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Ancestors of Lyndall J. White (Lynn Mayes)

      2788. John Byars, born Abt. 1690 in New Kent Co. Virginia; died Aft. 1734 in Louisa Co. Virginia. He married 2789. Elizabeth Glen 1712 in Virginia.

      2789. Elizabeth Glen, born Abt. 1694 in New Kent Co. Virginia.
Children of John Byars and Elizabeth Glen are:
  1394 i.   James Henry Byars, born 1713 in Orange Co. Virginia; died 1792 in Louisa Co. Virginia; married (1) Margaret Gentry Bef. 1733; married (2) Rachel Matthews Abt. 1733 in Virginia.
  ii.   Jonas Byars, born 1718 in Orange Co.Virginia.
  iii.   John Kelby Byars, born Abt. 1720.

      2800. Peter Watkins, born Abt. 1691 in Talbot Co. Maryland; died Abt. 1745 in Frederick Co. Virginia. He was the son of 5600. Peter Watkins and 5601. Ann Nuthall. He married 2801. Mary Griffith Bef. April 21, 1716 in New Castle Co. Delaware.

      2801. Mary Griffith She was the daughter of 5602. David Griffith.

Notes for Peter Watkins:
Peter Watkins moved to Orange County, Virginia in the 1730's, in that part that became Frederick County, Virginia.
Children of Peter Watkins and Mary Griffith are:
  1400 i.   Evan Watkins, born 1716; died 1765 in Frederick Co. Virginia; married Mary Catherine Bef. 1733.
  ii.   Esau Watkins, born Abt. 1720; died 1759; married Sarah Ringgold April 11, 1738 in St. Paul's Parish, Kent Co. Maryland.
  iii.   Peter Watkins, born 1723.

      2812. Peter Harralson, born Abt. 1687 in Virginia; died January 21, 1732/33 in Hanover Co. Virginia. He was the son of 5624. Paul Harralson and 5625. Rebekah Burgess. He married 2813. Mary Chambers 1715 in St. Paul's Parish, Hanover Co. Virginia.

      2813. Mary Chambers, born Abt. 1690 in Virginia.
Children of Peter Harralson and Mary Chambers are:
  1406 i.   Burgess Harralson, born 1716 in Hanover Co. Virginia; died 1776 in Orange Co. North Carolina; married Elizabeth Gaines.
  ii.   John Harralson, born Abt. 1718 in Virginia.
  iii.   Paul Harralson, born Abt. 1719 in Virginia.
  iv.   Nathaniel Harralson, born Abt. 1722 in Virginia.
  v.   Sarah Harralson, born Abt. 1725 in Virginia.
  vi.   Elizabeth Harralson, born Abt. 1727 in Virginia.
  vii.   Peter Harralson, born Abt. 1730 in Virginia.

      2820. Col. William Whittington II, born 1649 in Northampton Co. Virginia; died April 1720 in Somerset Co. Maryland. He was the son of 5640. Capt. William Whittington and 5641. Elizabeth Weston. He married 2821. Esther Littleton Abt. 1680 in Somerset Co. Maryland.

      2821. Esther Littleton, born Abt. 1665 in Northampton Co. Virginia; died 1689 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia. She was the daughter of 5642. Southey Littleton and 5643. Sarah Elizabeth Bowman.

Notes for Col. William Whittington II:
Col. William Whittington came to Somerset Co. Maryland before 1684 from Northhampton Co. Virginia. In 1691 he was appointed collector of the County's tobacco tax, by Lord Baltimore. He served as High Sheriff of Somerset Co. in 1689 and again in 1695. In 1692 he was elected a representative from Somerset County to the General Assembly of Maryland. Col. Whittington's will was probated April 11, 1720, and recorded in Liber No. 16, Folio 105, in Land office of Maryland. An inventory taken of his property in 1728 reveals he was moderatly wealthy.

Note: It is not certain which of Capt. William Whittington's wives was Col. William Whittington's mother.
It could have been Susane or Mary Elizabeth Weston.

Scion of a distinguished family, William Whittington was born in Northampton County, Virginia, about the year 1650. His father, Captain William Whittington, first appeared in Northampton County in 1640-41, where he was lieutenant and captain of militia and a member of the court.

The exact time of the younger William Whittington's removal to Somerset County, Maryland, is not known, though in September, 1684, he is found described in a document as "of Somerset County, Merchant." Certainly by the Summer of 1689 he was well established in the county, for at that time we find him occupying the office of High Sheriff of Somerset. His career as sheriff, his clash with the authorities of the Provisional Government of the Associators and his final removal from office are described earlier. (There was a conflict about whose authority was paramount, the "Associator's Government" of the province [Lord Baltimore], or their Majesties William and Mary.) That Whittington was a stormy petrel in office is quite evident; but his ability, trustworthiness and popularity are equally manifest.

William Whittington's sympathy with Lord Baltimore's cause was no doubt the reason for his appointment in 1691, as collector, on behalf of his Lordship, of the tobacco export tax in Somerset County.

With the establishment of the royal government in Maryland William Whittington was elected a representative from Somerset County to the first General Assembly under that regime, which met in May, 1692. He continued a member of the Lower House of Assembly until 1695, when he again became High Sheriff of Somerset. In 1695 he appears as treasurer for the Eastern Shore of the province, and as a member of the course of Somerset County, 1693 and 1694.

The office of High Sheriff of Somerset seems to have been a center of attraction for William Whittington and we find him again serving in that capacity from 1695-1698. In June, 1697, two members of the Somerset Court complained to the Governor and Council against Whittington, asking for his removal because of "misfeasance of his office." The specific charges do not appear in the Council record. However, this complaint was strongly offset by "a certain representation sent from the Grand Jury of that county court concerning the good behavior of said Whittington in the management of his office during his Shrivalry and wherein they pray he may be continued in said office." There was "much ado" about this matter with reference back and forth from Council to court, and court to Council, with the final vindication of Whittington, whom we find continuing to hold office of High Sheriff of Somerset in July 1698.

In 1699 William Whittington was again returned from Somerset as member of the Lower House of Assembly. Whittington continued as a representative from Somerset in the Lower House for several years. It is during this period that in a description of members of the House we find the item: "Somerset County. Major William Whittington always accounted a Jacobite. Mr. Walter Lane and Mr. Samuel Collins are silly drunken fellows easily persuaded by Whittington."

Whittington continued as a member of the Council certainly until May 31, 1717, when the Governor informed the body that he had received a letter from Colonel Whittington telling of his "indisposition and desiring to be excused from his attendance this Assembly." The Council minutes do not record Whittington as again in attendance between this date and the time of his death in the early Spring of 1720.

In addition to the various civil offices of responsibility and honor held by him William Whittington from time to time occupied the militia offices of captain, major, and colonel.

William Whittington lived in the southern section of Somerset County below the Pocomoke River. He became an extensive landholder and owner of a large and valuable personal estate. His will, dated February 28, 1719, is an interesting document. Among its many items are two which show the charitable disposition of the man: (1) he gave part of his Cedar Neck and Sandy Wharf tracts of land to certain trustees for maintenance and teaching of six poor children at a time "to reade and learn the fundamentals of the Christian Religion"; (2) he directed his sons and daughters "to make a payment to the Justices for the use of the poor."

(from "Old Somerset on the Eastern Shore of Maryland" by Clayton Torrence)

More About Col. William Whittington II:
Burial: April 11, 1720, Somerset Co. Maryland
Children of William Whittington and Esther Littleton are:
  1410 i.   William Whittington III, born Abt. 1681 in Somerset Co. Maryland; died 1756 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; married Elizabeth Taylor Abt. 1703 in Somerset Co. Maryland.
  ii.   Esther Whittington, born Abt. 1685 in Somerset Co. Maryland; married (1) William Skirven; married (2) Isaac Morris.
  iii.   Southey Whittington, born Abt. 1687 in Somerset Co. Maryland; died 1773; married Mary Fassitt Abt. May 1720; born Abt. 1691 in Somerset Co. Maryland; died 1770.

      2822. Elias Taylor, born Abt. 1658 in Accomac Co. Virginia; died May 03, 1717 in Accomac Co. Virginia. He was the son of 5644. William Taylor and 5645. Elizabeth Teackle. He married 2823. Comfort Anderson Abt. 1685 in Accomack Co. Virginia.

      2823. Comfort Anderson, born Abt. 1668 in Matchatark, Accomack Co. Virginia; died Bet. 1742 - 1743 in Accomac Co. Virginia. She was the daughter of 5646. William Anderson and 5647. Mary Wise.

Notes for Elias Taylor:
Conflicting information: Elias Taylor's second wife Ann may be the mother of some of the children listed as Comfort Anderson's children

Children of Elias Taylor and Comfort Anderson are:
  1411 i.   Elizabeth Taylor, born 1685 in Somerset Co. Maryland; died November 1762 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; married William Whittington III Abt. 1703 in Somerset Co. Maryland.
  ii.   Naomi Taylor, born Abt. 1688 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; died Abt. 1750 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; married (1) Samuel Davis Abt. 1708 in Accomack Co. Virginia; married (2) Joseph Stockley 1718 in Accomack Co. Virginia.
  iii.   Hannah Taylor, born Abt. 1694 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; died Abt. 1760 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; married James Wisehart Aft. 1717 in Accomack Co. Virginia.
  iv.   Esther Taylor, born Abt. 1695 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; married (1) John Williams; married (2) William White Aft. 1717.
  v.   Comfort Taylor, born Abt. 1696 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; married Solomon Ewell 1717 in Virginia.
  vi.   Mary Taylor, born Abt. 1697 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; married John Kendall.
  vii.   Joshua Taylor, born Bef. 1699 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia; died 1731 in Accomac, Accomack Co. Virginia.

      2832. Lt. Captain John Gilliam, born 1571 in Twickenham, Wales; died 1651 in Norfolk Co. Virginia. He was the son of 5664. William Devereaux Gilliam. He married 2833. Amy Fountayn Abt. 1613 in England.

      2833. Amy Fountayn, born 1594 in England; died in England.
Children of John Gilliam and Amy Fountayn are:
  1416 i.   John Gilliam, born 1614 in England; died 1673 in Henrico Co. Virginia; married Margaret Henshaw Abt. 1650 in Virginia.
  ii.   Thomas Gilliam, born 1616.

      2834. Thomas Henshaw He married 2835. Catherine Gower.

      2835. Catherine Gower
Child of Thomas Henshaw and Catherine Gower is:
  1417 i.   Margaret Henshaw, born 1618 in Surry Co. Virginia; died 1688 in Henrico Co. Virginia; married John Gilliam Abt. 1650 in Virginia.

      2852. Richard Biggs
Child of Richard Biggs is:
  1426 i.   John Biggs, born Abt. 1620 in Of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co. Virginia; died 1696 in Norfolk Co. Virginia; married Johannah Sawyer Abt. 1640 in Stepney, White Chapel, Middlesex Co. England.

      2912. John Pipkin, born Abt. 1641 in Houghton Regis, Bedfordshire, England; died Abt. 1721 in Surrey Co. Virginia. He was the son of 5824. John Pipkin and 5825. Mary. He married 2913. Elizabeth Howe October 29, 1661 in Surrey Co. Virginia.

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