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     Wilis of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1656-1692

Will of Colonel John CATLETT

The first party to explore and reach the summit of the Blue Ridge Mountains was led by Colonel John Catlett, of Rappahannock County, as gleanded from "An Account of Virginia," communicated to the Royal Society in 1676, by Mr. Thomas Glover, "an ingenious Chirurgion that hath lived some years in that country." (Blackwell's reprint, Oxford, 1904):

"There was a Colonel Catlet, that was a good Mathematician, who with some other Gentlemen took a Journy to make some further discoveries of the country to the Westward, and arriving at the foot of the Mountains early in the morning, they left their horses and endeavoured to gain the tops of the Mountains, which they accomplished about four ofthe clock in the afternoon, and then looking further forward they discovered other Mountains, whereof they took the altitutude and judged them inaccessible; which discouraged them from any further attempts, their design being chiefly to discover whether there were any Rivers that ran into the South Ocean.

Colonel Catlett married prior to 5 Jan 1663/4 Elizabeth the widow of Captain Francis Slaughter, Deeds &c 1656-1664 page 326.

According to Dr and Mrs William Carter Stubbs in "A History of Two Virginia Families Transplanted from County Kent, England." Colonel Catlett was killed by the Indians while defending at fort at Port Royal, 1670. By his will he left his daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah Catlett, 600 acres of land in Rappahannock County which he had purchased of Henry Cornin, Esq and Alice his wife, in 1667. This land had been patented by John Gillett, 28 Sep 1657, and passed to Thomas Button on his marriage to Jane widow of John Gillett. They sold the land to Henry Corbin, Esq, 12 May 1664. Deeds &c., 1663-1668, page 58, 395, 396. Elizabeth and Sarh Catlett, married brothers, Francis Taliaferro and Robert Taliaferro. On the 5th of September, 1687, Francis Taliaferro, Gent., and Elizabeth his wife conveyed to John Battaile, of Rappahannock County, 300 acrs being one half of the tract of land left by Colonel John Catlett in his will to his daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah. Deeds, & c., No 7 page 508; Order Book 1686-1692, page 25. Colonel Catlett's widow, Elizabeth married in 1672 to Rev Amory Butler. Book No 5, 1672-1676, page 40. Mrs Elizabeth Butler, in her will, names her children, Francis Slaughter, Sarah, John, Elizabeth and William Catlett.

This information is taken from the Court Order Books of Caroline Co.. Va. The will of John3 Catlett is in the Virginia Historical Society. The inventory of Thomas Catlett is there also. Thomas' widow Martha married William Hampton. The Stubbs in the book on the Catlett family published in about 1918 had Martha who married William Hampton the daughter of Thomas. Thomas3 died intestate so his property went to his son Thomas4 who died when he was still a minor. Hence all of the problems with Thomas3s estate. Catlett Notes Children of Thomas and Martha (?) Catlett. 11 April 1740 Thomas an infant- Anthony Strother appointed - guardian 11 April 1740 implying he was 14 Margaret Catlett orphan of Thomas choose Thos Buckner John Catlett Gent. [ Justice of Orange who was he ? had to be John the son of John] 11 March 1742/3 Mary Catlett daughter of John agt Mary Catlett married Edmond Poythress 1/6 negroes. There were seven children but son John received nothing through his father's will implying he was older than the other six and perhaps had a different mother. 12 August 1743 Suit in Chancery between Martha & Eliz & John Garnett ? This might mean Elizabeth was a daughter of Thomas and Martha 9 December 1743 Thomas Catlett infant agt Martha Catlett 13 April 1744 The Codicil & unsollom last will of Thomas Catlett was presented by John Bowie proved by James Bailey & Alex Marr. Appraise estate of Thos. Catlett Inventory & appraisement of the estate of Thos. Catlett returned- [Note this was Thomas4 the son of Thomas3 as Martha was the administrix of Thomas3] 10 May 1745 Martha agt John Bowie & Margaret his wife 14 Aug 1747 George Catlett being admitted to choose guardian chooses Richard Buckner, Gent whom with Wm Hampton his security acknowledged bond 10 March 1748/9 John Catlett son of Thos. Catlett made choice of Wm Hampton to be his Guardian who with Richard Buckner Gent his security acknowledged bond. p. 11 John Catlett son of John Catlett late of Orange c. makes choice of Adam Lindsey to be his guardian who with John Boutwell & Caleb Lindsey acknowledge their bond. This John of Orange was son of John3 Seven children born to Martha & Thomas so far we know George, Thomas, John, Margaret and I think Elizabeth who married John Garnett. [She needs to be tracked closer and a time line established] 8 June 1750 John Catlett son of Thos Catlett Gent. Deceased binds himself by indenture to Richard Brookes. 14 August 1752 Martha widow of Thomas3 remarried to William Hampton 8 March 1753 Lawrence Catlett choose Adam Lendsay guardian 14 March 1754 Jonathan Catlett choose Adam Lindsay guardian 12 July 1759 Reference made to a John Catlett, Jr. also 12 July George Catlett indentured to Humphrey Brook 8 Nov 1759 John Catlett appointed overseer of the road. 14 March 1765 Thomas Catlett, John Catlett 9 April 1767 Estate of George Catlett order appraised 9 April 1767 Mary Catlett administrix Essex Co. VA Deed John & Thomas & Francis Conway John Taliaferro, Rowland Thornton- well Alice Catlett slaves (wife of Lawrence) John Catlett Jr. a witness 15 Feb 1724 suggesting he was at least at the age of reason then he had to be the son of John as Thomas' son John was not an adult & may not have been born at that date. 19 January 1724 lwt of John 2 presented by John & Thomas LWT OF John3 Catlett and wife Mary Sons Benjamin } Rubin } under age in 1738 William } John Daughters Mary who sues her mother 9 Apr 1742 Judith } Elizabeth } were the God mother's of James Madison 9 March 1809 Benjamin Elijah Catlett of Ky. Mary Catlett, Sally Catlett, Judith {Catlett} Jones wife of Edward Reubin Died in February 1794 wife Elizabeth Children Francis Reuben Mary Elizabeth Robert John Alice Benjamin Laurence d.s. p. 14 Oct 1794 Reubin Catlett will 28 Jan 1794 Reuben Catlett Wife Elizabeth Catlett for sixteen years until children are grown Children viz Reuben Catlett, Lawrence, Frances, Mary G. Betsey, Robert, John Alice & Benjamin Survey of Reuben Catlett's estate 18 Dec 1805 Samuel Jones Catlett son of Jonathan Catlett will of Ann Rains George Catlett of Port Royal insures his two building on Middle St. & Frederick St. 19 Aug 1805 Elijah Catlett removed to Ky by 1806 Edmund Jones m Judith Catlett 22 Oct 1804 Wit: Elijah Catlett (ch of Benj son of John3) Chancery suit Henry Buckner vs John G. Catlett Henry Buckner & Eliz his wife Peter Buckner & Alice his wife, Lawrence Catlett, Samuel Catlett Tom Catlett & Jonathan Gibson Catlett infants by their next friend George Catlett some time in 1789 John Catlett d. testate John son of John Catlett decd. was named Executor (no date) Francis Catlett ma Elizabeth Robinson Ky around 1808. Campbell Geo Catlett lieutenant in the marines escaped from prison & crossed English channel to France 1759 Geo C apprentice to Humphrey Brooks Surveyor Joined Masonic lodge 1770 George Catlett executor of Wm Hampton 1762. Margaret R. Amundson, CGsm is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after periodic proficiency evaluations.

Dear Fauquier County, & Stafford County, Virginia Genealogist,

Here is some information on Catlett, Travers, Gaines and Miller families,

thanks
Jim Burgess
Fauquier County, Virginia
USGENWEB

The first party to explore and reach the summit of the Blue Ridge Mountains
was led by Colonel John Catlett, of Rappahannock County, as gleanded from
"An Account of Virginia," communicated to the Royal Society in 1676, by Mr.
Thomas Glover, "an ingenious Chirurgion that hath lived some years in that
country." (Blackwell's reprint, Oxford, 1904):

"There was a Colonel Catlet, that was a good Mathematician, who with some
other Gentlemen took a Journy to make some further discoveries of the
country to the Westward, and arriving at the foot of the Mountains early in
the morning, they left their horses and endeavoured to gain the tops of the
Mountains, which they accomplished about four ofthe clock in the afternoon,
and then looking further forward they discovered other Mountains, whereof
they took the altitutude and judged them inaccessible; which discouraged
them from any further attempts, their design being chiefly to discover
whether there were any Rivers that ran into the South Ocean.

Colonel Catlett married prior to 5 Jan 1663/4 Elizabeth the widow of Captain
Francis Slaughter, Deeds &c 1656-1664 page 326.

According to Dr and Mrs William Carter Stubbs in "A History of Two Virginia
Families Transplanted from County Kent, England." Colonel Catlett was
killed by the Indians while defending at fort at Port Royal, 1670. By his
will he left his daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah Catlett, 600 acres of land
in Rappahannock County which he had purchased of Henry Cornin, Esq and Alice
his wife, in 1667. This land had been patented by John Gillett, 28 Sep
1657, and passed to Thomas Button on his marriage to Jane widow of John
Gillett. They sold the land to Henry Corbin, Esq, 12 May 1664. Deeds &c.,
1663-1668, page 58, 395, 396. Elizabeth and Sarh Catlett, married brothers,
Francis Taliaferro and Robert Taliaferro. On the 5th of September, 1687,
Francis Taliaferro, Gent., and Elizabeth his wife conveyed to John Battaile,
of Rappahannock County, 300 acrs being one half of the tract of land left by
Colonel John Catlett in his will to his daughters, Elizabeth and Sarah.
Deeds, & c., No 7 page 508; Order Book 1686-1692, page 25. Colonel
Catlett's widow, Elizabeth married in 1672 to Rev Amory Butler. Book No 5,
1672-1676, page 40. Mrs Elizabeth Butler, in her will, names her children,
Francis Slaughter, Sarah, John, Elizabeth and William Catlett.

Wills of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1656-1692

SLAUGHTER, Frances dated and proved circa 1656-7
Sick in Body
To my mother-in-law Mrs Margaret UPTON ten shilligs to buy her a pair of
gloves. to my brother
in-law Coll Moore Fauntleroy my book entitled Hooker's Eccleiastical Polity
to Andrew Dew my overseer as much broadcloth as will make him a suit. To my
dear wife Elizabeth SLAUGHTER all the rest of my
estate and appoint her executrix reserving and excepting my rapier and belt
and young mare that runs either about Lyons or Lower Chipoake
Creek---------River. I appoint my good friend and brother Humphrey BNooth
assistant to my wife and give him the said rapier and mare.
_______
_______ Witness Philip Sanders page 83

Old Rappahannock County Deed book 1656-1664 part I

pages 22 type this some day.

Old Rappahanock County Deed Book 1656 - 1664 part I
page65
In the name of God amen I Francis SLAUGHTER being very sick in body but of
perfect memory thanks be TO God do make and ordain this my Last Will &
Testament in manner & forme following Vizt. Imprimis I bequeath my soul to
god in assured hope of salvation through the merrits of Jesus Christ our
Lord & my body to be decently buried & for what Estate it hat pease God to
indue me with I give and bequeath in manner and forme foll. first I give
and bequeath unto my Mother in Law Mrs Margaret Upton ten shillings to buy
her a pair of gloves. Secondly I give unto my brother in law Col More
Fantleroy my book intitled "Hookers Eclesiasticall Policy Thirdly I give
unto Andrew Dew my overseer as much broadcloth as will make him a suite.
Fourthly I give unto my dear wife Mrs Eliza slaughter all the rest of my
esate and do likewise constitute and appoint her my true and lawfull
executrix reserving and excepting my Rapier and belt and a young mare that
runs eeithabout Lyons or lower Chipoake Creek (missing) River lastly I
consittute and appint my very good friend and loving Br (Brmissing )
Humphrey Bookth assistant to my wife to do what shall be needful in
reference to (missing) estate and for his care and pains I give unto him the
said Rapier and (missing as before reserved and excepted (missing) us.
(missing) HN JUM (missing) Francis SLAUGHTER
        Phillip Sander

Preceding Document dated Jun 1657

CATLETT FAMILY

Old Rappahannock County Deed Book 1682-1686
Page 75 I Rosamond Jacob do by these presents give and make ove unto David
Catlet son of Nicholas Catlet, one yearling heifer named Nancy of a brindled
coulour…..for the use of him the said David and his heris forever…..13 Oct
1683. Rosamon Jacob

Abstracts of Land Records Of Richmond County Virginia 1692-1704 Mary
Marshall Brewer
27 Feb 1691 Deed. John Waugh for 900 pounds of merchantable tobb in caske
sold to Wm Fitzhugh.. 2 tracts of land in Rappa Co part of a 2000 acre
patent to Colnll John Catlett dated 2 June 1688 & by several purchases no in
my possession being designed for Danll Meriott conveying 300 acres, the
other 100 acres assigned for John Corbin adjoining aforesaid 300 acres.
Witness Charles Valvert, Richard Heuward Acknowledged Jun 1692 Book 1 page
13)

    Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Will Book 1682-1687 pp 13-15

IN THE NAME OF GOD Amen. The last Will & Testament of Symon Miller of the
Freshes of Rappa aged Seaven and thirty yeares or thereabout being of true
and
perfect memory doe in the first place commit my Soule unto God as a
Mercifull
Creator relying upon Jesus Christ my Redeemer by whose precious blood I hope
to
be saved, I commit my Body to the earth to be decently buried I doe will and
bequeath as follows:
Item I give unto my Sonn, Symon Miller, halfe the devidend of land I now
live
on to him and his heires for ever. Any my Son Symon Miller, to cleare and
plant as he shall think fitting in his Mothers Life time upon the said
Devidend
excepting the Plantation. And Further I give to my Son, Symon, a sorrill
Mare
with a white blaze on the face and all her increase to him forever. And in
case I dye it is my will that my Son, Symon be sent the next five years for
England.

Item I give and bequeath to my Sonn, William Miller, the other halfe
divident
of land to him and his heires forever and a Chessnut Mare with her Increase
forever and full power I give to my Son William Miller to clear and plant as
he
shall think fitting upon any part of the said devidend.

Item I give unto my son, John Miller, two hundred acres of land adjoyning to
Doctor Reynolds to him and his heirs forever and a black mare with a hook
brand
on the near buttock with her increase forever.

Item I give unto my Daughter, Susanna Miller fouwer hundre eight acres and a
halfe of land being the halfe devidend of land adjoyning to Col Cadwalldr
Jon
on the head of Pumans Inn to her and her heirs forever.
And my old Mare with her increase for ever.

Item, I give to my daughter Isabella Miller, the other halfe of the devident
at
Pumans Inn to her and her heires for ever, and a black mare about two years
old
and her increase forever, The Mare is branded with LM on her near Buttock.

Item I give unto my daughter Margaret Miller, two hundred acres of land on
back
of my land adjoyning to Doctor Reynolds to her and her heires for ever and a
brown mare branded LM with her increase for ever.

And Last of all I leave my wife full Executrix, and the rest of my Estate I
give my wife to bring up my chilredn and to be at her disposing after my
decease my debts and other my estate to be devided equally betwixt my
children.

It is my will that the three Mares given to my son will andmy son John andmy
daughter Susan that the foales they go with all shall goe into the stock and
if
any of them being a Mare foale it is to be given to my wifes son ATNHONY

PROSSER and if they doe bring a mare foale my wife as she thinkgs fitting is
to
dispose of so much of the stock to purchase her sonn Anthony a mare foale.
And
all the male increase of all the smares, except my son Symon to goe into ye
said former stiock till my children come to the age of fourteen then male
and
female of the children to have ye full increase and if any of these children
dy
before they come of lawfull age then that estate land or mare to be equally
devided among the survivors and if any of the childrens mare dy then my wife
is
to by out of the said stock to make good the same.

And to the sons of Mr Prosser every one of them are to have a heifer
delivered
to them one after anoth when they come ti eighteen years of age to be
delived
by executors after my decease.

Item I give unto my wife Margaret Miller the plantation and houses I not
live
in during her natural life. And in case she should mary one that should
lett
the house and orchard goe to Ruin then she is to return to her thirds
accouding
And I make James Ashton overseer over my estate and children and the
overseer
Jas Ashton to dispose of the children at sixteen years of age as he shall
think
fitt but in case the said Mr James Ashton dyeth en the children to be at
their
own disposing if they lie to goe to any handy craft trade they have a mind
unto.
Sealed and delivered in the presence of us
       Nathaniell Tomlin
       Francis Thornton SYMON MILLER
       James Taylor

Mr Francis Thornton aged about 32 yeares or there abouts saith that on Febby
18
1679 was at the house of Capt Symon Millers and he then and there called me
into his inner room and presented this Will to me and said it was his which
accordingly I witnessed it further saith not. FRANCIS THORNTON
Juratus est THORNTON in Cur Com Rappa quinto die 7bris Anno 1683

I the Subscriber doe hereby testifie and declare that I did see with testar
signed and publish this with in mentioned to be his last Will and Testament
and
that he was then in perfect sense and memory to the best of mthis deponts
knowledge and Further saith not JAMES TAYLOR

Juratus est TAYLOR in Cur Com Rappa 7 die Maii Ano 1684 Probtr p Sacrament
Recordatr xx2 die May Ano 1684
        TEST WM COLSTON Cl Cur

Old Rappahannock County Will Book 16872-1687
Pp 47-48
In the name of God Amen. I Daniel Gaines of the Parish of Sittenburne in
the County of rappa; being in good health of bod and of sound and perfect
memory Praise be therefore given to Alimighty God to make and ordaine this
my last Will and testament in manner and form following; That is to say,
First & principally I commend my soul in the hands of Almighty God hopeing
that through the merits death & passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have
full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sinces and to inherit
everlasting life and my body I commit to the Earth to be decently buried at
the discretion of My Executrx here after named. As as touching the
disposition of all such worldly estate as it hat please God to bestow upon
me I give and dispose thereof as followeth:

Imprimis. It is my will that ll my debts that I justly owe to any man be
well & truly paid & and in the first place the the orphants of Colnll John
Catlett deceased to be paid out of the negroes and other goods that did
belong to the sd Colnll Catlet’s estate the negroes & goods to be paid as
they were appraised to me as my appear by Inventory.

Item I give and bequeath unto my son Bernard, all my land that I now live
upon to him & his heires lawfully begotten & that he shall not let sell or
mortgage any part of parcel of the same so longe as his two sisters, Margret
& Mary, or their heires be alive. It is my will that if all my children
died with out heirs of their bodyes then my land to fall to my grandson,
John Smyth & to his heirs forever.

Item I give to my daughter Mary, the mare colt that now sucks on my Mare
Betty and and all her encrease to her & her heires for ever.
Item It is my will that the mare heifer & gogs that I have give to my
grandson in law John Smith be & remaine to his proper use forever.
Item. It is my will that the first living Child that my negro Cate doth
bring be give to my daughter Margrett, and to her heires forever & if it
lives to the age of three yeares to be in lieu of a man servant, otherwise
to be in no stead.
Item I do give to my son Bernard my silver hilted sword & Belt and my seale
ring.
Item I give unto my deare & loveing wife, Margret, one third of all my
estate in lieu of her Dowre
Item My will is that the other two parts of my estate be deived between My
three children, Bernard, Margaret, and Mary and no part is to be apprised
but to be inventoried and delivered in kind.
Item It is my will that my daughter Margaret, have a good feather bead &
furniture at my death in full of her part of my bedding.
Item It is my will that my daughter Mary, have the use of so much housing &
land as she needs soe long as she continued unmarried.
Item It is my will that as soone as it can a man servant be bought with
Tobacco for my daughter Margaret in part of he porcon.Item. It is my will
that my wife, son Bernard and Daughter Mary keep their shares together for
their menteynance doing their best by their endeavor to increase the same as
long as my Wife continues a widow or so long as either of my children
continue unmarried and at the day of marriage of my wife or either of my
children. Then my children’s part to be delivered them in kind.
Item My will is that my two children, Bernard & Mary have as many things a
piece out of my Estate as my daughter, Margaret, hath already and the rest
to be devided between them equally by my loveing kinsman, John Catlett, &
sons in law John Smyth and Ralph
Rowzey, and not to go to law one with the other.

It is my will that my estate be inventoried within tey dayes after my
decease
Item I give to my dear and loveing wife twenty shillings to buy her a
mourning ring to ware for my sake and to my two daughter each of them a ring
of ten shillings price.
Item It is my will that if I die having no tobacco in my house that my
servants bee and remain together till they make a good crop of Arenoco
tobacco out of which my wife having first taken her thirds, then my son
Bernard & daughter Mary have out of the rest each of them as much as my
daughter Margrett, hath already then if any re remaining over and above to
be devided equally between them all three.
Item It is my will that my children have their estate at the death or day of
marriage of my wife whether they be of age or not.
Item It is my will that the children of Colnll John Catlett remaine with my
wife till they come of age, if my wife continue unmarried.
Item I nominate and appoint my dear and loveing wife my sole executrix of
this my last Will and Testament and Guardian to my children so longe as she
live a widow. It witness where oof I the said Daniel Gaines to this my last
will and Testament do set m and seale this eighteenth day of August in the
yeare of our Lord one thousand six hundred eighty two.
Daniel Gaines
Signed sealed and delivered and declared this to be
My last will and Tesamt in the presence of Wm Murrow
John Catlett, Wm Browne.

Wee the subscribers do hereby testifie and declare upon or Oaths that wee
did see Capt Danll Gaines within menconed signe seale and deliver this with
in menconed as his last Will & Testament to be best of our knowledge.
William Murrow, John Catlett, wm Browne
Juratisunt in Cur Com rappa 1 die 8bris ano 1684 recodatr 16

Old Rappahannock County, Virginia Deed book 1682-1687

page 115-116 In the name of God Amen. I William Travers of rappa County
Gent, being weake and sick of body but of perfect sence Judgmt & memory
Almight God be praised do make and appoint this to be my Last Will &
Testament, revokeing all other former Wills whatsoever in manner & forme
following: vizt
Imprs I bequeath my soule to Almight God that gave it trusting that through
the merits of his son and my deare Saviour Jesus Christ he will be pleased
gratiously to receive it into his King dom there to live with him evermore
and I committ my body to the ground to be decently buried.
It I give and bequeath unto my dear Mother, Rebecca Rice, five thousand
pounds of tobacco, during her natural life to be left in the hands of my
brother Samuel Travers, to be at her disposall when she shall be pleased to
call for it & after her death to return to my said brother: Samll Travers,
& Rawleigh Travers theri heires executrs.
It I bequeath unto my father in law John Rice, my riding horse with
furniture.
It I give to Katherine Reyley five hundred pounds of tobb: in caske
It I give and bequeath unto Samll Robinson, son of Elias Robinson, one
heifer whh is at the house of John Ballin with all her increase & if the
said Samll shall die before he arrives to theage of twenty ethat then it
shall return to the said EliasRobinson father of the said Samll.
It I give and bequeath all the rest of my estate unto my two loveing brother
Samll & Rawligh Travers, theri heires executrs Adminstrs forever equally to
be divided between them. My will is that if my Father in law, Mr John Rice,
pay fifteen thousand pounds of tobb. as part of my estate unto my said
loveing brothers their heirs or order on the 10th day of March which will be
in the year of our Lord 1687/8 that then he shall have the liberty to pay
the remaying part from thence until the tenth day of October wch will be in
the year of our Lord God 1689.
It i do constitute and appoint my two loveing Brothers Samll & Rawleigh
Travers my lawfull executrs of this my last Will and
Testament. In witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand and fixed my
seale the 14 day of February 1686/7
signed Sealed & delivered in the presence of
       Wm Sloughter
        Geo Baker Wm Travers
        Joanna Graydeon

I the subscriber doe make oath that I saw the above &within testator signe
seal & publish the within & above will as his last Will &Testament and that
hewas of perfect sence & memory at the time of signing & sealing the same
further saith not
Geo Baker
Wm Sloughter
as above so deposeth
Probatr in Cur Com Rappa 2 die martti 1686/7

A prior issue of this newsletter published the pedigree chart drawn by
President James Madison, now the property of the Library of Congress. One of the
more interesting ancestors was John Catlett whom Madison noted was killed by
Indians defending the fort at Port Royal.
Catlett and his wife Elizabeth (Underwood) Taylor, Slaughter, Catlett and
later Butler were central figures in the community that settled around Port
Royal, Virginia. Two of the couple's children had descendants who married into the
Madison family. The most publicized was the daughter of his son John2 who
married into the Conway family and was the mother of the president. The other
connection was through his daughter Sarah who married Robert2 Taliaferro. This
couple in their short marriage had one son Robert3, who married Margaret
French, the daughter of Hugh French about 1710. Margaret and Robert3 had a
daughter, Elizabeth who married Roger Madison the granduncle of the president.
John Catlett was a surveyor, vestryman, soldier, and justice of the court in
Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. He was very literate as his one surviving
letter now the property of William and Mary College demonstrates. Public
service was not new to John Catlett or his kin who came to the Rappahannock region
with him. John was the son of JohnA Catlett and Sarah Hawkins, the daughter
of Ralph Hawkins and Martha Baldwin. In his last will and testament John
Catlett devised to Sara his wife two cherry gardens in Sittingbourne containing 4
acres for her natural life. He stated if my wife is with child at the time of
my decease than the two cherry gardens to child forever after the decease of
my wife. If not with child the two cherry gardens to my brother Thomas Catlett
and his heirs. Catlett went on to provide for his wife and the child in
esse, with other provisions in his will. It is the cherry garden that is of
interest because it is mentioned in two documents in Essex County, Virginia.
These cherry gardens were the property of John2 Catlett and wife Mary. This
document is significant for several reasons. First and most important it is
the only extent document giving the name of John2's wife. Second it gives the
place of origin for John Catlett in England. And third it implies John2 was
the oldest son of John 1. The land was entailed in the will of JohnA.
Researchers have linked Nicholas Catlett to John1 through a supposed prior marriage.
However, if Nicholas was John1's son he would have owned the entailed land and
not John2.
Researchers have assigned Daniel Gaines a daughter Elizabeth and assigned her
as the wife of John Catlett2. However Daniel Gaines in his 1684 will named
no daughter Elizabeth. He named three children, Margaret who from the wording
in his will was married and Bernard and Mary. At the time of his death he was
the guardian of the Catlett children. His wife was the widow of Ralph
Rowsie, Catlett's half brother. Yet one does not have to look any further than a
prior issue of this publication to find mention of Elizabeth Gaines, the daughter
of Daniel in spite of the fact that Daniel had no daughter Elizabeth. It was
probably Daniel Gaines' daughter Mary who married John2 Catlett.
With the exception of The Carter Stubbs work earlier this century, very
little has been done on this remarkable family. Mr. David Avant, Jr. in Some
Southern Colonial Families, Volume 3 commissioned Timothy Field Beard, Fellow of
American Society Genealogists to trace the Catlett's in England. Beard's work
was published by Avant.
Beard located the marriage record of John Catlett to Sarah Hawkins 10 April
1623. He also located the baptismal record of John1 Catlett son of JohnA 12
March 1625/26 in All Saints, Canterbury, County, Kent, England. On 19 September
1626 Ludowich Rouzee of Ashford, Doctor of Physic, bachelor about 36 and
Sarah Catlett, of St Peter, Canterbury, widow about 24, relict of John Catlett
late of Sittingbourne, Gent. Deceased at Berhersden were issued a marriage
license. The couple produced six children three of whom came to Virginia with John
Catlett. They were Ralph, Edward and Martha Rowzee. Ralph died in about 1662
and John Catlett delivered to Daniel Gaines, property he and Ralph Rouszee
owned jointly for the children of Ralph. This action suggest Gaines had recently
married the widow of Ralph Rouzee.
Ralph Hawkins was the father of Sarah (Hawkins) Catlett Rouzee. Her mother
Martha Baldwin was the daughter of Ralph Baldwin, Mayor of Canterbury 1583.
He was the owner of Cogan House a structure that is still standing in
Canterbury. Baldwin'' wife was Maryan (Marion) Breeche widow of Robert Breeche. The
cherry gardens can be located on a map of Bayford and Swanston in the Parish of
Sittingbourne Countie of Kent, drawn in September 1590.
Not only was John Catlett a pretty remarkable man for his time, so was his
wife Elizabeth Underwood. Elizabeth was married to Amory Butler at the time of
her death. Her will is a remarkable document as to both the content of their
home and to her extended family connections. Elizabeth began her marriage
career with an abusive marriage to Dr. James Taylor. She went to court and
petition for separation and maintenance without the use of a next friend. A
remarkable event for the time. She next married Francis Slaughter and had one son,
Francis. Her next marriage was to John Catlett by whom she had five children.
They were John, Sarah, Thomas, Elizabeth and William. Son Thomas lived only
three months as mentioned in the letter John wrote to his kinsman Thomas
Catlett in 1664.
The widow Catlett entered into a fairly complicated prenuptial agreement
before she wed Amory Butler, her fourth husband. As is often the case at a time
like this, living members of her husband's family witnessed the agreement and
when Butler did not follow his obligation to the children they intervened on
their behalf.

Margaret R. Amundson, CGsm is a service mark of the Board for Certification
of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after
periodic proficiency evaluations.

A prior issue of this newsletter published the pedigree chart drawn by President James Madison, now the property of the Library of Congress. One of the more interesting ancestors was John Catlett whom Madison noted was killed by Indians defending the fort at Port Royal. Catlett and his wife Elizabeth (Underwood) Taylor, Slaughter, Catlett and later Butler were central figures in the community that settled around Port Royal, Virginia. Two of the couple's children had descendants who married into the Madison family. The most publicized was the daughter of his son John2 who married into the Conway family and was the mother of the president. The other connection was through his daughter Sarah who married Robert2 Taliaferro. This couple in their short marriage had one son Robert3, who married Margaret French, the daughter of Hugh French about 1710. Margaret and Robert3 had a daughter, Elizabeth who married Roger Madison the granduncle of the president. John Catlett was a surveyor, vestryman, soldier, and justice of the court in Old Rappahannock County, Virginia. He was very literate as his one surviving letter now the property of William and Mary College demonstrates. Public service was not new to John Catlett or his kin who came to the Rappahannock region with him. John was the son of JohnA Catlett and Sarah Hawkins, the daughter of Ralph Hawkins and Martha Baldwin. In his last will and testament John Catlett devised to Sara his wife two cherry gardens in Sittingbourne containing 4 acres for her natural life. He stated if my wife is with child at the time of my decease than the two cherry gardens to child forever after the decease of my wife. If not with child the two cherry gardens to my brother Thomas Catlett and his heirs. Catlett went on to provide for his wife and the child in esse, with other provisions in his will. It is the cherry garden that is of interest because it is mentioned in two documents in Essex County, Virginia. These cherry gardens were the property of John2 Catlett and wife Mary. This document is significant for several reasons. First and most important it is the only extent document giving the name of John2's wife. Second it gives the place of origin for John Catlett in England. And third it implies John2 was the oldest son of John 1. The land was entailed in the will of JohnA. Researchers have linked Nicholas Catlett to John1 through a supposed prior marriage. However, if Nicholas was John1's son he would have owned the entailed land and not John2. Researchers have assigned Daniel Gaines a daughter Elizabeth and assigned her as the wife of John Catlett2. However Daniel Gaines in his 1684 will named no daughter Elizabeth. He named three children, Margaret who from the wording in his will was married and Bernard and Mary. At the time of his death he was the guardian of the Catlett children. His wife was the widow of Ralph Rowsie, Catlett's half brother. Yet one does not have to look any further than a prior issue of this publication to find mention of Elizabeth Gaines, the daughter of Daniel in spite of the fact that Daniel had no daughter Elizabeth. It was probably Daniel Gaines' daughter Mary who married John2 Catlett. With the exception of The Carter Stubbs work earlier this century, very little has been done on this remarkable family. Mr. David Avant, Jr. in Some Southern Colonial Families, Volume 3 commissioned Timothy Field Beard, Fellow of American Society Genealogists to trace the Catlett's in England. Beard's work was published by Avant. Beard located the marriage record of John Catlett to Sarah Hawkins 10 April 1623. He also located the baptismal record of John1 Catlett son of JohnA 12 March 1625/26 in All Saints, Canterbury, County, Kent, England. On 19 September 1626 Ludowich Rouzee of Ashford, Doctor of Physic, bachelor about 36 and Sarah Catlett, of St Peter, Canterbury, widow about 24, relict of John Catlett late of Sittingbourne, Gent. Deceased at Berhersden were issued a marriage license. The couple produced six children three of whom came to Virginia with John Catlett. They were Ralph, Edward and Martha Rowzee. Ralph died in about 1662 and John Catlett delivered to Daniel Gaines, property he and Ralph Rouszee owned jointly for the children of Ralph. This action suggest Gaines had recently married the widow of Ralph Rouzee. Ralph Hawkins was the father of Sarah (Hawkins) Catlett Rouzee. Her mother Martha Baldwin was the daughter of Ralph Baldwin, Mayor of Canterbury 1583. He was the owner of Cogan House a structure that is still standing in Canterbury. Baldwin'' wife was Maryan (Marion) Breeche widow of Robert Breeche. The cherry gardens can be located on a map of Bayford and Swanston in the Parish of Sittingbourne Countie of Kent, drawn in September 1590. Not only was John Catlett a pretty remarkable man for his time, so was his wife Elizabeth Underwood. Elizabeth was married to Amory Butler at the time of her death. Her will is a remarkable document as to both the content of their home and to her extended family connections. Elizabeth began her marriage career with an abusive marriage to Dr. James Taylor. She went to court and petition for separation and maintenance without the use of a next friend. A remarkable event for the time. She next married Francis Slaughter and had one son, Francis. Her next marriage was to John Catlett by whom she had five children. They were John, Sarah, Thomas, Elizabeth and William. Son Thomas lived only three months as mentioned in the letter John wrote to his kinsman Thomas Catlett in 1664. The widow Catlett entered into a fairly complicated prenuptial agreement before she wed Amory Butler, her fourth husband. As is often the case at a time like this, living members of her husband's family witnessed the agreement and when Butler did not follow his obligation to the children they intervened on their behalf. Margaret R. Amundson, CGsm is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after periodic proficiency evaluations.

The date of the Catlett-Rowzie marriage was 1626 not 1620. This is an excerpt
from an article authored by me and published in The Virginia Genealogist. I
have 27 pages of Catleet Note assembled I can attach to an E-mail if anyone is
interested in the early Catlett records.

BACKGROUND ON THE CATLETT FAMILY OF VIRGINIA

The names Thomas and William are familiar as given names to students of the
Catlett family. The Catlett surname first appeared in Virginia 23 May 1650 when
John Catlett and his half brother Ralph Rouzee [Rowzee and other spellings]
patented 400 acres of land on the south side of the Rappahannock River. Among
the headrights for this patent was Nicholas Catlett. John was the only son of
JohnA Catlett and Sarah Hawkins. John wed Sarah, the daughter of Ralph
Hawkins and Martha Baldwin, 10 April 1623. The marriage was short lived as JohnA
died before his son was born. In his will he devised cherry gardens to his
wife for her natural life and if she was with child they were to go to the child
and heirs of its body. If there was no child, the gardens were to go to his
brother Thomas Catlett upon the death of his wife.
Sarah returned to her home to give birth to John1, who was baptized 12 March
1625/26 in All Saints, Canterbury, Kent County, England. Ludowich Rouzee of
Ashford, Doctor of Physic, bachelor about 36 and Sarah Catlett of St. Peters
Canterbury widow about 24, relict of John Catlett late of Sittingbourne, Gent.
Deceased at Berhersden were issued a license to marry on 19 September 1626.
The couple had six children, three of whom came to the colonies with their half
brother John. John began to accumulate land very quickly and massed quite an
estate over his lifetime. He married the widow, Elizabeth [Underwood] Taylor,
Slaughter, [and later Butler] by October 1659. The couple had five
children. In a letter addressed to his most esteemed friend & Kinsman Mr. Tho: Catlett
at Hollingborne In Kent, in 1664, John related his youngest son died at age
three months.
Elizabeth was a remarkable woman in her own right and although plagued by
Indian attacks, as related by her husband in his letter to his Catlett kinsman in
England, the family enjoyed a fairly comfortable life style as evidenced in
her will. Through Elizabeth and her family and John's connections to the
Rouzee and Hawkins, families the couple enjoyed a tightly knit kinship network
composed of most of the prominent families in the area. John served as an officer
in the militia, sheriff, and president of the court. His sons followed him
in public service, as did his grandsons. Their home must have been a focal
point for the community. John is said to have died defending the fort at Port
Royal from an Indian attack in 1671. Descendants of theirs have risen to
prominence over the centuries and held leadership positions in their communities.
Their great great-grandson was a driving force in framing the United States
Constitution and served as fourth president of the United States.
     For most of this century the work of Dr. and Mrs. William Carter Stubbs has
been considered the authority on this distinguished colonial family. The
Stubbs corresponded with a number of Catlett descendants before they published
their work around 1918. These letters are preserved [without their replies] in
the manuscript collection of Earl Gregg Swem Library at The College of
William and Mary in Williamsburg.
The Stubbs assigned sons Nicholas and Thomas Catlett to John Catlett the
immigrant by an unsubstantiated prior marriage. A study of early Catlett records
of the Rappahannock region does show a Nicholas Catlett as a headright for
John Catlett. John appeared is some records with Nicholas. Nothing other than
his presence in the same area identifies or implies Nicholas was the son of
John. In fact one record regarding John's son John2 Catlett suggests he may not
be John's son. That is a deed recorded in 1706 in Essex County, Virginia
wherein John2's wife Mary Catlett relinquished her dower interest in land John1
inherited from his father in England. This land was entailed in the will of
JohnA Catlett. Possession of entailed land carries with it the assumption that
John2 was the heir at law although the will of John1 has not survived, making
it impossible to establish precisely what the provision regarding the land
was. The 1706 deed is remarkable because it is the only record stating the name
of the wife of John2 Catlett. By the time John2 wrote his will in 1724 his wife
was no longer living, as there were no provisions for her in his will.
President James Madison drew a pedigree chart showing his ancestors.
According to the chart his great-grandfather, John2 Catlett, married a Gaines. This
document is now the property of the Library of Congress and was published in
William and Mary Quarterly Historical Magazine, 1st Series, Volume 9. Madison did
not give a first name for Catlett's Gaines wife. Yet one does not have to
search too long in the genealogical literature to find the wife of John2 called
Elizabeth Gaines. This enjoys wide circulation in many genealogies compiled
over many decades. However, if one consults the actual records related to
Daniel Gaines they will find no evidence he had a daughter Elizabeth. He did,
however have a daughter Mary. And John2 Catlett was married to a Mary in 1706 as
the Essex County deed indicates.

Margaret R. Amundson, CGsm is a service mark of the Board for Certification
of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after
periodic proficiency evaluations.

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CATLETT STUDY

Nell Marion Nugent, abstractor, Cavaliers and Pioneers Abstracts of Virginia land Patents and Grants 1623-1666, (Baltimore, MD Genealogical Pub. Co., Inc., 1991)
p. 193 John Catlett & Ralph Rousey, 400 acs. lyeing on the freshes upon S. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. at a swamp which divides it from land of Geo. Eaton. 23 May 1650, p. 224. Trans. of 8 pers: Ralph Rousey, John Catlett, Valentine Allen, Nicholas Catlett, Peter Neale.
p. 215 beginning on p. 214 is a patent of George Eaton which mentions John Catlet & Ralph Rouzey.
p. 254 John Catlett appears as a headright for Charles Grymes for 1,000 acres upon N. side of Rappa River.
p. 261 Thomas Lucas and John Catlett, 336 acs. running up the back side of their land by a former patent. (No definite location given.) 20 July 1652, p. 109. Trans of 7 pers.*
p. 262 John Catlett & Ralph Rouzee, 300 acs. adj. to their devdt. by a former grant. 7 June 1652, p. 114, Trans. of 6 pers; Edward Lucas, Sarah Rouzee, Mary Lucas, Edward Rouzee, Martha Lucas, Martha Rouzee, Assigned by Tho. Lucas
p. 312 John Catlett & Ralph Rouzee, 1542 acs. Lancaster Co., 1 July 1655, p. 360. 400 acs. beg. at a branch dividing same & land of George Eaton, now purchased by sd. John & Ralph; 304 acs. parted from the aforesd. tract by a branch; and the residue adj. both of sd. tracts, upon Occapason Cr., by land of Richard Lawson, Thomas Lucas, (purchased by Thomas Hawkins) & c. 400 acs. granted 23 May 1650: 304 acs. granted unto George Eaton 18 June 1651 & purchased by them & 336 acs. granted unto Thomas Lucas & sd Catlett 20 July 1652 & purchased by them. 502 acs. for trans. of 10 pers.*
p. 315 Thomas Hobkins 1400 acs. Lancaster Co., on N. side of Rappa Riv., 6 Sept. 1654...land of Mr. John Catlett...
p. 365 Thomas Hawkins, 621 acs. on S. side of Rappa. Riv., beg. on upper side of land of John Catlett & Ralph Rowzee, ...
p. 419 John Catlett, (Catlet), Gent., 1850 acs. Rappa. Co., bet. the river & Occapason Cr., adj. land of Mr. Tho. Hawkins. 20 Feb 1662, p. 76, (546). 304 acs granted to Geo. Eaton, afterwards purchased by sd. Catlett in copartnership with Ralph Rowzee; 400 acs. in like manner: 336 acs. to sd. Catlett; 502 acs by patent of Catlett & Rowzey, 1 July 1655: 308 acs. for trans. of 6 Pers.*
p. 420 SAME as p. 419, 792 acs. Same C. 20 Feb 1662, p. 77, (548). Below the place where the path leadeth bet. Portobacco & Mattapony crosseth Occapaton maine run. Granted 10 Sept. 1662 for 1100 acs. but upon resurvey found to be but 792 acs.
p. 481 Patent for John Walker on S. Side of River in Farnham Parish with a corner to Mr. John Catletts land ...Occupation Cr.
p. 487 Thomas Page, 600 acs. S.. Side of Rappa. Riv., adj. land of Howell Powell, 20 Feb. 1662, p. 288, (246). Granted to Richard Coleman 7 Oct. 1652, assigned to John Cattlett, who assigned to sd. Page.
p. 528. Jno. Catlett (Cattlett), Gent., 500 acs. Rappa. Co., on N. side of sd. Riv., & parish of Sittngborne, 3 Aug. 1663, p. 411, (477) . Beg. by the river side, a line of trees dividing this from land of Peter Mills, the heire of Wm. Mills, dec’d., N.E. & c. butting upon land of Mr. Toby Smith, S.W. &c., Trans. of 10 pers: Mary Jones, Wm. Wittington, Susan Steward, 3 Negroes; Anthony Due, Wm. Peters, Susan Tee, Richard Joyce.
p. 557 Col. John Catlett (Cattlett), 200 acs. N. side of Rappa. Riv., 2 June 1666, p. 508, (623). Aboute 3 mi. below the lowest fall. Trans. of 40 pers: ...[names them]
Nell Marion Nugent Cavaliers and Pioneers Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1666-1695 Volume Two (Richmond:VA State Library, 1977)
p. 2 Patent for Major Jno. Weire for 3000 acs...mentions land of Coll. Jno. Catlett & Occupacon Cr.
p. 4Coll. Jno. Catlett, 150 acs. Rappa. Co., 6 Nov. 1666, p. 12. Upon the |Riv. & Occupason Cr., adj. 400 acs. of, or called, Richard Lawson’s. Trans. of 3 pers: Jno. Browne, Mary Gage, Tho. Webster.
p. 5 Patent for Major John Weire, mentions land of John Catlett.
p. 19.Jno. Catlett, Gent., 4506 acs. Rappa. Co., Sittingborne Parish, 27 Sept. 1667, p. 66. 1850 acs. bet. Rappa. Riv. & Occopason Cr., beg. below a parcel of marsh called the Thickett, to Pigg Poynt & is the lower end of land of Thomas Hawkins, Gent., & c. to Lignt Wood poynt; 1542 acs. thereof granted to John Catlett & Ralph Rowzee, dec’d.. 20 Feb. 1662: 304 acs of which was first granted to George Eaton, dec’d., 18 June 1651 & for sometime holden by sd. Catlett & Rowzee, now fund to escheat, & granted to sd. Catlett 13 Apr. 1664 & c: 792 acs. therof called the forrest, beg. on E. side of a gr . branch falling into Occupason maine run, thence to Mattapony path &c. 1864 acs. purchased, viz;: 1364 acs. from Jno. Prosser, 17 Jan. 1665, 200 acs. from Jno. Spereman, 24 Aug. 1666 & 300 acs. from Jno. Lampart 21 Jan. following; the whole being parte of a greater devdt granted to sd. Prosser, 8 Oct. 1665, beg. by the mouth of Golden Vale Cr. on the S. side &c., neare Pwomunzeene Cr. &c. to land of Roger Richardson &c.
p. p. 25 Patent of Mr. William Fogg mention land of Jno. Catlett, Gent.
p. 43 John Catlett surveyed land for Mr. William Dudley.
p. 75 Mr. Will Moseley 427& ½ ...S. side of Rappa River....adj. Col. Cattlett...
p. 82. Mr. William Moseley & Nicholas Cattlett, 646 acs. Rappa. Co., adj. Willard’s line, Thomas Button, &c:; 7 Oct. 1670, p. 320. Trans. of 13 pers: Lewis Jones, Ann Reyney, Jno. Barnett, Fra. Collett, Edwd. Jones, Jno Burnett, Alex. Fulton, Edward James, James, David Ennis, James Nesett, Alex Webster, Peter Edwards.
p. 101 Mr. Wm. Moseley & Nich Catlett 1730 acs., Rappa. Co., on S. side sd. river & on the N. side of Mill Cr’ adj. Mr. Tho. Button., lands of Mr. Pate, Dangerfield, Moncaster, Capt. Hump. Booth, Nich. Willard, & Gaynes, &c., over Bryces Sw., &c; 29 Sept. 1671, p. 384. 646 acs. granted them 17 Oct. 1670; 1084 acs for trans. of 22 pers: Peter Dyas, Sara Warner, Tho. Hill, Nath. Burthenhod, Margaret Meene, Darby Driscoe, Tho. Hurston; & 15 negroes.
p. 116 Nicholas Cattlett Headright for Robert Parker 150 acres on Mill Cr.
p. 157 Capt. Wm. Moseley, Capt. Robert Beverley & Nicholas Cattlett, 1200 acs., Rappa. Co., S. side Rappa. Riv., on N. or N. E. side of Gilson1200 acs: 460 acs. for trans. of 9 pers: Wm. Freeman, Wm. Spinly, Richd. Jasper, Eliz. Kerneys, Dunken Robinson, Ja. Everatt, Jno. Holland, Isaac Woods, Wm. Jones.
p. 325. Ellinor Catlet headright of Edmund Lokis
p. 372 Patent for John Salmond 61 acs., Rappa. Co.,on S. side of River,...to land of Col. John Cattlett, dec’d...
p. 380 Henry Price & Mr. Francis Taliaferro. both of Rappa. Co., 806 acs., in said Co; S. side of river on the maine run of Pewmansend; p. 255. Adj. Capt. John Catlett; Prosser; Mr. John Buckner, & Mr. Robt. Bryan. Imp. of 17 pers.* : Note; Did no pass the Seal, not being any such county. [Rappa Co. no longer existed]
p. 386 Anthony Seale patent, next to Capt. John Cattlett 29 Apr. 1693
p. 397 Patent for Henry Price & Mr. Francis Taliaferro near Capt. John Catlett.
Nell Marion Nugent Cavaliers and Pioneers Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants Volume Three: 1695-1732 (Richmond: Virginia State Library, 1886)
p. 87 John Catlett, 817 acs., Essex Co; in the freshes & on S. side the river, on the head of Pewamanesee Cr: adj. Cadw. Jones; land of Talliafero, Buckner, Prosser, & Royston: 20 Oct. 1704, p. 616. Granted Symon Miller, 5 Nov. 1673, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 17 pers: John Peage, Abraham Buckley, Edwd. Davis, James Braddick, John Williams, Mary Shipton, Wm. Archer, John Oneal, Jean Wakeham, John Smith, John Ross, Edws. Bremloe, Elinor Come (or Corne), Peter Lander (or Lauder). Wm. Rousby, Geo. Mason, Isack Jones.
p. 94 Patent for John Talliaferro 220 acs., Essex Co. on up. end of Pewmansend run; adj. John Gasse (or Gosse), & land of Capt. John Catlett: 2 May 1705...
p. 96 John Salmon, Place Powell, & Wm. Powell patent...adj. Col. Catlett
p. 97 Richard Covington & John Boughan...land Granted Wm. Mosely & Nicho. Catlett, 7 Oct. 1670, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans. of 13 pers.
p. 124 Lawrence Talliaferro land along line of Capt. John Cattlett...
p. 156 Daniel Noell, 200 acs. (N.L.) ...next to land of Nicholas Cattlet, dec’d 16 June 1714.
p. 211 mention of Cattlett’s corner.
p. 297 Thomas Catlett, of St. Mary’s Par., Essex Co: 1000 acs (N. L.) [new land] Spotsyl. Co., in St. George’s Par; on both sides the SW Mountain Run; cor. of Lawrence & John Taliaferro; 21 May 1726, p. 368.
p. 345 John Catlet, Junr., of St. Mary’s Par; Essex Co; 400 acs. (N.L.) Spotsyl. Co., in St. George’s Par; by the Mountain Run, adj. Abraham Field; William Skrine, Robert Beverley; & William Peyton; 28 Sept. 1728, p. 295.
p. 350 patent for William Beverley, Gent...land of Co., John Cattlet.
p. 352 patent for Capt. Charles Taliaferro, Gent., of Essex Co., 345 acs (M/:/). S[pts;/ Co; beg. at Capt. Lawrance Taliaferro & John Taliaferro on lower side the Mountain Run; to Col. John Catlet, on SW side the Long Vr...x
p. 424 Patent Thomas Catlett, 66 acs. (N.L.) Caroline Co., in St. Mary’s Par; adj. Grymes’ land: Robert Taliaferro; Thomas Corbin; & line of White: 28 Sept 1732, p. 512
425 Patent for Robert Brooke, Gent.
Denis Hudgins, editor, Cavaliers and Pioneers Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants Volume Four: 1732-1741 (Richmond: Virginia Genealogical Society, 1994)
p. Thomas Catlett of Caroline Co. Gent., 1,376 acs. N.L. in St. Mary’s Par., Caroline Co., in Goldenvale Sw., crossing Gabriel Long’s Mill Sw., on NW br. of Pewmunsend SW.: adj. Royston, Talliaferro & John Buckner; 23 Mar 1733/34, p. 176. 7 pounds being surplus L. found in a pat. of 3,5531/4 acs. gtd. John Buckner, Robert Bryant & Thomas Royston 19 Sep 1671 [PB 6 p.518 Rappahannock Co.}.
LANCASTER COUNTY
Ruth and Sam Sparacio, compilers Deed & Will Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1652-1657 (McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1991)
p. 18-19, John Catlett witnessed a deed whereby Dennis Coniers sold a patent bearing the date 12 Feb 1651 to Enoch Davis, on 10 April 1653.
p. . 59 John Catlett witnessed a deed for Richard Lewis of Lancaster Co when Lewis sold his 19 Nov 1663 to Thomas Willis and Richard Watkins 7 August 1654
p. 65 Mr. John Catlet to collect for 23 p:sons ...poles 6 Feb 1654/55
p. 86 John Catlett witnessed a deed from Tho Lucas of Rappahannock to Tho Hawkins 3 Feb 1654.
p. 135. John Catlett resurvey a parcel of land along with a Mr. Philips 20 Jan 1656.
Sparacio, Deed & Will Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1654-1661, (McLean, VA:The Antient Press, 1991)
Know All men by these p:sents that I Rich: Colman of Rapa. doe assigne & make over unto Jno. Catlet his heirs Exrs. or Assignes all my right & title of the within Patt. of Six hundred acres of land In Witnes whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 30the of March 1654 Subscribed in the presence of us Tho: Lucas Junr Exper Rixon his mark Rich: Colman
I John Catlet do assigne unto Tho: Page & Nich: Handley all my right to the within Patten & the land mentioned therein to them their heirs Exrs. or Admrs Witnes my hand the 4th of April 1654 Witnes Richard Colman, Ralph Rowzee Recognitr: 6 die Aprilis et Recordat 10d die 1654
Mr. Taylor With my love to you & your Wife p:mised me I have mad bold to request this curtesie that at Court you would receive of Mr. Colman for the use of Tho: Page & Nich: Handley the inclosed Pattent which he hath p:mised to deliver in open Court for this end.he hath made a Power [sic]: of Attorney for you to do it in case he should be absent but he being there it will be needless. I pray keep the Patten your selfe & when the time at Court is convenient for the purpose I desire you to deliver it to him & upon that delivery as above take it into your Custody, Moreover I was requested by Tho: Harwood to desire you in his name as the Attorney of Mrs. Eaton to deliver he right in Court of the inclosed Pattent to my use & in regard I cannot be there desire some body (as Mr. Gilson) to receive it for me afterwards take it of him & keep if for me in your custody & after the delivery of both Pattents desire the Clerk to record it each severally & in this you shall oblige Your assured Friend April th 4th 1654 John Catlet
p. 41 Know All by these presents that I Tho: Harwood of the New Pokoson by virtue of a Ler: [power sic]: of Atto: & in special by a private letter to me directed from Mrs. Joan Eaton authorizing & requesting me the sd Harwood to dispose of ye Estate of her Son, Geo: Eaton deced, for ye use 7 benefit of ye abovesd Jone Eaton & in p:ticular this Pattent & ye 304 acres of land contained in it have given bargained & sold & do by these p:sents give bargin & sell unto John Catlett of Rapa: for ye quantity of One thousand pounds of Tobo: & cask in hand already reced, this Pattent & ye quantity of One thousand pounds of tobo: & cask in hand already reced, this Pattent & ye 304 acres of land mentioned in it & all the right & title of the abovesd, Joane & Geo: Eaton therein granted & claimed by ye sd Jone Eaton; To have & to hold ye sd Pattent & land to him the sd Catlet his heirs & assignes forever. In Witnes where of I have hereunto set my hand & seale this 13th of March 1653
Sealed & delivered in ye presence of us John Hunt Wm Charington His mark Rcognit Aprilis 6d et Recordat 18th die August 1654 Thomas Harrowed His mark
p. 46 John Catlett witnessed deed.
Sparacio, comps., Order Book Abstracts of Lancaster County, Virginia 1656-1661 (McLean, VA:The Antient Press, 1993)
p. 21 the land of Margaret Grymes Widd ordered resurvied by Mr. Catlet or Lt. Toby Smith
p. 97 Mr. Catlett ordered to survey land.
[OLD] RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY
Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (part I of 1656-1664 Transcript) (McLean, VA: Privately published, 1989)
p. 29 John Catlett witnessed a power of attorney from Anthony Cheeke, to John Weir on 6 January 1657/8
p. 34 John Catlett witnessed power of attorney from Vallentine Allen to Mr. Thomas Hawkins.Nov. 2 ??
p. 49 John Catlett witnessed a deed executed by William Underwood and wife Mary to Capt. Richard Loes & Rice Jones 2 Nov 1659.
p. 55 John Catlett witnessed the verbal will of Richard Lawson.
p. 61 John Cattlett, Allex. Fleming, Thos. Hawkins and Sam: Nichols were appointed appraisers of a tract of land belonging to Lt. Coll. Smyth deced....
p. 72 John Catlett witnessed a deed from Henry Berry to John Jennings 28 April 1660
p. 73 John Cattlett witnessed dower release for Ann Berry
p. 79 John Catlett is mention as surveyor of a tract of land Humphrey Booth and Margaret his wife sell land to Robert Sison
p. 97 John Catlett witnessed power of attorney given by John Martin to Daniel Gaines to actin Martins behalf of a deed to Phillip Sherwood.
p. 99 John Cattlett mentioned as surveyor of a tract of land.
p. 101 John Cattlett witnessed a deed from Alexander Fleming to John Barrow. 6 February 1660.
p. 113 J. C. witnessed deed
p. 123 J. C. witnessed deed

Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (Part II of 1656-1664) Transcript) (McLean, VA:P.p.,1989)
p. 16 Deed from John Barrow to Alexander mentions survey done by Mr. Catlett.
p. 25 Daniell Gaines requesteth that there be recorded for Sarah Rouzee Daughter of Ralph Rouzee deced six female cattel (to say) four cows one heiffer and one Calf cropped of bothe ears and a hole in the further Ear
And for Ralph Rouzee (son of Ralph Rouzee deced) two female Cattle (to say) one cow an done calf cropped of both ears and a hole in the left ear which the sd Catle one cow and one calf cropped of bothe ears and hole in the left ear which the sd Catle are delivered unto Daniell Gaines by John Catlett who hath obliged him the sd Gaines to deliver the abovemenconed Catle & female Increase to the abovesaid Sarah and Ralph Rouzee when they come of age or day of Marriage to Sarah Rouzee which shall first happen the sd Catle being the half part of those formerly in copartner-ship between John Catlett and Ralph Rouzee deceased appears to be January 1662
p. 26 Mr. John Catlett given power of attorney by Vallentine Allen and Mary his wife the represent in the sale of land from Valletine Allen to Willm. Hodgson 3 Nov . 1662
p. 28 Know all men that I John Catlett for divers good caused do grant unto Ralph Rouzee Son of Ralph Rouzee deced the one half of Fifteen hundred forty two acres of land (formerly holden in copartner ship) between me the sd John Catlett and Ralph Rouzee deced as it is now devided by the bounds hereunder menconed to say that part of 304 acres that Lyeth next to the Miles End of the sd Land is included by the Miles End of the sd land and a line of marked trees crossing the breadt of the sd Land near to the upper end of the cleared ground called the Thickett by without the same E. by a great white Oak standing neer to the branch that runneth into the river bay the side of the sd Thickett also another parcell of land lying between the Miles End of the sd 304 acres & occupacon Creek side & on the East South East side of a branch that falleth into the branch comonly called the Great Branch following the same upwards and a little distance from the same untill it comes to the Eastmost mile End of the 400 acres and Lastlyt another parcell of land commonly called the Rich Land to say that part of it that lieth between Occupation Creek and the Branch called the Great Branch and along the sd Branch on the South side thereof till it come a little short of the place where it devides it self at the West end of the ground cleared in the life time of Ralph Rouzee deced whereupon the Grate Branch side standeth a marked Spanish Oak and thence to a forked Popler soe unto a great red Oak the whole distance (Vizt) from the Spanish Oak first menconed being Eighty five persches thence through the Swamp to the comon bounds of the whole 1542 acres To have and hold all the aforesd parcell of land (being more or less) then the half of the sd 1542 acres to him and his heirs provided that he or they do yearly pay the quit rents or whatsoever taxes & compositions that shall for the future belaid upon the said land due unto our Sovereign Lord the King for the one half of the whole tract aforesaid & in case that the sd Ralph Rouzee die haveing (missing) then the foresd parcells conteining the half part of the whole tract I do by these presents grant unto Sarah Rouzee Daughter of the said Ralph Rouzee deced & her heirs for Ever Always Provided that in case the abovesd Ralph Rouzee and Sarah Rouzee both of them die without issue of their bodyes lawfully begotten that the aforesaid half part of the wholl tract return againe to the use and behoff of Catlett abovesd his heirs and Exrs. In Witness I do set my hand and seal the 28th day of (missing) 1663
in presence of Thomas Hawkins, John Catlett
James Gaines
p. 44 Reference to survey by John Catlett
p. 45 John Catlett witnessed deed 2 November 1663
p. 50 ...I Margt. Lucas do appont Mr. Allex Fleming my true & lawfull attorney to acknowledge in the Court of the County of Rappa. one Deed of Gift bearing date the 6th of this Instant January by which sd Deed of Gift I the abovesd Margt. Lucas do give unto my grandchild Francis Slaughter one cow & cow calve with their female increase & c. In Witness of the premises I have sett my hand & seal this 6th of January 1663
in presence of John Dandy, Margt Lucas
Hum: Booth
Recogn in Cur Rappa 6 Febry 1663/a4 Robert Davis Cl Cur prd.
Whereas Mrs. Margt Upton als Lucas did freely & purely into the hands of Capt. Francis Slaughter deced one Cow & one Cow Calfe to be for the use of Francis Slaughter Junr. Son the sd Francis abovesd Now Whereas I sd John Catlett married Eliza. Slaughter Relict of the sd Capt. Francis Slaughter deced by which means the sd Stock of Catle fell into my hands with their increase Know All Men that I John Catlett now Husband of Eliza Slaughter als Catlett do by the presents deliver up the sd Stock of Catle with all the increase male & female unto Mrs. Margt. Upton als Lucas to be disposed of according to the meaning of her Deed of Gift & to the true performance hereof I sett my hand & seal this 5th day of January 1663/4
in presence of Allex. Fleming, John Catlett
John Dandy
Recog in Cur Rappa. 6 Jan 1663/4 Robert Davis Cl Cur prd.
p. 51 Margt Lucas apponted John Catlett her attorney to acknowledge the gift of cows to her Booth grandchildren, Grace and Katherine.
p. 69 Record of appointment of justices by William Berkley Coll. John Catlet, Lt Coll. Thomas Goodrich, Majr. Andrew Gilson, Mr. George Marsh, Capt Allex Fleming, Capt Booth, Mr. Sam. Griffin, Mr. John Hull, Mr. William Travers
p. 74 Know all men that I William Veale upon severall good causes do hereby appont my trust & loveing Friend John Catlet Esqr & Prsident of our (missing) for me & in my place & steed to acknowledge in Court the parcel of land (missing) be my neighbor (missing) tsons & the same to (missing) which I do by aforesd Attorney allow & agree to be an aughentique (missing) personally present Given under my hand the third (mising)
Test Thomas Fogg William Veale
Recordt () die Junii (6a4) p. Robert Davis Cl Cur prd.

p. 83-84 Letter of introduction from Richard Gower to John Cattlett for Mr. Robert Bletsoe

p. 89-90 To all to whom these presents (missing) I Thoms Green ( missing) Whereas John Catlett & Eliza. his Wife...Letter of Attorney...October 1659 under their hands...saile ...formerly bel(missing) Slaughter both deced containing Eight hundred (missing) the head of Chuckatuck Creek in the sd County of the (missing) & for their use to the purchaser or purchasers to make (missing) good & lawfull possession therof as by the sd Lettr. of Attorney may appear Now Know Ye that I the sd Thomas Green for & in consideration of the sum of (missing) thousand pounds of Tobacco & Cask to be paid by Joseph Bridgar (missing) the Isle of Wight County aforesd according to the purport & true meaning (missing) by the sd Joseph Bridgar in the name & for the use of the (missing) receit whereof I hereby acknowledge have by Virtue of the aforesd Letter of Attorney in the name & behalf acknowledge have by Virtue of the aforesd Letter of Attorney in the name & behalf of the sd John Catlett & Eliza. his Wife their heirs & admrs. forever a certaine part of the sd tract of land unto the sd Joseph Bridgar his heirs & assignes for ever that is to say all the land formerly (missing) by the sd Capt. John Upton unto John King & Lawrence Ward begining at a great Poplar stump neer to the then dwelling house of the sd John King & Lawrence Ward abutting N.W. upon a branch of Chucatuck Creek than know by the name of New Town Haven runing SW into ye woods & NE upon a branch that doth abutt upon the head of Pagan Point Creed,,,
Isle of White County this 10th day of June 1661 by Mr Thomas Green Attorney of John Catlett & Eliza Catlett his wife.
Know all men that I Eliza Catlett have apponted by Loveing Kinsman Capt Thomas Green my true & lawfull Attorney for me to acknowledge in the County of Rappa. my free consent to the Sale of the land which Mr. Thomas Green Attorney of my Husband Mr. John Catlett hath made by vertue of his sd Letter of Attorney to Capt Joseph Bridgar.....
p. 95 John Catlett as Justice of Rappa County, witnessed a deed whereby Cyprian Bishop granted 200 acres for the Glebe for Farnham parish.
p. 101 Junifer Plover commandr of the ship, Brothers Adventure of London gave his power of attorney the Mr. Allex Fleming and should Fleming die he then appoints John Catlett his power of Attorney
Also John Catlett granted 500 hundred acres of land which he sold to James Yeates
p. 102 Elizabeth Catlet appointed her beloved Kinsman Mr. Thomas Hawkins her attorney the represent her in this transaction
p. 114 By the Governors Order the 23th March 1664 Coll. John Catlett appointed Sheriff of Rappa. County it being his Time according to Act but in case his other Imploymts take of that Imploy then he hath Liberty to dispose of the sd place of Sheriff to Majr. Andrew Gilson or whom else he please in the County there to be sworne at the next County Court held in the sd County
Test Fra. Kirkman Cl. Cur
I assigne the place of High Sheriff & the Proffits thereunto unto Majr. Andrew Gilson given under my hand this first of April 1665
John Catlett
Sparacio, comps. Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia 1663-1668 (McLean, VA: P.p.,1989)
p. 1 Deed from John Prosser and wife Martha to Collo. Jno Catlett. for 9,500 pounds of tobacco sold 1,364 part of a devident called by the name Goulden Vale patt’t 8 October 1665 witnessed by Daniel Gaines and Alexander Fleming 17 January 1665.
p. 7 John Catlett witnessed a deed of sale by Martin Johnson and wife Mary to Henry Lucas.
p. 8 witnessed deed
p. 9 witnessed deed
p. 10 witnessed deed
p. 15 Letter to My Most Honor’s friend Majr. Genll. Smyth 1666
These hast post hast for the Servie of his Matie & the County Honble Sr. Upon serious consideraton of the Honble Governors Letters and yr Hon:le desire of our opinions of them wee are by manny circumstances convinced and tis our joynt opinions that the sale Execrable Murders are & have bin committed by a combination of our Northersne Indians particularly the Doage conjunct wth our Neigborouring Indians above all wch with their complices wee doubt not wth assisatnce of Almighty God by the strength of our Northerne parts utterly to destroy and eradicat wth out furher Incouragment then the spoyles of our Enymies
John Catlett, Tho: Goodrich, John Weire, Hum: Booth
p. 19 Deed John Spearman sold land to John Catlett on Golden Vale being part of John Prosser patent.
p. 20 &21 deeds John Catlett witnessed
p. 24 witnessed deed
p. 39 witnessed deed
p. 47 Coll. John Catlett and Capt. Thos. Hawkins attest to witnessing a dower right for Judith Copeland.
p. 54 Whereas Collo John Catlett made complaint unto us that he stands indebted to Peter Cornewell of this County in the sume of three thousand three hundred pounds of Tob: and Caske and the said Peeter Cornewill neglecting to receive the said Tob: the sd Coll: Catlett desireing the Benefitt of th Act of Tender wee doe therefore appoynt Rich: Stevens, Jno. Cooke and Rich: Stoake three of the nighbourhood now sworne before to view the said Tob:both Quanity and Quallity and to make report of their said View to us under their hand this 16th Febry 1666
Hum:Booth Wm Moseley
p. 55 John Lampart of Rappa Planter for 4,500 pounds of ...tobo...sell to John Catlett 300 acres lying on the South side of Rappa. River...Begining at a white oake that divides the said Tract from the land formerly John Spearmans now in the Tenure at Occupacon of the aforessaid John Catlett and Standeth neare the mouth of Golden Vale Creeke on the South side therof from wch it extendeth it selfe in the Line of the said Spearman So W 320 p thence NoW at the Foote of John Spearmans Second mile 43 p thence So.W: 480 p to a North West line of John Prossers thence wth the said N.W 76 p dto the land of Roger Richardson thence N.E. in and wth the line of the said Richardson 480 p thence So E 73 perches butting on the Land formerly Spearmans as aforesaid and finally NE three degress Easterly 30 perches to an Arsh Tree standing in a small Poquoson by the side of the Creeke abovesaid To have & to Hold the said John Lampart my heires to him the said John Catlett his heires he the said John Catlett his heires paying and discharging the Rights Rents and Services hereof from hence due & of Accustomed In Wittness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seale this 23th day of Januarii
Ano 1667
In presents of Edward Rowzee John Lampart
Henry Lucas Sarah Lampart
Sarah Lampart accknowledged this Deed for the use of John Catlett before us
Hum:Booath Tho: Hawkins

p. 66 Survey made by John Catlett

p. 75 I Henry Corbyn am contented and Fully Sattisfyed wth the Survey of my lands Vizt. Foure thousand acres of made by Collo. John Catlett and Capt. Alexander Fleming and doe hereby oblidge me and my heires in the penall. sume of one hundred pounds Sterl: not to make any other Clayme than the bounds of the Lands therein Expressed agt. Mr. Robt. Taliaferro or his heires. Wittness my hand and seale this 21st day of 7br 1667
In presents of John Catlett Henry Corbyn
Alex: Fleming, John Buckner
Recognit in Cur Comm Rappa 6 Die 9bris 1667

p. 76 Whereas three hundred thirty foure acrs of land or thereabouts (the most best and the Houses of Mr. Robt Taliafferro) being parte of the five hundred acres by him purchased of Richa: White hath most rightfully fallen into the Survey of Foure thousand acres of land taken up by John Gillett and others as by Survey of Fourte thousand acres of land taken up by
p. 79 These presents shall Testifie that I Andrew Gilson Joynt Executor wth Collo John Catlett of the Will of Mr. Henry Pictoe late of the County of Stafford decd doe ordeyne constitute and appoynt my true and lawfull Attorney to answer the suite of John Stone in an accon of Case depending agt the Estate of Mr. Henry Picto Decd whatsoever my said Attorney shall act in the behalfe I shall Rattify and confirme as it were personally present As Wittness my had and Seale the 2d of 7br 1667
In presents of us Alex: Fleming,
John Weir Andrew Gilson
Recordat 14th 9 br 1667
p. 83-84 John Catlett witnessed deed from Joames Coghill to Timothy Pell
p. 90 To All to whom etc Now Know Yee etc that I Sr. Wm. Berkeley Knt. Governer etc. doe wth the Consent of the Councell of State accordingly give and grant unto Collo. Jno. Catlett 500 acre of land lying in the Mouth of Omen Creeke uppon the North side of Rappa. River and Begineth at a red oak at the mouth of the maine Branch of the sd Creeke on the Northermost side thereof and From thence Extendeth it selfe by or nigh the sd Northermost Side e:NE 300 perches to a Red oake thence 262 2/3 of a perch SoSoE thence through part of the Doeggs Cleare Ground 300 perches West So. West and Finally No.West 262 2/3 perchases to the First menconed red oake the said land being due unto the sd Collo. Jno. Catlett by and for the Transpatcon of Tenn persons into this Collony whose names are on the records menconed underneath this Pattent to Have and to Hold etc Provided etc Dated the 2d June 1666
Signed William Berkeley
Know All Men by these presents that I John Catlett of Rappa River in Virga: Gent. for good Sattisfaccon for me in hand paid by Henry Corbyn Esqr of the same place doe by these presents bargaine and confirme unto the sd Henry Corbyn Esqr all and every part and parcell of land ...five hundred acres...John Catlett
p. 97 Henry Corbyn to Collo. John Catlett land 600 acres23 March 1667
p. 99 Know all Men by these presents that I Nich: Catlett for a Valluable consideracon in hand Reced doe from my Selfe and Heires assigne unto Wm Givson his heires all my right title and interrest of one halfe of the wthin menconed Pattent and Land Cont: in all 285 acres and Half (Vizt) the one halfe of the same lying on the Upper side of the marked trees that divides the sd land into two parts being the same and all that was assigned to me From Roger Clotworthy in Witness where of I have hereunto sett my hand & Seale this 28th day of March 1668.
In presents of us John Catlett Nich: Catlett and Susannah Catlett
The Assignment above written was this day accknowledged by Nich: Catlett and Susannah his Wife and by them desired that the same be recorded in ye Court of Rappa. to all intents and purposes above Specyfyed
Recordat 12 Die Martii 1667

p. 118-119 Rt Honoble Sr.
After many Importunityes & Consant Endeavors for peace & reconsiliacon wth Mr. Doughty we are left as hopeless of those Charatable designes of ours as when (March was three years) he most Imperiously insulted over us therby rendring us to the world the worst of Criminalls and Notwithstanding our Due Submission to yr Honrs. Severe cencuring us and Uppon his (in great parte) misinformation & Ye Honrs Clemency in remitting & pardoning us when before (we must alwayes agnize) we were But justly corrected for our Levityes & great Extravances; be remines as imaclable as Ever 7 will admitt of no compensacon though tendred wth all the instances of charity except by our publique accknwledgmt: of an high offence given him, whether by work or wrighting wch because we cannot doe as not conscious to our Selfes of any such Crime, he has lately by a Superintendt; authority Estranged & disintiled unto Fellowship in the Sacred Ordinance of the Lord Supper for in Easter Week last presenting our Selves there after due declarcon of the Communicants their Nothing to object agt us he most unjustly abdicatd & suspended us from participating thereof and comanded our Absence to all wch we submitted And therefore wee make our humble addresse to your Honrs: trusting that yr Honrs will vouchsafe the entertainemt: of our complaint by Finding out some Expedient to Discuseutilate and countermand this his riddid & severe Disciplyne Whereby as Majestrates we are like to be rendred verry contemptable . Wee have hitherto suspended all just complaynts of his nonconformity & scandalous liveing to the greife of the whole Parish Rather than be Accompted Suspitiously contententious And still beare wth all calmeness of mind his Suspentious, Pulpitt Cuffins & Abstraccons from Charity If it be your Honrs pleassure by permission to Designe them to a greater Approbation & Expression of our patients But with all Submission Yor Honrs. most Humble & Obedient Servants
Rappahannock John Catlett
this 15th Aprill 1668 Hum:Booth

At a Gennll Cort held at James Citty the 16th day of April 1668
Present Sr. Wm. Berkeley Knt. Governr:
Tho. Ludwell Senr
Majr: Genll Smyth Collo. Corbyn
Collo Read Collo. Carter
That if the Complaintes abovesd be grounded uppon truth and the above sd Doughty guilty of denying of the Admicon of the Sacramt: to the Comunicants Then it is the opinion of this Court and hereby ordered that the Comrs. of Rappa County hereby impowered to put out the said Doughty from being their Minister of their Parish unless the said Mr. Doughty will carry himselfe more submissively towards them.
Copia vera Rest Rich: Awbore
Redordat X Die July 1668

p. 121 John Catlett witnessed deed John Weir to John Vassall Esqr. 3 Die 7bris 1668
p. 129 John Catlett along with Daniell Gaines and George Pley witness deed from Richd. Cooke to James Gaines
Sparacio, comps., Deed & Will Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia (1665-1677) (McLean, VA: P.p., 1989)
p. 3 John Catlett appointed attorney from John Dandy on behalf of Richard Gower of London

p. 5. John Catlett witness

p. 6-7 John Catlett witness Propper deeds

p. 8 John Catlett witness deeds on to Nicholas Catlett.

p. 10 Witness

p. 14 ...Vestry Men for Parish of Sittingbourne & Farnham record concract with Francis Doughty, John Catlett among the vestrymen.
p. 20 John Catlett witnessed deed
p. 35 The Mark of the Hoggs & catle of Nichos: Catlet Vizt two crops & a slit in each ear & an underkeel in ye right ear Recorded 3d February 1665
p. 49-51 Last will and testament of Elizabeth Butler mother of the Children of John Catlett
Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (1668-1670) (McLean, VA:The Antient Press, 1989)
p. 9 Deed, reference to Coll. Catlett and Tho:Hawkins in it.
p. 12 To The Worspll his Maties Justices fro the County of Rappa. The Humble Peticon of John Catlett & Humphrey Booth Sheweth that whereas yor. petrs. by lres bearing date the 18the day Aprll 1668 did make their humble addresse to our Honble Govr. Sir Wm Berkeley shewing that Mr. Francis Doughty reffuse our Desire of Communicating in the Blessed Ordinance of the Last Supper did wthout any reason given to us besides that his conscience would not suffer his soe to abdicate & suspend us for pticipating in the holy Sacrament to the great distress of yor petrs and Further wee yor petrs informed his Honor of the sd Doughties non Conformity & scandalous living uppon which our Complts the Honble Govr & Councell have ordered in case our Complt be grounded upon fact that then this Worshipll Court be empowered to putt out of the () Doughty from being one of the Ministrs in the Pish of Sittingbourne all wch Complts we are now ready to prove & we onely those before menconed But likewise he the sd Doughty did in the psence ot this Worshpll. Court impeach the Supremacy of his Sacred Maty the widhc & much more to the Knowne Cannons of the Church of Engld and here ready to make appeare. ...
p. 17 John Catlett witness

p. 18 John Catlett witness

p. 19 same

p. 32 John Catlett witness along with Daniell Gaines

p. 34 Coll. John Catlett & Capt. Thomas Hawkins two of his Mties Justices of the Peace for Rappa. County doe hereby convenant promise & agree to & wth Wm. Hodgson of the same County Plantr that Nicholas Willard a Bastard Child begotten on the Body of Kathrine Jones by Nicholas Willard late of the abovesd County decd shall from henceforth become a Servant to the abovesd Hodgson his heirs untill the sd Nicholas attaine to the age of twenty yeares fully to bee compleated and ended and ....signed in prn of us Daniell Gaines John Bynam, George Pley
p. 35-36 Deed Francis Doughty witness by John Catlett and Thos. Hawkine 13 Martii 1668/9

p. 44 Deed Wm. Fogg to Lwm Browne & Wm May witnessed by John Catlett and Nicho: Catlett.

p. 49 John Catlett witnessed deed Francis Triplett to John Wassill
p. 57 John Catlett witness deed
p. 75 John Catlett witness
p. 77 same
p. 83 same

Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (1670-1672) (McLean, VA:The Antient Press, 1989)
p. 13 Power of attorney James Percivall of Southampton to Daniell Gaines to collect debts , John Catlett witness Xth July 1670
p. 18 John Catlett witness 4 April 1670
p. 31 John Catlett witness 20 Maii 1670
p. 32 John Catlet and Daniel Gaines witness deed for James Gaines

p. 58 John Catlett and Daniell Gaines witness 20 January 1671

p. 64 This 24th day of Febry 1670 John Ware Son of Nico. Ware formly of Rappa County deced did declare before me that he made Choyce of Colo. John Vassall & Capt. Thos Hawkins joyntly & severally to be his Guardian during his minority & in Testimony hereof hath put his hand ye day & yeare above writtin
Coram me John Catlett John Ward
and at ye same time declared hefore me yt on ye 19th day of October last he was then 14 years of age
Test John Catlett
Recordatr in Cour Rappa die 12 July Ano Dom 1671

p. 75 Deed Richd West and Ann his Wife unto Nicho French 9 Aprl 1671 John Cattlett and Thomas Hawkins
p. 80 Know all Men by these pnts that I Eliza Catlett of the County of Rappa Relique of Collo Jno Catlett late of this County deced do by these pnts constitute and appont my well beloved Friend Mr. Daniell Gaines my true and lawfull Attorney for me and in my name & to my use to sue Implead Release and acquit any pson in that County indebted to me or the Estate of my said Husband & to act and doe all other things whatsoever Receiving discharge & acquitting of persons paying with they justly owe either to me or the said Estate and all other that shall refuse to pay to implead Imprison and at his discretion out of prison againe to release and fully to discharge and acquit as likewise in my name and stead to answer all accons agst me commenced and to act and doe any whatsoever my said Attorney shall lawfully act and doe in the prmises I doe hereby Rattify and confirme in as full & ample manner as if I myselfe were then and there psonally prsent as Wittness my hand and seal this 17th of Octor 1671
in pnts of us John Hull Eliza Catlett
W. Moseley
Recognitr in Cur Rappa. primo die 9bris 1671 (Nov)

p. 91 Land of Nicholas Catlett referenced in deed.

p. 92-93 Deed 1 Jan 1671/2 Deed Nicholas Catlett and Elizabeth his wife

p. 94 Robert Armstong and Dorothy his wife sign over to Nicholas Catlett four hundred acrs of land witnessed Thomas Gaines and Katha Gaines
Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (Part I of 1672-1676 Transcript)(McLean, VA: P.p.,1989)
p. Deed Nicholas Catlett...Rappahannock in Virginia Planter and Elizabeth my wife...sold unto Bartho Wellman of the Same County in the Parish of Sittingbourne...One Hundred and fifty acres...part of my part of a devident of land of a greater quantity granted to William Moseley and myself bounded beginning in the land of Nicholas Wieland and bounding on the Land till it come to the line of Division betwen the sd Moseley...5 March 1671/2 witnessed John Ryman, J. George Richard Stoakes Elizabeths Attorney
p. 4 Nicholas Catlett and Elizabeth my Wife ...to farm lett unto Peter Johnson for and during the terme of Ninety nine years wth out the lett hindrance or ejection of us our heirs or any other persons clayming any lawfull claime to any part therefo ...witness William Moseley John Bonner with John Williamson representing Elizabeth Catlett 7 March 1671
p. 8-9 May Court 1671 In the Name of God Amen Whereas there is an Intention of Mariage betweene us Amory Butler of Rappa. County in Virginia Clerk wth Mrs. Elizabeth Catlett of the same place Widdow who is possessed of a certaine Estate Now Know yee that I the said Amory Butler voluntarily freely without compulsion and as an Instrumentall cause of the for supposed Marriage doe for me my heirs administrators &c. relinquish (disowne and forever disclaime ) any right or interest of any Estate now in the possession or occupation of the aforesaid Elizabeth Catlett her heirs administrators all rights and interests of Estate that do now properly belong to her the said Mrs. Catlett as Administratrix to the Estate of Her late Husband Collo. John Catlett deceased as also all rights of thirds of dower wch might accrue to me the said Butler by any means or cause after the confirmation of the aforesaid Marriage and I do hereby further Impower the said Mrs. Catlett by Will or any other Instrument in Law whatsoever to dispose give grant or demise [probably devise] the said Estate belonging to her as aforesaid or any part or parcell thereof to whom at what time soever she in her judgment shall think or see fit reserving only to my self the proffits of the same Estate for the maintenance of ye Children of ye Mrs. Catlett and ourselves &c. and from noe part of the Estate itself the Estate alwaies to be kept whole and entire and I the said Amory Butler doe likewise for me my heirs and Administrators &c forever disclaim any right or interest to any Estate in England be it more or less and do freely and voluntarily demise the same unto my aforesaid loving friend Mrs. Catlett for the maintenance of the Children in England to be disposed according to the Will made by Collo. Catlett deceased and further I doe hereby for men my heirs &c promise and grant with the said Mrs. Elizabeth Catlett her heirs Executors Administrators and so forth that I will from time to time and at all times hereafter make good Keepe and continue the aforesaid Estate by me demised as aforesaid in the same state and condition as it shall be at the time of the Solomnization of the Marriage betweene the said Mrs. Catlett and me the said Amory Butler and lastly I the aforesd Butler doe for me my heirs administrators &c. give and confirme all and every the abovesaid Estate into the possession and care of Majr. William Penn of Westmoreland County Gent. and Mr. Edward Rouzee of Rappahannock when at what time Mrs. Eliza Catlett shall think fitt being by her appointed to be Feoffee in Trust for what is concerned in this Instrument of writing. In Witness the said Butler have hereunto set my hand and seale this nine and Twentieth day of Aprill in the Twenty and Fourth yeare of the Reigne of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second & c. and in the yeare of our Lord one thousand Six hundred and Seventy Two in presence of us Anthony Bridges Amory Butler
John Rosier
Recognit in Cur Com Primo die May 1672
Know All Men that I Elizabeth Catlett doe hereby appoint my loving friend Mr. George Southen my true and lawfull attorney to receive asknowledgement in Court of a certain Instrument of Writing to be adknowledged by Mr. Amory Butler to me ratifying and confirming all that my said Attorney shall lwwfully doe in the premises Witness my hand and Seale this 29th day of Aprill 1672
in presence of us Anthony Bridges Elizabeth
John Rozier
Know All Men by these presents that I Elizabeth Catlett of Rappa County Widdow out ot the natural affection I bear unto my loving Children Francis Slaughter, John Catlett, Elizabeth Catlett, Sarah Catlett and William Catlett their heirs and assignes do give grant sell assigne and make over from me my heirs Executors and Administrators one sorrell mare about the age of seven years with a white star on her forehead with all her increase male and female to be divided amongst my said Children as hereafter mentioned Vizt. that when my Male Children shall arrive tot he age of Twenty and one years then to have their part as they do come to their said age and my Daughters at the day of their Marriage or when they shall arrive to the yeares of Eighteen and in the case of the mortality of any of my aforesaid Children then to be equally divided amongst the surviving Children whose shares have not already been taken out. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seale 29th day of April in the 24th year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second &c. and in the year of our Lord 1672
in presence of Thomas Blessed
John Jarvis Thomas Rawson
p. 10. Mary Catlett witnessed a power of attorney 30th April 1672
p., 15 The Ear Mark of Nicholas Catlett Soone of Nicholas Catlett his Cattel being a Cow Calf having a cropp and a hole in each eare and an under keele in the right all the female increase be to him and his heirs
July Court Know all men that I Amory Butler of Rappa. Clerk do acknowledge the aforementioned Instrument and do further oblige me my heirs and assignes to give what further assurance of the same to the sd. Mr. Catlett or his learned Councell in the Law shall decide to his heirs &c. and do oblidge myself to acknowledge the same after Marriage. Witness my hand and seal this 13th of May 1672
In presence of us Anthony Bridges, Amory Butler
John Rosier
Know all men that I Amory Butler of Rappa. Clearke do acknowledge myself owe and stand indebted to Mrs. Elizabeth Catlett of this place Widdow her heirs or assignes in th full and just sume of Five hundred pounds of lawfull current money of England the payment to be well and truly made I bind my heirs Executors fermely by these presents in Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seale this 13th day of May in the Twenty and fourth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord Charles the Second &c and in the yeare 1672
The Condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a Marriage shortly to be had and solemnized between Mrs. Elizabeth Catlet and me the said Amory Butler and whereas there is a certaine Estate belonging to the Children of the said Mrs. Catlett as Negroes and other goodes appraised in Money that if now withstanding the sd Appraisement the sd Butler shall at the instance and request of the Children of the said Mrs. Catlett when they shall attaine to age deliver or cause to be delivered to them or their order the Negroes in kind if they refuse the money as appraised also a bed with furniture to each of the said Children as appraised with it and other house hold stuffe as shall be necessary for a young beginner together with Plate and what else the said Elizabeth Catlett shall desire then this obligation to be void or none effect or else to remaine and be in full force and vertue Witnesse my hand and seale the day and year abovesd
In presence of us Anthony Bridges, Amory Butler
John Rosier
These words(together with plate and what else the said Mr. Elizabeth Catlett shall desire) were inserted and interlined before the acknowledgement of this Instrument as the witness hereunto can declare
Test Richard Rowzie
Thomas Gouldman
Recognit in Cu: Com Rappa Tertio die July 1672

p. 18 Nicholas Catlett and Wife Elizabeth ...assigne over all my right and interest of the Pattent containing four hundred acres of land formerly bought of the said Armstrong to the Robert Armstrong his heirs and assigns ...7 June 1672
Test Thomas Gaines Nicholas Catlett
John Goodye Elizabeth Catlett
Know all men by these present that I Elizabeth Catlett do make my Mother Joanna Mathews my true and Lawfull Attorney to acknwledge a parcell of land containing four hundred acres to Robert Armstong.....
p. 29 Memorand this 17th day of June 1670 ...came before us John Catlett and Thomas Hawkins two of his Majes Justices of the Peace for this County of Rappa....witnes John Catlett, Thomas Hawkins....etc.
p. 33 John Catlett and Tho Hawkins witnesses

34 John Catlett & Thomas Hawkins witnesses 13 Aug 1670

35 John Catlett and Tho. Hawkins witnesses for Thomas Panell to Edward Stafford 29 March 1671

p. 72 Deed Nicholas Catlett and Elizabeth his wife sell to Samuel Bloomfield 9 die 9bris 1673

p. 73 John Catlett and Thomas Hawkins witnesses 27th xbris 1669

Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of Old Rappahannock County, Virginia (Part II of 1672-1676 Transcript), (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1989)
p. 19. I John Speed for the consideration of a sume of Tobacco in hand paid acknowledged to have sold & do by these presents sell from me my heirs forever the wthin specified land containing 300 acres unto Thomas Farrell his heirs and assigns forever & doe bind me & my heirs to warrant the said sale of Land from any person or persons claiming from or under me. In Witness whereof I doe hereunto sett my hand & seale this 29th day of May 1666
in presence of us John Catlett. John Speed
Recogntr in Coram John Catlett et Tho: Hawkins 7 die July 1666
Recordtr 10 die Test Robt. Davis
p. 28-29 To All to Whom &c. Know yee that I Sr. Wm. Berkeley Knt. Governor &c. doe with the Consent of the Council of State &c give and grant unto Mr. William Moseley foure hundred twenty sever acres and a half of land scituate and lying in the County of Rappahanock in the South side of the River and on the branches of Occupatia Creeke beginning at a marked red Oake neare the side of the Back Road runing thence W. S. W the land of Collo Catlett ...
p. 30-31 To All Christian people to whom these pnts shall come I Amory Butler Minister of the Gospell of Jesus Christ Now Inhabitant of the County of Rappa in Virga send greeting in our Lord God Everlasting. Know yee that I the said Amory as well for the indemnity discharge and saving harmless of me, Mr. George Jones and Mr. William Mosse and every of our heirs Exectrs. and assigns and every of them from all manner or binds and wrightings obligations whatsoever wherein we the said Amory and Mr. George Jones and Mr. William Mosse are bound or they for me in any sume or summs of money or tobacco to any persons whatsoever within the Collony of Virginia on the Accompt of ye Estate of Collo. John Catlett deceased as also for diverse other good causes and considerations me thereunto moving by these pnts do give and make over unto my loving Kinsman William Underwood of the same County all and singular my Leases, lands, goods and Chattels whatsoever as well Reale as prsonell of what kind nature quanity or condition soever the same are of be and in what place soever the same shall or may be found as well in my owne Custody and possession as of any other psons whatsoever excepting my Bookes wearing apparrell and parochiall dues within this Collony aforesaid To have and to hold all and singular the said lands leases goods and chattels and all other premises the appurtenances to the said William Underwood and his heirs and assigns forever to his and their owne proper use and behoofe and I the said Amory my heirs & assigns forever to his and their owne proper use and behoofe and I the said Amory my heirs & assigns all and singular the said lands leases goods and chattels to the said William Underwood shall warrent and forever defend by these presents and I the said Amory doe hereby further freely and willingly surrender and deposit unto the hands of the said William all that part of third of Collo. Catletts Estate late of the County left in my hands by his Relict Elizabeth since my Lawful Wife but late deceased to remine in my hands to whom she gave the profitts thereof with Certaine Provisoes in her Will exprest as thereby will more at large appears till her Children to be to certaine ages to have each their severall parts of the said thirds or what shall remaine in myne or his hands after the Estate of Coll. Catlett shall be first made good out of the same which said profitts I doe hereby give unto the said William Underwood and his heirs forever and this together with the premises I doe give upon consideration that he accepts of the Thirds and pformes the Covenants hereafter mentioned that is to say Provided that the said Underwood his heirs and assigns shall and of from time to time and at all times hereafter acquit and discharge or otherwise sufficiently save and keep harmless me the said Amory my heirs and particularly the said George Jones and William Mosse together with their heirs who became Security for me in regard of the Estate of Collo John Catlett of and from all and singular bonds and writing wherein they are bound as touching the said Estate to any persons whatsoever in any summes of money or tobacco and from all manner of actions suits charges and demands whatsoever which shall or may in any wise hereafter happen to or against the said Amory. George Jones and William Mosse his Securities four mentioned by reasons of any the obligations or writings agt them passed for and towards the securing of the said Catletts Estate and that the said Underwood doe according to the Will of the afour mentioned Elizabeth Butler late deceased deliver to each of her Children there part of the said Thirds if any shall remaine in his hands after the said John Catletts Estate shall be made good and further yt the said Underwood doe by himself his heirs or assigns pay to the said Amory or his orderre in the terme of tenn years by equall portions Twelve thousand pounds of good sound merchantable Tobacco and cask to containe the same with Convenience on the Rises of Rappa and the first payment to be made the 10th of November in the year of our Lord One thousand Six hundred Seventy and four that is to say the 10th of Novr next in pformance of all and singular the premises wee have mutually sett our hands and seals this 9th day of February in ye year of our Lord 1673
In presence of W. Moseley,                                                  Amory Butler
        Richard Cawthorne                                                            William Underwood SN
Recognitr in Cur Com Rappa primo die July 1674
p. 31-32 Know all Men by these presents that I Amory Butler of the Countie of Rappahannock Clerk doe hereby acknowledge that it is the true intent and meaning of the within instrument & it is thereby intended that amongst the land and lease therein mentionded the Six hundred acres purchased by of Mr. Warwick Cammock is thereby intended and whereby conveyed and made over upon the Conditions & according to the tennor of the said Instrument though the same be not yett acknowledged to me by the said Cammack all what said Six hundred acres I doe hereby confirm and Warrent to the said Underwoode and his heirs forever together with its appurtenances forever and doe further oblige myselfe my heirs or assigns to build on the said land one Thirtie foot house with a sheade at each end and two ourside chimneys on the broadside and to Planck one Rowme and this at my charge and further it is meant and intended in that article of the said Instrument wherein the said Underwood is bound to make good all damages and bear all charges and expenses and bear harmless me the said Amory and Securities in all things concerning the whole of thirds of Col. Catletts Estate that it is meant what changes or damges shall hereafter come only Excepting such fees as are already due to Officers living out of the Countie of Rappahannock and that he the said Underwood do pay and discharge all dues and demands due from me on the account of the said Catletts Estate and that is further to say the said Underwood is the have and possess all such goods lands and estate usuall or psonall mention in the within Instrument on consideration he discharge me of and pay for me and my Securities all debts charged and damages and demands whatsoever than are already or shall be due from me and my said Securities for conveying the said Catletts Estate of Wives thirds as Witness my hand and seal this () day of Febry 1673/4
Test W. Moseley                                                            Amory Butler
Richard Cawthorne
Recognitr in Cu Com Rappa primo die July 1674
p. 86 Know all Man by these presents that I Nicholas Catlett and Elizabeth my Wife for the valuable consideration of Three thousand pounds of good sound Merchantable tobacco and casque and other effects to us in hand paid before the signinge and delivery hereof doe sell assigne set over and make from us our heirs unto John Gouge his heirs administratrs and assigns the one halfe of my land whereupon I live lying and being in the County of Rappa on the South side the River in the Pish of SittingBourne together with the halfe of the plantation therein and alsoe the halfe of all houses edificies orchards fences clear grounds water and water courses lying or being or belonging unto the said land or plantation from us Nichols Catlett & Elizabeth our heirs Executors Admrs to the pper use and behoofe of the said John Gouge his heirs & Executrs & assigns forever wth out the let hindrance Eviction or molestation of all or any persons whatsoever that may or shall lay any clayme to any part or parcell thereof and we Nicholas Catlett & Elizabeth my Wife doe hereby oblige ourselves our heirs unto the said John Gourge his heirs and assigns in the Assumpsit of Ten thousand pounds of tobacco and casque to make acknowledgement of this our Deed unto John Gouge & his heirs by ourselves or our knowne lawfull attornery at the next Court holden for the County of Rappa and also to give him possession according to the tenure of this Instrument before two honest Witnesses then he shall require it upon due consideration of these premises and in confirmation hereof we hereunto sett our hands & seals this Twenty fourth day of July in the year of our Lord 1675
Test Richard Barbee                                                  Nicholas [a mark] Catlett
        Mary [ a mark] Barbee                                        Elizabeth [simular mark] Catlett

Sparacio, comps., Deed & Will Abstracts of [Old] Rappahannock County, Virginia (1677-1682) (Part I), (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1990).
p. 22 Will of William Gibson wherein he mentions land he bought of Nicholas Catlett 4 May 1676
Sparacio, comps., Deed and Will Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia (1677-1682) (Part II)
p. 34 Deed John Willard of Sittingbourne ...sold One hundred and fifty acres of land...south side of Rappahannock Rive in the Forest joyning on the line of Nicholas Catlett and on the line of Richard Stokes unto Robert Rudderford...5 die 9bris 1679
p. 65 The Eare mark of the Catle belonging to Margaret Lambeth Given by Coll John Catlett & James Anderson...
p. 81 John Catlett [Jun.] witnessed deed Walter Stallard to Daniel Gaines 3 August 1681
Sparacio, comps., Will Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1682-1687 (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1990)
p. 25 Will of John Watson appoints his trusty and welbeloved Friends, Capt. Daniell Gaines. Mr. Francis Slaughter, Mr. Jno Catlett and Mr. Willm Underwood as Overseers of his Will signed 6 February 1683.presented 2 April 1684 (two months later)
p. 39-41 Will of Daniel Gaines In the name of God Amen, I Daniell Gaines of the Parish of Sittenburne in the County of Rappa: being in good health of body & sound & perfect memory Praise be therefore given to Almighty God ...
Impris. ...debts pd...Orphants of Colnll John Catlett deced to be paid out of the negroes and other goods that did belong to the sd Colnll Catlets Estate the Negroes & Goods to be pd as they were appraised to me as may appear by Inventory. Item...Son, Bernard all my land that I now live upon to him & his heires lawfully begotten & that he shall not let sell or mortgage any part or parcell of the same so longe as his two Sisters, Margret & Mary or their heires be alive. It is my will that if all my Children die without heires of their bodyes then my land to fall to my Grandson, John Smyth & to his heires forever Item I give to my Daughter Mary the Mare colt that now sucks on Mare Betty and all her encrease to her & her heires for Ever Item It is my will that the Mare Heyfer & hogs that I have given to my Grandson in Law John Smith be & remaine to his proper use forever Item. It is my Will that the first living Child that my Negro Cate doth bring be given to my Daughter Margarett and to her heires for ever & if it lives to the age of three yeares to be in lieu of a man Servant, otherwise to be in no stead Item I do give to my Son, Bernard my Silver hilted sword & Belt & my Seale Ring Item I give unto my deare & loveing Wife, Margret, one third of all my Estate in lieu of her Dowre Item. My will is that the other two parts of my Estate be deviced (divided) between my three children, Bernard, Margret and Mary and no part of it be apprised but to be inventoried and delivered in kind Item. It is my will that my Daughter Margaret have a good feather bead & furniture at my death in full of her part of my bedding Item It is my will that my Daughter Mary have the use of so much housing & land as she needs soe long as she continued unmarried Item. It is my will that as soone as it can a man Servant be bought with Tobacco for my Daughter Margaret in part of he [sic her] porcon Item. It is my will that my Wife, Son Bernard and Daughter Mary keep their shares together for their menteyance doing their best by their Endeavours to Encrease the same as long as my Wife continues Widdow or so land as either of my Children continue unmarried and at the day of Marriage of my Wife or of either of my Children then my Childrens part to be delivered them in kind Item My will is that my two Children Bernard & Mary have as many things apeice out of my Estate as my Daughter Margaret hath had already & the rest to be devided between them equally by my loveing Kinsman, John Catlett & Sons in Law John Smyth and Ralph Rowzey and not to go to Law one with the other Item It is my will that my Estate be inventoryed within ten dayes after my decease Item I give to my deare & loving wife Twenty Shilling to buy her a Mourning Ring to ware for my sake & to my two Daughters each of them a Ring of Ten Shillings price Item It is my will that if I die haveing no tobacco in my house that my Servants bee & remaine together till they make a good crop of Arenoco Tobacco out of which my Wife having first taken her Thirds then my Son Bernard & Daughter Mary have out of the rest each of them as much as my Daughter Margarett hath already then if any be remaining over & above to be devided equally between them all three Item. It is my will that my Children have their Estate at the death or day of Marriage of my Wife whether they be of age or not Item It is my will the Children of Colnll John Catlett remaine with my Wife til they come of age or not Item I nominate & appont my dear and loveing Wife my sole Executrix of this my last Will and testament. and Guardian to my Children so longe as she lives a Widdow. IN Witness whereof I the sd Daniell Gaines to this my last Will & Testamt do sett my hand & Seale this Eighteeenth of August in the yeare of our Lord One thousand Six hundred Eighty & two
Signed Sealed & delivered and declared Daniel Gaines
presence of Wm Murrow
John Catlett Wm Browne
Wee the Subscribers do hereby testifie and declare upon or Oathes wee did see Capt Danll Gaines with menconed signe seale & deliver this ...Recorded 1 die 8bris Ano 1684
p. 61 John Catlett appraised estate of Richd Ellitt decd13 August 1685
Sparacio, comps., Order Book Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1683-1685 (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1990)
p. 26 John Catlett replaced as Survayors of the Highways 8 May 1684 as was John Taliaferro
p. 43 2 October 1684 The Court doe order Mr. Henry Awbrey, Capt. Saml Blomfeild Mr. Robt Plea and Mr. John Smith Junyr to meet at ye House of Capt. Daniel Gaines late deced on the twentieth Instant then & there to take & sever the Estate of ye orphans of Col John Catlett deced out of and from the Estate of the Said Capt Daniel Gaines, And that in this separation respect be had to ye Inventory and Apprisement of the said Collonll Catlett Estate the end the Orphants may in specie (as nere as possible) as well as value receive ye Estate of their Deceased Father: It is likewise further ordered that the above named Mr Awbrey Capt. Blimfeild, Mr. Plea & John Smith doe take a just and perfect Inventory & Apprismt of the Estate so severed, And delivr: in ye same upon Oath to the next Court held on the South side the River; As also that the said Estate remaine in the hands of the Relict & Execurx of the above named Capt Daniel Gaines untill the next South side Court as aforesaid where such further proceedings will be had therein
p. 75 1 April 1685 Ordered that Mr. John Daningerfield at the next Court held for this count on the South side the River give in good & sufficient security for so much of the Estate of Colonll John Catlett deced as is now coming to his possession by marrying the Relict & sole Execurx of Capt Danll Gaines under whose trust & care the aforesd Estate was
p. 78 6 May 1685 Mr. John Catlett & John Foard ordered to inventory estate of Richard Ellit.
Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1682-1686, (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1990),
p. 36. I Rosamond Jacob do by these prsents give and make over unto David Catlet Son of Nicholas Catlet one yearling heifer named Nancy of a brindled colour marked with a crop a slitt and underkeele in right eare & crop in the left eare To him the said David Catlet his heires forever the male increase to run and be for them that keep and look after the said heifer till he attaines the age of sixteen yeares and after both male and female to br for the use of him the said David and his heires for ever the said heifer I doe warrant from the claimes of any maner of person whatsoever as Witness my hand this 13th day of October 1683
Test Tho New                                                            Rosamond Jacob her marke
Recordatr xii die 8bris 1683
p. 52-53 Recorded a deed whereby William Underwood Senyr sold land to to Mr. John Foxhall of Popes Creek in Westmoreland County Merchant his interest in a Grist or Water Mill that at the time belonged to his mother-in-law. This was executed 4 July 1670 The witnesses were John Catlett, Tho Hawkins, John Vassall (Catlett was living on 4 July 1670) This was recorded on 7 May 1684, Underwood Senr mother in law must have died.
p. 74 Deed whereby James Gaines sold part of his patent to Abraham Step and James Anderson 17 November 1670 witnessed John Catlett and Daniel Gaines 18 Nov 1670 Recordit in Court Rappa x1 die in May Anno 1671. witness John Catlett and Thos: Hawkins
p. 86 Reference to survey made by Colo John Catlett
Sparacio, comps., Order Book Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1685-1687 (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1990)
p. 6 2 Sept 1685 ...Mr. John Catlett & John Powell are by the Court appointed to appraise the goods for the above Debt on the 10th October next ensueing.above Debt on the 10th October next ensueing.above Debt on the 10th October next ensueing.above Debt on the 10th October next ensueing.
p. 20 Judgment is granted to Mr. Christopher Blackburne against Mr. John Catlett for Three hundred pounds of tobb & cask wch the sd Catlett assumed to pay for Wm Murrough...
p. 21 Upon reasonable peticon of Mrs. Elizabeth Catlett one of the Daughters of Colnll John Catlett deced It is ordered that Mr. John Daingerfield who intermarryed with the Relict of Capt. Daniel Gaines who was possessed wth the Estate of the sd Colnll Catlett do pay unto the sd Mrs Elizabeth Catlett all & whatsoever Estate left her by the last Will & Testamt of her deced Father & that she be forthwith possessed with the same according to the true intent & meaning of the sd Last Will
p. 40-41 7 April 1686 Whereas Mrs Elizabeth Catlett one of the Daughters of Colnll John Catlett & Elizabeth his Wife of this County both deced did evidently make appeare in this Court that she the sd Elizabeth hath attained full age of one & twenty years and for as much as the sd Elizabeth Wife of the Sd John Catlett did by her last Will & Testament amongst other things give & bequeath to her sd Daughter a fourth part of what money Sterling she had remaining at the time of her death in the hands of Mr. John Mumford, Merchant, in London and the sd Elizabeth Catlett making humble suit to this Court have ordered that the sd Mr. John Mumford pay unto the sd Elizabeth Catlett the fourth part of Fifty three pounds five Shillings Sterling money wch appears due to her by the sd last Will of her deced Mother and resting as aforesd in the hands of the sd John Mumford --Whereas Elizabeth Catlett one of the Daughters of Colnll John Catlett & Elizabeth his Wife of this County both deced did evidently make appeare to this Court that she the sd Elizabeth had attained the full age of one and twenty years and for as much as the sd Elizabeth Wife of the sd John Catlett did by her last Will & Testament amongst other things give & bequeath unto her sd Daughter one fourth part of the money Sterling she had remaining at the time of her death in the hands of John Jeffries Esqr Merchant in London and the sd Elizabeth makeing humble suit this Court have ordered that the said John Jeffries Esqr pay unto sd Elizabeth Catlett the fourth part of Seventeen pounds sixteen shilling Sterling money wch appears due to her by the sd last Will of her deced Mother and resting in the hands of the sd John Jeffries Esqr.
p. 51 7 July 1686 Ordered that Mr. John Catlett & Mr. John Taliaferro do meet at some convenient place on the 15th day of next Septembr then & there to inventory & appraise the Estate of Robert Cash...Colnll Cadwalader Jones is rquested to administer an Oath to the sd Appraiseres .…
p. 76 6 April 1687 Whereas Mr. Robert Taliaferro who marryed Sarah one of the Daughters of Colnll Jno Catlett & Elizabeth his Wife of this County both deced did make appeare to this Court that the sad Elizabeth did by her last Will give & bequeath unto the sd Sarah her Daughter the 4th part of what money Sterling she had at the time of her decease remaining in the hands of Jno Jeffries Esqr., of London Mercht and the sd Robert makeing humble suit to this Court have ordred tht the sd Jno Jeffries Esqr pay unto the sd Robert Taliaferro in Right of his sd Wife the 4th part of Seventeen pound Sixteen Shillings money wch appeares due to her by the sd Last Will and Testamt in the hands of the sd Jno Jeffries Esqr Whereas Mr. Robert Taliaferro who marryed Sarah one of the Daughters of Colnll Jno Catlett & Eliz his Wife of this County both deced did evidently make appeare to the County that the said Elizabeth by her last Will & Testament give & bequeath unto the sd Sarah, her Daughter the 4th part of what mony Sterling she had at the time of her decease remaining in the hands of Jno Mumford of London Mercht and the sd Robt makeing humble suit This Court have ordered that the sd John Mumford pay unto the said Robt. Taliaferro in right of his said Wife the 4th part of Fifty three pounds five Shillings Sterl money wch appeared due to her by the sd Last Will & Testamt & resting in the hands of the sd John Mumford
p. 83 John Catlett who was lawfully summond by the sheriff to appear in court to serve on a jury and not appearing was finded 250 pounds of tobacco
Sparacio, comps., Order Book Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1687-1689 (McLean, VA:The Antient Press, 1990)
p. 29 3 May 1688 Judgmt (nisi Causa) granted to John Catlett against Geo: Haslewood for Two thousand pounds of tobb & caske upon Bill to be pd wth cost of suit als exe
p. 32 6 June 1688 Ordered that Mr. John Catlett, Mr. Fran: Thorn & Mr. Alexandr: Doniphan do meet at the house of Mr. Robt. Taliaferro, late deced, on the 25th of this Inst. June and that then & there they inventory & appraise all & singular the sd Mr. Taliaferros Estate as shall be prsented to their view and make report thereof to the next Court held for this county. Capt Samll Blomfield is requested to administer an Oath to the sd Appraisers for due appraisemt as also to Sarah Taliaferro, Relict & Adminstrx of the sd Mr Taliaferro for true discovery of the said Estate
p. 37 1 August 1688 Mr. John Catlett ordered to appraise the Estate of Mr. John Haslewood.
p. 39 1 August 1688 Geo: Haslewood confessed Judgment to John Catlett for Twelve hundred & eight pounds of tobb & caske ...
p. 48 3d October 1688 John Catlett impannelled & sworne to serve on jury Antho: Williams agt. Jno Taliaferro
p. 93 3d of October 1689 Reff intr. Jos: Beckley & John Catlett till next court
Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1686-1688 (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1990)
p. 42-43 Know...I Robert Taliaferro of the County of Rappahannock and Parish of St. Marys in Virginia, Gent. and Sarah his Wife for a good cause and valuable consideration them thereunto moving and more expecially for Eight thousand pounds of Tobb: in caske paid by John Battaile have sold unto the sd John Battaile his heirs Three hundred acres of land being on the South side of the Rappa: River being part of 600 acres bequeath Between Elizabeth and Sarah Catlett by Mr. John Catlett deced lying and joyning to Mr. John Catlett Junr. and to John Goss and facing the River To have and to hold the sd land being Three hundred acres and more with all privileges whatsoever from the sd Robt Taliaferro and Sarah his Wife to him the sd John Battaile his heires forever to the proper use of the sd Battaile without lett or hindrance of them the sd Taliaferro and Sarah his Wife or any person claiming any part thereof and the sd Robt. Taliaferro and Sarah his Wife do agree with the sd John Battaile to give him such further assurance as he shall think fitt and to acknowledge this Instrument and Deed of Writing in the next Court in Course held for Rappa. County In Witness whereof the said Robt Taliaferro and Sarah his Wife have sett their hands and seales this 30 day of March 1687
Signed and sealed and delivered in presents of us
John Taliaferro                                                            Robt Taliaferro
Moses Hulbert                                                            Sarah [an S mark] Taliaferro
Phillip Thoms
Record Cur Com Rappa: 14th die Aprilis 1687

p. 88-89 June 1688 Deed recorded for Elizabeth (Catlett) Taliaferro and her husband Fran: Taliaferro for the other portion of the of the land discribed as ...have granted unto the sd John Battaile his heirs Three hundred acres of land more or less being on the South side of Rappa. County (being granted by Patent in the yeare of our Lord 1657 to John Jollity and renewed in the yeare 1662 to Tho: Button who sold the as land to Henry Corbyn Esqr by Deed bearing date May the 12th 1664 and 67 conveighed by Esqr Corbin to Collo: John Catlett who in his Last Will and Testamt: did bequeath the sad land to his Daughter Elizabeth and Sarah the uppermost part of the sd land being Three hundred acres of land the one halfe of six hundred given and granted as abovesd....5th of September 1687,Cadwalder Jones, John Davis Robt: Taliaferro witnesses
p. 94 9 die Augst 1688 ...I Wm: Sedgwick, Attorney of Leonard Claiburne of St. Eliza: Parish in the Island of Jamaica Gent., have granted lett and to farme lett unto John Waugh of Stafford County, Clerk, his heires and assignes one messuage and devident of land being on the North side of the Rappa:River and beginning at....said land conteyning Two thousand acres of land granted by Pattent bearing the 8th 1668 and coming and accruing to the sd Leonard Claiburne as Survivour of the joynt pourchases To have and to hold to him the sd John Waugh his heires and assignes abovesd for and during the space of one hole yeare to begin at the date of these presents and to be full accomplished and ended for the compleat term and time of one yeare the sd Waugh yeilding and paying therfore yearly the Chief Rent which shall be due to the Lord of the Fee In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and affixed my seale the 25th of July 1688....
p. 98 5 die 9ber 1690 John Prosser of Parish of St. Marys in County of Rappa Plantr...consideracon ... William Smyth and Tho:Hillard...granted...parcell of land lying between Mr. John Buckners land and the land of Mr. John Haslewood formerly John Payness ....branch of Muzenseen Run thence South east to the Main Run of Golden Vale Creek thence down the sd Run to a Hockory thence up a branch to a marked white Oake in th line of John Haslewoods by estimation fifty acres more or less ...being part of a Patent of Sd Prossers bearing date the 21st of 8 ber 1684...30th of 10ber 1689
witnesses John Catlett and Wm. Catlett
p. 102 Know all men by these presents that I Wm. Catlett of County of Rappa Parish of Sittenburne for and in consideracon of the sum of Five thousand pounds of Tobb: and cask secured to be paid to me by John Smyth of County and Parish aforesd have granted unto John Smyth his heirs One Hundred acres of land lying in County of Rappa on South side of the River from the Thickett Swamp adjacent to Robt Payne extending back in the woods for its length the sd hundred acres of land with all its rights and priviledges To have and to hold from me sd Wm. Catlett my heirs and assigns in as large manner as may be collected out of the Patent without the hindrance of me sd Wm Catlett my heirs or assign In Witness whereof I have sett my hand and seal this 18th of 9ber 1690.
Signed Sealed & delivered in the presents of us
Bernard Ganes                                                            Wm Catlett
Ralph Rowzee
Recgnitr in Cur Comp. Rappa 4 die January 1690 NOTE NO DOWER FOR WILLIAM
Sparacio, comps., Order Book Abstracts of (Old) Rappahannock County, Virginia 1689-1692 (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1990)
p. 2d: day of July Ano. 1690 Whereas Wm Catlett of this County did evidnetly make appeare to the Court that his Mother, Elizabeth the Relict of Colnll. Jno. Catlett deced, by her last Will & Testament did give & bequeath unto the sd Wm. a fourth part of whet mony Serling she had at the time of her decease remaining in the hands of John Jeffries Esqr. Mercht. in London and the sd William being now arived to the age of One & twenty years and making humble suit, This Court have ordered that the Excutrs. of the sd John Jeffries Esqr. do pay unto the sd Wm. Catlett the 4th part of Seventeen pounds Sixteen Shillings Sterling mony wch: appears due to him by the sd Last Will and resting in the hands of the Exectrs. aforsd Whereas Wm Catlett of this County did evidently make appeare to the Court that his Mother , Elizabeth, Relict of Colnll. John Catlett deced, by her last Will & Testament did give and bequeath unto the sd William a fourth part of what mony Sterling she had at the time of her decease remayning in the hands of Mr. John Monford, Mercht., in London and the sd William being now arived to the age of One & twenty yeares and making humble suit, The Court have ordered that Mr. John Munford do pay unto the sd Wm. Catlett the 4th part of Fifty three pounds five Shillings Sterling mony wch” appeares due to him by the sd Last Will resting in the hands of the sd Mr. Munford
p. 36 3d September 1690 Ordered that Capt. John Catlett, Mr. John Bataile & Mr. James Tayler do between this & the next North side Court held for this County meet at the House of Mr. Antho: Savage and then & there examine & auditt all accts. that shall be exhibited
p. 40 5the day of November 1690 Ordered that a Lettr: be writt & sent the the Right Honrble the Governr: requesting that an addition may be made to the Commission of the Peace for this County of Fran: Thornton and that Capt. Geo: Tayler be added to the Quorum and also that the methd formerly used in the County of hearing & determining actions on the same side of the River whereon they were brought may be received
p. 58 1st of April 1691 Ordered that Mr. John Catlett, Mr. Fran: Slaughter, Mr. Robert Brookes, Mr. Tho: Parker or any three of them do meet at the House of Capt. Samll. Blomfield....
p. 60 3d June 1691 The Majties Sheriff of this County prsenting to the Court a New Commission of the Peace and Dedimus Postestation from the Right Honrble the Governr: for swearing such Gen: as were named in the sd Commission to be Justices of peace for this County in order thereto and as by the sd Dedimus it is directed Colnll John Stone & Mr. Henry Awbrey dis his day administer the Oaths enjoyned by Act of Parliament instead of the Oaths of Allegiance & Supremacy unto Capt Geo: Tayler, Capt John Catlett, Capt. Wm: Moseley, Capt Bernard Gaines, Mr. Edward Thomas & Mr. Alexandr: Doniphan together with the Oath for duly executing the Office of a Justice of the peace, which being performed (Capt. Jno. Catlett, Capt. Bernd Gaines) the sd Genltman: did administer the sd Oaths to the sd Colnll. John Stone & Mr. Henry Awbrey...
p. 62 1 July 1691 Ordered that Capt John Catlett do take the List of Tithables in the room & prcincts of Antho: Savage
p. 84 Att a Court held for Rappa: County at Hobbes Holde at the House of Mr. Robt. Coleman the 9th day of ; 8ber: Ano: 1691 Capt. Jno: Catlett among those present as Justice
H. R. McIlwaine, ed., Minutes of the Council and General Count of Colonial Virginia (Richmond:Virginia State Library, 1979)
pp. John 216, 228, 255, 224, 250, 230 255, 339, 340, and Nicholas 362
p. 230 Coll Jno Catlett hath order granted him to pattent five hundred acres of land lying upon Omen Creeke on the North side of Rappa River former’l granted to sd Catlett and by him assigned to Henr. Corbyn Esqr and by him seserted Entering rights according to law
p. 339-40 26th May 1673 Sr. Wm Berkley Knt Govrnor &c. Tho: Ludwell Secr Edward Diggs Coll Beale Tho. Ballard Esqra
Whereas Co.. John Catlett Deced made a will and Died leaveing his wife Exectx and Mr. Amory Butler married the said Executrix but before marriage Butler by his bond Gives the widdow liberty to Dispose of her estate either by will of Catlett Deced or as Administratrix She dies and make a will And now a Dispute Arrises betweene the said Butler and Capt Tho: Hawkins A Kinsman to the said Cattlett who shall have the Managements of the said estates and the Keepeing and Educacon of the Children of Catlet, It is Orde’d that the said Mr. Amory Butler doe at the next County Court held at Rappa Give Good and sufficient Security to Preforme pay and fullfill the wills of the said Catletts wife Deced and then that he be Poffe’d and have the management of all the said Catlett and wifes estate And further is order’d that Mr. Daniell Gaynes have the Keeping and Educacon of the said Catlets Children.
p. 362 Capt Wm Moseley Robert Beverly & Nich: Cattlett hath order Granted to Pattent Twelve hundred Acres of Land in Rappahan. Countie on the North Side of Gilson runn Joying to the said Capt Beverlys land & Thomaa Buttons land formerly Granted Mr. John Pate and for want of Seateing by him Deserted Ent. rights According to Custome. [2 April 1674]
H. R. McIlwaine, ed., Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia Vol. I (Richmond, The Virginia State Library, 1925/1976)
p. 444 (3 June 1699) List of principall Officer’s of Militia nominated for Essex County Ralph Wormeley Esqr Colonell and Comander in Cheif, William Moseley Lieutenant Colonell, John Catlett Major.
H. R. McIlwaine, ed., Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia Vol. II (Richmond: The Virginia State Library, 1927, 1976)
p. 379. 9 August 1704 Upon reading a Letter from Collo John Catlet of Essex County dated the 7th instant giving account that diverse strance Indians had taken and carried away two Negroe’s from Mr. William Smiths Plantation in the said County, and that thereupon he has given orders to a troop of horse to go in search of them, His Excellency and the Council do approve of the said Collo Catlet’s dilligence and desire him to continue to give the necessary directions to the Troops under his command to range on the Frontiers for the better apprehending the said Indians and preventing further mischief untill he shall judge convenient to discharge them upon the ceasing of the danger.
p. 389 Ordered that the Sheriff of Essex County acquaint Collo John Catlet that he is appointed one of the Commrs of Oyer & Terminer for a trail of the Indians at Richmd County Court house on the 5th day of October next and also acquaint Mr Richd Buckner that he is appointed one of the Clerks for the said Trial and require them to give their attendance accordingly.
ESSEX COUNTY
Sparacio, comps., Record Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1692-1693 (McLean, VA:The Antient Press, 1991)
p. 1 Mr. Henry Awbrey, Mr. Henry Williamson, Capt. John Catlett, Capt William Moseley, Mr. Thomas Edmondson by vertue of a Power from the Rt. Honable Francis Nicholson Esqr their Maties Lt. Governor of Virginia took Oaths enjon’d by Act of Parliamt instead of Oaths of Allegiance and Supremacy and the Oath of Justice of the Peace for Essex County.
p. 8 John Catlett present in Court as justice 11 July 1692
p. 10 11 July 1692 The difference depending between Wm. Catlett Plantiff and Mrs Elizabeth Blumfeild, Admx of Capt Samli Blumfeild deced. Def, is refer’d till next Court
p. 12 Same action 10th August 1692
p. 17-18 10 September 1692 Judgment is granted to Mr. Wm. Catlett against Mrs. Eliza: Blumfeild, Relict and Admx. of Capt. Samll Blumfeild deced. for Fifty five pounds eight Shillings to be paid with cost of suit
p. 26 10 November 1692 1200 pounds of tobacco awarded Capt Jno Catlett for six wolves kill’d by gun
p. 29 John Catlett present in court 10 February 1692
p. 30 Ordered that Capt Jno Catlett. Mr. Fra: Taliaferro, Mr. Jno Taliaferro & Mr. Saml Sallis or any three of them doe on the fifth day of May next meet at the Plantacon of Mr. Geo: Haslewood deced in the County and being first sworne appraise what Estate of the said decades Estate as shall be presented to them by Mrs. Eliza Marked out ) Haslewood Admix of the sd deced and Capt: Jno Battaile be there to swear ye appraisers
p. 31 11 February 1692/3 Capt Jno Catlett present...
p. 42 Judgmt is granted to Capt. John Catlett agt: ye Estate of Mr. George deced for six hundred pounds of tobo: and cask by Bill to be paid with costs of suit als Exop. 51
p 51-52 Deed John Prosser to William Smith and Tho: Hilliard 30th Dec 1689 witnessed by John and William Catlett
p. 54-55 John Catlett and Bernard Gaines witness for Hen: Awbrey
p. 84 Deed which talks about a line of Coll Jno Catlett in the discription
p. 91 John Catlett witnessed Adm bond for estate of George Haslewood
p. 106 John Catlett witnessed deed William Ball to Sarah Ball 11 Aprill 1693
Sparacio, comps., Record Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1694-1695 (McLean VA:The Antient Press, 1991)
p. 20 AT a Court held for Essex County for Proportioning the Levy November the 9th: Ano: Dom:1694 Present Capt. John Catlett, Mr. Thomas Edmondson, Capt. Edward Thomas, Mr. Bernard Gaines, Mr. Robert Brooke Justice of ye Peace, Mr. Jno:Taliaferro
To Capt Jno:Catlett for four wolves heads by Pitt 1200 lbs tobacco, Mr. Wm. Catlett for two wolves heads by pitt 0600 lbs To Mr. Wm. Catlett for keeping Ferry six months 1000 lbs
p. 21 Capt John Catlett present at a County held for Essex County 11 Feb 1694
p. 41 Capt. Jno Catlett, to administer oath to Robt:Kany, Jno: Prosser, Andrew Harrison & Jno:Goss or any three ... to appraise a Negro boy in suit between John Powell and William Tomlin and Anne his wife.
p. 43 Capt John Catlett present as session of Essex County Court held 10 Sept 1695
Upon ye Pett: of Wm. Catlett, Its ordered that he be allowed by this County of Ferrying ye Inhabitants thereof over Rappa:River after the value of Two thousand pounds of tobo: & caske p annum givieing attendance therto.
p. 46 Upon ye petition of William Buckner, John Buckner and Thomas Buckner Exrs. of Mr. John Buckneer deced, Its ordered that Capt. John Catlett, Mr. Francis Taliaferro, Mr. Samuell Sallis and Mr. Robert Key or any three of t hem do on Fryday next meet at ye sd deceds Plantacon in this County and then and there ...
p. 48 John Catlett present at Essex County 12 day of November 1695
p. 51 Capt. John Catlett is requested to be Surveyor in the precincts John Gooses was Surveyor of
p. 52 Upon ye mocon of Capt. Edward Thomas, a Letter of Attorney from Richard Robinson to him was proved by the oath of Mr. Thomas Gregson (who likeise mad oath the he saw Richard Catlett witness ye same) and ordered to be recorded.
p. 67 Deed references line of Catlett.

p. 88 John Catlett a witness on two occasions

p. 89                      “

p. 90                      “

p. 93 12 November 1694 deed between John Baker and Anthony Samuell John Catlett’s line in discription of land.
p. p. 96 Same.
Sparacio, comps., Order Book Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1695-1699 (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1991)
p. 1 John Catlett present in court 10 Feb 1695
David Catlett appeared and acknowledged a Deed of Sale of a prcell of land to be his act & deed to Francis Meriwether which is ordered to be recorded Also the above said David Catlett acknowledged a bond for perfomrances of Covenants in the above menconed Deed of Sale to be his act & deed to ye above Francis Meriwether wch is likewise ordered to be recorded
p. 2 Francis Meriwether acknowledged an Assignment of a Patent of Land to be his act & deed to David Catlett which is ordered to be recorded
p. 20 John Peale by virtue of a Power from Mary Meriwether , Wife of Francis Meriwether, appear’d & according to the sd Power acknowledged her, the sd Mary’s right of Dower of in and to a parcell of land sold by the sd Francis Meriwether (blank in transcript) Catlett which is ordered to be recorded
David Catlett appear’d and acknowledged an Assignment (blank in trnscript) a parcell of land to Robert Brooke wch: is ordered to be recorded
p. 27 11 November 1696 The suit between Wm. Catlett & Jno. Morgan dismist for want of prosecution
p. 30 County levy 1696 To Capt. Jno. Catlett for Burgesses Charges April last 2090, To Wm. Catlett for keeping Ferry 14 months 2332 lbs of tobacco
p. 58-59 Capt Jno Catlett present at sessions of court November 22 & 23 1697.
p. 62 County levys for Capt Jno Catlett two Wolfs heads .600; To Mr. Wm. Catlett for keeping Southing Ferry 2000 Capt Jno. Catlett present at court 10 Jan 1697
p. 72 The Last Will and Testamt. of Jno. Richee was prov’d by ye Oaths of Mr. Robt. Brooke & Margaret Catlett & ordered to be recorded, And a Probate thereof granted to Susanna Richee, Ex therein named
Its ordered that the Sheriff or his Deputy summon David Catlett, Danl Shipley & Isaac Flowere to appear at next Court and read an acct. of what Estate they have in their hands belonging to ye Estate of Patrick
p. Capt. Jno Catlett present in Cut 22 September 1698
It ordered that Capt. Far: Slaughter. Mr. Berth: Voter, Mr. Jno Hawkins & Mr. Wm. Catlett or any three of them some time between this & ye next Court (being sworne before Mr. Robt. Brooke) Inventory & appraise the Estate of Patrick Jackson deced, And that Mr. Bernard Gaines, Admrs. of the sd deceds, present ye same to ye next Court upon Oath
p. 85 At Essex county Court 23 Sept. 1698 Wm Catlett was appointed Surveyor of ye High Ways for ensueing year in ye Lower Precincts
p. 95 County levy To Capt. Jno Catlett for a Wolfs head killed by an Indian 100 lbs, To Capt Jno. Catlett for three Wolfs head by pitt 99 lbs. Jno Catlett present in court 10 Jan 1698
p. 104 Its ordered that Margt. Catlett be paid by Mr. Ber: Gaines Admr. of Patrick Jackson deced, two hundred pds. of Tobo for looking after a young Child of ye sd deced two months with costs als Exo.
p. 105 19 June 1699 By vertue of his Excellencys Commission, Jno. Catlett, Tho: Edmondson, Ber: Gaines & Jno. Taliaferro Gents. were sworne Justices of ye Peace for this County & subscribed ye Associacon having fist taken y Oaths appointed by Act of parliament to be taken instead of ye Oaths of Allegiance & supremacy & ye sd administered them by Robt. Brooke & Jno. Battaile Gents., impowered thereto by a Dedimus from his Excellency...
p. 106 The last Will & Testamet. of Wm Catlett deced was prov’d by ye Oaths of Wm. Thompson, Robert Payne & Jno. Smith ordered to be recorded & a Probate thereof granted to Eliz: Catlett, Exc. therein named giveing security according to Law
p. 109-110 In ye suit betwen Capt. Jno Catlett Plt. & Peter Sallinger Deft. for one hundred acres of land lying on ye mouth of Golden Vale Creek in ye sd Defts, possession as marrying ye relict of Jno. Dixon deced, wch: ye sd deced had of ye Plt. in Exchange of Lands between ye Plt. Capt. Jno. Bttaile and ye sd deced. Its ordered that his Mties Writt of Habere facias possessionam be directed to ye Shariff of this County to put ye Plt. into quiet possession of ye sd Land, ye sd Exchange being adjudged void in Court by he death of ye sd Jno. Dixon and that the Deft pay cost.
Sparacio, comps., Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1695-1697 (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1991)
p. 4-5 ...Whereas their Mats. by Letters Patents bearing date ye first of November 1690 have been graciously pleased to constitute and appoint his Excellency Francis Lowr Howar, Lt: and Governr: Genll. of Virginia and amongst other powere by his Royall Commisssion to him given and granted have been graciously pleased to Constitute and appoint Justices of the Peace within this their Majties. Dominion of Virginia...Jno. Catlett ... appointed and to administer the oath
p. 12 This indenture made the tenth day of February 1695 Between David Catlett of Essex County, Planter, of the one part & Francis Meriwether of the same County of the other part: Witnesseth that the said David Catlett for an Assignment of a Patent of Two hundred and Ninety nine acres and an halfe of land and Three thousand two hundred pounds of tobacco & caske to him in hand wll and truely paid, hath granted unto ye said Francis Meriwether his heirs and assignes for ever all the land which did of right belong & appettaine to Nicholas Catlett, Father of the said David Catlett, late of Rappahannock County included in a Patent of Seventeen hundred and Ninety acres granted unto Capt William Moseley, also late of the said County of Rappahannockk & ye said Nicholas Catlett deceased, bearing date the 29th day of September 1671; scituate & being in the aforesaid County of Essex formerly Rapphannock County, which is come and descended unto the said David Catlett as Sonne & heir apparent of the said Nicholas Catlett and all and singular other the premises with their appurtenances and all houses edifices trees and building thereupon standing & built, and all Orchards gardens pastures belonging and every part thereof and all the Estate right which he may have; To have and to hold unto the said Francis Meriwether his heirs and assignes from this day of the date hereof to ye only use & behoff of the said Francis Meriwether his heirs and assigns forever. And the said David Catlett for himself his heirs grant by these presents in manner following (Vizt) that the said Francis Meriswether his heirs and assignes from henceforth forever lawfully & quietly occupy the before mencioned lands with the appurtenances without ye lawfull interruption of ye said David Catlett his heirs or assignes or by any other persons claiming under him. In Witness whereof the said David Catlett hath hereunto set his hand and seale
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
A. Spicer David Catlett
John Peatle, John Hawkins
At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of Febry: 1695
The Within & above specified contents were acknowledged by David Catlett to be his
act & deed and ordered to be recorded
Test Francis Meriwether Cl Cur
Know all men by these presents that I David Catlett am firmly bound unto Francis Meriwether in the sum of Eighteen thousand pounds of good sound merchantable tobacco & caske dated this tenth day of Febry: 1695
The Condicon of this obligacon is that if David Catlett do truely perform all agreements which ought to be kept mentioned in a certaine Deed without fraud or coven. than this present obligacon to be void, otherwise to remain in full force & vertue
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of
A Spicer
John Peatle, John Hawkins David Catlett

p. 13 AT a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of Febry: 1695
The within specified contents were acknowleged by the within named David Catlett to be his act & deed and ordered to be recorded
Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
p. 16 Know all men by these presents that I Fra: Meriwether of ye County of Essex do for a valuable consideracon already reced. assigne & make over unto David Catlett of the same County his heirs & assignes all my right to the within menconed Patent of land with warranty from all persons claiming all right thereto by from or under me my heirs of assignes & also do oblige myself my heirs to acknowleged the same at ye next Court to be held for Essex County: In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seale this 30th day of November 1695
Signed Sealed & Delivered in ye presence of
John Peatle                                                            Francis Meriwether
Ann Burnet
At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of Febry. 1695
The above specified contents were acknowledged by ye above named Far: Meriwether to be his real act and deed & ordered to be recorded
Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
p. 45 Know all men by these presents that I Francis Meriwether of the County of Essex doe for a valuable consideracion already received assigne & make over unto David Catlett of the Same County his heirs & assignes, and alsoe do hereby oblige myselfe my heirs to acknowledge The same at the next Court to be held for Essex County: In Witness wherof I have set my hand and seale this 30the day of November 1695
Signed sealed & delivered in ye presence of
John Peale, Francis Meriwether
Ann Burnet
At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of February 1695
The above specified contents were acknowledged by Francis Meriwether to be his act
and deed to ye abovesd. David Catlett & ordered to be recorded
Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
At a Court held for Essex County ye 10th day of August 1696...
p. 46 Know all men by these presents yt: I David Catlett of ye County of Essex doe far a valuable consideracon already received, make over unto Robert Brooke of the same County his heirs & assignes, all my right to ye within menconed Pattent and Land with warrant from all persons claimeing any right under me my heirs and also do oblige myslf to acknowledge the same at the next Court held for Essex Coutny, In Witness whereof I have set my hand and seale this fourth day of August 1696
Signed sealed & deliv’d in ye presence of
John Sorrell                                                  David Catlett
William Cole
Acknowledged in Essex County Court ye 10th day of August 1696 and ordered to be recorded
Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
p. 77 David Cattlett summons as an Evidence
p. 86 Know all men by these presents that I Ellinor Merriott of Essex County Widdow of James Meriott deced, for and in consideration that Francis Merriwether of the same County hath granted m Liberty to live and dwell on that Plantation wch he purchased of David Catlett....
Sparacio, comps.,Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1697-1699 (McLean, VA:The Antient Press, 1991)
p. 6 John Catlett Witness

p. 31 Margaret Catlet Witnessed the will of John Richee
John Catlett witness

p. Deed mentiones land of Jno: Catlett & Ralph Rowzey

p. 94-95 Virginia. In ye name of god Amen, I William Catlett of ye County of Essex of ye Parish of Cittenburn, Gent., do make and ordaine this my last Will & Testat. in manner & form following.
Imprs. I give & bequeath my Soul unto Almighty God my Creatr: & Preserver & my body to ye eath to be decently buried at ye discretion of my Exectrix hereafter named; My will is that all my debts that I owe in right or conscience be duely paid by my Exex I give & bequeath to my dear Wife ye land I now live on three hundred acres to be first payd out with: all houses orchards profits comodities therto belonging to her & her heirs forever; alwaies provided that she live to have a Child & that ye Child be called by ye name of Catlett.
Also my will is that she have liberty to take what Timber she shall want for ye use of ye sd Plantacon of any pt. of my land hereafter bequeathed;
Item. If my Wife be with Child or shall be with Child by me I give to ye sd. Child whether Male or female all my Land wtsoever (not bequeathed) with all houses orchards profits or comodities therto belonging to him or her heirs Executrs; Administratrs: or assignes for ever:
Item. My will is that if my Wife should dye without a Child by me that my Nephew, William Slaughter, shall enjoy & possess ye Land called ye Rich Land lying by ye land of Ralph Rowzy with all profits thereto belonging to him & his heirs Exectrs. Administratrs: forever provided he live to come of age;
It: I f my Wife dye Childless, I give to my Nephew, Tho: Catlett, ye land I now live on above bequeathed to my Wife to him & his heirs forever, provided that he ye sd. Thomas come to age, if not my will is that Elizabeth, my Sister, shall forever enjoy it;
Item. If my Wife dye Childless by me then I give to my two Nephews, Robert Talliphero & Francis Taliphero, four hundred acres of Land situate & lying upon ye Long Point to them & their heirs for ever:
It: I give to my dear Brother, Mr. Jno: Catlett, all my bookes except such as my Wife shall accept.
It: I give to my Nephew, Wm. Slaughter, one Negro man to be paid him at ye age of eighteen years, provided that my Wife have not a Child by me, then this Legacy to be void:
It; I give to my Nephew, Robt. Tallephero, my Rapier & Belt, Pistolls & Holsters & Twenty shillings to buy him a Sadle;
It: I give to my Nephew, Francis Tallephero, a young Mare:
It: I nominate & appoint my dear & lovieing Wife to be my sole Executrix to whom I give & bequeath my whole Estate, I mean my personall Estate of what nature soever to her[,] her heirs, Exrs. Admrs. or assignes forever, onely that is above bequeathed, & declared this to be my last Will & Testamt., as Witness my hand & seale this 11th day of Aprill one thousand six hundred ninety & sever.
Signed sealed & declared to be his last Will & Testamt.
in ye presence of witnesses hereunto writtin
Wm Thompson, Fra: Slaughter, William Catlett
Ro: Payne, John Smith
Katherine Payne
Prov’d in Essex County Court ye 10th day of June 1699 by ye oaths of Wm. Thompson, Robert Payne & Jno: Smith, witnesses hereto & truely recorded
Test F. Meriwether, Cl Cur
p. 95 Know all men by these presents that we Eliz: Catlett, William Thompson & Robert Payne of ye County of Essex are held and firmly bound unto his Maties Justices of ye peace for ye sd. County in ye just sum of Fifty thousand pounds of tobo: & caske, to the which payment we bind ourselves our heirs firmly by these presents; Witness our hands & seales ye 19th day of June 1699 The Condicon of the above obligacon is such that I ye above bound Eliz: Catlett , who at a Court held for Essex County ye day & year abovesd, obtained a probate of ye last Will & Testamt. of William Catlett deced, do from time to time hereafter to all intents full fill ye sd Will, fully pay & satisfie all Legatees as therein are expressed, & p:form all ye Law enjones in such cases, then ye above obligacon to be void, otherwise to stand in full force
Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us
Francis Meriwether Eliz: Catlett
Tho: Gregson Wm: Thompson
                     RD: Payne

Sparacio, comps., Deed & Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1699-1701 (McLean, VA:The Antient Press, 1991)
p. 2 John Catlett appointed to court 8 June 1699

p. 4, 5 Regarding the oaths.

p. 35 John Catlett signs order

p. 36 Know all men by these presents that we Jno. Sorrell & Jno: Waters of Essex County are firmly bound unto Jno: Catlett, Gene., President of ye Court of ye sd County in ye sum of Ten thousand pounds of good tobac: & caske this 22d of Janry: 1699........
p. 37 Alice Shipley & Wm Bendry ...bound to Jno Catlett, Gent., President of ye Count in ye County...
p. 38 Will of Wm Moseley Item I will & bequeath all my lands lyeing nigh or upon Gilsons Run taken up by Pattent between my Honord, Father & Nicho: Catlett to my two Sons, Wm Moseley & Jno: Moseley equaly...
p. 42 Jno Catlett acting as president of the court

p. 48 Same.
p. 49 Same
p. 53. Same
p. 55. Same
p. 57 Same

p. 62 Reappointment to the Court by William the Third etc.

p. 76 John Catlett President of the Court

p. 81 Deed mentions Nicholas Catlett as owner of land All other mentions of John Catlett are in his role of President of the Essex County Court.
Sparacio, comps., Deed and Will Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1701-1704 (McLean, VA: The Antient Press, 1991)
p. 18 To all xtian people Wee Francis Taliaferro and Elizabeth his Wife (one of the Daughters of Colonell Jno: Catlett deced) of St. Maries Parish in Essex County send Greeting in or: Lord God everlasting this first day of March in the yeare of or: Lord One thousand seaven hundred & one Now Know ye that wee the said yearee of our: Lord One thousand seaven hundred & one Now Know yee that wee the said Francis Taliaferro and Elizabeth Taliaaferro for Ninety two pounds Sterling money in hand paid by Augustinge Smith of Glocester County have granted him the money in hand paid by Augustine Smith of Glocester County have granted him the said Augustine Smith a tract of land conteyning Four hundred & sixteene acres being in Essex County being the one moyety of a Pattent granted to the abovesd Coll. Jno Catlett for Seaven hundred ninety two acres bearing date the 10th day of September 1660 and by his last Will in writing given to his two Daughter, Elizabeth and Sarah. and by their consent divided by Mr. William Moseley, Surveyr: of the said County the fourth of May 1691 as will appeare by a Platt and Certificate undr: hand of the said Moseley hereunto annexed by Seales bounded as followeth (vizt) beginning at a great white Oake standing on the East side a greate branch that falls into the maine rune of Occupation, thence North East to a Hickory by the said Run sid, thence North by a great branch that falls into ye maine Run, thence South West to a white Oake on a hill side, thence South South West to a white Oake & small red Oake neare the head of a branch, thence East to a Hickory on a small branch, thence North East to the place it began unto the said Augustine Smith his heirs & assignes forever withall & singular its rights & appurtenances together with buildings gardens orchards & appurtenances To have and to hold unto him the said Augustine Smith his heires & assignes for ever. And the said Francis & Elizabeth Taliafero will warrant & forever defend from the claimes of any manner of persons whatsoever,
And further promise att all times hereafter to hold & enjoy the said Land without any lawfull trouble of ye sd Francis & Elizabeth Taliaferro. In Witness whereof we have sett our hands & seales
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of us
John Catlett                                                  Fra: Taliaferro
Jno: Battaile                                                  Elizabeth Taliaferro
Charles Smith
At a Court held for Essex County 10th day of May 1701
Fra: Taliaferro in person & Eliz: his Wife by Fra: Meriwether her Attorney according to a Power of Attorney (prov’d by the oathes of James Harrison & Charles Taliaferro) acknowledged this Deed of Sale to Augustine Smith & ye same is truely
recorded Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur
Essex. Wee the Subscribers two of his Majties. Justices of the Peace for this County doe hereby certifie that Elizabeth Taliaferro did this day come before us in ordr: to ye signing & sealeing this Deed, we did privately examine her whether shee did freely & willingly execute this Deed or whether it proceeded from an compulsion or meanes by her Husband towards her to compell her to the passing away her Inheritance to which shee answered that shee did it willingly without compulsion or coercion of her Husband & there did execute the same before us In Testimony whereof wee have sett our hands the first day of March 1701
John Catlett
John Battaile
(Surveyors Platt) A Geographical Description of 416 acres of land being ye one moyetie of a Pattent granted to Colo John Catlett for 792 acres beareing date the 10th of September 1660 and discribed by the Alphabett in all letters following: (Same discription as in the foregoing Deed, mentions letters A to K, Letter I is Mattaponii Path)
The abovesaid land was surveyed & perfected for Mr. Francis Taliaferro as Marrying Elizabeth the Daughter of Colo. Jno. Catlett), this being the part he chose for & in his Wifes stead & behalfe this 4th day of May 1691
p. Will: Moseley, Surveyr: R:C/
Truely recorded Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur.
p. 19 To all xtian People to whome these presents shall come, I John Catlett of the County of Essex in Virginia send Greeting Know ye that I ye sd Jno. Catlett for diverse good causes have authorized Jno: Munford in London, Gentl., my true & lawfull Attorney to sell all my Estate & inheritance of land houseing orchards & appurtenances therto belonging in Cittingbourne in the County of Kent as aforesd all my land in Radweisham in the County aforesd: to such persons an Inheritance in fee simple & for such sums of money as to my said Attorney shall be thought fitt & requisite & ye Deeds of ye same soe to be made for me & in my name to seale & as my deed to deliver unto the p:ties to whom the same shall be soe made with Livery & seisin & for me for the use of me & recive all sums of money as shall be due for the same & alsoe for me to take by due course of Law all such Rents arrearages of Rents & profitts as are already due giveing my said Attorney my full or lawfull authority in touching & concerning the p:misses to proceed & finish things in a large & ample manner as I the sd Jno. Catlett ought to doe if these present allowing whatsoever my said Attorney shall do in th premisses In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale this tenth day of June in year of or: Lord 1701
Signed & sealed in presence of
Tho: Hucklescott. Jno: Catlett
Henr: Goare
The above Letter of Attorney was acknowledged by the abovenamed Jno Catlett as his act & deed in Essex County Cort. the 10th day of June 1701 & is truely recorded amongst ye Records of the said County Court Test Francis Meriwether. Cl. Cur                                                                                

p. 37 William Catlett witnessed will of Robert Payne along with his wife Elizabeth
Prov’d in Essex County Court ye 10th day of November 1701 by Elizabeth Moseley, formerly Elizabeth Catlett one of the witnesses thereto the other witness being all dead and its truely recorded Test Francis Meriwether, Cl Cur.

p. 91 Nicholas Catlett’s land mentioned in a deed.
                                        
John Frederick Dorman, comp., Essex County, Virginia Deeds and Wills No. 13 1707-1711 (Washington, D.C.: 1963)

p. 7 11 Oct. 1706. Whereas several laws have confirmed to this county 50 acres for a town and John Catlett, Richard Covinton, Thomas Meriwether and William Tomlin , Gent., are by order of Essex County appointed feoffees in trust,
Richard Covinton and Thomas Meriwether to William Young. For 170 pounds of tobacco.
One half acre or lott in the Burgh of Tappahannock, numbered four..
Rent, one ounce of flax seed and two ounces of hemp seed on 10 October annually.
Richard Covington
Tho. Meriwether
Wit: Ja. Alderson, Rice Jones.
10 Oct. 1707. Acknowledged.

p. 66-67 Will of Benjamin Moseley of the County of Essex dated 7 Nov. 1709.
Unto my son William Moseley my half of my mill now standing on Occupation Creek after the decease of my loving wife Elizabeth Moseley and in case my son die before attains to the age of eighteen or married, then my daughter Mary Moseley to have the halfe at the decease of my son. After my said daughter’s decease the halfe of my mill unto my daughter in law Elizabeth Catlett and for default of issue by any of them, then to my two nephews.
To my William Moseley my two greetings, one mourning and the other plaine, and my two gunns at the age of eighteen and in case he dies before to fall to my two nephews William and John Moseley.
To my dear and loving wife all my estate not before bequeathed she to give what part she shall think fit to her daughter Elizabeth Catlett.
My loving wife Elizabeth Moseley executrix.
Benja. Moseley
Wit: Samuel Cry, William Moseley, William Silver.
10 Dec. 1709. Proved by Samuel Dry and William Moseley.
p. 72-73 Will of Elizabeth Moseley of Essex County and Parish of St. Ann’s, dated 20 Xber [Dec.} 1709.
To my son William Moseley the plantation where I now live with 300 acres. In case he dyes without issue to my daughter Mary Moseley, and in case they bothe dye without issue unto my daughter Elizabeth Catlett. But if they all dye without issue to my next heir at law.
Unto my son William Moseley one Negro boy named Francis. In case he dyes before he attains to the age of eighteen years or married, to descend to the next heir at law before devised.
To my son William one silver tankard marked with W. C. and one great book intitled The Life & death of the blessed Jesus, and one cane with his father’s name on it, at the age of eighteen.
Unto my daughter Elizabeth Catlett one Negro woman Elizabeth, one stone ring that was her father’s and three silver spoons and my perl nicklace, at eighteen years or married.
Unto my daughter Mary Moseley on Negro man Robin, at the age of eighteen years or married, two hoop gold rings and two silver spoons and two silver cupps and twenty shillings sterling money, at the aforesaid time.
All my books not yet bequeathed to be equally divided between my three children William Moseley, Eliza. Catlett and Mary Moseley. All the rest of my estate be equally divided between my three children.
If either of my daughters dye without heires the surviving daughter to have her legacie and if both dye without issue my son William to have both their parts. If my son dye before he comes to age then the surviving daughters to have his part.
My loving brother Samuel Thompson executor. My loving brothers Edward Moseley, John Hawkins and William Thompson trustees to see my will performed.
Elizabeth (E) Moseley
Wit: Edwa. Moseley, Samuel Dry, Wm. Thompson,
10 Feb. 1709/10. Proved by Samuel Dry and William Thompson.
p. 97 John Catlett security for Elizabeth Taliaferro as Admx. of Francis Taliaferro
p 99 mentions land of Nicholas Catlett patented along Wm. Moseley 29 Sept 1671.
p. 102 mentions Elizabeth Catlett as distributee of Benja. Moseley in Estate account
p. 108 mentions land of Nicholas Catlett
Dorman, comp., Essex County, Virginia Wills, Bonds, Inventories, Etc. 1722-1730 (Washington, D.C.:1961)
p. 19 Will of Lawrence Catlett of Essex County, dated 27 Oct. 1724. To my loving wife Alice Catlett durying her naturel life eight Negroes Robin, Tom, Sambo, Giney, Beck, Jeiney, Judath, Tommm the younger, and equally divided between my two brothers John and Thomas Catlett at the death of my wife. To my loveing wife Alice for ever three Negroes Harcules, Essex and Venos. To my loveing wife all my houshold goods, all my stock of horses, cattle, hoggs and sheep. My loving wife Alice Catlett and my father in law Mr. Francis Thornton executors.
Lawrence Catlett
Wit: Jno. Roy, Robt. Smith.
19 Jan 1724 [1725]. Presented in Court by Francis Thornton. Proved by the witnesses.
pp. 20-21. Will of John Catlett of Essex County, dated 18 Nov. 1724.
To my two sons John and Thomas and my daughter Margarett 1860 acres of land in the Freshes of Rappa. River in the County of Essex, viz. to my son John the land he lives on and is divided from the other part as followeth beginning at the corner tree of the hundred acres of land I had in exchange of Charles Smith a little below the road in the line of Gillet’s patten... to the rolloing road ... to the land of Evans ...
To my son Thomas that part of the aforesaid tract on the south side of Cedar Creek main branch ...to Pewmansend Swanp ...to the land of Taliaferro...
To my daughter Margarett during her natural life my dwelling plantation and the land adjacent.
To my son Thomas all my part of the land purchased by me and Rowland Thornton of Micajah and Richard Perry being part of a mortgage from Charles Smith to Micajah Perry, Thomas Lane and Richard Perry, the upper part of the said purchased land.
To my son Thomas 600 acres in Sporsylvania County on the south west Mountain Run and 400 acres being part of the same tract to my grandson Catlett Conway, now lying under a survey in the office of the Secretary in my name.
To my daughter Margaret, Negro Frank, Toney, Charles, Sarah, Cate and all her children, likewise her choice of my feather beds, bolsters, blanketts and quilt, and four pair of sheets, one diaper table cloth, and a dozen of napkins, a great trunk and what other things is called hers, a looking glass, fifteen head of old and young cattle and half my hoggs and half my corn, one old feather bed and covering, that is rugg and blanketts, and my mare and colt and the old horse Dull.
To my granddaughter Martha Taliaferro is she lives to the age of eighteen or marryed, a Negro woman Sue and all her children and fifteen barrels of my corn, and all the Negros working tools. I appoint my son John Catlett trustee for my granddaughter Martha.
To my daughter Margarett half my pewter, tin pans and earthen ware and three midling and large iron potts and hooks and two frying pans and a parcel of goods I have sent out for. The one half to her and the other half to my sons John and Thomas.
To my daughter in law Alice Catlett all my land in the fork of Pewmansend dureing her life or day of marriege and also four Negroes Sambo and Jenny and her two youngest children provided she makes no claime or title to those Negroes given by her husband to her wich he said I give him. In case my said daughter in law Alice Catlett make any claime to those Negroes then I give all to be equally divided between my five children John and Thomas and Mary and Elizabeth and Rebecca.
All what other Negros I have not given already to be equally divided between my said five children excepting the choice of two Negroes to my sons John and Thomas over and above their share.
To my son John a Negro man old Johnny and my silver tankard and my silver spoons, silver seal and an old damask table cloth and napkins.
To my son Thomas my close. [sic cloths??]
All my other personable estate, money, tobacco, chatle, hoggs, horses, sheep and whatever else to be equally divided amongst my five children John and Thomas and Mary and Elizabeth and Rebecca.
My two sons John and Thomas executors.
John Catlett
Wit: Jno. Ellitts, Jno. Evans, John Catlett.
19 Jan. 1724 [1725]. Presented in Court by John Catlett and Thomas Catlett executors. Proved by John Evans and John Ellits.
p. 25 John Catlett. Inventory. 1725. Estate not valued; includes money due from Maj. Ben. Robinson, Benja. Taylor, tobacco in hands of Mr. Wm. Dawkins in London (W. Jeffries also mentioned) and twenty slaves.
Signed by John Catlett and Thomas Catlett.
17 Aug 1725. Returned

p. 26 Thomas Catlett listed among justices 17 Aug. 1725.

p. 46 John Catlett appraised the estate of John Evans

p. 49 John Catlett among those appraising estate of Robert Key Charles Taliaferro.

p. 59 Thomas Catlett and John among those appointed executors of estate of Joseph Tronghere along with Francis Thornton, Francis Conway and John Gibson junr.
p. 66 Jno Catlett inventores estate of Samuel Prosser

Dorman,. comp. Essex County, Virginia Records, 1717-1722 Deeds, Etc., No. 16. 1718-1721 Wills, Inventories an Settlements of Estates No. 3, 1717-1722. (Washington, D.C.:1959)
p. 3 mentions land of John Catlett
p. 8 John Catlett witnessed deed whereby the church wardens of St. Mary’s Parish bought land for a Glebe
p. 25 Thomas Catlett witnessed deed Robt. Taliaferro to Samuel Short.

p 34 John Catlett, Junr. witnessed deed of Lawrence Taliaferro and John Battaile to Zachariah Taliaferro.

p. 35 Robert Taliaferro sells land of John Catlett’s 10 Sept 1660 patent to Henry and Thomas Samuel.

p. 37 Thomas Catlett appointed executor of estate of Thomas Meades

p. 43 John Catlett, Jr. Inventoried estate of Thomas Hilliard 10 July 1718

p. 55 John Catlett Jun. inventory of estate of Andre Harrison

p.72 John Catlett inventoried estate of Thos. Griffin

Dorman, comp., Essex County, Virginia Records 1706-1707, 1717-1719 Deeds and Wills No. 12, 1704-1707 Pages 278-444 Deeds and Wills No. 15, 1716-1718 (Washington, D.C.: 1963)
p.2 At a Court held for Essex County 11 July 1706 judgment having been affirmed against John Catlett, Gent., late Sherifff, for 630 pounds of tobacco for the nonappearance of Thomas Smith at the suit of James Boughan, attachment be granted against Smith’s estate. 9 Aug. 1706 Order to the Sheriff directing attachment, Francis Meriwether
p. 5 mentions land of Nicholas Catlett
p. 18 John Catlett, Richard Covington, William Tomlin and Thomas Meriwether, feoffees in trust for the town of Tappahonnock sold lot 42 to Benjamin Deverell of the City of Bristoll , merchant.
p. 32 10 Feb. 1706\7. John Catlett, Gent., late Sheriff of this county states that Wm. Williams late of this county stands indebted to him 175 pounds of tobacco and his absented himself out of this county. Ordered to Sheriff to attach estate to satisfy debt. Jno. Taliaferro
11 Feb. 1706/7. Attached estate in hands of George Loyd,
p. 38 20 March 1716 [1717]. Bond of John Taliaferro as administrator of Elizabeth Taliaferro. Unto Wm. Woodford, Leo. Tarent, Reub. Welch, Augt. Smith, Wm. Daningerfield and Thomas Waring, Gent., Justices. For £1000 sterling. Security,
Thomas Catlett. Jno. Taliaferro
                                                            Thomas Catlett
Wit: Jno. Griffin.
20 March 1716 [1717]. Acknowledged.

p. 70 Deed 11 Aug. 1718. Robert Taliaferro of St. Mary’s Parsih, Essex County, only son and heir apparent of Robert Taliaferro late of same, deceased, to Thomas Catlett of same. Lease and release; for £100 sterling. 200 acres in St. Mary’s Parish, the lower part of apatent of 600 acres granted unto Mr. a patent Grimes 4 Sept. 1654 and renewed by patent 8 Oct. 1657 and then renewed again by patent 22 Nov. 1661 and by Charles Grimes given by his last will and testament to Katherine Dedman grandmother to the said Robert Taliaferro.
Robt. Taliaferro
Wit: Robt. Taliaferro, Samuel Shortt, Jno. Taliaferro.
Receipt. Wit: Samuel Short, Robt. Taliaferro, Tho. Hawkins.
19 Aug. 1718. Acknowledged by Robert Taliaferro.
Margarit Taliaferro wife of Robt. relinquished her dower in this land.

Sparacio, comps., Record Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia 1693-1694

p. 7 Capt. John Catlett to be at the home of Mr. Geo: Haslewood deced. to administer oath to Mr. Samll. Sallis, Mr. Robert Kay & Mr. Andrew Harrison 10 June 1693
p. 13 same
p. 41-42 Upon peticon of Mr. Wm: Catlett, this Court have thought fitt and accordingly ordered that he the said Catlett keep & maintain an able strong and substantial Boat at his land for the ferrying of men and horse over Rappa: River to the usuall places of Landing on the North side of the said River and back againe for the ensueing year and the that due attendance be constantly given to the Inhabitants of the County for their speedy passing & repasing the said River for which it is ordered that he be allowed at the next County Levy at the rate of Two thousand pounds of tobo: & cask p annum 10th May 1694
p. 62 Wee Francis Slaughter aged 35 years or thereabouts & John Richie aged 36 or thereabouts doe depose & say that wee did see the within named Richard West....witnessed John Catlett.
Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia (1721-1724) (McLean, VA:1988)
p. 44 Know All men by these presents that I Margaret Taliaferro Wife of Robert Taliaferro of Essex County do appoint Mr. Robt. Parker & do give him full power & authority to make over all my right of a parcel of land lying on Occopation Swamp to Mr. James Neell ye sd parcell of land was formerly taken up by Colonel John Catlet & sold by my Husband Robt. Taliaferro to the abovesaid James Neell Witness my hand this 17th June 1723
Test Edward Evans Marget M Taliaferro
John Fox
At a Court held for Essex County ye 18th day of June 1723
This power of Attorney was admitted to record
This Indenture made the Seventh: Eighth day of May 1723 Between Robt. Taliaferro of ye County of Essex of one part & James Neelle of said County Witnesseth that sd Robert Taliaferro for sum of Nine thousand pounds of good sound well conditioned Tob. to him paid doth hereby convey unto said James Neele in his actual possession now being one parcel of land containing 296 acres being on the head of Occupacy Creek in parish of St. Anns being the moiety of a pattent containing 792 acres of land formerly granted to Jno. Catlet Gent. the said Pattent bearing date ye 10th day of Septembr: 1660 & by him the said John Catlett given to his two Daughters Sarah & Elizabeth the one moiety of which said land dothe of right belong to me the said Robert Taliaferro (excepting 100 acres part thereof which I sold to Henry & Thomas Samuel) I being the only Son & Heir....
Sparacio, comps., Deed Abstracts of Essex County, Virginia (1724-1728) (McLean, VA: 1988)
p. 6-7 Know all men by these presents that we John Catlett, Thomas Catlett & Francis Conway of the County of Essex & John Taliaferro of the County of Spotsylvania & Rowland Thornton of the County of King George all of the Colony of Virginia doth by these presents sell unto Alice Catlett Widow & Relict of Lawrence Catlett late of Essex County deced all our right to Six negro slaves now in the possession of the sd Alice by name Sambo, Jenny, Beck, Judy, Jenny & Tom ye Younger and we do hereby Warrant the sale of the said Negros unto the said Alice Catlet forever against the claims of either of us and we do likewise acknowledged we have received a full and valuable consideration for our so doing, In Witness we set our hands and seals this 15th day of February 1724
In presence of Jno. Battaile,           Jno. Catlett
John Cattlett Junior Tho: Catlett
Charles Taliaferro Junr. Fran. Conway
At a Court held for Essex Counry the 16th day of February 1724
This Deed of Sale to Mrs. Alice Catlett was proved by Oaths of John Battaile & Charles Taliaferro Junr. which on behalf of the said Alice Catlett is admitted to record.
p. 19 This Indenture made the Sixteenth/Seventeenth day of August 1725 Between John Taliaferro of Essex County Planter & Thomas Catlett of ye aforesaid County Planter Witnesseth that ye said John Taliaferro for sum of Ten pounds Sterling to him paid do grant unto the said Thomas Catlett & his heirs a tract of land containing ten acres beginning at a red oak standing on ye bank of ye river about forty yards above the house the said Thomas Catlett now dwells in thence running down the said river & South West into ye woods equall length of poles each with a line form on to the other to include ten acres...
In presence of us Jno. Taliaferro
Robt. Taliaferro
Fran. Hay Mary Elliot etc. etc.

Extract from Virginia Gleanings in England, by Lothrop Whittington,
published by Clearfield. I find these interesting because I live abt 10
miles from these places in Kent, UK.

"Ludovic Rowzee of Virginia. PCC Admon. 16 July, 1655, to John Catlett, half
brother of Ralph R., now resident in Virginia, eldest son of dec., late of
Ashford, Kent, to use of sd. R.R. & of Edward & Martha R., all children of
dec., now beyond seas.

(Note by L.W.) (Dr and Mrs W.C. Stubbs of New Orleans, LA., in their
genealogy of the Catlett family (included in their History of Two Virginia
Families), printed from the Canterbury marriage licenses, one dated Sept.
19, 1620, for Lodowick Rowzie, of Ashford, Doctor of Physic, bachelor, aged
about 36, and Sarah Catlett, of St Peters, Canterbury, widow, aged about 24,
relict of John Catlett, late of Sittingbourne, gentleman. Col. John Catlett,
her son by the first marriage, came to Virginia, and gave the name
Sittingbourne-now in Essex- to the parish in which he settled. His half
brothers and sister, Ralph, Edward and Martha (perhaps mistake for Sarah)
Rowzie came to Virginia with him. The family of Rowzie, Rowzee or Rowzey was
long resident in Essex and has now many descendants in various parts of the
county. For a short notice see Two Virginia Families, p. 98)

Shirley Massie Simms

In a message dated 7/16/03 10:20:46 PM Pacific Daylight Time, jim@promobiz.biz writes:
Item I give &bequeath unto my Son in Law John Catlett ten shillings
Son-in-law means step son during this time period. You will note that same language was used in the will of Daniel Gaines. John Catlett Sr. was dead by that date so it should and the originial copy might say grandson-in-law. Remember your transcriptions is at least a third generation copy and each time a transcription is made there is a chance of errors creeping in. Margaret R. Amundson, CGsm is a service mark of the Board for Certification of Genealogists, used under license by Board-certified associates after periodic proficiency evaluations.