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Ancestors of Jean Melvin Joy

Generation No. 10

      608. Richard Turbeville, born Abt. 1670640; died 1726 in Bertie Co., NC640. He was the son of John Turberville. He married 609. Anne.

      609. Anne, died Unknown.

Notes for Richard Turbeville:
Owned land in Charles City, Prince George and Surry Counties, in Virginia.

Several sons migrated to South Carolina. Son John settled in Brunswick County, Virginia.

Will abstract:
Wife Anne Turbavell to have plantation where I now live for her lifetime.
Eldest son John Turbavell to have plantation and land where Jacob Colson now lives on the west side of Reedy Run.
Second son Francis Turbavell to have 100 acres on the south side of Moratuck River in a survey of land bought of John Lax.
Third son William Turbavell to have land where he now lives, to be divided from the Piney Meadow across the survey.
Fourth son Walter Turbavell to have the plantation where I now live after his mother's death.
Daughter Elizabeth Turbavell to have cows and calves, etc., less than one year after the death of her mother.
Grandson Daniel Colson and Grandaughter Mary Colson to have a cow and calf each to be paid them when they turn 21.

More About Richard Turbeville:
Will Written: 04 Dec 1825
Children of Richard Turbeville and Anne are:
  304 i.   John Turbyfill, died 1783 in Brunswick Co., VA; married Lucy.
  ii.   Francis Turbeville, died Unknown.
  iii.   William Turbeville, died Unknown.
  iv.   Walter Turbeville, died Unknown.
  v.   Elizabeth Turbeville, died Unknown.

      736. William Farrar I, born 25 Apr 1583 in Croxton, Lincolnshire, England641; died 11 Jun 1637 in Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA642,643. He was the son of John Ferrar, Esq. and Sissely Kelke. He married 737. Cicely Reynolds 02 May 1625643.

      737. Cicely Reynolds, born 1601 in Dorset, England643; died Aft. 1676 in Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA643,644. She was the daughter of Thomas Reynolds II and Cicely Pippen.

Notes for William Farrar I:
Another source gives the date of birth as 1594 and the location as Enwood, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. [Lavin F. Farrar, Farrar Genealogy Page, (Apr 17 1997), "Electronic."]

Arrived in Virginia in August 1618 on the Neptune. [Genealogical Journal Volume 15, Utah Genealogical Association, Summer 1986, pp 39]

William Farrar, I settled Farrar's Island in Henrico County, Virginia. It consisted of 2,000 acres located in a bend on the James River. The location is twelve miles south of present-day Richmond. Also on the northern tip of the land was the settlement of Henrico, the second settlement to be established in Virginia. The settlement of Henrico was abandoned by 1619. On 22 March 1622, the "Great Indian Massacre" took place. Eleven persons were killed at the home of William Farrar. The next day William went to the plantation of Samuel Jordan and his wife Cicely Reynolds, and found them alive and better protected in the Jordan home. William remained there, and when Samuel Jordan died in March 1623, William agreed to Cicely's wishes that he stay on to act as overseer and executor.

William Farrar, mentioned in father's will to receive lands in Hoddesdon, Bloxborne & Amwell, Herts; mentioned as out of England, to receive inheritance upon his return. Sale of land in Herts, 6 Sep. 1631.

[Family Tree Maker, Genealogies of Virginia Families II, Cl-Fi, The Farrar Family p. 744, Broderbund Software, Banner Blue Division] William Ferrar, or Farrar, who came to Virginia in 1618, soon became a man of prominence. He was a commissioner (magistrate) for "The Upper Parts"; and a member of the Council from 1623-1633, or more probably until his death, which occurred some time prior to June 11, 1637.

Served as a Justice of the Peace.

More About William Farrar I:
Christening: 28 Apr 1583, Croxton, Lincolnshire, England645

  Notes for Cicely Reynolds:
The following is a "collection" of information from various sources which may or may not be true, and none of it has been proven by me or to my satisfaction. Donna J. Johnson

Arrived in the American colonies on the Swan, August 1610 (or 1611). A source states that she was ten years and alone when she arrived. The Swan, the Tryall and the Noah were the three ships of Sir Thomas Gates's fleet which reached Jamestown towards the end of August in 1611.

World Family Tree Vol.1#2778:
Arrived in Virginia, 1610, on the ship "Swan". No one seems to know who Cicely came with in the "Swan", but it is generally believed she did not come with her parents. Her first husband was someone named "Baley".
Her name is also, spelled "Sisley and Cicilly".

Cicely may have been a friend of Governor and Lady Yeardley - Temperance Flowerdew, who became Lady Yearley, arrived in America at about the same time as Cicely Reynolds. One of Sir George Yeardley's first acts was to grant a patent of land at James City 10 Dec 1620 to Samuel Jourdan of Charles City in Virga. Gent. an ancient planter "who hath abode ten years Compleat in the Colony" and to "Cecily his wife an ancient planter also of nine years continuance."

Samuel Jordan and Cicely Jordan Farrar received land grants for being "Ancient Planters". On one of these grants, on the south side of James River, Samuel built a very large plantation called "Jordan's Journey," where he and his family survived the Indian massacre. However, Samuel died the following year in March of 1623 at his home, called "Beggar's Bush" (present location is Prince George Co., VA). After Samuel's death Cicely was married three more times: to William Farrar, to Peter Montague, and to Thomas Parker.

The term "Ancient Planter" is applied to those persons who arrived in Virginia before 1616, remained for a period of three years, paid their passage, and survived the massacre of 1622. They received the first patents of land in the new world as authorized by Sir Thomas Dale in 1618 for their personal adventure. [Order of Descendants of Ancient Planters]

After Samuel died he left Cicely with one additional daughter and another soon to be delivered. He was 46 years of age. Rev. Grivell Pooley, who had conducted Samuel's funeral, proposed to the widow shortly afterwards. She apparently consented, feeling the need for a protector, subject to the engagement being kept secret due to the timeliness of Samuel's death and her pregnancy. However, Rev. Pooley "spread the word" of the engagement, and this so ired the young widow that she refused to go through with the wedding. Soon after this, widow Cecily became engaged to Col. William Farrar, and Rev. Pooley thereupon instituted the first breach of promise suit in America. Cecily won the law suit. However, the governor and council enacted a law which prohibited women from engaging themselves to more than one man at the same time. Shortly after the lawsuit, Cecily wed Col. Farrar and had two sons. Cecily wed (4th) Peter Montague and (5th) Thomas Parker.

The following is from the book "the Farrars" by William B. and Ethyl Farrar:
CICILY FARRAR: Interesting accounts of Cicily Jordan Farrar are found whenever the genealogy of the Farrar family is given. Below are portions of two stories:
Altogether the Indians in the Massacre of 1622 slaughtered 14 men, women and children, including six members of the Royal Council. Capt. Samuel Jordan fortified Beggars' Bush, known later as Jordan's Journey, and he lived there "despite the enemy." Jordan died a year later, and there was a rush for the hand of his beautiful young wife, led by the Rev. Greville Pooley. Jordan had been in his grave only a day when Pooley sent Capt. Isaac Madison to plead his suit. Cecily replied that she would as soon take Pooley as any other, but as she was pregnant, she would not engage herself she said, "until she was delivered."
But the amorous Reverend could not wait, and came a few days later with Madison, telling her "he should contract himself to her" and spake these words: "I, Greville Pooley, take thee Sysley, to be my wedded wife, to have and to hold till death do us part and herto I plight thee my troth." Then, holding her by the hand he spake these words, "I, Sysley, take thee Greveille, to my wedded husband, to have and to hold till death do us part." Cicily said nothing, but they drank to each other and kissed. Then, showing some delicacy about her condition and the situation she found herself in, she asked that it might not be revealed that she did so soon bestow her love after her husband's death.
Pooley promised, but was soon boasting of his conquest, very impetuously for "Sysley" now engaged herself to William Farrar, one of the Deputy Treasurer's younger brothers, and member of the Council.
Enraged, Pooley brought suit for breach of promise. The case too much for the the authorities at Jamestown, who referred it to London.
The jilted Pooley soon found solace in a bride, it appears, but met a tragic death in 1629, when Indians attacked his house, and slew him, his wife and all his family. (From "Behold Virginia" by G.F. Willison--1951)
Going up the James River you pass Harrison's Landing, Berkely, the Forest --- the next projection of land round which the river leads is Jordan's Point, where once lived the too fascinating widow, Cecily Jordan, whose history recalls another instance of the striking difficulty James River men had in holding their sweethearts to their promises. This headstrong lady provided the unique instance of a woman being sued by a man for breach of promise. When her husband died he left her so comfortably provided with worldly goods that hereby, in addition to her other charms, she became quite irresistible to Capt. William Farrar, kinsman to the Deputy Treasusrer of the Colony, and also the Rev. Greville Pooley, minister of the Parish; and apparently they were quite irresistible to her for she engaged herself to both. The person sued. Though he lost his case and had to sign a formal release to the Widow Cecily bonding himself in the sum 500 L. never to have any claim, right or title to her, the Governor and Council of the Colony were so stirred by the extraordinary incident that they issued a solemn proclamation against a woman engaging herself to more than one man at a time. And there is not in Virginia any known record that this edict has ever been revoked. (From "Tidewater Virginia" 1929)
The career of the fascinating Cecily as a heartbreaker caused the General Assembly to pass a law for the protection of Virginia bachelors, and gave her a place in history.
When the Parson sued, 14 June 1623, Capt. William Farrar, trained for the law in England and now the attorney who administered her husband's estate, successful defended Mrs. Jordan in what was the first breach of promise suit in America, winning not only the suit but his client in matrimony.
The Governor and Council could not bring themselves to decide the questions and continued it until 27 Nov., then referred the case to the Council for Virginia in London, "desiring the resolution of the civil lawyers thereon and a speedy return thereof." But they declined to make a decision and returned it, saying they "knew not how to decide so nice a difference."
After the Rev. Pooley signed the release, Cecily "contracted herself before the Governor and Council to Captain William Farrar."
Counselor Farrar was seven years older than his wife, Cecily. As far as is known they had only two children--sons. The numerous descendants of Counselor William and Cecily Farrar all stem from the elder son, Col. William Farrar, Jr. (This information was compiled by Louise Spearman) [Sherri L. Acosta, Ancestors of Samuel & Tracy Acosta 10/1/97, (Family Tree Maker User Home Page), "Electronic."]

A list of those living at "Jordans Journey" 16 February 1623-24:
Sislye Jordan
Temperance Baylife
Mary Jordan
Margery Jordan
William Farrar

A list of those living at "Jordans Journey" 21 January 1624-25 (The Muster of m' William Farrar and m's Jordan):
William Ferrar age 31 years in the Neptune in August 1618.
Sisley Jordan aged 24 yeres in the Swan in August 1610.
Mary Jordan her daughter aged 3 yeares \
Margarett Jordan aged 1 years borne heare\
Temperance Baley aged 7 yeares \

More About William Farrar and Cicely Reynolds:
Marriage: 02 May 1625646
Children of William Farrar and Cicely Reynolds are:
  i.   Cicely Farrar, born Abt. 1626 in Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA647; died Abt. 1703; married Henry Sherman, Sr.; died Unknown.
  368 ii.   Col. William Farrar II, born Abt. 1631 in Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA; died Feb 1677/78 in Henrico Co., VA; married Mary Abt. 1656.
  iii.   John Farrar, born Abt. 1632 in Farrar's Island, Henrico Co., VA647; died Bet. 1684 - 1685 in Henrico Co., VA647
  Notes for John Farrar:
[Family Tree Maker, Genealogies of Virginia Families II, Cl-Fi, The Farrar Family p. 744, Broderbund Software, Banner Blue Division]
John Farrar was long a prominent citizen of Henrico County and is styled Lieutenant Colonel John Farrar, from his rank in the militia. From the date with which the extant records begin, 1677, he was a justice of the county and was sheriff in 1683. In the list of public officers of Henrico in 1680 (Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, I, 225) his name appeared as second in the Commission of Justices, and lieutenant-colonel of militia. He was member of the House of Burgesses 1680, 1682 and 1684 (Henrico Records), and died unmarried about March, 1684-5.
Att a Court Holden at Varina for the County of Henrico the first day of Feb'ery, in the thirtieth yeare of the reigne of our Sovereigne lord Charles the Second by the grace of god of greate Brittaine, france and Ireland king defend'er of the faith &c. Annoq Domin., 1677-78.
To the Right Wors'll the Justices of the County Court of Henrico, or any other p'son or p'sons concerned, These may serve to Certifie, That whereas my brother Coll. William Farrar did by his deed bearing date the first day of October, 1649, freely give and grant and confirme unto me and my heirs two hundred acres of land next unto the Glebe, at Varina, and comonly known and called by the name of Coald's field, and hath now by his last will given to me and my heirs near aboute five hundred Acres of land, being part of his dividend, and lyeth on both sides Capt. Davises bottome, w'th this Caution and provisoe, that I should for me and my heirs forever relinquish all mine or Their claime unto the afores'd two hundred acres by deed given, the w'ch I do hereby most willingly doe, and accept his loveing kindness of the land at Capt. Davises, according to his will. In witness hereof I have put my hand and seale this 1st day of Feb'ry, 1677-8.
                  John Farrar      with
                              red wax.)
Signed and sealed in the p'sence of
Wm. Byrd, Wm. Harris.
Recognito'r in Curria: Comith Hen'ci p'o die Feb'ry, 1677-78, Maj'r John Farrar.
                  Teste:      Wm. Randolph

Last will and testament of John Farrar:
In the name of God, Amen. I, John Farrar, of the Parish & County of Hen'co, being sick & weak of body, but I praise ye Almighty God, in sound & p'fect & disposeing memory, have thought fitt & make, & doe hereby make, ordain, publish & declare these p'sents to be my last will & Testament, revoking all other wills by me at any time made, whether written or Verball.
Impr's. I bequeath my soul to God that gave it w'th an assured hope & steadfast faith y't I shall receive Eternal Salvation by ye meritts, death & Passion of my blessed Saviour & redeemer, Jesus Christ, & my body I bequeath to ye Earth to be decently buryed according to ye discrecon of my Exec'rs hereafter named, and the estate w'ch God, through his Providence hath bestowed upon me in this transitory life, I doe dispose of as followeth, Vizt: I doe in regard I have been at charge & expenses towards the building of a house, & to ye intent ye same may be compleated according to my Agreem't made w'th ye Workman, Ordin & appoint that all my negroes & Serv'ts do continue upon my plantacon this p'sent year, and that they do use their endeavours to make & finish a Cropp, w'ch Crop when finished, I doe bequeath & order to defray ye Charge w'ch may yet accrue upon the said house to ye workman or for plank & Glasse; and I doe desire my Exec'rs hereafter named, to use their endeavours to look after & see ye s'd Cropp made, & house finished accordingly.
Item. I doe devise to Tho. Batte, Jun'r, the son of Mr. Thos. Batte, of ye country aforesaid, two hund'd acres of land lying in ye s'd county, upon Appomattock River, being formerly purchased of ye s'd Mr. Batte, ye elder, the s'd land w'th all appurtenances, I devise to ye s'd Tho. Batte, Jun'r, & his heirs forever.
Item. I give & bequeath unto Mr. Tho. Batte, Sen., one horse now in his possession, com'ly known by the name of Darby.
It'm. I give & bequeath to Tho. Batte, Jun'r, one of ye two unbroke horses w'ch I have, now lyes in Appomattock Woods, w'ch of ye s'd Two ye s'd Tho. shall make choice of.
It'm. All ye rest of my estate, consisting in cattle, horses, or anything else w'ch doth, & formerly hath, been here at Appomattock, I give & bequeath to Mr. Tho. Batte, his three daughters, by name, Mary, Amy & Sarah, to run as a Joynt Stock amongst them, and each share to be paid as they arrive of lawfull Age or are Marryed, & if either of them dye before that time, their parts to goe to ye Survivour, all w'ch Legacyes afores'd given to Mr. Batte & his children, I doe give them in consideracon of ye great trouble & pains they have taken w'th me in this, my last sickness.
Item. I give and bequeath unto my Cozen, Mary Worsham, wife to George Worsham, my servant boy named Thomas Symons, to be delivered to her w'thin a week after my decease, & him not to make a Cropp upon my plantacon this year, notw'thstanding ye former clause in this my will.
It'm. I give and bequeath unto my Cozen, Martha Shipley, ye wife of Walter Shipley, Charles Citty County, one likely man or woman serv't (w'ch she shall make choice) not to have lesse then four years to serve, or else so much tobacco as will buy such a serv't.
Item. All ye rest of my estate (except my wearing Apparell & Hatts & my Negroe Man by name Jack) I give & bequeath to be equally divided between my three kinsman, by name William Farrar, Thos. Farrar, & John Farrar, in kind.
Item. I Give unto my s'd Negro Jacke, his freedom after Christmas day next, & in ye mean time he to continue on my plantacon & use his endeavours w'th ye rest of my hands (except Tho. Symons) to make a Cropp.
Item. It is my desire that my Cozen, John Farrar, when he comes to age, doe possesse & enjoy my house when built. And I do request my Cozen, Thomas Farrar, to consent that ye land the s'd house stands upon may goe into John Farrar's share of land, and that ye s'd John Farrar doe surrender to his brother Tho. all his right of ye house Thomas now lives in.
Lastly. I make and ordain my kinsman, Will'm Farrar & Tho. Farrar, whole & sole Exec'rs of this my last will & testament, & doe order them to give to Mrs. Amy Kent one Ring about twelve or fifteen shillings price, & pay for ye same out of my estate given to them & their brother. In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand & seal this 4th day of March, 1684-5.
Soc. Sigill: Cum: rig's cer.            John Farrar
Signed, Seal'd, published & declared as his last will & testament in p'sence of
Wm. Randolph, Tho. Daulby, Tho. Wells.
Ap. 1, 1685. Proved in Hen'co County Court by ye oaths of Capt. Will. Randolph, Mr. Tho. Daulby & Tho. Wells, ye witnesses.
Teste:       Hen. Randolph, C. Cur., qm. Recordat'r.
A copy - Teste:      Samuel P. Waddill, Clerk Henrico County Court, VA

  More About John Farrar:
Will Probated: 01 Apr 1685, Henrico Co., Virginia
Will Written: 04 Mar 1684/85

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