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Notes for Captain Peter Jones

He was appointed the rank of Captain in "The Prince George Militia", 1722

Will proved in Prince George County, March 10

From Peter Jones and Richard Jones Genealogies, by August B Fothergill, Old Dominion Press, Richmond, VA, 1924, p 26
"September 28, 1728 Abraham Jones of Prince George County was granted 235 acres of land lying on the lower side of Reedy Creek and North side of Nottoway River, adjoining Godfrey Ragsdale, Captain Peter Jones and Thomas Thrower.
p 17 Thomas Batte on May 9, 1692 conveyed to "Peter Jones now of Henrico County" 240 acres of land which is part of those plantations known by the name of the Old Town bounded on the upper side by the lands of Godfrey Ragsdale, on the lower side by the lands of John Bevil and on the other two sides by the woods and Appamattox River. 130 acres escheated in the name of Thomas Batte, 50 acres purchased of Godfrey Ragsdale and the other 60 acres lying at the heads. Consideration: a tract of land lying in Charles City County now held by the said Peter Jones which was surveyed by James Minge by order of the Governor and Council. (Henrico Co. Rec. V. 5, p 299)
p 18 Mary, wife of Peter Jones, gave power of attorney to "my loving brother in law James Cocke" to relinquish her dower rights in the land conveyed by her husband Peter Jones to Stephen Cocke. (Henrico Co. Rec., Vol 1677-1704, pp 60-63)
p 18. Captain Peter Jones was appointed Lieutenant of Rangers of Prince George County in accordance to an Act of appointing Rangers. October 25, 1711
p 19 At a meeting of the vestry of Bristol Parish held at the Ferry Chapell, October 30, 1720, Captain Peter Jones was among those present.
p 20 Capt. Peter Jones lived on Brickhouse Run in the present Petersburg and is likely buried at the family burial ground at "Cedar Grove" which was the home of Gen. Joseph Jones who died in 1824. He had inherited this land from his father Thomas Jones who was the eldest son and heir of Abraham Jones who was the heir at law of the above Capt. Peter Jones.
The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia 1720-1789, privatedly printed, Richmond, VA 1898, p 24: at a Vestry held at the Chapple June 28, 1725, The parish was divided into precincts for counting. The southside of the parish was divided into two precincts, "the upper precinct bounded as followeth to begin at Appamattuck ferry, thence as Monkassaneck road runs to stony-creek bridge between Capt RIch. Jones and Capt Joss Wynns, thence up stony-creek to the upper road to Nottoway river, thence along the road to Nottoway river, thence up between the same and Appamattuck river to the extent of the parish. Capt Peter Jones and his son Peter Jones are appointed counters for the said precinct."
Source: Virginia Colonial Abstracts Vol XI, Charles City County Court Orders 1658-1661, abstracted by Beverley Fleet, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co, 1961, p 100
"At a meeting of the Militia att Westov'r July 12, 1661 It is ordered that the sev'all companies of this Regiment for the present be Divided proporconed and distinguished as foll vidzt:6. Capt Peter Jones his companie to be from Citty Creeke to the falls of Appomattock riv'r on the south side, And from Powells Creeke to the sd falls on the North side."
Colonial Wills of Henrico Co, VA 1677-1737, p 433, Margaret Cocke's will
"To my son Peter Jones, all rest of my estate, and he and WIlliam Randolph to be executors"

DEEDS, ETC. 1713-1728, page 968, Prince George County, Virginia.
Indenture (Lease) made the 9th day of March, 1726, between Robert Hix of Lawns Creek Parrish of the County of Surry, and John Fitzgerrald of Bristol Parish, County of Prince George, 1,120 acres on South side of Appomattox River in Bristol Parish, of which 200 acres were sold to the said Robert Hix from John Evans by deed dated the 8th day of February, 1693, and the 4th day of June, 1694, and recorded in Charles City County; 600 acres was granted to the said Robert Hix by Letters of Patent bearing date of April 20, 1694; 60 acres conveyed to the said Robert Hix from Peter Jones, Jr. by indenture dated the 11th day of August, 1708, and recorded in Prince George County; and 260 acres sold to the said Robert Hix from Joshua Irby and Elizabeth, his wife, by indenture dated the 10th day of August, 1708, recorded in Prince George County County. Acknowledged in Court on March 14, 1726, by Robert Hix, and France Hix, his wife, appeared and relinquished her right of dower


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