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Henrico County, Virginia

Wills and Deeds, 1677-1705

Compiled by Benjamin B Weisinger III

1677-1683 Deeds

p.121 - We, Edward Hatcher and Benjamin Hatcher, do give to our couzens, the children of our brother Henry Hatcher, the following: To Henry Hatcher and William Hatcher, 2 mares, 2 heifers and 1 feather bed and 2 gunns, to be divided when the first comes of age. To the three daughters Anne, Mary, and Martha Hatcher, all daughters of one brother Henry Hatcher, these things to be divided when the first comes of age: 3 heifers, 1 mare. All to be put into hands of Mr. Henry Lound, guardian to said children. Dated 1 April 1680
Wit: Tho. Cocke, Richard Cocke, Sr.
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher, Ben Hatcher
Recorded 1 April 1680

p.122 - Agreement between Benjamin Hatcher and Robert Sharpe, both inhabitants of Henrico Co.,: There is now a tract in the county called Varina, lately in possession of William Hatcher, dec'd, and claimed at law by said Robert Sharpe, and the right of said William since his death being derived to said Benjamin Hatcher, and also claimed by said Sharpe. Now for valuable consideration to both parties and to avoid future suits about the tract, 200 acres, they agree the land should be divided equally; and Robert shall have first choice. 31 March 1680.
Wit: Wm Randolph, Hugh Davis
Sig: Ben Hatcher, Robt. (RS) Sharpe
1 April 1680

p.127 - 1 April 1680 Edward Hatcher, son of William Hatcher, of Varina Parish, Henrico Co., dec'd, to Benjamin Hatcher, son of said William Hatcher, for sake of quiet and peaceable settlement of estate left by their father and to avoid future suits and quarrels, confer each to the other 1/2 of personal estate left by their father. Edward grants to Benjamin 200 acres of land at Varina, lately in occupation of said William, and one tract called "Pigg in the Bole" in same county, near land of Thomas Holmes, 100 acres; also one tract called "Turkey Island", 150 acres. Benjamin confims to Edward a tract known as "Necke of Land", 400 acres; also one plantation between Gilbert Elam and Henry Lound, 250 acres, lately in occupation of Thomas Wood.
Wit: Tho. Cocke, Richard Cocke, Sr.
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
p.129 - Identical deed of same date, signed: Ben Hatcher

p.131 - Benjamin Hatcher, planter, and Elizabeth his wife, for 700 lbs tobacco, sell to John Pleasants 2 acres on north side of James River, adjoining land of Benj. Hatcher, formerly his father's, next to Thomas Holmes. 30 March 1680
Wit: Tho. Lockett, Jno. (G) Greenhaugh, Susan (S) Greenhaugh
Signed: Ben Hatcher, Elizabeth (E) Hatcher
Recorded 1 June 1680

p.132 - Power of Attorney, Elizabeth Hatcher to her brother in law Edward Hatcher. 31st of 3rd Mo. 1680
Wit: John (JG) Greenhaugh, Susan (S) Greenhaugh
Signed: Elizabeth (E) Hatcher

p.137 - Benjamin Hatcher, son of Mr. William Hatcher, dec'd, late of Henrico Co., for 5000 lbs tobacco, to Jeremy Browne, orphan of John Browne, dec'd, now in wardship of Mrs. Sarah Woodson, all my interest in 100 acres, being 1/2 of a parcel called Varina, lately in occupation of Wm Hatcher, dec'd, and divided mutually since his death by said Benjamin and his older brother Edward Hatcher; and since by agreement with Robert Sharpe, the whole 200 acres was divided, Sharpe is to have his choice of the whole divident. Dated 11 July 1680.
Wit: William Giles, Sam. Knibbe, Hugh Davis
Signed: Ben Hatcher
Recorded 2 Aug. 1680
Elizabeth Hatcher, wife of Benjamin, appoints William Giles her attorney to relinquish her dower right in above land.
Wit: Hugh Davis
Signed: Elizabeth (E) Hatcher

p.203 - Bond of Benjamin Hatcher of Henrico Co., to John Pleasants Sept. 1681, for land deeded called "Turkey Island", sold to me by my brother Edward Hatcher.
Wit: Jno. (F) Martyn, John Howard
Signed: Ben Hatcher
Recorded 1 Feb. 1681

p.216 - We, Edward Hatcher, Thomas Shippy, and John Davis agree to share profits and losses on our voyage to trade among the Indians, and give bond for same. Dated 16 Jan. 1681
Wit: Henry (H) Lound, Leon. Ballow
Signed: Edward (E) Hatcher, Tho. (TS) Shippy, John (ID) Davis

p.222 - Edward Hatcher for love & affection to my daughter Sarah Hatcher, an Indian girl, Kate. 1 Aug. 1682
Wit: Sam Knibb, Ben Hatcher
Signed: Edward (E) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Aug. 1682

p.224 - Benjamin Hatcher for love & affection to my son William Hatcher, an Indian boy, Ben, and 2 mares. 1 Aug. 1682
Wit: John Milner
Signed: Ben Hatcher
Recorded 1 Aug. 1682

p.236 - 2 April 1683 Robert Sharpe of Henrico Co., planter, to William Byrd of same, Esq., for 500 lbs tobacco, all that land of said Sharpe, late in tenure of Wm Hatcher, dec'd known as "Varina", on north side of James River, adjoining Jeremy Browne and land formerly Edward Hatcher's, 100 acres.
Wit: Wm Randolph, John Farrar
Signed: Robert (RS) Sharpe
Recorded 2 April 1683

p.269 - 1 April 1684 Edward Hatcher of County & Parish of Henrico, planter, for 11,000 lbs tobacco received of Nathaniel Bacon, late of Curles, dec'd, deeds to Thomas Jarvis of Kiquotan in Elizabeth City Co., Gent., who married the relict and trustee of estate of Nathaniel Bacon, dec'd, 50 acres in Varina Parish, next to land formerly belonging to widow Parker and now in occupation of Will Byrd, Esq., part of 200 acres formerly belonging to Will Danks, purchased by Will Hatcher, Jr. and Hen. Hatcher of Robert Bullington and Hen. Rowing and Alee his wife in two deeds dated 1 Feb. 1661, and by Hen. Hatcher, the survivor of the joint purchasers, sold to said Edward Hatcher 20 Aug. 1667.

Wit: Hen. Randolph, Wm Hatcher
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 April 1684

p.284 - Benjamin Hatcher, my brother, has purchased of me, Edward Hatcher of Henrico Co., a piece of land called "Turkey Island Point", 150 acres; which land was purchased by my father William Hatcher, of Daniel and John Price. This land was sold by my said brother to John Pleasants 18 Oct. 1681. I, for more perfect assurance of said land, release all claim to John Pleasants. 22 Dec. 1682
Wit: Richard Kennon, Tho. Branch
Signed: Edward (E) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Aug. 1683

1684-1687 Deeds

p.270 - Mary Hatcher, wife of Edward Hatcher, relinquished her dower right in sale to Thomas Jarvis of land. 1 April 1684
Wit: Hen. Randolph, Wm Hatcher
Signed: Mary (MH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 April 1684

p.278 - Power of Attorney of Edward Hatcher and Richard Holmes to Maj. Thomas Chamberlain 1 Aug. 1684
Wit: Zacheus Ellis, Charles Roberts
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher, Richard (RH) Holmes
Recorded 1 Aug. 1684

p.311 - Joseph Tanner, son and heir of Joseph Tanner, late of Henrico Co., dec'd: Whereas my late father, by will recorded in above county gave his son Edward Tanner (my loving brother) the upper part of his tract, but the words "his heirs forever" were omitted, I hereby acknowledge my fathers intent to give said land to Edward and his heirs. 2 Feb. 1684
Wit: Ben Hatcher, Tho. Charles
Signed: Joseph Tanner
Recorded 1 April 1684

p.363 - 4 Jan. 1685 Edward hatcher of Varina Parish, planter, to John Field of same, carpenter, for 1060 lbs tobacco, 300 acres in same parish on north side of James River, next to land sold by said Hatcher to Robert Burton, being part of a grant to said Hatcher 6 Oct. 1675.
Wit: Jno. Woodson, Will Johnson
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 April 1686
Mary, wife of Edward, relinquished her dower right.

p.370 - Edward Hatcher for affection to Henry Turpin, son to his daughter Sarah and her husband Matthew Turpin, 1 brown cow calf, when he is 18. 1 June 1686

p.407 - I, Jeremiah Chaplin, agree to serve Edward Hatcher, John Milner, and Michael Turpin for 4 years, from this date, for meat, drink and apparel.
Wit: John Poythress, Henry Printall (?)
Signed: Jeremiah (J) Chaplin
Edward Hatcher, John Milner and Michael Turpin assign their interest to Edmund Belsher 2 Nov. 1683
Wit: Stephen Cocke, Gilbert Elam
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher, John Milner, Michael Turpin
Recorded 1 Feb. 1686

p.421 - Several years ago Edward Hatcher of Henrico Co., for love and affection gaver to his grandchild Mary Gower, daughter of Richard and Martha Gower, 1 cow calf and 1 mare, which have since increased to 5 head cattle & 1 mare & filly. Gower has disposed of 2 of the cattle. Now for good will & affection Edward Hatcher and Richard Gower give to Mary Gower 2 red cows, 1 brown cow, 1 yearling mare filly and various household items in possession of Richard Gower, which said Richard will keep until Mary is 21 or married 1 Jan. 1686.
Wit: Hen. Randolph, Wm Hatcher
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher, Richard (R) Gower
Recorded 1 Feb. 1686

p.422 - Three years since, my father Edward Hatcher gave to my daughter Mary Hatcher 1 sow pig which has increased to 3 head of hogs, killed by me this year; therefore for love & affection to my said daughter, give her 1 black cow calf. Also I have one brown heifer whose increase was given to my said daughter by John Jameson. I also give to my other daughter Martha Hatcher 1 yearling black cow calf. If either daughter die under age 17, the other is to get her share. 1 Feb. 1686
Wit: Hen. Randolph, Wm Hatcher
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Feb. 1686

1688-1697 Deeds

p.28 - Edward Hatcher of Henrico Co., planter, for valuable consideration, to William Cox of Henrico Co., planter, and Richard Cox of same, planter, 300 acres, part of a greater tract granted said hatcher 6 Oct. 1675 for 1300 acres on Cornelius Creek on north side of James River.
Wit: Wm Giles, Edward Tanner
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher, Mary (MH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Dec. 1688. Sale confirmed by said Hatcher and Mary his wife.

p.39 - John Woodson of Henrico Co., for 1700 lbs tobacco, to Benjamin Hatcher of same, 200 acres on south side of Chickahominy Swamp. 30 March 1689
Wit: John Field, Rachel (R) Hughes
Signed: John Woodson, 1 April 1689
Judith, wife of John, relinquished her dower right 30 March 1689
Wit: John Mackmiell, Edward (H) Horner

p.155 - Benjamin Hatcher of Henrico Co. for 1700 lbs tobacco, to John Woodson, Sr. of same, 200 acres on south side of Chickahominy Swamp. 31 Sept. 1690
Signed: Ben hatcher
Recorded 1 Oct. 1690
Elizabeth, wife of Benjamin, by Edward Hatcher, her attorney, relinquished her dower rights.
I, Elizabeth Hatcher, appoint my brother Edward Hatcher, my attorney, to relinquish dower right in land my husband Ben Hatcher sold to John Woodson. 31 Sept. 1690
Wit: John (IG) Greenhaugh
Signed: Elizabeth (E) Hatcher
Recorded 31 Sept. 1690

p.365 - 1 Dec. 1692 William Randolph & Francis Epes, Feoffees in Trust for town in Henrico Co., to Edward Hatcher for 265 lbs tobacc, 1/2 acre lot #14
Wit: Hen. Randolph
Signed: Wm Randolph, Fra. Epes
Recorded 1 Dec. 1692

p.459 - 1 Feb 1693 Edward Hatcher, Sr. to John Dawson, 7500 lbs tobacco, 200 acres on south side of James River, next to Henry Lound and Gilbert Elam, formerly granted to William Hatcher, dec'd.
Wit: George Cogbill, Robert Moris (?)
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Feb. 1693
Mary,. wife of Edward, relinquished her dower right.

p.530 - Edward Hatcher, Sr. of Henrico Co., for love & affection to my son John Hatcher, land where I dwell, bounded by the river, by land given by me to my son William Hatcher, and by the swamp, 42 2/3 acres. If John dies without issue, then to my son Seth Hatcher. Also I give to my son Edward Hatcher 46 2/3 acres between his brother John and Henry Loone, and if he dies without issue, then to my son Seth. To my son Seth Hatcher, all the plantable highland between his brother William and mouth of Reed Marsh branch. 20 Nov. 1694
Wit: Edward Tanner, Wm Cocke
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Dec. 1694

p.531 - Edward Hatcher, Sr. of Henrico Co. for love to my son William, land on south side of James River at place called "Neck of Land", where said son now dwelleth, 46 acres, 30 Nov. 1694
Wit: Edward Tanner, Wm Cocke
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Dec. 1694

p.681 - William Hatcher, son of Benjamin Hatcher and Elizabeth his wife, daughter of John Greenhaugh of Henrico Co., for a tract where I live, given to me by my father, seel land given to my mother by my said grandfather John Greenhaugh and entailed to me 31 Oct. 1674, and since by my grandfather given to my brothers Benjamin Hatcher, John Hatcher, and Henry Hatcher, by two deeds this date, release land to my said brothers, and give bond. 1 Feb. 1696
Wit: Thomas Jefferson, Henry Hatcher
Signed: Wm Hatcher
Recorded 1 Feb. 1696

p.682 - John Greenhaugh of Henrico Co., for love & affection to my grandson Benjamin Hatcher, Jr. at death of his father Benjamin Hatcher and Elizabeth his wife, my daughter, 100 acres being 1/2 the land I live on, bounded by Thomas Holmes and by land given by me to my grandsons John and Henry Hatcher. No date.
Wit: Thomas Jefferson, Henry Hatcher
Signed: John (IC) Greaner
Recorded 1 Feb. 1696

p.682 - John Greenhaugh of Henrico Co. for love & affection to my grandsons John Hatcher and Henry Hatcher, each 1/2 of a tract of 100 acres, being 1/2 of tract I live on, next to land given to my grandson Benjamin Hatcher. No date
Wit: Thomas Jefferson, Henry Hatcher
Signed: John (IC) Greaner
Recorded 1 Feb. 1696

1697-1704 Deeds

p.174 - George Alves of New Kent Co., planter, for L18, to William Hatcher of Neck of Land, Henrico Co., planter, 183 acres on south side of James River, being 1/2 the land I purchased of Edward Harris of New Kent Co. and Mary his wife, known as "The Ware", adjoining Richard Womack and Peter Ashbrook and Timothy Allen, 1 April 1700.
Wit: Stephen Cocke, Mathew Rayson
Signed: George Alves
Recorded 1 May 1700
Alice Alves, wife of George Alves, appoints Benjamin Hatcher her attorney to release dower right in above lands to William Hatcher and Timothy Allen.
Wit: Thomas (R) Rise, Nicholas Gentry
Signed: Alice (A) Alves
Recorded 1 May 1700

p.318 - John Pleasants of Henrico Co., for 1000 lbs tobacco, to Henry Hatcher of same, 331 acres on south side of James River on Proctors Creek, bounded by Thomas Jefferson and Robert Handcock. 2 April 1703
Wit: Hen. Cha. Fetherston, Henry Poullan
Signed: John Pleasants
Recorded 1 April 1703

p.319 - Benjamin Hatcher and Elizabeth his wife, daughter and heiress of John Greenhaugh, dec'd, late of this county, for 7000 lbs tobacco, to John Pleasants of same, 100 acres adjoining said Pleasants' plantation where he lives and bounded by James River. 1 March 1703
Wit: Edward (E) Hatcher, Sr., Solom. Knibb
Signed: Ben Hatcher, Elizabeth (E) Hatcher
Recorded 1 April 1703

p.332 - Benjamin Hatcher, Sr. for love & affection to my son William Hatcher 50 acres on north side of James River where said William now dwells, bounded by the river, Solomon Knibb; being part of a patent granted to John Greenaway, dec'd. 1 June 1703
Wit: Elizabeth Hatcher, Jr., C. Evans
Signed: Ben Hatcher, Elizabeth (E) Hatcher
Recorded 1 June 1703

p.375 - 20 Dec. 1703 Edward Hatcher, Sr. of Neck of Land, son of William Hatcher of Henrico Co., planter, to John Woodson, son of Robert Woodson of Henrico Co., merchant, for L30, all the swamp called Neck of Land Swamp on south side of James River, 300 acres; being part of a patent to William Hatcher, dec'd, 5 Aug. 1663, except for privileges formerly made to my sons.
Wit: Edward Lester, Bartholomew Newcomb, C. Evans
Signed: Edward (H) Hatcher, Sr.
Recorded 1 Feb. 1703/4
Edward Hatcher, Sr. of Henrico Co. appoints his beloved couzen Henry Hatcher of same, his attorney to acknowledge above deed. 31 Jan. 1703/4
Wit: Edward Curd, C. Evans
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Feb. 1703
Mary, wife of Edward, relinquished her dower right by her attorney Henry Hatcher.

p.393 - Bond of Edward Hatcher, Sr. to John Woodson mentions his sons Seth Hatcher, William Hatcher, Sr., Edward Hatcher, Jr. and John Hatcher.
Wit: John Worsham, Cha. Evans
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 June 1704

p.410 - Edward Hatcher, Sr. and William Hatcher, Sr. and John Hatcher, sons of said Edward of "Neckaland" in Henrico Co., planters, to John Woodson of same, merchant, for L148, land on south side of James River known as "Neckaland", bounded by land where Henry Hatcher, formerly dwelt, land formerly that of William Hatcher, Sr., dec'd, Henry Lown and the river, 464 acres. Land was granted by patent to William Hatcher, dec'd, 5 Aug. 1663.
Wit: Martha (M) Gower, C. Evans, Sarah (X) Evans
Signed: Edward (EH) Hatcher, Sr., Wm Hatcher, John (IH) Hatcher
Recorded 1 Aug. 1704

p.414 - Anne Hatcher, wife of Wm Hatcher, Sr., and Mary Hatcher, wife of John Hatcher, relinquished their dower rights in land sold to John Woodson. (see p.410).

Court Orders 1678-1693

p.55 - Henry Lound of Varina Parish, Henrico Co., for good will & affection to my grandchildren as follow: To Anne Hatcher, 2 cows, 1 yearling, 1 steer; to Henry Hatcher, Mary Hatcher, William Hatcher, and Martha Hatcher, 2 brown cows, and to said Mary and Martha 1 mare. These four children to be possessed of this at age 15. Anne Hatcher to have hers at 15 or marriage. If they die under age, then said livestock goes to the (rest missing)

p.296 - 1 Feb. 1688 There is due to Edward Hatcher 600 acres, for importation of: Thomas Devin, Robert Hall, John Lanthrope, John Louth, Elizabeth Clifton, Ann Scofield, Sarah Somerseale, Kath. Gerrald, Thomas Elder, William Leigh, Joshua Loader, Thomas Hagen.

Ages as given by Deposition in County Records 1677-1705

  • 1 Aug. 1676, p.27 - William Hatcher, 63
  • 1 April 1679, p.89 - Benjamin Hatcher, 35
  • 2 June 1679, p.100 - Edward Hatcher, 46
  • 10 Nov. 1679, p.112 - Edward Hatcher, 36 or 37
  • 1 April 1680, p.125 - Benjamin Hatcher, 36
  • 10 Oct. 1681, p.184 - Edward Hatcher, 46
  • 1 April 1685, p.313 - Benjamin Hatcher, 43
  • 2 Feb. 1686, p.410 - William Hatcher, 27
  • 1 Dec. 1687, p.471 - Ben Hatcher, 40
  • 1 Feb. 1691, p.286 - John Hatcher (son of Edward), 18
  • 2 Dec. 1678, p.66 - Edward Hatcher, 46

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