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II. Mary UNDERWOOD, d/o William (and Mary BUTLER?) Underwood, Sr., born bef 1696, died aft 1742, of Spotsylvania Co, VA.
Mary was probably the namesake and daughter of Mary BUTLER, first wife of William UNDERWOOD, and she and her husband are mentioned several times in her father's 1717 Richmond Co, VA will: "…unto my Loving Son Jon. UNDERWOOD ye Revertion of one Watermill now in the hands of Richard TUTT…" and unto my Loving Daughter Mary TUTT Two hundred Acres of Land beginning at ye Rich Fork point & so far upon ye Line of her Bro William UNDERWOOD & so far up ye Deep Valle as will Include two hundred Acres…" this land being further described as adjacent to land William bequeathed to his "…Loving Grand Sons Jon & Wm THATCHER two hundred Acres of Land Equally divided between them Lying between ye Land of William TRIPLETT and Mary TUTT…"
Richard TUTT is first found in records with the UNDERWOOD and Combs Families in 1712:
23 January 1711/12 (Essex Co, Wills and Deeds, 1711-1714, p. 21)
Deed. William COMBES of St Maries Par. Richmond Co., sells to Richard TUTT of Sittenbourne Par. same Co., 200 acres, being part of 600 acres in St Maries Par. Essex Co. (part of foregoing) "and further I Mary wife of the said Wm COMBS x x confirm x unto x Richard TUTT x x all my x x rights x". Dated 30 Jany. 1711/1712. Signed Wm COMBES, Mary COMBES. Wit: Joseph DINKER, John x COMBES, Tim ATKINSON. Power of Atty. "William COMBES and Mary my Wife of St. Maries parish in the County of Richmond Planters" to Timorthy ATKINSON to ack. deed. Dated 30 Jan. 1711/1712. Signed Wm COMBES, Mary COMBES. Wit: John x COMBES, Thomas x HARVEY, Jno SKEY. Rec. 14 February 1711/1712. [Note: St. Mary's Parish was in Essex County and also in Richmond County. B. F.] (Fleet, Vol III, p. 6)
Jan. 26 & 27, 1711/12 (Essex Co. W&D 1711-1714:21)
Lease and release. William UNDERWOOD, Gent'l., of Sittinburn Par., Richmond Co., sells John COMBES and Richd. TUTT, planters of the same county, 400 acs. in St. Maries Par., Essex Co. Bounded: beg. at a beach on SW side of punius Inn run, the land of John MEADOWS and Henry PETERS, this land sold by Warwick CAMMOCK to Amory BUTLER Apr. 30, 1679. /s/ William UNDERWOOD, Wit: Tim ATKINSON, Jno. SKEY, Alex SOMERVILE (Fleet’s Colonial Abstracts)
Jan. 30, 1711/12 (Essex Co. W&D 1711-1714:23)
Deed. William COMBES of St. Maries Par., Richmond Co., sells to Richd. TUTT of Sittenbourne Par., same Co., 200 acs. being part of 600 acs. in St. Maries par., Essex Co. (part of foregoing). Mary, wife of William COMBS, confirms unto Richd. TUTT all her rights… /s/ Wm. COMBES, Mary Combes Wits: Jos. Dinker, John (X) COMBS, Tim Atkinson Power of Atty. "William COMBES and Mary my Wife of St. Maries parish, Richmond Co.. planters" to Timothy Atkinson to ack. deed. Dated Jan. 30, 1711/12. Signed Wm. Combes, Mary Combes. Wit: John (X) Combs, Thomas (X) Harvey, Jno. Skely. Rec. Feb. 14, 1711/12.
William and John COMBS were sons of Archdale COMBS I of Old Rappa Co, VA by his wife, Elizabeth, step-mother of William UNDERWOOD, Sr. Richard Tutt died in 1730, and his will included references to the original land he purchased:
Feb. 27, 1729 (King Geo WB 1-A:69-70)
Will of Richard TUTT of Hanover Parish…Legatees: son Richard; loving wife Mary; 200 acs. of land which I bought of Wm. UNDERWOOD and Wm. COMBS lying in Caroline Co. to my sons Wm. & Jas.; 200 acs. in Sittenbourne Parish on the branches of UNDERWOOD'S Beaver Dam the bounds whereof may be known by the LW&T of Capt. Wm. UNDERWOOD to my two sons Jos. & Benja.; slaves and rest of personal est. to my loving wife Mary, she giving to every one of my children (Vizt.) Richard, William, James, Joseph, Benjamin, Emblin and Mary a Negro as they my sons arrive to the age of 21 and to my daughters on the day of marriage…Executors: Wife Mary and Mr. Thos. TURNER. Wits: Adam CUNINGHAME, Joshua FARGUSON, Richard TUTT
Apr. 29, 1730 (King Geo DB 1-A:26-27)
Archabald COMBES of Hanover Par., King Geo. Co., to Mary TUTT of same, 1400 pds. of tobo. for 6 acs., all land contiguous to land whereon now liveth…beginning at mouth of a gutt running down the River…/s/ Archabald (X) COMBES. Wits: John GILBERT, Adam CUNNINGHAM, William (X) TUTT. 20 Apr 1730.. Livery & Seizin .. 1st May 1730 Deed & Livery & Seizin recorded. (KG DB A-1, Sparacio)
5th/6th Nov 1740 (KG DB2:322-5)
Indent Mary TUTT King George and Francis TRIPLETT same… 90 pds. current money VA… 150 A on side of Beaver Dam.. corner tree of Daniel UNDERWOOD .. old Mill Path formerly belonging to Richard TUTT .. Wolf Pitt Branch .. land now in possession of John FOX .. S/Mary TUTT, Wits: Thos: ROBINSON, John TRIPLETT, Joseph TUTT. Rec. recpt. 7 Nov 1740. (Sparacio)
20 May 1753 (King George DB4:30-35)
Indenture made 20th/21st May 1753 between Nathaniel POPE and Lucy his wife of county Louisa and Richard TUTT of Spotsylvania County Gent. . by deeds of lease and release .. for sum Two hundred and twenty seven pounds current money of Virginia .. sold parcel of land in parish Hanover in county King George adjoining land of said Richard TUTT containing 227 acres it being part of a tract of land formerly granted to William YARRETT and Francs WITTINGTON by Patent dated 29th July 1650 for 580 acres but by later survey 1st July 1712 by William THORNTON then Surveyor of Richmond County .. was found to be only 454 acres which by several more conveyances became Fee Simple estate of John TANKARD of county Northampton planter who by deed dated 11th January 1708 conveyed same to Nicholas SMITH and Nathaniel POPE .. divided by them on 1st day July aforesaid .. deed duly acknowledged in Richmond County Court .. above mentioned 227 acres is lower or Eastermost part allotted said Nathaniel POPE and is now the Inheritance and Fee Simple Estate of Nathaniel POPE party to these presents grandson to said Nathaniel and son and heir at law of John POPE his son ..s/Nathaniel POPE, Lucy POPE. Presence Frans. TALIAFERRO, Rd. BROOKE, Thos. TURNER Junr., Jo. FOX, Lawrence TALIAFERRO, James TUTT, William BARKSDELL
At a court held 2nd August 1735 .. deeds of lease ad release and Receipt endorsed by Nathaniel POPE and Lucy his wife admitted to record. (King George Abstracts, Deed Book 4, 1753-1765; Deed Book 5 (partial) 1765-1773; Poll list recorded 15 Dec 1755, Ruth and Sam Sparacio, Antient Press, McLean VA 22101, 1987)
16 Nov 1750 - Dec. 4, 1750. Spotsylvania Co, VA Will Book B, 1749-1759, p. 10.
Will of John GILBERT of Spotsylvania Co. Leg. Cousin Elizabeth TUTT; godson John TUTT; cousin Richard TUTT. Ex. my cousin Richard TUTT. Wit. James WAIT, John WILLIAMS. (Spotsylvania Wills…, Page 58)
22 Jan 1766 - 02 Mar 1767 (Spotsylvania Co VA WBD, 1761-1772, p. 23)
Will of Richard TUTT of Spotsylvania Co., d. Jan. 22, 1766. Executors Bond dated Mar. 2, 1767. Leg. son, James, 400 acres of land in Culpeper Co., adjoining to a patent of 400 acres granted to my brother, Benjamin TUTT, which is now my said son James's; son Richard TUTT, £200 to purchase that 500 acres of land that Capt. Lewis Davis YANCEY and his son Philemon now live on, the money to be paid out of the money arising from the sale of the land he lived on in King George Co., to Capt. YANCEY; son John TUTT 150 acres of land in King George Co., which I bought of William and John SMITH, also 919 acres of land in Culpeper Co., the remaining part of the tract of land that I gave my son James; sons Benjamin and Charles TUTT, all that tract of land at my lower quarter on Muddy Run, in Culpeper Co., about 1200 acres, to be equally divided between them when they come to twenty-one years of age. 600 acres of land in King George Co., where my son Richard TUTT lived, to be made over to the Vestry of Hanover Parish, upon they paying £750. 40 acres to be reserved for MARY DORSET, and her daughters to live on during their lives, as per agreement. Ex. brother, James TUTT and my sons James and John TUTT. Wit. William NEWTON, Richard BROOKE, Francis TALIAFERRO. (Virginia County Records: Spotsylvania County 1721-1800, William Armstrong Crozier, Fox, Duffield & Co., New York, NY, 1905, Wills, page 283)
Mary DORSETT was the daughter of Archdale COMBS II of King George County, Virginia (s/o John & Hannah (MASON?) Combs).
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