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

Elizabeth Underwood

Female 1632 - 1673  (41 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Underwood 
    Born 1632  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 16 Jun 1673  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I22538  Tree1
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2023 

    Father William Underwood,   b. 1606, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1637, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Margaret Mason,   b. Abt 1607, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1669, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1623  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F14760  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Francis Slaughter,   b. 1630, Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1657, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 27 years) 
    Married Abt 1652  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Rappahannock County, Virginia, Book D2, Page 326 shows 1663 but the dead do not marry the living
    Children 
     1. Francis Slaughter,   b. 1657, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Mar 1718/19, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [natural]
     2. Francis {Addl Records} Slaughter,   b. 1657, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F13637  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 James Taylor,   b. Bef 1630,   d. Bef 1 May 1655, Surry County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years) 
    Married Between 1652 and 1654  Isle of Wright County, Virginia.. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F14765  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 John Catlett,   b. 12 Mar 1626, Canterbury, Kent, England - baptism Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1670, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia or Port Royal, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married Jan 1657  Old Rappahannock (Richmond) County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Catlett,   b. Abt 1657, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1699, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 42 years)  [natural]
     2. John Catlett,   b. 1658, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jan 1725, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Catlett,   b. Between 1665 and 1666, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 May 1717, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Inventory Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [natural]
     4. Sarah Catlett,   b. 1666, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F14766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 Amory Rev Butler,   b. Abt 1639, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jan 1679, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Married May 1671  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2023 
    Family ID F14767  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.
      ORDER Book, 1664-1673.
      Butler, Elizabeth, Sittingbourn Parish. - -16 June, 1673.
      Son Francis Slaughter; daughter Sarah; son John Catlett; daughter Elizabeth; son John, son William; my deceased husband John Catlett; cousin William Underwood, Sr.; cousin Humphrey Booth, cousin Katherine Booth; sister Peirce, money in Mr. Griffies' and Mr. Manford's hands in London; my husband Amory Butler to be executor;
      my cousin Capt. Thomas Hawkins, brother Edward Rowzee and Mr. Daniel Gaines to be overseers;
      brother Booth's children;
      witnesses Thomas Lucas, Sr., John Dawson

      full will on second page
      ===
      On 20 February 1643, Moore is referenced in a land transaction of John Lewin, Merchant, in a renewal in Moore's name of 200 acres. (Ref: Patent Book I, Part II, Page 339 and Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666, Page 114). On the same day he is referenced in regard to 1400 acres in Upper Norfolk County on the NW side of Beverly Creek (Ref: Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666, Page 154).

      On 22 May 1650, Moore is referenced as having recieved four patents for transportation of individuals in to the colony of Virginia. 1.) 350 acres on the Rappahannock for the transport of 7 individuals, (Ref: Patent Book 2, Page 229) 2.) 5350 acres on the Rappahannock for the transport of 107 individuals, (Ref: Patent Book 2, Page 230) 3.) 450 acres on the Rappahannock for the transport of 9 individuals, including George Underwood, Mary his wife and Anne Underwood (Ref: Patent Book 2, Page 231) and 4.) 1800 acres on the Rappahannock for the transport of 36 persons, including Thomas, Elizabeth, William, Sarah and Margaret Underwoode, adjacent to the land of William Underwood (Ref: Patent Book 2, Page 231) These transactions are also referenced in Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, pgs. 194-195.

      On 6 October 1654, Captain Moore Fauntleroy was involved in a transaction of 1800 acres on the Rappahannock River and Bushwood Creek, adjacent the land of William Underwood. The described land was assigned to Michael Windsmore. (Ref: Patent Book 3, Page 307 and Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Page 299). On 13 March 1656, Moore Fantleroy and Mary his wife appointed Mary's brother William Underwood their atorney to acknowledge their sale of a tract of 250 actres of land unto Francis Slaughter. A witness to this transaction was Mr. Humphrey Booth.
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      RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.
      ORDER BOOK, 1656-1664.
      Slaughter, Francis. No date. No date of probate. {generally thought to be 1657}
      To mother-in-law Mrs. Margaret Upton;
      brother-in-law Col. Moore Fauntleroy;
      my wife Mrs. Elizabeth Slaughter;
      I appoint my good friend and loving brother ----------; Humphrey Booth to be assistant to my wife.

      ===
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=:638441&id=I2314

      SOURCE: Virginia Genealogies #1, Genealogies of Virginia Families V, Underwood Family of Virginia, page 630
      "Elizabeth Underwood married first Dr. James Taylor. Was he a son of Rev. James Taylor who was associated with the family in Isle of Wight County? He certainly was NOT a kind or faithful husband to her so that she felt compelled to appeal to the Governor and Council for a separation in order that she could return to the home of her mother. The details are such that it would have been impossible for her to have remained with him without being killed or maimed. Before the matter was finally settled the huband obligingly departed this life, according to the first record book of Surrey County. Recorded 26 March 1654.

      1 May 1655, the estate account of Mr. James Taylor returned and among other items is where Mr. Slaughter was paid one third of the estate in right of his wife (Vol. 1, 53). 6 November 1655, Francis Slaughter for and in consideration of two cowes with caves and 2000 pounds of tobacco to be paid the 10th of October next and 1000 pounds more to be paid of 1657 by Thomas Culmer of Surrey Countye Chyrurgion all claim (in right of his wife) unto the house and plantation where he now lives. Page 83)

      It seems that they removed to Rapahannock River soon after selling this property but he (Slaughter) did not long survive the removal since his will was recorded on page 83 of the volume containing records from 1656 to 1664."

      SOURCE: The Descendants of Captain Thomas Carter, page 104
      (Third husband of Elizabeth Underwood Slaughter) "Col. John Catlett ...he was presiding justice of Rappahannock in 1665, and was killed by the Indians while defending a frontier fort near Port Royall in 1670. Col. Catlett was very wealthy. Like her mother, Elizabeth Underwood took unto herself a third (Butler was her fourth) husband in the person of Rev. Amory Butler, by whom she had no issue."
      ===
      Karen Cotter 2005-06-11 22:27:08

      Elizabeth Underwood married first Dr. James Taylor. He certainly was not a kind or faithful husband to her so that she felt compelled to appeal to the Governor and Council for a separation in order that she could return to the house of her mother. The details are such that it qould have been impossible for her to have remained with him without being killed or maimed. Before the matter was finally settled the husband obligingly departed this life according to the first record book of Surry County, Recorded 26 March 1654. Her daughter
      Elizabeth had married John Catlett who was styled son in law.

      1 May 1655, the estate account of Mr. James Taylor returned among other items is where Mr. Slaughter was paid one third of the estate in right of his wife (This is apparently the Francis Slaughter shown as her first husband as follows: Elizabeth Underwood married first Francis Slaughter; then John Catlett, Sr. per The Family Register of Nicholas Taliaferro with notes by William Buckner McGroarty, William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Volume 1 Second Series, July 1921, Volume 3 posted on Rootsweb.com archives, Note 5. On 6 November 1655, Francis Slaughter for and in consideration of two cowes with calves and 2000 pounds of tobacco to be paid the 10th of October next and 1000 pounds more to be paid the 10th of 8ber 1657 by Thomas Culmer of Surrey Countye Chyrurgion all claim (in right of his wife) unto the house and plantation where he now lives. It seems that they removed to Rappahannock River soon after settling this property but he died not long survive the removal since hi will was recorded on page 83 of the volume containing records from 1656 to 1664 but the date is mutilated. It was before Mrs. Margaret Upton married Capt. Thomas Lucas as he bequeathed to his mother-in-law Mrs. Margaret Upon 10 shilling to buy a pair of gloves. To brother-in-law Coll More. Fantleroy a book entitled Hookers Eclestical policy. To Andre Dew his overseer as much broadcloth as will make him a suite. To dear wife Elizabeth (Underwood) Slaughter residue of estate lands, houses and to her heirs except my rapier belt and young mare that runs either about Lawnes or Lower Chippox Creek. Friend and loving **** Humphrey Booth assistant to wife. 10 April **** Elizabeth Slaughter of Rappahannock in Virginia for & in Consideration .. affection & motherly love .... beloved son to him the said Francis another mare foal in lieu of ...... the age between .... teen and thirty years which are to be (God willing) had & Soleminized shortly between me the said ........ said Francis Slaughter when he attains the age of twenty one years formerly privileged by his father Captain Francis Slaughter ..... the said Elizabeth Freely give and bestow unto him the female increase with a feather bed and all appruts. Witnesses Thomas Hawkins, Ant. Stephens. This deed of gift is recorded in volume 1656-84, page 34, Rappahannock County apparently just before she was going to marry her third husband John Catlett. She had married him by 17 January 1664 when she made a power of attorney to her beloved kinsman Mr. Thomas Hawkins to acknowledge her consent to sale of land from her husband John Catlett to James Yeats (1656-64, page 408, Rappahannock County). Colonel John Catlett survived for some years and is said to have been killed while defending a fort at Port Royal against Indians. They had four children, John Catlett; Elizabeth Catlett; William Catlett and Sarah Catlett who are mentioned in the will of their mother.

      On 20 April 1672 there was recorded a marriage agreement between Amory Butler of Rappahannock County, Clerk and Mrs. Elizabeth (Underwood) Catlett which was dated May 1671 in which the said Mr. Butler was to relinquish all right which might accrue to him by the said marriage now in her possession as administrator of her late husband Colonel John Catlett deceased or any right in her dower. Her children now in England. Trustees were Major William Pierce of Westmoreland County and Mr. Edward Rowzee. Witnesses: Anthony Bridges and John Rosier (Vol 1672-76, page 19)

      This much married lady did not long survive her fourth matrimonial venture as her will was entered for probate 7 May 1673 just two years from the date of her marriage agreement. She bequeathed to her son Francis Slaughter furniture in her chamber, the furniture and other things given her by her mother when he is nineteen years of age; to her daughter Elizabeth Catlett bed and furniture in the dining room, her largest diamond ring, necklace with the biggest pearl and some other things; To her daughter Sarah Catlett two stone rings, small pearl necklace, wedding ring, etc. To sons John and William Catlett, the books mentioned in their father's will. To cozens William Underwood, Humphrey Booth, Catherine Booth. To sister Pierce a mourning ring. Executor husband Amory Butler who is to be guardian to children. Cousin Thomas Hawkins, brother Edward Rowzee and Mr. Daniel Gaines overseers of will (1665-1671, 136)
      Underwood Family of Virginia published in Genealogies of Virginia Families from Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Volume V, page 631
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 9 {1656}
      I WILLIAM UNDERWOOD of the County of LANCASTER (missing) & wholey set over one white Cow without a Taile (missing) underneath the left ear Now in the possession of (missing) said FANTLEROY not only for my intire affecion to the (missing)mse were Witnesses in Baptisme the said ELIZA. (missing) without any let hindrance or denial (missing) whatsoever by for from me or any person (blank) my title alienated unto the (missing) heirs & assignes for ever. Witness my hand
      Testes FRA, SLAUGHTER WILL UNDERWOOD

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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 22 {1656}
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall Come I ELIZA. SLAUGHTER of Rappahannook in Virginia send greeting in our Lord God everlasting Know ye (that I the said ELIZ,) for and in consideration of the natural affection & motherly Love beloved Son (missing) divers good causes (missing) moveing (missing) give grant & confirm unto said FRANCIS (missing) years old (missing) said mare dye before (missing) to him the said FRANCIS another mare foal in lieu of it (missing) the age between (missing)teen & thirty years which are to be (missing) (God Willing) to be had & Solemnized shortly between the said (missing) the said FRANCIS SLAUGHTER when he attains the full age of Twenty one years (missing) formerly priviledged by his Father Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER (missing) the said ELIZA. do freely give and bestow unto him the said (missing) female Increase with a feather bed & all the appurts (missing) use & behoof for Ever freely & quietly to enjoy (missing) demand of me the said ELIZA, or any other person or persons whatseover (missing) or procuremt. & without any thing or vaIlue thereof to (missing) Exrs. Admrs. or assignes & the said ELIZA. all & singular aforesaid (missing) Exrs. Admrs. & assignes to the use aforesaid (missing) Witness my hand & Seal this 10th day of April (missing)
      in presence of THOMAS HAWKINS, ELIZA. SLAUGHTER
      ANT: STEPHENS
      ===
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 260-261
      I MARGT LUCAS do appoint Mr. ALLEX. FLEMING my true & lawful attorney to acknowledge in the Court of the County of Rappa one Deed of Gift bearing date the 6th of this Instant January by which sd Deed of Gift I the abovesd MARGT LUCAS do give unto my grandchild FRANCIS SLAUGHTER one cow & cow calve with their female increase &c In Witness of the premises I have sett my hand & seal this 6th of January I663
      in presence of JOHN DANDY, MARGT LUCAS
      HUM BOOTH
      Recogn in Cur Rappa 6 Febry 1663, ROBERT DAVIS Cl Cur prd
      WITNESS Mrs MARGT LIPTON als LUCAS did freely & purely into the hands of Capt.
      FRANCIS SLAUGHTER deced one Cow & one Cow Calfe to be for the use of FRANCIS
      SLAUGHTER JUNR Son to the sd FRANCIS ahovesd Now Whereas I sd JOHN CATLETT
      married ELIZA. SLAUGHTER Relict of the sd Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER deced by which means the sd Stock of catle fell into my hands with their increase Know All Men that I JOHN CATLETT now Husband of ELIZA. SLAUGHTER als CATLETT do by the presents deliver up the sd Stock of Catle withall the increase male & female unto Mrs. MARGT. UPTON als LUCAS to be disposed of according to the meaning of her Deed of Gift & to the true performance hereof I sett my hand &seal this 5th day of January 1663/4
      in presence of ALLEX. FLEMING, JOHN CATLETT
      JOHN DANDY
      Recog in Cur Rappa. 6 Jan 1663/4 ROBERT DAVIS Cl Cur prd.
      ===
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 318-319
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents (missing) I THOMAS GREEN (missing) Whereas JOHN CATETT & ELIZA. his Wife of the County of (missing) Letter of Attorney bearing date in October 1659 under their hands (missing) to make saile in their names & for their use formerly bel(missing) SLAUGHTER both deced containing Eight hundred (missing) the head of CHUCKATUCK CREEK in the sd County of the (missing) & for their use to the purchaser or purchasers to make (missing) good & lawfull possession thereof as by the sd Lettr. of Attorney may appear Now Know Ye that I the sd THOMAS GREEN for & in consideration of the sum of (missing) thousand pounds of Tobacco & Cask to be paid by JOSEPH BRIDGAR (missing) the ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY aforesd according to the purport & true meaning (missing) by the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR in the name & for the use of the (missing) receit whereof I hereby acknowledge have by Virtue of the aforesd Letter of Attorney in the name & behalf of the sd JOHN CATETT & ELIZA, his Wife their heirs & admrs. forever a certaine part of the sd tract of land unto the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR his heirs & assignes for ever that is to say all that land formerly (missing) by the sd Capt. JOHN UPTON unto JOHN KING & LAWRENCE WARD begiving at a great Poplar stump neer to the then dwelling house of the sd JOHN KING & LAWRENCE WARD abutting N. W. upon a branch of CHUCATUCK CREEK then known by the name of NEW TOWN HAVEN runing SW into ye woods & NE upon a branch that doth abutt upon the head of PAGAN POINT CREEK & bounded by marked trees the same being now in the possession of Capt. JOHN ENGLISH & GILES PAULETT together also with the land now in the occupation of JOHN CAR(missing) & also all that parcel! of land likewise formerly Leased by the aforesd Capt. JOHN UPTON unto NICHOLAS MORRIS adjoyning unto the aforesaid Land the same being now also in the occupation of WILLIAM CARNGTON & JAMES ASK the marked trees to the outermost bounds & so running S. W. into the woods to have and to hold the forebargained premises unto the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR his heirs or assignes for Ever in as ample manner as the sd JOHN CATLETT &ELIZA. his Wife or their heirs could hold the same & I the sd THOMAS GREEN do hereby in the behalf of the sd JOHN CATLETT &ELIZA. his Wife their heirs and admrs. grant with the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR his heirs & assignes that he shall peacably hold the premises without the trouble of the sd JOHN CATLETT &ELIZA. his Wife or their heirs or admrs. or by any other persons claiming & further I the sd THOMAS GREEN do covent. in the behalf of the sd JOHN CATLEI I' & ELIZA. his Wife with the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR shall be kept Indemnified unto the sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR (missing) sd Capt. FRANCIS SLAUGHTER & agt. all persons whatsoever I the sd THOMAS GREEN will acknowledge the (missing) ISLE OF WHITE or when sd JOSEPH BRIDGAR shall require the (missing) hand & seale this Sixth day of May 1661
      in presence of WILLIAM BROSSIE, THO: GREEN
      WILL EDWARDS, THO. CULME Isle of White County this 10th day of June
      1661 by Mr. THOMAS GREEN Attorney of JOHN CATLETT & ELIZA. CATLETT his Wife JOHN JE----INGS CI Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ELIZA. CATLETT have appointed my Loveing Kinsman Capt THOMAS GREEN my true & lawfull Attorney for me to acknowledge in the County of Rappa. my free consent to the Sale of the land which Mr. THOMAS GREEN Attorney of my Husband Mr. JOHN CATLETT hath made by vertue of his sd Letter of Attorney to Capt JOSEPH BRIDGAR & do by these presents promise to rauify & confirme what my Attorney shall do in the premises Witness my hand this second day of 9ber 1664
      in presence of JOHN DANDY, ELIZA. CATLET
      WARWICK CAMOCK
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa. 2 9bris 1664 pr JOHANNE CATLETT &ELIZA Uxorem
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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 334-335
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents come Know ye that I the sd Sr. WILLIAM BERKLEY Ent. do with the consent of the Councell of State grant unto JOHN CATLET gent five hundred acres of land lying upon the N. side of RAPPA. RIVER in the County of Rappahanock & Parish of Sittingbourne & beginneth at a white Oak by the Rivers side from whence by a line of marked trees that divideth the same from land of PETER MILLS the Heir of WILLIAM MILLS deced NE thence NW butting upon the land of Mr. TOBY SMITH thence SW to a white Oak by a branch side being the corner tree of the sd SMITH thence by the River side being the bottom of a Deep BAY to the first men cioned white Oak the afoursd bounds cont. 500 acres the sd land being due unto the sd JOHN WEIR by & for the transportation of Ten persons into this Colony whose names are on the Record underneath this Pattent to have and hold &c. Given at JAMES CITY under my hand & the Seale of the Collony this third day of Augt. 1663 & in the fifteenth year of the Reign of KING CHARLES the Second &c
      Mr. JOHN CATLETT his Pattent WILLIAM BERKLEY
      for 500 acres of land FRA. KIRKMAN Cl Cur.
      KNOW ALL MEN that I JOHN CATLETT gent do for me & my heirs assigne unto JAMES YEATES & his heirs & assignes all my right & interest to the within menconed Five hundred acres of land In Testimony whereoff I have hereunto set my hand this 14th day of November 1664 Moreover my Wife consenting to the abovesd Assignemt. doth likewise attest the same the day & year above written
      in presence of FRANCIS DOUGHTY, JOHN CATLETT
      ENOCH DOUGHTY ELIZA. CATLET
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ELIZA. CATLET do authorize my beloved Kinsman Mr. THOMAS HAWKINS my true & lawful! Attorney to acknowledge in the Court of Rapp& my consent to the Assignment that my Husband hath made to JAMES YEATS being for 500 acres of land & in my name wholly to revoke &Disclaime my Dowery in the sd land Witness my hand this 17th January 1664
      in presence of CHRISTOPHER BLACKBOURNE, ELIZA, CATLET
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 18 die Janry 1664
      ===
      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 264-265
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts that I ELIZA. CATLETT of the County of Rappa. Relique of Collo. JNO. CATLETT late of this County deced do by these pnts constitute and appoint my well beloved Friend Mr, DANIELL GAINES my true and lawfull Attorney for me and in my name & to my use to sue Implead Release and acquit any pson in that County indebted to me or the Estate of My said husband & to act and doe an other things whatsoever Receiving discharging & acquitting all persons paying what they justly owe either to me or the said Estate and all others that shall refuse to pay to implead Imprison and at his discretion out of prison againe to release and . fully to discharge and acquit as likewise in my name and stead to answer all accons agst me commenced and to act and doe any other matter or thing as my Attorney wherein I shall be any wise concerned and whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully act and doe in the prmises I doe hereby Rattify and confirme in as full & ample manner as if I myselfe were then and there psonally prsent as Wittness my hand and seal this 17th of Octor. 1671
      in pnts of us JOHN HULL ELIZA . CATLETT
      W MOSELEY
      Recognitr in Cur Rappa, primo die 9bris 1671
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 15-16
      May Court 1671 In the Name of God Amen
      WHEREAS there is an Intention of MARRIAGE betweene us AMORY BUTLER of Rappa County in Virginia Clerk wth Mrs. ELIZABETH CATLETT of the same place Widdow who is possessed of a certaine Estate Now Know yee that I the said AMORY BUTLER voluntarily freely without compulsion and as an Instrumental! cause of the for supposed Marriage doe for me my heirs administrators &c. relinquish (disowne and forever disclaims) any right or interest of any Estate now in the possession or occupation of the aforesaid ELIZABETH CATLETT her heirs administrators all rights and interests of Estate that do now properly belong to her the said MRS. CATLETT as Administratrix to the Estate of her late Husband Collo. JOHN CATLETT deceased as also all rights of thirds of dower wch might accrue to me the said BUTLER by any means or cause after the confirmation of the aforesaid Marriage and I do hereby further Impower the said MRS. CATLETT by Will or any other Instrument in Law whatsoever to dispose give grant or demise the said Estate belonging to her as aforesaid or any part or
      parcel' thereof to whom at what time soever she in her judgement shall think or see fit reserving only to my self the proffits of the same Estate for the maintenance of ye Children of ye MRS. CATLETT and ourselves &c. and from noe part of the Estate itself the Estate alwaies to be kept whole and entire and I the said AMORY BUTLER doe likewise for me my heirs and Administratnrc & forever disclaim any right or intorest to any Estate in England be it more or less and do freely and voluntarily demise the same unto my aforesaid loving freind MRS. CATLETT for the maintenance of the Children in England to be disposed according to the Will made by Collo. CATLETT deceased and further I doe hereby for me my heirs &c promise and grant with the said Mrs. ELIZABETH CATLETT her heirs Executors Administrators and so forth that I will from time to time and at all times hereafter make good keepe and continue the aforesaid Estate by me demised as aforesaid in the same state and condition as it shall be at the time of the Solemnization of the Marriage betweene the said MRS, CATLETT and me the said AMORY BUTLER and lastly I the aforesd BUTLER doe for me my heirs administrators &c. give and confirme all and every the abovesaid Estate into the possession and care of Majr. WILLIAM PENN of WESTMORELAND COUNTY Gent and Mr. EDWARD ROUZEE of Rappahannock when at what time Mrs. ELIZA. CATLETT shall think fits being by her appointed to be Feoffee in Trust for what is concerned in this Instrument of writing. In Witness the said BUTLER have hereunto set my hand and seale this nine and Twentieth day of Aprill in the Twenty and Fourth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second &c. and in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred and Seventy Two
      in presence of us ANTHONY BRIDGES AMORY BUTLER
      JOHN ROSIER
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa Primo die May 1672
      KNOW ALL MEN that I ELIZABETH CATLETT doe hereby appoint my loving friend Mr. GEORGE SOUTHEN my true and lawfull attorney to receive acknowledgement in Court of a certain Instrument of Writing to be acknowledged by Mr. AMORY BUTLER to me ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney shall lawfully doe in the premises Witness my hand and Seale this 29th day of April 1672
      in presence of us ANTHONY BRIDGES, ELIZABETH CATLETT
      JOHN ROZIER
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 17
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ELIZABETH CATLETT of Rappa County Widdow out of the natural affection I bear unto my loving Children FRANCIS SLAUGHTER, JOHN CATLETT, ELIZABETH CATLETT, SARAH CATLETT and WILLIAM CATLETT their heirs and assign es do give grant sell assigne and make over from me my heirs Executors and Administrators one sorrel! mare about the age of seven yeares with a white star on her forehead with all her increase male and female to be divided amongst my said Children as hereafter mentioned Vizt. that when my Male Children shall arrive to the age of Twenty and one years then to have their part as they do come to their said age and my Daughters at the day of their Marriage or when they shall arrive to the yeares of Eighteen and in the case of the mortality of any of my aforesaid Children then to be equally divided amongst the surviving Children whose shares have not already been taken out. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale 29th day of April in the 24th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second &c. and in the year of our Lord 1672
      in presence of THOMAS BLESSED, THOMAS RAWSON (sic)
      JOHN JARVIS
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 29-30
      July Court KNOW ALL MEN that I AMORY BUTLER of Rappa. Clerk do acknowledge the aforementioned Instrument and do further oblige me my heirs and assignes to give what further assurance of the same to the sd. MR. CATLETT or his learned Councell in the Law shall decide to his heirs &c. and do oblidge myself to acknowledge the same after Marriage. Witness my hand and seal this 13th of May 1672
      in presence of us ANTHONY BRIDGES, AMORY BUTLER
      JOHN ROSIER
      KNOW ALL MEN that I AMORY BUTLER of Rappa. Clearke do acknowledge myself owe and stand indebted to MRS. ELIZABETH CATLETT of this place Widdow hir heirs or assignes in the full and just sume of Five hundred pounds of lawfull current money of England the payment to be well and truly made I bind my heirs Executors fermely by these presents in Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale this 13th day of May in the Twenty and fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord CHARLES the Second &c. and in the yeare 1672
      The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a Marriage shortly to be had and solemnized between MRS. ELIZABETH CATLET and me the said AMORY BUTLER and whereas there is a certaine Estate belonging to the Children of the said MRS. CATLETT as Negroes and other goodes appraised in Money that if not withstanding the sd Appraisement the sd BUTLER shall at the instance and request of the Children of the said MRS. CATLETT when they shall attaine to age deliver or cause to be delivered to them or their order the Negroes in kind if they refuse the money as appraised also a bed with furniture to each of the said Children as appraised with it and other house hold stuffe as shall be necessary for a young beginner together with Plate and what else the said ELIZABETH CATLETT shall desire then this obligation to be void or none effect or else to remaine and be in full force and vertue Witnesse my hand and seale the day and year abovesd
      in presence of us ANTHONY BRIDGES, AMORY BUTLER
      JOHN ROSIER
      These words (together with plate and what else the said Mr. ELIZABETH CATLETT shall desire) were inserted and interlined before the acknowledgement of this Instrument as the witness hereunto can declare
      Test RICHARD ROWZIE,
      THOMAS GOULDMAN
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa Tertio die July 1672
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