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

Cuthbert Spann

Male Abt 1661 - 1701  (~ 40 years)


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  • Name Cuthbert Spann 
    Born Abt 1661  Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 15 Jan 1701  Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I83011  Tree1
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 

    Father Richard Spann,   b. Bef 1632,   d. 11 Jan 1669, Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 37 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Gracianna MNU Spann,   b. Bef 1636,   d. Aft 1672, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 38 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Married Abt 1648  Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F25564  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dorothy Samford,   b. Bef 1649, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1712, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 63 years) 
    Married Bef 17 Oct 1683  Fairfield Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Richard Spann,   b. 16 Jun 1684, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Apr 1728, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)  [natural]
     2. John Spann,   b. 26 Feb 1686, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1723, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)  [natural]
     3. Samuel Spann,   b. Abt 1687, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1726, Northumberland County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years)  [natural]
     4. Elizabeth Spann,   b. Abt 1688, St. Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jun 1759, North Farnham Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 71 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 26 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F31442  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1699-1706 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Hamrick]; Page 141
      Northumberland County Court 15th of January Anno 1700/1
      This day a Probate of the Last Will and Testam't of M'r CUTHBERT SPAN was granted to M's DOROTHY SPAN by THOMAS HOBSON on her behalfe who produced her Noate to that Effect And Ordered that the said Will be Admitted to Record
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      1666-1670 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 64
      IN YE NAME OF GOD Amen. I RICHARD SPAN of ye County of Northumberland, Planter, in ye Parish of FAIREFEILD, being of perfect memory and understandinge (God bee praised) doe make this my last Will & Testament in manner & forme as folioweth,
      First, I bequeath my body to ye Earth to be buryed in Christian burial! accordinge to ye direction of my deare Wife, and my Soule into ye hands of Allmighty God trusting to be saved through ye meritts of Jesus Christ my only Saviour & Redeemer and as for my temporal! Estate I dispose of in manner follovinge;
      1. I bequeath unto my Daughter, ANNE, two hundred acres of Land being a parcel! of that size hundred acres bought of JAMES MAGREGORY, this Two hundred acres shall lye next to JOHN HULL & noe more likewise; I bequeath & give size cowes to be delivered at my deare and noe more;
      2. I bequeath & give unto my Sonnes, CUTHBERT and SAMUELL, ye remainder of ye foresaid Land to ym: & their heires equally devided for ever;
      3. I bequeath & give my Sonne, HENRY, yt: Land I bought of SIMON RICHESON and WILL BALLINGHAM being upon the HERRING CREEKE for him & his heires for ever;
      4. I give & bequeath my Sonne, RICHARD, this Land yt: I now live upon to him & his heires for ever; wth: all yt: purtenances thereunto belonging;
      In case my Sonne, HENRY, dies before hee comes of age, my Sonne, CUTHBERT, to enjoy that Land at ye HERRING CREEKE; in case either of their deaths, yt: ye Survivr: of yin: to enjoy ye said Land to ym: & their heires for ever;
      My intencon is yt: my Sonne, CUTHBERT, in case of mortality of my Son, HENRY, then my Sonne, CUTHBERT should enjoy ye said HEARING CREEKE and noe more; and my Sonne, SAMUELL, to enjoy ye abovesaid Foure hundred acres; in case of SAMUELLs death, my Sonne, CUTHBERT, to enjoy ye Foure hundred acres of Land, and in case of ye death of my Sonne, RICHARD, then my Sonne, HENRY, to enjoy the land I now live on, in case that two dies ye third to enjoy the remainder of that I bought of JAMES MAGREGORY, SYMON RICHESON & WILL: BALLINGHAM, this said Land above menconed doe belong to my Foure Sonnes to them & their heires for ever; not to be alienated from them & their heires for ever;
      5. Lastly, I make my deare Wife, GRACE, my whole & sole Executrix in this my Will and doe leave the rest of my Estate with ye educacon of my Children to be disposed of accordinge to her direction giving alsoe to my said Wife the parcell of ye Land wch: I bought of ANDREW BOWYER, In Testimony whereof I sett my hand & seale this 16th day of March in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred sixty & seaven in ye nineteenth yeare of ye Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles ye 2d. King of England Scotland France & Ireland, Defender of ye faith Signed & sealed in ye p:sence of
      JAMES AUSTEN, sign RICHARD SPAN
      signd: FRANCIS ROBERTS;
      EDW: SANDERS, WM: MORGAN
      17th Janry: 1668. This was proved to be ye Last Will & Testamt: of Mr. RICH: SPAN deced by ye Oathes of Mr. EDW: SANDERS, Mr. JAMES AUSTEN & FRAN: ROBERTS.
      Mr. HENRY WATTS. Pray doe mee ye kindness to gett my Husbands Will proved for mee ye next Cort: for my weakeness doth still continue wth: mee yt: I cannot possibly be there by selfe, I presume ye wittnesses will be there and wt: you doe therein I doe hereby ratifie; Witness my hand this 9th of Janry: 1668
      GRACE SPAN
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      Collier, James, Somerset Co., 15th Dee., 1708; 30th May, 1709.
      To dau. Elizabeth, 400 A. on Nanticoke, being formerly dwelling plantation of father, Robert Collier, provided father- in-law George Betts shall give to son, George Betts Collier, present dwelling plantation purchased from Cutbord Span, or some other land of equal value. Son George to be of age at 18 yrs. in event of marriage of his mother.
      it wife Mary, extx., personalty.
      Test: Stephen Hall, George Dashiell, Sam'll Brice. Part 2-12. 90.
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      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 206
      TO ALL XPIAN: PEOPLE to whom these pr.sents shall come, I GRACIANA SPAN, late Wife to RICH SPAN of ye Parish of FAIREFEILD in ye County of Northumerld. & Colony of Virga. send Greeting. know yee yt: I ye sd, GRACIANA SPAN for diverse good reasons more especially out of ye tender love & affeccon I bear unto my two deare Sons, RICHARD & CUTHBERT SPAN, have given unto my sd, two Sons, sixe Servants vizt Tony, a Negro, EDWARD HARVEY. ELIZ: TEW , RICHARD STEPHENS, EDW: BENNET. JOSEPH HUMPHRY; twenty head of Cattle, vizt. twelve cows & eight steeres, of at least three years old apeice • eight breeding sowes, & twelve barrowes two feather beds &. rugs, three flock beds & rugs, one dozen of pewter dishes. three iron potts, one iron kettle one Silver tankard, halfe a dozen Silver spoones. sixe paire of sheetes, two paire whereof being holland, two dozen of napkins & two table cloaths, one suit of them being a diaper: & thirty barrens of Indian Corne: To have & to hold ye sd. Cattle & Hogs wth, all their future increase, the sd, Servants, wth. all benefitts & profitts arising by their Labour, wth all ye aforesd goods unto RICHARD & CUTHBERT SPAN their heires: in case my sd, Sons shall live to attaine to ye age of one & twenty yeares, hereby further declaring the real! intent & purpose of ye aforesd. Deed to be yt; ye Servants before given unto my sd. Sons shall be imployed on ye plantacon where I now live & ye Cattle & Hogs to remayne & run there: & wt. profitts shall arise by ye labour or crops of ye sd. Servants or the increase thereof, to be divided until! my Son, CUTHBERT, come to ye age of Sixteene yeares; neither shall it be lawful! for either of my two Sons to barter sell or dispose of any pte of what I have hereby given them. without my advise or consent, until! they attaine to ye age of one & twenty yeares, & if it shall please God yt, either of my sd. Sons should dye before they are one & twenty yeres of age then the one halfe or moyety of what I have given my two Sons as aforesd. shall redound to ye equal! henefitt at all my Sons In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this Fourteenth of Novembr. one thousand six hundred seaventy one
      Memorandum. yt; it is my desire & order that there be payd unto jNO' READ his heires or assignes one thousand pounds of tobaccoe & caske on ye 20th of Novembr. 1672 out of ye crop made by ye said Servants menconed in this Deed of Gift
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye pr:sence of
      THOMAS WINTER. GRACIANA SPAN ye seale
      THO. BRERETON
      15th 9ber• 1671
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      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 208
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr.sents yt. I GRACIANA SPAN for diverse good causes but more especially out of ye tender love I beare to my deare Son, SAMUELL SPAN, have given unto my sd. Son this within written conveyance with all ye land therein contey.ned; To have & to hold ye sd, land being Two hundred acres wth: all ye rights unto my sd. Son, SAMUELL SPAN his heires, when hee shall attaine to ye age of One & twenty yeares. But if my Son. SAMUELL SPAN, shall happen to dye before he come to ye age of one & twenty yeares, then I assigne ye sd. land to my Son, CUTHBERT SPAN. his heires: In Wittness whereof I have set my hand & seale this 14th of Novembr: 1671
      Signed sealed and delivered in pr:sence of
      THO. WINTER, GRACIANA SPAN ye seale
      THO BRERETON
      15th: 9ber. 1671.
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      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 210
      KNOW ALL MEN by these prsents yt: I GRACIANA SPAN out of the natural alfeccon wch: I beare unto my Son, CUTHBERT SPAN, doe hereby give unto my sd. Son .the above specifyed Mare wth. her increase: To have and to hold the same to him his heires, excepting the first foale wch: shall come of the same Mare & live until it come to ye age of two monthes, which I give & grant unto my Son. RICHARD SPAN, his heires, Wittness my hand & seale this 13th day of Novembr: 1671
      Signed sealed & delivered in ye prsence of
      THOMAS WINTER, GRACIANA SPAN ye seale
      THO, BRERETON
      15th, Ober: 1671. Recog. in Cur Northumbria JOHN ROBERTS, Att: GRACIANA SPAN & record.
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      1670-1672 Northumberland County, Virginia Record Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 211
      KNOW ALL MEN by these pr:sents yt: I THOMAS BRERETON of ye Parish of FAIREFEILD in ye County of Northumberld., Gent,, doe acknowledge my selfe to he in debted unto THOMAS HOBSON of ye sd Parish & County the just summe of Five hundred pounds of good & lawful! money of England to ye wch: payment truly to be made I doe bind mee my heires Wittness my hand & seale this 14th day of Novembr 1671 & in ye three & twentieth yeare of ye Reigne of or: Sovereigne Lord Charles ye Second &c
      THE CONDICON is such yt, if ye above bounden THOMAS BRERETON his heires truly buy & purchase a convenient seat & tract of land of ye real worth Sd value of Two. thousand of tobaccoe caske above all charges within three yeares after ye date hereof, for JOHN SPAN, Son of RICHARD SPAN. lately deced & shall within ye terme deliver unto THOMAS HOBSON abovesd. for ye use of the sd. JNO. his heires (and in case ye sd. JNO. shall decease before he attaine to ye age of one & twenty yeares, then ye sd. land to redound to CUTHBERT SPAN his heires) a full firme & warrantable conveyance or Deed of Sale for ye sd. land. Then this obligacon to he voyd, or else to remayne in full force igned sealed & delivered in the pr:sence of
      ROBERT JONES THO BRERETON. ye seale
      JNO. ROBERTS
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      1680-1683 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 84
      Northumberland County Court 2d of March 1680/1
      - CUTHBERT SPAN Order to live on his plantation
      Whereas CUTHBERT SPAN by his Petition prayed that the Estate by a Deed of Guift given unto his Brother RICHARD and him [his Brother RICHARD being dead] might be devided and that he might be forthwith possest of his part, and the Court haveing well perused the Deed doe in their Judgment agree and accordingly order that the said CUTHBERT may live on the Plantation and have his subsistance out of the profitts ariseing out of the Estate soe given him by the said [ ], But that he shall noe way sell barter or dispose of anything thereof until he comes to the age of one and twenty yeares according to the purport, of the Deed
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      1683-1686 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 198
      Northumberland County Court 17th of October 1683
      - ANTH: MORRIS's Estate to be devided Whereas Capt. JOHN HAYNIE in the behalfe of JANE the heyre of ANTHONY MORRIS, deceased, and Mr. CUTHBERT SPAN [in the behalfe of DOROTHY the Relict of the said ANTHONY] petitioned this Court that a Division might be made of the Decedent's Estate between them, this Court doe order that on Munday next Mr. RICHARD FARRINGTON, JOHN WORNAM, DENNIS EYES and CLEMENT LATTIMORE doe apprayse and devide the said Estate between the said persons and deliver unto each their proper portions thereof and that they then allott unto the said Mr. CUTHBERT SPAN [in the behalfe of his Wife] the third of the land and housing, that Capt. JOHN HAYNIE take into his hands the Estate of the said JANE untill the next Court, that WILLIAM KING, Unkle to the said JANE live on her part of the land and that Mr. CUTHBERT SPAN deliver up unto DENNIS EYSE aforesaid what Pattents conveyances or other evidences he hath belonging unto the Land and that the said DENNIS EYSE have the tuition and keeping of the said JANE
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      1683-1686 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 200
      Northumberland County Court 1st of November 1683
      - ANTH: MORRIS's Estate to be divided Whereas ye last Court it was ordered that RICHARD FARRINGTON, JOHN WORNAM, DENNIS EYES and CLEMENT LATTIMORE should meet and divide the Estate of ANTHONY MORRIS deceased between DOROTHY, the Relict, and JANE, the heir of the said MORRIS. It is ordered that the said persons before sometime between this and the next Court divide the personall Estate of the said MORRIS between the said DOROTHY and JANE [excepting one feather bedd with the furniture, one table form and small hammers] which MARTHA LANE gave unto the said JANE [as appeares by the Oath of VALENTINE MUNSLOW and GRACE his Wife] and that then they divide the land and orchards into three small lotts according to quality and quantity [into how many parcells soever it may be] and possess CUTHBERT SPANN in the behalfe of the said DOROTHY, his Wife, with such part or parts choose according to Law, that the said CUTHBERT and DOROTHY his Wife [on their Oath spew to the parties appoynted to divide the Estate as abovesaid], the full of the Estate of the said ANTHONY and that they forthwith deliver unto Capt. JOHN HAYNIE the said JANE's part who promises to take the part thereof untill the next Court if the said Capt. HAYNIE provides for those that are now on the Plantation and he be paid for his charges in providing for them out of the said Estate and that the said SPANN deliver to DENNIS EYES all the evidences belonging to the land of the said MORRIS
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      1683-1686 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 257
      Northumberland County Court 18th of March 1684/5
      - SPAN's Estate to be devided
      Upon the Petition of CUTHBERT SPAN that a devision of the Estate be made between him and his Brother, JOHN, it is ordered that on Wednesday next JOHN DOWNING, JOHN COLES, THOMAS WEBB and JOHN WORNAM devide the Estate and give in an account thereof to the next Court
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      1683-1686 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 3; [Antient Press]; Page 267
      Northumberland County Court 20th of May 1685
      - Constables appoynted
      It is ordered that MICHAEL VANLANDEGHAM be Constable for CHICACONE,
      JOHN LEWIS for CHERRY POYNT,
      PETER CONSTANT for MATTAPONY;
      JOSEPH PALMER for the Upper Precincts of GREAT WICOCOMICO Parish and
      RICHARD [L ] for the Lower Precincts;
      GEORGE HAMBLETON appoynted for the Upper Precincts of Fayrfield Parish;
      HENRY RIDER for NEWMAN's NECK and HULL's CREEKE and
      Mr. CUTHBERT SPAN for the Lower parts of Fayrfield Parish and ordered that they be all sworne by the next Justice
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      1686-1687 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1; [Hamrick]; Page 358/4
      Northumberland County Court November 17, 1686
      Certificate is granted Col. CUTHBERT SPAN for eight hundred and fifty Acres of Land, for the Importation of Seventeen persons into this colony (viz.}
      EDWARD HARVEY HOWELL PROPERT
      THOMAS . . . . JOSEPH AMEE KATH. HUGHLETT
      SAMUELL BATESON EDWARD BENNETT OWEN BRADY
      TONY a negro ELIZABETH BENNETT RICHARD STEPHENS
      JUDITH a negro THOMAS HILMAN EDMUND POWELL
      MAPLE a negro DAVID DAVIS ANDR[EW] a Scotchman in all 17

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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 584
      Northumberland County Court March 16, 1692
      JOHN BUTLER, the son of HENRY and SUSAN BUTLER being ten years old next June, and being alleged to be given by his said mother on her deathbed to Mr. CUTHBERT SPAN, It is therefore Ordered that the said JOHN serve the said Mr. SPAN from Christmas next seven years. The said SPAN having in Court promised to give the said JOHN during the said term one year's schooling, and further ordered that in case Mr. SPAN and his now wife shall die before the said time be expired, the said JOHN to be free
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 830/5
      Northumberland County Court July 20, 1698
      Mr. CUTHBERT SPAN brother and Next of Kin to JOHN SPAN deceased against SARAH SPAN Administratrix of JOHN SPAN deceased referred to a hearing the first day of the next Court with privilege to the Plaintiff to alter or mend the Declaration.
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      1687-1698 Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2; [Hamrick]; Page 837/3
      Northumberland County Court September 21, 1698
      CUTHBERT SPAN, next of kin of his Brother JOHN SPAN deceased, Complains against SARAH SPAN Administratrix of the said JOHN in a Plea that She Render and deliver unto him Twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco which from [him] she unjustly detains because the said JOHN in December 1696 died possessed of a personal Estatc of thirty thousand pounds of Tobacco Value, two parts of which (the whole in three parts to be divided) both belonging to the Plaintiff as next Kinsman to his said deceased Brother JOHN SPAN. Yet the said SARAH, the said twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco being two thirds of the said Estate of the said JOHN SPAN to the Plaintiff to deliver (although often demanded) has refused and still does to the Plaintiff's damage two thousand pounds of Tobacco for which payment with the above said twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco he prays Judgment etc. To which the deft pleads that She detains no Estate from the Plaintiff. The Court are of Opinion that the Right of the Estate of the said JOHN SPAN deceased does appertain to the said Administratrix And on the Defendant's Motion a Nonsuit is granted against the Plaintiff and Order damage es according to Law with Costs alias Execution.

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