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

Francis Conway

Male 1696 - 1733  (36 years)


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  • Name Francis Conway 
    Birth 15 Sep 1696  Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1733  Port Conway, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I26335  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Edwin Conway,   b. 11 May 1644, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 7 Sep 1698, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 54 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Thornton,   b. 3 Jan 1674, Petsworth Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Feb 1733, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 21 May 1695  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F15542  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Catlett,   b. 1702, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Mar 1760, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 58 years) 
    Marriage 21 Oct 1717  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Catlett Conway,   b. 11 Jan 1718, Port Conway, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 27 Jul 1745, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 27 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Francis Conway,   b. 27 Dec 1722, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 17 May 1761, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 38 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Elizabeth Conway,   b. 4 Jan 1724, Port Conway, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1758, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 33 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. Reuben Conway,   b. Nov 1725, Port Conway, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1758, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 32 years)  [Father: natural]
     5. Sarah Conway,   b. 27 Aug 1728, Port Conway, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1758, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 29 years)  [Father: natural]
     6. Eleanor Rose Conway,   b. 9 Jan 1731, Port Royal, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 11 Feb 1829, 'Montpelier' Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 98 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F17565  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1697-1699 Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 2; Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 343)
      Richmond County Court 2nd of November 1698
      - This day Mrs. ELIZABETH CONWAY acknowledged a certain Deed of Guilt, unto her Son, FRANCIS, which the Court have ordered to be recorded
      ===
      1697-1701 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 3; Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 39
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come Greetings. Know yee that I ELIZABETH CONWAY out of the tender love & naturall affection that I beare to my Son, FRANCIS CONWAY, & for diverse good causes & consideracons me thereunto moving, doe give & make over unto my said Son, FRANCIS CONWAY, two Negro boys one call'd Ned & the other call'd Sampson, & a Book of Doctr: JEREMIAH TAYORs Sermons being now my own proper Estate; to him the said FRANCIS CONWAY, to have use possess & enjoy when he shall atteyne unto the age of Sixteen yeares and then the said two Negroes & Booke to be delivered into the said FRANCIS CONWAYs own hands & possession for his own proper use & behoofe forever; And of the said two Negroes & Book I the said ELIZABETH CONWAY have put the said FRANCIS CONWAY in full & peaceable possession by the Guift & delivery of the Book aforesaid wch: to the said FRANCIS CONWAY the day of the date of these presents I have given & delivered in the name of possession & seixin of the whole, In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & scale this 9th day of Octobr: in the year of our Lord 1698
      Signed sealed & delivered & possession given as aforesaid in pr:sence of
      WM: STRODTHERS, ELIZABETH CONWAY
      WM: THORNTON
      JONAH: GIBSON
      Recognitr: in Cur Corn Richmond 2d die 9br: Ano: Dom: 1698
      Test WM. COLSTON, Cl Cur

      ===
      1722-1730 Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds & Inventories, No. 4; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 153:
      Bond of John Taliaferro as administrator of Charles Taliaferro. Unto John Lomax, William Daingerfeild, Salvator Muscoe and Benjamin Robinson, Gent., justices. For L 1500 sterl. 19 July 1726. Securities, Francis Conway and John Taliaferro of the Mount.
      Jon. Taliaferro
      Frs. Conway
      Jno. Taliaferro
      Wit: W. Heny. Terrett.
      19 July 1726. Acknowledged.
      ===
      1721-1752 King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1; [George Harrison Sanford King]; Page 92-93
      WILL OF ELIZABETH GIBSON
      In the Name of God Amen. I Elizabeth Gibson of the County of King George being sick and weak but in perfect mind and memory thanks be to God for the same do make constitute and appoint this my last Will & Testament in manner and form following.
      imp: I give to my well beloved son Francis Conway the whole tract of land I live on to him and his heirs forever. I likewise give to my said son Francis Conway three cows & calves and three breeding sows to be paid him out of my stock the first year after my decease and three cows & calves more the year following.
      Item: I give to my well beloved daughter Sarah Gibson three cows & calves and three sows and six pigs which are now at my Quarter and a gold ring of fourteen shillings price and a bed, bolster and pillow which are made in the house for her.
      Item: I give to my well beloved daughter Rachel Gibson three cows & calves and my riding mare, bridle & saddle she allowing to my Executor three pounds Currt Money out of a debt I owe to her of six pounds. I likewise give to my said daughter Rachel a gold zing of fourteen shillings price and a feather bed, bolster and pillows which are made in the house for her.
      Item: I give to my well beloved daughter Alice Catlett all my wearing cloths and a piece of Bombays which I have by me not made up.
      And lastly I give to my well beloved son Jonathan Gibson who I likewise make constitute & appoint my whole and sole Executor of this my last Will & Testament eight Negroes by name Will Frank Jone Vemen Sarah Joseph Luce & Charles and all the rest of my Estate of what nature or kind soever after my just debts and legacies paid revoking all other Wills I have hereunto set my hand and
      seal this 14th of November 1732. *******
      Eliza Gibson *Seale*
      *******
      Sign'd in presence of us
      Anthony Thornton
      Winifred Thornton
      Her
      Mary [X] Thornley
      Mark
      At a Court held for King George County the 2d February 1732/3.
      The last Will & Testament of Elizabeth Gibson was presented into Court by Jonathan Gibson her Executor who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Anthony Thornton and Mary Thornley and admitted to record.
      Cop:a
      Test:
      T: Turner Cl:Cur:
      ===
      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 258-259
      THIS INDENTURE made ye seventh day of May 1723 Between Mr. FRANCIS CON WAY of Essex County Gent of one part & HENRY WOODCOCK & JUDITH his Wife ELIZABETH his Daughter of King George County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Fran Conway for divers good consideration but more especially for the covenants & agreements together wth the yearly rents hereafter mentioned, have granted & farm let unto the said Woodcock & by these presents do grant unto said Henry. Judith & Elizabeth Woodcock one hundred acres of land in Essex County begining at a marked red oak & running under the foot of the hills to the sd Conways lower line thence up ye breadth of the said Conways land including one hundred acres to Hold from the date hereof till the full end & term during the natural lives of them the sd Henry Woodcock & Judith his Wife & Elizabeth his Daughter therefore paying yearly after the expiration of four full years the quantity of five hundred pounds of good Tobo & cask during the natural lives of sd Henry Woodcock & Judith his Wife & after their decease then Six hundred pounds of good sound Tobacco & cask during the term of the natural life of Eliza his Daughter & is to pay the quit rents for the said land during the said term rent is yearly to be paid on the eighteenth day of October being the Feast of St Luke the Evangelist or within forty days after .
      Signed in presence of us JOHN MEASTERSON. Fran. Conway
      PETER LANTER Henry Woodcock
      At a Court held for Essex Count the 15th day of October 1723
      This Indenture admitted to record
      This shall oblige me Fran. Conway to pay or cause to be paid unto Henry Woodcock or Judith his Wife or Elizabeth his Daughter the sum of five thousand pounds of Tobacco if by an disturbance or survey they should be molested or by any other means turned of they said land during the sd term above mentioned .. Fran: Conway
      Acknowledged in Essex County Court the 15th day of October 1723 & admitted to record.
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 24-25
      Know all men by these presents that we JOHN CATLETT, THOMAS CATLETT & FRANCIS CONWAY of the County of Essex & JOHN TALIAFERRO of the County of Spotsylvania & ROWLAND THORNTON of the County of King George all of the Colony of Virginia doth by these presents sell unto ALICE CATLETT Widow & Relict of LAWRENCE CATLETT late of Essex County deced all our right to Six negro slaves now in the possession of the sd Alice by name Sambo, Jenny, Beck, Judy, Jenny & Tom ye Younger and we do hereby Warrant the sale of the said Negros unto the said Alice Cadet forever against the claims of either of us and we do likewise acknowledge we have received a full and valuable consideration for our so doing. In Witness we set our hands and seals this 15th day of February 1724.
      In presence of JNO. BATTAILE, Jno Catlett
      JOHN CATLETT JUNIOR, Tho: Catlett
      CHARLES TALIAFERRO JUNR Fran. Conway
      At a Court held for Essex County the 16th day of February 1724
      This Deed of Sale to Mrs. ALICE CATLETT was proved by the Oaths of John Battaile & Charles Taliaferro Junr. which on behalf of the said Alice Catlett is admitted to record.
      ===
      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 360-361
      THIS INDENTURE made the 24th/twenty fifth day of May 1728 Between FRANCIS CONWAY of County of Caroline of one part & EDWIN CONWAY of the County of Lancaster Witnesseth that said Francis Conway in Consideration of two good Negro men (the receipt whereof & himself to be therewith satisfied the said Francis doth hereby acknowledge & thereof doth fully discharge the said Edwin Conway his heirs, Exrs & Admrs hath granted unto the said Edwin Conway the Land now in the said Edwin Conways actual possession for force of a Demise to him made for one whole year by Indenture and of the Statute of Transferring uses into possession being a tract of land containing 300 acres & is the moiety of 600 acres of land given unto said Francis & Edwin Conway by the last Will of Mr EDWYN THACKER of Middlesex County deced & is part of a Patent granted to the said Edwin Thacker for 2634 acres of land in the
      County of Essex. The said 300 acres of land being the moiety given to said Francis by the sd Edwin Thacker....
      Signed in presence of WM WOODFORD, Frans. Conway
      MAX ROBINSON, FRE. MURDOCK
      At Court held for Essex County on 20th August 1728
      This Lease & Release of land Indented admitted to record
      ===
      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 262,
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of November in the year of Our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven between THOMAS CATLETT of the Parish of Saint Mary in the County of ESSEX of one part and FRANCIS CONWAY of the same Parish and County of the other part; Witnesseth that THOMAS CATLETT in consideration of sum of ten shillings currant money to him in hand paid by FRANCIS CONWAY the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto FRANCIS CONWAY and assigns all that tract of land containing one thousand acres sittuate in Saint George Parish in Spotsylvania County on both sides the SOUTHWEST MOUNTAIN RUN the said track being granted to THOMAS CATLETT by Pattent dated the twenty first day of May one thousand seven hundred and twenty six and bounded; Beginning at two white Oaks and two Spanish Oaks standing on the lower side of the MOUNTAIN RUN corner to a Pattent granted to LAWRENCE and JOHN TALIAFERRO, thence South eight degrees East eighty four poles to two red Oaks and a white Oak, thence South sixty degrees West seven hundred and seventy eight poles to a white Oak by the side of a Hill, thence North thirty degrees West thirty four poles to a white Oak, thence North forty degrees West one hundred and sixty poles crossing the MOUNTAIN RUN, thence North sixty degrees East seven hundred and seventy poles to the line of the TALIAFERROs's Pattent, thence with their line South sixty degrees East one hundred and forty poles to the beginning and the rents and services thereof, To have and to hold the track of land hereby granted with appurtenances unto FRANCIS CONWAY and his heirs for the term of one year paying therefore the rent of one pepper corn on the Feast of Saint Michael the Archangel if the same be demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession FRANCIS CONWAY may be in the actuall possession of the premises and may be also thereof enabled to take a release of the reversion and inheritance thereof, in wittness whereof the parties first above mentioned these, presents Indentures interchangeably their hands and seals have set the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us
      JOHN BATTAILE THOMAS CATLETT
      G. HOME
      JOHN TALIAFERRO
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County November the Seventh 1727
      THOMAS CATLETT acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for Land unto FRANCIS CONWAY at whose motion th same was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      ===
      1725-1728 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 265
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of November one thousand seven hundred and twenty seven; Between FRANCIS CONWAY of ESSEX County Gent. of one part and JOHN TALIAFERRO of Spotsylvania County of other part; Witnesseth that FRANCIS CONWAY in consideration of five shillings lawful money to him in hand paid by JOHN TALIAFERRO the receipt whereof he doth acknowledge hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto JOHN TALIAFERRO and assigns one certain tract of land containing five hundred seventy six acres lying in Spotcylvania County and Saint George Parish [by Patrent granted to FRANCIS CONWAY dated the thirtieth day of June one thousand seven hundred and twenty six] and bounded, Beginning at a red and three white Oakes in a line of a Patent granted to THOMAS JONES, JOHN CLAYTON and RICHARD HICKMAN, thence South South East one hundred fifty four poles between a red Oak and Hiccory thence South forty four degrees East three hundred and eighteen poles to two white Oaks in a Branch of the MOUNTAIN RUN, thence North sixty degrees East ninety poles into a line of a Patent granted to LAWRENCE and JOHN TALIAFERRO thence with their line North sixty degrees West one hundred and eighty four poles to three white Oakes in the head of a Valley at the foot of a Mountain, thence North East four hundred and thirty four poles to three white Oakes and Chesnut in the line of the aforesaid JONES, CLAYTON and HICKMAN, thence with their line West South West five hundred and eighty poles to the beginning place and the reversions remainders rents and services thereof; To have and to hold the tract of land with the appurtenances unto JOHN TALIAFERRO his heirs during one full year to the end that by these presents and of the Statute for transferring of uses into possession JOHN TALIAFERRO may be in the actuall possession of the premises and enabled to accept a release of the same to him and his heirs; In Witness whereof the parties to these presents interchangeably their hands and seals have set the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      JOHN BATTAILE FRANCIS CONWAY
      THOMAS CATLETT
      JOHN TALIAFERRO
      At a Court hid for Spotsylvania County November tht 7th 1727
      FRANCIS CONWAY acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for land unto JOHN TALIAFERRO and at the motion of THOMAS CATLETT in behalf of the said TALIAFERRO was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
      ===
      1728-1729 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 407,
      Spotsylvania County Deed Book A 2ndSeptember 1729
      -This Indenture made the twenty eighth day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty nine Between CHARLES TALIAFERRO of St. Maries parish and Caroline County of the one part and FRANCIS CONWAY of the same parish and County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings sterling money to him in hand paid by the said FRANCIS CONWAY before the ensealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said FRANCIS CONWAY his Executors Administrators and assigns all that tract or parcel of land containing three hundred forty five acres lying and being in St. George Parish in Spotsylvania County the said seat or tract of land granted to the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO by pattent dated the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred twenty eight and bounded as followeth [Vizt.} Beginning at two corner white oakes of Capt. LAWRENCE TALIAFERRO and JOHN TALIAFERRO on the lessor side the Mountain Run thence south thirty degrees east seventy four poles to a small corner red oak of Coll. JOHN CATLETT's on the south west side of the Long Branch one hill thence south sixty degrees east ninety poles to two white oaks on a Ridge in paysoued fields thence hath east sixty eight poles to a stake standing in paysoued field thence north sixty degrees east three hundred and twenty poles to two white oaks in paysoued field thence north thirty five degrees west one hundred and two poles to a white oak and red oak by a branch in Mr. THOMAS TYLOR's line thence south sixty five degrees west fifty poles to a white and red oak TYLOR's corner thence north twenty six poles to a corner white oak and hiccory of Capt. LAWRENCE TALIAFERRO and JOHN TALIAFERO thence south sixty degrees west three hundred and eighty poles to the Beginning and all ways waters water courses timber trees and trees likely to become timber woods underwoods profits commodities advantages emoluments heriditaments and appurtenances whatsoever to the said hereby granted premises belonging or in any wise appertaining and the Reversion and Reversions remainder and remainders rents and services thereof and of every part and parcell thereof and all the Estate right Title Interest challenge claim and demand whatsoever of him the said CHARLES TALIAFFRRO of and into the same To Have and To Hold the said seat or tract of land and premises hereby granted bargained and sold with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said FRANCIS CONWAY his Exrs. Admistrs_ and assigns from the day of the date hereof for and during the form of one whole year from thence next ensuing mid fully to be compleat and ended yielding and paying thereof the rent of one pepper corn at the feast of St. Michael the Archangel if the same be divided which said grant bargain and sale is to be made as aforesaid to the intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and by the force of the Statute for Transferring uses into possessions the said FRANCIS CONWAY may be in the actual possession of the tract of land and premises and may be also thereby enabled to take a granted release and confirmation of the said reversion and Inhoritance thereof from the said CHARLES TALIAFERRO to him and his heirs to the use of him the said FRANCIS CONWAY his heirs and assigns for ever. In Witness whereof the parties first above named to these presents interchangeably their hands and seals have sett the day and year first above written. Signed Sealed and Delivered In the presence of
      JN. BATTAILE, JAS. TAYLOR, Jun. CHARLES TALIAFERRO [seal]
      NICKA. BATTAILE
      Court held for Spotsylvania County September the Second Anno Dom. 1729_ CHARLES TALIAFERRO, Gent. acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for Land unto FRANCIS CONWAY, Gent. at whose motion the same was admitted to record.
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk. Cort.
      ===
      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 13
      Spotsylvania County Court 2 of February 1730/31
      - On Petition of JOHN TALIFERRO & FRANCIS CONWAY. Gent., in behalf of themselves & divers others for a Road from JOHN CHRISTOPHERs to a Point of the Fork of the ROBINSON from thence up the Ridge the Convenientest way to the foot of NEALS MOUNTAIN the same is granted, And ordered that BENJAMIN PORTER the Overseer of the MOUNTAIN ROAD continue his said Road from the WILDERNESS RUN to the Fork of the ROBINSON & that DAVID PHILLIPS be made Overseer to continue the said Road from the Fork of the ROBINSON the nighest and convenientest way to the foot of NEALS MOUNTAIN and that the said Overseers with their gangs do make and clear the same
      ===
      1738-1740 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 331-41.
      26-27 Sept. 1739. Anthony Thornton of Stafford County, Gent., to Francis Conway and Reuben Conway sons of Francis Conway of Caroline County, Gent., deceased. Lease and release; in consideration of agreement with Francis Conway. 2500 acres on the branches of the River Rappidan at the Great Mountains ... moiety of tract by letters patent 23 June 1732 granted to Francis Conway deceased and Anthony Thornton of 5000 acres In St. Mark's Parish, Spotsylvania County ... north side of the middle branch of the River Rappidan called Conway's River and in Neal is line ... upper corner of Beverley's Octuna land, near the pass between two mountains commonly called Offels Mountain and the Piney Mountain It was agreed by Francis Conway and Anthony Thornton that a partition be made, that the survivor should not take any advantage of survivorship ... Francis Conway in pursuance of the agreement did pay one moiety of the £25 sterling paid his Majestie's Receiver General and one moiety of the charge of surveying, but happened to depart this life having made his last will and testament 16 Feb. 1732 [1733] by which, confiding in Anthony Thornton's justice, he did bequeath unto his two sons Francis Conway and Reuben Conway all his lands at the south west and Great Mountains to be equally divided between them by his trustees in his will named, and did declare that if his son Catlet Conway should dye before he came of age that his son Francis Conway should have the land of Catlet Conway, and Reuben Conway should have the land devised between Francis Conway and Reuben Conway ... the will remaining in the County Court of Caroline The 2500 acres ... north side of the middle branch of the River Rappidan called Conway's River and in Neal's line • • near the pass between two mountains called Offels Mountain and the Piney Mountain ... [the description given in the patent is consistently corrected herein in accordance with a later survey]
      Anthony Thornton
      Wit: Thos. Chew, George Morton Senr., Zach. Taylor. 27 Sept. 1739, Acknowledged by Anthony Thornton. On motion of Jonathan Gibson admitted to record.
      ===
      1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 531-532.
      Know all men by these presents that JOHN CHRISTOPHER, EDWARD SPENCER and ALEXANDER WAUGH of Orange County, Gents., bound unto MARY TALIAFERRO and LAURENCE TALIAFERRO and WILLIAM HUNTER Esqr. .. Executors of JOHN TALIAFERRO, dec'd, son and heir of FRANCIS CONWAY, dec'd, and BENJAMIN PORTER in penal sum of 1000 pounds sterling, truly to be made joyntly and severally .. 22 Oct 1747.
      The condition is the above named JOHN TALIAFERRO and FRANCIS CONWAY, the father, and Benjamin Porter become bound as securities for Ann James for her faithful administration of the estate of Edward Southall, dec'd, by Bond on 5 Oct 1728 .. with sd Ann James afterwards intermarried with the above bound John Christopher. Now if the above bound John Christopher, and Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh, or either of them .. above obligation to be void.
      Witnesses: John Christopher
      T. Lewis Edward Spencer
      George Wythe Alexr. Waugh
      Recorded Orange County 22 October 1747.
      ===
      1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 10; [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 532-533.
      Indenture 22 Oct 1747 between JOHN CHRISTOPHER and ANN, his
      wife, of Orange County and EDWARD SPENCER and ALEXANDER WAUGH of the other .. Whereas Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh by Bond dated same day with these presents, together with John Christopher, bound themselves unto Mary Taliaferro, Lawrence Taliaferro, William Hunter, Francis Conway and Benjamin Porter .. sum £1000 in consideration of the premises .. for Ten shillings .. have bargained and sell unto Edward Spencer and Alexander Waugh three negro slaves .. To have and to hold said slaves .. upon condition that if said John Christopher and Ann, his wife, discharge bond .. slaves shall consistently be kept in the said County of Orange .. or the New Erected County when the said County of Orange shall be divided .. the above sale to be void.
      Witnesses: Jno. Christopher
      T. Lewis, George Wythe Ann (X) Christopher
      Recorded Orange County Oct. 1747.
      ===
      1724-1726 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 12; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 46
      FRANCIS CONWAY, of St. Mary's Par., Essex Co; 576 acs. (N. L.). Spotsyl. Co., in St. George's Par; on the Mountain above the Mountain Run; beg. in line adj. patent granted Thomas. Jones, John Clayton & Richard Hickman; & line of Lawrence & John Talia-ferro; 30 June 1726, Page 470.

      yp patent
      ref VPB 12 p470-471
      dat 30 Jun 1726
      decl -3
      to Francis Conway of Marys parish in EssexCo
      re 576a Georges parish in SpotsCo upon South West Mountain
      !& above Mountain Run
      loc -1682 -13989 F127 L0 P255
      pt A) ro&3Wo in Line of patent granted
      !to Thomas Jones John Clayton & Richard Hickman th
      ln SSE; 154p; Jones, Clayton & Hickman
      pt between ro&Hick
      ln s44e; 318p;
      pt B) 2wo in br. of Mountain Run Th
      ln n60e; 90p; from br. of Mountain Run
      pt C) into line of patent granted
      !to Lawrence & John Taliaferro Th
      ln n60w; 184p; Lawrence & John Taliaferro
      pt D) 3Wo in Head of Valley at Foot of Mountain
      ln ne; 434p; from Foot of Mountain
      pt E) 3Wo&ChesO in Line of sd Jones Clayton & Hickman
      lc s82w; 580p; [s82w sub for wsw] Clayton & Hickman
      end

      ===
      1728-1732 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 14; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 39
      FRANCIS CONWAY. of CaroIine Co; & ANTHONY THORNTON, of Stafford Co., Gent., 5000 acs. (N. L.). Spotsylv. Co., in St. Mark's Par; on brs. of Raperdan Riv., at the Great Mts ; on N. side the Middle Br. of sd. river, called Conway's Riv; on Neal's line; cor. of Beverley's Octuna Land; 23 June 1732, Page 450. 25 Lbs., Money
      typ patent
      ref VPB 14 p450-452,
      dat 23 Jun 1732
      decl -3
      to Francis Conway of Caroline County & Anthony Thornton of Stafford County Gent.
      con œ25
      re 5000a in Saint Marks Parish of Spotsylvania County and on the branches of the Raperdan River at the Great Mountains
      loc -67367 -16388 F127 L0 P255
      pt A) at a White and Red Oak 2 Gums and a Forked Poplar on the N Side the Middle branch of the Raperdan River Called Conways River and in Neals Line
      lm n35w; 42p; up sd river
      pt B)
      lm n; 26p;
      pt C) a Red Oak and Poplar Growing out at one Root
      ln n75w; 132p;
      pt D) 2 White Oaks
      ln n47w; 86p;
      pt E) a Single a Double pine and Hickory on a Hill Side
      ln w; 194p;
      pt F) 2 Red Oaks and a Pine
      ln n; 68p;
      pt G) a Small White and Black Oak
      ln n70w; 104p;
      pt H) 2 Pines and a White Oak
      ln n55w; 52p;
      pt I) 3 Red Oaks
      ln n; 88p;
      pt J) 2 Red and White Oak
      ln n73w; 140p;
      pt K) a Double Chesnut and Red Oak
      ln n67w; 32p;
      pt L)
      ln s40w; 80p;
      pt M)
      ln se; 140p;
      pt N)
      ln s20w; 126p;
      pt O)
      ln s20e; 80p;
      pt P)
      lm s20w; 250p; [est dist]
      pt Q) the Main Raperdan River
      lm nw; 30; [est] up sd river
      pt R) the Mouth of the first Large Run on the S Side the Sd River to 3 White Oaks on the uper Side of the Mouth of the Sd Run being the uper Corner of Beverleys Octuna Land
      lm n60w; 600p; [est] up sd run
      pt S) a Spanish and White Oak a hickory and a Poplar on both Sides the head of the Sd Run in a Hallow between ye foot of 2 Mountains
      ln n40e; 100p;
      pt T) 3 Chesnut Oaks a Chesnut a Poplar and a Gum on the N Side the Point of a Mountain
      ln n32w; 100p;
      pt U) a red White Oak and poplar
      ln n85w; 46p;
      pt V) 2 White Oaks
      ln n28w; 84p;
      pt W) a red Oak Chesnut Oak and Chesnut on the top of a Stony Ridge
      ln n60e; 200p; [est dist]
      pt X) the Raperdan River to a Gum White and Red Oak 2 beaches and a Sycamore on the S Side on the Lower Side the Mouth of a Large Run
      lm s37.02e; 251.753p; [est] down sd river
      pt Y) a Double Poplar Red Oak Hickory and Ash on the N Side the Sd Raperdan River over Forgainst a Point of Large Rock Stones
      ln n19w; 176p;
      pt Z) 2 White and a Red Oak
      ln n25e; 100p;
      pt AA)
      ln n55e; 106p;
      pt AB)
      ln n75e; 121p;
      pt AC)
      ln se; 86p;
      pt AD) 2 Pines and a White Oak
      ln n15e; 180p;
      pt AE) 2 Small Red Oaks a White Oak and a Poplar then
      ln e; 100p;
      pt AF)
      ln n15w; 155p;
      pt AG)
      ln n67w; 88p;
      pt AH) 2 Red Oaks and a Poplar
      ln n50e; 74p;
      pt AI) a Chesnut Oak
      ln nw; 67p;
      pt AJ) 2 White Oaks and a Gum
      ln n65w; 142p;
      pt AK)
      ln n20w; 24p;
      pt AL)
      ln n63e; 100p;
      pt AM)
      ln n5w; 88p;
      pt AN) 2 red and a Spanish Oak
      ln n60w; 40p;
      pt AO) 2 Red Oaks and a Hickory
      ln n10w; 108p;
      pt AP)
      ln e; 80p;
      pt AQ)
      ln n40e; 140p; Crossing the aforesaid Conways River
      pt AR) a Red and Spanish Oak
      ln e; 52p;
      pt AS) a Locust Sycamore and Poplar
      ln s35e; 104p;
      pt AT) a White Oak and Dogwood
      ln s10e; 116p;
      pt AU) a Gum White Oak and Dogwood
      ln s67e; 112p;
      pt AV) 2 Red Oaks and a Chesnut
      ln s15w; 42p;
      pt AX) 2 hickory and a Double Chesnut
      ln s60w; 80p;
      pt AY) 2 White Oaks and a Dogwood
      ln s20e; 330p;
      pt AZ) 2 Spanish Oaks
      ln s14w; 100p;
      pt BA)
      ln s; 96p;
      pt BB)
      ln s55e; 126p;
      pt BC) 2 Red and a White Oak
      ln s28e; 560p;
      pt BD) 2 White Oaks and a Pine
      ln n78e; 92p;
      pt BE) between 2 Pines in the forsaid Neals Line
      ln ; ; Neal
      end
      ===
      Typ patent
      Ref VPB 16:247
      Dat 10 Sep 1735
      decl -3
      To Thomas Jones and Thomas Jones Jr.
      Con 4 lbs.
      Re Orange/ 800a upper forks of Rapidan in St. Marks parish
      loc -71755 -12062 F127 L0 P255
      Pt gum, wh oak, dogwoow, hickory by a Rock on the N side of the RappiDanne River, cor to Walter Leonard
      Ln n60e; 200; [est] Leonard
      Pt patent formerly granted to Anthony Thornton and Francis Conway called Inverness
      Ln ; ; Thornton and Conway
      Pt RappiDanne River
      Lm ;; down the river
      end
      ===
      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note: http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=18&last=&g_p=GC&collect ion=NN Grant
      Title MacCormick, Neil.
      Publication 9 February 1729.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311.
      Note Location: King George County.
      Description: 42 acres on Poltridges Creek and adjoining the land of Conway and Hoxford.
      Source: Northern Neck Grants C, 1729-1731, Page 18, folio (Reel 290).
      Original survey exists.

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