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Ancestors of Roscoe Clinton Myers

      1606. Ralph* Elkins, Sr, born Bef. 1630 in England; died 09 Sep 1690 in St Pauls Parish, Stafford County, VA. He was the son of 3212. John~ Elkins. He married 1607. Mary* Or Ann Ashton.

      1607. Mary* Or Ann Ashton, born Abt. 1640 in possibly Lincolnshire, England, or York County, VA; died Bef. 1690 in Stafford County, VA. She was the daughter of 3214. Walter Ashton, Jr.

Notes for Ralph* Elkins, Sr:

Posted By: Bill Deyo
Subject: Ralph Elkins of 17th Century VA
Post Date: July 29, 2001 at 15:34:01
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Descendants of Ralph Elkins may be interested in my recent publicati on on the Monteith Family and the Potomac [Patawomeck] Indians which conta ins important ties to the early Elkins family. The Ashton ancestry in Engl and of the wife of Ralph Elkins is studied. Connections of his descendan ts to the Patawomeck Indian Tribe are discussed. The immigrant, Thomas Mon teith, married Phyllis Gallop of Patawomeck Indian blood. She married seco ndly to her cousin, Benjamin Elkins, and left many more descendants. Phyll is' sister, Mary, married into the Elkins family, as well. The Bryan(t) fa mily connections are discussed. Information on allied families includes: N ewton, Finnall, Cox, Jett, Owens, Sullivan, Roberson, Curtis, Hansbroug h, Meese, Bowie, Hudson, Jones, Anderson, Doniphan, Bowen, Foley, Butle r, Courtney, Redman/Redmond, Fines, Bradshaw, Rogers, Robinson, Shipp, Ear le, Shelton, Mantooth, Kenney, Dalyell, West, and others. A number of col or portraits from the 1600s are pictured. For information on purchasing th is booklet, contact me at:, Bill Deyo

Posted By: Joan
Subject: Re: Ralph ELKINS I (1636-1690) Eng.>VA
Post Date: October 05, 2000 at 15:43:13
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Descendants of Ralph Elkins

1 Ralph Elkins d: 09 Sep 1690 in Stafford Co ., VA
+Mary Ashton
2 John Elkins
2 Nathaniell Elkins
2 Mary Elkins
2 Richard S Elkins, Sr b: 1661 d: 1733 in Hanov er Parish, Stafford, VA
+Mary Williams m: 12 Jan 1694
*2nd Wife of Richard S Elkins, Sr:
+Elizabeth Bryant b: 1675 m: 12 Jan 1695 in Richmond Co ., VA d: Bef. 1757
3 Benjamin Elkins
+Phyllis Gallop
3 William Elkins
3 James Elkins b: Bef. 1695
3 Richard Elkins, Jr b: Abt. 1698 in Parish Hanover, King Geo rge, VA d: 1751
+Mary Gallop m: Bef. 1735
3 John Elkins b: Abt. 1705 d: 1751 in NC
+Helen Schofield
3 Nathaniel Elkins b: Abt. 1707
3 Elizabeth Elkins b: 1709
+William Redmond
*2nd Husband of Elizabeth Elkins:
+Barnett Farmer m: in VA
3 Margaret Elkins b: Abt. 1711
+James Stevens m: in VA
3 Joan Jean Elkins b: Abt. 1715
+Bartholomew Rodman m: in VA
3 Priscilla Elkins b: Abt. 1715 in Stafford Co ., VA d: 1773 in Falls Church, Fairfax, VA Montpelier
+Benjamin Sebastian I b: 1706 in St Paul Parish, Staffor d, VA m: 16 Feb 1729 in St Pauls Parish, Stafford, VA d: 13 S ep 1770 in Falls Church, Fairfax, VA, Montpelier

Posted By: William Deyo
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Post Date: June 28, 1999 at 21:57:47
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Would someone share any evidence that William Redmond/Redman married Eliza beth Elkins. I think that this is in error and has just been perpetuated f rom a misreading of J. B. Boddie's chapter on the Grigsby family. Willi am Redman/Redmond was the stepson of Dr. Richard Bryant, Sr. The only kno wn marriage of William Redman was to Anne (Philpin) Jones, widow, who d id not have any children by him. He could have been married previously, b ut I have never seen any evidence of it. His half-sister, Elizabeth Bryan t, married Richard Elkins, son of Ralph Elkins. Richard Elkins had first b een married to Mary Williams.

Posted By: Joan Norton Mullen
Subject: Re: Elkins, Richard, 1669, to Samuel, 1850
Post Date: March 18, 1999 at 13:14:01
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Shirley my email to you came back. If you have a new address, you might po st it.
Our GRIGSBY line descends down from James GRIGSBY b. 1686 in Stafford Co ., VA who married Susannah REDMOND, daughter of William REDMOND and Elizab eth ELKINS. Searching for more information regarding these early familie s. You mentioned you have some data. Anything will be appreciated. Jmullen

Posted By: Joan Norton Mullen
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Searching information on Elizabeth ELKINS, and spouse William REMOND who m arried early ca. 1665-70 in Stafford Co., VA. Their daughter Susannah REDM ON married James GRIGSBY ca.1706.
James GRIGSBY and Susannah REDMOND GRIGSBY children, all born in Staffo rd Co., VA were:
i. James b. Bet. 1708-1725
ii. Elizabeth b. 1710
iii. Susannah b. 1712
1v. Enoch (Rev. War) b. 1714
v. Nathaniel b. 1716
vi. Samuel b. 17??
vii. Redmond b. 1721

posted By: J. King
Subject: Re: Elkins, Richard, 1669, to Samuel, 1850
Post Date: October 20, 1998 at 06:25:59
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I was just recently advised that RICHARD ELKINS' dau. ANN, m. WILLIAM REDM AN/REDMOND. Richaard Elkins was the son of RALPH ELKINS (name of mother un known). William Redman & Ann Elkins' dau. JANE (d. bef. 13 April 1756, Sta fford Co., Va.) m. JOHN GRIGSBY, JR. (ca. 1623 - bef. 11 Nov. 1730), s/o J ohn Grigsby & Jane Prosser. Jane's sister, Susannah, m. John's brother Jam es Grigsby (ca. 1662 - bef. 14 April 1752). Could the above referenced Ric hard Elkins be the same Richard mentioned in your query? John Grigsby & J ane Redman are my 6th great grandparents and I am most interested in learn ing about Jane Redman's parents and grandparents. Any informaion you are a ble to provide would be greatly appreciated. I may be contacted direct ly at: b&

The Jones Family
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ELIZA JONES(4) - Mary Swartzwelder(3), Cynthia Rebecca McCann(2), John(1 ), John(A); b. April 1, 1845 near Clintonville, Kentucky; d. March 20, 18 94 at Middletown in Montgomery County, Missouri, without child; i. Fairmou nt Cemetery thereat; m. September 9, 1879 in Paris, Ky., to Silas Allen El kins, who previously had m. September 26, 1864 Catherine Kerr and had t wo children, Caleb Fielding and Alice Catherine. The Elkins moved to Middl etown in 1881. Silas Elkins was b. November 27, 1843 in Clark County, Kent ucky, d. May 26, 1911 in Montgomery, Missouri; i. Wellsville Cemetery near by. He served in the War Between the States in Company A, 14th Kentucky Vo lunteer Cavalry; he preached forty years for the Primitive Baptist Churc h, for the most part at its church near Buell, five miles south of Middlet own, Missouri. His parents were James and Lucinda Osborne Elkins of Cla rk County, Kentucky, the family migrating from Virginia and stemming fr om Ralph Elkins, Sr., who first came from England in 1657 and settled in Y ork County in 1661. A family tree is possessed by Mrs. Calvin Henry (Kathr yn Kerr) Moore of Lincoln Park, Michigan. In 1894, Silas m.(3rd) Mrs. Sus an Thompson, d. 1943, i. Montgomery City, Missouri - a widow with a two-ye ar-old daughter who is now (1956) Mrs. Russell Dudley, a widow, residi ng in Middletown, Missouri.

Genealogy-Henry Moore Neil
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English records show that a charter was issued May 23, 1609, to the Treasu rer and Company of Adventurers and Planters of the City of London in the f irst Colony of Virginia. This was subscribed to by John Elkin, a London me rchant who gave 75 lbs. thereto, about twice the amount of other subscribe rs. It is not known if he ever visited America's first commonwealth, to wh ose genesis he had contributed. Before 1786 Robert Ellkyn held office in L ondon about the time of Sir Richard Whittington's mayoralty, as also somew hat later was Richard Elkin, Gentleman, to whom was granted by Gilbert Dei trick, Garter King at Arms (5 March, 5 Edward), per cross or, and gule s, a cross between four tigers passant, counter charged, armed and langue d, all within a bordeur quarterly of the second and first, charged with fl eur de lis and rondels countercharged.

Crest A demi-tiger rampant couped quarterly ermine and erminois armed a nd langued holding between its paws a bezant.


Ralph Elkins (1), pioneer, emigrated with the cavaliers to the Old Domini on and received, Jan. 15, 1661, a patent of land in York County, Va., fr om Governor Moryson. (See Virginia land grants, Book 4, p. 437.) The da te of his death is unknown.

Through his two sons, Ralph, Jr., and Richard, he is the founder of the El kins family in Virginia. Numerically the Elkins family is the smalle st in America.

Ralph Elkins located between the Potomac and Rappahannock Rivers, then Wes tmoreland County, later King George's County. He lived the life of the tid ewater Virginian. His neighbors were the early Barons of the Potomac; h is religion, political creed and amusements were theirs and his entire env ironment similar to that described by Thackeray in depicting the liv es of "the Esmonds." From the "Memorials of the Reading, Elkins, Howells a nd other Families," by William E. Elkins.

Ralph Elkins, Jr., (2) gave lease to George Mason, 23rd of November in t he year 1733, in Parish Brunswick, County of King George, his wife Franc es and son Nathaniel, joining in the deed. Nathaniel's joining in the de ed would indicate that he was of age. Ralph Elkins also in 1733 leased lan d, 150 acres in the County of Prince William and Parish of Truro, lying al ongside and on the head of Dogue Creek, paying in rent therefor 600 poun ds of tobacco en casque, annually on the 25th day of December, and his wi fe Frances and son Nathaniel signed this lease also with him. (The abo ve is from the Court House records in Manassas, Va.)

Nathaniel Elkins (3) took oath of allegiance to Virginia in Henry Coun ty in 1779.

The Rev. Robert Elkin (4) is supposed to be the son of Nathaniel Elkin s. In 1775 he bought 100 acres of land from William Pollock and he sold t he same in 1780 to Thomas Cook, his wife, Sarah, joining in the deed. The se records are from the Orange County, Va., court records. In these recor ds the name is Elkins. When we next find mention of him the final "s" in h is name is lost. In 1780 the Rev. Robert Elkin is in Holston, Tennessee.

From "Quissenbury Family Records" we learn that the Rev. Robert Elkin w as "from the older parts of Virginia and moved westward and that Captain B illy Bush, who had gone to Kentucky with Daniel Boone, returned to Virgin ia and gave such glowing descriptions of the new country that a colo ny of about 40 families, and all Baptists, were induced to start in the su mmer of that year for Boonesborough, Kentucky. The Rev. Mr. Vinton was the ir leader. At Holston, Tenn., they met the Rev. Robert Elkin on his w ay to Kentucky with his family. On their arrival at Holston, they receiv ed word from Captain William Bush, who was then at the Fort at Boonesborou gh, not to proceed any farther at present because of the troubles with t he Indians. They remained in Holston till 1783. During this interval th ey held Church meetings, organized for discipline, Sept. 28, 1781, and cho se the Rev. Robert Elkin for their pastor. On their arrival in Kentucky, t hey settled near the town of Winchester and built their first Church on t he site of the present Providence Church, which was built in 1800 on Low er Howard Creek. This old stone Church is still in a fair state of preserv ation and the Church records go back continuously to 1780, and it was he re that the Rev. Robert Elkin preached during the remainder of his lif e. He was a warm friend of the Lincoln family and taught Abraham Linco ln to read. In Nicolay and Hay's life of Lincoln is the statement th at he preached the funeral sermon of Lincoln's mother.

from Univ. of Virginia Digital Collections online

Ra Elkins
30 Acres
To all ye whereas ye now Know ye that I the said Frances Moryson, Esq, Gov ernor, ye give and grant unto Ralph Elkins thirty Acres of Land Lying a nd being in York County Bounded Nigh Southwest on the Great Horse Path. S outheast on Goodman Jones's Land. Northeast On Stephen Garners[?] Land a nd northwest on George Watt & Old Store including the said Quantity bound ed with marked Trees and the aforesaid Horse Path. The said Land being d ue unto the said Elkins by and for the Transportation of one Pers on ye to have and to Hold ye to be Held ye yielding and paying ye provid ed ye Dated the 13th of January 1661.- - -

Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : NAMES

Num. Hits Heading
3 Elkins, Archibald.
1 Elkins, Daniel.
1 Elkins, Darby H.
1 Elkins, Elizaha.
1 Elkins, Harvey.
3 Elkins, James.
1 Elkins, James A.
1 Elkins, Jno.
1 Elkins, Joel.
2 Elkins, John.
1 Elkins, Joseph.
1 Elkins, Miles.
3 Elkins, Ralph.
Elkins, Ralph. (3) - 3 hits

1. Baker, Abraham 5 April 1748.
2. Elkins, Ralph 13 January 1661.
3. Pigg, John 7 August 1761.

2 Elkins, Rees W.
1 Elkins, Reese W.
8 Elkins, Richard.
9 Elkins, Richard, Jr.
1 Elkins, Riece W.
3 Elkins, William.
1 Elkins, Zacheous.
1 Elkins, Zacheus.

Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys : CATALOG CARD


GRANTEE Baker, Abraham. grantee.
DATE 5 April 1748.
NOTE Location: Lunenburg County.
NOTE Description: 316 acres on both sides of Banister River adjoining Ral ph Elkins land.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 26, 1747-1748 (v.1 & 2 p.1-730 ), p. 348 (Reel 24).
NOTE Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issu ed by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. T he collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Paten ts 1-42, reels 1-41.
SUBJECT Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- Lunenbu rg County.
SUBJECT Lunenburg County (Va.) -- History -- 18th century.
SUBJECT Land grants -- Virginia -- Lunenburg County. aat.
ADDED ENTRY Elkins, Ralph.

GRANTEE Elkins, Ralph. grantee.
DATE 13 January 1661.
NOTE Location: York County.
NOTE Description: 30 acres south west on Great Horse Path, south ea st on Goodman Jones' land.
NOTE Source: Land Office Patents No. 4, 1655-1664, p. 437 (Reel 4).
NOTE Part of the index to the recorded copies of patents for land issu ed by the Secretary of the Colony serving as the colonial Land Office. T he collection is housed in the Archives at the Library of Virginia.
OTHER FORMAT Available on microfilm. Virginia State Land Office. Paten ts 1-42, reels 1-41.
SUBJECT Land titles -- Registration and transfer -- Virginia -- York Coun ty.
SUBJECT York County (Va.) -- History -- 17th century.
SUBJECT Land grants -- Virginia -- York County. aat.
ADDED ENTRY Jones, Goodman.

Posted By: Rush Elkins
Subject: Re: Ralph ELKINS I (1636-1690) Eng.>VA
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Hey Miranda, This is speculative, and I would sincerely appreciate any inp ut you might have.

There is a John Elkin, "Marchaunt," listed in the 2nd Virgina Charter, whi ch was signed in 1609. There's also a John Elkin on the passenger li st of the Ark and the Dove, which arrived in Maryland in 1634. (A John Elk in shows up that same year in Jamestown as a merchant.) I've wondered whet her they might be father and son -- the dates would be about right.

Ralph shows up in Stafford County in 1657, presumably from England, b ut I wonder about that. He's recorded only as having been "transporte d" to Virginia, and that could well have been from Maryland. Headrights we re granted so long as the transportee came from another colony.

You probably see where I'm going: Could Ralph have been born in Maryland a nd then indentured to Virginia? The Elkins had longstanding ties with t he Ashtons in England, so his return to England to renew ties and marry o ne the Ashton girls is entirely plausible.

Posted By: Linda Goranson
Subject: Re: Ralph Elkins III (1636-1778/9) VA
Post Date: May 04, 1999 at 19:02:52
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Could these be the same people?
RALPH ELKIN SR. came to Stafford County, VA. in 1657, returning to Englan d, he came back to Virginia in 1661 settling on 30 acres of land in Yor ke Co., VA, Jan. 13, 1661. His wife believed to have been Miss Ashton of E ngland. Her father's name was James.

Posted By: Judi Wetzell
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Their daughters are Hannah and Mary. They each did marry a Pedigo mal e. I used this line of Edward Pedigo to join the Daughters of the Americ an Revolution. The girls parents are Ralph Elkins III and Frances Ashto n. I then have Ralph Elkins II, Ralph Elkins I and his father is John. I h ave no stats for John

Posted By: elaine
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Hi Phillip, I have found some info regarding 2 Ralph Elkin(Sr. and Jr.) Fr om a book called "Wills and Family Histories" by the Daughters of the Amer ican Revolution, Champaign, Il., 1940, P 156.
It talks about a Ralph Elkin being given a land grant by Gov. Thomas Morys on for land in New County Virginia on Jan 13, 1661. (Now Westmoreland a nd King George Counties) It further states that he had sons Ralph and Ric hard and that Ralph inherited the land And that he had a son Nathani el (b 1712).
You will need to reconfirm all of this as this is from notes I took when d oing a school paper 25 yrs ago. Don't remember how accurate I was the n, I sure didn't know what I was doing with all this. I have just start ed researching again and have not gotten that far yet. Would love to he ar what you know about heirs and your sources. Thanks. Elaine


More About Ralph* Elkins, Sr:
Immigrant Ancestor: 1657, England to York County, VA
Migration: 1657, England to York County, VA
Occupation: Planter
Patent: 13 Jan 1660/61, 30 acres SW on Great Horse Path, SE on Goodman Jones' land, received from Gov. Moryson, in York County.2
Residence: 1661, York County, VA

  Notes for Mary* Or Ann Ashton:

A History of Chapman and Alexander Families Main Page
Page 175


(From Hayden's Virginia Genealogies.)
"Colonel Peter Ashton came from Lincolnshire, England. He was Burgess fr om Charles City County, Virginia, 1656, and Northumberland County 1659; al so Collector of the Northern Neck of Virginia. He received 2,000 acr es of land in Westmoreland in 1658. His will, 1669, gave to his brother Ja mes Ashton of Kirby Underwood, County of Lincolnshire, England, his esta te 'Chatterton' on the Potomac; to his brother, John Ashton of Lowth, Coun ty of Lincolnshire, England, 200 acres adjoining 'Chatterton'.

"These brothers came to Virginia."

Hayden gives Col. Peter Ashton as father of Sarah, who married Philip Alex ander, but Mary G. Powell, in her family record written for her grandchild ren (parents Llewellyn and Ruth Ashton Powell), says that John Ashton w as the father of Sarah and Frances, who married the Alexander brothers. S he gives no authority for this statement, but as there are a great many er rors in Hayden, and M. G. P. a genealogist, and was doing the work for h er grandchildren, I think she probably is correct.

Sarah Ashton, daughter of John and Grace (Muse) Ashton, married, first, Ph ilip Alexander, second, Thomas Clifton, and third, (???) McGill.

Her will was dated March 14, 1749, and mentions Philip Alexander, Burdet te Clifton, and grandson Philip Alexander. Her daughter, Jane, married Fra ncis Dade, and his daughter Elizabeth, born 1698, married Townsend Dad e, b. 1690; daughter, Sarah, married Cadwallader Dade, b. 1688.

(The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. X, p. 181, states that John Ashton a nd Grace, his wife, were the parents of Frances and Sarah Ashton.)

Ancestral Records and Portraits vol 2 Main Page
Page 446


ARMS: Argent, a mallet ??able, on a fesse gnles, a ??ent for difference.
CREST: A boar's head argent couped rable.

CHARLES ASHTON was in Virginia before 1650, being a Justice of Northumberl and County in 1659, and of the Quorum, and Captain of Militia. He was bo rn 1621-22, and died 1672.26

CAPTAIN JOHN ASHTON, an officer in King Charles'
Army, and often mentioned in Virginia records, was a Justice of Westmorela nd County and appointed by the Governor a Commissioner to treat with the I ndians. He married, 1668. Grace, the daughter of COL. HENRY MEESE (of t he Governor's Council); she died September 9, 1677. Issue: HENRY, Charle s, Jr., John and Sarah.

COLONEL HENRY ASHTON, their son, born July 30, 1671, died December 3, 173 1, was High Sheriff of the County 1717 to 1718, Colonel, Justice, and Burg ess 1702 to 1705. In 1696, he married first, Elizabeth, the daughter of CO LONEL WILLIAM HARDIDGE, GENT., and Frances Gerard, his wife; she was bo rn 1678, and died February 25, 1722; issue, four daughters: Frances, Eliza beth, Ann and Grace; the last only survived him; married second, Mary, t he daughter of Richard Watts, Gentleman; issue, one daughter and two son s: Elizabeth, Henry and John.28

In an old graveyard upon Booth's plantation, in Westmoreland County, Va ., is the monument with the Ashton Arms, to the memory of Col. Henry Ashto n:

"Here lies ye body of Colonel Henry Ashton, Gentleman, Born in Westmorela nd County, son of John Ashton Gentleman, by Grace his wife the 30th d ay of July Anno Domini 1670."

The will of Henry Ashton, recorded in Westmoreland County, Va., probated N ovember 24, 1731, bequeaths to his daughter Grace one thousand acres of la nd inherited from Colonel William Hardidge. Grace married Philip Lee (s on of Richard and grandson of Richard) of "Blenheim," High Sheriff of Char les County, Md.

Ann, daughter of Colonel Henry and Elizabeth (Hardidge) Ashton, married CA PTAIN WILLIAM AYLETT II., marriage contract in Essex County, Va., May 1 8, 1725. Their daughter Anne, married AUGUSTINE WASHINGTON II.


The second son of John Ashton, Charles Ashton II., (grandson of Charles ), born May 3, 1712, and died April 2, 1781, married first Sarah Burdet t, born July 9, 1715, and died October 28, 1772. His second marriage in 17 06, was to Margaret Hart. Children of first marriage, Burdett and Charles. 29

The eldest son, Burdett Ashton, of Chestnut Hill, King George's County, bo rn November 21, 1747, married December 19, 1768, Anne, the daughter of AUG USTINE WASHINGTON II.; she was born April 2, 1752. He was member of Sta te Convention 1788, Delegate 1799 to 1800, etc. Issue: Charles Augustin e, died 1800; Burdett, Sarah and Ann.

A History of Chapman and Alexander Families
Page 177

William Alexander G. Dade (Judge Dade), was the only son of Langhorne a nd Sarah Ashton, daughter of Col. Henry Ashton and Jane Alexander. The fir st of the Ashton family was Col. Peter, who died in 1669 in Stafford, a nd was one of the earliest, most substantial and influential of the coloni sts on the Potomac. By his will he devised his estate, called "Chatterdon ," on the Potomac, to his brother James Ashton of Kinsley, Underwood, in L incolnshire, England and two thousand acres adjoining thereto, to his brot her John Ashton of South, Lincolnshire. It is probable both these ca me to Virginia, as the connection of the present Ashtons is not easily tra ced.

I cannot go farther than mouth of Naomi, a part of which he devised to h is daughter Grace, who intermarried with Phillip Lee of Blenheim, Marylan d. From an ejectment brought by Couter, one of his descendants, in the Sup erior Court of Westmore, I ascertain this fact. It is said the Ashtons a nd Alexanders intermarried early and often and the circumstance of Old Jo hn Alexander having made Charles Ashton his executor, corroborates this re port. The above table was made out, from the old records of Stafford Count y. The tradition of the ancestor of the family being the celebrated Cap t. John Smith is, of course, oral. It seems very improbable and yet I ha ve understood from the family that it was generally believed. The first no tice I have of Maj. John Smith, whose true name was Dade, and he was certa inly the head of the family, is a deed from Robt. Pylandor Ryland, to hi m, recorded in Northumberland County as early as 1665, and a deed from Ger vis Dodson to him, for land in Stafford, in 1654. I cannot ascertain wh en he died. Capt. John Smith was living in England between 1643 and 165 0, he being notoriously attached to the Stuarts and the marriage of his s on with a family so respectable as the Townshend, repels the idea of his h aving been obscene; but to satisfy myself, I have carefully examined the c riminal records of the old General Court to see if the name had been chang ed on account of a criminal prosecution, but could find nothing to counten ance the idea. The above Francis Dade, son of John Dade (sometimes call ed Smith), left four sons, namely, Robert, who died before 1714; Townshen d, Francis and Cadwallader. See their acquittance to Daniel French, who ma rried Robert's widow (H 144). Townshend Dade married the daughter of Phil ip Alexander (see Lib. H 272). Frances Townshend Dade, daughter of Col. Ro bert Townshend and widow of Francis Dade, married Col. Rice Hooe of Virgin ia. The other daughter, Mary Townshend, married Col. John Washington. T he Townshend patent bears date 17th Feb. 1750. (H. 173-194-5-6-7-8.) The d eed recorded in above pages, gives estates entailed, in the Townshend pate nt, to Francis, Cadwallader and Townshend Dade. These deeds bear date in 1 715. Mary Townshend married Col. John Washington, and in 1727 conveyed a p art of the Townshend patent to her son, John Washington ...

Posted By: Benjamin T. Sharp
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Ms. Nichol, If you have not already done so, you should review the artic le about the Ashton Family written by Norman Fitzhugh and published in t he William and Mary College Quarterly, Second Series, Volume XIV, No.2, Ap ril 1934, pp.151-164. This is still the best account of the family th at I have found.
In his article, Mr. Fitzhugh attempted to clear up some of the misconcepti ons concerning the Ashton Family of Westmoreland/King George/Stafford. O ne of these was that Capt. John Ashton of Westmoreland was a son of Charl es Ashton of Northumberland County. Mr. Fitzhugh quoted records that show ed that this could not have been the case since they were contemporarie s, born about the same time. Your statement that Charles Ashton was a brot her of Col. Peter Ashton is not supported by the records. The records show ed that Peter Ashton had brothers named James and John (another John).
Recent discovery of an indenture in one of the retrieved deed books of Sta fford County (stolen during the Civil War) showed that Charles Ashton w as the father of Jane Ashton Lamkin Partridge and Sarah Ashton English. Th is identified the Jane and Sarah Ashton, who were mentioned in the wi ll of their grandfather, William Smith of Westmoreland County, in 170 7. I believe that the Charles Ashton who married a daughter of William Smi th was the eldest son of Capt.John Ashton of Westmoreland County and th at she was his second wife. This Charles Ashton was married four times: Fr ances Burdett, ______ Smith, Ann Wickliffe Washington and Margaret Field C ossum Hart.
It is known that Charles Asthon of Northumberland County had a son John an d, perhaps, another son Charles. It must have been this, Charles, who le ft a wife named Ann. This would explain the record which you quoted concer ning Ann Ashton testifying that her husband died intestate. As far as know n, these Ashtons had no interest in land in Westmoreland, King George or S tafford County; and, therefore, it is unlikely that this Charles was the f ather of Jane and Sarah. He may have been the Charles Ashton who married t he widow of Henry Harding of Northumberland County.

Posted By: Benjamin T. Sharp
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It has been the opinion of several researchers that Peter, James & John As hton of VA, none of whom left any descendants, were from the branch of t he family located at Lowth, Lincolnshire, in the 16th-17th Century. The na mes were typical of this branch of the Ashton (Assheton) Family, which des cended from Edmund Assheton, who married Joanna Radclyffe of Chadderton, L ancs. No records have yet been found to confirm this. Some researchers ha ve confused Captain John Ashton of Westmoreland County, VA, with the thi rd brother, above; but Virginia records show clearly that this was not t he same individual (see the article by Norman Fitzhugh in The William a nd Mary Quarterly, Second Series, Volume XIV, No. 2, pp. 151-164).
Another contemporary of Peter and Captain John Ashton in Virginia was Char les Ashton of Northumberland County. Since Captain John named his elder s on Charles, some relationship was suggested between the latter two Ashto ns (perhaps they were brothers and perhaps they were related to Peter, Jam es and John; since they all lived in close proximity in Westmoreland and S tafford counties, in Virginia); but no connection has yet been found.
Sorry that I can't answer your question specifically. My mother was an Ash ton, a descendant of Captain John; and so I have done some research. If y ou find any thing, I would appreciate your passing it along. Ben Sha

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Rita, Charles Ashton of Westmoreland County, VA married a daughter of Wil liam Smith of Westmoreland County about 1695. Their daughters, Jane and Sa rah Ashton, were mentioned in the will of their grandfather, William Smit h. This is the only record that I have of a marriage between a Smith a nd an Ashton; but there, obviously, could be later marriages, of whi ch I am not aware. It might be easier to explore the connection with the C atesby Family. Ben Sharp

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There also is the ASHTON-ELKINS-PEDIGO connection in my Family Tree. Begi nning with Peter ASHTON b.? in Lincolnshire, England d. 1671 in Hanover Pa rish, King George Co., VA. Peter's daughter, Frances ASHTON b.? in Lincoln shire, England d. Bfr. 1690 in Stratford Co., VA m.? Ralph ELKINS I b. 16 36 in England d. 1690 in St. Paul's Parish, Stafford Co., VA. Their daught er, Hannah Mary ELKINS b. 1733 in VA d. 1813 m. Bfr. 1760 to Edward "Ne d" PEDIGO/PEDIFORD b. 24 Dec. 1732 in Baltimore Co., MD d. 26 Apr. 18 34 in Barren Co., KY. Now I ask all of you, could there possibly be a conn ection between all of us? THX, Tammy

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Need to know whom the parents are of Frances ASHTON (? -1690)of either VA /England. She m. ? Ralph ELKINS III (1636-1778/9) of VA or England. The ir daughter, Hannah Mary ELKINS b. 1733 in VA d. 1813 in Barren Co ., KY m. Bfr. 1760 Edward "Ned" PEDIGO/PEDIFORD b. 24 Dec 1732 in Baltimo re Co., MD d. 26 Apr 1834 in Barren Co., KY.

A Geanealogy of the Glassell Family
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COL. PETER ASHTON pro. came from Lincolnshire, Eng. He was Burgess, Charl es City Co., Va., 1656, and North'd Co. 1659; also Collector of the Northe rn Neck of Va. He rec'd 2,000 a. land in West'd Co. 1658. His will, 166 9, gave to his brother, James Ashton, of "Kirby-Underwood," Co. Lincoln, E ng., his estate of "Chatterton," on the Potomac; to his bro. John Asht on of Lowth, Co. Lincoln, Eng., 2000 a. adjoining "Chatterton." These brot hers also pro. came to Va. Capt. John Ashton was in Va. 1670. Col. Pet er A. had pro. Sarah, who m. Philip Alexander. James Ashton of Grantham, C o. Lincoln, gent., was among the Landed Gentry, 1673.

Mr. Stanard writes that there is mention in 1690 of land in the Northern N eck, formerly owned by Mr. James Ashton, brother and heir of John Ashto n, which was granted to Col. Peter Ashton, 1658, and by him left to Joh n. Mr. James Ashton was in Staff'd 1684. Mr. Charles Ashton rec'd 4 00 a. in West'd Co. 1658.

1. COL. HENRY ASHTON of West'd Co., Sheriff 1717-18, pro. son of Joh n, m. Mary-- --. He had--2. Grace, m. Philip Lee of Blenheim, Md. (of Rich ard,2 Richard,1 1741). 3. Ann, m. Capt. Wm. Aylett; had Ann and Elizabet h. 4. (???), pro. Mrs. Capt. Geo. Turberville, and had Elizabeth. iv. Henr y. 5. John. His will names also his cos. Burdett A., his godson John, s on of Mr. Charles Ashton, and his sister Sarah Macgill.(*)

Burdett Ashton, son of John of K. G. Co., was mem. Va. Conv. 1788 fr om K. G.; Del. 1799-1800; Justice 1803; m. Anne, dau. of Augustine Washing ton. Charles A. was Burgess 1704. Lawrence Ashton was mem. Com. of Safet y, K. G., 1774-5; pro. the same Maj. Lawrence A. who 1788 m. Elizabeth Sco tt, Fauq'r Co. (SCOTT 25), and was Justice, Fauq'r, 1781; Sheriff, 1805. H enry Ashton was Justice, K. G., 1791; Sheriff 1800-2. Capt. John W. Asht on was wounded in a duel with Nathan'l H. Hooe, K. G., 1732. John A. was a lso Justice, West'd Co., 1732, and John, son of Col. Lawrence Ashton and h is wife, who was the dau. of Horatio Dade, m. Hannah, dau. of Col. John We st by his 2d wife, Mrs. Margaret Terret. For later Ashton notes see SCO TT 25.

A History of Chapman and Alexander Families
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Philip Alexander (2--2) of Stafford, County, Va., d. prior to 1706; m. Sar ah Ashton, dau. of Capt. John and Grace (Meese) Ashton. His widow m. (seco nd) Thomas Clifton, and (third) Mr. McGill. Issue: ...


Col. Peter Ashton came from Lincolnshire, England. He was Burgess from Cha rles City County, Va., 1656 and Northumberland County, Va., 1659. He recei ved 2,000 acres of land in Westmoreland County, 1658.

James Ashton of Grantland County, Lincoln, gent., was among the landed gen try in 1673.

Col. Peter Ashton lived on his estate "Chatterton" on the Potomac.

2. Sarah Ashton, his dau., mar. 1688, Philip Alexander, son of John, s on of
William Alexander, first Earl of Stirling and ninth in descent from Joh n,
Lord of the Isle, and his wife, Margaret, dau. of Robert II of Scotlan d.
3. Philip Alexander II, married Nov. 11, 1726, Sarah, dau. of Col. Rice Ho oe.
4. John Alexander, born Nov. 15, 1735, married (???).
5. Gerard Alexander, mar. his cousin, Elizabeth Ashton Stuart Alexande
dau. of his father's brother, Capt. (later Col.) William Alexander a nd his
wife, Mary Sigismunda Massie, granddaughter of Rev. David Stuart, Rect or
of St. Paul's Parish, King George County, Va.
6. Mary Frances Alexander, born (???), March (???), m. William Co
Orange County, Va., son of William Cole of Charles City County, Va.
7. John Gibbons Cole, married Annie Maria Duke of Albemarle County, Va.
8. Annie Sewman Cole, married Dr. Philip Doddridge Lipscomb.

Edmond Ashton (or Asheton) second son of Sir John Ashton (see Asseton of M iddleton," Burke's Barantage), married 1455, Joan Radcliff of "Chatterton ," Lancashire.

At the partition of Sir John Radcliffe's estate one third of the esta te of "Chatterton" passed to said Joan.

Edward Ashton of "Chatterton" Lancaster, Esq., was one of the landed gent ry of England in 1673. Sir Ralph Ashton of Middleton, Lancaster, was o ne of the nobility of that shire in 1673.

It will be remembered that Col. Peter Ashton named his estate on the Potom ac "Chatterton."

"The Visitation of Lincolnshire, England, 1634," now in press, is sa id to contain pedigrees of John and Col. Peter Ashton of Virginia. ...

...Page 174

(From notes of M. G. P.)
CHARLES ASHTON, of Northumberland County, Virginia, was a Burges
Captain and Justice 1656. He was bo
about 1621-25, and died 1672. He married Isab
de Clare and had Elizabeth and John.

JOHN ASHTON, gentleman, born 16--, died 1677; married Gra
Muse, daughter of Henry Muse, and had Henr
Charles, Sarah and Frances.

FRANCES ASHTON, daughter of John Ashton and Grace Muse, marri
Robert Alexander (son of Captain Jo
Alexander, and grandson of John Alexander t
immigrant), "Preston" branch.

SARAH ASHTON, daughter of John Ashton and Grace Muse, marri
Philip Alexander, brother of Robert mention
above. This is the "Effingham" branch.

This is the Ashton Line as given by Mrs. Molly Powell in her family reco rd written for the children of Llewellyn and Ruth Ashton Powell.

John Moore Todd, born October 3, 1815, married Sarah B. Ashton, of Marylan d, October, 1831. She was of the family of Ashton known in English histor y, among whom were statesmen and soldiers of Colonial history.

Sarah B. Ashton was the daughter of Col. Henry Ashton and Cecilia Brown Ke y, who was the daughter of Hon. Philip Key, of Charles County, Maryland; m ember of Congress from St. Mary's County, Maryland. Col. Henry Ashton w as first an M. D., later a lawyer; at the time of his death, 1834, Marsh al of the District of Columbia and Supreme Court.

Jacob Wray Stuart was named for Jacob Wray. He lived in King George Co., V a. and married Mary, daughter of Burditt and Mary Ashton. (Charles Asht on was their emigrant ancestor).

Land Office Patents & Grants/Northern Neck Grants & Surveys
Num. Hits Heading
1 Ashton, Burdett.
1 Ashton, Burdit.
1 Ashton, Burditt.
7 Ashton, Charles.
1 Ashton, Charles, Col.
9 Ashton, Henry.
1 Ashton, Henry, Col.
2 Ashton, James.
7 Ashton, John.
2 Ashton, John, Capt.
9 Ashton, Peter.
5 Ashton, Peter, Capt.
3 Ashton, Peter, Col.
1 Ashton, Wallace.
4 Ashton, Walter.

Evidence supports that Mary was closely associated with the other Staffo rd County Ashtons rather than the Westmoreland County Ashtons or the North umberland County Ashtons. The exact relationship is yet to be determined. ---RCM

More About Mary* Or Ann Ashton:
Forename Variant: Ann, Frances, Mary
Lineage: Her son is godchild of James Ashton. Was she James' sister?

Marriage Notes for Ralph* Elkins and Mary* Ashton:


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Ashley, I would be very grateful for your source of Ralph Elkins marryi ng a Miss Acton. Is "Acton" a variation of "Ashton"? Since James Ashton w as the godfather of Ralph Elkins' son, Richard, and willed land to hi m, I have assumed that Ralph Elkins was probably married to James Ashton 's sister. I have seen "Ashton" interchanged with "Axton", a neighborho od family of Ralph Elkins. "Acton" is certainly very close to that. Can y ou site a record bearing the "Acton" name? Thanks for your help.

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I'm interested in your info on Miss Ashton's identity. The DAR Libra ry in DC has Mayme Y. Turner's Elkins Family from VA to Middle T N. At p. 1, she says that Ralph Elkins married "a Miss Ashton," per A.E.Ca sey's Amite County, MS 1699-1890, Vol.3. She also notes Maj. James Ashton 's reference to Ralph's son Richard Elkins as one of his "god childre n" in his will. Turner thinks that Ralph's wife & Richard's mother, Miss A shton, was a daughter of Maj. James Ashton's brother Henry.
What information do you have about Ralph's wife? Do you have any informati on on where Ralph came from in England?

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Could you give me info on Henry? When James died in 1686, he left his la te brother John's property to a cousin in Convent Garden and his late brot her Peter's property to yet another cousin in County Cambridge. I know th at he sold property to Ralph Elkins in 1661, but nobody seems to have a ny other info.



Information contributed by Geri Cook,

1634 JOHN ELKIN (no age) Arrival Maryland; passenger on the Ark or the Dov e, the ships of George Calvert, 1st Lord Baltimore.

1634 JOHN ELKIN, Jamestown, Merchant; no additional data. Aren't they t he same person?

"Cavaliers & Pioneers"; Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents & Grants, by Ne ll Marion Nugent, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1979.

1623-1666; Vol. I, Patent Book No. 3, Page 242

1653 May; Capt. Nathaniel Hurd, 250 acres at Queen Hith, on North si de of James River, beginning at a small creek which divides this from la nd of Mr. Burham, decsd, along marked trees of land of Capt. Flint, decs d, to head of Run dividing land between Mr. Nowells and Mr. Hurd etc.

Same date and page. Transfer of five persons: Anne Gamon, Kath. Dearing( or Deaning), SAMPSON ALKIN, Richard Howell, George Blower.

PATENT BOOK No. 4, Page 364

1657 Feb. 10; Darcy Oatley, 350 acres, James City Co. On N. side of Jam es River beginning at the main swamp and running along Edward Kinge (or Kn ight) marked trees, etc. Transfer of seven persons: Darcy Oatley, Jno. Bay ly, Wm. Stronge, Xph. Wingfield, RALPH ELKIN, Math. Wms.(Williams), Phill ip Gapper. Assigned unto Thomas Hollyday and renewed in his name.

p. 402; Yorke County, VA.; 1661 January 13th:
RALPH ELKIN, 30 acres, Yorke Co., VA. SW on the Great Horse Path, SE on la nd of Goodman Jones, NE on Stephen Garner, NW on George Wyatt and old Far r: transfer of Peter Nicholls.

PATENT BOOK 5, page 462, Gloster Co., VA. 1665 June 20th:

Mr. Richard Young, Sr. 1700 acres Gloster Co., 900 acres part of Waire Par ish, beginning at marked tree of Thomas Todd on west side of Cow Cre ek on the head of Waire Parish upon the North River in said Bay, beginni ng at mouth of Back Creek running WNW until it meets said 900 acres &c. T he said 1700 acres found to be within the bounds of 2400 acres grant ed to Edmond Dawber, 28 Nov 1642, and by his heir, sold to said Young a nd John Price, both of LONDON, 17 June 1659, said Price dying, said Youn g, survivor, received the whole patent, due for transfer of 34 persons: Is aack Stephens, William Lannaman, Jonathan Thouroughgood, Humphry Buckle y, Thomas Jones, Jno. Nelson, Job Sutton, Margtt. Kate(or Kale), Thomas Ba yly, Jno. Aiden(or Hiden), Edw. Smith, James Simmons, Tho. Greene, Rich. M annering, Jno. Beals(or Bearts), James Goodwin, William Smith, RALPH ELKIN S, Jonathan Mott, Ann Harper, Mary Harper, James Nelson, Augustine Skine r, Wm. Ayhurt, Gabriell Norton, Jno. Hay, 8 negroes. (It appears those tra nsported were from LONDON as well.)

PATENT BOOK, 2, 1666/1695, BOOK 6, pp. 211/212:

1673 November 4th,: Jno. Prosser and Tho. Pannell, 5200 JOHN ASHTON, Wi ll probated Stafford County, 26 Jan. 1682(83), and willed land he inherit ed from Col. Peter Ashton to James Ashton, their brother. He was former ly of Lowth (Louth). John Ashton's wife's name was Elizabeth and Capt. Jo hn Ashton, probably a son. JAMES ASHTON, died, Stafford County, former ly of Kirby-Underwood, Lincolnshire. His Will, dated 18 Aug. 1686 (87), na mes RICHARD ELKINS, John Ashton, son of Charles Ashton, Justice of Peac e, and Col. Peter Ashton, Sheriff of Northumberland Co.,, VA. James Asht on had Godchildren: RICHARD ELKIN, Sarah Mattershead, Miss Rosier, daught er of John Rosier, and Elizabeth Sebastian, and willed RICHARD ELKINS 1 00 acres of his land. The Estate "Chatterton" King George, VA., now belon gs to a Tayloe family.

STAFFORD COUNTY ORDER BOOK, abstracted by Sam & Ruth Sparacio:

p.57, Court held 28 Oct. 166, #339. MARY ELKING & THOMAS NETHAWAY gave the ir depositions in a court case involving a horse belonging to Robert Osbur ne. Was she wife of RALPH ELKINS?

1681 Nov. 8th; RALPH ELKIN purchased from Major Ashton, 150 acres of la nd in the Parish of St. Pauls, Stafford Co., Virginia, the plantation on w hich William Burton now lives.

1698-STAFFORD CO. DEED BOOK; John Waugh, clerk of Stafford Co. bought 70 a cres from John to John Elkin by request of Samuel BOLT (Boll, sic) who bought it from James Ashton, bounded easterly with tract former ly belonging to Ralph Elkin.

1702 STAFFORD CO., DB W-2, p. 140, John Waugh bought 170 acres from John E lkin on 11 May 1702

1705 CHARLES CITY CO., Charles Evans, 176 acres Charles City Co., 1May 170 5, p.661. Transportation of 4 persons: RICHARD ELKINS, Thomas Totty, Eliza beth Pratt, Joshua Pritchett. Is he son of Ralph or a new immigrant? Cou ld he be the Richard of Halifax Co. Records 1750 to 1753?

1715 ELIZABETH, CITY CO.; EMANUEL ELKIN witnessed marriage of Anthony Will iams to Rebecca Armstead. Benjamin Elkins of Culpepper Co., 1787 has a s on named Emanuel. Is there a relationship?

ABSTRACTS OF ORDER BOOK OF STAFFORD COUNTY, VA 1664-1668; 1689-1690; abstr acted by Ruth and Sam Sparacio

p.33-Court held 9ber (October?) 1666, page 57: Deposition regarding dispu te of a horse made by Thomas Nethaway and MARY ELKING. Was she wife of RAL PH ELKIN.

p.59-Court held Xber 12th Anno 1689, page 8: RALPH ELKIN petition th at he be released from paying levys or public duties as he is now "sick a nd weak and past his labours". Granted.

p.84-Court held 7th April 1760, page 49: RALPH ELKINS again asks dischar ge from bond and Securityship and was released due to being "very antien t, sick and weak".

p.104-Court held 9 July 1690, page 76. RICHARD ELKIN was summoned by sheri ff to this Court to bring security and enter into bond concerning the Esta te of David Thomas dcsd, his Father, RALPH ELKIN being lately dead......pu rchased by deed 150 acres of land from Major James Ashton. The said RAL PH ELKINS by his "last will and testament dated the 26th day of May, 169 0" (now lost) gave this land to his sons, RICHARD and NATHANIEL ELKIN. T he said RICHARD ELKINS by indenture, 10 April 1726 sold this property to J ohn Fitzhugh.

Page 242: 10 May 1726, RICHARD ELKINS, Jr., son, also by indenture, conve ys this same property to John Fitzhugh. STAFFORD CO.,VA Deed BK. 1722/28., p.313

1698 June 4, SAMUEL BOLT(Boll? sic) bequeathed land (100 acres) to JOHN EL KINS, son of RALPH ELKIN.

Abstracts from Stafford Co.,VA, Deed Book 1722-1728;page 422; Deed Bk. p g. 313: by Geo. Ha. Sa. King, Fredericksburg, VA.

Indenture 7 June 1726 it is stated that "Samuel Bolt (sic) who by his la st will and Testament bequeathed the said Land (100 acres) to JOHN ELKIN s on of RALPH ELKIN, the said JOHN ELKIN the 4th day of June 1698 conveyed t he same to John Waugh, who on the 11th of May 1702 sells the same to Geor ge Procter, Sr. and George Procter, Jr., and William Procter, his sons... ." the sons, then lease this 100 acres to John Fitzhugh.

Note: Was Samuel Bolt the father-in-law of John Elkin? Is this where t he later named "Samuel Elkins" get the name, Samuel? NOTE:This Deed Book 1 722/1728 is said to be in the Huntington Library in California.!!


pg. 64: ELKINS, RICHARD (son of Ralph) married by 12 January 1695 Mary Wil liams, daughter of Evan and Christian Williams; they have a son JAMES ELKI NS, a minor, who is to be educated. DB #2, p. 87; DB #6, p,.37.

pg. 175: Benjamin Rush (16??-1766) of Westmoreland, King George, and Prin ce William counties of Virginia, and Bute County, North Carolina, marri ed in the spring of 1717 Amy (surname unknown), widow of James Elkins (16? ?-1717), son of Richard and Mary (Williams) Elkins (q.V.),

p. 64. James Elkins' plantation of 250 acres fell into King George Coun ty upon its formation in 1721.
COB #7,p.99,218; DB #2, p. 87; DB #6, p.37; DB#7,p.191; WB#3, p. 317; Ki ng George County COB #1, p. 78,350 and DB #1-A,p.225, 294; OPR.,P.104.


1694 Jan. 12; p.47-Deed of Gift: James Elkins, son of Richard Elkins and h is wife, Mary (Williams) Elkins, is willed by Mrs. Christian Williams of S t. Mary's Parish in Richmond Co., "5 cows, a good feather bed and furnitu re and two brass kettles, one to hold about 13 gallons, 2 iron pots, 1 bel l, mettle spice mortar and pestle, 5 pewter dishes, 2 horses and 2000 lb s. tobacco in cask" to be paid for aforesaid grandchild, (James Elkins) sc hooling when he comes to age of 23 yrs. Deed of Gift signed with her mar k. 1726 ORDER BOOK, KING GEORGE CO., pg. 309; "On motion of Benjamin Rus h, it is ordered that he be appointed guardian of JOSEPH ELKIN."

KING GEORGE CO., DEEDS, BK. I, pt. II, pg. 400, Deed of Sale: 5 Oct. 17 27 Grantor-John I Owen, wife, Elinor (Gallop) Owen. Grantee-Nathaniel Ellk ins of King George Co., carpenter Parcell of land bounded upon line of Maj or John Fitzhugh, Thomas Grigsby and Edward Brumstead. Signed in the prese nce of Richard RE Ellkins,Jr. and Jos. Crouch.

1735 KING GEORGE COUNTY DEEDS: At a County Court, Deed of Lease and Relea se Recorded, 6 Feb. 1735 for Indenture between James Brissee, #2?, wife El inor, Richard Elkins and Mary, his wife and Robert Duncom and Ann, his wif e, daughters and Coheirs of Robert Gollop decd. of one part and by Geor ge James of the other part by deed of lease and granted u nto Bryan Foley and Robert Gollop, Father of Elinor, Mary and Ann,...24 Fe b. 1714/15. Note: Husband of Elinor, 1727 was John I Owen.

KING GEORGE CO.,VA., Court Order Bk. I; pg. 164 Upon the petition of Richa rd Elkings and Mary, his wife, for the said Mary's part of her Father's es tate. It is ordered that John Owens pay him the sum of seventeen pounds, s ixteen shillings and eight parts with 105 fs.(pounds sterling?)

KING GEORGE DEED ABSTRACTS: 1735/1752; DB 3., PP.144/148:

9 MAY 1746, In a land dispute between George Mouton and Samuel Donne, M r. Thomas Monteith and Mr. Richard Elkins give oath: "Thomas Montiethag ed fifty two years..Richard Elkins aged forty seven.. (1746-47=1699)!! Bir th Year.


6 Dec. 1723; p. 1.,Wm. Lampton,dcd., bond for Richard Ellkins,
6 July, 1727; p. 10., Henry Gallop, dcd., bond for John Owen, Rich. R. Rop er, Nathaniel Ellkins.
5 June 1730; p. 27., JOHN ELKINS, dcd. Bond for ELIZABETH ELKINS, administ rator of all the goods and chattels.

(Was she Elizabeth Bolt, daughter of Samuel Bolt?)

1 Feb. 1733; p. 34., NATHANIEL ELKINS dcd.; REBECCA ELKINS, and James Jone s, Letters of Administration to administer estate of Nathaniel Elkins. (Re becca later md. William Summerton)


William Summerton of county of King George and Parish of Brunswick made h is will 13th Nov. 1741. Presented into court 2 March 1743 (1744) by Rebec ca Summerton his Executrix and admitted to record.
Known Children of Nathaniel and Rebecca Elkin:

l. NATHANIEL: King George Co., Will Bk. pg. 217, mentions land his fathe r, Nathaniel had left him.
2. JEREMIAH: Rebecca Summerton deeds land to her son, Deed Bk. #7, p. 181
3. ZACHARIAH: Rebecca Summerton deeds to her son, Deed Bk. #6, 5 Aug,. 178 0
4. LETTICE TERIL, Nathaniel, Jr. mentioned her in his will.

6 Aug. 1778, the Will of William Johnston was admitted to probate by the c ounty court by his son, George

p. 723: #4 Son, Robert Stringfellow (1736-1815) was indented on 1 April 17 48 to serve JOHN ELKINS, being then "aged 11 years on 17th September last ." Robert eventually moved to Fauquier county and resided at "Liberty Hil l" where he died 13 February 1815. His will was proved at Fauquier Cou rt 25 April 1815. Note: The Richard is #2, born 1699. Here we learn he w as a Carpenter by trade.

KING GEORGE CO. INVENTORY, abstracted by Torrance: p. 138:

1751 RICHARD ELKIN (#2) died. Widow, Mary apptd. Administrator

1751-JOHN ELKIN died, Widow, Elizabeth apptd. Administrator. Court Order B K:3 p.2. 3 May 1751. Securities, William Stringfellow and John Crouch. In v. recorded, Bk-2, p. 82/84, 7 June 1751. (was he brother to Richard #2. a nd son of Richard #1.?)

AMELIA COUNTY COURT ORDER BOOK, 1735-1746, by G.J. McConnaughey

1745, May 17, p. 314-B, Ordered road be cleared from head of Little Roano ke River along the ridge between Briery Creek & Buffelloe River to Rutlidg e's ford over Appomattox River. The group included RALPH ELKIN.

p.316-A, "Case Edward Booker, Jr. vs. Ralph Elkin dismissed, being agreed. "
Amelia is out of Prince George and Brunswick Counties.


A Robert Elkins was b. in 1745, in Brunswick Co.; d. Mar. 1822 in Winchest er, Clark Co., KY; m. 1768 Sarah Reardon, b. 1749, d. 1823 in Clark Co., K Y
1779 "Orange County Virginia Families"- Early Ministers: Robert Elkins, Ma rch, 1799.
1782 LAND TAX BOOK, Montgomery Co., Robert Elkins.
1787 Fayette Co., KY, Tax List, Robert Elkins. The same?

KING GEORGE CO DEED BOOK #4. PP. 115/116; 5 Sept. 1771, in an indenture th ere is a map showing the residences of Mary Elkins and Martha Elkins. W as Martha the widow of William of Stafford Co. recorded as mother of Dav id bn. 1742, Overwharton Parish?


1779 Oct.2: Indenture between JOHN ELKIN of the County of Caroline, plant er and LUCY, his wife, of the one part and William Price of the County afo resaid, planter, and of the other Elkins conveys for 40 pounds current mon ey of Virginia, tract of land in County of King George containing 129 acr es more or less, which said land was by Deed duly proved and recorded giv en and conveyed by the said JOHN ELKINS,, and by his Mother, MARY ELKIN S. Is he son of Richard #2.?


1753-p.96: Martha Elkins is a witness to the will of Thomas Armstrong.
P.330/332:1 Oct. 1772, Will of Stephen Hansford of King George Co. lea ve to my loving wife Elizabeth, the use of all my estate during her natur al life......names grandson, Stephen Hansford eldest son of "my son Alexan der Hansford and Ann, his wife, also grandson William Hansford,daught er 10 acres, New Kent County, Virginia, between the main run of Mattapo ny and Rapp. River.

Transfer of 104 persons: Jno. Greene, Peter Himon, Mary Pym, JANE DRURY, S imon Radford, Grace Hutchinson, Wm. Sampson, Tho. Dutton, JNO. ELKIN, Fran cis Ticknor, Moses Ticknor, Francis King, Ezekiah Grigg, Jno Peters, Sar ah Hull, Tho. Cuff, Tho Upton, Joane Thomas, Jno Cushin, Jno Duke, Alexand er Frizell, Peter Smith, Resititute Jennings, Robt Yeomans, Mary Richard s, Jno Franklin, Edith Staple, Tobiah Richards, Humphrey Lyddington, Jno T homas, Wm Knight, Simon Williams, Mary Franklin, Jeremiah Pybourne, Tho Ad ams, George Dixon, Daniell Oneale, Ann Butcher, Sarah Turner, Wm. Patchel l, Wm Shippey, Jno Smith, Rich Duke, RALPH ELKIN, Jno. Gale, Tho Churnel l, Mary Simpkin, Patrick Lidumes, Hugh Douding, Abigall Leviston, Jno. Tem ple, Sam Broudribb, Ralph Eddleston, Jonas Arbuckle, Wm. Thomas, Tho. Butl er, Jno. Lucie, Wm. Durrant, Simon Wilsford, Wm. Bush, Thos. Nicholson, Jn o. Seegood, Geo. Cooper, Dorothy Reading, Marg. Emett, Neale Cobley, Jn o. Morrison, Thos Jonson, Austin Cobham, Jno Clarke, Thos. Vickers, Jno. W hittworth, Ric Serrey, Thos. Lambert, Wm. Franklin, Wm. Cocke, Jno. Jonso n, Joanne Pitts, Thos. Preston, Ed Noble, Wm. Baker, Jno. Gray, Ralph Pec k, Jno. Edwards, Elinor Williams, Ann Wood, Rose Whitehead, Hen. Neidum, T hos. Hia, Edw. May, Thos. Osborne, Rich Turner, Ann Stevens, Susanna Marsh all, Anthony Jeffordson, Jno Lewis, Arden Gardiner, Margaret Middleton, Al ice Simpson, Thos. Bradborne, Jno. Sinkler and 3 negroes.

Virginia State Archives microfilm Book #1. 1653/1671 (Books missing 16 71 to 1691)
Book #2. 1691-1699 Index: pp. 258, 300, 355: entries are for transactio ns by Samuel Earle I; details not noted here.

1664 Nov.15, p. 317: JOHN ASHTON, Captain, 783 acres, North Beaver Dams, A lltopin Creek, South Nauritox Path for transfer of 16 persons. Names recor ded under this patent.
1667 Oct.30: That land sold and recorded to Stephen Howard
1665 May 30: p. 324, Northall to Ashton
1665 Nov.15: p. 281, 500 acres to Mrs. Anne Broadhurst by Peter Ashton.

Col. Peter Ashton, patented land 1658. He was a member of the House of Bur gesses for Charles City Co., 1661.The will of Colonel Peter Ashton, dat ed 1669, willed to James Ashton, his brother, of Kirby Underwood County, L incolnshire and to John Ashton, his brother of Lowell, Lincolnshire, his e state on the Potomac River. He was probably of the Ashton family of Spaldi ng, Lincolnshire, England, and was descended from the Ashtons' of "Chadder ton" Lancashire, England. John Ashton, Haberdasher on Rustall St., Cove nt Garden, London was a cousin to Col. Peter Ashton.

p.109-Court held 9 Sept.1690, page 83: RICHARD ELKIN, the son of RALPH ELK IN, late of this County dcsd made petition for a Probate of the last Wi ll & Testament of his Father, he being executor. Petition granted. Order ed that George Lodge, Joseph Sumner, and John Grigsby shall appraise the e state of Ralph Elkin deced.

p.135-Court held 14 Nov. 1690: RICHARD BRYANT, complained that RALPH ELKI N, dcsd, did order his son RICHARD ELKIN to pay one good steer for his ca re medicines and attention of him in his last illness which Richard Elki ns refuses to pay...prays judgement; ordered that Richard Elkin shall p ay the steer or five hundred pounds of tobacco...


pg.69; Grigsby of Stafford County, VA
John Grigsby removed to Stafford previous to August 18, 1686, for James As hton of Stafford, in his will of that date, leaves RICHARD ELKIN100 acr es adjoining upon John Grigsby of "the 1/4 dividend" (10 V. 292).

James Ashton was brother of John Ashton of Stafford whose will was ma de in 1675,sworn to 6 day, 7 month, 1682, and probated January 26, 1682-8 3. (Sweeney, p. 88), James Ashton to be exr. but after his dea th to my cousin John Ashton of Russell St., at the Adam and Eve in London.

On September 9, 1690, John Grigsby was one of the appraisers of the esta te of RALPH ELKIN, father of Richard Elkin, (45 V. 21). He (Grigsby) may h ave been related to the Ashtons and Elkins.

"GENEALOGIES OF VIRGINIA FAMILIES" Vol. I and Vol IV; indexed by Judith Mc Ghan by Baltimore Publishing Co. page 86:"The Will of Richard Bryan (Bo ok Z, p. 227) dated April 5, 1703.

Probate recorded May 15, 1704, Richard Bryant,, bequeathed to his son, Nat haniel Bryant "all my land I now enjoy in Virginia, his mother to live who lly upon the plantation where I now live;" to daughter, ELIZABETH ELKIN, 4 00 Lb. tobacco, RICHARD ELKIN to give my grandson (under 6) RICHARD ELK IN a mare,...The above mentioned Nathaniel Bryantin his nuncupatative wi ll made March 21, 1732-3, gave unto Mrs. Mary Amees (Meese) all of his est ate (M-p. 100). She was the only daughter of John Grigsby.also mentions da ughter, Ann, daus. Sylent and Susannah (both under 16), stepson Wm. Redma n, and wife Ann.

pg.87 "They all lived in that part of Stafford County lying on the Rappaha nnock above Muddy Creek which, on the election of King George, became a pa rt of that county and remained so until 1777."
18 Jan. 1747 (1748), The Will of Richard Bryan, (son of Richard Bryan) pre sented to King George County Court and recorded by Richard Bryan his execu tor. Wife is "Beth" Bryan.

STAFFORD COUNTY DEED Bk., 1722-1728, pg. 234:
RICHARD ELKINS of Hanover Parish, King George County, son of RALPH ELKI NS of Stafford county, who on 8 Nov.1681

KING GEORGE CO. DEED BOOK I-A, 1729-1735, pg. 225-226
Between JOSEPH ELKINS, planter, and James Jones, bricklayer. Ellkins sel ls 250 acres of land, parish of Brunswick: 100 acres part now in tenu re by Richard Elkins and 150 acres occupied by Benjamin Rush. signed JOSE PH ELLIKINS. Patent date 9 Feb. 1663 unto Francis Haile & William Heabert.
pg. 226, Recorded 1 Sept. 1732. The right of dower of Amy, now wife of Ben jamin Rush also widow and relict of James Elkins,dcsd., father of the sa id Joseph Elkins, granted to Richard Ellkins, father of James, by the Curt esy of England for and during the term of his natural life etc. Witnesses: John Skinner, Richard Owens, Richard Griffis, Wm. x Owens.

at Court held 2d Mar. 1738, an indenture made James Jones, brick layer, so ld land surveyed by John Savage..down line to a Swamp with Fountain fr om a Spring on the Land there RICHARD ELKINS, SENR. DECED FORMERLY LIVE D. He died between 1732 and 1738.

NOTE: Joseph Elkins not found again in Virginia, but is on the 1755 Cumber land Co., N. C. tax list.

ABSTRACTS-NORTH CAROLINA of the Minutes of Court Pleas and Quarter Sessio ns for Cumberland Co., N. C.: Vol. I, Oct. 1755/Jan 1779
DEED: p. 65, 1760 Jan. 17 Joseph Elkins to Elizabeth Inman, wife of Robe rt Inman, and children begotten of her body by him the said Elkins, acknow ledged by said Joseph Elkins. Not allowed to be recorded.

DEED OF GIFT: p. 70, 1760 Aug.21
Joseph Elkins to Elizabeth Inman, and her children, Priscilla, Nancy, Alis ce, Pettylittis (sic) and Molly of a tract of land in South Carolina at So uth Fork of Linches Creek at the mouth of hanging rock; also, a negro wen ch named Diana; also divers other things. Proved by Wm. Ainsworth. Elizabe th Inman is said to have been daughter of Joseph. (This might make an inte resting story)!

WILLS OF RICHMOND CO.,VA 1699/1800 p.48, by Robert K. Headley, Jr.

7 Dec. 1720 RICHARD ELKINS, age 51, (bn. 1669) and another witness heard R obert Gallop declare....his 2 daughters, Eleanor and (Tolis-Phyllis) shou ld have all land at Deep Run, this be equally divided. This nu ncupative will was apparently contested and reversed.


Thomas Monteith married by 1737 Phillis Gallop, daughter of Robert Gallo p. They had four children. Will of Thomas Monteith was recorded 6 Mar. 17 46 (1747), King George Co. Court. By 1755 the widow, Phillis (Gallop) Mont eith, married BENJAMIN ELKINS.

RICHARD ELKINS #2, son of Richard #1, of King George County married by 17 35 Mary Gallop, one of the four daughters of Robert Gallop, who died 20 M ay 1720, leaving a nuncupative will which failed to take effect as to h is landed estate. Daughters are Phyllis, Elinor, Mary, and Ann.
Johnston. In it he named his wife, Lettice, a daughter unnamed. He appoint ed Zachariah Elkins as guardian to a son, William. (The "Teril" name mu st be for a second husband).

PRINCE WILLIAM CO. VA, DEED Bk. B, pp.180/181:
1733 Nov.23; George Mason of Parish of Durham in Charles Co., provin ce of Virginia leases to RALPH ELKIN of the Parish of Brunswick, King Geor ge Co., planter, 150 acres of land lying at the head of Dogue Creek and Pa rish of Truro, commonly known by name of Chappell land....for term of t he natural lives of said RALPH ELLKIN, FRANCES, his wife, and NATHANIEL, t heir son..... Elkins to pay yearly rent of 600 pounds of tobacco in casqu e. Witness: James Baxter and Jere Bronaugh,signed George Mason.

NOTE: This is the Ralph Elkins and son, Nathaniel, who settle in the ar ea that becomes Henry Co., VA.

1745 June 4;"I, Maxfield Brown, in Parish of Hanover, County of King Georg e..." bequeaths each of his five daughters Five Shillings, viz: Elizabe th Triplett, FRANCES ELKINS, Martha Whiting, and Sibella Lightburn. "un to my two sons Newman Brown and George Brown all and every part of my esta te...." Recorded July 5, 1745.

MARRIAGES OF RICHMOND COUNTY: BROWN, WILLIAM (16??-1699) married by 7 Dece mber, 1693, Frances Moss, elder daughter of William Moss, Sr. (1632-168 5) of Rappahannock County: she m(2) James Ingo (1680-1725) (q.v.). The wi ll of William Brown, proved 7 June 1699, was recorded is now missing WB# 1. William Brown was the eldest of the three sons of William Brown, Sr. w ho died testate in Rappahannock County in 1677; his land on Chingateaque C reek in Sittenburn Parish (now King George County was devised to his so ns William, John and Maxfield Brown. COB#2,p.409; COB#6, p.112; DB#2,p.1- 2; WB#2,p.9; Sweeny,p.57,117.
Deed Book III, 1743-1752, pg. 151-152
1746 Oct. 3 between George Lampton and Richard Elkins #2, Parish of Brunsw ick and wife Mary, and to include son, Richard #3.

LANCASTER COUNTY COURT ORDER Book No. 1, pg. 9, 1652 A certificate was gra nted to a Dame Elizabeth Lunsford for the transportation of several person s, including Robert Stringfellow.
In 1721 a William Stringfellow, Locksmith, is found in King George Coun ty Records. He died intestate in 1746 leaving issue by his wife, Sarah, se ven sons. (Was she a sister to Richard and John Elkins?).
The King George Court of 4th March 1747/8 ordered his estate be divided a nd allot David Seale his part (husband of the widow) and the remaind er to Richard Elkin. Why?

p.722: #3 son, James Stringfellow (1734-1805). Indenture dated 1 April 17 48 states he is aged 13 on 24th November, last; he was bound to serve RICH ARD ELKINS, carpenter. James Stringfellow died in the county of Culpepp er in the 72nd year of his age, (1806).

Ann Tutt, daughter Alice Hansford, and the other fifth part to be equal ly divided between my two granddaughters Mary Ann Armstrong and LUCY ELKI NS (wife of John Elkin, son of Richard and Mary?)


Children of Ralph* Elkins and Mary* Ashton are:
  i.   Nathaniel Elkins
  ii.   More Notes Of Family Elkins
  Notes for More Notes Of Family Elkins:


MONTGOMERY CO., VA. Deed and Will Book, B, 1773/1797, p.177. 18 Aug. 179 1; Will recorded for ARCHIBALD ELKINS, born 1756. DAR Patriot Index V-1, p .217
Abstract of Will: Heirs, wife, Margaret,sons John, Abasalom and David. Dau ghters, Elizabeth md. Barnett Farmer, Mary, and Lydia.
Family History "Emern Altizer & His Descendants", p.125, Chapter on Elki ns Family, states David never married and died 1791.
BK No. 21-1780-1804:
1797, November 26th. Abstract, Will of NATHANIEL ELKIN: Gives to his broth er, Jeremiah Elkin, all wearing apparel and five pounds. Gives to his sist er, Lettice Terl five pounds current money. Gives to his nephew Benjamin E lkin, three tracts of land in King George County, that he now lives o n, a tract that Alexander Acres now lives on and 75 acres "which descend ed to me by the death of my father, Nathaniel Elkin. Also, all resid ue of real and personal estate.

KING GEORGE CO. WILL BOOK 2., P. 346: 1804 July 5, Will of JEREMIAH ELKI N, names wife, Mary, children, John, Nathaniel, Elizabeth and Jeremiah.
So, Jeremiah #1 has a son Benjamin, Benjamin #1. has a son Benjamin, and J eremiah #2. has a son Benjamin.
Ann Tutt, daughter Alice Hansford, and the other fifth part to be equal ly divided between my two granddaughters Mary Ann Armstrongand LUCY ELKI NS (wife of John Elkin, son of Richard and Mary?)

MONTGOMERY CO., VA. Deed and Will Book, B, 1773/1797, p.177. 18 Aug. 179 1; Will recorded for ARCHIBALD ELKINS, born 1756. DAR Patriot Index V-1, p .217
Abstract of Will: Heirs, wife, Margaret,sons John, Abasalom and David. Dau ghters, Elizabeth md. Barnett Farmer, Mary, and Lydia.
Family History "Emern Altizer & His Descendants", p.125, Chapter on Elki ns Family, states David never married and died 1791. BK No. 21-1780-1804:
1797, November 26th. Abstract, Will of NATHANIEL ELKIN: Gives to his broth er, Jeremiah Elkin, all wearing apparel and five pounds. Gives to his sist er, Lettice Terl five pounds current money. Gives to his nephew Benjamin E lkin, three tracts of land in King George County, that he now lives o n, a tract that Alexander Acres now lives on and 75 acres "which descend ed to me by the death of my father, Nathaniel Elkin. Also, all resid ue of real and personal estate.

KING GEORGE CO. WILL BOOK 2., P. 346: 1804 July 5, Will of JEREMIAH ELKI N, names wife, Mary, children, John, Nathaniel, Elizabeth and Jeremiah.

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  803 iii.   Elizabeth Anne Elkins, born Abt. 1655 in of Stafford County, VA; died in of Stafford County, VA; married William Redman in possibly Stafford County, VA.
  iv.   Richard Elkins, Sr3, born 1661 in of Virginia; died 1733 in Hanover Parish, Stafford County, VA; married (1) Mary Williams 12 Jan 1693/94; married (2) Elizabeth Bryant 12 Jan 1694/95 in Richmond County, VA; born 1675; died Bef. 1757.
  Notes for Richard Elkins, Sr:

Godchild of James Ashton, per Ashton's will

Virginia Colonial Abstracts
Virginia Genealogies
re: the Bankes family
p 89

March 6, 1746/7, p. 501, the will of Thomas Monteith...Adam Banks, Rich d. Elkin, John Grant and Jeremiah Bronaugh are ordered by the court to app raise the estate and returned their appraisement at the next court....

King Geo. O. B. C. C., p. 556, Mar. 4, 1747/8, David Bronaugh, Adam Bank s, and Daniel Grant are ordered to divide the estate of Wm Stringfellow d ecd. and allot David Seale his part and the remainder to Richd. Elkin w ho was security for the said estate. O. B. 3, p. 1, May 1, 1751, go es on the bond of Mary Elkin to administer the estate of Richd. Elkin.

Re: Elkins and Bryant Family Connections (17th/18th century Virginia)
Posted by: Douglas Beahm (ID *****3725) Date: January 31, 2003 at 10:27: 20

Richard Elkins ( - 1733) married Elizabeth Bryant. This can be establish ed by the will of Elizabeth's father, Richard Bryant (April 5, 1703; prov ed in Stafford Co., VA May 15, 1704). This will also mentions his grandso n, Richard Elkins, aged less than six. From a deposition that Richard Elki ns (Jr.) gave in 1746, his birth date was appoximately 1699. I have se en a marriage date for Richard Elkins and Elizabeth Bryant listed as Janua ry 1694/5. I have not found a document to confirm this, however, since the ir eldest son was born about 1699, it is reasonable to assume that they we re married no later than 1698.

In his will, Richard Bryan ( - ca 1704) provided limiting ages (eg. less t han 21) for all of his children except for Elizabeth and his step-son Will iam Redmond. Assuming that Elizabeth was 21 when her father's will was wri tten in 1703, then she would have been married when she was no older th an 16 and seventeen when she gave birth to her first child. These ages a re possible, but probably skewed a little to the low end of the range bas ed on the normal practices of that time.

Several people have alleged that the widow of Richard Bryan ( - ca 1704 ), and the mother of his children, was Anne Meese, daughter of Col. Hen ry Meese. This SPECULATION is based on the fact that Nathaniel Bryant, eld est surviving son of Richard Bryan ( - ca 1704), left his fairly small est ate to Mary (Grigsby) Meese, widow of John Meese, by will in March 1732/ 3. John Meese was one of four children mentioned in the will of Col. Hen ry Meese in January 1681/82. The will of Col. Henry Meese states the follo wing:

I give leave and bequeath unto and amongst my four children Henry Meese Jo hn Meese Anne Meese and Frances equally to be divided between them share a nd share thereof alike To be paid to my sonnes at their severall and respe ctive ages of one and twenty years and to my daughters at their severall a nd respective ages of one and twenty years or on their severall and respec tive day or marryage first severally and respectively happening

From the will of Col. Henry Meese it is clear that his daughter, Anne Mees e, was less than 21 in January 1681/82 (born after January 1660/1) and STI LL unmarrried. It is not stated in the will, but it is reasonable to assum e, that the unmarried daughters of Col. Henry Meese were living in Engla nd with or near their father in January 1681/82 rather than in Virginia. S ince Elizabeth Bryant was unlikely to have been born after 1682, it is ext remely unlikely that Richard Bryant would have married and had his first d aughter with Anne Meese prior to 1683.

The probate of the will of Richard Bryant ( - ca 1704) names his wife as A nn Bryant. The will states the following two interesting points:

Item I give unto my son Richard Bryant all my Lands which I enjoy in Virgi nia his Mother ?having her Life holy upon the Plantation where I now li ve as long as she Lives ... and that he shall be free the Christmas day af ter he is 18 and for himself then to receive his Legacys and if his afores aid Mother again and he and her husband cannot agree then for my son Richa rd Bryant to remove to the Plantation where Samuel Burton liveth

... Item it is my Will that my Son in Law [N.B. stepson] William Redmo nd if he will shall live upon the Plantation whereon his Mother lives sev en years Rent free or upon the Plantation where Samuel Burton now liveth

From the will it appears clear that Richard Bryant ( - ca 1704) had marri ed a widow, who alread had a son, William Redmond. This makes it even mo re clear that she could not have been the daughter of Col. Henry Meese.

  v.   Ralph Elkins, Jr, born Abt. 1680 in Of Virginia.

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