1. HENRY3 BLAGRAVE I (HENRY2BLAGROVE, HARRY1) was born 1633 in Chievely, Berkshire, England, and died Bef. 13 Oct 1686. He married (1) ANN WHITAKER? Bef. 22 Jan 1653/54 in Warwick Co., VA?. He married (2) MARY MANSELL Aft. 1654, daughter of DAVID MANSELL. She was born in Virginia, and died Aft. Oct 1686.
Notes for HENRY BLAGRAVE I:
From a miscellaneous document found in MS 3C3807, Virginia Historical Society, Charles City County:
HENRY BLAGRAVE with Thos. Owen, Ri. Radford, Richard Russell, Hen. Dawson, George Henman, John Huston, Henry (H) Charles, Thomas ( ) Fry, John Land, Tybus (+) Becket, Rich: (M) Moreland appraised the land of "William or Hugh Bullock" for satisfying Xpher Boice for the sum of 6510# Tob. & 7 bushels of Indian corn. 11 June 1653 for land at head of Warwick River.
From Swem Library, College of William and Mary (Williamsburg, Virginia), Box 1, Folder 1: 1647-1660, Warwick County, Virginia, pages 28-29:
Whereas by deed of gift under the hand and Seale of Ann Harwood the Relickt and Administratrix of Captaine Thomas Harwood Esq. deceased, did in the time of her widdowhood, make over unto her Three Children Sixteen Cowes, Six Oxen, Eight twoo yeare old Chattle [cattle], Six yearlings and Eight Calves, with one Mare about four years of age, one Gelding, one horse Colt, together with five Neg[roes] viz, Jack, Joan, and Ralph, with twoo Negro Children, And whereas the sd Willm Whitaker being appointed by the Court to receive and Take into my possession the aforesaid Chattle [cattle] and Negroes, know all men by these psents that I ye said Willm Whitaker doe acknowledge to have recd of HENERY BLAGRAVE who intermarryed wth the aforesd Ann, all the above named Chattle [cattle] mencioned in the said Deed of gift (excepting twoo Calves) together with one gelding and the five Negroes, And doe hereby acquit & Discharge the said BLAGRAVE from ye said Deed of gift, except for Such things as are before excepted. That is to say three Calves, one Mare and one horse Colt, witness my hand this Twoo and Twentieth Day of January Anno Dom 1653 . Witness: Robert Piland, Cler Cur: Vera Copia Mr. Whitaker. Reverse: "Coppie of a discharge given unto Mr. BLAGRAVE, about ye Orphants, 1653."
From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Vol. 1, Patent Book 3, 1623-1666, page 283:
Capt. Richard Barnhouse, 23 Nov. 1653, page 230, 160 acres, James City Co., near the head of Kiffs Creek, Northeast upon land of George Holmes, West upon Joell Unger, South upon lnd of Mr. Peter Ridly & Northeast & Southeast upon his own former devdt.Transportation of 4 persons: Richard Brignoll, William White, Anne Coales, John Perrine. 40 acres due.
Assignment of the above patent unto his son, Law. Barnhouse, excepting parcell sould to John Turner. 11 March 1654 , page 230. Test: HENRY BLAGRAVE.
From Warwick County (Newport News), Virginia Court Records, ACC 20031 A-C, Box 1, "Warwick County Livestock Registry, 1656-1687," pages 53-55, Library of Virginia, viewed on 21 October 2000:
Account of Thomas Harwood's Orphans' Estates [MJT Note -- These pages are torn and missing quite a bit, and much of the surviving text is illegible. Harwood's administrator was William Whitaker, and the records range from 1653 to 1657. Harwood's orphans were Humphrey, Girard, and Margaret Harwood.]
__ July 1657: An Account of the Orphans Estate of Capt. Tho: Harwood...2 female cattle[?] in ye hands of Mr. BLAG___E. [MJT Note -- This name appears to be BLAGRAVE; the page is torn and the few letters between the letters g and e are physically missing.]
From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, email@example.com, 15 January 2000:
23 Feb. 1657 . HENRY BLAGRAVE is witness to William Spencer's (of Martin's Hundred) power of attorney to Samuel Senne for collection of debts. York County, Virginia Wills, Deeds, Orders, 1657-1659, page 30a.
From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, firstname.lastname@example.org, 15 January 2000:
31 March 1659. HENRY BLAGRAVE is bound to Mr. Robert Lewelling at or upon the 10 November next for 1,700 lbs. tobacco and cask. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. York County, Virginia Wills, Deeds, Orders, 1657-1659, page 74.
From Westmoreland County, Virginia Records, 1658-1661, page 66:
Deed and Will Book 1, pages 132-143, 22 Jan. 1660 . Thomas Pettus of little toun in Virginia Esq. and Elizabeth his wife doe appoint our good friend Sert. Major Edward Griffith of Mulberry Island in Virginia, Gent., our attorney to act with Mr. Henry Meese, merchant, concerning 1,000 acres by pattent to Thomas Pettus in Potomak Creeke joyning the land of Thomas Pettus. Meese's offer is made by his letter for £90 sterling. Signed: Thomas Pettus, Elizabeth Pettus. Witnesses: HENRY BLAGRAVE, Timothy Grave. Recorded 13 Feb. 1660 .
From York County, Virginia, Records, 1659-1662, page 82:
Page 122. I, John Russell, for myself and Sam Tracy bind ourselves £40, to be paid on demand. 6 May 1661. Condition is for John Russell's personal appearance at next court and to be of good behavior, especially towards Mary Rawlins. Signed: John Russell, Sam Tracy. Witnesses: HENRY BLAGRAVE, Joseph Croshaw.
From York County, Virginia, Records, 1659-1662, page 84:
Page 124. Deposition of HENRY BLAGRAVE, age 28, says that being at Maj. Croshaw's when Mary Rawlins, servant of John Russell, made her complaint agst. her master, that he had abused and beaten her in a high nature, upon which Maj. Croshaw appointed two women to search her and enquire therein; and after their relation Maj. Croshaw requested your deponent to see the condition of her, which deponent did, finding her very much beaten and bruised upon upper part of her back, shoulders and arms, but to my judgment no to prove mortal, and on the backbone a small red swelling, and complaints of her belly and hips which I did not see, but being guilty of inward fevers,she had enough cause for same. As on other side, when Maj. Croshaw requested said Russell care for said Mary's sad condition, he replied that before he would bestow one penny on her, he would venture a hanging for her, and further saith that after her second complaint to Maj. Croshaw and committed to the Constable's hands, I then went to her and she showed me her breast, which was blackish, which was not there as your deponent saw at her first searching. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Sworn in Court 23 May 1661.
Deposition of Samuel Tracy, age 30, that being appointed by Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE's order for administration of medicine to Mary Rawlins, found her very weak and full of pain and bruises and much augmented by want of timely medicines, and in your continuance of deponent's attendance there found complaints to be real and not feigned and such as was sufficient to have rendered her incapable of future happiness, and did hear when Maj. Croshaw requested Mr. Russell to take some care of her, he replied that before he would be at a penny charge, he would venture a hanging, with other gross language, and did also see her breast, which was black and red. Signed: Sam Tracy. Sworn in Court 23 May 1661.
From York County, Virginia, Records, 1659-1662, page 80:
Page 121, 25 June 1661 Court. Whereas John Russell, for his unchristianlike usage and unlawful correction toward his servant, Mary Rawlins (upon her complaint to Rt. Hon. William Berkeley, then Governor, & Maj. Joseph Croshaw's order of exam of her on Sir William Berkeley's note to him), was bound in sum of £40 for keeping the peace and good bearing towards His Majesty's liege peoples, having forfeited his bond by using uncivil contemptuous and rude language toward Maj. Joseph Croshaw, to the abuse of all Magistrates, and so forfeited his bond. Ordered he pay £40 to the King's Majesty's Treasurer and costs.
Ordered that John Russell give bond with security for his good behavior till this court discharge him from same. Ordered that Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE bring to next court an account of physick administered to Mary Rawlins, servant of John Russell, and he swearing to the prices of his means and to have order for so much as the court thinks fit.
From York County, Virginia, Records, 1659-1662, page 82:
Page 122, 25 June 1661 Court. Deposition of John Horsington, age about 35, says that about 10 days since Maj. Joseph Croshaw sent Mary Rawlins, servant to John Russell, by deponent, being Constable of Marston Parish, to detain her till next York Court. Same day I asked her what she ailed, who said she was sorely bruised with stripes and she vomited blood 2 or 3 times, a pint at least each time. Next day deponent went to Maj. Croshaw and told him what she said and told him she wanted a physician, who thereupon sent Mr. BLAGRAVE with your deponent, who demanding where her pains lay, she said in small of her back and showed him (and this deponent saw also) marks of blows on her breast, but when or by whom deponent knows not, further saith she takes but very little rest in the night. Signed: John (IH) Horsington.
From York County, Virginia, Records, 1659-1662, page 112:
In 9th Sept. 1661, Mrs. Graves having a cancerous ulcer in her instep, with other internal distemper, sent for me. I coming there found Mr. Napier, whom having some conference touching her present condition, and finding his wants of some necessary medicines at that time, offered him any I had by me, in regard place and person so remote from me, it would not suit with my other nearer employments, and concluded at next coming thither to bring necessary medicines, expecting he had made it his business to apply what I had left in the interim. I understood that in all the time he had not acted anything, her condition requiring present and diligent assistance (my credit being concerned by my former applications, did make it my business to wait upon her till she was perfectly cured and recovered). Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Witness: John Toolye. 19 Dec. 1661.
From Westmoreland County, Virginia Deeds, Patents, Etc., 1665-1677, Part 1, page 1:
Page 234. Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE and MARY his wife appeared before the Governor and Council on 25 September last past and acknowledged the sale of 600 acres to Edward Cary and John Axton. Witness: Francis Kirkham. Recorded 30 Oct. 1662.
From York County, Virginia, Records, 1665-1672, page 22:
Page 52, 26 Feb. 1664/65. A non suit and 50 lbs. tob. granted to George Thompson at suit of Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE.
From York County, Virginia, Records, 1665-1672, page 94:
Page 173. Inventory of John Fleete, dec'd., late of York Parish, 17 Feb. 1667, by Mr. Thomas Allin, Mr. Hugh Roy, Mr. Clothier Lucas and Mr. Edmund Woodhouse.
Debts due to estate of John Fleete, dec'd.: HENRY BLAGRAVE, Capt. Augus. Warner, Isaac Collier, Thomas Reade, John Cotton, George Lyddall, John Chiles (among many others).
From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume 2, 1666-1695, page 45:
John Axoll (Axton), 600 acres, Stafford Co., south side of Potomack Creek, 23 Sept. 1668, page 174. On westward side of Weepsiwasson Creek adjoining Mr. Henry Meese, Mr. Wm. Horton, Mr. Willm. Haberd, &c. Granted unto Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD, who assigned & made over in marryage unto Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE and MARY his wife, daughter of said DAVID, who sold to Edward Carey, decd., and Axton, and now due said Axton by survivorship.
From Deed and Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1686-1693, Part I, pages 32-33:
Page 38. Wm. Horton aged Sixty one yeares or thereabouts Subp: Sworne & Examined saith that ye Dept. Very well Remembers that sometime in July or Augt. 1660 to ye best of yor Dept. memory hee this Dept. and Edward Cary mett with Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE at ye house of Wm. Newell at the Midle Planton and there the sd Cary purchased of ye sd BLAGRAVE Six hundred acres of land lying on ye South side of Pottomack Creeke for Fourteene hundred pounds of Tobo & Caske and he this Deponent did then and there draw a Convey of the same in the Name of the said BLAGRAVE unto the sd Cary & Jno. Axton and he this Depot. was Surity with the sd Cary unto the sd BLAGRAVE for ye sd One thousand Five hundred and nine pounds of Tobo and the next Winter there came a Certificate unto this Depots hand and the hand of Mr. Francis Kirkman Clerk of ye Genll. Court that upon a Certaine day HENRY BLAGRAVE and MARY his Wife came into open Court and acknowd. ye Sale of ye sd Six hundred acres of land unto ye sd Cary and Axton and yor Dept Very well knows that ye sd Cary and Axton pd ye said Tobo and further saith not. Signed: Wm. Horton.
And further yor Dept. sayth that he this Dept. hath heard that Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD, Father of the said MARY, did give the sd Land unto ye sd MARY but in st. mannr yor Dept. knows not. Signed: Wm. Horton.
Sworne and Recorded in the County Court of Stafford this 10 day of March 1686/87.
Notes for ANN WHITAKER?:
From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume 1, 1623-1666, by Nell Marion Nugent, page 250 (Patent Book 3):
Mrs. ANN HARWOOD, 300 acres, Charles River Co. (no date; prior and following entries are dated 12 Feb. 1652/53), page 154. North upon Uteys Creek, east upon the Gleab Land, and south upon land of Thomas Felgate. Formerly granted unto John Wayne, 10 July 1638, who assigned to Robert Bouth (Booth), who assigned unto Capt. Gill and purchased of him by Capt. THOMAS HARWOOD, as appeareth by deposition of Capt. Stephen Gill; and also by order of the Quarter Court, 13 Oct. 1652.
From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume 1, 1623-1666, by Nell Marion Nugent, page 274 (Patent Book 3):
Mrs. ANNE HARWOOD, 150 acres upon the eastward of Skeaths Creek, beginning at old Coxes Poynt &c to the Green branch, etc. and to HUMPHRY HARWOOD &c. 10 March 1652/53, page 184. Transportation of 3 persons [not named].
Notes for MARY MANSELL:
From Deed and Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1686-1693, Part I:
Page 43a. (this entry is very faded) Thos. Greggs Depo...That he this Dept. in October last upon his journey to James Town in Company with Gerrard Lowther & Mr. Nelson put up at ye house of one Mr. Hoard with sd Compa. & the sd Lowther falling into discourse with MARY ye Wife of sd Hoard who was ye Relict of HENRY BLAGRAVE and Daughtr to Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD touching & concerning ye said land by the sd MARY and her Husband BLAGRAVE sold ye six hundred acres of land to Jno. Axton & that the sd. MARY...did not acknowledge ye same at ye Genll. Court at James Town and further Declared yt for sake of her Husband BLAGRAVE she would have freely parted with all she had...Deposeth yt this Difference was after ye sd Gowry that is now some purchase of sd Land from her Sonne in Law she then Declared yt the sd Gowry has cheated her of some...of ye sd land... Signed: Thomas Gregg.
Pages 43a-44. Christn. Waddington aged Fifty yeares or thereabouts Depons. that John Smith for and on behalfe of Ann his Wife an Infant undr ye age of twenty & one yeares Daughter to John Axton late of Stafford County deced agt John Gowry & Rachell his Wife Deft (entry very faded) That Mr. Wm. Horton being imployed as Agent for John Axton...share of six hundred acres of land within County of Stafford...Potomack Creeke...& Edward Cary...for one HENRY BLAGRAVE & MARY his Wife one of ye Daughters of Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD...at ye Plantation of my husband where ye sd Cary & Axton made their cropps for yt yeare ye tobo ye sd BLAGRAVE there Recd upon ye West of ye ad Parcel & being Fifteene hundred pounds nett at least... Signed: Christian (X) Waddington. Sworne & recorded in ye County Court of Stafford the 9 day of June 1687.
Page 44. In Chancery. I John Smith for & on ye behalfe of Ann my Wife an Infant under ye age of twenty & one yeares Daughtr. of Jno. Axton late of Stafford County deced agt. John Gowry & Rachell his Wife Defts.
The Depon. of Gerrard Lowther of ye sd County aged thirty yeares or thereabouts sayeth that upon his Journey to James Towne in Compa with Mr. Tho: Gregg of ye sd County &...Mr. Nelson, this Depts. with ye sd Compa went to ye house of one Mr. Heard who marryd MARY Widdow & Relict of HENRY BLAGRAVE & Daughter of Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD where this Dept. & ye sd Mr. Gregg the sd Nelson entered into discourse with ye sd MARY concerneinge ye Sale of Six hundred acres of land situate & being on ye South side of Pottomack Creeke in this ye sd County and sd MARY...her sd husband BLAGRAVE to Jno. Axton & Edw. Cary late of ye sd County (part whereof is still in Question) MARY declared yt she & her sd Husband BLAGRAVE sold ye sd Six hundred acres of land to ye sd John Axton & Edwd. Cary & yt her sd husband did acknowledge the Deede of Sale thereof to Axton & Cary at ye Genll. Court at James Towne, and further declared yt for the sake of her said husband BLAGRAVE she would truely have parted wth all shee had or words purporting ye same & further Deposeth that this Descourse was some few days after sd Gowry had purchased ye sd Land & that she then further Declared yt ye sd Gowry had cheated her Sone in Lawe & that he should not have the sd Land nor any other hereof ye sd Axton & further deposeth not. Signed: Gerrard Lowther. Recorded in ye County Courte of Stafford this 9 day of June 1687.
Children of HENRY BLAGRAVE and MARY MANSELL are:
MANSELL4 BLAGRAVE, b. Aft. 1654, Martins Hundred, New James City, York Co., VA; d. Bef. 16 Aug 1706.