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Notes for Honorias Jr POWELL


Residences & events in his life include excerpts from court records and deed books:

20/1736 Essex Co, VA. Honorias, Sr, deeded some land to him but he didn't stay.

11/30/1749 Orange Co, VA. "Honorius Powel, 400 (acres), on top of the Blue Ridge, opposite Herrin's cabin, and 400 joining Ambrose Powell on top the BlueRidge."

4/14/1750 "Honorius Powell, 100 (acres), with two imported rights, joining his entry on Hawk's Bill."

Honorious received several land grants:

8/16/1756 Orange County, 300a. Patents No.33, p. 243/244 LVA tif files: 031_0125.tif and 031_0126.tif
George The Second etc. To all etc. Know ye that for divers good causes & considerations but more especially for and in consideration of the Importation of six Persons to dwell within this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia whose Names are Richard Lamb, William Monroe, Samuel Bird, William Sims, Jane Morris and James Collins We have Given Granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do Give Grant and confirm unto Honorias Powell one certain Tract or Parcel of Land containing three hundred Acres lying and being in the County of Orange and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a Poplar and Oak and Maple on a branch in Dunbars Line and running thence down the said branch twenty poles to three Spanish Oaks at the Mouth of the said branch thence up another branch eighty poles to a red Oak Chesnut Tree and Dogwood thence North eight Degrees East one hundred and twelve poles to two Chesnuts and one Chesnut Oak thence North sixty five Degrees West forty poles to three Hiccories thence South seventy seven Degrees West eighty poles to two Chesnut Oaks and one Chesnut thence South fifty Degrees forty two poles to a Chesnut and Chesnut Oak thence South twenty three Degrees West thirtytwo poles to a Chesnut thence North sixty Degrees West thirty poles to a Chesnut Oak thence North thirty Degrees East forty poles to a Chesnut and Chesnut Oak thence North forty Degrees West forty poles to a red Oak by a Spring thence South thirty Degrees West sixty poles to two Chesnuts and one Chesnut Oak thence South thirty five Degrees East sixty four poles to a Locust Hiccory and Chesnut thence South twenty poles thence South forty Degrees West eighty poles to two Hiccories and one white Oak thence South one hundred and twenty poles to two Hiccories and one red Oak thence South thirty Degrees East seventy six pole to two Hiccories and one red Oak in the said Dunbars Line thence with the said Dunbars lines to the beginning. Withall etc. To have hold etc. To be held etc. Yielding and Paying etc. Provided etc. In Witness etc. Witness our Trusty and welbeloved Robert Dinwiddie Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and commander in cheif of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the Seal of our said Colony the sixteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and fifty six in the thirtieth Year of our Reign.
Robt. Dinwiddie

8/16/1756 Orange County, 290a. Patents No.33, p. 249/250 LVA tif files: 031_0128.tif, 031_0129.tif
George The Second etc. To all etc. Know ye that for divers good causes & considerations but more Especially for and in Consideration of the Importation of six persons to dwell within this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia whose Names are Elizabeth Douglas, John Herrendon, John Durham, Honor Febral, Easter Husser and Mary Oreaton [see img below] We have Given Granted and confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do Give Grant and Confirm unto Honorias Powell one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred and ninety Acres and lying and being in the County of Orange and bounded as followeth towit Beginning at two Hiccories and one Black Gum standing on the upper side of the mouth of a branch and on the North side of Roche's River and running thence up the several courses of the said branch North forty Degrees East twenty six Poles North fifteen Degrees East forty Poles North fifteen Degrees West forty poles North twenty five Degrees West twenty poles North forty five Degrees West forty eight Poles North fifteen Degrees West twenty poles and North forty Degrees West twenty poles to a Poplar and Chesnut on the said branch thence West twenty poles to three Chesnuts on a Ridge thence South Forty Poles to a Chesnut and Hiccory on the said Ridge thence South West sixty two Poles thence North eight Degrees East eighty eight Poles to a white Oak and Chesnut thence North twenty Degrees West two hundred and forty Poles to three Chesnuts thence North ten Degrees East ninety poles to a white Oak thence North West fifty six Poles to a Chesnut and red Oak thence South seventy Degrees West twenty four Poles to two red Oaks on the said Roches River thence down the several Courses of the River one hundred and ninety poles to two Hiccories on the said River thence Crossing the said River and running South sixty five Degrees West twenty Poles to a white Oak and Dogwood thence South forty Degrees West fifty four Poles to a red Oak and white Oak thence South fifteen Degrees East sixty six Poles to a Chesnut thence South seventy five Degrees East forty poles to a Chesnut Oak thence South thirty Degrees East fifty two Poles to two Chesnuts thence North eighty Degrees East twenty six poles to a Dogwood Gum and white Oak onthe said River thence over the Same and down the several courses of the same to the beginning. Withall etc. To have hold etc. To be held etc. Yielding and Paying etc. Provided etc. In Witness etc. Witness our Trusty and welbeloved Robert Dinwiddie Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the Seal of our said Colony the sixteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and fifty six in the thirtieth Year of our Reign.
Robt. Dinwiddie

12/15/1757 Orange County, 200a. Patents No.34, p. 204/5 LVA tif file: 0033_011.tif
Margin Notes: Honorious Powell 200 acres Form page 1
George The Second etc. To all etc. Know ye that for divers good Causes & Considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Importation of four persons to dwell within this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia whose Names are Darby Haney Francis Braham John Davis and Bennet Beasly We Have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do give Grant and Confirm unto Honorious Powell one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing Two hundred acres lying and being in the County of Orange at the Great Mountains and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at four Walnut Trees at the head of a Branch of Swift Run thence North fifty Degrees West one hundred and ten Poles to a Chesnut and two Hiccories on a Mountain thence South thirty Degrees West one hundred and fifty Poles to a red Oak thence West thirty Poles to a Hiccory and four Butterwood Trees on Swift Run thence down the Run to a Chesnut and two Hiccories thence South fifty five degrees East one hundred and four Poles to a Hiccory and Dogwood thence South eighty two and an half Degrees East fifty two Poles to a white Oak thence North eighty four Degrees East fifteen Poles to two white Oaks and a Locust thence North ten Degrees East ten Poles to two Chesnut Oaks at the Mouth of a Branch of Swift Run thence up the Branch to the Beginning. With all etc. To have hold etc. To be held etc. Yielding and Paying etc. Providing etc. In Witness etc. Witness our Trusty and welbeloved Robert Dinwiddie Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg Under the Seal of our said Colony the fifteenth Day of December one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven In the thirty first Year of our Reign.
Robt. Dinwiddie

12/15/1757 Augusta County, 270a. Patents No.34, p. 205 LVA tif file: 0033_011.tif
Margin Notes: Honorious Powell 270 acres Form page 1
George the second, etc. To all etc. Know ye that for divers good causes & considerations but more especially for and in Consideration of the Importations of Six Persons to dwell within this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia whose Names are Hannah Anderson John sheets Mary Parsons Easter Carney John McField and Thomas Dooling We have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do Grant and Confirm unto Honorious Powell one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing Two hundred and seventy Acres lying and being in the County of Augusta on a Branch of Shanando river called Hawk's Bill at the foot of the blue Ridge and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a Poplar Hiccory and red Oak on a bank of the Creek and running thence North fifty three Degrees East eighty two Poles crossing a Branch to three white Oaks on a Ridge South seventy seven Degrees East thirty six Poles to two white Oaks on a Ridge South fifty Degrees East thirty two Poles to three white Oaks and North forty eight Degrees East eighty Poles to a red Oak and white Oak on a Bank South twenty five Degrees East one hundred and twenty four Poles to two white Oaks in a Valley and South fifty three Degrees West three hundred and sixty four Poles to two Black Oaks and a Chesnut on a hill Side and North twelve Degrees East two hundred and sixty eight Poles to the Beginning. With all etc. To have hold etc. To be held etc. Yielding and Paying etc. Provided etc. In Witness etc. Witness our Trusty and welbeloved Robert Dinwiddie Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg Under the Seal of our said colony the fifteenth Day of December one thousand seven hundred and fifty seven In the thirty first Year of our Reign.
Robt. Dinwiddie

12/15/1757 Augusta County, 180a.Patents No.34, p. 205 LVA tif file: 0033_011.tif
Margin Notes: Honorious Powell 180 Acres Form page 1
George the second, etc. To all etc. Know ye that for divers good Causes & Considerations but more Especially for and in Consideration of the Importations of four persons to dwell within this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia whose names are Samuel Bullar Mary Bullar Thomas Smith and Thomas Racock We have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do Give Grant & Confirm unto Honorious Powell one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing One hundred and eighty Acres lying and being in the County of Augusta on the Hawks Bill in the Mountains and bounded as followeth to wit, Beginning at a Chesnut on the Side of a Hill in a line of his Survey and with the same North fifty one Degrees West sixty poles to a Chesnut thence South fifty three Degrees West forty four poles to a black oak and North forty two Degrees West one hundred Poles crossing a Branch to two Gums and South West one hundred and twenty poles crossing the Hawk's Bill to two white Oaks and South twenty five Degrees West one hundred and twenty three Poles crossing the Hawk's Bill to a red Oak East one hundred & forty poles to a white Oak on a Ridge and North fifty five Degrees East two hundred Poles to the Beginning. With all etc. To have hold etc. To be held etc. Yielding and Paying etc. Providing etc. In Witness etc. Witness our Trusty and welbeloved Robert Dinwiddie Esq. our Lieut. Governor and Commander in chief of our said Colony and Dominion at Williamsburg Under the Seal of our said Colony the fifteenth Day of December M.D.CC.LVII In the thirty first Year of our Reign
Robt. Dinwiddie

8/19/1758 Augusta County, 400a. Book 33, p. 464/5
George the second, etc. To all etc. Know ye that for divers good causes & considerations but more Especially for and in Consideration of the Importations of eight persons to dwell within this our Colony and Dominion of Virginia whose names are John Golden, John Ryan, Richard Perkins, John Rigby, Elizabeth Stokes, Ann Brown, Thomas McDonald, and Thomas Walker We have Given Granted and Confirmed and by these Presents for us our Heirs and Successors Do Grant and Confirm unto Honorius Powell one certain Tract or parcel of Land containing four hundred acres, lying and being in the County of Augusta on the Branches of the Hawke's Bill in the Mountains and bounded as followeth, to wit, Beginning at two white Oaks, corner to his Land and running thence South eighty Degrees East one hundred and thirty poles to a white Oak on a Branch thence South Twenty Degrees East two hundred and twenty four poles crossing the said Branch several times to a red oak and white oak and South eighty five Degrees West three hundred and two poles thence North fifty one Degrees West one hundred and fifteen poles to a Chesnut in a line of his own Land and with said line North fifty three Degrees East to the Beginning With all etc. to have hold etc. To be Held etc. Yielding and paying etc. Provided etc. In Witness etc. Witness our Trust and welbeloved Francis Fauquier Esquire our Lieutenant Governor and Commander in Chief of our said colony and Dominion at Williamsburg under the seal of our said Colony the nineteenth Day of August One thousand and sevenhundred and Fifty eight In the thirty second Year of our Reign.
Fran. Fauquier

5/13/1762 "Honorius Powell and Jannet, of Orange County, to John David Wilper. £35. 270 acres on Hawk's Bill, a branch of Shanandore, patented to Honorius, 15th December, 1757. Teste: James and Francis Kirtley, Frances Slaughter. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, Esq.,
of Rockingham, 27th May, 1789."

9/8/1762 " John David Wilper and Anna Christina ( ) to Francis Kirkley, Jr., £35, 270 acres on Hawksbill, branch of Shanandore, conveyed to John David by Honorius Powell, 13th May, 1762. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, Esq., 27th May, 1789."

10/19/1763 "Pritt vs. Powell. An agreement made between Honorius Powell and Robert Prit, the said Robert Prit is to have one plantation, joining the William Riddle, for forty shillings, or four hundred pounds of good tobacco. The said Robert Prit is to have no part of the peach orchard, but eating peaches, and to dry for his one family's use; and to keep all creatures from harming the orchard; and is to build one good cabin to live in, twenty feet long and sixteen feet wide, upon his own cost and charge. Witness our hands. (Signed) Honorius Powell, Robert (mark) Prit. Test, James Beazley, John (mark) Ogg."

3/9/1764 "Honorias Powell and Jannet, of Orange County, to William Buchanan, of the County aforesaid, £15 (paid by Wm. Bohannon), 200 acres; corner Cap. Francis Kertley's. Teste: Francis Kirtley, John Early, Wm. ( ) Smith. Delivered: Francis Kirtley, April,
1767.

11/1767 "Robert Prit vs. Honorius Powell.--Agt. of rental and building a house." Probably because Honorias had died.

From The Chronicles of the Scotch-Irish in VA:

Conrad vs. Kirtley--O. S. 112; N. S. 38--Bill, 31st July, 1806. Orator is Stephen Conrad of Rockingham. About 1769 Honorius Powell of Orange County died. The widow, Jennett Powell, compromised with the children as to the property. Nathaniel Allen and Robert Royston intermarried with two of the granddaughters of Jennett, and were living in Georgia. St. Clair Kirtley was also Jennett's grandson, with whom she lived, but became dissatisfied and lived at orator's house until her death. (On the cover of this bill is the following:
"I put this cover on between 7 and 8 o'clock on Thursday morning, September 26, 1839, and a very cold morning it was. The Clay Convention is in session in Staunton at this time and is the second day of its meeting. A. R. St. Clair, aged 39 years, against the 22d
of October next. Lord! Whose eye will this meet when I am in eternity".)

Although no will was ever found, on 2/1768 Simon Powell and Francis Kirtley were appointed administrators of his estate.

Appraisal of the estate of Honorias Powell valued at £ 628 - 19 - 9

Inventory and appraisement was made by William Walker, Peter Rucker, and James Collins and returned to court on March 24, 1768

Included in the inventory were:
A riding chair, a work horse, 2 bay mares, 1 sorrel horse, 1 dark bay mare, 1 sorrel mare and 1 bay horse together were valued at £ 36 -20 -0.

a sword, pistol, 2 guns and a fiddle, and 1 wolf trap valued at £6 -10

Slaves:
one negro Child named Sarah £10
one negro man named Glascow £52 - 10
one girl named Venus £45
one negro boy named Wiggin £30
one girl named Caroline £20
one boy named George £18
one negro girl named Dinah £30

From court records: Conrad vs. Kirtley--O. S. 112; N. S. 38--Bill, 31st July, 1806. Orator is Stephen Conrad of Rockingham. About 1769 Honorius Powell of Orange County died. The widow, Jennett Powell, compromised with the children as to the property.
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