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Robert DAVIS

Male Abt 1710 - 1760  (~ 50 years)

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  • Name Robert DAVIS 
    Born Abt 1710 
    Gender Male 
    Will 29 Apr 1760  Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died May 1760  Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 

    • (1) A DAVIS researcher, Gary W. Watson , places Robert DAVIS as a brother of James and Edward DAVIS. This placement seems plausible to the compiler.

      Robert DAVIS is placed here as a brother of James and Edward DAVIS in order to stimulate further research, but there can be no assurance that such placement is correct.

      (2) Gary W. Watson <>:

      4. Robert Davis was born about 1710. He died May 1760 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.

      Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Wills: Robert Davis is listed as an heir in the will of Edward Flower of Kennet, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Proved at Chester County 31, May 1732. Book E, page 187. Executor: Richard Flower (brother). Witnesses: Thoms Harland, Robert Davis.

      Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Land Records, by Carol Bryant, Volume 5, pages 45-46?Deed. On 19 Sep 1743 John Harlan (eldest son of George Harlan dec.) & Sarah his wife & Robert Davis & Dinah his wife, daughter of George Harlan, Michall, Joell & George, sons of the said George Harlan to Stephen White, who married Rebeckah Harland, daughter of George Harlan, all of Bradford. Whereas the commissions of property under William Penn, governor, by virtue of a warrant granted to Michall Harland of Kennett, 2500 acres of land to be laid out in County dated 15 Sep 1714, & by virtue of said warrant there was laid out to Michall Harlan 2606 acres. Whereas Michael Harlan by his will dated 15 Feb 1728 bequeathed to his son George Harlan one moiety of land purchased being on a branch of Elk River & passes near my son in law Flower's house to be the boundary & whereas George Harlan by his will did give his other land to his widow & other children but as to that part of his estate lying on the Elk river, legacy given to him & his heirs by his father, he made no provision. But as to same died inteste. Whereby the property fell to his children John Harlan, Rebeckah Harlan, Dinah Harlan, Hannah Harlan, Joell, Michall & George Harlan. Now John Harland & Sarah his wife, Robert Davis & Dinah his wife, Joseph Martin & Hannah his wife, Michel, Joel & George Harlan for 100 pounds granted to Stephen White a tract of land on the Elk River bounded by land of Richard Flower containing 167 acres. Signed John Harlan, Sarah Harlan, Robert Davis, Dinah Davis, Joseph Martin & Hannah Harlan, Joel Harlan, Michael Harlan & George Harlan. Delivered in the presence of Nath. Ring, Ja. Carnahan, Eliz. McNeile, Stephen Hayes, James Davis, Susannah Crampton, Frances Goodwin, Daniel Stubbs, Nicholas Pyle & William Richards. Sarah Harlan & Hannah Martin did declare that they were not forced to comply in the presence of William Webb, Esquire, one of the justice of Chester County, dated 22 Oct 1743. Frederick County in Virginia,. This day Dinah Davis appeared before Thomas Swearingen, gent. & acknowledged herself to be fully satisfied with the with in deed & was not forced to it, which was taken before Thomas Swearingen on 3 May 1746. Recorded 16 Apr 1759 (L11:227).

      Abstracts of Chester County, Pennsylvania Land Records, by Carol Bryant, Volume 5, pages 95-96?Mortgage. On 1 Apr 1760 Robert Davis of Kennett, yeoman, to Robert Mendenhall of Concord, yeoman. Robert Davis for 200 pounds granted to Robert Mendenhall a tract of land in Kennett bounded by land of John McPherson, Letitia Penn & Alexander Frazier containing 150 acres. Robert Davis to pay 200 pounds plus interest to Robert Mendenhall on 1 Apr 1764. Signed Robert Davis. Delivered in the presence of Thomas Worth & Joseph Baker. Recorded 1 Aug 1760. (L11:481).

      Chester County, Pennsylvania, Wills, Book C2, Page 236?witnessed the will of William Bowls, Cooper, of Kennett.

      Chester County, Pennsylvania, Wills, Book D, Page 27?I, Robert Davis of the Township of Kennet in the County of Chester in the Province of Pennsylvania. Yeoman, being sick and weak of Body but of sound and disposing mind and memory do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say first and principally I commit my soul into the hands of Almighty God who gave it and my Body to be buried in a decent manner at ye discretion of my Executor hereafter named. Secondly, I order my just debts and funeral expenses to be paid by my Executor out of my Estate. Item. I do hereby empower my Executor to perform all and every act or acts which I myself stands bound to Execute unto George Miles mentioned in a written agreement now in the Care of Thomas Harlan to all intents and purposes as myself might or could have done were I personally present. Item, I order my Plantation and tract of land that I purchased from the Executors of James Rouse, situate in ye said Township of Kennet containing about 150 acres to be sold for the very most price that can be gotten for the same at publick or private sale hereby also empowering her to make as good a title for ye same as I myself could do were I personally present. I likewise order and direct that my Executor be entirely ruled and governed by my trusty friends Aaron Baker and Thomas Harlan when and in what manner my said Plantation shall be sold as aforesaid and also in relation to he bringing up and educating my children. Item, after all my just debts are paid out of my real and personal estate that the remainder I give the one third part thereof unto my loving wife, Dinah, and the other two thirds to be equally divided amongst my Children or the survivors of them share and share alike. Lastly, I constitute and appoint my loving wife, Dinah Davis, my whole and sole Executor to this my last will and testament disannulling and making void all other wills by me heretofore made. In testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal the 29th day of April 1760.

      Robert married Dinah Harlan, daughter of George Harlan and Mary Baily, on 31 May 1740 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Dinah was born about 1720 in Chester County, Pennsylvania. She died after 1770 in Lincoln County, Kentucky.

      Chester County, Pennsylvania, Wills, Book A, Page 365?Harlan, Solomon, Decedent, Residence: Londongrove, Date: 22 Dec 1731, Prove Date: 8 Apr 1732, To brother James Harlan my 250 acres of land he keeping mother during life and paying to cousin Dinah Harlan daughter of brother George deceased 5 pounds at 18. Also all personal estate. Executors: Thos. Speakman and John Allen.

      Frederick County, Virginia, Deeds, Book 6, Pages 9 & 10 Lease & (Release)?27 Jun 1760?Dinah Davis, Executrix of last will & Testament of Robert Davis, late of County Chester in the Province of Pennsylvania to George Myles. . . . Whereas said Robert Davis by Articles of Agreement entered into with said George Myles in the lifetime of Robert Davis . . . to convey unto said George Myles one tract of land . . . containing 400 acres . . . excepting out of said tract 27 acres before that time bargained for and surveyed for Gasper Boner, it being the tract of land which said Robert Davis purchased from James Davis . . . said Dinah Davis in and for considerations of 5 shillings (202.10 pounds). . . . The land lies on Tulisses Branch. Signed Dinah Davis, in the presence of no one. Recorded 1 Jul 1760.

      Dinah married her second cousin James Harlan on July 1, 1762 at Holy Trinity [Old Swedes] Church at Wilmington, Delaware. Soon after their marriage, they returned to Frederick County, Virginia.

      Frederick County, Virginia, Deeds, Book 13, Page 374 & 375 Lease & (Release) 7 Aug 1770?James Harland & Dinah his wife, of Frederick County to John Davis of County aforesaid?consideration of 5 shillings (50 pounds)... 280 acres on both sides of the road to the warm springs on a ridge near the head of Back Creek Mountain, surveyed and returned by Thomas Rutherford. Bounded as follows: Beginning at a Spanish Oak standing upon the side of a hill near a small drain of Cherry's Branch and running N 67 W 140 poles to two Chestnut Oaks, thence N 23 E 320 poles to a Chestnut and a Gum tree, then S 67 E 140 poles to two White Oaks saplins, then S 23 W 320 poles to the beginning. Signed James Harlan and Dinah Harlan. Witnesses: James Davis, William Baxtor, John Davis and John Potts. Recorded 7 Aug 1770.

      Shortly after, James and Dinah moved to Lincoln County, Kentucky, settling in what is today Boyle County.

      They had the following child . . . :

      John Davis was born about 1742 in Frederick County, Virginia. He died after 1784.

      Frederick County, Virginia, Deeds, Book 12, Pages 109 & 110 Lease & (Release)?23 February 1768, John Davis, son & heir of Robert Davis, deceased & Jasper Bonner, both of Frederick Co., Virginia, leases to George Myles, of Frederick Co., Virginia, for 5 shillings (25 pounds), 27 acres on Tulis's branch, being part of 1175 acres granted by patent to James Davis 12 November 1735. Signed John Davis and the mark of Jasper Bonner, in the presence of George Brent, Stephen Harlan and Robert Vance. Recorded 1 Mar 1768.

      Berkeley County, Virginia, Deeds, Book 6, page 356 - August 14, 1784?John Davis to Jacob Davis for 59 pounds... 1 dark bay mare about 11 years old, 1 bright Bay mare about 10 years old, 1 brown horse 4 years old, 1 brown horse colt 2 years old, 1 black and white cow marked with a crop in the ear and the other slit, 1 black cow with the ear cropped and 2 slits in the other ear, 1 black cow, 1 brown cow, 1 black and white heifer, 1 red heifer with white spots in her forehead with 2 calves, 1 red and the brown, 6 sheep, 8 hogs marked with a crop and a slit in one ear and half crop on the other, 2 plows with their irons and gears and (____), 2 pots and 1 kettle, about 9 or 10 acres of Wheat, about 7 or 8 acres or Rye, pewter, bedding, bed clothes, and some other furniture.
    Person ID I10317  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Father --- DAVIS,   b. Abt 1675 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dinah HARLAN,   b. Abt 1720, Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 7 Aug 1770, Lincoln [now Boyle] County, KY Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 50 years) 
    Married 31 May 1740  Chester County, PA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F4840  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart