John Tayloe of Loudoun County, Virginia: Lease for Lives

During the time when John Hendrickson leased land from John Tayloe, Tayloe was leasing much of his land to the east of Short Hills in Loudoun County.

These would be John Hendrickson’s neighbors and possible families that intermarried with the Hendricksons. Even though I believe John Hendrickson was out of Loudoun County by 1770, we know from tithables lists that Simeon (at least) was still in Loudoun in the early part of the 1770s.

Tayloe’s land was in the western side of Loudoun, up against the Short Hills, near Hillsboro, VA. The first graphic is an horizontal map, but the actual land (second graphic) shows that it ran north-south up against the Short Hills. The town of Waterford and surrounding area, where the Quakers settled, was to the east. The town of Lovettsville and surrounding area was called the German Settlement. More on the Quakers and Germans in another blog post.

Here’s a list of his other leases, from Pat Duncan:

  • Bk:Pg: A:229    Date: 10 Aug 1758    Returned to Court: 14 Nov 1758 Esq John Tayloe of Richmond to farmer Joshua Goore (wife Elizabeth & dau Hannah) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 300ac. Wit: Joseph Jones, Samuel Phillips, Samuel Butcher, Joseph Martin. 
  • Bk:Pg: D:639    Date: 12 Sep 1765    Returned to Court: 14 Oct 1765 John Tayloe of Richmond Va to farmer Thomas Purcell (sons John & Benjamin) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 150ac Lot #18 on plot by Col. Bertrand Ewell. Wit: Israel Thompson, John McIlheney, Charles Manemy/McManomy. 
  • Bk:Pg: D:641    Date: 10 Sep 1765    Returned to Court: 14 Oct 1765 John Tayloe of Richmond Va to farmer John Hendrickson (sons Simeon & John) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 150ac. Wit: John McIlheney, Samuel Phillips, Thomas Humphrey, Thomas Pursley. 
  • Bk:Pg: D:707    Date: 12 Sep 1765    Returned to Court: 16 Oct 1765 John Tayloe of Richmond Va to farmer John McIlhany/McIlheney (sons James and John McIlheney) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 203ac. Wit: Israel Thompson, Jenkin David, Charles McManomy, Thomas Pursley. 
  • Bk:Pg: D:709    Date: 12 Sep 1765    Returned to Court: 16 Oct 1765 John Tayloe of Richmond Va to farmer Charles McManomy (John McManomy Jr. & William McManomy) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 150ac. Wit: Israel Thompson, John McIlhaney, Thomas Pursley, Conrad Walker. 
  • Bk:Pg: E:138    Date: 16 Feb 1765    Returned to Court: 12 Aug 1766 John Tayloe of Richmond Co to farmer Joshua Gore Jr. (wife Elizabeth & dau Hannah) of Fairfax. Lease for Life of 160ac Lot #25 in Plat, adj John Bond. Wit: Aens. Campbell. 
  • Bk:Pg: G:215    Date: 21 Nov 1769    Returned to Court: 11 Dec 1769 John Tayloe of Richmond Co to farmer John Marks (sons John & Thomas) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 200ac adj Harman Cox, Thomas Humphrey, Samuel Butcher. Wit: Israel Thompson, Joshua Gore, Elisha Marks, Thomas Humphreys. 
  • Bk:Pg: G:217    Date: 21 Nov 1769    Returned to Court: __ John Tayloe of Richmond Co to farmer Thomas Humphreys (sons John & Thomas) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 147ac adj Geo. Wm. Fairfax, John Marks, Nicholas Osborn. Wit: Israel Thompson, Joshua Gore, Elisha Marks, John Marks. 
  • Bk:Pg: H:119    Date: 11 Apr 1771    Returned to Court: 11 Apr 1771 John Tayloe of Richmond Co to farmer Jonas Randal (James Dillan Jr, brother Josias Dillan, sons of William Dillan) of Ldn. Lease for Life of Lot #13 of 157ac adj James Buffington, John Viall, Jonathan Dillan. Wit: Israel Thompson, Isaac Thompson, William Russell. 
  • Bk:Pg: H:144    Date: 10 Apr 1771    Returned to Court: 10 Apr 1771 John Tayloe of Richmond Co to farmer James Nixon (brother John and John’s son George) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 124ac, adj John McIlhaney, Thomas Greg, Amos Greg, Samuel Greg. Wit: Joseph Cowgill, Jonathan Nixon, Charles MacManiman. 
  • Bk:Pg: H:154    Date: 11 Apr 1771    Returned to Court: 11 Apr 1771 John Tayloe of Richmond Va to farmer William Russell (William Richards & Jonah Thompson) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 141ac adj Conrod Walters, James Buffington. Wit: Israel Thompson, Jonas Randle, Benjamin Brittain. 
  • Bk:Pg: I:217    Date: 28 Nov 1772    Returned to Court: 10 May 1773 John Tayloe of Richmond to farmer William Russell (wife Ruth & son John) of Ldn. Lease for Life of lot #20 of 146ac, adj Thomas Purcel. Wit: John Evans, Samuel Rich, Benja. Philips, Samuel Russell, James Brown. 
  • Bk:Pg: I:219    Date: 28 Nov 1772    Returned to Court: 10 May 1773 John Tayloe of Richmond to farmer John Evans (wife Elizabeth & son Eliazer) of Ldn. Lease for Life of lot #23 of 134ac adj Thomas Gregg, John Trebby. Wit: Wm. Russel, Samuel Rich, Samuel Russel, Benja. Phillips, James Brown. 
  • Bk:Pg: I:221, 223    Date: 16 Dec 1772    Returned to Court: 10 May 1773 John Tayloe of Richmond to Thomas Humphrey of Ldn. L/R of 332ac adj John Marks. Wit: John Price Posey, Thomas Chapman, Phil. Rd. Frans. Lee, Alex. Campbell, W. Ellzey, Willm. Grayson. 
  • Bk:Pg: I:244    Date: 27 Nov 1772    Returned to Court: 28 Dec 1772 John Tayloe of Richmond Co to farmer David Evans (wife Mary and son Abraham) of Ldn. Lease for Life of 134ac adj John Craig, James Nixon, Amos Greig. Wit: John McIlhaney, Thos. Humphrey, Joshua Gore, John Evans.

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