various errors in the "Dickenson Story" as it has come down to us. Two
of the more glaring errors are (1) that Mary Powell, wife of Henry
the Clerk, was the daughter of Ambrose Powell, and (2) that the
Dickensons were descended from Henry, who came to Virginia with
Walter and John in 1654. The search for Mary Powell constitutes a study
in itself, which is not presented in this treatise. The denouncement of
Wharton Dickenson's story of the three brothers was published in the
Genealogist, Volume 18, page 243, October-December 1974.
Here the subject is
so much negation of stories as developing a positive framework of the
history. We therefore begin circa 1800 with related family members in
Southwest Virginia area.
These members are
Humphrey, Henry, James, Mary, Elizabeth and Fanny.
It has often been
that Archelaus and Humphrey were the first to migrate to Southwest
circa 1769 (1). There seems little reason to doubt this, and it
they were "older brothers."
We know of no extant
date for Archelaus. He married Prudence Rowlett of Prince Edward
Virginia. (2) He died in 1806. (3)
is said to be 8 October, 1747. (4) The date of his death seems to
a problem. There is little doubt that he was killed by the Indians on
island in the Clinch River. The inventory of the estate of Humphrey
is found in Washington County records filed 17 August, 1779. (5)
from other records of a "Humphrey Dickenson." In the Davis Cemetery in
Washington County is a tombstone stating Humphrey Dickenson died 19
1812, age 65 (born 1747). The Mongle-Gobble genealogy lists Elizabeth
as marrying "Murphy Dickenson." (6) This Elizabeth Mongle is said to
been born 23 August, 1783. It is true that in the inventory of Humphrey
Dickenson of 1779 his wife is named Elizabeth. However, Elizabeth
born in 1783 was not born at the time the inventory record above is
There is the will of
Humphrey Dickenson recorded in Washington County records under date of
1822 (7). He names his wife Elizabeth, son Abram, daughters Sally and
and states there are 4 other children who are married.
This puzzle is
insofar as the author knows at this time. For my part, the logical
would be that Humphrey, brother of Archelaus, is the one who was killed
circa 1779. In an entry in the Washington County records under date of
21 August, 1792 conveys to John Dickenson, grandson of Henry Dickenson,
late of Prince Edward County, child of Humphrey, one Negro man slave
Dick. This is witnessed by Humphrey Dickenson. Here then, if seems
that Humphrey killed by the Indians had sons named Humphrey and John.
Humphrey of the will of 1822 could reasonably be the Humphrey of this
document. The origin of the Humphrey in the Davis Cemetery, is not so
Henry Dickenson, the
married Mary Powell. She is believed to be the daughter of Henry
who died in Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, Virginia. (8) According to
records, the marriage took place in 1768, but I know of no
for this. (9) We know from tombstone data that Henry was born 29
1750 and died 5 July, 1825.
James Dickenson was
to be the youngest son. We know his birth date from the census, (10)
legend says he lived to be 96 years old. He was born in 1764 and died
1860, probably early in the year before the census was taken. He
Rosamond Carter. (11)
is unknown at this time. She married John Hawkins, who pre-deceased
(12) Her descendants state she went with her two sons, John and
to Madison County, Kentucky, where she died. She married second, George
of the bright red hair, was said by her descendants to have been born
1747. (14) She married Henry Hamblen of Prince Edward County. She is
to have been killed by the Indians, but the date is uncertain. The
history records 17 August, 1786. According to James Hagy (op. Cit.,
76), the first attack on Mary was in 1781, and the following year she
killed in a second attack. Mr. Hagy gives as reference the pension
of James Fraley, and Summers' History of Southwest Virginia, pp. 365,
has been the family celebrity, since her story of capture by the
and subsequent escape was newsworthy for 100 years. It was 29 June,
that her husband, Archibald Scott, was killed by the Indians, and the
slain before Fanny's eyes. (15) After her escape, she married Thomas
An extensive history of Fanny can be found in the files of Dr. Leland
Tate, Blacksburg, Virginia, a descendant of Fanny.
We can postulate
since the oldest child was 8 years old at the time of her death in 1785
(born 1777), Fanny was born circa 1758, if we make the presumption that
she was about 18 years old when she married Archibald Scott. Fanny died
8 (or 9) of May, 1796. (16)
There was at least
more sibling in this family - William Jennings Dickenson - who probably
never saw Western Virginia. (17) His will is found in Prince Edward
1781, in which he leaves his real estate to his father Henry Dickenson,
and his personal property to his mother, Agnes. It is assumed he was
All of these
with the possible exception of James, were born in Louisa County,
as will be shown. It is a mistake to say they were born in Prince
County. There were children of Henry Dickenson and Agnes Jennings.
We have no marriage
for Henry Dickenson and Agnes Jennings. The Jennings family of Hanover
and Nottoway Counties, have kept records which state that Agnes was
in 1729 (19) - that she was born in 1727, (20) in Hanover County,
Her father owned large acreages of land in several Virginia counties,
descendants have traced the family back to the 1500's in England.
Of Henry's birth we
no record, but we know he was born in Caroline County, Virginia,
at a time when this section was still a part of King William County. He
is reported to have had at least 7 siblings. (21) His father was Thomas
Dickenson, who left a will in Caroline County in 1734, which has not
preserved. (22) The author made inquiry in the Caroline County Court
and the State Library at Richmond. We know that Henry was left a
of 466 acres in Louisa County.
According to the
patents of Louisa County, Thomas Dickenson got 1,000 acres of land on
Creek 17 August, 1725, on both sides of the Overton Fork of the Elk
(Although listed as Louisa County, this area was in Hanover County in
Henry's legacy was part of this land patent.
Henry and Agnes sold
land, together with "the houses and appurtenances thereto belonging,
same is the land given and bequeathed by the last will and testament of
Thomas Dickarson, late of the County of Caroline (dec'd) unto his son
relation being had to the county court of Caroline, it will more fully
appear." This land was sold to Griffith Dickarson. (23)
Louisa County as
from Hanover in 1742. It would appear then, that the Jennings family
near the Dickenson holdings in Louisa, which would explain how Henry
Agnes Jennings. Judging from such birth dates as we have of their
they were probably married in the 1740's, about the time the area was
from Hanover to Louisa.
Whether this legacy
Henry was raw land or developed by Henry and Agnes, we do not know. In
either event, it was definitely a homestead when Henry decided to sell
it in 1765.
Why he wanted to
and go to Prince Edward County is an unsolved puzzle. No land grant for
Henry in Prince Edward County has been discovered. We do know that
served in what was called the "Indian Militia" in 1754 (24). On 17
1758 Henry was paid 5 shillings for furnishing provisions for the
and was still on the military roster at that time. (25) This was the
of the French and Indian Wars, and lands were sometimes granted for
service. The government had no money to pay the militia, and in fact,
men refused to serve. The Indians were such a peril that men would not
leave their families unprotected to join the militia. (26) The only
that could be offered militia men was land.
A record of such a
may exist, but the author has not found it. Land patents were being
by King George II of England in Prince Edward County in 1745 and 1763.
(27) But there is little reason to suppose that Dickensons would
land from such a source. They were already an "old family in the
and not likely to come under the notice of the King of England.
In searching the
of Prince Edward County, the first entry concerning Henry Dickenson was
on 18 July, 1774, at which time he deeded 133 acres of land on the
River to his son William. (Bounded on one side by land of Archelaus
(28) On the same day, Henry sold John Maddox 150 acres on a fork of the
Sandy River (on Owens and Womack's line). (29)
In other words,
is selling land, and has seemingly already given land to Archelaus,
we have not learned how or where or when he got the land. However, some
of the early records of Prince Edward County were destroyed in the War
between the States. We do not know whether Henry removed his family
or after the sale of the Louisa property, which makes it problematical
where James was born.
We can deduce that
sent some of his children to school in Louisa County. We find from the
records that one Philip Cosby taught a private community school in the
vicinity of Elk Creek. Philip died in 1763, and among those indebted to
his estate were:
Henry Dickenson 1 pound 19s. O. D.
Griffith Dickenson, 1 pound 19s. O.
For seven months and 16 days
This does not
tell us which
child was the pupil. But we can deduce that Henry, who later became
and who was 13 years old at the time of Philip Cosby's death, quite
at one time or another, was a student in this school. With the
farmstead and the school both on Elk Creek, the inference is strong.
We have no definite
on the religious affiliations of the family. For many years Dickensons
were members of the Baptist Church known as Goldmine (on a Creek by
name) in Louisa County. But their surviving records begin in 1770, and
the family under discussion was by then, presumably, in Prince Edward
We do have some reason to believe they were not Presbyterians. Church
of Old Briary are available, and no Dickensons are listed. (31) The
knows of no early records in Washington County to indicate the church
of the family.
We believe Agnes
Dickenson died in 1785. A census was taken in that year in Prince
County, in which Henry Dickenson is shown with 3 whites in his family,
1 dwelling and 4 other buildings. Family legend says that after Agnes
Henry went to live with James, his youngest son, in Russell County, and
took along 20 slaves. It is likely the census was taken early in the
because we find in Washington County, under the date of 8 December,
"Henry Dickinson, late of Prince Edward County," gave his daughter
one Negro slave named Benjamin "I lent to Nathaniel Scott." This places
Agnes' death as some time in 1785. We have no record of Henry's death.
The last court entry is that quoted above in which Henry Dickenson gave
the slave to John, son of Humphrey - 21 August, 1792.
Henry's father, as
been shown by the deed in Louisa County referred to above, was Thomas
We do not know who Thomas married. T. E. Campbell, in his book on
County, stated that in 1744 Sarah Dickenson renounced the will of
Dickenson because her legacy was less than her dower. (32)
In the Caroline
Order Book 1740-46, on page 457 is the case of summons in dower between
Sarah Dickason, widow, plaintiff and William Daniel, the Younger,
(march 1744-45). This case came up in the May court (page 472) and was
continued. It came up again the following September (page 533) and was
again continued. On December 13 Sarah Dickerson posted her bond to
Daniel, proved by the oaths of Samuel Bowdre, John Williams and John
(p. 545). The next day, Saturday, December 14, the action in dower
Sarah Dickason, plaintiff and William Daniel, defendant was dismissed,
being agreed. (P. 553).
There is nothing
to show that Sarah Dickason (Dickenson) is the widow of Thomas. She is
merely styled as a widow, and we have no knowledge as to how many
Dickensons" were in the area in 1744. In any event, Thomas' will was
in 1734, and ten years would be pretty late to protest a will.
T. E. Campbell was a
of Caroline County and knew the people. He might have had records not
to the general public, to state that "Thomas Dickenson had 8 children
9 years. (P. 47). But if Mr. Campbell knew that Thomas' widow was
such record is not available to us.
The action in dower,
seems to indicate that this Sarah was a Daniel before her marriage.
of Virginia Daniels have been searched for a Sarah who married a
but without result. The matter of Thomas' wife bears further study, but
at present we have no presumptive evidence to identify her.
We are reaching back
to an era when records are sparse, and proof is difficult. We are told
by C. W. Cram, in his book "Gods, Graves and Scholars," that hypothesis
belongs to the working method of any science: it is a legitimate form
speculation proceeding from established results. However, the
must be based on established results - in other words, also on
- and not "wandering in the wild blue yonder." Wharton Dickenson did
this, falsifying data and foisting a fraudulent genealogy on Dickenson
descendants. Unfortunately, it is muchly referred to and widely
As has clearly been
above, one cannot accept statements in books, but must refer back to
documents which they purport to interpret. Ray S. Worth, in his book on
Tennessee Cousins, contains errors on Dickensons, which have been used
without checking the original source. Statements in books have often
in error, and it is not permissible to use books to build a genealogy;
With this in mind,
begin the search for the forebears of Thomas Dickenson, and lacking
which have been destroyed, we must proceed to gather existing facts and
project a probably theory.
Examining the land
of Caroline County, we find that the Dickensons have grants in St.
1717 Thomas Dickenson, 390 acres on the
Anna at the mouth of Hawkins Creek.
1717 Griffith Dickenson, 400 acres on
North Anna, above Thomas Dickenson's grant.
1725 William Dickenson, 400 acres -
1726 Thomas Dickenson, 400 acres -
1727 William Dickenson, 400 acres -
1728 Griffin Dickenson, 400 acres -
We know that
was formed in 1727 from King and Queen, King William and Essex
Hence these grants were mostly made prior to the time the area was
known as Caroline.
The next record we find preceding,
Quit Rents of 1704. Here we find:
Dickason, Thomas, King William County
Dickason, William, King William County,
One would assume
Thomas who had 100 acres in King William County in 1704 is the same
who got 390 acres in 1717, and he acquired more land in the same area -
since it was the boundary line that put him in Caroline when it was
off" of King William County.
Are there two brothers living in the
in 1704 (William and Thomas) who are joined by a younger brother,
at a later date?
Was some of this
retained in King William County? In 1731, among the tithables of that
was listed: Thomas Deekens. (33)
We have entries in
William County concerning William. Most of the records were destroyed
fire in 1885. We do find that in 1704 Phillip Whitehead sued the estate
of John Pettivor, dec'd, and the Commissioners were Thomas Spencer,
Butler and William Dickinson. (34)
From the sparse
photographed and placed in the Virginia State Library, is a volume of
between 1702 and 1707 of King William County. On page 372 is an entry
that William Dickason and Abraham Willaroy bought a lot of « acre
in Delaware Town on 20 day of June, 1707, for which they paid 482
of tobacco. The witness signatures are torn off.
In another volume of
papers for the years 1721-1722, is a fragment of a deed in which
Dickinson conveys 78 acres of land to Rich. Watts. This instrument is
and mutilated, but the sum of 20 pounds is mentioned, and "yearly rent
of one pepper corn at the feast of St. Michael...be demanded to the
that by virtue of these presents...the said Rich. Watts may be in
possession of these premises." Nathaniel also says this is land of
he is "rightfully seized." It is attested 15 day of February in, the
Year of the Reign of __________. 1721 was the seventh year of the reign
of George I.
This is somewhat
In no other record do we find Nathaniel was granted any lands, and
was so many missing records of Quit Rents that we have no information
how Nathaniel acquired this land. But he says he is "rightfully seized."
Can we assume that
does not like King William County, and has decided to sell out and go
Is he related to the other Dickensons who apparently do like this area?
We do not know where Nathaniel went, but we do find that a Nathaniel
died in Louisa County in 1753, and he left one of his plantations to
son, Griffith. (35) We can look upon this as presumptive evidence that
the Nathaniel who made the will was related to Griffith Dickenson of
William or Caroline County.
We note from the
of the will of Thomas Dickenson on 13 June 1734, that it was presented
by Griffeth Dickerson and Thomas Dickerson, the executors, and that it
was proved by the witnesses James Garland and James Dickerson. (36) It
would seem that Griffith is Thomas' brother, and that the other
is the son of the deceased. We have no clue as to whether James is also
a son or not. It seems likely.
As for the Garlands,
took up lands on the opposite banks of the North Anna, in Hanover
We believe that Dickensons married Garlands. This is shown in later
where we find a Garland Dickenson of Louisa County is an absentee owner
of land in Hanover County. (37) Presumably the James Garland who
Thomas' will is a son-in-law.
There are so many
records in the middle and late 1700's in this general area that it is
to make any lineage record that is not specifically stated in documents.
However, let us
chronology to the records we have found. It is noted that William
can be placed in King William County in 1704 and again in 1707. But his
name does not appear in the land grants of 1717. The name William does
not appear in the grants until 1725. In the meantime, we find Nathaniel
selling land in 1721 of which he is "rightfully seized," but for which
there is no record of a land grant.
It appears then that
William found in 1704 is older than Thomas, and has died between 1707
1717, and that a son Nathaniel, who is younger than Thomas, has
his land. The William who appears in 1725 is not likely to be the same
William of King William County.
Do we then have a
Dickenson, with sons named Thomas, Griffith and Nathaniel? As we go
back in the records, it can be shown that this is a chronological
of West Virginia worked on his family history, in which he states that
his James Dickenson was the son of Thomas Dickenson and Susanna
of Caroline County, and that Thomas is a descendent of Griffith
who patented land in James Cittie County in 1656. (38) William Elmore
offered no proof of this, and he died in 1915 in Texas.
a name so common in the 1700's and even up to the present date, that
them is no mean task. However, in the 1600's there is only one Griffith
Dickenson. Griffith is an uncommon first name, and to be repeated so
down the years indicates it is a family name, let us examine the
of the Griffith Dickenson of the 1600's, and try to locate an earlier
We find that
Dickinson is named as a member of the New Kent County Militia in 1702.
(39) Can we assume that Griffith is younger than Thomas, and served in
the New Kent County Militia before going over to join Thomas and
Other documents we can pursue will also pertain to Dickensons in New
County, as will be shown. Was he named for his grandfather?
Let us see what we
find on the Griffith Dickenson in Virginia in the 1600's. He did indeed
patent land in Virginia on 5 January, 1656, 300 acres on the southwest
side of Moses Creek and on the northerly branch of Tomahack Creek above
Nickatorinces quarter, for transporting 6 persons, himself twice,
Dickenson, William Jones and Susan Crotch. This, of course, is a count
of 5, not 6. The author checked this patent with the originals in
State Library, and it is correct as given above. Therefore, it would
that his wife Elizabeth is also counted twice. (40) Such grants were
in the amount of 50 acres for each person transported. However, one
not assume that the date of the patent represents the date of arrival.
The patent might be based on those who had long since arrived and
This entry does tell
that Griffith had made at least two trips from England before 1656, and
the inference is that his wife also made two trips. That she was his
can also be shown by the records of St. Martin Orgar, London, where the
marriage record shows that Griffith Dickenson married Elizabeth
on 12 June, 1649. (41) No ages or parents are given in this document.
rate lists show that Thomas Springall was a resident there in this
but no proof of parentage has been found. (42) We can deduce that
and Elizabeth came to Virginia any time between 1649 and 1956, for the
not a planter, and seemingly patented the land because he could get it.
He was a trader, dealer, speculator or some kind of business man.
In existing records
Surry County, we find the entry "26 June, 1656/7 The balance of the
of Maj. Jno. Westhorpe, dec'd. One of creditors was Griffith Dickenson.
(43) On 16 December, 1664 there is the petition of Griffith Dickinson,
entreating his friend Capt. Thomas Pittman to petition the court on his
behalf and grant an order against John Dolyes(?) Estate. (44) Also on 3
May, 1656, Jno. Baldwin and Griffith Dickson have a suit, which they
Robert Stanton to defer to the next court. (45)
Then we find
pursuing a proposition frowned upon by the authorities. On 10
1663, an order of the Assembly: Divers persons (5) have erected wares
the Face of the town, contrary to the order of the Assembly. Each was
a fine of 2,000 pounds of tobacco and cask. One of these culprits was
familiar with the terminology then current, states that wares refers to
weirs, which was the term used for a dam. These five men seem to have
a dam in the James River, at or near Jamestown, which in some way upset
the order of things. They obviously did not believe their project would
have deleterious effects, but the event proved them wrong.
His business deals
have been profitable. The Assembly apparently knew these men could pay
a stiff fine. They probably also had to stand the expense of tearing
We do not know the
of Griffith's death, but we know it was before 1673. We find this
28 May, 1673. The difference between Tho. Wilkinson as marrying the
of Griffith Dickeson, and William Towne, is referred to the next county
court of New Kent, who are to determine the difference. (47)
Who is William
and what does he have to do with the widow's property? Did William
marry a daughter of Griffith and Elizabeth, and is trying to get some
Griffith's estate out of the hands of her step- father, Thomas
Did any sons come into this litigation? We do not know, because the
of New Kent County have been destroyed.
The last record we
on Griffith was 16 December, 1664, in Surry County. He may have die din
the late 1660's. Since we know the marriage took place in 1649, we now
see why Thomas, Griffith and Nathaniel are not likely to be the sons of
Griffith, but presumably grandsons. And this would tie in with the
that William of King William County is their father. If William was
in the early 1605's and died after 1707, he would have lived a
life span. But to presume that Nathaniel, who died in 1753 is a child
Griffith of Virginia, would be, though not impossible, yet improbable.
Having located the
in New Kent County, where Griffith's estate is to be adjudicated, we
for other entries that might be significant. On the April 16, 1684
and levies of New Kent County. John Diggason is awarded 21 pounds of
for carrying a letter to Lt. Story. On Thursday 28 October, 1686, in a
letter submitted by the clerks to their Lordship, one of the members of
the Custom Commission is William Dickinson. (48) The names John and
are too common to assign without proof. But we can bear in mind, since
we have still another entry that may or may not be significant. In the
next century we find he will of William Morris of New Kent County,
on 25 January, 1745/6, naming among his heirs, his daughter Eliza
and his grandsons John and Arthur Dickenson. (49)
We do not know
origin. In the parish of St. Martin Orgar where he was married in
no Dickenson families can be found in the records for that period.
work has been done on English records, without finding a clue.
That he was the son
Jeremiah Dickenson, who came over in 1620, can now be disproved.
patented land in James Cittie County in 1636 and 1638. (50) There are
entries in the records concerning these lands.
"10 April, 1651 to
Taylor, 500 acres in James Cittie County on the Chippoakes, beginning
Swan Bay and north toward the river mouth, formarly granted to Jeremy
by patent dated 6 May, 1638, and granted to said Taylor by order of the
Governor and Council 24 October, 1650, in the right of his wife, the
in-law of said Dickenson." (51)
In other words,
is no male claimant to Jeremiah's land. Nomenclature of the day was not
consistent with ours, so that we do not know whether Robert Taylor's
was a daughter of Jeremiah, or possibly his widow. But the claimant is
not a male bearing the name of Dickenson. The other entry is:
22 June 1668. Thomas Ludwell, Esq., Escheator General, Writ 5 October
to enquire what lands Jeremiah Dickeson was at the tyme of his death
of. Jury find that Jeremiah Dickinson was at the time of his death
of 500 acres in James Citty County (but now called Surry) upon Upper
Creeke, commonly known by the name of Swan Bay, which became due unto
Dickinson by patt. 6 May 1638 and that Jeremiah Dickenson made noe
neither is there any heire in the country. We give verdict that the 500
acres is escheated." (52)
Our records show
Griffith's widow, if not Griffith himself, was in the colony in 1667
1668. Obviously the old records which claim the Dickensons descend from
Jeremiah, are in error.
The search continues
some document showing the origin of Griffith. Dickensons have ever been
prolific as well as adventurous, as is evident to anyone who has made
of a study of English records pertaining to them. In the 1600's they
by no means all living in England, as can be seen by examining the
of Bermuda, West Indies, and New England. A Thomas Dickenson was in
South Carlina as early as the 1600's. It is no easy problem to locate
(1) For example, see Castle's Woods:
Virginia Settlement 1769-1799, James W. Hagy, a thesis presented to the
Faculty Department of History, East Tennessee State University, 1966,
(2) As shown by the will of John
filed 3 October, 1776, Prince Edward County, Will Book 1-7, p.
(3) Washington County, Virginia Will
3, p. 17, Inventory of Archelaus Dickenson, 25 September 1806.
(4) From the files of Harry Dickenson,
Florida (not proved).
(5) Washington County, Virginia Will
1, p. 28 Inventory of Humphrey Dickenson, 17 August, 1779.
(6) Genealogy submitted by Glenn
Los Angeles, California
(7) Washington County Will Book 9, p.
13 May, 1822.
(8) Amelia County, Virginia Will Book
p. 79, Will of Henry Powell 22 November, 1764.
(9) DAR Patriot Index, Vol. 150, p.
(10) 1850 Census of Russell County,
in which his age is given as 86.
(11) Will of Thomas Carter, Russell
Virginia filed 1 August 1803.
(12) Washington County, Virginia Will
2, p. 1349.
(13) Data of Betty Stuart, nee Hawkins,
in Sewanee, Tennessee, now Fairfax, VA.
(14) Records of Mrs. J. H. Letton,
(15) Calendar of State Papers, vol. IV,
(16) See Journal of the Letters of
Asbury, Nashville, Abingdon Press, 1958, Vol. II, pp 85-87. However,
of the Methodist Church of Blacksburg state that John Kobler preached
funeral sermon of Fanny.
(17) There may have been others who did
survive, and no record found of any.
(18) Prince Edward County, Virginia
Book 1, p. 268.
(19) Documented Notes on Jennings and
Families, 1961 (Atlanta Public Library).
(20) Records of Salt Lake City, said to
based on a pamphlet of Mary J. Hardester, great-granddaughter of
Jennings, father of Agnes. Her birth date varies in this record and
cited in footnote 19. (21) History of Caroline County, T. E. Campbell,
Dietz Press, Richmond, p. 47. (22) Caroline County, Virginia Order Book
1732-1734, p. 140.
(23) Louisa County, Virginia Deed Book
p 111, 9 September 1765.
(24) History of Louisa County, Malcolm
Harris, Dietz Press, Richmond, p. 49.
(25) Hennings Statutes at Large, Vol.
(26) Malcolm Harris, op. Cit.
(28) Deed Book 5, p. 306, Records of
(29) Ibid, Book 5, page 310.
(30) Malcolm H. Harris, op. Cit. Pp
(31) Old Briary Church, Prince Edward
Virginia from an old copy compiled by James W. Douglas, Richmond, Dec.
1828. Reprint 1971 by Thomas Proctor Hughes, Jr., 4140 Chanwil Ave.,
(32) T. E. Campbell, op. Cit., p.
(33) Virginia Magazine, Vol. 13, p.
(34) Virginia Magazine, Vol. 31, p.
(35) Louisa County Will Book 1, p. 30,
(36) Caroline County Order Book
(37) Virginia Migrations Hanover
Vol. II, 1743-1871, Glazebrook, 1949.
(38) See William and Mary Quarterly,
I, Vol. 15, p. 253. Also Series I, Vol. 22, p. 62.
(39) Archives Section of Virginia State
card file of what has been presently calendered from old records.
(40) Patent records can be found in
and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666,
Nell Marion Nugent, Genealogical Publishing Company, Baltimore, 1963,
English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, Louis des Cognets, Jr.,
N. J., 1958 (private publications).
(41) Parish Records of St. Martin Orgar
be found in the Library of the Society of Genealogists, 37 Harrington
London SW7, or Boyd's list of marriages in England, found in the New
(42) Records of Guild Hall, London.
made by the king and by the church.
(43) Surry County, Virginia County
Records, Book 1, 1652-1672, Abstracts p. 88.
(44) Ibid, p. 252.
(45) Ibid, p. 100.
(46) Virginia Records from the Randolph
Virginia Magazine, Vol. 17, p. 342. Also Journal of the House of
1659/60-1693, pp. 48, 49.
(47) Minutes of the Council of Virginia
General Court, edited by H. L. McIlwaine, Vol. 1670-76, p. 344.
(48) Journals of the House of Burgesses
Virginia, Vol. 1659-60-1693, p. 257.
(49) Will quoted in Virginia
Vol. 11, pp. 51-60.
(50) Land patents in the Library in
or see Neil Marion Nugent or Louis des Cognets, Jr., as quoted in
(52) Virginia Miscellany in the Ms.
of Library of Congress, Foreign Business and Inquisitions, 1665-1679 -
Papers of Thomas Jefferson. Quoted in Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 19,
2, June, 1975, p. 130.
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