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No. 3, Part 1 , 



THE 




Antiquary. 



EDITED BY 

EDWARD WILSON JAMES. 



BALTIMORE, MD. 
The Friedenwald Co., Printers, 



DO NOT LIBEAKY 



Copyrighted 

BY 

EDWARD WILSON JAMES, 



^ 



Intkoduction. iii 



INTRODUCTION. 

Two volumes of the Lower Norfolk County Virginia Anti- 
quary have been given to the public and favorably received, 
and the Editor is emboldened to hope for as favorable a recep- 
tion for the third volume, of which this is the first part. Not- 
withstanding the Editor announced in the introduction to No. 1, 
Part 1, that he would answer no questions, he is in the constant 
receipt of letters and visits, is stopped in the streets, and has 
been followed into places of business where he has gone to 
make purchases. The Editor is engaged in this work for his 
own pleasure and in the future he will not answer^ any letters 
or questions about genealogical or historical matters. This 
may appear selfish, but he, as all others who are engaged in 
this kind of work, has seen enough to be convinced of the 
impossibility of pleasing everybody. People generally have 
high notions about their ancestors, and are almost always dis- 
appointed^ and offended when told that there is no evidence and 
no good reason for believing that they are descended from the 
important European families whose names they happen to bear, 
and that remote traditions are almost always misleading and 
unreliable. Comparatively few of our Colonial American 
families are able to connect^ with any one on the other side ; 



^ This is not intended for any one in particular, but for all in general. 

'^ Mr. Hayden in the Virginia Genealogies says : "If family claims 
can be used as a scale of measurement, there are very few American 
families that are not of noble or royal descent," and he adds that if 
the genealogist " omits, rejects or disproves, even by infallible evi- 
dence, some long-held but baseless tradition," "he estranges friends 
and incurs the sharp criticism of others." 

^ Of the few American Colonial families that connect on the other 



iv Inteoduction. 

and when they do, it is almost always with people of minor 
importance. The Editor's name in this number appears in 
full on the title page. The Editor's name is Edward Wilson 
James, and there are in Norfolk an Edward Walter James and 
a W. Edward James. The three Edwards are not related or 



side, a very few trace to families with titles, one here and there to the 
Squirearchy, a sprinkling to the petty gentry, but the overwhelming 
majority to uninfiuential people of good repute. The mere fact that 
one bears a distinguished name is no evidence of connection with the 
distinguished family. Great numbers of men, soldiers, sailors, and 
members of the theatrical profession in particular, for various reasons 
change their names, and thousands of foundlings are picked up in 
the streets of cities every year and are frequently given the names 
of the most influential men in the country. The Editor read in the 
Baltimore Sun some years ago of two little foundlings in Baltimore 
being given the names the one of Benjamin Harrison and the other 
that of Bayard Hancock. In addition to this, in former ages, the 
bondsmen and tenants on the large estates in England largely took 
the names of the estates and thus acquired the names of the owners 
of the estates, just as the negroes after the War of Secession took the 
names of their owners. The great majority of the founders of the 
leading families in the seventeenth century were merchants, clergy- 
men, physicians, sea captains, coopers, tanners, shoemakers and 
tailors, and to this number of occupations in the following century 
may be added that of the lawyer. It is probable that a large majority 
of the people who came to America down to about 1820 were too poor 
to pay their way, and were sold here, to people who paid their passage- 
money, for a term of years, or were consigned to people for whom 
they worked out their indebtedness thus acquired. This may not be 
palatable to the vain, but Americans should learn to be proud of their 
strong-armed and stout-hearted ancestors who had the courage to 
found homes in a wilderness, and stop wasting their time and fooling 
away their money in ridiculous searches after noble and royal 
ancestors, almost invariably the result of vanity and almost invari- 
ably ending in failure. Of the convicts who were sent to the Colonies 
little need be said. The overwhelming majority were undoubtedly 
men, and it is highly improbable that many of the women were 
of the kind to become the mothers of families, and it is therefore 
improbable that they to any extent perpetuated themselves. If an 
American should find himself the descendant of an indentured servant, 
he need not blush, for he will find himself in illustrious company. 
The Kev. Dr. Jessopp, in " Village Life in Norfolk Six Hundred Years 
Ago," in the 19th Century for February, 1883, says that if a villein 
on an estate could manage to get ordained he became free, and that 
a certain villein at Rougham, Ralph Red, got ordained and became a 



Introduction. v 

connected, but they not unfreqiiently get each other's letters. 
The father of W. Edward is from Lancaster County, the grand- 
father of Edward Walter came from one of the Eastern Shore 
counties, and the father of the Editor from Princess Anne 
County. — Editoe. 



chaplain, saved his money and bought the freedom of his father and 
family, and that in less than one hundred and fifty years afterwards 
a descendant of the father became the lord of the manor of Rougham, 
and that he, having no son, his daughter married a learned Judge, Sir 
William Yelverton, Knight of the Bath, from whom were descended 
the Yelvertons, Earls of Sussex, and the present Lord Avonmore, 
who is a scion of the same stock. 

In the refusing to answer questions the Editor does not mean to 
give offense. To even attempt to do so would take all of his time, 
and he merely wishes to protect himself. If he answers for one 
he must for all, and as in genealogical enquiries accuracy is abso- 
lutely necessary, it is impossible to rely on the memory, which 
is too frequently treacherous where fact for the sake of fact is 
desired. People, too, who make enquiries, frequently expect 
miracles to be performed in their favor, and unless they are, they 
are disappointed. If you tell them that you do not know, they 
think that you are disobliging and selfish and do not wish to answer; 
if you tell them that you do not talk on the subject, they think that 
j'ou are simply trying to hide your ignorance; if you tell them, and it 
is at variance with what they wish, they frequently become enemies. 
They never, or but seldom, consider that in order to answer their 
questions, every answer must be the result of a detailed examination 
of notes, which as they are gathered here and there at various times, 
are scattered about in different note-books and on slips of paper, and 
that no investigator who values his reputation will answer without 
making a careful examination, which always takes up a great deal of 
time. 



THE 

LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 
VIRGINIA ANTIQUARY. 



LAND AND SLAVE OWNERS,^ PRINCESS ANNE 
COUNTY, 1775. 

At a Court Held for Princess Anne County May the ll*^' 
Day 1775 

Present 

Edward Hack Mosely Jacob Ellegood 1 

John Ackiss Lemuel Newton > Gent. Justices 

Edward Cannon Peter Singleton J 

Ordered that the following Gentlemen take the list of Tith- 
ables of this County for this Year in an alphabetical manner 
and return the same according to Law, to wit, 

John Ackiss for the upper Precinct of the Eastern Shore 
Edward Cannon for Middle ditto ditto ditto 

Jacob Ellegood for lower ditto ditto ditto 

Peter Singleton for upper ditto Western ditto 

Edward Moseley for lower ditto ditto ditto 

Anthony Lawson for little Creek ditto 
Mitchell Phillips for Blackwater ditto^ 
George Logan for Eastern Branch ditto 

^ Taken from lists of tithables now to be found among the records of 
P. A. County. It must be kept in mind that the slaves represent those 
only who were 16 or more years of age who were able to labor — see 
page 6 of No. 1, Part 1. 

- The report for the Black Water Precinct has been lost or misplaced. 



2 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

Princess Anne County l . _^ , , , ^ .^. „ _ 

Parish of Lynhaven j^"" Vestry held 26«' of October 1775 

Present Cap! James Kempe Cap* Dennis Dawley^ 
Tho! Key? Walker Ant* Walke Sen-: 1 

Edw? Hack MoseleyJun'- Jacob EUegood [ ^^^^^^-^^^^ 
and William Nimmo 

This day Thomas Reynolds Walker Esq. entered into Bond 
with security for collecting and paying the Parish Levy 



(For the Upper Precinct of the Eastern Shore) 





L 


SEC 




L 


SEC 


Mary Autin 


200 




Caleb Burkitt 


80 




William Ackiss^ 


250 


3 


George Berry 


125 




John Ackiss* 


1000.19. 1 


Solomon Bright 


50 




Thomas Axtead 


10 




Nathan Cornick 


50. 


1 


William Atwood 


60 




Amy Cornish 


175. 


1 


James Brown 


50 




John Cornish 


50. 


1 


James Berry 




1 


Dennis Capps 


50 




Hanson Bright 


100 




William Capps Jun"" 40 




Moses Brown 


225 




William Cox Sen^ 


50. 


1 


George Batten 


200 




George Chappel 


313 




Nathan Bonney 


383. 


3 


Edward Capps J"" 


50 




Richard Berry 


116 




John Cannon 


800. 


1. 1 


Elizabeth Brinson 


50 




John Capps^ 


57 




Tully Barnes 


65 




Hillory Cason 


100 




John Brown^ 


220 




Cornelius Cason 


125 




John Brown^ 


140. 


1 


John Cason Jun'" 


145 




John Berry' 


59 




Charles Chappel 


63 




Willoughby Berry 


145 




John Creed Jun^ 


700. 


2 


William Berry 


75 




Simon Craft 


100. 


1 


George Booth^ 


75 




Henry Capps^" 


50 




Jonathan Bonny 






Henry Capps Sen' 


50 




Sen 363. 


3 


John Capps" 


92 




3 Was the Father of W™ 


and James * Father 


of Francis 


^ Son of Edwd and father of Joh 


n 






^ Son of Jno and father of Jno and Moses ' Son of Jno 




8 Father of W«i 




, 


«Son of Jno 




10 Alias Creed 






" Son of Wii 





Land and Slave Ownees, Pbincess Anne Co., 1775. 





L 


SEC 




L 


SEC 


John Capps^"^ 


50 




Thomas Langley^" 


50 




Edw^ Capps Sen'- 


87 




Edward Lamount 


50 




Henry Dawley sen 


a50 




Natt Martin 


40 




Thomas Dawley 


150 




James Moore Sen' 


■ 125. 


1 


Robt Dudleyi^ 


75. 


2 


John Mason 


60 




William Flanakin 


'' 12 




Joshua Matthias^^ 


102 




Thomas Franklin 






Dinah Mason 


100 




Sen'-^^ 


' 75 




William Morris^^ 


165. 


1 


Anthony Fentress 


230. 


1 


Cornelius Morriss 


68 




Thomas Franklin 






Abnor Moore 


30 




Jun"- 


30 




John Munden 


106 




Solomon Fizzel 


100 




William Mackie 


63. 


1 


Phillip Fisher^'' 


130. 


2 


Willoughby Moore 100 




Bowin Green 


60 




William Morriss Jun70 




Daniel Grirastead 


223 




Solomon Mai bone 


40 




John Gamewell 


50 




Moses M'Clelan Jun 25 




Cantwell Garrison 


125 




James Malbone 


175 




Abraham Galindo 


44 




Jonathan Malbone" 


^450 




William Hutching 


s 65 




Francis Morse 


75. 


2 


Morriss Hill 


90 




Epaphroditus 






Jonathan Jackson 


300. 


6 


Munden 100. 


1 


James Johnson 6 






Phillip Malbone 


100 




Elizabeth Jackson^ 


'145. 


2 


Lazarus Morse 


75 




Charles James 


100 




Archabald Morse 


33 




James King sen^^ 


75 




Caleb Moore 


100. 


1 


Thomas Kelley 


150 




James Morse 


150. 


2 


Henry Kinzee Jun 


''55 




Willis Morriss^* 


150. 


2 


Thomas Kinzey 


33 




Josiah Morriss 


100. 


1 


Harry Kelley^^ 


225. 


2 


Thomas Old Jun 


550. 


4 


John Kelley 


100. 


2 


William Oakum-^ 


100 




Landman King 


37 




Evan Purdy 


125 




Willoughby Land 


87. 


1 


James Powers 


75 




Edw^ Land 


50 




William Peadon 


120 





1'^ Son of Thorrgfi '^ father of Henry " Fatherof William 

'5 Father of Tho^ i« Father of Jon^ " Mother of Simon 

'* Father of Jeremeah " Father of John, Geo : and Charles 

•^0 Father of Jas. ^i Son of Henry '^'^ Father of W^ 

-^ Father of Joab '^^ Father of John and Kader -^ Father of Jno 



LOWEK NOEFOLK CoUNTT YlKGINIA AnTIQUAKT. 



L 

65 
96 
87 
56 
175. 



SRC 



Solomon Purdy 
Thomas Rainy 
Thomas Robinson 
William Rutland 
Eustace Stripes 
William Shipp Sen 25 
John Smith^*^ 33 

William Seneca SenlOO. 2 
William Salmons 116 
James Seneca 100 

John Seneca Sen^^ 36 
John Sharwood 35 
Frances Salmons^^ 100 
William Shipp Jun 200. 2 
Richard Salmons 25 
Lewis Stripes 1 

Josiah Styring 123 
Ricd White 160. 2 

Joshua Wright 100 
Margaret Wright 155. 2 
Lemuel Whithurst 50 



L SEC 

Caleb Ward 75. 1 

Jacob Wright 60 

John Whitehead 267. 6 
Thomas Willoughby 50 
John Wicker 200 

James Whithurst 300. 1 
John Ward 50 

James Whithurst^^ 75 
James Wright 81 

Margarett 

Whithead 200. 5. 1 
Jonathan Wright 164 
John Wilbore 45 

WilliamWhithead=^«100 
Reuben WilliamsonlOO 
Tully Williamson 115. 3 
Charles Whithurst 50 
Jonathan Whithurst^^50 
Solomon Williams 84 
Rich^ Williamson^nOO 



(For the Middle Precinct of the Eastern Shore) 





L 


s 


R C 




L 


SRC 


John Attwood 


140 






Cornelius Brinson 


75 




Thomas Attwood 


150. 


2 




William Brinson 


113 




Edward Bonney 








John Bonney Jun"^ 


180 




Sen' 


■ 80 






Ranson Brock 


90 




Thomas Brock^^ 


230. 


1 




John Bonney (worn). 


2 


Jane Bonney 


133 






Jonathan Bonney 






Anthony Barnes 








Jun' 


50 




Juu^ 


150. 


3. 


1 


William Capps=" 


96 




Francis Barnes 


80 






Thomas Cannon 


100. 


2 



2« Son of Richd '^^ Father of Simon 

'^^ Mother of Henry and Anthy ^^ Son of Solomon 

30 Father of Jno ^i gon of SoP ^^ Father of Richd 

33 Father of W°i and Moses ^4 go^ of Richd and father of Jesse 



Land and Slave Owners, Pkincess Anne Co., 1775. 5 



L 

25 
60 



SEC 



James Caps 
James Carril 
Edward Cannon 

Jun' 75 
Hillary Capps 80 

John Cason Sen'' 145. 
James Cason Sen'' 125 
John Cumberfoot 40 
Dennis Dawley 725. 
Richard Dauge"^ 100. 
William Dawley Sen''70 
John Dyer 87 

James Eaton^'^ 160 
Michael Eaton 40 

John Fentress 

Sen-- 290. 
Jonathan Fentress 150. 
John Founten 54 

Daniel Franklin^^ 150 
John Fentress 

Jun'- 150. 
John Gornto^ 300. 
John^^ 420. 

John Henley Sen^ 506. 
Henry Harrison 230. 
Charles Henley^" 152|. 
Sarah Hartley*' 110 
Thomas 

Huddlestone^^ 75 



L SEC 

James HilP^ 129 

James Henley** 140. 2 
Nowdinah Henley 2 

Edward James*' 485. 4. 1 
John James 2 

Charles James 77 

William James*'' 500. 
Elizabeth James 
Pembrook James 250. 
Thomas Lewis 90. 

William Leggett 172. 
Frances Lamount 
John Moore*^ 86 

John Moore 172 

Godfrey Malbone 50 
Jacob Moore*^ 295 
John Morrisett*^ 150 
Joab M'^Clenhan 70 
Cason Moore'" 204. 1 
Richard M^Clellan 

Sen^ 70 
William M^Clellan 133 
John M<=Daniel 35 

Johnson Nimmo (worn). 3 
Joseph Otterson" 100. 1 
James Power'' 35 

Adam Robinson^^ 96 
Jonathan Roberts 64 
Elias Roberts 75 



^5 Father of Nathan ^e Father of John 

^^ Father of John and Reuben 

^' Surname of the party gone but is presumably Gornto 



=*' Father of Naf^ 



*° Father of Henry and Thomas 

■*- Father of Annanias 

•** Father of Corns 

'*" Father of William and Thomas 

"8 Father of William 

50 Father of Tully 

52 Son of John 



*' Mother of Charles and John 

*3 Father of William 

*5 Father of John and Edward 

*■" Son of Thomas 

49 Father of William 

"Father of William 

53 Father of Adam 



6 LowEK Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary, 



William Robinson 


L 

107| 


SRC 


Margaret Willis*'^ 


L 

183 


John Raney^* 


130 




Robert Ward 


80 


James Simmons^^ 


191i 




Solomon 




Thomas Simmons 


183. 


1 


Whitehursf^^ 


85 


George Styring 


250. 


2 


Charles 




Simon Stone 


400. 


5 


Waterman*^^ 


324 


John Scopas 


94 




George Ward*^* 


75 


John Simmons 


90 




Jonathan 




Mary Simmons 




1 


Woodhouse 


115. 


William Shepherd 


295. 


2 


William 




Thomas Turner^*^ 


50. 


1 


Whitehurst*^^ 


100 


Isaac Tolevine 




1 


Hillary 




William 






Whitehurst 


200. 


Woodhouse^^ 


175. 


2 


Godfrey 




William 






Whitehurst 


20 


Woodhouse^^ 


34. 


1 


Henry 




Pembrook 






Woodhouse"'' 


430. 


Woodhouse^^ 


265. 


3. 1 


Thomas Ward'''' 


125 


John Whitehurst*"' 


175. 


2 







SRC 



3. 1 



(For the Lower Precinct of the Eastern Shore) 





L SRC 


L S R C 


William Aitchison 


5. 1 


Edward Brown 1 


Thomas Abbott 


1 


Thomas Brock 250. 4. 1 


Will"^ Abslum 


80 


Hilery Burgess 50 


Rebekah Banks 


100. 4. 1 


John Brown 1 


William Benthall 


1 


Jacob Bishop 5 


Thomas Benthall 


1 


Edward Cannon 4. 1 


James Brewer 


107 


Joel Cornick Juu'" 465. 6. 1 


Thomas Banks 


126. 1 


Isaac Cary 53 


Jonathan Buskey 


375. 1 


George Cox 139. 2 


Willibough Buskey 84 


Elizabeth Consaul 1 


5* Father of Malach 


i ^' Father of Andrew "'^ Father of John 


" Son of William 


=» Son of Phil 59 Mother of John 


•^"Son of James 


•" Mother of John and William 


«2 Father of Hosea 


«3 Father 


of Solomon " Father of Thomas 


*^ Son of Anthony 


"' Father 


of Henry ^'' Father of Jonathan 



Land and Slave Ownees, Princess Anne Co., 1775. 7 





L 


SRC 




L 


SRC 


Horatio Cornick 




9. 


1 


James Land 


50 




Thomas Cbappel 


63 






Ruben Lovett 


88. 


1 


John Cornick 




6. 


1 


Jonathan Mackey 


425. 


1 


Joel Cornick 


200. 


7. 


1 


Bern^ Moseley 


70. 


1 


Jacob Ellegood 


1260. 


8. 


1 


Thomas Owens 


133. 


1 


Peter Norley 








John Pallett 


666| 


5. 1 


Ellegood 


237. 


5. 


1 


Edw^'^- Petty 


338 




John Fentress 


200 






Anne Rusell 




1 


Edward Gisborn 


50 






Mark Robinson 


50 




Sowel Gaskings 


150 






George Scott 




5. 1 


Henry Gaskiug 


300. 


2 




John Smith 


158 


(worn) 


Jesse Hill 


280. 


2 




Smith Shephard (worn). 


6. 1 


William Henley 


243. 


2 




Robert Trower 


140. 


2 


John Haynes 


397. 


5 




Thomas Trowers 


50 




Mich^ Hackett 




7. 




John Tainer 


100. 


4 


Robert Jones 


537i. 


12. 




Henry Trowers 


50 




Isaac Jacob 




1 




Blazon Vangover 


100 




Mary Jones 


200. 


3. 




Horatio 






Betty Keeling*'*^ 


850. 


14 




Woodhouse 


211 




Adam Keeling 


425. 


4 




Thomas Reynolds 






John Keeling 


383. 


4. 




Walker^^ 


473. 


7. 1 


William Keeling^^ 








Tommy Walke 


500. 


6 


Sr 


974. 


18. 




Betty Woodhouse 




10. 1 


Wiir Keeling Jr 784|. 


19 




Rewben 






Jacob Keeling 


392. 


6. 




Whitehurst 


100 




William Keeling^" 




1 




John AVoodhouse < 


iSt 


5 


John Lovett 


86 






Joseph White 


400. 


11.1 


James Legget 


100. 


1 




Mary Woodhouse'^^ 


164 




Lidia Lamount 




2 




Drew Whitehurst 


100. 


2 


Henry Lovett 


150 






Phillop 






Caleb Lamount 


410. 


6 




Woodhouse 


420. 


3 


Cornelius 








Solomon 






Lamount 


200. 


4. 


1 


Williams^^ 


194. 


5 


John Lovett 


600. 


7. 


2 









«* Mother of Henry «'* Father of William ""> Son of J° 
" Father of Thomas ''■ Mother of John 

"Father of "William. L stands for land, S for slave and R C for 
riding chair. John Pallett was the father of Matthew. 

[To be Continued.'] 



8 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK MARRIAGE BONDS. 

1799. 

Jany 5*^ Ebenezer Moutton and Mrs Mary M^Grath 

Ebenezer Moutton 
Alex'" Moseley John m*^Neill 

" " Jesse Lambert and Sally Newton 

Jesse Lambert 
Alex Moseley Henry Durant 

Feb 7 Robert Ellitt and Elizabeth Sly^ 

Robert Ellitt 
Alex Moseley Gabriel Elliott 

Mar 13 Daniel Black and Mrs Anne Harrison^ 

Alex Moseley Daniel Black 

" 18 Egbert Everts and Elizabeth M^Garvey 

Egbert Everts 
Alex Moseley Chudleigh Southwick 

" 26 W"^ Campbell and Miss Ann S Dudley 

W" Campbell 
Ja® Dickinson^ 
April 11 James Turnbull and Mrs Ann Armstrong 

James Turnbull 
David M^'Allester 
" 27 W"^ Lake and Mrs Ann E Crawley* 

WilP Lake 
Alex Moseley Robert Spiner, mark 

" " Fredericke Hennicke and Mrs Amey Campbell 

Frederick Hennicke 
Alex Moseley ' John Barrett 

May 2 Frazier and Rose Parker^ 

James Frazier 
Alex"" Moseley, c. n. b. c. Philip Booze 

' Sister to Margaret Lewis 

^ Relict of John Harrison. I Anne Harrison of Northumberland 
County, England do hereby certify that it is my wish to be united in 
the Holy Bonds of Matrimony with Daniel Black Masf of the Brig 
Aurora Anne Harrison 

^ Guardian to Ann S Dudley 

* Widow ''Sister to the wife of Philip Booze 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1799. 9 

May 10 W™ Joseph AUdridge and Mrs Dorothy Reynolds 

W J AUdridge 
Alex Moseley John Reynolds 

" 11 Joseph Smith and Mrs Maxey Kelly 

Joseph Smith 
Alex Moseley Benj"^ Potts 

" 15 Peter Daley and Mrs Elizabeth Miller 

Peter Daley 
Alex Moseley Martin Fisk 

" 21 John Wilson and Mrs Mary Brown 

John Wilson 
John Trimble 
" 22 Richard Harris and Mrs Margaret Jenkins 

Richard Harris, mark 
Alex Moseley Henry Ortest 

" " Daniel Tracey and Miss Fanny Butt 

Daniel Tracey 
John Randall 
" 27 George Patton and Mrs Elizabeth Boyd'' 

Geo Patton 
John O Mullan 
" 28 W^ Rey and Peggy Dolby^ 

W^^Rey 
Alex Moseley William Dolby 

June 1 Spence Grayson with Bettsey Bowler 

Spence Grayson 
Alex Moseley Thos Baker 

" 3 Lothrop Chase and Mrs Elizabeth Warren 

LothP Chase 
Alex^ Moseley W"^ Ward 

" 8 W™ Bresson and Mary Pear 

William Presson 
Alex Mosely Wm Denney 

" 11 Benjamin Brown and Mrs Susanah Langford*^ 

Benjamin Brown, mark 
Alex Moseley Spence Grayson 

® Widow of George Boyd ' Daughter of W™ Dolby ** Widow 



10 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

June 28 John Davidson and Mrs Fanny Reid 

Jno Davidson 
Alex Moseley Daniel Stone 

July 18 Peter Eddy and Sarah Crues 

Peter Eddy 

Alex*" Moseley C. n. c. c. Pitter gryndal 

" 19 W™ Chambres and Peggy Byrne^ 

William Chambres, mark 
Alex Moseley George Lake 

" 27 John Ventus and Miss Mary Fuller^" 

John Ventus, mark 
W" Sharp D. C. Peter W^Son, mark 

" 30 Martin Fisk and Miss Eliza Gilbert" 

Martin Fisk 
W" Sharp Chris^ Fry 

August 8 W™ Haughton and Mrs Aphia Wallace 

William Haughton 
W" Sharp John West 

" 14 Daniel Stone and Miss Jane Vaughan 

Daniel Stone^^ 
W" Sharp D. C. W" Vaughan 

" 20 Nathaniel Brown and Fanny Short 

Nathaniel Brown 
Alex Moseley Richard Spencer 

" 28 John Tofel and Nancy Williams 

John Tofel 
W" Sharp Eras Foster 

" 29 Richard Fryer and Miss Ann Dameron 

Richard Fryer 
W"^ Sharp Thos Newton Jr 

Sept 28 Vallentine Dun and Chloe Dozier 

Vallentine Dun 
W" Sharp Cuddy Dunn 

" " Cuddy Dum & Peggy JolliflPe 

Cuddy Dum 
W"^ Sharp Vallentine Dun 

^ Daughter of Ann Byrne '" Daughter of Peter Williamson 

" Daughter of Reyneur Gilbert 

1- Daniel Stone was born Sept 4tii 1773, died April b^^ 1845 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1799. 11 

Oct 4 Henry Durant and Mary Saunders^^ 

Henry Durant 
Alex"" Moseley C n b c John Hutchinson 

" 7 Joseph Archer and Tabitha Joines 

Joseph Archer 

Alex"" Moseley c n b W™ Groten 

" 16 Alexander Wilson and Miss Mary Cunningham 

Alex'' Wilson 
Kobt Barron 
" 19 W" Moseley and Miss Martha Whitehurst 

W°' Moseley 
W"' Sharp D. C. George Suggs 

" 23 John Boldery and Mrs. Elizabeth Richer son 

John Boldery 
W" Sharp David McAllister 

" " Jesse New comb and Miss Margaret Willoughby^'' 

J Newcomb 
Jno L Willoughby 
" 31 W™ Cammack and Miss Catherine Hutchings 

W^ Cammack 
Alex"" Moseley c n b c Jno Hutchings 

Nov 10 Alexander Whitehead and Miss Nancy Moseley 

Alex"" Whitehead 
Alex"" Moseley c n c Hillary Moseley 

" 14 Edw H Hussan and Hester Chesrue 

Edw H Hussan 
Alex Moseley George Chesrue 

" 16 John Dejust and Mrs Elizabeth Miller 

Jno Dejust, mark 
W"' Sharp William Janson 

" " Joseph Fisher and Mrs Anne Couch 

Jos Fisher 
Geo Billups 
Dec 10 Francis Smith and Miss Ann Marsden 

F Smith 
W" Sharp J G Marsden 

" " Henry Jackson and Betsy Jackson 

Henry Jackson, mark 
W^ Sharp L Baily 

'^ Daughter of Mary Hutcheson ^* Sister to John L Willoughby 



12 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Dec 11 Joseph Sawyer and Sarah Wilder^^ 

Joseph Sawyer 

Alex Moseley Henry Keeling 



PROPERTY OWNERS, NORFOLK COUNTY, 1860. 
(Portsmouth Parish.) 



E 


p 




R 


p 


Curtis Ash (F B) 


300 


Savage Baker 


4500 


3000 


Richd Arrington 1000 


500 


Ewd J Bunting 


1500 


255 


Ewd Angel 


200 


Joseph Brickhouse 


3000 


Mrs Cath L Arm stead 




Thos A Bunting 




100 


10,000 


3500 


Francis A Bunting 


75 


Hester Ash (F M) 


10 


Jno S Bluefort 




100 


Malory Aylor (F M) 


200 


Joseph G Ball 


3000 


5000 


Mark Ayars 500 


200 


Elvira Brodwatei 


: 800 


600 


Elva Ash (F B) 


100 


Westley B Butt 




100 


A S Brinkley 


15 


B J Brown 




100 


Solomon Bell (F B) 


310 


Racheal Bond 




50 


W^ J Bishop 11000 


500 


Jno M Brown 


500 


1200 


Jno Berry 700 


200 


Joshua Brown 




135 


Virginius B Bilisoly 




Geo F Bensten 


1200 


125 


12000 


5000 


James Bensten 


700 


125 


Jno Brown 450 


200 


Wm H Brittingham 




Bur well Barber 150 


35 




3000 


250 


Admiral Brinkley 


50 


Solomon T Barcl 


ay 




Micheal Bess (I) 1100 


300 




5000 


8000 


W" Bass (I) 800 


150 


Wm Brooks 


17000 


7000 


Joseph Bright 1000 


225 


Nancy Bracy (F B) 




Elvin Bass (I) 


75 




200 


25 


Nath Bizzelle (I) 


50 


Joseph Bateman 




75 


Andrew Bass 500 


60 


Thos Bar tee 


300 


200 


Geo E Belote 600 


400 


M J Balentine 


2580 


4695 


Amos Brown 


100 


Richd R Butler 




100 


Jas Bowzer (F B) 


20 


Elijah Bensten 


87 


250 


Nath^ Bidgood 10000 10800 


L R Ballard 


6000 12000 



^5 Niece of Mary Poole 



Peoperty Owners, Norfolk County, 1860. 13 



R 

Dempsy Bowser (F B) 
Belson Barnes 
George Barnes 
Jno H Bidgood 6500 
Sarah K Bruce 2000 
C E Bidgood 4000 
Jeremiah Brister (F B) 
Thos Baily (F B) 
Jno T Bidgood 6200 
W^ A Bruce 8640 

Jno Benson 2000 

D R Creecy 4000 

Benjn Culpepei 2000 
Joseph Culpeper 
David Culpeper 500 
Jno Culpeper 800 

Thos Cotton 1000 

Mary Cuthriell 3500 
Saml Cuthriell 3000 
Ewd Carter 4000 

Richd Cox 20000 

Jacob Copeland (F B) 
Wm Carney 
Eliza Collins 50 

Saml Camay 800 

Celia Cuffee (F B) 
Jno A Codd 
P H Cooke 4000 

Robt Cherry 250 

Jno A Cooke 
Frederick Cooper 
Cecenia Cooke (F B) 
Lemuel Cuffee (F B) 
Frank Carney (F B) 
James Caleham 500 
Julia A Cuffee (F M) 
Sarah Cherry 100 

Gisbourne Cherry 1500 



R 



75 
1500 

8000 



p 

75 Frances F Cherry 

3000 James Cherry 

200 Walter Cherry 

4000 W" Creemore 

2500 Frederick Carr 

7000 Robt Culpeper 

50 George Cuffee (F M) 
150 125 

16400 George Corprew (F B) 
7600 400 

1050 George Culpeper 

6500 Thos Culpeper 

900 Silas Cherry 

50 George Culpeper 

50 Jas F Carr 

100 R T Culpeper 

225 Susan A Cherry 

125 Henry Cuffee (F B) 

25 Matthiew Cherry 

79 Willis Cherry 

4800 Paul Cherry 

25 Leonard Cherry 

20 David Cherry 

15 Allen 

200 Jno H Cherry 

50 W^ Culpeper 

200 Timothy M Cherry 
325 5500 

35 Saml Cherry Sr 

1000 W" Cuffee (F B) 

15 Jno H Cherry 

50 Josiah Culpeper 

105 John Culpeper 

200 Jennette Culpeper 
5 2000 

10 Saml Cragins 2000 

2000 Nathaniel Cotton 

400 John W Cotton 



176 
750 
200 
800 
4466 
3500 



125 



100 
1000 



1000 



450 
200 



p 
2000 
2500 

50 

125 

2500 

50 

70 

400 

150 

200 

50 

800 

8500 

4700 

20 

50 

50 

50 

200 

50 

30 

80 

50 

5 

1500 

20 
50 

30 
250 

80 
800 

50 
100 



14 Lower Nokfolk County Yibginia Antiquary. 



E P 

Joshuana Culpeper 100 

Susan Carney (F B) 25 
Sampson Crocker 

15000 10000 

Chas Capps 6000 5000 

James Carney 4000 4200 

Martha A Carney 1500 500 

Stephen Carney 5500 5500 

Jas Clarke (F B) 1200 500 

Phoebe Copeland (B) 20 

Ella M Cuffee (B) 15 
Jas C Choate 5000 14800 

W" B Davis 100 20 

Hardy Duke 230 

D T Driver 2500 800 

Alex Drummond 300 

Jeremiah Deal 500 60 

W^ Deans 4000 7199 

Joseph Deans 100 

Lyddia Deans (F B) 200 

W^ Deans (F B) 125 

Cornelius Dozier 1000 2000 

Micheal Dennis 1000 1000 

Ewd Dennis 1500 

John Deans 800 

Brutus Deans (F B) 200 

Lem^ E Deans 2280 3250 

Joseph Dunn 1000 

Chas Elliott 100 
Edmond Eliott (F M) 

2200 90 

N H Edwards 15000 1978 

Albert Elliott (F M) 200 

Chas Everett 4 
Thomas Eastwood 

2000 550 

Josiah Elliott (F M) 150 

Jacob Everwine 100 



Jno Elliott (F M) 10 

Arad Evans 100 

D S Evans 1500 

Jno O Evans 100 7000 
Leroy G Edwards 

20000 11300 

Mrs Virginia C Edwards 8000 

W" Elliott (F B) 10 

Howard Elliott (F B) 30 

Dan* Eastwood 75 

Jno Elliott (B) 300 

Charity Elliott (B) 20 

Henry Elliott (F B) 25 

George Eva 150 

Ewd Elliott (F B) 300 

Elijah Elliott (F B) 75 

Jeremiah Elliott (F B) 100 

Joel Elliott (F B) 200 
Muguet Genot Francis 

3000 60 

W C Fox 250 

W^ Falk (F M) 100 

Henry C Fintel 150 

Louisa Foreman 2500 1100 

W" Flemming 100 3000 

Mrs M Fentress 10 

Jas H Foster 50 

Joseph Ferebee 1500 100 

Francis Ferebee 2000 6000 

Allen Fort 50 

Jas Feendley 5000 3500 

T S Gennis 100 

Leaven Gayle 2000 2800 

Jno H Gayle 20 

Leaven Gayle Jr 20 

W^ Gilbert 100 

Richd Guinn 60 

Geo W. Grimes 400 



Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860. 



15 



K P 

Joseph R Garrett 20000 10000 

Jno Gifford 100 75 

Jno Gallop 100 
Christiana Gardener (F B) 10 

W" Games 2000 

Smith D Godwin 700 5800 

^Y'^ Goddin (B) 100 

Thos Graham Sr 20 

Thos Graham Jr 200 

Thos J Grimes 2100 1800 

Thos Grimes 4000 5000 

Mrs N Grimes 2000 3000 

W^ S Grimes 2000 5700 

Joshua L Hopkins 550 18 
W F Higgenbottom 

1000 160 

E Hutcherson 2000 400 

Chas A Houghton 300 75 

Jno Harald 250 150 

Ezekiel Holloway 3000 500 

Walter J Hall 2000 200 

Indie Hardy 15 
Edmon Herman (F M) 

275 30 

Jas Herbert 3000 8000 

Benj'^ Hashing (F B) 25 

Jno R Hudggins 200 

Lewis H Hull 4000 1000 

Mrs Nancy Heath 125 75 

Josiah C Heath 500 

Jno T Hale 2000 400 

Jno V Haynes 3000 2000 

Thos Hodges 200 

JnoWHamberry 1200 
Aug F Hamberry 400 

Thos Hodges 1000 150 

Nathan H Hodges 800 100 
Jas G Hodges 10000 15000 



R P 

Logan Hurst 8400 15343 

James Hodges 200 75 
William Hodges 50 

Richd Hodges 2400 20 

Caleb Hodges 350 100 

J W Hall 2000 3500 

Ann E Hodges 125 

W" Higginbottom 400 

Richd Higginbottom 200 

W" P Hillyer 100 

Jas Harrison 800 

Kelly Harrison 400 

J W Hopkins 2000 5600 

Thos M Hodges 3500 7000 
Mrs Martha A Ivy 

3000 3028 

Harriet Johnson (F B) 50 

Richd Joins 300 

Willis Jones (F B) 100 
Jas H Johnston Jr 

4000 600 

W" R Johnson 750 200 

Jno B Johnson 750 150 
Mary E Johnson 1 500 

Jno B Johnson Sr 1750 250 
Leeander F Johnson 

750 100 

Ewd B James 2500 1250 

Geo W James 300 

Melvina Jones 12 

George Johnson 50 

Harvey Johnston (F B) 50 

Ruben Jones D D 7375 

Robt Johnson (F B) 45 

Eliza F Johnson 3000 300 

Elizabeth Jordan 1000 250 

Leroy Johnson 300 

Josiah King 2750 800 



16 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 





E 


p 


R 


P 


John King 


500 


200 


Joseph Moore 10000 15000 


Jacaarun Knott 


1500 


150 


Thos Morrison 


100 


Elvington Knott 




50 


W" Midyett 


25 


Geo W King 




150 


Emily J Miars 3000 10500 


Timothy Keter 




25 


Thos Miars 


200 


Lydia F Keter 




20 


Jno Miligan 


50 


Jas Keter 


75 


100 


Thos J Montague 3000 


9675 


Dr Jno T Kilby 


7200 


7300 


Silvester B Moore 


3000 


L H Kingsman 


20000 15000 


Phebe Marsh 


50 


AV°^ Loaper 




18 


W" Marsh 


50 


Jno Laurence 




25 


Iven Mahomey 


200 


W"' Lowe 


500 


200 


Patrick H Miller 


250 


Rowland Loomis 




45 


Jonathan Martin 2310 


1300 


Jno Liverman 




30 


Mrs Martha A Martin 




Jno W Latimer 


650 


3550 


1000 


600 


McKenny Lewis 




1500 


Caleb Miller (F B) 100 


200 


Jacob Latchfield 




500 


John Mitcherson 100 


100 


Milly Love (F B; 




10 


Jno Magston 


25 


Augustus W Long 


100 


Horrace Mackan 1000 


2500 


W^ W Manning 




400 


Josiah D Miars 3000 


2458 


Thos J Moore 




3600 


Thos W Mackie 4000 13000 


Saml Martin 


600 


40 


Allen A Newton (I) 




Noah Martin 


400 


20 


1200 


150 


Jno S Morgan 




200 


Jas W Newton (I) 200 


20 


T N Mercer 


10000 


1000 


W" H Nash 


2600 


W^ Moreland 


3000 


2500 


Mrs Martha Nicholson 




Ro Montgomery^ 


4000 


225 


1000 


50 


Catharine Morecock 




Adaline Nicholson 


250 




500 


]00 


Dan Newton 3000 


400 


George Murray 


3000 


2000 


J W Owens 


75 



•Thos H Davis Agt. E, Real Estate. P, Personal Property. B, 
Black. F B, Free Black. F M, Free Mulatto. I, Indian. 8 Blacks 
owned 1030 dollars of personal property. 57 Free Blacks owned 5520 
dollars of personal property and 2475 dollars of real estate. 17 Free 
Mulattoes owned 1350 dollars of personal property and 6000 dollars of 
real estate. 9 Indians owned 835 dollars of personal property and 
3615 dollars of real estate, making a total of 8735 dollars of personal 
property and 12090 dollars of real estate for the colored people, an 
average of nearly 229 dollars each. 



Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860. 



17 



E P 

Mary A Owenton 15 

Jno Oakham 250 

Nathan Oakham 1800 

ThosOwen 2000 3000 

Isaac Pettijohn 18 

Chas Paten (F B) 10 

Moses Pitt (F B) 15 

Chas Pivett 100 

Asa Price 800 300 

Ab F Peek 100 
Elizabeth Pullen 123| 

Benj'^ R Perry 6000 2400 

Jno Perry 2000 500 

Mrs Sarah E Page 50 

W T Pitts 500 

Robt Parrott 100 

James Pitt (F B) 25 

Willis Parker 400 100 

Wash'^ Pitt (F B) 25 

Albert Pritlow (F B) 300 

Jas Pitt Sr (F B) 250 

Willis Plummer 800 500 

Cherry Plummer 200 500 
Isaac Rose 3500 15800 

Fredk A Rogers 77 

W" Ross 25 

W°^ Renolds 15 

Joseph Redman 10 

Pearson Rodman 300 

Jas S Richardson 8050 2800 

Asbury Reid (F M) 10 

Joseph F Reiter 100 

W" Richardson 700 3300 
Ewd M Rogers 3000 

Solothall Rudder 200 50 

Zacheriah Rudder 200 150 

W^ Rea 300 200 

Thos Roberts (B) 300 



E P 

Elvy Ricks (B) 250 

Thos Ridgeway (F B) 50 

Philip Stoser 1200 200 

RichdTShea 5000 1930 

Jno Shea 1200 525 

Joseph Savage 30 

Jas T Savage 30 

Jno Shackleford 20 

Peter Shea 600 330 

Edgar Sketer 50 

Jno Silverthorn 150 50 

Jethro Spivey 12 

W" Stevens 10 

Jas E Spring 500 75 

Benjn P Small 1500 200 

Albert Sawyer 25 
Saml Sebastion 125 

Jno Stokes 8000 6000 
Jno Sickramore (F B) 

500 125 

Thos W Spady 2000 

Jno Stafford 75 
Cullen Smith (F M) 

3000 200 
Mary F Shepherd (F B) 

75 

Jno W Simmons 300 100 

Jno R Simmons 35 

Geo E Smith 1000 250 

Joh W Stokes (F B) 25 

Sarah Stocker (F B) 15 

Luretta Swinson 10 

Jno Spratt 500 300 
W"^ J Spratt 450 
Richd Spratt 500 
Jeremiah Stevenson 

200 250 

Jno Smith (F B) 15 



18 LowEE Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



Tazwell Smith (F M) 
James Smith (F B) 
Jno Silverthorn 
Patrick Sharkey 
Alex'' Sketer 
David Scott 
Lydia Scott 6000 

Jas Smith 900 

Chas H Smith (B) 
Eobt Taylor 
Jno Thompson 500 
Patsy Trotter (F B) 
Eobt B Taylor 
Chas Trotter (F B) 
Westley B Taylor 4000 
Jas Taylor 650 

Henry Thompson 
Nathl Trotter (F B) 
W° Taylor 200 

Joel Tart 6260 

David Wood 
N R Wilkinson 5000 
Michael Whitson 
Harriett Whitson 2500 
James White 
Baker Ward 
Fredk Welch 3000 
Jessee Weaver 350 

W^ Wood 1000 

W^W Weaver (I) 75 
Jas Watts 40 

Willis Weaver (I) 115 
Chas I D West 1650 
Jno S Wise 7150 

W" F Wright • 8000 
Saml Weston 10000 
Henrv Williams 250 



p R P 

15 NancyWright(FM)100 30 

25 Timothy A¥hite 2000 800 

500 Sarah Wallace 25 

3000 Saml M Wilson 40000 7500 

300 Jno S Wright 7000 18000 

1000 Edwin Williamson 

8695 8000 8000 

1000 Diana Wright (F B) 30 

25 Eli Wilkinson (F B) 50 

12 Lewis Wright (F B) 15 

50 W^ D Willoughby 50 

20 Jno R, White 2000 15070 

50 Jas Wood 1000 144 

50 Jno H Wood 75 

4000 Amos White 15 

2000 Nancy Weaver (I) 125 50 

100 Jas Willroy 30 

15 Ewd Watts (F M) 10 

Mrs Sarah Ward 200 

11100 Mrs Love AVhite 8000 

15 W White 5000 20000 

1320 W^ Jas Williams 5000 10000 

600 Willis Wallace 10 

Jessee White 30 

35 James A Williams 

15 10000 25000 

220 S Wilson 600 

25 Henry Walton 200 

135 A J Wise 8000 15000 

40 Willis Wordsworth (F B) 50 

10 Dempsy Wright (F B) 200 

Jno AVilliams 400 

250 Alfred White 900 5438 

25000 Ewd White 1000 5000 

20000 George Young (F M) 15 

8000 Aug Youre 150 

Nelson Young (F M) 300 200 



Princess Anne County Makkiages. 19 

PKINCESS ANNE COUNTY MARRIAGES. 

By James Buxton^ 

1798 
Jany Archer Davise and Sarah Toole 

By William Sory^ 

Oct 1799 to May 29 1800 

William Read and Free Lovey boult 
Corprew Wickings and Nelley Woodard 
Tulley Phillips and Peggy Wickings 
Samuel Brown and free Lovey Reed 
Bartlett Ives and Elizabeth Woodard 
John Seven and Jean Gisborn 

1800, 1801 and 1802 

Rich'* Coats and Elizabeth Fenton 
Malicha Wells and Letitia Weston 
W™ Lowis and Sarah Woodard 
Frederick Willson and Sally Ives 
John Randolph and Lovey Clemmings 
\ym "WTiggjjs and Polly Etheredge 
Peter Sory and Alse Sewen 

1802 

Peter Sorey and Alsey Seven 
Herbert Tooley and Sarah Purdie 

1803 

Hillary Chappie and Rohdy Whitehurst 
Philip Sorey and Cloe Simmons 
Merchant Woodard and Pheby Powell 
W™ Hartigan and Alif Gresham 



This marriage took place in " Nancemond County " 
' Baptist Minister at Blackwater 



Oct 24 


Nov 6 


Dec 4 


March 13 


Ap29 


May 29 


Dec 15 


" 26 


May 7 


Mar 18 


6 


Sept 12 


May 27 


May 27 


Nov 25 


Feb 23 


May 11 


u 17 


Aug 11 



Jany 


19 


(( 


10 


Sept 


12 


Oct 22 


Dec 


5 


Ap 


3 


C( 


21 


Nov 


12 


i( 


u 



20 Lower !Nokfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

1805 

Ch^ Bradley and Polly Doshier 
Kedar Sorey and Betsey Mackfershion 
Edward Hall and Juley Corprew 
Tho® Corprew and Nancy Gornto 
Fre° Old and Leticia Old 

1806 

W™ Simmons and Rebecca Stone 
Jacob Sorey and Dinah Mansfield 
Frederick Wilkens and Betsey Simmons 
Ivey Sorey and Julia Simmons 

1807 

Jany 17 Dempsey Etheredge and Abigal Creekmur 
Aug 6 Righte Douge and Mary EUiss 
July 11 John Bowen and Elizabeth Brown 

1808 
Oct 12 Durant Corprew and Jaca Grunto 

1809 

Feb 16 Tatem Sorey and Fanny Gisbourn 
" 22 Joel Gisbourn and Susanna Bell 

By Cornelious Calvert' Jun^' Minister 

1799 

March 26 Joshua Williamson and Frances Wray 
April 30 Cornelious Capps and Lydia Mahony 

2 At a Court Held for P. A. County the 4*^ Day of February 1799 
Present 
John Hancock Tho^ Wishart Jun"" 1 Gent 

Geo : D Corprew Cornelius Calvert Ju'' J Justices 
Present 
Anthy Walke Gent 
Cornelius Calvert Jun"^ produced Credentials of his ordination and 
also of his being in regular Communion with the Episcopal Church 
took the Oath of allegiance to the Commonwealth of Virginia gave 
Bond and Security ace"! to law ordered that the s? Bond be Recorded. 
Jas Robinson and Dennis Dawley were the securities. 



Pkincess Anne County Marriages. 21 

May 21 Dennis Creed and Frances Williams 

" " Robert Butt and Sally Randolph 

" 30 Charles Small wood and Eleanor Hill 

Sept 17 James Williamson and Molly Shipp 

" 24 Thomas Henley and Susanna Wray 

Nov 20 John Keeling and Frances Hopkins 

Dec 13 James Land and Nancy Fentress 

By James Lewis* 

1800 

Aug 6 Nathan Whitehurst and Pemmy Woodhouse 
Nov 29 William Lufmon and Jacah Fentress 
Dec 22 James Whitehurst and Sally Cason 

1801 

Jany 7 Aron Timberlake and Janet Ray 

April 25 Absolam Cason and Mary Bentle 

June 6 William May and Anne holmes 

July 11 Erasmus Cason and Kezea Brown^ 

" 22 John Whitehead and Nancy Williams 

Oct 5 John Bonny and Frankey Woodhouse 

* At a Court of Quarterly Sessions Held at the Court House for the 
County of Princess Anne the 4*'^ Day of August 1800 in the 25^*^ year of 
the Commonwealth of Virginia 

Present 

Aiam Keeling "j 

Anthony Walke I _, 

Erasmus Haynes \ ^^"* ^^^^^^^^ 

William D Woodhouse j 
James Lewis Produced to the Court Credentials of his Ordination 
and of his being in regular Communion with the Methodist & Epis- 
copal Church took the Oath of Allegiance and entered into Bond with 
Security as required by an Act to regulate the Solemnization of 
Marriages for prohibiting such as are incestious or otherwise ulawful 
to prevent forcble and stolen Marriges and for the punishment of the 
Crime of bigamy & that he is hereby Authorized to Celebrate the 
Rites Matrimony agreeable to the forms & Customs of the s'^ Church 
between any persons regularly applying therefor within this State 
Ordered that the s^ Bond be 'Rec'^. 
^ Widow of Smith Brown 



22 LOWEE NOEFOLK CoUNTT YiEGINIA AnTIQUAEY. 

Nov 24 Major Fentress and Betsey Raney 
" 28 John Whitehurst*^ and Anna harris'' 

By Revd Thomas Armistead 
1790 
Feb 28 Matthew Benthall and Margaret Poole 

By Jeremiah Rutter 
1806 
Apl 2 John Butt and Peggy Pebworth 
Sept 19 Isaac Sherwood and Susy Mosely 
Oct 11 James Absolam and Rebecca Ca vender 

" 16 Moses Williamson and Elizabeth Coleman 
Nov 3 James Norris and Ann King 
" 13 Henry Petty and Catharine Butt 

1807 

Jany 31 W"" S Brown and Ann Crimson 

Feb 6 W^ Banks and Mary Hill 

Apl 11 Caleb Godfrey and Sarah Whitehurst 

" " Kedar Moore and Fr' Fentress 

Oct 29 Tho« Casteen and Eliz*'^ Woodhouse 

Nov 14 John Biddle and Mary Banks 

By Benjamin Ashley 
1803 
Aug 30 John Moore and Metidia Dye 

1804 
March 29 Labin Pettit and Betsey Mayers 

1805 
June 19 Jacob Shepherd and Miss Ann Barrington 
July 13 Arthur A Wilson and Mary Ann Widgen 

1806 
May 20 W" Pendred and Betsey James 
June 19 John Lee Tellier and Letitia Woodward 

^ Son of James ■" Widow of John harriss 



Pkincess Anne County Maeriages. 23 

June 21 Samuel Peirce and Julia Benthall 
Oct 16 Timothy D Lawrence and Charlotte Smith 

1807 

Mar 17 Bagwell Ball and Elizabeth Disher 
Nov 18 Carlton Allen and Sarah Lee 

By Mr W*^ Biddle 
1808 
Mar 5 Isaac Scott and Rebecca Holmes 
May 6 James Mills and Mary Scott 
Dec 28 Samuel Kellam and Frances Capps 

By W^ Atwood' 

1807 
July 28 Ezekiel Smith and Martha Cavender 
Oct 24 Billey M'^Clenahan and Betsey Cumberfoot 

1808 
April 14 John Stone and Margaret Fentress 
Oct 25 Batson B Land and Jacamine Henly 

By Rice Haggard 
1809 
Aug 17'^ Abel Whitehurst and Elizabeth Edmunds 

By John Owen 
1813 
June 22 Horatio E Hall to Miss Eliza H Cornick 

8 At a Court held July 5*1 1802 for P A County 
Present 
John Hancock Jesse Morriss 1 
William White I 

Thomas Lawson ! 

Adam Keeling 1^ Gentlemen 

Anthony Walke j Justices 

Thos Walker | 

Jno Smith J 

Present Geo D Corprew Gent 
"This day W"i Atwood presented to the Court Credentials of his 
being in regular Communion with the Methodists Episcopal Church " 
"& entered into Bond as required by an Act of Assembly to 
regulate the Solemnization of Marriages." James Lewis and Joel 
King securities. 



24 Lower Noefolk County Yieginia Antiquaet. 

MY MOTHER. 

(Continued from page 138 of the 2d volume.) 

At New Kent. 

Some time after this (the British having burned us out at 
the Ship Yard^) I moved to a farm in New Kent, seven miles 
further up, belonging to Jerry Waden, where, I thought, it 
should be out of the way. Indeed, they all assured me that 
it was on the Middle Road, (for it seems, there was an upper 

^ Private Note By Mrs. M.' 
My brother-in-law the late Littleton T. Waller, of Lombardy, James 
City Co., resided about three miles from the Ship-Yard on the Chick- 
ahomininy river, and at low water had often seen the wreck of the 
vessel (the Thetis) which was being built under Capt. Maxwell's 
superintendence during the war of the Revolution— and which was 
burnt on the stocks by the British (date unknown). In April, 1857, 
the writer visited the spot, but as the tide was high, no trace of it 
could be seen— the only visible memorials of the former Navy Yard 
being the scattered fragments of one from the Black-smith shops 
and the ruined foundations of several small houses, in one of which 
Capt, Maxwell's family probably resided. 

1 " Mrs. Mary F. Maxwell. This venerable Christian woman died at her home, 
in Eichmond, Va., on Monday afternoon, November Sth, in the ninetieth year of 
her age. She was Miss Mary Frances Robertson, of Norfolk, sister of the late 
Mrs. Elizabeth Waller, and widow of William Maxwell, LL.D., a distinguished 
lawyer, at one time President of Hampden-Sidney College. Mrs. Maxwell was a 
woman of devout piety, of culture and wide intelligence. Because of feeble 
health she has been confined to her apartments, and a limited circle of attached 
friends. She has been a member of the Second church for many years, almost 
from the date of its organization. The funeral was from the Second church, on 
Wednesday afternoon." *' The death of the venerable Mrs. Mary Maxwell, which 
occurred on Monday afternoon at her home in Richmond, recalls the career of 
her distinguished husband, the Hon. William Maxwell, LL.D., a name to be 
remembered in Virginia. He was born of English parentage at Norfolk, Va., 
February 27th, 1784. Graduating at Yale In 1802, he studied law in Richmond, and 
began the practice of his profession in Norfolk in 1808. After serving in both 
Houses of the Virginia Legislature, he became President of Hampden-Sidney 
College in 1838. In 1844, he removed to Richmond, where with the practice of 
law, he gave much eflBcient assistance to various educational and literary enter- 
prises. He revived the Historical and Philosophical Society of Virginia, and 
established the 'Virginia Historical Register.' He was a ruling elder of the 
Presbyterian Church, and filled that office with devoted piety and intelligent 
zeal. He was prominent in the Church judicatories, and in the Assembly of 1837, 
took a notable part in the debates, connected with the old and new school con- 
troversy. His death occurred January 9th, 1857, near Williamsburg, Va., and his 
tomb is in Hollywood." From the " Central Presbyterian," Richmond, Va., 
November 16, 1898. William Maxwell was not born of English parents as is above 
stated. His father was born in Northumberland, England, and his mother in 
Norfolk, Va. See second volume, page 56, of this publication. 



My Mother. 25 

and lower road also), which hardly anybody travelled, and 
where, I should be quiet, safe and snug. Here, shortly after- 
wards, my young brother Savage came up from Norfolk and 
joined me. He was about fifteen years old, and had a Coat 
.... not like Joseph's of many colors .... but furnished with a 
set of silver buttons;. .. .for buttons were very scarce and 
hard to get then, and those who could afford it, got silver ones, 
which they could shift from Coat to coat, for whose sake he 
loved his Coat as he did his eyes. Indeed, he frankly con- 
fessed, that he had come so far, not simply to see me and to 
enjoy my good company but to save his darling Coat with the 
silver buttons. We had not been here long, however, before 
we learned that the British were coming down on their way to 
York, and one morning I looked out and saw turning the 
corner of the fence and coming straight up for the gate a com- 
pany of refugees. "Oh, sister," cried Savage, in great alarm, 
"What shall I do with my Coat? Oh ! I have thought of it. 
Here ! just take up the child (little John) from the cradle, and 
I will take it oif and put it under the clothes, and will keep 
rocking the cradle." So said, so done, — while I went to the 
door to attend to my new unbidden and most unwelcome 
guests. Very soon, however, I was startled by a cry from 
poor Savage — " Oh, sister, he has got my Coat " — when I went 
back and found the lad in a tussel with one of the company, 
who had turned the child the first thing, without much cere- 
mony, and seized upon the prize, which Savage was trying to 
get from him, but in vain, " Oh, sister !" said he, with a 
despairing cry, " make him give up my Coat." At this I 
called out, " Who is the captain among you ? " — when one of 
them, with a cowskin on his head (who had been a hog driver 
I suppose) stepped up and said, " I am captain here, Madam." 
" Well then, good Captain," said I, " do make this man give up 
my brother's Coat to him." "That I will, Madam," said he, 
and instantly began paying away with the cowskin on the fel- 
low's back, in a merry style, till he was glad to let go the coat, 
and leave it quietly in my brother's hands. " Well, Well," 
said Savage, after the company were gone, "I think I will 
never put my coat in the cradle again." " No," said I, " if 
you have a mind to save your silver buttons, you had better 



26 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

keep it on your back." " That I will/' said he, " though I 
should get a cowskin over it for my pains." 

New Kent. 

Not long afterwards I looked out and saw a fine company of 
light horse coming round the corner of the fence, and making 
up to the great gate in front of the house. " Well now," said 
I to myself, " I will pluck up a little courage this time and 
meet them boldly if I can." So, I went, at once, to the door, 
where they were all drawn up before me in the yard. They 
were a foraging party. Every horseman had a soldier behind 
him. The captain was a genteel-looking man, with a form as 
fine as a well drawn pair of stays could make it, (my sister 
Peggy told me afterwards that she knew him, and that he cer- 
tainly wore stays). His name was Captain Evall. " Well, 
Madam," said he, accosting me in a gay and careless manner — 
" Where is your husband ? or have you any ?" " Yes, Sir," 
said I, " I have a husband ; at least I hope I have, for I have 
not seen him for sometime. I really don't know where he is 
at present, but, I believe, with the Marquis La Fayette — as he 
went to join him, after your people burned us out at the ship 
yard." '^So," said he, "he keeps good company. And have 
you any brush boys about here?" "Oh, yes! — plenty of 
them — two or three at least, to every bush." (I saw he did 
not like that.) " But to come to the point, come — my good 
madam," said he, " what have you got for us ? for, we are 
beating about for provisions." "Indeed, sir," said I, "I am 
sorry to say, I have got very little for you, for so many of your 
friends have been along before you, that they have left me 
hardly anything to spare." " Well, Well," said he, but you 
have got some flour?" "Yes, I have a little flour." "And, 
some sugar?" "I have a little sugar, too." "And some bacon, 
no doubt?" " I have a little of that, too." "A little— and a 
little, and a little." " Here," said he, to one of his officers — 
" go along with this good lady, and see what she calls a little, 
and mind — don't take more than half of what she has got, for 
we must be generous to her." So, the officer came in, and 
with the men to help him proceeded very politely to rob me of 
what he called half of all my provisions in the house — though, 



My Mother. 27 

I thought he took full two-thirds. In the meantime, I found 
out that these people were only part of a larger body who 
were all encamped on my very plantation, and were hid from 
my eyes only by a small forest of woods. I was of course, in 
great alarm, lest I should be exposed to further depredations 
from them, and requested the Captain (who was growing more 
soft and civil) in consideration of my supplies, to send me a 
guard, for the protection of my house. This, however, he 
assured me was not necessary, but shortly after he had gone 
away with his troops, there came two soldiers, a Hessian and a 
Scotchman, the latter of whom told me that the Captain had 
sent them over to take care of my property. The Hessian was 
a frightful-looking fellow who could not speak a word of Eng- 
lish, and soon after, threw himself down, apparently overcome 
with fatigue, and slept profoundly. The Scotchman, who was 
a good-looking man, said to me, " Madam, these Hessians are 
devils, but I will protect you at the hazard of my life. Only, 
don't go out of my sight, but keep always where I can have 
you in view, or I will not answer for your safety." He also 
said, " I am sick of this service. They tell us we are getting 
on, but I think we are going oiF every day — here a few and 
there a few — till we shall have few left." After this several 
Hessian soldiers straggled over to the house, and some of them 
seemed well disposed to be rude, but my trusty Scot kept them 
off according to his word. The next morning, when the bugle 
blew, the Scotchman took his leave to join the troop who were 
under arms for a march, but all he could do, he could not wake 
up the Hessian, who still slept and moved again ; and he was 
obliged to go and leave him. " Shortly afterwards Savage 
came in with a hatchet in his hand, and flourishing it over the 
sleeping Hessian's neck, in a truly savage style : " Now, sister," 
said he, " say the word and I'll settle him while he is sleeping.'' 
" Oh, no," said I, " not for the world, Savage, would I have 
the poor fellow killed here in my house, and in this state." So, 
I saved his life ; and that afternoon, after sleeping all day, he 
woke up and went off to overtake the army as fast as he could. 
Towards evening. Savage, who had gone out to reconnoitre, 
returned with the joyful news that the British had all passed 
over the Bridge (Dyer's or New began bridge) and broke it 



28 LOWEK l^ORFOLK CoUNTY YlRGINIA AnTIQUAKY. 

down after them to keep our people from following them too 
closely; and '' Come, now, sister," said he, "you have slept 
none for several nights past, but now the enemy has gone, you 
may sleep quietly with no fears about your stays, and I shall 
have none about my Coat." Accordingly, I retired soon after- 
wards to rest, taking off my stays, in whose capacious breast 
I had carried the purse of gold for so many anxious nights, 
and composed myself to rest. Just as I was falling asleep, 
however, I was roused by the trampling of a horse galloping 
towards the house, and starting up I called out to Savage, 
" There they are again." " No ! indeed," said he, answering, 
" I promise you there is not a man of them on this side of the 
river. If it is anyone, it must be one of our own people." 
Just then listening with all my ears, I caught the sound of a 
well-known voice — it was my husband talking with the negroes 
who had come out to take his horse. In an instant he was in 
the room, and I was in his arms. "Oh!" said I, "are you 
come again? And what have you been about? Here is Corn- 
wallis, has gone up the country and taken my trunk of valu- 
ables at the Point of Fork, and down the country, taking 
every thing his own way. And pretty fellows are you and the 
Marquis La Fayette, and all the rest of you, to let the British 
and Refugees come and harry poor women and children this 
way." " Hush," said he, " the Marquis knows what he is 
about. He has had but a handful of men with him all the 
time yet, and quite too few to join battle with. But our turn 
is coming. The country is rising around us. Our men are 
coming in from all quarters. The enemy are flying to York, 
where we shall catch them all as cleverly as you ever saw a 
partridge caught in a trap. Then hey ! for Norfolk and happy 
times !" So, he cheered me up with his lively spirit, and I 
told him the story of Savage and his coat, and my other adven- 
tures since we had parted, at which, he laughed very heartily. 
Indeed, they were more pleasant to tell, than they had been to 
bear. Some time before this, my Aunt Blake, who had been 
obliged to leave Charleston in consequence of the siege, and 
had gone with her husband and family somewhere to the 
North, was returning home again, and I received an invita- 
tion from my sister Marsden, then living in Hanover, to 



The Chukch in Lower Noefolk County. 29 

come up from New Kent to spend the Christmas with them all 

at her house. 

\_To be continued.^ 



THE CHURCH IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY. 

(Continued from Vol. 2, page 128.) 

"Decemb: 15^^: 1654: 

AVee of ye Grand Inquest after due Inquire made doe prsent 
unto ye Court ye gen^'all breach of ye Sabboth day throughout 
the whole County, wch we conceive is most cheifly occasioned 
through want of a godly Minister amongest Us in ye County, 
Where fore we humbly pray & desire yt some speedy Course 
may be taken to procure an able Minister, & some imployed 
for yt purpose, lett ye Charge be what it will We for of pts 
(and hope all ye rest of ye County) shalbe verry willing & ready 
to Undergoe 

Win : Voscombe Henry Brakes Edward Cannon 

John Porter : Senf Richard : ffoster John Workeman 

Win : Robinson: — Richard Starnell John Carraway \ 

Christopher Rivers Thomas Greene Nicholas Mason (.T„j.ors 

John Godfrey Richard Hargrave Richard Jenings C '• 

Edward Cooper Lancaster Lovett Edward Hall J 

Henry Westgate Christo : Bustion George Ashall' 

John Stratton John Greene Thomas Ivey " 

^Jany 25*^' 1647, George Ashall was nonsuited and ordered to pay 
Henry Merritt, "for unjust molestacon," ''ffourty pounds of tobacco" 
April Ib^^' 1651, "Whereas it appeareth to this Cort yt there is due 
from Capt: Samuell Mathewes unto George Ashall Tenne Jarres of 
cleere trayne Oyle, being formerly received by ye said Capt Mathewes 
of him ye sd Ashall. It is therefore Ordered yt the sd Capt Mathewes 
make paymt thereof agreeable to the quantety by him received 
uppon the tenth day of October next ensewinge als: Execucon" June 
16*^ 1662 the jury decided that " Nicholas Boote ought to give a iust 
and true account uppon oath of two pcells of Leather adventured to 
the Munadoes by," George Ashall Nov 15'^' 1662, Boote appeared in 
Co""* by his Attorne &" and satisfied Ashall for the two pcells of 
Leather. June IS'^^' 1663 " Att this Court It was fully agreed betweene 
y gent y^ Com"":^ and George Ashall Tanner, y* y^ sd George Ashall 
shall Erect and maintayne a County Tanhouse accordinge to Aet of 
Assembly dueringe his life, or the Act in force. And alsoe to Deliv'" 
shooes at such rates as p^ scribed and menconed in y^ sd Act, and buy 



30 LowEK Norfolk County Yikginia Antiquary. 

Paymts out of the County levy 

"To Suiprean Mallard for goeingupfor the 

Minister 0150 

To ffrancis Emperor for his boate to fetch 

ye pson 0120 

To Larr : Phillipps to expenses by ye 1 
Como" whome went fro the pson / 

Lower 
Norff At a Co^-* held y« lb'"" Day of Decemb : 1654 

Yirg Coll : flPrancis Yardley m"" Lemuell Mason 

maior Thomas Lambert m"" Thomas Goodrich 

m'' John Sidney m' Thomas Bridge 

m"" William Daynes 
" It is by this Co'l* Ordered yt the next Thursday after Christ- 
mas day a Vestry be held at ye sev'"all prishes within this 

all hides wthin y« County accordingly In consideracon whereof y^ sd 
Ashall is to be fully sattisfied and paid out of the County Levy this 
yere fower thousand pounds of tobacco and Caske" Oct Ib^^ 1663 
County Levy the county was debtor " To George Ashall for a Tanhouse 
wth caske cost in 4320" lbs of tobacco. Feby 15"i' 1668. "Whereas 
mT Henry Spratt Sued George Ash well by account for the dyett and 
Scholing of the sd Ashwells Sonne and I apearing to this Court that 
John Golder formerly Servant to the sd Spratt had Reced Tobaccoe 
of the Sd ashwell as p a Recep* under his hand apeareth (w<:^ Receipt 
was passed when the sd Golder was free) and also an obligation under 
the hand of the S? Golder, to Save the sd Ashwell harmelesse, w*;*^ 
thing was Conningly done by the sd Golder the Court doth therefore 
order that the sd Ashwell pay to y? Said Spratt one Thousand pounds 
of Tobaccoe v»^'^ Cost of Sute als Exe. from w<;^ order the sd Ashwell 
hath apealed to the 5*^ Day of the nextgeni; Court, for v,'^^ Cause 
the Court hath ordred that hee forthw*'^ putt in good Security to 
Answere the sd apeale w^^ Such damages as by act of asembly in Such 
Cases is pvided/" 

"John workman The Succeeding Court Engaged for George Ashwell 
above sd in open Court" "In the name of god amen I George 
Ashall of the little Creek in Linhaven parish in the County of Lower 
Norfolk being weake in body butt of a Sound and pfect memory 
praised bee god, and knowing the uncertanty of this Life doe make 
this my last will and testam! in Manner and forme following, to say 
first and principally I Comend my Soule to almighty god my Creator 
and Redeemer, and my body to the Earth from whence It was taken 
to bee buried in decent and Christian manner, as to my Exequetrix 
heereafter Shall Seeme good, and as touching my Worldly goods and 
Estate as the lord in mercy hath lent mee my will and meaning is the 



The Church in Lower Noreolk County. 31 

County, by those sevrlly appoynted of ye Vestry, and yt the 
prishoners within their sevrall presincts repayer to their sev''all 
prish Churches uppon ye day appoynted " 

" Ordered to be recorded the 24*'' of Maye 1655 
Honored Sf 

You are hereby intreated, and both by the Countie & thee 
Co'"'' fully impowred to pvide A Minister of Gods word for us, 
whereby o"" necessitie to you very well knowne maye be sup- 
plied, for wch if you please to undertake for us, wee shall wth a 
genall Consent very thanckfull to you, And doe hereby ingage 
for o'^selves, and on the behalfe of the whole Countie to allowe 
to the said Minister yeerely tenne thousand pounds of tob : 
w'^'' wee Conceive wilbe A Competent allowance for A very able 
godly & honest man. Whose abillities wee shall not in the 
least distrust yo"" approbacon, soe wishing yo'" happy & psperous 

Same Shall bee Imyloyed and bestowed as hereafter is Expressed and 
I doe Revoake Renounce frustrate and make void all other wills by 
mee formerley made, and doe declare apoint and ordayne this my 
Last will and testam* I will and beequeath to my Sonne Richard 
Ashall all and Singuler my plantan w'*^ all the apartenanees Com- 
monly Called and knowne by the name of Wolves neck (vizt) all the 
land Extending towards the broad Creek Incompased w^ti the dam 
and the Whyte marsh to him his heyres Exeq^ Adms! and assignes 
for Ever and also one good feather bead w^^ all thereto belonging, 
Six pewter dishes one Iron pott one Iron pestle, one Candlestick, all 
the Cattle marked w*.*i his mark, or that are Called his, also one young 
mare to him his heyrs ExeqV and Admst^ for Ever, butt my will is 
that all the Increase of the sd mare boath male and female untill my 
Sonne George Ashall Comes to the age of Sixteene yeares be Equally 
devided beetwene them. I will and beequeath to my Sonne George 
Ashall when hee Cometh to the age of Sixteene years, all and Singular 
that my plantation in the little Creek whereon now I live w*^ all the 
apurtenances thereto belonging, also one negro man Called Lucas 
w*^ all the Cattle Called his or that goeth in his name to him his 
heyres Exequetors Adms^ and assignes for Ever, butt my will is that 
my well beloved wife his mother mary ashall Enjoy the sd plantaon 
w*^ the apurtenances and negro man during the tyme and tearme of 
her life and that my sd "Wife Educate and bring up my sd Sonne 
george untill hee Cometh to the age aforesd, and for his bettf Educa- 
tion and mayntaynance I will and apoint thirty good tanned hides to 
be layd out in the bringing him up to Schoole, butt if itt Should please 
god to take my sd Wife out of this world beefore my sd Sonne attayne 
the age aforesd that then my Sonne Richard his Brother take Care to 
pforme the premisses. I will and beequeath to my daughter Eliz? the 



32 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary 

Voyage wee take leave, Comitt you to God & Remayne 

Yo'' assured freinds 
From Linhaven Co'* this John Sidney 

24*^^ of Maye 1655 Tho : Lambert 

Supscribed Fra : Emperor 

To Captayne Tho : Willoughbye Tho Bridge 

Esq'' theis Lemuell Mason 

Jo° Porter Sen 
Jo'^ Porter Jun " 
Lower j At an Orphants Co''* held the 16*^ Daie of July 
Norff t Anno Dm 1655 

" In obedience to an Act of Assemblie Intituled an Act for 
Regulacon of trade, and establishinge Posts & places for Mar- 
wife of Tho: Renolds as much pewter as one hodg of good tobacore 
will buy or purchase to her owne proper use and disposall for Ever. 
I will and beequeath unto my daughter Mary Ashall one good feather 
bead w*^^ all that belongs unto It, and as much pewter as one good 
hods tobacore will buy or purchase w*^ all the Cattle Boath male and 
female that are Called hers or that goeth in her name to her owne 
proper use and beehoofe for Ever I will and beequeath to my 
daughter Susanna one good feather bead w^^ all that beelongs unto It, 
and as much pewter as one good hodg of tob will buy or purchase w^^ 
all the Cattle boath male and female that goeth in her name or that 
are Called hers, to her owne proper use and behoofe for Ever My 
will is that Notw'^'^standing I have willed my Sonne Richard the plan- 
tation Called Wolves neck (hee beeingmy Eldest Sonne) shall have 
his Choise of the two plantations w"^^ hee Liketh and to w*^*" of them 
Wolves neck falls unto, the other shall have what timber hee shall 
have occasion to make use of, Eyther for building or other use, for 
Ever, from oft Wolves neck the other plantation being destitute of 
timber, my will is also that If Eyther of my two Sonnes shall putt 
their plantation to Sale the other brother Shall have the first Refusall 
and 20001 of tob cheaper then another Will give for It. I will and 
beequeath to my deere and Wellbeloved wife mary Ashall after my 
debts and funerall Charges being first paid, all and Singular my 
psonall Estate that is Left Moveable or Unmoveable to dispose of att 
her owne Will and discretion Making ordayning and apointing her 
my Sole Exequetrix of this my last will and testam* and my well 
beloved friend M^ George fouler to be overseer of the same to See It 
pformed In Wittnesse whereof I have heere to putt my hand and 
Scale the first day of Sep* 1671 
Signed Sealed and did in presence of George Ashall & 

Tho: Bridge Seale 

Edward x Bragger M^k 

George x Stevens mark// 



The Chuech in Lower Norfolk County. 33 

ketts dated the 20**^ of March 1654. Wee the Com'"' nowe 
prsent for and on the behalfe of the whole Countye doe noiate 
& appoynte two sevall places Convenient for two Churches or 
meeting places, and likewyse for two Marketts (Videlt) Uppon 
the land or plantacon of Mr Wittm Shipp, on Elizabeth River 
to be the place both for Church & Markett for Elizabeth River 
parish two Myles in length Northward & Southward & noe 
further, And upon the land o'' plantacon of Wittm JoM^on 
being M®" Yardleys land scituate on Linhaven River to bethe 
place both for Church & Markett for Linhaven parish two 
myles in length Northward & Southward and noe further. And 
doe noiate & appoynte in ev''ey weeke to be the 

Markett daie./. 
Nov 17^*^ 1656 probably recorded 

" Copie of a letter sent to Mr Moore a minister in New 
England — 

S/^ after salute please to take notice, yt wee are 
informed by Capt fran Emperor yt at his beeing at ye manna- 
dus hee treated with you Concerning your coming ower heather 
amongst us & yt you weare unwilling to Come at such uncer- 
tainties, or without ye knowledge or good liking of those yt you 
weare to Come amongst & further yt you weare pleased to pmise 
him, not otherwise not to dispose of your selfe till you 

"Know all men by these p^'sents that I Mary Ashall Wid? doe 
hereby name apont and ordayne my Loveing Sonne in Law Jacob 
Johnson my true and Lawfull atturney to petision in Cort to Cleare 
her late husband being Security for the orphants of James Jackson 
deed or to bee posessed of the Estate left by Simpsons wife for my 
Security w<=^ Shall Seeme most Convenient to the Court and what my 
Said att Shall doe or Cause to be done therein I doe hereby promise to 
Retifie Confirme and allow as Witteste my hand the 16*'! of Feb 16 V- 
wittneste geo: fouler Mala Thruston 

Sige 
Mary a Ashall 

Probate of the will of her husband was granted Mary Ashall Feby 
17th I67f, "Mr. George fouler and Mr tho Bridge securities. On the 
2"^^ of June 1680, Wolves Neck plantation, Little Creek, the land on 
which George Ashall had lived, was divided between James Peeters 
and wife Eliz'*, Jacob Johnson and wife Mary and Simon Handcock 
and wife Susan, the wives being the daughters of Ashall, only it was 
stipulated that Johnson and wife were "to have one half of the 
orchard during his and his wifes life.// 



34 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

heard from him — therefore wee underwritten in y^ behalfe of 
y® whole, gladly imbrasing such an opportunity do Engage our 
selves y* upon your arrivall heere for y^ maintenance of yo"^ 
selfe & familly to allow unto you y® yearely quantity of 
tob? & Come & also to pvide foryof p^'sent entertaineme! upon 
arrivall & Convenient habitacon & Continuance amongst us to 
the Content of yo'^ selfe & Credit of us upon whorae at our 
Invitacon you have throwne yo'" selfe & for y® transportacon of 
yoF selfe & familly wee have taken such & sufficient Course 
Wth Capt : Rich : Whiting & to all ye p'^misses wee under- 
written have subscribed " 
19*^ Nov 1656 Lower Norfr : County is Dr 

to the publique at James Town Lbs tobr 

To the pson for repairing the Church 7395 

Lt Col Tho Lambert collector for Eastern & 
Southern branch & Dan Tanners Creek 

To the Minister 3395 

lbs tob 
Court held 16'^ Feb 1656 

" Major Lemuell Mason hath in open Court Undertaken in 
the behalfe of y^ parishoners of Elizabeth River pish to receve 
of lul Coll : Tho : Lambart Collector of y® Levies y® so of 
thousand three hundred ninty & five pounds of tob° alotted 
out the Levies for Ministers being Levied according to Act of 
Assembly at fiffeteene pounds tob° p pole for ye sd use the sd 
Major Mason Is to be accountable to y*^ parishoners for y^same. 
It is therefore Ordered wl*^ y'^ Consent of y^ sd L* Colo' Lam- 
bart Collector y^ hee make paym* of y^ sd 3395 lb tob° accord- 
ingly On thursday Come Senight next being the six & twen- 
teth Instant" 

[lb be continued.'] 



GRACE SHERWOOD, THE VIRGINIA WITCH.^ 

May 2""^ 1706 

" Whereas a former Compl* was brought ag* Grace Sherr- 

^ This appeared in the William and Mary College Quarterly Histor- 
ical Magazine for April, 1895. The note at the end is by the Editor of 
the "William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Lyon 
G. Tyler, M. A. 



Grace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch. 35 



wood for Suspicion of Witchcraft w^*^ by y*' Atturny Gen''!' 
Report to his Ex'^ in Councill was to Generall and not Charg- 
ing her with Any perticular Act therefore repreSented to y"^ 
y*^ Princess Ann Court might if they thought fitt have her 
examined Dettovo & y® Court Being of Oppinion y'^ there is 
great Cause of Suspicion Doe therefore ord"" y*^ y'^ Sherr take y® 
Said Grace into his Safe Costody untill She Shall give bond & 
Security for her appearance to y® next Court to be examined 
Denovo & y' y*^ Constable of y' p'' cinkt goe with y° Sherr & 
Serch y^ Sd graces House & all Suspicious places Carfully 
for all Images & Such like things as may any Way Strengthen 
The Suspicion & it is likewise Ordered y* y® Sherr Som 
an Able Jury of Women also all Evidences as Cann give in 
anything ag' her in Evidence in behalf of our Soveraign Lady 
y® Queen To Attend y® next Court Accordingly." 

June 6*^ 1706 

*' Whereas Grace Sherwood of y"" County have been Com- 
plained of as pson Suspected of Witchcraft & now being 
Brought before this Court in ord"" for examinacon y® Court 
have therefore requested m'" Maxm" Boush to p^'sent Infor- 
macon ag* her as Councill in behalf of our Soveraign Lady y® 
Queen in order to her being brought to a regular Tryall " 

" Whereas an Informacon in Behalf of her Maj*^ was pre- 
sented by Luke Hill to y® Court in pursuance To m' Gen""'' 
Att^y' Tomson report on his ExcelP^ ord in Councill y^ 16**^ 
Aprill Last About Grace Sherwood being Suspected of Witch- 
craft have thereupon Sworn Severall Evidences ag* her by w*^^ 
it Doth very likly appear " 

June 7*^ 1706 

" Whearas at y® Last Court as ord"" was past y* y® Sherr 
should Sommons an able Jury of Women to Serch Grace Sher- 
wood on Suspicion of witchcraft w*^*^ although y° Same was per- 
formed by y® Sherr yet they refused And did not Appear it is 
therefore ord"" y' y^ Same persons be againe Som*^ by y® Sherr 
for their Contempt To be Dealt w*^ according to y^ uttmost 
Severity of y*^ Law & y^ a new Jury of women be by 
him Som"^ To appear next Court to Serch her on y^ aforesd 
Suspicion & y*^ he likwise Som all evidences y* he Shall Be 



36 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

informed of as materiall in y® Complaint & y* She continue in 
y® Sherr Costody unless She give good bond And Security 
for her Appearance at y® next Court & y* She be of y® Good 
behaviour towards her Majestic & all her Leidge people in y® 
mean time" 



Princess ) 
Ann I 



At a Court held y^ 5**^ July anno Pom 170 6 p^sent 
M"" Jn° Kichason, Cap*° Jn° Moseley Cap*° Henry Chapman 
Cap*° W°^ Smyth, Justices Whereas for this Severall Courts y® 
Business between luke hill & Grace Sherwood in Suspicion of 
witch craft have Been for Severall things omitted perticularly 
for want of a Jury to Serch her & y® Court being Doubtfull 
That they Should not get one y® Court & being willing to have 
all means possible tryed either to acquit her or to Give more 
Strength to y® Suspicion y* She might be Dealt w*^ as De- 
served therefore it was Ord'''^ y* y^ Day by her own Consent to 
be tryed in y® water by Ducking but y^ weather being very 
Rainy & Bad Soe y* possibly it might endanger her health it 
is therefore ord'''^ y* y*^ Sherr request y^ Justices p''cisely to 
Appear on wednessday next by tenn of y^ Clock at y® Court 
house & y* he Secure y® body of y® Sd Grace till y' time to be 
forth Coming y^ to be Def>lt w*^ as aforesd „ 

July 10*^ 1706 

" Whearas Grace Sherwood being Suspected of witchcraft 
have a long time waited for a fl&t uppertunity ffor a ffurther 
Examinacon and by her Consent & approbacon of y^ Court it 
is ord'" y* y^ Sherr take all Such Convenient assistance of 
boate & men as Shall be by him thought ffit to meet at Jn 
Harpers plantacon in ord'" to take y® Sd Grace forth with & 
but her into above mans Debth and try her how She Swims 
Therein alwayes having Care of her life to p'^serve her from 
Drowning & as Soon as She Comes Out y' he request as many 
Ansient & knowing women as possible he Cann to Serch her 
Carefully ffor all teats spotts & marks about her body not 
usuall in Others & y* as they ffind y^ Same to make report on 
Oath To y'' truth thereof to y® Court & further it is ord'" y* 
Som women be requested to Shift & Serch her before She goe 
into y® water y* She Carry nothing about her to cause any 
ffurther Suspicion „ 



Grace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch. 37 

Notes. 

(By the Editor.) 

" As appears from the previous number " " a Jury of women 
examined Grace Sherwood 7th March 170f, and found certain 
indications of a witch upon her person." But the court did 
not know what course to take upon this report, and so a stop 
was put to the proceedings. Thereupon, Luke Hill brought 
the matter before the Virginia council, and according to the 
council books the following action was taken : 

"At a council held at her Maj"^' Royall Capitol the 28th 
day of March 1706: 

" Luke Hill by his petition informing this Board that one 
Grace Sherwood of Princess Anne County being suspected of 
witchcraft upon his complaint to that county court that she 
had bewitched y® petitioners wife, the court ordered a jury of 
women to serch y^ said Grace Sherwood who upon search 
brought in a verdict ag* y^ said Grace, but y court not know- 
ing how to proceed to judgment thereon, the petitioner prays 
that y® attorney Gen" may be directed to prosecute y® said 
Grace for y^ same. 

" Ord"^^ y* y s'* peticon be referred to M*" Attorney Gen" to 
consider & report his opinion to his Excellcy and y® council 
on y^ first day of y next Gen" court " 

"April y 16*^ 1706 
Present : His Excellency, 

Edmund Jenings, Benj** Harrison, Philip Lud- 
well, Jn° Lightfoot, Jn° Custis, Wm Bassett, Dud- 
ley Digges, M"" Com' Blair Henry Duke W"" 
Churchill: Esq'"^ 
post meridiem: present as before except Philip Ludwell 
Esq'' M"" Attorney Gen" haveing in persuance of an order 
of this Board reported his opinion of Luke Hill against 
Grace Sherwood as being suspected of witchcraft in y fol- 
lowing words to wit : viz Upon perusal of y® above order 
of this hon*^^^ Board I doe cenceive & am of the opinion that y^ 
charge or accusation is too general that the county court ought 
to make a further Examinacon of the matters of fact & to have 
proceeded therein pursuant to the directions & powers of 



38 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Couniy Courts given by a late act of Assembly in criminal 
cases made & provided & if they thought there was sufficient 
cause to have (according to that Law) committed her to y Gen" 
prison of this Colony whereby it would have come regularly 
before the Gen" Court and whereupon I should have prepared 
a bill for y® Grand jury & if they had found it I should have 
prosecuted it. I therefore with humble submission offer & 
conceive it proper that y s'' County Court do make a further 
Enquiry into the matter, and if they are of opinion there be cause 
they act according to the above said Law and I shall be ready 
to present a Bill and if found proceed thereon 

Ordered that a copy of y said Report be sent to y court of 
Princess Anne County for their direction in y® premises." 

The council book has never been quoted in connection with 
this subject before, and it shows that the published account of 
the opinion of the Attorney General, Stephens Thompson, in 
the calendar of State Papers (vol. 1, p. 100) is defective in 
omitting the words in Italics. After this order, referring the 
whole subject back to the County Court, the proceedings re- 
ported in the text took place. 

[To be continued.'] 



PRICE OF POULTRY, 1773 & 1774. 

M' W° Cornick to Joel Cornick P Dr 

1773 

Nov^ V To 4 Gees @ IS" 1 Turky Cock 3/6 
To 2 Hogs sv\ QQ lb @ 2" 

1774 To 3 p Turkys @ 4/6 

April 27^^ To 23^ Bushels Peas @ 3/6 

Octo^ 19^^ To 2 Dozn Ducks @ 1/ 

1775 
Jan^ 23^*^ To 1 p Shoes p Self 

1773 Ditto C\ 

Nov"- 1^* By 41 Gallons Wine (^ 6/ £1. 7 5. 1.3 
April 27 By 6 lb Coffey @ 1 6 

By 20 Yd^ Hemp Roled @ 71'^ 12 6 

£2. 5. 6 
March 31'* 1775 Rec"*. the Ballance of the Above Acc^ 

Joel Cornick Jun^. 





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Marriages Performed, P. A. County. 39 

MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY REY CHARLES 
HENLEY^ P. A. COUNTY 

(Continued from page 107, Vol 2^^) 

1808 
Aug 11 Henry Cavender and Mrs Sarah Wilbern 

1813 
Henry Robinson and Polly Capps 
Henry Cornick and Mrs Rebecca Allen 
Joshua Robinson and Mary Ward 
William Flanagan and Miss Rebecca Salmons 
William Dyer and Mrs Elizabeth Banks 
John Biddle and Mrs Peggy Petty 

1814 
Francis Ackiss and Amy Robinson 
Joshua Barnes and Catharine Nottingham 
Charles H Williams and Sarah Lovett 
Cornelous Dyce and Mrs Polly Brown 
John Overman and Mary Buskey 
Simon Land and Nelly Smith 
Josiah Stevens and Mrs Mary Wilkins 
James Capps and Mrs Sally Trower 
Jeremiah Woodhouse and Polly Doudge 
Moses Brown and Kezia Hill 
Thomas Cornick and Francis Land 

1815 

Jany 5 Nathan Whitehurst and Betsey Kinsey 

" " David Dawley and Sarah Petty 

Feb 9 Alexander A Martin and Mrs Pemmy Weston^ 

" 17 John Capps and Mrs Mary Moses 

April 13 William Stone and Elizabeth Ansil 

" 29 William Tyree and Mrs Mary Cornick 

May 18 William Simmons and Amey Moore 

June 1 Henry Petty and Mary Walker 

" 17 John M'^donald and Mrs Frankey Brock 

' Charles Henley Sener 

"Daughter of Major Jonathan Woodhouse 



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40 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

June 24 Henry Woodhouse^ and Sarah Forest 

" 29 David Malbone and Frances Moore 

" " Richard Raney and Amey Bonney 

Aug 24 James Moore and Amey Capps 

" 26 James Henley and Mrs Elizabeth Woodhouse^ 

Sept 7 Edward Brown and Polly Casteen 

" 12 Mitchell Doudge and Amey Doudge 

[ Jb be continued.'] 



ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK COUNTY 
MARRIAGE BONDS 

1706 

Oct 5*^ John Browne with Elizabeth Ivy^ 

John Ferebee John Browne 

James Wilson Edw*^ Browne, mark 

1711 

June George Burgis and Mary Butt^ 

Lem Wilson Geo : Burgis 

Tho : Butt Richard Butt, Sen' 

1712 

Sept 22°^^ Charles AVood with Mary Catherine 

Hugh Danill, mark 
Tho' Butt C. Cur. Charles Wood, mark 

1713 

April 28^^ Walter Bayly with Mary Etheredge 

Walter Bayly 
Lem Wilson W" Dale 



^He afterwards added his mother's maiden name, Barnes, to his for 
a middle name. 

^Was the daughter of John VVoodhouse and widow of Captain 
Thomas Woodhouse. 

* Daughter of Mary Ludgall ' Singlewoman 



Abstracts from Norfolk Co. Marriage Bonds 41 

1715 

June IS*'' Richard Butt with Dina Butt 

Richard Butt 
Tho^ Butt Robert Butt 

W^ Butt 
Tho^ Butt 

1717 

July 3P* James^ Egerton with Milium Tatem* 

James Egerton 
Ran'^ Egerton James Gumming 

Moses Kidwood 

1722 

May 30*^ W^ Bell with Ellener Corprew 

W^ Bell 
Solo Wilson Solo : Wilson 

Talitha Wilson 
Oct 3"^ Nehemiah Jones with Edith Butt 

Nehe Jones 
Solo Wilson Robaut Butt 

Lem^ Thelaball 

1723 

May IQ*'' Rehodolphus Malbone with Mary Richardson 

Reod Malbone 
Solo Wilson Peter Malbone 

John Fergison, mark 
Nov e**" Jacob Walker with Mrs Courtney Tucker^ 

Jac Walker 
Paul Portlock Jn° : Tucker 

Solo Wilson 
Nov 7*'' Robt Jackson with Eliza Brett 

Ro 
John Brett Solo Wilso 

Paul Portlock 



3 " Of the Province of Maryland " 

* " Maiden of Norfolk Co, daughter of Elizabeth Tatem" 

^ A single person 



42 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

ffeby 22°*^ Thomas Nelson with Mrs Frances Tucker 

Tho^ Nelson 
Jn° : Tucker Jn° : Tucker 

Solo Wilson 

1724 

July 20*^ James Wilson Sen with Grace Phillips 

Solo Wilson James Wilson 

Willis Wilson Willis Wilson 

July 28^*^ John Ashley*' with Eliz^ Godfrey' 

John Ashley 
John Wishard John Wishard 

Charles Portlock 

Aug 13*'' Stephen Wright with Kathrine^ 

Antho Walke Stephen Wright 

John Smith Solo Wilson 

Aug IS**" John Ellegood with Abigail Mason 

Solo Wilson John Ellegood 

Talitha Wilson Solo Wilson 

1725 

Aug 20*^ James Wilson with Dinah Nickason 

John Smith James Wilson 

Willis Wilson Jur Solo Wilson 

\_To be continued.'] 

^Of Princess Anne County "Of Norfolk County 

® Can't make out the name of the lady 



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CONTENTS, NO. 3, PART Z 

Marriages Performed by Rev. George Norris . . 40 

" My Mother," \ ...'.'.'.''' A 

The Church in Lower Norfolk County, ...*.* ,' .' ' ' ' ." [ ' ' 50 

Grace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch, .'.*.*.' 59 

Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1800, ......'' 57 

Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860, ..'...'.*.".*," .' .' .' 62 

Land and Slave Owners, Princess Anne County, 1775, . , . qq 

Marr iages Performed by Rev. Charles Henley, Sen' P A Countv' 71 

Receipt for the Sale of a Slave, -3 

Abstracts from Norfolk County Marriage Bonds, . . ' .* 74 

" Linhaven " Parish, 1704 80 



CONTENTS, NO. 3, PART U 

Introduction, 

Land and Slave Owners, Princefjs Anne County, 1775, ....,".* "i 

Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1799, ,'. ........ g 

Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860, ■.'.......... 12 

Princess Anne County Marriages, . ... ' iq 

" My Mother," '.'.'.. 24 

The Church in Lower Norfolk County, 29 

Grace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch, • • • - 

Price of Poultry, 1773, 1774, .'....'. 33 

Marriages Performed by Rev. Charles Henley, ........ 39 

Abstracts from Norfolk County Marriage Bonds . 40 



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THE 

I LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 
VIRGINL^ ANTIQUARY. 



MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY REV. GEORGE 
NORRIS.^ 

1810 
Nov 24 Isaac Duncan & Elizabeth Oliver 

1811 
Jany 14 Smith Stiron & Mrs. Anna May 
Feb 28 Tully Whitehurst & Miss Sarah Campbill 
" 28 William Godfrey & Miss Martha Edmons 

1812 
Richard Dunton & Ann Bright Smith 
George Meclanan and Miss Margaret Brinson 
Francis D Blandford and Miss Sarah M'Coy 
John L Pebworth and Miss Mary Banks 

1813 
James Meclanen and Mrs Amey Robinson 
Reuben Wiles and Mrs Chima All 
John Shipp and Mrs Elizabeth Knight 
Caleb Godfrey and Mrs Betsey Williamson 
John P Biddle and Mrs Nancy Corprew 
Charles Norris and Miss Margaret Smith 

1814 
James Buskey and Miss Molly Smith 
Nathan Wilbern and Miss Sally Shurley 
George M'Clenehan and Miss Sarah Knight 

1815 
Hillary Ship & Miss Francis Land 
James Pebworth and Miss Penelope Cason 

' Baptist Minister, P. A. County. 



Mar 28 


June 


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Sept 


17 


Dec 25 


Jany 


23 


Feb 


5 


July 


24 


Oct 31 


Nov 11 


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44 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

William Etheridge & Miss Mary Pebworth 
Thomas Wilkins & Miss Nance Pebworth 
Joseph Williamson & Miss Patsy Whitehurst 
Bartlett McClenahan & Mrs Elizabeth Griffin 
^Batson Bland and Mrs Elizabeth Keeling 
John Keeling and Miss Ann Dudley 
Caleb Scott & Mrs Frankey Cavender 
Jonathan Berry and Miss Molly Williams 
John Moseley and Miss Mary Whitehurst 
Abner Malborn and Miss Amey Moore 
Whittleton Cox and Miss Elizabeth Smith 
Azel Benthall and Mrs Mary Buskey 
John Moore and Miss Francis Robinson 
Charles Williamson and Miss Elizabeth Williamson 
James Woodhouse and Miss Nancy Stevins 
Amos Brown and Miss Martha Whitehurst 
Thomas Morris & Miss Elizabeth sherwood 

1816 
Francis U Gaskins & Miss Peggy Burgess 
Nehemiah Whitehurst and Miss Annas E Williamson 
John Brinson and Miss Fanny Godfrey 
William Newman & Miss Molly Murden 
David Sherley & Miss Franky Mcabe 
Henry Buskey & Miss Rachael Stiron 
Jeremiah Woodhouse & Miss Nancy Shipp 
James Nelson and Miss Fanny Benthall 
Josiah Stephens and Mrs Lovey Langley 
Erasmus Smith and Miss Elizabeth Whitehurst 

1817 
Mathew Pallett Jun and Miss Nancy Bishop 
James Petree and Miss Betsey Griggs 
Daniel Lovett and Miss Elizabeth Murden 
George Whitehurst & Mrs Nancy Whitehurst 

1818 
James Scarf and Miss Fanny Collins 
William Land and Miss Nancy Land 
William Griggs and Miss Elizabeth Shipp 
Horatio Land and Miss Nancy Land 



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' Marriage bond shows that the name was Batson B. Land. 



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Marriages Performed by Rev. George Norris. 45 

Calvin Hurd and Mrs Margaret Stone 
James Whitehurst & Nancy White 
James W. Brown & Miss Polly Griggs 
William Wicker and Mrs Rebecca Absolam 
Arthur Godfrey and Nancy Williamson 
Joshua James Jr and Mary Etheredge 
Robert Williamson and Sally Williamson 
John Kellum and Mrs Nancy Hudgins 
Ralph Dixon and Mrs Nancy Johnson 
Anthony Hudgen & Molly Whitehurst. 

1819 
Francis Barnes & Mary Buskey 
John Seaton & Frances Whitehurst 
Thomas Flemming & Patsey Williamson 
Richard Whitehurst & Annis Edmonds 
Robinson Williamson & Betsey Bruce 
Richard Pebworth & Miss Susan B Norriss 
Kader Cason & Miss Sally West 
John Griffin and Miss Peggy Stone 
Richard Davis and Miss Jacamone Stone 

1820 
Reuben Land and Miss Pemmy Land 
John Fentress and Miss Betsey Overman 
Dennis Land and Miss Nancy Berry 
Ezekiel Davis and Miss Elizabeth Veale 
Willis Wicker and Miss Matilda Burns. 
Charles Whitehurst and Miss Isabella Bruce 
William Otley and Miss Frances Wilson 
Archelaus Rutter and Miss Sally Cason 
Edward Diggs and Miss Elizabeth Cason 
George Scott and Miss Mary Norriss 
Thomas May and Miss Betsey Brown 
Ivy Herick and Miss Margaret Smith 
John B Whitehurst and Miss Lydia Petty 
George A Brown and Mrs Margaret Woodhouse 
John Woodhouse and Miss Nancy May 
John Wilson and Miss Mary Wilbur 
Bennett Land and Miss Sarah S Gaskings. 



4P) Lower Nobfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

1821 
Jany 6 James Burgess and Miss PoUey M*^Coll 
" 13 Arthur Harvey and Miss Elizabeth Fentress 
" 16 Thomas Henley and Miss Eliza L Land 
Feb 15 William Bonney and Miss Anna Lamount 
" 15 Henry Ca vender and Miss Frances Whitehurst 
" 26 Jacob Williamson and Miss Frances Edmonds 
Mar 10 Thomas Spratt and Miss Sarah Wilkins 
April 20 Charles Dennett & Miss Ancel Lovett 
June 21 Johnson Fentress and Miss Martha Land 
[To he Continued.l 



MY MOTHER.^ 

(Continued from page 29.) 

I went up, accordingly, and was highly gratified with my 
visit. My aunt, especially, engaged my attention. She was a 
small woman, but of a neat straight figure and of a high spirit, 
as you may judge from what I shall tell you. I happened one 
day to say, in course of conversation, that I was so heartily 
tired of this war, that, I believed I would consent to have peace 
on any terms. " What " ! said my aunt, indignant at my poor 

' Mrs. Read was buried in St. Paul's Churchyard between the 
graves of her husbands. "In Memory of Cap' James Maxwell Who 
was born in Northumberland, England, But became a resident of this 
Borough in the year 1767, and afterward the Commonwealth of Vir- 
ginia. In the Revolutionary War as Superintendent of her Navy 
Yard, Commissioner of her Navy and Captain of an armed ship in her 
service," " Died on the 4"" day of October, 1795, in the 62^ year of his 
age." " In Memory of Doct. John K. Read, Who was born in Phila- 
delphia and came to reside in this Borough about the year 1796, Where 
he practised physic with distinguishd reputation Served the Corpora- 
tion as Alderman & Mayor with uncommon ability Died the 10"' 
day of February, 1805, In the 59"" year of his age." In Memory of 
M" Helen Read, Wife of Cap' James Maxwell by her first marriage, 
and of Doc. John K. Read by her second. Who was born in this 
Borough on the 20"" of June, 1750, and after passing through many 
trying Scenes in the Revolutionary War, lived to a good old age, fell 
asleep in Christ on the 31«' of March, A. D., 1833, in the 83'* year of 
her age. Dr. Read was a widower at the time of his marriage to Mrs. 
Maxwell. He was married to his former wife, Frances Payne, widow 
of Jesse Payne, in March 1773, in Goochland County. 



My Mothee. 47 

tame-spirited speech, and gathering herself up so as not to 
lose a single inch of her height : " What do you say, Nelly " ? 
Recall those words this instant. No ! peace on our own terms, 
or, war forever " ! And, by the bye, she had a daughter, 
almost as good stuflfas herself. This Mrs. Linen, who during 
the siege of Charleston, had retired for safety with the rest of 
the ladies on board of a ship in the harbour ; leaving her hus- 
band with the rest of the men to man the works, but aware of 
his passion for her, or suspecting his courage perhaps, she told 
him that if he left his post to visit her, she would never see his 
face again. Still he could not refrain, but actually went off 
swimming to the vessel in which she was, to get an interview 
with her ; but she was true to her word, and positively refused 
to let him come on board, and he had to swim back again for 
his pains. I think I understood that he shot or otherwise 
killed himself in despair. This same lady, they say, was once 
accosted by the famous Col. Tarleton with "Well, Madam, I 
expect to see Col. Washington or some others of your friends, 
very shortly, and what shall I say to them for you ? " " My 
compliments to them, Sir, if you please," said she, "and tell 
them, I beg them not to believe one half of anything that Col. 
Tarleton says to them." This to so fierce an officer, who 
made everybody tremble far and near. She was some years 
afterwards here on a visit, where she was much admired for 
her allegiance and spirit, and my poor brother Jonathan fell 
desperately in love with her, but my mother would not hear 
of a match between them because they were cousins, and they 
parted as they met, and she went back to Charleston. But to 
return to my aunt Blake — the good lady did not live to see the 
glorious peace which she was determined to have on her own 
terms or none, but died in that very journey on her way to 
Charleston, and some distance from it on the road, and, I 
believe, of a fever contracted on the way. I could tell you a 
good deal about her descendants — her son John Blake, the 
President of the Bank, Mrs. Purcell, who you remember paid 
us a visit some time ago, and some others, but I must not 
branch out too much. Whilst I resided in New Kent, I got 
acquainted with a worthy gentleman of that county, who lived 
about a mile off — a Col. Bat Dandridge, the brother of Lady 



48 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Washington — and who had a fine woman for his wife. The 
Col. came over to see me one day, and told me he had a great 
favor to ask of me, so great that he was almost afraid to name 
it, but I begging him to tell me what it was, assured him that 
if it was anything in reason, I could not refuse him. " Why, 
ma'am," said he, " it is that you will take a young lady who 
is a ward of mine, and has a little fortune, to board with you, 
for I am anxious to have her well brought up, and I am sure 
that you will treat her as you do your daughters ; you can 
make a fine woman of her." I thanked the Col. for his com- 
pliment, of course, though I felt very unwilling to take this 
new trouble upon myself, but, for my word's sake, and to 
oblige so worthy a man, I consented to take his ward, and he 
went away overjoyed. The young lady, however, very kindly 
undertook to relieve me from my expected burden, by running 
off with a young man, and getting married to him, for which I 
was not very sorry in my heart. Not long afterwards, Mrs. 
Dandridge came over also to see me on a more pleasing busi- 
ness, for her object was to invite me to come and spend a day 
with Lady Washington, who had come down to pass some days 
at her house, in the hopes of seeing her husband, the General, 
who was expected to pass by on his way to Yorktown. " So, 
you must all come over," said she, " and spend the day with 
us, and you must be sure and bring your little daughter Nelly 
with you, for my sister you must know, has a grand-daughter 
with her (Miss Custis) whom she thinks a nonsuch, and I want 
to let her see that there is one in our own county that is more 
than a match for her, (for Nelly had just returned from board- 
ing school at Williamsburg, with all Miss Hallams airs and 
graces and was, though I say it, a charming child indeed). 
"And perhaps, also," said Mrs. D., "we may treat you to a 
sight of the General himself." These were great inducements, 
and I promised her a course, to accept her invitation. The 
next day, however, I was unfortunately sick, and unable to go 
myself, but I sent my little daughter over, and Mrs. D. told 
me afterwards, that Lady Washington had confessed that my 
little Nelly would bear the bell from any girl she had ever 
seen, not excepting her own darling and pet, which, you may 
suppose was a great joy to my heart. A few days after this, 



My Mother. 49 

having recovered from my indisposition I resolved to go over 
myself to see my kind neighbor, and her guest, and perhaps 
the hero into the bargain. So we set oif, Mr. M. and I, on 
foot, as the distance was short, and I was a good walker, and 
we took my brother Savage with us, who had on his coat with 
silver buttons, and moreover, under his arm, a game cock, 
which he was very anxious to shew to the Col's, boys Julius 
and Bat, who were about his own age. When we got over to 
the house, however, we were all greatly mortified to find that 
the General had gone down to York by another road without 
calling to see his wife, being more anxious just then to see the 
British army ; and she had, thereupon, returned home. Still 
we continued to spend a pleasant day with our good friends, 
and to make up for our disappointment, after we had taken our 
leave of them, and just as we had got through the great gate 
into the high road, what should we see but — not the old 
General, indeed — but the young Marquis La Fayette at the 
head of a large troop of horse — the finest sight I ever saw. 
The Marquis was then a fine looking young man, — he could 
hardly have been more than twenty — with a ruddy face and 
light sandy hair, and rode on an elegant horse. He was 
delighted to see Mr. M. and stopped to shake hands with him, 
and ask him a thousand questions. All the other officers, too, 
did the same, for they all knew Mr. M. and was glad to meet 
him here. They were on their way to York — in fine spirits. 
All this time, the cock which Savage had under his arm (though 
he tried to keep him under his coat) kept crowing out at a 
merry rate, which, you know, the troop might take as a good 
omen, and especially the Marquis, as the cock was an emblem 
of his own country too. Sometime after the surrender of Lord 
Cornwallis at York, we moved down to Norfolk, but as the 
town was not yet rebuilt, and it was impossible to get a house 
in it, we accepted the invitation of Mr. Plume who had a small 
house at Pattenween, near Fort Norfolk, to take a part of it, 
until we could obtain one of our own. Here I had my son 
William (1784). In the meantime Mr. M. had bought a part 
of the confiscated estate of Neil Jameison, a Scotch tory, who 
had gone oif with Lord Dunmore, and began to build a wharf 
with two or three warehouses on it, and also a dwelling house 



50 LOWEE ]!^OKFOLK CoUNTY VIRGINIA AnTIQUARY. 

in little Water Street, at the head of it. He had become 
owner, also, of two or three Hampton Boats, and become 
jointly concerned in the Ferry with Capt. Hunter of that town. 
He was thus making money rapidly. About this time Mr. 
Plume, who was in partnership with one Newton in the rope- 
walk which they had established where it now stands, made an 
overture to Mr. Maxwell to go out to the West Indies to col- 
lect debts owing to them there, and Mr. M., who was also 
desirous of collecting those which M^ere due to the late firm of 
Marsden, Maxwell & Co., consented to go, provided they would 
build him a ship for the purpose. This they did, and he super- 
intended the building of her in Scott's neck, near Fort Nelson, 
and afterwards sailed away in her, leaving me, with my two 
small boys. Max and James, to manage the wharfs and boats, 
and look after the carpenters who were building our dwelling 
house. Accordingly Mr. Plume and I used to go over to Nor- 
folk every morning in a canoe, I often with William in my 
arms, and look after our different engagements and return in 
the evening. When Mr. M. returned from his voyage, we 
went into our new house. 

[^Oonduded.^ 



THE CHURCH IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 

(Continued from page 34.) 

Att A Court held the 15th June A*' 1657 
At M' Edmunds 

Present L* Coll Tho Lambert 



mrs 



Major Lemuell Mason M'^ Thomas Daines 1 p 

W Jn° porter senior M"" Robart powis / 

M'' Jn** porter Junior 1 , 

_ ^ > prsent 

M" Edmund Bowman j ^ 

Capt ffran Emperor M'" William Daines prsent 

" Upon y^ peticon of M"" Robart powis Gent Attur of M"" 
Mallary Minister It is ordered that Tho: Bennett shall pay 
unto y® s*^ Powis or his assignes upon y® 13**^ Octob next the s° 
of fower hundred pounds of tob'' & Caske being dew by bill w*** 
forbearance & Court Charges Als exec " 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 51 

16'^ June 1657 " It is ordered that M"" Simon Overzee shall 
pay or Cause to bee payd unto y'' parishoners of Lynhaven 
parish A parcell of plate dew to them by an Obligacon 
together w*'^ Court Charges All exec " 

20**^ Oct 1657 " It is ordered y* Capt: fran: Emperor, who 
was Collector of y'^ Levies the last yeare for lynhaven & Little 
Creeke, who was to Collect for y^ provision of a Minister out 
of these Limitts y® s° of fower thousand pounds of tob° shall 
pay y*^ s^ 4000 lb tob°— unto M' Jn° Martin & Capt Richard 
foster for y^ use of y® s*^ pish & they to bee accountable to y^ 
p^'shoners — Als exs " 

Lower norfo : Att a Court held the : 17**^ January 1658 
psent Colo Jn° Sidney Capt fra Emperor Capt 

Rich foster Lt Colo Lambert M'' Jn° I Qomrs 
porter sen*" L* Tho Keeling Major Mason j 
M' Jn° Porter Ju'^ 
Wheareas Symon Barrowes hath peticoned to y® Court for 
one thousand pounds of tob° & Caske being dew to him for 
halfe a yeares dieting of M"" Geo alford Minister & M"" Jn° 
Martin being formerly possest of a Certaine s° of tob belonging 
to y® pish of Lynhaven It is therefore ordered y* L* Tho: 
Keeling shall w'Hn 20 dayes Calle y^^ s<^ M' Martin to ace" 
how that tob° is disposed of & what tobaccoes shall bee found 
resting in his hands shal bee disposed of towards paym* of the 
s^ 1000 Id tob° & Caske to y"^ s*^ M' Barrowes in full if it will 
amount unto it, being tobaccoes designed for y* purpose by act 
of assembly " 

17^^ Oct 1659 "^Y'^ Langley, Jasper Hoskinson, Abra 
Elliot & Edw: Wilder are by y^ Court requested to meete y® 
first day of y*^ next month & view y® frame & other works 
done by Jn° W"® towards y® building of a Church in Daniell 
Tanners Creeke & to give in theire report to y® next Court " 

Lower norfl Att a Court held y^ 15*^ Decemb A° 1659 
Att Savill Gaskins 
psent Coll Jn° Sidney 

L* Colo Tho Lambert M"" John porter Ju' 
Cap' ifran Emperor Capt Richard fibster 
M"" Edmund Bowman L' Thomas Keelings 



52 



Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



^ " Wheareas M^ The: Edmunds was formerly promisd by y« 
pishoners of Elizabeth River one thousand pounds of tob° for 
r use of his house, M^ Wallison teaching in it & sence y« Court 
have confirmed y- s^ promise and allotted him it out of y« 
fines as by order of Court doth appeare, w<=^ hath not beene 
pformed accordingly, now upon y« peticon of y« s-^ Edmunds 
MMames the la balle, Church warden is heareby authorized to 
Collect as mutch tob° or other goods of y« Collector of the 15'^ 
ppole (being allotted by y'^ assembly for y^ use) as shall sattisfie 
y^ s'l s^ & in Case of non paym* of y« Collector or those y* 
are in arreares to distraine, together w*^ Court Charges Als 
execucon ag^* y« s' the la balle in case of neclect w'Hn six 
weekes " 

[To be Continued.'] 



GRACE SHERWOOD THE VIRGINIA WITCH. 

(Continued from page 38.) 

"Wheras^ on Complaint of Luke hill in behalf of her 
Majesty y^ now is ag* Grace Sherwood for a p^son Suspected 

'This appeared in the William and Mary College Quarterly Histor 
ica Magazine for July, 1895, and this note is by its editor, Lyon G 
Tyler, LL.D.-"The date of this order is 10th July, 1706, the same 
day as the last order in the previous number. The Court it is 
presumed, adjourned to witness the ceremony at what is still known 
as the witches duck, near William Harper's plantation. The cere- 
mony seemed to the Justices to justify Grace Sherwood's imprison- 
ment till a future trial ; but as the record is entirely silent respecting 
any future procedure, she must have been released, but how long 
after It cannot be said. The history of witchcraft in Virginia would 
not be complete without some reference to several cases which went 
up to the general Court. In the Robinson Transcripts are the following 
entries : ° 

"December, 1657.-Barbary Winbrough arraigned for a witch but 
acquitted. Who should pay the witnesses referred to assemblv 

January 12, 1658.-Capt. Barrett had to appear at the admiralty 
court to answer the putting to death of Kate Grady as a witch at sea 

October 16, 1668.-Alice Stephens accused as a witch, but not 
cleared. 

November 24, 1668.-Judgment for calling a woman and her chil- 
dren witches. Pardon craved." 



Grace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch. 53 

of witchcraft'^ & having had Sunday Evidences Sworne ag* 
her proving Many Cercumstances To which She could not 
make any excuse or Little or nothing to Say in her own Behalf 
only Seemed to Rely on w* y^ Court should Doe & thereupon 
Consented to be tryed in y*' water ^ & Likwise To be Serched 
againe w^^ expereants being tryed & She Swming w° therein 
& bound Contrary To Custom & y^ Judg* of all y^ Spectators 
& afterwards being Serched by ffive antient weomen who have 
All Declared on Oath y* She is not like y"' nor noe Other 
woman y*^ they knew of having two Things like titts ^ on her 
private parts of a Black Coller being Blacker y° y^ Rest of her 
Body all w*''' Cercumstance y^ Court weighing in their consid- 
eracon Doe therefore ord"" y* y^ Sherr take y^ Sd Grace Into 
his Costody & to Commit her body to y^ Common Goal * of 

"^ " Witchcraft, the practice of witches," a supernatural power which 
it was thought in old times people could acquire by making compacts 
with Satan. The witch, almost always an old woman, sold herself, 
soul and body, and he conferred on her the power to turn herself into 
a cat or hare, and to ride through the air on a broomstick, and torture 
or otherwise punish her enemies. Satan was represented in proxy 
by a man in black. After the bargain has been completed, she re- 
ceives a piece of money of him, and writes with her own blood- on a 
piece of parchment, her name and makes her mark, and sometimes 
would put "one hand to the sole of her foot and the other to the 
crown of her head." The devil then gave her " an imp or familiar 
spirit to be ready at call, and to do whatever it was directed." 

3 When a woman suspected of witchcraft was subjected to trial by 
water she " was stripped naked and cross bound, the right thumb to 
the left toe, and the left thumb to the right toe," and cast into a river 
or some other deep water, where it was believed she would not sink 
if guilty. 

" The special mark of a witch was a third pap or teat on some part 
of her body." In a discourse written by John Bell, minister of the 
gospel at Gladeemuir, 1705, is written : "This mark is sometimes like 
a little Teate ; sometimes like a blewish spot ; and I myself have 
seen it in the body of a confessing Witch like a little powder mark 
of a blea colour, somewhat hard, and withal insensible, so as it did 
not bleed when I pricked it." 

* The last trial for witchcraft in England was that of Jane Wenham, 
who was convicted at Hertford in 1712, but was not executed. " The 
last execution in Scotland took place in 1722, after conviction before 
the sheriff of Sutherland," and the last one in Europe at Posen, Ger- 
many, in 1793. In the North American colonies in New England in 
1692. Before the year 1700 only a few very bold and courageous men 



54 LowEK Norfolk County Vieginia Antiquary. 

this County theirto Secure her by irons or other Wise thereto 
Remaine till Such time as he Shall be otherwise Directed in 
ord"" for her coming to y® Common Goale of y^ County to bee 
brought to a ffuture Tryall there " 

Sept 1^* 1708 

" Judgm* Confest by Grace Sherrwood for paym* of 600 11 
tob° to Christo"^ Cocke Due by an accomp & ord"^ that the Deft 
pay y^ Same to y^ pi. with Cost alis 'Ex°: 

Princess r At a Court held y'^ 17**^ B^"" 1708 according to ap- 

Anne \ pointm* ffor laying y^ County Leavy I 

f Maj^ Henry Spratt Cap*° Henry Chapman, 

p'^sent^ Cap'^ Jn° Moseley M"^ Jno Cornick — Cap" George 

I Handcock Justices 

Princess Anne County is Debtor ^ 

To M"" Maxm" Boush^ for beeing Queens > 

Atfy agt Sherrwood J 

(Tobacco) 500 

Princess Anne County Virginia ; In the name of Almighty 
God Amen, The last will and Testament of Grace Sherwood 
&c 



dared to speak against the existence of witchcraft. In 1768 John 
Wesley wrote : "The English in general, and indeed most of the men of 
learning in Europe, have given up all accounts of witches 'as mere 
old wives' fables.' I am sorry for it, and I willingly take this oppor- 
tunity of entering my solemn protest against this violent compliment 
which so many that believe the Bible pay to those who do not believe 
it." By a resolution passed in 1773, the divines of the Associated 
Presbytery declared their belief in witchcraft, and in 1785 a body of 
seceders from the Scotch Kirk confessed "that the penal statutes 
against witches have been repealed by Parliament contrary to the 
express law of God. (Exod. xxii, 18.)" 

^ Maximillian Boush was in Virginia in 1699. "These are to desire 
yo M'' Maximillian Boush on her maj^ies behalfe to appeare and pre- 
sente on y^ behalfe of o^ Sov'aigne Lady Queen Ann all & every 
Such Suit or Suits for any Matter or cause needfull or necessary in y« 
County Courts of princess Ann norf olke or Nansemond w^*' shall at any 
time hereafter be brought for & on y'' behalfe of o'" S<^ Lady y<= Queen 
afors*^ : and for yo"" soe doing this Shall be yo'' warrant given und"" 
my hand y^ 26 day of octob"" Anno Dom: 1708 

S. Thomson AG" 



Gkace Sherwood, the Virginia Witch. 55 

Imprs. I give & bequeath unto my son John Sherwood 
my plantacon whereon I now live containing one hundred & 
fourty four acres ^ of land to him & his heires lawfully begoten 
for ever to have & to hold forever, likewise I give unto my 
Son Jn° Sherwood at my decease all my personall Estate move- 
able and immoveable what is in my house or what is without 
everything whatsoever everything that is mine, I give & 

""Anne &*^ To all &^ Whereas by one Inquisition Indented taken 
in the County of Princess Anne in the Second year of our Reien by 
virtue of a warrant directed to William Randolph Gent then our Es- 
cheator for the said County of Princess Anne It appears that one 
hundred & Forty Five acres of land lying & being in the S<^ County of 
Princess Anne doth Escheat to us from John White late of the same 
County dec^ And whereas Grace Sherwood hath made humble Suit 
to our L' Govern!" of our &<* Colony & Dominion for & hath obtained 
a Grant of the Same land. Therefore Know ye that for divers good 
Causes & Considerations as thereunto moving but more especially for 
& in consideration of the sum of two pounds of Tobacco for Every 
acre of the said land for our use already paid by the S^ Grace Sher- 
wood to our Receiver General of our Revenues in this our S'l Colony 
& Dominion of Virginia. We have Given Granted and Confirmed & 
by these p'^sents for us our heirs and Successes we do Give Grant unto 
the said Grace Sherwood and to her heirs & assigns for ever all & 
every part and parcel of the s^ one hundred and fourty five acres 
of land lying and being at a place called and known by the name of 
Muddy Creek a branch of Corotuck Bay in the parish of Lyhaven in the 
B*^ County of Princess Anne and bounded as followeth to Wit: begin- 
ning at a pine standing at the head of a Small Creek or Cove issuing 
out of the s'i Muddy Creek and running thence bounding on a line 
of markt trees divides this land and the land of James Sherard South 
Easterly, 13 degrees fifty five pole to a hickory in the old line, thence 
bounding on the old line of markt trees South Westerly Sixty nine 
degrees ninety four pole to a corner pine, thence bounding on the old 
line of marked trees north westerly fifty six degrees Sixty two pole 
to an old corner gum standing by the side of a Poquoson dividing this 
land and the land now in the possession of John Dawley, thence 
running down the East side of s^^ run poquoson and marsh to muddy 
Creek, thence running down the s'^ Creek the several courses thereof 
and bounding thereon to the mouth of a small Creek dividing this land 
and the land of Edward Canon, thence bounding up the west side of 
the s'^ Creek or run to the first mentioned pine, with all &c To have 
hold &c To be held &c Yielding & paying &c Provided &c in Wit- 
ness our Trusty & wel beloved Alexander Spotswood our L* Goverr 
&<= at Williamsburgh under the sea) of our s'^ Colony the Sixteenth 
day of June one thousand seven hundred & fourteen In the Thir- 
teenth year of our Reign A Spotswood 



56 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

bequeath unto my son John Sherwood & to his heirs lawfully 

begotten, all wholy & solely at my decease Excepting ten 

Shillings to be given as foUoweth : I give and bequeath unto 

my son James Sherwood five Shillings current money of this 

colony to be paid at my decease. It. I give and bequeath unto 

my son Richard Sherwood five Shillings current money of this 

colony to be paid at my decease, After which payment I leave 

my son Jno Sherwood my whole & Sole Executor over this 

my last will & Testament to see it faithfully performed, & to 

y® truth of this my last will & Testam* I have hereunto set my 

hand & seal being in my perfect & sound minde & memory 

this 20*'' day of August in y'' year of our Lord God 1733 

Selled sined & Dec'^ 1 Grace d Sherwood 

In the presence of us / Princess Anne : At a court held the 

Jn'' Willbur 1^* day of October, 1740 Then y« within 

Jn° Bray last will of Grace Sherwood dec^ was 

Jn° X Burgess p'sented in court by her Exor who made 

oath thereto & being proved by y^ oaths 

of all y'' witnesses thereto is admitted to 

record 

Jane Wenham, the last woman condemned for witchcraft in Eng- 
land, was born in Hertfordshire. She obtained a warrant on the 9th 
of February, 1712, against a farmer who had called her a witch. The 
rector of Walkern, John Gardiner, to whom the quarrel had been 
referred, told her that she should in the future live on more amicable 
terms with her neighbors, and gave her from the farmer one shilling 
damages. The servant girl at the parsonage, a short time after Jane 
had left the presence of the parson, behaved very unaccountably and 
it was said that Jane had bewitched her in the same manner in which 
she had been accused by the people of the village of bewitching a 
laborer. A warrant was obtained to arrest her from the local justice, 
Sir Henry Chauncy, by whom four women were ordered to search her 
for witch marks, but none were found. Not wishing to be sent to jail 
she agreed to submit to the swimming test. The vicar, however, 
of the adjoining parish of Ardley, as an alternative, tried her with 
the Lord's Prayer. This having been incorrectly repeated she con- 
fessed herself a witch and was sent for three weeks to the Hertford 
jail to await the assizes. She was on the 4th of March tried before 
Sir John Powell, and sixteen witnesses, three of them clergymen, 
appeared against her. The only charge which the lawyers would 
draw up against her was for talking with the devil in the form of 
a cat. The jury found her guilty on this indictment, and she was 
sentenced to death. The Queen pardoned her at the intercession of 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1800. 57 

At a court held the first day of October 1740. 
Princess f William Robinson, Edw^ Hack^^ 

Anne < Moseley Thomas Walke John V Gent Justices 
present ( Nicholas J 

The last will & Testament of Grace Sherwood dec^ was 
p^'sented in court by Jn° Sherwood her Exor who made oath 
thereto, & being proved by oaths of all the witnesses thereto 
is admited to record, & on the mocon of the Said Jn° and his 
performing what is usual in such cases, certificate is granted 
him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. 

At a court held the 3'"'^ December 1740 
Princess ( Anthony Walke Jacob Ellegood "| 

Anne < Nathaniel Newton Ew'^ Hack Mose- VGent Justices 
p'sent ( ley^ James Condon, John Nicholas J 

The Inventory of Grace Sherwood dec*^ her Estate being 
returned is ordered to be recorded 

A memorandum of Grace Shearwood's Estate decease To 5 
head of cattle to one steer at four years old. To one steer and 
heifer three years old, two heifers at two years old, one hand 
mill, one frame table with a draw, one chest and box, one Iron 
spit, one box Iron, three low chairs, one Inglish blanket, one 
Iron pot, a pewter dish and bason, this is a true Inctruary 

John Shearwood 

Presented in court the 3*^ December 1740 and ordered to be 
recorded. 



ABSTRA^CTS FROM NORFOLK MARRIAGE BONDS, 

1800. 
Jany 2 Richard Lattimer and Miss Frances Constable 

Richard Lattimer 
W"" Sharp D. C. Tho« Constable 

Powell, and many of the Country clergy attempted to get up a demon- 
stration and a protest. A war of pamphlets followed, and the clergy 
who had interested themselves in the prosecution expressed their 
belief in her guilt, severely animadverted upon the judge's conduct 
and concluded with the solemn words : " Liberavimus animas nos- 
tras." She was the last person in England condemned to death on 
the charge of witchcraft. 



58 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Jany 7 Thos Peters and Elizabeth Pebworth 

Thos Peters, mark 
Alex Moseley Natt Andrew, mark 

" 14 Robert Meeks and Mrs Mary Tobitt^ 

Robert Meeks, mark 
Alex Moseley George Lake 

" 18 Aaron Cottle and Ann Chapman^ 

Aaron Cottle 
Alex Moseley W™ Bryan 

" 30 John Davis and Mrs Sally Wilmans 

John Davis 
Alex Moseley Tho* Haynes 

" 30 Nathaniel Lord and Miss Mary Blanchard 

Nathaniel Lord 
Alex Moseley Fardnan Stephenson 

Feb David Wright and Elizabeth Standfast 

David Wright 

Alex Moseley John Reynolds 

Feb 20 Edouard Ruy and Mrs Maria Jeanne Desmortier' 

W/:/Ruy 
Alex Moseley W" Bland 

" 26 John Ligh and Mary Irwin 

John Ligh 
Alex Moseley Jos Fisher 

" 27 W" Skipton and Mrs Ann CampbelP 

W" Skipton 
Alex Moseley Margret Burke 

March 1 John Hannaford and Mrs Elizabeth Allen^ 

John Hannaford 
Alex Moseley c. n. b. c. John Turner 

" 1 Peter Holland and Rebecca Ogborne 

Peter Holland 
Alex Moseley Richard Gibbons 

" 7 John Turner and Martha Parish^ 

John Turner 
Alex Moseley John Hannaford 

' Widow of George Tobitt ^ Niece to Wm Bryan 

^ Widow * Widow ' Widow 

* Daughter of John Parish 



I 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1800. 59 

March 14 W" Combs and Sarah Allwood 

W"' Combs 
Alex Moseley W" H Keins 

" 27 John Charles Memeyer and Miss Catherine Adam 

John C Niemeyer 
Alex Moseley Duncan McDonald 

" 29 W" Williams and Catherine Booze 

W" Williams 
Alex"^ Moseley Nicholaus booze 

April 10 James Goodwin and Polly Bird 

James Goodwin 
Alex Moseley Charles Bain, mark 

" 14 Joel Cornick and Nancy Cornick 

Joel Cornick 
Alex Moseley Joseph Hodges 

" 22 David Knox and Mrs Dinah Walker 

David Knox 
Alex Moseley c. n. b. c. George Fritts 

" 29 W" Webb and Miss Frances Hester^ 

William Webb 
Alex Moseley John Richardson 

May 24 John Gozelen and Miss Susanna Kellur 

J Gozelen 
W"" Sharp D. C. Thos Divit 

" 24 Isaac Van and Miss Sarah Camper 

Isaac Van 
W" Sharp D. C. J Gozelen 

" 30 Edward Smith and Mary Moore 

Edward Smith, mark 
Alex Moseley c. n. b. c. Henry Turner, mark 
" 31 Levi Johnson and Betsy Mills 

Levi Johnson 
W" Sharp D. C. N Wilkinson 

June 2 W™ Thompson and Mary Brandon 

William thompson 
Alex Moseley Joseph Hickerson, mark. 

" 6 Philip Nicholas Brown and Mrs Eliza Kello Curie 

Philip Nicholas Brown 
W" Sharp D. C. Rob Brough 

' Niece John George 



60 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

June 11 James Taylor and Miss Sarah Newton 

Ja Taylor 
Alex Moseley c. n. b. c. Theo Armistead 

" 12 Robert Watkins and Mrs Jennett Moseley^ 

Robert Watkins 
Alex Moseley c. n. b. c. Absalom Stors 

" 14 Dudley Crandal and Miss Elizabeth Hubbard" 

Dudley Crandal 
W° Sharp Math^ Hubbard 

" 19 W^ Good and Nancy Tisdale 

William Good 
W"^ Sharp R Burke 

" 21 John Parker and Miss Nancy Wales 

John parker 
W^ Sharp D. C. Thos Baker 

« 23 W" Holt and Mrs Polly Longest^" 

Will Holt 
Alex'" Moseley Joseph Hickeson 

Aug 6 Orlando Dana and Mrs Mary Lewis 

Orlando Dana 
W°^ Sharp Rd Spencer 

" 8 John Storse and Miss Elizabeth Wad 

John Storse, mark 
John Reynolds 
" 20 W' Montgomery and Miss Mary Carline^^ 

William Montgomery 
W^ Sharp Cha^ Carline 

" 23 W° Dunn and Mrs Elizabeth Elliott 

W^ Dunn 
W™ Sharp C. C. Ben Harrison 

" 24 Matthias Eastwood and Mistress Honour Bagnall 

Matthias Eastwood 
W" Sharp 
" 24 John Southwick and Mrs Ann Norman 

John Southwick 
W™ Sharp John Richardson 

^ Widow of Edward Moseley '" Widow of Wm Longest 

" Sister to Matthew Hubbard " Daughter of Charles Carline 



Abstkacts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1800. 61 

Sept 20 Severn Kellum and Anna Harding 

Severn Kellum, mark 
Matthew 
W"^ Sharp Harrison 

" 24 Thomas Halliday and Mrs Ann^^ 

Tho« Halliday 
W" Sharp Charles Mahon 

" 27 John Thomas and Miss Nancy Disher^'^ 

John Thomas 
James Struthers 
Oct 2 Bartholomew Broaders and Mrs Sarah Connor 

Bartho^ Broaders 
W" Sharp C. C. Eichard Good 

" 24 Wilton Rickard and Christy Steward 

Wilton Rickard 
Thomas Godwin Quinten Clark 

Nov 1 Benjamin Hathaway and Miss Nancy Forres 

Benjamin Hathaway 
Joseph Hodges 
" 6 John Barns and M" Susanna Roye 

John Barnes, mark 
W" Sharp C. C. Joseph Clerico 

" 6 Job Palmer and Miss Margaret Cummings 

Job Palmer 
Ja^ Woodside 
" 15 John Burcher and Miss Margaret Vickery^* 

J Burcher 
W°^ Sharp C. C. Eli Vickery 

" 26 W"' Cawson and Mrs Ann Fisher 

William Cawson 
George Billups 
Dec 4 George Farrington and Mrs Anna Barns 

George Farrington 
W" Sharp W^ Dunn 

" 9 Francis Harvey^^ and Mrs Elizabeth Wilson 

Francis Harvey, mark 
Nicolaus booze 

1^ Probably Taylor 

13 Daughter of Margaret Walker, aged 43 years old next month 

" Daughter of Eli Vickery '^ Son of Mrs Scott 



62 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

Dec 20 Joseph Kepiton and Miss Marguerite 
Helene Tanguy 

Repiton 
W" Sharp Dufort 

" 20 Charles Tyler and Miss Sally Haynes 

Charles Tyler 
J T Rowsay Tho^ Haynes 

" 22 George White and Miss Amelia Metcalf 

George White 
Anthony Metcalf 
" 29 Calvin Turner and Mrs Catharine Flahavan 

Calvin Turner 
W" Sharp James Turnbull 

June 6 Jonathan Cook and Miss Mary Owenbread 

Jonathan Cook, mark 
William Chambers, mark 



PROPERTY OWNERS NORFOLK COUNTY 1 


(S 


' Brides Parish.) 




R' 


p' 




R 


Ira Armstrong 4000 


4400 


Jas Butt 


1500 


Levi Anderson (F B) 666 


40 


Willoughby Barnes 


2000 


W" Anderson Jr. (F B) 


50 


Jno W Bright 




Chas Anderson (F M) 2000 


300 


Thos Bright 


600 


Zachariah Anderson (FB) 


100 


Thos R Balentine 


15000 


Jas E Armstrong 4000 


7000 


Cloe Ballance 




W™ Andrews 


75 


Washington L Brown 


Chas Allen 


25 


W"" H Barnes 


2500 


Edmond Allen (B) 200 


400 


Augustus W Brown 


2500 


W" H Boykin 


300 


Joseph Bailey 


1900 


Saml A Barnard 


500 


Jonathan Bateman 


2080 


Harriet H Bier 300 


75 


Martin Bateman 




Stephen S Barrett 2000 


150 


W" Boothe 




Joseph Baker 


15000 


Hannah Brown 




Ann Bushel 1000 




Jno Berry 


2500 


August Burier 


100 


Ewd Berriman 




W" S Butt 21000 


21500 


Saml Berry 


5000 


Frances Butt 


300 


Mary Butt 


600 


Philip Biddle 


20000 


Jno D Berriman 


2000 


B B Butt 4000 


1500 


Dr Saml G Brown 


8109 


Francis Bnt+ Tf^OO 


2000 


Fp.nrsy Brown 


2667 


Cyrus N Bradberry 4000 




Armstead Butt 


800 



p 

200 

2400 

25 

300 

35000 

300 

80 

3000 

1000 

2000 

846 

30 

200 

50 

7200 

7050 

5000 

4200 

16700 

30080 

6000 

300 



Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860. 



63 



Edwin Bynl (M) 


R 


p 
15 


R 

Aldustine Creekmore 950 


p 

350 


Martin Ballance 




25 


Jno Clary 




50 


Jno F Collins 


3000 


2000 


Caleb Cuffee (B) 




20 


Teinmoth Conner 




25 


Joshua Cuffee (B) 




10 


Theophalus Chase 




20 


Jno F Creekmore 




300 


Marth Cannon 




50 


Lindsey Civils (B) 


160 


300 


Joseph Carter 


6000 


25000 


Alpheus Civils (B) 




50 


Eli Cuffee (F B) 




100 


Malichi Cooper 




500 


Elizabeth Cherry 




30 


Bartlet Civils (B) 


500 


1000 


Obediah Curling 




25 


Ira Civils (B) 


300 


400 


Timothy Cuflfee (B) 




30 


Miles Cuffee (B) 




100 


Enos Cuthriell 




50 


Dory Cuffee (B) 




75 


Chiesman Cuffee (B) 




30 


Jas Curling 


680 


300 


Mary Cuthriell 


600 


100 


Josiah Cuthriell 




40 


Caleb Cuthriell 


4000 


9000 


Jerome M Creekmore 3760 


10080 


W° Cuthriell 


640 


30 


Wright Creemore 


225 


300 


W W Curling 




50 


Wesley Creekmur 




50 


Willis Cuthriell 


3000 


3000 


W" R Curlin 


340 


800 


Eobert Carson 


2000 


8900 


Benj Creekmur 




50 


E T Carson 


6000 


6000 


Merchant Creekmore 




500 


Josiah Curlin 




25 


Martin L Cornick 


5500 


17130 


Thos Cusick 




15 


Jno Creekmore 




25 


Norman Cartwright 




1000 


Dempsey Creekmore 




30 


Brent Sil Creekmur 


2000 


500 


Ewd Charlton 


1500 


4300 


Jas Cuffee (F B) 


500 


150 


Luvinia Cooper 


1200 


5000 


Miles Cuffee (F B) 


500 


200 


Joshua Creekmore 




400 


Matthias Cuffee (F B) 




25 


Jeremiah Civils (B) 




10 


Henry Cuffee (F B) 




125 


Henry T Culpeper 




50 


Lydia Cuffee (F B) 




25 


Joseph Creekmur 


750 


400 


Otterway (F B) 




105 


Peter Creekmur 


1250 


600 


Wilson Cuffee (F B) 




25 


Alex'^ Charlton 


1180 


1500 


George Cuffee (F B) 


600 


350 


Jno R Cooper 


620 


200 


Levi Civils (F B) 




15 


Mary Charlton 


200 


2500 


Frederick Cason 


1000 


5300 


W" Cuffee (B) 




100 


Jno S Cason 


55U 


150 


Geo H Dashiell 


2000 


1800 


Jno T Cooper 


10000 


15O0O 


Jno M Drury 




300 


Lewis Cason 


3330 


6600 


Isacc Diggs 


900 


1700 


W-" Cuffee (M) 




50 


Jno Dawson 


1000 


200 


Joseph Curlin 


250 


50 


Chas Dutmore 




600 


Malici Creekmore 


2250 


575 


Elze Davis 


10000 


5000 


Elizabeth Creekmore 


126 


125 


Ewd Denby 




50 


Jno W Curling 


150 


150 


Jno Duncan 


2400 


1500 


Nancy Curling 




20 


W" T Davis 




400 


Wilson Curlin 


300 


150 


Edwin Dozier 




200 


W" H Curlin 




10 


Frances Davis 




150 


Stephen Curling 


280 


50 


Caleb Dudley 


2980 


11100 


Dempsy Cartwright 




100 


Lemuel Dozier 




250 


Joseph Curling 


1000 


400 


Mary Deford 


2500 


5000 



64 LOWEK NOBFOLK CoUNTT VlKGINIA AnTIQUAKT. 





E 


p 




R 


p 


Jno W Deford 


3000 


750 


Isaiah Foreman 




25 


Frances Deford 




8000 


Israel Foreman 


3639 


1320 


Loivaca Douglass 




1500 


Allice Foreman 




4C00 


Idavilla Douglass 




1500 


Josephus Foreman 


4240 


11100 


Jno Dewberry 




50 


Jno Fr Foreman 


20000 


25000 


Saml Etheredge 


11000 


13300 


Columbus W Foreman 


500 


W" C Edmonds 


500 


800 


Thos H Foreman 




240 


Wilson Etheredge 




30 


Alex"^ Foreman Jr 


1500 


1500 


Caleb J Etheredge 


18000 


17000 


Jas T Foreman 


1300 


380O 


W" Etheredge 


18000 


8000 


W^T Foreman 


960 


4300 


Edw Etheredge 




50 


Edwin Fulford 


2000 


13400 


W" H Etheredge 


10000 


13000 


David Fentress 


500 


3200 


Dennis M Etheredge 


! 520 


2500 


Ann W Foreman 




5000 


Anne E Etheredge 


800 


4900 


Elizabeth Fulford 


1000 


5000 


William Etheredge 


500 


4900 


Thos C Ferebee 


35000 


40000 


Mary Etheredge 


4000 


10000 


Henry Foreman 




100 

sqo 


Lawson Etheredge 




100 


Caleb R Fisher 




Nicholas Etheredge 




5000 


Sarah Gray (F B) 




15 


Harrison Etheredge 


4000 


500 


David A Graves 




200 


Martin Etheredge 




150 


W" M Gisbourne 


3200 


400 


W" H Etheredge 


1300 


200 


Thos Godfrey 


2000 


3500 


Jno Etheredge 




1000 


Mrs Patsy Godfrey 


2000 


1800 


Jas Elliott (B) 




50 


Peter Gibson 




200 


Osceola Etheredge 


700 


3500 


Francis Glemm 




200 


Richd Etheredge 


667 


450 


L W Godfrey 


4000 


11500 


Isaac Easton 


705 


200 


W-" T Gray 


3600 


5200 


Matthias Etheredge 


1162 


500 


Jas Grimes 




25 


Simeon Forbes 




50 


Henry M Garrett 


600 


2200 


Benj-' T Fisher 




400 


Ashbury Guinn 


1000 


250 


Elijah Forbes 




150 


Jefferson Gilbert 


1500 


300 


W" Fuller (F B) 




20 


Tamar Gray 


600 


200 


Alex"" N Foreman 


20000 


24000 


Timothy Gilbert 




200 


Jas R Fulford 


10000 


9000 


Geo W Gilbert 




50 


Jas Fulford Jr 


700 


500 


Willis Gammon 


300 


150 


Richd B Fisk 


5000 


4000 


Jno Guinn 


400 


240 


Jno Foreman 


7000 


24400 


Isariel Grimes 


1170 


800 


Jas W Fisk 


4000 


1500 


Thos Grimes 


360 


2800 


Saml Fisk 


2212 


2500 


Thos Gilbert 


800 


300 


Jas Fentress 


400 


150 


Jas G Gammon 


150 


400 


Isaac Ferrill 


200 


300 


Joshua B Gammon 




500 


N B Foreman 


8253 


37600 


Jno W Gammon 


400 


200 


Moses Fentress 


600 


150 


Margt Gilbert 




100 


Jno Ferrill 


2280 


200 


Benj" F Gordon 




50 


Jas W Fentress 




5500 


C C Grandy 


4500 


15100 


Joshua Fentress 


848 


3500 


Jacob Gilson 




50 


Thos Forbes 


200 


410 


Jas Gregory 




500 


Grandy Ferebee 




25 


Messer Grimes 


800 


496 


Isaiah Foreman 




50 


Josiah H Grimes 




150 



Property Owners, Norfolk County, 1860. 



65 



Saml Gallop 


R 


p 

100 


Frederick Hall 


R 


p 
10 


W" H Gray 




60 


Eli Hewitt 




200 


Ocellus George 


200 


250 


De' Orcy Hewitt 




100 


W"" R Hamberry 


12000 


25000 


Rebecca L Harrison 


1000 


2000 


Maxmillion Herbert 


3000 


500 


W H Harrison 


1000 


2000 


Elizabeth Hitchard 




4000 


Grandy Howell 


280 


250 


Catharine Halstead 




2000 


Joseph F Hutchings 


6000 


7940 


Thos A Hardy 


97000 


16000 


Rebecca Hall 


970 


1000 


H W Herbert Sr 




500 


Thos Hall 


485 




Jno Hunter 




50 


Henrietta Hall 


485 




Joseph Hunter 




100 


Harriet Hall 


485 




Martha Hyslop 




100 


Margaret Hall 


485 




Jemima Hudgins 


800 


150 


Jno W Hodges 


2722 


1800 


Thos H Hall 


1000 


2000 


Thos Hall 




100 


Leonard Hyslop 




50 


Washington Hall 


594 


375 


Jno C Hyslop 


5500 


4000 


Hillary Hall 




250 


Isaiah Harding 




100 


Saml Hall 


800 


10705 


Ruben Herbert 


700 


150 


Wilson Hollaway 




100 


Marice E Herbert 




100 


Joseph Hamberry 


1040 


1000 


Geo T Hodges 


10000 


700 


Joseph Henby 




2000 


Mat B Holstead 


20000 


25000 


Jno Hamberry 


1000 


1700 


Willis Holstead 


20000 


6000 


Jeremiah Hamberry 


1000 


400 


Jno H Hodges 


9510 


4500 


Ira Hodges 


1600 


1000 


Daniel Hodges 




30 


Horatio Hamberry 


560 


3000 


Geo W Hall 


20000 


14000 


Ellen Hodges 


1300 


600 


Simon Halstead 


1000 


100 


Miles Hamberry 


4000 


20300 


W" N Halstead 


10000 


13800 


Thos Hamberry 


1650 


14000 


W" W Hyslop 


10000 


5000 


W" T Hamberry 


1000 


2600 


W° Humphreys 




20 


Joseph Hodges 


2350 


700 


Frederick Hanberry 




50 


Miles Halstead 


1750 


1200 


Thos C Holt 




5000 


Peter Humphries 




200 


Elizabeth Halstead 




100 


W™ Harper 




200 


Frederick Halstead 


3400 


500 


Henry Halstead 


1300 


2000 


Thos E Halstead 




100 


Christopher Halstead 


100 


Geo A Hodges 


1000 


150 


Jesse Hodges 




300 


Margaret Herring 


5000 


3000 


W°> W Ives 


36000 


11000 


W" T Hamberry 




100 


Franklin Ives 




2000 


Alpheus Halstead 


2120 


6300 


Amos Ives 


40000 


20000 


Iverson N Hall 


3500 


1500 


Walter C Ives 




1400 


Amsey Hodges 


600 


1000 


Jas P Jones 




500 


W™ H Hall 


750 


200 


W" Jones 




50 


Wesley Hall 


300 


250 


Josiah JoUiff 




1000 


Benj Hodges 




85 


Jas Jollifi 




200 


Jno W Hodges 


280 


75 


John Jolliff 




200 


Jos Hodges 




10 


W" P Jones 


3000 


15000 


Kizzie Hall 




40 


Elizabeth Jones 




4000 


Julia Hall 


300 


150 


W"* A Jackson 


5246 


5000 


Saml Hall 




30 


Griffin C Jennings 


8240 


ICOOO 



66 



Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 





B 


p 




R 


p 


Abary Jones 


250 


300 


Jno S Middleton 


3100 


7800 


Nancy Jones 


116 




Luke Morse 


100 




Jno T Johnson 


900 


3400 


Archibald McRoon 




100 


Jos Johnston 




155 


Frank W Marchant 




300 


Mrs Fannie Keeling 


8000 


4000 


Mary.'A Myer 




5000 


Geo Kirby 




500 


ReubeUiMenfew 




25 


Maulburn Kilgore 


3000 


7300 


Jas B Murphy 


1500 


300 


R N W Keeling 


4000 


2000 


David Manning 


60 


30 


Thos Lewis 




2000 


Jno A Myer 


11500 


2000 


Enoch Lewis 




50 


Wilson L M'^'^lanan 


1000 


500 


Thos Lee 




125 


Robert Murden 


500 


150 


Jas Larien 




1800 


Weston Martin 




100 


Jas Locker (F B) 




100 


J Alonzo Manning 




2000 


Jno Lowe 




1500 


Jno McGee 




25 


Jas Lyons 




1000 


Wiley McPherson 




110 


Augustus Linton 




100 


Francis Miller 


2000 


6000 


Jessee Lee 




2500 


Jas Mills 




20 


Rebecca Linton 


5000 


20000 


George A Martin 


5000 


2000 


Ann E Leatherbury 


375 


800 


Jas G Martin Sr 


3000 


11400 


Jno Lockhart 




1000 


Jas G Martin Jr 


3000 


2500 


Saml Lockhart 


1000 


4690 


Jno McPherson 


850 


450 


Ambrose Lindsey 


40000 


38495 


Nelley Miller 




100 


A Judsen Lowe 




300 


Giddeon Miller 


630 


400 


Stephen Lynch 


400 


181 


W" A Miller 




20 


Jno Lynch 


1150 


1831 


Robt McPherson 




450 


Franklin Lynch 




650 


Sarah A McPherson 


500 


5000 


Willoughby Lynch 


600 


300 


W"". Mine 


600 


600 


Richd Landin (M) 




200 


Jno Miller 


1668 


150 


Jessee McPherson 


1200 


1000 


Jno Moore 




8000 


Peter McPherson 


1125 


800 


Saml Miller 


600 


300 


Rev Jas Moss 




300 


Fanny Miller 


300 


1200 


Jno D Murden 


625 


650 


Josephus Miller 


1000 


3100 


Thos Murden 


504 


500 


Jas T Mercer 


1000 


350 


W" Murden 


400 


250 


W"" Mercer 




50 


Robt H Miller 


10000 


23000 


W"" McCoy 




80 


Lemuel Miller 


100 


150 


Frederick McCoy 


506 


200 


Frederick Miller 




20 


W" B Miller 


670 


500 


Jos F Miller 


240 


200 


Jno A M'McCloud 


1000 


60 


Peleg Miller 




10 


W" Murray 


250 


300 


Joseph Miller 




50 


W" H Miller 




200 


Pierce Miller 




1000 


W" Martin 




1000 


Elizabeth Mills 


5000 


390 


Jas W L Nicholas 


25000 


16500 


Ewd C Miller 


14000 


14247 


W"" Nicholson 


12000 


30000 


Peter Miller 


800 


300 


Allen F Nicholson 




200 


Gary McPherson 




1250 


Jno Nichols 


1200 


80 


Christopher McPherson 


30 


Ann Nash 




2000 


Wilson McCoy 


800 


484 


Simeon Noe 


3500 


300 


Charles Moody 


150 


100 


George Norris 


2000 


4000 



Property Owners, Norfolk Cotinty, 1860. 



67 



Jas Newby 2500 

Joshua Nichols 500 

Jaa L Northern 10000 

Serepta Nichols 500 

Saml Nichols 

Harriet Nichols 1400 

Richd E Nash 2281 

Jesse Nichols 

W™ Newburn 700 

Mrs Mary Otley 2100 

Geo Owens (F B) 

Jno F Old 5400 

W"^ Old 5000 

Alex'' ownly 450 

Geo T Old 3150 

Jas McBride Old 12000 

W"M01d 

Carter P Old 

Tapley Portlock 

W" Portley (F M) 

Catharine Portlock 

Mary F Portlock 

Jacob Petree 

J K Pierce 

Nathl Portlock 

Jno Parker 

W" Portlock 

Robt Palmer 

Frank Portlock 

Chas Pumroy 

W" H Pritchard 

Joseph H Pritchard 

George W T Parsons 

Jno C Pritchard 

Wiley Pritchard 

Labin W Pitts 

Abijah Parsons 

W" Parsons 

Wiley Pritchard 

Danl Philips 

Enoch Paine 

Malichi Powers 

Thos E Portlock 

Jno Pointer 

Jos E Petree 

Thos Poiner 

Hiram Parsons 

W" Pritchard 



15000 
1000 
2000 
5000 
5000 

10000 

8000 

3600 

260 

10000 

2500 
2750 



3497 

1500 

400 

2400 
300 



725 

1210 

400 

1530 



P R P 

7000 Carter B Poindexter 10500 1000 

3500 Nancy Portlock 460 7200 

10000 Jos E Read 20000 12000 

300 Richd Ross 25 

400 Adam Randolph 6000 11000 

280 Thos Randall (B) 200 200 

500 Dr Rich-i H Ransey 2000 6600 

50 Josephus Roach 600 300 

16000 Richd H Roach 424 1550 

2800 Jacob Roach 700 5000 

10 Benj° B Rawls 2000 3900 

6500 R H Stokes 100 

8000 James Stokes 1300 1300 

300 Caleb Smith (B) 15 

6000 Francis Streithergen 1500 200 

13500 Jas Smith 75 

5885 Jas W Sikes 50 

450 W"" Stewart 5325 5000 

26000 Micheal Sikes 5076 14228 

200 David Smith (B) 15 

4500 Seth Sivells 3410 2360 

13000 Lem Sikes 800 250 

9300 Margt Spence 1400 8000 

3000 Joel Sawyer 800 

10500 David S Smith 1964 3400 

3000 Saml J Smith 1100 4600 

100 Solomon Steward 270 500 

25 Josiah Steward 250 

9200 Jas Steward 200 150 

25 W" Sikes 100 

14000 Willis W Silvester 50750 55566 

5000 Anderson Start 100 

100 Jno Smith (B) 15 

400 Allen Smith (B) 10 

1800 Richd Smith 20 

6000 David P Smith 330 350 

400 David Spate 80 

200 Willis Sikes 600 

3000 Abner Sawyer 750 400 

3000 Bartlet Sikes 2500 1000 

225 Phoebe Stewart 145 

500 Jas W Sawyer 800 

100 Edwin Smith 7000 3800 

150 Josiah Sikes 400 225 

4000 Nancy Sikes 400 225 

310 Cornelius Sikes 4000 3800 

50 Wilson Sikes 160 

8700 Jesse D Sikes 6000 7000 



68 LowEE Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 





K 


p 




R 


p 


Milberry Smith (F B) 


320 


150 


Virginia W Tatem 


4000 


3200 


Saml V Smith (F B) 




100 


Geo W Tatem 


5000 


1700 


Zacheriah Smith (F B) 


27 


Ann F Tatem 


4000 




Nelson Smith Jr (F B] 


1 


135 


Peter Taylor 




40 


Saml Smith Jr (F B) 




175 


Stephen W Tatem 


18000 


16000 


Kizzie Smith 




50 


Robt C Taylor 




50 


Saml Smith Sr' (F B) 


2400 


500 


W" Taylor 




50 


Bia Smith (F B) 




150 


Bartlet Timberlake 




50 


Jas Smith (F B) 




200 


W"" T Taylor 


220 


265 


Richd A Smith 




50 


Jos T Taylor 




175 


Marina Smith 




20 


Diana Taylor 


460 


1000 


Nelson Smith (F B) 


180 


100 


Miles Taylor 




200 


Hollaway Smith (F B) 120 


125 


Jesse Twines 




25 


Jno Sanderson 25000 


40000 


Jno Thoroughgood 




150 


Richd Scaff 




20 


Amos Trotman 




150 


Alex' Sikes 


825 


2700 


Jonathan Taylor 




50 


David Sowry 




1500 


Ivy Umphries 




1000 


Solomon W Smith 


■1000 


12000 


W" Vicar 




200 


Jno Scaff 




20 


Thos B Williams 




5500 


Rose Sparrow (F B) 




25 


George Whitehurst 




100 


W" J Sparrow 


3640 


2800 


Elizabeth Whitehurst 


100 


Sarah Smith (F B) 




10 


Frederick Wilson 


40000 


27000 


Jas Sparrow (F B) 




20 


Fanny Wilson (F B) 




50 


Shad rack Smith (FB) 




15 


Everett Williamson 


19100 


17642 


Miles Stokes 


3000 


1000 


Henry Williamson 


4500 


14000 


Saml N Sorey 


150 


400 


W" Williamson 


17000 


12100 


Slaughter Sikes 




20 


W" H Wise 


3000 


1000 


Geo Scott 




100 


W" Whitehurst 


200 


100 


Obediah Stokes 


1500 


1500 


Caleb Williamson 


5000 


13000 


AUice Stokes 


566 


266 


Gary D Woodward 




2000 


Wilson F Stokes 


566 


266 


Jno Woodward 




1000 


Elizabeth Stokes 


800 


400 


GeOoA Wilson 


40000 


35000 


Mrs Frankie Stokes 




200 


Jas T Wilson 


5600 


18200 


Wallace Stevens 




50 


Peter Wright 




200 


Jas W Sikes 




25 


Henry Wilson 


10450 


27500 


Jordan Smith (F B) 




25 


Josiah Wilson 


10000 


40000 


Urias Timberlake (B) 




50 


Peter Wright 




10 


Saml Tucker (F M) 


5000 


2000 


Amsey K Wilson 


4000 


6000 


Sallie A Timberlake (F B) 


25 


Miles M Wilson 


30000 


39000 


Ben] T Tatem 


1200 


4000 


Jno Whitehead 




2000 



^Fortune teller. R stands for Real, P for Personal, B for Black, F B for 
Free Black, F M for Free Mulatto, and M for Mulatto. 3 mulattoes owned 265 
dollars of personal property ; 3 free mulattoes owned 6000 of real and 3200 dollars 
of personal property: 26 blacks owned 1360 of real and 2800 dollars of personal 
property ; 36 free blacks owned 7786 of real and 3747 dollars of personal property, 
making a total of 15,146 of real estate and 9013 of personal property for the colored 
people, an average of more than 360 dollars each. In 1860 In Norfolk County 191 
colored people owned 46,543 dollars worth of property, an average of more than 
243 dollars each. 



Land and Slave Owners, Princess Anne Co., 1775. 61) 





R 


p 




R 


p 


Nathl W Warden 


5000 


11000 


Geo T Wallace 


45000 


30000 


Henry Wilkins 


1300 


4200 


Allen Williams 




100 


Jas Woodward 




200 


Mrs Kizzie Woodward 300 


150 


George Wilkins (F B] 


500 


160 


Wilson Whitehurst 




100 


A W Willett 


3800 


3500 


Josiah White 


1000 


5400 


Henry T Williamson 


416 


1200 


Geo H Wilson 


200 


7050 


Jake Wilson (B) 




50 


David Wright 


3225 


2000 


Charlotte Williams 


330 


25 


Willis Wilson 




250 


Dr Thos V Webb 


10200 


6400 


W" Wood 


5000 


7000 


Joseph Wilson 




200 


Jno Whitehurst 




100 


Eliza Wilson (B) 


160 


80 


W°' W West 




10 


Jno T Woodward 


700 


300 


Leaven C Whitehurst 700 


200 


Catharine Wise 


2000 


4500 


Harrison Weston 


3578 


31258 


Jno West 


20000 


14600 


Aldustine M T Wilson 7030 


17020 


Jas Wallace 




75 


Amsey W C Wilson 


3850 


14200 


Love Wilkins (B) 




20 


Jas F Whitehurst 


1125 


700 


Jas Wilkins (B) 




20 


Solomon Wallace 




50 


George Wilkins (B) 




20 


Abram Waterfield 


400 


250 


Leml Wilkins (B) 




15 


Caleb Waterfield 




15 


Timothy Wilkins (B) 




15 


Willoughby Wilson 


17583 


27883 


Kichd S Wilkins 


1000 


7400 


Lydia A Williams 


2400 


6656 


W" Wilkins 


2000 


7000 


Ewd N Wilkins 


3800 


2400 


W" Warren 


1000 


1500 


Leander Waller 




2000 


Henrietta Wiggins 




5000 


Joseph Williams 


2000 


8000 


Ewd H Williams 


2500 


6000 


Thos Warner 


650 


450 


Nancy Wurden 




350 


Sarah Williams 




800 


Minerva Wurden 




1800 









LAND AND SLAVE OWNERS, PRINCESS ANNE 
COUNTY, 1775. 

(Continued from page 7.) 

Upper Precinct of the Western Shore. 

LSRC LSRC 



Isaiah Barnes' 




1 


Michael Fentress 


114 


John Cock 


75. 




Marg' Godfrey* 


50 


Henry Dudley 


368. 


2. 


Matthew Godfrey 


50 


Lemuel Fentress- 


300. 


6 


Henry Harrison Jun'' 


2 


Joshua Fentress' 


150. 


1 


James Hartgrove 


35 


William Fentress 


250. 


4 


John Hartgrove 


120 


Willoughby Frizel 


40 




Erasmus Haynes 


1116 12 


Isaac Fentress 




2 


Thomas Lewis 


90 1 


1 Father of Fred". = 


Father of Samuel. 


'Father of William. * For son James. 1 



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Robert Land* 


270 




Rob* Murden'" 


497 


3 


Thomas Langley 


570 


1 


James Murden 




1 


Briget Langley 


280 


3 


John Stone" 


475 


1 1 


Edward Land Sen'' 


280 


2 


Peter Singleton 


306 


11 1 


Rea Land 


125 


2 


William West 


150 




Horatia Land 


115 




Thomas West Jun"" 




1 


Jeremiah Land 


310 


2 


Tho» West Sen' 


175 


3 


Rich" Land Sen^ 


340 


2 


Samuel Williams 


69 




Caleb Land 


150 




Jeremiah Wright 


159 




James Lovitt sen"'* 


363i 


5 


Elizabeth Whitehurst 150 




Thomas Lovitf 


310 


3 


Joshua Whitehurst 


856 


4 


John Lovitt Sen"^ 




1 


Sarah West 


300 


4 


John Lovitt* 


199 




Joshua Williamson 


100 




Patrick Murphy' 


100 




Francis Whitehurst 


150 





Lower Precinct of the Western Shore. 



Zachariah Boush 
Frederick Boush 
John Bishop 
Naomy Barret 
Mary Craigdallie 
James Carraway 
Steven Dear 
Rev*^ Robert Dickson 
Richard Edwards 
William Ewel 
John Forrest 
Dinah Gaskings 
George Gaskings 
William Haynes 
Argent Haynes 
Orphans of Capt Wil. 

Ham Haynes 
Sarah Huggins 
Jacob Hunter 
Elizabeth Huggins 
Elizabeth Haynes 
Thomas Hunter 



83 



212. 

802. 

100. 

395. 
150. 
150. 



1 
10 



5 
1 
11 
2 
1 
1 
5. 
6. 
9. 
1 



L 

517 



150. 
2022. 
586. 
700 
165f 



15 



276 
50 

50 
1352 



William Hunter 
James Kemp 
Lamuel Leweling 
Edward Moseley 
Margaret Moseley 
James Moore 
William Moseley 
Charles Nicholson'- 
Thomas Nicholson 
William Robinson 
John Smyth 
Andrew Steward 
Lemuel Thorogood 500 
William Thorowgood 449 
John Thorowgood 1433 
Dinah Thorowgood 195 
William Thorowgood Sr 

402 
William Thorogood 300 
John Williams 203 

William Walker 



s 

13 
2 

6 
3 



2 
1 
9 
2 
3 

16 
3 

15 
3 

4 
5 
2 
1 



* Father of Batson and Henry. 
' Father of Adam. 
' Son of Thos. 
" Son of James. 



» Father of Anthony. 
'" Father of Jeremiah, Batson and Simon. 
" Father of John. 
1- Father of John. 



[To he Continued.'] 



Feb 


9 


Mar 


7 


a 


8 


(( 


21 


April 


9 


a 


12 


(( 


20 



Makkiages Performed, P. A. County. 71 

MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY CHARLES 
HENLEY,^ SENER., P. A. COUNTY. 

(Continued from page 40.) 

1816 

James Douflge and Nancy Eaton 
AVilliam Cason & Mary W Jones 
Henry Moore & Sinnia Dyer 
Thomas Brock & Julia Henley 
William P Salmons & Salley Shepherd 
William Bonney & Miss Jacomine Doudge 
Lemuel Fentress & Mary Brown 

'There were two Charles Henleys, father and son — Charles, Sen., 
the father, and Charles, Jr., the son. After the death of Charles, 
Sen., Charles, Jr. was called Charles Henley, Senr. " At a Court Held 
at the Court House for the County of Princess Anne the First day of 
September 1800 in the 25'^ year of the Commonwealth of Virginia 
Present 

Tho' Lawson Cornelius Calvert Jun"" 

Anthony Walke 

Jonathan Woodhouse Gent 

John Smith Justices 

W" D "Woodhouse 

Present Tho" Walker Gent. 

Charles Henley Jun'' produced to the Court Credentials of his 
Ordination and of his being in regular Communion with the Methodist 
& Episcopal Church took the Oath of allegiance to the Common- 
wealth & gave Bond and security ace** to Law Licence is Granted 
him to Celebrate the rites of Mootrmony &c." He gave bond for 
fifteen hundred dollars with John and James Lewis securities. In a 
deed made June 29"* 1798, Charles Henley Sen"^ gave to his son Charles 
Henley Jr "Sixty Acres of Land more or less, being part of the 
Land" he "bought of William Leggett Begining at the Dam Neck 
Road forty feet to the Westward of his Ditch, ajoining the plantation 
whereon " he was living " runing near S. S. West course to Cap' John 
James loin, by a loin of marked trees, thence bounded by the said 
James loin to the Dams Bridge, thence bounded by the dam neck road, 
to the begining place." In his will made April 4, 1807, and recorded 
Oct 5"" the same year, he left his son Charles, "one negroe man 
named Frank" "and on gun barrel" and also his "small still hold- 
ing about fifteen gallons " and desired that his "apple tree nursery 
should be sold for the good of the Estate." Father and son appear to 
have been ministers, but I have not been able to find out when the 
father qualified before the Court to perform marriages. 



72 LowEK Norfolk County Vikginia Antiquary. 

William Raney & Mrs Peggy ansill 

Daniel Whitehurst & Mrs Elizabeth Ansill 

Nathan Whitehurst & Mrs Elizabeth Flanagan 

Lancaster Lovett & Mrs Amey Moore 

Enoch Flanagan & Fernelia Oakum 

William Flanagan & Lydia Shepherd 

Nathan Brown & Mrs Lydia Franklen 

Jonathan Roberts & Frances otterson 

Moses Heath & Nancy Relley 

Henry Woodhouse & Margaret Lovett 

William Fentress & Jacomine Stone 

Moses M'^Clenahan & Mrs Betsey M'^Clenehan 

Willoughby Dyer & Mrs Francis Whitehurst 

John Ward & Peggy Land 

William Simmons & Nancy Robinson 

John Cason & Mrs Susan Paden 

William Capps & Mrs Martha Smith 

William Hill & Betsey Garrison 

Solomon Cason & Mrs Anna Robinson 

John Robinson & Frankey snale 

Moses Flanagan & Mrs Susan Cavendish 

John Fentress & Rebeccah Lovett 

Gidean Ward & Frankey Ayars 

John Brock & Mrs Amey Simmons 

John Shepherd & Mrs Jennet James^ 

1817 
Peter Land and Nancy Nimmo 
Thomas Woodhouse and Pennela H Moore 
W° B Wilkins and Leasha Petty 
Henry Simmons and Sarah Whitehurst 
Dennis Malbone and Lydia Bonney 
W" Jobson and Mary Murden 
John Lewis and Mary Holmes 
Moses Browne and Kezia Whitchard 
Israel Fisher and Rhoda Capps 
Reuben Gornto and Margaret Henley 
Peter Browne and Catharine Land 
Henry Turner and Frankey Malbone 

' Daughter of Captain James Henley, and widow of Captain Edward 
James. 



May 


8 


u 


11 


(( 


15 


l( 


16 


u 


22 


CI 


23 


a 


25 


June 


12 


a 


14 


a 


27 


July 


25 


(( 


30 


a 


31 


Aug 


31 


Sept 


14 


Oct 15 


a 


18 


li 


23 


(C 


29 


a 


u 


Nov 


1 


(( 


9 


i( 


23 


Dec 


7 


a 


(( 


Janj 


2 


(( 


16 


Feb 13 


(t 


17 


<( 


25 


(I 


28 


Mar 


1 


(( 


4 


Ap 


13 


May 


15 


July 


24 


(( 


31 



Aug 


21 


Sept 


11 


u 


13 


Oct 


22 


(( 


30 


Nov 


11 


u 


27 


(( 


a 


Dec 11 


« 


27 



Receipt for the Sale of a Slave. 73 

Jonathan Butt and Francis Murden 
Tho^ Shepherd and Polly Oakum 
Henry Whitehurst and Anne Whitehurst 
John Brown and Sally Cox 
W^ Whitehurst and Mary Lovett 
Tulley Moore and Francis Bonney 
Tulley Waterfield and Nancy Oakum 
Joshua James and Mary Dale Woodhouse 
Adam Keeling and Mary Lovett 
W™ Wichard and Frankey Capps 



RECEIPT FOR THE SALE OF A SLAVE.^ 

August the 27**^ 1770 Then Rece'^ of M"" John Haynes The 
Sum of Sixty pounds Curr* money for one negroe man Slave 
named Jack which I do acknowlidg my Self fully satisfied and 
paid for the Same Rece*^ p Tho^ Brock. 

• The selling of slaves was not in the eighteenth century confined 
to the South but was in full vogue in New England and the Middle 
Colonies. Alice Morse Earle in "Customs and Fashions in Old New 
England " p 89, says " I have never seen in any Southern newspapers 
advertisements of negro sales that surpass in heartlessness and 
viciousness the advertisements of our New England newspapers of 
the eighteenth century. Negro children were advertised to be given 
away in Boston, and were sold by the pound as was other merchan- 
dise. Samuel Pewter advertised in the Weekly Rehearsal in 1737 that 
he would sell horses for ten shillings pay if the horse sale were 
accomplished, and five shillings if he endeavoured to sell and could 
not ; and for negroes ^' six pence a pound on all he sells, and a reason- 
able price if he does not sell." William Root Bliss in " Side Glimpses 
from the Colonial Meeting House," chapter 11 " Rum and Slavery" 
says, " It was rum 'that forced the growth of Slavery in New Eng- 
land." " In the year 1750, there were more than sixty distilleries in 
Massachusetts and thirty in Rhode Island." "The commerce in rum 
and slaves — making a circuit from New England to the West India 
Islands, thence to Africa, thence back to the Islands with slaves, 
thence home with molasses and such negroes as had not been disposed 
of at the islands — furnished nearly all the money that was annually 
remitted to pay for merchandise brought from England " " The first 
arrival at Boston was by the ship Desire, February 26, 1637, bringing 
negroes, tobacco, and cotton, from Barbados. She had sailed from 
Boston eleven months before, carrying captives to the Bermudas to be 



74 LowEK Norfolk County Vikginia Antiquary. 



ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK COUNTY 
MARRIAGE BONDS. 

(Continued from page 42.) 

1727 
Aug W^ Thos Scott with Martha Smith 



28 



Nov 17 



Solo Wilson 

John Dale with Mary Cartwright^ 

Solo Wilson 

James Avery with Mary McNary 



Solo Wilson 



1728 



April 29 Nicholas Slack with Eliza Stewart 

Solo Wilson 

Ann A Bouon, mark 



Thos: Scott 
Solo Wilson 

John Dale 
Solo Wilson 

Jam* Avery 
Solo Wilson 



Nicho Slack 
Solo Wilson 



sold as slaves, and thus she became noted as the first New England 
slave-ship." " Sometimes the trade in slaves was kept going at such a 
brisk gait as to strip the market of rum. In the year 1752, Isaac 
Freeman wanted a cargo of rum and molasses within five weeks. His 
correspondent at Newport replied that it could not be had in three 
months. There are so many vessels, he said, loading for Guinea we 
cant get one hogshead of rum for the Cash " " Simeon Potter was for 
watering the rum and turning it out to the negroes in short measure. 
He instructed his captain sailing for Africa in the year 1768 : Make 
your Chief Trade with the Blacks." " Worter ye Eum as much as 
possible and sell as much by short measure as you can " " A deacon of 
the church in Newport esteemed the slave trade with its rum 
accessories as home missionary work. It is said that on the first Sun- 
day after the arrival of his slaver he was accustomed to offer thanks 
that an overruling Providence had been pleased to bring to this land 
of freedom another cargo of benighted heathen to enjoy the blessings 
of a Gospel dispensation" There is a widespread belief in the South 
that the Negroes were brought to the South by the Yankees. This 
belief is largely true, but is not all true. The old Maryland and Vir- 
ginia newspapers show that many of the first men in the two colonies 
were willing to get rich in the same nefarious trade. 
• Widow 



Absteacts fkom Norfolk County Marriage Bonds. 75 

June Richard Davis with Grace Murrow 

Richard Davis 
Willis "Wilson Solo Wilson 

" 7 Willis Wilson with Eliz» Goodrich 

Willis Wilson 
John Smith Solo Wilson 

July 25 John Phripp with fron^ Mason 

J Phripp 
Solo Wilson 
Oct 14 Solomon Adshead with Charity Dison 

Solomon Adshead 
Solo Wilson Geo Hull 

Nov 11 Philip Dison with Susanna Phillippse 

Phillip Dison 
Solo Wilson Francis Dison 

" James Ivy with Mary Furlong 

James Ivy 
Solo Wilson Solo Wilson 

Dec Edwd Bembowe with Eliz* Falionar 

E Bembowe 
Solo Wilson Solo Wilson 

" 13 Simon Holstead with Ann Mathias 

Simon Holstead 
William Portlock William Portlock 

Solo Wilson 

1728/9 

Feb 14 Lazarus Sweeny with Eliza Wilson^ 

Lazarus Sweeny 
Solo Wilson Willis Wilson 

" 22 John Edmunds with Sarah Russell 

John Edmunds 
Jn° Smith P Norly EUegood 

1729 

April 2 John Spencer with Mary M'^Dowell 

Solo Wilson John Spencer 

Charles Portlock Charles Portlock 

- She was a daughter of Major James Wilson ; her second husband 
was Maximillian Boush, of Princess Anne County, and her third, 
Thomas Thelaball 



76 Lower Korfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

May 22 Jn° Whiddon with Mrs Abigail Cawson 

Solo Wilson John Whiddon 

Jn° Smith Christopher Cawson 

Sept 25 James Libby with Sarah Wright 

James Libby 
Thom^ Martin, mark 
1731 

May 1 John Hill with Margrett Wilson 

Solo Wilson John Hill 

Edwurd Lewelling Solo Wilson 

" 6 W^ Porter with Kezia Cawson 

Solo Wilson William porter 

" 24 James Langley with Sarah Nickhalson 

Solo Wilson James Langley 

July 29 Jas Avery with Frances Brett 

Ja^ Avery 
Solo Wilson J Phripp 

Nov 9 Phill Mackduel with Sarah Drewry 

Jno Smith Phill Mackduel 

John Fife John Drewry 

1731/2 

March 29 Simon Hancock^ with Apphia Malbone* 

Solo Wilson Simon Hancock Jun 

1732 

April 3 Richd Pool with Mrs Ann Butt^ 

Richd Pool 

Solo Wilson Lem" Nicholson 

May 22 Natth Nichles with Matthias*' 

Solo Wilson Nath Nichles 

Will : Portlock John Nicholas 

June 9 Robt Bramble with Mary Ewel 

Robert Bramble 

Solo Wilson Cornelius Calvert 

July 22 Gilbert M'=nary with Mary Wilson 

Solo Wilson Gilbert M'^nary 



^ Of Princess Anne County * Of Norfolk 

5"Widdow" «"Widdow" 



Abstracts from Norfolk County Marriage Bonds. 77 

Aug 9 The Eev"^ M' Moses Robertson with Mary Wil- 

loughby 

Mo^ Robertson 

Solo Wilson 
1732/3 

March 29 Henry Miller with Eliz Godfry' 

Solo Wilson Henry Miller 

1733 

August 11 Edward Archer with Mrs Mary Anguish 

Chas Sayer jun'" Jno Hutchings 

1734 

April 1 James Tuell w*^ Eliza Baxa 

William Bax James Tuell 

Solo Wilson Willi^ Bax 

May 27 John Sayer w^*" Eliz Gwin 

John Nicholas Benjamn Gwin 

Aug 19 W°^ Gwinn and Eliza Sheals 

Ebenezer Stevens 
1735 

Alexander Bayne and Margaret Connor 

Alex Bayne 
Alex'' Mpherson Anthony Conner 

1736 

Oct W" Dutton and Mary Edwards 

W™ Dutton, mark 
Alex'" Mpherson John W^ Wallice, mark 

Nov 16 Paul Ballentine and Ann Cawson 

Paul P" Ballentine, mark 
Robt Todd 

1736/7 

Jany 17 Henry Harbert and abigal Cawson 

Tho^ Wright Henry Harbert 

Alex' Mpherson Thomas Harbert 

"" Spinster ^ The middle letter was his " marke " 

'The middle letter was his mark 



78 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

1737 

April 7 Edward Magee with Ann Wise^" 

Edward Magee 
Solo : Wilson John Keen 

1737/8 

Feby 11 John Thomas and Eliz* Oagely 

John Thomas 
A Mpherson Jn° Drury 

1738 

Caleb Wilson" and Mrs Ann Church 

Caleb Wilson 
A M'^pherson Willis Wilson j" 

April 11 W™ Porter with Patience Wright 

Solo Wilson W" Porter 

Ezra Brooke Lem' Nicholson 

July 4 James O Bryan with Mary Langley 

Solo Wilson Ja* O Bryan 

Ja^ Simmons, mark John Langley, mark 

1741 

Aug 11 John Cooke with Mrs Eliza Boush 

Sam Boush 
A Mpherson John Cooke 

1741/2 

Feb 13 George Bevin with M* Meriam Godfrey 

John Denby, mark John Cooke 

Thos Newton 

1742 

June 26 George Collins with Mary Phillips^^ 

George Collins 
Sam' Boush Richard Taylor 



io"Widdow" 

'* The Wilsons style themselves merchants 

'•^ Widow 



Abstracts from Norfolk County Marriage Bonds. 79 

Oct 15 Henry Jamason with Mary Stanley ^^ 

Henry Jamason 
Richard Ball James Oast, mark 

Dec 29 W"' Herbert with Janet Cawson" 

Henry Herbert William Herbert 

Sam' Boush Markcom Herbert 

Jany 6 John Portlock with Abiah Portlock 

John Portlock Jr 
Sam' Boush j"" Edw"^ Portlock 

" 31 Matthias Miller with Alif Ivy 

Matthias Miller 
Sam' Boush j"" Sam' Boush 

1742/3 
Feb 9 Duncan M'^Neil with Sarah Sparrow 

Duncan M<=Neil 
Sam Boush Will : Portlock 

1743 

Nov 7 John Tatem with Anne Wright^^ 

John Tatem 
W°> Hodges Sam' Boush 

Dec 13 Nath : Tatem with Prudence Wilson'^ 

Sam Boush jun' Nath ' Tatem 

" 16 James Wilson Jr with Grace Duke^^ 

James Wilson 
Jo° Willoughby 
J Osheal 
Sam Boush jun"" 

'^I Have Given Con Sent that marey Stanle Shall marey Henry 
Jamason ef you pleas to give Con Sent to give out y® Lisens & In So 
Doing you will a Blig yours to Command Richard Standley 
Richard Ball 
Jam' Oast mark 
'^ Cor" Bush we ar Very Willing that William Herbert and Janet 
Cawson may be Marid to Gether By Consent 

Henry Herbert John Whiddon 

And She is With age Abigaill Whiddon 

'^ Daughter of Stephen Wright 
1* Daughter of James Wilson Senr 

•^ Colon' Sam' Boush December y* IS'" 1743 

S"" this may Inform you that the Girl Grace Duke that my 
Brother wants you to Grant Marrige License for to marry is Almost 



80 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Dec 26 John Willoughby with Mary Hutchings 

Jo Willoughby 
Sam Boush jun'" (Lem') Lei Willoughby 

[To be Continued.^ 



LINHAVEN" PARISH, 1704.^ 



An: 



" June y« 20*^ 




1704 




Linhaven parish is D*^ 




To 12 polltery at 7|^ p each is 


7:6 


To 8 gall boyld Syder at 71'* p 


5:0 


To 1 bush" of Indiant Corne 


2:0 




14:6 


To 1 hhd 




Tob: Carted to m"" poales 




wayes 





To his Enttertainem 1 mounth 

The a bove auc" is whatt was 
Expended upon m'" oxley in 
behalfe of this parish 

p Ben**: Burrowgh,, 

Twenty Two years of Age & her Father Desired me to Certifie you of 
the Same before Evidence and if you should want a bondsman for 
y® aforesaid purpose I Certifie you that this noat Shall bind myself 
to Answer y^ affair in that Case And am in the Mean Time S'' your 
most Humble 

P : S : Ser' to Command 

this may Certifie you that Willis Wilson 

I Agree to y* Above mentioned 
as wittness my hand Grace Duke 
■ Taken from an old paper in P. A. Clerk's Office. 



Genealogical Research* 



Revolutionary and Colonial Pedigrees 
Traced* 

Military Service of Ancestry 
Furnished* 



ADDRESS; 

MRS. SALLY NELSON ROBINS, 

Assistant Librarian, Virginia Historical Society, 
Richmond, Virginia. 

MISS KATE MASON ROWLAND, 

Richmond, Virginia. 

A. J. ACKISS, 

Princess Anne Court House, Va. 



Genealogical Research* 



Revolutionary and Colonial Pedigrees 

Traced* 

Military Service of Ancestry 
Furnished* 



ADDRESS: 

MRS. SALLY NELSON ROBINS, 

Assistant Libratian, Virginia Historical Society. 

A. J. ACKISS, 

Princess Anne Court House, Va. 



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Antiquary, 



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EDITED ]}Y 

EDWARD WILSON JAMES. 



BALTIMORE, MD. 
The Friedenwald Co., Printers. 



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Copyrighted 

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INTRODUCTION. 

The folly of the attempt to please all is soon made apparent 
to those who attempt to please a few only. When the Editor 
of the Antiquary started it, he did it to gratify a taste of his 
own and to make accessible to the students of history some of 
the least known yet most important facts in the history of his 
own section, and his success, so far as he can judge from the 
approbation of students of history, has been encouraging, and 
it has also met with the kindly greetings of the most of the 
friends and acquaintances to whom it has been sent. A few 
persons, however, have condemned it, with more or less severity, 
because of the articles relating purely to the Social and eco- 
nomic features of our past life ; and in two anonymous letters, 
lately received, the Editor has been charged with attempting 
to draw invidious distinctions by publishing lists of property 
owners and land and slave owners and carriage owners and 
piano owners. To those who entertain such views only would 
such views appear natural, and the Editor does not hold him- 
self responsible for the exaggerated importance with which 
such persons may invest such things. The articles named are 
regarded by the Editor and by economists as the most valuable 
because they throw the most light on the life and condition of 
the people. An idle-minded man here and there may pride 
himself because of his grandfather's wealth, and a morbid 
egotist here and there may, for fear of the opinion of the 
idle-minded man, chafe and fret because of his grandfather's 
comparative poverty, but history cannot remain unwritten 
because of such persons. The articles referred to show the 
sizes of estates, and show that instead of there having 
been a few rich and many poor people in the South, as has 
been believed abroad, there were a few rich and many well to 
do and comfortably fixed people in the South. The possession 
of riding vehicles and pianos shows the progress of refinement 
and the development of civilization. This kind of information 



iv Introduction. 

is uovv being appreciated at its value/ and the Editor will close 
this with the remark that he will in the future as in the past 
manage the Antiquary in accordance with his own best 
judgment, and for his own pleasure and satisfaction, and will 
pay no attention to the criticisms of the morbid and the unduly 
dissatisfied. — [Editor.] 

'" Collector William F. Stone yesterday forwarded an application 
from the officers of the Maryland Historical Society to the Secretary 
of the Treasury requesting the Government to allow the Maryland 
Historical Society to take charge of a number of colonial records 
which were recently discovered in the record office of the Custom 
House. The records which the Society is most anxious to secure are 
tax books for the year 1798, which contain a complete list of the tax- 
payers, location of property and number of slaves owned by individ- 
uals that year. These tax books are complete for Anne Arundel 
county, Baltimore city, Baltimore county. Charles, Caroline, Harford, 
Prince George's, Queen Anne's, Montgomery, St. Mary's, Somerset 
and Talbot couHties. In addition to these books there are several 
tax books containing the names of property and slaveholders in the 
city of Washington. The Historical Society officials pay that these 
books are of inestimable value and contain information, both as to 
individuals and property, which cannot be found elsewhere." — From 
the Baltimore Sun, Thursday morning, July 26, 1900. 



THE 

LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 
VIRGINL4 ANTIQUARY. 



June 


22 


July 


1 


a 


7 


A.US; 


5 


Sept 


3 


Dec 


10 



a 



MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY REV. DAVID 
WATTERS, P. A. COUNTY. 

1812 
James Seneca & Phebe Dyer 
William Dawley & Sally Whitehurst 
Joshua Whitehurst & Nancy Whichart 
Godphery Morris & Jacamin Morris 
Mary Dawley & Elizah Capps 
John Simmons & Amey Whitehurst 

1813 
Feb 24 Moses Meclanen & Frankey Whitehurst 
July 15 William Woodland & Keziah Salmons 
17 Simon Wilbone & Sally Whitehurst 

1815' 
Gideon Dawley and Miss Atlanta Evans 
Erasmus Capps and Miss Jennet Whitehurst 
James Flanagan and Miss Mary Smith 
William King and Miss Mary Gornto 
William Capp and Miss Sal ley Shepherd 

1816- 
Simon Etheridge and Miss Francis Malboue 
Isaac Sturtevant and Miss Sarah Dey 
Hennary Legget and sarah Dyer 
James Mundon & Nanny Seneca 
James Salmons & Phebey Seneca 

' Of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 
* Minister Methodist Episcopal Church. 



July 


31 


Nov 


9 


a 


18 


Dec 


14 


a 


28 


Jany 


20 


May 


18 


Aug 


2 


a 


17 


li 


27 



82 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 



Sept 


11 


Nov 


14 


i( 


16 


u 


22 


a 


23 


Jany 


30 


Feb 


5 


March 27 


a 


« 




28 


April 


17 


July 


8 


Aug 


5 


Sept 


4 


Nov 


13 


Dec 


18 



Jany 



(( 


24 


Feb 


1 


March 


5 


a 


7 


ii 


19 


C( 


31 


April 


23 


May 


28 


(( 


14 


June 


3 


u 


11 


i( 


25 


July 


10 


Aug 


22 


Sept 


26 



Benjamin Barnes & anna Brock 
William Brown & Naney Otterson 
Charles Henley & Betsey Malbone 
Enoch Whitehurst and Frankey Dyer 
John S Stone and Mary Bonney 

1817 
James sharood & Frankey Kempe 
Nathan Capps and Salley Moore 
Joshua Whitehurst and Charlotty Cox 
Charles Edwards and sarah Whitehurst 
Hennary Crafts and Nancy Whitehurst 
Rewbin Doudge Jr and Lydia Bonney 
Rewbin B Doudge and Sally Simmons 
Thomas Crafts and Anne etheridge 
John Mthias and Anna Kempe 
Israel Fisher and nanney Seneca 
Horatio Davis and Amey Capps 

1818^ 
Robert Ward & Mis Ann James 
William Williams & Mis Dinah Mason 
Edward Bonney & Mis Fanney Kelly 
Johnson Henley & Mis PoUey Mur})hy* 
Bonney Barnes & Mis Keziah Brock 
Enoch Eaton & Mis Anna Garrison 
James Harrison & Mis Elizabeth Simmons 
Thomas Ward and Mis Salley Land 
Cornelius Brock & Mis Frankey Moore 
Arthur Gornto & Mrs Susanna Malbone 
James Dyer & Mis Elizabeth Capps 
William Hood & Mrs Jane Fentress 
Jesse Malbone & Mrs Rutha Waterman 
Jesse Lane & Mis Lovey Spratt 
Moses Williams & Mr' Mary Banks 
Philip Malbone & Mis Anna James 
William Kelley & Mis Mary Murdeu 



* Member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 

* Daughter of James. 



Marriages Performed by Rev. David Watters. 83 

James Simmons & Mis Salley Guinn 
John B Whitehead & Mis Peggy Dawley 
James Lovett & Mis Nancy Land 
William Flanagan & Mis Lydia Dyer 
Charles Whitehurst & Mis Anne Harrison 
John Dyer & Mrs Betsey Whithurst 
Henry Styron & Mrs Saca Morriss 
Jordan Berry & Mis Betsey Bright 

181 95 
Jesse Capps & Mis Lydia Write 
John Flanegan & Mis Peggy Gornto 
Francis Morriss & Mis Nancy Campbell 
Thomas Lovett & Mis Fany Butt 
John Whitehurst & Charlotte Malbone 
John W Bonney & Mis Betsey Oakham 
Nathan Whithurst & Mis Amey Smith 
Moses Henley & Mis Jacanine Douge 
Henry Capps Jr & Mis Mary Moore 
Jeremiah Kinsey & Mis Betsey Woodhouse 
Jeremiah Smith & Mis Rachall Woodhouse 

1820'' 
Anthony Fentress & M^ Sarah Doudge 
James Dawley & M^ Saley Smith 
John Bonney & M* Betsey Cason 
Smith Whitehurst & M' Lydia Murden 
John Simmons & M* Policy Ayars 
Joshua Williamson & M^ Salley Cason 
John H Dey & M* Frances A Bonney " 

1821' 

Leven Watters & M^ Charlotte Bonney 
Jonathan Bonney & Cloe Whitehurst 
Andrew Whitehurst & Moley Brown 
Caleb Vangover & Nancy Bonney 

■'" A member of the Methodist Episcopal Church." 
^ A member of the Methodist Church. 
^ By David Watters. 

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1822 
James Morriss & Mrs Elizabeth Kays 
William Fentress & Mrs Elizabeth Styren 
Nathaniel Cason & M' Nancy Scott 
Thomas Lewis & M^ Sally Word 
Thomas Dudley & M.' Frankey Ward 
Joshua Wright & M^ Salley Fentress 

1823 
James Malbon & Miss Betsey Moor 
Solomon Waterman & Mrs Pheby Salmons 
Henry Malbon & Miss Elizabeth Malbon 
David Rigges and Mrs Nancy Brock 
Thomas Henley & Mrs Frankey James 
Jonathan Bonney & Miss chariot Williamson 

1824 
Thomas Bonney and Mrs Salley W^ard 
Solomon Dyer and Mrs Amey Cason 
William L Atwood and Mrs Betsey Brown 
Enoch Whitehurst & Mrs Sally Wilburn 
Samuel Hartley & Mrs. Salley Dawley 
James Bonney and Mrs Francis Batten 
Jesse Capps and Mrs Anne Harrison 
William Brock & Mrst Anne Whitehurst 

1825^ 
Tully Cason & M'^ Mary Lewis 
Dennis Harrison & M^® Charity Shipp 
Thomas Grimstead & M'^ Polly Fisher 
Jesse Shepherd & M'® Nancy Morgan 
William Brock & M'^ Elizabeth Moore 
Tomas Bonney & Mis Salley Lewis 
Joel Morris & W Salley Oakham 

1826 
Henary Henley & miss Jane Nimmo 
James Land & miss Frankey Lovett 



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* Methodist Episcopal Minister. 



Markiages Performed by Rev. David Watters. 85 

.J 
Feb 2 James Gornto & Miss Elizabeth Lewis 

George Smith & mrs Peggy Smith 

Henary Dyer & miss Mary Murphy 

Henary Woodhouse & mrs Nancy Woodhouse 

Moses Cason & Miss Salley Bonney 

John T Robinson & Miss Elizabeth ]\Iurden 

Jonathan Whitehurst & miss Anna Dyer 

Franciss Murden & M''® Elizabeth Huddeston 

Nathaniel Worterman & miss Dillary Simpson 

W™ Rainey & W^ Ratha Malbone 

David Bonney & miss Polley D. ansell 

Nathan R Bonney & miss Salley Dyer 

John Woodhouse & Miss Mary Lovett 

William Salmonds & Miss Lydia Gornto 

John Garrison & Miss Salley Whitehurst 

Cason Morrisett & miss Elizabeth West 

Enoch Capps & Miss Ann Doudge 

W°^ Rainey & miss Rhoda Doudge 

Sara' Shipp & M'^ Amy D Simmons 

1827 

John Morrisett & Miss Mary Fentress 

Noah Brock & Miss Elizabeth Morriss 

Thomas A James & Miss Matilda J Atwood 

Enoch Brown & miss Phenelia Woodhouse 

Mitchell Phillips & miss Lydia Bonney 

John Brock & Miss Mary Buskey 

Caleb Dudley & Miss Mary Brock 

Batson Doudge & miss Jane Franklin 

John Turner & Miss Fanney Lewis 

Rice B Pierce & Miss Fanney B Briggs 

Elzey Burroughs & Miss Sarah J Whitehurst _ 

W™ Edwards & miss Salley crafts 

James C Butt & miss Elizabeth Whitehurst 

1828 

Solloman Whithurs and Miss Sally Capps 
John Gornto and Miss Ann Cason 
John Rainey and Miss Sarah Bonney 





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Honary Edwards and Miss Sally Wright 
William Laurence & Miss Jennet Randolph 
Thomas A James & miss Anne Casteen 
Robert Styron & Mr' Elizabeth Munden 
Francis Williamson & Miss Margaret Harrison 
Solloman Warterman & Miss Sarah Spratt 
Ransom Brock & Mary Harrison 
David Whitehurst & Miss Mary Butt 
John A James & Miss Harriett Moor 

1829 
James Ward & miss Elizabeath Willimson 
Joseph Bunkley & miss Elizebeath Henley 
Ira Capps & mrs Anne Capps 
Daniel Grimstead and miss Arsena Kays 
William West & miss Anne Bonney 
Jesse Morse & miss Salley Barnes 

1830 
Feb 1 1 John Boney and Miss Jane Copp 

1831^ 

Jan 27 Joseph Bonney & miss Nelly Whitehurst 

Feb 17 Littleton D Morse & Miss Eleuor Bonney 

May 7 Slaughter Sikes and Miss Fanny Shepherd 

April 20 Francis Doudge & Miss Mary D Doudge 

" " Thomas Bernid & Miss Olive Williamson 

Oct 21 Bartlett Moor and Miss Lydia Brown 

Dec 8 David Whitehurst and Miss Lucintha Grimstead 

" 15 John Shipp & Miss Sarah Simmons 

" 24 Jesse Whitehurst and Mrs Clarissa Bonney 

1832 
Jan 5 Godfrey S Woodard and Miss Jacamine Brock 
Feb 4 Batson Land & Miss Elizabeth Whitehurst 

" 18 Richard Simmons & Miss Betsey Doudge 
Mar 24 Caleb Capp & Miss Angelica Holstead 

" 30 Anthony Whitehurst & Miss Nancy Ward 

^Sr. Minister Methodist Episcopal Church. 



Copy of the Charter of Norfolk Borough. 87 

John Whitehurst & Miss Mary Moore 
Caleb Ackiss & Miss Levey Fisher 
Reuben Stone & M'"® Jacamine Cox 
David Bonney & Miss Jennet Hill 

18331" 
Devany Doudge and Miss Martha Dudley 
James Bonney and Miss Henrietta Randolph 
Jonathan Fentress and Miss Mary James 
John W Simmons and Miss Sarah Brown 
William Nicholson and Miss Elizabeth Fentress 
Robert Dudley and Miss Amey Brock 
Charles Dudley and Miss Ann Woodard 
June 8 Garrett Whitehurst and Miss Cynthia James 
" 22 Daniel Doudge and M^^ Maryann Capps 



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COPY OF THE CHARTERS OF NORFOLK 
BOROUGH 

(Incorporated the 15th September 1736) 

George the Second by the Grace of God of Great Britain 

France, Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, &c. 
To All And Singular Our Faithful Subjects, 

Greeting : Whereas, a healthful and pleasant place, com- 
modius for trade and navigation, by act of the General Assem- 

'" At a Court held for P. A. County June l^t 1812 
Present 
John Hancock John Munden \ 

Jonathan Woodhouse Caleb Boush I Jn^atices 

W™ Ellegood ' 

" David Watters produced to the Court Credentials of his being in 
regular communion with the Methodist Church took the Oath of alle- 
gian to the Commonwealth ; a Testimonial is Granted him he having 
given Bond & Security acc"^ to Liw." Securities Jesse Seneca and 
Richard Bonney. 

' From " The Ordinances of the Borough of Norfolk ; To which are 
prefixed The Charter of the Borough, and a collection of Acts and 
parts of Acts of Assembly, relating to the corporation. Published by 
authority of the Common Council, 1845, Norfolk : printei by T. G. 
Broughton & Co. 1845. 



88 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

bly of our Colony and Dominion of Virginia, hath been ap- 
pointed and laid out for a town, called by the name of Norfolk; 
which place of late years, especially during the administration 
of our trusty and well beloved William Gooch, Esq., our Lieu- 
tenant Governor of our said Colony, hath very greatly increased 
in the number of its inhabitants and buildings, in so much that 
the said town not being capable of containing all such persons 
as have resorted thereto, divers of our loving subjects have 
seated themselves and families upon the adjoining lauds, so far 
as a place called the Town Bridge. Know ye, That we being 
willing to encourage all our good and faithful subjects, as well 
at present residing and inhabiting, as shall or may hereafter 
reside and inhabit within the said town of Norfolk and the 
places thereto adjoining, so far as the Town Bridge, at the 
instance aud petition of divers of our dutiful and loyal sub- 
jects, inhabitants of the said town and places adjacent, of our 
Royal grace, good will, certain knowledge, and mere motion, 
with the advice of our Council of our said Colony, have con- 
stituted aud erected, and by these our Letters Patent do con- 
stitute and erect the said town of Norfolk, and the said parts 
thereto adjoining so far as the said Bridge, A Borough by the 
name of the Borough of Norfolk; aud for us, our heirs and 
successors do by these presents grant to the inhabitants of the 
said Borough and of the parts adjacent, that the said Borough 
and tlie paits adjacent shall be a Borough Incorporate, con- 
sisting of a Mayor, one person learned in the law, stiled and 
bearing the office of Recorder of the said Borough, eight Alder- 
men, aud sixteen other persons to be Common Council Men, 
of the said Borough ; which said Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen 
and Common Council Men, shall be a body incorporate, and 
one Community forever, in right and in fact ; and by the name 
of Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common Council of the 
Borough of Norfolk, and as such shall be persons able and 
capable in law to acquire, purchase, and receive manors, lands, 
tenements, and hereditaments not exceeding one thousand 
pounds sterling per annum, and all goods and chattels w'hatso- 
ever, to have, hold and enjoy, to them and their successors for- 
ever. And also that they the said Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, 
and Common Council, by the same name, plead and be im- 



Copy of the Charter of Norfolk Borough. 89 

pleaded, prosecute and defend, answer and be answered in all 
and singular, causes, complaints, actions real, personal and 
mixt, of what kind or nature soever, in all courts, and places, 
and before all judges and justices whatsoever, and also that 
the said Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common Council, 
and their successors, shall have one common seal, to be used 
for their causes and business; and that it shall be lawful for 
them the said Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen, and Common Coun- 
cil, and their successors, their said seal at their pleasure to 
break, change, and to make anew from time to time as to them 
shall seem expedient : And we will, and by these presents 
declare, name, and appoint Samuel Boush, gent, to be Mayor 
of the said Borough for the year ensuing, and afterwards until 
the day for electing a Mayor hereinafter appointed ; and Sir 
John Randolph, Knight, to be Recorder for the said Borough ; 
George Newton, Samuel Boush, the younger, John Hutchins, 
Robert Tucker, John Taylor, Samuel Smith, the younger, James 
Ivey and Alexander Campbell, gents., inhabitants of the said 
Borough, to be Aldermen thereof for so long a time as they 
shall well behave themselves in their respective offices and 
places : and we do further order and direct, that the said 
Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen, before they shall enter into 
or upon the execution of their said offices, shall take the several 
oaths by law appointed for the security of our person and gov- 
ernment, and subscribe the same, and the oath by our said 
Lieutenant Governor, appointed to be taken by the Mayor, 
Recorder, and Aldermen of the said Borough, and subscribe 
the test, which oath shall be administered to them by our said 
Lieutenant Governor, or by such person or persons as he shall 
authorise and appoint to administer the same. 

And we grant that the said Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen, 
or the major part of them shall elect and choose other of the 
most sufficient inhabitants of the said Borough, being freemen 
thereof, to be of the Common Council of the said Borough, 
for so long a time as they shall well behave themselves in their 
respective places. — And to perpetuate the succession of the said 
Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Common Councilmen in all 
time to come. We do Grant, That for the future they shall 
assemble in some convenient place in the said Borough, upon 



90 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

the feast day of St. John the Baptist, in every year; and shall 
elect and choose by the major vote of such of them as shall be 
then present, one other of the Aldermen of the said Borough, 
for the time being, to be Mayor of the said Borough for the 
ensuing year. And upon death, removal, or resignation of the 
said Mayor, Recorder, or Aldermen, or any of them, or within 
one month after such respective death or deaths, removal or 
removals, resignation or resignations, the rest of the said 
Aldermen, together with the said Mayor and Recorder, if they 
should be living, and Common Councilmen, or the major part 
of them, shall at a time by them to be appointed, meet within 
the said Borough and elect and nominate some other person 
or persons to be Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen of the said 
Borough, in the place and places of such person or persons so 
deceased or removed, as the case shall require, so as the said 
Mayor so to be elected and nominated, be at the time of such 
election and nomination actually one of the Aldermen of the 
said Borough; and so as the said Recorder so to be elected and 
nominated, be a person learned in the law ; and so as the 
Aldermen or Aldermen so elected and nominated, at the time 
of such election and nomination, be actually of the Common 
Council of the said Borough ; and the said Mayor, Recorder, 
Aldermen and Aldermen so elected and nominated, shall at the 
time and place of election take the several oaths above men- 
tioned, and subscribe the same, and subscribe the test; which 
oath the said Mayor, Recorder, or any one of the Aldermen 
may, and is hereby required to administer ; and shall then 
likewise, or on the said feast of St. John the Baptist, out of, 
and from among the inhabitants and free holders of the said 
Borough, elect and nominate so many persons to be of the 
Common Council as shall be wanting to make up the fall num- 
ber of sixteen persons, and that the persons hereby appointed 
and named, or hereafter to be elected and nominated Mayor, 
Recorder and Alderman, be Justices of the Peace within ihe 
said Borough, the precincts and liberties thereof, and directors 
of the buildings and streets in the said Borough ; and that they 
or any three of them, whereof the Mayor or Recorder for the 
time being shall always be one, shall have within the said 
Borough and ihe precincts and liberties thereof, full power and 



Copt of the Charter of Norfolk Borough. 91 

authority to make Constables, Surveyors of the Highways, and 
other necessary Officers ; and to rule, order and govern the 
inhabitants, and the buildings, and the streets thereof, as 
Justices of the Peace, and Directors are or shall be authorised 
to do, and shall have power, and may execute all the Laws, 
Ordinances and Statutes in that behalf made, as fully and 
amply as if they were authorised thereto by express commis- 
sion, willing and commanding that no other Justices of the 
Peace or quorum within our said Colony do at any time here- 
after take upon them, or any of tiiem, to execute the office of a 
Justice of the Peace within the said Borough or precinct 
thereof, in any cause, matter or thing hereby declared to be 
cognizable by the said Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen, not- 
withstanding any commission at large authorising them there- 
unto, saving always the authority and jurisdiction of our 
Justices of the Peace of our County of Norfolk ; nor at any 
time hereafter to be assigned during the time of their holding 
their Courts in the said Borough, saving also to all and every 
other Judges, Justices and officers, all such rights, powers. 
Jurisdictions and authorities granted, or which shall be granted 
to them or any of them by any statute or any act of Assembly 
of this Colony. 

And further, we will and grant unto the said Mayor, 
Recorder, Aldermen and Common Councilmen of the said 
Borough for the time being, full power and authority to erect 
work houses, houses of correction, and prisons within the said 
Borough, and to make, order and appoint such by-laws, rules 
and ordinances for the regulation and good government of the 
trade and other matters, exigencies and things, within the said 
Borough and precincts, as to them or the major part of them 
shall seem meet, and to be consonant to reason and justice, and 
not contrary but as near as conveniently may be agreeable to 
the laws, acts of Assembly and statutes now in force ; which 
said by-laws, rules and ordinances shall be observed, kept and 
performed by all manner of persons trading or residing within 
the said Borough, under such reasonable pains, penalties and 
forfeitures as shall be imposed by the said Mayor, Recorder, 
Aldermen and Common Councilmen, or the major part of 
them then assembled, from time to time, not exceeding forty 



92 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

shillings, current mone}' of Virginia ; which said pains, penal- 
ties and forfeitures shall be levied by distress and sale of the 
goods of the person offending, to be employed for the public 
benefit of the said Borough, at their discretion. 

And further, we have given and granted unto the said 
Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Common Council of the said 
Borough, and to their successors forever, and to all freeholders 
of the said Borough owning half a lot of land with a house 
built thereon according to law, and to all persons actually 
residing and inhabiting in the said Borough having a visible 
estate of the value of fifty pounds current money, at the least ; 
and all persons who shall hereafter serve five years to any 
trade within the said Borough, and shall after the expiration 
of their time of service be actually house keepers and inhabi- 
tants of said Borough; and for us and our successors, by these 
presents, do give and grant to them full powers and absolute 
authority to name, elect, and send one Burgess out of the 
inhabitants actually residing and being within the said Borough; 
which Burgess elected shall have a freehold or visible estate 
within the said Borough, of the value of two hundred pounds 
sterling ; and if such person so elected be not actually residing 
within the said Borough, then he shall have a free hold or 
other visible estate of the value of five hundred pounds 
sterling, to be present, sit and vote in the house of Burgesses 
of our said Colony of Virginia, and then to do and consent to 
those things which by the Common Council of our said Colony 
shall happen to be ordained. And do hereby grant and <_)rder 
that writ or writs of election of a Burgess for the said Borough 
shall be issued and sent to the said Mayor, Recorder and 
Aldermen, for the time being, when and so often as a General 
Assembly shall be called, or occasion shall require : — Provided 
ahoays, That all such electors and voters shall and do, before 
they be admitted to give their vote at such election, make oath 
of their freehold, and the value of their personal estate, if the 
candidates or other electors shall require the same to be done. 

And further, we, of our especial grace, certain knowledge 
and mere motion, for us, our heirs and successors, by these 
presents give and grant to the said Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen 
and Common Council of the said Borough, and to their sue- 



Copy of the Charter of Norfolk Borough. 93 

cessors forever, full and free license, power and authority, to 
have, hold and keep three Markets weekly in some convenient 
place in the said Borough, to be by them appointed (that is to 
say) on every Tuesday, on every Thursday, and on every 
Saturday in the week ; and also two Fairs yearly, to be held 
and kept on the first Monday in October, and on the first 
Monday in April, in every year, for the sale and vending all 
manner of cattle, victuals, provisions, goods, wares and mer- 
chandise whatsoever, on which Fair days, and on two days 
next before, and two days next after each of the said Fair days, 
all persons coming to, or being at the said Fairs, together with 
their cattle, goods and merchandise, shall be exempted and 
privileged from all arrests, attachments, or executions, except 
for toll and process from the Court of Pie-Poudre ; and that 
the said Mayor, Recorder, Aldermen and Common Council, 
and their successors forever, shall have power to set su^h rea- 
sonable toll on all such cattle, goods, wares and merchandise, 
and all other commodities, as shall be sold in the said Markets 
and Fairs respectively, as shall be by them thought reasonable, 
not exceeding six pence on every beast, and three pence on 
every hog, and the twentieth part of the value of any other 
commodity sold therein: — Provided always, That the toll to be 
rated and assessed on the cattle and goods so sold, which shall 
be belonging to the freemen inhabitants of the said Borough, 
shall be but one half of the said toll which shall be rated on 
persons not freemen of the said Borough ; and that the said 
Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen or any three of them, of which 
the Mayor or Recorder shall be one, shall and may hold a 
Court of Piepoudre, during the time of the said Fairs, for 
hearing and determining all controversies, suits and quarrels, 
that may arise and happen therein, according to the usual and 
legal courses in the like cases in England ; and we do, for us 
and our successors, give and grant to the said Mayor, Recorder, 
Aldermen and Common Council, and their successors forever, 
all and every toll, profits and perquisites arising, due and 
incident from or to the said Markets, Fairs and Courts of 
Piepoudre, to be and by them, or the major part of them, used 
laid out and expended for the benefit and advantages of the 
said Boroush. 



94 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

And farther, we do grant, for us and our successors, that 
the said Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen, and their successors, 
or any four or more of them, of which the said Mayor, 
Recorder, or the last preceding Mayor, or senior Alderman 
shall be one, shall hold a Court of Hustings once in every 
month within the said Borough, of which Court they are 
hereby empowered to appoint and make Clerks and other 
proper officers from time to time as there shall be occasion, 
and to settle and allow reasonable fees, not exceeding the fees 
now settled and allowed in our County Courts of our said 
Colony; and shall have jurisdiction and hold plea of trespass 
and ejectment, and of all writs of dower for any lands and 
tenements within the said Borough, and all other acts personal 
and mixed, arising the said Borough, precincts and liberties 
thereof; and as a Court of Record, give judgment and award 
executions thereon, according to the Laws and Statutes of 
England, and of the said Colony ; Provided, the demand in the 
said action personal and mixed do not exceed twenty pounds, 
current money, or four thousand pounds of Tobacco. And 
provided nevertheless, That any party or parties, plaintiff or 
defendant, shall be at liberty to appeal from the judgment of 
the said Court of Hustings to the General Court, or to obtain 
a \yrit of Error, or Supercedeas to such judgment returnable 
to the said General Court, under such limitations, rules and 
orders as are already prescribed and set down by the Act of 
Assembly, or Rules of the said General Court, for obtaining 
and prosecuting Appeals, Writs of Error, and Supersedeas, 
from the Judgment of the County Courts to the General 
Court. 

In Witness whereof, we have caused these our letters to be 
made Patent; witness our trusty and well beloved William 
Gooch, Esq., our Lieutenant Governor, and Commander-in- 
Chief of our said Colony and Dominion of Virginia, at Wil- 
liamsburg, under the Seal of our said Colony, the fifteenth day 
of September, one thousand seven hundred and thirty six, in 
the tenth year of our reign 

(Copy) William Gooch 



Abstracts from Norfolk Co. Marriage Bonds. 95 



ABSTRACTS FROM .NORFOLK COUNTY 
MARRIAGE BONDS. 

(Continued from page 80.) 

1744 

April 4 Joshua Nicholson with Tabitha Lowery^ 

Joshua Nicholson 
Sam Boush W™ Ivy 

" 19 James Webb with Penelope Butt 

James Webb 
Sam^ Boush Solomon Butt 

" 27 Thos Tibbs with Martha Toraouth 

Thos Tibbs 
Sam Boush junr Lam' Wilson 

May 11 W" Hodghon with Eliz^ Mesler 

W^ Hodghon 
Sam Boush jun lodewyck messier 

" 26 William Baker with Rebecca Joel 

William Baker 
Saml Boush 
July 5 Robert Stewart with Abiah Church 

Robert Stewart 
Sam Boush junr Jo® Stewart 

" 28 Capt Maximilian Calvert with Mrs Mary Savage 

Max'° Calvert 
Sept 24 Patrick Micalroy with Mary Pilkington 

Sam Boush jun'" Patrick Micalroy, mark 

Davis Neal 
Oct 6 Richard Jackson with Dinah Lewling 

Richard Jackson 
Sam' Boush Abel Lewelling 

Dec 24 Joseph Stewart with Julian Church 

Jo^ Stewart 
Sam Boush jun Tho® Corprew 

' Dauo;hter of James Lowry deceased with the consent of W™ and 
Ann Ivy 



96 Lower Nokfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

Jany 12 Josiah Butt with Mary Boush^ 

Sam^ Boush jun"^ Josiah Butt 

1745 

Feb 15 W"' Wright with Mary Butt 

Wm Wright 

Char' Smith 
1746 

April 19 Solomon Fife with Mary Drury 

Solomon Fife 
Sam Boush jun"" Jn° Drewry 

May 21 Jeremiah Wilson with Jane ^ 

Jeremiah Wilson 
Sam Boush James Butt 

" 28 Hillary Herbert with Elizabeth Veal 

Hillary Herbert 
Sam Boush Thoma Veal 

June 4 Robert Ives with Cosiah Johnson 

Robert Ives 
Sam Boush jun' Char® Smith 

1749 

Feb 7 W" Freeman with Tabitha Wilson * 

Sam Boush j"" W™ Freeman 

« 17 Jn° LLoyd with Eliz'' Hall 

Jn** LLoyd 
1750 

Aug 29 Robt Tucker with Elizabeth Cleeves 

Robt Tucker 



' S'' this may Certifie to you that Josiah Butt & Mary Boush has 
Agreed in that Holly Estate of Marrige I being A Guardin to her Give 
a free Concent & if you want Security 111 be the Same in the Behalf of 
the Partyes 
Janu-- 12"" 1744 S"" I am your Humble Ser' 

Willis Wilson ju'' 

To Colo : Sam" Boush 
or his son . . — These 

*mem" the woman is of Age as Butt the Security Informes me 

■* Daughter of Solo Wilson 



Abstracts from Norfolk Co. Marriage Bonds. 97 

Jany 21 W" Bradley with Mary Wilson 

Wiir Bradley 
1751 

Aug 16 David Harper with Mary Maning 

David Harper 
Sam Boush j' John maning 

Sept 10 W" Nimmo Jr with Anne Wilson 

W" Nimmo Jr 
Nich° Slack 
" 18 Lem' Willoughby with Martha Sweny 

Lem^ Willoughby 
Edw"^ Portlock William Ivy 

" 19 Shadrack Talbutt with Sarah Talbutt 

Shadrack Talbutt 
Sam Boush John Guy 

Oct 18 John Lewis with Rachael Bingham 

Jn° Willoughby John Lewis 

Sam Boush j"^ Patrick Kelly, mark 

Nov 3 Horatio Stammers with Sarah Drury 

Horasha Stamers 
Sam Boush junr Arthur Moseley 

Dec 14 Joseph Brown with Katherine Edmonds^ 

Joseph Brown 
Sam' Boush Jonathan Porter 

1752 
April 30 John Hamilton with Patience Russell 

John Hamilton 
Sam^ Boush Geo Chamberlaine 

June 19 John Robe with Mary Fife*^ 

John Robe 
Geo Pool John Cann 

" 26 Tho^ Oldner with Sarah Wakefield 

Tho^ Oldner 
Sam' Boush George Wakefd 

J 28 Absalom Langley with Elizabeth Scady 

Absalom Langley 
James Langley 

* Daughter of Mary Prichard ® Widow. 



98 LowEK Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Sept 30 John Streip with Mary Breadey 

Sam Boush Jur John Streip 

Geo Abyvon Terence Wadick 

Nov 1 James Ashley Eliz^ Langley'' 

James Ashley 
William Ivy 
" 14 W" Smith with Ann Cleeves 

Sam Boush Jr Test for W" Smith W"^ Smith 
' witness for Thos Whitford James Cleeves 

Jas Cleeves Char® Smith 
Dec 2 Rich'' Scott with Rebecca Portlock 

Rich'i Scott 
Geo Abyvon 
" 3 W" Simmons with Sarah s 

W™ Simmons, mark 
Sam Boush j' Solomon Lambert 

'' 11 Thomas Wilson with Prudence Nicholson 

Thomas Wilson 
Sam Boush J'^ Geo Chamberlaine 

1753 

Jany 18 Martain Bayne with Sarah Southerlin^ 

]\Iartain Bayne 
Sam Boush j"^ Alex Bayne 

March 16 W" Roberts with Ann Jennings ^" 

W" Roberts 
Sam Boush jur Will Scott 

" 17 Willis Bramble with Mary Ashley 

Willis Bramble 
Sam Boush Jur W™ Ashley 

" 20 Lott Maund with Mary Wright 

Lott Maund 
Sam Boush j'' Geo Felton 



'Widow. 'Widow 

^Daughter of David Southerlin 

""'Thomas Scott was appointed Guardian to Jennings in Eliz" City 
County Court" 



Abstracts from Norfolk Co. Marriage Bonds. 99 

April 5 Joi'den Oast with Elizabeth Dial 

Jorden Oast 
Sam Boush jur James Oast 

Aug 17 Francis Weldon with Ruth Pertall 

Francis Weldon 
Sam Boush j'" Tho Morris, mark 

Sept 12 Chris'" Wright with Mary Walke 

Chr Wright 
Sam Boush j'' Ant° Walke 

" 23 Zachariah Hutchins with Dinah Inkson 

Zachariah Hutchins 
Sam Boush jur John Hamilton 

'' 29 Ja« Holt with Ann Osheal " 

Ja Holt 
Oct 3 Lewis Hansford with Ann Taylor 

Lewis Hansford 
Sam Boush Jur 
" 5 William Murrey with Martha Lewelling 

William Murrey 
Sam Boush j' W"^ Newboul 

" 25 Joseph Church with Sarah Wilson 

Joseph Church 
Sam Boush j"" John Hamilton 

"31 Roderick Conner with Margaret Scott 

Roderick Conner 
Sam Boush j'" John Jones 

[To be Continued] 



"Child 

I desire you'l Issue Marriage Lycence for Mr James Holt 
with your Sister Osheal fill up a Marriage Lycence Bond & 
put my Name in the bond w'''' shall sign when please God I 
come to Town I was taken this Morning w"' the Flux it is 
now not so bad if it should be Worse shall send in the 
Morning to the Doct"^ I am Y* Indulg' father 

Sep"- 26'" 1753 Sam' Boush 

To M"- Sam' Boush Jun'^ 



100 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



LAND AND SLAVE OWNERS, P. A. CO., 1775. 

(Continued from page 70) 
(Little Creek Precinct) 





L 


S 


R C 


L 


S R ( 


Samuel Boush 


300 


3 


James Holmes' 


120. 


o 


William Bevaa 




1 


James Holt 


195. 


2 


William Butt 


100. 


3 


Anthony Lawson 


2096, 


26. 2 


John Collins 




1 


Frances Moore- 


400. 


4. 1 


Henry Collins 


170 




Joshua Martin 




1 


Charles Campbell 


300. 


8 


1 Anne Martin 




1 


James Cune 


40 




Preston Martin'^ 


60 




Lemuel Collins 


100. 


1 


James Moore 




5 


George Dudley 




1 


Betty Mosely 


234f. 


4 


Samuel Davis 




1 


William Nimmo 


476|. 


10. 1 


George Denny 


86. 


4 


Joyce Oast 


70 




Tamer Ewell 




1 


Judith Powers 


50 




John Easter 


25 


1 


Edward Park 




6 


Thomas Ewell 


338 


2 


Pembroke Powers 


35 




George Guy 


60 


1 


Perin Smith 


200. 


4. 


Tamar Gnffin 




3 


John Thorowgood 




9 


Tamer Gamewell 




2 


Christopher AVrigbt 


A 


17. 2 


William ifolmes 


100 




William Wishard* 


671^. 


7. 1 


Henry Holmes 


75 




Mary Wishart'^ 


213i 


4 


Thomas Hunter 


196. 


8. 


1 George Wishart 


i 




Marg' Hughs 




1 










Eastern 


Branch Precinct. 








L 


S 


RC 


L 


SRC 


John Absolume 


140 


2 


Matthias Drurey 


]63f 


3 


John Bouser 




1 


Samuel Davis 


45 


1 


Henry Burgess 


88 




Horatio Davis 


100 


1 


James Braithwaite 




2 


1 William Dolbey 




1 


Thomas Bustian 


109 


3 


William Edmonds 


140. 


1 


Robert Burley 


10 


1 


Abel Edmonds 


93 




Ezekiel Cox 




1 


Nathaniel Edmonds 


50 




Solomon Caps 




1 


Mary Fentress 


100. 


1 


Daniel Dudley 




1 


James Fentress 




1 


Nathaniel Denby 




3 


David Fentress 


9 





' Father of Henry. 

^ Had 37 sheep and none to spare. 

' Father of James. 

< Father of William. Had 136 sheep 20 to spare. 

5 Had 116 acres of land "belonging to Thos Haj'nes an orphan. " 

' Mother of Thomas. George Logan in his report to the Court omitted the land 
but fortunately the most of the vouchers were preserved, and the names of the 
land owners are derived from them. 



Land and Slave Owners, P. A. Co., 1775. 



101 





L 


S 


R C 


L 


s 


R C 


Benjamin Dingly Gray 


7 




Mary Anne Scott 100. 


2 




Matthew Godfrey 




1 




Amy Simmons 25. 


6 




John Hodgson 






1 


Charles Saver 1133^.10. 


1 


Thurmar Hoggard 


1231. 


24. 


1 


Willes Shipp 


1 




Simon Holstead 




1 




Thomas Smith 


1 




William Hancock 




5. 


1 


Lemuel Stone 106. 


2 




John & Joseph Hatchings 






John Smith 


1 






1370. 


20 




Elizabeth Shipp 60 






Joshua Hopkins 




4 




George Shore 113 






John Hancock 




14. 


1 


James Taylor 50 


1 




Jonathan Hopkins 


729. 


11. 


1 


Elizabeth Tenant 


9. 


2 


John Hopkins 


100 






Francis Thorowgood 


2 




George Jamieson Sen"" 641 


16. 


1 


Sarah Trotter 


1 




George Jamieson Jun"" 






George Veal 1225. 


5 






8i 


3 




Thomas Veal 1200. 


3 




James Kempe 




18. 


1 


Joshua Wiles 


5 


1 


John Kenline 




4 




Anthony Walke Esq'" 






William Kayes 


9 


3. 


1 


7248f 


83. 


3& 


George Logan 


173f 


7. 


2&1 


1 chariot 








cht 


Henry Whitehurst 100 


3 




Sarah Lyon 




5. 


1 


Sarah Williamson 


1 




James Lamb 




1 




Joshua Williamson 


1 




John Matthias Senr 


63 


5 




George Williamson 


4 




John Matthias Jun' 


500 


5 




Lemuel Williamson 115. 


1 




Edward Hack Moseley Esc 


■• 




William White 4. 


1 








33. 


2 


William Willeroy 


o 




William M^Clenahan 


8. 


1 


James Willeroy 150 


4. 


1 


Mary M^Clenahan 




3. 


1 


Thomas Whitehurst Sen"" 






Rewben Matthias 


210 


2. 


1 


90. 


3 




Richard Murray 




8 




William Whitehurst 40. 


1 




Charles Matthias 


107 


1 




Enoch Whitehurst 141| 


7 




Matthias Murray 


116 


2 




Jonathan Whitehurst 110 


3 




John Murray 


210 


4 




Charles Williamson 


11. 


1 


Hillary Moseley 


400 


6. 


1 


Willoughby Williamson 


1 




Bagwell Moore 




2. 


1 


George Williamson Senr 






James Moore 


650 


13. 


1 


100 






Lauchline M'Cabe 


50 


3 




Lyday Willeroy 100 






Tully Mosely 


222f 






John Whitehurst 75 






Jonathan Mathias 


100 






Peter Whitehurst 288. 


8. 


1 


Lemuel Newton 


190. 


7 


1 


Christopher Whitehurst 






John Parsons 


170. 


6 




225. 


5 


1 


Daniel Richardson 




5 




Charles Whitehurst 


1 




John Reade 




2 




James Whitehurst 67i 






Mrs Mary Robinson 444i. 


22. 


2 


Richard Whitehurst 50 






Bridget Scott 


248. 


3. 


1 


W" Williamson 8 






Robinson Smith 




1 




Jonathan Whitehurst 1 75 






Richard Sparrow 


50. 


2 




By wifes dower 115 






John Shipp 


575. 


5 











102 LowEE Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

OLDEST MASONIC LODGE.^ 

"To Norfolk belongs the distinction of having the oldest 
Masonic lodge in the United States. This organization, known 
as Norfolk Lodge, No. 1, was instituted in 1729 and chartered 
under the title of Royal Exchange Lodge No. 172. Under the 
Grand Lodge of England it operated until 1741, when it sur- 
rendered its English charter and received one from the Grand 
Lodge of Scotland, which conferred the title of St. John's 
Lodge, No. 177. Then came a period when the Revolutionary 
War cut it off from communication with the Grand Lodge. At 
Williamsburg in 1777 a convention of Virginia lodges was 
held. P. M. Mathew Phripp, of St. John's Lodge, was elected 
president. Four years later the Grand Lodge of Virginia was 
organized, and in 1790 St. John's was chartered under its 
present title. Since that time the lodge has played a prominent 
part in the history of the city. In 1806 the corner stone of 
the first Masonic hall was laid in this city by Norfolk Lodge, 
which on Sunday, October 24, 1824, was honored by the 
presence of the Marquis de Lafayette, who was received with 
exalted Masonic honors. Mr. J. Hardy Hendren is the oldest 
living member of the Norfolk Lodge. Mr. Hendren was raised 
to the sublime degree March 5, 1853. The original charter of 
the lodge adorns the walls of the Blue Lodge room in Masonic 
Temple. The relic is highly prized. Another priceless relic 
in possession of the lodge is a past master's jewel of gold, said 
to be one of the oldest jewels of any Masonic order in America. 
The jewel bears this inscription : Presented December 27, 
5804 A. L. (which is 1804 A. D.), by the Lodge No. 1, Nor- 
folk, Va., to the R. W. James Whitehead, P. M., as a testimony 
of respect and gratitude for the zeal and abilities displayed by 
him in his exalted station." 

* From the Baltimore Sun for Thursday, December 14, 1899. 



The Chukch in Lowek Norfolk County. 103 

THE CHURCH IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY. 

(Continued from page 52.) 

Lower Norll Att a Court held y^ 16^*^ Appril 1660 
Att Moses Lyiiton 

p sent Coll: Jn° Sidney \ W W" Daynes ^ 

L* Coll: Tho Lambert J W Edm Bowman I 
Major lem: Mason i M'^ John Martin i 
M" Richard Conquest [ M' AV^ Robinson J 
" Wheareas Jn° W™* obteyned an order in octob Court last, 
that fower men might view ye frame & other works done by 
him towards y® building of a Church in Daniell Tanners 
Creeke & also to give theire Report, What they Judge it to be 
worth wch accordingly they have done, & allotting him fower 
hund'^ pounds of tob° & Caske as may appeare, It is therefore 
Ordered that ye Church warden of Elizabeth River parish 
Make payment thereof Collecting it out of y® fifteen pounds 
tob° p pole in the hands of 1' Colo: Thomas Lambarts hands 
Collector for y^ yeares levie w**^ Cost Als " 

'' M"- Conquest August: 8^^ 1660 ^ 

I hearr w^^ Sorrow y^ you are very remisse in yo'' office, in 
not stopping y''*' frequent meetings of this most pestilent Sect 
of y^ quakers, whether this bee so or not, I doe charge you 
(by vertue of y'" power y® grand assembly has entrusted me w*^ 
not to suffer any more of theire meetings or Conventicles & if 
any such shalbee refractory y^ you send them up prisoners to 
James Citty, I expect your obedience to this w^'' I send you 
w'^^out enclosing y*" all may take notice of it 

Yo^ Loving fFrend 

William Berkeley^ 

ffor mr Richard Conquest: sherr of Lower Norfl:" 

' This appeared in the William and Mary College Quarterly Histor- 
ical Papers for January, 1894. 

- Governor Berkeley has been so much censured for his course in 
persecuting the Quakers that it may be well to give a modern Roman 
Catholic view of the subject of toleration. ''Mr. Edgar H. Gans, of 
the Baltimore bar, delivered a lecture in the winter course at the 
Catholic Club last night. His subject was 'Toleration.' Mr. Gans, 
in introducing the subject, referred to the establishment of religious 



• 



104 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

toleration in Maryland under Lord Baltimore and answered some 
recent critics. Continuing, he said in part : Toleration is a general 
word frequently misunderstood. It is really the patience with which 
we suffer a thing which we judge to be bad, but which we think it 
desirable not to punish. The thing which we tolerate we always 
regard as wrong. It is an abuse of language to say that we tolerate 
the truth. Truth in the scientific order is one, changeless and intole- 
rant. Intolerance in the order of ideas is simply a firm adhesion to 
the truth without any concession or deviation. This is the correct 
principle in the domain of thought. It is the Catholic principle as 
applied to religious truth, and is maintained by the authority of the 
infallible Church. The modern non-Catholic position is that one 
religion is as good as another. This results from the fact that they 
have no definite standard or test by which one form of religion can be 
determined to be better than another. This position is illogical, as 
different sects hold contradictory opinions, one of which, at least, 
must be false, and to aflBrm that one is as good as another is to affirm 
thift error is as good as truth and equally pleasing to Him who has 
said : Ego sum Veritas. The agnostic takes the same position that 
there can be nothing but opinion or individual predilection as to re- 
ligious truth, and practically both work together in excluding religion 
from education on the ground that it has no attainable certainty. 
This is wrong. Keligious truth is definitely ascertainable and must 
be believed with certainty. It is often thought that universal tolera- 
tion is the principle now admitted by all in the relation of govern- 
ment to religious belief and practices. This is not entirely true. Our 
Government would punish any religion that offered human sacrifice 
as part of its creed; or suicide, as in the case of the Hindoo widow; or 
immorality, as in the worship of Venus at Rome under the Empire. 
We punish Mormonism, enforce Sunday laws and restrain Christian 
Scientists. The truth is that every government will restrain practices 
against the universal social and moral sentiment of its people, 
whether such practices are indulged in as the result of a religious 
belief or not, and the right to do this has been affirmed by the Su- 
preme Court of the United States. The ages of persecution are fre- 
quently misunderstood. Punishments were barbarous, but so were 
they in the administration of civil justice. Persecution was not con- 
fined to religions. The pagan Nero and the infidel Robespierre were 
typical persecutors. It is a universal fact in history, whose roots are 
in human nature. Governments persecuted more then because there 
was more religion in their laws. Modern toleration is the result of a 
great number of causes. Indifference as to what is true, the presence 
of a multitude of opinions, the lassitude that comes from constant 
struggle, the ease and rapidity with which ideas are disseminated 
all over the world, the breaking down of provincial boundaries, the 
strength of commercial organization, increased gentleness of man- 
ners — these are some of the causes which have brought about our 
present toleration." — From the Baltimore Sun for Friday morning, 
March 23, 1900. 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 105 

Att a private Court held the ^10*" June 1661 Att the house of 

jVP John Godfrey 
p'"sent 

Coll John Sidney 
Maior Lemuell Mason f M"" W™ Daynes 1 ^^ 
M"" Thomas Browne I Capt Rich foster J 

" Wheareas ]VP John Hill high sherr hath given informacon & 
also psented Beniamin for by to this Wors" Court for admit- 
ting & Suffering assemblies of quakers at his house being con- 
trary to y*^ Lawes of this Country in y^ case provided, It is 
therefore by y® Court ordered that y® sherr take y® s'' forby 
forthwith into his Custody & Conveye him to James Citty 
there to bee tried by y*^ Gou'"nor & Councell for contemning 
& breaking y*^ n'^ Law provided against such people — Vi' 
quakers " 

Lower Norfl: Att a Court held y^: 15^'^ August 1661 
Att Tho: Hardiniis 

p''sent ffran Morrison esq'" Gouner'' & Capt Generall of Yir^r''' 
Coll Jn° Sidney c W Thomas Willoughby ^ 

Major Lemuell Mason < Capt Richard foster VComrs 

M"" Thomas Browne I M' John Martin j -' 

" Wheareas M"" Thomas Browne hath Informed y® Court that 
Isbell spring hath abused him in calling him traitor & other 
abusive & threatening speeches comeing to her house to sup- 
presse y" quakers, It is therefore ordered that she receive twenty 
laches on her bare back & that her fact bee s$t in writing on 
her, & also y^ she remaine in y^ Custody of y® sherr untill 
shee acknowledge her fault on her knees in open Court, <^ also 
pay the Court Charges & thirty to y^ Comrs by act, I sa" Isbell 
y® Wife of Robart Spring " "" 

It is y*' Judgem* of the Court that Ben: forby sha . pay y* 
higli sherr for his Imprisonem' p day twenty five p ods of 
tob° 

" Wheareas Jn° W™* obteined an order in Apprill 60 ag^^ 
M'' James the la bale for fower hundred pounds . " tob° & 



^ Not certain about this date. 



106 Lower Norfolk CouNxr Virginia Antiquary. 

Caske awarded him w**^ Court Charges for worke done towards 
y® buylding of a Church in Daniell Tanners Creeke agst sd 
JVF James the la bale Churchwarden Who is also to have y^ 
sd some W^^ Charges of P Coll: Lambart out of y® fifteene 
pounds of tob° Levied formerly by act W*^'^ remains in his 
hands, the s'^ The la bale being somoned according to act by 
a Scur facias to y® Court Judgera* is granted unto him ag*' the 
8" The la balle W*^ Cost Als ex" 

[lb be G07itinued.] 



■ RENOUNCING THE CATHOLIC CHURCH. 

^In Vestry Aug^ 6, 1792. 
Present 

A Walke Min^ 

Dennis Dawley In, i ^tt j 

•^ > Church Wardens 
John James j 

John Hancock, Thomas Walke 

Jonathan Woodhouse, Lemuel Cornick 

John Cornick, Joel Cornick, George T>. 

Corprew 

Declaration of John M^'Clennan from Ireland 

I, John M'^Clennan having been educated in the principles of 
the Roman Church, and being convinced that, since the Rise of 
the Pope's temporal Power, the Members of the said Church 
have been cruelly imposed upon by their Priests, who vainly 
pretended that they could grant Absolution for Sin, and Dis- 
pensations for Sums of Money, thus usurping an Authority 
over the Consciences of Men, & who have supported the 
Doctrine of the real Pressence at the Administration of the 
Eucharist, do now solemnly abjure the supremacy of the Pope, 
and hereby renounce all the superstitious errors of the said 
Church of Rome, and declare that I will be a Member of the 
reformed Church, holding the Faith of a Protestant from this 
day, being the 22^ of July 1792. 

' Lynnhaven Parish, Princess Anne County, Virginia. 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1801. 107 

This is to certify that the above Declaration was publickly 
made by John M°Clennan at the Altar, in the Eastern Shore 
Chapel " of the Parish of Lynhaven, & County of Princess, on 
Sunday the 22^^ of July Anno Domini 1792 

Anthony Walke, Min"" 



ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK MARRIAGE BONDS. 

1801 

Jany 1'* Natl Nicholson and Miss Sally Shipp 

Natl Nicholson 
W-^ Sharp C. C. Samuel Shipp 

" " John Rush and Synthia Hall 

John Rush 

J. T. Rowsay William Carson 

" 5 W™ Cox and Rosanna Owens 

W^Cox 

J. T. Rowsay Moses Myers 

" 6 William Nickell and Elizabeth Wright 

William Nickell 
J. T. Rowsay Richard Good 

" 7 R*^ Brumaud and Miss Marie Lucile Reimoneng 

R*^ Brumaud 
J. T. Rowsay Peter Steven Blondell Jur 

" 15 Thomas Masters and Miss Martha Griffin 

Thomas Masters 
J. T. Rowsay David M*=Allester 

" 17 John Turner and Grace Benson 

John Turner 
J. T. Rowsay David M'^Alester 

" " Thomas Moody and Mourning Mathis 

Thomas Moody, mark 
J. T. Rowsay Joshua Clark 

" 19 John Montgomery and Jannett Hamilton 

John Montgomery 
J. T. Rowsay Cha^ Carline 

"The Old Church near Oceana. 



108 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Jaay 21 W" Sharp and Miss Mary Willoughby 

W"^ Sharp 
J. T. Rowsay^ 
" 22 John Hughes Mrs Mary Channicks 

John Hughes 
J. T. Rowsay Samuel Scarlet 

" 24 W™ Butman and Isabella Hamman 

William Butman 
J. T. Rowsay Duncan McNabb 

Feb. 4 Guilliaume Vanososte and Mrs Marie yictorie 
Becdelieve 

Guilliaume Vanososte 
J. T. Rowsay Etenne Riffaud 

" 6 W°> P Pollard and Miss Hannah Peters 

W" P Pollard 
J. T. Rowsay William Blyth 

" 17 W^ Moffitt and Anne Wilder 

W°^ Moffitt 
J. T. Rowsay Loth^ Chace 

" 22 Joshua Hughburg and Mrs Eleanor Kelly 

Joshua Hughburg, mark 
George Sekl 
" 25 James Greaves and Miss Nancy Williams 

James Greaves 
J. T. Rowsay Joseph Bowen 

" 26 Jeremiah Dorsey and Mrs Elizabeth M'^Dowall 

Jeremiah Dorsey 
W" Sharp Robert Chapman 

March 4 Patrick Harmanson and Miss Ann Parker 

Patrick Harmanson 
W Sharp Baylor Hill jr 

" " Baylor Hill Jr and Miss Mary Boush 

Baylor Hill Jr 
Nath' Boush 
" " Joseph Bartley and Miss Polly Bailey 

Joseph Bartley, mark 
Lewis Armstead 

iJohnTabb Eowsay. 



Abstkacts from Norfolk Marriacje Bonds, 1801. 109 

March 23 John Donaghey and Mrs Elizabeth Murphy 

John Donaghey 
Bryan Ward 
" 24 Robert E. Steed and Miss Frances Ramsay 

Robert E. Steed 
W" Sharp 
April 2 John Moreland and Miss Susannah Heath 

John Moreland 
J. T. Rowsay Geo Gormly 

4 W^ Hasset and Miss Eliza Kennedy 

William Hasset, mark 
J. T. Rowsay Patrick Ryan 

7 Joseph Hickerson and Mrs. Elizabeth Fletcher 

Joseph Hickerson, mark 

W™ Sharp Severn Kellum, mark 

8 John Lovell and Miss Ann Robertson 

Jno Lovell 

J. T. Rowsay Thorn® Hawthorn 

10 James Cannday & Elizabeth Walker 

James Cannday 
J. T. Rowsay Joshua Hughsburg, mark 

15 W" Hood and Mrs Ann Richards 

W" Hood 
W" Sharp G. S. Smith 

20 Etienn Riffaud and Marguerette Jannette Nouvelle 

E* Riffaud 
J. T. Rowsay William Vanosgste 

25 Capt Edward Chamberlain and Miss Sarah Critchet 

Edward Chamberkin 
Robert Woodside 

27 John Anderson and Miss Elizabeth Vaughan 
W^ Sharp C. C. John Anderson 

28 Henry Behenna and Miss Hayder Melson 

Henry Behenna 

J. T. Rowsay Peter Juro, mark 

" John Johnston and Miss Nancy Dudley 

John Johnston 
J. T. Rowsay Charles Mahon 



110 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

April 28 Raymond Figeroux and Miss Louise Joseph 
Reimonieng 

Raymond Figeroux 
J. T. Rowsay P. E. Blondet 

May 2 John Frazier and Miss Susan Carter"^ 

John Frazier, mark 
J. T. Rowsay Peter Grundel, mark 

" " Patrick Quinn and Mistress Hannah Haslin 

Patrick Quinn, mark 
W"^ Sharp C. C. John Cottrill 

" 8 John Duniven and Mrs Catharine Jackson 

John Duniven 
J. T. Rowsay Tho^ Fitzgerald 

" 13 Joseph Samuel and Constance Talbot 

J. Samuel 
W" Sharp Sam Coleman 

June 12 John Flowers and Miss Mary Butt 

John Flowers, mark 
J. T. Rowsay Thomas Edwards, mark 

" 18 Theodorick Armstead and Miss Martha T. Newton^ 

Theo Armstead 
J. T. Rowsay Ja* Taylor 

" 23 James P Preston and Miss Ann Taylor, 

James P. Preston 
W" Sharp Robert Taylor 

" 24 William Bennett and Miss Elizabeth Hodges* 

W^ Bennett 
George Mcintosh 
" 25 William Hall and Miss Sarah Hacket 

William Hall 
W" Sharp C. C. G Hackett 

" 27 Andrew Wood and Margaret Frazier 

Andrew Wood 
J. T. Rowsay Peter Crager 

July 3 Benj"^ Valentine and Joanna Pinn 

Benj° Valentine 
J. T. Rowsay Benjamin Pinn 

^ Daughter of Peter Grundel. ^ Daughter of Thomas Newton- 

* Daughter of Josiah Hodges. 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1801. Ill 

July 4 Peter Crager and Bety Wadkins 

Peter Crager 
J. T. Rowsay James Whitehurst 

" 12 James Murphy and Hannah Huggins 

J. T. Rowsay 
" 14 Henry Bingham and Mrs Peggy Whites 

Henry Bingham, mark 
W" Sharp S Bailey 

" 15 John B. Cordis and Miss Eliza Randolph 

J. B. Cordis 
J. T. Rowsay William Shaw 

" 16 James Alexander Cuningham and Miss Mary 
Murphy^ 

Jam® Alex*^ Cuningham 
J. T. Rowsay J Samuel 

" 24 Kader Talbot and Mrs Mariam Talbot 

Kader Talbot 
W^ Sharp 
Aug 8 Nathan Strong and Miss Sarah Bradford 

Nathan Strong 
J. T. Rowsay D. C. Daniel Brian 

" 10 Lewis Armstead & Grace Lee 

Lewis Armstead 
W™ Sharp L Bailey 

" 19 John P Bonneaud and Elizabeth Barber 

J. P. Bonneaud 
J. T. Rowsay James Maurice 

" 22 Jesse Farinbolt and Mrs Dolley Driver 

Jesse Farinbolt 
J. T. Rowsay James Thomson 

" 25 William Kelsey Mackinder and Miss Elinor 
Moseley 

William Kelsey Mackinder 
J. T. Rowsay J. Raynolds Jr 

Sept 3 Thomas Granshle and Sarah Parsons 

Thomas Granshle 
J. T. Rowsay David Gourley 

° Daughter of Nath^ Murphy. 



112 LowEE Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Sept 29 John Hipkins and Miss Elizabeth Marsden 

Jno Hipkins 
W" Sharp C. C. John G. Marsden 

Oct 2 Michael Lowber and Miss Elizabeth Dolby^ 

Michael Lober 
W™ Sharp John Bainbridge 

" 6 Joseph January and Mrs Catharine Bryan 

Joseph January, mark 
W™ Sharp Joseph Clerico 

*' 14 John Deverux and Miss Mary Metcalf ' 

John Deverux 
J. T. Rowsay D. C. W" Rogers 

" " James Waldie and Miss Mary Welch 

James Waldie 
J. T. Rowsay D. C. Benjamin New 

" « William Etherton and Mrs Catharine Irwin 

William Etherton 
J. T. Rowsay Leven McCalester 

" 22 John Cowper and Miss Susanna Barron 

John Cowper 
J. T. Rowsay Rob* Barron 

" 27 John Francis and Miss Nancy Wood 

Jno Francis, mark 
J. T. Rowsay D. C. John Hanneford 

" 31 Alexander Cunningham and Miss Nancy Moseley 

Alexander Cunningham 
J. T. Rowsay D. C. George Suggs 

" " William Smith and Mrs Abbey Burgett 

William Smith 
J. T. Rowsay Stephen Hopkins 

Nov 24 Sanson Vcent and Mrs Mary Vruy 

Sanson Vcent 
W. Sharp Joseph Clerico 

" 26 James Taylor and Mrs Frances Holley^ 

James Taylor 
W" Sharp C. C. Thomas Orrison, mark 



« Daughter of W™ Dolby. ' Daughter of Anthony Metcalf . 

* Widow of W"^ Holley deed. 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1801. 113 

Dec 5 Willis Daley and Mrs Frankey Denny 

Willis Daley, mark 
Jno T. Rowsay D. C. William Wright 

8 Joshua Walker and Miss Phebe Hayes 

Jos* Walker 

Jno T. Rowsay Jesse Farinbolt 

9 Charles Rattliff and Miss Nancy Phillips 

Charles Rattliff 

Jno T. Rowsay D. C. Benj* Norris 

12 Reuben Fentress and Miss Betsy Strand 

Reuben Fentress, mark 
Jno T. Rowsay D, C. James Harmon 

" James Card and Miss Sally Moseley 

James Card 
Jn'* T. Rowsay George Suggs 

24 Buller Cocke and Miss Elizabeth Barron 

Buller Cocke 
W" Sharp Rob* Barron 

" Daniel Sulivan and Nancy Woods 

Daniel Sulivan 
Jno T. Rowsay D. C. Richard Smith, mark 

" Joseph Winslow and Miss Rachel Hutchinson 

Joseph Winslow 
W" Sharp John Hutchinson 

" James Gell and Mrs Peggy Wray 

James Gell 
William Dolby 
26 W"^ Harnett and Miss Offiah Boush 

W" Harnett 
Jno T. Rowsay Bennett Boush 

" Robert Gamble and Kitty Fuller 

Robert Gamble, mark 
Peter Wakefield, mark 



114 Lower Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

^ STORE BILL, 1769. 

William Keeling Jun' To Matt: Phripp D"" 

To 25 coffee @ 1/6—23'^ 11 galP old spirit @ 6/ 5.. 3.. 6. 

lb 02 

To 2 loaves sug'' 15.. 5 @ 1/6 1.. 2.. 11 

To 28J galP rum @ 6/— April 13*^ 2 gall mo- 
lasses @ 3/ 8.. 17.. 

To am* of y"" an amt for y*" Brother 
in April 1769 

7 years interest on D° 

To amt of Cap* Cannon's ball 
To Cash paid to Ballance 

Ditto C' 

By am* of your ace* render'd X34.. 10 

E. Excepted & ace* Settled May 1«* 1776 

Matt: Phripp 



£15.. 3. 

£4. 10. 9. 
1. 11. 6. 6.. 2.. 


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3 


£21.. 5.. 

5.. 

12.. 19.. 


5 
6 
1 


£34.. 10 



MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY REV GEORGE 
NORRIS 

(Continued from page 46.) 

1821 

March 30 Robert Burley and Mrs Martha Williamson 

Novem 20 William Johnson and Miss Jannet Fentress 

Dec 3 James Berry and Miss Eliza Williamson 

" 24 Henry N Cason and Miss Elizabeth Leggett 

" 26 James Fentress and Miss Susannah Griffeth 

1822 
June 17 John Lovett & Miss Elizebeath Davis 



• The Editor is indebted for this to the courtesy of Edward Hig- 
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MiBRiAOEs Pebpobmed Br Rev. George Norr.s. 
1823 
Feb '? f f ''r ^'-'""^^ -^ ^- Mary Stone 

1 Anthony Barnes and Miss Elizabeth Cornick 

1824 

eb 10 William Vangover & Mrs Mary Mills 

Mar 1^ ^^"^^«J^°^«« <^^ Miss Martha May 

June 5 ;?f^^ Grower & Mrs Dinah James 

jr 13 f^^^,\M^f ^"d Miss Fanny Brown 

Dec 2? Th .^u ''' '^^ ^^^^ K^-'^*^ Moore "^ 

eo 27 Thomas IVhitehurst and Miss Lucretia Creekman 
28 Thomas Whitehurst and Miss Margaret Veale 

1825 
I)ec 29 George B Sorey and Mrs Margaret Cason 

1826 

Josiah Stev^ens and Miss Amey M^-Clanen 
Nehemiah Shipp and Miss Elizeabath Murden 
Joseph May and Mrs Martha Fentress 
Cornelus Doudge and Mr« Mary Barnes 



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30 



1827 

16 John Wilkins and Mrs Ann Brewer 
12 Isaac Scott and Miss Frances Eobinson 
15 John Woodhouse & Miss Mary Scott 

Solomon Wilkins and Miss Elizabeath Brewer 

1828 



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2 

19 

26 



Josiah Griffin and Miss Sally Salmons 
Thomas Veale and Miss Lydia Burdaux 
^ ilham Norriss and Miss Ann C Bishop 
Henry Watterman and Miss Susan Butt 



116 Lower Nobfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

1832 

July 31 John Absolem and Mrs Amey Cavender 

Oct 17 William Baldock and Mis Margaret Petty 

Dec 2 Ree Land and Mrs Elizeabeath Etheredge 

" 24 Samuel Kellim and Mis Rebecca Hudgens 

" " Moses Hudguin and Miss Elizeabath White 

" 29 Nathneal Williams and Mrs Sarah Mccoy 

" 32 Martin Axted and Mr' Ann Forris 

" " Amsey Waterfield and Miss Margeret Barnes 

1833 

Feb 28 Cason Whitehurst and Miss Mary Cannon 

Mar 7 Reubin Lovett and Miss Jennett Barnes 

" 16 Robert W Timberlake and Miss Margaret Lamount 

April 16 William Moses and Miss Lovey Doudge 

Sept 9 John Trowers and Miss Mary :^qFEie.i ^ . 

Oct 15 He^ry Wilkins and Miss Mary Ann Ewell 

Nov 28 Peter Wilkins and Miss Margaret Burgess 

Dec 18 John Batten and Miss Mary Veale 

May 4 Ezekiel Cox and Miss Elizabeth Fentress 

" 23 William Brewer and Miss Martha Petty 

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CONTENTS, NO. 3, PART 4. 

Frii|iesfl|Aji-gj^pfauntjrvMarriage8, • • 117 

An A0T^ajJo1iffi?m tne Charter of the Borough of Norfolk, ... 122 

Abstracts from Norfolk County Marriage Bonds, 134; 

Money, Solvent Bonds and other Securities in P. A- Co., in 1859, 12J 

Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1802, 133' 

The Church in Lower Norfolk County, 138 

Marriages Performed by Rev. George Norris, 147 

Charles Reid, 149 

Price of Corn, 1779, 151 

Witchcraft in Virginia, 152 

Land and. Slave Owners, Princess Anne County, 1775, 152 

Price of a^oung Maj^ji741, 154 



CONTENTS, NO. 3, PART 3. 

Introduction, , iii 

Marriages Performed by Rev. David Watters, 81 

Copy of the Charter of Norfolk Borough, 87 

Abstracts from Norfolk County Marriage Bonds 95 

Land -and Slave Owners, Princess Anne County, 1775, 100 

Oldest Masonic Lodge, 102 

The Church in Lower Norfolk County, 103 

Renouncing the Catholic Church, 106 

Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1801, 107 

Store Bill, 1769 . 114 

Marriages Performed by Rev. George Norris, 114 



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THE 

LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 
VIRGINIA ANTIQUARY. 



PRINCESS ANNE COUNTY MARRIAGES 
BY REUBEN DOUDGE Je.^ 

1819 

March 23 David Jacobs and Jacy Dyer 

April 1 Henry Land and Mary Berry 

" 24 Thomas Sharwood and Lydia Sharwood 

May 22 David Waterman and Sailey Fountain 

July 8 Willoughby Cooper and Julia Williams 

Sept 16 Collin Timmons and Elizabeth M'^Clanhan 

Oct 22 Erasmus Lovit and Policy Fentress 

Nov 4 David Capps and Patsey Bonney 

Dec 2 Joshua Grimstead and Mary McCanhan 

" 16 John K Kays and Policy Seneca 

" 24 James Whitehurst and Winney Davis 

1820 
Jan 24 John M Woodard and Mary Brown 

18 20 2 
Mar 23 James Wilkins and Mrs Elizabeth Oakham 
June 5 John Bright and Mrs Sally Bolt 
Aug 15 Charles Land and Mrs Margret Mason 
Sept 20 John Overman and Mrs Sailey W M'^Cannin^ 
Nov 20 William Henley and M« Elizabeth Lovit 

1822^ 
Oct 31 Solomon Wallace and M^' Cloe Sorrey 

> " A Minister of the Baptist Church of Christ" 
2 " Minister of the Baptist Society " 
^Baptist Minister 



118 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Nov 28 John Broughton and Miss Nancey Wright 
Dec 20 David Suggs and M""' Salley Ives 

1823 
Feb 12 Benjamin Cox and Miss Lovey Seneca 
Mar 18 James Humphres and Miss Mary Miller 

BY CHARLES MOSELEY.^ 
1819 
June 16 TuUey Bonney and Mrs Policy Care 
July 7 Robert Powers and Miss Nancy Rose 
Aug 18 Dennis Moseley and Miss Catharine Die 
*' 30 Moses Williams and Miss Patsey Banks 
Sept 5 Hillary Snail and Miss Jacamine Cone 

1820^ 
May 4 Samuel G B Batish and Miss Elizabeth Rose 
" " Benjamin K Johnston and Miss Mahala Brickhouse 

Aug 27 Bagwell More & Sarah Frizzle 

Sept 22 Joseph Benthall & Frances Snail 

1821 « 
Jany 14 Thomas Mills & Susan Ewell 
Nov 6 George Edmonds and Miss Margaret Pebworth 

1822 
Jan 8 Arthur Harvey and Miss Sarah Holmes 

1823"^ 
Feb 24 Allen G Buxton to Miss Frances B Moseley 
April 8 William Boush to Miss Mary Warren 
Dec 25 Henry Holmes to Miss Sarah Snail 

" " Charles F Nemeyer to Miss Mary Anne Peede 

1824 '^ 
April 10 Hillary Williams to Miss Ann M Brock 

* Methodist Minister 

5 By C Moseley of the Methodist 

^Minister Methodist Episcopal Church 

' Methodist Minister 

® Minister of the Methodist Church 



Princess Anne County Marriages. 119 

April 17 Henry Guy to Miss Elizabeth Lamount 

" 24 Baylor Guy to Miss Mary Drayton 

Sept 18 John Rose to Miss Nancy Collins 

Dec. 23 James Watson to M'^^ Jacamine Lane 

" 25 Hillary Snail to M^^ Blanchy Holmes 

BY THOMAS T. JONES' 

1806 
Oct 25 James Langley Jr to Eliz^ Moseley 

1810 

March 17 Henry Pebworth to Sarah Drayton 
Aug 21 James Marno to Sarah Bonney 

1811 

Feb 7 John B. Vaughan to Lovy Bonney 
" 14 Richard Dunton to Sarah Philips 
May 2 John Care to Elizabeth Puy 

1814 

June 16 Willis Cear to Janet Benthal 
Aug 28 James Davis to Rose Martin 

1815 

Jany 5 Moses Wilburn to Mary Keeling 

" 28 Thomas Fountain to Mary Smith 

Ap 8 William Care to Mary Walmsley 

May 6 Samuel Drayton to Sarah Cear 

Dec 20 Thomas Keeling to Elizab*" Fartherry 

'•A "Local Minister in the Methodist Episcopal Church" Here 
Lies The Rev'^ Thomas T Jones who emigrated to America 1775, Was 
converted to God 1790, Joined the Methodist E. Church 1791, Entered 
the itinerant connexion 1797 Located at the Conference at Norfolk 
1806, And taught school until his death. He was born in Stoke Nor- 
folk County England, Feb^ X'" 1758, Died March 8'" 1842. To The 
Memory of Keziah C Consort of Richard H Custis And Daughter of 
the Rev*^ Thomas T Jones of Norfolk who departed this life Feby 3'^ 
1838, In her 34 year. Inscriptions in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Norfolk, 
Va. 



120 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

1818 

Jan 13 Patrick Dorney to Jane B. Woodhouse 
Feb 1 Arthur Harvey to Mary Hardison 

1820 
March 4 Burton W Taylor to Nancy Kellum 
April 4 Richard H Ramsay to Jacamine H Boush 

1821 
April 21 Peter Whitehurst to Henry F. W. Lamount 

1822 
Jany 3 Nathaniel Wilson to Mary H. Land 
June 29 Thomas C White to Elizabeth Nimmo 

BY JOSHUA LIVESAY 

1821 
Sept 20 George Rudder & Miss Nancy Williams 

BY Ov BERNARD 
1826 
Aug 15 Joel B Cormick and Pemmy Lewis 

BY GEO W NOLLY 

1828 
John M Forrest and Miss Margaret Nimmo 

1829 
W™ Wilkins and miss Anne H. Moseley 

BY HORATIO E. HALL^" 
1827 
March 15 Laban Jordan and miss Elizabeth Holmes 

1829 
March 26 Henry Holmes and Mary Kellum 

"E. M. E. C. 



Princess Anne County Maeriages. 121 

BY JACOB M JENNINGS ^1 
1831 
March 8 William B Butt and Elioe Smith 
May 6 ^' Robert B Thomson and Mary Ann James 

BY MILES NASH ^3 
1833 
June 1 Solomon Ewell and ann C. Keeling 

BY H. D. WOOD 

1837 
June 6 Robert Ward to Miss Mary J Malbone 
" 8 Bennet Hill to Miss Elizabeth Dudley 

^^ Methodiat Protestant Minister 

^'^ A camp meeting of the Methodist Protestant Church will be held, 
by Divine permission, at Shiloh Meeting House, near Barbers Cross 
Roads, in the County of Isle of Wight, to commence on Friday, 31st 
August. Brethren in the ministry of other orthodox denominations 
are affectionately invited to attend. 

/ From the American\ Charles Roundtree 

Ueacon, July 23, 1832. j Robert B Thomson 

The Methodist Protestant Church in Norfolk, For Sale. The Trus- 
tees desirous of building a Church better suited to the purposes of tha 
denomination, in another part of the town, offer for sale their present 
house of worship on Fen Church street. This building is about 90 
feet long, by 40 feet wide and 23 feet pitch, with a good basement 
story mostly above ground, and the walls are among the best in town, 
with some slight alterations, it might be made a suitable edifice for 
public assemblies of any kind. It would answer wel for a Lyceum, a 
Temperance Hall, or a place for political meetings. The Corporation 
might do well to make this property their own, and thereby put them- 
selves in possession of a most commodious and delightful house in 
which to hold all meetings of general interest to the Borough. The 
terms will be accommodating 

Robert B Thomson "1 
y From the Norfolk & >. Henry B Woodhouse | 

( Portsmouth Herald, 1 Arthur Smith )■ Trustees 

^ July 30, 1844. / S. Thomson I 

J. J. Burroughs J 

'^Methodist Protestant Minister 



122 Lower Nokfolk County Yikginia Antiquary. 



AN ACT TO CONFIRM THE CHARTER OF THE 
BOROUGH OF NORFOLK, AND FOR ENLARG- 
ING THE JURISDICTION OF THE COURT OF 
HUSTINGS IN THE CITY OF WILLIAMSBURG.^ 

(Passed in 1736) 
1. Whereas by a Charter lately passed under the great Seal 
of the Colony of Virginia, bearing date at Williamsburg, the 
fifteenth day of September, in the tenth year of his present 
Majesty's reign, and in the year of our Lord one thousand seven 
hundred and thirty six, the Town of Norfolk is erected into a 
Borough, by the name of the Borough of Norfolk, and the in- 
habitants thereof are made a Body Corporate, consisting of a 
Mayor, Recorder, eight Aldermen, and sixteen Common Council- 
men, with a capacity to purchase and receive manors, lands, tene- 
ments and heriditaments, not exceeding one thousand pounds 
sterling per annum, and all goods and chattels whatsoever, to 
hold to them and their successors forever ; and to plead and 
be impleaded, prosecute and defend, all causes, complaints, 
actions real, personal and mixed, and to have one common 
Seal, and perpetual succession ; with power to the said Mayor, 
Recorder and Aldermen, to be Justices of the Peace within the 
said Borough, and Directors of all buildings and streets in the 
Borough ; and to make Constables, Surveyors of the Highways 
and other Officers; also to hold a Court of Hustings, once in 
every month, within the said Borough; and to appoint Clerks, 
and other proper Officers, from time to time, when there shall 
be occasion ; and to settle and allow reasonable fees, not exceed- 
ing the fees allowed in the County Courts; and to have juris- 
diction, and to hold plea of trespass and ejectment, and all 
writs of dower, for any lands and tenements within the said 
Borough, and all other actions, personal or mixed, arising with- 
in the same, so as the demand in such actions, personal or 
mixed, arising within the same, so as the demand in such 
action, personal or mixed, do not exceed Twenty pounds current 
money, or four thousand pounds of Tobacco ; and as a Court of 

' See note 1 page 87. 



Charter of the Borough of Norfolk, etc. 123 

Record to give judgment, and award execution thereon, accord- 
ing to Law ; also with power to the said Mayor, Recorder, 
Aldermen and Common Councilmeu, to erect A\^orkhouses, 
and Houses of Correction, and Prisons ; and to make Bye 
Laws and Ordinances for the regulation and good government 
of the trade and other matters within the said Borough, to be 
observed and performed by all manner of persons residing 
within the same, under reasonable penalties and forfeitures, to 
be levied by Distress and Sale of the goods of the offenders, for 
the public benefit of the said Borough ; with power to elect 
and send one Burgess to sit in the House of Burgesses, as in 
the said Charter is particularly directed ; and to hold and keep 
three Markets weekly, and two Fairs yearly, and to hold Courts 
of Piepoudre ; and to have and take all tolls, profits and per- 
quisites arising, due an incident from and to such Markets, 
Fairs and Courts of Piepoudre, as in the said Charter more 
fully is contained ; and for strengthening and confirming the 
same. 

2. Be it enacted by the Lieutenant Governor, Council and 
Burgesses, of this present General Assembly, and it is hereby enacted 
by the authority of the same, That the said Charter, and all the 
clauses, grants, powers, privileges and immunities, therein 
mentioned and contained, be and are hereby confirmed unto 
the said Borough of Norfolk, and the inhabitants thereof, for 
ever, and that the present Recorder of the said Borough, and 
the Recorder thereof for the time being, shall, in his absence 
from the said Borough, have full power and authority to 
exercise the said office, by his sufficient Deputy, by him from 
time to time to be appointed, by writing, under his hand and 
seal, so as such Deputy be approved by the Court of the Mayor, 
Aldermen and Common Council, of the said Borough, or the 
major part of them. 

3. And be it further enacted, by the Authority aforesaid, That 
the Court of Hustings in the City of Williamsburg shall from 
henceforth have jurisdiction, and hold plea of all actions personal 
and mixed, and attachments whereof any County Court within 
this Colony by Law have or can take cognizance ; and that the 
Mayor, Recorder and Aldermen of the said City, respectively, 
shall have use and exercise all the powers, jurisdictions and 



124 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

authorities, out of Court, which any Justice or Justices of 
the Peace of a County now have, or can or may use and exercise 
Signed by William Gooch, Esq., Governor. 

Sir John Randolph, Speaker. 



ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK COUNTY 
MARRIAGE BONDS. 

1754 
Feb 21 Stephen Hutchings with Sarah Portlock 

Stephen Hutchings 
Sam Boush Jur John Portlock 

Mar 11 John Cleeves with Ann Silvester^ 

Jn° Cleeves 
Tho^ Jones 
" 25 Thomas Nash Junr with Mary Portlock 

Tho« Nash 
Sam Boush Jr Will Portlock 

April 23 John Walsh with Patience Davis 

Jn° Walsh 
Sam Boush Jr Richd Taylor 

May 13 W™ Banks with Mary Collert 

William Banks 
Archibild x^ Williamson 
June 5 George Snow with Mary Morisson 

Geo Snow 
Peter Dale 
" 12 Matthias Christian with Lydia Ashley 

Matthias Christian 
Tho^ Roberts 
Aug 15 Thomas Thompson with Sophia Kinner 

Thomas Thompson 
Sam Boush Jr Rich*^ Kelsick 

" 23 Charles Mayle with Dinah Be van 

Charles Mayle 
Sam Boush Geo Poole 

1 Daughter of Rich<J W" Silvester 
■■' Is intended for his mark 



Abstracts from Norfolk Co. Marriage Bonds. 125 

Aug 27 Peter Dyes with Margaret Lewelling 

Peter Dyes 
Sam Boush Jr Thomas Owins 

" 29 Francis Hewlitt with Mary Hodges 

Frances Hewlett 
Sam Boush Jr John Hewlitt 

Sept 13 John Hutton with Flora Hiley 

John Hutton 

Sam Boush Jur Edw'^ Hiley 

" 19 Jonathan Portlock with Mary Be van 

Jonathan Portlock 
Sam^ Boush George Poole 

Oct 8 Joel Jackson with Frances Lowery 

E.'^ Grosvenor Joel Jackson 

Sam Boush John Peyton 

Nov 27 Chris'' Moseley with Eliz'' Langley 

Chris'' Moseley 
Sam Boush Bur'' Moseley 

Dec 12 W"' Kid with Hannah Duche 

William Kid 
Andrew Duche 
" 21 John Williams with Courtney Thelaball 

John Williams 
Philip Dison 
1755 

Jany 14 Isaac Tolbutt with Eliz^ Langley 

Isaac Tolbutt 
Sam Boush Jr Jno Williamson 

Feb 12 Nath^ Tatem with Dinah Nash^ 

Nath" Tatem 
Sam Boush Jur Trim Tatem 

April 1 John Williamson Jr with Mary Mathias* 

John Williamson 
Sam Boush Jr John Williamson 

K rj ^ym Alexander with Sarah Dupree 

John Dupree, mark 
William Alexander 

2 Daughter of Tho' Nash 
* Widow 



126 LowEK Norfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

June 4 Francis Peart with Catharine Brown 

Fra' Peart 
Sam Boush Jr John Cann 

" 17 Joshua Connyer with Jane Davis 

Joshua Connyer 
Sam Boush jr Arthur Moseley 

" 19 Edw"^ Pugh with Lucy Calvert 

Edward Pugh 
Sam Boush jur Alex"" Ross 

" 21 Thomas Bushell with Max Murden 

Thomas Bushell 
John Corprew 
July 7 W"' Prata with Courtnay Edmunds^ 

W"^ Prata 
Sam Boush J.- Fra® Peart 

Dec 11 Tho' Willoughby with Mary Portlock 

Tho^ Willoughby 
Sam Boush Jur Lem^ Willoughby 

1756 

April 21 Maj'' John Willoughby with Sarah Abyvon 

Jn° AVilloughbj 
Sam Boush Geo: Abyvon 

May 3 John Corprew with Euphan Wilson 

John Corprew 
Sam Bush jur William Nicholson 

'■' 12 Benjamin Guy with Jacamine Pead 

Benja Guy 
Lazarest pead, mark 
June 19 Pavy Dison with Jane Ganmeony 

Pavy DisoD 
Sam Boush jr John Cann 

" 23 Matt*^^ Godfrey with Abigail Porter 

Sam Boush Witness for Matt^^ Godfrey 

Porter & Hardie AVilP WilP Porter, mark 

Thomas Wilson Witness Tho^ Hardie 



^ Daughter of Mary Richards 
^Will is his mark 



Abstracts from Norfolk Co. Marriage Bonds. 127 

Sept 7 John Brown with Mary Hi ley 

Jno Brown 

SamBoushjr Edw'* Hiley 

" " Joseph Nisbet with White Maye 

Jo^ Nisbet 
Sam Bousb jr Mungo Campbl 

Dec 11 Ashbury Sutton with Mary Burdess 

Sam Boush Jr Ashbury Sutton 

1757 
Jany 5 Doctor John Ramsay with Mary Hutchings' 

John Ramsay 
Sam Boush jr John Hutchings 

" 13 Saunders Calvert with Frances Tucker 

Saunders Calvert 
Sam Boush jr Jn° Tucker 

'' 20 Willis Dyson with Mary Conner 

Willis Dyson 
Sam Boush jr W" Colley, mark 

April 27 Col Edw'^ Hack Moseley with Frances Wyllie 

Edw** Hack Moseley 
Sam Boush jr 
Sept 3 Capt John Marnex with Jemima Garroway 

John Marnex 
Sam Boush jr Charles Thomas 

Oct 1 1 Charles Roff Gardner with Elizabeth Rothery^ 

Charles Ruff Gardner 
Sam Boush jr Daniel Rothery 

Nov 13 John Sheales Gwin with Eliz* Lowry 

John Sheales Gwin 
Sam Boush jr Jonathan Dison 

1758 
Jan 18 Hillarey Herbert with Jane Miles 

Hillarey Herbert 
Sam Boush jr Edward Miles 

" 19 W" Chisholm with Sarah Kinner 

William Chisholm 
Sam^ Boush jr W" Orange 

' Daughter of Jno Hutchings 
^ Daughter of Henery Rothery 



128 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Feb 4 Nathaniel Fife with Eliz^ Eichards 

Nath' Fife 
Sam Boush jr Fra^ Peart 

" 14 John Whiddon with Mary Corprew^ 

John Whiddon 
Sam Boush jr Alex'" Bruer 

" 25 James Esthor with Elizabeth Hiley 

James Esthor 
Sam Boush jr Edw^ Hiley 

April 8 Samuel Bacon with Mary Dale 

Samuel Bacon 
Sam Boush jr Peter Dale 

" 11 Lancaster Fentress with Mary Etheredge 

Lancaster Fentress, mark 
William Ethoredge 
May 7 Arch^ Taylor with Louisa Richard^" 

Arch'^ Taylor 
Sam Boush Nath^ Fife 

June 1 Nathaniel Newton Mason with Ann Snale 

Nathaniel Mason 
Goodrich Boush Jno Hutching 

" 3 Robt Waller with Mazais Wilson 

Rob Waller 
Sam Boush j"^ 
" 14 Jn° Morehouse with Edith Moseley 

John Morehouse 
Ja^ Wood 
" 29 Anth^ Lawson with Mary Calvert 

Anth^ Lawson 
Sam Boush jr Max^'^ Calvert 

July 6 Sam^ Gait with Sarah Jefferies 

Sam^ Gait 
Sam Boush jr Alex^ Bruer 

" 22 AV"^ Kays with Elizabeth Dale 

William Kays 
Sam Boush jr Daniel Dale 

^ Daughter of Joshua Corprew 
10 Daughter of Andre Richard 



Money, Solvent Bonds, etc., in P. A. Co. in 1859. 129 

Aug 21 W^ Moore with Betsy Bird 

W™ Moore, mark 
James Bird 
Sept 18 Francis Williamson with Martha Mathias 

Francis Williamson 
Sam Boush jr John Williamson 

" 29 James Murphree with Elizabeth Bratt 

James Murphree 
Sam Boush jr Matt' Miller 

Oct 12 Nathi Godfrey with Eliz" Wakefield 

Nath^ Godfrey 
Sam Boush jr Geo Abyvon 

Dec 15 W™ Scott with Prudence Dale 

W Scott 
Sam Boush jr Paul Kingston 



MONEY, SOLVENT BONDS, SECURITIES AND 
LIQUIDATED CLAIMS IN PRINCESS ANNE 
COUNTY IN 1859. 



Clayton B. Ackiss 


1000 


Malichi Batton & Son 


200 


John E Atwood 


1500 


John J Burroughs 


1202 


Edward W. Atwood 


200 


John J Burroughs^ 


1164 


William L Atwood 


1000 


John J Burroughs*' 


371 


Caleb Ackiss & Son 


400 


John J Burroughs'" 


1310 


George W Bell 


800 


John J Burroughs* 


395 


Clinton 1 Bell 


500 


John J Burroughs^ 


443 


R. L. Burroughs 


1213 


John J Burroughs'" 


1963 


William Bundick* 


339 


John J Burroughs'' 


675 


William Bundick^ 


390 


John J Burroughs'- 


1724 


William Bundick^ 


259 


John J Burroughs'^ 


2904 


Jacob Baum* 


1423 


Tulley Brown 


294 


Swepson A Brock 


500 


Henry Brown 


650 


Moses Bonney 


600 


James F Brock 


450 


W" F Brock 


1512 


John K Barnes'^ 


70 



1 Com for Peter Murden 
- Gd for Mary E Murden 
3 Gd for Henry P Murden 
♦ Gd for W & J Smith 
' Com for Bennett Land's land 
» Com for Elizat Whitehurst Land 
^ Gd for R B Halls— here follow words 
which I cannot make out 



8 Gd Griffin est. 
» Gd John Williams 

10 Adm L. W. T. Lands est 

11 Gd Wm Williams 

12 Adm C Griggs est. 

13 John B Whitehurst est. 
" Gd for B. G. Malbone 



130 LowEK Norfolk County Yikginia Antiquary. 



John K Barnes'^ 700 

John K Barnes" 256 

W^ H Burroughs^' 3327 

W" H Burroughs'* 5692 

Edgar Burroughs'^ 4485 

Edgar Burroughs^" 1280 

Edgar Burroughs'*' 320 

Edgar Burroughs-^ 177 

Dr Jas E BelP^ 550 

O F Baxter^^ 18000 

Oscar F Baxtei 10000 

Euben Brown 500 

James Banks 500 

Ja' G Braithwaite 500 

Ransome Brock & son 147 

Caleb Batton 300 

Thos Brewer"^ 150 

Thos Brewer-" 200 

Samuel Brown 735 

Wilson M Bonney 1500 

Hamlin Brown 274 

S. W. Brooks 1200 

John G Chappie 25 

Caleb T Chaplain 350 

Henry Crafts 100 

Newton H Capps 30 

Enoch Capps 500 

John Corprew 24 

Monroe Capps 1000 

Edward W Capps 800 

Napoleon B Capps 118 

W" W Coke" 1337 

W^" W Cokeys 4422 

Elyzabeth Capps 500 

-John W Cox 400 

Moses Cason 900 



Stewart Capps^' 940 

J. H. Chandler^o 681 

Walter V. Dudley 11 

John H Dye & Son 100 

Robert H Dudley^' 115 

Robert H Dudley^'^ 324 

Ezekiel Davis 1500 

Tulley T. Doudge 25 

John B Dozier 900 

Noah W Doudge 125 

Peter Dyer 1000 

Horatio B Davis 250 

John H Dye33 1400 

W" Diggs 96 

Isaac L Davis^* 300 

Horatio Davis^^ 500 

Willowby Dozier^s 2827 

Alx W Edward 425 

Enoch Eaton 1000 

James Eaton & Son 1000 

Henry Eaton & Son 500 

Tho'' L Etheredge 95 

James G Eaton^' 330 

Tho^ Etheredge^* 2OO 

Geo R Flanagan 750 

John A Fentress 800 

, Benj F Flanagan^' 667 

Abram Fisher*" 205 

Thos J Fentress 261 

William L Fentress 1200 

James Fentress 180 

Edward Foster & Son 1303 

Sophia Ferrall 100 

Jordan Grimstead*' 400 

Jordan Grimstead*^ 500 

Margret Gaskins 118 



' Gd for Wm H Malbone 

■ Com Bond due Indiana McPherson 

' Com for Wni B Doziers land 

' Gd for Jas A & Blanch McAlpine 

' Gd for S. T. Whitehurst 

' Gd Bells beirs 

' Gd Emily J Murden 

' W^ord cant make out Ozeas Lovett 

'For A& VMiller 

' Adr J. N- Baxters estate 

' Adr Southwood Waterfleid 

' Gd Wm Brewer 

' For B. Butts heirs 

^ Executor Henry Cornick 

' Adr John M Pamters est 



'» Com for Joel Chandler 
5' Gd for Jas A Dawley 
'2 Gd for Martha Dawley 
=' Ad Dennis Wright 
'^ Gd Frances Stone 
'^ Gd Moses McClanan 
"A line was run through "Willowby 
Doziers name 
=■' Gd for Dennis Eaton 
" Gd Fannie Heath 
^^ Gd Quicks heirs 
*" Gd J. B. Salmons 
*' Gd Appdena&M F Morse 
■•- Gd John Grimstead 



Monet, Solvent Bonds, etc., in P. A. Co. in 1859. 131 



W" Griggs S^ 800 

Daniel Hargrove 300 

Daniel Hargrove*^ 75 

Daniel Hargrove" 200 

Jas Hargrovs & son 56 

John Hill 60 

Grimes Holstead 60 

Charles N Hartley 500 

Simon Hancock 900 

James Hubbard 786 

W" F Hunter 225 

Adams Holstead 200 

Martin Harris 40 

Jesse Ives 1253 

John Ingram & son 288 

Joshua James J'' 400 

B B James^5 250 

W° Jones 200 

Edward James 850 

Samuel James 2300 

John M Joice 250 

James E Kilgro 400 

William Kelly 100 

Adam Keeling^" 569 

Henry F Keeling 716 

John P W Kellum 2500 

W" N Land*' 1041 

W" N Land*8 50 

W" N Land^" 245 

Anthony Land & Son 250 

James M Land 1000 

James M Land^" 1800 

Permelia Land 500 

Elzy Land 144 

W" Lambert 1000 

W" Lambert^' 900 



Bennett Land" 1301 

Bennett Land^^ 98 

Bennett Land^* 233 

Bennett Land^^ 283 

Bennett Land^^ 258 

Josiah Land & Son 800 

Josiah Land & Son" 800 

Josiah Land & Son^^ 7500 

Henry Lewis"^ 150 

Henry Lewis*"' 96 

Mary Lewis 1074 

Thos Land 1000 

Thos Land" 1793 

John W Lewis^- 740 

Enoch Moore 28 

Dennis B Malbone 350 

Phillip C Malbone 300 

Elzey B Morse 500 

Peter B Malbone 725 

Horatio Malbone^^' 234 

Dennis Malbone 250 

David Malbone S^ " 5160 

Andrew Moore & Son 300 

W" T McClanan 756 

Noah Munden & Son 95 

Noah Munden & Son«= 1048 

Prudence McCalpine 1000 

Edmond Mansfield 100 

Jas M Malbone 1775 

Thompson L Morris^^ 930 

Thompson L Morris" 153 

Miles Munden 200 

Nathan F Munden 300 

John H Morse 200 

Mary McClanan 9000 

Nathan M Munden 50 



*3 Gd Peter Murdin 

** Nehirriah Browns heirs 

*^ Gd Sarrie L. James 

*' Gd for A. F. Keeling 

^' Committee of John Henderson 

<«AdrMHLand 

<» Com Polly Browns land 

5" Gd for Wm p Cox 

" Gd for Edward Smith 

^' Gd for Henry Land 

^^ Gd for Sarrie Woodhouse 

'< Gd for Mary E Woodhouse 

55 Gd for Bennett Woodhouse 

5« Gd for Jonat Woodhouse 



" Gd for M. A. & S. E. Whitehurst 

58 Ad Stewart Hills Est 

59 Gd for J B F Bright 

s" Adm Jamnia Fountain 

«» Gd for C. M. Laura F & L C Ethe- 
redge 

•2 Gd for Mary & Walter Ferrall 

«=> Gd for E Malbone 

s^Gdfor J. J. Rainey 

*5 Ad Jesse F Brights— here follows a 
word I cannot make out 

" Gd for Daniel, David & Onac' Grim- 
stead 

«^ Trustee for Martha A Williams 



132 LowEK Norfolk County Yikginia Antiquary. 



W" W McClanan«8 

John M Munden«9 

Jas Murray 

"W" P Morgan 

W" W McClanan 

Jonathan W Old™ 

Jonathan W Old^' 

Joseph H Old 

John Peters 

John Peters''^ 

John Peters & S. S. Keeling' 

John Peters & S. S. Keeling' 

Rhoda Peatree 

James Phillips 

Sidney Petty 

Jacob Petty" 

Elzabeth Pallet 

William Randolph 

William Randolph'^ 

Charles D Russ 

Sidney A Rogers 

Newton Smith 

Horatio Smith 

John W. Stone 

John B Shipp" 

Henry B Styron & Son 

Henry B Styron'^ 

Tully B Stone'3 

Tully B Stone^» 

Tully B Stone*' 

Jesse Smith 

Andrew E Simmons 

Burroughs Smith 

Caleb Sprat t 



380 


Ashwell Simmons 


103 


500 


W° Stokes & Son 


500 


1000 


Jesse Smith«2 


212 


569 


Martin Sowry 


75 


700 


W-" Sandford Esf^^ 


102 


225 


W-" SprewelP* 


1212 


4773 


W-" L Seneca^s 


800 


190 


Harriet F Sparrow*® 


1600 


5000 


Mary A Sparrow*' 


500 


3600 


Edward R Seamore 


735 


1800 


Francis R Thomson & Son 


672 


1900 


Zarrobabel Triford 


600 


60 


Robert Ward & Son 


6011 


140 


Peter Whitehurst 


450 


100 


Garrett Whitehurst*^ 


213 


325 


James M Whitehurst*^ 


5798 


200 


Walter S Way 


1900 


460 


Tully H Whitehurst 


500 


130 


Johnston Whitehead Jr^» 


100 


127 


Elzers Whitehurst 


65 


2500 


W" H Whitehurst & Co 


65 


500 


Joshua W Whitehurst^' 


190 


300 


Johnston Whitehead 


113 


50 


Daniel Whitehurst^^ 


431 


100 


Daniel Whitehurst^^ 


512 


3048 


Obed Whitehurst S"^ 


800 


1120 


Obed Whitehurst** 


854 


665 


Jas Whitehurst*^ 


200 


100 


Henry R Whitehurst 


17 


60 


Margret Ward 


99 


500 


John H Whitehurst 


200 


150 


Thomas W Williams 


85 


130 


James Whitehurst**^ 


139 


35 


James Whitehurst*' 


68 



«8 Gd for H r & J A Ayers. In the 
margin it says Newton Hartter 
«9 Adr of Wm M Munden 
"> Gd for B. West 
'^ Com for West heirs sale land 
■" Gd for Fannie 1 & M Peters 
" Gd for K Keeling 
'* Gd for Geo Keeling 
" Gd for Henry Petty 
'« Gd for Elzy J Morris 
" Gd for Joil Shipps heirs 
'8 Gd for J F Whitehurst 
'» Gd for W A Dawley 
«' Gd for R Fountain 
»' Gd P E Stones heirs 
82 Gd for M & D Smith 



3 Wm Barnes Adr 
' Gd for Rosa & Rebecca Fox 
> Gd for M. E. Ackiss 
' J. Peters agt 
'J Peters agt 
' Gd for Leven Smith 
' Gd for John Widgeon 
' Gd for John & A Whitehead 
'Of E 

' Gd for R. L. Whitehurst 
' Gd for Sarrie J Williams 
' Gd for Enoch Dyers heirs 
•Of Jno 

' Gd for S & M V Doudge 
Gd for Betsey A Whitehurst 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1802. 133 

Gary H Williams'^ 864 Robert Williams'"- 824 

Gideon William'^ 49 Joseph P Williams 1000 

Obed Whitehurst'oo 750 Joseph Whitehurst 80 

This Williams"" 497 Letitia Williams 900 

Jesse Williamson 128 W" Wright 1000 

Smith S Woodhouse & Son 700 Wilson. D. Whitehurst 104 

John S Woodhouse 1200 Phillip Woodhouse 5885 

Taken from the report of the Commissioner of the Revenue for 
Princess Anne County 1859, William F. Hunter, Commis- 
sioner. Sworn to before Walter S. Way, Justice of the Peace 
for P. A. Co., July 13*^ 1859. Doctor Way was born in 
Maryland, settled in Princess Anne County about the year 
1822, was made a justice in 1834, and died January 12, 1872, 
having practiced his profession in the county about 50 years. 



ABSTRACTS FROM NORFOLK MARRIAGE BONDS 

1802 

Jany 5 Joshua Guy and Miss Abby James 

Joshua Guy 
W" Sharp James Guy 

" 30 Jesse Ewell and Miss Mary Cooke 

Jesse Ewell 
Jn° T Rowsay John Tabb Smith 

Feb 2 Hugh Fallon and Mrs Elizabeth Russel 

Hugh fallon 
Jno T Rowsay Richard Good 

" 9 George Dashille and Miss Prudence Williamson 

George Dashille 
W" Sharp 
" 13 John West and Miss Rose Frazer 

John West, mark 
J. T. Rowsay Richard Good 

March 12 James Watson and Mrs Mary Brown 

James Watson 
W. Sharp C. C. Richard Shaw 



"8 Adr Thomas Williamson '' Gd for Julia Woodward 

'"o Gd for Virginia Catherine Victoria Cany & Indiana Dyer 

>" Gd for Jaca Woodhouse "= Gd for Ophlia & L Williams 



134 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

March 22 Nathaniel Boush and Miss Polly Coleman 

Nath Boush 
W™ Sharp Sam Coleman 

" 23 W^ E Price and Miss Elizabeth Richard 

Will'" Evans Price 
W"' Sharp Joseph Mitchell 

April 10 Dan^ Miller and Mrs Mary Baynes 

Dan^ Miller 
W Sharp Jn° Barns mark 

" 12 Edmund Davey and Mrs Catharine McBride^ 

Edm"^ Davey 
W. Sharp Rob Smith 

" 13 Noah Weston and Mrs Elizabeth Archer 

Noah Weston * 
W" Sharp C. C Peter Lugg 

" 24 Edward Johnston and Miss Elizabeth Shepherd^ 

Edw*^ Johnston 
W" Sharp C. C. Rob Brough 

May 15 W" Simington and Miss Isabella Webb 

W"' Simington 
Tho Godwin Thom^ Hawthorn 

" 14 Henry Holt and Miss Ann Turnbull 

Henry Holt 
W^'" Sharp Baylor Hill 

" 26 W"' Franklin and Mrs Nancy Parker 

W™ Franklin, mark 
Tho Godwin Simeon Peck 

June 14 Louis Sautejan and Miss Elizabeth Gorlier 

L. Sautejan 
W. Sharp F. Gorlier 

" 24 Lewis Fort and Miss Elizabeth Coleman 

Lewis Fort | 
Sam Coleman 
July 1 W^ Watson and Miss Mary Hubbard 

William Watson 
Matthew Hubbard 

' A widow who was married before she came to this country. 
^ Daughter of Solomon Shepherd 



Abstracts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1802. 135 

July 15 Littleton Waller Tazewell and Miss Ann 
Stratton Nivison^ 

Litt'' W Tazewell 
Rob Oli pliant 
" 9 Pierre Adde and Jeanne Penenien Antoinette 
Bakamie Bousoumat* 

P^ Adde 
Z Letierre 
" 17 Turner Stevenson and Mrs Grace Lewelling 

Turner Stephenson 
James Kilgroe 
" 24 Thos Gamble and Mrs Lucy Hutchings^ 

Thos Gamble, mark 
Richard Shaw 
Aug 14 James Dawley^ and Miss Margaret Baker 

James Dawley 
Hance Baker 



^Daughter of John Nivison 

* Daughter of Mareanne Bousoumul 

^ Widow of Richd Hatchings 

«In her will made 11'" Feby 1804 and recorded Feby 18"^ 1805 
Elizabeth Dawley, mother of James Dawley among other things 
left negro boy Daniel to daughter Mary Bates during her life and 
to then be free, and gave daughter Frances Moseley the labour 
and use of negro woman Bethiah and her child and her future issue 
and negro Adam during her life and then Bethiah and Adam 
to be free and Bethiahs issue to be free when they reached the age 
of 21 years. Son James Dawley was to have the labour and use of 
Richard & Lydia, two negroes, until they reached the age of 30 years 
when they were to be free, and if Lydia had issue before she reached 
the age of 30 years they were to be free when they reached the age of 
21 years. Daughter Elizabeth Dawley to have the use of said Girl 
Lydia until she was 30 years old then for her and her issue to be free. 
Son James was to keep old negro woman Phillis during her natural 
life. If the law was such that Bethiah and child and Adam at the 
death of daughter Frances could not be free, they were to be kept un- 
til emancipation was allowed when they and Bethiah's issue were to 
be free. If the law at the death of Mary Bates did not permit the 
emancipation of negro Daniel, her heirs or assigns were to keep him 
until it did and he was then to be free. If the law, when Richard 
was 30 years old did not permit his emancipation, he was to be kept 
by James or his heirs till it did, and then be free. If the law did not 
permit Lydias freedom when she was 30 years of age, she and issue 



136 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Sept 3 John Bainbridge and Mrs Peggy Dozier 

John Bainbridge 
Joseph Benson 
" 9 Jeremiah Barton and Miss Margaret Watson 

Jeremiah Barton 
W. Sharp Charles Willett 

" 11 James Walker and Mrs Elizabeth Redpath 

James Walker 
W^ Bland 
Oct 26 John C Herbert and Miss Polly Butler 

John C. Herbert 
Peter Nestell 
" 27 W^ Hill and Mrs Jane Randies 

William Hill 
Jethro Hathaway James Whitehead 

Hannah Brown 

_ — ^ _ ^ . _ __ — ^ 

were to be kept till it did, and they were then to be free. Will of 
James Dawley, son of Dennis, made at Murfreesborough, Sept 2""*, 1814, 
ordered to be recorded Feb., 1815. To be buried in a plain coffin with 
out paint. Negroes Richard and Lydia to be free, Richard on the 
first day of April 1819, and Lydia on the first day of October 
1820, and the issue of Lydia, if there are any, to be free at the age of 
21 years. The negroes left my wife by her late husband W™ Dick are 
to be free at her death, or before if she chooses." None of them are 
to be taken to make up any legacy in this will, nor to decend to any 
of my children, for I abhor the idea of slavery. Sister Mary Smith 
executed to him for all her property a deed which was in her posses- 
sion. " Now if the said deed is confirmed to me I direct the executors 
of her former husband E. Cragg the sum of thirty dollars for their 
trouble in settling said Craggs estate, and the negro man Daniel left 
her, her lifetime, by her mother be free" "That her two negros 
Saul & Lettice be free forever, and if there are enough to pay her 
debts for the other two negros Ned & Sarah be free also " He directed 
that " If my son Dennis will studdy Physick that a sum of money not 
exceeding one thousand Dollars be advanced for his education & 
expenses. But if he chooses to be a mechanic or Merchant the 
above sum of one thousand dollars with interest be paid him " " Son 
Thomas W Dawley have the sum of one thousand dollars to compleat 
his education & the studdy of Physic." He was a brother of Colonel 
Dennis Dawley who was a Churchwarden of Lynnhaven Parrish in 
1791, and was a son of Captain Dennis Dawley, a member of the Prin- 
cess Anne County Committee of Safety in 1775, and a vestryman of 
Lynnhaven Parrish from 1760 to 1778, by Elizabeth his wife who was 
a daughter of John Bonney who was a vestryman of Lynnhaven 
Parrish from 1733 to 1760. 



Abstkacts from Norfolk Marriage Bonds, 1802, 137 

Nov 1 Alexander Jordan and Mrs Susanna Miles 

Alex"" Jordan 
A. C. Jordan 
" 2 Mikel Miller and Mary Howes 

Mikel Miller 
W™ Sharp Michael Myler, mark 

" -4 James Patterson and Mrs Dorothy Simmons 

James Patterson 
W^ Sharp Kichard Good 

" 12 Joseph Hull and Mrs Elizabeth Mathews 

Joseph Hull 
Jn° Marr 
" 18 W"' Marsh and Miss Rachael Cruse^ 

^y Marsh 
W"" Sharp Samuel Higgens 

Nov 20 Edward Hudson and Phebe Reardon 

Edward Hudson 
Timothy Reardon 
" " Henry Soarburgh and Miss Hannah Herbert 

Henry Scarbaugh j ^ 
Tho^ Scarbaughy lUj 
" 24 John Burton and Nancy Fitzhugh 

John Burton 
Tho® Godwin Jno Fitzhugh, mark 

" " Antony Bohlken and Miss Hebecca CuthrelP 

Antony Bohlken 
Tho*" Godwin Joyce Cuthrell, mark 

" 25 Sam^ Howard and Mrs Sarah Rankin s 

Sam' Howard, mark 
Tho^ Godwin Lawrence Butler, mark 

" 27 James Piercy and Miss Mary Lee 

James Piercy 
W™ Ch^ Lee 
Dec 4 Richard White and Mrs Anne Clark 

Rich'i White 
Peter Crager 

'Sister to Catharine Higgins 

^Thomas was appointed guardian to Henry by the County Court of 
Accomack 
^ Daughter of Joyce Cuthrell 



138 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

Dec 17 James Briggs and Mrs Margaret Langley 

James Briggs- 
W" Sharp C. C. David Cooper 

" 23 Samuel Holt and Miss Mary W Tabb 

Sam^ Holt 
Nath Boush 
" " Edward Roberts and Miss Elizabeth Triplett 

Edw^ Roberts 
John Taylor 
" 25 Jn° H Cocke and Anne B Barraud^^ 

Jno H Cocke 
Robert Taylor 
" 27 John E. Holt and Miss Clarissa Moseley 

Jno E. Holt 
Hillary Moseley 
" 30 Thomas Gamble and Lucy Hutchings 

Tho^ Gamble, mark 
Charles Harrison 
" 31 Richard Bowden and Mrs Eliza Sohan 

Richard Bowden 
P. Henop 

THE CHURCH IN LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY 

(Continued from page 106) 
Lower Norfl Att A Court held the 15^^ October 1661 
Att Hardings 

p'sent Coll: John Sidney M' Tho: Willoughby 1 Q^j^gyg 

Major Lemuell Mason Capt Rich: foster / 

"Upon the request of M'' James^ the la balle hee informing 

»o Daughter of P. Barraud 

'Dec. 13*, 1648 James Thelaball was one of the appraisers of the 
inventory of Mr. Richard Wake. 15"^ August, 1649. It is ordered in 
ye difference depending betweene James the la balle pit & Lemuell 
Mason defendt that George Horner shall agst the next Cort make 
appeare, upon oath, what quantity of plancke, hee receeved of the 
sd Mason, for the use of the sd Mr The la balle and what shal bee 
wanting of Two thousand foote, the said Mason is to make good as 
soone as hee can pcure planck to bee Sawed wth ye ffirst conveniency, 
and ye sd Mason is to Signe a deed of halfe Hoggs Hand when the 



The Chtjkch in Lower Nokfolk County. 139 

y® Court of an ord. past against him at y® sute of Tho: Ed- 
munds for y^ use of his house hee being then Church Warden 
of Elizabeth River parish & L* Coll Tho: Lambart Collector 
formerly of the 15'' p pole, who was to satisfie it, alleadgeth it 

sd the la balle Shall demand the same. April 28"^, 1651, a certificate 
was granted him for 500 acres of land " for the transportacon of 
Tenne psons" In an agreement made November 7"*, 1648, and re- 
corded January 15"^, 1651, between Alice Mason, relict of Mr flfrancis 
Mason & Mr Lemuell Mason of one part and Mr James Thelaball of 
the other, Thelaball was to have on demand "the Lands called ye 
Mayne right agt hogg Island being above Two hundred acres, Wth 
ye one halfe of ye sd hogg Hand wch hogg Hand is to be divided 
by fower men to be indifferently chosen, or by ye the sd Lemuell & 
James, one of them to make ye devision & thother to choose as they 
shall best agree," "two thousand foote of sawen planke" "as much 
glasse & leade as to make fower such glass windowes as are in ye now 
dwelling house wherein they remayne" and "Six silver spoones" 
Nov. 15"", 1658. He was "made a free denison of this Country" 
" having taken y« Oath of allegiance " Jany 15"", 1660 "The Constables 
of y^ Eastern & Westerneshoareof lyn haven W"" y* Consent of some 
of the house keepers there, and by y^ Court ordered to somon ye 
Inhabitants of theire pcincts to make theire psonall appearances at 
Andrew Bodnams house on Saterday next come Sennight to vote 
about making M"" The la balles Mille dame, but if they should not all 
appeare then, the mayor part of them that appeare voting for fower 
able mens helpe for a months worke to make y*' s"* Dame, then y^ rest 
appearing & those absent to be liable to Contribute theire shares 
equally" Dec. 15*^, 1663. "Uppon y^ peticon of James Thelaball an 
Attachm' is granted unto him ag' soe much of the Estate of William 
Douglas a mill-wright in ye custody of y' sd Thelaball as shall become 
sattisfactory for soe much as he shall make appeare due to him for 
damages susteyned for nor pformance of cteyne worke about a mill 
by y^ sd Douglas undertaken, he y*' sd Theloball givinge notice hereof 
to y" sd Douglas together w'h costs of suite And he y" sd Douglas 
beinge of of the Country. Feb. 15, 1664" Whereas M'' Thomas Lam- 
bert John Williams & Robt huxley dec: were Engaged by bond for 
henery Eastwicketo m"" James Thelaball: w'h condicon for y*^ paym' of 
Three thousand pounds of beefe, and one thousand pounds of porke 
in case of non paym' of a Negro servant by the sd Eastwicke to y'' sd 
Thelaball at a day then to come as more fully appeareth by y® sd bond 
& condicon. And y* sd Eastwicke fayling y* sd p'^misses. And y^ sd 
huxley beinge since dead & left noe Estate behind him whereby 
to make sattisfaccon to y" sd Thelaball of his pte- And y^ sd Thela- 
ball sueinge y° sd John Williams uppon y^ sd bond order passed ag' 
him for two ptes of the said condicon Due to y^ sd Thelaball. Uppon 
y® peticon of y* sd John Williams in Equity to this Co"^' It is 



140 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

is payd & can not produce a discharge for it the s*^ L* Coll Lam- 
hart hath obliged himself in open Court to procure a discharge 
for it from y® A fores'^ Edmunds w*^ in three months,, 

Lower At a Court held this Sixteenth Day of June A° Dm 1662 

Norff 

Present M' John hill 1 M'' Tho : Browne 1 

LeiftCollLemuell Mason J- Com" M"" John Martin [ Com" 
M'' Thomas Willoughby J M-" Richard ffoster J 

^' It is by this Co""* ordered that a Vestry for y^ prish of Lyn- 
haven meete at y® accustomed place uppon Eight and twentieth 

thought meete & ordered that m'' Thomas Lambert paj' unto y* sd 
John Williams or his Asss one halfe of the third pte of tha bouve sd 
debte Due to y" sd Thelaball he y** sd Williams havinge paid two ptes 
of the sd Lambert but one to y^ sd Thelaball as fully appeares to this 
■Co''' w'h costs of suite als Execucon" In a deed made July 6"^ 1677 
Elizabeth Thelaball out of " a tract of 600 acres" of land " in hogg 
pen neck given her by her brother Lemuel Mason with the consent of 
Ann his wife" gave "foure hundred acres" "to my Sonne francis" 
"the plantation whereon hee now Live" "and to" "Sonne James" 
"two hundred acres" and "after the decease of my Selfe and my 
Loveing husband m"" James Thelaball give" my "well beloved Sonnes 
francis" "& James" the plantation whereon I now Live y* two 
hundred acres of Land w"' the houses orchards and fences" "to bee 
divided beetweene them" 
Virginia 

By the Hon"'''^ the President of his Majesties Councill 

In pursuance of the act of Assembly made att James Citty y* Eight 
Day of June in the two and thirtieth yeare of y* Reigne of our Sover- 
aigne Lord King Charles y" Second and in the yeare of our Lord god 
one thousand Six hundred and Eighty, and by the Authority thereof, 
and y* power therein granted, I Doe by this Publick Instrum' under 
my hand and y® broad Seale of this Colony of Virginia pronounce 
publish and Declare M'' James Thelaball, borne in france profeseing 
y"^ potestant Relidion and haveing first taken y* oath of allegiance, 
and paid the ffees therein mentioned according to y° tenor of y* Said 
act to bee fully and compleatly naturalized, and I Doe hereby fully 
and Compleatley naturalize him y^ Said James thellaball giveing and 
granting unto him and his heires for Ever, all and Singuler y* privi- 
ledges Imunities and Rights of y* Inhabitants of this Collony of Vir- 
ginia, and that as fully and amply, to all Intents And purposes what- 
soever, as if the Said James thellaball had been borne with In his 
Majesties Dominions, and as any other of his Majesties naturall borne 
Subjects whatsoever have ought or Doe in any Sorte Enjoy any former 



The Chuecft in Lower Norfolk County. 141 

Day of this instant June and there to conferr about the affaires 
of the sd prish „ 

Lower At a Co" held the Nyne & twentieth day of December 
Norff" A° Dm 1662 

Present M"" John hill ] M'' John Martin 1 

Leift Coll Lemuell Mason !• Justices }■ Justices 

M"" Thomas Willoughby j M'' W"" Mosely j 

^' Whereas Coll John Sidney high Shreive for this County hath 
given informacon to this Co'"' that he uppon y® fifteenth day of 

Law, act usage custome to the Contrary notwith Standing, given under 
my hand and y*" Seale of the Collony, this twenty Eight Day of 
novemb : 1683 anno Regni Regis Carroll Secundi Angla : &c 35" Re- 
cord atur 

Test E : Chillton Sepf Nich° Spencer 

17 Sep^ 1685 

In a deed made IS"" October 1690 "James thelaball Senr of Elizabeth 
River pish" "Gent" " and Eliz*" his "wife" now well Stricken In 
yeares and nott well able to Live by "them Selves and their "Sonne 
francis thelaball " being "willing to Leave his plantation whereon 
hee " was then " well Seated to Goehabitt w"^ " them for their "better 
Suport in" their " old age" they therefore gave their "Said Sonne 
francis Thelaball" "Liberty w"* his wife and Children and what 
family " " he had or might in future have to " Live on the Land " on 
which they were at the time living" and Enioy the Same preveledges" 
which they themselves enjoyed "but In Case" he "the Said James 
Should happen to Dye beefore Elizabeth" his "wife and that Shee 
Marry againe or that" their "Sonne francis Should hapen to Dye be- 
fore Sarah his wife and that Shee Marry againe " " the Said plantation 
w"'all Convenetyes" "Shall bee Equally Divided^and the one family" 
to Enjoy one halfe thereof and the other the other part for" the "Life 
of the said Eliz" and after" the deaths of James and Elizabeth his 
wife the plantation to revert to his "Sone francis thelaball" James 
Thelaball was Churchwarden of Elizabeth River Parish in 1659 & 1660. 
He married Elizabett daughter of Francis and Alice Mason. Francis 
Mason was a member of fhe Court of Lower Norfolk County from 
May 15'" 1637 to August 15'" , 1648, was sheriff in 1646 & 47 and Church- 
warden in 1640 and vestryman in 1648. He was twice married, and 
by his first wife Mary had a daughter named Anne. Mr J Henry Lea 
in his article Certificates of Head Rights in the County Court of Lower 
Norfolk, Virginia, in the New England Historical and Genealogical 
Register for January 1893, page 68, implies that Elizabeth was by the 
first wife. The fact that she is not mentioned in the Muster of her 



142 LowEB Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

this instant December beinge Sabbath day, did take divse psons 
^ch ^ere at an unlawfull meetinge w% those commonly called 
Quakers a cattalogue of whose names was alsoe psented to this 

father Francis Mason in 1624 is proof that she was born afterwards, 
and was by the second wife. Francis Mason came to Virginia in 1613 
and his wife Alice in 1622. In 1642 he received a patent for land and 
two of the head rights were Alice and Margerie Ganey, and Mr Lea in 
a note to an abstract from the will of Margaret Cheeseman of St Mary 
Magdalen Bermondsey widow, page 250, of the April, 1893, number of 
the same magazine says " the Ganey connection before indicated, is 
made certain" yet in this very will Lemuell Mason is spoken of as 
" my very loving knsman," and Elizabeth Thelaball as "my cousin." 
Lemuell always spoke of her as his sister and not as his half sister. 
"ToallChian people to whome this p^'sent Writing shall come. I 
Lemuell Mason of y® County of Lower Norfolk in Virginia as well 
for y* naturall Love & oute affecon y' I beare unto Elizabeth Thela- 
ball my beloved sister & wife to M'' James Thelaball of y^^ County 
Affors** as for divse other good Causes me and Ann my Wife hereunto 
Especially moving hath f rely & voluntarLy given granted & Confirmed 
as by these p^'sents doth frely give graunt & confirm unto y* Affor S<^ 
Elizabeth Theleball o'' sister and to hir heires & Assigns forever Six 
hunderd Acers of Land Scituate Lying & being in hogg penn necke & 
up y* Creek between y« Land of M'' Tho : Willoaghby & y* Lands I 
now Live one on w'^'' Land y^® s*^ M*^ Ja : Thelaball now liveth to have 
& to hold the affor S** Six hunderd acers of Land w"* all rights & priv- 
ledges therein or thereunto : belonging to hir hir heires & Assignes 
for Ever as I now or here after may have to y' I now posses : being all 
in one graunt the affore S"* Elizabeth hir heires & Assignes to pay & 
discharg all quitt rents due or accrueing due for y^^same in Testimony 
whereof I y^ S"" Lemuell Mason and Ann my wife have hereunto putt 
o'^ hands and seales this thirteenth day of Apll Anno Dom : 1667 

Lemuell Mason 
Ann Mason 
Signed Sealed & Delivrerd 
in y* p'^sents of us Acknowledged in Court by Coll Mason and 

Tho: ffulcher by M'' ffulsher Attney of M" Mason y«« 15'" 

Jn" Elder of Aprill 1667 

Teste Jn° Okeham CI Cur,, 
In his will made the " 17 day of June 1695" he said "if I the said 
Lemuell Mason Die beefore my sister Elizabeth Thelaball then I Doe 
give & bequeath unto my said sister soe much good Black Serge as 
will make her a Morning Gowne" "In the Name of God I James 
Thelaball of Eliz River prish in the County of Lower Norfolk Gen' 
being at p''sent in prfect health of body and of Sound & prfect memory 
but being Now Well Stricken in yeares & knowing Not how Sudainly 
It may please God to call mee out of this World into his Mercy and 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 143 

Co''^ And it beinge contry to Act of Assembly, It is therefore 
ordered that the Shreive shall hereby have power to Levy such 

for the avoiding of all future Contnoons as may heare after arise about 
that Smale Estate that it hath pleased God in his Mercy to bestow on 
Mee, Doe therefore think fitt & Content to make this my last Will & 
Testam' and heareby to make voyde & Null all other maner of Will 
or Wills Testam' or Testam'* by mee hearetofore Made and doe 
Ordine & Apoynt this Only to be my last Will & Testam' in Maner & 
forme following Imp'' I give & bequeath my Soal into the hands of my 
Creato'' & Jesus Christ my Redeemer through whose Death and 
passion I hope to have a joyfull resurrection at the last day. I give 
& bequeath my body to the Earth from whence it Came, to bee buried 
in Christian Maner according to the Discretion of my heareafter 
Named Exec'' and as for my Worldly goods afore Said I Give & 
bequeath them asfolloweth ( Viz' ) I give & bequeath unto my loveing 
Son flrancis Thelaball one hundred Acres of land more or less, lying 
Neare the plantacon formerly belonging to W"" Vaughan DeC^ which 
Sd land I formerly designed to give unto my Son Lemuel Now Deed, 
and Now the above Said flfrancis and his heires and his heires forever, 
I alsoe give unto my Said Son ffrancis, one Negro Woman Called Bess 
& one Negro boy Called Grandee and a high bed Steed & a fether bed 
and boulster in it W"' Green Curtaines & Vallians, W* Silk freng and 
a Greene Woosted Rugg AY"' a paire of Sheets & a Hamaker all Com- 
only used in the Roome Wherein I Now live and another fether bed 
A boulster which Comonly lyeth on the Trundle bed Steed W"' a 
White Rugg: and a long table w"' fforme to itt & a Joyners Cubbord & 
a chaire of Joyners Worke, all Comonly Standing in the Inner Roome 
where I Now live, and a great Copper Kettle & two pott Racks & two 
Iron Potts & one Iron Spitt and a Smale pr of And irons & a paire of 
Stilliards and a paire of brass Skales w"' fowerpnds of brass Weights 
& a Cross Cutt Sawe and fower Iron Wedges & a Silver porringer & 
two Silver Spoons Mark I T E & three pewter Dishes & a Pewter bason 
the aforesd goods bequeathed to my Said Son ffrancis are not to bee 
Delivered him untill after the Decease of my wife Elizabeth without 
her Consent and likeing: I give & bequeath unto my loveing Son 
James Thelaball a Negro Girle called Rose & one fether bed and 
boulster and a paire of Sheets w'''' Comonly lyeth in the Shedd at the 
End of the Dwelling house & a blew Woosted Rugg & a flock bedd, 
one Silver Saltceller & two Silver Spoones marked J T E & one brass 
Morter & Pestle & one pewter flaggon & one Copper Still & one large 
Chest w"" a double Lock & One toole Chest and all the twoles therein 
& one pr of great Andirons & one Iron Spitt & one Anvill the above 
Said goods bequeathed to my Son James Not to bee Delivered untill 
after the Decease of my Wife Elizabeth w^ut her Consent and 
likeing; I give and bequeath unto my loveing Daughter Margaret 
Langley three Silver Spoones and one Silver Wrought Wine Cupp & 



144 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

some & somes of tobacco as is become due by Act of Assembly 
beinge two hundred pounds of tobacco for any such pson soe 

one Smale Copper Kettle & one Smale pewter Still, and a brass Worm- 
ing pann the afore Sd goods given unto my Daughter Margarett are 
Nott to be Delivered her untill after the decease of my Wife Elizabeth 
W"'out her Consent & likeing: I give & bequeath unto my Loveing 
Daughter Elizabeth Langley, one Negro Girle called Nanny & three 
Silver Spoones & one Smooth Silver Wine Cupp & one Smale Copper 
Kettle the afore Said goods given unto my Daughter Elizabeth are not 
to bee Delivered her untill after the Decease of my Wife Elizabeth 
W"'out her Consent & likeing I give & bequeath unto my loveing 
Daughter Mary Chichester one Silver beere bole One Silver Dram 
Cupp, One Smale Silver Spoone, one Couch With fether bed and 
pillow in it & a Rugg the afore Said goods given unto my Daughter 
Mary are Nott to be Delivered untill after the Decease of my wife 
Elizabeth with out her Consent and liking, I give & bequeath unto 
my loveing Coson W™ Porten all my ffrench books to bee Delivered 
him Imediately after my Decease I give & bequeath all the Rest of 
my Estate Not hearein bequeathed unto my loveing Wife Elizabeth 
Thelaball to be at her Sole disposall & doe hearby Nominate & apoynt 
my Said Wife Elizabeth my Whole & Sole Exe'^outo'" of this my last 
Will & Testam' In Witness Whereof I have heareunto Sett my hand 
this 9* day of Aprill 1691 & fixed my Seale 

Signd & Seald and Delivered by 
James Thelaball as his last Will James Thelaball & Seale 

in p^'sence of us Proved in Court this IS"" Sep'' 

Lemuel Mason 1693 by the Oathes of Coll 

Thomas Mason Lemuel Mason & M'^ Thomas 

Mary Mason Mason and ordered to be Re- 

corded 

Test Mala Thruston CI 

Cur 

In ye name of God Amen I Elizabeth Thelaball of Elizabeth River 
Parish in Ye County of Norfolk Gentw°° being at this present in 
perfect health of body & of sound & perfect Memory, but being now 
well stricken in years & know not how suddenly it may please God 
to Call me out of this world into his Mercy and for ye according of all 
further contentions as may hereafter arise about what small estate 
that it hath pleased God in his mercy to leave me, doe therefore think 
fitt & convenient to make this my last will & testam'' & hereby to 
make void & null all other manner of Will or Wills testam' or testa- 
ments by me heretofore made & doe ordain & appoint this only to be 
my last Will and Testamt in manner & form following. Imprimis 
I give & bequeath my Soule into Ye hands of my Creator Jesus Christ 
my redeemer through whose death & passion I hope to have a joyful 
resurrection at ye last day. I give & bequeath my body to ye Earth 



The Church in Lower Norfolk County. 145 

taken & p^'sented th one halfe to the informer thother to the 
Publique. Their names as followeth viz: 

from whence it came, there to be buried in Christian manner accord- 
ing to the drection of my two Sons Francis & James Thelaball & that 
ye s** Francis & James be at equal charges towards my funera^ 
& likewise in proving my will & as for my worldly goods afores'' I 
give & bequeath Them as followg, Viz I give & bequeath unto 
my loving Son Francis Thelaball one great Chest which commonly 
Standeth in my Entry, Six pewter plates broad brimmed, One Iron 
pessil one frying pan, one writing Slate & all the Stock of hoggs that 
I shall have belonging to me at ye time of my decease, & the halfe 
of my Stock of Sheep which I shall have at the time of my decease 
excepting Six Ewes which I as I shall after herein direct Imp'' I give 
& bequeath unto my loving Son James Thelaball one great trunk with 
lock & key to it Standing in the Shade, one plank Cupboard, one Small 
round Table, one looking Glass ye frame thereof black-wood, one 

small trunk to keep writing in, one Iron pessil, one Iron two 

wooden Chairs, & eight pewter plates & one small flock Couch bed & 
also the half of my Stock of Cattle & also the half of my Stock of 
Sheep, excepting what I have above excepted & also all my right & 
title to the increase of a Negro girl named Rose, now in ye posses- 
sion of my Said Son James given him by the last will & testament of 
my aforesaid husband, M'' James Thelaball Imp'' I give and bequeath 
unto my Son in law "VV" Langley who formerly married my daughter 
Margaret One Shilling in full of his portion as marrying my said 
daughter Margaret. Imp'' I give & bequeath unto my loving daughter 
Elizabeth Langley now wife of Thomas Langley one trunk with 
drawers in it, & a little black box that Stands on ye top of it, & two 
turkey work Chairs One Iron Pott one paire of fire tongs one pewter 
Candlestick & small stoned Eing of Gold, & one hoop ring of ditto, & 
one large brass skillett with a frame & one great Chest which was my 
mothers & one small Deske & all my right & title to the increase of a 
Negro Girl named Nanny now in the possession of my Son in law 
Thomas Langley & my daughter Elizabeth, given my Said daughter 
Elizabeth Langley by ye last will and testam' of my dear husband 
M'' James Thelaball Imp'' I give and bequeath unto my loving daughter 
Mary Mason now wife of Lemuell Mason one long Chest which goeth 
by ye name of ye Clothes Chest one iron Pott one Gridiron, one paire of 
fire Tongs of Iron, One great chafing dish, one Small looking Glass & 
two wooden Chairs, one pewter Candlestick, one great blue Cushion 
which standeth on ye Cupboard & one small feather bed, with Bolsters, 
& a Small green wollen Rugg, & one red Mohaire petty coat. Imp'' I 
give & bequeath unto James Thelaball my grand Son now Sonn'^ to 
Francis Thelaball two Ewes to be delivered him immediately after my 
decease Imp'' I give & bequeath unto Thomas Langley my GrandSon 
now eldest son to Thomas Langley two Ewes to be delivered him im" 
mediately after my decease. Imp'' I give and bequeath unto my great 



146 Lower I^orfolk County Yirginia Antiquary. 

Richard Yates M" Robinson 

M"" John Porter M^ Johnson 

M" Porter M" Johnson 

M"" Isaacke Bacon Mary Nicholls 

W™ Gouldsmith Nicholas Seaborne 

W™ Whithurst Nicholas IFreeman 

Richard Whithurst Mary Gouldsmith 

M""^ Emperor John Robinson 

John Elder Anne Godby „ 
]VP Tho: Owens 
Alice Gouldsmith 

Grandson W" Ivy now Sonn to George Ivy two Ewes to be delivered 
him within Six months after my decease, but if it should So happen 
at my decease that I should not have so many Sheep as is above given 
to my three grand children, that what is remaining may be equally 
divided between my said three grand Children as to quality Imp' I 
give & bequeath unto my loving daughters Elizabeth and Mary all 
my wearing apparel woollen & Linning excepting w' is before given 
to be equally divided between my said two daughters & in case either 
one should die before my Self ye same to fall to ye Survivor Imp"" I 
give & bequeath all my pewter and Table Linen & Sheets money or 
other Sort of goods of w' nature or quality soever not before be- 
queathed w'^'' I shall have at the time of my death to be equally divided 
between as many of my own sons & daughters, as at ye same time 
shall be living & doe hereby nominate & appoint my son Francis The- 
laball my whole & Sole Executor of this my last will and testament 
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand this 12 day of May 
1702 & fixt my Seal to ye Confirmation of ye within premises 

Elizabeth Thelaball & Seale 
Signed & Sealed & delivered 
by Elizabeth Thelaball as her 
last will in presence of us 
Geo. Mason, Eich Sayer Lemuel 
Newton 

Proved by Richard Sayer & Capt. George Mason two of ye witnesses 
aforesaid March ye 15th, 1707 in open Court & ordered to be Recorded 

Test. Jno Ferebee D C Cur. 
A Copy 

Teste Alvah H Martin C. C 

By W" . H. Barnes D. C. 



Marriages Performed by Rev. George Norris. 147 



MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY REV GEORGE 
NORRIS ' 

(Continued from page llfi.) 

1834 
John Franklin and Miss Jacoramine Bonney 
William Flanagan and Mr^ Kesiah Brown 
Willis Shipp and Miss Catharine Smith 
Lancaster Fentress and Miss Dina Murden 
George B Sorey and Mr* Amey Rainey 
Nehemiah Browne and Miss Nancey Hargrove 
Henry Moses and Miss Polly Douge 
William Jones and Mrs Penelope Mills 
William Etheridge and Miss Caroline Jobson 
W' illiam B Butt and Miss Mary Ann Cox 
William MeClanen and Miss Elizabeth Pebworth 

1835 
Lararell Holmes and Miss Margaret Shipp 
Godfrey West and Miss Betsey West 
Horatio Davis and Miss Frances James 
John S Murden and Miss Catharine Petty 
Thomas J Brock and Mr* Frances Wardsworth 

At a Court held for P. A. County July 3d 1809 

Present 
John Hancock \ Gentle 

Jonathan Woodhouse/ men 

W" D Woodhouse 



Feb 


4 




14 




19 


Mar 


22 




25 


April 


16 


June 


10 


July 


8 


Nov. 


8 




28 


Dec 


26 


May 


2 




14 


June 


13 


Jan 


15 


Feb 


29 



Edw<» H Moseley Jun^ j "^"^^'^^^ 

Absent Anthy Walke 

Present Jesse Morriss Gent 
" George Norriss a Minister of the Baptist Church produced to the 
Court Credentials of his Ordination " " entered into Bond as required 
by an Act to regulate Solemnization &c & " Securities Sowell Norriss 
and John Biddle. In his will made November IS"" 1843, and recorded 
December 4, same year, he gave to his "family his library" except 
the large bible, that I lend to my loving wife during her life, at her 
death I give it to my son George & to his heirs forever. In his ap- 
praisement made the 18'" DeC, 1843, Brown's Bible is valued at $10. 



143 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

1836 
John Murden Sr and Mr® Frances Etheredge. 
John Dyer and Mr^ Sally Watterman 
James W. Portlock and Miss Mary Fountain 
Charles M Carter and Mr'' Mary Lovitt 
William Fentress and Miss Irena Whitehead 
Nathan Land and Miss Amy Maye 
William Godfrey Sr and Mr® Jaca Smith 
James R Ward and Mr® Margaret Garnlo 

1837 
James Hargrove and Miss Martha Fentress 
Corj)rew Land and Miss Margaret S Wright 
James D Fentress and Mr" Martha Butt 
Henry Robinson and Miss Mary Griggs 
Moses Fentress and Miss Amy Land 
Henry M'Clanan and Miss Anne Johnson 
James E Griggs and Miss Maria Murden 
Isaac Williams and Miss Mary Keeling 

1838 
John Widgeon and Miss Barbary Ann E Shipp 
Batson Murden and Miss Margaret Shipp 
Malachi Murden and Miss Frances Mclanan 

1839 
Ezekiel Smith and Miss Sarah Wilkines 
James O Whitehurst & Mr® Eliza A\"right 
James Murden and Miss Jane Land 
William Harbert and Mr® Ann Ansel 
Keeder Brown and Mr® Frances More. 

1841 
Jan 19 John M Smith and Mr® Frances Sykes 

1842 
Jan 22 George Smith and Mr® Anne Leward 
June 20 Charles M Carter and Miss Christeana Berry 
Aug 13 John C Morse and Miss Betsey Ann Sherwood 

1843 
June 13 Jordan Sherwood and Miss Millber Sherwood 



Jan. 


16 




20 


May 


14 


June 


7 




25 


Aug 


30 


Nov 


29 


Dec 


28 


Jan 


12 




24 


Feb 


19 


April 


2 




27 


July 


11 


Sept 


17 


Oct 


14 


Oct 


29 


Jan 


27 


Mar 


6 


Jan 


30 


Mar 


13 




28 


May 


9 


June 


3 



Charles Reid. 149 

CHARLES REID 
Charles Reid the eldest son of George Reid and Elizabeth 
Taylor his wife was born in Forfar Scotland on the 4"' of 
April, 1800, and dying at his residence, 524 East Main street 
Norfolk, Virginia, Tuesday morning, January 17*^, 1899' was 
the last living link in Lower Norfolk County'^ who connected the 
18"' century with the 19^*^, and the last person who had lived in 
Lower Norfolk County continuously from the first year of the 
19*'' Century. He came with his parents in 1801,^ to Virginia, 
where they settled first in Portsmouth, and afterwards in 
Norfolk. His parents^ returned to Scotland temporarily in 
1816, and left him with his uncle, Robert Soutter,^ a Scotch 
merchant, who entrusted him with the settling of his father's 
business. At the age of 21 years, after he had received the 
best education to be obtained in this section, he, with the assist- 
ance of his uncle, Mr. Soutter, went into the grocery and com- 
mission business in Water Street, near Commercial Place. On 

' The funeral took place from the First Presbyterian Church, Thurs- 
day morning, January the 19* . Rev. Edward Mack, the pastor of the 
church, was too ill to be present, and the services were conducted by 
Rev. Dr. J. H. Howerton of Charlotte, N. C, assisted by Rev. Edwin 
B. McCluer of Park Avenue Presbyterian Church and Rev J. W. Law- 
son. He was buried in Cedar Grove Cemetery. 

"^ See page 3, vol. 1, of the Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

^In November, 1888, he told the Editor that he arrived in Virginia 
in August, 1801. •* " All having claims against the subscriber, are de- 
sired to present them for settlement and those indebted are requested 
to make immediate payment as the subscriber intends leaving the 
United States for some time. George Reid, (Norfolk Gazette and Pub- 
lick Ledger, Saturday Evening March 2, 1816) In memory of 
George Reid who died at his residence Oak Hall Norfolk County the 
9"^ Deer 1849, ased 90 years. He was born in Forfar, Scotland. In his 
will made November, 1849, he left to his "wife Betty, negro girl Eliza 
untill the said girl attain to the age of twenty years which will be on 
the fifth day of December one thousand eight hundred and sixty five 
at which time I hereby emancipate and set free the said girl Eliza " 
In memory of Elizabeth wife of George Reid, born in Forfar, Scot- 
land. She came to Norfolk in 1801. In 1858 she removed to Balti- 
more where she died Jan L'6, 1863, aged 86. 

^The Norfolk directory for 1806-1807, says he was a grocer at 4, 
Water street. In the Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald, in 1806, his ad- 
vertisement said he had Mountain family butter for sale at 2, Wide 



150 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 

the 17**^ of March, 1825, he married Miss Lucretia Nash," of 
Portsmouth, who died in 1868. A short time after his mar- 
riage he formed a partnership with his brother George^, and 
did business on Commercial Row, near the ferry wharf. The 
firm prospered, and for 15 years they transacted a large com- 
mission and stave exporting business. George then withdrew 
from the firm, and Charles retired from the grocery business 
and with Robert^ Soutter, Jr., established the stave exporting 
commission and guano business on Nivison's wharf under the 
name of Reid & Soutter, and continued the business until Mr. 
Soutter withdrew to accept a position in New York. After 
the close of the War of Secession he " associated with himself 
his two sons, George C. and James T. S. Reid, under the firm 



Water street. " Copartnership. The subscribers have entered into 
Copartnership under the firm of James Hynd & Co. and will carry on 
their business in the store lately occupied by George Reid — where 
they intend keeping for sale A General Assortment of Groceries 

/From the Norfolk Gazette And\ Robert Soutter 

Publick Ledger for April James Hynd" 

V 30, 1816 / 

He was elected a Ruling Elder of the Presbyterian Church in 
Norfolk in 1814, was a director of the Norfolk branch of the Farmers 
Bank of Virginia in 1819, was a member of the Borough Council, and 
in 1829 was one of the managers of the Norfolk Sunday School Union 
Society. On Friday, January 24, 1806, he was married in Portsmouth 
by the Rev. Mr. Grigsby, to Margaret Taylor. She was sister to the 
wife of George Reid. Robert Soutter Born 9. Dec. 1773. Died 24 July, 
1842. A native of Scotland, but for the last 40 years of his life a resi- 
dent of this Borough. Margaret relict of Robert Soutter, Born April 
7, 1781, Died Nov 10, 1868. The obituary notice in the Norfolk and 
Portsmouth Herald for Tuesday morning, July 26, 1842, says he was 
born in Dundee Scotland, and died, the result of an accident, in Nor- 
folk, on Sunday afternoon, at 4 o'clock, July 24, 1842, in the 69th year 
of his age. James Hynd was a director of the Norfolk Branch of 
the Farmers Bank of Virginia in 1825, 1827, 1829. On Saturday even- 
ing, March 2, 1816, he was married by the Rev. Mr. Paxton to Miss 
Ann Reid, daughter of George Reid. 

"Lucretia Reid wife of Charles Reid died August 23'' 1868, aged 68 
years. 

' Was director in the Norfolk branch of the Bank of Virginia in 1846, 
47, 5), 51, 52, 57, 60 & 61. 

* Was elected Ruling Elder in the Presbyterian Church in 1836 and 
was a director in the Norfolk branch of the Farmers Bank of Virginia 
in 1838, 39 and 40. 



Price of Corn, 1779. " 151 

name of Charles Reid & Sons " and was the senior member of 
the firm at the time of his death. He " was for a number of 
years magistrate, chairman of the Common Councils, President 
of the School Board, a member and president of the Board of 
Harbor Commissioners, President of the Norfolk Savings 
Institution, director of the old Farmers^ Bank of Virginia, 
and a member of the Board of Directors of the Marine Bank. 
He was for many years a leading member and treasurer of the 
First Presbyterian Church " of Norfolk, "also vice president 
of the Seamens Friend Society" "For many years past" he 
" made it a custom to have a family reunion on his birthday " 
He was the father of eight children^" (one dead at the time of 
his death), and he left 108 descendants in children, grand 
children and great grand children, of them 44 were grand 
children and 57 great grand children 



PRICE OF CORN, 1779. 
January 11 Day 1779 
Received of M'' Charles 
Harvey the Sum of three pounds' 
For a barrel of Corn 

Tho^ Hunter, Sen 

9 In 1837, 38, 39, 41, 42, 44, 45, 46, 48 and 49. 

1" Charles (now dead) George C, Robert S., James T. S., Mrs Benja- 
min Gray of Richmond ; Mrs George D. Armstrong of this city ; Mrs 
James C. Spence, of Baltimore, and Mrs Charles E. Thorburn, of 
New York City. It is probable that Mr. Reid was the oldest person 
who ever lived in Norfolk. The American Mortality Table used by 
the Equitable Insurance Company says that out of 100,000 persons 10 
years of age, 3 live to be 95 years old, and in the article, Life Insur- 
ance, in the American Cyclopaedia, published by the Appletons in 
1875, British tables show that out of 100,000 persons 10 years of age, 
4 live to be 98 and 1 reaches the age of 99. A former president of the 
Institute of Actuaries, in his book On Centenarians ; and The Dura- 
tion of the Human Race, London, 1899, — his enquiries were restricted 
to instances of Centenarians exhibited in the experience of Assurance 
Companies and the National Debt Office — was only able to find 22 
centenarians — 18 female and 4 male, of which the oldest, a female, 
attained to the age of 105 years and 8 months. The New York Sun for 
January 16, 1901, says : " Hiram Cronk, the only survivor of the War 
of 1812, was born April 27, 1800." 

' A Virginia pound was $3.33^— the price of the barrel of corn was 
therefore ten dollars in the depreciated Virginia money of the time. 



152 Lower Norfolk Cocnty Virginia Antiquary. 



WITCHCRAFT IN VIRGINIA.^ 

Lower Norff : At a private Co^* held the 23'"'* of May, 1655, 
at the howse of M"" Edward Hall in Linhaven 

Coll. John Sidney M^ John Porter Sen^ 

L* Col: Tho: Lambert Mr John Porter Jun^ 
Mr. Tho: Bridge 

Comrs 
" Whereas div'"^ dangerous & scandalous speeches have beene 
raised by some psons concerneing sev'all women in this Countie 
termeing them to be Witches, whereby their reputacons have 
beene much impaired, and theire lives brought in question 
(ffor avoydeing the like offence) It is by this Co^* ordered that 
what pson soer shall hereafter raise any such like scandal! 
concerninge any partie whatsoev"" and shall not be able to pve 
the same, both upon oath, and by sufficient witnes, such pson 
soe offending shall in the first place paie A thousand pounds 
of tob: and likewyse be lyeable to further Censure of the Co"' " 



LAND AND SLAVE OWNERS P. A. COUNTY, 1775. 

(A Recapitulation) 

There were in Princess Anne County in 1775, not including 
the Black Water Precinct, the report of which has not been 
found, 445 land owners who owned 107,958 acres of land, or 
more than 242J acres to each owner. 



' This appeare.l in the William and Mary College Quarterly His- 
torical Papers for July, 1895. 

2&3Xhe Porters were brothers. "The custom of giving two sons 
the same Christian name was not uncommon in England at this 
period (1656). There are instances where three brothers bore the 
same name. In one of the latter cases, cited by Col. Joseph L. Chester 
in a letter to the writer, they are designated in one document "John 
the elder, John the younger, and John the middle."— ; he Hilton 
Family, by John T. Hassam, A. M. See note 5, p. 105, vol. 1 of the 
Antiquary. 



Land and Slave Owners, P. A. Co., 1775. 



153 



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1260 


a 


1 '' 








1352 


ii 


1 " 








1370 


a 


1 " 








1433 


a 


1 " 








2022 


a 


1 " 








2096 


a 


1 " 








72481 


a 



445 

There were at the same time 326 owners of tithable slaves 
who owned 1394 tithables, nearly 4^ to each owner 
106 owned 1 each 106 



62 




2 




124 


38 




3 




114 


25 




4 




100 


25 




5 




125 


19 




6 




114 


9 




7 




63 


7 




8 




56 


5 




9 




45 


4 




10 




40 


5 




11 




55 


2 




12 




24 


2 




13 




26 


2 




14 




28 



154 Lower Norfolk County Virginia Antiquary. 



lo^ 


svnec 


15 


each 


15 


2 




16 




32 


1 




17 




17 


2 




18 




36 


2 




19 




38 


1 




20 




20 


1 




22 




22 


1 




24 




24 


1 




26 




26 


1 




28 




28 


1 




33 




33 


1 




83 




83 



326 1394 

There were in the County 95 riding chairs and two chariots 
and 987 white tithables 



PRICE OF A YOUNG MARE, 1741. 
The Estate of Nath° Laiigley to Marg' Johnson is Dr 

LSD 

To one Young Mare 2 7 6 

To one Bar" of Corn at 10 

June the 9'M743 X2.. 17.. 6 

Errors Excepted p'' me 

Marg* Johnson 
These are to Certify whom it may Concern that Marg' 
Johnson came before me one of his Matys Justices of the peace 
for the County of Princess Ann and made oath that the above 
ace* was Justly due out of the Estate of the above (worn) 
Nath° Langley Deed and that She never Rec" any Satisfaction 
for the Same Given Under my hand this 9**^ Day of June 
Anno Dom 1743. 

Tho^ Hunter^ 

^ He was a brother of John Hunter who married Jacomine Johnson, 
daughter of Marg'^. 



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