Person:Rawleigh Travers (1)

Raleigh Travers
m. Est. 1655-1656
  1. John TraversAbt 1656 - Aft 1675
  2. Raleigh TraversAbt 1658 - Bef 1714
  3. Million TraversAbt 1660 - 1728
  4. Giles Travers1662 - 1717
  5. Elizabeth TraversAbt 1664 - Aft 1693
  • HRaleigh TraversAbt 1658 - Bef 1714
  • WHannah Ball1683 - 1748
m. Bef 1707
  1. Elizabeth TraversAbt 1707 -
  2. Sarah TraversBet 1708 & 1714 - 1789
  3. Rawleigh Travers, IIIAbt 1711 - 1749
Facts and Events
Name Raleigh Travers
Alt Name Rawleigh Travers, II
Gender Male
Birth? Abt 1658 Pennsylvania/Virginia
Marriage Bef 1707 Lancaster County, Virginiato Hannah Ball
Death? Bef 1714 Stafford County, Virginia
Reference Number? 2378

Notes for RALEIGH TRAVERS, CAPT.:



Inventory of Estate of Rawleigh Travers

INVENTORY OF THE ESTATE OF RAWLEIGH TRAVERS. A true and perfect Inventory of all and singular the goods and chattels of the eastate of Rawleigh Travers gent decd. Viz:

4 Negroe men called Jack Tomboy Sam Larry 
4 negroe women called Bess Dinah Pegg Doll 
2 Negroe boys called Adam George 
2 Negroe girls called Winifred Fanny 
8 feather beds and bolsters 1 small feather bed 
6 rugs and blankets 2 quilts 1 counterpain 
6 pair of fine sheets 6 pair of fine pillow beers 

12 pillows 7 1/2 pair coarse sheets 4 pair coarse pillow beers

4 flock beds and bolsters 4 rugs 2 blankets 
2 pairs of cotton quantity 40 yards 1 pairs Kersey 15 yards 
1 peires brown linen 95 Ells 1 pairs do 85 Ells 
1 peires brown sheeting linnen 36 1/2 yards 148 yards brown linen 

32 yards coarse Dowlas 36 1/2 fine Dowlas 11 yards fustian 10 peires (pieces?) fine linnen quantity 126 yards 12 yards Cheg r linen

3 3/4 yards of white linen 19 1/4 yards of diaper 1 pairs broad tape 

12 Diaper napkins a table cloth and towel Do: 10 new Damask napkins 12 Huckaback napkins 1 table cloth Do:

1 fine Holland Table cloth 4 course table clothes 10 course napkins 
5 course towels 2 fine Do: 2 suits of curtains and vallins 
5 high bedsteads 1 trundle bedstead and 6 coards 
1 new bed coard 1 knot of Drum line 4 pair of mens shoes 
3 pair of plain shoes 1 chest of drawers 1 small case of drawers 
1 small round table 5 good chests 2 old Do: 2 great trunks 
1 small box 1 small seal skin trunk 3 looking glasses 1 ovil table 

18 leather chairs 1 large silver cup 1 silver tumbler

1 small silver dram cup 2 silver Tankards 1 candleweek 
6 quires of writing paper 2 new broad axes 1 hatchet 
6 narrow hoes 27 broad hoes 3 pair sheep sheers 1 p. hooks and hinges 

2800 10d. nails 1500 8d. Do: 850 20d. Do: 2500 4d. Do: 190 30d. Do:

2 pairs great stillards 2 pees and 1 pair can hooks 13 sickles 3 hooks 
2 pairs large fire tongs 1 pair small Do: 1 fire stire 2 hand saws 
4 iron wedges and 3 cross saws 4 files one drawing knife 2 adds 
1 coopers adds 1 ax 1 howell 4 augers 6 chissels 2 gauges 
3 great gimlets 3 small Do: 1 spade 1 grubbing hoe 
1 pair pistols and holsters a corbine and simeter 1 old pair of pistols 
3 guns 1 old Do: without a sock 2 belts 1 sword 
1 plow shear and colter 1 claw hammer 1 warming pan 
2 walking canes 5 knives and forks 2 pair bellows 1 brush 
 a small parcel of shoe makers tools 4 pair bullet moulds 
2 pair marking irons a 2 foot rule 5 raisers 1 hone 
9 iron firgues 2 Do: letters 4 stapels 25 small pleat buttons 
9 3/4 shot 1 pair of scales and weights 8.4.2.1 1/2 1/4 all lead 
7 tea cups 6 pleats earthen ware 1 tea pot 2 chamber pots 

12 large earthen mugs 12 small Do: 1 punch bowl Do:

3 large basin Do: 4 small Do: 2 dishes Do: 5 plates Do: 
3 porringer Do: 13 milk pans Do: 7 other peices Do: 10 butter pots 
2 pitchers 1 canvas cupboard 18 patty pans 4 large deep pewter dishes. 
2 small Do: 8 large pewter dishers 4 small same 2 large basin 
5 small Do: 4 dozen of pewter plates 8 old Do: 3 pewter saucers 
1 pewter sarver 4 do: porringers 1 quart pot 2 pint pots 
6 doz: of pewter spoons 4 pewter chamber pots 1 mustard pot 2 salts 
6 tin pans 1 culender 1 dish cover 1 brass spire mortar 2 ladles Do: 
6 candlesticks Do: 1 pair snuffers Do: 1 tin candle stick 
1 large brass kitle 1 middling Do: 1 small Do: 
1 large brass skillet 1 old small Do: 2 tin funnels 
1 bread grater 2 iron spits 1 iron dripping pan 1 iron grid iron 
1 chafing dish 2 box irons 4 heaters 4 frying pans 2 pair iron pot racks 
1 large iron pot 3 middling pots 4 small pots 
6 pairs pot hooks 1 lanthern 1 great stone botle 1 small do: 
3 pales 5 pigins 7 trays 1 bowl 4 spinning wheels 
3 pair wool cards 1 lining wheel 2 pairs towcards 1 house bell 
2 iron bound rundlets 2.10 gallon rundlets 3 small rundlets 

10 doz of glass bottles 3 hair sifters 1 searth 7 of clean cotton 19 yards of Vir. wove cotton 17 yards of this country cloth

2 old saddles 110 old wool 1 iron ladle, 1 flesh fork 1 old table 
1 great Bible 2 small Do: 1 whole duty of man 16 other books 
4 drinking glasses 7 1/2 small buttoms 3 doz large Do: 8 hanks mohair 

3/4 of thread 7 1/4 fathom of new rope 1 iron pestle 2 carpits

1 cupboard cloth 1 old cub. d. flat a 10 foot boat with sculls and oars 
3 1/2 yards of brown linnen iron possnet very old 1 tin kitle 
1 sugar box 1 candle box 1 hollow adds 43 of old iron 
 hourses catle and hoggs sheep and the home house 

21 sheep 22 cows 13 calves 16 great steers 13 small steers and heifers 2 bulls

2 old mairs 2 breeding mairs 2 young mairs 1 mair colt 5 sadle horses 1 three 
    year old horse 

1-2 year old horse and 2 horses colts 10 breeding sows 45 barrows and spads

    sows Cattle at the quarter 

13 cows 3 great steers 5 small steers 3 calves

  a small quantity of household goods at the Quarter Viz: 
1 great pot 2 small Do: 2 pair pothooks 2 frying pans 1 iron pestle 1 sifter 1 pail 
1 pigin, 2 milk pans 2 tray 1 hand saw 3 iron wedges 1 new grubbing hoe 
1 claw hammer, a True Inventory by Hannah Travers

At a Court held for Stafford County the 9th day of May 1733.

This inventory of the estate of Rawleigh Travers deced. on motion of Rawleigh Travers son of the said deced. was admitted to record not having yet been recorded.

                                       Teste: 
                                           Tho Claiborne, Clerk 


Information on Rawleigh Travers

From "The Hunter Family of Virginia and Connections" from Genealogy.com:

Justice of Lancaster County 1682, 1687-8. "Mr. Rawleigh Travers, a member of this Court, appeared in behalf of his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkes (the Chart notes, Wilkes by a subsequent marriage) Oct. 11, 1693, Mr. Rawleigh Travers vs. Mrs. Elizabeth Wilkes, admnx. of Rawleigh Travers, late of this County, deceased." In 1687, Rawleigh Travers paid taxes on four tithables. He was living in 1694. Issue, according to Hayden, p. 300, 24 E, Rawleigh Travers, of Stafford, died single, Oct. 13, 1749; 25 E, Elizabeth (Cooke); 26 E, Sarah, died 1789, married, second, Peter Daniel. Rawleigh Travers, the father of those just mentioned, married Hannah Ball, who was mentioned in her father's Will, June 26, 1711 (Hayden, p. 58). Joseph Ball was of Epping Forest, Lancaster County, born, 1649, died, 1711, married 1675 (?), Elizabeth Romney. By Exec. Jour. Coun. Col. Va., Vol. 1, p. 444, Joseph Ball was appointed Lt. Col. of Militia of Lancaster County, June 3, 1699, and in Vol. 2, p. 438, he is on a list of persons appointed to take and certify affidavits in Lancaster County, Jan. 5, 1704-5. In Jour. H of B, 1695-1702, on page iv, Joseph Ball is listed as a Burgess for Lancaster County for 1698, 1700, 1702.

The statement of the children of Rawleigh Travers is somewhat more complete in Hayden on p. 300 than was given in the preceding paragraph: Rawleigh Travers married before 1707 (because on p. 57, Hayden, a deed of Joseph Ball, Feb. 7, 1707, names Mrs. Hannah Travers and others) to Hannah, daughter of Joseph Ball and Elizabeth (Romney) Ball; they had 24 E, Rawleigh, died single, Oct. 15, 1749, Stafford County, Will dated Oct. 10, 1749, proved, Dec. 12, 1749; 25 E, Elizabeth; 26 E, Sarah, died, 1789, who married, first, Capt. Christopher Pierson, second, Peter Daniel.

Miss Fanny Blow Hunter, W and M, Vol. 10, p. 64, says Rawleigh Travers and Hannah Ball were married in 1696, which seems questionable if she were born in 1683. The writer would rather consider the date as 1700 to 1702.

The father and mother of Rawleigh Travers were married prior to 1644 and the father was dead in 1674, a period of 30 years, during which Rawleigh Travers was born, a rather wide range; but this is somewhat reduced, for, we find he was a Justice for Lancaster County in 1682 which would not have been before he was at least 21 years of age, and scarcely that young. We will say he was given this responsible position when he was 25 years of age. This would put his birth in 1657; if so, he was 26 years of age when Hannah Ball was born; and, if he married her in 1702, when she was 19 years of age, he was at that time, 45 years old and in 1733, he would have been 76 years of age while she was 50 years old. This is a conservative view of the situation, possibly too conservative, for 25 years would be a low age for a Justice of the Peace. If we say he was born in 1645, then his age in 1702 would have been 57, 38 years older than Hannah Ball; and, in 1733, he would have been 88 years old.

The purpose of these figures as to Rawleigh Travers' probable age at different periods is merely to speculate upon the likelihood of the union of an old gentleman and a young bride coupled with the possibility of his death long before 1733, the year in which his Inventory was filed; and upon the likelihood of her having married 9 D, Simon Pearson, many years before Simon's death in 1733, and of her having been the mother of Simon's children, instead of their stepmother.

To further the examination of this subject, it may be well, at this time, to make some rough guesses as to the ages in 1733 of the known children of Rawleigh Travers and Hannah (Ball) Travers in order to observe if their ages were appreciably greater than the ages of the Pearson children.




Mr. Conway once wrote me as follows: "My mother's grandfather,Travers, Daniel, son of Sarah Travers and Peter Daniel, gentleman, of Cros's Nest, 'Travers Neck', Stafford Co., VA told her, my mother, that his grandfather, Raleigh Travers was a nephew of Sir. Walter Raleigh and grandson of the Earl of Travers, an English Nobleman." (Source: Virginia Genealogies by Rev. Horace Edwin Hayden.

Hill, p. 46; Cukro, p. 39

Of Stafford County on 7 FEB 1707/08 per deed of gift from Joseph Ball Sr. to Joseph Ball Jr. of that date. (Lancaster County Deed Book 9, p. 246-249).