A few miscellaneous records.
From General Index to Norfolk County Deeds 1647-1780 (Emily L. Walker)
Voss, Alexander et ux. To John Miller (D:398)
Voss, Israel (additional inventory) (9:360)
Voss, Israel (estate administration) (9:436)
Voss, Israel (inventory) (9:308)
Voss, Israel (will) (9:296)
Voss, Israel et ux to John Lefland (8:135)
Voss, William to James Lowery (11:74)
There are in the British Archives various musters of men in Virginia. One of these comes from the Admiralty Muster Books of Jan 1706. Among those named is Israel Voss. Another list from Dec/Jan 1705/06 contains a list of men who joined or left in Virginia. Israel Voss is named. These men are Virginians who served in various colonial muster groups organized by the British.
There is a Norfolk County militia list of 4 April 1702 which lists Israel Voss as Lt. of Horse. Israel is also mention in the Virginia land records. For example, a Capt. Israel Voss is shown with land in Norfolk County in 1713 (Land patent bk 10, p. 79).
Letter of 24 Jan 1710 from the Secretary of the Admiralty to Capt. Charles Smith of H.M.S. Oxford to discharge Daniel Johnson in order that he may come home to Virginia, said to be a servant of Mr. Voss, a pilot in Virginia [this is most likely Capt. Isreal or Israel Voss who lived in the Norfolk Virginia area). A pilot is one who is licensed to conduct a ship into and out of port or through dangerous waters.
Will of Israel Voss of Norfolk County, VA 14 Jan 1713/14: to son John Voss 1 crown in full of his portion; Isreal Voss Jackson (probably grandson), 3 sheep in full his portion. Daughter Ann Jackson 1 crown in full her portion. Wife Mary 130 acres of land and after her decease to William Vose if he should die without issue then to Thomas Voss. My 3 children William, Isreal and Thomas. My three bots and sailes (boats and sails) to my three young grandchildren when they come of age. The Thomas son of Isreal could be the Thomas Voss who later appears in Beaufort County, NC.
Norfolk Co, VA will of Francis Wilder dated 27 Feb 1722/23 and proved 19 Feb 1723/24. "…to my Son in law Thomas Voss one Small Check that was his mothers, and one great Bible if he learns to read."
Beaufort Co, NC will of James Flannakin (probably Flannagin} dated 4 Dec 1752 and proved 12 Dec 1752. Mentions “trusty friend Thomas Vase, William Vase.”
From NC land entries March 1758-Sep 1766. Warrant dated Sep 1766 Robert McMath enters 300 acres in Beaufort County on W. side of S. Dividing Creek; border, back of Thomas Vos; called the middle ground.
Beaufort Co. NC will of Thomas Voss. 1 Jan 1784. no probate. Daughter: Mary Landon, 2 shillings Starling (sterling); Daughter Sarah Norse (?) Ednee (?), 1 Shilling. Elizabeth Trippe, 3 pounds (does not specify daughter). Daughter: Lydia Whitehurst, 3 shillings.Son: Thomas Voss, land and all other assets. Executors: John (?) Evett, Solomon White, Thomas Voss. Signed by mark. Witnesses: Cornelius White, Peter Pirtchett. This Thomas is the same man mentioned in a record found in the loose papers of Princess Anne County, Virginia with date 2 Jun 1773. Princess Anne County is now part of Virginia Beach, Virginia. This record is as follows: THOMAS VOSS, resident in Beaufort County, NC says he married Sarah Commings, supposed reputed daughter of William Comming of Pr. Anne County. About April 1748 they went to NC. He and Sarah had two daughters: Mary a wife now to Richard Landon & Elizabeth now wife to William Trippe. Thomas Voss & wife Sarah had other children, Sarah & Lydia, the last and youngest being now aged 19, & other three living at full age this three years past. Thomas Voss's wife Sarah has been dead about 8 years. About three years ago Richard Landon & Mary his wife moved out of this province into Pr. Anne in VA. [Note: Voss is also spelled Vaus in this record].
From Clarence E. Ratcliff, Taypayers of North Carolina.
Vol. 1 (1701-1786): Vose, Ishmael, Beaufort County, 1755; Vose, Thomas, Beaufort County, 1755; Voss, James, Beaufort County, 1764; Voss, Thomas, Beaufort County, 1764.
Vol. 2 (1679-1790): Vose, Thomas, Beaufort County, 1779; Vose, Thomas, Beaufort County, 1786
The series of volumes called “Cavaliers and Pioneers” which shows land patents via headrights in VA in Vol. 3 mentions Capt. Israel Voss in Norfolk County,VA as an adjacent landowner toThomas and James Simmons of Norfolk County 2 May 1713. There is also a note that Ralph Jackson was granted land in Surry County, VA 11 Jul 1719 for 2 headrights: Israel Voss and Henry Woodruff. This probably suggests Voss traveled back and forth to England at least once.
There were Voss, Vose etc. in that part of NE Virginia near the border with SE Virginia in the 1600s. For example,
the following records pertain to a William Vose (Voss etc.)
William Vose ye son of Morgan Voss & Martha Chaston the daughter of Roger Chaston were Married in Aprill 1669.
William Vose son of Morgan m. Martha Chaston daughter of Roger 3 Apr 1669. Issue:
Hannah Vose the daughter of William Vose & Martha his wife was born the ___ 1670.
Margaret Vose the daughter of William Vose & Martha his wife was born the ___ 1670/71.
Winnefret Vose the daughter of Will Vose & Martha his wife was born ye ____ 1677.
William Voss the son of William Voss & Martha his wife was born Jany 30, 1679/80.
William Vose & Jane Wilkison were Married by Alex. Lillington Esq. ye Last of April 1688.
Jonathan Jones & Margaret Vose were Married by Alex. Lillington 1st Feby. 1688.
Perquimans County, NC deed 6 Jun 1696. William Voss and wife Johannah to Stephen Manwaring, for a valuable consideration...all our interest etc. to a plantation where I now live lying on the north side of Perquimans River with all edifices.... signed by William and Johanah Voss by mark.
Perquimans deed, Albemarle County, Province of Carolina. William Voss planter to Israel Snellen same, 30 pounds sterling, land bounding on the NE side of Perquimans River between land of Ralph fletcher...by computation 100 acres...being part of a greater tract mentioned in a Patent dated (blank) day of Nov 1663. Signed William Voss and Joan his wife by mark.
Perquimans County, NC deed of 20 Aug 1690. William Voss, Perquimans, Albemarle Co, Province of Carolina, Planter, out of the paternal love and affection I bear to my daughter Margaret now the wife of Jonathan Jones, 100 acres of land, on the dividend of land where I now live, beginning at...by Turf and twig & at the next Court for this precinct will acknowledge this my free and volunary deed. Signed William and Joan Voss by mark. Wit: Relph Fletcher and James Morgan.