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Joseph Stepp in Charles City and Varina Parish VA
Posted by: Debra Hogue Date: December 10, 2001 at 09:47:54
In Reply to: Re: Stapp family in Southside VA by W. Stepp of 753

This is the indentured agreement I found in Charles City Co,
VA Colonial Abstracts, Vol 11, Court Orders 1658-1661 by Beverley Fleet, Richmond, VA

page 215. Whereas Wm Tottersell now servt to mr Antho: Wyatt and Joseph Stepp now servt to Capt Thomas Stegge came into this Country w'thout Covent apper-rit on their part for their service. And whereas by lre of mr John Bird of London a Credible man, and a sealed contract on his parts, it appereth that the agreemt w'th the sd servts parents or other friends was for eight yeares each of them: Itt is therefore ordered that the sd Tottersell and Stepp shall serve and complete the time of eight yeares aforesd from their arriveall, except an agreemt shalbe produced and proved from England for a different time.

page 216.
Brother Stegge
My love &c Inter salia. According to yo'r Desire I have sent yu 2 lustie lads out of our towne of Edmonto, one his father is a shoemaker his name is Tatersoale I deleeve yu nev'r met w'th such an arch youth, and the other his father is a Chapman i desire yu may write to me of them, if they come safe because of my pleaseing their fathers
Ultra The boyes I being so sick could not bind them but agreed for eight yeares and have signed and sealed my Indentures and gave my vucle(sic) order to bind them aboard
Yo'r ev'rlo: Brother to Comand
John Byrd
London 21. 8ber 1658

rec Jan'ry 11. 59


By the way I live 5 miles from Varina, where he died, small world.


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