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                                                                                                                                             8 August 2003

 

Lynn Hopewell

82 Erin Drive

Warrenton, VA 20186-2829

 

Dear Mr. Hopewell:

 

The goal of this research session was to complete the research in the colonial records of Virginia seeking evidence of the parents and family of Lodowick Matthews born in 1790 in North Carolina or Virginia, and died about 1837 in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia.  The new, as well as the previous, list of sources added to the QuatroPro database are listed in Appendix A.  Throughout this report, we have made reports in various ways to augment the information presented in this report.

 

Birthplace of Lodowick Mathews’ Children

As you have indicated in your email messages, and as evidenced in previous reports, information is very contradictory as to whether Lodowick Matthews was born or raised in North Carolina and then moved to Virginia, or whether he was born in Portsmouth and a different Lodowick was born in Gates County, North Carolina.  In fact, even his children and grandchildren gave discrepant information regarding the birth places of family members.  For example:

 

As seen on the 1860 federal census for Susan Mary Matthews Morris, she is listed as born in North Carolina.  As listed on her 1873 death record she is listed as born in Portsmouth, Virginia.

 

As seen on the 1850 federal census for James Mathews, he is born in North Carolina, and as seen on the 1880 census he and his parents are born in Virginia.

 

We have seen this before in other cases in which the place the family actually lived in a place with an historically recorded “boundary-dispute problem” so we looked for evidence that could support that conclusion. We knew the area around the Albemarle sound of North Carolina was such an area of conflict but we didn’t know if there was any evidence that the Matthews were involved in this area. 

 

As further research was conducted, it was determined that by 1790 the state line should have been established, but if the family was moving back and forth (or up and down the riverways, as the case may be), they may simply not have known what to consider as their place of birth.  More historical evidence on this issue will be covered below.  Plus, evidence was pointing to the fact that Lodowick was older than the family thought and could have been born ten to twenty years earlier than originally thought.


 

Lodowick Mathews

If the children were indeed born in North Carolina, then the evidence about Lodowick being born in Virginia may also be in error.  The next question is which Lodowick Mathews of the many possible spellings is the correct one.  You sent me an email regarding Loderick Matthews from:

 

http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~matthews/Loderick_Matthews_2.htm

 

We studied this information carefully and have more sources for you on this.  See Appendix B from your database.  Notice that Hugh’s surname is also spelled Mathis in the original records.  Mathis or Mathias is a Germanic or Dutch spelling of the name.  This could show a possible link to the given name Lodowick which is also a Germanic or Dutch spelling.  There may be further information on Hugh’s origin from the records in your database as well since a record of a Hugh Matthews being transported in the late 1600s was provided.  We mention this since both families have a Lodowick and both are living in the same areas, it is possible that the two families were related. 

 

Since the above genealogy referenced a Benjamin, father of the other Lodowick, Appendix C covers Benjamin Mathews of Virginia.  We were not doing North Carolina records per se in this database except as incidentals at the beginning of the project as funds were not available to do that.  However, a few pieces of information might be necessary:

 

·                      There was no Edgecombe County, North Carolina in 1739, so Benjamin did not receive a grant there in that year as stated in this site.  The area would have been recorded in Craven or Bertie (see map 1).  However, by 1746 it was Edgecomb (map 2).  This land belonged to Lord Granville and clear title to the land was not granted for several years after living there so it is possible for Hugh Matthews to have lived there earlier.

·                      One thing confused us.  Under the third generation it stated that Benjamin was the son of Benjamin, [the son of Hugh], and it indicated Benjamin had two wives.  The Goodspeed History of Southern Ark (1890) identifies Benjamin and wife as natives of Virginia and North Carolina respectively.  Doesn’t this infer that Benjamin was a native of Virginia, not North Carolina?  Yet Benjamin senior is listed as of Edgecomb and Nash Counties, North Carolina (map 3).  He is also inferred at being of Halifax County, Virginia during the Revolutionary War.

·                      The area later known as Gates County prior to the Revolutionary War would have been Hertford, Chowan, and Perquimans County, North Carolina.  There was a confusion among the people as to whether they were in North Carolina or Virginia originally.  Perhaps this is why the census record is giving different birth places.  They might know the place (name of the river they lived by, etc.), but had no knowledge of which state the government might think they were from.

 


In the web site sent to us, Lodowick Matthews was granted letters of administration for his father, Benjamin Mathews, and named guardian of sister Sarah Matthews in 1818 in Warren County, Georgia.  In 1824 he was released as guardian.  Loderick [sic] was born 1 Nov 1794 in North Carolina and died 25 Apr 1855.  He married Mary Harrell in 1818.  In 1820 he was in the Georgia Land Lottery.  Your Lodowick married Barbara Smith in 1814 presumably in Virginia.  The other Loderick moved after 1820 to Upson County, Georgia.  In 1833 Loderick and Mary Harrell Matthews lived in Russell County, AL.  In 1844 they moved to Union County, Arkansas.  In 1851 they moved to Jackson County, TX.  So this eliminates the other Lodowick Matthews of North Carolina as yours, however when are they separated in North Carolina as young men?

 

A few paragraphs in the above website indicated, “Benjamin and his family migrated from Virginia to North Carolina, leaving there around the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries.  The 1790 census records for Nash County listed only one Benjamin Matthews in North Carolina with the right number of family members.”  So there is even a question in the minds of the researchers of this site over the birth place of Benjamin probably due to the disputed land questions and unrecorded records belonging to Lord Granville which were not cleared up until after the Revolutionary War when Lord Granville lost all his title to the land.  We suggest searching Margaret Hofmann’s collection by location rather than name to find all the entries regarding the land and surrounding lands by associates.  Evidence was found on such a boundary dispute. [1]

 

Summary

Let’s return to our report of last January and see if we have eliminated any possibilities yet, or if we have answered any questions we formerly had:

 

1.                  It states that Lodowick never owned any land yet Barbara his wife sold the land belonging to her and her husband in 1838.  We still have not found that record of Lodowick’s ownership.

2.                  It states his wife died of grief, yet the death record indicated she died of consumption [tuberculosis].  Of course grief could have been a contributing factor.  It also stated they were not sure she was married or not.  She didn’t make it known she was a widow to her doctor.  It also stated she was born in Portsmouth.

3.                  It states his two children were born in North Carolina.  There are several pieces of evidence that point to his children being born in Portsmouth, Norfolk, Virginia area including several census records, the death record for each of the children, and the fact


that the son was born in 1817 the same year Lodowick was on the tax records in Norfolk, Virginia. [However as pointed out above, there are documents pointing to their being born in North Carolina as well.]

4.                  If Lodowick was born in Gates County, North Carolina what happens to the compiled evidence gathered thus far?

 

Study the evidence again:

 

1.                  If there are two Lodowicks then the first one who married Lovisa/Lavisa Foster in 1806 [when your Lodowick would have been 16 years old if born in 1790], was not the one who went to Georgia and on to Texas because he was born in 1794[2].  He would have been 12 years old when married.  Rather, it appears that your Lodowick would have married earlier and he could have been born prior to 1790, OR we have three Lodowick Mathews at the same time. Evidence for this possibility is the 1815 tax record.  A Lodowick Matthews was appearing in both Nansemond County, Virginia, with James and Samuel Matthews; and also in Gates County with Ethelred, Riddick, John, and William Matthews. We’ve not seen someone pay taxes in two different localities in the same year if they can get away with it.

 

2.                  If we look at each of these paternal possibilities, we find information on Samuel Matthews of Virginia in Appendices D, E, and F.  One Samuel could have owned land in Isle of Wight, Nansemond and Southampton and also had a tail end of it also in Gates County if you look at map 4.

 

3.                  The next possibility was James Mathews with clues in Virginia found in Appendix G.  Not promising if he is to be from Virginia, however there was a James the right age to be a brother to Lodowick. 

 

4.                  Where was the other Lodowick born in 1794 in 1815?  He would have just turned 21 and may be with his father Benjamin? His father died in 1818 in Georgia.  The only Benjamin of Virginia we have in the database was of Northampton across the Bay from Portsmouth in the late 1600s.  He wouldn’t be the correct age, but could provide a clue to Hugh’s father.

 


The evidence in the other records appeared to point to the second or third Lodowick in Gates being the son of James, the brother of Ethelred, Easther, John, Anthony, and Andrew Mathews, plus perhaps William A. Mathews.  This is the man who inherited from Easther and James Pruden. The connection to Lodovic Pruden is compelling evidence, particularly since he died in 1815 and left a record connecting him to his brother Abraham Pruden who left a granddaughter Rachel Rice who was mentioned in James Pruden’s 1816 will, Easter Pruden’s will of 1824, grandchildren Lodowick, James, Mary, and John Mathews [Mary married a Rice].  Also the fact that your Lodowick named a son James and a daughter Mary Sarah.  The other Lodowick was in Georgia and it doesn’t seem likely that his grandfather was leaving him an inheritance when he was that far away.

 

5.                  In 1816 there was no Lodowick in Gates County, North Carolina paying taxes but there was a Lodowick in Norfolk, not paying taxes but being sued.  In 1817 no Lodowick in Gates, but one in Norfolk.  This lead us to think there was just one Lodowick as you may recall. 

6.                  However in 1818 the one in Virginia has disappeared and the one in Gates is back collecting his inheritance from his father.  Or he was never gone, just working on his father’s land and hidden under his father’s tax records.  Whenever Lodowick was missing in Norfolk he was found in Gates, which is what supported the theory there was one man, not two.

7.                  This Lodowick disappears from Gates County, North Carolina, about 1830 after being sent out on a militia expedition to the Chowan River to suppress outlying Negroes who were committing depredations.

8.                  A Lodowick Mathews with approximately 8 children showed up in Russell County, Alabama about 1838 and sold his last piece of land there in 1848.  On the 1840 census for Russell County, Alabama, this Lodowick was the son of Benjamin as per the above information, not yours.

9.                  The Lodowick Mathews who married Barbara Smith was most likely married in Nansemond County and many of those records for Suffolk were destroyed by a fire prior to 1866. However, we recognized when putting together that report that not all of the records of Nansemond were destroyed because at that time Nansemond covered a larger area.  They were studied in our last report and added to the database.  Lodowick was found in one record of that area.  Due to a loss of some records we don’t know if there are one or two individuals more to look for.

10.              If Lodowick was paying taxes in both states during the same year, then maybe the Ann who was showing up in both Portsmouth and Gates is the same person as well.  We found Ann Mathews with a male 10-16, 1 female up to 26, and 1 over 45 in Portsmouth, Norfolk County on the 1820 census.  She was beside William Mathews who had 2 males 0-10, 2 0-16, 1 up to 45, 1 female 0-10, 1 10-16, 1 26-45.  We tried a line by line search looking for Barbara Smith’s father in Norfolk census records.  No William Robinson Smith in case Barbara’s father was taking care of the family and they are in Virginia on that census.  We found a William H. Smith in Norfolk County but not in Portsmouth, rather in the outlying area of Norfolk: 3 boys 0-10, 1 26 and up, 1 45 and up; 1 female 26, beside Jesse Smith.  So the above William Mathews in Portsmouth might be more likely. 

11.              Only a couple other Mathews were found: a C. Mathews 1 0-10, 1 male over 45 2 females 16 and up in Portsmouth and a Cornelius Mathias 1 0-10, 1 to 45, 1 female to 45 in the outlying area.

12.              Barbara Mathews, was living with her daughter, age 55, born VA, page 185 Norfolk, Portsmouth on the 1850 census.

 


The time line is included again for additional information and modified due to new information studied in this report

 

1784 LAND: NC, Gates Co., Deed Record, "Gates County, North Carolina Deeds Books A‑5 1776‑1803," comp. by Mona Armstrong Taylor, pg 29, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 R28ta:

 

10 3 May 1784 – William Walters and Elizabeth Walters, relick of James Bray Walters, dec. to John Bare of Nancemond...60 pds... 50 acres on S side of Mare Branch beginning at a water oak in mouth of small branch at E end, W by line of marked trees to patent line; said land was conveyed by said William to his son, said James Bray, who in his will 12 Feb 1784 gave to said William...

[signed] William Walters, Elizabeth Walters [witnesses] Jethro Sumner, William Barr, Esther (her mark) MATHEWS  [recorded] 3 Feb 1785

 

abt 1786: BIRTH OF LODOWICK in Portsmouth, VA or Gates Co, NC. [If Gates it looks like only Anthony could be his father unless the spelling Mathias was not searched. Anthony in the tax records for Nansemond up to 1819.]

 

1786 CENSUS:  NC, Gates Co

 

Anthony Matthews

Anthony Matthews

Anthony Matthews, Sr.

Anthony Matthews, Jr.

 

1789 LAND: NC, Gates Co., Deed Record, "Gates County, North Carolina Deeds Books A‑5 1776‑1803," comp. by Mona Armstrong Taylor, pg 73, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 R28ta:

 

73 16 Apr 1789 – William Walters to James MATHEWS...200 silver dollars 150 acres in Mery Hill Pecosin bounded by Samuel Baker, Moses Boice, said Walters and William Arnold; part of a patent of 640 acres...

[signed] William Walters [witnesses] Humphrey Hudgins, William (his mark) Gwin [recorded] Aug Ct 1789

 

1790 LAND: NC, Gates Co., Deed Record, "Gates County, North Carolina Deeds Books A‑5 1776‑1803," comp. by Mona Armstrong Taylor, pg 87, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 R28ta:

 

181 10 Aug 1790 Humphrey Hudgins to Easter MATTHEWS... 3 pds 4 sh... 4 acres beginning at maple near Thomas Smith's, a corner tree in new survey, to Jeremiah Speight's, NE to road and along road...  [signed] Humphrey Hudgins, [witnesses] Samuel Smith, [recorded] Aug Ct 1790

 


1790 CENSUS: NC, Gates Co., pg 326:

 

Easter Matthews 0-1-1-0-0 [living next to Pilands]

pg. 335 James Matthews 1-1-1-0-1 next door to

    James Pruden 2-4-3-0-0

 

1792 LAND: NC, Gates Co., Deed Records, "Gates County, North Carolina Deeds Books A‑5 1776‑1803," comp. by Mona Armstrong Taylor, pg 117, FHL US/CAN Books 975.6153 R28ta:

 

82 1 Nov 1792 – Richard Baker to Patrick Hegerty...$225...100 acres on NW Branch of Middle Swamp beginning at gum in run in James MATHEW'S line, along his line and Felton's line to run of branch and along branch...; [signed] Richard Baker; [witnesses] Jonathan Williams, Dempsey Wiliams; [recorded] May Term 1793

 

1794 LAND: NC, Gates Co., Deed Records, "Gates County, North Carolina Deeds Books A‑5 1776‑1803," comp. by Mona Armstrong Taylor, pg 145, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 R28ta:

 

15 29 Dec 1794 – Esther MATHEWS to son, James... deed of gift, plantation whereon she lives, bed and furniture, 3 puter dishes, 2 basins, 6 plates, pot and table...after her death...; [signed] Esther (her marker) MATHEWS; [witnesses] Christr. Riddick, James Pruden; [recorded] Aug Ct 1795

 

1795 LAND: NC, Gates Co., Deed Records, "Gates County, North Carolina Deeds Books A‑5 1776‑1803," comp. by Mona Armstrong Taylor, pg 144, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 R28ta:

 

12 8 Jan 1795 – Patrick Hegerty to Noah Felton...$240... 100 acres on Northwest Branch of Middle Swamp in James MATTHEW'S his line to Kittrell's line, to Felton's line, to run said branch and along branch....; [signed] Pa. Hegerty; [witnesses] Daniel Riddick, Micajah Riddick; [recorded] Aug Ct 1795

 

1795 LAND: NC, Gates Co., Deed Records, "Gates County, North Carolina Deeds Books A‑5 1776‑1803," comp. by Mona Armstrong Taylor, pg 142, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 R28ta:

 

267 6 Feb 1795 – James MATHEWS to Jacob Pruden...$100...150 acres known at Merry Hill Pecosin, bounded by lines of Samuel Brown, Moses Boyce, William Walters and William Arnold...; [signed] James MATHEWS, Sally MATHEWS; [witnesses] John Hodgens, Isaac Miller Sr.; [recorded] Aug Ct 1795

 


1800 CENSUS:  NC, Gates Co., pg. 272

 

Anthony Matthews      02401‑10001‑02

Anthony Matthews Jr. 22010‑10110‑04

Penelope Matthews    11200‑00010‑04 [There was a Penelope, widow of Samuel Matthews who died in 1781 in Southampton, Virginia; and a Penelope daughter of William A. of Gates County, VA.]

Elias W.  Matthews     01010‑10010‑00  May be Clement W.

Andrew Matthews        20010‑11010‑00

Mathew Mathews        00010‑00010‑00 (26‑45 years old)

Wm Mathews Sr.         01101‑20010‑00

Wm Mathews Jr.         20010‑20010‑00

 

1801 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1800‑1805," Volume II, pg 103 , FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 2:

 

Deed of Sale of Land John Ar— (written over) [John Arnold?] to James Pruden proved by the oath of James MATHEWS &c.

 

1806 TAX:  NC, Gates Co, Mathews Surnames

 

Anthony 255 Sumner Dist

John 102 Sumner Dist

James 47?1/2? Sumner Dist

William ‑ Sumner Dist

Andrew 60 Parker Dist

Riddick 180 Parker Dist

Clement 25 Parker Dist

Wm 75 Parker Dist

Etheldred 50 Parker Dist

Matt 70 Parker Dist

 

1806 MARRIAGE:  NC, Gates Co., Lodowick Mathews and Lavisa Foster, witness Reddick Mathews and A. M. B. ?

 

1807 TAX:  NC, Gates Co, Mathews Surnames:

 

Anthony 250 Sumner Dist

John 102 Sumner

Lodowick 100 Sumner

Clem W. 25 Rogers Dist

Wm 75 Rogers

Matt 70 Rogers

Eldred 50 Rogers


1807 ESTATE: NC, Gates Co.,

 

Estate of Anthony Mathews taken in November by John Matthews and Ethelred Mathews adm.  2 Negroes.  Exhibited November 1807.

 

1808 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

Wm 300 Smith Dist

Lodowick 185 Smith

Etheldred 78 Smith

Riddick 67 Smith

John 126 Smith

Clem W. 25 Rogers

Matt 70 Rogers

Andrew 60 Rogers

Wm 75 Rogers

 

1808 COURT:  NC, Gates Co., Lodowick Mathews receives Negro man, George, by Riddick Mathews for 145 pounds.

 

1808 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1806‑1811," Volume III, pg 69, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 3:

 

Micajah Riddick, David Riddick, John Arnold, Isaac Miller senr. & Isaac Miller Junr. the Commissioners who were appointed to make a Division of the real estate of Anthoney MATHEWS decd. made report thereon Ordered that the same be registered &c.

 

1808 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1806‑1811," Volume III, pg 69, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 3:

 

Benjamin Baker Constable returned an execution at the instance of David Riddick against James MATHEWS for the sum of L10.9.6 with 10/ Cost, leveyed on four acres of Land joining the lands of Micajah Riddick, Humphry Hudgins & others, there being no personal property to be found, Ordered that execution Issue agreeable to Law.

 

1808 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1806‑1811," Volume III, pg 69, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 3:

 

Deed of sale of Land Henry Smith to John MATTHEWS proved by the Oath of Patrick Hegerty &c.

 


1808 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1806‑1811," Volume III, pg 77, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 3:

 

Benjamin Baker a Constable returned an Execution at the instance of Nathaniel Pruden against James MATHEWS for the sum of L24.5.8 with 6/ Costs, levied on four Acres of Land belonging to the defendant Adjoining the lands of Humphry Hudgins, Micajah Riddick & others there being no personal property to be found.

 

1808 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1806‑1811," Volume III, pg 83, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 3:

 

Bill of sale Riddick MATHEWS to Lodowick MATHEWS acknowledged.

 

1809 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1806‑1811," Volume III, pg 103 , FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 3:

 

Deed of agreement &c Riddick MATHEWS to Isaac Miller senr. and Isaac Miller Junr. was proved by the Oath of Nathaniel Pruden &c.

 

1809 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1806‑1811," Volume III, pg 103 , FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 3:

 

An agreement &c Between Isaac Miller senr. Isaac Miller Junr. & Riddick MATHEWS was proved by the Oath of Loda?wick MATHEWS &c.

 

1809 COURT:  NC, Gates Co., pg. 51:

 

An indenture made this 18 February 1809 between Lodowick Mathews of Gates Co., NC and John Mathews of the same . . . for $290 . . . Lodowick Mathews conveys land in Gates County, North Carolina on the south side of middle Swamp, Bending on the land of Isaac Miller and the lands that belonged to Timothy Lassiter decd, also Lewis Walters land, and others, containing 73 acres more or less,  it being the same land that Anthony Mathews, deceased, purchased of Micajah Riddick Senr.  to John Mathews, earlier land belonging to Anthony Mathews.

 

1809 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1806‑1811," Volume III, pg 103 , FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 3:

 

Ordered that Micajah Riddick, Humphry Hudgins, David Riddick & Nathaniel Pruden or any three of them make a Division of the personal estate of Anthony MATHEWS decd. amongest his legal Heirs &c and make report thereon &c.

 


1809 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

Riddick 67 Smith

Lodowick 73 Smith

John 141 Smith

Etheldred 78 Smith

William 53 Smith

Clem W. 25 Benton

Matt 70 Benton

Andrew 60 Benton

Wm 75 Benton

 

1810 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

Riddick 67 Smith

Henry T 112 Smith

Lodowick 73 Smith

Etheldred 78 Smith

 do for Anth Matthews Orphd 214 Smith

John 208 Smith

William 75 Benton

Clem W. 25 Benton

Matt 70 Benton

Andrew 47 Benton

Wm son of A [is this Andrew or Anthony 53 Benton

 

1810 CENSUS:  NC, Gates County,

 

Thomas Riddick 2 males 0‑10, 2 10‑16, 1 26‑45 [1765‑1784], 2 females 0‑10, 1 26‑45 [1765‑1784], 10 slaves

Etheldred Matthews 1 male 26‑45, 1 male 0‑1, 1 16‑26,

Riddick Matthews 2 males 16‑26; 1 female 10‑16, 1 45 and up

Jethro Riddick 1 male 26‑45, 2 females 10‑16, 1 45 and up

John Mathews 2 males 0‑10, 1 26‑45, 1 female 26‑45

Lodowick Mathews 1 male 16‑26, 2 females 0‑10, 1 female 16‑26, 2 slaves

Andrew Mathews 2 males 0‑10, 1 10‑16, 1 16‑26, 1 45 and up; 2 females 0‑10, 1 10‑16, 1 26‑45

Matt Mathews 3 males 0‑10, 1 26‑45, 1 female 0‑10, 1 26‑45,

David Riddick 3 males 0‑10, 1 16‑26, 1 26‑45, 1 45 and up, 1 female 26‑45, 1 45 and up, 14 slaves

William Mathews 1 male 0‑10, 1 10‑16, 1 16‑26, 1 26‑45, 1 female 0‑10, 1 10‑16, 1 26‑45

Clement W. Mathews 2 males 0‑10, 1 26‑45, 1 female 16‑26

 


1811 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

Etheldred 78 Smith

 do for Anth Matthews Orphd 214 Smith

Lodowick 73 Smith

Riddick 67 Smith

John 268 Smith

Wm 53 Smith

Clem W. 25 Benton

Matt 70 Benton

Andrew 47 Benton

Wm 75 Benton

 

1811/1815 PROBATE: NC, Gates Co., "Gates County, North Carolina Wills ‑ Book 2, 1807‑1838, Volume II, by Sandra L. Almasy, pg 46‑47, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2a v.2:

 

Elizabeth Smith (109‑110)

In the name of God Amen.  I Elizabeth Smith of Gates County and State of North Carolina being advanced in years and calling to remembrance that it is appointed for all flesh once to die, do make ordain this my last will and testament as followeth.

 

Item I give unto my daughter Treasey MATHEWS two fether beds & furniture, one large trunk, one square pine table, to her and her heirs and assigns forever.

 

Item I give unto my grandaughter Catharen Smith one fether bed & furniture, one trunk, one warnut table, one puter dish, and six earthen plates, six spoons, two boles, one iron pott, one cow and calf, to her & her heirs & assigns forever.

 

Item I give unto my grandson John Smith son of Thomas Smith decd, ten dollars to him his heir & assigns forever.

 

Item after all my just debts are paid I give all the remainder of my estate of every kind unto my daughter Treasey MATHEWS to her and her heirs & assigns forever.

 

Item I also appoint Mathias MATHEWS and Richard Smith my executors to this my last will and testament.  In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this ninth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred & eleven signed, sealed, published and declared by the said Elizabeth Smith the testator as her last will & testament in the presence of us who were present at the time of sign'g and seal'g thereof, John P. Hudgins (Jurat), Jesse Hudgins.

Elizabeth (her X mark) Smith (seal)

November Court 1815: exhibited by Mathias MATHEWS, executor; proved by John P. Hudgins.

 


1812 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

Lodowick 73 Smith

Etheldred 76 Smith

 do for Esther 214 Smith [has the land for Anth Matthews Orphd]

Riddick 67 Smith

John 208 Smith

Wm 55 Smith

Clem W. ? Morgan

Matt 70 Morgan

Andrew 47 Morgan

Wm 75 Morgan

 

1813 COURT:  NC, Gates Co

 

Lodowick Matthews called to Jury Duty with Robert Miller

 

1813 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

Clement W. ? Knight

Lodowick 73 Smith

Etheldred 76 Smith

 do for A Matthews Orphd 214 Smith

Riddick 67 Smith

John 208 Smith

Wm 55 Smith

Matt 75 Morgan

Andrew 47 Morgan

Wm 75 Morgan

 

1814 MARRIAGE:  Smith Family Bible

 

March 09, 1814 Lodowick Mathews and Barbara Smith

 

1814 COURT:  NC, Gates Co

 

Lodowick Matthews called to Jury Duty

 


1814 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

Lodowick 73 Smith

Etheldred 76 Smith

 do for Esther 214 Smith [has the land for Anth Matthews Orphd]

Riddick 47 Smith

John 208 Smith

Wm 55 Smith

Matt 47 Morgan

Andrew 47 Morgan

Wm 75 Morgan

 

1815 TAX:  VA, Nansemond County:

 

James Mathews 1 1 1 0 One mahogany tea or card table

Lodowick Mathews 1 1 1 0

Samuel Mathews 1 0 0 0

 

1815 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

R. Clement ?  Powell

Lodowick 73 Smith

Etheldred 96 Smith

 do for Esther 214 Smith [has the land for Anth Matthews Orphd]

Riddick 47 Smith

John 200 Smith

Wm 56 Smith

Mathias 47 Morgan

Andrew 47 Morgan

Wm 75 Morgan

 

1816 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

R. Clement  Powell

David    Smith

John 242 Smith

Etheldred 95 Smith

Do for Esther 214 Smith

Riddick 47 Smith

William 3 Smith

Andrew 47 Morgan

Wm 75 Morgan

Wm Jr.  (") Morgan

Matt 47 Morgan


1816 COURT:  VA, Norfolk County, Elvington K. Brown sues Lodowick Mathews for a $30 debt 3 Aug.

 

1817 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Mathews Surnames

 

Clement W. (") Ballard

Dan' (") Matthews

Riddick 47 Matthews

Ethelred 95 Mathews

Do for Esther 214 Mathews

Wm 50 Mathews

John 292 Mathews

Timothy (") Morgan

Andarew 47 200 Morgan

John C. (") Morgan

Wm Sr. 75 300 Morgan

 

1817 TAX:  VA, Norfolk County, James Taylor District, Property Tax: 

 

Wright Manning, place of residence W. B. 1 white male over 16, 1 slave over 16, 1 horse

Wm Matthews place of residence W. B. 1 white male over 16,1 horse

Mathew Manning W. B., 2 white males over 16, 1 horse

Joseph Maning 1 white male over 16,

Robert Manning W. B. 1 white male over 16,, 1 salve over 16, 1 hrose

Nathan Mathews W. B. 1 white male over 16, 1 horse

Baily Mathews W. B. 1 white male over 16,

Samuel Matthews W. B. 1 white male over 16,

Lodwick Mathews, W. B. 1 white male over 16,

Several men down

Jno Mathews 1 white male over 16,

Samuel Mathews 1 white male over 16,

 

1818 TAX:  NC, Gates, Mathews Surnames

 

Clement W. (") Ballard  [do not know what the (") mean.

Wm 57 275 Matthews Dist

Ethelred 27 108 Matthews Dist

Do for Esther 214 300 Matthews Dist

Lodowick of James (") (") Matthews Dist  [this indicates Lodowick is inheriting from James]

John 208‑675 Matthews Dist

Riddick 47 235 Matthews Dist

John D. (") Morgans Dis

Andrew 47 200 Morgans

Timothy (") Morgans


Wm of Wm (") Morgans

Whitmel (") Morgans

Wm Sr. 75 300 Morgans

 

1819 TAX:  NC, Gates Co., Matthews Surnames

 

Wm A. 51 275 Matthews Dist

Riddick 50 235 Matthews Dist

Etheldred 95 380 Matthews Dist

Do for Esther 50 100 Matthews Dist

John 383 1400 Mathews

Lodowick (") Matthews Dist

John D (") Riddick Dist

Andrew 47 1/2 200 Riddick Dist

Wm of Wm (") Riddick Dist

Timothy  (") Riddick Dist

Whitmell  (") Riddick Dist

Wm Sr. 78 300  (") Riddick Dist

 

1820 CENSUS:  NC, Gates County,

 

Lodowick Mathews 3 males 0-10; 1 26-45; 1 female 26-45, 1 slave

Clement Mathews 45 and up , 1 son 10-16, wife, 45 and up

Whitmell Mathews same age as Lodowick

Andrew Mathews same age as Clement

 

1820 TAX:  NC, Gates County

 

John 208 693 Matthews Dist

Riddick 50 235 Matthews Dist

Wm A. 51 275 Matthews Dist

Etheldred 97 280 Matthews Dist

Esther 50 250 Matthews Dist

John D. (") Riddick Dist

Andrew 47 200 Riddick Dist

Lodowick (") Riddick Dist [returns to Matthews Dist after 1820]

Whitmel (") Riddick

Timothy (") Riddick Dist

Wm. Sr. 75 320 Riddick Dist

Wm Jr. (")  Riddick

 


1822/1823 PROBATE: NC, Gates Co., "Gates County, North Carolina Wills ‑ Book 2, 1807‑1838, Volume II, by Sandra L. Almasy, pg 87‑88, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2a v.2:

 

Andrew MATHEWS (194‑196)

In the name of God Amen. I Andrew MATHEWS of Gates County in the State of North Carolina being in perfect health of body and of sound and disposing mind memory and understanding considering the Certainty of death and the uncertainty of the time thereof and being desirous to Settly my worldly affairs and thereby be the better prepared to leave this world when it shall Pleas God to call me hence do therefore make and publish this my last will and Testament im manner and form following that is to say first.

  Item I give and bequeath unto my loving wife Ann MATHEWS the use of my plantation and all the lands belong thereunto, one feather bed and furniture of her choice during her life time.

  Item I give and bequeath unto my youngest son Jacob MATHEWS my plantation and all the lands belonging thereunto, one feather bed and furniture that is lent to my said wife after her death to him the said Jacob MATHEWS and his heirs and assigns forever.

  Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Absilley MATHEWS fifteen Dollars to her the said Absilley MATHEWS and her heirs and assigns forever.

  Item I give and bequeath unto my son David MATHEWS three dollars fifty cents to him the said David MATHEWS and his heirs and assigns forever.

  Item I give and bequeath unto my son John MATHEWS five dollars to him the said John MATHEWS and his heirs and assigns forever.

  Item I give and bequeath unto my son James MATHEWS seventeen & a half acres of Pocoson land lying adjoining Mills R. Field and Nathaniel Savages land to him the said James MATHEWS and his heirs and assigns forever.

  Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Salley MATHEWS one feather bed and furniture to her the said Salley MATHEWS and her heirs and assigns forever.

  Item I give and bequeath unto my daughter Milley MATHEWS one feather be and furniture to her the said Milley MATHEWS and her heirs and assigns forever.

  Item Devise and bequeath all the rest and residue of my estate both real and personal to be equally divided among my Children named here after Absilley, John, James, Salley, Milley, and Jacob MATHEWS in equal part and share & share alike and lastly I do hereby constitute and appoint David Riddick to be sole Executor of this my last will and testament revoking and nulling all former wills by me heretofore made ratify and confirming this and none other to be my last will and testament in testimony whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 3 day of November in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and twenty two.  Signed sealed published and declared by Andrew MATHEWS the above named testator as and for his last will and testament in the presence of us who at his request in his presence and in the presence of each other have subscribe our names as witness thereto David Riddick Jurat, Wilie Riddick Jurat.; Andrew (his + mark) MATHEWS (seal); February Court 1823: exhibited by David Riddick, executor; proved by David Riddick & Wilie Riddick.

 


1823 TAX:  NC, Gates County

 

Nancy Matthews Riddick District

 

1823/1824 PROBATE: NC, Gates Co., "Gates County, North Carolina Wills ‑ Book 2, 1807‑1838, Volume II, by Sandra L. Almasy, pg 95‑96, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2a v.2:

 

Easter Pruden (212‑213)

In the name of God Amen. I Easter Pruden of Gates County being sick and weak of body but of perfect mind and memory thanks be to God as touching such worldly estate as it has pleased the almighty to endow me with I this 8th day of December in the year of our Lord 1823 Give and dispose of the same in manner and form following to wit First.

  Item I give and bequeath to David Pruden six silver tea spoons to him and his heirs forever.

  Item I give and bequeath to Easter Boyce one cloak to her and her heirs forever.

  Item I give and bequeath to Celia Pruden one loom to her and her heirs forever.

  Item I give and bequeath to Olivia Pruden one pare of silver sleeve buttons to her and her heirs forever.

  Item I give and bequeath to my grandson Lodowick MATHEWS one small trunk to him and his heirs forever.

  Item I give and bequeath to my fore grand children to wit Mary Rice and James MATHEWS, Lodowick MATHEWS and John MATHEWS all my close to be equally divided in equeal parts shear and shear alike between them the fore grand children.

  It is my will and desire that all the remainder of my property that I have not give away heretofore should be equally divided between my three grandsons namely James MATHEWS, Lodwick MATHEWS & John MATHEWS at my death to them & there heirs forever.

  Lastly I nominate David Riddick executor to this my last will and testament.  Signed sealed published and declaerd to be my last will and testament in the presence of A.C. Morgan (Jurat), Willie Riddick.  Easter (her   mark) Pruden (seal); February Court 1824: exhibited by David Riddick, executor; proved by Abraham C. Morgan.

 

1824 COURT:  NC, Gates County

 

Receives inheritance from his grandmother, Easter Pruden.

 

1825‑1832 TAX:  VA, Norfolk Co., No Lodwick Matthews, but there is a William, Ann and Samuel Matthews.

 

1826 COURT: NC, Gates Co., Nov 1826

 

Ordered Demsey S. Goodman Coroner be allowed $10 day for holding inquest over body of James Mathews . . .

 


1827 COURT: NC, Gates Co

 

Adm of estate of James Matthews dec’d granted to Ethelred Matthews

 

1827 TAX: VA, Norfolk Co., Manning District:

 

Andrew Matthews

Miles Matthews

Ann Matthews

William Mathews

Samuel Matthews

 

1828 PROBATE: NC, Gates Co., "Gates County, North Carolina Wills ‑ Book 2, 1807‑1838, Volume II, by Sandra L. Almasy, pg 125, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2a v.2:

 

Mary Benton (277‑278)

    In the name of God Amen. I Mary Benton of Gates County and State of North Carolina being sick and weak in body but of sound understanding mind and memory blessed be given unto God for the same I do make and ordain this to be my last will and Testament in manner and form following viz.

    First I give and bequeath unto my niece Mary MATHEWS daughter of Ethelred MATHEWS one feather bed and its furniture, one large trunk of 1st choice, one cow and calf 1st choice, one pine chest, one quilling wheel one large iron pot to her and her heirs forever.

    Secondly I give and devise unto my sister Christian Benton one dollar to her and her heirs forever.

    Thirdly I give and devise unto my sister Ann MATHEWS one dollar to her and her heirs forever.

    Fourthly I give and devise unto my sister Judith Jones one dollar to her and her heirs forever.

    Fifthly I give and devise unto my sister Elizabeth Riddick one dollar to her and her heirs forever.

    Sixthly after paying all my just debts and demands it is my will and desire and do hereby order that my Brother David Benton have all the residue and remainder part of my property wherever to be found that is not heretofore by me given away to him and his heirs & assigns forever.

    And lastly I nominate and appoint my Brother David Benton to be my joint Executor to this my last will and testament.  In witness where of I have set my hand and seal the 26th day of June 1828.  Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us Demsey Knight (jurat).

Mary (her + mark) Benton (seal)

August Court 1828: exhibited by David Benton, executor; proved by Demsey Knight.

 


1829 COURT: NC, Gates Co., "Minutes of County Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, Gates County, North Carolina, 1828‑1831, ‘Rough Minutes' May 1827‑May 1833," Volume VII, pg 63, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2f v. 7:

 

November 1829

issd Ordered that the under named persons be appointed Patrolers and that they be governed by the laws of this state, and that they patrole once in every two weeks or oftener if necessary under the penalty of forty shillings for every failure, and that they be entitled to receive Seventy five Cents for every twelve hours service (to wit) Simon Walters, Jethro Willey, Levi Rogers, Henry Williams, George W. Smith, and William K. Moore for Capt. Nathaniel Daughtie's Captaincy or district.

  Issd Riddick MATTHEWS, James M. Riddick, Jethro P. MATTHEWS, Lodowick MATTHEWS, Elisha Duke – John O. Hunter, John R. Norfleet, Joseph Riddick, Thomas Smith, Christopher Riddick & Matthew W. Dyes in Capt. Lassiter Riddick's Captaincy &c

 

1830 CENSUS:  NC, Gates County, FHL Film 18087, pg. 105:  [this looks like Lodowick and his brothers James and John.]

 

Wm A. Mathews 1 male 5‑10, 1 10‑15, 1 15‑20; 1 40‑50; 1 female 5‑10, 1 15‑20; 1 40‑50; 1 60‑70

Lodowick Mathews 1 male 0‑5, 2 10‑15, 1 30‑40; 2 females 0‑5; 1 5‑10, 1 30‑40

James Mathews 1 male 0‑5, 1 20‑30; 2 females 0‑5; 1 15‑20, 1 20‑30

    Ann Mathews 1 male 15‑20; 2 females 20‑30, 1 60‑70 [Widow of Andrew Mathews, Ann nickname for Nancy]  Ann paid the taxes until 1831. Jacob Matthews, youngest son of Ann started paying taxes in 1832 when he came of age.)

John D.  Mathews 2 males 0‑5, 2 5‑10, 1 30‑40; 1 female 15‑20; 1 20‑30

Peggy Mathews 1 male 15‑20; 2 females 5‑10, 1 30‑40; 1 50‑60

 

1830 COURT: NC, Gates Co., August 1831:

 

Ordered that the sheriff be allowed in his settlement of the taxes for 1830 with the public treasurer, county trustee and wardens of the poor the poll tax on the following persons, allowed by the court as insolvents, etc., to wit: Bryant Matthews and Lodowick Matthews.

 

1830 COURT:  NC, Gates County

 

Ordered that . . . Lodowick Matthews be allowed the sum set for two days service in militia in expedition to Chowan River pocosion to suppress outlying negroes who were comitting depredations. . . William and Peter Piland

 

1832 TAX:  Va, Norfolk Co., Manning District, Lodinick Matthews, 1 white male over 21, 0 slaves or horses.  Other Mathews were Wm, and Joshua, and Samuel Matthews all of Portsmouth over 16 white.

 


1834 TAX:  VA, Norfolk Co., Gary District, Personal Property, Lodwick Matthews 1 white male over 21 [near other Mathews: Harmon, Overton they also have no slaves.  Also beside Wright Manning, Joseph Manning, Willis Manning, Matthew H. Manning [interesting first name which could have come from surname Matthew]; Matthias Manning, Markham Manning, Malichi Manning, John T. Manning, Matthew Manning [this one has 3 slaves, 2 horses, 1 pig, etc. record cut off], William B. Manning, Stephen Manning.

 

1836 TAX:  VA, Norfolk Co., Manning District (covers Portsmouth and Elizabeth Parish): 

 

Lod: Matthews  N. P. (Norfolk Parish)  1 white 16+ with William, Anna, and Samuel in this same district 1 825-36.

   Also in this tax list in Cutherell District was William Matthews 1 white male over 16.

 

1837 to 1838 no tax record for Lodwick.

 

1837 APPROXIMATE DEATH OF LODOWICK . . . he disappears.

 

1838 TAX:  VA, Norfolk Co., Manning District, pg. 17 Matthews, Scipion D.C. 1 free poll 16 + (Tis would be a free black, Sipe in 1844]

 

Mathews, Samuel H. , E. P. (Elizabeth Parish), 1 white 16+

 

1838 LAND:  VA, Norfolk Co.,: 

 

Barbara Mathews, widow of late Lodowick Mathews and dau. of late William R. Smith deeds land.

 

1839‑1844 TAX:  VA, Norfolk County   No Mathews listed CHECK AGAIN because they could be under Mathias which was becoming the mode at the time.  James should be showing up or Barbara.

 

1840 CENSUS: VA, Norfolk County, Portsmouth p. 127:

 

James Mathews 1 male 20‑30 [James], 2 females 15‑20 [1 sister Susan, 1 an unknown wife] 1 40‑50 [Barbara]

 

1840 CENSUS: AL, Russell County

 

Lodowick Matthews age 40-50 . . .

 

1844 TAX:  VA, Norfolk County   Mathews, Sipe Free black 16 + and 1 horse.

 


1846 TAX:  VA, Norfolk County  Cherry District (Norfolk & Elizabeth River):

Jno C. Mathews white male 16 and up

Herman Mathews white male 16 and up

Ethelred Mathews white male 16 and up

Sipe Mathews free black male 16 and up, 1 horse.

 

1846 PROBATE: NC, Gates Co., "Gates County, North Carolina Wills ‑ Book 3 1838‑1867," Volume III, by Sandra L. Almasy, pg 37‑38, FHL US/CAN Book 975.6153 P2a v.3:

 

William A. MATHEWS (72‑73)

  In the name of Our Lord Jesus Christ Amen. I William A. MATHEWS of Gates County in the State of North Carolina being in propper mind and memory do make ordain and set forth this my last will and Testament in manner and form following viz:

  1st I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Seth D. MATHEWS the sum of two hundred dollars.

  2nd I give and bequeath my beloved daughter Penelope MATHEWS the sum of Two hundred dollars.

  3rd I give and bequeath unto my beloved son Jesse S. MATHEWS one fether bed and furniture & sted, one cow and calf and one yearling.

  4th I give and bequeath unto my daughter Median Johnson the sume of Eighty five dollars.

  5th I give and bequeath unto my beloved son William E. MATHEWS all my home plantation and tract of land whereon I now live with all the houses and improvements there unto belonging to him and his heirs forever.

  6th I give and bequeath unto my Grand daughter Emeline Lee Thirty dollars and provided Emiline Lee should dy without a lawfull begotten heir for that thirty dollars to be equally divided to my lawfull begotten heirs.

  7th All the rest and residue of my estate of perishable property and goods and chatles whatsoever desire to be sold viz all of my negro property whatsoever I desire to be sold viz Jacob, Jim, Mary, Jenny, Lilla, Ben, Willis and all I might parish with hereafter to be sold.  I desire my Executor to pay all my just debts and necessary expenses and after paying all debts and necessary expenses and all the legacies herein given.  I give out of the remainder unto my beloved son Jesse S. MATHEWS the sum of one hundred dollars and all the remainder of the proceeds of my estate from the settling of my negro and perishable property and acconpts and notes I desire to be equally divided to Jesse S. MATHEWS, John M. MATHEWS and William E. MATHEWS.  I now nominate constitute and appoint my beloved sons John M. MATHEWS and William E. MATHEWS sole Executors to this my last will and testament in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seal this the 29th of December 1845 Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of Test. R. MATHEWS, Richard (his + mark) Davenport; [Signed] William (his   mark) MATHEWS (seal)

February Court 1846: proved by Riddick MATHEWS; John M. MATHEWS executor ‑ qualified.

 


1847 TAX:  VA, Norfolk County  Herbert District (Norfolk & Elizabeth River):

Jno C. Mathews white male 16 and up (Elizabeth River Parish)

Herman Mathews white male 16 and up

Ethelred Mathews white male 16 and up NB (Norfolk Parish?)

Jesse Mathews free black male 16 and up, 2 horse, NB (Norfolk Parish?).

 

1848 TAX:  VA, Norfolk County  Herbert District (Norfolk & Elizabeth River):

Ethelred Mathews WB White male 16 and up.

 

1850 CENSUS: VA, Norfolk County, Portsmouth:

 

Barbara Mathews living with her daughter Mary Morris one house away from James Mathews, her son.  James and Mary are listed as born in North Carolina.

 

1860 CENSUS: VA, Norfolk County, Portsmouth:

 

[document 1 sent to GRA from client]

 

1873 DEATH:  VA, Norfolk Co., Death of Susan M. Morris 10 Nov 1873, parents Lodwic & Barbay Mathews.

 

1880 DEATH:  VA, Norfolk Co., Death of James W. Mathews, parents, Lodewick & Barbara Mathews

 

Ideas

If Samuel were Lodowick’s father and he died in 1781, Lodowick would have been born before that date.  Penelope, widow of Samuel Matthews who died in 1781 in Southampton, Virginia, may be the Penelope listed in the 1800 census in Gates County, North Carolina.  There was a Penelope daughter of William A. of Gates County, North Carolina who died in 1846.

 

The Name Lodowick

In addition to covering a large expanse of documentation in this last block, we have also followed up on the name “Lodowick.”   Much can often be learned by studying names, particularly when we have  little else to go on. 

 

The name was found spelled: Loddiwick, Loddrick, Loderick, Lodewick, Lodrick, Lodowick, Lodiewyick, Lodwick, and Lodywick.

 

The name “Lodowick” in all its varieties was used by the Dutch and German for the word Ludwig. It was not a common name and searching the Bible records of the Norfolk area, we came across a Bible record for a family with the surname Lodowick (please see documents 2 (1-5, 43-50).

 


To consider: If the parents or grandparents of Lodowick Matthews were living in an area where they would be put in contact with merchants from New Amsterdam (Brooklyn, New York, was early called by this name), someone in the Matthews family likely married someone in the Lodowick family.   We studied those families.  A Lodewick [sic] Bible from Norfolk, Virginia coupled with colonial history indicated a great deal of trading was going on between the people of Portsmouth and those from New Netherland. 

 

Historical Background

History of Virginia from Its First Settlement to the Present Day, FHL 975.5 H2, Vol. 2

Provided background information on the Portsmouth area.

 

Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Norfolk and Vicinity, 1853, FHL 975.5 H2

Chapter III, 1650-1736, pg. 45.  Norfolk County originally included, in addition to its present limits, Princess Anne and Nansemond- formerly called Nandzimum and Nansimum; Captain Smith wrote Nandsamund.  This part of the territory of Virginia, shortly after being explored and named by Colonel Thorogood, was designated as Upper and Lower Norfolk. [It was important to become acquainted with the various locality names we would be dealing with.]  The portion now known as the county of Nansemond, was called Upper Norfolk (formerly written thus- Vpper Norff.), and the rest, now included in the two counties of Norfolk and Princess Anne, was called Lower Norfolk.  It was also laid off in parishes; and there was the parish of Saint Brides, of Lynnhaven, &c.  In these subdivisions, churches were soon erected and provided with pastors.  The inhabitants were then required, under a penalty of the law, to attend church, and the ministers were amenable to heavy fines for failing to be regularly at their post!

Prior to 1761, however, Elizabeth River Parish comprised a large region of country on both sides of the river; and consequently causing inconvenience to the inhabitants, they petitioned the General Assembly to have it divided into three distinct parishes.  It was accordingly enacted, “that from and after the first day of May, 1761, the parish should be divided into three, to be called Elizabeth River, St. Brides, and Portsmouth Parishes,” which was accordingly done, and Elizabeth River Parish comprised the land on the northward and eastward of the river, and of its eastern branch (Lynnhaven Parish, it appears, was afterwards formed from this).  The limits of St. Brides Parish were between the eastern and southern branches, extending to a mill on Mill Creek, thence southwardly into the Dismal Swamp, as far as the Carolina line, and Portsmouth Parish comprised the remaining part of the former Elizabeth River Parish, extending up into the country, on the south of the river, and on the west of its southern branch.

The name of Upper Norfolk was changed to Nansemond; and in 1691, at the instance of the inhabitants in the eastern and northeastern part of Lower Norfolk, including Lynnhaven Parish, another subdivision took place, by act of Assembly, and Princess Anne county was formed from Lower Norfolk.  This was warmly opposed by the people in the Parishes of St. Brides, &c., principally on account of the consequent increase in the poll-tax.

The name, Princess Anne, was, of course, adopted in honour of Anne, the amiable Princess of Denmark (daughter of James II.), who ascended the throne in 1702, in the 38th year of her age, and whose loyal subjects gave her the title of “the good Queen Anne.”

 


Pg. 51.  The Charter points out the duties of the mayor, aldermen, &c.  Samuel Boush, Esq., was appointed to be Mayor; Sir John Randolph (Knight), Recorder; and George Newton, Samuel Boush, the younger, John Hutchings, Robert Tucker, John Taylor, Samuel Smith, the younger, James Ivey, and Alexander Campbell, were appointed Aldermen.  Provision was also made in the charter for the election of councilmen and the different officers of the corporation, and holding of the courts, elections, markets, public fairs, &c.

 

Pg. 56.  “John Taylor’s name comes next.  He was born in 1691 and died in 1744.  He was buried in the lot of St. Paul’s, and the spot is marked by a massive tablet.  His descendants are among the worthiest members of the community.  “Samuel Smith is the next name.  From him the creek that bounds the city on the north side and Smith’s Point took their name.  He was buried on the left hand, as you enter the northern gate of the old churchyard.

 

A Colonial History of Virginia, FHL 975.5 H2cw.

 

The first charter granted to the Virginia Company all those territories in America lying on the sea coasts between the 34th and 45th degrees of North latitude, from sea to sea, and all islands within one hundred miles from shore.  The Virginia company was subdivided into the London and Southern Colony, and the Plymouth or Northern Colony.  The attempt to settle the Northern Colony proved a failure and it became the duty of the Southern Colony to guard the boundaries defined by the charter.  Argall destroyed several French settlements and made the Dutch at Manhattan pay tribute and acknowledge the Jamestown Colony as having jurisdiction.  A permanent settlement by the English in the Northern territory, was not made until 1620.  Virginia protected the Northern coast until this settlement was made.  There were four charters granted the Southern Colony, one giving jurisdiction as far east as the Somer Islands (Bermudas).  A glance at the map show good reason for Virginia being called the Mother of States.

 

In 1647 over 8,000 people lived in the colony, thousands of acres had been cleared and crops planted, 150 plows being in use.  When Christmas arrived it found the people worshiping in twenty churches, each with its own minister, who received a salary equivalent to $500 per year, payable in corn and tobacco.  There were anchored in James River ten vessels from London, two from Bristol, twelve from Holland, and seven from New England.  The several crews totaled 800 men.  Captain Brocas, of the Council, had planted a vineyard and mad excellent wine; Mr. Richard Bennet had twenty butts of cider   pressed from his own orchard; Sir William Berkeley had, from his orchard, apricots, peaches, mellicotons, quinces, wardens and the like , dried, pickled, preserved or otherwise disposed of; and there were wild turkeys, game, oysters, fish poultry, pork, beef and many other delicacies of Old England.          

 


In 1651 the English squadron of Cromwell, having forced the colony at Barbadoes to submission, entered the Chesapeake with orders to compel Berkeley and the Loyalists of Virginia to acknowledge allegiance to the Commonwealth. Cromwell was greatly incensed when he learned that the Virginia colony had refused to swear fealty to the new government in England.  Parliament, by this suggestion, passed an ordinance declaring the Virginians rebels and traitors, and issued a decree forbidding them commercial intercourse with England or any colony.

Notwithstanding the isolated condition of the little band of Royalists and the impossibility of making successful defense, yet, under the leadership of Berkeley, they did not hesitate to take up arms in defense against the invading fleet.  Several Dutch ships (trading in Virginia in defiance of the navigation act) were requisitioned and the sturdy-hearted Virginians met the enemy.  Though defeated, they made such a gallant defense, the commander, in admiration of their effort, granted terms of submission favorable to the colony.

 

Chapter XXI, Sub-division of Shires, Counties Formed, pg. 155-157.

 

Elizabeth City (1634)- From Elizabeth City was formed New Norfolk (1636).  New Norfolk was divided into Upper and Lower Norfolk (1637).  From Upper Norfolk was taken Nansemond (1642).  Lower Norfolk was divided into Norfolk and Princess Anne (1691).

Origin of names- Elizabeth City, first known as Kicquotan.  It was named in honor of Princess Elizabeth, daughter of James I.  She married Frederick, Elector Palatine, on St. Valentine’s Day, February 14, 1612-13 (O.S.).  New Norfolk, (Upper Norfolk, Norfolk).  In honor of Norfolk, a port in England.  Jefferson (1792) states as opinion that it received its name from the Duke of Norfolk.  Nansemond (Nansemunds), an Indian word meaning “fishing point.”  A village of this name was located in that section.  Princess Anne, in honor of Princess Anne, who became Queen in 1702.

One of the patentees, Sir Richard Worsley, came from Isle of Wight, England.  His plantation was so named.  1739 Southampton was named in honor of Henry Wriothesley, Second Earl of Southampton. He was one of the best friends of the Colonists and a member of the Virginia Company.  Associated with Edwin Sandys, he did everything possible to make the undertaking a success.  He was a man of education and ability and was a great friend and patron of William Shakespeare.  An number of Shakespeare’s works were dedicated to him.

 

Evidence indicates that merchants traveled and performed trade between other colonies such as those in New York (at that time known as New Netherlands) and with Holland itself.  Much of this merchandising took place in Lower Norfolk County and surrounding areas.

 

Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century: an inquiry into the material condition of the people, based upon original and contemporaneous records by Philip Alexander Bruce, Vol. II, NY: MacMillan and Co, and London, 1896, FHL US/CAN 975.5 H2b v. 2., pp. 310-311

 

In 1651, when Virginia yielded to Cromwell, a war was in progress between England and Holland, but it appears to have had no influence upon the intercourse between the planters and the owners of Dutch vessels. When the surrender to the Commissioners of the Commonwealth took place, the quantity of goods in the Colony belonging to Dutch merchants was so large that a special clause was introduced in the articles of submission, stipulating that these goods should be protected from surprisal.


     In the petition now offered to the States-General by a large number of the merchants of Holland, who declare that for twenty years they had been engaged in commerce with the Virginians, they mention incidentally that the principal commodities which they had been conveying to the Colony were linen and coarse cloths, beer, brandy, and other distilled spirits. These goods were exempted from Dutch customs. (Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New York, vol. 1, p. 437.  The Maryland Council declared that “the Dutch trade was the darling of the people of Virginia and Maryland.” Archives of Maryland, Proceedings of Council, 1636-1667, p. 428; Documents Relating to the Colonial History of New York, vol. XIV, p. 139.) Stuyvesant was at this time anxious that all vessels leaving the Low Countries with cargoes of merchandise for Virginia should be required to stop at New Amsterdam on the outward voyage, but the directors of the West India Company refused to comply with his request to that effect. The owners of these cargoes were in many cases English merchants engaged in business in Holland.

     In 1653, Henry Mountford of Rotterdam appointed an agent in Lancaster County, who was instructed to collect all that was due his principal for advances of goods; and a smaller power was given to John Sheppard of the same city to his representative in that county. In 1656, Simon Overzhe, who described himself as a citizen of Rotterdam, granted a full discharge to Thomas Lambert, who had been acting as his factor in the county of Lower Norfolk. (Records of Lower Norfolk County, original vol. 1651-1656, p. 232. Simon Overzhe resided at one time in Virginia, and at another in Maryland. Among other English merchants seated in Holland, who had dealings with planters in Lower Norfolk County, was William Harris. See his release of Francis Yeardley from all debts due by him to Harris, Ibid., p. 24. William Moseley, who lived in Lower Norfolk County, was at one time a resident of Rotterdam. See Ibid., p. 24) A few years later, John de Potter of Amsterdam chose as his attorney in Virginia, his sister, who had married Thomas Edmunds of Elizabeth River. Among the merchants residing in the Low Countries who were engaged at the time in trade with the planters of the eastern Shore were Cornelius Schut, Nicholas Van Bleck, and Cornelius Stennick.(Records of Northampton County, original vol. 1655-1657, p. 53; Ibid., original vol. 1657-1666, orders Sept. 1666. There is entered in the records of the same county a power of attorney from Jacob Derrickson and Abram Johnson of Holland to John Johnson to serve as their factor, both in Maryland and Virginia. See original vol. 1654-1655, f. p. 121. The following charter party drawn up in 1646 is a fair sample of the charter parties by which English merchants secured the advantages of Dutch shipping: “In the name of God, Amen. A charter party made the fourth day of September, 1646, and an agreement made by me Abraham Pyle, a publique....allowed and admitted of by the Lord of holland, dwelling in....in the presence of the following partyes, namely, William Wright, Rowland Marstone, and John Bason together and every one, as all (in solidum) English merchants and freighters, to Reignard Cornelius, husband and master of the shipp next, under God named, the Foxe...we bind ourselves . . . both in our persons and estates, and especially the fraighters’ goods, shipped abroad, and the husband and said shipp fraight...to be under submission unto all courts and justice...”  Records of Lower Norfolk County, vol 1646-1651, f. p 30.)

 


Economic History of Virginia, pp. 314-315

 

The commerce between the Colony and the Dutch community seated at New Amsterdam was one of very considerable volume. It was important, indeed, that in December, 1652, when hostilities were soon to break out between Holland and England, the Directors of the West India Company urged upon Stuyvesant the strong expediency of maintaining the most harmonious relations with the people of Virginia in order to retain their trade. In the following spring, a commission was dispatched to Jamestown for the purpose of concluding a treaty, although the English and Dutch were actually at war. The Governor there did not consider that he had the power to enter into such an arrangement without the permission of the authorities of the Commonwealth. A few months later, Stuyvesant sent a second commission, who were to ask for the continuation of the commercial intercourse between Virginia and the people of New Amsterdam, and who were also to secure the right to pay what the merchants of the Dutch province owed in the Colony, and to collect what was due them by its inhabitants. It was proposed that the grant of these privileges should be wholly provisional until the consent of their respective governments in Europe to the agreement had been obtained. This arrangement, it would appear, led to an extensive sale of merchandise in Virginia. In 1655, the hostilities between Holland and England having been brought to a close, the Directors of the West India Company again instructed Stuyvesant to promote by every means in his power the commerce between Virginia and the New Netherlands, a matter which they thought devoid of difficulty, as the English were unable to supply the people of the Colony with all of the different kinds of merchandise they required. To encourage the course of trade between the two, Stuyvesant was ordered in 1657 to impose a duty of only one per cent on all commodities shipped from New Netherlands to Virginia. In 1660, the volume of this trade was described as being very great. The vessels from the Dutch province which brought in goods proceeded, as soon as they had secured their cargoes of tobacco, directly to Holland.

When the New Netherlands became a possession of England, the volume of trade between that Colony and Virginia continued to be important. In 1666, Jacob Leisler of the former place put on record in the county court of Rappahannock, a power of attorney authorizing Thomas Hawkins to collect the different debts due him in that part of the country, in the form of bills, bonds, and open accounts. In 1680, Edward Hill of Charles City became agent of Daniel De Hart of Manhattan Island.

 

Economic History of Virginia, pp. 324-325

 

The intercourse between the latter province and Lower Norfolk County seems to have been extremely frequent. Among the citizens of Maryland engaged in these commercial transactions, were William Holland, Edward Lloyd, Emanuel Ratcliffe, and Charles Egerton.


The trade with the West Indies began as early as 1633, in which year, captain Devries stated that he made at Jamestown the acquaintance of Captain Stone, who had recently arrived from that part of America, it is to be presumed with a cargo of supplies to be bartered for tobacco. The directors of the Dutch West India Company, writing to Stuyvesant in 1646, called his attention to the fact that persons from Virginia had already made their way to Curacoa, and were exchanging their commodities for its products. Only a few years later, shipmasters from Barbadoes are found selling negroes to the planters along the York and James. It was the custom of many of the vessels sailing from this island to proceed first to Virginia and afterwards to New England.

 

Economic History of Virginia, pp. 332-333

 

The English merchants who supplied the planters with manufactured articles may be roughly divided into two classes: first, those who resided in the mother country and disposed of goods to the colonies either directly upon the receipt of the tobacco in England, or who shipped goods to Virginia to be sold there by factors; secondly, those who lived either permanently or temporarily in the Colony and exchanged the commodities which they had ordered, for the products of the country, acting either in their own persons or through local representatives in their different mercantile transactions. To the first class belonged men of such standing as Micajah Perry, Thomas Lane, John Cary, John Cooper, George Richards, Peter Paggin, and John Bland. These English merchants in many instances had brothers or near relatives in Virginia who served as their agents. This was the case with Micajah Perry. It was also the case with John Bland. The English traders who resided in the Colony were men like Francis Lee, John Chew, Thomas Burbage, Robert Vaulx, and John Greene. In some instances they returned to England. This was the case with Robert Vaulx, John Greene, and Francis Lee. Participation in commercial exchange with the Virginians does not appear to have been the direct means of acquiring vast fortunes on the part of the merchants who resided in the mother country, although it is known that many persons engaged in this trade were men in affluent circumstances. Of the twenty-four who, towards the close of the seventeenth century, furnished the greater portion of the supplies of various kinds imported into the Colonies of Maryland and Virginia, not one bore a name which is identified in an illustrious degree with the subsequent history of England either in social or political way. [1680-1700]


The following is the list: Micajah Perry, Thomas Lane, James Dryden, Jonathan Mathews, Richard Cox, Samuel Groom, Anthony Stratton, John Cary, Josiah Bacon, John Blackall, John Browne, Edward Littlepage [several others from British State Papers, American and West Indies, No. 512; and McDonald Papers, Vol Vii, pp 251, 252, Va. State Library].  Among the other English merchants who were engaged in the trade with Virginia were the following: [Listed several from York. . . Lower Norfolk–William Bird of Bristol, Nathan Stainesmore, William Atterbury of London, Francis Wells, Thomas Meriwether, Joseph Knott, John Munyon, John Kick, Isaac Merritt, James Harris (some of these merchants refer to themselves now as of England, and now as of Lower Norfolk); . . .  Accomac . . . Rappahannock . . . Middlesex - William Twigg of Dublin, Daniel Stoodeley of London, Francis Moore of Dublin, George Lee, Roger Burrough, Gawin Corbin, Edward Hill, John Bowles, Perient Trott, Richard Wilson, John Jeffreys, James Cary, William Crip, all of London; Richard Lonnon of Dublin, Henry Ashton of Liverpool, John Goodwin,  Jonathan Mathews, John Taylor . . . Lancaster . . .Northampton . . . The estates of many of these merchants at their deaths were inventoried in Virginia, showing that they were property holders if not residents at one time of the colony.  Thomas Chitwood is referred to sometimes as of Lancaster, and sometimes as of England.  “Some from being wool hoppers and of meaner employment in England,” remarks the author of Leah and Rachel, “have in Virginia become great merchants and attained to the most eminent advancement the Country afforded.” p. 20, Force’s Historical Tracts, vol. III.

 

Economic History of Virginia, pp. 438-439

 

The English Government apparently did not oppose the construction in the Colony of sea-going vessels, provided that their cargoes were made subject to the usual duties. In 1697, the ships were constructed in Virginia by Bristol merchants who were influenced to build there by a consideration not only of the fine quality of the timber, but also of the comparatively small cost entailed in the performance of the work. Among the principal shipwrights in Virginia in the seventeenth century were John Meredith, John and Robert Pritchard of Lancaster, Abraham Elliott, Richard Yates, and John Ealfridge of Lower Norfolk. Meredith was in possession of large tracts of land which he acquired by purchase or by original grant. The estate of John Pritchard was appraised at four hundred and eighty-two pounds sterling, exclusive of all tobacco due him. This last item amounted to 101,307 pounds. Ealfridge devised a plantation to each of his two sons. The estate of Richard Yates was valuable in personal and real property alike. Elliott was an owner of lands both in Virginia and England. (Records of Lower Norfolk, original vol. 1666-1675, p. 9. Among other shipwrights residing in Lower Norfolk County, who were owners of land, were Nicholas Wise, John Creekman, Isaac Seaborne, John Tucker, Quintillian Gutterick, Roger Houseden, Edward Wilder; in Rappahannock, Simon Miller, who, on one occasion, bought 625 acres in one tract (Records of Rappahannock County, 1668-1672, p. 139, Va State Library), John Griffin; in Lancaster, William Edwards; in Northampton, Walter Price, Christopher Stribling; and in Elizabeth City, George and Jacob Walker.

 

Economic History of Virginia, pg. 456-462.

Among the numerous artificers who were found in the list of his servants and slaves, were spinners of the flax which he had produced in the cultivation of his own land.  There were probably other planters, contemporaries of Captain Mathews, who made a similar use of the same plant obtained in a like manner, and this continued through the interval preceding 1681.  In that year, we find Colonel Fitzhugh writing to Thomas Mathew and congratulating him on his progress in manufacturing and expressing the hope that it would be profitable, and at the same time, commending his example to all the landowners of the Colony.

Every tithable was required to produce either two pounds of flax, or Hemp, or one pound of each, every year, and the penalty for the neglect of this regulation was the forfeiture of fifty pounds of tobacco.  To ensure its performance, the heads of families and the overseers of servants and slaves were directed, before the annual levy was made, to appear before the nearest justice of the peace, and give in for each tithable under him, the amount of dressed flax or hemp prescribed by law.

Whether this was the case or not, the inventories placed on record in the county courts in the period between the repeal of the law and its reeanctment show that there were few of the more important households in the Colony, in this interval, in which linen-stuffs were not manufactured for domestic uses.  Linen-wheels are frequently enumerated.


Among the manufactures of line in Middlesex were Ralph Wormeley, who, in 1684, brought into court one hundred pounds of dressed flax fit for the spindle; Captain Henry Creyk, who presented seven yards of cloth; and Richard Parrott, who presented thirty-five yards.

Colonel Mathews, perhaps the leading citizen of Virginia in 1646, not only spun linen from flax, but also wove cloth of wool.  In the list of his employees there appear a number of artisans for this purpose.  In 1656, the authority was given to Northampton County to pass laws to promote and govern its own manufactures, among which the woollen were probably of importance.

If any person who had knowledge of the fact that a certain quantity of wool and woolfels were to be exported seized upon, he was entitled to one-half of it as a reward for furnishing information as to its prospective illegal removal.

 

Economic History of Virginia, pg. 471.

The covenants into which Luke Mathews, a tailor of Hereford, entered with Thomas Landon of Virginia were probably fairly representative; Mathews bound himself to serve Landon for a period of two years, his term to begin when he reached the Colony; the remuneration was to be six pence a day when working for members of Landon’s family, but when for other persons, he was to be entitled to one-half of the proceeds of his labor, whatever it might be. ( Records of Middlesex County, original vol. 1694-1703, p. 14.  Landon afterwards removed for a time to Carolina, and before doing so, entered into a second agreement with Mathews.  See Ibid., p. 116.

 

Economic History of Virginia, pg. 475.

 

In 1648, Samuel Mathews, in addition to having spinners and weavers among his servants and slaves, owned a tannery and employed eight shoemakers, a number so great that they must have been engaged in part in making shoes for sale.

 

Economic History of Virginia, pg. 574-576.

 

... laborers had been offered fifty acres for every one he introduced, but an insignificant proportion of that class which formed the principal basis of the head right would have found their way to Virginia, and in the absence of that class, the destruction of the forest on a great scale would have been deferred for many decades.  The head right ensured an enormous immigration of agricultural laborers, the tract of fifty acres being looked upon as a partial compensation at least for the expense of bringing in the servant.  The West was settled by an influx of population which, under the homestead law, became at once a community of small landowners, but in Virginia in the seventeenth century, the mass of the inhabitants were men and women who had no interest in the soil.  In spite of the fact that the average size of the patent sued out was not very considerable, the face of the country was in possession of only a section of the people.


The valuable inducements held out to men of means to become landowners in Virginia led to the emigration of a large number of Englishmen who represented the most refined elements of the mother country, and who were therefore anxious to introduce into their new communities all of those economic conditions to which they were accustomed on their native soil.  They were compelled to follow a new system of agriculture, because they had not only to overcome the obstacle of a heavy growth of forest, but also to adapt their action to the needs of the tobacco plant, but in all the other departments of their economic affairs they adhered as far as possible to the methods and customs of England.

The Virginians, unlike the people of New England, were not compelled to seek purchasers for their main product; foreign shipmasters, with vessels loaded down with the greatest variety of merchandise, sailed directly up to the plantation wharves and there exchanged their goods for tobacco, or they placed these goods in the hands of factors who distributed them among the people in return for that commodity.

Beasts, birds, and fish were to be obtained in almost incredible quantities.  There has never been a soil more admirably adapted to every species of vegetables than the soil of Virginia, even at the present day, after being under cultivation for nearly three hundred years.

The highest powers of the most capable men of the age were directed to do the accumulation of property.  The country was new and was covered with forest: it required a concentration of thought and energy on the part of individuals to secure material success in the midst of such success was necessary if a foothold was to be won, and when won, maintained. The principal figures in the history of Virginia in the seventeenth century were men of the stamp of Samuel Mathews, George Menefie, Robert Beverley, Adam Thoroughgood, Ralph Wormeley, William Fitzhurgh, Edmund Scarborough, and William Byrd, men who were important, not because they filled high offices, but because they had gathered together great properties by planting and trading.

 

Obviously there is ample evidence toward a Lodowick Matthews or Lodowick Pruden ancestry being a part of these merchant/shipping families that traveled back and forth from New Amsterdam, Portsmouth, and the West Indies.

 

Lodowick as a Surname

Once the Lodowick Family Bible was studied, we turned to the International Genealogical Index to learn of more information and evidence to guide us to clues of this name in your family.  The following individuals and families were located:

 

·                      21 APR 1854   Frelinghuysen Twp, Warren, New Jersey female Loderwick born to Jonah Loderwick and Elizabeth IGI Christening Entry: C509771

·                      John F. Loderwick born about 1841 of, Forsyth, North Carolina

·                      Son of PIETER LODEWYK and MAREYTJE SCHANS, ANDRIES LODEWYK Gender: Male Christening: 08 NOV 1744 Reformed Dutch Church, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York    ‑ International Genealogical Index, C511011, 1718 ‑ 1795 Film 0534198   [This is the family that linked to the family of Portsmouth.]

·                      Pieter Lodewyck found in Genealogical Records: New York, 1675‑1920, Event:  Lived  in:  1731, Comments:  Land Records, Source:  Calendar of the N.Y. Colonial Manuscripts indorsed Land Papers ‑ Extracts, Publisher:  Weed, Parsons & Co., Publication Information:  Albany, 1864, Page:  201 Province:  New York 


·                      Anneken Lodewyck De Jonge ‑ International Genealogical Index / NA Gender: Female Death: About 1680 Brooklyn, Kings, New York

·                      Register of the Early Settlers of Kings County, Long Island New York, Page 63 Simon‑‑m. 1st, Aug. 7, 1655, Annetje Lodewyck, who d. prior to July 8, 1682; m Simon (sup. Van Huyse), from Groningen‑‑and this may be the above Simon‑‑m. 1st, Aug. 7, 1655, Annetje Lodewyck, who d. prior to July 8, 1682; m. 2d, June 30, 1686, Tryntje Gerrets. Resided in Brn. Will da. July 8, 1684, rec. p. 5, Lib. 1 (copy) of Con. Issue:‑‑Grietje, bp. July 29, 1657; Engeltie, bp. Sept. 15, 1658, in N. A.; Janneke, bp. Dec. 5, 1660; Claes, bp. Nov. 27, 1661; Lysbeth, bp. May 22, 1664; Peter; Lodowyck, bp. Apl. 25, 1666, in N. Y.; Jan, bp. Jan. 12, 1671; Margriet, b. Jan. 14, 1674‑‑all bp. in Brn except those set forth as bp. in N. A. and N. Y.

·                      LODEWICK, HANS, obtained a patent Nov. 3, 1645, for land in Brn. On absconding, an inventory of his property in Brn was taken in 1648, as per p. 44 of Cal. of Dutch Man. and per p. 59 of Vol. III. of O'Callaghan's Man. Trans. of Dutch Man.

·                      Casparus Lodewyck christened 25 NOV 1787, Reformed Dutch Church, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York son of Casparus Lodewyck and SARA BUSCH, IGI,  C511011  1718 ‑ 1795 FHL film 0534198. [Tied into the family of the Portsmouth Bible.]

·                      MARIA LODEWYK born 09 SEP 1759   Dutch Reformed Church, Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey daughter of HENDRIK LODEWYK and ROSINA  C505901  1740 ‑ 1854  974.921 F1 V2R.

·                      Peter Lodwick marr Christina Rous [Roos] and had VA Bible Record]

·                      CASPARUS LODEWYCK who married MARIA SPOOR 18 JUL 1751   First Dutch Reformed Church, Albany, Albany, New York , International Genealogical Index  M506191, 1750 ‑ 1764, US/CAN  974.7 C4H 1907. [See Bible record.]  They had:

1.                  Johannes Lodewyck son of Casparus Lodewyck and Maria Spoor born 1752 [Jan 11 in VA Bible]  Reformed Dutch Church, Kinderhook, Columbia, New York  C511011  1718 ‑ 1795  0534198.  He married at Kinderhook NY on March 5, 1771 Elizabeth Miller.  They had:

 

1.                  Isaac Lodewick bap Kinderhock, NY, 9 Jan 1774 married at Schodack NY Dec 1800 to Leentie.  They had a son

 

2.                  Simeon Lodewick born at Schodack NY on 13 May 1808.  He had a son:

 

3.                  Charles Casper Lodewick born 24 Dec 1847 [3 years later than that in the Bible.  Yet the application papers were in with the Bible Papers?] at Schodack NY.

 

Casper Lodewick born 1 Mar 1780 marr 1 Sep 1808 d 21 Apr 1837. He married Margaret Elliot b 1 Feb 1775 mar 1 Sep 1808 d 7 Dec 1851.  They had:

John Elliot Lodewick

Henry C. Lodewick

Margaret Lodewick

William Lodewick

Jane Ann Lodewick

 


In 1652 an Anthony Lodewyck was a soldier with the West Indies Company. [see printed page] Anthony Lodewyck found in New Netherland Vital Records, 1600's  Listed in:  Directory to Persons in New Netherland, 1600s

 

Gerrit, probably the son of John, was from Kampen, Overijssel, Netherlands. Machtelt was the widow of Anthony Lodewyck. She left Amsterdam, Holland on 19 Jun 1658 on the ship "Brownfish" and came to New Amsterdam. She was described on the passenger list as being familiar with agriculture. Gerrit is first mentioned on 26 Aug 1658 as a soldier. He was stationed in Kingston (Wiltwyck, Esopus) NY for the protection of the town. His brother Jacob was in the same company. Gerrit and Machtelt were in same company. Gerrit and Machtelt were in Kingston in 1661 when their only child was born. During the same year Gerrit was granted a lot in town, paid a church tax of 10 florint, paid an excise tax on wine and beer and was on the militia muster rolls. About 35 families were living in Kingston that year. Gerrit and Machtelt were in court a number of times in 1661. On 13 Sept 1661 Gerrit defaulted on an action brought by his wife to court. On 16 Nov 1661 he was sued by Femmetjen Alberts for 12 guilders and ordered to pay. He was sued by Getruyt Andrissen at the same time. On 6 Dec 1661 Machtelt was in court demanding a petticoat that she had loaned Altjen Constapel when she fled from her husband. By Mar 1662 Gerrit had moved from Kingston to Manhattan. He was still a soldier. He was involved in a dispute with Immetje Framsen over repairs to a house that he rented from her. He was in Manhattan on 11 Jun 1667 and again on 14 Jan 1668 when he was sued by Jan Smedes and Bartholomus Van der Schel. Gerrit moved to Flatbush, Brooklyn next. On 27 Dec 1668 he bought a house and lot there from Pieter Schoel for 975 florin. He was to take possession by 1 May 1669. On 5 Feb 1670 he sold this property to Jan Hermensen for 400 florin. In 1670 he was being sued in court again. On 12 Jan 1670 Tjtus Siericks and Julie Jans sued Gerrit for an unpaid saddle. Gerrit said that the quality was poor but he was ordered to pay. On 3 Mar 1670 Louys Jansen sued him for nonpayment on a horse. Gerrit had paid to tobacco but Louys Jansen said it was unusable. Gerrit was ordered to pay. Gerrit isn't found on any records after this. He may have gone back tu Ulster Co., NY where his son, Jan, was living but there isn't any record of this. On 6 Jun 1676 Machtelt was a baptismal witness in NYC. On 19 Aug 1688 she witnessed the baptism of her first granddaughter Elizabeth, in Kingston.

 

  592. HANS PETER FABER, born 1612116; died January 18, 1687/88116. He was the son of 1184. BARTHEL FABER and 1185. KATARINA. He married 593. MARIA MARTHA Abt. 1637.

 

      593. MARIA MARTHA, born Abt. 1615; died April 10, 1674.

     

Children of HANS FABER and MARIA MARTHA are:

  296 i.   JOHANN BAROLD FABER, born September 10, 1636 in Kirchberg, Rheinland, Preussen; died May 02, 1718 in Hunsruck, Simmern, Rheinland, Preussen; married ANNA MARGARETHA MOOG September 20, 1660 in Kirchberg Hunsrueck, Simmern, Rheinland, Preussen.

   ii.   Hans Peter Faber, born Abt. 1639; died June 16, 1699; married Anna Magdalena Viel September 18, 1666; born Abt. 1649; died Unknown.

   iii.   Johann Nikolas Faber, born Abt. 1641; died Unknown.

   iv.   Elisabet Margarete Faber, born Abt. 1650; died Unknown; married Johann Peter Viel September 18, 1666; born Abt. 1646; died Unknown.


[There were MOOG individuals in the land patent records]

 

Henry Lodewyke was a Seargeant in the Rev War from Renssaelaer Regiment., NY in Staats Co, and in Woodworths company

 

An Anthony Lodewyck was a soldier with the West India Company [Dutch].  He died before 1659.

 

Other documents covering the Lodowick family point their origins to Holland (see documents 3 to 12)[3].

 

Surname Approach

Loddiwick Mathews was found in several sources which supported the web site address you provided including: Early Georgia Settlers, 1700s‑1800s Listed in:  Index to the 1830 Census of Georgia     Page number:  312      Washington County p. 265.

 

p. 166 William Ritchie Jr. of Habersham Co to Loderick Mathews

       of Upson County for $500 Lot 272 in the 23rd Dist.

       Muscogee Co now Talbot 11‑5‑1827 They Were Here vol 6 No Author Call Number: F285.T44x vol.6 This book contains a quarterly Georgia genealogical magazine.   Bibliographic Information: They Were Here vol.6. Privately Published. Georgia. 1970.


History of Upson County, Georgia 1824-1825 Lodrick Mathews was first settler in Upson Co witness Wm M. Reed., Macon, Ga.: Press of J.W. Burke Co., 1930, 1122  pgs.

 

Lodrick Mathews Jones born son of Thomas H. and Martha Tharp Jones was born 28 Apr 1850 in Twiggs Co., GA  Cook, Anna Maria Green, History of Baldwin County, Georgia

Anderson, S.C.: Keys‑Hearn Print. Co., 1925, 495  pgs.

 

Loderick Mathews found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790‑1907

Document number:  1354     Description number:  1    

Number of acres:  40.0000     Accession number:  AR2100__.270    

Patentee Surname:  Mathews     Patentee given name:  Loderick    

State name:  Arkansas    

Volume:  2100     Page number:  270    

Land office:  Champagnolle     Aliquot part reference:  NENE    

Section number:  7     

Township:  17 South     Range:  15 West    

Meridian or special survey area:  Fifth Principal Meridian    

Title transfer authority:  Sale‑Cash Entries    

Combined signature date:  Nov. 1, 1852    

Multiple patentees:  N     Multiple warrantees:  N     

Signature:  Y     Canceled document:  N     Subsurface rights reserved:  N    

Metes and bounds:  N     Fractional section:  N

 

Lodrick Mathews found in:

 

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790‑1907

Document number:  2147     Description number:  1    

Number of acres:  79.8800     Accession number:  AL1370__.050    

Patentee Surname:  Mathews     Patentee given name:  Lodrick    

State name:  Alabama    

Volume:  1370     Page number:  50    

Land office:  Montgomery     Aliquot part reference:  W½NW    

Section number:  3     

Township:  18 North     Range:  29 East    

Meridian or special survey area:  St. Stephens Meridian    

Title transfer authority:  Sale‑Cash Entries    

Combined signature date:  Apr. 8, 1837    

Multiple patentees:  N     Multiple warrantees:  N     

Signature:  Y     Canceled document:  N     Subsurface rights reserved:  N    

Metes and bounds:  N     Fractional section:  N

 

Lodrick Mathews found in:

Land Records: AL, AR, FL, LA, MI, MN, OH, WI, 1790‑1907


Document number:  14     Description number:  1    

Number of acres:  319.7000     Accession number:  AL5010__.075    

Patentee Surname:  Mathews     Patentee given name:  Lodrick    

State name:  Alabama    

Volume:  5010     Page number:  75    

Land office:  Montgomery     Aliquot part reference:      

Section number:  36     

Township:  19 North     Range:  28 East    

Meridian or special survey area:  St. Stephens Meridian    

Title transfer authority:  Indian Allotment‑General    

Combined signature date:  Mar. 15, 1839    

Multiple patentees:  N     Multiple warrantees:  N     

Signature:  Y     Canceled document:  N     Subsurface rights reserved:  N    

Metes and bounds:  N     Fractional section:  N     

 

Military Records - War of 1812

If your Lodowick is old enough to have married the earlier bride, then he might have a War of 1812 Pension Paper.  That should be looked into.

 

Surname, First Name

MATTHEWS,  LODEWICK   59 REG'T (RIDDICK, JR'S,) VIRGINIA MIL.   PRIVATE PRIVATE Roll box 134 Roll Extr 602

MATHEWS,  LODEWICK   9 REGIMENT (SHARP'S) VIRGINIA MILITIA.   PRIVATE PRIVATE   134 602

 

Summary of Last Report

In light of this report and our last report we have added information about the earliest Mathews in Virginia.  Remember Captain Mathews in court in Jamestown in 1628.  Ten years later Anthony Mathews was mentioned as being transported by a man who obtained land in the Isle of Wight.   Samuel Mathews was mentioned only in 1650 and 1651 with his land.  Perhaps this was the Captain Mathews.  There was also a Captain Matthews listed in the Brooklyn, New York records in this same time period of the 1650s. 

 

Between 1653 and 1668 Anthony was in Isle of Wight records and received land in Southampton in 1664.  This Anthony was married to Ann and he purchased land in 1660 in both Isle of Wight and Southampton.  In 1685 a Richard and Anthony Mathews appear.  The Anthony rec’d land in 1696 on Seward Swamp.  This Anthony died in 1681. 

 


                                 Anthony Mathews b bef 1630 d. 1681 marr Ann of Isle of Wight

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|                                                                                                                                   |

     Anthony Jr.                                                                                                              Richard

              D aft 1715 bef 1746                                                                                       D 1705/6

 

                     Hugh Mathews                                        Richard Mathews

         Isle of Wight 1715                                   Isle of Wight 1718

 

In 1693 the widow Ann has married a Davis.  Richard Mathews died in 1705/6 in Isle of Wight.

Anthony Mathews and Hugh Matthews appear to have been linked for they both received land in the Isle of Wight then Hugh in 1715  received land in Southampton.  In 1718 Richard Mathews has land in Isle of Wight.  We returned to our spread sheet to see if a clue would surface.  This division of land in Nansemond could account for the fact that Anthony’s land was divided in 1801.  Anthony  appeared in 1800 in North Carolina, Gates County, on the census but not in the other records.  He appears to be owning land in two states.                                                                                       

 

What we learned from these new records was that during the year of birth of Lodowick in 1790 only one Mathews was in Nansemond County.  That was Anthony Mathews.  He owned land called “Gates” of 350 acres in Nansemond County.  He appeared alone on the Nansemond County tax records between 1788 to 1801. However, if Lodowick was born earlier because of the earlier marriage found, then he could be related to Samuel or James Matthews.

 

Anthony Mathews was in the Allen district.  In 1801 William Mathews appears in the Allen district with 239 acres.  In 1802 William Mathews with 114 acres and Anthony Mathews with 125 acres appear totaling 239 acres.  The other 111 acres were unaccounted for in the tax records.  This implies that the land may have been sold, but with the loss of records, we are not sure just where it went.  It could also imply that the Anthony Mathews possessing 350 acres may have been the father of the Anthony and William, and these two were sons, sharing a portion of the land, with the rest of the family living on the 111 acres.  Yet why did they not pay taxes on it? 

 

By 1815 the land is part of an estate for both men.  James Mathews receives the land of Anthony Mathews, while William Mathews’ estate is divided into 100 acres for John Mathews, and 69 acres for Will Mathews.  By 1819 adding all the acreage together there was 463 acres.  Interesting.  This would be the original 350 acres and the 114 acres owned by William Mathews.  Why were they not included for so many years unless perhaps owned by the widow and not counted, owned by the father but he was not required to be taxed for either his position or his health.

 

Due to the individuals who were together in Nansemond, the spread sheet appeared to indicate that Lodowick had siblings James, William, Samuel and Anthony, Jr. all in Hall District, Nansemond County, Virginia.  Lodowick himself appeared in 1815.  He married Barbara Smith in 1814 so this would have been the first time he might have owned land to be taxed upon.

 


                                 Anthony Mathews b bef 1630 d. 1681 marr Ann of Isle of Wight

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|                                                                                                                                   |

     Anthony Jr.                                                                                                              Richard

              D aft 1715 bef 1746                                                                                       D 1705/6

Hugh Mathews

Isle of Wight 1715 then to Southampton

 

                                                                             Arthur

                                                                              Jacob

                                                                           Abraham

                                                                            Samuel

                                                                             Jones

                                                                              Hugh

                                                                            Edward

                                                                             Aaron

Benjamin added by the web site above

 

 

                                 Anthony Mathews b bef 1630 d. 1681 marr Ann of Isle of Wight

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|                                                                                                                                   |

     Anthony Jr.                                                                                                              Richard

              D aft 1715 bef 1746                                                                                       D 1705/6

 

Richard Mathews

Isle of Wight 1718

 

 

Richard Mathews & Wife Susanna 1754 Upper Newport

Son Richard Jr. of Isle of Wight

     Samuel Mathews witness

 

Anthony Mathews b bef 1766 of Nansemond

D. abt 1801 leaving probable children

 

                                                                          Lodowick

                                                                             James

                                                                            William

                                                                            Samuel

                                                                        Anthony, Jr.

 

 


James appeared in light of the tax records found in the last report to be a sibling to Lodowick.  In fact the Lodowick of Gates County could be his son but the web site they studied pointed to a Benjamin.  [No time to analyze further as already way overtime.]

 

One Mathews family who was present in Isle of Wight, Southampton, and Nansemond Counties, Virginia, as well as Gates County, North Carolina was Anthony Mathews.   Lodowick appears to have retained land owned by his father and passed down to him without recording it as he passes it on to his children (or recording it and having the records burn).  But still no direct proof.

 

Final Miscellaneous Research Conducted

Searched for James Mathews born 1760 died bef 1840 of Virginia on Ancestry.com:

 

Mathews Silverthorn, James Anne

  Spouse: Mathews, James

Silverthorn, Anne Marriage Date: 09 Feb 1787

 

Virginia

Brunswick County

Hardie Mathews, Elizabeth James

  Spouse: Hardie, Elizabeth

Mathews, James Marriage Date: 10 Dec 1788

 

MATHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1800

  County: Accomack County Record Type:  

  Township: 21001‑21110‑03 Page: 015

  Database: VA 1800 Accomack Co. Federal Census

 

MATHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1840

  County: Norfolk County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule

  Township: Portsmouth Page: 127

  Database: VA 1840 Federal Census Index

 

MATTHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1783

  County: Amherst County Record Type: Tax list

  Township: No Township Listed Page: 047

  Database: VA Early Census Index

 

MATTHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1820

  County: Brunswick County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule

  Township: St. Andrew's Par Page: 019


  Database: VA 1820 Federal Census Index

 

MATTHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1810

  County: Hanover County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule

  Township: 00001‑00000‑00 Page: 58

  Database: VA 1810 Federal Census Index

MATTHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1782

  County: Hanover County Record Type: Continental Census

  Township: 07 03 Page: 27

  Database: VA Early Census Index

 

MATTHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1830

  County: Hanover County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule

  Township: No Township Listed Page: 242

  Database: VA 1830 Federal Census Index

MATTHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1810

  County: Henrico County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule

  Township: 00100‑20020‑00 Page: 121

  Database: VA 1810 Federal Census Index

MATTHEWS, JAMES B.

  State: VA Year: 1830

  County: Hanover County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule

  Township: No Township Listed Page: 209

  Database: VA 1830 Federal Census Index

MATTHEWS, JAMES

  State: VA Year: 1782

  County: Isle of Wight County Record Type: Continental Census

  Township: 06 00 Page: 30

  Database: VA Early Census Index

MATTHEWS, JAMES B.

  State: VA Year: 1840

  County: Hanover County Record Type: Federal Population Schedule

  Township: No Township Listed Page: 121

  Database: VA 1840 Federal Census Index

 

Virginia, Isle Of Wight County

   Spouse: Brantley, Ann and Matthews, James Marriage Date: 12/13 Dec 1788

 

Virginia, Norfolk County

   Spouse: Matthews, James and Porter, Ann[Mrs] Marriage Date: 22 Jul 1785


Lodewick as a Surname     

  

       LODEWICK ABRAHAM          NY MONTGOMERY PALATINE 1800

 

       LODEWICK GEORGE          MD FREDERICK 3‑DIST 1800

 

       LODEWICK JOHN          NY RENSSELAER SCHODACK 1800

 

       LODEWICK PETER          NY MONTGOMERY PALATINE 1800     

  

       LODEWICK ANDW  47 M M NY NY GREENE NEW BALTIMORE 1860

 

       LODEWICK BERNARD  34 M W PRUS NY NEW YORK 10‑WD NEW YORK CITY 1860

 

       LODEWICK EVE  59 F W   NY RENSSELAER SCHODACK 1860

 

       LODEWICK FRANCIS  29 M W BELG NY NEW YORK 8‑WD NEW YORK CITY 1860

 

       LODEWICK HENRY  72 M W NY NY SARATOGA GREENFIELD 1860

 

       LODEWICK HENRY C  48 M W   NY RENSSELAER SCHODACK 1860

 

       LODEWICK HENRY S  19 M W NY NY RENSSELAER GREENBUSH 1860

 

       LODEWICK ISAAC  36 M W   NY RENSSELAER SCHODACK 1860

 

       LODEWICK JOHN E  51 M W NY NY RENSSELAER GREENBUSH 1860

 

       LODEWICK JOHN M  57 M W NY NY NEW YORK 20‑WD NEW YORK CITY 1860

 

       LODEWICK KYER  33 M W   NY RENSSELAER SCHODACK 1860

 

       LODEWICK LARRY  77 F W NY NY RENSSELAER GREENBUSH 1860

 

       LODEWICK SIMEON  52 M W NY NY RENSSELAER GREENBUSH 1860

 

       LODEWICK STEPHEN  44 M W NY NY SARATOGA GREENFIELD 1860

 

       LODEWICK WILLIAM  40 M W BAVA NY NEW YORK 14‑WD NEW YORK CITY 1860

 

       LODEWICK PETER          NY MONTGOMERY OPPENHEIM 1810

 


There is still so much more that should be done.  If you have any questions about the results of this research project, or would like to continue research on this matter, you may contact us by e-mail at research@graonline.com, or by phone at 1-801-280-3924.  We would be most happy to assist you and to continue the project as you see fit.

 

Karen Clifford, AG, FUGA, President

Research Team Leader, Report, Suggestions for Further Research

 

Geoff Rasmussen, BA, Family History Studies/Genealogy

Final Report Edit

 

Tom Howe

Document Retrieval

 

Emily Sproat

Document Retrieval

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


                                                                      APPENDIX A

                  Code to the Sources Used in the Attached Data Base Queries

                                                                                 

1.         Seventeenth Century Isle of Wight County, Virginia: A History of the County of Isle of Wight, Virginia, during the Seventeenth Century including Abstracts of the County Records by John Bennett Boddie, US/CAN 975.554 H2b.

 

2.                  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deeds 1647‑1719, court orders 1693‑1695 and guardians accounts 1740‑1767, volume 1.

 

3.                  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deeds 1720‑1736 and deeds 1741‑1749, volume 2.

 

4.                  Isle of Wight County, Virginia Deeds 1750-1783, volume 3 (library coding).

 

5.                  Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County Virginia 1647-1800 Book I.

 

6.                  Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County Virginia 1647-1800 Book II.

 

7.                  Wills and Administrations of Isle of Wight County Virginia 1647-1800 Book III.

 

8.                  Selected Deeds for Parker Lands Now in Gates County, North Carolina 1729-1908.

 

9.                  Bible Records of Suffolk and Nansemond County, Virginia, Together With Other Statistical      Data.

 

10.              Virginia, Isle of Wight, General Index to Deeds, 1688-1890; Deeds, 1688-1900; Wills,           1715-1726; Court Orders 1755-1757 

 

11.              Death Records of Southampton County, Virginia, 1853-1870, by Hurley Rowland Gray, Jr. and Marion Joyner Watson, FHL US/CAN Book 975.5552 V2g.

 

12.              They Cross the Blackwater, The First Settlers of Southampton County, Virginia, by Ulysses P. Joyner, Jr., FHL US/CAN Book 975.5552 H2j

 

13.              Southampton County, Virginia Marriage Bonds, 1751-1853, FHL US/CAN Book 975.5552 V2r

 

14.              Wills and Administrations of Southampton County, Virginia 1749-1800, by Blanche Adams Chapman, FHL US/CAN Book 975.5552 P2c 1980

 

15.              Will of Hugh Matthewes of Southampton County, Virginia, 1747, book 1, pg 55, FHL Film #53995 (included in source 14).

 


16.              Will of John Matthews of Southampton County, Virginia, 1761, book 1, pg 432, FHL Film #53995 (included in source 14)

 

17.              Southampton County, Virginia Tax Records 1782-1833, FHL Films #1905727-1905730

 

18.              1820 Census, Gates Co., NC (for Mat(t)hews), pgs 161-162

 

19.              1820 Census, Nansemond Co., VA (for Mat(t)hews), pgs 79, 89, 91

 

20.              1820 Census, Isle of Wight Co., VA (for Mat(t)hews), pgs 115, 117, 123, 127, 137-138

 

21.       Nansemond Co., VA Personal Property Tax Lists, 1815-1840

 

22.       Nansemond Co., VA Land Tax Lists, 1782-1805, 1815

 

23.       The Vestry Book of the Upper Parish, Nansemond Co., VA 1743-1793, FHL US/CAN V2h

 

24.       Nansemond Chronicles 1606-1800 Virginia Colony, FHL US/CAN 975.553 H2

 

25.       A Record of Farms and Their Owners in Lower Parish of Nansemond County, Virgina, FHL US/CAN Fiche 6019408

 

26.       Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants 1623-1666, Volume One, FHL US/CAN 975.5 K2n Vol. 1

 

27.              Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1694-1742, US/CAN 975.52 R2g, V. 1

 

28.              Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume VI, FHL US/CAN 973 B2t, pg. 118

 

29.       Tyler’s Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine, Volume II, FHL US/CAN 973 B2t, pg. 115

 

30.       Tidewater Virginia Families, FHL US/CAN 975.51 D25t V.6, no. 2, Aug/Sep, pg. 95

 

31.       Tidewater Virginia Families, FHL US/CAN 975.51 D25t V.6, no. 1, May/Jun, pg. 40

 

32.       Tidewater Virginia Families, FHL US/CAN 975.51 D25t V.5, no. 1, May, pg. 21

 

33.       Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, v. 2. 1666‑1679 FHL US/CAN 975.5 K2n, [Patent Book No. 6 pages 1-200.]

 


34.       Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, v. 2. 1679‑1695 FHL US/CAN 975.5 K2n, [Patent Book No. 7 pages 201-334.]

 

35.              Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, v. 2. 1679‑1695 FHL US/CAN 975.5 K2n, [Patent Book No. 8 pages 335-385.]

 

36.              Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, v. 3. 1695-1711 FHL US/CAN 975.5 K2n, [Patent Book No. 9 pages 1-.107.]

 

37.              Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, v. 3. 1711-1732 FHL US/CAN 975.5 K2n, [Patent Book No. 10 pages 114-261, No 11 pages 245-261, No. 12 pages 264-305; No. 13 pages 330-375, No. 14 382-287.]

 

38.              Economic History of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century: an inquiry into the material condition of the people, based upon original and contemporaneous records by Philip Alexander Bruce, Vol. II, NY: MacMillan and Co, and London, 1896, FHL US/CAN 975.5 H2b v. 2.

 

39.              Brief Abstracts of Norfolk County Wills 1710-1753, FHL US/CAN 975.5523 P2m, pg.146. 

 

40.              Virginia in 1760, FHL US/CAN 975.5 X22t.

 

41.              Virginia in 1740, FHL US/CAN 975.5 X22t

 

42.              Virginia in 1720, FHL US/CAN 975.5 X22t.

 

43.              American Commonwealths, Virginia History of the People, FHL US/CAN 975.5 H2cj, pg. 200-223, 436-437.

 

44.              A History of Colonial Virginia: The First Permanent Colony in America by William Broaddus Cridlin, VA: Richmond, 1923, FHL microfiche 6125535.

 

45.              Historical and Descriptive Sketches of Norfolk and Vicinity, 1853, FHL 975.5 H2.

 

 

Contents: v. 1. 1623‑1666 ‑‑ v. 2. 1666‑1695 ‑‑ v. 3. 1695‑1732 ‑‑ v. 4. 1732‑1741 ‑‑ v. 5. 1741‑1749 ‑‑ v. 6. 1749‑1762 ‑‑ v. 7. 1762‑1776.  Vols. 2‑3 published by the Virginia State Library, Richmond. Vols. 4‑7 published by the Virginia Genealogical Society, Richmond.

 

 

 


                                                        APPENDIX B - HUGH MATHEWS

 

Hugh

Mathews

1667

Isle of Wight

850 acres from Cook, Wm - mentions Mary Marks of Barbadoes

1

Hugh

Mathews

1698

Essex

Richard Covington, 1091 acs Essex Co 26 Apr 1698 p 150. Adj land of Henry Corbin Esqr, dec'd, 26 Apr 1698 p 150, crossing the main br of Ware Cr a gr branch of Passatink Cr along Corgin's land by a valley called Solomon's Garden.  Granted John Battaile and Fra Meriwether, 26 Oct 1694, deserted and now granted by order etc. Trans of 23 pers: Hugh Mathews, Jno Hale, Edwd Enscoe, Ambro Walker, Joseph Beedle, Sarah Beesom, David Bray, Eliza Wever, Nich Lawless, Wm Shannon, Mary Dugtale, Jno Braton (or Bruton), SAml Jakes or Ickes, Jack, Captain, Daiana, Dick, Harry, Moll, Jac, Doll, Due, Nan. p 21

36

Hugh

Mathews

1715

Isle of Wight

16 Mar 1715 Hugh Mathews and wife, Martha, of the upper parish to John Johnson of the lower parish, 50 acres on the branches of the Blackwater adjoining said Johnson (Being land left to said Hugh Mathews and wife Martha by the will of John Johnson her father on 7 Jan 1703).  Signed Hugh Mathis [sic] and Martha Mathis marks.

2

Hugh

Matthews

1715

Southampton

Appendix C-- Patentee: Hugh Matthews, PB/ Page 10/257, acres-- 100.

12

Hugh

Mathews

1715

Isle of Wight

Hugh Mathews, 100 acs. (N.L.), Is. of Wight Co; on S. side of Nottoway Riv; by the Nottoway Indians' land; 23 Mar. 1715, p. 257.  Imp. of 2 pers: Timothy Tines and Elizabeth Tines, his wife. p 175

37

Hugh

Mathews

1715

Isle of Wight

10 May 1735 John Johnson and wife Mary of Bartee Prec in NC to John Hale of IW 225 acres in the lower parish commonly called "Piggs Neck" on the branches of Blackwater and bequesthed to him by the will of his father John Johnson decd on 7 Jan 1703 and also by deed dated 16 Mar 1715 from Hugh Mathis and wife Martha Mathis.  Land adjoins Thomas Harris and Mary Turner.  Also there is a mention of a deed of Mathew Tolin to John Johnson 13 Aug 1687.

3

Hugh

Mathews

1720

Isle of Wight

June 21 1720 Hugh Mathews from Wm West and Wife.  R.D. Book 2, Pg. 371.

10

Hugh

Mathews

1720

Isle of Wight

Wm West and wife Susana to Hugh Matthews of the same 200 acres in the upper parish on the south side of the main Blackwater being part of a patent for 400 acres granted West.  23 Jun 1720

3

Hugh

Mathews

1720

Isle of Wight

Hugh Matthews, Isle of Wight 41:375; Isle of Wight, Upper Parish 41:371

42

Hugh

Mathews

1720

Isle of Wight

June 23 1720 Hugh Mathews from Wm. West.  L.D.  Book 2, Pg. 371.

10

Hugh

Mathews

1723

Isle of Wight

Mch. 18 1720  Hugh Mathews and wife to Jno. Johnson.  R.D.  Book 2, Pg. 271.

10

Hugh

Mathews

1723

Isle of Wight

Mch. 16 1723  Hugh Mathews and wife to Jno. Johnson.  L.D.  Book 2, Pg. 771.

10

Hugh

Mathews

1725

Isle of Wight

Hugh Mathews, 20 acs. (N.L.), Is. of Wight Co; on both sides of Angellica Sw., on S. side of Nottoway Riv; beg at line of the Nottoway Indians' land; 24 Mar. 1725, p. 439.  5 Shill. p 305

37

Hugh

Matthews

1725

Southampton

Appendix C-- Patentee: Hugh Matthews, PB/ Page 12/439, acres-- 20.

12

Hugh

Mathews

1728

Isle of Wight

Townsand, Henry.  Appraised by Thomas Pursell, Hugh Mathis, William Blake.  Ordered January 25, 1728/29.  R. January 27, 1728.  pg 145.

6

Hugh

Mathews

1738

Isle of Wight

July 19 1738  Hugh Mathews and wife to Jas. Ridley.  R.D. Book 5, 246.

10

Hugh

Mathews

1738

Isle of Wight

July 17 1738 Hugh Mathews to Jas. Ridley.  L.D.  Book 5, Pg. 245.

10

Hugh

Mathews

1744

Isle of Wight

23 Apr 1744 James Simmons and wife, Ann, of IW to Edward Haynes of Gloucester Co, 200 acres adjoining Thomas Harris and Mary Turner part of this land was devised to John Johnson by the will of his father dated 7 Jan 1703 and the remainder was bought by said Johnson from Hugh Mathews and wife Marth on 16 Mar 1715 and said Johnson conveyed the land to John Hole on 11 May 1735 who conveyed to James Simmons on 22 Aug 1743.

3

Hugh

Mathews

1746

Isle of Wight

Robert Jones of Albemarle Parish in Surry Co to his son James Jones of Nottoway Parish in IW, 300 acres in Nottoway Parish on the west side of Angelica Swamp adjoining Timothy Tharp formerly granted to John Brewer, Benjamin Seward, Richard Lane and Hugh Matthews 12 Jun 1746.

3

Hugh

Matthews

1747

Southampton

Pg. 4 Matthews, Hugh. Leg.- grandson Jonas, son of John Matthews, decd. land on Angelica Swamp, being part of a tract taken up by Capt. William West and now owned by Edward Drew; grandson Ralph son of Ralph Matthews land on Angelica Swamp surveyed by James Baker; grandson Solomon Stephenson; son Edward; son William; wife Ann; son Joseph; grandson Jacob, son of Joseph Matthews; daughter Mary Thorp; daughter Sarah Mackenny; daughter Martha Newsom; son Benjamin; daughter Hester Johnson; grandson Aaron Matthews; daughter Patience Johnson.  Exs. wife Ann and son Joseph Matthews.  D. Nov. 7, 1747.  R. Sept. 12, 1751.  Wit. Daniel Sebrell, Thomas Pursell, George Stephens.  Page 55.

14-D

Hugh

Matthews

1752

Southampton

Pg. 6. Matthews, Hugh.  Estate appraised by Newit Drew, Timothy Thorp and James Jones.  R. Oct. 12, 1752.  Page 96.

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                                                APPENDIX C - Benjamin Matthews of Virginia

 

 

 

Benjamin

 Mathews

1653

Queens Cr

Richard Burton, 360 acs., on the N. side of Queens Cr., near the head, beg. at the mouth of Kings Cr., running to trees of Edm. Welch. 20 Dec. 1653, p. 269.  Trans. of 8 pers: Benj. Mathews, John Lunn, Ann Glouce, John Smith, Eliz. Bristow, Ann Substance, Edw. Harbrough, Andrew Wmson. (Williamson), Ann Loyd, Wm. Latham.

26

Benjamin

Mathews

1654

Northampton

Benjamin Mathews, 600 acs. Northampton Co., 2 Oct. 1654, p. 288.  Upon S. side of Occohanock Cr., 300 acs. granted unto John Baldwin, 15 Sept. 1649 and assigned unto sd. Mathewes; and 300 acs. lying at the head of sd. tract and due for trans. of 6 pers: James Towers, Danl. Martin, Wm. Grey, Mathew Garrett, Francis Evans.

26

Benjamin

Mathews

1658

Northampton

William Radulphus, 300 acs. Northampton Co., 10 Oct. 1658, p. 230, (328).  Nly. on marked trees of James Price, Wly. on Benjamin Mathewes, Sly. to line of James Jones and Ely. towards Ockahanock Path. Trans. of 6 pers: Anthony Longoe, Wm. Smith, Hannah Longoe, Nicholas Moyles, Phillis Ward, James Jackson.

26

Benjamin

Mathews

1658

Northampton

Wm. Radulphus, 300 acs. N'ampton, adj. Richard Price, James Jones and Benjamin Mathews, running towards Occahanocke Path.  P. 48 (491).  (10 Oct. 1658).

26

Benjamin

Mathews

1662

Northampton

James Price, 600 acs. N'ampton  Co., 26 Mar. 1662, p. (540).  Upon S. side of Occahannock Cr.  Granted to Benjamin Mathews, 2 Oct. 1654 and assigned to the above named.

26

Benjamin

Mathews

1720

Essex

Benjamin Mathews, Essex 19:240; 20:208

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                                      APPENDIX D - Samuel Mathews of the 18th Century Virginia

 

Samuel

Mathews

1707

Richmond

3-207: Thomas White of Richmond Co. 5 A. in said Co. Wrnt. 5 Jan. 1707. Surv. by William Thornton.  In Ponny Ground adj. Charles Stewart, Capt. Sam'l Mathews, White's land, Henry Gallop.  14 Dec. 1708.

27

Samuel

Mathews

1712

Stafford

4-75: William Bennett of Stafford Co. in behalf of his nephew Ralph Cotton a minor, 200 A. of 5211 A. formerly belonging to Sam'l Matthews Gent. in said Co. between Chappawamsick and Quanticott Crs. Matthews by his Attorney Nicholas Brent conveyed to Ralph Smith dec'd formerly of Stafford Co. to whom Ralph Cotton is undoubted heir at law 1 May 1706.  Bennett doubtful of Grant of Matthews.  New Deed for Ralph Cotton.  26 May 1712.

27

Samuel

Mathews

1712

Stafford

4-76: William Bennett of Stafford Co. suggested on behalf of his bro. Thomas now a minor 250  A. of 5211 A. formerly belonging to Samuel Matthews Gent. who devised to Alice Scofield dec'd.  Thomas is next Heir to Alice.  Deed to Thomas Bennett.  26 May 1712.

27

Samuel

Mathews

1727

Surry

James Cain, 100 acs. (N.L.), Surry Co; on N. side of Nottoway River; adj. Samuel Mathews; and Marmaduke Brown; over the Rockey Run; 16 June 1727, p. 140.  10 Shill. p 330

37

Samuel

Mathews

1750

Isle of Wight

...Beal, Needham Nolley, Samuel Mathews.  Signed, John Mariner.  Ordered, June 7, 1750.  R. July 5, 1750.  pg 252.

6

Samuel

Mathews

1752

Isle of Wight

Benj Beal and Samuel Everitt. 31 Aug 1752

4

Samuel

Mathews

1755

Isle of Wight

Mathews, Richard.  Estate appraised by Benjamin Beal, Jonas Shivers, John Garner.  Signed, Samuel and Joseph Mathews.  R. July 3, 1755.  pg 183.

6

Samuel

Mathews

1755

Isle of Wight

May 4 1755 Samuel Mathews from Richard Mathews, Sr. and Jr..  Trust.  Book 9, Pg. 137.

10

Samuel

Mathews

1758

Isle of Wight

Samuel Atkinson and wife, Martha Atkinson, of Southampton County to Nathaniel Pridham of Newport Parish in IW...150 acres called "Indian Neck" in the lower parish (being land willed by William Pope to his two daughters viz. Mary Pope and Ann Pope on 11 Sep 1707) adjoining Jonas Shivers, Samuel Matthews, Samuel Everit and Poplar Swamp.  Wit: John Marshall, Ann Marshall and John Marshall, Jr. Signed Samuel (X) Atkinson   Rec: 2 Mar 1758

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Samuel

Mathews

1757

Isle of Wight

Everitt, Joseph.  Estate appraised by Samuel Mathews, Thomas Pinner, Samuel Everitt.  R. December 1, 1757.  pg 301.

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Samuel

Mathews

1761

Isle of Wight

Garner, John: Leg.- daughter Sarah Mathews; daughter Mourning Dixon; daughter Mary Everett; daughter Elizabeth Gale; daughter Garens Neavill; daughter Penelope Bullock; wife Elizabeth; son John; granddaughter Margaret Bullock; son-in-law Jethro Gale; son-in-law Samuel Mathews.  D. September 30, 1761.  R. August 5, 1762.  Wit. Samuel Everett, Sarah Everett, John Bullock, William Bullock.  pg 184.

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Samuel

Mathews

1773

Isle of Wight

Mathews, Samuel.  Of Newport Parish.  Leg.- wife Sarah; son John; son Richard; to all my children.  Exs., son Richard Mathews and Jethro Gale.  D. April 7, 1773.  R. January 3, 1782.  Wit. Jethro Gale, John Garnes, John Murphry.  Security, John Gale.  pg 128.

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Samuel

Mathews

1773

Isle of Wight

Sep. 27 1773 Samuel Mathews to Richd. Mathews.  Gift.  Book 13, Pg. 137.

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Samuel

Mathews

1773

Isle of Wight

Deed of Gift of Samuel Matthews of Newport Parish to his son, Richard Matthews of the same...100 acres (being the land said Samuel Matthews now lives on) adjoining the Western Branch of Nansemond River, Samuel Everet, Nathaniel Britten (?). Thomas Ashley (Alley?), Henry Parnal and Benjamin Beal.  Wit: Jethro Gale, Samuel Everit, Nathaniel (X) Peeden and Henry Bullard.  Signed Samuel (X) Matthews  Rec: 27 Sep 1773

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Samuel

Mathews

1781

Southampton

Pg. 88 Gilliam, Jesse.  Leg.- wife Penelopy and her children.  Exs., wife and John Gilliam.  D. Oct. 23, 1781.  R. Jan. 10, 1782. Wit. Edward Britt, Samuel Mathews.  Page 361.

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Samuel

Matthews

1782

Southampton

1 white tithe over 21, 1 horse, 1 cattle, tax £ - 12-3

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Samuel

Mathews

1783

Henrico

p. 54 Will of Thomas Mathews of County and Parish of Henrico, "in a low state of health".  To son Samuel Mathews, 31 acres of the plantation I dwell on, from the back side of said land, adjoining Ann Childers's plantation by John J. Woodfin and Richard Sharpe, including house where he now dwells and the clearing where Mrs. Crawford formerly dwelt; and at his death to go as hereafter devised.  To son Charles Mathews, a heifer.  To daughter (torn) Haskins, items. To daughter Ann Mathews, items.  To grandson Thomas Haskins, £5 when of age.  To son Thomas Mathews, my land and plantation and rest of my estate.  (not dated)  Signed: Thomas (+) Mathews.  Wit: John Pleasants, Henry (+) Johnson, Jos. (/) Lindsey.  3 March 1783.  Thomas Mathews appointed administrator with John Pleasants, Jr. security.

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Samuel

Matthews

1784

Southampton

1 white tithe over 21, 1 horse, on tax list NM

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Samuel

Matthews

1794

Southampton

4 Apr, 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse, St. Lukes parish

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Samuel

Matthews

1795

Southampton

1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse, St. Lukes parish

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Samuel

Matthews

1796

Southampton

1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse, St. Lukes parish

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Samuel

Matthews

 

Southampton

Appendix I-- Taxpayer: Samuel Matthews, poll 1, no slaves.

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Samuell

Matthews

1785

Southampton

1 white tithe over 21, 1 horse

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                                            APPENDIX E: Samuel Matthews of the 19th Century

 

Samuel

Mathews

1815

Nansemond

F. Hall tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse

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Samuel

Mathews

1818

Nansemond

Holladay tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 2 horses, $0.36

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Samuel

Mathews

1820

Nansemond

Holladay tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 1 slave over 16, 1 horse, $0.88

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Samuel

Mathews

1825

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, (Up. Parish part of Low. Parish).  1 white tithes, 2 horses, $0.24 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1825

Nansemond

Holladay tax district, 107 acres, adj Jordan & Scott, NW 9, from Robert Jordan

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Samuel

Mathews

1826

Nansemond

Holladay tax district, 107 acres, adj Jordan & Scott, NW 9.

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Samuel

Mathews

1826

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 white tithes, 1 horse, $0.12 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1827

Nansemond

Holladay tax district, 107 acres, Jordan & Philips, NW 9.

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Samuel

Mathews

1827

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 1 horse, $0.59 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1828

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 1 horse, $0.59 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1828

Nansemond

Holladay tax district, 107 acres, Jordan & Philips, NW 9.

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Samuel

Mathews

1829

Nansemond

Holladay tax district, 107 acres, Jordan & Philips, NW 9.

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Samuel

Mathews

1829

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 1 horse, $0.50 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1830

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 horse, $0.08 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1831

Nansemond

Holladay tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 1 horse, $0.31 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1832

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district,2 horses, $0.12 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1833

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 2 horses, $0.37 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1834

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 2 horses, $0.12 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1835

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 2 horses, $0.37 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1836

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 2 horses, $0.37 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1837

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 2 horses, $0.37 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1838

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 2 horses, $0.46 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1839

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 2 horses, $0.46 tax.

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Samuel

Mathews

1840

Nansemond

Holladay B. tax district, 1 slaves total over 12, 1 horses, $0.37 tax.

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                                         APPENDIX F: Samuel Mathews of 17th Century, Virginia

 

Samuel

Mathews

1624

Virginia

Besides Capt. John West, two other brothers of Lord Delaware came to Virginia, Nathaniel West and Francis West.  Nathaniel died at West and Shirley Hundred about 1624, leaving a widow Frances, duaghter of Sir Thomas Hinton, who married Abraham Piersey a rich merchant, and an infant son Nathaniel.  After Piersey's death Frances Hinton married 3dly. Capt. Samuel Matthews.

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Samuel

Mathews

1624

Virginia

cont. from above-- patented that year.  He had "undertaken to transport multitudes of people and stores of cattle".  Further, Samuel Mathews, one of John Utie's closest associates in Virginia, was the son of Tobials Mathews, another Archbishop of York.  Samuel Mathews arrived in Virginia shortly after Utie.  Both served in the Virginia Council and the militia; were among the largest tobacco planters and were leaders in the opposition to Governor Harvey in 1635.

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Samuel

Mathews

1624

Elizabeth City

John Bainham, 300 acres, Dec. 1, 1624, Page 17.  Gent., of Kiccoughtan, in Eliz. City Corp., as his first devident.  About 3 miles up the main creek between Haxoms Gaole and Blunt Point, adj. Capt. Samuel Mathews and Wm. Clayborne.  100 acs. due for the trans. of John Bainham, his son, deceased, who came in the Charles in 1621, and Robt. Draper, in the Jacob in 1624; 200 acs. for trans. of 4 servants: John Hogskins, John Mott, Sr., John Mott, Jr. and John Dansye, Jr., son of John Dansye, dec'd., in the George in 1621, at the cost of Mr. Georg Sandys.  Note: This pattent renewed in the name of Thomas Taylor 23 Oct. 1643 and 50 acs. added.  Test: Sam. Abbot, Clk.

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Samuel

Mathews

1624

Virginia

Evidence suggesting that John Utie could have been recruited in Yorkshire lies in the fact that three officers of the Virginia Company at the time Southampton Hundred was organizaed were also from Yorkshire.  Utie was recruited to Southampton Hundred and initially lived on one of the first five patents granted by its owners.  Two of these  Yorkshiremen officers of the Virginia Company were brothers, George and Sir Edwin Sandys; their father was Edwin Sandys.  It is believed that the Reverend David Sand(ys), living on Hogg Island at the time Utie lived there 91620-1625), was a relative of the Sandys.  The Musters of the Inhabitants of Virginia, taken January 23, 1624, records the Uties as living in the Treasurer's Plantation (i.e., George Sandys'), commanded by Lieutenant Edward Barkley who had been granted one of the first five patents by the owners fo Southampton Hundred.  In September 1619, a ship sailed from Bristol with forty-five persons aboard for (Lt.) Barclay's plantation which was-- cont. below

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Samuel

Mathews

1627

Flowerdew 100

Before 1624 Sir George Yardley sold Flower dew Hundred to Capt. Abraham Peirsey, one of the leading merchants of Virginia.  Int that year there were on Peirsey's land, which included Windmill Point, twelve dwellings, three storehouses, four tobacco houses and one windmill.  Sir George Yardley died in 1627, and his widow, Temperance married 2dly., Col. Frances West, brother of Lord Delaware, and deputy-Governor of Virginia.  The same year died Abraham Peirsey, the then owner of Flowerdew Hundred, whose wife, Frances, daughter of Sir Thomas Hinton, was a widow of 3rdly., Col. Samuel Mathews.  Peirsey left two daughters, Elizabeth, who married 1st. Captain Richard Stephens and 2d. Sir. John Harvey, and Mary who married Captain Thomas Hill.

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Samuel

Mathews

1627

James City

missing beginning of page -1627, p. 50.  Ely. towards the mouth of the Riv. on a Cr. parting it from land of Capt. Samuell Mathewes, now in the tenure of Thomas Attowell (or Howell) and Nathaniell Floyd, Wly. towards land of Robert Poole, Nly, on sd. river and Sly. towards the maine river between Colstons Island and Cedar Is. 100 acs. for trans. of John Hewes and Edward Parrey in the Neptune in 1618 at the costs and charges of Capt. Samuell Mathews, whoe in open court at James Citty hath given &c. unto sd. Peppet; and 50 acs. by trans. of Alice, his wife, whoe came in the Jonathan in 1619, for whose passage the sd. Sir Geor. Yeardly hath sattisfied and likewise sett over to sd. Peppett; and 100 acs. for trans. of Richard Evans whoe came from Newfound Land in the Temperance in 1619 and William Prowse in sd. Temperance in 1624.

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Samuel

Mathews

1628

Warwick River

Zachariah Cripps, of Warwick Riv., 100 acs. lying at the mouth of sd. Riv., Sly. upon Saxons gaole, Nly. towards land of Lt. Gilbert Peppitt, dec'd., Ely. upon the maine river and Wly. upon a Cr. parting same from Colsonns Island. P. 74 (Date not given).  Trans. of Thomas Dryhurst and Mathew Lyving whoe came in the Neptune 1618 at the charge of Capt. Samuell Mathews and made over to sd. Cripps by Act of Ct., 5 Mar 1628.

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Samuel

Mathews

1642

Munie Point

Capt. Samuell Mathewes, 200 acs. Aug. 20, 1642, Page 815.  Beg. at Munie Point, near land of Francis Rice andRobert Draper.  Trans. of 4 pers; John Mercer, James Rosse, Jon. Harris, Jon. Holleffe.

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Samuel

Mathews

1642

Warwick River

Capt. Samuell Mathewes, Esqr., 3,000 acs., Aug. 20, 1642, Page 814.  Butting upon Warwick River W., somewhat S. Bounded on N. with Pottash quarter Cr., adj. Christopher Boyce.  Trans. of 60 pers: Robert Williams, Mathew Jennings, Rog. Williams, Jon. Jones, Jon. Lewis, Jon. Thomas, Hen. Jones, Wm. Salsbury, Wm. Edwards, Nich. Bushell, Morris Loyd, Sam. Preston, Aron Conway, Samll. Edwards, William Sutton, Samll. Davis, Robt. Chappell, Wm. Parry, Nich. Digwell, Tho. Evans, Senr., Rich. Hublard (or Hubbard), Howell Jones, Phillipp White, Thomas Shelley, Richard Peacock, Corn. Williams, Robert Wright, Eliza.___, Richard Williams, John Hubberd, Rich. Thomas Nich. Martin, Jon. Westake, Nich. Lingford, Gilbert Symons, Wm. Rood, Georg Jordan, Wm. Browne, Dorothy Crafford, Robert Wood, Roger___, Wm. Cleveden, Eliz. Falston, Wm. Kingsley, Eliz. Button, Hen. Semaster, Wm. King, Hugh Orchard, Thomas Jones, Walter Holberton, John Bamforth, Hamlett, Haw, Jon. Hollis, Tho. Auer, Robert Okeley, Wm. Urwin, (cont. 511-512)

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Samuel

Mathews

1642

Warwick River

cont. from above 511-512  Tho. Cooper, Haveha Beullitalby(?), Jon. Bersey, Hen. Witcher, Jon. Reeves, Allen Morgon (or Maggon).

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Samuel

Mathews

1643

Rappahannock

cont. from above 515-516-  Tho. Beedle, Mathew Biscoe, Richard Christian, Richard Woodruffe, Walter Bowman, Richard Williams, Robert Parrey, Tho. Methold, Peter Fletcher, Georg Evans, Tymothy Ourton, Georg Harleston, James Jones, Christ. Evans, John Turner, Isaac Hack, Tho. Evans, Junr., Geo. Read, Edward Harrington, Jon. Moore, Georg Austin, Bernard Gaying, Jon. Figg, Jon. Smith, Jon. King, Jon. Williams, Jon. WIlliamson, Thomas ____ ,&c.

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Samuel

Mathews

1643

Rappahannock

Capt. Samuell Mathewes, 4,000 acs. a neck of land on the N. side of Rappahannock River, bounded on the W. by Cassatawoman Cr. which runs E.N.E. towards head of Wiccokomocco River, on the N. by Wiccocomocco Riv., on S. by Rappa. Riv. and on the E. with the main bay.  Aug. 1, 1643, Page 882.  Trans. of fowerscore pers.: John Loyd, John Davis, Tho. Chambers, Edw. Clarke, Hen. Townson, Robert Graves, Joseph Jolly, Fr. Dowling, Henry Cossen, Fr. Rosser, Hopkin Griffin, Wm. Peake, John Drewett, Jon. Seager, Jon. Carrow, Jon. Lewis, Junr., Walter Powell, John Roch, Robert Walcoke, John Knighton, James Kate, Arthur Mackworth, Jossy (Jessy (?) Lasting, Silvester Smith, Henry Sanders, Jon. Bathropp (or Lathropp), Walter Jackson, Jon. Pooly, Rich. Vanson, Wm. Thomas, Richard Bradshaw, John Thomas, Jr., John Phillipps, Walter Langford, Andrew Hallack, Thomas Clocke, John Robins, Kather. Tresilian, Richard Stephens, Geor. Dowson (or Dawson), Geo. Browson, Christ. Chamberlin, Geo. Austin, Robert Ives, (cont below 515-516)

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Samuel

Mathews

1646

York

John Broach, 300 acs. York Co., July 9, 1646, Page 94.  Neare the Midle Plantation, adj. Nicholas Brooke, S.S. W. upon the Horse path, W. by N. upon land of Nicholas Sabbrell N. by E. upon the Indian Spring and S.E. towards Samuell Mathewes.  Trans. of 6 pers: Robert Hand, Antho. Shandall, Mathew Todd, Ann Richards, Mary Edwards, John Woldridge.

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Samuel

Mathews

1648

Virginia

In 1648, Samuel Mathews, in addition to having spinners and weavers among his servants and slaves, owned a tannery and employed eight shoemakers, a number so great that they must have been engaged in part in making shoes for sale.. . There were few planters of easy fortune who did not, like Col Mathews, have tradesmen of this character in their employment. p. 475-476

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Samuel

Mathews

1650

Virginia

The most important patentes in the early part of the century were George Menefie and Samuel Mathews.  Also Adam Thoroughgood, Richard Kemp, and Wm Claiborne. . . Mathews for about 9,000 acres.  Also about 1/3 more landed property by purchase or mortgage.  What was the price of an acre in the 17th century? About half a pound sterling.  pp 252

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Samuel

Mathews

1650

Virginia

The principal figures in the history of Virginia in the seventeenth century were men of the stamp of Samuel Mathews, George Menefie, Robert Beverley, Adam Thoroughgood, Ralph Wormeley, William Fitzhurgh, Edmund Scarborough, and William Byrd, men who were important, not because they filled high offices, but because they had gathered together great properties by planting and trading. pp 576

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Samuel

Mathews

1650

Isle of Wight

Watson, Robert, Nuncupative, brother James Watsonn's child 200 A. on Pagan Creek. Wit: Samuel Matthews;; brother John Watson. November 6 1650?  Proved by Mr. Robert Dunsten, (?) and Mr. Richard Lockyer, Merchant.  Mrs. Ann Watson, Relict of said Robert Watson acknowledge that he gave the wife of Toby Hurst a cow and desired her to remember the youngest daughter of Thomas Fleuellen. Pg 29

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Samuel

Mathews

1651

Isle of Wight

Land adjacent Pagen Creek and Robert Watson

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Samuel

Mathews

1653

Virginia

Assignment of the above to Richard Spanne, 20 Sept. 1653, p. 198, (290).  Witnesses; Gervas Dodson and Charles Ashton, Rich. Flinte, Clk.     Assignment of the above to Henry Watts, 20 Feb. 1655, p. 198, (290).  Witness: John Motley.  Rich. Flinte, Clk.  By Samuell Mathewes, Esq. Govr.                        

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Samuel

Mathews

1654

Nansemond

Lt. Col. Sam. Mathews, 2,000 acs. in the freshes of Rappa. Riv., about a mile above Nansemum Towne, beg. at an oake standing by the river dividing this from 800 acs. surveyed for Vincent Stanford.  7 Sept. 1654, p. 276.  Trans. of 40 pers.

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Samuel

Mathews

1655

Warwick

Maior (Major) Miles Carey, 94 acs. Warwick Co., 20 Sept. 1655, p. 16, (24).  38 acs. upon head of pott ash Cr. and 56 acs. being the outmost bounds of Mr. Thomas Taylor and adj. Sam. Mathews land.  Trans. of 2 pers: Tho. Wilkinson, John Thomas, Margaret May, John Tistall.  Land due for 2 last. 

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Samuel

Mathews

1656

Virginia

Capt Samuel Matthews (title of Captain probably indicated that he had been commander of a Hundred) was "an old planter of nearly 40 years standing...a true lover of Virginia...also called Col Samuel Matthews...became a governor of Virginia in 1656

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Samuel

Mathews

1657

Warwick

Lt. Col. Miles Carey, 344 acs. Warwick Co., 13 Mar. 1657, p. 204, (298).  250 acs. beg. at a corner of Mr. Cripps land, running parallel to Edward Wills land, N.W. to land of the Lady Harvey; 44 acs. beg. at uttermost bounds of Mr. Thomas Taylor &c. and adj. land of Col. Samuel Mathews &c to beg. at the head of Pottash Cr. 250 acs. by patent to Thomas Taylor, 28 Oct. 1643 and bequeathed to sd. Carey by will and 94 acs. by patent to sd. Carey, 30 Mar. 1655.

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Samuel

Mathews

1657

Westmoreland

Col. Georg Read, 2000 acs. Westmoreland Co., 3 Mar. 1657, p. 271, (371).  On S. side of Patomeck Riv., S. upon a creek dividing this and land of Col. Sam. Mathewes, E. upon sd. Riv. and N. upon Quantecot Cr.  Granted to Capt. Nicholas Marteau 25 Oct. 1654, deserted for want of seateing and now granted by order of court for trans. of 40 pers: Charles Bryant, Edward Creeke, Kath. Burrowes, Jno. Lewis, Mr. Tho. Bowler, 4 times, John Johnson, Anth. Loueseta (or Loneseta) Nich. Jartin, Richard Ludlowe, Basill Alcox, Ralph Blessinge (or Blettinge), Wm. Carr, John Freare, Ann Godgrave, Edward Pollinge, Henry Jones, Richard Haytree, Bryan Ellis, Jone Dukes, John Ladbrooke, Wm. Bradley, Tho. Hatton, John Wilkinson, Wm. Woodward, Richard Grindson, James Goslinge, Wm. Chartry (or Clartry), Tho. Perriman, Wm. Chatton, Ann Peteete, Wm. Constable, John Hust (or Hurst), Elizabeth Shellington, Joseph Oldfeild, John Burgis, Thoams Iken (?), Grace a Negroe.

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Samuel

Mathews

1659

Virginia

Governor Samuel Mathews died 1659

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Samuel

Mathews

1668

Lancaster

Col. John Carter, Esqr., of Rappa., 6160 acs. Lancaster Co., N. side Rappa. Riv., 27 Apr. 1668, p. 136.  Beg. at the mouth of Corotoman Riv., down Rappa. Riv. to mouth of Slaughters alias Johns Cr. and now known as Coll. Carter's Cr., to Mr. Ironmonger's land, to mouth of Hutchins' Cr., along Wm. Hutchins' and John Meredith's lands to Sw. dividing this and land of Wm. Clapham, Senr. &c. 1600 acs. granted him 6 Sept. 1654; 560 acs. granted to Jno. Meredith, who sold to Mr. Geo. Marsh, by whom it was sold to sd. Carter, both of which parcells were put into one patt. 24 Jan. 1663; 4000 acs. being deserted by Samll. Mathews, Senr., Esqr., by orger &c. granted sd. Carter 12 Oct. 1665.

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Samuel

Mathews

1672

Rappahannock, New Kent

Col. Augustine Warner, 10,100 acs., in Rappa. and New Kent Counties, on the maine Sw. of Mattapony, opposite land of Mr. laurance Smyth and some 12 mi. from the falls of Rappa. Riv., 8 Oct. 1672, p. 410.  Beg. at the mouth of a br. dividing this and land of Mr. John Prosser and Thomas Pannell; along brs. of Nussaponocks Cr. &c.  Trans. of 202 pers: John Glover, Jno. Sharp, Mary Sharp, Ann Steele, Jno. Bradford, Mary Withton, Dorothy Pope, James Okey, Edw. Symonds, Francis Powell, James Wright, Henry Starr, Geo. White, Samll. White..., Samuell Hide, Jno. Skynner, Robert Bryan (or Brynn), James Winney, Arthur Stokes, Samll. Mathews, Ralph Morton, Ann French, Arthur Surley, Charles Gibbon and others.

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Samuel

Mathews

1678

Warwick

Mr. John Mathews, 2944 acs., Warwick Co., Denbigh Par., 29 Mar. 1678, p. 641.  Beg. on NW side of Deepe Cr; by an old feild where Jno. Lewis lived; to an old feild called Shottbolt; to a white oake in a flashett; adj. Jno. Lewis; downe Pottash Cr. to the mouth; downe Warwick River, &c.  Granted to Samll. Mathews, Esqr., and due sd. John as being his Grandsonn and heire.

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Samuel

Mathews

1697

Warwick

James Floyd, 74 acs Warwick Co, 28 Oct 1697 p. 124 Beg in Col Prichard's old field, parting this from land of John Mallicot, on br of Mirre point Cr on land of Mr. Wm Rasco; the orphants of John Edwards; etc Mr. Francis Rice, 54 acs part of 200 acs granted Capt Samll Mathews and after several assignments due Col. Thomas Prichard who hath enfeossed sd Floyd; 20 acrs for Trans of Wlater Balie. p 17

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                                                   APPENDIX G: James Mathews of Virginia

 

James

Mathews

1664

Accomack

Richard Bundick (Bunduck), 1400 acs. Accomack Co., 12 July 1664, p. 400, (460).  At the seaboard side, beg. at land of Col. Edmond Scarburgh, bounded on S. by Longtone branch &c.  Trans. of 28 pers; Richard Holmden, Edward Thurland, William Thinn (or Thrim), William Charlton, John Mallowes, Edwin Monfort, Martha Milford, Easter Phillips, Thomas Mallowes, James Trussell, Jonas Robinson, Wm. Wright, Jno. James, Jno. Aspinall, James Mathews, Hen. Horsington.

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James

Riddick

1680

Isle of Wight

Newman, William: Nuncupative, proven by James Riddick, age 50 years and John Dunford, age 34 years.  Leg.- debts to be paid to Mr. Timothy Walker and Doctor Taylor, a mare he owned at Mr. Thomas Taberers to be given Mr. Henry Baker to whom he was indebted.  R. October 9, 1680.  pg 217.

5

James

Mathews

1683

Lower Norfolk

John Prescott, 95 acs, Low Norf Co on E. side of the S br of Eliz Riv, 20 Nov 1683, p 346.  Beg on Cormorant poiynt; adj John Biggs; and his own land etc. Trans 2 persons:  James Matthewes, William Goldstone. [p272]

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James

Riddick

1689

Isle of Wight

Shepherd, John.  Dying intestate, administration requested by James Riddick, who married the relict of the said Shepherd.  April 9,      R. April 20, 1689.  pg 72.

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James

Riddick

1691

Isle of Wight

Bread, Richard: Age 60 years.  Leg.- whole estate to wife Ann and her heirs.  D. July 4, 1691.  R. December 15, 1691.  Wit. James Riddick, Henry Baker.  Appraisal of estate by John Goodrich Sr. and William.  pg 313.

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James

Mathews

1694

Chingateague

2-138: John Griffin 450 A. adj. Ralph Whiting, James Matthews, on main Run of Chingateague, Esquire Wormeley.  11 Mar. 1694/5.

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James

Mathews

1694

Chingateague

2-137:  James Matthews 100 A. adj. John Griffins, John Easter, on Chingateague.  11 Mar. 1694/5.

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James

Mathews

1699

Accomack

Rebecca Colburn (Coulbourn), Widdow, 100 acs Accomack Co 6 Jun 1699, p 183.  Beg an Jonah Jackson on back of Watchepreage Cr; along Samuell Beach, to land formerly Edward Revill's and Trans of 2 persons: James Askew, James Mathew.  p 25

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James

Mathews

1714

Richmond

5-25: Jno. Champe of Richmond Co. 122 A. in Citten burn Par. in Richmond Co. Wrnt. 27 Mar. 1714.  Surv. by Mr. Tho. Thompson.  On Rappahanock R., close to Cliffs, adj. Walter Ware, James Matthews, Cliffs Cr., Jno. Martin now in possession of Edward Barrow.  27 Mar 1714.

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James

Mathews

1717

Surry

James Mathews, 140 acs. (N.L.), Surry Co; on N. side of Nottoway River; adj. Marmaduke Brown; and land (rest of page not copied). p 185.

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James

Mathews

1722

Surry

James Mathews, 350 acs. (N.L.), Surry Co; on S. side of Nottoway River; cor of Hinshiah Mayberry's land etc. 18 Feb 1722, p 190. 35 shillings.  p 244

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James

Mathews

1728

Brunswick

James Mathis, Jr. of Surry Co; 850 acs. (N.L.), Brunswick Co; on S. side of Roanoak River; 28 Sept. 1728, p. 34.  p 382

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James

Mathews

1728

Surry

James Mathis, of Surry Co; 935 acs. (N.L.), Brunswick Co; S. side of Nottoway Riv; on the Rocky Run, to Davis' line; 28 Sept. 1728, p. 83. p 387

37

James

Mathews

1740

Brunswick

James Matthews Brunswick 14

41

James

Mathews

1740

Surry

James Matthews Surry, Albemarle 106

41

James

Mathews

1815

Nansemond

F. Hall tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 1 slave over 16, 1 horse, 1 mahogany card/tea table, $1.26

21

James

Mathews

1816

Nansemond

L. Reed tax district, 1 white tithe over 16

21

James

Mathews

1816

Nansemond

Read tax district, 125 acres, adj Rhuben Smith & Wm Matthews, SW 11 miles, taken from Anthony Mathews and James Mathews

22

James

Mathews

1816

Nansemond

Murdagh tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 2 slaves over 16, 1 horse, $1.58

21

James

Mathews

1816

Nansemond

Read tax district, James Mathews 125 acres, adj Rhuben Smith & Wm Matthews, SW 11 miles, taken from Anthony Mathews and James Mathews

22

James

Mathews

1817

Nansemond

James Mathews, 125 acres, adj Ruben Smith, SW 11 m

22

James

Mathews

1817

Nansemond

A. Daugherty tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 2 slaves over 16, 1 slave 12-16, 1 horse, $2.28

21

James

Mathews

1817

Nansemond

J. Holladay tax district, 1 white tithe over 16

21

James

Mathews

1817

Nansemond

A. Daugherty tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse, $0.18

21

James

Mathews

1818

Nansemond

Daugherty tax district, 125 acres, adj Ruben Smith, SW 11 m.

22

James

Mathews

1818

Nansemond

A. Daugherty tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse, $0.18

21

James

Mathews

1819

Nansemond

A. Daugherty tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse, $0.18

21

James

Mathews

1819

Nansemond

Daugherty tax district, adj Ruben Smith, SW 11 m.

22

James

Mathews

1820

Nansemond

Daugherty tax district, Wm & James Mathews land put to John Harrell of Job

22

James

Riddick

1822

Nansemond

Vol. I, pp. 89-90 James Riddick (son of Jethro Riddick. Oct. 21, 1822; May 10, 1824; rerecorded, April 9, 1866), "of the Upper Parish, Nansemond County." Wife: Katherine (Goodman) Riddick (b. 1793-d. 1861). Son: Edward (Cunningham) Riddick.  Daughters: Nancy Riddick, Mary Ann Riddick, Mariah Riddick.

9

James

Mathews

1822

Nansemond

23 Feb, Holland tax district, 1 white tithe over 16

21

James

Mathews

1823

Nansemond

1 May, Holland tax district, 1 white tithe over 16

21

James

Mathews

1833

Nansemond

Denson tax district, 3 slaves total over 12, 1 horse, $0.81 tax.

21

James

Mathews

1834

Nansemond

Denson tax district, 5 slaves total over 12, 3 horses, $1.43 tax.

21



James M.

Mathews

1818

Nansemond

A. Daugherty tax district, 1 white tithe over 16, 1 horse, $0.18

21

 



[1]   http://www.wimfamhistory.net/Virginia/virgin03.htm: Early Names . . . Nansemond Co., VA:  In September 1663 the other proprietors sent a series of instructions to Sir William Berkeley. Carolina affairs were left almost entirely in the hands of Berkeley as the nearest resident Proprietor, and it was more than two years before those remaining in England showed signs of being aware that the Albemarle region, as the former Carolina area was now called, was not within their domain. On June 13, 1665, they received a new charter making their northern boundary approximately the same as the present North Carolina  ‑ Virginia state line.     Prior to this, the Virginia counties of Upper Norfolk/Nansemond and Lower Norfolk would have been the repositories for any records relating to the Albemarle region. The oldest known deed for land in North Carolina, dated September 24, 1660, was discovered accidentally in 1965 among Norfolk County records in Chesapeake. It apparently grants the entire tip of the peninsula which is now Pasquotank County to Capt. Nathaniell Batts. It is signed with the mark of Kiscutanewh, King of the Yeopim Indians. There are old Nansemond County deeds relating to land beside Bennetts Creek which refer to the Creek, named for a Governor of Virginia, now in Gates County and not Bennett Creek now in the City of Suffolk (near the mouth of the Nansemond River): this land was considered part of the Upper Parish of Nansemond County until 1728, when the dividing line betwixt Virginia and North Carolina was finally settled.

 

[2]Date from his tombstone, Bible record, and ages on census records.

[3]Anjou, Gustave, Ulster County, N.Y. probate records in the office of the surrogate, and in the county clerk's office at Kingston, N.Y. : a careful abstract and translation of the Dutch and English wills, letters of administration after intestates, and inventories from 1665, with genealogical and historical notes, and list of Dutch and Frisian baptismal names with their English equivalents / by Gustave Anjou ; with introduction by A.T. Clearwater.  New York: G. Anjou, 1906, 551  pgs.  Printed page 54.

     Anonymous  Collections on the history of Albany : from its discovery to the present time, with notices of its public institutions, and biographical sketches of citizens deceased.  Albany, N.Y.: J. Munsell, 1865‑71, 2198  pgs. Copied page 382-383.

     Stiles, Henry Reed, The civil, political, professional and ecclesiastical history and commercial and industrial record of the county of Kings and the city of Brooklyn, N.Y. : from 1683 to 1884

New York: Munsell, c1884, 1801  pgs. 

     Anonymous The Documentary history of the state of New‑York Albany, N.Y.: unknown, 1849‑1851, 4502  pgs. Copied

     Welch, Maude Stewart.  Vrouw Knickerbocker : the romance of the building of Brooklyn

Philadelphia: Dorrance and Co., c1926, 271  pgs. The Lodowick home copied

     Eardeley, William Applebie, Chronology and ancestry of Chauncey M. Depew : with fifty‑four other affiliated families of New York, New Jersey and New England : an appendix on the Hegeman ancestry with twenty‑five other affiliated families  New York: unknown, 1918, 317  pgs. Copied page 203

     Ostrander, Stephen M. A history of the city of Brooklyn and Kings County, Brooklyn: Published by subscription, 1894, 612  pgs   Virginians sent their children to New Amsterdam to be educated.

     Holgate, Jerome B., American genealogy : being a history of some of the early settlers of North America and thir descendants, from their first emigration to the present time, with their intermarriages and collateral branches, including notices of prominent families and distinguished individuals, with anecdotes, reminiscences, traditions, sketches of the founding of cities, villages, manors, and progressive improvements of the country from its wilderness state to the present era ...Albany?: unknown, 1848, 251  pgs.   Copied pages 16 and 17 about Hans Lodewyck.