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

John Taverner

Male 1640 - 1698  (58 years)


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  • Name John Taverner 
    Born 1640  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Jul 1698  North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24305  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 

    Family ID F16067  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Stephens,   b. Bef 1655, Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1679, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 26 years) 
    Married 26 Nov 1678  North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Taverner,   b. 7 Jan 1679, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1718, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years)  [natural]
     2. Elizabeth Taverner,   b. 25 Mar 1681, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1729, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 47 years)  [natural]
     3. John Taverner,   b. 7 Mar 1683, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 May 1712, Richmond County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)  [natural]
     4. Richard Tavener,   b. 30 Jul 1685, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     5. James Taverner,   b. Abt 1687, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 5 Mar 1712, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F15795  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1697-1699 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 2; Part 2 [Antient Press]; (Page 311)
      Richmond County Court 6th of July 1698
      - The Last Will and Testament of Mr. JOHN TAVERNER deced being presented to this Court by his Daughter, SARAH, and Son, JOHN TAVERNER, Executrs. therein named was proved by the Oath of Mr. SAMUEL PEACHEY and Mr. JOHN BAKER & probate thereof
      granted &c.
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

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      1693: Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book Abstracts 1692-1695, Ruth and Sam Sparacio

      2 Jan 1693/4
      Deed. Samuel Travers and Frances his wife of Richmond Co to Charles Dodson, for 10000 lb tobo and cask, 500 acres, "being part of a patent granted to Mr Thomas Chitowwd and George Haselock bearing Date 9th day of July 1662". This land lying on the main branch of Totuskey Creek, adj land sold by said Travers to Dan'l Everett. Entry includes "either of our heirs in by from or under Col'n William Travers Father of me the said Samuel Travers". Signed: Sam'l Travers, Fran Travers. Witness: Peter Hall, Gilbert Hornby (or Fornby), Mary x Wollard. Recorded 20 Jan 1693/4.

      2 Jan 1693
      Frances Travers assigns Power of Attorney to Mr. John Taverner to represent her in court to acknowledge "a certain parcell of land containing Fiver hundred acres sold by my Husband, Samuel Travers, unto Charles Dodson of this County by Deed and purpose.
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      Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      SAMPSON, JOHN, 7 September, 1680 25 November, 1685.
      In the Name of God Amen. I John Sampson at the psent in the County of Rappa. in Virginia Merch. being of sound mind and memory praised be God, do make and declare my last Will & Testamt: as followeth : first & principally I do hereby recomend my Soul into the hands of the Almighty who gave it me & my Body I Commit to the Earth to be decently buried as herein Expressed trusting it shall partake of that glorious Resurrection purchased by the blessed Redeemer of the World Christ Jesus but my desire is no sermon be preached at my funeral my Body to be put into a decent Coffin & Carryed to the grave by six Merchants if they may be had otherwise by six of the Commission of this County And desire that there be no more than Three gallons of Strong Liquor (without Victualls) be therefore Expended And as for that Worldly estate God of his goodness hath blessed me with I dispose thereof as is herein Exprest.
      My mourning Ring I give and bequeath unto my Loveing Sister Rebecca Sampson.
      I give & bequeath unto Mrs Sarah Suggett my little Ring my little Bible wth Silver Clasps my Silver Spoon my Silver Punch Cup my Book in folio written by Herne and two other books : one Heaven Opened by R. A. ye other the Life & Death of Mr John Janeway.
      To my brothers Jacob and Isaac Sampson 30 sh. to buy each of them Mourning Rings wch said Rings & Mony or Tobo the value of the said Mony to be sent by some trusty friend to the use aforesaid Vizt My Mourning Ring to my sister & the thirty shillings to my brothers my silver scale I give to my brother Jacob.
      To my loving friend Mr John Taverner my Book entitled Religio Medici & the french Acedemy. My Tobacco to my honoured father Mr Ptolomeus Sampson of Tattons. My wearing apparel and all other things not disposed of to be sold at an outcry and when my debts are paid the overplus to go to my father but in case he dies before such consignment is made then to go to my brother Isaac in London for the use of himself my brother Jacob and my sister Rebekah viz. one half to my brothers Jacob and Isaac and the other half to my sister Rebekah. My mind and further will is that all my books of account remain in the hands of Mr John Suggett and when the business of my Estate is performed to consign the said books of account to my honoured father but if he be deceased to either of my Brothers. I desier My Body may Be Buryed At Mr John Suggetts the First house I Lived at in these Parts.
      No witnesses. Page 61.
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 210
      TO ALL TO WHOM this prsent writing shall come wee JOHN TAVERNR: of Rappae: County & ELIZABETH COLE, Widdo., send Greeting. Whereas by Gods grace a MARRIAGE is intended by us the said JOHN &ELIZB, to be had & solemnized; Now Know yee that I the said ELIZB, for the natural love & affection I have & beare unto my Son, WALTER COLE, have by & wth the consent of sd JOHN TAVERNER testified by his being party to these prsents, given & made over, and by these prsents, doe give unto the said WALTER COLE one Negro girle commonly called Sue, and alsoe two Cows called by the name of Old & Young Rose, and one Feather bed, provided nevertheless that the said Negro shall continue & bee for the use & behoofe of me the said ELIZABTH COLE during the time of my naturall life and likewise all the male increase of the same Cows to remaine to my use wholly, but them & their female increase to he & remaine as the proppor Estate of my said Sonne, And likewise the said Niger after my decease, but the increase of her to be & accounted his estate during the continuance of my life and at all times afterwards. In Witness whereof wee the said JOHN TAVERNER &ELIZB. have hereunto sett or; hands and Seales the Six and twentieth day of Novembr. 1678
      Sealed Delivd in prsence of
      BRIAN HODGSON JO: TAVERNER
      WALTR. PAVIE ELIZABETH COLE
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2 die April 1679
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that wee JOHN TAVERNER & ELIZABETH COLE have nominated and by these prsents doe put or: loveing Freind, BRIAN HODGSON or: true and lawfull attorney to acknowledge in the Worfull Court of Rappae: one Deed or writing of the date hereof undr. or: hands and Seales, whereby the same wth these prsents may be entred on Record according to the Laws of this County. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett or: hands & seales this Six and twentieth day of Novembr: 1678
      Sealed & Deliverd, in prsence of
      WALTR PAVIE, JO: TAVERNER
      ANNE ROBIAN ELIZB COLE
      Recordatr 2 die April 1679
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 22-23
      THIS INDENTURE made the 24th day of December 1688 and in the 4th yeare of the Reign of our Sovereigne Lord the King the 2nd (by the Grace of God of England, Scotland, France and Ireland & King Defender of the faith &c.) between NATHANIEL CALE of County of Rappa. Gent., of the one part and JOHN TAVERNER of County aforesd, also Gent, of the other part Witnesseth that sd NATHANLL. CALE for and in consideration of Four thousand pounds of Tobb: to him paid or secured to be paid by JOHN TAVERNER the which is hereby acknowledged as for good causes him hereunto moving hath granted and confirmed unto JOHN TAVERNER his heirs One hundred acres of land part of a Devident of Six hundred scituate & butting on the North side of RAPPA. RIVER in the Parish of FARNHAM and County aforesd. granted by Deed from Mr. WM. HODGSKINs and PHEBE his Wife unto SAMLL. SLANY which sd One hundred acres of land was excepted by them out of the Six hundred and afterwards bargained and sold by them unto GILES CALE, Father of the sd NATHALL. CALE, by writing under the hands and Seals dated the 1st day of May 1667; acknowledged by them and recorded among the records of the sd County; And all houses out houses profitts hereditaments and appertinances to the same are now in the Tenure and occupation of the sd JOHN TAVERNER To have and to hold the sd One hundred acres of land before hereby granted with all the premises rights and appertinances unto the sd JOHN TAVERNER his heirs from hence for ever and sd NATHALL. CALE for himself his heirs doth grant unto JOHN TAVERNER his heirs in form following that he the sd JOHN TAVERNER his heirs may peaceably and quietly enjoy the sd land and all the premises without the hindrance or interruption of sd NATHALL. CALE or any other persons whatsoever and also sd NATHALL. CALE and his heirs at the request of JOHN TAVERNER his heirs shall make and seale any conveyance and assurance (if need be) of the premises and acknowledge the same according to the true intent and meaning hereof. In Witness whereof the parties aforesd to these presents Indentures have sett their hands and Seales in the day and year first above written Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      EWD. SUGGETT, NATHLL. CALE
      ISA: WEBBE; DANLL, HORNBY
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 1 die Maii Ano, 1689
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 3
      Essex County Court 10th of August 1699
      - JOHN SMITH and ELIZABETH his Wife, Daughter and heir of HENRY COX deced. complaine against THO: EDMONDSON in a plea of Trespass and Ejectmt., for that 'whereas ye sd Plt. ELIZABETH, is seized of a good absolute & indefeasible Estate of Inheritance in fee simple of in & to a certain tract of Land containing Eleven hundred & fifty acres lying and being in this County on ye upper side of PISCATAWAY CREEKE, the said Land being formerly granted by Patent unto Mr. JNO: COX & by the Last Will and Testamt: of the said JNO: COX given to ye Plt. ELIZABETH's Father, HENRY COX, in Fee simple and now doth of right belong unto the said Plt. ELIZABETH, the Daughter and heire of said HENRY COX deced, as aforesaid, yet ye said THOMAS EDMONDSON not regarding the said Plts. seizen as aforesaid on or about ye tenth day of April last past into and upon the said tract of Land or some part thereof did by force & arms illegally enter and the Timber trees thereon growing did with like force fall cult down & destroy and ye possession thereof ever since hath & still doth wrongfully keep and with hold from the said Plt. & other injuries did then and there offer against the Peace of our Sovereigne Lord the King & to ye sd Mts. damage One hundred pounds Sterling, for which they have brought this suit and pray Judgment with costs; and that the Sheriff of this County be commanded by Writt of habere facial to put ye said Plt. into peaceable possession of the said premises; To which ye Defendt. pleaded Not Guilty in manner and forme, Wherefore its ordered that the Sheriff of this County or his Deputy sumon an able Jury of the Neighbourhood who are no wise concerned by affinity consanguinity or interest to goe upon the said Land in company of Mr. WM. GOUGH, Surveyr. of that precinct, on ye Fifth day of September next if fair if not the next fair day and lay out the same according to ye ancient reputed bounds of the Patent thereof having regard to all evidences that shall be produced by the Plts. and Defts., And if they find ye Defendt. a Trespasser that they value the damage & report their proceedings to ye next Court that shall he held for this County. Mr. RICHD. COVINGTON is requested to be at ye time & place to swear ye sd Jury & Evidences
      Mem: The day and yeare within written men coned NATHLL. CALE entered into the Mancon House belonging to the land within granted and took possession thereof and afterwards delivered the same Turf and Twigg from the sd Land in name of Livery and Seizen & all and singular the premises within granted
      in presence of JOHN SUGGETT, NATHLL. CALE
      ISA: WEBB; DANLL: HORNBY
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 57 - 59
      Whereas ARTHUR SPICER of sd County purchased a certaine tract of land of Capt. ARTHUR GRANT of Citty of Bristoll, Mariner, scituate and being in the Freshes of Rappa River and on the North side thereof and abuting and bounding on a Plantation of sd ARTHUR SPICER comonly called and knowne by the name of POPLAR NECK and on the land of JOHN PAYNE and from thence on a Swamp called IRELAND on the sd land of JAMES TRENT and from thence up the head branches of CHARLES BEAVER DAM ',arch sd land is to the Neighbourhood generally knowne and called by the name of WARRENS LAND and for as much as sd land was by sd GRANT conveyed together with Deeds Patents Pachmts. Wrightings bonds and all other evidences relating thereto and Capt. THO: COOPER (by virtue of a well authenticated Power of Attorney from sd GRANT) was in May in year 1688 duly acknowledged and executed according to the Stat of Enrolment by power authorizing him sd COOPER thereunto and for as much as it is evidently knowne to the Court and Mr. WM. COLSTON, the Clerk thereof, that what is above written is truth and that sd COLSTON did at the time of executing the sd Deed and Conveyance (accdg, to Law) all the sd Deeds and papers above expressed in to his Custody in order to the recording of the same at his Office at his own house but it pleased God it so happen that his House with many of the Records and papers therein were in the Night burned to ashes by which means all the afore menconed Deeds Evidences were so as aforesd by fire consumed and distroyed This Court therefore at the special Instance and request of sd ARTHUR SPICER and WM. COLSTON, clerke, or this writing to be put upon the Records that it may be as an evidence of the Truth per Memorian
      At a Court held for Rappa County the 2nd day of 8ber 1689
      Present Mr. HEN: AWBREY Capt. SAMLL. TRAVERS
      This Court at the Instance of ARTHUR SPICER and WM. COLSTON above named have ordered the above writing to be entered of Record as also the within Depositions of Mr. JOHN TAVERNER, Capt. GEO: TAYLER and the sd WM. COLSTON. Signed by the Order of the Court Teste WM. COLSTON Cl Cur
      JOHN TAVERNER aged 48 years or there abouts being sworn sayeth that he saw the within specified conveyance and other Parchments at a Court held for this County in May Ana 1688 in order to be then acknowledged and further sayed not
      Sworn in Rappa County Court by JOHN TAVERNER the 2nd day of 8ber 1689
      Teste WM. COLSTON Cl Cur
      Capt. GEO: TAYLER made oath upon the Holy Evangelists that he saw within specified conveyance acknowledged by Capt GEO: COOPER_in Court ano 1688 held for this County was was lawfully impowered thereunto by Capt. ARTHUR GRAUNT
      In Rappa County Court the 2d 8ber 1689
      Mr. COLSTON made oath upon the Holy Evangelists that the within specified conveyance was duly acknowledged at a Court held for this County in ano 1688 by Capt. GEO: COOPER who was lawfully impowered there unto by Capt. ARTHUR GRAUNT and that the sd conveyance with other evidences concerning the land were delivered to him in order to be recorded Teste WM. COLSTON Cl Cur
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      1692-1693 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 1 [Antient Press]; (Page 186)
      THIS INDENTURE made the 27th day of September and in the yeare of our Lord God (according to the computation of the Church of England) 1693 Between ARTHUR SPICER of the County of Richmond, Gent., and ELIZABETH his Wife of the one part and GEORGE TAYLER & JOHN TAVERNER of the County aforesaid Gents.. of the other part. Witnesseth that the said ARTHUR SPICER & ELIZABETH his Wife as well for the true selling & establishing the Estate & Land hereafter menconed to the use herein expressed as for other good causes them thereunto moving have granted unto the said GEORGE TAYLER & JOHN TAVERNER the halfendale or Eleven hundred d, fifty acres of land scituate & being on the North side of Rappahannock River begining in a Marsh from a Locust Stake, formerly there sett & thence running to a Gum on the Creek side thereto adjoining the sayd moyetie being the Northernmost of the sd Eleven hundred and fifty acres of Land assigned by one ROBERT HOPKINS unto SAMLL. NICHOLLS & EDWARD ROWZEE & by them sold & conveyed to THO: JONES, Father of the said ELIZABETH, who claimes the same as the only Heires and all houses buildings & erections & appurtenances to the said granted as also all the right of them the said ARTHUR SPICER & ELIZABETH his Wife, To have & to hold the said granted land & all the premises made over unto the said GEORGE TAYLER & JOHN TAVERNER & their heirs to the intent & purposes herein after menconed (vizt) unto the uses & behoofe of the said ARTHUR SPICER and ELIZABETH his Wife for & during their naturall Iifes and the longest liver of them and after their decease unto the Right heirs & assignes of the said ARTHUR SPICER his heirs & assignes for ever and to no other use whatsoever and that the said ARTHUR SPICER for himself & ELIZABETH his Wife & their heirs doth promise wth the sd GEO. TAYLER & JOHN TAVERNER & their heirs that the land & pr:mises shall stand & be to them the said GEO. TAYLER & JOHN TAVERNER & their heirs for the uses herein expressed In Witness whereof the parties aforesd. to these present Indentures have sett their hands & seales
      Sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      JNO: PARKER , ARTHUR SPICER
      EDWARD NEWTON ELIZ: SPICER
      DEN: McCARTY EDWARD BRAY
      ARTHUR SPICER & ELIZABETH his Wife acknowledged the above Deed to GEO: TAYLER & JOHN TAVERNER in Richmond County Court the 4th day of Octobr: Ano. 1693, And the said ELIZABETH being examined according to Law doth say she acknowledgeth the same freely & voluntarily & without compulsion, And further that she doth utterly renounce & disown any power pretended to be by her family passed for acknowledging her right in the sd Land to any person or persons whatsoever, And recorded the 11th day of 10ber: following. Test WM. COLSTON, Cl Cur
      Memorand: The 4th day of October in the yeare within written full & peacable possession & seisin of the Land &Tenemts. within menconed with the appurtenances was given & delivered by the within named ARTHUR SPICER & ELIZABETH his Wife unto the within named GEORGE TAYLER & JOHN TAVERNER in their proper persons (by Turft & Twigg on the within menconed land) according to the force & to the uses expressed in the within written Deed in pr:sence of those whose names are hereunto subscribed
      DEN. McCARTY,
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      1699-1702 Essex County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 4
      Essex County Court 11th of August 1699
      - The suit between JNO: & SARAH TAVERNER, Exrx. of ye Last Will and Testamt. of JOHN TAVERNER deced, Plts., & WM. TOMLIN Defendt., is referred to ye next Curt at ye Defendts. request to produce his discount

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