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John GATEWOOD, Sr.

Male - Bef 1707


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  • Name John GATEWOOD 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Gender Male 
    Immigration Bef 2 Jun 1666  Old Rappahannock [now Essex] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 14 Nov 1706  Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 10 Jan 1707  Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 10 Jan 1707  Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • (1) Thousands of Virginia's early settlers arrived in the colony as a result of the headright system. Under this system, anyone who paid for his transportation (or someone else's transportation) to Virginia was entitled to receive 50 acres of land for each immigrant transported to Virginia at his expense. In order to receive a land patent under the headright system, an individual would petition the county court for certification of these rights. The certificate was then recorded in the county court minute books. The petition for a certificate was usually filed soon after the arrival of the immigrants, while proofs of the claim where fresh. The documents certifying these rights, formally termed "transportation rights," but commonly called "headrights," were used as paper currency and freely sold, bartered or assigned to others at or near the time of certification. For that reason they could have remained in circulation for a considerable time before ultimately being "tendered" for land. Before 1705, these rights could have been claimed for multiple arrivals of the same person.

      (2) Headrights were claimed by both Col. John CATLETT and Mr. Thomas Button for the arrival of the same person, Jno. GATWOOD [GATEWOOD], in VA.

      (3) Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Vol. I [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991, p. 558:

      COL. JOHN CATLETT, 500 acs. within the mouth of Omen Cr. upon the N. side of Rappa. Riv. &c. through parte of the Doeggs Cleare ground &c. 2 June 1666, p. 509, (625). Trans. of 10 pers: . . . Jno. Gatwood. . . .

      (4) Nugent, Nell Marion, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666, Vol. I [Reprint], Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991, pp. 561-562:

      MR. THOMAS BUTTON (Butten), 3650 acs. Rappa. Co., on S. side of sd. Riv., about 5 mi. back into the woods, 19 July 1666, p. 521, (639). Beg. in the N.N.W. line of Mr. Daniell Gaines, N.N.W. to Occupation Cr. &c. to maine run of Major Gilsons Cr. &c. Trans. of 73 pers: . . . Jno. Gatwood . . .; 19 of these rights taken out of a pattent of Jno. Weir & others, dated 7 Sept. 1654.

      (5) Gary Kelly :

      Will made November 14, 1706 in Essex Co., VA and probated January 10, 1707 in Essex Co., VA.

      Probate: Will Book, page 328:

      Last Will of John Gatewood of South Farnham Parish, Essex Co., planter, being very sick and weak of body, dated 14 Nov 1706. To my eldest son John Gatewood 100 acres that I formerly bought of Edwin Thacker lying on John Cheesk's line. To my eldest daughter Frances Shackelford one shilling. Unto my son Richard Gatewood the plantation I now live upon and all the land pertaining thereto. Unto my son Thomas Gatewood 150 acres, part of land that I formerly bought of Capt. Richard Haile, now deceased, being also part of 5000 acres which did formerly belong unto Collo. Thomas Goodrich, Mr. Henry Aubrey and Maj. George Morriceall, deceased. Unto my son Henry Gatewood 75 acres beginning at a corner tree standing against Simon Copner's house who is now deceased and running toward Joseph Billender's land. Also one six year old stear and one cow and calf. Unto my daughter Amie Burnett 4000 p[o]unds of "sweet scented" tobacco and one bay mare with a blase in her face branded on ye rear butt with this brand, 3. All the rest of my worldly estate to be equally divided between my three younger children and my beloved wife Amie Gatewood, namely between my beloved wife and Sarah Gatewood and William Gatewood and Francis Gatewood. My beloved wife Amie Gatewood and my son Richard Gatewood executrix and executor.

      Major James Boughan posted ??500 sterling money as bond for Amy Gatewood, Richard Gatewood, John Burnett, and Frances Shackelford when John Gatewood's will was recorded by Richard Buckner, Clerk, Essex County Court, January 10, 1706/7. The inventory and appraisal of the estate was prepared by James Boughan with the assistance of Leonard Chamberlain, John Gaines, James Fullerton, and Wm. Johnson, and recorded March 10, 1706/7. Appraised value was ??217:08:06??.

      Witnessed by Joseph Baker, Thomas Wheeler 10 January 1706[/7]. Proved by Joseph Baker and Thomas Wheeler.
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    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 

    Family Amy MAGRAH,   d. Bef 14 Jun 1745, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Abt 1674  Old Rappahannock [now Essex] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas GATEWOOD,   b. Abt 1688, Old Rappahannock [now Essex] County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1748, Essex County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 12 Nov 2017 22:51:11 
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