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

Frances Bolling

Female Abt 1722 - Aft 1743  (~ 22 years)


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  • Name Frances Bolling 
    Birth Abt 1722  Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Death Aft 1743  Mattoax, Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I67855  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Drury Bolling,   b. 21 Jun 1695, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 24 Sep 1726, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 31 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Elizabeth Meriwether,   b. 1699, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1732, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 32 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Abt 1715  Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F26105  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Theodorick Bland,   b. 19 Dec 1719, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1743, Mattoax, Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 25 years) 
    Children 
     1. Theodorick Bland,   b. 21 Mar 1742, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Jun 1790, New York City, New York Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Frances Bland,   b. Between 1743 and 1753, Mattoax, Prince George County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Roanoke, Charlotte County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F21825  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      William and Mary College quarterly historical magazine; v. 25 - 1917
      BATHURST, A COLONIAL RESIDENCE

      The editors are indebted to Judge Lewis H. Jones, of Louisville, Kentucky, for the photogravure of "Bathurst," which appears as the frontispiece of this number. "Bathurst" was built by Francis Meriwether, the old clerk of Essex Co., circa 1692, and received its name from his marriage with Mary Bathurst, daughter of Lancelot Bathurst, of Essex County, Virginia, son of Sir Edward Bathurst of Gloucestershire, England, and his second wife, Susan Rich. Upon the death of Francis Meriwether's widow in 1740, the land was divided among his heirs, and the "Bathurst" tract fell to the wife of Theodorick Bland. Bland sold it to Francis Smith who married Lucy, a daughter of Francis Meriwether. From them it descended to their son Meri- wether Smith, first member of Congress from that district, patriot, etc. From him it passed to his son, George William Smith, who became governor of Virginia, lost his life in the burning of the Richmond theatre, who early sold "Bathurst" to Major Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, whose mother was daughter of Mary, another daughter of Francis Meriwether, and her husband James Skelton. From them it descended to their only son, Thomas Ap Thomas Jones, the grandfather of Judge Lewis H. Jones, who sold it for £3950 in 1800, and moved to Kentucky.
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 125-126)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THEODORICK BLAND of PRINCE GEORGE COUNTY gentleman am firmly bound unto NICHOLAS LAFEN of the County of Essex Planter in the full and just sum of Two hundred pounds Current money of Virginia this Eighteenth day of March in the year one thousand seven hundred and Thirty nine Whereas the above bound THEODORICK BLAND hath agreed to sell in fee simple to the above named NICHOLAS LAFON his heirs and assignes forever in fee simple one certain tract of land being in the Parish of Southfarnham and County of Essex and bounded Beginning at two Pines and an Hickory Corner trees to this land and the Land of WILLIAM FANTLEROY thence North East to a Branch of GILSONS RUN thence down the sd Branch to a white oak & gum in RAWSONs line thence South West to a stooping red oak fallen down thence South West to a Corner white oak being the corner of PAGET, BROOKING & this land thence South East to the begining for and in consideration of the sum of Sixty pounds current money to him the said THEODORICK BLAND paid or secured to be paid and Whereas the fee in the same land doth of right belong to FRANCES BLAND the Wife of the said THEODORICK BLAND and she not being at this time of full age The Condition of the above obligation is such tht if the above bound THEODORICK BLAND and the said FRANCES his Wife shall when she comes of full age or in case of her death if her heirs shall well and truely convey when thereunto required by the said NICHOLAS LAFON his heirs and assignes the said two hundred acres of land by such deed or deeds as the said NICHOLAS LAFON his heirs or assignes shall tender unto them so that the said NICHOLAS LAFON his heirs may from this time for ever remain in full and peaceable possession of the said land and premises with the appurtenances from the Claim of THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife and every other persons whatsoever Then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force
      But if by the death of her the said FRANCES and her Children begotten on her body by the above bound THEODORICK BLAND before they attain to Lawfull age and it shall be thereby out of the power of him the said THEODORICK BLAND and his heirs to make the said NICHOLAS LAFON a good title in fee to the said Land that then if the above bound THEODORICI: BLAND shall pay unto said NICHOLAS LAFON his heirs the aforesaid consideration money of Sixty pounds & also the just value of all the improvements which shall he made on the said land that then the above obligation to be void and of none effect else to remain in full force & Vertue
      Signed in presence of us W. BEVERLEY, THEOK . BLAND
      H. ROBINSON R., JOHN PAGET
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa. on the 18th day of March 1739
      Mr. THEODORICK BLAND acknowledged this bond to NICHOLAS LAFON to be his act & deed which was admitted to record
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 329)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THEODORICK BLAND of the County of PRINCE GEORGE Gent am firmly bound unto FRANCIS SMITH of the County of Essex Gent. in the sum of Four hundred pounds Current money of Virginia the Sixteenth day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & Forty one WHEREAS the above bound THEODORICK BLAND & FRANCES his Wife in right of the said FRANCES are seised in their demense in a moiety of five hundred & Ninety acres of land with the Appurtenances in sd County of Essex four hundred & forty acres of which was purchased by FRANCIS MERIWETHER Grand Father of the said FRANCES of RICHARD BUSH & the Residue thereof purchased by MARY MERIWETHER Grand Mother of the sd FRANCES of the said RICHARD BUSH
      THE CONDITION of this obligation is that if said THEODORICK BLAND & FRANCES his Wife do at the request of said FRANCIS SMITH after the sd FRANCES shall attain the age of Twenty one years or if the heirs of the said FRANCES in Case she dies before the said age shall as soon as by Law they are Capable so to do convey & make over unto the sd FRANCIS SMITH his heirs & assigns the said moiety of the said five hundred & ninety acres of land with a General Warranty & free from all manner of In cumbrances & if said FRANCIS SMITH shall be permitted in the meantime to hold & enjoy the same without any Interruption That then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain
      in presence of J. MERCER, THDOK. BLAND
      H. ROBINSON, JOHN LATANE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tapp& on the 19th day of January 1741
      HENRY ROBINSON and JOHN LATANE made Oath that they did see THEODORICK BLAND Gent seal and deliver this his bond to FRANCIS SMITH Gent as his act and deed which on the motion of the said FRANCIS was admitted to record
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 123-129
      THIS INDENTURE made this 23d. day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Forty three Between THEODORICK BLAND of the Parish of BRISTOL in the County of PRINCE GEORGE and Colony of Virginia, Gent., & FRANCES his Wife of the one part and NICHOLAS LAFON of the Parish of SOUTHFARNHAM in the County of Essex, Planter, of the other part; Witnesseth that the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife for the summ of Sixty pounds current money of Virginia sell unto the said NICHOLAS LAFON (in his actual possession now being by virtue of a bargain and sale to him thereof made for one whole year by Indenture bearing date the day next before the day of the date of these presents, and by force of the Statute for the transferring of uses into possession) and to his heirs all that parcel of Land whereon the said NICHOLAS LAFON now dwells contining Two hundred acres with all houses, orchards, waters and appurtenances belonging; To have and to hold unto the said NICHOLAS LAFON his heirs and assigns forever (the Quitrents hereafter to grow due and payable to our Sovereign Lord the King. his heirs and Successors, for and in respect of the said premisses) only excepted and foreprized) and further that the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife will at any time hereafter at the costs and charges of him the said NICHOLAS LAFON do make such further and lawfull assurance for the further and more absolute assuring and conveying of the Land and premisses, And lastly tht the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife and their heirs will warrant and forever defend by these presents; In Witness whereof they hereunto set their hands and seals
      Signed Sealed and delivered in presence of
      W. BEVERLEY, JAMES MILLS, THEOK: BLAND
      JOHN LEE WM. BROOKE FRANCES BLAND
      W RENNOLDS
      Received from NICHOLAS LAFON the summ of Sixty pounds current money of Virginia
      in full of the consideration money mentioned to be paid to us, Witness our hands
      Witnesses hereunto W. BEVERLEY, THEOK: BLAND
      JAMES MILLS JOHN LEE,
      WM BROOKE W. RENNOLDS
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 20th day of March 1743;
      Mr. JAMES MILLS, Colo. WILLIAM BEVERLEY and Mr. WILLIAM RENNOLDS made oath that they did see THEODORICK BLAND Gent. and FRANCES his Wife acknowledge this their Release Indented to NICHOLAS LAFON to be their act and deed (and privy Examination of the said FRANCES appears by a Commission and Return next after this Indenture recorded) which on the motion of the said NICHOLAS LAFON was admitted to Record
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      1742-1745 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 23; [Antient Press]; Page 129-135
      THIS INDENTURE made the 22d. day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Forty three Between THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife of one part and FRANCIS SMITH of the other part; Witnesseth that the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife for the summ of Two hundred pounds of lawfull money of Virginia have sold and released unto the said FRANCIS SMITH (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 and assigns forever, all that their part being Two hundred and ninety five acres of Land with the rights and appurtenances, the moiety of Five hundred and forty acres and all houses pastures feedings to the said land belonging [about a mile up PISCATTAWAY CREEK on the South East side threof; Four hundred and forty acres of which were purchased by FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Grand Father of the said FRANCES BLAND, of RICHARD BUSH, the residue thereof was purchased by MARY MERIWETHER, Grand Mother of the said FRANCES BLAND of the said RICHARD BUSH as by the several conveyances on Record in the said County of Essex may appear; which said lands are included in the bounds of aPattent of Seven hundred acres granted to JOHN BEBY the 4th of October 1653]; To have and to hold unto the said FRANCIS SMITH his heirs and assigns forever; And they the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife convey the said lands with the appurtenances to the said FRANCIS SMITH his heirs and assigns and taht he may at all time forever hereafter hold and enjoy all the premises above mentioned without trouble and denial of the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife and every other persons whatsoever; In Witness whereof the said THEODORICK BLAND and FRANCES his Wife have set their hands and seals
      Sealed and delivered in the presence of
      ELIZA. MILLS, JAMES MILLS THEOK: BLAND
      JOHN LEE W. BEVERLEY FRANCES BLAND
      WM. HEMING, WILLIAM BROOKE
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa: on the 20th day of March 1743
      Mr. JAMES MILLS, Colo. WILLIAM BEVERLEY and WILLIAM FLEMING made oath that they did see THEODORICK BLAND Gent. and FRANCES his Wife sign seal and acknowledge this their Release Indented to FRANCIS SMITH, Gent., to be their act and deed (and the privy Examination of the said FRANCES appears by a Commission and Return thereof after this Indenture recorded) which on the motion of the said FRANCIS was admitted to Record
      and is truely recorded Test J. PAGETT D, C. E. Cur
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      1732-1735 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 15; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 12
      FRANCES BOLLING, dau. of Drury Bolling dec'd., NL in Pr. Co. on the ridge bet. Nummisseen & Winticomaick Creeks, below his clearing; 20 Jun 1733, p.65. £1

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