Robert Stubblefield (1702-1775), Spotsylvania County, VA

1702

ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD, son of GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD, SR. and ANN NASH born in Gloucester County, Virginia.

25 November: Will of ROBERT NASH [See 1723 Act of General Assembly below], father-in law of GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD, SR., leaves 400 acres in St. Stephen’s Parish, King and Queen County, to his daughter ANN NASH STUBBLEFIELD and the “heirs of her body”, with the stipulation that if neither should survive, the lands would go to his brother John Nash in England.

1705

6 January [date from Jim Hamlin]: Baptism date of brother George Stubblefield, Jr, son of GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD, SR. and ANN, born in Gloucester County, Virginia.

1709

Brother John Stubblefield, son of GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD, SR. and ANN, born in Virginia.

1712

Brother Thomas Stubblefield, son of GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD, SR and ANN, born in Virginia.

1714

p. 62, vol. 1.: Thomas Reade, MR. Escheat land formerly belonging to Edward Maise.  Beginning near Edward Stubblefield’s tobacco ground “from where his dwelling house Chimney funnel bears NE”: distant from sd dwelling house 25 poles to Whilocks’ [Whitlock?] (now Stubblefields) spring & adjoining Wm. Debnam along Chrismans* line.  Deeded to Edw. Maise by James Whitlock & Dorothy his wife dated June 5, 1691 “sayed to be granted to Thomas Russel [willed] to Thomas Reade.”  Richard Johnson late Escheator. Price: 2 pounds of Tobacco per acre.

Gloucester, Book 10, Page 173, June 16, 1714, 47 acres. [*WHB note:  I believe I have miscopied this.  It should be Chisman’s (Cheeseman’s) line.]

1715

Edward Stubblefield, son of GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD, SR and ANN, born in Virginia.

1719

WARE O, Sarah, wife of Peirce Butler. Escheat land, lately owned by Susanna Smith dece’d, beginning at Debnams line adjoining Wm. Strechers Spring Branch & corner of Thomas Reade, crossing Gridiron Branch to Mirtle branch to Main Road near Debnams & Rows corner along road SW to pond and corner of SIMON STUBBLEFIELD dece’d and along Willis line.  Mathew Page, Esqr, Escheator.  Surveyed 1718 by Thomas Cook S. G. C. Price: 2 pounds of Tobacco for every acre. Gloucester County, VA Book 10,  Page 452, Nov 9 1719, 220 acres.

1723

[Quoted in e-mail from Jim Hamlin: 9 May Act of a General Assembly: - “An Act for vesting the fee simple estate of certain entailed lands in Pierce Butler and Paulin Anderson; and for vesting other lands in therein mentioned, in ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD, in fee tail.”

At the same assembly: “It is recited that ROBERT NASH of Abington Parish, Gloucester County by will dated 27 November 1702 devised 400 acres in St. Stephen’s Parish, King and Queen County to his daughter ANN STUBBLEFIELD and the heirs of her body, stipulating upon the failure of same lands should pass to Robert Nash, son of his [the testator’s] brother John Nash in England and ANN STUBBLEFIELD died after her father testator ROBERT NASH having possessed herself of the land and died so seized leavingROBERT STUBBLEFIELD her son and heir and he has conveyed . . “ [JH- Robert was seeking confirmation of title to land so he could pass afee simple title to Butler and Anderson.]

1728

p. 24L From Virginia County Court Records:  Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, Virginia 1724-1730 (Part III) - 6 March 1727/28 - g August 1729,  Edited and Published by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press 1320 Mayflower Drive, McLean, VA  22101-3402, c. 1990: 4 June 1728 (Old Style), Page 233 “On motion of John Waller he is discharged from being overseer of the road from Mattapany Church to east north east bridge and the said road is devided into two precincts and John Wilkings and Daniell Brown are appointed Overseers in his room, Vizt:  from east north east bridge to John Wallers bridge including the same,  Mr. John Wilkings is appointed overseer & ordered that John Waller, Zachary Lewis, John Wilkings, John Wiglesworth, Dennitt Abney snr: Dennitt Abney junr: John Smith, William Dobbs, Daniell Pruett, mr.:  Robert Baylors Quarter & ROBERT STUBLEFIELD, working Male tithables do help him clear& keep in repair the same –”

From A History of Early Spotsylvania, by James Roger Mansfield, Greene Publishers, Orange, Va., 1977, p. 133: “The establishment of the Mattapony Church on the Ta River caused a flurry of petitions for roads leading to it, especially between the Po and Ta Rivers.  On October 6, 1724, William Russell petitioned for a road leading from Franklyn’s Road ‘to the chapel now abuilding, and from the church to East North East Bridge’.*  These two projects provided a road from the Thornburg area to the new church and from there to a bridge on East North East Creek.  The first portion of this road has been superseded by Virginia Route 606 from Thornburg to Snell, and the latter part by Virginia Route 738 from Snell southward to Duerson’s Store and beyond.  Whether the bridge on East North East was the one on Virginia Route 614 near Lewiston or the one on Virginia Route 622 at Young’s Mill cannot be positively said, but these two bridges were and still are the principal ones on the lower part of that stream.

“John Waller was overseer of this latter road when it was divided into two projects, with John Wilkins as overseer from Waller’s Bridge to the bridge over East North East Creek.  Daniel Brown became overseer of the part from Waller’s Bridge to Mattapony Church.** John Waller lived on his plantation ‘Newport’, on the south side of the Mat River, one-half mile south of Duerson’s Store.  A bridge across the Mat River at this point could well have been Waller’s Bridge.  Whatever the details, it is evident that by 1725 a road with necessary bridges extended from the North Anna River northward to the vicinity of present Snell Post Office.

*Spotsylvania County Order Book, 1724-1730, p. 16, 17

** Spotsylvania County Order Book, 1724-1730, p. 233.

From Virginia County Court Records:  Order Book Abstracts of Spotsylvania County, Virginia 1724-1730 (Part III) – 6 March 1727/28 - g August 1729,  Edited and Published by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press 1320 Mayflower Drive, McLean, VA  22101-3402, c. 1990.

At a Court held for Spotsylvania County June ye fourth Anno Domi, 1728. - On the Petition of Mary Johnson, Widdow, for administration of her husband William Johnson’s Estate (deced) he dieing intestate, is granted her in due form she haveing (upon Oath as the Law enjoyns) & entered into bond with George Carter and John Wiglesworth her securetys & acknowledged the same in Court.  Therefore ordered that ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD, Daniel Brown, Samuell Ham and Thomas Warren or any three of them do some time between this and the next Court (being sworn before some Justice of this County) do appraise all such of the said William Johnson’s estate as shall be produced & shewn to them p the said Administratrix & make report of their proceedings to the next Court.

FROM LDS ANCESTRAL FILE (DESCENDENCY CHART ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD (572G-M2)

Son George Stubblefield (B38D-WN)  BORN 1728 Spotsylvania Cnty, Va

1730

At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday October the Sixth: 1730. - John Collier, Junr. acknowledged his Deed with Livery & Seizen for Land unto ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD & ANN, the Wife of the said John, Power of Attorney to John Waller Gent. being first proved p the oath of Robert Dudley, the said Waller acknowledged her right of Dower of ye Land unto the said STUBLEFIELD at whose motion the same was admitted to record. -ROBERT STUBLEFIELD acknowledged his Deed for Land unto John Collier Junr. at whose motion the same was admitted to record.

[WHB:  My Spotsyvania County personal research shows John Collier Jr. was from King and Queen County.]

FROM LDS ANCESTRAL FILE (DESCENDENCY CHART ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD (572G-M2)

Son John Stubblefield (B38D-XT)  BORN 1730 Spotsylvania Cnty, Va

1731

Spotsylvania County Court 7th of September 1731. -In the action of Debt between Robert Beverley Esqr. Plt. and ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD Defendt., an order is granted against the Defendt & Edwin Hickman late Sheriff, the Security returned being adjudged not sufficient.

-On the petition of Robert Beverley Esqr. Exr. of the Last Will & Testament of Harry Beverley, Gent. deced agst. Allen Frasier for two hundred pounds of sweet scented tobacco due by Bill, Judgement passed for the same with costs and an attorney’s fee; It is therefore ordered that the said Frasier pay the said BEVERLEY the same alias Exo.

-p. 87: Spotsylvania County Court 7th of October 1731. -In the action of Debt between Robert Beveley Esqr. Plt. and ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD Defndt, for two thousand three hundred and eight pounds of good Merchantable tobacco in two hogsheads convenient due by Bill; the Plt. moved for special bail which was by the Court rejected; Afterwards the said Defendt. suffered Judgment to pass against him for the same with costs & an attorneys fee; It is therefore ordered that the said STUBBLEFIELD pay the said Beverley the same alias Exo.

1732

FROM LDS ANCESTRAL FILE (DESCENDENCY CHART ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD (572G-M2)

RICHARD STUBBLEFIELD (572H-JN)  born 1732 Spotsylvania Cnty, Va

15 December: On the petition of Simon Stubblefield setting forth that the Petitioner’s brother, John Stubblefield, late of Gloucester County, VA, deceased, being in his life time seized of 1000 acres of land in Spotsylvania County granted to him by patent and having a Right to a Tract of 500 acres of land in the same County by a Certificate granted him by the Honorable Court, the 20th of October last, as lapsed from Thomas Dimmock, by his last will and testament.  800 acres to the two sons of John Stubblefield and 700 acres to the brother Simon Stubblefield. - Executive Journals of the Counil of Virginia, vol. 4 by McIlwane. [Quote from Jim Hamlin.]

[WHB - This may be a key transaction in understanding what was happening to the spreading Stubblefield land dynasty.  Are ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD and/or his brother GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD agents of some kind for his Gloucester County relatives.  Are the two persons referred to their uncles, sons of their grandfather SIMON STUBBLEFIELD and brother of their father GEORGE STUBBLEFIELD.]

1734

From Spotsylvania County General Index of Trust Deeds

May 6, 1734: ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD Grant to Benjamin Matthews, Grantee, 200 —___.

p. 329: At a Court held for Spotsylvania County on Tuesday July the 2nd 1734 - ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for Land unto Ralph Williams, & ANN the Wife of said ROBERT (after being privately examined) acknowledged her right of Dower in ye sd land to ye sd Williams at whose motion the same is admitted to record.

-ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD acknowledged his Deeds of Lease and Release for Land unto Benja. Matthews & ANN the Wife of ye sd ROBERT (after being privately examined) ackd. her right of Dower in ye sd Land to ye sd. Matthews at whose motion ye same is admitted to record.

p. 339 - Spotsylvania County Court 3d of September 1734. -On petition of Catharine Rice for to have administration of her Husband, Wm. Rice Deceds Estate, is granted, she having taken ye Oath as ye Law directs & entered into bond with Henry Goodloe Gent. & John Smith her securitys & acknowledged the same in Court.  Ordered that Certificate be granted her for obtaining Letters of Administration in due form and that ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD, George Carter, JOSEPH CARTER & Mark Wheeler or any three of them (being first sworm before a Majestrate of this County) do appraise all such of ye sd deceds Estate as shall be shewn & produced p ye sd Admrx. and make report of their proceedings to ye next Court.

p. 382 - On Petition of John Minor in behalf of himself and severall others for to have a Road cleared from the Ridge Road near John Smith’s Upper Path by or near ye sd Smiths & ROBERT STUBBLEFIELDs Plantations, to ye County Line near Mr. Henry Goodloe’s; Ordered that John Smith & ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD do view & lay of the most convenient way & report of their proceedings to the next Court

FROM LDS ANCESTRAL FILE (DESCENDENCY CHART ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD (572G-M2) Joel Stubblefield (572h-Kt)  Born 1734 Spotsylvania Cnty, Va

1735

From -Forgotten Companion:  The First Settlers of Spotsylvania County and Fredericksburgh Town (with Notes on Early Land Use), by Paula S. Felder, Historic Publications of Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg, VA., July 17, 1981.

“Among the least costly and demanding of the vestry’s civil responsibilities was the task of processioning the lands of property owners every four years.  Presumably, the act of neutral parties walking off land boundaries in the presence of neighboring owners was to prevent claims of trespass.  The evidence which can be found in St. George’s vestry minutes, however, suggests that the practice was mainly an empty exercise required by law.  More often than not, the landowners refused to cooperate or were not at home.  But processioning was continued throughout the century.

“When ordered by the court, the vestry assigned teams of three or more to do the processioning over a period of six months.  The instructions to the processioners appear regularly throughout the vestry minutes. They provide a useful, if approximate, description of the precinct bounds.  There were six in the first processioning — three above and three below the Po River.  In 1735, the land below the Po was rearranged into five precincts.  (There was unquestionably a larger proportion of the county below the Po River for most of the colonial period).

“Unfortunately, very few of the processioners’ reports were copied into the vestry minutes.  For the year 1731, however, four of the six reports were included.  They are informative in showing that the practice was not exactly taken seriously. . . “The worth of the other processioners’ reports for that year depends on the consicentiousness of the teams and the accuracy of their reporting.  The evidence suggests that much is wanting on both counts. The processioners from the southeastern precinct seemed to have covered only a part of their large territory . . .

Felder, Forgotten Companions, p. 52:  Inset:  The Processioners and Their Precincts.:

Precinct 5.  George Woodroof, ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD, and Robert Goodloe. . . . The lands from the county line between Pamunkey (Northanna) River and the River Ta as     high as Douglas Run.

Listing (from five above to five below ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD’s name): Samuel Ham, George Warren, Robert Goodloe, William Rice, Robert Baillor (Thomas Dillard, overseer), ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD, George Carter, Phoebe Hopson, Robert Coalman, (Thomas Hubbard, overseer), Col. John Waller, Zachary Lewis

p.389 -Spotsylvania County Court 7th of May 1735 -On the petition of ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD Plt. agst. Ralph Williams Deft. for Three hundred and fourteen pounds of tobacco wch: the Plt.on oath made out to be due.  Judgment for the same with costs isgranted him.  It is therefore ordered that the sd Williams pay the sd STUBBLEFIELD the same alias Exo.

p. 393 From:  Historic Roads of Virginia, Spontsylvania County Road Orders 1722-1734, by Nathaniel Mason Pawlett, Faculty Research Historian, VIrginia Highway and Transportation Research Council. p.1-2 (Introduction by NM Pawlett) “The establishment and maintenance of public roads was one of the most important functions of the County Court during the colonial period in Virginia.  Each road was opened and maintained by an Overseer of Highways appointed by the Gentlemen Justices yearly.  He was usually assigned all the “labouring Male Titheables” living on or near the road for this purpose.  These individuals then furnished all their own tools, wagons, and teams and were required to labour for six days each year on the roads.

“Major projects, such as bridges over rivers, demanding considerable expenditures were executed  by commissioners appointed by the Court to select the site and to contract with workmen for the construction.

“. . . The years 1722-1734 encompass the period when Spotsylvania was a giant parent county stretching to the middle of the [Shenandoah] Valley.  By the separation of Orange in 1734 it was reduced to its present size.  But for the twelve years from 1722 to 1734 it contained within its bounds the present Piedmont counties of Orange, Culpeper, Madison, Rappahannock and Greene, as well as the Valley counties of Rockingham, Page and Warren.

-Spotsylvania County Court 3d of June 1735. -John Smith & ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD persons appointed to view & lay of the best & most convenient way from the Ridge Road near John Smith’s Upper Path by and near the sd Smiths & ROBERT STUBBLEFIELDs Plantations to ye County Line near Mr. Henry Goodloe’s, made the following return vizt. In persuance of the within Order, wee the subscribers have met and laid of the road and wee find it to be a very good way both level and dry & the nearest way, May ye 29th, 1735, John Smith, ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD.  Ordered that ye sd Road do goe & be as it is layed of by the said Viewers, And that ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD be Overseer thereof & the following male thithables vizt. Benjamin Mathews two, William Tyre, one, John Talbert, one, Daniel Pruit one, William Dobbs, one, ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD three, Mrs. Baylors Quarter seven; John Smith five, Robert Goodloe two & JOSEPH CARTER one, are ordered to serve under sd STUBBLEFIELD to help him clear & keep in good repair the same.

1736

FROM LDS ANCESTRAL FILE (DESCENDENCY CHART ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD (572G-M2)

Elizabeth Stubblefield (572H-L1)  BORN 1736/7 SPOTSYLVANIA CNTY, VA. (She was to marry Abraham Womack, born in Halifax County, VA, which is the County in which her older brother George’s children from 1763 through 1778 were born.  Their child, Josiah Womack was born in 1771 in Caswell Cnty, NC.)

1737

-SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY COURT 2ND OF AUGUST 1737 -In the action of Trespass upon the Case between ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD PLT. and Richard Fowler Deft., who failing to appear, an order agst. the sd Deft. & Ralph Williams his security is granted.

Spotsylvania County Court 2nd of August, 1737 -On Petition of ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD, he is discharged from serving as Overseer of the Road from Pamunkey Main Road to the County Line near Mr. Goodloe’s,  And Thomas Dillard is ordered & appointed to serve in his room & all the tithables which served under the said STUBBLEFIELD are now ordered to serve under the sd Dillard to help him clear & keep in repair the sd road.

Spotsylvania County Court 7th of February 1737/8 -On the Petition of Henry Haines to have a Constable appointed in the lower Precinct of this County between John Word & Anthony Foster constables, it is ordered that ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD be appointed Constable and that his precincts for viewing the several fields of tobacco & c. be from Mattapony Church Bridge & so along the Road that goes by Pamunkey Chapple to the Fredericksville Iron Works and below the said Road between the Rivers Ta and Northanna to the County Line. And ordered that he be sworn before some Majestrate of this County accordingly.

1744

FROM LDS ANCESTRAL FILE (DESCENDENCY CHART ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD (572G-M2)

Son Wyatt Stubblefield (572H-M6) born 1744.  Wyatt Stubblefield appears in the 1786 census for Caswell County, NC.  He marries Ann Challis of Prince Edward County, Virginia.  In 1790 Wyatt Stubblefield and Edward Mills show in the Hillsborough District of Caswell County.

1746

Was son Thomas born, father of , grandfather of Calvin?

1754

From History of Prince Edward County, VA, by H. C. Bradshaw, Dietz Press, 1954. Son(?) Joel Stubblefield paid 870 lbs of tobacco for 29 days of guard (from first county levy, November, 1754).

1755

E-mail from Jim Hamlin: “ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD pops up again in a suit (with George Walton) against John and RICHARD STUBBLEFIELD and Abraham Womack (defendants). By 1758, ROBERT is on Hogan’s Creek in Orange County, NC.”

1756

From History of Prince Edward County, VA, by H. C. Bradshaw, Dietz Press, 1954. Son(?) George Stubblefield appointed constable of Prince Edward County Court.

-From The Heritage of Rockingham County North Carolina 1983,  Hunter Publishing Company, Winston-Salem “WILLIAM BETHELL married Nancy Stewart Stubblefield (1750-1826).  She was the daughter of RICHARD STUBBLEFIELD (c. 1732-1802) and his wife, SUSANNAH CARTER.  The father of Richard was ROBERT STUBBLEFIELD.  He seems to have descended from the Virginia Stubblefield family.  SIMON may have been the first Stubblefield.  He was granted 288 acres in Gloucester County, VA, in 1672.  Next, GEORGE moved to 400 acres in King William County, VA.  Probably, he was the father of ROBERT, born about 1702.  ROBERT moved to Amelia County, VA, then to the present Rockingham County where he settled on Hogan’s Creek about 1756.  He asked for permission to build a grist mill on his farm.  He died about 1775, leaving a widow Anne. . .

Robert’s son, RICHARD STUBBLEFIELD, SR., was born about 1730.  He married SUSANNAH CARTER of Prince Edward County, VA.  Richard lived all his life on the Hogan’s Creek farm left to him by his father. RICHARD AND SUSANNAH had nine children.  Nathan married Elizabeth Todd.  Theodorick married Frances Harris in 1779.  Nancy married William Bethell.  Lucy was born in 1759 and married Robert Harris in 1779.  Elizabeth married another Harris.  Richard C. Stubblefield, Jr., was born in 1763 and married Elizabeth Coleman.  CARTER [STUBBLEFIELD] married a daughter of Capt Peter Terry.  Jeremiah married Mary Rains; and the last child was Robert Stubblefield, named for his grandfather.

 

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Hugh Challis (?-1798), Prince Edward County, VA; Rockingham County, NC

MARRIED:    MARTHA WIMBISH

1754

From History of Prince Edward County, VA, by H. C. Bradshaw, Dietz Press, 1954, p. 39:
“At least two taverns were in operation when Prince Edward County was established, Charles Anderson’s and George Moore’s.  Anderson’s license was renewed successfully until 1763.  George Moore last received an ordinary license in 1757.  HUGH CHALLIS was granted an ordinary license in May, 1754*; there was only one renewal, in 1755**.
. . *Order Book 1:5    **Order Book 1:47

Ibid., pp. 60-63: “When Prince Edward County was established, it was within the bounds
of Nottoway Parish.  There was a disposition to want a separate parish for the new county, and a petition was presented to the County Court in February, 1754, asking that Prince Edward be made a parish. Charles Cupples, representing the petitioners, presented the petition, which was certified to the General Assembly. The petition reached the House of Burgesses on May 3, 1755, and was referred to the Committee on Propositions and Grievances.  In addition to asking that a new parish be created for Prince Edward by a division of Nottoway Parish along the county line, the petition also asked that Nottoway Parish be required to pay to the new parish a proportionate part of the money which had been raised by levy for building two large churches and buildings on the glebe land. The petition was reported by the committee as reasonable on May 6, and the House directed the committee to prepare a bill in line with the request.  [The bill was enacted June 30.]

“The act made Prince Edward County a separate parish, to be called St.Patrick’s, effective September 1, 1755.  An election of twelve vestrymen by the freeholders of the parish was directed to be held before September 1 after having been advertised for twenty days.  The
vestrymen were directed to take in Prince Edward Court the oath appointed to be taken in the first year of George I by ‘an act for the further security of his Majesty’s person and government, and the succession of the crown in the heirs of the late Princess Sophia,
being Protestants, and for extinguishing the hopes of the pretended Prince of Wales, and his open and secret abettors; the oath of abjuration; the test; and the oath to be conformable to the doctrine and discipline of the Church of England.  The vestrymen were
authorized to fill vacancies among them. . . .

“Ten vestrymen of the twelve chosen in the first election took the prescribed oaths at the September, 1755, Court:  John Nash, John Nash, Jr., Geoerge Walker, Thomas Scott, Charles Venable, Peter LeGrand,Thomas Haskins, David Flournoy, JAMES WIMBISH, and Joh LeNeve. They met on the same day, September 9, and appointed HUGH CHALLIS clerk at an annual salary of 500 pounds of tobacco and chose John Nash and JAMES WIMBISH church wardens.  . . .

FROM:  PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY VIRGINIA.  ABSTRACTS FROM DEED BOOK NO. 1  1754-1763. (IRENE LEAKE, DEPUTY CLERK): Deed Book I, page 10 - Shelton, Joseph and wife, Mary of Prince Edward County to CHALLES, HUGH of the same county. 200 acres, lying in Prince Edward County, adjoining Woodson, Anderson. Recorded July 9, 1754.

Deed Book I, page 11.: Brithwaite, Edward and Bridget, his wife, of the Parish of Nottoway
and the County of Prince Edward to: LeNeve, John of the same county. 300 Acres, lying on upper side of Buffalo River in Prince Edward County, adjoining CHALLICE, Brithwaite, Barber. Recorded August 13, 1754.

FROM: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1754-1776, C. 1991 BY T..L. C. GENEALOGY, PO BOX 403369, MIAMI BEACH FL  33140-1369 PAGE 364. BOND.
Parties to bond Principal:  HUGH CHALLICE (CHALLES) of Prince Edward County Obligee: John Nash Jr. Gent Prince Edward County Sheriff Securities: Samuel Wallace and John LeNeve of Prince Edward County; Amount of bond: 1000 pounds
Date of bond: Aug 13, 1754 Acts to be performed:  CHALLICE this day agreed to serve Nash as under sheriff of Prince Edward County for as long as Nash agrees. Mar 10,
1761. is to collect the levies, quitrents, dues, and account for same, and execute all legal processes, and indemnify Nash Recording date: [none given].

1755

FROM:  PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY VIRGINIA.  ABSTRACTS FROM DEED BOOK NO. 1
1754-1763. (IRENE LEAKE, DEPUTY CLERK) Deed Book I, page 33. February 7, 1755 From:  HUGH CHALLES of Prince Edward County to: John Harrison of the same county. 200 acres, lying in Prince Edward County, on the North side of the North fork of Buffalo River, adjoining. Recorded:  February 11, 1755.

February 7, 1755 From:  HUGH CHALLES of Prince Edward County. to: Edward Brathwett. 100 acres. lying in Prince Edward County on the North side of the
North fork of Buffalo, River, adjoining Caleb Baker, John Le Neve.
Recorded February 11, 1755.

12 August

Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt, Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers, Genealogical
Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1988.

Prince Edward County:  Thomas Scott, MC; Thomas Haskins, MC; Samuel Ewing, MC; HUGH CHALLIS, MC

1756

From History of Prince Edward County, VA, by H. C. Bradshaw, Dietz Press, 1954.

HUGH CHALLES is paid 300 lbs of tobacco (out of County Levy) for cleaning the court house.

Page 387. Bond; Parties to bond; Principal: HUGH CHALLES Obligee: David Flournoy, Prince Edward County Sheriff Securities:  John Nash Jr.
Amount of bond: 500 pounds Date of bond:  Aug 10, 1756. Acts to be performed:  CHALLES this day, by the permission of said Flournoy, has taken the oath of under sheriff under Flournoy, in order to finish his present collection.  CHALLES is to execute any processes and indemnify Flournoy. Recording date:  Aug 10, 1756.

c. 1756

Susanna Challis born in Virginia

FROM: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1754-1776, C. 1991 BY
T..L. C. GENEALOGY, PO BOX 403369, MIAMI BEACH FL  33140-1369

Page 389. Bond: Parties to bond Principal:  JAMES WIMBISH Obligee:  King George II
Securities: Thomas Scott & HUGH CHALLES Amount of bond: 1000 pounds
Date of bond: Nov 8, 1757 Acts to be performed:  Said WIMBISH was appointed Prince Edward County Sheriff is to truly collect and account for all officers fees and dues, and well and truly executes and return make of all process and precepts to him directed and shall in other matters faithfully perform the office of sheriff. Recording date:  Nov 8, 1757.

c. 1758

Anne Challis born in Prince Edward County, Virginia

Deed Book I Page 137: April 11, 1758 412 acres, lying in Prince Edward County, adjoining Gaulling, Williams, and Challices. From: Anderson, Charles of Prince Edward County to: Buchanan, Archibald and John Bowman & Company, Merchants and Partners of the City of Glasgow in North Britain. Bradshaw, p. 53

“A succession of commissions from the Governor to magistrates provides a list of the justices of the peace of the Prince Edward Court.  In January, 1757, Robert Hastie, James Scott, Peter LeGrand, and John Leigh were recommended to the Governor by the Court to be added to the commission, and they were included in the commission dated August 9, 1757; others in that commission were John Nash, JAMES WIMBISH, Joel Watkins, David Flournoy, John Nash, Jr., Thomas Scott, Samuel Ewing, and Thomas Haskins.*

“A new commission in 1758 was directed to John Nash, JAMES WIMBISH, Joel Watkins, John Nash, Jr., Thomas Scott, Peter LeGrand, John Leigh, Henry Watkins, and John Morton.  The last two, along with HUGH CHALLIS, had been previously recommended.** *Order book 2:80 **Order book 1: 155, 167

Bradshaw, p. 55L “It was the practice in Virginia counties as long as the magistratesand sheriffs were appointed by the Governor (until the Constitution of 1850-51 went into effect) for the justices to serve as sheriff of the county in rotation, the order being determined by their rank in the commission of the peace.  Usually the sheriff served two years.  The Court would recommend three persons, the magistrate whose turn it was to serve being named first and the next two in the rotation under the others.  The Governor would appoint and commission the magistrate who was listed first among the three.

“John Nash, Jr. was the first sheriff of Prince Edward.  David Fluornoy was the successor, taking the oath of office at the August 1756 Court, although it seems that his term did not begin until the first of the following year.  Flournoy werved during 1757 and had as
“undersheriffs” his brother, Thomas Flurnoy and Richard Burks.  JAMES WIMBISH was sheriff during 1758 and 1759; HUGH CHALLIS and Samuel Wimbish were his deputies.*
*Order book 2:26,30,65,82.

1759

FROM:  PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY VIRGINIA.  ABSTRACTS FROM DEED BOOK NO. 1
1754-1763. (IRENE LEAKE, DEPUTY CLERK)

Deed Book I, page 142: CHALLIES, HUGH of Prince Edward County and MARTHA, his wife to: Waldon, Richard of the same county. 87 acres, lying in Prince Edward County, adjoining Caleb Bakers, Captain John LeNeve, Edward Brafford. Recorded May 8, 1759

From History of Prince Edward County, VA, by H. C. Bradshaw, Dietz Press, 1954. Quotation from the Richmond Enquirer, February 15, 1759.  HUGH CHALLIS is directed by the Court to attend to letting bridge contracts.

VA Genealogist V31, p172.  Processioners return persuant to order of vestry 12 Sepo 1759.  Land between HUGH CHALLIS, Charles Hudson & William Hudson.  HUGH CHALLIS present when William Hudson & Charles Hudson processioned lands.

‑ very likely Sarah’s father

 

c. 1760

SARAH CHALLIS born in Prince Edward County, Virginia

1761

FROM: PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, VIRGINIA WILLS, 1754-1776, C. 1991 BY
T..L. C. GENEALOGY, PO BOX 403369, MIAMI BEACH FL  33140-1369

Page 45, Will: I, JAMES WIMBISH of Prince Edward County in St. Patrick’s Parish
To my wife – 4 slaves, Moll, Will, Tom. Lucy and if needed my Negro woman named Phillis, and one fourth of my personal estate, during her natural life. To my daughter MARTHA, the wife of HUGH CHALLES – my 2 Negro girls named Hannah & Chloe, who were born of my Mulattto woman Phillis, now in the service of my daughter MARTHA, but to return to my estate after my death. To my daughter Anne, the wife of William Baldwin, my Mulatto woman named Agness. To my daughter Sarah, the wife of the Reverand Mr. James Garden – my Mulatto woman named Sue, and 1 bed and furniture, which they have already in possession. To my son, James Wimbish – my Negro man named Mingo, and my Negro boy named Harry, with what they have already in possession. To my daughter Mary, the wife of James Thacston – 65 pounds to be paid
12 months after my death.To my 3 youngest sons, Samuel, John, and Benjamin Wimbish – all my land and slaves not already disposed of, as well as those allotted for the use of my wife, after her death to be equally divided among them, together with the reversion and remainder of my estate. Executors: my 3 youngest sons, Samuel, John, and Benjamin Wimbish. Signed Feb 1, 1761 – JAMES WIMBISH Wit – George Davies, Nathel
Barksdale, Archibald McElroy At  a Court of Feb 10, 1761, the will of JAMES WIMBISH deceased was presented in court by the executors, proven by the witnesses, and OR.

Page 46. Feb 19, 1761. Inventory and appraisement of the estate of JAMES WIMBISH deceased, pursuant to court order dated Feb, 1761. Items mentioned include: 3 beds and furniture, 1 looking glass, 8 rush chairs, 5 leather chairs, 1 large looking glass, books, 1 pine table, 1 couch, 5 China cups, 6 saucers, 4 wine glasses, 3 Delf bowls, 9 flowered delft plates, 1 small gilt trunk, 1 walnut stand, 1 old sword, 1 old leather trunk, carpenters and joiner’s tools, 24 cattle; Mulatto slaves named Will, Bob, Cyrus, Toby, Moll, Phillis, Tony, 1 Negro fellow named Tom; 1 Negro girl Lucy. Total value 688 pounds 15 shillings 2 pence.  Signed Saml Wimbish, John Wimbish, Ben Wimbish, exors.  Signed – Wm Booker Nathaniel Barksdale, John Biggs, Thos Flournoy. Recorded Mar 10, 1761.

c. 1762

MARTHA CHALLIS born in Prince Edward County, Virginia

1763

Bockstruck, Lloyd DeWitt, Virginia’s Colonial Soldiers, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1988.

23 August, 1763 Shows in Bedford County:  Willaim Callaway, Co. Lt.; Jeremiah Early, Capt;, John Quarles, Capt., HUGH CHALLIS, Capt., Joseph Renfro, Capt.; Adam Beard,, Capt., Nicholas Welsh, Ens; Henry Smith, LT

c. 1764

Fanny Challis born in Prince Edward County, Virginia

c. 1766

John Challis born in Prince Edward County, Virginia

c. 1768

Elizabeth Challis born in Prince Edward County, Virginia

1773

Brother-in-Law? Benjamin Wimbish Will dated July 20, 1773 in Prince Edward County.  Wife Elizabeth.  Children James, Sary, Ann and Mary, Exor Brother Jmes Wimbish and Matthew Watson and wife Elizabeth. Recorded Sept. 19, 1774.

1782

From Lindley S. Butler, Rockingham County:  A Brief History, ChapterII “The Colonial and Revolutionary Period”, p. 10 and p. 15:

“The influx of new settlers created a need for county government. Rockingham County was formed in 1785 from the northern portion of Guilford County, which had been created in 1770 from portions of Orange and Rowan counties.  North Carolina’s colonial counties were governed by appointed justices of the peace, who made up the quarterly
county court, and by a sheriff, who was aided by deputies and constables. . . “During the postwar years several men in northern Guilford County provided local leadership.  James Gallaway and John Leak represented the county in the state House of Commons in 1783, and the following year Gallway was elected to the state Senate.  James Hunter and HUGH CHALLIS were county justices in 1782, and Hunter was sheriff in 1784-1785 and county treasurer from 1783 to 1785. . .

1786

From Lindley S. Butler, Rockingham County:  A Brief History, Chapter
III “A New County”, pp. 17-18: “The population of the North Carolina backcountry increased substantially after the close of the Revolutionary War, resulting in the creation of several new counties during the 1780s.  On December 29, 1785, the General Assembly enacted legislation that created Rockingham County from approximately the northern half of Guilford County . . .

“The first session of the new county’s quarterly court was convened in February, 1786, at the plantation of Adam Tate near Eagle Falls on the south side of the Dan River.  The justices of the peace of this first court, most of whom were veterans of the Revolutionary War, were James Hunter, Samuel Henderson, George Peay, HUGH CHALLIS, Thomas Henderson, Adam Tate, James Gallaway, John Leak, Joshua Smith, Peter O’Neal,
Abraham Philips, William Bethell, John May, and John Hunter.  County justices were charged with the responsibility of hearing civil suits and minor criminal cases, providing for public buildings, probating decedent’s estates, ruling on individual cases of lunacy, caring for orphans and illegitimate children, and maintaining public roads and bridges.  Justices were appointed, generally from among the landed, slave-owning gentry.  All the members of Rockingham County’s first court were slaveholders:  the average justice owned nine slaves.

1799

Headley, Robert K., Jr., Genealogical Abstracts from 18th Century Virginia Newspapers,  p. 60.

2 March

Jan Court 1799 in chanc., Elijah King (plntf) against John Challis, executor of HUGH CHALLIS, deceased who was executor of John King dec’d (Def.); it appears the defendant is not an inhabitant of this State (Lynchburg Weekley Gazette).

1800

MARTHA CHALLIS and John Challis appear in 1800 census: John Challis (Rockingham Cnty, NC 450) 22010-20011-09 Lives with woman born before 1755, man and woman born between 1755 and 1774, four young children.  [His mother MARTHA CHALLIS shows above on List 477.]

MARTHA CHALLIS (Rockingham Cnty, NC 477)  01000-00001-09 Includes male born between 1784 and 1790.

 

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Gyles Carter of Badgeworth (? – c.1627)


(?-c. 1627)

GYLES CARTER, son of JOHN CARTER, rector of Alderton Parish Church and ?, born in Badgeworth.

GYLES CARTER married ELIZABETH.  They had the following children:  JOHN CARTER, Cecill Carter, Gyles Carter, Robert Carter and Elizabeth Carter. Source:  Jim Gallman

1538

JOHN CARTER, father of GYLES CARTER, died at age 68.

?

JOHN CARTER born in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, which is directly to the West of Stow-on-the-Wold, between Cheltenham and Chipping Norton.  JOHN CARTER is the son of GYLES CARTER and ELIZABETH. Source:  Jim Gallman

?

JOHN CARTER married MARY LAWRENCE, daughter of ROBERT LAWRENCE of SHIPTON SOLLARS and ELEANOR STRATFORD OF FARMECOTTE.  They had the following children, GYLES CARTER, John Carter, William Carter, Anne Carter, Eleanor Carter, Mary Carter.

1574

GILES CARTER born, son of JOHN CARTER (son of GYLES OF BADGWORTH CARTER) and MARY LAURENCE (daughter of ROBERT OF SHIPTON LAURENCE).  GILES (also seen as GYLES) was born in Lower Swell, Gloucestershire, which is directly to the West of Stow-on-the-Wold, between Cheltenham and Chipping Norton.

1616

[GILES CARTER] had been outlawed for murder in 1616 [FN74]. [FN74] E 178/3857 The Victoria History of the Counties of England: A History of the County of Gloucester, vol. Vi, Oxford University Press, London, 1965., p.167.

1620

September 18 Smyth of Nibley papers, Smyth 3 (80), p. 137.  Document in New York Public Library (List of records No. 210)..Reference from Jim Gallman.  WHB has converted to modern English spelling.

“To the Treasurer Counsel and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London for the first Colony in Virginia.  This is to certify that in the good ship called the Supply this present 18th day of September, 1620, were shipped from our Port of Bristol for plantation in Virginia at the charges of Richard Berkeley, George Thorpe, William Tracy and John Smith, esqs. under the conduct of the said William Tracy appointed Captain and Governor over them these 56 persons whose names ensue, who forthwith proceeded in their voyage accordingly:  [WHB only 40 names were included in the excerpt.]

[alphabetized by WHB]  Robert Baker; Thomas Baugh;  John Bayly; Nicholas Came, gent.;  GYLES CARTER; Richard Fereby, gent.; William Finch and Elizabeth, his wife and Francis, their son; John Gibbes; Isabell Gifford; Joane Greene; Francis Grevill; George Hale; Gabriel Holland; Richard Holland; John Holmeden, gent.; Richard Hopkins; John Howlett [Bowlet] the elder and John, his son; George Keene, gent.; Arthur Kemis, gent.; Thomas Kemis, gent.; John Linsey; Robert Longe, gent.; Arnold Oldisworth, esq.; John Page and Frances his wife; Robert Pawlet, divine; William Peird the elder; Richard Peirs; William Piffe; Thomas Shepy, gent.; William Tracy, esq., Mary Tracy, his wife, Thomas Tracy, their son and Joyce Tracy, their daughter; Elizabeth Webbe; Giles Wilkins.

1620/21

January 29 Smith of Nibley papers, Smyth 34 Document in New York Public Library.  Authograph signed of George Yeardley and Jo. Pory, Secy., seal and stamp (double rose).  List of records, 228.

“These are to certify the right Honorable, Right Worshipful, and others of the Counsel and Company for this first Southern Colony of Virginia, that there arrived at Berkeley in the same country, for the account of that society, and the Plantation to the said hundred, upon the 29th of January, 1620, these fifty persons underwritten.  Vist.  [alphabetized by WHB]

Robert Baker; Thomas Baugh;  John Bayly; Giles Broadway; Nicholas Camme, gent.;  GYLES CARTER; Joane Coopy; Antony Coopy; Elizabeth Coopy; Richard Dutton; Richard Fereby, gent.; William Finch and Elizabeth, his wife and Francis, their son*; John Gibbes; Isabell Gifford; Joane Greene; Francis Grevill; George Hale [or Hall]; Alice Heskins; Gabriel Holland; Richard Holland; John Holmeden, gent.; Richard Hopkins;  John Howlett, the elder and John Howlett, his son and William Howlett, also his son; James Jelfe; George Keene, gent.; Arthur Kemis, gent.; Thomas Kemis, gent.; John Linsey (Roger Linzey?); Robert Longe, gent.; Richard Milton; Arnold Oldisworth, esq.; John Page and Frances his wife; Robert Pawlet, divine; William Peird the elder; Richard Peirs; William Piffe; Walter Prosser; Richard Rolles, Jane his wife and Benedict Rolles, their son; Thomas Shepy, gent.; William Tracy, esq., Mary Tracy, his wife, Thomas Tracy, their son and Joyce Tracy, their daughter; Philip Vrange; Elizabeth Webbe; Giles Wilkins.

1623

The Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623 shows the marriage of GILES CARTER and ELIZABETH TRACY, daughter of PAUL TRACY.

William G. H. Carter, GILES CARTER of Virginia, p. 103.

GILES CARTER and ELIZABETH TRACY had the following children:  John Carter, Thomas Carter (1648- ?), Mary, GILES CARTER (c. 1634 – <1702), Elizabeth, Anne and William. (E-mail from Jim Gallman) [WHB - This is a contested fact.]

1627

JOHN [CARTER] died at Lower Swell in 1627, and was succeeded as lord of the manor by his son and heir GILES [FN73], who had been outlawed for murder in 1616 [FN74]. [FN73] Inq. P.m. Glos. 1625-42, i. 91-95. [FN74] E. 178/3857 The Victoria History of the Counties of England: A History of the County of Gloucester, vol. Vi, Oxford University Press, London, 1965., p.167.

Gloucestershire county records show that GILES CARTER ESQ. was the head of the family after the death of his father in 1627. William G. H. Carter, GILES CARTER of Virginia, p. 103.

GILES CARTER ESQ. was sequestered in the Great Rebellion and compounded for 968 pounds 17 shillings.  The parish church is in the deanery of Stow and there is a handsome monument there to GILES CARTER, ESQ. From Iberian Home Page.  Leona Ferrell Madsen, My Carter Ancestry.

See Sir Robert Atkyns, Ancient and Present State of Gloucestershire, London, 1712, pp. 227-228.

1638

GILES [CARTER] appears to have mortgaged the manor [of Lower Swell in Gloucestershire] to Sir William Courteen of London [FN75], into whose effective ownership the estate had passed by 1659, when, after Courteen’s death, it was sold to Sir Robert Atkyns [FN76], later Lord Chief Baron of the Exchequer and Speaker of the House of Lords. [FN75] Cal. S. P. Dom. 1637-8, 351; Glos. Colln., deed of 1640; Cal. Cttee. For Compounding, 1308. [FN76] Atkyns, Glos., 722.

 

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Miscellaneous Documents from Early 17th Century Gloucestershire

The following documents may prove to be relevant in sorting through the relationships of the Carters and related families in Early 17th Century Gloucestershire, England:

History of Estates that may be ancestral homes of Carters of 17th Century Virginia:

The Estate of Cold Aston:

Victoria History of Gloucestershire v. 9, pp. 12-13.

The manor of Cold Aston conveyed in 1519 to JOHN CARTER of PIRTON in Churchdown from John Stratford.  CARTER (d.1627) succeeded by his son Giles “who recovered his estates in the mid 1640s following their sequestration on the ground of his royalist sympathies.  From Giles (d. 1665) the manor passed to his grand-nephew Edward Carter of Alvescot (Oxon) and from Edward (d. 1674) to his brother Goddard (d. 1725) then to his daughter Rebecca (fl. 2749) in1726 settled at her marriage to Sir John Dayley etc.

Cold Aston Church dates from the12th century.  First mention 1220.  In the nave is a wall monument to Giles Carter (d.1665)

Estate of Sevenhampton:

Gloucestershire Victoria History v. 9 –p. 173

In 1608 William Throckmorton sold the estate of Sevenhampton to Anthony Laurence, son of ROBERT LAURENCE of Shipton Solers.  Robert had in 1570 got the lease of the demesne and other lands in site of the manor.  In 1591, these lands were sold to ROBERT LAURENCE’s widow Eleanor Sankey and JOHN CARTER.  In 1606 on her death lands went to ROBERT’s son (also ROBERT LAWRENCE).  In 1610 – these were conveyed to his brother Anthony owner of manor.  At Anthony’s death (1645) land went to his grandson Robert Lawrence (d. 1700) succeeded by his son Anthony, a physician in Tewkesbury.  Without surviving issue in 1717 it passed to his sisters Mary, wife of Carew Williams and Anne, wife of Thomas Ludlow.  They turned it over to nephew Walter Lawrence (d. 1764) then to daughter Mary, wife of William Morris then after her death 1839 to their son Walter Lawrence.  Lawrence (formerly Morris) owner of nearby Sandywell Estate etc.

Surveys of Readiness of Gloucestershire Men 1608 (Reign of King James I):

Excerpts from John Smith’s “Men and Armour for Gloucester in 1608″

Carter – Men and Armour 1608 Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980.

Chursdowne: Whereof Sr John Cemberlen knight is Lord.. . . Gyles Carter gent 1. hath one Corlet fur’. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.14

Arlinigham: Wherof the Lord Viscount Lisle and Thomas Yate gent are Lords; Henry Carter weaver. 2. p. tr.; Gyles Carter yeoman. 2. m. tr. Sub.; Richard Carter, 1. ca.; Danyell Nurse servant to Gyles Carter, 1 ca. . .; Richard ffyer yeoman 3. m. tr. Sub.; Robert ffyer sonne of Richard ffryer. 1 m.l; Thomas Carter servant to the said Richard ffryer. 1 py. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.180.

The Hundred of Bisley: Payneswicke: Whereof Henry Jernyngham Esq’ is Lord.; Gyles Carter wever. 1. ca. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.288.

Hartbury: Wherof Compton Esq. is Lord.; John Carter sen’ husbandman ca. tr.; John Carter jun’. 1. p.; Thomas Carter 2. p. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.16.

Inhabytants charged with the findinge of Armour not before mentioned.

John Carter the yonger, John Butter, Thomas Butter and Perkikns widowe have between them one Corslet fur. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.17.

Charlton Abbots: Whereof John Carter gent is Lord. (WHB notes -Barre, Gray, Copyn, Spiser, Cole, Harvy, Halle (husbandmen, servant to Edward Barre, laborers)

Stanly Pontlardge: Wherof Paule Tracy Esqr is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.79.

Little Rissington: Whereof John ffettiplace Esq’ is Lord.; John Carter servant to Richard Kemth. 1. ca.; Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.143.

Nether Swell: Whereof John Carter gent is Lord.: Richard Little 1.p. William Bollard 1.m. Will’m Wilkes 2.p., Will’m Hawlinge. 1 ca., Giles Jackett. 1 ca., John Dylworth. 1 ca., Thomas Walter, 1 ca. (Servants to the said John Carter. Sub. Gent.)

(WHB notes – also Bennet, Bunce, Sarne, Pullum, Arcle, Hancke, Jelfes, Browne, Prikce, Somner, Carpenter, Bennet, Bond, Carpenter, Johnson, Smith, Hodeges, Rose, Hances, Arcles John Addams.

The said Tythinge is chardged with the findings of two Callivers with their fur’. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.144

The Hundred of Barkley. Hame and Hame ffalowe: Whereof Henry Lord Barkely is Lord; Pedington:

John Carter husbandman 1 ca. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.148.

Ffarmecote: Whereof George Stratford Esqr is lord. (WHB- John Barlet, gaily, Symond, Shevers, Taylor, Mawpase, Greene, Phillips, Rose, Brandyer, servants; Payne, Hewes, husbandmen)

Over Swell: Wherof Antony Stratford gent is lord. (WHB – John Taylor, Byrd, Hunt, Marshall, Hayward, Compiere, CLeyton, THornet, ffrauncis, husbandmen, servants) Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.88.

The Hundred of Kiftesgate (pp. 77- Nauntone: Whereof Sr John Tracy knight is lord.; Todington: Whereas Sr John Tracy knight is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.85.

Didbrooke: Whereof Sr John Tracy knight is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.84.

Hawlinge: Wherof Henry Stratford gent. Is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.80.

Guytinge Poare: Whereof Henry Stratford gent is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.82.

Woolson: Wherof Sr William Throkmarton knight is Lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.100.

Tirley: Whereof Sr William Throkmarton knight is lord. Smith, John, Men and Armour for Gloucestershire in 1608, Alan Sutton, 1980, p.101.

Lords of Selected Places in 1608: Alderton: John Hickford, Esq.; Badgeworth: (none mentioned).

 


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Miscellaneous Documents from Early 16th Century Gloucestershire

The following documents may prove to be relevant in sorting through the relationships of the Carters and related families in Early 16th Century Gloucestershire, England:

 

A Military Survey of Gloucestershire (1522), excerpts by WHB:

The Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaelogical Society: Gloucestershire Record Series. Vol 6, The Millitary Survey of Gloucestershire, 1522, ed. R. W. Hoyle, Alan Sutton Publishing, 1993.

Thornbury Hundred: Rangeworthy. The king is lord there and lands worth [].John Laurence 20 sh. Bow; Robert Laurence 40 sh. Sword, p. 35

Pucklechurch Hundred: Westerleigh: Richard Laurens: 5 lbs: sallet, splints and bill., p. 79; St Briavels Hundred: Hewelsfield John Laueraunce 13 s. 4d 7 lbs. horse, glaive. a. Robert Laueraunce 26s 8d 9 lbs sword, dagger & glaive [WHB note: the designation "a." means able-bodied.] p.87

Slaughter Hundred; Broadwell: John Carter 20 lbs., p.88; Upper Slaughter: Richard Tracy 10 sh., p.96

Bisley Hundred: Paganhill: Richard Stratford 40 sh  10 lbs., p.102

The Liberty of the Seven Hundreds of Cirencester

The town of Cirencester: St Lawrence Street: John Laurence, p. 107

Crowthorne Hundred: Preston: Richard Stratford 13 lb 6 s 8d, p.132

Berkeley Hundred: Hinton: (a) Nicholas Laurens 3 lbs: bows and arrows, p. 166

Tewkesbury Hundred; Oxenton: Robert Stratford: 5 lbs., p.167; Alderton: John Carter is rector there and the rectory is worth 26 lb. 13 s. 4d. The same John 3s. 4d. 20 lb.; William Tracy, jun, 20 lb.; (a) John Stratford, p. 171; Church Stanway: John Laurans: 20 lbs., p. 174-5; Prestbury: John Stratford: 16 s.; Edward Straford: 40 s., p. 177

Deerhurst Hundred: Little Compton: John Carter 10 lb. p. 183;

Whitstone Hundred: Standish: John Carter: 6 lbs sallet., p. 187; King’s Stanley: William Stratforde: 7 lbs. Bow, sheaf of arrows. p. 192; Longney: John Carter: 13 lbs. 6s. 8d., p. 199

The king’s liberty of the duchy of Lancaster which extended within the hundreds of Bledisloe, Westbury [and] Botloe.; Huntley: John Stratford: 19s 4d.

Kiftsgate Hundred with Holford and Greston: p. 223; Westington: Richard Tracy, gent. 40 sh., p. 229; Toddington: William Tracy esq with lands there and other manors, 105 lb, goods 500 lbs., harness for three men.; The abbot of Hailes is rector there and the rectory is worth 8 lbs.; Henry Wyllys is vicar there and the vicarage is worth 8 lbs.; Richard Tracy (371v) a. William Carter

a. A high proportion of lines commence with a superscript “a”.  This is noted in the headings for Tewkesbury borough as indicating that a man was “able” in the sense of a man fit or ale to undertake military service.



 

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Joseph Burnett, Jr (1842-1911), Bedford County and Lynchburg, VA

 

Parentage:

Joseph Burnett, Jr was born in 1842. His father was Joseph Burnett Sr (see Joseph Burnett (1807-1885), Bedford County, VA.)

His mother was Elizabeth Johnson

Marriage:

In 1865, to Malinda Jane Witt, born 1850, died December 30, 1889, Bedford County, VA

Second marriage to Mildred Thomas Wilson in 1891.

 

The Children of Joseph Burnett, Jr (except where otherwise noted, from correspondence of Mrs George W. [Phyllis] Martin).

Ida M. Burnett, born September 21, 1867 [WHB - married George K. Hogan]

Clara Belle Burnett, born July 18, 1869 [WHB - married John Jefferson Burnett; died 1936]

Otey Munford Burnett, born December 6, 1870, died 1948

Henry Clay Burnett, born June 18, 1872

Lillian B. Burnett, born March 7, 1874

Myrtle D. Burnett, born December 1, 1875

William Penn Burnett, born April 18, 1878

[WHB - Ollie P, born 1880, died 1880, age 3 months]

Linwood B. Burnett, born August 9, 1893

Lewis V. Burnett [WHB - born 1885

Otha T. Burnett (died of burns as a child) [WHB - born, 1881, death in 1884]

Harold Carlton Burnett [WHB - born 1887]

Hattie Ward Burnett, born September 23, 1888

Joseph Burnett III (half-brother) [WHB - Joseph McKinley Burnett, child of the second marriage.]

Sorry this is not complete. Aunt Hattie’s daughter Shirley Evans Childress is out of town at present. I’ll phone her later to learn the time of Hattie’s death.

P.S. Harold Carlton Burnett was a sereant of the U. S. Army. He was almost as handsome as Linwood, his older brother.

 

Obituary:

Death of Mr Joseph Burnett (Jr) – [provided on typewritten sheet by Mrs. George W. Martin]

Mr Joseph Burnett died suddenly yesterday at 6 o’cock from heart disease, at his home, 203 Twelfth Street, aged 69 years. Mr Burnett was a Confederate veteran and was well known in this city, having lived here for twenty-one years.

He is survived by six sons Otey M., William, P., Linwood B., Louis V., Harold Carlton and Josephe, all of this city, and four daughters – Mrs J. . Burnett, Mrs O. J. Barton, Mrs. M. F. Burnett and by three brothers, Messrs Lafayette, James and William B., and by two sisters, Miss Martha Burnett and Mrs Pricilla Crouch, all of Bedford county.

The deceased was born in Bedford county in 1842.

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Giles Carter (1634-1700) Henrico County, VA

Note from WHB (January 4, 2012): I am more optimistic than ever that the collective efforts of many researchers on the relationships of the Carters in 17th Century Virginia will solve the riddles of the origins of these Virginia families.

I suspect that they will find that efforts in understanding the relationships of the Carters in 17th Century Gloucester County, England to be of great importance in the effort.

We need to better understand what was going on in the Port of Bristol and how the Carters, Tracys and related families were involved. In the meantime, I am posting some past correspondence on the subject.

It also might be useful to have tentative hypotheses as to which of the 17th century Virginia Carters do NOT belong (at least directly) with the Gloucester/Cirencester/Bristol group. It probably matters that some are associated with Christ Church in London, but that does not necessarily mean they are unrelated to the Gloucester group. I suspect that everyone in 17th century Virginia was associated with or at least sympathetic to the side of the Cavaliers as opposed to the Roundheads.

 

Determining the Ancestry of Giles Carter of Henrico County

Some related correspondence:

WHB to Hamp Burnett, October 14 2004

I have been looking through my e-mail message bank (which, of course, I do have access to here in Paris) to seek what I have written others on my previous work on the Carters.

Note this 2001 message I sent to Peyton Carter, who is my cousin through the line of Theodoric Carter (Henrico County).  Although my thinking has revised
slightly, this still is my current hypothesis on the Carters.  I am descended from Carters on both my mother’s and father’s lines, and have come to believe
both lines are descended from the same family in Gloucestershire.

Let me know your thoughts.

Bill

Cousin Peyton -

I am sending you a copy of my current thoughts expressed in correspondence with a researcher from Middlesex County, VA.  Please keep these thoughts in
mind as you continue your research, and let me know what you think.

 

Subject: Re: William Carter


Karen -

If one is able to trace their ancestry to GILES CARTER and ELIZABETH TRACY, then there is sufficient information through the Standard Peerage Books and history books, as well as other genealogical resources, to trace direct lineage back to the Tenth Century Normandy (with a high degree of certainty) and before that to Eighth Century France (on lines of
descendency for which I have not yet examined the evidence directly).

The TRACYs were of royal descent, and from them I have been able to trace four (and probably five) of the 31 known men who fought on the Norman side of the Battle of Hastings as direct ancestors, and include as direct ancestors two kings of England, and a number of significant names in British, Norman and French history.

I have two hypotheses.  In both WILLIAM CARTER is the grandson of GILES and ELIZABETH.  One would have him the son of GILES JR. and HANNAH CREWES, who settled in the Turkey Island area (Henrico County).  The other
would have him as the son of a WILLIAM CARTER, who was the brother of GILES, JR.

I am a descendent of WILLIAM CARTER on my father’s side and of THEODORIC CARTER, son of GILES JR. and HANNAH CREWES, on my mother’s side.  I have enough experience with the First Family dynasties to pick up on clues which suggest large multi-county, multi-state economic endeavors involving the different branches of one family.

WILLIAM CARTER’s son JOHN CARTER (who you will show in your Middlesex County records associated with the AMMONs) was ancestor to the CARTERs of Bedford County. Now I have some tentative evidence (as yet not
established) that THEODORIC’s brother’s line inherited Bedford County property.

My current hypothesis is that ALL of the CARTERS who appear in the 17th century Virginia records are related.  Given the tight controls on immigration into 17th century Virginia, it makes sense for there to be ultimately only one CARTER family.  Granted, it is a common name, and I never really thought that they all could be closely related, but the more I learn, the more I think that is probable.

One other bit of information.  GILES and ELIZABETH TRACY’s brother, travelled together on the ship Supply to Jamestown Colony in 1620, took part in the “First Thanksgiving”, then returned to Gloucestershire, after
which GILES and ELIZABETH married.

The CARTER and TRACY families were scouting Virginia from the earliest decades.  When things went badly for them in the English Civil War, many of the family members emigrated to the Colonies.

Please share this information with persons who would be willing to pursue this line of reasoning and help me prove or disprove it.

Thanks, WHB


WHB to Peyton Carter, October 17, 2004

Thank you for the reference to the baptismal certificate. Did you see the attached posting, which refers to documents that I have not yet seen?

I think with some concentrated work on Gloucestershire it will be possible to “connect the dots”.  One of the items I plan to spend more time on is the history of each of the manors associated with the Carter families (and it appears from the attached correspondence possibly also those associated with the Laurence and Stratford families).

Although my work with medieval genealogy prepares me to expect continuous marrying within family groups to prevent choice revenue bearing properties from being lost to the family group, I have not come across documentation of relations with the Stratfords yet.  The Carters et al could all be cadet branches of the Tracy and deTony families.

Let me know if you have further information.  I think you are on the right track with Gyles of Badgeworth.

Cordially, Cousin Bill

The “attached posting” from Joseph Carter:

Gyles Carter and Carters of Gloucestershire, February 29th, 2004 -

I am Looking for Several Carter’s from the Gloucestershire area that migrated to the United States around the Virginia area in the early and late 1600′s. I am interested in Gyles Carter of Badgeworth that had a wife Margarett and A brother Thomas Carter that had a son named Anthony Carter, Gyles of Badgeworth Had a son John Carter that was married to Mary Lawrence daughter to Robert Lawrence of Shipton Sollars and Eleanor Stratford of Farmecotte (Farnecott) their son Giles that was Married to Elizabeth Tracy he was one of the early Carter’s that Came to Virginia.

The Carter’s were related to the Tracy Family through intermarriages of the Stratford, Carter and Lawrence Families. I am searching for A Giles Carter born around 1634 possibly a son to a Theodor or Theodorick Carter that was christened in Cirencester in 1635. I am also looking for a William and John Carter from this Line that came to The USA. Their were two Families of Carter’s from Gloucestershire that shared similar Names, The Carter’s of Arlingham and the Carter’s of Badgeworth , Charleton Abbots, Lower Swell , Neather Swell and Cirencester and Cheltenham and Blockley. I have wills of Several of these Carter’s but I am searching for a link to Early Virginia that would connect Carter’s here to the families in Gloucestershire.

If you can Help me Please do.

Re: Gyles Carter and Carters of Gloucestershire

Reply from Jeff Carter, April 18th, 2004 –

HAVE JOHN AND WILLIAM CARTER ABOUT 1700. Suspect Carters went to Christchurch, then isle of Whyte, then USA.They lived Lancashire.Kent.Garston.Liverpool.Regards Jeff Carter

Peyton Carter to WHB

I did discover his baptismal certificate in Cirencester, dated April 24, 1635. (Gloucestershire Record Office, Gloucester, England, 24/4/1635, PFC 86 in 1/1, No. 5, p. 243). It names Gyles Carter, the son of Theodor Carter. Given that Giles of Henrico’s oldest son was named Theodorick, this seems to be it, not to mention that this makes him the correct age, verified in a deposition that Giles gave in 1680. (Henrico County, Record Book 1 (Deeds & Wills), 1677 – 1692, Reel 4, p. 133.) However, I have had difficulty in tracking down this Theodor. I have not been able to positively connect Giles of Virginia with Gyles of Badgeworth. Have a nice trip.

 

Hi Cousin Peyton -

I am writing you from Paris and will be in Gloucestershire next week. I noted your current postings requesting information on the baptism of  Giles Carter in Cirencester and the possible descendency from Gyles Carter of Badgworth.  Have you obtained any further documentation that might
confirm this hypothesis?

Cordially, Cousin Bill

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Joseph Carter, Jr (1733-1814), Bedford County, VA

 

The Family Group for Joseph Carter, Jr, son of Joseph Carter (Middlesex and Spotsylvania Counties, VA) and Catherine Ammon.

Joseph Carter, Jr

Ammon Carter, born around 1765, married Mary (Polly) Burnett (sister of Williamson Burnett)

Priscilla Carter, married Williamson Burnett 15 March 1792

Mary (Polly) Carter, married Josiah McKinney, 1 January 1789

Nancy, married Thomas Phelps

John

1807

Deed Book 12, Page 253. Bedford County, Virginia

This Indenture made this 30th day of April Eighteen Hundred and Seven between Benjamin Hail and Susanah his wife of the County of Bedford of the one part and Joseph Carter of the said County of Bedford of the other part.

Wittnessed that the said Benjamin Hail and Susanah his wife for and in consideration of the sum of lawful money of Virginia the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth sale and confirm unto the said Joseph Carter one certain tract of land lying and being in the County of Bedford and on both sides of Craddock Creek and bounded as followeth (viz) Begining at a pine in Stephen Hails land line North 13 degrees West 131 poles to pointers. North 341/2 degrees east 118 poles to pointers North 54 degrees East 28 poles to a black oak in Woodcock’s line thence with it south 40 degrees East 60 poles to a cove thence up the cove South 25 degrees East 351/2 poles to a box oak in the Woodcock’s and Nicholl’s line. South 60 degrees West 19 poles to a pine stump South 2 degrees West 121 poles to a white oak in Hail’s and Nicholl’s line. South 70 degrees West 20 poles to a white oak. West 48 poles to a beach on creek. North 73 degrees West 38 poles to the first station. Containing One Hundred and Sixty 3/4 acres (be the same more or less) to have and to hold the said land and premises with all appertainances there unto belonging and the said Benjamin and Susanah his wife doth for themselves their heirs do agree to and with the said Carter to warrant and defend the wright and title of the said land and premises unto him the said Joseph Carter his heirs or assigns forever from the claim or claims of all persons whatever. In testimony whereof we have here unto set our hands and seals this day above and date above written.
Benjamin Hail
Sukey Hail

At a Court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse the 28th Day of September 1807. This indenture of bargain and sale between Benjamin Hail and Sukey his wife the said Sukey being first privitely examined according to law voluntairly relinquished and her right of dower in and to the land and premises conveyed by this indenture which is ordered to be recorded.
Teste
J. Steptoe CBC

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John Johnson, Sr (1732-1817), Hanover and Bedford Counties, VA

1732

JOHN JOHNSON born in Hanover County, VA, in the Quaker community asociated with the Cedar Creek Quaker Meeting House

Inscription. English immigrant Thomas Stanley, born about 1670, championed the right to religious freedom early in the 1700s. Stanley gave nearby land for a Quaker meetinghouse, school, and cemetery. Until the 19th century, the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) convened here for worship. Here in 1767, Quakers spoke out strongly against enslavement of blacks, which resulted in a 1772 resolution prohibiting the purchase and hiring of slaves by Quakers. By 1779, they had recommended freeing all slaves and approximately 200 were freed as a result. In 1875, the meeting was disbanded because of westward Quaker migration. The building burned in 1904.

Erected 2009 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number I 10-c.)

Location. 37° 49.419′ N, 77° 37.759′ W. Marker is in Montpelier, Virginia, in Hanover County. Marker is at the intersection of West Patrick Henry Road (Virginia Route 54) and Quaker Church Road (Virginia Route 803), on the left when traveling west on West Patrick Henry Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Montpelier VA 23192, United States of America.

The WATKINS family of Goochland County VA produced four children whose spouses were children of JOHN JOHNSON and ELIZABETH ELLYSON.

1754

JOHN JOHNSON, son of JOHN JOHNSON and ELIZABETH ELLYSON married LYDIA WATKINS, daughter of ________,  3 June 1754.

1755

Judith Johnson, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON and LYDIA WATKINS, born at Cedar Creek, Bedford County, VA

1757

Susanna Johnson, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON and LYDIA, born in Cedar Creek, Bedford County, VA

1776

Judith Johnson, duagher of JOHN JOHNSON and LYDIA WATKINS, married to Barclay Ballard.

1792

Suannah Johnson, daughter of JOHN JOHNSON SR and LYDIA, marries John WIlkerson 16 December 1792. She was born in Bedford County, VA, and died in Bedford County, VA.

1804

Josiah Bailey, of Campbell County, and Susanna Ballard, daughter of Barclay and Judith Ballard, of Bedford County, were married at Ivy Creek Meeting-house, in Bedford County, 7-15-1804.

 

The following witnesses signed the marriage certificate : Thomas Johnson, Johnson Ballard, William Butler, Amos Holloway, Nicholas Johnson, Benjamin Johnson, John Swinney, Joseph Johnson, Rhoda Johnson, Agatha Johnson, Hepsabeth Holloway, Salley Macey, Betsy Butterworth, Nancy Johnson, Susanna Stone.

1807

December 21,, 1807 – Bedford County Marriage Bonds: JOHN JOHNSON, JR to MARY ANN (POLLY) CARTER. Surety is JOHN CARTER

 

 

 

 

Will of John Johnson, Sr (1817)

I, John Johnson of Bedford County, do hereby make and ordain this my last will and testament. In the m_____  following

I do lend my wife Lydia Johnson during her life the Land and plantation whereon I now live with all the personal estate I, Joseph, and at her decease for the Land to revert to my Son Thomas Johnson and his heirs forever -

and, I have ____ my son James Johnson the sum of one thousand dollars to be laid out in Land upon? the State of the ___ by him for the Benefit of my son John Johnson, deceased and to be equally divided between them, then at the decision of my aforesaid wife for my personal estate and make a return to court and then giving three months Legal notice of a sale of the said estate and for the amount of sale to be divided equally between my Children to wit, Judith Ballard Susannah WIlkerson James Samuel Joseph & Thomas Johnson and Lydia Moorman and the heirs of my son John Johnson to come in and  ___ legatee in all making eight shs ___I to constitute my son Thomas  Johnson and James Martin Capt? of Campbell to be my executors of this my last will and testament given under my hand & seal this ____ day of September eighteen hundred and ___ signed in the present

John Johnson Seal

B the words? between tem, and equally interlined before signed Samuel Poindexter, Dabney Poindexter, Benjamin X Ellot his mark Aug 1817

Probate

At a court held for Bedford County at the Courthouse this 24th day of March 1817. The Last Will of John Johnson Dec was exhibited in Court and proven by Dabney Cornester? as subscribing witness and afterward met a court before _____ the 26th day of August 1817. The same further proven by the oah of Benjamin Eliott another Subscribing witness for ___ to be recorded. On the motion of Thomas Johnson one of the Executors therein named who madeoath ____according to Law. Certificate is granted ___ for obtaining a probate thereof in due form Liverty being reserved the other Exer therein named to ___ in that _____ fit. Desk J Stepph__ ?

The Last Will etc of John Johnson Dec’d 1817 Mar 24th proved by _____

1817 Aug 25th  heir proved ___ Thomas Johnson _____

 

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Joseph Burnett (1807-1885), Bedford County, VA

 

1807

JOSEPH BURNETT, son of JULIUS SAUNDERS and PRISCILLA CARTER, wife of WILLIAMSON BURNETT, born in Bedford County, VA.

1820

JULIUS SAUNDERS legally apprentices William(son) Burnett, JOSEPH BURNETT, and Christopher Ammon Burnett. Y-chromosome tests have proven that JOSEPH BURNETT and Christopher Ammon Burnett are descended from JULIUS SAUNDERS.

1821

CAPT JULIUS SAUNDERS died in Bedford County, Va., in August, 1821, as indicated in the letter from Samuel Newell to Tunstall Quarles hereintofore quoted. He was buried with military honors, as befitted “a good soldier”, who “had helped capture that old Scoundrel Cornwallis”.

1824

December 25,1824,

John Johnson, deceased, commonwelth appointed to sell Widow’s allotment, 161 acres Craddock Creek to Julius Saundrs & c. Bedford County, Virginia. Deed book 19, page 114.

1830

JOSEPH BURNETT son of JULIUS SAUNDERS and PRISCILLA CARTER [see Priscilla Carter (1763-1843), Bedford County, VA]. [WHB - JOSEPH'S biological father is apparently JULIUS SAUNDERS] is married on 20 December, 1830 in Bedford County to ELIZABETH JOHNSON daughter of JOHN JOHNSON JR. and MARY ANN “POLLY” CARTER.

Source: General  Index to Marriage Registers – Bedford, Virginia, from 1754.

1831

JOHN BURNETT, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1832

William S(andy) Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1834

Lockey Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1836

Polly Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA

1838

Henry Thomas Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON born in Bedford County, VA.

1840

Woodard Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1842

JOSEPH BURNETT, JR, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County VA.

1844

Priscilla Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1847

Elizabeth Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1850

Sarah Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

1853

James P. Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

JOHN BURNETT, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries MARY ANN (POLLY) JOHNSON.

1856

Martha Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born in Bedford County, VA.

Polly Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries David H Johnson.

1860

Mary Jane Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, born ande dies in Bedford County, VA.

1867

Priscilla Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries Obadiah Crouch

1869

Elizabeth Burnett, daughter of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries John Henry Burnett.

Woodard Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries Francess Mitchell

1875

JOSEPH BURNETT, JR, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries MALINDA JANE WITT.

1882

James P. Burnett, son of JOSEPH BURNETT and ELIZABETH JOHNSON, marries Cora Ellen White.

His death record (1885)

VIRGINIA: In the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Bedford:

I, H. P. Scott, Clerk of said Court, do hereby certify that the death records on file in this office for Bedford County show the death of a white, male, named Joseph Burnett, age 78 years, Oct. 1885, cause of death Dropsy, parents J. H. and Pricella Burnett, Farmer, wife’s name Elizabeth, and information given by Wm. Burnett, son.

Given under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 9th day of May, 1979. Virginia H. Stanley, Deputy for H. P. Scott, Clerk

Death Record Book 1 Page 117.

His younger brother’s death record two month’s later (1885)

VIRGINIA: In the Clerk’s Office of the Circuit Court of the County of Bedford:

I, H. P. Scott, Clerk of said Court, do hereby certify that the death records on file in this office for Bedford County show the death of a white, male, named Chris A. Burnett, on Dec. 15, 1885, age 75 years, parents J. H. & Pricella Burnett, Farmer, Wife’s name Orphy J., and information given by Wm. Burnett, a nephew.

Given under my hand and seal of said Court, this the 9th day of May, 1979. Virginia H. Stanley, Deputy for H. P. Scott, Clerk

Death Record Book 1 Page 117.

[WHB Note: At one time I thought that the use of  "J. H." rather the "Williamson Burnett" in both reports of death to the County Clerk was inadvertent, William Burnett mixing up the name of his father's eldest brother James Hooper with the long-deceased Williamson.

The combination of genealogical and DNA evidence now suggests that the J. H. was not meant to refer to a Burnett at all, but rather more likely to JULIUS SAUNDERS.

I suspect the use of the term J. H. for the father of both JOSEPH and Christopher Ammon Burnett by nephew William Burnett at the death of two of the brothers was deliberate and had a particular meaning at that time. ]

[WHB – The following is a list of the marriages of JOSEPH BURNETT’s children and/or dates of their deaths that took place after his death in 1885:

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