I recently found the following document in the Essex Co., VA courthouse. Does anyone know if this is the same Patrick McGarity in Surry Co., VA that was married to Mary Smith daughter of John Smith?
Essex Co., VA Order Book 3, page 14, September 11, 1703
Certification according to Act of Assembly is Granted to Mr. Robt. Brooks for four hundred & Fifty acres of Land due for the Transportation of Nine persons into this Colony by Name, Hugh Smith, Darby Tynam, Edmund Kelly, Robert Williams, Arthur Mackdongall, Margaret Horbess, Abraham Sutliffe, Jane Harrison & Patrick Margarette.
In doing research in Virginia I have come across the same spelling for McGarity in Surry Co., VA records as well as other spellings.