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Ancestors of Ronald Wayne Hardin

Generation No. 11

      1568. Patrick Hamrick, born Abt. 1684 in Ireland; died Abt. March 1764 in Manassas, Prince William, VA. He married 1569. Margaret Ingles.

      1569. Margaret Ingles, born Abt. 1689.

Notes for Patrick Hamrick:
28 Feb 1700, Westmoreland County, Virginia.
"Patrick Hanbrugg, Servant to William Hammock,
Is adjudged sixteen years of age but pretending to
have indentures. A month's liberty is granted him
according to law to produce them which if hee faile
to perform it is ordered hee serve his said master
according to law.
Henry Hanbrugg, servant to Robert Hall is adjudged
twelve years of age but pretending to have indentures
is given a month's liberty to produce them, which
if hee then faile to perform it is ordered
hee serve his saied master according to law.
Westmoreland County, VA Court Minute Book for
February 29, 1700 p 72a.

It was the law at that time that all males were
indentured or served an apprenticeship until they
were twenty one. Patrick learned to be a Cooper
or barrel maker. This was an valuable occupation
as tobacco was shipped to England in barrels.
Evidence has yet been found the record of
Henry's life or descendants.

Where did Patrick and Henry come from. Patrick
is recorded as saying he was 'from' Ireland
but never discussed his ancestry. Roger Deg
or Day said he and Patrick were cousins,
children of a brother and sister. Roger said
he had encouraged Patrick to come with him to
America promising him his inheritance since
Rodger had no family.

There was a ship in the lower Saint James
harbor from July 10, 1699 to December 25,
1699 named "Squirrel of Bristol" It was a
50 ton Brigatine Ship built in Virginia in
1697 and was co-owned by John Day.

It might be speculated that Roger, Patrick,
and Henry were deck hands and before the
ship sailed on Christmas day they decided
to stay in America. There may have been
some relationship between Roger Day and
the co-owner of the ship John Day.

4 May 1722
Patrick Hamrick produced a certificate of
John Travis, sheriff of Stafford County,
sheriff "pressed" a mare of his.
King George County, VA Order Book
1721-1723 p 50

21 Jan 1725
Patrick Hamrick was a witness, deed
between Mary Raw to her on, Abraham
Raw...proved 4 Feb 1725
King George County, VA Deed Book
#1 p 230

5 Feb 1725
Patrick Hamrick appointed to help appraise
the estate of Patrick Maggee dec'd.
King George County, VA Order Book
1723-1725 p 283.
In 1710 about the time Patrick
finished his indenture to Lem Cox
of Richmond County, Virginia he
married a 19 year old daughter of
Robert Ingles and Sarah Cox. They
lived in Richmond County that later
became King George County, Virginia.

17 Dec 1726
Patrick Hamrick of King George County,
VA and Margaret, his wife; Robert
Ingles of Stafford County and Sarah,
his wife, to Samuel Skinner of King
George County 100 A for 3500 pounds
of tobacco. Land conveyed from Sam
Coxe to Robert Ingles in deed dated
Oct 20, 1709. Land lying between
Simmons & ye Gleabe land & Wm Bunbury.
recorded Jan 6, 1727.
King George County, VA Deed Book
1 pp 410-411

6 Jan 1727 -
Patrick Hamrick and Margaret his
wife, Robert Ingles and Sarah his
wife...acknowledged their deed to
Samuel Skinner.
King George County, VA Book 1725 -
1728 p 347

2 Aug 1734 -
Samuel Skinner of Hanover Parish,
King George County to Patrick
Hamrick of Brunswick Parish,
King George lett land for natural life of Patrick
Hamrick and Margaret, his wife, for tobacco payments.
Recorded Aug 2, 1734.
King George County, VA Deed Book 1-A pp 304-5

10 Dec 1940 King George Book E/1736/1742 page 132
E-224 Patrick Hamrick of King George Co. 118 A in
Prince William Co. Surveyed by Mr James Thomas the
younger. Adj William Davis. Winters Middle Br.
Cuppers Cabbin Br, of Buckhall, Richard Melton,
Edward Graham, Roger Day (now claimed by Hamrick)
George Reaves, Thomas Davis.

1741 -
Patrick Hamrick on Prince William Co VA Voter Poll
Dettington Parish Tithable List.

19 Jan 1741 - & 25 May 1741
Patrick Hamrick was an appraiser for additional
property of the estate of Richard Simes.
King George County, VA Will Book C p 361 & pp

24 Nov 1756 -
Petition of Patrick Hamrich to be levy free is
grantd him...he is discharged from paying
Public and County for the future.
King George County, VA Ordere Book 1755-57 p 12

From the Westmoreland Co., VA Order Book
1678-1705, Part 4, 1703-1705 by John F. Dorman,
Wash DC 1978 #from page 236a 30 Aug. 1704]\
'Francis Self did sweare that hee had a good
right according to law to claime lands for
the importation of two persons into this
Colony, John Garner and Roger Day, and assigned
them to Mr. George Eskridge.'
(It was not unusal for several persons to claim the
same individual in obtaining Headrights)

If tradition is to be relied upon, Patrick Hamrick
arrived on the same ship with him. #

That appears to be a reasonable inference that's
often given to the use of the term "shipmate" used
by Patrick's neighbors when describing his
relationship to Roger many years later, long after
Roger's death. # In addition to being identified
as Patrick's first cousin, Roger was said to have
offered Patrick an undisclosed parcel of land
'for life' if he would 'come up' into Prince
William County and settle on wilderness land for
which he had recently applied for a patent...

Patrick appears to have declined to take him up
on the offer and remained on the Tobacco
Plantation he was leasing with his wife and
children. The whole issue of the 'offer' was
related many years later when three witnesses
stepped forward to support Patrick's claim to
be Roger's sole surviving heir.

Shortly after Roger died in May-Aug. 1725 his
land deed was cancelled and the patent was
passed to his widow Elizabeth's new husband
Henry McDonnac, who had paid the composition

In 1727, before receiving the grant, McDonnac
was required, at the request of Elizabeth,
his wife, to convey 260 of the 760 acres in
fee simple to Elizabeth, his step-daughter
and Roger's heir.

In July of 1731, Henry found a buyer for the
500 acres. This action may have been made as
a forced sale due to the action taken by the
Court of Stafford County on May 10th, 1731
to remove Henry McDonnac as the executor of
Roger's estate and transfer it into the hands
of William Mason.

No evidence has been found that Elizabeth,
Roger's daughter, offered any objection,
in 1739, to letting title of her inheritance
pass into the hands of Patrick Hamrick.

The facts are that Patrick obtained the 260
acres of land that had been intended for
Roger Day's daughter Elizabeth. He
accomplished this by establishing, in
court, his status as the rightful heir of
Roger Day.

By Margaret H. Hamrick 1939

The Hamricks to West Virginia are descendants
of Patrick Hamrick, who settled in Prince
William County, Colony of Virginia, prior
to 1740, having moved from the Maryland
Colony. According to tradition, Patrick
Hamrick had twelve sons, who moved with
him and settled in Prince William County.

Until recently, no known efforts have
been made to establish through research
the historical facts concerning the early
history of the family, and particularly,
the ancestry of the Hamrick family of
West Virginia.


Patrick Hamrick obtained a land grant from Thomas
Lord Fairfax, December 10, 1740. The grant consisted
of 118 acres of land in Prince William County, Colony
of Virginia. Prince William County had been
formed in 1731, from Stafford and King George
counties. The deed is on record in the Virginia
State Land Office, Richmond, Virginia.2 The
description of this tract of land as disclosed
by the deed is somewhat indefinite.
t states as follows; "from the Right Honorable
Thomasord Fairfax, Proprietor of the Northern
Neck of Virginia, to Patrick Hamrick, of King
George County A tract of waste land in the
County of Prince William, containing 118 acres."

In 1741, the Poll of Burgesses of Prince
William County was made, and the name Patrick
Hamrick is listed there on. 9 This establishes
the fact that he was a land owner and more
than twenty-one years of age in the year
1741. It is not known how long he had lived
on his land before he caused it to be surveyed
and obtained the deed.

The next year, 1759, he created a new county
from Prince William County, which he named
Fauquier, in honor of himself. It was in
that portion of Prince William County
that Patrick Hamrick had taken the land
grant, and he automatically became a
resident of Fauquier County.
Patrick Hamrick was the first of the name
Hamrick to appear on the records of
Virginia, as disclosed by an examination
of the records of the Virginia State Land
Office, and State Archives, Richmond, Virginia.

The early Will Record Books are lost from
the records of Prince William County. These
lost books, alleged to have been confiscated
during the Civil War, would probably give
the names of the family of Patrick Hamrick,
but such books cannot be located. The only
hope of obtaining this data is to find it
among the records in the possession of
some of the descendants of Patrick Hamrick.

Tradition and history say that Benjamin
Hamrick of the American Revolution was a
son of Patrick Hamrick. As heretofore
stated, the names of the twelve sons of
Patrick Hamrick have not been found among
the available records.

(We now know that Benjamin, of the Revolution,
was the son of Benjamin Sr and Mary Sias.
Benjamin Sr was the son of Patrick Hamrick Sr.
Patrick Sr and Jr each had 6 sons.)
Patrick Sr-Patrick Jr, James, Robert, Benjamin,
John, & Joseph.
Patrick Jr-Benjamin, Patrick III, John,Samuel,
Charles, & Henry.

The records of Fauquier County, of which
Warrenton is the seat of government, disclose
that one, Benjamin Hamrick, was married and
living in that county prior to 1773. That
is the date of the execution of the Last Will
and Testament of John Sias.

John Sias obtained a land grant of 639 acres
of land from Thomas Lord Fairfax in Prince
William County, Virginia, in 1740,4 the
same year Patrick Hamrick obtained title to
his land in Prince William County.

In 1779, the Last Will and Testament of John
Sias was admitted to record in Fauquier County.5
That Will gave, "to my daughter, Mary Hamrick,
five pounds current money."
At November Term of Court, 1779, an order was
entered summoning, "Mary Hamrick, wife of
Benjamin Hamrick, to appear to context the
proof of the Will of John Sias."

As is clearly disclosed by these records
Benjamin Hamrick, married Mary Sias, daughter
of John Sias, and was living in Fauquier
County prior to 1773. While there is no
authentic proof, circumstances and records
indicate, that Benjamin Hamrick above mentioned,
was the son of Patrick Hamrick, and that
Benjamin Hamrick of the Revolution was the
son of Benjamin and Mary Sias Hamrick

1 The records of the early emigrants to America between
the year 1600, and the year 1740, have been carefully
examined. The only emigrants by the name Hamrick are
found on the lists of passengers of the ship Snow
Lowther, which sailed from Rotterdam, and arrived at
Philadelphia, October 14, 1731. The passengers on
that ship were 33 men and 45 women and children.
The children under the age of 16 years are not
listed. Six of the adults listed are: John Yerke
Hamricke, Hans Jerg Hanmerick, Anmaryllis Eliza
Hanmrick, Paul Hamrick, Margaretta Hamrick and
Clara Hamrick. The above mentioned lists are found
in "Pennsylvania German Pioneers,"
Vol. I, by Strassburger, Library of Congress, DC.
2 Book E, page 224; 1732 to 1742.
3 Book F., page 524; 1741.
4 Book E, page 194, Virginia State Land Office,
Richmond, Va.
5 Will Book 1, page 386

Ship "HOPE" Registered owners: Benjamin Harrrison,
William Byrd, James Cock.
British Public Records Office, London E190/1062/78.

These few pages from the reprint of HAMRICK GENERATIONS,
by Virginia De Priest [pages i, ii, iii,iv,v,vi]

"Please consider some pertinent data: CAVALIERS AND
PIONEERS, vol. III, page 109, 10 June 1706;
Transportation of Henry Hambrok, Patrick Anminer
and Roger Deg by Benjamin Harrison Jr., to Prince
George County, Virginia.

Robert English, Thomas Hart and Edward Graham gave
depositions on 7 March 1739 as follows: That the
(sic) were "well acquainted with Roger Day and they
often heard Roger Day acknowledge Patrick Hamrick
to be his cousin as they were children of brother
and sister, and were shipmates and that Roger Day
gave Patrick Hamrick land for his lifetime and
assisted him in building, he having no other
relation in this country." These depositions were
admitted to Court in King George County, Virginia.

He was having children by 1715. He surely witnessed
a will in 1719 in Richmond Co VA. Patrick born 1684,
is referred to as "ancient and infirmed" in one
record and was no longer paying tax in 1755.
(age 66)

1704, August 30th, Westmoreland County, Virginia
upon appearance before the Court In Open Session
(or before the Clerk of the Court) the Affiant,
Francis Self did sweare that hee had a good right
according to law to claime lands for the
importation of two persons into this Colony,
John Garner and Roger DAY, and assigned them
to Mr George Eskridge.

Benjamin Harrison was one of the owners of the
vessel "Hope" and also claimed Patrick.
Benjamin Harrison Jr who made a claim for Henry
Hambrok, Patrick Anminer and Roger Deg either was
the "Hope" owner or a son who made "or faked" a
claim based on an importation several years
earlier. The ship "Hope" was in the harbor
in 1704 but not in 1699-1700

used the above data as the ancestors of the
North Carolina Hamricks. In the last few
pages of his book he relates "Benjamin
Hamrick, who came from Ireland, had two
brothers who came with him. Their names
were Robert and Charles". Then he correctly
identifies several generations of Benjamin's
children. Actually Benjamin, Robert and
Charles were sons of Patrick Hamrick Jr
and born in Prince William County, Virginia.

S C Jones correctly identifies Samuel Hamrick
and Mary Hamrick as first cousins. Actualy
they were children of James and Robert
Hamrick, sons of Patrick Hamrick Sr.

His knowing the data about the Irish Hamricks
makes you wonder why S C did not relate Samuel
and Mary Hamrick to their Irish cousins instead
of the German George. In Patrick's descendants
who went to Ohio, West Virginia, Tennessee,
Kentucky, Georgia, and elsewhere someone has
usually written that they were descendants of
a Patrick Hamrick from Ireland. Only in North
Carolina do the Hamrick's think they are
German because of S C Jones' book

The children and grand children German
George have been identified and no male
descendant went to Virginia or North Carolina.

There is some additional unproven genealogy
that suggests that Vikings came to Northern
Scotland in 870 AD and in 910 they went with
their leader Throfinn Rolo and lay Seige to
Paris. King Charles, the Simple, conceded
defeat and awarded them Normandy. Rollo
was the first Duke of Normandy. He married
the Kings daughter and converted to
Christianity. (Charles the Simple may have
been Charles the Smart. What he lost in
battle, he won back in marriage)

One of their descendants was Duke William
who invaded England in in 1066, defeated
the English as William the Conquerer.
The Hamrick name was first recorded in
Tours in Normandy as D'Amore or Amaury
and then recorded in The Doomsday Book
and others after 1066 in England. The
Hamrick name is noted for its frequent
variations. A son might be given a
surname different from his father at
birth, marry with another, and buried
with still a third.

The Amery Amaury family were Nobles at
four courts and were awarded vast lands
for their part in the Norman Invasion.
After 1600 they started drifting to
Scotland and Ireland. They settled
in County Clare in Ireland and took
over Bunratty Castle. Patrick Hamrick
said he was "from" Ireland but never
said he was born there but at the age
of sixteen in 1700, it seems likely.

There is an old Galic name O'hAinmhire
and a derivative Ainmner that means
"Absence from levity". Benjamin
Harrison recorded Patrick as Anminer
and his brother Henry as Hambrok
again showing the variation of the
The Hamrick Crest says "Amore non Vi"

Title: (See source comments)
Note: Bridges, Steven A
Title: (See source comments)
Note: Steven A. Bridges
"Patrick Hamrick Sr's estate was inventoried on Apr. 20, 1764 by Patr ick
Hamrick Jr and James Bridges in Prince William Co., Va
Title: (See source comments)
Note: estimate based on estimated birth date of first known child


More About Patrick Hamrick:
Burial: Hamrick Family Cem, Prince William, VA
Children of Patrick Hamrick and Margaret Ingles are:
  784 i.   Patrick Hamrick, born Abt. 1713 in King George, VA; died Aft. 1794 in Prince William, VA.
  ii.   James Hamrick, born Abt. 1715 in King George, VA; married (2) Alice Mathis Abt. 1740 in King George, VA.
  Notes for James Hamrick:
1751 Prince William Co, VA Michael Mass roll
1753 Prince William Co, VA Rent Roll - James Hamrick 130 acres
1754 Prince William Co, VA Rent Roll
1767 Prince William Co, VA Rent Roll
1773 Prince William Co, VA Rent Roll
1777 Prince William Co, VA Rent Roll

July 1778 in Fauquier Co., VA, Alice Hamrick was granted administrati on
of the estate of James Hamrick dec'd

Prince William Co, VA Order Book 1755-57, p 192 - 24 Aug 1756 James H amrick
paid for 3 days as a witness for William Buchanan

Fauquier Co VA Will Book 1 pp 141-51 30 Nov 1766 James Hamrick wa s a witness
on the will of Robert Mathis proven 23 February 1767
Fauquier Co Va Will Book 1 pp 261
27 Jul 1778 Alice Hamrick administratrix of James Hamrick
23 Nov 1778 Inventory of Estaten of James Hamrick
Living next door to Patrick Hamrick Jr & Sr in Dettingham Parish, V a 1747.

  More About James Hamrick and Alice Mathis:
Marriage: Abt. 1740, King George, VA

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