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Friday, July 13, 2018

A Good Marriage Brings Prosperity #vagenealogy #vaancestry #vawils #vaestates #vamarriages #virginiapioneersnet

A Good Marriage Brings Prosperity

Shirley PlantationShirley PlantationWhen John Carter married Elizabeth Hill, the daughter of William Hill I who established Shirley plantation in 1613, he inherited thousands of acres of land in Charles City County and build the manor house ca 1723, a tradition of many generations followed. Today, the manor is on exhibit to the public and features many of its original furnishings, which is unusual for an estate that old. John Carter accumulated other plantations in Richmond, Westmoreland, Lancaster, King William, Hanover, Fauquier and Caroline Counties which were passed down to Charles Carter. When Charles Carter died, he mentioned "Nanty Parson" plantation in Lancaster County and "Pampatike" plantation in King William County. His last will and testament gave precise bequests, assuring that Shirley Plantation would remain in the family.

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Burdensome Taxes Fixed on Colonists #vagenealogy #vaancestry #vawils #vaestates #vamarriages #virginiapioneersnet

Burdensome Taxes Fixed on Colonists

tobacco being shippedIf you resided in the Virginia colony in the 17th century, you were not exempted from the taxation of the English lords. Here is but one burdensome tax. The remuneration of each person conveying the tobacco of others in his sloop or shallow to Jamestown was fixed at ten pounds (per thousand), and the owner of the storehouse in which it was deposited was to receive six pounds of the same proportion. After the statute became law, however, colonists found a way around it. The planter rolled his tobacco on board the merchantman at his wharf, or transported it in a sloop of his own to a point where the vessel was lying. Since all of the work was provided by his own men, no expense was incurred. If such a tax were imposed during low prices for tobacco, it would have been intolerable.  Names of Ancestors in Charles City Co. Virginia

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The Good Servant of Governor Yeardley #vagenealogy #vaancestry #vawils #vaestates #vamarriages #virginiapioneersnet

The Good Servant of Governor Yeardley

Weyandoke PlantationThomas Dunn came to Virginia when he was sixteen years old at the servant of Sir George Yeardley, Knight, Governor and Captain-General of Virginia. He was listed on the Muster of persons residing at Flower Dieu Hundred in 1623, being situated on the south side of the James River and being part of the Weyanoke Plantation, the home of Governor Yeardley. The home was on the border of Charles City County, later Surry County. Dunn must have earned good standing with his betters, because when Robert Burgess died in 1683, he left his land to Thomas Dunn, the son of John Dunn Sr. of Surry County. Later, in 1700, Thomas Dunn of Martins Brandon Parish in Charles City County, planter, sold this same land given to him by Burgess.

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French Privateers on the High Seas #vagenealogy #vaancestry #vawils #vaestates #vamarriages #virginiapioneersnet

French Privateers on the High Seas

a Bermuda SloopA bermuda-sloop which was used by the Royal Navy during the 1800s. As early as the 15th century privateering was commonplace and troublesome. Trade was always controversial subject on the high seas, and countries such as Spain and France employed privateers to capture treasure. They were given letters of marque which empowered them to use hostile actions towards foreign vessels, as though they were at war. They owed their allegiance to the country which hired them and would be prosecuted, even hanged, should they not return with treasure within two years or so. Actually vessels which were captured were subject to condemnation and sale under prize law, with the proceeds divided between the private sponsors. On 22 August 1804 French privateers captured His Majesty's sloop "Lilly. " For this time period, the Royal Navy employed the Bermuda sloop as a cruiser against French privateers, slavers, and smugglers, and also as its standard advice vessels. A gaff rig, it was constructed with three masts and required large, experienced crews. It carried aboard communications and important persons, and performed reconnaissance duties for the fleets. A rare list of the officers of this captured vessel is included in the collections of "Genealogy Vault." The "Lilly" must have been sold accordingly, and its log containing the list of officers taken. Names of Ancestors in Charles City County Virginia

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Names of Virginia Ancestors --- > Charles City County #vagenealogy #vaancestry #vawils #vaestates #vamarriages #virginiapioneersnet

Charles City County, Virginia Genealogy, Wills, Estates, Marriages

Shirley Plantation
Shirley Plantation, home of Charles Carter.

Charles City County was named after the son of King James who later became King Charles I of England. It was one of four boroughs created by the Virginia Company in 1619. Westover Plantation was built about 1730 by William Byrd II, founder of Richmond and Petersburg, and features English box woods and colonial gardens; open to the public. Other plantations located in this county go along the James River, viz: Shirley Plantation, Berkeley Plantation, Westover Plantation, Sherwood Forest Plantation, and Greenway Plantation. Charles City is the county seat. The Carter wills of Shirley Plantation and Ladd wills are available on this website as well as many other famous Virginians who resided in this county. Anyone searching for their ancestors in Charles City County will no doubt run across the famous families who built the wealthy plantations and generated the local economy.

Charles City County Wills, Estates, Marriages available to members of Virginia Pioneers

Marriages

  • Marriages to 1699

Miscellaneous Wills

  • Byrd, William, LWT (1700)
  • Byrd, William, LWT (1774)
  • Clay, John, LWT (transcript)
  • England, Francis, LWT (transcript)
  • Gregory, John, Jr., LWT (transcript)
  • Harrison, Benjamin, LWT (transcript)
  • Izard, Rebecca, LWT (transcript)
  • Munford, Robert, LWT (transcript)
  • Munford, William, LWT (transcript)
  • Rogers, John, LWT, transcript Tyler, John, LWT (transcript

Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1655 to 1656

Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1689 to 1690

Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1724 to 1731

Digital Images of Wills and Estates 1766 tp 1774

(names of testators of above records not provided due to lack of space)

Digital Images of Wills 1789 to 1808

Names: Testators: Anderson, David Austin, William Ballard, Thomas Ballard, William Bartow, James Bates, James Beeck, Benjamin Benford, John Benge, James Berkley, Benjamin Binns, Mary Blanks, Elizabeth Blanks, James Blanks, John Bradley, Dancy Bradley, James Bradley, Joseph Brown, Abraham Brown, Sarah Bullifont, James Burton, Elizabeth Burton, William Carter, Charles of Shirley Plantation Carter, Mildred Carter, Robert Cary, Robert Charles, Lydia Charles, Phillip Charles, Willis Sr. Christian, Gideon Christian, William Clarke, Sarah Cocke, Jane Crew, Benjamin Crew, Benjamin (2) Crew, John Drake, Robert Drinkard, William Durfey, Francis Durfey, Samuel Duke, Henry Edmondson, Elizabeth Edmondson, Margaret Edward, William Finch, Ann Finch, Edward Finch, Elizabeth Folkes, William Fry, Robert Gill, Ingraham Gilliam, Ann Graves, William Griffith, Thomas Hardyman, Littlebury Harris, Frances or Francis Harris, James Harrison, Benjamin Jr. Harrison, James Harwood, William Hogg, Jessey Hurt, James Irby, Hardyman Irby, John Johnson, Jacob Knibb, John Lacy, Henry Ladd, Amos Ladd, Anna Ladd,James Ladd, William Lyon, Daniel Major, Martha Manable, Edward McBrown, Allen Merry, David Minge, Ann Shields Mountcastle, Joseph Munford, Robert Murrell, Thomas New, Richard Oley, William Parrish, Elizabeth Pavely, John Perry, Littleberry Phillips, Elizabeth Quick, Henry Randolph, William Sr. Roach, James Russell, Edward Southall, Henry Southall, James Spraggins, Elizabeth Spraggins, Thomas Stagg, Thomas Sr. Vaughan, William Shields Walker, Rebecca Walker, Richardson Wilkinson, David Willcox, Hannah Williams, Brazure Williamson, Frances Willis, Eady

Digital Images of Wills 1808 to 1824

Names: Testators: Adams, John ;Apperson, Martha ;Ballard, John; Barrow, Philip; Bates, James Sr. ;Blanks, Thomas; Bradley, Benjamin; Bradley, John ;Bradley, Marston; Bradley, Thomas; Bradley, William ; Brewer, Eleanor ;Brown, Dixon;Byrd, Ann Willing ;Byrd, Mary ; Carter, Anne ;Cary, David ;Christian, John; Christian, Susanna; Christian, William ;Cole, Major ;Cole, Tally ;Coupland, Ann; Cowles, Nathaniel; Crew, Jacob ;Crew, John Sr. ;Demville, Elizabeth ; Dixon, Ann ;Dixon, Anthony Tucker; Edloe, Ann ;Egmon, Cornelius; Egmon, Frances ;Emery, Mary ;Evans, Robert; Ferrel, Caleb ;Filbales, John ; Finch, Richmond; Folkes, Catherine; Fry, Elizabeth ;Gannaway, Thomas; Gill, Thomas ;Gill, William ;Gilliam, Jeffery; Glidewell, Drury; Gregory, Elley ; Griffith, Amy ;Griffith, William; Hadin, Lucretia ;Hamblett, George; Hamblett, Thomas; Harrison, Braxton; Harrison, Collier ;Harwood, Elizabeth; Howell, William ;Hughes, Jeremiah; Irby, Francis Irby, Littleberry; Ireland, John ; Kirby, Sarah ;Ladd, James D.; Ladd, Jesse ;Ladd, John ;Ladd, Joseph; Lightfoot, Philip I.; Lightfoot, William ;Maddox, Michael ;Major, Edward ; Major, John ;Mannin, John; Miles, Richard; Minge, George William Hunt; Moody, Matthew ;Mountcastle, Elizabeth; Murrell, William M. ; Nance, William ;Nelson, William ;New, Jesse ;New, Sally ;Philbales, Mary; Raglin, Richard ;Roper, David ;Ross, Ann ;Royall, John; Royall, William ; Snipes, John ;Southall, Ann ;Southall, Philip; Southall, William; Towler, Luke ;Trappell, Martha; Tyler, John ;Vaughan, Henry; Vaughan, James ; Vaughan, Sarah ;Warden, Joseph ;Whitt, Isham ;Wilkinson, Thomas; Wills, John ;Winston, Susanna

Indexes to Probate Records

  • Wills and Deeds 1655 to 1656
  • Inventories and Guardian Accounts 1789 to 1808
  • Wills and Inventories 1808 to 1824

Miscellaneous

  • Orders 1650; 1672-3; 1677-9; 1680; 1685; 1687-95
  • 1667 Land Grants
  • 1704 Quit Rent Rolls

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Still Looking for Treasures of the Past? #georgiapioneerscom #gagenealogy #gaancestors #movieposters

 Still Looking for Treasures of the Past?

During the 1920s and 30s the American economy suffered from a depression.  Salaries were like $10 per week or less and the order of the day was to save everything.  My grandmother saved cotton balls from prescription bottles which was used to make pillows.  Also buttons, re purposed fabric and old newspapers, to name a few.  The homes were plainly built, with high ceilings and no insulation.  So, it is not unusual to discover an old house with newspapers stuffed between the walls.  Nothing was thrown away.  A lucrative treasure was discovered several years back of movie posters being used for insulation.   

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Looking for Treasures of the Past? #georgiapioneerscom #genealogy #ancestors #treasure

Looking for Treasures of the Past?

Indian Jones (movie)
Have you ever watched movies of "Indian Jones" where the discoveries inside excavations or pyramids provided lucrative discoveries?  Jones always descends into a deep cravass or hole full of snakes with the bad guys in pursuit. 

Hiding items of value in the ground has continued throughout the ages.  For those who love to visit old farmsteads with the medal detector, don't forget to look for old sunken wells.  Back in the day, people would dispose of refuse and other household items in wells no longer in use, and cover them over. 

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Names of SC Ancestors --- > Laurens County #scgenealogy #southcarolinapioneersnet #scwills

Laurens County Probate Records

Laurens County SC Court HouseLaurens County was established in 1785 as part of the Ninety Six District. It was named for Revolutionary War leader Henry Laurens (1724-1792). Settlers were Scotch-Irish and English immigrants who came in the early eighteenth century. When Revolutionary War battles such as the battle of Musgroves Mill on August 18 of 1780 were fought in the county, it was discovered that many of its residents were loyalists. 

Early Settlers: McCain, Drew, Kellett, Miller, Millwee, Hellans, Allison, Prather, McNight, Logan, Cunningham, Ferguson, Adair, Baugh, Lewis, Starnes, Musgrove, Fowler, Arnall, Armstrong, Walker, Akins, Fowler, Garner, Dunlap, Simmons, Bailey, Griffin, Montgomery, Mahaffy, Coker, McCrary, Green, East, Crage, Stevens, Johnson, Goodman, Pollock, Garrot, Holcomb, Day and Middleton.

Laurens County Wills and Estates Available to Members of South Carolina Pioneers

Abstracts of Last Wills and Testaments

  • Laurens County Will Book A (1787-1789), abstracts
  • Laurens County Will Book C (1797-1807), abstracts
  • Laurens County Will Book D (1799-1817), abstracts
  • Laurens County Will Book E (1819-1825), abstracts
  • Index to Laurens County Will Book A (1766-1802)
  • Index to Laurens County Will Book F (1826-1834)

Digital Images of Wills, Book E, 1836-1839

Names of Testators: Allen, Sally ; Anderson, David ; Beal, Even ; Bell, David ; Blakely, James ; Calhoun, John ; Cheek, Ellis ; Cole, Mary ; Cummings, John ; Dunlap, Matthew ; Goodwin, William ; Hamilton, Jane ; Jones, Edward ; Leek, Bryant ; Leeman, Hugh ; McClintock, Martha ; McCoy, John ; McMeese, Robert ; Middlesperger, Abraham ; Pool, James ; Poole, Seth ; Potts, William ; Reece, William ; Robeson, Bennet ; Simpson, Sarah; Swan, Rebecca ; Wait, John ; Watson, Elijah
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Old-Fashion Ways of Doing Things #georgiapioneerscom #genealogy #oldfashioned #datatheft

 Old-Fashion Ways of Doing Things

Sometimes the old way is the best.  For example,  this Nation is currently enmeshed in a battle concerning data privacy.  The average person dismisses the issue because he enjoys the convenience and thinks that he will not be affected.  However, identity theft, credit cards, banks, insurance, medical and genealogy charts, all of this data on the internet opens a door to thievery and sinister purposes.  If your information was hacked, then that website was storing it online.  Ideally, we should steer clear of this situation.  But is it possible?

Genealogy software is still a good bet.  For one thing, it is on one's private computer and not on the internet.  Other people cannot add stuff to it or take from it.



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Squire Boone Lived Here #kentuckypioneerscom #kygenealogy #kyancestors #kywills #kyestates

Squire Boone Lived here

The Daniel Boone lineage consists of a long line of Boones who came first to Pennsylvania before moving across the Alleghany Mountains of Virginia and into Kentucky. Several of them were commonly named "Squire" Boone. In fact, Daniel had a first cousin with the name, a son of George Boone. Squire Boone of Logan County had nine children and died in 1817. His last will and testament is found in the probate records and is recorded on this website. 
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