b.1669 Virginia, United States
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He married Ann Daux in Charles City, Virginia, about 1669. Ann was born in Of Charles County, Virginia about 1645. She was the daughter of Walter Daux and Mary. Notes from June B Marchman 2579 Brookshire Ave, Winter Park, Florida 32792-4731 ROSS PARISH, Church of England, in Cork County, Ireland created ca 1580's for English settlers in 1580's during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I.1 Ross-on-Wye, a placee or parish on River Wye in Herefordshire, England; near Bristol, a place apparently designated as "home" for Irish settlers chased out of Ireland several times in late 1580's 90's by angry Irish Catholics (sponsored by Spain, England's enemy in that era). Some settlers remained back in England and others returned to their home sites in Cork.2 Richard Whitt, probate of his Will, 1627, made at Cork County and Ross Parish. No further info available from either Cork or from the Public Record Office of Ireland in Dublin. John Witts of Ross, Hereford Diocese, (on Wye River) an innkeeper, his will record dated 1 Mar 1621; estate left to his wife Joane and his daughter Joane; will proved 8 Apr 1622.4 Our proved ancestor John Witt/Whitt out of Ross-Wye (Ross on Wye) Herefordshire, England emigrated to Virginia in 1659. Researchers agreed in the mid-1980's that he was born ca 1645. He lived past 1715, a resident of Charles City County, Virginia (near present Richmond City). Given his approximate date of birth (1645) this John Witt/Whitt would not have been a son of either of the two men mentioned above: Richard Whitt of Ross, Cork, Ireland or John Witts of Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, England inasmuch as both these men died in the 1620's. These men may be considered as the grand father ofr our proved John W.!! Remember: The one definite connection we have inthis info is that John Witts )d 1622 lived at site or starting point of this trek to America in 1659 of our Ancestor John Witt/Whitt.5 In the papers and data I have accumulated on the Witt/Whitt etc in pre-1650 Europe, one item of great interest stands out, that being the baptism date - - 1645 of infant Jon Whyt in Sterling, Kilseth near Edinburgh, a port in Scotland. The father of Jon was Robert Whyt. The surname spelled several ways such as Whyt, Whytt, QWytt, etc. was new in that locale, the first lised there inthe early 1640's Rbt Whytt of Stirling, Falkire in 1643. The names of his relatives near Edinburgh included Thomas Whitt, father of infants Archibald and Bessie in the 1660's. Note these names may be found among descendants of our John Witt of Virginia. Another entry that seems to list students or altar boys in 1653 included John QWhyt in Stirling, Kilseth.6 References: 1 & 2 British Museum and Library Records. 3. Letter 23 Jan 1986 to Jane C. Whitt from Public Record Office, Dublin Ireland. 4. Letter 4 Mar 1992 to Kathy Whitt from Gen M. Tonkin, Herefordshire, England 5. The Hueguenot No.32 1985-87 by J.C. Whitt. 6. LDS-Scotland, Annandale, Virginia Virginia LDS records room. From Virginia Colonial Abstract 18 re Wm Claiborne: Robert Whytt Accomack County, Virginia 1636. Robert Whytt, Mariner, . . .on ... 5 Sep 1636 (at) Court of Acchowmacke. . . Capt Claiborne "I Wm Clayborne being Sec. of State. Phillip Taylor planter of Acchowmacke compained against Robert Whytt, mariner. . . 2,000 lbs tobbaco. lost by casualty. . .'Isle of Kenty 6 & 20 1636 (s) Wm Clayborne on 5 Sep 1636. Reserached by Jane Chapman Whitt, wife of Samuel S. Whitt, 3332 Glenmore Drive, Falls Church, Virginia 22041. Virginia Land Patents 1682-1689-1695 Charles City County, Virginia Indenture 14 Sep 1715 This indenture, made this 14th day of September in the year of our Lord God, One Thousand seven hundred and fifteen, betweeen Charles Hudson and Mary his wife, of the County of Charles Citty of the one part and Jon. Witt and Wm Witt of hte smae county of the other part Witnesseth: that where as the said Charles Hudson and Mad Mary, hiw wife, be indenture bearing the day before the date here of and with the consideration there on expressed hath bargained and sold Jon Witt and Wm Witt, their executors and administrators one tract or parsel of land containing three hundred acres, more or less, lying and being in the county of Honaricho at a place called Tuckahoe and bounded as in the daid indenture is unto the said JnoWitt and Wm Witt their executors and administrators from the day before the date of the said recited indentures unto the end and term the statuet possession of said land and premises and be enabled to acfept and take a grant and release of the Roversion and inheritance thereof to them and their heirs to the use of them their heirs and assigns as by the said recited indenture of has more at large appeareth. . . . . . . for and in consideration of the sum of five pounds, sterling, to hem in hand payd by the sd JOhn Witt and William Witt where of they do acknowledge the recipt had granted. . . . . In witness wereof the said Charles Hudson and Mary, his wife hath hereunto sett their hands and affixed their seals the day and year above written. At a court held for Henrico county the 3rd day of October 1715. Charles Hudson acknowleded this Deed to be in his act and deed and whereupon the same was admitted to record. Then Mary, his wife being first privately examined relinquished her right of Dower in the land above mentioned, which was also admitted to Record. Notes The Harbours in America by Williams My Virginia Kin Our Ancestors Families, Ohio Society Colonial Dames Joyce Witt Mildred Trulin[witt.ftw]
JOHN WITT - b. About 1645
Before 1699 when treasury rights were instated, land was deeded in the form of head bounties granted to people who brought new immigrants to the colonies. Captain William Randolph, a relative of Thomas Jefferson, amassed a huge estate "Tuckahoe" using the head bounty system. Several patents often clained the same individual. John Witt was claimed on several patents of of Captain Randolph: 1682 - November 20 Captain William Randolph claimed 623 acres in Charles City County on south side of Appomatox River for importation of immigrants including John Witt. 1689 October 20 Thomas Cock Sr., claimed 816 acres in Henrico County on the south side of the Chickahominy River for importation of immigrants including John Witt. 1695 - October 25 Captain William Randolph receives 2926 Acres in Charles City county, Virginia for the importation of 59 persons from England, including John Witt. (Patent Book 9, p. 1) (Source: "Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol. III," p. 1 by Nugent, Elisha Talmon Harbour by Robert L. Adair, Jr., p. 5)