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

William Norgrave

Male Abt 1665 - 1684  (~ 19 years)

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  • Name William Norgrave 
    Born Abt 1665  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Sep 1684  Stafford County, Virginia - Admin Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I48140  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father John Capt. Norgrave,   b. Bef 1638,   d. 23 Jan 1669, Stafford County, Virginia - will date Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Frances MNU Norgrave,   b. Bef 1642,   d. 1693, Charles County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 51 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Bef 1658  Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F28288  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      1689-1690 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 111 (contd) Court held 13th November 1690
      909 - 913 SAMSON DARRELL who married the daughter of Capt. JOHN NORGRAVE deced and is the only Sister living of WILLIAM NORGRAVE son and heire of John Norgrave complaining sheweth that John Norgrave did by his last will & Testament in writing under his hand and seale dated the 23d of January 1669 gave and bequeathed his lands in this county to his loving wife FRANCES Vizt six hundred acres more or less Scituate lying and being on the South side Potomack Creek where he lived and died for and during her natural live which said Frances afterwards married with Coll. GEORGE MASON by which means during her Coverture George Mason and Frances stood seized for the life of Frances of and in the premises until the 10th day of September 1684 the said George Mason and Frances by their deeds under their hands and seals released the Estate for life and all other their claim or demand in or to the six hundred acres of land and William Norgrave by the deed of release dated as above and acknowledged in Court the 8th of October 1684 will at large appear by virtue of which release William Norgrave as heir to the said Father was seized of and in the said six hundred acres with all its appurtenances in his demesne as of fee and of the same died seized without making any disposition thereof
      Wherefore the land descends to the said MARGARET your petitioners wife and that your Petr in right of his wife is Justly seized thereof But soe it is that one SIMON STACEY hath illegally entered upon the land and daily commits trespasses wast and spoiles by cutting downe the Timber breaking up the soile and to your Petrs damage ten thousand pounds of Tobacco Whereupon he brings his suit and prays he may be Ejected and pay costs And Simon Stacey the deft appears in this Court by GERRARD LOWTHER his attorney and confesses and justifies the trespass in the declaration alledged And now forasmuch as Simon Stacey did here produce a Lease of the land from THOMAS WATTS late of this County deced who purchased the deed of sale of the one moiety of the said six hundred acres of land sold and conveyed Whereby it doth appear to this Court that the right of the three hundred acres of land being the moiety of the Quantity of six hundred acres of land comprised in the Lease doth properly belong unto Thomas Watts heirs Therefore tis ordered that the portion or moiety of land shall be divided immediately surveyed and laid out between the heirs of Thomas Watts and Mr. Sampson Darrell according to the direct line and course mentioned in the deed made from William Norgrave to Thomas Watts at the proper costs and charges of the said Watts and heirs and that Samson Darrell pay this costs ..
      1680 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      p. 14(25) The Depo: of GEORGE HILTON aged Fifty four yeares or thereabouts saith this 8th of September 1680 That to ye best of your Deponents knowledge there was an agreement made betwixt Coll. MASON and WILLIAM NORGRAVE, that Coll, MASON was to pay Ten thousand pounds of Tobo: for ye Land and to have ye Estate of WM. LONGFORD as was appraised; yor_ Deponent beinge one of ye appraisers: and that Coll. MASON was to pay all ye Debts of ye said mate if ye Estate amounted to soe much and Mr. WM. NORGRAVE was to have salary all ye premisses to ye best of your Deponents memory hee saith, and further said not
      Jura et Recordatr: 8th die Septembr: 1680
      1680 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      p 17(30) KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WM. NORGRAVE of ye County of Stafford have made and putt & in my stead and place have constituted my Trusty and well beloved Friend, Mr. GEORGE BRENT. of ye same County, to bee my Attorney in a case betwixt mee and Coll. GEO: MASON, beinge contented with and shall hold firme and good all my said Attorney shall lawfully act and doe in ye premisses as Witness my hand this 10th of November 1680
      Recorded day & yeare above said
      1680 Stafford County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press];
      P. 21(39) The Depo: of HENRY GIBSON aged 48 yeares or thereabouts sworn and examined with that WILLM: NORGRAVE, Exor.. of WILLM LANGFORD deceased, say unto Coll: GEO. MASON in his owne House about the 29th of October 1677 that be should take ye said WILLM, LANGFORDs Estate after itt was appraised to himselfe, hee discharging all ye said LANGFORDs Debts, as far as ye appraismt; went, allowing ye Sallery yr:of to ye said WILL' NORGRAVE, putting ye said NORGRAVE to noe further trouble nor charge; And furthr; saith not
      HENRY GIBSON sign
      Jura in Cor: et Recordatr: 10th Novr; 1680

      The Depo: of JOSEPH UNISON aged 55 yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined saith that about three weeks agoe yor: Depont: asked of WILLM: NORGRAVE why hee would goe to Law with Coll; MASON and would not acknowledge ye Land that was WILLIAM LANGFORDs Land.. that hee had sold to ye Coll;, he answered that hee was willing to doe itt onely they, meaning his Brothers in Law, would not to my understanding and hee durst not for fear of them for they threatened him and further saith not
      Jur. in Cur: et Recordatr:

      p. 22(40) WILLIAM BANCKES aged Fifty yeares or thereabouts sworne and examined saith that hee demanded Tobo, of Mr. NORGRAVE which was due to Mr. THOMAS BUNBURY by WM: LANGFORD and hee bid mee gee to his Fathr:, MASON, for hee had nothing to doe with la and further saith not
      Jur; in Cur; et Rearordatr.

      P. 23(40) The Depo: of THOMAS HATHAWAY aged 39 or thereabouts sworne and examined saith that about two yeares past.. WILLM: NORGRAVE was att ye House of yor: Depont: and yor: Depont: did aske ye sd. NORGRAVE for a Gun left as a Legacy by WILLIAM LANGFORD and ye sd_ NORGRAVE answered your must ask my Fathr- MASON, for itt for he hath all and I have sold ye land left by WILL: LANGFORD to mee to my Father. MASON, hee is to pay all ye Debts, and I, HATHAWAY, replied to him, why you were left Exor: and where shall I looke for my gun but of you and further saith net.
      Jur: in Cur; et Recordatr. 10th Novbr: 1680
      1699-1709 Stafford County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press];
      pp. 76-77 To all Christian People .. Know ye that I THOMAS WATTS now dwelling & residing in county Richmond do by full & valuable consideration by me in hand already reced of THOMAS GREGG of county Stafford .. have sold all my right title & interest in a certain, parcel of land lying on South side Potomack Creek in county Stafford which land was bought by my Father THOMAS WATTS late of county Stafford deced of WM. NORGROVE late deced conveyed by said Norgrove to my Father by deed bearing date (b].ank) .. 29th March 1701.
      Presence Patience x Thomasin, Thos. Watts
      Katherine x Hamilton, Thos. Ellzey
      May 14th 1701 WILLIAM HEABERD by virtue of a power or Letter of Attorney from Thomas Watts to him comes into Court & acknowledges said deed .. where-upon it is admitted to record.

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