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FUSHIA COLOR IS MINE AND PEGS RELATIONS
BLUE IS CLUES TO HUDSON JOHNSON
GREEN IS KNOWN MICHAEL JOHNSON DNA INFORMATION AND CONNECTING INORMATION

Haplogroup I  -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe  Group White Oak http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i.html#Group_White_Oak

Purple is my Cousin Joe Matlock’s Research

Maroon is connecting of Johnson surname researcher to A. Euell Johnson

Haplogroup I  -The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe. Haplogroup I dates to 23,000 years ago or longer. Lineages not in branches I1a, I1b or I1c are found distributed at low frequency throughout Europe Group Sessile Oak http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i.html

 

Olive is the DNA LINE of Leonard Johnson and Todd Johnson

Haplogroup I2A -This subgroup of Haplogroup I is found within the Balkans countries at it's greatest frequency and diversity. These countries probably harbored this subset of Haplogroup I as a refuge during the Last Glacial Maximum. Group Norway Spruce  http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/haplogroup.i1b.html

 

Lime is the Color assigned to this DNA GROUP OF JOHNSON RESEARCHERS and will be added to Current Files of Johnson and Allied Families in Faquier Co. Va. Halifax Co. Va. Pittsylvania Co. Granville Co. NC

 

Haplogroup R1b1   -Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype . Group Elm

 

Julian Bentley Johnson Jerry Johnson <nodigits@sbcglobal.net> James Granville Johnson <bobmastr@zipnet.us> Judy: For William Thomas Johnson  <jmje36@aol.com>Floyd Junior Johnson: Ronald K. Johnson<jronson@msn.com>

 

 

Gold is the Color for descendants of Colonel Richard Johnson

 

Turquoise is the DNA of Jeffery Michael Johnson

Haplogroup E3a - Haplogroup E3a is an Africa lineage. It is currently hypothesized that this haplogroup dispersed south from northern Africa within the last 3,000 years, by the Bantu agricultural expansion. E3a is also the most common lineage among African Americans

 

My Notes On This Group: The Roman Empire was the first to use troops all over the world they left blood groups ever where they went from Countries of Africa to England: The Roman Empire was one of the VAST spreading Empires in the World to first use troops of other Countries it conquered. The use of using other troops from Conquered Countries spread with each developing Empire.

 

Red is the County lines and Parish Lines: These lines can and will change people in a County or in a Parish. This is to serve as a Time line to show changes, in lines or in changes where families moved to from this area.

 

Notes: Some Quaker dates have been translated Before the 1752 calendar change, the first month of the year was March. The correct date is inserted
before the quoted excerpts below. 
From: Mary E. Stewart  

 

In 1752 the new year began to be counted from Jan 1. Before that it ran from March 26-March 25, Julian Calender changed. So a date in July 1750 would be earlier in the same "year" as one in Feb 1750 (which once 1752 rolled around, would be thought of as the next year). From: Barbara Schenck

 

Rose Color is for Haplogroup R1b1   -Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype . Researchers matching this DNA ARE; James Russell Johnson, Samuel Frank Johnson, C. Thomas Johnson and Stephen Alexander Johnson http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~hjohnson/Pedigrees/1195_et_all.htm.

Haplogroup E3b1a -  This lineage is estimated to have originated in north-eastern Africa about 23,000 years ago. Some of its branches exited Africa during the Paleolithic, and today it can be found in Europe, the Middle East, and north and east Africa: DNA Of Researcher Brett Johnson

 

Haplogroup R1bi is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re colonized after the last glaciail maximum 10-13 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroups containing the Atlantic modal haplotype: Group is Aspen; Color is Light Orange Researchers are Jane Johnson Williams, James Johnson born Ca 1718 died 1785 Brunswick Co. Va.

 

Haplo groups R1b-R1b1C is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded through out Europes as humans re colonized after the las glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroups containing the Atlantic modal haplotype. Group is Black Oak: Color is Brown: Researcher is Dean Johnston: Thomas Johnson reside Pits.Co Va 1776 moved to Washington Co.

 

These files come from numerous Johnson-Johnston-Johnstone-Jonson-Jonston researchers and Sent to Tony L. Johnson who compiled the information” Please share with Other researchers”

                      

Report made by Tony L. Johnson a descendant of Hudson Johnson and Agness Johnson of Bartons Creek, Dickson Co. Tn, Big Creek Hawkins Co Tn and Buffalo Creek of Henry Co.Va.

Bruton Parish and Middleton Parish in York CO and James City Co available record http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/misc/parish1.txt 1662-1797

Blissland Parish in New Kent Co and James City available records 1721-1786 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/misc/parish1.txt

 

 

JOHNSON AND ALLIED FAMILIES OF BACK RIVER

 

 

1619: Neck-of-Land was a leading suburb of Jamestown that prospered during the second quarter of the 17th century. The artifacts recovered from the site indicated it was occupied from ca. 1630-50. Historical records included details of Richard Buck's 1619 patent on 750 acres of land at Neck-of-Land, bounded by Mill Creek on the east, Back River on the south, and Powhatan Creek on the west. It is unlikely that Reverend Buck himself lived at Neck-of-Land, residing instead at Jamestown. Upon Buck's death in 1624, the property passed into the hands of a caretaker and guardian of his children, Richard Kingsmill. In 1635, Thomas Crump, husband of Richard Buck's eldest daughter Elizabeth, acquired the 500 acres directly to the north of the original 750-acre Buck land patent. Buck's eldest son Gercian attained his majority in the early 1630s, and in 1636 purchased the 500 acres from his brother-in-law. Through this acquisition and the inheritance of his father's Neck-of-Land property, Gercian amassed a contiguous 1,250 acre tract of land. Two years later, the youngest buck sibling, Peleg, inherited the entire property upon Gercian's death. Peleg held the land until his own demise in 1642, whereupon Elizabeth Crump assumed ownership until 1654. Archaeological and historical research strongly suggested that the Reverend Buck's children and their guardians, overseers, and kin were the series of resident and non-resident owners at 44JC568 from ca. 1630-50. http://www.esva.net/ghotes/cobb/cobbpage.htm

 

Richard Buck
Mill Creek

Neck-of-Land

Richard Kingsmill

Powhatan Creek

Gercian Buck

Peleg Buck

Elizabeth Crump

 

1624 Jan 12 John JOHNSON, yoeman and ancient planter of James City 100 acrew, his first person divident, where of 15 acres is situated on the east the Backe River etc and 85 acres are upon a small branch of Achcers Hope Creek, parting the same from the main devdt of Ensign William Spencer.
Upon the back of said land fee rent 1 shilling for every 50 acres. Note: the former patent granted by Sir George Yeardly is to be accounted void.
http://gedcom.surnames.com/burgess_jim/np77.htm

 

1624 Jan 12: JOHN JOHNSON I –an ancient planter and yeoman, patented 15 acres abutting the Back River in the Northeastern portion of Jamestown Island, a farmstead he made his home. He received the initial title to his acreage from Governor George Yeardley between 1619 and 1621.

 

Simultaneously, he received 85 acres of land in Archer’s Hope, to the west of Archer’s Hope (College) Creek. Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

On February 16, 1624, John Johnson I, wife Ann I, and their two children, Ann II and John II were living on their rural land in the eastern part of Jamestown Island. In 1624 John Johnson I made three appearances before the General Court. Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

1624 April 12th he acknowledged a debt to John Hall for some clothing he had purchased and for Hall’s serving as his substitute in a march against the Indians. Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

1624 Aug 16: John Johnson was ordered to put a new roof on the dwelling of his neighbor, the late Ensign William Spence, and to repair Spence’s fence. Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

1624 Dec 13: John Johnson  went to court alleging that John Hall had killed his hog. However, it was determined that Johnson previously had slain four of Hall’s swine. Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

1624 Nov 3: Bartolomew Hoskins: 100 acres on Back River, in Corporation of Elizabeth City and Beg. & c. westward upon a creek that divideth the same from the land of Peter Arundell: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 3 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Notes: Bartholmew Hoskins

1660:AGES OF LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY PEOPLE

BY CHARLES F. McINTOSH

Abstracted from Depositions found in Books A, B, C and D (1637-1665) in the Norfolk County Clerk's Office.  The ages in almost all instances are followed by the words "thereabouts".(1637-1663)

Hoskins Bartholomew             "  60   "   1660

 

Hoskins Bartholomew            

Notes: Peter Arundell

 

1624: Nov 8: Peter Arundell:” Of Buck Roe”: Elizabeth City County: 200 acres in the Corporation of Elizabeth City upon the Back River and abutting Northward upon the main land tending towards the head of Southampton River: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 44 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives.

 

1624 Dec 2: Sir George Yeardly Knight: James City County 7 acres 1 rod with in the Pe.cinsts of James City and abutteth Northerly upon the Back River, southly upon the ground of Capt. Roger Smith: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 45 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Sir George Yeardly Knight

Capt. Roger Smith

 

1625 Jan 24: When a muster was taken of Jamestown Island’s inhabitants on January 24, 1625, John Johnson I, wife Ann I, daughter Ann II (age 4) and son John II (age1) were living in a household that included maidservant Ann Kean. quoted from Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

 

1625  NECK OF LAND - near "James Citty"
This area, like a peninsula and bounded on three sides by marsh, is just across Back River from
Jamestown Island. In 1625 there were a number of houses and 25 persons were living here. The settlement had close community ties to "James Citty" and sent representatives to the General Assembly there.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamescity/history/natlparktxt

 

1625 May When a list of patented land was sent back to England in May 1625, John Johnson I was credited with 200 acres. A contemporary document indicates that he had received his acreage on the basis of a court order. quoted from Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

1627 "neck bounde on E with marsh parting this from land of John Johnson, W on marshe called Tuckers Hole, N on back river & S. on highway leading to black point. Additional … S on land of Mary Holland, wife of Gabriell, N on land of John Johnson, E on marsh W comeing neare unto land of Thomas Passmore" patent to John Southerne Nov. 1627 CPv1

 

Tuckers Hole

black point.

Mary Holland, wife of Gabriell Holland,

Thomas Passmore

John Southerne

1627 Nov 1: John Southerne: James City County: 24 acres in the Island of James City, being a neck of land east. With the Marsh part. G the same from the Land of John Johnson: Source Land Office Patents # 1 1623-1643 volume 1& 2 pg 55 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

John Southerne

Notes: Below Blunt Point. Captain John Hurlestone [100]. Robert Hutchins
[100]. John Southerne [40]. Sir Francis Wyatt [500]. Morris Thomson
[150]. John Salford [100]. Pharaoh Flinton [150]. Lieutenant Giles
Arlington [100]. William Bentley [50]. Thomas Godby [100].     The Complete Book of Emigrants, 1607-1776 Undated 1607. List of first settlers at Jamestown Island, Virginia, in 1607  as noted by Captain John Smith:
http://www.phc.igs.net/~gordpace/lines/fact0010.htm                    

Notes: 1619: The first Virginia Assembly gathered on July 30, 1619 under Governor George Yeardley. The Assembly was involved in the legislation of the colony with the Virginia Company until the company’s charter was revoked in 1624.

The members of the Virginia Assembly responsible for the document were: Francis Wyatt, George Sandis, John Pott, John Powntis, Roger Smith, Raphe Hamor, William Tucker, William Peerce, Rawley Croshaw, Samuel Mathews, Jabez Whittaker, John Wilcom, Nicholas Marten, Edward Blany, Isack Madisone, Clement Dilke, Luke Boyse, John Utie, John Chew, Richard Stephens, John Southerne, Samuel Sharpe, Henry Watkins, Nathanell Causey, Richare Bigge, Richard Kingswell, John Pollington, Robert Addams, Gabriell Holland, and Thomas Marlott.  http://wwww.americanjourneys.org/aj-084/summary/index.asp

Notes: 1624 Jan 3:  From the Journal of the House of Burgesses, Colony of Virginia; page 40. John Southerne is sworne and exam sayeth, th' Mr. Nicholas Hide borrowed of John Elysone thirty shillings for one yeare; page 55 April 25, 1625, Yt is ordered ... that John Elysone be heare the same dye.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/d/a/v/Billie-G-Davis/GENE18-0035.html

 

Notes : 1627  John Southern, who came about the same time. Apparently the same "John Southerne, Gent." was granted 24 acres on the "Island of James City" in 1627, in partial payment of the 50 acres due him for having transported William Soane over on the "Georg" in 1621.     

 

Notes: 1627 Nov. 1,"John Southerne, Gent. of James City, 24 acres in the Island of James City p. 55. 12 acres thereof being a neck bounded on the E. with a marsh parting this from land of John Johnson, W. on a marsh called Tuckers Hole, N. on the back river and S. on the highway leading to black point; 12 acres lying neare adj. to the former, S. on land of Mary Holland, the wife of Gabriel Holland, N. on land of John Johnson, E. on a marsh and W. comeing neare unto land of Thomas Passmore; to be accounted parte of his first devdt. of 50 acres due for trans. of William Soane who came in the George in 1621." http://www.sagemckenzie.com/ancestors/PS01_449.HTM

Notes: 1629-30 BURGESS FROM JAMES CITY John Southerne, Robert Barrington, Richard Brewster
Notes: 1631-32 John Southerne, Thomas Crump

 

sub notes  this John Southerne is tied to the Limehouse and not of the Colony of Virginia:

Notes: 1625  Barbara BREWER Widow married John Southerne :

Notes: 1632 John SOUTHERNE Churchwarden for Poplar 1632 (Shipwright firstly at Woolwich and later at Poplar) Married Barbara Brewer, widow 31 October 1625 Buried 27 August 1645

http://website.lineone.net/~fight/Stepney/indexto.htm

John Johnson

Notes: 1627: Nov  CPV1 : neck bounde on E with marsh parting this land of John Johnson w on marshe called Tuckers Hole on & S. on higway leading to black point. Addititional…S on land of Mary Holland, wife of Gabriel N. on land of John Johnson, E. on marsh W. comeing neare unto land of Thomas Passmore" patent to John Southerne.  See JohnsonData base for info

 

Notes Gabriel Holland

Note: crosses with Great Charter surname of Holland

Note in 1624, Mary Holland / Gabriel is in College Land Census.: Thomas Passamore is in James City Co. 1624 Census

1629 Dr. Pott had a house in Jamestown on the Back Street near Orchard Run, and,
in 1624, he patented three acres adjoining it.  In 1629, he patented 9 acres
more reaching back towards Back River.  He was the first man to build in the
neighborhood of Williamsburg, and on June 6, 1632, obtained a patent for land
at the head of Archer's Hope Creek, which he called Harrop, north of Tuttey's
Neck.
  This land fell afterwards to Col. Humphrey Higginson, who married per-
haps Pott's widow, Elizabeth.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/physicia.txt

 

Dr. Pott

Orchard Run

Tuttey's Neck.

 

Harrop,

Notes: Humphrey Higginson

Notes: 1636 Re: Elizabeth's Kay lawsuit petitioning for freedom: Elizabeth's father, Thomas Kay, a former member of the House of Burgesses, wanted to insure his daughter's protection and thus at the time of his death in 1636 he bound her over to a Humphrey Higginson for nine years as a legal means of doing so. (Higginson was her godfather and had, according to the records, "promised to use her as well as if she were his own Child.")

How she wound up with the planter Col. Motram for another nineteen years is not too clear, but it appears that when Higginson decided to return to England, he gave her over to the Colonel. As this was done in violation of the agreement her father had made with Higginson, which stipulated that he take her to England should he go back, the court ruled in her favour stating that, "For theise Reasons wee conceive the said Elizabeth ought to be free and that her last Master should give her Corne and Cloathes and give her satisfaction for the time shee hath served longer then Shee ought to have done." http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/shows/secret/famous/greenstead.html

Notes: 1637 Peter Hampton, by Humphrey Higginson, Gent. ___ Co. "Early Virginia Immigrants" by Greer
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/h/a/m/Karl-Hampton/BOOK-0001/0003-0001.html

Notes: 1639 June 28, William Davis,. 1200 acres adjoin'g the land of Lieft. Richd. Popely & Captn. Humphrey Higginson, and upon the head of Archers hope Creek http://www.freehomepages.com/jjjester/gen2/rbt%20holt.htm

Notes: 1639 June 28, William Davis,  1200 acres adjoin'g the land of Lieft. Richd. Popely & Captn. Humphrey Higginson, and upon the head of Archers hope Creek.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamescity/land/patents2.txt

Notes: 1641 Burgess Humphrey Higginson of James City County Va, Born in England died 1665 in England

http://www.ls.net/~newriver/va/vareg1.htm

 

1642 Oct 18: Unk. County: Humphreys Higgenson: 32 acres beg. in the branch of a Creek or run of water that is east bounds  of Tutties creek: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 834  on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives section

Notes: 1645 The name Hickerson in Virginia was first spelled "Higginson," then Higgason, Higgerson, Hickerson; dating back to 1645, or earlier, when Capt Robert Higginson, the Indian fighter, commanded at the Middle Plantation, a palisaded settlement in York Co.

Robt Higginson was a son of Thomas and Anne Higginson of Berkeswell, Warwick, England. He m.1625, Joanna Torkesy. Their only daughter Lucy m. 1st Col Phillip Ludwell, 2nd Col Wm Bernard, 3rd, Maj Lewis Burwell By her 2nd husband, Col Wm Bernard, she had a daughter, Lucy, who m. Edmund Gwyn (Gwynne).

Two other brothers of Capt Robt Higginson were Humphrey and Christopher (mentioned in a James city family record). Humphrey Higginson at the age of 28 sailed in the ship "George" for Virginia. In 1655, he resided at a plantation called "Harop," built by acting Governor Potts (Higginson probably m. the Widow of Gov Potts). He returned to England and lived at Ratcliff, Parish of Stepney, and died in 1666. His wife, Elizabeth, was executrix.

Christopher Higginson remained at Harop, and by will of his brother Humphrey was to continue there in residence until death. His son Robert Higginson (d.1694) was one of the James City Committee of Safety (York records). The prevalence of the family is shown by the names Higginson Lee, Higginson Harwood, etc., evidencing intermarriage with these families of the neighborhood. Capt Christopher Higginson made a will but it was lost when the county records were burned (Harop being in the county). The Higginsons settled later in old Stafford County, Va., as is shown by wills, deeds, and inventories; among which is an inventory of the estate of Thos Higgason (d. 1742). A will made by John Higgerson in 1742 was probated Feb., 1743, while the records of Overwharton Parish, Stafford Co., contain the name John Hickerson who died at the same time. This last record undoubtedly refers to the same person whose name is spelled differently. http://members.cox.net/truman.h/shell/happyval.htm

Notes: 1649 April 9:  Book B, Lower Norfolk Co., VA, 2 Nov. 1646 - 15 Jan. 1651: 
9 Apr 1649, Att a Court Holden
Att James Citty 
Present: Sir William Berkeley Knt. Gov. &c Mr. Richard Kempe, Capt. Samll Mathews, Tho. Stegg, Capt. Humphrey Higginson, Geo. Ludlowe, Mr. Henry Woodhouse & Mr. John Hill shall bee of the Quorum in the Commission of
Lower Norfolk County. 
 Lemuel Mason hath made it appear upon oath that there is due unto him 400 acres of land for the transportation: Margaret Clitherby? (Nu gives Mary Eitherby), Dorothy Winckford (or Wayne Ford), ROBERT RUSSELL, Tho. Wards, Sarah Walker, Margaret Evefines?, Tho. Reinolds & ROBT WINTER. (Nu 187 - gives Pat. to Hen. Brakes for 250 acres 13 Mar 1649 with the first 5 headrights listed in this certificate. Nothing in Nu on Lemuel Mason for this certificate.
http://www.sallysfamilyplace.com/Neighbors/calverts_of_jackson2.htm

Notes: 1655 Jan 20:  A Report of Comittee from an Assembly Concerning the freedome of Elizabeth Key

It appeareth to us the shee is the daughter of Thomas Key by severall Evidences and by a fine imposed upon the said Thomas for getting her mother with Child of the said Thomas That she hath bin by verdict of a Jury impannelled 20th January 1655 in the County of Northumberland found free by severall oaths which the Jury desired might be Recorded That by the Comon Law the Child of a Woman slave begot by a freeman ought to be free That she hath bin long since Christened Col. Higginson being her God father and that by report shee is able to give a very good account of her fayth That Thomas Key sould he onely for nine years to Col. Higginson with serverall conditions to use her more Respectfully then a Comon servant or slave That in case Col. Hingginson had gone to England within nine yeares hee was bound to carry her with him and pay her passage and not to dispose of her to any other For theise Reasons wee conceive the said Elizabeth ought to be free and that her last Master should give her Corne and Cloathes and give her satisfaction for the time she hath served longer than Shee ought to have done.  But forasmuch as noe man appeared against the said Elizabeths petition wee thinke not fitt a determinative judgement should passe but that the County or Quarter Court where it shall be next tried to take notice of this to be the sence of the Burgesses of this present Assembly and that unless [original torn] shall appear to be executed and reasons [original torn] opposite part Judgement by the said Court be given [accordingly?]

Charles Norwood Clerk Assembly

From Warren M. Billings, ed. The Old Dominion in the Seventeenth Century: A Documentary History of Virginia, 1600-1689 (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1975), p. 168.  Reprinted in Thomas Holt & Else Barkley Brown, Major Problems in African-American History Volume I: From Slavery to Freedom, 1619-1877 Houghton Mifflin 2000 p86 & p88

http://www.utc.edu/Faculty/Melissa-Anyiwo/HY346/Lecture%20Supplements.htm

Notes: 1670 October, 10  William Harris and Thomas Baxter were granted 3000 acres, described as southwest on the Occoquan River, adjacent to Mr. Deaton, near the falls upon the southwest dividing line of this and the land of Colonel Humphrey Higginson. This patent (Northern Neck Patents 6: 324) included the 1000 acre patent acquired from William Boren in 1668. Thus, in the the course of less than two years, William Harris acquired an interest in 4200 acres of land in Stafford County. http://www.owsleyfamily.org/williamharris.html

Tutties creek:

Humphreys Higgenson

 

In January and March 1629 John Johnson I served on juries, quoted from Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

1629 April 8, he was sued by Edward Waller. quoted from Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

1632 Aug 1: John Arundell: Elizabeth City County: 100 acres within the Corporation of Elizabeth City. Upon the Back River, westerly upon the land granted by patent unto Bartholomew Hoskins: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2, pg 109 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

John Arundell

 

 

 

1632 Sept 7: John Robins “ The Younger” (robbins): Elizabeth City County: 300 acres being at the back river within the Corporation of Elizabeth City, Easterly upon the land granted by patent unto Peter Arundell decd.: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2: pg 119 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Peter Arundell decd
 
John Robins

 

Note: in 1677 capt John Robins recorded cattle marks for Mrs Grace Robins, for his eldest son col Obedience Johnson for his wife Esther, and for his son Littleton Robins 1651-1654 p 235 http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/northampton/wills/wills002.txt

 

Notes: For an account of the Robins family see Richmond Critic

Aug. 14, 1889.  The imigrant was John Robins of Elizabeth City, whose son, Dr. Thomas Robins, married Mary, sister of Major Thomas Hansford, the first Virginian born ever hanged; and settled in Robins. Neck, Gloucester County, where his descendants resided until the present time. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/gloucester/cemeteries/tombs003.txt

 

1632 Sept 7: Bartholomew Hoskins: Elizabeth City County: 100 acres laying at the Back River within the Corporration of Elizabeth City, westerly upon a small creek that dividth the same from the land granted by patent unto Peter Arundell. Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 117 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Bartholomew Hoskins

 

1634 March 12: Capt. Adam Thorogood: Elizabeth City County: 200 acres bounded westerly upon the Back River, northerly upon the land of John Robinson: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 518 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

 

Capt. Adam Thorogood

Notes:  1628 Thomas and Richard Johnson arrived in the Hopewell per Thorowgood patent CPv1   Johnsondatabase

 

1635 Choyce Johnson transported by Adam Thorogood Lower Norfolk (1635 & 1637) CPv1

1635 Thos. Johnson by Capt. Adam Thoroughgood The source for the copies is EARLY VIRGINIA IMMIGRANTS by George Cabell Greer. The date on the fly leave is 1978, but it appears to be a much earlier work. It covers immigrants from 1623 to 1666 From: A.E. Johnson [mailto:bigfoot@cyberback.com NEW NORFOLK COUNTY

1635 Richard Johnson by Capt. Adam Thoroughgood The source for the copies is EARLY VIRGINIA IMMIGRANTS by George Cabell Greer. The date on the fly leave is 1978, but it appears to be a much earlier work. It covers immigrants from 1623 to 1666 From: A.E. Johnson [mailto:bigfoot@cyberback.com NEW NORFOLK COUNTY

1635 June 24 Capt. Adam Thorowgood (Thoroughgood), 5350 acs. Iying Nly upon Chesopean bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that river, running to a broad cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land Wly. into the maine land, Sly. up the Riv. to a little island shooting into Chesopean Riv., E. upon the same, this land Iying upon the W. side & if in case these bounds or neck of land doe not include the sd. 5350 acs. then he shall measure upon the sd. first Cr. soe farr as the remainder of his sd. acres shall extend. Sd. Iand graunted at the especial! recomendation of him from their Lordshipps & others his Majesties most Honble. privie Councell to the Govr. & Councell of State for Va. 24 June 1635, p. 179. Also due as followeth: 50 acs, for his per. adv. 50 acs. for per adv. of his wife Sarah 'lhoroughgood & 5250 acs. for trans. of 105 persons including: MERCIFUL HALLEY

1635 From "Cavaliers & Pioneers" Virginia Patent Book No. 1-Part I From "Virginia's Eastern Shore" http://www.velocitywebs.com/haleyholler/haley/virginia/vachronology.html

"At a Court houlden in the Lower Count of New Norfolke the 15th of May 1637

               Capt Adam Thorowgood Esqr
Capt John Sibsey                      Mr ffrancis Mason
Mr Edward Windham                     Mr Robt Came
Mr Willia Julian
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/w4250000.txt

NOTES.   (1) This letter was written by Susan Moseley, wife of William Moseley, formerly of Rotterdam, and at this time a prominent merchant of Lower Norfolk county, and founder of the distinguished Moseley family in Virginia.  It was written to Colonel Francis Yardley, son of Sir George Yardley, whose wife, Sarah Offley, married, firs, Captain Adam Thorowgood, who died in 1640; secondly, Captain John Gookin, who died before December, 1647, when she married Captain Francis Yardley.  She dies in 1657, and many years ago her epitaph, from a tomb in the old Lynnhaven churchyard, was printed in the Richmond Enquirer as follows:

   Here lieth ye body of Capt. John Gooking and also
   Ye body of Mrs. Sarah Yardley, who was wife to
   Capt. Adam Thorowgood first, Capt. John
   Gooking & Collonell Francis Yardley, who
   deceased August 1657.

   The tome was stated also to bear arms; she appears to have had no children by Gookin or Yardley; but the Thorowgood children were Adam, Ann who married Job Chandler, Councillor of Maryland, Sarah, Elizabeth who married, 1, Simon Overzee, aged thirty years in 1657; 2, Major George Colclough.  Adam, the sone, married Frances Yardley (daughter of Argall Yardley, eldest son of Sir George).  In his will is this paragraph, which refers to his tombstone:  "My will and desire is before the signing of this my will that my executrix after my decease cause my
body to be interred in the
Church of Linhaven in the grave of my fahter and that shee cause a tombstone of Marble to bee sent for with the coat-of-arms of Sr George Yardley and myselfe and the same inscription as upon the broken tombe and the same to bee layd over my Grave and the other one over the grave of my mother upon brick".  Dated last of Oct. 1670; proved feb 1685/6.  Mr. Stanard has an interesting account of the Thorowgoods in Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol. II., pp. 414-418,
but does not state the name of Job Chandler's wife correctly, and omits the name of the wife of the second Adam Thorowgood.


http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/norfolk/history/letters.txt

 

John Robinson

 

1652 Oct. 12: John Robinson Jr (also Robbinson, Robertson & Robison): Northumberland County: 700 acres at Anancock, beg. at a point of Land where Ambrose Dixon and Stephen Horsly doe end for their dividend.Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655, pg 123 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

1652 Oct. 12: John Robinson Jr (also Robbinson, Robertson & Robison): Northumberland County: 700 acres at Anancock, beg. at a point of Land where Ambrose Dixon and Stephen Horsly doe end for their dividend.Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655, pg 123 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

1652 Nov: John Robinson: (ALSO ROBBINSON, ROBERTSON, ROBISON) Lancaster Co: 250 acres on the South Side of Rappahannock adjoining the land of John Sharpe: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 239 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1656 Oct 6: Unk. County: Vincent Stanford: 300 acres on the North side of Rappahannock river adjoining to the land of John Robinson: Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 68 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives section

1661 March 12: Northampton Co: Will of John Robinson: index of Wills to Northampton County Wills and Administrations (1632-1800) Systems # 000557478

Vincent Stanford

John Sharpe:

1652 Oct. 10: John Sharpe: Lancaster Co: 300 acres on the South side of Rappahannock River, south east upon the tract of Land surveyed fro Fr. Browne: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 99 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1654 Sept. 7: John Sharpe: Lancaster Co: 500 acres on the North Side of Rappahannock River and on the westward side of a small river or creek called Moraticon: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 281 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1655 Oct 10: Lancaster Co: John Sharpe: 300 acres on the N. Wt. side of Morraticon Creek opposite to the land of Edward Miles: Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 107 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives Section

1658 Nov 23: John Jadwin: 500 acres part thereof formerly granted to Randolph Chamlett. See book # 3, pg 293. 150 acres remainder formerly granted unto John Sharps. See book 4 pg 566: 650 acre lying on the South side of Rappahannock River upon the head of a creek called by the name of Sharpes Creek: Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 340 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives section

 

1662 March 2: Unk County: John Sharpe: 210 acres beg. at the head of a Creek issuing out of the southwest side of Corotoman River, called by the name of Seneirs Creek:Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 582 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives section

 

1662 Dec 31: Lancaster Co: William Blaze: 250 acres  o nthe south side of Rappahannock River, next adjoining to the land of John Sharpe: Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 480 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives section

1664 Nov 28: Rappahannock County (extinct) John Sharpe: 840 acres on the South Side of Rappahannock River about 2 miles southerly into the woods from the plantation of James Bagnall: Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 601 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives Section

1668 Dec. 7: Thomas Harwarr and Nicolas Cox: 922 acres in the County of Rappahannock and on the South side the river. 867 acres part thereof adjoins the land of John Chyn, Thomas Pattison, and Rich. Bredgatt, John Sharpe and others:

Thomas Harwarr

Nicolas Cox

John Chyn

Thomas Pattison,

Rich. Bredgatt,

James Bagnall

Notes What relationship to John Bagnall ?

William Blaze

Seneirs Creek

Randolph Chamlett.

John Jadwin

John Sharps

Sharpes Creek

Edward Miles:

Notes any relation to Lewis and Richard Miles ?

Fr. Browne

Anancock,

Ambrose Dixon

Stephen Horsly

1662 March 18: Northumberland Co: John Robnson Jr (Robertson) 700 acres at Anancock Beginning at a Point of Land where Ambrose Dixon and Stephen Horsely Do _end for their dividend(sic) Land Office Patents # 4 1655-1654 pg 485 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives section

 

Anancock

Ambrose Dixon

Stephen Horsely

John Sharpe

1634 March 12 p. 80:
Capt. Adam Thorogood, 200 acs.
Eliz. Citty Co., 12 Mar. 1634, p. 518. W. upon the back river, N. upon land of John Robinson, E. upon land of Thomas Bolding & his own land & S. upon William Capps. Due by purchase from Capt. Richard Stephens, Esqr., late of Va. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

 

Thomas Bolding

William Capps

Capt. Richard Stephens or Thomas Boulding
John Robinson

 

1634 Mar  21  p. 21:
Mr. Adam Thorowgood (Thorrogood)
200 acs.,  p. 160. Confirmation of 200 acs, purchased of Capt. Stephens, bounding W. upon the backe river, N. upon land of John
Robinson, E., upon land of Thomas Boulding & his own, S. upon William Capps, to begin at a little ottherdam being Wly. upon the back river & soe to run one-quarter of a mile into the woods &c., which ;and was due sd. Capt. Stevens as being a planter & adv. to this colony. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

 

Capt. Stephens

 

1634 May 30: Thomas Watts: Lease: Elizabeth City County: 50 acres being at the back river with in the corporation of Elizabeth City upon a creek called Broad Creek: Land Office Patents # 1: 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2: pg 149 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Broad Creek

Notes: Received Grant in Lynn Haven Parish on Broad creek in [Lower] Norfolk, VA. Arthur Moseley, William's son by Susanna (Burnet) Blackmore Moseley was most certainly born in Holland, as later he was compelled to naturalize himself in Virginia. He ended up with land on Broad Cr. [in Virginia Beach now].
http://www.jrily.com/genealogy/aqwn186.htm

 

1653 November 26, a Richard Foster received a land patent 250 acres in Linnhaven Parish in Lower Norfolk County. Virginia at the head of the Broad Creek running s.s.w.near a swamp thence w.n.w. etc. for the transport of himself, his wife, Dorcas, and his daughter, Dorcas, Jr. SOURCE: Lower Norfolk Wills and Deeds, Book C 1651 - 1656, pp. 12a   http://fosterfamily.surnames.com/dr_foster.htm

Dorcas Foster

 

Thomas Watts

 

1636 May 5: Thomas Watts: Elizabeth City County: 50 acres upon the back river and easterly upon the Broad Creek and joining Captn Thomas Purifyes land: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2: pg 342 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

1634 Aug 13: William Comer: Lease: Elizabeth City County: 60 acres about 2 miles within the narrow of sd Back River, on the Easterly side of a Dam commonly called Otterdam: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 149 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section.

 

William Comer

 

Otterdam

1637 Aug 20: James Miller: Charles River Co: 100 acres upon the Great Otterdams at the head of the new Poquoson: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 490 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

1673 November 3  land grant to William Peebles is recorded on page 182 of Virginia Land Patent Book Number 6.  The grant is for 862 acres in Charles City County, located on the south side of the James River.  Of this 473 acres is located adjacent to Thomas Newhouse and on Birchen Swamp.  388 acres is near the "old towne" land.  The first tract is granted by patent dated 30 July 1670 and the residue is for the transport of seven persons including Hen. Makeley, Roger Cooke, Mary Bennet, Jno. Traharne, Eliz. Jettly, Mary Gibbons, Tho. Anderson. William Peebles's patent was between the head of the Otter dam Creek and the headwaters of Powell's Creek.  This patent includes other surnames of well established Virginia families, (i.e. Cooke, Bennett, and Gibbons) and it would appear therefore as a purchase of head rights by Mr. Peebles. William Peebles married Judeth and had a son William, he married again and had a son David, and a third time to Elizabeth and had a son Henry.  His estate was named "Burleigh". http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Eanderson/va/trees/thomas.html

 

1682 22 Sep VPB 7 p189 John Barker 240a N side Otterdam Swamp in upper Parish of Surry County

http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Surry.txt

 

16 Apr 1683 VPB 7 p280 Thomas Cotton/Cotten   335a on the NE Side of Otter Dam Swamp

http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Surry.txt

 

1691 Apr 29 VPB 8 p156 John Stuart 275a S side the Otterdam Swamp Upper Pish of SYCo.

http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Surry.txt

 

1704  Oct.20: John Averis 300 acres Surry County Virginia Land Patent Book 9 page 622 N side Otterdam Swamp, adj. Jethro Barker, granted Thomas Smith 10/26/1694, deserted & now granted by order & transportation of 6 persons (paid for 6 rights) http://www.2foolsnet/book-0001/0098-0002.html

 

10/20/1704  John Averis 300 acres Surry County
Virginia Land Patent Book 9 page 622
N side Otterdam Swamp, adj. Jethro Barker, granted Thomas Smith 10/26/1694, deserted &
now granted by order & transportation of 6 persons (paid for 6 rights)
http://www.2foolsnet/book-0001/0007-0001.html

 

1707  Nov 1 Surry County Wills, Deeds, Etc. #5 1694,1709, page 376, Charles Briggs of Surry County to William Sanders of Waynoke Parish in Prince George County ---- 100 acres at Otterdam Swamp bounded by Mr. Thomas Hunt, Samuel Briggs, Patrick Lashely and Henry Briggs.. Wit: Henry Harrison and Joel Barker. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Eanderson/va/trees/thomas.html

 

1715/16  Mar 23  John Barlow of Surry County VPB 10 p264  95a W side Otterdam Swamp Surry County http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Sussex.txt

1716 Oct  31  John Roberts of Surry County VPB 10 p302  200a E side Otterdam Swamp sd County
http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Sussex.txt

1716 Oct 31 Thomas Avent of Surry County VPB 10 p300  400a E side OtterdamSwamp http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Sussex.txt 

Notes: RICHARD PACE, whose daughter TABITHA, married Richard Moore's son, JOHN, evidently moved to nearby Surry County and held land near the Moore family. This is shown by a grant of 1200 acres to one Thomas Avent March 1729, given by the Va. Council. (V. M. 34, p. 203.)

This grant was in Surry County, "beginning at Richard Moore's line to Stewart's line and over Otterdam Swamp to include all land between John Davis and Richard Pace.'

John Barlow, who lived on Otterdam Swamp in Surry, died in 1728. He gave his son, William, a plantation "extending down the branch to Richard Pace's corner."

The men named to divide his land among his three sons were "Richard PACE, Richard MOORE and Thos. AVENT." These three men also witnessed the will. (Bk. 7, p. 864.)http://www.phc.igs.net/~gordpace/lines/fact0009.htm

 

1719  Feb 12 Surry County Deeds Wills Book #7, , page 248 William Saunders to Henry Briggs 100 acres on Otterdam Swamp at said Henry Briggs and bounded by Edward Gunell and THomas Blunt. Wit: James Anderson, John Cargill and Daniel Eelbank Recorded 17 Feb 1719 http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Eanderson/va/trees/thomas.html

 

1724 Nov 5 Charles Steward of Surry County VPB 12 p115-116  530a on E side Otterdam Swamp http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Sussex.txt

 

1741 Jan 21: John Shands (3),    born 1713, in Albemarle Parish, Surry-Sussex Co's, VA, son of William and Nazareth Robbards, married Elizabeth Averitt. John was a well educated man as shown by the several legal documents which he prepared and signed. He was also a very well-to-do man. Legal documents showed that he and Elizabeth made a number of purchases and sales of land. In addition, in the will of his grandfather, John Robbards, probated 21 Jan 1741, he was given his grandfather's "Otterdam Swamp Farm," a large tract. There was an indenture dated 14 Jul 1755 showing that John and Elizabeth agreed to sell 320 acres of that tract on the northeast side of the Otterdam Swamp farm, including all of the houses, appurtenances, orchards, lands, woods, etc., for 125 pounds http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/6059/vafam.htm

1743 Aug. 30: John Johnson Jr. 230 acres on the S. Side of Nottoway Riv. on the E. side of a small Br. of the Otterdam Swamp a little below a main Rd. Adj. Lawrence House CPv5:: early Johnson Time lines

 

1747Aug 19 Benjamin Jordan and William Rogers witness a deed from Moses and Mary Hill to Robert Tucker for land on the south side of Otterdam Swamp. [Surry County Deed Book 5, p145]

The land is just a couple of miles due west of the land Benjamin Jordan bought of Abraham Evans.  Note that William Rogers had witnessed the earlier deeds with Benjamin Jordan. http://www.genfiles.com/jordan/Jordanchron1720-1780.htm

1748 Apr 8: VPB 26 p412-4 Thomas Cocke, Gent.300 SYCo. between Black Water and Otterdam Swamps

http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Surry.txt

1749 March, 2nd day of Indenture made the, between Charles Williams and Nathaniel 1749 - Edwards, for 50 pounds, conveying 250 acres on Otterdam Swamp. Witnesses were Richard Ledbetter, William Ledbetter and James Wyche. Presented to Court on March 27, 1750. Brunswick County, Deed Book 4, page 9. http://www.angelfire.com/ga/htpiii/w21gen.html

1750 March, 27th day of Indenture made the, between Benjamin WILLIAMS and Nathaniel EDWARDS, for 25 pounds, conveying 100 acres on Otterdam Swamp. Names of the witnesses not given. Presented to Court on March 27, 1750. Deed Book 4, page 7.

 

Indenture made the 2nd day of March, 1749, between Charles WILLIAMS and Nathaniel EDWARDS, for 50 pounds, conveying 250;acres on Otterdam Swamp. Witnesses were Richard LEDBETTER, William LEDBETTER and James WYCHE. Presented to Court on March27, 1750. Deed Book 4, page 9. Indenture made the 16th day of February, 1749, between William GREEN of Surry County and Lewis PARHAM for 30 pounds 10 shillings, conveying 141 acres of land. Witnesses were Robert CAMPBELL, Matthew PARHAM, Jr., and Cheney TATUM. Presented to Court on December 26, 1750. Deed Book 4, page 75.

 

Indenture made the 19th day of June, 1751, between Isaac COLLIER and Thomas COLLIER, for the natural love and affection the said Isaac COLLIER has for his son, Thomas COLLIER and for 5 shillings, conveying 220 acres on North side of Otterdam Swamp. Witnesses were Andrew HOUGHTON, Vines COLLIER and John DUNN. Presented in Court on September 24, 1751. Deed Book 5, page 95.

 

Indenture made the 18th day of September, 1752, between John IRBY and Joseph CARTER for 100 pounds, conveying 250 acres lying on Lick Branch . . to the Otterdam Swamp, conveyed from Nathaniel EDWARDS to John IRBY. Witnesses were Nathaniel EDWARDS, William EDWARDS, Edward ROWELL, William REAVES, and James BENNET. Indenture was also acknowledged by Jane IRBY, wife of John IRBY. Presented in Court on October 24, 1752. Deed Book 5, page 269.

MISC. DEED ABSTRACTS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA (DEED BOOKS 1­5MISC. DEED ABSTRACTS OF BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA (DEED BOOKS 1­5) http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~harrisonrep/Brunswk.htm

[pg 005][Sussex Co. Will Book "A" 1754-1764]

 

 

William Peebles

 

James Miller

1656 June 24: James Miller: York County Wills and Administration ( 1633-1811) Library of Virginia Archives section.

 

1678: York County: James Miller: part of the Index to York County Wills andAdministrations (1633-1811) System # 000521108: Libary of Virginia Archives Section.

Great Otterdams

new Poquoson

 

1635 November 25  Virginia Patent Book 1, Part I, page 319, - Epaphroditus Lawson, 200 acres at the head of Back River, on the east side of Scones Dam, north upon same and south towards the narrow of said river.  Due by deed of sale from John Davis as by order of St., 8 October 1635. From: Carl L. Lawson

 

John Davis

 

1635 Oct 12: John Trussell: on the foot of the record it appears that the patent was surrended and afterwards granted to John Graves: 200 acres lying neare the Back River, northerly upon the land of John Grew: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 289 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

John Graves

John Grew

Notes: John Trussell

Notes: The last representative of Westover became, shortly afterwards, the owner of the estate. Population had begun to scaller over the country; and Capt. Thomas Pawlett received a patent from the governor, January 15, 1637, for 2,000 acres of the plantation called Westover.

 

   Pawlett was the brother of the first Lord Pawlett.  He was born about 1578, and came to Virginia in 1618.  He appeared in the first American Assembly at Jamestown, July 30, 1619, as a representative from "Argall's Guifte".  In 1625 he was living at Westover with his servant John Trussell, who was afterwards, it seems, a prominent man in Northumberland county, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/westover.txt

 

Notes: November 20, 1654, Att an Assembly, held at James

Cittie.  The names of the Burgesses for each respective Countie as

followeth:     Northumberland. Mr. John Trussell.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/misc/hening01.txt

 

Notes: At a Court held for y County of Northumberland the 21th of July 1656

     Present        Collo John Trussell       Mr James Hawley

                    Mr Hugh Lee               Mr Wm Thomas        Comrs

                    Mr Matth: Rhodon  

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/washington2.txt

 

Notes: Will of Sampson Cooper, of Rippon, in the county of York, England, Alderman, dated August 11, 1659; proved August 12, 1659:  To be buried on the land of Colonel John Trussell, and in his burying place; Major George Colclough and Colonel John Trussell, both of this county of Northumberland,* to be overseers of my son, Samuel Cooper, who is to be sent to England with all my tobaccoes, and bound apprentice to Samuel Coke, silk man, at the sign of the three pigeons at the poultry in London; while he lives in this country, he is not to live at Hugh Lee's; to son Jonathan Cooper meadow land at Maidstone; names wife Bridget. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/mdwills.txt

 

1635 Nov 25: Epaphroditus Lawson: Unk County: 200 acres at the head of Back River eastward and on the east side of a damm called Scones Damm: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2: pg 319 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Epaphroditus Lawson

 

Notes: Epaphroditus Lawson, 200 acres in the county of Warwicksquicke, adjoining Wm. Parker's land, and north west upon Nanzemond River.  Due for the transportation of four persons:  Jon. Dipple, William Ewin, Richard Williams, Jno. Smith.  Granted Dec. 23, 1636. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/isleofwight/court/history2.txt

 

Notes: Arthur Hashington, 200 acres in the county of Warwicksquige, ad- joining the land of Epaphroditus Lawson, and the Nansemond river.  Due for transportation of three persons:  Arthur Hashington, Thomas Morgan, John Banister.  Renewed in name of Gresham Cofield July 18, 1640. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/isleofwight/court/history2.txt

 

Notes: Epaphroditus Lawson, Nov. 1, 1637, 200 acres adjoining the land of William Parker on the East side, N.W't upon Nansamund river. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/isleofwight/court/history2.txt

 

Notes: Gresham Coffield, July 18, 1640, 200 acres Joining on the land of Epaphroditus Lawson. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/isleofwight/court/history2.txt

 

Scones Damm

 

1636 May 5: Thomas Watts: Elizabeth City County: 50 acres upon the back river and easterly upon the Broad Creek and joining Captn Thomas Purifyes land: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2: pg 342 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Captn Thomas Purifyes

 

 On the west of John's creek was a tract of one hundred acres granted formerly to Capt. Thomas Grayes for his personal adventure as an ancient planter and assigned by him in 1635 to Lieut. Thomas Purify, one of the Council of State and a representative of the Purifys, of Drayton, in Leicestershire, and by Purify, about 1637, assigned to Capt. Francis Hooke.  It became the property of Thomas Oldis, a member of the House of Burgesses, who owned an adjoining tract of fifty acres; and in 1691 the whole 150 acres was devised to Jacob Walker and George Walker, Jr., his brother, by Thomas Oldis, grandson of the first Thomas Oldis

 

In the grant to Purify, his land is described as "lying west on a small creek dividing the same from the fields called Fort Henry," and the fifty acre lot adjoining easterly was the land of Capt. Christopher Calthorpe, who came to Virginia, a lad of fifteen years, in 1622.  This last was second son of Christopher Calthorpe, Esq., of Norfolk county, England, and grandson of Sir James Calthorpe and Barbara Bacon his wife.


Beyond Oldis, situated on the "Strawberry Banks" (the country from the mouth of Hampton River to the mouth of
Mill Creek), was a tract of fifty acres, leased in 1627 to Dictoris Christmas, assigned by him in 1628 to Lionel Rowlston, and assigned by Rowlston in 1630 to John Neale, merchant.  At the east side of this land, on the shore, about 100 poles or 500 yards from John's Creek, was the "look-out tree," where a sentinel watched the distant capes for approaching vessels. 

 

In 1628, Lieut. Edward Waters, whose romantic career had begun in 1609, with the wreck of the "Sea Venture," and his discovery on the Bermuda Islands of a vast piece of ambergris worth three million dollars, patented 100 acres adjoining.  These two tracts, making 150 acres, or 165 acres as the surveys showed, became vested in George Downes and were long known as Downes' Field (see plat by John Lowry).  On the east side was a marsh or gut called Thomas' Creek, still to be seen to the east of
Mrs. Phoebus' residence, near the town of Phoebus.  Some distance above this, about 500 poles from John's Creek, was a tract of 100 acres, patented in 1644 by William Wilkinson "minister of God's word."  "It lay in or neare Buckerowe," a term, like "Strawberry Banks," originally meaning a considerable region of country, and afterwards used to designate a single plantation.  This tract extended along Mill Creek (originally Point Comfort Creek) for 75 poles till it reached 300 acres, called in the suit below "Buckroe," "late in the tenure of Dr. Calvert, and now (1644) in the possession of Anthony Elliott."  Further above, it seems, was an Indian Spring, on the shore side
of Mill Creek, about a mile and a quarter from a branch of Harris' Creek.
    

At the head of John's Creek was the Glebe land, lying on the north side of the present trolly car line from Hampton to the town of Phoebus. A grant to Robert Partin, in 1637, locates his lease of 40 acres as "south on the Fort field, and north towards the church," and this was the same land as Thomas Coniers', which was described, in the patent to Major Richard Moryson for Fort Field, as parted from the
Glebe Land by a creek making in from Sandy Point (Soldiers' Home Point).  So it seems the church in 1637, was standing somehwere in the neighborhood at the Butler School.  A new church was afterwards erected at Pembroke Farm, about 1667, and in 1727 the church in Hampton Town was erected.
    

In 1619, 3,000 acres were assigned at Hampton for the use of the company, and 100 acres for a glebe;* and 1,500 acres were reserved for the common lands.  These lands were on the easterly side of Southampton River, and stretched along Mill Creek as far as the Bay.  They were at first only leased for a term of years.  In 1625, there were 349 inhabitants at Elizabeth City, and Captain William Tucker was commandant of the plantation.  The first minister was Rev. William Mease (1610-1620), the next was Francis Bolton, in 1621; the next, George Keith, 1623-25, and the next was Jonas Stockton.  "Mr. Fenton minister," died at Elizabeth City September 5, 1624.

 

Tracing the north side of James River from "Point Comfort", we come to Hampton, Newport News, Roscow, Blunt Point, Burrell's Bay, Burrell's, Jamestown, Green Spring, Row, Kennon, Weeke, (Weyonake?), Westover, Taylor's Ferry, Shirley, Ry. Randolph, Col. Cocke's, R. Randolph, Woodson's, Selden's, Cocke's, Verino (Varina), Younghusband's, W. Randolph's, Mayo, Richmond, Belvidere, T. M. Randolph, Good's, Woodson's, Goochland Court House, Bolling's Island, Woodson's; these being the plantations on the north side of James River.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/quarterly/henrysmap.txt

 

Notes: Benjamin Carrill, May 16, 1638.  700 acres.  Beg.g at Sandy point and extending down the river to Dancing point.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/patents9.txt

 

 

 

Having been aboard ship for many weeks, the settlers found the expanse of land, the green virgin trees, the cool, fresh water, and the unspoiled landscape a pleasant view to behold. At Cape Henry they saw Indians and several of the party were wounded by their arrows, notably Capt. Gabriel Archer, one of the experienced leaders. They built a shallop" (a small boat), went exploring into the country for short distances by land and water, enjoyed the spring flowers, and tasted
roasted oysters and "fine beautiful strawberries." On April 29, a cross was set up among the sand dunes. The next day the ships were moved from Cape Henry into Chesapeake Bay to the site on Hampton Roads which they named Point Comfort (now Old Point Comfort).
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamestown/history/hist0001txt

 

This has reference to Captain Francis Pott, whom the Land Records state was "brother and heir" of Governor John Pott.  Captain Pott was for sometime commander of the Fort at "Point Comfort".  His will was proved in Northampton county in 1658.  In his will he mentions his nephew, John Pott, who was a councillor in Maryland in 1657

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/norfolk/history/letters.txt

 

Generation 1/ William Tucker (b 1589 - d 1642) Came to Virginia in 1610, on the "Mary and James". He was important in the Virginia Colony - a member of the first House of Burgesses (see monument at Jamestown), Councillor 1625-27, appointed one of the Commissioners to supervise the Virginia Gov't. in 1623; returned to England in 1633. His children were William, Mary, and Thomas. Of these -

Generation 2/
Thomas Tucker came to Maryland with Richard Holland in 1669, and settled at Herring Creek, Anne Arundel Co. His son – Richard Tucker

Generation 3/
Richard Tucker (d 1721) lived at Broughton Ashley, Anne Arundel Co. His children were: John (children: Seaborne, Mary, Jacob, John, Charles, Isaac), Mary, and Thomas, Sr. Of these -

http://www.swycaffercom/family/tucker.html

 

1619  Assembled July 30th

James City: Captain William Powell, Ensign William Spense
Charles City: Samuel Sharpe, Samuel Jordan
The City of Henricus: Thomas Dowse, Samuel Jordan
Kicoughtan: Captain William Tucker, William Capp.
Martin-Brandon (Captain John Martin's Plantation); Thomas Davis, Robert Stacy
Smythe's Hundred: Captain Thomas Graves, Walter Shelly
Martin's Hundred: John Boys, John Jackson
Argall's Gift: Thomas Pawlett, Mr. Gourgainy
Flowerdieu Hundred: Engisn Rossingham, Mr. Jefferson
Captain Lawne's Plantation: Captain Christopher Lawne, Ensign Washer
Captain Ward's Plantation: Captain Ward, Lieutenant Gibbes

 

 

Article from American History Magazine

Powhatan Uprising of 1622

In May 1623 the colonists arranged a spurious peace parley with Opechancanough through friendly Indian intermediaries. On May 22, Captain William Tucker and a force of musketeers met with Opechancanough and other prominent Powhatans on neutral ground along the Potomac River, allegedly to negotiate the release of the other captives. But Tucker’s objective was the slaughter of Powhatan leaders. After the captain and the Indians had exchanged “manye fayned speeches,” approximately 200 of the Powhatans who had accompanied their leaders unwittingly drank poisoned wine that Jamestown’s resident physician and later governor, Dr. John Pott, had prepared for the occasion. Many of the Indians fell sick or immediately dropped dead, and Tucker’s men shot and killed about 50 more. Some important tribal members were slain, but Opechancanough escaped, and with him went any hopes of a quick return for the captured women.

 

Between May and November of that same year, the colonists ravaged the Powhatans throughout Tidewater Virginia. The “fraudulent peace” had worked, and the Indians had planted corn “in great abundance” only to see Englishmen harvest it for their own use. Successful raids by the settlers not only proved the undoing of the Powhatans but made fortunes for several Jamestown corn profiteers. These raids against the Indians helped to heal the emotional wounds of the colonists, but victory came at a high price. While the captive women suffered alongside their captors, the Indian war transformed the colony into an even cruder, crueler place than before. The war intensified the social stratification between leaders and laborers and masters and servants, while a handful of powerful men on Virginia Governor Sir Francis Wyatt’s council thoroughly dominated the political, economic, and military affairs of the colony. It soon became clear that the fate of the missing women depended not upon official concern or humanitarian instincts but upon the principle that everything and everybody had a price.

 

Near the end of 1623, more than a year and a half after the uprising, the prosperous Dr. Pott ransomed Jane Dickenson and other women from the Indians for a few pounds of trade beads. After her release, Dickenson learned that she owed a debt of labor to Dr. Pott for the ransom he had paid and for the three years of service that her deceased husband had left on his contract of servitude at the time of his death. She complained bitterly that her new “servitude . . . differeth not from her slavery with the Indians.”

 

By 1624, no more than seven of the fifteen to twenty hostages had arrived in Jamestown. The majority of them returned with Jane Dickenson. Those who did not come back were presumed killed during the 1622 attack, although one captive, Anne Jackson, was not returned until 1630. Mistress Boyse, the first of the missing women to rejoin the colony, was not mentioned in official records following her return. Another of the captives, Mistress Jeffries, died within a few months of her release. Anne Jackson probably returned to the colony badly broken from the consequences of her captivity, for in 1630 the council ordered that she “bee sent for England with the first opportunity,” with the stipulation that her brother take care of her until she was on board a ship. Nothing more was heard of Jane Dickenson after she petitioned the council in March 1624 for release from her “slavery” with Dr. Pott.

 

The missing women of Martin’s Hundred were uprooted by their enemies, manipulated by their countrymen, and mistreated in both societies. No brave frontiersmen stalked their captors, and no romantic legends arose to memorialize them. There were no heroics involved in their return; in the harsh, unforgiving world of Virginia in the early seventeenth century, it was a dispassionate business transaction that brought about their release.

http://historynet.com/ah/blpowhatanuprising/index1.html

 

In the summer of 1623 Captain William Tucker, of Kecaughton (Hampton), commanded an expedition against the Worrosquoyackes. He killed many, cut down their corn, and burnt their houses. And this state of fierce warfare continued to rage, with uninterrupted fury, until a peace was concluded in 1632, under the administration of Governor Harvey.

By 1616, there were about 20 English inhabitants at Kecoughtan, and most were engaged in farming. In 1619, Kecoughtan's first two representatives in the House of Burgesses were Captain William Tucker and William Capps. Tucker was the military commander of Kecoughtan and Capps an early landowner on the west side of the Hampton River. At the first session of the legislature, the two men petitioned the Assembly "to change the savage name of Kicowtan, and to give that Incorporation a new name." In 1620, the name "Elizabeth City" was adopted, and it served as the county's name until 1952.

100. Arthur ALLEN; born 1608; married Alice Tucker (see #101), daughter of Captain William Tucker, circa 1645; died 1670.

Despite this early change, the place name "Kecoughtan" has been employed variously and has survived down to the present day. During the period between 1620 and the founding of the town of Hampton in the 1690s, the name "Kecoughtan" seems to have referred to the scatter of waterfront plantations and trading establishments along the Hampton River. Site 44HT44, occupied during the mid- to late 17th century, was one of these plantations. Historical research has hinted that the site once belonged to William Claiborne, who served as treasurer and secretary of state of the colony, and later to ship captain Thomas Jarvis.

 

English earthenware dish with incised slip decoration and 1668 date

Historical information about Claiborne's possible occupation at Site 44HT44 is sparse. Research suggests that Claiborne may have owned the property as early as 1624. The site may have been part of his 150-acre Kecoughtan plantation from which he operated a successful trading venture. By 1630, Claiborne was one of the 10 largest tobacco exporters in the colony. He was one of a handful of men who sought new enterprises outside of tobacco cultivation, namely, trade with Native Americans in the Chesapeake region.

Claiborne may have lived at the site until 1661, when he moved to a new plantation on the Pamunkey River near what is now West Point. It is not known who might have purchased Claiborne's 150-acre plantation; however, 20 years later, in 1680, Thomas Jarvis owned a 200-acre "trading plantation" that probably included most, if not all, of the old Claiborne property and surrounding lands. It is from this plantation land that the town of Hampton emerged near the end of the 17th century. http://www.wm.edu/wmcar/pentran.html

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113. Captain William12 TUCKER; born circa 1600.

The only known child of Captain William Tucker and an unknown spouse was:

·    101. i. Alice Tucker

The only known child of Arthur Allen and Alice Tucker (see #101) was:

·    86. i. Katherine Allen

101. Alice TUCKER (William, #113); born 1625; married Arthur Allen (see #100) circa 1645. http://www.johnburgessdesign.com/YHFF/parkerdetail.htm

Notes: This is one set of Great Grandparents that cousin Peg Z. and  I (Tony Johnson) descend from this is Colonel Arthur Allen of Bacons Castle.

 

 

1634 March 12: Capt. Adam Thorogood: Elizabeth City County: 200 acres bounded westerly upon the Back River Northerly upon the land of John Robinson: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 518 on reel 1:Library of Virginia Archives section

John Robinson

1635 June 24 . 22-23:
Capt. Adam Thorowgood, (Thoroughgood), 3330 acs. lying Nly upon Chesopean bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that river, running to a broad cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land Wly. into the maine land, Sly, up the Riv., to a little island shooting into Chesopean Riv., E upon the same, this land lying upon the W. side & if in case these bounds or neck of land doe not include the sd. 5350 acs. then he shall measure upon the sd. first Cr. soe farr as the remainder of his sd. acres shall extend. Sd. land graunted at the especiall recomendation of him from their Lordshipps & others his Majesties most Honble, private Councell to Govr. & Councell of State for Va. 24 June 1635, p. 179. Also due as followeth: 50 acs. for his per. adv., 50 acs. for per adv. of his wife Sarah Thoroughgood & 5250 acs. for trans. of 105 pers: Trans. of himselfe, wife Sarah, and Thos. Thoroughgood, Francis Newton, James Leading, Stephen Bernard, Jon. Newarke, Edward Pitts, Rich. Jenerie, Wm. Edwards, Dennis Russell, Jon. Barnards, Jon. Waters, John. Leake, Thomas Johnson, John Bradston, Richard Jego, Thomas Brooks, Jon. Moyse, John Penton, Edward Parish, Thomas Melton, Augustine Warner, Tho. Chandler, Andrew Chant, John Percie, Edmuind Wallis, Thomas Boulton, Robert Hesell, Richard Johnson, Margaret Bilbie, Jane Prosser, Jane Westerfield, Ann Spark, Susann, Colson, in the Hopewell in 1628, John Harris. John Lock, Andrew Boyer, Thomas Boyer, in the True Love in 1628, Thomas Keeling, Rachell Lane, in Hopewell in 1628, William Hines, Edward Reynolds, Wm. Hookes, Edward Paler, Edward Jones, John Dyer, in the french ship on 1629, Victo Fraford, Casander Underwood, Merciful Halley, Ann Long, Dorothy Wheeler, Ann Allerson, in the Africa, Eliz. Gosmore on the Christopher & Mary, Francis Bramley in the Ark, John Writt, Wm. Fawne, Wm. Was, Georg Mee, Gilbert Gye, John Enies, James Wilsons, Daniell Hutton, Wm. Gastrock, Wm. Speed, Jon. Reynolds, in the Hopewell in 1633, Jon. Wakefeild, James Belly, Patrick Blacock, Stephen Swaine, John Cowes, Ann Boulton, in the Bona Adventure in 1634, Wm. Fletcher, in Mr. Middleton, 1634, Robert Westwell in the Merchants Hope in 1634, Robert Spring in the Jo, & Dorothy, Adam Thoroughgood, Edward Wimdam, Cob. Howell, Tho. Creaser, Henry Hill, Roger Ward, Jon. Withers, Wm. Holton, Stephen Withers, Christ. Newgent, Jon. Brewton, Thomas Armore, Mary Hill, Henry Wood in the Jon & Dorothy in 1634, Wm. Burroughs, Ann Whitethorne, Eliz. Creaser, Eliza. Curtisse, Mary Hill, Jr., Wm. Askins.
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

1637 Feb 8 p. 79: Capt. Adam Thorogood, 200 acs., Low Co. of New Norf., 8 Feb. 1637, p. 516. Lying upon Hampton Riv., comonly called Capps his point, E. upon sd. Riv., Sly. upon a Cr. parting this & land now in the hands of William Parry, N. upon land of Capt. Willcox, now in the occupation of Mr. John Woodall. 100 acs. for a second devdt. due John Gundrye & 100 acs. for a 2nd devdt. due William Landsall., which were consigned to sd. Thorogood http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

 

William Parry,

Capt. Willcox

Mr. John Woodall

John Gundrye

William Landsall

1637 Feb 12 p. 80:Capt. Adam Thorogood, Esqr., 600 acs. Low Co. of New Norf., 12 Feb 1637, p. 517. Nly. upon the 1st or 2nd little Cr. upon the E. side of Lyn haven alias Chesopeian Riv., Ely. into the maine land, Wly. & Sly. upon the maine Riv. of Lynnhaven. Trans. of 12 pers: Robert Whetle, Choyse Johnson, Eliza Lawcon, Tho. Mitchell, Jon. Phillipps, Jon. Crabb, Robert Bennett, Edward Black, Jon. James, Edward Williams, Edwd. Strong, Jon. Burges. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

Lyn haven

Robert Whetle,

Choyse Johnson,

Eliza Lawcon, or Eliza. Lawson

Tho. Mitchell,

Jon. Phillipps,

Jon. Crabb,

Robert Bennett,

Edward Black,

Jon. James,

Edward Williams,

Edwd. Strong,

Jon. Burges

1637 Aug 9: John Graves: Elizabeth City County: 600 acres near unto the upper end of Back River: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2: pg 481 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

John Graves

 

1637 Sept 19 p. 71:
Capt. Adam Thorogood
, Esqr., & one of the Council of State, 5350 acs
Low Co. of Norf., 19 Sept 1637, p. 480. Nly. upon Chisopeian Bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that Riv., running to a broade Cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land, W. into the maine land, Sly. up the Riv. to a little Island shooting into the Riv. of Chisopeian. Due at the speciall recomendation of him from their Lordships & others of his Majesties most Honorable. Privie Councell to the Govr. & Councell of Va. & alsoe, viz: 50 acs. for hios own per. adv., 50 acs. for per. adv. of his wife Sarah Thorogood & 5250 acs. for trans. of 105 pers. Note: In addition to himself & wife. only the following names apear: Tho. Thorogood, Fr. Newton, James Lending, Stephen Barnard. http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

 

Tho. Thorogood,

Fr. Newton,

James Lending,

Stephen Barnard.

1637 Sept 20: Capt. Adam Thorogood: Elizabeth City County: 200 acres southerly upon the narrows of the Back River: Land Office Patents # 1: 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 426 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

1638 jan 25: John Johnson 1 died sometime prior to January 25, 1638, at which time his son and daughter were described as his legitimate heirs. Ultimately, quoted from Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

John Johnson I’s property on Jamestown Island descended to his son, John II, who on March 25, 1654, repatented it and sold it to his brother-in-law, Edward Travis I on August 8, 1659. This transaction gave rise to the Travis plantation on Jamestown Island.  Author: Martha W. McCartney. quoted from Virginia Immigrants and Adventurers, 1607-1635Author: Martha W. McCartney. The persons are underlined and the ship are in italics. From: A. E. Johnson

 

 

 

1639 June 8 p. 136:
Adam Thorrogood, Esqr., 400 acs. at the head of Samuel
Bennetts Creek, N. upon land of John Langfeild, & E. upon the aforesd. cr. which runneth out of Chisopeiake alias Lynn haven river. Oct. 19 1642, Page 833. Formerly granted unto Capt. Adam Thorrogood June 8, 1639 & now due sd. Thorrogoiod his son by descent.http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

John Langfeild

Samuel Bennetts

1639 July 18 Virginia Patent Book 1, Part II, page 655, - Thomas Stephens, (Steephens), 200 acres at the head of the Back River, on the east side of Scones Dam, etc, east by the side of the Poquoson. Formerly granted unto Epaphroditus Lawson and by him assigned to Samuel Grosse, who assigned it to John Davis and by him assigned to said Stephens. From: Carl L. Lawson

Scones Dam

Samuel Grosse,

John Davis

Thomas Stephens, (Steephens),

 

1639 Oct  Marke Johnson 50 acs at the backe river adj. Land Capt. Wm Tucker, E upon Thos. Wasts W upon Christopher Wormley, S upon Nicholas Hill & N upon Capt. Purifye dec’d. CPv1 Linda Starrs research

1639 Oct 31: Marke Johnson ( also Johnston and Jonson) 50 acres at the back River, in two several parcells 25 acres abutting the south upon the land formerly taken up by Captn. William Tucker east and c.: Source Land Office Patents # 1: 1623-1643 volume 1 and 2 pg 680 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Thos. Wasts
Nicholas Hill

Notes: Nicholas Hill is married to a Bennett who is related to the Richard Bennett families of the Bennett Settlement and to Pagan Creek Families

1658 July 28 Thomas Chivers, born say 1627, was appointed to a jury of twelve men in Isle of Wight County on 28 July 1658 to determine whether 900 acres belonged to Major Nicholas Hill or to John Snollock [VMHB V:406]. He purchased 1,100 acres of land at the head of Sunken Marsh near Chipoakes Creek in Surry County, Virginia, on 20 May 1659 for two cows, payment of 4,000 pounds of tobacco in October that year, and payment of 4,000 pounds of tobacco in October 1660. He died sometime before 13 April 1664 when his daughter Elizabeth was bound out until she came of age [DW 1:151; Haun, Surry County Court Records, I:149; II:232].

http://wwwfreeafricanamericans.com/Chavis_family.htm

 

Major Nicholas Hill

Notes: Nicholas Hill is married to a Bennett who is related to the Richard Bennett families of the Bennett Settlement and to Pagan Creek Families

Capt. Purifye dec’d.
Captn. William Tucker

 

Christopher Wormley,

Notes: Coleman, Morris, 1638, by Capt. Christopher Wormley, Charles River Co.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/p/i/l/Terri-W-Pilon/GENE3-0001.html

Notes: Marshall, Hen., 1638, by Capt. Christopher Wormley, Charles River Co. http://www.provenlines.com/hist11d.html 

Notes: 1638 Jan 27: Capt. Christopher Wormeley, 1420 acs. Chas. River Co., 27 Jan 1638, p. 607. N. upon sd. river, bounded with Wormeleys Cr., on E. with land of Nicholas Clarke &c., joyning land formerly belonging to Mr. Lionell Roulston &c., crossing a ridge of land & the path leading to the new Poquoson &c., runing from the edge of the marsh to the head of the back creeke N.E. & downe the same untill it meete with land of sd. Clarke & c. Due by right of trans. of 16 pers. the 1st yeare: Henry Marshall, John Thomas, Stephen Losh, Richard Header, Morris Coleman, John Brownelofe, William Musgrave (or Musgrane), his wife & 2 children, Joe & Samboe Negroes, & 4 servants more.  For the 2nd yeare: John Hampton, Morris Prosser, Jinkin Williams, William Baker, John Loyse, Samell.  Jones, Thomas Sax, Edward MURFEILD, Morris Walker, William Gingey (or Guigey), William English, Nicholas Raymon, Nicholas Welch (or Wise-altered), Dickery Newman, John Congden, Margarett Raw, Richard Lewis, Jerimiah Lynch, Thomas Skirrick, Richard Marmaduke, Thomas Jenkin,  Henry Hyves, John Poole, Peter ___, Leonard Reeves.
http://townsendsociety.org/Members_Only/VitalRecords/VA/Bios/VABios.html

 

 

1638 Jan 27: Capt. Christopher Wormerly: Charles River County: 1420 acres butting upon the Charles River northerly bounded wit a creek called Wormeleys Creek: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 607 on reel 12: Library of Virignia Archives section

 

1640 April 12: Charles River County: Nicholas Brooks: Tract in a Creek called Capt. Wormerlys: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 834 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Notes: 1649 Sir Thomas Lunsford arrived in Virginia in the year of our Lord, 1649. Upon his arrival he was entertained as a guest and comrade-in-arms by Col. Christopher Wormley. Elizabeth Wormley-Kemp, the Colonel's daughter, was the third wife of Sir Thomas. Their daughter, Katherine, inherited Sir Thomas's estate and was buried at the Christchurch Parish Church, Middlesox Co., VA.

This was the same church that our Ball ancestors, Edward Ball and Keziah Ball, attended and served as Sextons, or caretakers. Their duties would include the arrangements for Communion, Baptisms, weddings and funerals. They may have also been responsible for playing the organ

Col. Wormley wasn't the only influential member in his family. His brother, Honorable Ralph Wormley, was one of the founders of the William and Mary College in colonial Williamsburg. Ralph also assisted in establishing Sir Thomas and his family in Virginia. His son, Honorable Ralph Wormley Jr., married his cousin and daughter of Sir Thomas, Katherine Lunsford. The title, 'Honorable', was given to the members of the House of Burgess, governing body of Virginia.

It's rumored that Sir Thomas and his brothers, Herbert and Henry were the inspiration to writer Alexander Dumas for "The Three Musketeers." This could certainly have some merit since the three fought in France before the English Civil War which ended in 1649. If this is true, a certain irony is realized in that one of Sir Thomas's great granddaughters aided in the translation of Alexander Dumas's works from french to english.
http://www.lunceford.org/ptbgtxt.html

1649 June 16: Unk County: Ralph Wormeley: 3200 acres,  on the  South side or Rappahannock River, about ten miles up the river including the Indian Townes of old and New Nimcocke: Land Office Patents # 2, 1643-1651 pg 170 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

1649 Oct 2: York County: Capt. Ralph Wormeley: 1645 acres, 1420 acres thereof being formerly granted to Capt. Christopher Wormeley by patent dated 27 Jan 1638. Butting upon the York River northerly bounded with a creek called Wormeleys Creek. The remainder of land bounded and extending: Land Office Patents # 2, 1643-1651 pg 276 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Notes: 1687. Nov. 23rd. Middlesox County Order Book: X-317 Att a court the for the County of Middlesox. Present. Col. Christopher Wormley, Capt. Walter Whittaker, Mr. John Wortham, Mr. Oswald Cary, Mr. William Daniel. http://www.marcia-mcclure.com/aqwn173.htm

Notes: 1668 April 22: Rappahannock Co. extinct : Christopher Wormly: 800 acres being part of a dividend of 1000 acres.Formerly taken up by John Pate, lying on the south side of the main swamp of Andrew Gilsons Creek as by patent dated 31 Dec. as appear & c: Land Office Patents # 6, 1666-1679 pt 1 & 2 pg 121 on reel 6: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Notes: About 2 miles southeast of Yorktown is a tidal inlet, Wormley Creek, named for Christopher Wormley, a local property owner and a member of the council of colonial Virginia. On the west side of this inlet, a little town (perhaps best described as a small settlement) took form. It seemingly grew up around "Yorke Fort," built on the point formed by Wormley Creek and York River. In 1633, "Yorke" was selected as a receiving point, and stores were ordered built to serve this settlement and that of Chiskiack just up the river. "Yorke" was separate and distinct from present Yorktown, but actually a direct antecedent. Early courts convened here, and there were a church and a courthouse with its customary instruments of justice (stocks, a pillory, and a ducking stool). The tomb of Maj. William Gooch here is one of the oldest existing dated tombs in the United States. http://www.cr.nps.gov/history/online_books/hh/14/hh14c.htm

WILLIAM JOHN POOLE Was born before 1622 in Colony of VIRGINIA. He owned appoximately 75 acres transferred from Capt, Christopher Wormley Chas Riv Co on January 27, 1638 in Chas Riv Co.. p.8. 16 peole recieved from transfer from Capt Christopher Wormety 1620 acres divided among 16 persons (p.607 Patent Book). He Was married to American Indian NONE UNKNOWN in VIRGINIA. It is unknown as to the father or mother of this female. It can only be assumed that she had no last name.
http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaschsm/Poole.html

Notes: WM Dudly

                        THE INDIAN WAR OF 1676.                                   179

     Att a meeting of his mats Justices of ye Peace for
Midds county
the 10th day July, 1676, By vertue of a late act of Assembly. (1)

     Present -- Sr Henry Chicheley, Knt, Ralph Wormeley, Esq., Mr
Richard Parrott, senr, Capt Walter Whitaker, Coll Christopher
Wormeley,
Majr Robert Beverly, Mr Abraham Weekes, Mr Richard
Robinson, Mr John Vaus, Mr  Richard Parrott, Junr, Mr Wm Dudley.

     Ordered that all persons, That have in there Possessions any
cloathes belonging to any souldier or souldiers now lately raised
in this county for ye countryes service, Doe imediately Deliver the
said cloathes to ye partyes they belong to, as they will answer ye
countrary at there utmost perill.

 

180                        WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY.

     The names of ye Souldiers that are this Day entered upon ye
countyes pay, vizt:

          Lt. David Hume,                               Jno Davis,
          Sargt Jno Hunter,                             Edwd Ellis,
          Corpll Richd Duerdine,                        Tho : Little,
          Corpll Tho : Dring,                           Cornelius Larie,
          Henry Griffith,                               Richd Bishopp,
          Jno Simpson                                   Jno Hackley
          Hugh Roberts,                                 Jno ffernhead
          William Hans,                                 Jno Lucas,
          William Wood,                                 Edward Clarke,
          Danll Hargrave,                               Tho : Smith,
          Charles Shephard,                             Willm Wright,
          William Dawney,                               Patrick Michill,
          James Gray,                                   James Theslie,

          William Rand,                                 Phillip Tauxey,
          William fforbes,                               Wm. Cottrell,
                                         Tho : Stacie.

                                            Horsemen.

          Corpll Ralph Whitson,                      Willm Sumers,
          Thomas Corderel,                            Thomas Jackson,
                                           Tho : Smith.

     Ordered, That ye Provisions enjoyned by Law to bee provided
for ye Soldiers now raised according to Law in this county, be pro-
vided as followeth, vizt., for ye first two moneths:

     Bread by major Robert Beverely at 2lb p. b., Bacon or cheese by
Ditto at ffive ound of Tobaccoe p. pound; Leaden Shott at 3lb p.
pound; Steares six yeare old at least, at 600lb Tobaccoe apeice,
One Bagateere horse to be furnished by Coll. Wormeley; One
Bagateere horse to be furnished by Mr. Richd Robinson.

                         Test:                                             CHR:  ROBINSON, Cl. Cur.

     Att a court held for ye county of Middx, by vertue of a late Act
of Assembly the 22d Day of August, 1676.

Present --  Mr Richd Parrot, Sen.,                   Mr Richd Robinson,
                   Mr Abraham Weeks,                     Mr Richd Parrott, Junr,
                                                 Mr Willm Dudley.

     Whereas This county are comanded by a late Act of Assembly
to Sett forth Thirty-six Soldiers wth Ammunicon, and two moneths'
Provisions, at there first goeing forth, And whereas there is a

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/middlesex/military/1676wartxt

Notes: Charles Fleming in Pamunkey Neck on brs of Mahixon Cr adj Col. Johnson, land of Bradley & Ralph Wormeley Apr 1701 CPv23 Linda Starrs Research

Wormeleys Creek:

Capt. Christopher Wormerly

 

Ralph Wormeley

1680 April 26: Ralph Wormeley: Rappahannock County Extinct: 220 acres on the north side of Rappahannock River an Indian habitation called Nanzattico: Land Office Patents # 7, 1679-1689 vol 1 & 2 pg 34 on reel 7: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Ralph Wormeley:

Nanzattico

New Nimcocke

Indian Townes
Mr. Lionell Roulston

John Chirurgion Poteete:

 

1638 Feb 22: John Chirurgion Poteete: Charles River County: 100 acres butting upon Mr. Roulstons first devident: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 &2 pg 619 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives section

1639 Aug 13: Charles River County: John Poteete: 50 acres abutting Allens Creek: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 665 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Allens Creek:

Mr. Roulstons

 

1638 Oct 18: Allen Hugh: Charles River County: 225 acres butting upon Mr. Roulstons first divident: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 633 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

1647 March 7: Hugh Allen: York County: 420 acres upon Major Raulstons first dividend. Adjoins patented land of Martin Becker: Land Office Patents # 2, 1643-1651 pg 135 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Roulstons Creek

1648 Jan 26: James Miller: Unk. County: 150 acres butting uopn Roulstons Creek: Land Office Patents # 2, 1643-1651 pg 171 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

James Miller

Martin Becker:

Allen Hugh

1638 Oct 18: Hugh Allen: Charles River County 100 acres butting upon Mr. Roulstons first devident, bounded on the West side with the land of John Pooteete: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 633 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives section

 

Hugh Allen

 

Nicholas Brooks:

Col. Johnson

Notes: 1695 Oct 25: Col. Richard Johnson ( aka Johnson & Johnston) King & Queen Co: 3285 acres in Pamunkey Neck, on both sides of a swamp called Goodin or Monkewin Swamp, next above certain lands, lately set forth for Thomas Bray, Richard Gissedge and James Minge.: Land Office Grants # 9 1697-1706 vol 1 & 2, pg 8 on reel 9: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Notes Col. Richard Johnson 3285 acs in Pamunkey Neck, both sides Goodwin or Monkewin Sw, next above Thomas Bray, Richard Gissedge & James Minge Oct 1695 imp: Richard Johnson, James Johnson, Richard Johnson, Susana Johnson. Surrendered 1696 [See King William Co.] CPv3

Notes: John Carleton Jun 1699 Beg at Hon. Col. Richard Johnson, over Blacke’s Springs Br, along Richard Bradford alias Homes to sd Johnson alias Jane Jefferys CPv3

Notes: Mr. Bartholomew Ramsey Jun 1699 adj. Thomas Todd’s, formerly called Sawyer’s land; On Dragon Sw, land of Mr. Thomas Foster, alias James Williams, Wm Blake, Col. Richard Johnson & line of sd Roberts, now Ramsey, down the Axell Sw CPv3

Abraham Weekes

1662 April 3: Unk County: Abraham Weeks: 450 acres upon the north side of Rappahannock River, bounded on the South east with a creek that devides the said land from the land of Mr. Rowland Burnham-- 300 acres formerly gtd to David Fox, Novr 1 1650--150 acres was added to the sd 300 acres and granted to sd Weeks Nov. 22 1653: Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 380 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives section

 

1665 May 26: Abraham Weekes: Unk. County: 450 acres on the south side of Rappahannock River, bounded on the S. Et with a Creek that devides this land from the land of Mr. Rowland Burnham: Notes: 300 acres thereof by patt assd from Mr. David Fox, Nov. 1 1650 and 150 acres by patt. to sd Weeks Nov 22, 1653: Land Office Patents # 5, 1661-1666 vol 1 & 2 pg 60 on reel 5: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Mr. Rowland Burnham

1656 March 1: Rowland Burnham Index of Wills Lancaster County Wills and Administration ( 1652-1800) Systems # 000512765: Library of Virginia Archives section

 

Abraham Weeks

David Fox

 

164. Novr. 29th, John Crump. 1250 acres more or less.  In & adjoining to a neck of land, being bounded by back river, and its marsh, on the one side, unto a marked white oak by Mr. Batts' landikng.

 

John Crump

Mr. Batts' landing

 

1641 Jany 22, Richard Brookes.  Lease.  .  189 acres.  In Pasby haies, bounded viz from the mouth of Little Swamp opening itself into the Creek near Mr. Batts' house. JAMES CITY COUNTY. BOOK NO. 1. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamescity/land/patents2.txt

 

Richard Brookes

Mr. Batts' house

Little Swamp

 

1643 June 10 p. 143:
Adam Thorogood (Thorogood), Gent., 5, 350 acs.
Low Norf. Co., June 10, 1643, Page 875. Beg. at a little island in Lynn haven River, W. over Bennetts Cr., down sd. river along the bay, etc. Due as son & heir of Capt. Adam Thorrowgood, dec'd, to whom it was granted by patent dated June 19, 1635.http://homepages.rootsweb.com/%7Ecmddlton/thrwgdx1.html

Bennetts Cr.,

 

1643 Novr. 7, John Batt,  526 acres.  Part of the land, lying at the head of the Eastermost branch of Back river called drinking swamp or otter dam swamp.

 

 

1643 Novr. 7, John Batt,.  526 acres.  Part of the land, lying at the head of the Eastermost branch of Back river called drinking swamp or otter dam swamp. JAMES CITY COUNTY. BOOK NO. 1.

 

Notes: John Batt

THE LIVING AND DEAD IN VIRGINIA.  Feb. 16, 1623. At Warwick Squrake. JOHN BATT. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamestown/census/1623cens.txt

 

Notes: 1624  WARWICK SQUEAKE      VA  B300  BATT, John

1624  VIRGINIA COLONY      VA  B300  BATT, Michaell

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamestown/census/1624cens.txt

 

Notes: 1641 Jany 22, Richard Brookes.  Lease.  189 acres.  In Pasby haies, bounded viz from the mouth of Little Swamp opening itself into the Creek near Mr. Batts' house. JAMES CITY COUNTY. BOOK NO. 1. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamescity/land/patents2.txt

 

Notes: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamescity/land/patents2.txt

 

Notes: Michael Batt, 1 acre.  In James Cittie Island near the back river.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamescity/land/patents2.txt

 

Notes:    (2) Thomas Batte and Henry Batte sons of Mr. John Batte, deceased, had
patent 29 April 1665 [or 1668] for 5878 acreas, 2 rods, 8 poles, on south side James River in Appomattox in Charles City County beginning at head of Jordan's land and Merchants Hope - the head
of Charles City Creek; due for transportation of 118 persons into the colony, among them, William Bate, Jur. 2 times, Martha Bate, Jno. Bate, Senior, Jno Batte, Junr.  Henry Batte, Tho Batte. Henrico County, Virginia: Beginnings of Its Families: Part I William Clayton Torrence
William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 24, No. 2.(Oct., 1915), pp. 116-142.

 

 

 

Charles City Creek

 

Drinking swamp

 


Michael Batt, 1 acre.  In James Cittie Island near the back river.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamescity/land/patents2.txt

 

Michael Batt

 

1643 Novr. 7, John Batt, 526 acres.  Part of the land, lying at the head of the Eastermost branch of Back river called drinking swamp or otter dam swamp. JAMES CITY COUNTY. BOOK NO. 1. http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/jamescity/land/patents2.txt

 

otter dam swamp

Notes: 1694 Charles City/Prince George Co VA Patent Granted to Thomas Chappell, Jr.:
"To and &ce Whereas &e. Now know ye that I the said Sir Edmond Andros, Knt. Governor &e, due with the Advice and Consent of the Council of the State, accordingly give and grant unto Thomas Chappell four hundred and twenty three acres of Land lying and being in the County of Charles City on the South side of the James river, on the Otterdam Swamp. Viz, beginning at the corner pine on the said swamp, beith the corner of the land of Thomas Smith, and runneth on his line, North North East Three fourths East, Eighty five Poles to a corner White Oak. Thence North West two hundred and two poles, Crossing a great branch to a corner White oak on the North side of the Said Branch. Thence up that Branch, as it wendeth its way, to a corner Black Oak. Thence North West forty poles and South West one hundred and forty six poles, crossing
Otterdam Swamp to a certain Live Oak, thence up the Otterdam Swamp, as it wendeth its way, to a corner Pince by a small meddow, thence South West by South seventy eight poles to a corner pine. Thence East South East two hundred and thirty two poles to a Corner Pince &e.... The said land being dew unto him the said Thomas Chappell by and for the transportation of nine head rights. all of whose names are in the records Mentioned under the Patent. To have and to hold &e. Yielding and Paying &e. Provided &e. Dated ye 20 day of Aprile, A.D. 1694.
E Andros,
Govr.&e
Head rights - Buck, Doe, Santall, Mungo, Gerald, Morton, Sarah, Abell and Sue. All being African slaves"
(Patent book VIII, pg 371)
Thomas Chappell evidently had bought these negroes from some slave ship on the James River. Having bought them, he was entitled to 'head rights' - fifty acres of land for each person, which he located on the land patented to him. At this time, a 'likely negro fellow' was worth about 4,000 lbs of tobacco, or in sterling money 30 pounds ( approximately $150 exchanged into today's currency).

http://www.andyblackard.com/HTML/EarlyBlackardNeighborhoods/PrinceGeorgeVA/ThomasChappell.html

Thomas Chappell, Jr.:

Thomas Smith,

1645 NICHO. HAYLE, transported by Mark Johnson, Elizabeth City Co. From "Early Virginia Immigrants 1623-1666"

NICHO. HAYLE or Nicholas Haile

1645 July 31: Marke Johnson ( Jonson and Johnston) Elizabeth City County: 198 acres beg. A branch that divides his land from Thomas Watts: Source Land Office Patents # 2 1643-1651 pg 27 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Marke Johnson 198 acs Eliz City Co. Jul 1645 Beg a br dividing this from Thomas Watts to the Broad cr. CPv1 Linda Starrs research

Thomas Watts

1647/48 January 6  Virginia Patent Book 2, page 114, - Thomas Stephens, 300 acres Elizabeth City County, beginning at the Bridge at the narrow of the Back River and 100 acres beginning at the edge of the road, west, northwest into the island.  200 acres formerly granted unto Ephaproditus Lawson, by him assigned unto Samuel Groose (Samuel Grosse), by him unto John Davis, by Davis to Stephens.  100 for transportation of 2 persons. From: Carl L. Lawson

1648 March 6: BARTHOLOMEW HOSKINS, 400 acs. Low. Norf. Co., 6 Mar. 1648, p. 172. Lyeing on Nwd. side of the Broad Cr., being a br. of the Ewd. br. of Elizabeth River. Sd. land granted to Henry Watson, 10 June 1639 & by the relict of sd. Watson assigned to Richard Foster, & by him assigned to Richard Day & Richard Woodman (or Woolman), & 200 acs. the residue due sd. Woolman for trans. of 4 pers: (& the whole 400 acs. purchased of Day & Woolman by sd. Hoskins.)
http://www.geneajourney.com/hoskinfo.html

BARTHOLOMEW HOSKINS

1624 Nov 3: Bartolomew Hoskins: 100 acres on Back River, in Corporation of Elizabeth City and Beg. & c. westward upon a creek that divideth the same from the land of Peter Arundell: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 3 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

1660:AGES OF LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY PEOPLE

BY CHARLES F. McINTOSH

Abstracted from Depositions found in Books A, B, C and D (1637-1665) in the Norfolk County Clerk's Office.  The ages in almost all instances are followed by the words "thereabouts".(1637-1663)

Hoskins, Bartholomew             "  60   "   1660

 

Henry Watson

Richard Foster

Richard Day

Richard Woodman or Woolman

1650 Oct 7: Unk County: William Plumer: A neck of land lying upon Ducking Pond Creek, proceeding from Mojack bay. The sd. land being part of 4000 acres of land granted unto Capt. Christopher Wormeley, Oct 25,1639 by Order of the Governour and Council: Land Office Patents # 2, 1643-1651 pg 256 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

William Plumer:

Ducking Pond Creek,

Mojack bay.

1651 Lancaster formed from Northumberland, York                                                              Lancaster County was formed around 1651 and was at first extended to both sides of the Rappahannock River, containing an area which is now Lancaster County, Middlesex County, Essex County (Old Rappahannock County) and Richmond Counties. IN 1654 the parish was divided. Upper embraing what became Rappahannock County In 1656. (Essex County in 1692) and what was to become Richmond County in 1692, and Lower Lancaster County embraicing what is Lancaster County, including areas on both sides of the river. IN 1666 after some boundary changes, The Lower Parish became Christ Church Parish. WIth the creation of Middlesex County in 1669 on the South side of the Rapahannock River Christ Church Parish became Christ Church Parish in Middlesex County which left two parishs in Lancaster County; St. Marys White Chapel Parish  and Great Christ Church Parish, of which the Great was soon dropped from its name. IN 1752 these two parishes merged as Christ Churh Parish absorbed St. Mary's White Chapel Parish. the Early Christ Church sancutuary built by King Carter has not only survived, but has also been restored; Library of Virginia Archives Section.

 

1651 June 24: Rowland Burnham: Unk. County: 850 acres on the South Side of The Rappahanock River part of the land bouned viz. South upon the land of Collo. Wormeley, North upon the land of Abrhm. English: 350 acres the residue bound. N.Nwt. upon a creeke called Worster Creek: Land Office Patents # 2, 1643-1651 pg 319 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

Abrhm. English

Worster Creek

Rowland Burnham

1651 June 9: Rowland Burnham Unk. County: 1400 acres on the south side of Rappahannock River aboute 20 miles up the said river, bounded with a Creek called Saunderland Creeke: Land Office Patents # 2, 1643-1651 pg 339 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1643 Aug 10: Rowland Burnham: York County: 450 acres South east upon Burnhams Creek, Northwest upon the land of John Bayles: Land Office Patents # 1, 1623-1643 vol 1 & 2 pg 884 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives section

 

Burnhams Creek,

John Bayles:

Saunderland Creeke

1651 Sept 16: Abraham Moone & Thomas Griffin: Lancaster County: 1400 acres on the South Side of Rappahannock River opposite to the Late land of Capt. Ralph Wormeley decd. Begg. & C. on the South side of a branch of Peanketank: Land Office Patents # 2, 1643-1651 pg 342 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

Peanketank:

 

John Lylley,

Abraham Moone

1650 June 6: Abraham Moone: King and Queen County: 500 acres beg. next to th land of John Lylley, lying on the Southwest side of Milford Haven: Land Office Patents # 9, 1697-1706 vol 1 & 2 pg 245 on reel 9: Library of Virginia Archives section

1653 Jan 2: Abraham Moone: Lancaster Co: 400 acres upon the head of Mrs. Brocas dividend Lands: Land Office Patents # 3: 1652-1655 pg 35 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1653 Feb 23: Lancaster Co: Abraham Moone: 800 acres on the head of Moration Creek and on the North side of the South east branch of Moraticon aforesaid.: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 235 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

1653 Feb 23: Abraham Moon: Northumberland County: 500 acres beg. at a point near or towards the head upon the North Side of Great Wicocomico River: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 234 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1653 March 31: Lancaster Co: Abraham Moon: 1700 acres on the South side of Rappahannock River, opposite to the land of Lady Chickley: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 69 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1653 Oct 19: Abraham Moon: Lancaster Co: 300 acres on the Northwest side of Nimcock Creek, opposite to another tract of land of said Moons: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 69 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1654 Sept 20: Humphrey Higgenson and Abraham Moone: Westmoreland County: 2000 acres on the South side of Potomack and upon the south west side of a North West Branch commonly known by the name of Ohoquin River. Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 302 on reel 2: Libary of Virginia Archives Section

1654 Nov 1: Abraham Moon: Gloucester Co: 300 acres upon the head of Fenton Creek, which issueth forth on the So. et. of Mettapony River: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 326 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Fenton Creek,

1655 May 17: Gloucester Co: John Woodward: 500 acres bounded o nthe North and North east side of Pyanketank River and a great Marsh adjoining land of Abraham Moon: Land Office Patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 337 on Reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1655 Nov. Henrico Co: Abraham Moone: Part of Index to Henrico County Wills and Administrations (1662-1800) System # 000564037: Library of Virginia Archives section

1655 Sept 4: Lancaster Co: John Sharpe: 500 acres on the North est side of a south east branch of Moraticond Creek adjoining the land of Abraham Moone: Land Office patents # 3, 1652-1655 pg 362 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives section

1657 Dec 2: Lancaster Co: Richard White: 500 acres within the freshes of sd river oposite to Nansemond Town adjoining the Land of Charles Grime and Abraham Moone, on rappahannock river. Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 195 on reel 4: Library o Virginia Archives section

1658 March 5: Lancaster Co: John Wortham: 400 acres adjoining the land of Abraham Moone: Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 195 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives section

1658 Oct 6: Richard White, Davis Evans and Samuel Mann: unk County: 1000 acres in the freshes of Rappahannock River beg. & c. nigh a run proceeding out of a creek on the upper side of the land of Abraham Moone: Land Office Patents # 4, 1655-1664 pg 32 on reel 4: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

1663 Sept 29: Robert Bristow: Lancaster County: 100 acres in Flets Bay abutting Northerly on a Creek Called Hardawaies Creek, dividing this land of Abraham Moone: Land Office Patents # 5, 1661-1666 vol 1 & 2 pg 351 on reel 5: Library of Virginia Archives section

1665 Oct 13: Rappahannock Co (extinct): Richard White: 1500 acres in the freshes of Rappahannock River, 1000 acres part thereof. Beginning & c. nigh a run proceeding out of a creek on the Upper side of the Land of Abraham Moone: Land Office Patents # 5, 1661-1666 vol 1 & 2 pg 483 on Reel 5: Library of Virginia Archives section

Robert Bristow:

Flets Bay

Hardawaies Creek

 

Richard White

Davis Evans

Samuel Mann

Charles Grime

Richard White

John Wortham

John Woodward
Lady Chickley
Mrs. Brocas
Moraticon
Milford Haven
Nimcock Creek

Moraticon Creek

1652 May: Peter Ranson  E upon Broad Cr., S upon land of Marke Johnson & N upon Thomas Watts May 1652. CPv1 Linda Starrs research

Peter Ranson 

Notes: 1652   IN the difference between Mr. Peter Ranson, plt. and John Hewett and Wm. Holder, defend'ts. It is ordered by this Grand Assembly that Mr. Peter Ranson's pattent shall stand good for 1100 acres of land in Mock-Jack bay, And that Hewett and Holder be outed and decline the possession till it be made appeare void by some that shall make better right appeare, It now appearing that none pretending to it in the right of Dawber have power to question his title; 100 lb. of tob'o. being allowed him for costs from each of them (vizt.) 100 lb. of tobacco from Holder, and 100 lb. of tobacco from Hewett, alias execution.  LAWS OF VIRGINIA, NOV., 1652 −−− 3rd OF COMMONWEALTH

Thomas Watts

 

1663: Mr. Edward Travis 550 acs Island on James River at Back Poynt to mouth of Pasmore Cr to Cocket’s Neck fork; to pitch & tar Sw; to head of Harmon’s Cr; To back river including 12 acs of Mr. Holiday; 326 ac patent 1663 relating to patent Dated 1653; 150 acs by purchase from Jno Seinior 1654; 12 acs purchased from Jno Crumpe 1654; 15 acs from Jno Johnson Aug 1659; 70 acs from Mrs. Susanna Chiles 1672 and 12 from Wm Champion 1677 CPv2

Cocket’s Neck

Pasmore Cr

Harmon’s Cr

Mr. Holiday;

Jno Crumpe

Mrs. Susanna Chiles

Wm Champion

 

1663 February 10,  Edward Travers (Travis), son and heire of Edward Travers, dec'd., patented 326 acres on James City Island lying neere black poynt; 196 acres N. upon the backe river, E. upon the same, S. upon land of Mr. Chiles & Goose hill Marsh & W. upon David Elliott & Mr. Crosbies land; [and] 130 acres, more or less, part being marsh, lieing Sly. from his now dwelling house and devdt. of his land, bounded by Parsmores Creek & Cockets neck & the residue being high land lieing Wly. from his house & bounded on Wwd. with land of Lanselet Eley &c; granted to said Edward Travers, dec'd., 10 Mar. 1653 & now due as above.

1676 June:  Capt. Anthony Armestead NW side back river Jun 1676 adj land of Marke Morgan’s orphans, now in possession of Abraham Woodwerd, adj. Richard Symons .. Thomas, Baker’s orphans and orphan of Anthony Tilly; land of Mark Parish to Deepe Sw neare Burton’s qtr adj land Phillip Johnson, in possession of Thomas Jenkins, to Gullett Cr issuing out of the broade Cr CPv2 linda Starrs Research

Capt. Anthony Armestead

Marke Morgan’s orphans

Abraham Woodwerd

Richard Symons

Thomas orphans,

Baker’s orphans

Burton’s qtr

Thomas Jenkins

Gullett Cr

Notes: Phillip Johnson

is son of Marke Johnson see below

Journal of the Grand Assembly, Held at James City, the
23d day of October, 1666,by adjournment from the fifth of June
1666.
Lower Norfolk.           Capt. Adam Thorowgood,
                         Capt. Wm. Carver.
Isaac Allerton was the only son of Isaac Allerton, "merchant
tailor", by his second wife, Fear, daughter of William Brewster, founder
of the Plymouth Colony. in New England.  He graduated at Harvard in
1650, and came to Virginia shortly after.  He married Elizabeth, the
sister of Thomas Willoughby, who married Sarah, daughter of Mr. Richard Thompson. 

Ursula, the widow of Thompson, who died after 1651, married
secondly, Col. John Mottrom, and when he died, abut 1655, she married thirdly, Major George Colclough, who died about 1662 –
Northumberland County Records.  In the Norfolk County Records there is a reference in 1661 to Mr. George Colclough, who married the relict of Mr. Simon Overzee.
She was Elizabeth, and a daughter of Capt. Adam Thorowgood, as Anne, the wife of Job Chandler, calls her "sister".
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/washington.txt

 

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/misc/hening02.txt

 

Notes: Second Generation

2. Adam2 Thorowgood (I)(Capt.) (William1) was born in Grimston, Norfolk, England about 1603. Based on baptism date of 1603 at St. Botolph's, Parish of Grimston, Norfolk. (Adventures of Purse & Person, p. 607) Adam died about 1640 in Lower Norfolk Co., VA. Adam may have been at Jamestown, VA when he died. All the paperwork was at Lower Norfolk Co.

 

He married Sarah Offley in Blackfriars, London, England, July 18, 1627. St. Anne's Church.

 

Sarah was born in England about 1609. Based on her baptism April 16, 1609 at St. Benet, Gracechurch, London. Sarah was the daughter of Robert Offley and Anne Osburn.

 

Sarah died 1657 in Lower Norfolk Co., VA, at 48 years of age. Sarah was 18 years old when she came to the Virginia colony. Court records show her bringing suit on several occasions: swearing out a warrant on Goody Layton for wronging her deceased husband with a "Pish;" two men for making insulting remarks to her daughter, Sarah in 1644; and just days before her death she took a tenant farmer to court for improper planting of an orchard and "ground made waste of." She was described as "beautiful and high-spirited" with a "backbone of steel and an indomitable will." (Norfolk Co. VA GenWeb, Thorowgood Family by Carol Middleton; dates-Meyer & Dorman, Adventurers of Purse & Person, Dietz Press, Richmond, VA 1987, pp.459, 607)

 

He made a will in Lower Norfolk Co., VA, February 17, 1639. Adam's will was probated in Lower Norfolk Co., VA, April 27, 1640. Adam Thorowgood came to Virginia on the "Charles" in 1621. He was at Elizabeth City for the 1623-4 census and is shown aged 18 for the 1624-5 census, a servant in the muster of Edward Waters. By 1626, he is known as Captain Adam Thorogood, Gentleman of Kiquotan, when he purchased 150 acres on the north side of Hampton Roads. He patented 400 acres in Elizabeth City County on March 21, 1634-5 and 5,350 acres at Lynnhaven, Lower Norfolk County in 1637. This land at Lynnhaven on the south side of Hampton Roads was due him for the personal adventure of himself and his wife and the transportation of 105 persons between 1628 and 1634 (see names in introduction).

 

He was appointed commissioner for holding monthly court at Elizabeth City on March 7, 1728-9, served as a Burgess for Elizabeth City in 1629 and 1630-1632. He was a member of the first court for Lower Norfolk County May 15, 1637, vestryman of Lynnhaven Parish and the first church of Lynnhaven Parish was built in 1639 on his land at Church Point.

 

His will named his wife, Sarah, son Adam and daughters Ann, Sarah and Elizabeth. He asked that he be buried at the parish church at Lynnhaven.

 

Adam Thorowgood(I)(Capt.) and Sarah Offley had the following children:

 

 + 4 i. Ann3 Thorowgood was born October 30, 1630.

 

 5 ii. Sarah Thorowgood was born 1631. Sarah died October 9, 1658 in Charles Co., MD, at 27 years of age. She was buried on October 9, 1658. She married Simon Overzee.

 

Simon died 1660. He was a merchant of Lower Norfolk County and owner of the ship "Virginia Merchant." He moved to Charles Co. MD, where he owned land with his brother-in-law, Job Chandler, at Port Tobacco, and another tract called "Rotterdam." After Sarah's death, he married Elizabeth Willoughby, who was administrator of his estate. According to Purse & Person, Sarah died in childbirth. She had at least one child when the family moved to Maryland and the one born in 1658, none living to maturity. (Purse & Person, p. 611)

 

 + 6 iii. Elizabeth Thorowgood was born 1633.

 

 + 7 iv. Adam Thorowgood(II)(Lt. Col.) was born after 1638.

 

   http://www.esva.net/ghotes/thorowgd/d0/i0011734.htm#i11734

 

1673 May 23: Benjamin Lester: Elizabeth City County: Assignees: 214 acres adjoining MARK JOHNSON, Thomas Roberts, the heirs of Thomas Curle merchant decd. Source Land Office Patents # 35: 1762-1764 volume 1 & 2 pg 111 on reel 35: Library of Virginia Archives Section.

 

Benjamin Lester

Thomas Roberts

Thomas Curle

 

1686 Richard HARGRAVE   Norfolk Co VA d bk 5: 1 written 21 Nov 1686 proved 17 Jan 1686/7: sons Richd, Benjamin, dtr Margret Roberts, as well as son in law Arthur Moseley.  Will dated 1686; proved 1686/7. Named his son-in-law Arthur Moseley. Came to Virginia in Jan 1634. Listed London in the Bon Adventure 1645/6. Pat. 250 acres on Broad Creek, 150 acres Pat. to John Watkins in 1644.  John B Boddie's book on Southside Virginians Vol2 page 133 where he
MISTAKENLY calls ARTHUR'S mother SUSANNA COCKROFT; Source for family: Va Mag  Hist & Biog 40 (1932): 379-383 by Moriarty on HARGRAVE.
http://www.jrily.com/genealogy/aqwn186.htm

Richard HARGRAVE 

Arthur Moseley  

John Watkins

 

1691 THE WILLIAM AND MARY QUARTERLY, Vol 9, No 2, October 1900, pp125-126 (a Virginia historical and genealogical publication): "Col. Leonard Yeo was a burgess for Elizabeth City (Virginia county) in 1644, 1645, 1663 and 1666. Capt. Leonard Yeo and Mrs. Clare Yeo were headrights in a patent in 1652. In 1667, after the Dutch invasion, he was empowered by the (Virginia) Council to impress men and materials for mounting eight guns on the fort at Point Comfort. He died during or before 1670, since in the General Court Records for that year it is stated that Charles Moryson had married the relict of Col. Leonard Yeo. In 1691, John Lear patented land in Elizabeth City County in right of his wife Rebecca, said land formerly belonging to Col. Leonard Yeo. In 1690, Leonard Yeo of Back River, Elizabeth City County, probably a son of Col. Leonard Yeo, died and gave all his property to his wife Mary. In 1719/1720, - This Leonard does not appear to have had any descendants. http://www.yeosocietycom/Yoe%20family.htm

 

Col. Leonard Yeo

Mary Yeo.

Charles Moryson

John Lear

 

 

1696 Oct: Philip Johnson 400 acs Oct 1696 Beg at Br of Broad Cr to John Cotton; adj. Mr. Parson’s land called Warrises’ Quarter; near Capt. Anthony Armistead … granted Marke Johnson, His father, 4 Oct 1639; 31 July 1645 (or 1695) … CPv3

Marke Johnson, His father,

Notes: 1645 July 31: Marke Johnson ( Jonson and Johnston) Elizabeth City County: 198 acres beg. A branch that divides his land from Thomas Watts: Source Land Office Patents # 2 1643-1651 pg 27 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Marke Johnson 198 acs Eliz City Co. Jul 1645 Beg a br dividing this from Thomas Watts to the Broad cr. CPv1 Linda Starrs research

Warrises’ Quarter

Mr. Parson’s

John Cotton

Capt. Anthony Armistead

1700 Sept 18: Phillip Johnson: Part of Index to Elizabeth City County Wills and Administrations 1689-1800: pg 217 Exors bond rec. 18 Sept 1700 Deeds, Wills Etc. (1684)

1689-1699 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Systems # 00535266:: Unknown if this is the Son Of Marke Johnson ?

 

1701: Oct 5: Philip Johnson and Jane Trawell, widow

Jane Trawell, widow

 

1701 October 5, Edward Myhill and Ann Johnson ELIZABETH CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA - EARLY MARRIAGES

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/elizabethcity/vitals/marriages/marr0001.txt

 

Edward Myhill

 

1704 Rents Elizabeth City County

Mark Johnson

 

1712 WALLACE. - The tombstone of Rev. James Wallace, at his home, called "Erroll", on the Back River, in Elizabeth City County, bears arms:  A lion rampant; crest, an ostrich's head and neck, holding in its beak a horseshoe.  As his tomb states, Mr. Wallace was from Erroll, in Perthshire, North Britain, and he was minister of Elizabeth City county for twenty-one years. He died November 3, A.D. 1712, and in the forty-fifth year of his age.

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/quarterly/coatofarms2.txt

 

Rev. James Wallace

 

Notes: JOHN Sheldon 3 (John2, Samuel1), married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. James and Martha Wallace, and granddaughter of Rev. James Wallace (whose tombstone, at his place on Back River, shows that he was from ERroll, in Perthshire, Scotland, and was many years minister of the parish of Elizabeth City).  He died intestate about 1775, and had, 24, John4, of Nottoway, who married Anne -----.  (Hayden). http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/quarterly/s43

1713 May: John Parsons Jr. May 1713 adj. Mr. Anthony Armistead; Maj Wm Armistead, Thomas Roberts, William Mallory, John Parsons Sr. & Mark Johnson CPv3

Mr. Anthony Armistead

Maj Wm Armistead

Thomas Roberts,

William Mallory

John Parsons Sr

1714 June 16: Mark Johnson: Elizabeth City County: 150 acres adjoining the land of Thomas Roberts, Major Wm. Armistead and John Parsons : Source Land Office Patents # 10 1710-1719 pg 139 on reel 10: Library of Virginia Archives Section.

 

Mark Johnson 150 acs adj. Thomas Roberts; Maj. Wm Armistead & John Parson, Benjamin Smith June 1714 CPv3

 

1717 April 1: Thomas Wilcocks: Elizabeth City County: 214 acres adjoining the land of Mark Johnson, Thomas Roberts, Benjamin Smith and c,  Source Land Office Patents # 10 1710-1719 pg 316 on reel 10: Library of Virginia Archives Section.

Benjamin Smith

Thomas Roberts

Thomas Wilcocks

1717 April Thomas Wilcocks adj Mark Johnson, Thomas Roberts, Benjamin Smith & land of the Heirs of Thomas Curle merchant Apr 1717 CPv3

1718 Dec 18: Mark Johnson: Part of Index to Elizabeth City County Wills and Administrations 1689-1800: pg 167-168 Will pro. 18 Feb 1718: Pg 210 Inv & appr. Rec. 22 Aug 1719: pg 224 Exors bond rec 18 Feb 1718: Deeds Wills Inv & Orders 1715-1721 on reel 3: Library of Virginia Systems # 000535265

 

1726-1806 , George WYTHE, a Delegate from Virginia; born near Back River, Elizabeth City County, Va., in 1726; privately instructed by his mother and attended the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.; studied law; was admitted to the bar in 1746 and commenced practice in Elizabeth City County in 1755; moved to Williamsburg about 1755; member of the house of burgesses 1758-1768; appointed a member of the committee of correspondence in 1759; moved to his estate in Elizabeth City County in 1763 and returned to Williamsburg in 1768; clerk of the house of burgesses 1768-1775; Member of the Continental Congress 1775-1776; a signer of the Declaration of Independence; speaker of the house of delegates in 1777; judge of the Virginia Chancery Court in 1777; appointed sole chancellor of Virginia in 1778; professor of law at the College of William and Mary from 1779 to 1791, when he resigned and moved to Richmond, Va.; conducted a private school in Richmond and continued teaching until his death; delegate to the Federal Convention at Philadelphia, Pa., in 1787; a member of the State ratification convention in 1788; died in Richmond, Va., June 8, 1806; interment in St. John’s Churchyard.

 

Bibliography

Kirtland, Robert B. George Wythe: Lawyer, Revolutionary, Judge. New York: Garland, 1986. http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=W000787

 

George WYTHE

 

1736 JOSEPH SELDEN (John, Samuel), born about 1736, at which time the will of his grandmother, Rebecca Selden, names him.  Sheriff of Elizabeth City county.  Will dated August 30,1774, and proved in Elizabeth City county March 28, 1776; names wife Mary, and children, 16, John4; 17, Joseph4, 18, William4; 19, Euphan4; 20, Samuel4, whose will in 1806 names wife Susannah and children; 21, John; 22, James; 23, Joseph, and niece Maria Selden.  A deed in 1770 shows this wife Mary was widow of David Wilson Curle, who died about 1769.  The children were, therefore, probably by a former marriage.

JOHN (John, Samuel), married Elizabeth, daughter of Capt. James and Martha Wallace,and granddaughter of Rev. James Wallace (whose tombstone, at his place on Back River, shows that he was from ERroll, in Perthshire, Scotland, and was many years minister of the
parish of Elizabeth City).  He died intestate about 1775, and had, 24, John4, of Nottoway, who married Anne -----.  (Hayden).
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/quarterly/s4350000.txt

 

 

JOSEPH SELDEN

 

1739 Sept 22: William King, Mary King, and Judith Curle : Elizabeth City County 637 acres beg. & C. on a ridge commonly called the Great Ridge, near the main road, thence & C. joining on several lands of Isaac Vollins, and the heirs of Mark Johnson and C.: Source Land Office Patents # 18: 1738-1739 pg 444 on reel 16: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

1739 Sept: William & Mary King and Judith Curle, spinster, on a Ridge commonly called the gr Ridge near the Main Road, along the great Shrubs, through Sawers Sw adj. Arnthony Armistead Sr., Isaac Vollins, the heirs of Mark Johnson & John Nickson, Robert Armistead Jr., Thomas Allin, John King & William Hatchitt Sep 1739 CPv4

William King,

Mary King,

Judith Curle

Great Ridge

Isaac Vollins

John Nickson

Sawers Sw

Anthony Armistead Sr

Robert Armistead Jr

Thomas Allin

John King

William Hatchitt

xxx

 (p. 80) Thomas Avent.... 21 Sep 1756/ 18 Nov 1757.... Son William Avent the land I liveon and the land on north side of Otterdam Swamp below the first great branch commonly called the Cart wheat Branch and the land that Thomas Johnson lately lived on in Northington Co., North Carolina. Son Peter Avent all the land on both sides of Otterdam Swamp not devised to son, William Avent, or devised tobe sold. Thomas Avent, son of John Avent, decd., land bought from John Golightly in Sussex Co and Northampton Co and 175 acres adjoining which was patented in my own name. My five grandchildren (not named), the daughters of Thomas Avent, decd., when they are 21. Daughter Mary Vincent 193 acres joining Joseph Prince and Robert Lynn in Sussex Co. Daughter Sarah Fox 625 acres whereon William Fox, her husband, now lives. Land on Dickey's Creek in Lunenburg Co and land on east side
of the Great Swamp to be sold and proceeds to William Avent, Mary Vincent, Sarah Fox and the children of John Avent, decd. Athaliah (?) Coosiah (Keziah?) Norris. Exors: Son William Avent and son in law Thomas Vinson (Vincent?). Wit: Nathaniel Wyche, William Dobey, Mary Dobey and John Barlow

Notes: 1716 Oct 31 Thomas Avent of Surry County VPB 10 p300  400a E side OtterdamSwamp http://users.rcn.com/deeds/Sussex.txt 

Notes: RICHARD PACE, whose daughter TABITHA, married Richard Moore's son, JOHN, evidently moved to nearby Surry County and held land near the Moore family. This is shown by a grant of 1200 acres to one Thomas Avent March 1729, given by the Va. Council. (V. M. 34, p. 203.)

This grant was in Surry County, "beginning at Richard Moore's line to Stewart's line and over Otterdam Swamp to include all land between John Davis and Richard Pace.'

John Barlow, who lived on Otterdam Swamp in Surry, died in 1728. He gave his son, William, a plantation "extending down the branch to Richard Pace's corner."

The men named to divide his land among his three sons were "Richard PACE, Richard MOORE and Thos. AVENT." These three men also witnessed the will. (Bk. 7, p. 864.)http://www.phc.igs.net/~gordpace/lines/fact0009.htm

 

Notes: [pg 016][Sussex Co. Will Book "A" 1754-1764]
(p. 222) Account of Estate of Col. Thomas Avent by Thomas Vinson, executor, shows payments to Mrs. Atheliah Keziah Norris, John Dorch, Matthew Walden, Rev. John Noverion, Joseph Carter, Mr. Peter Avent, the children of Thomas Avent, Jr., decd., Dr. Samuel Peete, Capt. John Machin, Lewis Solloman,William Hyx, sheriff of Lunenburg Co for quitrents on 6904 acres, Mr. Major Tiller, Mr. Joseph
Prince, Rev. William Willis, Capt. James Wyche, Mrs. Elizabeth Eldridge, Mrs. Sarah Underwood, Col. John
Willis, Matthew Waldin, Mr. Ingram Blanks, Mr. James Stewart, John Barlow, cash from the sale of 304 acres and 390 acres in Lunenburg Co and William Doby.
19 Nov 1761
http://users.waymark.net/shmartonak/p1bk06.htm

1758 Dec 3:. Benjamin ELLIS signed a will on 3 Dec 1758 in Sussex Co. Va.. He died before 19 Jan 1759 in Sussex Co. Va.. He owned @#DJULIAN@ 12 Mar 1739. On the 12th of March, 1739, Ben received a Land Grant of 150 acres located on the south side of Blackwater Swamp, "beginning on a branch in the college line", and on the 12th of May of 1759, he received an additional grant of 572 acres on the south side of Blackwater Swamp beginning at the corner of his first survey, thence on to the college line.
This Grant is dated after Ben's death, but probably had been issued and entered by him some years before, and was generally recognized as his. He apparently regarded it as his, as his Last Will and Testament leaves this "home plantation" of 520 acres to his son William. He owned @#DJULIAN@ 16 May 1733. This land deed from William Blunt to Benjamin Ellis records the sale of 150 acres of land on the south side of Otterdam Swamp, adjacent to a tract of land owned by Samuel and Henry Briggs. Witnesses were William Ross and Samuel Maget.
http://www.familyorigins.com/users/m/c/m/Arthur-L-Mcmahon-AZ/FAMO1-0001/d77.htm

1759 March 19: Indenture made the 19th day of March, 1759, between Joseph CARTER and Eliza, his wife, parties of the first part, and John IRBY of Northampton County, North Carolina, for 100 pounds, conveying 250 acres, lying on Lick Branch, adjoining Otterdam Swamp, and also 190 acre tract adjoining thereto and being same land granted to Nathl. EDWARDS by Patent dated February 5, 1753, adjoining the Dividing Branch, and lands of William MORRIS and John WILLIS.  Signed by Joseph CARTER (his mark) and Eliza CARTER (her mark).  Witnesses were James STEWART, Robt. HANCOCK, William CRYER, William SCOGGIN, and Thomas JACKSON.  Indenture and Memorandum of Livery of Seizin were proved in Court on November 27, 1759, by the oaths of James STEWART and William CRYER, and at Court on March 24, 1760, was further proved by the oath of William
SCOGGINS.  Deed Book 6, page 456.
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/l/Roger-C-Bull/FILE/0012text.txt

 

1760 May 9, dated Will of Johnson MALLORY
- pro May 5. 1762

Gave daughter Margeret MALLORY 1400 current money, 6 Large silver spoons, 6 tea spoons and 4 negroes,

the same to my daughter Mary;

to daughter Ann King - cattle;

to son Francis Land in Back River and all Land in Warwick being 200 acres;

to son Edward land and plantation at Haynes Creek, this county.

all Lands and plantation in York end 4 negroes; to son Frances silver set of Bucklery troopers and militia arms; wife to have dower;

to Henry KING one mourning ring 20s;

remainder of estate to sons Edward end Frencis;

Henry KING to be trustee for Frances.

Exex: wife Diane with son Francis and Edwerd [15V99]

 

Johnson MALLORY died abt May 1762 and is the son of Francis MALLORY and Anne JOHNSON. Johnson Mallory married Diana and they have issue: lala. Mary MALLORY, lalb. Margaret MALLORY. lalc. Ann MALLORY, who married Henry KING. lald. Edward MALLORY, lalc. Francis MALLORY:

http://www.rootsweb.com/~pbarker/wills.htm

1761 April 11 Indenture made the 11th day of April, 1761, between William RENN
and Benjamin WILLIAMS, for 25 pounds, conveying 100 acres on
Otterdam Swamp, at the mouth of the Savana Branch, and adjoining
Rocky Branch, and lands of James HOUSE and Nathl. MABRY.
Witnesses were James OLIVER, Nathl. MABRY, and Susannah MABRY
(her mark). Deed Book 6, page 702. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA - DEEDS (BOOK 6)

http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/l/Roger-C-Bull/FILE/0012text.txt

1761 June 30: Indenture made the 30th day of June, 1761, between Thomas LAWRENCE, Junr. and John LAWRENCE, for 100 pounds, conveying 415
acres on North side of Otterdam Swamp, adjoining lands of James
HOUSE, WOODY,
and Hixes Branch, and being the same tract patented
on March 23, 1760.  Signed by Thomas LAWRENCE (his mark).
Witnesses were Thomas MORRIS, Nathl. MABRY, and James BILBRO (his
mark).  Deed Book 6, page 694. BRUNSWICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA - DEEDS (BOOK 6)
http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/b/u/l/Roger-C-Bull/FILE/0012text.txt

1763 May 23: Benjamin Lester: 214 acres adjoining the land of Mark Johnson, Thomas Roberts. The Heirs of Thomas Curle Merchant Decd.: Land Office Patents # 35, 1762-1764 vol 1 & 2, pg 111 on reel 35. Library of Virignia Archives Section.

1763 May: Benjamin Lester bounding on the North & Shrubs with Thomas Robert’s, on the East with Mark Johnson, on the south with Benjamin Smith and on the West with the heirs of Thomas Curle Mercht dec’d. May 1763 CPv7 Linda Starrs research

1765  Page 378.--16th October, 1765. Robert Gay and Sarah ( ) to Samuel
Vance and Wm.
Hutcheson, £60, 364 acres on Back River, to Back Creek to Back River.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/augusta/court/3court43.txt

1775: In the mean time, capt. Squire, commander of his majesty's sloop the Otter, had been labouring throughout the summer with some success, to change the defensive attitude of the colony. He was engaged in cruising continually in James and York rivers, plundering the defenceless shores, and carrying off the slaves, wherever seduction or force could place them in his power. These piratical excursions had wrought up the citizens who were not in arms, to a very high pitch of resentment; and an accident soon gave them an opportunity of partial reprisal, which they did not fail to seize. On the 2d of September, the captain, sailing in a tender, on a marauding expedition from James to York river, was encountered by a violent tempest, and his tender was driven on shore, upon Back river, near Hampton. It was night, and the storm still raging:--the captain and his men, distrusting (unjustly, as it would seem from the papers) the hospitality of the inhabitants, made their escape through the woods; the vessel was on the next day, discovered and burnt by the people of the neighhourhood. In consequence of this act, the captain addressed the following letter to the committee of the town of Hampton:

"Otter sloop, Norfolk river, Sept. 10, 1775.

"Gentlemen,

        "Whereas, a sloop tender, manned and armed in his majesty’s service, was on Saturday the 2d instant, in a violent gale of wind, cast on shore in Back river Elizabeth county, having on board the undermentioned king's stores, which the inhabitants of Hampton thought proper to seize: I am therefore to desire, that the king's sloop, with all the stores belonging to her, be immediately returned; or the people of Hampton, who committed the outrage, must be answerable for the consequences.

I am, gentlemen, your humble servant,

"MATTHEW SQUIRE."

        This letter, with a catalogue of the stores, having been communicated to the committee of Williamsburg, and by them having been laid before the commanding officer of the volunteers of that place, major James Innes, at the head of a hundred men, who courted the enterprise, flew to Hampton to repel the threatened invasion. Squire, however, satisfied himself for the present, by falling down to Hampton road, where he seized the passage boats, with the negroes in them, by way of reprisal as he alleged, for the stores, &c. taken out of his tender when driven ashore in the late storm; "which boats and negroes," adds Purdie's paper of the day, "it is likely he intends taking into the king's service, to send out a-pirating for hogs, fowls, &c. A very pretty occupation for the captain of one of his majesty's ships of war." The next paper announces the movements of Squire by a paragraph, which I extract verbatim, as showing in an amusing light, the spirit of the times, and as Camden says, "the plain and jolly mirth of our ancestors," even in the midst of misfortunes. "We hear that the renowned captain Squire, of his majesty's sloop Otter, is gone up the bay for Baltimore in Maryland; on his old trade, it is to be presumed, of negro-catching, pillaging farms and plantations of their stock and poultry, and other illustrious actions, highly becoming a Squire in the king's navy. Some say, his errand was to watch for a quantity of gunpowder intended for this colony; but that valuable is now safely landed where he dare not come to smell it."

        The same paper contains the following answer from the committee of Hampton to Squire's letter:

"To Matthew Squire, esq. commander of his majesty's sloop Otter, lying in Hampton roads.

"Hampton, September 16, 1775.

"Sir,

        "Yours of the 10th instant, directed to the committee of the town of Hampton, reciting, that a sloop tender on his majesty's service, was on the 2d instant, cast on shore near this place, having, on board some of the king's stores, which you say were seized by the inhabitants, and demanding an immediate return of the same; or that the people of Hampton must answer the consequences of such outrage, was this day laid before them, and knowing the above recital to be injurious and untrue, think proper here to mention the facts relative to this matter. The sloop, we apprehend, was not in his majesty's service, as we are well assured that you were on a pillaging or pleasuring party; and although it gives us pain to use indelicate expressions, yet the treatment received from you, calls for a state of the facts in the simple language of truth, however harsh it may sound. To your own heart we appeal for the candour with which we have stated them--to that heart which drove you into the woods in the most tempestuous weather, in one of the darkest nights, to avoid the much injured and innocent inhabitants of this county, who had never threatened or ill used you--and who would, at that time, have received you, we are assured, with humanity and civility, had you made yourself and situation known to them. Neither the vessel or stores were seized by the inhabitants of Hampton; the gunner, one Mr. Gray--and the pilot, one Mr. Ruth--who were employed by you on this party, are men we hope, who will still assert the truth. From them, divers of our members were informed, that the vessel and stores, together with a good seine (which you, without cause, so hastily deserted) were given up as irrecoverably lost, by the officers, and some of the proprietors, to one Finn, near whose house you were drove on shore, as a reward for his entertaining you, &c. with respect and decency.

        "The threats of a person whose conduct hath evinced that he was not only capable, but desirous of doing us, in our then defenseless state, the greatest injustice, we confess were somewhat alarming; but, with the greatest pleasure, we can inform you, our apprehensions are now removed.

        "Although we know that we cannot legally be called to account for that which you are pleased to style an outrage, and notwithstanding we have hitherto, by you, been treated with iniquity, we will, as far as in our power lies, do you right upon just and equitable terms.

        "First. We, on behalf of the community, require from you the restitution of a certain Joseph Harris, the property of a gentleman of our town, and all other our slaves whom you may have on board; which said Harris, as well as other slaves, hath been long harboured, and often employed, with your knowledge, (as appeared to us by the confession of Ruth and others, and is well known to all your men) in pillaging us under cover of night, of our sheep and other live stock.

        "Secondly. We require that you will send on shore all boats, with their hands, and every other thing you have detained on this occasion.

        "And lastly. That you shall not by your own arbitrary authority, undertake to insult, molest, interrupt or detain, the persons or property of any one passing to and from this town, as you have frequeutly done for some time past.

        "Upon complying with those requisitions, we will endeavour to procure every article left on our shore, and shall be ready to deliver them to your pilot and gunner, of whose good behaviour we have had some proofs.

        

We are, &c."The Committee of Elizabeth City county and town of Hampton.

"http://docsouth.unc.edu/wirt/wirt.html

 

1785 July 26 At a Court held for Surry CO. July 26 1785 Present Lemuel Cocke, William Spratley, John Watkins, and Josiah Wilson Gent. Justices: It is ordered that the County be laid off into Convenient Precincts for keeping the several roads with in the same in repair.                                                                                        

Precinct #4: Shall be known bt the name Huntinigton precicnct commencing at the fork of the road above James Belsches's thenc to the fork thereof near Richard Blunts, that Stirling Hill to be appointed surveyor of the same, that the male laboring Tithables belonging to the said Stirling Hill, Catherine Cocke, John Stewart Swan Lunsford, the several hands that may be on the lands belonging to the Estate of Stephen  Lucas deceased, James Shuffield, Hardy Shuffield, John Emory Senior, Howell Emery, John Emery Jr, LEVI JOHNSON, PETER JOHNSON, WILLIAM JOHNSON, the hands that may be on the land belonging to the Estate ( pg 442) of Henry Cocke deceased at the Otter dams, Avriss Bishop, James Emery, Wyatt  Emery, Peter Shuffield the hands that may be on Huntigton Plantation and Thomas Bishop do severally attend the said Surveyor and that he keep the same in lawful repair.  Http://www.rootsweb.com/~vaschsm/2002S05.html  

 

An unkown Cocke is married to Mary Johnson daughter of Joseph Johnson and Sarah Harris also Jeanie Johnson daughter of James Johnson the Elder married James Cocke, Stewart is als a connector to Olen Johnson researcher note Lucas, Harris and Stewart is connected to research of Ann Parker

1802 Children of Henry6 Tabb (282) and Diana Moore (283) were as follows:

·            +  292  i.   John7 Tabb (288) John (288) was born at Back River, Elizabeth County, Virginia, on 28 Mar 1802. He married Mary Anne Veale (289) at Virginia on 1 May 1828. He married Eliza A. West (298) at Elizabeth City/County, Virginia, on 19 Dec 1849.

·                293  ii.   Mary Tabb (290). Mary (290) was born on 17 Jun 1804. She married John W. West (291); There was no issue from this marriage. Mary (290) died.

·            +  294  iii.   Sarah F. Tabb (292) Sarah (292) was born on 7 Sep 1806. She married William Allen (293) at Norfolk County, Virginia, on 2 Feb 1831.

·            +  295  iv.   Henry Tabb (294) Henry (294) was born at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 2 Dec 1808. He married Elizabeth Cunningham (295) at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 21 Dec 1831.

·                296  v.   William Moore Tabb (296). William (296) was born on 1 Mar 1811. William (296) died at Richmond, Henrico County, Virginia; He died during the Civil War.

·                297  vi.   Johnson Tabb (297). Johnson (297) was born on 14 Oct 1813. Johnson (297) died in 1857.

·            +  298  vii.   Augustine Moore Tabb (299) Augustine (299) was born at Back River, Elizabeth City/County, Virginia, on 7 Dec 1816. He married Diana Mary Moore (300) at Elizabeth City, Virginia, in Apr 1840. He married Sarah Louisa Goodwin (301) at Portsmouth, Norfolk County, Virginia, on 4 Aug 1857.

·            +  299  viii.   Thomas M. Tabb (302) Thomas (302) was born at Back River, Elizabeth City/County, Virginia, on 16 Jul 1820. He married Maria Louisa Smith (303) at Gloucester, Gloucester County, Virginia, on 18 Jul 1848.

 

Dated 7 Nov 1814 Will of William Gilliam
Sussex County, VA


Dorothy G. Pilout, WPA

In the name of God, Amen, I, William Gilliam, of the county of Sussex and State of Virginia, being in perfect mind and memory and calling to mind the uncertainty of human life and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die do make and ordain this to be my last will and testament in the manner and form following to wit:

I give and bequeath to my friend John Briggs the following negroes namely Abraham, and Judy, sister of Abraham and all her children they and their increase to him and his heirs forever.

Item, I give and bequeath to my relation, John William Gilliam, son of Samuel Gilliam of Brunswick County when he arrives at the age of one and twenty years four more of my negroes except those give by me in this will as particular legacies none to be removed from the plantation on which they respectively live at the time of my decease before he John William Gilliam arrives at the age of twenty one.

The land and plantation where I now live in the county of Sussex also my land and plantation in Surry County know by the name of Howard’s lying and adjoining the Black Water Swamp also my land and plantation on the Atterdam [Otterdam] Swamp in Surry County together with all the negroes on all three of the aforesaid plantations except those give away in this will as particular legacies.

The said negroes and their increase together with all the stock of horse, cattle, sheep and hogs and crops of every description that may be on the said plantations at the time of my decease to him and his heirs forever.

I give and bequeath to my friend Little Berry Clarke one negro woman named Kate to him and his heirs forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my friend Sue Irby, daughter of my old friend John Irby deceased, my houses and lots in that part of the town of Petersburg called Blandford to her and her heirs forever.

Item. I leave the land in Surry County near Cabin Point containing three hundred acres which was conveyed to Robert Smith Ruffin, for the loan of 100 pounds and recorded in the county court of Surry and the money arising from the sale of said land I give and bequeath to my friend Littleberry Chapple to him and his heirs forever.

Item. My will and desire is that my negro girl Dicy be comfortable supported on my estate for the tern of 15 years from the time of my decease and she the said Dicy to have ten dollars a years to be paid to her yearly out of my estate by my executor hereafter named.

Item. The residue and remainder of my estate of what kind so ever it may be I give and bequeath to my relative John Wm. Gilliam of Brunswick County, to him and his heirs forever.
Last, I constitute and appoint my friend Samuel Gilliam of B. County and Major John Peter of Surry County executors of this my last will and testament.

In witness whereof I have herewith set my hand and seal this the seventh day of November 1814.

William Gilliam

Signed, sealed and acknowledged by the writer named Wm. Gilliam to be his last will and testament in the presence of us:

_________ Parker
Wm. J. Hill
http://home.triad.rr.com/gilliamsofva/page91/page116/page116.html

 

 

1818 Will of George Hope,
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, I GEORGE HOPE OF THE TOWN OF HAMPTON AND COUNTYOF ELIZABETH CITY, BEING OF SOUND MIND AND PERFECT MEMORY, PRAISED BE GOD, BUT CALLING TO MIND THE SHORTING OF LIFE AND CERTAINTY OF DEATH, DO MAKE AND ORDAIN THIS MY LAST WILL AND TASTEMENT AND THEREBY DISPOSE OF SUCH WORLDLY ESTATE AS GOD OF HIS GREAT MERCY HAS BEEN PLEASED TOBESTORE UPON ME IN THE MANNER FOLLOWING;                                                                                                                                                                                               
I GIVE UNTO MY SON GEORGE HOPE, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY NINE ACRES OF
LAND BOUGHT OF WILLIAM CARY AND MARY SMALLWOOD, ADJOINING THE LAND OF THOMAS JONES.

I GIVE UNTO MY DAUGHTER SARAH WILLS, THE PLANTION KNOWN BY THE NAME OF ROUND PONDS.

I GIVE UNTO MY SON JOHN HOPE, ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN ACRES OF LAND
ADJOINING CAPT WILLIAM ARMESTEAD.  KNOWN BY THE NAME OF THE GUSTWOODS, WHICH I BOUGHT OF WORLEDGE???? WESTWOOD AND THOMAS LATIMER.  I ALSO GIVE HIM ISAAC AND CHARLOTTE AND AT HIS MOTHERS DEATH I GIVE HIM GEORGE WASHINGTON.

I GIVE UNTO MY SON THOMAS HOPE, ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN ACRES OF LAND
KNOWN BY THE NAME OF THE GUSTWOODS BEING THE OTHER HALF OF THE TRACT
WHICH I GAVE MY SON JOHN HOPE AND ADJOINING HIM ON THE EAST.  I ALSO
GIVE HIM AT HIS MOTHERS DEATH, ABRAHAM AND A PART OF THE PLANTATION
KNOWN BY THE NAME OF BETHEL, EXTENDING FROM THE SOUTH WEST END OF THE BARN AND RUNNING FROM THENCE  ALONG THE ROAD TO THE LINE BETWEEN THOMAS JONES AND MYSELF FROM THENCE DOWN THE LINE AS FAR AS BACK RIVER AND BOUNDED ON THE NORTH BY A DITCH BEING THE LINE BETWEEN HIM AND HIS BROTHER WILTON HOPE.

I GIVE UNTO MY SON WILLIAM HOPE THE ACADEMY AND LOT WHEREON IT STANDS
BOUNDED BY MY SON GEORGE HOPE ON THE EAST AND THE UPPER FALLS IN THE
MILL GARDEN, WHICH SAID FALLS IS THE LINE BETWEEN WILLIAM AND GEORGE
HOPE FROM THENCE EXTENDING WESTWARD UNTILL IT JOINS BY SON THOMAS HOPE ON THE SOUTH BY CHARLES M COLLIER AND ON THE NORTH BY A LINE LEADING TO THE ACADEMY,  I ALSO GIVE HIM ONE HUNDRED AND NINETEEN AND A HALF ACRES OF LAND KNOWN BY THE NAME OF SAWYERS SWAMP TOGETHER WITH THE HOUSES AND ORCHARDS THEREON.  I ALSO GIVE HIM PETER AND AT HIS MOTHERS DEATH I GIVE HIM POIMU AND MARY.

I GIVE UPTO MY SON WILTON HOPE A LOT IN THE SHIPYARD BOUNDED ON THE EAST BY JOHN HOPE, ON THE SOUTH BY HAMPTON RIVER, ON THE WEST BY WILLIAM HOPE AND ON THE NORTH BY THE STREET WITH A RESEVATION BETWEEN HIM AND JOHN HOPE OF SEVEN FEET FOR A ROAD TO THE SHIPYARD AND AT HIS MOTHERS DEATH I GIVE HIM THE OTHER PART OF THE PLANTATION KNOWN BY THE NAME OF BETHEL, INCLUDING ALL THE HOUSES THEREON WITH AN APPLE AND PEACH ORCHARD ADJOINING HIS BROTHER THOMAS HOPE ON THE SOUTH AND THOMAS WATTS AND HENRY  ON THE NORTH AND BACK RIVER ON THE WEST, I ALSO GIVE HIM THE HOUSE ON THE SHIPYARD WHICH WAS FORMERLY OCCUPIED AS A SCHOOLHOUSE AND AT HIS MOTHERS DEATH I GIVE HIM MERICA, CAESAR AND LUCY.

I GIVE UNTO MY DAUGHTER IN LAW, ANN POOL, SIXTY ACRES OF LAND ADJOINING
ROBERT ARMESTEAD ON THE EAST AND WILLIAM HOPE ON THE WEST BEING A PART OF THE SAME TRACT.

I GIVE UPTO MY BELOVED WIFE REBECCA HOPE, JINNY.  I ALSO LEND HER DURING
HER NATURAL LIFE THE PLANTATION KNOWN BY THE NAME OF BETHEL, ALSO
MERICA, PNICUS, CAESAR, GEORGE WASHINGTON, ABRAHAM AND LUCY.  ALSO THE CHOICE OF TWO ROOMS IN THE HOUSE OF HER SON WILLIAM HOPE.  I GIVE HER ALL THE STOCK OF A CATTLE OF EVERY DESCRIPTION WITH ALL MY BOODS AND FURNUTURE OF EVERY KIND, AT THE DEATH OF MY BELOVED WIFE THAT PART OF THE PLANTATION KNOWN BY THE NAME OF BETHEL, WITH MERICA,CAESAR AND LUCY RETURNS TO MY SON WILTON HOPE.  THE OTHER PART OF SAID PLANTATION WITH ABRAHAM TO BE POSSESSED BY MY SON THOMAS HOPE.  PRIMUS AND MARY TO BE POSSESSED BY MY SON WILLIAM HOPE.  GEORGE WASHINGTON TO BE POSSESSED BY MY SON JOHN HOPE.  I DO HEREBY NOMATE AND APPOINT MY SONS GEORGE AND WILLIAM HOPE JOINT EXECUTERS OF THIS MY LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT IN WITNESS THERE OF I HAVE HEREUNTO PUT MY HAND AND SEAL THIS TWENTY THIRD DAY OF NOVEMBER IN THE YEAR OF OUR LORD EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTEEN.

GEORGE HOPE

TEST;

WILLIAM B ARMISTEAD
WILLIAM SKINNER
JAMES THOMAS

GEORGE HOPE WILL 1819 JULY, PROVED BY THE OATH OF MR SKINNER ONE OF THE
WITNESSES
PROVED  ON THE TWENTY SIXTH DAY OF AUGEST 1819 BY THE OATH OF JAMES
THOMAS AND WILLIAM B ARMISTEAD
RECORDED AND EXAMINED BY
W ARMISTEAD,CLERK
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by:
Hope Stanley -
cbs@erols.com

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/elizabethcity/wills/h1000002.txt

 

CENSUS YR:  1850  STATE or TERRITORY:  VA  COUNTY:  Elizabeth City  PAGE NO:  52A
REFERENCE:  Old Point Comfort, August 29, 1850, C. G. Hubbard
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/elizabethcity/census/1850cens.txt

 

1854 June 1,

Married on Thursday evening, at the residence of Thomas Lowry Esq on Back River, Elizabeth City County by the Rev. John McCabe Rector of St. Johns Church, Hampton, John Wray, Esq., to Indiana A. Lowry, daughter of Thomas Lowry, Esq. http://www.rootswebcom/~vanorfol/obits7.htm

2005 BACK RIVER  Bell Isle Marina

2005:

Location: Back River

History of location: Small tributary on the western shore of the Chesapeake Bay. History of regular spat settlement of modest intensity and significant market oyster production prior to MSX.

http://www.vims.edu/mollusc/oyrestatlas/orasites/orabox22.htm

SUB NOTES ON BACK RIVER

At "Bellfield", York county, Va., stands a monument to the memory of "Edward Diggs, Esq., sonne of Dudley Diggs, of Chilham, in Kent, Knt. and Bart., Master of the Rolls in the reign of King Charles the First"(1).  Edward Digges or Digges, as the name is also spelled, was one of a large number of English gentlemen of culture and refinement who composed the society of York county during the 17th century.  Beginning at the Back River, which divides the county on the east from the county of Elizabeth city, and following the course of the river York for about twenty-five miles to Skimeno creek, the western boundary, one met successively, about the middle of the century, with the residences of Co. Christopher Calthorpe(2), grandson of Sir James Calthorpe, of Col. John Chisman, of the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene in Bermondsea, Surrey county, England, a noted merchant(3); of Col. John Chew(4), another leading merchant, who is supposed to have come from Somersetshire, England; of Captain Ralph Wormeley(5), son of Christopher Wormeley, Esq., and the descendant of Sir John de Wormele, of Hadfield, County York, England; of Col. George Ludlow(6), a descendant of the Ludlows of Hill Deverill, Wiltshire; of Col. George Reade(7), who came to the colony about 1637, and was brother of Robert Reade, private secretary to Windebank, secretary of state to Charles I; of Col. (Dr.) Richard Townsend, whose connections in England were of the best(8); of Maj. Thomas Ballard, clerk of the county, and burges(9); of Col. Edward Digges, of whom we shall speak more fully presently; of the Felgate family, who gave their name to the creek of that name on which they lived(10); of Col. Nathaniel Bacon(11), grandson of Sir James Bacon, of Friston Hall, Suffolk, England; of Robert Vaulx, who calls himself "brother" of Lewis Burwell, and was, perhaps, son of Robert Vaulx, who married Margaret Ludlow, aunt of Col. George Ludlow; Maj. Joseph Croshaw, whose daughter married Col. John West, son of Lord Delaware's brother, Capt. John West; Capt. Richard Croshaw, his brother(120, and Capt. Arthur Price, who lived at Skimeno creek, and was a burgess.

  About the same time, there resided in the county Capt. John West, who after- wards removed to West Point; Maj. Lewis Burwell, son of Edward Burwell(13), of Harlington, Bedfordshire, and whose mother married Roger Wingate, Esq., treasurer of Virginia; Richard Lee, who was of "Stratford Langton, in Essex Co."(14); Dr. Henry Lee, from whom the Virginia York county Lees are descended(15); Col. John Page(16), son of Francis Page, of Bedfont, Middlesex county, England; Mr. Peter Efford(17); Col. James Bray(18), Mr. George Poindexter(19), George and Edward Wyatt, sons of Rev. Hawte Wyatt(20), brother of Sir Francis Wyatt; John Clarke, son of Sir John Clarke, of Wrotham in Kent county, England(21); Maj. Otho Thorpe, of the parish of All Hallowes the Wall, London(22); Capt. Robert Higginson, "of the ancient family of Higginsons"(23); Henry Tyler, gent., J.P. of York county(24); Capt. William Brocas(25), a distinguished member of the council; Mr. John Hayward(26), Maj. Daniel Parke(27), Lt. Col. Thomas Beale(28), Maj. William Gooch(29), Maj. Philip Stevens(30), Maj. James Goodwyn(31), Lt. Col. Henry Gooch, Capt. Philip Chesley(32), Mr. John Hansford(33), and numerous others of equally high standing, increasing as we approach the end of the century in swelling numbers, - Edmund Jennings, Esq., secretary of state, son of Sir Edmund Jenings; Martin Gardiner(34), Gent, J.P., who was a leading grocer of London; Samuel Timson, merchant of London (35); Dr. Archibald Blair(36), brother of Commissary Blair; Dr. Henry Power(37), William Munford(38), William Aylett, gent(39), Joseph Ring(40), James Whaley(41), Maj. Lawrence Smith(42), Robert Hyde(43) http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/schools/wmmary/quarterly/v01n2/pg080-88.txt

 

Notes: 1639 Oct 31: Marke Johnson ( also Johnston and Jonson) 50 acres at the back River, in two several parcells 25 acres abutting the south upon the land formerly taken up by Captn. William Tucker east and c.: Source Land Office Patents # 1: 1623-1643 volume 1 and 2 pg 680 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Marke Johnson 50 acs at the backe river Oct 1639 adj. Land Capt. Wm Tucker, E upon Thos. Wasts W upon Christopher Wormley, S upon Nicholas Hill & N upon Capt. Purifye dec’d. CPv1 Linda Starrs research

Notes: Nicholas Hill is married to a Bennett who is related to the Richard Bennett families of the Bennett Settlement and to Pagan Creek Families

Notes: 1638 Jan 27: Capt. Christopher Wormeley, 1420 acs. Chas. River Co., 27 Jan 1638, p.
607. N. upon sd. river, bounded with Wormeleys Cr., on E. with land of
Nicholas Clarke &c., joyning land formerly belonging to Mr. Lionell
Roulston
&c., crossing a ridge of land & the path leading to the new
Poquoson &c., runing from the edge of the marsh to the head of the back
creeke N.E. & downe the same untill it meete with land of sd. Clarke &
c. Due by right of trans. of 16 pers. the 1st yeare: Henry Marshall,
John Thomas, Stephen Losh, Richard Header, Morris Coleman, John
Brownelofe, William Musgrave (or Musgrane), his wife & 2 children, Joe
& Samboe Negroes, & 4 servants more.  For the 2nd yeare: John Hampton,
Morris Prosser, Jinkin Williams, William Baker, John Loyse, Samell.
Jones, Thomas Sax, Edward MURFEILD, Morris Walker, William Gingey (or
Guigey), William English, Nicholas Raymon, Nicholas Welch (or Wise-
altered), Dickery Newman, John Congden, Margarett Raw, Richard Lewis,
Jerimiah Lynch, Thomas Skirrick, Richard Marmaduke, Thomas Jenkin,
Henry Hyves, John Poole, Peter ___, Leonard Reeves.
http://townsendsociety.org/Members_Only/VitalRecords/VA/Bios/VABios.html

 

Notes: WM Dudly

                        THE INDIAN WAR OF 1676.                                   179

     Att a meeting of his mats Justices of ye Peace for Midds county
the 10th day July, 1676, By vertue of a late act of Assembly. (1)

     Present -- Sr Henry Chicheley, Knt, Ralph Wormeley, Esq., Mr
Richard Parrott, senr, Capt Walter Whitaker, Coll Christopher
Wormeley,
Majr Robert Beverly, Mr Abraham Weekes, Mr Richard
Robinson, Mr John Vaus, Mr  Richard Parrott, Junr, Mr Wm Dudley.

     Ordered that all persons, That have in there Possessions any
cloathes belonging to any souldier or souldiers now lately raised
in this county for ye countryes service, Doe imediately Deliver the
said cloathes to ye partyes they belong to, as they will answer ye
countrary at there utmost perill.

 

180                        WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY.

     The names of ye Souldiers that are this Day entered upon ye
countyes pay, vizt:

          Lt. David Hume,                               Jno Davis,
          Sargt Jno Hunter,                             Edwd Ellis,
          Corpll Richd Duerdine,                        Tho : Little,
          Corpll Tho : Dring,                           Cornelius Larie,
          Henry Griffith,                               Richd Bishopp,
          Jno Simpson                                   Jno Hackley
          Hugh Roberts,                                 Jno ffernhead
          William Hans,                                 Jno Lucas,
          William Wood,                                 Edward Clarke,
          Danll Hargrave,                               Tho : Smith,
          Charles Shephard,                             Willm Wright,
          William Dawney,                               Patrick Michill,
          James Gray,                                   James Theslie,

          William Rand,                                 Phillip Tauxey,
          William fforbes,                               Wm. Cottrell,
                                         Tho : Stacie.

                                            Horsemen.

          Corpll Ralph Whitson,                      Willm Sumers,
          Thomas Corderel,                            Thomas Jackson,
                                           Tho : Smith.

     Ordered, That ye Provisions enjoyned by Law to bee provided
for ye Soldiers now raised according to Law in this county, be pro-
vided as followeth, vizt., for ye first two moneths:

     Bread by major Robert Beverely at 2lb p. b., Bacon or cheese by
Ditto at ffive ound of Tobaccoe p. pound; Leaden Shott at 3lb p.
pound; Steares six yeare old at least, at 600lb Tobaccoe apeice,
One Bagateere horse to be furnished by Coll. Wormeley; One
Bagateere horse to be furnished by Mr. Richd Robinson.

                         Test:                                             CHR:  ROBINSON, Cl. Cur.

     Att a court held for ye county of Middx, by vertue of a late Act
of Assembly the 22d Day of August, 1676.

Present --  Mr Richd Parrot, Sen.,                   Mr Richd Robinson,
                   Mr Abraham Weeks,                     Mr Richd Parrott, Junr,
                                                 Mr Willm Dudley.

     Whereas This county are comanded by a late Act of Assembly
to Sett forth Thirty-six Soldiers wth Ammunicon, and two moneths'
Provisions, at there first goeing forth, And whereas there is a

http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/middlesex/military/1676wartxt

John Page

 

    The First October, 1661. THE DROWNING OF THOMAS LEEA.
    
     Being Summoned by the sheriffe of Yorke County and sworn
By Capt Daniel Parke to enquire how Thomas Leea came by his
casuall Death, wee find the said Thomas Leea was drowned by
accident, and not willfully.  John Page, foreman, Peter Efford,
Ashwell Batten, George Gill, Xopher Persie, Otho Thorpe, Ralfe
--------- Elken, John X Dickenson, Giles X Thurloe, William X
Bell, Willm X Morris, Ben X Buck.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/york/court/misc0002.txt

 

 

 In 1671, under date of April 4th, Walter Chiles appeared in
behalf of his sons, John and Henry, relative to 1,500 acres of
land in Westmoreland county.  According to the notes of Dr. E.
D. Neill, Walter Chiles was the son-in-law of Col. John Page(1)
and probably, had married his daughter Mary.(2)  The Ludwell
MSS. (in Va. Historical Society) show that he was dead before
May 15, 1672, when his widow, Susannah, received a grant for
200 acres in James City County, in Passbehayes for 99 years on
account of buildings and improvements on the Main there, according
to an order of the General Court of June 7, 1638, for strengthening
the Main on this side Powhatan Swamp by leasing it out in parcels.
In Sept., 1693, the same year, John Chiles was appointed messenger
to the Council (Council Journal MS).
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/charlescity/bios/c4200000.txt

 

 Col. Page in his will dated March 5, 1686-87, and recorded
February 24, 1691-92, speaks(3) of his grandson.  John Chiles, and his "grandsonne John Tyler." sonne of my grand-daughter, Elizabeth Tyler"  At a county court held for York County, June 24,
1707, John Tyler, who describes himself "as son of Mr. Henry Tyler
of York County and grandson of Col. John Page, formerly of ye sd
county dec'd," came into court and acknowledged a receipt(1) from
John Page, of ye county of Gloucester, of L50 sterling "for a
legacie left me (the said Henry Tyler) by the last will and testament
of ye said Coll. John Page, dec'd."  Under the will of Col. Page,
John Tyler(2) received land in the forks of the swamp Powhatan, in
James City county where, until a few years ago, there stood a modest
brick building, which was built by him.

   Col. John Page left a ring of twenty shillings to his "grandson,
John Chiles."  In St. Peters Parish Register, New Kent county, are
the entries of the baptism between 1699 and 1706 of Henry, Walter
and James, children of Henry Chiles, Gent.
Hanover county ws taken
from New Kent in ------; and 6 Sept. 1735, Henry Chiles sold lands
on Southern Branch, Hanover county.  Louisa county was taken from
Hanover and in 1772 James Chiles and Elizabeth, his wife, were
living there.  By his will proved 10 Oct., 1774, John Chiles left
his estate to his neices Olive Edwards, daughter of Joseph Martin
and Susannah his wife and to Mary, daughter of John Wright and
Jane, his wife.

ALLL OF THE ABOVE ARE CONNECTED TO BACK RIVER and its Families._______________________________________

REPORT

1639 Oct 31: Marke Johnson ( also Johnston and Jonson) 50 acres at the back River, in two several parcells 25 acres abutting the south upon the land formerly taken up by Captn. William Tucker east and c.: Source Land Office Patents # 1: 1623-1643 volume 1 and 2 pg 680 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

Marke Johnson 50 acs at the backe river Oct 1639 adj. Land Capt. Wm Tucker, E upon Thos. Watts W upon Christopher Wormley, S upon Nicholas Hill & N upon Capt. Purifye dec’d. CPv1 Linda Starrs research

Notes: Nicholas Hill is married to a Bennett who is related to the Richard Bennett families of the Bennett Settlement and to Pagan Creek Families

1645 July 31: Marke Johnson ( Jonson and Johnston) Elizabeth City County: 198 acres beg. A branch that divides his land from Thomas Watts: Source Land Office Patents # 2 1643-1651 pg 27 on reel 2: Library of Virginia Archives Section

Marke Johnson 198 acs Eliz City Co. Jul 1645 Beg a br dividing this from Thomas Watts to the Broad cr. CPv1 Linda Starrs research

1652 May: Peter Ranson  E upon Broad Cr., S upon land of Marke Johnson & N upon Thomas Watts May 1652. CPv1 Linda Starrs research

Notes: 1652   IN the difference between Mr. Peter Ranson, plt. and John Hewett and Wm. Holder, defend'ts. It is ordered by this Grand Assembly that Mr. Peter Ranson's pattent shall stand good for 1100 acres of land in Mock-Jack bay, And that Hewett and Holder be outed and decline the possession till it be made appeare void by some that shall make better right appeare, It now appearing that none pretending to it in the right of Dawber have power to question his title; 100 lb. of tob'o. being allowed him for costs from each of them (vizt.) 100 lb. of tobacco from Holder, and 100 lb. of tobacco from Hewett, alias execution.  LAWS OF VIRGINIA, NOV., 1652 −−− 3rd OF COMMONWEALTH

1673 May 23: Benjamin Lester: Elizabeth City County: Assignees: 214 acres adjoining MARK JOHNSON, Thomas Roberts, the heirs of Thomas Curle merchant decd. Source Land Office Patents # 35: 1762-1764 volume 1 & 2 pg 111 on reel 35: Library of Virginia Archives Section.

1676 June:  Capt. Anthony Armestead NW side back river Jun 1676 adj land of Marke Morgan’s orphans, now in possession of Abraham Woodwerd, adj. Richard Symons .. Thomas, Baker’s orphans and orphan of Anthony Tilly; land of Mark Parish to Deepe Sw neare Burton’s qtr adj land Phillip Johnson, in possession of Thomas Jenkins, to Gullett Cr issuing out of the broade Cr CPv2 linda Starrs Research

Notes: Phillip Johnson is son of Marke Johnson see below

1696 Oct: Philip Johnson 400 acs Oct 1696 Beg at Br of Broad Cr to John Cotton; adj. Mr. Parson’s land called Warrises’ Quarter; near Capt. Anthony Armistead … granted Marke Johnson, His father, 4 Oct 1639; 31 July 1645 (or 1695) … CPv3

1700 Sept 18: Phillip Johnson: Part of Index to Elizabeth City County Wills and Administrations 1689-1800: pg 217 Exors bond rec. 18 Sept 1700 Deeds, Wills Etc. (1684)

1689-1699 on reel 1: Library of Virginia Systems # 00535266:: Unknown if this is the Son Of Marke Johnson ?)

 

1704 Rents Elizabeth City County

Mark Johnson

1713 May: John Parsons Jr. May 1713 adj. Mr. Anthony Armistead; Maj Wm Armistead, Thomas Roberts, William Mallory, John Parsons Sr. & Mark Johnson CPv3

1714 June 16: Mark Johnson: Elizabeth City County: 150 acres adjoining the land of Thomas Roberts, Major Wm. Armistead and John Parsons : Source Land Office Patents # 10 1710-1719 pg 139 on reel 10: Library of Virginia Archives Section.

 

Mark Johnson 150 acs adj. Thomas Roberts; Maj. Wm Armistead & John Parson, Benjamin Smith June 1714 CPv3

1717 April 1: Thomas Wilcocks: Elizabeth City County: 214 acres adjoining the land of Mark Johnson, Thomas Roberts, Benjamin Smith and c,  Source Land Office Patents # 10 1710-1719 pg 316 on reel 10: Library of Virginia Archives Section.

1717 April Thomas Wilcocks adj Mark Johnson, Thomas Roberts, Benjamin Smith & land of the Heirs of Thomas Curle merchant Apr 1717 CPv3

1718 Dec 18: Mark Johnson: Part of Index to Elizabeth City County Wills and Administrations 1689-1800: pg 167-168 Will pro. 18 Feb 1718: Pg 210 Inv & appr. Rec. 22 Aug 1719: pg 224 Exors bond rec 18 Feb 1718: Deeds Wills Inv & Orders 1715-1721 on reel 3: Library of Virginia Systems # 000535265

 

1739 Sept 22: William King, Mary King, and Judith Curle : Elizabeth City County 637 acres beg. & C. on a ridge commonly called the Great Ridge, near the main road, thence & C. joining on several lands of Isaac Vollins, and the heirs of Mark Johnson and C.: Source Land Office Patents # 18: 1738-1739 pg 444 on reel 16: Library of Virginia Archives Section

 

1739 Sept: William & Mary King and Judith Curle, spinster, on a Ridge commonly called the gr Ridge near the Main Road, along the great Shrubs, through Sawers Sw adj. Arnthony Armistead Sr., Isaac Vollins, the heirs of Mark Johnson & John Nickson, Robert Armistead Jr., Thomas Allin, John King & William Hatchitt Sep 1739 CPv4

1763 May 23: Benjamin Lester: 214 acres adjoining the land of Mark Johnson, Thomas Roberts. The Heirs of Thomas Curle Merchant Decd.: Land Office Patents # 35, 1762-1764 vol 1 & 2, pg 111 on reel 35. Library of Virignia Archives Section

 

1763 May: Benjamin Lester bounding on the North & Shrubs with Thomas Robert’s, on the East with Mark Johnson, on the south with Benjamin Smith and on the West with the heirs of Thomas Curle Mercht dec’d. May 1763 CPv7 Linda Starrs research

 

MISC to Above

 

There are in the records of Elizabeth City county the details of a suit in ejectment, which are interesting not only for the legal phases that illustrate the course of law in the colony, but for the information they give about the early settlement of Elizabeth City county.  When the first emigrants arrived in Virginia, they found an Indian village near Point Comfort, called Kecoughtan, or Kicoughtan, or Kiccotan.  There was in the neighborhood a large open country of two or three thousand acres in which the Indians raised their corn, beans and tobacco.  Only July 9, 1610, because the Indians of Kecoughtan captured and killed Humphrey Blunt at the point on James River in Warwick county, which still bears his name, Sir Thomas Gates set upon the Indians, whose chief was Pochins, a son of Powhatan, and drove them away from their habitations. 

 

To secure his new conquest, he erected, at the mouth of Hampton River, two small stockades, "about a musket shot apart," and about two miles from the fort, called Fort Algernon, already established in 1608 at Point Comfort, and called them Fort Charles and Fort Henry.

 

 When these forts were abandoned, the field about Fort Henry, called "Fort Field," consisting of 100, or, as it is otherwise expressed, 110 acres, was granted in 1637 to Captain Francis Hooke, Esq., of the Royal Navy, commander at Point Comfort, and one of the Council of State.  It was described as "lying on the Strawberry Banks, beginning at a well, known by the name of the Plackett Well, which is upon the creek side, which runneth up by the Gate house west, and soe to a place where a house stood where one Powell lived and from thence directly to a spring in the banke of the creek right against the house of one Thomas Oldis east." 

 

A grant in 1648 to Major Richard Moryson, brother-in-law of Lucius Cary, Lord Falkland, and one of Captain Hooke's successors in command at Point Comfort, is more definite.  The land is here described as "lying south upon the Main River from the mouth of a creek commonly called Hook's creek alias John's creek unto Sandy Point, bounded on the West side from the Sandy Point with a creek that parteth the land of Thomas Coniers and the Glebe land from this land, bounded on the north with the land late belonging to Thomas Oldis gent. by marked trees to a tree near the bridge that leadeth to the dwelling house of said Oldis from (sic) to the mouth of said John's creek, on the east side."  These bounds are the bounds of the present Soldier's Home, on Hampton Roads, for the creek on the east side of that property still retains the name of John's creek.