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From: "Sara Patton" <>
Subject: [WVHAMPSH-L] South Branch Manor Rent Rolls
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2000 10:28:43 -0500

It should be noted that the South Branch Manor was one of several tracts of
land in the greater South Branch Valley of the Potomac belonging to Lord
Fairfax as part of his Northern Neck proprietary. It was located along the
South Branch between the southern tip of the Trough (just north of
Moorefield) to the Petersburg area. No one, to my knowledge, has ever found
or reconstructed a map of the lots within the South Branch Manor.

The earliest list of names associated with the South Branch Manor (ca late
1740s-1750s) appears in an excellent article by Charles Morrison entitled
"Early Fairfax Land Grants and Leases Along the South Branch of the
Potomac," in WV History, V37 (Oct 1976), pp. 1-22 . Morrison indicates that
he found some of these early rental roles in the Library of the WVA Dept of
Archives and History WV in Charleston.

"Lots along the South Fork were numbered sequentially from (1) at the
Fairfax line to (20) at the South Branch Manor Line....Lots along the
Wappacomo [portion of the South Branch of the Potomac from Moorefield to its
mouth at the Potomac] were numbered sequentially from (1) at The Trough to
(64) at the mouth of the South Branch. (6) at the mouth of Buffalo Run,
(18) at Romney, (28) at Hanging Rock (Wappacomo)." There are other names
in the article for land owners on other tracts on the South Fork and on the
Wappacomo north of the Trough but I have only included those on the South
Branch Manor tract.

Morrison states that the rental lists for the South Branch Manor are not
complete and are undated (though internal evidence shows at least some to be
prior to 1763.) Some of the names are of those associated with the lessee,
perhaps as witness or bondsman.

Arranged Numerically and Alphabetically by Sara Stevens Patton

The following data was taken from "Early Fairfax Land Grants and Leases
Along the South Branch of the Potomac" by Charles Morrison published in West
Virginia History Vol. 37: 1-22 (Oct 1976) which is listed alphabetically.
By rearranging this data by numerical lot numbers or grouped by creek, it is
possible to discern geographical proximity and sometimes the actual location
of a given farmstead or "plantation."

Often times, it is the names of such neighbors that appear as witnesses on
wills, estate appraisers, neighbors on land deeds, or bondsmen on other
documents. Family researchers may also notice how often the maiden name of
a wife appears as a neighboring name to the husband's family.

It appears that the South Branch Manor lot numbers began at the south end of
the Trough going south to Moorefield (#20) and SW to Petersburg (#60s) and
west to the Manor Line.

Lot # Name of Renter Acreage & Approximate Location (South
end of the Trough Beginning of South Branch Manor Lots)

1 John Renick 215 acres
2 Abraham Hite 668 acres (also 71 acres no location given)
3 Christian Snider 190 acres
3 John Snivey/Sively 77 acres
5 Harry Glebe 210 acres
7 Daniel McNeal 320 acres
8 Mathew Gilmore 155 acres, etc.
9 James Christian 52 acres
9 John McNeal 437 acres
13 Christopher Cocke/Cox 133 acres
Joseph Inskip 133 acre, etc.
14E George Reed/Reid 135 acres, etc.
15 E John Lawrence 124 acres
15E Patrick Linch/Lynch 166 acres
17 Hampton Manor 96 acres
(Noah Hampton?)
17 John Renick 122 acres (also on Lot 1)
19 Jonathon Heath 105 acres
20 Charley Lynch "Mill Track" W. side of mouth of So Fork in Moorefield
- Linches Mill 280 acres
21 Henry Maun 78 acres
21 E Samuel Beall 212 acres
22 Charles Loyns/Lynch 81 acres
-- Conrad Lynch 62 acres Site of Moorefield
23 Charles Lynch 116 acres
24 Stephen Heart/Heard 50 acres
24 Simon Hornback 137 acres
25 James Cunningham 150 acres
25 Samuel Hornback 150 acres at Golfcourse ?
26 Henry March/Marsh 103 acres, etc.
27 John Bishop 83 acres
27 E Richard Cartright 86 acres
28 Moses Hutton 580 acres, etc.
29 David Castleman 119 acres
31W Michael Alt 24 acres (also has 78 acres on 73W)
33 E[dward] Williams 235 acres
33 Isaac Hornback 235 acres
35 Ratliff or Westfall 95 acres
36 E Luke Collins 322 acres (corner to 36 E)
37W Wm Ashby 45 acres
40 Michael Sea 276 acres
42 Wm Cunningham 242 acres (also has lot 57 W)
43 Robt Cunningham 338 acres
43 John Pancake 52 acres, etc. (north of Baker Rock)
44W John Kimble 100 acres, etc.
45 John Briggs 55 acres
46 Anthony Baker 45 acres (near Durgontown-Baker Rock)
46 John Miller 45 acres
48 John Harness 271 acres
49 E Jacob Harness 249 acres
49 E Alexander Liggett 175 acres, etc.
50 Matthias Hite 8 acres, etc.
52 Jacob Hinkle 130 acres
52W Henry Landers 130 acres
55 Andrew Byrn 76 acres
55 Christopher Huffman 168 acres
55 Seighman Hour 59 acres
57W Wm Cunningham 68 acres
58 Adam Hyder 104 acres
59 Anthony Badgely 20 acres
59 Lewis Bush 77 acres
60E Rudolph Hyer/Hire 165 acres (Near school)
61 Randolph Shobe Ft. George (NE side of Petersburg near mouth of Mill
61E Leonard Hyer/Hire 223 acres Ft. George on or adjaent lot (NE
side of Petersburg near mouth of Mill Creek)
63 Jacob Shobe 169 acres
63W Michael Hornback 16 acres
64 Martin Power {s) 130 acres
65 Christopher Hermantrout/ 266 acres
66 Martin Shobe 300 acres
66 Henry Steel 105 acres
67 Jacob Stooky 120 acres
70 W John Cochran 55 acres
71 John Robinson 139 acres
73W Michael Alt 78 acres See also Lot 31W
76 Benjamin Bean 114 acres
77W James Cooberly/ 129 acres
82 McKenny Robinson 55 acres
84 Valentine Power 41 acres

- George Burn)Byrne 193 acres Along Mill Creek
- Michael Hahn 60 acres Mill Creek
- Benjamin Jones 311 acres Mill Creek
- Edward McGuire 1045 acres Mill Creek
- Daniel Richardson 465 acres Mill Creek at Manor Line
- John & Henry Wilson 258 acres Mill Creek
- Leonard Harness 202 acres, etc Looney's Creek
- Abraham Kuykendall 120 acres Looney's Creek
- James Scott 400 acres Looney's Creek
- Joseph Watson 322 acres, etc. Adjoining his own land on Luney's
- Job Welton 172 acres Looney's Creek
- John Welton 244 acres Looney's Creek
- Jacob Westfall 140 acres Looney's Creek
- John Westfall 42 acres Looney's Crekk
- George Whitman 90 acres, etc. Claylick Run, draft of Looney's
- David Welton 373 acres Flats

Other names without lot numbers or Creeks
Maunis Alker 405 acres
James Anderson
Thomas Arby 1500 acres along Mudlick Run
Henry Batten 100 acres
Wm Bonner
Richard Byrn 100 acres
Michael Carr 89 acres
Samuel Cartwright 137 acres E (27E?)
Peter Casey 620 acres
Robert Clark 16 acres
James & Jonathon
Cockburn/Coburn 133 acres [Near mouth of Mill Creek at
Petersburg according to George Washington diaries-ssp]
John Collins 119 acres
John Conrad
Friend Cox 195 acres
Christian Dasher/Tosher 200 acres, etc.
Samuel Delay
John & James Delm/Delham 31 acres
Samuel Dew 182
Robert Ferguson 100
Adam Fisher [Neighbors of Harness, See]
John Fisher
John Foxcroft 352 acres, etc.
John Francis 181 acres
Christian Funk 42 acres
John Wm. Geinitz 51 acres
Eve Glaze 133 acres
Henry Hamilton 106 acres
Noah Hampton
Conrad Harness
George Harness 160 acres
Isaac Harness
Michael Harness 249 acres
William Haton 63 acres
Jacob Helmick 100 acres
John Hogban 60 acres
Daniel Hole 88 acres
Anthony Hornback 81 acres
Daniel Hornback 152 acres
Joel Hornback
John Howard
John Inskip 89 acres
James Keith 110 acres
Henry Kerr 215 acres
Humphrey Keys 170 acres
Peter Kuykendall
Henry Lancisco/Lanciscus
William Lane 209 acres
Thomas Larry 89 acres
John Legate/Liggett 181 acres
Enock Leonard 150 acres
Job Little 60 acres
Jacob Long 158 acres
Nehemiah Martin 150 acres
Philip Mason 82 acres
Nicolas Mass 32 acres
Robert Maxwell 18 acres
Jacob May 175 acres
John McCulloch
Elizabeth McCullough
Thomas McGuire 463 acres
Daniel McLaughlin 100 acres
Philip Moore 138 acres
G.[George] Murray
William Naylor
William Norman 119 acres
John or Joseph O'Bannon
Adam O'Bryan 85 acres
Robert Owen 110 acres
Andrew Pancake 285 acres
Robert Parker 232 acres
Baulden Parsons 161 acres
James Parsons 145 acres
Thomas Parsons 22 acres
Peter Peters 214 acres
Martin Peterson
Thomas Price
Henry Pringle
Samuel Pringle
Peter Rambo 182 acres
Benjamin Ratliff 131 acres
John Reagar
John Reed 100 acres
Solomon Reed 396 acres
Peter Reid
George Renick 367 acres, etc.
William Renick 108 acres
Daniel Richards 140 acres (Also at Mill Creek)
Benjamin Robinson 49 acres
John Ross 100 acres
Philip Ross 150 acres
John Royce 228 acres
William Ruby 90 acres
Benjamin Scott 35 acres
David Scott
John Scott 350 acres
Frederick See
George See
Felix Seymour 450 acres
James Seymour
Abram Shobe
Rudolph Shobe 186 acres
Lawwrence Shock/Schrick 46 acres
Herman Shook
Charles Smith 155 acres
E[dward] Smith
William Smith 400 acres
John Spohr/Spohre 215 acres
Philip Swank 78 acres
James Tarpley 20 acres
Tapley Taylor 349 acres
Michael Thorn 405 acres
Peter Thorn
Robert Travis 55 acres
Andrew Trumbo 232 acres
Garratt VanMeter 298 acres
Isaac & Joseph VanMeter 129 acres
Jacob Van Meter 235 acres, etc. Adjoining his own land on
Spoor'/Spohr's Run
John VanMeter
Joseph VanMeter 288 acres
Andrew Waggener 100 acres
John Walker
Cornelius Ward 20 ½ acres
Henry Welton
Jonathon Welton
Mary Welton
Solomon Welton 412 acres
William Welton
Abel Westfall
Thomas Wheeler 106 acres
John Williams 270 acres, etc.
Mary Williams
Richard Williams 232 acres
William H. Wilson
Andrew Wodrow 100 acres
John Wood 9 acres
Thomas Wood 312 acres
George Yokum
John Yokum 119 acres
Mathias Yocum
Ebenezer Zane Near Old Fields
Elizabeth Zane
William Zane

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