Munday records in Essex County, Virginia 1720-1790

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For the most part, these are my own abstracts of original records unless otherwise noted.  Subsequent to 1720 I have included only those records that have actual or potential genealogical value.  Comments are in italics.

18 February 1720/1
Deed: Gabriel Long to John Bendall, one acre and a mill now standing on the same at a place called Milk Tray point. on the main run of Golden Vaile Creek. Signed Gabriel (x) Long. Witness: Jno. Munday, Richard (x) Long, John (x) ______.  [Essex County Deeds & Wills Book 16, p257.]

17 May 1721
Deed: John Foster to James Bridgeforth of King & Queen County, land in St. Ann’s parish bought by Robt. Foster father of the devisor… Signed: John Foster. Witness: John Munday, Francis Paget, Jeremiah Biswell. [Essex County Deeds & Wills Book 16, p303.]

26 January 1723/4
Will of Ephraim Pagett witnessed by Joseph (x) Munday. [Essex County Deeds and Wills 4, pp47.]

19 July 1727
Suit: In the action of debt Joseph Smith agt. Charles Munday is dismissed & ye ptf is ordered to pay ye def’t his costs & a Lawyers fee.  [Essex County Order Book 7, p136.]

20 September 1727
Bond: Joseph Smith & Edmund Bagge £20 bond to Charles Munday “whereas judgment being this day given in Essex County Court unto Charles Munday ag’t the said Joseph Smith in a petition between the said Smith & the said Charles Munday, the said Joseph Smith had an appeal granted to the eighth day of the next General Court giving security according to law…[Essex County Deed Book 18, p299.]

21 September 1727
Ordered that James Griffin pay James Munday 200 lb tobacco & cask for attending five days as an evidence for him…  [Essex County Order Book 7, p185.]

This actually looks like “Jane” rather that “James”, but that seems unlikely.

18 March 1727/8
Ordered that James Reynolds pay John Munday for eight days attendance in the suit brought by him… [Essex County Order Book 7, p281.]

17 September 1729
Deed: Thomas Munday of the parish of St. Ann in the County of Essex, Planter, to James Munday of the afores’d p’sh County and Colony… in Consideration of the natural affection and brotherly love which I have and bear unto my well beloved brother James Munday… one piece or parcel of land or wood land ground containing by estimation 50 acres… beginning at a maple and white oak standing in a branch known by the name of Graves’es Spring branch, from thence up the sd. branch to the line that divides the land of the aforesd. Thomas Munday and the land of  Graves, thence along the sd. line to a corner hickory of Mr Xpher Beverleys and a red oak sapplin (sic) at the head of a branch, from thence to a corner hickory by a branch side then down the sd. branch to a large swamp known and called by the name of the desert Swamp, from thence down the watercourse of the sd. Swamp to the maple and white oak where it first began…  which said 50 acres is part of a tract of land given by Thomas Munday of the aforesd. p’sh County and Colony aforesd dec’d grandfather to Thomas Munday party to these p’sents, by his last will and testament to Thomas Munday of the p’sh County and Colony aforesd., dec’d, father to the aforesd. Thomas Munday party to these p’sents.  Signed: Thomas (the”T” mark of) Munday. Witness: Salvadore Muscoe, John Munday, Thomas Merritt.  Acknowledged by Thomas Munday in court on 16 December 1729.  [Essex County Deed Book 19, p83.]

Thomas Munday, son of Thomas and grandson of Thomas, must have been the eldest son, as he inherited the land of his intestate father. 

17 March 1730/1
Court: Mary Paget failing to appear & answer ye suit of Charles Munday…. order of ye last Court is confirmed to ye sd. Charles Munday agnst. ye sd. Mary Paget & Joseph Munday his (sic) security… [Essex County Order Book 8, p137.]

Not sure what this is about — I didn’t see a mention in the prior court session.

19 May 1731
Court:  In the action on the case bro’t by Charles Munday angst Mary Paget pursuant to the order of the last March Court the Jurors of a Jury… who to inquire of ye damages sustained by ye sd Charles Munday… say that the sd Mary Paget did assume upon herself in manner & form as the sd Charles Munday agst. her hath complained & assess ye damages of the sd. Charles Munday by reason of ye not performing of ye promise & assumption aforesd to £1:14:4 current money . Therefore it is considered that sd. Charles recover angst. the sd Mary & Joseph Monday her security ye aforesd sum…  [Essex County Order Book 8, p152.]

There’s no clue as to what the breach of promise consisted of.  

17 October 1732
Deed: Benjamin Graves of South Farnham parish to James Munday & Thomas Merritt of St. Ann’s parish, for 2000 lbs of tobacco, 200 acres in St. Ann’s parish… whereupon his father John Graves lived at the time of his death… adjoining Capt. Xtopher Beverley, Charles Munday, Sam’l Lloyd, Col. Joseph Smith & the said James Munday… Signed: Benjamin Graves. Witness: James Merritt, Thomas (x) Munday, Robert (x) Hambelton. [Essex County Deed Book 19, pp376.]

From this and later records, this tract adjoined the 50 acres that Thomas Munday gifted to his brother James Munday.

19 June 1733
Court: In the action of trespass on the case brought by Charles Munday angst. Michael Wharton came into Court.. the sd Charles making oath that there is 19 shillings & 8 pence justly dew to him on balance… Court found for Charles Munday. [Essex County Order Book 8, p358.]

Trespass suits typically involved damage to another person’s property, such as removing timber on someone else’s property.

21 August 1733
Court: In the action of debt brought by William Carroll (Carnoll?) angst. Charles Munday the aforesd William altho solemnly called did not come nor further presented his bill aforesd… it is considered that the sd William take nothing by his bill but for his for his (sic, repeated) false clamour be on mercy… (ordered that William pay Charles five shillings or 50 pounds of tobacco) [Essex County Order Book 8, p370.]

21 May 1734
Court: In the action of debt brought by Mary Paget against James Booth (which the jury dismissed) Mary Paget ordered to pay Joseph Munday 360 lb tobacco for twelve days attendance and Elizabeth Munday 330 lb tobacco for eleven days attendance. [Essex County Order Book 9, p19.]

19 February 1734/5
Court:  Elizabeth Munday among a half-dozen people ordered to be paid by James McDaniel for giving evidence in his suit against James Fogg for assault.  Elizabeth due 210 pounds of tobacco for seven days attendance.  [Essex County Order Book 9, p88.]

15 March 1735/6
Deed: Whereas James Munday and Thomas Merritt of St. Ann’s parish, planters, did jointly purchase 200 acres from Benjamin Graves… now I the said Thomas Merritt of South Farnham parish for £3 current money of Virginia and 600 lbs of tobacco in hand already received, remise, release & forever quit claim (all interest in the land) to James Munday…  Signed: Thomas Merritt. Witness: Salvadore Muscoe, Robt. Parker, James Grifing? [Essex County Deed Book 21, pp149.]

James Munday now owns 250 acres including a portion of his grandfather’s original plantation on Gilson’s Creek.

20 April 1736
Court: Henry Paget ordered to pay Charles Munday 60 lb of tobacco for 2 days attendance as a witness in his suit against John Rowzee. [Essex County Order Book 9, p200.]

18 May 1737
Suit: William Roan & William Beal, Churchwardens of South Farnham parish, vs. James Munday for debt. Jury found for defendant, suit dismissed. [Essex County Order Book 10, p75.]

26 May 1739
Ordered Richard Covington to pay Joseph Munday and Charles Munday each 150 lb tobacco for attending 6 days as a witness for Richard Covington vs. Francis Waring.  Essex County Order Book 11, p146,147.]

27 October 1739
Will: I John Munday of Essex County in St. Ann’s Parish being sick and weak of body but of sound and perfect mind and memory…  Item I give unto my son John Munday Lawfull Begotten by the Body one Shilling Ster’l Item I give unto my daughter Sarah Ware Lawfull Begotten by the Body one Shilling Ster’l  Item I give unto my son Thos. Munday my whole set of Trooper Arms as soon as I am deceased he may receive them in possession. Item I do give unto my daughter Mary Ware Lawful begotten of my Body one feather bed & Boulster and Rugg. Item I give unto my son Joseph Munday the Plantation that I do now Live on and the Land adjoining thereto to him and his heirs forever And all the rest and residue of my personal Estate Goods Chattles whatsoever I do Lend unto my well beloved wife during her Natural Life and after her decease I do give and Equally divided it among my Children which I shall here nominate as follows Margrett Munday, Charles Munday, Vinifred (sic) Ambrose Harrison Tabitha to them and their Heirs for ever And I do make my beloved wife and my Son John Munday Executors…  Signed: John Munday. Witness: John Allen just. Henry Tandy.  Presented by John Munday and Elizabeth Munday and proved by all the witnesses on 18 March 1739/40.  [Essex County Will Book 6, p242-3.]

Very peculiar wording – why does he emphasize that three of the children were legally begotten?  Were they of an earlier wife?   Sara Munday is thought to have been the wife of Nicholas Ware.

20 October 1739
Deed: James Munday of St. Ann’s parish and County of Essex, Planter, to William Jones of South Farnham parish, for £36 current money of Virginia, 130 acres… beginning at a small red oake near the head of a branch of Gilson’s Creek, thence N20E 93p to a corner near a small branch of Brices run, thence N56.5W by the land of Col. Joseph Smith dec’d & the land of James Merritt 272p to a corner on a ridge, thence S30E along or by the land of Capt. Christopher Beverley 191p to a red oake, thence S21W 55p to the head of a small branch of Gilson’s Creek then along ye sd. branch and by the water course thereof to the main branch between Thomas & Charles Mundays, thence by the water course of ye sd branch S22E 69p to the mouth Graves Spring Branch, thence up the sd Spring branch NE’ly 150p to the beginning. Signed James Munday. Witness: J. Waring, John Cheek, Will’m (x) Carnall?, John (x) Soles?. [Essex County Deed Book 22, pp92.]
Lucy Munday relinquished dower interest on 20 March 1749/50. [Esssex County Order Book 16, p18.]

This deed was not recorded for another ten years when Lucy Munday relinquished her dower interest.

The land appears to be roughly half of the tract of 50 acres from his brother and 200 acres bought of Benjamin Graves.  Vagaries of survey being what they were, he is left with approximately 120 acres, more or less.

18 March 1739/40
Will of John Munday proved (See 27 October 1739).  Executorship Bond of Elizabeth (x) Munday and John (x) Munday for £500. Appraisal ordered. [Essex County Will Book 6, p243-4.]

15 April 1740
Inventory: Estate of John Munday returned by Nathaniel Hogg, Rich’d Covington, Cornelius Sale Jun’r & Elizabeth Munday Exe’x.  (Value not totaled, but a later record show total as £64:3:6.  It included quite a bit of livestock and household goods, but only two beds. Also quite a few carpenter and cooper tools.) [Essex County Will Book 6, p244-6.]

16 May 1740
Suit:  John Corrie vs. Charles Munday, leave given said Charles to imparle.  [Essex County Order Book 12, p42.]

Charles asked for time to discuss settling with the plaintiff before proceeding with the suit.  

6 June 1740
A petition by Elizabeth Monday (sic), of Essex County, Widow, was presented to the House, and read: praying, to be allowed for a Negro Man Slave, named Sharper, who having run away, and been outlawed by John Munday, her late Husband; upon Advice thereof, and to prevent his being taken, hanged himself.  Ordered that the said Petition be referred to Public Claims…  [H. R. McIlwaine, ed., Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1727-1734, 1736-1740, p420.]

11 June 1740
Resolved: that the sum of Twenty Five Pounds be allowed Elizabeth Monday, for a Slave, who hanged himself, after he was Out-lawed. [H. R. McIlwaine, ed., Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1727-1734, 1736-1740, p425.]

19 May 1741
Estate Accounting :  Estate of John Munday credits to estate included: Inventory & Appraisement £64:3:6, by the crop of tobacco 1472 (pounds), by cash in the Treasury £25, (plus a few minor items).  Debits to estate included small payments to John Corrie, John Merritt, Thomas Waring, Thomas Waring Jr., Mr. Fauntleroy, and Mary Munday totaling just under £11.  Evidently about £80 remaining in estate. Presented by James Atkins and Elizabeth (x) Atkins his wife, Executrix. [Essex County Will Book 6, p304.]

The widow Elizabeth Munday has remarried to James Atkins.  Which Mary Munday is this who was paid 7 shillings — the wife of Thomas Munday Jr.?

20 October 1741
On the petition of Joel Galbert(?) he is discharged from being Constable and it is ordered that James Munday do goe before a Justice of the Peace for this County to be sworn Constable in the room & precinct of the sd. Joel.  [Essex County Order Book 12, p273.]

20 November 1741
Election of Burgesses, Essex County: Thomas Munday, Charles Munday, Joseph Munday and James Munday all voted. [William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 22, No. 1 (January 1942), pages 56-59.]

Who was of age but didn’t vote?   William Munday for one.

1 December 1741
Will: James Atkins of St. Ann’s parish. This short will lends a slave named Lucy to his unnamed wife during her lifetime. That and the rest of his property were given to “my friend John Corrie” (a merchant of South Farnham parish), John Corrie Jr. and Thomas Corrie.  Proved 21 August 1744. [Essex County Will Book 7, pp185.]

His wife was the former Elizabeth Munday, widow of John Munday.  She was apparently dead by the time the will was proved, as the slave lent to her was among the items purchased at the estate sale in late 1745.  See also 20 November 1745.

There was a second man in Essex County named John Atkins, but who was of South Farnham parish, who in 1743 gifted his estate to his son James Atkins Jr. The James Atkins of St. Ann’s parish does not seem to have owned land, at least not in Essex County.

22 June 1743
Court:  William Munday vs. John Upshaw for Trespass, Assault & Battery.  A jury deliberated and ruled “that it was said John’s own assault and that he did beat, wound and evil intreat the said William on the date, year and place in the declaration specified without any such cause as the said John in pleading alleged, and assess the damages of the said William by reason of ye premises to 20 shillings…”. [Essex County Order Book 13, p199.]

20 September 1743
Witness Fee: Ordered that Walter Mitchell do pay unto James Munday 375 lb,  o tobacco for attending [court] 15 days as an evidence for him at the suit of James Atkins.  Ordered that Walter Mitchell do pay unto Joseph Munday 200 lb. of tobacco for attending 8 days…[Essex County Order Book 13, p277-278.]

James Atkins sued Walter Mitchell but the declaration is not recorded.  The court ordered an audit of their dealings on the above date.  James Atkins again sued Walter Mitchell, apparently over a broken contract of some sort, but a jury  found for Mitchell on 21 December 1743 [Ibid. p305.] and both James Munday and Joseph Munday were paid another 50 lbs of tobacco for an additional two days.  

Joseph Munday was also paid as a witness for Richard Covington.  [OB 11, p146.]

4 May 1744
Lease & Release Deed: James Munday, planter, to William Beverley Esquire, for £10 current money, 115 acres “whereon the said James Munday now dwells in the parish of St. Ann and County of Essex aforesaid which the said James Monday purchased of Mary Paget of the aforesaid county, widow, as by the indenture of bargain and sale recoded in the General Court of the Colony of Virginia…” Signed: James Munday. Witness: Rich’d Barnes, John Lee, John Pagett.  Acknowledged in court 15 May 1744.[Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 23, p150-153.]

I didn’t find the deed from Mary Paget to James Munday.  Who was Mary Pagett?  I didn’t find a Mary Pagett who might have owned 115 acres.  Note that there was no dower release recorded, though James Munday was married to Lucy.  

Lease and Release was an archaic method of land transfer that was common in England because sales executed in this form did not require public recording and could therefore be kept private.  That didn’t apply in Virginia because Virginia required all title transfers to be recorded, so this form of deed was no different than a bargain and sale and was typically used mostly by clerks following the English model.  It consisted of a lease giving temporary possession followed by a release (or quit claim) granting future possession.

6 May 1744
Same Date: William Beverley Esquire to James Munday of the same county, planter, and Lucy his wife,  in consideration of the Rent and Covenant herein after mentioned hath demised granted sett and to farm left… the messuage and land whereon the said James Munday and Lucy now dwell…. 115 acres… beginning at two small white oaks upon the main swamp of Brices thence up a branch of the said swamp the several courses thereof 110p to two ash trees standing in the said branch at the mouth of another small branch thence up the said branch 14p to a red oak at the head thereof, thence S80E 34p to a small white oak at the head of another small branch, thence down the said branch the several courses thereof to the main run of Brices , thence up the said run the several watercourses thereof to the beginning, being what the said William lately purchased of the said James…to have and to hold… the said James and Lucy for and during the Natural lives of them the said James and Lucy and the longest liver of them and paying…”  yearly on the 29th of September 2 shillings and 4 pence… Signed: William Beverley. Witness: Rich’d Barnes, John Lee, John Pagett. Acknowledged 15 May 1744. [Essex County Deed Book 23, p153-154.]

This is a “two lives” lease — the term is for the lifetime of the longest-lived of the two.

19 March 1744/5
In obedience to a court order of 21 August 1744, John Corrie presented the inventory of the estate of James Atkins inventoried & appraised by Nathaniel Fogg, Samuel Davis, and Charles Munday.  [Essex County Will Book 7, p186 and pp280.]

The appraisers were neighbors, thus James Atkins had apparently been living on the land of John Munday.  

23 April 1745
James Munday witnessed the will of John Paget which left everything to “my loving sister Peggy Pagett.”  Proved on 18 June 1745 when James Munday was security for Peggy Pagett’s executrix bond.   [Essex County, Virginia, Will Book 7, pp330.]

John Pagett and Mary Pagett were children of Ephraim and Mary Pagett.

20 November 1745
Accounting of estate of James Atkins:  A sale in September and October was registered, with purchases made by Charles Munday, James Munday, William Munday, and Thomas Munday as well as John Corrie, the executor, John Paget and Henry Paget.  An account of credits and debits to the estate included expenses for three interesting items: “to copy John Munday‘s will” & the recording of his inventory, “cash paid John Munday for meat to the Negroes at Caroline Qtr & for shoes & stockings to the servant man” and a debit for “cash pd. John Munday for tools for the Negroes at the Quarter”. [Essex County Will Book 7, p391-400.]

Elizabeth Munday Atkins was not mentioned and the slave lent to her by James Atkins’ will was purchased at the estate sale, so she was clearly deceased.   

John Munday was almost certainly living in Caroline County, although on whose land is not clear.

22 January 1745/6
Suit: Charles Munday vs. John Corrie(?) executor of estate of James Atkins dec’d, for £2:5:0 due by account. Defendant confessed judgement. [Essex County Order Book 14, p186.]

18 August 1747
Administration Bond: £500 for Jane Munday administration of estate of Charles Munday deceased, with securities Wm. Hathaway, Benjamin Winslow, & Francis Waring. [Essex County Will Book 8, p15.]
Appraisal Ordered:  Ordered Willam Reynolds, Nathaniel Fogg, Samuel Davis, and Cornelius Sale or any three appraise the estate of Charles Munday deceased. [Essex County Order Book 15, p61.]

Jane Munday’s securities were gentlemen justices of the county, an indication of the status of her and her husband.

14 September 1747
Inventory & Appraisal: estate of Charles Munday appraised by Samuel Davis, W. Reynolds & Cornelius Sale, presented by Jane (x) Munday.   The personal estate was valued at £306:3:2 and included 7 slaves, several beds, a copper still, a sword a gun and a pair of pistols, several books and a lengthy selection of household furnishings.  [Essex County Will Book 8, p18-22.]

16 September 1747
Guardian Bond: Jane Munday bond for £200 as guardian of Crittenden Munday and Susanna Munday. Signed: Jane (x) Munday. Security: John Upshaw.[Essex County Will Book 8, p122-23.]

19 October 1747
Court Order:  Jane Munday among those ordered to make account of the profit of the orphan estates in her care. [Essex County Order Book 15, p110.]

21 June 1748
Deed: James Garnett to William Munday, for £30 current money, sells one acre “lying and being on the North Side of Gilsons Swamp being the place where the said Garnett had once a water mill… and also all the right of title of him the said James Garnett of in and to one other acres of land adjoining to the aforesaid acre on the South Side the sd. Swamp whereon the said William Mundays Mill now stands all of which land is now in the actual possession of of the said Munday…  Signed: Jas. Garnett. Witness: John Smith, Rich’d Munday, Patrick (x) Findley. [Essex County Deed Book 24, pp310.]

Interesting wording. Garnett sells one acre outright but relinquishes his interest in the other acre.

19 July 1748
Estate Division:  W. Reynolds, Samuel Davis and Cornelius Sale, appointed to divide the estate of  Charles Munday, report on the division.: Debts included £6 to Capt. James Garret, £6 to Doct’r. John Clement, smaller amounts to ten other men and totaling £20:6:11.  One-third each of the slaves and personal estate were delivered to the widow and two thirds of each were split into six equal parts for the six children. The children’s shares were approximately £26 each.   William Munday took his 1/6 part of the slaves but his 1/6 part of the personal estate “he gave equally amongst his three sisters and was delivered to them, and the youngest part to her guardian.”  Hannah Munday, Richard Munday and Sarah Munday each received 1/6 part of the slaves and 1/6 part of the personal estate.  “Mrs. Munday as guardian to her two youngest children, vizt., Cretenden (sic) & Susanna Munday their part was left in the hands of the said guardian.”  [Essex County Will Book 8, pp74.]

22 September 1748
Deed: William Munday to William Roane, Gent., for £55 current money, two-thirds of two acres with a Water Grist Mill thereunto adjoining and the other one-third after the decease of Jane Munday mother of the said William Munday who is now in possession of part the said Mill which said two acres of land are Scituate one on the north side and one on the south side Gilson Swamp adjoining the said Mill… Signed: Wm. Munday. Witness: John Upshaw, Tho. Coleman, Forest Upshaw. [Essex County Deed Book 24, p1.]

William was the son and Jane the widow of Charles Munday.  Note that Charles Munday never sold the land he inherited from his father so that, having evidently died intestate, it would have been inherited by his eldest son.  His grandson William Munday eventually sold the land in 1782.

6 December 1748
Will: [spelling uncorrected] I Mary Munday  of Essex County in St. Anns parish being Sick and week of body but of Sound and perfect mind and memory…  Item give to my Son James Munday my Still but my Son Thos. Munday to have the use of it to Still his one drink.  Item I give to my Son Thos Munday my horse. Item Give my mare big with fold (sic) between my Son Thos. Mundays two sons James & Thomas. Item I give to my Granddaughter Mary Munday the best feather bead fournature belonging to it.  Item I Give to my two Grandaughters Elizabeth & Frances Munday Each of them a Cow. Item I give to my Granson James Mund one young Star. Item I Give to my Grandaughter Ann Munday a two year heifer.  Item I Give to Elizabeth Johnson one year old Calf.  Item I Give to my granddaughter Urslay Strpt ticking bead and forniture and one pid Cow and my Negro wench bes.  Item I give to my Grandaughter Kathran Munday one fore year old heffer and one horse Colt.  Item I give to my granddaughter Urslar Munday my mare and side Saddle and if either of these my grandchildren Should without Care there parts to the others.  Item I Give my white faced Cow to Elizabeth beven
Item Give all my wearing cloas to my Son James Mundays Wife only one virgene? Cloath Goud  to my Grandaughter Frances Munday and one Strip holland gound to Elizabeth Beven.  Item my desire is that my Corn and wheet be Equally divided between my my two Sons Thomas & James Munday. Item my Desire is my son James Munday may have all my Tobacco. Item I do Give to Elizabeth Bevin my Lume and forniture belonging to it and Eleven Yards of Virgene Cotton and all the money that is dew from William Jones & Mrs Muscoe for weaving I do give to Elizabeth Bevin.  Item I do my Son Thos. anding? Cotton to be divided between my two sons. Item part of what yarn that is Spun to Jean Hambleton.  Item I give my old feather bed & forniture & the other part of my yarn Elizabeth Bevan and I do make make Constitute & appoint my  Son James Munday Execut’r of this my Present last will & Testament Revoking and Disannulling any will or Testaments by me heretofore made and This and no other to be Taking for my Last will and Testament In Testimony whereof I have here unto Set my hand & Seal this Sixth Day of December 1748.  Signed: Mary (her “M” mark) Munday.  Witness: Nicho. Faulconer, Silvanus Tandy.  Proved 17 January 1748/9 by James Munday, Executor, and both witnesses.  James Munday bond. [Essex County Will Book 8, pp126.]

21 February 1748/9
Inventory & appraisement of estate of William Munday deceased returned. by Andrew Anderson, administrator.  Appraisers: Robt. Edmonson, Wm. Compton, Jerin Mitchell (?).  The este consisted on only four items of total value £6:4:0, one gray horse, “the whole wearing appearall”, a fawn skin, and 7 barrels of corn.  [Essex County Will Book 8, p154.  See also Essex County Order Book 15, p242.]

Clearly a very poor man. This is obviously not the same person as William Munday son of Charles Munday.  It is not at all clear who this was, but the appraisers lived in St. Ann’s parish so he apparently belongs somewhere in this Munday family. Andrew Anderson was a merchant in the upper part of At. Ann’s parish, probably was the administrator as the greatest creditor.

21 March 1748/9
In obedience to an order of Essex County court of 17 January 1748, inventory of Mary Munday presented. [Essex County Will Book 8, p189.]

An interesting inventory suggestive of a large family.

22 March 1749/50
Suit: Thomas Munday vs. John Livingston Jr., £4:59 due by account, continued to the next court. [Essex County Order Book 16, p33.]. On 17 April 1750 the Court, after hearing both sides, decided that Thomas Munday was due only 13 shillings and one pence. [Essex County Order Book 16, p76.]

20 March 1749/50
On the petition of John Smith Junr. and his performing what the Law in such Cases requires, a Certificate is Granted him for Obtaining Letters of Administration on the estate of Joseph Munday Deceased…  Bond for the said John… Appraisal ordered…[Essex County Order Book 16, p19.]

17 April 1750
Inventory: Pursuant to an order of Essex County Court of 20 March 1749/50, John Gordon, John Stokes & Silvanus Tandy appraised estate of Joseph Munday dec’d.  No administrator noted.  [Essex County Will Book 8, pp317.].

The value of the estate was not totaled but was quite modest in value, including three beds, two each cows, sheep and hogs, and a variety of household and farm equipment.  

5 October 1751
Release:  I Mary Paget, widow and relict of Ephraim Paget late of Essex County dec’d, to James Munday Senr., for 450 lb. of tobacco yearly, remises and releases her dower right in the lands of her husband.  Signed: Mary Paget, James Munday. Witness: Rich’d Covington, Wm (x) Gordon, Wm. Parker. Acknowledged 21 July 1752. [Essex County Deed Book 26, p97.]

22 August 1750
The action of Trespass on the Case brought by William Munday against James Loyd is Dismist neither party appearing thereto.  [Essex County Order Book 16, p160.]

18 August 1752
Deed: James Munday and Lucy Munday wife of said James, to William Beverley, for £30 current money of Virginia, release their interest in 115 acres “which by a Lease dated the sixth day of May 1744 was by the said Wm. Beverley made unto them…”  Signed: James Munday, Lucy Munday. Witness: John Martin, William Pollard, John Lee. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 26, p101.]
At a court held for Essex County at Tappahannock on the 18th day of August Anno Dom 1752 James Munday and Mary (sic) his wife she being first privately Ex’d by Simon Miller Gent. Personally acknowledged this their deed of Release… [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 26, p102.]

“Mary” is evidently a copying mistake by the clerk — although the clerk was John Lee, one of the witnesses to the deed.

20 May 1753
James Munday witness to Mary Haile’s relinquishment of dower to a sale of land by Thomas Haile and Elizabeth his wife. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 26, pp256–261.]

18 June 1754
Estate Sale: of Joseph Munday dec’d, returned by Joseph Smith, administrator. Sale totaled £9:14:2.   John Smith was a very heavy buyer; other buyers were Jean Munday, John Munday, John Stokes, William & Elizabeth Burn, William Upshaw, Nicholas & Richard Faulconer, Thomas Lloyd, and William Upshaw.  Also listed were a long list of “things sold before administration”, mainly livestock, totaling £25:2:$ and a unspecified item for £10:6:4. bringing the total to £45:2:10.  [Essex County Will Book 9, pp324.]

The bulk of the estate was sold “before the administration”.  That is a bit peculiar, suggesting there may have been a delay in probating the estate. “Jean” was a common spelling of “Jane”.

7 July 1754
Settlement: Estate of Joseph Munday dec’d.  Payments to John Clement, clerk, Col.  Thomas Lee and others. Payments to  for administration of estate and recording fees.  Modest payments to Wm. Davis, Richard Munday, James Munday, John Merritt and Francis Waring.  Total outlay only £8:8:9.   [Essex County Will Book 10, pp4.]

4 December 1755
Poll of freeholders for election of Burgesses:  Thomas Munday, Stephen Munday, James Munday and William Munday voted.  [Essex County Deed Book 27, pp248.]

26 March 1756
Deed: Jane Munday to John Lee, both of Essex County, for 2,000 lb. of tobacco in two casks in hand, “all her Right Thirds of Dower which she now hath or doth pretend any claim unto of and in one Water Grist Mill and two acres of Land… which the sd. John Lee now possesses and which was purchased of Maj’r William Roane…” Signed: Jane (her mark) Munday. Witness: James Gray, Silvanus Tandy, Thomas Faulconer, T. Waring, W. Roane.  Acknnnowled 12 June by Jane Munday. [Essex County Deed Book 27, p247.]

8 October 1760
James Munday among several persons, some from Essex County, claiming rewards for “taking up runaways”. [H. R. McIlwaine, ed., Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1758-1761, p186.]

22 September 1762
Administration of the Estate of James Munday Dec’d is granted to Lucy Munday his Widow in due form and the said Lucy with John Clements Gen. her Security acknowledged their Bond for the said Lucy her due and faithful administration…  Appraisal ordered… [Essex County, Virginia, Order Book 24, p150.]

Note; Order Books from Book 25 onward generally have many mentions of Mundays. Only those records with some potential genealogical value are transcribed or abstracted below.

5 November 1762
Thomas Munday among several persons claiming rewards for “taking up runaways and for sundry public Services”. [H. R. McIlwaine, ed., Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1761-1765, p75.]

On page 56 is the brief notation that claims of Thomas Munday and others were referred to the next session of the Assembly.

17 September 1765
Suit: John Corrie, surviving partner of Gilchrist & Corrie, against Lucy Munday, in debt.  Court found for the plaintiff, judgement for £8:7:1.  [Essex County Order Book 26, p63.]

There was at least one subsequent suit against the estate, in 1767.  Her inability to settle debts combined with the need to support small children may account for the lengthy delay in settling the estate. Also note that plaintiffs sued for twice the amount actually owed so the suit was actually for twice the amount of the judgement.

19 January 1767
Inventory: Estate of James Munday deceased by  John Edmundson, Henry Perkins & James Banks.  Not totaled, but included five slaves, a still, farming and household materials.  [Essex County Will Book 12, p258-260.]

22 November 1767
Mortgage Deed:  Lucy Munday to James Mills, Merchant of the County of Middlesex,  for £20 current money of Virginia now die with legal interest on the same from 20th March 1763 from the said Lucy Munday to the said James Mills, 260 acres more or less adjoining the lands of James Banks, John Clements, and William Dunn (son of the inspector William Dunn)… 130 acres of which land Lucy Munday Heired(?) by the death of a brother, the other 130 acres was bought (by her husband James Munday) of her sister Peggy Paggett…”  [provided that if Lucy Munday should pay the said £20 on or before 20th October next, then this indenture is null and void; if she fails to pay the land to be sold to the highest bidder and Lucy to retain the excess after the debt is paid.]  Signed: Lucy Munday.  Witness: James Lang, Henry Clements, Phileman Gatewood, John Corrie. Recorded 20 June 1768. [Essex County Deed Book 30, p185.]

15 February 1768
Court: On the motion of John Boughan, James Croxton and Thomas Chilton: ordered that John Edmondson, James Booker, Thomas Wood and James Banks or any three of them do settle the administration of James Munday and divide and allot the estate according to law. [Essex County Order Book 27, p45.]

15 February 1768
Guardianship:  John Boughan is appointed guardian to Lucy and Elizabeth Munday, two of the orphans of James Munday deceased… [Essex County Order Book 27, p45.]

This immediately followed the entry above.

15 September 1769
Poll of freeholders for election of Burgesses for Essex County:  Only Stephen Munday and Jas. Munday voted. [Essex County Deed Book 30, p319-325.]

16 October 1769
Inventory: Pursuant to an order of Court 20 June 1769…  Estate of Thomas Munday deceased by Samuel Davis, Richard Noell, and Thomas Sale.  Not totaled but appears to be less than £40; iIncluded modest assortment of livestock, three beds, other goods.  [Essex County Will Book 12 pp324.]

4 March 1774
Marriage:  “Major Boughan and Lucy his wife who was Lucy Monday was married the 4th March 1774” [Boughan family Bible, Virginia State Archives]

19 June 1775
Deed: Major Boughan and Lucy his wife of Essex County to Matthew Mackhan of Essex County for £40, 58 acres of land in Essex County adjacent to Nathaniel Dunn, John Boughan, Thomas Wood, and Elizabeth Munday. [Essex County, Virginia, Deed Book 31, p244–245.]

14 December 1771
Estate Division:  “We the subscribers have met & examined sundry vouchers & papers produced by Lucy Munday adm’x & widow of James Munday dec’d… expenses in raising and maintaining the children & negroes after deducting the several demands against the sd. decedant amount to the full value of the personal estate& therefore we made division thereof. We also have divided the negroes among the several children as well as the money arising from the same of the negroes Cork and Lilley as follows viz’t: to John Bougham who married Ursula, Nan valued at £35 & to receive of the negro money £14:0:4 ¾… to Thomas Shelton who married Katherine, the moiety of negro Harry valued to £30 & to receive of the negroes money £19:0:4 ¾… to Jas. Croxton who married Mary the moiety of negro Harry valued to £30 & to receive of the negroes money £19:0:4 ¾…to Lucy Munday the moiety of negro General valued to £30 & to receive of the negroes money £19:0:4 ¾… and to Betty Munday the moiety of negro General valued to £30 & to receive of the negroes money £19:0:4 ¾…  We also have with the assistance of Richard Brown surveyor divided the lands between the sd. five daughters… by James Booker, Thomas Wood, James Banks.  Presented in court 16 December 1771  [Essex County Deed Book 30, pp508.]

30 January 1771
Land Partition: “Observations and Dimensions of 294 acres of Land lying in the Parish of South Farnham in the County of Essex and on the branches of Piscataway Creek, it being part of the Estate of James Munday and Lucy his wife (Dec’d) to which the sd. James & Lucy Leaving five Daughters They being coheirs the sd. Land is Equally Divided among them… A plat showing divisions as follows is on p507 and described on p508:
58¾ acres left for Thos. Shelton & Katherine his wife – which included the house
58¾ acres drawn by James Croxton & Mary his wife
58¾ acres drawn by W. Roane for Lucy Munday
58¾ acres drawn by W. Roane for Betsy Munday
58¾ acres drawn by John Bougham & Ursula his wife
[Essex County Deed Book 30, pp506.]

19 May 1773
Mortgage Deed: James Davis Jr. to William Webb witnessed by Thomas Sale, Wm T. Gray, James Munday. [Essex County Deed Book 31, p147.]

25 June 1773
Mortgage Deed:  Stephen Munday to Archibald Ritchie, for £42:5:2, 140 acres “whereon I now live which contains 140 acres left to me by my father Joseph Munday which said land joins upon the lands of Jean (Jane) Munday, James Stokes and Benjamin Smith… provided nevertheless… that if the said Stephen Munday do and shall well and truly pay or cause to be paid unto the said Archibald Ritchie… on or before the first day of October next,,, the sale hereby made to be void… Signed: Stephen (his “T” mark) Munday. Witness: Jos. Williamson, Thos. Hannay?, John Stith.  At a court at Tappahannock on 16 November 1773 this indenture ws proved by the oaths of Jos. Williamson and Thos. Hannay? and ordered to be recorded.  On 20 December 1773  it was fully proved ny the oath of John Stith the third witness.[Essex County Deed Book 31, p143.]

Stephen Munday evidently never made good on the debt.

29 January 1777
Deed:  James Munday and Mary his wife to Robert Beverley, for £30 currency, 60 aces in the parish of St. Ann’s bounded as followeth, beginning at a small red oak a corner tree to sd. Beverleys land thence running with his line S80E 110p to a red oak standing close on a branch side, thence down the sd. branch its several meanders 60p the mouth of the sd. Monday’s Spring Branch, thence running up the sd. Spring Branch 52p to a large stooping treee on a point of high land thence running W 56p to a peach tree standing in an old field thence S65W 55p to a red oak standing in the sd. Beverley’s line thence N15E 108p to the beginning… Signed: James Munday, Mary (her mark) Munday.  Witness: Wm, Sale, John Stokes, John Whitlock.  Proved 21 July 1777 by the three witnesses.. [Essex County Deed Book 31, p332.]

17 March 1777
Deed: John Boughan and Ursuley his wife to Edmund Dunn, all of Essex County, for £50, 58 acres in South Farnham parish on the north side of Dunns Mill Swamp “which said land John Boughan got by his wife in marriage… beginning at a corner red oak of Elizabeth Mundays….”   Signed: John Boughanm Ursula (her mark) Boughan.  No witnesses.   [Essex County Deed Book 31, p300.]

22 March 1780
Jury including James Munday empaneled to determine whether William Waddrop is a British citizen…  [Essex County Deed Book 31, p512.] James Munday also was also a witness to a deed by Humphrey Davis a month earlier on 14 February 1780 [Ibid., p499.]

18 October 1780
Will: I  Jane Munday of the County of Essex and parish of St. ans, very weak and low but of perfect sense and sound memory… I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Catharine Munday daughter of Susannah Critindon my negro girl Jude… I lend all the rest of my estate to be equally divided amongst my three daughters Hannah Davis, Sarah Lane, and Susannah Crittendon during their lives and and (sic) after their deaths I give and bequeath each of their parts I lent them followeth, I.E. my daughter Hannah Davis part and my daughter Sarah Lanes part I give to my three granddaughters Jane Lane, Sarah Lane, and Molly Lane to be equally divided amongst them…   I give my daughter Susannah Critenden’s part I lent her to her daughter Catherine… [If any of the four grandchildren should die, their share to be divided among the survivors]. I constitute and appoint my worth friends Mr. John Upshaw, Mr. Thomas Sale, and William Webb executors…  Signed: Jane (x) Munday.  Witness: John Walker, Stephen (his “T” mark) Munday.   Proved in court 20 September 1784 by John Walker “who also made oath that he saw Stephen Munday (now dec’d) subscribe the same.  William Webb qualified as executor.  [Essex County Will Book 13, pp441..]

18 February 1782
Deed: William Munday of the County of Dutches(sic) in the State of New York to John Upshaw of parish of South Farnham in the County of Essex, for £80 specie current money of Virginia, 150 acres “one certain tract of land situate on the North Side of Gilson’s Swamp & is the plantation whereon Charles Munday, Grandfather of the sd. William party to these presents formerly lived & had the actual right of possession thereof by a device in the last will & testament of his father Thomas Munday & now is in the tenure of Jane Munday widow & relict of the sd. Charles Munday by virtue of her dower… [metes and bounds follow, mentioning Saw Pit Branch, the fence of James Stokes, and the Desert Swamp]. Signed: Will. Munday. Witness: __ threshly, Thos. Carnal, William Fisher, James Upshaw. [Essex County Deed Book 32, pp85.]

Was William Munday located in Dutchess County (north of New York City) because he was in the military?  There are no deeds to William Munday in Dutchess County and he was apparently back in Essex County for the settlement of his mother’s estate in 1794.  He seems very likely to have been the same William Munday who served in the Revolution in New York.

Tax List taken by William Roane (white tithes – cattle – horses)
  James Munday 1 – 3 – 3  plus 8 slaves
  Mrs. Jane Munday 0 – 3 – 2 plus 9 slaves
  Thos. Munday 1 – 3 – 1
  Stephen Munday 1 – 11 – 5

1 March 1783
Deed: Stephen Munday & Rachel his wife of St. Ann’s parish in the County of Essex to Joshua Long of same, for £16:10 Virginia, 50 acres on the north side of Gilson’s Creek… beginning at a maple on the edge of sd. Creek, thence across a point of land to a new made corner white oak thence down a branch to an ash stop thence to a white oak near sd. Long’s house, thence to a persimmon tree thence to a dogwood thence to a willow on the edge of a branch thence across a point of land to a white oak thence to a small branch & down the same to Gilson’s Creek aforesaid & up the same to the beginning… Signed: Stephen (his “T” mark) Munday, Rachel (x) Munday. Witness: James Jones, Jos. Greenstead, John Whitlock.  Proved 18 August 1783 by the witnesses and Rachel relinquished her dower interest. [Essex County Deed Book 32, pp159.]

Tax List: Precinct 5 (taken by William Roane)
  Stephen Munday  2 whites >21 + 1 slave, 10 cattle, 2 horses
  Jane Munday  no whites, 9 slaves, 8 cattle, 2 horses
James Munday
   1 white >21, 6 slaves, 9 cattle, 3 horses
  Thomas Munday  1 white >21, 2 cattle, 2 horses.
Precinct 3:
  Micajah Munday 1 white>21, 2 slaves, 3 cattle

7 August 1783
Deed of Gift: Jane Munday, widow, of St Ann’s parish, deed of gift to “her granddaughter Jan(e) Lane of the same parish and County” of “a Certain Negro Child named Isaac”. Signed: Jane (her mark) Munday. Witness: William Webb, John Pagett, Hannah (x) Davis, Jno. Lane. Proved by witnesses on 18 August 1783. [Essex County Deed Book 32, pp162.]

Jane Munday was taxed on a total of 9 slaves in 1782.

7 September 1783
Will: I Stephen Monday of Essex County being sick and weak of body but of perfect since and sound memory… Item, I lend to my beloved wife Rachal Monday all my hole estate real and personal _____ during her remaining my widow and at her Deth I lend to my daughter Elizabeth Monday 30 acres of land as long as she remains unmarried, all the remainder of my land after the Deth of my wife I give to my two suns Jeremiah Munday and Benjamin Haile Munday and also the 30 acres of land that I lent to my daughter Elizabeth Munday after her decease or marriage. I give to my two suns Jeremiah Munday and Benjamin Haile Munday the Hole of my land to be equally divided between them…afater my wife decease or marredg all the residue of my estate not heretofore given to be equally divided amongst all my children except my two suns Jeremiah Monday and Benjamin Hail Monday.  I appoint my friend Merriday Brown Exec’r to this my last will and testament… Signed: Stephen (his mark) Munday.  Witness: James Jones, Hannay (x) Davis, Merriday Brown.  Proved 21 June 1784.  [Essex County Will Book 13, p430.]

Interesting spelling in this document. I may not have done it justice.

3 May 1784
Deed of Gift: Jane Munday of St. Ann’s parish to “my loving daughter Hannah Davis of the same  parish & Count” one Negro Child named Lille…Signed: Jane (her mark) Munday. Witness: Mary Whichlock, John Grafton, Janey (x) Grafton. Proved by witnesses 20 September 1784.  [Essex County Deed Book 32, pp252.]

This was proved at the same court as Jane Munday’s will. 

21 June 1784
Will of Stephen Munday proved by the oaths of James Jones and Hannah Davis , certificate issued to Merriday Brown, executor — see 7 September 1783.  Thomas Sale, James Munday, Caleb Noel & James Stokes or any three of them ordered to appraise the estate.   [Essex County Order Book 30, p14.]

20 September 1784
Will of Jane Munday proved by oaths of John Walker who also made oath that he saw Stephen Munday (now dec’d) subscribe the same as a witness.  Certificate granted to William Webb, executor. Richard Hill, Richard Stokes, James Munday & James Stokes or any three perform appraisal — see 18 October 1780 [Essex County Order Book 30, p52.]

Tax List: Precinct 5
  Thos. Munday  1 white >21, 1 horse, 4 cattle
  James Munday   1 white >21, 6 slaves, 3 horses, 8 cattle
  Rachel Munday  2 horses, 8 cattle
  Benjamin Haile Munday 1 white, 2 horses, 4 cattle
Precinct 3:
  Micajah Munday – 1 white>21, 3 slaves, 2 horses

21 February 1785
Inventory:  Pursuant to an order of the court 20 September 1784, the inventory and appraisement  of the estate of Jane Munday was returned; estate valued at £410:0:1  three-fourths of which was eh value of her nine slaves.   Appraisers: James Stokes, James Munday, Richard Stokes.   [Essex County Will Book 13, pp459.]

17 October 1785
Deed:Thomas Fauntleroy to Micajah Munday, both of Essex County, for £147, 147 acres “beginning at two oak bushes and a pine corner to Erasmus Jones, thence along the road joining the land of the said Fauntleroy… lands of William Webb… along the line known by the name of Sullivans… dividing line between Jones and the said Munday… Signed: Thomas Fauntleroy. No witnesses. Acknowledged 17 October 1785  [Essex County Deed Book 33, p362.]

3 August 1786
Mortgage Deed: Jeremiah Munday of the parish of St. Anns and Essex County to James Jones of same, ,for £8 (£4:18 now and £3:2 in one month), 37 ¾ acres adjoining James Stokes, Hail Munday, John Whitlock and Spencer Roane “upon the following conditions..” [that Jeremiah Munday can buy the property back with a payment of £8 with interest except no interest will be due for the years when James Jones works the land,]  Signed: Jeremiah Munday. Witness: Abner Cox Junior, Abner Cox, John Loyde (sic), James Thomas.  Acknowledgement of receipt of £8 in two payments.  Proved 16 October and 18 December by witnesses. [Essex County Deed Book 33, pp24.]

12 April 1790
Will: Ambrose Greenhill of Essex County… If Mrs. Ann Upshaw survives me I do lend to her during her life my man Tom and my boy Isaac, my riding chair and my horses that I may have on her plantation, all my household furniture & crop made upon her plantation (etc. etc.)… at her decease I do give my chair to Mrs. Ann Lane, the above named Tom and Isaac I do give to Ben Haile Munday all the above named articles not given I do give to Ben Haile Munday… I do lend to my sister Martha Faulconer my woman named Charlotte and a boy named Dixon, at her decease I do give the said Charlotte and Dixon to her son Nicholas… to my sister Susannah Grafton during her life my woman named Bathsheba at her death I do give the said Bathsheba to her son Ambrose Greenhill Grafton… to my sister Rosannah Fuller during her life my girl named Dinah at her decease I do give the said Dinah to her son Thomas Greenhill Cole…I do give Rosey Fuller daughter of Richard Fuller and Rosannah his wife my Lot in Hobbs Hole… I do give to Ambrose Greenhill Munday son of James Munday my girl named Sarah… I do lend to Ben Haile Munday my land in King William County and four Negroes vista. Will, Nelson, Job & Tarregin(?) during his life after his death I give the above land and slaves to his son Harrison Munday… I do give to City Waggoner wife of Reuben Eaggoner my woman named Judy…(etc. etc.) … all my estate not named I do give to Ben Haile Munday and I do nominate & appoint him my whole and sole executor…  Signed: Ambrose Greenhilll. Witness: Jno. Greensteed, William Moody, John Cook. [Essex County Will Book 15, p188.]

24 August 1790
Codicil: Ambrose Greenhill revokes certain bequests to Martha Faulconer and to Ben Haile Munday and his son Harrison Munday in order to … I do give the said Negroes Dixon & Job also ten head of Hoggs, five head of sheep and a bay horse called Nancy & her colts to my nephew James Munday son of Stephen Munday… Signed: Ambrose Greenhill. Witness: W, Latane, Mace Clements. [Essex County Will Book 15, p189.]

22 July 1790
Deed: Benjamin Fisher & Suca his wife to William Webb, Erasmus Jones, John Fogg, & Micajah Munday (Constituted Trustees for the Baptist Society) one acres :on the south side of the road corner to Mr. John Upshaw & the said William Webb”.  [Essex County Deed Book 33, p267.]

15 February 1791
Deed: Jeremiah Munday to Benjamin Haile Munday, both of Essex County, for £39:8:4, “which his father Stephen Munday dec’d gave him by Will containing 49 acres…” in St. Ann’s parish “beginning at a marked burch corner to Benjamin H. Munday and Jeremiah Munday on the banks of Jilsons [Gilson’s] run thence on the banks of the said run to the mouth of the saw pit branch …”  Signed: Jeremiah Munday. Witness: Lemuel Crittendon, John Gordon, Charles (x) Clark. Proved 18 July 1791 by the witnesses. [Essex County Deed Book 33, p320.]

13 August 1792
Chancery Case Depositions — Summary:  On 10 July 1790 John Long sued James Munday in Caroline County court  over a longstanding debt of £10:15:9.  In response James Munday declared that “on settlement of his guardian accounts with his brothers and sisters with John Long a guardian of his half brothers by a second marriage of his father” he was indebted to Long “as their guardian” in the amount of £29:10:1.  James Munday executed a bond to Long in that amount.  He paid part of the debt by performing carpentry work or by paying off other debts owed by Long to others and exchanged the original bond for a new one dated 10  February 1764 in the amount of the remaining balance of £10:15:9.  The parties disagreed over whether any or all the debt had subsequently been satisfied either through work performed by Munday or through Munday paying a debts owed by Long to others.
On 13 August 1792 several depositions were taken in Caroline County from witnesses.  Benjamin Robinson deposed that upon the death of Catherine Long, John Long became indebted to him in the sum of £5 which “about two or three years afterwards” James Munday effectively paid by discounting Robinson’s debt to Munday in that amount.
Benjamin Munday deposed that “about the year 1769… short time after this Deponent came of age he & his brother Edmund Munday applied to the Defendant John Long, who had acted as their guardian, for the money due him from his father’s estate, that the Defendant (Long) paid each of them the sum of £20 sterling telling them that was the principal sum” but that the interest would have to wait until he could raise it. Benjamin Munday deposed that he asked about the bond by James Munday and Long told him at the time that James Munday had paid his debt and “owed him not a farthing”.  In response to a question Benjamin Munday declared that “he believes (Catherine Long) died about the year 1762 or 1763 but cannot be certain”.
{Caroline County Appeals and Land Causes 1777-1807, p237-242.]

1 March 1794
Deed: John Gordon and Milly his wife to Benjamin H. Munday , for £44:10, 71 acres in St. Ann’s parish whereon the said John Gordon doth now live… Beginning at Stokes line corner to James Younger… Signed: John Gordon, Milly *x) Gordon. WItness: James Fogg, Stephen (Ix) Munday, Benj, Stokes. Proved 15 September 1794.   [Essex County Deed Book 34, p97.]

25 July 1794
Estate Settlement:  Pursuant to an order of court dated 25 January 1793, we the subscribers being appointed have settled the executorship of William Webb to Jane Munday estate as followeth:  To Archibald Ritchies acct £75:3:9; to Richard Lane acct. £27:10:3; £3:14;0  (1/6) each to Edm’d Munday, Robt. Crittendon, Hannah Davis; and “John Lane’s proportionable part of said Negroes”; To (2/6) £7:8:0 “of what Robbin (the slave) sold for pde(?) of William Munday“…
Debits totaled £184:12:7 of which £32:0:0 was William Webb’s expenses as executor.
Under “Credits” was listed amount of sale £589:15:3 of which apparently all but £184:12:7 was previously distributed. Under “Due the Estate” were three identical items £0:12:7 “to paid (⅓)” each Richard Crittendon, Hannah Davis and John Lane.
“We the subscribers met and and divided and settled the estate between the Legatees they being present and received each of them their part in Negroes. We also find that the said Estate at that time stood indebted to Mr. John Lane one of the legatees and by the consent of the other legatees the just sum of £5:15:9, given under our hands. Signed: Jo. Reynolds, Thomas Sale, Benj’a Fisher.  [Essex County Will Book 15, pp113.]

21 December 1794
Deed: Thomas Fauntleroy Henry Dunn & Mary his wife to Micajah Munday, for £52:16;3,   42 ¼  acres …beginning at a red oak new made corner to John Whitlock… to the road thence up the road 16p to a small pine new made corner to said Whitlock & along the said road 1¼p to Thomas Dunn’s corner white oak… at the old road thence along the said road…  Signed: Thos,. Fauntleroy, H, Dunn, Mary (x) Dunn. Witness: W. Valville Dunn, James Clarkson, John Whitlock. [Essex County Deed Book 34, pp229.]

20 October 1795
Bond: Benjamin Hale Munday as executor of Ambrose Greenhill. [Essex County Will Book 15, p113.]

He was subsequently administrator of Jon Fogg and George Ingram (see Will Book 16, p127 and p132)