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

John Davis

Male 1663 - 1733  (69 years)


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  • Name John Davis 
    Birth 8 Aug 1663  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 1733  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I28200  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Thomas Davis,   b. Abt 1634, Marston Parish, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 4 Dec 1672, Northampton County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Turner,   b. Bef 1645 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 1660  Marston Parish, York County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18582  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Susannah Matheny,   b. Abt 1664, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1708, Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 44 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1691  Overwharton Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18581  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      Stafford Co VA Order Book 1690-1691; THE ANTIENT PRESS
      Page 152 Court held 10th June 1691
      109. Ordered by this Court that SARAH and WILLIAM MATHENY shall by the sheriff be summoned to the next Court to bring in all deeds papers and conveyances relating to the hope Land being a tract of land of five hundred acres purchased formerly by DANIEL MATHEY and SOMOMON DAY. JOHN DAVIS and SUSANNAH his wife late the relict of Solomon Day of this County deced humbly sheweth that Solomon Day during the coveture with your petr Susanna was seised in fee of a messuage Tenement and tract of land in this County called hope Scituate upon Acquia Creek being the half of five hundred acres that Solomon Day and Daniel Matheney purchased of HENRY PEYTON and JOHN FOSSAKER which grant was made to them in common and not by Joint Tenancy as your Petra are informed by which means your Petr Susannah hath right of Dower of in and out of the same but so it is may it please your worships that the heir and widow of Daniel Matheny have gotten into their hands all the deeds and evidences of the land and keeps them from your Petr and pretending by them a Joint Tenancy and that Solomon Day died first have therefore entred into all the premises and will not permit your Petr to have Dower therein Therefore they have brought their petition that the deeds may be produced in Court by Sarah Matheny and William Matheny whereby your Worships may judge if the tenure be such as that your petitioner Susannah be barred in dower and if not that she may have her dower set out according to Law And the Court having fully and maturely considered of the premises doe accordingly order Therefore tis ordered that the sheriff shall summon Sarah Matheny and William Matheny her son to the next Court to bring in all deeds conveyances or other papers concerning the hope Land formerly soe purchased by Solomon Day and Daniel Matheny to the Intent the Premises above prayed for may be fully knowne and discovered and that each party may have a Quiet possession and Enjoyment of their Right.
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      1691-1692 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      Page 175 (contd) Court held 9th October 1691
      199. JOHN DAVIS who married the widow of SOLOMON DAY against WILLIAM and SARAH MATHENY upon reference from the 10th of June 1691. And now the said William and Sarah appearing in this Court according to the aforesaid summons and producing all the deeds and papers belonging to the aforesaid land and the Court having had a full view and consideration of the Papers doe find that WM. DAVIS (sic) hath right to the Thirds of the said hope land by vertue of his intermarriage with SUSANNA the widow and relict of Solomon bay There-fore tie ordered that the said John Davis shall have and Enjoy a full thirds of the said two hundred acres of land in right of his wife during her natural life and that the sheriff shall put him in Immediate possession of the same.

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