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

John 'Piankatank' Smith

Male Bef 1669 - Aft 1704  (> 37 years)


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  • Name John 'Piankatank' Smith 
    Birth Bef 1669 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1704  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I83610  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Middlesex Co Va Smith 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16193  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Butcher,   b. Bef 1669   d. Bef 1698, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 29 years) 
    Marriage Bef 7 Dec 1691  Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F41087  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 

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      1690-1694 Middlesex County, Virginia Order Book 2, [Antient Press]; Page 498)
      Court 2nd March 1690/1
      - Administracon of the Estate of JOHN PARSONS, late of this County, deced., is granted to his Relict, MARTHA PARSONS, she giveing good securaty for her due admr, according to Law
      - Mr, ROBERT BOODLE & Mr. EDWARD CLARK became securatyes for the sd. MARTHA PARSONS her due administring on her Husbands Estate & p:formeing all things the Law in that case requires
      - Mr. JOHN CANT, Mr. JOHN SMITH, Mr. WILL: DOWNING & Mr. FRA: DODSON, or any three of them, doe appraise the Estate of the sd. JNO: PARSONS, deced, in the (blank) and that an Inventory thereof be returned to ye next Courte, they being sworne to the same by Mr. JOHN WORTHAM
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      1690-1694 Middlesex County, Virginia Order Book 2, [Antient Press]; Page 511)
      Court 7th of December 1691
      - The suite of Mr. RANDOLPH SEAGER & ANN his Wife, vs. JOHN SMITH & MARTHA his Wife, ye Admrx, of JOHN PARSONS, is dismt.
      - The sute of ROBT: GILLAM vs. JOHN SMITH & MARTHA his Wife, ye Admrx. of JOHN PARSONS, is dismist
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      1694-1703 Middlesex County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 373)
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I WILLIAM BRISCOE of County of Middlesex Gentleman doe fully release JOHN SMITH of the County of Middlesex aforesaid Planter and assigned JOHN SMITH Son of the aforesaid John Smith and MARTHA his Wife the Daughter and Devisee of WILLIAM BUTCHER late of the County aforesaid deceased his heires and assigns from all actions suits Judgments and all other demands whatsoever which I said William Briscoe have against said John Smith the Father of the said John Smith by reason of a parcell of land containing fifty acres bounded betwixt the Canoe Branch and the Swamp to me said William Briscoe sold and conveyed by JOHN BUTCHER Son of the aforesaid William Butcher or any land given and devised by the said William Butcher to his Daughter MARTHA BUTCHER since the Wife of John Smith the Father above named, or as the said John Smith is Executor to the aforesaid John Butcher or bound to me the said William Briscoe the said John Butcher for the quantity of Ten thousand pounds of Tobacco with Caske bearing date the 11th day . . . . 1696 for performance deed of Bargaine and Sale for the aforesaid Fifty acres of land lately found by a Jury .... (torn)
      William Briscoe
      Att a Court held for the County of Middlesex produced in Court by . . to record
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      1694-1703 Middlesex County, Virginia Deed Book 2, Part 3 [Antient Press]; Page 441)
      THIS INDENTURE made the second day of February 1701 Between CHARLES WILLIAMSON of Parrish of Christ Church in County of Middlesex Carpenter of one part and JOHN SMITH of Peanketanck of Parrish and County aforesaid Planter Wittnesseth that said Charles Williamson for consideration of One hundred acres of land of the vallue of Forty pounds Sterling to him delivered hath granted unto John Smith One hundred acres of land in Parish & County aforesaid formerly belonging to AUGUSTINE WILLIAMSON conveyed to the above named Charles Williamson by Deed the second day of October 1689 and acknowleged in Middlesex County Court by said Augustine Williamson the Seventh day of October 1689 which said hundred acres of land is to be possessed by John Smith according to the bounds expressed in the above mentioned Deeds
      In presence of us GEORGE WORTHAM, Charles Williamson
      EDWIN TRACKER
      Att a Court held for the County of Middlesex the 2d day of February 1701/2 Charles Williamson acknowledged this Deed and ordered to be recorded
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I Charles Williamson am bound unto John Smith in sum of Eighty pounds Sterling money of England this 2d day of February 1701/1.
      The Condition of this obligation is such that if Charles Williamson keep all the covenants mentioned in Deed indented then this obligation to be voyd or otherwise to stand In presence of us GEORGE WORTHAM, Charles Williamson
      EDWIN THACKER
      At a Court held for the County of Middlesex the 2d February 1701/2
      Charles Williamson acknowledged the above bond and ordered to be recorded
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      1697-1700 Middlesex County, Virginia Order Book 3, [Antient Press]; Page 250
      Middlesex County Court 3d of October 1698
      - JOHN SMITH, Plantiffe in an action of Trespass against WILLIAM BRISCOE, Defendt., complaines; for that, that is to say, he the said JOHN SMITH is lawfully seized by the Courtesie of the Laws of England as Tenant for life of and in a certaine tract or parcel! of land scituate lying and being upon the head of PEANCKETANCK RIVER in this County & within the jurisdiction of this Court, the which tract or parcel! of land in & by the Last Will and Testament of WILLIAM BOUCHER, late of this County, deceased, bearing date January the 20th day 1667, here in Court ready to be produced did devise the same to his Daughter, MARTHA BOUCHER. in the following words; "Item. I give and bequeath all my right tytlo and intrest of all my land wch: I have belonging to me from the CANNON BRANCH to and adjoyning upon JOHN WORTHAMs Land to her & her heires forever"
      And forasmuch as the Plt. was lawfully contracted to and with the said MARTHA in holy Matrimoney and had issue borne alive of the body of the sd. MARTHA before her death, whereby the said Land is lawfully vested in the Plt., in forme as aforesaid, yet, nevertheless he the said Defendt, into part of which Land with force and armes in or about the fourth day of March last past did enter & ye Timber trees thereon growing did cutt
      fall and take and carry away and other trespasses upon the premisses dayly doth coramitt and the possession thereof doth keep to ye damage of the Plt. one hundred pounds Sterling, Wherefore he brings his suit & prays Judgment for the aforesaid summe with costs and that the said Defendt. be ejected from the premisses and the Plt. putt in possessionthereof &c.

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      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 17
      JOHN SMITH, GENT., 1825 acs., New Kent Co., 28 Oct. 1697, p. 127. Being part of patent for 2600 acs., on SW side of the freshes of York River, Granted Maj. Wm. Lewis, 20 Jan. 1656, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 37 pers: Benja. Bontell, Sarah Downman, Jno. Farrell, -Savage Mason, Antho. Lempton, Tho. Skirmell, Mary Tidley, Anne Deale (?), Wm. Miles; Isaac, Peter, Jno., Moratt, Kate, Jack, Harry, Zebu, Aleck, Dinah, Sarah; Fakire, Martin, Tomboy, Ned, Dilla.. Hagar, Yarrow, Meddy, Parker, Samba; Tidday, Susan, John, Mary, Tom, Wager Donnell.
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      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 60
      JOHN SMITH, GENT., 450 acs., Middlesex Co., on Peanketank River; 25 Apr. 1702, p. 459. Beg. at George Wortham's land near the Landing place; to land of Abraham Moone, dec'd., now Wormeley's; down Cannoo Br; to land of William Briscoe, dec'd; along the old feild; to land of James Williamson, 139 acs. part of 300 acs. granted William Boucher, 29 Oct. 1662, & the upper part of sd. land above Cannoo Br. bequeathed to his dau. Martha Boucher, & that part on the lower side of sd. branch to his son John, as by his will dated 20 Jan. 1669; said John, by will dated 18 Apr. 1698, bequeathed to said John Smith, who married sd. Martha Boucher & hath issue borne of her now living; 311 acs. overpluss due sd. Smith for Imp. of 7 pers: Thomas Harvey, Sarah Harvey, Tho. Husbands, Simon Adcock, Theop. Stanton, John Jones, Jordan Jones.

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