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Robert Sherley of Maryland and Westmoreland Co VA may have been a clerk to John Dodman, gent of Westmoreland

Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia

1647 Will of Richard Death of IOW weak and sick made my will, to the child my dau Eliz Dodman, wife of John Dodman now goeth with , one cow calf; if said child die then the calf to John Dodman, son of said John Dodman. I bequeath to the said John Dodman Jr and Richard Dodman, son of John Dodman Sr half of the estate of me the said Richard Death. To William Death my son citizen and merchant Taylor of London the other half of my estate. To Chris. Neale son of Daniel Neal of IOW one calf. John Dodman Sr exr. 3 Mar 1647. Teste Wm Westray.

A Jonathan Jedwen acts as witness to the sale of land in Westmoreland Co., VA. To wit:
"May 1656 (sic). Ger. Dodson attorney of Mr. Wm. Botham do authorize my lo: freinds Mr John Dodman or Mr. Wm Webb my attorneys to acknowledge the sale of land which I assigned over toRichard Heabeard with the pattent. Signed: Ger. (Gervess) Dodson; Witness: Jonathan Jedwen. Source: "Westmoreland Co., VA Records, 1658-1661," compiled by John Frederick Dorman. (Note: The date must be off as the Jadwins did not arrive in the Virginia colony until 1658. Records indicate this was one of a series of transaction that took place in 1658. In any case, this variant of the name should be pursued.) 

see Jedwyn surname

Westmoreland Co Va

1658 John Dodman, gent, to John Williams, all my right of this bill of sale. Wit: John Jenkins and Robert Sherley.

1659 I assign all my right of the within mentioned land unto Mr. John Dodman. Signed John Jenkins, wit David Collins, Robert Sherley

1660 Difference between John Dodman and Thomas Whetthall arbitration to Col. Gerrard Fowke and William Hardids, Edward Griffith to be umpire due 10,000 pounds tobacco. Wit: Robert Sherley. Richard Cording

1661 James Cudworth, gent, of Newport, Rhode Island, attorney of Mr. William Benton of Rhode Island, merchant, discharges Daniel Hutt of Westmoreland of all transactions. Wit: John Dodman, Robert Sherley, John Dodman Jr., Thomas Willmot.

Also see 1665 abstract for Charles Co Maryland


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