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About John Page, Jr.
Prior to 1728, David Bray II married Elizabeth Page, the daughter of John Page II of Gloucester. In 1728, following the death of her brother, John Page III, Elizabeth Page Bray was the heir to her family's substantial estate on the north side of Williamsburg (Metz et al. 1997:96).
To comment on what is known about John PAGE, Jr. (1699-?)........
That he was in VA is evident from the fact that he purchased land from John TULLITT in the part of Henrico Co., which at that time lay south of the James River. Although the deed for this transaction is not in the early Henrico Co. records, the purchase had to be sometime between Nov 1705 (when TULLIT obtained the patent for the land) and 1726. To narrow it down a little more, it would have to be in the time period of 1718 (when John PAGE, Jr. qualified on his father's estate) and 1726 (when John TULLITT died). If land could not be purchased until age 21, then this would narrow the dates down even more
from late1721 to1726. Later deeds for this land refer to the fact that John PAGE, Jr. had purchased it from Tullitt.
It appears, from Henrico Co. deed records, that John PAGE, Jr. died sometime between when he purchased the land from TULLITT and 1734. These deeds indicate that the land "descended to his sister Elizabeth Page and (was) by her left in her will to Mary Diggs wife of Dudley Diggs".
The following information is from the book "Henrico County, Virginia Deeds, 1706-1737", Abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, 1985. They are from the HENRICO COUNTY, VA. WILLS & DEEDS BOOK 1726-1737. The first page no. given here is from Weisiger's book and the second no. is the page of the actual deed book.
p. 138 (451)
"29 Oct 1734 Dudley Diggs to Henry Cary: Whereas on July 20 1734 Digges and Mary, late his wife did convey to said Cary 17,000 acres devised to said Mary by will of Elizabeth Bray, and Henry Cary holds land in trust for Digges; said Digges authorized Cary to sell the premises to pay debt of Digges to Robert Cary of London, Merchant on a judge-ment obtained at General Court. Wit.: Jno. Nash, Thomas Branch, William Fuller Signed: Dud. Diggs, Henry Cary" Date it was recorded was not given.
p. 140 (457)
"2 Dec 1734 Henry Cary of Henrico Co., Gent., to Samuel Weldon of York Co., Gentl. for 60 pounds" (Engish money) "1000 acres in Henrico Parish on south side of James River; being part of 17,653 acres granted to John Tillet, and by him sold to John Page; and from him it descended to his sister Elizabeth Page, and given by her will to Mary Diggs, wife of Dudley Diggs, and by Mary & Dudley sold to said Cary. Land is bounded by James River and James Martin. Witnesses: none Signed: Henry Cary Recorded 1st Mon. in Dec. 1734"
Notes by Dolores C. Rutherford