Kerby’s in Essex Virginia
Book:Virginia County Court Records Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Part 1 of 1656-1664 Transcript) by Ruth & Sam Sparacio.
Pg. 47.Simon Kirby is a witness to a deed between John Carter of the County of Lancaster and George Marsh.Dated 4 April 1659.
Book Virginia County Court Records Order Book Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1683-1685 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio.
Pg. 54.At a Court held for Rappahannock County December 3rd 1684.A certificate according to Act of Assemble is granted to Mr. John Waters for seven hundred and fifty acres of land for importation of Fifteen persons into this Colony whose names are Richard Lunt, Thomas Miller, Edward Habverdine, Richard Beggarly, Thomas Nichols, James Nichols, Samuel Pavely, Mary Bugg, Dorothy Jordan, John Ford, William Kerby, Thomas Davis, William Jones, (blot)rat Evans and John Waters.
Book:Virginia County Court Records Order Book Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1687-1689 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio.
Pg. 10.At a Court held for Rappahannock County the 3rd day of February 1687/8. Certificate according to Act of Assembly is granted to Edward Thomas for Five hundred acres of land for the Importation of Ten persons by name James Gale, James Monghan, Henry West, Henry Kerby, John Richards, Edward Tayler, Anthony Bell, Elizabeth Shorten, Mary Cugley, Ann Harwood.
Book:Virginia County Court Records Order Book Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1689-1692 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio.
Pg. 95. Rappahannock County Court 5th of February 1691/2.Non suit is granted to Thomas Williams Senior against Henry Kerby he not appearing to prosecute, to be paid with cost of suit als exe.
Book:Virginia County Court Records Order Book Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1692-1693 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio.
Pg. 11.Essex County Court 11th of July 1692.It is ordered that ye Sheriff summons Mr. John Taliaferro to appear at ye next Court to be held for this County to answer an Information brought against him by Henry Curry for planting Tobacco contrary to Law.
It is ordered that ye Sheriff summons Mr. Robert Teay & Robert Thomas to testify their knowledge next Court concerning ye information brought against Mr. John Taliaferro by Henry Curry for planting Tobacco contrary to Law.
Pg. 15.Essex County Court 10th of August 1692.A nonsuit is granted Mr. John Taliaferro deft. Against Henry Curry Plt. he ye said Curry not appearing to prosecute his account; he is therefore ordered to pay damage according to Law with costs.
Captain Arthur Spicer appeared Attorney for Mr. Taliaferro at ye suit for Henry Curry.
Book:Virginia County Court Records Order Book Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1699-1702 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio.
Pg. 63.Essex County Court 11th of December 1700.Thomas Burnet vs. Henry Kerby.
Pg. 76.Essex County Court 10th of April 1701.Thomas Burnet & Jane his Wife, Admix. Of John Powell deceased, vs. Henry Kerby.
Pg. 77.Essex County Court 10th of April 1701.Henry Kerby not appearing at ye suit of Mary Leake, Exrx. Of William Leake, for Six hundred pounds of sweet scented tobacco & caske already paid for ye costs & no security being returned, Judgment is granted to ye said Leake against James Bougham Gent. High Sheriff of this County, for ye same, provided ye Deft. Do not appear at ye next Court & answer ye same.
Pg. 85.Essex County Court 10th of June 1701.The suit between Mary Leake, Exrs.. of William Leake dec.d, Plt. & Henry Kerby Defendant is dismissed for want of prosecution.
Book:Virginia County Court Records Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1697-1699 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio.
Pg. 14.The will of John Mess.“Item. I give & bequeath unto my daughter, Mary Mess, that land and plantation where Henry Kurbey now liveth with all ye land on the South side of a Branch called Merey Branch to take into her possession after my death & so to remain until please God my Wife, Mary Mess, shall die, and after the death of my said wife, I give the above said land & plantation to my daughter Eliza Mess, and her heirs for ever and the Plantation and land belong to it which is not already bequeathed where I now liveth I then give unto my Daughter, Mary Mess, and her heirs for ever.”Henry Kearby was a Witness to this will.Dated 22nd day of December 1697.Probated 10th day of March 1697.
Pg. 16.The Will of Alexander Denham.“I give & bequeath to Henry Kearby one gray Horse colt branded on near Buctock with FM in a round O. Written 8th day of January 1697/8.Recorded 10th day of March 1697.
Pg. 35-36.Henry Kearby was a witness to the Will of Thomas Winslow. Probated 10th day of September 1698.
Book:Virginia County Court Records Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1701-1704 by Ruth & Sam Sparacio.
Pg. 56.Know all men that we John Webb, James Baughan & Henry Kerby of the County of Essex are bound unto John Catlett Gent., President of the said County Court in the sum of Fifty pounds Sterling to the payment thereof we bind ourselves this 11th day of March 1701.The condition of this obligation is that if the above said John Webb, Guardian of William Clark, Orphan of John Clark deced, his heirs do truly pay unto the said Orphan all such Estate as shall come to the hands of the said John Webb as soon as the said Orphan shall obtain to lawful age or when required by the Justices of the Peace for Essex County as also to save the said Justices from all trouble about the said Estate, then this obligation to be void, otherwise to stand in full force.Signed sealed & delivered in presence of Francis Meriwether , William Young.Signed John (X) Webb, James Boughan, Henry Kerby.
Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 11th day of March 1701 & truly recorded.
Pg. 79.Know all men that I Joshua Mason of ye Parish of St. Stephens in ye County of King & Queen in Virginia for divers good causes but more especially for a valuable consideration of Five thousand pounds of good sound sweet scented tobacco & cask convenient delivery by Henry Kerby of South Farnham Parish in Essex County have granted unto the above said Henry Kerby his heirs of assigns one hundred ninety eight acres of land in South Farnum Parish in the above said County of Essex as will appear by a deed of sale from under the hand of Evan Davis and Judith his Wife bearing date March the twenty ninth One thousand six hundred & ninety and the same acknowledged to me ye said Mason in Rappahannock County Court which said land is bounded beginning at a Corner white Oak of William Williams standing on the West side of the Cool Spring Branch & along the said Williams line South West to a small red Oak on the East side of a small branch down the said branch to ye Glayd Swamp thence East to a white Oak corner of Mr. Philip Parr’s thence along an old line South East to a red Oak by the head of a branch thence South West along the lines of Colllovows to a small Pine grub about three poles off a Hickory in ye edge of Collivows old field at ye head of a bottom, thence down ye bottom to ye head of the Cool Spring Branch, thence down ye said branch the several coursed to the first beginning tree;To have & to hold & enjoy all the above said.One hundred Ninety eight acres of land together with woods & all water courses & further I the said Joshua Mason do bind my self my heirs at all times to keep harmless the said Henry Kerby his heirs forever from the hindrance of any persons claiming under me, all ways provided ye above said Henry Kerby his heirs do pay all such yearly rents as shall become due for ye same to be paid unto her majesty and I the said Mason do further bind my self to acknowledge this my deed of sale in Essex County Court when required in Testimony I have set my hand & seal this the 10th day of November and in the 1st year of her Majesty Reign 1702.Signed sealed & delivered in presents of James Fullerton, James Bougham.Signed Joshua Mason.
9 Feb 1702 Henry Kerby was a witness deed book 10 pg. 133
Tape # 31171 Pg. 179
7 March 1703/4Between Henry Kirby of the County of Essex planter & Nicholas Fowles (Howles).Henry Kerby & Hannah his wife for & in consideration of 5,000 lbs of good Merchantable Tobacco in cask for 198 acres lying in South Farnham Parish in the above Co. of Essex.Signed Henry Kerby, Hannah (X) KerbyWitnesses:Samuel Harwar (Carwar), John Stephens.
Then it turns around & says that Henry owed Howles 10,000 lbs of tobacco.(?)
King William County
1706 Henry Kerby bond from Edmond Smith Book 1 Pg. 329
1706 Henry Kerby Deed Book 1 Pg. 327
I could not find these.
14 Jan. 1711 Henry Kerby former owner of James Boughans land lying in King Williams County.Deed book 14 Pg. 76
1715 Henry Kerby Debtor to George Loyds Estate Deed book 14 Pg. 405.
According to the Virginia Genealogist Page 259 by Miss Alberta Dennstedt she states, “The quit rent roll of 1704 for Essex County show a Henry Baker with 350 acres and a Henry Kirby with 60 acres.”I could not find this.