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

Richard Blackburn

Male 1705 - 1757  (52 years)


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  • Name Richard Blackburn 
    Born 1705  Ripon, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jul 1757  Ripon Lodge, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22069  Tree1
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 

    Family Mary Watts,   b. Abt 1700, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1742, Ripon Lodge, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married Abt 1732  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Blackburn,   b. Abt 1730, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Mary Blackburn,   b. Abt 1737, Ripon Lodge, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1763, Fairfax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)  [natural]
     3. Alice Blackburn,   b. 11 Apr 1738, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 1811, Loudoun County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)  [natural]
     4. Thomas Blackburn,   b. Abt 1740, Ripon Lodge, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Oct 1807, Ripon Lodge, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)  [natural]
     5. Jane Blackburn,   b. Abt 1742, Prince William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 16 May 2022 
    Family ID F12569  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://www.rootsweb.com/~vafauqui/champ.htm
      URL title: Walter Anderson and the Champe Family
      Note:
      12 Jul 1757 John Champe executor to the last will of Col Richard Blackburn
      Genealogies of Virginia Families. Page 768.
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      Westmoreland County, Virginia, dated 3 Apr 1737, probated 26 Apr 1737, Mary Chilton. Granddaughter Elizabeth Sanford, Capt. Andrew Munroe and his wife Jane to have care of her estate until she is 18 years of age; son John Watts; son James Bowcock and his children, Thomas, James, and Jane; son Richard Watts; daus. Jane Munroe, Margaret Strother and Mary Blackburn and husband Richard Blackburn; Capt. Thomas Chilton and his wife Jemima.
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      James Hughes 2006-05-22 14:39:22
      NPS Form 10-900

      The Grayson family was a neighbor of the Blackburns in Dumfries, where the Grayson patriarch Benjamin was a contemporary of Richard Blackburn. His son Spence Grayson became an Anglican minister who served as rector of Cameron Parish in Loudoun before the Revolutionary War. During the Revolution Spence was the minister in his brother William Grayson’s Continental Regiment. Unlike the Blackburns, members of the Grayson family remained in the area that would become southwest Loudoun County, although Spence Grayson himself was serving as rector of Dettingen Parish in Prince William shortly after his purchase. In 1787 Spence Grayson was appointed head of a committee reviewing ministers’ qualifications, acting under the auspices of the Anglican diocese, which, two years later, reorganized itself as the Protestant Episcopal Church.
      After Blackburns death the land passed to his son Thomas, who in turn gave parcels to each of his two daughters and in 1785 sold 2,328 acres to Spence Grayson. The land on which Unison is located was part of the parcel Thomas Blackburn deeded to his daughter Sarah and her husband
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      July 17th 1733 (D-B1-68)
      Know all men by these presents that I John Dawkins of the County of Prince William planter am held and
      firmly bound unto Richard Blackburn of the same county Carpenter in the sum of five hundred pounds sterling to be paid to the said Richard Blackburn of his certain attorney executors administrators or assigns to which payment well and truly I bind my self my heirs executors administrators for the whole and in the whole firmly and by these presents. Sealed with my seal this seventeenth day of July one thousand seven hundred and thirty three.
      The Condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound John Dawkins do well and truly
      observe perform fulfill accomplish a---- all and singular the covenants grants articles clauses conditions aments whatsoever each on his part or behalf are or ought to be observed formed fulfilled and kept mentioned and comprised in a certain deed ____ bearing equal date with these presents made between the said _______ Then the above obligation to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force and virtue. Sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Porter, Nathaniel Hedgeman and John Diskin John Dawkins planter acknowledged this bond for performance of covenants to Richard Blackburn carpenter
      which on his motion is admitted to record.
      Test. Catesby Cocke C.C.
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      October 16th 1733 (D-B1-148)
      Know all men by these presents that I John Diskin of the Parish of Hamilton in the County of Prince William planter, bound to Richard Blackburn of the Parish and County aforesaid carpenter in the full and just sum of two hundred pounds current money of Virginia to be paid to the said Richard Blackburn or his certain attorney, executors or administrators to which payment well and truly to be made I bind myself my heirs executors & administrators firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal and dated the sixteenth day of October in the year of our Lord, One Thousand Seven Hundred & Thirty Three.
      The Condition of this obligation is such whereas the above bound John Diskin hath granted bargained sold & conveyed unto the aforesaid Richard Blackburn that tract or parcel of land & plantation whereon the said John Diskin now lives situate lying and being in Hamilton Parish in the County of Prince William and upon Neapsco Creek containing by estimation two hundred & one acres be the same more or less by deed of lease and release the lease bearing date the fifteenth day of this instant and the releases of equal date with these presents. Now if any person whatsoever shall at any time hereafter recover all or any part of the said land granted and sold as aforesaid of and from the said Richard Blackburn by means of the said John Diskin not having a good and sufficient title thereto. Then if the said John Diskin not having a good and sufficient title thereto then if the said John Diskin his heirs executors or administrators shall satisfy and pay unto the Richard Blackburn his heirs, executors administrators or assigns the full value of such land so taken away together with the improvements and buildings thereon as the same shall be valued by
      two honest and knowing men indifferently chosen one by each party and shall also from time to time and at all times for ever hereafter well and truly observe perform and fulfill and keep all singular the covenants grants articles provides conditions and arguments which on his and their parts and behalf are or ought to be observed performed fulfilled and kept mentioned comprised and contained in the lease and release aforementioned and made or mentioned to be made between the said John Diskin of the one part and the said Richard Blackburn of the other part for the conveying the said two hundred and one acres of land according to the true intent and meaning of the said Indenture also if Elizabeth Diskin shall not claim any right of Dower or Thirds of in and to the said land or any part thereof then this obligation to be void otherwise to be and remain in full force power and virtue. John Diskin (SEAL)
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us:
      Scarlet Hancock
      John Dawkin
      John Chilton
      At a Court held for Prince William County the Seventeenth Day of October 1733. John Diskin planter,
      Acknowledged this bond to Richard Blackburn carpenter which on his motion is admitted to record.
      Teste – Catesby Cocke
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      Prince William Co VA Bond Book 1732-1847
      May 21st 1735 (C-41)
      Guardian Bond
      Know all men by these presents that we William Shadburn & Richard Blackburn gent. are held and firmly
      bound unto the Worshipful Justices of Prince William County their Heirs Executors and Administrators in the sum of Twenty Pounds to the true payment whereof we bind ourselves our heirs executors administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents as witness our hands and seals this twenty first day of May 1735.
      The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound William Shadburn guardian of Mary &
      Jane Shadburn his heirs executors and administrators do & shall well & truly pay or cause to be truly paid unto the said Orphans all such estate & estates that now is or hereafter shall come to the hands of the said William Shadburn as soon as the said Orphans shall attain so lawful age or when thereunto required by the Justice of the Peace of Prince William County Court & also to have & keep harmless the said Justices their heirs and successors from all trouble & damage that shall & may arise about the said estate then this obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.
      Signed sealed & delivered in the presence of Thomas Robinson.
      William Shadburn SEAL
      Richard Blackburn SEAL
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 66-68. July 16, 1733. John Dawkins of Parish of Hamilton planter to Richard Blackbourn of same parish, carpenter.... for sum of 60 lbs. sterl. money of England... 1875 a.... on head of Licking Br. of Broad Run of Occaquan and at the mouth of the north fork of the said run....corner to Daniel Tebbs....said land being part of a deed granted Dawkins for 2375 a. from the Proprietors office dated Feb. 15, 1729....decd of Tense and release. John Dawkins
      Wit: James Porteus, Nathl. Hodgman, John Diskin.
      Rec'd. of Richard Blackbourn 60 lbs. sterl. July 17, 1733.
      At court July 18, 1733 John Dawkins, planter acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed as also a bond for performance of covenants to Rich' d. Blackbourn and Francis wife of said John relinquished her right of Dower to lands conveyed.
      bound unto Richard Blackbourn of same Co, Carpenter in sun of 500 lbs. sterl....dated this July 17, 1733....condition of the above obligation such that if the above bound John Dawkins
      do well and truly observe the covenates....and agreements on
      his part in certain deed of release then this obligation be of no afoot otherwise remain in full force and virture.
      John Dawkins
      Wit: James Porteus, Nathl. Hodgman, John Diskins.
      At court July 18, 1733 John Dawkins, planter acknowledged his bond for performance of covenants to Richard Blackbourn, carpenter
      Pages 69-72. July 17, 1733. John Chilton of Pr. William to
      Richard Blackbourn of same co., carpenter....for 500 lbs. Tob. ....land on south side of Bull Run....764 a....joyning to lands of Nathaniel Russell's.....line of Robert Carters, Esq....land of John Creel....deed of lease and release.
      John (0) Chilton
      Wit: James Porteus, John Diskin, Nathl. Hodgman.
      Rec'd. of Richard Blackburn sum of 5000 lbs. Tob. July 18, 1733. At court July 18, 1733 John Chilton, planter acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed as also a bond for performance of covenants to Richard Blackburne, carpenter.
      Pages 72-75. John Chilton of Pr. William, planter am bound unto Richard Blackburn of same co, carpenter in sum of 500 lbs. sterl. ....this July 18, 1733....condition of the above obligation is such that if John Chilton truly observe the covenants....and agreements in a certain deed of release made between the said John Chilton and above bound Richard Blackburn then this obligation be void and of no effect otherwise in full force
      and virtue.
      John (0) Chilton
      Wit: James Porteus, John Diskin, Nathl. Hedgman.
      At court July 18, 1733 John Chilton, planter acknowledged this bond •to Richard Blackburn, carpenter.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 145-148. Oct. 16, 1733. John Diskin of Pr. William, planter to Richard Blackburn of same, carpenter.....for 38 lbs., 5 shillings curr. money and 4000 lbs. of Tob land being in Parish of Hamilton....whereon the said John Diskin now lives formerly sold unto John Diskin by Veale by deeds of lease and release dated Sept. 9, 1730....201 a....on north side of Little Cr. in Burbridges line....to main Neapoco Cr....near Goslings pasture near Tho.
      Pinson's plantation....deed of lease and release.
      John Diskin
      Wit: Scarlet Hancock, John Dawkins, John Chilton.
      Rec'd. of Richard Blackburn sum of 38 lbs., 5 shillings curr. money and 4000 lbs. of Tob. Oct. 15, 1733.
      At court Oct. 17, 1733 John Diskin acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Richard Blackburn.
      I John Diskin of Parish of Hamilton in Pr. William, planter am held and firmly bound unto Richard Blackburn of same, carpenter in sum of 2000 lbs. curr. money to be paid to said Richard Blackburn and dated this Oct. 16, 1733.
      The condition of this obligation is such whereas the above bound John Diskin hath granted unto Richard Blackburn that tract of land in Hamilton Parish on Neapsco Cr. containing 201a. Then if the said John Diskin shall satisfy and pay unto the Richard Blackburn or assign the full value of such land so taken away as the same shall be valued by two honest and knowing men chosen one by such party and shall also from time to time well and truly observe the covenants grants conditions which on his and their parts and behalf are or ought to be observed contained in the lease and release between John Diskin and Richard Blackburn for conveying the 201 a. and also if Eliz. Diskin wife of said John if she happen to out live the said John Diskin shall not claim any right of Dower or thirds of in and to the said land then this obligation to be void othewise to be and remain in full force power and virtue.
      John Diskin
      Wit: Scarlett Hancock, John Dawkin, John Chilton.
      At court Oct. 17, 1733 John Diskin acknowledged this bond to Richard Blackburn, carpenter.
      Pages 148-152. Sept. 18, 1733. John Chilton of Pr. William, planter to Richard Blackburn of same, carpent for 31 lbs. curr. money tract of land on north side of Bull Run and joyning to land of Nathaniel Russell....corner tree of land of William Daviss....at head of a br. of Little Hockey Run....land granted by patent dated Feb. 24, 1728/9 from the Proprietors to Mark Chilton father of said John Chilton.....deed of lease and release.
      John (his mark) Chilton
      Wit: Scarlet Hancock, John Diskin, John Dawkins.
      Rec'd. of Richard Blackburn sum of 31 lbs. curr. money Sept. 19, 1733. At court Oct. 17, 1733 John Chilton acknowledged this release with which on his motion
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber B; 1732-1735;
      Pages 252-255. March 19, 1733. Bond Veal of Pr. Wm., planter to Richard Blackburn of same, carpenter....for 23 lbs., 8 shillings curr. money....130 a. in Hamilton Parish on Little Cr....on north side of South Br......in Burbidges line....being part of 275 a. given by John Veal of West. Co. in his will dated Nov. 21, 1718 to John Veale and Morris Veal in these words: I give all my land in Stafford unto my sons John Veal and Morris Veal to be equally divided between them and if both dye without heir then to next heir at law which said John and Morris died with....Land descended to Bond Veal his heir at law....deed of lease and release.
      Bond Veale
      Wit: John Gregg, William (w) Rookard, John Gosling.
      Rec'd. of Richard Blackburn sum of 23 lbs., 8 shilling.
      At court June 19, 1734 Bond Veal acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed to Richard Blackburn.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 58-60. Feb. 27, 1738. Nathaniel Russell of Hamilton Parish Pr. Wm., planter to Richard Blackburn of same 5 lbs...land Nath. Russell ought to have as oldest son & heir at law to his father Nathaniell Russell late of sd. Co. dec...280 a on n. side of Bull Run in Truro Parish....by last will of Nathaniell Russell dec. devised for the payment of his debts and by Richard Blackburn since purchased of the adminstratrix with the sd. will annexed for the sum of 300 lbs. of tob. and 14 lbs. money....tract gr. Nath. Russell by deed from the Proprietors Nov. 20, 1725...on run about half a mile above mouth of Little Rocky Run.
      Nathaniel (NR) Rusill
      Wits: Fras. Searson, Richd. Higgins, John Purcell, Michaell Reagan. Rec'd. of Richard Blackburn sum of 4 lbs. current money.
      At Court Feb. 27, 1738 Nathaniel Russell acknowledged this deed.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds {June Whitehurst Johnson}: Liber D; 1738 - 1740; Pages 167-170.
      April 16, 1739. Margaret Anderton late widow and Adm. with the will annexed of Nathaniel Russell late of sd. Co. dec. to Richard Blackburn of same, Gent tract on n. side of Bull Run....Nathaniel Russel did by his will in writing devise the same for to pay his debts of which sd. Nathaniel did appoint Jacob Gibson to be his exor....annexed was gr. to Margaret Russell which sd. tract was gr. to sd. Nathl. Russel from the Proprietors Office by deed Nov. 12, 1715....standing at the mouth of a valley and about a mile above the mouth of Little Rocky Run....280 a....for 100 lbs. sterling.
      Margret Anderton (her mark)
      Wits: Thomas Davies, Charles Oneal, Elizabeth (E) Oneal.
      Rec'd. of Richd. Blackburn, Gent. 100 lbs.
      At Court June 25, 1739 this release with the receit endorsed were proved.
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber I; 1745 - 1746; pp 151-156
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fifth and twenty sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six Between THOMAS STRIBLING of the Parish of Dettengen in County of Prince William gent of one part and RICHARD BLACKBURN of the Parish and County aforesaid gent of other part Witnesseth that said THOMAS STRIBLING for sum of Fifty pounds Currt. money hath sold unto the said RICHARD BLACKBURN (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale for one whole year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs forever all that parcel of land by PATENT granted to JAMES McGLOUGHLIN bearing date the twenty fifth day of November one thousand seven hundred and twenty five and by him sold to the aforesaid THOMAS STRIBLING being in the aforesaid County of Prince William on the Middle grounds between the Branches of BROAD RUN and the Branches of BULL RUN adjoining to a tract of land surveyed for ANNE BIVINS and bounded begining at two white Oaks a Corner to said BIVINS's land thence So. E to two white Oaks thence No. E. to two red Oaks thence No. W to a water Oak in a Branch another corner of the said BIVINS's thence along the line of the said BIVINS's S. W, to the first station containing Two hundred and twenty five acres and all houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said RICHARD BLACKBURN his heirs and assigns forever, In Witness whereof the said THOMAS STRIBLING hath set his hand and seal
      in presence of us GEO: WALLER. THOMAS STRIBLING
      JOHN CRUMP, CHA. WALLER
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 28th day of July 1746
      THOMAS STRIBLING Gent acknowledged this Release and Receipt to RICHARD BLACKBURN gent to be his acts and deeds which are admitted to record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS STRIBLING am held and firmly bound unto RICHARD BLACKBURN in the sum of Two hundred pounds Current money of Virginia this 26th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six
      THE CONDITION of the above obligation is that if THOMAS STRIBLING at all times keep covenants on his part mentioned in Indenture also if ELIZABETH STRIBLING Wife of the said THOMAS STRIBLING shall at any time at request of the said RICHARD BLACKBURN acknowledge her right of dower that then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in force
      in presence of GEO: WALLER, THOMAS STRIBLING
      JOHN CRUMP, CHA, WALLER
      At a Court held for the County of Prince William the 28th day of July 1746
      THOMAS STRIBLING gent acknowledged this bond to RICHARD BLACKBURN gent. to be his act and deed & admitted to record
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      Prince William County, Virginia Deeds [Antient Press]; Liber I; 1745 - 1746; pp 162-166
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fifth and twenty sixth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty six between CHARLES CORNWELL and BARBARY his Wife of the Parish of Dettingen and County of Prince William of one part and RICHARD BLACKBURN of the Parish and County aforesaid gent of the other part Witnesseth that the said CHARLES CORNWELL and BARBARY his Wife for the sum of Twenty eight pounds Current money have sold unto the said RICHARD BLACKBURN (in his actual possession by vertue of a bargain and Sale for one whole year and by force of the statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs and assigns forever all that parcel of land in the County of Prince William near the head of the North Branch of QUANTICO by PATENT granted to the aforesaid CHARLES CORNWELL bearing date the fourth day of June one thousand seven hundred and thirty one and joyning the lands of CHARLES HARRIS, RICHARD DAVIS and JOHN PARKER containing One hundred and thirty one acres and bounded begining at a Pignut Hiccory near the line of CHARLES HARRIS and RICHARD DAVIS extending thence So. W. to a white Oak on a point in a heap of Stones then S. W. to a Spanish Oak on a Ridge North Wt to a white Oak near the land of JOHN PARKER N. Wt. to a white Oak by a small Branch then North E. to a stooping white Oak then to the beginning as also one other parcel of land containing One hundred twenty six acres of land being the reversion of a greater tract of three hundred and twenty six acres of land granted to the said CHARLES CORNWELL bearing date the 19th day of January one thousand seven hundred and forty one the other part of the said tract being sold by said CHARLES CORNWELL to WILLIAM LOWE and now in possession of RICHARD WRIGHT and all houses and appurtenances whatsoever belonging To Have and To Hold unto the said RICHARD BLACKBURN his heirs and assignes for ever. In Witness whereof they the said CHARLES CORNWELL and BARBARY his Wife have set their hands and Seals
      in presence of us GEO, MASON. CHARLES CORWELL
      GEORGE GENT, PETER pc CORNW BARBARY CORWELI.
      At a Court continued and held for the County of Prince William on the 29th day of July 1746 CHARLES CORNWELL and BARARY his Wife (she being first privately examined and thereto consenting) acknowledged these Indenture of Lease and Release &Receipt to RICHARD BLACKBURN gent. to be their acts and deeds which are admitted to record

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