1711 Grant of 202 acres in Stafford County

Land – 1711 Grant of 202 acres in Stafford County

Samuel Dishman acquired 202 acres in Stafford County from the Proprietors of the Northern Neck on August 30, 1711. This land was inherited by his son John Dishman (c.1700-1739) in 1727 and sold in 1740 by John’s widow, Frances Dishman. The 1740 deed of sale includes several interesting items.


This deed contains several items of genealogical interest:

  • Samuel’s name is spelled Duchiminia, another phonetic spelling of the French name Duchemin.

Original Document

The original document is available online at the Library of Virginia as part of their Digital Library Program. The Northern Neck Grants were land grants issued by the Fairfax Family between 1690 and 1781, and by the Commonwealth of Virginia 1786 and 1874. Click here to view the original document.


Northern Neck Grants No. 4, 1710-12, page 51, 30 Aug 1711

The Right Honorable Catherine Lady Fairfax Dutchess Dowager of Cameron in Scotland the only Daughter and Heir of Thomas late Lord & Marguritte late Lady Culpepper Dec. and Sole and Only Propriet. of ye Northern Neck of Virginia. To all whom this present writing shall come send Greeting in our Lord God Everlasting.

Whereas Samll. Duchiminia of ye County of Westmoreland upon his suggestion of a certain quantity of Land belonging to me in the County of Stafford Nck. is not yett granted did on ye 30th day of Dec. last Obtain a Warrant from my office for laying out ye same and having returned a survey thereof under ye hand of Thomas Hooper Surveyor.

Know Yee therefore ye I for & in consideration the compesicon to me paid & ye annuall rent hereafter reserved have granted, made over, & confirmed & by these presents do grant, make over & confirm unto ye sd. Samll. Duchiminia Two hundred & two acres of Land situate lying & being on Occaquan River, on ye lower side & on ye mouth of Broad Run in ye County of Stafford aforesaid and bounded according to ye sd. survey as followeth.

Viz: Beginning at a small wht. Oak standing on ye river side & at ye lower end of a piece of low ground & extending thence North fifty degrees West three hundred twenty poles to a red Oak standing on a Leavell thence South fifty degrees West one hundred six pole to a great wht. Oak standing on a branch issuing out of broad Run thence along ye water course of the said branch to ye mouth thereof eight poles thence down ye meanders of ye said broad Run South Westerly sixty four poles to ye mouth thereof thence down ye river its several courses & meanders to ye beginning Oak.

Together with all rights members & appurtenances thereunto belonging Royall Mines excepted and the full third part of all Lead, Copper, Tin, Coals, & Iron mines yet shall be found thereon.

To have & to hold the said Two hundred & two acres of Land together with all rights profitts & benefits to ye same belonging or in any wise appertaining except before excepted to him ye said Samuell Duchiminia his heirs & assigns for ever He ye said Samll. Duchininia his heirs & assigns therefore yielding & paying to me my heirs & assigns or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of me ye said Proprietor or to ye certain attorney or attorneys of my heirs and assigns proprietors of ye said Northern Neck of Virginia yearly & every year on ye feast of St. Michaells ye Arch Angell ye fee rent of One Shilling Sterling money for every fifty acres of land herebu granted.

Provided that if ye said Samll. Duchininia his heirs & assigns shall not pay ye before reserved annuall rent so yet ye same or any part thereof shall be behind or unpaid by ye space of two whole years after ye same shall become due if lawfully demanded that then it shall & may b lawfull for me my heirs & assigns certain attorneys or agents into ye above granted premises to re-enter & hold ye same so as if this grant had never passed.

Given at my office in Lancaster County within my said Proprietory under my seal witness my agent & attorney full authorized thereto dated thirtieth day of August in the tenth year of ye Reign of our Sovereign Lady Anne of Great Brittain & France and Ireland Queen Defender of ye faith Etc. Anno Dom. 1711

Samll. Duchiminia his Deed
for 202 Acres of Land in Stafford

Transcribed by W. Keith Dishman on 8 Jun 2003.

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