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

Harry Beverley

Male 1669 - 1731  (62 years)


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  • Name Harry Beverley  [1
    Birth 1669  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 2 Feb 1731  Newlands, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I24444  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Robert Beverley,   b. Jan 1635, Beverley, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Mar 1687, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Byrd Carter,   b. Mar 1637, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Jun 1678, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 4 Apr 1667  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16187  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Smith,   b. Abt 1680, Brandon, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Aug 1720, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1696  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Beverley,   b. 11 Sep 1697, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Aug 1747, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Mary Beverley,   b. 11 Nov 1699, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1770, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 72 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Robert Beverley,   b. 6 Nov 1701, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Jun 1733, Newlands, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Margaret Beverley,   b. 27 Mar 1704, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1755, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 50 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Susannah Beverley,   b. 15 Nov 1706, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jul 1778, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 71 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Catherine Beverley,   b. 7 Dec 1708, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Jun 1777, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 68 years)  [Father: natural]
     7. Judith Beverley,   b. 25 Oct 1710, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1756, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 45 years)  [Father: natural]
     8. Peter Beverley,   b. 2 Jul 1712, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1730, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 17 years)  [Father: natural]
     9. Agatha Beverley,   b. 22 Sep 1716, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Between 1752 and 1757, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 35 years)  [Father: natural]
     10. Lucy Beverley,   b. 3 Jul 1720, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1730, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 9 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F16017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      BEVERLEY, HARRY, St. George's Parish, d. Nov. 30, 1730, Page Feb. 12,
      1730-1. Wit. John Gordon, John Henderson, William Chapman, Thomas Sellars. Ex. son Robert Beverley. Leg. daughter Elizabeth Stanard, the lower part of my tract of land on the River Ta, in Spotsylvania Co., that lies below the branch that is next to Col. John Robinson's bridge; daughter Mary, the residue of above tract; daughter Margaret; daughter Susanna; daughter Catharine; daughter Judith, 1000 acres adjoining the land I sold to Andrew Harrison; daughter Agatha; son Robert, balance of lands not disposed of. Page 119)
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      The following is a copy of the will of Harry Beverley from the recorded copy at Spotsylvania Courthouse:
      In the name of God Amen; I Harry Beverley of the Parish of St. George in the county of Spotsylvania, being sick in body but of sound and perfect mind & memory, thanks be to Almighty God for it Do make, constitute and appoint this to be my last will and testament in manner and form following, vizt... recommend my soul into the hands of Al-Mighty God, hopeing through the merits of the Death & passion of my ever blessed lord and Saviour Jesus Christ to enjoy everlasting bliss and happiness, and my body to the earth to be buried in such decent manner as shall please my executor hereafter named, and as for the Dispose-ing of all such estate as it hath pleased God to bestow upon me I give and bequeath as followeth;
      I will that all my Debts and funerall charges be fully paid and Satisfied.
      Item. I give to my daughter Elizabeth Stanard & her heirs forever the lower part of my tract of land on the River Tae in Spotsylvania county; that is, all that part of the said land that lies below the branch that is next and below Col. John Robinson's bridge, and so up that branch eighty poles & thence north east to the outermost bounds of the tract.
      Item. I give to my daughter Mary all the rest and residue of the above said tract of land to her and to her heirs forever, also two negro slaves named Joshua & Cloe & their increase & my riding horse over & above her equal share of my slaves & personal estate in consideration for her services eleven years as my House Keeper.
      Item. I give to my daughter Margaret & to her heirs forever my tract of land called Cowland on the River Poe, also four hundred acres out of my Pamunkey tract, after each of her sisters land of a thousand acres given in this my will is laid off, the said four hundred acres to be laid off in a compact figure, in what part of the remainder of the said tract she pleases.
      Item. I give to my daughter Susanna and to her heirs forever, one thousand acres of land, out of my Pamunkey tract to include the Plantation whereon Michael Pearson now lives to be laid off as near a square as may be conveniently.
      Item. I give to my Daughter Catherine and to her heirs forever One thousand acres of land, out of my Pamunkey tract to be laid off next above her sister Judith's land on the river as near a square as may be.
      Item. I give to my Daughter Judith & to her heirs forever one thousand acres of land out of my Pamunkey tract to be laid off Joining to the land I sold to Andrew Harrison and up the river within half a mile of Stonehorse run.
      Item. I give to my daughter Agatha & to her heirs forever one thousand acres of land to be taken out of my Pamunkey tract in what part she pleases in a compact figure that is not already in this my will given away.
      Provided notwithstanding, that if there should be any copper ore, silver mine or mines found within twenty years after my decease on any part of my aforesaid Pamunkey tract of land whether before bequeathed in this my will or not; together with fifty acres of land adjoining. It is my will and I give the same among all my children and their Representatives in the following manner vizt: To my son Robert and to his heirs forever two shares & to each of my daughters & to their heirs forever one share.
      Item. It is my will that what slaves any of my daughters have already had shall be valued at the worth they were off when they had them and be accounted for upon the division.
      Item. All the rest of my lands not before disposed of in this my will, I give and bequeath to my son Robert and to his heirs forever.
      Item. All the rest and residue of my slaves, money & all manner of chattills, I desire may be equally divided amongst all my children.
      Item. I do make and appoint my son Robert my whole and sole Executor of this my last will and testament. Witness my hand & seal this thirteenth day of November in the Year of our Lord One Thousand Seven Hundred and thirty.
      HARRY BEVERLY { Seal]
      Signed, sealed & delivered in the presence of us.
      JOHN GORDEN, JOHN HENDERSON, WILLIAM CHAPMAN, THOMAS SELLARS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday, February 2nd, 1730/I.
      This will being sworn to by Robert Beverly Gent. Executor therein named, was proved by the oaths of John Gordon, John Henderson, William Chapman and Thomas Sellars and admitted to record.
      Teste:
      JOHN WALLER, Cl'k Court.
      A true copy teste:
      J. P. H. CRISMOND, C. C
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      BEVERLEY, HARRY, St. George's Parish, d. Nov. 30, 1730, Page Feb. 12, 1730-1. Wit. John Gordon, John Henderson, William Chapman, Thomas Sellars. Ex. son Robert Beverley. Leg. daughter Elizabeth Stanard, the lower part of my tract of land on the River Ta, in Spotsylvania County, that lies below the branch that is next to Col. John Robinson's bridge; daughter Mary, the residue of above tract; daughter Margaret; daughter Susanna; daughter Catharine; daughter Judith, 1000 acres adjoining the land I sold to Andrew Harrison; daughter Agatha; son Rober balance of lands not disposed of. Page 119)
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      Essex County, Virginia Historical Society, Bulletin 11, May 1977
      Major Robert Beverley and His Three Sons: Peter, Robert and Harry
      By CHARLES W. H. WARNER

      Captain Harry Beverley, third son of Major Robert Beverley and his first wife Mary Keeble was a Magistrate
      of Middlesex County in 1702, Surveyor of King and Queen and King William County in 1702-14 and assisted in surveying the Virginia-North Carolina boundary line. About 1720 he removed to Spotsylvania County, where he became presiding justice. He was also Clerk of the House of Burgesses. Harry Beverley surveyed and laid off the Town of Tappahannock in 1706, giving the town the names of its streets: Queen, Church Lane, Water Lane, Marsh, Duke, Prince and Earl. He patented 2,700 acres known as Portobago in Essex County, which had been owned earlier by his wife's grandfather Major Gen. Robert Smith of Middlesex. He also owned 1,017 acres which the Upshaw family acquired in 1699. Capt. Beverley owned land amounting to about 32,000 acres in several
      counties.

      Capt. Harry Beverley married Elizabeth Smith of "Brandon," Middlesex Co., daughter of Robert Smith Jr. and granddaughter . of Major Gen. Robert Smith and his wife Elizabeth Wormeley. Robert Smith Sr. was a member of the Governor's Council and head of the King's army in Virginia and with Major Robert Beverley, strongly supported Governor Sir William Berkeley in Bacon's Rebellion.
      Capt. Harry Beverley died at his plantation "Newlands" in · Spotsylvania Co. in 1730. He and his wife Elizabeth (Smith) Beverley were the ancestors of several generations of Beverleys, who lived at "Newlands."
      They were also the ancestors of many families in this section of Virginia-Roys of Caroline, King and Queen and Essex Co.; Birds of King and Queen Co.; Hoskins of King and Queen Co. and Essex Co.; Tayloes of Mt. Airy, Richmond Co.; Chinns and Downmans of the Northern Neck; Suttons of King and Queen Co.; Montagues of Middlesex, Saunders of Middlesex and Essex Co.; and many other descendants throughout the nation.

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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 16-17
      THIS INDENTURE made this twenty seventh day of May one thousand six hundyed & ninety & five Between HARRY BEVERLEY Gent. of the one part and THOMAS BLANTON of County of Essex, Planter, of the other part; Witnesseth that the said HARRY BEVERLEY for ye sume of Two thousand pounds of good sweet scented tobacco & caste have granted unto the said THOMAS BLANTON his heirs & assignes Two hundred acres of land scituate in ye County of Essex aforesd. being part of Three thousand acres of Land formerly granted unto Majr. ROBERT BEVERLEY by Pat- tent dated ye 21st of September 1674, and by ye sd. Majr, ROBERT BEVERLEY given unto the sd, HARRY BEVERLEY, bounded as followeth (vizt.) beginning at two white Oakes on the South side of READ BRANCH and running along the sd. Branch to a white ( ) by the mouth of a small Branch, thence South West to a Stake between three Hiccorys and extending the same course to a Corner, thence South East to a Corner, thence North East to a red oake by a Branch; and thence continueing the same Course South East to the place it began, Also all profitts emoluments & appurtenances in any wise belonging to ye sd Land as all the rights by force of ye Pattents or otherwise, And the said HARRY BEVERLEY for himselfe his heirs doth grant with ye sd. THOMAS BLANTON his heirs & assigns that he hath full right to convey ye sd. Land and that ye sd THOMAS BLANTON his heirs forever hereafter hold & enjoy ye same without ye denyall of him his heirs or any other persons wt:soever, he ye sd. THOMAS BLANTON his heirs and assignes paying ye Qutt rents which shall hereafter become due to ye Majts. their heirs & Successors for ye sd, Land & every part & parcell thereof; In Witness whereof ye parties hath hereunto set his hand and seal
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      PAUL THILMAN, HARRY BEVERLEY
      W. JONES Delivered by Bough & Twigg
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of March 1695
      Mr. EDWIN THACKER by vertue of a Power from ye within named HARRY BEVERLEY acknowledged ye within specified contents to be ye sd. BEVERLEYs real act and deed to ye within named THOMAS BLANTON which was ordered to be recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 17
      THIS INDENTURE made ye twenty seventh day of May one thousand six hundred ninety & five Between HARRY BEVERLEY Gent, of ye one pte: and THOMAS THRASHLEY of ye County of Essex, Planter, of ye other pte:, Witnessetht that ye sd, HARRY BEVERLEY for ye sume of Four thousand Five hundred pounds of good sweet scented tobacco and caske, hath sold unto ye sd. THOMAS THRASHLEY his heirs and assignes for ever Two hundred twenty and five acres in ye County aforesd,, being part of a greater Devident of Land belonging to ye sd. HARRY BEVERLEY, bounded as followeth, Begining at a red Oake on a hill and running South West to Coll. HILLS Lands to a red Oake, thence by his line South West to three corner trees by a line of ye sd. HILLS and thence South West to a rod Oaks on a Hill, thence South West to ye Maine Pocoson HOSKINGS CREEKE to two persimons, thence North East to two corner trees on ye North side of a Branch and thence South East to ye place it began, And also all profitts and appurtenances belonging unto the said Two hundred twenty and five acres of Land and all interest which the said HARRY BEVERLEY hath, and ye sd. HARRY BEVERLEY for himselfe his heirs doth promise that ye sd, THOMAS THRASHLEY his heirs and assignes shall at all time forever hereafter occupie ye same without ye trouble of ye sd. HARRY BEVERLEY his heirs or assignes or any other persons whatsoever, the sd. THOMAS THRASHLEY paying what Rents shall become due to their Majts. King William and Queen Mary their heirs and Successors; In Witness whereof the parties aforesd, have hereunto sett their hands and seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      PAUL THILMAN, Delivered by Turgh & Twigg
      W. JONES HARRY BEVERLEY
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of March 1695
      Mr. EDWIN THACKER by vertue of a Power from ye within named HARRY BEVERLEY acknowledged ye within specified contents to be the sd BEVERLEYs real act and deed to ye within named THOMAS THRASHLEY which was ordered to be recorded
      Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, CI Cur
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 46-47
      THIS INDENTURE made ye ninety day of Janry: One thousand six hundred ninety & nine Between HARRY BEVERLEY of the County of MIDDLESEX Gent., of the one part and WILLIAM UPSHAW of the County of GLOUCESTER Gent. on the other part
      Witnesseth that the sd HARRY BEVERLEY for One hundred pds. Sterl., to him paid doth grant unto the sd WM. UPSHAW his heires and assignes One thousand & seventeen acres of land being in ye County of Essex being part of a devidend of land formerly granted by Patent unto Majr. ROBERT BEVERLEY deced, bounded as followeth, Beginning at a white Oake in Majr. MORRIS's & BUTTONs line being a begining tree of Majr. ROBT. BEVERLEYs whole Patent, thence tuning North East to two markt. Maples by the side of GILSONS MAINE RUN so down ye sd RUN to ye point of the Fork where two Runs meet that make ye Fork, then ceup the other Run on to a red Oake markt. with three notches on each side where the Run makes an Elbow close to ye bank, thence West to ye be- gining before menconed white Oak containing three hundred & three acres, the resi- due being seven hundred & fourteen acres at the other end of ye before specified Majr. ROBERT BEVERLEYs Patent, begining at a white Oake by a branch near JOHN DOUBTYs House, thence tuning South West to a small red Oake markt. with three notches on each side, thence South East to three markt. white Oakes on HOPKINS SWAMP so down the Run to ye sd Swamp to two markt. passimon trees being THOMAS STREACHLEYs corner trees, so along sd STREACHLEYs line North Est. to a Spanish & red Oake the corner of the sd STREACHLEY & JNO. DOUBTYs land by a branch, thence down the sd branch to the begining tree & also all profits & appurtenances belonging unto the said land all rights wch: the said HARRY BEVERLEY his heires & assignes have or may claim To have & to hold unto him the sd WM. UPSHAW his heires & assignes forever, And the said HARRY BEVERLEY for consideracon aforesaid for him & his heires the said hereby granted One thousand & seventy acres of land & premisses will forever warrant & defend And that ye sd WM. UPSHAW his heires & assignes may forever hereafter hold the same without trouble of the said HARRY BEVERLEY his heires or any other persons whatsoever (the quit rents wch : shall hereafter become due to our Sovereign Lord ye King his heires & Successors only Excepted) In Witness whereof wee have set our hand & seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye pr:sence of us
      JOHN SANDERS, HARRY BEVERLEY
      THO: STREACHLY, ELIZABETH BEVERLEY
      JOHN DOUBTy
      JAMES RENNOLDS
      Acknowledged by HARRY BEVERLEY & ELIZABETH his Wife by FRANCIS MERIWETHER her Attorney, relinquished her right of Dower thereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 7ber: 1700 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 47-48
      THIS INDENTURE made the Nineth day of Janry: One thousand six hundred ninety and nine Between HARRY BEVERLEY of the County of MIDDLESEX Gent. of the one part and JAMES REYNOLDS of County of GLOCESTER on ye other part Witnesseth that the said HARRY BEVERLEY for ye sum of One hundred pounds Sterl. doth sell unto he said JAMES REYNOLDS his heires & assignes one thousand & seventeen acres of land being in Essex County being part of a devidend of land formerly granted by Patent to Majr, ROBERT BEVERLEY deced, bounded as followeth, beining a great white Oake standing by the side of GILSONS MAINE RUN below the Plantacon called BEVERLEYs QUARTER, thence up ye sd Run to a white Oake being a corner tree of THOMAS BLANTONs land, thence South West to a white Oake near a branch that goes up to JNO. DOUBTYs House, thence South West to a small red Oake markt. with three notches on each side, thence North West to a white Oake on a levell, thence North East to an ancient corner white Oake by a small branch, thence East to a red Oake near a branch, thence North to a corner of PELLs land on the South side of a PATH, thence along PELLs line Est., thence North We to a markt, line that parts this land of REYNOLDS & UPSHAWs land thence East down ye sd line to a red Oake markt. with three notches on each side standing on the bank where ye Run makes an Elbow close to the bank, thence down ye sd Run till it meets with GILSONS MAINE RUN, thence down GILSONS MAINE RUN to ye begining great white Oake, And also all profits & appurtenances belonging unto ye sd One thousand & seventeen acres of land as all rights of wch: ye sd HARRY BEVERLEY his heires hath or may claim by force of ye first originall Patent or Patent deeds or otherwise; To have & to hold unto ye sd JAMES REYNOLDS his heires & assignes for ever And ye sd HARRY BEVERLEY will forever warrant and defend & that ye sd JAMES REYNOLDS his heirs & assignes shall for ever hereafter have the same without trouble of the sd HARRY BEVERLEY his heirs or any other persons wt:soever (the Quit Rents wch: shall hereafter become due only Excepted) In Witness whereof we have set our hands & seale Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of
      JOHN SANDERS, HARRY BEVERLEY
      THO: STREACHLY ELIZABETH BEVERLEY
      JOHN DOUBTY
      WM. UPSHAW
      Acknowledged by HARRY BEVERLEY & ELIZA: his Wife by FRA: MERIWETHER her Attorney relinquished her right of Dower thereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 7br; 1700
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      1699-1701 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 48
      THIS INDENTURE made the Nineth day of Janry: One thousand six hundred ninety & nine Between HARRY BEVERLEY of the County of MIDDLESEX Gent. of the one part & JNO. DOUBTY &THO: GRAVES of the County of Essex, Planters, on ye other part Witnesseth that the sd HARRY BEVERLEY for ye sum of Two thousand and four hundred pounds of tobacco & caske to him in hand truely paid path sold unto the said JNO. DOUBTY dureing his natural! life & after his decease to the said THO: GRAVES and his heires for ever Two hundred & forty acres of land being in the County of Essex being part of a devident of land formerly granted by Patent to Majr. ROBT. BEVERLEY deced, bounded as followeth, Beginning at a corner white Oake by a great branch & runing thence North Est. to ye land of THOMAS BLANTON deced, wch: he bought of ye sd BEVERLEY, thence along that land South East, thence along a line of markt. trees South West to the land of THO: STREACHLY to a red Oake, thence along the sd STREACHLYs line North West to a Spanish Oake & red Oake by a small branch, thence downe the said small branch to ye main Run of a great branch and thence downe & along the said great branch run to ye begining; And also all profits & appurtenances to ye sd Two hundred & forty acres of land and all the right wch: the sd HARRY BEVERLEY his heirs may claime To have & to hold unto them the sd JNO: DOUGHTY dureing his natural life & after his decease unto THO: GRAVES his heires & assignes for ever And ye said HARRY BEVERLEY ye said land doth grant that ye sd DOUBTY dureing his natural life & THO:
      GRAVES & his heires forever shall for ever hereafter hold and injoy the land without interruption of the said HARRY BEVERLEY his heires or any other person (the Quit Rents wch: shall hereafter become due to our Soveraigne Lord ye King only Excepted) In Witness whereof we have set our hands & seales
      Signed sealed & delivered in pr:sence of us
      WM. UPSHAW, HARRY BEVERLEY
      JOHN SANDERS ELIZABETH BEVERLEY
      THO: 7 STREACHLY
      JAMES RENNOLDS
      Acknowledged by HARRY BEVERLEY & ELIZABETH his Wife by FRA: MERIWETHER her Attorney relinquished her right of Dower thereto in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 7ber: 1700 & truely recorded. Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents that I ELIZABETH BEVERLEY, Wife of HARRY BEVERLEY of MIDDLESEX County do hereby impower FRANCIS MERIWETHER of the County of Essex to be my true & lawful! Attorney for me to acknowledge & relinquish all my right that I have to One thousand and seventeen acres of land sold by my said Husband to JAMES REYNOLDS, & One thousand & seventeen acres to WM. UPSHAW as asiso Two hundred & forty acres to JNO: DOUBTY & after his deceasse to remaine to his Son in Law THO: GRAVES & his heirs for ever all the said land lying in ye County of Essex between GILSONS MAINE RUN & HOSKINS MAINE RUN & what my said Attorney shall do I do hereby confirm in as full manner as if I were there my selfe personally present In Witness my hand & seale this 3d day of Janry: 1699/1700
      Signed & sealed in pr:sence of
      WM. JONES, ELIZABETH BEVERLEY
      WILL: POTTER
      Proved by the Oath of WM. JONES in Essex County Court ye 10th day of 9br: 1700 & truely recorded Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1694-1703 Middlesex County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 496)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that Wee HARRY BEVERLEY, JOHN SMITH and GEORGE WORTHAM of County of Middlesex are bound unto MATHEW KEMP, WILLIAM CHURCHHILL, HENRY THACKER and FRANCIS WEEKES Gent Justices for County aforesaid in sume of two thousand pounds Sterling money of England. In Wittness we have sett our hand and seales this 4th day of January 1702
      The Condition of this obligation is such that Whereas Administration of the Estate of ROBERT SMITH Gentl. deced with the Will annexed is by the Justices granted unto said Harry Beverley and ELIZABETH his Wife Now if said Harry Beverley and Elizabeth his Wife shall duly administer upon the said Estate according to Law and render a true and perfect Inventory to next Court and due payment make to 'whoever of right it shall belong and keep harmless said Justices from trouble concerning said Estate that then this obligation to be voyd or else to stand
      In presence of RICHARD KEMP, Harry Beverley
      THOMAS CHOWNING, John Smith Geo: Wortham
      RICE JONES, EDWIN THACKER
      Att a Court held for the County of Middlesex the 4th of January 1702
      Harry Beverley, John Smith and George Wortham acknowledged this Bond to be there act and deed and was admitted to record
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 72
      Jury in Land dif. 8 Jan 1704/5; Impannelled by Court order dated 11 Dec 1704 in dif betw "Harry Beverley and Eliz his wife Grand Daughter and heir of Majr Gen'll Robt Smith Esqr plts and-John Hawkins deft, The Jury finds Hawkins a trespasser and he to pay the plt 1 shilling Sterling damages.
      Tho: x Tinsley Larkin chew
      Jno x May Robert Kay
      Richd West Peter x Sullinger
      Andrew x Harison Rich x Long
      Robt x Thomas John Thomas
      Tho x Griffin William x Smith
      Note: Peter Sullinger = Peter St. Ledger.
      Surveyors Report, On 3-4-5-6 and 8th days of January 1704/5, with a Jury ( see foregoing entry ) laid out a patent granted Majr Genl Smith dated 26 March 1666. Land adjs Easternmost Branch of Portobacco Creek near the head, the main branch of Partobacoo Creek, the Main Road, eta.
      Signed- Charles Smith Surveyor
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 1; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; page 141
      3 Janry 1705/6: July to settle dif betw John Hawkins and Harry Beverley regarding 934 acres of land. Laid out by Charles Smith, Surveyor, and find for pltf (Hawkins) 10 shillings damages.
      Barth Vawter George Andrews
      James Harrison John Prosser
      William Williams Tho x Bartlett
      Robert Moss John x Mills
      Tho Ramsey William x Jones
      Wm Gannook Griffen x Carter
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      typ patent
      ref VPB 9 p682
      dat 2 Nov 1705
      to Harry Beverley
      re 1920a Essex County in the fork of Rappa(hanock) River
      !about 10 mi. above the falls
      !Beg. at a beech with a flower de Luee upon it;
      !down maine run of sd river, to a small island, &c
      con Imp. of 39 pers:
      end
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 208.
      10 June 1720. I impower my loveing brother Coll. Robert Beverley to acknowledge for me- my relinquishment of dower to 1940 acres lately sold by my husband Harry Beverley to the Honble. Alexander Spotswood, Governour, acknowledged by lease and release in the last General Court.
      Elizabeth, Beverley
      Wit: Joh: Robinson, W. Beverley.
      21 June 1720. Proved by John Robinson and Wm. Beverley.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 242-44.
      19-20 Dec. 1720. Harry Beverley to Mary Lindsey, widow. Lease and release; for £46.16. sterling. 117 acres in Essex County whereon John Pickles lately lived part of a patent of 831 acres granted the said Harry Beverley 23 Oct. 1719 ... Maj. Gen. Robert Smith's line on the
      side of a hill, between Pickles' and Jones' plantations ... by the north side of the run of the Horse pen branch ... Up the run of the main branch ... by the side of a branch of Potobago
      Harry Beverley
      Wit: Ro. Brooke junr., Rich, Tunstall, Hum. Brooke.
      20 Dec. 1720. Acknowledged by Harry Beverley. On motion
      ===
      ===
      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; 108-109
      THIS INDENTURE made the 11th day of September in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty and four; Between HARRY BEVERLEY of County of Spotsylvania,. Gent., of one part and JOSEPH SMITH of the County of KING & QUEEN of other part; Witnesseth that HARRY BEVERLEY in consideration of the sume of five pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by JOSEPH SMITH, the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOSEPH SMITH all that parcell of land being part of a Pattent granted unto HARRY BEVERLEY bearing date [ blank ], and situated in County of Spotsylvania and Parish of Saint George about one mile above the first Falls of a Branch of MATTAPONY RIVER called PO being the upper part of said BEVERLEY's tract of land pattented as aforesaid called NEWLAND and adjoyning to the land of the above said SMITH, Beginning upon the RIVER PO at a white Oak being the lower corner of said SMITH's land and running thence South one hundred and ten poles to two white Oaks at the head of a Branch and from thence down the courses of the said Branch to the River and from thence along the River up to the beginning corner containing thirty and two acres of land be it the same more or less with all houses profitts and appurtenances; To have and to hold the land and other the premises demised and granted to JOSEPH SMITH his assigns from the day of the date hereof for and during the term of one whole year from thence next ensueing to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession, JOSEPH SMITH may be in actual possession and so become capable to accept a grant and release of the fee simple and inheritance of the same,
      In Wittness the said parties to these present Indentures interchangeably sett their hands and seals the day and year above written
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of
      DANIELL HUFF HARRY BEVERLEY
      R. BAYLEY
      THOMAS CHEW
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on the first Tuesday in October being the sixth day of the said month Anno 1724 Capt. HARRY BEVERLEY acknowledged this his Lease for Land to JOSEPH SMITH which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      ===
      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 135
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of April in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty five, Between HARRY BEVERLEY of Spotsylvania County on the one part and ANDREW HARRISON of ESSEX County of the other part; Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of four thousand six hundred pounds of sweet scented tobacco to HARRY BEVERLEY in hand paid by ANDREW HARRISON the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge, the said HARRY BEVERLEY hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto ANDREW HARRISON in his actual possession by virtue of an Indenture of bargain and sale for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses tutu possession all that plantation and land by estimation six hundred acres be the same more or less being in the County of Spotsylvania [the land being part of a Pattent granted to HARRY BEVERLEY for six thousand seven hundred and twenty acres] and bounded, Beginning at five white Oaks two Hickorys and a Spanish Oak by the Northeast side of PAMUNKEY RIVER about a quarter of a mile below the mouth of PIDGEON RIVER and running thence up the said River its severall meanders about a mile to a white Oak and a Beach by the River side thence North twenty seven degrees Easterly two hundred and sixty poles to two Pines, thence South sixty three degrees Easterly one hundred poles to a white Oak, a Pine and a Spanish Oak, thence North twenty seven degrees Easterly to a white Oak and a Spanish Oak WILLIAM PLEASANT's Corner, thence South sixty three degrees Easterly one hundred and sixty poles to two white Oaks and three Pines, thence South twenty seven degrees Westerly four hundred and forty poles to the beginning; To have and to hold the six hundred acres of land and all the premises with the appurtenances unto ANDREW HARRISON his heirs [the rents and services that shall from henceforth grow due to the King his heirs excepted and foreprized], and HARRY BEVERLEY his heirs the land and premises with appurtenances unto ANDREW HARRISON his heirs against all persons will warrant and defend by these presents, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      MOSLEY BATTALEY HARRY BEVERLEY
      RICHARD BAYLEY
      At a Court held by adjournment from yesterday June the 1st 1725 for Spotsylvania County , HARRY BEVERLEY acknowledged this his Deed of Release for Land unto ANDREW HARRISON at whose motion the same is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      ===
      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 136
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fifth day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty five, Between HARRY BEVERLEY of Spotsylvania County of one part and JOHN HAWKINS of KING WILLIAM County of the other part; Witnesseth that HARRY BEVERLEY in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by JOHN HAWKINS the receipt whereof he dith acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN HAWKINS all that four hundred acres of land scituate on the North East side of PAMUNKEY RIVER and on both sides of the mouth of TERRY's RUN alias JIGGING RIVER and on which HARRY BEVERLEY hath made a new plantation and the profitts thereof; To have and to hold the land and all and singular the premises with appurtenances unto JOHN HAWKINS and assigns from the day before the date hereof for the term of one whole year from thence next ensuing paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn at the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel if the same is demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession JOHN HAWKINS may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a grant of the reversion and inheritance threof to him and his heirs, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      JOHN CHEW HARRY BEVERLEY'
      RICHARD BAYLEY
      ZACHARY LEWIS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 6th day of July 1725 HARRY BEVERLEY acknowledged this his Deed of Release for Land unto JOHN HAWKINS at whose motion the same is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      ===
      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 136-137
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of July in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty five; Between HARRY BEVERLEY of County of Spotsylvania, Gent. of one part and JOHN HAWKINS of County of KING WILLIAM, Planter, of the other part Wittnesseth that in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds sterling to HARRY BEVERLEY in hand paid by JOHN HAWKINS the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN HAWKINS in his actuall possession now being by virtue of an Indenture of bargain and sale for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession and to his heirs all that plantation and tract of land containing four hundred acres be the same more or less lying on the North East side of PAMUNKEY RIVER and on both sides of the mouth of TERRY's RUN alias JIGGING RIVER and being part of a Patent granted to HARRY BEVERLEY for six thousand seven hundred and twenty acres and in Saint George Parish in Spotsylvania County and now in occupation of JOHN HAWKINS or his assigns, To have and to hold the four hundred acres of land and all the premises herein before mentioned which are bounded as follows, [Beginning a quarter of a mile below the mouth of TERRY's RUN alias JIGGING RIVER and running thence North thirty two degrees Easterly one hundred and seventy poles, thence North fifty eight degrees Westerly three hundred forty two poles, thence South sixty degrees Westerly two hundred poles to the side of PAMUNKEY RIVER, thence down the River side to the beginning] unto JOHN HAWKINS and his heirs and HARRY BEVERLEY for him and his heirs unto JOHN HAWKINS his heirs against all persons will warrant and for ever defend by these presents, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      JOHN CHEW HARRY BEVERLEY
      RICHARD BAYLEY
      ZACHARY LEWIS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 6th day of July 1725 HARRY BEVEREY acknowledged this his Release for Land unto JOHN HAWKINS at whose motion the same is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 139-141
      This Indenture made the fifteenth/sixteenth day of November 1725 Between HARRY BEVERLEY of Newland in the County of Spotsylvania and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex gent Witnesseth that said Harry in consideration of two hundred & fourteen pounds four shillings Sterling money of great Brittain paid by said William Beverley hath granted unto said William Beverley his heirs all that 831 acres of land in Parish of St. Mary in County of Essex granted unto said Harry Beverley by pattent bearing date the 23rd day of October 1719 (Except 117 acres part of the said pattent sold by said Harry Beverley unto MARY LINDSEY by deeds of lease and release acknowledged in Essex County Court the twentieth day of December 1720) the said Patent being bounded begining at the floud gates of TALIAFERROS MILL at the East end of the Mill Dam thence up the mill dam & main swamp to the Land formerly granted to ALEXANDFR FLEMING thence along the lines of that pattent to the land of DEANE & CLAPHAM thence along their lines to the land in a pattent granted MAJR GENL ROBERT SMITH thence along his line to the land formerly granted THOMAS LUCAS JUNR thence along his lines to Peumansend Creek thence up the main run of the Creek to Taliaferros Mill thence along the mill swamp to the beginning
      In presence of us WIL ROBINSON, Harry Beverley
      ROBERT JONES, W HENY TERRETT
      At Court held for Essex County the 16th day of November 1725
      This Deeds of Lease and Release indented admitted to record
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 348
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth day of June 1728 Between HARRY BEVERLEY of Newland in County of Spotsylva of one part and ROBERT BEVERLEY of place and County aforesd WITNESSETH that the sd Harry for the natural love & affection that he hath & beareth to his aforesd Son Robert and for his better advancement in this world and for several other causes hath granted unto his said Son Robert all the residue which he the said Harry hath not already sold & parted with of these two tracts of land following being in the Parish of South farnham in County of Essex (to wit) one Tract of land containing 2000 acres granted to ROBERT BEVERLEY Father to said Harry by Patent date the 20th day of April 1670 and in the Second year of the Reign of King Charles the Second and one other tract of land containing 3000 acres granted to the sd Robert Beverley Father of sd Harry by Patent date the 21st of September 1674 wch sd tracts of land were given and bequeathed to sd Harry by his Father as by his last Will may appear
      Signed in the presence of us W. BEVERLEY, Harry Beverley
      WM LICORISH
      At Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the 16th day of July 1728
      This Deed of Gift Indented to his Son admitted to record.

      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 364-364a
      GEORGE by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland King Defender of the faith TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come GREETING Know ye that for divers good causes but more Especially for sum of Thirty three pounds Fifteen shillings of good & Lawful money for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted & by these presents for us our heirs & Successors do grant unto HARRY BEVERLEY one certain tract or parcel of land containing 6720 acres lyeing & being on the North side of the head of the Pammunkey River in Spotsylvania County and bounded as followeth to wit BEGINNING at Five white oaks two hickorys & a spannish oak all markt by the North side of the River on the upper side of a Gulley about a quarter of a mile below the mouth of a great Branch or Swamp thence North West along the River side to three hickorys & three white wood trees and a Walnuu all markt on the upper side of the Run of the aforesaid Branch or Swamp thence up and along the main run of the river its several meanders to Four white oaks & three red oaks close by the Run of the said River where firm land comes to the run & being about two miles, above the mouth of JIGGING RIVER which now has in the lower side of the mouth of the Run of it trees markt to two red oaks on the side of a hill thence North to two white oaks by the East side of a branch thence East to the head of a branch thence to a white oak on the side of a hill thence South Westerly to the Beginning With all woods underwoods Swamps, Marshes & his due share of all Veins mines & quarrys as well discovered as not discovered within the bounds of & being of the quantity of 6720 acres To Hold Yielding & paying unto us for every fifty acres the fee rent of one shilling yearly to be paid upon the feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel & also Cultivating and Improveing three acres part of every fifty of the tract above menconed (on side of book) within three years after the date of these presents Provided always that if three years of the sd fee rent shall at any time be in arrears & unpaid or if said Harry Beverley & his heirs do not within the space of three years next come after the date of these presents cultivate & Improve three acres part of every Fifty of ye tract above mencon'd Then the Estate hereby granted shall & may be utterly determined & thereafter shall & may be lawful! for us to grant the said lands & premises unto such other persons as we our heirs or Successors shall think fitt IN WITNESS hereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our Trusty & wel beloved ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD our Lt Governor & Commander in Chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the 20th day of July 1722 in the Eighth year of our Reign
      A. Spotswood
      Harry Beverley's Patent for 6720 acres of Land in Spotsylvania County
      At Court continued & held for Essex County 21st August 1728
      On the mocon of Col: WILLIAM ROBINSON on behalf of ROBERT BEVERLEY Gent This Patent is admitted to record.
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 365-365a
      GEORGE by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith & to all to whom these presents shall come Greeting KNOW YE that for good causes but more especially for sum of Ten pounds of good & lawfull mony for our use paid to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia We have granted unto HARRY BEVERLEY certain tract of land containing 1980 acres being on the South side of the Northernmost main branch of Mattopony River in King William County next adjoyning to a tract of land granted to SAMUEL WILLIAMS & JOHN BAINSTER and bounded as followeth Beginning at two beeches and an Hickory just about the mouth of a bever dam and by the south side of the Run of the River thence south Westerly to a white oak on a point of a hill thence South West to a great white oak in the fork of a ferny branch thence South South West to MADISONS PIGS & ROGERS line thence East South East to an Hiccory thence East to a white oak in Bannisters & Williams line thence North to a gum at the head of a valley to a beech by the run of the River thence up and along the Run of the River its several courses to the Beginning with all the woods underwoods Swamps, Marshes low grounds meadows feedings & his due share of all Veins mines & Quarries as well discovered as not discovered within the boundes and being part of the said Quantity of 1980 acres of land & the Rivers Waters together with the Priveledges of hunting hawking fishing fowling and all other proffits To Have and to hold possess and Enjoy all the before granted Premises to the only use of said Harry Beverley his heirs & assigns forever to us our Heirs and Successors as of our mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free & common Soccage and not in Capitleor or by Knight's Service Yeilding paying unto us our Successors for every fifty acres of land the fee rent of one shilling yearly. to be paid on the least of St. Michael the Arch Angel & also Cultivateing & lin-
      provetn three acres part of every fifty of the above within three years after the date of these presents Provided always that if three years of the said fee Rent shall at any time be in arrear and unpaid or if said Harry Beverley his heirs or assigns do not within the space of three years next comeing cultivate & Improve three acres part of every fifty of the tract above mentioned then the Estate hereby granted shall cease & thereafter it shall be lawful! for us to grant the same unto such Person we think fitt
      IN WITNESS whereof we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made Witness our Trusty & wel beloved ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD our Lieut. Governor & Commander in Chief of our said colony & Dominion at Wins burgh under the seal of our said Colony the twenty second day of April 1718. In the Fourth year of our reign.
      A. Spotswood
      Harry Beverley's Patent for 1980 acres of Land being in County of King William
      At Court continued & held for Essex County the 21st day of August 1728
      On the mocon of Colo WILLIAM ROBINSON on behalf of ROBERT BEVERLEY Gent this Patent is admitted to record
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 365a-366
      GEORGE by the Grace of God of Great Britain TO ALL to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know ye that for sum of Nineteen pounds Fifteen shillings of good & lawfull mony paid to our Receiver General in our Colony & Dominion of Virginia. We have granted unto HARRY BEVERLEY a tract of land containing 3950 acres being on the North side of the River Nye or Warners River in Spotsylvania County and bounded beginning at a white oak on the River bank opposite to the Governors Corner thence North to a red oak on the North side of a branch Thence down the Run of the River its several meanders to the Beginning with all woods underwoods swamps marshes low grounds Meadowes feeding and his due share of all Veins mines & Quarrys within the bounds To Have and to Hold unto said Harry Beverley & his heirs & assigns forever To be held of us our heirs & Successors as of our mannor of East Greenwich in the County of Kent in free & common Soccage and not in Capitleor by Knights Service Yeilding and paying unto us for every fifty acres of land the fee rent of one shilling paid upon feast of St. Michael the Arch angel and also cultivating & Improveing three acres part of every fifty acres within three years Provided that if three years of the sd Fee Rent should be in arrears or if said Harry Beverley his heirs do not cultivate three acres part of every fifty then the Estate hereby granted shall cease and it may be lawfull to grant the same lands unto such other person as we shall think fitt WITNESS our Trusty & wel beloved ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD our Lieut. Governor & Commanmder in Cheif of our said Colony & Dominion at Williamsburgh under the seal of our sd Colony the 20th day of July 1722 in the Eighth year of our Reign.
      A. Spotswood
      Harry Beverley's Patent for 3950 acres of land in Spotsylva. County
      At Court held for Essex County on 21st August 1728
      On the motion of Colo. W IL ROBINSON on behalf of ROBERT BEVERLEY this Patent is admitted to record
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 366a-367
      GEORGE by the Grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland To all to whom these presents shall come Greeting Know Ye that for consideration of three pounds Five shillings lawful! mony for our use We have granted unto HARRY BEVERLEY one certain tract of land containing 650 acres on the North side of the main run of Mattapony River about twelve miles above the falls in King & Queen County and bounded Beginning at three white oaks & a gum by the East side of the Run of the Piny Lick Swamp about twelve poles below the Piney Lick thence down the River abt a mile in a streight line to a white oak the upper side of a branch close by the River to the run of the Piny Lick Swamp thence down the said Run to the Beginning with all the woods swamps marshes and his due share of all veins mines To hold to said Harry Beverley paying the rent of one shilling yearly for every fifty acres & also cultivating and improveing three acres of every fifty acres Provided that if three years of the said Fee Rent shall at any time be in arrears or if said Harry Beverley within the space of three years next do not cultivate & improve three acres part of every fifty then the Estate hereby granted may be granted unto persons as we think fitt. IN WITNESS whereof we have caused our Letters Patent to be made. Witness our trusty &wel beloved ALEXANDER SPOTSWOOD Lieut. Governor & Commander in Chief of our said Colony & Dominion at Williamsburgh under the Seal of our said Colony the 27th day of February 1719 in the Sixth year of our reign
      A. Spotswood
      Harry Beverley's Patent for 630 acres of land in King & Queen County
      At Court continued & held for Essex County 21st day of August 1728
      On the Motion of Colo WM ROBINSON on behalf of ROBERT BEVERLEY Gent this Patent is admitted to record

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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 12
      Spotsvlvania County Court. 2nd of February 1731
      - WILLIAM EDDINS acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for Land unto DUNKIN BOHANNAN, Likewise REBECCAH the Wife of said WILLIAM (after being privately examined) acknowledged her right of Dower of the said Land to the said BOHANNAN, at whose motion the same was admitted to record
      - The Last Will and Testament of HARRY BEVERLEY Gent. deced., being exhibitted p ROBERT BEVERLEY Gent., Executor therein named, was proved by the Oaths of JOHN GORDON. JOHN HENDERSON, WILLIAM CHAPMAN & THOMAS SELLARS, And the said Executor having taken the Oath as the Law directs, Certificate in due form is granted him for obtaining Letters of Probate; And ordered that RICHARD BUCKNER, JEREMIAH CLOWDER & JOSEPH BROCK, Gent., or any two of them (being first sworn before a Majestrate of this County) do appraise all the said HARRY BEVERLEY Gent. deced. Estate as shall be shewn & produced to them by the said Executor and make report of their proceedings to the next Court
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Grant of the King (George II) by Wm. Gooch, Gov. of Va., to Church wardens of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. 570 a. in Spts. Co., on S. side River Po, 512 a. being a part of a pat. to Larkin Chew, Gent., April 26, 1732, the residue, part of a pat. granted Harry Beverley, Gent., March 23, 1715, and by divers conveyances now vested in the sd. churchwardens. is. yearly for every 50 a. on St. Michael and. All Angels' Day. Dated, Sept. 29, 1748. Recd. March 8, 1748, on motion of Zachary Lewis, Gent., one of the church wardens
      ===
      typ patent
      ref VPB 14 p381-385
      dat 11 Apr 1732
      to Col. Alexander Spotswood late lieut. Gov'r
      re 28000a Spotsylvania County
      Whereas Upon The humble petition of Coll. Alexander Spotswood late Lieut. Governor of Our Colony of Virginia to us in That behalf made Were at Our Court of Saint James The 1st day of February in The Year 1728 with The advice of Our privy Council did Order That no Advantage Should be taken of The Invalidity of the Grant of the Sd Alexender Spotswood for Land in the County of Spotsylvania and That for the better Confirmation of Such of Them as were DeŸective The Governor Commander in Chief of Our Colony of Virginia for the time being Should pass New & Authentick patents to The sd Alexander Spotswood or his Assigns he or They producing or paying the Accustomed Rights which Remain due for the Same Now Know Ye That We in Con œ87 of lawful money of Great Britain To Our Receiver General of Our revenues in Our Sd Colony of Virginia by The Sd Alexander Spotswood for Our use paid & also in Consideration of 48 persons Imported into Our Sd Colony by him the Sd Alexander whose Names are being the main part of the Rights due for a Certain Tract of 28,000 Acres mentioned to be Granted by Letters patents bearing Date the 27th day of June in The Year 1722 to Richard Hickman his heirs and Assigns and by the Sd Richard Hickman declared to be Granted to in Trust for the sd Alexander Spotswood and for the better Confirmation of The Sd Grant have Given Granted & Confirmed and by These presents for us Our heirs & Successors Do Give Grant and Confirm unto the sd Alexander Spotswood The sd Tract of Land lying and being in the aforesaid County of Spotsylvania Containing 40,000 Acres and bounded as herein after Expressed That is to say 1980a part of the hereby Granted Land being granted by Letters patent bearing date the 2nd day of Novemrber 1705 to Harry Beverly 3229a other part thereof being Granted by Letters patent bearing date the last day of October 1716 to William Robertson And 3065a other part thereof being Granted by Letters patent bearing date the 2nd day of November 1719 to Richard Hickman his heirs & Assigns have Since been Severally Conveyed by the sd Harry Beverly William Robertson & Richard Hickman to the sd Alexander Spotswood of which he is now Seised in Fee 19700a the Residue of the sd 28000a hereby Granted and Confirmed being due unto the sd Alexander Spotswood for the Consideration abovementioned
      end
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Dec. 13, 1751. Susanna Winslow of Spts. Co. to her son, Beverley Winslow of Spts. Co. Deed of Gift and for half profits of a water mill and of the Benefit of the Orchards, etc., on a plantation known as Lanches Quarter. 595 a. in Spts. Co., part of a tract devised the sd. Susanna by the last will and testament of Harry Beverley, Gent., Decd., etc., etc. Witnesses, Lark. Chew, Jos. Brock, Benja. Winslow, Mary Chew. July 8, 1752.
      ===
      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 72
      Pursuant to an order of Orange Court dated 28 Feb 1760 laying one acre of land belonging to Harry Beverley, Gent., for the use of Julius Christie for erecting a water mill thereon, we of the jury being first sworn before Benja. Cave, Gent., with the Surveyor laid off the said acre. Beginning .. it is our opinion the
      one acre is worth twenty shillings. 5 March 1760.
      William Richards Wm. Johnson
      Phillip Bush Battaile Harrison
      John Askew John Snell
      Robt. Jackson John Cuddin
      Joseph Davis John Foster
      Mathew Davis George Head
      Recorded Orange County 27th March 1760.
      ===
      1759-1765 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 13; [Antient Press]; Page 78
      Pursuant to an order of Orange Court 27 Mar 1760 for laying off one acre of land petitioned for by WM. THOMSON belonging to Harry Beverley, Gent. We of the Jury first sworn by Francis Moore, Gent., and Sheriff, have viewed land laid off by Zachy Taylor, Surveyor, and we do value the acre of land fifteen shillings, and that it will be of no damage to any person.
      George Smith Peter Rucker
      W. Bell James Isbell
      Robert Martin Robert Dearing
      Edward Dearing Robert Terrell
      Battaile Harrison Phillip Eastin
      Phillip Bush Thomas Jarman
      Recorded Orange County 24th April 1760.
      ===
      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 243
      June 3, 1765. George Kenner of Caroline Co. and Margaret, his wife, and John Beverley Roy of Spts. County, and Ann, his wife, to Francis Jerdone of Louisa County, Mercht. 275 curr. 1194 a. in Spts. County, which sd. tract is part of a tract devised by the last will and testament of Harry Beverley to be divided among his five daughters, to wit: Margaret, Susannah, Katherine, Judith and Agatha, etc., the sd. 1194 a. was allotted to the sd. Judith (who afterwards intermarried with the Revd. Rodham Kenner, by whom she had issue, the George Kenner, her eldest son and heir at law) and hath since departed this life, without having disposed of the same by will or otherwise, etc. Witnesses, J. Lewis, Jno. Glassell, junr.; James Lewis, Geo. Pottie, Patrick Robb, O. Towles. June 3, 1765.
      ===
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      ===
      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 71
      MR. HARRY BEVERLEY, 750 acs., Essex Co., in St. Mary's Par; on S. side of Rappa. River, 24 Apr. 1703, p. 534. Beg. at patent of Sir Thomas Lunsford about a mile from the river; to head of Potabago Cr; near the main road; cor, of Maj. Gen. Robert Smith. Imp. of 15 pers: John Harris, Phebe Harris, Eliza. Harris, John Harris, Junr., James Quirk, Cormack Mackannon, Joseph Gerland, Wm. Dragon, Owen Kelley, James Hine, David Smith, James Atkinson, Peter Martin, Rice Jones, James Hodges.
      ===
      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 72
      HARRY BEVERLEY & JOHN SMITH, Gentlemen, 2300 acs., K. & Q. Co. & Essex Co; bet. Rappa. & Mattapony Rivers; 24 Apr. 1703, p. 536. Adj. Col. Thomas Goodrich. Granted to George Morris in 167-, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Imp. of 46 pers: Tho. Cavenah, Tho. Greshy, James Kelley, Anne Burgan, Andrew Jackson, Esther Jackson, James Ennis, James Mackland, Geo. Montgomery, Henry Trays (or Trap), Mary Adams, Robert Miller, David Slocum, James Dawson, James Peirce, Archibald Robinson, James Grimes, John Woodrow, Eliza. Robinson, Ciceley Carall, Anne Trindorothy, John Miller, Wm. English, Anne Toy, Francis Moor, Peter Smith, Wm, Nelson, Robert Spence, James Fleming, Edward Yewen, Isabell Trotton, Tho. Humphry, Morrice Poke, Edward Ballad, Eliza. Kelley, Mary Harris, Eliza. Hewitt, Richd. Boswell, John Davis, Nicho. Therkleson, Wm. Buckley, Natt. Piper, Alex. Macome, Dorothy Edwards, Joan Dyall, Thomas Parker.
      ===
      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 76
      HARRY BEVERLEY, 609 acs., King Wm. Co; bet. Perry's Sw. & Macha-comico Sw; on N. side of same, about 10 pole below the path from Yar-brough's Ferry to Davenpores:f adj. Perrin's corner; 23, Oct. 1703, p. 559 Part of land granted Col. Edmond Jenings, 24 Apr. 1703, who assigned to sd. Beverley. Trans. of 13 pers: John Hatton, Wm. Ellie, Elenor Gwyn, Patrick Lawless, Owen Hughs, Catherine Sullivan, John Smith.
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      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 99
      HARRY BEVERLEY, 1920 acs., Essex Co; in the fork of Rappa. River, about 10 mi. above the falls; 2 Nov. 1705, p. 682. Beg. at a beech with a flower de Luee upon it; down maine run of sd river, to a small island, &c. Imp. of 39 pers: Roger Key, John Hyland, Tho. Allen, Wm. Coursy, Mich. Flardux, David Lacy (?), Alice Terrell, Cath. Connell, Mary Carty, Nell Grady, Catherine Ale, ---,, Gwyn, Timothy Solman, Gilleon Carte (or Carle), Roger Bradshaw, Eliz. Loufe, Robt., Mitchell, Jane Muckony (?), John Hewett, Susana Clifford, Walter Evans, Margt. Sommer's, Robt. Driokwater, John Bernard, Wm. Westoell, Wm, Presley, Eliz. Landford, Wm. Peachee, Mich. Bradbury, John Ouy (?), Saml. Pritchett, Henry Blake, Richd. Welch, John Hill
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      1710-1719 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 11
      CAPT. HARRY BEVERLEY, of Middlesex Co; 46 acs. (N. L.), in Christ Church Par., in sd. Co; 19 Dec. 1711, p. 46. Beg. in Appleton's line, close by the N. E. side of the run of My Lady's Bridge Sw; along Trotter's line, to Maj. Genrll. Smith. Imp. of: Elizabeth Hartron
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      1710-1719 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 59
      HARRY BEVERLEY, 37 acs. (N. L.), Essex Co; on SW side of Rappa. Riv., at up. end-of Potobago Bay. called Featherstone's Island; 16 Aug. 1715, p. 242. Imp. of: William Gardin
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      1710-1719 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 68
      HARRY BEVERLEY, GENT., of Middlesex Co; 1250 acs. (N. L.), on S. side of one of the main brs. of Mattapony Riv., about 2 mi. from Esqr. Lewis' Quarter; 23 Mar. 1715, p. 281. 15 Shill., & Imp. of 22 Dorothy Briscoe, John Stemson, John Hayes, John French, Edward Danalin, Mary Stark, Wm. Weston, John Kelly, Jane Helton, Ralph Butter, William Burk, John Lovell, Hannah Hewett, Robt. Watkins (or Walkins), Margaret Habert, Timothy Sulevent, Isabele Lashley, Cornelius Lawless, Richard Goulding, Mary Stiles, Margt. Hobbs, Alice Briscow.
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      1710-1719 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 90
      HARRY BEVERLEY, 1980 acs. (N. L.), King Wm. Co; on S. side of the N. br. of Mattapony River; adj. Samuel Williams & John Banister; on Madison, Pig, & Rogers' line; 22 Apr. 1718, p. 372. 10 Lbs.,. Mohey.
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      1710-1719 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 10; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 105
      HARRY BEVERLEY, 831 acs. (N. L.), Essex Co., on Pewmansend Creek; beg. at the floud gates of Taliaferro's Mill, at E. end of the Mill dam; to land of Alexander Fleming; on line of Deane & Clapham; to patent of Maj. Genrll. Rcbert Smith; to land of Thomas Lucas, Junr; 23 Oct. 1719, p. 452. 4 Lbs., 5 Shill.
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      1719-1724 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 11; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 2
      HARRY BEVERLEY, 650 acs. (N. L.), K. & Q. Co; on N. side of the main run of Mattapony Riv., about 12 mi, above the falls; on E. side of the run of the Piny Lick Sw; 27 Feb. 1719, p. 17. 3 Lbs., 5 Shill.
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      1719-1724 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 11; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 21
      BARTHOLOMEW YATES, LEWIS LATANE, CHRISTOPHER ROBINSON, JOHN ROBINSON, ESQR., JEREMIAH CLOWDER, HARRY BEVERLEY, WILLIAM STANARD, & EDWIN THACKER, 24,000 acs. (N. L.), Spotsyl. Co; on S. side the Rappadan (Riv.); beg. at head of a valley about 1/4 mi. below mouth of the Laurell Run, cor. to Baylor, James Taylor, Wm. Todd, John Taliaferro & John Battaile; to a great stone marked thus: cross over 8; down the Rappidan, &c; 20 July 1722, p. 147. 120 Lbs. Money.
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      1719-1724 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 11; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 21
      HARRY BEVERLEY, 6,720 acs. (N. L.), Spotsyl. Co; on N. side of the head of Pamunkey Riv; about /A mi. below mouth of a gr. branch or Sw; & about 2 mi. above mouth of Jigging Riv; 20 July 1722, p. 148. 33 Lbs., 15 Shill.
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      1719-1724 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 11; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 40
      HARRY BEVERLEY, GENT., 2084 acs. (N. L.), Spotsyl. Co; on N. side the River Tae; beg. at a great stone markt HB & IR, a little above Bernard Pain's plantation, &c; 24 Dec. 1723, p. 303. 10 Lbs., 10 Shill.
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      http://image.lva.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=46&last=&g_p=P12&co llection=LO Patent
      Author
      Rogers, Peter. grantee.
      Title
      Land grant 9 July 1724.
      Summary
      Location: King William County.
      Description: 400 acres on the north side the Middle river in St. Johns Parish, adjoining the land of Harry Beverley, Ambrose Madison &c.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 12, 1724-1726, p. 46 (Reel 11)

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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