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No. 2, Part 1. 



THE 



Antiquary. 





EDITED BY 

EDWARD W. JAMES. 



BALTIMORE, MD. 
The Friedenwald Co., Printers. 



REFERENCE 
DONOTRSMO?: 



Copyrighted 

BY 

EDWARD W. JAMBS, 

1897. 



THE 



LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 
VIRGINIA ANTIQUARY. 



PROPERTY OWNERS, PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY, 

1860. 



John B Ackiss 100 

Caleb L Ackiss 3000 3081 

C B Ackiss 3500 8245 

Harper Ackiss 6200 14,873 

John H Ackiss 6000 1787 

Avena Ayres 50 

Molly Ayres 122 

Jas S Atwood 900 1820 

Edward Atwood 1643 

AV" L Atwood^ 21,000 7650 

John E Atwood 2000 

AV" S Atwood 1500 172 

Edward Atwood 600 4097 

Absalom W^ H 155 

Frances Absolam 30 

Martha Atwood 1000 695 

James Allbright 315 

Thos Aydlott 60 

Mary R Allen 2610 

John J Burroughs 5000 11,390 

Hardy Beasley 750 300 

W^" Barco 400 



4500 



200 
1000 



W^ Bartlett 
Rice Brown 
Polly Brown 
James Bonney 
Marcus A Boushell 

2000 
Jacob Baum 4500 

Savage Bell 
Geo W Bell 1500 

John L Brown 2500 
Henry D Bonney 2000 
Clinton C Bell 800 
Alex C Brown 1800 
Amy Bonny 
Ransom Brock 6000 
James Barnes 
John W Bonny 9000 
John L Brown 
John Brown 
Chas Brock 2500 

Moses Brown 
W"^ W Banks 2000 
Robt Berry 



384 

300 

628 

2324 

505 

3157 

405 

1096 

2171 

2365 

1570 

771 

210 

6816 

50 

454 

20 

50 

6530 

144 

3445 

50 



Real estate. 'Personal estate. ^Should probably be 2100. 



LowEK Norfolk County Yieginia Antiquary. 





R. 


p. 




E. 


p. 


Geo Brickhouse 




30 


Andrew Bonney 


2000 


2180 


Richd B Baker 25,000 24,928 


James M Belangy 800 


958 


Patrick Butt 




50 


Abel Belangy 


1000 


605 


Sam Brown 




1000 


W"^ C Bonny 


900 


672 


Andrew H Bates 


95 


Moses Bonny 


1000 


1275 


Miles Burgess 




110 


James G Bonney 


1000 


1785 


Jacob Boush 


1000 


40 


B ^Y Bonney 


1200 




Jno A Bartlett 




334 


W"^ D Bonney 




303 


W^ G Brown 


1600 11,600 


Jn° K Barnes 


1200 


962 


Hamlin Brown 


6000 


6907 


Boyd Becham 




72 


Seth Bell 


5000 


345 


Zebulon Berry 


3500 


3870 


John Belote 




3100 


Ezekiel Beasley 


500 


828 


John Borroughs 


2000 


1450 


Geo W Brown 




200 


Jas M Brickhoui 


36 




John M Bonney 




397 


10,000 


9385 


Frances Barnes 




300 


Jas Borroughs 


600 


322 


William Bonney 


600 


935 


James E Bell 13,500 19,634 


W" L Barnes 




45 


Thos H Banks 




2800 


Max Batton 


200 


236 


Oscar M Baxter 50,000 37,265 


Bells heirs 




1088 


L B Baxter 


5000 


5250 


Robt L Borroug] 


bs 


1500 


O F Baxter 


5000 


5250 


Edgar Burroughs 5000 ] 


L4,150 


J B Baxter 


5000 


5250 


J W Bonny 


2000 


3330 


G Baxter 


5000 


5250 


John Bonney 




42 


Thos M Bailey 


400 


280 


Reuben Bonney 


1500 


1531 


George Berry 




315 


James E Brown 




100 


John Batten 


8000 


558 


Frs Batten 


1000 


427 


Jesse Bell 


900 


302 


John Bonny 




40 


James Batten 


2000 


3570 


Indiana Bright 


1000 


4000 


Joseph Bell 


500 


3364 


Josephine Bright 1000 


4000 


Elzy Borroughs 


4000 


800 


James Beckly 




72 


W"^ Bunduck 


2000 


1545 


William Barco 




77 


Virginia Butt 


1000 


6850 


Taylor Beasley 




46 


H H Banks 


1000 


820 


James W Bowen 


1500 


4561 


J H Burgess 


4000 


875 


Bartlett Bonny 


400 


222 


James Brown 




40 


Jesse Barnes 


500 


552 


W'" Braithwaite 


2500 


6982 


Frs Beasley 


1000 


6Q 


Thos Brewer 


1200 


444 


Noah Batton 


700 


200 


W" T Brewer 




3000 


Mal^ Batton 


1300 


2241 



Property Owners, Princess Anne County, 1860. 3 



E. 


p. 


E. 


p. 


Cavey W Berry 500 


242 


Sarah A Cornick 3000 




Jas M Bruce 500 


260 


Benjamin Capps 


85 


Henry M Brock 2500 


6481 


Joel Cornick 


200 


Jas M Brock 


40 


J Cornick 16,000 10,000 


Jesse T Bright 1000 


4000 


Lemuel Cornick 


1200 


Caleb N Beasley 


75 


Henry T Cornick 5000 


4375 


David H Bright 4000 13,150 


Thos K Cornick 


250 


RH Baylor 1200 


2285 


James E Cannon 4500 


8500 


Nancy Bruce 


25 


W" R Cox 


2000 


G L Brockett 4000 


3065 


Stewart Capps 


5300 


Whitehurst Barnes 




Mary E Cason 1200 


1150 


2000 


1675 


Thos C Chappie 


283 


Kesiah Barnes 


800 


Betsey Cuifee 


40 


W^ A Barnes 800 


1350 


Joseph Chappie 


30 


Swepson A Brock 9000 11,429 


Thos D Campbell 500 


2525 


Leonard J Buskey 


4675 


Napoleon B Capps 




Henry Brock 


375 


1500 


4070 


William Brock 3000 


436 


John G Chaplain 


215 


James T Brock 2000 


7000 


Jas M Capps 


1354 


Tully Browne 2000 


5070 


Wash W Capps 500 


263 


Tho^ W Boiiney 1000 


500 


Saml Carrol 


95 


John W Brown 2000 


2800 


Thos Creamer 


254 


Peter Ballas 


150 


Edwd W Capps 100 


2000 


Joshua J Barnes 


275 


W^ S Cason 1100 


288 


Henry Brock 5000 10,800 


Albert L Capps 


50 


William Boult 


30 


Jesse Capps 


60 


Jane Benthall 


30 


W°^ Campbell 800 


605 


Wilson M Bonney 




Thos N Campbell 


281 


5500 


8000 


Axey Carrol 900 


222 


S W Brocks^ 6000 


3500 


Henrietta Carrol 


20 


Jos G Braithwaite 


648 


Chas Campbell 800 


559 


John Bonny 2500 


3000 


Keeling Capps 


31 


W^" M Buskey 12,500 


4500 


Thomas Crafts Jr 


163 


H J Chandler 4000 


3500 


Thomas Crafts Sr 1800 


234 


Nancy Cason 1000 


1600 


Dennis C Capps 


1584 


Horatio Cornick 8000 10,000 


Enoch Capps 2900 12,000 


1 


Should be Brooks. 





Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 





E. 


p. 




E. 


p. 


John T Caffee 


3000 


8000 


Eli Cornelus 




500 


Henry Crafts 


1400 


3478 


John Caraway 




50 


John W Crafts 




370 


Henry Capps 




40 


Newton H Capps 


1I8OO 


507 


D. Corprew 16,000 


877 


John Corprew 


700 


390 


Sarah W Chappl 


e 




Hubard Capps 


1000 


390 




1000 


5629 


Mala Carrol 




140 


Nevison CuiFee 




255 


Jim Cotton Sr 




25 


Ashbury CufFee 


500 


215 


Ivy Capps 


450 


473 


Jordan Creekmor 


e300 


139 


Newton Capps 


1000 


256 


ThosECartwright500 


306 


Hillory Capps 




790 


E. D. Cornick 


5000 


3800 


David Carrol 




245 


W W Caraway Jr 


1200 


Dennis Capps 


500 


255 


W W Coke 20,000 


5750 


Dempsey Capps 


1000 


224 


James S Cornick 




2475 


Ira Capps 




485 


John Cornick 20,796 15,000 


Addison Capps 




265 


Wilson B Dozier 




2218 


Newton H Cox 


500 


168 


Juo Doe 




27 


Chas Carrol 




130 


Chas V Dudley 


600 


8730 


Jesse Capps 




576 


David Dudley 




145 


John W Cox 




6491 


W"^ C Diggs 


800 


240 


Virginius Capps 




1515 


Edwd Diggs 


600 


264 


Alex Coke 




1040 


James Diggs 


400 


276 


Wilson Cuffee 




100 


John S Duffee 




380 


Vinah CufPee 




5 


John Dyer 




30 


Betsy Cason 




500 


Kader Dyer 




40 


Sally Cason 




40 


Solomon Dyer 




50 


W W Caraway 


1000 


952 


Ralph H Dickson 


250 


Mary A Caraway 


1500 


385 


John B Dozier 




1273 


Jane Cone 


1200 


1470 


Geo B Davis 




80 


Hillary Cone 




475 


Laura B Dozier 


600 


80 


Naanie Cone 




475 


Willo Dozier 10,500 


15,875 


W N Cone 




475 


Saml Davis 


1100 


348 


Eliz**^ Capps 


1500 


1365 


Edw Dues 


1000 


183 


W" Cavener 




120 


Littleton Davis 




275 


James Cook 




245 


Burwell Davis 




71 


W™ Caraway 




260 


Horatio Davis 


2500 


6230 


Mary S Cain 




30 


Isaac L Davis 


5200 


15,360 


Moses Cason 


8000 14,602 


Horatio E Davis 




228 



Property Owners, Princess Anne County, 1860. 





R. 


p. 




E. 


p. 


Ethelbert W Dudley 




Jas Etheredge 




100 




6000 


7930 


Richd W Eaton 




425 


W" Dawley 


1500 


2000 


W^ Eaton 




341 


Tully Doudge 


500 


345 


Henry C Eaton 




350 


Virginia Dyer 




221 


James Eaton 


1000 


2676 


Cornelius Dyer 




234 


Enoch Eaton 


2500 


5681 


John Dyer 




30 


James Eaton 


2000 


597 


Tully C Doudge 


1500 


260 


Henry Eaton 


3000 


6990 


Henry F Doudge 




386 


Early W Eaton 




72 


John R Dyer 


700 


176 


Sarah H Ewell 


4000 


5310 


Reuben Doudge 




50 


Abel Edmonds 


220 


210 


Jesse Davis 


500 


397 


Abel Edmonds 


1000 


5562 


Geo W Dawley 


1200 


425 


Edw H Ewell 




320 


Peter Dyer 


3500 


5424 


John A Edwards 




7725 


Peter Davis 


800 


250 


Willis Etheridge 


4000 


910 


Noah B Doudge 




125 


John Ewell 


500 


549 


Henry A Dozier 


1500 


1305 


Solo Ewell 


800 


605 


Ezekiel Davis 


1200 


1260 


Wilson L Etheredge 


7341 


Francis Dudley 


1000 


265 


Edwd Etheredge 


1000 


309 


Matt W Drewrey 


1500 


460 


Josiah Etheredge 


; 200 


226 


Walter V Dudle: 


r 


1091 


Danl Fisher 




190 


Robt H Dudley 


5000 


9489 


Polly Fentress 




80 


Martha M Drewrey 




Sally Frias 




30 




1500 


2125 


John Frizzle 




502 


James Davis 


800 


3286 


Betty Fuller 




25 


John Duffee 


900 


142 


John Fentress 


7000 14,465 


Jesse Dyer 




30 


Thos J Fentress 


1200 


325 


James B Dyer 


1500 


10,230 


John Foster 




170 


John H Dey 


3500 


1115 


W" L Fentress 




2665 


Wilson T Dozier 




1000 


W" G T Flemmi 


ing 




Daniel Doudge 


3000 


8586 




2500 


1237 


Jesse B Dudley 


1000 


250 


James Frost 


1100 


530 


James Dix 




30 


Jere Fentress 


1500 


545 


John C Ewell 


7000 


2500 


Edw Foster 


7500 


20,380 


Eliz*'' Ewell 




2000 


John A Fentress 


300 


134 


ThosLEtheredg( 


6 3000 


2569 


Willis Fentress 


1000 


248 


Jno D Ewell 


8500 


9640 


James Fentress 


1500 


3049 


Alex Edwards 


6000 


11,000 


John L Fentress 




315 



Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 





E. 


p. 


R. 


p. 


Enoch Fuller 




20 


Cornelius Grimstead 


35 


Elizth Fentress 


1000 




Melusa Grimstead 


10 


Margt Flanagan 


4500 


2080 


Jordan A Grimstead 




W" Ferrall 




268 


2000 


2700 


John Flanagan 




198 


Jno W Grimstead 


600 


Andrew Franklin 800 


261 


Danl L Grimstead 




Jno Franklin 




20 


2000 


3000 


W"' B Flanagan 


1100 


480 


David Grimstead 


2000 


W" C Flanagan 




235 


Martha Grimstead 


2000 


Henry Frizzle 


400 


196 


W" F Grimstead 1700 


388 


Henry Fountain 


800 


380 


Joshua Grimstead 


27 


W" E Fentress 


1000 


2038 


Wash Grimstead 


40 


Lancaster Fentress 




W^ Grimstead 


275 




2500 


3728 


W"' Gregory 


259 


J W Fentress 




150 


James Gornto 5500 


5000 


Sophia A Ferral 


2600 


2462 


Anderson Godfrey 


209 


Jesse Frizzle 




81 


Margt Gaskins 


2290 


W R Fentress 


1000 


289 


Thomas J Gornto 


128 


Geo Fountaine 




62 


William Griggs 8500 : 


15,035 


W™ C Fentress 




40 


William S Griggs 1300 


6215 


Jno A Fentress 


3000 


7400 


Mary A Griggs 4400 


9750 


John B Fisher 


1500 


407 


Robt W Godfrey 1100 


518 


Abram Fisher 


1200 


451 


W N Gregory 25,000 10,140 


Celius Fentress 




310 


R H Glenn 


761 


Moses Fentress 


3700 


4565 


W"^ Godfrey 2000 


280 


Jno D Flanagan 


4000 


15,865 


J S Gaskins 4000 


4070 


Littleton W Fentress 


415 


Henry Grey 500 


340 


Enoch D Ferebee 




Francis Guy 3000 




10,000 


20,000 


Jas S Garrison Jr 




Geo E Ferebee 


5500 


10,000 


36,500 


9665 


Henry Gornto 




120 


Jas S Garrison Sr 




John Gornto 


9000 


25,000 


47,000 20,425 


N B Gornto 




150 


Chas Griggs 


75 


W^ C Gornto 




2860 


W°^ Godfrey 


25 


Jno P Garrison 


1000 


262 


Martin Galligher 


40 


Edmund W Garrison 




Philip Gornto 500 


1128 




2500 


745 


W S Gornto 600 


419 


John D Gordan 




115 


Wesley Gordan 1100 


522 



Property Owners, Princess Anne County, 1860. 





K. 


p. 




R. 


p. 


Dorris Gregory 


2800 


3812 


Henry H Henlej 




1500 


Emily Gerald 


200 


25 


James B Henley 


1000 


442 


Kitty Gordan 




216 


W" F Harrison 


2000 


7296 


Griffin Est 




395 


W" T Harrison 




258 


Robt B Hall 




1007 


Nueton H Hartley 




Thurmer Hoggard 






2000 


1931 




9150 


16,800 


Saml Hartley 


500 


273 


George Hutching 


32000 


3450 


Jas J Henley 


700 


449 


Grimes Halstead 1200 


3384 


Robt W Henley 




1026 


Lydia Hodges 




65 -Jon"^ Hunter Sr 10,880 15,214 


Oliver Humphries 




John J Hill 




3720 




2500 


2906 


John Harrison 


1000 


1425 


Johnson Henley 


600 


190 


Luke Hill 




1000 


Jos J Hall 


3500 


645 


Saml S Hodges 


4000 


950 


Simon Hancock 




2900 


Henry S Harrison 


186 


W™ P Hall 




30 


Fanny F Heath 


600 


150 


Edwd Henley 


700 


315 


Thos Harrison 


1000 


536 


-Geo W Hunter 




250 


Johnsey Harris 


1500 


292 


John L Hihton 


3500 


4555 


Jno P Harrison 




91 


James Herrick 




905 


Frances Henley 




7000 


W^ J Herrick 


800 


332 


Thos C Henley 


3000 


4500 


Wash Harrison 


400 


425 


Moses Henley 


2500 


6750 


-~E R Hunter 


9000 


2000 


Frances Hall 




950 


— THillary M Hunter 




^Jon*^ Hunter Jr 




475 




2000 11,178 


John Ingram 


6000 14,858 


_\V'^i F Hunter 


1000 


5984 


Jesse Ives 


7600 


7588 


oiiiues Hubbard 


600 


1751 


David W Ives 


8100 


6700 


Edward H Herbert 




Sylvester Ives 




75 


43,000 


21,824 


John Ives 




225 


James Hubbard Jr 300 


3343 


Edwin Ives 16,000 


8360 


Saml Henderson 




75 


Josiah Ives 




125 


Adam Halstead 




200 


Alsie S James 




258 


Dinah Hill 




18 


Benj James 


600 


224 


Jaraes Hargroves 600 


3000 


Calvin Jones 




9075 


Mary Haynes 




2000 


John M Joice 




250 


ISIargt Haynes 


1000 


5873 


Jacomine H Joice 4000 


4700 


Danl Hargrove 


2500 


2887 


W" S James 




163 


W^^ Henley 




801 


William Jones 


2000 


1130 



Lower Norfolk County Yibginia Antiquary. 



R. 


P. 




E. 


p. 


Chas Johnson 5000 


4605 


John W Litchfield 200 


490 


Keuben L Joynes 2000 


650 


Josiah Land 


5000 


7205 


John Jarvis 


110 


Anthony Land 


3600 


9188 


W"^ E James 3000 


8361 


Richd Land Jr 




100 


Emperor M James 




Sally Land 




174 


3000 


8600 


Thomas W Lovitt 


40 


John James 1000 


480 


Charlton Lane 




75 


Eennett B James 700 


280 


Jas W Lee 


200 


233 


Thos Jones 


290 


W°^ Lambert 


9400 15,425 


Samuel James 


4000 


Thos S Land 15,000 20,840 


John D James 1500 


1055 


Caleb Land 


1600 


2798 


John H James 1500 


5721 


Permelia Land 




4000 


W" N James 


4880 


Martin H Land 


1000 


3410 


Joshua James Jr 6500 


6600 


Eras Lovitt 


1000 


246 


Isaac Jacobs 


440 


Jas Lockwood 




645 


FrsW Jarvis 800 


220 


David H Long ; 


L0,000 


5794 


Joshua James Sr 




Josh Lamount 




157 


13,200 14,000 


Algernon B Lee Sr 


4500 


Edward James 5000 


12,500 


Thomas R Lee Jr 4000 


4720 


Wm Kelly ^. 


450 


Major W Land 




118 


'"Solomon S Keeling 




Robert Land 




204 


5000 13,877 


Ren H Lovitt 


500 


745 


Adam R L Keeling 




Jeer W Lane 


1500 


439 


6000 14,000 


Simon Land 


800 




Thos W Keeling 2500 


5860 


Andrew Land 




348 


J. P. W. Kellam 3000 10,131 


W" N Laud 


3000 


3075 


Chas M Kelly 


95 


James E Land 10,000 


6275 


Henry S Keeling 4000 


7200 


Henry Leggett 


1500 


1778 


Robt Keeling 


800 


Saml Lockwood 


1500 


777 


Geo Keeling 


800 


W"^ B Land 


1000 


505 


Henry Knight 400 


243 


^Y^ Litchfield 


600 


360 


Robt C Kempe 


200 


Amy Lovitt 


800 


353 


John Keeling 1500 


444 


D. C. Litchfield 


600 


1645 


S S Kellam 


1250 


Wilson Leggett 




452 


Letitia Kitely 


25 


Corprew Laud 


600 


515 


Thomas Keeling 1200 


1530 


W"^ W Langhorne 


75 


James E Kelgro 1200 


883 


Batson Land Jr 




152 


Amy Land 


15 


Batson Land Sr 




332 



Property Owners, Princess Anne County, 1860. 9 





E. 


p. 




E. 


p. 


Mary Land 




5600 


John H Morse 




173 


Elzy Land 


5500 


601 


James Morse 


800 


4400 


John W Lewis 


5500 10,000 


Alex Munden 


8000 


2666 


Willis Lane 




50 


Thomson L Morris 




W" Lawrence 


700 


133 




3600 


7855 


James M Land 


2000 


8500 


Mai M Moore 


3000 


6106 


William Lane 




700 


Elzy B Morse 


2000 


4240 


Martha A Land 


4000 


9000 


Noah Munden 


3400 


3659 


Emerson Land 


4000 10,000 


W^ S Munden 


2000 


4000 


^Mary F Land 




300 


Elizth Morris 




15 


Henry G Land 


4000 


6000 


Jon*" O. Morris 


3000 


1145 


W S Land 


4000 11,100 


J. S. D. Munden 




534 


Bennett Land 


6000 


6500 


Nap B Moore 


2600 


320 


Mary Lewis 


150 33,117 


Absalom MalboD 




140 


Henry Lewis 


3000 


5000 


E D Munden 




190 


^ym ^y M<=Clanun 


1500 


6710 


James Murden 




525 


Jacomine A Moore 


40 


Francis Morris 




20 


Jon* Moore 


1000 


■ 200 


Durant Murden 




115 


Francis Moore 




75 


A H Moore 


3000 


1354 


Philip Morrissett 2000 


2600 


W°^ L Morrissett 2500 


3638 


Mary A Malbone 




25 


Mary M^Clanan 




16,100 


William Moore 


1500 


2712 


Peter Morrissett 


1200 


3133 


Henry BMalbone 


;1200 




Johnson Murden 2000 


2662 


Enoch Moore 




1000 


Zachariah Murden 




Horatio Malbone 3000 


1405 




900 


2252 


Phillip Malbone 




1700 


David Malbon 


6000 14,490 


Dennis Malbone 


3000 


3630 


J. C. Malbon 




158 


Dennis B Malbone 200 


481 


Ella F Malbon 




158 


Peter B Malbone 


500 


3303 


Gala Malbon 




158 


Jas F Murden 




125 


Olivia S Malbon 




158 


Jacomine Miller 


500 


300 


James Moore 


4000 


3745 


Jane M'^Cianan 


100 


350 


Andrew Moore 


5000 


4495 


Nathl M Murden 2000 


1730 


Lydia Murden 




671 


Jno C Morse 




101 


W^ H Moore 


800 


237 


Henry Matthias 




300 


Delaware Moore 




1333 


Jas M Martin 




58 


Edgar B Macon 


3500 


4362 


Mary L ]\Iorse 




200 


Mai M Murden 




200 


Affalina Morse 




200 


Elizth M'Glanan 


2000 


794 



10 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



E. 

Thos G McPherson 


p. 


James Murray 15,000 


p. 
18,690 




6000 


3180 


Conner Mallory 25,000 


10,800 


Jere McMullen 




405 


C Mcintosh 5000 


9822 


Jas McClauan 


1800 


1610 


J E Mcintosh 6000 


7170 


Zach Miirden 


4000 


4495 


Prudence Mc Alpine 


4275 


Robt Murden 


800 


274 


James L Mills 


120 


Henry Murden 




200 


James Moses 


25 


Mary E Murden 




200 


W^ Moses 


115 


Josh McClanan 


1500 


210 


Miles M Murden 856 


581 


W"^ F McClanan 




4962 


Noah F Munden 


70 


Elizth Murden 


400 


20 


Miles S Miller 


688 


Delaware Murden 500 


222 


Frances Miller 


115 


Danl Munden 


350 


379 


Wills Mansfield 


222 


John McCargo 




95 


Edmond Mansfield 




Thomas M Murray 




3200 


640 




8000 


6772 


Dennis D Morse 1000 


374 


^ym Y Montague 




145 


Joshua J Nicholson 




Murdock McKinzie 


30 


2000 


984 


Cason McClanan 1000 


460 


Patrick Newman 


446 


John McCoy 


1500 


8994 


W^ Nimmo 3500 


5286 


JohnHMcClananl500 


2355 


William Norris 


345 


Warren Miller 




230 


Jas M Nimmo 1000 


6055 


Tally D Morse 




250 


Sumner Newbern 


145 


Nancy Morse 




20 


Susner Newbern 


331 


Jon* Munden 




1679 


W^ Newell 800 


230 


Matthias Mansfield 600 


205 


Dennis Newell 


790 


Edmund Mansfield 


255 


Caroline Oakham 


1000 


McAlpines heirs 




6456 


Daniel Oakham 5000 


1580 


W™ P Morgan 


2000 10,604 


Kader W Old 1500 


2779 


Jas NMcAlpine 10,000 


6265 


Eleanora Old 3000 13,160 


Lem^ McClain 




42 


Jon^ W Old 24,700 


18,650 


Jas N Murray 




1945 


Martha Owen 250 


20 


Jno J Moore 




325 


Frank Owens 


50 


Jno W Moore 


1000 


5490 


Peter Owens 


40 


W" Moore 




308 


Ned Owens 


20 


Mariam 


100 




Jack Owens 


15 


Josh L May 




280 


Elizth Owens 


20 


Batson Murden 




247 


Jacomine Owens 


15 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 11 

E. P. R. P. 

Sam Owens 600 468 Joseph Overstreet 7500 12,826 

Eoger Owens 15 John Overstreet 36,000 13,455 

[To he continued.'] 



NORFOLK ALDERMEN AND THE HUMAN RIGHTS 
AND THE EMANCIPATOR. 

Norfolk Boroughe 

At a Hustings Court continued and held the 31 day of July 
1835 

Present Isaac Talbot 1 

Giles B Cooke V Gen aldermen 

Thurmer Hoggard ) 
Present Wright Southgate & Jno Tabb Gen als 
It appearing to the satisfaction of the Court that "The 
Human Rights The Emancipator " and other incendiary papers 
published in the Northern states, have been forwarded to the 
Post office in this place addressed to free persons of Colour — 
And the Court believing that a free circulation of papers of 
this character, is well calculated to produce a spirit of dis- 
obedience and dissatisfaction among the free negroes and slaves 
injurious to the good order of that class of Persons in the 
Southern states — Therefore Resolved that the Mayor^ call on 
the Postmaster at this place, and request that he will, as far as 
he is authorized, withold the delivery of such or similar papers 
addressed to free negroes and other coloured persons. 



THE CHURCH IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY. 

[See Vol. I, p. 139.] 

At a County Court holden at the howse of Ensigne Thomas 
Lambart upon the xx*^ daye of ffebruary A° Dm 1644 
p'^sent Capt John Sibsey Commander 

M' William Julian j M'" henry Woodhowse ] 
M^ frauncis Mason ( M'' Thomas Lambart >- Com""® 
M^ Math Phillipps ) 

' Miles King. 



12 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

The Court doth thinke fitt and order yt Mr Mathew Phillipps 
the adm' of Mrs Seawell deceased shall within tenne dayes 
Satisfye and paye unto Mr Tho : Harrison Clarke, one thowsand 
pownds of Tob° in Consideration and Satisfaccon for the buriall 
and preaching the funerail Sermon of Mr Seawell and Mrs 
Seawell deceased, and for breakeing of grownde in the Chann- 
cell for them. 

April 1645 Mr Mathew Phillipps and Mr Thomas Ivey the 
Churchwardens of Eliz: River parish have exhibited there 
presentment against Mr Thomas Harrison Clark (Parson of 
the Said parish) for not reading the booke of Common Prayer 
and for not adrainstring the Sacrament of Baptisme according 
to the Cannons and order prescribed and for not Catechising 
on Sunnedayes in the afternoone according to Act of Assembly 
upon wch prsentmt the Court doth order that the Said Mr 
Thomas Harrison shall have notice thereof and bee Summoned 
by the sherriffe to make his psonall appearaunce at James Citty 
before the Right worrl the Governor & Counsell on the first 
daye of the next Quarter Court and then and there to answere 
to the Said prsentment 

Att a County Court holden at the howse of M'^ Thomas 
Meares upon the 16th daye of June Anno Dm 1645 

p'^sent Capt Edward Windham M"" Henry Woodhowse 
M'' William Julian M"" francis Mason 

M'" Tho Lambard M'" Thomas Meares 

M^' Edward Loyd M'" Math Phillipps 

The Court doth order that Thomas Cason Churchw: of Liu- 
haven parish shall at the next vestrey give and deliver in a true 
accopt of what tob° and Corne are received from the Inhabi- 
tants of the Said parish towards the mayntenance of a poore 
orphant in the Custody and Charge of Thomas Davyes and the 
said Cason to make paymt accordingly fortwth unto the Said 
Davyes otherwyse exer 

February 16"' 1645 The presentment of Edward Hall and 
John Martin Churchwardens of Lynhaven parish for this 

present yeare 1645 They and eyther of them present of 

Lynhaven Singleman and his woman Servant for Living 

and continueing in apparant fornication wer as a bastard sonne 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 13 

was lately borne of lier^ and as wee are informed she hath 

accused and Charged the sonne of Mr to bee the 

father of ye same In witness whereof wee have hereunto sett 
our hands this 16*'' of ifebr 1645 Robert Powys Clecns 

Edw Hall his mke 
John Martin 
XV Jany 1646 It is this day ordered by a Vestrey that 
Mr Mathew Phillipps lately Churchwarden shall be Satisfyed 
by the next Churchwarden one hundred and thirty pownds of 
tobacco having disbursed Soe much for the use of Elizabeth 
River parish as y accpt appeares and the tobacco to bee levyed 
in the Said pish of the inhabitants p prconably, and to bee 
collected as aforesaid 

Att a Court holden upon xxvy*** day of Aprill Anno Dom 
1647 
Present Capt Thomas Willoughby esqr ~) 

Capt John Sibsey M"" Cornelius LLoyd [ ^ ^^ 
M'" fFrancis Mason M^ Thomas Lambart [ 
M"" Math: phillipps M"" Thomas Meares J 
The Court doth nominate elect and appoynt William Lucas 
and flfrancis Land to bee Churchwardens for the parish of 
Lynhaven, and Roger Williamson to bee Churchwarden for 
ttie Easterne branch : and the oath of Churchwarden to bee 
administered forthwith, unto them, and every of them respec- 
tively by two Com''® one being of the Quorum 

Court held 15**" December 1647 Whereas Thomas Harrison 
is indebted unto Capt William Atterbury seaven pownds 
seaventeene shillings fower pence sterl p accompt upon oath 
of the Said Atterbury Payment is ordered to bee made thereof 
with Court charges within tenn dayes als execucon 

Dec 16*'' 1647 Whereas it appears unto the Court by sufficient 

proofe, yt als yeoman hath spoken divers * * Scandalous 

words & infamous speeches concerning Lucye the wyfe of Edward 
Hall much tending to reproach and defamacon. It is thereupon 

ordered by the Court that the said als yeoman shall in 

presence of the Court receive twenty good lashes on his bare 
back and shall stand three Sabboath dayes in the parish Church 
of Linhaven the Congregacon there being present with a 



14 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

paper upon his head written with these words following in 

Capitall letters, (vizt) I als yeoman doe Stand here to 

acknowledge the great wrong I have done in the slandering 

Mrs Hall with my tongue. And the Said als yeoman 

shall pay the Court charges als execucon and the Church- 
wardens of Lynhaven parish or eyther of them are to see the 
due performance of this order as they will answere the con- 
trary at theire uttermost perills 

Febuary 23*^ 1647 Whereas william Shipp hath impleaded 
Robert Powis Clerke for Seaven hundred thirty & three pounds 
of tob And the Sherriffe haveing arrested the Said m' Powis 
but neglecting to take Bayle for appearance according to 
Act It is thereupon ordered that if the Sherriffe Shall not 
bring forth the body or Sufficient goods of the Said mr Powis 
at the next Court, then the Sherriffe to bee lyable for payment 
of the Said Seaven hundred & thirty & three pounds of tob <fe 
Court charges unto the Said will Shipp als execucon 

Recorded the 29*^ of May 1648 

Memorandum : that upon the 28*^ of May Anno: Dom: 1648 
(being the Sabboth day) wee whose names are hereunder written 
being requested and required in the name of our Soveraigne 
Lord the King, by Richard Conquest gent high Sherriffe of the 
County of Lower Norfolke for his ayde and assistance in give- 
ing publique Notice to the Inhabitants of Elizabeth river in 
the Said County, to forbeare and desist from theire frequent 
meetings and usuall assembling themselves togeather, contrary 
to the lawes and Goverment of the Colony: And thereupon, 
wee accordingly aydeing and assisting the Said high Sherriffe 
in the premises, did fynd one named William Durand with 
much people (men women & childeren) assembled & mett 
together in the Church or Chappell of Elizabeth River afore- 
said, (in the forenoone of the said day) and wee did see the 
said William Durand goe into and sett in the Deske or Reading 
place of the said Church ; where as alsoe in the pullpitt hee 
hath customarily by the space of these three moneth last past, 
upon severall sabboth dayes (as by certaine and credible infor- 
macon to us given) preached to the said people : And these are 
further to certifye that the said Sherriffe did upon the sd 28*^ 
day of May cause proclamation to bee made and published in 



The Chukch in Lower Norfolk County. 15 

the said Church or Chappell, in the prsence & in the hearing of 
all the said people assembled & mett togeather as aforesaid, 
after this manner, and in these expresse words IFolloweing (vizt) 
All manner of psons here mett and assembled, are in the Kings 
Ma'^ name strictly required and commanded, forthwith and 
immediately to retorne to theire severall dwellings, or habita- 
tions, as they or any of them, will answer theire contempts to 
the contrary at theire uttermost pills : And these are likewise 
further to certify e, that notwithstanding after such Proclama- 
tion made and published by the said high Sherriffe in manner 
as is afore declared Mr Cornelius LLoyd and Mr Edward LLoyd 
Comrs, and John fferinghaugh with divers others (whose names 
are not yet certaynly to us knowne) were Mayneteynors and 
Embraceors of the faction of William Durand aforenamed, and 
Abbettors to much sedition and Mutiny ; And the said Mr 
Cornelius LLoyd and Mr Edward LLoyd and John ffering- 
haugh aforenamed, not onely denyed and refused to ayde and 
assist the said high Sherriife to suppresse the said faction and 
Sedition, they being in his Ma*® name requested and required 
thereunto, but alsoe they the said Mr Cor: LLoyd Mr Edw: 
LLoyd & John ffernihaugh indeavored and did goe about to 
rescue the said William Durand, from & after arrest, hee the 
said Durand being apprehended at the suite of our said Dread 
Soveraigne Lord the King : In testimony of all wch to bee 
truth, wee have hereunto subscribed our names this nine & 
twentieth day of May Anno: Dom: 1648 

John Sibsey Thomas Ivy 

Ri Conquest high Sherr 
The names of the Vestreymen for Eliz: River Pish mett 
together primo Augusti 10: 1648 Capt John Sibsey: mr ffran- 
cis Mason: Mr Tho: Lambard, Mr John Hill Mr Cor: LLoyd: 
Mr Hen: Catlin: Mr Tho: Sayer: In respect that some of the 
Vestrey are lately deceased and others, who are living, doe 
absent themselves & refuse to bee of this Vestery: the above 
named doe thinke meet, to nominate, elect, and make choice of 
these Psons, whose names are hereunder written, to be taken 
in, and to bee in the place or Roome of those others exempted 
as aforesaid (vizt) Mr Math: Phillipps: Mr Tho: Browne, Mr 
John fferinghaugh Mr Thomas Ivy: And it is moreover fully 



16 Lower ISFokfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

agreed upon : and alsoe hereby ordered, that all those psons 
afore named being of this Vestrey (as well the old as the new 
elected) doe meet at the now dwelling howse of Lawrance 
Phillipps, on the first day of October next Coming: and the 
Sherr: is desired to give notice thereof accordingly whoe is allsoe 
to summon John Norwood, to bee and appeare before the said 
Vestrey, at the time and place aforesaid to render an Accompt 
of the proffitts of the Gleeb Land, ever since Parson Harrison 
hath deserted his ministeriall office, and denyed to administer 
ye Sacraments with those other dutyes of his function, to us, 
and the Inhabitants of this parish, according to the Cannon of 
the Church of England, in lieu \vhereof hee formerly received 
the said proffitts: Assented unto: in pntia mei Ri Conquest 
Sherr 

Att the meeting of the Vestrey upon the 2'^ day of October, 
1648 for ye parish of Eliz River Present Capt John Sibsey, 
Mr Cor LLoyd, Mr Math Phillipps Mr John Hill, Mr Tho 
Browne, Mr Hen: Catlin, Mr Thomas Sayer, mr John ffering- 
haugh, mr Thomas Ivy Mr Richard Conquest Sherriffis is elected 
& thought fitt to be added to, & to bee of this Vestrey, who at 
ye request of ye above named hath assented thereunto. More 
prsent Mr Richard Conquest. Whereas it appears, that Mr 
Robt Powis CI (having Induction to the whole County) hath 
administred the Sacramts of Baptisme & the Lords supper & 
accustomarily preached, and usually pformed all other dutyes 
of his Ministeriall function at such tymes as hee hath beene 
requested, or desired thereunto, by any of ye Inhabitants of 
this parish, for the space & contynuance of these fower yeares 
last past or thereabouts, for wch great paynes, travell, & 
endeavours taken as aforesaid (by the said Mr Powis) hee hath 
not (in all the said terme) as yet received any satisfaccon. It is 
therefore the opinion of ye Maior pt of this vestrey that the 
said Mr Robt Powis shall have & receive one yeares full tyths 
in tob & Corne of all the Inhabitants of this parish (in generall) 
vizt (of all tytheable psons) And the Churchwardens to bee 
elected are hereby ordered authorized to collect the said one 
yeares full tythes in tob & Corne of all tytheable psons what- 
soever (inhabiting within ye precincts of this parish) for ye use 
of ye said Mr Robt Powis, in such manner as hath beene 
formerly accustomed, or is pvided by Act or Acts of Assembly 



A List of Markiages Solemnized. 17 

It is ordered by this vestrey that John Norwood shall pay 
(unto the Churchwardens to bee elected) three hundred pounds 
of tob for the Rent of the Gleab land this prsent yeare last 
past, wch tob is to bee disposed of for the use of this parish as 
hereafter shall be thought fitt, Mr John Hill and William 
Crouch are elected Churchwardens for this parish of Eliz: 
River, and the oath of Churchwarden is to bee administred 
unto them both by the Comrs at the next County Court, and 
they the said Mr John Hill & William Crouch are to bee 
summoned by ye Sherriffe for that purpose 

Recorded as before 

[To he Gontinued.'\ 



A LIST OF MARRIAGES SOLEMNIZED BY THE 
REV^ ANTHONY WALKE.^ 

1788 

July 20 John Harrison and Mary Kays 

Aug 5 James White and Anne Nimmo 

" 20 Moses Franklin and Chloe Strawn 

Nov 13 Joseph White and Rose Jacobs 

" 18 William Whitchard Jun'' and Keziah Moore 

Dec 1 William Dauge and Jacomine Whitehurst 

" 18 William Woodhouse and Elizabeth Rainey 

" 28 Edward Kerr and Mary Frost 

' Princess County \ 
Lynhaven Parish ) 

At a Vestry held the 29*1* of March 1788 
Present 

John Hancock [ church Wardens 
Peter Singleton ) 
Joel Cornick Thomas Walke •\ 
John Cornick Edw^ H Moseley > Vestrymen 
and Dennis Dawley ) 

Ordered that Anthony Walke, Gentleman, who wishes to obtain 
Letters of Ordination, be recommended to the Right Rev^ Bishop 
White, in the following words 
Commonwealth of Virginia 

At a Vestry held for the Parish of Lynhaven in the County of Prin- 
cess Anne the 29*^ day of March 1788 



18 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 
V. 

1789 
Jany 3 Daniel Norton and Caroline H Tucker 
" 8 Hilary Land and Amey Henley 
" 15 Charles Waterman and Amey Wright 
March 12 Richard McClallan and Susannah Fentress 
April 2 William Nimmo Jun"^ and Amey Hunter 
" 4 Nathaniel Whitehurst and Anne Weaver 
" 14 Smith Shepherd and Hannah Steed 
" 19 Meshack Africa and Hannah Fuller 

We the subscribers Vestrymen of the said Parish beg leave to rec- 
ommend to the Eight Rev<^ Bishop White, Anthony Walke Gent^i as a 
person of probity and good demeanour, who wishes to obtain Letters 
of Ordination, and hereby Certify that on the sixth day of May next 
there will be a vacancy in the said Parish for a Minister of the Epis- 
copal Church, and we are willing to induct the said Anthony Walke 
into the same when ordained. (Here follow the names of the vestry- 
men.) 

Princess Anne County \ 
Lynhaven Parish J 
At a Vestry held the 3^ of July 1788 
Present 

John Hancock J ^^^^^^ Wardens 

Peter Singleton ^ 

Joel Cornick ^ 

John Cornick 

Cason Moore !- Vestrymen 

Edw<^ Hack Moseley | 

Dennis Dawley J 

The Rev«i M"" Anthony Walke being present, and desiring to be 
inducted into the Parish aforesaid did subscribe the following writing 

I do hereby agree to be conformable to the Doctrine, Discipline and 
Worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and do stipulate that I 
hold the appointment of Incumbent in the said Parish, subject to 
removal, upon the determination of the Convention of the Protestant 
Episcopal Church in this State Anthony Walke 

The Rev^ M"" Anthony Walke having produced his Episcopal Letters 
of Ordination from the Right Rev^ Bishop White of the State of 
Pensylvania, is accordingly inducted Minister of the Episcopal 
Church in this Parish. 

In Vestry Ocf lOt^ 1800 

Present John Hancock, Edward H. Moseley, Lemuel Cornick, Den- 
nis Dawley, Thomas Lawson, James Robinson & Erasmus Haynes 
Esqs 

Anthony Walke, Incumbent of the Parish of Lynhaven came into 
the Vestry Room & resigned his office as Minister of the same 



A List of Marriages Solemnized. 19 

Solomon Butt and Dorcas Williamson 
Jonathan Whitehurst and Priscilla Willeroy 
Caleb Moore and Sarah Whitehurst 
Joseph Gwin and Mary Matthias 
Moses Eaton and Mary Whitehurst 
John Munden and Amey Whitehurst 
Thorowgood Land and Amey Seneca 
Daniel Kays and Amey West 
John Parsons Jun'" and Anne Whitehurst 
Willoughby Matthias and Anne Cock 
Nathaniel Nicholas Jun' and Mary Matthias 
William Jones and Agness Edmonds 
Solomon Cason and Jacomine Ward 
John Fentress and Nancy Toone 
William Morriss and Anne Barnes 
TuUy Moseley and Amey Thorowgood 
Hillary Williamson and Sally Whitehurst 
Maurice Knight and Fanny Fentress 
Thomas Huddlestone and Frances King 
Doctor James Currie and Anne Inglis 
John Whitehurst and Elizabeth Ashby 
Reuben Kelly and Elizabeth West 
Markham Huggins and Elizabeth Consolvo 
William Bishop and Anne Carmichael 
" " Doctr James Ramsay and Anne Phripp 
" 28 John Capps and Jacomine Waterman 

1790 

Janry 9 Charles Gunter and Sarah Brown 

April 10 James Cason and Janes Woodhouse 

Janry 13 Christopher Murray and Catharine Matthias 

April " Thomas Simmons and Letitia Wilbour 

Janry 14 Jonathan Fentress and Sarah AVhitehurst 

April 23 Henry Fountain and Mary Whitehurst 

Janry 20 Henry Styring and Frances Malbone 

" 28 John Whitehurst and Dinah Matthias 

" 30 William Cannon and Margaret Gisburn 

Febry 12 Batson Whitehurst and Phoeby Eaton 

" 16 Reuben Lovitt and Frances Burgesp 



June 


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Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



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May 20 

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Tully Whitehurst and Chloe Franklin 
Charles Whitehurst and Kesiah Fentress 
Joshua James and Frances Cornick 
Nathan Fentress and Kesiah Whitehurst 
Batson Whitehurst and Mary Timons 
Willis Brown and Mary Flanakin 
Joshua Hopkins and Sarah Lamount 
George Stone and Frances Mason 
Ansill Cox and Kesiah Styring 
Kedar Waterman and Eliza Whitehurst 
Edward Davis and Eliza Land 
Christopher Etheredge and Mary Whitehurst 
William Malbone and Kesiah Ward 
James Lewis and Leonard Cason 
Stephen Cason and Eliza McCoy 
Moses McClallan and Amey Moore 
Aquilla Jones and Mary Burgess 
John Brown and Mary Besor 
Henry Davis and Margaret Burgess 
Johnson Stone and Mary Haynes 
Thomas James and Eliza Fentress 
James Brock and Sarah Bonney 
Benjamin Cox and Anna Brock 
Richard Land and Pembroke Moore 
John Garris and Mary Kenion 
Gideon Williamson and Nancy Dudley 
James Haynes and Lydia White 
Cornelius Brinson and Sarah Whitehurst 

1791 
Lemuel West and Margaret Woodhouse 
William Brock and Kesiah James 
Samuel Griffith and Margaret Matthias 
William Norris and Susannah Butt 
Henry Simmons and Sarah Murden 
Nathaniel Buskey and Frances Moseley 
Anthony Poole and Susannah Moses 
Josiah Woodhouse and Eliza Smith 
Gideon Ward and Anne Cannon 



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A List of Marriages Solemnized. 21 

John Buskey and Mary Norris 
Jeremiah Hopkins and Frances Henley 
John McClallan and Amey Malbone 
William Wright and Nancy Lovitt 
John Moore and Elizabeth Cox 
George Gasking and Sally Carraway 
Thomas Robinson and Mary Tayner 
William Mason and Frances Dunbar 
Thomas Newton and Anne Blades 
Joshua Land and Amey Brinson 
Edward Valentine and Elizabeth Singleton 
Nathan Cox and Mary Styring 
Hilary Suaile and Frances Bonney 
James Harrison and Anna Fentress 
Paul Keeling and Fereby Nottingham 
Randolph Lovitt and Sally Simmons 
Willoughby Frizzle and Mary Williams 
John Hopkins and Lydia Etheredge 
Christopher Moseley and Mary Butt 
Christopher Snaile and Elizabeth Hopkins 
Matt Halstead and Mary Matthias 
William D AVoodliouse and Frances Keeling 
Gideon Laud and Anna Whitehurst 
Rea Land and Diana Williamson 
James Moore and Mary Bonney 

1792 
Reuben Brown and Lydia Whitehurst 
John Shipp and Lydia Randolph 
Joshua Nicholas and Miriam Hunter 
Moses Roberts and Elizabeth Buskey 
James Heath and Mary Henley 
Solomon Moore and Elizabeth Berry 
Robert Land and Lydia Land 
Thomas Keeling and Mary Land 
William Nottingham and Elizabeth Brewer 

" David Whitehurst and Anne Williamson 

24 James Hudgin and Frances King 

" John Waters and Elizabeth Bonney 



22 Lower Norfolk County Yikginia Antiquary. 

John Lovett and Mary Fentress 

William Wiles and Anne Grymes 

Abel Edmonds and Jane Ward 

Joshua Matthias and Frances Wilson 

Adam Randolph and Margaret Davis 

Thomas Griffin and Sally Gary 

Daniel Benthall and Lovy Chapel 

Peter Malbone and Leonora Bonney 

James Salmons and Dinah Mason 

Anthony Atwood and Frances Cason 

Capt Charles Williamson and Frances Henley 

Solomon Bonney and Dinah Bates 

Dennis Capps and Tabitha Fountain 

Capt James Tucker and Anne M'Cawley 

Kedar Land and Mary James 

William Keeling and Mary White 

Edward Petty and Lydia Whitehurst 

Samuel Anderson and Nancy Fuller 

1793 
James Hosier and Anne Bromley 
John Bonney and Penelope West 
Kedar Moore and Sally Willeroy 
David Dunbar and Mary Barrot 
John Almond and Mary Murray 
Cornelius Calvert Junr and Dinah Wishart 
Hilary Berry and Judith Bromley 
Nathan Munden and Abia Whitehead 
William Godfrey and Nancy Salusbury 
Malachi Williamson and Sarah Carol 
George Chandler and Mary Lawson 
Jeremiah Land and Elizabeth Scurr 
Solomon Moore and Kisiah Waterman 
Thomas Ewell and Frances Collins 
Kedar Brown and Sarah Fentress 
Jeremiah Hosier and Mary Mills 
William Capps and Rhoda Malbone 
Joseph Gray and Margaret Hunter 
William Hunter and Blaney Moseley 



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A List of Marriages Solemnized. 23 

Henry Brock and Elizabeth Shepherd 

John Frizzle and Margaret Frizzle 

John Forrister and Mary Hosier 

Charles M'Clallan and Anne Smith 

Thomas Lovett and Mary Huggins 

Isaac Scott and Frances Gary 

John Phripp and Sally Keeling 

John Hancock Junr and Yates Newton 

Willoughby Whitehurst and Martha Edmonds 

Nathan Bonney and Elizabeth Whitehurst 

William West and Elizabeth Stone 

Josiah Sikes and Lovey Benthall 

Henry Edwards and Mary Whitehurst 

1794 
Joseph Otterson and Frances Cason 
Jacob Nottingham and Bridget Brickhouse 
Henry Buskey and Elizabeth Brock 
Robert R Keeling and Amey Denney 
John M'Coy and Anne Butt 
William Huggins and Elizabeth Haynes 
John Alexander and Mary Keeling 
Maj"" Adam Keeling and Elizabeth Edie 
William Campbell and Elizabeth Fentress 
Matthias Price and Dinah Wiles 

1795 
Dec 28 Solomon Steed and Anne Cornick 

1796 

Jan 5 Dempse Anderson and Elizabeth Weaver 

Feb 1 Jonathan Robinson and Mary Powers 

6 W" Pebworth and Susannah Benthall 

14 Josiah Wilson and Eliz*'' Matthias 

18 W™ Benthal and Mary Pebworth 

20 James Malbone and Susannah Garrison 

" James Etheridge and Priscilla Butt 

March 3 George Dudley and Sarah Frost 

" 31 Joshua Hopkins and Mrs Anne Etheridge (Norf ) 



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24 LowEK Norfolk County "V ikginia Antiquakt. 

..April 7 Josiah Wilson Hunter and Mary Moseley 
" " James Maxwill and Susannah Ingram (Norf) 
" 14 Jeremiah Hosier and Dinah Whitehurst 
" " Moses Windham and Ester Hosier 
Francis Foster and Susannah Sayer 
Caleb Vangover and Anne Trower 
Paton Dowdle and Eliz**^ Brinson 
W" Rainey and Frances Shephard 
Daniel Murden and Mary Fentress 
Willoughby Whitehurst and Frances Shipp 
W™ Nimmo Dyson and Jane Whitehurst 
Malachi Whitehurst and Anne Matthias 
W™ Johnson and Sarah Haynes 
John W™Son and Dorcas Edmonds 
Thomas Newton and Anne Kinneon 
Arthur Gornto and Anne Rainey 
[To be continued.'] 



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MY MOTHER. 

MYSELF. 
Third Evening. 

[See Vol. I, p. 109.] 

I was born in Norfolk on the 20*^ of June A. D. 1750. My 
first recollection is of the death of my little brother Cornelius, 
who must have died when I was four years old, and I remem- 
ber as well as if was yesterday, how I cried on the occasion. 
"O, hush my dear little Miss Nellie," said the nurse rachel to 
me "and don't cry so, or you will make your self sick and die, 
and then Master and Mistress will have more trouble " Still, 
I cried and cried, and that very night according to my nurses 
word, I was taken with a nervous fever which was nigh carry- 
ing me off, but, at the end of forty days, I recollect, they put 
split pigeons to my feet (to draw the fever down, it was said,) 
and I grew better — and after a while, got well. When I grew 
a little older, I was put to school to a poor old dame by the 
name of Mrs Drudge, and, to be sure, she did drudge to teach 



My Mother, 25 

me my letters — spelling and reading after a fashion. Poor old 
woman, she thought me a nonsuch, and I thought her the 
greatest woman in the world. She taught me, good soul, to 
read the Bible and the stories in it pleased me greatly. I 
remember particularly, the story of good old Isaac and his 
sons — "And it came to pass when Isaac was old &c.," I could 
once say it all by heart. After I had learned out here, I was 
sent to a Mrs Johnson — a very large fat woman, who died one 
day in her fat, and perhaps, of it — for she was a monstrous 
woman, indeed. She taught me needle-work, and marking on 
the sampler. After this as I was shooting up, my father, who 
thought me a very fine smart girl (for, I was always his favorite,) 
wished to send me to a fashionable boarding school that there 
was then in Williamsburg, but my mother would not consent, 
saying, she could not part with me, for, she loved me dearly, 
too. Shortly afterwards, Donald Campbell, imported a school 
master from Scotland, by the name of Buchan, who opened a 
select school, and I was sent to him to learn the higher branches 
of English, French or Spanish or any outlandish language, for 
in that day it was thought that one tongue was enough for a 
girl. Here, perhaps, I might have learned something, but I 
was in my teens, and too fond of talking and doing nothing to 
get my lessons, and my teacher used to humour me and spoil 
me. So, my education was very imperfect, and I have always 
regretted that my opportunities for learning were so poor — 
though I must confess that I might have improved them better 
than I did. At the same time, my good mother taught me some 
useful things out of school. She was always for setting me to 
read the Bible, which I always loved better than any other 
book. She took me, too, to church along with her every Sun- 
day, and I got some good, I suppose, from the sermons I heard, 
though, I cannot say that I remember any of them, particularly 
except one. This was a sermon which I had the happiness to 
hear from the great Mr Whitefield,^ when I was about twelve or 
thirteen years old. He preached in Portsmouth and stood out, 
I remember, on the steps of a house not far from the Ferry 

' Born in Gloucester, England. December 16^^, 1714, died in New- 
burj'port, Massachusetts, September 30, 1770. He came to America in 
1738, 39, 44, 51, 54, 63 and 69. 



26 LowEE Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

wharf, for such crowds of people had come in from all quarters 
to hear him, that no house could hold them all. And there he 
held his white handkerchief in his hand and talked away with 
a loud sweet voice, that I shall never cease to be hearing. His 
text was from the 3rd chap, of John, " Ye must be born again." 
"Poor Nicodemus" methinks I see him now — a ruler of the 
Jews — and yet he did not know that he must be born again. 
At another time he broke out, "Alas, I tell you I might as well 
think to stop yon vessel under sail, by waving this handker- 
chief at her (waving while he spoke) as for any one of you to 
think of getting to heaven without being born again " All the 
people were moved. For my part, I thought I never heard 
anything like him before, and no doubt, he did me more good 
than I knew at the time — for I have felt his words, or rather 
the words of our blessed Saviour himself, in my heart from that 
time to this. As I grew on my mother taught me something 
of the mysteries of housewifery — in which she was very expert — 
how to make pies, puddings, jellies and all sorts of niceties, in 
which, I was an apt scholar — for I loved to learn such things 
and you know, could eat as well as make them. I enjoyed, 
too, the conversation of all the company who used to come to 
my father's house, and which was the best the town afforded — 
tales of war — tales of the sea — and the gossipping stories of 
the day, which I could tell again with a lively relish. I was 
indeed a gay lively girl, fond of talking and laughing — but 
always in an innocent, good humoured way — for I never liked 
to give anybody pain, but always tried and generally contrived 
to please every one. My father was very hospitable and used 
to entertain all the strangers of any note that came among us, 
and especially the Captains and officers of the British Navy 
that used to visit our waters before the war. Among these, I 
remember particularly Capt Gell,^ a fine old man, afterwards 
Admiral Gell. He commanded at this time, a fifty gun ship, 
called the Lanneston, with one of the officers of which, as you 

'John Gell was made a lieutenant in the navy in 1760, commander 
in 1762, and was posted to the Launceston of 44 guns going to North 
America, on the 4*^^ of March 1766. He was made rear admiral Feb- 
ruary the first, 1793, vice admiral July 4^*^, 1794, admiral February 
14t»>, 1799. He died of an apoplectic fit September 24, 1806. His 
picture was painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds. 



My Mother. 27 

will see in the sequel, I was determined to unite my fortune for 
life. He had thirty-two midshipmen on board, mostly boys 
and lads of good famalies and several of them sprigs of nobility. 
These used to come to my fathers house at all hours, and 
frequently dined with us. Sometimes, too, they would go into 
the kitchen to get a little something to stay their appetites ; 
when old Quashabee would assert her authority, and threaten 
to pin a dish — something, to their young lordships, if they did 
not get out of her way. Nay, she would now and then carry 
her threat into execution and actually fasten one of these badges 
of a cook's wrath upon one or other of them, to the great diver- 
sion of all the rest of these boys and lads. I remember par- 
ticularly a young stripling by the name of Lord George Gordon,^ 
afterwards so famous as the leader of the riots in London, whom 
I have seen begging old Quashabee for a piece of the skin 
which she had just taken off the ham which she was about to 
send into the house for dinner, and eating it with great relish. 
Of course I had many beaux who flattered me and danced with 
me, and one or two, who loved me and would have married me 
if I would have said yes. Among these last there was a young 
Mr Smith, a Lieutenant in the British Navy, with a fine florid 
face and auburn hair, who came here in a merchant vessel, on 
his way to join his ship in the West Indies, who would have 
given his eyes for me if I would have taken them. At least he 
warmly urged me to say that I would wait for him, for he was 
then very young — hardly more than eighteen or nineteen — 
saying that he had great connexions, who would soon have him 
promoted — when he would come and claim my hand. He said, 
too, that if I would not have him, he would live single for my 
sake. This, indeed, though I thought it very pretty, I did not 
quite believe at the time — though it turned out to be true 
enough. Still, however, I did not fancy Mr Smith well enough 
to engage myself to him, and though he wrote to me from 

'Youngest son of the third duke of Gordon, was born in London, 
December 26, 1751, died November first, 1793. He was made an ensign 
•when in his petticoats, afterwards a midshipman, served on the 
American station, and on the 23 of March 1772 was made a lieutenant, 
and resigned his commission because Lord Sandwich would not promise 
him a ship. 



28 Lower Nokfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Hampton Roads and pressed me to send him an answer, I let 
him go away without any. By the way, I might as well add 
here, at once, while I think of it, that when I was travelling 
in the stage many years afterwards in 1798, after I had married 
Dr Read,^ on my way to Richmond, a gentleman passenger 

' John K Read was born in Philadelphia about the year 1746, married 
Mrs Maxwell in 1796, and died on the tenth of February 1805. He 
was an alderman from July 26'^'^ 1796 to June 24, 1799, and from June 
24*'' 1800 until he resigned June 28*^ 1802, and was mayor from June 
24*'!, 1799, to June 24'^'^, 1800. 
Norfolk Borough e 

At a Common Hall summoned and held the 19*^ day of november 
1802 

Present Robert Boush President Robert Taylor, John Brown, Rich- 
ard L Green, John G Marsden, John Granbery, John West, William 
Bland and Daniel mcPherson common councilmen 

Present James Tucker 

Ordered that the chamberlain pay to John K Read and son ten 
dollars for amputating the head of a negro found dead. 

In the name of God amen I John K Read, Senior, do make and 
ordain this as my last Will and Testament — Imprimis I do hereby 
authorize and empower my Executors herein after named or the Sur- 
vivor or Survivors of them, to make Sale of my lowest Warehouse, 
now in the possession of M'Candlish & C^, for the best price which 
can be obtained therefor, on six months credit, for negociable notes 
payable at Bank, and I request and direct them to apply the proceeds 

thereof to the payment of my Debts in aid of this fund and for 

the same purpose of paying all my just Debts I do farther authorize 
and request my Executors to make Sale of my Chariot and horses on 
the same terms. Item It is my wish that my Shop and the business 
thereof should continue to be carried on by Doct Mortimer during 
the term agreed on by the articles of Copartnership between us, and 
according to the various stipulations of that contract of Copartnership 
and my part of the profit arising from the continuance of the business 
to be assetts in the hands of my Executors for the payment of my 
debts — But if on my death it should not be the choice of Doctor Mor- 
timer to continue the business of the Shop, then it is my will and desire 
that the Medicines and furniture of the Shop be sold by my Executors 
immediately on the same terms as I sold one half of them to Doct 
Mortimer : and if those terms cannot be had, on the best that can be 
procured by them and the monies arising from the Sale of my Shop 
to be in like manner assetts in the hands of my Executors for the pay- 
ment of my debts, and moreover if it should be the choice of Doctor 
Mortimer to continue the business of the Shop according to the stipu- 
lations of the contract of Copartnery between us untill the end of the 
term prescribed by that contract then, at the expiration of the term, it is 



Mt Mother. 29 

finding out from my conversation who I was, said to me, "Pray 
ma'am will you allow me to ask, were you not formerly Mrs 
Maxwell, the wife of Capt James Maxwell of Norfolk." " Yes 
Sir," said I, "I was" *' Then ma'am," said he, I have to tell 
you that on leaving England some time ago, to come to this 

my Will and desire that the medicines and furniture of the Shop which 
may be ou hand, be in like manner sold bj' my Executors, and the 
proceeds of such Sale to remain in their hands assetts for the payment 
of my debts : if any debts shall then remain unpaid, then subject to 
the future direction of this my last Will, or, in case I shall not deem 
it necessary to give any special direction on this hand, subject to dis- 
tribution according to the Laws of this State. Item I will and direct 
that my Executors shall proceed to collect all my outstanding debts, 
without delay, and the monies so by them collected to be also assetts 
in their hands for the payment of my Debts. Item I will and desire 
that it may be understood that the funds which I have before desig- 
nated for the payment of my Debts, are those which I prefer as being 
first liable for my Debts ; and I desire that no part of my Estate, real or 
personal, may be resorted to for the payment of my Debts, untill those 
which I have already designated should be exhausted. Item it is my 
Will and desire that my second warehouse now in the occupation of 
the Tuckers, shall be rented annually, or otherwise, in the discretion of 
my Executors or the Survivor or Survivors of them, for the best terms 
that can be procured, during the natural life of my wife, and that the 
rents thereof be equally divided between my three children John K 
Read, Benjamin Franklin Read and Lucy F Jones, and on the death 
of my wife I leave the said warehouse, together with all the rights, 
privileges and profits thereunto belonging, unto my son Benjamin 
Franklin Read and his heirs forever, subject however to an annual 
payment of twenty five pounds to my daughter Lucy F Jones during 
her natural Life. Item I give to my beloved wife during her natural 
life, my uppermost warehouse, at present in the occupation of Mr 
Knox : remainder to my son John K Read and his Heirs forever sub- 
ject to an annual payment of twenty five pounds to my daughter Lucy 
F Jones during her natural Life to commence from the period of my 
wifes death. Item I give to my beloved wife during her natural Life 
the negroe boy Billy ; remainder to my son Benjamin Franklin Read 
and his heirs forever, and if at any time during her life my wife should 
find it more convenient to sell the negroe boy Billy, I desire that she 
may do so provided she replaces him with another of equal value : 
which other, in that event, I give in like manner to my son Benjamin 
Franklin Read and his Heirs forever after the death of wife — Item 
I give to my Grandson Walter F Jones and his Heirs forever all my 
right, title and Interest in and to a purchase made by Luke Wheeler, 
Commodore Truxton, and others of Benjamin Stoddard of lands in the 
City of Washington. I give to my son John K Read and his heirs for- 



30 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

country, I was particularly desired by an old friend of yours, 
Admiral Smith (for the young Lieutenant was now no less) to 
present his best regards to you, if I saw you and to tell you 
that he had kept his word, and was still a batchelor for your 
sake" There was romance for you. And, you will say, per- 

ever, my negroe woman Lucetta and her four children. Item it is my 
will and desire that my Executors in the course of one year after my 
death shall out of my Estate purchase of Henry Banks the Girl Kitty 
and her child : and which Girl with her child, and future offspring, I 
give to my Daughter Lucy F Jones during her natural life, and after 
her death, to my Grandson Walter F Jones and his Heirs forever, and 
in case the said Henry Banks shall refuse to part with the said Girl 
Kitty and her Child, or in case my daughter Lucy F Jones should 
prefer any other woman Slave of price not exceeding one hundred 
pounds, then T will and desire that my Executors instead of the said 
Girl Kitty and her Child shall purchase such other so preferred by my 
daughter, which other Slave with her offspring I give to my daughter 
Lucy during her natural life, remainder to my Grandson Walter F 
Jones and his Heirs forever. Item It is my Will and desire that my 
plate and household furniture of every description be equally divided 
between my beloved wife and my son John K Read leaving it to my 
wife to choose the time most convenient for her to make that division 
Item I give to my beloved wife and her heirs forever my Cart and 
mule Item It is my will and desire that my Executors hereinafter 
named be exonerated from giving Security for performing the duties 
of their office Finally I do hereby constitute and appoint my beloved 
wife Executrix and my sons John K Read and Benjamin Franklin 
Read and my friend Capt W^ Cammack Executors of this my last 
Will and Testament and revoking all other former Wills or Memo- 
randa of Wills heretofore made by me, I do In Testimony thereof, 
setting hand and Seal to this my last Will and Testament, contained in a 
sheet and a half of letter paper erased and interlined in sundry places 
and finally executed by me this twenty seventh day of January in the 
year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and five 

Signed Sealed and published by John K John K Bead (seal) 

Read Senior as his last Will and 
Testament before the Subscribers, 
who have set their names as wit- 
nesses thereto at his desire and in 
his presence 

John Maxwell, W™ Wirt 
W^ Maxwell 

Norfolk Borough 

At a Hustings Court held the 23<i day of April 1805 The last Will 
and Testament of John K Read Senior deceased was proved by the 



My Mother. 31 

haps, that I ought to rewarded such a swain. But the truth is, 
at the time when he paid me his address, I was rather partial 

to another young man — named B M , who loved me 

dearly and wished to marry me, but my father and mother, who 
saw further into him than I did, would neither of them consent 
for me to have him. At this juncture, Capt Gell arrived here 

oath of William Maxwell one of the witnesses thereto, and on the 
motion of Helen Read Executrix therein named who made oath 
thereto and entered into Bond in the penalty of twenty Thousand 
Dollars with such condition as the Law requires Certificate is granted 
her for obtaining probat thereof in due form reserving to the Execu- 
tors named in the said Will the right of qualifying at a future Court if 
they choose. And at a Hustings Court held the 27*^ day of May in 
the year aforesaid The said last Will and Testament was proved by 
the oath of William Wirt another witness thereto and ordered to be 
Recorded Test 

Wm Sharp Cs Cur 

Among the things in his appraisement recorded December 23<i 1806 
were 1 Wilton Carpet S30 1 Tea Urn $35 1 Coffee $15 1 stand for do $4 
1 pair Lustres $50 1 pair china vases $10 1 oil cloth for passage $30 for 
dining room $30 1 set Tea china $150 6 silver salts $12 1 set silver cas- 
tors $30 12 table and 12 desert silver spoons $40 1 silver soup ladle $12 
1 Book case with drawers $30 Popes Works 6 volumes $6 Rollins 
Antient History 10 volumes S5 Shakespeires Works broken set $1 
Drydens Virgil 4 volumes $3 Moores view of Society 2 vols $4 Sketches 
of Portugal 2 volumes 1.50 Smollets works 6 volumes $6 Gibbons Rome 

12 volumes $15 Volneys works 3 volumes $3 Helvetius on man 2 
volumes $2 Bakers Biographia 2 volumes $4 King of Prussias Works 

13 volumes S26 Henrys Britain 5 volumes $7.50 Goldsmiths England 
4 vols $6 Jewish Antiquities 2 volumes $2 Robertsons America 3 
$4.50 Life of Chatham 3 $6 Nicolsons Philosophy 2 Locks Essays 2 
vols $3 History of Poland $1 Macquers Chemistry 2 vols $2 British 
Plutarch 1 $2 Morgani on Diseases 2 $6 Infernal Conference 1 50 cents 
Barkleys minute Philosophy $1 Zeluco 2 vols $3 Brydone 1 $1.50 
Anacharsis Travels 6 vols 1 short $6 1 print of Washington $10 2 
Scripture prints $5 1 print Lucretia et Tarquin $3 2 steel corn mills $30 
Laws of United States 1 vol $2 Mule and cart $100 1 box containing 
medicines and Surgical Instruments $215 several surgical books $20. 
From audit— September 25*^ 1805 paid Mr Wirt for professional assist- 
ance $100— Jany 25^^ i807 paid Mr Edm^ Randolph for professional 
assistance S67 paid Peyton Randolph do $20. 

In 1801 John K Read resided at 36 Main Street, and Charles Morti- 
mer at 1 Fayette Street. In 1806-7 Helen Read, widow, resided at 139 
Main Street. John K Read Junior survived his father a few weeks 
only and died at Goochland Court House. 



32 Lower !N"orfolk; County Yirginia Antiquary. 

in the frigate Launceston, with a number of fine young officers 
under his command, and among the rest, Mr. Maxwell, who 
was the sailing master of the ship, a smart active man, a good 
seaman, and a great favorite with the captain and all who knew 
him. They all came often to our house, but Mr. M. oftener 
than any, and I soon suspected, and, indeed, saw plainly now, 
that he was after me. He was not handsome, at least not like 
Smith or B M , but he was a good looking man, sen- 
sible, agreeable, and full of chat. Indeed, he had so much to 
say about his voyages and travels — his adventures on the coast 
of Norway, at the siege of Quebec, General Wolfe and all the 
rest, that, he soon won my fathers heart and even made some 
impression on mine. At least, if I did not listen to his tales 
with as much interest as Desdemona did to those of Othello, I 
certainly was easily persuaded to admit that he would make a 
very agreeable companion for one. At length, my father said 

to me one day, " Well, Nelly, I suppose your friend B still 

wants you, but he is indolent and good for nothing, and I can- 
not favor his suit. Still, I do not say that you shall not have 
him. On the contrary, I say you may take him if you choose, 
and I will give you five hundred pounds for your portion, but 
that is all you must expect me to do for you. For, as you make 
your bed, you know, you must lie in it. But, here now, is Mr 
Maxwell, an honest sensible and industrious man, who your 
mother and I both think will make you an excellent husband, 
if you can fancy him, and if you will take him, I will give you 
1000 to begin with, (for he is worth, at least, two of the other) 
and, I will, moreover, continue to do what I can for you both 
afterwards, for I am sure, it will not be money thrown away. 
Reflect upon what I say, and decide for yourself. I reflected 
accordingly, and soon made up my mind to take Mr Maxwell 

with my parents favor, rather than poor B without, and 

all being arranged for it, we were married in 1767. I was not 
quite 17 years old at the time, and Mr. Maxwell was about 32, 
nearly twice my age, but at the same time he was so hearty and 
lively, that there was no real disparity between us. Indeed, I 
soon found that he was all I ought to wish in a husband. 
" The guide of my youth," the father of my children, and the 
friend of my heart till death. I may add here, that from my own 



Lower Norfolk County Libraries. 33 

experience in the case, I cannot help thinking that if young girls 
would follow their parents advice instead of their own foolish 
fancies, in the choice of their partners for life, it would often, 
if not always, be much better for them. After our wedding, 
we went to a number of parties that were made for us by the 
officers, and the town people, for we were both favorites with 
all. At one of these, which was a dance, I saw my old beau, 
who came up to me, when I was sitting by myself for a moment, 
and said to me with a deep sigh, which I am sure he drew from 
the bottom of his heart: "And, so, you are married and to a 
stranger, too. What a risk you have run, though I must do 
him the justice to say that every body speaks well of him, and 
I sincerely hope, for your sake, that he will make you a good 

husband." " No doubt he will," said I, — "but for you B , 

what do you intend to do with yourself now" "Oh, as to 
that," said he, " I shall neither hang nor drown myself, but to 
be even with you, shall marry some pretty girl or other, as soon 
as I can, that I think, will be the best way to spite you " " The 
best in the world" said I "and I am really glad to hear you 
make so sensible a speech. Get you a wife, as soon as you can, 
and whoever she may be, I promise you, I shall sincerely wish 
you much joy with her." Just then, I was called up to take 
another dance, and giving my hand to the young officer who 
took me out, I left my quondam friend to himself. He married 
not long afterwards a young lady in the country, and though 
we met no more in the road of life, I have always remembered 
his fond attachment to me with pleasure and can not help sus- 
pecting that I love his daughter, who afterwards married my 
nephew, a little better for her fathers sake. 
\_To be continued.'l 



LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY LIBRARIES. 

[See Vol.1, p. 121.] 

1681 May 10'^ James Johnson one old bible 20 

" Sept 7'^ Mr John Moore 

"A pcell of old books" "old 
books " 



34 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



1681 Oct IS^*" 



" Nov 8*'^ 



1683 June 6^^ 
1683 



Jan 2°'^ 

(( ic Igth 

" Feb 12t'» 

1684 July W 

" Aug 18*^ 
" Oct 15^^ 

i^ March 3^ 



1685 May IS*'' 
'' Feb 8*" 

i5^ Feb 20*^ 
6 



Robert Hodge^ will ''To each 
God Son & God Daughter y* I 
have in Virginia " " one bible 
& two Sermon Books to be 
delivered within two years 
next after my Decease 

Robert Hodge " In y^ Clossett 
in y^ Inner Roome a pcell 
of books " 

Nich° Willis two bibles 

Capt Adam Keeling 4 books 

W^ More 

2 Worne bibles & 1 Sermond 

Booke 
Mr James Porter^ 
forty two printed & twelve 

maniscripts 
Edward Ravening 
A Smale pcell of ould Bookes 
William Emperor 
One new Bible and one old bible 
trustrom Mayo 
a pcell of bookes 

Thomas Cannon 

two bibles one other booke 

William White 

A byble and testament and a 

Vol of Childrens books 
William West a pcell of bookes 
Lt Col Adam Thorowgood 
A pcell of old books 

Nath Br anker 
A trunk of Books 



2^ 
75 



30 



15 pounds 



' " I give & bequeath unto my fEather in Law Collo Lemuel Mason, 
my plush Saddle & furniture, likewise to my ffather in law Mason & 
his wife to Each of them one Ring of twenty shillings price " 

-Appeared in the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical 
Magazine for July, 1894. 



Lower Nokfolk County Libraries. 35 



1686 Aug 9*^ 


W" Davenell 

a parcell of ould Bookes 




" Nov 21 «* 


Richard Hargrave Sr will " to 
My Daughter Margreatt 
Roberts one Sermon booke 
being doctr Prestons workes " 




" Mar 22'^'^ 


Capt Henry Woodhouse 
Two old bibles and the prac- 






tice of piety 


0150 


1686 ,j 22nd 


Mr W° Lowri 




2 Small bookes of devenity 


00=: 2= 


1687 May 17**^ 


Robert Smith one old bible 




" June 3^ 


Mrs Frances Thorowgood 






a p'"cell of ould Books 


01= 05= 00 


(( 11 Qth 


Joseph Lake one old bible & 






primer 


040 


" July 16^^ 


Mr W" Odion 3 old books a 
bible 




" Sept 28^^ 


W"^ Kenedy 

One bible one book called ye 
pilgrims pragrese 




" Dec 9'^ 


Mr W^^ Daynes 






a p^'cell of ould bookes att 


400^^ 


ci u 14^^ 


Richard Wright 






a p'"cell of old bookes 


040 


" Mar 21«* 


John Gillcrist a Books 


00 : 00 : 06 


1688 Oct 


Mr Thomas Skevington 
a few old bookes 




« Dec S" 


W" Vaughan a p^'cell of old 






bookes att 


00= 04= 00 


1689 Oct 1^* 


Alice Newman 






one old bible 


0100 




one p^'cell of old Lattin bookes 


0030 


1690 Mar 10**^ 


Mr Samuell BalF 

19 boockes Some Quarto: Some 






octavio all old att 20 p"" pence 


380 




two English bookes In folio 


200 



^Appeared in the William and Mary College Quarterly Historical 
Magazine for July, 1894. 



36 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



thirty Small Latten books Some 




In folio Some In quarto all 




old 


350 


four books In folio 


250 


one Book In Large Octawo 




new and thick 


080 


29 books In quarto unbound 


060 


32 old books all English in 




quarto and octavio 


450 



PRICE OF PORK IN 1780. ^ 

Princess Anne. Anne James,^ Jn? James^ & Joshua* James 
exors of Edward James dec*^ by James Nimmo their Attorney 
complain of John Guy in custody &c. of a plea for that whereas 
the s*^ Defendant on the 22'^ Day of Feby in the Year of our 
Lord one thousand seven hundred & eighty was indebted to 
the said Edward James in his lifetime in the Sum of five 
hundred^ & eight pounds, fifteen Shillings for nine hundred 
& twenty five pounds of Pork at fifty five pounds p Ct sold & 
delivered by the s^ Edward to the s4 Defendant at his special 
instance & request; and being so indebted the s? Defendant in 
Consideration thereof afterwards to wit, on the Day & Year & 
at the County afores? undertook & then and there faithfully 
promised thes'} Edward in his lifetime, that he the s? Defendant 
would well and truly pay the s? £508.. 15, whenever he should 
be thereunto required. Nevertheless the s? Defend* altho often 
required hath not paid the s^ £508.. 15.. to the s*^ Edward in 
his lifetime, or to the s'^ Plaintiffs as exors afores? since his 
death, but hitherto to pay the same hath & still doth refuse to 
the Damage of the s'^ Plaintiffs as exors pound therefore 

They bring suit &c Ja^ Nimmo for Pts 

'Labelled Edw'J James exors 

Jno ^^ Guy 

Judgt March 
1787 
" Widow of Edward James. 
^•''His sons. 
^ In the depreciated currency of the time. 



Swiss Settlers. 37 



SWISS SETTLERS. 



We have for several Weeks past, been in Expectation of the 
Arrival of a Ship, with about 500 Protestant Switzers, who 
were coming to settle on the Southern Boundaries of this 
Colony, and who sail'd from England about the Beginning of 
AugvM. By Vessels that have arriv'd here, we have had 
several Accounts of their being seen and spoken to, at Sea ; 
and by one lately, who gave an Account, that they had lost the 
Captain, Mate, and 50 or 60 Passengers, most of them children, 
who dy'd ; and that the rest were in great Distress for want of 
Provisions, occasion'd by the Tediousness of their Voiage. 
From these circumstances of the poor People, who had sold 
their All, and left their Native Country, to come and settle in 
This, they were much pitied, by many here, on Account of their 
Miseries. At last, we have an Account of their Arrival ; with 
the following melancholly Circumstances, which we gather 
from Two Letters sent hither from Princess Anne County, and 
Hampton, and from some current Reports : That the said Ship 
arriv'd within the Capes of Chesapeak-Bay, on Wednesday the 
3d Instant, and came to Anchor in Lynnhaven-Bay ; that the 
Wind blew very hard that Afternoon and Night, at North West, 
which tis supposed drove her from her Anchor, and she was 
the next Morning discovered stranded on the Shore in the said 
Bay, with AVater in her to her Upper Decks; and a great 
Number of the People, who were almost famish'd with Hunger, 
had the Misfortune to lose their Lives. These Letters do 
not particularly mention, in what Manner they lost their 
Lives, whether by attempting to get ashore, when the 
Ship stranded; or whether the whole Number said to 
be lost, were drowned in the Ship, by the Waters flow- 
ing in upon them, they being in a weak, sickly Condition, 
and perishing that way, being unable to help them- 
selves ; and especially as it was one of the coldest Nights we 
have felt this Winter. One of these Letters says. That Two 
Thirds of the People were destroyed by the Wet and Cold, and 
most of their Treasure lost : And the other, That 50 of them 
were drowned between Decks. From these, and the various 
Reports relating to them, we can collect, That out of about 300 



38 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Souls that enter'd on board this Ship, there are not above 60 
alive ; and those in so low a Condition, that its much doubted, 
whether some of them will recover. Among this Number is a 
Daughter of Col. Brown's, (a Gentleman of Fortune, the Chief 
of this new Colony, who happened to take his Passage another 
Way, and arriv'd here about a Month ago ;) this young Gentle- 
woman it seems was Speechless, and her Life in great Danger: 
Three other of his children who came in the Ship, are like to 
do well. This Gentleman was waiting at Hamjdon for their 
Arrival, and upon the News of their being at Anchor in Lynn- 
haven Bay, immediately procur'd a Vessel and Provisions, and 
went to their Relief; but to his unspeakable Grief, found them 
in this Distress. This Ship was reckoned one of the richest, 
that has come to this Colony for many Years ; and 'tis fear'd 
that much of her Treasure is lost. However, That is but a 
Trifle in Comparison to the Loss of so many Lives, and this 
Loss the Colony may sustain, by this Disasters discouraging 
some Thousant^s of the same Country People from Coming 
hither to settle our back Lands, (which are very rich, and 
capable of great Improvements) who it seems intended it; 
unless their Terror be in some Measure mitigated, by the kind, 
hospitable Treatment they met with in their Distresses. 

As soon as the Gentlemen and other Inhabitants of Princess 
Anne, saw the deplorable Condition of the People, they immedi- 
ately took them to their Houses, gave them all the Comfort 
and Sustenance they cou'd; and contributed as much as lay in 
their Power, to their Preservation. And our good Governor, 
upon receiving Advice of their Misfortune, forthwith sent 
Orders, That every thing shou'd be done for them, that was 
convenient and necessary for the Preservation of their Lives 
and Effects ; which must undoubted be very grateful to those 
poor Souls, who have been so many months at Sea, have 
suffer'd so much Hardship by Famine, and at last (coming 
within Sight of their desir'd Port,) but very narrowly escaped 
the Jaws of Death. (From the Virginia Gazette, Number 128, 
Williamsburg, January 12, 1738) Since our last we have the 
following Particulars relatiug to the Switzers, That when the 
Ship came within the Capes, the Wind was so fair, that if they 
had kept under Sail, instead of anchoring at Lynnhaven-Bay, 



Abstkacts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1797. 39 

they might have been safe at Hampton in about 2 Hours ; but 
the People being almost famish'd, having nothing to eat for 
several Days, insisted on the Captains coming to Anchor there, 
and going ashore to get Provisions. Accordingly the Captain 
and some of the Passengers went ashore, but it being an Island, 
and no House upon it, they walk'd about a long Time in vain ; 
meantime the Wind rose, and blew violently at Nor icest, stove 
their Boat ashore, parted the Ship from one Anchor, and the 
other dragg'd, so that she was drove so near ashore, as to strike 
on the Ground, whereby her Bottom was so injur'd, that she 
fill'd with Water in a very short Time, and between 40 and 
50 were drowned between Decks ; and had it not been for the 
Assistance of Two Ships that lay near them at Anchor, who 
put as many of the People ashore as they cou'd with Safety to 
themselves, they must most of them been drown'd : And after 
they were put ashore, receiving no Shelter, from the Inclemency 
of the Weather, about 70 of them were frozen to Death, some 
on the Beach, and others in the Marshes, as tfiey were scattered 
about, in Search for Houses. Those who surviv'd, amounting 
to about 90, were taken Care of by the Gentlemen and other 
Inhabitants of that Neighbourhood, and they are all like to do 
well. Col. Browns Daughter is pretty well recovered, as are 
also his Three other Children. The Ship lies in a bad Con- 
dition at the same Place where she struck full of Water, so 
that they have got but little out of her yet; however, proper 
Methods are taking to get their Money, which is said to be 
very considerable, and Goods, out of her ; and then they pur- 
pose to go to their intended Settlement (From the Virginia 
Gazette, Number 129, Williamsburg, January 19, 1738) 



ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK MARRIAGE BONDS 

1797 

Jany 7*^ Piter gryndl and Mrs. Elenor Cutter or Cutler 
Swepson^ Whitehead D. Cy. Piter gryndl, George Miller 

'The names to the extreme left, on the second line, are those of the 
witnesses. The first name to the right of the witness is that of the 
principal, and the first name to the right of the principal, that of his 
security. Occasionally more than one person acted as security. 



40 Lower Korfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

Jany 12*'^ John Burket and Mrs Abby Foltz 
Swep Whitehead D. C. John Burket, mark, William Dolby 
Jany 16'^ Patrick Ryan and Miss Catherine Lee 
Alex Moseley Patrick Ryan, William Ch^ Lee 
Jany 20*^ Joseph Meissen and Miss Kezeiah Spence 
Alex Moseley Meissen, Lewis Marshall 
Jany 23*^ John Barns and Mrs. Sarah Bruer widow of John 
Bruer dec'd 

Alex Moseley John Barns, mark, george Richardson 

Jany 25*'' Leven Dorsey and Miss Elizabeth Taylor 

Alex Moseley Leven Dorsey, Ja® Dickinson 

Feby John Reynolds and Miss Hannah Faulder 

Alex Moseley John Reynolds, Tucker 

Feb 2°'^ James Ker and Miss Pemelee Ann Goulding 

Alex Moseley Ja^ Ker. Dan' Goulden. Antono Wallac 

Feby Q^^ John Fulin and Miss Sarah Wood 

Alex Moseley John Fulin. William Walsh 

Feby 11*'' Stephen Price and Miss Margaret Sly 

Alex Moseley Stephen Price. Seth Price 

Feby 17*" Christopher Coffin and Miss Nancy Bridgers 

Christopher Coffin. Edm^ Warriuer 
Feb IS"' John Godinicus Brown and Mrs Catherine Driscoll 
Alex Moseley C. n. b. C Jn° God. Brown. John Drinane 
March 25*'' Edward Moseley and Miss Jennett Cocke 
Alex Moseley Edward Moseley. John Cock 
April 1^* Charles Rattlif aud Miss Delphe Sullivan 
Alex Moseley Charles Rattlif. William Grubb. mark 
April 11*" Chudleigh Southwick and Mrs Ann Naman 
Alex Moseley Chudleigh Southwick. John Richardson 
April 20*'' Barney Corbey and Miss Jane Long 
Alex Moseley Barney Corbey. mark John Barns, mark 
April 26*'' Andrew Leckie and Miss Mary Brockenbrough~ 
Alex Moseley C. n. b. C. Andrew Leckie. Fra^ S Taylor 
[To be continued.'] 

' Clerk Norfolk Borough Court. 

'■* I do hereby Certify that the bearer Mr. Andrew Leckie of Norfolk, 
has my free consent to obtain a licence from the Clerk of Norfolk 
County agreable to Law, to be joined in Matremony with my ward & 
niece Mary Brockenbrough, now at M"" Proudfitts in the Borough of 
Norfolkzz Given under my hand at Tappahannock in the County of 
Essex this 16 day of April 1797 Jn" Brockenbrough 



Genealogical Research. 



Revolutionary and Colonial Pedigrees 
Traced* 



Military Service of Ancestry 
Furnished* 



UDDRESS: 

MRS. SALLY NELSON ROBINS, 

Assistant Librarian, Virginia Historical Society. 

A. J. ACKISS, 

Princess Anne Court House, Va. 



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No. 2, Part 3. 



'Vtv^ 



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THE 



V« 







Antiqoary. 



EDITED BY 

EDWARD W. JAMES. 



BALTIMORE, MD. 

The Friedenwald Co., Printers. 



Copyrighted 

BY 

EDWARD W. JAMES, 
1898. 



THE 

LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 
VIRGINL\ ANTIQUARY. 



MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY THE REVS WIL- 
LIAM MORRISS AND JAMES DAWLEY 
P. A. COUNTY. 

179r 
John Hendley and Frankey Rainey 
Arthur Warden and Frances Jones 
Neil Jamison and Fanney Whitehurst 
Moses Whitehurst and Sarah Robinson 
Cason Whitehurst and Jacamine Capps 

1793^ 
James Moore and Mrs Mary James 
William Absolom and Martha Maye 
Robert Norris and Anne Absolom 
James Fentress and Jacomine M'Claning 
Hillary Capps and Sarah Dawley 

1794 
John May and Mrs Betsey Absolom 
Josiah Stephenson and Vashty Robertson 
Moses Brock and Pemme Woodhoust 

Rueben Lovit and Elisabeth Burges 'JtvX 

Dudley Whitehead and Elizabeth Lovit 
William Murden and Amy Hargrove 
Charles Greggs and Frankey Lovit 

' Rev Wm Morriss Jun'' 

^ Wm Morriss Baptist Preacher at London Bridge 



Jany 


15 


(( 


19 


April 


9 


Aug* 


31 


Dec 


3 


Aug 


7 


Sept 


5 


(( 


12 


Nov 


10 


Dec 


26 


Jany 


4 


C( 


18 


a 


20 


a 


30 


Feb 


14 


(( 


13 


March 


28 



76 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Edward Brown and Fanny Maclaning 
William Randolph and Fanny Brown 
Gidion Sharwood and Margaret Hargrove 
Tully Brown and Anne Murphey 
David Capps and Sally Brinson 
Hanform Willoughby and Julian Kincey 
Jesse Hutching and Anne Maclanahan 
Malica Murden and Mary Cock 
Kader Murden and Nanney Purdey 
John Kelley and Molly Smith 
Henry Batten and Nancy Bevrey 
Tho« Benthall and Elizabeth Pool 
Thos Atwood and Mary Otterson 
James Whitehurst and Amy Kincey 
Samuel Corphew and Elizabeth Kays 

1795 
John Whitehurst and Jacoma Barnes 
William Duffe and Jacomo Willbore 
James Whitehurst and Sally Brinson 
John Forristor and Frances Absolom 
Batson Capps and Amy Lovit 
William Capps and pemme Seneca 
Dudley Whitehead and Polly Morris 
John M'Caul and Frances Wilkins 
TbOs Ward and Amy Lovit 

1797^ 
Elkana Waterm and Elizabeth Matthias 
William Maye and Mary Holmes 
Francis Wright and Fanny Whitehurst 
Joseph Guin and Mary Doudg 
Cader Flanakin and Jacamine Wright 
William Ashbey and Sarah Simons 
William Kempe and Sarah Flanakin 
David More and Elisabeth Robinson 
Willoughby Dyer and Jane Cason 
William Benthall and Fanney Bartee 

' Wm Morriss J'' 



April 


2 


<( 


3 


(C 


6 


May 


5 


(( 


13 


July 


2 


(( 


3 


a 


10 


(( 


17 


Aug 


1 


(( 


8 


Nov 


18 


Dec 


4 


u 


19 


l( 


2 


Feb 


5 


April 


1 


(( 


2 


May 


25 


June 


6 


Sept 


10 


Dec 


2 


a 


14 


(( 


24 


Jany 


20 


(( 


22 


Feb 


18 


Mar 


24 


June 


8 


<( 


15 


u 


u 


Aug 


2 


Oct 


5 


(( 


7 



Oct 26 


Nov 


24 


a 


(( 


Dec 


7 


>- a 


23 


i( 


28 


i( 




Jany 


13 


Feb 


3 


(( 


7 


Mar 


2 


April 


7 


May 


11 


June 


26 


Aug 


18 


Sept 


8 


(( 


29 


Oct 


18 


Nov 


16 


a 


19 


Dec 


14 


a 


26 


Jany 


30 


Feb 


5 


Mar 


7 


u 


<c 


11 


9 


April 


4 


a 


24 


May 


9 


K 


16 


July 


25 


Aug 


1 


a 


17 



Marriages Performed, P. A. County. 77 

Tully Brown and Sarah Witchard 
Joshua Lawrence and Sarah Ward 
Cader Whitehurst and Frances Wright 
Henry Capps and Anne Molborn 
William James and Elisabeth Nimmo — 
Lodwick Williams and Deally Heays 
Malachi Roberts and Frankey Simmons 

1798^ 
Henry Buskey and Mary Moseley 
Anthony Pool and Amy Waterman 
Jonathan Williams and Annis Lovitt 
John Capps and Sarey Raney 
Thomas Hudgens and Eliz^'' Buskey 
William Dyer and Nancy Whitehurst 
Moses Capps and Jacamine Capps 
Hillary Whitehurst and Lydia Simmons 
Robert Norriss and Frances Hordeyon 
Smith Garret and Keziah Smith 
John Cannon and Betsey Lamount 
Lanfar Burges and Frances Mason 
Robert M'Coy and Amy Lamount 
Thomas Burges and Abigal Pebworth 
Adam Murden and Pemme Lovit 

1799 
Reuben Land and Fanny Malbone 
Hillary Morriss and Anna Moore 
Gidion Land and Betsey Oliver 
Roger Fountain and Jacomine Dyer 
Bartlet Brown and Amey Barnes 
Charles James and Margaret Simmons 
Even Legget and Elizabeth May 
Gisbon Pallet and Pembrook Wood house 
James Lamount and Policy Moseley 
John Whitehurst and Elizabeth Chappie 
John Cox and Polly Trower 
Jesse Capps and Sally Whitehurst 

' Wm Morriss Baptist Preacher London Bridge 



Aug 


22 


(( 


29 


Sept 


5 


(( 


(( 


Oct 


3 


Dec 31 


Jany 


23 


(( 


28 


Feb 


18 


May 


8 


July 


10 


cc 


21 


Sept 


1 



78 Lower Noefolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

John Prichart and Elizabeth Whitehurst 
William Moore and Sally Garrison 
Edward Gisbon and Mary Rainey 
Joel Cornick and Nancy Pettey 
Charles Capps and Julia Whitehurst 
George Norriss and Margaret Banks 

1800^ 
John Malbone and Frankey Eaton 
Tully Otterson and Mrs Sally Woodhouse 
Willis Simmons and Mrs Charlotte Turton 
John Cox and Mrs Nancy Purges 
Joel Waterman and Mrs Margret Douge 
James Bishop and Nancy Gary 
James Petty and Peggy Robertson 
Dec 25 Perren Moseley and Sarah Jacob 

1802^ 
Feb 3 Moses Flanagan and Mrs Elizabeth Fountain 
" 10 Tully Airs and Mrs Nancy Flanagan 
" 12 Caleb Scott and Mrs Margaret Ross 

1795« 
Feb 2 William Dawley and Miss Anna Harrison 
Mar 14 William Oakem and Miss Margaret Bonney 

1797 
William Bonney to Elizabeth Cason 
Robert Scott to Elizabeth Thropp 
John M'Clanahan to Annis M'Clanahan 
Levy Smith to Nancy James 

1798 
Dec Harrison Jacob and Febia Morriss 

1804 
Jan 16 George Norriss and Miss Betsey Moore 
Feb 21 George Butt and Miss Frances Cason 
" 28 Batson Shipp and Elizabeth Flanagan 



' Wm Morriss ^ Wm Morriss ^ Rgy James Dawley 



My Mother. 79 

April 5 Charles Williamson and Kezia Balbone 

" 13 George Whitehurst and Prudence Capps 

May 5 James Cavender and Frankey Kellam^ 

" 24 Henry Trower and Miss Nancy Wicker 

July 14 John Whitehurst and Frankey Tayner^ 

June 2 Henry Turner and Peggy James ^ 

July 14 Thomas Walker and Mary Barlow Cowdrey 

Aug 4 Hillary Cason and Mary McClenehan 

Oct 11 John Whichard and Cloary Whitehurst 

" 20 Henry Spatt and Ruth Axstead 

Dec 15 Horatio Woodhouse and Frances doudge 

1805 

Jan 18 Henry Lamount to Frances Millerson 



MY MOTHER. 

(Continued from page 61.) 



In the meantime, when I had passed my twentieth year, I 
had my first child, a daughter which we called Sarah after my 
husband's aunt in London. About a year afterwards, I had 
another, a son, whom we called Maximilian, after my father. 
Then I had another daughter called Helen, after myself. So, 
we were going on, as usual, and enjoying much domestic 
happiness when the Revolutionary War came on to disturb our 
quiet and drive us from our peaceful home. And now. Lord 
Dunmore, the last royal Governor of the State, having quar- 
relled with the Legislature at Williamsburg took to his ship, 
the Fowey man of war lying at York, and shortly afterwards, 
came down to this place with a small fleet, and anchored in the 
harbour of the town. Many of the officers visited at our 
house. Among the rest I remember particularly, Mr. Lane, 
sailing master of Lord Dunmore's ship, and a Mr. Calder, I 
believe, of one of the vessels under him. The former, espec- 
ially, was very intimate with us, and when we expressed the 
fear that our Lord would bombard the town, said to us . . 
" There is no danger of it at present, but when it is decided on, 

1 Widow - W. of W. T. ^W of C. James 



80 LowEK Norfolk County Yikginia Antiquary. 

I shall know it of course, and will give you a hint in time." 
Accordingly a few days after, he told us it was time for us to 
be moving, and we set about sending all our valuable articles 
of furniture &c. over to Max Herbert's at the point, where we 
took a room which he kindly let us have, and to which, we at 
least retreated ourselves to get out of the way of the balls, 
leaving a negro woman, old Sarah behind to take care of the 
house and lot, and look after a sow and pigs which she was 
raising for herself with great care. Scarcely was this done, 
when we saw the ships all drawn up in a line before the town, 
from the upper wharf to town point and heard the drums 
beating on board of them and presently afterwards they began 
to fire away on the town^ about four O'clock in the afternoon 
(Jan. 1st 1776). In the midst of the cannonade we saw a small 
boat rowed by a single man, with another person in it, put off 
from the Norfolk side, and make for the Point where we were 
looking on, and could not imagine what could be in it. The 
enemy soon saw her, too, and concluding, no doubt, that 
she carried the Mayor, or some other personage of equal conse- 
quence, who was trying to make his escape, they despatched a 
barge well manned after her, and soon took her and carried her 
to one of the ships. And who were the fugitives '.' Old Sarah 
and her sow and pigs. For it seems, being alarmed by the 
great guns, and trembling for the safety of her darlings, whom 
she loved as if they had been her own children, she abandoned 
the care of the property, and was trying to save her bacon in 
this way. Now, when the British Captain saw what a mistake 
he had made, and learned moreover, that she belonged to Mr. 
Maxwell he ordered the man in the barge to take the prise 
over to him at the Point. Here Mr. and Mrs. Herbert, and 
his sons, seeing the boat coming, and apprehending an attack 
on the house, armed themselves with their guns and went 
down to the landing to keep the barge off. This was enough 
for me. I instantly caught up my daughter Helen in my 
arms, and taking little Max by the hand, I set off to make my 
escape with them to another Mr. Herbert's who lived some 
miles off, and where, I thought, I should be more safe. By 
this time night was coming on, and the roar of the cannon was 
more and more dreadful in my ears. AYhen I got to the great 



My Mother. 81 

gate, I met a negro man named Jack belonging to the family, 
coming home. "Oh, mistress," said he, "where are you going? 
Indeed Jack, said I, I can hardly tell you, but I believe I am 
going to Mr. . . . Herbert's Though I do not know a step of 
the way. Why, mistress, said he, Mr. . . . Herbert lives at 
least 8 miles off, and I am sure you can never get there this 
night. But there is a Mrs. Herbert who lives about two 
miles from here, up the river, and if you will wait a little till 
I can just go to the house and carry my bag, I will show you 
the way there, for you will never find it without. Agreed said 
I, and presently Jack was gone and come, and taking up 
Nelly in his arms we set off to trudge our way through the 
wood and marsh, to Mrs. Herbert's. We had not proceeded 
far, however, when we were met by my mother in a chaise, 
with my brother Jonathan driving her. She knew my voice 
and cried out, Oh, Nelly, is that you ? So I told her what had 
happened and where I was going. Just then who should come 
up to us but Mrs. Herbert herself, who was flying from her 
house in the greatest alarm, saying that she had heard that the 
British were going to set fire that night to all the houses along 
the river, and she was flying to her brother's for safety. Of 
course we were now at a great loss to know what to do, but 
just then Mr. M. came up having succeeded in making peace 
with the barge men and the Herberts, and immediately set out 
after me. He assured Mrs. Herbert that the British would 
have enough to do that night with the town, and persuaded 
her to go back to her house, put down beds on the floor, and 
take us all in till next morning, when he would come up and 
carry me off to Kempsville. Accordingly, the next morning, 
he came with a fine barge, which he had borrowed from one of 
the ships and took me bag and baggage up the Branch to 
Kempsville. I took up my lodging in a room in Billy White's 
house, one of the largest and best in the village, where my 
sister Marsden was staying, or came soon after, I forget which, 
and where, I made sure that I would be safe. 

[To be continued.'] 



82 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

1. To the Editor of the Nation: 

Sir : If we are to believe the school histories of the day, if 
we are to believe Bancroft and Fiske, the British under Lord 
Dunraore early in the Revolutionary War, burned the city of 
Norfolk to the ground; and yet, as a matter of fact, the 
destruction of that prosperous town was accomplished by the 
Continental forces themselves, and partly by the direct orders 
of the Convention of the State of Virginia. Bancroft, in his 
eighth volume, describes in his most graphic manner the 
destruction of the city, and concludes by saying that the 
American commanders, Howe and Woodford, certainly made 
every effort to arrest the flames, and argues that troops without 
tents would hardly in midwinter have burned down the houses 
that were their only shelter. He goes on to say that " When 
Washington learned the fate of the rich emporium of his own 
* Country,' for so he called Virginia, his breast heaved with 
waves of anger and grief: ' I hope,' said he, ' this and the 
threatened devastation of other places will unite the whole 
Country in one indissoluble band against a nation which seems 
lost to every sense of virtue.' " Fiske treats of the incident 
briefly, and in no wise mentions the fact that the Continentals 
had any part or portion in the destruction of the town, but 
assumes that the whole conflagration was the result of the 
British bombardment. Though it does not seem to be gene- 
rally known, the whole question of the destruction of Norfolk 
was investigated in the year 1777 by Commissioners appointed 
by the General Assembly. Their report was made October 10, 
1777, and I suppose is still on file in the Auditor's Depart- 
ment. At any rate, it was a matter of discussion in the House 
of Delegates in 1835-36, and was published with the proceed- 
ings of that year. This report is accompanied by a schedule of 
all the property destroyed — time when, by whom, and value — 
and also by the depositions establishing the facts. It establishes 
that out of 1,333 houses burned, only 54 were destroyed by 
Lord Dunmore, and that on January 1, when the historians 
state that he burned the whole town, he burned only 19 houses 
— 32 having been burned by him November 30, 1775, and 
three January 21, 1776. It establishes that 863 houses were 
burned by the troops of the State before January 15, 1776, and 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 83 

that 416 houses were destroyed by order of the Convention in 
February. It goes on to say : " Upon an inspection of the 
schedule and the depositions which have been taken, it will 
appear that very few of the houses were destroyed by the 
enemy, either from their cannonade or by the parties they 
landed on the wharves ; indeed, the efforts of these latter were 
so feeble that we are induced to believe most of the houses 
which they did set fire to might have been saved had a dispo- 
sition of that kind prevailed among the soldiery, but they 
appear to have had no such intentions, on the contrary, 
they wantonly set fire to the greater part of the houses within 
the town, where the enemy never attempted to approach, 
and where it would have been impossible for them to have 
penetrated." I find this corroborated by an extract from 
the Virginia Gazette, published on board the ship Dunmore, 
lying off Norfolk, dated Jan. 15, 1776, which is to be found in 
American Archives, 4th series (Vol. IV, page 542): "As the 
wind was moderate, and from the shore, it was judged with 
Certainty that the destruction would end with that part of the 
town next the water, which the Kings ships meant only should 
be fired : but the Rebels cruelly & unnecessarily Completed 
the destruction of the whole town by setting fire to the houses 
in the streets back, which were before safe from the flames.^' 
The only explanation that I have seen of the action of the 
State troops in this matter is worthy of Sir Boyle Roche. It 
was that they had burned the whole town in order that they 
might be better able to defend the remainder. 

Yours truly, Wm. Heney Saegeant, 

Public Library, Norfolk, Va., January 23, 1897. 

[From the Nation of February 4th, 1897.] 



THE CHURCH IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 

[Continued from page 63] 

At a County Court held 15'^ August 1649 

"Wheareas Mr Edward LLoyd & JVF Tho: Meeres Com'* 
w'^ Edw: Selby, Rich: day. Rich: Owens. Tho: Marsh, 
George Kempe & Jno Norwood, were presented to ye board 



84 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

by the high Sherr as Seditions Sectuaries for not repairing to 
theire parish Church^ and for refusing to heare Comon prayer, 
w*^'' is Contrary to Statntes of 23° Eliz : i Cap : and 1° Eliz : 
2° Cap : It is according to their owne desire, thought fitt & 
ordered that the psons afore named shall have Liberty till ye 
first of Octob next to Informe their Judgem'^ & to Confornie 
themselves according to ye Lavves establish and accordingly they 
are all & evry of them, to make theire psonall appearance upon 
ye ffirst of Octob at this Co'"* such ord'' then to bee taken con- 
cerning ye prmisses as shall bee thought ffitt " 

To the Worr" Capt Jno Sibsey wth the rest of the Com''^ ffor 
Lower Norff County 
" Wheareas in ye 23'*^ yeare of the raigne of Queene Eliza- 
beth (of happy memory) it was enacted That evry prson above 
ye age of 16 yeares wch should not repaire to some Church, 
Chappell or Usuall places of Comon prayer, but forbeare ye 
Same, contrary to ye tenor of a Statute made in ye first yeare 
of ye s'' Queenes Raigne, for Uniformity of Comon prayer, & 
beeing thereof Law fully Convicted should forfeit for evry 
moneth w'^^ hee or shee should soe forbeare, 20,<£ : of Lawfull 
English money, and yt over & besides ye sd forfeitures every 
pson so forbearing, by ye space of twelve months as aforesd 
should for his or her obstinacie, after certificate thereof in 
writing made by a Justice of peace of ye County, where such 
offendor, should dwell, or bee, bee bound wth two sufficient 
Sureties in ye S° of 200£ Sterl at ye least to the good behaivior, 
& so to continue bound untill such time as ye psons so bound 
do Conforme themselves, & come to the Church, according to 
ye true meaning of ye s'^ Statute, made in ye Sd 23°: Eliz : 1°: 
Cap. first yeare of ye sd Quee 1° : Eliz : 2° . Cap : nes Raigne : 
as by the s'^ * statutes relacon thereunto had more fully & at 
Large it doth & May appear Now so it is (May it please you) 
That Mr Tho : Meares, and Mr Edw : LLoyd Com'"^ Edw: 
Selby, Rich : day. Rich : Owens, Tho : Marsh, Geo : Kempe, 
& Jno Norwood (all of them Seditious Sectaries) with divers 
other (Schismatics) Inhabitants of Eliz : River parish w^^in 

' The word Church is not intended for the Established Church alone, 
but for everything of an ecclesiastical character. 



The Chukch in Lowek Norfolk County. 85 

this country (whose names heareafter shalbee psented to this 
Worr" board) all & evry yee sd psons aforenamed, beeing 
above y^ age of 16 yeares, for the terme or space of three 
moneths last past did not repair to theire parish Church at 
Eliz : River aforesd nor to any Church, Chappell, or usuall 
place of Comon prayer, and then there abide during ye time 
of common prayer, but all & every the sd prsons above named 
doe obstinately refuse & have wholly and altogether Willfully 
forborne ye Same, for ye terme or space of three moneths 
aforesd All wch is contrary to the above menconed Statutes 
in this behalf & provided & is contrary to ye peace of our 
Soveraigne Lord ye King his Crowne & dignity, and is in dis- 
daine & just contempt of his highnes Lawes, and very mutch 
tends to ye prnicious example of all other male factors & C 

IS'*^ August A°. 1649 prsented to the Court 
p mee Ri Conquest high Sherr " 

" Wheareas Wra Crouch & James Warner Church wardens 
of Eliz : River Parish : have exhibited there psentments unto 
y® board agst Richard Staruell : Capt Tho : Willoughby esq' 
Mr Rich : Conquest Sherr Michaell Lawrence & frances the Wife 
of Wm Johnson — John Williams & Mary his Wife, Edward 
Windet & Mary his Wife : Simon peeters and Ales his Wife : 
Christopher Wicksted & Margery his Wife : It is ordered 
that Wareants doe Issue forth Agst all & evry the sd psons 
for theire psonall appearance at ye next Cort to make answer 
to ye sd psentments " 

Court held 1'* October 1649 "Wheareas Mr Edward LLoyd 
& Mr Tho : Meeres Comrs wth Edw : Selby : Rich : Day : 
Rich: Owens, Tho: Marsh, Geo : Kempe and Jno Norwood, 
have been prsented to this Court by the high Sherr : for 
Seditious Sectaries, and for not coming to Church, and for 
obstinately refusing to heare Common prayer, beeing contrary 
to Severall Statutes of (23. Eliz : i Cap : & 1° : Eliz : 2 : Cap :) 
wch sd prsentemt this Court doth Certifie to bee true and 
thereupon order that all & every the psons aforenamed shall 
fortw^^ enter into bond wth good Security for theire psonall 
appearance Att James Citty the 8'^ day of this octob Court to 
answer the prmisses before the Gouvernr & Counsell " 



86 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 
At a Court held 10^^ Nov 1649 " Wheareas Mr 



Minister^ of Eliz : River parish hath acknowledged to have 
comitted ye grivous sinne of adultery w*^ Anne, ye wife of 

: now upon ye hearty contrition of ye sd Mr 

concerning his sd fowle offence presented to ye Cort in writing, 
under his owne hand, It is therefore ordered that hee doe make 
ye same Confession in both Churches by reading ye sd writing 
to ye people, two several Sundayes Vizt Sunday next Come 
Senight at ye parish Church & ye Sabboath day following at 
ye Chappell " 

"Wheareas and Anne his Wife have used most 

undecent & ungodly false Communicacion & thereby have 
Slandered & greatly defamed many severall psons of good and 
Knowne reputacon, Vizt: Mr Tho : Lambard : Mr Math: 
phillipps : Capt Tho : Burbage : Mr : Richard Conquest : Mr 
Cornelius LLoyd: Mr Tho: Marsh & Thomas Bridge. Mrs 
Eliz : Sibsy : Mrs Eliz : LLoyd & divers others as appeares by 

ye testimony of ye sd Mr upon oath. It is thereon ordered 

that ye sd and Anne his Wife doe upon two severall 

Sundayes, Vizt : Sonday next come Senight at ye parish Church 
& ye Sobboath day following at ye Chappell, Stand at ye great 
dore of both ye aforesd places, each of them, with a paper on 
theire heads. Written Wth ye names of all those psons they 
have defamed, named in this order & wth these Words fol- 
lowing. I am hartily sorry for any Wrong or injury I have 
done the psons above written I doe crave forgivenes for ye 
same ; & they both to give bond w*'^ good Security for their 

good behaviour, before they dept ye Cort & ye sd to 

pay all Cort Charges, & that they doe also refraine keeping ye 
ordinary " 

Court held Id^^ December 1649 " Wheares & francis 

ye wife of were prsented by ye Churchwardens for 

Comitting of ye crying grievous sinne of fornicacon — It is 

ordered y* y^ sd shall pay halfe ye Charges towards ye 

building of a bridge over ye Creeke betweene Capt Sibseies & 

'The minister, in confessing his guilt and bringing upon himself a 
humiliating punishment, showed greater courage than Samuel Sewall 
did when he stood with bowed head in the Old South Meeting-house 
and heard his confession read to the congregation. 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 87 

Mr Conquest plantacon & that ye sd francis shall have fifteene 
Lashes on ye bare backe after shee is delivered of ye child 
wch is conceived shee now goeth wth all " 

Upon ye peticon of Mr Robt powis Clerke It is ordered yt 
Simon handcocke shall bee authorized to gather ye sd powis his 
tythes in ye Easterne branch & yt according to act of assembly 
yt the parishoners of Lynhaven parish shall calle a Vestry on 
Easter next & chuse Churchwardens " 

Court held IS'*^ February 1649 "Upon ye peticon of Alex- 
ander Wooborne, It is ordered that Mr Jno Hill beeing one 
of ye Collectors for Mr Sampson Calvert Clercke his tythes 
shall pay unto ye sd AVooborne one hundred & Sixty pounds 
of tob°. beeing for making ye said Calvert clothing " 

Court held 26**^ March 1650 "Upon ye request of Capt Tho: 
Willoughby esqr (by his Sonne) an attache* Is graunted ag^* as 
much of ye estate of Sampson Calvert Clercke (when hee shall 
find it) as shall mak Sattisfaccon for Eyght hundred pounds 
of tob*^ . & Cask, w*^ Court Charges upon further order of the 
Court " 

" Lower Att a Co"^' held this fifteenth day of November 
Norff Anno dm 1650 

Cap* John Sibsey ] M^ John hill ] 

p'-esent M' Tho Lambert Com^"" M"" W"^ Moseley ! Com""* 

M"" Richard Conquest] Mr Lemuel Mason j 

" Uppon the peticon of Lancaster Lovitt Church warden of 
Linhaven prish Concerninge a debt of 750' : of tob : & Caske 
due from the Executo''^ of Anne hayes widdy deceased who 
was administratrix of Robte Hayes her husband deceased who 
stood indebted unto the aforesaid prish in the said some afore- 
said bill beinge longe since due, It is ordered the sd executo": 
of Anne Hayes widdy aforesaid shall pay tha foresaid some of 
750'. of tobacco & Caske wth the forbearance & Co""* Chardges :" 

" Whereas Lancaster Lovett Churchwarden for the prish 

of Linhaven hath prsented unto this Co": for a common 

blasphemer^ & swearer, both a home and abroad & for a most 

' It mnst not be thought that the people of Lower Norfolk were 
worse than were those of other sections. The ship (the Mayflower) 



88 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

impudent & shamefull carriage & behaviour towards a widdowe 
woman being his servant. It is therefore Ordered that a 

warrant issue forth Agt the said for his psonall 

appearance at the next Co'^': to make answer to the prsentmt : " 
" Uppon the peticon of Henerj Snayle as alsoe uppon the 
informacon of the Vestry of Lynhaven prish, that whereas 
the said Henery Snayle is an aged man & decrepitt and hav- 
inge a great Chardge of Chilldren, It is by this Co''': thought 
fitt & Ordered that the said Henery Snayle shall from hence- 
forward be free from all taxacons & Publique Levyes (Except- 
inge Church duties) " 

[7b be continued.'\ 



GRACE SHERWOOD THE VIRGINIA WITCH^ 

" Know all men by these p^'sents that I John Whitt of the 
parish of Linhaven and In the County of Lower norfolk Car- 
penter, Doe by these give unto James Sherwood' fifty Acres of 
Land Lieing and Being in the County of Lower norfolk in the 
parish of Linhaven the said land lieing upon the South Side of 
a Creeack the said Creek Commondly called by the name of 
Basnetts Creeck : and it lies along the Creek Sides from a 
Branch that there is hard by the sd : John Whits Cleare ground 
now know yee that I the Said John White doe by these p^'sents 

brought a miscellaneous company of good, bad and indifferent people. 
The good were in the minority; but they possessed the strength of 
their convictions, and were able, by their skill in government, to hold 
in check the turbulent elements with which they were accidentally 
associated. Of these immigrants Mr. Palfrey, in his "History of 
New England," says : Eleven are favorably known. The rest are 
either known unfavorably or else only by name. — From the Old 
Colony Town, page 27, by William Root Bliss. 

' This appeared in the William and Mary College Quarterly His- 
torical Papers for October, 1894. 

' At a court held for Lower Norfolk county, on the 16th of August, 

1678, "an order" was "granted James Sherwood ag* the Sherf e for 

1687 
the non-appearance of Wm Basnett, Seg^ " and on March 15th — x- 

he was reported by " M'' James dauge for nott " helping to clear "the 
highways and " make " a bridge over a Cypresse Swamp. " 



Grace Sherwood the Virginia Witch. 89 

give the said Land unto James Sharwood and unto his heires 
Executo* ; and Adminssfs for Ever with out any lett hinderance 
or fraud in any wise as wittness my hand this foure and twen- 
tieth day of may 1680 

Test : Richard Bonny — Acknowledged in Court John White 
John Gisborne — 15 octob"" 1680 

Test WH Porten CI Cor." 

" In the name of god amen I John White being Sick in 
body butt of pfect memory blessed be god, doe apoint this to 
bee my last will and testam*. Imp*", give my Soule to Almghty 
god & to Jesus Christ by whoes death & passion I hoope to 
have Remission of all my Sines, my worldly Estate as foiloweth, 
Item I give unto my Loveing Sone In Law James Sherwood 
all my Land, Item I give unto Jn°. Sevell one Cow & Calve, 
and a hayfer of 2 years old, an one Iron pott. Item I give unto 
mary Sevell one Cow & Calfe, Item I give unto James the Sone 
of James Sherwood, one two yeare old hayfer, Item I give unto 
Jn°. Cevell my great gun, Item I give unto Edward Attwood 
Scg^ one Cow Calve to Run w^^ the Increase on James Sher- 
woods Land & the sd James Sherwood to Look after them as 
after his owne. In wittnsse whereof I have heereunto Sett 
my hand, I Likewise make the sd James Sherwood my Sole 
Exequetor 

Signed Sealed In the p^'sence of 
us this d'"" day of feb 1680 John White & Seal 

Alexand'" Keeling Proved in Court ll**^ may 1681 

Jn° Corperhew Test W" Porten CI Cur " 

Know all men these p^'sents y* wee James Sherrwood and 
Grace^ Doe for a valluable Con Sideration in hand received of 

^ A great many fanciful things have been written about Grace Sher- 
wood's origin and position in life by ingenious authors, who, instead 
of searching the records for facts, have tortured their imaginations for 
theories. One writer thought she was a member of the despised free 
negro class, while she was, in fact, the daughter of a substantial 
mechanic and small land owner. 



90 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Cap* Plomer Bray : Doe for us ou'' heires Execq' Adm^ bar- 
gaine Sell Sett ov'' & alien unto the afore Said Bray his heires 
Exeq"" Adm' for Eve"" a parcell of Land out of a p^'Sell of Land 
which Land being given unto the Said Sherrwood his heires 
Execq' adm"^ or assignes p John White Carpenter w*^'': Land 
begins att a marched pine that parts a parcell of land Comonly 
Called p the name wilford which Said willford is in the pos- 
esion and occupation of the afore Said Cap* plomer Bray being 
parted p Marckt trees betwene the Said Bray Land and the 
afore Said peice of Land that wee James and Grace have Alien- 
ated unto y*^ Said Bray his heires Exeq' Adm"": and assignes for 
Eve'" Soe to a Marckt pine then westerly to a marckt popular 
and then North and by west to y'' Creecke and Soe a Long y® 
Creecke Comonly Called p the Name of Basnetts Creecke the 
Land upon the South Side to the first Station which land being 
about fifteene acres More or Less with all rights p^eviledges all 
mines and mineralls hunting hawking which Land wee James 
and Grace Doe from us ou"" heires Exeq' Adm''s Sell to the Said 
Bray his heires Execq'': Adm"" and assignes with warrantie of 
the Sd Land wee acknowledged ou'"Selves in the penall Summ 
of teen thousand pounds of tobac° that the a fore Said Land is 
noe way Incumbered Nor Noe p Son p any Meanes hath any 
Claime or Claimes Soe wee James and Grace Doe oblidge ou'- 
Selves ou"": heires Exeq'" adm''s that the afore Said Bray Shall 
Nott bee molested p us or ou"" heires Execq"" Adm'^s but y* Said 
Bray Shall peaceably Injoy posess the afore Said afore Said 
Land both for him Self his heires Exeq'" and Adm'" and wee 
James and Grace Doe this In wittness whereof wee Doe here Sett 
ou"" hands and Scales this 16*^ of May Ann° 1690 

James + S ^Sherwood and Sele 

' In the first half of the fifteenth century very few of the laity, even 
of the best families, could read or write, and for some hundreds of 
years very few members of the Order of Malta, though they were all 
of noble birth, could write their names, and even in the reign of Edward 
the Sixth, some of the members of Parliament could not read. Late 
in the fourteenth century, we are informed on good authority, no 
Scotch baron could write his name, and James Stewart, Sheriff of But 
and Arran, one of eight witnesses, four of them illiterate, to a docu- 
mented dated Edinburgh, February 13, 1552-3, said : " I, " "with my 
hand at the pen and led with the hand of Maister Thomas Briden, 



Grace Sherwood the Virginia Witch. 91 

Grace jji ^Sherwood and Seale 

Signed Sealed and Delivered Aiknowlidged 

In the p'^Sence of us in Court 15^^: 

Law Sawer Sep^ 1690 

James Jouseling Test AV" Porten CI Cur." 
Princess Anne Co. 



notar. " "In 1564, Kobert Scott of Thulstane, ancestor of Lord Napier, 
could not sign his name, " and three years later the marriage contract 
of Walter Scott of Harden was signed by a notary, because none of 
the parties were able to write their names. From 1551 to 1571, John 
Shakespeare, the poet's father, held several public positions under the 
town government of Stratford, and he, as did most of the members of 
the corporation, made his mark, and only seven persons of ninety, 
who signed some orders for Brighton in 1580, wrote their names, and 
less than one-half of the subscribers to a loyal petition from Bridge- 
water, in 1680, were able to write their names, and the English country 
gentleman of 1685 was barely able to write his name. In 1827 fifty- 
eight per cent of the young men intended for the French military 
service could neither read nor write, and in 1841-45 more than thirty- 
two per cent of the men in England and Wales who were married 
during that time, signed the marriage registers with marks, and in 1866, 
in Italy, fifty-nine per cent of the men who were married that year 
made their marks. Fourteen of thirty-five of the early settlers of 
Exeter, New Hampshire, July 4th, 1639, made their marks. In the 
compact made by the original settlers of Providence, Rhode Island, 
four of the thirteen signers made their marks. Nearly all of the early 
residents of Gravesend, New York, made their marks, "very few of 
the English settlers being able to write. " " Many of the early gentry 
of Maryland could not write their names," and one, if not more, of 
the earliest judges of the provincial court made his mark. The early 
Swedish settlers of Pennsylvania were very ignorant, and but few of 
them could write their names, and two members of the Colonial Coun- 
cil of Pennsylvania for 1681 made their marks. Miles Morgan a select- 
man of Springfield, Massachusetts, during the latter part of the seven- 
teenth century made his mark. Five of the twenty-three members of 
Captain Lawrence's company, Groton, Massachusetts, 1758, made their 
marks. The founders of several influential families in Southeast Vir- 
ginia were unable to write their names, and one of them was a church- 
warden. 

^Judith Shakespeare, the poet's youngest daughter, could not write 
her name, and "in the early part of the eighteenth century many 
of the ladies of the highest rank in Scotland could not write, and some 
of them could not even read. " In New England, from 1690-1713, the 
daughters of men of high official position were often compelled to 



92 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

At a Court held the 4*'^ Day of ffebruary 169| 
Coll Anthony Lawson 
p^'sent m*" Ben°. Burrough M'' Edward Moseley \ y x- 

Cap*. Jn°. Thorowgood Cap\ W°^ Moseley j ^"^"^^^ 

James Sherwood and Grace his wife Suing Richd Capps in 
an action of Defamacon, Damages fifty pnds sterl,andthe Def*^ 
failing to appeare, & the SherifFe to take security, order is 
granted the Said Sherwood ag®* the Sheriife for it shall appeare 
due unless he produce him next Court attachm* granted y® 
sheriffe &*' 

Princess Anne Co 

At a Court held the third day of March 169| 
p^'sent Coll: Anthony Lawson M"" Edward Moseley \ t x- 

M^ Ben° Burrough M'-Evan Jones / ^"^"^^^ 
The Difference between James Sherwood and Grace his wife 
plaintiffes, and Richard Capps Def ' being Ended by the parties, 
is Ordered to be Dismist 
Princess Anne Co 

Att a Court held the 10'^ of Sep* 1698 
Coll Anthony Lawson 
M'" Benony Burrough M*^ Evan Jones 
Cap* ffrancis Morse M'^ Henry Woodhouse 
M"^ Edward Moseley Cap* W" Moseley 

" James Sherwood and Grace his wife sueing John Gisburne 
and Jane his wife in a Action of Slander setting forth by his 
petition that the Defend*^ had wronged Defamed and abused the 
said Grace in her good name and reputation saying that she is 
a Witch and bewitched their Cotton & prays Judgment against 
the said Gisburne for 100^ Sterling damage with Cost to which 
the Defend* pleadeth not guilt}^ the whole matter being put to 
a Jury who bring in their Verdict asfolloweth Wee of the Jury 

make a mark. A project to establish a school for girls at Plymouth, 
Massachusetts, in 1793, was opposed, "because it might teach wives 
how to correct their husband's errors in spelling." Forty-eight per 
cent of the women who were married in England and Wales from 
1841-45 made their marks in signing the marriage register, and seventy- 
eight per cent of the women who were married in Italy, in 1866, 
made their marks. 



Grace Sherwood the Yirginia Witch. 93 

find for the DefeucF. ffrancis Saver foreman Christoph'" Cocke 
Otho Russell mark Powell Thomas Walker George Warrington 
Rob'^ Renney Robert Richmond John Keeling Thomas Hall 
Henry Spratt Adam Hayes upon the Defend*^ motion It is 
Ordered that the Juries Verdict be Recorded and Judgment is 
granted upon the same that the suit be dismist." 

"James Sherwood and Grace his wife suing Anthony Barnes 
and Elizabeth his wife in an action of Slander setting forth by 
their petition that the s^ Elizab*^ had wronged and abused the 
said Grace in her good name & reputation saying the s^ Grace 
came to her one night & rid her and went out of the Key hole 
or crack of the door like a black Catt &c prayes Judgment for 
lOO"^ sterling damage with Cost : to which the Defend*^ pleadeth 
not guilty. The whole matter being put to a Jury who bring 
in their Verdict as followeth Wee of the Jury find for the 
Defen* ffrancis Sayer fforeman, Christopher Cocke, Otho Rus- 
sell, Mark Powell Thomas Walker George Warrington Rob* 
Renney Robert Richmond John Keeling Thomas Hall henry 
Spratt adam Hayes upon the Defendants motion it is Ord*^ 
that the Juries Verdict be Recorded and Judgment is granted 
upon the same that the suit be dismist." 

" Martha Ward haveing attended the Court four dayes an 
Evidence for James Sherwood against John Gisburne It is 
Ordered that the said Sherwood pay her for the s'' four days 
attendance according to Law with Cost als Execution." 

" Susanna Williams haveing attended the Court four dayes an 
Evidence for James Sherwood ag®*^ John Gisburne It is ordered 
that the said Sherwood pay her for the said four days attend- 
ance with Cost als Ex? 

" John Lewis and his wife haveing attended the Court four 
dayes an Evidence for James Sherwood ag^* John Gisburne It 
is Ordered that the said Sherwood pay to Each of them four 
days attendance with Cost als Ex°" 

" Thomas Williams and Elizabeth his wife haveing attended 
Court four days apeice as evidences for James Sherwood against 
John Gisburne It is Ordered that the said Sherwood pay to 
each of them for the said four dayes attendance according to Law 
with Cost als Ex?" 

" Owen macgravy haveing attended the Court four dayes an 



94 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Evidence for James Sherwood against Anthony Barnes It is 
ordered that the said Sherwood pay him for the said four days 
attendance according to Law with Cost als Ex? " 

" Edward Baker haveing attended the Court four days an 
Evidence for James Sherwood ag^*^'anthony Barnes, It is Ordered 
that the said Sherwood pay him for the said four days attend- 
ance according to Law with Cost als Ex " 

" John James haveing attended the Court three days an 
Evidence for James Sherwood against Anthony Barnes It is 
Ordered that the said Sherwood pay him for the said three 
dayes attendance according to Law with Cost als Ex? " 

[To be continued.'] 



ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK MARRIAGE BONDS 

1797 

[Continued from page 47] 

Sept 6"' Richard Payn and Miss Nancy Burkett ^ 
Alex Moseley C. n. b. c. Richard Payn George Suggs 
Sept 8"^ John Havan and Miss Mary Munroe 
Alex Moseley John Havan, mark John Logan 
Sept 9*'' Alexander McDannell and Mrs Peggy Fitzpatrick 
Swepson Whitehead D. C. Alexander McDannell, mark 
John Richardson 

Oct 8*^ John Dunn and Miss Polly Billups 

Wm Sharp John dunn George Billups 

Oct 9*^ Michael Mann and Mrs Rebecca Lee 

William Sharp Michael Mann George Murphy 

Nov 1^' Benjamin Pollard and Mrs Caroline H Norton 

Alex'' Moseley Ben Pollard Ja' Taylor 

Nov 4*^ Ebenezer Thomas and Miss Mariah Patterson 

Alex Moseley Ebenezer Thomas John Warner 

Nov 10*^ Henry B Fitzgerald and ]\Iiss Ann Douglass 

Alex'" Moseley Hen B Fitzgerald Francis Foster 

Nov lO**" John Gray and Mrs Nancy Coates 

^ Sister in law to Abby Burkett. 



Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860. 95 

Alex Moseley John Gray John Abbott 

Nov 11'^ Henry Sample and Miss Dinah Bevans 

Henry Sample, mark, Francis Drake ^ 
Nov 15'^'^ Hance Hanson and Mrs Jennet Conelly 
Alex Moseley c.n.b.c. Hance Hanson, mark, Pittor gryndal 
Nov 15''' Thos Traill and Miss Jenny Gibson 
Alex Moseley Thos Traill, mark, Margret Burke 
Dec 12^'' John Brown and Miss Elizabeth Hatchings 
Alex"^ Moseley c. n. b. c. John Brown Ko Boush 



PEOPERTY OWNERS NORFOLK COUNTY" 1860 

( Sub Division No 1 ) 



George Ash (M') 




50 


Hine Borlen 


50 


Jane Ash (B^) 




50 


James Bell 600 


50 


Esther Ash (B) 




10 


James Britton 2100 


2100 


Allen Alexander (B) 


50 


Temperance Boutwell 




Lucy Alexander (M) 


50 


600 


100 


Ayram Artsman 




150 


Eugene Brady 


200 


Jno Q Adams 




100 


Lemuel Benton 


200 


Frances Anderton 




100 


Ed G Baily 950 


100 


Sam^ Barrington 




1000 


Margarett Brittingham 


100 


Robt P Butts 




150 


Joseph P Brittingham 


75 


Wesley Beale 




25 


Thomas Bailey 


25 


Geo Bailey 




100 


W^ R Brady 550 


50 


^ym g Brotherton 


400 


50 


W° H Barrett 


50 


Joshua Buskey 


600 


50 


James W Bunch 


50 



' The most prominent colored man of his time in Norfolk. On p. 40 
Meissen should be Meifren, Wallac should be Wallae, Godinicus 
should be Godineus 
* City of Portsmouth State of Virginia 
To Wit 
This is to certify that D. S. "Walton has this day made oath before 
me Edward Kearns a Justice of said City that this schedule is correct. 
Given under my hand.this St^^day of December 1860. 

Edward Kearns, J. P. 

2 Real ^Personal ^Mulatto « Black. 



96 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 





R 


p 




R 


p 


Chaney Brown (B' 


) 


20 


Matthew Floyd 


1200 


100 


James Benston 


1200 


40 


John Fleming 




30 


Rosa Brice 


600 


100 


Lavinia Ford 




100 


John Benson 15400 


17700 


N S Forbes 


8000 


13000 


Fanny Bell (B) 




20 


Mary P Godwin 


1600 


200 


John D Bland 




500 


James Gaskins 




100 


James Cruney (M' 


) 


20 


Patrick M Gilmer 


25 


Mary Cruney (M) 




20 


Ed W Grant 




150 


Peter Cosgrove 




50 


Ed B Gay 




60 


Patrick Cosgrove 




40 


Jno H Gressett 




50 


Jesse L H Carr 




200 


Joseph C Glenan 


450 


50 


W" Consol 




50 


Alex Gaines 


1400 


100 


Jas Creekmore 


750 


50 


Mary Haley 




25 


Mary J Culpeppr 


(M) 


50 


Geo C Hurst 




100 


Gotlib Crager 


800 


100 


Ed Hall 




50 


Geo R Clifton 




50 


James Haynes 




100 


James Craft 




200 


Olmstead Hollo^\ 


ay 




Margt A Ditton 




30 




300 


50 


W" J Diggs 




50 


Wilson W Halstead 




Joshua Daly 


1000 


100 




400 


100 


W"" Dozier 




50 


W^ T Hall 


3700 


1000 


James Dozier 


700 


50 


Wellington D Hall 




Thos R Darden 




150 




2500 


150 


Sarah A Eskridge 






Joseph Hall 




50 




5000 


9700 


John Hargrove 




50 


Thomas Elliott (M) 


100 


Sarah Hargrove 




150 


Thos Etheridge 


500 


50 


W" J Hunt 




400 


Saml B Etheridge 




25 


Jno Hunt 




50 


Chas Evans 


2000 


1000 


E A Hatton 




600 


Sarah J Edwards 




50 


John G Hatton 20000 


13000 


JnoCP Edwards 10000 


8275 


Samuel Ives 


500 


50 


Jas Findley 




100 


Sarah Jarvis 




25 


W" Fitchett 




100 


Tully G Johnson 


450 


50 


Jos P Foiles 




50 


Corbie Joyner 




50 


Smith Fentriss 


1000 


100 


John G King 




300 


David Fentriss 


1000 


150 


John T King 




200 


Caleb Fleming 


1000 


100 


John Kenedy 


700 


150 


Elizabeth Friedland 


100 


Emma Lilly (M) 




30 



Pkoperty Owners, Norfolk County, 1860. 



97 



R 


p 




E 


p 


John Lindsay 


50 


Samuel Rhodes 


650 


30 


Chas Leigh 


25 


Robt H Ripley 




50 


Louis Leigh 


60 


John A Richardson 




F W Leraosey 10000 


1000 




1000 


100 


James Matthews 


25 


George Ross 




40 


Jas Magi n ley 


250 


Jas Ross 




50 


Mary McDonald 1600 


40 


Sam^ Ridley 




25 


Giles TMinton 1500 


500 


Phoebe A Rickets 




25 


Rc<^ Merrill 1500 


400 


P A Stover 40000 




W" Maund 300 


100 


Geo A Smith 




50 


Theodore Menser 


100 


Ann M Seherrar 


1000 


200 


Albert Mahone 1300 




Decteur Sykes 


600 


100 


Jno C Matthews 1025 


50 


Margarett Sparr 


250 




C H Mallary 


60 


Caleb Sparr 


500 




John C Marsh 


30 


Jno W Shepard 




50 


R H F McWilkie 




Howell Scarboro 




30 


4000 


3500 


John Spears 


500 


200 


W" P Nicholson 1000 


1200 


Rebecca Spears 




25 


^ym Newton 


20 


Eliza Skipton 




25 


W A Niemeyer 6000 


1000 


Mark Skipton 




25 


Sarah Orton (B) 


50 


Elizabeth Scarf 




50 


Fred Only 


25 


Jackson Smith 


800 


150 


Portsmouth Orphan 




Roxanna Stafford 




50 


Asylum 6000 


30700 


W°^ Stevens 




100 


Riddick Pierce (B) 


15 


Ernest Sherman 




30 


Thos H Powell 


200 


America Sparrow 


(B) 


20 


Lavin Petit 1400 


50 


Comfort Saunders 


(M) 


20 


Mary Ann Parker 




H A Tuthill 


1000 


500 


18000 


7000 


Mary Tiernan 


400 


50 


ISIary Parker 


30 


James Tho^ Tines 


(M) 


50 


Thos Parker 550 


50 


Luther Tyson 




50 


Robt Parker 


30 


Augustine Tabb 


4000 


2500 


D B Phillips 300 


4600 


Susanna Turner 


500 


50 


W^F Phillips 20000 




Fanny Tatum 


1000 


250 


Roberta Phillips 


500 


Mary L Tatum 


900 




Ann Pavers 


2000 


Avoca M Tatum 


900 




Ann Rogers 


150 


R'^'^ B Taylor 




150 


Margarett Roper 


20 


Susanna Toppin 


6000 


500 



98 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



B P 

Eachael Wesley (B) 50 

Mary Ann Wilson (B) 500 

Jacob Widgeon 1000 100 

Marshall P Whitehurst 200 

Martha Waller 25 

Jas H Walker 50 

Alfred Whitehurst 40 

Josiah White 600 50 

Walter Williams 100 40 



R P 

W" A Wayne 500 

Vincent Walker 6000 200 
Lydia F Whitehurst 

800 50 

Jesse Whitehead 700 75 

W^ Williams 50 

Mary A Wingate 600 700 

Saml Wilson 200 



A DOCTOR'S BILL, 1772. 
M" Eliz*'^ Moseley 



1772 



To D' Jn° Shepherd Est D^ 



March 23'^ A Visit— 10/ A Saline Julep 8/ 
24 Visit 10/ A Mixture 10/ 



— 18—0 
1_00— 

£ 1—18-0 



Norfolk 10**^ Aug^* 1772 Thomas Hall made oath this day 
before me this is a true Copy from Docf Shepherds books 

Received aug* 10, 1774 from M' Whitehurst 
One pound & thirteen shillings on acco* Bassett Moseley 

of the above for the administrators 

N B, five shillings he looks "» Richard Marshall 

upon to be an overcharge j 



HARP AND PIANO OWNERS, PORTSMOUTH, 


1855^ 


Moss W Arraistead 


300 


Henry Buff 


200 


A L Allen 


100 


R M Boykin 


400 


Geo M Bain Jr 


150 


John Brownley 


150 


Thos Brooks Jr 


300 


Mary A Binford 


100 


Jos A Bilisoly 


100 


Jos Bourke 


200 



1 Taken from the report of Madison Jordan "A Commissioner of the 
Revenue in the town of Portsmouth for the year 1855." 



Harp and Piano Owners, Portsmouth, 1855. 



99 



O D Ball 


250 


J H Myers 


200 


L W Boutwell 


250 


John C Neaville 


300 


Mary M Butt 


150 


William Outten 


300 


V B Bilisoly 


150 


Bernard O'Neal 


50 


W^ Collins 


150 


W°^ H Peters 


200 


George Chambers 


50 


John L Porter 


300 


W^ B Collins 


125 


Robt Porter 


125 


S Cowley 


75 


Mary A Parker 


300 


John Cocke 


100 


W" V Peel 


150 


Alex T Culpepper 


50 


W^ Pettit 


25 


John K Cooke 


200 


James Parker 


200 


Saml G City 


75 


Geo W Peete 


200 


Margaret Davis 


50 


AV" R Page 


150 


John B Davis 


100 


Robt C Rodman 


150 


C Y Diggs 


200 


Anna M Redick 


250 


W°^ W Davis 


250 


Thos Robinson 


100 


Arthur Emmerson 


250 


J N Schoolfield 


200 


John H Gregory 


150 


George Sirian 


100 


Susana Ghio 


250 


John Talbot 


200 


John A Green 


120 


Robt J Taylor 


200 


Chas A Grice 


200 


Danl J Turner 


150 


Marg* A Hargroves 


150 


John Tart 


200 


Saml T Hart 


100 


Fannie Toomer 


50 


John G Hatton 


400 


John Vermillion 


150 


y^ R Hunter 


75 


Francis Walsh 


50 


John Hodges 


50 


N B Webster 


150 


Jas G Harvy 


200 


Lemuel W Williams 


150 


Thomas Hume 


280 


Holt Wilson 


200 


J A Jenkins 


200 


Sallie Wilson 


50 


Geo P Kneller 


200 


W" H Wilson 


300 


Harvy AY King 


250 


Alfred M Wilson 


100 


F W Lemosey 


300 


Saml Watts 


40 


Geo Lumly 


70 


A T Whittekind 


175 


W" G Maupin 


50 


P Williams 


120 


Geo W O Maupin 


300 


Moses P Young 


300 


W" M Mahoney 


200 


Jno H Wingfield 


200 



100 Lower Nokfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY THE REV W^^ 
DAWLEY, P. A. COUNTY. 

1797 

James Cason & Frances Moore 
Erasmus Cason & Frances Moses 
Joshua Moore & Elizabeth Lovitt 
George Berry & Mary Hall 
Malachi Whitehurst & Nancy Smith 

1798 

James Shipp & Sary Cox 
Hilary Brown & Sarah Meclenan 
Caleb Brown & Sarah Land 
Elijah Sharwood & Nancy Kiusey 
John Harrison & Anne Cason 
John Smith & Anne Capps 
John Bonney & Sarah Lewis 
John Cornish & Winney Miller 

List made July 7'^" 1800 and returned Sept 1^^ 1800 

Thomas Jones & Fanny Stiring 
Israil Fisher & Avey Doudge 
William West & Anna Capps 
James Bonney & Elizabeth Kinsey 
Caleb Dawley & Nancy Cox 
David Fentress & Abia Frizel 
William Johnson & Delia Whitehead 
Henry Sikes & Jememia Dyre 
Moses Cason & Anne Morriss 
Hillary Whitehurst & Nancy Barnes 
John Cox & Mary Whitehurst 
Anthony Simmons & Betsey Ward 
Thomas Strahum & Molley Davis 
John Williamson & Frances Fentress 
Moses Bonney & Margerret Senecar 
Jesse Seneca & Mary Lovett 
John Shepheard & Lydia Land 
Nathaniel Brock and Peggey Oacum 



Sept 


19 


Oct 


4 


Dec 


13 


(C 


28 


a 


16 


Jany 


10 


Feb 


24 


Mar 


13 


April 


I 3 


a 


19 


May 


4 


Feb 


28 


May 


7 



July 


4 


Aug 


5 


Sept 


1 


Nov 


11 


Dec 


16 



Marriages Performed by Rev. Wm. Dawley. 101 

John Purdy and Mary Cox 
Willoughby West & Frances Fentress 
John ISIoore and Mary Doudge 
Solomon Williams & Mary Davis 
Solomon Lane & Lydia Dyer 
Jonathan Frizel & Amy James 



1800 

William Straughan & Elizabeth Kelley 
Tulley Doudge & Frankey Cox 
John Bonney & Jacame Heath 
Sampson Whitehurst & Elizabeth Corprew 
David Buston & Patsey Timberleg 

1801 

Edward Brown & Julia Coats 
Henry James & Frankey Kinsey 
John Cornish & Betsey Barnes 
Tully Barnes & Nancy Whitehurst 
Gidian Moses & Anney Kinsey 
David Capps & Lydia Moore 
John Simpson & Mary Booth 
Arthur Williams & Julia Sikes 
William Batten & Fanny Lovitt 
Ch^ Capps & Prudey Whitehurst 

1802 

Moses MCClenahan & Elizabeth Wright 
Malache Moore & Frankey Whitehead 
W™ Dier & Jacomine Dier 
J* Whitehurst & Jacomine Whitehurst 
Henry Whitehurst & Elizabeth Booth 
Ruben Douge & Nancy Moses 
Joseph Corprew & Margaret Keys 
Josiah Suggs & Polly Whitehurst 
Henry Edwards & Pheby Whitehurst 
Joseph Lawrence & Rebeca Coates 



Jany 


10 


Mar 


20 


Apri 


I 2 


Aprl 


22 


Feb 


3 


Apri 


I 6 


Sept 


24 


Nov 


21 



Mav 


4 


Mai- 


5 


Jan 


12 


Apr 


28 


Jan 


14 


July 


15 


Aug 


18 


a 


30 


(( 


2 


a 


6 



102 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

1803 

Apri 22 Thomas Dudley & Julia Salmons 

Feb 23 John DuflPy & Mary Ann Fountain 

Jan 13 Rich<^ Salmons & Elizabeth Purdy 

Mch 11 Christ Wright & Ledia Shepard 

May 24 HenyDawley & Priscilla Shipp 

Mar 7 Frances Douge & Sally Carrol 

Return Made July 2^^^, 1803.^ 

Kedar Flanagan & Polly Barnes 
Moses Capps & Jaca Kemp 
William Capps & Nancey Land 
Adam Lovitt & Salley Whitehurst 
William Kinsey & Avery Capps 

\_To be continued.'] 



NORFOLK THEATRES OF THE OLDEN TIME.^ 

A writer in the Norfolk Herald, June 19, 1839, on the occa- 
sion of the laying of the corner stone of the Avon Theatre that 
stood where the police station now is, says : An octogenarian 
friend gives the reminiscences of the theatricals of the bor- 
ough in his juvenile days. The theatre was quite well patron- 
ized before the Revolution. The theatre building then was a 
wooden structure that had originally been built for a pottery. 
It stood in the rear of a lot on the south side of Main street, 
somewhere about King's lane, on the river margin. There 
was no regular theatre until 1793, when a large wooden ware- 
house on Calvert's lane, in the rear of Hotel Norfolk now 
stands, was used. In 1795 a large new brick theatre was built 
on the east side of Fenchurch street, between Main and Ber- 
muda streets, and was used as such until 1833, when it was 
sold to Dr. John French for the Methodist Protestant Church. 
It was burned some time about 1846 or later. It was in this 
latter theatre Booth made his appearance after his arrival in 
Norfolk from Madeira in 1825. Thomas B. Rowland. 

' The marriage bonds show that the return was made in 1804. 
'Appeared in the Norfolk Landmark for Sunday, July 31, 1898. 



Vhe ♦ * ♦ ♦ ♦ 

jCower ^orfaik 
County Vir^finic^ 
Antiquary * * 



• •• 



CONTENTS, NO. 2, PART 4. 

Marriage Performed by the Eev. Charles Henley, 103 

Books for Sale, 107 

Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860, 109 

Baptist Church, Princess Anne County, 1764, 113 

Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1798, 116 

The Church in Lower Norfolk County, J 20 

Marriages Performed by Rev. William Dawley, 129 

"My Mother," 1^2 

Sewing Bill, 1774, 138 

Grace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch, i;?9 

A Wagon for the Army 1 42 

Education, 1-12 



CONTENTS, NO. 2, PART 3. 

Marriages Performed by Revs. W™- Morriss and James Dawley, . 75 

"My Mother," 79 

The Church in Lower Norfolk County, 83 

Grace Sherwood, Virginia Witch, 88 

Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 94 

Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860, 95 

A Doctor's Bill, 1772, 98 

Harp and Piano Owners, Portsmouth, 1855, 98 

Marriages Performed by the Rev. W™- Dawley, 100 

Norfolk Theatres of the Olden Time, 102 



For sale by George M. West Company, Richmond, Va. 






No. 2, Part 4. 



THE 







EDITED BY 

EDWARD W. JAMES. 



BALTIMORE, MD. 
The Friedenwald Co., Printers. 




Antiquary. 



Copyrighted 

BY 

EDWARD W. JAMES, 
1899. 



THE 

LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 
VIRGINIA ANTIQUARY. 



MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY REV CHARLES 
HENLEY P. A. COUNTY. 

1800^ 
Dec 24 Henry Land and Letia Woodhouse 

1802 

Feb 9 James Gaskins and Nancy Sbeperd 

" 27 Robt Pebbworth and Anna Moseley 

Mar 24 J' Moore and Sally Murden 

April 12 Hillary Sherwood and Anna Morris^ 

May 2 Henry Brock and Elizabeth Pritchard 

June 7 Abraham Consolvo Willeroy and Priscilla Cox^ 

July 20 James Robinson and IMary Cavender* 

Aug 10 Henry Lovett and Mary Lovett^ 

Sept 12 W'" Yangover and Amy Mills^ 

Nov 6 Edward James and Elizabeth Bartee 

Dec 14 W™ Tayner and Frances Henley 

" 26 W™ Moore and Amy James'' 

1803^ 

Jany 5 Anthony Butt and Sarah Grimstead 
" 12 Enock Raney and Frankey Gornto 
" 20 William James and Dinah Simmons 

•By Charles Henley 'WofW. 'WofE. "WofH. C. ^WofT. H. 
« W of S. M. ■> W of J. J. * By Charles Henley Se^ 



104 Lower Noefolk County Yikginia Antiquary. 

Ap 1 Henry Lamount and Amy Shepard 

" 3 John Morriset and Mary Raney 

" 5 John Weldon Broughton and Sally Hutchings 

" 24 Joshua Flannagan and Amy Mason 

May 14 Joshua Wright and Polley Lovett^ 

" 27 Reuben Lovett and Ana Bray^ 

" 29 Arther Barnes and Polley Robinson 

June 15 Thomas Cavender and Amy Dawley 

July 17 William Morriss and Sally Shepard 

Aug 25 John Moore and Sarah Brinson^ 

Sep 15 Caleb Vangover and Kezia Brock* 

" 22 Henry Spratt Se' and Mary Cooper^ 

" 24 Thomas Wilkins and Nancy Shipp^ 

Oct 1 Josiah Woodhouse and Frankey Flanagan 

" 6 Phillip Whitchard and Amy Kelley' 

Nov 3 Batson Land and Sally Corprew^ 

Dec 9 Francis Oliver and Mrs Elizabeth Moore 

" 14 Henry Legett and Nancy Malbone^ 

" 24 Batson Doudge and Frances Hart 

1805^" 

Feb 7 Edw*^^^ James and Miss Janet Henley 

" 13 Henry Land Jun'" and Miss Peggy Murden 

" 16 Peter Fentress and Miss Nancy Fentress 

Mar 7 Charles Woodhouse and Miss Nancy Pallett 

" 21 William James and Miss Elizabeth Atwood 

May 23 Jonathan Whitehurst and Miss Frances M^.Call 

Aug 15 John Franklin and Mrs Jacamine Fountain 

" 21 John Buskey and Mrs Sally Pebworth 

Sep 8 Edward James and Miss Nancy Atwood 

" 8 Thomas Keeling and Miss Frances Broughton 

Oct 3 Solomon Capps and Miss Nancy Heath 

" 15 Richard Whitehurst and Miss Keziah Brown 

" 17 John Whitehurst and Miss Frankey Raney 

" 28 John Fentress and Miss Frances Whitehurst 

Dec 12 John Bonney and Miss Elizabeth Malbone 

ID of James L. *D of Jonathan B. ^ D of Cornils B. "WofW. B. 
«WofJ. C. "DofS. S. 'W. ofC. K. 8D. ofThosC. 

3 D. of P. M. '0 By Charles Henley Jun"- " Son of John 



Makkiages Performed, P. A. County. 105 

1806^ 

Jany 15 Lemuel Malbone and Miss Mary Cason 

" 18 Hen^ Whitehurst and Jaca Fentress 

Feb 27 John M^'Clean and Margaret Brock 

May 22 Anthony Barnes and Miss Sarah James 

June 18 W" B Wilkens and Peggy Shepherd 

" 24 Moses Wilbourn and Susan Sutten 

" 12 Charles Barnes and Sarah Lovitt 

Dec 4 John James and Betsey Moore 

" 11 Copeland Peirce and Ann Land 

" 16 W^ M<^Clean and Mary Fentress 

" 17 Batson Cason and Mary Flanagan 

" 20 John Lovitt and Peggy Norris 

" 29 Henry Legget and Mary Moore 

1807 

Jan 22 Richard Douge and Miss Polly Batten 

Feb 22 TuUy Moore and Betsey Malbone 

April 9 Enoch Moore and Fernelia Trower 

May 27 John Cannon and Jaca Cason 

Aug 15 Simon Smith and Mary Lester 

" 20 W^ Flanagan and Elizabeth Mills 

Sep 15 Moses Land and Mrs Nancy Munden 

Oct 13 J® Woodhouse and Amey Gisbon 

Dec 1 W^ Bonney and Miss Mary Cumberfoot 

Year not Given^ 

Feb 11 W^ Brewer and Miss Ann Mills 

" 28 Tho« Stone and Sarah Eaton 

Mar 19 Nathan Flanagan and Salley Cumberfoot 

" 26 Charles Campbell and Mary Wilbur 

April 7 Nathan Bonney and Amey Cumberfoot 

" 7 Joshua Robinson and Mary Bonney 

" 6 James Petree and Susanna Cavender 

May 4 Charles H Burgess and Sarah Carraway 

" 14 Tho^ Bonney and Betsy Jarvise 

* By Charles Henly. ^ Marriage bonds show that it was 1808 



106 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

July 14 W^ White and Jemima Smith 
" 21 Isaac Widgeon and Elizabeth Pallett 
Oct 7 Langley Land and Polly Morrisett 

Year not Given^ 

W"^ Land and Polly Stone 
Edw^ Bonney and Fanny Cason 
James Braithwait and Sally Walker 
Ric*^ Douge and Polly Gornto 
Fre*^ Ansell and Peggy Cason 
John Lovitt and Nancey Norris 
John Franklin and Lydia Chappie 
Henry Trower and Mary Simmons 
John Bonney and Lovey Malboue 
John Atwood and Fanny Padon 
Tho® Robinson and Amey ]\PCoy 
Fr® Ackiss and Anne Heath 
John Petty and Miss Peggy Woodhouse 

1810 

William Banks to Miss Eliz'^*'^ Berry 

Edw'^ Brown and Miss Mary Moore 

Tho^ Woodhouse and Miss Betsey Woodhouse 

Ezekiel Newell and Mrs Mary Shepard 

Tho^ Corprew and Miss Lydia Malbone 

W™ B Wilkens and Miss Amy Bonney 

W" Axtead and Mrs Sarah Brown 

James Moore and Miss Amy Ward 

W^illiam Brown and Miss Martha Woodhouse 

Daniel Whitehurst and Miss Eliz*'' Land 

Rich*^ Eaton and Miss Eliz^^ Whitehurst 

1811 

Jn° Buskey and Miss Mary Roberts 
Gideon Bonney and Miss Amey Lewis 
James M^'Clelau and Miss Amey Land 
Emperor James and Miss Francis Morriset 

^ M. bonds show it was 1809. 



Jany 


17 


Cl 


24 


Mar 


9 


May 


4 


(C 


20 


June 


1 


a 


13 


(( 


20 


July 


29 


Aug 


24 


Sep 


27 


Nov 


9 


(( 


30 


Jan 


2 


Feb 


7 


Mar 


1 


May 


1 


Aug 


2 


a 


2 


Sep 


4 


(( 


14 


(( 


15 


a 


25 


Dec 19 


Jan 


8 


Feb 


9 


n 


23 


June 


27 



July 


4 


Aug 


20 


(( 


1 


« 


1 


(C 


28 


Oct 


2 


Dec 27 


Jan 


1 


Feb 


5 


(( 


20 


(( 


22 


Mar 


5 


(( 


12 


May 


21 


July 


29 


Oct 27 


Nov 19 


Dec 17 


(( 


17 


a 


19 


u 


23 


(( 


26 



Books for Sale. 107 

William Trower and Miss Sarah Simmons 
Malacki Fentress and Miss Betsey Fentress 
Henry Simmons and Miss Elizabeth Eaton 
William Fentress and Miss Sally Lewis 
Henry Land and Miss Frankey Brown 
Edward James and Miss Sarah Waterman 
Henry Murden and Miss Eliza**^*^ Stone 

1812 

Jn° Fathery and Miss Frances Banks 
Solomon Waterman and Miss Betsey Casteen 
Andrew Laud and Miss Elizabeth James 
Willis Langley and Miss Lovey Whitehurst 
Enock Capps and Miss Betsey Capps 
Rewbin Fountain and Miss Sally Boush 
Moses Bonney and Miss Lovey Capps 
Thomas Shepard and Miss Sally Casteen 
Charles Moore and Miss Fernelia Moore 
Thomas Wilkins and Miss Salley Barnes 
John Robertson and Miss Peggy Roberts 
William Wilkins and Miss Sarah Hill 
Solomon Capps and Mrs Sally Braithwait 
Robert Benthall and Miss anna Buskey 
James Heath and Miss sally Whitehurst 

\_To be continued.'] 



BOOKS FOR SALE. 

" Just received a valuable collection of Books and Stationary, 
among which are 

Ramsay's Life of Washington, 1 vol. Carr's Ireland, 1 vol. 
Carr's tour through Holland, 1 vol. vol. 8th Laws of the 
United States; Life of Beatie, 1 vol. London Medical and 
Physical Journal, 15 vol. Vanbrugh's Plays, 2 vol. Johnsons 
Works, 15 vol. Ferguson's Lectures, 2 vol. Opie's Simple 
Tales, 2 vol. Wild Flowers by Bloomfield, 1 vol. Triumphs of 



108 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Temper, 1 vol. Thomson's Family Physician ; Modernship of 
Fools, a poem ; Guide to Domestick Happiness ; Beatles of 
History ; Newton's Works, 6 vol. Bell's British Poets, 61 vol. 
calf gilt; Viner's Abridgement, 30 vol. Hale's Pleas of the 
Crown, 2 vol. Coke upon Littleton, 3 vol. Watson's Law of 
Partnership, Bacons Abridgement, 7 vol. Burrow's Reports 5 
vol. Modern Reports, 12 vol. Durnford and Easts Reports 8 
vol. Wentworth's Pleadings, 10 vol. Tucker's Blackstone, 5 
vol ; Call's Washington's and Cranch's Reports ; Revised Code, 
vol 1 ; Pleasures of Imagination ; Newton on the Prophe- 
cies, 3 vol. Shakspeore, 12 vol. Hugh Trevour, 4 vol. Caleb 
Williams, 3 vol. Cavallos Philosophy, 4 vol. Rownings Philo- 
sophy, 2 vol Nicholson's Philosophy 2 vol Brown's Dictionary 
of the Bible, 2 vol Campbell on Miracles, 2 vol Elements of 
Philosophy of the Mind ; Burk's Works, 4 vol. do on the sub- 
lime ; Memoirs of Cumberland ; American Revolution by 
Mrs. Mercy Warren, 3 vol; Schrevelle's Greek Lexicon; 
Oddy on European Commerce, 2 vol ; Select Speeches, Forensic 
and Parliamentary, 4 vol. Aldini on Galvanism; Motherby's 
Medical Dictionary, folio ; Junius's Letters 2 vol plates ; 
Darwin's Poetical Works, 3 vol, coloured plates; Miseries of 
Life ; Gillie's Greece, 4 vol. Map of Europe ; Belsham's History 
of Great Britain, from 1688 to 1802, 12 vol ; History of England 
by Hume and others, 12 vol; Diversions of Purley, 2 vol, 
quarto ; Works of James Harris, Esq. 2 vol. quarto ; History 
of Mexico 2 vol. quarto ; Select British Classicks, 39 vol. 
Paradise Lost, hot pressed, plates, quarto ; German Theatre, 6 
vol. Malthus on population, 2 vol. Lavater, 3 vol octavo, with 
360 plates; Anquetill's Universal History, 9 vols, Mavor's 
Universal History, 25 vol. King of Prussia's Works, 13 vol. 
Pope's Homer by Wakefield, 11 vol. Hoole's Ariosto, 5 vol. 
Francis's Horace, 4 vol. Glover's Leonidas, 2 vol. do. Anthe- 
niad, 3 vol. Southey's Poemes, 2 vol ; Rural Philosopher, a 
Poem ; Suicide, a Poem ; Tales of Superstition ; Pleader's 
Guide, a Poem; The Chase; Nicholsons Dictionary of Chem- 
istry, 2 vol quarto. Rosseau's Emelius, 2 vol. Rollin's Antient 
History, 10 vol. Laughorne's Plutarch, 6 vol. British Plutarch, 
6 vol. Mavors Collection of Voyages and Travels, 24 vol. 



Pkopekty Owners, Norfolk ConNXY, 1860. 



109 



New York Medical Repository, 8 vol Mickle's Luciad, 2 vol. 
Domestick Encyclopedia 5 vols, &c 

Also a variety of 
Blank Books and Stationary ; a few groce of Playing Cards ; 
Blank Notes and Checks of the United States and Virginia 
Banks. 

N. B. Subscribers to Ree's Cyclopedia are informed that the 
eleventh half volume is published ; those who have not received 
their books to the eleventh half volume, are requested to call 
for them. 

Bonsai, Conrad, & Co." 

[From the Norfolk Gazette And Publick Ledger, for Wednes- 
day Evening, November 18, 1807.] 



PROPERTY OWNERS NORFOLK COUNTY 1860. 



(Elizabeth River Parish.) 



Chas Alms 
Andrew Anderson 
Jno Abdin 
W°^ Anderson Sr 
Jno Augustine 550 
Robt Ashby 2000 

Henry Absolum 
Jesse Berry 2700 

Henry Broughton 
Christian Borier 
W" Boggs 
Jno Q Baccus 
Richd S Baccus 
Frederick Blom 
George Brice 
Ann M Beauclair 
Eugene N Bobee 
John Bosche 
Mary Bosche 



200 
360 
400 



2000 
1000 



P* R P 

100 Leven Balance 100 

25 ThosH Browne 14000 12000 

150 Geo Bunting 2000 2000 

300 Jno Y Butt 150 

Wellington W Bell 200 

550 George E Cromwell 

100 6000 4000 

2700 Horatio Creekmore 

15 3000 200 

100 Saml Cone 300 

300 Patrick R Canning 20 

400 Mary A W Custis 30000 

1000 Elizabeth Colly 20000 8000 

100 Miles Cuffee (B)^ 25 

200 Robt Cooper 200 500 

200 Jas Creamer 2000 4000 

80 Littleton Church (B)* 20 

1200 Nancy Cotton 300 

1200 Mary Crowder 4000 400 



' Real. ' Personal. ^ Black. •• 15 Blacks were property owners. 



110 Lower Norfolk Coctnty Virginia Antiquary. 





E 


p 


E 


p 


Cornelius Cruser 


1500 


2500 


Solomon Fulford (B) 


10 


W" H Cooke 




125 


Henry Frazier 2000 


4000 


Arthur Cooper 




1200 


Edmond Fercbee (B) 


10 


W B Coleman 




100 


Solomon Fuller 


100 


Edw P Cooper 


1500 


1500 


Bunting Gregory 5600 


500 


Eli as Cherry 




50 


Ruben Gornto 


600 


Tuse Cuffee (B) 




25 


Jas Graham 2500 


250 


John Cooper 




700 


Tildsley Graham 


250 


Chas M Carter 




100 


Casom M Gregory 


450 


Gideon B Davis 


200 


800 


Robt H Green 


100 


David Duke 


3500 


11300 


Elishana Gary 4000 


15800 


Jane H Drummond 


1400 


A D Green 


200 


R Q Drummond 




5000 


Virginia Gardener 


5000 


George Duncan 


12000 


12000 


Emily Gardener 


4800 


Chas H Drummond 




Eliza B Gardener 


3500 




15000 


5000 


Mary Gardener 


6000 


Mary L Delany 


4000 


300 


Jno Groves 


75 


Francis Dozier 




50 


Milly Garrison (B) 


10 


Andrew Dusch 


5000 


100 


W" H Ghislin 


75 


Dennis Dudley 




200 


W Griffith 


500 


Jno Dobson 




50 


John Groves 


120 


Andrew J Denby 


5000 


2400 


Henry C Grinnalds 


300 


W"^ J Denby 


5000 


8000 


Laura F Gray 


1200 


Ralph Dickson 




300 


Isaac T Guy 100 


100 


Chas J Denby 


8000 


5000 


Benjamin Guy 10000 


4500 


Martha A Denby 


5000 


3500 


Jos L Guy 2000 


2000 


Geo Dozier 




70 


Thos Guy 500 


500 


Elzy Doudge 


500 


100 


Thos L Guy 2000 


2000 


Chas Ehard 


3000 


1000 


W^ Gallup 


600 


William Ellis 


2000 


6500 


Ambrose Hiat 


250 


W" J Ellis 




150 


Gilford Harrison 7000 


14600 


Peter S Forbes 


900 


300 


Ann E Harrison 4000 


6000 


Jno Forrest 




25 


Henry Harvey 


180 


Andrew H Forrest 


20 


Thos Hyde 


100 


Jno Ford 




100 


Carter Hudgins 


30 


Ezekiel Fentress 




10 


Virga Hopkins 


50 


Alex' Floor 




80 


Peter S Hancock 3000 


13000 


Jno D Foster 


6000 


1000 


Jacob Hull 


50 



Pkoperty Owners, Norfolk County, 1860. 



Ill 



E 


p 




R 


p 


W^ H Haynes 10200 


35550 


Edw Jones 




75 


Jno Holland 300 


250 


David Jacob 




120 


Henry Holland 150 


175 > 


.-Thos H Keeling 




60 


Norman Hatchings 200 


350 


W- B Kendell 




700 


George Hugo 


100 


Patric King 




50 


Jno Heffanon 


50 


George Keller 




50 


Susan Harman (B) 


10 


Chas Kizier 


1000 


1000 


Jno Hillier 


15 


George Kelly 




200 


Peter Hillyer 


30 


W°^ Kellum 




200 


Isaac R Hunter 10500 


6500 


Jno Lester 




20 


Michael Hendren 




Sarah Lewellyn 


1350 


2000 


10000 


2500 


Chas Lewellyn 




2000 


Wallace W Hawkins 




Laura Lewellyn 




2000 


6000 


1000 


Hill Landry 




100 


W H Holmes 1500 


500 


Jno Loll 




55 


W"^ R Heath 500 


100 


Chas Leemcke 




200 


Edw J Hardy 30000 


16000 


Susan Lambert 


300 


60 


^V'^ Hancock 


400 


Jno Lambert 


1500 


200 


Henry Idlet 


50 


Jas Lambert 


150 


200 


C B Ironmonger 800 


2000 


Hillary Lambert 


80 


75 


Chas B Ironmonger 




Hillary Land 


LOOOO 


5000 


10000 


9000 


Hillary Lambert 


1000 


150 


Thos W Ironmonger 




James Lambert 




75 


1500 


1500 


Joseph Langley 




200 


Elisha R Johnson 




Jas Lewis 




100 


4480 


5000 


Moses Myers 


12000 


4000 


Mary A Jordan 600 


400 


Jas Miller 


2000 


10000 


Joseph Jordan 


75 


Smith Merrill 


400 


300 


Margt Johnson (B) 


25 


Smith Merrill S"" 


600 


100 


Berlin Jones (B) 


20 


W"" Morris 


2000 


500 


W" Johnson Jr 2450 


500 


Cater Miller 


300 


215 


Edw Jordan 2000 


800 


Elvington Miers 




400 


Edw Jordan 


50 


Conrad Moss 




50 


Custis F Joynes 


1500 


Wentworth B Micks 




Salome Joynes 


1500 




2000 


5000 


Maria Joynes 


1500 


Thos \V Morse 


150 


25 


Armistead Joynes 


1500 


John Mills 




3000 


W"" Joynes Joynes 


1500 


Joseph Mayo 




230 



112 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



Jesse Miller 1100 

Thos Mason 

B J Moore 

W"" Nicholas 

Mills N Newman 

Sarah A L Omohundro 

Chas B Oliver 

Geo F Outten 10000 

Enoch Owens (B) 

John L Pumphrey 5000 

Mary A Parker 

Jas Peten 600 

Jas G Pollard 5500 

Fredrica Phipps 

Mary E Phipps 

Jas H Powell 3000 

Eobert Pew 5000 

Jas Pullen 

Henry Parkerson 3000 

W" Robbins 

W^ Robinson 

W" Rowe 

Joseph C Ribble 4000 

W^ F Ribble 2000 

Chas Ribble 

John Russell 

Harriet J Robinson 

8000 
Ann N Smelt 300 

Thos Smith 5600 

Felix Smith 
Henry Satterthwaite 
Simon Sawyer 4000 
Patrick Spillman 
David D Story 
John J Stakes 
Robt Saddler 
George Saddler 



p R P 

200 Thos Smith 800 450 

100 Keeling Simons 1500 8000 

1000 Sallie Smith (B) 25 

20 Berry F Stringer 200 

150 Pamalia Sowrey 4400 500 

4000 W" F Sowrey 200 

300 Jno H Smith (B) 10 

20000 Elijah Stokes 100 

15 Peter Smith 500 

1000 Tho Smith 50 

10 Edw J Stroud 1100 511 

800 Dennis Simmons 5376 10015 

7000 James Smith 300 

3000 Miles Suey 250 

100 Margaret Snarl " 75 

500 Thos Tatem 500 

9200 Mary H Tatem 2200 

100 Thos Trace 50 

2500 Leem^ Turner (B) 30 

150 Thos Thornton 275 

20 N Chas Tatem 1500 

100 Mary Tatem 5000 26000 

2000 W^ Travis 3000 

200 Margaret A Talbot 

50 1000 1500 

500 JasHTwiford 200 300 

Margaret Upshur (B) 20 

10000 W"^ C Veale 50 

200 Thos Vanduberry 240 200 

500 Ewd Vanduberry 600 200 

500 James Veal 1000 500 

15 W"^ Williams 3000 

2000 Robt T Wilson 10000 10000 

25 W™ Whitehurst 10000 2000 

1000 Nath Wilson (B) 150 

60 Thos J White 250 

50 Thos White 500 

30 RobtWilkins 75 



Baptist Church, Princess Anne County, 1764. 113 



B 


p 


R 


p 


Wesley Waterhouse 


200 


Arthur Warden 2550 


200 


Jno Walker 


300 


John Wilkins 3000 


7000 


Andrew Weir 4000 


6000 


Littleton T Ward 


80 


David Williams 600 


500 


Robt Wilkins 3000 


8000 


Chitley Waide 10000 


12500 


Westerhouse Wuger 


400 


Nancy Wood 


5000 


Geo West 


150 


Halton Williams 


1000 


Jno Young 


200 


Thos Wilson 12000 


5800 


W°^ Young 


30 



BAPTIST CHURCH PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY, 

1764. 

This Indenture made the Sixteenth Day of July in the Year 
of our Lord One thousand seven Hundred & Sixty four 
Between John Whitehead Jun'" and Mary Whitehead his Wife 
of the County of Princess Anne of the one Part and the 
Elders and rulers of the Baptist Church called regulars at 
Pungo in the said County of the other part Witnesseth that for 
and in Consideration of the Sum of One pound & five Shillings 
Current Money of Virginia to the said Jn° Whitehead and 
Mary his Wife in hand paid by the said Elders & Rulers the 
receipt whereof the said John Whitehead and Mary his Wife 
doth hereby Acknowledge and thereof Doth acquit and dis- 
charge the said Elders & rulers & their Sucsciders by these 
presents and we the said John & Mary Whitehead Hath 
Granted Bargained Sold aliened Enfeoffed and Confirmed & 
by these presents Do Grant Bargain Sell alien Enfeoffe and 
Confirm unto the s^ Elders and rulers and their successours a 
Certain parcel of Land Containing by Estimation half an Acre 
more or less lying in the said County of Princess Anne being 
part of the Land the said John Whitehead had by his Wife 
which she by her Father Robert Voun where the meeting 
House now Stands laid off on the South side of our Land 
adjoining on the North side of the Land we sold to M"" John 



114 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Ackiss^ out of the same Tract Beginning at a red Oak stand- 
ing in the Line between our Land and the Land of George 
Ackiss deced by the side of the road as you go to the said 
Ackisses deced and runing Easterly along said line to a pine a 
Corner tree and from thence Northwardly to a red Oak a 
Corner tree & from thence Westwardly to a Stump a Corner 
and from thence Southardly to the first Station with all 
Houses Buildings Orchards Ways Waters Water Courses 
profits Commodities Hereditaments & Appurtenances w^soever 
belonging and the reversion and reversions remainder & 
remainders rents Issues & profits thereof To have and to hold 
the said parcel of Land aforesaid and all and singular the 
premises hereby Granted with its appertenances unto the said 
Elders and ruler and their Succeaders to the only proper use 
and behoof of the said Socierty under the said Elders & rulers 
& their Succeaders for ever and that the premises now are and 
so for ever hereafter shall remain and be free and clear of and 
from all former and other Gifts Grants Bargains Sales Dowers 
Executions & Encumbrances what soever made done Com- 
mitted or suffered by us the said John & Mary Whitehead and 
ours Heirs and all and Singular the premises hereby Granted 
with its appertenances unto the said Elders & rulers and their 
Successours and Brethren against us the said John and Mary 
Whitehead & our Heirs & all and every other person & per- 
sons ^whatsoever shall & will Warrent & forever defend by 
these presents In Witness whereof we the said John and 
Mary Whitehead hath hereunto set our hands & Seals the Day 
& Year first above written 

John Whitehead Jun*^ & Seal 
her 

Mary X Whitehead & Seal 
mark 

'By au indenture made IS*'^ of November, 1755, "John Whitehead 
Jun'" and Mary his Wife one of the Daughters of Robert Vaughn " 
dec'd of Princess Anne County sold John Ackiss for 60 pounds Vir- 
ginia money " One Certain parcel of Land" in P. A. Co., containing 
160 acres "it being the South part of a Larger Tract now in the 
possession of the said John Whitehead Jun^" and formerly belonging 
to Cap* Robert Vaughn," beginning at the Beaver Dams and bound- 
ing on Thomas Franklyn and thence on the said John Whitehead by 
a Line of marked Trees down to the North River. 



Baptist Chukch, Princess Anne County, 1764. 115 

Sign'd Seal'd & Delivered 
in the presence of 

his 
Abner Turtne Philip X Fisher 
mark 
his her 

Thomas X Franklin Betty X Gamewell 
mark mark 

Be it rembered that the full and peaceable possession was 
this day had and taken of the within mentioned Land and 
premises by the said Elders and Mary Whitehead and by them 
delivered to the within mentioned Elders and rulers to hold to 
them & their Succeaders for the said Church for ever to 
the purport and true meaning of the within written Inden- 
ture this Sixteenth Day of July 1764 

John Whitehead Junr 

his 
Mary X Whitehead^ 
In presence of us mark 

his 
Abner Turtne Philip X Fisher 
mark 

her 
Thomas X Franklin Betty X Gamewell 

mark 

' " In the early part of the eighteenth century many of the ladies of 
the highest rank in Scotland could not write, and some of them could 
not even read." The Pictorial History of England, by Craik and 
Macfarlane. " Of the women," says Martin in his " Evolution of the 
Public Schools of Massachusetts," "whose names appear in the 
recorded deeds of the early part of the eighteenth century, more than 
sixty per cent made their mark." From " The Schools and School- 
masters of Colonial Days in Medf ord " in "theMedford Historical 
Register" for January, 1898, Medf ord, Massachusetts, by Benj. F. 
Morrison. As late as 1785 the town of Northampton, Massachusetts, 
voted " not to be at any expense for schooling girls." The town, how- 
ever, in 1792, after a protracted struggle, " voted to admit girls to the 
town schools from May to October ; but those only who were between 
the ages of 8 and 15 years." From "Side Glimpses from the Colonial 
Meeting House" by William Root Bliss. In Plymouth, Massachu- 
setts, in 1793, "A project to establish a school for girls was opposed 
because it might teach wives how to correct their husband's errors in 
spelling." Mr. Davis in his "Ancient Landmarks of Plymouth," 
quoted by W. Root Bliss in his "Old Colony Town." Ignorance was 
not confined to any one section, but was pretty well distributed. 



116 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Received this Sixteenth day of July 1764 of the Elders & 
rulers of the Baptist Church at pungo the sum of One pound 

five Shillings being the Consideration within mentioned 

rec^ p me 

Test his John Whitehead 

Abner Turtne Philip x Fisher 
mark 
his her 

Thomas X Franklin Betty X Gamewell 
mark mark 

Princess f At a Court held 
Anne \ 16*'^ October 1764 The 
within Deed of Bargain & Sale with the Livery & Seisen & 
receipt endorsed was Acknowledged to the Elders & Rulers of 
the Baptist Church called regulars by John Whitehead JuUg 
and the feme being first privily Examined relinquishing the 
right of (Dower in the premises) is therefore ordered to be 
recorded 



ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK MARRIAGE BONDS, 

1798. 

Jany 23*^ Richard Hurst and Miss Ailcey Lattemer 

Alex"" Moseley Rich*^ Hurst 

John George 
'• 27 Thomas Smoot and Mrs Elizabeth Hagg 
Alex Moseley Thomas Smoot 

William Dalby, mark 
" 27 Francis Kerr M*=Namara and Mrs Elizabeth Has- 
kings Fran^ K Macnamara 

Alex Moseley Hen B Fitz Gerald 

" 29 Jacob Grigg and Miss Mary Ann Littledike 

Alex"^ Moseley Jacob Grigg 

George Lake 
Feby 5 John Cowden and Mrs Nancy Wallace 

W" Sharp John Cowden 

Dan* M Dorman 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1798. 117 

Feby 13 Walter Herron and Miss Ann^ Plume 

Alex Moseley Walter Herron 

James Herron 
" 15 Joshua Brown and Miss Mima Simkins 

Alex Moseley c. n. b. c. Joshua Brown, mark 

John Cowden 
" 24 James Ward and Mrs Elizabeth Grogg 

Alex"" Moseley c. n. b. c. James W^ard 

John Murphy 
" 27 Lewis Wilmans and Mrs Sally Young 

W Sharp Lewis Wilmans 

George Haynes 
" 28 Noah Prichard and Mrs Sarah Telfair 

Alex Moseley Noah Prichard, mark 

Jno Abbott 
March 2 W™ De Calbiac and Miss Mary Desbois Boiffulant 

De Calbiac 
Alex Moseley A d'ouville 

" 15 Peter William Brown and Miss Mary Pembleton 

Peter (can't make out) 
Browne 
Alex Moseley James Struthers 

" 22 Christopher Lewis and Mrs Peggy Price 

Christopher Lewis 
W" Sharp Thomas Bessh 

" 24 Isaac Bignall and Miss Harriot West' 

Isaac Bignall 
Alex Moseley James West 

April 9 James Span and Miss Keziah Lewelling 

James Span, mark 
Abel Lewelling 
" 11 Thomas Moran and Miss Susanna Hoggart^ 

Thos Moran 
Alex Moseley Walter Herron 

" 11 Lem' Langley and Mrs Elizabeth Pearce 

Lem' Langley 
W" Sharp John Woodside 

1 Daughter of W™ Plume ' Daughter of T. W. West. 

* Should be Hoggard. 



118 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

April 24 Francis Rice and Mrs Elizabeth "Wallace 

Fras Rice 
William Sharp Fras Foster 

May 3 Robert F Storey and Miss Lucy Winston^ 

Robert F Storey 
William Sharp John m'^Neill 

" 7 James Spinks and Mrs Sarah Robertson 

James Spinks 
Alex Moseley C. n. b. c. Francis Foster 

" 12 W™ Cooper and Mistress Maria "Warren 

"William Cooper, mark 
William Sharp Henry Pritchard 

" 23 Thomas Boush and Miss Elizabeth Lewelling 

Thomas Boush 
Alex Moseley Maner Dyson 

" 24 "Vincent Cadore and Mrs Mary Autresseau^ 

Vincent Cadore 
Alex' Moseley paul Barrot 

June 4 Edward Digges and Mrs Susanna Wood 

Edward Digges 
Alex' Moseley Even Leggett 

" 6 Joel M'^Dowel and Miss Elizabeth Hacket 

Joel M'^Dowel 
Alex Moseley G^ Hacket 

" 9 John Camp and Mrs Ann Peters 

John Camp 
Alex' Moseley C. n. b. c. William Anderson 
" 14 David Black and Mrs Eliza Stetson 

David Black 
Alex Moseley Martin Doyle 

" 21 Samuel Higgins and Miss Catherine Cruise^ 

Samuel Higgins 
W" Sharp Thomas Baker 

July 5 Richard Shaw and Miss Peggy Kennedy* 

Richd Shaw, mark 
Alex' Moseley A Petrie 

^ In the 22"^ year of her age. ' Niece and ward of Paul Barrot. 
^ Sister to Sarah Evredge * Aged 25 years. 



Abstracts fkom Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1798. 119 

July 13 Mathias Lukens and Ann Rose 

Mathias Lukens 
W^ Sharp Francis Foster 

" 18 Thomas Drury and Priscilla Garrison 

Thomas Drury 
W" Sharp Henry Turner 

Aug 1** Henry Pallett and Miss Susannah Carey^ 

Henry Pallett 
Alex'' Moseley Philip Woodhouse 

" 13 John Grimes and Mrs Polly Smith 

John Grimes 
Alex Moseley George Miller 

" 14 Capt Robert Hatton and Miss Sarah Wilson'^ 

Robert Hatton 
W''' Sharp D. C. N. b. c. Archi'^ Williamson 
" 16 Levy Jackson and Ann Bray will 

Levy Jackson, mark 
Alex Moseley David M'^Allester 

" 22 James Carline and Miss Margaret Croutch 

Ja® Carline 
Alex Moseley Cha^ Carline 

" 27 Robert Reeves and Mrs Ann Blanchard 

Robert Reeves 
Alex Moseley Jn° Kinkead 

Sept 10 Eutrope Berauld and Miss Bernardine Beon 

E. Berauld 
Alex"" Moseley C. n b. c. G. Calbiac 

Oct 3 John Rourk and Mrs Mary Ritter 

John Rourk 
W" Sharp D. C. William Willoughby 

" 9 Ephraim Kempton and Mrs Eliza Carter 

Ephraim Kempton 
W"^ Sharp William Baldry 

"19 Flamstead Wake and Mrs Manning 

Flamstead Wake 
Alex^ Moseley Hen B Fitzgerald 

' Daughter of Isaac Carey dec'd. '^ Daughter of George Wilson 



120 LowEE Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Nov 10 William Jones and Nancy Barret 

William Jones 
W^ Sharp D. C. John Barrett 

" 20 John Davis and Mrs Alice Campbell 

John Davis 
W"^ Sharp D C. James Turnbull 

" 21 Michael Miler and Miss Anne Abbot 

Michael Miler, mark 
W°^ Sharp Jas Abbott 

" 24 Francis Marie Pigeon and Mrs Euphrosine Sum- 
oravul Monier 

Pigeon 
Alex Moseley James Maurice 

Dec 6 Capt Charles Mahon and Miss Maria Lownds^ 

Alex"^ Moseley 
Alex*" Moseley Charles Mahon 

Edm*^ Warriner 
" 10 Charles Carline and Mrs Margaret Kidley 

Cha^ Carline 
Sam^ Brooks 
" 19 Benjamin Blundell and Ann Gordon^ 

Benjamin Blundell 
Alex Moseley c. n. b. c. John Mitchell 

" 22 James Kilgrow and Sally Stockley^ 

James Kilgrow 
Richd Lewelln 



THE CHURCH* IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY. 

(Continued from page 88.) 

Lower Norff At a Court held y^ 30'^ day of October A°dm 1651 

Cap* John Sibsey "j M"" Thomas Lambert ") 

T>«^„„„+ Coll ffrancisYardley ( n^^T=. Mr Thomas Browne ( n^^ra 
Present ^, j^^^ g.^^^^ V Com- ^, ^^^^^^^ Conquest Y <='°°^'' 

M"" John hill } M^ William Moseley^ } 

Present more Cap* Lemuell Mason 

' Both of Norfolk Borough, and she the daughter of John Lownds 
2 Daughter of W™ Gordon dec'd. 
^Sister in law to Richard Lewelling 

* The New York Nation of September the fifteenth, in its notice of 
No. 2, parts, of the Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, Antiquary, says : 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 121 

"Whereas Cornelius Loyd gent hath in open Cort taxed 
Richard Conquest gent for the takinge of Two thousand Six 
hundred pounds of tobacco in a wronge of this County for the 
transportinge of mr Durand & one Robte Peirson to James 
towne. It is ordered that ye sd Loyd make his allegacons the 
next Cort agt the said Conquest, otherwise to make such resti- 
tucon to the said Conquest for his wrong done, as the Cort 
shall thinke meete " 

"Recordat 15° der January Anno dni 1651 In the name 

"Records of Church Confession of unchastity such as are copiously 
paralleled at the North even in the Quaker denomination " are of 
the " features of the Antiquary this month." This is published for 
the benefit of certain timid persons who thought that the publication 
of such things would damage the reputations of the early settlers of 
this section. Human nature is pretty much the same thing the world 
over. 

^At the Court held for Lower Norfolk County Nov. SO^^, 1649, "Upon 
ye peticon of Mr W™ Moseley. It is thought fitt & ordered yt the Sherr 
bee authorized by vertue of this order, on munday next to put ye sd 
Moseley in possession of ye houses & plantacon, wch he bird of George 
Heigham & Mr Moseley is to enjoy the same according to agreement 
pued by Severall testimonies upon Oath, & ye sd Heigham to pay all 
Cort Charges." At a Court held March 26, 1650, "A Certificate Is 
graunted Unto Mr "VV°^ Moseley pved due by oath for fiive hundred & 
ffifty acres of Land for ye transportacon of himselfe & Susanna his 
Wife, W°i & arthur his sonnes, Susan Eobinson alias Corker, Eliz: 
West, Ann lambert, Edw: foreman. Hen: lambert — Jost Williams & 
Tho: Warrington Into y CoUony." 

" Recorded this 10^^: day of Monenl: Ano 1652 To all to whomethese 
prsents shall come, I: William Moseley late of Rotterdam in holland 
in ye ptes beyond ye seas Marcht And now resident and inhabittinge 
in the Easterne branch of Elizabeth River in ye County of Lower 
Norff in Virginia send greeting Know yea yt I ye said Will: Moseley 
beinge possessed of certeine peecis of Gouldsmyths and Juellers worke 
to ye valewe of Six hundered and twelve Gilders As namely One hat- 
band consisting of Nineteene Ses of gould, Nineteene Jes of gould one 
buckle and tipp of gould all sett With dyamons and in pt: Enamelled 
Att five hundered gilders, one Juell of gould Enamelled and sett with 
diamons Att Sixty gillders and one gould Ringe enamelled and sett 
With one diamon one Ruble one sapher and one Emrall Att ffifty two 
gilders, have this day sould bargained and delivered And by these 
prsents doe bargine, sell and deliver unto Capt flfrancis Yardley of 
Linhaven in ye sd County of Lower NorH in Virginia Aforesd: ye said 
hatband, Juell and Ringe, for and in Consideracon of Nine head of 
Neate Cattle (Videlt) Two draught Oxen two steeres and five Coweg 



122 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

of god Amen : I Robr : Povvys of Linhaven in Virginia Clarke 
being sick and weake in Boddy, but God bee praysed of so and 
perfecte memory, doe make and ordaine this my last will and 
Testament as iFolloweth, ffirst I bequeath and Comitt my soule 
into the hands of Allmyghty God my Creator : And my body 
to the Earth, from whence it came to be buryed in decente and 
Christian buryall, And for my worldly Estate, I dispose of as 
followeth. Item, my debts beeing first payd and satisfied I give 
and bequeath unto my dearly beloved daughter Mary Powys 

in hand all ready received of and from ye said Capt Yardley, And doe 
acknowleg my selfe therewith ffully contented satisfied and payed for 
ye sayd hatband Juell and ringe and thereof doe Clearly and abso- 
lutly Acquitt and discharge ye sd: Capt Yardley his heyers Executors 
and Administrators And ffurther I ye sd William Moseley doo hereby 
Avouch and affeirme all ye said Gouldsmiths and Juellers Worke of 
hatt band Juell and Ringe to be good perfecte and Right, And doe 
Warrant ye bargine and sale of ye same unto ye said Capt Yardley 
his heiers Executors Administrator or Assignes against all prsons for 
Evermoer In Witnesse Whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and 
Seale this sixth day of August In ye yeare of ouer Lord God one thou- 
sand six hundered and fiftey 1 the Words two draught oxen entered 
befoer ye signeing 
Signed Sealed and delivered William Moseley 

in the psents of with seale 

Edward Windham 

Edw: Standley 

Recorded as above said " 
"Worthy Sir 

My husband havinge some bussines downe ye river was gone from 
home two bowers before your servant came soe I findinge What ye 
contents of what your letter did import, have in my husbands absence 
made bould to answer it and withall I knowe he referrs ye sale of 
them to me Sir in regarde you cannot mis out of your stocke no moer 
then fower younge Cowes and one elder and fower oxen I will not 
pres you beyound what you are Willinge to doe, but Will accept of your 
proffer, by reason of my greate Wante of CattU, and Withall I had 
rayther your wife should weare them than aney gentlewoman I yet 
know in ye Country, but good Sir, have no Scruple concerninge theire 
rightnes for I went myselfe from Rotterdam to ye haugh, to enquire 
of ye gouldsmiths and found yt they Weare All Right therefore thats 
Without question, and for ye hatband yt alone cost five hundered 
gelders, as my husband knowes Verry Well and Will tell you soe when 
he sees you, for ye Juell, and ye ringe they Weare made for me at 
Rotterdam and I paid in good Rex dollores for them sixtey gelders, 
for ye Jewell and fivety and two gelders for ye Ringe Which comes to 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 123 

in England Sixteen head of Meate Cattell, That is to say Eight 
Cowes & Eight steeres To bee Elected and chosen out of my 
whole stock of Cattell to be delivered unto my sayd daught att 
the end, and expiracon of three yeares Ensueing after the day 
of my decease If in case shee be then Liveing, and shall or do 
arrive in Virginia within the tearme Afoersayd, and if it shall 
soe happen, that my sayd daughter shall bee Liveing and do not 
Come into this Country within the time and tearme limitted 

in English monny Eleaven pounds fower shillings, I have sent the 
sute, and Ringe by your servant, and I wish Mrs Yeardley health and 
prosperity to Weare them in, and give you booth thanks for your 
kinde token when my husband come home We Will see to gett ye 
Catell home in ye meanetime I present my Love and service to your 
selfe and Wife, Mr Chandler and his Wife and ye younge gentle- 
woman an old Capt and Commit you all to god 
Elizabeth River this And remain your freind and 

Last July 1650 servant: Susan Moseley 

T Recorded this 10^'^: day of November 1652 " 

"The last Will and testamt of William Moseley the elder written 
wth his owne hand this 29*'' day of June 1655 Imprimis I give and 
bequeath my soule to God that gave it, and my body to the earth to be 
decently buried at the discretion of my wyfe and children. Item I give 
& bequeath to my Cosen Wimlt Cockroft A Cow Calfe of a yeere olde. 
And to my grandchilde Cosker a Cow Calfe of A yeere olde. Item I 
give unto my wife Susan Moseley my gray Mare and furniture, and I 
doe likewyse give her one Negro woman called Mary wth her Childe 
Basse, to be at her disposeing duering her life. Also I doe give to my 
said wife Susan all the sheepe wth the Increase thereof, to gether wth 
all her wearing apparrell, and her life time upon the plantacon where 
she now lives. Item I give to mysonne Wilt m Moseley Eight hundred 
acres of land lyeing and being as expressed in Bartho: Hodgkins Pat- 
tent. And also I doe give to my said sonne Wllm one yonge Mare 
foale of three monethes olde to him and his heires for ever. Item I 
give & bequeath to my Sonne Arthur Moseley all that tract of landwch 
I bought of George Kempe, and moreover & above that all that land 
wch was surveyed by Mr. Empero'" when I was in England to him 
and his heires for ever. And for the residue of my Estate my debts 
being all first paid out To be equally devided between my wife Susan, 
William and Arthur Moseley 
Teste Signed p mee 

the mke ± C of Will: Moseley Seino"" 

John Carrowaye wth a Seale 

the mke i?of 

Abraham Thomas 

Jurat in Cur 15*° Augusti 1655 

Test W™ Turner: CI: Cur:" 



124 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

as a foresayed, then my will and pleasure is, that the say*^ Six- 
teen head of Meate Cattell, bee sould at the best rates by 
outcrye or otherwayses for tobacco, And if: the tobacco produced 
therof, bee Shipped home for England or Holland, unto such 
Able And responsible men theire As my Executors and 
Suprouizars shall appoynt, to make sale therof and Converte 
the Same into monny Starlinge to the best profitt, And the 
sayd monyes to be payd and delivered unto my Sayd daughter 

The same day, August 15*°, 1655 
He was appointed a Commissioner of Lower Norfolk County March 
16*^, 1649 and was present at Court the last time April 16*^ 1655. 
August 15"^^, 1655 William Moseley, his son, was granted a probate of 
the will of his father, and the same day qualified as administrator on 
the estate of his dec'd mother, "Mrs. Susan Moseley widd." 

"Recorded: the 15^'^ flebruary 1655 

An Inventorie of ye estate of my Mother Susanna Moseley dec. febru- 
ary: ye : S^^ 165 | 
Imp — one mare 

five Cowes 

one heyflfer 

fower yeareling Calves 

one steer of 3 yeares old 

ten head of hogs youngs & old 

one Ewe Lambe 

her wearing Apparrell 

three paire of Sheetes 

two table Cloths 

fifteen napkins 

fower towells, 2: Course & 2: others 

one paire of pillow Cvrs 

one Cheste, one Chaire, one Couche 

one Bedde 1 boulster & blancketts 

two pictures, one Iron pott one brasse Kettle 

on Iron Kettle, one skillet 3 peatitr dishes, one sawcer 

one frying pan, one pair of tongues 

one Candlestick, on Gunn, one brush 
This Inventory was sworne unto In Coi""^ by M^. p me William 

W™ Moseley y^ 15*.^ february 1655 Moseley " 

This abstract from the will of Abraham Halstead of Rotterdam, 
merchant, made April 5, 1651, proved May 2, 1651, may throw lighton 
the history of the Moseley family. "To the three children of William 
Cochroft each ten pounds." From Genealogical Gleanings in England 
by Henry F. Waters, A. M., in the New England Historical and Gene- 
alogical Register, Volume XLIX, page 131 (Vol. for 1895). Capt Francis 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 125 

or heir Assigns for heir Use, provyded allwayes that in Case my 
Sayd daughter be now dead, or doe departe this Lyfe befoer the 
aforsayd tearme of three yeares be expyered, then my will and 
pleasure is that my beloved Sonne Robb : Powys shall have 
and enioy all the Sayd Eight Cowes and Eight Steers with 
there encrese wholy and Soaly to hiraselfe, and in the intrim 
to Enioye the benyfitt of the milke and encrease of the Sayd 
Eight Cowes for his Care and payns in Keeping Looking to 
and preserving the Sayd Sixteen head of Cattell, It : I give and 
bequeath unto my Loveng Kinsman John Bich as a token of 
my love one good hogshead of Tobacko and Caske and three 
Barrell of Endian Corne to be payd and delivered unto ye 
John Bich within one mounth after my decease att the house of 
Corronell Yardly : Itt : I give and bequeath unto Katherin the 
wyfe of James Phillipps for toaken of my love, and for heir 
great payns and care in tending and looking to me in the time 
of my sicknesse one two years ould heyfer to be payd and 
delivered unto heir the sayd Katherin by the first of March 
next ensueinge my decease and three barrells of Corne present 
downe, And for all and singular my other Estate of what kinde 
nature and quallity soever I give it wholly and Soaly unto my 
beloved Sonne Robb : Powys, And of this my last Will and 
testament I make and ordeine my sayd beloved Sonne my whole 
and soale Executor, and Lastly I doe nomynate And appoynt 
my Loveng frend Corronell fFrancis Yardley And Seriant 
Maior Edward Windham Suprouizers of this my sayd will 
And Testament to see the same duly and ornly performed 
according to the true intent And meaning heerof, And in 

Yardley was the 2°'i son of Sir George Yardley, Knt, and Lady Tem- 
perance his wife. He married the widow of Capt, John Gookin, who 
married the widow of Capt. Adam Thorougbgood. J. Henry Lea, Esq., 
of Cedarhurst, Fairhaven, Mass., in note 35, p. 71, in his "Certificates 
of Head Rights in the County Court of Lower Norfolk, Virginia," in 
the New England Historical and Genealogical Register for January, 
1893, thinks it probable that W"" Moseley was a goldsmith. The evi- 
dence does not bear out this supposition. Mrs. M., had her husband 
have been a dealer in jewelry, would hardly have felt an interest in 
the purchaser. It would to her have been a matter of indifference as 
to who wore the jewels. Her concern shows that they were her per- 
sonal ornaments. 



126 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

witnesse and Confumacon of this my sayd Last (word will 

omitted) and testament, I the sayd Robb Powys have heer unto 

sett my hand and Seale this Second day of Decemb : 1651 

Robt Powes Clerk wth 

Seale 
Signed sealed & deliv'^ed in 

ye prsence of Ed : Windham Ser : 

John ^ Gilham C her testament p bat suit p sacramenter 

'i Edw Windham duodemco dis decembis 

'-Anno dni 1651 Coram me 



Adam :A: Bellamy 



Fran: Yardley" 



"Recordat 21° Dei Dcmbris Anno Dni 1652 An Inventory 
of the Estate belonginge to Robte Powes Clerke deceased wch is 
nowe in ye possession of Robte Powes his sonne Executo"" of ye 
last will and testamt of ye sd Robte Powes Clerke dec : 

Imprimis Seaven Milch Cowes 

Itm six Calves of this yeres foil 

Itm two steares of three yeres ould apeece 

Itm three steeres of two yeres ould apeece 

Itm One heifer of two yeres ould 

Totall 

Item two barrowes & two Sowes 

Itm three shotts & one Pigge 

Itm one feather bedd, one boulster & one blankett 

Itm five sheetes 

Itm one paire of Pillowbeens 

Itm five towells 

Itm two suites of Cloathes & three Coates & two Cassocks 

Itm One hatt two paire of stockings & two paire of drawers 

Itm Two and thirty bookes 

Itm One Chest one box & two cases 

Itm two small tables, one Couch, & one Chaire 

Itm Three Iron potts & Three Skilletts 

Itm one fryenge pann, one dripping pan 

Itm one fire pan, two paire of tongs & one Chaffinge dishe 

Itm six pewter dishes one solt seller & one Candle sticke 

Itm one drinkinge Cupp, one dram cupp one hachett & one 
hammer 



\ 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 127 

Itm Six barrells of Corne 

Itm five bills araountinge to the some of Three hundred & 
twenty pounds of tobacco 

Item one bill of Six hundred pounds of tob : 
Itm one boate with fower Oares & two sculls 
Itm one brass kettle & five trayes 
Itm one Pestle " 

" Ordered to be Recorded 17*^ of Jannuary 1652 Wee whose 

names are hereunder Written beinge appointed & sworne to 

appraise ye Estate of Robte Powes Clarke, And have appraised 

& valewed to ye best of o'' Judgmts in tobacco & Caske as 

followeth vizt 

1 tob 

Imprimis Seaven Milch Cowes at 3500 

Itm six Calves of a yereouldapeece& ye advantage att 1100 
Itm Two Steeres of fower yeres ould apeece or there- 
abouts att 0900 
Itm Three steeres of two yeres ould apeece 1050 
Itm two younge Sowes & one barrowe shott at 0200 
Itm two Barrowes & two Sowes at 0800 
Itm : one feather bedd, one boulster, & one ould 

blankett 0400 

Itm two paire of ould Canvas sheetes & one holland 

sheete 0160 

Itm two ould pillow beeres, five towells, ■^ 

two paire of fustian drawers one ould f 

shirte five ould bands, two paire of j 

Cuffes J 

Itm three Coates, three Cassukes, two^ 

suits of cloathes two paire of stock- V 0250 

ings all ould att ) 

Itm two & thirtye bookes at 0500 

Itm one chest, one box 2 : cases & two ould 

tables, one Couch, & one Chaire 0350 

Item 3 : ould Iron potts, 3 old skilletts ■^ 



0060 



one fryinge pann one drippinge pan 
one fire shovell, two paire of touges, 
one chaffing: dish 



0200 



128 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Itm Six pewter dishes, one pewter salt,^ 

one pewter Candlesticke one drink- ! 0070 

inge Cupp, one dram cupp, one hat- I 
chett, one hammer all att ^ 

Itm Six barrells of Corne 0480 

Itm one boate, fower Oares, & two skulls 0600 

Itm One pestle, one brasse kettle, & five 

ould trayes at 0080 

10700 
five bills amountinge to ye Some of 320 

Eeceived of Coll : Yardley with Caske 600 

920 



Totallsomeis 11620 Hob 
Leift Keelinge ^ 

Appraise- ^^^""^ ^"^^^^ I their markes :/ " 
Owen Hayes 

John Martin -^ 

"At a Co'"* held the 17*^ day of January Anno dm 1652 :/ 

Lower Coll : ffrancis Yardley "j M^ Lemuell Mason ^ 

NorfE Leift Coll: Cornelius ( p,„_r M^" ffrancis Emperor Iri^^ 
Loyd I ^°°" Mr Thomas Bridge I ^°^ 

Present Maior Thomas Lambert J M"" Thomas Good rich J 

Leif* Coll: John Sidney 

George Hawkins is this day fined One hundred pounds of 
tobacco for taking a Jugge out of Lynhaven Church being left 
there for ye prishioners use, to be disposed of at the discretion 
of the next Cort to be houlden for this County dated this 13*^ 
day of Jannuary A° dni 1652 

Fran : yardley "| 

John Sidney Icom'-^" 

Tho: Bridge J 

[To be continued.'] 



Makriages Pekformed by Rev. Wm. Dawley. 129 

MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY REV. WILLIAM 
DAWLEY, P. A. COUNTY. 

[Continued from page 102.] 
1804^ 

1805 

John Shipp & Hannah Bates 
Joshua Frizel & Mary Smith ' 

James Williamson & Mary Wilbour 
Sampson Whitehurst & Letty West 
Peter Flanagan & Nancey Salmons 
Solomon Whitehurst & Sally Shepard 
James Berry & Testia Whitehurst 
Luke Hill & Polly Whitehurst 
James Bright & Charlotte Wright 
John Bonney~ & Katy Dey 
James Dyer & Mary Whitehurst 

1806 

Hillary Stiring & Sally Berry 
Noah Brock & Mary Ward 
James Smith & Ann Dudley 
Samuel Etheredge & Nancey Dawley 
Enoch Flanagan & Polly Craft 
Caleb Dawley & Frs Stone 
Sol° Whitehurst & Betsey Franklin 
Tully Whitehurst & Amey Ca vender 
Enoch Smith & Elizabeth Cox 
John Whitehurst & Nancey Lovitt 
James Salmons & Keziah Moore 
W"" Scott & Nancey Ackiss 
Henry Bonney & Salley West 

^ The marriages for 1804 credited to Rev. James Dawley on pages 78 
and 79 were undoubtedly performed by the Rev. W^ Dawley. It is 
not so stated in the marriage book, but the language shows it beyond 
a doubt, and they were credited to the Rev. James Dawley by an 
oversight. 

* Son of John 



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June 13 


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Nov 29 


Dec 19 


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130 LowEK Norfolk County Yikginia Antiquary 

1807 
Jan 13 or 15 W™ Godfrey and Lydia Keys 
Jan 15 John Stone & Eliz^^ Whitehurst 
" 19 John Eaton & Frs Bonney 
" 22 Sop Capps & Pemmy Capps 
May 19 W" Portlock and Mary Murphy 
July 23 Obid Whitehurst & Mary Ann Hartley 
Aug 7 W"" Williams & Elizabeth Whitehurst 

1808 

Sept 14 Caleb Eavens & Elizabeth Whitehurst 

" 27 Wiloughby Douge & Mary Ward 

Oct 27 Enoch Smith & Betsey West 

Nov 10 Frs Whitehurst & Anna Gordon^ 

Dec 24 John Craft & Amey Whitehurst 

" 27 Francis Williamson & Fanny Whitehurst 

1809 

Jan 23 Robert Etheredge & EHz*^ Capps 

Feb 28 Tho^ James^ & Mary Hendley 

Apl 20 John Munden & Julia Gorden 

June 7 John Lovitt & Fanny Jameson 

Dec 7 Tully Douge & Sally Heath 

" 14 Thos Harrison & Christiauna Ruendly 

1810 
July 16 Francis Gordon & Peggy Wright 
" 27 Batson Dyer & Nancey Williams 
Aug 3 William Cox & Jacamine Grimstead 
Sept 26 Jessee Capps & Patsey Morris 
Charles Dyar & Salley Seneca^ 
Dec 24 Ruben Fountain & Frances Whitehead 

1811 
Feb 14 Jonathan Ackiss & Nancy Gornto 
March 14 Demcy Whitehurst & Frances Eaton 
May 9 James Morris & Pheby Stiren 
June 22 John Bonney & Salley James 

' May be 1809 * Thomas Woodhouse James 

3 Bond dated Oct 23. 



Marriages Performed by Rev. Wm. Dawley. 131 



Aug 1 
" 17 

Sep 17 
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Oct 16 

Nov 28 

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Dec 18 



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1811^ 
James Dyer & Mary Sheppard 
James Sherwood & Fanney Rensey 
William Ward & Lenney Bonney 
Reuben Land & Amey Fentress 
David Morriss & Betsey Capps 
Charles Heartley & Nancy Morriss 
Oney Brock & Ann Scott 
Ansell Capps & Amey Bonney 
Batson Brown & Mary Lovett 

18 12^ 
David Kinsey and Anna Moses 

1813 
John Whitehead & Jannet Land 
John Bonney & Amey Moore 

1814' 
Francis Batten & Lucey Keays 
John Moore & Martha Bonney 
Jorden M Warden & Letitia Morriss 
Samuel Bonney and Jaca Ackiss 
John Harrison and Nancy Williams 
John B Jones and Synthia Watters 
David Capps and Sarah Capps 

By William Dawley* 



' William Dawley Sen 

2 Rev William Dawley 

'Rev William Dawley Sen'" 

* At a Court Continued and Held at the Court House for the County 
of Princess Anne the 4^^ day of July 1797 in the 22? year of the Com- 
monwealth of Virginia 

Present 
John Hancock ^ 

Wn White I Gentlemen 



Tho? Lawson 



Justices 



Tho! WishartJunr J 
'< W™ Dawley a Methodist Preacherr this day gave Bond & Security 
according to Law for the Solemnization of Marriages Ordered that the 
s<^ Bond be Recorded." He gave bond for fifteen hundred dollars 
with Moses Fentress and Ja^ Robinson securities. He was a local 
preacher. 



132 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

1816 

Feb 24 Jessee Morriss & Anna Harrison 

March 2 Simon Whitehurst & Peggea Stone 

" 4 Peter Stone & Silena Caps 

" 19 Harper Ackiss & Elizabeth Boothe 

" 29 Enouck Capps and Nancy Capps 

April 6 Caleb Whitehurst & Nancy Booth 

" 15 Henry Sherwood & Polly Sherwood 

June 1 Malachi Rainy & Mary Dyer 

" 17 Batson Dyer and Nancy Whitehurst 

July 31 Stephen Sherwood & Frankey Cooper 

Dec 14 Andrew Bates and Amey Haynes 

1816^ 
Jesse Dawley and Mary Hartley 
Sept 2 John Jones & Elizabeth Watters 



MY MOTHER. j 

(Continued from page 81.) 

Soon afterwards, however, Lord Dun more took it into his 
head to make an excursion into the country, at the head of 
his troops, consisting of a fine body of grenadiers, and a large 
company of refugees, and carried all before him. A number 
of the militia, indeed, from Norfolk and all about commanded 

by Col. (the son of the old Col.) had been drawn 

up in a field before Kempsville to stop his march, but when 
they saw the British coming, with colors flying, arms shining, 
and drums beating, they all took to their heels and ran away as 
fast as their horses and legs could carry them, without staying 
to fire a single shot. I saw them myself racing off at a fine 
rate through Kempsville and Matthews among them, whipping 
up his horse and crying out as loud as he could bawl take care 
of the powder, take care of the powder. The Colonel, however, 
being full of Dutch courage, staid behind and not being in a 
condition to keep up with him, fell into the hands of the enemy, 

' Returned by David Watters for William Dawley dec'^ 



My Mother. 133 

and I heard some of the British officers laugh and say, that 
they had taken him lying flat on his back in the field, and 
crying out. We'll die in the bed of honor though, they added 
that he was already dead — drunk, at least. After this Lord 
Dunmore entered tlie town^ in triumph, at the head of his 
soldiers and proceeded at once to establish his headquarters at 
Mrs. Logans.^ Here, he erected his Majestys standard and 
those who could not conveniently run away, went at once and 
took the oath of allegiance. Some of the poor Pungo^ people, 
too, who had particularly distinguished themselves in the 
flight of the militia beroming alarmed less they should be 
pursued and overtaken, turned back in their flight and came 
to town to submit themselves to the Conquerors. All who 

' "At a Court held for Princess Anne County March the 9th Day 
1775 

Present 
Jamee Kempe Edward Moseley ) Gent Justices 

Anthony Lawson Lemuel Newton ) " 

Present 
"Edward Hack Moseley Edward Cannon & Peter Singleton Gent" 
"A Petition of Sundry Inhabitants of this County To the General 
Assembly setting forth that the Establishment of a Town at Kempes 
Landing at the Head of the Eastern Branch would be Beneficial to 
the same, was this day Presented to the Court and Ordered to be 
Certified by the Clerk to the next Session of Assembly." 

' "At a Court held Held at the late Dwelling House of George Logan 
Gent at Kempe's Landing in Princess Anne County for Laying Assess- 
ing the Levy of the said County the 28^''^ Day of December 1778 in the 
in the ^^ Year of the Commonwealth of Virginia " 

"To The Commissioners for fixing up & making Convenient the 
Dry Good Store House of George Logan Gent for Holding 18000 
Courts in & the "Wet Good Store House for a Goal 
" To the Publick for the Rent of the said Store Houses 1200" 

The Court which was composed of John Hancock, Peter Singleton, 
John Thorowgood Jun'', Charles Williamson Francis Land Erasmus 
Haynes Cason Moore & Lemuel Thorowgood selected "the dry good 
Store House" for a court house and a " part of the large wet good 
store " " for a Goal " " until a proper Court House Goal and Stocks can 
be there " (Kempes Landing) " Built." For a notice of the Logans see 
Antiquary No. 1, part 1, note 2, p. 9. 

^ Mrs Maxwell must have known Pungo only by hearsay. Some 
people of means lived in Pungo, but the majority were of the sub- 
stantial small farmer class, and there was but little poverty. 



134 LowEK Norfolk County Vikginia Antiquary. 

thus declared themselves on the King's side, wore a badge of 
red cloth on their breasts, and the price of the article rose in 
the stores. Some wore a flanning patch as large as your hand 
but others were content with a smaller piece. Never, I suppose 
since wars began, was there a victory more complete or won 
with so little loss of blood. Seeing the town thus taken and 
alarmed again for our safety, my sister Marsden and myself, 
went over in ,the afternoon to Charles Sawyers,^ who lived a little 
out of Ke iipsville, to stay with his family as he had kindly 
invited us to do. We had hardly got there however, when an 
ugly looking negro man, dressed up in a full suit of British 
regimentals, and armed with a gun, came in upon us, and 
asked with a saucy tone — Have you got any dirty shirts 
here? (this is the name by which our soldiers were known) I 
want your dirty shirts. No said I, we liave no dirty shirts 
here. But you have, said he, and I will find them. He went 
up stairs to look for them, as he said, but no doubt to see what 
he could steal. Presently he came in again, aud said, I am 
going away now, but I shall be back again by aud by. So 
saying he went off. You see now, said I, to my sister, this 
is no place of safety for us, and, I think we had better go 
back to the town before that horrid wretch returns, as he has 
threatened to do. I then went to my trunk and took out a 
purse of gold, and filled my pockets with dollars, and we set off. 
It was now dark, and as we entered the town, we found the 
houses all lighted up, and Mrs. Logans particularly appeared 
almost illuminated. Knowing that I had a friend at Court in 
her, the thought struck me that I would go over, at once, to 
her house to see Lord Dunmore, and complain to him, of the 
insult I had just received. Mrs. Logan received me with great 
kindness, and introduced me to Lord Dunmore, who was sitting 
at his ease, and apparently highly pleased with his days work. 
So I told him my tale. Why, madam, said he, this is a 
provoking piece of insolence indeed, but there is no keeping 
these black rascals within bounds. It was but the other day that 
one of them undertook to personate Capt. Squires, and actually 
extorted a sum of money from a lady in his name. But we 

' Should be Sayer. The house is still standing. 



My Mother. 135 

much expect such things whilst this horrid rebellion lasts. 
Yet he had excited the negroes himself. (See the history.) 
But, pray madam, continued he, where is your husband all this 
time? Indeed, my Lord, said I, I cannot tell you where he 
is. For he left me this morning, and I do not know where he 
has gone. But you will see him soon ? said he. I cannot say 
when I shall see him. Well, madam, when you do, you must 
be sure and tell him for me, that this is no time for a man like 
him to be out of the way. His Majesty wants his service, and 
I will give him any place he will name, if he will come in and 
join us. But join us he must. Shortly afterwards I rose to 
go home, when his Lordship followed me to the door, and 
offering me his arm, insisted on seeing me safe to my lodgings. 
I tried to decline the honor, especially, as I thought there was 
some risk, saying, O ! dont trouble yourself, my Lord, It is 
but a step — and, besides, I am afraid there is danger by the 
way, as some of our men may be lurking about and watching 
for a chance to shoot you, — though the truth is, I was only 
afraid that they might miss their mark and shoot me. Oh ! as 
to that. Madam, never fear — my sentries are all about, and I 
cant be caught napping. So I took his arm, and he escorted 
me very politely to Billy Whites door, where he bade me good 
night, but not till he had charged me again to be sure and tell 
Mr. Maxwell that he was very anxious to see him. When 
I entered the house, I found it filled with refugees, some of 
whom knew me and was disposed to be very polite. They 
had a rousing fire below, and were very merry. My sister, 
however, had a room up stairs, and I another opposite to 
it, and we both went up and retired to our chambers. Soon, 
afterwards, a servant girl came in to say that there was some 
one at the bottom of the garden, wanting to see me, and, she 
added, he says you must come to him directly. And, who is 
it ? said I. Why he told me not tell any one said she, but, 
he says he is your husband. So, I followed the girl, and there 
I found Mr. Maxwell. I told him, of course, all the occur- 
rences of the day. Well, said he, I see that I must still keep 
out of the way, for I am determined not to join Lord Dunmore 
in any event. Well, said I, but at least, you can be safe here 
to night, and you can come in privately and spend it with me, 



136 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

and tomorrow you may be off again. Well, said he, I believe 
I will take your advice. So we went in together, and shortly 
afterwards retired to rest. Not long afterwards, however, I 
saw by the light of the moon shining into the room, two tall 
grenadiers, armed cap-apee, come in and make directly for the 
bed where he lay. In an instant Mr. Maxwell was up, and 
demanded. What do you want? Hush! said one of the men, 
Hush or you are a dead man. Still Mr. Maxwell persisted 
What do you want, I say ? Leave the room this instant, or, 
your officers are below, and I will call them up. At this 
the fellow made a pass at him with his bayonet, which went 
through his shirt and even grazed his breast, and, turning 
then, they made for the door, and ran down stairs, and Mr. 
Maxwell after them. At this, I rose also, for I thought they 
had gone into my sister's room, and drawing on my gown, 
followed the chase, making but one step from the top to the 
bottom of the stairs. Here, I found my sister and several of 
the refugees with lights crying, whats the matter ? and 
Mr. M. pointing to a hoisted window and saying I saw 
the rascals go out of that window. But, I know them, 
and will have them punished for this outrage in the morn- 
ing. So, we all returned to our apartments again. The next 
morning Mr. M. left me again, and I saw no more of 
him for several days. At last, I saw him come in the 
house, with a bit of red cloth on the breast of his coat. Oh ! 
said I, is it come to this ? Believe me, I would rather have 
seen you dead than to have seen you with this red badge. 
Phast ! said he, do you think it has changed my mind ? Don't 
you see how Dunmore is carrying all before him, and, if I can 
save my property by this step, ought I not in common pru- 
dence to wear it, for your sake and the children ? But I tell 
you again you may be perfectly sure that I shall never join the 
enemy. Shortly afterwards, he told me that Billy White and 
Charles Sawyer were going to take their families out into 
North Carolina, and, if you choose, said he, I will join them 
and take you out too. Oh, well said I, any where so you take 
me where I cannot hear those great guns. So, he went and 
hired lodgings for me in the house of one Squire Evrigan in 
Pasquotank county in N. C. and, some time afterwards, I 



My Mother. 137 

removed there. In the mean time, Lord Dunraore, elated by 
his easy victory over the Norfolk and Pungo militia, deter- 
mined to attack our troops at the Great Bridge/ where we had 
about a thousand men who had been sent down under the 
command of Col. Woodford, and who were strongly posted 
behind a breastwork which they had thrown up at the further 
end of the long causeway which led into the village from the 
Norfolk side. It was, indeed, a foolhardy undertaking, but, 
he thought that his grenadiers were invincible. So, he ordered 
Capt. Fordyce to lead them on to the attack. Capt. F. saw at 
once the folly and rashness of the order, but was too brave a 
man and too good a soldier to flinch from any duty. He was 
very intimate with Mr. Maxwell and had been at our house in 
Norfolk. He was not handsome, but very genteel, and I 
remember seeing him one day turn over Mr. M's Music, of 
which he was very fond, and humming some of the tunes. It 
was said that he gave his watch to his friend, with a message 
for his wife, for he knew, as he said, that he was going to his 
death. It was reported, too, that Col. Woodford, to deceive 
the British, had sent a negro boy into their camp, who told 
them that our men were out of amunition, had no powder, and 
had been obliged to melt up their shoe buckles for shot. This 
story, perhaps, duped Lord Dunmore and made him more 
confident of success. At length the morning came when the 
gallant Fordyce led on his men to the assault, but our people 
opened a deadly fire upon them with their rifles and shot them 
down like sheep. Fordyce himself was killed among the first, 
having received no less than 17 or 18 balls in different parts of 
his body. The first was in his knee, but he tied a handker- 
chief round it, and marched on cheering his men. There was 
a song made upon it: Come my brave boys, the day is our 

' Mrs. Maxwell was deceived by her memory, the battle of Kempes- 
ville was fought on the 16th of November, 1775, that of Great Bridge on 
the 9th of December, the same year. Her family must have left Nor- 
folk during the first half of November to escape the expected burning 
of the town. Mr. Wm. Henry Sargeant in his communication to the 
Nation of February 4th, 1897, and republished in the Lower Norfolk 
County Virginian Antiquary, No. 2, part 3, pp. 82 and 83, as an annota- 
tion to " My Mother" says that Dunmore destroyed 32 houses on the 
30th of November, 1775, and only 19 on the first of January, 1776. 



138 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

own. But I forget it now. There were a number killed and 
many wounded, whom they brought back to Norfolk in wagons 
and carts. I remember I had gone down that day to see my 
mother at Mr. Herberts, where she was still staying, and 
towards evening we saw them coming with the poor creatures 
in them, crying water, water, — and, I and the young women, 
moved with pity went out and carried them pitchers of water, 
which they drank with a rabid thirst which it seemed impos- 
sible to satisfy. Shortly afterwards, my husband came in and 
took me out, to my lodgings which he had taken for me in 
Pasquotank. Here I had Polly. Here we were quiet, and I 
liked our situation so well, that Mr. M. had thought of buying 
a farm there and settling us down on it, when he received a 
letter from Gen. Washington, I think, or some one — 'inviting 
him to come and take charge of the Navy Yard which it was 
proposed to establish, and he determined, at once, to accept the 
invitation and join the standard of the country, which, I was 
both proud and pleased to have him do. We then came down 
and went to stay for a short time at the house on the farm on 
Tanners Creek, which belonged to my father. Thence, we 
went up to the Ship Yard on the Chickahominy river. 

[To be continued.'\ 



SEWING BILL 1774. 

'1774 M Jonathan Whitehurst 

To Mary Wishart J)' 
To making a Calico Gound <£ — 3 - 

To makinff some Lawn 3 - 



for Betsey Moseley 

Rec"^ The above 



P 

Mary Wishart." 



Geaoe Shebwood, the Yieginia Witch. 139 

GRACE SHERWOOD/ THE VIRGINIA WITCH. 

Princess Anne 

At a Court held y^ 3"" Sep*^ 1701 present M"" Ben° Borr° M 
Henry Woodhouse, M'' Rob* Thorowgood M'' Henry Spratt M' 
Joell Cornick Justices 

Upon y® Peticon of Grace Sherwood Relict of James Sher- 
wood ^* a Commscon of Administ^con might be granted her on 
her Deed Husbonds Estate he Dying Intestate which is 
granted pvided Shee give Security for ye Same as y^ Law 
Directs It is Ordered y* y® Sherr Som Edw: Cannon Sen*" & 
Rich'^ Bonney to meet at y® late Dwelling house of James 
Sherwood & appraise y® s^ Sherwood's Estate upon y'^ 8*"^ Day 
of y® Instant Sep*^ Provided they bee ffirst Sworne for y* 
Porpose & m'" Joell Cornick is Requested to bee y'' & theare 
to Sweare y"^ An Inventory & Appraism*^ of y® Estate of James 
Sherwood Deed taken by vertue of an ord'' of Princess Anne 
County Court dated y® 8**^ Day of this Instant Sept: wittness 

our hands y^ 8*^ of Sepf 1701 

Ibtob 
1 old bed & boulster & pillowes & bedstead & a 

few old blanketts being all y^ beding 290 

1 low table & forme & Seven old Cheres 320 

2 old Chests & one old box 160 
one hand mill & frame &'^ 300 

3 milk payles two trayes & other milk Vessells w*'^ 
Some other Lumber 200 

4SiderCasks 110 

2 Iron potts & bailes & one pott hang"" 150 

3 Iron wedges one pestell one Spitt two old narrow 

axes two old broad hoes & 1 fizgig 200 

to one old gun 250 

to a persell of fPeathers 120 

1 old wooling wheeles Linen D° 1 old Cutting 

Knife 080 

one old poore mangy Scabby horse 20 



2200 



' This appeared in theWilliam and Mary College Quarterly Historical 
Magazine for January 1895. 



140 Lower Norfolk County Vieginia Antiquary. 
to 6 Ewes one weather one ram 800 



Ed Cannon Rich'^ Bonney totall 3000 

An additionall account of w* is not here Inventoryed and 
appraised a true ace* given by me Grace Sherwood to y® best of 
ray knowledge & w*^^ is as iFolloweth (Viz*) one Sadie & bridle 
and two old with Basketts & a sadle & five head of Cattle & 
seven head of hoggs 

Signum 
Grace -j- Sherwood 

Princess Ann At a Court the 7*^ Xber 1705 

Present M-" Ben° Burr° ColP Edw: Moseley M"* Jn^Cornick 
Cap* Hen: Chapman M^ Jn° Richason Cap* Geo Handcock 
Justices Coll° Thorrowgood Came Late 

Grace Sherwood Suing Luke Hill & Uxor In an action of 
Trespass of Assault & Batf^^ Setting forth how y^ Def*' Wife 
had Assaulted Brused Maimed & Barbarously Beaten y'^^ p*: 
to her great damage fifty Pounds Sterr: Damage to w'^'^ y®^ Def *® 
by Rich'^ Corbitt their Atf^ pleaded not Guilty & of this put 
themselves on y'' Country w**^ y® pt: in Likemanner whereupon 
a Jury was Impanelled & Sworne to try y'^ Case who bring in 
their Verd* wee of y^ Jury doe in a Diff: depending Between 
Grace Sherrwood pt: & Luke Hill & Eliz^*^ his wife def* find 
for y® pt: twenty Shill : Sterr : Damages w*^ Cost ; Mark 
Powell foreman & C* on y® pt. Motion the Jurys verd* is ord*^ 
to be Recorded accordingly ord"" y*y® Def* pay to y^® pi. Twenty 
Shill Stir: Damages w*'^ Cost Alis Exf: 

Princess At a Court held y" 12*"^ Xber 1705 

Ann 

Whereas y^ fforeman of y Jury Impanelld in a Suit depend- 
ing between Grace Sherrwood ag* Luke Hill & wife y^ 7*^ In- 
stant Omitted to Signe y'^ verd*: Soey* y"" on noe Judgm* Could 
pass It is therefore ord'' y* y® same be stayed till y® next Court 
for y® Sherr : to Sura Mark Powell foreraan to Court to give 
further & full Sattisfaccon as shall be demanded of him bv y® 
Court in y*" hehalfe 

Whereas Luke Hill & uxor Sora"^ Grace Sherwood to this 



Gkace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch. 141 

Court in Suspetion of witchcraft & she fayling to apear it is 
therefore ord"" y'' attachm* to y^ Sherr do Ishue to Attach her 
body to ans^" y*' s*^ Som next Court 
ffeb'-y 6*^ 170f 

Suite for Suspition of witchcraft brought by Luke Hill Ag* 
Grace Sherrwood is ord'' to be referr till to morr/° 
ffeb'y I'"" 170| 

Whereas as CompP was brought ag* Grace Sherrwood on 
Suspition of witchcraft by Luke Hill &c : & y® matter being 
after a Long time debated & ord^ y* y® s*^ Hill pay all fees of 
this CompP & y* y® s*^ Grace be here next Court to be Searched 
according to y*^ CompP by a Jury of women to decide y® s^ 
Differr : & y® Sherr is Likewise ord"" to Som an able Jury 
accordingly 

Princess f At a Court held y'^ 7*'^ March i-^-S- 
Ann I Col° Edward Moseley 

Lieu* Adam Thorowgood Maj' Henry Sprat ^ 

-n . Cap*" Horatio Woodhouse IVr Jn" Cornick ! -, , . 

Present ^ \„ -^^ ^, , ,,,„ ^ . , > Justices 

Cap*'' Henry Chapman m' W^ Smith I 

M'" Jn° Richason Cap''' Geo: Handcock J 

whereas a Complaint have been to this Court by Luke Hill 
& his wife y* one grace Sherrwood of y® County was & Have 
been along time Suspected of witchcraft & have been as Such 
Represented wherefore y*' Sherr at y*^ last Court was ord'' to 
Som a Jury of women to y*^ Court to Serch her on y® sd Sus- 
picion She assenting to y^ Same And after y*^ Jury was 
impannelld and Sworn & Sent out to make Due inquirery & 
Inspection into all Circumstances After a Mature Consideracon 
They bring in y® verditt wee of y® Jury have Serch*'' Grace 
Sherwood & have found Two things like titts w*'' Severall other 
Spotts Eliz"" Barnes forewoman Sarah Norris, Marg'"** Watkins, 
Hannah Dinnis, Sarah Goodacre, Mary Burgess, Sarah Sergeent, 
Winifred Davis, Ursula Henly, ann Bridg% Ezable waples, 
Mary Cotle. 

[To be continued.'] 



142 LowEE Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

"A WAGON FOR THE ARMY^ 

At a Meeting of the Justices of Princess Anne County at 
Kemps Landing for the purpose of purchasing a Waggon & 
Team according to the directions of a late Act of Assembly, 
for the use of the Army, the 20*^ day of April 1782 in the 6^^ 
year of the Commonwealth of Virginia 

Present 

James Kempe William White \ Gent 

John Cornick & Lem' Cornick / Justices 

Ordered that the Sheriff of this County Purchase a Waggon 

& four Horses with necessary Harness and Chains on the most 

reasonable Terms for the use of the Army, and send the same 

as soon as possible to Richmond, and that the Sum of One 

Hundred and Eighty pounds shall be Levied for the same at 

laying the next County Levy and if the said Sum should 

exceed the Sum given for the Waggon &c that the Sheriff 

render an Account of the Overplus to the Court when required 

These Proceedings were Signed by 

James Kempe 
Recorded by 

E H Moselev Clk " 



EDUCATION 



" At a Meeting of the Trustees of the Norfolk Academy, 
held on Tuesday the 29th inst, Robert L. Edmonds, A. M. 
was appointed Professor to fill the vacancy occasioned by the 
resignation of Mr. M'Guire. The Latin and Greek Languages, 
Mathematics, Geography, &c. will be taught in this Depart- 
ment. The Seminary will be opened for the reception of Pupils 
on Monday the 4th inst. at 9 O'clock A. M. The prices of Tuition 
are regulated by the Trustees and will be made known at the 
Academy" Dec 30. — (From the Norfolk Gazette and Publick 
Ledger for Friday Evening, January 1, 1813.) 

' At a court held April 25 for the purpose of laying the levy the 
county was dr "To Jacob Valentine Deputy Sheriff to Purchase a 
Waggon Horses &c for the use of the Army ^ 21600 " 

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