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

William Acres

Male 1638 - 1702  (64 years)


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  • Name William Acres 
    Born 1638  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 10 Aug 1702  South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I89741  Tree1
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 

    Family Catherine MNU Acres 
    Married Bef 1662 
    Children 
     1. William Acres,   b. Aft 1682, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1740, Amelia County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 58 years)  [natural]
     2. Anne Acres,   b. Bef 1680, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1702, South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Virginia - admin Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 24 years)  [natural]
     3. Elizabeth Acres,   b. 1662,   d. Aft 1700, South Farnham Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 15 Aug 2022 
    Family ID F42913  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1701-1704 Essex County, Virginia Deed & Will Book; [Antient Press]; Page 118
      IN THE NAMES OF GOD Amen, I WILLIAM AKUES being firs sick off bodey but off perfect sense & memorey prase be given to Allmitey God for the seame do make & ordaine this my last Will & Testament in maner as folloeth;
      First I give & bequeave my solle to all mitey God that gave itt to me hoping threwe the death & merites of my Lord and Saver Jesus Christe to resseve etarnell hapines after this painefull life is ended & my bodey to the Earth from whence it came to be desantely buried at the hands off my Exotore heareafter named
      First I give & bequave all my land to my Son, WILLIAM AKUS & his hares forever but iff my sd Son shalde dey without issue of his bodey lawfulley begoten then tis my Will & desier that all my Landes shall goe to my Grande Dafter, ELIZBEAT SMITH & har hares forever
      Secondly, my will & desier is that my Dafter, ANNE SMITH. shall live upon and have the use of my Plantasion & all my land from my Spring Branch to the land of RICHD. JONES during her nartarill liffe
      Thirdley my will & desier is that all my personall estate shall be eacqualley devided hetweene my Son, WILLIAM AKUES, and my Dafter, ANNE SMITH, & thare hares forever leaving & ordaing. my Son WILLIAM AKUES, &my Darter, ANNE SMITH, my hone & solle Exetores of this my laste Will and Testament ass witnes my hand & sealle this 24 day of Februery 1701
      Signed sealed in the pr:sence of us
      HANNAH RATLEIFF her marke WILLIAM AKUS
      JNO LEMON'
      JAMES BOUGHAN
      Prov'd in Essex County Court he 10th day of Augt. 1702 by ye oathes of JAMES BOUGHAN & JOHN LEMON two of the witnesses hereto and truely recorded. Test FRANCIS MERIWETHER. Cl Cur
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      1668-1670 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 36-37
      TO ALL XPIAN PEOPLE to whom these pntes shall come that I WILLIAM ACERS in PUSCATAWAE in the County of Rappa. Plantr, send greeting in our Lord Gd. Everlasting. NOW KNOW YEE that I the sd WM, ACERS for Diver good causes & vallueable consid in thereunto especially moveing Hath bargained sold and confirmed unto CONSTANT JOHNSON of the above CREEKE Widd her heirs for Ever all my Right tytle interest which I the sd WM. ACERS now have or heretofore had or hereafter may have unto Two hundred acres of land lyeing & being in PISCATAWAE in Rappa lyeing upon the land of GEORGE GREGORY & JAMES FULLARTON & on the North side of PISCATAWAE pocoson wch is by the sd ACERS Pattent and Doth specifie wth all woods & undr woods waters & water courses wth all priviledges belonging both for fishing fowling, seales & Liberties to the sd land To Have and To Hold the above demised premises wth their appurt, unto the sd CONSTANT JOHNSON her heirs for Ever onely the sd CONSTANT JOHNSON is to helpe the sd ACERS in cleering & planting for its saveing the sd Land In Witness whereof I the sd WM. ACERS have hereunto sett my hand & seal the second day of Janry 1668
      in the prsents of us THOMAS GAINES, WILL ACERS
      WILLIAM JOHNSON his marke
      Recognitr. 9th Febry 1668
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      1672-1674 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 5, Part I; [Antient Press]; Page 58-59
      TO ALL CHRISTIAN PEOPLE to whom these presents shall come I WILLIAM ACRES in PISCATICON in the County of Rappa. Planter send Greeting Now Know yee that I the said WILLIAM ACRES for good and valuble considerations me thereunto especially moving have sold unto THOMAS GAINES of the above said County Planter his heirs and assigns for ever all my right and demand which I the said WILLIAM ACRES now have or had or hereafter may have unto two hundred acres of land lying upon the Land of JOHN GREGORY and JAMES FULLERTON on the North side of PISCATICON PAWSON [pocosin] in Rappa, which is a part of six hundred acres of which the said ACRES have the Pattent and Plott wth all wood and underwoods water and water courses wth all priviledges belonging both for fishing fowling wares and Liberties Royallties and hereditaments to the said land To have and to hold the above demised premises with the appurtenance unto the said THOMAS GAINES his heirs and assignes forever and the said WILLIAM ACRES to warrant and save harmless the said THOMAS GAINES from all manner of persons whatsoever unto the said demised land from any person laying any ciaime whatsoever uudcr him the said WILLIAM ACRES his heirs or assigns only the said THOMAS GAINES to help the said ACRES in clearing and planting for the saving of the said Land. In Witness whereof I the said WILLIAM ACRES have set my hand and seale the second day of Januarie 1668
      in the of CONSTANT JOHNSON, WILLIAM ACRES
      WILLIAM JOHNSON
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I THOMAS GAINES doe assign over all my right and interest of this within mentioned conveyance from me my heirs and assigns to DANIEL MARKONNELL to him his heirs and assigns forever and to acknowledge the same next Court held for this County as witness my hand this 27th of July 1672 Test THOMAS PORTIAS THOMAS GAINES
      WILLIAM JOHNSON
      Recognitr in Cu: Com Rappa sixto die 9bris 1672
      KNOW ALL MEN that wee THOMAS GAINES and KATHARINE my Wife doe make and ordaine our loving Friend WILLIAM POTTS our true and lawful! Attorney for us and in our stead to acknowledge unto DANIELL MACKONNELL a Tract of land containing the just quantity of Two hundred acres being part of a parcel! of land containing five hundred and Ninety acres as by Pattent more at large appeareth being on the South side of RAPPA RIVER and adjoyning upon the branches of PISCATICON CREEK and what our said Attorney doth act and doe in the premises abovesd we shall raffle and allow as far forth as if we were there personally present. In Testimony whereof we have set our hands and seals this 15th day of November 1672
      in presence of us THO GOODRICH, THOMAS GAINES
      HEN. AUBREY KATHARINE GAINES
      Recordatr x6d die 9bris 1672
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      1677-1678 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed & Will Book 6, Part 1; [Antient Press]; Page 142
      I WILLIAM MILES can testifie if occasion be that WILLIAM ACRES did kill a Steer of THOMAS HARPERs & did promise to pay him a Cow for ye same, & further said not. WM MILES
      Juratus est MILES in Cur Com Rappae xx die 9bris 1677
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      1679-1682 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will & Deed Book 6, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 260-261
      Febr, Cort. 79)
      TO ALL TO WHOM these prsents shall come, I Sr: WM: BERKLEY , Knt. Governr: and Capt, Generall of Virginia send Greeting, Whereas &c. Now know yee that I the said Sr, WM. BERKELEY Knt: Governor &c., doe with the consent of the Councell of State accordingly give and grant unto WILLIAM AKRES Five hundred ninety two acres of land lying in Rappak: County upon the Maine Branch of Swamp of PISCATAWAY CREEK above the land of Mr. JOHN GRIGORY and bounding as followeth Vizi beginning at Mr. GRIGORY's corner white Oak at the mouth of a branch runing by the said GRIGORYs land upon the branch to a Spanish Oak corner by the branch, thence West South West to a small Oak & Hickory neare the head of a valley, thence down the valley to a branch, and to the Maine Swamp aforesaid; thence down the Swamp to the mouth of the branch where it first began, the sd land being due unto said WM: AKERS by and for transportacon of Twelve persons into this Cottony whose names are on the records mentioned undr:neath this Pattent; To have & to hold the said land &c. Yeilding & paying &c., Provided &c. Given at JAMES CITTIE undr: my hand &the Seale of this Coloony this Twenty seventh day of February 1665
      WM: AKRES his Pattent for 592 acres
      of land in Rappak: County WILLIAM BERKELEY
      Recordatr Teste THO: LUDWELL Secr
      et Recordatr in Cur Com record Rappak: a die febr: 1679/80
      I WILLIAM AKRES of the County of Rappak: doe hereby assigne over this within Pattent (excepting Foure hundred acres of land, Two hundred belonging unto FRANCIS MARRINER & the other Two unto JAMES FULLERTON) & the remainder with the houses & plantacon be it more or less; I doe assigne from me & my heires unto RICHD. HAILE & his heires forever as Witness my hand this 28th of 8ber 1679
      Test CHA: SHEPHERD, WM. AKRES
      JOHN PRICE
      Test EDMD, CRAM Cl Cur
      I the within named WILLIAM AKRES doe hereby for a valuable consideration to me in hand paid by RICHARD HAILE doe hereby sell & set over unto the said RICHARD his heires & assignes forever all my right of & to the land therein granted (except foure hundred acres by me formerly sold) To have and to hold unto said RICHARD HAILE his heires & assignes forever; And I doe hereby warrant the same cleare of all incumbrances As Witness my hand & seale this third day of February 1679
      Test JO: ALMOND WILLIAM AKRES
      JOHN SMITH
      Recognitr in Cur Com Rappae: 4 die Febr: 1679/80
      NOW ALL MEN by these prsents that I CATHERINE AKRES doe appointe THOMAS GAINES my true & lawful! attorney for me to acknowledge in the Court of Rappak: all my right of a plantacon & land lying on the North side of PISCATECON POCOSON unto RICHARD HAILE ratefying whatsoever my said Attorney shall doe therein; as Witness my hand this 3 day of February 1679/80
      Test THO: EDMINSON, KATHERINE AKRES
      DOROTHY CLEMENTS
      Recordatr x die febr: 1679/80

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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 168
      Essex County Court 12th of December 1693
      WILLM: ACRES aged about fifty five years or thereabouts saith that ye line beginning at a Spanish Oake standing by PISCATAWAY CREEKE side being below HENRY PICKETTs Come feild fence yt: now is was ye ancient reputed bounds of RICKETT MACKABONE & that it was a line of a p:cell of land bought formerly of WM. JOHNSON by RICHARD STEPHENS & further saith not
      Febry. ye 23d 1692/3 WM: ACRES
      Sworn to before mee ANTHO: SMITH
      Vere Recordatr: Test F. MERIVETHER, Cl Cur
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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 145
      Essex County Court 26th of September 1693
      - ROGER LOVELESS complaineth against GEO: PARKE in a Plea of Trespasse for that, that is to say, he ye sd PARKE haveing in his hands & custody an order & execution thereon granted to WM. ACRES against ye Estate of RICHARD FRYER, did in ye moneth of May last past levy the sd Execution on a Heifer properly belonging to ye Plt. & after seisure thereof made delivered ye same to the sd ACRES of wch: the Complt. is ready to make sufficient proof; & further saith that by such ye Defendt. unlawfull & unjust act as aforesd. he is damnified & damage hath to the value of Two thousand pounds of sweet sented tobo: & cask, wherefore he hath brought his suit & humbly prayes Judgmt for ye same agt: ye Defendt., with cost of suit together with ye sd Heifer &c., but ye Plt. not appearing to prosecute his sd suit upon ye Defendts. mocon, a nonsuit is granted him against ye Plt., to be paid according to Law with costs
      MARY FRYER complaineth agt: GEO: PARKE in a plea of Trespasse for that, that is to say, he ye sd PARKE haveing in his hands & custody two Executions to wit one of Mr. WILLIAM JOHNSONs & ye other of WM. ACRES, granted against ye Estate of ye Complts Father, RICHD: FRYER, did in ye moneth of May last past levy the sd two executions on Six head of Cattle properly properly belonging to ye Complt., that is to say, three cows & three young steers & after seisure thereof made delivered the sd Cattle to ye sd JOHNSON & ACRES of wch: the Complt. is ready to make sufficient proof, And further saith that by such the Defendts. unlawfull & unjust act as aforesd., she is damnified & damage hath to the value of Five thousand pounds of sweet sented tobo: & cask wherefore she hath brought this suit & humbly prayes Judgmt. for the same against the Defendt. with cost of suit together with ye sd six head of Cattle &c., but the Plt. not appearing to prosecute her sd suit, upon ye Defendts. mocon, a nonsuit is granted him against ye Plt. to be paid according to Law with costs

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      1693-1694 Essex County, Virginia Deed, Will & Order Book; [Antient Press]; Page 222-223
      All the Subscribers being chosen as Arbitrators in the difference between JAMES FULLERTON, Plt., and JNO: PRICE Defendt., and likewise WILLIAM BALL and JNO: HARPER to determine the difference do conclude & agree as followeth: It is agreed upon yt: JAMES FULLERTON shall have an equal moyety of the land within his own claimes lying on the South side of the main Pocoson of PISCATAWAY CREEKE after the land is equally split, the dividing line begining in the middle between the pocoson & the white Oake which WILLIAM ACRES swears to be the Corner tree of JAMES FULLERTONs land & thence runing a aright as may be clearing of JNO: PRICE & WM. BALLS Plantations, omiting the land which was Mr. JONATHAN FISHERs, each party bearing his own charges except this latter Survey which must be split & paid equally by JAMES FULLERTON and JOHN PRICE and we doe further agree that if the dividing line doth take away any part of the land that JNO: HARPER sold to JNO: PRICE then the land to be take away to be valued by a Couple of honest men of the Neighbourhood and that JNO: HARPER pay to JNO: PRICE one halfe of what that land is valued at by the said Neighbourhood Witness our hands and seales JOHN WAGGENER
      JOHN WEBSTER
      At a Court held for Essex County 7br: ye 11th Ano. 1693
      The within arbitracon was at the request of the parties within menconed ordered to be recorded
      Vere Recordatr: Test FRA: MERIWETHER, Cl C

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