Saturday, December 27, 2014

CJ (#37) Former Guardian 1687

There were additional court orders recorded in the (Old) Rappahannock County Orders 1685 - 1687.  There are recorded on page 83, and dated the 1st of June 1687. 

"Whereas John Battalile (BAT-1) who lately marryed Cathereine (TA-6), one of the Daughters of Mr. Robert Taliaferro ( TA-2) decd. made humble suit to this court to be possessed with all & singular the Estate of his said Wife in the hands of Robt. Taliaferro (TA-1) her guardian.  The Court have thereupon ordered that Mr. George Haslewood (HAS-2) & Mr. Jno. Catlett (CA-4) some time between this Court and next Court held for this County, do meet at the house of the sd Robt. Taliaferro (TA-1) & that then & there they equally devide all & every the Estate of the sd Catherine (TA-6) & Charles Taliaferro (TA-5), her brother, now in the hands of the sd Robert (TA-1), and after such devision made & after such that the sd John Battaile (BAT-1) be forthwith vested in right of the sd Catherine (TA-6) his wife with one halfe part of the sd Estate in specis as it was received by the sd Robert (TA-1) from Colnll. Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) their former guardian"

" Judgmt. upon (nil dicit) is granted to John Taliaferro (TA-4) as assignee of Colnll. Cadwallader Jones (JO-1) against Abraham Hobbs (HOB-1) for four hundred pounds of tobb upon Bill to be paid wth cost of suit"

The above orders are recorded on the same day or June 1, 1687.  This record again documents that our Cadwallader (JO-1) was a former guardian of the youngest children of Robert Taliaferro, Sr. (TA-2).  Robert Taliaferro, Jr. (TA-1) was then appointed as guardian of his younger siblings before 1687.  The fact that there are two families (Taliaferro and Catlett) that have a Sr. & Jr. with the same names need to separated and identified.  Whew...what a deal!

Friday, December 12, 2014

CJ (#37) Rappa: 1687

The year 1687 was a transition period for our Cadwallader (JO-1).  In the deed and court order books of (Old) Rappahannoc Court there a number of records that involve the estate of Cadwallader (JO-1).  In some cases, they are written one date, and recorded into the record another date.  This certainly can get confusing in the chronology.  I will try and present these records as written.  Please note the date that it was written and the date that it was recorded in the court.

"Rappa 1687.  Know all men by these these presents that I Fran: Taliaferro (TA-3) of the County of Rappa: in Virginia Gent. and Elizabeth (TA-7) my Wife for divers good causes and valuable consideracons them hereunto moving and especially for Eight thousand pounds of Tobb: in caske, a Guinney in Gold, and Flock bed paid by John Battaile (BAT-1) of the said County of Rappa: in Virginia have granted unto the sd John Battaile (BAT-1) his heirs Three hundred acers of land more or less being on the South side of Rappa. County (being granted by Patent in the yeare of our Lord 1657 to John Jollitt (JOL-1) and renewed in the yeare 1662 to Tho:Button (BUT-1) who sold the sd land to Henry Corbyn Esqr. (CO-1) by Deed bearing date May the 12th 1664 and in 67 conveighted by Esqr. Corbin (CO-1) to Collo: John Catlett (CA-1), who in his last will and Testamt: did bequeath the sd land to his two Daughters, Elizabeth (CA-2) [same as Elizabeth (TA-7)] and Sarah (CA-3), the uppermost part of the sd land being Three hundred acers of land the one halfe of Six hundred given and granted as abovesd To have and to hold the said Land being Three hundred acers with all the appurtinances from them the sd Elizabeth (CA-2) [TA-7] and Francis (TA-3) their heires unto the said John Battaile (BAT-1) his heires forever to use occupie and enjoy without lett or ejection of him the sd Francis (TA-3) and Elizabeth (TA-7) [same as CA-2)] his wife or any other persons whatsoever claiming the aforesd. premisses and further the sd Francis (TA-3) and Elizabeth (TA-7) do agree to acknowledge this Deed of Sale in Rappa: Court next In Witness whereof the said Francis (TA-3) and Elizabeth (TA-7) have sett their hands and seales this 5th of September 1687

Signed sealed in the presence of us
      Cadwaladr: Jones (JO-1)                                                      Fran:Taliaferro (TA-3)
       John Davis (DAV-1)                                                              Eliza: Taliaferro (TA-7)
       Robt: Taliaferro (TA-1)

Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa: 6 die Junii 1688 et record 26th die

These are to impower you Mr. Edward Jones (JO-6) to acknowledge in Rappa: Court a Deed of Sale to John Battaile (BAT-1) from me and in my name and for yr: so doing this shall be yor: sufficient warrant Witness my hand and seale this fithe day of September 1687

Teste  Cadwaladr: Jones (JO-1)                                      Eliza: Taliaferro (TA-7)
           John Davis (DAV-1)
           Robt: Taliaferro (TA-1)

Recordr. Teste Wm, Colston (COLS-1) Cl Cur "

from: (Old) Rappahannock County Deed Book 1686 - 1688, pp. 88 - 89.