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

Thomas Harper

Male 1618 - 1684  (66 years)


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  • Name Thomas Harper 
    Birth 10 Feb 1618  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 2 Apr 1684  South Farnham Parish, Old Rapphannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28024  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Ralph Harper,   b. Bef 1576, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Isabel Walker,   b. Bef 1580, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 4 May 1596  Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18474  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary MNU Harper,   b. Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Apr 1710, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage 20 Jan 1630  Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Harper,   b. Bef 1660, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1720, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 62 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Solomon Harper,   b. Bef 1663, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Nov 1699, Sittingbourne Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 36 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Thomas Harper,   b. Bef 1655, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 10 Mar 1710, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 55 years)  [Father: natural]
     4. William Harper,   b. Bef 1663, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Apr 1714, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - bond Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 51 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F16820  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
    • Christening: 10 FEB 1618 Saint Peter, Leeds, Yorkshire, England
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      James Hughes 2005-12-23 14:57:28
      OLD RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY WILLS.
      ORDER BOOK, 1656-1664.
      Harper, Thomas, Farnham Parish. 4 Dec., 1683; 16 April, 1684. Wife Mary and eldest son John to be executors; sons Salomon and Thomas; witnesses Henry Watkins, John Bonner, John Stewart.
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      1656-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book; [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      4 December, 1683; 2 April, 1684.
      HARPER, THOMAS, of the County of Rappa in the Parish of ffarnham.
      All my debts being honestly satisfied & paid then it is my desire that my welbeloved wife Mary Harper and Jno Harper my eldest son be Joyntly Executors. of all my personall estate moveable & Immoveable & furthermore it is my desire that all my land be Equally Devided between my three sonns Jno., Solomon and Thomas Harper Then my desire is that my wife and other son Jno. Harper be posest with the aforesaid Land untill my two youngest sons doe Come to age Provided my wife should Marry any such pson who may by his prodigallyty wast Consume & destroy ye aforesaid Land then my son Jno. Harper to take it into his Custody untill they Come to age furthermore I doe bequeath unto my son Jno. Harper one servant boy named Wm. Cassaulough And one gun.
      Wit. HENRY WATKINS, JNo. BONNER, JOHN STEWART.
      Page 22.
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      1683-1685 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 42
      - Rappahannock County Court 2nd of October 1684
      - Reference is granted in the suite between Doctr. ROBERT SYNOCK Plt. & WM. LAKE Defendt,, as Marrying the relict of THOMAS HARPER deced, till next Court &c.

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      1656-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book; [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      JACKSON, GEORGE, 2 May, 1677.
      Sick in body but in perfect sence & memory.
      To Robert Eaid son-in-law of Edward Freeman one hundred acres of land betwixt the said Robert Eaid and Edward Freeman lawful son of the said Edward Freeman. Executor Robert Freeman.
      Wit. THOMAS HARPER, aged 50 years or thereabouts,
      SYMON X BUTLER. Page 216.
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 7
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I ANDREW GILSON of the County of Rappahanock gent have for a valluable consideracon by me in hand received & acknowledged & do by these presents sell aliene & estrange from me my heires Exrs. and Admrs. unto THOMAS HARPER his heirs Admrs. & assignes all my right title & Interest in a parcell of land being Two hundred & fifty acres being the moyety or lowermost part of a Pattent of Four hundred & fifty acres belonging to the said Mr. GILSON bearing date the 22d day of November 1653 TO HAVE AND TO HOLD the said land of Two hundred & fifty acres to the said THOMAS HARPER his heirs & assignes for Ever without the let hindrance or molestacon of me my heirs or assignes with all the rights & priviledges wtsoever to me in any way belonging or appertaining by Virtue of my said Pattent IN WITNESS whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 6th day of (missing) 1657
      in presence of ANT: STEPHENS, ANDREW GILSON
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 25
      THESE PRESENTS Witness that I FRANCIS BROWN of the County of Rappa (missing) me thereunto moveing have bargained & sold unto THOMAS HARPER One Pattent (missing) seven acres of land (missing) to the land that I now live on & (missing) JAMES KERR (missing) bounded as by Pattent bearing date (missing) herein menconed (missing) by virtue of my Pattent (missing) THOMAS HARPER (missing) & to hold with all priviledges (missing) the cause (missing) We have hereunto sett our (hands) & seals
      Test THOMAS (missing) FRANCIS BROWNE Seal
      WM. JO(missing) BROWNE Seal
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 35-36
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these presents that I THOMAS HARPER of the County of Rappahanock Planter for certain consideracons have bargained & sold unto THOMAS LIDDELL of the aforesaid County the half of one Pattent of land conteining Two hundred & seven acres lying in the aforesaid County upon the So. side of COXES CREEK the South side whereof being bounded upon the land of FRANCIS BROWNE as is menconed in the Pattent thereof bearing date the 19th of May 1654 the one half of the land herein menconed I THOMAS HARPER do by virtue of my Pattent confirme unto the aforesaid THOMAS LIDDELL his heirs Exrs. or assignes for ever. To Have and To Hold in as large and ample manner to all intents & purposes as is priviledged in the Pattent hereunto belonging & shall acknowledge the same in open Court to be inserted upon Record when I am required thereto & for the more security I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this 26th day of October 1658
      Attest JAMES BAUGHAN. THO HARPER
      TOMASM BAUGHAN
      their markes
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 75
      KNOW ALL MEN that we THOMAS BAYLEY & THOS. HARPER of the County of Rappahanock Planters have for a valuable consideration by us in hand received sould & by these presents sell from us our heirs & admrs. to JOHN MILLS his heirs & assignes all our right & interest in a parcell of land being Two hundred & fifty acres & the Lower part of a Pattent of Four hundred & fifty acres belonging to the said ANDREW GILSON bearing date the 22th of November 1653. To have and to hold the said land of Two hundred & fifty acres to the said JOHN MILLS his heirs & assigns for ever without the hindrance or molestation of us the said BAYLEY & HARPER our heirs & assignes with all the rights & priviledges whatsoever to us in any ways belonging & appertaining by Virtue of our said Pattent In Witness whereof we the said BAYLER & HARPER have hereunto set our hands this 29th day of July annoDom 1659
      Test JOHN NOBLE, THOMAS BAYLEY
      ANDREW GILSON THO: HARPER
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 118
      ARTICLES of AGREEMENT made this 21st of June 1660 between THOMAS COOPER of the one partie & THOMAS HARPER of the other party Witnesseth that the parties above written do enter into Co partnershipp from the day of the date hereof unto the Expiracon of Seaven years to be compleat & ended in all land catle hoggs of each party housing moveables & unmoveables whatsoever or debts whatsoever belongs unto either party & if it please God that either of us should depart this life or marry before the Expiracon of seaven years above menconed that then it shall & may be lawfull for either of us to make an equall devision of what Estate soever shall belong unto either of us & if it should please God to take THOMAS COOPER or THOMAS HARPER before the end of seaven years to dye with will that then the Estate to be equally devided by two honest men & what shall properly belong to THOMAS COOPER is to redown unto MARY COOPER his Wife her heirs or assignes as Witness our hand the day &year above written & seals
      in presence of us SAMUELL PARRY, THOMAS COOPER
      ELIZA PARRY THOMAS HARPER
      === Robert Davies and Robert Payne are the same person
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 273-275
      TO ALL TO WHOM etc NOW KNOW YEE etc that I the sd Sr, WM. BERKELEY Knt, Governor etc, doe wth the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give and grant unto Mr. ROBT. DAVIES foure hundred fourty and eight acres of land lying on the So: Side of Puscatacon Creeke in the County of Rappa. begining at a marked pocickry standing by or nigh adjoyning to the Eastermost tree of FRANCIS BROWNE & Extending its Demensions for Breadth So:So: E: 56 chaines by a Line of marked trees dividing this land and a parcell of land belonging to and in the possession of one THOMAS HARPER to a marked corner red oake thence by and alonge the land of SAMLL. PERRY So:So: West 320 chaynes doubling its Leanth into the Maine woods towards the great swamp thence back againe over several! branches of the sd Swampe West North West parrallell to the first lyne & fynlly No:No: East unto the tree where this land begann the sd land being formerly granted unto JNO. BURNETT & JAMES FULLERTON & by them deserted & uppon peticon of the sd Davies to the Right Honble Governor and Councell it was granted provided the land was found Deserted To Have & to Hold etc. to be Held etc Yeelding & paying etc. Provided etc Dated the 22d Septembr. 1664 etc
      William Berkeley
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that ROBT. PAYNE of the County of Rappa. out of the love & affection which I beare unto MARY CLAPHAM the Daughter of WM. CLAPHAM JUNR. deced & PETER CARTER sone of JOHN CARTER late of this County deced doe hereby give assigne & make over all the land menconed in this patt to the sd Mary Clapham & Peter Carter aforesd Equally to be devided betweene them according to its quantity and the said Mary Clapham to have her first choyce thereof To Have and to Hold to them & their heires for Ever and yt: if either Dye before marriage or of aige the Survivor to Enjoy the whole to him or her his or her heires or assignes for Ever in as large & ample manner to all intents and purposes as is granted to me WITTNESS my hand & seale this 4th day of 7br 1667, Ro: Payne
      Recognit in Cur Com Rapa. 9 Die 7bris Ano 1667.
      ===
      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 112-114
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these pntes shall come I THOMAS HARPER of the County of Rappa. Planter send Greeting Enow yee that I the sd THOMAS HARPER for divers good causes &valluable consideracons mee thereunto moveing & especilly for & in consideracon of one house & two thousand foure hundred pounds of Tub() already received the Receipt whereof I doe hereby accknowledge & of every pte and pcell thereof doe by these pntes accknowledge myselfe fully sattisfyed contented and paid have bargained & sold unto ED. FREEMAN of the abovesd County Planter a pcell of land cont 300 acres or thereabouts he it more or lesse scituate lying and being in Rappa County & on the South side of the River & bounding as followeth
      Begining at the line of ROBT CLEMENTS &soe running along the sd Lyne So, West to the Maine Swamp of PUSCATACON CREEKE & from thence up a branch called the MIDDLE BRANCH running Southerly to the line of FRANCIS BROWNE wch said land is pte and pcell of a tract of land formrly granted by Patt: unto the said THOS. HARPER and ROBT CLEMENTS To Have and To Hold the said Bargained land and premises unto the sd ED. FREEMAN his heirs wth all rights proffitts and apptnces thereunto belonging In Wittness whereof I the sd THUS, HARPER have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 19th day of November Ano Dom 1669
      in the pnce of us HENR: AWBREY
      THOMAS EDMONDSON THO HARPER
      These pntes shall oblige me MARY HARPER Wife to the above named THO. HARPER to accknowledge all my right in the above demized premises unto the above named ED FREEMAN As Wittness my hand and seal the day & year above written
      the marke of MARY HARPER
      Recognitr. 2 Martii 1669
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pnts that I MARY HARPER doe constitute & appoynt & ordevne & by these pines have conctititted appnynted ordeyned & & in my stead and place putt my good Friend THO; GOULDMAN to bee my true and lawfull Atturney or me and in my name and on my behalfe to accknowledge a Deed of Sale unto ED FREEMAN wth my husband THO: HARPER & myselfe have sold unto ED FREEMAN and I doe accknowledge him my sd Atturney Rattifyeing confirmeing and allowingandholding firm stable & effectual in the Law & whatsoever my sd Atturney shall doe in the in as ample maner as to all intents and purposes as if I myselfe were psonally pPrremslesents In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 3d day of March 1669 Sealed & dtd in pnce of us his mac signum
      THO BURNETT, WILLIAM ( CLAYTON MARY HARPER
      Recordatr, xth May 1669
      === land bordering
      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 135-136
      THIS INDENTURE made the second day of March in the yeare of or: Lord 1669 Betweene THOMAS GOLDMAN of the County of Rappa. Planter of the one part & WILLIAM CLEATON of the County of NEW KENT Planter of the other part Witnesseth that the sd THO: GOLDMAN for divers causes and vallueable consideracon especially for and in consideracon of the full sume of two thousand two hundred & fifty pounds of Tub: unto the sd THO: GOLDMAN well and truely paid whereof he the sd THO: GOLDMAN doth hereby acknoweldge the receipt thereof and him selfe to be fully satisfied & paid & thereof doth clearly discharge the sd WILLM CLEATON & his heires by vertue of these prsents hath given bargained & sold unto WILLM. CLEATON & his heires for ever two hundred twenty & four acres of land lyeing & on the South of PISCATON CREEK, towards the head thereof & in the County of Rappa. aforesd Begining att a marked Pickhickery tree standing & nigh adjoyning to the corner tree of FRANCIS BROWNE thence extending for Breadth East South 56 chaines by a line of mrked trees dividing this land and the lands of THO: HARPER unto a mrked corner red Oake thence by the line of marked trees belonging to the land of SAMUELL PERRY S. S. W. a mile into the woods thence N N W 56 chaines & finally N, N. E. unto the tree first above menconed where this land first begins To Have & To Hold the sd two hundred twenty & four acres of land with all waters proffitts comoditys & appertenances thereunto belonging unto him the sd WILLAM CLEATON his heirs & assignes for Ever & I THOMAS GOLDMAN for my selfe my heires doe hereby covenant to & wth the sd WILLM. CLEATON that the aforesd bargained lands & prmises is free & cleare of & from all manner of former engagements whatsoever & that I the sd THO: GOLDMAN my heires shall and will secure save harmeless indemnified the sd WILLIAM CLEATON his heires from all former Bargains Sales Gifts wills Dowreys & all other acts whatsoever had made or committed by the sd THO, GOLDMAN or any other Arson whatsoever claiming any right title or interest unto the above mentioned prmises the said WM. CLEATON his heirs paying annually the Rents & services thereby due & payable according to the Pattent & lastly the sd THOMAS GOLDMAN doth hereby prmise to Ratifie & confirme the above bargained prmises with sufficient warranty & assurance by acknowledgment in the County Court of Rappa. & alsoe that ALLICE GOLDMAN my welbeloved Wife shall alsoe acknowledge and surrender her interest in the above bargained land and prmises to the use and behoofe of the sd WILLM. CLEATON his heires & assignes for ever. Witness my hand &seale the day & yeare first above mentioned.
      in the prsents of us JNO BOWRY his marke THOMAS GOULDMAN
      ELIZ HACKLEY signum
      Recognitr. in Cur Rappa 2d die Martii 1669/1670
      JOHN BYNAM, GEORGE PLEY
      ===
      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 137-138
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE TO WHOME these presents shall come I ROBERT CLEMENTS of the County of Rappahanock Planter send Greeting. Knowe ye that I the said ROB. CLEMENTS for divers good causes & valuable consideracons me thereunto moveing doe give bargaine sell & confirme unto THOMAS HARPER of the abovesd County Planter & his heirs for Ever one prcell of land scituate lying & being on the South side of PUSCATACON POCOSON & of the Westermost side of a Branche called & known by the name of the MIDDLE BRANCH wch sd land is parte & parcell of a tract of land held by a Pattent by the said CLEMENT & HARPER To Have and To Hold the sd prcell of land unto the sd THO HARPER & his heires for ever with all proffits comodities & apprtenances thereunto belonging without the lett or molestacon of mee the sd ROBT. CLEMENTS my heirs In Witness whereof I the sd ROBERT CLEMENTS have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 5th day of November 1669 in prsents of us THOMAS EDMONDSON ROBT CLEMENTS
      ANN EDMONDSON her marke his marke
      Recogaiti in Cul Rappa. 2d die Marti 1669/70
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 288-289
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS HARPER for divers good causes and considerations me thereunto moving and Especially for and in consideration of Sixteene hundred pounds of good Merchantable Arorincoe Tobacco five hundred of which to he paid the yeare next ensuing the date hereof and Eleven hundred to he paid the year following after by GEORGE JACKSON his heirs have given bargained sold and confirmed unto the aforenamed JAMES JACKSON of Rappa County Planter a parcell of land containing one hundred acres compleat scituate lying and being in Rappa County and on the South side of the River and bounding upon EDWARD FREEMAN: land beginning at the Lower End of PISCATICON CREEK which said land is part and parrell of a tract of land formerly granted by Patent unto the said THOMAS HARPER and ROBERT CLEMENTS To Have and To Hold the said bargained land and premises unto the said GEORGE JACKSON and his heirs forever wth all Rights and appurtenances thereunto belonging with warranty against me the said THOMAS HARPER my heirs or any other persons whatsoever In Witness whereof I the said THOMAS HARPER have set my hand and seale
      in the presence of us JOHN BLAKE. THOMAS HARPER
      JOHN RAYNEY his mark
      Pecognitr in Cur Rappa 7th die March Anno Dam 1671
      THESE PRESENTS shall obleige me MARY HARPER Wife of THOMAS HARPER abovenamed to acknowledge all my right in the above demised premises unto the above named GEORGE JACKSON as Witness my band and seal this day and yeare above written
      JOHN BLAKE. MARY HARPER
      JOHN RANE her mark
      Recordatr XX4th die Aprilis 1672
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 140-141
      TO ALL TO WHOM &c, I Sr: WM: BERKELEY Knight Governor & Capt. General of Virginia send Greeting in or: Lord God everlasting. Whereas &c. Now know ye that I ye sd Sr. WM. BERKLEY Knt. Governor &c. doe wth ye consent of ye Councell of State accordingly grant unto THOMAS HARPER & ROBERT CLEMENS seaven hundred acres of land being in Rappae County & upon PISCATAWAY SWAMP lying between ye lands of JAMES BOUGHAN & FRANCIS BROWNE & bounding as followeth ViZt. beginning at a corner Gume in a Branch of ye MAINE SWAMP & runing thence West by marked trees over certaine branches, thence No: by West from a leaning white Oak to ye MAINE SWAMP to a corner ye River & LITLE ISLAND thence down ye Swamp to JAMES BOUGHANs white Oak to ye Eastward of a Branch, thence from that white Oak So: So: West to ye Branch & up ye Branch to corner Poplar, thence So: by East dividing this land from ye land of JAMES BOUGHAN to ye place it begann, ye sd land being due unto them ye said THOMAS HARPER & ROBERT CLEMENS by & for ye transportation of Fourteene psons into this Collony whose names are in ye Records mentioned undr. this Pattent; To have & to hold ye sd Land &c., yeilding & paying &c., Provided &c., Given at JAMES CITTY under my hand & ye Seale of this Colony this 27th day of February 1665 & in ye Eighteenth yeare of ye Reigne of or; Soveraigne Lord king Charles ye 2d &c.
      THOMAS HARPER & ROBT. CLEMENS WM. BERKLEY
      their Pattent for 700 acres of land in Rappae. County Recordatr.
      Testi THO: LUDWELL Secretar:
      et Recordatr. in Cur Com Rappae xx6 die Decembr: 1677
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 141-142
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these prsents shall come, ROBERT CLEMMONS of County of Rappae: Planter, send Greeting. Know yee that I ye sd CLEMMONS for diverse good causes & valuable consideracons mee thereunto mooving doe give sell & confirme unto THOMAS HARPER of ye abovesd. County, Planter, his heires forever one parcel of land being on ye South side of PISCATICON POCOSON & of ye Westermost side of a Branch called & known by ye name of ye MIDLE BRANCH wch sd land is pte & parcell of a tract of land held by Pattent by ye sd CLEMONS & HARPER, To have and to hold ye sd parcell of land unto sd THOMAS HARPER & his heires for ever wth all profits & appurtenances thereunto belonging without ye lett or molestation of me ye sd ROBERT CLEMMONS my heires or Executors or any other persons whatsoever clayming any Estate in sd prmises undr: me by vertue hereof. In Witness whereof I ye sd ROBERT CLEMONS have sett my hand & Seale this 5th day of Novembr: 1669
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye
      prsence of us THO: EDMUNDSON, ROBERT CLEMONS
      ANNE EDMONDSON
      Recordatr xx6 die December 1677. Test EDMD, CRASKE Cl Cur
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rapae 2 die Martii 1669 Recordatr x die Test ROBT, PAYNE CI Cur The Deposition of THOMAS HARPER aged 50 yeares or thereabout doth declare that about nine or ten yeares since yor: Depont. together wth ROBERT CLEMENTS seated a tract of land towards ye head of PISCATAWAY CREEK wch they had a joynt Pattent for, & going to Seat it by Joynt consent since ye sd HARPER & CLEMENTS sent for two of ye neighbours, FRANCIS BROWNE & THOMAS COOPER & in prsence of them marked some trees intending to make a Division of ye same & when wee had soe done, wee did agree to take from under each others hand something in order to ye marking ye Division but wee did not doe it but resolved that there should be no division until wee came both together in Court, & further saith not HARPER
      THO: HARPER
      Juratis est HARPER in Cur Com Rappae xxi die 9bris 1677 et Recordatr xx6 die xbris Ano: 1677
      The Opinion of ye Jury wch ye Worpfull Court of Rappae: hath ordered is to enquire into a Convayance granted by ROBERT CLEMENTS to THO: HARPER for a parcell of land wch according to an ordr: of Court wee have made enquiry & doe find by ye Convayance that ye Plantacon whereon that ROBERT CLEMMONS did live is not in ye bounds of ye Convayance & hereunto we sett or: hands
      SAMUELL PARRY THOMAS PAINES JAMES BOUGHAN
      RICHARD HOLT ROBERT ARMSTRONG THOMAS WOOL
      JOHN BURRES RICHARD MACKQUEBONE JOHN GRIGORY
      JOHN SOAPER WM: JOHNSON THOMAS WHEELER
      Recordatr xxi die xbris 1677
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 142
      I WILLIAM MILES can testifie if occasion be that WILLIAM ACRES did kill a Steer of THOMAS HARPERs & did promise to pay him a Cow for ye same, & further said not. WM MILES
      Juratus est MILES in Cur Com Rappae xx die 9bris 1677
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 196-197
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these prsents shall come, Know yee that whereas in the yeare 1672: a Lettr: Pattent was granted by Sr: WM: BERKLEY Knt. late Governor of this Collony and the Nonble: Councell of State unto JAMES BOUGHAN SENR. and THOMAS HARPER of the County of Rappae: for One thousand acres of land lying in the said County upon the Maine Pocoson of PISCATAWAY CREEK and bounded as followeth beginning at a white Oak by the Maine Swamp side against a small Island, runing thence So. W. to the TOWNE MARSH SE through MUSKET FEILD to a Spanish Oak, thence W. by So, to the Maine Swamp to another small Island, and finally down the Swamp where it first began referrence being had to the Patt: doth appeare, Now Whereas the above said JAMES BOUGHAN SENR. dying before any legall particion by ye said land made, THOMAS HARPER being obleidged by his obligacon unto the said JAMES ROUGHAN and the heires to make an equal! partition of the said land unto the apparent heire of the said BOUGHAN in case of his mortality before any division made hath wth the full consent of JAMES BOUGHAN JUNIOR, made an equal! partition of the said 1000 acres of land by a line of marked trees running through the middle of the said land (Vizt) beginning at a marked white Oak wth three notches standing upon the Main Swamp of PISCATAWAY CREEK and running Sotherly to a black Oak marked wth three notches standing on a Westerly line at the head of the said Land near the head of a Branch and by the mutuall consent and final! agreemt; of the said THOMAS HARPER and JAMES BOUGHAN JUNIOR apparent heire of JAMES DOUGHAN SENR, lately deced, hath unanimoosly consented and firmly agreed for themselves and their heires forever that the said THOMAS HARPER his heires or assignes shall possess the upper moyetie of the said land beginning at the marked white Oak above said being the first marked tree in the line of partition, running up the Maine Swamp to the head of the One thousand acres of land & soe by the Pattents line to the marked black Oak abovesd. being the last marked tree in the line of partition wthout the hinderance of the said JAMES BOUGHAN JUNR. his heires or assignes; And it is fully agreed upon between said parties that the said JAMES BOUGHAN JUNIOR shall peaceably possess the other moyetie running down the Maine Swamp to the old INDIAN TOWNE to him & to his heires or assignes forever wthout trouble of said THOMAS HARPER his heires or assignes. In Testimonie both parties have sett their hands & affixed their seales this 10th day of June 1678
      Signed sealed and delivd. in the
      prsence of us: FRANCIS BROWNE THOMAS HARPER
      THO: EDMUNDSON JAMES BOUGHAN
      Recognitr. in Cur Com Rappae 6 die Nois 1678 et Recordatr xx8 die Janry 1678/9
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      1683-1685 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press] Page 98
      - Rappahannock County Court 4th of June 1685
      - Whereas it was represented to this Court that HUGH MEADs Orphans were bound to THOMAS HARPER deced (137) for terme of years and for as much as it is made manifest that RICHARD GRIGORY doth deteyne the sd HUGH MEADS from WM. LEAKE, who married the Relict of the sd THOMAS HARPER, Therefore ordered that sd GRIGORY do forthwith deliver up the sd HUGH MEADS to the sd WM. LEAKE who is ordered to take him under his Care & charge
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      1683-1685 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press] Page 98
      - Rappahannock County Court 4th of June 1685
      - It being represented to this Court that the Godfather & God (Mother) of JOHN MEADS, Orphan, did about fourteen years ago give unto the said MEADE one Calf of the Encrease whereof is now in the possession of WALTER FISKS three cows with calves by their sides marked wth: the proper marke of the sd WALTER FISKS do forthwith deliver the sd three cows wth: calves to WM. LEAKE for the use of the sd JOHN MEADS, and that he give in security to be answerable for the same when required
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 371
      To all &c., Whereas &c., Now Knowe ye that I ye sd Sr. HENRY CHICHELY, Knt. Deputy Governr: &c. doe with ye consent of ye Council of State accordingly give and grant unto THOMAS HARPER Five hundred and fifty acres of land lying in RAPPAK. County and on ye branches of PISCATAWAY CREEK bounded as followeth: Beginning at Coll. GOODRICHes Spanish Oake by an INDIAN PATH and running thence West South West to a white Oake, thence down a branch ye several! courses dividing this land from a dividend of One thousand acres formerly taken up by ye sd HARPER & JAMES VAUGHAN deced., Two hundred & fifty pole to ye forke of ye sd Branch; thence ye several' courses up ye branch to a corner Oake by ye mouth of a small branch; thence hundred & twenty po:, thence East three hundred and forty po: to markt. trees to a corner Oake, thence North by East three quarters Easterly Two hundred and fifty po: and thence by ye land of Coll. GOODRICH where it began; the sd Land being due and for ye Transportation of Eleven persons into this Collony whose names are menconed in ye Records under this Pattent; To have and to hold &c., To be held &c., yeilding & paying &c. Provided &c., Given under my hand and ye seale of ye Colony this 22d. day of September 1682
      Recordatr: Test PHILL: LUDWELL, p Mr. Secr. HEN: CHICHLEY
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN HARPER, Son & Heir of THOMAS HARPER deced, do for ye good will love & affection that I bear to my Brother, SOLLOMON HARPER dogive & grant & enfeoffe all my right & tytle claime estate & possession that I have unto this within menconed Pattent unto him and his heires forever with warranty from me and my heires and from ye right claime estate of any persons whatsoever by from or under us, unto ye sd SOLLOMON HARPER & his heires & assignes for ever As Witness my hand & seale this (blank) day of September 1693
      Signed & sealed & delivered in ye presence of us
      JAMES BOUGHAN JOHN HARPER
      GEO: PARKE
      At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of 7br: 1695
      The above named JOHN HARPER appear'd & acknowledged ye above specified contents to be his act & deed to ye above named SOLLOMAN HARPER wch: was ordered to be recorded
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      1704-1707 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 12, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 319-321
      9-10 Oct. 1706. William Tomlin, James Boughan and Edward Gouldman of Essex County to John Harper and Thomas Harper of same. Lease and release; for 3000 pounds of tobacco. 550 acres, granted them by patent May 1705 in South Farnham Parish and formerly granted unto Thomas Harper 22 Sept. 1682
      and by him deserted... Wm. Tomlin -
      James. Boughan
      Edw Gouldman
      10 Dec. 1706 by Wm. Tomlin, James Boughan and Edward, Gouldman.
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 59 - 60
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I JOHN HARPER of the Parish of Farnham in County of Rappa. send Greeting in our Lord everlasting. Now know yee that I sd JOHN HARPER for divers good considerations me thereunto moving before the ensealing of these presents wherewith I acknowledge myselfe well and truly satisfied do by these presents give and confirm unto ROBERT CADE of County and Parish aforesd. all my right title and possession which I have to a part of a tract of land being in County and Parish and being part of a greater Devident formerly granted unto THOS. HARPER being by estimation Two hundred acres and One hundred acres part thereof conveyed by sd HARPER unto sd CADE by Sale dated the 7th day of March 1672 and the other hundred acres sold by JOHN HARPER, Son and heir of the sd THOMAS HARPER, unto sd ROBERT CADE and bounded begining at a marked Hickory on a point by the Mane Swamp of PISCATAWAY CREEKE at the mouth of the middle branch in Forke Between them and thence runing up the sd Branch to the land of FRANCIS BROWNE to a Stake between a white Oake and line thence by his South to a small white Oake, thence South to an old white Oake stump and Spanish Oake marked by a small branch corner of JOSEPH GOODRICH land, thence by his line W. to a red Oake on the brow of a hill where the head of the sd small branch in the line thence by a line of marked trees West to the sd Maine Swamp, thence down the sd Swamp to the place it first began To have and to hold the aforesd Two hundred acres of land to him sd ROBERT CADE and his heirs in as large manner to all intents and purposes as it is granted to me sd JOHN HARPER by Patent engaging myselfe my heirs that the sd ROBERT CADE shall peaceably possess every part and parcell of the sd land according to bounds without molestation from any peson that shall lay any clame thereof the sd ROBERT CADE paying yearly and every yeare the Kings Rents and farther I sd JOHN HARPER do oblige myselfe my heirs to acknowledge this sale of land in Rappa Court unto the sd ROBERT CADE his heirs when thereunto required In Testimony whereof I have hereunto afixed my hand and seale this first day of (blank) One thousand Six hundred and Eighty nine
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presents of
      JOHN GATEWOOD, JOHN HARPER
      JOHN EVANS
      These presents shall oblige me LIDIA HARPER, Wife to JOHN HARPER the above named to acknowledge all my right and title in the above menconed premises unto the above named ROBERT CADE Witness my hand and seale the day and yeare above written
      LIDIA HARPER
      Recognitr in Cur Coml., Rappa 2 die 8bris 1689
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 19
      Deed. 9 July 1703. Mary Lake relict of Wm Lake deed of Essex ( this name also appears as Leak and Leake) in the deed ) sells John Harper, planter of Essex ( for consideration paid but more especially for said John Harper making over deed for 300 acres to Tho. Harper of Essex ) 471 acres on the head of Piscataway Creek, a part thereof 114 acres formerly granted to said Wm. Lake 21 October 1687 and adjoining Jas Boughan's land, Clay Patch Branch, the plantation of the Widdow Boughan, Mr. Samuel Parry's land, the land of John Jones, etc. Another parcel of the land, 150 acres was formerly sold by James Boughan of Essex Co. decd to Thomas Troath decd and escheated by the said Wm Leak. And another parcel being 103 1/2 acres was formerly purchased by Thomas Harper of Essex Co. decd from Francis Browne of said County decd, and by Harper sold to Tho: Lydall of said County decd, and by said Wm Leak escheated as by inquest-taken by and before Mr. Isaac Alderson, Escheater, the 18 August 1685.
      Another part being 103 1/2 acres being the other-moiety of the 207 acres purchased by the said Tho Harper of the said Francis Browne and was purchased by said Wm Lake from John Jones.
      All of which makes up 471 acres, which by will of Wm Leake was given to Mary Leake the extrx and relict.
      Wit: Signed Mary Lake
      Tho: Edmondson
      Salvator Muscoe
      James Boughan Junr. Rec. 10 July 1703

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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      Note:
      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=326&last=&g_p=P7&collec tion=LO Patent
      Title Johnson, Richard, Col.
      Publication 20 September 1683.
      Gen. note Formerly granted to James Baughan Feb 27, 1665/6
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Johnston, Jonson.
      Note Location: Rappahannock County (extinct).
      Description: 150 acres upon the main swamp of Piscataway Creek. Adjoining the land of Thomas Harper and Robert Clements. .
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 7, 1679-1689 (v.1 & 2 p.1-719), p. 326 (Reel 7).
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      Contributed by: James Hughes

      URL: http://homepage.mac.com/thomas_moore/genealogy/ps02/ps02_146.html
      URL title: James Boughan
      Note:
      On 27 February 1665/6, James Boughan was awarded 150 acres of land in Rappahannock County (now Essex), "upon the maine sw. of Piscataway Cr." The land "Beg. by the maine sw. &c. to branches deviding this from land of Thomas Harper & Robt. Clemonds &c." He was awarded this as headright for transporting Eliz. Pettus, Eliz. Edom, and Jno. Roakes. [Virginia Land Patent Book 6, page 48.]

      On 8 October 1672, James Boughan and Thomas Harper received 1,000 acres of land in Rappahannock County upon "Pascataway Pocoson". "Beg. at a small island; to the Towne Marsh; through the Musketo feild to the maine sw. & another island, &c." For transportation of 20 people.

      On 26 December 1677, James Boughan, who signed with his E mark, was a member of a jury in an inquiry of a deed from Robert Clemmons to Thomas Harper. [(Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia, Deed Book 6, pages 16-17.]

      A deed of 9 July 1703 from John Harper to Thomas Harper of 300 acres includes part of the 1000 acres to "James Boughan & Thomas Harper of Essex," both deceased. This is from the patent dated 8 October 1672.
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      1662-1666 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 5; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 442
      THOMAS HARPER & THOMAS COOPER, 207 acs. Lancaster Co., 7 June 1664, p. 146, (16). S. side of Coxes Cr., bounded on S. by land of Francis Browne, extending to trees of Oliver Segar. Granted to Francis Browne 10 May 1654, & by him assigned to sd. Harper & Cooper, 5 May 1659.
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      1666-1679 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 6; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 14
      THO. HARPER & ROBT. CLEMONDS. 700 acs. Rappa. Co. upon Piscataway Sw., bet. James Boughan & Francis Browne &c; Feb. 1665/6. p. 19. Trans. of 14 pers: Jno. Atkins, Too. Sheffeild, Mich. Wilson, Ralph Sharpe. Will. Bateman. Mich Wills, Alexr. Mount, Marke Alester, George Rayman. Samll. Burton, Ephrim Parker, Edward Milton. Mary Fisher, Jno. Ransforth.
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      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 245
      THOMAS HARPER, 550 acs., Rappa, Co., on branches of Piscataway Cr., 22 Sept. 1682, p. 191. Beg. at Col. Goodrich, by an Indian Path; a br. deviding this from 1000 acs. granted sd. Harper & James Vaughan,. dec'd., &c. Trans. of 11 pers: James Griffin. Hen. Deane, Mary Ridwell, John Willman, Eliza. Meuse, Tho. Barker, Hen. Rig, James Rigley, Wm. Fleetwood, Alce (or Alex) Blackstone, Eliz. Smith.
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      1679-1689 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 7; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 246
      MR. THOMAS HARPER, 100 acs., Rappa Co; on the main Poquoson of Piscataway Cr., 22 Sept. 1682, p. 194. Beg. at Robert Clements; by James Vaughan; to Mr. Francis Browne; & adj. land of Clements, dec d; &c. "trans. of 3 pers: Nicholas Hagly, Henery Smith; & Bess a Negro.

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