Facts and Events
Joseph Bloodworth was one of the Early Settlers of Augusta County, Virginia
Early Land Records in Spotsylvania County, VA
- Joseph Bloodworth. of St. Mark's Par.. Spotsylvania Co.. 400a. NL. in par. and co. afsd.; in the great fork of the Rappahannock R.; N. side of Deep Run; S. side of Deep Run. 1 Jan. 1732. [Virginia Land Patents, Book 15, Genealogy Trails
- Page 309 - 31 July 1732. Joseph Bloodworth (carpenter) to Robert Watts of King George County. 100 acres. Witnesses: Alexander McQueen, John Cooper, John Campell. Mary Bloodworth gave her power of attorney to John Waller and acknowledged her right of dower. Test: John Waller. [Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deeds 1730-1738 Book B].
Early Land Acquisition in Augusta County, VA
Joseph Bloodworth's land 2 Adjoining Tracts (Beverley Manor NE, 650 & 350 acres, acquired from William Russell in 1742) as shown on the map meticulously drawn by J.R. Hildebrand, cartographer. This map is copyrighted©, used by permission of John Hildebrand, son of J.R. Hildebrand, April, 2009. (Note: the 350-acre tract shown is just outside the boundary of Beverley Manor).
Acquisition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 223-27. 26-27 May 1742. William Russell of Orange County, Gent., to Joseph Bloodworth of that part of Orange County called Augusta, farmer. Lease and release; for ₤48.10.- current money. Two tracts containing 1,000 acres, one of 650 acres being part of the Mannor of Beverley and conveyed by William Beverley to William Russell in the General Court in April last part... corner to Robt. Turk... Robt. Black's line... line of the Manor of Beverley... crossing Shenandoah River... down the river... The other containing 350 acres granted to William Russell by pattent 1 Dec. 1740... corner to Beverley Manor... crossing the river... (signed) Wm. Russell. Wit: James Patton, Roger Mallory, James Porteus. 27 May 1742. Acknowledged by William Russell, Gent. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 12]. (Note: even though William Russell appears to have been the original purchaser of these two tracts, Joseph Bloodworth is listed on the J.R. Hildebrand Map).
Other Acquisitions of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Joseph Bloodworth and Conrad Ambarger acquired 400 acres "in the great fork of Rappahannock River… corner to a pattent granted to Robert Coleman… on a knowle by Bullock Run… to Norman’s Nocking place" from Robert Coleman on 2 August 1737, as shown in records below:
- Pages 249-53. 4-5 May 1736. Edward Ballenger of Spotsylvania County to Joseph Bloodworth of Orange County. Lease and release; for £100 current money. 400 acres... corner to a pattent granted to the said Joseph Bloodworth on the douth side of the Deep Run… (signed) Edward (E) Ballenger. Wit: G. Home, Jno. Christopher, Henry Field. 18 May 1736. Acknowledgement by Edward Ballenger. Mary his wife relinquished her right of dower. [Orange County Virginia deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 19].
- Pages 218-21. 23-24 July 1740. John Latham of Orange County to Joseph Bloodworth of same. Lease and release; for £25 current money. 250 acres... on Cabin Branch corner to Francis Thornton Junr. Shirrive more [Sherremore in release] tract... narrow point on the mouth of said branch to the river... point of rocks corner to land Edward Bush bought out of said tract... to John Hughes line... white oak in a poizon field... being the remains of Latham's pattent... (signed) John Latham. Wit: Lno. Lowen, John Bramham, Willm. (W) Bumsey, Peter Russell. 28 Aug. 1740. Acknowledged by John Latham. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 48].
- Pages 281-85. [page 280 blank]. 21-22 Oct. 1741. Jacob Stover and Ruth his wife of Orange County to Joseph Bloodworth of same. Lease and release; for £90. 1,820 acres on the west side of the blue ridge of mountains, and on the east side of the south branch of Sheriando (Shenandoah) River... between the hawks bill run and Elk run... crossing the river... including the islands.. corner to Henry Dowley... cross the mill run to Jacob Stover's line... (signed) Jacob Stover. Wit: Zachy. Taylor, John Quin, Robt. Hook. 22 Oct. 1741. Acknowledged by Jacob Stober. Ruth, wife of Stober relinquished her right of dower. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 34].
Disposition of Land from Orange County, Virginia Records:
- Pages 253-58. 17-18 May 1736. Joseph Bloodworth of Orange County to Edward Ballinger of Spotsylvania County. Lease and release; for £100 current money. 200 acres in the Great fork of Rappahannock River… corner to Christopher Zimmerman… Colo. Carter’s line… (signed) Joseph Bloodworth. Wit: G. Home, Jno. Christopher, Henry Field. 18 May 1736. Acknowledged by Joseph Bloodworth. 20 July 1736. Mary Bloodworth, wife of Joseph Bloodworth relinquished her right of dower. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 19].
- Pages 258-62. 17-18 May 1736. Joseph Bloodworth of Orange County to William Tolliff of same. Lease and release; for £20 current money. 100 acres… corner to Joseph Bloodworth and Conrade Amberger… in John Paul Finkt’s [?] line… (signed) Joseph Bloodworth. Wit: Banja. Porter, Jno. Christopher, G. Home. 18 May 1736. Acknowledged by Joseph Bloodworth. 20 July 1736. Mary Bloodworth, wife of Joseph Bloodworth, relinquished her right of dower. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 1, Dorman, pg. 19].
- Pages 31-34. 21-22 May 1740. Joseph Bloodworth of Orange County to Pierce Cordie of same. Lease and release; for £11 current money. 200 acres, part of a pattent to Joseph Bloodworth and Conrade Ambarger, containing 400 acres, 2 Aug. 1737… in the great fork of Rappahannock River… corner to a pattent granted to Robert Coleman… on a knowle by Bullock Run… to Norman’s Nocking place… (signed) Joseph Bloodworth. 22 May 1740. Acknowledged by Joseph Bloodworth. Mary the wife of Joseph Bloodworth relinquished her right of dower. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 37].
- Pages 34-37. 21-22 May 1740. Joseph Bloodworth of St. Mark’s Parish, Orange County to Robert Hutchinson of same. Lease and release; for £20 current money. 200 acres whereon Hutchason now lives, part of a tract granted to Edward Balenger for 400 acres, 20 June 1733 and by Ballenger transferred to Joseph Bloodworth by deeds 4-5 May 1736… corner to John Sutton… near Jacob Manspoil’s line… (signed) Joseph Bloodworth. Wit: Zach. Taylor, Richd. Yarbrough, Thos. Stanton Junr. 22 May 1740. Acknowledged by Joseph Bloodworth. Mary the wife of Joseph Bloodworth relinquished her right of dower. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 4, Dorman, pg. 37].
- Pages 199-202. 9-10 March 1741 . Joseph Bloodworth of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County to Adam Miller of same. Lease and release; for £110 current money. 820 acres on the east side of the South Branch of Sharrando River... between the Hawks Bill and Elk Runs... including all the islands of the river... corner to Henty Dooling... across the Mill Branch near the bill in Stover back line... courses of Jacob Stover's pattent... being that part of the land I bought from Jacob Stover... (signed) Joseph Bloodworth. Wit: John Newport, Leonard Ziegler, Christopher Zimmerman. 27 May 1742. Proved by Jno. Newport, Leonard Zigler and Xtopher Zimmerman. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 5, Dorman, pg. 10].
- Pages 217-20. 23-24 Sept. 1741. Joseph Bloodworth and Mary his wife of St. Mark's Parish, Orange County, planter, to William Roane of South Farnham Parish, Essex County, Gent. Lease and release; for £120 sterling. 800 acres, two patents, the one granted to Edward Ballanger for 400 acres, 20 June 1733, the other an including pattent to Joseph Bloodworth for 700 acres, 27 Jan. 1734. (signed) Joseph Bloodworth. Wit: Wm. Renolds [Rennolds], John Upshaw, John Ranolds [Rennolds]. 25 Sept. 1741. Acknowledged by Joseph Bloodworth. [Orange County Virginia Deed Book 6, Dorman, pg. 31].
Will of Joseph Bloodworth
- Pages 303-05. Will of Joseph Bloodworth in the County of Augusta being very sick and weak in body, dated 3 Oct. 1743.
- Unto my dearly beloved wife Mary Bloodworth all my personal estate to gether with my plantation that I now injoy on the said county in dureing her said life, which plantation consists of thirteen hundred acers. After my said wife's death the aforesaid plantation to Mary Margret Kennerly.
- To my dearly beloved friends John Newport and Allexander Mquim [sic] all that persal of land purch'ed of John Leadom by istemtion two hundred and fifty acres being on Heasel River in Orange County to be equally divided. If they cannot agree, the land shall be should a Cording to cousdam to the highest bidder and the money equally divided. My dearly beloved wife Mary Bloodworth, Thomas Kennarly, executors.
- (signed) Joseph Bloodworth
- Wit: William Shillirns, Thomas Leitch, Malcolm Stuart, Richd. Yarbrough, Saml. Gay.
- 23 Fab. 1743 . Produced in Court by Mary Bloodworth. Proved by Samll. Gay and Richd. Yarbrough.
Records of Joseph Bloodworth in Augusta County, VA
From Chalkley's Augusta County Records:
- Vol. 1 - JUNE, 1747. - Michael Lawler vs. James Armstrong and Thomas Letch.--Michael and Mary, his wife, lately called Mary Bloodworth. Debt on bond dated 22d March, 1743, to Mary while she was sole and unmarried. Writ issued 1746, 26th November. Receipt signed Mary Bloodworth, July 29, 1744. Receipt signed Michael Lawler, 23d May, 1745. (Note: Mary Bloodworth listed was the widow of this Joseph).
- Page 317.--11th August, 1749. Michael Lawler and Mary, his wife, Thomas of St Mark's Parrish, Culpeper Co., to Thomas Kennerley, Joseph Bloodworth, Mary Bloodworth, Mary Margaret Kennerley, William Russell. Devised to his wife, Mary, after her death to Mary Margaret Kennerly, wife of Thomas. Mary Bloodworth, widow, has married Michael. 100 acres (s/b 1,000 acres according to deed above) purchased by Joseph from Russell, 27th May, 1742. 300 acres patented to Joseph, 1st August, 1745. Teste: John Roberts, Jr., William Duncan, Archibald, William and Susanna Woods, James Kennerley. (Note: Mary Bloodworth listed in this record was the widow of this Joseph Bloodworth, who had died in 1744).
- Page 485.--Commonwealth to Robert Eastham, James Pendelton and Wm. Green of Culpeper, to take privy execution of Mary, wife of Michael Lawyer as to deed Michael Lawler to Thomas Kennerley of Culpeper, for land where Joseph Bloodworth lives. Executed May 11th, 1751. (Note: since Joseph Bloodworth had died in 1744, this is most likely the son of Joseph).
- Page 823.--28th September 1764. Adam Miller to Jacob Bear, £300, 280 acres whereon Adam now lives, purchased by him from Joseph Bloodworth and he from Jacob Stover, part of tract of 820 acres, on Shanandore River; corner Eastes land; corner Henry Miller's land, including an island in river. Delivered: Jacob Bear, May, 1769.
- Page 233.--22d November, 1775. John Kennerley and Mary, of Craven County, Camden District, South Carolina, to James Kennerley. Patented to Wm. Russell, 1st December, 1740. Patented to Joseph Bloodworth, 1st August, 1740. Teste: John Strother, William Kennerley, Joseph Strother. Certificate that the other witnesses that Joseph Strother, the other witness who came with them from South Carolina to prove this deed, died since his arrival. Privy examination of Mary as to above certified by Robert Goodwin, David Hopkins and Richard Brown.
- Vol. 2 - APRIL, 1797 (A to K). - Allison vs. Kennedy--Special verdict. Mentions patent to William Russell in year 1740. William Russell owned land in Beverley Manor prior to 1740. In 1742, 27th May, William conveyed his lands to Joseph Bloodworth, Joseph's will, dated 3d October, 1743, wife, Mary Bloodworth, devise to Mary Margaret Kennerley, wife of Thomas Kennerley. After Joseph's death, widow Mary married Michael Lawler. Thomas and Mary Margaret sold land to James Kennerley, but died before making deed, and Thomas, eldest son and heir; John Kennerley and Mary, his wife, conveyed the land to James. James Kennerley died, June, 1797. Survey was made for Russell, 1739.
- Vol. 1 - MARCH, 1801 (H to L). - Kennerley vs. John Allison.--Caveat dated 7th April, 1795. Plaintiffs, James and William Kennerley, George Craig, John and Christopher Fowler, Martin Grove. Involves 215 acres on South River, surveyed for John, 13th September, 1794. Claimed by caveators by reason of patent, 1st December, 1740, to William Russell. These 215 acres were decreed to John in caveat proceedings in District Court. Thomas Turk, Sr., deposes about sixty years ago he, Thomas, carried the chain upon survey of a tract for William Russell. Thomas Lawson settled at the Spring now owned by Martin Grove, and James Kennerley ordered him off. Again survey made forty-eight years ago near where deponent now lives and then lived. He has lived sixty-seven or sixty-eight years on land where he now lives. Special verdict finds patent to Russell, 1st December, 1740. Beverley Manor lines. Lands in dispute have been in possession of John and Christian Fanber and Martin Grove and their predecessors for upwards of thirty years. Land was conveyed by Russell to Bloodworth and afterwards became vested in James Kennerley, father of caveators.