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

Thomas Griffin

Male Bef 1634 - Bef 1687  (< 53 years)


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  • Name Thomas Griffin 
    Born Bef 1634  North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Bef 1687  North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I82104  Tree1
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 

    Father Thomas Griffin,   b. Bef 1614, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 12 Sep 1660, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 46 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Gurdou,   b. Bef 1618,   d. Aft 1694, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1643  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F12792  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Lucy MNU Marsh,   b. Bef 1634,   d. Aft 1663, North Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 31 years) 
    Married Bef 7 Aug 1654  Lancaster County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 4 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F40554  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 39
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I RICHARD BENNETT of Virginia Merchant do bargaine (missing) valluable considerations already received have bargained & sold unto THOMAS GRIFFITH One hundred & fifty acres of land in RAPPHANNOCK RIVER bounded by the land of Mr RICHARD LOES to the Eastward & the land of Mr GEORGE MARSH Westward being part of a Pattent of two thousand acres bearing date the 4th of November 1642 & that ye said GRIFFITH shall peaceably enjoy it & his heirs & assignes from me my heirs Exrs. Admrs for ever in Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal the 20th (missing) 1658
      in presence of THOMAS PRITTYMAN, RICHARD BENNETT
      RI: BENNETT JUNR
      Mr. RICHARD LOES - I doe hereby desire & authorize you to appear for me in ye Court. held for the County of Rappahanock or in any Court of Record wtsoever and there to make an acknowledgement in my behalf & in my name for a parcell of land 150 acres which I have sold & reced satisfaction for of THOMAS GRIFFITH being the land formerly proinist to EVE MARSH Widdow which said Land I do hereby acknowledge to have sold unto the said GRIFFITH as by Deed under my hand & seal dated the 20th February 1658
      in presence of THOMAS PRITTYMAN, Servrs: RI: BENNETT
      RI: BENNETT JUNR
      ===
      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 46-47
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these presents that I THOMAS GRIFFITH of the County of Rappahanock (in Virginia) gent in consideration of five thousand pounds of good tobacco & cask clear of ground leaves have bargained sold & conveyed unto Capt DAVID MANSELL a Tract of land conteyning Four hundred & sixty acres more or less lying in ff(missing) Creek towards the head thereof on the North West side of the said Creek being (missing) Northermost Tyne of marked trees belonging to the Land of Coll. FANTLEROY (missing) said Creek & extendeth its breadth up the said Creek unto a North West branch which parts this land and another tract of land belonging unto the said GRIFFITH To Have and to hold the said tract of land unto him the said Capt. MANSELI his heirs or assignes for ever with rights & priviledges thereunto belonging & appertaining paying the rents & services thereby due without the molestation of me the said THOMAS GRIFFITH my heirs or any under me claiming thereunto I the said THOMAS GRIFFITH do bind myself my heirs to give further assurance by conveyance according to Law unto said CAPT. MANSELL his heirs & Admrs with full acknowledgement in Court when thereunto required. In Witenss whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 23d day of December 1658
      ANT: STEPHENS, THOMAS GRIFFITH
      REYNOLD JOHNSON
      BE IT KNOWN unto all men by these presents that I CAPT. DAVID MANSELL of the County of Rappahanock in Virginia gent for & in consideracon of three thousand pounds of good Tobacco & cask clear of ground leaves have bargained & conveyed unto THOMAS MADDISON & JOHN SCOTT a tract of land conteining (four hundred & sixty) acres lying in (missing) Creek towards the (head thereof) on the West side of the said Creek & begineth at the East (missing) and which the said Capt. DAVID MANSELL bought of Mr. THOMAS GRIFFITH & runeth to a Swamp which parts (missing) land & a tract of land which belongeth unto the said Mr, THOMAS GRIFFITH to have and to hold the said three hundred acres of land unto the said THOMAS MADDISON & JOHN SCOTT their heirs or assignes for ever with all rights & priviledges belonging paying for the same the rents & services thereby due without the hindrance of me the said DAVID MANSELL my heirs or any under me claiming thereunto & further I the said DAVID MANSELL do bind myself my heirs to make further assurance by Conveyance according to Law & to these the abovesaid THOMAS MADDISON & JOHN SCOTT their heirs or assignes with full acknowledgement in Court when thereunto required. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seale this 6th day of July 1659, DAVID MANSELL
      in the presence of HUM BOOTH,
      JAMES CHRISTY
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 112 - 113
      TO ALL PEOPLE to whome these presents shall come Know ye that I SARAH GRIFFIN Widdow Relict of THOMAS GRIFFIN late of Rappahanock County in the Colony of Virginia gent deced as well in consideration of natural love & affection I bear towards my three children LEROY, THOMAS & WINIFRED GRIFFIN & for & towards their maintenance & bringing up & for & in consideration of their full inial portion due them by Law out of their said deceased Fathers Estates as also for other good causes & valluable consideracons me thereunto specially moving have given & confirmed unto the said three Children the sum of Six hundred pounds Sterl money of England in manner & forme following that is to say unto my said Son LEROY GRIFFIN Two hundred pounds part thereof when he attains the age of one & twenty years unto my other son THOMAS GRIFFIN two hundred pounds more thereof when he attains to the age of one & twenty years & unto my Daughter WYNIFRED GRIFFIN Two hundred pounds Residue thereof when she shall attain to the age of one & twenty years or be married together (missing) mares & catle hereafter menconed in manner & forme following that is to say to my said Son LEROY GRIFFIN Two mares which I formerly bought of Mr, GEORGE COHLOUGH & five (missing)ed & marked as by a note annexed hereunto appears to my said Son THOMAS GRIFFIN three cows named & markt as by the said noat annexted & to my sd Daughter WYNIFRED GRIFFIN one mare filly lately bought of the said COHLOUGH to have and to hold unto my said Three Children LEROY, THOMAS & WINIFRED GRIFFIN their & every of their Exrs. & assignes & to the survivr. of them agt all persons for Ever by these presents Provided Always it shall be lawful! for me the said SARAH GRIFFIN quietly to possess & enjoy the male increase & proffits of the said Mares & Catle until my said Son LEROY &THOS. GRIFFIN shall attain the said age of one & twenty years & my said Daughter shall attain the same age or be married without any lawfull lett or in cumbran ce of said LEROY THOMAS & WYNIFRIDE GRIFFIN or any of them or any person by their means In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & Seale this the 12th day of September 1660
      SARAH GRIFFIN
      The aforesaid Eight Cows are markt thus both ears Cropt & (missing) in right Ear & are lately ordered to be recorded & are marked
      Teste DA. LINDSAY,
      GEORCE COHLOUGH, THO, BUNBERRY
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      1656-1662 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 113
      THESE PRESENTS Witnesseth that I SAMUELL GRIFFIN Merchant in consideracon of a Marriage suddenly to be solemnized between me & the above named SARAH GRIFFIN do hereby (missing) ) allow of the above written Deed of Gift & do bind myself my heirs & Admrs, for the performance of the same Witness my hand & Seale the day & year above written
      SAML GRIFFIN
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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 200-201
      KNOW ALL MEN that I SAMUELL GRIFFIN of the County of Rappahanock in Virginia Merchant doe for good causes give unto THOMAS GRIFFIN the Lawful Son of THOMAS GRIFFIN all my right title & interest of the tract of land menconed & further do assigne and sett over the land untt, him said THOMAS GRIFFIN his heirs & assignes forever but provided he dieth without issue of his body lawfully begotten that then I do likewise hereby give & grant the aforemenconed Land unto WINIFRED GRIFFIN his Sister & to her heirs & assignes for ever & I do by these presents acquitt the said Land for Ever from me my heirs In Testimony whereof I have set my hand & seale this 4th day of March 1661
      Witness ROBERT ROGERS, SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      AMBROSE CLEARS, ROBT SAUNDERS SARAH GRIFFIN
      Sealed & delivered and the words & assignes in the Seaventh line and the words (of his body) lawfully begotten Enterlyned before the Ensealing & Delivery
      in ye presence of us ROBT. ROGERS, SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      DAVID GRIFFIN SARAH GRIFFIN
      ===
      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 233-234
      TO ALL TO WHOM these presents shall come I SAMUELL GRIFFIN of the County of Rappa. in Virga, send greeting Know ye that I the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN have for a valluable consideracon reced of THOMAS GRIFFITH of the same County granted unto the said THOMAS GRIFFITH Eleven hundred fifty five acres of land being in the County aforesd & bounded on the South East side of the Eastermost branch of FARNHAM CREEK beginning at a marked pocickery & from thence moving SE to a marked red Oak to the head of a branch of MORATICON from thence NNE to a marked Chesnut thence parolell with the first line to a marked red Oak and lastly SSW to the place where it first began Including also a small parcell of land lying between the sd land and the first menconed branch wch sd tract of land binding as aforesd withall rights whatsoever which 1 the sd SAMUELL GRIFFIN by virtue of a Pattent to me granted I do hereby estrange from me my heirs unto him the sd THOMAS GRIFFITH his heirs for Ever he the said THOMAS GRIFFITH yearely paying the quitrents of right due In Witness I have set my hand & seale this seaven & twentieth day of June one thousand Six hundred Sixty three
      in presence of us JOHN WILLIAMS. SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      THOMAS LIDDLE SARAH GRIFFIN
      KNOW ALL MEN that we SAMUELL GRIFFIN and SARAH GRIFFIN for sundry causes do ordaine & hath by these presents deputed our trusty & welbeloved Friend Mr. GEORGE MARSH to be our Lawfull attorney granting to him our full power to make an acknowledgmt of a Deed of Sale of a parcell of land to THOMAS GRIFFITH bearing date with these presents & further what our sd Attorney shall do we confirme as fully as if we ourselves could he personally present. In Testimony we have set our hands & seals this 27th day of June 1663
      Witness JOHN WILLIAMS, SAMUELL GRIFFIN
      THOMAS LIDDLE SARAH GRIFFIN
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      1662-1664 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 1, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 278 - 279
      THIS INDENTURE made this (missing) & twentieth day of December in the year Sixteen hundred Sixty & three Witnesseth that we THOMAS GRIFFITH & LUCY GRIFFITH of the County of Rappahanock for (missing) of lawfull English money to be paid by (missing) do sell unto GEORGE MARSH of the (missing) title interest in a parcell of land lying (missing) & now in the possession (missing) of the containing One hundred acres more or less & bounded (missing) RICHARD LOES on the Eastward and by the land of the above (missing )ter side thereof which land we purchased of Mr. RICHARD (missing) by his Conveyance will appear To have and hold (missing) from us the sd THOMAS & LUCY our heirs & assignes withal! houses orchards & whatsoever rights belonging to him the sd GEORGE MARSH his heirs or assignes & we do further warrant the quiet possession of every part & parcell thereof to him the said MARSH his heirs & assignes for ever from us the sd THOMAS & LUCY our heirs or from any person whatsoever he or they paying the Quitrents accustomed to be paid to his Maty for the same & also do bind ourselves to make such further conveyances of the premises as shall be needful 4, lyeth in. cur power to do when same shall be required In Witness sett our hands & seals
      in presence of RICHT), PARROTT, THOMAS GRIFFITH
      HENRY CREIGHTON LUCY GRIFFITH
      KNOW ALL MEN that I LUCY GRIFFITH do herehy appoint my loveing Friend HENRY CREIGHTON my true & lawfull Attorney for me & in my behalf to acknowledge a parcel! of land about. One hundred & fifty acres lying in (missing)COCKE sold to GEORGE MARSH
      Witness my hand this 1st March 1663
      Test SAM DENNETT. LUCY GRIFITH
      JAMES SAMFORD
      Recognr in Cur Rappa 2 die Martii 1663/4
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 278-280
      TO ALL TO WHOM etc NOW KNOW YEE etc that I the said Sr, WM. BERKELEY Knt. etc. doe wth the consent of the Coun cell of State accordingly give and grant unto Mr. THOMAS GRIFFITH three hundred and fifty acres of land scituate on the North side of Rappa. River in the County of Rappa, at the Head of Farneham Creeke and on the South side of the Eastmaine Branch issuing out of the head of the sd Creeke bounded as followeth (Vizt) Begining at a Corner marked pocikry standing Neare the side of a small INDIAN FIELD & adjoyning to the land of Mr. SAMUELL GRIFFIN thence Extending along the land of the sd Samuell Griffin E: So: E: 320 poles to another marked pocikry thence So: 190 pole to a marked red oake standing on a branch issuing out of Moratico Creeke thence W:N:W. 320 poles to antoher marked pocikry thence No: 190 poles to the place it first began The sd land being due unto the said Mr. Thomas Griffith by and for the Transptacon of Seaven persons into this Collony whose names etc. To have and to hold etc. Provided etc. dated 15th of April 1664.
      signed Wm, Berkeley
      I THOMAS GRIFFITH doe hereby assigne and sett over from me my heirs unto Samll. Griffin of the County of Rappa. in Virga: all my right title and interrest of the wthin menconed tract or Devidt: of land To have and To hold the sd tract of land to him the sd Small. Griffin his heirs for Ever without any Lett Hindrance or Molestation wtsoever from or by any persons wtsoever by or for me. In Wittness whereunto I have hereunto sett my hand & Seale this 28th Sbr 1664.
      In presence of us HENRY WILSON, Thomas Griffith
      DENNIS EYES
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I SAMUEL GRIFFIN for a Valluable consideracon in hand received of DAVID GRIFFIN doe hereby assigne and sett over unto the said David Griffin all my right title and interrest of the abovesaid tract or Devident of land conteyned in the wthin menconed Pattent To Have and To Hold the said land to him his heires for Ever IN WITTNESS whereunto I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this 26th of Novembr: 1665.
      In presents of us EDMO: SHILDON Sam: Griffin
      LEROY GRIFFIN Sarah Griffin
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 5 Die 7bris 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I DAVID GRIFFIN of the County of Rappa. in Virga: Planter for Divers causes and consideracons me thereunto mooving doe hereby grant and make over unto KATHERINE GRIFFIN Daughter to SAMLL. GRIFFIN of the aforesd County one cowe comonly knowne by the name of Drinke Milke & marked Vizt. both Eares Cropt wth a slitt in the Right To have and To hold the sd Cow to her the sd Katherin Griffin her heires wth all her Several! increase and this my present Deed of Guift to stand in firm good and Effectual( to all intents and purposes in the Law for the good Behoofe and benefitt of the sd Kath: Griffin. IN WITTNESS whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 27th April 1667.
      Witness: LEROY GRIFFIN, David Griffin
      WILLIAM SMITH
      Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 5 Die 7br 1667
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      1669-1673 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 133
      Northumberland County Court 15th of November 1671
      - Whereas THO: GRIFFIN was arrested to this Cort: at ye suite of THO: MARSHALL & refused to yield obedience to ye arrest, the Cort: doe therefore authorize Mr. ROBT: JONES, High Sherriffe, to apprehend ye sd. GRIFFIN at Capt. CARTERS MILL or elsewhere wth in this County, & keepe him in safe custody untill he give caucon for his appearean ce ye next Cort:
      ===
      1682-1686 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 132-133
      HIS INDENTURE made the third day of Septembr: 1684 and in the six and thirtieth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord Charles the second &c. Between WILLIAM FAUNTLEROY of the County of Rappa: Gent!, of the one part and ALEX NEWMAN of the County aforesaid, Planter, of the other part Witnesseth that the said WILLIAM FANTLEROY in consideration of Five thousand pounds of Tobo: in cask paid or secured to be paid hath granted unto the said ALEXANDER NEWMAN his heires in his peaceable and quiet possession Five hundred and ten acres of land and being on the North side of Rappa: River in the Parrish of Farnham and County of Rappa: aforesd., 408 acres thereof bounded as followeth Begining at a marked wt: oake nere MORATICO CREEKS mouth thence extending itself in breadth up by or nigh the Maine River side and for length into the woods 320 poles and the residue extendeth from the first mentioned marked tree S. W. p W. to a small marked Oake standing at a point at the said MORATICOE CREEKs mouth, thence by the Maine River side and finally back and cross this point of land to the tree first mentioned, the land formerly sold by Col. MOORE FAUNTLEROY, Father to the said WILLIAM, unto JOHN NEWMAN, Father to the said ALEXANDER, and by the said JOHN Pattented the 12th fiber 1662 and all houses buildings profits appurtaining To have and to hold the said Five hundred and ten acres of land and all other prmisses granted unto the said ALEXANDER NEWMAN his heires Subject nevertheless unto the quitt rents from henceforth be due and payble and further the said WILLIAM FANTLEROY and KATHERINE his Wife shall acknowledge these prsents and that shee shall acquitt her right of Dower before his Majties Justices of the peace at the Court to be held by them for the County aforesaid in due form of Law. In Witness the parties have sett their hands and seals
      Signed sealed and delivered in the prsence of us
      HENRY AUSTINE, WILL: FANTLEROY
      DOMINI BENHAM KATHERINE FANTLEROY
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rapa 3 die 7bris Anno 1684 et Recordatr xxiii die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I KATHARINE FANTLEROY doe impower my loveing Brother, Colo. LEROY GRIFFIN, my true and lawful! Attorney to acknowledge unto Mr. ALEXANDR. NEWMAN one parcell of land contayning my Deed bearing date the 3rd day of September 1684, Five hundred and ten acres of land as fully as if I myself was there personally prsent to acknowledge from me my full right either thirds or Dower to the aforesaid Mr. NEWMAN and his heires forever. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale this 3rd day of September 1684
      ===
      1686-1688 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 7, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 334-338
      THIS INDENTURE made the second day of May 1686 and in the third year of the Reign of our Sovereigne Lord James the second &c. Between SAMLL. GRIFFIN of NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY Gent. and SARAH his Wife of the one part and LEROY GRIFFIN of Rappa. County Gent., Son and heir apparent of THOS: GRIFFIN, late of the same County deced, of the other part. Whereas the sd THO: GRIFFIN bought and purchased of MOORE FANTLEROY late of LANCASTER COUNTY by Deed under his hand and seale bearing date the 22nd of 7ber 1653, Six hundred and seventy acers of land being as in the sd Deed is mentioned whereto relation being had may appeareth, And whereas the sd THO: GRIFFIN held by Patent bearing date the 4th of July 1653, One thosuand sixty four acers of land which the said LEROY GRIFFIN repatented the 10th of February 1663, and in the 16th yeare of the Reigne of our late Sovereigne Lord King Charles the second, which sd last mentioned land is bounded as in the last recited Patent is expressed to which relation may also more fully appeareth And Whereas the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN in a certain writeing of Indenture under his hand and wale bearing date the 4th day of March 1661, did give and grant unto THO: GRIFFIN, Son of the sd THO: GRIFFIN deced, and Brother to the sd LEROY all right of a tract of land mencioned in the Patent conteyning One thousand forty and six acers and is dated the first day of January 1660 and that the sd last mentioned land should be unto the sd THO: GRIFFIN his heires forever, But provided he died without issue of his body lawfully begotten that then he did give and grant the therein mencioned land unto WINIFRED GRIFFIN, Sister of the sd THOMAS and LEROY and her heires and assignes forever which the sd THOMAS, the Son, and WINIFRED, are both deceased without issue and the sd land last mentioned is come unto the sd LEROY as heire to the Survivour of them since which also the sd LEROY GRIFFIN as heire hath entered into and now remaineth in the quiet and peaceable possession of all the fore recited premisses and Whereas the sd SARAH as Wife formerly to the said THOMAS GRIFFIN, the Father, and at present Wife to the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN, hath or might pretend right of Dower to all the before recited lands Now This Indenture Witnesseth that the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN and SARAH his Wife for a good and valuable consideration to them in hand paid by the sd LEROY GRIFFIN have given unto the sd LEROY GRIFFIN his heires and assignes forever the quiett and peaceable possession of all ye interest and demands whatsoever of the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN and SARAH his Wife which they or any of them have or claime to all the before mencioned tracts of land by right of Dower or pretence whatsoever And the sd SAMLL. GRIFFIN for himselfe and the sd SARAH his Wife doth hereby grant with the sd LEROY GRIFFIN that he the sd SAMLL, and SARAH will acknowledge these presents for the further confermacon In Witness whereof the sd parties have set their hands and seales
      Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of
      SAMLL. CHURCHILL, SAMLL. GRIFFIN
      JOHN POUND SARAH GRIFFIN
      TEILIFF ALLURSEN
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 4 die May 1687 et record 12th die
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I SARAH GRIFFIN for sundry considerations thereunto moving do make my loving Friend, DENNIS CARTY my true and lawful! Attorney for me to make ackowledgement of my Right of Dower in several! tracts of land sold by me Husband, SAMLL. GRIFFIN, unto LEROY GRIFFIN, my Son, as by two several! Instruments or Deed bearing date the 2nd of May 1687 may appeare and what my sd Attorney shall act and doe I do ratify to be as full and ample to all intents as if I were personal! present. Witness my hand and seale this 2nd of May 1687
      Teste MARY MILLS SARAH GRIFFIN
      MARY LUNTHE marke of
      Recordr. Cur Com Rappa: 12 die May 1687
      I LEROY GRIFFIN do hereby authorize and depute my Loving Brother, Mr. WM. TAYLOE, to accept for my use the acknowledgement (before his Maties Justices of peace sitting in Court of Rappa: County) of a Deed of Bargaine and Sale made by SAMLL. GRIFFIN and SARAH his Wife unto me the sd LEROY of two tracts of land in said County and also of one Deed of Release made by and from the sd SAMLL. and SARAH to me the sd LEROY all their right of three tracts of land therein mencioned both which Deed are dated the
      second day of May 1686 hereby ratifieing what my sd Attorney shall do in the premisses Witness my hand and seal this 3rd day of May 1687
      LEROY GRIFFIN
      Record Cur Com 23th die May 1687

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