CHRONICLES OF THE SCOTCH-IRISH SETTLEMENT OF VIRGINIA; Vol 2, pp 150 - 159 by Lyman Chalkley
Deakins vs. Hoye--O. S. 186; N. S. 66--Will of Francis Deakins of Georgetown, D. C. Wife Eleanor Deakins 1,000 acres in Randolph County. Part of 2,500 acres surveyed for Francis and William Deakins, 27th April, 1793. Brother Leonard M. Deakins's two sons, William and Francis; nephew, John Hoye; two brothers, Paul Hoye and Leonard M. Deakins.
Dated 24th September, 1804. Proved in D. C., 14th November, 1804. Deed 5th June, 1805, by Paul Hoye of Washington County, Maryland, to John Hoye of Washington County, D. C., conveys all interest under wills of Col. Wm. Deakins and Col. Francis Deakins. Recorded in General Court, 15th November, 1805. *****
Does this mean that some 1500 acres in Randolph co. (I am hoping this is Virginia) was surveyed for Paul and John Hoye and the Deakins family. Was this Paul the one born 1736 and married to Mariam Waller?? I ask this because Eva Hoye who married David Spessert had a son named George Spessert and he wife Clorinda Gilmore Spessert raised their family in Randolph co. Virginia. I wonder if they might have gotten some of this land that was surveyed in Randolph co. Va. Also, David and Eva Hoye Spessert said to have lived in Washington co. Md. where Paul Hoye resided.