Chain of Ownership and Division
Giles Fitzhugh inherited this parcel following the death of his father, Henry Fitzhugh (Colonel), in 1783. In 1796, he and his brother Battaile Fitzhugh sold/exchanged their Ravensworth lands with Battaile receiving this parcel and giving Giles part of Parcel 1.1.1.
It is Lot 7 of seven lots created by deed A2:186 in the division of parcel 1.1 (Ravensworth North) among Battaile, Giles and three more brothers The exchange included Battaile selling 141 acres (Parcel 126.96.36.199) to Nicholas Fitzhugh, who merged it with Parcel 1.1.6.
Unlike his brothers who settled on and worked their Ravensworth tracts, Battaile quickly sold the residual land in this parcel (1332 acres) and Parcel 1.1.1 in 1797 to doctors Henry Rose and Augustine Smith. They became the second Ravensworth owners outside the Fitzhugh family, after Colonel William Payne.
Division of Parcel 1.1.7
Parcel 188.8.131.52 was merged by Nicholas Fitzhugh with Parcel 1.1.6.
Seeking to turn a quick profit, Rose and Smith sold all but 100 acres of their land within the next year:
- Parcel 184.108.40.206, 202 acres, sold to Joseph Smith in November 1797.
- Parcel 220.127.116.11, 1000 acres, sold to Richard Ratcliffe in October 1798.
- Parcel 18.104.22.168, 100 acres, unsold residual, which they jointly retained.
Parcel 1.1.7 Chain of Ownership Documents
|A2:186||7/11/1797||Court||Nicholas, Richard, Mordecai, Battaile & Giles Fitzhugh||1.1.1 1.1.7||Survey (1792) and plat for divison of parcel 1.1 into seven parcels bequeathed to these five youngest sons of Henry Fitzhugh (Colonel) (died 1783)|
|Z1:365||12/25/1796||Giles Fitzhugh||Battaile Fitzhugh||1.1.7||Sale 1473.5 acres|
|Z1:47||9/1/1797||Battaile Fitzhugh||Augustine Smith, Henry Rose||1.1.7||Sell 1332 acres for 5 shillings (token payment, separate financing arranged)|
|B2:201||11/9/1797||Augustine & Sussana Smith, Henry & Anne Rose||Joseph Smith||22.214.171.124||Sell 202 acres; notes Walter Johnson's existing lease for a period of three lives|
|A2:370||10/15/1798||Augustine & Sussana Smith, Henry & Anne Rose||Richard Ratcliffe||126.96.36.199||Sell 1000 acres for 850 pounds; cites existing leases to Drakeford Gray and Benjamin Dicken|