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

John Appleton

Male 1640 - 1676  (36 years)


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  • Name John Appleton 
    Born 1640 
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Apr 1676  Westmoreland County, Virginia - probate Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9503  Tree1
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 

    Family ID F6526  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Frances Gerard,   b. Abt 1637, Winwick Prish, New Hall, Lancashire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Mar 1680, Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 43 years) 
    Married 1672  Westmoreland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Jun 2022 
    Family ID F2127  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 266a-267. Capt. John Appleton. Inventory. 24 April [1676]. Appraisers sworn by Nicholas Spencer, Esqr. Total valuation 40,410 pounds of tobacco, including eight Negroes, servant named Milly White Cotten 4 years to serve, and servant boy named Jno: Morrice 3 yeares to serve who never made a cropp.
      Items listed in dwelling house plantation, over her chamber, in the hall chamber, in Capt. Appleton's clossett, in the kitchen and in the room thereunto belonging, in Capt. Appleton's hall and room belonging thereunto, in her owne store,
      Currioman plantation, forrest plantation where Mr. Clarke lives, at Mr. Clarke's.
      Wm. Peirce
      Thomas Youll
      Jno: Lewlinge
      Wm. Hardidge
      Edward Franckling
      Signed by Frances Appleton.
      9 May 1676. Wee being upon the appraisement three severall dayes and at 3 severall plantations and haveing Mr. Robt.
      Bletsoe for our attendance, doe unanimously consent to give unto Bletsoe all whatsoever belongs to us as appraisers.
      Wm. Peirce
      Thomas Youll
      John Lewling
      Wm. Hardidge
      Edward Francklin
      10 May 1676. Mrs. Frans: Appleton made oath.
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      1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 4; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 326a. Capt. Jno. Appleton. Estate account. Coll. Jno. Washington, administrator.
      Payments made to Gerrard Peyton, Henery Newcomb, Henery Corbyn Esqr., Mr. Lawrence, Mr. Waugh, Edward Franklin, Mr. Thomas Mathew, Mr. Luke, Mr. Bridges, Mr. Frodesham; the balance be in satisfaction of Capt. Gibbs' judgment.
      Coll. Washington have his quiets est.
      28 Aug. 1677. Recorded.

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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 17. Deposition of John Sammaies, aged 31 yeares or thereabouts: Being at the house of Mr. John Appleton in June last past in the company of Mr. Richard Cole and several other gentlemen, I did heare Cole use most grosse, scurrilous and obseane languadge, abuse several persons of qualitie and amongst the rest the Right Honorable Sir William Berkeley saying that Sir William Berkeley durst not skew his face in England and that it Cole were in England he had better creditt there then his Honer and that he expected his brother to come in Governor, who should kick his Honour from his place and he should be a Councelor at least and then he would act knavery by authority, and several other things. [ ]
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 26. 11 July 1668. Madam, I was lately informed that at the Court your sonn did much abuse me and calld me whore. I [only] conceive he might have found one nearer home for I never complained of my husband's disabilitie or wisht the boate might sinke under him when he went to Maryland as others have done. Your daughter Appleton reports that if I goe to any house in the countrey, but Coll. Spencer, Major Allertons or Capt. Lee, I shall be kickt out. They are all houses of qualitie and that will hers never be so long as she is mistresse of it. I have not as yet meeted with her or any other but please to advise her to cease her discourse of me or I shall desire Mr. Appleton to aske her who that was that lay upon the bed with Pitts a whole night in the dark, when her husband was at Yorke. My authors are good and persona of qualetey. I should have enlarged, but am something indisposed by some fitts of a fuaver so am constrained to end
      abruptly.
      Anna Cole
      This to Madam Gerrard.
      28 Oct. 1668. Recorded.
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      1670-1672 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 4, Part II; [Antient Press]; Page 181
      KNOWE ALL MEN by these prsents that I JOHN APLETON of NOMINY Westmoreland doe hereby nominate authorize & appoynt my Friend Mr. THOMAS FRESHWATER of Rappa. my true & lawfull Atturney for me (another faded entry but appears to be a Power of Attorney for the collection of debts; the name of JOHN DAVIES is mentioned: the entry being dated the first day of March 1669) ..
      in pntes of us JNO. FOXHALL, JOHN APLETON
      THO: WHARTON
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 65-65a [D&W 1, pp. 368-69]. 29 Oct. 1669. Patent of Sir William Berkeley to Mr. Samuel Bonam of 400 acres in Lancaster County in the fresh.. of Rappahanock River about 14 miles above Nanzemum Towne ... creeks deviding this land and the land of Mr. John Batt and John Phillips ... nigh the river side
      ... a point of meadow ground lying on the river side ... formerly granted to John Sharp 14 June 1655 and by order of Court 12 Oct. 1657 but never seated and by Sharp deserted and since granted to John Appleton 2 June 1664 and by order of the Generall Court 29 March 1664 but never seated and by Appleton deserted and now granted to Samll. Bonum by order of Court 21 Sept. 1668 ... for the transportation of eight persons into this Collony.
      William Berkeley
      Wit: Phill. Ludwell, Cl. Off.
      25 May 1670. Acknowledged by Samll. Bonam and by Capt. Thomas Philpott attorney of Margaret Bonam.
      (The marginal notation reads: Samll. Bonam assignmt. of Ld. to Mr. John Appleton.)
      23 May 1670. Margaret Bonam appoint my loving brother Thomas Philpott my attorney to acknowledge unto Mr. John Appleton a patten of land containing 400 acres in the freshes of Rappahannock.
      Margaret (X) Bonam
      Wit: John (X) Stedman, Samll. Bonam.
      25 May 1670. Recorded.
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 78. Will of James Colestram of the County of Westmoreland, dated 5 Nov. 1670.
      Unto my son Henry Colestram all my estate.
      My said son executor and till hee comes of age of seaventeene yeares, my loving friend Thomas Attwell executor, and for feare anything should happen otherwise than well, my loving master Mr. John Appleton and Mr. Justinian Gerrard to call Thomas Attwell, executor in trust for my sonn, to accompt.
      James Colestreame
      Wit: Robt. Bledsoe, Wm: Skinner, John How.
      15 March 1670. Proved by Wm. Skinner and John How.
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      1668-1671 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 92a. I appoint Mr. John Appleton one of the Quorum
      in Westmoreland County and that he be High Sheriff for this
      ensueing yeare.
      25 May 1670. Recorded. William Berkeley
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      1663-1668 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 1; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 98. 8 April 1671. Mr. John Appleton is continued sheriffe for this ensueing year.
      William Berkeley
      31 May 1671. Recorded
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 102-102a. I am comanded by the Court to inform your Honor that the Commission by which your Honor hath impowered their sessions is by the decease of some of the Gentlemen, by the absence of others and by your Honor's particuler orders at severall times for the addition of others so antiquated that there is not more than four or five of the Gentlemen comprised in that Commission. They beg your Honor to renew the Commission and to insert the names of those your Honor shall deem worthy. This as the servant of Court I am held by their commands to offer to your Honor continually as in duty hound.
      Robert Nurse
      The names of the Commission as they now stand: Coll. Nich: Spencer, Lt.Coll. John Washington, Major William Peirce, Capt. John Lord, Capt. John Ashton, Capt. John Lee, Capt. Thomas Phillpott; Mr. John Appleton, now Sheriffe added to the commission.
      29 Feb. 1671/2. Recorded.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 109-109a. 22 Jan. 1668 [1669]. Samuell Edsall of New Yorke, bearor [?] maker, appoint my loving friend John Appleton of Westmoreland Countye, Gent., my attorney to recover all debts due to me.
      Samll. Edsall
      Wit: John Dinely, James Colestram.
      15 March 1670 [1671]. Recorded.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 121a-122. 29 March 1672. Commission of Sir William Berkeley, Knt., Governor and Captain Generall of Virginia, unto Lt. Coll. John Washington, Major William Peirce, Major Isaac Allerton, Capt. John Lee, Mr. John Appleton, Mr. John Lord, Capt. John Ashton, Capt. thomas Philpott, Mr. William Storke, Mr. Robert Jadwin, to be justices of the peace of Westmoreland County, granting unto any four of you whereof Lt.Coll. John Washington, Major Wm. Peirce, Major Isaac Allerton, Capt. John Lee, Mr. John Appleton and Mr. John Lord always to be one, full power and authoritie to determine all suits.
      17 April 1672. Recorded. William Berkeley
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 142a. 12 March 1672/3. I doe at the desire of the Commissioners of Westmoreland appoynt Capa. Jno. Appleton to be high sherriffe.
      Wills. Berkeley
      30 April 1673. Recorded.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 147. 29 April 1673. Dann. Hutt of Nominy appoynt my loving br[other?] Capa. Jno. Appleton my attorney to acknowledge a parcell of land sold James Hardwich.
      Dann. Hutt
      30 April 1673. Recorded.
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      1670-1674 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 2; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 185a. 14 April 1674. Tho: Notley of St. Marie's County, impower my trusty and well beloved freind Mr. Anth: Bridges of Westmoreland Co., Va., my attorney to sue Collo. Nich: Spencer of Westmoreland County, Esqr., for £53.16.8 sterling due me upon the protest of one bill of exchange drawn by Mr. Jno: Appleton of Virginia for the above value uppon Mr. Rich: Colborne of London and payable to Spencer and by Spencer assigned to Mr. Henry Meese of London, merchant, for my use.
      Tho: Notley
      Wit: Jno: Washington, Dom. Bulmer.
      19 April 1674. Recorded.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 254. 7 June 1674. Thirty days after sightt to bee payd unto Collo. Nicholas Spencer £62.2.11 sterling and place same to acccmpt off your loving brother.
      John Appleton
      To Mr. Richard Colebourne next Spittle Feilds gate in London. 25 Aug. 1674. Nicholas Hayward, Notary and Tabellion Publique dwellinge in London, speaking to Richard Colebourne dwelling in London, demanded of him if hee would accept and pay the bill of exchange of £62.2.11 starling. Mr. Coleburne answered that for want of effects hee would neither accept nor pay the bill.
      Nicholas Hayward

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      1673-1677 Middlesex Co Va Order Book; Antient Press: Page 17, Seventh day of September 1674)
      This Bill Bindeth me JOHN APPLETON my Executors to pay unto HENRY CORBIN Esqr. his heirs Thirty three thousand pounds of Merchantable Tobacco & Caste convenient to the Waterside in WESTMORELAND COUNTY to be paid at or upon the Tenth day of November next ensueing the date hereof and for better Security if he pay as aforesaid I doe hereby bind over unto HENRY CORBIN the three Negroes names James, Sam- boy & Katharine also all my cropp of Tobacco that shall be made this present yeare 1675 att my two plantacons in NOMINY BAY which said Negroes & Tobo proper Estate towards the satisfyeing the said debt and hath given the said HENRY CORBIN one Shilling in part of said premises as Witness my hand & Seale the 21st day of May 1674
      Presence of JOHN BAKER, JOHN APPLETON
      JOHN SUMMER
      Acknowledged in the Court of Mid& the 7th day of September 1674 by Major JOHN BURNHAM power of Attorney hereunto written
      I doe hereby impower Mr. JOHN BURNHAM my Attorney to acknowledge judgement of the within menticoned Deed witness my hand & Seale this 21st day of May 1674
      Presence of JOHN BAKER, JOHN APPLETON
      JOHN SUMMER
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 218. 20 9ber [Nov.] 1674. I appoynt Mr. Jno: Appleton to be coroner for the County of Westmoreland.
      Willm: Berkley
      10 Xber [Dec.] 1674. Recorded.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 225a. 15 April 1672. Jno. Appleton unto Dann. Ocanney. One chestnut coloured mare about six yeares old and branded on her neare buttock with a hart and A and a cross all in one.
      Jno: Appleton
      Wit: Jno: How, Robt. Bletzo.
      26 Feb. 1674/5. Recorded.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 258a. Petition of Madam Frans: Spencer atturney of the Honorable Collo. Nicho: Spencer Esqr., that Capt. Jno: Appleton passed bills of exchange to your petitioner's husband for £64.2.11 beareing date 14 June 1674 and for security did make over one Negro man called my Lord, one Negro woman called my Lady and one darke browne bay mare. The bill of exchange is come in protested and the principle and dammadges thereof amounting to £71.7.0 still is refused to be payd by Capt. Appleton. Your petitioner desires order for delivery of the Negros and mare.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Pages 258a-259a. 26 June 1674. Jno: Appleton of Westmoreland County, Gent., have drawn bills of exchange on Richd. Colebourne of the Citty of London, merchant, for the payment of £62.2.11 sterling unto Collo. Nicholas Spencer. For the fuller assureing of payment grant one Negro man called my Lord and one Negro woman called Lady and one darke browne bay mare marked on the neare buttocke with the letter 0.
      John Appleton
      Wit: John Cooper, Thomas Hobson.
      3 July 1675. Complaint hath beene to mee made by Madam Frances Spencer atturney of the Honorable Nicho. to Spencer, Esqr., that Capt. Jno. Appleton stands indebted to Collo. Spencer a considerable summe of money sterling and now being the last opportunity of sending bills of exchange for England, and therefore without a speciall Courte greate detriment likely to arise, These are therefore in his Majesty's name to require you to summons the Justices for the Peace of the County to meet on Tuesday next at the house of Lt.Coll. Jno: Washington in order to a hearing of the complainte, also to require you to arrest Capt. Jno: Appleton and take security for his appearance.
      John Washington
      To the Sherriffe of Westmoreland or his Deputy.
      3 July 1675. This writt was executed.
      John How, Sub Sher.
      12 June 1674. Thirty days after sight of my first bill of exchange, my second or third not payd, pay unto Collo. Nicholas
      Spencer £62.2.11 sterling. Your lovirg brother, John Appleton
      To his loving brother My. Richard Colbourne nere Spittle Feilds Gate in London.
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      1674-1677 Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds-Wills No. 1, Part 3; [John Frederick Dorman];
      Page 260a. 18 Feb. 1675/6. Capt. Jno. Appleton, aged 36 yeares or thereabouts, that your deponent about some two yeares since bought of Mr. Richd. Speed a harsor (?) for 1600 pounds of tobacco and passed a bill for the same, which
      tobacco was demanded by order of Capt. Jno. Ashton and three hogsheads in lieu of the debt paid to his order, since which Richd. Speed haveing a noate from Capt. Jno. Ashton for the delivery of the three hogshead, Speed acquainted your deponent hee could not fetch it, desireing him to make use cf the tobacco for that yeare and convert the same to his owne use.
      Jno. Appleton
      18 Feb. 1675/6. Sworn before Jno. Washington.
      18 Feb. 1675/6. Recorded.

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      1675/6-1679 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 10
      25 Feb. 1675/6. Capt. Jno: _Appleton did acknowledge that before marriadge with Mrs. Francis Peyton the relict of Collo. Valla: Peyton that he did oblidge himselfe to make over to her five Negroes by name Thomas and Mary and Hercules and Jane and Francis. Capt. Jno: Appleton doth now confirme the same and doth acknowledge the five Negroes in Court to Mrs. Fra: Appleton alias Peyton with all their further increase.
      The Honorable Nich. Spencer Esqr. did justify the aforesaid promise to be made by Capt. Jno: Appleton to Mrs. Fra: Peyton alias Appleton before marradge.
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      1675/6-1679 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 13
      12 April 1676; Upon the petition of Mrs. Fra: Appleton, relict of Ca Jno: Appleton, for administration on her husband's estate, the Court doth order that she have administration, giving security.
      Capt. Robt. Gibbs and Mr. Jno. Garrard entered into security in 100,000 pounds of tobacco for Mrs. Fra: Appleton's administration.
      Mr. Wm. Hardwick, Majr. Wm. Perce, Capt. Tho: Yowell, Mr. Jno: Lewling and Edwd. Franklynn are ordered appraisers of Capt. Appleton and the-Honorable Coll. Spencer Esqr. to o administer oaths.
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      1675/6-1679 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 1 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 56; [12 April 1676]
      Upon the petition of Mrs. Fra: Appleton, relict of Copt Jno: Appleton, for administration on her husband's estate, the Court doth order that she have administration, giving security.
      Capt. Robt. Gibbs and Mr. Jno. Garrard entered into security in 100,000 pounds of tobacco for Mrs. Fra: Appleton's administration.
      Mr. Wm. Hardwick, Majr. Wm. Perce, Capt. Tho: Yowell, Mr. Jno: Lewling and Edwd. Franklynn are ordered appraisers of Capt. Appleton and the. Honorable Coll. Spencer Esqr. to • administer oaths
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      1679-1682 Westmoreland County, Virginia Order Book, Part 2 [John Frederick Dorman]; Page 25; [31 March 1680]
      Capt. Robt: Gibbs vs. Capt. Appleton estate against Mr. Wm. Hardidge who intermarried with the administratrix of Capt. John Appleton for 31279 pounds of tobacco out of Appleton's estate if to be found and it is ordered that it may be lawfull for Gibbs to levy execution on any of the estate of Capt. Appleton that Mr, Hardidge knoweth not of or neglects to sattisfy out of said estate.
      .
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page408
      MR. JOHN APPLETON, 1000 acs. Lancaster Co., 15 May 1661, Page (473). On the S. of Rappa. Riv. & N. side of the great swamp, Wly. from land of John Howard, N. towards the bay of Clifts & S.E. down the neck. Granted to Miles Dixon, gent., 8 Dec. 1656, by him relapsed for want of seating, & now granted by order &c., & due for trans. of 20 pers.*
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page435
      MR. JOHN APPLETON, 400 acs. Lancaster Co., in the freshes of Rappa. Riv. & about 14 mi. above Nanzemon towne, 2 June 1664, Page 123, (626). Beg. at a Cr. divding this & land of Mr. John Batts & John Phillips &c. Granted to John Sharpe, 14 June 1655, but never seated & by him deserted; granted sd. Appleton by order &c., dated 29 Mar. 1664. Note: The following names appear under this record: Richard West, Eliz. Wright, Ed. Perkenson, Geo. Peirce, Mathew White, Margett Would, Eliz. Paine, Rich. Hanson.
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page437
      MR. JOHN APPLETON, 1000 acs. Lancaster Co., on S. side of Rappa. Riv., 15 May 1661, Page 130, (636). On the N. side of the great Swamp lying Wly. from land of John Heyward & E. towards the Bay of Clifts. Granted to Miles Dixon, Gent., 8 Dec. 1656 & now relapsed for want of seating; granted sd. Appleton by order &c. due for trans. of 20 pers.*
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      1655-1664 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 4; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page438
      MR. JOHN APPLETON, 1000 acs. Lancaster Co., 3 Oct. I664, Page 135,
      (642). On N. side of Peancketanck Riv., below the Horse poynt nere a small branch &c, to line parting this & land of Capt. Brocas' Timber necke, thence S.W. &c. to land of John Jackson &c. 528 acs. purchased of Mr. Cutbert Potter, who purchased of Dennis Coniers; & 472 acres for trans. of I0 pers: Jno. Read, Rich. Appleby, Wm. Blackford, Rich. Collins, James Tempson, Henry Platt, Stephen Canon (or Canow), Rich. Pert, Isa. Howell, Margt. Davis.

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