John Newman, the Immigrant

Wade Newman’s book: Chapter 1.00 John Newman the Immigrant

Revised

The exact year when John Newman immigrated to Virginia is not known. William Boogher writes, “John Newman, aged 24 years, emigrated to Virginia in 1635 on the ship “Globe,” and is believed to be the same John for whose transportation Capt. William Pearce was granted 50 acres of land the same year.”

The transcribed passenger list for the “Globe” which arrived in Virginia in 1635 does not show a John Newman. However, the ship “Safety” which arrives in Virginia in 1635, does show two men named John Newman. One is of age 20, the other 24. A connection between either of these John’s and the John Newman later found in Lancaster County has not been proved.

Many ships brought new colonist to Virginia in 1635. Found on the passenger logs are many names which become familiar in these papers such as Thomas Parker, age 22, William Brown, age 20, Richard Barnes, age 38, Lawrence Barker, age 26, Elizabeth Woodbridge, age 22, John Newman, age 20, John Newman, age 24, and surely others. It is difficult to make a connection between these colonist and those found in Richmond County many years later.. It is wise to be skeptical of the claim that John Newman and his brother Thomas Newman, that arrived in Virginia in 1635, on different ships were the direct ancestors of our family. Once we accept an arrival in 1635 we are locked onto two men who seem to be older than the John and Thomas of interest to us. I choose to accept the mystery of their arrival until a convincing proof is revealed.

John Newman of Lancaster County was granted a patent for 400 acres in 1654 for the transport of other settlers. A neighbor of John, Thomas Griffin, had the year before been granted a patent for transporting the same people. This is strong evidence that John Newman had by 1654 entered the Northern Neck of Virginia. Three years later he secured land on the head of the Moraticon River (Morattico Creek) in Lancaster County. John Newman continued to acquire more land in that area in 1664 in partnership with Paul Woodbridge. (A document written in May 1677 shows Paul Woodbridge to be of age 46. This would set his birth year around 1631.)

A document of 1665 in the Old Rappahannock County records describes an indenture between John and Judith Sharp, and, Henry and Frances Creighton of one part, and John Paine of the other. Judith Sharp appoints. “my loving friend John Newman to be my lawful attorney’.” Frances Creighton appoints a loving friend Richard Webley as her representative, with Elias Wilson and Thomas Newman as witnesses to this event.

John Newman, in his Last Will and Testament of 1677, requests that Paul Woodbridge look after his three children, Alexander, John, and Samuel. This suggests that sometime between 1665 and 1677 John and Thomas Newman are no longer close neighbors. There is no mention of the wife of John Newman in his will.

An indenture of 1679 shows the neighbors of John Newman to have been Henry Wilson, Paul Woodbridge, and Col Leroy Griffin. George Glascock, shortly after the death of John Newman, also buys land adjacent to John’s estate. These names aide in the confirmation of an Alexander Newman in the 1690’s as the Alexander, son of John Newman.

Boogher continues, “ He (John Newman) married, probably, a daughter of Paul Woodbridge (about 1655), in the then Rappahannock county.”

Paul Woodbridge names in his Last Will and Testament in 1682 two daughters Elizabeth Woodbridge and Anne, and two sons, William and George. Paul Woodbridge dies around 1691.

In a 1691 document John Oakley (Ockley) is ordered, along with Alexander Newman, to produce an inventory of the estate of Paul Woodbridge. In 1693, John Oakley and others are appointed to divide the estate of Paul Woodbridge.

The 1693 document clearly states that “Manne Macglathlin” had married Elizabeth, daughter of Paul Woodbridge. The wife of Alexander Newman was not the daughter of Paul Woodridge.

The 1698 Last Will and Testament of Captain Alexander Newman was presented by Elizabeth Newman, executrix, and proved by William Woodbridge and George Woodbridge, the two sons of Paul Woodbridge. George Woodbridge in 1692 makes choice of his uncle William Fitzherbert (born around 1631) as his guardian. George also signs a prenuptial agreement between John Tarpley and Elizabeth Newman in 1702.

From these facts it would seem that the Newman and Woodbridge families were probably just very close neighbors and friends, but not related. The wife of Paul Woodridge may have been the sister to William Fitzherbert. With both William Fitzherbert and Paul Woodbridge shown to be born around 1631 it is reasonable to suggest that their friend John Newman was also born around that time rather than around 1615. Henry Wilson another neighbor and friend of John Newman was born around 1628.

1640

Public Record Office Class E. 190/43/5
Port Book, Port of London, Controller of Tunnage and poundage, Overseas imports by denizens, 1639-1640

Folio 140, v 18; August 5 (1640) Master: J Hogge, Shipper: J Newman Amount 1830.
( I do not understand what this means)

1644

James City County
Land Office Patents No. 2, 1643-1651, p. 2 (Reel 2)
Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41

To all and Whereas and now known ye that I the said William Berkeley _ do with the advise and consent of the Council of State according by, give grant and confirm unto John Newman one hundred and fifty acres of land lying near the head of Smiths Ford Creek on the North side thereof being in the county of James City bounded Vitz. West upon the land of Christoher Lawson in to the woods East upon the land of John Buckmiester and South South East upon the said Creek, the said one hundred and fifty acres of land being due unto the said John Newman as followeth Vitz. Being first granted unto Stephen Thompson by patent bearing date the sixteenth of December one thousand six hundred and thirty seven and by him assigned unto John Saind and the said Sainds assigned unto John Rawlins. And from the said Rawlins to Richard Harris and from and by the said Harris unto John Efgrame and from and by the said Efgram unto the said John Newman to have and to hold and to be held and yielding and paying unto our said Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and successors for every fifty acres of land herein by these presents given and granted yearly at the feast of St Michael’s the Archangel the fee, rent of one shilling to his majesty which payment is to be made seven years after the first grant of the sixteenth of December one thousand six hundred thirty seven and not before dated the first day of April 1644.

James City County
Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 541 (Reel 1)
Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1
-41

Patent renewed and executed in the name of John Newman, April 16, 1644
150 acres easterly upon Smiths Fort Creek joining southly. upon the land now leased to John Buckmaster.

Note: Due to the increasing number of settlers, Southwarke Parish was created in 1647 from James City Parish. On December 18, 1647, John Newman assigns his patent on 150 acres near the head of Smiths Fort Creek to Luke Mizell [back referenced at Surry County Deed Book 2, p. 349]. This parcel is located about 2 miles south of the James River between Grays Creek and Spring Run, and within a mile of where the Surry County Courthouse would eventually be built. Luke’s land was adjacent to the Southwarke Church.
There has not been found any link between this John Newman and the John Newman later found in Lancaster County.

1647

Surry County
Wills and deeds (Surry County, Virginia), 1652-1907
Deeds etc., no.1, 1652-1672 (restored in 1939, pages may be slightly out of order from originial order, 405, [6], 53 p.) — Deeds, wills, etc., no. 2, 1671-1684 (restored in 1929, pages may be slightly out of order from originial order, 15, A-[D], 352, 9-22 p.) — Deeds, wills, etc., no. 3, 1684-1687 (restored in 1939, pages may be slightly out of order from original order, 91, [9] p.).
Family Search Film #007645828

Image 623/746, page 348, To all to whom these present writings of Indenture shall come, Know ye that I Luke Measell of Southwark Parish in Surry County for myself … for valuable consideration … sold unto Bartho Brittle … a parcel of land being fifty acres lying on the head of Gray Creek and bounded as followeth, vizt, beginning at a small red oak a corner tree betwixt ye said Measells land and the land belonging to David Andrus thence by their line south 80 pole then west 70 pole to Mr William Thompson line and __ by his line north 140 poles to a red oak near Sotuthwark parish church, thence south 53 degrees east 90 pole to the first station including fifty acres it being part of a patent granted to John Newman bearing date 1st of April 1644 and assigned by the said Newman to Luke Measell, deceased, ye foresaid Luke Measell father bearing date the 18th day of December 1647 with all rights and priviledges herediments and appurtenances thereunto belonging warranting ye said sale to the said Brittle …As witness my hand and seal this 4th day of March 1683/4 …. Luke Meazle, signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us William —man, Joseph Malden, At Surry County Court March 4th 1683/4 recorded.

Note: These three records above of Surry County involve Luke Mizell among others and John Newman. There is no connection yet found between this John Newman and the one who settles in Rappahannock County. I do not recall where I found this note. It was online for sure. I cannot connect this John Newman with the man later found in Lancaster County.

1654

Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Patents and Grants, 1623-1800, by Neil Marion Nugent, Richmond, Virginia, Press of The Dietz Printing Co. 1934
Virginia Land Office Patent Book No. 3
page 305

John Newman, 400 acres. Lancaster County on North side of Rappahannock River 20 March 1654, p331. On the head of Moraticond River, North by West by the side of a branch dividing this and land of Mr William Whisby, and South by East, upon the land of Mr David Fox, Transport of 8 persons: Bryan Turner, En. Turner, Thomas Lonell, George Lovas, Elizabeth Grimes, Susan Newman, Richard Neavor, Mary Reynolls.

1657

Deed books (Rappahannock), v. 2-3, 1656-1668 (There seems to be no deed book, v. 1.) (Also known as Deed and will (or Will and deed) books.)
Family Search Film #007645188

Image 55/512, page 65, Know all men by these presents that I Moore Fauntleroy of the county of Rappahannock, Gent, consideration by me in hand received have bargained sold enforced make over and convey unto John Newman of the aforesaid county planter his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns one parcel of or tract of land containing five hundred and ten acres situate and lying on the north side of Rappahannock River and on the north west side of Morattico Creek in the county aforesaid four hundred and eighty acres bounded as follows, beginning at a marked white oak near Morratacons creek marshes, thence extending breathe up by or nigh the main river side and for length into the woods 320 poles and the residue doth from the first mentioned marked tree Southwest by West 60 poles to a marked_____ a front at Morattacon Creek mouth thence by the north side _ cross this point of land being part of a greater divident formerly granted _Fauntleroy by patent , To have and to hold the _____him the said John Newman, his heirs, executors, administrators and assigns for ever without the lett, hindrances of me the said Fauntleroy , my heirs, administrators or assigns to any person or persons whosoever hereunto with sufficient warrant and he the said Newman paying the rents and services further me the said Moore Fauntleroy my wife do hereby to ratify and confess the hereof in this last day of August Moore Fauntleroy, Mary Fauntleroy Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of John Richardson, Anthony Stephens Cl Cur {this is a mutilated document, The dates on surrounding document mostly record 1657-1659.}

Note: See the indenture made the third day of September 1684 between William Fantleroy and Alexander Newman, the son of John Newman. This indenture of 1657 involves the same land. See also 1663 and 1691. This John Newman was the brother of Thomas Newman the Immigrant – maybe.

1659

Essex/ Rappahannock County
Deed Books (Rappahannock), v.2-3, 1656-1668
Family Search Film #007645188

Image 82/512, page 120, Know all men that I Robert Gorsuch do by virtue of an assignment one hundred and fifty acres of land from Thomas Woollse formerly assigned by Mr Hone to Thomas Woolse for a parcel of land assigned sold and granted to him the said Hone by Col Moore Fantleroy being part of his divident of land lying in Rappahannock River to say on the eastern most side of Farnham Creek as may appear at large by the said grant bearing date the 17th of January 1653 and recorded in Elizabeth City County … I therefore sell unto Paul Woodbridge the said 150 acres of land…. In witness whereof I the said Robert Goresuch have put my hand and seal this 9th day of January 1659 Robert Gorsuch, Signed in the presence of Thomas Humphrey, Hugh Kinsey, John Newman.

1662

Lancaster County
Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 442 (Reel 4)
Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41

To all ye Whereas Ye now know ye that I the said Francis Morrison {Esq Governor and Captain General of Virginia}ye give and grant unto John Newman four hundred of land in the county of Lancaster on the northside of Rappahannock River and on the head of Moraticon River and beginning on a point of land and marked poohhickory and is bounded as followith North by West by the side of __ dividing this land and the land of Whitly East by north into the woods south by east upon Mr David Fox and west by south lower there in of a North east branch to the first mentioned marked tree, this land being firmly granted unto the said John Newman by patent dated the 15th of March 1657 and now renewed in his majesties name and To have and to hold and to be held and yielding and paying and provided and dated the 22nd of July 1662.

1663

Lancastor County
Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 130 (Reel 5).
Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41

To all ye Whereas Ye now know ye that I the said Sir William Berkeley,Knight Governor ye give and grant unto John Newman four hundred and eighty acres of lands situate and being on the lower or Eastward side of Moratticon Creek in Lancaster County and extendeth for breadth into the woods from a corner marked white oak standing in a bed at the upper and of a tongue of land about half a mile above a Mill by the main dam or main run side by a line of marked trees south south east three hundred and twenty poles unto another corner marked red oak at or nigh the head of a valley that proceeds from the Eastward main branch of Moratticon Creek, then West south west one hundred poles unto a turning pohickory by the main swamp or run side of the said eastward branch and so down the said swamp south west one hundred and forty poles more for breadth being the course parallel unto the main creek unto a marked small oak adjoining unto a line of marked trees of a tract of land formerly belonging unto Mr David Fox, thence back again by and with the said line, north north west three hundred and twenty poles unto Moratticon Main Creek, and finally along the side thereof unto the tree first mentioned. The said laid being due to the said Newman by and for the transportation of ten persons and to have and to hold and to to be held and yielding and paying and provided and dated the twenty sixth of March one thousand six hundred and sixth three {1663}. { page 222 (130) Ten persons: Thomas Crow, William Morton, Magraret Webster, Jane Edwards, Henry Webster, Daniel Stanton, Mary Wakeman, Henry Creton, Humphrey Lambert – Found in Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, page 538

1664

Rappahannock County
Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 446 (Reel 5)
Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reels 1-41
.

To all ye Whereas ye now know ye that I the said Sir William Berkeley,Knight Governor ye give and grant unto John Newman six hundred acres of land lying on the north side of Rappahannock River in the county of Rappahannock in the woods betwext Moratico Creek and Farnham Creek bounded as followeth, Beginning at a corner marked samll gum standing in the main woods and adjoining to the land of Paul Woodbridge, thence South Easterly fifty nine degrees ninety four poles to a marked small red oak standing at the head of a tract of land belonging to Thomas Stephen’s Orphans, thence East and by Nirth tree hundred poles along the line of marked trees of the said Orphans land to a marked red oak adjoining to the land of Charles Grymes, thence North Westerly thirty degrees sixty three poles to another corner marked re oak and North Easterly twenty one degrees one hundred and ninety five poles and bounded on there two distances by the land of Charles Grymes unto a __ white oak standing out the Eastward side of a swamp and adjoining to the land of Thomas Griffith thence West Northwest one hundred and seventy six poles along the land of the said Griffith to a marked pohickory adjoining to the land of Henry Wilson, thence West South West thirty one poles and West by North sixty seven poles along the land of the said Wilson unto a marked white oak adjoining to the land of Paul Woodbridge thence South Westerly twenty seven degrees three hundred and fifty two poles along the land of the said Woodbridge to the place where it began, including the said quantity four hundred acres part hereof being one to the said John Newman in joint tenure with Paul Woodbridge by patent dated the nineteenth of September one thousand six hundred and sixty four, and now by consent of both parties equally divided between them and two hundred acres the residue being due to the said Newman by transportation of four persons and to have and to hold and to be held and yielding and paying and provided and dated the twenty eighth of November one thousand six hundred and sixty four {Found in Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 1, page 557, 440 acres in joint tenure with Paul Woodbridge by patent dated 19 Sept 1664 and by consent equally divided and 200 acres for transport of 4 persons: Ann Bryant, Sarah Martin, William Field, Elizabeth parker.}

Note: see 1677, the Last Will and Testament of John Newman; see 1686 land sale for 200 acres from Alexander Newman to William Acers ; see 1708 land sale between John Tarpley and Elizabeth his wife, and, William Downman.

Rappahannock County
Land Office Patents No. 5, 1661-1666 (v.1 & 2 p.1-369), p. 446 (Reel 5)
Virginia State Land Office. Patents 1-42, reel
s 1-41.

To all ye Whereas ye now know ye that I the said Sir William Berkeley,Knight Governor ye give and grant unto Paul Woodbridge six hundred acres of land lying on the north side of Rappahannock River in the county of Rappahannock in the woods betwext Moratico Creek and Farnham Creek bounded Vizt, Beginning at a corner marked small gum standing in the main woods and adjoining to the land of Mr John Newman, thence North Westerly fifty nine degrees forty five poles to a corner marked _ oak standing at the head of Mr Thomas Glascocks land, thence North West along the line of marked trees of the said Glascocks Land three hundred and twenty poles unto a corner marked double white oak standing in a poquoson, thence North Easterly forty degrees one hundred and thirty five poles along the line of marked trees of Mr. Henry Wilson’s land to a corner marked chestnut, thence North East and by North one hundred and fourteen poles along the land of Thomas Stephens orphant to a marked red osk standing at the head of a deep valley and adjoining to another parcel of land belonging to the said Henry Wilson, thence East south east, one hundred and fifty two poles, South East eighty two poles East, one hundred and fifty two poles, South East eighty two poles East by South eighty two poles and bounded on theese three distances by the land of the said Wilson unto a marked white oak adjoining to the land of John Newman, thence south Westerly twenty seven degrees three hundred and fifty two pole to the place where it began including the quantity aforesaid. Four hundred acres part hereof being due unto the said Paul Woodbridge in joint tenure with Mr John Newman by patent dated the seventeenth of September one thousand one hundred and sixty four and by consent of both parties this equally divided between them and upon said survey thereof two hundred acres being found within the bounds aforesaid being due by and for the transportation of four persons, To have and to hold and to be held and yielding and paying and provided and dated the eighteenth of November one thousand six hundred and sixty four.

1665

Richmond County General index to deeds, 1692-1915; deeds, 1692-1869
Deeds, Vol. 8 1720-1733
Family Search Film #008153222

Image 729/749, page 674, This Indenture made the Seventh day of February in the Seventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George by the grace of God of Great Britain France & Ireland, King, Defender of the faith &c., Anno Domini one thousand seaven hundred thirty three & four; Between Nathaniel Mason of Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond., Carpenter, & Hannah his Wife of one part & William Downman, Jr., of above said Parish & County, Gentleman, of other part; Witnesseth that Nathaniel Mason and Hannah his Wife in consideration of Forty two pounds Sterling money & Five thousand pounds of lawful tobacco, one Feather Bed, boulster rug blanket, one pier of sheets to Nathaniel Mason and Hannah his Wife by William Downman, Jr., in hand paid, the receipt whereof Nathaniel Mason and Hannah his Wife doe hereby acknowledge, have & doe by these presents bargain & sell unto William Downman his heirs one certain tract of land situate in Parish of North Farnham in County of Richmond containing Two hundred & fifty acres of land more or less, part of a Patent of Six hundred acres of land formerly granted to Thomas Stephens dated ye twelfth of February 1652, which land lyes in North Farnham Parish in County of Richmond on North side of Morattico Creek, bounded W. by S. against the land formerly Nicholas Ferman’s, S. & by E. upon Moraticco Creek, E. & by N. upon a Branch of Moraticco Creek. N. & by W. into the woods which said Six hundred acres of land descended to Nathaniel Cale, grandson of Thomas Stephens and by the Last Will & Testament of above said. Nathaniel in Writing devised Two hundred & fifty acres of the above mentioned six hundred. acres of land to his the said Nathaniel Cale’s sister Elizabeth King and said Elizabeth King dying without Will or conveying ye said Two hundred & fifty acres of land to any person, descended to her, the said Elizabeth’s Son, Nathaniel Mason, heir at Law to his the said Nathaniel Mason mother, Elizabeth Mason. To have & to hold the Two hundred & fifty acres of land with all houses tobacco houses profits & appurtenances in any ways appertaining unto William Downman, Jr., his heirs and Nathaniel Mason and Hannah his wifee & their heirs the land & premises unto William Downman, Jr., his heirs against the lawful claim of all persons shall warrant & for ever defend discharged from all manner of incumbrances except the Quitrents which shall henceforth grow due; In Witness of all which the parties above said to these presents interchangeably sett their hands & seales on the day & year above written Nathaniel Mason, Hannah Mason

Sign’d Seal’d & Delivered in presence of us Rawleigh Chinn, William Arskien, Tobias Phillips Luke Stott, Thidley Denneham
February ye 3d. day 1733/4

Mimmorandum; That this day Livery of Seizen & possession of the within mentioned Two hundred & fifty acres of land was made & given by the within named Nathaniel Mason and Hannah his Wife by Turff Twigg in token of possession & seizen of the land according to the tenor of ye within Deed in presence of us
Rawleigh Chinn, Sr., Tobias Phillips, Dudley Beneham, William Arskien, Luke Stott

Note: From 1659 to 1664 we find John Newman; Paul Woodbridge; Thomas Griffin; Thomas Stephens, the son of Thomas Stephen, Sr. deceased; Charles Grymes; Giles Webb, Elias Wilson, and, Henry Wilson living in close proximity on the northwest side of Moratico Creek, between Morattico Creek and Farnham Creek. We find no mention of Thomas Newman in that area until 1665.

Essex/ Old Rappahannock County
Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Transcript, made 1892, of will book, v. 1, 1664-1677.
Family Search Film # 007646152

Image 204/607, page ?, Know All Men by these presents that I Henry Creighton of the County of Rappa. in Virginia, by & with the Consent of Frances my Wife for divers good causes & valuable considerations us thereunto moving & more especially for the sole consideration of one Cow Calfe already delivered to me by William Bruce of the same County have granted sold & confirmed & do by these presents give sell & confirm unto the said William Bruce his heirs & assigns Two acres & thirty four perches of land situate lying & being in the aforesaid County & on the North side of Rappa River being part of a Divident of land whereon I the said Creighton now live together with all the houses edifices & buildings & appurtenances thereunto belonging begining at a marked Stump in the North & South lines that divides the lands of the said Creighton & the said Bruce North unto a marked Pocickory that standeth in the Division line thence SSW half a point westerly to a marked Stump thence S. by West to the East lyne thence to the place where begun East 14 poles to have & to hold the said Two acres & thirty four perches withal! the houses Edifices buildings & appurtenances to him the said William Bruce his heirs administrators. or assigns for ever to the sole & proper use of him the said William Bruce his heirs & assigns forevermore the said Wm. Bruce paying & discharging the rights & services therefore first due & of right accustomed & furthermore I the said Henry Creighton and Frances my Wife do for us our heirs & administrators promise & grant with the said William Bruce his heirs & assigns that he the said William Bruce his heirs or assigns shall & may from time to time and at all times hereafter quietly enjoy the sd two acres & thirty four perches of land with the aforementioned pmises without any hindrance of us the said Henry & Frances or any other person lawfully claiming the same. In Witness whereof we the said Henry and Frances have hereunto set our hands & seals this 25th of May 1665, Henry Creighton, Frances Creighton In the presence of us Alexander Fleming, Robert Davis Recognr in Cur Com Rappa 6 die 7bris Ao. 1665

Essex/ Old Rappahannock County
Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Transcript, made 1892, of will book, v. 1, 1664-1677.
Family Search Film # 007646152

Image 219/607, page ?, To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come Know ye that wee John Sharp by & with the consent of Judith my wife & Henry Creighton by & with the consent of Francis my wife for divers good cause & valuable considerations us thereunto moving & more especially for the sume of four thousand five hundred pounds of good tobacco & caske to us in hand paid by John Paine of the County of Rappa: which wee acknowledge to have received have given sold & confirmed & do by these presents give sell & confirm unto the said John Paine all that parcel & dividend of land which we bought of William Savage & William Linnell beginning at a white Oak marked upon the edge of the swamp & so turning West South West unto an Indian Path & from thence to the same swamp where we first began the sd land being formerly sold by the said Paine to ye said Savage, Robt: Mussell & William Linnell to have and to hold the said divident of land with every part and parcel thereof with all rights & privileges to him the said John Paine his heirs & assigns for ever the said John Paine Paine his heirs or assigns yielding & paying from henceforth yearly his Majesties Rights dues & accustomed for the same & we the said John Sharp & Judith my wife & Henry Creighton & Francis my wife do hereby promise & grant to & with the said John Paine his heirs & assigns that he & they shall at all times hereafter quietly enjoy the above mentioned premises with every part & parcel thereof without the hindrances or interruption of us or either or any of our heirs or assigns or any other persons whatsoever claiming the afore mentioned premises or any part thereof by or under us our or any of our heirs or assigns. In Witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands & seals this 26th day of April 1665. John Sharp, Judith Sharpe, Henry Creighton, Frances Creighton, In the presence of us John Fennell, John Shatford, Elias Wilson
Know all men by these presents that I Judith Sharp of ye County of Rappa doth constitute & appoint my loving friend John Newman to be my lawful attorney for me & in my steed to acknowledge a tract of land sold by my husband unto John Paine. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 28th day of April 1665, Judith Sharpe, Test Henry Creighton, John Shatford
Know all men by these presents that I Francis Creighton do constitute & appoint my loving friend Mr Richard Webley for me & in my steed to acknowledge one parcell of land sold by Henry Creighton my husband unto John Paine as witness my hand this 2nd of May 1665, Francis Creighton, Test Elias Wilson,Thomas Newman. Recorded March 1665

Note: Mentioned in this indenture are John Newman, Thomas Newman, Elias Wilson and John Fennell.

Cavaliers and Pioneers Patent Book No.5; page 545
Henry Creighton, 321 acs. Rappa. Co., 20 Mar. 1665, p.
In the freshes on the North side of Rappahannock River., beginning. at a swamp near the head of a creek dividing the lands of Samuel Nicholls & Thomas & Wm. Mosse, running N.W. &c. near a poquoson &c. to corner tree of Mr. Grangers land, formerly Robert Tomlins & now in possession of said. Creightoun, South &c. to a pochikery in line of Robert Hopkins, thence N. by E. Ely. &c. to beginning. Trans. of 7 pers: Thomas Corr, John Dike, Robt. Davies, Elk. Davies, Joane Weeler, Abram Humphries, Francisco Swarfe

1668

Essex/Rappahannock County
Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Deed books (Rappahannock), v. 2-3, 1656-1668 (There seems to be no deed book, v. 1.) (Also known as Deed and will (or Will and deed) books.)
Family Search Film # 007645188

Image 470/512 July 10, 1668 John Newman and Rawleigh Travers witnesses appointment by William Travers as attorney to John Saffin.

1669

Lancaster county
Deed and will books, 1652-1900 ; general indexes, 1652-1900
Deed and will book, v. 2 1654-1702 (Transcribed copy made in 1740.)
Family Search Film #007646126

Image 332/653, page 684, Know all men by these presents that Michall Miller of the county of Lancaster do bargain, sell and confirm unto John Newman of the county of Rappahannock eight hundred and ten acres of land situate in said county of Lancaster on the branch of the _ lying in two … tracts (difficult to read) the one consisting of 250 acres the other of 560 acres both granted to me ye said Miller by order of the right honorable counsel of State the 250 and as deserted by Thomas Shetwood and the 560 and as deserted by the said John Newman. I the said Michall Miller do assign the said lands to the said John Newman from me and my heirs to him the said John Newman his heirs or assigns, In testimony hereof I do hereunto subscribe my name and sett my seal this _ of November 1669. Michall Miller, signed sealed and delivered in the presence of Thomas Shetwode, Gregory Barspoole, November 1669.

1677


Essex/ Old Rappahannock County
Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Transcript, made 1892, of will book, v. 1, 1664-1677.
Family Search Film # 007646152

Image 246/607, page?, Ann Sharp identified as daughter of John Sharp and Judith Sharp in the will of John Penn in 1677. John Penn leaves to her his plantation. Judith Sharpe is also a daughter of John and Judith, 13th day of January 1676/7, probate 2nd day of May 1677.

Essex/ Old Rappahannock County
Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Transcript, made 1894, of will book, v. 2, 1677-1682
Family Search Film #007646151

Image 132/614, page 1, Will of George Nichols, Witness Paul Woodbridge age 46 (in May 1677, born around 1631)

Essex/ Rappahannock, Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Transcript, made 1894, of will book, v. 2, 1677-1682
Family Search Film #007646151

Image 142/614, page 20, In the name of God Amen. I John Newman of the County of Rappahannock In Virginia being weak of body but perfect of mind, Knowing nothing to be more certaine then death & nothing more uncertaine then the time & manner, I Doe therefore while I am in perfect memory make my last Will & Testament as followeth in the First I bequeath my Soule to the Lord & Hope to be saved only through the Merrits of my Lord & Savior Jesus Christ my Redeemer & Ordaine my body to be honestly & Christian like buried.
Next I doe give to my Eldest Sonne, Alexander Newman, Six hundred acres of land that lies by Morattico Indian Town it being the half of Twelve hundred acres of land taken up between Paul Woodbridge & my self only my Sonne, Alexander, shall give & grant unto his brother, John, what Timber he shall have occasion to use upon the Plantation which his Father have given him so long as they two shall life.
Next I doe give to my Son, John Newman, the Plantation where I now live.
Next, I give to my Sonne, Samuel Newman, Twenty thousand pounds of Tobacco & a breeding mare. Further I doe give to my sonn, Alexander & to my Sonne, John, all the rest of my estate movables & unmovables.
Next, I doe order that my son, Alexander. Shall take possession of all my whole Estate after my decease till my other two sons, Samuel & John, comes to age provided these Friends below mentioned doth see that he doth not Embezzle nor waste the Estate.
Further my desire is that my Friends shall look into the Estate every year & if that they should see that ye estate should be wronged, my desire is that they take it into their custody till my Children come of Age & it in that case my son, Alexander., should embezzle any thing of ye Estate whilst he have it in his custody, then I doe order that he shall pay to his brother, Samuel, twenty thousand pounds of tobacco & in the case he should increase the Estate then he shall pay his brother, Samuel, five thousand the first year he comes to age, & five thousand the second yeare, Likewise I doe order that my Sonn, John, shall pay to his brother, Samuel, five thousand the first yeare that he comes to age & five thousand the second yeare.
Further I would desire Captain Leroy Griffin, Mr Paule Woodbridge, Mr Thomas Glasscock as this my Will doth Specifie
Likewise I would desire them to act according to it. Further I would desire my Friend Paule Woodbridge, once a Week Come & give my Son advice & for the consideration thereof I doe give him five hundred pounds of Tobacco per yeare as this is my Last Will & Testament. As Witness my hand & seal this Second day of April 1676
Before the Sealing hereof, Mr. Paule Woodbridge, my desire is that in case the Servants should not obey my Sonn to give them correction as you see fit. Signed John xxx Newman, Test Richard xxx Bowler, Wm Woodward, Thomas Banks

The within named Wm. Woodward aged 20 years or thereabouts being sworne & Examined saith that he did see the within named John Newman Signe Seale & publish the within mentioned as his last Will & Testame. & that he was in perfect sence & memory at the Signing & Sealing thereof to the best of yor:deponts. Judgmt. & further saith not Wm. Woodward
Juratus est Wooward in Cur Com Rappae 2d die May 1677
Thomas Bankes aged 34 yeares or thereabouts being sworne & Examined saith that he did see the within named John Newman Signe Seale & publish the within mentioned as his last Will & Testame. & that he was in perfect sence & memory at the Signing & Sealing thereof to the best of yor:deponts. Judgmt. & further saith not Thomas Bankes
July the 4th 1677 Jatus est Banks in Cur Com Rappae 9th die July 1677.

1678

Essex County, Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Deed books (Rappahannock), v. 6-7, 1676-1688 (Also known as Deed and will (or Will and deed) books. Deed book, v. 6, has two sections: 1676-1682 (deeds?) and 1682-1687 (wills?).
Family Search Film #007645186

Image 61/572, page 45, To all to whom etc. I Sir William Berkeley Knight, Governor and Capt General of Virginia send greeting in our Lord God Everlasting and whereas etc, Now know ye that I the said Sir William Berkley, Knight, Governor etc doe with the consent of ye Counsel of State accordingly give and grant unto John Newman and William Fitzherbert three hundred and twenty acres of land situate, lying and being in ye county of Rappa upon the branches of the Moratico Creek bounding upon the land of Mr. Glasscock and Mr Travers and upon a former dividend of land the said Newman and Paul Woodbridge and upon ye land of Mr. Stephens beginning at a markin corner oak in the woods running ENE 160 poles thence from a marked new oak S by E to ye creek 320 poles thence along ye creek WNW 160 poles thence N and NW to ye first mentioned tree of ye said land being due to the said John Newman and William Fitzherbert for ye transportation of seven persons into ye colony whose names are inserted under his patent in the records. To Have and to Hold ye____ and paying ye _ given at James City under my hand and my seal of the colony this eight and twentieth day of April in the year of our lord 1668 ano _ William Berkeley
Be it know unto all men by these presents that I Mr William Fitzherbert, gent of ye county of Rappa do assign over all my right and title and interest of the within mentioned unto John Williams and his heirs forever to have and hold as witness my hand this first day of May 1676. Williaam Fitzherbert
Test William C —, Pau Woodbridge. Recorded 3 July 1678.

Image 61/572 page 46, Be it know unto all men by these presents that I John Newman Planter of the county of Rappa do assign over all my right title and interest of the within mentioned unto William Fitzherbert and his heirs forever as witness my hand this 2nd day of December 1674, signed John Newman,
Test. Nathaniel Richardson, Thomas Gouldman (whose wife is Alice); Recorded June 3, 1678

Note: In the following record John Williams sells this land to John Phillips which lies on the northhwest side of Moratico Creek commonly known as Old Mans Creek. . .

Essex County, Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Deed books (Rappahannock), v. 6-7, 1676-1688 (Also known as Deed and will (or Will and deed) books. Deed book, v. 6, has two sections: 1676-1682 (deeds?) and 1682-1687 (wills?).
Family Search Film #007645186

Image 61/572, page 46, To all Christian people I John William of county of Rappa, taylor, …do sell unto John Phillips a parcel of land included in a patent of a divident of land formerly granted unto John Newman and William Fitzherbert lying in the county afoesaid and upon the Northwest side of Moratico Creek and said parcel of land bounded as follows beginning at ye mouth of a creek running out of Moratico creek commonly known as Old Mans Creek and from thence along ye said Moratico Creek … land of Thomas Stevens, In witness … 6th day of April 1678, John Williams, Signed in presenc eof William Measure, William Fitzherbert Recorded 3rd July 1678.

Know all men by these presents that I Eve Williams wife of John Williams do constitute my loving friend John Ingoe to acknowledge my right of a deed of land to John Phillips as witness my hand and seal this 29th day of April 16778, Eve Williams , Signed in the presents of John Allen , William Okees, recorded 22nd day of July 1678

1679

Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Deed books (Rappahannock), v. 6-7, 1676-1688 (Also known as Deed and will (or Will and deed) books. Deed book, v. 6, has two sections: 1676-1682 (deeds?) and 1682-1687 (wills?).)
Family Search Film # 007645186

Image 87/572, page 72, Wm Fauntleroy and Katherine his wife sell 480 acres to Gregory Glascock, beginning at the _ of Henry Wilson corner tree, so bearing S seven degrees W the upper line bounded upon Henry Wilson, Paul Woodbridge, Col Leroy Griffin, John Newman ….. the 4th day of June 1679. William Fauntleroy, witnessed by Dennis Carty, Paul Woodbridge recorded 4th June 1679

Note: This land was still recorded to be owned by John Newman, deceased. It will become the land of Alexander, his son, shortly thereafter.

Essex/ Old Rappahannock County
Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Transcript, made 1894, of will book, v. 2, 1677-1682.
Family Search Film # 007646151

Image 169/614, page 77, “To all to whom this present writing shall come Alexander Newman of the Parish of Farnham sendeth greeting, Whereas John Newman deceased father of the said Alexander in and by his last Will and Testament gave and bequeathed unto Samuel his sonne twenty thousand pounds of tobacco to be paid as therein mentioned, and a breeding mare, and unto the said Alexander and John Newman one other of his sonnes all the rest of this estate unmovables and movables, And that the said Alexander should take the said estate into his possession, until his said brothers Samuell and John should come to age under a provisoe never the less that the said Alexander should not waste the same. Now know Yee that the said Alexander Newman for the better securing of the estate part and portion of the said Samuell and John given to them as aforesaid and in pursuance of an order of the County Court of Rappahannock to that purpose, as above in consideration of all and singular the tobacco goods and other things mentioned in the first schedule hereunto annexed which are in the possession and to the proper use of the said Alexander Hath granted assigned released and delivered and by these presents doth fully and absolutely grant and assign release and deliver unto the said John Newman the sonne and Paul Woodbridge his guardian, all and singular the servants, goods, household stuff, cattle sheep, hourses, mares and other things mentioned and appraised in the second schedule inventory hereunto annexed and all the right title and interest of the said Alexander of in and to the same and every part thereof To Have And To Hold the said servants,goods , household stuff, cattle , sheep, horses, mares and other things mentioned in the second schedule unto the said John Newman the sonne and Paul Woodbridge his guardian to the only proper use and behoofe of the said John and Samuel Newman the sonnes of the said John Newman,deceased From hence forth forever according to the true meaning of the said Will, In Witness whereof the said Alexander Newman hath hereunto sett his hand and seale the first day of May anno Domini 1679, Alexander Newman, seal, Racognito in Cur Cond Rappa 2 die July 1679, recorded test Edmund Craske.”

1681

Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Deed books (Rappahannock), v. 6-7, 1676-1688 (Also known as Deed and will (or Will and deed) books. Deed book, v. 6, has two sections: 1676-1682 (deeds?) and 1682-1687 (wills?).)
Family Search Film # 007645186

Image 153/572, page 138, July 4,1681
William Smoot, and Jane his wife, nominates “my loving Friend” Alexander Newman as his lawful attorney.

1682

Essex/ Old Rappahannock County
Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Transcript, made 1894, of will book, v. 2, 1677-1682.
Family Search Film # 007646151

Image 183/614, page 1, {record} found in Mr Bearblocks pocket August 14th 1682, “By Several goods delivered to Alexander Newman as they were assigned” , “ apparel and wearing necessaries for John Newman”, “ By paid Mr Glover for his _ and trouble taken about the estate at the request of John and Alexander Newman.”

This document is very difficult to read. A record was found in Mr Bearblocks(?) place August 14, 1682. On it are listed bills due to Mr Bearblock and many others, it may even include bills owed by Mr Bearblock. The names of interest include: Dennis Carty, Robert Moss, Tobias Ingram, Major Paul Woodbridge, others, recorded 12 Jan 1682. {It is difficult to identify the next part as a new document or continuation of the first. It appears to be an inventory wherein Alexander Newman and John Newman valued personal goods recorded} “In obedience to an order of Court we the subscribers have examined ye above accounts and find due to the estate of Mr John Newman, deceased, 8421 lbs tobacco In witness our hands this 3rd day of July 1682. Alexander Swan, John Sampson, recorded July 6, 1682”

Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Deed books (Rappahannock), v. 6-7, 1676-1688 (Also known as Deed and will (or Will and deed) books. Deed book, v. 6, has two sections: 1676-1682 (deeds?) and 1682-1687 (wills?).)
Family Search Film # 007645186

Image 194/572, page 179
Know all men that I Eve William ye relict of John William of Moratico Creek, deceased, joined myself in Matrimony t William Smith, Carpenter, now make a gift to my children son John Willims and daughter Katherine William one divident of land at ye head of oratico Creek bounding upon land of Mr Glascock and Mr Travers and upon a former divident of Mr John Newman’s to enjoy forever… {both children underage} Witness my hand and seal this the 9th day of March 1681, Eve Williams Test William Fantleroy, Edward Jones , recorded 2nd day 9bris 1682. Eve William of ye county of Rappa and parish of Farnham

{I have been unable to find this Will in the Family Search records}
Wills of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia(William Montgomery Sweeny)

Woodbridge, Paul, 5 September, 1682 ; 2 7ber 1691.
In the name of God Amen I Paul Woodbridge of the County of Rappahannock and in Farnham Parish in Virginia being weake of body but perfect of mind and memory knowing nothing more unsartaine than the time and where I die for whilst I am in perfect memory shall make my Last Will & Testyment as followeth. In the Name of God I bequeath my Soule to the Lord Jesus Christ and hope to be saved through the meretts of his only Son our Lord and my body to the ground Next I doe give to my wife (Bridget) the plantation where I doe now live during her life next to my two sons, I give to William Woodbridge the Eldest the plantation after his mothers decease with what land belongeth to it to be jointly between his brother George and himself and to them and to their heirs forever to have and to hold. My plantation where Thomas Clonton now lives my Will is Elizabeth Woodbridge with one hundred and fifty acres of land to have and to hold. Also to my daughter Anne I give one hundred and fifty adjoining her sister to have and to hold. And for the remaining three hundred acres to be jointly between my two sons William and George Woodbridge and their heirs. The rest of my personal estate when my debts are paid to be equally divided between my wife and Children ; and my loving and kind wife and my son Will: to be my hole and sole executors with my brother Mr. Will: Fitzherberts care; and god alone and you mentioned I leave this trust. Look to god and to your trust farewell Sept. 5, 1682 Paul Woodbridge Witnesses : Roger Harem, Ann Phillips Ann Morgan, Wiliam Fitzherbert.
William Fitzherbert aged 60 years or thereabouts, Anne Phillips aged 32 or thereabouts Sworne say that they these deponents did see the within Testator Signe Seale publish & declare the within written as his last Will & Testament & that he the said Testator at the time was in perfect sence & memory & further sayth not.
Sworne in Rappa County Court by Wm. Fitzherbert & Anne Phillips the 2nd day of 7ber 1691 and recorded the 16th day of the month Ano. Test Wm Colston, Clk.

1684

Deeds, wills, etc., 1656-1901; general indexes, 1656-1936
Deed books (Rappahannock), v. 6-7, 1676-1688 (Also known as Deed and will (or Will and deed) books. Deed book, v. 6, has two sections: 1676-1682 (deeds?) and 1682-1687 (wills?).)
Family Search Film # 007645186

Image 370/572, page 142, {Book 7}
This indenture made the third day of September 1684 and in the sixth and thirteenith yeare of the reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the second …. Between William Fauntleroy of the County of Rappahannock , gentleman, of the one part and Alex Newman of the county aforesaid, planter, of the other part Witnesseth that the said William Fantleroy in consideration of five thousand pounds of tobacco in caske paid or secured to be paid hath granted unto the said Alexander Newman his heirs in his peaceable and quiet possession five hundred and ten acres of land and being on the North side of Rappahannock River in the Parish of Farnham and County of Rappa aforesaid, 408 acres thereof bounded as followeth beginning at a marked white oak neear Moratico Creeks mouth thence extending itself in breadth up by or nigh the Maine River side and for length into the woods 320 poles and the residue extendeth from the first mentioned marked tree S. W. W. to a small marked oak standing at a point at the said Moraticoe Creeks mouth, thence by the Maine River side and finally back and cross this point of land to the tree first mentioned, the land formerly sold by Col Moore Fauntleroy, father to the said William, unto John Newman, father to the said Alexander, and by the said John Pattented the 12th October 1662 and all houses buildings profits appertaining, To have and to hold the said five hundred and ten acres of land and all other premises granted unto the said Alexander Newman his heirs Subject nevertheless unto the quit rents from henceforth be due and payable and further the said William Fauntleroy and Katherine his wife shall acknowledge these presents and that she shall acquit her right of dower before his Majesties Justiced of the peace at the Court to be held by them for the County aforesaid in due form of Law, In Witness the parties have sett their hands and seals, Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Henry Austine, William Fauntleroy, Dominick Benneham, Katherine Fauntleroy , Rcogntr in Cur Com Rappa 3 die 7 bris Anno 1684 et Recodatr xxiii die

Know All Men by these presents that I Katherine Fantleroy doe empower my loving brother Col Leroy Griffin, my true and lawfull attorney to acknowledge unto Mr Alexander Newman one parcel of land containing my deed bearing date 3rd day of September 1684, five hundred and ten acres as fully as if I myself was there personally present to acknowledge from me my full right either thirds or dower to the aforesaid Mr. Newman and his heirs forever. In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale theis 3rd day of September 1684.

Note: In this indenture between William Fauntleroy and Alexander we find the witnesses to be Henry Austine, William and Katherine Fauntleroy, and Dominick Benneham.
Henry Austine is known to have married a women Anne MNU. Anne may have been a Newman.

In 1685 Dominick Benneham witnesses a land sale between Alexander Newman and Robert Palmer. Elizabeth Newman relinquished her right of dower. In 1703 Alexander Scurlock sold land bequeathed to him by Alexander Newman. This parcel was once held by Alexander Benneham the son of David Benneham and Newman Brockenbough son of William Brockingbough.. In 1711 a Dominick Benneham was questioned by the court at the request of John Tarpley regarding the ownership of other lands held by Thomas Newman a relative of Capt Alexander Newman, deceased. Nothing more is known to me of the Benneham family.

Newman Brockenbough was the son of Mary MNU (Newman?) and William Brockenbough.

At this point we can offer the following as suggestions:
John Newman mentioned only three sons in his Last Will.
John Newman had a sister named Anne Newman
John Newman has a son Alexander Newman.
John Newman had a daughter named Mary Brockenbough
John Newman had a daughter who married David Benneham (or another of the Benneham clan.) He might also have had a daughter married to Alexander Scurlock or to the father of Alexander Scurlock.

More information is needed to prove all of this.

1691

Lancaster County
Deed and will books, 1652-1900 ; general indexes, 1652-1900
Deed and will book, v. 7 1687-1700 (Vol. 7 was filmed very dark and is unreadable.)
Family Search Film # 007646127

Image 392/531, page 49, This indenture made the twelfth day of November the second year of the reign of our Sovereign Lord and lay King William and Queen Mary Ano Dom one thousand six hundred and ninety Between Alexander Newman and Elizabeth his wife of the parish of Farnham in the county of Rappahannock in Virginia of the one part and Phillip Sanders of the same parish and county of the other part, Witnesseth that the said Alexander Newman and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of a valuable sum to them in hand paid at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents by the said Phillip Sanders well and truly paid the receipt whereof the said Alexander Newman and Elizabeth his wife doth hereby acknowledge and themselves therewith fully satisfied and paid and there of and every part and parcel thereof doth clearly acquit, exonerate and whereof the said Phillip Sanders his heirs executors administrators forever by these presents hath given granted aliened bargained and sold enforced and confirmed and by these presents doth fully clearly and absolutely confirm grant bargain and sell alien enforce and confirm unto the said Phillip Sanders his heirs executors assigns forever all that there part and parcel of land lying and being in the Parrish of White Chappell in the county of Lancaster containing by estimation seventy acres which said seventy acres of land is part and parcel of a dividend of land containing four hundred and eighty acres granted to John Newman by a patent bearing date August one thousand six hundred fifty and seven, Beginning a the beginning tree of Abraham Moon which tree is a corner White Oak and running alone said line SSE one hundred seventy four perches to Sharpes Line in the possession of Wade then along Wade’s line to the corner beginning NW one hundred and five poles thence SW twenty nine poles then NW to the main swamp or dam side and up the said swamp to the beginning marked white oak ….. Witness whereof the said Alexander Newman and Elizabeth his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written, Alexander Newman, Elizabeth Newman Sealed and delivered in presence of Thomas Newman, William Northead ?, Brian Mackdaniel, Recorded in Lancaster County court _ day in January 1691, Test Peter James deputy Cl Cur.

Note: See note in 1665 where again John Sharp is mentioned. Judith Sharp names John Newman as her attorney. A Thomas Newman is mentioned on this 1691 document as well as the 1665 one above. They may or may not be the same Thomas. John Sharp is named in other documents in the late 1650’s.

The 480 acres of land sold in 1691 was sold to John Newman by Moore Fauntleroy in 1657. John Newman died in 1677 and this land went to his son Alexander Newman.

This Thomas Newman might be the Immigrant who may have never left Farnham Parish. He could be the brother to John Newman (d. 1677) and uncle to this Alexander. However, this Thomas might have been Thomas Newman, 2nd generation who had removed to the North side of Rappahannock Creek.

1692

Richmond County Order books, 1692-1871
Transcript of order book, v. 1 1692-1694 (Says v. 2 at beginning but at end says v. 1 which it matches. Transcript was made in 1895 by county clerk.)
Photostatic copy of order book, v. 2 1694-1699 (Copy made in 1941.)
Family Search Film #008153217
Richmond County Order Book 1, 1692-1694, Library of Virginia.

Image 328/666, page 17, At a court for Richmond County the 1st of June 1692, This day Geo Woodbridge in open court made choice of his uncle Mr. Wm Fitzherbert for his guardian.

Image 328/666, page 17, At a court for Richmond County the 1st of June 1692, Thomas Glascock son of Gregory Glascock as being now arrived to full age and making humble suite to this court, The court have ordered that the said Thomas be forthwith possessed with all and singular his part share and portion of his said deeased father’s estate.

Note: Thomas Glascock would be born around 1671.

1693

Richmond County Order books, 1692-1871
Transcript of order book, v. 1 1692-1694 (Says v. 2 at beginning but at end says v. 1 which it matches. Transcript was made in 1895 by county clerk.)
Photostatic copy of order book, v. 2 1694-1699 (Copy made in 1941.)
Family Search Film #008153217

Image 374/666, page 109, At a court for Richmond County Court 3d of January 1693/4
Upon the humble Petition of Manne Macglathlin showing that the said Manns having Married Elizabeth, Daughter of Paul Woodbridge, deceased, prays the Estate of the said Paul may be equally divided amongst the Surviving Children
Mr. Dennis McCarty, John Oakley and Mr John Phillips or any two of them on 12th Inst do meet at the House of the said decedents and make equal division of his Estate amongst the said Surviving Children according to the best of their Judgments., and that after such division the Eldest do make his first choice & so successively according to age and make report of their proceedings under their hands in writing to the next Court held for this County

Note: John Oakley (Ockley) is ordered in the 1691 document, along with Alexander Newman, to produce an inventory of the estate of Paul Woodbridge. In 1693, John Oakley and others are appointed to divide the estate of Paul Woodbridge.
The 1693 document clearly states that “Manne Macglathlin” is married to Elizabeth, daughter of Paul Woodbridge.

1694

Richmond County Order books, 1692-1871
Transcript of order book, v. 1 1692-1694 (Says v. 2 at beginning but at end says v. 1 which it matches. Transcript was made in 1895 by county clerk.)
Photostatic copy of order book, v. 2 1694-1699 (Copy made in 1941.)
Family Search Film #008153217

Image 422/666, page 40, At a court held for Richmond County the 6th day of March 1694/5, William Fitzherbert made oath upon the holy Gospel of God that George Woodbridge the son of Paul Woodbridge deceased is one and twenty years of age. Upon the humble petition of George Woodbridge it is ordered that William Woodbridge his brother do deliver unto him the part and share of the cattle and other movable goods due to him out of his deceased father’s estate Paul Woodbridge and now in his said brother’s custody.

Note: George Woodbridge, son of Paul, was born in 1674/5.

1697

Colonial Papers – Box 143, Folder 11
Misc Reel 610, 36138
Salmon, John S., comp. A guide to state records in the Archives Branch of the Virginia State Library and Archives, Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1985.

Petition of Alexander Newman 1697 Oct 28, Contains a petition of Alexander Newman to the Speaker & House of Burgesses requesting to be re-admitted as a member of the House of Burgesses from Richmond County following his sickness.

1699

Richmond County
General index to deeds, 1692-1915; deeds, 1692-1869
Deeds, Vol. 3 1697-1704
Family Search Film #008191511

Image 578/721, Section 47 {top pf page} This Indenture made the 7th day of September in the year of our lord 1699 between Wm Woodbridge of the Parish of North Farnham in the County of Richmond, gentleman, of the one part and Manns MackCathlin of the said Parish and County, gentleman, of the other part Witnesseth that the said Wm Woodbridge for the consideration of three thousand p[ounds of tobacco in hand paid at the ensealing and delivery of these presents by the said MackCathlin the receipt whereof the said William Woodbridge doth acknowledge to have received full satisfaction of every part and parcel thereof and under the covenant articles and agreements in these presents mentioned and _ Do give grant bargain and sell and by these presents have given granted bargained and sold unto the said Manns MackCathlin and his heirs forever two hundred acres of land be it more or less situate lying and being in the said Parish and County aforesaid near a place called the Indian Town and bounded as followeth (Vizt) beginning at the old line of Mr John Newman late of this County and a small carne running to the line of Thomas Glascock deceased, late of this County, Gentleman, thence along the said Glascock line clearing the plantation whereon the said Manne MachCathlin now lives which was given unto Elizabeth Woodbridge now wife of the said Manns MackCathin by her father Paul Woodbridge late of this County, Gentleman, Deceased, by Will which said Plantation & land adjoining being one hundrd and fifty acres is a part of the said two hundred acres within these presents mentioned and by aline of marked trees in the West side of said plantation to the line of William Hanks and along the said William Hanks line to the line of Robert Palmer a long part of the said Palmer land to a carne thence along the old line of said Mr. Newman, deceased, to the place where it first began with all the timber woods underwoods, moores marshes swamps together with the plantation with all the houses _ orchards gardens fences tilage ground and within the said bounds as aforesaid unto the said Manns MackCathlin and his heirs as aforesaid. To have and to hold the said two hundred acres of land be it more or less within the said bounds together with all the timber woods underwoods moores marshes and swamps or together with the plantation ______,

Richmond County
Deed Book #3 1697-1704
Virginia State Library Microfilm loan
{page 56, section 32, missing from Family Search Film #008191511}

Section 32, John Tarpley and Elizabeth Newman, the widow of Capt Alexander Newman, deceased, of Richmond County sign prenutial agreement. John Tarpley acknowledges that Elizabeth Newman is entitled to all land and possessions she has prior to their marriage if John Tarpey predeceases her. John Tarpley cannot sell or otherwise distribute the personal property of Elizabeth without her expressed permission. Signed by Charles Barber and George Woodbridge, August or October 6, 1699.

Richmond County
General index to deeds, 1692-1915; deeds, 1692-1869
Deeds, Vol. 3 1697-1704
Family Search Film #008191511

Image 563/721, page 63 {on bottom of page}, August 10, 1699,Whereas there is a marriage (by God graced) intended to be made and solemnized between the above bound John Tarpley and Elizabeth Newman widow of Alexander Newman of the county of Richmond, deceased, Now the said Tarpley doth promise and oblidge himself, his heirs, Executors, Administrators, after solemnization of a marriage that if it should please God to remove the said John Tarpley by death before the said Elizabeth, that then it shall be lawfull for the said Elizabeth or her assigns to make into and upon and to take hold possess and enjoy to her own use all such messauges lands tenements services and hereditiments whatsoever now belonging unto the said Elizabeth Newman situated lying and being in the county of Lancaster and that it shall not be lawfull to and for the said John Tarpley to give grant bargain or sell any part or parcell of the said messauges lands tenements without the free willand consent of the said Elizabeth. And that it shall be lawfull of it should please God to remove the said John by death before the said Elizabeth for the said Elizabeth or her assignes immediately _ the said Elizabeth two hundred fifty pounds sterling lawfull money of England by good and Bills upon demand payable in London or Bristoll thirty days after And that it shall be lawful for the said Elizabeth during her coverture at any time or times by word or deed to give to her relations friends or acquaintances or any other use to value of ten thousand pounds of Tobacco, And that the said John Tarpley his heirs, executors, administrators shall consent to pay And that it shall be lawfull for the said Elizabeth to make her Last Will and Testament by word or in writing and thereby to give and dispose of to value of forty thousand pounds of tobacco or two hundred pounds sterling lawfull money of England, that the said John shall duly obey and pay all such legacies in such Will given and that the said John shall on request of the said Elizabeth acknowledge this instrument of writing in Richmond Court. Now the condition of the above obligation is such that if the said John Tarpley his heirs, executors, administrators do well observe and keep all and every the above said promise and agreements without according to the full intent and meaning thereof then the above obligation to be void and of non effect otherwise to continue and remain and be in full force and virture. John Tarpley Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Charles Barber, George Woodbridge Recorded in Circuit Court of Richmond 6 day 7th month ano dom 1699, William Colston.

Richmond County
General index to deeds, 1692-1915; deeds, 1692-1869
Deeds, Vol. 3 1697-1704
Family Search Film #008191511

Image 578/721, Section 47 {top pf page} , An indenture between William Woodbridge and Manns Mackgathlin,The property lines of John Newman, deceased, and Thomas Glascock, deceased, are described as being adjoined; 1699

Richmond County Order books, 1692-1871
Transcript of order book, v. 1 1692-1694 (Says v. 2 at beginning but at end says v. 1 which it matches. Transcript was made in 1895 by county clerk.)
Photostatic copy of order book, v. 2 1694-1699 (Copy made in 1941.)
Family Search Film #008153217

Image 581/721, Section 50, {top pf the page}, November 11,1699, page 50 {top of the page}, The survey for Ms Ann Glascock daughter of Mr. Gregory Glascock, deceased, one hundred acres of land left her by the Last Will and Testament of Capt Alexander Newman, deceased, late of Richmond County, gentleman, and being part of his quarter land and part of his home plantation Land beginnins upon Rappahannock River at a white oak buried in the sands being a corner tree to the land of Madam Griffin leads on according thence ?? 2 E 320 rods to a forked hickory standing upon a small creek side being a branch of Morattico Creek this line dividing this land and the land of Madam Griffin thence down the meanders of the said creek 15 polls to a red oak standing near to Capt Alexander Newmans quarter pasture fence thence SW ½ Southerly 44 polls to another red oak thence SW 80 polls to a pasture stake thence SE 56 Polls to another stake standing in Capt Tarpley’s cornfield thence North Westerly to the aforesaid beginning plaece 70 polls Surveyed the day and year above said Tho Thornton, Recorded in Richomond County Court March 1, 1699; William Colston Cclerk.

1708

Richmond County
General index to deeds, 1692-1915; deeds, 1692-1869
Deeds, Vols. 4-6 1705-1714
Family Search Film #008153221

Image 198/638, page 39, This Indenture made the second day of March anno Dom one thousand seven hundred and eight between John Tarpley, gent and Elizabeth his wife of the county of Richmond of the one part and William Downman of the county aforesaid, Gent, of the other part. Witnesseth that the said John Tarpley and Elizabeth his wife for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings…paid by William Downman… assigns a parcel of land containing two hundred acres situate in the county aforesaid and bounded as followeth (vitz) Being part of a parcel for six hundred acres granted to John Newman bearing date the 28th day of November 1664, beginning at a stake in the old line that divides this from Woodbridge’s land where Mr Glascock line crosses and running along Mr Glascock’s Line North 88 degrees and three quarters East 107 poles thence along another line of ye said Glascock’s South 93 p0les thence north 76 degrees East 54 poles to a marked tree standing in a swamp in or nigh the line of Stephens (the said marked tree is a corner tree of this and Dominick Beneham land) thence running up along the said swamp its several courses and being hought into a straight line is North 13 degee East 137 poles to a hickory standing on the side of a hill above the mouth of a branch nigh the head of the said swamp thence North 25 degrees East 94 poles to a stake by two small marked oaks, thence North 60 degrees West 144 poles to the aforesaid old line thence along the said old line South 27 degrees West 22 poles to the beginning …. In witness whereof the parties aforesaid to these presents interchangeably have set their hands and seal the day and year first above written, John Tarpley Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of George Glascock, Charles Barber, 2nd of March 1708 Elizabeth Tarpley relinquished the right of her dower.

Know all men by these presents that I Elizabeth Tarpley wife of John Tarpley being not able to go to the court do by by these presents constitute, appoint and ordaine my trusty friend Col Daniel Mc Carty my true and lawful attorney for me and in my name acknowledge to William Downman _ all my right title and —- that I now have or hereafter may have of two hundred acres of land which was formerly sold by my deceased husband Alexander Newman to William Acres and since purchased by my now husband John Tarpley with all other lands yet shall be conveyed by my said husband by deed of sale to said William Downman, junior, belonging to aforesaid premises and which my said attorney shall lawfully do in or about said premises do ratify and allow to be in at full fource and virtue as if I were personally therepresent given under my hand and seal this last day of February 1708/9 Elizabeth Tarpley
Signed and sealed in presence of George Glascock, Robert Downman, Proven in Richmond County court by oaths of George Glascock, and Robert Downman, witnesses hereto the 2nd day of March 1708 and recorded, M. Beckwith ClCur.

Other notes unlikely related to John Newman above:

1651

Capt Thomas Burbage in dif with Mrs Elizabeth Newman re cattle 20 Nov 1651. ( A notation in the Northumbria Collectanea, Virgina Colonial Abstract Vol. 1 page 641
Order Book #2

Northumberland County records, 1652-1655
Northumberland County, Virginia, Court Order Book #2

Ancestry frame 59/145 page 55, 20th November 1654, page 29, There being 900 lb. Tobacco belonging to the estate of Capt Thomas Burbage, in the hands of Mr Sam Smith, and this being attached by Mrs. Elizabeth Newman toward payment for a cow and calf, and this being duly proved by the depositions of Wm Cornish and Wm Gookin, the court orders payment to Mrs Newman.

Ancestry frame 71/35 page 67, 20th November 1655, page 34. John Bayles against Robert Newman; To the next court at Mr. Newman’s request.

Ancestry frame 72/145 page 68, Robert Newman peach trees assigned to John Haynie 1654; Coll John Mottrom named often in Order Book #2. page 73, “At a court held at the house of Collo John Mottrom deceased the 30th day of June 1655.

Ancestry frame 84/145, page 80 Record Book #14, page 6, Robert Newman attests to Inventory estate of John Warre; another record – in These may cert- whom it my concern that on the 27th of Septmeber I received of Mr Samuel Smith sheriff of Northumberland a prisoner John Newman apprehended upon suspicion of murder and committed unto the custody of the said Mr Samuel Smith by a writ under the hand of Mr. Geo Fletcher to be conveyed to James City dated the day and year above written, John Phillips, recorded October 8, 1752

The Safety left London and landed in Virginia 1635
“x Aug 1635 – The under-written names are to be transported to the Virginia, embarqued in the Safety, John Graunt Mr.”

ALPHABETICAL ORDERSOURCES ORDER:
Alderley Richard, 26
Allin James, 19
Allin Joan, 20
Allin Richard, 32
Ashton Alice, 20
Atkinson James, 16
Barker Francis, 21
Barnes James, 25
Bay Jo:, 16
Belk Tho:, 37
Bell Jo:, 30
Bethell James, 27
Billins Jo:, 26
Blackman Humfrey, 16
Boddy Robert, 19
Booth Marie, 19
Broad Thomazin, 24
Brookes Richard, 20
Browne Jo:, 25
Browne Tho:, 18
Buckle Henry, 30
Butler Jo:, 21
Carter Jo:, 22
Carter Thomas, 25
Castell Geo:, 21
Catts Jo., 23
Caunt Richard, 36
Church Martin, 16
Cotton Richard, 20
Croft’s Ann, 16
Curtis Jo:, 21
Cutting Jane, 17
Dalleper Henry, 18
Davies Willm, 27
Doe Tho:, 33
Dugdell Henry, 20
Farrell Edmond, 20
Field Robert, 20
Fisher Gabriell, 36
Fossitt Ann, 34
Foster Richard, 16
Foxsley Jane, 25
Frisby Elizabeth, 24
Frister Robert, 20
Galding Henry, 16
Gard Margaret, 24
Gardner Thomas, 22
Gibson Jo:, 30
Gifford Edward, 30
Gilbert Henry, 34
Gilbert Robert, 16
Glenester Robert, 25
Gloster Jo:, 23
Gold Eliz:, 17
Gorton Steven, 35
Gough Mathew, 22
Grasson Wm, 20
Griffige Joan, 35
Habbittell Geo:, 26
Haies Anto, 24
Haieward John, 33
Hardon John, 27
Harrwood Robert, 17
Harvie Alexander, 15
Hassell Wm, 24
Heath Thomas, 23
Heming Jo:, 25
Hendry Jo:, 24
Hill Jo:, 22
Hills Rose, 22
Hindsley Wm, 23
Holland Ann, 19
Holloway Elizabeth, 26
Homes Margaret, 23
Hopkins Richard, 25
Hornwood Jo:, 21
Hoskyns Barthol;, 34
Hudson Rich:, 30
Jenkins Edmond, 15
Jennions Tho:, 24
Jones Jo:, 29
Karsewell Willm, 20
Kelly Brian, 20
Kiffin David, 24
Lendall Robert, 20
LeRoy Hugh, 19
Lerrigo Marie, 19
Lownd John, 16
Lowther Wm, 24
Maies Cornelius, 12
Martin Jo:, 17
Martin Jo:, 23
Morton Nico:, 17
Moss Richard, 20
Moyle Dorothy, 24
Mulleneux Edmond, 20
Newman Jo:, 20
Newman Jo:, 24
Pattison James, 21
Perkins Robert, 25
Perryn John, 21
Pigeon Jo:, 15
Piscer Elizab:, 16
Piscer Robert, 44
Pitway Mary, 4
Pitway Robert, 27
Preston Richard, 17
Q’Ny Wm, 20
Raymond Arthur, 20
Reinolds Thomas, 15
Saunders Edward, 40
Saunders Edward, 9
Saunders Thomas, 13
Smith Eliz:, 50
Smith Katherin, 18
Smith Lewes, 22
Smith Margerie, 22
Snales Margaret, 22
Spicer Edward, 21
Stope Chri:, 24
Stretcher Andrew, 14
Sutton Robert, 17
Symonds Wm, 32
Sympkynn Ralph, 28
Taylor Jo:, 18
Thomas Thomas Ap, 30
Thorne Thomas, 13
Tighton W, 24
Trallop Tymothy, 21
Tubley Grace, 20
Tucker Geo:, 22
Turner Eliz:, 44
Turner Joan, 21
Vyons Francis, 25
Waddington Hanna, 16
Ward Elizabeth, 25
Waterman Ann, 18
Watson Nico:, 16
Wazen Jo:, 19
Wilkinson Jo:, 14
Wrenn Tho:, 20
Wright Richard, 23
Write Jo:, 15
Wynn Christopher, 20
John Hardon, 27
John Haieward, 33
Barthol; Hoskyns, 34
Anto Haies, 24
Jo. Catts, 23
Jo: Wazen, 19
Henry Galding, 16
Richard Hopkins, 25
Robert Sutton, 17
Robert Pitway, 27
Mary Pitway, 4
Jo: Jones, 29
Mathew Gough, 22
Robert Boddy, 19
Jo: Carter, 22
Thomas Heath, 23
Jo: Hornwood, 21
Francis Barker, 21
W Tighton, 24
Christopher Wynn, 20
Jo: Heming, 25
Ralph Sympkynn, 28
James Barnes, 25
Chri: Stope, 24
Robert Lendall, 20
David Kiffin, 24
Wm Symonds, 32
Tymothy Trallop, 21
Henry Dugdell, 20
John Lownd, 16
James Atkinson, 16
Nico: Watson, 16
Jo: Taylor, 18
Arthur Raymond, 20
Edward Spicer, 21
Robert Harrwood, 17
Richard Foster, 16
Jo: Bell, 30
Gabriell Fisher, 36
Tho: Browne, 18
Cornelius Maies, 12
Steven Gorton, 35
Jo: Gloster, 23
Jo: Pigeon, 15
Thomas Thorne, 13
Jo: Write, 15
Richard Preston, 17
Andrew Stretcher, 14
Alexander Harvie, 15
Edmond Jenkins, 15
Nico: Morton, 17
Jo: Bay, 16
James Pattison, 21
Wm Lowther, 24
Edward Saunders, 40
James Bethell, 27
Jo: Browne, 25
Jo: Gibson, 30
Tho: Belk, 37
Geo: Tucker, 22
Tho: Jennions, 24
Robert Perkins, 25
Jo: Martin, 23
Edmond Farrell, 20
Wm Hassell, 24
Edward Gifford, 30
Robert Gilbert, 16
Richard Allin, 32
Jo: Wilkinson, 14
Francis Vyons, 25
Willm Davies, 27
Richard Alderley, 26
Henry Dalleper, 18
Rich: Hudson, 30
Jo: Hill, 22
Edmond Mulleneux, 20
Humfrey Blackman, 16
Richard Cotton, 20
James Allin, 19
Martin Church, 16
Henry Gilbert, 34
Wm Q’Ny, 20
Brian Kelly, 20
Lewes Smith, 22
Tho: Doe, 33
Thomas Saunders, 13
Edward Saunders, 9
Thomas Carter, 25
Thomas Ap Thomas, 30
Richard Caunt, 36
Richard Moss, 20
John Perryn, 21
Hugh LeRoy, 19
Thomas Reinolds, 15
Jo: Curtis, 21
Robert Glenester, 25
Henry Buckle, 30
Jo: Newman, 20
Thomas Gardner, 22
Jo: Newman, 24
Robert Frister, 20
Robert Field, 20
Geo: Habbittell, 26
Willm Karsewell, 20
Wm Grasson, 20
Richard Wright, 23
Jo: Butler, 21
Jo: Hendry, 24
Richard Brookes, 20
Jo: Martin, 17
Geo: Castell, 21
Jo: Billins, 26
Tho: Wrenn, 20
Robert Piscer, 44
Marie Lerrigo, 19
Margaret Homes, 23
Alice Ashton, 20
Hanna Waddington, 16
Elizabeth Holloway, 26
Eliz: Gold, 17
Elizabeth Frisby, 24
Eliz: Smith, 50
Margaret Gard, 24
Margerie Smith, 22
Elizab: Piscer, 16
Elizabeth Ward, 25
Joan Griffige, 35
Eliz: Turner, 44
Joan Allin, 20
Marie Booth, 19
Jane Cutting, 17
Wm Hindsley, 23
Katherin Smith, 18
Thomazin Broad, 24
Ann Waterman, 18
Joan Turner, 21
Jane Foxsley, 25
Rose Hills, 22
Ann Croft’s, 16
Grace Tubley, 20
Margaret Snales, 22
Ann Holland , 19
Ann Fossitt, 34
Dorothy Moyle, 24
Safety sources:
Hotten P of Q pages 121-123
Coldham pg 162
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~hendrycousins/IMMIG/safety1635.html

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John of Morattico

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