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Nicholas Christopher

Birth1683( place questionable )
Will11 FEB 1754
 
Death18 FEB 1754
 
Aged: 71.1 years
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5 June 1695 Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Richmond County, Virginia 1694-1697(McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1991), 40, quoting Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 1694-1697, 54. (Vol 2 Page 40) Nicholas Judged to be 12 Years Old. -

4 Dec 1701 Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Richmond County, Virginia 1694-1697(McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1991), 40, quoting Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 1694-1697, 54. (Vol 4 Page 81) Nicholas is runaway and given 6 more months of servitude after his return.

1704-1705 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 20)
Att a Court held for Richmond County the 7th day of December 1704
- This day NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, Servant to PETER EVANS, came into Court and acknowledged that he was willing to serve his said Master or assignes till the last day of October next in consideration of the said PETER EVANS's acquitting the said NICHOLAS of all service that was due unto him for his running away and giving him a good suite of Kerby Cloathes, a Shirt, a paire of new shoes and stockins and hatt att the expiration of the said terme

Sometime between Oct 1704 and 1707 Nicholas married Ann Phillips and they had their first two Children, John est 1705 and Elizabeth Ann est 1706. Then they show up in the records again as stated below.

24 Jan 1707 "Haley and Related Families" by Edward F. Haley Nicholas, wife Ann and son John bought a tract of one hundred acres lying in Richmond County from Nathaniel Jackson

7 Jul 1708 Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio, Order Book Abstracts of Richmond County, Virginia 1694-1697(McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1991), 40, quoting Richmond County, Virginia Order Book 1694-1697, 54. (Vol 9 Page 2) Nathaniel Jackson acknowledged a lease of land to Nicholas Christopher for lives which was ordered to be recorded.

I guess the way business was conducted in Virginia in early1700's was through the Courts. I have many records of Nicholas sued or was sued by various people, usually to record debts for tobacco.
Example:
1707-1708 Richmond Co VA Orders; Antient Press: (Page 324)
Richmond County Court 4th of December 1707
- The action brought by NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER against GRIFFIN FANTLEROY is dismist, the Plt. not prosecuting
- The action brought by JOHN CHAMP against NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER is dismist, Plt. not prosecuting

1714-1715 Richmond Co VA Deeds; {Antient Press}: (Page 269-270)
THIS INDENTURE made the Second day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and Fourteen and in the Eleventh year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne by the grace of God of Great Brittain France and Ireland, Queen, Defender of the faith &c, Between NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, ANNE his Wife and JOHN CHRISTOPHER, their Son, of the Parish of Northfarnham in the County of Richmond and Colony of Virginia of one part and JOHN FAVER of the aforesd. Parish County & Colony of the other part; Wittnesseth that NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, ANNE his Wife and JOHN CHRISTOPHER, their Son, as well for the summ of Two thousand pounds of tobacco to them paid as also for other good causes and considerations them thereunto moving hath demised granted and to farme letten unto JOHN FAVER his heirs for the term of three natural lives and the life of the longest liver of the three, (Vitz.) NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, ANNE CHRISTOPHER his Wife and JOHN CHRISTOPHER their Son, one half or moiety of the land bought by NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER or leased for three lives of NATHANIEL JACKSON, Planter, of said Parish County and Colony being as by the Indenture or Lease made to sd, NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER by sd, JACKSON now upon Record may appear; being dated the Twenty fourth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seaven hundred and Seven which land being computed to One hundred acres and bounded as p. sd. Indenture granted to sd, CHRISTOPHER by sd. JACKSON, which moiety or Fifty acres of land more or less one half of sd bought by sd. CHRISTOPHER now sold by him to NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER, ANNE his Wife and JOHN their Son, unto JOHN FAVER his heirs &c., is bounded, Beginning alt an old red Oak a corner tree to the sd, JOHN FAVER Land he now liveth upon, thence along a line of marked trees to a Hickory corner to the Hicory Thickest line, thence along a line of marked trees to a Stake and a corner standing between two red Oaks that devides the sd, land, thence  ...

17 Aug. 1727 Nicholas Christopher, with William Phillips, secured a patent for 345 acres in that area of Spotsylvania (now Madison) County, [Patent Bk. 13, p. 160] and in 1736 he received a patent for 400 neighboring acres in the fork of the Rapidan River and a branch of Beautiful Run next to William Phillips. [Patent Bk. 17, p. 130] David Phillips held an adjacent 200 acres. [Patent Bk. 17, p. 84] Nicholas named a son David.

1743-1759 Orange County, Virginia Deed Book 9; {Antient Press}: Page 180-182
Indenture 24 May 1744 between NICHOLAS CHRISTOPHER of Orange County, Planter, and WILLIAM BEALE of County of Richmond, Gentl. .. for sum of £ 25 .. sells 572 acres of land Parish of St. Thomas, Orange County .. 172 1/2 acres formerly granted to Nicholas Christopher and one William Phillips by pattent 17 August 1727 .. with 400 acres granted to Nicholas Christopher by patent 20 July 1736 . .
Witnesses: Nicholas Christopher Seal
Elie Griffin, Fra. Moore, Tavener Beale.
Lease recorded 24 May 1744 .. Payment of £ 35 .. release acknowledged.

12 Jan 1746 Nicholas secured a patent for 388 Acres in Brunswick County (Now Lunenburg County) on both sides of Dry Creek

There he lived and died in 1754.

In the name of God, Amen. I Nicholas Christopher being very sick and weak in body, but of Perfect mind and memory do make publish and declare this my last Will and Testament in manner and form following. I do hereby revoke and make void all former will or wills by me heretofore made.
- :First I bequeath my soul into ye hands of Almighty God that Gave it and my body to ye Earth to be buried in a Christian Like and Decent Manner at ye Discretion of my Executor and the Worldly Estate I have my will is it be disposed in the manner following, Viz:

- :Imp. That my Just Debts be justly Discharged.

- :Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Ann Christopher all my ready monies, lands, chattels household goods and moveables as long as she liveth and after her decease for it all and singular to fall to my son Jacobus Christopher and his heirs lawfully begotten of his body, and for want of such heirs my will is it falleth my son William Christopher and his heirs. My Will and desire is that if my wife after my decease should purchase a negro, after my said wife's decease that ye negro be sold and equally divided between my two daughters, Mary Fennel and Susannah Toon, and I do again revoke and make void all other wills by me made and published and declare this to be my last Will and Testament. In Testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 11th day of February in ye year of our Lord 1754. Memo. That the little boy Alexander Howard shall go to his mother after my decease. -

- :Nicholas Christopher X

- :Wits: Wm. MConnico X  (Son in Law married Elizabeth Ann Christopher)

- :Kezia MConnico X   (wife of Grandson Jared)

- :Jared MConnico" (Grandson, son of William and Elizabeth Ann)

- :(Probated 3/5/1754)

ChildrenFirst NameBirth DtDeath DtBirth PlaceSpouses
1

John 

abt 1705aft 1758  VA, Richmond Co Ann Johnson 
2

Elizabeth Ann 

abt 17061735  VA, Richmond Co William McConnico 
Pics & Attach-
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  • Nich Chris 1727 Land Grant P1
  • 1736 Land Grant
  • Nick Chris 1746 Grant.
 
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  1. Book:Order Book Abstracts of Richmond County, Virginia 1694-1697(McLean, Virginia: The Antient Press, 1991); Ruth Sparacio and Sam Sparacio; Page 40;
  2. Website:Virginia Land Patents;
  1. Other: Gedcom Import: Account 1338.ged; Imported 5/13/2010;
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