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William Taptico American Indian   Chief of the Wicocomico Tribe of the Powahatan Confederacy of   Jamestown, Virginia see FAMILY TREE
Born: Abt 1690 Northumberland Co., VA    
Died: 1719 Northumberland Co., VA    


Elizabeth Barrick


1. William Tapp

2. Vincent Tapp

3. Charity Tapp

William Taptico II was the last Tribal Chief of the Wicocomico. He died in 1719 and it appears the tribal land was turned over to Phillip Smith, based on a document William Taptico I supposedly signed about 1693.

"Know all men by these presents that I William Tapptico of the County of Northumberland in the Colony of Virginia and King of the Wiccocomoco Indians am holden and firmly bound unto Phillip Smith of the aforesaid County and Colony in the full and perfect sum of 1,000 pounds current money of Virginia to be paid unto he said Phillip Smith, his heirs, executors, administrators or assignees which payment well and truly to be made. I do hereby bind myself, my heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents as witness my hand and seal this 31st day of December, 1718. Whereas the above bound William Tapptico's father died in the 1695 or 6 obtaining liberty of John Smith of Purton in Gloucester County to seat, tend, and occupy a certain nect (sic) of land commonlY Old Town Neck and as much lands and land at the mouth of the neck of the said William Tapptico, Elinder his wife. William Taptico, Jr. and the heirs male begotten could tend and after their decease to return to the said John Smith and his heirs forever. Now know ye that the season (illegible) request of him the said Phillip Smith, his heirs, etc.: make over to the said Smith all his right, title and interest in and to the above said neck and all the right and property of the said Taptico and his heirs both without the said neck and shall and with at all times forever exhonerate, acquit, and disclaim and forever defend the same from all manner of persons claiming from, by, or under him the said William Taptico or his heirs: male of his body then the above obligation to be void and of none effect. In witness whereof I set my hand and seal this day and year above written.
Witnesses: Capt. Maurice Jones William {drawing of seal} Tapptico
Bridgett Ward"