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February 2018 Blog Posts (8)

Thomas Nottingham, son of Jacob Nottingham, will 1747

Thomas Nottingham wrote his will 10 July 1797 Wills, etc., #30, 1795-1798, page 302, Northampton County, to loving wife Scarburgh, to grandson, William Nottingham, to granddaughter, Sally Nottingham. to my three grandsons, Samuel, John, and William Williams, son of John Williams and Edith Williams. to son, Jacob Nottingham, to son, William, to Ann Wilson

Residual Legatees Margaret Willis, John Brickhouse My son, William Notttingham and Robert (Robin) Brickhouse.

Thomas…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 28, 2018 at 20:45 — No Comments

Robert Bell, son of Thomas Bell

I gave this line several years ago. Robert Bell was son of Thomas Bell and Mary Senior. He died, intestate in 1795 in Northampton County. Robert and Mary Jarvis (daughter of William Jarvis,Sr. and Ann Goffigon) Ann Goffigon was the daughter of James Goffigon and Leah Willett. Robert Bell and Robert Bell and May Jarvis had five children. One of the five was Betsey Bell who married Severn Evans Nottingham. Severn Evans Nottingham was the father of Elizabeth Ann Nottingham who married Captain…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 28, 2018 at 20:00 — No Comments

Children of Thomas Bell and Mary Senior

Robert Bell was the eldest son of Thomas and Mary Bell. This line I shall pursue as I descend down it through three lines. The youngest child of Thomas Bell and Mary Senior was Ann 'Nancy' Senior Bell (Please note that Nancy was given the middle name of Senior.) Nancy married Thomas Jarvis, son of William Jarvis, Sr. and Ann Goffigon, daughter of James Goffigon This couple was married 28 Sept 1789 in Northampton Co. As this is a line that descends from Capt William Willett I mention it but…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 12, 2018 at 16:33 — No Comments

Robert Bell, son of Thomas Bell and Mary Senior

Robert Bell, son of Thomas Bell and Mary Senior, was born circa 1747 in Northampton Co., Virginia. Robert Bell married Mary Jarvis, daughter of William Jarvis, 17 June 1772, William Jarvis provided security. See Marriages Northampton Co, 1660/1-1854, Compiled by Jean Mihalyka page 7. Administration of the estate of Robert Bell was 8 Sept 1789. Orders #32, 1789-1795, page 1. Admtrs; Mary Bell, William Jarvis, Thomas Jarvis. Apprs; John Stratton, Jr., Francis Costin, William Trower, Peter…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 7, 2018 at 18:34 — No Comments

please remind me the steps to get to my tree

Hi William , can you please remind me the steps to get to my tree ! once logged in on the Douglas Archives , I can never work out how to
there really NEEDS to be a simple link /Navagation button "MY TREE " or "GO TO MY TREE"
please tell me the steps to get into it ? I think this might not encourage people to edit their trees , if its hard to get to
I thought my tree was lost when that crash happened a year or two back . thanks Jackie

Added by Jackie Stoddard on February 6, 2018 at 8:06 — 2 Comments

Mary Senior, daughter of John Senior, Jr. and Martha Willett

Mary Senior, sister of Isabella Senior, was born 1729, in Northampton Co., and died 1789 in Northampton Co. About 1646 Mary Senior married Thomas Bell, son of Thomas Bell and Mary Watson. Thomas Bell wrote his will 21 June 1772 and it was proved 11 Aug 1772, page 50, Northampton Co. wife, Mary, estate during her widowhood and to rent my lower plantation to my son, Robert and after his mother's widowhood to Robert forever. To son, Thomas, my plantation in Savages Neck. To son, William, My…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 5, 2018 at 17:30 — No Comments

Isabella Senior (continued)

Appraisers of the estate of Stephen Dunton were Littleton Savage, Thomas Underhill, Thomas Bell, and Robert Clark Jacob.Will of Isabella Dunton,, widow, 14 Apr 1783 and proved 12 June 1787, Wills, Etc., #27, 1783-1788, page 480, Northampton Co, Virginia-My land has been sold to Littleton Savage (son-in-law), to granddaughter, Polly Savage, daughter of my daughter, Polly Savage, to daughter Betty, to daughter, Adah Evans and her daughter, Sarah Kemp, to daughter, Ritter Taylor, to son, Senior…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 3, 2018 at 21:22 — 1 Comment

Isabella Senior and Mary Senior, daughters of John Senior, Jr. and Martha Willett

Isabella had a contemporary named Isabel Dunton, a daughter of a John Dunton. There are two differences-Isabel Dunton always spelled her given name Isabel while Isabella Senior spelled her given name Isabella. The other difference is one had the surname Dunton and the other, that is Isabella, acquired the name Dunton through marriage.

Isabel Senior, born 1728, Northampton Co., Virginia, died 1788, leaving a will. Her husband, Stephen Dunton, had his estate administered 13 Jan 1772,…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on February 3, 2018 at 20:52 — 1 Comment

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Dates and places of births, deaths and marriages all help to place families.

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'My great-grandmother mother was a Douglas from Montrose' does not give many clues to follow up! But a bit of flesh on the bones makes further research possible. But if we are told who she married, what his profession was and where the children were baptised, then we can get to work.

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