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Princess s^nne (oouniy, 

Virginia, 
1723-1786 



Transcribed and Edited by 
GEORGE GARRINGTON MASON 

Historiographer, Diocese of Southern Virginia. 



George C.Mason, 

Post Office Box T20, 

Newport News, Virginia, 

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PREFACE 

The publication of this work, as the first of a projected series of several 
such publications, has been prompted by the realization that, out of more than fifty 
surviving parish records of colonial Virginia, only about fifteen have as yet been 
published in printed form. The rest of these invaluable manuscripts are unavailable 
to researchers generally, without a trip to the repositories in which they are kept. 

Lithoprinting of a typewritten transcript of the original vestry book text 
has been adopted as the medliim for this publication, in order to demonstrate that the 
historical and genealogical information contained in the text can be made available 
to students in this simple and inexpensive format, exactly as well or even better than 
In the more elaborate and costly one hitherto considered necessary for such volumes. 

In order to facilitate the reader's use of this book for research purposes, 
all obscure abbreviations have been extended, thus doing away with the superior let- 
ters and special symbols used generally by colonial scribes to form such abbreviati- 
ons. To preserve to the full the antique flavor of the original text, no change was 
made in the spelling, capitalization, punctuation, or wording of the vestry minutes, 
of which this work is therefore a faithful transcript, with the exception noted above. 

The choice of the Lynnhaven Parish vestry book as the first publication of 
this series is based on its exceptional interest and historical value among surviving 
Vir,glnia parish records, and on the additional fact that it is the one most familiar 
to the editor, as the first manuscript of this kind to be examined by him, at the be- 
ginning of his extended study of the Virginia colonial churches, later published se- 
rially in the historical quarterlies and in book form. 

Since further publications in this series are to be of the colonial period, 
the present volume includes only the colonial and post-Revolutionary portions of this 
long vestry record, which is actually continuous to the year 1892, with minor lapses 
due to war. The present publication covers the proceedings of the Lynnhaven Parish 
vestry down through its reorganization after the disestablishment of the Church of 
England in 1735, and its replacement by the Protestant Episcopal Church in Virginia, 
and terminates in 1736, when the vestry's duty of supporting paupers was surrendered 
to the Overseers of the Poor. 

The vestry record for many years after 1736 does not possess the same in- 
terest that is found in the minutes published herein, since the vestry had then been 
shorn of all its principal functions, except as trustees of the parish free school, 
and was seriously handicapped in the performance of the important duty of securing 
a rector for the parish by the lack of any practical means of paying his salary. 

A brief history of the parish and its churches, based on the study already 
mentioned, precedes the actual vestry book text. The illustrations showing probable 
Interior arrangements of the parish church and lower chapel at various periods of the 
vestry book record, are not fanciful, but based solidly on specifications, vestry 
minutes, and physical features of the existing buildings. 

The text is followed by an appendix containing lists of the colonial rec- 
tors, churchwardens, vestrymen, and presiding officers of the vestry, as well as of 
the many county sheriffs mentioned in the vestry book. There is a thorough index, 
with nearly 5000 references, but no attempt has been made to distinguish between 
"Senior" and "Junior" persons of the same name, or to give military titles, because 
the juniors become seniors and the captains turn into colonels, later on in the book. 
Geographical names of the various precincts of the parish have generally not been in- 
dexed, since they occur so often in the vestry minutes as to have no significance. 

Although the first syllable of the parish name is spelt with a single "n" 
throughout the entire vestry book text, the form "Lynnhaven" is used in the title of 
this work, as being the accepted modern spelling and the correct form of the name of 
the English locality after which this parish was named. 



iThis simplification of the original text was made at the suggestion of Dr. E. G. Swem, 
Librarian Emeritus, William and Mary College, Williamsburg, Virginia. 



INTRODUCTION vll 

The colonial parish vestry functioned in so many ways which vitally affec- 
ted the people's daily existence that the vestry book, recording as it does every 
transaction of the vestry, furnishes an unique cross section of the community life 
of the period. 

Composed of the most prominent and able men of the parish, the vestry was 
first elected by popular vote at the formation of the parish, but thereafter was 
self-perpetuating, as it filled all vacancies due to death or resignation by elect- 
ing new members as required. Membership was so nearly hereditary that junior mem- 
bers of leading families were sometimes added to the vestry without a recorded elec- 
tion by that body, and always joined it without opposition. The vestry served with- 
out pay and the legal number of vestrymen was twelve, although the membership often 
stood below that number for several years at a time. Once elected, a vestry could 
only be dissolved by act of assembly, for misconduct sufficient to justify a petition 
by the parishioners to the colonial council. 

The colonial vestry has been aptly termed "a government within a government*} 
for the parish was an ecclesiastical unit of area within the county as a civil unit, 
and just as the county commissioners, or justices of the peace, had power to levy 
taxes to meet the expenses of civil government in the county, so the vestry "laid the 
levy" for the collection of tithes to meet the civil and religious expenses of the 
parish. 

The resulting tithe, usually figured in pounds of tobacco per poll, as the 
colonial medium of exchange, had to be paid for every tithable person, or male aged 
sixteen years or over. A collector, often the county sheriff, was charged with the 
duty of collecting these tithes and had the legal power to "distrain" or levy on the 
goods of a delinquent, in order to do so. 

There v/as the closest possible co-operation between the vestry and coimty 
court, for the leading men in the county were members of both bodies, and this was 
especially true in parishes that were coterminous with the county, like Lynnhaven. 
Although the various functions of court and vestry were prescribed by law, the ac- 
tual division between the civil duties performed by the two organizations seems to 
have been made by agreement between their memberships, or according to custom, and 
varied in different counties and parishes. 

For example, the county commissioners were obligated to appoint surveyors 
of the county highways, while the vestry was legally required to designate the hands 
who should assist each surveyor in clearing and maintaining the roads, yet the Lynn- 
haven vestry did neither, and the Petsworth vestry in Gloucester appointed surveyors 
of the highways, but neglected the duty of supplying hands. 

The most important duties of a vestry, in addition to levying tithes, were 
to employ a minister, purchase and maintain a "glebe" or parish farm, for his resi- 
dence and support, erect and repair the parish church and chapels, and appoint clerks 
(readers) and sextons for their operation and upkeep, but the obligation for which 
the most tithes were levied, after the minister's salary was paid, was the support 
of the parish poor. 

Payments for this last purpose were designated by the modern- sounding name 
of "relief". Aged paupers and orphan children were assigned to various members of 
the parish to be supported for a sum allotted in the annual parish levy, and sons and 
daughters were paid to maintain their indigent parents and widows to care for their 
own children, apparently in preference to allowing such duties to be performed by 
strangers. The vestry's provision for care of the poor included large sums paid to 
doctors for treatment of constitutional disorders, "salivation" by administration of 
mercury compoionds being the most costly of such treatments. 

The Lynnhaven vestry also maintained a workhouse and poor farm to reduce 
the expense of pauper care. Some vestry books contain evidence of schooling given to 
poor children at the poorhouse or elsewhere, but the Lynnhaven vestry's only recorded 
project of this sort was not undertaken until the close of the colonial era, and then 
only as the result of a liberal bequest to the parish by its last colonial rector, the 
Reverend Robert Dickson. The post-Revolutionary vestry record, for many years, is 
largely concerned with the vestry's efforts to operate this school, called Dickson's 
Free School, the bequest being known as Dickson's Donation. 

Duties periodically performed by the vestry were the designation of persons 
to count tobacco plants, as required by early crop-control legislation, and the ap- 
pointment of "procession-masters" to oversee the "processioning" of every man's land. 



vlll INTRODUCTION 

legally required to be performed every four years, the parish being first divided by 
the vestry into convenient precincts for this purpose. 

Having "warned in" the inhabitants of his precinct to be at home on the date 
set in the vestry's order, the procession-master with the neighboring land-owners then 
walked around the boundaries of each property, renewing tree-blazes and other landmarks, 
and in case of dispute the testimony of the oldest inhabitants was usually accepted. 
Results of this processioning and the reason for any failure to accomplish it were re- 
ported to the county court and recorded in an official register book. 

An unusual feature of the Lynnhaven Parish vestry's organization was the ap- 
parent recognition of one of its senior members as presiding officer, who signed the 
vestry minutes and orders as entered in the vestry book, which were then attested by 
the vestry clerk. This presiding officer sometimes served also as a churchwarden, 
but usually continued to sign the minutes long after ceasing to hold that office. In 
his absence, the minutes were signed by some other senior vestryman, and when this was 
done in 1783 by Anthony Walke, Jr., the note was added "John Ackiss being absent". 

The rector was ex officio a member of the vestry and legally entitled to pre- 
side. The first of Lynnhaven' s rectors to assert this right was the Reverend James 
Simpson, who took office in 1785. Since the minutes designate him as "President" of 
the vestry, it may be assumed that the previous presiding officers also had that title. 

It speaks well for the faithful performance of their duties by Lynnhaven 
vestrymen that when the vestry was dissolved, under general legislation enacted in 
1733 and 1735, the majority of the old vestry was elected to membership in the new 
body in both cases. It will be noted from the list of vestrymen appended to the text 
that continuous service records of tv.'enty years, more or less, are not uncommon among 
members of the Lynnhaven vestry. 

The most remarkable of such records are those of the Anthony Walkes, father 
and son, who served 4.6 and 22 years, respectively, on the vestry and shared a combined 
service of 27 years as churchwardens. It Is no vrander that this family was awarded a 
pew in the chancel of the new Donation Church in 1736, as "a benefit for gifts and ser- 
vices". There are actually only a dozen pages of the vestry text on which the name 
"Anthony Walke" does not occur. 

No less than six different members of the Moseley family served at various 
times on the Lynnhaven vestry during the period of this vestry book, and this record 
earned them also a chancel pew. Distinguished records of long service on the vestry 
were also made by members of the Ackiss, Bonney, Boush, Cornick, Dawley, Ellegood, 
Keeling, Kempe, Land, Nimmo, Sayer, Walker, WTiltehead, Whitehurst, and Woodhouse fam- 
ilies and many others. 



CONTENTS Ix 

Page 

Preface v 

Introduction vll 

Acknowledgments Ix 

History of Colonial Lynnhaven Parish xl 

The Vestry Book of Lynnhaven Parish, 1723-1786 1 

Appendix - Lists of Parish and County Officers, 16-40-1786 126 

Index 129 

ILLUSTRATIONS 

Page 
Map of Princess Anne County, showing Churches Frontispiece 
Old Donation Church and Communion Silver xiv 

Old Donation Church, Interior Arrangements xvi 

Eastern Shore Chapel and Communion Silver; Piingo Chapel Site xxl 
Eastern Shore Chapel, Interior Arrangements xxiil 



ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 

Grateful acknowledgment Is made of the editor's indebtedness 
to the State Library Board and the State Librarian for their generous 
approval of the publication project and for the extended loan of a 
photostatic copy of the original manuscript vestry book, which has im- 
mensely reduced the labor of its transcription. His thanks are also 
due to the rector and vestry of Lynnhaven Parish for their ready per- 
mission to publish the parish's colonial vestry record. 

George Carrlngton Mason 
Editor 



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HISTORY OF COLONIAL LYNNHAVEN PARISH, PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY, VIRGINIA. 

The colonial parish of Lynnhaven included the whole of the existing coun- 
ty of Princess Anne, Virginia. This county had its origin in the early corporation 
of Elizabeth City, one of the four "ancient boroughs" which, together with the Eas- 
tern Shore settlement, comprised the colony of Virginia in 1613.1 

Upon the colony's division into eight shires or counties in 163A> this a- 
rea became a part of Elizabeth City County,^ but was cut off in 1636 with New Norfolk 
County, the first county created after the original subdivision. New Norfolk was 
subdivided, a year later, into Upper Norfolk (now Nansemond) County and Lower Norfolk 
County.^ Princess Anne County was formed in 1691 out of the eastern part of Lower 
Norfolk, whose western part became the present county of Norfolk.^ 

The formation of Lower Norfolk County in 1637 carried with it the creation 
of a coterminous parish of the same name, but by 164-0, there had developed within 
this county two distinct church bodies, one in the upper part of the county, near 
Elizabeth River and Hampton Roads, and the other in its lower section, near Lynnhaven 
River and Chesapeake Bay. The former became Elizabeth River Parish and the latter 
Lynnhaven Parish, and a first vestry was appointed for each parish, respectively, at 
the coiinty court sessions of July5 and August," I64.O. Since this court held quarter- 
ly sessions, a month apart, in the two sections of the county successively, this 
amounted to simultaneous organization of the two parishes by the county court. 

At the petition of its own inhabitants, boundaries for the new parish of 
Lynnhaven were set by an act of assembly in 1642.' This boundary act refers to a 
third church body in Lower Norfolk County under the i._me of Southern Shore Parish. 
This third parish in the county appears to have been named for its location on the 
southern shore of the Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River, and it was probably of small 
area, extending only to the contemporary limit of settlement. The county records 
show that Southern Shore had ceased to exist as a parish by I645, and no further 
documentary reference to it has been found. 

When Princess Anne County was formed out of the eastern section of Lower 
Norfolk in 1691, a part of Lynnhaven Parish was left in Norfolk County until four 
years later, when an act of assembly of 1695 made the new county coterminous with 
the parish." These boundaries remained unchanged for exactly two centuries, or un- 
til 1395, when East Lynnhaven Parish was formed out of the eastern portion of the 
county. 

Lynnhaven Parish derived its name from Lynnhaven River, which was called 



X±± VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

Chesopelan or Chesapeake River In the earliest records, but is believed to have been 
renamed by Adam Thorowgood after his early home at Lynn, England, about 1635, when he 
patented ten square miles of land upon its shores. 

The county records reveal that there were no churches in service in Lower 
Norfolk County in 1637, since court orders of that year require certain penances, 
customarily performed during services at the parish church, to be carried out at pri- 
vate homes "during the time of divine service" on the Sabbath. The houses at which 
these first church services were held were those of Captain Adam Thorowgood at Lynn- 
haven-'-'^ and of Captain John Sibsey at Seawell's Point, ■^l both places being near the 
sites where the first churches for the county's two parishes were soon afterward 
erected. 

A later coionty record proves that there was a "Parish Church at Lynnhaven" 
already in existence in 1639. This first Lynnhaven Church was built on Adam Thor- 
owgood' s land, at what has ever since been known as Church Point, -^3 on the west side 
of Lynnhaven River and only a mile from Chesapeake Bay. The remains of this building 
were still visible as a mound of old brick in 1850, so that it seems probable that it 
was a brick church and one of the earliest of its type in Virginia. 

The churchyard of this first Lynnhaven Church was gradually washed away by 
heavy waves admitted through enlargement of a narrow channel cut by fishermen to re- 
open the original Lynnhaven Inlet, shortly before the Revolutionary War.-'-^ This in- 
let had been open at the time of first settlement, as proved by early maps,15 tut had 
long since been closed by sandbars, compelling fishermen to use a roimdabout channel, 
connecting with Little Creek, in order to pass from Lynnhaven River to their fishing 
grounds in Chesapeake Bay, on the opposite side of the bar. 

The old first church had become ruinous by 1691, and the vestry then ordered 
it to be replaced by "a good and Substantiall Brick Church". This building was spec- 
ified to be "forty five foot in length and twenty two foot in breadth between the 
walls", which were to be thirteen feet high. It was required to be completed by the 
end of June, 1692, under penalty of 100,000 pounds of tobacco, so that this may safely 
be taken as its date of erection. 

The new church's site lay about two and a half miles southwest by south of 
the first church and was sold to the parish in 1694 by Ebenezer Taylor, who deeded to 
the vestry two acres of land "whereon the new brick church of Lynnhaven now stands"-?" 
The building was erected by Jacob Johnson on Taylor's land "neare the road towards 
the ferry". 

The ferry mentioned had been established a few years earlier across the 



HISTORY OF COLONIAL LYNNHAVEN PARISH xlll 

Western Branch of Lynnhaven River, near the point since named Witch Duck, after the 
historic witchcraft trial of Grace Sherwood in 1705. Near this ferry was the 50-acre 
Ferry Plantation, still known as the Ferry Farm. 

The association between the colonial church and court-house was always very 
close and they wer.e frequently built on adjoining sites. In accordance with this old 
custom, a court-house for the new Princess Anne County was, on the 12th September, 
1695, ordered to be erected "Upon the land belonging to the Brick Church", ^° referring 
to the two-acre site just purchased from Ebenezer Taylor for the second Lynnhaven 
Church . 

This court-house was not the first one in service for Princess Anne County, 
since it succeeded an earlier frame cotirt-house ordered on 17th September, 1689, to 
be built on the Eastern Shore of Lynnhaven, ■'■9 near the southern end of Great Neck, as 
a local court building for Lower Norfolk County, which in 1691 became the first Prin- 
cess Anne County Court-house. 

The building ordered in 1695 was nevertheless the first court-house built 
for the new county after its creation in 1691, and it was largely constructed out of 
the timbers of the earlier building, which were shipped by boat across Lynnhaven Riv- 
er to the new site beside the brick church.^" This earlier court-house Itself had 
been erected near a church, as described later In this account. 

With the rapid increase of wealth and population that took place in colonial 
Virginia at the beginning of the eighteenth century, this little second Lynnhaven 
Church was soon outgrown and in June, 1733, the vestry ordered a new church to be 
erected on a one-acre site at the Ferry Plantation. 

Colonial government reports show that the county' s population, as Indicated 
by the number of tlthables, or taxable persons, had more than doubled since the erec- 
tion of the previous church building. The new church was therefore specified to be 
65 feet long by 30 feet wide, inside, with walls 15 feet high, giving more than twice 
as much interior space as its diminutive predecessor afforded. 

The customary close connection between church and court is evident in the 
vestry's choice of a church site at the Ferry Plantation, since a two-acre lot at the 
ferry had already been deeded to the county in 1730, "in order that a court house may 
be there erected", ^-^ and the vestry seem to have desired to maintain the previous 
close connection between church and court. 

In September, 1733, only three months after the vestry had selected a site 
at the ferry for their new church building, they nevertheless reversed themselves and 
"unanimously agreed that the New Church be placed where the old one now stands". The 



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Suggested exterior appearance of Donation Church In 1776, 
at the close of the colonial era. 




Communion silver service of Old Donation 
Church, with flagon of 1716, cup of 1712, 
and paten of 1711. The paten was the gift 
of Maximilian Boush and bears his arms. 




Old Donation Church as It appears today. 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH xv 

later vestry record shows that this order was not followed too literally, since it 
was evidently carried out by erecting the new structure adjacent to the old one on 
the two-acre site deeded to the parish in 1694-j for only thus could church services 
be maintained during the long construction period. 

Since this adjacent position was already occupied by the old frame court- 
house of 1695, the vestry's change of front could only have been prompted by this 
old county building's actual removal from the church property, upon the approaching 
completion of the new brick court-house at the ferry. It therefore follows that the 
new church of 1736, which was the same historic structiore that is now known as Old 
Donation Church, was erected upon the exact site of this old court building, the 
first constructed for the new county of Princess Anne. 

No trace of the second Lynnhaven Church of 1692 is visible above ground at 
the site, but the sounding rod reveals the outlines of its foundation, parallel to 
the existing church and about 70 feet south and a little west of it, as marked by 
brick rubble in the soil. These remains lie due west of the present graveyard, which, 
although stripped of tombstones, is an ancient burial ground, and this would have been 
the most probable location for an earlier church. 

We are by no means dependent upon the sounding rod, however, for evidence 
that the second church of 1692 was not torn down to make room for its successor, since 
we have definite proof of this fact in a vestry order giving the old church "as a con- 
venient place to make a public School off for instructing children in learning" and 
dated 2nd March, 1736/7, when the new church must have been practically complete. 

The third Lynnhaven Parish Church was received by the vestry from its build- 
er, Peter Malbone, on the 25th J-une, 1736. Its identity as the existing Old Donation 
Church is sufficiently evident from the exact agreement between the present church's 
dimensions and those specified for the third church, and from the date 1736 cut in a 
brick to the right of its west doorway. 

The stone tablet set in the west end wall of the existing Old Donation 
Church is therefore incorrect in giving the date of its construction as 169A- The 
same error appears on the state historical marker at the cross-road leading to the 
church, which states that Donation Church was "first built before 169A"> linless this 
was meant to refer to the second Lynnhaven Church, on an adjacent site. 

It does not appear, however, that the name "Donation Church" was ever ap- 
plied to the second church, or even that it was applied to the third church during 
the colonial period, for the first published use of the name, in connection with the 
present building, seems to have been as late as 1322, when the vestry ordered "the 
Church called the Donation Church" to be put in repair. The name undoubtedly origin- 



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HISTORY OF COLONIAL LYMNHAVEN PARISH xvli 

ated from the gift to the parish of adjoining lands, still known as Donation Farm, by 
the parish's last colonial rector, the Rev. Robert Dickson, at his death in 1776, for 
the endowment of a free school for orphan boys.22 

One of the most interesting features of the Donation Chxirch's original in- 
terior arrangement must have been the hanging pews or private galleries built for the 
family use of wealthy parishioners, at their own expense. These were especially auth- 
orized by the vestry and left lasting traces of their presence in the form of small 
ventilating windows of odd size and shape, high up in the side walls of the church. 
These little windows are a distinctive feature of Donation Church, not to be found in 
any other surviving colonial church building in Virginia. 

The varying heights of these ventilation openings, which also served to 
light the private galleries, indicate that the rear hanging pew on each side of the 
church extended across the tops of the two last regular side windows, adjoining the 
main gallery, while the front hanging pew, on the north and south sides alike, was 
placed lower down, between the two middle windows. Access to both sets of hanging 
pews must have been by steps leading up from the main gallery and dovm from the rear 
pew to the front one. A similar hanging pew had been erected by Captain Hillary Mose- 
ley over the chancel doorway of the old second church in 1724-, for his family's use. 
The name "hanging pew" was derived from the fact that these little side galleries were 
literally suspended from the beams above by iron tie-rods, probably of square section 
and decoratively twisted. 

A drastic change in Old Donation's original arrangement was made in 1767, 
when a private great pew was built by Colonel Edward Hack Moseley, Jr., on the south 
side of the communion table. Since all the Lynnhaven churches and chapels followed 
the ancient practice of having the south doorway open directly into the chancel, it 
was necessary that the pulpit, originally placed on the south side between this door- 
way and the first great pew, should be moved to a position directly opposite on the 
north side, to permit the chancel doorway to be shifted clear of the new Moseley pew. 
Another change of about the same period was the brioking-up of the middle window in 
the east end wall, to make room for an altar-piece. 

In colonial times, when counties were often of vast extent and the parish 
frequently included the whole county, as it did in Princess Anne, it was recognized 
as a hardship on the outlying settlers to require them to attend the parish church, 
for roads were bad and travel was difficult. For their benefit, smaller local chur- 
ches were built, known as ""chapels of ease", at which services were held by the par- 
ish minister, whenever possible, and prayers and a sermon were read on Sunday by the 



xviii VESTRY BOOK OF LYOTHAVEN PARISH 

clerk of the ohapel, at other times. Lynnhaven Parish was no exception to this rule, 
and early records of both county and parish refer to chapels in various sections of 
the county remote from the parish church. 

Perhaps the earliest chapel of Lynnhaven Parish may have been the same 
building which served originally as the parish church of the long-vanished parish of 
Southern Shore, already mentioned as probably named for its location on the southern 
shore of the Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River. 

The existence of an early church in this vicinity is strongly suggested by 
a grant of I649 to Richard Whitehurst for 300 acres of land, on the south side of the 
Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River and bounded easterly on "the Church Creek". ^^ An 
earlier grant of 1637 for this same land locates it five or six miles up the Eastern 
Branch, ^■^ and even though the Church Creek is not mentioned in the 1637 grant, this 
proves that it must have been the second stream east of Indian River. It is mentioned 
in the land grants that this creek's western bank was marshy, as it Is to this day, 
therefore the church probably stood on the point east of the stream. 

In this connection it may be stated that out of scores of references in 
colonial records to a Church Creek, Church Swamp, Church Point, etc., not one has yet 
failed to prove a reliable indicator of the former presence of a colonial church 
building, many of them long-vanished and otherwise unknown. 

It is apparent from the bovinds set for Lynnhaven Parish by the Act of 16^42, 
that the site of this Southern Shore Parish Church fell within Lynnhaven' s limits, 
which extended beyond the Church Creek to Indian River on the south side of the Eas- 
tern Branch. The continued existence of a church at this point is substantiated by 
the appointment in 164.7 of a churchwarden for the Eastern Branch, in addition to the 
two regularly elected for the parish of Lynnhaven, ^^ since the appointment of a church- 
warden presupposes the existence of a church building. It is believed that this pio- 
neer Southern Shore Church became the first chapel of ease for Lynnhaven Parish, under 
the name of the Eastern Branch Chapel. 

The above hypothesis of the location of Southern Shore Parish and Church is 
supported by a Lov;er Norfolk County court record of I64O, showing that an Episcopal 
minister, the Reverend Robert Powls, had been receiving tithes from residents of the 
southern shore of the Eastern Branch, although the Reverend John Wilson had been min- 
ister of Elizabeth River at the time and therefore entitled to all tithes from that 
parish. 26 

The county records also reveal that Parson Powls had become the minister of 
Lynnhaven Parish by 1645,^''' and after four years of volunteer ministry to the inhab- 
itants of Elizabeth River Parish, then vacant, he was inducted as minister for the 



HISTORY OF COLONIAL LYNNHAVEN PARISH xix 

entire Lower Norfolk Coianty in 1643.23 a county tax list of 16^5, giving the total 
number of tithables in Elizabeth River and Lynnhaven Parishes as exactly equal to the 
number in the entire county, proves that Southern Shore Parish had ceased to exist by 
that date. 2^ 

It appears that Powis was one of the free-lance ministers typical of the 
earliest period of colonial settlement, who had been trying to build up a following 
and a parish for himself, but gave up the effort when he was rewarded by the rector- 
ship of the entire county. 

The next earliest chapel of Lynnhaven Parish appears to have been the suc- 
cessor of this ancient Southern Shore Church, since it was erected on the north side 
of the Eastern Branch, nearly opposite to the old Church Creek, in 1661. It is first 
mentioned in a court order of that year for Lower Norfolk County, entering Judgment 
hy Jury in "The Difference between Mr. Adam Thorowgood plaintiff and Henry Snaile 
defendant concerninge buylding a church".^*-* Snaile was charged with bsing so slov/ 
about erecting this chapel that some of its timbers had become too rotten for use, 
and he was ordered to "goe forward with the worke hee hath begun" and complete the 
building. 

This early chapel is further mentioned in the will of William Handcocke of 
the Eastern Branch of Elizabeth River, dated 4,th April, 1637, leaving to his three 
sons, Simon, William and Samuel, lands adjoining the chapel on the east side of Hos- 
kins' Creek, a tributary of the Eastern Branch.?! A deed dated October, 1700, to the 
land next to this church, describes it as the chapel for the Eastern Branch precinct 
of Lynnhaven Parish, and shows that it was still standing in that year.?2 

This second Eastern Branch Chapel stood close to the site where, in 1697, 
there was established New Town, one of those transitory villages, typical of colonial 
times in Virginia, which flourished for a while and then passed away like a dream, 
leaving no trace behind except a few old bricks turned up by the plow. New Town's 
span of life was barely a century, but during this time it rose to the dignity of a 
Dort of entry, with a custom-house and British garrison; here was located the fourth 
county court-house, from 1753 to 1778; and here the people of Norfolk took refuge 
when Dunmore shelled their town and burned it in 1776. The complete absence of fur- 
ther reference to the last Eastern Branch Chapel, in county records and vestry book, 
indicates that it probably disappeared soon after New Town village was established. 

The only colonial vestry book of Lynnhaven Parish, that has survived, opens 

in 1723 with salary levies for the clerks of the brick church and two chapels. The 

brick church mentioned is obviously the second Lynnhaven Church of 1692, near the 
ferry, and the chapels are identified in later entries as the upper and lower chapels 



XX VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

of the parish. It is apparent that these chapels were so called from their respective 
locations in the upper and lower precincts of the Eastern Shore of Lynnhaven. Vestry 
orders of 172ji and 1725 for the repair of these two buildings name them as Machipongo 
Chapel and the Eastern Shore Chapel, and there is ample evidence that the first-named 
structure, later known simply as Pungo Chapel, was the upper chapel of the parish and 
that the Eastern Shore Chapel was the lower one. 

The earliest-known record of the first Eastern Shore Chapel is found in a 
Lower Norfolk County court order of 17th September, 1689, for the construction of a 
frame court-house "on Edward Cooper's Land nigh the Chapell of Ease in the Eastern 
Shore of Linhaven" .^-^ Repeated allusions to "the chapell" as a boundary feature for 
lands near Linkhorn Bay, "on the Eastern Shore of Linhaven", in deeds made between 
1693 and 1723, prove that this first Eastern Shore Chapel stood near the southern 
end of Great Neck, at the head of Wolfsnare Creek. These boundary references mention 
"the great branch that comes up to the chappell" and "the main road leading from 
Wolfes Snare to the chappell and the eastern shore water mill". 

The compass bearings given for these boundaries identify "the great branch" 
as the north fork of VJolfsnare Creek and the roads as the existing highways adjacent 
to it. This proves that this first chapel and court-house stood about two miles north 
of the existing third Eastern Shore Chapel, on the west side of the same highway and 
In line with Wolfsnare Creek. 

In addition to its close connection with the adjacent first Princess Anne 
County Court-house, this early chapel had another interesting historical association 
with what may have been the first Presbyterian church in Virginia. This pioneer Pres- 
byterian meeting-house also stood on Edward Cooper's plantation at Great Neck and was 
registered in 1693 as a place of vforship for dissenters from the Established Church. 
Services in this building, which apparently stood near the first Eastern Shore Chapel 
and court-house, were held by the Reverend Josias Mackie, a Presbyterian minister who 
had been dismissed as rector of Elizabeth River Parish in 1692, because of his non- 
conformist practices .-^^ 'Jackie also had a meetinghouse on the Eastern Branch in 1693. 

An order for the projected repair of this first Eastern Shore Chapel was 
cancelled by the vestry in 172Jt, and they resolved instead, on the J\.th August in that 
year, "that a good. Commodious Chapel be built on the Eastern Shore, fifty foot in 
Length, tvjenty five foot in breadth, framed work". A subsequent order of 3rd I'iovember, 
1726, placing the contract for this new frame chapel, shows that its construction was 
not actually undertaken until that date. This second Eastern Shore Chapel stood on 
part of the Cornick family's Salisbury Plains plantation, about two miles south of the 
site of the first chacel of that name. 





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The present Eastern Shore Chapel, second church on this site. 




Comnmnlon silver service of the Eastern 
Shore Chapel, with date letter for 1759. 
According to local tradition, this silver 
was buried xmder a henhouse in the Civil 
War, to protect it from Federal raiders. 




The Anthony Fentress house, built before 1772 and for many years the home 
of W. G. Eaton, looking toward site of the second and third Pungo Chapels, 
which stood on the east side of the Pungo Ridge road, opposite this house. 



xxii HISTORY OF COLONIAL LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

The building of the third Eastern Shore Chapel, which still exists, on the 
site of the second one, was ordered by the vestry on 1st October, 1753, when it was 
"Resolved. . .That at or near adjoining the place where the present Eastern Shore Chapel 
now stands is a fit and Convenient place to Erect a New Chapel & that the same be there 
Erected". The new chapel was specified to be of brick, "Fifty five foot long, Twenty 
five wide in the Clear... the walls. . .eighteen feet in height". Further details are 
given in the vestry book. 

In keeping with its character as a simple chapel of ease, the present Eas- 
tern Shore Chapel is built of common brick in the usual Flemish bond, but without 
glazed headers, and it is a foot longer than specified. Above the west doorway there 
is inset a square brick tile, inscribed with the initials of the builder, Joseph Mit- 
chel, and the date 1754-> while the vestry book records its acceptance on the 12th 
March, 1754.. 

In connection with these dates, it must be remembered that the old-style 
dating of records, to suit a legal year ending on the 24-th of March, had been abol- 
ished in 1752. It nevertheless seems certain that it was still followed in this case, 
since the vestry-book entry for 12th March, 175A> quoted above, follows the minutes 
of the vestry meeting of 11th October, 1754, instead of preceding them. Furthermore, 
it is extremely unlikely that any colonial brick church, even if only a simple chapel 
of ease, would have been completed in six months. The third Eastern Shore Chapel was 
therefore actually completed in the year 1755- 

The chapel originally had a gallery twelve feet wide in its west end, but 
this was extended along the entire north side of the building, soon after Its com- 
pletion, and adjoining it on the south side was a hanging pew erected by Captain 
William Keeling in 1765. The colonial pulpit must also have been on the south side, 
or it woiild have prevented the extension of the north gallery. 

Machipongo Chapel, the first Upper Chapel of the parish, was still in ser- 
vice at the opening of the vestry book in 1723, and was evidently a simple frame build- 
ing, without a brick foundation, since a parish levy of 1733 includes payment "for 
putting blocks under the upper Chapel". This chapel's long Indian name was soon shor- 
tened to Piingo, with that of the svirrounding region, for which it had been named. 

This pioneer chapel is believed to have been the one mentioned in the lit- 
tle-known journal of Philip Ludwell and Nathaniel Harrison, the Virginia commission- 
ers for running the dividing line between Virginia and North Carolina in 1710.-" Ac- 
cording to their journal, the commissioners rode over Pocaty Swamp bridge to the west 
side of North River (now North Landing River), which they crossed where it was a half 
mile wide, probably at the present Mundens. After spending the night at Burgess's, they 



xxiii 




tJfie c/hird &a.s£enn Shone G/zape£, as huLCt origlnaJiZy in /75S. 



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%/he Vhird gasienn Shore QhapeJl. as aliened in J76f-1765. 



xxiv VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

"rode six miles to the Chappell, which was a very wretched one" and "passed by", five 
miles further, to Captain Francis Moss's [Morse's] plantation, near the present Morse's 
Point. Their estimated distances are clearly exaggerated and their direction of travel 
unstated but, since they were on their way to meet the North Carolina commissioners at 
Knott's Island, this chapel must have been located somewhere on the peninsxila between 
the present North Landing River and Back Bay, possibly in the vicinity of the present 
Creeds Post Office. 

Since this peninsula forms the lower end of Pungo Ridge, it seems certain 
that this was the first Pungo Chapel of Lynnhaven Parish. Its erection in this remote 
section of the coimty at such an early date may be traced to an historic endowment 
which also caused the erection of early parish chapels in Nansemond and Isle of Wight 
Counties .^' 

This endowment was in the form of 200 acres of land given in 1692 by a pious 
philanthropist. Captain Hugh Campbell, for the support of a reader In each of three 
places remote from church facilities, and the donor also contributed a Bible for each 
reader's use in holding services. These three places were Somerton in Nansemond Coun- 
ty, Blackwater River in Isle of Wight County, and the North River in what had been 
Lower Norfolk County and is now Princess Anne. 

This first Upper Chapel at Pungo was replaced by a new brick chapel, on a 
different and more suitable site, its erection having been started In 1739 by James 
James and finished in 1743 by another contractor, after James' death. The second 
Pungo Chapel was fifty by twenty-five feet in size, "within the walls, which were fif- 
teen feet high. It was built on the plantation of William Dyer, who was paid for 
sinking a well at the chapel and later served as its sexton, his widow and then his 
son succeeding him after his death. 

As there were three successive Lynnhaven Parish Churches and three Eastern 
Shore Chapels, so we find it recorded that there were also three chapels at Pungo. 
Although the site of the first Pungo Chapel is not exactly known, the third chapel is 
recorded as having been built on a one-acre site directly adjoining Its predecessor. 
These last two chapels stood about two and a half miles south of the present Pungo vil- 
lage, on the east side of the Pungo Ridge road and directly opposite the former home of 
W. G. Eaton, part of which is believed to have been built by Anthony Fentress before 
1770.-^ The chapel was built on an acre of Fentress's land, which was purchased by the 
vestry, and in accordance with the usual custom, he was appointed sexton of the chapel. 

The new building was ordered in 1772 and was completed in 1774 by the con- 
tractor, Hardress Waller. Its inside dimensions were seventy-five feet by thirty 
feet by twenty feet high, and it was by far the largest of all the colonial churches 



HISTORY OF COLONIAL LYNNHAVEN PARISH xxv 

of Lynnhaven Parish, being ten feet longer and five feet higher than the Donation 
Church. This was the Pungo Chapel which survived the colonial period and was still 
standing shortly before the Civil War, but was later demolished at an unknown date. 

Of all the eleven colonial churches and chapels of Lynnhaven Parish, only 
two survive: the Old Donation Church and the Eastern Shore Chapel. According to the 
vestry book, the parish had no regular minister from the outbreak of the Revolution 
until 1785, when the Protestant Episcopal Church of Virginia took the place of the 
disestablished Church of England. During this interval, the church and chapels were 
much neglected and they were not put back into repair until 1322-24. After this, the 
general decline of religion in Virginia left the parish again without a rector of its 
own, for most of the time. 

A reorganization took place in 1342, under the Reverend John G. Hull, and a 
year later, the former Emmanuel Church was built at Kempsvllle as the fourth parish 
church of Lynnhaven. Following the new church's completion. Old Donation was abandoned 
for general worship and no further services were held there for almost three quarters 
of a century. After forty years of disuse, its decaying woodwork was completely burned 
out in 1382 by a woods fire and it became a roofless ruin, with large trees growing 
up Inside its broken walls. 

Old Donation was repaired and replaced in service in 1916 as an Episcopal 
church, and has been in use ever since, although its old position as the parish church 
was not regained. Its rebuilding was in no sense an exact restoration, since no re- 
gard was paid to its original colonial arrangement and appearance, either within or 
without. The first Emmanuel Church of 1343 was completely destroyed by fire on 12th 
October, 1943, after almost exactly a century of service, and was rebuilt in 1947. 

The present Eastern Shore Chapel seems to have been kept in regular service 
until the Civil War, during which it suffered the usual desecration by use as an array 
stable, its Interior being badly wrecked. It was replaced in service in 1366, repaired 
in 1372, and about 1336 its damaged interior trim, with the exception of pews and gal- 
lery, was largely replaced. The existing pews appear to date from 1340, when a paro- 
chial report to the council by its rector states that the "whole Interior, excepting 
the gallery," was then "replaced with new materials neatly wrought". The chapel Is 
still in active use as the parish church of East Lynnhaven Parish. 

For a more complete and detailed account of Lynnhaven Parish and its colonial 
churches, the reader Is referred to the Editor's book "Colonial Churches of Tidewater 
Virginia", Volume I, pages 128 to 150, inclusive. 

A list of the colonial rectors and vestrymen of Lynnhaven Parish, so far as 
known, is given as an appendix to this volvime. 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH. xxvii 

FOOTNOTES FOR "HISTORY OF COLONIAL LYNNHAVEN PARISH" 

^Klngsbiiry, Records of Virginia Company of London , III, 100. 

^Hening, Statutes at Large . I, 22^^. 

^Robinson, Virginia Counties , 198. 

^Henlng, Statutes at Large . Ill, 95. 

^ Lower Norfolk County Minutes . 1637-;4.6 . A, 10. 

^ Ibld. . 1637-A6 , A, 4-2. 

'''Henlng, Statutes at Large . I, 250. 

^ Lower Norfolk County Minutes . 1637-A6 . A, 237. 

^Henlng, Statutes at Large . Ill, 123. 
^° Lower Norfolk County Minutes . 1637-^6, A, 1. 
^^ Ibld. , 1637-A6 . A, 2. 
^"^ Ibid. . 1637-46, A, 3. 

-'-^White, Gleanings In Princess Anne History , 6. 
I'^Forrest, Historical Sketches of Norfolk . 457. 
■'-^See Augustln Herrman's map of Virginia, 1673. 
^^ Prlncess Anne County Deeds. 1691-1708 ■ I, 195. 
^ '^ Princess Anne County Deeds, 1691-1703 , I, 63. 
^^ Princess Anne County Orders . 1691-1709 . I, 37. 
l^ Lower Norfolk County Deeds . 1636-95 . XV, I4.6. 
^Q prlncess Anne Co\mty Orders . 1691-1709 . I, 119. 
^^ Prineess Anne County Deeds . 1724-35 . IV, 311. 
•^%eade. Old Churches and Families of Virginia , I, 249. 
^-'Nugent, Pioneers and Cavaliers , I, 133. 
^"^Ibid^, I, 57. 

•^^ Lower Norfolk County Wills . Deeds . 1646-51 . B, 36a. 
^^ Lower Norfolk County Minutes . 1637-46 . A, 39. 
27ibid^, 1637-46 . A, 312, 

■^^ Lower Norfolk County Wills . Deeds . B, 85. 
^"^ Lower Norfolk County Minutes . 1637-46, A, 237. 
30 Lower Norfolk County Deeds . Wills . 1666-75 . V, fol. 3. 
3l Lower Norfolk County Deeds . Wills . 1666-75 . V, fol. 23. 
32 princess Anne County Deeds . 1691-1703 . I, 292. 
33 Lower Norfolk County Deeds . 1636-95 . XV, I46. 
3^ Princess Anne County Deeds . 1691-1703 , I, 349. 
^^ William and Mary Quarterly (l) , II, 179. 
^ ^irginia Historical Magazine , V, 10. 
^' Lower Norfolk Antiquary , I, 65. 
3°Kellam, Old Houses in Princess Anne , 155. 



[1] 

Linhavenl 
Parrish / 



Parish ] 
Leavy j 



THE VESTRY BOOK 

OF 

LYNN HAVEN PARISH 

Princess Anne County, 
Virginia: 1723-1786 



At a Vestery held the 20th of November 1723 

Mr: James Tenant minister Major Maximilian Boush C: warden 



fColl: Edward Moseley Capt: John Moseley 
Capt: Henry Chapman Charles Sayer 
Mr: William Ellegood Capt: Francis Land 



Vestrymen 



The . . Parish . . is . . Debter 
To the reverend mr: James Tenant Convenient 
To Mr: James Nlmmo elk of the Church & one Chappel 
To Mrs: Margret Moseley for keepin an orphan girl 12 months 
To Mr: Andrew Peacock Clerk of the Upper Chapel 
To the Conveniency of Mr: Tenants Tobacco 

To Thos: Wishard for keeping Ann Scott 6 months & finding clothes 
To a fraction in the County Leavy 

To Capt: Anthony Walke for parish book &c as Per his account 
To Walter Vowls for keeping Elizabeth Carrington 12 months 
To Charles Sayer Clerk & by his account 
To Capt: Hillary Moseley for Quitrents of gleeb Land 
To Mr: John Snalle for keeping the Church Clean 
" Sallary 10 Per Ct. 2731. for Caske 3 Per Ct. . 2134 • boath is 

The . . Parish . . -is . . Cr: 

By Sundry fines as Per orders [of] Court 00315 

" Thomas Brlnson for Ditto per bond 00500 

" 1018 Tythables @ 30-3/4 each 31303 

" fraction to the Collectors 108 



11. Tobo. 

16000 

1500 

1200 

1500 

4000 

750 

336 

260 

1000 

561 

96 

58 

4915 

32226 



32226 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



[2] 

Linhavenl 
ParrlshJ 



Leavy 



It Is this day agreed & Concluded that the Several vestry men and persons here- 
after Named Collect & receive & they are hearty Impowered to Collect & receive 
of each Tythable person within their Several presincts in this parish the Sum 
of thirty & three quarter pounds of Tobacco & make payment thereof according to 
direction of the above Leavy — Persons appointed to Collect the Said Leavy are 
Capt: Anthony Walke in the Eastern branch and Knots Island: Capt: Henry Chapman 
in Little Creek; Capt: Francis Land in the western Shore, mr: will: Ellegood In 
the Lower presinct of the Eastern Shore; mr's: John Bonney's Senior & Junior or 
either of them In the upper presinct Eastern Shore; mr: wllloughby Merchant in 
black water for this & the Last years Leavy' s 

At a Vestry held for Laying the Leavy 15th September [1724-] 
Mr: James Tenant minister 



Major Max: Boush | Church 
Mr: John Cornlck j wardens 



Present - 



Col: Edward Moseley 
Capt: Henry Chapman 
Mr: Chr: Bvirrowgh 
Capt: Anthony Walke 
Capt: Francis Land 
Mr: John Bonney 



Capt: John Moseley 
Capt: Solomon White 
Mr: John Bollthoe 
Charles Sayer 
Mr: Will: Ellegood 
Capt: Robert Vaughan, 



Vestry men 



The 



Parrlsh 



is 



Debter 



To mr: James Tenant, abatelng 500: he is to pay to the Parish 

To mr: James Nlmmo Clark of the Church 

To mr: Andrew Peacock Clark of the Chappel 

To the Convenlency of mr: Tenants Tobacco 

To Thomas wishard for keeping Ann Scott to this time 

To Charles Sayer Clark & by his account 

To Major Max: Boush for keeping an orphan 9 months 

To Dorcas Broughton for keeping E: Carrington 3 months 

To Thomas Creed for keeping a bastard Child 7 months 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 5 months 

To Capt: Anthony Walke for 3 barrels Tarr & Cartage to gleeb 

To Ditto for 6 Insolvants 1722: [%] 58 Per & 2 Ditto 1723: [?] 3o| 



10 Per Ct. for Collect 27A1: 

The . . Parrlsh 
By 1020 Tythables ® 3li each 
" Fraction to the Collecters 



Per Ct. for Cask 2192 

. is . . Cr: 

32130 
218 



11. Tobo. 
15500 

1500 
1500 
^000 
1050 

690 

900 

310 

700 

500 

365 

Per: ^00 

4933 



323A8 



323-48 



Ordered that the Severall vestry men & persons here[after] Named Collect of each 
Tythable person wi[thin] their Several presincts in this parish the Sum of 
thirty one [&] a half poiinds of Tobacco & that they make payment there[of] ac- 
cording to the Direction of the above Leavy— Persons [apjpointed to Collect 
the Said Leavy are Capt: Anthony Walke in the Eastern branch, Capt: Henry Chap- 
man in Little Creek, [Capt:] Francis Land in the western Shore; mr: William El- 
legood in the Lower presinct of Eastern Shore; mr: Thomas Haynes in the [upper] 
presinct for the last & present years; mr: wllloughby Merchant in black water; 
Cornelious Jones in Knots Island 



[3] 
[Leavy 
repaid by] 
Burrough 



Bolithoe 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 3 

Whereas there was formerly Leavy'd for mr: Christopher Burrowgh the Sum of 
Eighteen hundred pounds of Tobacco for him to repair the Eastern Shore Chappel, 
he having done but Some Small matters towards the Same, It's now Considered 
that he be allowed two hundred for what is done & thereupon ordered that the 
Said Burrowgh repay the remainder being Sixteen hundred pounds of Tobo: to the 
Church wardens for the use of the parrish 

Agreed with mr: John Bolitho to Lath & Shingle the South Side of the brick 
Church [roof] & in Case any of the rafters prove Rotten or unsound — to take 



nu Shingle t^em out & put new ones in their room & for his well performing the Said work 



Church 



Moseley 
[to] build 
[a] pewe 

Linhaven) 
Parrish J 



[A] 

Linhaven) 
Parrishj 



(the materials being found & brought in place by Major Max: Boush) its ordered 
that he be paid fifty Shillings by the present Churchwardens 

Upon the petition of Capt: Hillary Moseley Liberty is given him to Erect a pewe 
at his ovm Cost over the Chancel Doore takeing up as Little room as posable, 
the Stairs to goe up behind the Said Chancel Doore. 



At a Vestery held the 4th of August 172-4 



mr: James Tenant minister 

Col: Edward Moseley 
Capt: Henry Chapman 
Present < Capt: Anthony Walke 
Charles Sayer 
.Capt: Francis Land 



Major Max: Boush Church warden 



Capt: John Moseley 
mr: John Bolithoe 
mr: Chris: Burrowgh 
mr: John Bonney 
mr: William Ellegood, 



Vestry men 



Resolved that Major Maximilian Boush forthwith or as Soon as posable Cause the 
brick Church to be repaired by Lathing and Shingling thereof that the Same be 
paid for out of the money in his hands received at Communion times — 

Resolved that a good Commodious Chapel be built on the Eastern Shore fifty foot 
in Length twenty five foot in breadth framed work weather horded with inch pine 
plank Lathed & Covered with good Cyprus Shingles that the money in the hands of 
Mrs: Katherine Walke Executrix of Capt: Thomas Walke Deceased being thirty Six 
pound one Shilling & Sixpence half penny & also that in the hands of Capt: An- 
thony Walke being seaventeen pound ten Shillings k Seaven pence be appropriated 
and goe towards the building the aforesaid Chappell 



through mistake these orders are 
recorded after the Leavy 



Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



At a vestry held the 16th of November 1724 



Major Max: Boush Church warden 



Present 



Coll: Edward Moseley Capt: John Moseley 
mr: Christo'r Burrowgh Capt: Francis Land 
Capt: Anthony Walke Charles Sayer 
mr: william Ellegood 



Vestrymen 



Church 
repaired 



Whereas it was agreed with mr: John Bolithoe to repair the South Side of the 
brick Church [roof] but upon Examination thereof it proved so rotten & unsound 
that the Same could not be repaired, & thereupon agreed with mr: George Smyth 
to pull down the whole roof & put up a New one to Lath & Shingle the Same & 
ceale the inside with half inch plank or boards to get two New plates, & upon 
his well performing & finishing the Said work having all other materials found 
& brought in place he is to have & receive the Sum of Six pound fifteen Shill- 
ings to be paid him by the Church wardens 



Linhaven") 
Parrishj 



At a Vestery held the Seaventh of July 1725 



iCol: Edward Moseley 
Capt: Henry Chapman 
Capt: Anthony Walke 
Capt: Francis Land 



Lt: Col: Maximilian Boush j _ 
mr: John Cornick ) ^"* 



wardens 



Capt: John Moseley 
mr: John Bolithoe 
" Charles Sayer 
mr: william Ellegoodj 



Vestrymen 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYMHAVEN PARISH 



Counters 
of Tobacco 
appointed 



Clerk to 
read in the 
presincts 

[5] 



Ptingo 

Chappel 

repaired 



Pursuant to the act of assembly Intituled an act for the better & more Effectu^ 
al Improving the Staple of Tobacco (by which it is Enacted that the vestery of 
every parish appoint two persons in each preslnct to Examine & Inquire of the 
Names & number of the persons allowed by the Said act to tend Tobacco, & the 
Crop of the several planters within the Said preslnct & the Number of plants 
growing on any & every plantation or plantations within the Same) the vestery 
do appoint George Kempe & Am[os] Moseley in the Eastern branch preslnct, John 
wlshard & Thomas Hunter in Little Creek, William Poole & Edward Land in the 
western Shore, Henry woodhouse & Thomas Haynes in the Lower Preslnct of the 
Eastern Shore, Francis woodhouse & Luke Moseley in the upper preslnct Corneli- 

ous Jones & Mallbone Simmons In Knots Island, W Corbell & Adam Tooly jn black 

water, & thereupon ordered that they duly Execute & perform what is Injoyned 
[upon] them by the Said act 

Whereas Knots Island & black water presincts are very remote from the Chappel 
& Sermon being there but once in Six weeks the Inhabitants are often disappoin- 
ted of hearing the word of God, and whereas mr: andrew Peacock Clark of the 
Said Chappel has for some time past for the benefit and Instruction of the Said 
Inhabitants read in each of the Said presincts on Certain times in an orderly 
Course, which is approved by the vestery whereupon its resolved that he Contin- 
ue to perform the same (according to his usuall method) imtill he Shall be 
otherwayes directed by this vestery 

Ordered that Capt: Robert Vaughan agree with Some good workman to repair Machi- 
pongo Chappel with such reparation as he thinks fit for the present, that he J 
cause windo Shutters to be made & affixed to the windo's & bring in his accompt 1 
of the cost thereof at the Laying the next parish Leavy wherein he Shall be 
allowed for the Same 



Llnhaven 1 
Parrishj 



Leavy 



At a Vestery held the 13th of November 1725 

Col: Maximilian Boush^ 



mr: John Cornick 

Col: Edward Moseley Capt: Henry Chapman 
Capt: Solomon White Charles Sayer 
Present •{ Capt: William Ellegood Capt: Robert Vaughan 
mr: Chris 'r Biirrowgh Major Anthony Walke 
.Capt: Francis Land 



; 



Ch: wardens 



Vestry men 



Llnhaven . . Parrlsh . . Is . . Debtor 11. Tobo. 

To mr: James Tenant minister Convenient 16000 

To mr: James Nimmo Clark of the Church 1500 

To mr: Andrew Peacock Clark of the Upper Chappel 1500 

To the Convenlency of mr: Tenants Tobacco 4OOO 

To Thomas wlshard for keeping Ann Scott 1000 

To Col: Maximilian Boush for keeping two orphans & by account 2563 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 1000 

To Thomas Creed for keeping a base born child 1000 

To Major Walke for qultrents of the gleeb & Tarr for the Chiirch 238 

To Capt: wllllam Ellegood by account for Insolvents 366 

To mr: Thomas Haynes by account for Ditto 837 

To Capt: Henry Chapman by account for Ditto 2L,b 

To Mr: Secretary Carter by account 1724 omited 90 

To Edward wood for keeping Eliza: Carrington 100 

To Charles Sayer Clark of the vestery & for his account IO64. 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHaVEN PAHISH 
To mr: Bollthoefor quitrents of the gleeb and by account 
To James Linton for 77 foot of plank 
To Capt: Francis Land by account for Insolvants 
To mr: Christopher Burrowgh for two arrests 
To a fraction brought from the Coiinty Leavy 
" 10 Per Ct. for Collect 3209- 8 Per Ct. for Caske 2567 



The Parrish Cr: By IO4.6 Tythables % 36: each 
Fraction to the Collector 



37656 
217 



19s 

77 

166 

AO 

62 

5776 

37873 



37873 



[6] 



Bollthoe 
keep orphan 



Ordered that the Several persons hereafter named Collect & rec[eive] of each 
Tythable person within their respective presincts in [this] parish the Sum of 
thirty Six poimds of Tobacco and in Case of refu[sal] or nonpayment the Said 
receivers are hereby Impowered to Distra[in] according as the Law in that Case 
Directs that they make payment thereof to the Several clalmors mentioned in 
the Said Leavy 

Persons appointed for Collectors are mr: George Kempe in the Eastern branch, 
Capt: Henry Chapman in Little Creek, Capt: Francis Land in the western Shore, 
Capt: William Ellegood in the lower presinct of The eastern Shore, mr; Thomas 
Haynes in the upper presinct, mr: Solomon White Junior in black water who is 
also to receive the arrears for 17 [23] & 1724.: Cornelius Jones in Knots Island 

Mr: John Bolithoe this Day agreed & promised to keep an orphan gi[rl] now at 
Col: Boushe's for Six hundred pounds of Tobacco the Ensui[ng] year & ordered 
That the Said Boush deliver the Said girl unto him. 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



Linhaven 1 
Parish J 



Tobacco 

Counters 

Appointed 



[7] 

Linhavenl 
ParrishJ 



At a vestery held the 13th of June Anno 1726 

Col: Boush Ch: warden 



fCol: Edward Moseley "j 

Capt: Henry Chapman I „. 

Major Anthony Walke j vestrymen 

Chrlsto'r Burrowgh Capt: Francis Land J 



PTpqpnt J Capt: John Moseley 
fresenz -jcharles Sayer 
Imr: 

Pursuant to the act of assembly intituled an act for improving the Staple of 
Tobacco & directing & Impowering the vestery to appoint persons to count &■, 
Number the Tobacco plants growing in each parish, the said vestery doth appoint 
the following persons to take the Said Number, George Purdy & Amos Moseley for 
the Eastern branch, Nathaniel Hutchings & John Hunter In Little Creek, william 
Poole & Thomas Brinson In the western Shore, Horatio woodhouse & william Keel- 
ing in the Lower presinct of the Eastern Shore, Denis Dawley & John McLanhan 
Junior in the uper presinct of the Eastern Shore, James Nickols & adam Tooly 
in black water, Thomas Dudley & John Ancel in knots Island, & ordered that be- 
ing first Sworn duly Comply with the Said act in counting the Number of all the 
Tobo. plants in their divisions & make return thereof as the Said act directs 



At a vestery held for Laying the Leavy the 3rd November 1726 

Col: Boush & ' 



mr: Cornlck J ^h: wardens 



Present « 



Col: Edward Moseley 
Capt: Henry Chapman 
Major Anthony Walke 
Capt: Francis Land 



Capt: John Moseley 
mr: Chrlsto'r Burrowgh 
Charles Sayer 
Capt: Robert Vaughan 



Vesterymen 



Leavy 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
The . . Parrish . . Is . . Debtor 
To mr: James Tenant minister Convenient 
To mr: James Nlmmo Clerk of the Church 
To mr: andrew Peacock Clerk of the upper Chappel 
To the Convenlency of mr: Tenants Tobacco 
To Thomas wlshard for keeping Ann Scott 
To Max: Boush for keeping two: orphans 
To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 
To Thomas Creed for keeping a base born child 
To amos Moseley by account 

To George Purdy 5c amos Moseley for Counting Tobo: plants 
To William Poole & Thomas Brlnson for Ditto 
To Horatio woodhouse 5c wllllam Keeling for Ditto 
To Denis Dawley Sc John McLanhan for Ditto 
To James Nlckols S: adam Tooly for Ditto 
To Capt: Chapman for two Insolvants 
To Capt: Robert Vaughan for Insolvants 
To mr: wllllam Blddle for physick to mary fitzgerald 
To mr: Robert Sills for Ditto to Courtney 
To Joseph walstone for keeping John Courtney 15 months 
To Charles Sayer Clerk 8c for his account 
To Thomas Haynes for insolvants Scc: as by account 
10 Per Ct. for Collect 4.159 - 3 Per Ct. for Casque 3326: boath is 



11. Tobo, 

16000 
1500 
1500 
4000 
1000 
2000 
1000 

900 
30 

205 

146 

161 

116 
36 

250 

312 
1200 

500 
1000 

982 

653 
7485 



The Parish Cr: - By IO66 Tythables (S 38-1/4 Per pole 
Fraction to the Collectors 



407744 
201J 



40976 



Collectors 
appointed 



A New 
Chappel to 
be built 



Ordered that the Several persons hereafter named Collect 8c receive of each 
Tythable person in this parish thirty eight 8c a quarter pounds of Tobacco for 
the parish Leavy this year 8c in case of refusal or nonpayment they are hereby 
Impowered to distrain as the Law in that case directs that they make payment 
thereof to the Several Claimors in the above Leavy — Persons appointed to 
Collect are mr: George Kerape in the Eastern branch, Col: Boush in Little Creek: 
Cgpt: Francis Land in the western Shore, mr: Thomas Haynes in the upper Sc Low- 
er presinct E: Shore, mr: Solomon White Junior in black water, mr: andrew Pea- 
cock in Knots Island for this 5c the last year 

Ordered that Major Anthony Walke 5c Capt: Francis Land agree with Some good able 
v;orkraan to Erect & build a New Chappel at the Eastern Shore according to the 
Dementions formerly prescribed that they hereby have power to take into their 
hands all the ready money belonging to the parish to Enable them to Carry on 
the said work also that they take bond 5c Security of the person with whom they 
Shall agree for Effecting the Said work 



Linhaveni 
ParrishJ 

[8] 



Mr: Jones 
to preach 



The Clark 
to read 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
At a meeting of the Vestery the 2nd February 17[26/7] 

Col: Max: Boush Ch: warden 



Present 



Col: Edward Moseley Capt: John Moseley 
Capt: Henry Chapman mr: John Bolithoe 
mr: Christo'r Burrowgh Major Anthony Walke 
Charles Sayer Capt: Francis Land 



Vestry men 



This day agreed with mr: Nicholas Jones minister of the Gosple to preach in the 
brick Church & Eastern Shore Chappel once Every month for Each Sermon he 

f reaches to be allowed four hundred pounds of Tobacco in casque Convenient to 
be] Leavy'd for him in the next parish Leavy 

Ordered that mr: James Nlmmo read Constantly every Sunday in the brick Church 
& John Dawley the Same in the Eastern Shore Chappel for which he Shall be al- 
lowed at the next parish Leavy 



Linhaven\ 
Parrish f 



At a Vestery held the 29th of June 1727 



Procession- 
ing appoint- 
ed 



Present 



[9] 



Tobacco 

counters 

appointed 



Col: Edward Moseley Capt: John Moseley 
mr: Christo'r Burrowgh mr: John Bolithoe 
Major Anthony Walke Charles Sayer 
Capt: Francis Land 



vestry men 



Pursuant to an order of Court of princess ann County dated [the] third of this 
Instant requiring us to Direct processioning of [the] Lands In our parish ac- 
cording to the act of assembly in that behalf made; we Do therefore order that 
the Several persons hereafter named in their Several presincts warn in the In- 
habitants in their Devisions to go & procession all the Lands therein takeing 
care to Comply with the said act & to Conti[nue] from their begining untill 
they Shall Compleatly perform [the] Same— Persons appointed to perform the 
Said processi[oning] are George Smyth & Charles Williamson for the north Side 
of the Ea[ stern] branch who are to begin the first Munday in September, Charles 
Sm[yth] & George Williamson the South Side to begin the Second munday, James 
Langley & Thomas Hunter in Little Creek to begin the third miinday, William P — 
& John Thorowgood in the western Shore & William WhitehTirst in [the] woods to 

begin the fourth munday; Jacob Ellegood & william in the Lower presinct 

of the Eastern Shore to begin the first mionday in October: Robert Vaughan & 
John Dawley in the upper presinct of the Eastern Shore to begin the Second 

miinday & woodhouse & John Cannon in the Lower part to begin the thurd 

[mun]day: Christopher merchant & adam Tooly in black water to begin the fourth 
mimday, Capt: Solomon White & Robert Dudly in Knots Island to begin the sec- 
ond munday in September 

Pursuant to the act of assembly intituled an act for improving the Staple of 
Tobacco & directing the vestery to appoint person's to Count & Number the To- 
bacco plants growing in Each parish we do therefore appoint the following per- 
sons to take the Said Number — Thomas Spratt & Francis Ackls in the Eastern 
branch, John Hunter Sc Thomas wishard Jxinior in Little Creek, James Dollar & 
Joseph walstone in the western Shore, Horatio woodhouse Junior and Reod: Mal- 
bone Junior in the Lower presinct of the Eastern Shore, Luke Moseley & Thomas 
Dawley in the upper presinct, James Nlckols & Lawrence Dawley in black water, 
Richard Jones in Knots Island & ordered that they being first Sworn duly Comply 
with the said act in Counting the Niimber of all the Tobacco plants in their 
divisions & make return as the act directs 



Linhavenl 
ParrishJ 



At a vestery held for laying the Leavy the 29th September 1727 
(Col: Edward Moseley Capt: John Moseley 



p_ -„j. J Major Henry Spratt Capt: Henry Chapman 
f resent -jji^,. Qj^pigtotr Burrowgh Charles Sayer 
(^Capt: Francis Land 



vestry men 



The . . Parrish . . is . , Debtor 
To mr: Nicholas Jones for preaching 24- Sermons <§ 400: each 
To mr: James Nimmo Clerk of the Church 



li. Tobo. 
9600 
1500 



Leavy 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To mr: Andrew Peacock Clerk of the upper Chapel 

To the Conveniency of Mr: Jones's Tobacco 

To Thomas wishard for keeping Ann Scot 

To Col: Maxim' 1: Boush for keeping an orphan girl 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 

To Capt: Chapman for an Insolvant by account 

To Charles Sayer Clerk of the vestry & for his account 

To James Linton for cleaning the Church 

To Major Anthony Walke & Capt: Francis Land to be ap-1 
propriated to the building the Eastern Shore Chappelj 

Sallary 10 per Cent. 4107: & 8 per Ct. for caske 3236 

The Parrish Cr: By 11^7 Tythables at L,2-\/l, each 4-8460 

By the fraction 8 



1500 
2375 
1000 
1000 
1000 

51 
999 

50 

22000 

07393 
i^^84.68 
43A63 



[10] 

Linhavenl 
ParrishJ 



agreement 

with mr: 

Jones 



Church 

wardens 

chosen 

New 

vestery 

men 

Linhavenl 
ParrishJ 



Ordered that the vestry meet this Day four week in order to resolve mr: Nich- 
olas Jones about the time of his preaching 

At a vestery held according to appointment the 27th October [1727] 



Present 



NiniTio 

I-nployed 

to go to the 

Governer 



I Capt: John Moseley Capt: Henry Chapman 
Imr: Christ'r: Burrowgh Major Anthony Walke 
I Charles Sayer Capt: Francis Land 
Capt: Robert Vaughan 



vestery men 



This day agreed with mr: Nicholas Jones to preach in the brick Church & the 
two Chappels to begin Tuesday the ninth day of January next & Soe to Continue 
for Six Turns to the last of October & for each Sermon he Shall preach in the 
Said Church [&] Chappels to be allowed four hiondred poiinds of Tobacco in cask 
Convenient to be Leavyed for him in the next parish Leavy.. if the parish 
should be Supplyed with a minister before [the] Expiration of the time afore- 
said then he is not to be paid for any more Sermons than he has preach' d be- 
fore the time of entertaining any other minister that Shall or may come 

Major Anthony Walke h Capt: Francis Land being this Day Elected and Chosen 
Church wardens for this parish and ordered to Execute the Said office accord- 
ingly 

Mr: Thomas Haynes, mr: George Kempe, & mr: Solomon White Junior being chosen 
for vestery men Sc haveing taken all the oaths appointed & Enjoyn'd are admlted 
members of the vestry of this parish & to take their seats accordingly 

At a Vestery held the third of J\ine anno 1728 

Major Anthony Walke & Capt: Francis Land Church wardens 



Present 



: Edward Moseley Capt: John Moseley 
John Bolithoe Charles Sayer 
Thomas Haynes mr: George Kempe 
Solomon White Junior 



• Vestry men 



Whereas the vestry has had occasion to Imploy mr: James Nimmo [on] a message 
to the Governer with a petition for Removeing mr: Thomas Baly who Contrary to 
the desire of this vestry insisted on being our minister) the Said Nimmo have- 
ing Expended Some money in his Jorney: its therefore ordered that he bee al- 
lowed and paid his Expence out of the money received at Cummunion time and 
that there be Leavyed five hundred pounds of Tobo: in the next parrish Leavy 
for him in consideration of his Trouble going U returning on the message afore- 
Said 



Nimmo 

Second 

message 

[11] 

Llnhaven) 

Parrish J 



Tobacco 
coimters 



Llnhaven) 
ParrlshJ 



Leavy 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH S 

This day agreed v.'lth mr: James Nimmo to goe on a Second Me[ssage] to the Giv- 
erner for which he is to be allowed k paid as much [&] after the Same manner 
as for the first being Soe ordered by the vestry 

At a Vestery held the 15th Day of June 1723 

Major Anthony Walke & Capt: Francis Land Church wardens 

fCapt: John Moseley Major Henry Spratt 
Present J '^^P'''- Henry Chapman mr; John Bolithoe 



j Charles Sayer 
I mr: George Kempe 



Mr: Thomas Haynes 

mr: Christo'r Burrowgh 



r vestry men 



Pursuant to a late act or assembly lor improveing the Staple of Tobacco direc- 
ting the Vestry to appoint persons to Count and Number the Tobacco plants grow- 
ing in each parrish, wee Doe therefore appoint the following persons to per- 
form the Said office Anthony Webb & Thomas wiles Senior in the Eastern branch 
presinct: Samuel Boush & Thomas Wishard Junior in Little^pfesinct: Robert Tho- 
rowgood & Thomas Cartwrlgh[t] western .Shore: James Condon & William Cox in the 
Lower presinct of the Eastern Shore: John Russel & John Dauge in the upper pre- 
sinct: John Corprew & Richard Moy in black water: Edward Millian & Bullock 
Simmons in Knots Island & ordered that they being first Sworn by one of his 
Majesties Justices duly Comply with the Said act in every thing relating to 
their Deuty: & make return thereof to the Clarks office of princess arm Covmty 
as that act Directs 

At a Vestery held the I8th of October 1723 

Major Anthony Walke & Capt: Francis Land Church wardens 

TCapt: John Moseley mr: Christo'r Burrowgh 
Present ■< Charles Sayer mr: Thomas Haynes -vestrymen 
Imr: George Kempe Capt: Robert Vaughan 



The . . Parrish . . is . . Debtor 
To mr: Nicholas Jones for preaching 20: Sermons 
To mr: James Nimmo Clark of the Church 



li. Tobo. 
08000 
01500 



To Ditto for goelng to Williamsburg about mr: Thomas Baily by agrera't 01000 

To mr: Andrew Peacock Clark of the upper Chappel 01500 

To mr: harald Bly clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 6: months 00500 

To the Sherrif for the Convenlency of mr: Jones's Tobo. 02000 

To Thomas wishard for keeping Ann Scott 01000 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 01000 

To Mary Morris for keeping an orphan girl 00600 

To Elizabeth Montgomery for keeping Mary Crompton 00700 

To Major Anthony Walke for goods kc to Joslas Old as per account 00366 

To mr: Solomon White for Insolvants as per account 0054,5 

To Charles Sayer Clark of the vestery & for his account 00874, 

To alexander Hervey for Servis done to the gleeb house 00050 

To James Cotton for nursing & Keeping 2 children of Chr: Standly's 01650 



21285 



10 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

[12] Brought Forward [21285] 

To George Sparrow for dyetlng & cureing Josias Old 1300 

To mr: Thomas Haynes for the ballence of 1200: to mr: Jones 

not leavy'd last year the Said Haynes haveing received of 00711 

mr: Burrowgh 6I4.: part of his Debt to the parish 

To mr: Christopher Burrowgh 1000: for convenlency of mr: 

Tenants tobacco by promise of the vestery & now deducted 00214. 

out of his Debt to the parish the ballance is 

To Major Anthony Walke & Capt: Francis Land to buy plank 

[5c] nailes to ceil the Church 02000 

" 10 per Cent for Sallary 2551. 3 per Cent for Caske 204,0 is 04591 



Cr: By 1124 Tythables at 26-3/4 each 

fraction carry' d to the County leavy 



30067 
34 



30101 
30101 



Ordered that mr: Thomas Haynes, Sherrif Collect & receive of each Tythable 
person in this parish twenty-six & three quarter pounds of Tobacco for the 
parish Leavy this year & make payment thereof to the Several claimers above 
Named 

Valke to have Agreed that Major Anthony V/alke have & receive the five hundred povinds of 
the rent of Tobacco the rent of the gleeb Land, that he find the parish Six barrels of 
the Kleeb good Tarr, which is ordered to be used on the Church, Eastern Shore Chappel 



Linhav 
Parr 



venl 
ishj 



Agree-nent 
with Tir: 
Marsden 



[13] 

Linhavenl 
Parrishj 



Tobacco 
counters 



& gleeb houses 

At a vestery held the Sixth Day of January 1728[/9j 

Major Anthony Walke & Capt: Francis Land Church wardens 



Present 



Col: Edward Moseley 
Capt: John Moseley 
Charles Sayer 



Major Henry Spratt 
mr: Chr: Burrowgh 
mr: George Kempe 



■ vestery men 



This day agreed with 
that i'- to Say once 
Easte:- Shore Chappel 
pel & So to Continue 
for which there is t 
pounds of Tobo. in c 
Eastern branch, but 
fore the Expiration 
the Sermons he has p 



the reverend mr: Richard Marsden to preach twelve Sermons 
in every month at the church & cappels to begin at the 
the Second Wednesday in february & then at the upper Chap- 
in course round on every Second Wednesday in Each month 
o be Leavyed for him in the parrish I.oow fnn-r- h'lndred 
aske for each Sermon & to be paid him Convenient to the 
in case the parrish Should be Supplyed with a minister be- 
of the year, then no more Tobacco to be leavyed than for 
reached at the time of entertaining a minister as aforesaid 



At a Vestery held the fourth of June 1729 

Capt: Francis Land Chiirch warden 



Col: Edward Moseley Capt: John Moseley 
Major Henry Spratt Capt: Henry Chapman 
Present -^mr: Christo'r Burrowgh Charles Sayer 

mr: Thomas Haynes mr: George Kempe 
mr: Solomon White 



■ vestry men 



Pursuant to the act of assembly for improveing the Staple of Tobo: directing 
the vestry to appoint persons to coui-it & tlurnber the Tobacco plants growing in 
each parish we do therefore appoint the following persons to perform the Said 
office, Nathaniel Nicklis & Thomas wiles Junior in the Eastern branch, George 
Hancock & George Collins in Little Creek, Richard Poole & James Bannister in 
the western Shore, Joell Cornick & Henry Moore Junior in the lower presinct of 
the Eastern Shore, John Morse & John Russell in the upper presinct, William 
Simmons, & Lawrence Dawley in black water, & ordered that they being first 
Sworn by one of his Majesties Justices duly Comply with the Said act in evury 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



11 



Linhavenl 
Parish J 



Agreement 
with mr: 
Barlow 



Leavy 



[U] 



thing relateing to their duty & make return thereof to the Clerks office of 
princess ann County Court as that act directs 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestery held for laying the Leavy the 14th November 1729 

Major Anthony Walke & Capt: Francis Land Church wardens 



Present 



Col: Edward Moseley Capt: John Moseley 

Major Henry Spratt Capt: Henry Chapman 

Charles Sayer mr: Thomas Haynes 
mr: George Kempe 



vestry men 



This day agreed with the Reverend mr: Henry Barlow to be minister of this par- 

rish the ensuing year begining the fifth of October Last past & to allow him 

for his Sallary for the time the Sum of Sixteen thousand pounds of Tobacco in 
caske to be paid Convenient at the Eastern branch Landing 

The Parrish . . is Debtor li. Tobo: 

To mr: James Nimmo Clerk of the Church 1000 

To mr: Andrew Peacock clerk of the upper Chappie 1500 

To mr: William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 1000 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 1000 

To mary wishard for keeping & burying ann Scott 500 

To Elizabeth Montgomery for keeping & burying M: Crompton 250 

To mary morris for Keeping an orphan girl 700 

To James Cotton for keeping two: of Standlys Children 1200 

To the reverend mr: Henry Barlow in consideration of his Expencej onnn 
& some inconvenience removeing to this Parish J 

To Ditto for 2 months less in his year in the Parish he Came from 2666 

To Charles Smyth for makeing Shetters to the Eastern Shore Chappel 1000 

To mr: Thomas Haynes per account for Insolvants 521 

To Major Walke by attachment for what was due to mr: R: Marsden 1600 

To Horatio woodhouse Senior for Tarring Eastern Shore Chappel 100 

To Edward Brown for keeping Richard Capps 9^ months to this day 830 

To the Conveniency of mr: Barlows Tobacco 932 

To Capt: Francis Land per account for Services about the Gleeb house 175 

To George Purdy for cleaning the Church 4-5 

To William Keeling for cleaning Eastern Shore Chappel 45 

To Charles Sayer Clerk of the vestry & for his account 631 

To the fraction brought from the County Leavy 160 

" 10 per Cent for receiving 1735 - 8 per Cent for caske I428- boath is 3213 

Cr: By II43 Tythables at I8-I/4 each 20859 21068 
fraction 209 21068 



12 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



Ordered that the Severall persons hereafter Named receive of Each Tythable per- 
son in this parish Eighteen & one quarter pounds of Tobacco for the parish 
leavy this year & in Case of refuseall or nonpayment they are hereby impowered 
Collectors ^^ Distrain as the law in that case directs, that they make payment thereof 

to the Severall Claimors in the above Leavy, Persons appointed to Collect are, 
William Foole in the Eastern branch, James Langley in Little Creek, Richard 
Poole in the western Shore, mr: Thomas Haynes in the Lower & upper presincts 
of the Eastern Shore & mr: Solomon White in black water. 

pungo Ordered that the Churchwardens agree with Some person as Soone as possable to 
Chappell New Cover the roof of matchlpungo Chappell with boards or Shingles as they 
new cover'd shall think most proper. 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



[15 



inhaven") 
Parrishj 



Leavy 



At a Vestry held for Laying the Leavy the 23th October 1730 
mr: Henry Barlow minister 



(Edward Moseley 
Henry Spratt 
Chrlsto'r Burrowgh 
George Kempe 



SaSs Laid^js^i^tl^'^^'i Church wardens 

John Moseley 
Henry Chapman 
Charles Sayer 
Thomas Haynes 



gentlemen vestry men 



The 



Parish . . is . . Debtor 11. Tobo: 

To the reverend mr: Henry Barlow minister Convenient 16000 

To mr: James Nimmo Clerk of the Church (Short last year 500) 2000 

To mr: William Keeling Clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 1500 

To mr: Andrew Peacock Clerk of the upper Chappel 1500 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 1000 

To raary morris for keeping & burying an orphan girl 4-4-9 

To William Dyer Junior for makelng a Table for the upper Chapel 120 

To Josiah morris for keeping an orphan child 8 months 300 

To Col: Walke for a Large Bible for the upper Chappel 300 

To John Key for Rods & Staples for Eastern Shore wlndo Shutters 100 

To George Purdy as by his account 304. 

To mr: Thomas Haynes assignee of James Cotton 0668 

To James Cotton the remainder of 1000: for keeping Standly children 332 

To Thomas Oldner for Small wlndo frames to the Church 50 

To Edward Brown for keeping Richard Capps 2 months 166 

To Charles Sayer by account for Copias: fines Scca IO4. 

To mrs: Hannah moseley for keeping Dinah Laycock 12 months 1200 

To Const: michason in part for burying William Shipp 200 

To mr: Thomas Haynes for Insolvants as by account 115 

To tobo: to Capt: Jacob Ellegood & mr: Thomas Haynes to be \ /OOO 
laid out in building & repairing on the gleeb land & houses] 

To Joel Cornlck for Some Convenience to the Eastern Shore Chappel 60 

To the Conveniency of mr: Barlows Tobo: (to the Sherrif) 4.OOO 



[16] 

Linhaven\ 
Parish:] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH I3 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping Eliza: Day 12 months 1000 

To Charles Smyth for work done in the Church by account 100 

n 10 per Ct: for Receiving 3606. 3 per Ct: for caske 2385: boath is 6/491 



Cr: By 1132 Tythables *? 36 Each 
fraction is 



42552 
7 



A2559 
42559 



Ordered that Francis Moseley gentleman high Sherrif receive of Each Tythable 
person in this parish thirty Six pounds of Tobacco for the parish Leavy this 
year and make payment thereof to the Severall claimers acording to the Above 
Leavy 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



At a Vestery held for laying the Leavy the 14.th October 1731 
mr: Henry Barlow minister 



Anthony Walke . , „, , 
Francis Land gentlemen Church 



wardens 



[John Moseley 
Present -jchr: Burrowgh 
[George Kempe 



Henry Chapman] 

Charles Sayer I- gentlemen of the vestery 

Thomas HaynesJ 



The . . Parish . . is . . Debtor li. Tobo: 

To the Reverend mr: Henry Barlow Convenient 16000 

To mr: James Nimmo Clerk of the Church & cleaning it 1500 

To mr: willlam Keeling dark of the Eastern Shore Chappel 1500 

To mr: Andrew Peacock dark of the upper Chappel 1500 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 1000 

To James Cotton for keeping a child of Standlys 1000 

To Sarah Aerie for nursing Eliza: Day (assigned to Col: Walke) 806 

To Doctor William Happer for Salivating Eliza: Day 1200 

To the Sherrif for Conveniency of mr: Barlows Tobo: 3200 

To Capt: Anthony Moseley for cleaning the Church k per account 0147 

To Charles Sayer dark of the vestry & for his account 0536 

To Thomas Oldner as per his account 0200 

To John Wiggins to cloath his mother Eliza: Day 0500 

To the Church wardens for Covering the Upper Chappel Convenient 1600 

To Ditto to be Sold & to be imploy'd in building a New Church 12000 

To Capt: John Moseley coroner for ballance of his account 166 

To the Conveniency of the Tobo for covering the Chappel 320 

To Robert Richmond for 1000 bricks for the gleeb 150 

4 per Ct. for Caske & 4 psr Ct. for accounting 3466 

Cr: By 1190 Tythables 1? 39-1/4 Each 46707 46791 
fraction to the Sherrif 84 46791 



u 



[17] 



Mxinden 

vs. 
Holmes 
platt 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

Ordered that Francis Moseley gentleman High Sherrif receive of Each Tythable 
person in this parish thirty nine & one quarter potinds of Tobacco for the par- 
ish Leavy this year k make payment thereof to Each Claimer as above Directed 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 




In obedience to an Order of Princess Anne County Court bearing date the 1st 
day of December 1731, I the Subscriber have binn on the Land in Difference 
between John Munden and Edward Holmes in Company with a Jury & by their direc- 
tions have Surveyed the Same & find the Said Land to Contain one hundred & 
ninty nine & a half acres & have Divided the hundred acres from the nlnty nine 
and a half acres by a prickt line ss the above plann Sheweth; the black lines 
are the bounds of the whole hundred nlnty nine and a half acres & the prickt 
line A & B is the deviding line 
January 4-th 1731 [/2] per M: Boush Surveyor 

Special Verdict Inter John Munden S: Edward Holmes by vertue of an order of 
Princess Anne County Court dated the 1st day of December 1731, by vertue 
Munden whereof on the day therein appointed wee have laid out the land in Differance 

vs. according to the Surveyors plott herewith, & Wee find an act of Assembly of 
Holmes this Colony of Virginia made anno 1710, Entituled an act for Settling the Ti- 
special ties & bounds of land etca: 4 the Severall clauses & provisions therein. Wee 
verdict find that sometime in February 1728, the plaintiff Munden warned or gave no- 
tice to the Defendant Holmes to Survey the land in the presence of two Wit- 
nesses vizt: Thorowgood Brinson 4 James Gittery or that he the Said Munden 
v/ould Survey the Same. Wee find that the 2 3th Sc 29th Aprill 1730, Maximilian 
Boush gentleman Surveyor of princess Anne Coionty at the request 4 Charge of 
the Said Munden Surveyed the land of the ^aid Holmes reputed one hundred acres 
Sc found therein one hundred ninty nine acres & a half & that the Said Holmes 
was desired to be present & to lay out the Surplus if any where he would & 
that Holmes answered [that] he vrould have nothing to Say to it, Munden might 
take the Surplus if any in what part he would Sc afterwards vizt: the Same day 
the Surveyor Survaided that whole Tract 

Wee find that the Surveyor the next morning run a Dividing line parting the 
one hundred acres from the ninty nine acres and a half 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH I5 

VJee find a pattent granted to the Said Munden for the Said nlnty nine aires & 
a half being the land now in Dispute dated the 23th of September 173 , & that 
the prick' d line in the Surveyors plott herewith marked A & B, is the Dividing 
line parting the one hundred acres of Holmes from the ninty nine acres & a 
half of land granted to Said Munden by the aforesaid pattent out of the Said 
tract held by Holmes after one hundred devlded as aforesaid 

Wee find the Surveyors plott herev;ith & that the black lines Surrounding the 
[13] whole is the bounds of the hundred acres of Holmes & the ninty nine & a half 

acres of land now Mundens; Wee find that the Said Holms did not procure rights 
nor pay the quitrents in arear for the Said One hundred ninty nine acres & a 
half within one year after notice to Survey by Munden as aforesaid 
Wee find that after the notice as aforesaid Holmes paid one years quitrents 
for the hundred ninty nine acres and a half Sc no more 

Wee find the Said Edward Holmes & Sarah his wife, the 23rd day of May 1730, 
brought an action of Trespass against the Said John Munden & wee find the Copy 
of verdict writt declaration & verdict for the Defendant k Judgment for his 
costs herewith annexed & to which wee refer & that the Trespass therein Com- 
plained for was the marking Sc Surveying the Same land now in Dispute, Wee find 
a Deed from Fra: Morse &. Barbara his wife to Edward Old Senior dated the 23th 
December 1711, and the Severall Clauses therein & the Indorsement thereon 
Wee find the will of Edward Old prov'd November the 5th Anno 1718, & the Sev- 
erall Clauses therein; Wee find the Depositions of Maximilian Boush, Daniel 
Barns, William Butler, & Thorowgood Brinson herewith. Wee find the Stake 
marked A, in the plot to be a Corner Stake in Mundens pattent k the place 
where Holmes stopp'd the processloners. And if on the whole matter the law be 
with the Said Munden Wee find the Line A, B, to be the Devidlng line betv/een 
Munden & Holmes otherwise wee find for Holmes the whole tract In Witness 
whereof being first Sworn before Jacob Ellegood gentleman one of the Justices 
of the peace for Princess Anne County wee have hereunto Set our hands & fixed 
our Seals this ^th day of January 173l[/2] 

Henry Snail & Seale John Saunders foreman & Seale 

Thomas Cartwright & Seale John Jay & Seale 

John Gornto Sc Seale Richard Poole & Seale 

William Mackie & Seale Francis Ackiss & Seale 

James Lamount & Seale George Williamson &. Seale 

Cnarles Smyth & Seale Robert X Huggins & Seale 

Tast Charles Sayer CI Cur 

^Parlsh'^f ^^ ^ Vestry held the 3rd of June Anno Domini 1732 

Revd: mr: Henry Barlow minister Capt: Francis Land &| „, , , 

o T « j-v. Tir 11 r Church wardens 
Col: Anthony Walke J 

Present J^^pt: Henry Chapman Mr: Chr: Burrowgh \ v„-._^ ^_ 
present |charles Sayer Capt: George KempeJ ^^^try men 

Pursuant to an order of princess ann County Court Dated the of this In- 
___-p__4-__ stant requiring us to direct processioning of Lands in our parish according to 
g__ annointed ^^^ ^'^^ °^ assembly in that behalf made, we do therefore order that the Sever- 
^^ all persons hereafter named in their Severall preslncts warn in the inhabitants 

in their divisions to goe & procession all the lands therein takeing care to 
comply with the Said act — persons appointed to perform processioning are James 
Kempe Xc Thomas Spratt [In] the North Side Eastern branch who are to begin the 
first munday in September: John Nlcklls Junior & Thomas wiles Junior South 
Side begin the 2nd munday in September: James Hunter k Thomas wishard Little 
creek begin 3rd munday: Robert Thorowgood 5c Richard Poole Western Shore, Henry 
Snaile, John Whitehurst Junior up in the woods begin ^-th munday: Charles mal- 
bone k Joel Cornick lower presinct Eastern Shore, [begin] first munday in Oc- 
tober: John Bonney, John Morse, John Dauge & John Gornto upper presinct Eas- 
tern Shore, begin the 2nd & 3rd munday in October: Richard Moy & John Corprew 
in black water to begin the Ath munday 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



16 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



Llnhavenl 
Parrishj 

[19] 



New 
members 
chosen 



Leavy 



At a Vestry held for Laying the Leavy the 29th November 1732 

inr: Henry Barlow minister Capt: Francis Land Church warden 

ICapt: John Moseley mr: Christo'r Burrowgh] 
Present -{Charles Sayer Capt: George Kempe > vestry men 
l^Capt: Robert Vaughan J 

Capt: francis Moseley & mr: James Nimmo Elected new members & haveing taken 
the oaths of Government appointed by act of parliament and to be conformable 
to the Doctrines & Decipline of the Church of England are admited vestry men 
of this parish 

The Parish . is . . Debtor 11. Tobo. 

To mr: Henry Barlow Minister Convenient 16000 

To mr: James Nimmo Clark of the Church 1500 

To mr: William Keeling dark of the Eastern Shore Chappel 1500 

To mr: Andrew Peacock dark of the upper Chappel 1500 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 1000 

To mary wishard for keeping George Griffens orphan to this time 800 

To the Collector for the Conveniency of mr: Barlows tobacco 3200 

To Capt: Anthony Moseley for makeing 3 horse blocks 150 

To James Cotten for keeping of Standlys child 300 

To the Church wardens to be by them Imploy'd to Support E: Day 600 

To mr: William Poole for work done at the Gleeb by account 500 

To James Partree for work done on the Gleeb by agreement 1200 

To the Church wardens to be imploy'd in procureing plank] 

to be laid in the gleeb house floore S:ca: J ^^^ 

To Charles Sayer Clerk of the vestery & for his account 564. 

To Capt: John Saunders for 1200 bricks for the gleeb 150 

To the fraction brought from the County Leavy 4.22 

" 4. per Ct. for caske: 4 per Ct. for accounting: on 30336 is 2430 



Cr: by 1202 Tythables -? 27-1/4 Each 
fraction to the Collector 



32754 
62 



32316 



32316 



This Day agreed with mr: James Nimmo & mr: William Keeling to Officiate as 
Clerks of the Church and Chappel the ensuing year for one thousand poiinds 
of Tobacco eachto beLeavyed for them in the next parish Leavy 



Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



17 



Llnhaven] 
Parish | 

[20] 



New 
members 
chosen 

New church 
placed 

New 
members 
chosen 



bricks to 
be made 



persons to 
agree about 
building 
the Church 

[21] 

Linhaven"! 
Parish J 



Leavy 



At a Vestery held the 11th day of August [1733] 
mr: Henry Barlow minister 



Present 



Capt: John Moseley 
Major Henry Spratt 
Capt: George Kempe 
mr: James Nimmo 



Col: Anthony Walkel pv,„^/,v, ^^■,.^^^„ 
Capt: Francis Land} ^^^^^ wardens 

mr: Christopher Burrowghl 

Capt: Thomas Haynes I „„„trv men 

Capt: Francis Moseley ' vesT;ry men 



Capt: Henry Moore, Major Maximilian Boush & Capt: Jacob EILlegood Elected new 
members & haveing taken the oaths of Government appointed by act of parliament 
and to be conformable to the doctrine & Decipllne of the Church of England are 
admlted vestry men of this parish 

Resolved by the majority of one voice that at the ferry plantation is a fit 
and Convenient place to Set a New Church at and that the Same be ther Erected 

Mr: John Bonney and mr: John Gornto Chosen New members of this vestery who 
haveing taken all the oaths of Government and to be conformable to the Doc- 
trines of the Church of England as by Law Established are admited vestry men 
of this parish 

Ordered that Col: Anthony Walke Capt: Francis Land & Capt: Francis Moseley & 
Capt: Jacob Ellegood or any two of them agree with Some person to make Sixty 
thousand bricks or more this fall towards building the new Church 

Ordered that Col: Anthony Walke Capt: Francis Land Capt: Francis Moseley & 
Capt: Jacob Ellegood put Some Estimate or value on one acre of Land at the 
ferry belonging to Charles Smyth to Erect the new Church on, he the Said Einyth 
condesending thereto; & agreeing to take the price by them Set as a full Sat- 
isfaction for the Said Land 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestry held for Laying the Leavy the 5th October 1733 
mr: Henry Barlow minister 



Col: Anthony Walkel Church wardens 
Capt: Francis Land/ 



Present ■ 



Major Henry Spratt mr: Christopher Burrowgh 

Charles Sayer Capt: George Kempe 

Capt: Francis Moseley Capt: Jacob Ellegood 

Capt: Henry Moore Major Meiximilian Boush 
_Mr: John Bonney 



vestry men 



The . . Parish . . is . . Debtor 
To the Reverend mr: Henry Barlow Convenient 
To mr: James Nimmo clerk of the Church 

To mr: William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chapel 
To mr: Andrew Peacock clerk of the upper Chapel 
To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 
To James Cotten for keeping Standlys child 
To mary wishard for keeping George Griffens child 
To Sarah Arie for nursing Katherine Knowland 
To mr: william Happer for Salivating Katherine Knowland 
To the Sherrif for the Convenlency of mr: Barlows tobo: 
To Ditto Short Last year on Ditto 
To William Harvey for keeping & Burying William Burrowgh 



li. Tobo. 

16000 

1000 

1000 

1500 

800 

800 

800 

4.00 
1375 
AOOO 

800 

750 



18 



Bigness of 
the Church 



[22] 

[Linhaven]! 
Parish j 



Brook 
clerk of 
the Church 



New Church 
placed 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
To Josiah Morris for puting blocks under the upper Chapel 
To the Church wardens to be imployed in building the new Church 
To Joseph Harman for keeping William Burrowgh per accoimt 
To the widow Sparrow for accomadating Josias Old &ca: 
To Thomas Oldner for mending the church k Pews per account 
To Charles Sayer clerk of the vestry & for his account 
To the fraction brought from the County Leavy 
" A per Cent for caske & 4- per Cent for accounting on 7104-1 



Cr: By 1233 Tythables at 62 Each 

fraction to be accounted for 



764A6 
273 



150 

40000 

50 

500 

175 

494 

447 

5633 

76724 



76724 



Ordered that Capt: Jacob Ellegood high Sherrif receive from each Tythable per- 
son in this parish Sixty two pounds of Tobacco for the parish Leavy this year 
and make payment thereof to the Severall claimors above Named 

Resolved that the New Church be Sixty five foot Long & thirty foot wide from 
Inside to Inside, The walls fifteen foot high three bricks thick from the 
foundation to the water Table & two bricks to the Top 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



At a Vestry held the 13th of November 17[33] 



rar: Henry Barlow minister 

'Col: Edward Moseley 
Capt: John Moseley 
Present -{Charles Sayer 

mr: James Nimmo 
Major Maximilian Boush 



Col: Anthony Walkel 
Capt: Francis Landj 



Church wardens 



Major Henry Spratt 
rar: Christopher Burrowgh 
Capt: Francis Moseley 
Capt: Jacob Ellegood 
mr: John Gornto 



vestrymen 



Mr: Ezra Brook haveing had a Tryall of his ability to per [form] the office of 
a clerk is approved of and now voted that he [be] admited clerk of the Church 
the Ensuing year that th[ere] be Leavied for him one thousand pounds of Tobo: 
in the next [parish] Leavy as a reward for his performing the Deuty aforesaid 

This Day unanimously resolved by the whole vestry [that] the new Church be 
built and placed where the old one [now] stands & that the Same be there Erec- 
ted 5c Set 



persons to Ordered that Col: Anthony Walke Capt: Francis Land & Capt: Jacob Ellegood or 
agree about any two [of them] agree with mr: Peter malbone on what Terms to build and fin- 
building ish the new Church Sc make articles with him and take bond for his compleating 
the Church the Said work 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



Linhavenl 
Parrishj 



At a Vestery held for laying the Leavy the 31st October 17[34] 

mr: Henry Barlow Minister Col: Anthony Walke k) ^^^^^^^ wardens 

Capt: Francis Land J 

[Capt: John Moseley 



Present i Charles Sayer 

I Capt: Henry Moore 
Irar: John Gornto 



mr: Christopher Burrowghl vestry men 
Capt: Jacob Ellegood [ 
Major Maximilian Boush j 



[23] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 19 

The . . Parish Debtor li. Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr: Henry Barlow Minister 16000 

To mr: Ezra Brooke Clerk of the Church 1000 

To mr: William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel xOOO 

To mr: Andrew Peacock clerk of the upper Chappel 1000 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 600 

To Katherine Cotton for keeping Standlys child [600] 

To mary wlshard for keeping George Griff ens child [600] 

To the Sheriff [for the] Conveniency of [Mr:] Barlows Tobo: [4OOO] 

To John Griff en for keeping Leaversage's child 2| months & eloaths 125 

To the Church wardens to be imployed in building the New Church 30000 

To the Conveniency for Ditto 07500 

To Charles Sayer Clerk of the Vestry and by accompt 00635 

To will: Oakham for Tarr and Taring the upper Chappel 00130 

" U per Cent for cask & 4- per Cent for accounting on 63190 is 5055 

Cr: By 1166 Tythables at 58| Each 63211 

The fraction carryed to the County Leavy 34- 6824-5 



68245 



Ordered that Major Maximilian Boush Sheriff Collect & Receive from Every Tyth- 
able person in this Parish fifty Eight and a half pounds of Tobacco for the 
parish Leavy this year & make payment thereof to Each Claimer as above Directed 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



Linhaven") 
Parish 1" 



At a Vestery held the 13th of May 1735 



Col: Anthony Walke") church wardens 
Capt: Francis Land/ '-fi^='^ waraens 



Present 



[mr: Chrlsto'r Burrowgh 
I Major Maximilian Boush 
I Capt: Henry Moore 
mr: John Gornto 



Charles Sayer 

Capt: Francis Moseley 

Capt: Jacob Ellegood 



• vestry men 



Prosassioners 
appointed 



[24] 



Pursuant to an order of princess ann County Court dated the 7th Instant re- 
quireing us to direct processioning of lands in our parish according to the 
act of assembly in that behalf made we do therefore order that the Severall 
persons hereafter named in their Severall presincts warn in the inhabitants 
in their divisions to go & prosession all the lands therein takeing care to 
comply with the Said act— persons appointed to perform prosessloning are 
John Nicholas the South Side Eastern branch & araos moseley North Side to begin 
the first munday in September: John Hunter & Samuel Boush little creek to be- 
gin 2nd munday in September: John Thorowgood western Shore on this Side the 
ferry James Bannister the other Side, Henry Snail & John whitehurst In the 
woods to begin 3rd munday, matthew Ellegood William Consaul Lower presinct 
Eastern Shore, Henry Leamont upper part Same presinct to begin 4th munday in 
September: John Henly Senior, James Whitehurst, Henry Da[iiley], James Spratt 

upper presinct Eastern Shore [to begin the 1st & 2nd munday in October], 

[in black water to begin the] 3rd munday in October [and that they make 

return thereof as the] act Directs 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



20 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



Linhavenl 
Parish J 



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[25] 



At a vestery held for laying the leavy the 30th Oc[tober 1735] 

Mr: Henry Barlow minister Col: Anthony Walke\ churfh wsrdpnc! 

Capt: Francis Land] ^'^^°'^ waraens 

iCapt: John Moseley mr: Chrlsto'r Burrowghj 
Charles Sayer Capt: Francis Moseley I 

mr: James Nimrao Capt: Jacob Ellegood V vestry [men] 
Major Maximilian Boush Capt: Henry Moore I 
mr: John Bonney mr: John Gornto I 

The . . Parish . . is . . Debtor 11. Tobo: 

To the reverend mr: Henry Barlow minister Convenient 16000 

To mr: Ezra Brook clerk of the Church [lOOO] 

To mr: William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel [lOOO] 

To mr: Andrew Peacock clerk of the upper Chappel [lOOO] 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop [600] 

To Katherine Cotton for keeping Standleys child 5 months [250] 

To the Collector for Convenience of mr: Barlows Tobo: [>iOOO] 

To mary wishard for keeping George Grlffens child [400] 

To mr: Christopher Burrowgh for burying Thomas Phillips [150] 

To Cockroft for keeping Glode Wltchards child [300] 

To adam Tooly for keeping Dennis Care's child 5 months [165] 

To John Rudd for keeping another of Said Cares children 5 months [225] 

To Col: Anthony Walke for Tarr oyle & paint for new Church [lOOO] 

To William Hancock for keeping Mary Kelly 7 weeks [65] 

To Benjamine Burrowgh for his relief [250] 

To Eve Etheridge for keeping Horshay's child 5 months [165] 

To the Church wardens to be imployed in finishing new Church 20[000] 

To Charles Sayer clerk of the vestry & by accompt [586] 

To Elizabeth Day for her releif [250] 

To James Langley for keeping cares child [160] 

To the Church wardens to be imployed in repairing gleeb houses []500] 

To the fraction brought from the county leavy [243] 

A per Ct: for casque & 4 per Ct: for accounting on 43931 [3918] 



Cr: By 1231 Tythables at 43: each 

By a fraction to the Collector 



52933 
[214] 



[53147] 
[53147] 



[Ordered that Collect & receive from each Tythable person in 

this] parish fourty three pounds of Tubacco being [the] parish leavy this year 
that he make payment thereof [to] every Claimor as above Directed 

This day agreed with John Griffen to '^eep Mary Grlffen the Ensuing year for 
three hundred and fifty pounds of Tobacco to be leavied for him in the next 
parish leavy. 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



21 



Linhaveni 
Parish j 



[26] 

Linhavenl 
Parish J 



On the motion of Col: Edward Moseley 'tis unanimusly agreed & Liberty given 
him to Erect a hanging Pewe on the north Side of the New Church at his own cost 
for himself his grandson mr: Edward Hack Moseley Captain Anthony & Capt: fran- 
cis Moseley' s 

Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestry held the 25th of June 1736 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col: Anthony Walke Church warden 

Present i^apt: francis Moseley Charles Sayer \ ^ggtry men 
fresent ^^^, James Nimmo Capt: Jacob EllegoodJ ^^^^^^ '"^^ 

mr: James Kempe being chosen a vestry man of this parish and haveing taken all 
the Oaths Enjoin' d and Subscrlb'd the Test is admited a member of the Said 
vestry 

This day Received from mr: Peter malbone the New Church and Do discharge him 
from his obligation of building & finishing the same, he hereby obleiging him- 
self to Stop the punk holes in the wall & fasten the Tyle if they want dureing 
the Said malbones life 

Agreed with francis Moseley to Clean the New Church for which he is to have two 
hundred pounds of Tobacco per year leavy'd in the parish Leavy to commence from 
the 9th July next 

Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestry held the 10th of Jxay 1736 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col: Anthony Walke Church warden 

{mr: Christopher Burrowgh Charles Sayer 
Capt: francis Moseley mr: James Nimmo 
Capt: Henry Moore Major Maximilian Boush J- vestry men 
Capt: Jacob Ellegood mr: John Bonney 
mr: John Gornto mr: James Kempe 



Gleeb 
house 
repaired 
&ca: 



Robinson 
build a 
Pew 



Church 
wardens 



Assignment 
of pews 



Resolved that 'tis necessary to repair the dwelling house on the Gleeb by put- 
ing brick [walls] thereto mendirg& Stoping the leaks in the roof, also that an 
addition be made On the garden Side Sixteen foot long twelve foot wide brick 
walls & chimney, and agreed with mr: James Langley to make the repair for eight 
thousand pounds of Tobo: to be leavyed this year: & for the new addition the 
Sum of Seven thousand pounds of Tobo: to be Leavyed next year 

On the motion of mr: William Robinson Liberty is given him to build a hanging 
Pew on the north Side of the new Church (& in case the family of the moseleys 
who have had the first liberty refuse to accept thereoff then the Said Robin- 
son to have the liberty of building the first Pew as aforeSald not obstructing 
the light of the windows 

Resolved that Col: Anthony Walke be continued Church warden for the Ensuing 
year & Capt: Jacob Ellegood being Elected in the room of Capt: francis Land 
'tis therefor ordered they Execute the said office particularly in placelng 
& Seating the people in the New Church 

For preserving order desency peace & Harmony in the New Church 'tis resolved 
& the vestry doe hereby assign & appoint the two upper opposite great Pews for 
the Magestrates & their wives: the next adjoyning pew on the north Side of the 
Church to the family of the Thorowgoods as their privilege in consideration of 
the gift of our gleeb by that family: the third great pew on the north Side 
for the vestry men & their wives— the pew on the north side of the Communion 
Table is assign' d to the family & Name of the Walkes as a benefit formerly 
granted them in Consideration of gifts & Services made & done by Col: Thomas 
Walke deceased & Col: Anthony Walke the Senior: the next great pew on the South 
Side for the Elder women of good repute & magestrates daughters: the other 
great pew on the Same Side for Such women as the Churchwardens with the appro- 
bation of the vestry Shall think fit to place therein 



22 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



[27] 

Persons 

apolnted 
to keep 
order &ca: 



Linhaveni 
Parish J 



Alteration 

of the New 

addition 



[28] 



Linha 
Pari 



aveni 
ish f 



Leavy 



Resolved that mr: Patrick Hackett is a fitt person to Sett up in the gallery to 
keep everybody in order & if boy's or any other person will not be restrained 
but doe any indecency he is hereby required to report Same to the Church war- 
dens who are Desired to take proper measures to punish Such disorderly person: 
Likewise mr: francis Moseley is appointed to look out of doors & if any person 
or persons are Siting & talking or Commlting any indecency dureing divine Ser- 
vice, he is hereby Impowered to Commit them to the care of the Constable & in- 
form the Churchwardens thereof to be Dealt with as the Law requires 

Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a vestry held the 2nd of August 1736 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col: Anthony Walke 1 nv^^^^v, o,=T.^^r,o 

Capt: Jacob Ellegood/ ^r^urcn waraens 



Present 



Major Henry Spratt Charles Sayer 

Capt: francis Moseley mr: James Nimmo i -ctooi-tv mar. 

Major Maximilian Boush Capt: Henry Moore f ^^^^^^ '^^^ 
jar: James Kempe 



Resolved that the 
the Gleeb Land be 
thereof agreed tha 
within the walls w 
dows, t7;o doors & 
house in every res 
have & receive the 
mentioned 



former agreement with mr: Langley for the new addition on 
altered as to the biggness of the Said building & instead 
t the Said Langley make the addition fourteen foot Square 
hich are to be of brick a chimney Starecase, two sash win- 
compleatly finish the outside and lower Roome of the Said 
pect as mentioned in the former agreement for which he is to 
Same reward and in the Same manner as in the Said agreement 

Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



At a Vestry held for laying the Leavy the 16th October 17[36] 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col: Anthony Walke \ ^^^^j^ wardens 

Major Jacob EllegoodJ 

fCapt: James Nimmo 

Present i Capt: Henry Moore 

[^Capt: James Kempe 



Charles Sayer 
mr: John Gornto 



-vestry men 



The . . Parish - . is . . Debtor 11. Tobo: 

To the Reverend Henry Barlow minister Convenient 16000 

To mr: Ezra Brook dark of the Church 1000 

To mr: williara Keeling dark of the Eastern Shore Chappel 1000 

To mr: Andrew Peacock dark of the upper Chappel 1000 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 600 

To the Collector for the Conveniency of the ministers Tobo: 4-000 

To John Grlffen for keeping his brothers child 350 

To Cockroft old for keeping Glode wltchards child 500 

To adam Tooly for keeping Dennis Cares child 400 

To John Rudd for keeping another of Said Cares children 550 

To mr: william Happer by account for Sallivating 3 persons 3200 

To Sarah Airy for keeping Dobbs in Sallivating 300 

To Eve Etheridge for keeping Horseys child 700 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegoods child 1 month 10 days 69 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To mr: Ezra Brooke per account aboute the register book 

To William Hancock for burying Mary Kelley per account 

To Josiah Tainer for biarying Patrick Burke per account 

To the Church wardens to be paid to mr: James Langley 1 
for repairing the gleeb house by agreement J 

To Charles Sayer dark of the vestry & by account 

To mr: francis Moseley for cleaning the Church &ca: 

To Joseph Harmon for keeping William Harveys child 

To mrs: margaret Land for the ballance of Capt: Lands account 

" 6 per Ct: for accoiinting & 4- per Cent: for caske on 394-04 . is 



23 



Cr: By 1256 Tythables at 34.J each 
By the fraction remaining 



43332 
12 



300 
liiO 
200 

8000 

530 

70 

250 

135 

. . 3940 

43344 
43344 



Avers agreed with Sarah Avers to keep a child belonging to Daniel Hough the Ensuing 
to keep year for which She is to have five hundred pounds of Tobo: leavyed in the next 
Hough parish Leavy 

Walke Ordered that Col: Anthony Walke pay to mrs: Eliza: Nichalson Six pounds ten 

to pay shllings & Six pence out of the parish money, it being due to her for boarding 

Nichalson & Looking after Elizabeth & Benjamin Burrowgh in the time of their Sallivation 

[29] 

Condon col- Ordered that Capt: James Condon Collect & Receive from Each Tythable person in 

lect parish this parish the Sum of 341 pounds of Tobo:— for the parish Leavy this year that 

leavy he make payment thereof to Each claimer as Directed by the Said Leavy 

Whereas Several of the inhabitants of this parish has not thought fit to ac- 
cept off, & others to keep to the Seats & pews the Church wardens have assigned 
to & placed them, in the new Church lately built; to the great disturbance & 
disorder of the congregation; to prevent which Disorder in the Said Church for 
the future, we the vestry of the Said parish have meet at the parish Church, & 
after due" consideration, have assigned & Reglster'd the adjacent persons & 
family's according to their Several Stations, the most proper Seats or pews; & 
do hereby publish & declare, that who, or whatsoever person or persons Shall 
assume to themselves a power: or take the Liberty to place themselves or otters 
in any other Seats or pews in the Said Church: Shall be Esteem' d a Disorderly 
person & may Expect to be dealt with according to Law; and we Doe further Im- 
power and appoint the Church wardens for the future to place all persons In 
the church of the Said parish 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



The old 
Church 
given for 
a School 



At a meeting of the Vestry the 2nd March 1736[/7] 



Col: Anthony Walke I church wardens 
Major Jacob EllegoodJ 



{Capt: John Moseley 
Major francis Moseley 
Capt: James Kempe 



Charles Sayer 
Capt: James Nimmo 



vestry men 



On the motion of Col: Anthony Walke that the old Church woo'd be a Convenient 
place to make a public Schoole off for instructing children in learning, that 
liberty might be given for applying It to that purpose, the vestry takelng the 
Same under their consideration & agreeing to the Said proposeall also being of 
opinion that after it is made Commodious ' twoiild be an Encouragement to induce 
a master constantly to attend thereon; doe therefore unanimously Resolve that 
the Said Church be, and it is hereby given for the use aforeSaid, and to & for 
no: other use or purpose whatsoever 



Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



2-4 

[30] 

Linhaven^ 
Parish j 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



Leavy 



At a Vestry held for laying the Leavy the 2nd November 1737 

Church wardens 



Reverend Henry Barlow Minister Col: Anthony Walke 

Major Jacob Elleg 



oodj 



Present • 



Major francls Moseley Charles Sayer "j 

Capt: James Nlmmo Capt: Henry Moore l vestry men 

inr: John Gornto Capt: James KempeJ 



The . . Parish . . is . . Debtor 
To the Reverend Henry Barlow minister Convenient 
To mr: Ezra Brooke dark of the Church 

To mr: William Keeling dark of the Eastern Shore Chappel 
To mr: andrew Peacock dark of the upper Chappel 
To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 

To the Collector for the Conveniency of the ministers Tobo: 
To John Griff en for keeping his brothers child 
To Cockroft Old for keeping Glode witchards child 
To adam Tooly for keeping Dennis Care's child 
To John Rudd for keeping another Said Care's children 



li. Tobo: 

16000 
1000 
1000 
1000 

600 
AOOO 

350 

500 

400 

500 



To mr: william Happer for Sallivating Benjamin Burrowgh &ca&per acct:1665 



To Eliza: Jenkins for looking after Mary Brown per account 

To Eve Etheridge for keeping Horsey' s child 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegood's child 

To francis Moseley for cleaning the church &ca: per Agreement 

To Joseph Harman for keeping V/illiam Harveys child 

To John Buskey for a leavy overcharg'd last year 

To Thomas Cartwrlght for keeping Simon franklins child 



137 
600 
600 
300 
500 

54 
500 



To Thomas Wishard on account Ditto's children as per ballance account 300 



To Mary Whitehurst for keeping Rachel Whitehiirst child 

To the Church wardens to be paid to James Langley for the newl 
building on the gleeb Land J 

To Charles Sayer dark of the vestry & by account 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Daniel Hough's child 

To Ditto to carry the Said child to its father per agreement 

To Joseph Harman for burying Barbara Burrowgh 

To the Church wardens to pay for the Seller on the gleeb land 

To John Harper for cureing Mary Griffen 

" fraction brought from the county leavy 

" 6 per Cent for accounting & Jt per Cent for caske on 4-0910 



300 

7000 

590 
500 
200 

IOC 

1800 

200 

2U 

A091 



A5001 



[31] 

Llnhavenl 
Parish J 



gleeb 
house 
repaired 



Linhaven"! 
Parish j 



Leavy 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
Cr: By 1270 Tythables at 35-lA each 4.4,767 

By a fraction to be accoiinted for 234 



25 



45001 



At a vestery held the 27th Jvine anno 1738 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col: Anthony Wa Ike 1 ^j^j^ wardens 

Col: Jacob Ellegood j 



Present i^apt: James Nimmo 



ICapt: Henry Moore 



Charles Bayer 
Capt: James Kempe 



} 



vestry men 



Resolved that the chamber windows of the old house on the gleeb: be glaiz'd & 
the chambers new plaister'd & whitewash' d the mllkhouse covered with good oak 
boards & the inside plaister'd, that the church wardens agree with Some proper 
person to perform the Said Service or any other Small thing necessary to the 
Said repair with liberty to the Said Churchwardens or either of them if they 
think fit to doe the Said work Sc bring in their account at the next leavy 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a vestry held for laying the Leavy the 26th October 1738 
Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col: Anthony Walks 1 



Churchwardens 



Present - 



Capt: John Moseley 
Capt: James Nimmo 
mr: John Bonney 
Capt: James Kempe 



Col: Jacob EllegoodJ 

vestry men 



Charles Sayer 
Capt: Henry Moore 
mr: John Gornto 



The . . Parish . . is . . Debtor 
To the Reverend Henry Barlow minister Convenient 
To mr: Ezra Brooke dark of the Church 

To mr: William Keeling dark of the Eastern Shore Chappel 
To mr: Andrew Peacock dark of the upper Chappel 
To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 

To the Collector for the convenlency of the ministers Tobo: 
To Cockroft old for keeping Glod wltchards child 
To adam Tooly for keeping Dennis cares child 
To John Red for keeping another Said Csires children 
To Eve Etherldge for keeping Horseys child 
To Joseph Harman for keeping William Harveys child 
To francis Moseley for cleaning the Church &ca: 
To Mary Whitehurst for keeping Rachel Whltehurst child 
To Thomas Moore for keeping Edraond Ellegoods child 
To Thomas Cartwright for keeping franklins child 
To Thomas Moor for Releif of his Sister Ann to this time 



11. Tobo: 

16000 

1000 

1000 

1000 

600 
4000 

400 

400 

500 

600 

500 

300 

300 

600 

500 

200 



27900 



26 



[32] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
Brought forward 
To Charles Sayer dark of the vestry & by accoxmt 
To Thomas Cartwrlght for keeping AnnTalner while Salivated 
To mr: Henry woodhouse for a leavy overcharg'd last year 
To mary Broughton for Releife of her 3 children 
To mary morris for keeping another Said Broughtons children 
To Capt: James Condon for Insolvants per account 

6 per Ct: for Collecting & A per Ct: for casque on 29718 



27900 

[730] 
200 
AS 
600 
200 
2^0 

2971 



Linhaveni 
Parish j 



Pror-ession- 
Ing apptd: 



[33] 

New 
members 
elected 

Smoke 
house 
built 



Cr: By 1327 Tythables at 24.J Each 

fraction carryed to the county leavy 



32511 
178 



32689 
32689 



Ordered that Capt: Charles Malbone Sheriff Receive from each Tythable person 
in this parish the Sum of twenty four & a half pounds of Tobacco being the 
parish leavy this year & make payment thereof to each Claimor as above di- 
rected 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a vestry held the 10th of May 1739 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col: Anthony Walke I 



Present \ ?,^tl}^^rl^j^^l. 



\Capt: James Kempe 



Col: Jacob Ellegood/ Churchwardens 
Ni^oj vestry men 



Capt: James 
mr: John Gornt 



Pursuant to an order of princess ann Coiinty Court requiring us to Cause a pro- 
cessioning of land in our parish according to the act of assembly we doe there- 
fore order that the Several persons hereafter named in their Several presincts 
warn in the inhabtants In their divisions to goe & procession all the lands 

therein takeing care to comply with the Said act Persons appointed to 

perform processioning are William Hancock & Nathaniel Nicholas on the South 
Side of the Eastern branch, Tully Robinson Smyth & Charles Smyth the north 
Side to begin the first Munday in September: Thomas Hunter & George Wishard in 
little Creek to begin the 2nd munday: Thomas Haynes & James Hunter the lower 
part of the western Shore: Thomas Langley & John fentris the upper part to be- 
gin the 3rd munday: matthew Pallet, Lemuel Cornick & adam Hayes in the Lower 
preslnct of the Eastern Shore to begin the 4th munday: Thomas Spratt & William 
morris the upper part of the upper preslnct of the Eastern Shore, Peter mal- 
bone, Thomas morse & Thomas ward Junior the lower part of that preslnct to 
begin the first & Second mundaysin October, Kitely Roe & Robert Reed in black 
water to begin the third munday in October & that they make return thereof as 
that act Directs 

Resolved that Capt: Nathaniel Newton, mr: Edward Hack Moseley, mr: John Hunter 
mr: adam Tooly, mr: John Whitehurst, mr: Job Gasklng & & mr: George Wishard be 
appointed vestry men of this parish if they think fit to Quallify for the Same 

Resolved that a New Smoke house be built on the gleeb Land to be twelve foot 

Square with good oak boards that the Church wardens or either of them agree 

with a workman to perform the Said work on the best Terms they can for money 



Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



Linhavenl 
Parish J 



Leavy 



[34] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
At a vestry held for laying the Leavy the 15th October 1739 
Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col: Jacob Ellegood Church warden 



27 



Present • 



Charles Sayer Capt: James Nlmmo 

Capt: Henry Moore Capt: James Kempe 

Major Nathaniel Newton mr: Job Gasking 
mr: John Hxinter 



vestry men 



The . . Parish . . is . . Debtor 
To the reverend Henry Barlow Convenient 
To mr: Ezra Brooke Clark of the Church 

To mr: willlam Keeling dark of the Eastern Shore Chapel 
To mr: Andrew Peacock dark of the upper Chappel 
To Lawrence Dauley for keeping John Bishop 

To the Collector for the Conveniency of the ministers Tobo: 
To Cockroft Old for keeping Glode witchards child 
To adam Tooly for keeping Dennis Cares child 
To John Redd for keeping another Said Cares children 
To Eve Etherldge for keeping Horsey' s child 

To Eliz: Harmon for keeping Harveys child ass[igned] to John Harper 
To francis Moseley for Cleaning the Church S:ca: 
To M[ary] Whitehurst for keeping Rachel Whitehurst child 
To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegoods child 
To Thomas Cartwright for keeping franklins child 
To Thomas Moore for Releif of his sister 
To James Brock for keeping E: Milasons Child 3 months 
To mr: William Happer for Salllvating Broughtons wife 
To Mary Scady for keeping Barrlngtons child 10 months 
To Anthony Williamson for keeping the Same child 3 months 
To James fentris for keeping Isdells child 1 year 
To Henry Moore for cleaning Eastern Shore chapel & Spring 
To Charles Sayer dark of the vestry & by accompt 
To John Harper for cureing Ann Goughs foot 
To Willis Nicholas for keeping Barrlngtons child 6 weeks 
To wm: fentris Junior for keeping E: Milason when she lay in 1 month 
To the Churchwardens to be imployed towards a New chappel at pungo 



11. Tobo: 

16000 

1000 

1000 

1000 

600 
4.000 

300 

400 

400 

500 

400 

300 

300 

600 

400 

400 

266 
1000 

250 
75 

500 

100 

520 

200 

150 

200 
12000 



To Ditto to provide pullpit doth & cussion & doth for the Table 4OOO 
To a fraction from the county leavy 11 & to the Sheriff to acot: for 3: 14 
6 per Ct: for accounting & 4 per Ct: for caske on 46361 4636 



Cr: By 1343 Tythables at 38-1/4 per pole 



51561 



51561 



28 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



Cribb 
built 



Llnhav 
Par 



aven 1 
Ish J 



chappel 
ulaced 



Bigness 

of the 

Chappel 



[35] 



agreement 
with James 
for cappel 



Llnha 
Parr 



veni 
IshJ 



Ordered that Capt: James Kempe Sheriff Receive from Each Tythable person In 
this parish 38-1/4. pounds of Tobo: for the parish leavy this year & make pay- 
ment thereof to each clalmor as above Directed 

Resolved that a good crlbb of twelve foot long be built on the gleeb Land to 
be made with good mauld popler pelces that the Churchwardens agree with Some 
person to Doe the Same as Soon as posable 

Test Charles Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



At a Vestry held the first day of March 1739[/ii0] 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col. Anthony Walke \ 

Col. Jacob Ellegoodj 



Churchwardens 



Present ■ 



Charles Sayer 
Mr. John Gornto 
Mr. John Hunter 
Mr. George Wishart 



Capt. Henry Moore ~| 

Mr. Job Gasklng I 

Capt. James Condon p^^^^^™^'^ 

Mr. Adam Tooly I 



Resolved that at William Dyers Is the most convenient place to build a new 
chappel (Excepting the black water preslnct, who are Excluded from paying any 
part of the Cost or charge of building the same Except what is already Leavyed 

Resolved that the New chappel be built fifty foot long Twenty five foot wide 
within the walls, which is to be of brick, 4 fifteen foot hlght, covered with 
heart cypress Shingles, & a gallery of fifteen foot long; three large sash win- 
dows on the north side & two on the south side, two over the communion table, 
two small ones at the end where the gallery is, three large wainscot pews, two 
on the north side & one on the south side, the wall to be two & a half bricks 
thick from the foundation to the water table & two bricks from that to the top 
of the wall; & round the Communion table to be neatly rall'd k banistred 

Agreed with James James to build the aboveSald chappel for the sum of three 
hundred Twenty two pounds Ten shillings which is to be compleatly finished 
According to art 

Ordered that Anthony Walke, Jacob Ellegood, Nathaniel Newton, John Bonney, & 
John Gornto gentlemen sometime in this month repair to the plantation of Will- 
iam Dyers, to view & resolve on the place where to Erect the new Chappel 

Test Arthur Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestry held for laying the leavy the l>ith October 174-0 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Col. Anthony Walke \ Churchwardens 

Col. Jacob Ellegood J 



Present' 



Capt. James Kempe Mr. John Bonney 

Mr. John Gornto Mr. John Hunter 

[Mr. John Whitehurst Mr. George Wishart 
Mr. Job Gasklng 



•Vestrymen 



The Parrish is Debtor 

To the reverend Henry Barlow minister convenient 

To Mr. Ezra Brooke clerk of the Church 

To Mr. William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Mr. Andrew Peacock clerk of the upper Chapel 

To Lawrence Dawley for keeping John Bishop 

To the collector for Conveniency of the ministers Tobo: 

To Cockroft Old for keeping Glode Whitchards child 

To Adam Tooly for keeping Dennis Cares child 



11. Tobo: 

16000 

1000 

1000 

1000 

600 

4000 

150 

400 



[36] 



Parrish' s 
agreement 
with Tho- 
rowgood 



Llnhaven] 
Parrish f 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
To John Red for keeping another of the Said Cares Children 
To Eve Etheridge for keeping Horseys child 
To Eliza: Harmon for keeping Harvey & Baringtons children 
To Francis Moseley for Cleaning the Church &ca: 
To Mary Whitehurst for keeping Rachel THiltehursts child 
To Thomas Moore for keeping Edraond Ellegoods child 
To Thomas Cartwrlght for keeping Franklins child & Thomas Gilbert 
To John Consolvo for keeping Thomas Gilbert 
To Anne Moore for releif of Anne Moore 
To Iliff Brock for keeping Elizabeth Milasons child 
To Mr. William Happer for Sallivating Mrs. Allen &ca: 
To Capt. William Keeling for Cleaning chappel &ca: 
To the Church wardens towards building a Chappie at pungo 
To William Clancy for keeping & burying Isdells child 
To Ruth Sparks for keeping her own child 
Fraction from the County leavy 
6 per Ct. for Accounting & 4- per Ct. for cask on 55279 

Cr. By 1232 Tythables at 19| per pole 24-999 

By 1377 ditto at 26 per pole *■ 35802 

Fraction to be allowed the sherlf next year 329-3A 



29 
300 
500 
450 
300 
150 
500 
1 mo: 400 
200 
400 
500 
1720 
159 
25000 
250 
300 

324-3/4 
5527 



61130-3/4. 



6113 0-3A 



Ordered that Capt. James Kempe Sherif receive from each Tythable person in this 
parrish nineteen & a half & Twenty six pounds of Tobo: for the parrish leavy 
this year, & make payment thereof to each claimer as above Directed. 

On the petition of Mr. Francis Thorowgood liberty is given him to take of[f}, 
a house built by the said Francis, on the land belonging to this parrish, & 
that the Church wardens make a lease to the said Francis for the said land for 
Twenty one years, Sc that at the Expiration of the said lease the said Thorow- 
good is to pay to the said parrish the sum of foior pounds ten shillings or 
build a house of that value on the said parrish land 

Test Arthur Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestry held for laying the Leavy the l5th October 1741 
Reverend Henry Barlow Minister ^ux. nnuii^.i^ najLi^c ^ Church Wardens 



Col. Anthony Walke 
Col. Jacob Elleg 



f Capl 
■I Mr. 

[^Capi 



ke 1 
ood I 



Capt. James Kempe Mr. John Bonny "j 
Present -{Mr. John Whitehurst Mr. Job Gasklng VVestry men 
Capt. James Condon J 



The Parrish Dr: 

To the Reverend Henry Barlow Convenient 

To Mr. Ezra Brooke Clerk of the Church 

To Capt. William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 



li. Tobo: 
16000 
1000 
1000 



30 



[37] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAATEN PARISH 
To Mr. Andrew Peacock clerk of the Uper Chappel 
To Lawrance Dawley for keeping John Bishop 
To the Collector for Conveniency of the ministers Tobo: 
To Adam Tooly for keeping Dennis Cares Child 
To John Redd for keeping another of Said Cares Children 
To Eve Etheridge for keeping Horseys child 
To Francis Moseley for Cleaning the Church &ca: 
To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegoods child 
To Thomas Cartvn-ight for keeping Franklins Child 
To James Moore for keeping Anne Moore 
To Eliza: Harman for keeping Baringtons Child 
To Capt. William Keeling for cleaning Chappel 
To Doctor William Rapper per account 
To Michaell Fentrissfor keeping Aron Sugg's Child 
To William Oakham for keeping Eliza: Oakhams child 
To William Bodman for keeping Mary Buttery 
To the Church wardens towards building a Chappel at Pungo 
To Edward Sharp for keeping Sc burying Thomas Moore 
To Elizabeth Nicholson per Account 
To Arthur Sayer Clerk of the Vestry & by account 
To George Wishart for Insolvants 

To William Dale for making coffen &ca: for James Smith 
To John Keeling for burying ditto &ca: 
To Mary Morris towards her releif 

To Thomas Hill Junior for Cleaning Spring Eastern Shore Chappel 
To Batson T^hitehurst for keeping & burying Thomas Gilbert 
6 per Ct: for accounting & 4 per Ct: for cask on 63373 



Cr: By Francis Spratt & John Chapman 

By 1331 Tythables a 35-3/A per pole 
By 1291 Ditto ? 15 per pole 
Fraction carryed to the County leavy 



350 
4937A-3A 
19365 

624-lA 



1000 
700 

4000 
400 
300 

400 

300 

400 

300 

200 

200 

100 

7104 

400 

1000 

800 

20000 

350 

3075 

1030 

2095 

60 

134 

250 

50 

645 

6337 

69710 



69710 



Ordered that MaJ. Nathaniel Newton Sherlf receive from each Tythable person in 
this parrish 50-3/4 of tobo: (Except Blackwater v.ho are to pay only 35-3/4) as 
above for the parrish Leavy this year & make payment thereof to each Claimer 
as above directed 

Col. Anthony Walke haveing this day setled his account v;ith this Parrish (the 
bsllance of v.'hich due in his favour) is Sixteen pounds eight Shillings & Six 
pence therefore Ordered he be allowed the Same 



[33] 

Linhaven') 
Parrish r 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYMHAVEN PARISH 



At a Vestry held for laying the Leavy the lAth October 1742 

Reverend Henry Barlow Minister Col. Anthony V/alke \ nv,„„„v,„,„^j„„„ 

Col. Jacob Ellegood| ^nurchwardens 



31 



fMr. Job Gasking 
Present •! Capt. James Nimmo 
I Mr. John Gornto 



Mr. John Hiinter "j 

Capt. James Condon I Vestry men 



The Parrish is Dr: 

To the reverend Mr. Henry Barlow minister Convenient 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Church 

To Capt. William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappell 

To Mr. Andrew Peacock clerk of the Uper Chappell 

To the Colector for conveniency of the ministers tobo: 

To Adam Tooly for keeping Dennis Cares Child 

To Eve Etheridge for keeping Horseys child 

To Francis Moseley for cleaning the Church 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegoods child 

To Capt. Keeling for cleaning Eastern Shore Chappell 

To Michael Fentriss for keeping Aron Sugg's child 

To William Oakham for keeping Eliza. Oakhams child 

To the Churchwardens towards building a Chapel at pungo 

To Arthur Sayer Clerk of the vestry & per account 

To Mary Morris towards her relelf 

To Henry Lamount per account 

To John Ashby for keeping his father & wifes mother 

To Capt. James Condon for Insolvants 

To Mr. George Wlshart for Ditto 

To John Lamount for service done Richard Adams 

To Anne Williams for keeping Anne Moore 

To William Carrell for keeping James James 

To Doctor Happer per account 

To Doctor Robert Paterson per ditto 

To Worsen Alderson for keeping Thomas Berry to this time 

To Thomas Cartwright for Nursing Francis Cotton 

To Eliza. Harmon for keeping Baringtons child 

To John Harvey towards cure of his wife 

6 per Ct. for accounting & A per Ct. for cask on 4,5059-'^ 



11. Tobo: 
16000 
1000 
1000 
1000 
4000 
400 

400 

300 
400 

100 

500 

500 
12000 

480 

400 

180 

500 
11445 
1049%- 

265 

150 

300 

490 

900 

100 

500 

200 

800 
4505 



49564V4 



32 



[39] 



Ltnhaven I 
Parrish i 



VESTRT BOOK. OF LYNNTy.YEN PARISH 
Cr: Ey 1^25 Tythables 1 26f per pole 
By 1334- Ditto 3 S^^. per ditto 
fraction Carryed to the Coimty Leavy 



377621 
11672J 
129Vil 



L95(>t^U 



Ordered that Capt. Jaaies Condon Sherif receive from each Tythable person thir- 
ty five k one quarter pounds of tobo: (Except black water Trho are to pay only 
2t\'^ as above for the parrish Leavy this Year k make payment thereof "to Each 
Claimer as Above directed 

Agreed with Pead widow to keep Anne Harvey Daughter of George Harvey De- 
ceased the Ensuing Year for fifty Shillings to be paid out of the Said Harveys 
Estate if sufficient. 

Agreed with VTilliam Pesd to keep Elizabeth another of the sd Harveyfe Daughters 
the Ensuing year at forty shillings to be paid as above 

Agreed with Msry Dudly to keep Mary another of the said George's Daughters the 
Ensuing Year for thirty shillings & to be paid as above 

Test Arthur Bayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestry held for laying the leavy the 12th October 111,3 

Reverend Henry Barlow minister Colo. Anthony Walkel churchwardens 

Colo. Jacob EllegoodJ 



Prese 



.{ 



Mr. Job Gasking Mr. John Hunter 
Major Nathaniel Newton Mr. John Whitehurst 



}vest: 



try Men 

The Parrish is Debtor 

To the Reverend Mr. Henry Barlow minister Convenient 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Church 

To Capt. William Keeling Clerk Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Mr. Andrew Peacock Clerk of the Dpper Chappel 

To the Collector for Conveniency of the Ministers tobo: 

To Francis Moseley for cleaning the Church Scca: 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegoods child 

To Capt. William Keeling for keeping clean Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Michaell Fentrlss for keeping Aron Sugg's child 

To William Oakham for keeping Eliza. Oakhams child 

To Mary Morris towards her relelfe 

To John Ashby for keeping his father 5: wifes mother 

To John Lamount for Richard Adams 

To Worsen Alderson & William Spann for keeping Thomas Berry 

To Elizabeth Herman as per account 

To William Dyer for cleaning uper chappel & boarding Wlggln 

To Capt. Ajithony Moseley as per account 

To James Blair for cure of Abigail Cotton 

To Francis Moseley for keeping Sc Burying Elizabeth Algrove [?] 



11. Tobo: 
16000 
1000 
1000 
1000 
4000 

300 

400 

100 

500 

400 

400 

500 
800 
400 
550 
100 
250 
SOD 
364 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYWNHAVEN PARISH 

To Major Nathaniel Newton as per account 180 

To Capt. John Hutchlngs as per ditto 353 

To John Holt for keeping his mother 200 

To Eliza. Harman for care of Henry Chapman 100 

To Sarah Whitehurst as per account 195, 

To Francis Ackiss for one leavy overcharged formerly 45 

To John Fentriss for keeping & Burying Robert Pelrt 300 

To Edward Broughton for making coffen for Henry Chapman 25 

To Peter & Solomon Malbone for cure of their brother Reod[orick?] 1000 

To Elizabeth Nicholson as per account 400 

[4.0] To Thomas Cartwright for keeping Francis Cotton 250 

To John Burfoot for additional work to upper Chappell 3000 

To Capt. James Condon for Insolvants (from Mr. Wishart) 832 

To ditto Insolvants, his own 2500 

To Sarah Smyth for work done on the Gleeb house 15P 
To Doctor Paterson for salivating Eliza. Williams (& Sarah Daiiley bal.)992 

To Barbara Keeling for Nursing Eliza. Williams 356 

To Arthur Sayer Clerk of the Vestry & by account 896 

To Thomas Grainger for making & fixing a [sun]DialLat the Church 400 
To Col: Anthony Walke for ballance his account (remainder to be acctd)2000 

To John Key for keeping Eliza. Dauley 123 
To the Church wardens to pay William Wlggin for painting Church Scca: 21732 

6 per Ct. for accounting & 4 per Ct. for cask on 50337| 5033 



33 



Cr: By 1435 Tythables @ 38 per pole 

fraction Carryed to the County Leavy 



53290 



80j 



55370J 
55370J 



Ordered that Capt. Thomas Walke Sherlf receive from each Tythable person thir- 
ty eight poxinds of tobo: as above for the parrish Leavy this Year and make 
payment thereof to Each claimer as above directed 

Test Arthutr Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 



At a Vestry held the 9th March 1743 [/4] 

Reverend Henry Barlow Minister Colo. Anthony Walke ( ^v, , j 

Colo. Jacob EllegoodJ ^nurchwaraens 

fCapt. James Nimmo 
Mr. John Bonney 
Mr. John Gornto 
Mr. George Wishart 



Mr. Job Gasking 
Mr. John Whitehurst 
Major Nathaniel Newton 



Vestrymen 



34 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



[41] 



Linhavenl 
Parish | 



Pursuant to an Order of princess Anne County Court requiring us to cause a pro- 
cessioning of all land in our parrish according to the act of assembly. We do 
therefore order that the Severall persons hereafter named in their Severall 
presincts warn In the Inhabitants in their divisions to goe & procession all 
the lands therein taking care to Comply with the said act. Persons appointed 
to perform processioning are Nathaniel McClanahan & Tully Robinson on the north 
side of the Eastern branch, John Shipp k Tully Moseley the south side, Adam 
Thorowgood ^ Adam Lovett the lower part Western Shore, Arthur 5c Charles White- 
hursts Upper part. James Ashley & Henry Jimason little creek. Henry Consolvo, 
John Lovett, Thomas Keeling & George Stiring the loT/er part of the Eastern 
Shore, John Russell, Henry Dauley, Henry Spratt, John James Upper part, Israel 
Kaller k John Simmons In black water to begin the 27th March and that they 
make return thereof According to Law. 

Itr. Dauly Latter having had a Tryall of his ability to perform the office of a 
Clerk is approved of, & now voted that he be admited clerk of the upper Chap- 
pel the Ensuing year &ca: 

Thomas Walke, Anthony Moseley & John V.Tiltehead being chosen as vestry men of 
this parrish k having taken the oaths Enjoyned and Subscribed the Test are Ad- 
mited members of the said vestry 

Arthur Sayer Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestry held for Laying the leavy24th October 174,4 

Mr. Henry Barlow Minister Colo. Jacob Ellegood Churchwarden 



Present 



Mr. Edward Hack Moseley Capt. Anthony Moseley 

Mr. John Hunter Mr. John Whitehurst }■ Vestry men 

Mr. John Gornto Mr. Job Gasking I 



The Parrish is Debtor 

To the Reverend Mr. Henry Barlow minister 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger clerk of the Church 

To Capt. William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Mr. Dauley Latter clerk of the Upper Chappel 

To the Collector for the Convenlency of the ministers tobo: 

To Francis Moseley for Cleaning the Church &ca: 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegood child 

To Capt. V/illiam Keeling for Cleaning the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Michael Fentriss for keeping Aron Sugg's child 

To William Oakham for keeping Eliza. Oakhams child 

To Mary Morris towards her releif 

To John Ashby for keeping his wlfes mother 

To Paul Riggby for keeping Thomas Berry 

To Elizabeth Harmon for keeping Knowlend child 

To William Dyer for cleaning Upper Chappel & Sinking a well 

To John Holt for keeping his mother 

To Thomas Cartv/right for boarding Benjamin Burrowgh 

To Edward Brovm for keeping Axtead's [?] wife & 3 children 

To Tully Robinson Smyth for one leavy overchargd last Year 

To vailiam Horsley for ditto 



11. Tobo: 

16000 

1000 

1000 

1000 

4000 

300 

400 

100 

400 
400 
400 
500 

450 
550 
270 
500 
500 
775 

6l3A 



[43] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYTraHAVEN PARISH 35 

To Doctor Happer for Sallivstlng Katherine Cotton the 2nd time 510 

To Arthur Sayer Clerk of the Vestry & per account 900 
To the Churchwardens (for Oden Whitehurst & Henry Chapmans Estate) 1265 

To ditto for repairs on the Gleeb houses 2000 

To Cockroft Old for keeping another of Knowlands Children 500 

To ditto for keeping James Barbers child about 3 months 125 

To John Lamount for keeping Richard Adams 300 

To Doctor Paterson for service done Edward Ward 100 

To Barbara Keeling for nursing ditto 100 

To Capt. James Condon for Insolvants 560 

6 per Ct. for accounting & 4- per Ct. for cask on 355285 3552 



Cr: By 1482 Tythables ^ 26V4. per pole 38902| 390302 

fraction carryed to the County leavy 173 39O8O5 



[42] Ordered that Mr. Charles Smyth Sherif receive from Each Tythable person Twenty 
six i one quarter pounds of tobo. as Above for the parrish leavy this year, & 
make payment thereof to Each claimer as Above directed. 

Jacob Ellegood 

In Obedience to An Order of Princess Ann County Court Bearing Date the 4th Jtily 
1744 We of the Jury have met upon the Land in Dispute Between Major Solomon 
Wilson & Capt. James Moore & having Weighed their papers & Evidence to us Pro- 
duced & According to the Same/have with the Surveyor of the said County Laid 
Out the said Land as tolloweth towit Begining at a Markt Oak Near to Spratts 
Landing thence Runing along the Division Line that was Formerly made Between 
Francis & Thorowgood Spratt North East 60 deprees One Hundred & Sixty five 
pole to a red OakNear the New Road Cleared by the said Major Solomon Wilson 
thence North West 15 degrees to the beaver Dams & adjoining to Henry Holmes 
Thence binding upon the said Holmes & Chapmans Creeks According to their Nat- 
ural Bounds to the first Begining Oak Containing One HundredAcres Being set 
apart by us for said Wilson & this our report Given Under our hands this 1st 
day of August 174.4- 

William Hancock Senior & Seal James Carraway & Seal 

Edward Denby & Seal Henry Holmes & Seal 

John Nicholas & Seal William Dennie k Seal 

Nathaniel McClenahan & Seal Tully R. Smith & Seal 

John Harper & Seal James Langley & Seal 

James Williamson & Seal James Williams & Seal 



James Nimmo Surveyor k Seal 



p„__.-_y,V At a Vestry held for laying the Leavy the l^th October 1745 

Reverend Mr. Henry Barlow Minister Colo. Anthony Walke 1 pi, vi =, Hone 

Colo. Jacob Ellegood| i-nurcnwaraens 

Mr. Job Gasking Mr. John Hunter "\ 

Present-! '^''- John Whitehurst Mr. John Gornto I Vestrymen 
t-resenL-j ^^p^. Qgorge Wlshsrt Capt. Anthony Moseley [ ^^^^^^" 
^Capt. James Nimmo J 

The Parrish is Dr: [11. Tobo:] 

To the Reverend Mr. Henry Barlow Convenient 16000 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger clerk of the Church 1000 



36 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Capt. William Keeling clerk [of the] Eastern Shore Chappel 1000 

To Mr. Dauley Latter Clerk of the Upper Chappel 1000 

To the Collector for Convenlency of the ministers tobo. 4,000 

To Francis Moseley for cleaning the Chiirch &ca. ' 300 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegood's child 300 

To Capt. William Keeling for cleaning Eastern Shore Chappel 100 

To Michael Fentriss for keeping Aron Suggs child ^00 

To William Oakham for keeping Eliza. Oakhams child 250 

To John Lamount for keeping Richard Adams 204, 

To Willia.m Dyer for cleaning the Upper Chappel well 200 

To John Holt for keeping his mother 800 

To Sarah Whitehurst for keeping Francis Cotton 300 

To John Williams for keeping his Grandson 200 

To William Crorapton for making George Williams coffen 75 

To Dauley Latter for Reading burial over Thomas Berry 50 

To Henry Lamount & Nelly Jones for keeping Richard Adams 11 months 600 

To John Casteel for keeping Francis Ellegoods child 400 

To Horatio Woodhouse for tarring the Upper Chappel 100 

To Edmond Absolum for keeping one of Katherine Knowlands children 200 

To Thomas Cartwright for keeping Sc Burying Anne Douton 200 

To Barbara Keeling for keeping Katherine Knowland child 400 

To Doctor William Happer as per account 2990 

To the Church wardens to be laid out in repairs on the Gleeb 10000 

To Alexander Jameson towards his support 400 

To John Ashby for keeping his father & wifes mother 500 

To Cockroft Old for keeping another Knowlands children 500 

To John Whitehead for keeping Thomas Berry about 6 months 500 

To doctor James Blair for Sallivating Elizabeth Spann 500 

To Henry Moore for boarding ditto 500 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger for reading buriall Williams & Horsley 100 

To William Martin for making coffen for said Williams 50 

To Thomas Cartwright for nursing Robert Taylor 500 

To Arthur Sayer Clerk of the Vestry & by account 360 

6 per Ct. for accounting & 4 per Ct. for cask on 53479 5347 

Cr: By 1491 Tythables ? 39-1/4 per pole 58521 58826 

fraction carryed to the County leavy 305 58326 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



37 



[U] 



Linhaven) 
Parrish J 



[A5] 



Ordered that Capt. William Cox Sherif receive from Each Tythable Thirty nine & 
one quarter pounds of Tobo. for the parrish leavy this Year & make payment 
thereof to Each clalmer as Above directed 

At a Vestry held for laying the Leavy the 9th day of October 174.6 

The Reverend Mr. Henry Barlow Col. Anthony Walke& 1 churchwardens 

Col. Jacob Ellegood J 

I Mr. Job Gasking Capt. James Kempe"] 
Present -j Major Nathaniel Newton Mr. John Gornto I- Vestry men 
(_Capt. Anthony Moseley Mr. John Hunter I 



The Parrish is Dr. 

To the reverend Mr. Henry Barlow minister Convenient 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Chiorch 

To Capt. William Keeling clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Mr. Doyley Latter clerk of the Upper Chappel 

To the Collector for Conveniency of the ministers tobo. 

To Robert Whitehurst for cleaning the Church 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegoods child 

To Capt. William Keeling for cleaning Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Michael Fentriss for keeping Aron Suggs child 

To Mullatto Nell for keeping Richard Adams 

To William Dyer for Cleaning Upper Chappel & well 

To John Holt for keeping his mother 

To John Ashby for keeping his wifes mother 

To Edmond Absolum for keeping one of Katherine Knowlands Children 

To Cockroft Old for keeping another K: Knowlands children 

To Thomas Moore senior for Coffen & burying John Marsh 

To widow Marsh for keeping John Marsh' s child 

To Mr. Barlow 1 leavy overchargd last year 

To Barbara Keeling for nursing Katherine Knowland 

To Alexander Jimason towards his releif 

To Arthur Sayer as by accoimt 

To Mr. Doyley Latter for reading burial Marsh & wife 

6 per Ct. for Accounting & 4. per Ct. for cask on 28977J 



Cr. By 1496 Tythables 'S 21-1/4 per pole 

Fraction Carryed to the County leavy 



31790 
Hi 



[li. Tobo.] 

16000 

1000 

1000 

1000 

4000 

300 

200 

100 

200 

300 

200 

300 

500 

500 

500 

40 

250 

67i 

700 

300 

460 

60 

2897 



31874J 
313741 



Resolv'd that a fram'd poarch of Eight foot long Sc six foot wide be built at 
the door of the dwelling house at the gleeb, & to be shingled, the work plain, 
& windoe shutters made for the windoes below & two flooers above to be made 
good. 



33 



T. 1n>|g — oT-.l 



[46] 



A* £ Yestry held for laying 



Pre sen." 



■I ^Ir. John BonnsT 



:e=T7 rhe lAth lay of 

7:1: . Anthony WaUce 
7"1'. *sc3b ^"'l^r'^i 

Capz. Jaaes ?>ir:;: "] 
Mr. John GcmtD vT 



itDber l-_7 



-ur^nwaraens 



rr.e Parrish ^is] Dr: 

To the ?.=Terer.l Itr. Henrv Barlow Convenient 

To l£r. Ir.c-as 1-rainger Tleri of the Church 

To "apt. William 599lln.£ ri=r> of "iis Zas-em Shore Ch£ 

To Mr. Doyley 1=-Tsr Cler> Df the Upper Chapel 

To ilr. C=s2n IfDore Clerk of the Upper Chapel 6 Bonths 

Z: '.'r.a Collector for Collecting the Ministers Toho: 

7: ?.:bsrt Whiter.jjr = t f:r ileaning the Church 

T: rr.r^as 3an>= for keeping Benjaaln Borrowgh 



-3 .-_5; Its..: 



.32 LCarsh fir keerin; 
To Tho:i=5 ¥;;re for keer' 



'z'r-. Varsh an infant 

• Zi=3ni Ill?r::i3 child 



Tre. 



To John Lanrur.t f:r kesring .-.irhari Aians 

To Willian Tyer f:r cleaning -he Tzier Tharre 

To -John HoIt fcr -;ee;i-g his rrzher 

To John Ashby for keeri-g his ififes ::;:ther 

To Cockroft Oli for ke-ti-g r:- ;r -ii .-.lands Child 

To Willias ra = :n for keerir.g .':hn iSilliaas 

Tr rarhara ^leeli'g for keeping i- S'ir~'i~^ '■' - ---~iino Snowland 

t: '^illiajB Wiggin fcr painting & Glasir.g Z-leer i::a. 

To Doctor Happe; a= hy airsun- 

To Arthur Sayer Tlerk of the res^ry k hy s::ojnt 



Ir the P.evsreni ILr. Hocert Diikson CorkTenient 

To the Colleotrr for ConTsnienoy cf iitto 

6 per Ct. for Ac::c-jn':lng i: _ per :-. frr oask on 51375 

:r: ry L _■ :.:-..= :le= ^ 22 per pole 33946 

Fraction Carryed to the Connty Leayy 236 



[li. Tobo.] 
12000 
1000 
1000 

340 
500 
3000 
300 
300 
400 
200 
100 

200 

300 

500 

500 

400 

200 

340 

205 

650 

340 
1000 
4000 
1000 
3107 



34132 
34132 



Ordered that the Sherif receive fro» Each Tytlmble person ir. 
seventeen and a >>aTf [sic] pounds of neat Toho. being the par 
year i' sake payment thereof to 3seh claiaser as above direeten 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



39 



Llnhavenl 
Parrishj 



[hi] 
Linhaven^ 
Parrishj 



[43] 

Linhaven] 
Parrlsh r 



Pursuant to an Act o*" Assembly directing the processioning of Lands we do Or- 
der that the severall persons hereafter named, do warn in the Inhabitants in 
their Severall precincts to go & Procession all the Lands therein, taking 
care to Comply with the said act, k to continue from their begining untill 
they shall fully Compleat the Same. Persons appointed to perform the said 
processioning are William Robinson & John Ince[?] for the northside of the 
Eastern Branch, John Scott & William Martin the south side, John Moore & Adam 
Keeling for the lower precinct of the Eastern Shore, John Gornto junior, John 
Booth, Josias Morris junior & James Malbone for the Upper precinct of the 
Eastern Shore, Jonathan Saunders & James Ashley for Little Creek, Argall Tho- 
rowgood & John Harper junior, Arthur Whitehurst & Lemuel Fentriss son of John 
for the western Shore precinct, James Blair & John Simons for black water 
precinct 

Anthony Walke 



At a Vestry held the 13 day of July 174.8 
The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister 



Present 



(Maj 
Mr. 
Maj 



jor Nathaniel Newton 

Job Gasking 
jor Thomas Walke 



Capt. James Kempe 
Capt. James Nimmo 
Mr. John Whitehurs 



Col. Anthony Walke Churchwarden 
estrymen ' 



h 



Resolved that the flooers of the old part of the Gleeb house above & below, 
be new laid, the uper flooers to be grovd, the under flooers only square Joynti 
new Sleepers, the roof to be new Shingled, & the dormands to be made Sash 
lights, new door case for the front doors k a poarch Eight by six foot well 
shingled to be built over the Same, the other outward doors to have Shells 
over them, k all the out doores to be made new, the wi[n]does to be mended & 
new Shetters made below, poarch over the seller door to be repaird 



Anthony Walke 



At a Vestry held the 30th day of July 1748 
The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister 



Col. 
Col. 



Anthony Walke 
Jacob Ellegood 



Churchwardens 



^Major Nathaniel Newton Capt. James Kemp 
Present ■{ Mr. Edward Hack Moseley Mr. Job Gasking 
(_Capt. George Wlshart Mr. John Gornt 



mpe 1 

5 I 



Vestrymen 



This day Agreed with Samuel Hollowell to Shingle the roof of the old part of 
the Gleeb house, to make new flooers above & below the upper flooers to be 
grovd the under flooers to be Square joynt, dormands to have new frames & 
Sash lights , four doors above Stairs to be made new, k casings thereon, new 
Sleepers, four outside k three inside doors below the Stairs to be new done, 
a poarch over the Seller dooiyto be repaird, one other poarch Eight by six 
foot over the front doore to be well framd. Shingled & finishd, three shells 
over the the other out doors, new door case to the front door & window Shet- 
ters to the Lower windoes, the said Hollowell to find himself k workmen dyet 
&ca. k to find all the plank, nails k whatever is wanting to Compleat to the 
above work. In Consideration of all which the Said Hollowell is to be paid by 
the parrlsh the sum of forty seven pounds Ten Shillings as full Satisfaction 
for the same. Thirty pound of which said sum is to be paid the Said Hollowell 
Immediately to Enable him to carry on the said work, k the remainder to be 
paid him when the work is fully Compleated in workmanlike manner 

Anthony Walke 

At a Vestry held for laying the leavy October 10th 1748 

The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister Col. Anthony Walke \ pv,,,-.-v,™oT.Ha„t, 

Col. Jacob Ellegood/ ^"^"'^"^^'^^"^ 

Capt. James Kempe Major Nathaniel Newton 

Capt. James Nimmo Mr. John Hunter 

Major Thomas Walke Mr. John Whitehurst 

[Mr. John Gornto Capt. George Wishart 



Present - 



) 



■Vestrymen 



AO 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

The Parrlsh [is] Dr: [11. Tobo:] 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Convenient 12000 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Church 1000 

To Capt. William Keeling Clerk [of the] Eastern Shore Chappel 1000 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of the Upper Chappel 1000 

To Mary Morris towards her relelf 4-00 

To the Collector for Conveniency of the ministers Tobo: 3000 

To Robert Whltehurst for Cleaning the Church 300 

To Alec Marsh for keeping John Marsh an Infant 400 

To Thomas Moore for keeping Edmond Ellegoods child 200 

To Capt. William Keeling for cleaning the Eastern Shore Chappel 100 

To Cockroft Old for keeping & burying Richard Adams 950 

To William Dyer for Cleaning the Upper Chappel & well 200 

To John Holt for keeping his mother 300 

To John Ashby for keeping his wlfes mother 500 

To Cockroft Old for keeping two of Katherine Knowlands children 800 

To William Cason for keeping John Williams 300 
To Thomas Cartwright for Nursing Eliza. Southern (to be paid Col. Walke) 1200 



To Arthur Sayer Clerk of the vestry & by account 

To the Churchwardens for repairs on the Gleeb 

To Robert Wood towards his relelf 

To John Sherwood for keeping his wlfes mother 

To Mary Whltehurst for keeping Mary McClary 

To the Churchwardens for cure of Jobsons children 

To Barbara Keeling for keeping William Sutton Whites child 

To Doctor Happer for Salllvatlng Elizabeth Southern 

To William Dale for keeping Ruth McBrides child 

To John Airs for keeping Robert Wood 4- months 

6 per Ct. for accounting & L, per Ct. for Cask on 33500 



Cr: By 1559 Tythables ^ 27 per pole 

Fraction Carryed to the County 



A2093 

257 



450 

10000 

300 

400 

400 

300 

400 

1000 

400 

200 

3350 

42350 

42350 



Ordered that the Sherif receive from Each Tythable person in this Parrish 
[twenty seven] pounds of Tobo: being the parrish leavy this year and make 
payment thereof to Each claimer as above directed 

[49] Agreed by this vestry that James Kempe, Nathaniel Newton and John Hunter 
Gentlemen view & se[ej that the work now doing in & About the gleeb house 
be faithfully done & in workmanlike manner by Samuel Hollowell who is Im- 
ployd to do the Said work Anthony Walke 



Lyilhaven ^ 
Parrlsh j 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 41 

At a Vestry held for laying the Leavy October 26th 17^9 

The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Col. Anthony Walke I chiirch Wardens 

Col. Jacob Ellegoodj 



Present ■ 



Major Nathaniel Newton Capt. James Kempe "j 

Mr. Job Gasklng Major Thomas Walke I ^ . 

Mr. John Whltehurst Mr. John Whitehead ?■ "^^^^J' "®" 

Mr. John Gomto I 



The Parrish is Debtor 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Convenient 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Chtirch 

To Capt. William Keeling Clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of the Upper Chappel 

To Mary Morris towards her releif 

To the Collector for Conveniency of the ministers Tobo: 

To Major Francis Moseley for Cleaning the Church 

To Alec Marsh for keeping John Marsh an Infant 

To Peter Ellet for keeping the Eastern Shore chappel 

To William Dyer for cleaning the Upper Chappel & well 

To John Holt for keeping his mother 

To John Ashby for keeping his wifes mother 

To Cockroft Old for keeping two of Katherlne Knowlands children 

To William Cason for keeping John Williams 

To Arthur Sayer Clerk [of the] vestry & by account 

To Charles Edwards (one leavy overchargd last year) 

To Anne Land for ditto 4.2, & John Thorowgood Servant ditto 4-2 

To John Sherwood for keeping his wifes mother 

To John Airs for keeping Mary McClary 

To Barbara Keeling for keeping one of Whites children 

To William Dale for keeping Ruth McBrides child 

To William Shurcraft for keeping Jones's child 

To Robert Reed for keeping Elizabeth Southern 14 months 

To Adam Tooly for keeping ditto 2 months 

To John Sullivant for repairing the Garden on the Gleeb Land 

To Major Nathaniel Newton for negro & Cart carting pails [pales] for do: 20 

To Andrew Brand towards his releif 500 

To John Hunter towards building a house for Mary Broughton 1000 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson for deficiency of his Gleeb 2200 

To Alexander Legget for work done on the gleeb house by account 720 



[11. Tobo:] 
16000 
1500 

625 
1500 

400 
4000 

300 

400 

100 

200 

800 

500 

700 

300 

615 
42 
34 

400 

800 

400 

400 

400 
1160 

160 
60 



42 



[50] 



Lynhavenl 
Parrish | 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To John Absolim by ditto 48O. To Mrs. Dudley for boarding ditto 500: 980 

To Col. Jacob Ellegood for lime &ca: for the Gleeb house 820 

To Mark Wood for boarding 2 Jobsons [children] &ca: by account 74.8 

To Richard Bell towards his releif 200 

To Elizabeth Omerry for keeping William Smiths child 4.6O 

To William Wiggins for painting the Gleeb &ca: by account 270 

To the Churchwardens to pay Capt. Hutchings, Wm: Cartwright & Ackiss 34.60 

6 per Ct. for accounting & 4 per Ct. for cask on 43224 4322 

Cr: By sundrys for Scalps wanting 1634 47546 
By By 1629 Tythables 1? 28 per pole 45612 

Fraction carryed to the County leavy 300 47546 



Ordered that Mr. William Keeling Sherif receive from Each Tythable person 
Twenty two & a half [sic] pounds of Neat Tobo. for the parrish Leavy this 
year, & make payment thereof to Each claimer as above directed 

Anthony Walke 

At a Vestry held for laying the leavy October 29th, 1750 

The Revd. Mr. Robert Dickson minister Major Jacob Ellegood) ^, , , , 

Major Thomas Walke J i^nurcnwara s 

p_„.pril- I"^- Edward Hack Moseley Capt. James Kempe^^ 

^^®^®"^ I Capt. Anthony Moseley Mr. Adam Tooly jvestry men 

The Parrish is Dr: li. Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister convenient 16000 

To Mr. Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Church I5OO 

To Capt. William Keeling Clerk [of the] Eastern Shore Chappel 1500 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of the Upper Chapel 1500 

To Mary Morris towards her releif 600 

To the Collector for Conveniency of the ministers tobo. 4OOO 

To Major Francis Moseley for clegining the Church 300 

To Alec Marsh for keeping John Marsh an Infant 300 

To Elizabeth Dyer for cleaning the Upper Chappel & well 200 

To John Holt for keeping his mother 800 

To John Ashby for keeping his wifes mother 50O 

To Cockroft Old for keeping one of Katherlne Knowlands children 300 

To ditto for keeping William Smiths child to this time 530 

To Adam Robertson for keeping Mary McClary 800 

To Barbary Keeling for keeping Whites child 350 

To Thomas Elks for keeping Jones's child 30O 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
To Robert Reed for keeping Elizabeth Southern 
To Adam T00I7 for keeping Corn for Andrew Brand 
To James Williamson toward his releif 
To Jane Boyds toward her releif 
To Andrew Brand toward his releif 
To Mary Williams widow 

To Capt. John Thorowgood paid doctor for Francis Spratt 
To Mr. John Thorowgood for keeping Fra. Spratt 

To George Jameson for work done for the Gleeb house as by account 
To Charles Gasking for building a Dairy at the Gleeb 
To Thomas Owens for keeping William Lawrances child 
[51] To Thomas Duffe toward his releif 

To Col. Anthony Walke Collector of Parish & county account 

To James Buchanan for keeping Duncan Kings child I4 months 

To Edward Denby as by account for Owen Brosier 

To Robert Wood toward his releif 1 

To Richard Bell toward his releif J 

To Robert Cartwright for building a Barn at the Gleeb 

To Norfolk County for Nursing & Biirying Jane Hutson &ca: 

To Major Thomas Walke ballance his account 

To John Montgomery 1 leavy over Charged last year 

To John Robertson for keeping Henry Jsmes's children 

To Edward Moseley for painting the Gleeb house 

To John Manen[?] towards his releif 

To Richard Dudley for pulling up apple tree &ca: at the Gleeb 

To Arthur Sayer Clerk of the vestry & by account 

6 per Ct. for accotinting & i, per Ct. for cask on ^^9769 

Cr. By sundrys for scalps wanting 2550 

By 1640 Tythables @ 31-3A per pole 52070 

Fraction carryed to the County leavy 125 



A3 



to be paid to Major Walke 



800 

370 

800 

600 

600 

200 

500 

600 

320 

300 

400 

400 

U50 

600 

250 

300 

200 

5200 

1250 

1548 

41 

500 

600 

1000 

275 

635 

4976 

54745 
54745 



Lynhavenl 
Parish f 



At a Vestry held for laying the Leavy October 10th 1751 



Tcol. Anthony Walke 
Present -I Ma j or Nathaniel Newton 
|_Mr. Adam Tooly 



Col. Jacob Ellegoodl 
Major Thomas Walke f 

Capt. James Kempe 1 

Capt. George Wishart >• [Vestrymen] 



^4 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

The Parish Dr: to Tob: 

To the Reverend Robert Dickson minister Convenient 16000 

To the Collector for Conveniency of the Ministers Tob: -4000 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk [of the] Chxirch 1500 

To Capt. William Keeling Clerk [of the] Eastern Shore Chappel 1500 

To Mr- Cason Moore Clerk [of the] upper Chappel 1500 

To Mr. Patrick Brooks [for] keeping the Church 300 

To Elizabeth Dyer for Cleaning the upper Chappel & Well 200 

To Peter Ellit for Cleaning Eastern Shore Chappel 100 

To Mary Morris towards her Releif 600 

To John Holt for keeping his Mother 800 

To John Ashby for keeping his Wife's Mother 500 

To Cockroft Old for keeping one of Catherine Knowlands children 200 

To Ditto for keeping William Smyths Child \/ L, year 150 

To Adam Robinson for keeping Mary McClary 500 

To Barbary Keeling for keeping Whites Child 4-00 

To Thomas Elks for keeping Jones's Child 300 

To James Williamson towards his Releif 200 

To Thomas Owens for keeping William Lawrence's Child 500 

To Richard Bell towards his Releife 200 

[52] To Jane Boyde towards her Releife 600 

To John Davis for keeping Sarah Leefley AOO 

To Batson Whltehurst for Ditto 150 

To Ditto for keeping Robert Baily 8 months 200 

To William Shlpp for Ditto 70 

To Mr. Argyle Thorowgood for keeping Benjamin Burrows -li-^Tn^T^T, ^ ■• 1000 

I ^xxx J all* nsx I- 

To Joseph Hodges for keeping Thomas Garner 350 

To Robert Thorowgood for Ditto 260 

To Benjamin Moseley for Ditto 200 

To Mr. Adam Tooly for Andrew Brand 260 

To Mrs. Anne Blair for keeping Ditto [&] finding Necessaries 528 

To Richard Rogers for keeping i burying Southerns Child 250 

To Mr. Joel Cornick [for] burying John Sweeny 200 

To Col. Anthony V/alke per account 100 

To Thomas Banks per Ditto 592 

To Mr. Charles Gasking for Garden at the Glebe 1A70 



[53] 



Lyn havenj 
parish r 



[5A] 

Lynhaven 
Parish 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 45 

To Richard Dudley per account 1756 

To Elizabeth Dial for keeping Ruth McBrides Child 250 

To John Harper for keeping Buckhanans Children 4-3 days 150 

To Dr. Christ Wright for Sundry Services 4390 

To Major Thomas Walke per account 1173 

To Richard Brown for keeping Williams Child 150 

To Peter Ellit for Cleaning the Spring, omitted last year 4-5 

To Major Thomas Walke per account 130 
To the Church Wardens towards the Erecting New Chappel at Eastern Shorel2250 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk [of the] Vestry 250 

6 per Ct. for accotuiting k A per Ct. for Cask on 56679 5667 



Cr: By I64.8 Tlthables @ 37-3A per pole 62212 
Fraction Carry' d to the County Levy I34 



62346 
62346 



Ordered that Mr. William Keeling Sherriff receive from each Tithable person 
291 Nett Tobo. for the parish Leavy this Year ensuing & make Payment thereof 
to Each Claimer as above directed 

Pursuant to an Act of Assembly directing the processioning of Lands, We do 
order that the Several persons hereafter named do warn in the Inhabitants in 
their Several precincts to go and procession all the Lands therein, taking 
Care to Comply with the said Act & to Continue from their Beglning untill they 
shall fully Compleat the Same. Persons appointed to perform the said proces- 
sioning are David McClenehan and Thomas Lawson for the North Side of the Eas- 
tern Branch, William Acklss and Nath Nicholas the South Side, William Wood- 
house junior & William Keeling junior & John Keeling Junior & John Munden jun- 
ior the Lower precinct of the Eastern Shore, John Gornto, Dennis Dauley, Hen- 
ry White Sc John Whitehead junior for the upper precinct of the Eastern Shore, 
Jacob Hunter & Thurmer Hogwood for Little Creek precinct, John Biddle & Edwaid 
Denby Junior for the lower precinct of the Western Shore, Edmund Absolam & 
Richard Whitehurst junior for the upper precinct of the Western Shore, Henry 
Tripp and James Tooley Junior for Black water precint 

At a Vestry held friday August 21, 1752 

Present Col. Anthony Walke, Col. Jacob Ellegood & MaJ. Thos. Walke, Ch: Ward: 



Major Nathaniel Newton Capt James Kempe 
Capt. Anthony Moseley Capt. George Wishart 
Mr. John Hunter 

Ordered that the parson preach at each of the Chappels in equal turns with 
the Ch\irch, being every third Sunday 

Ordered that there be a Church Yard Raild in with Cedar Rails & posts about 
120 feet from East to West & about I40 ft. from North to South with two Gates 
&ca: And that Col. Anthony Walke, Col. Jacob Ellegood, Major Thomas Walke, 
Capt. James Kempe, Major Nathaniel Newton or any two of them to agree with 
Workmen to do the same. 

I At a Vestry held fryday October 13th 1752 5° jor'^Thoma?Walke'^} Churchwardens 

Present Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson, Col. Anthony Walke, Capt. James Kempe, 
Capt. Arther Sayer, Capt. James Nimmo, Mr. Edward Hack Moseley, 
Capt. Anthony Moseley, Capt. George Wishart, Capt. John Whitehurst, 
John Bonney, senior 



46 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHaVEN PARISH 
The Parish Dr: 



[55] 



To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister Convenient 

To A per Ct. Shrinkage on Ditto for 1751 & 1752 

To the Collector lor Convenlency or the Ministers Tob. 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Church 

To Capt. William Keeling Clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of the upper Chappel 

To Mr. Anthony McKeel for keeping the Church 

To Mrs. Margaret Ellit for Cleaning Chappel 1751 & 1752 

To Ditto for Cleaning the Spring One Leavy 

To Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer for Cleaning the Pungo Chappel and Well 

To Mary Morris towards her Relief 

To Mary Broughton 

To John Holt [for] keeping his Mother 

To John Ashby for keeping his Wife's Mother 6 months & Bvirying 

To Ditto for keeping Sherwoods Child Six months 

To Cockruft Olds for keeping Catherine Knowlands Child 

To Adam Robinson for keeping Mary McClary 2 months 

To Mary Otterson for Ditto 10 months 

To Barbary Keeling for keeping Whites Child 

To Ditto for keeping Sarah Leefly 1 Year 

To Thomas Ellis for keeping Jones' Child 

To James Williamson towards his Relief 

To Thomas Owens for boarding attendance kc . Benj. Burrough 7 months 

To Dl1;to for Alexander Jameson 2 months 10 days 

To Ditto Robert Patteson a Boy for 1 month 10 days 

To John Snail for keeping Lawrences Child 

To Richard Bell towards his Relief 

To Jane Boyde towards her Relief 

To Batson Whitehurst for keeping Robert Baily 34 months 

To Elizabeth Wilbur for Ditto 

To Elizabeth Dial for keeping Ruth McBrides Child 

To Sarah Dyer keeping James Sharwoods Child 

To Ann Norris for keeping Duncan Kings Child 

To William May for keeping Buchanans Child 

To Mr. Matthew Pallet for keeping i Burying John Burfoot 



16000 

1230 

4000 

1500 

1500 

1500 

300 

200 

35 

200 

600 

400 

800 

300 

100 

200 

033 

417 

200 

1200 

200 

• 2000 

400 
200 
600 
146 
187 
200 
400 
300 
600 
100 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Alexander Leggit for keeping Sarah Albln 4, months 4.OO 

To John Murrll for keeping Ditto 4- months 4,00 

To Mr. Joel Simmons for keeping Love Stokes 4 weeks Small pox 700 

To William Oakham for keeping his Daughters Child 200 

To James Peetree for keeping Alexander Jameson 85 months (? 10/ 850 

To Frances Petree for her Service in Attendance 3j months <? 5/ 425 
To Mr. William Consaul for keeping Abegail Hlgglns 2 months & 9 days 250 



47 



To Ann Russel for Ditto finding Sugar & Wine 2 months & 2 days 

To Dr. George Rovier for Sundry Services 

To Dr. Christopher Wright for Ditto 

To Mrs. Mary Dyson as Assignee of Francis Dyson") 
for keeping Thomas Garnor 10 weeks J 

To Major Thomas Walke per account 

To Col. Anthony Walke per account 

To Thomas Owens for keeping Alexander Jameson, Robert Patteson 1 
One Month, Making Clothes as per Accovint J 

To Thomas Cartwright for keeping Robert Patteson 5 months 

To the Church Wardens for Errecting the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Keeping & burying Mary Grines allow' d to Barbara Keeling 

To Col. Ellegood for & in behalf of Benjamin Burrough 

To Dr. Arthur Campbel Medecines Sc Attendance for Thomas Gardner 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk [of the] Vestry 

To Charges for Niirsing Elizabeth Moore during Smallpox ) 
to the Church wardens of Elizabeth River parish J 

To Major Nathaniel Newton Summoning Jury on a Drowned Man 

To 6 per Ct. for accounting & 4 per Ct. for Cask on 66246 

Cr. By 1702 Tithables at 42-3/4 per pole 72760 
By Fraction Carried to County Leavy 110 



310 
AOOO 

4.000 

700 

1434 
119 

400 

500 

12250 

250 

1000 

430 
1250 

1200 

130 
6624 

72870 

72370 



Ordered that the Sheriff or Church wardens Receive from each Tithable SS-l/A 
Nett Tobaco for the Parish Leavy this Year Ensuing and make payment thereof 
to Each Claimer as above directed 

Anthony Walke 



[56] At a Vestry held the 16th Day of May 1752 

Present Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Major Thomas Walke a Church Warden 

Col. Anthony Walke, Major Nathaniel Newton, Capt. James Kempe, 
Capt. Anthony Moseley 

Orderd and Appointed by this Vestry that Capt. William Keeling and Mr. Fran- 
cis Thorowgood Land officiate as Vestry Men in the Parish of Lynhaven 



A3 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



Lynhavenl 
Parish f 



[57] 



Ordered by this Vestry That any One or Singular the above Members of this 
Vestry do purchase from the Estate of Mr. John Dudly deceas'd fifty Acres of 
Land, for the Use of the Glebe of the Parish of Lynhaven and the Purchaser is 
hereby by this Vestry impowerd to take Money upon Interest to defray the 
Charges of the Same 



At a Vestry held the 1st of October 1753 

Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Capt. Jame 

Capt. Will 



^??fi^;?p^.-n.l Church Wardens 
illiam Keeling I 



Present Col. Anthony Walke Capt. Anthony Moseley Major Thomas Walke 

Major Nathaniel Newton Capt. George Wishart Mr. Job Gasking 

Capt. John Whitehurst Mr. Francis Land 
Mr. William Woodhouse 



The Parish is Dr: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister Convenient 
To A per Ct. Shrinkage on Ditto 

To the Collector for Collecting ministers Tobacco 
To Thomas Grainger Clerk [of the] Church 



lb. Tob. 

16000 

6A0 

AOOO 

1500 



To Mr. Charles Gasking Clerk [of the] Eastern Shore Chappel 6 months 750 



To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk [of the] upper Chappel 

To Mr. Anthony McKeel for keeping the Church 

To Ditto for keeping Abigail Mason 3 months 

To Mary Ellit for keeping Clean the Chappel 

To Mary Ellit for Cleaning the Spring 

To Ditto [for] keeping Robert Bally 5 months 5 days 

To Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer for Cleaning Pungo Chappel and Well 

To Mary Morrise toward' her Relief 

To Mary Broughton 

To John Holt 

To Cockroft Old for keeping Catherine Knowlands Child 

To Mary Otterson for keeping Mary McClary 5? months 

To Mary Morriset for keeping Ditto 6 months 

To Barbary Keeling keeping l^'hites Child 

To Ditto keeping Sarah Leefly 10 months 

To Richard Bell towards his Relief 

To Willoughby Ayres keeping James Sharwoods Child 

To Ann Norris keeping Dtuican Kings Child 

To Cockroft Old keeping Buchannans Child 

To Mr. Robert Muggins for keeping Alexander Jameson 31 months ® 10/1 
and Dressing his Leg J 

To Capt. William Keeling (deceased) his Estatel 
5 months attendance as Clerk f 



1500 
300 
300 
100 
35 
250 
200 
600 



230 
250 
200 
1000 
300 
400 
300 

4.00 
625 



[58] 

Vestry Men 
Chosen 



New Church 
Wardens 



Money 

at 

Interest 



Place 
New Chappie 



Dimensions 

New 

Chappie 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 49 

To Mr. Charles Gasking per accoiint 365 

To the Church Wardens toward Erecting a Chappel at the Eastern Shore 25000 

To Major Nathaniel Newton Railing the Church Yard post Gates &c.j. pi";-? 

per account £10/l5s/4d J -'^ 

To Anthony McKeel per Account £2/5 s 250 

To Col. Anthony Walke & Son per Accoiint 4.20 

To Mrs. Cone for keeping Boyds 2 Children 6 months 300 

To John Keeling keeping Chambers 2 Children 3 months 240 

To Ditto for keping Ben Burroughs Child 3 months ^ 5/ 150 

To Capt. Lemuel Cornick for Insolvents Year 1752 1198 

To Mr. Thurmur Hogwood [Hoggard] Coffin for Jane Boyd 53 

To John Snail keeping William Lawrances Child 400 

To the Church Wardens for maintainance of Boyds 2 Children ensuing year 1000 

To Ditto to be Sold for Doctor Christopher Wrights Account of £42/5/6:3455 



To Robert Cartwright for making Coffin for Robert Patterson 

To John Lamount for keeping and burying Sarah Albin 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk [of the] Vestry 

To 6 per Ct. for Accounting & 4 per Ct. for Cask on 71264 

To Capt. Lemuel Cornick allowance on 1193 Nett 
To 10 per Ct. for Accounting & Cask 

[Cr:] By 1263 Tithables at 485 per pole 73715 
Orderd that the Sheriff or Church Wardens receive 



50 

600 

250 

7126 

73390 

299 

29 

78713 



Capt. William Keeling, Mr. William Woodhouse, Mr. Fraincis Thorowgood Land, 
being Chosen Vestry Men of this Parish and having taken all the Oaths enjoind, 
and Subscribed the Test, are Admitted Members of the said Vestry 

Agreed and Appointed by this Vestry that Capt. James Kempe & Capt. William 
Keeling Officiate as Church Wardens for the ensuing Year 

Resolved by this Vestry in Persuance to an Order passd the Last Vestry for 
taking up fifty pounds upon Interest for the purchasing an Addition to the 
Glebe Lands, that Maj. Thos.Walke having take[n] the above Sum of Fifty Pounds 
from Mr. Robert Dickson upon Interest That the said Thomas Walke pay the Law- 
ful Interest of the Same unto the said Mr. Robert Dickson 

Resolved by the Majority of three Voices of this Vestry That at or near Ad- 
joining the place where the present Eastern Shore Chappie now Stands is a fit 
and Convenient Place to Erect a New Chappie & that the same be there Erected 

Resolved that the New Chappie at the Eastern Shore be built Fifty five foot 
Long, Twenty five feet wide in the Clear, with a Convenient Large Gallery not 
to be Less than Eighteen feet in Width at the West End, the Walls of the Said 
Chappie to be eighteen feet in Height, with three Windows on Each Side, two at 
the East End, and one in the Gallery. The Windows to be of the same Dimension 
with the Church Windows, The Communion to be Raild & Ballastered, The Walls of 
the said Church to be two Brick and half thick from the foundation to the Wa- 
ter Table and two brick thick upward. The Windows to be of good Crown Glass 
8 by 10, In 6 lights by three beside the Arch. The Middle Isle to be five feet 



50 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

wide with four Vi'alnscot pews two on the North and two on the South Side there- 
of, with a Decent Desk and pulpit the Whole Church to be Compleatly painted 
where tis requisite of a Sky Colour. The Covering [Roof] of the said Chappel 
to be of good heart Cypress Shingles and all the rest of the Work to be fin- 
lsh[ed] in a Workman-like manner after the Moddel of the Chiirch 

At this Vestry the aforesaid Chappel being put up to the Lowest Bidder Mr. Jo- 
seph Mitchel of Norfolk having the Last Vote Voted to undertake and Compleat 
[59] the aforesaid Chappel in a Viorkman-like manner by Christmas next Come Twelve 
months for Three Hundred and Twenty four Pounds Ten Shilling and he is Accor- 
ding[ly] to Enter into Bond for the good performance of the Same 

_, . Resolved by this Vestry in persuance to an Order passd the Last Vestry for 
AT ^^ taking ud fifty pounds upon Interest for the purchasing an Addition to the 
^^?ored Glebe Land that Major Thomas Walke having taken the above Sum of Mr. Robert 

Dickson that the said Thomas Walke pay the Lawful Interest thereof to the 

said Mr. Robert Dickson 

Agreed that Anthony McKeel keep Abigail Mason the ensuing Year and that he be 
allowed for his trouble Twelve hundred lbs Tobacco 

And that William Carrol, or any other person, keep Mary McClary the ensuing 
Year & that they be allov;ed Eight Hundred lbs Tobacco 

Brought forward— 

An Account of the whole Sum of Tobacco Levied for 1753 73718 

To Mary Broughtons Relief 4OO 

To 6 per Ct. for Accounting [k] k per Ct. for Cask on 4.OO 4.O 



To Col. /^nthony Walke paid Thomas Williamson per Account 
for Benches at the Church 



215 



To plank for Ditto and Cartage for Ditto 125 

To 6 per Ct. for Accounting [&] I, per Ct. for Cask on 340 34 

Orderd that the Sheriff or Church Warden receive from each Tithable 39-1/4 
Nett Tobacco for the parish Levy this year Ensuing anii make payment thereof 
to each Claimer as above directed 

Anthony Walke 
[60] At a Vestry held the 11th of October 1754 

Present Revd. Mr. Robert Dickson minister Capt. James Kemoe & \ pu »' /q 

Capt. William Keeling J ^^'- "-araens 

VeF*-ry Men Col. Anthony V'slke Col. Nathaniel Newton Major Thomas Walke 

Mr. 'iVilliam Woodhouse Mr. John Whitehead Capt. George Wishart 

The Parish is Dr: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister Convenient 16C00 

To 4 per Ct. Shrinkage on Ditto 640 

To def[ic]iency Shrinkage Levied gross 1752 4 1753 258 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Church 1200 

To Mr. Charles Gasking Clerk [of the] Eastern Shore Chappel 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chappel 1200 

To Hillery Pitt cleaning the Church 160 

To Richard Davis keeping and Cleaning Eastern Shore Chappel 80 

To Ditto Cleaning the Spring 28 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 51 

To Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer [for] cleaning pungo Chapel & Well 160 

To Mary Morris towards her Relief 430 

To Mary Broughton for Ditto 320 

To Cockroft Old [for] keeping Catherine Knowlands Child 160 

To VJilliam Carrol for keeping Mary McClary One year 64O 

To Rob Dearmore [for] keeping Sarah Lufley 9 months 18 days 764 

To Richard Bew towards his Relief 160 

To Willoughby Aires [for] keeping James Sharwood Child 320 

To William Bonny to keeping Thomas Jones 20 days & Cartage 64 

To Anne Russel [for] keeping Thomas Jones 40 days 107 

To John Malbone [for] keeping Thomas Jones 3 months 200 

To Barbary Keeling [for] keeping Sarah Leef ley 6 months 9 days 504 

To James Williamson [for] keeping & interring Abigail Mason 64O 

To Reverend Mr. Dickson Interest on 50 4OO 

To Capt. Lemuel Cornick for Insolvents 171 

To Francis Harvey keeping the Church 4 months 30 

To Anne Norrice [for] keeping Duncan Kings Child 160 

To Mr. John Keeling [for] keeping Benjamin Burroughs 840 

To Doctor Christopher Wright per account £12.3-4 1948 

To Samuel Wilbur One Levy 6/9 55 

[61] To Anne Russel per account £3 •4- 6 516 

To William May [for] keeping Abigail Mason 5 months 400 

To Churchwardens [for] maintaining Boyds 2 Children 300 

To Anthony McKeel besides paying the Doctor 400 

To Ditto omitted Last year in his account £2.5 160 

To Mary Brewer one Leavy 6/9 55 

To The Church Wardens Erecting Eastern Shore Chapel I44OO 

To Doctor George Rouvlere for curing Abigail Mason 800 

To William Batten [for] keeping Gibbs Children 560 

To Captain John Hutchings per account Abigail Mason 24 

To Elizabeth Oliver [for] keeping Mary Olivers Child 4OO 

To Col. Newton [for] Inquisition on John Guin 147 

To Cockroft Old [for] keeping Buchannans Child 2 years 430 

To Col. Anthony Walke per Account 1744 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk [of the] Vestry 200 

To 6 per Ct. for Accoimting on 48455 2907 

51362 



52 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

Cr: By 1721 Tithable at 29-3A is 51199 

By Fraction Carryd to County Leavy 163 51362 



Ordered that the Chiirch Wardens or the Collector receive from each Tithable 
Twenty Nine Pounds and three quarters of a Pound of nett Tobacco for the Par- 
ish Leavy this year and make payment to each Claimer [as] above directed 

January 2nd [1755] Anthony Walke 

Agreed in the above Vestry also that William May keep Buchanans Child for 
100 pounds of Tobacco 

Likewise that Capt. Kempe pay out of the Parish Money Six pounds to Mary 
Cartwright for keeping Alexander Jameson 

Likewise agreed with Sarah Oakham to keep her Daughters Child the ensuing 
year and that she have 250 pounds Tobacco. 

Memorandum of Repairs to be made at the Chappie at Pungo agreed with Thomas 
Williamson to Compleat November 2nd 175A Viz: To put in all New Sils k „ 

[62] Sleepers of Good Oak^ and Lay the floor all new with good seasoned plank iVa 
All the Pews and Seats &c to be taken down and Carefully put up again also the 
Galery Seats repaired: to put in what Shingles is wanting in the Cover [roof] 
and find Tarr k put on the Same. And Paint the Windows. The whole to be 
Compleatly repaired in a good & Workman-Like manner for which and on Com- 
pleating the Same The Vestry have agreed to give and allow him the said 
Thomas Williamson £20 to be Levied next October 

At a Vestry held this Twelfth day of March 1754- [/55] 

Present Revd. Robert Dickson Minister Capt. James Kempe ") r'v.,,-r.,^v, wot.^q»,= 

Capt. William Keeling/ ^"^°" waraens 

Col. Anthony Walke Col. Nathaniel Newton Major Thomas Walke 
Capt. George Wishart Mr. John Bonney Mr. William Woodhouse 
Sc Mr. Francis Thorowgood Land Vestrymen 

This Day Received from Mr. Joseph Mltchel the New Eastern Shore Chappel and 
do discharge him from his obligation of Building and finishing the Same the 
above Vestry being Satisfied with his performance thereof 

Anthony Walke 

Editor's Note: Since this entry, dated 12th March, 1754, comes between the 
minutes for 11th October, 1754, and those for 15th August, 1755, it was 
manifestly misdated in accordance with the old style calendar, which had 
been abandoned in 1752, and under which the year 1755 did not begin until 
March 25, instead of on January 1, as required by the Calendar Act, which 
made the change. The existing third Eastern Shore Chapel was therefore 
completed in 1755, instead of 1754> as inscribed over its west doorway. 

At a Vestry held the 15th day of August 1755 

Present Capt. William Keeling Chxirch Warden 

Vestry Men Col. Anthony Walke Col. Nathaniel Newton Major Thomas Walke 
Mr. William Woodhouse Capt. George Wishart Mr. Francis Thorow- 
good Land 

Pursuant to an Act of Assembly for preventing Controversies Concerning the 
bounds of Land, That once in every four Years the Bounds of every Persons 
Land shall be processioned & gone round, and the Land marks renewed, and for 
[63] dividing this parish into Convenient precincts, and for appointing intelli- 
gent freeholders for the performing such processioning, at Such a time as 
Shall to the said Vestry seem Convenient, and to see that such processionings 
be duely performed betv/een the Last day of September and the Last day of 
March next Ensuing, and for receiving an Account in return of every person's 
Land so processioned as also their failure herein, and their particular rea- 
sons for so failing, and also for keeping and providing of a Register, for 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



53 



the Recording of Such Proceedings in processioning, as also for the preventing 
Mistakes, in the said Register, as in the said Act is directed. Pursuant to 
the Directions in the said Act it Is ordered that the Church Wardens, at least 
three Sundays before Such persons Shall proceed in Such processioning, shall 
give publick Notice thereof at the Church 

Persons appointed to perform the said processioning are John Chap- 
man and James Moore for the North Side of the Eastern Branch, Benjamin Dingly 
Gray and William Ackiss for the South Side thereof. William Woodhouse Jr., 
William Keeling Jr., John Keeling Jr., and John Miinden jr. for the Lower pre- 
cinct of the Eastern Shore, John Whitehurst Son of James, Jonathan James Son 
of John, Jonathan Jackson & William Whitehead for the upper precinct of the 
Eastern Shore. James Nimmo & William Hunter for Little Creek precinct, John 
Biddle and Edward Denby jr. for the Lower precinct of the Western Shore, 
Francis Clark, Samuel Wilbur and Lemuel Fentriss son of John for the upper 
precinct of the Western Shore, Henry Tripp and James Tooly for Black Water 
precinct 

Anthony Walke 



[6i] 



At a Vestry held the 30th Day of September 1755 
Present Mr. Robert Dickson minister 

Capt. James Kempe & | Church Wardens 
Capt. William KeelingJ 

Col. Anthony Walke Major Thomas Walke Mr. John Whitehead 
Capt. George Wishart Mr. Francis Thorowgood Land and Mr. Will- 
iam Woodhouse Vestry Men 

The Parish is Dr: , Nett Tobo: 

To Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister Convenient 16000 

To 4, per Ct. Shrinkage on Ditto 64.O 

To Cask omitted Last year 64O 

To another omission in Netting 62 

To /i per Ct. for Cask [on] minister's Tobo. 64,0 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Church 1200 

To Mr. Charles Gasklng Clerk of the Eastern Shore Chapel 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chapel 1200 

To Col. Anthony Walke [for] his overseer's Cleaning Church 24,0 

To Richard Davis [for] keeping and Cleaning Eastern Shore Chapel 200 

To Ditto [for] Cleaning the Spring 30 

To Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer [for] Cleaning pungo Chapel and Well 160 

To Mary Morris towards her Relief 4-80 

To Mary Broughton for Ditto 300 

To Richard Bell towards his Relief 160 

To Willoughby Aires for keeping James Sharwood's Child 320 

To Barbary Keeling [for] keeping Roger Hattens Child 4. months 320 

To Ditto [for] keeping Sarah Easeley 7 months 560 

To John Keeling Sr. [for] keeping Ben Burroughs 1120 

To Anne Russel for keeping Sarah Jones, the Ballance of her Account is 120 



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[65] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Ditto [for] keeping Abby Cotton 1 month 

To Patrick Flanakin [for] keeping Ruth Smyth 

To Mrs. Mary Cartwright for keeping Alexander Jameson 

To Mr. Joseph Mitchel as an Addition to his price for) 
building [the] Eastern Shore Chapel j 

To Mr. Benjamin Dingley Grey for keeping & interring Edmond Joynes 

To Mr. Job Gasking one Levy 

To V/illiam Oakham [for] keeping [his] Sister's Child 

To Col. Anthony Walke & Son per Account £2.1^.10 

To William Flanakin [for] keeping Ruth Smyth 6 months 

To John Keeling to keeping James Kays Child £3.10 

To John Snail for keeping William Lawrence's Child 

To Mr. John Bonney to keeping Thomas Jones 9 months ^ 700 

To William May [for] keeping Buckhannan's Child 

To Doctor Christopher Wright per Account £4 

To Mr. James Dunn per Account £4. 17. 6 at 10/6 

To Mr. Rob Cartwright per Account 17.6 

To the Church Wardens to pay Mr. Dickson's Interest,! 
Mr. Henley's Account & other Charges j 

To Thomas Williamson for repairing Pungo Chappie 

To VJilliam Carrol keeping Mary McClary 

To the Church. Wardens [for] maintaining Boyd Child 

To Josiah Morrice [for] keeping Burk's Widdow 

To Edward Green Sr. 1 Levy for the year 1753 

To John Brown Son of Edward 1 Levy for year 1754 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Vestry 

To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on 51619 

Cr: By 1740 Tithables at 31-1/4 is 54375 
By Fraction Carried to the County Levy 341 



200 
200 
960 

4000 

200 

29-V4 
200 
522 
400 
666 
400 
525 

80 
761 
928 
166 

10060 

4000 

700 

500 

320 

40 

30 

200 

3097 



54716 
54716 



[65|] 



Ordered that the Church Wardens or the Collector receive from each Tithable 
Thirty one pounds and one half of Nett Tobacco— for the parish Levy this year 
and make payment to each Claimer as above directed 

November 17th 1755 Memorandum of Agreement made with Thomas Williamson— To 
paint the Chappel at pungo that is all the pews that are not already painted, 
also the Breasting of the Gallery the Communion Table & Ballesters and the 
Outside of both the Doors he finding paint Oyl and to finish and Compleat the 
same in a workmanlike manner on Consideration whereof the Vestry agrees to 
give and allow him three pounds Current money to be Levyd next October in Tobo. 

Agreed in this Vestry that Mr. Joseph l.'aite succeed Mr. John Keeling (lately 
deceased) as a processioner for the Lower precinct of the Eastern Shore 



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55 



Likewise Mr. Adam Thorowgood is appointed as processioner with Mr. John Biddle 
in the Lower precinct of the Western Shore In the Room of Edward Denby jr., 
whom they think fit to discharge. 

Agreed Sc appointed by this Vestry that Major Thomas Walke & Collo. Nathaniel 
Newton Officiate as Church Wardens the ensuing Year 

Memorandum that Mrs. — Carrol Is to have 300 lbs. Nett Tobacco on keeping 
Mary McClary the Ensuing Year 

Agreed with .Tosiah Morrlce on his keeping Burk's Wlddow the ensuing year, 
that he be allowed for the Same fifty Shillings 



Anthony Walke 




(^roMck ar^^ 



yfi>fjr46f^ 



In Obedience to an Order of the Worshipful the Justices of Princess Anne Coun- 
ty Court made at a Court held for the said County the Twenty first day of Oc- 
tober One thousand seven hundred and fifty five and the Same renewed at a 
Court held for the same Co\inty in the Month of November now last past & then 
next ensuing made and renewed for the Surveying processioning and laying out 
the Bounds on Line in Dispute Between Doctor Christopher V/rlght and Mr. Will- 
lam Robinson We Gershom Nimmo Surveyor of the Said County, And Adam Lovet, 
George Jameson, Charles Smallwood, James Carroway Senior, George Weblin, 
Charles Gasklng, John Biddle, Robert Cartwrlght, Job Gasking, Enoch White- 
hurst, Robert Hugglns and Lewis Price, Jurors duly summoned, Impanneld, Elect- 
ed, Tried and Sworn for that purpose (being Summoned by the Sheriff of the 
[66] said County & Sworn by David McClenehan Gentleman one of his Majesties Jus- 
tices of the Peace for said County in the Presence of both the said parties) 
did accordingly meet together and go on the Land in Difference and there hav- 
ing a due regard to all patents papers and Writings produced to us, (as also 
to the Evidence & Allegations of each of the said parties in relation thereto 
did duly Consult and Consider thereof and having thereon unanimously agreed 
did Order and direct the said Gershom Nimmo as Surveyor aforesaid to Survey, 
Procession and lay out the Line or Bounds in dispute between the said parties 
as above (that is to say) Beginning at a Pine directly opposite to the head 
of a Branch or Cove which makes up near to the new Road or path that now leads 
to the said Robinson's dwelling house and from thence by a W by N Course ac- 
cording to a Line of Marked trees markd by us in that Course up to a Corner 
white Oak standing in a Line of markd trees between the said Parties, It ap- 
pearing to us that that place and Course is the true place where and Course 
by which the Line in dispute ought to run and be Established the Same appear- 
ing to us to have been the bound or Line of that part of the Land formerly 
belonging to Mark powel the Elder deceas'd and now held by the said Doctor 
Christopher Wright by Virtue of a Purchase by him thereof made of the Rever- 
end Mr. Henry Barlow adjoining to that part of the Land formerly belonging to 
John Thorowgood deceas'd now held and Claimed by the said William Robinson by 
Virtue of a Purchase by him thereof made from William Keeling of the said 
County Gentleman as is the place where and Course by which the said William 
Robinson Insisted the same ought to run and be Established which Is a good 
distance without the Place where the said Christopher Wright contended the 
Same ought to be, he having contended the same ought to be and run by a Ditch 
which appeared to us to be on said Robinsons Land that during the whole time 
of Settling and running the Line or Bound in dispute aforesaid the Sherrlff 
of the County Attended us to have removed force If any should have been of- 
ferred Agreeable to said Order & this is our Report Given under our hands and 
Seals the 5th day of December 1755. 

Gershom Nimmo Surveyor & Seal 



Lewis Price k Seal 

James Carroway Seal 

Enoch Whitehurst Seal 

Charles Gasking Seal 

John Biddle Seal 

George Jameson Seal 



Adam Lovett & Seal 

Robert Cartwrlght Seal 

Job Gasking Seal 

Robert Hugglns Seal 

George Weblin Seal 

Charles Smallwood Seal 



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[67] 







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[68] 



In Obedience to an Order of the Worshipful the Justices of Princess Anne Coun- 
ty Court made at a Court held for said County the seventeenth day of February 
in the year of Our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty six and the same 
renewed at a Court held for the said County in June following for the Survey- 
ing processioning and Laying out the Bounds or Line in dispute between Thomas 
Fazakerly and George Sparrow, We Gershom Nimmo Surveyor of said Coiinty & Arth- 
ur Sayer, Anthony Moseley, James Kempe, Nathaniel McClenehan, David McClenehan, 
John Hopkins, Nathaniel Nicholas, Tully Moseley, Alexander Poole, Richard White- 
hurst, Ja"nes Willia'n?^on, and Richard Berry, Jurors duely summoned Impanelled 
and Sworn for that purpose, being summoned by the Sheriff of said County and 
sworn by Gershom Nimmo Gentleman one of his Majesties Justices of the peace 
for said County in the presence of both the said parties and accordingly meet 
together and go upon the Land in difference and there having a due regard to 
all patents papers and Writings produced to us as also to the Evidence and 
Allegations of each of the said parties in relation thereto did duely Consult 
and Consider thereof and having thereon unanimously agreed did order and di- 
rect the =;aid Gershom Nimmo as Surveyor aforesaid to Survey^''^and T.ay out the 
Lands or bounds in dispute between the said Parties as above (that is to say) 
Beginning at a Stake on the South Side of the Eastward Branch of El-'z^beth 
River thence running South 26 degrees West 13-2 poles to a Stake by a blown 
down Oak then S lA degrees West 27 poles to a poplar thence S 16 degrees West 
23 poles to a Chincopine still the saae Course which is S 16 degrees West: 
54I poles to a Stake by a pine Stump thence S 6 degrees West 36| poles to a 
Gum a Corner leading to Threustons Line thence S 56 degrees West 20 poles to 
a small pine in the said Threustons Line it appearing to us that the aBove 
Courses is the True place v/here fth^ Line in dispute ought to rim and be Estab- 
lished, the Same appearing to us^tne line that Eve Etheridge made to divide 
the said Land between her two Sons David and Anthony Etheridge who sold the 
same to Thomas Fazakerly and George Sparrow and is the same Place where and 
Course by which the said Thomas 7azakerly insisted the same ought to run and 
be established which is a good Distance on the said George Sparrows Land from 
the place where the said George Sparrow insisted the said Line ought to be, 
ha having Contended the same ought to be & r\in a South Course which appears 
to us to take the said Thomas Fazakerlys Land that during the Whole time of 
Settling i running the said Line or Bounds in dispute as aforesaid the Sherrif 
of the County attended us to have removed force if any should have been Of- 
fered agreeable to said Order and this is our Report Given under our hand and 
Seals this 22nd day of June 1756 



Arthur Sayer 
Anthony Moseley 
Ja-nes Kernt)e 



Sc Seal Nathaniel Nicholas Sc Seal 
h Seal Tully Moseley 5: Seal 
h Seal Richard R Vfliitehurst & Seal 



Nathaniel McClenehan & Seal Alexander Poole 4 Seal 
David McClenehan & Seal James V'illiamson & Seal 
John I Hopkins & Seal Richard R Berry & Seal 

Gershom Nimmo Surveyor 4 Seal 

Tully Robinson Sheriff U Seal 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 57 

[69] At a Vestry held the 23rd Day of October 1756 

Present The Reverend Robert Dickson minister 

Col. Nathaniel Newton "I „,,^„, ,,,„„,„„„ 
,, . m>. i.i T 1 r Church Wardens 
Major Thomas Walke ) 



Col. Anthony Walke Capt. James Kempe Capt. Anthony Moseley 
stry Men Mr. Adam Tooley Capt. John Whltehurst Mr. John Whitehead 
Capt. George Wishart Mr. Francis Thorow" Land Mr. William Woodhouse 

The Parish of Lynhaven is Dr: Nett Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Convenient 16000 

To A per Ct. Shrinkage on Ditto 64,0 

To U per Ct. for Cask for Ditto 64.O 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Church 1200 

To Mr. Charles Gasking Clerk of the Eastern Shore Chapel 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chapel 1200 

To Col. Anthony Walke [for] his overseer cleaning the Church 24-0 

To Richard Davis [for] keeping clean Eastern Shore Chapel and Spring 160 

To Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer [for] cleaning Pungo Chapel & Well 160 

To Mary Morris toward her Relief 4-30 

To Mary Broughton toward her Relief 300 

To Willoughby Aires for keeping James Sherwoods Child 300 

To Barbary Keeling [for] keeping Roger Hattons Child 960 

To Ditto keeping Sarah Easeley - 2 months 160 

To John Keeling keeping B. Burroughs I4.4.O & Keys Child Ditto 160 1600 

To Elizabeth Oliver keeping Mary Olivers Child the year 1755 omitted 4.OO 

Ditto 1756 400 

To Josiah Morris keeping wlddow Burk one year AGO 

To William Oakham keeping Sisters Child 1 year 150 

To William Flanakyn keeping Ruth Smyth 12 months @ £5 ) 

paid in the Last levy 4,00 lbs. Tob: % 10/6 remainder due £2.18 ls| 464 

To Richard Williamson keeping and intering William Smith 200 

To Robert Deermore keeping Sarah Easeley 6j months 520 

To William Davis keeping Ruth Smith 4 months 267 

To William Leversage Credit for 1 Levy 40J 

To Thomas Williamson painting Chapel at piingo £3 4-30 

To Mr. John Bonney diging Well [and] fixing frame at piongo Chapel 100 

To Col. Nathaniel Newton Svumnoning 2 Juries Inquisition on 2 drown men293 

To Credit Mary Sharwood one Levy J^,0\ 

To James Williamson toward his Relief 200 



58 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

[70] To Anne Russel nursing Mary Malbone 200 

To William Carrol keeping Mary McClary 800 

To Col. Anthony Walke Se Son per Account £1.15.1li 283 

To Major Thomas Walke per Ditto £7.9.3 1197 

To Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson per Ditto £3.13.7j 589 

To Mrs. Amy Keeling keeping Sarah Easeley 3^ months % 10/ 230 

To Mr. James Dunn per Account 4-0 

To Mr. Edward Moseley per Account £3.2.9-3A 502 

To George Ball for one levy overcharged last Year 4,0§ 

To the Churchwardens for discharging Ministers debt 8000 

To Mrs. Mary Cartwrlght keeping Alexander Jameson 960 

To Robert Davis keeping Michael Sherwoods Child 160 

To Thomas Grainger Clerk of the Vestry 200 

To Ditto keeping and clearing the Parish of one of Boyds Children 120 
To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on 42331 - 2539 



A4870 



Cr: By 1302 Tlthables at 24-3/4 ^A599 

By George Ackiss 160 

By Mr. John Haynes 80 

By Fraction carried to the County Levy 31 



448V0 

Ordered That the Church Wardens or Collector receive from each Tlthable Twen- 
ty four pounds and three quarters of a pound of Nett Tobacco for the Parish 
Levy this year and make payment to each Claimer as above directed 

Agreed with Michael Eaton, James Eaton & James Cason to keep Elizabeth Eaton 
their Mother among them and that they be allowed five Pounds ^mong them to be 
levied next parish Levy 

Agreed with Anne Russel to keep Christian King at fifteen shillings a month 

[71] Agreed to allow Mrs Burkett or any other person for the keeping of Mllburn 
Bryan a Child the ensuing Year 400 Wt. of Nett Tobacco 

Agreed likewise to allov/ John Milleson 300 Wt. of nett Tobacco for keeping 
his mother in Law the Ensuing Year 

At a Vestry held the 15th October 1757 
Present the Reverend Robert Dixon Minister 



Colo. Nathaniel Newton") „, , ,„ 
Major Thomas Walke j ^^^^^^ ^^^^^ 



Colo. Anthony Walke Capt. James Kerape Mr. John Bonney 

Mr. William Woodhouse Capt. Anthony Moseley Capt. George Wishart 

The Parish of Lynhaven is Dr. Nett Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dixon Minister Convenient 16000 



[72] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
To If. per Ct Shrinkage on Ditto 
To U per Ct. for Cask on Ditto 

To Joseph Colllnson Clerk of the Church from February 5th 
To Ditto Clerk of Vestry from Ditto 

To Mr. Charles Gasking Clerk [of] Eastern Shore Chappel 
To Mr. Cason Moor Clerk of Pungo Chappel 
To Colo. Anthony V/alke's Overseer cleaning the Church 
To Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer cleaning Pungo Chapel & Well 
To Richard Norman for keeping Eastern Shore Chappel 
To Edward Moseley Junior for a Chest for the Church's use 
To Mary Morris towards her Relief 
To Mary Broughton Ditto 

To Barbary Keeling for keeping Hattons 2 Children 
To Mrs. Amy Keeling for keeping Sarah Leasley 3 Months 
To Andrew Small for keeping Ditto 65 Months 

To Church Wardens for paying John Fentress for keeping Alex^ Jamison 
To Josiah Morris for keeping Widow Burk 1 Year 
To John Millison for Ditto Sarah Briggs Ditto 
To William Carrol Ditto Mary McClary Ditto 
To Anthony Barnes Ditto Frances Barnes \ Year 
To Anne Berry for keeping her 2 Children to this time 
To Anne Russel for keeping Christian King 5 Months 
To Ditto William Harvey A Months 

To John Keeling for keeping Christian King 3 Months 
To Thomas Rascow for Ditto 3 Weeks 

To Mary Lester for keeping & burying Ditto 
To William Turton towards his Relief 

To William Davis for keeping Ruth Smith & Child 1 Year 
To Batson Whitehurst for keeping 2 of Elizabeth Burges's Children 
To Dr. Christopher Wright for Medicine &ca. 

To Mrs. Elizabeth Burket for keeping Milburn Brian & Child 1 year 
To Messrs. Calvert & Keeling for the use of Hatton's 2 Children 
To Colo. Anthony Walke as per Account 
To Elizabeth Oliver for keeping Eleanor Oliver 1 Year 
To Dinah Gold towards her Relief 
To Francis Harvey for keeping William Harvey about 3 Months 



59 



6A0 
64,0 
833 i 



1200 
1200 
2>i0 
160 
160 
112 
48O 
300 
960 
250 
541 

400 
300 
800 
200 
400 
600 
480 
360 
60 
280 
300 
800 
500 
2898 
400 
166 
700 
400 
300 
100 



60 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To a Levy towards building a poor house tol 
be lay'd In the Hands of the Overseers J 

To Church Wardens towards getting a Silver ^ 
Flagon, Cup, 2 hard Metal Plates & Bason, [• 
a Table Cloth & 2 Napkins J 

To 6 per Ct. accompting on 4'8294 



To Fraction carried to the County Levy 



10000 

AOOO 

2397J 

51191J 

80j 

51272 



Cr: By 1763 Tythables at 29 



51272 



Order 'd that the Collector receive from each Tythable 29 lbs. Nett Tobacco 
for the Parish Levy this Year & make payment to each Claimer as above directed 

Agreed to give John Millison for keeping Sarah Brigs 1 year 800 lbs. Nett Tob. 

Agreed to give Anne Berry for keeping her 2 Children the ensuing Year Four 
Pounds. 

Agreed to give Courtney Fentress for keeping her 3 Children the ensuing Year 
800 lbs. Nett Tobacco 

[73] Agreed to give Batson Whitehurst for keeping 2 of Elizabeth Burges's Children 
the ensuing year to commence the 27th October 300 lbs. Nett Tobacco 

Agreed to give William Flanigin for keeping Ruth Smith & Child the ensuing 
year 300 lbs. Nett Tobacco 

Agreed to give Mrs. Burket for keeping Milburn Brian & Child the ensuing Year 
iiOO lbs. Nett Tobacco 

Agreed to employ Dr. Price to serve the Parish the ensuing year 

Agreed to give William Cason for keeping Elizabeth Eaton the ensuing year 
960 lbs. Nett Tobacco 

Agreed to give Sarah Wood for keeping her Daughter the ensuing year 800 lbs. 
Nett Tobacco 

Agreed that Major Thomas Walke & Mr. Francis Thorowgood Land officiate as 
Church Wardens the ensuing year 



At a Vestry held the 8th Day of Jime 1758 
Present the Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 

Major Thomas Walke") 



Col. Anthony Walke 
Mr. William Woodhouse 



Mr. F. Tho<i Land f 
Col. Edward Hack Moseley 



Church Wardens 

Capt. George Wishart, & 



Agreable to Act of Assembly made in the year 1757, 'Tis hereby order'd that 
a certain Tract or Parcel of Land left to the Parish by James Jouslln be sold 
at Public Vendue by the Church Wardens: one half to be paid at acknowledging 
the Deeds, Xc the rest at 12 Months 

Orderd that in Case the Church Wardens have Opportunity of purchasing a con- 
venient Parcel of Land for the use of the Parish on reasonable Terms, it be 
accordingly done. 



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61 



[74] At a Vestry held the 21st October 1758 

Present the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

Major Thomas Walke 1 /^i, i, m j 

Mr. Francis Thorowgood Land| Church Wardens 

Col. Anthony Walke Capt. James Kempe Capt. George Wishart 
Mr. William Keeling & Mr. William Woodhouse 

The Parish of Lynhaven Dr. Nett Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister convenient 16000 

To 4. per Ct. Shrinkage on Ditto 64O 

To 4. per Ct. for Cask on Ditto 64O 

To Joseph Collinson Clerk of Church & vestry I4OO 

To Mr. Charles Gasking Ditto Eastern Shore Chapel 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Ditto Pvingo Chapel 1200 

To Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer [for] cleaning Ditto & Well 120 

To Richard Norman for keeping Eastern Shore Chapel 120 

To Anthony McKeel Ditto Church 150 

To Mary Morrice towards her Relief 360 

To Barbary Keeling for keeping Roger Hattons Children 7 Months ^20 

To Mrs. Mary Broughton towards her Relief 225 

To Andrew Small for keeping Sarah Leesley 12 Months 750 

To Dinah Ship Ditto Eleanor Burk Ditto 225 

To John Millison Ditto Sarah Briggs Ditto 600 

Mary McClary 600 

Frances Barnes Ditto 24.O 

her 2 Children Ditto 430 

To William Flanegin Ditto Ruth Smith Ditto 600 

To Batson Whitehurst Ditto 2 Elizabeth Burges's Children Ditto 600 

To Dr. Price per Account £15 1800 

To Elizabeth Burkit for keeping Milburn Brian & Child 300 

To Elizabeth Oliver Ditto Eleanor Oliver 225 

To William Cason Ditto Elizabeth Eaton £6 720 

To Mary Malbone Ditto her Sister's Child 300 

To Elizabeth Woodhouse Ditto Florence Griskil's Child 180 

To Dinah Ward for Relief to Aby Vial 130 

To Ditto Ditto Bridget Martin 60 

To Thomas Easter Ditto Henry Holmes' Children 360 

To Robert Burfoot for keeping Elizabeth Oast 4. Months £1.5 150 



To Darcus Carol Ditto 
To Moses McClallan Ditto 
To Anne Berry Ditto 



62 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

[75] To Sarah Wood for keeping her Daughter 12 Months 600 

To Dinah Gold towards her Relief 225 

To Richard Ball for keeping Sarah Davis' Child 7 Months 7/6 105 

To Mr. George Logan per Account 20/ 120 

To Anne Russel for keeping Florence Griskel's Child 270 

To Col. Walke & Son as per Acount £1: 9: 174. 

To The Reverend Robert Dickson Ditto £2: 2: 6: 255 

To Francis Harvy for keeping Alexander Jameson &1 1200 
Benjamin Burroughs 1 Year £10 J 

To Ditto as per Account for burying Benjamin Burroughs 11/3 67§ 

To Robert Cartwright as per Account 12/6 75 

To Major Thomas Walke as per Accoiont £2: 12: 1: 312| 

To 6 per Ct. Accompting on 34-2A9 2055 



36304 
To Fraction carried to County Levy 296 



Cr: By I83O Tythables at 20 lbs. 36600 

Order 'd that the Collector receive from each Tythable 201bs. Nett Tobacco 
for the Parish Levy this year & make Payment to each Claimer as above directed 

Agreed to give Mary Lester £4 for keeping Alexander Jameson the ensuing Year 

Agreed to give Robert Burfoot £5 for keeping Elizabeth Oast the ensuing Year 

Agreed to give Dr. Price to attend the Sick belonging the Parish the ensuing 
Year £20 

Agreed to give Richard Ball to keep Sarah Davis' Child this ensuing Year £1:10 

Agreed to give John Millison £6 for keeping Sarah Brigs the ensuing Year 

Agreed with William Ward to keep Mary McClary the ensuing Year for £6 

Agreed to give John Bonney Junior £6 for keeping Eliz. Eaton the ensuing Year 

Anthony Walke 

[76] At a Vestry held the 18th of September 1759 

Major Thomas Walke & Mr. Francis Thorowgood Land Churchwardens 

Col. Anthony Walke Col. Nathaniel Newton Capt. James Kempe Ivestrvmen 
Present Capt. Anthony Moseley Capt. John Whitehurst Capt. William Keelingj ■'^ 
Capt. George Wishart 

Order 'd that Mr. James Moon & Mr. John Hancock Procession the lines of the 
North side of the Eastern Branch Precinct, John Matthias and Jonathan Hopkin? 
for the south side of the Eastern Branch Precinct, Thomas Haynes 4 James Grlf- 
fen for Little Creek Precinct, Robert Huggins & William Moseley for the Lower 
Part of the western Shore Precinct, Frederick Boush & Willoughby West for the 
upper Part of the western shore Precinct, Smith Shepard, John Pallett, William 
Cox & Henry Harrison, for the Lower part of the Eastern Shore Precinct, Char- 
les Handly, Henry Woodhouse, Jonathan Bonney, & Jonathan Jackson for the up- 
per part of the Eastern shore Precinct, John Simmons junior & James Smith for 
Black water Precinct And that they make Return of the same According to Law 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



63 



Pursuant to an Act of Assembly for preventing Controversies Consernlng the 
bounds of Lands, that once in Every four years the Bounds of Every persons 
Land shall be processioned, and gone Round, and The Land Marks Renewed, and 
for Deviding this parish into Convenient precincts, we have appointed the 
Above Named persons for The performing such processioning at such time as 
shall to the said Vestry seem Convenient, & to see that such processioning 
be Duely performed Between the Last Day of September & the Last Day of March 
Next Ensuing, and for Receiving an Acco\ant in Return of Every person's Land 
so processioned as Also their failures herein, & there particular Reason for 
so failing, and also for keeping Sc providir? a Register for the Recording of 
such processioning, as also for the preventing Mistakes in the said Register, 
as in the said Act is Derected, pursuant to the Derections in the said Act, 
it is Order' d that the Church wardens at Least three Sundays before such per- 
sons shall proceed in such processioning, shall give publlck Notice at the 
Church 

Test Charles Gasklng Clerk [of the] Vestry 



[77] At a Vestry held the 23th of September 1759 

Present the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

Major Thomas Walke & Mr. | „. , » 
Francis Thorowgood Land j Church wardens 

Mr. John Bonney Capt. James Kempe Capt. John Whltehurst).. 

Capt. William Keeling Capt. Anthony Moseley Capt. George Wlshart J ^^^^^y™®" 

The Parish of Lynhaven [is] Dr: Nett Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Convenient 16000 

To 4 per Ct. for shrinkage on Ditto 64.O 

To 4 per Ct. for Cask on Ditto 64O 

To Mr. Joseph Collinson Clerk of Brick Church 1272 

To Charles Gasklng Clerk of Eastern Shore Chapel 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chapel 1200 

To Mrs. Elizabeth Dyer for Cleaning pungo Chapel & well 160 

To Mr. Richard Norman for Cleaning Eastern Shore Chapel 160 

To Mr. James Garton for Cleaning of Brick Church 200 

To Mary Morrissto wards her Relief 4-00 

To Mary Broughton towards her Relief 260 

To Mrs. Barbourer Keeling for mistake in keeping) ,qq 
Roger Hatton's Children Last year J 

To Mrs. Elizabeth woodhouse for keeping Roger Hatton's Children 960 

To Andrew Small for keeping Sarah Leasly & bur[y]ing &ca. 550 

To Dinah Ship for keeping Elanor Buck 300 

To John Millenson for keeping Sarah Brigs &ca. 200 

To William Ward for keeping Mary McCleary 680 

To John Barnes Eastate for keeping frances Barnes 4 months 100 

To Ann Berry for keeping her 2 Children 500 

To William James for keeping Ruth Smith 600 

To Elizabeth Burkltt for keeping Mllburn Brlon's Child 4OO 



64- VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Elizabeth Oliver for keeping Elanor Oliver 300 

To Thomas V/ard Sr. for keeping William Turton one year & half 600 

To John Bonney for keeping Elizabeth Eaton 960 

To Abigal Cotton for keeping her Child j^OO 

[78] To Dinah Gold toward her Relief 300 

To Robert Burfoot for keeping Elizabeth Oast 6 months 400 

To Alexander Harvey for keeping of Ditto 4-00 

To Mary Lester for keeping Alexander Jamison 64.O 

To Richard Bald for keeping Sarah Davis Child 2^0 

To Doctor Lewis Price for attending the parishoners 3200 

To James Dtmn per Account - £4,: 15: 0: 230 

To William Garton per Account - £5: 15: 0: 920 



To William Biddle for 2 Levies he being Constable 
this 2 years past & Not allow' d for the same 



80 



To Batson Whltehurst for keeping Elizabeth Burgess' Children 500 
To Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds?] Walker per Account £1: 19 312 

To Mr. Moses Roberts for keeping frances Barnes I5 years 360 



To the Church wardens to be apply' d for the 
Support of William Pasleys Children 



1200 
To Major Thomas Walke per Account £7: 13: 2: 1226 



To Ann Williamson toward her Relief 4.00 

To Doctor Lewis Price per Account £4: 10: 0: 720 



To Doctor Christopher Wright for Salivating Anthony McKeal 
per Account - £5: 0: 



300 



To Ditto for attendsince k Medicine for Vesty Jacob per Account £3:10: 560 
To Doctor George Roveire for Cureing Mary Cuttance 3200 

To Thomas Easter for keeping Henry Holmes Child 4OO 



To the Churchwardens to pay to Mr. William Bornden Merchant 
in London for Ballance of Church Ornaments shipt by him 
for the Middle Chappie the sum of £16: 11: 8: 



2651J 
To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on 47871| 2872 



5 0743 i 



Cr: By 1935 Tythables at 26 per pole 50310J 
By Fraction Carried to Coiinty Levy 433 



5 0743 i 

Ordered that the Chxirchwardens or Collector Receive from Each Tithable Twenty 
Six pounds of Meet Tobacco for the parish Levy this year & make payment To 
Each Clalmer as above Derected 

Anthony Walke 

Agreed with Elizabeth woodhouse to keep Roger Hattons Children the Ensuing 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
year for six pounds 



65 



Ordered that there be a Well Dug at the Eastern Shore Chappie & that the 
Churchwardens agree with any person for that purpose & that the same be Brickt 
& a pump flxt in it &ca. 

Ordred that Mr. Richard Collinson Offishuate as Clerk for the Brick Church 

[79] Agreed with Doctor Lewis Price to attend the sick belonging to the parish the 
Ensuing year for Twenty pounds 

Agreed with Thomas Ward Sr. to keep William Turton the Ensuing year for Three 
pounds two shillings & six pence 

Agreed & Resolved by this Vestry that Major Thomas Walke & capt. William Keel- 
ing Serve as Church wardens the Ensuing year 

Agreed & Resolved by this Vestry that Mr. John Wilkins Succeed Mr. John Sim- 
mons lately Deceased as processioner for Blackwater precinct 



At a Vestry Held the 29th of September 1760 
Present the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

Major Thomas Walke & | churchwardens 
Capt. William Keeling f 

Present Colo. Anthony Walke Capt. James Kempe Capt. George Wishart 
Capt. John Whltehurst Mr. William Woodhouse Mr. John Whitehead 

Vestry men 



[80] 



The Parish of Lynhaven [is] Dr: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Convenient 

To 4, per Ct. for shrinkage in Ditto 

To A per Ct for Cask on Ditto 

To Mr. Richard Collinson Clerk of Brick Church 

To Charles Gasklng Clerk of Eastern Shore Chappie 

To Ditto Clerk of Vestry 

To Ditto for book to Record the processions in 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of upper Chappie 

To James Garton for Cleaning the Brick Church 

To Samuel Mosses for Cleaning Eastern Shore Ditto 

To William Dyer for Cleaning pungo Do. 

To Mary Broughton Towards her Relief 

To Elizabeth Woodhouse for keeping Roger Hattons Children 

To Dinah Shipp for keeping Elanor Burk 

To Ann Berry for keeping her Two Children 

To William James for short payment last year 

To Tully Williamson for keeping Ruth Smith 

To James Cason for keeping Elizabeth Eaton 

To Abigal Cotton for keeping her Child 



Neet Tobo: 
16000 

640 

64.0 
1200 
1200 

200 

39 

1200 

130 

120 

120 

195 

720 

225 

375 

150 

600 

720 

300 



66 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Sarah Edmonds towards her Relief 300 

To Mary Lester for keeping Alexander Jamison J^BO 

To Ann Williamson Towards her Relief 200 

To Margret Whitehurst for keeping Elizabeth Burgesses Child 137j 

To Ann Olds for keeping her Child in the year 1758 225 

To Doctor Lewis Price for Attending the Parishoners 2^,00 

To Ditto per Accoiint 480 



To the Churchwardens to be Applied for the support & Cloth 
William Pasley's Children 



ing| 



1050 



To William Carton per Account 1320 

To Edward Capps for keeping Milburn Brions Child 300 

To Maximilian Bush [Boush] for 2 levies he being Constable! ,,_ 
2 years & not allowed J 

To Thomas Easter for keeping Henry Holme's Child 2^0 

To Col. Anthony Walke per Account 131 

To Major Thomas Walke per Account 294-2 

To Solomon Wilklns per Account - 633 

To William Cox per Account 322 

To Doctor Christopher Vi'right per Account 867 

To Elizabeth Olderson towards her Relief 180 

To Henry Johnson for making Coffen for V>illlam Absalom 30 

To Mr. John Ackiss for Sundrys for ''llzabeth Brand 150 

To Elizabeth Oliver for keeping Elanor Oliver 

To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on 37371g 2242 



39613 



1 



Cr: By 1919 Tythables 20? per pole 39339? 

To a fraction Carried to County Levy 274 39613^ 



Orderd that Capt. William Keeling Sherif Receive from Each Tythable person 
twenty pounds k a half of Neet Tobaco for the parish Levey this year and -nake 
payment to Each Clamer as above. Anthony Walke 

Test Charles Gasking Clerk [of] Vestry 
[81] Agreed with Mrs. Mary Lester to Keep Alexander Jamison the Ensuing year for 
£5: 0: 0: 

Agreed with V/illlam Dyer to Keep Elizabeih Eaton the Ensuing year for £6:0:0: 

Agreed with James Cason to Keep William Tirton the Ensuing Year for £4: 0: 0; 

Agreed with William Carton to keep Elizabeth Oast the Ensuing Year £6: 0: 0: 

Agreed '.vith Doctor Lewis price to attend the sick belonging to the Parish The 
Ensuing year for £20: 0: 0: 

Agreed that Capt. James Kempe k Capt. V.'illiam Keeling Serve as Church wardens 
the Ensuing year 



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67 



Agreed that the Church wardens have 80 lbs. of Neet Tobacco for Every time 
They find the Ellements 



Memorandum: that on the 20th Day of 
Serving any Longer as a vestry man, 
therefore orderd that he be Summond 
Moseley Resigned Serving any longer 
Saiinders was Chosen in his Room ther 
Accordingly, also Mr. John Bonney Re 
and Mr. Dennis Dauley was Chosen in 
raond to Serve Accordingly 



October 1760 That Mr. Adam Tooley Resigned 
Sc Mr. Thomas Olds was Chosen in his Room, 
to Serve Accordingly, Also Capt. Anthony 
as a vestry man, and that Capt. Jonathan 
efore Orderd that he be summoned to Serve 
signed Serving any Longer as A Vestry man, 
his Room therefore Orderd that he be Sum- 



April the 25th Day 1761 This Day Came Capt. Jonathan Saunders, Mr. Thomas OMs 
Princess Anne & Mr. Denis Dauley & took the oaths of Allegiance To Serve as Vestry men for 



County 



October 
13th, 1762 



the said County & Parish of Lynhaven 



The following Person hath taken the oaths 
of a vestry Man and Subscribed to be Con- 
formable to the Doctrine & Discipline of 
the Church of England as Required by Act 
of Parliament 



Jonathan Saunders 
Thomas Old 
Dennis Dawley 

Thomas Rey[nold]s Walker 



[82] 



Present 



At A vestry Held the 26th Day of October 1761 
Present The Riverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 



Capt. James Kempe 
Capt. William Keeling 



Church wardens 



Col: Anthony Walke, Col. Nathaniel Newton, Capt. John Whitehurst, 
Mr. John Whitehead, Mr. William Woodhouse, Capt. Jonathan Saunders, 
Mr. Dennis Dawley & Mr. Thomas Old Vestry Men 

The Parish of Lynhaven [is] Dr: Neet Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Convenant 16000 

To 4 per Ct: for Shrinkage on Ditto 6^0 

To 4 per Ct. for Cask on Ditto 64O 

To Mr. Richard Collinson Clerk of the Brick Church 1200 

To Charles Gasking Clerk [of] Eastern Shore Chappie 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk [of] upper Chappie 1200 

To James Garton for Cleaning brick Church & making up the graves 240 

To Capt. William Keeling for Cleaning Eastern shore Chappel 130 

To William Dyer for Cleaning upper Chappie 120 

To Mary Broughton Towards her Relief 195 

To Tully Williamson for keeping Ruth Smith 600 

To Ann Williamson Towards her Relief 200 

To Alexander Keeling for keeping William Hatton son [of] Roger 375 

To Andrew Small for keeping John Hatton son [of] Roger 375 

To Sarah Edmonds Towards her Relief 300 

To John Mearanor[?] for keeping Alexander Jamison 555 

To Edward Caps for Keeping Mllbur[n] Brions Child 200 

To Thomas Easter for keeping Henry Holme's Child 130 



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To Elizabeth Olderson towards her Relief 180 

To Josiah Dough for keeping Elizabeth Brand 5 months 4,20 

To William Fentress for k[eep]ing of Ditto 1 month ® 15/ 90 

To Samuel Boush for keeping Francis Spratt 2^.0 

To Anthony McKeel per Account 5/6 33 

To Col. Anthony Walke per Account £9: 5: Si 1112 

To William Moseley per Account 11/ 66 

To Robert Huggins per Account £2: 6: 9: 230| 

To William Garton per Account £13: 8: 6: 1611 

To William Godfry per Account £1: 0: 0: 120 

To Josiah Morris Sr. for keeping Eloner Burk 6 months 112j 

To William Fentress [of] Blackwarter for keeping Eloner Burk 6 months 112^ 

To Elizabeth Harvey widow of Francis Towards her Relief 300 

To George Oldner, he being Constable last year & not allow'd forit 8/l| 48- 3A 

Lewis 
To Doctor^ Price for tending the Parishoners 



To the Eastate of Major Thomas Walke 

To Sarah Cason widow of James for keeping William Turton 

To William Dyer for keeping Elizabeth Eaton 

To Anthony Williamson for Making Cloaths for Joshua Pasley 

To Capt. James Kempe for finding the Ellements at Brick Church 

To Capt. William Keeling for Ditto [at] Eastern Shore Chappie 

To Mr. John Bonney for Ditto [at] upper Chappie 



To Charles Gasking Clerk [of] Vestry [for] Recording Process 
and Copying Acts of Assemblys 

To the Church wardens for the Support of the parishoners) 
the Ensuing year J 



lonsi 



To Col. Nathaniel Newton per Account 
To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on 



45052-1/4 



Cr: By 1973 Tithables at 24 per pole Is 47352-1/4 
Fraction Carried to County Levey 403 



2400 
143 
430 
720 
18 
240 
240 
240 

860 

10000 

585 
2703 

47755-1/4 
47755-1/4 



Orderd that the Church wardens or Collector Receive from Each Tlthable Tween- 
ty four pounds of Neet Tobaco for the parish Levy this year and Make payment 
to Each Claimer [as] above Derected 

Anthony Walke 

Test Charles Gasking Clerk [of] Vestiy 

Agreed with Doctor Lewis Price to attend the parishoners the Ensuing year 
for £20 



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69 



Ordered that the Church wardens Sell that Tract of Land that Major Thomas 
Walke give to the parish In his last Will & Testament And the Money Arising 
therby to be laid out In young Slaves for the support of the said parish 

Ordered that the Church wardens Agree with any Person to Repiar the Parish 
houses & find such Materials as is wonting for them. 

[84] On the Motion of Mr. Jonathan Porter it is agreed that he Build A Gallery in 
the North side of the Easternshore Chappie, from the gallery to the Easterrost 
End of said Chappie, and that Col. Nathaniel Newton, Capt. William Keeling & 
Mr. William Woodhouse or any two of them do Vew & Derect him in the Same 

Agreed with George Trouton & his wife to look after and Take Care of the Pa- 
rlshoners the Ensuing year for £12:0.0. The said Trouton & wife to have their 
Dyit found them 

Test Charles Gasking Clerk Vestry 



At a Vestry Held the 13th of October 1762 
Present the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 



[35] 



Capt. James Kempe 

Mr. Thomas Renolds Walker 



} 



Church Wardens 



Colo. Anthony VJalke Colo. Nathaniel Newton Capt. John Whitehurst 
Mr. William Woodhouse Mr. John Whitehead Capt. Jonathan Saunders 
Mr. Dennes Dawley & Mr. Thomas Old, Vestery Men 



Dr. 



The Parish of Linhaven 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson 

To Ditto for Shrinkage & Cask 

To Mr. Richard Colerson Clerk of the Brick Church 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of the Upper Chappel 

To Charles Gasking Clerk of the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Ditto per Account & Clerk of the Vestery 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning Brick Church &ca: 

To Mr. Thomas Renolds Walker for Cleaning the Eastern Shore Chappel 

To Ditto For Account 

To Mrs William Dyer for Cleaning the upper Chappel 

To Mary Brawton [Broughton] towards her Relief 

To Sarah Edmonds Towards her Relief 

To Elizabeth Alanson Towards her Relief 

To Sarah Green towards Her Relief for Children 

To Robert Ward for Keeping Mary Ward 

To Nowdinna Henley For 1 Leavy over Charged Last year 

To Ann Denby For 3 Leaveys over Charged Last year 

To John Fentress son of Mlchal per Account 

To Adam Thorowgood per Accotint 

To John Blddle per Account 

To Vfilliam Garton per Saddle For the Parish 



lbs. tobo: 

16000 

1280 

1200 

1200 

1200 

310 

240 

180 

A52 

120 

195 

300 

130 

500 

300 

60 

180 

90 

519 

432 

60 



70 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To George Cox per Account 690 

To Doctor Lev,'is Price For Attending the Parlshoners 2^.00 

To Robert Huggins per Account 63 

To Colo. Anthony Walke & son per Account A50-4 

To Robert Cartv;right for Keeping Harpers Child 4.06 

TO 6 per Ct. On Accounting on 33066 1933 



350A9 



Cr: By 2021 Tithables @ 17 [lbs.] per Pole is 34357 

Fraction Carried to County Leavy 692 35049 



Ordered that the Church V.'ardens or Collectors Receive From Each Tithable 
Seventeen Pounds of Neet Tobacco For this year and Make Payment to Each 
Claimer [as] Above Directed 

Anthony Walke 

Ordered that Major Anthony Walke send For stuff to make Two Gounds [gowns] 
For the Minister &ca: 

[36] Agreed With George Trouton & Wife to Look after the Parlshoners And Take Care 
of them the Ensuing year For £12:0.0. The said Trouton & Wife to have their 
dyit Found Them 

Orderd that the Church Wardens Pay Capt. William Keeling £11:3:11?: 
Also Pay Capt. James Kempe £4=1:11: 

Likewise that they Tar Paint&Whitewash the Brick Church, Tar & Whitewash the 
Easternshore Chappel k other Nesesarys that shall be v.antlng 5: be paid out 
of the money Levyed Last year In the hands of the Church wardens Likewise 
that Capt. Dennes Dawley Agree with Any Person to Repair the upper Chappel 
And Bring his Account to the Next Leavy Laying & He shall Be Paid &ca. 

Test Charles Gasking Clerk [of] Vestry 

^^Count^ '^^^^ ^^ ^ Vestry Held the 8th day of October 1763 
The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. James Kempe and 1 chuvchv/f^vAen'^ 
Mr. Thomas Reynolds v.'alker J ^"^'^™^^^^'^^ 

Colo. Anthony Vfalke Colo. Nathaniel Newton Capt. John Whitehurst 
Present Mr. William V/oodhouse Capt. William Keeling & Capt. Jonathan Saimders 
Gentlemen: 

The Parish of Lynhaven [is] Dr: Neet Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Conveniant 16000 

To Ditto for shrinkage & Cask 1230 

To Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chappie 1200 

To Charles Gasking Clerk of Eastern Shore Chappie 1200 

To Ditto Clerk of the Vestry 250 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning the Church & yard 270 

To Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker for Cleaning Eastern Shore Chappel 180 

To ditto per Account . . £10:12:4g 1274-1/4 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 71 

To ditto for finding the Elements [at] Eastern Shore Chappel _ 

80 lbs. Each Time ■^■^° 

To V/illiam Dyer for Cleaning Pimgo Chappel 180 

!37] To Mary Broughton Towards her Relief 195 

To Sarah Edmonds Towards her Relief 300 

To William Moseley Senior per Account £2:18: 84,8 

To Mary Barnes for Keeping her son Jonathan 5OO 

To Anthony McKeel Towards his Relief 300 

To Elizabeth Harvey Towards her Relief 300 

To Diincan McCaull for Reading at Brick Church 3 months 300 

To John Bulman for Reading at ditto 9 months 900 

To William Maye for his wife's attending the Parishoners one year 74O 

To James Carraway per Account . . . £1:0:11: 125j 

To Robert Huggins per Account . . . £0:10:8: 64. 

To Colo: Nathaniel Newton for summondlng Jury & Taking Inquisition^ _„. 
on a Negro Girl of John Lovett's, & William &. John Purdys ditto J '"+ 

To Colo. Anthony Walke & son per Account . . . £6:15:8: 8I4, 

To Capt. James Kempe per Account . . . £24.: 1^:11: 2969^ 

To ditto for finding the Elements for the Brick Church _.^ 

30 lbs. Each Time "^^^ 

To V/illiam Niramo Senior for making Coffens for Thomas Green Sc hatton 120 

To Jonathan Porter per Account . . . £10:16: 1296 

To Robert Cartwright for Keeping Harper's Children 719| 

To Mr. John Bonney for finding Elements for Pungo Chappel] p.^, 

80 lbs. Each time J ■*" 



To Pheby Dyer for Keeping her Children 500 

540 



To John Norris for his wife's Boarding & Cureingl 
Joshua Pasley's scald head j 

To the Churchwardens for the use of George Trouton 14.4-0 



To the dittos for the Repairing of the Brick Church & Chappels 10000 
To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on 45320 2719 



43039 



Cr: By 2110 Tithables at 22-3/4 lbs per pole is 48OO3 

fraction carried to the County leavy 36 48039 



Ordered that the Churchwardens or Collectors Receive from Each Tithable 
Tweenty Two pounds & 3/4 of Neet Tobacco for this year and make payment to 
Each Claimer as above Directed 

Anthony Walke 

Agreed with John Cox & his wife to take Care and Look after the Parishoners 
the Ensuing year for £12:0:0: the said Cox &. wife to have their Dyet found 



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[88] 



Princess 
anne 



[89] 

Princess 

ann County 



Present 



them, & that they Indeavour to make Corn pease purtatus &ca: 
fowls &ca for the support of said Parlshoners 



also to Rase 



Mr. John Bullman Having had a Tryall of his ability to perform The office of 
a Clerk is approvd of and now Voated that he be admitted Clerk of the Brick 
Church the Ensuing year Scca. 

Agreed with Doctor Lewis Price to take Care and Look after the Parlshoners 
the Ensuing year and to apply such Means as is Necessary for them, & that the 
said Price gives Good attendance unless hendred By sickness, then the Church- 
wardens send for any other Doctor and he be paid out of the said prices Sala- 
ry, and in consideration of the above The said price is to have £20:0 per year 



Memorandum: that James Powers is agreed 
Cure of John Curtis 



pay forty shillings toward the 



Pursuant to an order of Princess anne County Court Requiring us to Cause a 
processioning of all Lands in our Parish According To the Act of Assembly, we 
do therefore order that the Severall persons Hereafter named in. their Several 
precincts warn in the Inhabitants In their Divisions to goe & procession all 
the Lands therein, taking Care to Comply with the said Act, persons appointed 
to perform Processioning are, George Jamison & william Dudley for the north 
side of the Easton Branch precinct, Samuel Tenant & Charles Williamson for 
the south side of the Easton Branch precinct: William Nimmo and Thomas Hunter 
son of Thomas for the Little Creek precinct: Robert Thorowgood and Robert 
Cartwrlght for the Lower part of the western shore precinct: Hillery Snale & 
John Lovett son of Thomas for the upper part of the western shore precinct: 
Erasmus Haynes, Henry Keeling, William Brock Junior & Henry Cornick for the 
Lower part of the Easternshore precinct: Anthony Barnes Junior, Anthony Leg- 
gitt, John Whitehead Junior and Charles James for the upper part of the Eas- 
ternshore precinct: Gidion White & William Simmons for Black warter precinct 
And that they make Return According to Law 

Test Charles Gasklng Clerk [of] Vestry 

At a Vestry Held the 6th Day of October 176^ 
The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 



Capt. James Kempe and 
Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walke 



'] 



Churchwardens 



Colo. Anthony Walke Capt. John Whltehuirst Mr. John Whitehead 

Mr. William Woodhouse Capt. William Keeling Capt. Jonathan Saiinders 

Mr. Thomas Olds & Mr. Dennis Dawley Vestry men 

The Parish of Linhaven [is] Dr: Neet Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson minister Conveniant 16000 

To ditto for shrinkage & Cask 1280 

To Mr. John Bulman Clerk of Brick Church 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chaple 1200 

To Charles Gasking Clerk of Easternshore Chaple 1200 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning Brick Church & Yard ■ 270 

To ditto Towards his Relief 300 

To Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker for Cleaning Easternshore Chaple 270 

To ditto for finding the Ellements for the Easternshore Chaple 2^0 

To V.'illiara Dyer for Cleaning pungo Chaple 6 months 90 

To Charles Cason for Cleaning ditto 6 months 90 

To Mary Broughton Towards her Relief 250 



[90] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
To Sarah Edmonds Towards her Relief 
To Mary Barnes for keeping her son Jonathan 
To Elizabeth Harvey Towards her Relief 
To Henry Kinzee for a levy over Charg'd last year 
To John Wickins per Accoimt 16/ 
To Mr. Thomas Olds per Account £7:4-:2: 
To Pheby Dyer Towards her Relief & Children 

To Capt. James Kempe for finding the Ellements at Brick Church 
To ditto per John Cox per Account 16/ 
To Mr. John Bonney for finding the Ellements at piingo 
To Henry Dawley for a levy Over Charg'd last year 
To Colo. Anthony Walke & son per Account £12:3:6-1/4, 
To William Nimmo Sr. per Account 20/ 
To Doctor Lewis Price for Attending the parishoners 
To John Bishop for keeping George Green 
To Samuel Rea Towards his Relief 

To Tully Williamson for Cureing Francis Barnes of a scald head 
To Abia Consaulvo Towards her Relief & four Children 
To Charles Gasking Clerk of Vestry & for Recording the processions 
To The Churchwardens Towards Building Mary Broughton a house 
To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on 32758-1/4 

Cr: By 2121 Tlthables @ 16-1/4 lbs. per pole is 3444-2 
Fraction Carried to the County Levy 281 



73 
400 
500 
180 

50 

96 
865 
500 
240 

96 
240 

50 
I46I-I/4 

120 
2400 
360 
720 
130 
600 
800 
510 
1965 



34723-1/4 
34723-l/A 



Ordered that Capt. Jonathan Saimders Receive from Each Tithable I6-I/4 Ibg. 
of Meet Tobacco for this year and Make payment to Each Claimer as above Di- 
rected 

Agreed with John Bishop 8c wife to take Care & Look after the parishoners the 
Ensuing year for £12:0:0: The said Bishop & wife to have Their Diet found 
them, & the said Bishop is to Endeavour to make Corn Pease portators on the 
said parish [land?] & also to have fouls Raised for the Support of the said 
parishoners 

Agreed with Richard Murray to keep Anguss McCaul's 2 Children the Ensuing 
year for £6 

Ordered that the Churchwardens find junk for the parishoners To pick the 
Ensuing year 

Ordered that Mr. Andrew Stewart pay John Cox Twelve pounds out of the parish 
Money in his h^nds 

Ordered that the said Stewart pay Anthony Williamson Seven Shillings out of 

the same 



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Ordered that Capt. James Kempe be paid £26:1:11: out of the Money in his hands 
that was Due from Mrs. Noro Parsons 

Ordered that the Churchwardens or Mr. Stewart pay Thomas Williamson Teen pounds 

The church- Ordered that the Churchwardens Capt. William Woodhouse and Capt. Dennis Dawley 
wardens to ver; Vew &: look over the Repair that the said Thomas Wmiamson is to make in pungo 
the upper chapl Chaple & see that he put no Bad Stuff in the said Chappie 

Anthony Walke 



[91] 
Vestry 
man 



Princess 

Anne 

County 



Present 



[92] 



October 12th day 1765 

Major Anthony Walke Being Chosen a Vestry man of this Parish & having tal:en 
All the Oaths enjoining & subscribed The Test are Admitted a member of the 
said Vestry 

Anthony Walke Jiinior 

At A vestry Held the 12th Day of October 1765 

The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. James Kempe & Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker Church wardens 

Colo. Anthony Walke, Capt. John Whitehurst, Capt. William Keeling, 

Capt. William Woodhouse, Capt. Dennis Dawley, & Mr. Thomas Olds, Vestry men 

The Parish of Lynhaven [is] .... Dr: Neet Tobo: 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Conveniant 16000 

To ditto for Shrinkage & Cask 1280 

To Mr. John Bulman Clerk of the Brick Church 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chappie 1200 

To Charles Gasking Clerk of Eastern shore Chappie 1200 

To ditto Clerk of Vestry 250 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning Brick Church & yard 270 

To ditto Towards his Relief 300 

To Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker for Cleaning Eastern shore Chappie 2^0 

To ditto per Account £5:15:3: 692 

To ditto for finding the Ellements Eastern shore Chappie ZJ^O 

To Mr. Tully Williamson for Cleaning p\mgo Chappie 180 

To Mary Broughton Towards her Relief 250 

To Sarah Edmonds Towards her Relief 4,00 

To Mary Barns for Keeping her son Jonathan 500 

To Elizabeth Harvey Towards her Relief 130 

To Colo. Nathaniel Newton for Inquisition on Drown'd persons 5A9 

To Pheby Dyer Towards her Relief & Children 4.OO 

To William Biddle per Account 3/9 22| 

To Capt. William Woodhouse Senior per Account £2:0:0: 24.O 

To Mr. Thomas Olds per Account £7:15:7: 933| 

To Mr. George Corprew per Account £2:19:0: 354 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 75 

To Mr. James Williamson Newton per Account £1:3: 163 
To Mr. John Bonney Senior [for] finding the Ellements: upper Chappie 24O 

To Capt. James Kempe for finding Ellements for Brick Church 24,0 

To Samuel Rea Towards his Relief 720 

To Colo. Anthony Walke & son per Accoimt £^6: 12: 1-3 A 5593 

To ditto as Assignees of Doctor Lewis Price 1200 

To ditto as assignees of William Nimmo Senior £7:11:9: 910 

To John Malbone 2 levies over charged in 1762: ?c 63: I04 

To Richard Murry for keeping Angus McCauls 2 Children 340 

To Abla Consaulvo Towards her Relief & h, Children 600 

To John Michal Kenline for making ministers gounds 90 

To John Biddle per Account £3:3:9: 333 

To Ruth Smith Towards her Relief 200 

To Harison Banks for Rent of house for Samuel Rea I50 

To the Churchwardens Towards the Support of the parishoners 4-400 

To 6 per Ct. for Accoxinting on . . . 42719 2563 



45282 



Cr: By 2203 Tithables (3 20\ lbs. per pole is 45100 

Fraction Carried to the County Levy 182 45282 



Ordered that Mr. John Acklss Sherif Receive from Each Tlthable 20j lbs of 
Neat Tobaco for this year & make payment to Each Clalmer as above Directed 

Anthony Walke 

Charles Gasklng Clerk of Vestry 

[93] 
oip^-tj- Ordered that Mr. Andrew Stewart pay Capt. James Kempe Churchwarden The sum of 

, Twenty pounds Nineteen Shillings & one penny it Being the Ballance Due from 

to pay j,^^^ ^Q ^jjg parish 

_ „ Ordered that Capt. James Kempe pay to Colo. Anthony Walke & son Assignees of 
Lapt. Rempe Zo\-\s\ Bishop the Sum of Six pound Eleven Shillings out of the money in his 
^° P^y hands Which is the sum of £19:15:2: 

_ „ Ordered that Capt. James Kempe pay Thomas Williamson the sum of Twenty one 
apt. empe pounds Eighteen Shillings & Eightpence out of the money he is to Receive from 
^o pay ,jj._ Stewart 

Agreed with Richard Murry to Keep Anguss McCauls 2 Children The Ensuing year 
for £6:0:0: 

Agreed with Thomas Gorden to Keep Thomas Oldners Child The Ensuing year for 
£4:0:0: 

Agreed with Tully Williamson to find Bricks '3 25/ per Thousand for the upper 
Chappie 

M^t* f'^ ^ On the Motion of Capt. James Kempe it's unaniraisly Agreed & Liberty given him 
Gallerv°^ to Erect a hanging pew on the North side of the Brick Church 

Mr. Edv;*^ Mose- On the Motion of Mr. Edward Moseley Junior for a Gallery in the Brick Church 
ley's Motion on the South side, it's therefore Granted him, so that the sane do not Effect 
for Gallery the pulpitt 



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Gallery 



[9 A] 

Princes Anne 

County 



r t K- Ti 0' '-'" ^^^ Motion of Capt. William Keeling, it's unanimisly Agreed & liberty giv- 
M^t* f" ^ ^^ him, to Erect a hanging pew on the South side of the Eastern shore Chappie, 
Motion lor adjoining the other gallery at His own Cost, the Stairs to Run up in the S.W. 
Corner. 

Agreed with Capt. William Woodhouse Senior to Keep Anne Colly's Child the En- 
suing year for £5 

Agreed with John Bishop to take Care & Look after the parishoners the Ensuing 
year for £12:0:0: per year & they to have their Dyet found them, 5c he the said 
Bishop is to Endeavour to make a Crop of Corn pease &ca. 

Charles Gasking Clerk of Vestry 

At a Vestry Held the 13th Day October 1766 

Present The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. James Kempe [&] Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker Church Wardens 

Colo. Anthony Walke Colo. Edward Hack Moseley Colo. Nathaniel Newton 
Capt. John Whitehurst Capt. William Keeling Capt. William Woodhouse 
Capt. Dennis Dawley & Mr. Thomas Olds Vestry men 

The Parish of Lynhaven [is] Dr. Neat Tobaco 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Convenient 16000 

To ditto for Shrinkage & Cask 1280 

To Mr. John Bulman Clerk of Brick Church 1200 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of upper Chappel 1200 

To Charles Gasking Clerk of Eastern shore Chappel 1200 

To ditto per Acooimt & Clerk of Vestry 490 

To Anthony MeKeel for Cleaning Brick Church 270 

To ditto Towards his Relief 300 

To Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker for Cleaning Eastern shore Cappel 270 

To ditto for finding the Ellements for Eastern shore Chappel 24.O 

To ditto per Accoimt £1:13: 193 

To Mr. Tully Williamson for Cleaning upper Chappel 180 

To Mary Broughton Towards her Relief 150 

To Sarah Edmonds Towards her Relief 4.OO 

To Elizabeth Harvey Towards her Relief 300 

To Thomas Lewis per Account £1:5: 150 

To Abla Consaulvo towards her Relief & 3 Children 4OO 

To Mr. Thomas Olds per Acco\int £3:12:8: 4.36 

To Mr. John Bonney for finding the Ellements [for] upper Chappel 240 

To Capt. James Kempe [for] finding Ellements [for] Brick Church 24O 

To ditto per Account £10:10:7: 1263-lA 

To ditto Assignee of John Bishop I44O 

To Thomas Gorden for Keeping Thomas Oldner's Child 480 



[95] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Capt. William Woodhouse for keeping Ann Colleys Child 

To ditto per Account 15/ 

To Richard Murry for keeping Angus McCaul's 2 Children 

To Thomas Scophus 1 levy overcharged last year 

To William Nimmo for making Jonathan Harper's Coffen 

To Colo. Anthony Walke 1 levey Overcharged last year 

To ditto per Account £>i7: 5:1-3/4.= 

To Capt. William Keeling per Account £2:3:^: 

To Mary Barns for keeping her son Jonathan 

To Elizabeth Fountain for keeping Margaret Fountain 

To William Biddle per Account £3:13:6: 

To Col. Nathaniel Newtonper Account 

To John Denny for making William Willett['s] Coffen 

To Thomas Williamson per Account £13:2:5: 

To Mary Moroner per Account £1:11:3: 

To the Church wardens, toward the Repair of the Brick Churc 
and Support of the parishoners the Ensuing year 

To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on . . 4,5225-1/4 

Cr: By 2272 Tithables @ 21 lbs per pole is 47712 
By fraction Carried to County levey 226 



77 



1 



600 

90 

720 

50j 

45 

50i 

5670| 

290 

500 

600 

471 

503 

45 

1575 

137j 

5500 

2713 



47938-1/4 



47938 



Ordered that Capt. Frederick Boush Sherif Receive From Each Tithable 21 lbs. 
of Neat Tobaco for this year Sc make Payment to Each Claimer as above Derected 

Anthony Walke 

Agreed with Thomas Gorden & wife to keep Thomas Oldner's Child the Ensuing 
year for £3:0: 

Agreed with Richard Murry & wife to keep Angus McCaul's 2 Children the Ensu- 
ing year for £6:0: 

Agreed with Mary Cear to keep her 2 Children the Ensuing year for £3:6:8: 

[96] Agreed with Doctor Robert Paterson to take Care & look after The parishoners 
the Ensuing year & that he Bring his Account in at the laying of the Next 
parish levey. 

Agreed with Ann Fleer to keep her 3 Children the Ensuing year for £5:0:0: 

Agreed with John Bishop & wife to take Care & look after The parishoners the 
Ensuing year for the Sum of £12:0: per year 

Agreed with Thomas Turner to keep Bridgett Colley the Ensuing year for £2:10: 

Agreed with Capt. William Woodhouse to keep Margrett Colley the Ensuing year 
for £5:0: 

Agreed with Mr. Edward Moseley to Repair the Brick Church the Ensuing year & 
that the Church wardens pay Him for the Same . 



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VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



[97] 

Princess Anne 

County 



Present 



[93] 



On the Motion of Charles Gasking for a Greater allowance as Clerk of the Eas- 
tern shore Chappel Sc Clerk of the Vestry that he The said Gasking have for the 
said Services 2000 lbs. of Neat Tobaco per year, & that Mr. John Bulman & Mr. 
Cason Moore Clerks of The Brick Church & pungo Chappel have 1650 lbs. of Neat 
Tobaco Each per year for their said Services &:ca. 

Charles Gasking Clerk of Vestry 

At a vestry held the 14.th of October 1767 

[Present] The Reverena Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. James Kempe & Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker) Church wardens 

Colo. Anthony Walke Colo. Edward Hack Moseley Capt. John Whltehurst 
Capt. William Keeling Capt. Dennis Dawley & Capt. William Woodhouse 

The Parish of Lynhaven [is] . . . Debtor Neet Tobaco 

To the Reverend Robert Dickson Minister Conveniant 16000 

To ditto for shrinkage & Cask 1230 

To Mr. John Bulman Clerk of Brick Church 1650 

To ditto for Burying Anne Rice 30 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of the upper Chappie 1650 

To Charles Gasking Clerk [of] Eastern shore Chappie & Vestry 2000 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning the Brick Church 270 

To ditto towards his Relief 360 

To Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker for Cleaning Eastern shore Chappie 270 

To ditto for finding the Ellements [for] Eastern shore Chappie 24.0 

To Mr. Tiilly Williamson for Cleaning upper Chappie 130 

To ditto per Account £1:5:0: 150 

To Mary Broughton Towards her Relief 150 

To Sarah Edmonds towards her Relief 4,00 

To Elizabeth Harvey towards her Relief 300 

To Abia Consolvo towards her Relief & 3 Children 4,00 

To Mr. John Bonney Deceased for finding the Ellements: upper Chappie 24,0 

To Capt. James Kempe for finding Ellements for Brick Church 24,0 

To Thomas Gorden for keeping Thomas Oldner's Child 4,20 

To Willis Linten for 1 levey Over Charged last year 60j 

To Richard Murry for keeping Angus McCatil's Children 720 

To Elizabeth Fountain towards her Relief 600 

To Anne Fleer for keeping her Children 600 

To Thomas Turner for keeping Bridgett Colley 300 

To Mr. William Woodhouse (son of Capt.) for keeping Margrett Colley 600 

To Colo. Anthony Walke 8: son Assignees of John Bishop 14-40 

To ditto Assignees of Mary Kear 400 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
To ditto per Account £V3:17:2: 5263 

To ditto for 1 levy Over Charges last year 50| 

To Ruth Smith towards her Relief 300 

To Argan Grimstead towards her Relief & 3 Children 4.00 

To Thomas Ward Senior for maintaining William Turton some time since 800 



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To John Dolby per Account £0:13: 

To Anthony Williamson for keeping George Price 

To Charles Broughton for keeping Thomas Broughton' s Child 

To Hillery Brinson for 1 levy Overcharged last year 

To Winney Oharrow [O'Hara?] towards her Relief & 2 Children 

To William Blddle 1 levy overcharged & making a Coffen 

To Doctor Robert Paterson per Acco-unt £9:0:6: 

To Jonathan Porter per Account 7/6 

To Thomas Scophus 1 levy overcharged 

To Mary Barnes for keeping her son Jonathan 

To Thomas Olds per Account £3:3:10 

To Capt. Frederick Boush per Accoiint £0:17:6: 

To ditto for Insolvents 

To Daniel Dudly per Account £2:0:0: 

To Mr. Edward Moseley (son of Francis) 



To the Churchwardens Towards the Support of the Parlshone 
the Ensuing year 

To 6 per Ct. for Accounting on 



rsl 



78 
336 
A20 

60| 
300 
105 
1033 

-45 

60i 
500 
333 
105 
2 67 Si 
240 

36 

2000 



46I94.J 
2771 



[99] 
Vestry 
Man chosen 



Cr: By 2296 Tithables ® 21-lA per pole is 4,8790 
By Fraction Carried to County levy 175 



48965 



Ordered that Capt, Frederick Boush Sherif Receive from Each Tithable 21-1/4 
lbs. of Neat Tobaco for this year and make payment to Each Clalmer as above 

Anthony Walke 

Mr. Anthony Lawson being this day Appointed Vestryman and Desired that he take 
the Oaths Accordingly 



Order to sell Agreed & Resolved by this vestry that the Church wardens sell the Negro wench 
Negro wench Rachal belonging to the Parish & that the Money Ariseing thereby be applyed 
Rachal towards buying another Negro 

Agreed with Richard Murry to keep Angus McCaull's Child the Ensuing year for 
£3:0:0: 

Agreed with Mary Kerr to keep her 2 Children the Ensuing year for £2:10: 

Agreed with Anne Fleer to keep her 3 Children the Ensuing year for £3:6:3: 

Agreed with Charles Broughton to iveep Thomas Oldner's Child the Ensuing year 
for £3:0:0: 



80 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

Agreed with Thomas Simmons to keep Brldgett Colly the Ensuing year for £1:15: 

Agreed with Mr. William Woodhouse (son of Capt.) to keep Margrett Colley the 
Ensuing year for £5:0: 

Agreed with John Dolby to take Care & to look after the Parlshoners the Ensu- 
ing year, he to build a hen house Crib & Repair the Garden & all Other Neces- 
sarys in the Carpenters way Scca. for £12: per year 

On the Motion of Colo. Edward Hack Moseley to Build a pew in the Brick Church 
behind the front door so as Not to Discommode the Communion it is therefore 
granted him, and to Move the front Door Close to the Justices wife's pew. 

Ordered that the Church wardens In case of John Dolby's Misbehaviour to Re- 
move him, & Place who they think Proper to take Care & look after the parish- 
oners. 

[100] At a vestry Held the 14.th of October 1767 

Ordered that Mr. Thumar [Thurmer] Hoggard & Mr. Perrain Smith Procession all 
the land on the North side of the Eastern Branch Precinct and make Return 
According to Law. 

Thomas Wiles & John Mathias Procession the South side of The Eastern Branch 
and make Return According to Law. 

V/illiam Wlshart & Francis Moore Procession Little Creek Precinct and make 
Return According to Law. 

Mr. Andrew Stewart & Mr. James Carraway Procession the lower Precinct of the 
v;estern shore & make Return according to law. 

Mr. James Whitehurst (son of Capt.) and Mr. Joshua Mathias Procession The 
upper precinct of the western shore. 

Mr. John Keeling Senior & Mr. Peter Nolly Ellegood, Joel Cornick Senior, & 
Mr. John Haynes Procession the Lower Precinct of the Eastern shore. 

Mr. Jonathan Jackson, Thomas Williamson, James Hendley, Jonathan Whitehead 
& John James, Procession the upper Precinct of the Eastern shore. 

Mr. James Tooly & Willoughby olds Procession Black warter Precinct. 

Ajithony Walke 

Test Charles Gasklng Clerk of Vestry 

At A vestry held the 7th of July 1768 

p ^ Capt. James Kempe, Colo. Edward Hack Moseley, Mr. Thomas Rey^iolds] 
f resent vifalker, Capt. Dennis Dawley Sc Mr. Thomas Olds 

Francis Moore being Appointed one of the Procession Masters for little Creek 
Precinct last vestry & is since Dead ordered that John Collins son of George 
k William Wishart Procession all the land in little Creek Precinct & make 
Return of the same According to Law. 

James Kempe 
^ [101] 
^^^County^'^"^ ^^ ^ vestry held the 24th of October 1763 

The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. James Kempe & Mr. Thomas Key[nolds] Walkerl Church wardens 

Colo. Edward Hack Moseley Capt. John ViTiitehurst Capt. William Woodhouse 
Present Mr. Thomas Olds Capt. Dennis Dawley & Maj. Anthony Walke 

Vestry men 



[102] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNHAVEN PARISH 31 

The Parish of Lynhaven [is] Dr. Neat Tobaco 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister convenlant 16000 

To Ditto: for shrinkage and Cask 1230 

To Mr. John Bulman Clerk of the Brick Church 1650 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of the upper Chaple 1650 

To Charles Gasking Clerk of Eastern shore Chaple & Vestry 2000 

To Ditto Assignee of Jonathan Porter 4-5 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning Brick Chtirch 270 

To Ditto towards his Relief 360 

To Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker for Cleaning Eastern shore Chaple 270 

To Ditto for finding the Ellements [for] Eastern shore Chaple 2^.0 

To Ditto per Account £6:2:0: 732 

To Tully Williamson for Cleaning upper Chaple 180 

To Mary Broughton towards her Relief 150 

To Sarah Edmonds towards her Relief 4-00 

To Elizabeth Harvey (widow of Francis) towards her Relief 300 

To Abla Consolvo towards her Children's Relief 400 

To Jonathan Bonney [for] finding Ellements [for] upper Chaple 2^,0 

To Capt. James Kempe [for] finding Ellements [for] Brick Church 2-40 

To Ditto per Account £10:13:4.: 1310 

To Charles Broughton for keeping Thomas Oldner's Child 360 

To Richard Murrey for keeping Angus McCaules Child 360 

To Elizabeth Fountain towards her Relief 600 

To Anne Fleer for keeping her 3 Children 4-00 

To Thomas Simmons for keeping Bridgett Colly 210 

To Y/illiam Woodhouse for keeping Margrett Colly 600 

To Colo. Anthony Walke & son Assignees of Mary Kear 300 

To Ditto Assignees of Ditto for keeping Abigal Frost's Child 60 

To Ditto per Account £23:15:5-3/4= 2853 

To Ditto Assignees of John Dolby 468 

To Mary Barnes for keeping her son Jonathan 500 

To James Braithwaite & Company 8/6 51 

To John Gisbon per Account £8:18: 1068 

To Dinah Mason for the Support of her Children 200 

To Darcass Franklin for keeping Henry Kinsey's Child 240 

To John Jamieson for one levy Over Charged last year 29 

To Blazan Vangover for keeping Francis welding 430 



82 



[103] 
Agreements 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To George Trouton for looking after the Parishoners 8 months 

To V/illiam Fentress for one levy Over Charg'd Some time past 

To Ditto for keeping Lidia Fentresses Child 12 months 

To Richard Douge per Account £2:10: 

To John Cox Ditcher towards his Relief 

To Mr. John Ackiss per Account £7:13: 

To James Williamson (Warehouse) per Account £3:0:0: 

To Mark Tune per Account £1:13:^: 

To Doctor John Bowser per Account £11:15:6: 

To Richard V^illlamson per Account £5:5: 

To Elizabeth Omeary per Acoiint 15/ 

To James Carton tov;ards his Relief 

To Colo. Lemuel Cornick per Account £3:7:6: 

Argan Grimstead towards her 2 Children's Relief 

To the Church wardens towards the Support of the| 
Parishoners the Ensuing year J 

To Commition on 46569 lbs. '^ 6 per Ct. is 



960 
61 

360 
300 
100 
918 
360 
200 
1413 
630 
90 
300 
405 
400 

3000 

46569 
2794 

49363 



Cr: By 2302 Tithables @ 21-1/4 per pole is 
By Fraction 



48918 

___U5 

49363 



Ordered that the Churchwardens Receive from Each Tithable 21-1/4 lbs. of 
Neat Tobaco for this year and make payment to Each Claimer as above. 

James Kempe 

Charles Gasking Clerk of the Vestry 

Agreed with Anne Fleer to keep her 3 Children the Ensuing year for £4:3:4: 

Agreed with Richard Murrey to keep Angus McCauls Child the Ensuing year for 
£3:0:0: 

Agreed with Mary Kear to keep her 2 Children the Ensuing year for £2:10: 

Agreed with Charles James to keep Ruth Smith the Ensuing- year for £3:6:8: 

Agreed with Thomas Harvey to keep George price the Ensuing year for £3:0:0: 

Agreed with Charles Broughton to keep Thomas Oldners Child the Ensuing year 
for £3:0:0 

Agreed with Elizabeth Harvey (widow [of] Thomas) to keep her 3 Children the 
Ensuing year for £4:3:4: 

Agreed with Lemuel Wakefield to keep Lemuel Gasking 's Child the Ensuing year 
for £3:0:0: 

Agreed with Elizabeth Omeary to keep her 4 Grandchildren the Ensuing year for 
£5:0:0: 



Agreed with William Woodhouse to keep Msrgrett Colly the Ensuing year for £4: 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



S3 



Agreed with George Trouton k v;ife to take Care & look after the Parishioners 
the Ensuing year for £12:0:0: per year. 

Capt. James Kempe and Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker being Continued Churchwar- 
dens for the Ensuing year its therefore ordered that they Execute their office 
accordingly. 

Charles Gasking Clerk of Vestry 

At a vestry Held the l^th of November 1769 

Present Capt. James Kempe [&] Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker Churchvjardens 

Colo. Edvv'ard Hack Moseley Capt. John Whitehurst Mr. William Woodhouse 
Capt. Dennis Dawley Vestry Men 

Lawson a Mr. Anthony Lawson being Chosen a vestry man of this parish and he having 
vestry man taken the Oaths Enjoinid 2c Subscribed the Test is admitted member of the same. 



[104] 
P.obinson a 



Anthony Lawson 



Cppt. Tully Robinson, Being Chosen a vestryman of this Parish & he having 

taken the Oaths Enjoin' d & Subscribed the Test is Admitted a member of this 
vestry man ^^^^^^ 

Tully Robinson 



Princess ^^ ^ vestry Held the 9th Day of October 1769 
Anne 

The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

James Kempe ) Gentlemen Church wardens 

Thomas Rey[nolds] WalkerJ 

n „ „ 4. Edward Hack Moseley John Whitehurst William Woodhouse 

Dennis Dawley Anthony Walke and Tully Robinson Gentlemen Vestry 

The Parish of Lynhaven [is] Dr: Neat Tobaco 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Convenient 16000 

To Ditto for Shrinkage & Cask 1280 

To Mr. John Bulman Clerk of Brick Church 1650 

To Mr. Cason Moore Clerk upper Chappie 1650 

To Charles Gasking Clerk Eastern shore Chappie & Vestry 2000 

To James Williamson per Account £2:0:0: 240 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning Brick Church 270 

To Ditto Towards his Relief 360 

To Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker for Cleaning Eastern shore Chappie 270 

To Ditto for finding the Ellements [for] Eastern shore Chappie 240 

To Major Anthony Walke Assignee of Mary Kear 300 

To Ditto Assignee of Lemuel Wakefield 360 

To Ditto Assignee of Elizabeth Harvey (widow of Thomas) 500 

To Ditto per Account £20:15:9i 2494-3A 

To Mr. Thomas Old per Account £5:17:6: 705 

To Jonathan Bonny for finding Ellements [for] upper Chappie 24O 

To Richard Williamson for keeping Murphy's Child 90 



84 



[105] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Argan Grimstead for keeping her 2 Children 

To Mary Marrener for keeping Ablgal frosts Child 

To Charles Broughton for keeping Thomas Oldners Child 

To Elizabeth Omery for keeping her L, Grand Children 

To Blazan Vangover for keeping Francis Welden 

To Thomas Willis for one levy over Charged last year 

To Patiance Edgar per Account £2:10: 

To Sarah Edmonds towards her Relief 

To Mary Broughton towards her Relief 

To John Cox Ditcher towards his Relief 

To Elizabeth Harvey towards her Relief 

To William Woodhouse (son of Capt.) for keeping Margrett Colly 

To Lucy May per Account £0:10: 

To Mary Barns for keeping her son Jonathan 

To Charles James for keeping of Ruth Smith 

To Ann Fleer for keeping her 3 Children 

To Capt. Edward Cannon per Account £ 

To Doctor John Bowser per Account £12:0:0: 

To Sarah Cason for keeping her 3 Children - 

To Ruth Smith towards her Relief 

To Mary Kear for keeping her 2 Children 

To Richard Murry for keeping Angus McCauls Child 

To Major Anthony Walke Assignee of thoraas Harvey 

To James Braithwait & Company 

To George Troughton for looking after the parlshoners 

To Elizabeth Omery for keeping John Davis' young Child 

To Joel Cornick Collector for fraction last year 

To Tully Williamson for Cleaning upper Chappie 

To the Church wardens towards the Support of the| 
parlshoners the Ensuing year J 

To 6 per Ct: on 4334.1 is 

Cr: By 2297 Tithables at 20 lbs is 45940 
fraction 1 



400 
360 
360 
600 
430 

35-1/4 
300 
400 
150 
100 
500 
480 

60 
500 

400 

500 

366 
lUO 

600 

400 

300 

360 

360 

70 

1440 

400 

150 

130 

3000 



43341 
2600 

45941 



Ordered that Mr. Joel Cornick Junior Receive from Each tithable 20 lbs of 
Neat Tobaco the Ensuing year and make payment to Each Claimer as above 

James Kempe 
Charles Gasklng Clerk of the vestry 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 85 

[106] October the 9th 1769 

Agreements Agreed with Richard Williamson to keep Patrick Murphys Child the Ensuing year 
for £ 3:0:0: 

Agreed with Mary Marrener to keep Abigal frost Child the Ensuing year for £3: 

Agreed with Elizabeth Peetree to keep her 2 Children the Ensuing year for 
£3:6:8: 

Agreed with Ann Fleer to keep her 3 Children the Ensuing year for £3:6:3: 

Agreed with Charles Broughton for to keep Thomas oldners Child the Ensuing 
year for £3:0:0: 

Agreed with John Trowers & his wife to take Care and look after the parish- 
oners the Ensuing year and the said Trowers is to Endeavour to make Corn Peas 
purtators Scca for the sum of £11:0:0: per year 

On the Motion of Capt. James Kempe to Cut a window on the North side of the 
Brick Church opposet to his hanging Pew liberty is therefore granted him 

Colo. Edward Hack Moseley Junior Being Chosen A vestry man of this Parish, 
it's therefore ordered that he take the Oaths Enjoined thereto S:ca 

Agreed and Resolved by this vestry that Capt. James Kempe & Mr. Thomas Rey- 
[nolds] Walker Continue Churchwardens the Ensuing year 

Ordered that Mr. Joel Cornick Junior Collect the Parish Levies the Ensuing 
year, he giving bond & Security to the Church wardens for the performance of 
the same 

On the Motion of Mr. James Williamson in Behalf of Mr. Walter Lyon & Mr. Thu- 
mar [Thurmer] Hoggard to Cut a window on the South side of the Brick Church 
opposet to their hanging Pews, liberty is therefore granted him &ca 

Mr. Anthony Lawson & Capt. Tully Robinson being Chosen vestry men of this 
Parish, & they having taken the oaths Enjoined and Subscribed the Test is 
Admitted members of the said vestry 

James Kempe 

Charles Gasking Clerk of vestry 

[107] At a vestry Held the 10th of October 1770 

Colo: Edward Hack Moseley Junior being Chosen a vestry man of this Parish 
and he having taken the Oaths Enjoined and Subscribed the Test is admitted 
a member of the Same— and also Subscribed to be Conformable to the Doctrine 
and Disapline of the Church of England 

Edward Hack Moseley Junior 

At A vestry Held the 10th Day of October 1770 

The Rev. Robert Dickson Minister 



James Kempe and 1 o,. i. j 
Thomas Rey. Walker/ ^^"^°^ wardens 

John Whltehurst William Woodhouse Dennis Dawley 
Anthony Walke Tully Robinson 



Dennis Dawley 1 ir 4. 
Edward Hack Moseley) Vestry men 



Dr: The Parish of Lynhaven Neat Tobaco 
To the Rev. Mr. Robert Dickson minister Conveniant 16000 

To Ditto for shrinkage & Cask 1280 

To John Bulman Clerk [of the] Brick Church 1650 

To Cason Moore Clerk [of the] upper Chappie 1650 



86 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Charles Gasklng Clerk [of the] Eastern shore Chappie & Vestry 2000 

To Ditto assignee of Doctor John Bowser 69 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning Brick Church 270 

To Ditto Tov/ards his Relief 360 

To Capt. James Kempe [for] finding Ellements [for] Brick Church 24O 

To Ditto Omitted last year for Ditto 2^,0 

To Ditto per Account £7:2:7: 355| 

To Mr. Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker for Cleaning Eastern shore Chappie 270 

To Ditto [for] finding Ellements [for] Eastern shore Chappie 2iiO 

To Ditto per Account 7/11 4,8 

To Ditto Assignee of Richard Williamson 366 

To Tully Williamson for Cleaning upper Chappie 130 

To Mr. Thomas Olds for keeping John Hails orphan 4-20 

To George Durant Corprew for keeping Jonathan Hailes 24.O 

To Major Anthony Walke per Account £29:o:7-3A 3520 

To James Braithwaight k Company 94 

[103] To Anne Whitehurst per Account £1:7:0: 162 

To Jonathan Bonney [for] finding Ellements [for] upper Chappie 2^0 

To Sarah Edmunds Towards her Relief 400 

To Mary Broughton towards her Relief 150 

To Mary Marroner for keeping Abigal Frosts Child 360 

To Elizabeth Peetree for keeping her 2 Children 4OO 

To Anne Fleer for keeping her 3 Children 400 

To Charles Broughton for keeping Thomas Oldner's Child 360 

To Martha Fentress towards her Relief 600 

To Sarah Harvey for keeping her 2 Children 200 

To Rachal Nokes for keeping her 2 Children 4OO 

To Blazan Vangover for keeping Francis Welden 430 

To Capt. John Whitehurst towards the Support of two orphans of Ihomas Cascn500 

To James Williamson per Account £1:0:0: 120 

To Andrew Small for keeping Mary Laurance's Child • 100 

To Smith Shipherd per Account £1:15:4: 212 

To Mr. John Ackiss per Account £3:7:1: 403 

To Mr. John Keeling per Account £0:17:6: 105 

To Capt. James Kempe for II4 lbs of Beef -^ 12/6 86 

To William V/oodhouse (son of Capt,.} for keeping Margrett Colley 430 

To Joel Cornick for Insolvants for year 1768 k 69: III4 

To Ruth Smith Towards her Relief 500 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 37 

To Capt. Frederick Boush for Insolvants year 1767 508 

To Jane Jones towards the Support of her 3 Children 600 

To Susannah Nichols towards the support of her 2 Children 4.8O 

To John Moore for keeping Solomon Heaths Child 24.O 

To Mary Barnes for keeping her son Jonathan 500 

To Doctor John Bowser per Account £7:0:92-: 84.4.-3/4 

To the Churchwardens towards Building the upper Chappie 10000 

To Ditto towards the Support of the parishoners the Ensuing year 2000 

52951-3A 

[109] To 6 per cent on 52951-3/4 • is 3177 



56123-3A 



Cr: By 2350 Tithables ® 23-3A • • is 55813-3/4 
By Fraction 315 



56128 



Ordered that Mr. Jonathan Hopkins Receive from Each Tithable 23-3Altis. of 
Neat Tobaco the Ensuing year & make payment to Each Claimer as above. 

James Kempe 

Agreed with Mary Marrener to keep Ablgal Frosts Child the Ensuing year for 
£3:10: 

Agreed with Elizabeth Harvey to keep her 2 Children the Ensuing year for £2iL0 

Agreed with Elizabeth Peetree to keep her Child the Ensuing year for £2:10: 

Agreed with Anne Fleer to keep her Children the Ensuing year for £2:10: 

Agreed with George Troughton and wife to take Care & look after the parish- 
oners the Ensuing year for £12:0:0: 

James Kempe & Thomas R. Walker Gentlemen is this day Chosen Church wardens 
for the Ensuing year 

Agreed with Elizabeth Omeary to keep her 2 Grand Children the Ensuing year 
for £1:13:4: 

Agreed with Tully Williamson to keep his Brother Anthony Williamson the En- 
suing year for £4:0:0: as per Note 

Agreed with William Dawley to keep Ruth James the Ensuing year for £4:3:4: 

John Trowers k wife having misbehaved at the poor house and not Complyed with 
their Agreement, It's Resolved by this Vestry that they have nothing for their 
Services 

Order'd that the vestry be ajourned till vestry in Course James Kempe 

[110] At A vestry Held the 22nd Day of October 1771 

The Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister 

James Kernpe !c Thomas Rey[nolds] Walker Churchwardens 

Present Edward Hack Moseley Senior John Whitehurst William Woodhouse 
Anthony Walke k Tully Robinson Gentlemen [of the Vestry] 



88 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

Pursuant to an Act of Assembly for preventing Controversies Concerning the 
bounds of Lands, that once In every four years The bounds of every persons 
Lands shall be Processioned and Gone Round and the Land markes Renewed and 
for Dividing this parish into Convenient precincts and for appointing Intel- 
ligent freeholders for the performing such processioning at such a time as 
shall 'j^f^ to the said vestry Seem Conveniant and to see that Such procession- 
ings be duly performed between the Last day of September and the Last day of 
March next Ensuing and for Receiving an Account in Return of every persons 
Land so processioned as also their Failures herein and their perticular Rea- 
sons for so failing, and also for keeping & providing of a Register for the 
Recording of such proceedings in processioning as also for preventing Mistakes 
in the said Register as in the said Act is directed. Pursuant to the Direc- 
tions in the said Act, it is ordered that the Churchwardens at Least Three 
Sundays before such persons shall proceed in Such processioning shall Give 
publick notis thereof at the Church. 

Persons Appointed to perform the said processionings are, James Moore 
& Charles Williamson in the north side of the Eastern branch precinct, Charles 
Mathias, John persons, and Christopher Whitehurst in the south side Eastern 
branch precinct, Christopher Wright 5c Thomas Ewel for Little Creek precinct, 
LeTiuel Thorowgood k Hillary "Whitehurst for the Lov/er precinct Western shore, 
Erasmus Haynes, James Lovett Junior & John Stone for the upper precinct wes- 
tern shore, Jacob Ellegood Gentleman, John Lovett Junior, John Cornick & Joel 
Cornlck Junior for the Lower precinct Eastern shore, William Shipherd, James 
Cason (son of John) , William Woodhouse, Nathan Bonney, James Moore & Nathan 
Cornick for the upper precinct of Eastern shore, George DurantCorprew & John 
Woodard for black warter. 

[Ill] At A vestry Held the 22nd Day of October 1771 
The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 

James Kerape ?c \ Churchwardens 
Thomas Rey. Walker J ^'^^'^'^''^^'^^'^^ 

Edward Hack Moseley Senior John Whitehurst William Woodhouse 
Anthony Walke & Tully Robinson Gentlemen of the Vestry 

Dr. The Parish of Lynhaven Neat Tobaco 

To the Reverend Mr. Robert Dickson Minister Conveniant 16000 

To Ditto for shrinkage & Cask 1280 

To John Bulman Clerk [of the] Brick Church 1650 

To Cason Moore Clerk [of the] upper Chappie 1650 

To Charles Gasking Clerk [of the] Eastern shore Chappie & vestry 2000 

To Capt. James Kempe [for] finding the Ellements [for] Brick Church 2^,0 

To Ditto per Account £0:13:4.: 110 

To Mr. Thomas Rey[nold3] Walker for Cleaning Eastern shore Chappie 270 

To Ditto per Account £0:3:10: 53 

To Ditto [for] finding Ellements [for] Eastern shore Chappie 24,0 

To Anthony McKeel for Cleaning Brick Church 270 

To Ditto Tovjards his Relief 360 

To Tully v;illiamson for Cleaning upper Chappie 180 

To Ditto for keeping his Brother Anthony 9 months 320 

To Mary Marrener for keeping Abigal frosts Child 150 

' To Thomas Harvey for keeping Anthony Williamson 3 months 160 



[112] 



Nov. 26, 
1771 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To George Troughton for Looking after the parlshoners 

To William Dawley for keeping Ruth James 

To Major Anthony Walke per Account £21:9:1: 

To Ditto Assignee of Elizabeth Harvey 

To Ditto Assignee of John Trowers 

To Ditto for 13 Barrels Corn & 1 Bushel '3 lO/O paid John Trowers 
Hi for trays 18d 



89 



lUO 

500 

25745 

309 

300 

801 



To Sarah Edmonds towards her Relief 4'00 
To Doctor Chraigdillia per Account £16:14.: 7: 2007J 

To Elizabeth Peetree for keeping her Child 300 

To Anne Fleer for keeping her Child 300 

To Rebecca Salmons for keeping Betty plats Child 200 

To Joshua Hopkins for one levy over Charg'd last year 31 

To Mary Whitehurst towards the Support of her 3 Children 600 

To Richard Murry for keeping Angus McCauls Child 360 

To Elizabeth Omeary for keeping her 2 Grand Children 200 

To Ditto per Account 11/1 66 

To John Dyer for keeping Ruth Aires 500 

To Henry Caps for keeping Sally Caps JfiO 

To Patt Murphy for keeping Mary Laiirance's Child ^4.21 

To Susannah Nickcols towards the support of her 2 Children 48O 

To Elizabeth Consaulvo towards the Support of her 4, Children 800 

To Rachal Nokes towards the Support of her 2 Children J^QQ 

To Blazan Vangover for keeping Francis Welden J^BO 

To Anne Godfry for keeping Bartholomew Scots Child 200 

To James Williamson per Account 10/ 60 

To Sarah Harvey for keeping her Child 200 

To Martha Fentress towards her Relief 6OO 

To John Moore for keeping James Heath 200 
To Capt. John Whitehurst towards the Support of Thomas Casons Children 530 
To Colo. E. Hack Moseley for Coppying of Presentments of Grand Jurys 84. 

To Mr. John Ackiss per Accoimt £7:12:6: 915 

To Capt. Erasmus Haynes per Account 12/6 75 

To James powers for keeping James Lesters Child 360 

To alse Marsh towards her Relief 400 

To Frances Sullivant for keeping her 2 Children 600 

To Marke Moore for one levy Over Charged Last year 31 



90 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Mary Barnes for keeping her son Jonathan 500 

To Ruth Smith towards her Relief 500 

To jean Jones towards the Support of her Children 600 

To the Chiirohwardens towards building upper Chappie 15000 

To Ditto towards the Support of the parlshoners the Ensuing year 2000 

61669 

To 6 per Ct. on 61669 • . is 3700 



[113] Cr: By 24.16 Tithables ^ 27 lbs. per pole is 65232 
fraction of 137 



65369 



65369 

Ordered that Mr. Jonathan Hopkins Sheriff Receive from Each Tithable 27 lbs. 
of nett Tobaco the Ensuing year and make payment to Each Clalmer as before 
mentioned. 

James Kempe 

Agreed with Elizabeth Omeary to keep her Grand Child the Ensuing year for 
£1:13:4: 

Agreed with Anne Godfry to keep Bartholomew Scott's Child the Ensuing year 
for £3:0:0: 

Agreed with George Troughton to keep James Murphy's Child the Ensuing year 
for £2:0:0: 

Agreed & Resolved by the vestry that James Garton take Care and Look after 
the parlshoners the Ensuing year, and if he the said Garton should Misbehave 
the Churchwardens to turn him out and place some Other person in his place 

Agreed with John May to keep Mary Willit the Ensuing year for £2:0:0: 

Agreed with Lydda Willyroye to keep Mary Fentress the Ensuing year for S2il3'-A' 

Agreed with Thomas Olds Jimior to keep John Hailes the Ensuing year for £3:0: 

Ordered that the Churchwardens purchase four Linnen Vftieals for the parlsh- 
oners to work with 

Major Anthony VJalke & Mr. VJilllam Woodhouse Senior is this day Chosen Church 
wardens for the Ensuing year 

Agreed by the Majority of this Vestry that Mr. John Bulman be Continued as 
Clark of the Brick Church Durelng Pleasure 

Charles Gasklng Clerk of Vestry 

Lyn-haven Princess Anne County 
Parish ' 

[114] At a Vestry held the 17th day of June 1772 

Present 
The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 
Anthony V.'alke Senior Gent. William Woodhouse Senior Gent. Church-V.'ardens 



James Kerape Gent., John Vifhitehurst Gent., 
Thomas Old Gent., Dennis Dawley, Gent., 
Thos. Key. Walker Gent., Anthony Lawson Gent., 
John Acklss Gent., Tully Robinson Gent., 
and Edward Hack Moseley Gent. 



■ Vestry-men 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 91 

It having been represented to this Vestry, pnd they well knowing that the 
present Chapel at Pungo is at this Time in a very Ruinous state and condition, 
and therefore vastly dangerous to Assemble and meet therein to offer up Pray- 
ers &c. to Almighty God, for which the said Chapel was erected and built. 
It is therefore Ordered and directed by the above Vestry That James 
Kempe Gent., Edward Hack Moseley Senior, Gent., and Dennis Dawley Gent., or 
any three of them, be and are, appointed Commissioners for the Letting out, 
contracting and Agreeing with some sufficient able, and proper Workman, for 
the building of a new Chapel at or near the said Place of the following Di- 
mensions, the ViTorkman with vv'hom the abovesaid Commissioners or any three of 
them shall (after Advertiseing Publickly) contract and Agree with, entering 
into Bond with sufficient security for the true Performance of such clauses 
as shall be in such Bond inserted for the finishing thereof agreeable to the 
said Commissioners, or any three, their approbation. — 

Vizt. Seventy five Feet in Length | ^^.^^ outside to outside 
Thirty Feet m width J 

The Vifalls to be Twenty Feet to the square, and from the Foundation to 
the Water Table to be three bricks thick and from thence upward to be 
two bricks thick. 

Two Doors one on the South side near the East end and the other in the 
West End, each Door to be Arched and eight Feet to the Arch and h, Feet 
in Width. 

Five V/indows on the North side Arched and Glazed with best 
Four Ditto on the South side crown Glass 9 in. by 11 in. 
Three Ditto in the East end .... of same dimensions 
The above Windovjs to contain six Lights in height and four Lights in 
breadth, each, exclusive of the Arches. 

Two Arched Windows into a Gallery at the West End, to contain each 
[115] twelve Lights of the same Dimensions, to wit 9 inches by 11 inches, 

exclusive of the Arches. 

A Gallery at the West End to be twenty five Feet deep. 
To be Plaistered and Painted were necessary and finished to the appro- 
bation of [the] Commissioners. 

James Kempe 

Lynhavenj county of Princess Anne 
Parish J •' 

At a vestry held the twenty first day of October one Thousand seven hundred 
and seventy two. 

Present: The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. William Woodhouse Sen'r & Major Anthony Walke Church-Wardens 

Capt. James Kempe, Col. Edward Hack Moseley, Sen'r, Capt . Dennis Dawlej; 
Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker, Mr. Anthony Lawson, Mr. John Ackiss, 
Capt. Tully Robinson & Col. Edward Hack Moseley Junior, Vestry-men 

Major Anthony Walke presented his Account of Dr: & Cr: on Account of Commun- 
ion money which having been read the same Is allowed. 

On the Petition of Frances Smyth, Ordered that AO/. be levied for her towards 
her maintaining her child. 

Agreed with William Capps to keep Mary Lester Orphan of James Lester and a 
Negro of her's the ensuing Year for the sum of £4.. 

Agreed with Anne Godfrey widow of Smyth Godfrey deceased to keep her three 
Children the ensuing Year for 600 lbs. Tobo. 

Agreed with Mary Whitehurst Widow of Samuel VlTiitehurst to keep her three 
children the ensuing Year for 600 lbs. Tobo. 

Agreed with John Wells to keep Lidia Land, Orphan of Francis Land, the ensu- 
ing Year for |3 . 

Agreed with Vifilliam Gilbert Gray to keep [judah] Land Orphan of Francis Land, 
the ensuing Year for £3. 

Agreed with Viilliam Land to keep Elizabeth Land Orphan of Francis Land the 
ensuing Year for 200 lbs. of Tobo. 



92 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYOTHAVEN PARISH 



[116] 

1772 
21st October 



November 26th 
October 21st 



Agreed with John Chappie to maintain his daughter Betty the ensuing year for 
300 lbs. of Tobacco 

Agreed with Betty Broughton to maintain her four children the ensuing Year 
for 800 lbs. of Tobo. 

Agreed with Charles Broughton to maintain John Easter son of Mary Easter the 
ensuing Year for 200 lbs. of Tobacco. 

Lynhaven 

The Parish of Lynhaven Dr: 

To the Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 

To Ditto for Shrinkage and Cask 

To Ditto by Account 

To John Bulman Clerk of Brick Church 
Ditto per Account 
Ditto per Accoimt 
Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chapel 

Capt. Charles Gasking Estate late Clerk of Eastern shore Chapel 
Thomas Abbott present Clerk of Eastern shore Chapel per Account 
Mr. Thomas Rey5 Walker for cleaning Eastern shore Chapel 270 



November 26th 
October 21st 



November 26th 
October 21st 
November 26th 
October 21st 



1280 




80 


17360 


1650 




90 




30 


1770 




1650 


Chapel 


1178-lA 


iccount 


1188 



and finding Elements there 
John Cumberfoot Assignee of Mary Hewit 

Ditto 
John Kenline by Account 

George Chapel for keeping Jonathan Barnes 
Frances Smyth by Petition 
Anthony McKeel for cleaning Brick Church 

Ditto . . . for support 
Mr Walke for finding Elements at Brick Church 

ditto by Account 

ditto on Account of Judah Land for John Wells 
and William Gilbert Gray 

William Sorey for keeping a stranger 

Martha Nimmo by Accovint 

Susannah Nichols for maintaining two children 

Mr Peter Singleton by Account 

. . .ditto ... by ditto 

James Williamson by ditto 

. . . ditto ... by ditto 

Blazen Vangover for keeping Frances Welden 



240 



510 



366J 




60 


-^261 




39 




210 




24.0 


270 




500 


770 


2A0 




173A 




1-47-3A 


2121-3A 




336 




A69J 




480 


I02-IA 




60 


162-lA 


130 




60 


240 




480 



[117] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

William Dawley for keeping Ruth James 

Rachel Nokes for support of her two children 

William Salmons for maintaining Betty Piatt's Child 

Elizabeth Consaulvo for maintaining her Children 

Mary Leversage for maintaining two Children 

Charles Broughton for maintaining John Easter 

George Troughton for maintaining James Murpheyl 
Orphan of Patrick Murphey i 

Elizabeth Petree for maintaining her child 

Sarah Edmonds for her support 

Elizabeth Harvey widow of Thomas 

Martha Fentress towards her support 

Frances SixLlivan for maintaining her 2 Children 

Mark Toone for maintaining his three Children 

To Adam Robinson by Account 

Mary Randolph by Account 

Capt. James Kempe by Ditto 

Col. Lemuel Cornlck by Ditto 

Capt. John Whitehurst by Ditto 

Jane Jones 

Alice Marsh 

Jonathan Bonney for finding the Elements at Pungo Chape 
for the Years 1771 & 1772 



'] 



Thomas Olds Junior 

Sarah Sharwood widow of James for maintaining her Children 

Anthony Williamson for his support 

The Commissioners towards building Pungo Chapel 

Mr John Ackiss by Account 

Doctor Hugh Craigdellie by Account 

Vfilliam Moseley for attending Parish House 

Elizabeth Omerry for maintaining her Grandchildren 

John Maye for Molly Willet 

Mary Whitehurst for her support 

Anne Godfrey for Bartholomew Scott's Child 

The Church Wardens for support of Parish-house & Poor 

To 6 per Cent, on collecting 



93 

500 

4.00 

360 
800 
400 
125 

240 

300 
400 
300 
600 
500 
600 
195 
564 
174 

63 

60 
500 
600 

480 

720 

600 

480 
23000 

240 
2631 

322 

600 

240 

500 

300 
3000 

70925-lA 
4255 

75130-V4 



94. VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

1772 Cr: By 2AA3 Tithables % 30-3/4 lbs. per pole is 75076 lbs. Tobo. 
By a Fraction due from Sheriff [104.] 

November 26th Ordered that Mr. John Hancock Sheriff Receive from each Tithable 30-3/4- lbs. 
of Neat Tobacco for this Year and make paiment to each Claimer as above 

Teste Thomas Abbott Clerk of Vestry James Kempe 

Savef 1 C°™^y °f Princess Anne 

At a Vestry the twenty sixth day of November, one tnousand seven Hundred and 
seventy two. 

Present: The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. William Woodhouse . . Church Warden 

Capt. James Kempe, Capt. John Whitehurst 

Mr. Thomas Old, Capt. Dennis Dawley, 

Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker and 

Mr. Edward Hack Moseley, Junior, Vestry-men 

Agreed with John Nicholas to keep Elizabeth Southern's child the ensuing year 
by Order for 50/- 

Ordered that the minister and readers of this Parish do on every Sunday 
[118] throughout the Year begin the Divine service at the Hour of eleven o' Clock 
in the 'forenoon and further Ordered that the Church Wardens do send for 
three Dials for the Latitude 37°, one of each to be fix'd at the Church, one 
at the Eastern shore Chapel and one at Pungo Chapel. 

Capt. William Woodhouse senior and Mr. Anthony Lawson This day were elected 
Church-Wardens for the ensuing Year. 

Mr. William Moseley is continued overlooker of the Poor and Parish-House the 
ensuing Year, he having agreed upon the usual Terms. 

Ordered that the money heretofore levied (and collected by the Sheriff of 
this County and now in his hands) for the purpose of erecting a New Chapel 
at Pungo be paid by the said Sheriff into the Hands of the Commissioners 
appointed by a former Vestry and that they apply the same to and for the use 
the same was Levied. 

Ordered that Mr John Hancock present Sheriff collect and receive the Tobacco 
by this Vestry Levied, and make paiment according to the several Claims, and 
that he be allowed 6 per Cent, for collecting the same 

Thomas Abbott was this day elected Clerk of the Vestry of this Parish. 

Ordered that Vestry be adjourned 'till legal Notice given. 

Teste James Kempe 

Thomas Abbott, Clerk of Vestry 

[119] Parish of Lynhaven ") 

County of Princess Anne J • 

At a Vestry held the 3th day of September 1773 

Present 

The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. John Whitehurst, Major Anthony Walke, | 

Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker, Capt. Dennis Dawley, }■ Vestry-men 

Mr. John Ackiss & Capt. Edward H. Moseley Junior 1 

It having been represented to this Vestry that by the former Order made rel- 
ative to the Walls of the New Chapel now erecting and building at Pungo the 
said Walls from the Water Table upwards will be to slender and weak for a 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 95 

Building of such Dimensions, which being taken Into consideration by this 
present Vestry the said representation is approved off, and thereupon Agreed 
with Hardress Waller the Undertaker to carry up the Walls of the said Chapel 
from the Water table to the heighth of the thickness of two Bricks and a half 
in thickness, which the said Hardress Waller at this Vestry agreed to do for 
the additional sum of seventy five Pounds, The same being Levied for him at 
the Laying of the next Parish Levy. 

The said Hardress Waller also undertakes for a further Sum of Five Pounds to 
place in each Gavel [gable] End one Circular Window of at Least four feet Di- 
ameter, as the same will be as well useful as Ornamental to the said Chapel 
which is Ordered accordingly. 
Ordered that Vestry be adjourned 'till legal notice given. 

Teste Thomas Abbott Clerk Vestry John Whltehurst 

[120] Parish of Lynhaven 

County of Princess Anne 

At a Vestry held the 18th day of October 1773 

Present 

The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 
Mr. Anthony Lawson Church-V/arden 

Capt. James Kempe, Col: Edward Hack Moseley, Senior,} Vestry-men 
Capt. Dennis Dawley, Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker 
and Col. Edward Hack Moseley, Junior 

The Parish of Lynhaven Dr. Lbs. Tobo. 

To the Reverend Robert Dickson for Salary 16000 

for Shrinkage and Cask 1230 

John Bullman Clerk of Brick Church for Salary 1650 

Thomas Abbott Clerk of Eastern Shore Chapel and Vestry 2000 

Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chapel for Salary 1650 

Mr. Anthony Lawson for finding Elements at Brick Church 2^.0 
Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker for finding Elements at East"^ shore Chap^ 24,0 

Mr. Jonathan Bonney for finding Elements at Pungo Chapel 24.O 

Anthony McKeil for cleaning Brick Church 270 

Mr Thomas Reynolds Walker for cleaning Eastern shore Chapel 270 

Mr. Tiilly Williamson for cleaning Pungo Chapel 1772 & 1773 54-0 



William Capps for keeping Mary Lester Orphan of James Lester} 4-30 
and her Negro one Year past 



3ter| 



John Chapel for keeping his Daughter one Year past 300 

Betty Broughton for keeping her four Children one Year past 800 



Charles Broughton for keeping John Easter son of Mary Easte 

one Year pas 



1} 



200 



John Nicholas for keeping Ellz. Southern's Children one Year past 300 
Thomas Olds Sen^ for keeping Elizabeth Heath' s Child 8 Months 320 
Thomas Olds Sen^ for keeping said Child 4 months coming 160 

Alice Marsh for her Support 600 

John Nicholas for support of Ellz. Southern's Child one Year coming 300 



96 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To John Chapel for support of his Daughter one Year coming 300 

Anthony McKell for his support 500 

Elizabeth Gorden Widow of John Gorden deceased for support , 

of two children ' °"" 

Capt. Dennis Dawley for support of Sarah Sharwood's Children 600 

John Bonney Senior for looking after Pembrook Brown 180 

Anthony Fentress for one Acre of Ground whereon to erect | 

the New Chaple at Pungo [ 600 
and breaking his other Land! 

[121] John Dyer for keeping Ruth Airs 1772 Sc 1773 1000 

William Dawley, son of John, for support of Ruth James 500 

Elizabeth Consaulvo for support of her 3 Children 800 

Catharine Wood for support of her 3 Children 1000 

Tiilly Barns for support of Mary Lester Orphan 360 

Anne Godfrey Widow of Smyth for support of 3 Children 900 

Mary Whltehurst Widow of Samuel for support of 3 Children 900 

Elizabeth Toone for support of her 3 Children 900 

Jonathan Hopkins by Account 282 

Rachel Nokes for support of her 2 Children 600 

Anthony Williams for his support, to be paid Mr. Walke for his Use 4-80 



Elizabeth Cooper for support of 2 Orphans of Thomas Weddell 

Mary Leversage for support of her 2 Children 

Blazen Vangover for support of Frances Weldon 

Frances Sullivan for support of her 2 Children 

James Brewer for keeping John Morris's Child from 11th Feby lastl 

till this Time 200J 

James Brewer for keeping John Norris Child this Year 300 

Elizabeth Omerry for support of her 3 Grand-children 

V/illiam Salmons for keeping Betty Piatt's Child 

George Troughton for keeping Pat Murphey's son 

Hardress Waller by Account for temporary repairs at the Old) 

Chapel at PungoJ 

James Lamb by Account 

Mary Willing for support of her Daughter Mary 

Capt. Dawley for support of Ruth Smith 



600 
600 
480 
500 

500 
900 
430 
240 

144^^ 

1244 

600 
600 

45230 



David McClenahan Gent, was this day unanimously elected a Vestry-man in the 

place and stead of Capt. Tully Robinson deceased. 

Ordered that this Vestry be adjourned until Tuesday the I6th of November next 



Teste Thomas Abbott Clerk Vestry 



James Kempe 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



97 



[122]] Parish of Lynhaven ] 
Coiinty of Princess Anne 



At a Vestry held the 14.th December 1773. 

Present 

The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 

Capt. William Woodhouse Senior, Church-Warden 

Capt. James Kempe Col. Edward Hack Moseley Sr.| 

Capt. Dennis Dawley Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker >• Vestry-men 

Mr. Anthony Lawson & Col. Edward Hack Moseley Jr.) 



The Parish of Lynhaven 

To Lemuel Newton by Account 



Dr. 



Lbs. Tobo. 
630 



The Commissioners of Pungo [Chapel] for defraying the Expencel 
of Building and finishing thereof J 



Mr. Anthony Walke by Account 

Thomas Langley by Ditto 

The Estate of Capt. John Whitehurst by Account 

Mr. Hardress Waller by Account 

Doctor Hugh Craigdellie by Account 

William Berry for keeping Dinah Creed six months 

Sarah Edmonds for her relief 

John Wells for keeping Lidla Land the last year 

William Gilbert Gray for keeping William Land last year 

Susannah Nicholas for support of two children 

Mr. John Bullman by Account 

Mr. Daniel Dudley by Ditto 

Mr. James Lamb by Ditto 

Mr. William Land for keeping Elizabeth Land orphan of Francis Land 

Frances Jobson for keeping her two children 

Charity McCaull for her support 

Elizabeth Petree for her supporting a Child 

Hannah Fallen for support of her three Children 

The Church-Wardens for supporting two Children Orphans! 
of Thomas Harvey deceased { 

Peter Norley Ellegood by Account 

Sarah Axtead for her support 

James Williamson by Account 

Betty Broughton by Agreement last Year 

William Salmons by Account 

James Smith for keeping Thomas Lester 

Jane Jones for support of two Children 



A2000 

A39-3A 

A30 

2A0 

3U1 
600 
400 
360 
360 
480 
120 
60 
18 
200 
600 
24.0 
300 
900 

600 

26-lA 
300 
240 
800 
360 
480 
540 



98 VESTRY BOOK OF LYMNHAVEN PARISH 

[123] To John Maye for keeping Mary Wlllett 

Messrs. William White & Co. Ballance of their Account 

William Moseley by Account 

George Troughton for taking care of (and Living at the 
Parish house) the Poor, He finding himself and his own 
■ family with Provisions the ensuing Year by Agreement. 

Henry Smavm for keeping an Orphan Child of the late 
Charles Norris deceased from September 4-th to this 
time and for the ensuing Year 

Charles Broughton for keeping John Easter 

Mary Whltehurst Widow of Samuel per Agreement 

Ann Godfrey Widow of Smith Godfrey per Agreement 

Mary Whltehurst for her support 

Martha Fentress for her support 

Thomas Abbott for sundry Services 



2,40 
i^68-lA 

1524 

1920 

327 

420 
600 
600 
500 
600 
240 



Amount Carried over 62648-V4 

Capt. Jacob Ellegood and Capt. William Nimmo were this day elected Vestry-men 
in the room of Capt. Tully Robinson and Capt. John Whltehurst deceased. 

Capt. William Vifoodhouse is by his consent continued Church-Warden and Mr. 
John Acklss is elected another Church-Warden in the Room and stead of Mr. 
Anthony Laws on. 

John Hancock Gent, is elected and appointed Collector of the Levies for the 
above Tobacco he having given Bond and security according to Law. 

Ordered that Vestry be adjourned until legally called. 

James Kempe 



[124] Princess Anne County] 
Parish of Lynhaven 



At a Vestry held the lAth January 1774 

Present 

The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 
Mr. John Acklss Church-V/arden 

Capt. James Kempe Col. Edward Hack Moseley Sr. 
Mr. Thomas Old Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker 
Mr. Anthony Lawson Col. Edward Hack Moseley Jr. 
h Capt. Jacob Ellegood 

The Parish of Lynhaven 

To the Church Wardens for support of Parish-house and] 
Parishoners the Present Year | 

Messrs. White & Co. for 3 sets of Bishop Seeker's Works 

Capt. Jacob Ellegood this day qualified according to Law 
as a Vestry-man and took his Seat accordingly 

Amount of Tobacco Levied 18th October Last 

Levied 14th December Last 
Sheriff's Commission at 6 per Ct. for Collecting 



Ves 


try-men 


Dr. 


Lbs. Tobo 




3000 




1128 



45230I 

62648-lA 
6720-1/4 



113727 



VEPTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 99 

The Parish of Lynhaven Cr: 

By 2505 Tlthables at A'7i lbs. Tobo. per Poll is 118987| 
The Tobacco in the Sheriff's hand to be] 
Collected & accounted for Next Year 

Ordered that Mr. John Hancock Gent, receive from each Tithable Person ^.Vj lbs. 
of Nett Tobacco the ensuing year and make paiment to each Claimer as above. 

James Kempe 

^'''^ Parfsfof'S^^hav^'^} '^ ^ ^-^^^ ^eld the 25th October 1774 

Present 

The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 
Capt. John Ackiss Church-Warden 

Capt. James Kempe Mr. Thomas Old, Sr. ^ 

Capt. Dennis Dawley Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker I ,, 4-_„__o., 
Mr. Anthony Lawson Col. Edward Hack Moseley, Jr. f ^ssT;ry men 
and Col. Jacob Ellegood J 

To the Reverend Robert Dickson Minister his Salary I6OOO 

for Shrinkage and Cask 1280 
by Account 390 17670 

Mr. John Bullman his Salary, as Clerk of Brick Church 1650 

Mr. Cason Moore his Salary as Clerk of Pungo Chapel I65O 

Thomas Abbott his Salary as Clerk of Eastern shore Chapel & Vestry2000 

Capt. James Kempe for finding Elements at Brick Chiirch 2Jfi 

Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker for Ditto at Eastern shore Chapel 24.O 

Mr. Jonathan Bonney Sr. for ditto at Pungo Chapel 24-0 

Franky McKeil for Cleaning the Brick-Church 270 

Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker . Ditto . Eastern shore Chapel 270 

Mr. Tully Williamson Sr. Ditto Pungo Chapel 270 

Mr. Jonathan Bonney Sr. for a Coffin for Amy Cowper a poor woman 60 

Burrough Moseley by Account 4'19 

Elizabeth Gordon Widow of John Gordon deceased 600 

Elizabeth Price Widow of Adam Price deceased 500 

Charity McCaull for her support 270 

Alexander Keeling by Account 57 

Willoughby Berry for keeping an Orphan by Accoimt 180 

William Gilbert Gray, for maintaining William Land, | o^g 

Orphan of Francis Land deceased f 

John Wells for maintaining Lidia Land Orphan of Francis Land dec" 360 

James Brewer for maintaining John Worris's Orphan 300 

Mary Whitehurst Widow of Samuel for support of 2 Children 600 

Blazon Vangover for support of Frances Weldon J^80 

John Cornick by Account 8A 

Sarah Edmonds for her relief i4,00 



100 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Mr. Anthony Walke by Account 24.39-lA 

The Church Wardens of St. Brides, Norfolk County 4.O8 

Elizabeth Consaulvo for support of 3 Children 800 

Elizabeth Omerry for support of 1 infirm Child 500 

Charles Broughton for support of 1 Orphan 4-20 

Anthony Fentress is appointed Sexton of Piingo Chapel in the room of 
Tully Williamson Sr. late Sexton 



[1271 



Amount Tobacco Carried forward 33737-lA 

[126] Doctor John Hodgson is appointed Surgeon and Apothecary at the Parish-House, 
in the Room of the late Doctor Hugh Craigdallie deceased, during the Pleasure 
of the Vestry. 

Ordered and appointed that Capt. John Ackiss, Col. Edward Hack Moseley, Jr., 
and Col. Jacob Ellegood do meet upon the Glebe Lands and view the same togeth- 
er with the Buildings thereon, and make their report of the state and condi- 
tion thereof to the next Vestry. 

Ordered that Vestry be adjourned untlll 
Thursday the 2J^th of November next. 



James Kempe 

Parfs^of'^J^hav^'^J '' ^ ^^^^^ ^^^^ ^^e 24th November 177^ 

Present 

The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 
Capt. John Ackiss, Church-Warden, 
Capt. James Kempe Capt. Dennis Dawley"! 
Mr. Tho^ Rey^ Walker Maj. Anthony Walke [^ Vestry-Men 

and Col. Jacob Ellegood J 

The Parish of Lynhaven Dr. Lbs. Tobo. 

To Messrs. William White & Co. by Account ^56 

Capt. James Kempe by Account 150 

Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker by Account 24-1 

Mr. Edward Moseley by Account 36 

Adam Robinson for support of Ruth James 600 

Capt. Dawley for support of Ruth Smith 600 

" " for support of Sarah Sharwood 4OO 

Susannah Nichols for support of 2 Children 4-30 

Frances Sullivan for support of 2 Children 400 

Jane Jones for support of 2 Children 4-00 

Elizabeth Broughton for support of 4 Children 300 

Mary Whltehurst for support 500 

Martha Fentress for support 600 

Peter Singleton by Account 174 

Thomas Old Jr. by Account 315 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH lOi 

George Cox by Account ZOSj 
James Smith by Account 36 

The Church-Wardens for support of Sarah Axtead 300 

" " " for support of Charles Norrls's Orphan 300 

Whiddon Mllleson for support of Abigail Milleson 4,80 

Frankey McKell for support of her two Children 4-80 

Tully Barnes for support of Mary Lester 360 

Hannah Fallen for support of 3 Children 800 

Capt. John Ackiss the Ballance of his Account 4-50J 



Amount Tobacco carried forward 9564-3A 

Doctors Ramsay and Taylor are appointed Surgeons and Apothecaries at the 
Parish-House of this County, in the place and stead of Doctor Hodgson, who 
was elected the last Vestry to serve in those Stations, during pleasure. 

Ordered that MaJ. Anthony Walke pay into the Hands of the Church-Wardens the 
Tobacco levied in Vestry the 26th day of November 1771, and that the same be 
Applied by the said Church-Wardens towards the support of the Parishoners 
and Parish-House. 

Capt. John Ackiss is continued Church-Warden the ensuing Year, and Col. Jacob 
Ellegood is elected the othe'^ Church-Warden in conjunction v;lth Capt. John 
Ackiss in the room of Capt. Woodhouse deceased. 

[128] This day Mr. Anthony Walke Junior, Gent., was elected a Vestry-man in the 
Room of Capt. William Woodhouse, Sr., deceased. 

Frankey McKeil is appointed to take care of the Church, the Ensuing Year as 
Sexton. 

Ordered that Vestry be adjourned \intill the 13th day of December next. 

James Kempe 

Jarisrof^'S^a^?} ^t a Vestry held the 13th day of December 1774 

Present 

The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 
Capt. James Kempe, Thomas Reynolds Walker "j 
Maj. Anthony Walke Col. Edward Hack Moseley, Jr. I Vestry 
Col. Jacob Ellegood Capt. John Ackiss men 

and Capt. William Nimmo J 

Ordered that 14.4-0 lbs. of Tobacco be Levied [for] George Troughton for at- 
tending the Parishoners and Parish-house till this Time 12 Months, and that 
he be allowed his Provision during that Time at the said Parish-House. 

Thomas Reynolds Walker Gent, having entered into Bond, with approved Securi- 
ty, for collecting the Levies for this present Year, and paying thereof to 
the several claimants according to Law; it Is Ordered that he enter into his 
Office accordingly. 

The Gentlemen appointed by a former Vestry This day made their Report of the 
state of the Houses and Buildings at the Glebe of this Parish that the same 
require sundry necessary repairs; therefore Ordered that Thomas Reynolds Wal- 
ker and Col. Jacob Ellegood Use their best endeavors to employ a workman ca- 
pable of repairing the same; the expences of which repairs are to be levied 
at the laying of the next levy. 



102 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



Ordered that the Parish have Credit for A30 lbs. of Tohacco which was levied 
last Year for the support of Anthony V^illiams[on] deceased and which Tobacco 
is in the hands of the late Collector and be by him paid to the present Col- 
lector of the Levies for this Year. 



[129] The Parish of Lynhaven Dr. 

To George Troughton Overseer of the Poor 

i'he Chiirch Wardens for support of Anne Harvey 
" " " for support [of] Anne Godfrey's 2 Children 
" " " for support of Frankey Jobson' s 2 Children 

Mary Leversage for support of 2 Children 

Capt. James Kempe by Account 

Frances Holiies by Account 

John Maye for keeping Molly Willett ensuing Year 

Amount of Tobacco Levied 25th October last 

Amount of Tobacco Levied 2^th November last 

6 per Ct, to Collector on the above Tobacco 

Total Amount Levied is 



Lbs. Tobo. 
UAO 
600 
600 
600 
600 
30 
360 
300 
33737-lA 
956A-3A 
2870 



50702 



The Parish of Lyn-haven 

By 2514. Tithables at 20 lb Tobacco per poll is 

Tobacco Levied for Anthony V.'illiamson now 
in the hands of the late Collector 



Cr. 
50280 lb 

/V80 



50760 



Ordered that Thomas Reynolds iPalker Gent, collect and receive from each 
Tithable person twenty pounds of Nett Tobacco and pay the same as above 
directed. 

Ordered that Vestry be adjourned until legally called. 

Teste Thomas Abbott Clerk of James Kempe 

the Vestry 



^''°^ 5Srof'[!?^-ha^n'} ^^ ^ ^-^^y ^^^^ 26th of October 1775 

Present 

Capt. James Kempe Capt. Dennis Dawley 
Thomas Rey^ Talker Anthony Walke, Sr. 
Edward Hack Moseley, Jr. Jacob Ellegood 
and William Nimmo, Vestry men 

Parish of Lynhaven is Dr. 

To the Reverend Robert Dickson for Salary 

for Cask & Shrinkage 

John Bullman's Estate for A 'Months Salary at Church 
Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo [Chapel] for Salary 



Lbs. Tobo. 
16000 

1230 

530 

1650 



Thomas Abbott Clerk of Eastern shore [Chapel] & Vestry for salary 2000 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYTJNHAVEN PARISH IO3 

To Capt. James Kempe for finding Elements at Churca 2^0 

by Account for a Barrel of Pork 330 570 

Thomas Reynolds Walker for finding Elements at East'^ shore 2^40 

for cleaning Eastern shore Chapel 270 

Assignee of Josiah Dauge 357 367 

Jonathan Bonney Sr. for finding Elements at Pungo [Chapel] 24.O 

Anthony Fentress for cleaning Pungo Chapel 270 

Frankey McKeil for cleaning Brick Church 270 

750 
for support of 2 Children J^80 

Blazen Vangover for support of Frances Weldon 48O 

James Brewer for maintaining John Norrls's Child 300 

Catharine Wood for support of her Children 600 

The Church-Wardens for support of Anne Harvey's Child 600 

Hannah Fallen for support of her family 800 

Anne Godfrey for support of her family 600 

Elizabeth Consaulvo for support of her family 800 

Doctor Charles Earl by Account 103 

Charity McCaull for support of her family 270 

James Lamb by Account 4'5 

William Keeling Sr. by Account 225 

Martha Fentress for support 600 

Col. Edward Hack Moseley Jr. by Accompt 400 

Rachel Nokes for support of herself and Children 600 

Mary Leversage for support of herself and Children 600 

Ruth Smith to be paid Capt. Dawley 600 

Ruth James to be paid William Dawley Sr. 600 

Taylor, Widow, for her support 360 

Anne Mills for support of her Children 360 

John Campbell by Account 175 

Anthony Walke Esq. by Account 1A82^ 

Doctor John Reid is appointed Physician & Surgeon to the Parish during pleasure 

Agreed with George Troughton to attend the Parish house the ensuing Year i ; iq 
on the same terms and Conditions as he attended the same last Year ^^ 

Amount of Neat Tobacco brought forward 36202J 

[131] This day Thomas Reynolds Walker Esq. entered Into Bond with security for 
collecting and paying the Parish Levy. 

Vestry is adjourned until the 23rd day of November next. 
Teste Thomas Abbott Clerk of Vestry James Kempe. 



104 



Gentlemen of 
the Vestry 



Dr. 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

JaSsrof'S^-Sa;^?} '^ - ^-^^y ^^'^ ^^^ 23rd day of February 1776 

Present 

The Reverend Robert Dickson Minister 
Capt. John Ackiss Church Warden 
Mr. Thomas Old, Capt. Dennis Dawley, 

Col. Thomas Rey^ Walker Major Anthony Walke, 
and Col. Edward Hack Moseley Junior 

The Parish of Lynhaven 

To Amount of Tobacco levied October 26, 1775 

Doctors Ramsay and Taylor & Co. by Account 

Doctor Reade by Accompt 

Capt. John Ackiss by Accompt 

Capt. Peter Singleton by Account 

William Oakem [Oakham] by Account 

Mr. Thomas Old by Accompt 

James Seneca by Accompt 

Mary 'ATiitehurst by Petition 

John Woodland for keeping Ann Moore an Orphan 

Matthew Godfrey for keeping William Etheredge 

Jeremiah Plummer for keeping Robert Reade 



Lbs. Tobo. 



1650 

I46-2A 

294-4 

199 
1200 

420 

500 

54.0 

130 



300 

. Walke] 360 
William Gilbert Gray for keeping William Land Orphan of Francis L.36O 



Priscilla Wells, in behalf of John Wells her husband 

to be paid Mr 



Elizabeth Price for support 

Whiddon Millerson for support of Abigail Mlllerson 

Henry Smawn for support of Charles Norris's Orphan Child 

Mr. Edward Moseley for his services as Clerk of Brick Church 

Tully Barnes for maintaining Mary Lester 

George Broughton by Account 

Capt. John Cornick by Accompt 

The Church Wardens for support of Parish-house 

To Six per Cent, to Collector on said Tobacco 

Lbs. of Tobo: 
The Parish of Lynhaven 
By 2510 Tithables, at 21-3/4 lbs. per Poll 54592| 

s| 247-3/4 



500 
480 
300 
412 
300 
360 
756 
2000 

51263-3A 
3076 



Ballance due the County in the HandsJ 
of the Collector to be Subtracted 



54344-3/4 



54344-3/4 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 105 

Ordered that Thomas Reynolds Walker Esq. do collect and receive for every 
Tlthable in this Parish Twenty one Pounds and three quarters of a Pound of 
of Neat Tobacco and pay the same to each Claimant as above directed. 

Mr. Edward Moseley was this day appointed Clerk of the Brick Church in the 
place and Stead of Mr. John Bullraan deceased. 

Mr. Thomas Old desiring to resign his seat in Vestry, Mr. George Durant Cor- 
prew is elected a Vestryman in his place and Stead. 

Capt. John Ackiss and Col. Jacob Ellegood are continued Church-Wardens. 

Ordered Vestry be adjourned. Thomas Old. 

[132] Princess Anne County 1 ^^ ^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ 26th of November 1776. 

Parish of Lynnaven [ ' 

Present 

Capt. James Kempe Capt. Dennis Dawley 

Col. Thomas Rey^ Walker Mr. Anthony Walke, Sr. 
Col. Edward Hack Moseley, Jr. Mr. Anthony Walke, Jr. 
and Capt. George Durant Corprew 

The Parish of Lynhaven Dr. Lbs. Tobo: 

To Mr. Edward Moseley Clerk of Brick Church for Salary 1650 

for ensuing Year's Salary 1650 3300 



Mr. Cason Moore Clerk of Pungo Chapel for Salary 1650 

for ensuing Year's Salary 1650 3300 



Thomas Abbott Clerk of Eastern shore Chapel for Salary 2000 

for ensuing Year & Vestry 1650 3650 



Col. Thomas ReyS Walker for Elements at Eastern! „._ 

shore Chapel] '^^^ 

for cleaning the same 270 510 

Mr. Jonathan Bonney Sr. for Elements at Pungo Chapel 2^.0 

by Account 300 540 



Widow Franky McKeil for cleaning Brick Church 270 

for support of two children 4^0 750 



Mr. Anthony Walke Sr. by Account 969i 

Capt. William Keeling Sr. by Account 2S25 

Capt. John Cornick by Account 720 

Mr. Charles Broughton by Account 84O 

Mr. Adam Keeling by Account 1236 

Doctor John Reid by Account 213 

Mr. William Heath by Account 300 

Tully Barnes for support of Mary Lester 250 

John Woodland for keeping Anne Moore 540 

James Brewer for keeping John Norris's Child 300 



106 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 
To Charity McCaull for support 270 

Thomas Smith for keeping Anne Knight to this Time 600 

The Church Wardens for support of Anne Knight ensuing Year 1080 
Mary Leversage for support 600 

Frances Harrison for support of an Infirm child 500 

Elizabeth Consaulvo for support of two Children 360 

Anne Godfrey for support of two Children 360 

Martha Fentress for her support 600 

Rachel Nokes for support of her Children 600 

Mary Whitehurst for her support 500 

Jonathan Whitehurst for support of Ruth Smith 600 

Anthony Fentress for cleaning Ptmgo Chapel 270 

Lbs Tobacco '% 2^ per [lb.] 24.046 

6 per Cent, on Collecting 24,046 lbs. of Tobacco 14.42-3A 



254.33-3/4. 

Ordered that the Register of this Parish be lodged with Mr. Edward Moseley 
Clerk of the Brick Church and that he Register all Births in the Parish un- 
til further Orders. 

Ordered that Capt. Edward Cannon be appointed Collector of the Parish Levy, 
He giving Bond and Security to the Church-Wardens. 

Col. Edward Hack Moseley Sr. and Captain Dennis Dawley are elected Church- 
Wardens for the Year ensuing. 

Ordered that Vestry be adjourned until Notice given. 

James Kempe. 



[133] Princess Anne County! 
Parish of Lynhaven j 



At a Vestry held the ISth of February 1777 
Present 



Capt. James Kempe, Colonel Edward Hack Moseley, Senior, 
Captain Dennis Dawley, Colonel Thomas Reynolds Walker, 
Colonel Edward Hack Moseley, Junior, Captain William Niramo, 
Mr. Anthony Walke, Junior, & Captain George Durant Corprew. 



Dr. Lbs. N^ Tobo: 
24046 



The Parish of Lynhaven 

To amount of Tobacco Levied November 26th, 1776 

The Church Wardens for support of the Poor &c. 4500 

Capt. Dawley for support of William Cox's 4 Orphans 1000 

Vifilliam Heath by Account 120 

The Estate of Capt. William VJoodhouse deceased by Account 360 

Jonathan Whitehurst for supporting Mary Smith 6 months past 300 

Thomas Wllloughby by Account 330 

Jonathan 'Whitehurst for supporting Mark Toone's 2 Orphans 360 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 107 

T& Whiddon Jlillerson for support of Abigail Mlllerson 4.30 

6 per Cent, on collecting 314-96 lbs of Tobacco 1890 



33386 

The Parish of Lynhaven Cr: lbs 

By 1354 Tithables at 18 lbs of Tobacco per Poll is 33372 

Ordered that Captain Edward Cannon do collect and receive for each Tithable 
person in this Parish, eighteen Pounds of Neat Tobacco, and pay the same to 
each Claimant the respective Quantities of Tobacco to their several Names 
annexed 

Ordered that Vestry be adjourned James Kempe 

[134] Princess Anne County! ^t a Vestry held the 17th December 1777 
Lynhaven Parish J 

Present Col: Edward Hack Moseley & Capt. Dennis Dawley, Churchwardens 
Col: Thomas Reynolds Walker, Capt. John Ackiss,' 
Col. Edward Hack Moseley, Junior, Capt. William ■ Vestrymen 
Nimmo & Mr. Anthony Walke Junior J 

Edward Moseley is Appointed Clerk of the Vestry who qualified according to law 

Lynhaven Parish Dr. Lbs N'*' Tobo: 

To Charity McCaul for her support 270 

To Frances McKeal for cleaning the Church 270 

& for support of two children 230 500 

To Col. Edward Hack Moseley Junior by Account 4,00 

To Anthony Fentress by Account 14-4 

To Ditto for cleaning Pungo Chappel 270 UXU 

To the Churchwardens for the use of Sarah Axtead a poor Widdow 300 

To Stephen Deer for takeing care & burying Anne Knight a poor Woman 600 

To Mary Whitehurst (widow of Samuel) 200 

To Mary Whitehurst (widow of Lemuel) 500 

To Elizabeth Whitchard for keeping Susannah Denlston the ensuing Year 360 

To Doctor Lewis Price by Account 600 

To Mary Moore for keeping & supporting Jemima Berry Orphan) ^,q 
of Thorowgood Berry j 

To Caleb Ward for keeping & supporting Abigail Millersonl ,,^ 

the ensuing Year j 

To George Broughton for keeping & supportlngAnnis Dearmon by Accountl630 

To Elizabeth Power for support of her two Children 500 



600 



To Jonathan Whitehurst (son of Solomon) for keeping & supporting) 
Ruth Smith J 

To Thomas Klnsey for keeping & supporting Salley Sharwood Orphan) .,. 
of James Sharwood j 

[135] To Mary Murphey for support of her three youngest Children 750 

To Charles Harvey for keeping & supporting Nancy Pasley Orphan"! ^^.n 
of Joshua Pasley the ensuing Year J 



103 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Frances Harrison for support of an infirm Child 500 

To Col: Thomas Reynolds Walker for Elements at the Eastern shore 

Chappel 240 

for cleaning the same 270 510 

To Mr. Jonathan Bonny Sr. for Elements at Pungo Chapel 24.O 

To Constantine Duffy for his support 360 

To the present Churchwardens for the Use of the Poor &ca: 2000 

To Edward Moseley Clerk of the Vestry 500 



UirU 



Ordered that the late Collector of the Parish Levy pay Sarah Hartley three 
pounds. Col: Edward Hack Moseley twenty five Shillings, Capt. Dennis Dawley 
nine poiinds eleven Shillings & sixpence, Henry Capps Fifty Shillings, Charles 
Harvey forty one Shillings & eight pence, into the Hands of Mr. John Kenline 
for the Use & support of Amos Tinlon the ensuing Year six poiinds, Mr. Antho- 
ny V.'alke twenty Shillings and that he pay the Ballence in his Hands due the 
Parish to the present Churchwardens 

[136] Ordered that the Churchwardens Rent out two thirds of the Land & Plantation 
whereon the late Reverend Robert Dickson Lived, also the Glebe and Parish 
Land for the ensuing Year to the highest Bidder 

Ordered that the Churchwardens sell Sundry Articles brought from the Parish 
House 

On the motion of Col: Thomas Reynolds Walker Leave is granted him to enlarge 
his Pew In the [Eastern Shore] Chapel, provided he don't discommode the Com- 
munion 

Capt. Dennis Dawley & Mr. Anthony Walke Junior are appointed Churchwardens 
for the ensuing Year 

Capt. Edward Cannon Is appointed Collector of the Parish Levy for the ensuing 
Year, he giving Bond & Sufficient Security to the Churchwardens for the due 
performance of the same 

Ordered that Mr. William Keeling Administrator of Thomas Abbott deceased pay 
the Ballance of his Sallary from the time of his Death which was the nineth 
Day of March last, to Mr. William Benthall the present Clerk of the Eastern 
Shore Chapel 

Ordered that the Money arlseing for the Rent of the Parish & Glebe Land for 
the present Year be paid Into the Hands of the present Churchwardens 

To amount of N* Tobacco brought over 1341-4- 

Collector's Commissions on I4.305 lbs TobO at 6 per Ct. 838 

Fraction to be accounted for by the Collector next year 503 



14805 
Lynhaven Parish Cr: 
By 2115 Tithables at 7 lbs Tob° per Poll is 14-305 

Ordered that Capt. Edward Cannon do Collect from each Tithable person in 
this Parish seven pounds of Neat Tobacco and pay the same to each Claim- 
ant as is herein before directed. 

Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned. 

Test: Edward Moseley Clerk Vestry Edward Hack Moseley 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



109 



[137] Princess Anne County j ^^ ^ ^^ j^^^^ ^^^ ^^ ^^ November 1778 

Lynhaven Parish J ' ^ 



Present Capt. Dennis Dawley and 

Mr. Anthony Walke Jun 



[138] 



nd I 
iorj 



Churchwardens 



Mr. John Ackiss, Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker 
Mr. William Nlmmo, Mr. Edward H. Moseley Jr. 
and Mr. George Durant Corprew 



Vestrymen 



Mr. Peter Singleton is appointed a Vestryman in the room of Mr. Anthony Law- 
son, he having resigned, and Mr. Joel Cornick in the room of Mr. Jacob Elle- 
good, he being out of the County. 



Lynhaven Parish 



Dr. 



To George Troughton for support of John Wilebour Orphan of I 
John Vifileboiir the ensuing Year £10 j 

To Martha Fentress for her support the ensuing Year £6 

To David Huggins for support of Tully Brinson the ensuing \ 
Year (son of Aleph Brinson) £10 j 

To Keziah Barns for support of her four Children the ensuing") 
Year £25 | 

To Elizabeth Power for support of her two Children the ensuing") 
Year £15 j 

To Doctor John Hodgson's Estate by Accoiint £11:12:6 

To George Broughton by Ditto £5 

To Frances Harrison for support of an infirm Child the ensuing) 
Year £10 j 

To Frances McKeal for support of one Child the ensuing Year £6 

To Charles Harvey for takelng Care & cleaning the Church! 
the ensuing Year £3 J 

To Mary Murphey for support of three Children the ensuing Year £18 2160 

To Willis Givin for support of Jemima Berry Orphan of Thorowgoodl 
Berry the ensuing Year £10 j 



Lbs. Tobo: 

1200 

720 

1200 

3000 

1300 

1395 

600 



1200 
720 
360 



To Thomas Kinsey for support of Salley Sharwood Orphan of I 
James Sharv/ood £8 J 

To Sarah Brown widow of Henry for support of her three Children] 
the ensuing Year £20 j 

To Rebecca Flanakin for support of her Children the ensuing\ 
Year £20 j 

To Mary Cox widow of William for support of three Children! 
the Ensuing Year £15 j 

To Margaret Philips for support of two Children the ensuing") 
Year £15 j 

To Amos Tlnion for the ensuing Year £10 

To Rachel Knoaks [Nokes] for support of two Children the) 
ensuing Year £10 J 

To Sarah Axtead for the ensuing Year £9 

To John Woodland's Estate £12 

To Caleb Ward for support of Abigail Millerson the ensuing") 
Year £25 J 



1200 

960 

24.00 

2400 

1300 

1800 

1200 

1200 

1080 
1440 

3000 



110 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Mary Dobbs for support of an Orphan of John Miller's) 
the ensuing Year £10 J 

To Anthony Fentress for takeing care and cleaning Pungo Chappel] 
the ensuing Year £3 J 



[139] 



To Thomas R. Walker for Ditto Easternshore Ditto the ensuing") ,,_ 
Year £3 j ^60 

34755 

Ordered that the Churchwardens apply to the Executors of the Reverend Mr. 
Robert Dickson deceased to have the Deceedant's Estate Audited, and prepare 
for a settlement at the next Vestry. 

Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned. 

Test Edward Moseley C. V. Dennis Dawley 

Princess Anne County) ^^ Vestry held the 23rd Day of February 1779 
Lynhaven Parish J ' ■' j ' ' 7 

} 



Present Mr. Anthony Walke Junior Churchwarden 



Mr. James Kempe, Mr. John Ackiss 

Mr. Thomas Reynolds Walker, Mr. Edward H. Moseley, Jr. \ Vestrymen 

Mr. George Durant Corprew & Mr. Joel Cornick. 



The folowing Persons are appointed to procession the Lands in this County 
agreable to an Order of the Court of the said County passed the 12 Day of 
June 1773 Vizt: Thomas Ewell & Henry Collins in Little Creek Precinct, 
William Thorowgood Junior & James Tenant in the lower Precinct of the Wes- 
ternshore, William Hancock & Enoch Whitehurst on the south side of the Eas- 
tern Branch Precinct, James Moore & Tully Robinson on the north side of Eas- 
tern Branch Precinct, Joshua Whitehurst & Jeremiah Land in the upper Precinct 
of the Westernshore, Horatio Cornick, Jacob Keeling, Joseph White, & Edward 
James in the lower Precinct of the Easternshore, Capt. William Woodhouse, 
John James (son of Edward), Dennis Dawley & Charles Waterman in the middle 
Precinct of the Easternshore, John Cason Jtinior, Tully Barnes, Nathan Munden, 
& Nathan Cornick in the upper Precinct of the Easternshore, William Reade & 
Caleb Old in Blackwater Precinct. 

Edward Moseley is appointed Collector of the Parish Levy for the present Year. 

Mr. James Henley is appointed a Vestryman in the room of Mr. Dennis Dawley 
deceased. 

Mr. Anthony Walke Junior & Mr. Peter Singleton is appointed Churchwardens for 
the present Year. 

Resolved that it be recommended to the Delegates of this County to endeavour 
at the next Assembly to obtain a Law for obligeing the Parish of Lynhaven to 
support a Minister by Assesment, as formerly, adequate to his Duty, the Par- 
ish having been for some time past Vacant, owing to the want of a Power of 
[14-0] Levying a Sallary, and the People being desireous of having a Clergyman among 
them. 

Lynhaven Parish Dr: lbs. Tobo: 

To amount of Tobo. Levied the 17th November 1773 34755 

To Col. Thomas Reynolds Walker by Account £19:7:6 2325 

To George Gasking by Ditto £50 6000 

To James Senaca for support of an Orphan of Anne Moore ..xj. unci oinn 
next Vestry £20 ' '^^^^ 



To Elizabeth Doudle for support of her Children this present) -jino 
Year £30 f ^^°° 



•til the] 

■1 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



111 



To George Gasking for support of Charles Norrls 'til the) 
next Vestry £4-0 i 

To David Huggins by Account £3:10 

To Rhodom Grlndal for his support this present Year 
he being a Cripple £5 

To James Johnson for support of an Orphan Child this 
present Year £10 

To Dinah Caton for support of her Children this present Year t2L, 

To Margaret Williams for support of two Children) 
this present Year £10 j 

To Frances McKeal for cleaning the Church last Year 4.5/ 

To the Churchwardens for support of the Poor £4.1:13:4 

To Edward Moseley Clerk of the Vestry £10 

Commission to the Collector on 70983 lbs Tobo. at 6 per Ct. 

Fraction to be accounted for by the Collector next Year 



Lynhaven Parish 

By 2151 Tithables at 33 lbs Tobo. 70983 

By Fraction in the Hands of the Collector 503 



4800 

420 
600 

1200 
2880 
1200 

270 
5000 
1200 
4258 

578 

71436 



71486 

Ordered that the Collector receive from each Tithable in this County 33 lbs 
Tobo. and pay the same to Claimors as herein directed. 



Test Edward Moseley C. V. 



James Kempe 



[141] 



''Slven"?L?r''}^* ^ ^-^^y ^-1^ *^^ 3rd Day of October 1779 

Present 

James Kempe, Edward Hack Moseley Sr.| 
Thomas Reynolds Walker, Edward Hack I Gentlemen 
Moseley Jr., William Nimmo, Anthony j of the Vestry 
Walke Jr., and Joel Cornick. J 

Resolved that it is the Opinion of this Vestry that the Manner Plantation 
which the Reverend Robert Dickson Devised to be sold. Rented, or otherwise 
Apropriated for the Benefit of Educating poor Male Orphan Children, be re- 
tained for the said Purpose, and call'd and known by the Name of Dickson's 
Free-scool; Resolv'd that it is the Opinion of this Vestry that the Slaves, 
named Harry, Lewis, Gefford, and Lydla, that were set apart for the said 
Robert Dickson's Widow's Dower, and after the expiration of which, as hap- 
pening at her Death, were Devised to be sold, be Purchas'd for the Use and 
purpose aforesaid, the Vestry conceiving that their Labour and Service at 
this Time, will be more Advantadious [sic] than the Interest of the Money 
ariseing from the Sale thereof, and better promote the good Intention of 
the Testator, and that Mr. Anthony Walke Jr. is appointed to Purchase the 
said Slaves; Resolved that, if it shou'd hereafter be found, or thought to 
be more for the Benefit of promotelng the Pxirpose's of the said Will, that 
the Land or Slaves shou'd be sold, the above Resolves shall be no Barr there- 
to; Edward Hack Moseley Jr. and Anthony Walke Jr. is appointed to endeavour 
to procure a Teacher agreable to the said Will, and Choice of this Vestry. 

Ordered that the Vestry be Adjourned till Tuesday the 19th Instant. 



Test Edward Moseley C. V. 



James Kempe 



112 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

[142] Princess Anne Countyj ^ ^ Vestry held the 22nd Day of November 1779 
Lynhaven Parish f ' ' 

Present 

James Kempe, Thomas Reynolds Walker, "j 
John Ackiss, Edward Hack Moseley Jr., I Gentlemen of 
Anthony Walke, George Durant Corprew f the Vestry 
and Joel Cornick. J 

Mr. Anthony Walke Inform' d the Vestry that he had not comply' d with their 
Order In Purchasing the Slaves belonging to the Estate of the Reverend Rob- 
ert Dickson, deceased, because, he found on peruseing the Will that the Ves- 
try was not impowered to make such an Order; Resolv'd that the Vestry ap- 
proves of the same. 

Lynhaven Parish Dr. Lbs Tobo: 

To George Troughton for support of John Wllebourl lonn 

(an Orphan) for the ensuing Year £10 j ^'^^^ 

To V/illiara Sorey for support of Salley Parsons) 1200 

(an Orphan) the ensuing Year £10 J 

To Ditto for supporting Ditto to this Day £21 2520 

To Kiziah Barnes for support of three Children the ensuing Year £25 3000 

To Mary Murphey for support of two Children the ensuing Year £16 1920 

To Frances McKeal for support of one Child the ensuing Year £8 960 

1 

To Mary Dobbs for support of Anne Miller her Grandchild) lann 

the ensuing Year £15 J 

To Elizabeth Power for support of two Children the ensuing Year £16 1920 



To Elizabeth Doudle for support of four Children I •^syn 

the ensuing Year £32 ' ^^^ 



To Charles Harvey for takeing Care of the Church the 
ensuing Year £20 



To Col. Thomas Reynolds Walker for takeing Care of the 

Eastern Shore Chappel the ensuing Year £20. To \ 3120 

Ditto by Account £6 



} 
1 



2400 



[143] To Anthony Fentress for takeing Care of Pungo Chappel) 
the ensuing Year £20 j 



2400 



To James Johnson for support of John Tucker (an Orphan)! 

the ensuing Year £8 j 

Harrison -^ 



To Sarah Brown for support of three Children the ensuing Year £24 2380 

960 

To Frances/for support of an Infirm Child the ensuing Year £10 1200 

To Dinah Caton for support of her Children the ensuing Year £24 2880 

To Edward Hack Moseley Jr. for a Copy of the List of Tithables 800 

To Margaret Salmons for support of one Child the ensuing Year £8 960 

To Mary Marsh for support of two Children the ensuing Year £16 1920 

To John Ackiss Gent, by Account £20 24OO 

To Amice Tinny [Amos Tinion] for his support the ensuing Year £10 1200 



41430 



Mr. Francis Land is appointed a Vestriman in the Room of Mr. Anthony Walke, 
Sr., deceased. 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 113 

Mr Anthony Walke Jr. and Mr. Joel Cornick is appointed Churchwardens for the 
ensuing Year. 

Ordered that the Vestry be Adjourned 

Test Edward Moseley Clerk [of] Vestry James Kempe 

[lU] Princess Anne County! ^^ ^ ^^^^ ^^-^^ ^^^^-^ ^-^^ 20th Day 1780 
Ljnnhaven Parish j ' 

Present 

James Kempe, John Ackiss, William Nimmo, 1 Gentlemen 
Anthony Walke, George Durant Corprew, |- of the 
Joel Cornick, James Henley, & Francis LandJ Vestry 

Lynhaven Parish Dr. Lbs Tobo: 

To Amount of Tobacco Levied last Vestry 4-14-80 

To Mary Land for her support this present year £60 7200 



To Elizabeth King for support of two of William Pead's Child 
this present Year £4,0 



A800 



ren| 

To Caleb Ward for keeping Abigail Millerson two months (past)) -3000 

£33:6:4 J ^^^ 

To William Dolby for keeping Ditto 13 Days past £13 1560 

To James Senneca for keeping & supporting an Orphan of Anne Moore' s| ^^f^p. 

this present Year £60 J '^" 

To Joseph Grimstead for support of an Orphan of Sarah Grlmsteadl -^f^nn 

this present Year £30 J ^^^ 

To the Churchwardens for support of the Poor &ca: £300 36000 

To William Bell for his support £30 3600 

To Edward Moseley Clerk of the Vestry £30 3600 



113033 



[145] The Vestry being inform'd by Anthony Walke that Col. Moseley and himself 

had Advertised for a Master to take Charge of Dickson's Freschool according 
to an Order for that Purpose; and that no Body had offered, came to the 
following Resolutions viz: 

Resolv'd that a Master be Imploy'd to keep Dickson's Freschool, for the 
present Year, and be allowed the Use of the Plantation of the late Reverend 
Robert Dickson and the use of Six Thousand Pounds, as a Compensation for 
his Trouble, He giveing good Security for the said Slim, 

Resolv'd that the Vestry shall have the Previledge of sending to the said 
School any Number, not exceeding fifteen, of poor Male Orphans, who have 
not Estates, sufficient to Educate them, and that Mr. Anthony Walke, Mr. 
Francis Land, and Col. Edward Hack Moseley Jr. are appointed to send such 
Orphans as they shall Judge to be incapeable of giting Education elsewhere; 

Resolv'd that the said Master shall be intitled to the Prlveledge of takeing 
under his Care, eight Gentlemen's Sons, besides the Orphans before-mentioned, 
by way of further incouragement to the said Master; 

Resolv'd that the preference shall be given to a Clergiman; 

Resolv'd that the above named three Members of this Vestry shall apply to 
the Reverend Mr. William Selden to know whether he will undertake the Man- 
agement of the said School, and if he declines, be impowered to employ any 
other Master that they may approve. Ordered that the Vestry be Adjourn' d. 

Test Edward Moseley Clerk [of] Vestry James Kempe 



114. VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

[U6] Princess Anne Countyj ^^ ^ ^^ ^^^^ December 28th 1780 

Lynhaven Parish | '' 

Present 

James Kempe, Thomas Reynolds Walker, | p„_^.-, „ 

Edward Hack Moseley Jr., Anthony Walke, ^ of tue 

George Durant Corprew, Joel Cornick & I Vestrv 
Francis Land ■' ■' 

Resolved that George Stephenson be imployed to keep Dickson's Freeschool 
for the ensuing Year and be alowed the Use of the Plantation of the late 
Reverend Robert Dickson, as a Compensation for his Trouble, Provided that 
he don't plant more than one half of the cleared Land with Indian Corn, 

Resolved that the said Mr. George Stephenson shall teach six poor Male 
Children, and that he be alowed to take into the said School seventeen 
Children to teach on his own Account, and that Colonel Edward Hack Moseley 
Jr., Mr. Anthony V/alke and Mr. Francis Land be impower'd to superintend the 
School and send such Children as they think were intended to be Educated by 
' the Will of the late Reverend Robert Dickson deceased. 

Ordered that the Vestry be Adjourned. 

Test Edward Moseley C. V. James Kempe 

November 7th, 1783. 

[147] The Sheriff of the County of Princess Anne by Virtue of an Act of Assembley 
for Dissolving the old Vestry of Lynhaven Parish and Directing a new one to 
Sheriff's be Chosen, This Day made return that by Virtue of the said Act of Assembley 
Return to him Directed he had Summoned the Freeholders and housekeepers in the said 
of the Parish and a Majority of them Met and made a Choice of the following Gentle- 
New Vestry men to Serve as Vestrymen, to wit, John Acklss, Anthony Walke, John Thorowgood, 
James Henley, Joel Cornick, Edward Hack Moseley, George Durant Corprew, Wil- 
liam White, Charles Williamson, John Cornick, William Robinson, and Peter 
Singleton. 

Parish of Lynhaven I At a Vestry held the 7th November 1783 
County of Princess Anne j •' 

Present 



- Gentlemen of the Vestry 



John Acklss, Anthony Walke, James Henley, 
Edward Hack Moseley, V/illiam White, 
John Cornick, V/illiam Robinson, 
and Peter Singleton. 
Thos. Walker 
appointed Thomas Walker is appointed Clerk of the Vestry and qualified According to Law. 



Clerk 



Dr. Lynhaven Parish lbs Tobacco 

2^0 



To Keziah Barnes for support of two Children of aboutl 
Seven and Nine Years old for this Year j 

To James Seneca for keeping & Supporting Ann Moore an) 
Orphan of Anne Moore from March 1780 to March 1784| 

To Joseph Grimstead for keeping & Supporting William) ^-q 

Grimstead about 4 Years old for 3 Years @ £2 j 



960 



To John Dyer for keeping and Supporting Anne Stranhorn) 
till November I784. | 



ABO 

'143] To Rachel Stranhorn for Burying Sally Stranhorn &c. 24.O 

To Mary Wellins, for her Support 'till November next 24.O 

To Sarah Axtead for her Support 'till November next 24.O 

Levy To Joab Dauge for keeping Jamima Cooper 2 Months 120 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH II5 

To Anthony Fentress for keeping Pungo Chaple till this time 4,30 



To Thomas Reynolds Walker for keeping Eastern Shore Chaple I 
till this time 



1 

1 



To William Morris Jionlor for keepi.ig k suonorting Frances) 
Lofland, aged about 5 Years till November next 

To Mary Dauly for keeping & Supporting Mary Dauly, about 
4 Years old, 'till Noveiber next 

To Thorowgood Land for keeping & Supporting William Jobson) rinn 

' till November next j 



430 

1200 

480 



To Daniel Franklin Senior for keeping & Supporting Abigal 
Millerson 'till November next 



To Tully Barnes for keeping & Supporting Mary Cason 
her Death 



'1 



720 



480 



7740 



The following Persons are appointed to Proi^ession the Land in this County 
agreeable to an Order of Court pass'd the 9th Ultimo vizt: 

For Little Creek Precinct, Thomas Ewell k John Hunter, for the North Side 
of the Eastern Branch Precinct James Moore & Natt Hoggard, for the South 
side of Ditto Hillary Moseley, John Murray & John Hopkins, for the Lower 
Precinct of the Western Shore Simon Stone k George Gaskings, for the upper 
Precinct of Ditto Erasmus Haynes & Joel Simmons, for the lower Precinct of 
the Eastern Shore Henry Keeling & Thomas Keeling, for the Middle Ditto of 
Ditto Dennis Dauley & John James Junior, for the upper Ditto of Ditto Tul- 
ley Moseley, Jonathan Roberts, Francis Ackiss & John Whitehead, for Black 
Water Precinct, Henry Woodard & George Ives. 

Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned. 

Teste Thomas Vfalker Clerk [of the] Vestry John Ackiss 

[U9] Princess Anne K^ ^ ^^^^ ^^^^ November 25th 1783 
Lynhaven ParishJ ' 

Present 

John Ackiss, Anthony Walke,Joel Cornick, Edward Hack Moseley] 

George D. Corprew, William White, Charles Williamson, J- Gent. Vestry 

John Cornick, William Robinson, 4 Peter Singleton I 

Dr: Parish of Lynhaven lbs. Nt. Tobacco 

To Ann Hudgins for the Support of herself & one Child till Nov. next 360 

To Betty Dowdle for support of herself & one Child 'till Nov. next 420 

To Auston Brumbly for keeping John Dowdle till Ditto 180 

To Ebenezer Craig for keeping & Supporting Lydia Glasgow three Months 300 

To Sarah Bromage for her Support 40/. Ordered that She apply to 
Joel Cornick for the above but he is not to advance it unless 
he is satisfied from Circumstances, She is about to leave the 
Parish and be no longer a burthen to it 

To Anne Land for the keeping & Supporting of Charles, Peter and! „p„ 
Mary Land ' till November next | 



To the Widow of Edward Gisburn in Black Water for the Support 
of herself & Child 'till November next 



600 



To Mary Randolph for keeping of Richard Bery's Son from his Dethj ^,^ 
'till this Time f ^ 



116 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

To Betty Moseley for keeping the Brick Church till November next 2;i0 

To Thomas Reynolds Walker for keeping the Eastern Shore Chaple I ^.p, 

till Ditto - J '^^" 

To William Kays for keeping Pungo Chaple till Do. 24.0 

To the Church Wardens for the use of the Parish 1200 

To Thomas Walker as Clerk of the Vestry 600 

To the Amount of Tobacco Levied November 7th 1733 • 77^.0 

To Six per Cent, to Collector on Said Tobacco 784 



Cr: By 2373 Tithables -? 6 lbs Tobacco each 14.233 
Balance to be accounted for by the CoHecbDr 374 



13864 



13364 



Jacob Vallen- Ordered that Jacob Vallentine receive from each Tithable person within this 
tine appointed County 6 lbs of Neat Tobacco 5c pay the Several Claimers above mentioned Ac- 
Collector cording to Law. 

Church V.'ar-|--|_^ J ^jijgg Henley 3c William White is appointed Church Wardens for the ensuing Year 
dens Chosen 

Church V/ardens Ordered th.at the Church-Wardens receive the rents, or What ever part thereof 
to Receive the may be now due, and other 'Jonies due the Parish, and Rent the Gleeb & Parish 
Parish Money Lands if no Minister is chosen before. 

Ordered that they Advertise for a Master to Keep Dickson's free School, & be 
empower' d with the Advice of the Vestry, to rent the Plantation to the Said 
Master, in Consideration of his teaching as many Boys as the Church Y/ardens 
& Vestry Shall think reasonable. And if no Master can be procured before 
the Second day of January next, that they rent the said Plantation to the 
highest bidder, reserving the use of the School House & one room in the 
Dwelling House, in case a Master Shou'd be got afterwords. And if a Master 
Should offer, or be procured, that any Interest Money which may be collec- 
tedon Bonds due to the Estate of Robert Dickson may be also paid to the said 
Master for his Services according to Contract. 

Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned. 

Teste Anthony Walke 

Thomas Walker Clerk [of] Vestry John Ackiss being absent 

[151] Princess Anne County) ,. „ 4. 1. -, j, ^.i. or..,.!, i. ^ 4. i. ir,^,' 
Lynnhaven Parish 'j At a Vestry held the 29th of October 1734. 

Present 

p Tiim •» itn.j4- ?• Gentlemen Church Wardens 
ac Wiiiiam White 

Joel Cornick, Edward Hack Moseley, ^ 

Charles V/illiamson, William Robinson, [ Gentlemen of the Vestry 

and Peter Singleton. I 

The Parish of Lynhaven Dr. lbs. Tobacco 

To John Dyer for keeping Anne Stranhorn from the 1 ^„|-, 

25th of November 1734 to the 25th of November 1735 f 



To Anthony Frisel for keeping Frances Loflandl 
from Ditto to Ditto j 



Levy 



240 

To Rachel Noaks for keeping Mary Dawly from Ditto to Ditto 24O 

To Sarah Axtead for her Support 'till November 25th 1735 24O 



Levy 



VESTRY BOOK OFLYNNHAV.^N PARISH 117 

430 



To Anne Scott for keeping William Holmes S 
Robert Holmes & Elizabeth Scott 'till D 



on of) 

itto J 



To Anne Land for keeping Charles, Peter & Mary Land untill Ditto 600 

To Elizabeth King for keeping Elizabeth Peed 'till Ditto 24.0 

To Sarah King for keeping her son Thomas Gall 'till Ditto 120 

To Dinah Caton for keeping a Child 'till Ditto 2^0 

To Mary Wellens for her Support ' till Ditto 180 

To Henry Capps (son of Richard) for his support 'till Ditto 360 



Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned 'till the 25th of November next & that 
the Clerk give publick Notice thereof, and that he inform the Members by 
Letter a few days before. 

Teste James Henley Church Warden 

Thomas Walker Clerk [of] Vestry 

[152] Princess Anne County) ^^ ^ ^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^ November 1734 

Lynhaven Parish ) 



Present 



James Henley & "I Qenttemen f Church 
William White J ^^nLj-emen | ^aj.(jejis 



Anthony Walke, Joel Cornick, Edward Hack Moseley,'! Gentlemen 
George Durant Corprew, Charles Williamson, John [ of the 
Cornick, William Robinson & Peter Singleton. I Vestry 

Clerk Charles Moseley is appointed Clerk of the Vestry during the Abscence of 
Chosen Thomas Walker, who qualified according to Law. 

The Parish of Lynhaven Dr. lbs. Tobacco 

To Amount of Tobacco Levy'd last Vestry 3540 

To Mrs. Murphey Widow of Patrick for her Support for 12 Months to come 600 

To William Acklss per Account 103 

To Michael Eaton per Accoimt 1575 

To be paid to Rhode Woodland's Estate 430 

To Kezlah Barnes for keeping Henry Barnes 130 

To be paid for the Support of William Grimstead Son of Amy Grirastead 360 

To be paid Frances Jobson for the Support of William Jobson 600 

To be paid William Senaca for the Support of Anne Moore,) ,^^ 

from March 1734 'till November 1735 J ^ 

To Capt. George D. Corprew, to be paid to any Person that will take) „„_ 
the son of Richard Bery as an Apprentice, a poor Crippled Boy f 

To the Widow of Edward Gisburn in Black Water 480 

To the v;idow Purde in Black Water for the Support) «„P, 

of herself & Children J ' 

To the Widow Cannon in black Water for the SupDort] ,/^ 

of her Children * '" ^^" 



1 



Church Wardens Ordered that the Church Wardens pay immediately to Winefred Wellens 
pay Wellens the Sum of Forty Shillings for the Support of Willi am Grimstead Orphan 



118 

[153] 

Levy- 
Church Wardens 
pay Batten 

pay 
Ackiss 

Collector 
appointed 



C . Wardens 
appointed 



Levy 



Dickson' s 

Houses to be 

repaired 

C. Wardens 
to receive the 
Parish Money 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYTJNHAVEN PARISH 

Ordered that William Battin be paid for the Support of the) 
youngest Child of Willis Gibbs f 

Ordered that the Present Church Wardens pay William Batten] 
three Pounds immediately for past Services j 

Ordered that the Present Church Wardens pay Col. John Ackiss) 
Forty Shillings J 

Joslah Vallentine is appointed Collector of the Levy laidl 
this Year given Bond and Security to the Church Wardens > 
for the Tobacco and Money Levied I 

Capt. Charles Williamson & John Cornick are appointed) 
Church Wardens for the ensuing Year j 

To be paid to Martha Fentress for her support the ensuing Year 

Ordered that the last Year's rent of the Plantation Given in 
trust by the late Reverend Robert Dickson to the Vestry be 
Applyed in repairing the Dwelling House & Barn and other 
necessary repairs on the said Plantation by the Church War- 
dens of the next Year 

Ordered that the Church Wardens receive all the rents due 
to the Parish. 

To Betty Moseley for keeping the Brick Church untill November 1735 



2iV0 



720 



To Thomas Reynolds Walker for keeping the Eastern Shore [Chape 
Levy untill November 1785 

To William Kays for keeping Pungo Chaple till Ditto 

To Thomas Walker as Clerk of the Vestry 

To 6 per Cent for Collector on said Tobacco 



^■} 



240 

240 

240 
600 
7M 



13147 



The Parish 



Cr: 



By 2387 Tithables ® 5? lbs Tobacco each 13128| 
Balance to be accounted for by the Collector 13| 



131A7 

Collector Ordered that Josiah Vallentine receive from each Tithable Person within 

ordered this County 5 1 lbs of Tobacco & pay the Several Claimers above Mentioned 
to receive According to Law. 



Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned 

Teste 

*Note, Supposed to be 1734.. 



Anthony Walks 

John Ackiss being absent 



[154] 



Princess Anne County) 
Lynhaven Parish j 



At a Vestry held the 16th of March 1735 



Present 

Charles Williamson) 
& John Cornick j 

Anthony Walke, James Henley 

Joel Cornick, Edward Hack Moseley 

William White & Peter Singleton 



n^„^-^„^ (Church 

Gentlemen < ,,, , 

Wardens 

Gentlemen of the Vestry 



Whereas at a Meeting of a Majority of the Members of the Vestry, Vizt. Joel 
Cornick, Edward Hack Moseley, George Durant Corprew, William White, Charles 
Williamson, John Cornick, William Robinson, and Peter Singleton Gent, to de- 
liberate on a Letter received by the said Peter Singleton, from the Reverend 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYiraHAVEN PARISH' 



119 



Charles Pettigrew, relative to his wish of becoming the Minister of this Par- 
ish & Master of the School agreeable to the late Reverend Mr. Dickson's Will. 
It was agreed unanimusly that he should be received in both capacities, 8c 
ordered that the Church Wardens Signify the same to him in the most expres- 
sive manner as soon as possible; in consequence of which William White has 
lately received a Letter from the said Pettigrew, informing that he intends 
and expects to be an inhabitant of this Parish about the first of April and 
intends to undertake all the Duties incumbent on a Minister and a Tutor. It 
is therefore Resolved that the Present Church Wardens send the following 
Letter to Mr. Pettigrew Vizt. 

Reverend Sir 



[155] 



On the I6th In 
deliberated on the Subject 
and imploy you as Minister 
School. 

At the Last Se 
Vestries through the State, 
23th Instant; in Consequenc 
may be done by that Body in 

That you may r 
we have enclosed you a copy 



Editor's Note: 
When numbering 
the pages, the 
Clerk omitted 
Nos. 156 & 157 



stant a Vestry met at Kerapesville, and, having 

of your letter to Mr. White, determined to receive 

of the Parish of Lynhaven, Sc Master of the Free 

ssion of Assembly an Act was passed dissolving the 
& directing new Vestries to he elected on the 

e Whereof a new one will be Chosen here. For what 
future the present Vestry cannot answer, 

eceive more particular Information on this Matter, 
of the Act of Assembly. 



P. S. Unless you are "'e are Respectfully 
here on the 1st Day Reverend Sir 

of May next, the Vestry Your most humble Servents 
will consider themselves 

Absolv'd from their Engagement. Charles Williamson 

John Cornlck 



Church Wardens 



Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned. 



Teste 

Thomas Walker 



Clerk [of] Vestry 



Charles Williamson 
John Cornlck 



Church Wardens ' 



[158] 

Vestry 

Subscribe 

to the 

Church 



Clerk 
appointed 



Property 

belonging 

to the 

Parish 



Lynhaven Parish 
Princess Anne County 



l-4th April 1785 



We the Subscribers being legaly chosen by the Majority of the 
People, this day Subscribe in Vestry to be Conformable to the doctrine, dis- 
cipline, and Worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

Anthony Walke 
Edward Hack Moseley 
John Ackiss 
James Henley 
William Ahite 
John Cornlck 
Joel Cornick 
Frances Land 

Thomas Walker is appointed Clerk of the Vestry Who quolified According to Law 

An Account of Property belonging to 
Lynhaven Parish April 14th 1735 

About 200 Acres of Land as a Glebe, With an old Dwelling House and a few 
out Houses, all in bad Repair. 

About 50 Acres of Land with an old House built for the Reception of the poor, 
& a Kitchen, both wanting Repair. 



Belonging 

to the 

Mother Church 



A large Silver Tankard, & a Silver Salver 
A cup wash'd with Gold 

3 pewter Plates, 1 Pulpit Cloth, & a Broad Cloth Covering 
for the Communion Table 



3 Setts of Seeker's Sermons 7 Volumes each 

Volumes of Tlllotson's Sermons 
3 Good Bibles and 2 old Ditto 
3 Common Prayer Books (larg) 



120 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNWHAVEN PARISH 



[159] 



Belonging 
to the Eastern - 
Shore Chaple 

Belonging 

to Pungo 

Chaple 



A Silver Tankard, A Silver Cup & a small Silver Salver 
3 Pewter Plates, 1 Pewter Bason, 

1 Diaper Table Cloth & one Napkin for the 
Communion Table 

A Pewter Tankard, 2 Glass Tumblers 

2 Pewter Plates, 1 Table Cloth and 2 Napkins 
for the Communion Table 



A few old Cushions at the Mother Church & the Eastern Shore Chapel. 

Revenue 

Rent of Glebe Land in 1735: £3:0:0 
Rent of Parish Land in 1785 £7:5:0 

Anthony Walke 
John Ackiss 
Edward Hack Moseley 
James Henley 
John Cornick 
Joel Cornick 
Frances Land 

Ordered that a coppy of the above be delivered to the Next County Court. 

Church Wardens Charles Williamson and John Cornick is appointed Church Wardens for the 
Chosen ensuing Year 

Ordered that the Vestry be adjournd. 



Teste 

Thomas Walker Clerk [of] Vestry 



John Cornick 



^^^°^ f^!^Sf.f^ P^fi""^^^! At a Vestry held the 6th May 1735 
Lynhaven Parish 1 ' 

Present 



John Comlck Chiirch Warden 



Vestry 

Subscribe 

to the 

Church 



Anthony Walke, Edward Hack Moseley I 

James Henley, Joel Cornick 

William White, & Francis Land I 



Gentlemen of Vestry 



We the Subscribers being legaly Chosen by the Majority of the People, this 
day Subscribe in Vestry to be Conformable to the Doctrine, discipline, & 
Worship of the Protistant Episcopal Church. 

Charles Williamson 
John Hancock 



A Minister 

Canvls'd 

for 

Rev. Mr. 

Simpson 

Inducted 

C. Wardens 
to Write 

to the Rev. 
Mr. Peti grew 

Dickson's Do- 
nation Rented 



Present 

Charles Williamson, Church Warden 
John Hancock, Gentleman of the Vestry 

It was determined this day by a Majoraty of the Vestry Vlzt: John Hancock, 
Charles Williamson, John Cornick, Francis Land, Edward Hack Moseley & Anthony 
Walke that they Should immediately proceed to induct a Minister. 

The Reverend James Simpson is inducted Minister of this Parish he promising 
to produce his Episcopal Letters of Ordination to the Church Wardens within 
ten days, by a Majority of the Vestry Vlzt: Anthony Walke, Edward Hack Mose- 
ley, John Hancock, Joel Cornick, Charles Williamson and Francis Land. 

Ordered that the Church Wardens Write immediately to the Reverend Mr. Petti- 
grew informing him that in consequence of his delaying coming on or before 
the first of May the Vestry have made Choice of the Reverend Mr. James Simp- 
son as their Minister. 

The Reverend Mr. Dickson's Donation is rented to Mr. William White 'till 
New Year's Day for £25:0:0 



[161] 



[162] 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 121 

The Reverend Mr. James Simpson is appointed Master of Dickson's Freeschool. 

Ordered that he teach Nine Boys from this time 'till the first day of Jan- 
uary 1786, the Arts of reading Writing & Arithmetick for the Sum of £25 

The Reverend Mr. James Simpson Minister & Anthony Walke Gentleman a member 
of the Vestry of Lynhaven Parish are appointed Deputies to meet in Conven- 
tion at Richmond on the 13th of this Month. 

I James Simpson being inducted Minister of this Parish do hereby promis & 
agree to Act in the Capacity of Minister Agreeable to the Doctrine & Dici- 
pllne of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 

James Simpson 

Ordered that the Church Wardens be Authorized to send Nine Orphan Boys to 
be instructed by the Reverend Mr. Simpson, who have not Estate Suffient to 
educate them agreeable to the Will of the late Robert Dickson. 



Ordered that the Vestry be Adjourned. 

Teste 

Thomas Walker Clerk [of] Vestry 



Charles Williamson! 
John Cornick I 



Church 
Wardens 



I John Thorowgood being Legally Chosen by the Majority of the People this 
day Subsgribe in Vestry to be Conformable to the Doctrine, Discipline, & 
Worshipe of the Protestant Episcopal Church. 
July 27th 1785 John Thorowgood 



Saven Jaris^"^''} ^^ ^ ^-^^^ ^^^^ ^^^ ^^^^ "^ '^y ^^^5. 



Present 



The Reverend Mr. James Simpson Minister 
Charles Williamson Church Warden 



Anthony Walke, John Hancock 
Joel Cornick, William White, 
John Thorowgood, & Francis Land 



Gentlemen of the Vestry 



The following Persons are appointed to Procession the Lands in this County 
agreeable to an order of Court held the li4th Instant, to witt: 

For Little Creek Precinct William Nlmmo (son Garshum) & John Hunter, 

For the North Side of the Eastern Branch Charles Sayer & Nat. Hoggard 

For the South Side of Ditto John Hopkins, John Murray & David Scott 

For the lower Precinct of the Western Shore Simon Stone & George Gasking 

For the Upper Ditto of Ditto Erasmus Haynes & Joel Slmmonds 

For the Lower Ditto of Eastern Shore Thomas Keeling & William Woodhouse 

for the Middle Ditto of Ditto Dennis Dawley & John James Jr. 

for the Upper Ditto of Ditto or Pungo /Tully Moseley, John Whitehead, 

[Jonathan Ackiss & Jonathan Roberts 

for Black Watter Henry Woodard & George Ives 

And that they begin the 1st of October to Procession the lines in each Pre- 
[163] cinct & make there return at the next Meeting of the Vestry after the last of 
March next. 

Ordered that the Reverend Mr. Simpson take Charge of the Parish Register. 

On the Motion of Mr. Charles Sayer leave is given him to cut a Window oppo- 
sat to his pew in the Brick Church. 

On the Motion of Thomas Walker leave is given him to Cut a window in the end 
of the Eastern Shore Chaple to give lite to his pew. 

Ordered that the Church Wardens do repare the Damage done by the Lightning 
to Pungo Chaple. 

Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned. 

Test Thomas Walker Clerk [of] Vestry James Simpson Minister 



122 VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

Princess Anne Countyl ,, „ . v. -, , .^ 10^.1. ^ ^ i. -ir,^^ 
Lynhaven Parish "^JAt a Vestry held the 13th September 1785 



Present 

Mr. James Simpson Minister 

Charles Williamson"! church Wardens 
John Cornick j onurcn wardens 

Anthony Walke, Joel Cornick 1 ^ 4., ^ ^^ ■,, j. 
William White & John Thorowgood ^^"^1^"^" °^ the Vestry 

Ordered that Thomas Kempe be appointed Clerk for the present. 

Ordered that the Clerk of the Vestry be Directed to write to the following 
Gentlemen and request the favour of them to Ascertain the Number of the Pro- 
testant Episcopal Church above 16 Years old both Male & Female that may be 
in the different Precincts of Lynhaven Parish, in order that it may be re- 
ported to the next Convention of the Clergy. Vizt: 

Thomas Lawson & thomas Wlshart in Little Creek Precinct. 
[164.] William White, John Hopkins, & Thomas Kempe Eastern Branch Precinct. 
Francis Land & William Haynes lower Precinct Wfestern Shore. 
Joel Simmonds & Erasmus Haynes Uper Ditto [of] Ditto. 
Adam Keeling & Thomas Walker lower Ditto of Eastern Shore 
Cason Moore & John James Junior Middle Ditto of Ditto. 
John Ackiss ^ Dennis Dawley Upper Ditto of Ditto or Pungo. 
George Durant Corprew & Caleb Old Black Water Precinct. 

Ordered that the Church Wardens be requested to apply to a Gentleman in each 
Precinct of Lynhaven Parish in the name of the Vestry and request him to pre- 
sent a Subscription paper to each Member of the Protestant episcopal Church 
to raise a Salery for Mr. Simpson the Incumbent of said Parish annually, un- 
till ample provision is made by the Assembly for the Support of the Clergy. 

Ordered that Mr. Simpson the incumbent, k Mr. Peter Singleton layman be ap- 
pointed to attend the Convention of the Clergy of this State when ever Called, 
& that the Clerk furnish them with a certificate of there appointment. 

Copy 

Test Thomas Walker Clerk [ofj Vestry J. Simpson Minister 

^^^^^ Saven P^lsh"'""''} ^t a Vestry held the 24th September 1785. 

Present 



Charles Williamson ^ Wardens 
John Cornick ' 



'} 



Anthony Walke, John Hancock] 

Joel Cornick, William White [■ Gentlemen of the Vestry 

and John Thorowgood J 

Ordered that William Robinson be appointed Clerk for the Day 

Ordered that the Church Wardens do put or place into the hands of the same 
Gentlemen Who may be appointed to present Subscriptions for the Minister, 
papers likewise to Subscribe for readers to the Church & Chapels. 

Ordered that the Reverend Mr. Simpson for & during the term of Six Years do 
hold & enjoy the donation of the Reverend Robert Dickson Deceased so far as 
relates to that of Land use, on the following terms to wit that he shall ed- 
ucate as many Latin Scholars at ten Pounds each, or as many English Scholars 
at four Pounds each as at that rate will amovmt to Forty Pounds per Annum, 
but the different Classes of Scholars to be at the discretion of the Vestry, 
And it is Ordered that no Waste be Committed on said Land, but the said Simp- 
son hath full power to make use of any Timber for fencing & firewood or for 
the use of the plantation the said Simpson is not to Cultivate or cause to 
be Cultivated the land in Indian Corn two Years Successively. 

Agreed to on my part James Simpson. 



VESTRY BOOK OF LYNNHAVEN PARISH 123 

Copy Charles V/illiamsonI Church 

Test Thomas Walker Clerk [of] Vestry John Cornick J Wardens 

[166] Princess Anne County) ^ ^ ^ ^^ ^^-^^ ^^^ 23rd of November 1785 
Lynhaven Parish J 

Present 

The Reverend Mr. James Simpson Minister 

John Cornick Church Warden 

Edward Hack Moseley, John Hancock, George D. Corprew") „ . „ ^ 
Joel Cornick, William White & John Thorowgood juent. vestry 

Absent William White Gentleman. 

This day William White Gentleman one of the Executors of the Estate of the 
Reverend Robert Dickson Deceased rendered an Account of his Executorship of 
the Estate of the said Robert Dickson to the 8th of August 1732 and their 
appears to be the sum of £7663:1:111 in Paper Money due the said Estate which 
was put into the Treasuary & for which he has this day produced the Treasu- 
rer's Certificates dated the first of June 1783 which agreeable to the Scale 
of Depreciation of this State amounts to £10: 4.: 10 in Specie, it is therefore 
Ordered that the said Certificates be received of the said William White in 
full for the Above Ballance & is also exclusiv of the Bonds k Bills to the 
Amount of £1100:1 in Specie one half of which is due to Dickson's Estate and 
the other half to the Widow of the said Dickson who renounced his will. 

Ordered that the Clerk take care of the abovementioned Certificates & that he 
give William White a receipt for the same. 

Copy Test 

Thomas Walker Clerk James Simpson Minister 



Princess Anne County! „^ it ^ i. t j 4.1. -^n^v. , ■■, irrr./ 
Lynhaven Parish ^ j At a Vestry held the 27th April 1736 



[167] Princess Anne County 

J 

Present 



The Reverend Mr. James Simpson President 

Charles Williamson) „. „ , „,„^^„„„ 

o T i_ /^ -1 r Church Wardens 
& John Cornick ) 

Edward Hack Moseley, George D. Corprew) „ ., 
Joel Cornick & John Thorowgood j vestrv 

Thomas Walke Gentleman is elected as a Vestry man in the room of Francis 
Land Deceased 

Jonathan Park is appointed Clerk for the Brick Church 

Thomas Reynolds Walker is appointed for the Eastern Shore Chaple 

Cason Moore is appointed for Pungo Chaple 

The Reverend Mr. James Simpson Rector of this Parish and Thomas Walke Gen- 
tleman are appointed Deputies to represent this Parish at the next meeting 
of the Episcopal Convention at Richmond. 

Ordered that the Church Wardens advertise that the Subscription papers for 
the Minister 'x Clerk be delivered to the Reverend Mr. Simpson on or before 
the 22nd of May next. 

Ordered that the Vestry be adjourned. 

Copy Test 

Thomas Walker James Simpson Minister 



124 VESTRY BOOK OF LYHNHAVEN PARISH 

[168] Princess Anne County] ^^ ^ ^^^^ ^^^^ Thursday 28th December 1786. 
Lynhaven Parish ( 

Present 

John Cornick Church Warden 

Anthony Walke, Edward Hack Moseley] „ ^, -. 
John Hancock, Joel Cornick > ?^^ fr™^ 
Vv'illiam White & Thomas Walke J ^ vestry 

Ordered that the Church Wardens make out a state[ment] of there Accoimts and 
deliver the same to the Overseers of the Poor at there next meeting, together 
v;lth all the money that may be in their hands at the Time. 

Ordered that the Vestry be Adjourned. 

Copy Test John Cornick 

Thomas Walker Clerk 



Editor's Note: 

Following this meeting of 28th December, 1786, which definitely 
marks the termination of the parish vestry's handling of funds raised by 
public taxation for support of the poor, a new vestry was elected at a 
meeting held at Kempsville on 27th December 1787, in accordance with an 
act of assembly and an ordinance of the diocesan convention of that year. 
At this meeting, the new vestry received the resignation of the Reverend 
James Simpson, effective 6th May, 1788, and he was succeeded as rector of 
Lynnhaven Parish by the Reverend Anthony Walke, who obtained ordination 
as a minister in that year and served until his resignation on 10th Octo- 
ber, 1800. 

During his Incumbency, the vestry minutes were almost entirely 
devoted to the members' proceedings as trustees of Dickson's Free School, 
and do not have the same interest as the records included in this publi- 
cation. The vestry book continues until 16th November, 1892, with com- 
plete lapses from 1314-1821 and 1360-1365, as the result of war. A pho- 
tostatic copy of the complete vestry record of the parish, extending from 
1723 to 1392, is available for research, at the Virginia State Library, 
Richmond, Virginia, and has been transcribed by the Editor in the preceding 
pages of this publication, through the year 1786. 



126 



APPENDIX 
1. MINISTERS - LYNNHAVEN PARISH 



William Wilkinson [?] 


1639-16U 


Robert Powls 


1645-1651 


[Vacancy] 


1652-1655 


Philip Mallory 


1657 


George Alford 


1658-1662 


James Porter 


1678-1682 


Jonathan Saimders 


1695 




2. churchwarde; 


Ackiss, John 


1774-1776 


Boush, Maximilian 


1723-1727 


Cason, Thomas 


1644-1645 


Cornick, Joel 


1730 


Cornick, John! 


1724-1726 


Cornick, John^ 


1785-1736 


Dawley, Dennis 


1777-1778 


Ellegood, Jacobl 


1736-1752 


Ellegood, Jacob2 


1775-1776 


Hall, Edward 


1645-1646 


Handcocke, Simon 


1642-1643 


Henley, James 


1734 


Keeling, William 1753 


-1755,1760-1761 


Kempe, James 1753 


-1755,1761-1771 


Land, Francis^ 


1646-1647 


Land, Francis^ 


1727-1735 


Land, Francis Thorowgood 


1758-1759 




3. VESTRYMEN 


Ackiss, John 


1772-1735 


Bolitho, John 
Bonney, John^ 


1724-1728 


1723 


Bonney, John^ 


1733-1760 


Boush, Maximilian^ 


1723-1727 


Boush, Maximilian^ 


1733-1736 


Bullock, Thomas 


I64O-I64I 


Burrowgh, Christopher^ 


I64O-I64I 


Burrowgh, Christopher^ 


1724-1736 


Cason, Thomas 


I64O-I645 


Chapman, Henry 


1723-1732 


Condon, James 


1739-1742 


Cornick, Joel 


1778-1786 


Cornick, Johnl 


1724-1726 


Cornick, John^ 


1783-1786 


Corprew, George Durant 


1776-1736 


Dawley, Dennis 


1760-1779 


Ellegood, Jacobl 


1733-1752 


Ellegood, Jacob2 


1773-1778 


Ellegood, William 


1723-1725 


Gasking, Job 


1739-1753 


Gornto, John 


1733-1749 


Hall, Edward 


I645-I646 


Hancock, John 


1735-1786 


Handcocke, Simon 


I642-I643 


Hayes, Robert 


I64O-I64I 


Haynes, Thomas 


1727-1733 


Henley, James 


1779-1785 


Hoskins, Bartholomew 


I64O-I64I 


Hunter, John 


1739-1752 


Keeling, Thomas 


I64O-I64I 


Keeling, William 


1752-1767 


Kempe, George ^ 


1728-1733 


Kerape, James 


1736-1780 


Land, Francisl 


I646-I647 


Land, Francis^ 


1723-1735 


Land, Francis3 


1779-1736 


Land, Francis Thorowgood 


1752-1759 


Lankfield, John 


I64O-I64I 


Lawson, Anthony 


1769-1773 


Lucas, William 


I646-I647 



Solomon Wheatley 1702 

James Tenant 1714-1726 

Nicholas Jones [Supply] 1726-1728 

Richard Marsden [Supply] 1729 

Henry Barlow 1729-1747 

Robert Dickson 1748-1776 

James Simpson 1785-1787 



Lawson, Anthony 

Lucas, William 1646- 

Martin, John 1645- 

Moseley, Edward Hack 

Newton, Nathaniel 1755- 

Singleton, Peter 

Stratton, John 1640- 

Todd, Thomas 1640- 

Walke, Anthonyl 1728- 

Walke, Anthony2 1772,1778- 

Walke, Thomas 1751-1752,1755- 

Walker, Thomas Reynolds 1763- 

White, William 

Williamson, Charles 1785- 

Willlamson, Roger I646- 

Woodhouse, William 1772 



1773 
-1647 
-1646 

1777 
-1757 

1779 
-I64I 
-1641 
-1750 
-1780 

-1756,1758-1760 
-1765,1767-1771 

1784 
-1786 
-I647 
-1774 



LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

Martin, John 
McLenahan, David [Never 
Moore, Henry 
Moseley, Anthony 
Moseley, Edward 
Moseley, Edward Hackl 
Moseley, Edward Hack2 
Moseley, Francis 
Moseley, John 
Newton, Nathaniel 
Nimmo, James 
Nimmo, William 
Old, Thomas 
Robinson, Tully 
Robinson, William 
Saunders, Jonathan 
Sayer, Arthur [Not elec 
Sayer, Charles 
Singleton, Peter 
Spratt, Henry 
Stratton, John 
Thorowgood, John 
Todd, Thomas 
Tooly, Adam 
Vaughan, Robert 
Walke, Anthonyl 
Walke, Anthony^ 
Walke, Thomasl 
Walke, Thomas2 
Walker, Thomas Reynolds 
White, Solomonl 
White, Solomon2 
White, William 
Whitehead, John 
Whitehurst, John 
Williamson, Charles 
Williamson, Roger 
Windham, Edward 
Wishart, George 
Woodhouse, Henry 
Woodhouse, William 



I645-I646 
served] 1773 
1733-1739 
1744-1760 
1723-1730 
1739-1779 
1770-1786 
1732-1737 
1723-1738 
1739-1766 
1732-1752 
1773-1780 
1760-1776 
1769-1773 
1783-1734 
1760-1764 
ted] 1752 
1723-1739 
1778-1735 
1727-1736 
I64O-I64I 
1783-1786 
I64O-I64I 
1739-1760 
1724-1732 
1724-1779 
1765-1736 
1744-1760 
1736 
1762-1779 
1724-1725 
1727-1729 
1783-1786 
1744-1764 
1739-1773 
1783-1786 
I646-I647 
I64O-I64I 
1739-1760 
I64O-I64I 
1753-1774 



APPENDIX 127 

A. PRESIDENTS OF VESTRY - LYNNHAVEN PARISH 

1747-1768 

1769-1780 

1783 

Rev. James Simpson 1735-1786 
Note: The following senior vestrymen signed the minutes in the absence of a president. G. CM. 



Jacob Ellegood 
Anthony Walkel 
James Kempe 
John Ackiss 



John Whitehurst 
Thomas Old 
Dennis Dawley 
Anthony V\falke2 
James Henley 
John Cornick^ 



1773 
1776 
1773 

1783 [Noted: "John Ackiss being absent".] 
1784. [Signed as Churchwarden.] 
1735-1786 [Signed as Churchwarden.] 



Ackiss, John 
Boush, Frederick 
Boush, Maximilian 
Condon, James 
Cox, V/illlara 
Ellegood, Jacob 
Hancock, John 
Haynes, Thomas 
Hopkins, Jonathan 
Keeling, William 
Kempe, James 
Malbone, Charles 
Moseley, Francis 
Newton, Nathaniel 
Smyth, Charles 
Walke, Thomas 



5. SHERIFFS - PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY 
1765 
1766-1767 

1734 

1742 

1745 

1733 

1772 

1723 
1770-1771 
1749-1751 
1739-1740 

1738 
1730-1731 

1741 

1744. 

1743 



Editor's Note: The above lists were made up mainly from the vestry book, and none of them 
is claimed to be complete, except to the extent that they are covered by the vestry min- 
utes, as published herein. The superior figures attached to similar names are merely in- 
tended to show relative order of vestry service and do not necessarily indicate the order 
of direct family descent. The names of early vestrymen were taken from Isolated refer- 
ences to them in the Lower Norfolk County records, and therefore do not show their service. 



INDEX 



129 



Abbott, Thomas 92, 94-96, 93, 
99, 102, 103, 105, 103 

Absalom, Edmond 36-33, 4.5, 
John h,2, William 66 

Absolura, see Absalom 

Ackiss, 42, Francis 7, 15,33, 
115, George 53, John 66,75, 
82, 86, 39-91, 93, 94, 93- 
101, 104, 105, 107,109,110, 
112-116, 113-120, 122, Jon- 
athan 121, William 45, 53, 
117 

Adams, Richard 31, 32, 35-33, 
40 

Aerie, Sarah 13, 17, 22, 23 

Airie, A.iry, see Aerie 

Aires, Airs, see Ayres 

Alanson, see Alderson 

Albin, Sarah 47, 49 

Alderson, Elizabeth 66,63,69, 
Worsen 31, 32 

Algrove, Elizabeth 32 

Allen, Mrs. 29 

Ancel, John 5 

Ashby, John 31, 32, 34,36-38, 
40-42, 44, 46 

Ashley, James 39 

Avers, Sarah 23 

Axtead, Sarah 34, 97,101,107, 
109, 114, 116 

Ayres, John 40, 41, Ruth 89, 
96, Willoughby 43, 51,53,57 

Back Bay xxiv 

Baily, Robert 44, 46, 48, Rev. 

Thomas 8, 9 
Bald, see Ball 

Ball, George 53, Richard62,64 
Baly, see Baily 
Banks, Harrison 75, Thomas38, 

44 

Bannister, James 10, 19 

Barber, James 35 

Barington, 27, 29-31 

Barlow, Rev. Henry 11-13, 15- 
22, 24-29, 31-35, 37, 38,55 

Barnes, Anthony 59, 72, Daniel 
15, Frances 59, 61, 63, 64, 
Francis 73. Henry 117, John 
63, Jonathan 71, 73, 74, 
77, 79, 31, 84, 37, 90, v2, 
Keziah 109, 112, 114, 117, 
'iary 71. ,'3, 74, 77, 79,31, 
34, 37, 90, Tully 96, 101, 
104, 105, 110, 115 

Barns, see Barnes 

Barrington, see Barington 

Batten, William 51, 118 

Battin, see Batten 

Bell, Richard 42-44, 46, 48, 
53, William 113 

Benthall, William 103 

Bery, see Berry 

Berry, Anne 59-61, 63, 65, 
Jemima 107, 109, Richard 56, 
115, 117, Thomas 31, 32,34, 
36, Thorowgood 107, 109, 
William 97, Willoughby 99 

Bew, Richard 51 

Bibles for churches 12, 119 

Biddle, John 45, 53, 55, 69, 
75, William 6,64,74,77,79 



Bishop, Mrs. John 77, John 2, 
4, 6, 8, 9, 11-13, 16,17, 
19, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 23, 
30, 73, 75-78 

Blackwater River xx 

Blair, Anne 44, Dr. James 32, 
36, James 39 

Bly, Harald 9 

Hodman, William 30 

Bolitho, John 2, 3, 5, 7-9 

Bonney, Jonathan 62, 81, 83, 

86, 93, 95, 99, 103, 105, 

108, John 2, 3, 15, 17,20, 
21, 25, 28, 29, 33, 38, 45, 
52, 54, 57, 53, 62-64, 67, 
68, 71, 73, 75, 76, 78, 96, 
Nathan 88, William 51 

Booth, John 39 

Bornden, William 64 

Boush, Frederick 62, 77, 79, 

87, Maximilian 1-3, I4, 15, 
17-22, 66, Samuel 9, 19, 63 

Bowser, Dr. John 32, 34,86,37 
Boyd, Jane 43, 44, 46, 49,51, 

54, 53 

Bralthwaite, James, & Co. 31, 
84, 86 

Brand, Andrew 4I, 43, 44, 
Elizabeth 66, 68 

Brewer, James 96, 99, 103,105, 
Mary 51 

Brian, Milburn 58-61, 63, 66, 
67 

Briggs, Sarah 59-63 

Brinson, Aleph 109, Hillery 
79, Thomas 1, 5, 6, Thorow- 
good 14. 15, Tully 109 

Brock, Iliff 29, James 27, 
William 72 

Bromage, Sarah 115 

Brook, Ezra 13-20, 22-25, 27- 
29 

Brooks, Patrick 44 

Brosier, Owen 43 

Broughton, Betty 92, 95, 97, 
Charles 79, 81, 82, 84-86, 
92, 93, 95, 98, 100, 105, 
Dorcas 2, Edward 33, Eliz- 
abeth 100, George 104,107, 

109, Mary 26, 27, 4I, 46, 
43, 50, 51, 53, 57, 59,61, 
63, 65, 67, 69, 71-74, 76, 
78, 81, 84, 86, Thomas 79 

Brown, Edward 11, 12, 34,54, 

Henry 109, John 54, Mary24, 

Pembrook 96, Richard 45, 

Sarah 109, 112 
Brumbly, Auston 115 
Bryan, see Brian 
Buchanan, James 43, 45, 46, 

48, 51, 52, 54 
Bulman, John 71, 72, 74, 76, 

78, 31, 83, 35, 83, 90,92, 

95, 97, 99, 102, 105 
Burfoot, John 33, 46, Robert 

61, 62, 64 
Surges, Elizabeth 59-61,64,66 
Burgess' s xxii 
Burke, Patrick 23, Eleanor 54, 

55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 63 
Burkett, Mrs. 58, Elizabeth 

59-61, 63 



Burrough, Burroughs, see 
Burrowgh 

Burrowgh, Barbara 24, Ben- 
jamin 20, 23, 24, 34, 38, 
44, 46, 47, 49, 51, 53,57, 
62, Christopher 2-5, 7-10, 
12, 13, 15-21, Elizabeth 
23, William 17, 18 

Buskey, John 24 

Butler, William 15 

Buttery, Mary 30 

Calvert, Mr. 59 

Campbell, Dr. Arthur 47, Hugh 

xlv, John 103 
Cannon, Widow 117, Edward 84, 

106-108, John 7 
Capps, Edward 66, 67, Henry 

89, 103, 117, Richard 11, 

12, 117, Sally 39, William 

91, 95 
Care, Dennis 20, 22, 24, 25, 

27-31 
Carraway, James 35, 55,71,30 
Carrell, see Car'-ol 
Carrington, Elizabeth 1, 2,4 
Carrol, Mrs. 55, Dorcas 61, 

William 31, 50, 51, 54,53, 

59 
Carter, Secretary 4 
Cartwright, Mary 52, 54, 53, 

Robert 43, 49, 54, 55, 62, 

70-72, Thomas 9, 15,24-27, 

29-31, 33, 34, 36, 40, 47, 

William 42 
Cason, Charles 72, James 53, 

65, 66, 63, 83, John 83, 

110, Mary 115, Sarah68, 34, 

Thomas 36, 89, William 38, 

40, 41, 60, 61 
Casteel, John 36 
Caton, Dinah 111, 112, 117 
Cear, see Kear 
Chambers 49 
Chapel, Betty 92, George 92, 

John 92, 95, 96 
Chapels of ease xvii 
Chapman, Henry 1-13, 15, 33, 

35, John 30, 53 
Chapman's Creek 35 
Chesapeake River xii 
Chesopelan River xii 
Church Creek xviii,xix 
Church converted to school 

XV, 23 
Church Point xii 
Churchyard railed in 45 
Churchyard washed away xii 
Clancy, William 29 
Clark, Francis 53 
Colerson, see Collinson 
Colley, Anne 76, 77, Bridget 

77, 78, 80, 81, Margrett 

77, 73, 30-82, 84, 86, 
Collins, George 10, 30, Henry 

110, John 30 
Collinson, Joseph 59, 61,63, 

Richard 65, 67, 69 
Communion table cloth 27,60, 

119, 120 
Communion vessels 60,119,120 



130 



INDEX 



Condon, James 9, 23, 26, 29, 

31-33, 35 
Cone, Mrs. 4.9 
Consaul, V.'illiam 19, 4-7 
Consaulvo, see Consolvo 
Consolvo, Abla 73, 75, 76, 

73, 81, Elizabeth 39, 93, 

96, 100, 103, 106, Henry 

3A, John 29 
Cooper, Edward xx, Elizabeth 

96, Jemima 114 
Corbell, TT. A 

Corni^k, Henry 72, Horatio 
110, Joel 10, 12, 15, 44, 
30, 34-36, 33, 109-124, 
John 2-5, 33, 99, 104,105, 
114, 115, 117-124, Le-nuel 
26, 49, 51, 32, 93, Nathan 
33, 110 

Cornick family plantation xx 

Corprev;, George 7A, George 
Durant 36, 33, 105-107,109, 
110, 112-115, 117, 113,122, 
123, John 9, 15 

Gotten, see Cotton 

Cotton, Abigail 32, 54,64,65, 
Francis 31, 33, 36, James 
9, 11-13, 16, 17,Katherine 
19, 20, 35 

Court-house, Princess Anne 
County, xiii,xv,xix, XX 

Courtney, John 6 

Covrper, Amy 99 

Cox, Mrs. John 71, George 70, 
101, John 71, 73, Mary 10^ 
Y?illiam 9, 37, 62, 66,106, 
109, 

Crsig, Sbenszer 115 

Craigdellie, Dr. Hugh 39, 93, 

97, 100 

Creed, Dinah 97, Thomas 2,4, 

6 
Creeds Post Offic^e xxiv 
Cro^.Dton, M3"y9,lI,Williaai36 
Cumberfoot, John 92 
Curtis, John 72 
Cut cane e, Mary o/^ 



Dale, William 30, 40, 41 

Dauge, Jcab llA, John 9, 15, 
Josiah 10^, Rif'hard 32 

Dauley, Dauly, Dawly,Doyley, 
sen Dawley 

Davis, John i4, 34, Richard 
50, 53, 57, Robert 53, Sa- 
rah 62, 64, William 57, 59 

Day.ley, Dennis 5, 6, 45, 67, 
69, 70, 72, 74, 76, 73,30, 
33, 35, 90, 91, 94-97, 99, 
100, 102-110, 115,121,122, 
Elizabeth 33, Henry 19,34, 
73, John "7, 96, Lawrence 2, 
4, 6-13, 16, 17, 19,20,22, 
24, 25, 27, 23, 30, ?iary 
115, 116, Sarah 33, Thomas 
7, William 37,39,93,96,103 

Day, Elizabeth 13, 16, 20 
Dearmon, Annis 107 

Dearmore, Robert 51, 57 

Deer, Stephen 107 

Denby, Ann 69, Edward 35, 43, 
45, 53, 55 



Deniston, Susannah 107 

Dennie, V/illiam 35 

Denny, John 77 

Deputies to Diocesan Conven- 
tion 121-123 

Dial, Elizabeth A5, 46 

Dickson, Mrs. Robert 123, Rev. 
Robert vii, 33-42, 44-54, 
57, 53, 60-63, 65, 67, 69, 

70, 72, 74, 76, 73, 30,31, 

33, 85, 87, 83, 90-92, 9A, 
95, 97-102, 104, 103, 110- 
114, 116, 113, 119,121-123 

Dickson' s Donation 120 
Dickson's Free School xvii, 
111, 113, 114, 116, liV, 
121, 124 
Ditcher, John Cox 32, 34 
Div3 ling Line commissioners 

xxii 
Dobos, 22, Mary 110, 112 
Dolby, John 79-81, Viilliam 

113 
Dollar, James 7 
Donation, Dickson's, 120 
Donation Church xili, xv, xvii, 

XXV, 17, 21, 23 
Donation Farm xvii, 120 
Doudle, see Dowdle 
Douge, see Dauge 
Dough, Josiah 63 
Douton, Anne 36 
Dowdle, Betty 115, Elizabeth 

110, 112, 115, John 115 
Dudley, Mrs. 42, Daniel 79, 
97, John 43, Mary 32, Rich- 
ard 43, 45, Robert 7, Tho- 
mas 5, v;illiam 72 
Dudly, see Dudley 
Duffe, Thomas 43 
Duffy, Constantine loa 
Dunn, James 54, 53, 64 
fiver, Elizabeth 42, 44, 46, 
43, 51, 53, 57, 59, 61,63, 
John 39, 96, 114, 116, Phe- 
by 71, 75, 74, Sarah 46, 
V/illiam xxiv, 12, 23, 32, 

34, 36-33, 40, 41, 65-68, 

71, 72, Mrs. V/illiam 69 
Dyson, Francis 47, Mary 67 



£;arl. Dr. Charles 103 

Easely, Sarah 44, 46, 43,51, 
53, 57, 53, 59, 61, 63 

East Lynnhaven Parish i, xi 

Easter, John 92, 93, 95, 93, 
Mary 92, 95, Thomas 61,64, 
66, 67 

Eastern Branch, Elizabeth 
River, xi,xviii,xix 

Eastern Branch Chapel (I642) 
xviii, (l661)xix 

Eastern Shore Chapel (168Q"> 
X3C,3, (1726)xx,xxii, 3, 6, 
3, (1755)xx,xxii,xxv, 49, 
50, 54 

Eaton, Elizabeth 53, 60-62, 
64-66, 68, James 58, Mi- 
chael 53, 117, W.G. xiv 

Edcar, Patience 3A 

Edmonds , Sarah 66, 67 , 69-71 , 73 , 
74,76,73,31,36,39,93,97,99 



Edwards, Charles 41 

Elizabeth City Corporation xi 

Elizabeth City County xi 

Elizabeth River Parish xl,xx, 
47 

Elks, Thomas 42, 44. 

Ellegood, Edmond 22, 24, 25, 
27, 29, 30-32, 34, 36-33, 
40, Francis 36, Jacob 7, 
12, 15, 17-29, 31-35, 37- 
39, 41-43, 45, 47, 33, 93- 
102, 105, 109, Matthew 19, 
Peter Norley 30, 97, Will- 
iam 1-5 

Ellis, Thomas 46 

Ellit, Margaret 46, Mary 48, 
Peter 4I, 44, 45 

Emmanuel Church (1843) xxv, 
(I9i.7)xxv 

Etheredge, Anthony 56, David 
56, Eve 20, 22, 24, 25,27, 
29-31, 56, Y/illiam 104 

Ev?ell, Thomas 33, 110, 115 



Fallen, Hannah 97, 101, 103 

Fazakerly, Thomas 56 

Fentress, Anthony xxiv, 96, 
100, 103, 106, 107, 110, 
115, Courtney 60, James 
27, John 26, 33, 39, 53, 
59, 69, Lemuel 39, 53, Lid- 
la 82, Martha 86, 83, 93, 
93, 100, 103, 106, 109, 
113, Mary 90, Michael 30- 
32, 34, 36, 37, 69, Will- 
iam 27, 63, 82 

Fentrls, Fentriss, see Fen- 
tress 

Ferry Plantation xiii,17 

Fitzgerald, Mary 6 

Flanakin, Patrick 54, Rebec- 
ca 109, William 5457,60,61 

Flaregin, see Flanakin 

Fleer, Anne 77-79, 31, 32, 
84-87, 39 

Fountain, Elizabeth 77,73,31, 
Margaret 77 

Franklin, Daniel 13 5, Dorcas 
31, Simon 24, 25,27,29,30 

Free School, Dickson's, ill, 
113, 114, 116, 119, 121 

Frisel, Anthony 116 

Frost, Abigail 31, 84-83 



Gall, Thomas 117 

Galleries in churches vii, 
xii, XV, 22, 69, 75, 91 

Gardner, see Garnor 

Garnor, Thomas 44, 47 

Garton, James 63, 65, 67,32, 
90, 'iVilliam 64, 66-63, 69 

Gasking, Charles 43, 44, 43- 
50, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61,63, 
65, 67-76, 73, 30-36, 33, 
90, 92, George 110, 111, 
115, 121, Tob 26-29,31-35, 
37, 37, 39, Al, 48, 54,55, 
John 23, Lemuel 32 

Gibbs, 51, Willis 113 

Gilbert, Thomas 29, 30 

Gisbon, see Gisburn 

Gisburn, Mrs. Edward 115,117, 



Gisburn (cont'd), Edward 115, 

117, John 31 
Gittery, James 14. 
Givin, Willis 109 
Glasgow, Lydia 115 
Glebe farm 5, 10, 24-26, 41, 

4.3, 44, 48, 100, 101, 108, 

119, 120 
Glebe house 2, 9, 13, 16,21, 

22, 25, 33, 39, 41-43 
Godfry, Anne 39-91, 93, 96, 

93, 102, 103, 106, Matthew 

104, Smith 91, 96, 98,v;il- 

liam 63 
Gold, Dinah 59, 62, 64 
Gorden, see Gordon 
Gordon, Mrs. Thomas 77, Eliz- 
abeth 96, 99, John 96, 99, 

Thomas 75-73 
Gornto, John 15, 17-22, 24- 

26, 28, 31, 33-35, 37-41, 

45 
Gough, Ann 27 
Gowns for minister 70 
Grainger, Thomas 31-38, 40- 

42, 44-51, 53, 54, 57, 58 
Gray, Benjamin Dingly 53,54, 

William Gilbert 91, 92,97, 

99, 104 
Great Neck xx 
Green, Edward 54, George 73, 

Sarah 69, Thomas 71 
Griffen, George 16,17,19,20, 

James 62, John 19, 20, 22, 

24, Mary 20, 24 
Grimstead, Argan 79, 82, 34, 

Amy 117, Joseph II3, II4, 

Sarah 113, William 114,117 
Grindal, Rhodom 111 
Grines, Mary 47 
Griskll, Florence 61, 62 
Guin, John 50 



Hackett, Patrick 22 

Hailes, John 36, 90, Jonathan 
36 

Hancock, George 10, John 62, 
94, 93, 99, 120-124, Will- 
iam 20, 23, 26, 35, 110 

Handcocke, Samuel xlx, Simon 
xix, William xix 

Hanaiy, Charles 62 

Happer, Dr. William 13, 17, 
22, 24, 27, 29-31, 35, 36, 
38, 40 

Harman, see Harmon 

Harmon, Elizabeth 27, 29-34, 
Joseph 13, 23-25 

Harper, 70, 71, John 24, 27, 
35, 39, 45, Jonathan 77 

Harrison, Frances 106, 108, 
109, 112, Henry 62, Nath- 
anielxxii 

Hartley, Sarah 108 

Harvey, Alexander 9, 64, Anne 
32, 102, 103, Charles 107- 
109, 112, Elizabeth 32, 68, 
71, 73, 74, 76, 73, 31-84, 
87, 39, 93, Francis 59, 62, 
63, 31-33, George 32, John 
31, Mary 32, Sarah 36, 39, 
Thomas 32-34,33,93,97, Wil- 
liam 17, 23-25, 27, 29, 59 



INDEX 

Hatten, see Hatton 

Hatton, 71, John 67, Roger 
53, 57, 59, 61-65, 67, Wil- 
liam 67 

Hayes, Adam 26 

HayneR, Erasmus 72, 88, 39, 
115, 121, 122, John 53,80, 
Thomas 2, 4-6, 8-13, 17, 
26, 62, William 122 

Heath, Elizabeth 95, James 
89, Solomon 37, William 
105, 106 

Henley, Mr. 54, James 110, 
113, 114, 116-120, John 
19, Nowdinna 69 

Hervey, see Harvey 

Hewit, Mary 92 

Hlggins, Abigail 47 

Hill, Thomas 30 

Hodges, Joseph 44 

Hodgson, Dr. John 100, 101, 
109 

Hoggard, Natt 115, 121, 
Thurmer 45, 49, 80, 35 

Hogwood, see Hoggard 

Hollowell, Samuel 39, 40 

Holmes, Edward 14,15, Fran- 
cis 102, Henry 35,61,64, 
66, 67, Robert 117, Sarah 
15, William 117 

Holmes' Creek 35 

Holt, John 33, 34, 36-38, 
40-42, 44, 46, 48 

Hopkins, John 56, 115,121, 
122, Jonathan 62,87,90, 
96, Joshua 89 

Horsey, 20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 
29, 30, 31 

Horshay, see Horsey 

Horsley, William 34, 36 

Hoskins' Creek^xix 

Hough, Daniel 23, 24 

Hours of church service 94 

Hudgins, Ann 115 

Huggins, David 109, 111, 
Robert 15, 48, 55, 62,63, 
70, 71 

Hull, Rev. John G. xv 

Hundley, James 30 

Hunter, Jacob 45, James 15, 
26, John 5, 7, 19, 26-28, 
31, 32, 34, 35, 37-41,45, 
115, 121, Thomas 4, 7,26, 
72, William 53 

Hutchings, Capt. 42, John 33, 
51, Nathaniel 5 

Hutson, Jane 43 



Ince, John 39 

Isle of Wight County xxiv 

Indian River xvlii 

Isdell, 27, 29 

Ives, George 115, 121 



Jackson, Jonathan 53,62,80 

Jacob, Vesty 64 

James, Charles 72, 82, 84, 
Edward 110, Henry 43, Ja- 
mes xxiv, 28, 31, John 34, 
53, 80, 110, 115,121,122, 
Jonathan 53, Ruth 87,89, 
93, 96, 100, 103, William 
63, 65 



131 

Jameson, Alexander 36, 37,46- 
48, 52, 54, 58, 59, 62, 64, 
66, 67, George 43, 55, 72, 
Henry 34, John 31 

Jay, John 15 

Jenkins, Elizabeth 24 

Jimason, see Jameson 

Jobson, 40, 42, Frances 97, 

102, 117, William 115, 117 
Johnson, Henry 66, Jacobxii, 

James 111, 112 

Jones, 41, 4.2, 44, 46, Cor- 
nelius 2, 4, 5, Jane (Jean) 
■ 87, 90, 93. 97, 100, Nelly 
(a mulatto) 36, 37, Rev. 
Nicholas 7-10, Richard 7, 
Sarah 53, Thomas 51, 54 

Jouslln, James 60 

Joynes, Edmond 54 

Kaller, Israel 34 

Kays, James 54, William 116, 
118 

Kear, Mary 77-79, 31-84 

Keeling, Mr. 59, Adam 39, 
105, 122, Alexander 67,99, 
Amy 58, 59, Barbara 33,35- 
38, 40-42, 44, 46-48, 51, 
53, 57, 59, 61, 63, Henry 
72, 115, Jacob 110, John 
30, 45, 49, 51, 53, 54,57, 
59, 30, 36, Thomas 34,115, 
121, Willie,,:; xxii, 5, 6,11- 
13, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22,24, 
25, 27-32, 34, 36-38, 40- 
42, 44-50, 52, 53, 55,61- 
63, 65-70, 72, 74, 76-78, 

103, 105, 103 
Kelly, Mary 20, 23 

Kempe, George 4-6, 8-13, 15- 
17, James 15, 21-29,37-43, 
45, 47-50, 52, 53, 56-53, 
61-63, 65-76, 73, 30-88, 
90, 91, 93-103, 105-107, 
110-114, Thomas 122 

Kempsvllle,xxv, 119 

Kenline, John 92-108, John 
Michael 75 

Key, 57, John 12, 33 

King, Christian 53, 59, Dun- 
can 43, 46, 48, 51, Eliz- 
abeth 113, 117, Sarah 117 

Kinsey, Henry 73, 81, Thomas 
107, 109 

Kinzee, see Kinsey 

Knight, Anne 106, 107 

Knoaks, see Nokes 

Knott's Island xxiv 

Knowland, Katherlne 17, 34- 
38, 40-42, 44, 46, 48, 51 



Lamb, James 96, 97, 103 
Lamount, Henry 19, 31, 36, 
James 15, John 31, 32, 35, 
36, 38, 49 
Land, Capt. 23, Anne 41,115, 
117, Charles 115, 117, Ed- 
ward 4, Elizabeth 91, 97, 
Francis 1-13, 15-21, 91, 
97, 99, 104, 112-114, 119- 
123, Francis Thorowgood 47, 
48, 49, 52, 53,60,61,62,63, 



132 



INDEX 



Land (cont'd), Jeremiah 110, 
Judah 91, 92, Lidia 91,97, 
99, Margaret 23, Mary 115, 
115, 117, Peter 115, 117. 
Thorowgood 115, William 91, 
97, 99, 10/k 

Land survey reports 14-, 35, 
55, 56 

Langley, James 7, 12, 20-2^., 
35, Thomas 26, 97 

Latter, Dauley 3it, 36. 37,53 

Lawrance, Mary 36, 39, Will- 
ism A3, U, A6, 49, 54 

Lawson, Anthony 79, 33, 85, 
90, 91, 94, 95, 97-99,109, 
Thomas 45, 122 

Laycock, Dinah 12 

Leamont, see Lamount 

Leasley, Leefley, see Easely 

Legget, Alexander 41, A7, An- 
thony 72 

Leggitt, see Legget 

Lester, James 39, 91, 95, 
Mary 59, 62, 64, 66, 91, 
95, 96, 101, 104, 105, 
Thomas 97 

Leversage, 19, Mary 93, 96, 
102, 103, 106, William 57 

Lewis, Thomas 76 

Linkhorn Bay xx 

Linten, see Linton 

Linton, James 5, 8, Willis 
73 

Lofland, Frances 115, 116 

Logan, George 62 

Lovett, Adam 34, 55, James 
33, John 34, 71, 72, 33, 
Thomas 72 

Lov/er Norfolk County xi, xxiv 

Ludwell, Philip xxii 

Lynnhaven Church (l639)xii, 
(I692)xii,xv, 3, 23, (1736) 
iii, 13, 17, 13, 21, 22,23 

Lynnhaven Parish formed xi 

Lyon, Walter 85 



Machipongo Chapel (l692)xx, 

xxii, 4, 12 
Mackie, Rev. Josias xx,V7ill- 

lara 15 
Malbone, Charles 15, 2 6, James 

39, John 51, 75, Mary 53, 

61, Peter xv. 13, 21,26,33, 

Reodolphus 7, 3^, Solomon33 
Manen (?) , John 43 
Marrener, see Marriner 
Marriner, Mary 77, 34-88, 

John 67 
Marsden, Rev. Richard 10, 11 
Marsh, Mrs. 37, Alec 33, 40- 

42, Alice 39, 93, 95, John 

37, 38, 40-42, Mary 112 
Martin, Bridget 61, William 

36, 39 
Mason, Abigail 43, 50, 51, 

Dinah 31 
Mathias, Charles 38, John 62, 

30, Joshua 30, 90, 93 
May, John 90, 93, 93, 102, 

Lucy 34, William 46, 51, 

52, 54, 71 
Maye, see May 
McBride, Ruth 40, 41, 45, 46 



McCaull, Angus 73, 75,77-79, 
81, 32, 34, 39, Charlty97, 

103, 106, 107, D\incsn 71 
McClallan, Moses 61 
McClenahan, David 45, 55,56, 

96, Nathaniel 34, 35, 56 
McClary, Mary 40-42, 44, 46, 

48, 50, 51, 54, 55, 53,59, 

61-63 
McKeal, McKeil, see McKeel 
McKeel, Anthony 46, 43-51, 

61, 64, 63-72, 74, 76, 78, 
31, 83, 36, 83, 92, 95,96, 
Frances 99, 101, 103, 105, 
107, 109, 111, 112 

McLanahan, John 5, 6 
Mearanor, see Marriner 
Merchant, Christopher 7,Wil- 

loughby 2 
Michason, Const. 12 
Milason, see Millerson 
Miller, Anne 112, John 110 
Millerson, Abigail 101, I04, 
107, 109, 113, 115, Eliza- 
beth 27, 29, John 58-63, 
Whlddon 101, 104, 107 
Millian, Edward 9 
Millison, see Millerson 
Mills, Anne 103 
Minister, gowns for, 70 
Mitchel, Josephpcxii, 50, 52,54 
Moon, James 62 
Montgomery, Elizabeth 9, 11, 

John 43 
Moore, Anne 25, 27, 29-31, 

104, 105, 110, 113,114,117, 

Cason 33, 40-42, 44, 46,48, 
50, 53, 57, 59, 61, 63,65, 
67, 69, 70, 72, 74, 76,73, 

31, 83, 85, 83, 92, 95,99, 
102, 105, 122, 123, Eliza- 
beth 47, Francis 80, Henry 

10, 17-22, 24, 25, 27, 28, 

36, James 30, 53, 88, 110, 
115, John 39, 87, 39. Jonas 
35, Marke 89, Mary 107, 
Thomas 22, 24, 25, 27, 29- 

32, 34, 36-33, 40 
Morener, Moroner, see Marri- 
ner 

Morrice, see Morris 
Morris, Josias 12, 18, 39, 
54, 55, 57, 59, 63, Mary 9, 

11, 12, 26, 30-32, 34, AO- 
42, 44, 46, 48, 51, 53,57, 
59, 61, 63, William 26, 115 

Morriset, Mary 48 

Morse, Barbara 15, Francis 
xxiv, 15, John 10, 15, Tho- 
mas 26 

Morse's Point xxiv 

Moseley, Amos 4-6, 19, Anth- 
ony 13, 16, 21, 32, 34,35, 

37, 42, 45, 47, 43, 56-58, 

62, 63, 67, Benjamin 4A, 
Betty 116, 113, Burrough 
99, Charie" 117, Edward 1- 
5, 7, 8,10-12, 13, 21, 43, 
53, 59, 75, 77, 79, 100, 
104-103, 110, 111, 113,IU, 
Edward HP'-ir xvii, 21,26,34, 
39,42,45,60,76,73,3-^,83,85, 
87-91,94,95,97-120,123,124, 



Moseley (cont'd), Francis 
13, 14, 16-25, 27, 29,30- 
32, 34, 36, 41, 42, 7=., 
Hannah 12, Hillary xvii, 1, 
3, 115, John 1-3, 5, 7-13, 
16-13, 20, 23, 25, Luke 4, 
7, Margret 1, Tully 3A,56, 
115, 121, William 62, 68, 
71, 93, 94, 98 

Mosses, Samuel 65 

Moy, Richard 9, 15 

Munden, John I4, 15, 45, 53, 
Nathan 110 

Mundens xxii 

Murphey, see Murphy 

Murphy, 83, Mrs. Patrickll7, 
James 90, 93, Mary 107, 
109, 112, Patrick 85, 39, 
93, 96, 117 

Murray, John 115, 121, Rich- 
ard 73, 75, 77-79, 81, 32, 
84, 39 

Murril, John 47 

Murry, see Murray 



Nansemond County xi.xxiv 

New Norfolk County xi 

New Town xix 

Nev/ton, James Williamson 75, 
Lemuel 97, Nathaniel 26-28, 
30, 32, 33, 37, 39-41, 43, 
45, 47-52, 55, 57, 58, 62, 
67-71, 74, 76, 77 

Nicholas, John 15, 19,35,94, 
95, Nathaniel 10, 26, 45, 
56, Willis 27 

Nichols, James 5-7, Susannah 
87, 39, 92, 97, 100 

Nicholson, Elizabeth 23, 30, 
33 

Nicklis, see Nicholas 

Nickols, see Nichols 

Nimmo, Gershora 55, 56, 121, 
James 1, 2, 4, 6-9, 11-13, 
16-13, 20-27, 31, 33, 35, 
38, 39, 45, 53, Martha 92, 
William 71-73, 75, 77, 93, 
101, 102, 106, 107, 109, 
111, 113, 121 

Noaks, see Nokes 

Nokes, Rachel 36, 39, 93, 
103, 106, 109, 112 

Norfolk, burning of, xix 

Norfolk County xi, 43 

Norman, Richard 43, 59, 61, 
63 

Norris, Anne /.6, 43, 51, 
Charles 93, 101, IO4, 111, 
John 71, 96, 99, 103, 105 

North Landing (North) River 
xxii, xxiv 



Oakham, Elizabeth 30-32, 34, 
36, Sarah 52, William 19, 
30-32, 34, 36, 47, 54, 57, 
104 

Oast, Elizabeth 61, 62, 64, 
66 

Oharrov/, Winney 79 

Old, Ann 66, Caleb 110. 122, 
Cockroft 20, 22, 24,25,27, 
23, 35-33, 40-42,44,46,43, 
51, Edward 15, Josias 9,3 0,13, 



INDEX 



133 



Old (cont'd), Thomas 67, 69, 

72-7A, 76, 79, ?0, 33, 36, 

90, 93-95, 93-100.10^,105, 

Willoughby 30 
Old Donation Church xlii,xv, 

xvli,xxv,21, 23 
Olders. ., see Alder?;on 
Oldner, George 63, Thomas 12, 

13, 13, 75, 76-79, 31, 32, 

34-36 
Olds, see Old 
Oliver, Eleanor 59,61,64,66, 

Elizabeth 51, 57, 59, 61, 

64, 66, Mary 51, 57 
Onieary ''O'Meara), Elizabeth 

42, 82, 34, 37, 39, 90,93, 

96, 100 
Otterson, Mary 46> 4-3 
Overseers of the Poor 94jl02, 

124 
Ov;ens, Thomas 43, 4A> A6, 4? 



Pallet, John 62, Matthew 26, 

A6 
Parish property inventory 

119, 120 
Park, Jonathan 123 
Parsons, Noro 74, Salley 112 
Partree, James 16 
Pasley, Joshua 68, 71, 107, 

Nancy 107, William 64, 66 
Paterson, Dr. Robert 31, 33, 

35, 49, 77, 79 
Patterson, see Patteson 
Patteson, Robert 46, 47, 49 
Peacock, Andrew 1, 2, 4> 6> 

3, 9, 11-13, 16, 17, 19, 

20, 22, 24, 25, 27, 28,30- 
32 

Pead, Widow 32, Elizabeth 
117, William 32, 113 

Peetree, see Petree 

Pejrt, Robert 33 

Persons, John 33 

P°tree, Elizabeth 35-37, 89, 
93, 97, Frances 47, James 47 

Pettigrevv', Rev. Charles 119, 
120 

Pews, assignment of, 21, 23 

Pews, hanging, vii, xii, 3, 

21, 75, 76, 35 

Pev/ter communion vessels 60, 
119, 120 

Philips, Margaret 109, Tho- 
mas 20 

Pitt, Hillery 50 

Piatt, Betty 39, 93, 96 

Plummer, Jeremiah IO4 

Pocaty Sv;amp xxli 

Poole, Alexander 56, Richard 
10, 12, 15, William 4-6,12, 
16 

Poor farm 119, 120 

Poor house 60, 69, 37, 93, 
93, 101 

Porter, Jonathan 69, 71, 79, 
31 

Powell, Mark 55 

Pov,er, Elizabeth 107,109,112 

Powers, James 72, 39 

Powis, Rev. RoberL xviii 

Prayer books 119 



Presbyterian Meeting House 
(1693) XX 

Price, Adam 99, Elizabeth 
99, 104, George 79, 32, 
Dr. Lewis 55, 60-62, 64- 
66, 68, 70, 72, 73, 75, 
107 

Princess Anne County formed 
xi 

Princes'^ Anne Court-house 
(I639;xiii,xxi, (1695) 
xlll, (1735)xv,(l753)xix 

ProcesiiOn: ng orders 7, 15, 
26,34,35,39,45,52,55,56, 
62,63,72,33,110,115 

Pungo Chapei l,1692)xx,xxii, 
xxiv,(1743) 27, 29, 30, 
(i/74)xxiv,xxv, 91, 94, 
96, 97 

Pungo Ridge xxiv 

Piongo village xxiv 

Purde, Widow 117 

Purdy, George 5, 6, 11, 12, 
John 71, William 71 



Ramsay, Dr. 101, I04 
Randolph, Mary 93, 115 
Rascow (Roscow) , Thomas 59 
Rea, Samuel 73, 75 
Reade, see Reed, Reid 
Reading places 4, 7 
Red, Redd, see Rudd 
Reed, Robert 26, 4I, 43, 

104, William 110 
Reid, Dr. John 103-105 
Rice, Ann 78 
Richmond, Robert 13 
Riggby, Paul 34 
Roberts, Jonathan 115,121, 

Moses 64 
Robertson, Adam 42, John 43 
Robinson, Adam 42, 44, 46, 

93, 100, Tully 34, 56, 

33, 85, 87, 88, 90,91, 

96, 98, 110, William 21, 

39, 55, 114-113, 122 
Roe, Kltely 26 
Rogers, Richard 44 
Rouviere, Dr. George 47, 

51, 64 
Rudd, John 20, 22, 24, 25, 

27, 29, 30 
Russel, Anne 47, 51, 53, 

54, 58, 59, 62, John 9, 

10, 34 

Saint Bride's Parish 100 

Salisbury Plains xx 

Salmons, Margaret 112, Re- 
becca 89, William 93,96, 
97 

Saunders, John 15, 16, Jo- 
nathan 39, 67, 69, 70, 
72, 73 

Sayer, Arthur 23-38,40,41, 
43, 45, 56, Charlesl-23, 
121 

Scady, Mary 27 

School, church converted 
to, 23 

School, Dickson's Free, 

vii. 111, 113, 114, 116, 
119' 121, 124 



Scophus, Thomas 77, 79 
Scott, Ann 1, 2, 4, 6, 8,9, 
11, 117, Bartholomew 39, 
90, 93, David 121, Eliza- 
beth 117, John 39 
Seawell's Point xii 
Selden, Rev. William 113 
Senaca, Senneca, see Seneca 
Seneca, James IO4, 110,113, 

114, William 117 
Sermon's, Seeker's, 119, Tll- 

lotson's, 119 

Services, hours of church,94 

Sharp, Edward 30 

Sharwood, see Sherwood 

Shepard, Shipherd, see Shep- 
herd 

Shepherd, Smith, 62,86, Wil- 
liam 33 

Sherwood, Grace xlli, James 
46, 48, 51, 53, 57,93,107, 
109, John 40 41, Mary 57, 
Michael 53, Sally 107,109, 
Sarah 93, 96, 100, William 
46 

Shipp, Dinah 61, 63, 65, John 
34, William 12, 44 

Shurcraft, Wi''liam 4I 

Slbsey, John xii 

Sills, Robert 6 

Silver communion vessels 60, 
119, 120 

Slmmonds, see Simmons 

Simmons, Bullock 9, Joel 47, 

115, 121, 122, John 34,39, 
62, 65, Malbone 4, Thomas 
80, 81, William 10, 72 

Simons, see Simmons 

Simpson, Rev. James 120-123 

Singleton, Peter 92,100,104, 
109, 110, II4-II8, 122 

Small, Andrew 59, 61, 63,67, 
36 

Smallwood, Charles 55 

Smawn, Henry 98, IO4 

Smith, Charles 7, 11, 13,15, 
17, 26, 35, Frances 91,92, 
George 3, 7, James 30, 62, 
97, 101, Mary 106, Perrain 
80, Ruth 5A, 57, 59,61,63, 
65, 67, 75, 79, 82, 84,86, 
90, 96, 100, 103, 106,107, 
Sarah 33, Thomas 106, Tully 
Robinson 26, 34, 35, Will- 
iam 42, 44, 57 

Smyth, see Smith 

Snaile, Henry xix,15, 19,H3l- 
lary 72. John 1,46,49,54 

Somerton xxiv 

Sorey, William 92, 112 

Southern, Elizabeth 40, 4-1, 
43, 44, 94, 95 

Southern Shore Church xviii 

Southern Shore Parish xi 

Spann, Elizabeth 36, William 
32 

Sparks, Ruth 29 

Sparrow, Widow 18, George 10, 
56 

Spinning wheels for poor 90 

Spratt, Francis 30, 35, 43, 
68, Henry 7, 9-12, 17,18, 



134 



/•• 



Sprstt (cont'd), James 19, 

John A3, Thomas 7, 15, 26, 

Thorowgood 35. 
Standly, Christopher 9, 11- 

13, 16, 17, 19, 20 
Stephenson, George llA 
Stewart, Andrew 73-75, 30 
Stlring, George 3A 
Stokes, Love 1,1 
Stone, John 33, Simon 115, 

121 
Stranhorn, Anne 114, 116, 

Rachel 114, Salley II4 
Suggs, Aaron 30-32,34,36,37 
Sullivan, Frances 39, 93, 96, 

100, John 41 
Sullivant, see Sullivan 
Sundials for churches 94 
Sweeny, John 44 



Tainer, Ann 26, Joslah 23 

Taylor, Dr. 101, I04, Widov, 
103, Ebenezer xii, Robert 
36 

Tenant, Rev. James 1-4, 6, 
James 110, Samuel 72 

Thorowgood, Adam xii, xix, 34, 
55, 69, Argall 39, 44, Fran- 
cis 29, John 7, 19, 41,43, 
55, 114, 121-123, Lemuel 
53, Robert 9, 15, 44, 72, 
William 110 

Threuston, 56 

Tinion, Amos 108, 109, 112 

Tinny, see Tinion 

Tobacco-counting orders 4,5, 
7, 9, 10 

Tooly, Adam 4-7, 20,22, 24- 
23, 30, 31, 41-44, 57, 67, 
James 45, 53, 80 

Toone, Elizabeth 96, Mark 82, 
93, 106 

Tripp, Henry 45, 53 

Troughton, Mrs. George69,70, 

33, 37, George 69-71, 32- 

34, 37, 39, 90, 93, 96,93, 
101-103, 109, 112 

Trouton, see Troughton 
Trowers, Mrs. John 85, 87, 

John 35, 87, 39, 112 
Tucker, John 112 
Tune, see Toone 
Turner, Thomas 77, 78 
Turton, William 59,64-66,63, 

79 



Upper Norfolk County xi 



Vallentine, Jacob 116, Joslah 

118 
Vangover, Blazen 31, 84, 86, 

39, 92, 96, 99, 103 
Vaughan, Robert 2, 4-9, 16 
Vestry dissolved II4, 119 
Vial, Aby 61 

Virginia State Library 124 
Vowls, Walter 1 



Wakefield, Lemuel 82, 83 

Walke, Anthony 1-13, 15, 17- 

26, 23-33, 35, 37-45,47-54, 

57-62, 64-81, 33-92,94,96, 

97, 100-106, 103-122, 124, 



INDEX 

Walke (cont'd). Rev. Anthony 
124, Katherine 3, Thomas 3, 
21, 33, 34, 39, 41-43, 45, 
47-50, 52, 53, 55, 57, 58, 
60-66, 63, 69, 123, 124 

Walker, Thomas II4-I24, Tho- 
mas Reynolds 64, 67,69,70, 
72, 74, 76, 73, 80, 81,33, 
35-88, 90-92, 94, 95, 97- 
112, II4-II6, 118, 121-123 

Waller, Hardress xxiv, 95-97 

Vfalstone, Joseph 6, 7 

Ward, Caleb 107, 109, 113, 
Dinah 61, Edward 35, Mary 
69, Robert 69, Thomas 26, 
64, 65, 79, William 62,63 

Waterman, Charles 110 

Webb, Anthony 9 

Weblln, George 55 

Weddell, Thomas 96 

Weldon, Frances 31, 84, 86, 
39, 92, 96, 99, 103 

Wellens, Mary II4, 117, Win- 
efred 117 

Wellins, see Wellens 

Wells, John 91, 92, 97, 99, 
104, Priscllla I04 

West, Willoughby 62 

Vmitchard, Elizabeth 107, 
Glode 20, 22, 24,25,27,28 

White, Gidion 72, Henry 45, 
Joseph 54, 110, Solomon 2, 
4-10, 12, William 114-124, 
William & Co. 98, 100, 
William Sutton 4O-42, 44, 
46, 43 

Whitehead, John 29, 34, 41, 
45, 50, 53, 57, 65,67,69, 
72, 115, 121, Jonathan90, 
Thomas 36, William 53 

Whltehurst, Anne 36, Arthur 

34, 39, Batson 30, 44, 46, 
59, 61, 64, Charles 34, 
Christopher 38, Enoch 55, 
110, Hillary 83, James 19, 
53, 80, SBSsShaHZ^a^jJohn 
15, 19, 26, 28, 29, 32-25, 
39, 41, 45, 48, 53, 57,62, 
63, 65, 67, 69, 70, 72,74, 
76, 73, 80, 33, 85-90, 93- 

95, 97, 93, Jonathan 106, 
107, Joshua 110, Lemuel 
107, Margret 66, Mary 24, 
25, 27, 29, 40, 89, 91,93, 

96, 98-100, 104, 106, 107, 
Oden 35, Rachel 24, 25,27, 
29, Richard viii, 45, 46, 
Robert 37, 33, 40, Samuel 
91, 96, 98, 99, 107, Sarah 
33, 36, Solomon 107 ,ffimam 7 

Wickins, Wiggins, see Wiggin 
Wiggin, John 13, 73, William 

32, 33, 38, 42 
Wilbur, Elizabeth 46, John 

109, 112, Samuel 51, 53 
Wilebour, see Wilbur 
Wiles, Thomas 9, 10, 15, 30 
Wilkins, John 65, Solomon 66 
Willett, Mary 90, 93, Molly 

93, 102, William 77 
Williams, 45, Anne 31, Eliz- 
abeth 33, George 36, James 

35, John 36, 33, 40, 4I, 



Williams (cont'd), Margaret 
111, Mary 43 

Williamson, Ann 64, 66, 67, 
Anthony 27, 63, 73, 79,37, 
33, 93, 96, 102, Charles?, 
72, 33, 114-123, George 7, 
15, James 35, 43, 44, 46, 
51, 56, 57, 32, 33, 35,36, 

89, 92, 97, Richard 57,32, 

33, 35, 86, Thomas 50, 52, 
54, 57, 74, 75, 77, 30, 
Tully 65, 67, 73-76, 78,33, 

34, 86-83, 95, 99, 100 

Willing, Mary 96 

Willis, Thomas 34 

Willoughby, Thomas 106 

Willyroye, Lydda 90 

Wilson, Rev. John xviii, Sol- 
omon 35 

Wlshard, see Wlshart, Whit- 
chard 

Wishart, George 26, 28, 30, 
31, 33, 35, 39, 43, 45,43, 
50, 52, 53, 57, 53, 60-63, 

65, John 4> Mary 11, 16, 
17, 19, 20, Thomas 1, 2,4, 
6-9, 15, 24, 122, William 
80 

Witchard, see Whitchard, or 
Wishart 

Witch Duck Point xlli 

Wolf snare Creek xx 

Wood, Catherine 96, 103, Ed- 
ward 4, Mark 42, Robert 40, 
43, Sarah 60, 62 

Woodard [Woodward], Henry 11^ 
121, John 33 

Woodhouse , Elizabeth 61,63, 
64, 65, Francis 4j Henry 4, 
26, 62, Horatio 5-7,11,36, 
William 45, 43-50, 52, 53, 
57, 58, 60, 61, 65, 67,69, 
70, 72, 74, 76-73, 30-33, 

90, 91, 94, 97, 93, 101, 
106, 110, 121 

Woodland, John I04, 105,109, 

Rhode 117 
Wright, Dr. Christopher 45, 

47, 49, 51, 54, 55, 59,64, 

66, Christopher 38 



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