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

Martha Baxter

Female Abt 1624 - 1670  (~ 46 years)


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  • Name Martha Baxter 
    Born Abt 1624  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1670  Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I027736  Tree1
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 

    Family 1 William Goffe,   b. 1605, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1660, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married Abt 1640  Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Goffe,   b. 1640, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (Essex County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1704, Essex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     2. Martha Goffe,   b. 1648, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (Essex County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1708, St. Mary's Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
     3. Thomas Goffe,   b. 1656, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (Essex County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1726, Hanover Parish, Richmond County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)
     4. Robert Goffe,   b. 1659, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (Essex County, Virginia) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1726  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F16888  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 John Prosser,   b. 1624, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jun 1677, Golden Vale, Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years) 
    Married 1661  Sittenbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Sarah Jane Prosser,   b. 1645, St. Mary's Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1728, St. Paul's Parish, Stafford County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     2. John Prosser,   b. Bef 1666,   d. 8 Feb 1706/07, St. Mary's Parish, Essex County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 41 years)
     3. Samuel Prosser,   b. Bef 1666,   d. Aft 1686, St. Mary's Parish, Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 22 years)
    Last Modified 25 May 2020 
    Family ID F03766  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 2-5
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN PROSSER of the County of Rappa. in Virga & MARTHA my Wife of the one pte and COLLO. JNO. CATLETT of the County aforesd of the other pte Witnesseth that the sd John Prosser & Martha his Wife for the Valluable consideracons of nyne thousand five hundred pounds of good sound Virga. Leafe Tobaccoe & Caske paid by the said Collo. Jno. Catlett unto the said John Prosser the Receipt whereof hereby acknowledged & contented therewith. have bargained & sold and doe by these presents give grant bargaine and sell from us and our heires unto these Coll. Jno. Catlett his heires & assignes for Ever thirteen hundred & sixty foure acres of land situate lying and being in the County aforesd and is pte of a Devident called by the name GOULDEN VALE the whole contayning 4892 acres granted unto the sd Jno. Prosser by Patt dated the 8th of October Ano 1665 wch said thirteene hundred sixty foure acres of land lyeth on the Southeastmost side of the land of JOHN SPEARMAN and Beginneth at a marked stake standing South West 330 perches from a marked white oake being on the mouth of Goulden Vale Creek on the South East side thereof & neare the River side and from the sd Stake 300 perches South East by and wth: the head Lyne of 600 acres of land formerly JOHN GILLETTs Deced thence North East 10 perches thence South East on the back or head lyne of land formerly CLEMT. HERBERTs to a Pohickry tree neare Puemansend Creek 150 perches thence South West 480 perches to a white oake hanging over a main Branch Peumansend Creek thence North West 514 perches to the lane of JNO LAMPART thence North East 80 perches to the Head lyne of Jno. Spearmans and thence So: E: 64 perches by the foure head lyne thence by the side of Jno. Spearmans Land North E: to the stake first menconed 390 perches To Have and To Hold the said 1364 acres of land in as full and ample manner as may be collected out of the said Pattent And the sd Jno. Prosser and Martha his Wife doe further covenant and grant for themselves their heirs unto the said Collo. Jno. Catlett his heirs that they have good & Lawfull Title at the sealing and delivery of these presents unto the aforesd parcell of land and that they will from time to time and at all times hereafter defend and keep lndemnifyed the sd Catlett his heirs from all manner of Persons clayming under and from them or either of them their heires any right title or interest unto the premises or any parte thereof and that they will uppon Demand of the sd Catlett or his assignes or theyr Attorney Lawfully Deputed make acknowledgmt. in the County Court of this their act and deed & give Livery & Seizin according to Law to the sd Collo. Jno Catlett his heirs & assignes discharging such Quitrents or any other Taxes that shall be imposed on the sd Land according to the Pattent. In Witness whereof the abovenamed have to these presents sett their hands & Seales this 17th day of January Anno Dom: 1665
      Sealed & Delviered in presents of us John Prosser
      ALEXR. FLEMING, DANIELL GAINES Martha Prosser
      This Deed of land within specified was acknowledged by Jno. Prosser and Martha his Wife to the use and behoofe of Coll. John Catlett and his heires and desired to be recorded in the County Court of Rappahannocke to the true Intents wthin Specified As Witness their hand this 18th day of January Ano, 1665
      John Prosser
      Martha Prosser
      Memorandm. the 2d day of May 1666 the wthin menconed deed of Sale wth: the acknowledgmt. abovesd was declared in open Court for the County of Rappa.by Capt. ALEX FLEMING & Capt. HUM. BOOTH to be acknowledged before them as is accordingly expressed
      Test ROBT, DAVIS CiCur
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      1663-1668 Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed Book 3; [Antient Press]; Page 288 - 291
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN PROSSER of the County of Rappa. Planter doe by these presents accknowledg to have sould for the sum of one thousand pounds of Tob: and Caske and for divers causes and consideracons me hereunto mooving the one halfe of a Devidt. of land cont: 418 acres unto JOHN WAITE of the same County lying in the Freshes of Rappa. County on the South side of the River being a Tryangle of a Devidt. of land of JOHN PAYNES 1666 the lines runing thus W:S:W: 10 d 1/2 Southerly 410 p. N:W: 353 p E 8d 1/2 Southly 424 po: E:No: E 10 d 1/2 Northly 262 p:
      NOW KNOW YEE that I Jno. Prosser doe wth the free consent of MARTHA my Wife accknowledg to give and grant and baragine sell from me and my heires and from the Dower of my Wife unto JOHN WAIGHT and his heires for Ever wth all privilidges thereunto belonging the said John Waight his heires or assigns paying to me my heires or assignes such Rent or dues as are imposed or shall be imposed uppon the said land by his Sacred Matie, or other Lawfull authority as is Expressed in the Pattent to the true performance of the sd Sale according to all true Intents and meaning I JOHN PROSSER wth MARTHA my Wife doe hereunto sett our hand and Seales this 4th Febry 1666.
      Presents of us ROGER X RICHARDSON, John Prosser
      WM. CASTLE Marth Prosser Recognit in Cur Com Rappa 14 Die 9br 1667
      KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that I JOHN PROSSER of the Parrish of Sittingbourne in the County of Rappa. doe for me my heires appoynt my veil beloved Freind CAPT. ALEX. FLEMING my true and lawfull attorney to accknowledg in the Next Court holden for this County of Rappa. unto JOHN WAIGHT of the County aforesd the one halfe of a Devidt: of land cont: 418 acres lying in the Freshes of Rappa. as by Convayance may appeare to Act doe for me and in my Steed to accknowledg the aforesd Land unto John Waight according to conveyance. Given under my hand Febry 4th 1666 To all intents and purposes as I my Self were then and there personally present. AS WITTNESS my hand this 1st of Novembr: 1667.
      In presents of us THO: PARKER, John Prosser
      JOHN SAVADGE
      Recordat 14th Novbr: 1667
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      Contributed by: James Hughes
      URL: http://www.combs-families.org/combs/records/va/rappahannock/
      URL title: Combs &c. Families of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia
      Note:
      19 Aug 1670 - 21 Sep 1673 (Old Rappa. DB5:140)
      Be it known unto all men that I John PROSSER of the County of Rappa. do in consideration of the sum of four hundred pounds of Tobacco and Cask in hand already received and likewise for the love and affection that I do and shall constantly bear unto the Memory of my Deceased Martha and for severall services done me by Martha the only daughter of my said Wife and severally other good causes and consideration me thereunto moving do by these presents give and estrange from me my heirs unto the said Martha and her now Husband Thomas KENDALL and their heirs forever one parcell of land containing three hundred acres of land being part of a devident of a greater quantitie lying and being in the Freshes of Rappahannock River and on the South side beginning upon Swan Creek at a marked Locust the first three hundred acres being sold unto George SHEPHARD the said three hundred acres being the next adjoyning to the said George SHEPHARD land and runing according to the several courses of the sd land unto the head line and along the head line so far as by Survey with its course to the River will make up the Complement of three hundred acres Now Know ye that I the said John PROSSER doe for myself & my heirs give and estrange the said land and every part and parcell of the same from me my heirs unto my abovesd Daughter in Law and her husband as aforesaid and their heirs forever without the trouble of me my heirs or assigns or any other pesons now claiming or hereafter to claime from or under me In confirmation of the premises I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 19th of August 1670. s/John PROSSER. in presence of us James HARRISON George SHEPHARD.

      Old Rappa. Deed Book, 1672-1676, Part II, Sparacio
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      John Prosser's Will states "to sons-in-law Robert Goffe and Thomas Goffe-200 acres of land jointly joining upon my back line of my divident of the Golden Valle." John's wife Martha Baxter's first marriage was to Willyam Goffe with whom she had Robert and Thomas. "Sons-in-law" was actually step sons.

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