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

Robert Beverley

Male 1701 - 1733  (31 years)


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  • Name Robert Beverley  [1
    Birth 6 Nov 1701  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 5 Jun 1733  Newlands, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32865  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Harry Beverley,   b. 1669, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Feb 1731, Newlands, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 62 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Smith,   b. Abt 1680, Brandon, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 6 Aug 1720, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1696  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F16017  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne Stanard,   b. 26 Aug 1711, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1769, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 59 years) 
    Marriage 10 Apr 1729  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Beverley,   b. 10 Jun 1730, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1733, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 2 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Harry Beverley,   b. Abt 1732, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1774, Hazelwood, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 42 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F16179  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      BEVERLEY, ROBERT, St. George's Parish, d. May 12, 1733, p. June 5, 1733. Wit. Elias Watt, Jerome Armon, Larkin Chew, W. Beverley. Ex. my wife; cousin William Beverley and my brother Benjamin Winslow, in case of my wife's marriage. Leg. Mentions late father, Mr. Harry Beverley; nephew Beverley Stanard 6000 acres of land, part of the tract at the mountains in Spotsylvania Co. called Octonia Land; brother-in-law Benjamin Winslow 300 acres of the same tract; to Anthony Head 200 acres of the same tract to include the plantation the said Head now lives on; to Robert Dearing 200 acres of the Octonia Tract; my only son Harry Beverley, not to be sent to England, but put to school at ye college at the age of ten years, William Beverley to be his guardian; my three unmarried sisters, Mary, Catharine and Agatha, to live in my house at Newland as previously; wife Ann Beverley; my five sisters; my sister Stanard's two daughters. Page 188)
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      BEVERLEY, HARRY, St. George's Parish, d. Nov. 30, 1730, p. Feb. 12,
      1730-1. Wit. John Gordon, John Henderson, William Chapman, Thomas Sellars. Ex. son Robert Beverley. Leg. daughter Elizabeth Stanard, the lower part of my tract of land on the River Ta, in Spotsylvania Co., that lies below the branch that is next to Col. John Robinson's bridge; daughter Mary, the residue of above tract; daughter Margaret; daughter Susanna; daughter Catharine; daughter Judith, 1000 acres adjoining the land I sold to Andrew Harrison; daughter Agatha; son Robert, balance of lands not disposed of. Page 119)
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 107
      THIS INDENTURE made the Second day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty four; Between JOSEPH HANNIS of the one part and ROBERT BEVERLEY of the other part; Wittnesseth that JOSEPH HANNIS in consideration of the sum of five shillings to him in hand paid by ROBERT BEVERLEY, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto ROBERT BEVERLEY one plantation containing one thousand acres of land lying in Spotsylvania County together with the profitts of the premises, To have and to hold the land and plantation with appurtenances unto ROBERT BEVERLEY from the day before the date hereof for and during the term of one whole year from thence next ensueing, paying therefore the rent of one ear of corn at the Feast of Saint Michael the Arch Angel if the same be demanded to the intent that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for the transferring of uses to possession, ROBERT BEVERLEY may be in actual possession of the premises and be thereby enable to accept the release of the inheritance thereof to him and his heirs, In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
      BENJAMIN ROBINSON JOSEPH HANNIS
      ARCHIBALD McPHERSON
      NICHOLAS DAVIS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County the first Tuesday in October being the Sixth day of the said month JOSEPH HANNIS's Power of Attorney being first proved by the Oaths of WILLIAM STROTHER, FRANCIS HAY, MOSLEY BATTALEY and HARRY BEVERLEY unto RICHARD BAYLEY, the said RICHARD BAY- LEY by virtue of the said Power of Attorney acknowledged this Lease for Land to Mr. ROBERT BEVERLEY which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 107-108
      THIS INDENTURE made the Sixth day of May in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty four; Between JOSEPH HANNIS and CATHERINE his Wife, late of the ISLAND of BARBADOES now of ESSEX County of one part and ROBERT BEVERLEY of the County of ESSEX of the other part; Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of sixty pounds sterling to JOSEPH HANNIS in hand paid by ROBERT BEVERLEY, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath and by these presents doth bargain and sell unto ROBERT BEVERLEY [in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession] all that plantation containing by estimation one thousand acres be it more or less lying in County of Spotsylvania lnow or late in the tenure or occupation of ROBERT BEVERLEY or his assigns being bounded, Begining at a white Oak in a line of WARNER's Pattent, thence North forty five degrees Westerly five hundred and fifty poles to a white Oak, thence South thirty five degrees Westerly one hundred and eighty poles to a red Oak, thence South twenty five degrees Easterly two hundred poles to a white Oak, thence North eighty degrees Easterly ninety two poles to three small black Oaks, thence South fifty degrees Easterly three hundred and twenty poles, thence North twenty five degrees Easterly two hundred and fifty poles to the beginning, To have and to hold the plantation and premises with appurtenances unto ROBERT BEVERLEY and his heirs [the rents and services from henceforth to grow due to the King his heirs excepted and foreprized] and JOSEPH HANNIS for himself his heirs unto ROBERT BEVERLEY his heirs against all persons will for ever warrant and defend by these presents; In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand
      and seal the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      BENJAMIN ROBINSON JOSEPH HANNIS
      ARCHIBALD McPHERSON CATHERIN HANNIS
      NICHOLAS DAVIS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County of the first Tuesday in October being the Sixth day of the said month Anno 1724 JOSEPH HANNIS Power of Attorney being first proved by the Oaths of WILLIAM STROTHER, FRANCIS HAY, MOSLEY BATTALEY and HARRY BEVERLEY unto RICHARD BAYLEY, the said RICHARD BAYLEY by virtue of the Power of Attorney acknowledged this Release for land to Mr. ROBERT BEVERLEY which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 348
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth day of June 1728 Between HARRY BEVERLEY of Newland in County of Spotsylva of one part and ROBERT BEVERLEY of place and County aforesd WITNESSETH that the sd Harry for the natural love & affection that he hath & beareth to his aforesd Son Robert and for his better advancement in this world and for several other causes hath granted unto his said Son Robert all the residue which he the said Harry hath not already sold & parted with of these two tracts of land following being in the Parish of South farnham in County of Essex (to wit) one Tract of land containing 2000 acres granted to ROBERT BEVERLEY Father to said Harry by Patent date the 20th day of April 1670 and in the Second year of the Reign of King Charles the Second and one other tract of land containing 3000 acres granted to the sd Robert Beverley Father of sd Harry by Patent date the 21st of September 1674 wch sd tracts of land were given and bequeathed to sd Harry by his Father as by his last Will may appear
      Signed in the presence of us W. BEVERLEY, Harry Beverley
      WM LICORISH
      At Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the 16th day of July 1728
      This Deed of Gift Indented to his Son admitted to record.
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 12
      Spotsylvania County Court 2 of February 1730/31
      - The Agreements made between ROBERT BEVERLEY Gent. and his Servant, JOHN HENDERSON, dated the second day of February One thousand seven hundred and thirty, was approved on p the Court, And on desire of both parties, Ordered that the same be Certified
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 13
      Spotsylvania County Court 2 of February 1730/31
      - The Agreement made between ROBERT BEVERLEY Gent. and his Servant, JOHN HENDERSON which is Vizt. The Agreement made this 2d: day of February 1730 between ROBERT BEVERLEY & his Servant, JOHN HENDERSON, is as follows: the said ROBERT does discharge the said JOHN from his service & set him free immediately in consideration whereof the said JOHN does agree to pay unto the said ROBERT Forty Shillings current money and to acquit him of his Freedom Dues, if he has a right to any, also to finish the Lathing of the sd ROBERT's Dwelling House, the faceing of his Windows & Doors putting up the Skirt boards and altering the partitions & closett, was approved by the Court and on desire of both parties, Ordered that the same be recorded & Certified
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Augt. 6, 1734. William Beverley and Ann Beverley, Executors of the last will and testament of Robt. Beverley of Spts. Co., Esqr., Decd., to Lawrence Battaille of Caroline Co. £110 ster., 1000 a. in Spts. Co. Eliza. Jones, Catherine Beverley, Zach. Taylor. Sept. 3, 1734.
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 270-271
      Essex SS THOMAS COLEMAN being Sworn saith, That he well remembers that there was a Sufficient house built on the Lott in Tappa. a Town Plat number'd thirty two ( being the Lot on the River Side next above that JAMES CURTIS now lives on ) before this Deponents Father Capt. ROBERT COLEMAN now deced sold the same to Colo ROBERT BEVERLEY now deceased and the said House was made use of for a COOPERS SHOP & other uses for Several years and further this Deponent saith not At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa, on the 18th day of August 1741
      THOMAS COLEMAN made oath to this his Deposition on the motion of Colo. WILLIAM BEVERLEY was admitted to record
      Test W. BEVERLEY Cl Cur
      And is truly recorded by H. ROBINSON D Cl Cur
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      1742-1751 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book D; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Wm. Beverley of Blandfield, Essex Co., Esqr., guardian of Harry Beverley, son and heir of Robert Beverley, late of Spts. Co., Esqr., Decd. Power of attorney to William Waller "of sd. county, Gentl., Dated, June 20, 1750. Witnesses, R. Tunstall, W. Russell. Recd. Oct. 2, 1750.
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      1751-1761 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book E; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 3, 1759. Joseph Hannis of province of North Carolina, Gent., to Wm. Waller of Spts. Co., Va., Gent. Whereas a decree of the Court of Chancery, April 13, 1758, in a suit pending between Joseph Hannis, Pltf., vs. Wm. Waller and Ann, his wife, and Harry Beverley, Gent., Defds., etc., mentions Slaves and Sale and lease of lands, etc.; also principal of a debt due from Joseph Hannis, Decd. (father of the sd. Joseph, party to these presents), to Robert Beverley, Decd., father to the sd. Harry, a party to these presents, etc., of £181 8s. 4d. Ster. Joseph Hannis, party to these presents, agrees to sell certain slaves to sd. Waller. £501 10s. 6d. Curr., etc., etc. Witnesses, James Mills, Jno. Waller, Wm. Wood. Feby. 6, 1759.
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      URL (Click on link) http://lvaimage.lib.va.us/cgi-bin/GetLONN.pl?first=455&last=&g_p=P10&colle ction=LO Patent
      Title Beverly, Robert.
      Publication 20 February 1719.
      Other Format Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41.
      Related See also the following surname(s): Beverley.
      Note Location: Essex County.
      Grantee(s): Beverly, Robert and Jones, Thomas.
      Description: 15,000 acres in the Counties of Essex and King and Queen, beginning at a spanish oak by Rappahanock River side, being the corner of a pattent granted to Jas. Harrison, John Bowzee and the four orphans of George Mott, dated Nov. 29th, 1674.
      Source: Land Office Patents No. 10, 1710-1719, p. 455 (Reel 10).
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      1724-1726 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 12; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 23
      ROBERT BEVERLEY, ESQR., 1650 acs. (0. & N. L.), in St. Margaret's Parish in King William Co., & in St. George's Par., in Spotsylvania Co; beg. just above mouth of a little beavor dam by S. side of the River Poe; 17 Aug. 1725, Page 233. 40 Shill. 1250 acs. parr granted Harry Beverley, Gent., 23 Mar 1715 & assigned to sd. Robert; 400 acs. patt (200 acs. in each of sd. counties) now taken & included in the above survey.
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      1726-1730 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 13; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 44
      ROBERT BEVERLEY, ESQR., of Williamsburgh; 24,000 acs. (Lapsed L.), Spotsyl. Co; on S. side of Rappidan (Riv.); beg, at the head of a valley about 1/4 of a mile below the mouth of Laurell Run, cor. to Baylor, James Taylor, William Todd, John Taliaferro. & John Battaile; 27 Sept. 1729, Page 408. Granted to Bartholomew Yates, Lewis Latane, Christopher Robinson, John Robinson, Esqr., Jeremiah Clowder, Harry Beverley, William Stanard, & Edwin Thacker, 20 July, 1722, on condition of seating & planting, which they failed to do; &c. 120 Lbs., Money
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      1728-1732 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 14; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 17
      ROBERT BEVERLEY, ESQR., 4254 acs. (N. L.), in King & Queen & Caroline Co.'s; 24 Feb. 1730, Page 451. 17 Lbs., 15 Shill., & Imp. of 14 pers: Robert Rose, Jerome Armore, Mungo Roy, Edward Barradell, Adam Reid, James Reid, John Wilcox, Alexander Parker, Pittman Scandutt (or Scandrett), John McCollock, John Froman, John Cordell, March Weeks, Thomas Parker.
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      1728-1732 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 14; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 40
      ROBERT BEVERLEY, ESQR., 200 acs. (N. L.), King Wm. Co., in St. Margaret's Par; on the Boot Sw; adj. Col. Jenings; Hanse Hendrick; & Mixon's land; 18 Sept. 1732, Page 462. 20 Shill.
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      1728-1732 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 14; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 48
      ROBERT BEVERLEY, ESQR., 929 acs. (N. L.), Caroline Co., in St. Margaret's Par; by up. side of the Main Road; cor. of Thomas Ham; adj. Timothy Chandler; William Durret; & lines of Mauldin; Higgins; & Quarles; 28 Sept. 1732, Page 529. 55 Shill., & Imp. of 8 pers: John Brown, John Robinson, Robt. Moxon, Geo. Tilly, Augustin Atherton, James Parker, Roderick Gordon, & James Power.

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

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