Brown, Spray , Phillips and Smith Families

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  • ID: I436
  • Name: SMITH Christopher
  • Surname: Smith
  • Given Name: Christopher
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: BEF 1682
  • Death: ABT 1717 in Hanover Co., VA?
  • _UID: FBA59230D0A8D711A0C0BD240D3FEA225B07
  • Note:
    Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 1704
    SMITH, CHRISTOPHER, 200, King & Queen County,
    SMITH, CHRISTOPHER, 450, James City County [Indian Master]
    SMITH, CHRISTOPHER, 800, King William County [Ranger]


    Christopher Smith came to Virginia as an indentured servant of Mr. Gilbert Leivsay in 1699 aboard the Elizabeth out of Liverpool. He served a term of 4 years. Emigrants to America from Liverpool, by Elizabeth French. 1913.

    1703 (23 Oct.) - King William Co., VA. JOSEPH COCKRUM 800acs: King William Co. bet. the Herring Creeks; beg. at Mattepony River just below mouth of Little Branch about mile below mouth of Up. Herring Creek; to head of Wolf Trap Br.; 23 Oct 1703 p.548 for transportation of 16 persons: ...[including] CHRISTOPHER SMITH AND JOHN SMITH. Cavaliers and Pioneers Vol. III. by Nell Marion Nugent, p. 74.

    1712 King William Co., VA October 27, 1712, Petition of CHRISTOPHER SMITH in behalf of himself and eleven men more for ranging. November 1, 1712, Petition of CHRISTOPHER SMITH, Lieutenant of Rangers in King William County, for the value of a horse lost in the County's services. William and Mary Quarterly, v. 21, page. 249.

    1716 King William Co., VA CHRISTOPHER SMITH and BENAJMIN ARNOLD received a grant for 2,400 acres of land in King William County on November 3, 1716 and on the same date petitioned for Board for a grant of 5,000 acres in King William County, VA, which was also granted. Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia by McIlwaine.

    1717 (1 Apr.) - King William Co., VA. John Sutton, Richard Maulin & Thomas Terry, 600 acs. (N.L.) King Wm. Co. Bet Mattapony River & the Reedy Sw. Adj. Nicolas Dillard, Richard Turner, Christopher Smith, Wm Cockerham, Richard Yarbrough & Paul Pigg?s line. 1 Apr. 1717 p.314 3 Lbs. money. Cavaliers and Pioneers Vol. III. by Nell Marion Nugent, p. 189.

    Richard Maulding: Importance of the land patent of 1 Apr 1717 obtains because it signifies the beginning of King William and adjacent-county records of the presumed ancestor of Ennis Maulding. This initial patent is described as granted to John Sutton, Richard Maulding and Thomas Terry, 600 acres in King William County between the Mattapony River and the reed Southwest adjacent to Nicholas Dillard, Richard Turner, Christopher Smith, William Cockerham, Richard Yarbrough and Paul Pigg?s line: Three pounds, money. Next followed patents to Richard Maulding, 22 April 1717, 400 acres; 13 Nov 1721, 200 acres; 9 Jul 1724, 350 acres; the latter two in St. John?s Parish and St. Margaret?s Parish respectively. Maulding obtained numerous other grants until 1746. <>

    1717 (30 Apr.) - King William Co., VA. Christopher Smith & WILLIAM COCKERAM 200 acs. (N.L.) King Wm Co.; on N side of Reedy Sw; just above the Rangers? Path. 30 Apr. 1717. 20 Shill.Cavaliers and Pioneers Vol. III. by Nell Marion Nugent, p.190.

    Died 1717 (approximately). On May 6, 1730, on petition of David Woodruff that Christopher Smith deceased about 13 years ago, surveyed 400 acres of land lying on the East-North-East River in Spottsylvania County, VA , but the said CHRISTOPHER SMITH never in his lifetime, nor his SON, AMBROSE JOSHUA SMITH, since his decease sued out any patent for the said land and praying that he may leave to enter for the same. It is ordered that Ambrose Joshua Smith, son of the said Christopher Smith, deceased, have notice to attend the board at the next court to show cause when the petitioner ought not to be admitted to an entry for ye land. Virginia Council Journals, Virginia Magazine, v. 36.
  • Change Date: 14 Feb 2009 at 00:02:29

    Father: SMITH Ambrose

    Marriage 1 Spouse Unknown
      1. Has Children SMITH George b: ABT 1690
      2. Has Children SMITH Christopher, Merchant b: ABT 1700
      3. Has Children SMITH Ambrose Joshua b: 11 Jun 1703 in Hanover Co (latter Louisa Co.), VA
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