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Re: Ann Sexton m. Metcalf Brunswick Co VA abt 1750
Posted by: Tracy Hancock (ID *****6923) Date: April 24, 2005 at 11:54:45
In Reply to: Ann Sexton m. Metcalf Brunswick Co VA abt 1750 by Willis Sexton of 2405

Information on the Anthony Metcalf family (may be two or more generations):

1719. Anthony METCALF imported himself into this Colony directly from the Kingdom of Great Britain sometime in the year 1719. Sworn on 30 Nov 1752. (Some Importations from Order Books, Brunswick Co, VA., B4, p. 357)

4 Mar. 1733. John GIBSON of St. Pauls Parish, Hanover Co., Blacksmith to Lancaster ROUGHLY of St. Peters Parish, New Kent, Co., Innholder; L 25 currt. Money; 100 acres in St. Pauls Parish, beginning at William TERRELLS lowermost back corner of his land he bought of Ephraim Richard LITTLEPAGE, dec’d, a little below the fork of the River to a corner of some land formerly belonging to Alexander COCKE late belonging to Richard HARRIS, Gent. and now in the possession of Anthony METCALFE along the line which was formerly COCKES to a corner in William TERRELLS line; purchased by sd. GIBSON of John SMITH by deed of Lease and Release 2 & 3 June 1731. Signed Johan (sic) GIBSON. Wit: Jno. DARRICOTT, J. MARKLAND, Nat. ANDERSON. 5 April 1734 ack. By John GIBSON. (Hanover Co., Virginia Court Records, 1733-1735, Deeds, Wills, and Inventories, Abstracted and Compiled by Roaslie Edith Davis, Manchester, MO, 1979. p 18.) and (Hanover County Court Record Book, 1733-1735, Abstract and Index, Compiled by Charles P. Blunt IV, 1978, Distributed by Briarwood Publications, Richmond, VA., p. 12.)

5 Apr 1735. Indenture of Mortgage. Anthony METCALFE, taylor of Hanover Co., to William CHAMBERLAYNE of New Kent Co., Merchant, L37-14s-2d Currt. Money; 100 acres and plantation sd. METCALFE bought of Buckley KIMBROUGH. Sd. Anthony METCALFE hath also sold to the sd. CHAMBERLAYNE the following: 1 old black horse with a starr in his forehead branded on the near Buttock E which sd. Horse he had of Joseph ALLEN, 8 head of cattle, viz. 3 cows, 3 year olds and 2 lanst years calves, 2 good feather beds and all the rest of his household goods upon the condition that if the sd. Anthony shall truly pay the sd. CHAMBERLAYNE the sum of L37-14s-2d with lawful interest from the 25th Mar. 1734 or before 4 May next then this obligation to be void. Signed Anthony METCALFE. Wit: Margaret (M) PATTERSON, Wm. BAKER, James MILLER, James LITTLEPAGE, Elizabeth TAYLOR. 5 June 1735 proved in court by the oaths of William BAKER, James MILLER, and Elizabeth TAYLOR..

1 Jun 1750. Patent. Anthony METCALFE, grantee. Brunswick Co., VA. 240 acres on the lower side of Avents Creek. (Virginia Land Office Patents No. 29, 1749-1751; v. 1 & 2 p. 1-532; p. 223, Reel 27)

27 Sept 1751. Indenture made 27 September 1751 between Liswell SEXTON and Millay his wife of Brunswick County, and Anthony METCALF of same, £24-5 Shillings, 100a, on North side of Fountains Creek, bearing date the 31 December 1742 and by the said Lizwell SEXTON purchased of
James Sexton. Signed Lizwell SEXTON (bhm), Milla SEXTON (bhm). Wit: John DUGGER, Samuel LUCAS, John MARSHALL. Court 27 September 1751, Indenture and Memorandum acknowledged by Lizwell Sexton and Milla his wife and Milla relinquished her right of dower. Deed Book 5, Page 126.)

[John Dugger was probably the son of Daniel Dugger and Mary Scarborough (per descendants) and was the clerk of the Old Courthouse Church in the St. Andrew’s Parish. He owned land near Avents Creek. Perhaps records of this parish will yield more on Anthony Metcalf. Since John Metcalfe witnessed the will of a Tabitha (Scarburgh/Scarborough Metcalf in 1713), is there any connection between Anthony Metcalf and John Metcalfe of York Co.?]

17 Feb 1756. Account of Estate of Thomas PETTWAY, dec’d by Thomas HOLT, executor, named: Anthony METCALF. (Surry County, VA, Deeds and Estate Accounts, 1756-1787, by William Lindsay Hopkins, 1992, GEN-N-DEX, Richmond, VA, p. 100.)

26 Mar 1764. Will Book 4, Pt. 2. Account for the estate of Litteton TAZEWELL dec’d by Joseph GRAY admr. Named: Anthony METCALF. Noted were the portion for the Rev. Mr. NEVISON’S wife, the legatees of Mrs. Sophia TAZWELL, a legacy left to John TAZWELL by his father. Audited by Benjn. RUFFIN, Samuel BLOW, Richard KELLO. Returned to Court 26 Mar 1764. (Brunswick County, Virginia, Will Books, Vol. 2, Will Books 4 and 5 (in part), 1761-1780. Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., no date or publisher mentioned, p. 60.)

17 May 1767. Will Book 3. Will of Liowell (x) SEATON (his name is spelled Liswell Sexton in other county records); will dated 17 May 1767, proved 12 July 1769:
--To my daughter Anne METCALF - 1 shilling sterling (may be married to Anthony Metcalf?)
--To my son Samuel - 1 shilling sterling
--To my daughter TABITHA SPARKES - 1 shilling sterling
--To my son Ephraim - half the land where I now live lying at the Piney Meadows; also 4 cattle, etc.
--To my son Benjamin - the other half of my land, including my plantation, 4 cattle, etc.
--To my daughter Milly SEATON - 4 cattle, 1 feather bed & furniture, 2 dishes, 6 plates, a mare.
The residue of my estate to be sold, my debts paid, & any remain
der to be divided between my son Benjamin and daughter Milly. Executor: John PHILLIPS, my son Ephraim SEATON, Wit: Isaac Row WALTON, Edward (x) FREEMAN, Sarah (x) FREEMAN. (Brunswick Co., VA Will Books, Vol. 1, Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., no date, appears to be privately published, pp. 141-142)

22 June 1772. Deed Book 10. Robert (x) SMITH of Meherrin Parish in Brunswick Co. to Hinchey MABRY of sd. Parish. 22 June 1772. L120 VA. 200 acres where sd Robert SMITH now lives on the south side of Meherrin River, joining the mouth of Anthony METCALF’S Spring Branch, John SMITH, James SEXTON, Francis MITCHEL, James SEXTON’S Spring Branch, Henry COOK, the north side of Fountains Creek. Witnesses omitted. Proved 22 June 1772. P. PELHAM, Jr., CC. (Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, Vol. 5, 1770-1775, Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., no date or publisher mentioned, p. 36.)

There is later Anthony Metcalf found in the 1790's in Nansemond Co., VA.

I hope this helps you find the connections.



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