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Arthur Slayden, son of John Slayden (Sladding)

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Arthur1 SLADDEN was born 28 March 1704 in Slayden's Mill, St Paul's Parish, New Kent, Virginia. He was the son of John SLADDEN. Arthur died 24 May 1787 in Lickinghole TWP, St James Parish, Goochland, Virginia. He married Rachel MURFIELD 27 October 1727 in Ashland TWP, St Paul's Parish, Hanover, Virginia. She was born 12 November 1710 in St Paul's Parish, New Kent, Virginia, the daughter of Daniel MURFIELD and Rachel COCKER. Rachel died 5 June 1788 in Lickinghole TWP, St James Parish, Goochland, Virginia.
ISSUE:
1. m i. William SLAYDEN, born 7 February 1729 in St Peter Parish, New Kent, Virginia, died in infancy 25 September 1730 in St Peter Parish, New Kent, Virginia.
+ 2. m ii. John SLAYDEN, born 22 February 1730, died 1 October 1817.
+ 3. m iii. Daniel SLAYDEN, born 5 May 1731, died 14 February 1806.
+ 4. m iv. Arthur SLAYDEN, born 8 August 1732, died 8 March 1803.
+ 5. m v. William SLAYDEN, born 27 April 1734, died 7 May 1813.
+ 6. f vi. Sarah SLAYDEN, born 26 December 1736, died 13 October 1811.
7. f vii. Martha SLAYDEN, born 8 November 1738 in St Peter Parish, New Kent, Virginia, christened 17 December 1738 in St Peter Parish, New Kent, Virginia. She married Charles DAVIS 17 January 1756 in Lickinghole TWP, St James Parish, Goochland, Virginia.
8. m viii. Benjamin SLAYDEN, born 11 March 1740 in St Peter Parish, New Kent, Virginia, died 14 May 1773 in Rowan, North Carolina.

Notes for Benjamin:

Benjamin Slayden son of Arthur Slayden and Rachel Murfield was born 11th of March 1740 of Saint PeterÂ’s Parish, New Kent County, Virginia. He may have married but no marriage record has been seen by this author. It is doubtful he married though as no grandchildren listed for his heir in his fatherÂ’s will. Benjamin died 14th of May 1773 in Rowan County, North Carolina.


On Tuesday, 19th of June 1753, Louisa County Deed Book A (1742-1754), pages 514-515, "Aurther Slaydon of the County of Goochland and Parish of Saint James Northam, Planter, of the one part, and Joseph Shelton, John Holt, David Shelton, William Shelton, Joseph Holt, Elisha White, and William White of Louisa County, and Tucker Woodson, Walter Leak, Charles Rice, Charles Christian, John Slaydon, Daniel Slaydon, Aurther Slaydon, William Slaydon, Sarah Slaydon, Martha Slaydon, Benjamin Slaydon, and Joseph Slaydon of Goochland County of the other part. Witnesseth that said Aurther Slaydon for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money to him in hand well and truely paid by the said Joseph Shelton and John Holt...Aurther Slaydon hath sold...one certain tract or parcel of land containing one acre of land lying and being in the County of Louisa and Fredericksville Parish, beginning at a corner of a gum tree, running thence South 22 degrees, West 16 poles to a corner white oak, thence South 63 degrees, East 10 poles to a corner pine, thence North 22 degrees, East 18 poles, thence North 63 degrees, West 10 poles to the beginning...that Joseph Shelton and John Holt and their heirs shall peaceable and quietly enjoy and make use of the spring adjacent to the said land and road commonly called the Three Chopt Road on Aurther Slaydon's land...
John Hawkins Arthur Slaydon Seal
Thomas Tucker
William Rutherford
William N McCormack Sr
Memorandum that on the day and year within mentioned quiet and peaceable profession and seizen, now had taken by the within named Arthur Slaydon of this land and premises within mentioned and by him delivered over unto the within named Joseph Shelton, John Holt, David Shelton, William Shelton, Joseph Holt, Elisha White, William White, Tucker Woodson, Walter Leak, Charles Rice, Charles Christian, John Slaydon, Daniel Slaydon, Aurther Slaydon, William Slaydon, Sarah Slaydon, Martha Slaydon, Benjamin Slaydon, and Joseph Slaydon, according to the true intent and meaning of the within indenture.
In presence of
Thomas Tucker Arthur Slaydon Seal
William Rutherford
John Hawkins
William McCormick
Witness this Tuesday, 19th of June 1753 of the above said Joseph Shelton and John Holt and five shillings current money being the consideration within mentioned, paid me.
John Hawkins Arther Slaydon Seal
Thomas Tucker
William McCormack
William Rutherford
At a court held for Louisa County on Tuesday, the 26th day of June 1753, this indenture was this day in open court proved by the oaths of John Hawkins, William Rutherford, and William McCormack and by the court admitted to record and is recorded.
Teste--James Littlepage Clk Cur


On Monday, 2nd of September 1765, Charlotte County Court Order Book 1 (1765-1767), page 71, “On the motion of Benjamin Sladon a license is granted him to keep an ordinary in this county at his dwelling house, he giving bond, whereupon he together with John McNeese, John Farmer, and John Holt, his securities entered into and acknowledge their bond for this purpose.”


On 14th of May 1767, Halifax County Deed Book 6 (1759-1767), pages 372-374, “William Payne, Planter, of Halifax County on the one part, Benjamin Slayden, Merchant, of the same. Witnesseth that William Payne for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds current money of Virginia to him paid in hand by said Benjamin Slayden...William Payne, doth hereby grant...unto said Benjamin Slayden one certain tract or parcel of land in Halifax County, beginning at a pine in Byrd’s line, thence South 95 degrees, West 50 chains to a post oak, thence South 87½ degrees, East 128 chains to a pine, thence North 15 degrees, West 25 chains to a pine, thence a straight line back to the beginning...
William (W) Payne LS
Memorandum that on the date within mentioned, full, peaceable, and quiet profession and seizen of the land and premises within mentioned was made, done and delivered by the within named William Payne unto the within named Benjamin Slayden to hold to him and his heirs and assigned according to the law as a true intent and meaning of the within written indenture.
William (W) Payne
At a courtheld for Halifax County 21st day of May 1767, this indenture with the endorsement hereto were proved by the subscribed William Payne and ordered to be recorded: and Sarah, wife of William Payne, being prively examined also acknowledged the said indenture.
Teste--Robert Munford, Clk



On 15th of May 1767, Halifax County Deed Book 7 (1759-1767), page 361, “This indenture between Joseph Terry, planter of Halifax County of the one part and Richard Carter, gunsmith of Halifax County of the other part. Witnesseth that said Terry for and in consideration of fifty pounds current money of Virginia...doth grant unto said Carter a certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation of four hundred acres beginning at Veditoe’s corner...to Russell’s line...back to the beginning...
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in presence of
William Payne Joseph Terry Seal
Benjamin Slayden
Joseph Collins
Moses Hendrick
At a courtheld for Halifax County on the 21st of May 1767, this indenture was proved by the subscribing witnesses that the within mentioned deed was an act and deed of said Joseph Terry and ordered to be recorded; and Judith, wife of Joseph Terry, being prively examined also acknowledged the said indenture.
Teste-Robert Munford, Clk

On Thursday, 21st of May 1767, Halifax County Court Order Book 5 (1764-1767), page 429, “A deed with the endorsements thereon from William Payne and Sarah, his wife, to Benjamin Slaydon here acknowledge both the said William and Sarah to be their respective acts and deed (Previous thereto the said Sarah was privately examined as the law directs, relinquished her Right of Dower in and of the land and principles conveyed by the said deed, which is ordered to be recorded.”


On 26th of March 1768, Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 1 (1767-1791), page 37,
Neill Buchanan Sr Plaintiff, against
Benjamin Slayden Defendant
“This day came the plaintiff by his attorney and thereupon came also a jury to witness--Thomas Hutchings, Ezra Justice, Thomas Hargel, John Bowman, Tully Choice, Simon Justice, George Peak, James Waldrope, Elisha Estes, Daniel McKenzie, Edward Wade, and Thomas Justice, who being tried and sworn will and help to inquire of damages--in this cause on their oaths do say that the plaintiff have sustained damages by reason of breach of the defendants promise and assumption in the declared alledged besides their costs, to eight pounds, fourteen shillings, and four pence: Therefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the said defendant their damages by the jurors in form aforesaid assessed together with their costs by them in this behalf expended, and the said defendant in mercy.”


On 28th of May 1768, Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 1 (1767-1791), page 48,
John Rice, Plaintiff against
Benjamin Slayden Defendant
“The Sheriff having returned the said defendant no inhabitant of this county this suit abates.”


On Thursday, 16th of August 1769, Halifax County Court Order Book 6 (1767-1770), page 428, “A deed with several indorsements thereon from Benjamin Slayden to John Payne were proved by the oaths of three of the subscribing witnesses to be the several acts and deeds of the said Benajmin and ordered to be recorded.”


On 17th of August 1769, Halifax County Deed Book 7 (1767-1770), page 413, Benjamin Sladyen of Rowan County, North Carolina, of the one part and John Payne of Halifax County, Virginia of the other part. Witnesseth that said Benjamin Sladyen for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds current money of Virginia to him paid in hand by John Payne...Benjamin Sladyen doth hereby grant...unto John Payne a tract or parcel of land in Halifax County on the branches of the Dan River and containing by estimation one hundred acres of land. Beginning at a pine in Bryd’s line, thence South 35 degrees, West 50 chains to a white oak, thence South 87½ degrees, East 128 chains to a pine, thence North 15 degrees, West 25 chains to a pine, thence a straight line back to the beginning...
In presence of
William (W) Payne Jr Benjamin Sladyen LS
Poyndexter Payne
William Payne Sr
Memorandum that full and peaceable profession of seizen of the within land and premises was made done and delivered by Benjamin Slayden to the named John Payne, according to the true intent and meaning of the within written deed the 17th day of March 1769.
In presence of
William Payne Sr Benjamin Sladyen
Poyndexter Payne
William (W) Payne Jr
At a courtheld for Halifax County the 17th day of August 1769, this indenture with the memorandum hereon endorsed were proved by the oaths of three witnesses hereto and ordered to be recorded.”


On Wednesday, 14th of November 1770, Rowan County, North Carolina Court Minutes Book 3 (1768-1772), page 227, “Ordered upon motion of this court that Benajmin Slayden have license to keep publick house as his own dwelling house in the county aforesaid security William Temple Cole.”


On Friday, the 20th of September 1771, Halifax County Court Order Book 7 (1770-1772), page 260-261,
Benjamin Slayden, Plaintiff against
Thomas Hendrick, Defendant
“Sheriff having returned, the said defendant duly summonds. This day came the plaintiff by Paul Carrington their attorney and the said defendant not appearing (although solemonly called) the plaintiffs produced the said defendants bill obligatory for ten pounds and four shillings; therefore it is considered by the court that the palintiff recover against the said defendant his debt aforesaid together with his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended; but this judgement (except the costs) is to be discharged by the payment of two pounds and two shillings with legal interest thereon from the twenty-fourth day of December in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight which until the same shall be paid.”


On 20th of September 1771, Halifax County Court Order Book 7 (1770-1772), page 261,
John Fisher and Company of Benjamin Slayden, Plaintiff against
William Sea, Defendant
“The Sheriff having returned, the said defendant duly summond. This day came the plaintiff by Paul Carrington, their attorney, and the said defendant not appearing (although solemonly called) the petitioners produced by the said defendants bill obligatory for two pounds and ten shillings; therefore it is considered by the court that the petitioners recover against the said defendant their debt aforesaid; together with their costs by them about their suit in this behalf expended. But this judgement (Except as to the costs) is to be discharged by the payment of one pound and five shillings with legal interest thereon from the third day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight until the same shall be paid.”


On 28th of August 1772, Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 2 (1772-1775), page 53,
John Fisher under Benjamin Slayden, Plaintiff against
Robert Terry, Defendant
“The Sheriff having returned and the said defendant duly summond and he not appearing (although solemonly called) the plaintiff by his attorney produced the said defendant’s bill penalty for three pounds, seventeen shillings, and six pence; judgement is therefore granted the plaintiff against the said defendant for the same costs. But his judgement (Except as to the costs) is to be discharged by the payment of one pound, eighteen shillings, and nine pence, with legal interest thereon at the rule of five per annum from twenty-second of August in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight until the same shall be paid.”


On 25th of June 1773, Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 2 (1772-1775), page 209,
John Fisher of Benjamin Slayden, Plaintiff against
Henry Terry, Defendant
“The defendant being summond and not appearing (although solemonly called) the plaintiff by his attorney produced the said defendant’s bill penalty for four pounds; judgement is therefore granted him against the said defendant for the same with costs. But this judgement (Except as to the costs) is to be discharged by the payment of two pounds, seven shillings, with legal interest thereon at the rate of five per centum per annum from the eighteenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight until the same shall be paid.”


On 25th of June 1773, Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 2 (1772-1775), page 213,
John Fisher of Benjamin Slayden, Plaintiff against
William Walters, Defendant
“The plaintiff recover from the defendant thirteen pounds, four shillings, and shall be paid with legal interest from the date of the third of September of the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight until the same shall be paid.”


On 22nd of July 1773, Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 2 (1772-1775), page 226,
John Fisher of Benajmin Slayden, Plaintiff against
Zachariah Waller, Defendant
“The defendant being summond and not appearing (although solemonly called) the plaintiff by his attorney produced the said defendants note of hand for one pound, three shillings, and two pence. Judgement is therefore granted him against the said defendant for the same with court costs.”


On 24th of September 1773, Pittsylvania County Court Order Book 2 (1772-1775), page 256,
John Fisher of Benjamin Slayden, Plaintiff against
Thomas Weir, Defendant
“Judgement by default against the said defendant and John Wilson, Gent the security for his appearance for the sum of six pounds, four shillings, and four pence and court costs and the defendant in mercy; but this judgement (Except to the court costs) is to be discharged by the payment of three pounds, two shillings, and two pence with legal interest thereon at the rate of five per centum per annum from the tenth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-eight until paid.”


+ 9. m ix. Joseph SLAYDEN, born 17 May 1741, died 12 April 1819.



Notes for Arthur:
Arthur Sladden or Slayden, a Virginia planter, was born on 28th of March 1704, Saint Paul's Parish, New Kent County, Virginia and son of John Sladden or Sladding. Arthur Sladden married Rachel Murfield the 27th of October 1727 Saint PaulÂ’s Parish, Hanover County, Virginia. Arthur and Rachel Sladden are recorded as parents in The Register of Saint Peter's Parish (1680-1790), New Kent County, Virginia. In the original copy of the register, Volume i, page 96, "William, son of Arther Rachel Sladyen dyed 7ber 25th 1730". In the same register, page 136, "John, son of Arther Rachel Sladyen born Feb 22nd 1730 and Bapt Mch 21 1731". In the original copy of the register, Volume ii, page 9, "William, son of Arthur Rachel Sladyen Day of Birth April 27 1734 and Baptism May 25 1734". Volume ii, page 19, "Sarah, daughter of Arthur Rachel Sladyen Day of Birth Decemr 26 1735, Baptism Febry 6 1736". Volume ii, page 31, "Martha, daughter of Arthur Rachel Sladyen Day of Birth Novr 8 1738, Baptism Decr 17 1738".

John, Daniel, Arthur, William, Sarah, Martha, and Joseph are recorded in their father's (Arthur Slayden) will, Deed Book 14, page 436, Goochland County, Virginia; written the 27th of October 1782, recorded the 18th of June 1787, and proved the 16th of July 1787. Benjamin is not recorded due to dying prior to his father, Arthur. But Benjamin is mentioned in family records as well as in Louisa County Deed Book A (1742-1754), page 514-515, with the rest of Arthur Slayden's children in order of birth.


Arthur Sladden migrates from New Kent County to Goochland County near the borders of Louisa and Hanover Counties along Lickinghole Creek.


On 14th of September 1741, Goochland County Deed Book 3 (1737-1742), page 466, "This indenture made the fourteenth day of September one thousand seven hundred and forty-one between George Hilton of Goochland County of the one part, and Arthur Sladden of New Kent County the other part, Witnesseth that the said George Hilton for and in consideration of the sum of thirty pounds current money of Virginia to him in hand paid by the said Sladyen before the ensealing and delivery of these present, the receipt, whereof the said Hilton doth hereby acknowledge hath grant, bargain, and sold; aligned, issues, and confirmed unto the said Arthur Sladyen, his heirs and assigned forever a certain tract or parcell of land containing by estimation two hundred and thirty-two acres of land lying and being in the county aforesaid and being part of a patent for three hundred and thirty-two acres granted to said Hilton in the year of one thousand seven hundred and thirty-four and bounded as followeth, viz: Beginning at the dividing Branches of Lickinghole Creek between Thomas Biby and said Hilton upon Christian's line running to a corner pine and spanish oak, along to Christian's line North 20 degrees, East 120 poles to a corner pine, thence East 17 degrees, North 50 poles, North --degrees, West 195 poles crossing the Branches of Wild Boar to the branches of said creek along William Mill's line, at the head of the meander of Lickinghole Creek, thence on his line, South 56 degrees, West --4 poles to pointers on Coleman's line thereto along to the dividing corner of Thomas Biby and Hilton back relinquished unto the said Arthur Sladden and his heirs to all right and title of dower...
Signed, Sealed, Delivered in presence of
William Bayley George Hilton Seal
George Brock Esther Hilton Seal
Nicholas (O) Owen
Received on this day of the date of the within written indenture of the within named Arthur Sladyon the sum of thirty pounds current money it being satisfaction within mentioned deed, I say received by me.
George Hilton
Esther Hilton
At a court held for Goochland County September 15, 1741. George Hilton acknowledged this deed with the receipt endorsed to be his act and deeds which were ordered to be recorded."
Teste--Henry Wood Cl Cur


On Tuesday, 15th of September 1741, Goochland County Court Order Book 5 (1741-1744), page 1, "George Hilton acknowledges a deed and receipt endorsed from himself to Arthur Slaydon to be his acts and deed which are ordered to be recorded".


On Tuesday, 21st of January 1745, Goochland County Court Order Book 6 (1744-1749), page 141, "Punch, a negro boy belonging to Arthur Slaton is judged to be eleven years old".


Goochland County Tithe Lists, Volume i (1735-1747), Volume ii (1748-1749):

June 1746, Volume i Arthur Sladyen of Saint James Northam Parish with one white male tithe sixteen and upward.
June 1748, Volume ii Arthur Slayton, John Slayton, and Daniel Slayton of Saint James Northam Parish with total of three white male tithes sixteen and upward, recorded by John Payne.


On 24th of April 1752, Louisa County Deed Book A (1742-1754), page 460, "John Mackquarry of Louisa County, Fredericksville Parish of the one part, and Arthur Slaydon of Goochland County, Saint James Northam Parish of the other part, Witnesseth that the said John Mackquarry for and in consideration thereunto moving but more especially for the valuable consideration of forty pounds current money to him in hand paid by the said Arthur Slaydon, the receipt, he doth hereby acknowledge and himself therewith fully satisfied, content and paid, doth fully and absolutely aquit executor and discharge thereto paid Arthur Slaydon by these present...doth bargain, sold and confirm unto paid Arthur Slaydon to him and his heirs for one tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Louisa on the branches of Owen's Creek containing three hundred and thirty-nine acres of land more or less...beginning at Robert DePriest's corner, along the line of Three Chopt Road, thence to Col Symes line and to his corner hickory in Robert DePriest's line, thence on the same line to the first station...
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in presence of
Jacob Oglesby John McQuarry Seal
Nicholas Loyd Elizabeth McQuarry Seal
Thomas Bibo
At a court held for Louisa County on Tuesday the 28th day of April 1752, this indenture before this day in open court acknowledged and by the court admitted to record and is recorded."
Teste--Jas Littlepage Cl Cur


On 25th of April 1752, Louisa County Deed Book A (1742-1754), page 461, Thomas Bibe of Goochland County, Parish of Saint James Northam of the one part and James Coleman of the same of the other part. Witnesseth that Thomas Biby for and in consideration of the sum 8 pounds and 12 shillings...doth grant unto James Coleman...100 acres of land lying in Fredericksville Parish on Three Chopt Road, where Arthur Slaydon's line is along to the County Line of Louisa and Goochland Counties to a white oak near a Branch of Wild Boar to a pine along to the County Line of said road on Col Symes line back to the first station...
In presence of
Jacob Oglesby Thomas Bibey Seal
John Hill
John Bailey
At a court held for Louisa Co, this indenture was this day in open court and Dorcas, wife of Thomas Bibey, relinquishes her right of dower and ordered to be recorded."
Teste--Jas Littlepage Clk Cur


On Tuesday, 19th of June 1753, Louisa County Deed Book A (1742-1754), pages 514-515, "Aurther Slaydon of the County of Goochland and Parish of Saint James Northam, Planter, of the one part, and Joseph Shelton, John Holt, David Shelton, William Shelton, Joseph Holt, Elisha White, and William White of Louisa County, and Tucker Woodson, Walter Leak, Charles Rice, Charles Christian, John Slaydon, Daniel Slaydon, Aurther Slaydon, William Slaydon, Sarah Slaydon, Martha Slaydon, Benjamin Slaydon, and Joseph Slaydon of Goochland County of the other part. Witnesseth that said Aurther Slaydon for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings current money to him in hand well and truely paid by the said Joseph Shelton and John Holt...Aurther Slaydon hath sold...one certain tract or parcel of land containing one acre of land lying and being in the County of Louisa and Fredericksville Parish, beginning at a corner of a gum tree, running thence South 22 degrees, West 16 poles to a corner white oak, thence South 63 degrees, East 10 poles to a corner pine, thence North 22 degrees, East 18 poles, thence North 63 degrees, West 10 poles to the beginning...that Joseph Shelton and John Holt and their heirs shall peaceable and quietly enjoy and make use of the spring adjacent to the said land and road commonly called the Three Chopt Road on Aurther Slaydon's land...
John Hawkins Arthur Slaydon Seal
Thomas Tucker
William Rutherford
William N McCormack Sr
Memorandum that on the day and year within mentioned quiet and peaceable profession and seizen, now had taken by the within named Arthur Slaydon of this land and premises within mentioned and by him delivered over unto the within named Joseph Shelton, John Holt, David Shelton, William Shelton, Joseph Holt, Elisha White, William White, Tucker Woodson, Walter Leak, Charles Rice, Charles Christian, John Slaydon, Daniel Slaydon, Aurther Slaydon, William Slaydon, Sarah Slaydon, Martha Slaydon, Benjamin Slaydon, and Joseph Slaydon, according to the true intent and meaning of the within indenture.
In presence of
Thomas Tucker Arthur Slaydon Seal
William Rutherford
John Hawkins
William McCormick
Witness this Tuesday, 19th of June 1753 of the above said Joseph Shelton and John Holt and five shillings current money being the consideration within mentioned, paid me.
John Hawkins Arther Slaydon Seal
Thomas Tucker
William McCormack
William Rutherford
At a court held for Louisa County on Tuesday, the 26th day of June 1753, this indenture was this day in open court proved by the oaths of John Hawkins, William Rutherford, and William McCormack and by the court admitted to record and is recorded.
Teste--James Littlepage Clk Cur


Arthur Slayton and Arthur Slayton Jr are recorded in The Records of Hanover County, Virginia Day Book Volume 4, (1751-1757). These books contain as part of collection 1422, a number of Merchandise Day Books, kept in Hanover and Louisa Counties during the 18th century. The 4th volume 1422-A was kept by John Chiswell of Hanover County from the 26th of August 1751 to September 1757. This list is all of those who do not appear in Saint Paul's Parish.


On Thursday, 30th of December 1756, Goochland County Will Book 7 (1755-1759), page 252, In The Name Of God, Amen, I, John Ashew of the County of Goochland...I give to my dearly beloved wife, Mary Askew, all and singular my moveables effects and stock to be by her enjoyed forever, I also give unto my sons John, James, and Charles and to my daughters Ann, Mary, and Catherine, one shilling sterling each, I also give and bequeath to my son Anthony Askew whom I appoint my sole executor of this my said last will and testament, all that tract of land, lying on Wild Boar Creek: bounded by Arthur Slayton, crossing one hundred acres...
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in the presence of us
William Hudnall John (A) Askew Seal
Benjamin Crenshaw
Benjamin (X) Thacker
At a court held for Goochland County, Tuesday, February the 21st 1758
This writing was proved by the oaths of William Hudnall and Benjamin Crenshaw, witnesses hereto to be the last will and testament of John Askew dec'd which was admitted to record.
Teste--Val Wood Clk


On Tuesday, 18th of November 1760, Goochland County Order Book 8 (1757-1761), 386, "Betty, a negro girl belonging to Arthur Slayton is judged to ten years of age which on this motion is admitted to record".


On Friday, 16th of January 1761, Goochland County Deed Book 8 (1759-1765), pages 115-116, Edmund Hodges of Goochland County for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings sterling which I the said Edmund Hodges do owe and am indebted to my daughter, Susanna Slaydon grant unto...said Susanna Slaydon and her heirs forever one certain tract or parcel of land containing by estimation of fifty acres more or less. Beginning at a hickory standing between Arthor Slaydon and Edmund Hodges thence to a corner pine between Edmund Hodges Col John Payne, thence to a corner white oak, between Edmund Hodges John Witt, thence to a corner white oak, back to the first station...
In the presence of
John White Edmund (E) Hodges Seal
Edwin Young
William Slaydon
Arthor Slaydon
At a court held for Goochland County, Tuesday, January the 20th 1761. Edmund Hodges acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed and it was thereupon ordered to be recorded."
Teste--Val Wood Cl Cur


On Tuesday, 18th of November 1760, Goochland County Court Order Book 8 (1757-1761), page 386, "Arthur Slayton acknowledges a deed unto his son, John Slayton, to be his act and deed, which is ordered to be recorded".


On Friday, 16th of January 1761, Goochland County Deed Book 8 (1759-1765), page 116, "To all people to whom this present writing shall come know ye that I Arthor Slaydon of Goochland County for and in consideration of the sum of five shillings sterling which I the said Arthor Slaydon am indebted to my son John Slaydon have granted...one tract or parcel of land containing by estimation fifty acres...Beginning at a pine standing in the body of Arthor Slaydon's land, thence to a hickory between Arthor Slaydon and Edmund Hodges, thence along the said line to a corner pine of Arthor Slaydon's land, thence to pointers between Arthor Slaydon and Thomas Denton, from thence to the first station...
John White Arthor Slaydon Seal
William Slayden
Edmund Hodges
Edwin Young
At a courtheld for Goochland County, Tuesday, January the 20th, 1761. Arthur Sladyon acknowledged this deed to be his act and deed and it was thereupon ordered to be recorded".
Teste--Val Wood Cl Cur


Louisa County Land Tax, Order Book (1766-1772)

June 10 1767, page 38: Arthur Sladden with 330 acres in Trinity Parish, on the Southside of Southanna River, recorded by W Philips.
August 8 1768, page 198: Arthur Sladden with 338 acres in Saint Martin's Parish, on the Southside of Southanna River, recorded by Richard Anderson.


On Friday, 20th of April 1770, Louisa County Deed Book D1/2 (1767-1773), page 213, "Arther Sladden of Goochland County of the one part, and William Isbell of the said County of the other part. Witnesseth that said Arthur Sladden for and in consideration of the sum of twenty-five pounds current money to him in hand paid the receipt, whereof he doth hereby acknowledge, hath this day granted, bargained, and sold, and confirmed unto the said William Isbell one tract or parcel of land containing by estimation one hundred and sixty-eight acres more or less which said land lying in Louisa County and on a Drean which runs to the Meeting House Spring Branch and joining the lands of John Symes, David Hudson, and Elizabeth Lawrence, part of a tract of the above named Arther Sladden, the above land is divided from Sladden's land by the above mentioned Drean...
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in presence of
Thomas Mayo Arthur Sladden Seal
John Mayo
Robert Coleman
George Underwood
Memorandum that the within land was sold by the within named Arthur Sladden to Peter Walker for the sum of forty-five pounds current money of Virginia--and same that sold William Isbell by this Walker for the sum of twenty-five pounds Virginia currency which I do hereby consent to and do hereby agree to give up my title too, accordingly to the within mentioned deed and also that said William Isbell has quiet and peaceable profession of Livery and Seizen of the same according to the true intent and form of the within written deed.
Witnesses
Robert Mayo Arther Sladden
John Mayo
Robert Colemen
George Underwood
Received of William Isbell this Friday, 20th day of April 1770, twenty-five pounds current money--being in full for the within consideration, received by me.
Robert Mayo Arther Sladden
John Mayo
Robert Coleman
George Underwood
At a courtheld for Louisa County, Monday, August 13th 1770, Arthur Sladden acknowledged this to be his act and deed which is admitted to record".
Teste--John Nelson Cl Cur


On Thursday, 13th of August 1772, Courthouse of Beaverdam, Goochland County Court Order Book 12 (1771-1778), page 219, "Peter, a negro boy belonging to Arthur Slayden is judged to eleven years of age, which on this motion is admitted to record".


On Monday, 11th of January 1773, Louisa County Deed Book D1/2 (1767-1773), page 481, "Arthur Sladyen of Goochland County on the one part and William Sladyen of Louisa County of the other part. Witnesseth that Arthur Sladyen for the value and consideration of fifty pounds current money to him in hand paid by said William Sladyen, whereof the said Arthur Sladyen doth grant...unto William Sladyen, his heirs and assignee forever, a tract or parcel of land situated, lying, and being in Louisa County and bounded as followeth: Beginning at the Three Notched Road on Symes' line, from thence along Thomas Symes' line to the Meeting House Branch on thence to a Drean (Drain) dividing from Isbell's, thence from there down the road to the first station, containing by estimation, one hundred and sixty-nine acres...
Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in presence of
William Johnson Arthur Sladyen Seal
David Hudson
James (J) Coleman
Memorandum that on the Monday, 11th of January 1773, quiet and peaceable profession of Livery of Seizen was said that the hands and premises within mentioned by the within named Arthur Sladyen unto the within named William Sladyen according to the true intent and meaning of the within indenture as witness by me and recorded.
In presence of
William Johnson Arthur Sladen Seal
James (J) Coleman
David Hudson
At a courtheld for Louisa County, Monday, April the 12th, 1773, this deed was this day in open court acknowledged by Arthur Sladyen to be his request and deed and by the court ordered to be recorded".
Teste--John Nelson Clk Cur


On Monday, 12th of April 1773, Louisa County Minutes (1773), "A deed from Arthur Slayden to son William Slayden Acknowledged".


On Monday, 12th of April 1773, Louisa County Court Order Book (1773), page 21, "A Deed from Arthur Slayden to William Slayden Acknowledged and OK".


On Saturday, 11th of December 1773, Louisa County Deed Book E (1774-1784), pages 79-81, James Coleman and wife Elizabeth of Louisa County, Trinity Parish, and David Hudson of same. James Coleman and wife Elizabeth for and in consideration of the sum of 18 pounds current money of Virginia doth grant unto said David Hudson 100 acres of land lying in Trinity Parish, Louisa County and bounded on the North by George Adams' line, East by David Hudson's line, South by William Isbell's line, and West by Elizabeth Lawrence's line...
In presence of
William Johnson James (X) Coleman Seal
William Sladyen
Arthur Sladyen
Memorandum on the day and year within mentioned quiet and peaceable profession of Livery and Seizen of the land and premises by the within named James Coleman and Elizabeth, his wife, delivered unto David Hudson, according to the true intent and meaning of the within indenture.
In presence of
William Johnson Teste--John Nelson Clk Cur
William Sladyen
Arthur Sladyen


On May 1776, Goochland County Court Order Book 12 (1771-1777), pages 478-480, a courtheld in Goochland County for the remuneration of the public creditors. On August 1776, John Woodson, William Harrison, Thomas Underwood, John Hopkins, Stephen Sampson, and William Royster, justices were appointed to take the list of tithables, land, and carriages for the present year. A proprietor's list comprised his name (if female, not counted in total number), male sons and wards, overseers, white servants and black slaves.
Proprietors and Tithables Number of Tithables
Arther Sladen 4
John Slaton 1


Goochland County Publick Service Claims:

A court of public claims held for Goochland County 19th March 1782. This Continent and State of Virginia are made Dr. to Sundry persons for the following articles viz,
Page 14, Arthur Slayden for 3 bu wheat 13s State: 447# beef pounds 5-11-9 State.
April-June 1781, page 14, Arthur Slayden cert by do 1 beef.
Return of Bacon, dry beef and spirits collected by J Parrish DC of Goochland County, 12 March 1781, page 5, Arthur Slayton 3 bu wheat.
A return of grass beef received by Jolly Parrish D Commr of Goochland County, June-Sept 1781, page 9, Arthur Slayton 1 beef.


Goochland County Land Tax Book

Date Proprietors Quanity of Land Value of Land Total amt of Cert Tax
per acre value of land pounds/shillings/pence

Joseph Payne Samuel Prior's 5th District (1782-1786)
1782 Arthur Slayden 182 5/11 45 1 9 2
1783 Arthur Slayden 182 5/11 37 3 2 11 2
recorded by Matthew Vaughn, deputy clerk on 12 Nov 1783
1784 Arthur Slayden 182 5/11 37 3 2 11 2
recorded by Matthew Vaughn deputy clerk for John Hopkins clerk on 17 May 1784
1785 Arthur Slayden 182 8/1 37 3 2 7 5
recorded by Stephen Sampson on 18 Jul 1785
1786 Arthur Slayden 182 6/6 37 3 2 7 5
spice tax--11 shillings and 2 pence
1787 Arthur Slayden 182 4/1 37 3 2 7 6
spice tax--11 shillings and 2 pence; recorded by William Miller George Payne on 30 Jul 1787
1788 William Isbell 792 5/7 221 2 0
d/o Arthur Slayden dc'd 182 4/1 37 3 2 3 14 2
recorded by William Miller on Apr 1788




Goochland County Personal Property Tax Book

Date Proprietors White Tithes Blacks Horses Cattle Amt of Tax
pounds/shillings/pence

Joseph Payne Samuel Prior's 5th District (1782-1786)
1782 10 Apr Arthur Slayden 1 2 5 14 2 3 6
page 33 recorded by G Payne Clk slaves--Punch and Anna
1783 Arthur Slayden 1 2 4 16 2 2
page 21 recorded by G Payne Clk slaves--Punch and Anna
1784 Arthur Slayden 1 2 4 16 2 2
page 22 recorded by G Payne Clk on 10 Mar 1784 slaves--Punch and Nann
1785 Arthur Slayden 1 2 4 14 2 1 6
page 22 recorded by G Payne Clk slaves--Punch and Nann
1786 Mar Arthur Slayden 1 2 4 14 2 1 6
page 23 recorded by G Payne Clk slaves--Punch and Nann

Thomas F Bates Comr upper District (1787-1788)
1787 12 May Arthur Slayden Exempt 2 3 15 1 9 9
page 17 recorded by Wm Miller deputy clerk slaves--Punch and Nann



On Sunday, 27th of October 1782, Goochland County Deed Book 14 (1784-1788), page 436, "In The Name Of God, Amen. I, Arthur Sladyan of Goochland County, Saint James Northam Parish, being very sick, but of perfect mind and sound memory do this twenty-seventh day of October one thousand seven hundred and eighty-two, do think proper to make my last will and testament in manner and form following.
First, I bequeath my soul to God who gave it and next I commit my body to the earth from whence it was taken in full assurance of its resurrection from thence at the last day and as to my burial, I desire it may be decided by the direction of my dear wife and executors hereafter named and as to my estate it has pleased God to bless me with both real and personal, I give and dispose of in manner and form following:
Item, I give and bequeath to Barbara Beoci immediately after my decease one feather bed and all the furniture thereto belonging, this bed as known by the name of Barbara's bed which I give to her heirs forever.
Item, I give to my daughter, Sarah Walker, immediately after my decease one gold ring, the posey on the ring is this "The God above increase our Love" which I give to her and her heirs forever.
Item, and the rest of my estate not yet given, both real and personal, I lend to my well beloved wife Rachel Sladyan, during her being my widow and not to be interrupted nor molested by any one, but if she marry, I desire she may not claim one shilling by will--and immediately after the death or marriage of my wife, I will that all of my estate not yet given or sold at publick sale, both real and personal, and the money coming from sale, I give and bequeath to my seven children to be equally divided amongest them. Viz. John Sladyen, Daniel Sladyen, Arthur Sladyen, William Sladyen, Sarah Walker, Martha Davis, and Joseph Sladyen, which I give to them and their heirs forever.
Item, lastly, I constitute, nominate, and appoint my three children, Arthur Sladen, Daniel Sladen, Joseph, and my trusty friend John Henderson to be whole and soul executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking dismanneling all former will or wills heretofore made by me and publish and declare to be my last in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day and date written.
In presence of the Teste
Thomas Isbell Arthur (X) Sladyen Seal
Zachariah Isbell
Nancy Layne
At a courtheld for Goochland County on Monday, the 18th June 1787, this instrument of writing was proved by the oaths of Zach Isbell and Nancy Layne, two witnesses thereto to be the last will and testament of Arthur Sladyean, Dec'd which was thereupon admitted to record." Teste--George Payne Clk
At a courtheld for Goochland County on Monday, the 16th of July 1787, this instrument writing was further proved by the oath of Thomas D Isbell, a witness thereto to be the last will and testament of Arthur Sladyan, Dec'd and on the motion of Arthur, Daniel, and Joseph Sladyan, three of the executors therein named who made oaths according to Law and together with George Underwood, Gent. their security entered into and acknowledged their bond in penalty of 1000 pounds probate thereof was granted."
Teste--William Miller Deputy Clk


On Monday, 18th of June 1787, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 52, "The last will and testament of Arthur Sladyin, deceased, is presented in court and proved by the oath of Zachariah Isbell and Nancy Layne and ordered to be recorded."


On Monday,16th of Jul 1787, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 54, "The last will and testament of Arthur Sladyen, deceased, is further proved by the oath of Thomas D Isbell and ordained to be recorded. And then Arthur, Daniel, and Joseph Sladyen, the executors therein named who made oaths according to law, and entered into acknowledgement their bond with George Underwood, Gent. their security of 1000 pounds probate thereof was granted them in due form."


On Monday, 16th of July 1787, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 54, "Ordered that John Henderson, Sherrard Parish, Henry Layne, and Peter Walker or any three of them who being first duly sworn before a justice of the peace for this county do appraise in current money the slaves (if any) and personal estate of Arthur Sladyon, deceased, and return the appraisement to the court."


On Friday, 20th of July 1787, Goochland County Deed Book 14 (1784-1788), page 475, "John Henderson, Sherwood Parrish, Henry Layne, and Peter Walker, or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of Peace, are appointed to appraise the estate of Arthur Slayden, dec'd and make return thereof to the next court.
On Friday, 20th of July 1787, Goochland County Deed Book 14 (1784-1788), page 475, "In obedience to an order of Goochland July Court 1787, we subscribers being first sworn have apprasied the estate of Arthur Slayden, Dec'd as followeth.
Pounds Shillings Pence
4 cows and calves 200/ 1 cow 60/ 15
3 cows 160/ 1 stear 60/ 1 heifer 10/ 12
2 stears 40/ 1 bull 60/ 8 hogs 160/ 13 5
9 sheep 60/ 1 mare and colt 160/ 15 3
1 horse 80/ 1 horse 150/ 11 10
1 negro man Punch 360/ 1 negro woman Nancy 140/ 25
2 hilling hoes 90/ 5 old hoes 50/ 2 grubbing hoes 40/ 18
5 hilling hoes 100/ 1 coopers ax 20/ 2 broad hoes 70/ 19 6
4 plough hoes 110/ 4 iron hoops 40/ 2 pole axes 120/ 1 7
3 old axes 6/ 2 prs hams 2/ 1 skillett grid iron 2/ 10
2 pot racks 5/ 3 wedges 7/6 4 cart boxes 1/3 13
1 shovel field tonges 6/ 1 pr of stillards 15/ 1 1
1 pr sheep shears 1/3 3 augers 2/6 2 shovels hammers 2/ 5 9
3 drawing knives 1/3 1 hand saw 5/ 1 iron shot gun 7 3
1 thro taperpit stock and chisel 3/1 foot ax 1/3 4 3
1 sythe blade 1/3 1 hand bellow 2/6 1 flare haul of wts 2/ 5 9
1 board ax 3/2 2 candle stands 2/ a parcel of lumber 1/3 6 3
1 pierce iron 1/3 2 pair steel 1/3 1 cow bell 4/ 6 6
1 small bell 1/3 2 frying pans 5/ 1 peck gal measurer 3/ 9 3
1 bit water vessel 13/ 1 meal sifter 2/ 6 old seives 7/ 1 2
4 prs cards 2/ 2 cotton wheels 8/ 2 flat wheels 18/ 1 8
1 straw basket 2/ 1 tail saw 8/ 1 table 2/6 12
1 grindstone 5/ 4 old chairs 4/ 1 table 5/ 3 chests 30/ 2 21
1 desk 80/ 12 dozen candles 12/ 8 taller 8/ 5
8 spun tow 10/ 4 clean flare, 5 sundry bottles earthware 10/ 1 5
1 piece of leather 2/ 1 stock lock 3/9 4 bottles 2/ 7 9
1 lot of broken wire 2/ 10 yards linen 17/8 71/2 yds cotton 17/ 1 17 2
1 lot books 6/ 1 box iron and heaters 4/ 1 looking glass 1/ 1 4
1 quilting frame 2/ 14 yds of wool 17/ 6 jackets britches 9/ 1 8
1 bed and furniture 150/ 7 10
1 bed, bedstead, and furniture 150/ 7 10
1 bed, bedstead, and furniture 170/ 8 10
1 bed, bedstead, and furniture 170/ 8 10
1 pr old sheets 15/ 2 pillow cases, 3 towels, 3 tablecloths 9/ 1 14 6
6 bed blankets 42/ 1 pr money scales 2/6 2 4 6
2 pr old trays and hogshead croze 2/6 4 old reephooks 2/ 4 6
3 bushels salt 6/ 6 forks and 2 knives 1/ 7
3 potts and hangers 11/6 1 gun 12/ 4 butter potts 9/ 1 12 6
2 jugs 6/ 1 safe 6/ 1 lot of pewter 40/ 2 12
2 earthen blades 1/ 2 small trays 1/6 5 guns 7/6 10
3 small casks 8/ 1 powdering tub 3/ 11
1 large jar 5/ 1 old bath tub 2/ 7
______________________________________________________________________________________ 158 4 2

John Henderson
Sher'd Parrish
Peter Walker
Henry Layne
At a courtheld for Goochland on Monday, the 17th September 1787. This inventory appraisement of the estate of Arthur Slayden, Dec'd was ordered to be recorded." Teste--George Payne, Clk


On Monday, 17th of September 1787, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 141, "An inventory and appraisement of the estate of Arthur Sladyen, deceased is presented in court and ordered to be rendered."


On Friday, 20th of July 1787, Goochland County Deed Book 14 (1784-1788), page 453, "This indenture made this twentieth day of July 1787, between William Isbell of County of Goochland of the one part and Arthur Slayden, Daniel Slayden, and Joseph Slayden, executors of Arthur Slayden, dec'd of the other part. Witnesseth that said Arthur Slayden dec'd for consideration of the sum of one hundred and sixty pounds current money of Virginia to them in hand paid by William Isbell...doth hereby grant one certain tract or parcel of land lying in the County of Goochland, Parish of St James Northam on the waters of Lickinghole Creek containing by estimation one hundred and eighty-two acres bounded by the lands of David Grant, David Shelton, Henry Layne, John Slayden, and Wm Isbell...
In presence of
John Henderson Arthur Sladyen Seal
Anthony Layne Daniel Sladyen Seal
George Underwood Joseph Sladyen Seal
Received July 20th 1787 of William Isbell one hundred and sixty pounds current money in full, the within mentioned tract of land and premises.
In presence of
John Henderson Arthur Sladyen Seal
Anthony Layne Daniel Sladyen Seal
George Underwood Joseph Sladyen Seal
At a courtheld for Goochland County on Monday, the 17th of September 1787, this deed of indenture of bargain and sale from Arthur Slayden's estate to William Isbell was presented in court and proved by the oath of John Henderson, Anthony Layne and George Underwood, the witnesses thereto to be the acts and deeds of this day."
Estate which was ordered to be rendered Teste--George Payne Clk


On Friday, 17th of August 1787, Goochland County Deed Book 14 (1784-1788), page 475, "Arthur Slayden's Estate was appraised for the sum of 158 pounds, 4 shillings, and 2 pence."


On Monday, 20th of August 1877, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 77, Arthur, Daniel, and Joseph Sladyen, Executors of Arthur Sladyen, deceased, Plaintiff, against
Aaron Parish, Defendant, In Debt
"John Lawrence came into court and order to keep the debt that is recorded in this suit, he the said defendant shall pay the ordered amount to him of the court or order his body into prison for the same or that he the said defendant acknowledging the plaintiff's complaint, therefore it is ordered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the said defendant, six pounds, the debt declaration mentioned and thru cash by them about this suit on this behalf expended; and the said defendant in mercy of court, but this judgement is to be discharged by the payment of three pounds with five centum per annum interest, thereon from the 11th day of May 1785, to the time of payment and the cash paying executors til clerk has record."


On Monday, 17th of September 1787, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 17, "A deed of indenture of bargain and sale from Arthur Sladyen's executors to William Isbell is presented in open court and proved by the oath of the witness thereto to be the acts and deeds of the said executors which is ordered to be recorded."


On Tuesday, 20th of November 1787, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 185, Arthur Sladyen, Executor of Arthur Sladyen, deceased, Plaintiff, against
Henry Wood, Defendant, On Petition and Summond
"To be continued."


On Monday, 17th of March 1788, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 270, Arthur, Daniel, and Joseph Sladyen, Executors of Arthur Sladyen, deceased, Plaintiff, against
Henry Wood, Defendant
"This day came the parties by their attornies and on hearing the parties and the testimony of a witness; it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the said defendant 3 pounds, 12 shillings, and 8 pence with five centum per annum interest thereon from the month of Sept 1786 til payment and their costs in this behalf expended."


On Monday, 17th of March 1788, Goochland County Court Order Book 17 (1787-1788), page 273, "On the motion of John Henderson ordered the Executor of Arthur Sladyen, deceased, pay him fifty pounds of tobacco for two days attendance as a witness for him against Henry Wood."

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