John Cannifax Early Records
Genealogical Records Virginia Colonial Records 1600's-1700's pg. 368 & 403.
Wm.Baugh. Dr. 1736 5 Levys. 325 acres. Clerks fees. Due from last year. To your bond to me for L 26. dated the 31 st of Aug't last and ending the 1 st March. To arrest Hix. pd By so much tobo. left in my hand in 1734 400 lbs. I over paid Jno Worsham junr for you 115. Cash pd J. Gibson. 400 per Mr.Epps. By Jno Cannifax's order on Mr. Nich'o Davis.
Jno Cannifax Dr. 1737. By yr order to Wm Baugh 698 lb tobo. To an Inspectors note borrowed of Capt Wm Worsham 120 lb tobo. Total debts 818 lb tobo. N B the above note w'ch I borrowed of Capt. Worsham I paid him out of Rich'd Royals note for his Levy. Credit. By his order on Mr. Nicho Davis for 1 hhd tobo which as by my directions July 26 1737 was sold to Mr. Wilson.
18 Dec 1744, Goochland Co., Va., Deed Book 4, p. 558.
William Walker of Goochland County to John Cannefax of Henrico County for 60 pounds and for divers other good causes, one tract of land of about 275 acres in Goochland on the south side of James River between Fine Creek and Jones Creek, bounded on the upper side by John Archer and on the lower side by Joseph Mayo, being the land that formerly belonged to William Easley. Signed: William Walker. Witnesses: William Baugh, Jr., Mathew Baugh, Thomas Nelson. Recorded 18 Jun 1745. Judith, the wife of William Walker, relinquished her right of dower to the conveyed lands.
The Will of John Cannifax(Sr)Probated March 3rd1752
Will Book 1 pg. 52Cumberland County VA.
In the name of God Amen, I John Cannifax of Cumberland Co. being sick and weak but of perfect mind and memory blessed be God do make this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following Vis’t. First I commit my soul into the hands of almighty God hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ to receive pardon of all my sins my body to be decently interr’d at the discretion of my excecutors hereafter mentioned imprimis I give and bequeath to my son John Cannifax all my land lying between the main road and Jones Creek to him and his heirs forever. I give and bequeath to my son James Cannifax in lieu of a joynture to the said James’s mother of one hundred pounds to be settled on the heir of my body begotton on her all my land and plantation lying between the main road and Fine Creek also my part of Fine Creek Mill to be held and enjoy’d by him after the death of his said mother to whom I give the use during her life and then to the said James and to his heirs forever.My will is that is that my personal Estate be and remain on the premises under the management and direction of my executors untill my son William comes of age and then to be disposed of in manner following Vis’t. That my daughter Mary be paid out of my Estate thirty pounds current money and that she immediately after my decease have her mothers side saddle and gold ring.That my daughter Elizabeth have five pounds paid her when my son William comes of age and that all the residue of my Estate after my just debts are paid I give to be eqully divided amongst my beloved wife, John , Edward and William Cannifax and do appoint my said wife and son John Cannifax of this my last will and testament revoking all wills by me heretofore made in witness whereof I have set my hand and seal this seventh day of Febuary 1752.
Signed sealed and acknowlaged in presence of Thomas Turpin,Joseph Akin,
John Epperson. March 1752.