Richmond Co, Va. He moved south with the family but apparently was never happy with the area, expressing the desire in his will that they "goe out the country."
Lease and Release. 26 and 28 April 1714. Phillip Graffort, mariner, and Pollatia his wife of St. Pauls Parish in the County of Stafford in the Colony of Virginia, sell Mr. Lawrence Taliaferro, Gent., of St. Marys Par., Essex Co., 1/3 part of a tract of land lying in the forest in Essex County, part of a Dividend formerly granted Mr Enoch Doughty by patent dated 15 June 1675 of 4763 acres, bounded according to patent, which 1/3 was formerly in lawful possession of William Berry of Richmond Co., who conveyed it in fee simple to Benjamin Newton of Stafford County by deed dated 11 April 1690. which land Benj. Newton by his will dated 2 January 1709 gave the tract of land to his daughter Pollatia now the wife of Phillip Graffort.
signed Phillip Graffort
Rec. 13 May 1714.
1775-76 Some relatives think he may have taken part in Bacon's Rebellion and even suffered severe wounds which eventually resulted in his death.
He was born the following year after his parents landed in the New World.
His will was dated 9/8/1677 with a memo dated 11/22/1677. He left his estate to his unnamed children "and as my desire is that they may goe out of the country I doe impower my overseers Francis Doughty and James Phillips to put on sale all my lands and goods and Chattels for money good for my children."
Witnesses were John Simpton, Jonathan Bates, and Hugh X Mane
Memo. "16 hhds of Tob. that my brother carried to England is properly upon my account for him to make use being my own crop and 55 acct. my Brother owes me a Bill of Thomas Becks to my Brother I have paid him for it and another of George Grime I have received many Bills in Stafford of my Brother in my name and have given him at my plantation and ye other in Potomack ward."