I have posted the deeds as relating to George HESKETT who was of Essex
County, MA. His daughter, Mary, married John DANIEL the Shipwright of
Charleston, who was supposedly from a completely different family than the
The following Charleston, SC deeds are also important. Notice the name
RUSS in these deeds. Jonathan and Thomas RUSS were the children of John
RUSS and Deborah OSGOOD, also of Essex County, MA -- the same location the
HESKETS were from. Thomas RUSS was Jonathan's brother, both born in Essex
County, MA (Boston).
Guess who Jonathan's daughter, Elizabeth RUSS married? Robert DANIELL
IV. Interesting, isn't it?
That John DANIEL, JP did not escape my notice, either?
1-176=K-266 19 & 20 Feb 1730 John (his mark) St. Martin, carpenter, to
Landgrave Robert Daniell, both of Berkeley Co., for £400 currency, 140a in
Berkeley Co., where John St. Martin lives, bounding N on Jonathan Russ; S on
a creek of Wando River; E on marshes of Wando; W on Richard Beresford &
Jonathan Russ. Wit: William Weekley, Henry Bossard. Before John Daniel, J.P.
Jacob Motte, Register.
1-176=K-270 19 Feb 1730 Thomas Russ, planter, & Mary his wife, to Landgrave
Robert Daniel, both of Berkeley Co., for 5sh currency, 590a in Berkeley Co.,
bounding NE on Mr. Secar; S on Richard Beresford; SW on David Russ. Wit:
Isaac Lesesne, James Stewart, Robert How.
John R. Clarke