My focus of interest for this guy is one of his “headrights” of his 1682 patent…. Thomas Anderson. I’ve learned not to get excited about headrights because they were often simply bought, sold or traded… you just can’t put much stock that the individuals mentioned were even anywhere near where they are listed. With that said, however, “sometimes” they were. If any can be accounted for in the general area then they may be legit.
Here is the abstract and actual patent…
VIRGINIA CAVALIERS AND PIONEERS, PATENT BOOK NO. 6
THOMAS MANDUE, 320 acs., Is. of W. Co., on brs. of the Black Water, 20 Apr. 1682,
p. 165.Begin at George Perce’s land, in possession of Phillip Wrayford; to Mathew
Strickland; to the Coblers line, &c. Trans of 7 pers: Tho. Parker, Richd Stanly,
Christopher Ellis, Samll. Bott, John Phillips, Jeter Moore, Tho. Anderson.
Thomas Mandue’s property in IOW ADJOINED George Anderson’s. That gets my attention. But so far I have found nothing to tie him to any Andersons… he was just a near neighbor. Perhaps only by coincidence his apparent son made his way down to North Carolina and wound up near Carolus Anderson (roughly 1730s)… they each had property on Kirby’s Creek near the Meherrin River.
And here is an abstract that just drives me nuts! This is the only reference I have ever found for a Thomas Anderson in this area at this time period.
CHOWAN PRECINCT, NORTH CAROLINA 1696-1723, GENEALOGICAL ABSTRACTS OF DEED BOOKS, by Margaret M. Hofmann
DEED BOOK C #1, Chowan County, N.C.
#1552 pg. 360 JAMES COURLEE to WILLIAM DOWNING 27 Mar. 1721 assignment of a Pattent dated 7 Mar. 1717/18 for 320 acres
Wit. THOMAS ANDERSON, WILLIAM SHARP Ack. 29 Mar. 1723 before me C. GALE, C. Just. Reg. 6 Apr. 1723
So what to make of it? It is 41 years from the headright of 1682 and this deed of 1723… so it may mean nothing… I just don’t know. I think this Thomas may have had an interaction with James Anderson of Occoneeche Neck about 1716 but I can’t nail it down.
This transcribed deed has a Thomas Mandue “senior” with wife Sarah and is witnessed by a Thomas Mandue “junior”… . One Thomas leaves a will in NC in 1736. I find no will for a Mandue in IOW during this time period.
ISLE OF WIGHT COUNTY, VA – DEEDS – Phillip Rayford (Rafford, Raiford) To
Thomas Mandue (Mandew), 6 Oct 1681
Thomas Mandue (Mandew) & Wife Sarah To
Abraham Rickes (Ricks, Rix), 4 Jan 1699
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Isle of Wight Co., VA, Deed Book 1 (1688-1704)
abstracted by Matt HARRIS [surname capitalization, line breaks & brackets
Isle of Wight Co., VA, Deed Book 1, pp. 331-32
6 Oct 1681 Phillip Rayford (Rafford, Raiford) To Thomas Mandue (Mandew)
Deed of Bargain and Sale (Copy)
4 Jan 1699 Thomas Mandue (Mandew) & Wife Sarah To Abraham Rickes (Ricks, Rix)
Deed of Bargain and Sale
This Indenture made ye 6.th of October in ye year of O.r Lord God 1681 & in ye
33.d year of ye Reigne of o.r Sov’raign Lord King Charles ye 2.d of Great
Brittaine, France & Ireland Defender of ye faith.
Betweene Phillip RAYFORD of ye Isle of wight County of ye one P.t & Thomas
MANDUE of ye aforesd. Isle of Wight County of ye [other] P.t
Wittnesseth y.t [that] ye sd Phillip RAYFORD for & in Consideration of a good
& valuable Consideration to him already made, & in hand paid by ye sd Tho:
MANDUE before ye ensealing & deliv’ry of these p’sents wherein he
acknowledgeth himself fully Contented, satisfied & paid have granted, demised
& sold, & by these p’sents doe fully, Clearly & Absolutely grant, demise,
bargaine, sell, Alienate, Confirme & make over unto ye sd Thomas MANDUE, his
heires, Ex.rs, Adm.rs, & Assgs for Ever two hundred Acres of land more or less
lyeing & being in ye aforesd Isle of Wight County, being part of a Pattent of
[“five” struck out] three hundred And fifty acres of land Granted unto ye sd
Phillip RAYFORD beareing date ye 23.d of Aprill 1681 ye sd two hundred Acres
of land being bounded as followeth (Viz.t)
bounded upon a Corner line of ye sd RAFFORDs unto a Corner Red Oake, from ye
Red Oake along ye line to a Reedy Branch & soe downe ye Reedy Branch to ye sd
RAFFORDs line & soe along ye line to ye aforesd Corner line.
Wich ye sd Phillip RAYFFORD doth for himself his heires, Ex.rs, Adm.rs
Or Assgs: & to ev’ry of them y.t he ye sd Thomas MANDUE his heirs, Ex.rs,
Adm.rs or Assgs shall from ye day of ye date for Ev’r hereafter have, hold,
occupy, possess & quietly Enjoy ye sd two hundred Acres of land before demised
with all rights proffitts, Commodities & hereditam.ts w.tSoever thereunto
belonging or in any wise appertaining w.th out any lett or hindrance, or
molestation, or Contradiction of ye sd Phillip RAYFFORD, or his heires, Ex.rs,
Adm.rs or Assgs or by any other p’son or p’sons w.tSoever by his knowledge,
Consent or procureation w.th out any other manner of Condition, or limitation
of uses or uses, Rent or Rents (ye Kings only excepted) & for ye better & more
Authenticke Confirmation of ye before demised p’mises ye aforesd Phillip
RAYFORD doth hereby Oblige himself to Acknowledge this deed of sale in open
Co.rt w.n thereunto Required to his free Act & Voluntary deed.
In Wittness whereof I ye sd Phillip RAYFORD have hereunto sett my hand & seal
ye day & year first above written.
Phillip RAYFORD *Seal*
R his m’ke
Signed, Sealed & delivered
in ye p’sence of
George PEIRCE G his m’ke
Acknowledged in Co.rt held for ye Isle Wight County ye 9th of June 1682
by Phillip RAYFORD to be his Act & deed and Ordered to be recorded
Test’ John PITT Cl Cur:
[cit., Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills, Deeds, Etc. 1 (1662-1715), pp. 482-83]
Be itt known unto all men by these p’sents y.t I Thomas MANDUE sen.r & Sarah
MANDUE his wife, o’r heires, Ex.rs Adm.rs or Assgs for ye Consideration in
hand rece’d have fully by these p’sents Assged over unto Abraham RICKES, his
heires, Ex.rs, Adm.rs or Assgs all o’r Right title & Interest of this within
specified deed of Conveyance for Ev.r
In Wittness hereof we have hereunto sett o’r hands this 4.th day of Jan’ry
And for further Confirmac’on ye P.ties above menc’oned together wY [with]
their son Thomas MANDUE Jun.r have obliged themselves to acknowledge this same
said deed before o’r Court held for ye Isle of Wight which being Aprill Co.rt
next after ye date hereof in ye year 1700
Thomas MANDUE *Signim*
T his m’ke
Sarah MANDUE *Signim*
S her m’ke
Thomas MANDUE Jun.r
Acknowledged in open Co.rt held for ye Isle Wight County ye 9th of
December 1700 by Tho: MANDUE & Sarah his wife to be their Voluntary Act & Deed
& Ordered to be Recorded
Teste Cha.s CHAPMAN Cl
It seems to me from the above account that Mandue “Senior”, after all the dust settled, may have “assigned” all his holdings to Robert Ricks… (I haven’t studied this all out)?
By 1702 he patents some land at where the modern Sounthampton county is…
Mandew, Thomas. grantee.
Land grant 28 October 1702.
Isle of Wight County.
Description: 390 acres on the south side the main Blackwater. Beg.g &c. by the run of Nottaway Swamp.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 9, 1697-1706 (v.1 & 2 p.1-742), p. 473 (Reel 9).
By Colonial Law, settlement to the west of the Blackwater River was not opened up until about this time…1700 – 1702…
Richard Brasswell and wife Sarah sell to Thomas Mandue 100 acres on the Blackwater River… 1709. Another deed I have seen from this era referenced “Mandue’s Landing”… this land was directly on the Blackwater River.
I have no idea which of any of these “Blackwater/ Nottoway” deeds are Senior and/or Junior…
Mandew, Thomas. grantee.
Land grant 31 October 1726.
Isle of Wight County.
Description: 240 acres on the south side of the main Blackwater Swamp.
Source: Land Office Patents No. 13, 1725-1730 (v.1 & 2 p.1-540), p. 51 (Reel 12).
It may be pure coincidence that Mandue Sr. lived near George Anderson in IOW and that his apparent son lived near Carolus Anderson in North Carolina. George Anderson sells his property in 1710 and just vanishes.
Will of Thomas Mandue , 1736 in North Carolina:
I mean, what the hell, add a comment… give me a clue…