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Descendants of John Caraway




Generation No. 1


1. JOHN1 CARAWAY was born Abt. 1619 in York, N Yorkshire, England, and died Abt. 1669 in Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk, Virginia, USA. He married ANN FOSTER 1650 in Lower Norfolk Cty, VA, daughter of RICHARD FOSTER and ANNE. She was born Abt. 1619 in England, and died Abt. 1692 in Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk, Virginia, USA.

Notes for J
OHN CARAWAY:
NOTES FROM WILLIE KING:
24 OCT 1635 persons embarked on the Abraham of London, Mr. John Barker, bound (from London) to Virginia. Joan Carraway age 22.

The first Carraway in this country was said to be Jon or John. He is reported by some to have arrived in VA in the 1630's.

1642 Christopher Boyce patented 2000 acres at Peankatanke R. for transporting many settlers among them Jon Carraway, Jon Williams, Edmund Porter, Jr. and Sr. and John Porter, Jr. and Sr., Elizabeth Flowerdieu, Thomas Kemp and John Memmo. (Most of these people settled in Lower Norfollk Cty, near the Elizabeth River.

Another Authority puts it at 1644. In 1644 John Sydney, gent., patented 200 acres in Lower Norfolk on north side of E. Branch of Elizabeth River for the transportation of four persons: John Carraway, John Clarke, Ann Robinson and Elizabeth Flowerdieu. (Note: Elizabeth Flowerdieu appears twice.)

John Carraway, lived in what later became Princess Anne VA and married Anne Foster Williamson, a widow, in 1649 in Lower Norfolk Cty, VA . He was thought to have been born in 1619 in York, Yorkshire, England (other authorities say Lacock, England) and died ca 1669 in Lower Norfolk Cty. The marriage took place ca 1649.

Notes from Eddie Smith John Caraway arrived 24 Oct 1635. That Roger William(son) was a Scottish Emigrant. According to the Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Lower Norfolk Cty 1641-1654 Ann Foster William(son) and her husband Roger had four children.

Ages of Lower Norfolk County People William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. 25, No. 1. (Jul., 1916), pp. 36-40. AGES OF LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY PEOPLE BY CHARLES F. McINTOSH - Abstracted from Depositions found in Books A, B, C and D (1637-1665) in the Norfolk County Clerk's Office. The ages in almost all instances are followed by the words "thereabouts". (16 37-1663) John Carraway age 40 years old in 1659.

Notes from Frances O. Murphy:
Page 1 of Frances O Murphy from one of her trips to Virginia.
JOHN CARRAWAY: Born about 1619 or 1620 - York County, England. Died about 1669 - Lower Norfolk County, VA. Parents are unknown. May be buried in Lynnhaven Parish Church Cemetery. Married about 1650 - Lower Norfolk County, Va.
ANN FOSTER: Born about 1620 England. Died about 1692 Lower Norfolk County, Va. Parents are unknown. May be buried in Lynnhaven Parish Church Cemetery.
THEIR CHILDREN:
ELIZABETH born about 1651 - VA. Married unknown Nichols about 1672.
JOHN II born about 1653 VA. Died about 1728 VA.
MARY born about 1657 VA. Died 1706 VA. Married Lancaster II Lovett about 1677. Mary was a direct ancestor through another line. The line of descent from her is further in the book. (Do not know which book as Frances never told me)
ANN FOSTER was married to Roger Williams or Williamson before she married John Carraway and had three children by him: SARAH - RICHARD - Bartholomy

John was transported to Virginia by John Sidney as an indentured servant in 1644. He settled in Lynnhaven Parish of Lower Norfolk County, VA. In the John Sidney patent (the same John Sidney, no doubt, whose will Ann Carraway witnessed and proved), in addition to the name of John Carraway, John Clarke and Elizabeth Flowardieu, there was also one Ann Robinson. As stated Ann Carraway, widow of Roger Williams of Williamson, knew John Sidney personally, she may have been the Ann Robinson of the 16th Sep 1644 patent (Nugent, p.127; Boddie, p6, 29).

ANN left a will dated June 13, 1689 and proved Nov 15, 1692 as follows:
ANN CARRAWAY being aged....Book 5f. 186. Dated 13 June 1689, Proved 15 No. 1692.
Unto my daughter Mary Lovett, A great Iron kettle
Unto my daughter Elizabeth Nichols, a ball mettle mortar and pestle
Unto my son Bartholomy Williamson one shilling sterling
Unto my Son John Carraway one shilling sterling
Unto my son Richard Williamson...the rest...executor
Witnesses: Lancaster Lovett, Ben Burroughs. Ann Carraway and seal and her mark.
Ref: Abstract of Norfolk County wills by McIntosh, p. 139-140.

CHRONOLOGICAL RECORD OF JOHN 1 AND ANN CARRAWAY
1. 1644, John Sydney, Gent., 200 acres transferred to 4 persons - one was JOHN CARRAWAY. In Lower Norfolk County, VA. Ref: Cavaliers and Pioneers by Nugent, p155.

2. 1631-1645: The following are some of the people who lived in Lower Norfolk County, 1631- 1645, and are among the first settlers...JOHN CARRAWAY. Ref Norfolk County, Virginia by Steward, p18.

3. 31 Jul 1650: Will of Richard Foster, of Elizabeth River, VA, leaves unto Sarah Williams, under 16...unto JOHN CARRAWAY her father-in-law... (compiler's note: this often expressed the same relationship as step-father a term not used in colonial wills) ...if Sarah dies..equally divided between children of Roger Williams and JOHN CARRAWAY. Ref: Abstracts of Norfolk County Wills by McIntosh.

4. 17 Apr 1652: Elizabeth Carraway, daughter of JOHN and ANN, relict of Roger Williamson: Deed of gift, Symon Hancock gives his Godson John Williams a cow-calf in this manner; the first calf it brings for use of said John Williams, the third calf to be for use of Elizabeth Carraway. If John Williams die before 21 the cattle to Elizabeth Carraway. If she die before coming of age the cattle to JOHN CARRAWAY his second or third child and for the better looking after these cattle it is my desire that the father or mother shall have the male increase, and this is to be recorded as a free gift. Witn: William Moseley, John Pigott, Signed Symon Hancock with an X. Ref: Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Vol 31, Lower Norfolk County, p19.

5. 1652: JOHN CARRAWAY, who married the relict of Roger Williams, dead, ordered to take into his custody all cattle belonging to orphans of said Williams until next orphan's court. Compiler's note: the term orphan here meant any child who lost his father before he became of age, not simply both parents.
Ref: Same as #4 above, p27.

6. 1652: Cause between JOHN CARRAWAY and Richard Webster (or Woster) continued to next court .
Ref: Same as #4 above, p17)

7. 16 Aug 1652: JOHN CARRAWAY on "Jury of Life and Death" finds Agnes Holmes not guilty of killing Usela Rider. Ref: Same as #4 above, p27.

8. 15 Feb 1653: JOHN CARRAWAY juror on case of Lownes vs Rivers. Ref: Same as #4 above, p86.

9. 15 Dec 1654: JOHN CARRAWAY signs a request for "a godly minister" to his parish. Ref: The Lower Norfolk County, VA Antiquary by James, Vol 3, p29

10. 29 June 1655: JOHN CARRAWAY by X "his marke" was witness to will of William Moseley the older.
Ref: Same as #3 above

11. 29 Nov 1657 Description of land purchased by Sarah Hancock of Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County, 300 acres..."toward JOHN CARRAWAIE'S land." Ref: Same as #1 above, p85

12. 16 June 1662 JOHN CARRAWAY appraised the estate of Capt. Francis Emperor Ref: Same as #9 above, p85

13. 15 Dec 1662 JOHN CARRAWAY acted on church jury in case of unlawful meeting of Quakers. Consequently, Quakers (man and wife) were fined 500 pounds of tobacco. Ref: Same as #3 above, p33

14. 1663 ANN CARRAWAY "aged 43 or about" witnessed and proved a nuncupative (oral) will of John Sidney Ref: same as #3 above, p22

15. 1663 John Porter, Sr. buys 300 acres Lower Norfolk Co.; description of land "...to Jno CARRAWAY'S land..." Ref: same as #1 above, p66

16. 17 Nov 1666 ANN CARRAWAY sued George Fowler for a cow killed by his family and Fowler was ordered to deliver a cow and calf to Ann. (Compiler's theory: that by this date JOHN CARRAWAY, though estate not appraised until 1669, had already died. Why would he himself, if living, not have instigated the lawsuit? A married woman had little legal voice, a widow did. Ref: History of Southern Families by Boddie, Vol 6, p27

17. 15 June 1669 It was ordered that William Hancock, Arthur Moseley, Thomas V. Ivey and George Kemp appraise the estate of JOHN CARRAWAY. (This would prove that John Carraway had died by this time.) Ref: Same as #16 above, Vol 6, p27

Note Item of interest. Sep 1637: ANN WILLIAMSON and Ann Stephens said vile things about John Wattham and were order to be ducht and ask forgiveness in public congregation. (This Ann Williamson was our Ann before she married John CARRAWAY) Ref: Virginia Colonial Abstracts by Beverly Fleet

Note on Sarah Williams mentioned in #3: She was evidently a daughter of Roger and Ann Williamson. As she was not mentioned in her mother's will in 1689, she must have died in the mean time.

NOTES FROM LARRY CLAYTON:
Arrived to America, October 24, 1635, and married the Relic of "Roger Williamson". Scottish Emigrants to the U.S.A. Believed to have been born in York, North Yorshire County, this has not been proven as of 10/31/99. Mr. Glenn Carraway believes that he may have been born Wiltshire County, England.

More About John Carraway, Sr.: Burial: Unknown, Lower, Norfork County, Virginia Cemetery Name: Lynhaven Parish Church Cemetery

More About John Carraway and Ann Foster: Marriage: July 31, 1650, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia

More About J
OHN CARAWAY:
Record Change: May 20, 2001

Notes for A
NN FOSTER:
Mothers name was Dorcas. She was married to Roger William(son) first and they had three chil dren:
Roger, Sarah and Bartholomy.

Notes from Frances O. Murphy:
John was transported to Virginia by John Sidney as an indentured servant in 1644. He settle d in Lynnhaven Parish of Lower Norfolk County, VA. In the John Sidney patent (the same Joh n Sidney, no doubt, whose will Ann Carraway witnessed and proved), in addition to the name o f John Carraway, John Clarke and Elizabeth Flowardieu, there was also one Ann Robinson. As st ated Ann Carraway, widow of Roger Williams of Williamson, knew John Sidney personally, she ma y have been the Ann Robinson of the 16th Sep 1644 patent (Nugent, p.127; Boddie, p6, 29).

Ann Left a will dated June 13, 1689 and proved Nov 15, 1692 as follows: Ann Carraway, being a ged.... Book 5 f. 186. Dated 13 June 1689 Proved 15 No. 1692
Unto my Daughter Mary Lovett, a great iron kettle
Unto my daughter Elizabeth Nichols, a ball mettle mortar and pestle...
Unton my son Bartholomy; Wm son one shilling Sterling....
Unto my son Jn Carraway one shilling sterling....
Unto my son Richard Williamson...the rest...execo....
Witnesses: Lancaster Lovet. Ben: Burroughs
Ann Carraway and seal her mark
Ref: Abstract of Norfolk County wills by McIntosh, p. 139-140.

Notes for Ann Foster: Daughter of Richard Foster and Anne Unknown. She had been previously m arried to Roger Williams, who's name sometimes written as Williamson. She had four children b y her first marriage as noted in the following: Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Lower Norfolk Co unty, 1641-1654.

More About Ann Foster: Cemetery Name: Lynhaven Parish, Church Cemetery, Lower Norfolk, Virgi nia
Occupation(s): House Wife & Mother
Ages of Lower Norfolk County People William and Mary College Quarterly Historical Magazine , Vol. 25, No. 1.
(Jul., 1916), pp. 36-40. AGES OF LOWER NORFOLK COUNTY PEOPLE BY CHARLES F. McINTOSH
Abstracted from Depositions found in Books A, B, C and D (1637-1665) in the Norfolk County Cl erk's Office. The ages in almost all instances are followed by the words "thereabouts". (16 37-1663) Carraway Ann age 43 years old in 1663.

NOTES FROM "SOUTHERN FOOTPRINTS" PAGE 49
We know that Ann FOSTER (born 1620 and 43 years olf in 1663) and Richard Foster (A) are sibli ngs and that Roger WILLIAMSON, whom she married June 5, 1646, was her first husband.


More About A
NN FOSTER:
Record Change: March 18, 2000
     
Children of J
OHN CARAWAY and ANN FOSTER are:
  i.   ELIZABETH2 CARAWAY, b. Abt. 1651, Lower Norfolk, Virginia, USA; d. Aft. January 25, 1727/28, Princess Anne, Virginia, USA; m. WILLIAM NICHOLS, Abt. 1671, Princess Anne Cty, VA.
  Notes for ELIZABETH CARAWAY:
According to Eddie Smith, she was married abt 1672. And she was born in Princess Anne Cty , VA.

  More About ELIZABETH CARAWAY:
Record Change: March 13, 2000

  More About WILLIAM NICHOLS:
Record Change: March 12, 2000

2. ii.   JOHN CARAWAY, b. Abt. 1653, Lynhaven Parish, Princess Anne, Virginia, USA; d. October 02, 1729, Lynhaven Parish, Princess Anne, Virginia, USA.
3. iii.   MARY CARAWAY, b. Abt. 1657, Lynhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk, Virginia, USA; d. Aft. December 13, 1705, Lower Norfolk, Virginia, USA.



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