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

William 'tailor' Duff

Male Bef 1685 - 1745  (> 60 years)


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  • Name William 'tailor' Duff  [1
    Birth Bef 1685  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 2 Aug 1745  Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32283  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Virginia Duff 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F21021  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Female MNU Duff,   b. Bef 1698, Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1745, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 47 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1714  Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Barbour Duff,   b. Abt 1725, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1755, Fredericksburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 30 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F17976  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Family 2 Elizabeth Perrie,   b. Abt 1665, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1750, Hanover Parish, King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1712  Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F21020  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1721-1752 King George County, Virginia Will Book A-1; [George Harrison Sanford King]; Page 179-182
      WILL OF WILLIAM DUFF
      IIn the Name of God Amen. I William Duff of the Parish of Hanover in the County of King George being of sound mind and memory do make and ordain this my Last Will & Testament in manner following.
      Item: I leave to my Loving Wife Elizabeth Duff during her natural life all my lands in the Countys of King George and Westmoreland with all my houshold goods and stock of what kind soever which shall be there at the time of my decease and likewise all the Negroes and Servants which shall be there at the time of my decease, and after her decease, I lend it to my kinsmen William Duff of the Colony of Virginia and John Duff of the Kingdom of Ireland and to the friends of the Monthly Meeting at West River in Maryland called Quakers in trust that it shall be for the use of such travelling publick friends as shall come to visit us and have a meeting among the people here being recommended by this meeting to which they belong as such who are in unity with them and likewise for to produce a guide to conduct them either to Chesterfield or else to the Cliffs in Maryland over Patuxen River and to pay their ferriage and to keep the Meeting House in repair (and also to do their endeavour towards keeping good the stock of Negroes upon the said plantations) and what profits shall arise from it more than will repay the charges aforementioned, to be equally divided between my kinsmen William Duff and John Duff and that they keep the houses on the said Planations in good repair and that my kinsman William Duff live upon the said land in the house where I now do and if at any time they shall slight or neglect the publick friends that come to visit us then my will is that the whole trust shall be in the Monthly Meeting aforesaid and they shall appoint whom they think fit to come and take possession thereof but if my kinsmen William Duff and John Duff act conformable to this my will in every respect that then the said land and Negroes to descend and go to the heirs male of William Duff and John Duff but if the said William Duff and John Duff die without male heir lawfully begotten of their body that then the said lands Negroes &c. to descend to Robert Green and at the decease of the said Robert Green I lend the said land Negroes &c. aforementioned to William Green son of the aforesaid Robert Green and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten but if the said William Green die without a male heir then the said lands, tenements, Negroes &c. to descend to his brother Duff Green and his male heirs lawfully begotten but if in case the said Duff Green die without a male heir then the said lands tenements & Negroes to descend to his brother Robert Green the younger and the heirs male of his body lawfully begotten but if the said Robert Green die without heirs as aforesaid then the said land, tenements, Negroes &c. to descend to his brother Nicholas Green and his heirs male lawfully begotten, but in case the said Nicholas Green die without heirs as aforesaid then the said lands, tenements, Negroes &c: to descend to his brother Moses Green and his heirs male lawfully begotten but in case the said Moses Green die without heirs as aforesaid then the said land, tenements, Negroes &c. to descend to the next female heir lawfully begotten provided always that the possessed aforementioned be kind to the people called Quakers (if not) the said lands, Negroes, Tenements &c. shall be in the care and trust of the Monthly Meeting aforementioned.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my kinswoman Lilly Whitherall and heirs lawfully begotten of her body two hundred acres of land it being part of a tract granted to me by patent lying in Orange County and under the Ragged Mountain.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my kinswoman Jane Brown and her heirs lawfully begotten of her body one hundred acres of land joyning to the land given to Lilly Whitherall and out of the same tract at the Ragged Mountain.
      Item: I give and bequeath to the three younger sons of William Rush and the heirs of their bodys lawfully begotten all the re maining part of the tract of land it being the last tract that I took up at the Ragged Mountain to be equally divided between them according to the approbation of Robert Green of Orange County.
      Item: It is my will and desire that the legacys of land above given shall not take in any of the tract or parcel of land to which the plantation John Hughs lives on or the great levell under the Ragged Mountain. And it is my will that all the aforesaid legacys of land be laid according to the approbation and appointment of my kinsman Robert Green, Senr of Orange County and if the said Robert should die before the said land is laid of then my will is that the persons that possess the same appoint some person to divide the same amongst them as they think proper.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my kinsmen William Green, Robert Green and Nicholas Green and the male heirs lawfully begotten of their bodys all the remaining part of the tract or tracts of land belonging to me in Orange County and under the Ragged Mountain on the south branch of the north river of Rappahannock and on both sides of the same to be equally divided between them according to the direction of my kinsman Robert Green, Senr and in case of Rob. Green's death my desire is that the Court of Orange County may be pleased to appoint fit persons to make a division between them.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my kinsmen John Green, James Green and Moses Green all the lands belonging to me on Sherrando River and the branches thereof together with the sum or sums of money that shall be due to me for sales of said land at the time of my death all to be equally divided between them but in case any profits should arise on the said land by means of any mines then my will is that the said profits should be equally divided between my kinsmen William Duff, John Duff, William Green, Robert Green, Nicholas Green, Duff Green, John Green, James Green and Moses Green and to the male heirs of their bodys forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my kinsman Duff Green after the decease of my wife my plantation on Broad Run together with the stock of Negroes, Cattle, &c. that belong thereto to him and the heirs of his body lawfully begotten forever.
      Item: I give and bequeath to Ann Shotwell and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten Two hundred acres on Tin Pot Run together with the plantation, orchard, &c.
      Item: I give and bequeath to my kinswoman Ann Duff, the daughter of William Duff, the remaining part of tract of land on Tin Pot Run in Prince William County.
      Item; Item; I do will and require that if William Green die without male heir lawfully begotten of his body that then his part of the said tract or tracts of land scituate lying and being in Orange County under the Ragged Mountain on the south branch of the north river of Rappahannock shall revert to Robert Green and his heirs male lawfully begotten of his body and in case of failure in Robert then to revert to Nicholas Green and his heirs mal and so to revert in case of failure in Nicholas Green from heir to heir.
      And as I have afore bequeathed to John Green, James Green and Moses Green all my lands on Sherrando and the branches thereof, I do will that if John Green should die without male heir lawfully begotten of his body forever then his part of the said lands to revert to James Green and his male [heir] lawfully begotten of his body forever and in like case of failure of male heir lawfully begotten in James to revert and go to Moses Green and his male heir Lawfully begotten of his body forever and so to descend from heir to heir as aforesaid.
      Item: My will and desire that the legacies of land already bequeathed shall be possessed and enjoyed from heir to heir and not to be sold or embezeled away to any whatever.
      Item: And I do hereby revoke disannul and make void all former will or wills by me heretofore made and do acknowledge this to be my Last Will and Testament and do constitute and appoint my Loving life Elizabeth Duff Executrix and my kinsmen William Duff and Robt Green Executors to this my last Will and Testament.
      In Witness whereof I have hereunto affixed my hand and seale
      this day of Anno Dom. 1741.
      His *******
      William [ WD ] Duff *Seale*
      Mark
      Sign'd Sealed In Presence of Benjamin Strother William Marders James Maxwell
      At a Court held for King George County on Fryday August the 2d 1745
      The Last Will & Testament of William Duff, Deceased, was presented into Court by Robert Green his Executor who made oath thereto and the same was proved by the oaths of Benjamin Strother and William Marders and admitted to record, the said Robert Green having with Majr John Champe entred into Bond in the sum of One Thousand Pounds for the same.
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      1743-1752 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 61
      King George County. To the Worshipfull Court ELIZABETH DUFF Widdow of WILLIAM DUFF late of this county Deceased humbly Sheweth that the said William dyed Testate but that she is not Satisfied with the provision made for her by the sd Will it being as she conceives greatly to her Prejudice & therefore she hereby declares she will not .. take the Legacies .. but hereby renounces all benefit .. & therefore prays that proper persons may be appointed to set apart her lawfull part of all her sd husband's estate .. Presence Benj. Strother,
      William Marders (C O P Y) Elizabeth Duff
      At a court held 2nd August 1745 .. Deed of Writing recorded.
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      1705-1707 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part I [Antient Press]; Page 9
      Westmoreland County Court 27th of February 1705/06
      - DUCHEMEN's rights proved
      SAMUELL DUCHEMEN came into Court and upon the Holy Evangelist did sweare that hee had good right according to Law to claime Lands for the importacon of severall persons hereunder mencioned into this Colony, to witt, HENRY STAPLETON, WILLIAM MEAN, WILLIAM DUFF, MARGARET COLLINS, PEIRCE CALE and MICHAELL SPILLER and it is ordered that a Certificate according to Law
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      1712-1716 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 5, [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 34-40. 21-22 May 1712.
      Garrett Welch of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, planter, and Caleb Smith of same, planter, to William Duff of Washington Parish, taylor. Lease and release; for 7000 pounds of tobacco. 248 acres, plantation commonly called Hawkins' old plantation, in Washington Parish, being part of a pattent of 1428 acres granted unto Robert Alexander, John Alexander and Christopher Lunn by Sir William Berkeley, Knt., late Governor of Virginia, lying on the south side of Rosier's dam between the land late belonging unto David Rowland, deceased, the land now belonging unto Charles Willis and the land of Edward Taylor on the furthermost part thereof.
      Garrett Welch
      Caleb Smith
      Wit: Morrice Corbin, E. Turbervile.
      25 June 1712. Acknowledged by Garrett Welch and Caleb Smith. Benja. Berryman, Gent., by a power of attorney from Rebecca and Elizabeth, wives of Garrett and Caleb, relinquished their right of dower.
      22 May 1712. Bond of Garrett Welch of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, planter, and Caleb Smith of same, planter, unto William Duff of same, taylor. For 14,000 pounds of tobacco. To guarantee title.
      Garrett Welch
      Caleb Smith
      Wit: Morrice Corbin, E. Turberville.
      25 June 1712. Acknowledged by Garrett Welch and Caleb Smith.
      21 May 1712. Rebecca, wife of Garrett Welch, and Elizabeth, wife of Caleb Smith, both of Washington Parish, Westmoreland County, planters, put Benjamin Berryman our attorney to acknowledge our right of dower in 248 acres in the parish aforesaid sold by our husbands to William Duff.
      Rebecca Welch
      Eliza. Smith
      Wit: E. Turberville, Morrice Corbin.
      25 June 1712. Admitted to record.
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      1714-1715 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7; Part 1 [Antient Press]; Page 20-23
      THIS INDENTURE made the Ninteenth day of January in the first year of the Reigne of our Soveraighn Lord King George by the grace of God of Great Brittaine and Ireland. King, Defender of the faith &c., and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fourteen; Between CHARLES WILLIS of the County of Richmond and Parish of Hanover within the Dominion of Virginia; Planter, and MATTILLDEE WILLIS his now Wife of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of the County of WESTMORELAND and Parish of WASHINGTON within the Dominion of Virginia, Taylor, of other part: Witnesseth that CHARLES WILLIS and MATTILLDEE WILLIS as aforesaid in consideration of the sume of Five shillings of good and lawfull money of England to them in hand paid by WILLIAM DUFF, by these presents doe bargain and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF all that tract plantation of land comonly called and known by the name of HACKERS OULD PLANTATION, together also with one hudnred and Seventy acres of land or thereabouts to the same belonging lying some part in WESTMORELANDCounty and the other part in Richmond County, Begining att a small stooping Hickory standing in the up line of EDWARD TAYLERs, extending thence West and by South eighty two poles to a white Oak, thence North and by West four hundred eighty two poles devideing this Land from the land of JOSHUA DAVIS deceased, to a Branch which leads into ROZERS DAM, and heads near the plantation of CATHERIN DAVIS, which Branch is to bee the absolute bounds and devision between the said WILLIAM DUFF and the land of CHARLES WILLIS now in the occupation and tenure of STEPHEN SABASTINE being part of a Pattent of Fourteen hundred and twenty eight acres of land formerly granted unto ROBERT ALEXANDER, JOHN ALLEXANDER and CHRISTOPHER LUNN by Sir. WILLIAM BERKELEY, knight, late Governor of Virginia, together also with all woods timber trees profits and appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold the premisses hearby granted unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs during the full terme of one whole year paying therefore the rnet of an Ear of Indian Corne on the Birth Day of our Blessed Lord God next Insueing if lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents and of ye Statute for transferring uses into possession the said WILLIAM DUFF may be in sole and actuall possession of the premisses and bee theirby the better Inabled to take a release of the freehould and inheritance thereof, In Witness whereof the parties aforesaid have to these presents sett their severall and respective hands and seals the day month and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us
      ISAAC ARNOLD CHARLES his mark WILLIS
      THO: PARKER MATTILLDEE her mark WILLIS
      Mt a Court held for Richmond County the Second day of February 1714
      CHARLES WILLIS and MATTILDA WILLIS in open Court acknowledged this their Deed unto WILLIAM DUFF and it was admitted to Record
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twentieth day of January in the first year of the Raighn of our Soveraighn Lord King George by the grace of God of Great Brittaine and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fourteen Between CHARLES WILLIS of the Parish of Hanover in the County of Richmond within the Dominion of Virginia, Planter, and MATFILLDEE WILLIS his now Wife of the one part and WILLIAM DUFF of the County of WESTMORELAND and Parish of WASHINGTON within the Dominion of Virginia, Taylor, of the other part; Witnesseth that CHARLES WILLIS and MATTILLDEE his now Wife as aforesaid in consideration of the sum of Eight thousand pounds of good sound morchantablo Loafe tobacco in casqua to him in hand paid by WILLIAM DUFF by these presents doe bargaine sell release and confirm unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs, the said WILLIAM DUFF being in actual! possession of the premisses hearin mentioned by vertue of a Lease and of the Statute !or transferring uses into possession, all that plantation tract of land known by the name at HACKERS OULD PLANTATION together with One hundred and seventy acres of land or thereabouts to the same belonging lying part in WESTMORELAND County and the other part in Richmond County, Begining (the description of the land, the previous Patents and assignments &c. repeated as in the foregoing Lease except for one sentence: the land before mentioned bindeth upon the Land of EDWARD TAYLER and on the Land of the said WILLIAM DUFF); To have and to hold all the premisses hearby granted unto WILLIAM DUFF his heires; And said CHARLES and MATTILDEE doe for themselves their heires freely clearly and absolutely warrant the land and premises unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs; In Witness whearof the parties aforesaid have to these presents sett their several! and respective hands and seales the day month and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered after the within mentioned Deed of Bargaine and Sale being first duely exempted in the presents of us
      ISAAC ARNOLD, CHARLES his mark WILLIS
      THO' PARKER MATTILLDEE her mark WILLIS
      CHARLES WILLIS and MATTILDA WILLIS in open Court acknowledged this Deed of Release unto WILLIAM DUFF (the said MATTILDA being first privately examained) and it
      was admitted to Record
      Test M BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee CHARLES WILLIS and MATTILLDEE WILLIS. the said MATTILLDEE being the now Wife of said CHARLES WILLIS, both of ve Parish of Hanover in the County of Richmond are houlden and firmly do stand bound unto WILLIAM DUFF of the Parish of WASHINGTON in ye County of WESTMORELAND, Taylor, in the full and just sum of Sixteen thousand pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco and Lasque, to the which payment well and truely to be made we bind our selves our heirs firmly by these presents; As Witness our hands and seales this Twentieth day of January in the year of our Lord 1714/5
      THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden CHARLES WILLIS and MATTILLDEE WILLIS for a valluable consideration have could and lawfully conveyed unto WILLIAM DUFF a certaine tract of land containing One hundred and Seventy acres or thereabouts the one part of which lies in WESTMORELAND County and the other part in ye County of Richmond on the South side of ROAZERS DAM; If therefore the said WILLIAM DUFF his heirs shall hereafter hould and enjoy the tract of land tree and clear from all Incumbrances the Cheife Rent of the Lord or Lords of the Fee or Fees thereof due or to become due from the time of the sale onely excepted, Then this present obligation to bee voyd, otherwise to stand remaine and bee in full force power and vertue
      Sealed and Delivered in the presents of us
      ISAAC ARNOLD, CHARLES the marke of WILLIS
      THO' PARKER MATTILLDEE W ILLIS
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the second day of February 1714
      CHARLES WILLIS and MATTILDA WILLIS in open Court acknowledged this their Bond for performance of Covenants unto WILLIAM DUFF and it was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1718-1719 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 403
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fourth day of May in year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and Nineteen and in the year of our Sovereigne Lord George of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c. Between CHARLES WILLIS of Parish of Hanover in County of Richmond, Planter, of one part, and WILLIAM DUFF of Parish and County aforesaid, Taylor, of other part; Wittnesseth that CHARLES WILLIS for sum of Five shillings of good and lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by WILLIAM DUFF, by these p:sents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF all that tract plantation and parcel! of land whearon STEVEN SEBASTINE deced. formerly lived and Inhabeted as a Tenant to said CHARLES WILLIS, being in Quantity about Seventy eight acres of land to the same belonging situate in some part in Richmond County and some part in WESTMORELAND County, joyning upon the Land of WILLIAM DUFF and upon the Land of JOSHUA DAVIS near REAZORS DAM, being all the land which CHARLES WILLIS now hath or layeth any maner of claime unto in that Pattent or Tract of land with all houses orchards rents issues and profitts theirof; To have and to hould the p:misses unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs &c., dureing the term of one whole year if the same shall be lawfully demanded and pay the rent of an Ear of Indian Corne on the first day of the Birth of our Blessed Lord God next ensueing to the end that WILLIAM DUFF by vertue of these p:sents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession may bee in the actual! and sole possession of the p:misses and bee theirby the beter inabled to receive a release of the freehould and Inheritance to him and his heirs; In Wittness whearof the parties aforesaid have to these p:sents sett their hands and seals the day month and year first above wrightne Signed Sealed and Delivered in p:sents of us
      ISAAC ARNOLD, CHARLES his mark WILLIS
      HENRY WOOD; NEALL McCORMACK
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Sixth day of May 1719
      CHARLES WILLIS came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto WILLIAM DUFF and it was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
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      1718-1719 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 351-354
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that I FRANCES SMITH, the Wife of ROBERT SMITH doe of my own free will and proper accord relinquish all my right of Dower and Thirds att the Common Law to a certaine parcell of land sold by my Husband, the said ROBERT SMITH, unto WILLIAM DUFF, being one hundred acres of land as may spear by Deed for the same bearing even date with these p:sents; And doe make and apoint my loveing Freind, BENJAMIN GRUBS, my Attorney for mee and in my name to make acknowledgement in Richmond County Court of this my Relinquishment and for sue doing this shall bee his sofitient warrant or Power of Attorney, Wittness my hand and Seale this 129th day of November 1718
      Signed. Sealed and Delivered in p:sents of us
      JOS: STROTHER FRANCES her mark E SMITH
      WM: STROTHER
      Alt a Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of March 1718
      This Power of Attorney from FRANCES SMITH to BENJA: GRUBS was proved in open Court by the Oath of JOSEPH STROTFIER, one of the witnesses thereto, and admitted to Record Test M. BECKWMI, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty Eighth day of November in the Fifth year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King George by the grace of God of Great Brittaine France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighteen, Between ROBERT SMITH of Parish of Hanover in Richmond County, Planter, of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of Parish and County aforesaid, Taylor, of other part; Wittnesseth that ROBERT SMITH for summe of Five Shillins of good and lawfull money of England paid to him by WILLIAM DUFF by these p:sents doe bargaine and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF a certain percell of land containing One hundred acres being part of a Pattent granted unto PETER BUTLER by WILLIAM FITZHUGH and GEORGE BRENT, Proporietors of this Northern Neck of Virginia for Three hundred and fifty acres of land, which bargained and sould Hundred acres of land is situate in Parish of Hanover in County of Richmond and bounded, Begining att a marked red Oak, corner tree to this land, extending thence East and by North one hundred and sixty five poles, thence South one hundred poles, thence Westt and by South one hundred sixty five poles downe the Branch to the North & South line of said ROBERT SMITH, thence up the said Line North one hundred poles to the place whear itt first began, Together with all houses orchards and comodities belonging; To have and to hold the Hundred acres of land unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs dureing the terms of one whole year paying
      the Rent of one Ear of Indian Come on the Birth Day of Our Lord God next ensueing if lawfully demanded; To the end that by vertue of these presents and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession, said WILLIAM DUFF may bee in the acttuall possession of the p:misses and bee theirby the beter enabled to receive a release or any other conveyance of the freehold and Inheritance theirof; In Wittness whearof the parties aforesaid have to these p:sents interchangeably set their hands and Soales the day month and year first above wrightne
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in p:sents of us
      JOS: STROTHER, ROBERT his mark SMITH
      WM: STROTHER, BENJA: GRUBS
      At a Court held for Richmond County the Fourth day of March 1718
      ROBERT SMITH came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto WILLIAM DUFF and it was admitted to Record Test M. BECKWITH, CI Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made, the Twenty Ninth day of Novmeber in the fifth year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King George by the grace of God of Great Brittaine
      France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Eighteen, Between ROBERT SMITH of Parish of Hanover in Richmond County, Planter, of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of Parish of Hanvoer in County of Richmond, Taylor, of other part; Wittnesseth that ROBERT SMITH for summe of Three thousand pounds of tobacco paid to him in hand by WILLIAM DUFF by these p:sents doe bargaine sell release and confirm unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs, the said WILLIAM DUFF being in actual! possession of the premises by vertue of a Lease heirof made and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession) a certain percell of land situate in Parish of Hanover in County of Richmond containeing One hundred acres & bounded; (the description of the bounds of the land repeated as in the foregoing Lease); To have and to hould the p:misses unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs and ROBERT SMITH for himselfe his heirs doe warrant and for ever defend the land and promises unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs against the claims of all manor of persons; And ROBERT SMITH his heirs shall upon the request of WILLIAM DUFF within Six months from the date of these p:sents in the County Court of Richmond acknowledge these psents to the end the same may be recorded, And that FRANCES SMITH, the Wife of the said ROBERT, doe relinquish all her Right of Dower and Thirds all the Common Law to the percell of land; In Wittness whearof the parties aforesaid have to these psents set their hands and seales the day month and year first above wrightne
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the p:sents of us
      JOS: STROTHER, ROBERT his mark MITH
      WM: STROTHER, BENJA: GRUBS
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the fourth day of March 1718
      ROBERT SMITH came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed of Release unto WILLIAM DUFF and it was admitted to Record; Also BENJAMIN GRUBBS by vertue of a Power of Attorney from FRANCES SMITH, the Wife of the said ROBERT SMITH to him in that behalf made, relinquished her, the said FRANCIS SMITH's Right of Dower in the Land conveyed in this Deed unto the said WILLIAM DUFF which was also admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, CI Cur
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      1718-1719 Richmond County, Virginia Deed Book 7; Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 403-405
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fourth day of May in year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and Nineteen and in the year of our Sovereigne Lord George of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c. Between CHARLES WILLIS of Parish of Hanover in County of Richmond, Planter, of one part, and WILLIAM DUFF of Parish and County aforesaid, Taylor, of other part; Wittnesseth that CHARLES WILLIS for sum of Five shillings of good and lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by WILLIAM DUFF, by these p:sents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF all that tract plantation and parcel! of land whearon STEVEN SEBASTINE deced. formerly lived and Inhabeted as a Tenant to said CHARLES WILLIS, being in Quantity about Seventy eight acres of land to the same belonging situate in some part in Richmond County and some part in WESTMORELAND County, joyning upon the Land of WILLIAM DUFF and upon the Land of JOSHUA DAVIS near REAZORS DAM, being all the land which CHARLES WILLIS now hath or layeth any maner of claime unto in that Pattent or Tract of land with all houses orchards rents issues and profitts theirof; To have and to hould the p:misses unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs &c., dureing the term of one whole year if the same shall be lawfully demanded and pay the rent of an Ear of Indian Corne on the first day of the Birth of our Blessed Lord God next ensueing to the end that WILLIAM DUFF by vertue of these p:sents and of the Statute for transferring uses into possession may bee in the actual! and sole possession of the p:misses and bee theirby the beter inabled to receive a release of the freehould and Inheritance to him and his heirs; In Wittness whearof the parties aforesaid have to these p:sents sett their hands and seals the day month and year first above wrightne Signed Sealed and Delivered in p:sents of us
      ISAAC ARNOLD, CHARLES his mark WILLIS
      HENRY WOOD; NEALL McCORMACK
      Att a Court held for Richmond County the Sixth day of May 1719
      CHARLES WILLIS came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed unto WILLIAM DUFF and it was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fifth day of May in year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and Nineteen and in the fifth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George, by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c. between CHARLES WILLIS of Parish of Hanover in County of Richmond, Planter, of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of Parish and County aforesaid, Taylor, of other part; Wittnesseth that CHARLES WILLIS for sumo of Three thousand five hundred pounds of good tobacco to him in hand paid by these p:sents doth bargaine sell release and confirm unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs, the said WILLIAM DUFF being in actual! possession of all the p:mises by venue of a Lease theirof made and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession all that tract plantation and parcel! of land whearon STEVEN SABASTINE deced: formerly live and inhabeted as Tenant of said CHARLES WILLIS beeing about the quantity of Seventy eight acres of land the same being some part in Richmond County and some part in WESTMORELAND County joyning upon the land of said WILLIAM DUFF and upon the land of JOSHUA DAVIS near REAZORS DAM, beeing all the land which CHARLES WILLIS hath or layeth any maner of claime unto in that Patent or tract of land, which percell of land hearby sold beeing part of a Patent of Land of Fourteen hundred and Twenty eight acres granted unto ROBERT ALLEXANDER and JOHN ALLEXANDER and CHRISTOPHER LUNN by Sr. WILLIAM BARKLEY, Knight, late Governer of Virginia, Together with all houses orchards timber trees rents issues and profitts; To have and to hold the p:misses unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs; And CHARLES WILLIS his heirs doth warrant and forever defend the said land against the claime of any maner of person whatsover; In Wittness whearof the parties aforesaid have to these
      p:sents sett their hands and wales the day month and year first above wrightne Signed Sealed and Delivered inp:sents of us
      ISAAC ARNOLD, ClIARLE5 his mark WILLIS
      HENRY WOOD, NEALL McCORMACK
      Att a Court herd for Richmond County the Sixth day of May 1719
      CHARLES WILLIS came into Court and acknowledged this his Deed of Release unto WILLIAM DUFF, and it was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that I CHARLES WILLIS of Parish of Hanover in Richmond County am houlden and by these p:sents doe stand firmly bound unto WILLIAM DUFF of the Parish and County aforesaid in the just sum of Three thousand and Five hundred pounds of good sound Leafe tobacco in Casque, to the which payment well and truely to bee made I doe bind myself my heirs firmly by these p:sents; Sealed with my Seale and dated this Fifth day of May 1719
      THE CONDITION of the above obligation is such that the said CHARLES WILLIS haveing sold and lawfully conveyed unto WILLIAM DUFF a parcell of land lying some part in WESTMORELAND County and some part in Richmond County containing about Seventy eight acres of land the which if WILLIAM DUFF hearafter have hould and injoy free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever, Then the above obligation to bee void and of none effect, otherwise to stand remain and bee in full force power and vertue; In Wittness whearof the said CHARLES WILLIS hath hearunto sett his hand and seale this
      fifth day of May 1719
      Signed Scaled and Delivered in p:sents of us
      ISAAC ARNOLD CHARLES his mark WILLIS
      HENRry- WOOD, NEALL McCORMACK
      Att a Court hefor Richmond County the Sixth day of May 1719
      CHARLES WILLIS came into Court and acknowledged this his Bond unto WILLIAM DUFF and it was admitted to Record
      Test M. BECKWITH, Cl Cur

      ===
      1721-1726 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 303-309
      Indenture 2nd/3rd September 1724 between JOSHUA DAVIS of Overwharton Parish in County of Stafford and SAMUEL DAVIS of Parish of Washington in County of Westmoreland of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of Hanover Parish County of King George Taylor of other part .. by deeds d Lease and Release .. for Eighty pounds Sterling of good and lawful money of England .. sold all that Plantation formerly sold by MALACHY PEALE of of the County of Stafford unto JOSHUA DAVIS late of Richmond now King George Gent. ffather to the said JOSHUA and SAMUEL DAVIS parties to these presents containing 476 acres .. by Deed duly executed under the hand of MALACHY PEALE which bears date the 27th Jany. 1696 and surveyed by Mr. WILLIAM HORTON by the joint consent of the said MALACHY PEALE and JOSHUA DAVIS and record thereof made in Westmoreland County Court .. and being part of a Patent granted by Sir WILLIAM BERKELEY Knight Governor of Virginia unto ROBERT ALEXANDER, JOHN ALEXANDER and CHRISTOPHER LUNN for 1425 acres .. same appear which said 476 acres is in Parish of Hanover King George County beginning on Eastward side of a Swamp; nigh to aforesaid plantation and plantation of EDWARD TAYLOR; corner tree of line divided other land now or late of MALACHY PEALE ..
      Presence Walter Anderson Joshua Davis
      Will. Gorden Saml. Davis
      Then came JOSHUA DAVIS and SAMUEL DAVIS and acknowledged this Deed .. to be their proper act .. and CATHERINE BUTLER now wife of JAMES BUTLER Mother to the said JOSHUA and SAMUEL DAVIS relinquished her Right of Dower and third ..
      3rd September 1725 .. Deeds of Lease and Release recorded.
      Know all men .. We JOSHUA DAVIS of Overwharton Parish Stafford County and SAMUEL DAVIS of Washington Parish County of Westmoreland stand firmly bound unto WILLIAM DUFF Taylor .. in sum of One hundred sixty pounds Sterling of good and lawful money of England .. 1st September 1725. The condition .. if faithfully convey certain tract .. this obligation to be void .. otherwise to remain in full force.
      Presence Walter Anderson, Joshua Davis
      Will. Gorden Saml. Davis
      3rd September 1725 .. Bond recorded.

      ===
      1726-1729 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 348-351
      Indenture 19th/20th April 1726 between ARCHIBALD ALLAN of Washington Parish Westmoreland County Planter and WILLIAM DUFF of Hanover Parish King George County Planter .. for sum of 6000 pounds of Tobacco .. by deeds of Lease and Release .. sold 150 acres all that plantation whereon EDWARD TAYLOR now lives .. nigh a branch called Cool Spring .. along land of ROBERT ALEXANDER deced till you come to a white oak adjoining to lands of JOSHUA DAVIS Deced; land of WILLIAM HUDSON: land formerly belonging to JOHN BROWN and by him sold to THOMAS WHITE; mouth of branch called the Clay Spring branch; being part of a Patent granted unto WILLIAM BROWN and WILLIAM BALTROP Deceased for 744 acres which bears date 7th August 1669 which by several conveyances is become the freehold and inheritance of ARCHIBALD ALLEN in fee simple it being the remainder of all land belonging to the said EDWARD TAYLOR ..
      Presence Saml. Davis.
      Robert Green Archibald Allan
      6th May 1726 .. needs of Lease and Release recorded.
      ===
      1726-1729 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 351-352
      Know all men.. I ARCHIBALD ALLEN .. am bound unto WILLIAM DUFF .. in sum of 20.000 pounds of good tobacco and cask .. 20th April 1726.
      Condition .. if ARCHIBALD ALLEN truly observe all covenants .. tract containing 150 acres .. this obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force ..
      Presence Sam'l. Davis. Robert Green
      6th May 1726 .. Bond recorded.
      Know all men .. I ARCHIBALD ALLEN .. am bound unto WILLIAM DUFF .. in sum of 2000 pounds of Tobacco and Cask .. 2nd May 1726. Condition .. if above bound ARCHIBALD ALLEN .. give to WILLIAM DUFF all that parcel of land in Parish of Hanover bounded by GEORGE PEACH on the one side and Gingatoge Swamp the other on the head of the land belonging to BENJAMIN STROTHER containing 20 acres more or less .. clearly acquitted of and from all manner of former bargains or sales, gifts, troubles .. whatsoever had made by Allan this obligation to be void otherwise remain in full force ...
      Presence Sam'l. Davis, Robert Green
      6th May 1726 .. Bond recorded
      ===
      1728-1729 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 362
      Spotsylvania County Deed Book A 4th February 1728
      -Know all men by these presents that I JOHN ENGLAND of Stafford County have sould and lawfully conveyed unto WILLIAM DUFF of Hanover Parish in King George County one thousand acres of land situate lying in Spotsylvania County as in and by one Deed of Lease and one Deed of Release duely Executed under my hand and seal bearing date the fourth and fifth days of December in the year of our Lord 1728; and have and doe by these presents relinquish all my whole right title and interest of in and to the said land and every part and parcel) thereof and doe putt in my place and stead my kind and loving friend ROBERT GREEN, Gent. for me and in my name in the open Court of Spotsylvania County to make acknowledgment of this my Relinquishment and for so doing this shall be his safitient warrent or power of attorney. Witness my hand this fifth day of December 1728.
      Sealed and Delivered in presents of ROBERT SLAUGHTER, ABRAHAM FIELD JOHN ENGLAND [seal] THOMAS SLAUGHTER
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on the fourth day of February 1728.
      JOHN ENGLAND person of attorney to ROBERT GREEN, Gent. was proved by the oaths of ROBERT SLAUGHTER, ABRAHAM FIELD and THOMAS SLAUGHTER, Gent and admitted to record.
      Test JOHN WALLER, Ck. Cur.
      -This Indenture made the fourth day of December in the second year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second of Great Brittain France and Ireland King Defender of the faith &c. and in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight Between JOHN ENGLAND of Stafford County within the Dominion of Virginia of the one part and WILLIAM DUFF of Hanover parish in King George County within the Dominion of Virginia aforesaid of the other part. Witnesseth that the said JOHN ENGLAND for and in consideration of five shillings of Good and lawfull money of England to him in hand paid by the said WILLIAM DUFF at and before the unsealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof the said JOHN ENGLAND doth acknowledge hath bargained and sould and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto the said WILLIAM DUFF one thousand acres of land granted by the Honourable WILLIAM GOOCH, Lieut. Governour and Commander in Chief of Virginia unto the said JOHN ENGLAND party to these presents as in and by the said grantor pattent for the same duely executed under the hand of the said Honourable the Governor and seals of the Collony may and with more fully and at large apeare bearing date the second day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred twenty and eight which said land is situate lying and being in Saint George parish in Spotsylvania County the great fork of Rappahanock River under the Ragged Mountain and bounded as followeth Beginning at a red oak and two white oaks on the south side of the north river corner to WILLIAM DUFF and runeth south eighteen west three hundred and seventy poles to two white oaks on Beaver Dam run side another corner of the said DUFF's thence up the several courses of the said run to two spanish oaks and one white oak and a large stone thence north one hundred and sixty poles to a hiccory thence north eighty degrees west sixty pole to three white oaks by a swamp side under the Ragged Mountain thence north twenty degrees west ninty pole to a red oak and two white oaks in the north fork of Beaver dam run thence north eighteen degrees east four hundred and eighty pole to two white oaks and a gum on the south side of the said north river thence down the several! courses of the said River to the Beginning together with all houses buildings gardens orchards fences woods and underwoods timber and timber trees ways waters and watercourses priveledges and commodities whatsoever to the said land and premises belonging or in any wise appertaining and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders rents issues and profits thereof with all Deeds Indents and writings whatsoever touching or concerning the same and all the estate right title and interest benifitt property possession claim and demand whatsoever of him the said JOHN ENGLAND of in and to the same To Have and To Hold all and singular the premises aforesaid and every part and parcell thereof unto the said WILLIAM DUFF his heirs and assigns from the day of the date hereof for and during and to the full end and term of one whole year thence next ensueing the date hereof and fully to be compleat and ended yielding therefore and paying the rent of one peper corn on the feast day of Saint Michael the Arch Angel if the same shall be lawfully demanded to the ends intent and purpose that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession the said WILLIAM DUFF may be in the actuall and sole possession of the premises aforesaid and bee thereby the better enabled to Except receive and take a grant released or any other conveyance of the freehould reversion and inheritance to him and his heirs for evermore. In Witness whereof the parties aforesaid have to these presents sett their hands and seals the day and year above written signed sealed and delivered in presents of
      WILLIAM ALLEN, GEO. WILLIAMS JOHN ENGLAND [seal]
      STEPHEN WILLIAMS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on the fourth day of February Anno 1728.
      JOHN ENGLAND power of attorney to ROBERT GREEN being first proved by the oaths of ROBERT SLAUGHTER, ABRAHAM FIELD & THOMAS SLAUGHTER, Gent. the said ROBERT GREEN acknowledged the above Deed of a Lease for land unto WILLIAM DUFF at whose motion the same was admitted to record.
      Test JOHN WALLER, Ck. Cur.
      ===
      1726-1729 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 2 [Antient Press]; Page 121-123
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty seventh day of October in the third year of Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord George of Great Brittaine and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred twenty & nine: Between MOSES HUBBARD of SAINT PAULs Parish in STAFFORD County within the Dominion of Virginia. Planter. of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of the Parish of HANOVER in KING GEORGE County within the Dominion of Virginia, Tayler, of the other part: Witnesseth that MOSES HUBBARD in consideration of the sum of five shillings of good and lawful! money of England paid to him in hand by WILLIAM DUFF, the receipt whereof MOSES HUBBARD doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF a certaine tract of land sittuate in Parish of Washington & Westmoreland County on the South side of ROZIERS DAM together with all that plantation whereon ROBERT GATE now liveth with One hundred forty and four acres of land be the same belonging and apertainences being part of a Pattent formerly granted to ROBERT ALEXANDER, JOHN ALEXANDER and CHRISTOPHER LUND for fourteen hundred sixty and four acres of land by Sir WILLIAM BARKLEY, Knight, late Governor of Virginia, and the hereby bargained and sould hundred forty and four acres of land was formerly sould by GEORGE CAMPEEN to THOMAS ROWLAND being the upermost part of this land sould by GEORGE CAMPEEN unto THOMAS ROWLAND and ioynes upon the Land of said WILLIAM DUFF and also upon the Land of WILLIAM MATHERS Together with all houses buildings orchards and comodities to the land belonging, To have and to hold the Plantation and parcell of land hereby sould or intended to he sould unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs during the term of one whole year paying the Rent of one ear of Indian Corne on the Feast Day of Saint Michall the Archangel! next ensueing if the same bee lawfully demanded to the end that by vertue of these presents and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession, WILLIAM DUFF may bee in the actual! and sole possession of the premises & bee thereby the better enabled to receive a Release of the inheritance to him & his heirs, In Wittness whereof the parties aforesaid have to these presents sett their hands and seals the day month and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presents of
      JOHN CHAMPS, MOSES HUBARD
      JOHN BIBBY, JOHN HELLIER
      Westmoreld. ss. At a Court held for the sd County the 26th day of November 1729 MOSES HUBBARD personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease of Land by him passed to WILLIAM DUFF to be his proper act and deed, which at the instance of the sd. DUFF is admitted to RecordTest G. TURBERVILE, C, C. W.
      Recorded the 27th day of November 1729
      THIS INDENTURE made the Twenty Eighth day of October in the Third year of the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord George of Great Brittaine and Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c„ And in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred twenty and nine; Between MOSES HUBBARD of SAINT PAULs Parish and STAFFORD County wi ihtin the Dominion of Virginia, Planter, of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of HANOVER Parish in KING GEORGE County in the Dominion of Virginia, Tayler, of the other part; Wittnes-seal that MOSES HUBBARD in consideration of the sum of Sixty pounds Sterling money of Great Birttaine to him in hand paid by WILLIAM DUFF, the Receipt whereof MOSES HUBBARD doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs, said WILLIAM DUFF being in actual! possession of the premises by vertue of a Lease and the Statute for transfering uses into possession, a certaine tract of land sittuate in Parish of Washington in County of Westmoreland on South side of ROAZIERS DAM (this Release repeats the material in the foregoing Lease about the Land: To have and to hould the premises with appurtenances unto WILLIAM DUFF and his heirs. And MOSES HUBBARD for himself his heirs doe fully warrant and shall for ever defend the land and premises unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs against the claim of all manor of persons: And that SARAH the now Wife of MOSES HUBBARD shall personally or by Power of Attorney in the open Court of Westmoreland County acknowledge her respective Right of Dower and Thirds att the Common Law in & to the premises; In Wittness whereof the parties aforesaid have hereunto sett their hands and seales the day month and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presents of
      JOHN CHAMPE, MOSES HUBARD
      JOHN BIBBY, JOHN HELLIER
      Westmoreld ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 26th day of November 1729 MOSES HUBBARD personally acknowledged this Deed of Release of Land by him passed to WILLIAM DUFF to be his proper act and deed. And JOHN CHAMPE. Gent., by virtue of a Power of Attorney duels proved to him for that purpose made by SARAH HUBBARD, Wife of the sd MOSES and ELIZABETH LOWRY, Mother of the sd. MOSES HUBBARD, relinquished their the sd. SARAH and ELIZABETHs Right of Dower and Thirds in and to the Lands by the sd. Deed menconed to be conveyed, all which at the instance of the sd. DUFF are admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 27th day of November 1729 pr. G. T., C. C, W.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I MOSES HUBBARD of SAINT PAULs Parish in the County of STAFFORD, Planter, am houlden and by these presents doe stand firmly bound unto WILLIAM DUFF of HANOVER Parish in KING GEORGE County his heires in the just and full sum of One hundred and twenty pounds Sterling money of Great Brittaine, to the which payment well and truly to be made I bind my self my heires firmly by these presents; Sealed with my Seale and dated this Twenty eighth day of October in the
      year of our Lord 1729
      THE CONDITION of the above written Obligation is such that whereas the above bounden MOSES HUBBARD for a valuable consideration hath sould and lawfully conveyed unto WILLIAM DUFF a certain tract of land containing One hundred forty and four acres lying in the Parish of Washington in Westmorland County on the South side of ROAZIERS DAM; If the said WILLIAM DUFF his heires shall hereafter possess the tract of land free and clear from all incumbrances, the Chief Rent of the Lord or Lords of the tee or fees thereof excepted; and shall keep all agreements in the Conveyance made, Then this present obligation to bee voyd and of none effect otherwise to stand and remaine and bee in full force power and vertue; In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this twenty eighth day of October in the year of our Lord 1729 Sealed and Delivered in presents of
      JOHN CHAMPE, MOSES HUBARD
      JOHN BIBBY, JOHN HELLIER
      Westmoreld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 26th day of November 1729 MOSES HUBBARD personally acknowledged this Bond for performance of covenants unto WILLIAM DUFF to be his proper act and deed, which the the instance of the sd. DUFF is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W
      Recorded the 27th day of November 1729 pr. G. T., C. C, W.
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee SARAH HUBBARD, the Wife of MOSES HUBBARD, and ELIZABETH LOWRY, the Mother of the said MOSES HUBBARD, doe of our own free wills and proper accord relinquish all our respective Rights of Dower and Thirds att the Common Law of in and to one hundred and forty four acres of land sould by MOSES HUBARD unto WILLIAM DUFF and doe putt in our place in open Court of West-, moreland County our kind and loveing Friend, JOHN CHAMPE, JUNR., for us and in our names to make acknowledgment of this our relinquishment and for soe doing this shall bee his sofitient warrant or power of attorney; Wittness our hands and seales this twenty eighth day of October in the year of our Lord 1729
      Sealed and Delivered in presents of
      JOHN BIBBY, SARAH hir mark HUBORD
      WILLIAM MILLS ELIZABETH hir mark LOWRY
      Westmoreld. ss, At a Court held for the sd County the 26th day of November 1729
      This Power of Attorney from SARAH HUBBARD, Wife of MOSES HUBBARD, and ELIZABETH LOWRY, Mother of the sd. MOSES HUBBARD, to JOHN CHAMPE, JUNR,, was presented into Court by the sd. CHAMPE and proved by the Oaths of the witnesses thereto and is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the 27th day of November 1727 pr. G. T. C.C. W.

      ===
      1729-1732 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 147-148
      THIS INDENTURE made the Eighteenth day of February in the fourth year of the Reign of our Soveraigne Lord George the Second of Great Brittaine and Scotland, King, Defender of the faith &c., And in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty Between BRIANT ABANION of the Parish of Hanover in KING GEORGE County within the Dominion of Virginia of one part and WILLIAM DUFF of the Parish and County aforesaid of the other part; Wittnesseth that BRIANT ABANION in consideration of the sum of five shillings of good and lawfull money of Ingland to him in hand paid by WILLIAM DUFF the receipt whereof BRIANT ABANION doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF all that tract of land whereon BRIANT OBANION formerly lived and Inhabett, together also with One hundred acres of land to the same belonging, sittuate in Washington Parish in County of Westmorland and being part of a Pattent of fourteen hundred sixty and four acres of land formerly granted to ROBERT ALLEXANDER, JOHN ALLEXANDER and CHRISTOPHER LINN by Sir WILLIAM BERKLEY, Knight, late Governor of Virginia, and lying on South side of ROAZIERS DAM, and joyning upon the Land of WILLIAM MADDERS and upon the Land of said WILLIAM DUFF, partie to these presents; and being the lowermost hundred acres of land together also with all houses orchards and comodities to the land and premises belonging: To have and to hould the tract plantation of land herby intended to bee could unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs during the term of one whole year, paying therefore the Rent of one Pepper Corn on the Feast Day of St. Michael! the Archangel' next ensueing the date hereof if lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents and of the Statute for transfering uses into possession, WILLIAM DUFF may bee in the actual! and sole possession of the premises and bee thereby the better enabled to take a Release or any other conveyance of the freehold and inheritance to him and his heirs, In Wittness whereof the parties aforesaid have to these presents sett their hands and seales the day month and year first above written
      Sealed and Delivered in presents of
      ISAAC ARNOLD, --- BRIANT his mark ABANON
      JOHN his mark GOFF
      Westmorld. At a Court held for the sd. County the 21th day of February 1730
      BRIANT ABANON personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease of Land by him passed to WILLIAM DUFF to be his proper act and deed, which at the instance of the sd. DUFF is admitted to Record Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded the Second day of March 1730 G. T., C. C. W,
      ===
      1729-1735 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1-A; [Antient Press]; Page 145
      Indenture made Betwixt WILLIAM DUFF of Hanover Parish King George County and WILLIAM HAMBLETON of same .. -- day of -- 1731 .. to farm let 100 acres bought by WILLIAM DUFF of ROBERT SMITH .. in consideration of Rents .. during term of naturall life of sd WILLIAM HAMBLETON and HANNAH HAMBLETON his wife .. or longest liver .. paying yearly .. Neat sum & Quantity of 500 pounds of Tobacco & Cask .. the Quit rents to the Cheif Lord of the fee .. Presence Rush Hudson, Robt. Strother William x Duff
      Memo .. That WILLIAM HAMBLETON is not to put any Tenant upon the above mentioned land.
      7th May 1731 .. Then came WILLIAM DUFF acknowledged Deed of Lease
      ===
      ===
      1732-1734 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 4 [Antient Press]; Page 20-21
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixteenth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and thirty two Between WILLIAM DUFF of Hannover Parrish in County of KING GEORGE, Planter, of one part and JOHN WILLIS of the same Parrish & County, Planter, of the other part; Wittnesseth that JOHN WILLIS in consideration of the summe of five shillings Sterling to him in hand paid by WILLIAM DUFF, the receipt whereof JOHN WILLIS doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto WILLIAM DUFF all that tract plantation of land where STEPHEN SEBASTIN, deceased, formerly lived as Tennant to CHARLES WILLIS, deceased, by estimation seaventy eight acres of land be the same more or less scituate in County of Westmoreland joyning upon the Land of WILLIAM DUFF and upon the Land late belonging to JOSHUA DAVIS near ROZIERS DAMM, being all the Land JOHN WILLIS hath or layeth any manner of claime unto in a Pattent for a tract of Land granted to ROBERT and JOHN ALEXANDER and CHRISTOPHER LUND by Sr. WILLIAM BERKLEY, Knt., late Governor of Virginia, of fourteen hundred twenty eight acres; To have and to hold the land and premises unto WILLIAM DUFF his heirs dureing the terme of one whole year paying therefore the Rent of one Ear of Indian Corne on the Birth Day of our Lord God next ensueing if lawfully demanded to the intent that by vertue of these presents and by virtue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession WILLIAM DUFF may be in the actual possession of the premises and be thereby enabled to take a Release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs; In Wittness whereof JOHN WILLIS have hereunto sett his hand and seale the day month and year first above written
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of
      WILLIAM MARDERS, JOHN WILLIS
      WILLM: SARJANT
      Received the day of the date within mentioned of WILLIAM DUFF five shillings Sterling being the consideration money within mentioned
      Wittness WILLIAM MARDERS, JOHN WILLIS
      WILLM. SARJANT
      Westmorld. ss. At a Court held for the sd. County the 29th day of May 1733
      JOHN WILLIS personally acknowledged this Deed of Lease of Land by him passed to WILLIAM DUFF and the Receipt for the consideration money thereon endorsed to be his proper act and deed which at the instance of the said DUFF is admitted to Record
      Test G. TURBERVILE, C. C. W.
      Recorded 31th Day of May 1733, pr. G.T., C.C. W.
      ===
      1729-1735 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1-A; [Antient Press]; Page 221
      Indenture 28th August 1732 between WILLIAM DUFF of Hanover Parish King George County Planter & WILLIAM WHITE of same .. for 600 pounds of Tobacco and Cask and Four Shillings money to be paid unto him year and Every year at time hereafter mentioned .. to farm lett 200 acres bounded .. Valley by the ferry Roadside; down Branch; to main Swamp to Hudsons Line; ferry road; to near EDWARD TAYLOR'S old field by a path; to the WIDDOW NIGHTSON Spring branch .. having liberty to use what shall be necessary for use of the Plantation for building Tobacco hhs .. during Naturall Lives of WILLIAM WHITE & KATHERINE WHITE his now wife and THOMAS WHITE his son or Longest Liver .. yearly rent on Tenth Decr. yearly ..
      Presence Isaac Arnold, William x Duff
      Wm. Sarjant Wm. White
      1st September 1732 .. WM. DUFF & WM. WHITE acknowledged their Lease unto each other ..
      ===
      1729-1735 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1-A; [Antient Press]; Page 222-225
      Indenture 10th/llth Aprill 1732 between JOHN ARNOLD of Prince William County Planter and WILLIAM DUFF of Parish of Hanover King George County .. by deeds of lease and release .. for ffifty pounds current money of Virginia sold all plantation whereon ISAAC JOHNSON now liveth together with 50 acres of land .. which said land was given by THOMAS ARNOLD ffather to said JOHN Late of King George County Deced as in last will & testament in writing will appear .. land on western main branch of Gingoteague beginning on uper side; running west Dividing this land from land given by THOMAS ARNOLD unto his Son JAMES ARNOLD; place where WILLIAM HARRISON'S path makes into old field to Capt. JOSEPH STROTHER'S line; JEREMIAH STROTHER'S line ..
      Presence Isaac Arnold, John Arnold
      Wm. Sarjant
      1st September 1732 .. Then came JOHN ARNOLD .. and ISAAC ARNOLD by Power of Attorney under hand of MARGARET wife of said JOHN relinquished the right of dower ..
      Know all men .. I JOHN ARNOLD .. am bound unto WILLIAM DUFF .. in sum One hundred pounds current money of Virginia .. 11th April 1732.
      Condition .. if JOHN ARNOLD defend the said land .. keep all agreements .. the above obligation to be void .. or remain in force ..
      Presence Isaac Arnold,
      Willm. Sarjent John Arnold
      Know all men .. I MARGARET ARNOLD Wife of JOHN ARNOLD relinquish all my Right of Dower .. and doo hereby make my Loving ffriend & Brother ISAAC ARNOLD my Attorney .. to make acknowledgement .. 11th April 1732.
      Presence Wm. White,
      Margaret x Arnold
      Wm. Sarjant
      1st September 1732 .. Power of Attorney recorded.
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      1731-1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book A [June Whitehurst Johnson]:
      Pages 340-343. May 5, 1732. William Duff of Parish of Hannover in King Geroge Co. to John Arnold of Pr. William Co., planter.... for 50 lbs. currant money....100 a....on south side of Tinnpott Run...part of patent granted to William Duff dated May 25, 1727... upper corner of patent. Deed of lease and release.
      Willm. (W) Duff
      Wit: Isaac Arnold, Willm. Sarjant.
      At court Sept. 20, 1732 William Duff acknowledged this deed of release to John Arnold.
      Elizabeth Duff the wife of William Duff who made the deed, do of my own free will relinquish all my right of Dower and thirds to 100 a. of land. May 4, 1732.
      Pages 343-344. William Duff of Parish of Hannover in King George Co. am bound unto John Arnold of Pr. William for sum of 100 lbs. currant money and dated May 4, 1732. The condition of above written obligation is such that William Duff hath conveyed unto John Arnold 100 a. Willm. (W) Duff
      At court Sept. 20, 1732, William Duff acknowledged this bond to John Arnold and wit. by Isaac Arnold, Willm. Sarjant.
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      1731-1732 Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book A [June Whitehurst Johnson]: Page 341
      Dated 4 May 1732 Recorded 30 Sept 1732
      William Duff of Parish of Hanover in King George and John Arnold of Prince William. 50 lbs paid by Arnold for land "whereon the said John Arnold now liveth and inhabiteth" and 100 acres in Prince William County south side of Tinn Pott Run "part of a Patent granted to William Duff which bears date the 25th day of May 1727."
      Witnesses: Isaac Arnold, William Sarjant.
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      1732-1735 Prince William County, Virginia Deed Book B [June Whitehurst Johnson]: Pages 288-291. July 15, 1734.
      William Duff of King George to Joseph Minter of Spot. Co.....for sum of 80 lbs, currant money of Virginia.....213 a. on both sides of south run of Broad Run part of a greater tract of 774 a. Deed of lease and release.
      William (WD) Duff
      Wit: Zach. Taylor, Robert Green, George Neavill.
      July 16, 1734 rec. of Joseph Minter 42 lbs., 11 shillings and 8 pence half penny.
      At court July 17, 1734 William Duff acknowledged this release with receipt endorsed as also a bond for performance of covenants.
      Pages 291. William Duff of King George am held and firmly bound unto Joseph Minter of Spots. Co. in sum of 200 lbs. curr. money July 16, 1734. The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bounden William Duff hath sold unto Joseph Minter 213 a. on south run of Broad Run and whereas Elizabeth the wife of William not careing to go to court to acknowledge her right of Dower to said Joseph Mintor and if so be that she shall after the decease of William Duff disturb the said. Joseph Minter or any other person or persons then holding the land, then this obligation to be void and of non effect otherwise to remain in full force power and virtue.
      At court July 17, 1734 William Duff acknowledged this bond to Joseph Minter.
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      1729-1735 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1-A; [Antient Press]; Page 282-283
      Indenture 8th October 1733 bettween WILLIAM DUFF of Hanover Parish King George County Planter & JOHN ROSE of same Planter .. for five hundred pounds Tobacco & Cask and the Quitrents for 100 acres to be paid yearly hath granted to farm Lett unto JOHN ROSE beginning head of spring Branch where JOHN TAYLOR formerly lived; across EDWARD TAYLORS old field to line of WILLIAM HUDSON; to line of Capt. BENJAMIN STROTHERS .. to hold during natural lives of JOHN ROSE & FRANCES ROSE his now wife .. or Survivor paying on 10th Decr. yearly .. Patys (sic) above do bind themselves to each other .. penal sum of 5000 pounds of Tobacco .. to be paid at Breach or denial of any agreement ..
      Presence John Brown,
      Jno. Wetheral, Wm: Sarjant Wm. x Duff
      3rd May 1734 .. Deed of Lease recorded.
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 24 1986, No. 3; Page 4
      Virginia Land Patent Book 16
      William Duff of King George County, 2400 acres in Orange County bounded by the South Fork of Board Bind River by Berryman's Commodity Mountain, Duff's Run and Beaverdam Run, 2000 acres formally granted to William Duff by patent 17 September 1731 and rest not patented. 7 July 1735

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      1735-1743 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 2; [Antient Press]; Page 27-31
      Indenture made 29th/30th April 1736 between WILLIAM SETTLE of Parish Hanover King George County Planter and RICHARD GREEN of same county Planter .. for deeds of lease & release .. for sum Thirty & five pounds current money of Virginia sold 50 acres being part of Patent granted by the Proprietors of the Northern Neck of Virginia unto WILLIAM BALTROP, JAMES GREEN & FRANCIS LEWIS for 1050 acres .. which said 50 acres bounded on north side of Western main branch of Gengoteague Creek; near land of WILLIAM DUFF to mouth of small branch which divides this Land from Land of ROBERT RANKINS; line of ALFORD HEAD ..
      Presence Clapham Richardson, William Settle
      Thomas Arnold
      At a court held 7th May 1736 .. Deed of Release recorded.
      Know all Men I WILLIAM SETTLE am bound unto RICHARD GREEN .. in sum Seventy pounds current money of Virginia .. 30th April 1736. Condition .. if William Settle truly keep all Covenants .. faithfully observe every the agreements .. Deeds .. above obligation to be void .. otherwise remain in full force ..
      Presence Clapham Richardson,
      William Settle
      Thomas Arnold
      At a court held 7th May 1736 .. Bond recorded.
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      1736-1738 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds & Will Book 8, Part 6 [Antient Press]; Page 315a
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty fourth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred thirty seaven, Between WILLIAM DUFF of Hanover Parish in County of KING GEORG

  • Sources 
    1. [S78] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. III, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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