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

William Beverley

Male 1696 - 1756  (60 years)


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  • Name William Beverley  [1, 2
    Birth 1696  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 28 Feb 1756  Blandfield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I33719  Tree1
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

    Father Robert Beverley,   b. 1673, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Apr 1722, Beverley Park, Drysdale Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 49 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Ursula Byrd,   b. 29 Nov 1681, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Oct 1698, Jamestown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 16 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1693  Jamestown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F17409  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Bland,   b. 29 May 1706, Jordan's Point, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Abt 1770, Blandfield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Marriage Aft 1722  St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Ursula Beverley,   b. Abt 1735, Blandfield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1778, 'Marmion' King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 44 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Robert Beverley,   b. 21 Aug 1743, Blandfield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Apr 1800, Blandfield, St. Anne's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 56 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F15815  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 22 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      WILL OF WILLIAM BEVERLY, 1756.
      [The will of William Beverley of "Blandfield", Essex County, Member of the Council and patentee of the great Beverley Manor tract in Augusta County has not heretofore been discovered. In the recently published abstracts of the records of Augusta County, by Judge Lyman Chalkley, it was shown that a copy of the will was recorded in a suit in that County. We are indebted to Mr. Armistead C. Gordon of Staunton, a member of the Executive Committee of the Society, for a exact copy. It appears from this that the will was proved in the General Court and destroyed by fire with the other records of that Court. It is evident that when James Brown, clerk of the General Court, made the copy filed in Staunton, that the original record was mutilated as the copy omits the amount of the money legacy to Anna Beverley and does not give the name of the person commemorated by the tombstone which is ordered. An elaborate genealogy of the Beverley family has been published in this Magazine*in Vol. II, 4; III, 1, 2, 3; XX, 2, 3, 4; XXI, 1, 2, 3. The numbers in Vols. II and III, are not now for sale.] **

      In the Name of God, Amen. I, William Beverley of Elan-field in the parish of St Ann in the County of Essex Virginia Esquire being in Tolerable health and of sound mind & memory do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following Imprimis I do order my Executors herein after named to pay all my just debts that I owe to my several creditors.
      Item I do lend unto my dear and loving wife Elizabeth during her natural life and in full consideration of her thirds Dower or childs part of all my estate real and personal and in lieu thereof all my lands and plantations in the County of Essex together with all my slaves cattle horses hogs and sheep unusually kept thereon and I also give her on the said consideration all my household goods carts and tools with corn belonging to the said Plantations also all my household Goods and Plate which I now have in England also my chair and coach if Mr. Edward Athawes has bought one for me at the time of my death as I have directed him all this in full consideration as aforesaid.
      Item whereas I have already given unto my son in law James Mills in Money & slaves to the value of one thousand pounds Sterling I do therefore give and bequeath unto my dear daughter Elizabeth the now wife of the said James Mills and her heirs forever the further sum of five hundred pounds Sterling.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my dear daughter Ursula the now wife of William Fitzhugh and her heirs forever the sum of five hundred pounds Sterling having also already paid her said Husband the sum of one thousand pounds Sterling Memorandum that these legacies are in full of my said two daughters marriage portions.
      Item I give and bequeath unto my dear daughter Anna Beverley to the paid her on the day of her marriage or when she comes to the age of twenty-one years which shall first happen and in the mean time I order that she be maintained out of her brothers Estate.
      Item I do give and bequeath unto my dear son Robert and-to his heirs forever all the rest of my estate both real and personal and the fee simple of the estate above devised to his dear Mother but if he shall happen to depart this life before he shall attain to the age of twenty one years (which God forbid) Then and in such case I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth Mills and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever all my Lands in the Counties of King & Queen and Essex and my lands called Pewmazeno situate lying and being on both sides of the Mill pond of the Mill commonly called Taliaferros Mill in the county of Caroline and now belonging to Thomas Roy and Adam Lindsey together with one third of all the negroes left my wife and son and all these lands and negroes are to go to and descend together in manner to my dear daughter Elizabeth as aforesaid but on the express condition that she and her heirs shall convey unto my dear daughter Anna all their right and title of in and to my tract of land of four thousand acres called Elkwood situate in the County of Culpeper which was settled by act of assembly in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and twenty two and in the same manner as therein in this my will shall give it her & if my said daughter Mills and her heirs shall refuse to convey to it her as aforesaid then and in such case all the said tracts of lands herein bequeathed to my dear daughter Mills to go to my dear daughter Anna & to descend in the same manner as the other lands will in this my will be given unto her are appointed to go and descend and no otherwise and then my said dear daughter Mills to have all these lands I shall give and bequeath to my dear daughter Anna on the same terms as I give and bequeathed in King & Queen Essex and Caroline to her And in case of failure of Issue of the body of my said dear daughter Mills lawfully begotten I give and bequeath all the said lands and slaves to my dear daughter Ursula Fitzhugh and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and on failure of such Issue I give and bequeath the said lands and Slaves to my dear daughter Anna and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever Item in case of the death of my dear son Robert as aforesaid I give and bequeath unto my daughter Ursula Fitzhugh and the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever one third of all the negroes left my wife and son and all my lands in the County of Caroline containing about fourteen thousand one hundred and seventy four acres commonly called Beverley Chace be the same more or less and my Lotts in Port Royal and on failure of such Issue I give the Lands and Slaves to my dear daughter Anna and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever and on failure of such Issue I give the said lands and Slaves unto my dear daughter Elizabeth Mills and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever. Item in case of the death of my dear son Robert Beverley as aforesaid I give and bequeath unto my dear daughter Anna Beverley and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever one third part of all my slaves and all my lands in the Counties of Culpeper and Prince William and my Lotts in Falmouth & Fredericksburgh and on the failure of such Issue I give the said lands lotts and slaves to my dear daughter Elizabeth Mills & the heirs of her body lawfully begotten for ever and on failure of such Issue I give the said slaves lands and Lotts to My dear daughter Ursula Fitzhugh and to the heirs of her body lawfully begotten forever. Be it Remembered that it is my intention that in all these bequests of slaves to my dear daughters the increase of them to go and, descend in the several Intails as if they had been expressly named.
      Item I desire my Executors will buy for each of themselves a pair of good horses fit for coach or chair and charge my estate with their cost.
      Item I desire my Executors will send to London for a neat Marble Tombstone and have it placed over his body at the charge of my estate he departed this life at Beverley Park the 21st of April 1722 new Stile and lies buried there. {mm - this is for his father Robert Beverley}
      Item it is my desire that my body may be Intered as privately as may be without any pomp or funeral sermon. Item I do nominate and appoint my well beloved wife and my cousen & Friend John Robinson Esqr of King & Queen Executors of this my last will and Testament and Guardians of my dear son Robert and of my dear daughter Anna And it is my will and desire that my son may remain under the care of Mr. Edward Athawes of London Mercht till he thinks proper to send him unto this Country. And it is also my intent that my wife is not to make up the loss or decrease of the Horses Cattle Sheep or Hogs or other personal estate. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this third day of december in the year one thousand seven hundred and fifty five being all written with my own hand and the several obliterations also made by myself
      W. Beverley (L. S.)
      Sealed & declared to be his last will & Testament in the Presence of us.
      Item my will and desire is and I do impower either of my Executors to sell all my Lands in Augusta and Isle of Wight and add the produce to my Personal estate. Item if money should be wanted for the payment of my debts and legacies before my Crops & Rents and other profits of my estate can raise money sufficient for the payment of them I do hereby impower my Executors to borrow enough for the payment thereof at interest. In Testimony whereof I have to this my last will and Testament set my hand and seal the day and year first above written.
      W. Beverley (L. S.)
      Sealed & declared to be the last Will and Testament of the within named William Beverley by him in presence of us. Archibald Ritchie, Chs. Mortimer, John Corrie, James Emerson.
      Virginia Sst.
      At a General Court held at the Capitol the 3rd day of May 1756.
      This will was proved according to law by the oaths of John Corrie and James Emerson, witnesses thereto & ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of John Robertson Esqr one of the Executors therein named who made oath according to law Certificate was granted him for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form giving security whereupon he together with Ralph Wormeley and Bernard More Gent. his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of ten thousand Pounds current money conditioned as the law directs liberty nevertheless being reserved to Elizabeth Beverley the Executrix named in the said will to Join in the Probat thereof when she shall think fit.
      Teste
      Ben Waller C. Cur.
      A Copy
      Teste
      J. Brown C. G. C.

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      1654-1800 Westmoreland County, Virginia Wills [Augusta B. Fothergill]; Page 122

      LEE, HENRY, Parish of Cople, 28 Aug. 1747; 21 Oct. 1747. My son John my King Copsico tract and 20 slaves; son Richard land where I live given me by my father Col. Richard Lee decd. and 26 slaves; son Henry land in Prince William given me by my bro. Richard, 3500 acres in Fairfax County and 20 slaves; my grandfather Henry Corbin and his dau. Lettice who was my mother; daughter Lettice; wife Mary; bro. Thomas Lee, Esq., and Col. William Beverley and sons John and Richard exrs. Codicil 15 Oct. 1747. My daughter Lettice wife of William Ball of Lancaster, gent., 40 and household furniture.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 35-37.
      15 May 1719. John Hines of Essex County, boatwright, to William Beverley of same county, Gent. For 4000 pounds of tobacco. All his right to all the land with buildings thereon within the bounds of all patents granted to any of the former proprietors of the land whereon William Beverley now dwells and now in his possession by virtue of indentures of lease and release made between Nathaniel Burwell, Gent„ attorney for Messrs. Micajah Perry and Richard Perry of London, merchants, to the said Wm Beverley.
      John Hines
      Wit: Robt. Parker, R. Tunstall.
      19 May 1719. Acknowledged by John Hines. Ann Hines, wife of John Hines relinquished her dower right
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 142.
      18 Sept. 1719. Sarah Taylor of St. John's Parish, King William County, appoints Wm. Beverley of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, her attorney to acknowledge unto Henry Reeves Senr. of Southfarnham Parish, Essex County, her right of dower to 500 acres.
      Sarah Taylor
      Wit: A. Somorvell, Henry Reeves Jr., Joseph Reeves.
      17 Nov. 1719. Proved by Alex [Somor]vell and Henry Reeves Junr.
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      1718-1721 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 16; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 237. 1 Nov. 1720. Alexander Spotswood, His Majesty's Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of the Colony and Dominion of Virginia., To William Beverley, Gentleman.
      Whereas by the death of William Cocke, Esqr., late Secretary of this Dominion, all offices held by virtue of any commission from him are to cease, I continue you to be Clerk of the Court of the County of Essex.
      A. Spotswood
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      1721-1724 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 17; [Antient Press]; Page 179-181
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come JOHN CARTER Esqr, sends greeting. Whereas his present Majesty George by the Grace of God King of Great Brittain france & Ireland Defender of the Faith & by his Royal Letters Patents under the Great Seal of Great Britain bearing date at Westminster the 13th day of July in the Eighth year of his reign did give & grant unto the said John Carter of the Office & Place of Secretary of this his Majts. Colony & Dominion of Virginia, To Have & hold the said Office unto me the said John Carter by my Self or my sufficient Deputy or Deputys (who should reside in the said Colony & for whom I should be answerable) during my natural life together with all the fees, rights, profits privileges & advantages to the said Office belonging as by the said Letters Pattents relation being hereunto had may more fully appear Now Know Ye that I the said John Carter do by these presents appoint WILLIAM BEVERLEY Gentleman to he Clerk of the County of Essex and I do require the said William Beverley to attend the Justices at every Court thereto be holden to enter & draw up all Orders & judgments of Court and to do & perform all such acts and things as are incident to the said Place & Office to which intent the said justices are hereby required to give unto him the said William Beverley full & free admission to the sd place & office and I do by these presents grant unto him the said William Beverley full power & authority to require, take receive & enjoy to his own propr. use & particular behoof all fees Vails Dutys priviledges & perquisites whatsoever belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said place & office To have & to hold the said Office of Clerk of the said County to him the said William Beverley during my pleasure and I do hereby release all former Commissions granted for the said place In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & Seal at Williamsburgh this twenty fourth day of April 1723 in the Ninth
      Year of his Majj. Reign John Carter
      At Court held for Essex County ye 18th day of June 1723
      William Beverley presented this Commission & after having taken the usual oaths to ye Crown & Subscribed the Test was sworn Clerk of the County Court & on his motion is admitted to record
      Teste W. BEVERLEY CIECur
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 55-58
      This Indenture made the thirtyeth/thirty first day of March 1725 by & between JAMES BOOTH of the Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex & WILLIAM BEVERLEY of the Parish & County aforesaid Witnesseth that in consideration of the sum of five pounds Currt money of Virga the said James doth confirm for himself & his heirs unto the said William Beverley & his heirs all that twenty acres of land situate in Parish of St. Anne in County of Essex & on the upper side of the Creek that runs between said Booth's house and his sd William's house being all the land the said James holds between said William's lines and said Creek which said premises now are in the actual possession of said William and further that he the said James his heirs shall at any time within the space of seven years next ensueing make lawfull assurance & Act in the Law for the further better and more absolute assuring of sd premises to ye aforesaid
      In the presence of us James Booth
      ANN HENLEY,
      WM HY. TERRETT, ISAAC MAYFIELD
      At Court held for Essex County ye 20th day of April 1725
      This Lease & Release acknowledged is admitted to record
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      1726-1729 King George County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 561-562
      Indenture 1st October 1728 between ROBERT CARTER, WILLIAM THORNTON, JOHN FITZHUGH and CHARLES CARTER Directors & Trustees of the Town of Falmouth King George County of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLY of Essex County of other part .. for sum of five pounds current money of Virginia .. conveyed one Lott or half acre of land numbered 3 .. according to Platt .. To have and to hold .. (See folio 553 to Mann Page) .. Presence John Warner, Robert Carter Wm. Thornton
      Robert Jones, Benja. Rush John Fitzhugh Charles Carter
      Memo - October 1st 1728 .. Livery & Seizin .. THOMAS TURNER presented into Court this Deed for one Lott No. 3 on behalf of said WILLIAM BEVERLY
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      1724-1730 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press}: Page 27
      Spotsylvania County Court 3d of November 1724
      - On Petition of WILLIAM BEVERLEY Gent., in behalte of him selfe & others for a ROAD to he cleared from the end of the ROAD whereof JACOB WALL is Overseer down to the ford by ye sd BEVERLEYs Quarter, ordered that ROBERT GREEN, ABRAM. FIELD and FRANCIS KERELEY or any two of them do lay it out the least prejudicial to any Proprietors of land & make report of their proceedings to the next Court
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 139-141
      This Indenture made the fifteenth/sixteenth day of November 1725 Between HARRY BEVERLEY of Newland in the County of Spotsylvania and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex gent Witnesseth that said Harry in consideration of two hundred & fourteen pounds four shillings Sterling money of great Brittain paid by said William Beverley hath granted unto said William Beverley his heirs all that 831 acres of land in Parish of St. Mary in County of Essex granted unto said Harry Beverley by pattent bearing date the 23rd day of October 1719 (Except 117 acres part of the said pattent sold by said Harry Beverley unto MARY LINDSEY by deeds of lease and release acknowledged in Essex County Court the twentieth day of December 1720) the said Patent being bounded begining at the floud gates of TALIAFERROS MILL at the East end of the Mill Dam thence up the mill dam & main swamp to the Land formerly granted to ALEXANDFR FLEMING thence along the lines of that pattent to the land of DEANE & CLAPHAM thence along their lines to the land in a pattent granted MAJR GENL ROBERT SMITH thence along his line to the land formerly granted THOMAS LUCAS JUNR thence along his lines to Peumansend Creek thence up the main run of the Creek to Taliaferros Mill thence along the mill swamp to the beginning
      In presence of us WIL ROBINSON, Harry Beverley
      ROBERT JONES, W HENY TERRETT
      At Court held for Essex County the 16th day of November 1725
      This Deeds of Lease and Release indented admitted to record
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      1724-1728 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 18; [Antient Press]; Page 341-342a
      THIS INDENTURE made this Seventeenth/Eighteenth day of May 1728 Between NICHOLAS DAVIS of the Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex Planter of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of Parish & County aforesd Witnesseth that the sd Nicholas Davis for sum of Fifty pounds current mony and two thousand pounds of Lawful Tobacco by these presents doth confirm unto sd William Beverley in his actual possession now being by Virtue of Bargain & sale made by sd Nichs. Davis for term of one year and by Virtue Statute of Transferring all that parcel of land in Parish & County aforesaid & bounded Beginning at a marked hickkory corner tree to this land & land of JAMES BOOTH nigh BRICEs run side thence up the said Brices run the several courses thereof Joyn. Land of THOMAS DAVIS thence along his line to land purchased by HENRY NEWTON Deced of HUMPHREY BOOTH decd thence along his lines to the land of JOSEPH MERRIT thence along his lines to the Land of said William Beverley thence along his Line to the Land of James Booth thence along his line to the Beginning tree containing 130 acres more or less Eighty acres part of the said Land being purchased by ye said Nicholas Davis of SALVATOR MUSCOE as by Deeds recorded in Essex County Court the 15th day of Janury 1722 and the Remainder of the said Land was given & bequeathed by THOS. DAVIS decd in his last Will &Testament bearing date the 23rd day of January 1717 to the said Nicholas Davis his Son as by the said Last Will & Testament may
      more full appear . . .
      In presence of HARRY BEVERLEY, Nicholas Davis
      JOHN MILLARD, ROBERT CHARLESWORTH
      JAMES INGLIS
      At Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock the 18th June 1728
      This Indenture admitted to record.
      At a Court held for Essex County the 21st day of January 1728
      ANN DAVIS the Wife of Nicholas Davis freely relinquished her right of Dower to land conveyed which is admitted to record.
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      1730-1732 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 31
      Spotsylvania County Court 6th of April 1731
      - ROBERT GREEN Gent. is discharged from being Overseer of the Road from Mr. BARNES QUARTER to Majr. WILLIAM BEVERLEYs FORD, And ANTHONY SCOTT is appointed to serve in his room, And ordered that all the tithables that served under the former Overseer do serve under the said SCOTT in clearing & keeping in good repair the same
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 30, 1734. William Beverley of St. Ann's Par., Essex Co., Gent., to John Burk of St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., planter, deed of lease. 100 a. on Elkwood in St. Mark's Par., Spts. Co., whereon sd. John now dwells, etc., "said John, Mary, his wife, and Richard, his son," etc., 430 lbs. tob. yearly. Wit.: W. Russell, Anthony Scott, John Seaton, Edmd. Pagett. May 7, 1734.
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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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      1733-1735 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 1-5
      THIS INDENTURE made the 20th June 1733 Between JAMES BOOTH of County of Essex Planter of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of same County Gent Witnesseth that for the sum One thousand pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain the sd James Booth hath granted unto said William Beverley his heires forever One thousand two hundred and twenty three acres of land in the Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex aforesd One thousand one hundred and eighty six acres part of sd land being bounded as followeth Viet. Beginning at the mouth of the Creek next below the sd William now dwelling house on Rappahannock River & runing thence up the said Creek the several meanders to a red oak nigh ye head of sd Creek being a corner tree of a pattent granted to WILLIAM BENDRY now belonging to sd William Beverley thence South to a swamp or low grounds of Brices Run to the feet or bottom of the hill's round the Quieccosin before COVINGTON's, WINSLOW's & MAJOR WARING's lands to the River at the mouth of a Creek comonly called by the name of RALPH WARREN's or BAGGE's Creek thence up the River to the Beginning in cludeing all the Islands & Marshes next adjacent and the remaining Thirty seven acres of land being bounded beginning at Brices Run where the MAIN ROAD crosses the said Run thence down the main Road to a line of marked trees parting this land and the land of JOHN SMITH thence South West crossing Brices Run down the several courses thereof to the main road . .
      In presence of RO. BROOKE, WM. GRAY, James Booth
      D. GAINES; BENJA. VAWTER,
      RICHD. FARRIL; TOBIAS INGRAM
      MEMORANDUM that on the 17th day of July 1733 possession of the lands delivered by
      James Booth to William Beverley by a special Letter of Attorney hereunto annexed to
      said JAMES DAVIS by sd James Booth in presence of these hereby subscribed JOHN SLATER, RICHD. FARRIL, James Davis
      EDMD: PADGETT, HENRY ROBINSON,
      THEODORIK BLAND
      KNOW ALL MEN that I James Booth by these presents have made my friend James Davis my true and lawfull Attorney in my place deliver the aforesd lands with all appurtenances to sd William Beverley In Witness I have put my hand and seal this 20th day of
      June MDCCXXXIII .
      In presence of us RO. BROOKE; WM. GRAY, James Booth
      D. GAINES; BENJA. VAWTER,
      RICHD. FARRIL, TOBIAS INGRAM
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on XVIIth day of July MDCCXXXIII
      This Deed and Livery of Seizen proved and sd Power of Attorney admitted to record.
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 24 1986, No. 2; Page 9-10
      Virginia Land Patent Book 15
      William Beverley and Robert Brooke, gentleman 3500 acres in Spotsylvania County adjacent lands of Charles Burgess, deceased; upper side of Burgess River; imported 30 persons; Abraham Nicholas, Mary Nicholas, Abraham Nicholas Junior, Mary Nicholas Junior, John Mackcath, John Salter, William Walkingsham, John Corbett, John Page, Thomas Watkins, Alexander Parker Junior, John Coburn, James Crack, Henry Vernon, Lydia Vernon, Mary Vernon, Alexander Flisars [or Hoars], John Pemberton, John Powell Reins, Samuel Maynard, Michael Whorton, William Frazier, Richard Jones, Robert Patton, Hancock Dunbar, Henry Shorthose, Thomas Brown, Joseph Cross and William Dobson (P. 396). 27 January 1734/5
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      1735-1738 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 81-87
      THIS INDENTURE made the Fourteenth and Fifteenth day of December in the Ninth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second 1735 Between JOSEPH MERRITT of the Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex Planter of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of same gent. of other part Witnesseth that for sum Thirty pounds current money to said Joseph Merritt he doth fully confirm unto the sd William Beverley (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale and by force of Statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs forever All that parcell of land containing Thirty acres being the land whereon said Joseph Merritt now dwells and bounded beginning at a Spanish Oak Corner tree of said William Beverley formerly WILLIAM BEVERLEYs by the WIDOW DAVIS's Spring Branch thence along a line of marked trees under the hills to an hickory by the CHURCH ROAD thence along a line of marked trees which parts this land from the land of the said William Beverley formerly the land of WILLIAM BENDRY and thence along the said line to the beginning the same being all the land formerly purchased by JAMES MERRITT Father of the said Joseph Merritt of one HUMPHREY BOOTH by Deed dated the 7th of November 1696 and is now decended to said Joseph Merrit as Eldest Son and heir at Law of the said James Merritt .
      In presence of MARY PAGETT, Joseph Merritt
      THEO: BLAND; T. ROBINSON
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa, on the XVIth day of December MDCCXXXV Joseph Merrit acknowledged this Lease and Release to be his act and deed which on the motion of the said William was ordered to be recorded.
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      1735-1738 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 20, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 87-92
      THIS INDENTURE made the fifteenth and sixteenth day of December in the Ninth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second 1735 Between HENRY NEWTON of the Parish of St. Ann in the County of Essex Planter of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of the same Parish and County Gent. Witnesseth that said Henry Newton from sum Seventy four pounds ten Shillings current money of Virginia Both granted unto the said William Beverley (in his actual possession by virtue of bargain and sale and by virtue of the Statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs forever all that parcel of land containing Seventy eight acres in the Parish and County aforesaid bounded Begining at a red oak at the foot of a hill close by the CHURCH ROAD and runing thence North to a Corner Popler at the head of a branch thence South to a white and red oak on the South West side of the MAIN ROAD thence up the main road to MUSCOEs and CARGANs Corner red oak on the South West side of the Road thence along the old line South to the Old Church Road thence along the same to the beginning .. .
      In presence of W. RUSSELL, Henry Newton
      T. ROBINSON, SAML. PITTARD,
      RICHD, JARVIS
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the XVIth day of December MDCCXXXV Henry Newton acknowledged his Lease and Release indented with the receipt thereon indorsed to be his act and deed which was ordered to be recorded,
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      1734-1760 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 8
      At a court held 18 May 1736 .. application of WM. BEVERLEY Gent. .. improvements tract of four hundred acres .. patent 20 June 1734 .. granted to Robert Brookes, Gent., and by him afterwards conveyed to sd Beverley .. ordered Philemon Cavenaugh, John Conner, Lewis Davis Yancey .. certified 8 June 1736 .. one
      cabbin & falling trees, one dwelling house 16 foot by twelve, etc. .. total valuation £118.15.6. At a court held 15 June 1736 .. ordered to be recorded.

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      1738-1740 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 53-55.
      30 Sept. 1738. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to Miles Murfey of Orange County, planter. Lease for lives of Elizabeth Murfey the wife of said Miles Murfey, James Murfey and Miles Murfey their sons.
      100 acres and the plantation whereon he now dwells called Buxton's Cabbin, being part of a tract called Ursulana in the little fork of Rappahannock River. Annual rent of 430 pounds of tobacco delivered at a rolling house or warehouse at the falls of Rappahannock River, and four fat hens, capons or pulletts delivered at William Beverley's chief quarter at Elkwood. If he keeps more than two tithables working on the land he shall pay one hen and 100 pounds of tobacco additional for each.
      Murfey shall plant near his dwelling house 64 apple trees and shall keep all houses and fences in repair

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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 25 1987, No. 1; Page 63
      Virginia Land Patent Book 17
      William Beverley, gentleman, 51 acres in the parish of Drysdale, king and queen County, bounded by John Martin, Mr. Beverley Randolph and Chaffin. 9 July 1737

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      1738-1740 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 158-162
      23-24 July 1740. William Beverley of Essex County, Gent., to Randales McDonnald of Orange County. Lease and release; for £4.4.7 current money. 141 acres, part of Beverley Manner ... corner to Andrew Russell on the branches of Christie's Creek ••• Maxwell's branch .. W. Beverley
      Wit: Moses Thomson, William Skillirn, John Lewis. 24 July 1740
      ===
      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      April 1, 1740. Henry Willis, Esqr., and John Waller, Gent., Trustees. etc., of Town of Fredksburg, to William Beverley of Essex County, Gent. £5 5s. curr. Lot No. 15 in Fredksbg. Witnesses: Jos. Brock, Wm. Johnston, W. Robinson. April 1, 1740.
      ===
      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 208-209
      THIS INDENTURE made this sixth day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty Between WILLIAM BEVERLEY of the County of Essex gentn. of one part and JOSEPH LEEMON of the same County Planter of the other part Witnesseth that he the said WILLIAM BEVERLEY for sum of Seventy five pounds Sterling hath sold unto the said JOSEPH LEEMAN all that Plantation and tract of land whereon sd JOSEPH LEEMON now dwells containing two hundred and twenty nine acres and a half acre and twenty perches of land as by a Survey thereof made by Major ROBERT BROOKE Surveyor of said County being all the Lands which said JOSEPH LEEMAN conveyed to said WILLIAM BEVERLEY by his Deed of Bargain and Sale recorded in the General Court the Sixteenth day of April one thousand seven hundred and thirty six as by records will appear To Have and To Hold the said Plantation and land unto him the said JOSEPH LEEMAN his heirs forever. In Witness whereof said WILLIAM BEVERLEY set his hand and Seale
      in presence of FRANCIS LAFON, WILLIAM BEVERLEY
      GEORGE GARCK:, JNO. PAGETT
      At a Court Continued and held for Essex County at Tappa on the 18th day of February 1740 WILLIAM BEVERLEY Gent acknowledged this Indenture and Livery of Seisin endorsed to JOSEPH JEEMON to be his act and deed which on motion of said JOSEPH LEEMON is admitted to record
      ===
      1741 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 6; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 311-13.
      9 July 1741. Articles of agreement. William Russell of Orange County, Gent., and Robert Brooke of Essex County, Gent., with William Beverley of Essex County, Gent. His Majesty by letters pattent 6 September in the tenth year of his reign did grant unto William Beverley, Sir John Randolph late of the City of Williamsburg, Knight, since deceased, Richard Randolph of Henrico County, Gent., and John Robinson of King and Queen County, Gent., a tract of land called the Mannor of Beverley containing 118,491 acres beyond the great mountains on the River Sherrendo. Sir John Randolph, Richard Randolph and John Robinson by deed 17 Sept. 1736 recorded in the General Court did release to William Beverley all their right to the land. The letters pattent and deed of release were obtained by William Beverley in trust for himself and William Russell and Robert Brooke, two-fifths for William Russell and one-fifth for Robert Brooke. Part of the land by agreement of William Russell and Robert Brooke hath been sold by William Beverley. The consideration money is to be divided among them. In case William Beverley shall be put to any expenses for executing any deed, William Russell and Robert Brooke shall pay parts.
      W. Beverley
      Wit: Henry Armistead, T. Turner, Samuel Quarles.
      26 Nov. 1741. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq.
      ===
      1741 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 6; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 326-29,
      25-26 Nov. 1741. William Beverley, Esq., of Essex County to Robert Brooke of same. Lease and release; for £15 current money. 500 acres ... William Campbell's corner ... James Millis' line ... William Robinson's corner ... Robert Moffitt's line .
      W. Beverley
      Wit: Richd. Winslow, W. Russell, Hen. Downs.
      27 Nov. 1741. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq.
      ===
      1742-1743 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 1-2.
      25 Nov. 1742. William Beverley of Blanfield, Essex County, Esq., to Benja. Winslow of Essex County, Gent. For £175. 3000 acres given to Benjamin Winslow by the last will and testament of Robert Beverley, Esq., deceased, which Benjamin Winslow conveyed to William Beverley by deed recorded in the General Court 20 Oct. 1737 ...
      W. Beverley
      Wit: Richd. Barnes, Wm. Waller, Beverley Stanard.
      26 Nov. 1742. Acknowledged by William Beverley, Esq.
      ===
      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 219-221
      Essex SST. Whereas several Laws have appointed and confirmed to this County of Essex Fifty acres of Land for a TOWN and Whereas BENJAMIN ROBINSON, WILLIAM BEVERLEY, ALEXANDER PARKER and WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD. Gentlemen or any two of them are by order of the said County Court appointed Feoffees in Trust to make sale and dispose of the said Land according to Law; Now this Indenture Witnesseth that ALEXANDER PARKER and WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD, two of the Feoffees aforesaid, for Four hundred & fifty pounds of Tobacco and Cask paid by WILLIAM BEVERLEY have sold unto the said WILLIAM and to his heirs forever, three half acres or Lotts of Land in the Burgh of TAPPAHANNOCK being part of the said Fifty acres of Land and numbered Forty Six, Fifty One and Fifty Two, as by a Platt of the said Town Land made by Mr. HARRY BEVERLEY, Surveyor, the 13th day of July 1706 will appear which said three lotts were formerly granted to ROBERT BEVERLEY Gent. deceased, and by him Lapsed, To have and to hold the said Lotts to him the said WILLIAM BEVERLEY and his heirs forever in as full manner as is directed by one Act of the General Assembly begun at WILLIAMSBURG the 23d. of October 1705, entituled An Act for Establishing Ports and Towns; he or they paying the Rent for each Lott or half acre one ounce of flax seed and two ounces of Hemp seed on the tenth day of October annually to the Directors and Ben chers of the said Burgh of TAPPAHANNOCK (when they shall be elected) And the said WILLIAM BEVERLEY his heirs do begin within twelve months after the date hereof without delay proceed to build and finish on ech of the said Lotts one good house to contain Twenty feet square at the least, otherwise this grant for each Lott not so built upon to be void and the Lott or Lotts not so built upon and hereby granted be liable to the choice of any other person according to Law; In Witness whereof the said ALEXANDER PARKER and WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD have set their hands and seals this nineteenth day of March 1744
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
      ARTHUR SPICER, ALEXANDER PARKER
      BD. GAINES, T. BECKWITH WM. DAINGERFIELD
      Be it remembered that full possession of the three half acres or Lotts was taken &
      delivered by ALEXANDER PARKER & WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD by turf and twig to
      WILLIAM BEVERLEY in the presence of us T. BECKWITH
      ARTHUR SPICER
      BD. GAINES
      At a Court held for Essex County atTappa: on ye 19th day of March 1744
      This Indenture with the livery of seisin was acknowledged by ALEXANDER PARKER &
      WM. DAINGERFIELD Gent. to be their act and deed which was admitted to Record and is
      truely recorded Test JOHN LEE D. C. E. Cur.
      ===
      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 221-222
      Essex SSt. WHEREAS Several Laws have appointed to this County of Essex Fifty acres of Land for a Town And Whereas BENJAMIN ROBINSON, WILLIAM BEVERLEY, ALEXANDER PARKER and WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD Gentlemen or any two of them are by order of the said County appointed Feofees in Trust to make Sale of the said Land according to Law, NOW THIS INDENTURE WITNESSETH that ALEXANDER PARKER and WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD, two of the Feoffees aforesaid, for One hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco and Cask, have sold to WILLIAM BEVERLEY and to his heirs and assigns forever, one half acre or Lott of Land in the Burgh of TAPPAHANNOCK being part of the said Fifty acres or Lott of Land numbered Forty Five as by a Platt of the said Town Land made by HARRY BEVERLEY Gent., Surveyor., the thirteenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Six will plainly appear, And was formerly granted to BENJAMIN DEVERELL and by him Lapsed; To have and to hold to him the said WILLIAM BEVERLEY in as full manner as directed by one Act made at a General Assembly begun at WILLIAMSBURGH the twenty third day of October 1705 en tituled An Act for Establishing Ports and Towns, he or they paying Rent for the same one ounce of flax seed and two ounces of Hemp seed on the tenth day of October annually to the Directors and Benchers of the said Burgh (when they shall be elected), Provided the said WILLIAM BEVERLEY his heirs do begin within twelve months after the date hereof and without delay proceed to build and finish on the said Lott one good House to contain Twenty foot square at the least, otherwise this Grant to be void and the Lott herein granted lyable to the purchase of any other person according to Law; In Witness whereof the said ALEXANDER PARKER and WM.DAINGRFIELD have hereunto put their hands and seals this nineteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty four
      Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
      AUTHUR SPICER, ALEXANDER PARKER
      BD: GAINES, T. BECKWITH WM. DAINGERFIELD
      Be it remembered that full possession of the half acre or Lott within mentioned was
      taken & delivered by ALEXANDER PARKER & WM. DAINGERFIELD by Turf & twigg to the
      within named WILLIAM BEVERLEY in presence of us
      AUTHUR SPICER
      BD. GAINES
      T. BECKWITH
      At a Court held for Essex County atTappa: on ye 19th day of March 1744
      This Indenture with the Livery of seizes was acknowledged by ALEXANDER PARKER &
      WILLIAM DAINGERFIELD Gent. to be their act and deed which was admitted to Record
      Test JOHN LEE D. C. E. Cur.
      ===
      1745-1749 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 24, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page
      THIS INDENTURE made this Twentieth day of May in the Nineteenth year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord George the second by the grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland, King Defend of the faith &c., and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Forty Six; Between WILLIAM JONES of the Parish of St. Ann in County of Essex and ANN his Wife of one part and WILLIAM BEVERLEY of BLANFIELD in the Parish & County aforesaid, Esquire, of other part; Witnesseth that WILLIAM JONES and ANN his Wife in consideration of the sum of Fifty six Shillings current money of Virginia to them in hand by said WILLIAM BEVERLEY, by these presents doth bargin sell release and confirm unto WILLIAM BEVERLEY (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a Bargain and Sale to him thereof made for one whole year and by force of the Statute for transferring uses into possession) and to his heirs all that parcell of land containing Fourteen acres (be the same more or less) being part of the tract of land whereon the said WILLIAM JONES now dwells lying in the Parish and County aforesaid and bounded, Beginning at a Ring Oak by the side of a Branch of BRICES RUN in the line of BENJAMIN SMITH and runing thence North sixty two degrees and an half West one hundred forty four poles to the line of the land belonging to said WILLIAM BEVERLEY nigh a branch of BRICES RUN thence along said line South forty six degrees East one hundred and nineteen poles to two small Hiccories in the said line, thence North fifty degrees East fifteen poles to three white Oaks at the head of the first mentioned Branch, thence down the water course thereof to the beginning; and all woods trees profits commodities and appurtenances to said parcell of land belonging; To have and tohold the parcell of land with appurtenances unto WILLIAM BEVERLEY and his heirs freely and clearly discharged of all incumbrances (the Quitrents hereafter to grow due and payable for the said premises only excepted and foreprized), And WILLIAM JONES and ANN his Wife and their heirs the parcell of land unto WILLIAM BEVERLEY his heirs agaisnt all person shall warrant and forever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof the said parties to these presents have interchangably sett their hands and seals the day and year first above written Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      E PENDLETON, WILLIAM the mark of JONES
      WM. BROOKE, JOHN JONES ANN the mark of JONES
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappahannock County on the Twentieth day of May
      Anno Domini 1746 WILLIAM JONES and ANN his Wife (the said ANN being first pri-
      vately examined by FRANCIS WARING, Gent.) acknowledged this Release Indented to WILLIAM BEVERLEY Esqr., to be their act and deed which on the motion of the said WILLIAM BEVERLEY was admitted to record and is truly recorded
      Test JOHN LEE, 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.
      ===
      1749-1753 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book A; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 192-94.
      13 Nov 1749. William Beverley of Blandfield,. Essex County, Esqr., to William Abbot of Culpeper County
      planter. Lease of 104 acres, part of Elkwood ... on a branch ... line of Waddington Abbett lott saving liberty of making a path thro the land where it shall be necessary. For lives of William Abbet, Elizabeth his wife and Roger their son and the longest liver.,. yearly rent 474 pounds of tobacco on 27, November
      If Abbet shall work more than two tithables besides himself to pay for every tithable beside the two and himself 105 pounds_of tobacco additional
      William Abbet shall keep an orchard of one hundred good apple trees in good repair, well fenced, safe from horses, goats and sbeep and will keep all houses in good repair.
      W. Beverley
      Wit: W. Russell, Gabriel Jones, Waddington (W)_ Abbet.
      19 July1750. Proved by William Russell, Gabriel Jones and Waddington Abbet.
      ===
      1749-1753 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book A; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 195-97.
      13 Nov, 1749, William Beverley, of Blandfield, Essex County, Esqr to Waddington Abbet of Culpeper, planter.
      Lease of 104 acres part of Elkwood ... in a glade ... William Beverley's out line ..For lives of Waddington Abbet, his sons William and Waddington and the longest liver. yearly rent 474 pounds of tobacco on 27 November, If Abbet shall work more than two tithables besides himself to pay for every tithable beside the two and himself 105 pounds of tobacco additional rent. Waddington Abbet shall keep an orchard of one hundred good apple trees in good repair, well fenced, safe from cattle, horses, goats and sheep and will keep all houses in good repair
      W. Beverley
      Wit: W. Russell, Gabriel Jones, William (W) Abbet.
      19 July 1750. Proved by William Russell, Gabriel Jones and William Abbet.
      ===
      1749-1753 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book A; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 526-28.
      18 Nov. 1749. William Beverley of Blanfield in Essex County, Esquire, to John Farmer of Culpeper County, planter. Lease of 109 acres, part of Elkwood. ... corner to Roger Oxford (in Colo. Carter's line) ... on Carter's Run ... William Beverley's out line ... For lives of John Farmer, Mary his wife and Daniel their son. Annual rent 530 pounds of tobacco on 27 November in one note clear of discount, delivering the same at Falmouth Warehouse in King George County. If John Farmer shall work thereon more than two tithables beside himself, then to pay for every tithable beside the two and himself 105 pounds of tobacco. John Farmer shall keep an orchard with one hundred apple trees in good repair.
      W. Beverley
      Wit: W. Russell, John (JM) Mingee, Joseph Rosson.
      17 May 1753. Proved by William Russell.
      21 June 1753. Proved by John Mingee.
      ===
      1753-1757 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book B; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 99-102. 29 May 1753. William Beverley of Blanfield, Essex County, Esquire, to George Harding of Culpeper County, planter. Lease of 100 acres where he now dwells, part of a tract called Ursulana, formerly surveyed by Robert Brooke, surveyor of Essex, ... corner to Jacob Waller's lott on Great Indian Run ... to James Spilman's tenement ... along Foxe's line ... leaving liberty of making a path or rolling road through the land where it shall be necessary for and desired by one or more tenants ... For the lives of George and of his two sons Charles and George. Yearly rent on 7 December, one Falmouth note for 530 pounds of top leaf tobacco, tied up with the same in small bundles. If George shall work more than two tithables besides himself then to pay for each tithable over and above the two 105 pounds of tobacco additional rent. George shall within two years plant an orchard of sixty four good apple trees thrity feet asunder from each other and keep the orchard well trimmed and cultivated within a good fence safe from cattle, horses, goats and sheep, and keep all houses in good repair.
      W. Beverley
      Wit: James Spilman, Thomas Hopper Junr., Richard Young, Sur. 20 March 1755. Proved by James Spilman, Thomas Hopper Junr. and Richard Young.
      ===
      1753-1757 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book B; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 128-30.
      28 May 1753. William Beverly of Blanfield, Essex County, Esquire, to John Gouge of Culpeper County, planter. Lease of 100 acres where he now dwells, part of William Beverly's tract of land called Wakefield ... north side of the south river called Burgess River ... on the river bank near a clift of rocks ... by a rock stone ... surveyed by Richard Young, surveyor ... saving liberty of making a path or rolling road through the land where it shall be necessary for and desired by one or more tenants of William Beverly. For lives of John Gouge, Mary his wife and Benjamin their son. Yearly rent on 7 December at Falmouth or Fredericksburg, inspector's note for 530 pounds of tobacco tied up in small bundles ... If Gouge shall work more than two tithables besides himself, to pay for each over the two 105 pounds of tobacco additional, and shall not keep thereon any undertenant, shall plant an orchard of sixty four apple trees thirty five feet from each other within a good fence.
      W. Beverley
      Wit: W. Russell. Robert Coleman, William (W) Poe.
      21 June 1753 Proved by Robert Coleman and William Poe.
      20 June 1754. Proved- by William Russell, Gent,
      ===
      1753-1757 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book B; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 130-32:
      28 May 1753. William Beverly of Blanfield Essex County, Esqr., to William Poe of Culpeper-County, planter. Lease of 220 acres Where he now dwells, part of William Beverly's tract of land called Wakefield ... on the north side the south river called Burgess River ... to the mouth of the river ... up the Hedgeman River ... mouth of a branch ... surveyed by Richard Young, surveyor ... saving liberty of making a path or rollingroad through the land where it shall be necessary for and desired by one or more tenants of William Beverly. For lives of William Poe Lydia his wife and William their son. Yearly rent on 7 December at Fredericksburg or Falmouth Warehouse of 1000 pounds of tobacco. If Poe shall work more than four tithables besides himself, for each to pay 200 pounds of tobacco additional, and shall not keep thereon any undertenant, shall plant an orchard of one hundred apples thirty five asunder and two hundred peach trees twenty feet asunder, Within a good fence.
      W. Beverley
      Wit: W.Russell, Robert Coleman John Gough.
      21 June.1753, Proved by Robert Coleman and John Gough, 20 June 1754.
      Proved by William Russell, Gent
      ===
      1765-1769 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book E (Part 2); [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 181-83.
      29 May 1753. William Beverley of Blanfield, Essex County, Esqr., to Thomas Hopper Junior of Culpeper County, planter. Lease of 100 acres where he [Hopper) now dwells, part of William's Elkwood Tract as it was laid off by Richard Young, surveyor ... on the south side of the Hedgman River and corner to Robert Duncan's lot ... up the river ... on the river side being the upper corner of the Elkwood patent corner to Thomas Hopper Senior's own land (formerly Colo. Robert Slaughter's and Colo. Smith's) ... Robert Duncan's lot ... saving always liberty of making a path or rolling road through the land. For the lives of Thomas, Joshua Herman and Joseph Hopper. Yearly rent on 7 December, 535 pounds of tobacco in small bundles at Falmouth or Fredericksburgh Warehouse. If Thomas work more than two withables besides himself, to pay for each 105 pounds of tobacco additional rent. Thomas shall within two years plant an orchard of sixty four good apple trees thirty foot asunder.
      W. Beverley
      Wit: Richard Young, James Spilman, W. Russell.
      March 175 [sic]. Proved by Richard Young and James Spilman.
      19 Feb. 1767. The indenture hath remained in the Office for further proof of William Russell and it appearing that by the death of William the same cannot be further proved, the Court beleaving by his handwriting that he subscribed the same ordered to be recorded
      ===
      1719-1724 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 11; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 21
      WILLIAM BEVERLEY, of K. & Q. Co., 2500 acs. (N. L.), called Ursulana, in Spotsyl. Co., in St. George's Par; in the little fork of Rappahannock Riv., & on N. side of the S. river of Rappa., now called Elk River; on line of patent granted Col. Robert Beverley; to ridge bet. Rappa. & Elk Rivers; & W, to Indian Run; 27 July 1722, Page 153. 12 Lbs., 10 Shill.
      ===
      1726-1730 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 13; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 8
      WILLIAM BEVERLEY, GENT., of St. Ann's Pa.. in Essex Co; 666 acs. (N. L. ), in Spotsyl. Co., in St. George's Par., called Heri; in the forke of Rappa. River; on S. side of Muddy Run; & by br. of the Mountain Run; 16 June 1727 Page 75. 3 Lbs., 10 Shill.
      SAME. 7166 acs, (O & N. L.) ; same location, & date; page 76. On S. side of Rappa. River, at low. end of at Island, about 6-1/2 mi. below mouth of Elk River; on Ruffing's Run; to mouth of Indian Run. 6500 acs. pact granter by 2 patents to Col. Robert Beverley & sd, William Beverley. 3 Lbs.. 10 Shill
      ===
      1726-1730 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 13; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 32
      WILLIAM BEVERLEY, GENT., of St. Anne's Par., Essex Co; 9023 acs. (0, & N. L.), Spotsyl. Co., in St. George's Par; on S. side of Rappa. Riv., on lower end of an island about 6-1/2 mi. below mouth of Elk Riv; on a gr. Beaver Dam Br., now called Muddy Run; 28 Sept. 1728, Page 316. 4000 acs. part granted 29 Oct. 1719 to Col. Robert Beverley, called Elkwood, 25 Lbs., Money.
      SAME. 3300 acs. (N. L.) ; same Co., & date; page 317. In the forke of Rapp. Riv., called Stockwell; beg. near head of a br. of Robinson Riv; crossing one of the Throughfare Mountains; crossing brs, of the Meander Run, &c. 16 Lbs., 10 Shill.

      ===
      1726-1730 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 13; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 34
      WILLIAM BEVERLEY, GENT., of St. Ann's Par., in Essex Co; 387 acs. (N. L.), Caroline Co; adj. Thomas Powel; & 'Richard Long, on S. side the main N. br. of Peumansend Sw., dividing this & land of Buckner, Royston, &c; Col. John Cattlet; Cadwallader Jones; & sd. Beverley's own land, formerly granted his father Col. Robert Beverley; 2 Sept. 1728, Page 338. 40 Shill.
      ===
      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 23 1985, No. 4; Page 20
      Virginia Land Patent Book 15
      William Beverley of Essex Co., Gent, 4,254a, old land, in the counties of King & Queen and Caroline; which sd tract was granted Robert Beverley Esq. by patent 24 Feb 1730 and by the sd Robert sold to the sd William Beverly by deeds recorded in Caroline Co., 8 Jul 1731. 6 Oct 1733
      ===
      1732-1735 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 15; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 22
      WILLIAM BEVERLEY of Essex Co. Gent., 4,254 acs. OL in K. & Q. Co. & Caroline Co.; 6 Oct 1733, p.126. which sd tract was gtd. Robert Beverley Esqr. by pat. 24 Feb 1730/31 [PB 14 p.151] & by sd Robert sold to sd William Beverley by deeds in Caroline co. 8 July 1731
      ===
      1732-1735 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 15; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 64
      WILLIAM BEVERLEY & ROBERT BROOK (BROOKE), Gent., 3,500 acs. Spotsyl. Co., on the S side the North River of Rappannock, on upper side of Burgess's Riv.; adj. Charles Burges Dec'd; 27 Jan 1734/35, p.395. for Imp. of (30) Pers.: Abraham Nicholas, Mary Nicholas, Abraham Nicholas junr., Mary Nicholas junr., John Mackhath, John Salter, William Walkinsham, John Corbet, John Page, Thomas Watkins, Alexander Parker Junr., John Coburn, James Crack, Henry Vernon, Lydia Vernon, Mary Vernon, Alexander Thoars, John Pemberton, John Powell Reins, Samuel Maynard, Michael Wharton, William Frazer, Richard Jones, Robert Patten, Hancock Dunbar, Henry Shorthose, Thomas Brown, Joseph Cross & William Dobson as also for £10.

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