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The Hooe Family – the first three (each named Rice Hooe)


1. Rice Hooe, I b. 1599, England, d. 1655, Charles City Co., VA, m. Sarah d. by 3 Oct 1665, Charles City Co., VA. Rice was 20 years of age when he came to Virginia in the Gifte in 1618. In 1624/25, he was living at West and Sherley Hundred with his partners John Higgins and Christopher Woodward. Although he wasn't listed in the census records of 1623, he can be found in Virginia on 4 Apr 1625, when he testified with 4 other men, that, Andrew Dudley was slain by Indians on 18 Mar 1623. In 1626, Rice acted as an agent for William Besse "late of Jordan's Journey." He represented Sherley Hundred Island in the House of Burgesses, 1632-33 and for Charles City County 1644-46. Between these terms of service he evidently returned to England for on 23 Jun 1635, "Ryce Hooe, aged 36" is listed as one to be transported to Virginia on the America, and was certified by the minister of the town of Gravesend as conforming to the "orders and discipline of the Church of England." Rice patented 1,200 acres in Charles City Co (note item 30 and 31 are reversed in error)., VA near Martin's Brandon on 2 May 1636, with himself and his wife as headrights. He also patented land in James City Co., VA on 9 May 1638, "at a place called Capt. Martins shipps" and repatented the tract of 700 acres, 16 Oct 1643, adding additional acreage." On 6 Feb 1655, William Fry patented 252 acres in James City County, the patent reciting that it was "part of a patent granted to Richard Hooe, Oct 1643." An assignment of land made by Hooe, 20 Mar 1654/55 was recorded 20 Aug 1655 in Charles City County. He was deceased by 3 Dec 1655, when his wife was granted administration of "the estate of her late husband, Mr. Rice Hooe, deceased." Source for 1625 testimony  Source for 1635 reference


Some land transactions for/by Rice Hooe in James City/Charles City County Virginia source pt2 pt3

 Cavaliers and Pioneers (reproduced on FTM CD-Rom # 503 has extensive land data which indicates Rice owned land both North and South of the James River! Further research on neighbors and mortality impact on land transactions - original images below - ongoing.)


9 May 1638 1200 acres near Martin Brandon and Captn. Wards land. Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issued by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. The collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia. - Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 549 (Reel 1). - 700 acres being at a place called Captn. Martins shipps, adjoin.g the land of Alice Edloe. "This patt. is renewed the 16th of Octr. 1643 &c. and another patt. of 300 acres dated June 4, 1639 and 969 acres added to them..." - Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 549 (Reel 1).


18 June 1639 300 acres adjoining his patented land, thence &c. upon a creek called David Jones’ Creek in James City County. "This patt is renewed the 16th of Octr. 1643 and a patt. of 700 acres of the 9th of May 1638 added to it and 969 acres more &c." - Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 652 (Reel 1).


28 October 1643 1969 acres adjoin.g land of Alice Edloe by virtue of 2 former patents viz: 700 acres bear.g date May 9, 1638.--The other for 300 acres bear.g date June 4, 1639. The remainder of the land by head rights. - Land Office Patents No. 1, 1623-1643 (v.1 & 2), p. 914 (Reel 1).


Additional descriptions to narrow down precisely where Rice Hooe and his family lived from 1635 to about 1660 map (A3-F11 to right are areas of interest) from Louise Pledge Heath Foley's Early Virginia Families Along the James River series   *   Google map of same area with probable Hooe land circled


Chippokes topo map:

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Elevation at center: 108 feet (33 meters)
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2. Rice Hooe, II b. bef 1634, James City Co., VA, d. by 1 Oct 1694, Merchant's Hope, Charles City Co., VA, m. bef 16 Nov 1660, Susannah. It is not known what Susannah's maiden name was but on 10 Sep 1660, "It is ordered that a sequestracon be made of the estate & portion of Susanna ye daughter of Richard Nicholas, dec'd, according to his nuncupative will, out of the hands of Mr. Rice Hooe who married the relict of ye sd Decedt. ..." Hooe was required to give security "until full age or marriage of the said orphan." Rice was allowed out of his father's estate, on 17 Dec 1655, "one gun and a share of the last crop, in consideration of his care and pains in the said crop." On 3 Dec 1656, "Rice Hooe of Merchant's Hope in Charles City, sonne and lawful heir of Rice Hooe, late of the place sold to William Hurt of Buckland, planter, with advice and consent of his mother and guardian, Mrs. Sarah Hoe, widow", 300 acres in James City granted to said Rice Hoe dec'd, 4 Jun 1639. This deed was signed by Sarah Hooe and Rice Hooe. By 31 Dec 1689, Rice Hooe had married the widow of Thomas Howard, apparently. On 13 Mar 1689/90, he was sued by John Davis who had been sold to Mr. Thomas Howard, "predecessor of Mr. Rice Hoe" (sic) for 4 years. [Stafford County O.B. p. 129]. On 10 Nov 1692, Rice Hooe was sued by Thomas Howard, "cozen and heir of Thomas Howard, dec'd." (Ibid., p.310). By 1 Oct 1694, he was evidently dead as in a grant by William Fitzhugh the 1000 acres taken up 25 Apr 1671, "b Rice Hoe who left the same to his son, Rice Hoe, who sold the land to Col. William Fitzhugh who now prays for a grant to the same" was mentioned. On the same day Rice Hooe received a grant for 1100 acres with Thomas Gilson, near Mr. Frances Dade.


3. Rice Hooe, III Col. b. ca. 1660, Merchant's Hope, Charles City Co., VA, d. 17 Apr 1726, Barnesfield, King George Co., VA, m. (3) by 9 Nov 1699, Frances Townshend b. ca. 1667, Stafford Co., VA, d. 26 Apr 1726, King George Co., VA, (daughter of Col. Robert and Mary (Langhorne) Townshend). Rice married 1st, Mary, the widow of Robert Massey on 10 Feb 1691/2, [O.B. p. 208]. On 10 May 1692, he was executor of the will of Sigismund Massey. In 1695, he married Anne Howson, the daughter of Robert Howson, dec'd, of Stafford Co., VA, by whom he had a son, Howson Hooe in Feb 1696. On 29 Oct 1699, Rice Hooe was called "father-in- law" (i.e. Step-father), by Benjamin Massey of Stafford Co., whose brother Dade Massey was born 1679. Anne Hooe died before 9 Nov 1699 as by that time, Rice had married Frances, widow of Capt. John Withers and before that of Francis Dade, both of Stafford Co., VA. On 10 Jul 1700, Rice was a Justice of Stafford County and also a member of the House of Burgesses for that county. On 22 Dec 1703, Rice was appointed an executor of his will by Robert Alexander. On 22 Sep 1704, Col. Rice Hooe and Rice, his son, were granted 200 acres of land in Stafford County. On 20 Nov 1711, the will of Ann Lynes of Charles Co., MD, mentioned Col. Rice Hoe (sic) of Virginia and Frances, his wife, in her will. He is said to have erected his home Barnesfield at Hooe's Ferry, Stafford Co., in 1715. He died 19 Apr 1726. [St. Paul's Parish Records]. On a monument dated 2 Nov 1852 by Dr. Abram Barnes Hooe, a descendant, was erected in the family burying ground , inscribed with the names of all known to have been interred there. Rice and Frances Hooe, head the list, and under their name is written the following: "Col. Hooe settled here from Lower Virginia before or about the beginning of the 18th Century and after marriage, built in 1715 yonder house, now standing and with the farm is called Barnesfield. Nov. 2nd A. D. 1852." Another interesting point is that Frances, his 3rd wife, was the sister-in-law of his 1st wife, Mary Dade.


While not much can be found about Mr. Robert Howson beyond that oft-quoted data hyperlinked to above regarding the 6000 acres, he is known to have been in Westmoreland County Virginia in March of 1664 from this entry in Cavaliers and Pioneers to neighbors John and Thomas Palmer.


Additional Howson material may be found in 1 2


From [5 Nov 2005]:

Charles Calvert married, as his first wife, Mary Howson (who died before 1699), daughter and co-heiress of Robert and Sarah Howson (the former being ref erred to as a "Merchant," which term was rather broadly used in the seventeenth century). Robert Howson came to Virginia about 1660. (Virginia Colonial Decisions, Thurston vs. Pratt. "Robert Howson was seized in fee of 450 acres of land -- and died leaving issue 3 daughter s: Anne, who married Rice Hooe; Mary who married Charles Calvert and Frances, who died unmarried." Northern Neck Land Book No. 3, page 91, Richmond, Va. "Robert Howson of the County of Stafford. Whereas Charles Calvert alledges that he hath been for many years in possession of 418 1/2 acres as marrying Mary ye daughter and co-heir of the aforesaid Robert Howson, by whom he hath issue two daughters, viz : Sarah Howson and Ann Calvert." April 3, 1705. Sarah Howson Calvert and Ann Calvert, their Escheat Deed for 218 1/2 acres of land in Stafford. Ibid). More info on this court case from Kay 1 2 src

At one point, prior to 5 Nov 2005, repo/text/vhp/uvaEAD/ead/viu02676.xml  had the following:

Original grant September 22, 1690 Oversize item

Original grant with handsome wax seal and original signature of Philip Ludwell, Esq., as agent for the Honorable Lady Katherine Culpepper, sole proprietress of the Northern Neck of Virginia, to Colonel William Fitzhugh of Stafford County for 200 acres on south side of Chotank Creek and contiguous to the land in possession of Lt. Col. Robert Williams on one side and the land of Christopher Lund on the other. It is recited it is the same land which was conveyed by Robert Howson to Oliver Baulch, 4 Feby. 1664, and from whom it descended to his daughter, Mrs. Clark, who is since dead without heirs and the land has escheated.

This Original Grant of 1690 is in the hand of Richard Whitehead, Clerk in the office of the Proprietor of the Northern Neck and is by him certified. It bears the original signature of the Honorable Philip Ludwell.

Many Charles City Court Records involving our early Hooe ancestors are included in Virginia Colonial Abstracts (incl. vol. X) Abstracted by Beverly Fleet copyright Baltimore Genealogical Publishing Co. 1961. I found my copy at San Diego Public Library @ 1992


Rice Hooe land in 1694 - FTM CD # 503/510 (second item in below .pdf file has more detail on this)


October 1694  land references - Location: Stafford County Source: LVA online - Northern Neck Grants No. 2, 1694-1700, p. 1-2 (Reel 288).


Rice Hooe and elected official from Stafford County Va. in 1699   1704 Virginia Quit Rent rolls   Source - FTM CD # 503/510


Some early patterns in Hooe residence


From [5 November 2005] the following excerpts (of court records?):


1703/4, February 23 - Benjamin Berryman, Francis Wright, Alexr. Spence, Lewis Markham, Charles Ashton, Henry Ashton, Caleb Butler, Andrew Monro, John Bushrod, Gent., Justices of the Peace. Col. Rice Hooe . . . petition(s) to build a water grist mill at and upon the head of the Upper Machotique Creek. . . (Hooe wants) an acre of land on this (Westmoreland) side belonging to Mr. Francis Thorn and Anne, his wife, which is granted...(Court) ordered Capt. Charles Ashton and Mr. Daniel Field do lay out and value the same. Westmoreland Court

Rice Hooe 1706 land record - image of record


1707/8, February 10 - Capt. Benjamin Berryman on behalf of Rice Hooe. (see below) Stafford Court

1707/8, February 11- Capt. Benjamin Berryman on behalf of Rice Hooe, Gent. Hooe relinquishes one half (a tract of) land in Stafford to Thomas Gilson, Jr. (Rice Hooe & Thomas Gilson, Sr. were partners with right of survivorship). The said land was where Thomas Gilson, Sr. settled David Lewis. Thomas Derrick is reserved the other half part. Also present on the 10 th, Jos. Sumner, Jr. Stafford Court


10 November 1718 Richmond County - Hooe, John and Hooe, Rice, Jr - 2900 acres.  Source: Northern Neck Grants No. 5, 1713-1719, p. 184 (Reel 289). Unfortunately, as of 9 Feb 08 image displayed by Library of Virginia online does not relate to this record


9 April 1723 Stafford County 840 acres on the head branches of Licking Run adjoining James Withers Rice Hooe &c, and in King George and Stafford Counties. Source: Northern Neck Grants A, 1722-1726, p. 27, folio (Reel 290). Neighbor's land mentions Rice Hooe , though extremely difficult to read, valuable for this period


24 February 1728/1729 Stafford County 941 acres on the Rushy Branch of Bull Run adjoining Howsen Hooe, &c. Source: Northern Neck Grants B, 1726-1729, p. 181, folio (Reel 290). Neighbor's land mentions Howson Hooe, valuable for this period


Family Tree Maker CD-Rom # 187 has a good amount of information on Nathanial Harris (father of Howson Sr's wife Anne Francis Harris) and Howson Hooe ancestry on pp 224-226. - Nathaniel Harris is NOT listed in 1704 Quit Rent on FTM CD-Rom #503/510 (or any other records on this source). 31 Jan 1717 land reference - Despite hours-long search of related images, unable to find image of this reference. LVA site hyperlinked incorrectly on several images, including this one. Status as of 31 Dec 10...


Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly • volume XXVII • volume XXVII, number 4 (01-NOV-1989) • A Stafford County, Virginia, Quit Roll circa 1742 - Howson Hooe What do the columns mean?


Howson Hooe 1744 land record - image of record


Howson Hooe in 1755 & 1762 Militia list for Prince William County Va. - FTM CD # 503 - still uncertain which of the two Howsons, father or son, this is, but it seems pretty logical that a man in his 30's would be a Captain in the militia (while someone in his 50's or 60's would generally be accorded a more senior rank like Colonel), thus making him Howson Hooe - born about 1725 - father of Henry Dade Hooe. His younger brother John would have been a Lieutenant. This accords well with Howson Hooe Sr's will (below).


Howson Hooe in 1759-61 in the Prince William County Order Book from The Virginia Genealogist vol. 19-22:  vol. 19 2 3 vol. 19 5 vol. 20 7 vol. 20  9 vol. 21#4 10 vol. 22 11 vol. 22 12 vol. 22 13 14 and vol. 19 page 128 and Vol. 23 50 134 135 203 209 210 213 292 293 294 295 Vol. 24  32 34


Another instance of Howson Hooe's court attendance, this time on 26 Oct 1765. Source The Virginia Genealogist, vol. 41 number 2, whole number 162, Apr-June 1997 page 139.


Henry Dade Hooe in this series about his surveying cases - From Prince William Reliquary RELIC, Bull Run Regional Library, Manassas, Virginia Also contains fact that (most likely our)  Howson Hooe was Sheriff from 1760-1762, and his probable brother John in 1771.


Document containing text of Will of Howson Hooe Sr., of Saint Paul Parish, Stafford Co., 16 Dec. 1773 -from this we learn that Howson Sr died between his codicil of  May 1777 and Jan 1781 court date.


Tax returns of the 1770's for Howson Hooe don't appear to provide clarity on his date of death


Kay Briski provides this new data early August 2005 (Thanx Kay!):


Howson Hooe Jr receives Certificate for Publick Use   Pt2   Pt3 (black on white) - amounts due Hooe on two sources do not add up, additional certificates may be extant or additional service might have been performed. Library of Virginia indexes these as for Howson Hooe Sr. Difficult to deny that it does look like "Senr" in last two images. Is this the Same as below?


Additionally, Howson Hooe (I believe Junior, but have no proof yet) was a member of the Prince William County Committee of SafetySource  Another source for the 1774 membership of Howson Hooe ("find" Hore) - investigation into membership continues. - Almost certainly Henry Dade Hooe's father, but possibility that it was his brother. Family Tree Maker CD-Rom # 187 pg 226 mentions Howson Jr's brother John in Committee on Correspondence, reinforcing possibility that Howson Jr and John served in person, while Howson Sr contributed goods.


Document containing, among other items, an extract of Howson Hooe Jr’s will (father of Henry Dade Hooe)


In 1775, Henry Dade Hooe appears in William Grant's Hamilton Parish Fauquier county Virginia tax records (with  3 slaves) subject to 4 tithables. Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families vol. 2 page 34


Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly • volume XXX • volume XXX, number 3 (01-AUG-1992) - 2 Nov 1776 Henry Dade Hooe petition


The Encyclopedia of Dumfries Va 1777-1778 – page contains the below information on our Henry Dade Hooe:


24 Jan. 1777 Exec. Jour. CCV

....On the Recommendation of the Court of Prince William County, it is ordered that a Commission of the Peace issue directed agreeable thereto, and one half and one more be of the quorum also a Commission appointing Foushee Tebbs sherif of the said County, also Commissions appointing William Carr and Henry Peyton Coroners of the said County, also commission appointing William Brent and Thomas Young Gent. inspectors of tobacco, and William Carter assistant inspector of tobacco at Dumfries warehouse. And also Thomas Attwell & William Tebbs inspectors and Henry dade (sic ?) assistant inspector at Quantico warehouse in the county aforesaid. To William Carr It is possible that Henry Dade Hooe's father Howson Hooe once also had this duty


9 Jun. 1777 Exec. Jour. CCV

On the recommendation of Prince William County Court: it is Ordered that the Commission issue appointing Henry Dade Hooe Inspector of Tobacco in room of William Tebbs who hath resigned and Simon Lutterll assistant Inspector in room of said Hooe at Quantico Warehouse.


26 Aug. 1777 Exec. Jour.

The Governor, on the Recommendation of Prince William County Court, issued Commissions appointing Daniel Tebbs & William Carter jr Inspectors & Charles Adams assistant at Dumfries: Also Commission appointing Henry Dade Hooe & Simon Lutterell jr inspectors & Robert Howson Hooe Assistant inspector at Quantico.


An Inspector of Tobacco Examines hogsheads and bales of tobacco after ordering process to determine whether temperature and quality of tobacco conform to standards: Places thermometer in tobacco and records temperature of each lot. Inspects tobacco for damage. Removes damaged tobacco, weighs, and records amount damaged. Notifies supervisor when temperature or condition of tobacco does not meet standards. Verifies weight of hogsheads and bales against checksheet.


From Jamestown Virginia, Settlement: Tobacco involved planting the crops, harvesting and sorting , letting it dry, later (late 18th century) in smoke houses, but in earlier times just hanging (for about 8 weeks) A B - a small farm might produce 2 hogsheads a season (roughly two barrels at 1000lbs/barrel), according to re-enactment personnel.


"Typical" kitchen, common, inexpensive, local-made red earthen ware and dried fruits and vegetables A B -Again, from Jamestown Virginia, Settlement


In 1778, Henry Dade Hooe appears in James Bell's Hamilton Parish Fauquier county Virginia tax records (with Anthony Jett overseer for Henry's 3 slaves and plantation) subject to 4 tithables. Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families vol. 2 page 73 One wonders how successful the overseer was, as by 1783, he is working for George Foot's estate.


Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly • volume XXXII • volume XXXII, number 3 (01-AUG-1994) - Pr Wm County renters 1779, unknown which Howson Hooe (Sr. or Jr. this is) What do the columns mean?


In 1779 Henry Dade Hooe assisted in the gathering of tithe lists. In 1780, he sat on this jury.


In 1781, Henry Dade Hooe appears in the consolidated Fauquier county Virginia tax records subject to 5 tithables. Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families vol. 2 page 80


Howson Hooe Sr's March 1782 certificates for beef. Since we believe he died before Jan 1781 (because his will was "proven" on 4 Jan), this may have been redeemed or recorded by someone else. Or, based on rediscovery of 2 Howson Hooes in 1787 Prince William county (and the 1788 list, also below), this is perhaps indicative that Howson Hooe "Jr." became "Sr." after his father died as another, younger, Howson assumed the "Jr." mantle.


Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly • volume XXX • volume XXX, number 3 (01-AUG-1992) - 1782 Henry D Hooe petition


1782 tax return for Howson "Hode" 2 polls, 8 slaves in Fauquier county Va. - from pg 61 of Fothergill, Augusta B. and John Mark Naugle. Virginia Tax Payers 1782–1787 Other Than those Published by the United States Census Bureau. n.p., n.p., 1940. These lists were taken from county personal property tax lists. Peter "Hode" next to him, same county, 2 polls. Unknown who this is as yet.


1783 or 1793 (depending on beginning or end of document!) Land record for Howson Hooe Jr - transcript


In 1787, Henry Dade Hooe was living near Henry Fitzhugh’s estate and had some relation with Nathan Wheeler in Fairfax county Virginia. The following census returns show the same area during a five year period.  I have only found Henry Dade Hooe in Fairfax county in this 1787 return.


1782(pt1) 1782(pt2) 1785 1787 - district of Martin Cockburn, Commisioner - south in this Map of 1787 Fairfax county

explanation of columns of 1787 tax list   Right side of cover     Combined cover of 1787 data


Henry Dade Hooe in Thomas Digges' 1783 Tax list of Fauquier County Virginia (with John Waugh) includes:

1 white male over 21, 1 white male between 16 and 21, 5 slaves older than 16 years old, 11 slaves under 16 years old, 28 cattle, and 5 horses. Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families vol. 2 page 110


1783 Tax list of Prince William County Virginia includes 2 "Howison" Hooes - Source Copyright


In 1784, Rev John Scott of Prince William County, Virginia deeds to Henry Dade Hooe 21 year lease on his lands in Fauquier and Loudoun, including those entitled to upon Mrs. Scott of Westwood. Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799 page 310


Henry D Hooe in 1785 State Census Fauquier County Virginia Source - Thanx Kay!


1787 Tax list of Prince William County Virginia includes 2 Howson's, 1" Esqr" and 1 "Honson" Hooe. The first (and elder)  in district "A" pg 893 with  0 9 20 9 42 - 2 wheeled carriage near Dade and Robert Hooe, and the second (listed as "Jr.") on page 902 of district "B" 1 2 2 7 34, where he is also the commissioner near John Hooe Sr. - Rediscovered on 31 Dec 2010.


NEW! Jan '11 1788 Prince William County Virginia personnal tax list "B" - Howson Hooe Sr. - from


Additionally, Henry D. Hooe appears on page 270 of John Blackwell's Fauquier Co. Va. 1787 Personal Property Tax list "A"  with 0 4 6 5 22. Henry seems also responsible for the tax of John Pierce. The evidence would seem to indicate that Henry lived somewhere in the southern third of Fauquier County, between the Warrenton -Greenwich northern boundary of list "A" and the Stafford-Prince William-Fauquier County point at Long Branch. His father's (Howson Hooe, Esqr with sons Robert and Honson [sic] adjoining) land in Prince William County (0 9 20 9 42 - with a 2 wheeled carriage), as well as Henry Dade Hooe's participation in the 1782 and 1792 petitions (above and below, respectively), argues for somewhere close to the Prince William County line. It would appear that Henry sold or lost 1 slave over 16 and 5 slaves younger than 16 between the 1783 and 1787 Fauquier county lists.


The Fairfax entries above (interestingly, Fauquier and Fairfax counties are separated by Prince William County, further arguing for fluidity in Henry's location prior to his acquisition or building of Pilgrim's Rest) do not specify a tax, which probably means he was not actually living there yet and was exempt from tax in Fairfax county. The numbers given in the tax for Howson Hooe, Esqr, and Henry D. Hoe are explained in the same columns link as used above. With the available census and tax lists it is impossible to identify which of the several possible Henry Fitzhughs was Henry's benefactor by 1787, but he was deceased by the 1785 tax list.


Henry D. Hooe in Thomas Gibson's 1788 Tax list of Fauquier County Virginia (responsible for John Griffin's tax) Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799 page 148


Henry D. Hooe in Augustine Jennings' 1789 Tax list of Fauquier County Virginia (responsible for Zacharia Reed's tax) Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799 page 291


Two sources The Virginia Genealogist v35 no.4 whole Number 140, Oct-Dec 1991 and The Virginia Genealogist v35 no. 3 whole Number 139, July-Sept 1991  - which indicate that Howson Hooe was responsible for taking tax lists in (at least) 1787 and 1789 and owned land. The former is probably Henry Dade Hooe's brother while the latter may be Henry and Howson's father Howson Hooe Jr.


Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly • volume XXX • volume XXX, number 4 (01-NOV-1992) - 1788 "Dade Hooe" (Henry Dade Hooe's brother Dade based on father Howson Hooe's will. Interesting, considering Henry Dade Hooe's experience with Dumfries Tobacco as shown above) petition. Dade Hooe lived with or near Howson Hooe in 1787 tax list also.

From [05 November 2005]:

Grantor Grantee Book, page Kind Deed Date Record Date Notes
Fitzhugh, Thomas & ux. Hooe, Henry Dade 10, 193 B & S Apr 13 1789 Oct 26 1789 Thomas Fitzhugh and Ann his wife of Stafford; parcel of land which the said Fitzhugh's father purchased from Gilson Foote deceased; containing 30 acres on N. side of Cedar Run part of Brenttown tract.


In 1789, slightly before the above (according to placement in book 10 page 153) Thomas and Elizabeth Carter had already sold Henry Dade Hooe of Prince William County, Virginia 119 acres on Cedar Run, adjacent to Brenttown tract, 1743 patent to father Charles Carter, witnessed by Zachariah Reed and Jacob Adams. Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799 page 58


Henry Dade Hooe’s will_location according to


Henry Dade Hooe and Jane Fitzhugh marriage mentioned in this list - From Genealogies of Virginia Families vol II Gildart - Pettus, Extracts From St. Pauls Register, Stafford (Now King George) Co, Va. ISBN # 0-8063-0949-0, Copyright GPC 1981, Pg 228, copy from FTM CD # 187.  Sister of Jane married relation (Rice Wingfield Hooe, son of Richard and Anne Hooe) of Henry Dade Hooe's. Based on Sheriff list and militia ranks, it is probable that the John Hooe who is listed as marrying Anne Fowke in 1755 is Howson Hooe Jr's younger brother, Henry Dade Hooe's uncle.


Some Dade, Hooe, Fitzhugh, and McCarty court entries


Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly • volume XXX • volume XXX, number 4 (01-NOV-1992) - 6 Oct 1792 Henry Dade Hooe petition


Henry Dade Hooe surveyed this tract in 1793  for Howson Hooe Jr (his father was 68 and would die in 3 years and had already settled land, so it is likely Henry's brother [called junior] represented in this item)  from Library of Congress collection


1793 H. D. Hooe listed in bond for rent due: 1 2 source


1796 Howson Hooe Jr. will transcript 1 source


Pilgrim's Rest National Register of Historic Places Registration Form in PDF format - Some interesting facts regarding Henry Dade Hooe, but 1829 date for Jane probably, and Jane's father certainly conflicts with "accepted" data; Jane is suspected of having died before 1829 and her father was Daniel McCarty Fitzhugh.



                           Some information on later Hooe generations are contained in the fantastic work by Virginia Biddle Thode


Email on Hooe, Bonnett, and Ferguson ancestors


In September 1799, Henry Dade Hooe, and others,  probated a will of John Thornberry Source: Alcock, Fauquier Families 1759-1799 page 347


Henry Dade Hooe in 1799 tax list list, from

Henry D Hooe in 1800 Prince William County tax list source - Thanx Kay!


13 July 2008 - 27 April, 1801 Henry D Hooe request for land clarification (Title Clearing) Source - Thanx Kay!


1805 Chancery Court file from LVA mentioning Henry Dade Hooe's land


Jane (Fitzhugh) Hooe in Fauquier County Virginia 1810 census - Daughters fit and 2 sons (of 4 known) may well be with relative (probable brother) William Fitzhugh [enumerated a page below]. Easiest way to find Jane in middle of page is to edit -find for "hooe" Map of Virginia counties (and extremely close proximity of Fairfax, Fauquier, and Prince William in Northeast portion) seems stronger proof. Tripplet & Stuart names in proximity to Jane and in Henry Dade Hooe's will seem ample confirmation that this is our Jane (Fitzhugh) Hooe. Jane's daughter Lucinda F. Hooe married Samuel Bonnett. Proof of this is here presented for the first time - in the form of the 1820 marriage bond. Same from Dec 2101 LVA trip. We are still looking for a copy of the will of John Hooe (Henry Dade Hooe's brother). A hand written note by Jane Hooe granting permission for Lucinda to marry Samuel B Bonnett is here courtesy of Kay in Wisconsin ( Nov '04) Another larger imageSame from Dec 2010 LVA trip.  Lucinda's son Washington Franklin Bonnett's 1928 Ponca City, Kay co. Oklahoma death cert, also yields proof of her last name. - Special thanx to Debbie L. Ullom <> for getting copies of the above bond and minister returns from the Lewis County Va. courthouse on 27 Apr 2004! Source for these records


Jane Hooe in 1815 Prince William Co. Va. land owners lists:  Cover of 1999 source   page of listing (distance is from City of Dumfries, 1815 capital of Pr. Wm Co.


No listing for Jane Hooe in 1820 Lewis County Virginia Federal Census returns as of 24 Nov 07. Is it possible she remarried or is she simply living with someone else? Is Jane still (or back)  in Prince William County with one of the Hooe families in this 1820 census?


Article from The Virginia Genealogist vol 43 # 1 stating Chancery case of John Hooe where Lucy F Hooe is mentioned as infant of Henry D Hooe - Full Chancery files - Thank You Kay! Henry Dade Hooe's death left at least one "orphan" in Virginia eyes 1 2 (mentioned by Thode, above)


The marriage bond was found in the Old Marriage Bonds and Returns Book 1 on page 114 & the minister's return was found in Marriage Register 1 on page 9 at the Lewis county courthouse.




1) As mentioned above, Family Tree Maker data CD-Roms #187, and 503/510 (unfortunately EXACTLY the same material so do not purchase both as I mistakenly did) have good Hooe and related family data.


2) Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly - selected issues identified above


3) The Virginia Genealogist - selected issues identified above


4) Virginia Biddle Thode's 1993 work The Ancestors and Descendants of Joseph Skinner, 1803-1857 is a must-have work, specifically, pages 356-392 have a lot of well-researched later Hooe and Bonnett family information. Thanks to Cindy Berry for sharing her copy with me!


5) Virginia Colonial Abstracts (incl. vol. X) Abstracted by Beverly Fleet are an invaluable source for a glimpse into the world of our earliest (circa 1660s) Hooe generations. Specifically, the references to the treatment of Hooe family slaves is troubling and revealing.


6) Prince William Reliquary RELIC, from the Bull Run Regional Library, in Manassas, Virginia is a fascinating series which has numerous articles with Henry Dade Hooe's services as a surveyor. It was probably Kay that brought these to my attention as she has with so many other fascinating sources she's shared over the years. Freely downloadable in .pdf format, it is a bit more troublesome to get them in text format.


7) Several "Gems" have been uncovered by simply doing Google searches with Rice or Howson Hooe (and derivative spellings). Likewise, a search through available tax, land, and census records, as above indicated, gives good baseline economic and property holdings to compare against wills and other sources.


Of course the author would be very pleased if anyone has additional source information they wish to share on the above individuals.