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Person Page 771

John Grayson1,2,3

born 1672, died 31 March 1736

Family: Susannah White (born about 1685)

Facts and Notes

  • Possessions: Between 009 and 10 December 1729; St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USAB; Deed of Lease. On 9 Dec 1729, John Grayson of St. George Parish, leased a 200 acre tract of land in the said parish to Ambrose Grayson of same place for 5 shillings. The tract was part of the lands purchased by John Grayson from William Smith of Gloster County. The deed was witnessed by Francis Turuley, Henry Rogers, and James Roy; it was proved & admitted to record on 3 Mar 1729/30.

    Deed of Release. John Grayson sold the aforementioned 200 acres of land to Ambrose on 10 December 1729 for £50. The deed was witnessed by Francis Turuley, Henry Rogers, and James Roy; it was proved on 3 Mar 1729/30 by John Grayson & Zachary Lewis (Susanna Grayson's attorney), who acknowledged Susanna Grayson's right of dower of the land unto the said Ambrose Grayson, at whose motion the same was admitted to record.4
  • Birth: 1672; EnglandB2
  • Residence: 1700; Christ Church Parish, Lancaster County, Virginia, USAB5
  • Marriage: About 1703; Susannah White; Virginia, USAB2,6
  • Arrival: Between 1716 and 1721; St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USAB5
  • Possessions: 3 March 1729/30; St. George Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USAB; John Grayson of St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co., to Ambrose Grayson of same par. and county. 50 ster., 200 a.-part of Deeds formerly purchased by Jno. Grayson of Wm. Smith of Gloucester, in St. Geo. Par., Spts. Co. March 3, 1729-30. Susannah, wife of Jno. Gra3
  • Death: 31 March 1736; Spotsylvania County, Virginia, USAB7


  1. [S494] Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection - Individual Records, Birth year: 1704; Birth city: Lancaster; Birth state: VA, Record for Ambrose Grayson
  2. [S425] Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Source number: 6778.017; Source type: Family group sheet, FGSE, listed as parents; Number of Pages: 1, Record for John Grayson
  3. [S685], Virginia, Land, Marriage, and Probate Records, 1639-1850, Record for John Grayson
  4. [S596] Brewer, Mary Marshall, Spotsylvania County, Virginia, Deed Books (1722-1734), pg. 84-85
  5. [S595] James D. Evans, Haverford, PA, Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol II (Gildart-Pettus), Grayson Family Addenda, pg. 97
  6. [S710] FamilySearch, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, "International Genealogical Index (IGI)," database, Familysearch; entry for Susannah White;; accessed 7 June 2016
  7. [S552], Message Boards, WikiTree person sheet for John B. Grayson; accessed 2 April 2016