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

Christopher Beverley

Male 1686 - Aft 1730  (> 45 years)


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  • Name Christopher Beverley  [1
    Birth 19 Mar 1686  Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Aft 1730  St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I83693  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Robert Beverley,   b. Jan 1635, Beverley, Hull, Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Mar 1687, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Catherine Armistead,   b. Abt 1644, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 23 Apr 1692, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 48 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 28 Mar 1679  Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
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      Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, page 82
      register of Christ Church parish, Middlesex county, now at the Episcopal Theological Seminary
      Major Robert Beverley and Madam Katherine Hone were married in Gloster, March 28th, 1679.
    Family ID F15550  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 252-54.
      10 Oct. 1709. Christopher Beverley of King and Queen County, Gent., to James Johnson of Essex County, weaver, and Esther his wife. Lease of 100 acres in St. Ann's Parish, adjoining to the land of John Butcher ...
      Rent, 600 pounds of tobacco yearly on 20 October.
      Chr. Beverley
      James (J) Johnson
      Esther (X) Johnson
      Wit; Salvator Muscoe, John Merritt.
      10 Oct. 1709. Acknowledged by Christopher Beverley and James Johnson and Esther.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 356-57.
      1 July 1710. In obedience to order dated 10 June 1710 between Christopher Beverley and James Graves, we began to survey the land of the plaintiff and proceeded on the first course from Gilson's Swamp to corner of Button's Range. There John Bates produced the patent of Daniel Gaines and Nichos. Willard for 1376 acres dated 24 Jan. 1665 under which he claims, which being elder than the plaintiff's we proceeded to lay off so much of that patent as fell within the bounds. We proceeded upon the plaintiff's courses but without marking till we got through the patent of Gaines and Willard and then marked again till we came to an old line claimed by Thos. Munday on the back of John Graves' plantation, before which John Graves produced to us a lease of ninety nine years made by Nicholas Catlett 28 April 1671 to Peter Johnson for 200 acres, part of a patent of 1730 acres granted to William Moseley and Nicholas Catlett 29 Sept. 1671, which being of a younger date than the plaintiff's patent we proceeded again and find the said Munday to hold by a patent granted to Majr. John Weir 24 Oct. 1666 which being elder than the plaintiff's patents and interfereing with his bounds we proceeded upon and marked the bounds of Weir's patent to Gilson's runn for Beverley's bounds on that part, and being bounded by Gilson's runn to the beginning nobody further disputed the bounds on that side. We find the patent under which the plaintiff claims was granted to Robert Beverley, Wm. Moseley and Nicholas Catlett, deceased, 21 Sept. 1671, as lapsed from John Pate. We find Pate's patent dated 19 July 1669. We find the patent granted to Wm. Moseley and Nicholas Catlett dated 29 Sept, 1671. We find the lease for 99 years by Nicholas Catlett to Peter Johnson 28 April 1671. We find Johnson's assignment of the lease to Wm. Gannock 5 Sept. 1677; Gannock's assignment to Jno. Graves 29 Sept. 1683. We find John Graves' plantation to be within the bounds of Pate's patent. We do not find there ever was any division between Beverley, Moseley and Catlett of their patent. We find Robert Beverley was the longest liver of the threes and if the lease assigned to Jno. Graves does not give him title against the plaintiff's title in Pate's patent, we find for the plaintiff one shilling sterling damages, but if it does then ye find for the defendant
      William Daingerfield John Burnett Francis Paget
      James Fullerton Thomas (0) Tinsley Timothy (H) Hay
      Erasmus Allen Ephraim Paget James Rennolds
      John (J) Gatewood Salvator Muscoe Henry (H) Reeves
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 391-93.
      7-8 March 1710 [1711]. Christopher Beverley of St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen County, Gent., one of the sons and devisees of Robert Beverley of Middlesex County, Gent., to John Strang of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, planter. Lease and release; for 2600 pounds of tobacco. 30 acres whereon John Strang now dwelleth, which plantation was purchased by Strang from John Bates but in July 1710 upon a survey with a jury of twelve men on a patent of 1200 acres formerly granted to Robert Beverley, Wm. Moseley and Nicholas Catlett the plantation land was found to be within the bounds of the patent of 1200 acres which loth belong to Xpher Beverley.
      Chr. Beverley
      Wit: Salvator Muscoe, Robt. (H) Hambleton.
      8 March 1710 [1711]. Acknowledged.
      8 March 1710 [1711]. Bond of Christopher Beverley of St. Stephen's Parish, King and queen County, Gent., one of the sons and devisees of Robert Beverley of Middlesex County, Gent., to John Strang of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, planter. For 5200 pounds of tobacco. To fulfill covenants in indentures.
      Chr. Beverley
      Wit: Salvator Muscoe, Robt. (H) Hambleton.
      8 March 1710 [1711]. Acknowledged.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 417-19.
      13-14 June 1711. Christopher Beverley of St. Stephen's Parish, King and Queen County, Gent., to Timothy Hay of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, planter. Lease and release; for 12600 pounds of tobacco, paid by George Loyd of St. Ann's Parish, Essex County, inholder. 360 acres within the bounds of a patent granted to Mr. George Loyd and by Loyd sold to Mr. Timothy Hay but upon a resurvey of the 360 acres found to be within the bounds of a patent granted to Major Robert Beverley, deceased, father to the said Christopher Beverley of an elder date and now bought of Christopher Beverley by George Loyd for the use of Timothy Hay ... head of a valley in the line of Capt. Richard Wyatt which is part of a patent of 1600 acres granted to Long and Morris line of Loyd's patent ... west side of Portobago Path ... Robert Brooke's
      Chr. Beverley
      Wit: Tho. Harwar, Salvator Muscoe, John Boughan.
      14 June 1711. Acknowledged by Christopher Beverley.
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      1707-1711 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 13; [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 419.
      In obedience to order of 10 May 1711 we met upon the land in difference between Mr. Christor. Beverley and John Maguffee. We could not find the beginning of the land, whereof it was agreed by the jury to refer the survey until the ninth day of the month. The jury accordingly meeting, laid off the land and find the defendant a trespasser and damage ten shillings sterling money.
      Vim. Covington Tho. Wheeler William (W) Gordin
      Jno. Pickett Henry (H) Reeves Henry Perkins
      Henry (C) Woodnott Thomas Munday William Shepherd
      Allexr. (A) How Wm. St. John John Burnett
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 195-196
      THIS INDENTURE made the XXth day of January in the year of our Lord MDCCXXX Between CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY of KING & QUEEN COUNTY Gent of one part and PETER DUDLEY of RICHMOND COUNTY Planter of the other part Witnesseth thatsd CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY for the sum of Ten pounds fifteen shillings Current money to him paid or secured to be paid doth demise sett & to farm lett unto the sd PETER DUDLEY the house & Tenement where JAMES BYROM late lived together with eighty acres of land thereto adjoyning in the Parish of South farnham & County of Essex To Have and To Hold unto the sd PETER DUDLEY his Exrs. & assigns for the full time & term of twenty & one years from day of these presents paying therefore yearly on the feast day of St, Michael the Archangel the royal Quitrent of the sd land & one ear of Indian Corn and the sd PETER DUDLEY shall not comic waste and if sd rent be unpaid by space of thirty days in any year that then sd CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY to reenter & the same to have again and the sd CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY for himself doth warrant the sd land to the sd PETER DUDLEY. In Witness whereof the parties have sett their hands and Seals
      in presence of BENJA WINSLOW, CHR BEVERLEY
      BENJA WAGGFNER, RICHARD DUDLEY
      At a Court held for Essex County on the XVIth day of March MDCCXXX
      CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY Gent acknowledged this Lease indented to PETER DUDLEY which is admitted to record
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      1728-1733 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 19; [Antient Press]; Page 205-209
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that wee MARTIN WILLARD of Essex County & CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY of KING & QUEEN COUNTY Gent are held and firmly Bound unto MARY PERRY her Exrs., Admrs. in the sum of thirty pounds Sterling this XVIIIth day of May Anno Dom MDCCXXXI
      THE CONDITION of this Obligation is such that whereas Judgment being this day given in Essex County Court unto the sd MARY PERRY against the above bound MARTIN WILLARD in an action of debt depending between sd MARY PERRY Plt and sd MARTIN WILLARD Defendt. the sd MARTIN WILLARD had an appeal granted him to the Eight day of the next General Court giveing Security according to Law if therefore the sd MARTIN WILLARD Appellant as aforesd shall accordingly appear and prosecute the sd Appeal at the next General Court and perform the Judgment of the sd General Court and pay the damages of fifteen p cent which the Court gives upon the principal Debt damages and costs of the County Court this day recovered if cast upon the sd Appeal that then the
      above obligation to be void otherwise to stand MARTIN WILLARD
      CHR BEVERLEY
      At a Court held for Essex County on the XVIIIth day of May MDCCXXXI
      MARTIN WILLARD & CHRISTOR. BEVERLEY'acknowledged this bond to be their act and deed which is admitted to record

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      1724-1726 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 12; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 5
      CAPT. CHRISTOPHER BEVERLEY, 400 acs. (N. L.), King Wm. Co., in St. John's Par; bet. Polecat & the Reedy Sw; adj. Timothy Chandler; & George Douglass; 9 July 1724, p. 42. 40 Shill.

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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