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

William Tapp

Male 1707 - 1796  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name William Tapp 
    Born Aug 1707  King George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Jan 1796  St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I36250  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Unknown Tapp,   b. Bef 1685, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth MNU Tapp,   d. Aft 1724, St. Georges Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16050  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Christian Bourne,   b. Abt 1709, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1786, St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Tapp,   b. Abt 1729,   d. Aft 1780, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 52 years)  [natural]
     2. William Tapp,   b. Bef 1735, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1810, Person County, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 75 years)  [natural]
     3. Vincent Tapp,   b. Abt 1726, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jan 1791, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 65 years)  [natural]
     4. Lewis Tapp,   b. Bef 1743, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1785, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 42 years)  [natural]
     5. Anne Tapp,   b. 1732, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft Nov 1782, Shenandoah County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years)  [natural]
     6. Alice Tapp,   b. Bef 1735, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1780, Frederick County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)  [natural]
     7. Elizabeth Tapp,   b. Bef 1734, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1783, St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F17377  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      1783-1791 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book C; [Dorothy Ford Wulfeck];
      Will of William Tapp of Culpeper Co.
      Dated 17 Jun 1780 Proven 17 Jan., 1796,
      Legatees: Wife Christian Tapp,
      Sons: Vincent Tapp, William Tapp, Lewis Tapp.
      Grandson William Tapp, son of Vincent Tapp.
      Dau. Ann Cunninghame, wife of John Cunninghame,
      Dau, Alice Graham, wife of John Graham.
      Dau. Elizabeth Green.
      Dau. Sarah Jett, wife of John Jett,
      William Yates, son of Mary Yates, dec'd.
      Executors: Son Vincent Tapp, James Jett.
      Wit.: Thomas Hopper, Jacob Wall, Ann (X) Walle.
      Disannulled in a codicil, the bequest to William Yates. 10 Sept., 1789.
      Wit.: Moses Tapp, Sias Tapp.
      James Jett refused to act as executor.
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      1783-1791 Culpeper County, Virginia Will Book C; [Dorothy Ford Wulfeck];
      Inventory and Appraisal of Estate of William Tapp, dec'd. Recorded 18 July, 1785. Made by John Read, Hank Read, Jacob Coones.

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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 88
      DEED BOOK A 1722-1729

      Francis Thornton and Mary his wife of Essex Co. and Anthony Thornton and Mary his wife (mm-this is a typo should be Winifred) of Stafford Co. to Elizabeth Tapp of Spts. Co. Dated Augt. 24, 1722: Recd. Septr. 4, 1722. 500 lbs. of tobacco. 450 a. of land in Spts. Co. "on ye ridge that lies between ye branches of Massaponnax and the branches of Mattapony river"--part of a tract granted Fran. and Antho. Thornton by patent April 19, 1720. Witnesses: Fran. Conway and Will. Strother
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      Spotsylvania County Records , Page 94
      Octr. 31, 1724. Elizabeth x Tap of St. Geo. Par., Spts. County, Va., widow, to my two sons, William Tap and Vincent Tap, and my daughter, Charity Wood, wife of Bartholomew Wood, all of the said parish and County. 40 ster. To my son Wm. Tap the plantation whereon I now live with 175 a. adjoining, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. To my son, Vincent Tap, 175 a. of land St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. To my daughter, Charity Wood, 100 a. of land in the sd. parish and county--all the above mentioned land purchased by me of Francis Thornton and Mary, his wife; and Anthony Thornton and Winifred, his wife, as by deeds dated Augt. 5, 1722. Witnesses: Moseley Battaley, Richard Johnson, James Williams. Rec. Nov. 3, 1724.

      Octr., 1724. Elizabeth x Tap to her sons, Wm. and Vincent Tap: Goods and chattels and personal property. Same witnesses as to preceding deed. Rec. Novr. 3, 1724.
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      1722-1749 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Will Book A; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      BOURN, ROBERT, Planter, St. George's Parish, d. , 1726, p. May 2, 1727.
      Wit. William Tapp, William Moore.
      Ex. wife Elizabeth Bourn.
      Leg. son Robert, 200 acres of land beginning at Mr. Reyes' corner, running to Philemon Cavaners' corner, and from said corner upon Mr. Buckner's line, from thence to the beginning;
      sons William and John;
      daughters Tacy, Mary and Elizabeth Bourn;
      wife Elizabeth Bourn. Page 52)
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 120-121
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come, Greeting in Our Lord everlasting, KNOW YE that I ELIZABETH TAP of the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Widow, for certain good causes and weighty considerations as well as in consideration of the natural affection me thereunto moving but more especially in consideration of the sum of forty pounds sterling money to me in hand paid have as I do by these presents give and confirm unto my two Sons, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP and unto my Daughter, CHARITY WOOD, Wife of BARTHOLOMEW WOOD, all of the Parish and County aforesaid, the several parcells of land herein after mentioned, that is to say, unto my Son, WILLIAM TAP his heirs the Plantation whereon I now dwell with one hundred and seventy five acres of land thereunto appertaining and adjoyning lying in the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Beginning at a large forked red Oak and running thence South sixty one degrees West to a corner [being one end of the deviding line between the land of the said WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP], thence to a white Oak standing on the West side of a small Branch of MATTAPONY, thence South eighty five degrees East two hundred ninety eight poles to the beginning, allso to my Son, VINCENT TAP, his heirs one hundred and seventy five acres of land scituate in the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Beginning at a corner of WILLIAM TAP's it being the West corner thereof and running thence West four hundred ninety poles to a corner [being the division between VINCENT TAP and CHARITY WOOD] thence North forty four degrees West to a small Branch of MATTAPONY, thence South sixty one degrees East three hundred poles to a corner of WILLIAM TAP, thence South to the aforesaid beginning, likewise unto my Daughter, CHARITY WOOD, her heirs one hundred acres of land scituate in the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania, Beginning at the West corner of the land of VINCENT TAP and running thence West to the utmost extent of the bounds of the whole tract of land hereby given and granted, thence North forty four degrees West two hundred poles to a small Gum marked by a white Oak and Maple standing on the South East side a small Branch of MATTAPONY, thence North crossing the said Branch to a corner of VINCENT TAP's, thence South to the aforementioned beginning, all the aforesaid tracts of land being a certain tract of land by me purchased of FRANCIS THORNTON and MARY his Wife and ANTHONY THORNTON and WINNEFRED his Wife by Deed of Release thereof to me made bareing date the twenty fifth day of August in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and twenty two, the Deed being for the quantity of four hundred and fifty acres in all divided and parcelled out as aforesaid to them WILLIAM TAP, VINCENT TAP and CHARITY WOOD their heirs given by vertue of these presents; together with all right title claim and demand of me or any other person claiming by from or under me and in the actual possession of them their heirs, In Witness whereof and of all and singular the premises the party to these presents hath hereunto affixed her hand and seal this thirty first day of October Anno Domini 1724
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      MOSLEY BATTALEY ELIZABETH her mark TAP
      RICHARD JOHNSON
      JAMES WILLIAMS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 3d day of November Anno Domini 1724 ELIZABETH TAP, Widow, acknowledged this her Deed of Gift for Land unto her two Sons, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP, and unto her Daughter CHARITY WOOD, Wife of BARTHOLOMEW WOOD, and at the motion of WILLIAM TAP in behalf of himself his Brother and Sister is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur
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      1722-1725 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book A; [Antient Press]; Page 121-122
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come Greeting in Our Lord everlasting, KNOW YE that I ELIZABETH TAP, Widdow, of the Parish of Saint George and County of Spotsylvania within the Colony of Virginia for certain good causes and weighty considerations me thereunto moving but more particularly in consideration of the good will and natural affection which I have and do bare towards my Sons, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP, of the Parish and County aforesaid have as I doe by these presents absolutely grant unto them the said WILLIAM and VINCENT the goods and chattells hereinafter mentioned and comprized in manner and form following, that is to say, unto my Son, WILLIAM TAP, one Negro boy named Jack, one feather bed and furniture, one black cow marked with a crop slitt and underkeel the right ear and a crop and underhalf the yearlings unmarked and all the debts due and demanded whatsoever at this time due and owing to me from every person, I likewise give to my Son, VINCENT TAP, one Negro boy named Dick to be delivered to the said VINCENT next October if the said Negro, Dick, so long liveth, one iron pot, one red cow marked with a crop slitt and underkeel the right ear and a crop and underhalf the left ear, one sow, all the aforementioned Estate hereby granted to be given unto them, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP their heirs, and I do hereby warrant and the same will ever defend to them their heirs, In Wittness whereof and all and singular the premises I have hereunto sett my hand and seal the thirty first day of October Ano domini 1724
      Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
      MOSLEY BATTALEY ELIZABETH her mark TAP
      RICHARD JOHNSON
      JAMES WILLIAMS
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the 3d day of November Anno Dom: 1724 ELIZABETH TAP, Widow, acknowledged this her Deed of Gift unto her two Sons, WILLIAM TAP and VINCENT TAP, and at the motion of WILLIAM TAP for himself and on behalf of his Brother is admitted to Record
      Test JOHN WALLER, Clk Cur

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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      28 Feb 1736. Deed of Lease. William Tapp of St. Mark Parish, Orange Co planter for 5 shillings leased to George Nix of St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co planter a 175 a. tr of land in St. George Parish bounded by the sd William Tapp, Vincent Tapp & a hI' of Mattapony, the sd parcel of land formerly given the sd William Tapp by his mother Elizabeth Tapp by deed of gift dated 31 Oct 1724 & was by the sd Elizabeth purch of Francis Thornton & Mary his wife & Anthony Thornton & Winifred his wife by deeds dated 24 & 25 Aug 1722 which sd deeds last mentioned was for a larger tr of land containing 450 a. whereof the sd 175 a. hereby sold is a part ... during the term of one year paying the yearly rent of one ear of Indian com at the feast of St. Michael the Arch Angel if demanded... . Wit: Elias Sharp, Henery Sparkes, Thomas Elson. Ackn 7 Jun 1737 by William Tapp & Christian Tapp his wife & admitted to record. Attest: John Waller clk. (Pg 232)
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 23 1985, No. 4; Page 15
      Virginia Land Patent Book 15
      John Foster, 786a Lapsed land by patent dated 28 Sep 1728 in the name of Bartholomew Wood, Parish of St. George Spotsylvania Co., 786a on the ridge between Rappahannock and Mattapony Rivers., in afsd parish; William Johnstons line & corner to Mr. Francis and Anthony Thorntons ol patent & John James; South side of a branch of Nassapanax & corner to William Tapp; sd Wood having failed to seat and plant, tract now confirmed to sd John Foster. 17 aug 1733
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      1 Mar 1736. Deed of Release. William Tapp of St. Mark Parish, Orange Co planter for £20 sold & released to George Nix of St. George Parish, Spotsylvania Co planter a 175 a. tr of land ... [same as above] '" . Wit to receipt: Henery Sparkes, Elias Sharp, Thomas Elson. Ackn 7 Jun 1737 by William Tapp & Christian his wife & admitted to record. Attest: John Waller clk. (Pg 233)
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      June 7, 1737. William x Tapp of St. Mark's Par., Orange Co., and Christian, his wife, to William McWilliams of St. Geo. Par., Spts_ Co. £60 curr. 716 a. on Gravel Run, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., pat. by ed. Tapp, "by vertue of his Majesty's grant to the settlers of the County of Spts., before May 1, 1728." Edward Herndon, Jr., Jos Neavill, Joshua Thomas. June 7, 1737.
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      1734-1742 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book C; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      March 1, 1736. William x Tapp of St. Mark's Par., Orange Co., planter, and Christian, his wife, to George Nix of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. £20 ster. 175 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., the same having been given sd. Tapp by his mother, Elizabeth Tapp, as by deed, Oct. 31, 1724, etc., etc. (No witnesses.) June 7, 1737.

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      1726-1730 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 13; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 50
      WILLIAM TAPP, 716 acs, (N. L.), Spotsyl, Co., in St. George's Par; on Gravilly Run; adj. Mr. Francis (Thornton) & Anthony Thornton; John Martin; Henry Rains (Reins), John Sutton; & William Howard; on S. side of Otterdam Sw; 28 Sept. 1728, p. 443
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 24 1986, No. 4; Page 69
      Virginia Land Patent Book 17
      William Tapp, 1000 acres in Orange County in little fork of Rappahannock River; bounded by Indian Run, Col. William Beverly, Col. Henry Willis and Jacob Holselarn. 5 June 1736
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      1753-1757 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book B; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 219-23.
      17 Jan1755. William Tapp of (St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County,.. planter, to my three loving children, my son William Tapp, my son Vincent Tapp and my daughter. Sarah who lately intermarried John Jett, all of same planters. For natural love good will., and affection Land in the Little Fork of Rappahannock on Deatherage' s Run and the branches thereof, bounded as by a survey made by Richard Young, a surveyor. For my son William Tapp ... on the north side of Deatherage's Run ... up a small branch .... Colo Willis line ... by Duett's Road .. Frederick Fishbacks's line ... crossing Deatherage' s Run ... at the great fork of the run ...143 acres.
      For my son Vincent Tapp ... North side the run ..corner to his brother Wm. Tapp' s land ... up the south branch ... up the main north branch ... corner in Jacob Holtzclaw's line ... 204 acres.
      For my well beloved daughter Sarah Jett and her husband John Jett ... corner to the land given to Vincent Tapp on the south side a branch of Deatherage's Run ... corner to Fishback ... line of the patent ... 148 acres.
      William Tapp
      Wit: Wm. Eastham, John Eastham, Robert Eastham jr.
      20 March 1755. Acknowledged by the party.
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      1757-1762 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book C; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 146-49.
      20 July 1758. William Tapp of Culpeper County and Christian Tapp his wife to James Green of same, planter. For £50 lawfull money. 190 acres, part of a greater tract conveyed to William Tapp by James Pendleton, Gent., in Culpeper County ... formerly granted to Colonel Henry Williss by patent remaining in the Secretaries Office of this Colony which said land was conveyed to James Pendleton, 270 acres of which was transferred by deeds to William. Tapp ... 190 acres bounded as by survey made by Richard Young, surveyor ... on the north side of Indian Run ... to the mouth of Willis's Run ... corner to a tract of land belonging to Henry Huffman ... up a small branch ... line of William Tapp ...
      Wm. Tapp
      Christian (X) Tapp
      Wit: Richard Young, survr.
      20 July 1758. Acknowledged by them
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      1762-1765 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book D; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 260-62.
      16 June 1763. William Tapp of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, planter, to my loving son Lewis Tapp of same. For natural love, good will and affection. 587 acres in the great fork of Rappahannock River which was formerly granted to me by a deed from the Right Honorable Thomas Lord Fairfax, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 5 March 1747 ... corner to a tract formerly granted to Robert Eastham ... corner to the land of Thomas Dillard ... corner to Lewis Davis Yancey by a pond.
      William Tapp
      18 Aug. 1763. Acknowledged by William.
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      1762-1765 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book D; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 601-03.
      21 March 1765. William Tapp [and Christian] his wife of Culpeper County to Walter Stallard of Essex County. For £31.10.- current money. 311 acres which was granted by the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax, Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia, unto William Tapp by deed 18 Oct. 1762 ... on the Indian Run corner to Thomas Corbin and James Spilman ... corner to Willis ... corner to William Hammett ...
      William Tapp
      Christian (X) Tapp
      Wit: Rd. Young, James Jett.
      21 March 1765. Acknowledged by the parties. Christian was first privily examined.
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      1762-1765 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book D; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 603-06.
      21 March 1765. William Tapp and Christian his wife of Culpeper County to Walter Stallard of Essex County. For £48.10.- current money. 400 acres which William lately obtained a grant for from the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Fairfax, Priprietor &c, by deed 1 Oct. 1764 ... on the south side of the Red Oak Mountain near the corner of Otterback and Button and in line of Captain Grant, deceased ... corner to Gains ... line of Thomas Corbin ... on the side of Indian Run corner to Corbin ... line of William Hammett ...
      William Tapp
      Christian (X) Tapp
      Wit: Rd. Young, James Jett.
      21 March 1765. Acknowledged by the parties. Christian was first privily examined.
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      1762-1765 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book D; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 606-08. 21 March 1765. William Tapp of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, planter, to my loving son in law John Cunninghame and his wife my daughter Ann Cunningham of same. For natural love, good will and affection. 57 acres as by a survey made by Richard Young, surveyor, being part of a greater tract formerly granted me by patent 5 June 1736 .. on the south side of Deatherage's Run a corner to that part of my land I gave to my son William Tapp and Vincent Tapp ... corner to a tract formerly granted to Colo. Henry Willis and corner to my land on the north side of the run ... to the mouth of a small branch ... crossing the run ... ona hill in the old plantation ... by the edge of a stony thicket ... on the south side John Jett's plantation ... in the dividing line between me and my son Vincent Tapp ...
      William Tapp
      Wit: Rd. Young, James Jett.
      21 March 1765. Acknowledged by William.

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      1762-1765 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book D; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 608-11. 21 March 1765. William Tapp of St. Mark's Parish, Culpeper County, planter, to my loving son in law John Graham and his wife, also my daughter, of Frederick County and to their son Spencer Graham. For natural love, good will and affection. The rent, benefit and profit of 118 acres, being part of a greater tract formerly granted to me by pattent 5 June 1736 ... on the north side of Deatherage's Run, a corner between me, my son William Tapp Junr. and my son Vincent Tapp ... corner to Williss and Tapp ... at the mouth of a small branch crossing the run ... on a hill in the old plantation ... in Beverly's old line ... corner to Colo. Williss ... corner to James Green ... on the south side of a branch ...
      Wm. Tapp
      Wit: Rd. Young, James Jett.
      21 March 1765. Acknowledged by William

      === conveyance mentioned
      1769-1773 Culpeper County, Virginia Deed Book F; [Antient Press]; Page 124
      To All persons .. I WALTER STALLARD of Culpeper County and St. Mark's Parish in Colony of Virginia, for good causes but more especially for love I bear unto my Son SAMUEL STALLARD of County aforesaid and for his better support hereafter in this world I have granted 200 acres in Culpeper County St. Marks parish the same being part of a tract of 311 acres granted to WILLIAM TAPP by Right Honourable THOMAS LORD FAIRFAX Proprietor of the Northern Neck of Virginia by Deed from the Proprietors office 18th October 1762 and by said William Tapp was sold unto Walter Stallard the land bounded Beginning at three red oak saplins in head of a valey in THOMAS CORBIN's line thence to a white oak and gum in WILLISES old line on Mill run to the beginning .. In Witness this 20th day of August 1770.
      Walter Stallard
      At Court held for County of Culpeper 20th August 1770 This Indented Deed of Gift ordered to be recorded.

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