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Ancestors of George William Paul Green

      1222. Richard Taylor, died 1684 in Charles City Co, VA. He married 1223. Sarah Barker.

      1223. Sarah Barker, born in Charles City Co, VA; died in Charles City Co, VA. She was the daughter of 2446. William Barker and 2447. Frances Ward.

More About Richard Taylor:
Residence: Flowerdieu-Hundred, Charles City Co., VA

  Notes for Sarah Barker:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

Charles City County, VA Court Orders 1687-1695, page 149: At a court holden at Westover on 3 August 1688. In October, 1684, Col. Edward Hill, as guardian to Jno. Taylor, orphan of Richard Taylor, dec'd., obtained administration of estate of Sarah and Katherine Taylor, sisters to the said Jno. Taylor. Whereas Capt. Jho. Hamlin as marrying Elizabeth, daughter of said Richard and Mr. Richard Bradford, as marrying Frances, daughter of said Richard, pretend a claim of a childs part of est. of said sisters and they being in court with Jno. Taylor, now of lawful age; said Jno. Taylor, Jno Hamlin and Richard Bradford, jointly, acquit Sarah Luch, Adm'x of Robert Lucy, dec'd from all claims due them under the wills of Richard Taylor and James Ward, dec'd. due by said wills to said Katherine and Sarah Taylor. In consideration Jno. Taylor affirms that said Sarah Lucy, his mother, shall give said Hamlin and Bradford each a ring of 10 shillings price.
Children of Richard Taylor and Sarah Barker are:
  611 i.   Elizabeth Taylor, born Abt. 1650; died 1720 in Prince George Co, VA; married Capt. John Hamlin Abt. 1665 in Charles Co, VA.
  ii.   Frances Taylor, married Richard Bradford.
  iii.   John Taylor

      1224. Lt. Col. William Browne, Sr., born 1640 in England. He was the son of 2448. ? Browne. He married 1225. Mary Browne.

      1225. Mary Browne
Child of William Browne and Mary Browne is:
  612 i.   Capt. William Browne, Jr., born Abt. 1671 in Surry Co, VA; died 1746 in Surry Co, VA; married Jane Meriwether.

      1226. Nicholas Meriwether He married 1227. Elizabeth ?.

      1227. Elizabeth ?, born Bet. 1620 - 1660.
Children of Nicholas Meriwether and Elizabeth ? are:
  613 i.   Jane Meriwether, married Capt. William Browne, Jr..
  ii.   Nicholas Meriwether
  iii.   Francis Meriwether
  iv.   Thomas Meriwether
  v.   William Meriwether

      1280. William White, born 1580 in Wiltshire, England; died 25 Jan 1657 in Lancaster Co, VA. He was the son of 2560. Peter White and 2561. Mary Keeble. He married 1281. Martha ????.

      1281. Martha ????, born 1590 in England.
Child of William White and Martha ???? is:
  640 i.   John White, born 1630 in England; died 1678 in Lancaster Co, VA.

      1408. Thomas Sparks, born Abt. 1615 in Fareham Parish, Hampshire, England; died Abt. 1673 in Fareham Parish, Hampshire, England. He married 1409. Joane Davis 09 Oct 1635 in Fareham Parish, Hampshire, England.

      1409. Joane Davis, born Abt. 1619 in Fareham Parish, Hampshire, England. She was the daughter of 2818. William Davis and 2819. Joane Wekham.
Children of Thomas Sparks and Joane Davis are:
  i.   Francis Sparks, born Bef. 20 Aug 1641 in Farewell,Hampshire Co, England222; died Abt. 21 Jun 1709 in Queen Anne Co, MD.
  704 ii.   William Sparks, born Bef. 06 Aug 1646 in Hampshire Co, England; died Abt. 21 Jun 1709 in Queen Anne Co, MD; married Mary Wright 1674 in Frederick Co, MD.
  iii.   John Sparks, born Bef. 03 Dec 1648 in Farewell,Hampshire Co, England; died 1700 in Queen Anne Co, MD.
  More About John Sparks:
Will: 28 Jan 1731

  iv.   Richard Sparks, born Bef. 10 Dec 1658 in Farewell,Hampshire Co, England.

      1488. John Corbin I, born Bet. 1600 - 1650.
Child of John Corbin I is:
  744 i.   John Corbin, Jr., born 25 Sep 1671; died 1738; married Elizabeth Smith.

      1490. William Smith He married 1491. Elizabeth Ballard.

      1491. Elizabeth Ballard She was the daughter of 2982. Thomas Ballard and 2983. Katherine Hubbard.
Child of William Smith and Elizabeth Ballard is:
  745 i.   Elizabeth Smith, married John Corbin, Jr..

      1536. Baron James Rentfrew, born 1531 in Scotland; died 21 Jan 1569. He was the son of 3072. King James Stuart V and 3073. Margaret Erskin. He married 1537. Agnes Keith 10 Feb 1561.

      1537. Agnes Keith

Notes for Baron James Rentfrew:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

James Stewart also known as Baron James Renfrew, Earl of Moray: James was the eldest son of king James V and an unknown mistress. The eldest son inherits the title of Baron at birth and would normally become king. However; because he was an illegitimate son, of the king and an unknown mistress, he was ineligible to inherit the thrown. Instead his half sister Mary, Queen of Scots became queen. He was a trusted advisor to Mary who deferred to him for many of her decisions. He also won the confidence of Elizabeth I, whose ambassador, Trockmorton, described James as one of the most virtuous nobleman, one of whom religion, sincerity and magnanimity as ever he knew in any man or in any nation. It is said that James left Scotland and went to France for religious reasons, Scotland was converting to the Catholic faith and the Renfrew family was predominantly Protestant. In France he married a French woman (name unknown). (Reference: Compiled from several books)
Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: settlers who were recorded from the mid 17th century in the great migration from Europe to the New World. Migrants settled in the eastern seaboard from Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, to Maine, to Florida, and to the Leeward islands.
7/27/01 Sue: I've been referred to you by Harlan Rentfrow, who tells me you've been doing research on the early Renfro/Rentfro/Renfrews,etc., as have I. I'm a descendant of Wm.Rentfro/Eliz.Cheney and Joseph Rentfro/Mary Owens. The only data I've had for years comes from long standing family lore and my mother's old DAR and DAC papers, but it sort of conflicts with information I've been getting from various web sources. What I've had in my records is as follows:
      The county of Renfrew(shire) was the chief patrimony of the Stewarts of Scotland and granted to them by Robert III in 1404. Since that time the eldest son of the reigning Sovereign has borne the title "Baron of Renfrew".
      In the last part of the first quarter of the sixteenth century (circa 1525), and after a defeat of the clan, the then reigning Baron JAMES RENFREW, was exiled from Scotland. He went to France where he married a French woman and he and his issue were citizens of France until after the settlement of Jamestown, VA in the then new British colonies.
      It was descendants of THIS Baron James Renfrew, namely William and James Rentfro, who came to Virginia around 1630 and settled there.
      Then my data skips to the grandchildren: "In 1698, 1700 and 1702 three grandsons were born, James, Joseph and William respectively." James married Esther VanBibber, Joseph married Mary Owens and Wm. married Eliz. Cheney. (NOTE: We are descended from William and Elizabeth)
      Further: One of the Rentfro's who came in 1630, and I don't know which one, had a son--another William, who was born circa 1680. He died in Franklin Co., Va. around 1749. Land records place him in Frederick Co. in 1740 where he and his wife Jane (last name unk.) purchased 340 acres from a Robert McKay. They sold this property in 1747 and moved to Lunenburg Co., Va. (now northern Franklin Co.) I'm also wondering if anyone has had the opportunity to check French records, as it is fairly well documented that Baron James Rentfro was in France. I haven't the slightest idea of how to go about this, but will see what I can find out. Seems like several generations of Rentfro's must have left a trail there somehow! Thanks in advance for whatever you can tell me. Jan Cleave <>
Wednesday, October 01, 2003 8:23 AM: Just wanted to give you a couple of things to think about when when working on our Renfroe (all spellings) family history: The Renfroe family line can be followed back to "MARY QUEEN OF SCOTS" (1542-1587) Also Prince Charles (of England) has the same Renfroe family crest. I do not have all the paper work here so can not give you specific proof or details till I get it in my hand but this will give you something to look for. When I get the chance I will get copies of the paper work with facts and let you know the information. Love Larry The Smitts <>
Child of James Rentfrew and Agnes Keith is:
  768 i.   Symon Renfree.

      1700. Benjamin Spicer, born Bet. 1659 - 1660 in Northumberland Co, VA. He was the son of 3400. William Spicer.
Children of Benjamin Spicer are:
  850 i.   William Spicer, born 1682 in Northumberland Co, VA; died Apr 1751 in VA; married Elizabeth ????.
  ii.   Spicer

      1792. Randal Holbrook, born 1586 in Little Budworth, England; died 1642. He married 1793. Frances Dannport 1608.

      1793. Frances Dannport, died 1662.

Notes for Randal Holbrook:
[Willey Family Tree 16 Jan 2005.FTW]

Stupid me I forgot to give you my address. Here it is.

Kay Wills
2903 Bristol Channel Court
Pasadena, MD 21122
[Willey Family Tree, As of June 2003.FTW]

Stupid me I forgot to give you my address. Here it is.

Kay Wills
2903 Bristol Channel Court
Pasadena, MD 21122

Child of Randal Holbrook and Frances Dannport is:
  896 i.   Randall Holbrook, born 1630 in Little Budworth, England; died 1671 in Probably England; married Alice ????.

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