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Chronological Summary:
James Murphy {prob James2,Daniel1}

Last Update: May 1999


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24 Dec 1733 Chas Co: John Crane in his will mentioned dau Elizabeth Murphey, granddaus Mary Murphey and Monica Murphy, son John (<21, named executor), son-in-law James Murphey {probable father of James}, and wife [unnamed]; named as overseers Thomas Thompson and Hudson Wathen; witnesses were Charles Baker, Thomas Baker and Solomon Glass. 22 Apr 1734 Chas Co: will probated. «Prerog Ct of MD Wills (PCW) 21:52»

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18 Apr 1734 Chas Co: goods and chattels of John Crain decd appraised by John Philpot and Charles Musgrave; Elisabeth Murphey and Monachy Murphey signed inventory as next of kin. 13 Jul 1734 Chas Co: inventory presented in court by John Crain, executor. «Prerog Ct of MD Invy Bk (PCI) 18:304»

Birth

[c1735-40?? Chas Co?: James Murphy born (based on birth year of wife); father probably James Murphy, mother probably Elizabeth Crain (see will and inventory of John Crain, given above)] 

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24 Apr 1764 Chas Co: goods and chattels of John Crain decd appraised by John Marshal and Moses Hobert; James Morfey and Monachy Morfey signed inventory as kin. 22 Oct 1764 Chas Co: inventory presented in court by Elisabeth Bateman formerly Crain wife of John Bateman, administratrix. «PCI 86:11»

Marr

[c1765? Chas Co: James Murphy married Elizabeth Semmes, dau of Francis Semmes; Francis mentioned a dau Elizabeth Murphey in his will, and James Murphy was a surety to the executor of Francis' estate [see below]; in 1795 and 1801 deeds [see below], James' wife was Elizabeth)]

Dau

[c1767? Chas Co: Mary Murphy born (see 1783 Shadrach Dent marriage bond below)]

Son

[c1770 Chas Co: James Murphy born (in 1787 white male 16&<21 on James Murphy Henry Co VA tax list entry; in 1792 James Murphy [Jr] first appeared on Franklin Co VA tax list)]

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[Jan 1771 Chas Co: letters testamentary on estate of Francis Semmes decd granted to Joseph Townslin [Townlin] executor, who gave £... bond with Joseph Semmes and James Murphy as his sureties «Prerog Ct of MD Testamentary Prcdgs ..:...»]

Son

[c1772? Chas Co: Francis Murphy born]

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21 Jul 1772 Chas Co: Mr Joseph Towson [Townlin] presented in court final balance on estate of Francis Semmes decd, amounting to £504.17.8; Joseph Simmes and James Murphy were listed as his sureties; balance was distributed according to his will to his legatees dau Ann, son Williamson, dau Eleanor, [dau] Elisabeth, and [dau] Joan, with the residue going to his children [unnamed] «Prerog Ct of MD Balance Bk 6:170»

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[1777 Chas Co: James Murphy not on county-wide militia list [published in Clements and Wright, "Maryland Militia in the Revolutionary War"]; possibly in Capt Benjamin Philpott's Company, probably based in William and Mary Upper Hundred (Hd) {bordered Newport W to west}, which was not included in 1777 list; officers for this company commissioned Mar 1776 «AofMd XI:187», and same officers appeared in 5 Jul 1777 list of 12th Battalion officers «Calendar of MD State Papers, Red Book Series, 1170 XVIII:88», suggesting company existed at time of militia list]

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Early 1778 William and Mary Upper Hd Chas Co: James Murphey on constable's list of free males over 18 «Chas Co Ct Proceedings Bk (ChCP) X No3:630-640»

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12 Feb 1778 Chas Co: James Murphey (signed with mark) took oath of fidelity to State of MD before magistrate George Dent {Geo3,Wm2,Thos1} «ChCP X3:641-651»

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25 Jul 1778 Chas Co: letters of administration on estate of Edward Caudle granted to Joseph Townslin "being a Creditor and relinquished to him also by the next of Kin"; posted bond of £100, with Francis Simms and James Murphey of Chas Co as his sureties «Chas Co Will Bk (ChW) AF7:198»

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1 Aug 1778 Chas Co: James Murphy of Chas Co sold to Joseph Thompson in consideration of three young negroes valued at £50 part of tract "Crain's Low Grounds" on the main run side of Zachiah Swamp containing 60A; same day in court James Murphey acknowledged deed, and Elizabeth Murphey wife of the said James relinquished her right of dower «Chas Co Deed Bk V3:283»

Movt

[1778: James Murphy probably moved from Chas Co to Henry Co VA]

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25 Dec 1778 Henry Co: David Chadwell of Henry Co and Elizabeth his wife sold to John Philpott of Pittsylvania Co for £1200 115A on north side of Irvin (Smith) River on the [?]side of [Buttram] Town Creek, up the said creek east crossing the mouth of Mill Creek; witnesses were William Coggin, James Godlard and James [X] Murfey «Henry Co Deed Bk (HyD) 1:190»

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30 Dec 1778 Henry Co: Peter Copland and Elizabeth his wife of Henry Co sold to James Murphey for £70 land [no acreage given] on branches of Daniels Creek joining Murphy's line; witness was Harreson Hobart «HyD 1:193»

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1779 Henry Co: James Murphey on tax list [was not on 1778 tax list]

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1780 Henry Co: James Murphey on tax list

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[1781 Henry Co: no known existing tax list]

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1782 Henry Co: James Murphy on tax list with 1 white male >21 and 1 slave

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1783 Henry Co: James Murphy on tax list in Salmon's Dist levy free (from tithe tax) with 1 slave <16, 3 horses and 11 cattle

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16 Nov 1783 Henry Co: Shadrick Dent obtained bond for marriage to Mary Murphy, dau of James Murphy, with James Murphy his bondsman

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1784 Henry Co: James Murphy on tax list in Salmon's Dist with 1 white male >21, no white males (16&)<21, 1 slave <16, 2 horses and 12 cattle

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1785 Henry Co: "Murphey James (levy free) and 1 Negro" on tax list in Salmon's Dist with 3 tithes, 1 negro <16, 1 horse, 13 cattle, and amt of tax £-.8.11/2

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[1786 Henry Co: have not copied James Murphy tax entry for this year]

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9 Apr 1787 Henry Co: James Murphy on list of voters for an election of delegates «publ in Lela C. Adams "Abstracts of Deed Books III & IV of Henry Co, Virginia"»

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17 Apr 1787 Henry Co: James Murphey on tax list in Waller's Dist with 1 white tithe >21, 1 white male 16&<21, 1 black >16, 1 black <16, 3 horses and 12 cattle

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1788 Henry Co: James Murphey on tax list with 1 white male >16, 1 black >16, and 3 horses

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1789 Henry Co: James Murphey on tax list with 2 white males >16, 1 black >16, and 3 horses [have not recorded James Murphy Henry Co tax entries aft 1789]

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20 Nov 1792 Henry Co: William Brethart and Elizabeth Brethart his wife of Henry Co sold to Zackariah Philpott of same for £150 1000A on Beaver Creek adjacent Ambrose Jones and Joseph Cooper; witnesses were Shadrick Dent, James Murphey, and Charles T. Philpott [no proving of this will was recorded] «HyD 5:44»

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8 Apr 1795 Henry Co: James Murphey Senr and Elizabeth Murphy his wife of Henry Co sold to Joseph Townlin of same for £20 104A at the head of Daniel Creek; no witnesses «HyD 5:156»

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22 Nov 1801 Henry Co: James Murphy Senr and Elizabeth Murphy his wife sold to James Murphy Jr all of Henry Co for £30 70A on branches of Donalds Creek adjacent James Murphy Senr; no witnesses; 30 Nov 1801 Henry Co: deed acknowledged in court «HyD 6:341»

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25 Jan 1802 Henry Co: James Murphy Senr of Henry Co sold to Francis Murphy of same for $500 the balance of a tract where he formerly lived, also another tract adjacent the same on both sides of Daniels Creek, it being 239A adjacent Peter Copland, James Donald, and Redd; no witnesses; deed acknowledged in court same day «HyD 6:349»

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