ROBERT & Isabella
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Robert Mann was born about 1645 possibly in Surry
County Va. His parents are unknown but may have been
Thomas Mann transported Sept 1628 into south
side of Warwick River (renamed James River)
. Much of the data comes from Elise Jourdan
and her wonderful research.
Robert married Isabel about 1675 probably in County
Surry, . Her maiden name is unknown. However
William Griffin, wrote a will recorded pg 26, Henrico
Ct, VA Wills Part 1: 1677-1698. "his eldest
son William Griffin was to go to Robert Man
until age 18....youngest daughter Elizabeth is to
go to Isabell Mann until age 18". It is
possible that William and Elizabeth were
Isabell's siblings. However there were two more
children of William Griffin noted in the will: Son Thomas
to go to John Greene until he was 18 years of age and Margaret
Griffin who received his bed and a pewter
dish. Robert Mann was executor of
William Griffin's will. His wife must have
If they started in Surry County they soon left for Robert
and Isabell Mann were part of the Varina parish
of Henrico County. He was listed as a
thithable in 1679.
Their children are listed below:
1. Robert Mann Jr.
2. Thomas Mann
3. Francis Mann
4. Mary Mann
5. Jane Mann
Robert Mann and Evan Baker, als Belonge
received a Patent of 89 acres dated April 16, 1683.
It was on south side of James River and north side of
Swift Creek.for transportation of two persons
(unnamed) from VA Patent Book 7, page 278.
A year later Eve Bellange "assigns his whole
interest" to Robert Mann, dated Aug. 1 1684. from
Henrico county Wills and Deeds 1677-1692, page 276,
abstracted by Benjamin B. Weisiger III.
On Aug. 2, 1686 119 acres on north side of Swift Creek,
was transferred from William Greenfield (how had
the Patent) to Thomas Totty and Robert Man.
the upper half to Totty so Robert Mann
recieved the lower half. Henrico County Court
records There is a drawing on
Documents Relating To Robert Mann, Sr. of Henrico Co.,
Virginia - on rootsweb that show the 119 acres
(being long and narrow running north to south) adjacent to
and on the western side of the first 89 acres. So he
would now own 148/9 acres.
The Henrico County Deeds 1677-1705 notes that on
page 291 Robert Mann sold to George Hunt
50 acres which were "part of" land he had purchased of James
Franklin. The land was on the north side
of Swift Creek which is south of Richmond, into
current Chesterfield County. Best of all
Izabella, wife of Robert Mann, relinquished
her dower right. Recorded July 31, 1702.
Robert Mann sr. died summer of 1713. His
will is in Henrico Co Wills and Admins (1662-1800),
page 220. The will was written on April 20
1712 and recorded July 6, 1713. He names his wife
Isabell. She was to have the plantation she
lives on down to Hounds Ditch for life, then it was go to
Robert Mann Jr. received the land he lives on and 12 p. The other children each received 12p each. Isabell the remainder. Witnesses were William Dobson, Henry Vaden, Thomas Bott
We do not know when Isabell died.
If you know the answer please CONTACT US.
1. Where and when were Robert and Isabel born?
2. Confirm Isabella's father was William Griffin?
3. need dates & details on children.
4. What was Hounds Ditch? title of the
5. When did Isabella die?
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Date created: 8/31/1999
Date edited 7/14/2017