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Deeds & Other Miscellaneous

Updated November 8, 2000

Maryland Nortons Hall of Fame
Deed from William Harison to John Norton, Sr. (1789)
Deed from Jacob Norton to Harris Gammon (1789)
Deed from Jacob Norton to William Gammon (1790)
Deed of Gift from John Norton, Sr. to sons Jacob, Thomas, Lemuel, and Nehemiah (1810)


 

Nortons of Maryland Hall of Records, Prince George’s County Vol. 165-166
 

John Norton   + Jane
Katherine,      born 14 Jan 1730/31
Nehemiah,      born 2 May 173_
Margery,        born 2 Jan 1735?

Robert Norton*     + Cloe
Elizabeth,       born  25 Jan 1772
Millie Ann,     born 27 June 1773
Alexander       born  23 Apr 1775

*  on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.


William Norton*     + Eleanor
Sarah,            born 20 Jan 1759
Alexander      born 16 Mar 1760
Martha,          bapt. 13 Apr 1762
Frances          bapt. 6 May 1764[married Henry Wilson Norton; VS]
Nathaniel,      born 18 Mar 1766
James             bapt. 15 May 1768
Mary,             born   5 Aug 1772
Norman,        born 21 Jan 1775

*  on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.


John Norton    + Elizabeth
Henry Willson,   bapt. 10 Aug. 1766 [married 1st. Frances Norton, 2nd. Jane Still. VS]
Jane,                  born 1 July 1773
*  on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.

Thomas Norton*     + Katherine, 
Margery,         born 31 Oct 1774
Eleanor,          born  2 May 1776

*  on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.


Jacob Norton     + Mary 
Nehemiah,     born 12 Oct 1774

Nimcah [this must be Nehemiah]  Norton*; **     + Elizabeth
      Mary,                  born 27 Jan 1774
*    on 1776 Census of Prince George’s Co., Maryland.
**  Also listed:   Nimcah Norton, husband of Mary. 

Ezekiel Masters     + Casandra Norton,   married 13 Sept 1789 

DEED of LAND on branches of Beens Creek
from William Harrison of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
to JOHN NORTON, Sr. of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Dated October 15, 1788 Recorded October 17, 1790 (Deed Book 10, Page 456)

This Indenture made this 15th day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty-eight between William Harrison, of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part, and John Norton of the said county of the other part.  Witness that the said William Harrison for and in consideration of the sum of seventy pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said John Norton, the receipt whereof he doth hereby acknowledge hath bargained sold and delivered unto the said John Norton one certain tract or parcel of land, lying and being on the branches of Beens Creek in Pittsylvania County, containing by a survey two hundred acres of the same more or less is bounded as follows.  Beginning at a red oak Joseph Quinn=s corner thence South fifty degrees east cropping a Branch one hundred and seventy-six poles to a White Oak thence south sixty-two degrees west cropping the said fork one hundred and three poles to a White Oak, Nathan Watson=s corner, thence on his line North seventy-three degrees west two hundred and forty poles to a red oak thence on said Watson=s north forty-two degrees west thirty-six poles to Joseph Quinn=s corner red oak thence on said Quinn line North seventy degrees east cropping the said branch two hundred and twelve poles to the Beginning.  To have and to hold, the said tract or parcel of land unto the said John Norton his heirs and assigns forever.  Together with the Re???sion and Rev??sions ?rusts issues and profits, with w??? appertaining unto the same belonging or in any wise appertaining unto the said John Norton his heirs or assignees, will warrant and defend against the said full ?et or hindrance of him the said William Harrison his heirs or assigns away other persons whatsoever.  In witness whereof I have ??? ?et my hand and affix my seal the day and year above written.

Signed sealed and delivered
William Harrison  S.S.

In presence of:
Thomas Stills          Harris Gammons      Drury Pulliam      Henry Wilson Norton      William Warricks      Richard Watson

M??? that on the day of the date of the within written indenture peaceable possession of Seizin(?) of the within mentioned land and premises was taken and had by the said William Harrison, and by him delivered over unto the said John Norton according to Law, and agreeable to the true intent and meaning of the within Deed.

Witness my hand In presence of
Richard Watson      H. Wilson Norton   William Harrison  S.S.   Drury Pulliam

Received of John Norton current money in full payment of the within mentioned track of land.
William Harrison
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At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 17th day o f October 1790 the within Indenture together with the memorandum his son endorsed   proved  the  Oaths of three of the witnesses hereto.  To be the several acts and Deed of the within named William Harrison, all which were Ordered to be Recorded by the Court.

Teste  Will. Trunstall C.C.

DEED of 100 Acres of LAND on both sides of Sandy River
from JACOB NORTON of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
to Harris GAMMON of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Dated January 19, 1789 Recorded January 19, 1789 (Deed Book 8, Page 324)

This Indenture made this Nineteenth day of January in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and eighty nine Between Jacob Norton of the County of Pittsylvania of the one part and Harris Gammon of said County of the other part Witnesseth that the said Jacob Norton for and in consideration of the Sum of Twenty five pounds Current Money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Harris  Gammon at or before the ensealing of these presents the Receipt whereof the said Jacob Norton doth hereby acknowledge and thereof and of and from every part and parcel thereof doth hereby acquit and discharge him the said Harris Gammon his heirs, Executors and Administrators by these presents, he the said Jacob Norton hath Granted, bargained and Sold & aliened En???ossed and confirmed all that Tract, piece or parcel of land situated lying and being in the County of Pittsylvania on both sides of Stones Branch.  Beginning at a forked Chestnut tree, thence North eighty five degrees East Seventy five poles to Thomas Sparks red Oak corner, thence on George Adams line North twenty five degrees West one hundred and six poles to a white Oak crossing the said branch, thence on his line North fifty seven degrees West ninety two poles to a white Oak, thence South eighty eight degrees West seventy seven poles to a Hickory in said Nortons line, thence a new line South thirty degrees East two hundred and seven poles to the beginning.  In all containing one hundred acres more or less.  With all Houses and all other improvements, Woods underwoods Swamps Meadow Grounds or any other appurtenances whatsoever to the same adjoining and also the revision and revisions remainder and remainders Right Estate, interest, benefit, claim and demand whatsoever of them the said Jacob Norton of, in and to all and singular the said premises and of, in and to every part and parcel of them, and of in and to all Yearly and other Rents and profits reserved upo  any Demiss( ) or Lease of the said premises or any part thereof.  To have and to hold the said Tract or parcel of Land within the bounds above mentioned and all and singular the said premises herein before mentioned and intended to be hereby granted with their and every of their appurtenances unto the said Harris Gammon his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jacob Norton for himself and his heirs the said Tractor parcel of Land and all singular other premises  with their and every of their appurtenances unto him the said Harris Gammon or his heirs and assigns against him the said Jacob Norton and his heirs or any of them or any person or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents free and clear from all incumbrances whatsoever.  In witness whereof the said Jacob Norto  hath hereunto set his hand and Seal the day and year first above written.
Signed, Sealed and delivered in the presence of
 
Jacob (his X mark) Norton  S.S.
George Adams, Walter Guild, Ignatious Wilson, George Davis
 
Memorandum that quiet possession of the within Land and premises was given and taken according to the true Sybols(??) of Sezion(?) and livery before the Ensealing and delivery of those presents the day and year first within written.
Teste
Jacob (his X mark) Norton
George Adams, Walter Guild, Ignatious Wilson, George Davis

DEED of LAND on waters of Sandy River
from JACOB NORTON of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
to William GAMMON of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Dated April 19, 1790 Recorded April 19, 1790 (Deed Book 8, Page 528)

This Indenture made this Nineteenth day of April in the year of our Lord Christ one thousand seven hundred and ninety between Jacob Norton of the said County of Pittsylvania of the one part and William Gammon of the other part Witnesseth this said Jacob Norton doth for and in consideration of the sum of Thirty pounds paid in hand by the said William Gammon before the Ensealing of these presence (sic) and delivery of the same the Receipt whereof the said Jacob Norton doth hereby Acknowledge thereof every part thereof and acquit and discharge him the said William Gammon his heirs, Executors and Administrators by these presents that The said Jacob Norton hath granted bargained and Sold all that part or parcel of land situate lying and bounded in the County of Pittsylvania on the Waters of Sandy River and bounded as followth, to wit.  Beginning at his one corner white oak thence on his line South forty one degrees West ninety three pole to a white oak South twenty five degrees East one hundred and six pole to Sparkses corner red oak, thence on his line twenty three and a half degrees West one hundred and fifty four pole to a Hickorey (sic), thence along Sparkes (sic) line South forty five degrees West one hundred and forty pole to Harris Gammons line thence along his line to the back line thence along the back line to the beginning in all containing two hundred acres by survey date the 19 day of April one thousand seven hundred and ninety, with the houses and all appurtenances and improvements, woods underwoods, swamps Meadowgrounds or any other appurtenances whatsoever of them this said Jacob Norton of, in and to all and singular the said premises in part hereof to have and hold the said part or parcel of Land within the bounds aforementioned and in combred(?) and intended and hereby acknowledged to be granted with theirs and every of theirs appurtenances unto the said William Gammon to his heirs and assigns forever and the said Jacob Norton do for himself and his heirs this said track of Land and all and singular other premises with theirs and every of theirs appurtenances unto him the said William Gammon Them his heirs and assigns forever him the said Jacob Norton his heirs or any of them or any Reason or persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and defend by these pressents (sic) free and clear from all encumbrances.  In Witness whereof this said Jacob Norton hath hereunto set his hand and Seal this 19 day of April 1790.

Signed, Sealed and delivered   Jacob (his X mark) Norton  S.S.

In presents of
Dozier Brawner, Harris Gammon, John Gammon

At Court held for Pittsylvania County the 19th day of April 1790
The within Indenture was proved by the oaths of the witnesses thereto to be the act and deed of the within named Jacob Norton and the same was Ordered to be recorded By the Court.

Teste   Will Tunstall   C.C.

DEED of GIFT from JOHN NORTON, Sr. of Pittsylvania County, Virginia
to sons Jacob, Thomas, Lemuel, and Nehemiah
Dated March 28, 1810 Recorded April 16, 1811

To all to whom these presents may come I John Norton Senr. Of Pittsylvania County and State of Virginia to send greeting know ye for divers causes and considerations mc. hereunto moving but especially for the parental love and affection that I have and so bear to my four sons Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton, have by these presents given and grants unto the said Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton, the following property to wit all the lands which I possess and on which I now live to be equally divided amongst them at my death to hold all and singular the aforesaid lands and all the appurtenances these unto belonging or any wise appertaining to them their heirs and assigns respectively forever to their only use and pleasure without any claim from any person or persons whatsoever.  I the said John Norton senr. have put the said Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton in full possession of the lands aforesaid at the sealing and delivery of these presents in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal.  I also give unto the said Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton, all my movable property of what kind so ever I now or may possess at my death to be equally divided among them to them and their respective heirs forever given under my hand this 28th of March 1810.

John (his X mark) Norton

Witness to the written deed of gift.
Will. Harrison Senr.      Nathaniel Harris
Thomas Casey Sr          Drury Pulliam

At a Court held for Pittsylvania County the 18th of June 1810 This Indenture from John Norton Sr To Jacob Norton, Thomas Norton, Lemuel Norton & Nehemiah Norton was presented in Court & proven by two of the subscribing witnesses and at another Court held for the said County the 16th of April 1811 The said Indenture was again presented in Court & further proven by one other subscribing witness thereto & by the Court ordered to be Recorded.
Teste
Will. Tunstall C.C.


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