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Virginia County Records, X Index to Land Grants Henrico County. Book No. 12.
Original Source Page Name: 301
Name: Giles Carter
Date: 1725
Comment: 48 acres
The Valentine Papers, Vol 1-4, 1864-1908 Pleasants Family Codicil.
NOTE; "John Pleasants , eldest son of John and Jane Pleasants succeeded his father both in place and business and was in a good degree faithful to the measure of Grace he had received which enabled him to suffer persecution for the cause of truth and to be serviceable in his day and station.
He married Dorothy the daughter of Thomas Cary , of the County of Warwick and left three sons and three daughters.
He was a good neighbor, a Loving Husband, a kind master and a tender Father.
When it pleased God to call from works to Rewards in the prime of life in the year 1713 and about the 42 ? of his age and was buried in Friends Burying Ground at Curles Meeting House" (Smith Manuscript, Ridgeway Library, Philadelphia ) 1692 , Levy to John Pleasants, junr . for 1 wolf's head, killed pr Gun, 200 lbs. tobacco and casq.
(Henrico Records 1688-97, p. 353)

1 Feb. 1698/9 John Pleasants of Henrico Co. to his brother Joseph Pleasants , for 10,000 lbs. tobacco and cask he conveys the said Joseph two tracts of land known as Pequienocka, in Henrico Co. one containing 320 acres purchased by my father John Pleasants, decd. of Henry Wyatt, of New Kent Co. by deed April 1, 1697.  The other containing 100 acres purchased by my said father of Giles Webb, by deed 24 March 1696.
(Henrico Records 1697-1704, p. 133)

6 June 1699, John Pleasants, patent, 732 acres on branches of Chickahominy Swamp at a place called Half Sink; formerly granted Mr. John Woodson, Jr. 23 Oct. 1690 and since granted to John Pleasants by order of the General Court 15 Oct. 1698, and is further due said Pleasants for the importation of 15 persons (Registry of the Land office, Book 9, p. 191) 6 June 1699, John Pleasants patent for 3087 acres 3r. 4p. in Henrico Co. on N. side of James River on S. side Chickahominy Swamp, adjoining land formerly granted to Mr. Thomas Cocke, Oct. 4, 1675 and by him deserted and since granted to said Pleasants by order of the General Court Oct. 15, 1698, and is further due for the importation of 62 persons (Registry of the Land office Book 9, p. 192) 1 Feb. 1699-1700, Amos Lead of Henrico Co. to John Pleasants, for ?12 sterling conveys 30 acres on N. side Four mile Creek, Henrico Co. part of a greater dividend taken up and patented by my father John Lead, decd. 24th 7ber (Sept) 1667.
(Henrico Records 1697-1704 , p. 159)

1 August 1699,  John Pleasants, consignee of Peter Paggen & Co. vs John Hudlesy, in an action of Debt.
Neither party appearing dismissal with costs
(Henrico Records 1682-1701 , p. 234)

1 Mar. 1699,  John Lynes petitioned against his present master John Pleasants for non compliance of an indenture between said Lynes and Francis Henson Taylor, dated 24 July 1699.  Pleasants appearing, answered that the indenture not produced "is rased-put out-" altered in the place where sum ought to be for wages and prays time until next shipping to procure counter part of said Lynes indenture.  Pleasants is granted liberty as desired (Ibid. p. 25)

1 May 1700  Mr. Pleasants acknowledgeth ye Rect. of ye estate given him by ye last will & Testament of his decd. father Mr. John Pleasants & upon ye motion of Mrs. Jane Pleasants ye Exer. ordered that ye same be entered upon Record (Ibid. p. 268).

1 May 1700 Received of my Mother Jane Pleasants all the goods and chattles bequeathed to me in the last will and testament of my decd. father .... (signed) John Pleasants . May ?1700 . Mr. John Pleasants appears as consignee of Peter Paggen & Co. of London, Merchants (Ibid)
25 April 1701.  John Pleasants patent for 2994 acres 2r. 35p. in Henrico Co. , S. side Chickahominy Swamp , Call. Owen's Quarter Run and crosses Pamunkey Path and Cowtall Quarter Run ; 901 acres thereof in forks of Cattail Run, was formerly granted to John Beauchampe and Richard Cocke, Sr. June 21, 1664, by them deserted and since granted to said Pleasants by order General Court Apr. 15, 1701, and for transporting of 60 persons (Register of Land office Book 9, p. 323)

2 June 1701. (date recorded)  William Porter jr. and Margaret, his wife of Parish and county of Henrico, to John Pleasants, of same for ?22:10s. conveys tract of land on S. side Chickahominey Swamp, N. side James River "Known by ye name of Forkes of Ca (ttail) (r)un " bounded as mentioned in a patent granted John Beauchamp and Rich Senr. , dated 20 June x x x x
(Henrico Records 1697-1704 , p. 225)
1701.  John Pleasants, of Henrico Co. Gent. to John Ellis, same Co. planter for 5000 lbs. tobo. conveys a tract of land included in patent to Mr. Wm. Glover, of same Co. Gent. (containing 217 acres) bearing date 28 Apr. 1691 ), and by him sold to John Ellis, of same Co. and by him sold to John Pleasants; said land on N. side James River, Henrico Co. bounded N. E. by lands of John Davis and Robert Burton; N. by Miry Swamp; S. W. by land of William Ballew (Ibid. p. 234)

1st 9ber (Nov.) 1701.  Mortgage by William Morris of Henrico Co. to John Pleasants, consignee of Peter Paggen' Co. (Ibid. p. 242) 1 Dec. 1701.  John Pleasants for 1000 lbs. tobo. assigns to Hugh Jones the patent for 732 acres granted the said Pleasants 6 June 1699, and Dorothy Pleasants wife of said John Pleasants, gives power of attorney to her brother Joseph Pleasants to relinquish her dower rights therein (Ibid. 254)

17 Jan. 1701-2 Stephen Cocke of Parish and County of Henrico conveys to John Pleasants of same, (consideration 10-000 lbs. tobo. and cask and ?45 curr) 56 acres whereon stands an old mill, with appurtenances in parish and county aforesaid, on N. side James River , which said land and premises were given the said Cocke by his father Thomas Cocke, Senr. decd. beginning at a corner tree on the creek, being deviding line between said Cocke and his brother Thomas Cocke; along a straight line &c to a hickory, standing near the plantation of William Cocke, decd. (Ibid. 257)

2 Mar. 1701. Theodorick Carter, of Henrico Co. conveys to John Pleasants of same, for 10-000 lbs. tobo. and cask, 50 acres in Henrico Co. whereon said Carter dwells on N. side of James River, in place known as the Low ground adjoining land of said Carter 's father Giles Carter, decd. running along Turkey Island Run, and given said Carter by his father Giles Carter (Ibid. 270)

2 Mar. 1701 .  John Pleasants, Henrico Co. to Theodorick Carter, same Co. for 10-000 lbs. tobo. and cask, conveys 75 acres on S. side of Chickahominey Swamp on place known as the Round Hills (Ibid. 271)

2 Mar. 1701 .  James More, Henrico Co. planter, mortgage to John Pleasants, consignee of Peter Paggen & Co. (Ibid. 274)

2 Apr. 1703 .  John Pleasants, Henrico Co. conveys to Henry Hatcher same county, for 1000 lbs. tobo. 331 acres 3r. 24p. in Henrico Co. S. side James River, on Procters Brook, adjoining land of Thomas Jefferson, and granted said Pleasants by patent 28 Oct. 1702 (Ibid. 318)

March 1703 .  Benjamin Hatcher, Sr. and Elizabeth, his wife (Daughter and heir at law of John Greenhaugh, late of Henrico Co. decd) of Henrico Co. to John Pleasants, for 7000 Ibs. tobo. and cask, conveys 100 acres adjoining the plantation whereon the said Pleasants now dwells and on James River in Henrico Co. (Ibid. 319)

1st April 1703.  John Pleasants, conveys to Benjamin Hatcher, Sr. Henrico Co. for 7000 lbs. tobo. and cask, 100 acres in Henrico Co. on N. side James River, beginning above a small valley on the N. side of said Pleasants lands (Ibid. 322).

27 July 1703 .  Thomas Powell, of Henrico Co. planter, to John Pleasants and John Woodson, conveying goods and chattells to said Pleasants as consignee of Peter Paggen & Co. and John Woodson, on account of Richard Marsh, and other Merchants in London (Ibid. 344)

1 Aug. 1704 .  John Pleasants again appears as consignee of Peter Paggen and Co. in Conveyance of land from John Burgenny, of Henrico Co. planter (Ibid. 418)

20 Oct. 1704 .  John and Joseph Pleasants patent for 286 acres Henrico Co. on the head of Little White oak Swamp.  Paid Wm. Byrd Esqr. auditor for 6 rights (Register of the Land office Book 9, p. 628)

31 Oct. 1707 . John Pleasants of Henrico Co., and Dorothy, his wife, to Richard Cocke, of Weynock Parish, Charles City Co. ?15 curr. convey 126 acres in Henrico Co. N. side James River, in possession of Tho. Williamson, of said Co. bounded as by said Cocke's deed to him, 11 Aug. 1694, also 500 acres Henrico Co. N. side James River, both sides White Oak Swamp in possession of Elizabeth Warrenier, widow, Anne Gartright, widow, and Richard Freeman, tenants of said Cocke, father of this Richard Cocke and John Beauchamp, Merchant, and which said Cocke hath held ever since he came of age, "and as it was divided by him and his brothers, Richard and Thomas Cocke, decest, of the aforesaid (county) of Henrico (Henrico Records 1706-9 , p. 62)

8 Feb. 1707,  Darby Enroughty (son and heir at law of Darby Enroughty, late of Henrico , decd) of parish and county of Henrico, planter, for 6000 lbs. tobo. and cask conveys to John Pleasants, of same parish and county, 160 acres N. side James River parish and Co. aforesaid, whereon my mother now lives, on S. side Fourmile Creek, adjoining Nicholas Perkins and Robert Sharpes land, and purchased by my father from Robert Sharp (Ibid. p. 79)

28 Feb. 1707.  John Pleasants, Henrico parish & Co. Gent. to Darby Enroughty, of same, planter, for 4000 lbs. tobo. and cask, 195 acres in same parish and Co. on Meadow Run of Four Mile Creek, N. side James River, adjoining land of Henry Pew (Ibid. 81)

1 May 1708 .  John Pleasants, of Henrico parish and Co. to Humphrey Smith, for 535 lbs. tobo. and cask conveys 100 acres in parish and Co. aforesaid, S. side Chickahominey Swamp bounding on lines of John Pleasants, Sr. and Thomas Cocke, Sr. decd. (mentions dividing line formerly of said John Pleasants, Sr. now belonging unto Joseph Pleasants ); which said land was granted to Alexander Mackeny by said Cocke, Sr. decd. and by him sold to said Humphrey Smith (Ibid. 95)

1 Nov. 1708 .  John Pleasants, of Henrico parish and Co. releases to Benjamin Thomas and William Bridgwater (sons of Samuel Bridgwater , decd.) plantation on N. side James River near the falls which was mortgaged to John Pleasants, Sr. decd. father of John party to these presents by deed 7 Aug. 1689 -reserving privilege of building mill or mills on any part of land with 5 acres thereof where said Pleasants, his heirs, etc., shall think most convenient.  Boundries mentioned are forks of Gilly's Creek, branch commonly called Henry Brazeale's Branch (Ibid. 125)

16 Nov. 1708  John Pleasants, Henrico Co. to William Cocke, same Co. for 22 lbs. tobo. conveys land, part of tract granted said Pleasants by patent 6 June 1699, on S. side Chickahominey Swamp, Henrico Co. including 1600 acres (except 100 acres sold unto Humphrey Smith by said Pleasants) Dorothy wife of John Pleasants, by her attorney "her trusty and well beloved brother James Cocke "relinquishes her dower (Ibid. 132)

1 Mar. 1708 John Pleasants, Gent. Henrico Co. for ?30 curr. conveys to John Burton, same Co. Merchant, 340 acres. Henrico Co. S. side James River, lower side Falling Creek, at place called Elam's Quarter -part of a greater tract formerly granted Gilbert Elam and Edward Ward
(Ibid. 152)

1 June 1710 .  Joseph Pleasants appears (in account Estate of Jacob Ware , decd) as consignee of Isaac Millner & Co. (Henrico Records 1710-14 , p. 16) 1709 A list of surveys made in Henrico returned and recorded 1 July 1710.

Mar. 10, 1709 , Mr. John Pleasants one Survey, qt. 463 acres.

May 10, 1709 , Mr. John Pleasants, one Survey, qt. 258 acres (Ibid, pp. 16, 17)

7 Jan. 1711,  John Pleasants, Henrico parish and Co. for 5000 lbs. tobo. conveys to Giles Carter same parish and county, 94 acres in same parish and county S. side Chickahominey Swamp (Ibid. 110)

10 Oct. 1711.  William Dodson, Sr. Henrico Co. Bristol Parish and Elizabeth, his wife, for 2500 lbs. tobo. and cask. conveys to John Pleasants of same county, 100 acres N. side Swift Creek, parish and Co. aforesaid, purchased of Col. William Randolph by Wm. Benen and by him sold to Nicholas Dixon who sold the same to said Dodson; adjoining George Hunt's line, the line parting this land and the land formerly of James Franklin sold to Major Peter Field (Ibid. 121)

Nov. 1711.  Thomas Totty Sr. of Bristol Parish, Henrico Co. and Mary, his wife, for ?6-18s-curr. conveys to John Pleasants, of same county, 59 acres N. side Swift Creek, S. side James River, which was patented by William Greenfield in 1684 and by him sold to James Franklin who sold it to Thomas Totty; being plantation whereon said Totty formerly lived and adjoining George Hunt's land (Ibid. 122)

1712 September,  John Pleasants was guardian to Samuel Tucker Woodson (Ibid. 174)

1712 July.  John Pleasants, a Quaker, presents in court upon his solemn affirmation his account against David Minitree, late of James City Co. decd. (Ibid. 155)

1712 Nov.  John Pleasants vs. Thomas Nichols, action of Debt. Dismissed by non appearance of parties (Ibid. 195)

1712 March.  John Pleasants vs Anne Enroughty, administratrix of John Enroughty, decd. Due by bill. (Ibid. 222)

1713 June.  Mr. John Pleasants, being a Quaker, solemnly affirmed an indebtedness due him by Henry Turner who had privately departed this county (Ibid. 243)

13 Nov. 1713.  John Pleasants patent for 1385 acres Henrico Co. N. side James River and adjoining the river below the mouth of Beaver Dam Creek, also adjoining Mr. John Woodson and Amos Ladd.  For importation of 28 persons (Register of the Land office Book 10, p. 94) John II or John III ?

1714 June.   Dorothy Pleasants relect of John Pleasants, dec by her petition prays that administration on the estate of her said Decd. husband may be granted her with his will annexed; and she thereupon, being a Quaker, presents the said Will upon her Solemn affirmation, and John Scot and Elizabeth Cocke two of the witnesses thereto make oath that the said will was worded according to the directions of the said decd.  That at the time he gave those directions he was of sound mind and memory and that it was read to him after it was writt Joseph Pleasants another witness to the said Will being a Quaker makes his solemn affirmation that the said will was worded according to the directions of the said decd.  That at the time he gave those directions he was of sound mind and memory and that the same was read to him after it was writt whereupon the said will is admitted to Record and administration with the same annexed is granted the said Relict according to the prayer of her petition Joseph Pleasants and William Randolph entering themselves her securities and ordered that she do present to the next court an Inventory of the said decd's estate.  Ordered that John Worsham, John Bolling, Richard Cocke and John Redford Gent. or any three of them (being first sworn by Mr. John Archer ) do appraise the estate of John Pleasants, decd. and make return thereof to the next Court (Ibid. 288).

[James H. Maloney.ged]

7 Apr 1653 - Virginia Land Office Patents No. 3, 1652-1655, p 192 - William Fry, 750 acres near the head of Chickahominy River, on the southwest side. Beg.g at Fleets Quarter, including a small Indian field, "being due unto the said William Fry - transportation of fifteen persons into this Colony..."   First listed of fifteen is Giles Carter.

May 1, 1662.  John Rowen of Henrico Co. willed to Giles Carter a cow and the use for one year of a house and land on Rowen's Turkey Island estate.
[John Rowen was the stepfather of John Price III and Daniel Price, having married the widow of John Price, Jr.  Daniel Price received a suit from the will of James Crews in 1676, and married Susannah, daughter of Giles Carter, in about 1691.  Daniel Price died in about 1692; and Susannah married secondly Thomas Williamson.]  One of the witnesses of this will was Margaret CREWS, daughter of Daniel LLEWELLYN and considered by some to have been the wife of James CREWES; if so, she must have died before 1676. Henrico Records p 229

10 Dec 1677 Giles CARTER brings the will of Capt. James CREWS, dec'd, to Court p 143 (Index to Colonial Records [D&W] 1677-1692, Vol. 1, p 30)

30 Apr 1679 Under "an act for the defence of the country against the incursion of the Indian Enemy" a tithe was levied to fit out men, horses, and arms.  Giles CARTER of Turkey Island was listed with 6 tithes.  (Order Book & Wills 1678-1693, pp 38/39) p 143
[This poll tax included the taxpayer, his sons, and his servants.]

Apr 1680 Deposition of Giles CARTER, aged about 46. p 143 (Order Book & Wills 1678-1693, p 57)

28 Feb 1684 William COCKE recorded a deed for land sold to Giles CARTER.  On Turkey Island Mill Run beginning at upper beaver dam

24 Aug 1684 - "Wm. RANDOLPH of Varina Parish, Henrico Co. Gent. from Giles CARTER & Hannah(X), his wife, of Parish & C. afsd. 20 pounds strl., 60 a. which was by the last will & testament of Capt. James CREWES (dated, 23 AUG 1676) given unto sd. Giles & Hannah CARTER being part of ye dividend of land or plantation at Turkey Island of which sd. Crewes died seized, wch. Tract of land or plantation is since purchd. by sd. Wm. Randolph of ye heir & exor. of Sd. Crews, decd. as by conveyance dated 24 Augt 1684.  Recd. 1 April 1685 Vol. 3, p 1380 6
(Henrico Co. Records 1677-1691, p 302)
[The Avant book (p 145) gives the date as 25 Feb 1684/5, and says 50 acres.]

25 Aug 1684 William RANDOLPH acquired the entire 500-acre plantation from the heirs of James CREWES in exchange for "three acres and fifteen pounds of lawful money of England."
(Henrico Co. Records 1677-1691, p 303) Vol. 3, p 1380 6

15 Mar 1685? Deed from Wm. COCKE to Giles CARTER for 59 acres, between Wm. COCKE and his brother Jno. p 145 5

15 Mar 1685? Deposition of Robt BULLINGTON as to a game of dice in which Giles CARTER won 500 lbs. of tobacco from Chas.STEWARD p 1

4 Feb 1686 Upon the petition of Giles CARTER, one of ye surveyors of the highways, that he is ancient, weak and sickly and therefore uncapable of performing his sd. office.  It is ordered that he be released and discharged from ye same. p 149 5
(Henrico Co Colonial Records, Vol. 2, p 229)
[He would have been 52 years of age if he was born in 1634]

1 Jun 1686 Payments to Giles CARTER as his legacy from the estate of James CREWES, dec'd p 146
(Henrico Co. Colonial Records [D&W] 1677-1692, Vol 1, p 369)

1 Jun 1687 The will of Wm. Humphrey decd. proved by oath of Capt. Wm. RANDOLPH,a witness thereto; & order for probat thereof granted Margarett, wife of Maurice FLOYD, ye Exectrx. therein named. Robt. POVALL & Jno.WATSON enter themselves securities.  Giles CARTER, John ANOT, Robert POVALL & Danl. PRICE appointed appraisers of p. 1299

June 1, 1687.  Certificate granted to Giles Carter for 800 acres of land for the importation of 16 persons.  (p 41)

August 1, 1694.  Giles Carter, Senr. acknowledged a conveyance of 550 acres of land unto John Cocke.  Hannah acknowledged her Right of Dower.

August 1, 1694.  Giles Carter and Theodorick Carter [father and son] witnessed a deed of Richard Cocke, Jr. of Charles City County to Thomas Williamson of Henrico County.

In the name of God, Amen, I Giles Carter, Sr., being of a weak and infirmed body, yet (blessed by God) of a sound and perfect memory, and considering the frailty and uncertainty of man's life, and not knowing the time of my departure of life;
I do make, constitute, and appoint this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other wills by me heretofore made whatsoever.
Imprimis, I commend my soul into the hands of my Blessed Redeemer Jesus Christ, relying only upon his merits for salvation.  My body I commit to the earth to be decently therein interred and for what worldly goods and possessions God hath bestowed upon me, it is my will and desire they may be disposed of in form and manner following:

I give and bequeath to my son Theodorick Carter five shilling sterling to be paid by my dear wife Hannah either in silver or to the full value thereof as to her shall seem most convenient.

Item. I give to my daughter Susanna, now WifeofThomas Williamson, five shilling sterling to be paid as above said.
Item. I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary, now WifeofThomas Davis, five shilling sterling to be paid as above said.
Item. I give to my daughter Ann, now the wife of James Davis, one feather bed and bolster, one rug, one blanket, and one cow.
Item. I give to my son Giles one mare called Nanny with her increase forever, it being a mare formerly given to him by William Sewell, she then being but a filly.

These legatees being paid and also any debts however shall be lawfully by me indebted being fully satisfied, it is my will and desire that what of my estate shall remain (one feather bed and furniture only excepted for my wife Hannah which I give unto her), may be equally divided to five parts, the one part whereof to belong to my wife Hannah, the other to my son Giles, it not being my intent or design in any way to hereby disannul or make void a deed of gift formerly by me made to my son Giles and entered upon record.  But, I do by this, my last will and testament, reaffirm and confirm the same.

Item. It is my will and design that what estate shall appertain to my son Giles that he may retain the land where he shall arrive on by age of
eighteen years and also enjoy the benefit of his labor.  My wife Hannah not being any wise molested or disturbed upon the plantation we now live upon during her life.

and lastly, I make constitute and appoint my dear and loving wife Hannah full and sole executor of this my last will and testament, the which I own to be my last, all others being hereby disannulled and made void.  As witness my hand and seal this 14th day of December 1699.

Giles (seal of red wax) Carter.
Signed, sealed, and delivered in presence of us: Thomas Smythes, William Sewell, James Davis.
Henrico Co., February 2, 1701.
Proved in open court by the oaths of the subscribed witnesses to be the last will and testament of the subscribed Giles Carter.
James Cocke, County Clerk.
(Henrico Co., Virginia, Records, p. 256)

February 2, 1702. Hannah Carter granted probate of the will of her husband Giles Carter.
(Henrico Co., Virginia, Records, p. 279)
December 10, 1701.  John Cocke sold 550 acres to Thomas Williamson.  The land was described as a parcel sold to Cocke by Giles Carter, Sr.  (p 43)

[Joe W. Stout.ged]


Name Suffix:<NSFX> Jr
REFN: 1836
At the time of Bacon's Rebellion, he was a c lose friend of a Colonel James Crewe of Turkey Island
, Henrico Co., Virgin ia.  Colonel Crewe, for his participation in Bacon's Rebellion, was Court M
ar shalled and sentenced to hang.  By an Indenture made February 25, 1684/5, Giles Carter, "Planter
" and his wife, Hannah, transferred their rights in a parcel of land pertaining to Turkey Island Pl
antation of Colonel Crewe to a William Randolph.  In his will, Colonel Crewe had transferred the la
nd to Giles Cart er during his lifetime for "one grain of Indian corn."  In his will, James Crew e al
so gave a Negro maid to Hannah Carter and in case of their death to their son, Theodrick.  In the r
ecords of Henrico Co., Virginia, is a list of Ty thables in 1679 residing in the old settlement o
f Bermuda Hundred, Curls and Turkey Island.  At the last the list includes:
William Randolph .............. ..  5
Giles Carter..........................   6
An account of the several 44 Tythables ordered by the worshipful court to "fit out a man and hors
e and ar ms, etc., according to art."  This act referred to the requirement that a man a nd a horse s
hould be provided for service in the Militia by each 44 Tythables .  The numbers opposite each nam
e indicate the number of persons for whose po ll tax each was responsible.  Giles Carter's will wa
s executed December 14, 1 699 in Henrico Co., Virginia.  It lists his wife and children.  The wil
l w as probated February 2, 1701.  At the time the will was probated, Giles, III, w as under 18 year
s old.
For the purpose of stimulating immigration and the se ttlement of Virginia, the London Company ordai
ned that any person who paid hi s own way to Virginia should be assigned 50 acres of land "for his o
wne perso nal adventure" and if he transported "at his owne cost" one or more persons, he should, fo
r each passage, be paid, be awarded 50 acres of land.  This was ca lled Head rights.  Another Gile
s Carter arrived in Virginia in 1653 by this m ethod. He had been jailed in England for stealing a h
orse and went before the Privy Council to be freed and transported to Virginia.  A William Fry rece
iv ed 750 acres near the head of the Chichamony River on the southwest side for tr ansporting 15 peop
Le on April 7, 1653. The people were Giles Carter, Ralph Sp endlowe, Jane Walker, Miles Noble, Ann
e Williams, William Brooke, Ralph Burto n, Adrew Miller, Alice Archer, Willilam Hoccadie, William Fr
y's wife, his thr ee children and himself.

1610 - 1641 Elizabeth TRACY 31 31 1608 - 1681 Theodor Carter 73 73 [James H. Maloney.ged]

Parents of Giles Carter -
Giles Carter & ELizabeth Tracy - many posting show them as the parents, but the posting by Ken McCormick (McCormick/Butler Family) says "The relationship between Giles Carter and Elizabeth Tracey produced no children.  Plaque in Cold Aston church tells the story and documents that they died with out producing an heir.  Other research in England states likewise.  It is important to realize that Giles MAY be of this family but he is not a son of Giles and Elizabeth Tracey Carter."  Note: the internet posting for St Andrews Chruch, Cold Aston (Historic Church Trials in Gloucestershire) says iInteresting monuments include Gile Carter (1664) and Samuel Ellyott, a former vicar."

Souce unknown:  Theoder Carter had at least five children (all baptized in Circencester, Gloucester, England): Mary (26 Oct 1633), Gyles (24 Apr 1635), Joane (2 Apr 1637), Elizabeth (24 Feb 1638), Margery (2 Dec 1641).

[Joe W. Stout.ged]


Name Suffix:<NSFX> Sr
REFN: 1913
Giles Carter came to Virginia  with Willam Tracy, his uncle, and Mary, Tracy's  wife, their daughter Joyce, their son, Thomas Tracy, 1st cousins, Giles and Alexander Broadway.  They sailed on the "Supply" out of Bristol, destined for Berkely Hundred on the 25, September 1620.  After the massacre of 1622, Giles with his cousin Thomas Tracy, returned to England.  Giles Carter's 1st cousin and the sister of Thomas Tracy.  Joyce and her husband, Captain William Powell, were killed during the Indian massacre.  Giles Carter remained in England, but his son Giles Carter, Jr. returned with his wife, Hannah, to Virginia.



From Home User Pages of Barry Spence Dunagan:

"Giles Carter came to Virginia with his uncle and aunt, William and Mary Tracy, his first cousins, Joyce and Thomas Tracy.  They sailed on the ship Supply out of Bristol, England destined for Berkely Hundred on Sept. 25, 1620.  After the massacre of the settlers by the Indians in 1620, Giles with his first cousin Thomas Tracy returned to England.  Giles' cousin Joyc and her husband William Powell were killed in the massacre. Giles remained in England, but his son Giles and his wife Hannah returned to Virginia."
1633 Mary CARTER 1636 Joane CARTER 1638 - 1639 Elizabeth CARTER 1 1 1641 Margery CARTER 1556 - 1626 Paul Bart TRACY 70 70 [Sharen Neal.ged]

Sir Paul Tracy, who succeeded to the manor of Stanway. He was created a baronet June 29, 1811 , by King James I., "being the thirteenth created from the institution of the order." He marr ied first, Anne, daughter and heiress of Ralph Sharkeley, of Ayno-on-the-Hill, County of Nort hampton. They had twenty-one children.

D. 1640 Sonne Carter 1563 - 1615 Anne Sharkerley (Shakerly) 52 52 Cecill Carter 1673 - 1722 Robert Beverly 49 49 [Kellie Crnkovich.ged]

Robert Beverley, Jr., historian of Virginia, the second son of Major Robert Beverley, was "born on his father's dwelling plantation in Middlesex Co., and was sent thence, for education, to England, being there at the time of his father's death in 1686."
He inherited the "Poropotank" plantation, in Gloucester Co. and "Beverley Park", in King and Queen Co., upon which basis he served as Clark for that county.  He owned considerable other property and was well off.
He was interested in agriculture, especially in the growing of grapes for wine and thought that the production of wine should be developed in America as one of its industries, and he did some experimental work on that subject.
He is best known, however, for his "History of the Present State of Virginia", which for many years was used in the schools and had six editions in all---one being translated into French, followed by two 'pirated' editions of the French translation.
(from _The Beverley Family of Virginia: Descendants of Major Robert Beverley (1641-1687) and Allied Families_ compiled by John McGill (Deceased 1951), The R. L. Bryan Company, Columbia, SC, 1956.)

The second Robert Beverly (1673-1722), in 1705 published his _History and Present State of Virginia_, which included an unbiased account of his father's career.  The work has survived for two centuries, because of its originality, shrewd observations, and humorous comments. (p. 453 but of what book?)

The eleven hundred and eighty-fifth note in a series on the Germanna Colonies:

About 1710, Robert Beverley, the historian, had marked 13,000 acres beyond the frontier which he proposed to patent. The size of the tract alone tells us that he was beyond civilization. Otherwise, it would be impossible to find a tract of that size in one piece. We know where the land lay; it was stretched out on the south side of the Rapidan River above (to the west) of where the future Fort Germanna would be built.

Just a slight discourse here on the procedures that were involved. First, one had to find land to which no one else had any pretensions. What constituted a pretension? Some markers with your name on them. A common form of marker was to shave a spot on the side of a tree down to the wood and then to carve one's initials into this. When an area was rapidly developing and several people might be looking for land, there could be an element of compromise. Legally, one should file for a patent on the land as soon as possible. This involved getting the land surveyed which cost money. Then one paid the fees to the colony which might be in the form of head rights or cash. Once the patent issued, your pretensions were now embedded in law. Still, it paid to keep your boundary markers in place so that all comers would know the extent of one's claim.  The more expensive part of proving up the land was the requirement that it be developed with a certain amount of land cleared, an orchard planted, and a house built.

When a person set his initial boundary markers, he had in mind that he wanted a certain number of acres. But when he set his boundaries, he had only a crude idea of how much land was included. The rule was probably to be generous to yourself and set the boundaries a little bigger than for the
number of acres you had in mind. When the surveyor came, you might tell him that you wanted 400 acres surveyed and he would find that amount in your claim. Probably though there would be a little extra left over in that your initial claim was larger than the surveyor would measure out.  Just because your initial estimate was oversize, one did not retreat to the surveyed boundaries. One left the original markers and told everyone who inquired that these markers were your boundaries even though you did not have a legal claim to the extra land.

Later when you were a little better off financially, you might call the surveyor in again for a resurvey that was made to the extent of the original markers which you had been claiming even though there was no legal title to this extent. The term that the surveyors used was "on a resurvey surplus land of xxx acres was found." On occasion, 400 acres would blossom into something like 800 acres as the surplus land was included.

Robert Beverley had probably ridden over the land he was interested in. He had a surveyor mark the boundaries taking into account other claims that might exist. The normal next step would be to pay his fees at the rate of 5 shillings per 50 acres. This would have given him a temporary title to the
land. Then he would have settled a number of people on the land and prove it up. If the land were not proven up, the title could revert to the crown. Until the land was proven, the title was only temporary. If the colony took the land back for failure to prove it, they did not refund the monies which
had been spent.

John Blankenbaker

The eleven hundred and eighty-sixth note in a series on the Germanna Colonies:

Robert Beverley had his 13,000 acres laid out and perhaps he had even had a surveyor go over the land and mark the boundaries. His next step would be to pay his fees to the colony at the rate of five shillings per fifty acres or one shilling per ten acres. Thus his fee would be 1,300 shillings or 65 pounds sterling. Then he had to think to about where he was going to find people who would be willing to live on this land. This land was to the west of Fort Germanna and the fort had not even been built yet. He very correctly came to the conclusion that he should hold on to his 65 pounds and wait until his chances of getting settlers would be better. (Meanwhile his markers would discourage anyone else from claiming the same land.) This was about 1710 or the time that Alexander Spotswood arrived to take up his duties as Lt. Gov.

Probably in the first year that Spotswood was in Virginia, Beverley approached him and discussed what they might do on the western lands. Beverley said that they might form a partnership with his land and some more land. However, this did not solve the question of where they were going to find settlers. The dangers of settling on the frontier were brought home with wars in North Carolina between the Indians and the whites in 1711. Indirectly this led to a solution of where the settlers were to be found. Christoph Graffenried proposed to move his North Carolina colony to Virginia where it would be safer. Spotswood, on mulling this over, came up with the idea of settling these Germans and Swiss on the frontier to serve
as a barrier between the Indians and the Virginians. When another group of Germans landed on his doorstep in 1714, he settled them at the place now called Germanna which served two purposes. The official purpose was to be a barrier to the Indians in that part of the country. The off-the-record reason was his proposed silver mine which was only a few miles from Germanna (and adjacent to the Beverly 13,000 acre tract).

Very quickly, Spotswood, Beverley and all of the large planters in Virginia saw what the impact of the Germans would and could be. The land out to Germanna became very attractive and beyond was a possibility. In 1716 several of the people who were interested in land organized an exploration beyond Germanna. Again, there was an official reason and there was an unofficial or real reason. To the people back in London, the reason given was to see the pass over the Blue Ridge Mountains. This was described as a measure of defensive action against the hated French.

The real reason for the trip was to scout for land to satisfy the appetite for it. Barely was the trip over when Spotswood was having 40,000 acres laid out that stretched from almost Germanna to beyond the present day courthouse in Culpeper County. (The 40,000 acre tract was an understatement for, when plotted, it shows about 65,000 acres.) This included the 13,000 acres of Beverley. Spotswood claimed still other people joined in the enterprise though their names never seem to have been recorded.

Though the land was laid out, there were still no settlers for it. Within eighteen months, Spotswood had that problem solved.

1650 - 1687 Robert Beverly 37 37 [Ralph Roberts.ged]

immigrated 1663


[Thomas Bledsoe.ged]

Progenitor of the Beverly family in Virginia; homes was called "Barn Elms." Justice of Midlesex County; elected member of the House of Burgesses. Commanded the Virginia forces under Governor Berkeley. Acquired 50,000 acres of land.

Justice: Middlesex County, Virginia.

Virginia House of Burgesses: Clerk , 1670.

He was granted land 8200 acres on both side one of the great Swamps or maine runns of Mattaponie River 14 Jan 1673.

He was granted land 600 acres on the North side Mattapony River, on the back of Mr. Mady, the said land being formerly due unto John Pigg by Patent 3rd day of Jany 1667. 21 Sep 1674 in New Kent County.

He was granted land 6500 acres 16 Nov 1674 in New Kent County.

He was granted land 3000 acres on the South side of Rappahannock River and on the South side of the main swamp of a mill, formerly Andrew Gilsons Mill. 21 Sep 1674 in Old Rappahannock County,Virginia.

He was granted land 6500 acres 16 Nov 1674 in Old Rappahannock County.

He was granted land 600 acres on the South side Rappahannock County or river; and adjoining land of Henry Jermaine, William Gray and Thomas Page. 21 Sep 1674 in Old Rappahannock County,Virginia.

Revolutionary War: In charge of the fortifications of the three main rivers of Virginia, 1681.

Author: Robert Beverley on Bacon's Rebellion, 1704.

Author: Historie and Present State of Virginia, 1705.  Beverley, Robert 1673-1722, Virginia colonial historian, author of The History and Present State of Virginia (1705).  A substantial planter and colonial official, he wrote his book after finding numerous errors in the manuscript of a book on Virginia written by an Englishman.  Vigorous, honest, and not without humor, his history was an immediate success; reprinted a number of times, it served to attract immigrants to Virginia.

Robert Beverley was a wealthy planter who saw while in London a poor account of the colony by the British historian and pamphleteer, John Oldmixon, and undertook to write a better.  His book, a History of Virginia (1705), was hastily prepared without any study of documents or other respectable sources.  Its chief value lies in the shrewd and just observations the author made on Virginia life and history out of his own knowledge.  Toward nature: Nature is idealized as benevolent, bountiful, garden of Eden.  Virginia planter Robert Beverley expresses utopian ideal (History and Present State of Virginia, 1706) at height of thriving plantation culture.  Independent farmer becomes backbone of agrarian democracy in Jefferson's Notes on the State of Virginia (1785), based on pastoral ideal of bountiful nature and abundance of land and natural resources.

In what may be one of the most appreciative descriptions of Virginia beyond the Tidewater region, Robert Beverley in his History and Present State of Virginia admonishes those who see only the flatness of the coast, because "a little farther backward, there are Mountains, which indeed deserve the name of Mountains, for their Height and Bigness."  Notable for its detailed natural historical descriptions, Beverley's History also offers an unusually sympathetic portrait of the Indians, whom Beverley considered fellow Virginians.

Author: The History of Virginia, in Four Parts, 1722. The history of Virginia, in four parts

I. The history of the first settlement of Virginia, and the government thereof, to the year 1706.

II. The natural productions and conveniences of the country, suited to trade and improvement.

III. The native Indians, their religion, laws, and customs, in war and peace.

IV. The present state of the country, as to the polity of the government, and the improvements of the land, the 10th of June 1720.

ROBERT BEVERLEY, the Immigrant, (of Middlesex) became known in Virginia history as "Major", and was probably the son of Peter Beverley, of the
City of Hull and his wife Susannah Hollis.  He came to Virginia in 1663 and settled in Middlesex County.  It is obvious that he had acquired a
good education for he was a lawyer and a surveyor. (Source: ESSEX COUNTY HISTORICAL, ESSEX COUNTY BICENTENNIAL, Tappahannock, Virginia,
article from Vol II, dated May 1977, titled "Major Robert Beverley and His Three Sons: Peter, Robert and Harry.")  (Death date varies re files
of Richard Peltway Winslow stated 1687.)  At the time of his death, through patents and purchase, he had become the largest landowner to that
date in Virginia, over 38,000 acres of land.  (Ref: Above mentioned article.)
"John Beverley, of England, adhered to Charles I, and at the Restoration his name appears in the list of those on whom it was intended to confer the Order of the Royal Oak. Maj. Robert Beverley (d. 1686), Lawyer; settled in Lancaster Co., VA; Justice, 1673; clerk House of
Burgesses, 1670; married first, Mary Koeble (Keeble), widow (d. 1678).  Capt. Harry Beverley (1669-1731), his son was justice, Middlesex Co. 1700, surveyor King and Queen and King William counties, 1702-14; burgess, 1705-06; commanded the "Virgin", 1716, which was captured by the Spanish man-of-war; he escaped and came to VA 1717; was presiding Justice Spotsylvania Co., ca 1720; married ca 1700, Elizabeth Smith." (Family Group Records of Mary Ruth C. Spencer, Carmel, CA.)
"Robert Beverley, who subsequently became known as MAJOR BEVERLEY, came to Virginia in 1663.  There is no doubt about the date because he wrote in the plea he hoped to make in court in 1683, "My abode in this country hath now been twenty years", (See Henings Statutes, Vol. II, p. 559.)  He settled in Middlesex County about twenty miles from Jamestown and soon became prominent in the colony.  He must have had a good education because in addition to growing tobacco, he was a lawyer and a surveyor.  He further said in his plea, "From the year 1668 to the year 1676, I served his Majesty in military and civil offices of trust with fidelity and approbation".  He was elected Clerk of the House of Burgesses in 1670 and 1673, he was a Justice of Middlesex County.  (See VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, Vol. II, p. 405.)
The following chapter on MAJOR ROBERT BEVERLEY is taken from THE BEVERLEY FAMILY OF VIRGINIA, by John McGill, Dec. 1951):
"Whether or not he had done any military service against the Indians or in colony prior to the Bacon Rebellion is not known but he acquired the title of Major in that controversy and showed marked qualities of leadership and decision.  "This not the place to argue the rights or wrongs of the Bacon Rebellion.  As in most such matters, there was probably some right on both sides.  From the outset, Robert Beverley was a hearty supporter of Governor Berkeley and Bacon named him in his proclamations as one of the "wicked and pernicious councellors aiders and assistors (of Berkeley) against the Commonality in these our Cruell Commotions". (See VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, Vol. II, p. 405.)
"It will be recalled that Nathaniel Bacon was a young man of unquestionably great qualities as a leader and orator who after only about a year of residence in the colony, led an expedition against the Indians, defeated them, and then quarreled with Governor Berkeley and defeated him and burned Jamestown, and died of fever a few days thereafter.  When Jamestown was burned, Governor Berkeley with such forces as he had, fled to the Eastern Shore, Accomack and Northampton Counties


1668 - 1728 Peter Beverly 60 60 1669 - 1730 Harry Beverly 61 61 Catherine Armistead 1550 - 1614 Thomas Beverley 64 64 1552 - 1628 Eleanor Vincent 76 76 1577 - 1633 Robert Beverley 56 56 1580 Frances FAIRFAX @DWNLNOTE@












































Abstract. The personal genealogy of Sharon Fleiner is studied. Her Ashkenazi Jewish (German Jewish) ancestors immigrated to Atchison, Kansas in the mid 1800's to early 1900's from Flein, Germany and surrounding towns (Arnstadt, Heilbronn, and Stuttgart, Germany). This genealogical study reconnects the dislocated family to its past and develops a cultural identity in the nuclear family of the author. Information was gathered by interviewing relations within the ?Fleiner, Flener, Flenor, Flenner, Flinner, Flinarius? surnames in the United States from resources found through (World Connect - Roots Web) and (A non-profit service sponsored by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints). The project is analyzed from a Bowenian theoretical position, which explains relationship and medical patterns that exist across generations in families. Specific criteria gathered included: surnames, emigration of ancestors, dates of marriages, births, adoptions, separations, divorces, ethnicity, religious affiliations for all family members, occupations, educational level, city and state of residence, illnesses, deaths, and mental health diagnosis. Bowen?s intergenerational principles were applied regarding mental illnesses and known genetic diseases.

Recommended Reading: McGoldrick, M., Gerson, R., &amp; Shellenberger, S. (1999). Genograms: Assessment and intervention (2nd Ed.). New York: W.W. Norton.

Sharon Fleiner Smith Kindron, MA, JD, PhDc
P.O. Box 1126
Georgetown, CO 80444

Fleiner Study Survey:
1610 - 1950 Peter BEVERLY (BEVERLAY) 340 340 [Thomas Bledsoe.ged]

REF: The Beverley Fam. of Va. (McGill, 1956), p. 5; Peter Beverley of the city of Hull, a man of humble origin who md Susannah Hollis in 1634. He was elected a Free Burgess of St Mary's Parish in the Borough of Hull. He appears to have had a son, Robert Beverley, who was baptized in 1635.

1618 Susannah HOLLIS [Thomas Bledsoe.ged]

The Beverley Fam. of Va., McGill (1956), p. 6; Susannah Hollis, seems to
be the dau of Robert Hollis, who in Nov. of 1626, was a member of the Society
of Merchant Adventurers of Hull, and in 1647 was Assistant to the Governor of
the Company.

1510 Marmaduke Vincent 1636 - 1678 Margaret Boyd 42 42 1638 Jane BEVERELY (BEVERLAY) 1639 Phillip BEVERELY (BEVERLAY) 1640 Henry BEVERELY (BEVERLAY) 1643 Anne BEVERELY (BEVERLAY) 1610 - 1685 Thomas Tracy 75 75 [Sharen Neal.ged]

IMM:  From England. to Watertown, MASS., 1636; to Salem, MASS. 1637; removed soon to Saybrook, CT . to Wethersfield and finally settled at Norwich, of which he was an original propr., 1659; r ep. Gen. Ct., 1662 and for many yrs.; ensign and lt.; commissary and q.m. in King Philip's Wa r.
1602 Saunders TRACY 1608 Nathaniel TRACY 1606 William TRACY 1612 John TRACY 1614 Vicessimus TRACY 1608 - 1671 Mary Tracy 63 63 1497 - 1551 Margaret De Clifford 54 54 1532 Ralph SHAKERLEY 1496 Margaret Radcliffe 1455 - 1530 Edward Radcliffe 75 75 1470 - 1514 Anne Cartington 44 44 1490 - 1545 Cuthbert Radcliffe 55 55 1445 - 1505 John Cartington 60 60 1450 Jane Claxton 1516 - 1592 John Radcliffe 76 76 1521 - 1588 George Radcliffe 67 67 1581 Richard TRACY 1580 Hester TRACY 1585 Paul Tracy 1579 Anne TRACY 1590 Barbara TRACY 1588 - 1632 Susanna TRACY 44 44 1590 Alexander TRACY 1592 Alice TRACY 1594 Lucy TRACY 1596 Margaret TRACY 1598 Sharkerley TRACY 1537 - 1615 Alice RADCLIFFE 78 78 1526 - 1566 Joan Barnard 40 40 1543 Anthony Radcliffe 1514 Anne Bowes 1468 Ralph Ogle 1574 John Beverley 1580 Thomas Beverley 1572 Vincent Beverley 1450 - 1507 Elizabeth Claxton 57 57 1420 Robert Claxton 1480 Katherine Conyers 1442 Richard Conyers 1470 Robert Conyers 1544 Elizabeth Vincent 1537 Jane Joan Vincent 1541 Mary Margaret Vincent 1478 - 1558 Richard Vincent 80 80 1473 - 1515 Margaret Gascoigne 42 42 1450 Robert Claxton 1448 - 1513 Eleanor Hilton 65 65 1432 Elizabeth Hilton 1405 - 1458 William Hilton 53 53 1429 William De Hilton 1423 Richard Musgrave D. 1478 Joan Stapleton 1407 - 1470 Mary Stapleton 63 63 1388 Margaret Vipoint Owen Ogle 1678 Mary Beverly 1680 William Beverley Thomas Beverly Katherine Beverly Christopher Beverly 1675 - 1742 John Beverly 67 67
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