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

Joseph Goodrich

Male Bef 1658 - Bef 1694  (< 36 years)


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  • Name Joseph Goodrich 
    Birth Bef 1658  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Bef 1694  James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I73759  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Thomas Goodrich,   b. 14 Apr 1615, St. Mary's Parish, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England, Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Apr 1679, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 63 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Anne Thresh,   b. Bef 1636, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 2 Mar 1681, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 45 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Bef 1653  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F37234  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Francilia Danby,   b. Abt 1659, Leeds, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Mar 1699, James City County, Virginia - will date Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 40 years) 
    Marriage Bef 1685  South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Danby Goodrich,   b. Abt 1686, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1694, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 7 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Thomas Goodrich,   b. Abt 1691, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 20 Nov 1703, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 12 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F37879  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1656-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book; [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      GOODRICH, THOMAS, April, 1679; 15 March, 1678/9;
      To eldest son Benjamin 200 acres of land on the River Side which I bought of Clemt Thresh and 1/2 the divident of land I now live upon with all the profits commodities and emoluments thereto belonging. Also to son Benjamin five negroes Wills, Jermine, Nan and her daughter Moll and her son Ben and one mulatto boy called Will Brandy.
      To son Joseph the dividend of land called Matepony to him and his heires forever Devident Conteyning 1800 acres of which I will to be equally Devided into Two Moyeties and my Sonne Joseph to have his first Choice and if my Sonne Make Choice of that Moyitie which Contains the plantation and houses then my Will is that my Sonne Joseph shall build half soe much housing upon the Other Moyetie of the said land as is now upon that part he lives upon for those to whom hereafter I shall bequest it. Also to son Joseph one Negro called Saw one Negro Woman called Cutchenah and her Child that now Sucks with all the Stock that is now upon the Land wth all their increase forever.
      To son Charles one tract of land containing 400 acres adjoining to a Devident of Land called Buttons Range and to his Heires For Ever wth : all the profitts and commodities and three Negro Slaves Mary and her son George and one boy Manall. Also to son Charles all the profits of 600 acres of land Joining upon the Devident which I formerly Settled Upon Hoskins Pocoson.
      To daughter Anne 900 acres of land with the profits it being one Moyetie of a Devident of 1800 acres called Matapony as abovesaid and to the heires forever, Also to daughter Ane four Negroes Betty Watts Tho : Evans Fuller and her now Sucking child to be delivered to my said daughter upon her Marriage Day or at the age of one and twenty years which shall first come.
      To son Peter and to his heires forever 800 acres of land it being part of a devident of 4000 acres scituate and being upon Hoskins Pocoson and likewise six head of cattle the 1/2 male and the other female with all their increase. Also to son Peter two mulleto boys Isaac and Toby when my son reaches the age of twenty one.
      To daughter Katherine and to her heires forever 800 acres of Land it likewise being part of that Devident of 4000 acres as abovesaid and two Negro boys Kyeto and James at her marriage or at the age of twenty one which shall first happen.
      To eldest sons Benjamin Joseph and Charles each a feather bed and furniture and likewise the same to my eldest daughter Anne. All the rest of my estate to my wife whom I appoint Executrix and my eldest son Benjamin whom I appoint Executor. And lastly it is my will and mind and desire that no Court or Justices Whatsoever shall be concerned with any part of my Estate or cause my Executrix or Executor to give security or anywise be concerned therein. It is likewise my Will that the Crop which shall be made upon my Plantations this next ensuing yeare be at the disposall of my Executrix and Executor for the payment of my debts and supply of my family.
      Wit. CHRISTOPHER HARGILL, DENNIS CONNIERS, THO : EDMONDSON.
      Page 118.
      NOTE. The witnesses called the testator "Col. Thomas Goodrich."
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      1656-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book; [William Montgomery Sweeny]
      8 January, 1685/6; 3 February, 1685/6.
      BOYCSS, (BOYCE, BOYESS), GEORGE,
      To Mr. John Daingerfield 250 acres of Land of that Tract of Land called the Range Land the said 250 acres of Land to be on that side the said Tract next to the Land that Bryan Ward now liveth on. To Jeremiah Parker 250 acres of Land of the same Tract Called ye Range and Joyning to the above said 250 bequeathed to Mr. John Daingerfield. The residue of the above Tract of Land called ye Range all whole and singular with the appurtenances (saving and Excepting what is above bequeathed) to my Loving sister Dorothy Boyces als Browne. To my God daughter Sarah Shipley daughter of Daniel Shipley 250 acres of Land that I hold by Patent and Conveyance Lying in this County of Rappa on the south side of the River in the Parish of South ffarnham and Joyning to the Land of Mr. Joseph Goodrich and the Land of Thomas Wood. To Frances Daingerfield daughter of Mr. John Daingerfield one gold ring with three barn and a stone in it being the least of three rings that I have. I will that my horses and mares and what Debts are due unto me go to pay my Debts with all and the residue of my personall Estate after my Debts are paid I give and bequeath to my beloved sister Dorothy Boyces als Browne. Executrix my sister Dorothy Boyces als Browne and. Mr. John Daingerfield to join with her as overseer and assistant. What Tobb. of mine in the hands of Mr. John Daingerfield be by him expended and disburst in the Paying of my sisters passage into the country. I will that my man Grace be and remain wth Mr John Daingerfield until my sister comes into this country unless he can dispose of him on a good Acct: towards the defraying of charges either of my sisters Passage or other charges that he may be at in the Managing my Estate in whose hands (to wit) Mr John Daingerfield I will that my Estate may remaine until my sister may arrive in Virginia. Requests that Mr John Daingerfield see that his funeral be solemnized at the house where he dies and that a funeral sermon be Preached for him at the Lower Church of Sittingburne Parish at the first opportunity of a Minister. If my sister should not come into the Country Then my will is that my Land that is not already above bequeathed (to wit) the Residue of that Tract of Land called the Range be disposed of and I do dispose of it thus Viz.: I give unto Mr John Daingerfields children 800 acres of the said Land Residue to be equally divided between them and to Thomas Parkers children 800 acres of the said Land to be equally divided between them and to Daniel Shipleys children 900 acres of the said Land to be equally divided between them being 3000 acres in the whole.
      Wit. THO : PARKER, DANL. X SHIPLEY, ALICE X SHIPLEY.
      Page 65.
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 296-297
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these prsents shall come, I JOSEPH GOODRICH of County of Rappak: Gent!. send Greeting. Know yee that I ye sd JOSEPH GOODRICH for goods causes & valuable consideracons of the sume of Three thousand pounds of tobacco & casque in hand paid doe sell unto JOHN FERGUSON and his heires one parcell of land lying on the South side of PISSCATACON POCOSON & begng. at an Ash marked & standing at the mouth of a branch knowne by the name of the WESTERN BRANCH & soe runing a South East Course to a Corner wt. Oake standing by the side of a small branch and from thence South West to an other Corner wt. oake standing in or near the line of FRANCIS BROWN & from thence Westerly to a marked wt. Oake standing at the South end of a small INDIAN FEILD and continuing that Course to a branch known by the name of the FIRST BRANCH of the INDIAN TOWNE & down alonge the sd branch to the mouth thereof to a wt. Oake corner and from thence alonge the WESTERN BRANCH to the place it begane; which sd parcell of land is part of a Devident of land formerly granted by Pattent unto Coll: THOMAS GOODRICH as by the sd Pattent may appeare To have and to hold the sd Land unto the sd JOHN FARGUSON his heires forever without the molestation of me the sd JOSEPH GOODRICH my heires with warranty against all manner of persons that shall lay claime to the same In Witness I have set my hand and seale this 5th day of November 1680
      Signed Sealed & dld, in prsence of THO: EDMONDSON, JOSEPH GOODRICH
      PHILLIP WOODWARD
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: primo die xbris 1680
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 298-300
      TO ALL TO WHOM &c. I Sr: W ILLIAM BERKELEY Knt. Lt, Governr. & Capt. General of Virginia send Greeting in or: Lord God Everlasting. Whereas &c. Now know ye that I ye sd Sr. WM. BERKELEY Knt. &c., doe wth the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give unto Coll. THOMAS GOODRICH thousand Six hundred & twenty six acres of land lying in Rappa: County & on the South side of the River 2876 acres of which was formerly granted to coll. THOMAS GOODRICH by Pattent dated the 24th of Octobr: 1669 & bounded according as is exprest in the sd Pattent; 1200 acres of the sd Quantity formerly granted to THOMAS GOULDMAN by Pattent bearing date the 4th of Aprill 1667 & by him sould to the sd GOODRICH as by record appeareth, the Residue of ye aforesd. 4626 acres begin 550 acres is bounded as followeth Vitt. begining at a corner Popler adjoyning to the aforesd land runing thence North to the land of GRAVES along his line to a scrubby Oack thence West to a red Oake S:W: to the land of Mr: BEVERLY to a mrked. white oake thence West to a red Oake by RAPPAE: INDIAN PATH near the POQUOTION thence No: W: to a corner Popler in a fork of the Swamp, finally downe the run to the place where it began the sd land being due to ye sd GOODRICH for the transportacon of Ninety three persons into this Collony whose names are on the records mentioned underneath the above recited Pattents To have & to hold the sd land wth his due share of all mines & mineral's therein contained with rights of hunting hawking fishing & fowling with all woods waters & rivers wth all profitts belonging to the sd Land to him the sd THOMAS GOODRICH his heires & assignes forever as is expressed in a Charter of Ordr. from the Treasurer & Company dated the 18th of Novembr: or by consequence may justly be collected out of the same as by the Letters Pattents whereon they are grounded to be held of or: Soveraigne Lord the King his heires forever as of his manor of EAST GREENWICH in free & common Soccage & not in Capitie nor by Knts. Service paying to or: sd Soveraigne Lord the King his heires for every fifty acres of land hereby granted yearly at the Feast of St. Michael! the archangel! the fee rent of one Shilling to be made yearly according to his Majtys. Instructions of the 15th of Septr. 1662 Provided that if sd THOMAS GOODRICH do not seat or plant upon the sd land wthin three yeares next ensuing it shall ge lawful! for any Adventeror or Planter to make choice to seat thereupon Given at JAMES CITTY undr: my hand & the Seale of the Collony this 4th Octobr: 1672
      Coll: GUTTERIDGE Rappae: WILLIAM BERKELEY
      4626 acres
      Recordatr Test PHILL LUDWELL Cl Off
      Recordatr 4 die Martii 1680/1
      I BENJA. GOODRICH, Son & heire unto Coll. THO: GOODRICH doe hearby sell and make over from me & my heires unto EDWARD HILL of CHARLES CITY COUNTY and his heires forever all my right of this within mentioned Pattent for 4626 acres of land for and in consideration of being fully discharged by the sd HILL of all Tobaccoe whatsoever may become due from Coll: THOMAS GOODRICH deced unto WILLIAM CLEATON, Orphant, alwaies provided that what is given to CHARLES, PETER & CATHERINE GOODRICH, the Orphans of the sd Coll. THOMAS GOODRICH out of the sd Pattent as is bequeathed them be delivered to them by the sd HILL & doe hereby oblidge myself to acknowledge in Cort. when thereunto required As Witness my hand & seale this 28th day of Janry. 1680 Signed Sealed & delivered in prsence of
      GEORG BOYCE BENJA: GOODRICH
      CHARLES GOODRICH
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 2d die Martii 1680/1
      Reced of EDWARD HILL as Marrying ANN, the Executrix of Coll: THOMAS GOODRICH deced, & of BENJA: GOODRICH, the Executor of the aforesd. Coll: GOODRICH, all & singular the estate due to me by the last Will &Testament of Coll. THOMAS GOODRICH deced as Witness my hand this 2d of March 1680/1
      Test WM, DARE JOSEPH GOODRICH
      Recognitr et Recordatr 4 die Martii 1680/1
      I underwritten doe acknowledge to have reced of EDWARD HILL as Marrying ANN, the Executrix of Coll: THOMAS GOODRICH deced, & of BENJA: GOODRICH, the Executor of Coll: GOODRICH aforesd. all & singular the estate due to me by the last Will & Testament of Coll: GOODRICH deced as wittness my hand this 2d of March 1680/1
      Test WM, DARE CHARLES GOODRICH
      Recognitr et recordatr 4 die Martii 1680/1
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 84-85
      1683/4 Febry, Court
      THIS INDENTURE made the day of Ann: Dom: 1683 and in the five and thirtieth yeare of the Reigne of oer: Sovereign Lord Charles the second &c, Between CHARLES GOODRICH of the County of Rappa: Gent. and ELIZABETH his Wife of the one part and ROBERT PARKER of the said County, Planter, of the other part Witnesseth that the said CHARLES GOODRICH & ELIZABETH his Wife for Fower thousand two hundred pounds of Tobacco and cask to them or one of them in hand paid have granted unto the said ROBERT PARKER his heires Fower hundred acres of land being in Rappa: County on the South side of GILSONS CREEK begining at a corner white Oake belonging to Mr. THOMAS BUTTON and Mr. GEORG MORRIS and runing thence by their line of marked trees So: thence East thence West to the place it first began at as by Pattent bearing date 22d day of Aprill 1670 relation being thereunto had doth more at large appeare formerly in the possession or occupation of THOMAS PELL and by the said PELL assigned and made over to Mr. HENRY CLARK and by the said CLARK sold and transferred to Col. THOMAS GOODRICH of this County late deceased, Father to the said CHARLES GOODRICH, who did by his last Will and Testament give and bequeath the same to the sd CHARLES GOODRICH as a legacie together with the said Pattent to the said ROBERT PARKER and all other writings concerning the same and all the right of the said CHARLES GOODRICH and ELIZABETH his Wife or either of them may claime by vertue of the said last Will and Testament of the said Collo: THOMAS GOODRICH late deceased, To have and to hold the said Fower hundred acres of land and all the prmisses unto the said ROBERT PARKER his heires from henceforth forever more subject nevertheless unto the quitrents wch shall henceforth grow due to be paid and will make any further Deed for the more sure making of the premisses hereby granted at any time within the space of seaven yeares next after the date hereof. In Witness whereof the parties below named have sett their hands and seales
      Signed sealed and delivered in the prsence of us
      PETER WOOD, CHARLES GOODRICH
      DANIELL STRAGE ELIZA: GOODRICH
      Decembr: 19th 1683. And wee the above said doe Impower or: loving Brother, Mr. JOSEPH GOODRICH, to acknowledg the above mentioned in or: behalfe in Court and in soe
      doing it shall be sufficient CHARLES GOODRICH
      ELIZA: GOODRICH
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappah: 6th die Febry. ano 1683 et recordatr xxvi die
      Test WM. COLSTON, Cl Cur
      === land mentioned
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 98-99
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whome these prsents shall come We JOHN BOUGHAN & HENRY BOUGHAN of County of Rappa: send Greeting. Know yee that we the said JOHN BOUGHAN and HENRY BOUGHAN for divers good causes thereunto moveing and especially for the sume of fourty pounds Sterl: money in hand received have sold unto JNO: MOSS of the County of GLOSTER Foyer hundred acres of land being on the South side of Rappa PISCATICON POCOSON and begining at a marked white Oake standing on the mouth of a branch known by the name of the WESTERN BRANCH on the West side of the branch and thence tuning Southerly up the WESTERN BRANCH to Mr. JOSEPH GOODRICH his lyne and then Westerly along the said GOODRICH his lyne to a corner tree deviding this land and the land of THOMAS HARPER and thence along Northerly the lyne that devides this land and the land of the said HARPER to a corner white Oake standing upon or nigh the main Pocosson abovesaid, And thence Easterly down the said Pocosson to the place it first began To have and to hold unto the said JOHN MOSS and his heires with all appertnces: without hindrance of us the said JOHN BOUGHAN and HENRY or. heires and it is hereby further agreed upon the said JOHN BOUGHAN and HENRY BOUGHAN shall warrant and defend the said land from the clayme of any persons whatsoever In Testimony whereof wee the said JOHN BOUGHAN and HENRY BOUGHAN have sett or: hands and affixed or: seales this 2d day of Aprill 1684
      Signed Sealed & delivered in the prsence of us
      HENRY WATKINS, JOHN BOUGHAN
      JOHN JONES his marke HENR BOUGHAN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 2 die Aprillis 1684 et recor atr x9 die
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      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 221-223
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I JOSEPH GOODRICH of JAMES CITTY COUNTY in Virginia send Greeting &c. Now Know yee that I the said JOSEPH GOODRICH for a valluable consideration in hand already received or secured to be paid have granted unto THOMAS WOOD SENR. of the Parish of Farnham and County of Rappa: in Virginia aforesd. and unto his heires all that parcell of land containing by estimation one hundred acres of land being part of that portion of land left me by my Deced Father, Coll. THOMAS GOODRICH, and Beginning at a white Oake standing upon the land that the sd THOMAS WOOD SENR. formerly purchased of Majr. GEORGE MORRIS and running a direct course from thence alonge an old line of marked trees called Coll. GOODRICH line to corner marked Gum tree, thence down the Swamp by the side of a Run and thence along the said Run untill it comes opposite against a white Oake line tree standing upon the upper side of JOHN FERGISONs Corn Field from thence to the place where it first began. To have and to hold the said One hundred acres of land according as it is bounded in manner aforesd: with all rights and appurtinances Together with all profitts of what name nature or quality soever, unto him the said THOMAS WOOD forever, hee the said THOMAS WOOD his heires paying our Sovereigne Lord the King all such duties and services as shall henceforth become due for the same and I the said JOSEPH GOODRICH do covinant the said THOMAS WOOD at all times hereafter peaceably hold the said land and every part thereof without disturbance of me or my heires and from any claiming under me and will together with my Wife voluntary consent by me to be procured in the County Court of Rappa: aforesaid unto the only sole use of him the said THOMAS WOOD his heires forever In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale this 22d day of January in year 1685
      Signed sealed and delivered in prsents of us
      THO: EDMONDSON, JO: GOODRICH
      MARY EDMONDSON
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa 3 die February 1685/6 et record 18th die
      KNOW ALL MEN that I JOSEPH GOODRICH of JAMES CITY COUNTY Gent: do by these pre-
      sents ordaine and appoint my trusty and well beloved friend, THOMAS EDMONDSON, of the County of Rappa: my true and lawful! Attorney for me to acknowledge in the County Court of Rappa: a Deed of Sale by me the said JOSEPH GOODRICH made and confirmed unto THOMAS WOOD SENR. of the said County of Rappa: of One hundred acres of land according to the above men coned Deed ratifying whatsoever my said Attorney shall do their in as fully as if I myself were personally present. In Witness whereof I have hereunto
      sett my hand and seal this 22nd day of January 1685
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us
      FRANCIS PERRY his marke JOSEPH GOODRICH
      KATHARINE EDMONDSON her marke
      Recordr Cur Com Rappa 18th die Febry 1685
      KNOW ALL MEN that I FRANCELIA GOODRICH, do constitute and appoint in my place and stead WILLIAM GLOVER to acknowledge in Rappa: County Court my right or Thirds of all such lands as my loving Husband hath made of to THOMAS WOOD SENR, be it more or less and what my said Attorney shall doe is as full and as ample as if I were in person there myself As Witness my hand this 10th day of January in the year 1685
      Test WM. BACKES FRANCELIA GOODRICH
      ROBT. SMITH
      Recordr. Cur Com Rappa 18th die February 1685/6
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 129-130
      TO ALL &c. I FRANCIS LORD HOWARD Barron of Effingham his Majesties Lieut. Governor Genll, of Virginia &c. Whereas &c. Now know yee yt. I sd FRANCIS LORD HOWARD &c. accordingly give unto Mr. JOSEPH GOODRICH, WILLIAM BALL and JOHN PRICE of Rappa County Six hundred Twenty nine acres of land in ye sd County and bounded Begining at a stooping white Oake corner tree belonging to the sd GOODRICH runing North along ye sd line to a corner white Oake now made by THOMAS HARPERs line on the head of a mossey branch, thence West to another corner white Oake, thence South by West along HARPERs line to a corner stooping white Oake of the sd HARPERs being a scrubby tree at ye head of a deep Vally, thence West along another of ye sd HARPERs lines to Collo HILL. line to a small black Oake corner tree now made, thence West South along Colo. HILLs line to a small black Oake in ye said line, thence South East to a corner white Oake being a scrubby tree by the INDIAN PATH side thence South to West on a levell neare a branch, thence East South East to ye edge of a Hill over a great branch to a corner red Oake now made thence East by North along an old continued line supposed to belong to JOSEPH JONES to a white Oake corner to Mr. JOSEPH GOODRICH. his northwesterly line, thence along° ye said line North to a great corner white Oake by WILSONS PATH thence North East to the begining place. the said land being due &c. To have and to hold &c. to be held of our Sovereigne Lord the King &c. yeilding and paying &c. Provided &c. Given under my hand and Seale of the Colony this 21st of October 1684
      EFFINGHAM
      Recordr. NICHO: SPENCER
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee WILLIAM BALL and JOHN PRICE of Rappa: County do assigne and make over all our right of the within mentioned Patent forever unto JOHN CLARKE of County aforesd. his heirs or assigns from ye day of ye date hereof forever as witness our hands the Eleventh day of October 1689
      Test RICHARD BOND, WM. BALL
      WILLIAM CLOVER [Glover?] JOHN PRICE
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 2 die Aprilis 1690
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      1689-1692 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 8; [Antient Press]; Page 232
      KNOW ALL MEN that I JOSEPH GOODRICH of JAMES CITTY COUNTY do by these presents sell unto JOHN POWELL of County of Rappa One hundred acres of land being part of a devident taken up by JOHN PRICE and WILLIAM BALL and the sd JOS: GOODRICH binding on JOHN HARPER & LIGHTFOOT and the sd GOODRICH do by these presents warrant the sale of the sd land from him his heirs unto JOHN POWELL & his heirs or assigns In Witness hereof I sett my hand this Third day of March 1690 Signed and Delivered in presents of
      JOHN CLARKE JOSEPH GOODRICH
      JOHN LEMAN
      Recognitr in Cur Comt Rappa 3 die Junii 1691
      KNOW ALL MEN that I JOSEPH GOODRICH do by these presents appoint in my name my Friend, Mr. JONATHAN FISHER, to acknowledge abovesd Conveyance unto JOHN POWELL which shall be in as full and ample as if I were personally present myself In Witness hereof I have sett my hand this 31st day of March 1691
      Sealed & Delivered in presents of
      JOHN LEMAN, JOSEPH GOODRICH
      JOHN CLARKE
      Recordatr. Cur Comt 10th die Junii 1691

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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 186)
      At a Court held for Essex County 10th of May 1694
      - The difference between JNO: CLARK Plt. &THO: PARKER as Marrying FRANCILIA, Exx. of JOS: GOODRICH deced, Defendt. is referr'd till next Court
      - In ye difference depending between JNO: CLARKE Plt. & WM. GLOVER Defendt. ye Defendt. by JNO: EVERITT his Attorney comes & defends ye force &c. when &c. & pleads in abatemt: of ye Writt, that he was put into ye possession of Negroes, Cattle &c. by Mr. JOS: GOODRICH at his Plantacon in this County to improve manage & secure as an Overseer & Servant to ye sd GOODRICH, who being since deced, is by ye En. of the said GOODRICH & her present Husband continued in ye sd trust service & employmt. & that he knowes nothing of any Cow of ye Plt. upon ye sd Plantacon, but of ye aforesd. GOODRICHs against whose Executrix he humbly conceives ye Writt ought to be brought & therefore demands Judgmt. wch: plea this Court have over ruled, Whereupon ye Defendt. by his Attorney humbly prayes an imparlance &c. which is granted
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 285
      JOHN POWELL aged 27 years or thereabouts sworn saith that when JOHN CLARKE Overseer of Mr. JOS: GOODRICH, they parted, ye Cattle & one Cow & yearling was turn'd by to use of JOHN CLARKE not being praised with the rest of the Stock, & further saith not
      Sworn to in Essex County Court JOHN POWELL
      May ye 20th 1694
      Vere Recordatr: Test FRA: MERIWETHER, CI
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 285
      The Deposition of JOHN JONES aged thirty one years or thereabout being examined & sworn saith that yor: Deponant was at the House of Mr. JOSEPH GUTTERIDGE when they devided and appraised ye Cattle of ye sd GUTTERIDGE & JNO: CLARKE, yor: Deponant being one of the appraisers, saw one Cow & Calfe turned out which properly belong'd to ye sd CLARKE & was not appraised; And yor: Deponant further saith not Sworn to in Essex County Court
      May the 10th: 1694 JOHN JONES
      Test FRA. MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1695-1697 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 50
      ARTICLES of AGREEMENT made & agreed upon between JOSEPH GOODRICH of ye County of RAPPA: Gent. of ye one pte: and JOHN LIGHTFOOT of ye sd. County, Gent of ye other part this 15th day of 9ber: 1681
      Imp. That whereas there was by the Will and Testamt. of Coll. THO: GOODRICH late of ye abovesd. County deced. a Dividend of Land containeing Eighteen hundred acres given unto the sd. JOSEPH GOODRICH and ANNE GOODRICH, Sister to ye sd JOSEPH, and now the Wife of ye above named JOHN LIGHTFOOTE, to be equally divided between the sd JOSEPH and ANNE upon the Marriage of the sd. ANNE. It is by this present Covenant and agreed upon by and between the said JOSEPH GOODRICH and the sd. JOHN LIGHTFOOT, now the Husband of ye sd. ANNE; that the sd. JOHN LIGHTFOOTE shall imediately or at his pleasure seat and make as a Plantacon upon the sd Dividend on the South side of a Branch commonly called or knowne by the name of the WESTERN BRANCH of ye old INDIAN TOWNE, without the hinderance or molestation of ye sd JOSEPH GOODRICH or any person under him and shall freely posses and enjoy the same for ever
      2ly. It is likewise concluded and agreed upon between the said parties that ye abovesd. menconed WESTERN BRANCH shall be a perpetual bounds & division between them and their heirs for ever, Provided alwayes that if at any time hereafter both the parties or either of them shall by a Survey measure or lay out their just share or part of the abovesd. Eighteen hundred acres of Land and find that it cannot be found without goeing over the bounds of the abovesd. WESTERN BRANCH, that then it shall be lawful! for them or either of them to goe over to make out his just share of 9 hundred acres; Provided that they prejudice not either of their Plantacons anything herein contained to contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding;
      To the true and faithful! performance whereof and of every article & agreemt. herein contained both the sd. parties doe for themselves their heirs and Executrs: oblige themselves each unto other, in the summe of Five hundred pounds Sterling by virtue of these presents. In Witness whereof both the sd. parties have hereunto set their hands and seales the day and year first above written
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
      MARY EDMONDSON, her mark JOSEPH GOODRICH
      THOS: EDMONDSON JOHN LIGHTFOOT
      I the Subscriber do declare in Court that the within written Deed was the act & deed of JOSEPH GOODRICH and JOHN LIGHTFOOT
      THO: EDMONDSON
      Sworne to in Essex County Court lye 11th day of June 1696 by Mr. THOMAS EDMONDSON Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER, Cl Cur
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 125
      Lease and Release. 9 and 10 Dec 1703. Benj Goodrich of James City Co., Gent., sells Wm Aylet of King William Co., for £84, 900 acres in Essex, whioh is 1/2 of 1800 acres granted to Lt Coll Thomas Goodrich the 15 Oct 1669, who by will dated 15 March-1678/9 devised it to his son Joseph Goodrich who after possessing it some time died and left it by will to his son Danby Goodrich, who dieing in his minority, the land came by inheritance to said Benj Goodrich. The land bound according to a division made 15 Nov 1681 concluded betw Joseph Goodrich, in his lifetime, and John Lightfoot gent who married Ann Goodrich sister to said Joseph. The land was bequeathed by said Lt Coll Thomas Goodrich except 100 acres sold to Jno Fergeson and 100 acres sold by Joseph Goodrich in his life time to Thos. Wood.
      Wit: Signed Benj'a Goodrich
      Will Young
      James Edmondson
      Natt Fogg
      Bond on above. Ack and rec 10 Deo 1703
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      1702-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 11; [Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol 29, Beverley Fleet]; Page 132
      Deed. 8 Dec 1703. Benj Goodrich gent of James-City Co sells Wm Aylet gent of King William Co, for £22., 200 acres in Essex Co, part of a tract taken up by Jos Goodrich, Wm Batt and John Price. Adjoins Mr John Lightfoot's land and Mr Edward Chilton's land. This 200 acres commonly called Mount Maple, and sold to sd Jos Goodrich 2nd Feb 1691 by John Clark then of Rappahannock Co; and is now vested in Benj Goodrich by act of Law "as heir to the said Joseph Goodrich some time since deceased". -
      Wit:- Signed Benj'a Goodrich
      William Ogilvie
      Franois Merriwether Ack and rec 10 Deo 1703.
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      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 37
      WILLIAM EDWARDS, GENT., 238 acs., K. & Q. Co., 24 Apr. 1700, p. 269. Beg. at Joseph Goodrich & Mr. John Coleman, on br. of Asseway Mansecock Swamp; to good ground supposed to belong to Mr. Brereton; on run of the Broad branch. Granted Mr. Bartholomew Fowler, 25 Oct. 1695, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 5 pers,* Note: 5 rights paid for to William Byrd, Esqr., Auditor.

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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 206
      Essex County Court 10th of September 1694
      THOMAS PARKER & FRANCILIA his Wife, Exx. of JOSEPH GOODRICH deced, complaines against JOHN CLARKE in a plea of Debt that he render unto them ye plts. ye sum of Two thousand one hundred & eight pounds of tobo: & cask which by writing under his hand here in Court ready to be produced, he confesses to ow & stand indebted unto ye aforesaid deced JOSEPH GOODRICH his heirs, Exrs. &c. wch: said sum of Tobo: he hath not paid to ye said deced JOS: GOODRICH nor to these Plts., nor either of them, she ye sd FRANCILIA being Exx. as aforesaid, & ye same from them doth unjustly detaine, wherefore they have brought suit & pray Judgmt. with costs;
      To which the Defendt. by JAMES BOUGHAN, his Attorney appear'd & exhibited an acct. of Eleven hundred pounds of tobo: against ye said Debt, which this Court (on the Oath of WM GLOVER) have regulated to Seven hundred & sixty pounds of tobo: & granted Judgmt. to ye sd Plts. agt: ye Defendt. for Fifteen hundred & twenty eight pounds of tobo: & cask on balance of ye sd Debt includeing an acct: exhibited by ye Pits. agt: ye Defendt., for One hundred & eighty pounds of tobo: allow'd of by ye Defendt. to be paid with cost of suit
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 206-207
      Essex County Court 10th of September 1694
      JONATHAN FISHER of KING & QUEEN County complaineth against THOMAS PARKER & FRANCILIA his Wife, Exx. of the last Will and Testament of JOS: GOODRICH, late of JAMES CITY County deced, in a plea of the case & humbly sheweth that ye aforesd. JOSEPH GOODRICH in his life time (to wit) ye fifth day of Febry: in ye year of our Lord God 1691/2, did receive of ye Plt, ye sum of One thousand seven hundred & ninety pounds of sweet sented tobo: in consideracon & for satisfaction whereof ye sd JOS: GOODRICH did oblige himselfe to enfeoffe & confirm unto ye Plt. One hundred acres of land by as ample a conveyance as the Law in that case directs, or otherwise to repay ye Plt. ye aforesd sum of Tobo: back againe, most of which pr:misses by a certaine Note under ye hand of him ye sd GOODRICH bearing date ye day & year aforesd., & here in Court produced will more at large appear; yet notwth:standing the aforesd. JOSEPH
      GOODRICH in his life time ye aforesd one hundred acres of land to ye Plt. did not convey nor insure according to ye true intent & purport of the aforesd, Note, nor yet ye aforesd. sum of 1790 lbs, of sweet sented tobo: to ye Pit. did not returne nor repay neither yet hath he THOMAS PARKER & FRANCILIA his Wife in their capacity since ye death of him ye sd JOSEPH GOODRICH the aforesd. sum to ye Pit. hath not returned nor payed but ye same to repay & satisfie they have hither to denyed & refused although they have been often thereunto
      required, whereupon ye Plt. saith he is damnified & hath brought this suit & prayes Judgment against ye Estate of the aforesd. JOS: GOODRICH in the hands of the aforesd THOMAS PARKER & FRANCILIA his Wife, in their capacity as aforesaid, for the aforesd. sum with cost of suit;
      To which ye Defendts. come by JNO: EVERITT & JAMES WILLIAMS, their Attorneys, & defends &c. when &c. & says that ye sd Plt, his accon ought not to have & maintaine for that by their own showing ye cause of accon is matter of freehold of which ye Defendts. have not authority to answer; on consideracon whereof this Court have dismist the suit
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 207-208
      Essex County Court 10th of September 1694
      JOHN CLARKE of this County complaineth THOMAS PARKER and FRANCILIA his Wife, Executrix of the last Will & Testament of JOSEPH GOODRICH, late of JAMES CITY County deced, in a plea of ye Case humbly sheweth that ye aforesd. JOSEPH GOODRICH in his lifetime (to wit) ye 30th. day of Janry: in ye year of our Lord God 1691/2, did take & receive of several persons hereafter named several debts & Bills for Debts properly due & belonging to ye Plt (vidilicet) ROBERT SCRUGGS Bill for One thousand & four hundred pounds of tobacco & ROBERT POWELLs Bill for Three hundred pounds of tobacco, & DANIEL BROWN an Obligacon for Four thousand pounds of tobacco, in all amounting to ye sum of Five thousand & seven hundred pounds to tobacco, which Bills & debts to ye Pit. as aforesd, he ye sd JOSEPH GOODRICH did take & receive in his own name & did oblige himselfe to be accountable to ye Plt. for ye aforesd sum or otherwise to return ye aforesd. Bills to ye Plt. as by a certaine Note under the hand of him ye sd JOSEPH GOODRICH bearing date ye day & year aforesd. & here in Court produced will more at large appear, yet notwithstanding ye aforesd. JOSEPH GOODRICH in his life time the aforesd. sum nor any acct: thereof nor yet the aforesd. Bills according to ye true intent & purport of ye aforesd. Note unto ye Plt. did not render; neither yet hath he aforesd THOMAS PARKER & FRANCILIA his Wife in their capacity as aforesd. since ye death of him ye sd JOSEPH GOODRICH ye aforesd. sum nor ye aforesd. Bills to ye Plt. hath not rendered, but ye sumes to render hath hitherto denyed & refused although they have (by ye Plt.) often been thereunto requir'd, whereupon ye Plt. saith he is damnified & hath damage to ye value of Seven thousand pounds of Tobo, & therefore he hath brought his suit & prayes Judgment against ye Estate of ye aforesd. JOSEPH GOODRICH in ye hands of ye aforesaid THOMAS PARKER & FRANCILIA his Wife in their capacity as aforesd., for ye aforesd. sum To which ye Defendts. appear by JNO: EVERITT & JAMES WILLIAMS their attorneys & defend ye force &c. when &c. for plea say that ye receipt of ye sd JOS: GOODRICH doth only oblige him &c. to make return of the said Bills taken in ye sd GOODRICHs name for & by ye order of him ye Plt.; & therefore offers to return a Bill of DANIEL BROWNEs for four thousand pounds of tobacco & cask payable in two severall years & not yet received by him ye sd deced or thse Defendts., & hereof they pray'd Judgmt. but the sd BROWNEs Bill appearing to be of a later date then the sd GOODRICHs rect., this Court have granted Judgmt. to ye Pit. agt: the Estate of ye sd GOODRICH for Five thousand seven hundred pounds of tobacco to be paid with cost of suit also Exo; from val. Judgmt. ye Defendts. pray an appeale to ye 7th day of ye next Genll. Court for a rehearing of the matter wch, is grnted giveing security according to Law
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      1694-1695 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 314-315
      An Account of Debts taken in my own name for JOHN CLARKE and by his request as followeth
      ROBT: SCRUGGS Bill 1400
      PORT. POWELs Bill 0300
      DANIELL BROWNEs obligation for 2 years day of pay 4000
      Total 5700
      I the Subscriber doe oblige my selfe to be accountable to JOHN CLARKE the abovesd sum of Five thousand seven hundred or to returne the Bills as Witness my hand this 30th day of January 1691/2
      And two hundred acres of Land J: G: JO: GOODRICH
      At a Court held for Essex County 7br: ye 10th Ano Dom 1694
      The within Receipt was at ye request of JNO: CLARKE by JAMES BAUGHAN his Attorney
      ordered to be recorded Test F. MERIWETHER, Cl Cur

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