I am researching the Cornhill/Cornwell line.I found this deed of John Cralle buying land from Dennis Cornhill in Northumberland Co, VA.I also have a deed of John buying land from Dennis is Westmoreland Co, Va.I am very interested in the location of this land.Does anyone have more information about John Cralle that might help me figure out where there land is.I would also be interested in any other interactions there may have been between Cralle and Cornhill.
DENNIS CORNHILL SELLS NC LANDPURCHASED FROM JOHN LEWIS TO JOHN CRALLE 1711 (P. 144) MARGIN: CornhillDeed Released to Cralle.
This indenture made this Thirty First Day of December in theyear of our Lord one thousand seven hundred & eleven. Between DENNIS CORNHILL late of the Countyof Westmoreland but now of the County of Stafford in the Colony of Virginia ofthe one part & JOHN CRALLE of the County of Northumberland of the otherpart. Thence that the said DENNISCORNHILL for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings & start tohim in hand payd before the ensealing & Delivery here of the receivedwhereof the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL Delivered hereby acknowledged & thereofDoth acquit & Discharge the Sd. Jno. Cralle his Exor. & Administratorby the Sd. Examine Hath given, granted, Bargained & Sold & by thesepresents Doth give, grant, bargain & sell unto the Sd. JNO. CRALLE hisExec. & Adm. & assigned that ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND be the same moreor less situated also lying and being in the PARRISH OF ST STEPHENS &COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND with Sd. Land in part of aforesaid land that waspurchased by the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL of one JOHN LEWIS & is bounded by theland of THO. SUDDEN & the land now of DANIEL BEACHAM & the land of THOSSUDDON & the land of JOS. DOAK & WM LYNTON the land of JNO. CRUMP &on another parcel of land belonging to the Sd. CRALLE and this and this Reversion& Reversion of Remainder & Remainders thereof together with a Rents& Serviced and any serviced Performed upon any Leased or Lessor after ofthe ______ or any part there of to have & to hold the aforesaid ONE HUNDREDACRES OF LAND be the same more or less with certain and singular viz rights his______ & appurtanences herein mentioned unto the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his Exor.Egt. Adm. Egt. And assigns from the day of the Dated heretofore During the fullEnd & term of six months from their Sd. He & L Enjudging & fully tobe completed Ended to the End that by virtue of the Sd. presents & of thestatute for transferring land into possession the Sd. JNO. CRALLE may be in theactual possession of the Sd. Enirsses & be their by Enable to take & acceptof a grant & release of the land to him the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs andassignes for Ever In wittnesth whereof of the parties to these (P. 145) & Rents In hand interchangeably Lett their hand andSeales the Day and Year first written above. Sealed and Delivered in the presence of GEO. ESKRIDGE &HENRY NETHERTON, PATRICK SPENCE.
DENNIS (CD—HIS MARK)CORNHILL Seal (Note: the C was also writtenbackward)
Ded Jany 16, 1711 This deed of Leasewas acknowledged in Northumberland County Court by CAPT. DANIEL MCCARTYAttorney of DENNIS CORNHILL unto CAPT. JNO. CRALLE alsoe CAPT. GEO. ESKRIDGE incourt made oath that he did see & hear & see the Sd. DENNIS sign &Seal & as his act & Deed acknowledged & the same & the Sd. Deedis recorded. Teste Thos. Hobson Ct.
P. 145, 146 MARGIN: CornhillDeed Released to Cralle.
This indenture made this first day of Janey in the year ofour lord ONE THOUSAND SEVEN HUNDRED & ELEVEN between DENNIS CORNHILL lateof the County of Westmoreland but now of the County of Stafford of the one part& JNO. CRALLE of the County of Northumberland of the other part. That whereas the aforesaid DENNIS CORNHILLby a certain indenture bearing date the last day of December the year aforesdfor the consideration therein mentioned did grant bargain & sell unto theSd. JNO. CRALLE all that ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND be the land more or less. Lying & being in the PARRISH OF ST STEPHENS & County ofNorthumberland. To witness Sd. land ispart of aforesd tract of Land that is & was PURCHASED BY THE SD. DENNISCORNHILL OF ONE JNO. LEWIS and bounded by the land of THO. SADDON, the land ofDANL. BEACHAM, the land of JNO. LUTTRELL, the land of JOS. DOAK & WMLYNTON, the land of JNO. CRUMP, & on another tract of land belonging to theaforesd CRALLE & the reversion & Reversion, Remainder, & Remaindersthere of together with all Rents & Services Reserved on all or any Lease orLeases of the singular or any part or all there of the Sd. ONE HUNDRED ACRES OFLAND to of all ______ right members & appurtenances & all here ______thereto belonging or in any wise appertaining to be held by Sd. JNO. CRALLE hisExor. Adm. & assigns from the day of the date thereof until the full end& term of six months from thence next coming Should be fully completed aland ended to the end that the Sd. JNO. CRALLE by virtue thereof the Statedforbearance forcing us or into possession the Sd. JNO. CRALLE might be in theactual possession of the Sd. land & be enabled to be & accopl of agrant & release of ye Land to him the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs &assigns for ever As by him Recorded, Indentured more fully & at large Dothappear now. This Indenture witnesseththat the said DENNIS CORNHILL for & in consideration of sixty poundssterling & for Divers other good causes considerations their unto moveingHath granted released & confirmed and by the Sd. Gents grant release &confirm unto the aforesd JNO. CRALLEY his heirs & assigns all the aforesdONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND which all is Right and membesity & appurtenance andevery part release thereof. And allthe Estate Right title Interest Claim & Domain whosoever of him the Sd.DENNIS CORNHILL of WC to the same to have & to hold the aforesd ONE HUNDREDACRES OF LAND with all the Rights members & appurtenances their tobelonging or in any wise appertaining unto the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs &assigns for ever To the only proper use on behalf of the said JNO. CRALLE hisheirs & assigns for evermore And the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL for himto go &his heirs aforesd ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND be the same more or less. & singular the appurtenances theretobelonging to the Sd. JNO. CRALLE & his heirs to the only proper use &behalf of the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs unto assigns for ever agt. him the Sd.DENNIS CORNHILL his heirs or any other person or persons & agree to &which the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs and assigns and every of them by theaforesd gents in manner & form following (that is to say) that he the Sd.DENNIS CORNHILL at the time of the Ensealing & Delivery of the Sd. hathfull power good Right & lawfull authority to grant & convey the aforesdland & assigns unto the aforesd JNO. CRALLE his heirs & assigns inmanner & that the Sd JOHN CRALLE his heirs & assigns to every of them. Shall & May by virtue of the Sd. agent atall _____ after possibly & Quietly have hold use occupy possess & enjoythe aforesd land & Emissos with all rights members & appurtenanceswithout any lawfull lott suit denial Interuption Exclaimer or Disturbance ofhim the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL his heirs & assigns or from any other person orpersons whosoever and further the Sd. DENNIS CORNHILL for himself his heirs& Exors Adm. & assigns that he the said DENNIS CORNHILL & his heirsat anytime hereafter upon the Sd. personal ______ of aforesaid JNO. CRALLE hisheirs or assigns shall & will make doc. & sale every such furtherlawfull act & acts & thing or things Dlivers and delivered conveyance& appertainance in the law as by the Sd. JNO. CRALLE his heirs and assignshis or their council learned in the Sd. shall be delivered advised or requiredfor the more better & perfect sure& made & conveying of Sd. & Emissiey to the Sd. JNO. CRALLE hisheirs & assigns forever. Inwitness whereof the ______ to the Sd. & agent have enterchangeably Setttheir hand & Seales the Day of year first above written. Sealed & Delivered in the presence of: GEO. ESKRIDGE, HEN:NETHERTON, PATRICKSPENCE
DENNIS (CD HIS MARK)CORNHILL Seal Note: Dennis madehis C backward in the original document) Die Janey 16, 1711. This indenture of deed of release was acknowledged inNorthumberland County Court by DENNIS CORNHILL by his attorney CAPT. DANIELMCCARTY to the use of therein possessed unto CAPT. JNO. CRALLE & isrecorded. Teste Tho. Hobson Ct Cur
(P. 146, 147) MARGIN: CORNHILLPow. Ator. To MCCARTY
Know all men by Agents that I DENNIS CORNHILL of ye Countyof Stafford have made ordained continued & appointed DANL. MCCARTY gent mytrue & lawfull attorney for _____ & in my name to acknowledge in theCounty Court of Northumberland County certain deeds of lease & release theone bearing Date the Day before & the otherwise the Sd. & _____ wherebyI have granted and conveyed to JOHN CRALLE gent ONE HUNDRED ACRES OF LAND bethe same more or less. Situated, lying& being in the PARISH OF ST. STEPHENS & county aforesaid. Released & confirming with my Sd.attorney shall Doe in about & 4 ______ I had been personally & agent& attorney Sel Sd. JN witness who I have here to Sett this forth day ofJaney 1711. DENNIS (DC his mark )CORNHILL Note: Dennis’s markwas not turned around on this document.
Sealed & Delivered in witness of GEO. ESKRIDGE,HON:NETHERTON, PATRICK SPENCE Die Janey 16, 1711. Capt. GEO. ESKRIDGE then maybe upon the holy Evangel ______Northumberland County Court that DENNIS CORNHILL did sign Seal &Acknowledged this ______ to be his act and deed. Teste THOS HOBSON Ct Cur SOURCE: Northumberland County, Virginia, Record Book, P. 144-147, 1710-1713,State Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.