After 1720

Court Orders After 1720

Extracts from Virginia public records concerning Samuel Dishman (Duchemin) and Isaac Duchemin of Westmoreland County, Virginia. Listed in chronological order.

From Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants – Grant Book A, page 105: [1]

11 Jan 1724: Maurice Bivins of Stafford County 642 Acres in said County on Occoquan adjacent Bivins own land, Samuel Dishmons.

From Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants – Grant Book A, page 114: [1]

20 Jan 1724: William Peck of King George County 591 Acres in said (141 Acres surplus & 450 Acres granted Henry Berry, Robert Peck & John Welch for 550 Acres last of December 1667.) Berry in possession of 100 Acres and Peck 450 Acres. Survey by John Savage. Adjacent Samuel Dishmons, Doog Swamp.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 125: [2]

27 Jul 1726: Jenny a Negro girl slave to John Dishman is adjudged to be eight years of age.

Note: John Dishman (1700-1739) was the oldest living son of Samuel Dishman.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 125: [2]

27 Jul 1726: [Dishman & Scott Apprentice] Mary Scott a poor orphan child being thirteen years of age some time in November next is by this Court bound to John Dishman to serve him till she attains the age of eighteen years and he to provide her suitable clothing di_tt and lodging during this said time and learn her to read English and the Mistery of a Spinster and to pay her at her freedom all what the law in such cases hath provided to be allowed.

Note: John Dishman (1700-1739) was the oldest living son of Samuel Dishman.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 147: [2]

31 May 1727: [Saml. Dishman’s Will prov’d] The Last Will and Testament of Samuel Dishman decd. was presented into Court by Cornelia Dishman his Relict and John Dishman his Executor who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of Richard Rollins and Richard Arrowsmith two of the witnesses thereto is admitted to record and upon the motion of the said Executors and performing what is usual in such cases Certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. It’s ordered that Robert Richards, Gerrard Ford, Francis Lacon, & Jno. Weedon or any three of them being first sworn before a magistrate of the said County do some time before the next Court to be held for the County aforesaid value and appraise the estate of the said Samuel Dishman decd. in money and make report thereof to the said next Court.

Westmoreland County, Deeds & Wills Book 8 (1723-1738), page 84: [2]

03 Jun 1727: This Last Will and Testament of Samuel Dishman deceased was presented into Court by his relict Cornelia Dishman and John Dishman the Executors therein named who made oath thereto and being proved by the oaths of Richard Rollins and Richard Arrowsmith two of the Witnesses thereto, is admitted to record. Will dated 15 Nov 1726, proved 31 May 1727. Heirs: Eldest son John (land in Westmoreland and Stafford Counties), daughter Elizabeth Brown, daughter Ann, son James (land in King George County), son David, son Peter (land in Essex County), daughter Mary, wife Cornelia. Will signed Samuel Duchmein.

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Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 174a: [2]

29 Jun 1727: [Dishman’s Inventory Cont.] John and Cornelia Dishman to return inventory of Samuel Dishman estate continued.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 178: [2]

26 Jul 1727: [Dishman’s Inventory Returned] John Dishman one of the executors of Samuel Dishman decd. returned upon oath an Inventory of the Estate of the said Samuel which is ordered to be recorded.

Westmoreland County, Inventories (1723-1746), page 69: [2]

26 Jul 1727: In obedience to an order of Court dated May 31st 1727, we ye appraisers appointed by ye said order being summoned and sworne before Mr. Robert Washington, Gent., one of his Majestie’s Justices of ye peace of ye said County have appraised ye Estate of Samuell Dishman of ye said County, dec’d.

[inventory listing]

At a Court held for the said County this 26th Day of July 1727. This Inventory of the Estate of Samuel Dishman dec’d. was returned into Court upon Oath by John Dishman one of his Executors and Ordered to be Recorded.

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Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 309: [2]

25 Feb 1729/30: John Dishman came into Court and made oath that his mother Cornelia Dishman departed this life without making any will so far as he knows or believes and upon his petition and giving William Sturinan & William Stevenson for his security according to law Certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration on the said decedant’s estate in due form and it is ordered that Thomas Chanceller, John Shropeshire, James Buttler, and James Smith or any three of them being first sworn before a magistrate of the said County do some time before the next Court to be held for the County aforesaid value and appraise the Estate of Cornelia Dishman decd. in money and make report thereof to the said next Court.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 318a: [2]

25 Mar 1730: [Dishman’s Supplemental Inventory Returned] A Supplemental Inventory of the Estate of Samuel Dishman decd. was returned into Court upon oath by John Dishman his son & surviving Executor and the same is ordered to be recorded.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 319: [2]

25 Mar 1730: [Dishman’s Inventory] John Dishman administrator of Cornelia Dishman decd. being to return Inventory of the said decedant’s Estate and not complying thereto further time is given him till next Court to return the same.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 325a: [2]

29 Apr 1730: [Dishman to Return Inventory] John Dishman administrator of Cornelia Dishman decd. being to return inventory of the said decedant’s Estate and having not yet made return thereof which being by the Court adjudged an unlawfull delay it is therefore Considered (and ordered) that the Sherif do serve him the said John Dishman with a copy of this order to the end he may return the said inventory at next Court which if he faile to do that then an order to pass for the Sherif to take the said John into custody until he shall return a true and perfect Inventory of the said decedant’s estate upon oath as the law directs.

Westmoreland County, Court Order Book (1721-1731), page 329: [2]

27 May 1730: [Dishman’s Inventory Returned] John Dishman administrator of Cornelia Dishman decd. returned upon oath an inventory of the said Cornelia’s Estate which is admitted to record.

From Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants – Grant Book E, page 190: [1]

15 Nov 1740: John Florence of Prince William County 252 Acres in said County adjacent Samuel Dishman, Maurice Bevan’s Orphan’s land on Occoquan. Survey By Mr. John Warner. Adjacent William Bland, William Davis.

Note: This is most likely Samuel Dishman (1723-1796), son of John Dishman (1700-1739).

From Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants – Grant Book E, page 368: [1]

23 Nov 1741: William Spiller of Stafford County now of Prince William County has Patent for 116 Acres on Main Run of Occoquan River & Long Cabbin Branch. Feb 1725. Survey erroneous. Spiller returned original Grant and desires his son Warrington Spiller to have said land in Deed with 217 Acres adjoining waste land. 333 Acres Grant to Warrington Spiller. Survey By Mr. John Warner. Adjacent Samuel Dishman, Maurice Bevan, John Florence, William Spiller, Mr. George Byrn, Francis Jackson.

Note: This is most likely Samuel Dishman (1723-1796), son of John Dishman (1700-1739).

From Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants – Grant Book E, page 429: [1]

18 Mar 1741/42: John Florence of Prince William County 81 Acres in said County adjacent Samuel Dishman, Maurice Bevans, William Foster, on Broad Run of Occoquan. Survey By Mr. Thomas Davies.

Note: This is most likely Samuel Dishman (1723-1796), son of John Dishman (1700-1739).

From Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants – Grant Book E, page 510: [1]

27 Oct 1742: Samuel Davis of Westmoreland County has 202 Acres in Prince William County granted Samuel Duchiminia 30 Aug 1711. 42 Acres surplus. Inclusive Deed for 344 Acres. Resurvey by Mr. George Byrn. Adjacent Occoquan River, Branch of Broad Run.

Notes:
  1. Gertrude E. Gray, compiler, Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Company, 1987).
  2. Transcribed by Keith Dishman from the original records, or from a microfilmed copy of the original.

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