Blagrave of James City & Stafford Counties.

The Blagrave family is of some interest because of two records: (1) William Ballard, son of Thomas Ballard of James City witnessing a deed dated 1686 that is recorded in the records of Stafford county, Virginia; and (2) Henry Blagrave being named in 1719 as a legatee in the will of Matthew Ballard, son of Thomas Ballard of York county (William’s brother).  The connection to Mssrs Gregg and Gowry in Stafford suggests a connection between William Ballard and the Thomas Ballard who left a will in Stafford county in 1730 (of which only a fragment survives).  This Thomas appears to have died without issue, but devised some of his Virginia property to a devisee in England on the condition that he come to America to claim it, providing yet another clue to the origin of the family in England.  It is also interesting to chart the movement of the family from the Tidewater into the Piedmont and on to Kentucky and South Carolina.

HENRY BLAGRAVE I (HENRY2 BLAGROVE, 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.
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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 [1654]. Witness: Robert Piland, Cler Cur: Vera Copia Mr. Whitaker. Reverse: “Coppie of a discharge given unto Mr. BLAGRAVE, about ye Orphants, 1653.”
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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 [1655], page 230. Test: HENRY BLAGRAVE.
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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.]
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
23 Feb. 1657 [1658]. 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.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 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.
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From Westmoreland County, Virginia Records, 1658-1661, page 66:
Deed and Will Book 1, pages 132-143, 22 Jan. 1660 [1661]. 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 [1661].
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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).
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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.
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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.
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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:

i. MANSELL4 BLAGRAVE, b. Aft. 1654, Martins Hundred, New James City, York Co., VA; d. Bef. 16 Aug 1706.

2. ii. HENRY BLAGRAVE II, b. Abt. 1655, Martins Hundred, New James City, York Co., VA.

2. HENRY4 BLAGRAVE II (HENRY3, HENRY2 BLAGROVE, HARRY1) was born Abt. 1655 in Martins Hundred, New James City, York Co., VA. He married SARAH ?.
Notes for HENRY BLAGRAVE II:

From Deed and Will Abstracts of Stafford County, Virginia, 1686-1693, Part I, page 16:
Pages 19-19a. Bee it knowne by these presents that I HENRY BLAGRAVE of New Kent County in Virga. for a valuable consideration paid by John Gowry of Stafford Parish within ye County of Stafford doe fully discharge ye said John Gowry & have granted unto ye sd Jno. Gowry all my right and demand in land to Six hundred acres of land within the sd County of Stafford and by Pattent granted unto Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD my late Grand Father deced beareing date ye 6 day Oct: Anno 1654 To Hold the sd Six hundrd acres of land to him ye sd John Gowry his heires and assignes for ever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto put my hand and Seale this 11 day of Octr 1686. Signed: HENRY (HB) BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Richd. (R) Wood, Will. Ballard.

I SARAH BLAGRAVE Wife of ye abovesd HENRY do acknowledge my right in as ample manner to John Gowry his heires as doth my husband dated ye 11 October 1686. Signed: SARAH (S) BLAGRAVE.
I Mrs. MARY MANSFIELD [sic] now here doe assigne and make over all my title of ye abovesd land unto Jno. Gowry his heires for ever. In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 13 October 1686. Signed: MARY HARD. Witnesses: Wm. Williamson, John (IB) Beich.

This Sale of Land was acknowledged in ye County Court of Stafford by John Waugh Attorney of HENRY BLAGRAVE and SARAH his Wife unto John Gowry this 9 day of December 1686 And was then recorded.

Know all men by these presents that I HENRY BLAGRAVE in New Kent County in Virga. and SARAH my Wife doe appoint Mr. John Waugh in Stafford County Minister to be our Lawfull Attorney and in or name to acknowledge our right to Six hundred acres of land in the aforesd County unto John Gowry which sd right is granted unto aforesd Gowry bearing date ye 11 Octr. 1686. Signed: HENRY (HB) BLAGRAVE, SARAH (+) BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Wm. Ballard, Rich. (R) Wood.
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Matthew Ballard Will, 1719

Mathew Ballard of the parish of Yorkhampton…suit of my wearing cloths to HENRY BLACKGROVE…rest of my wearing apparell…to be equally divided between my brothers Robert & John Ballard…all my lands negroes mony plantation in Virginia or elsewhere…to my son Mathew Ballard…in case he should happen to die without such heir…to be equally divided between my Brothers Robert & John Ballard…in case my brother Robert should refuse to permitt my brother John quietly to enjoy the moiety…then all…to my sd. brother John Ballard…Estate lodged in the hands of my execr untill my son become of the age of eighteen…friend Philip Lightfoot execr…10 May 1719. Signed: Matt. Ballard. Witnesses: Cole Digges, W. Stark, Mac Joby. Probated 18 May 1719.

Child of HENRY BLAGRAVE and SARAH ? is:

3. i. HENRY5 BLAGRAVE III, b. 1680, New Kent Co.?, VA; d. 1734, St. Mark’s Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA.

3. HENRY5 BLAGRAVE III (HENRY4, HENRY3, HENRY2 BLAGROVE, HARRY1) was born 1680 in New Kent Co.?, VA, and died 1734 in St. Mark’s Parish, Spotsylvania Co., VA.
Notes for HENRY BLAGRAVE III:
From Deed Abstracts of Richmond County, Virginia, 1705-1711, Part 1 (1705-1708), by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991, pages 7-8:
Pages 72-73. To all Christian people to whome these presents shall come, I HENRY BLAGGRAVE of County of York send Greeting in our Lord God everlasting. Know yee that I HENRY BLAGGRAVE of New Kent County and heire to my Uncle, MANSELE BLAGGRAVE deced, have for the summe of Three thousand pounds of good sound merchantable tobbacco in caske to me in hand by Bill secured from Robert Wood and Thomas Wood, both of County of Richmond, by these presents make over confirme and make sure unto Robert Wood and Thomas Wood theire heires all my right title and interest of a parcell of land scituate in Parish of Farnham and County of Richmond upon the Westerne side of Farnham Creeke formerly granted by his late Excellency Sr. Wm. Berkeley, then Governor of Virga: unto Capt. DAVID MANSFIELD and Robert Fristow both deced: To have and to hold the parcell of land from me HENRY BLAGGRAVE my heires from all manner of person lay any clayme unto the land and to save harmless and indemnified said Robert Wood and Thomas Wood their heires In Wittnesse whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 16th day of August Ano: 1706. Signed: HENRY (H) BLAGGRAVE. Witnesses: Paul Greene, James (I) Douglas, Hen: Jenings.

Acknowledged in Richmond County Court by Henry Jenings, Atto: of HENRY BLAGGRAVE the 2d day of October 1706 & recorded the 14th day of the same month and yeare. Test. J. Sherlock, Cl. Cur.
Know all men by these presents that I HENRY BLAGGRAVE of County of York do owe and stand indebted firmly by these presents unto Robert Wood and Thomas Wood both of the County of Richmond theire heires the full and just summe of Six thousand pounds of every way well conditioned S:S: tobbacco in caske convenient to Water in Richmond County to which payment I bind myselfe my heirs as Witness my hand and seale this 16th day of August 1706.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that if HENRY BLAGGRAVE his heires do keep harmless and indemnified Robert Wood and Thomas Wood theire heires from all manner of trouble relateing to a parcell of land as by an Instrument may appeare and do cause that Instrument of Writing to be lawfully acknowledged in open Court then this obligation to be voyd and of none effect otherways to remaine in full force. Signed: HEN: (H) BLAGGRAVE. Witnesses: Paul Greene, James (I) Douglas, Hen: Jennings.

Acknowledged in Richmond County Court by Henry Jenings, Atto. of HENRY BLAGGRAVE the 2d day of October Ano: 1706 & recorded. Test. J. Sherlock, Cl. Cur.
Know all men by these presents that I HENRY BLAGGRAVE of the County of York do make and constitute Henry Jenings of the County of Richmond my true and lawfull Attorney for me in my name to acknowledge unto Robert Wood and Thomas Wood both of County of Richmond theire heires all my right title and interest as a parcell of land as by an Instrument of Writing beareing date with these presents may appeare granting my Attorney my full power as if I my selfe were personally present. As Wittness my hand and seale this 16th day of August 1706. Signed: HEN: (H) BLAGGRAVE. Witnesses: Paul Greene, James (I) Douglas.

Proved in Richmond County Court by the oath of James Douglas the 2d day of October 1706 & recorded. Test. J. Sherlock, Cl. Cur.
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From Abstracts of York County, Virginia Wills, by R.A. Stewart, page 2 (Will Book 15, page 429):
Matthew Ballard Will, 1719

Mathew Ballard of the parish of Yorkhampton…suit of my wearing cloths to HENRY BLACKGROVE…rest of my wearing apparell…to be equally divided between my brothers Robert & John Ballard…all my lands negroes mony plantation in Virginia or elsewhere…to my son Mathew Ballard…in case he should happen to die without such heir…to be equally divided between my Brothers Robert & John Ballard…in case my brother Robert should refuse to permitt my brother John quietly to enjoy the moiety…then all…to my sd. brother John Ballard…Estate lodged in the hands of my execr untill my son become of the age of eighteen…friend Philip Lightfoot execr…10 May 1719. Signed: Matt. Ballard. Witnesses: Cole Digges, W. Stark, Mac Joby. Probated 18 May 1719.
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From Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds, 1728-1736, abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisinger III, 1983, page 7:

Page 66, 17 March 1728 [1729]. Peter Foord of King William Parish, Goochland Co., gives to his well beloved brother John Foord of St. James Parish, Goochland Co., 150 acres in St. James Parish, bounded by Peter Chastain, John Jones. Witnesses: Joseph Bingley, HENRY BLAGRAVE Jr., Benjamin Stedain. Recorded: 18 March 1728 [1729]. Judith, wife of Peter Foord, relinquishes her dower right.
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From Goochland County, Virginia Wills and Deeds, 1728-1736, abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisinger III, 1983, page 8:
Page 78, 12 May 1729. John Foord of St. James Parish, Goochland Co., Planter, to Joseph Bingley of King William Parish, Goochland Co., Planter, for £20, land deeded to said Foard by his brother Peter Foard, 150 acres (see page 66). Witnesses: William Lansdon, HENRY BLAGRAVE Jr., Matthew Bingley, Esther Lansdon. Recorded: 20 May 1729. Anne, wife of John Ford, relinquished her dower right.
Page 79, 12 May 1729. William Lansdon and Hester his wife of St. James Parish, Goochland Co., Planter, to John Fourd and Stephen Fourd, son to John, of same, Planters, for £20, 133 acres in King William Parish, bounded by Stephen Renne, Capoon, the river, with all houses, etc. Witnesses: Joseph Bingley, HENRY BLAGRAVE Jr., Matthew Bingley, Judith Bingley. Recorded: 20 May 1729. Hester, wife of Lansdon, relinquishes her dower right.
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From Virginia County Records: Spotsylvania County, 1721-1800, by William Armstrong Crozier, Fox Duffield and Company, New York, 1905, page 122:
Deed Book B, 4 April 1732. William (X) Edings of St. Mark’s Parish, Spotsylvania Co., to Robert Broadaway of same Parish and County, £20 current money, 150 acres in St. Mark’s Parish, Spotsylvania Co. Witnesses: Robert Turner, HENRY (X) BLACKGROVE, Elizabeth (X) Edings. Rebecca, wife of William Edings, acknowledged her dower, etc.
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From St. Mark Parish Vestry Book and Levies, 1730-1785, Spotsylvania, Orange, and Culpeper Counties, Virginia, page 15:
At a Vestry held for St. Mark Parish at the Church for laying the Parish levy on Thursday October the 10th 1734. Order that Timothy Johnson be paid 300 lbs. of tobacco for burying HENRY BLACKGROVE.

Children of HENRY BLAGRAVE III are:

i. MANSFIELD6 BLAGRAVE, b. Bef. 1711; d. 4 Apr 1751, Hanover Co., VA.

Notes for MANSFIELD BLAGRAVE:
From Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish of Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786, transcribed and edited by C.G. Chamberlayne, page 278:
[215] Order’d into one precint for Processioning the lands of John Sym Edwd. Rice, Matthew, John, Edward, & George Sims, Thos. Prosser, Alexr. Mckenzy Kersey, Henry Tyler, Widd: Archer, Joseph Row, MANSFIELD BLAGROVE, John Crenshaw, George Butler, David Thompson, Mary Anderson, Matthew Sims & Edwd. Rice, to See the Said processioning perform’d &c. [No date. The date on the preceding records is 28 March 1732.]
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From Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish of Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786, transcribed and edited by C.G. Chamberlayne, pages 300-301:
[232] No. 23. Orderd into one precinct for processioning the Lands of the Heirs of John Syme Gent. Deceas’d, Edwd. Rice, Matthew, John, Edward and George Sims, Thos. Prosser, Alexr. Mckenzy Kersy, Henry Tyler, Widdow Archer, Joseph Row, MANSFIELD BLAGROVE, John Crenshaw, Geo: Butler, David Thompson, Mary Anderson, and that Matthew Sims and Edward Rice see the said processioning perform’d. [No date. The date on the preceding record is 20 March 1739 [1740], and the date on the following record is 29 March 1740.]
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From Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish of Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786, transcribed and edited by C.G. Chamberlayne, page 311:
[240] No. 23. Orderd into one precinct for processioning the Lands of the Heirs of John Syme Gent, Deceas’d Edward Rice, Matthew, Geo:, Edwd. & Geo: Sims, Thos. Prosser, Alexr. Kersey, Henry Tyler, Widd: Archer, Joseph Row, MANSFIELD BLAGROVE, John Crenshaw, Geo: Butler, David Thompson, Mary Anderson, and that John Sims & Edwd. Rice see the Said processioning Perform’d who made the following report, In Obedience to the within Order, we the within Nam’d John Sims and Edwd. Rice, have seen the Said Lands processiond, every Owner being Present, except Joseph Row. March 7th 1743. Signed: John Sim, Edwd. Rice.
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From Louisa County, Virginia Deed Books A and B, 1742-1759, by Rosalie Edith Davis, Bellevue, WA, 1976, page 23:
Pages 197-198, 25 March 1745. Isaac Winston Senr. and Isaac Winston Jr. of Hanover and Henrico Counties to Samuel Winston of Louisa Co., £52.10 current money, 250 acres on both sides Sudan Creek…Col. Wm. Meriwether’s and Thomas Rice’s corner…Rice’s line crossing Cubb Creek. Signed: Isaac Winston Sr., Isaac Winston Jr. Witnesses: Peter Fontaine Jr., Waddy Thomson, MANSFIELD BLAGGRAVE. Proved 24 Sept. 1745 by oaths of Waddy Thompson and MANSFIELD BLAGGRAVE.
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From Louisa County, Virginia Deed Books A and B, 1742-1759, by Rosalie Edith Davis, Bellevue, WA, 1976, page 88:
24 May 1748, page 269. MERRIFIELD [sic] BLAGRAVE agst. Samuel Winston In Case parties by their attornies and a jury to wit: Malhon Watson, John Hill, Jeremiah Glen, Andrew Rea, Daniel Burford, Richard Brooks, Champness Terry, Daniel Williams, Richard Wright, John Clarkson, Robert Tenham, Thomas Lane say, We find for the defendant, Daniel Burford Junr.
On motion John Watkins evidence for MANSFIELD BLAGRAVE agst. Samuel Winston ordered MANSFIELD pay John for 2 days attendance 50 pounds Tob.
On motion Richard Barret evidence for MANSFIELD BLAGRAVE, Samuel to pay John for 2 days attendance 50 pounds Tob.
John [?] evidence for Samuel Winston agst MANSFIELD BLAGRAVE, Samuel to pay John for 2 days attendance 50 pounds [tobacco].
On motion of John Hooper evidence for Samuel Winston agst. MANSFIELD BLAGRAVE. Samuel to pay John for 3 days allowance for returning 45 miles 3 times, 400 pounds Tob.
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Diary of John Blair, William & Mary Quarterly, Volume 8, No. 1, 1899:
Feb. 2, 1751: Last night the college bell tolled they say abt an hour, very slow and regular,
till some went up and stopt it, who saw nobody. Sent up Keeling’s bonds and mortgage in a letter to H. Gilvert P MANSFD BLAGRAVE wth a bond for him and Richd. Keeling to execute in lieu thereof and send me from their court.
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April 6, 1751: fair day. BLAGRAVE dead on ye 4th. Poor widow.
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Diary of John Blair, William & Mary Quarterly, Volume 8, No. 1, 1899:
April 6, 1751: Finishd invo and lettrs to Lyde and Hanby, datd 30 ult., was examd as an evidence in wt I knew nothing, recd lettr, P Boson of BLAGRAVE’s death, who, he tells me, died on Thursday last, ye 4th.
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From Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish of Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786, transcribed and edited by C.G. Chamberlayne, pages 321-322:
[253] No. 22. At a Vestry held for St. Paul’s Parish Sepr. 30th 1751. Order’d into one precinct for processioning the lands of John Sims, Edwd. Sims, John Syme, Supry Hardin, the Sims’s, Widd: Prosser, Alexr. Kersey, Hen: Tyler, John Archer, Thos. Green, WIDD: BLAGROVE, Joseph Crenshaw, James Gentry, David Thomson, Nelson Anderson, the Tylers, & that John Sims & Edwd. Sims See the Said Processioning perform’d before the last of March, and take and make a Return to the Vestry an account of every persons land they Shall procession, and of the persons present at the same & what Land in their precinct they Shall fail to procession, with the particular reason of Such Failure, and that the several Occupiers of the abovesd. Lands do attend the Said processions accordingly.
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From Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish of Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786, transcribed and edited by C.G. Chamberlayne, pages 389-390:
[310] No. 20. At a Vestry held for St. Paul’s Parish Novr. 19th 1759. Ordered into one Precinct for Processioning The Lands of John Syms, Edward Sims, Richard Johnson, Suprey Harding’s Heirs, David Sims, Sherwood Tinsley, James Gentry, John Shelton, Alexander Kersy, The Widdow Tyler, John Acher, Thomas Green, Thomas Smith, BLAGRAVE’s heirs, John Jones, Joseph Gentry, Joseph Crenshaw, David Thomson, Nelson Anderson Tyler and Camb and that Matthew Wellman and James Gentry see the said Processioning performed, and return their Proceedings according to Law.
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From Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish of Hanover County, Virginia, 1706-1786, transcribed and edited by C.G. Chamberlayne, page 426:
[339] No. 20. At a Vestry held for Saint Paul’s Parish 30th Novr. 1763. Ordered into one precinct for processioning the Lands of John Sims, Edward Sims, Richd. Johnsons, now Peter Lyons, Suprey Hardin’s Heir, David Sims, Sherwood Tinsley, James Gentry, John Shelton, Alexr. Kersey, Widdow Tyler, John Archer, Thomas Green, Thomas Smith, BLAGRAVE’s Heirs, John Jones, Joseph Gentry, Joseph Crenshaw, David Thomson deceas’d, Nelson Anderson Tyler & Camb, and that Richd. Foster and Sherwood Tinsley See the said processioning performed, and return their proceedings according to law.

4. ii. HENRY BLAGRAVE IV, b. Abt. 1715, York or Caroline Co., VA?; d. Sep 1781, Lunenburg Co., VA.

5. iii. ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE, b. 1715, Caroline Co., VA.   ELIZABETH6 BLAGRAVE (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENRY2 BLAGROVE, HARRY1) was born 1715 in Caroline Co., VA. She married JOHN PAMPLIN, son of ROBERT PAMPLIN. He was born 1713 in King & Queen Co., VA, and died 1788 in Lunenburg Co., VA.  Children of ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE and JOHN PAMPLIN are:

i. JOHN7 PAMPLIN, b. 1738, Lunenburg Co., VA; d. Bef. 25 Sep 1820, Lunenburg Co., VA.

ii. WILLIAM PAMPLIN, b. 1740, Caroline Co., VA; d. 1810, Campbell Co., VA.

iii. ELIZABETH PAMPLIN, b. 1742, Caroline Co., VA; d. Lunenburg Co., VA.

iv. HENRY BLAGRAVE PAMPLIN, b. 1744, Caroline Co., VA; d. Lunenburg Co., VA.

4. HENRY6 BLAGRAVE IV (HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENRY2 BLAGROVE, HARRY1) was born Abt. 1715 in York or Caroline Co., VA?, and died Sep 1781 in Lunenburg Co., VA. He married MARY KNEWSTEP. She died Aft. May 1786.

Notes for HENRY BLAGRAVE IV:
From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Books, 1740-1746, page 54:
Page 95, 12 March 1741/2. Ordered that James Littlepage pay HENRY BLAGRAVE 300 pounds of tobacco for three days’ attendance and coming and going 25 miles three times as an evidence for him against Bradford.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Books, 1740-1746, page 40:
Page 236-237, 11 Nov. 1743. A Grand Inquest being impanelled, Jacob Johns, HENRY BLAGRAVE, John Sutton, Wm. Roe, Wm. Daniel, Wm. Brown, Jos. Woolfolk, Saml. Mager, James Dismukes, Charles Yarbrough, Thos. Blasingham, Henry Harris, Samuel Staws, Wm. Stone, Thos. Madison, James Terril, Jno. Sanders, Joseph Stevens, and John Miller, returned their presentments.
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From Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volume 5, 1741-1749, page 66:
HENRY BLACKGRAVE, 1,200 acres Louisa Co. on the branches of the North Fork of James River at the foot of the Great Mountains; on the side of a Mountain, the Spur of a Mountain and a Spur of Lick Mountain; adjoining Mr. James Cox, Thomas Hackett, John Hackett, and Thomas Collins; 25 Nov. 1743, page 643; £6. [Included in Samuel Garlick’s 2,400 acres in Patent Book 28, page 648.]
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From Louisa County [Virginia] Order Book, 1742-1743, by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1999, page 57:
Page 90, 9 Jan. 1743/44. Ordered that James Littlepage pay HENRY BLACKGROVE for three days attendance and for coming and returning thirty six miles three times in his suit against Gilbert Gibson.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Books, 1740-1746, page 63:
Page 280, 8 June 1744. It’s ordered HENRY BLAGRAVE, Thomas Burch, Benja. Falkner and Wm. Falkner appraise the estate of Eliza. Pickrell.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Books, 1740-1746, page 65-66:
Page 285-288, 9 June 1744. Wm. Woodford Gent. vs. Thos. Hughs. Case. Jury, John Newton, Wm. Oliver, Richard Straughn, Richard George, John Carter, Richd. Eubank, HENRY BLAGRAVE, Richard Tankersley, James Dismukes, Charles Beasley, Thos. Ship, and Wm. Terrell, find for the plaintiff £5.1.11 current money. James Dismukes, foreman.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Books, 1740-1746, page 68:
Page 291, 13 July 1744. It is ordered that John Wyatt, John Scott, Walter Chiles, and HENRY BLAGRAVE appraise the estate of James Terry.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Books, 1740-1746, page 75-76:
Pages 309-310, 11 Aug. 1744. Action of trespass on the case. Edward Landers against HENRY BLAGRAVE. Jury, John Dudley, John Honey, James Powell, Richard Straughn, Richd. Eubank, George Trible, Richard Coleman, John Sanders, Joseph Street, Henry Powell, Peter Oliver, and James Trice, find for the defendant. John Dudley, foreman.

It’s ordered HENRY BLAGRAVE pay Thomas Burch 125 pounds of tobacco for five days’ attendance against Landers.

It’s ordered Edward Landers pay Moody Jenings 445 pounds of tobacco for seven days’ attendance and coming and going five times 18 miles vs. BLAGRAVE.
Action of trespass on the case. James Powell, executor of the last will and testament of Robert Powell, against John Honey. Jury, Catlett Man, John Davis, Richard Straughn, Richard Eubank, HENRY BLAGRAVE, George Trible, Richard Coleman, John Sanders, Henry Powell, James Trice, Henry Wood, Thomas Pickett, find for the defendant. Richard Coleman, foreman.
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From Louisa County, Virginia, Deed Books A and B, 1742-1749, page 16:
Deed Book A, pages 152-153, 8 Oct. 1744. HENRY BLACKGRAVE and MARY, his wife, of Caroline Co., to Samuel Garlick of same, for £8, 8s, 9d, 1,200 acres on the north fork of the James River at the fork of the Great Mountains; granted to BLACKGRAVE by patent 25 Nov. 1743…Mr. James Coxes corner…Thomas Hackett’s line…on the side of a Mountain…spur of Sick Mountain in John Hackett’s line…Thomas Collins’ corner. Signed: HENRY BLACKGRAVE, MARY BLACKGRAVE. Witnesses: Robert Donal, Richard Holland. 8 Oct. 1744, acknowledged by HENRY BLACKGRAVE. MARY, his wife, relinquished right of dower.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Books, 1740-1746, page 17:
Pages 468-469, 10 May 1745. A Grand Inquest being impanelled, John Holloway, Wm. Wyatt, John Dudley, James Lindsey, James Collins, Richard Eubank, Thomas Banks, Robert Stanfield, Joseph Walson, Saml. Haws, George Tribble, HENRY BLAGRAVE, Richard Straughan, Wm. Daniel jur., John Scott, Francis Stern, Charles Holloway, and Gabriel Long, returned their presentments.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Books, 1740-1746, pages 26-27:
Page 490, 14 June 1745. …And 10 Aug. [1743] the defendant have leave to imparle and on 9 Sept. [1743] the suit is continued and 9 December [1743] the defendant by William Waller, Gent., his attorney says that he Richd. George, John Carter, Richd. Eubank, HENRY BLAGRAVE, Richard Tankersley, Jas. Dismukes, Charles Beasley, Thos. Ship, and Wm. Terrill, who say the defendant is guilty. On the prayer of the defendant the Court do respite the given judgment until the next Court, at which, 10 August [1743] came the defendant by his attorney and to stay judgment on the verdict for errors shows the following causes: …
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From Louisa County, Virginia Historical Magazine, Volume 15, page 76:
Abstracts of Law Order Book, 1742-1748:
At a Court held for Louisa County 27 January 1745/46. On the motion of HENRY BLACKGRAVE a Witness from Caroline [Co.] for John Pearson against James Littlepage it is Ordered that the said John pay the said HENRY for three days attendance and for coming and returning thirty seven miles four hundred and eight pounds of tobacco.
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From Caroline County, Virginia Order Book, 1740-1746, Part 3 (1744-1746), by John Frederick Dorman, Washington, DC, 1973, page 78:
Page 606, 14 June 1746. James Rawlings and Sarah his wife acknowledged their deed indented to HENRY BLAGRAVE.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1746-1754, page 34:
Page 50, 10 July 1747. It’s ordered John Brunskill, Clerk, pay John Hutchison 200 pounds of tobacco for eight days’ attendance…HENRY BLAGRAVE 175 pounds of tobacco for seven days’ attendance as an evidence for him against Southworth.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1746-1754, page 6:
Page 127, 10 Dec. 1748. Action of debt. HENRY BLAGRAVE against Henry Cooper. For £12.15.0 current money. The Sheriff made return he attached two servant men, one servant woman, one horse, a parcel of chairs, a table, some cattle, being the estate of Henry Cooper. It is considered by the Court the plaintiff recover £12.15.0. It is ordered the Sheriff cause the servants, horse, cattle, and goods to be sold and that Nelly and Ann Lahoan’s debts be first satisfied out of the money.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1746-1754, page 22:
Page 145, Feb.(?) 1748/9. Nelly and Ann Lahone making it appear that Henry Cooper is indebted to them £11.14.3 current money, it is ordered the Sheriff pay them the sum out of the estate of Henry Cooper which he attached and the remainder to HENRY BLAGRAVE in satisfaction of his judgment.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1746-1754, page 27:
Page 151, 12 May 1749. It is ordered that Nelly Lahoan pay George Stone 125 pounds of tobacco for five days’ attendance as an evidence for her against BLAGRAVE.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1746-1754, page 35:
Page 160, 14 July 1749. It is ordered Walter Chiles, John Sutton, HENRY BLAGRAVE, and Wm. Faulkner view the road Thomas Terry petitions to have turned from Whitehead’s Ordinary to Littlepage’s Bridge and make report.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1746-1754, page 36:
Page 161, 14 July 1749. It’s ordered that John Hutcherson, overseer of the road from Chesterfield to the Forest of Needwood have the following people, John Brunskill’s, John Plant, Thomas Banks, HENRY BLAGRAVE, Thomas Burch, Stephen Terry, Waller Chiles, John Wiatt, William Wiatt, Richard Wiatt, Mr. Carter’s upper quarter, Robert Farguson, Richard Bradford, and John Cape.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1746-1754, page 75:
Page 215, 13 April 1750. HENRY BLAGRAVE and MARY his wife acknowledged their deed indented to Thomas Burch.
HENRY BLAGRAVE and MARY his wife acknowledged their deed to Moody Jennings.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, page 50:
Pages 156-158, 4 April 1750. John Fort of Southampton Co. to HENRY BLAGRAVE of Caroline Co., £25, 200 acres in Lunenburg Co., in a fork of the Meherrin River beginning at Briggs’s corner on river, thence south. Signed: John Fort. Witnesses: William Roberts, James Roberts, Richd. Ellis, Tandey Walker. Recorded 2 Oct. 1750.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 2, pages 37-38:
Pages 20-22, 3 July 1750. Tandy Walker and Judith his wife of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co., to HENRY BLAGRAVE of St. Margaret’s Parish, Caroline Co., £150, 180 acres in Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co., on both sides of the upper south fork of the Meherrin River, at mouth of south fork, up river, to point on north fork, and thence down river to beginning. Signed: Tandy Walker. Witnesses: Lydall Bacon, John Lester, Bryant Lester. Recorded 3 July 1750. Judith, wife of Walker, relinquished her dower right.
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From Caroline County, Virginia, Order Book, 1746-1754, page 1:
Page 232, 10 Aug. 1750. Upon the petition of John Hutchisson, surveyor of the roads from Chesterfield to Needwood and also from the road that strikes out of the ridge road to the reedy church, it is ordered he have the following people to assist him in clearing the said roads, Jno. Brunskill Clerk, Jno. Plants, Thos. Bankes, HENRY BLAGROVE, Thos. Burch’s, Stephen Terry’s, Walter Chiles’, Jno. Wyatt’s, Richd. Wyatt’s, Col. Carter’s three upper quarters, Robt. Farguson’s, Richd. Bradford’s, Jno. Lucas’ Senr., John Lucas jr., Wm. Lowry’s, Wm. Chiles, Geo. Keeling’s, Richd. Watkins’, Mrs. Anderson’s, Martin Hollond’s, Jno. George jr., Wm. Isbell, John Butler, and Richard Brame people.
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From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
For 1751, List taken by Richd. Witton Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Senr.
and his son 7

For 1752, List taken by Lyddall Bacon Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr.
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Senr. 7
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 4, page 68:
Pages 487-488, 7 June 1757. John Willingham of Lunenburg Co. to HENRY BLAGRAVE of same county, £20, 200 acres in Lunenburg Co. on both sides of Liles Creek, from creek along James Roberts line northwest, along James Williams line, along Charles Hundley line, up mouth of branch to Thomas Nance’s line, to said BLAGRAVE’s line, to creek. Signed: John (+) Willingham. Witnesses: Geo. Walton, Charles Hundley, Barnaby (B) Wells. Recorded: 7 June 1757. Ann, wife of Willingham, relinquished her dower right.
Pages 489-492, 7 June 1757. Daniel Price and Mary his wife of Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg Co. to HENRY BLAGRAVE of same place, £50, 400 acres in Lunenburg Co., granted Phillip Poindexter 10 Sept. 1755, at Tandy Walker’s corner on Juniper Creek, just above where it runs into river, to Rivers’s line, to river. Signed: Daniel Price. Witnesses: John Smith, David Garland, Wm. Arvin. Recorded: 7 June 1757.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
October Court 1757. HENRY BLAGRAVE Junr. is appointed Surveyor of the road leading from the North Maherrin to the Middle Maherrin, whereof HENRY BLAGRAVE Senr. was late Surveyor and it is ordered that he together with the hands that assisted the said HENRY BLAGRAVE Senr. thereon do forthwith clear & keep the same in repair according to law. Lunenburg Co., Virginia Court Order Book 4, page 382.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 5, page 25:
Pages 186-188, 4 April 1758. HENRY BLAGRAVE Senr. to HENRY BLAGRAVE Jr., both of Lunenburg Co., love & affection, 500 acres in Lunenburg Co., south side North Meherrin [River], along Briges [Briggs’s] old line to Liles Creek, Thomas Fort’s fomer line to Elam’s & down said river. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Recorded 4 April 1758.
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From The Old Free State, by Landon C. Bell, page 144:
An effort was again made to divide the county [Lunenburg Co., VA] in 1759. The question was an important one in the campaign for the House of Burgesses, for the session beginning September 14 (32 Geo. II), 1758. The candidates were Clement Read, Mathew Marrable, and HENRY BLAGRAVE. Just how Read and Blagrave stood on the question of dividing the county we know only inferentially. But Marrable was committed to the proposition. Not only so, but he very injudiciously wrote a letter to David Caldwell agreeing if elected to use his utmost endeavors to divide the county or forfeit five hundred pounds. Read and Marrable were returned elected, and BLAGRAVE on September 15, 1758, presented to the House of Burgesses a petition contesting the election of both (Journal, House of Burgesses, 1758-1761, p. 8).
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
1759. Mr. Attorney also reported that the said committee had under their consideration the petition of Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE to them referred, complaining of an undue election and return of Mr. Clement Read and Mr. Matthew Marrable to serve as burgesses in this present general assembly for the county of Lunenburg…(evidence submitted herewith)…It was resolved that Clement Read is duly elected to serve as burgess…and resolved that Matthew Marrable is not duly elected to serve. Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1758-1761, pages 83-84.
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From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
Chapter III, Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1752, 1764, 1769
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Gent., List of Tithes for 1764, Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, June 10, 1764

BLAGRAVE, HENRY Tithes Land
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 11 1,870
BLAGRAVE, HENRY, Junr. 1 200

At June Court, 1766, Thomas Tabb, HENRY BLAGROVE, David Garland and Thomas Chambers, gentlemen, were appointed to take such lists.
At June Court, 1767, David Garland, HENRY BLAGROVE, Christopher Billups, Thomas Chambers, Thomas Winn and Jonathan Patterson were appointed to take the said lists for “this present year.”
At May Court, 1768, David Garland, HENRY BLAGROVE, Thomas Chambers, Thomas Winn and Jonathan Patterson, gentlemen, were the appointees.

A List of Tithables taken by Richard Claiborne, Gent., for the year 1769.
Tithables Land
HENRY BLAGRAVE
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 14 2,170
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From The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 40, pages 302-304: Lunenburg County Officials, 1763-1770, contributed by Robert Y. Clay, Richmond, Virginia:
The following paper endorsed “Oaths to the Government and Test” was recently found among a miscellaneous collection of Lunenburg County loose papers at the Virginia State Archives. It is unusual in that it contains the original signatures of the individuals.
Feby 9th 1764 – HENRY BLAGRAVE (among others)
May 10th 1764 – HENRY BLAGRAVE (among others)
Mar 14th 1765 – HENRY BLAGRAVE (among others)
January 12rh 1767 – HENRY BLAGRAVE, Thos. Winn (twice) (among others)
4 Dec 1770 – HENRY BLAGRAVE
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From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
Chapter IV, Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia: 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1783
At May Court, 1770, Joseph Williams, David Garland, HENRY BLAGROVE, Christopher Billups, Thomas Chambers and Jonathan Pattison, Junr., were appointed to take the lists.
The lists found for [1771] were taken by: Elisha Betts, Christopher Billups, HENRY BLAGROVE, Richard Claiborne, Everard Dowsing, Lodowick Farmer, Charles Hamlin, Capt. Jonathan Patteson, John Ragsdale and Thomas Winn.

List of Tithables taken for Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg County the 10th of June, 1772, By Henry Blagrave, Gent.
Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 2
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Gent.
Henry Pamplin, overseer
Sam Jordon, overseer 17

At May Court, 1773, HENRY BLAGRAVE, Christopher Billups, Thomas Winn, John Ragsdale, and Charles Hamlin were appointed to take the lists of tithes for the ensuing year. Only the lists of HENRY BLAGRAVE, John Ragsdale and Thomas Winn have been found for this year. They are as follows:

A List of Tithables taken for Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg County, the 10th day of June, 1773, by HENRY BLAGRAVE:
Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 1
HENRY BLAGRAVE
Henry Pamplin, overseer
Silvanus Walker, overseer 19

A List of Tithes for the Year 1774:
Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE
Silvanus Walker
John Pamplin 20
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 1

At May Court, 1775, Thomas Tabb, HENRY BLAGRAVE, Christopher Billups, Thomas Winn, John Ragsdale, Jonathan Patteson, and Charles Patteson were appointed to take the list of tithes in the County, for the ensuing year.

A List of Tithes Taken in Lunenburg County for the Year 1775

Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 1
HENRY BLAGRAVE
Silvonus Walker John Pamplin 22

A List of Tithes taken in Lunenburg County for the year 1776

Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Senr.
Silvanus Walker, Junr. 21
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From an email to Michelle Taunton from Suzy Machamer, sjwm@peganet.com, 27 November 2000:
Journal of the Council of the State of Virginia, 12 July 1776 – 2 Oct. 1777, Vol.1, page 222: “On the Recommendation of the County of Lunenburg It is ordered that a Commission issue to HENRY BLAGRAVE, Gentleman appointing him Sherrif of that County.” (Meeting of Friday, 1 Nov. 1776.)
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, page 45:
Page 210, 8 April 1779. HENRY BLAGRAVE senr. to Sylvanus Walker jr. and wife Sarah, all of Lunenburg Co., yearly taxes/pound rate, leases 280 acres in Lunenburg Co. on south side of Juniper Creek at mouth of Slaughter’s Creek, adjoining Saml. Jordan, James Gregory, Lester, Wm. Jordan, down branch to Juniper Creek. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Bryan Lester, Bryan Lester jr., Archer Lester, and John Hawkins. Recorded: 8 April 1779.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
Oct. 1781. HENRY BLAGRAVE & Sylvanus Walker made oath according to law and certification is granted them for obtaining letters of administration for… (who? HENRY BLAGRAVE Sr.?). Lunenburg Co.,

Virginia Order Book 14, page 77.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, pages 79-80:

Page 404, 23 Nov. 1781. HENRY BLAGRAVE [V] and wife ELIZABETH to Sylvanus Walker, both of Lunenburg Co., exchange of said Walker’s part of 4 negroes in the estate of HENRY BLAGRAVE [IV] decd., for 280 acres in Lunenburg Co. on Juniper Creek, adjoining Slaughter’s spring, Samuel Jordan, and James Gregory. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE, ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Bryan Lester jr., Nathaniel Dacus, William Glenn. Recorded: 13 Dec. 1781. ELIZABETH, wife of BLAGRAVE, relinquished dower right.

Page 405, 23 Nov. 1781. HENRY BLAGRAVE [V] and wife ELIZABETH to Henry Blagrave Pamplin, all of Lunenburg Co., exchange of said Pamplin’s part of 4 negroes in the estate of HENRY BLAGRAVE [IV] decd., for 200 acres in Lunenburg Co. on both sides of Lyles Creek, adjoining Thackstone, John Locke, Lester, and said BLAGRAVE. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE, ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Bryan Lester jr., Nathal. Dacus, Wm. Glenn. Recorded: 13 Dec. 1781. ELIZABETH, wife of BLAGRAVE, relinquished dower right.

Page 406, 24 Nov. 1781. HENRY BLAGRAVE [V] and wife ELIZABETH to Henry Cook, all of Lunenburg Co., exchange of said Cook’s part of 4 negroes in estate of HENRY BLAGRAVE [IV] decd., for 400 acres in Lunenburg Co. on west side of Meherring, adjoining Wm. Glen, Sylvanus Walker, Edwd. Jordan’s former lines on path from Juniper Creek to where said Cook lives, new line eastward to branch. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE, ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Nath. Dacus, Bryan Lester jr., William Glenn. Recorded: 13 Dec. 1781. ELIZABETH, wife of BLAGRAVE, relinquished dower right.
Page 407, 23 Nov. 1781. HENRY BLAGRAVE [V] and wife ELIZABETH to Jeremiah Glenn, all of Lunenburg Co., exchange of said Glenn’s part of 4 Negroes in estate of HENRY BLAGRAVE [IV] decd., for 333 acres in Lunenburg Co., on mouth of branch on Meherring, adjoining John Glenn (formerly David Lyle), James Eastham, old Edward Jordan’s line, north side Couches Creek, Eavins, Craghead, and Wm. Glenn. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE, ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: William Glenn, Bryan Lester jr., Nathl. Dacus. Recorded: 13 Dec. 1781. ELIZABETH, wife of BLAGRAVE, relinquished dower right.
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Page 427, 24 Nov. 1781. HENRY BLAGRAVE [V] to John Pamplin Senr., both of Lunenburg Co., exchange of said Pamplin’s part of BLAGRAVE’s deceased father’s estate for 9 Negroes: Adam, Patt, Moses, Silvanus, Daphne(?), Lucy, Lucy, Edith, Nancy. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: William Glenn, Bryan Lester jr. Recorded: 13 June 1782.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, page 83:
Page 428, 24 Nov. 1781. HENRY BLAGRAVE [V] to Henry Cook, Francine Cook, John Cook jr., Dosha Cook, Edmund Cook, and Mary Cook, all of Lunenburg Co., exchange of their part of BLAGRAVES’s deceased father’s estate for 6 Negroes: James, Mary, Lewis, Julius, Jeffry, and Silvia. Recorded: 11 July 1782.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Will Book 3, pages 99-100:
Inventory/Appraisal, estate of HENRY BLAGRAVE [IV], gent., dec’d. (by court order 11 Oct. 1781). Negroes: man Henry, woman Jenny, boys Harry, Ned, Ben, Charles, girl Jenny, man Wager, woman Patty (wife to Wager), man Adam, girls Mary, Betty, boys Lewis, Moses, Solomon, Phill, woman Amy, men Jamy, Caesar, Toby, women Fanny, Patty (L.C.), child Lucy, boys Stephen, Jeffry, women Lucy, Patty (W), boys Jack, Julius, girls Silva, Delpha, boy Joe, man Will, 44 cattle, 2 mares/colts, 5 mares, 3 horses, 22 sheep, desk, chest, looking glas, walnut table, poplar table, loomb, stand, chears, 4 feather beds/furniture, cart/wheels, c. bowl/mug, mans sadle/bridle, pr saddle bags, cradle, 2 flax wheels, 15 yards bedtyching, 6 new pewter plates, pr money scales/weights, box iron/heaters, case rasors, 2 gimblets, fiddle, copper, Bible, 8 large potts, Dutch oven/frying pan, 8 old pewter plates, 5 large basons, 2 small basons, iron chane, 8 pewter spoons, tubb/2 large pails, 2 sml pails/buckett, safe, 2 cotton wheels, jinn, cross cut saw, 10 brod hoes, 13 hilling hoes, 5 grubing hoes, 8 plow hoes, 12 aces [axes?], hand saw, drawing knife, 3 augers, iron hammer, 4 iron wedges, quantity old iron, smooth gunn, qt/pt potts, 4 bottles/16 m butter (butter molds?), wine glass, pr sheep shears, 5 cart boxes, 2 pr sterup irons, pistol, 13 reap hooks, 23 sides sole leather, quantity uper leather, 7 lb washd wool, 10 lb wool in the dirt, pr scales/weights, 4 juggs, 76 hoggs, 2 rum hogsheads, 2 barrels, 3 rawhides, 6 pr candle snuffers, spice mortar/pestle, tea skittle, flax comb, 2 pr coton cards, 3 butter potts, chamber lock, pr tongs/shovell, 6 silver tea spoons/case, pr sugar tongs, hard money, paper money, certificates for 808 lb bacon, certificate for horse 150 specie, John Pamplin Jr./Benjamin Oliver bonds for tobacco, 60 gal. brandy; value not given. Recorded 14 March 1782. Appraisers: Robert Dixon, Christ. Robertson, Stephen Wood.
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From The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 19, page 37 (“British Mercantile Claims”):
Claims of William Cunningham & Company, Petersburg Store:
HENRY BLAGRAVE. £3.18.1½. Died about 1780 or 1781, very able, and his son HENRY BLAGRAVE administered on estate and removed in 1792 to Kentucky or Tennessee.

Notes for MARY KNEWSTEP:
From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 14, page 17:
Page 75, 27 April 1784. HENRY BLAGRAVE and wife ELIZABETH, Aaron Hutchings and wife Nancy, MARY BLAGRAVE (widow/relict of HENRY BLAGRAVE, decd.) to William Cowan, all of Lunenburg Co., £1,800, 1,200 acres in Lunenburg Co., up branch from Meherrin, adjoining Henry Cook, Wm. Glen, John Glen, James Shelburne, Bryant Lester, Juniper Creek, Hutchins, Henry Pamplin, Lyles’s Creek, Nat Dacus. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE, ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE, Aaron Hutchings, and Nancy Hutchings. Witnesses: Geo. Craghead, Anthony Fulliloave, John Pamplin, TABBITHA BLAGRAVE, and SARAH BLAGRAVE. Recorded: 8 July 1784.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
May Court 1786. William Pamplin, assignee of MARY BLAGRAVE, vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE. On a Petition. Deft. summoned, appeared not. Plaintiff, by his attorney, produced the deft’s note for 1,000 weight of inspected tobacco at Petersburg. Judgment is granted said deft. for same, with interest from 24 Feb. 1785, plus costs. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 5, page 326.

Children of HENRY BLAGRAVE and MARY KNEWSTEP are:

6. i. HENRY7 BLAGRAVE V, b. 1736, Caroline Co., VA; d. 1809, Mercer Co., KY.

7. ii. SARAH BLAGRAVE, b. Abt. 1742, Virginia; d. South Carolina.

8. iii. ANNE BLAGRAVE, b. 15 Jun 1744; d. 27 Oct 1823, Laurens Co., SC.

9. iv. MARY? BLAGRAVE, d. Bef. 1777.

6. HENRY7 BLAGRAVE V (HENRY6, HENRY5, HENRY4, HENRY3, HENRY2 BLAGROVE, HARRY1) was born 1736 in Caroline Co., VA, and died 1809 in Mercer Co., KY. He married (1) ELIZABETH STOKES 22 Jul 1756 in Lunenburg Co., VA, daughter of YOUNG STOKES and ELIZABETH ALLEN?. She was born Abt. 1738 in Caroline Co., VA, and died Feb 1797 in Mercer Co., KY. He married (2) ANN KENNEDY 24 Oct 1797 in Mercer Co., KY1. She died Bet. 26 Sep – Nov 1825 in Campbell Co., KY.

Notes for HENRY BLAGRAVE V:
From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
For 1752, List taken by Lyddall Bacon Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr.
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Senr. 7
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 4, page 68:
Pages 487-488, 7 June 1757. John Willingham of Lunenburg Co. to HENRY BLAGRAVE of same county, £20, 200 acres in Lunenburg Co. on both sides of Liles Creek, from creek along James Roberts line northwest, along James Williams line, along Charles Hundley line, up mouth of branch to Thomas Nance’s line, to said Blagrave’s line, to creek. Signed: John (+) Willingham. Witnesses: Geo. Walton, Charles Hundley, Barnaby (B) Wells. Recorded: 7 June 1757. Ann, wife of Willingham, relinquished her dower right.

Pages 489-492, 7 June 1757. Daniel Price and Mary his wife of Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg Co. to HENRY BLAGRAVE of same place, £50, 400 acres in Lunenburg Co., granted Phillip Poindexter 10 Sept. 1755, at Tandy Walker’s corner on Juniper Creek, just above where it runs into river, to Rivers’s line, to river. Signed: Daniel Price. Witnesses: John Smith, David Garland, Wm. Arvin. Recorded: 7 June 1757.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
October Court 1757. HENRY BLAGRAVE Junr. is appointed Surveyor of the road leading from the North Maherrin to the Middle Maherrin, whereof HENRY BLAGRAVE Senr. was late Surveyor and it is ordered that he together with the hands that assisted the said HENRY BLAGRAVE Senr. thereon do forthwith clear & keep the same in repair according to law. Lunenburg Co., Virginia Court Order Book 4, page 382.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 5, page 25:
Pages 186-188, 4 April 1758. HENRY BLAGRAVE Senr. to HENRY BLAGRAVE Jr., both of Lunenburg Co., love & affection, 500 acres in Lunenburg Co., south side North Meherrin [River], along Briges [Briggs’s] old line to Liles Creek, Thomas Fort’s fomer line to Elam’s & down said river. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Recorded 4 April 1758.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 5, page 36:
Pages 335-336, 8 Oct. 1758. YOUNG STOKES of Lunenburg Co. to HENRY BLAGRAVE, love & affection, Negro girl Hannah now in BLAGRAVE’s possession. Signed: YOUNG STOKES. Witnesses: Lyddal Bacon, Silvanus Stokes, Thomas Nale. Recorded: 7 Nov. 1758.
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Pages 112-113, 14 May 1761. Edward Jordon to HENRY BLAGRAVE, both of Lunenburg Co., £40, [acres not noted] in Lunenburg Co., south side north Mehering River & Juniper Creek, adjoining Irby, Poindexter, said BLAGRAVE. Signed: Edward (E) Jordon. Witnesses: Abraham Maury, Lyddal Bacon, Wm. Pettipool. Recorded 5 May 1761.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 6, pages 51-52:
Pages 513-514, 1 Dec. 1761. Ham[p]ton Wade of Amelia Co. to HENRY BLAGRAVE of Lunenburg Co., £12, 300 acres in Lunenburg Co., south side Juniper Creek, adjoining Yarbrough on Sneed’s Creek, Lester, Jordin, Williams. Signed: Hampton Wade. Recorded 1 Dec. 1761.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 7, page 40:
Pages 234-235, 4 May 1762. HENRY BLAGRAVE to William Fisher, both of Lunenburg Co., £20, 100 acres in Lunenburg Co., south side Juniper Creek, adjoining Tusikey Branch, Tyree Glenn, BLAGRAVE. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Thos. Shelburn, James Shelburn, Bryant Lester. Recorded 4 May 1762.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
11 Aug. 1763. Hampton Wade, Pltf. vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE Jr. & Silvanus Walker Jr., Defts. In Debt. Defts. came not nor replied. Judgment for Pltf. Lunenburg Co., Virginia Court Order Book 9, page 146.
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Virginia House of Burgesses, Lunenburg County:
1761 Clement Reade, HENRY BLAGRAVE.
1762 Clement Reade, HENRY BLAGRAVE.
1763 HENRY BLAGRAVE, Clement Reade, Jr. (in the place of Clement Reade, dec.).
1764 HENRY BLAGRAVE, Clement Reade, Jr.
1765 HENRY BLAGRAVE, William Taylor (in the place of Clement Reade, Jr., coroner).
1766-68 William Taylor, HENRY BLAGRAVE.
1769 HENRY BLAGRAVE, John Randolph (Attorney General).
1772 Richard Claiborne, HENRY BLAGRAVE (removed as not duly elected).
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From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
Chapter III, Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia, 1752, 1764, 1769
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Gent., List of Tithes for 1764, Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg County, June 10, 1764

BLAGRAVE, HENRY Tithes Land
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 11 1,870
BLAGRAVE, HENRY, Junr. 1 200

At June Court, 1766, Thomas Tabb, HENRY BLAGROVE, David Garland and Thomas Chambers, gentlemen, were appointed to take such lists.
At June Court, 1767, David Garland, HENRY BLAGROVE, Christopher Billups, Thomas Chambers, Thomas Winn and Jonathan Patterson were appointed to take the said lists for “this present year.”
A List of Tithables taken by Richard Claiborne, Gent., for the year 1769.
Tithables Land
HENRY BLAGRAVE
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 14 2,170
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From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
Chapter IV, Lists of Tithes, Lunenburg County, Virginia: 1772, 1773, 1774, 1775, 1776, 1783
List of Tithables taken for Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg County the 10th of June, 1772, By HENRY BLAGRAVE, Gent.
Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 2 HENRY BLAGRAVE, Gent.
Henry Pamplin, overseer
Sam Jordon, overseer 17
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, page 18:
On the last Saturday and Sunday in February 1773, “Br. BLAGRAVE being charged (too justly we fear) of the sin of intemperance in liquor and he not appearing to answer for himself, there is a meeting appointed and called upon the occasion the 2nd Sunday in March.”
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, page 19:
On [the second Sunday?] in May 1773, “Br. BLAGRAVE standing accused … was by proper acknowledgements and gospel repentance restored to fellowship and privileges of the church.”
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From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
A List of Tithables taken for Cumberland Parish in Lunenburg County, the 10th day of June, 1773, by HENRY BLAGRAVE: Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 1
HENRY BLAGRAVE
Henry Pamplin, overseer
Silvanus Walker, overseer 19
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, pages 20-21:
On the last Saturday and Sunday in August 1773, “Bro. BLAGRAVE has liberty to exercise his gift [presumably to exhort and/or preach] in the limits of the church with any of the brethren.”
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, page 24:
On the last Saturday and Sunday in February 1774, “Br. BLAGRAVE, agreeable to gospel, was brought before the church and acknowledged his sin of drunkenness, etc., for which he was censured and admonished as a brother.”
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, pages 25-26: ne On the last Saturday and Sunday in April 1774, “Appointed Bro. Henry Haley and Bro. Samuel Comer to cite Bro. BLAGRAVE to appear at the meeting house next Sunday to show cause why he should not be excommunicated.”
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, page 26:
30 April-1 May 1774, HENRY BLAGRAVE did not appear “and it was thought best by a majority of the church not to excommunicate him till further opportunity.”
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, page 26:
8 May 1774, “HENRY BLAGRAVE appeared … and begged a greater time to repent, agreeable to his request we spared him till the last Saturday and Sunday in the month.”
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From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
A List of Tithes for the Year 1774: Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE
Silvanus Walker
John Pamplin 20
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 1
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, pages 26-27:
Last Saturday and Sunday in May 1774, “Received Bro. BLAGRAVE into our Christian fellowship upon his acknowledgemnt his sin…”
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From 1771-1844 Minutes of Meherrin Baptist Church in Lunenburg County, Virginia, page 28: On the last Saturday and Sunday in August 1774, “HENRY BLAGRAVE [cited] for unchristian behavior, getting drunk, etc., forbearing to hear all the church’s admonition and reproof, in consequence of which he was put under the great sentence of excommunication which was proclaimed in public.”
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From Sunlight on the Southside [Lunenburg County, Virginia]:
A List of Tithes Taken in Lunenburg County for the Year 1775

Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Junr. 1
HENRY BLAGRAVE
Silvonus Walker
John Pamplin 22

A List of Tithes taken in Lunenburg County for the year 1776

Tithes
HENRY BLAGRAVE, Senr.
Silvanus Walker, Junr. 21
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From Journals of the House of Burgesses in Virginia, page 252:
Wednesday, 18 March 1772. Petition of HENRY BLAGRAVE complaining of an undue Election and Return of Mr. Thomas Pettus to serve as a burgess….for the county of Lunenburg…and add to the votes of Nathaniel Laffoon and Hugh Wallace who appear to have voted for the Petitioner, but their names not entered upon the poll….therefore, it is the opinion of this Committee that Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE is duly elected to serve as Burgess.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
June Court 1773. HENRY BLAGRAVE vs. Thomas Willingham. On a petition. Deft. summoned, appeared not, judgment granted agains him for £1 10 shillings 11 pence, plus costs. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 2, page 203.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 12, pages 372-373:
13 Jan. 1774. Robert Cheatham to James Johnson [as Deputy to Abraham Maury, Sheriff], all of Lunenburg Co., £500 (highest bid), Negroe woman Violet; Violet sd. to be property of HENRY BLAGRAVE junr., was sold to satisfy debts against sd. BLAGRAVE; HENRY BLAGRAVE senr. claims property in sd. slave; secured to sd. Johnson by Cheatham’s Negroes Hanah & Lucy & 300 acres in Lunenburg Co., Rockey branch, near Nottoway River, where sd. Cheatham lives, adjoining Joseph Minor, John Nash, John Barnes. Signed: Robert Cheatham. Recorded: 10 Feb. 1774.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
Feb. Court 1774. Judgment granted HENRY BLAGRAVE agst. Thomas Willingham for £2.12.2 plus legal interest and costs. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 2, page 309.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 12, page 65:
Page 435-437, 12 Jan. 1775. John Winn Junr. of Lunenburg Co., to John Webb of Amelia Co., £100, 381 acres in Lunenburg Co. on south side of Fucking [now Modest] Creek, head of False [Falls?] Creek, new line to Wm. Stone, John Stone, Hall, Hubbard, Williams, north fork Falls Creek. Signed: John Winn Junr. Witnesses: Sam Burkes, Jesse Burns, Peter Lamkin, Elisha Betts, HENRY BLAGRAVE, Wm. Hatchett. Recorded 9 March 1775.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, page 11:
Page 1, 13 Feb. 1777. HENRY BLAGRAVE to Bryant Lester, both of Lunenburg Co., £50, 100 acres in Lunenburg Co., north side of Juniper Creek in branches, adjoining said BLAGRAVE and Lester. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Recorded: 13 Feb. 1777.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, page 46:
Page 214, 11 Feb. 1779. Robert Cheatham and CYRUS MINOR gave £300 bond to James Johnson for executing said Cheatham execution against HENRY BLAGRAVE. Signed: Robert Cheatham, CYRUS MINOR. Witness: Dd. Stokes jr. Recorded: 9 April 1779.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
March Court, 1780. John Stockton vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE, Thomas Hutchings, and Aaron Hutchins. In Debt. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 3, page 86.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, page 66:
Page 332, 13 July 1780. William Fisher to HENRY BLAGRAVE, both of Lunenburg Co., £800, 100 acres in Lunenburg Co. on spring branch of Juniper Creek, [adjoining] Tussikeyer Creek, Glen, BLAGRAVE, new line N. Signed: William (X) Fisher. Recorded: 13 July 1780.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, page 70:
Page 354, 9 Nov. 1780. HENRY BLAGRAVE to John Pamplin jr., both of Lunenburg Co., 10,000 pounds tobacco, 200 acres in Lunenburg Co. on south side of Juniper Creek and its branches, adjoining James Shelbon, Thos. Shelbon, and Bryant Lester. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Recorded: 9 Nov. 1780.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Publick Claims, 1780-1784, pages 1-
At a court held for Lunenburg County the 15th day of March 1782 agreeable to an act for adjusting claims for property impressed or taken for public use:
HENRY BLAGRAVE 772# beef
Estate of HENRY BLAGRAVE 650# beef
Estate of HENRY BLAGRAVE, Gent., dec’d. for a bay stud 4 years impressed by order Brig. Gen. Lawson.
Estate of HENRY BLAGRAVE, Gent. for a horse 12-13 years impress by orders of Col. Henry Morris.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, page 94:
Page 538, 10 April 1783. HENRY BLAGRAVE to AARON HUTCHINGS, both of Lunenburg Co., for love and affection as father to son, 100 acres in Lunenburg Co., on south side of Liles’s Creek, branch of north fork of Meherrin, adjoining Nathaniel Dacus, Bryan Lester, Pamplin. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: William Thackston, Anthony Fullilove, and Malcom Johnston. Recorded: 14 Aug. 1783.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 13, 1777-1784, abstracted by June Banks Evans, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, New Orleans, LA, 1991, page 94:
Page 534, 11 April 1783. HENRY BLAGRAVE to son-in-law EDWARD HATCHETT, both of Lunenburg Co., for love and affection, negro girl Jane. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Malcom Johnson, ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE, TABBITHA BLAGRAVE. Recorded: 10 July 1783.
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From Sunlight on the Southside:
A List of Taxable Property Taken by Christopher Robertson, Gent. For the Year 1783

Tithes
BLACKGRAVE, HENRY 13 7
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 14, page 20:
Page 109, 8 Feb. 1784. HENRY BLAGRAVE of Cumberland Parish, Lunenburg Co., to AARON HUTCHINGS, b/sale Negroes Waga and wife Patt, men Seacer and Tom, boys Fanny, Tabitha, also 3 mares, 2 horses, stock of cattle and hoggs, all purchase money received above £700 for sale of his land on Meherren River and Juniper Creek; in consideration of 700 acres in Pittsylvania Co. near Bannester River on Bare Skin Creek in value of £1,150 and balance of cash and bonds said Hutchings has endorsed to said BLAGRAVE. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: James Harriss and Wm. Moore. Recorded: 9 Sept. 1784.
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From The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 30, page 31:
Legal Notices from the Virginia Gazette, Richmond, 1784:
14 Feb. 1784. William Cowan at Lunenburg County forewarns all persons from purchasing from Mr. HENRY BLAGRAVE [V] or AARON HUTCHINGS a tract of land lying mostly in the fork of the Juniper and Maherrin in this county on which BLAGRAVE resides, as they have sold it to him.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 14, page 17:
Page 75, 27 April 1784. HENRY BLAGRAVE and wife ELIZABETH, AARON HUTCHINGS and wife NANCY, MARY BLAGRAVE (widow/relict of HENRY BLAGRAVE, decd.) to William Cowan, all of Lunenburg Co., £1,800, 1,200 acres in Lunenburg Co., up branch from Meherrin, adjoining Henry Cook, Wm. Glen, John Glen, James Shelburne, Bryant Lester, Juniper Creek, Hutchins, Henry Pamplin, Lyles’s Creek, Nat Dacus. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE, ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE, AARON HUTCHINGS, and NANCY HUTCHINGS. Witnesses: Geo. Craghead, Anthony Fulliloave, John Pamplin, TABBITHA BLAGRAVE, and SARAH BLAGRAVE. Recorded: 8 July 1784.
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From Lunenburg County, Virginia, Deed Book 14, page 18:
Page 91, 12 Aug. 1784 ELIZABETH, wife of HENRY BLAGRAVE, and NANCY, wife of AARON HUTCHINGS, relinquished dower right to land conveyed [Wm. Cowan]. Signed: William Taylor, CLC. Recorded: 12 Aug. 1784.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
May Court 1786. William Pamplin, assignee of MARY BLAGRAVE, vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE. On a Petition. Deft. summoned, appeared not. Plaintiff, by his attorney, produced the deft’s note for 1,000 weight of inspected tobacco at Petersburg. Judgment is granted said deft. for same, with interest from 24 Feb. 1785, plus costs. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 5, page 326.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
Nov. Court 1786. James Mead vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE. On a Petition. Deft. appearing not, found for Plaintiff £1.10 plus costs. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 5, page 394.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
May Court 1787. Joseph Smith vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE. In debt. Thomas Hutchins appearing in room of said deft. Judgment for pltff. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 5, page 452.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
May Court 1787. James Johnson vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE. On a petition. Deft. not appearing, judgment plus interest for Pltff. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 5, page 455.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
Nov. Court 1787. Menoah Swillevant vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE. On a petition. Deft. appearing not, judgment for pltff plus legal interest and costs. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 6, page 25.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
July Court 1788. Joseph Smith vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE & Archibald Campbell. For pltff. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 6, pages 137-138.
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From Cecilia G. Schiller, 248 Rainbow Drive, Livingston, TX, 77399-2048, cgschiller@aol.com, 15 January 2000:
May Court 1791. Daniel Sewell vs. HENRY BLAGRAVE. On an attachment. Judgment for costs of the pltff. Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Court Order Book 7, page 11.
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From The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 19, page 37 (“British Mercantile Claims”):
Claims of William Cunningham & Company, Petersburg Store:
HENRY BLAGRAVE. £3.18.1½. Died about 1780 or 1781, very able, and his son HENRY BLAGRAVE administered on estate and removed in 1792 to Kentucky or Tennessee.
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From The Virginia Genealogist, Volume 19, page 104 (“British Mercantile Claims”):
Claims of Spiers, Bowman & Company, Lunenburg Store:
HENRY BLAGRAVE JUNR. £0.18.3¾. Removed to Kentucky or Tennessee about 1792.
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From Mercer County, Kentucky Records, Volume 1, page 308:
Page 354, 24 April 1792. An instrument of writing from HENRY BLACKGRAVE and ELIZABETH BLACKGRAVE his wife, to their children, was acknowledged and ordered recorded.
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From Mercer County, Kentucky Records, Volume 1, page 388:
Page 106, 22 July 1794. Indenture from Jacob Crow to HENRY BLAGRAVE was acknowledged and ordered recorded.
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From Mercer County, Kentucky Records, Volume 1, page 389:
Page 107, 22 July 1794. Indenture from William Brumfield to Jacob Crow was proved by HARRISON BLAGRAVE, HENRY BLAGRAVE and John Wren, witnesses thereto, and ordered recorded.
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From Mercer County, Kentucky Records, Volume 1, page 485:
Page 351, 28 Nov. 1797. Indenture from Nicholas Wren to HENRY BLAGRAVE was acknowledged and ordered recorded.
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From Mercer County, Kentucky Records, Volume 2, page 56 (marriage bonds):
John Anderson, to Ann Sutton, with Josiah Grover as surety, February 3, 1798. HENRY BLAGRAVE and ANN BLAGRAVE his wife give consent for bride, wife stating that Ann Sutton is her daughter and is of age, same date, witnessed by Joseph Dicken and Mary Dicken.
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Campbell County, Kentucky Will Book A, page 71:
Will of Charles Dicken of Campbell County, written 20 Dec. 1802, recorded May Court 1803.
Wife Margret; sons Robert Sutton, JAMES BLAGRAVE; daughters Ann Gentry, Sarah Pullum.
Executors: Wife Margret, HENRY BLAGRAVE, Joseph Dicken.
Test: Lot Dickin, Mary Dickin, ANN BLAGRAVE.
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From Mercer County, Kentucky, Deed Book 5, page 535:
24 October 1805. HENRY BLAGRAVE of Campbell Co., Kentucky, conveys to HARRISON BLAGRAVE of Mercer Co., for £10 and love and good will which the said HENRY bears towards his son, HARRISON, he deeds his right, title, and claim to and in 150 acres in Campbell Co. on Pond Creek, a part of Anthony Walton White’s survey of 7,000 acres and the place on which John Colvin formerly lived, and adjoining Esquire Grant and John Lipscomb. Also gives him a feather bed and furniture and £12. Signed: HENRY BLAGRAVE. Witnesses: Jeremiah Briscoe, John Durham, and Samuel Carr. Proved in Mercer Co. by witnesses Dec. 1805 and Jan. 1806 and recorded.
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From American Heritage History of the US, Volume 3, by Margaret Hartman and William Rus Stevens:

On Monday, February 12, 1798 at the house of William Anderson in Newport, James Lee was the first person granted a license to solemnize matrimony in the new Campbell County. He was a regular member of the Baptist Church.

In July of 1801 “HENRY BLAGRAVE having produced testimonials that he is in regular communion with the Baptist Society is therefore licensed to solemnize the rights of Matrimony, he having together with Joseph Dicken and John Roberts his securities acknowledged Bond as the law directs.” It is believed that HENRY BLAGRAVE was from Lunanburg County, Virginia but he came to Harrodsburg in Mercer Co., Kentucky, where in 1797 he married ANN LINDSAY SUTTON, widow of Robert Sutton, who died in 1795, and step-daughter of William Kennedy, all from Charlotte County, Virginia. By 1799 they are all in Campbell County. This consisted of ANN [LINDSAY SUTTON] BLAGRAVE’s daughters, Mary Jane, wife of Joseph Dicken; Margaret, wife of Charles Dicken, later in 1803 to be the wife of William Gosney; Ann, wife of John Anderson, and the Kennedys.

By 1802 there is HENRY BLAGRAVE’s Meeting House as mentioned in an 1818 deed. However, the first record is in 1804 when Isham Prewit of Mercer County sold for 40 shillings to William Gosney, Deacon to the Brush Creek Society of the Baptist Church and his successors in office, 2 acres of land on Brush Creek adjoining John Clark’s and Robert Sutton’s surveys. The 1802 transaction was probably no more than a handshake, a gentleman’s agreement, that was regularized in 1804.

Notes for ANN KENNEDY:
1810 Kentucky Census, Campbell County, page 47:
BLAGRAVE, ANN
1 female age 45+ 2 female slaves
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Campbell County, Kentucky Will Book B, page 164:

I, ANN BLAGRAVE a citizen of Campbell County and State of Kentucky now being in my right mind and Senses but owing to my old age and declining years, do make, ordain and declare this to be my last will and testament revoking all others in the name of the Lord Amen I will and bequeath unto my daughter MARY DICKENS one bed striped with yellow furnished with a common portion of clothing to will and dispose of as she may please. I will and bequeath unto my daughter MARGARET GOSNEY one bed striped with blue with a common portion of clothing to will and dispose of as she may please. I will and bequeath unto my daughter ANN ANDERSON one bed marked with the letter A on the tick with a common portion of clothing to will and dispose of as She may please. I will and bequeath unto my granddaughter of my daughter ANN, ROSANNA L. CALDWELL, one set of silver tea spoons to will and dispose of as she may think best. The remaining part of my loose property such as household or kitchen furniture with Books to be sold to the highest bidder, and the value therof to be equally divided between my three daughters MARY DICKENS, MARGARET GOSNEY, and ANN ANDERSON, or otherwise if the above named three can divide the above named property by lot so that each one of them shall be satisfied with said division it can be so done, otherwise proceed to sell as above mentioned except the contents of two chests which is to be opened in one two or three days after I am buried and the contents thereof to be equally divided between my daughters MARY DICKENS, MARGARET GOSNEY, and ANN ANDERSON to will and dispose of as they may please (refer to the next page) My land which is in the County of Campbell and State of Kentucky. It being or lying on the waters of Wellser creek the Survey containing three hundred and ten acres according to the ground plat and field notes is to be sold at a credit of two years after the following manner to wit. one half to be paid at the expiration of one year after the date of sale the other half of the value thereof to be paid at the expiration of two years after the day of the sale. That sum of money for which my land may be sold for to be equally divided between my three daughters MARY DICKENS, MARGARET GOSNEY, and ANN ANDERSON to will and dispose of as they may please. I ANN BLAGRAVE do appoint Robert Shaw and William Gosney as my executors to act in regulating and selling and dividing as the above named or mentioned property of my estate signed with my hand and sealed with my seal this twenty sixth day of September in the year of our Lord one thousand and eight hundred and twenty five

Signed: ANN (X) BLAGRAVE
Witnesses: Robert S Decker, James B Dicken, John H Caldwell, John Stephens
[Note: in the Clerk’s copy of this document there is a written note inserted at this point saying: “Is this the widow of HENRY BLAGRAVE who was widow ANN SUTTON & mard H.B. in Mercer Co early about 1789? 18-31-35 HS”  This is true, it turns out, except for the exact year of marriage. Who HS was is not known, but the note was apparently added about 1935.]

Campbell County Sct. November Court 1825
The foregoing last will and testament of ANN BLAGRAVE deceased was produced into Court the 29th day of November 1825 and proven by the Oaths of John H Caldwell and James B Dickens subscribing witness thereto to be the act and deed of the said ANN BLAGRAVE And that the said ANN BLAGRAVE at the time of signing sealing and publishing the same was of sound and disposing mind and memory, Whereupon the same was ordered to be recorded, which is done accordingly, And on the motion of Robert Shaw and William Gosney the executors therein named who qualified according to law together with John Drysdale, William Lipscomb and John H. Caldwell their securities, executed and acknowledged bond in the penalty of $2000 Conditioned as the law directs Given under my hand this 1st day of Dec. 1825. James Taylor, Clerk.

Marriage Notes for HENRY BLAGRAVE and ANN KENNEDY:
From Mercer County, Kentucky Records, Volume 2, page 48 (marriage bonds):
HENRY BLAGRAVE, to [Mrs.] ANN SUTTON, with John Decker as surety, October 24, 1797.
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From Mercer County, Kentucky Records, Volume 1, page 481:
Page 343, 24 Oct. 1797. Indenture containing articles of a marriage contract between HENRY BLAGRAVE and [Mrs.] ANN SUTTON was acknowledged by them and ordered to be recorded.

Children of HENRY BLAGRAVE and ELIZABETH STOKES are:

11. i. MARY NEWSTEP8 BLAGRAVE, b. Abt. 1757, Lunenburg Co., VA; d. Aft. 1806, Pittsylvania Co., VA.

12. ii. ELIZABETH BLAGRAVE, b. Abt. 1758, Lunenburg Co., VA.

13. iii. TALITHA BLAGRAVE, b. 22 Jun 1767; d. 20 May 1856, Boyle Co., KY.

14. iv. NANCY BLAGRAVE, d. 1840, St. Charles Co., MO.

15. v. SARAH BLAGRAVE, b. 18 May 1769, Lunenburg Co., VA; d. 1 Jul 1848, Boyle Co., KY.

16. vi. HARRISON BLAGRAVE, b. 1772, Lunenburg Co., VA; d. 1818, Dubois Co., IN.

17. vii. BANNISTER BALLARD BLAGRAVE, b. 22 Jun 1774, Lunenburg Co., VA; d. 1 Apr 1846, Boyle Co., KY.

Source: Michele Taunton’s Ancestors: Descendants of Henry Blagrave I.

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