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

William Bohannon

Male 1701 - Bef 1753  (< 52 years)


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  • Name William Bohannon  [1
    Birth 4 Apr 1701  Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Bef 27 Apr 1753  St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I85004  Tree1
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

    Father Dunkin Bohannon,   b. 1666, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 2 Mar 1753, Orange County, Virginia - will date Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Sarah Elliott,   b. 1677, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1755, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage Bef 1697  Kingston Parish, Gloucester County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F24392  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah MNU Bohannon,   b. Abt 1705   d. Aft 1779, St. Thomas Parish, Orange County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 75 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1721  St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Anne Bohannon,   b. Abt 1724, St. Stephen's Parish, King & Queen County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1745, Augusta County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 22 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F41492  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 19 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      1744-1778 Orange County, Virginia Will Book 2: [John Frederick Dorman]: Pages 43-44.
      Will of William Campbell of the County of Augusta being in a sick and low condition, dated 18 Nov. 1744.
      My tract of land on roan oak be sold and £5 of its price be given to my brother Charles Campbell and two thirds of the remainder to my daughter Mary Anne Campbell. The other third part to my well beloved wife Mary Anne Campbell.
      Unto my father Patrick Campbell a learge neatruall peacing mear, and the colt that now sucks said mear to my daughter Mary Anne.
      Unto my wife one chessnut culered mear with a white face and one chessnut culered stallion and one bay near and one bay mar two years old and my riding horse.
      To my father Pat. Campbels one bay gelding of two years old and one broad cloth coat and one pair [sic].
      Unto My brother Patrick Campbell one damask jacet and my hate.
      All my cow kind, with one gray mear and her colt to my wife to be by her disposed of as she shall so cause.
      Unto my brother Charles the colt that came of the mear named Lightfoot last spring.
      To my feather in law William Buckannon my sadle.
      My daughter be brought up and educated by my wife. No part of her leageces be converted or made use of for her education. If she dies in her nonage her legacies to be distributed. My father Patrick Campbell have the sole right and property to be disposed of at his pleasuer.
      James Campbell and William Christian executors.
      William (W) Campbell
      Wit: J. Buchanan, Alex Miller, Joseph Walker.
      28 Feb. 1744 [1745]. Proved by John Buchanan and Joseph Walker. James Campbell granted letters of probate with James Patton and Charles Campbell his securities.
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 80,
      Spotsylvania County Deed Book B 6th October 1730
      This Indenture made the fifth day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty Between JOHN COOK of St. George parish in Spotsylvania County of the one part and WILLIAM BOHANAN of St. Stephen's Parish in King and Queen County of the other part. Witnesseth that the said JOHN COOK for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings lawfull money to him in hand paid by the said WILLIAM the receipt whereof the said JOHN doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and every part thereof doth hereby acquit and discharge the said WILLIAM his Exrs. and Admrs. hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and sell unto the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs Exrs. Admrs. and assigns one tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres be the same more or less situate lying and being in the parish of Saint George in Spotsylvania County and is part of a greater tract of land containing one thousand acres granted by pattent to the said JOHN COOK the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight and is hounded as followeth [that is to say] Beginning at a stake between three pines in a Valley thence north east one hundred and fifty poles to two red oak bushes and three pines thence south east two hundred and fourteen poles to two small white oak bushes thence south west one hundred and fifty poles to two small pines and a white oak by a brance thence north west two hundred and fourteen poles to the Beginning and all the houses orchards fences timbers wais waters priveledges profits and advantages to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any ways appertaining and all the Right Estate property Claim and Demand of him the said JOHN COOK of in or to the land or any part thereof to have and to hold the said land and premises and every part thereof with all and every its appurtenances unto the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his Exrs. Admrs. and assigns from the day of the date hereof for and during the full end and term or six months from thence next ensuing to the end that by virtue of these presents and of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession the said WILLIAM BOHANAN may be in the actual possession of the premises and may be enabled to accept of a grant and release of the same to thing the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs and assigns for ever. In Witness whereof the parties to these presents Interchangeably have set their hands and seals the day and year first above written_
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      ROBERT CAVE, W. RUSSELL, BENJAMIN CAVE JOHN COOK [seal]
      [the word lying in the seventh line and the word release in the eighteenth line was interlined before signed] JOHN COOK [seal]
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the sixth of October Anno Dom 1730.
      JOHN COOK acknowledged this his Deed of Lease for Land unto WILLIAM BOHANAN at whose motion the same was admitted to record. Test JOHN WALLER, Clk. Cort.
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      1730-1731 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [Antient Press]; Page 83
      -This Indenture made the sixth day of October in the year of our Lord God one thousand seven hundred and thirty Between JOHN COOK of St. George parish in Spotsylvania County of the one part and WILLIAM BOHANAN of St. Stephen's Parish in King and Queen County of the other part. Witnesseth that whereof the said JOHN COOK by Indenture bearing date the day before the date of these presents for the consideration therein mentioned did grant bargain and sell unto the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs Exrs. Admrs. and assigns one tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres be the same more or less situate lying and being in the parish of Saint George in Spotsylvania County and is part of a greater tract of land containing one thousand acres granted by pattent to the said JOHN COOK the twenty eighth day of September one thousand seven hundred and twenty eight and is bounded as followeth [that is to say] Beginning at a stake between three pines in a Valley thence north east one hundred and fifty poles to two red oak bushes and three pines thence south east two hundred and fourteen poles to two small white oak bushes thence south west one hundred and fifty poles to two small pines and a white oak by a brance thence north west two hundred and fourteen poles to the Beginning and all the houses orchards fences timbers wais waters priveledges profits and advantages to the same or any part thereof belonging or in any ways appertaining and all the Right Estate property Claim and Demand of him the said JOHN COOK of in or to the land or any part thereof To have and to hold the said land and premises and every part thereof with all and every its apputenances unto the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his Exrs. Admrs. and assigns from the day of the date thereof for and during the full end and term of six months thence next ensuing for the end that by virtue thereof and of the Statute for Transferring uses into possession the said WILLIAM BOHANAN might be in the actual possession of the premises and might be enabled to accept of a grant and Release of the same to him the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs and assigns for ever as by the said recited Indenture more fully and at large it doth and may appear now this Indenture Witnesseth that the said JOHN COOK for and in consideration of the sum of one pound ten shillings current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said WILLIAM BOHANAN before the sealing and delivery hereof the receipt whereof he the said JOHN doth hereby acknowledge and for divers other good causes and considerations him the said JOHN COOK hereunto moving hath granted released and continued and by these presents doth grant release and confirm unto him the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs and assigns all the aforementioned tract of land and premises with their and every of their appurtenance and every part and parcel thereof and all the Estate Right Title Claim and Demand whatsoever of him the said JOHN COOK of in or to the premises or any part or parcel thereof and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders thereof and of every part and parcel thereof To have and to hold the said tract of land and premises with all and every its appurtenance preveledges and advantages and every part and parcel thereof mentioned or intended to be hereby granted released and confirmed unto the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs for ever to the only proper use and behoof benifit and advantage of him the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs and assigns for ever and to and for no other use intent or purpose whatsoever and he the said JOHN COOK doth hereby for himself his heirs Exrs. and Admrs. and for every of them covenants and agree to and with the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs and assigns that he the said JOHN is and stands now lawfully seized of and in the tract of land above granted and every part thereof in a good pure and Indefeasible Estate in fee simple and that he the said JOHN COOK hath now good right and lawfull authority to convey sell and transer the same and every part thereof to him the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs and assigns for ever and farther that he the said WILLIAM BOHANAN his heirs and assigns paying the Quitrents which hereafter yearly grow Due for the same land to the Chief Lord of the fee for the time being shall and may for ever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold use occupie possess and enjoy all and every part of the tract of land and premises without the lawful! lot suit trouble denial eviction molestation or disturbance of any person or persons whatsoever lawfully claiming or to claim by from or under him the said JOHN COOK or by from or under any person or persons whatsoever. In Witness whereof the parties to these present Indentures Interchangeably have set their hands and seals the day and yeara
      first above written.
      Signed Sealed and Delivered in the presence of us
      W. RUSSELL, ROBERT CAVE, BENJAMIN CAVE JOHN COOK [seal]
      [the word before in the third line before was interlined before signed]
      At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday the sixth Anno Dom. 1730.
      JOHN COOK acknowledged this his Deed of Release for land unto WILLIAM BOHANAN and ANN COOK wife of the said JOHN [after being privately examined] acknowledged her right of Dower of the said Land unto the said BOHANAN at whose motion the same was admitted to record. Test JOHN WALLER, Clk. Curt.
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      1731-1734 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book B; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Septr. 2, 1732. William Bohannan and Sarah, his wife, of St. Stephen's Par., King and Queen Co., to Edward Smith of same Par. and County. £10 5s. curr., 200 a. in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. part of pat. granted John Cook Sept. 28, 1728. R. Bell, Robert x Tunwell, Eliza, x Bell. Sept. 5, 1732.
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      Magazine of Virginia Genealogy Vol 24 1986, No. 4; Page 61
      Virginia Land Patent Book 17
      William Bohannan , 400 acres in orange county St. Mark's parish bounded by Sharp & Hensley, Thomas and Anthony Foster & Horse Penn Branch. 10 January 1735/6

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      1737-1738 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 2; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 67-73.
      22-23 July 1737. William Bohannan of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, planter, to John Beckett of same, Clerk.. Lease and release; for 4000 pounds of tobacco. 400 acres. granted unto William Bohannan by pattent 10 Jan. , 1735 ... corner pines of Sharp's and Hensley's on the brow of a hill on the east side the Riga ... corner of Thomas and Anthony Foster's on the west side the Riga ... the horsepen branch ...
      William Bohannan
      Wit: Thomas Wharton, John Wharton, William. Pannill, Edmond Manion.
      28 July 1737. Acknowledged by William Bohannan. Sarah his wife relinquished her right of dower.
      23 July 1737. Bond of William Bohannan, planter, of St. Mark's Parish to John Becket, Clerk, of same. For 8000 pounds of tobacco. Socurities, James Cox and Abraham Bletsoe Senior. To perform the covenants in the indenture.
      William Bohannan
      James Cox
      Abraham (A B) Bletsoe
      Wit: Thomas Wharton, John Wharton, William Pannill,
      Edmond Manion.
      28 July 1737. Acknowledged.
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      1734-1760 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 23
      At a court held 22 Sept 1737 .. petition of WILLIAM BOHANNON that Wm. Thompson, Andrew Harrison & Theophilus Eddins be appointed in the room of Wm. Crosthwait & Wm. Eddins to value the improvements of his land, it is ordered .. Wm. Thompson, Andrew Harrison & Theophilus Eddins, or any two .. valuation includes framing and boards for a house, several sorts of fruit trees, six acres of land cleared & cultivated .. total value assigned £114.2.6 by Andrew Harrison, Wm. Thompson .. At a court held 27 Oct 1737 .. ordered to be recorded. (The Revd. Mr. Becket excepted against this valuation because the viewers had not been sworn according to law.)
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      1734-1760 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 11, Part 2; [Antient Press]; Page 24
      At a court held 23 February 1737 .. motion of WM. BOHANNON .. four hundred acres of his land .. ordered Andrew Harrison, Wm. Thompson & Theophilus Eddins, or any two .. sworn before G. L. Lightfoot 18 March 1737 .. includes 148 pannels of fence eight rails high, framing and boards for a house, several sorts of fruit trees, 76 journeys with provisions with me to improve said land, journeys for sundry fruit trees, six acres of land cleared & cultivated .. value at £113.10.6, made by Andrew Harrison and William Thompson. At a court held 24 March 1737 .. ordered to be recorded. (Revd. Mr. Becket against view of improvements of the above land because the date of the patent was not mentioned in the order and therefore took out an order for a view of valuation of improvements of said lands in his own name.)

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      1734-1749 Orange County, Virginia Road Orders; [Ann Brush Miller]
      24 May 1739, O.S. Page 479
      Licence to keep ordnary is granted to Wm Bohannan on his Motion he having paid ye Governours fees & with Henry Willis his Security entered into bond according to Law
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      1738-1742 Essex County, Virginia Deed Book 22; [Antient Press]; Page 196-199
      THIS INDENTURE made the twenty ninth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and forty Between LEONARD CHAMBERLAIN of the County of Essex and Parish of Southfarnham of one part and WILLIAM BOHANNAN of above said County and Parrish of other part Witnesseth that said LEONARD CHAMBERLAIN for sum of Forty one pounds five shillings Currt. money of Virginia path sold unto the said WILLIAM BOHANNAN his heirs and assigns forever one hundred and ninety eight acres of land being in the County and Parish aforesaid and being the one half or moiety of three hundred and ninety six acres of land purchased by said LEONARD CHAMBERLAIN of one GRIFFIN PURKINS and being the upper part of the said three hundred and ninety six acres of land and bounded some part thereof on the Lands of WILLIAM CROW and LEWIS WATKINS including the Plantation houses fencing and appurtenances whereon the said GRIFFIN PURKINS formerly dwelt, In Witness whereof the said LEONARD CHAMBERLAIN hath set his hand and seal
      in presence of GRIFFEN PURKINS. LEOD. CHAMBERLAIN
      RICHARD COVINGTON, WM. COVINGTON JUNR.,
      THOS. T COATES
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tapp& on the 17th day of February 1740
      LEONARD CHAMBERLAIN acknowledged this Indenture with the Livery of Seisin thereon endorsed to WILLIAM BOHANNAN to be his act and deed which on motion of said WILLIAM was admitted to record
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      1742-1743 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 7; [John Frederick Dorman]; Pages 184-86 [pages 182-83 blank]. 30 Aug. 1742. David Bruce of Orange County, planter, to William Buchanan of same. Mortgage to secure payment by 31 March next of 1200 pounds of tobacco and costs of a suit brought in Orange County Court by Isaac Smith wherein he recovered a judgment for 1200 pounds of tobacco paid by William Buchannan. 120 acres in St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, conveyed to David Bruce by a deed of John Bush 2 Nov. 1730, one mare and one horse colt, two beds and furniture, one iron pott, two skellets, one pewter dish and plate, one table and chest.
      David Bruce
      Wit: John Smith Junr., Richard Beal, John Quin.
      24 March 1742 [1743]. Acknowledged by David Bruce.
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      1743-1744 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 9; [Antient Press]; Page 241
      I do hereby certify that I, JONATH. GIBSON, for the consideration of £17.02.06 paid by WM. BUCKHANNON -- I do give to SARAH BOHANNON, daughter of the said William, one feather bed and furniture, one side saddle and bridle, and cover .. Also I give MARY, the daughter of the said William, one feather bed and furniture .. also to DUNCAN BOHANNON, son of the said William, two beds, one feather bed, the other a Cattaile bed, which goods I, the said Jonathan Gibson, do warrant from the claims
      of all persons whatsoever .. 4 day of July 1744.
      Witnesses: Jonath. Gibson Seal
      James Porteus, Edwd. Herndon.
      Recorded Orange County 24 January 1744.

  • Sources 
    1. [S108] William G. Scroggins, LEAVES OF A STUNTED SHRUB; Vol One, (Name: Nativa, LLC;).

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