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GARRETT FAMILY OF ISLE OF WIGHT CO., VA

BY WANDA WARE DEGIDIO

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11/11/2019


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GENERATION ONE


JOHN GARRETT (c1541 Plymouth, Devon, England-27 Oct 1626 [will probate Exeter Consistory Court] Plymouth, Devon, England).

In 1572, he was a Privateer [an armed ship owned by private individuals holding a government commission and authorized for use in war, especially in the capture of enemy merchant shipping]. Privateers were essentially pirates with government protection in order to pursue less than legal goals in wealth, dominance, and control of the seas. Being a privateer was only legal in relation to the countries you had papers for. Buccaneer is a term that is basically the French/Cajun slang term for privateer. He served in the Atlantic and Caribbean.

In 1572, he became a member of the crew of Francis Drake and attended all his robberies expeditions to the Caribbean. Together they plundered many Spanish ships, towns and villages. He was also on the ship Golden Hind (Pelican) Vice Admiral Francis Drake on a trip around the world in the years 1577-1580. In 1588 he participated in the successful repulse Felicissima Spanish Armada (Invincible Armada) with Admiral Sir John Hawkins. In 1589 he took part in expeditions English Armada (Contra Armada, Invencible Inglesa) in Spain and Portugal under the command of Admiral Francis Drake. The invasion ended in utter disaster.

John Rolfe, who married Pocahontas, often sailed with Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh was a distant relative of Drake. Nicholas Ferrar, a London West Indies merchant, frequently had the following as guests at his table: Sir Walter Raleigh, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Francis Drake and Sir Edwin Sandys (one of the founders of the Virginia Company). Sir John Hawkins was a sea captain, a pirate in service to Queen Elizabeth, and a rear admiral of the English fleet during the attack of the Spanish Armada in 1588 with Sir Francis Drake, his cousin.

The most important of [Sir Walter] Raleigh's partners was the queen herself. Elizabeth showed her approval by making him a knight and allowing him to name the new country Virginia in honor of her. Most important, she lent him one of her ships, the Tiger, and furnished the gunpowder for the expedition. She also authorized him to impress both men and ships if he should need them. Similar powers were granted to Sir Francis Drake, who was scheduled to follow Raleigh with another expedition, raiding the Spanish Main for supplies for the new Virginia colony as well as for personal profit. The History of Lower Tidewater Virginia, Rogers Dey Whitchard, Ph.D.pp. 308-309.

While tension between Spain and England increased, the quest for a Northwest Passage attracted English commercial interests. Queen Elizabeth I saw an opportunity to use Drake’s leadership, navigational skills, and knack for adventure—ostensibly sending him up the west coast of South America on an expedition to harass Spanish ports and to seize treasure, but also secretly charging him to search for a Northwest Passage from the Northwest coast of North America.

In 1588 they repulsed the Felicissima Spanish Armada (Invincible Armada) Commanded by Duke Medina Sidonia. The Duke set out with some reluctance, as he was aware of the superiority of English ships, but held hope by joining forces with the Duke of Parma before the invasion of England. The Spaniards kept their crescent formation up the Channel with great discipline when the Rosario collided with another ship, and was captured by Drake, and the San Salvador blew up with a tremendous loss of life. The two fleets skirted round each other up the Channel with neither gaining advantage. The next morning a fierce battle was fought, and by the afternoon, with the aid of the changing wind, the Spanish ships headed towards the North Sea to bring the remains of the Armada back to Spain.

That same year, Lord Thomas Howard had distinguished himself under his cousin, the Lord Admiral, in the Armada Fight; and in 1591 he determined to win further renown in an independent exploit. With him was associated Sir Richard Grenville who was connected with Raleigh’s Virginian colony, and who had for many years worked heartily and very much to his advantage, in the trade of piracy and privateering against Spain. English seamen under the Tudors, Vol. II, by H. K. Fox Bourne, p. 268.

John Garret was aboard the ship Golden Hind (Pelican) with Vice Admiral Francis Drake as they made a trip around the world from 1577-1580. During his circumnavigation of the world, they anchored in a harbor just north of present-day San Francisco, California, and claimed the territory for Queen Elizabeth I. Calling the land “Nova Albion,” Drake remained on the California coast for a month to make repairs to the Golden Hind. This inaugurated additional conflict with the Spanish on the western coast of the Americas, an area that had previously been largely unexplored by western shipping. The Golden Hind’s hold as it berthed in Plymouth was filled with a half-ton of gold, more than two-dozen tons of silver, and thousands of coins and pieces of jewelry looted from Spanish ports and ships along the western shore of South and Central America. Drake’s lucrative journey helped spark England’s ambitions for global empire.

Drake's exploits made a significant contribution to the birth of what became the British Empire, as Elizabeth turned her attention away from ambitions in Europe towards the Americas and beyond, where her colony of Virginia was established. Drake's activities thus set the stage for Elizabeth's subjects to settle in North America, where they brought with them notions of religious liberty, of civil society composed of voluntary associations, out of which would arise American democracy. Source: New World Encyclopedia.

Sir Henry Compton acquired the Castle of Comfort, a privateering ship in 1569 and in 1571 she was under the command of John Garrett of Plymouth. Since Sir Francis Drake was in command of his ship by age 21, I have estimated John Garrett's birth year to be ca. 1541 as he is mentioned in 1562 as shown below. "On munday the second of October 1567. the weather being reasonable faire, our Generall M. John Hawkins, having commanded all his Captaines and Masters to be in a readinesse to make saile with him, hee himselfe being imbarked in the Jesus, whereof was appointed for Master Robert Barret, hoised saile, and departed from Plimmouth upon his intended voyage for the parts of Africa, and America, being accompanied with five other saile of ships, as namely the Mynion, wherein went for Captaine M. John Hampton, and John Garret Master. The William and John, wherein was Captaine Thomas Bolton, and James Raunce Master. The Judith, in whom was Captaine M. Francis Drake afterward knight, and the Angel, whose Master, as also the Captaine and Master of the Swallow I now remember not." The principal navigations, voyages, traffiques & discoveries, Vol. 9, By Richard Hakluyt, p. 398.

The Records of The Virginia Company of London, Vol. III, Edited by Susan Myra Kingsbury, 119-205, this mentions a John Garrett NFI, "A Declaration how the monies (viz, seuenty pound eight shillings sixe pence) were disposed, which was gathered .. (towards the building of a free schoole in Virginia)." In 1622, John Garrett donated 6 shillings. This money was turned over to the Company of Virginia at its meeting in England on November, 1621. The school was founded in "Charles Citie" and named the East-India Schools.

Nansemond was formed from part of Isle of Wight in 1640. John was referred to as “an Englishman of Plimouth”, per The Life, Voyages, and Exploits of Sir Francis Drake, John Barrow - 1844, p. 19. Plymouth is a port city situated on the south coast of Devon, England. Sir Frances Drake was born c1540 in Travistock, Devon, England and died 28 Jan 1596 Portobelo, Panama. In 1577, Francis Drake began an incredible journey which eventually took him around the world. The purpose of his voyage was to find a Northwest Passage between the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans and plant a British colony in the New World. Sir Richard Greenvile, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh ... promoted and continued by the Merchants of London, Bristol, Exeter and Plymouth; with Variety of Accidents; Successes and Disappointments in Respect of their Trade and Possessions, and War and Peace with the Indians; especially under the Conduct of Captain [John} Smith, who was employed by the Company of Merchants incorporated by King James I in 1606. They then fixed chiefly at, and near James Town, on a small Island in James River, till the Year 1609, when they sent out Settlements to Nansemond, Powhatan, and the Year after to Kiquotan. The Present State of Virginia, by Hugh Jones, p. 29.

Drake was not alone among Protestant mariners making for Spain during this spring of 1572. Scorning the threats of Philip against Protestants or other foreigners visiting his seas, scores of others were sailing or making ready to sail while Drake was hurrying his preparations forward. Two of his associates, or captains supposed to have been his associates, in the San Juan d'Ulloa affair, had already sailed. One was Captain James Rouse, assumed to be the same who had been master of the "William and John" that was lost in that battle. He was sent out on his present venture by Sir Edward Horsey, then governor of the Isle oF Wight, [from which Isle of Wight, Virginia got its name]. Another, sailing from Plymouth, was Captain John Garrett, supposed to have been the master of the "Minion," the survivor, with Drake's "Judith," of San Juan d'Ulloa. With both of these captains went some of Drake's sailors who were on his second reconnoitring voyage. The boy's Drake; story of the great sea fighter of the sixteenth century, by Edwin M. Bacon, pp. 55-56. "Which," says the narrative, "our Captaine had so named it in his former voyage, by reason of the great store of those goodlie foules, which hee and his companie did then dailie kill and feede on in that place. When we landed here, we found by evident marks that there had been latelie there an Englishman of Plimouth called John Garrett, who had been conducted thither by certaine English Mariners which had been there with our Captain in some of his former voyages, who ou a plate of lead, fastened to a very great tree, greater than any foure men joyning hands could fathom about, left these words engraven: "Captain Drake, if it is your fortune to come into this part, make haste away; for the Spaniardds which were with you here, last year, have betrayed the place; and taken away all that you left here. I departed hence on this present 7th July, 1572. Your very loving friend, John Garrett."

“The second royal vessel was the Minion, with John Hampton as captain and master and John Garrett as mate. Shortly after these two ships arrived at Plymouth, the Portuguese agents fled, claiming that Hawkins had mistreated them.” Sir Francis Drake: The Queen's Pirate, by Harry Kelsey - 2000, p. 27. “On July 13, they met a Nombre de Dios and English bark on the Isle of Wight, under James Rawnse, with some of the men who had been here the year before [Sir Francis] Drake. This ship now joined them with another English ship under John Garrett of Plymouth, who, like Rawnse, was a former master under Hawkins, and was prowling about this area.” The Beginning of British Honduras: 1506-1765, by E. O. Winzerling, 1946, p. 20.

“James Barrett of Tenby in Pembroke, Gentleman, John Philkyn, John Palmer, and John Kilberye of the same town, merchants and owners of the good ship the Jesus of Tenby, master and governor John Garrett of Plymouth on the one part, and William Philpott of Tenby merchant and half “vitler” (victualler) of the said ship and the said James Barret and William Lougher, two other half victualers, of the other part, that the said ship shall take in all things necessary, salt victuals and other things for her voyage and shall sail from Tenby Quay to the Newfound land with the first wind and weather and sail and remain until fully laden with fish according to the quantity of the lading of salt and victuals and discharge her lading with twenty days after her arrival there and her lading shall be equally divided into three parts between the owners, victuallers and master and company by equal division of her lading.” Newfoundland from fishery to colony.” Northwest passage, by, David B. Quinn, ‎Alison M. Quinn, ‎Susan Hillier, 1979, p. 99.

On 13 April 1562, James Barret, gentleman, John Philkyn, John Pallmer and John Kilbery, merchants of Tenby, owners of the Jesus of Tenby, who master and ‘governor’ was John Garret of Plymouth, made an agreement with William Philpott of Tenby, James Barret of Tenby and William Lougher, apparently of Plymouth, victuallers. The Jesus was to sail from Tenby Quay ‘to the Newfoundland with the first wind and weather’, return with a full cargo and unload within twenty days, the catch to be divided in thirds between owners, victuallers and the ship’s complement, a usual arrangement then and later. Explorers and Colonies: America. 1500-1625, by David B. Quinn, p. 401.

An account of a Barret family is given in Hakluyt, Vol. 3, page 187, in which it is stated that Captain Robert Barret who served as Master of the Jesus, flagship of Admiral Sir John Hawkins, which sailed from Plymouth, England, October 1567, in company with a fleet of five other ships. Another of these six ships was commanded by Francis Drake. William Barret, son of Captain Robert Barret, married Dorothy Payne [daughter of Sir Robert Payne] and lived in London and was a member of the London Company which sent the first colonists to Virginia.

“The Queen 'lent' two ships, the Jesus of Lubeck of 700 tons, his flagship, and the Minion, a smaller vessel commanded by John Hampton, with John Garrett of Plymouth as master, of whom [Sir Walter ] Raleigh said that he was 'a seaman of the greatest experience in England.” The story of Plymouth, by Robert Alfred John Walling - 1950, p. 39.

“The Castle of Comfort was a prolific privateering ship, of 200 tons' burden. Sir Henry Compton had acquired it in 1569. In 1571, she had set out for Morocco under the command of John Garrett of Plymouth.” Black Tudors: The Untold Story, by Marinda Kaufmann, 2017. “In 1571 the Castle left for Morocco on what was ostensibly a trading venture; but she was now commanded by John Garrett of Plymouth, the same captain who, the following year, left a message of warning for Drake at a secret harbour in the Gulf of Darian.” Elizabethan Privateering: English Privateering During the Spanish War, 1585-1603, by Kenneth R. Andrews, 1964, p. 17.

Upon completion of Drake's journey, all the maps and journals produced by his mariners were confiscated by Queen Elizabeth and placed in the Tower of London. Drake and his men were forbidden to speak about their secret mission and the maps and journals remain hidden to this day. What is known about their journey comes mainly from later journals, and Spanish documentation.

In 1624, having retired from his adventures, John Garret was elected as a second Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle with Sir Francis Drake. This Francis Drake’s father was Thomas Drake of Buckland Abbey, the brother of Sir Francis Drake who accompanied him in his sea adventures. Edwin Sandys (1561-1629) was also elected Member of Parliament for Plympton Erle in 1589 and was one of the founders of the proprietary Virginia Company of London, which in 1606 established the first permanent English settlement in the colony of Virginia, based at Jamestown.

CHILDREN: 1. John Garett (c1588 Plymouth, Devon, England-) m. Unknown


GENERATION TWO


MR. JOHN GARRETT II (c1588 Plymouth, Devon England-AFT 1657 Nansemond Co., VA) m. Unknown.

John Bryan, 168 acs. on a branch of Nansemond Riv. called the Indian Cr., 17 Aug. 1664, p. 380), (423). Joyning to patent of Mr. Jno. Garrett, butting on land of Wm. Story &c. Renewal of patent dated 15 Oct. 1652. He is mentioned from 1636-1650 as follows, per Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, published 1912 by George Cabell Greer:

LAST FIRST ARRIVAL SPONSOR COUNTY

Garrett John 1636 John Dunston James City

Garrett John 1637 William Mills James City

Garrett John 1639 John Dunston James City

Garrett John 1639 Henry Perry Charles City

Garrett John 1648 Thomas Lambert Lower Norfolk

Garrett John 1650 John Garwood Nansemond

THEODORE MOYSES, 2000 acs. James Citty Co., 23 May 1637, p. 428. Upon Tanks Pasbye hayes Cr., runing 2 mi. N. W. into the woods, butting on Chichahominy Riv. & bounded E. upon land of John Mendham. Trans, of 40 pers: John Notton, Frances Latuer (or Lamer), William Foster, Edward Tenches, Alice Fuller, John Eles, John Perepoint, Richard Gunny, Thomas Wakefield, Arthur Patient, John Winchester, Edward Branton, Richard Thornton, Joanna Michell, Richard Cock, William Drummond, Francis Edsonne, Francis Turner, Robert Boles, Eugene Boles, Robert Gaunt, William Hawkins, Henry Bradshaw, Richard Weston, Lewis Abshere, Ann Belsome, John Cooke, Robert Asten, Audrey Garrett, Katherine Hockwell, Edward Bruton, Thomas Munday, Richard Edwards, William Pinnock, John Hancock, William Baker, William Griffin, William Smith, Thomas Cragg, Edward Simpkins.

JOHN DUNSTON, 250 acs. James Citty Co., in Hogg Island maine, 20 May 1639, p. 647. E. upon land of Robert Sheppard, beg. at a great Sw. N. upon Chippokes Cr. &c. 50 acs. for the per. adv. of his wife Cicely Dunston & 200 acs. for trans, of 4 pers: Richard Wellman, Edward Ingleton, Garrett Hughes, William Taylor. , JOHN DUNSTON, 250 acs. James Citty Co., in Hogg Island maine, 20 May 1639, p. 647. 600 acs. Beg. upon a Valley comeing out of the great Sw. called the Arrowe reed swamp lying N. W. above the head of Chippokes Cr. &c. Due for trans, of 12 pers: Thomas Woodall, John. Garrett, Marmaduke Kitson, Francis Furbush, Elizabeth Sames, Winifred Newell, Rose Hill, Richard Sharp, Edward Hunt, William Hodge, Martin Hammond, John Harcock.

GEORGE MINIFYE, [Menefie] Esqr. [a Virginia merchant-planter] & one of the Councell of State, 3,000 acs. upon N. side of Charles River, Mar. 9, 1639, page 704. Beg. at the Creek upon W. side of the Indian feilds. Opposite Queens Cr. & down the river to Timberneck Cr. To be augmented & doubled when he or his assignes shall have sufficiently peopled & planted the same. Due by order of court dated Oct. 11, 1639 & for trans, at his own costs of 60 pers.: Benjamin Pixley, Thomas Greene, John Chapman, Henry Martin, John Burgis, Matthew Ward, Thomas Prince, James Sheers, Richard Turner, 4 Negroes bought of Mr. Oldis, 2 Negroes bought of Randall Holt, William Menifie, Francis Garrett, Thomas Sharpies, James Sherbourne, Robert Williams, William Jones, John Wilkinson, Joane Wilkinson, Thomas Waggatt, George Kennon, John Kennon, John Richards, Edward Andrews, Francis Young, James Hawkins, Joseph Willis, Francis Blacke, Thomas Morter, 9 Negroes bought of Mr. Constable, John Brooke, Thomas Howler, Humphrey Dennes, John Tabor, Henry Ashwell, Robert Mason, Thomas Hearne, John William, Thomas Holmes, Adam Key, Samll. Walker, Stephen Leech, Julian Reed, William Hill, William Munday, Adam Coote, William Powell, Humphrey London.

Henry Perry, Gent., son and heir of [Ships] Capt. William Perry, Esqr., late of Va., deceased, 3,500 acres Charles Citty Co., known by the name of Buckland, May 10, 1642, p. 771. Being a neck of land bet. the old mans Cr. & Herring Cr. rising into the woods as farr as said Creeks ebb and flowe, as alsoe 227 acs. of Sunken Marsh and Swampe. 2,000 acs. thereof bequeathed to him by his father, Aug., 1637. 1,500 acs. by assignment from George Menefee, esqr., of his right for trans. of 30 pers: Hugh Forshew, John Thomas, Hugh Weaver, John Weaver, Richard Newman, Tho. Lisle, James Smith, Geo. Abraham, Robert Barwood, Wm. Cooke, Patrick Cane (or Cave), John Garrett, Richard FLOOD, Ralph Harrington, William Hance, John Saltrea, Richard Williams, Richard Owen. 12 Negroes bought of Sr. John Harvey, Knt., Anno 1639. (Marginal note: These in the Shipp Dove of London Capt. Bicking Mr. (Master) 1638.

1655 - Jun 6, John Hodson and John Garrett patented 300 acres in New Kent Co. on the northeast of the Mattaponi River. Beg. G&C on the southern most corner of Thomas Saunders land with a south southeast line unto --- Creek. (Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book 3, p. 355).

Note: 10 Jun 1648, Peter Ware signed with Francis FLOOD, William Coxe and Philip Walker to inventory the estate of Henry Pantry late of Parish of York, dec'd. (Beverly Fleet, VA Colonial Abstract., York Co., Vol. 25, p. 96).

John Garrett II, was granted land 200 acres on Indian Creek, on a branch of the Nansemond River at the head of Beaver Dam Creek. On 23 May 1642, William Eyres received 750 acres in Upper Norfolk. Co., upon an arm of the western branch of Nansemond River, adj. John Garrett and Thomas Powell for Trans. 15 persons, one included John Munday. William Denson, a neighbor of John Garrett, was a Quaker, who petitioned the local court on 6 Sep 1657, as a "gentleman" to receive 400 acres on the western branch of the Nansemond River, in Nansemond Co. (formed from part of Isle of Wight Co. in 1640), adj. John Garrett. This was one of the few locations permitting Quakers to worship without fear of reprisals or persecution. Quaker records show he founded the Chuckatuck Quaker Meeting House near where he resided, one of the oldest Quaker Meeting Houses in the new colonies.

John Bryan patented 168 acres on Indian Creeke, a branch of Nansemum river, joining to patent of Mr. John Garrett … on line of William Storey, 15 Oct 1652. Transfer of 4 persons: William Scott, Grace Harris, John Merr, Anne Stonewall.

1657 Nansemond Co, VA. Francis Hutchins patented 200 acres at the head of Beaver Dam Creek, a branch of the west branch of Nansemond River, beginning at mile's end of William Storie's and adjoining the land of Mr. John Garrett and Thomas Powell.

On July 1, 1656, Wm. Powell, of Southwarke, in the county of Surry, England, baker, administrator of Capt. Wm. Powell, "late of Chippoakes in the Collony of Virginia, his natural brother deceased, and heire unto George Powell, the natural sonne of the sd Capt. Wm Powell, late whilst he lived on Chippoakes afforesd, since also deceased, and William Parker of Leadenhall Street, in London, cheesemonger, and Ann his wife, grandchild of the said William Powell, acting by Ralph Dunston and Sam Henbye their attorneys, "sold to William Batt 800 acres of land, more or less, 600 acres lying in Lower Chippoakes on James River between Chippoakes Creek and Sunken Meadow (now College run), etc., and the other 200 acres on the eastward side of a little.


GENERATION THREE


JOHN GARRETT III (1630-AFT 1665) m. ELIZABETH WARE (c1638 Kent, England-AFT 1664 New Kent Co., VA)

Elizabeth Ware was the d/o Peter Ware III and Mary Farmer (d/o William Farmer) and Elizabeth Hicks and settled in New Kent Co., VA. Her brother, Nicholas Ware I, married Jenny Garrett, sister of John Garrett, III. In 1655 John Garrett III and John Hudson jointly received a land grant of 386 acres in New Kent Co. Ten years later in 1665, John Garrett and Nicholas Ware jointly patented 386 acres in New Kent Co, VA where they settled and raised their families.

Thirty years earlier, on 3 Jun 1635, Rev. George White, Robert Newman and Richard Bennett, and others, patented hundreds of acres along the Nansemond River. Bennett's commercial and political connections included William Claiborne. The land purchased in New Kent Co. by John Garrett and Nicholas Ware was adjacent to William Claiborne. When William Claiborne died in 1673, he left two Quaker Friends as his executors. William Claiborne of Virginia: With Some Account of His Pedigree, by John Herbert Claiborne, p. 205.

In Nell Marion Nugent's Cavaliers and pioneer, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1632-1666, John Garrett and Nicholas Ware’s 386 acres was located on the northside of the Mattaponi River for transporting. 8 persons: Sarah Dibdall [wife of Rev. John Dibdall of Surry Co., VA] Jim White [probably related to Rev. George White of Surry Co., VA], Rowland Lurs, William Bryan, La. Boucher, Fran Cooke, Agnes Buck [probably related to Isaac Buck of Scituate who purchased a house once belonging to Resolved White, brother-in-law of Nicholas Ware]. In 1642, Elizabeth Garrett was the sponsor of Stephen Gill of York River. Stephen Gill lived adjacent to Peter Ware III on Queen’s Creek in York Co., VA.


GENERATION FOUR


JOHN GARRETT IV (c1675 VA-) m. FRANCES BUCKNER, d/o JOHN BUCKNER (c1631-1701) and DEBORAH FERRERS

John Garrett IV was prominent in Essex Co., Virginia. Gabriel Long, son of Richard Long was the great grandson of John Garrett IV and Frances Buckner, had license for a tavern at Buckner’s Hill. John Buckner married Deborah Ferrers in London on July 10, 1661 and emmigrated with his brother Philip Buckner to the Virginia Colony by July 1665. In 1667 he bought his first land in Gloucester Co., VA. About 1680 John brought the 1st printing press from England to the VA Colony. The Buckner land was handed down the family until it was sold by another John Buckner in 1782 to William John and Lucy Taliaferro, who changed the Buckner homestead to the name "Marlfield". John Buckner and Deborah Ferrers had at least 5 children: William, Richard, Thomas, John and Frances.


GENERATION FIVE


JOHN GARRETT V (c1698 VA-Will 23 Oct 1784) m. FRANCES DUDLEY d/o ROBERT DUDLEY

WILL OF JOHN GARRETT OF EDGEFIELD CO., SC Robert Garrett and heirs; Frances Longmire and heirs; Granddaughter Sukie Longmire; Elizabeth Long, in the State of VA, to have 300 pounds of Virginia currency; Martha Ware; Lucy Lowry, should she have a child, (Lucy died childless) Dolly Ware and heirs. I do hereby appoint Henry Ware, Sr., of the State of Georgia and [his son] Henry Ware, Jr., of the State of SC Executors. Source: Edgefield, SC. Daughters Dolly and Martha married Nicholas and Henry respectively, sons of Nicholas Ware and a daughter of Richard Long. John Garrett V signed his will on 23 Oct 1784. Witnesses to the will, probated in Abbeville County, South Carolina were: Jones Rivers, Nicholas Ware [III] and John King.

Children of John Garrett V and Frances Dudley who married c1719: 1. Dolly Garrett (c1720-1784/1795) married Nicholas Ware (12/29/1709-AFT 6/11/1799) (his 1 t wife was Sarah Munday) 2. John Garrett VI (c1722-1760), married Elizabeth Catlett and his 1760 will named children Francis, Augustine and Henry according to Garrett, Catlett, Ware, and related families, p. 51, by William George Bilton. 3. Elizabeth Garrett (c1724-AFT 1784) married Richard Long. They did not relocate to the province of South Carolina with her father, but continued to live in Virginia. Richard Long's will, dated 11/11/1761, was probated in 1762. 4. James Garrett (c1726-AFT 8/27/1764) married unknown, James Garrett rec’d 100 acres on the N.W. fork of Long Cane, bordering Mr. Wood and vacant land, surveyed 7 Aug 1764, Granted 8/27/1764, his brother Robert Garrett appears in Granville, District 96, SC records in 1712, claiming the 100 acres James Garrett ordered for him. 5. Martha Garrett (c1728-1817) married Henry Ware (c1726-11/1/1801) 6. Robert Garrett (c1730-1783) married 1) Elizabeth Catlett and 2) Mary Strochacker 7. Frances Garrett (c1732-AFT 1784) married George Longmire 8. Lucy Garrett (c1734-1784/1798) married Richard Lowry.

Sons of John Garrett and Frances Dudley who died prior to their father John Garret V:

John Garrett VI died prior to his father moving to Edgefield, SC. He divided his estate among his sons, Francis, Augustine, and Henry; according to his 1760 will. Source: Garrett, Catlett, Ware, and related families, by William George Bilton, 1989, p. 23. His son Henry Garrett appears in Abbeville District, SC in 1785 owning 640 acres.

James Garrett - his daughter Dolly Garrett (1765-1810), daughter of James Garrett, m. Benjamin McCary (1763-1804) m. Abt. 1785 in Edgefield, SC, Dolly Garrett married age 19 and Benjamin McCary married at age 21, in 1784. Children: 1. Tandy 1785 m. Elizabeth Brown, age 5 on 1790 census, age 15 on the 1800 census 2. Roland 1787 age 3 on the 1790 census, age 13 on the 1800 census 3. Benjamin 1789 infant on the 1790 census, age 11 on the 1800 census 4. Nancy 1791 age 9 on the 1800 census 5. Susannah 1793 age 7 on the 1800 census Sources: 1. The 1870 Shelby Co., SC census shows Roland McCary age 81 (b. 1789), 2. The 1790 Edgefield, SC census shows Benjamin McCary and wife with 3 sons under 16 (1-3-1) sons ages 2; b. 1789, 4; b. 1787; and 6 b. 1785. 3. The 1800 Edgefield Co., SC census shows Benjamin McCary and his wife and possibly her mother with 3 males 10-15 [Tandy 15, Roland 13 and Benjamin 11] and 2 females 0-9 [Susannah 9, b. 1793 and Nancy 7, b. 1791] (03010 / 20011). 4. Dolly's 2/4/1810 will names son Tandy regarding the purchase of personal property and her minor children Roland, Benjamin, Nancy and Susannah.

Robert Garrett - ordered that the lands of Robert GARRETT, dec'd, be sold agreeable to his will on the second Thursday in May next at the house of Jones RIVERS, in four equal divisions. Jones RIVERS and his wife, Mary RIVERS, Ex's, to make titles. Robert GARRETT - Grant on Lloyd's Creek of Stephen's Creek and part of another tract. Sale by Bej. MCCARY 2/2/1821-1/2 interest to William GARRETT. Edgefield Deed Bk 39-17 Recites will of Benjamin MCCARY -w- Dolly 5/25/1803. Son, Benjamin, a minor and youngest son. Wit: John C. GARRETT and Henry W. GARRETT. (Information on same card.) Source: Edgefield, South Carolina Records by Revill - Copyright 1984. The Caroline Co., VA Order Book, 1759-1763, p. 295 covers the appointment of Robert Garrett as an Ensign in the Virginia Militia. On 9 Sep 1769, Mr. Robert Garrett, having produced a Militia Officer's Commission from under the hand of John Blair, president of the Virginia Council of State, and acting governor, took oath to His Majesty's Government and was sworn Inspector of Conway's Tobacco Warehouse. (See Memorial Index at the South Carolina State Archives, p. 2654 which conveyed him on 4/31/1772 this land.) Eleven months later be bought a Granville plantation site of 1,450 acres. (Listed in the Memorial s Index,3/2/1773.) Robert Garrett was bequeathed by his father, "five Shillings Sterling, it being all and every part of my estate I intend to give them.