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

Elizabeth Berry

Female 1624 - Aft 1690  (> 66 years)


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  • Name Elizabeth Berry 
    Born 1624  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 18 Dec 1690  Mattaponi Neck, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I72655  Tree1
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 

    Father Virginia Berry 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F14751  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 George Knott,   b. 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1655/56, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 38 years) 
    Married Abt 1640  Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Knott,   b. Abt 1637, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1656, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 20 years)  [natural]
     2. George Knott,   b. Abt 1640, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Nov 1677, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 37 years)  [natural]
     3. John Knott,   b. Abt 1642, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1683, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Anne Knott,   b. Abt 1644, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1670, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F24774  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John 'Mattaponi' Bennett,   b. 10 Jul 1624, Wiveliscombe, Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1660, Mattaponi Neck, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years) 
    Married Bef 20 Jan 1658  Mattaponi Neck, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John Bennett,   b. Abt 1644, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [natural]
     2. Robert Bennett,   b. Aft 1644, Kent Island, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1669, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 23 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F35333  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Samuel Mann,   b. Abt 1624,   d. 1 Jan 1665, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married Abt 6 Jun 1661  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F37048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 4 John Tingey,   b. 1608, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Oct 1667, Cherry Point, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 16 May 1667  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F37405  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 5 William Shoares,   b. Abt 1634, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1695, Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married Bef 22 Jun 1669  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2023 
    Family ID F37406  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      1652-1658 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book; [Frank V. Walczyk]
      George Nott his will.
      In the name of God Amen, I George Nott of the County of Northumberland in Virginia being weak of body but of sound and perfect memory for which I praise Ahnighty God and knowing the certainty of death and the time and hour uncertain do therefore make and declare this my last will and testament. First I give and commend my soul unto the hands of almighty God hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ to receive remission of all my sins.
      Next I commit my body to the earth from whence it came and as touching such estate as God hath endowed me withall I do dispose thereofas followeth (vizt)
      First - I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Nott one cow called by the name of, "White Foot" and one hundred acres ofland out of the divident I now live on upon Yeocomoco River and that to be where I now live with all housing thereto belonging.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving son George Nott one cow called, "Motley" and one hundred acres of land next adjoining unto the land of Robert Sharpe deceased.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving son John Nott one heifer called, "Mullberry" and one hundred acres of land next adjoining unto the land of my wife Elizabeth Nott.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving son William Nott one heifer called, "Nansey" and also the first cow calf that falls from the cow called, "Motley" given to my son George Nott and one hundred acres of land next adjoining unto Francis Peale.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter Ann Nott one great brass kettle.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving son George Nott my long gun and to my son John my muskett.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto Henry Lenton the son of Anthony Lenton my short gun.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto my loving brother George Berry one cow calf.
      Item - I give and bequeath unto Thomas Hall (he to be bound by indenture or by order of court) one cow calf to be delivered for his use three years before the expiration of his freedom.
      All the rest and residue of my estate whatsoever my debts and legacies being paid I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Elizabeth Nott whom I do make my sole and lone executrix of this my last will revoking all former wills gifts and legacies whatsoever and ordaining this to stand for and as my last will and testament In witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this 18th of November 1655.
      The mark of George Nott
      Sealed and delivered by the above named George Nott for and as his last will and testament in the presence of the mark of Seth Foster, Richard Flynt
      20th March 1655, This will was proved in open court by the oath of Richard Flynt.
      ===
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      1652-1658 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 52
      ELIZABETH NOTT aged 36 yeares or thereabouts being sworne & examined sayth the same that GEORGE NOTT hath deposed and farther sayth that THOMAS SHAWE sd, that ANTHO: LINTON ( ) and stood upon an ILAND until the Sloope came & farther this Depont sayth not
      ELIZA: NOTT her marke
      20th August 1655 Jurat in Cur
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      1657-1661 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 154
      Northumberland County Court 20th of January 1657/8
      - THOMAS BROUGHTON appea leth fromthis Cart; to the next Quarter Cart; at JAMES CITTY on the 5th day thereof in a difference depending betweene Mr. GEORGE MARSH. Plant., & him, the sd. BROUGHTON, ANTHO: LINTON, NICHO: OWEN whoe marryed the Relict of RICHARD CLARE, & JNO: BENNETT, whoe marryed ye Relict of GEORGE KNOTT Defendts.. wch: accordingly is granted, hee the sd. BROUGHTON giveing such caucon as to Law doth belong
      ===
      1657-1661 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 194
      Northumberland County Court 20th of Jan 1658/9
      - Upon the Peticon of JNO; BENNETT, whoe married with the Sister of GEORGE BERRY. nowe deced . It is ordered that a Commission of Administracon bee granted unto him of the Estate of the sd. GEORGE BERRY, hee the sd. BENNETT pr:senting an Inventory of the sd. Estate to the Cort: & putting in security for the same
      ===
      1657-1661 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 249
      Northumberland County Court 20th of July 1660
      - Upon ye Peticon of ELIZABETH BENNETT, the Administrx, & Relict of JOHN BENNETT, deced., It is ordered that a Commission of Administracon bee granted unto her of the Estate of her deced, Husband. shee putting in security to the Court & also pr:senting an Inventory of the sd. Estate
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      1657-1661 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 266
      Northumberland County Court 17th of November 1660
      - In the difference depending betweene GEORGE DURANT, Plt, and ELIZABETH BENNETT, the Relict and Administrx: of JOHN BENNETT, deced., whoe was Administrx: of GEORGE BERRY. deced., Defendt.. It is ordered that the sd. ELIZABETH BENNETT shall forthwith give security to the said GEORGE DURANT for his quiett and peaceable enioymt. of a certain p:cell of Land sold unto him by the sd. GEORGE BERRY, And alsoe that the sd. GEORGE DURANT shall forthwith make paymt, of the summe of 4800 lb, of tobco: being pt: of the consideracon for which the sd. Land was sold
      ===
      1658-1662 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 55
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome this p:sent Writeing shall come, I ELIZABETH BENNETT of MATOPONIGH in Virginia, Widdow, the Relict of JOHN BENNETT, late of the same place, Gent., deceased sendeth Greeting in our Lord God everlasting; Enowe yee that I the sd. ELIZABETH BENNETT as well in consideracon of the natural! love & affection I beare towards my Children & of the Motherly care wch: I have of their advancement as for divers other good causes have given unto my said Children their Exrs. Admrs. & assignes the sd. Lands, cattail, goods & tobco. hereafter men coned in manner & forme following, vizt., that is to say; ( ) GEORGE KNOTT one hundred acres of Land ( ) lying in YEOACOMOCO RIVER adjoining ( ) land formerly given him by GEORGE KNOTT ( ) when hee shall accomplish the full age of e( )eares, and unto JOHN KNOTT my Sonne, one cowe ( ) called by the name of Guift to my ( ) feather bed belongint to his o( ) fa( ) And unto my Daughter, ANN( )able tobco, & caske at her
      ( ) my consent: And I doe ( ) all & every the sd, Land ( ) given unto Mr. NICHOLAS ( ) onely use & behoofe of ( ) without the lett trouble ( ) or p:sons whatsoever
      haveing ( ) any thing in these p:sents ( ) any wise notwithstanding; ( ) ELIZABETH BENNETT have her ( ) 25th day of February ( )
      CHARLES ASHTON, ELIZABETH BENNETT ye Seale
      ROBT. P( )
      26th February 1660. This Writeing was acknowledged in Court by the sd. ELIZABETH BENNETT & is recorded
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      1657-1661 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 277
      Northumberland County Court 6th of June 1661
      - It appeares to the Court that JNO, BENNETT at his decease stood indebted unto Mr. THO: BRERETON the summe of 520 lb of tobacco for Clkes: fees (viz) 240 lb for three Pattents of his and 280 lb. as being Admr. of the Estate of GEORGE BERRY. deced. It is therefore ordered that SAMLL: MAN (whoe married with the Relict & Executrix of the sd, JNO, BENNETT) shall by the tenth of November next make paymt. of the said summe of tobco. unto the sd. Mr. BRERETON out of the Estates of the sd. BENNETT & BERRY as aforesd
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      1661-1665 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 283
      Northumberland County Court 22th of July 1661
      - Whereas Mr. CHARLES ASHTON was arrested to this Court at ye suit of SAMUELL MAN. whoe married with the Relict of JOHN BENNETT whoe was Admr. of the Estate of GEORGE BERRY, deced., & noe cause of accon appeareing; It is ordered that the sd. SAMLL. MAN be nonsuited & shall by the 10th of 9br: next make paymt. of 50 lbs. of tobco: to the sd. Mr. ASHTON with costs
      ===
      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 128-130
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that 1 WM LANDMAN of the County of Rappa. in Virga Planter for and in consideracon of foure thousand three hundred pounds of Tobo and Caske to me in hand paid by ELIZA. MAN of the County of NORTHUMBERLAND. the receipt whereof I doe acknowledge have bargained sold the moyety and one halfe part of a tract of land Cont Eleaven hundred & forty acres formerly by me the said Landman & SAMUELL MAN purchased of EDWARD LEWIS and THOMAS ROBINSON Scituate lying and being in the County abovesd & on the Head of a Creeke called Totoskey the sd halfe parte being five hundred and 70 acres to be clearly and wholly the sd Eliza. Mann during her life time and after her decease to be Equally divided between JNO KNOTT and MARY MAN Daughter of the said Samuel Mann & Eliza Man To Have and To Hold the said five hundred & 70 acres of land and furthermore I the said Landman doe oblidge my selfe to confirme this Instrumt: of Wrighting in the County Court of Rappa to be my lawfull act and deed. As Wittness my hand and seale this 14th 9br 1666
      In presents of us JOSEPH ROBINS. William Landman
      THO FRESHWATER
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 15th Die 9bris. Ano 1666
      Test RO PAYNE Cl Cur. This made and ye 27th day of August 1666
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      1662-1666 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 171
      IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen; I SAM: MAN of YOACOMAKO in ye County of Northumberld: beinge weake & sicke in body but of p:fect mind & memory, praysed be God, doe make this my Last Will &Testamt
      Imprs: I bequeath my Soule to God yt; gave it, & my body to ye earth to be buryed according to the descretion of my Exers.
      It. I give & bequeath to my Daughter, MARY MAN, one Cow called Goldylockes wth: her yearlin heyfer & Calfe & their increase & when she shall attaine to Fifteene yeares of age, I doe give her soe much tobacco as will buy her a feather bed, boulster, pillowes, blanketts & rugge, curtaynes & vallins, & one iron pott wth: hookes & rackes, & I doe likewise leave her wth: my Wife, ELIZABETH MAN, till ye sd: age, but not charginge her for maintainance & after my Wifes decease I give her one halfe of my Land at TOTOSKEY
      It. I give to GEO. NOTT a Cow called Blackbeard to be delivered to him ye first of Apr: next ensewinge in lieu of a Stee( )
      It. I give to JNO. NOTT my new gunne, & after my sd. Wifes decease, I give him ye other halfe of my Land at TOTESKEY aforesd:
      It. I give to my Wife, ELIZ: MAN, all my land at TOTESKEY duringe her life & after her decease to be parted ( ) & I give to my sd: Wife all ye rest of my Estate reall & p:sonall my debts being first paid; & doe make her full & sole Exrx. of this my Last Will & Testamt• In Witnesse whereunto I have sett my hand & seale this first day of Janry: 1664 Signed Sealed & delivd: in ye p:sence of us
      JOHN FOUNTAIGNE, SAM: MAN
      HEN: HASSELWOOD
      9br: 21, 1665. This was proved to be ye Last Will &Testa.mt. of SAM: MAN by ye Oath of Mr. JOHN FOUNTAYNE; Mr, HEN: HASSELWOOD, witnesses beinge out of ye Colony & is recorded
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      1666-1669 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 16
      Northumberland County Court 20th of May 1667
      - Whereas ELIZABETH TINGEY, ye Relicte of SAM: MAN, deced., in ye time of her Widdowhood, place three Servants on ye Plantacon of HEN: ROCH, in CHERRY POYNT, wth: three Servants of ye sd. ROCH., to worke together for ye makinge a Crop on ye sd. Plantacon,duringe which time ye sd. ROCH implored his Servants abroad for some considerable time, ye sd, ELIZABETHs Servants workinge constantly in ye sd. Crop & whereas JNO: TYNGEY, Husband to ye sd. ELIZABETH, by his Peticon prayes this Cort: for Judgment against ye Executors of ye sd. ROCH for his full share of ye sd. Cropp (his proporcon of what ye Servants of ye sd, ROCH earned abroad whilst ye Servants of ye said ELIZABETH his Wife) wrought in ye crop & satisfaccon for his sd, Wifes trouble charges & paynes in tending ye sd. ROCH in his sicknesse & charge of burial, the Cort: doth therefore order for what ye Servants of ye sd. ROCH did earne as aforesaid, shall bee added to what ye Servants of ye sd. ROCHE & ye sd. ELIZABETH joyntly made of ye sd. Croppp, & yt: equal devision bee made thereof betweene ye sd, JOHN TYNGEY, Husband to ye sd. ELIZABETH, & Mr. THO: MATHEW, Executor of HENRY ROCH aforesd., & that Mr. THOMAS MATHEW, Exr, as aforesd. forthwith pay unto JNO: TYNGEY for his Wifes troubles & paynes in tendinge ye sd. ROCH in ye time of his sicknesse & charge of burial!, one thousand pounds of good tobacco & caske out of ye sd. ROCH
      ===
      1666-1670 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 17
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents yt: I ELIZABETH MAN of the County of Northumberland, Widow, my heires or assignes for diverse good causes & more especially for ye valuable consideration of One shilling in hand already received, doe hereby give & sell unto my Loving Son, GEORGE KNOTT, his heires or assignes all my right & interest of one feather bed & furniture for Lodging, one good chest, a pott & prquisites three pewter dishes, one candlestick & a pewter pott, two brooding sowes, one table & thirteen head of Cattle, vizt., seaven coves a two yeare old heifer, one year old heifer, three calves fallen this year & a yeare old Bull now out if to be found; & further I doe hereby give to my said Sonne all my Come now on ye plantacon for ye use of him his stock & what else left wth: him; excepting only what Corne belongs to Mr. THOMAS MATTHEW & ROBT: BENNETT; In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 15th day Aprill 1667 Annoq: Redemptionis 19th
      Signed Sealed & delivered in p:sence of us
      ANTHONY BRIDGES, the mrke of ELIZABETH MAN
      RICH. HASKINS, GEORGE HATTON
      20th May 1667. Recognitur ELIZABETH MAN et recordatur
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      1666-1670 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 30
      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen. I JNO: TYNGEY being in p:fect memory make this my Last Will & Testamt. First, I bequeath my Soule to ye hands of my blessed Savior by whose merrits & satisfaccon I hope only to be saved; 2d. My body to be decently buryed in ye ground from whence I came; Concerning my worldley Estate I doe dispose thereof as fol:
      First, I give & bequeath unto my Sonne in Law, WM: MOSELEY, one heyfer & a Bull two yeares old or thereabouts, bearing HEN: MOSELEYs his mrk: & as much Kersey as will make him a suit of cloathes;
      It. I doe give & bequeath unto JNO; MOSELEY, one Bill of thousand weight of tobacco wch, he oweth me & as much Kersey as will make him a suit of cloathes;
      It; I doe give unto HEN: MOSELEY one Bill of Two hundred & fortye wch: he owes me; It: I doe give & bequeath unto THO: HARDING, his Eldest Boy, one Heyfer three yeare old & if he dyes ye Heyfer shall be given to ye youngest boy;
      It: I doe give & bequeath to HENRY MEDCALFE ye pt; of ye Land wch: I bought of his Bro: GEO. MEDCALF when he comes of age;
      It. I doe give to my God Daughter, MARY HENLY, one yearlin Heyfer;
      It. I doe give to my God Sonne, JOHN BAYLEY, one yearlin Heyfer;
      It. I doe give to JNO: LANDMAN, one two yeare old Heyfer;
      It. I doe give to MARY HARWOOD one yearlin Heyfer;
      It: I doe give to my Loving Friend, NICH: OWEN, one seals Ring;
      Lastly, I doe give & bequeath to my Loving Wife, ELIZ; TINGEY, all ye rest of my Estate both reale & p:sonall to her & her heyres for ever;
      It. I doe appoynt my loving Wife, ELIZABETH, to be my whole Executrix for this my Last Will & Testamt: to be truely p:formed & for ye ratifying & confirmacon of ye sd: p:mises, I have hereunto sett my hand & wale this first day of August 1667
      Signed & sealed in ye p:sence of us
      NICH: OWEN, JNO: TINGEY ye Seale
      SYM: WALKER his m:rke
      EDW: BELL his m:rke
      8bris: 27th 1667. Upon ye Pet: of ELIZ: TINGEY, a Probate was granted ye sd. Ezectrx. of ye Last Will & Testamt; of JNO: TINGEY deced., & ye Will being proved by ye (lathes of NICH: OWEN & EDW: BELL, witnesses of ye sd: Will, & is recorded
      ===
      1666-1670 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 67-68
      THIS INDENTURE TRIPARTITE made this size & twentieth day of Janry: in ye yeare of our Lord God one thousand size hundred sixty & eight Betweene WILLIAM SHOARES of CHERRY POINT in ye County of Northumberld: in Virginia, Planter, of the first part, ELIZABETH TINGEY of CHERRY POINT aforesaid, Widow, of the second part; and Capt. JOHN LEE of LOWER MECHOTICK in ye County of WESTMORELAND in Virginia & Capt. THOMAS BRERETON of LITTLE WICOCOMICO in ye County of Northumberland aforesaid on the third part; Wittnesseth that whereas there is a Marriage intended and by ye Grace of God shortly to be had & solemnized betweene ye said WM: SHOARES &ye said ELIZ: TINGEY, Widdow, and for ye natural' love wch: hee now beareth unto ye said ELIZ: as alsoe for divers other good causes, it is fully agreed upon between ye said WM: SHOARES &ELIZ: TINGEY that thee, ye said ELIZ: TINGEY, or any other p:sons whom shee shall appoint (notwithstanding ye said Marriage shall take effect) may have ye free disposing of ye full halfe of wt: Estate shee shall be possest of at the day of Marriage, both reall & p:sonall, as well lands as goods household stuff plate jewells leases chattles implemts., cattle hoggs and other things whatsoever, as well as moveable as immoveable of what nature in whatsoever places they may be found as well on this side as beyond ye seas; To have & to hold ye full halfe of wt: Estate ye said ELIZ: TINGEY shall be possest with at ye day of Marriage, and ye same to be left at her disposal to be given unto what p:sons shee shall thinke fitt, and to take ye benefitt & proffit thereof to her owine use at all times ensueing the said Marriage; And the said WM. SHOARES doth promise Capt. JOHN LEE & Capt. THOMAS BRERETORN & either of them that the said ELIZ: TINGEY may have & enjoy the beforementioned halfe of her Estate & the profitts thereof and may give or dispose of the same either by her Last Will & Testamt. or by any writings intendinge to bee her Last Will or Testamt., or by any other writings to be signd: with her hand or to which her marke shall be put in ye presence of two credible witnesses, and doth promise that in case any pt: of the Estate shall happen to come to his hands to be looked after together wth: ye other halfe (and wth: ye good likinge of ye said ELIZ: TINGEY) that then hee will use his utmost care to improve it to her use and will not willingly suffer any wast or spoile to be done unto ye same by any p:sons whatsoever; In Witness whereof ye p:ties to these p:sents have sett their hands & seales ye day & yeare first above written
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      WM: BRERETON, WILLIAM SHOARES
      JANE BRERETON
      27th Janry: 1668. Record
      KNOW ALL MEN by these p:sents that I WM: SHOARES of CHERRY POINT in ye County of Northumberland am firmly bound unto Capt. JOHN LEE & Capt. THOMAS BRERETON in ye full sum of Two hundred pounds of good & lawfull money of England; sealed with my seale dated this sue & twentieth day of Janry., one thousand sue hundred sixtey & eight THE CONDICON of this above written obligacon is that if WM. SHOARES doe truly observe all the articles which ought to be kept then this p:sent obligacon to be voyd & of none effect, or otherwise to remaine in full force
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye p:sence of
      WM: BRERETON, WILLIAM SHOARES
      JANE BRERETON
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      1666-1669 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 70
      Northumberland County Court 24th of August 1669,
      - Whereas there was an Attachmt. awarded ELIZ: TINGEY against ye Estate of Mr. JOHN FOUNTAYNE for foureteene hundred & foureteene pounds of tobacco & caske dated ye 20th Xber 1667 of wch: summe returne is made of seaven hundred seaventy & five pounds attached, vizt., three hundred thirty & five pounds in ye hands of WM: FISHER, & foure hundred pounds in ye hands of THO: HICKMAN, Judgmt, is granted yt: WM, SHOARES (who marked ye sd. ELIZABETH) for ye sd, summe against ye sd. FISHER & HICKMAN wth: costs als exe,, & ye Attachmt, to proceede
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      1666-1670 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 143
      WM: SHOARES &ELIZ: his Wife doe in open Cort: disclayme all right yt: they or any of them their heires & assignes or any of them have hath or hereafter shall p:tend to have unto a Dividt. of Land lying on ye head of YEACOMICOE RIVER now in ye Tenure of Capt. JNO: ROGERS, wch: Land ye sd: Capt. ROGERS holds in right of his Wife, Mrs. ANNE ROGERS, ye Relict & Admrx. of Mr. FRANCIS CLAY, & also ye Relict of Mr. JNO: TEMPLE, they acknowledge yt: they have reced: full satisfaccon for ye same sign WM: SHOARES
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      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 153
      ELIZ SHOARES aged 56 yeares {sic 46 years) or thereabouts sworne saith yt: yor: Deponent & her Husband, GEO. KNOTT, being forced off ye ISLE of KENT & being forced to flie for succour into these parts, hapned to pitch upon that Land wch: is now called the GLEBE LAND, and did remayne there for a tyme & could have taken it up but it would not be suffered to be done for yor: Depont:s Husband did request one WM. COCK, a Surveyor, to survey it for them, but hee would not doe it, for hee said hee could not answer it to ye Governor & Councell for it was GLEBE LAND
      Sign ELIZ. SHOARES
      June 22th 1669 Jurat Curia Northumbria
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      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 164-165
      TO ALL &c. Whereas &c. Know yee yt: I FRANCIS MORYSON, Esqr., &c. doe give & unto JNO: TINGEY Fifty acres of land lyeing in ye County of Northumberld. & extending along ye head line of HEN: MOSELY, W: N: W: on CHAR: ASTON, W. by S: on Mr. THO: WILSFORD, S: S: on FRAN: SIMONDS, N: N: E: including ye sd, quantity, the sd. land being formerly granted to ye sd. JNO: TINGEY by Pattent bearing date ye 4th of October 1658. & now renewed in his Maties by Order of ye Quartr: Cort; To have and to hold &c. dated ye 30th of 8ber: 1662 Annoq; R: Rs. Carolis 14th.
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whom these pr:sents shall come, Be it knowne thereby yt: I WM. SHOARES & ELIZA: my Wife have sold unto THOMAS MATTHEW the tract of land men- coned in ye Pattent wch: sd. Land was given by Will of ye wth:in menconed JNO: TINGEY (wch. Will is p;ved & recorded ye 2lth of 8ber: 1667) unto ye abovesd. ELIZA: his then Relict & Exrx. & to her heires for ever; at whose instance the abovesd. SHOARES (her now Husband) path joyned wth: her in ye Sale thereof unto ye sd. THOMAS his heires, And whereas there is another Pattent for ye same land and it is for 67 acres or thereabaouts, soe yt: it is supposed there is some mistake betwixt them as to ye quantity of land. but howsoever it is. wee doe both meane yt. ye sd. THOMAS have ye benefit to make his advantage yt; this & ye other Pattent also, wee having in hand reced, the valuable consideracon of Twelve hundred & fifty pounds of tobaccoe in full paymt, whereof wee doe hereby acquitt ye sd. THOM: his heires; To have & to hold to him ye sd. THO: his heires ye sd. tract of land (be it more or less in quantity) together with one House thereupon & all appurtenances belonging, free from all claymes under ye sd. WM, & ELIZA their or either of their heires; Wittness ye hands seales of ye scl, WM: & ELIZA;
      ye 22th of Febry, 1670
      Signed sealed and delivered in pr:sence of
      THOMAS SMYTH, WILL: SHOARES
      JNO' BORISFORD ELIZA: SHOARES ye seale
      Febry. 24th 1670/71, Recog, et Record
      BEE IT KNOWNE unto all men yt, I WM. SHOARES & ELIZA: ye Relict of JNO: TINGEY & now Wife to ye sd. WM:, doe hereby impower Capt. THO: SMYTH to be our Attorny to acknowledge in Northumberld. County Cort: one Deed bearing date wth: these pr:sents made upon ye back side of a Pattent to JNO: TINGEY for Fifty acres of Land &c. as appeared by ye 3d, Deed, -w-ch. sd. Pattcnt is dated ye 30th of 8ber 1662: Wittness our hands & seales this 22 of Febry: 1670
      Signed seled & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      JNO: CORTE, WM: SHOARES ye seale
      THO: WILLIAMS ELIZA: SHOARES ye seale
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 177. 23 Feb. 1673 [1674]. Wm. Shoares of Northumberland County appoynt my wife Eliz: Shores my attorney to prosecute John Waugh of Westmoreland County in a difference.
      Wm. Shores
      Wit: Jno. Frodesham, Abell Tyler.
      25 Feb. 1673 [1674]. Recorded.
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 535
      Northumberland County Court 18th Day of December 1690
      Whereas GEORGE KNOTT brought his action to this Court against Mr. WILLIAM SHOARS and declared that his grandfather GEORGE KNOTT died seized of four hundred acres of land in Mattapony [Parish] in this County and that the said SHOARS by marrying ELIZABETH, Grandmother to the said KNOTT, the Plaintiff became possessed of several writings, deeds and evidences properly belonging to the Plaintiff and heir to his said Grandfather. Yet the said SHOARS does detain the said writings to his damage ten thousand pounds of tobacco. It is therefore ordered that the said Mr. SHOARS, forthwith deliver up what original writings properly belong to the said Plaintiff and heir to his said grandfather now in custody of the said SHOARS, and pay costs of Suit alias execution.

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