Henrico County Deeds 1706-37 by Benjamin B. Weisiger III pages 58 and 59.
May 6, 1717 Benjamin Woodson of Henrico Co., to Richard Allen of New Kent Co., for 30 pounds, land with plantation on south side of Chickahominy Swamp, 200 acres, bounded by Nowell Burton, Thomas Williamson.Wit:Thos. Clark, William [mark (M)] May.Recorded 6 May, 1717. Sarah,wife of Woodson relinquished her dower right.
***[page 67, same book] April 1,1718, Thomas and Susanna Williamson of Varina Parish, Henrico County, Va., sold 200 acres on the Chickahominy Swamp to Edmund Allen of Wilmington Parish of James City County Va., for 30 pounds.The land was bounded by Richard Woodson.Wits: Nowel Burton and Thomas Harding.Recorded April 7, 1718.
***Page 172-same book as above.
Nowel (sic) Burton sold 100 acres to Richard Allen in 1721. Recorded in December. Henrico Court Order Book, page 145.]
***Page 173 same book of Weisiger's.Richard Allen to William Hudson, deed. (amount not stated). Recorded May Court 1722.
****1728 William Hudson 200 acres to Thomas Matthews, father of Anthony Matthews who married Ann Burton, daughter of Hutchens and Susanna Allen Burton (Hutchens and Susanna Allen Burton's marriage records, St. Peters Parish Records, New Kent County AND Susanna's Bible records at Va. Archives.)
Dec. 21, 1734, Edmund Allen was grantor of deed to Joseph Mayo, - a tract where "Edmund now lives" 180 acres, adj. Thomas Matthews, Martin Martin, and Richard Woodson and Chick. Swp.No wife relinq. dower rights that I could find. [jeb]
March 6, 1737, Joseph Mayo to Edmund Allen 180 acres "where Edmund lives."Wit: George Mayo, Philip Mayo, Eliz. and Paulina Mayo.Recorded 1738. [Question:do these Mayos have anything to do with the Mayo Creek in Caswell Co. N.C. records where Drury Allen, Sr. got a land grant by 1778?]
****Edmund Allen began being paid every year by the Henrico Parish Vestry for his "idiot son" in 1737-1750 (sic). Mary Allen took over being paid for "her son" in 1750 through 1762.[Both the end date for Edmund and the beginning date for Mary should be checked against the original manuscripts...jeb.]Vestry Book of Henrico Parish Va. 1730-1773 by Dr. R.A Brock)
Henrico County Wills and Deeds 1744-48 page 189. [This is found on page 29 of Henrico County Virginia Deeds 1737-50 by Benjamin B. Weisiger III.]
7 July 1746 Charles Winfry(sic) of St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Va. to Julius Allen of Varina Parish, Henrico Co., for 36 pounds, 150 acres on S.Side Chickahominy Swamp; 100 acres being land Nowell Burton sold to Richard Allen, DECEASED,and other 50 acres Winfree purchased of Robert Childress.Wit. Thomas Thorp, Isom (sic) [mark](I)] Allen, Thomas Snead, John [mark(X)] Baker.Recorded 1st Monday July 1746. (Jane Winfree, wife of Charles, of N.K. Co. signed release of dower right in N.K. Co. on 10 July 1746.)[Jane MAY HAVE BEEN nee ALLEN]
March 15, 1744/5 Edmond allen patented 400 acres in Henrico Co.; adj. Joseph Watson, Valentine Freeman, Woodson's old Survey, and sd. Allen's other Survey:Patent Book No. 22 page 223, cost-2 pounds.
March 15, 1744/5 Edmund Allen patented 400 acres in Henrico County on both sides North branch of White Oak Swp. near a Slash, down and through a Br. or Great Slash of White Oak Sw;adj. John Hopson (sic,) Joseph Watson, and said Allen's former survey. [Patent Book No. 22, page 230.Both patent references from Cavaliers and Pioneersvolume 5, edited by Dennis Ray Hudgins.]
****[now back to Weisiger's Henrico County abstracts] 1746 John Elmore of Lunenburg County, Va. gives bond in 137 acres and 150 pounds to give good title to the [Henrico County] property left to him by the will of his grandmother Rebecca Allen Elmore when he shall convey the same land to Isham Allen as by deed bearing date Nov. 22, 1756 recorded Dec. 6, 1756.The land was bounded by Edmund Allen and Joseph Watson, deceased. [Note #1. When Joseph Watson died about 1752, Mary Elmore was one of the witnesses. Watson's son John Watson was to get the land Joseph had lived on after Joseph's wife died.] [Note #2. Rebecca Allen Elmore had bo't her land in 1739 from Richard and Ann Woodson and it was next to the land Edmund Allen bo't in 1718 from Thomas Williamson.I do not know what exact relationship Rebecca had to Edmund....jeb]
*** 1748-Edmund Allen was grantor of 400 acres to Richard Williamson on the falls of the James River to Bottom's Bridge. [the "falls" are where present day Richmond is...I am assuming this should mean "on the falls on the way to Bottom's Bridge"...jeb]
1748 Edmund and MARY Allen deeded to Matthew Johnson "for natural love and affection" 50 acres of land adj. Joseph Watson and Valentine Freeman. Wits: John Elmore and Valentine Freeman.
***BY 1759 Edmund Allen had died.Julius Allen was administrator. Julius inherited 75 acres "over the old road" surveyed by his father.Richard Williamson appraised the slaves and personal estate.1760 Edmund Allen's inventory was recorded.
***Henrico County Courthouse Records:
1759-Royal Richard Allen from Middlesex County, Va. received 100 acres from Hutchens Burton, Sr. on the north side of the James River adj. John Watson and Thomas Jackson which formerly belonged to John Childers on Uphum [Brook.][Remember, Hutchens Burton married Susanna Allen in N.K. county in 1719.]
1767- John Blackburn, planter of Henrico, to Royal Richard Allen, 93 acres on south side Deep Run adj. mouth of Quioccason Run, David Staples' Mill, Thomas Randolph's line, Nicholas Amos* and John Ellis.Wit:Wm. Alley, David Allen.
1767- Royal Richard Allen acknowledges a bond with Julius and James Allen for James to be guardian of Susanna Patman (daughter of William and Sarah Patman.)
1768-Anthony and Lucy North acknowledge a deed to Royal Richard Allen for 75 acres on Deep Run Creek adj. John Lankaster, Sr., William Hall, said Royal Richard, and Nicholas Amos.*
1769- David Hall acknowledges a deed to Royal Richard Allen [undisclosed amount.]
1769-Thomas Waddle VS Royal Richard Allen, defendant.Def't didn't appear, so case was continued.Next court, James Sharp, security for Royal Richard Allen, came in to court to say that Allen had paid.Continued again.
1769- Royal Richard is a security for David Allen's renewal of his Ordinary's license for one year in Henrico county.
1770-Royal Richard had land adj. David Allen, which David sold to Thomas Gerrett [Gennett?] 100 acres adj. Robert. C. Nicholas and Matt Harberd. No wife was mentioned in this deed. [Va. Archives Microfilm page 2307 Henrico Co. Year 1778, Thomas Ginnett sold to Nicholas Ricks 100 acres adj. said Ricks, Matthew "Harberton" (sic), Ro. C. Nicholas, Wm. Gordon.Wit: John Gording, David Allen, Gideon [blank.]
1771 March 18 - Joseph Clarke and wife deeded to Royal Richard Allen 100 acres on Stony Run adj. Joseph Clarke himself, Thomas Alley, Alex Padeson (which Miles Gathright later bought in 1774) and Richard Cottrell.
1773- Samuel and Elizabeth Sheppard deeded to Royal Richard Allen 1 grist mill and furniture with 17 acres on both sides of Deep Run Creek adj. "Deep Run Mill tail", Joseph Brown, William Willis, John Blackburn [same man who sold R.R. land in 1767] and Royal Richard himself; and after crossing the mill pond, adj. to Col. Thos. M. Randolph's line.
1773- Alexander Pattison and wife Sicily to Miles Gathright of New Kent County, 86 acres on Stoney Run along Royal Richard Allen's line, William Allen Lankester, and Richard Cottrell, where Alexander Pattison now lives.
1774 - Royal Richard and Frances Ann Allen sold to Nicholas Ricks 130 acres adj. Thomas Gennet, Joseph Eggleston and John Watson,[must be son of Joseph Watson who died 1752] except for 1/2 acre he kept for the family burial.The witnesses were Richardson Henley, John Gordon and Samuel Allen.
1774 -Royal Richard Allen and Frances Ann Allen to Miles Gathright 100 acres on Stony Run. [All of this is still in Henrico County.]
1776- Frances Ann Allen, executrix of Royal Richard Allen, and David allen sold 300 acres near Richmond, Va.
Who bought the 300 acres:Dabney Miller did.
[Note #3.Nicholas Amos* testified that Dabney Miller bought land from Royal Richard Allen's estate after the deed got burned.]
Oct. 13,1783- Louisa County, Va., Royal Richard Allen's orphans' guardian was Charles Thomas.The orphans were Thomas Royall Richard, John Ansom (or Amson) Allen, and David Allen.The securities were Richard Johnson and John Poindexter.
1784- Account of Orphans of Richard Allen, deceased, with Charles Thomas. Paid January to boarding school for 3 children;Feb. 1784 received of Jno. Johnson for hire of one Negro;"by John Price for the attachment against Susanna Burton;"
to cash paid John Johnson for Blanket; to Sundry goods bought of Thos. Barnet; to making shirts, shoes.Returned 9 Aug. 1784.
1785- Dec. 20- Guardian Bond John Poindexter guardian to Richard Allen, John A. Allen, David Allen, orphans of Royal Richard Allen, deceased.2000 pounds current money bond.Security Thomas Johnson. Would anybody know what happened to these children?Was Frances Ann nee Thomas?Does anybody know what the "attachment of Susanna Burton" could possibly be?Thanks...Jean