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October 2016 Blog Posts (22)

John Hunt

John Hunt, son of Captain Thomas Hunt and Ann Wilkins, was named for his grandfather, John Wilkins. John Hunt inherited 600 acres from his father, Captain Thomas Hunt. This included the house Captain Hunt lived in. in the Quit Tax Rolls of 1704 John was recorded with 440 acres. John, also, inherited a horse mill from his father. John Hunt, along with his brothers, Thomas and Gawton Hunt, the 400 acres Captain Hunt held on Hogg Island. Hogg Island is found on the seaside of the Eastern Shore…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 29, 2016 at 16:59 — No Comments

Percy Douglas of the Netherlands

I am trying to locate two publications:
• "Scottish families and their symbols in the Netherlands or the coats of arms of Dutch families of Scottish Descent" (c1998), and
• Portretten van de Nederlandse Burgers van Schotse af komst (1996)  (Portraits of the Dutch citizens of Scottish descent)

Both by Percy Douglas

Can anyone help?

Added by William Douglas on October 27, 2016 at 16:17 — No Comments

Captain Thomas Hunt

Generation 2 cont.-

In the previous blog I was providing information about Burgess and Captain Hunt. The Burgesses being returned, presented Col Thomas Ballard of James City County as their Speaker and who was accepted. It does not appear that Lord Culpeper ever showed up and no business was conducted in 1683. In April 16, 1684 Burgess members for that year included for Northampton County were Col William Kendall and John Custis. Captain Hunt had been nominated for that year and was…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 23, 2016 at 16:52 — No Comments

Captain Thomas Hunt

Generation 2

Captain Thomas Hunt mar Ann Wilkin. Capt Hunt patented 900 acres on Old Plantation Creek, 28 Oct 1669 and on 28 Sept 1681 and 20 April 1687 was one of four patentees of Hog Island. Will 15 Jan 1700/1-28 May 1701 Will of Ann Hunt 25 Jan 1709/10. Note# The Wilkins information make reference to Adventures of Purse and Person. Will of Cap Thomas Hunt -to son, John Hunt, 600 acres of my house and plantation, to son, Thomas Hunt, the remainder of the 600 acres. To son, Gawton…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 22, 2016 at 22:00 — No Comments

Captain Thomas Hunt

Generation 2

Captain Thomas Hunt -John Wilkins and Ann--had two children that mar Hunts-Nathaniel Wilkins who mar Frances Hunt, widow of Edmund Bibby, about 1661. You may recall Frances Hunt was daughter of Lt Thomas Hunt, Sr. Frances predeceased her husband as on 30 March 1692, Nathaniel Wilkins, widower, deeded 450 acres on King.s Creek  to his four sons, who were to have possession at his death. He died before 21 July 1713 when his son, John, returned the inventory of his estate as…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 22, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Captain Thomas Hunt

Generation 2- Captain Thomas Hunt

John Wilkins deposed 16 May 1636 that he was aged 40. John Wilkins first patent of record was 9 Sept 1636 and was in the upper county of New Norfolk, mistakenly given as Accomack, but corrected in a re-patent 18 May 1637. The 1300 acres along the Nansemond River fell into Nansemond County 1642. The headrights included himself, his wife, Bridget Craft (his first wife then dead) and John Wilkins again. In addition to the voyage indicated in the second…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 22, 2016 at 2:00 — No Comments

Captain Thomas Hunt

Generation 2

Captain Thomas Hunt, son of Lt Thomas Hunt

Capt Hunt mar Ann Wilkins in 1666, dau of John Wilkins and his second wife, Ann--,See Deeds, Wills, etc.,Vii #8, 1666-1668, page 4. "Ann Wilkins, dau of John Wilkins, dec'd. entered into a premarital agreement with Thomas Hunt." I shall record, at length, about John Wilkins, father of Ann. The information I present comes from Adventures of Purse and Person, published 1987, pages 676-688. John Wilkins arrived in Virginia in…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 21, 2016 at 23:00 — No Comments

Douglas coats of arms

I have come across a useful website listing Douglas coats of arms - 49 of them!

1) All of the arms are fully sourced to real historical documents. The main sources used are Burke's Armorial Général, authored by Sir Bernard Burke and published in 1884, as well as the Armorial General, authored by…

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Added by William Douglas on October 21, 2016 at 11:18 — No Comments

James Douglass, late of the King William the Fourth Public-house

THE COURT FOR RELIEF OF INSOLVENT DEBTORS.

At the Court-House, at Durham, in the County of Durham, on Tuesday the 25th day of June 1844, at Ten o’Clock in the Forenoon precisely.

The following PRISONERS, whose Estates and

Effects have been vested in the Provisional Assignee by Order of the Court, having filed their Schedules, are ordered to be brought up before a Commissioner on Circuit, to be dealt with according to the Statute

James Douglass, late of the King William the…

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Added by William Douglas on October 19, 2016 at 11:32 — No Comments

Lt Thomas Hunt, Sr.

Generation 1) Lt Thomas Hunt

A grandson of Lt Thomas Hunt, Sr., one, Gawton Hunt, impressed the Hunt seal on his will. It is impressed about three inches below his signature and measures 1/2 inch by 1/2 inch. When I am addressing the third generation of Hunts I shall provide details and how I am able to point to Shropshire as the place of birth for Lt Hunt.

Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 18, 2016 at 19:30 — No Comments

Lt Thomas Hunt, Sr.

Generation 1-Lt Thomas Hunt, Gent., cont.

Will-Thomas Hunt, Sr.,Gent.,22 May 1655/29 Jan 1655=Deeds, Wills, etc.,V, 1654-1655, f 90. loving wife, Joane and son Thomas Hunt extrs. to my daughter, Frances Bibby the wife of Edmund Bibby 299 acres in Accomack County. To Elizabeth Bibby the dau of Frances Bibby 200 acres. If my wife marries and my son dies without issue then 2/3 of my son's estate to Frances and Elizabeth Bibby and the other 1/3 to my sister, Ann Harris. Witt: Alexander…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 18, 2016 at 16:30 — No Comments

Lt Thomas Hunt, Sr.

Continuation of Generation 1

Until March 1643 the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia was considered one territory or County and was called "Accawmacke". In 1643 the General Assembly of Virginia changed the name to Northampton County. Until 1643 the entire Eastern Shore was one parish and was given the name, "Hungars Parish" and was sometimes called "Stringers Parish" in recognition of Colonel John Stringer's devotion to the Church at Eastville. In 1643 the General Assembly divided the…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 17, 2016 at 15:30 — No Comments

Commemoration of life and death of Archie Douglas

His niece, Katharine Campbell reports:

Thought that you would like details of our commemoration today (16th October 2016) for Uncle Archie at Ration Farm Military Cemetery in northern France.  The ceremony was incredibly moving, though I don’t want to use clichés to describe it.  It was very touching without being mawkish or sentimental.  We had…

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Added by William Douglas on October 17, 2016 at 11:27 — No Comments

Lt Thomas Hunt, Sr.

Cont. of Generation 1-Thomas Hunt

When Thomas Hunt arrived there were no shires or counties. The colony of Maryland was not founded until 1632. The territory of Accomack extended all the way to the Delaware border. There were 400 people in Accomack at this time. Counties or shires were formed In 1634 and Captains were appointed in 1636. In 1630 there were no roads and all travel was by boat. The center of government was originally in the Secretaries land and this was north of Old…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 16, 2016 at 17:30 — No Comments

Lt Thomas Hunt, Sr.

Generation 1

Thomas Hunt was born about 1593 in Shrewsbury, Salop, Shropshire, of an old and distinguished family. A sister, Ann Harris, was living in Shrewsbury in 1655. Thomas received his first patent in 1636, a personal adventure patent of 50 acres for his own adventure. This patent was within walking distance of Fishing Poynt, a landing place for schooners on Plantation Creek. Thomas Hunt actually arrived here in 1630 or 1631. Patents took five years to be acquired if they were…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 15, 2016 at 23:30 — No Comments

Introduction-Hunt family

If I were to continue with the approach I have been using the several thousand descendants of Col Douglas would be lost in the crowd. This approach worked fine in using Captain William Willett as a baseline. If I use my great-grandfather, as a baseline and limit my disclosure of descendants of Col Douglas that only descend from the Hunt family and limit that to just my direct ancestors we will only have several hundred to contend with. For better than 250 years the Hunt family has…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 12, 2016 at 17:00 — No Comments

Are the Angus family descendants of the 6th Earl of Angus?

Several websites that I have seen make a connection between the progenitor of the Angus family and the Earls of Angus.

It is suggested that Richard Angus is a son of Archibald Douglas, 6th E arl of Angus.  Archibald Douglas, 6th Earl of Angus (c. 1489 – 22 January 1557) was a Scottish nobleman active during the reigns of James V and Mary, Queen of Scots. He was the son…

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Added by William Douglas on October 9, 2016 at 21:44 — No Comments

Ann Goffigon and William Jarvis, Sr.

Children of James Goffigon and his first wife, Leah Willett

Nathaniel Goffigon  mar Frances Dunton 19 Dec 1772, dau of Levin Dunton, Sr., cons; Samuel Aitchison security. See Marriages-Northampton Co page 45. Nathaniel was born 10 Jan 1747, Northampton Co., and died 31 Jan 1808, in Northampton Co. Frances was daughter of Levin Dunton and Frances Waterfield. Frances was born 1752 -in Northampton Co. Nathaniel was a prominent figure in the county and was instrumental in forming a…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 8, 2016 at 21:00 — No Comments

James Goffigon and wife Leah Willett

This is a continuation of James Goffigon and his wife, Leah Willett.

The will of James Goffigon 11 Dec 1761/12 Jan 1762-Wills and Inventories, XXX-R, #22, 1760-1762, page 369, Northampton Co., to wife Mary as much as she had when I married her. To youngest son, Thomas. To Nathaniel Goffigon 30 acres bought of Douglas Willett. Residual legatees my children Nathaniel Goffigon, Ann Jarvis, Susanna Bishop, Rose Hunt, Mary Goffigon, Elizabeth Goffigon, and Sarah Goffigon. My accounts…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 7, 2016 at 20:00 — No Comments

Lea Willett, daughter of Captain William Willett-wife of James Goffigon

This is a continuation of recording the children of Captain William Willett. Thomas Goffigon in his will dated 1752, mentioned his younger brother, James Goffigon, who married Leah Willett. Leah Goffigon had been left 125 acres by her father, Capt William Willett. Capt Willett had, also, named James Goffigon as one of his executives in his will. James Goffigon was born about 1717 in Northampton, Co. and died leaving a will, 11 Dec 1761/12 Jan 1762 Wills & Invventories, XXX-R, #22,…

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Added by Henry Barraud Hunt, Jr. on October 6, 2016 at 16:00 — No Comments

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