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1. John Manning # 1 [3057],1,2,3 son of Thomas Manning [3068] and Susanna Taylor [3069], was born on 17 Dec 1615 in Soham, , Cambridgeshire, England 2,3 and died between 1669 and 1672 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 1,2,4,5 about age 54. [Parents are tentative .]

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of John (Johannes) Manning, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 5 John (Johannes) Manning (b. 12-17-1615, d. 1672, m. 1636) born in Cambridge, England and came to Norfolk, Va. in 1635 at the age of 20 with his brother, Thomas, aboard the Globe from the port of London. John and Lydia were married in Norfolk. In 1669 record is found of John and Lydia Manning living on the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River in Norfolk County, Va.
m. Lydia Richardson (b. 1617)
children: John Manning (b. 1643) m. Sarah Wattford
Mary Manning
Margaret Manning
Thomas Manning (b. 1641) m. Mrs. John Wattford

2. Bio: Norfolk Co., Virginia. 6 The name of the last wife of John Manning I was Lidia Richardson. Bans of matrimony for John Manning and Lidia Richardson were posted in the court of Lower Norfolk Co. in Feb. 1659. Manning's first wife was Mary, probably Whyte and his children were by her. Their children were:
Mary, wife of Roger Hodges
John Manning married Sarah Morton
Margaret, wife of Richard Taylor
Thomas Manning married first, the daughter of Francis Nash and second, the mother of John Wattford
Ellinor, wife of William Owen, Sr.

3. Miscellaneous Notes: 2 John Manning and his brothers Thomas and Edward and his sister, ???, arrived from England to America on August 10, 1635 on the passenger ship, the "Globe". Manning descendants handed down from generation to generation that the Mannings migrated to Virginia from County Kent in England. The James Register of Ships recorded that John Manning went to Virginia on the ship, Globe of London, in 1635. He was granted 200 acres of land in 1648 for bringing four new settlers to the colony.

Nicholas might have been another son of John (or perhaps one of his brother's sons or more likely one of his grandsons). From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" patent book no 8: ....Nicholas Manning, 267 acres Lower Norfolk Co., S'ly from the W. branch of Elizabeth River; adj. lands of Ward; Bruce; and Jno. Joyce; 23 Oct 1690, p. 120. Imp. of 6 persons.....

From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" patent book no 2; ....John Manning, 200 acres..Lower Norfolk Co., 25 Oct. 1648, p. 165. Upon northward side of Gaythers Creek, being a branch of the southward branch of Elizabeth River running unto land of Mermadicke Merrington. Due unto said William for trans. of 4 persons: William Baxter, Chr. Collins, Martha Brick, Francis Robinson.

From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" patent book no. 3....Gregory Parrett, 300 acres Lower Norfolk Co., 16 March 1652, p. 179. Up the S. branch of Elizabeth River against John Manning, N.N.W. along Julians Creek and c...

also... William Morton, 150 acres Lower Norfolk Co., Elizabeth River Parish, 26 Nov 1652, p. 140. Near John Manings Creek, running west to Marringtons land &c.

From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" patent book no. 5:... Mr. John Simpson, 2100 acres in the freshes and on N. side of Rappa. River 6 June 1666, p. 510, (626). Bounding on land of Mr. Charles Grimes, running S.S.E. and c. Trans. of 42 persons.....Jonathan Maning......

From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" patent book no. 6:.....Thomas Goldman. 1200 acres Rappa Co., south side the River upon the Maine pocoson of Hodskins Creek, 4 Apr. 1667, p. 105, trans: of 24 persons: .....Johnathan Manning.....

From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" patent book no 6.....John Meders and Henry Peters. 4200 acres on south side and about 3 miles from the River upon Powmansend Creek, Rappa Co., 17 Apr 1667, p. 28. Begins near the run next to land of Mr. Silvester Thatcher, &c, over a branch to Quarter branch &c. Trans. of 84 persons: Jonathan Manning.........

From: Virginia Land Patents of the Counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne & Warwick from Patent Books O & 6-1666 to 1679" by Alice Walker--
14 Sept 1667--John Manning 300 acres on the east side of the southerne branch of Elizabeth River in Lower Norfolk County begin: at a hickory standing by the side of a creek called Hattons? Creeks and soe running 32 paces W by the side of said creeke to a pine standing on a point upon the Maine River thence N 210 paces down the riverside to a pine and soe E by S 320 paces into the woods and from thence 90 paces adjoyning to said Mannings lands to the first station...200 acres formerly granted to said Manning by patent dated 25 Oct 1648 and 100 acres the residue from trans: of 2 persons: John Carpenter and Luke White. (Note: the Hattons Creeks above is faded and I believe it is Gathers Creeke see what follows AGW) In Nugent p. 180--25 Oct 1648 John Manning 200 acres Low. Norfolk Co. Upon Northward side of Gaythers Creek being a branch of the Southward Branch of Elizabeth River running unto land of Mermadicke Merrington.....&c.....

20 July 1669--John Herbert 1227 acres in Lower Norfolk County upon W side of Southern Branch of Elizabeth River begin: at a marked pine standing upon a point and soe running SSW 396 paces by the Maine River side to the mouth of a creeke called Deep Creeke thence WNW 496 paces up the said creeke to a small creeke called Goos (e the e is off the edge of the page) to a marked pine thence NNE 396 paces to the land of John Manning soe ESE 496 paces by Dueling Creeke and the River side to the said John Herbert by patent dated 1 Oct 1662 and 350 acres other part thereof by patent dated 11 Mar 1664 and 527 acres the residue for trans: of 11 persons: Jno.: Elizabeth Bankes, Jno: a Scott, Geo: Green, Mary Goodrich, Susan Poole, Wm. Green, Jno. Waller, Jno.: Clark, Mary Jone, James Harlow.
From: "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia 1640-1645" by Susie Ames (1645) I Peter Simms Master of the water duck of Rotter dam have received of Mr. Stephen Charlton of Virginia Five Thousand two hundred pounds of tobacco I say five thousand pounds of tobacco. For the tobacco I have delivered two pipes of wine which hee is to pay for it two and twenty pounds sterling in tobacco at three pence per pounds the Remaynder is forty three pounds which if Mr. John Manning merchant have not received satisfaction of Mr. John Jacobs merchant of the shipp water duck then I pray that you would pay the said sume of 43 pounds unto Mr. John Manning or his assignes in comidityes and in soe doeing I shall end and rest. Your loveing friend Peter Sims.

From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" patent book no. 6.... Charles Scarburgh, Devorax Brown, and Capt. Jno. West. 4500 acres Northampton Co., between Muddy Creek and Hunting Creek adjacent Law Robinson, Robert Hill, Teag Miscoll and Martin Moore; lands of William Onoughton, Roger Ternold, Thomas Orely and Jno. Lewis; 23 March 1671/2, p. 398. Trans. of 90 persons.....Jonathan Manning....

4. Immigration: arrived aboard the Globe from the port of London at the age of 20 with his brother, Thomas, 1635, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 7,8,9 The Globe 1635
August 7, 1635 The Globe departed London for Virginia
Ship and Passenger Information:
Jeremy Blackman, master
August 7, 1635
161 passengers listed............
Jo. Mannings.....20..........

John Manning listed as Jo. Mannings, age 20, came to Virginia in the Globe from London. Re: "Passenger and Imigration Lists Index, First Edition:, edited by P. William Filby with Mary K. Meyer, publish Research Company. Re: "The Original Lists of Persons of Quality 1600-1700." edited by John Camden Hotten, published by Genealogical Publishing Company. The passenger list for Globe is on page 119-120.

5. Deed: from Thomas Whyte to John Manning, Abt 1637, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 10 A deed to John Manning Sr., from Thomas Whyte (Book 6, p. 158), we believe, might well prove that Thomas White, who came to Virginia in 1637 with one Thomas Sawyer who was granted land in the Lower Co. of New Norfolk on the eastern branch of Elizabeth River, was the father-in-law of John Manning, Sr., father of his first wife Mary, mother of Mary Manning, wife of Roger Hodges.

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6. Court: ordered to pay Arthur Browne 554 lb. tobacco, 16 Jun 1645, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 11 Lower Norfolk Court, 16 June 1645. The court doth order that Thomas White and John Manning shall paye unto Arthur Browne, merchant, 554 lb. tob due per bill by the 10 Oct next with 1 years forbearance of the said debt with court charges otherwyse execucon.

*note--Ref: Walter, "Lower Norfolk County?", p. 172--check!

7. Land patent: received 200 acres along Gaythors Creeke, Norfolk Co., Va., 25 Oct 1648, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 12,13 Norfolk County, Virginia October 25, 1648
To all &c now know yee that I the said Sir William Berkeley doe with the consnet of the Councill of State accordingly give and grant unto John Manning two hundred acres of land scituate or being in the County of Lower Norfolke and lying on the northward side of a creeke called Gaythors Creeke being abranch of the southward branch of Elizabeth River and beginning at a marked pohickery standing by a branch side and runing for length north three hundred and twenty poles unto a marked pine and soe east one hundred poles unto a marked whie oake and soe south three hundred and twenty poles unto the land of Mormadicke Morrington unto a marked red oake standing by the branch side and soe runing down by or nigh on the branch side unto the first mentioned marked tree, the said land being due unto the said William Manning by and for the transportation of four persons into the Colony all whose names are in records mentioned under this patent, to have and to hold &c to be held &c yeilding and paying &c which payment is to be made seven years after the date hereof and not before dated the 25th of October 1648.
William Baxter Chr: Collins, Martha Brice, FFrancis Robinson

8. Land: 25 Oct 1648, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 2,14 From "Cavaliers and Pioneers" by Neil Nugent
and Jno. Portlocke, 490 acres, Lower Norfolk Co. on east side of the south branch of Elizabeth River; on the north side of Gater's Creek 21 Oct 1687, p. 625. Adjacent to Marmaduke Marrington 200 acres granted Jonathan Manning, 25 Oct. 1648, and by several deeds came due to Matheww Shippe, who assigned to said Portlocke, with 290 acres more; 200 acres by survey dated 24 Nov 1685, begins at Gater's Creek; to Hollowing Point Creek; to Cornelius Ellis, & etc. trans. of 6 persons: Jonah Flowers, Robert Lasingby, Oliver Barbican, Timothy Rowland, Robert Whaley, Thomas Mercer

9. Court: bound to good behavior for threatening Francis Emperor with loss of life, 15 Apr 1653, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 15,16 Jno. Manning and Peter Sexton bound to good behavior for threatening Francis Emperor gent. with loss of life. On submission of Jno. Manning to this Court and to Emperor, he is released from foregoing obligation. The Lowne goes security for Peter Sexton. (3 entries)

*note: handwritting is very difficult to read

10. Court: testimony on attack of wife, 15 Jul 1657, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 17 Thomas White the elder aged fifty eight or thereabouts saith that being at my house John Manning & his wife came over with him to my house for to tax Walter Costin & my sonne Tho: concerning some gross aspertions wch he said, he heard that my sonne & Walter Costin should declare upon his wife concerning James Danby, & he said ye he heard that they declared it to Ann Godby and I hearing at ye same time, Ann Godby was at Francis Fleetwoods, went with my sonne & Walter Costin & Jno Manning & his wife to Fran: Fleetwoods to cleare my son and Walter Costin of what John Manning had taxt them with, & then Ann Godby cleared my sonne & Walter Costin and this was ye words following wch I heard Jno Manning declare ye he heard my sonne & Walter Costin should say of his wife his ye coming home to his house, he asked his children where their mother was who answered him she was gone to ye garden by ye tob house to gather hearbs to make a poultice for Besse Mr. Davis maid her burst, & he going to ye tob house, he found James Danby strugling with his wife, & there had one hand under her, & with ye other hand kept James Danby from hers and wch ye John Manning down on his knees & said, for any things ye he knew there was how if a woman as any was in Virginia for he saw none hurt by him, Mary Wilkinson and Ann Godby & Fran: Fleetwood's wife was in the house at ye same time.
Sworn unto in court 15th July 1657
the mark of Thomas TW White
Walter Costin & Tho. White Junior deposeth ye Tamer & Tho. White doth & further sayeth not.
Sworn unto in court ye 15th July 1657
The marks of Walter B. Costin
The marks of Thos. O. White
Teste: Tho. Bridges

11. Deed: sells 500 acres to John Norgrane of Island of Barbadoes, 5 Mar 1660/61, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 18 To all Xryian people to whom this present writing shall come John Manning sendeth greeting: ni our Lord God Everlasting know ye that I the said John Manning of the country aforesaid ni the county of Lower Norfolk my heires executo admin and assignes for divers good cause unto (unreadable) toward and for a reasonable som of goods to me ni hand paid before the sealing and delivery hereof by John Norgrane have given granted bargained and sold and do give grant bargain and sell unto the said John Norgrane of the Island of Barbadoes his heires, executo adm and assignes forever all my tract or devidend of land containing: to five hundred acres or thereabouts lying and being in the county aforesaid wch said land butts and bounds on the north side of Gaithers Creek ni the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River ni the country aforesaid and so extending itself to the tract or dividend of land belonging to Marmaduke Marrington and Nicholas Robinson to have and to hold the said tract of land or dividend of land as aforesaid being five hundred acres of thereabouts with all houses orchards profits priveleges advantages as fishing fouling hunting or any other advantage whatsoever standing lying being or growing on the said land or any part or parts thereof (......unreadable.......) or (......unreadable.....) of me the said John Manning or any other acres or goods and (......unreadable.....) any ni crop to the said dividend of land or any (......unreadable....) thereof to me or their heires executor admin or assigns to have the said Norgrane his heires executor admin or assigns forever And further do sell for to the said Norgrane four milk cowes with the aforesaid land belong to the same the names of the said cowes are here under writen (......unreadable....) for the first quarter all the reasonable possession with the (unreadable) of all and every lot above (unreadable) by me and I the said John Manning my heires ex adm and assignes with Lydia my wife forever do baid ourselves fondly unto John Norgrane his heirs executors admin and assigns forever and father do disgage myself the said John Manning and my heirs as aforesaid five hundred acres of lands (unreadable) to the (unreadable) of the country aforesaid and to the same land forth wth to the said Norgrane his heirs executors administors assigns and lastly for the true and real forever of all and every else above by me bargained privelege I bind my self my heirs executors admin and assings ni the full (unreadable) of (......unreadable.....) to the said John Norgrane his heirs executors admin and assings. In witness whereof we hereunto set out hands and fixt our seals the fifth day of March 1661
the marks of
John IM Manning Lydia LM Manning
Signed sealed & sworn ni the presence of us
Tho Whyt
Wm Etheridge
Nicholas Robinson
The cows named are (unreadable) hogge, black mall, pretty daisy the right ears cows as have ni the left ears wth (unreadable) under the ears all of them.
Acknowledged in Court the 16th of (unreadable)
Teste: Jno Okeham, clerk

12. Land patent: 300 acres lower Norfolk Co, east side of the Southern branch of Eliz. river, 14 Sep 1667, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 19,20 Mr. John Maning (Manning) 300 acres Low. Norf. Co., E. side of the S'n br. of Eliz. Riv., 14 Sept 1667, p. 220. Upon Gatters Cr., & his own land. 200 acs granted him 25 Oct 1648 & 100 acs for trans. of 2 pers: Jno. Carpenter & Luke White

*description: 300 acres on the east side of the southern branch of Elizabeth River. Beg. g &c. by the side of a creek called Gatters Creek.
*note: patent is very difficult to read

13. Deed: gives to granddaughter, Mary Hodges 20 acres being in Julians Creek, 2 Apr 1669, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 21,22 To all Xryian people to whom this present writing shall come I John Manning of the Southern Branch of Eliza. River send greeting Know you that I the sd. John Manning as well for the naturall love and affection wch I have and doe bear to Mary Hodges my grandchild being ye daughter of my daughter Mary Hodges and Roger Hodges her husband as unto her heyres and for divers other good causes and considerations made hereunto especially meaning have given and granted and by these presents doe give grant and confirm unto ye sd Mary Hodges my granddaughter and unto her heires executores adminstrators and assigns forever all that part or parcel of land lying in a Ridge ajoyning to the Swamp by estimation twenty acres be ye same more or less lying and being in Julian Creek in Eliza River and part of 300 acres which I ye sd. John Manning formerly bought of one Thomas Whyte and whch said twenty acres of land is lately seated and a house built on the same by ye said Roger Hodges father of the sd Mary together with free liberty for ye sd Mary Hodges her heirs executors administrators and assigns to par and repose to etc from any landing or any other part belonging to ye sd three hundred acres of land, to have and to hold the sd parcel of land and every part & parcell thereof and ye apurtenances there unto belonging together with ye libertys and privileges aford unto ye sd Mary Hodges her heyres executors administrators or assigns or any other & so clayming or to claymed from by order made or my heyres. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand & seal this 2nd day of April in ye 20 year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord Charles ye 2nd Anno Dom 1669
John MI Manning
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
William Cole
Thomas Nash
Richard Taylor
Acknowledged in Court ye 2 April 1669
Teste William Porton, cc

14. Estate: ordered appraisal of estate of John Manning, 18 Jan 1668/69, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 23 Lower Norfolk Court, 18th Jany 1669. Ordered that Nicholas Robinson and Marmaduke Marrington apraise ye estate of Jno. Manning decd. att any time when Capt. William Carver shall think fitt to give them notice record of; he having presented to take the inventory for to present ye estate being very (indebted?)

*note--old handwritting very difficult to read

John married Mary White [1359] 6 [MRIN: 510], daughter of Thomas White [1436] and Unknown. Mary was born about 1634.22 Another name for Mary was Mary Whyte.24

Noted events in her life were:

1. Bio: of Mary White, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 25 Mary White aged 17 in 1651 was probably unmarried and daughter of Thomas (witnessed will in Lower Norfolk)
Granting that Mary, or first wife of John Manning, was probably Mary White, daughter of either Thomas of Gaythers Creek or John of Juliana Creek, it is not impossible that the Willis line also comes through her mother's side. Both Thomas & John White were men, grown when they came to Virginia and no doubt married already or soon after.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 F    i. Mary Manning [3059] 2,5 was born in 1637 2 and died after 1736.2,26

+ 3 F    ii. Margaret Manning [3061] 2,6,29 was born in 1639 2 and died between 5 Apr 1679 and 15 Aug 1679 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2,29,30 about age 40.

+ 4 M    iii. Thomas Manning [3063] 2,5,31 was born in 1641 2,5 and died after 1694.26,31

+ 5 M    iv. John Manning # 2 [244] 32 was born in 1650 in Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA 2 and died between Jul 1715 and Jan 1715/16 32 about age 65.

+ 6 F    v. Ellinor Manning [1360] .6

   7 F    vi. Daughter Manning [1363] .6

Daughter married Richard Lewelling [1364] 6 [MRIN: 513].

   8 M    vii. Perhaps James Manning [1368] .6

Noted events in his life were:

1. Power of Attorney: by John Brett, 1671-1672, Isle Of Wight Co., Virginia. 6 Perhaps, James Manning, who in 1671/2 was given power of attorney by John Brett in Isle of Wight Co.

There was a Thomas Manning in early Norfolk records who was a comtemporary of John ManningI who may have been father of No. 8 above

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+ 9 M    viii. Prehaps Nicholas Manning [1161] 6,33 was born in 1673 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 34 and died in 1719 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 34 at age 46.

John next married Lydia Richardson [3058] 2 [MRIN: 1034] in 1636 in Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA 2.,5 Lydia was born in 1617 in Virginia 2,5 and died in 1700 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 at age 83.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Alt Marriage: between John Manning & Lidia Richardson, 6 Apr 1660, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 35 Lower Norfolk Court, 6 April 1660. The banns of Matrimony are sett up at y court door between Jno. Manning & Lidia Richardson both of the parish of Elizabeth River.

*note--Lower Norfolk Book E, p. 253--check!
This marriage date is way off from marriage date of 1636 & birth dates of children.

2. Alt Marriage: John Manning to Lydia Richardson, Feb 1658/59, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 6,36 Documentation on John Manning, that settled Lower Norfolk County, Va. in 1635, indicates that he married Lydia Richardson c/1659/60. Ref: "Social Life of Virginia in the Seventeenth Century (p. 233) by Philip Alexander Bruce" and Lower Norfolk County Records, 1656-1666, pp. 90, 253. That is, in 1659 John Manning indicated his intentions to marry Lydia Richardson by posting a written notice on the court-house door.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Deed: sells tract of land which was wife's dower from death of husband John Manning, 1672, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 37 Know all men by these presents that I Edward Norrington with the consent of my wife Lydia have alienated bargained and sould from me my heyres executors admin or assigns one deudent or tract of land where I now live being the land that my aforesd wife had for her thirds of her former husbands land John Manning decd lying and being in a creek commonly called or known by the name of Julians Creek together with all housing orchards farming and all other rights profitts whatsoever be me or my sd wifes now belonging or apertayning the present crop now on the ground excepted which I am to have the produce to.... and carry away att my owne discretion with out trouble hindrance or molestation and I doe further oblige my admin or assigns to the sd. John Manning his heirs that I and my aforesaid wife Lydia shall make him or that acknowledged court according to law between this and the last of December next and also make delivery of the premises always provided that I have liberty before or after to fetch and carry away my corn cattle whatsoever else is or may be myne in witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and seale 1672
Edward T. Norrington
Lydia X Norrington


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2. Mary Manning [3059] 2,5 was born in 1637 2 and died after 1736.2,26

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1663. 26

2. Land: patent, 8 Nov 1666, Virginia. 2 From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" and patent book no 6: Thomas Towers, 720 acres, Northumberland Co., 8 Nov 1666, p. 71.
Begin: at the head of the Bevor Dam SW, south to branch of Chicacone River & continue to Maine branch of Kings Creek and continues. 450 acres granted him 4 July 1664 and residue for trans. of 6 persons: Henry Haines, Francis Goldsmith, Thomas Mathewes, MARY MANNING, Ezekiel Francis, Daniell Long.

and--Mr. Wm. Storke, 600 acres between Potomack and Rappa Rivers on branches of Appolmattox Creek, 24 Sept 1667, p. 56.
South by a branch dividing this and land of Mr. Jno. Washington, north by a branch dividing this and land of Capt. Ashton and Jno. Alexander & c. Trans. of 12 persons: MARY MANNING.......

3. Probate: request probate for her husband, Capt. Roger Hodges, 15 May 1706, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 38 In a Court held ye 15th of May 1706
Present: Coll. James Wilson, Maj'r Sam Boush, Mr. Matthew Godfrey, Capt. Geo. Newton, Capt. Wm. Langley, Capt. Matthew Spivey

Mary Hodges, relict of Capt. Roger Hodges, dec'd petitioning this court for a probate of her husband's last will & testament that is therein nominated executrix is accordingly granted--Henry Dale, Wm. Wilkins being her security

Upon ye petition of Mary Hodges, it is ordered that Jno Ives, John Wallis, Jno Creekmore & Thomas Cherry met at her house the first Wednesday in June next to appraise the estate of her husband, Capt. Roger Hodges dec'd and Capt. Matthew Spivey requested to be there to sweare y appraisors.

4. Inventory & Appraisement: of her husband, Capt. Roger Hodges, May 1708, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 39 In Acc't of some small things omitted & forgotten by Mary Hodges relict & widow of Capt. Roger Hodges dec'd and she gives an account to this worshipful court & ought to be added to ye inventory given in by her formerly court
To a brother--gold one burlott 0--3
To Jno Murphray--2 piggins 0--4
To John Williams--- 0--6
To Edward Richardson 0--2--6
To part of a hide Rich'd Hodges had 0--2--0
Signed
Mary (x her mark) Hodges
May 1708 this to be added to Capt. Hodges inventory & recorded
Teste: Jno Ferebee
The above hath be taken to an inventory putt into by Mary Hodges

Virginia, settled 1607, was not more than sixty years old at the time Roger Hodges and Mary Manning were married, and although the former was probably a new-comer to the Virginia scene, during their thirty years of married life, they lived in a sizeable nest of his wife's relatives.

5. Will: 10 Jan 1734/35, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 26 Will dated: 10 Jan 1735 Will Proved: 1736
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Mary married Captain Roger Hodges [1290] 40,41 [MRIN: 473] between 1665 and 1668.27 Roger was born about 1635 40 and died between 1706 and 1708 38,39,40 about age 71.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Roger Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 42 By profession Roger Hodges, Sr., was a cooper, and he seems to have been successful enough that several of his sons and grandsons followed his trade as long as they resided in tidewater Virginia. Tobacco was the medium of exchange in the Southern Colonies and making hogsbeads in which to ship it to European markets was a satisfactory occupation to at least three generations of this Hodges family.
Before his death in 1708 Roger Hodges had acquired the distinction of being addressed as Captain Roger Hodges but whether this title was one of respect, of a maritime nature or for military service, we do not kn ow, although the fact that it seems to have been bestowed late in life would indicate it to be one of respect.
The will of Roger Hodges like many of those of early 1700's is destroyed. However, from other documents of Norfolk, we have reconstructed the family of Capt. Roger Hodges and his wife, Mary Manning, daughter of John Manning, Sr., who were married about 1665-1668 in Virginia, since the Mannings had lived there even before 1648.

2. Court order: notified the court that he intended to be out of the country, 15 Apr 1666, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 10 Under date of April 15, 1666, we are introduced to Roger Hodges of Va. who that day notified the court that he intended to be out of the country (Norfolk Court Orders p. 32)

3. Deed: 200 acres fro importation of self two times, 15 Oct 1672, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 10 A certificate was granted Roger Hodge on Oct. 15, 1672 for 200 acres for importation of self two times. Since only 50 acres per person was allowed he must have had a companion each time, perhaps his wife ( p. 85 Court Orders of Norfolk 1666-1672)
Unfortunately for our Hodges research, many of the documents in Book 6 of Norfolk Records are not legible.

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4. Deed: patented 250 acres , 4 Sep 1680, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 10 There are several Hodges whose arrival in the Colony of Virignia are recorded in Nugents "Cavaliers & Pioneers" but Roger's is not unless he is the Hodges whose first name is blotted out.
And, while Roger's land holdings in Norfolk had their humble beginning in the twenty acres given Mary, probably the first child of Roger and his wife Mary Manning, he was soon to acquire more from the same source as recorded in Norfolk Records Book 6, p. 209. This too is not readable due possibly to fading and damaged by water.
On Sept. 4, 1680, he patented 250 acres in Lower Norfolk Co. (Grant Book 7, part 1, p. 55)

5. Deed: conveyed small tracts of land to Thomas Willoughby & Henry Dale, 3 Mar 1681/82, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 43 Before his death in 1708, Roger Hodges and wife, Mary, in two separate deeds each dated March 3, 1682, conveyed for an unnamed consideration small tracts of land to Thomas Willoughby and Henry Dale. The fact that records show that in 1689 Willoughby had wife, Margaret, indicateds that Margaret Hodges been the daughter of Richard & Margaret Taylor, who was left in the care of her uncle, Roger Hodges in 1679. Perhaps the wife of Dale was Susannah Taylor, her sister, also now grown.

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6. Deed: patented 1920 acres on south side of Northwest River, Apr 1693, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 10 In April 1693 Roger Hodges, John Creekmore and Edmund Creekmore patented 1920 acres on the south side of the Northwest River in Norfolk Co., Va.
The account of the division of this tract was recorded in Norfolk Records Book 5: p. 214 on March 15, 1693/4. "The surveyros having surveyed a tract of land about 1900 acres on the Southwest side of the Northwest River, and patented the same and having by proclamation put on a sale of lots of the said land--this is to say part of the said land is to belong to John Creekmore, another part of said land is to belong to Roger Hodges, and the lower part is to belong to Edmund Creekmore.
Signed:
John Creekmore
Roger Hodges
Edmund Creekmore

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7. Deed: 50 acres to son-in-law, John Page, 30 Dec 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 44 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper & my wife, Mary
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: John Page
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 30 Dec 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1696
Consideration: for valuable consideration
Signatures or marks: Roger Hodges Mary Hodges
Witnesses: William Wynnd John Hobour
Description: One part or parcel of woodland ground situating, lying and being on ye southside of (Sookie's)? Crook in the aforesaid branch the s'd land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less, the s'd land bounding on the north side of the land of John Manning on the east side and on (?) crook side to the corner tree of Richard Maupin and so along the s'd Maupin line to the (?) road side the land to have & to hold to the said John Page

*this deed is very difficult to read. It appears that in 1703, John Page deeds this property over to Thomas Ballentine

8. Deed: sell 50 acres to son-in-law, John Page, 30 Nov 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 45 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth river, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: John Page
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth river, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 30 Nov 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1796
Consideration: a very consideration in hand
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges Mary (M her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: William Wynnd John ?
Description: one part or parcel of woodland grounds situate lying being on southside of Soishing Crooke in the afores'd branch ye said land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less the s'd land bounding on the northside of the land of Jo. Manning on the one side and bordering crook side to the corner tree of Richard Martin & along the siad Martin line to the (?) road side, the same to have & to hold to the s'd John Page

9. Deed: sells 50 acres to son-in-law, John Page, 30 Dec 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 46 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper & Mary, my wife
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co.
Grantee: John Page
Residence:
Date of Deed: 30 Dec 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1696
Consideration:
Signature or marks: Roger Hodges Mary (M her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: Wiliam Wynnd John (?)
Description: fifty acres

*this deed is so difficult to read that I can't make out the land desciption

10. Deed: for love & affection to his son, Thomas Hodges, 15 Nov 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 47 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: to his son, Thomas Hodges
Date of Deed: 15 Nov 1703 Date recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration: for love & affection
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges
Witnesses: Joseph Cherry John Williams John Creekmur
Description: one hundred & twenty acres of woodland ground situating lying & being on the southernwest side of the Northwest River it is commonly called & known by the name of the Poyal Ridge it be my part of a dividend of land taken up by John Creekmur, Edward Creekmur & Roger Hodges the said land for bounds beginning at a marked pine it being whereof ye dividing line between the s'd Roger Hodges & Edward Creekmur and running southwest one hundred & twenty poles to a marked holly & from thence northwest one hundred & sixty poles to a marked pine & from thence northwest one hundred & twenty poles to a marked pine & from thence southwest to the first station tree

11. Deed: 50 acres to son, Thomas Hodges, 15 May 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 48 Grantor: Roger Hodges & my wife, Mary
Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantee: my son, Thomas Hodges
Residence:
Date of Deed: 15 May 1704 Date Recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration: ten pounds current money
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges
Witnesses: John Creekmur, Edward (E his mark) Creekmur, &
Edward (x his mark) Browne
Description: a piece of land lying toward the road of ye northwest river being fifty acres --beginning at a pine & running east fourty poles then north west one hundred & eighteen poles then northwest fifty six poles then running west niney poles then south by west thirty poles then southward one hundred & sixty poles to the first beginning and is part of the tract granted by Sir Edward (?) to John Creekmur, Edward Creekmur & the s'd Roger Hodges dated the 29th April 1693 & part of that (?) beloning to s'd Roger Hodges& is now (?) & occupation of the s'd Thomas Hodges: To have & to hold the s'd parcel of land

*this deed is very difficult to read

12. Inventory & Appraisement: of Capt. Roger Hodges, by his wife, Mary Hodges, May 1708, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 27,39 In Acc't of some small things omitted & forgotten by Mary Hodges relict & widow of Capt. Roger Hodges dec'd and she gives an account to this worshipful court & ought to be added to ye inventory given in by her formerly court
To a brother--gold one burlott 0--3
To Jno Murphray--2 piggins 0--4
To John Williams--- 0--6
To Edward Richardson 0--2--6
To part of a hide Rich'd Hodges had 0--2--0
Signed
Mary (x her mark) Hodges
May 1708 this to be added to Capt. Hodges inventory & recorded
Teste: Jno Ferebee
The above hath be taken to an inventory putt into by Mary Hodges

Virginia, settled 1607, was not more than sixty years old at the time Roger Hodges and Mary Manning were married, and although the former was probably a new-comer to the Virginia scene, during their thirty years of married life, they lived in a sizeable nest of his wife's relatives.

Children from this marriage were:

   10 F    i. Mary Hodges [1331] 27,40 was born before 1669 40 and died before 1703.40

Mary married Williams [1369] 27 [MRIN: 516].

+ 11 M    ii. Roger Hodges [3060] 2 was born about 1671 40 and died between 18 Aug 1716 and 16 Nov 1716 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 about age 45.

+ 12 M    iii. Joseph Hodges Sr. [1292] 40,49,50 was born about 1673 40 and died between Nov 1765 and Aug 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 27,40,49,50 about age 92.

   13 M    iv. Thomas Hodges [1294] 27,40 was born about 1675 40 and died before 1715.40

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: cooper, 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 27

2. Deed: for love & affection gives 120 acres from his father, Roger Hodges, 15 Nov 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 52,53 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: to his son, Thomas Hodges
Date of Deed: 15 Nov 1703 Date recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration: for love & affection
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges
Witnesses: Joseph Cherry John Williams John Creekmur
Description: one hundred & twenty acres of woodland ground situating lying & being on the southernwest side of the Northwest River it is commonly called & known by the name of the Poyal Ridge it be my part of a dividend of land taken up by John Creekmur, Edward Creekmur & Roger Hodges the said land for bounds beginning at a marked pine it being whereof ye dividing line between the s'd Roger Hodges & Edward Creekmur and running southwest one hundred & twenty poles to a marked holly & from thence northwest one hundred & sixty poles to a marked pine & from thence northwest one hundred & twenty poles to a marked pine & from thence southwest to the first station tree

* This was part of the grant of 1920 acres which had been made to Roger Hodges I and the two Creekmores in 1693/4 and was deeded to Thomas II in exchange for his rights to other lands which his father owned. The fact that both he and his father recognized his legal rights to property still in his father's possession suggests that he was the eldest son and as such, heir to his father and the original holdings.
By turning one page over from p. 35, in Bk. 7, we find proof for this presumption. (see next event)

3. Deed: gives to father, Roger Hodges land that was deeded to sister, Mary Hodges from their grandfather, John Manning, 15 Nov 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 54 Grantor: Thomas Hodges, cooper
Residence: of the Northwest River
Grantee: Roger Hodges
Residence:
Date of Deed: 15 Nov 1703 Date Recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration:
Signature or mark: Thomas Hodges
Witnesses: Joseph Cherry John Williams John Creekmur
Description: Do in consideration of land given to me by my father, Roger Hodges on the northwest river do by thee....the land where my father Roger Hodges now lives unto my father, Roger Hodges, & to whom it shall please to give it sell or bequeath it to ...especially the Ridge wch my father now lives on containing by estimation twenty acres be the same more or less, which was formerly given by my grandfather John Manning deceased unto my sister Mary Hodges deceased the s'd land to have & to hold with my father Roger Hodges & to whom he shall please to give it & to them & their heirs forever to peacefully & quietly to enjoy the same

4. Deed: receives 50 acres from father, Roger Hodges, 15 May 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 55 Grantor: Roger Hodges & my wife, Mary
Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantee: my son, Thomas Hodges
Residence:
Date of Deed: 15 May 1704 Date Recorded: 15 May 1704
Consideration: ten pounds current money
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges
Witnesses: John Creekmur, Edward (E his mark) Creekmur, &
Edward (x his mark) Browne
Description: a piece of land lying toward the road of ye northwest river being fifty acres --beginning at a pine & running east fourty poles then north west one hundred & eighteen poles then northwest fifty six poles then running west niney poles then south by west thirty poles then southward one hundred & sixty poles to the first beginning and is part of the tract granted by Sir Edward (?) to John Creekmur, Edward Creekmur & the s'd Roger Hodges dated the 29th April 1693 & part of that (?) beloning to s'd Roger Hodges& is now (?) & occupation of the s'd Thomas Hodges: To have & to hold the s'd parcel of land

*this deed is very difficult to read

Thomas married Frances [1295] 40 [MRIN: 476]. Frances was born about 1670 40 and died in 1730 40 about age 60.

+ 14 M    v. Richard Hodges [3113] 56 was born about 1677 40 and died between Feb 1749/50 and Nov 1751 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 57 about age 73.

+ 15 M    vi. Benjamin Hodges [1296] 27,40 was born about 1679.40

   16 F    vii. Ellinor Hodges [1298] 27,40 was born about 1681 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.40

Ellinor married John Page [1299] 40 [MRIN: 479] about 1705.40 John was born about 1675.40

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: from father-in-law, Roger Hodges deeds 50 acres to John Page, 30 Dec 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 27,58 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper & my wife, Mary
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: John Page
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 30 Dec 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1696
Consideration: for valuable consideration
Signatures or marks: Roger Hodges Mary Hodges
Witnesses: William Wynnd John Hobour
Description: One part or parcel of woodland ground situating, lying and being on ye southside of (Sookie's)? Crook in the aforesaid branch the s'd land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less, the s'd land bounding on the north side of the land of John Manning on the east side and on (?) crook side to the corner tree of Richard Maupin and so along the s'd Maupin line to the (?) road side the land to have & to hold to the said John Page

*this deed is very difficult to read. It appears that in 1703, John Page deeds this property to Thomas Ballentine

*Elinor, wife of John Page (Elinor was a favorite name in the Manning family.

2. Deed: receives 50 acres from father-in-law, Roger Hodges, 30 Nov 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 59 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth river, Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: John Page
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth river, Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 30 Nov 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1796
Consideration: a very consideration in hand
Signature or mark: Roger Hodges Mary (M her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: William Wynnd John ?
Description: one part or parcel of woodland grounds situate lying being on southside of Soishing Crooke in the afores'd branch ye said land containing by estimation fifty acres be the same more or less the s'd land bounding on the northside of the land of Jo. Manning on the one side and bordering crook side to the corner tree of Richard Martin & along the siad Martin line to the (?) road side, the same to have & to hold to the s'd John Page

3. Deed: buys 50 acres from father-in-law, Roger Hodges, 30 Dec 1695, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 60 Grantor: Roger Hodges, cooper & Mary, my wife
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co.
Grantee: John Page
Residence:
Date of Deed: 30 Dec 1695 Date Recorded: 16 Sept 1696
Consideration:
Signature or marks: Roger Hodges Mary (M her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: Wiliam Wynnd John (?)
Description: fifty acres

*this deed is so difficult to read that I can't make out the land desciption

4. Deed: to Thomas Ballentine, 16 Aug 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 61 Grantors: John Page and Eleanor, his wife
Grantees: Thomas Ballentine
Date Signed: 16 August 1703 Date recorded: 16 August 1703
Consideration:
Signature or mark: John Page Eleanor Page
Witnesses: Francis Sayer Henry Veale
Description:
*this document is very hard to read, but it doesn't appear to give a description of the land and since it follows directly after the deed of Roger Hodges to John Page, it stands to reason that John Page deeded this over to Thomas Ballentine

5. Deed: tranfer over to Thomas Ballentine, 16 Apr 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 62 Grantors: John Page & his wife, Eleanor
Residence:
Grantees: Thomas Ballentine
Date of Deed: 16 April 1703 Dated Recorded: 16 August 1703
Consideration:
Signature or marks: Jno. (x his mark) Page Elinor (x her mark) Page
Witnesses: Francis Sayor Henry (x his mark) Dale
Description: transfer & sell over unto Thomas Ballention whose right titles & interest to therein mentioned s'd bill of sale from us unto the s'd Thomas Ballentine

6. Deed: transfers to Thomas Ballentine, Aug 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 63 Grantor: John Page & Eleanor, his wife
Residence:
Grantee: Thomas Ballentine
Residence:
Date of Deed: Aug 1703 Date Recorded: 27 Sept 1703
Consideration:
Signature or mark: John (x his mark) Page, Eleanor (x her mark) Page
Witnesses: Henry (x his mark) Diel
Description:

*this deed is extremely difficult to read. It appears that John Page is transferring the 50 acres he received from his father-in-law, Roger Hodges over to Thomas Ballentine.

   17 F    viii. Joan Hodges [1300] 27,40 was born about 1683 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.40

Joan married John Aldridge [1301] 27,40 [MRIN: 481] about 1705.40 John was born about 1680.40

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: land deeded to John Aldridge from Roger Hodges, 29 Jul 1696, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 27 Norfolk Co. Deed Book 6: pg. 57

Mary next married Edward Davis [1344] 27,28 [MRIN: 504], son of Edward Davis Sr. [1378] and Unknown, before 15 May 1710.28

Marriage Notes: Before May 15, 1710, Mary Hodges, widow of Roger Hodges had married Edward Davis (Deed Book 8, p. 154)

After the death of Roger Hodges, his widow married Edward Davis, as proved in a deed recorded on page 154, Book 8, dated May 15, 1710.
"Edward Davis as marrying Mary Hodges,widow of Roger Hodges, dec'd did become in right of her dower of land, now in occupation of Joseph Hodges, son of the said Roger & Mary Hodges. 6

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Edward Davis Sr., 8 Oct 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 64 To my son, Edward Davis--after his mother's decease, my best bed & my high suit of clothes ye table & form & couch
Edward Jr. is a witness to his father's will

Children from this marriage were:

   18 M    i. Edward Davis III [1379] .

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Edward Davis Sr.--his gun, 8 Oct 1703, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 64 To my grandson, Edward Davis--my gun


   19 F    ii. Daughter Davis [1439] .

Daughter married Nicholas Willis [1440] 25 [MRIN: 544] before 1700.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: Nicholas Willis to daughter to Edward Davis, 1700, Princess Ann Co., Virginia. 25 Nicholas Willis was son-in-law in 1700 of Edward Davis of Princess Ann Co., formerly part of Lower New Norfolk (Book 1, p. 266 P.A. records)

3. Margaret Manning [3061] 2,6,29 was born in 1639 2 and died between 5 Apr 1679 and 15 Aug 1679 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2,29,30 about age 40.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1661. 26 *Note--according to the wills of Margaret & Richard Taylor and the listing of their children. Margaret & Richard would have died at ages 18 & 24. To have 5 children by thoses ages may not be unheard of, but I think unlikely. Needs further investigation.

2. Will: of Margaret Taylor, Aug 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 65 Testator: Margaret Taylor Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executors:
Date Signed: 5 April 1679 Date Proved: 15 Aug 1679
Signature or Mark: Margaret M Taylor
Witnesses: Roger Hodges Richard R Harris
Bequests, Devises:
To my 4 small children--all my goods
To my son John--to have his share of
I appoint guadians: my brother Roger Hodges may have my daughter Margaret, my brother Thomas Manning--my daughter Suzanna, & Wm. Owens--my son Richard
To my son John may live upon the plantation with his stock
I appoint my brothers Roger Hodges, Jno Manning & Thomas Manning and my loving friend Wm. Owens to be my overseers over my son John and to putt whomever they shall think fitt to live on ye plantation w/him.
As for my son Thomas, after his years nursing to be at his disposal of my overseers and in ? time his share to remain on ye plantation with my son John.

*note: the will is very hard to read, so there may be errors in how the property was divided.

Margaret married Richard Taylor [3062] 2,66 [MRIN: 1036] in 1655.2 Richard was born in 1639 2 and died between 29 Mar 1679 and 21 May 1679 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 66 about age 40.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1655. 26 *note--I question this birth date. As per Richard Taylor's will (1679)--he names 4 children in his will, yet he would have died at age 24. In conjunction with his wife's possible age of 18--it seems unlikely.

2. Will: of Richard Taylor, 29 Mar 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 67 Testator: Richard Taylor Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executor: my wife, Margaret Taylor
Date Signed: 29 March 1679 Date Proved: 21 May 1679
Signature or Marks: Richard Taylor
Witnesses: Roger Hodges Ellinor (x her mark) Owens
Bequests & Devises:
To my wife, Margaret Taylor--one third part of my whole estate,
To my friend, John Landing--two cows and hay
To my daughter, Margaret--one cow
To my son, Richard--one two year old and hay for
To my daughter, Suzan--one yearling hay for wch properly
To Richard--? and cow
To my god son, Richard Hodges--one cow
To my god daughter, Elizabeth Daniel--one cow
To my son John--the plantation that I now live on
To my son Richard--all my land on north side of G Creek and against my house
And if my wife remains a widow my sons to live with her until they come of age of one and twenty years and if she marry then to be at age
To my son John at age eighteen--I give all my wearing clothes with ? yards of canvas
To my son John--two guns, my old gun and the gun I bought of Jno Fallack
To my son Richard--one musket wch I bought about of the ?

3. Inventory & Appraisement: of Richard Taylor, 6 Jun 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 68 An Inventory of the estate of Richard Taylor dec'd and appraisal for was shown according to the best of our judgment and also divided of ?? of the said estate in manner and form following:
John Taylor his shares in tobacco 374
and 2 cows Princess and Jumble 800
two hoggs abt 200
all with J. Evans already into his possess
Margaret Taylor in Roger Hodges his possession her share by
appraisal in goods and hoggs 574
two calves, 2 horese and 1 cow, 1 yearling hay for 1 yearling bill 1300
Rich'd Taylor in Wm. Owens possession in goods and hoggs 574
four cows & calves 1300
Suzan Taylor in Thomas Manning possession in goods hoggs &
calves ye like quantity
Thomas Taylor in Jno Manning possession in goods hoggs & calves
one yearling bill now divided and appraised
This is a just list to the best of our Judgement whereunto we have sett our hands this 6th of June 1679
Jas. Profitt, Thos. R. Richardson, Joseph E. Ayns, Jno. EE Endridge
Sworn to in Court to be a true Inventory by Roger Hodges
This 15th of Augt. 1679
Teste: Wm. Porter, C. Clk

Children from this marriage were:

   20 F    i. Margaret Taylor [3108] 29,66 was born after 1658 29 and died after Apr 1679.29,66

Noted events in her life were:

1. Orphaned: left in care of brother, Roger Hodges, 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24,29

   21 M    ii. Richard Taylor [3109] 29,66 was born after 1658 29 and died after Apr 1679.29,66

Noted events in his life were:

1. Orphaned: left in care of friend, William Owens, 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24,29

   22 F    iii. Suzanna Taylor [3110] 29 was born after 1658 29 and died after Apr 1679.29,66 Another name for Suzanna was Suzan.66

Noted events in her life were:

1. Orphaned: left in care of brother, Thos. Manning, 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24,29

   23 M    iv. John Taylor [3111] 29,66 was born after 1658 29 and died after Mar 1678/79.29,66

Noted events in his life were:

1. Orphaned: may choose whom he will live with, 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24,29

   24 M    v. Thomas Taylor [3112] 29,69 died after Apr 1679.29

Noted events in his life were:

1. Orphaned: left to dispostion of overseers, 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24,29

4. Thomas Manning [3063] 2,5,31 was born in 1641 2,5 and died after 1694.26,31

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Thomas Manning, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 Thomas Manning mentioned with Roger Hodges husband of Mary Manning as brother by Margaret Taylor, probably married, first the daughter of Francis Nash who in 1686 mention young Thos. Manning in his will. Thomas evidently married second, the mother of John Wattford who in 1694 calls Thomas Manning his father-in-law (step father) and his (Wattford's brothers, Solomon, Thomas and John Manning, and sister Sarah Manning.

2. Alt Birth: 1662. 26

3. Marriage: married a Rachel Bliss, 28 Oct 1674. 2 A Thomas married a Rachel Bliss on Oct 28, 1674. This could be the second marriage for this Thomas since the last child of the first marriage was born in 1671

*Needs further research

4. Land: 20 Apr 1682, Jordans Parish, Charles City Co., Virginia. 2 On 20 April 1682, a Thomas Manning purchased some land in Jordans Parish in Charles City Co., on the south side of the James River. This could be another Thomas Manning, but this Thomas is about the correct age.

*Needs further research

5. Will: named as executor to son-in-law, John Wattford's will, 29 Apr 1694, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 31 ...,y father-in-lawe Thos. Manning exec....

Thomas married Daughter Nash [1156] [MRIN: 432], daughter of Francis Nash [1435] and Unknown.

Thomas next married Mrs. John Wattford [3093] 5 [MRIN: 1037] about 15 Apr 1674 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Court: 15 Apr 1674, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 70 Lower Norfolk Court, 15 April 1674. Judgement confessed by Thomas Manning who married the relict of John Watford for the payment of 418 lb of tob and cask to Mr. James Thelaball with cost asl ex being due by a bill from order the sd. Watfords hands.

*note--old handwriting very difficult to read

Children from this marriage were:

   25 M    i. Solomon Manning [3064] 2 was born in 1665 2 and died after 1694.2

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from brother-in-law, John Wattford, May 1694, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 31 ....all my land unto my brother Solomon Manning, the youngest son of my father-in-law Tho. Manning

*note: this claims that Solomon is the youngest son of Thomas Manning. The postings on the internet list him as the oldest child. I would take the evidence of the will as bearing much more weight as to proof.

   26 M    ii. John Manning [3065] 2,31 was born in 1667 2 and died after 1694.2,31

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from brother-in-law, John Wattford, 15 May 1694, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 31 ...unto my brother John Manning one heifer...

   27 M    iii. Thomas Manning [3066] 2,31 was born in 1669 2 and died after 1694.2,31

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from brother-in-law, John Wattford, 15 May 1694, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 31 ...unto my brother Thomas Manning three sowes and a young barrow....

   28 F    iv. Sarah Manning [3067] 2,31 was born in 1671 2 and died after 1694.2,31

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from brother-in-law, John Wattford, 15 May 1694, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 31 ....unto my sister Sarah Manning...one heifer

5. John Manning # 2 [244] 32 was born in 1650 in Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA 2 and died between Jul 1715 and Jan 1715/16 32 about age 65.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of John Manning, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 24 John Manning who was his father's heir and of age before Feb 15, 1672 (Bk. E, p. 136) married Sarah Morton, daughter of William and Ann Morton (wills of Ann Morton (Book 4,p. 14) and of Wm. Morton Jr. (Book 7, p. 35, Norfolk Co. 1703/4). He died 1716 leaving sons Joseph, John III, William and Thomas Manning (Norfolk records book 9, p. 570)

2. Bio: of John Manning Sr., Norfolk Co., Virginia. 7 John Manning Sr. (b. 1643, m. 1664) born in Norfolk, Va.; he and Sarah Wattford presumably lived out their lives on the Elizabeth River in Norfolk, Va.
m. Sarah Wattford
children: Joseph Manning (b. 1665) m. Martha ____
John Manning Jr. (b. 1667) m. Mary Rowse
William Manning (b. 1669) m. Mary
Thomas Manning m. Sarah Taylor

3. Alt Birth: 1643, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 5

4. Land: 27 Sep 1680, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 2 From: "Cavaliers and Pioneers" by Neil Nugent
Roger Hodgis, 242 acres, Lower Norfolk Co., near the Roadway and near Henry Dale, by Goose Creek; to Herbert's corner, near "John Manning"; on Julyan's Creek; to Nash's corner; 27 Sept. 1860, p. 55. Trans. of 5 persons--Patent book 7

5. Land patent: 31 acres on the side side of Julians Creek, 24 Apr 1700, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 71 Grantors: Frances Nicholason, Governor of Virginia
Grantees: John Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Patent: 24 April 1700
Consideration:
Signatures or marks: F F Nicholason
Witnesses: Richard Gummes
Description: 31 acres of land situate lying and being in the county of Norfolk on the south side of a creek called Julians Creek beginning at a pine standing by the aforesaid creek side and being a line was of Roger Hodges his land running (?) & due south twenty one poles and a rod (?) Hodges corner tree a laid tree of Thomas Whites east by north one hundred rods twenty eight poles bounding on Whites line is a pine standing by the aforesaid creek and thence running the parcell of Thos P. Croft and bounding thereons the foresaid mentioned station the said land being and unto the said John Manning by and for the transportation of one person into this Colony whose name is to be in the records mentioned under this covant.

*note: this record very difficult to read

6. Deed: grant to son, Joseph Manning parcel of land containing 100 acres more or less, 6 Jun 1713, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 72 County: Norfolk County State: Virginia
Deed Book: 9 Page: 256-257
Respository: Chesapeake Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Grantors: John Manning Residence: Elizabeth River Parrish, Norfolk Co.,
Grantees: my son, Joseph Manning
Date of Deed: 6 June 1713 Date Recorded: 19 June 1713
Consideration: gift
Signatures or Marks: John IM Manning Sen.
Witnesses: William Manning, Richard RN Nash Sen., Sarah N Nash
Description: I, John Manning now of the River Parrish and county aforesaid have given granted and by these presents do freely clearly and absolutely give and grant to my loving son Joseph Manning a certaine parcell of land it being the plantation that I know live on and bounded by marked trees containing one hundred acres of land more or less within the said bound together with the plantation houses orchards fences woods and woodland ground upper woods and underwoods, timber and timber trees and all manner of appurtenances to the said lands appertaining or belonging with all withall manner of priviledges profetts and commodityes to the same lands belonging as I my selfe have might or could have had all the said land as aforesaid to have and to hold all the aforesaid lands and priviledges unto my loveing son Joseph Manning and his heirs lawfully begotten of his own body and there heirs for ever, and for want of such heirs to fall and return to my three sons John, Wiliam and Thomas Manning equally to be devided between them and there heirs in the same manner my son John Manning to have his part of the land joyning next to him to goe up to the head line my said son Joseph Manning and his heirs as aforesaid not debarring me the aforesaid John Manning doner of priviledge of or upon any part or parcell of the said lands and tenements and possessions during my natural life (also) my loveing wife to have her living and benefit of the said priviledges and plantation dureing her natural life the said lands and priviledges as aforesaid to my loveing son Joseph Manning as aforesaid and his heirs as aforesaid to enjoy occupie possess peacably with out any manner of condition as I the said John Manning as aforesaid have absolutely and of my own free will and accord set and put in further testimony. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett and putt my hand and seale this sixth day of June one thousand seven hundred & thirteen

7. Deed: gives to son, John Manning Jr. 100 acres more or less, 6 Jun 1713, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 73 Name: John Manning Sen. Residence: Southern Branch of Elizabeth River Parish
Occupation: planter
Description: to my loving son, John Manning Jr., a certain parcel of land on which he now lives known by the name of the old plantation lying between two creeks & line of marked trees containing 100 acres, with plantation house, orchards, fences, woods, woodlands, timber--if no heirs--then to fall to my three sons Wiliam, Joseph, & Thomas to be equally divided.
Date: 6 June 1713 Date Recorded: 19 June 1713
Signed: Jno. IM Manning
Witness: Joseph Manning, William Manning, N. Willis

8. Deed: gives to son William Manning 60 acres land known as Cuther Neck, 6 Jun 1713, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 74 Grantors: John Manning, planter
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River parrish, Norfolk Co., Virgina
Grantees: my loving son, William Manning
Residence: Norfolk Co., Virginia
Date of Deed: 6 June 1713 Date Recorded: 19th June 1713
Consideration:
Signatures or Marks: Jno I M Maning
Witnesses: Joseph Manning John I Manning J N Willis
Description: 60 acres more or less, being the land by son, William now lives on known by the name of the Curther Neck bound by a line of marked trees together with the plantation house, orchards, fences, woods and woodland ground uper woods and underwoods timber and all manner of timber trees and all manner of appurtenances to the said lands appertaining or belonging with all manner of previlidges profits and commodities to the same lands to my son, Wm. Manning and his heirs. For want of heirs, then to fall and return to my son, Thomas Manning & his heirs.

9. Deed: gives to son Thomas Manning 40 acres land being on Julian Creek, part of the Curther Neck, 6 Jun 1713, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 75 Grantors: John Manning
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River parrish, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Grantees: to my son, Thomas Manning
Residence: Norfolk Co., Virginia
Date of Deed: 6 June 1713 Date Recorded: 19th June 1713
Consideration:
Signatures or Marks: John I M Manning
Witnessess: Wiliam Manning Joseph Manning J N Willis
Description: parcel of land on which there is a corn field now planted on part of it lying and being on Julian Creek side and being part of the tract that is called the Curther Neck and bounded by marked trees containing 40 acres of land more or less within the said bounds together with the said plantation house, orchards, fences, woods and woodland ground uper woods and under woods timber and all manner of timber trees and all manner of appurtanences to the said lands to my loving son Thomas and his heirs. If no heirs then the land to return to my son, William Manning and his heirs.

10. Will: 22 Jul 1715, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 76 In the Name of God, Amen, I, John Manning Senr of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River Parrish in the County of Norfolk being grown aged & at this present in my right sense & strength at this in my body & right sound memory for which mercy I give the almighty God hearty thanks but calling to mind the certainty of death and the uncertainty of its coming doe make this my last will and testament in manner and form following (viz) I doe hereby make this my last will and testament revoaking and disanulling all former will or wills and testament by me made either by word or writting & this to be taken and held for my very last will & testament in manner & form following first I give and bequeath my soul into the hands of almighty God my Redeemer, & as for my body I give and bequeath my body to ye earth to be decently buried at the discretion of my executrs hereafter named I doe hereby nominate and appoint my loveing wife Sarah Manning and my loveing son Joseph Manning executr of this my last will and testament and as for what small estate it hath pleased almighty God to bless me with as well real and personall I give in manner and form following (viz)
Item: I give and bequeath to my loveing son John Manning the plantation whereon he now liveth and is in possession of with the wood land ground thereunto appertaining ye land being bounded betwixt two creeks beginning at the head of a gutt soe running from the said up a line of marked trees to the head line ye same being by compessission one hundred acres more or less, which I give to him my son John Manning to him & his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath to my loveing son Joseph Manning after the decease of Sarah my wife the plantation whereon I now live with all houses orchards fences clear ground & woodland ground thereon belonging the same being bounded (viz) beginning and running from the head of the gutt that my son John Manning's beginnings & running up the said line to the head line and soe bound round by the line of marked trees to the beginning hte head of the said gutt containing one hundred acres more or less he my son Joseph Manning to build and line on the said land where he shall think fitt during my wife's natural life but not to molest his mother further I give my wife free grace & regrace of the whole part of the said land excepted the two thirds of the orchard which two thirds of the said orchard I give to my son Joseph after my death & the other one third of the orchard to my wife Sarah during her natural life the said plantations and land containing one hundred acres more or less to him as aforesaid and his heirs for ever
Item: I give and bequeath unto my loveing son William Manning the plantation whereon he now lives and is possessed with the said appurtenances thereof the same being by estimation sixty acres more or less as it is bounded round by a creek and a line of marked trees the said land to him & my said son William & to his heirs for ever to my said son William and his heirs shall or may have a free outlet for his or there creatures without any stop barr or hindrance
Item: I give and bequeath unto my loveing son Thomas Manning a certain tract & dividend of land of fourty acres more or less bound round by a creek and a line of marked trees the said son Thomas Manning joyning to my son William's land the said fourty acres with the appurtenances to him my said son Thomas Manning & to his heirs for ever
Item: I give and bequeath to my loveing son Joseph Manning the feather bed & furniture thereof the same whereon I now lye on the said bed to him my son Joseph imediately after the death of my wife to him & his heirs for ever
Item: I give and bequeath to my loveing son Thomas one bed & furniture it being filled with feathers & flocks the said bed to him & his heirs for ever
Item: I give and bequeath all the rest of my personall estate not before by me in this will given to my loveing wife during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided among all my children provided that all my just debts be paid first by my executrs out of my personall estate then the remainder to my children as aforesaid to them & their heirs for ever
Unto this my last will & testament I have hereunto set my hand & fixed my seale the twenty second day of July one thousand seven hundred & fifteen
Signed: John (X his mark) Manning senr
Signed sealed in the presence of us
John (X his mark) Manning Junr
Joseph (x his mark) Hodges
John Willis
Proved by the oaths of all the witnesses hereunto subscribed this 18th day of January 1716 in open Court and ordered to be recorded
Thos Butt

John married Sarah Morton [382] 77 [MRIN: 109], daughter of Wiliam Morton [1433] and Ann [1434], in 1664 in Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA 2.,5 Sarah was born in 1643 2 and died after 1715.32

Children from this marriage were:

+ 29 M    i. John Manning Jr. # 3 [209] 78,79,80 was born in 1685 in Lower Norfolk, Virginia 2 and died between Nov 1757 and Jan 1758 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 81,82 about age 72.

+ 30 M    ii. Joseph Manning [536] 32,83 was born in 1687 2 and died between Mar 1732/33 and Dec 1742 in , Norfolk Co., Virginia 2,32,83 about age 46.

+ 31 M    iii. William Manning [539] 32,84 was born in 1689 2 and died after Apr 1763 in Alexanders Corner, Hanover, Virginia, USA.2,32,84

+ 32 M    iv. Thomas Manning [540] 32 was born in 1691 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between 1716 and 1782 in Virginia 2,32 about age 25.

   33 M    v. Soloman Manning [3038] 2 was born in 1693 2 and died between 1694 and 1783 2 about age 1.

6. Ellinor Manning [1360] .6

General Notes: At the time of his death Wm. Owen had wife Mary, so we surmised that Ellinor Owen who signed the will of Margaret Manning Taylor was Ellinor Manning and Owen's first wife. 6

Noted events in her life were:

1. Witness: the will of brother-in-law, Richard Taylor, 1679, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 6 witness as: Ellinor Owen

Ellinor married William Owens Sr. [1361] 6 [MRIN: 511] before 1679.6 William died between 10 Dec 1710 and 18 May 1711 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.6

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: of William Owens Sr., Between 10 Dec 1710 and 18 May 1711, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 6,85 Testator: William Owens Sr. Residence:
Executor: my three brother-in-laws, Edward Davis, Richard Lewelling and Richard Taylor
Date Signed: 10 Dec 1710 Date Proved: 18 May 1711
Signature or mark: William (W his mark) Owens
Witnesses: Jno (I T his mark) Taylor, Rich'd (R B his mark) Bunting, Sen'r &
Tho. Nash Sen'r
Bequests, Devises:
To my son, Wm. Owens--one parcel or tract of land adjoyning to Richard & Jno Taylor and so running unto the woods adjoining the eastward side on a place called the cow (?) and along the old road going to the western branch as for the crooked chickopine and on to southwest side joyning on a new road as goes to the western branch as far as the first branch is here there has been a timber bridge and so up the northward side of the main run as far as the place called the Livesake Glade & so from thence to the Crooked Chincopine before mentioned
To my son, John Owens--the plantation I now live on and the house, orchards, clear grounds and woodland grounds (?) adjoyning to out road going to the western branch as far as the crooked chincopine and joyning upon Edward Lewelling his land only my free and loving wife Mary to have her life in the mannor plantation without any interruption
To my son, Edward Owens--all my lands on the southwest side of the new road going to the western branch and so joyning on Jno. Taylor's land and George Ballentine's land and .......
To my son, Thomas Owens--part or parcel of my land which is called by the name of the western branch Bridges and so joyning on Edward Hues and Richard Lewelling and Edward Lewelling.
I desire that my wife nor none of my sons cutt no timber nor burn lightwood now nor wayes improveish that part of land which I have given to my son Thomas until he comes of age to enjoy it himselfe
I also will that my four sons Wm, John, Edward, and Thomas personally enjoy there legacies every part or parcell accordingly as I have given it to them and there heirs lawfully begotten of there boyes for ever and in case either of my sons dies without heir that part or parcell of land shall be equally divided amongst the other three brothers and I entail it from age to age that it may not be sold except it be from one brother to another
To my son, Edward--my muskett
To my son, Thomas--my long gun
To my son, William--three iron wedges, two small axes, and one grate one
To my son, John--two grate wedges, my best coat, vest & breeches
To my daughter, Anne Owenings--one pewter dish, one pewter bason, and half a dozen pewter plates to be delivered at her marriage day
To my daughter, Mary Owens--one pewter dish, one pewter bason, and half a dozen pewter plates to be delivered at her marriage day
To my daughter, Elizabeth Owens--one pewter dish, one pewter bason and half a dozen pewter plates to be delivered at her marriage day
To my two eldest daughters, Ann & Mary--to have a cow delivered to them at their wedding day
To my wife, Mary--all the rest of my personal estate good and chattels both within and without during her natural life and after her decease to be equally divided between all my children


Children from this marriage were:

   34 M    i. William Owens [1372] .86

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from his father, William Owens Sr., Dec 1710, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 86 one parcel or tract ofland adjoyning to Richard & Jno. Taylor and so running unto the woods adjoining the eastward side on a place called the cow (?) and along the old road going to the western branch as for the crooked chickopine and on ye southwest side joyning on a new road as goes to the western branch as far as the first branch is here there has been a timber bridge and so up the northward side of the main run as far as the place called the Livesake Glade & so from thence to the Crooked Chincopine before mentioned.

   35 M    ii. John Owens [1373] .86

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from his father, William Owens Sr., Dec 1710, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 86 the plantation I now live on and the house, orchards, clear ground and woodland grounds

9. Prehaps Nicholas Manning [1161] 6,33 was born in 1673 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 34 and died in 1719 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 34 at age 46.

General Notes: I put Nicholas Manning in as a son of Thomas & Sarah (Wattford) Manning with great reservation. According to the One World Tree record found in Ancestry.com, Nicholas Manning died in 1719. His father died bet. 1715-1716, why wasn't Nicholas mentioned in his will? This person needs much more conclusive documentation.

According to Florence Sutherland Hudson's book "We Cousins, Vol. II", Nicholas Manning was probably the son of John Manning 1 and wife, Lidia, not John Manning II as listed on One World Tree. I've going to leave him attached to John II, pending further investigation.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Land patent: 267 acres along the Elizabeth River for importation of 6 persons, 23 Oct 1690, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 87 Grantors: Frances Nicholason, Governor of Virginia
Grantees: Nicholas Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Patent: 23 Oct 1690 Date Recorded:
Consideration:
Signatures or marks:
Witnesses: Wm Dundas Geo. Hodson
Description: 267 acres of land in ye roads southly from the western branch of Elizabeth River in the county of Lower Norfolk, beginning at a gum a corner tree of Ward's land & running northeast 40 poles thence north west one hundred & two poles to a pine a corner tree (should be right of Bruce lands, thence on that pattent west one hundred & forty poles to a poplar in a grove of trees, east south east thirty eight poles to a hickory a corner tree of Jno Joyce's land running on that pattent south south east two hundred and twenty poles thence beginning about first mentioned gum & running on said marked trees of wood three hundred & twenty poles then east by north 1/4 northerly forty five poles to the said of the south south west corner of Joyces. The said land being due to the said Nicholas Manning for the importation of six persons etc.

*note: very difficult to read

Nicholas married Elizabeth Joyce [1162] 34 [MRIN: 434], daughter of Joyce [1366] and Judith [1365], in 1701 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.34 Elizabeth was born in 1673 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.34

Marriage Notes: Nicholas Manning who married Elizabeth, daughter of Judith Joyce Rose (will of Judith Rose dated 1704 in Norfolk Co., Va.) 6

Children from this marriage were:

   36 F    i. Elizabeth Manning [1163] .34

   37 M    ii. Thomas Manning [1164] .34

   38 M    iii. John Manning [1165] 34 was born in 1700 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.34

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11. Roger Hodges [3060] 2 was born about 1671 40 and died between 18 Aug 1716 and 16 Nov 1716 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 about age 45.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1655. 26

2. Alt Birth: 1675, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 27

3. Will: of Roger Hodges, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 88 Testator: Roger Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executor: my wife, Mary Hodges
Will dated: 18 Aug 1716 Will Proved: 16 Nov-21 Dec 1716
Signature or marks: Roger Hodges
Witnesses:Sa. Reausher, Richard Hodges, William Wilkins Junr.
Bequests, Devises:
To my son, William--my dwelling plantation with one hundred acres of land belonging to it & one horse & hare
To my son Roger Hodges--one gun and one hundred acres of land
To my son Edward Hodges--one hundred acres of land joining to his brother Roger & one gun , one young cow & her increase
To my son, Caleb Hodges--fifty acres of land joining to Roger & Edward his brothers & one young heifer
To my daughter, Mary--one cow & yearling & their increase
To my daughter, Abigail--one cow calf
To my daughter, Dinah--one heifer cow
To my daughter, Ann--one heifer with all their increase male & female
To my wife, Mary --all the rest of my estate
The females to come of age of fourteen and my som to be lawful age when they come to sixteeen, if my wife should marry or die. But if she continues as a widow they they to remain in duty with her til they come to the age of twenty one years

Roger married Mary Ballentine [1291] 27,89 [MRIN: 1035], daughter of George Ballintine Sr. [1345] and Unknown, in 1701.27 Mary died after 1700.89

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, George Ballintine Sr., a gold ring, 2 Sep 1700, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 89

Children from this marriage were:

   39 F    i. Mary Hodges [3091] 89,90 died after 1716.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Deed: receives from grandfather, John Manning 20 acres being in Julians Creek, 2 Apr 1669, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 90 To all Xryian people to whom this present writing shall come I John Manning of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River send greeting Know you that I the sd. John Manning as well for the naturall love and affection I have and doe bear to Mary Hodges my grandchild being the daughter of my daughter Mary Hodges and Roger Hodges her husband as unto her heyres and for divers other good causes and considerations hereunto especially meaning have given and granted and by these presents doe give and grant and confirm unto the sd Mary Hodges my granddaughter and unto her heires executores adminstratores and assigns forever all that part or parcel of land lying in a Ridge ajoyning to the Swamp by estimation twenty acres be the same more or less lying and being in Julians Creek in Eliz. River and part of 300 acres which I the sd. John Manning formerly bought of one Thomas Whyte and whch said twenty acres of land is lately seated and a house built on the same by the said Roger Hodges father of the sd Mary together with free liberty for the sd Mary Hodges her heirs in witness whereof I have hereunto putt my hand & seal this 2nd day of April in the 20 year of the Reign of our sovereign Lord Charles Anno Dom 1669
Signed sealed and delivered in presence of
William Cole John MI Manning
Thomas Nash
Richard Taylor

*note--Ref: Lower Norfolk Book E, p. 47--check!

2. Inherits: from grandfather, George Ballintine Sr., one trunk, 2 Sep 1700, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 89

3. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one cow & yearling & increase, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 91

Mary married Eckels [1325] 40 [MRIN: 492] about 1725.40 Eckels [1325] was born about 1700.40

   40 M    ii. William Hodges [1139] 91 died after 1716.91

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, dwelling plantation with 100 acres & one horse & one hare, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 91

   41 M    iii. Roger Hodges [1206] 91 died after 1716.91

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one gun & 100 acres, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 91

   42 M    iv. Edward Hodges [1207] 91 died after 1716.91

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, 100 acres joining brother Roger, one gun & one young cow & increase, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 91

+ 43 M    v. Caleb Hodges [1208] 91 was born about 1697 in Norfolk Co., Virginia and died after 1736.91

   44 F    vi. Abigail Hodges [1209] 91 died after 1716.91

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one cow calf, 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 91

   45 F    vii. Dinah Hodges [1210] 91 died after 1716.91

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one heifer cow, 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 91

Dinah married Uestree [1326] 40 [MRIN: 493].40

   46 F    viii. Ann Hodges [1211] 91 died after 1716.91

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, one heifer & increase, 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 91

Ann married John C. Warner [1327] 40 [MRIN: 494] about 1725.40 John was born about 1710 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.40

   47 M    ix. Francis Hodges [1328] 40 was born about 1712 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.40

   48 F    x. Elizabeth Hodges [1329] 40 was born about 1714 40 and died after 1736.40

12. Joseph Hodges Sr. [1292] 40,49,50 was born about 1673 40 and died between Nov 1765 and Aug 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 27,40,49,50 about age 92.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: Between 1670 and 1671, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 92

2. Occupation: cooper, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 27

3. Deed: received 50 acres land from Cornelius Ellis, 17 Jan 1691/92, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 93 Joseph Hodges received by deed 50 acres of land adj. Wm. Etheredge from Cornelius Ellis (Book 5, part 1, p. 185, Jan. 17, 1692). This fixes the date of Joseph's birth as not later than 1671. From this date until his death in 1766, Joseph lived an active life and transacted much business, even up to the year of his death although he was then at least 95 years of age. However, this 50 acres which he purchased of Cornelius Ellis, he sold July 17, 1693 to Lawrence Coppinger but for some reason still owned this land in 1704. Since Joseph, like his father, Roger, was a cooper, and not a planter, it was not neccessary that he own a quantity of land to make a living.

In Deed Book 7, p. 79, Joseph Hodges of Elizabeth River in the County of Norfolk with the consent of my wife, Sarah Hodges, do sell to Amos Etheredge of ye Southern Branch, 50 acres adj. William Etheredge.
This was the land purchased by Hodges in 1692 and this latter deed dated June 19, 1705 established the fact that he had wife, Sarah, at this time.
Sarah was probably his first wife though at an earlier date, 1694, both Joseph and a Rebecka Hodges witnessed the will of John Biggs, Sr. If she was his wife she may have been either sister or daughter of Cornelius Ellis, or a daughter of his wife. He was adm. of Tim Harvey @ 1670.

4. Deed: sells 50 acres to Lawrence Coppinger, 17 Jul 1693, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 51 However, this 50 acres which he purchased of Cornelius Ellis, he sold July 17, 1693 to Lawrence Coppinger but for some reason still owned this land in 1704. Since Joseph, like his father, Roger, was a cooper, and not a planter, it was not necessary that he own a quantity of land to make a living.

5. Deed: sells to Amos Etheredge 50 acres adj. Wiliam Etheredge, 19 Jun 1705, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 51 In Deed Book 7, p. 79, Joseph Hodges of Elizabeth River in the County of Norfolk with the consent of my wife, Sarah Hodges, do sell to Amos Etheredge of ye Southern Branch 50 acres adj. William Etheredge.
This was the land purchased by Hodges in 1692, and this latter deed dated 19 June 1705 establishes the fact that he had wife, Sarah, at this time.

6. Deed: to Wm. Wallace 129 acres of land, 19 Jun 1723, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 93 On June 19, 1723, Joseph Hodges of Norfolk Co. cooper and Mary, his wife, deed to Wm. Wallace of same Co. for 5 shillings, 129 acres of land and wood on the west side of the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River adjacent to lands of Thomas Herbert and John and Joseph Manning, divised to said Joseph by the last will and testament of his father, Capt. Roger Hodges (Book 2, p. 80). We are advised by this document that Joseph's wife, Sarah, is dead and he is now married to Mary ______,

7. Deed: to Wm. Wallace, 16 Aug 1723, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 93 Aug. 16, 1723, "recent indenture to verify another of Joseph Hodges and wife Mary for L25 money of Va. paid by Wm. Wallace whereby they acknowledge and confirm to Wm. Wallace said land in his possession, 129 acres except a piece of ground 34 foot by 10 foot where said Joseph's father and others of said family have been buried here-to-fore (Book 2, p. 81)

8. Tax List: listed with sons, James & Joseph Jr., 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 51 In 1730 tax list of Norfolk Co., Joseph Hodges and two sons are listed in the district between Suggs Mill and the Great Bridge. These sons had to be fourteen years of age or older to be included in the tax. None of the sons of Joseph showed up in independent households in this tax list
(Va. Genealogist Jan-Mar 1963)
These two sons who were approaching maturity in 1730 were James & probably Joseph Jr.

9. Property: released to Joseph Hodges four slaves, 1733, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 51 In 1733 Thomas Jordan of Nansemond Co. released to Joseph Hodges of Norfolk Co., in right of Hodge's wife, Martha, formerly wife of his father, Thomas Jordan, four slaves that is: Tony, Sam, Phoebe & Frank.
Of these four slaves, Phoebe and Sam were bequeathed in 1758 to the children of James, son of Joseph Hodges, in their father's will.

10. Court case: part of executive council in piracy case of John Brown, 1733, Williamsburg, Williamsburg (city), Virginia, USA. 53 About the time of this last marriage of Joseph when he was about sixty years of age, he, with Captain R. Jole, Capt. John Sanders and Mr. Solomon Wilson, were called to Williamsburg, to attend a meeting of the executive Council of Colonial Virginia and to testify, in a case of piracy, involving JOhn Brown, master of the Brigatine, "Three Brothers". The case was dismissed (Vol. IV, p. 266)

11. Will: abstract, Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 94,95 Testator: Joseph Hodges
Residence: St. Brides Parish,Norfolk Co.
Executors: sons, Ferebee Hodges & Stephen Hodges
Date Signed: 11 November 1765
Date Proved: 21 August 1766
Signature or Mark: Joseph (X his mark) Hodges
Witnessess: Patrick Macky, Nathe'l Sikes, William Brassie, Will Nicholson
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To daughter, Mary Evans--land that lies the other side of the Branch beyond my barn and liberty of my orchard--likewise use of one room in my house for one year--the said land she is to hold during her widowhood and use of negro Edon for one year--likewise give her negro wench Patience provided she is recovered--likewise 2 cows, 2 sows & pigs and 2 ewes
To son, Charles Hodges--plantation I now live and the land my daughter holds to fall to him after her widowhood or death--likewise the negro fellow she has in her possession
To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
To son, Stephen Hodges--1 negro George
To son, Ferebee Hodges--1 negro wench Hannah
To son, Benjamin Hodges--1 negro Jammy
To grandson, William Brassie--in full of his father's estate--1 negro boy Jack
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen, & Ferebee, four my son's William's children--the grandchildren named above

12. Bio: of Joseph Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 96 Having established the first names of various wives of Joseph Hodges, son of Roger & Mary Manning, b. @ 1670, d. 1766, m. (1) before 1705 Sarah _____; m. (2) before 1720 Mary, probably Ferebee; m. (3) before 1733 Martha widow of Thos. Jordan (1) and Mortall (2) every effort has been made to prove their family names but without success, except for wife Mary and certain information on Martha.
Will of James Jordan Mortall d. 1742, mother exctr. Probate to Martha Hodges.
Joseph Hodges was of the second known generation of his paternal line in this country. Having produced with the help of three wives, seven sons to carry on his name, he had made a solid contribution to the history of the Hodges of America. In the next generation, we will follow only the direct line from him to John W. Hodges of Texas, except where additional data is needed for clarification.
Since he had three, possibly four wives and only the first names of these several wives are definitely known with no dates of their deaths, or his children's births it is almost impossible to place his children within the proper marriage.
There are no records to prove that Rebecka Hodges who signed the 1694 will of John Biggs was the wife of Joseph who was also a witness but Joseph was of marriageable age at that time having been born not laer than 1671, so there is a possibility she was his wife but if so we believe that they were childless or had only daughters who prceeded him in death. As we have seen his will mentions only one daughter but it also fails to mention two of his sons who were already deceased.
As for sons, however, the 1730 tax list of Norfolk County fails to list any of Joseph's several sons in separate households and only two in his own were old enough to be enumerated in that of their father. These, who had to be sixteen years of age or older, were probably Joseph Jr. and James. Since all of the sons of Joseph resided in Norfolk Co., we therefore believe that the first of them were by his wife, Sarah to whom he was married n 1705 or eariler.
The fact that Cornelius Elis bound himself in the sum of 7000 lbs. of tobo to deliver the said 50 acres to Joseph Hodges in Jan. 1692 could mean it was a deed of gift and significance. Cornelius Ellis was probably the brother of Wm. Ellis.
Another wife's family name of which we have strong evidence is that of the wife, Mary, whom we believe to have been Mary Ferebee, daughter of John Ferebee and his wife, Elizabeth, who previously was the wife of William Ellis, Sr., and of Richard Powell who died 1657.
John Ferebee lived in the vicinity of the Roger Hodges family and his signature appears on many of the documents of this connection.
A deed record in Norfolk Deeds & Wills Bk. 76, p. 62 dated Feb. 14, 1704, conveys to Thomas and James Ferebee by their father John Ferebee to each 200 acres of land patented to him April 4, 1685. To James then only eleven years old and the youngest of the Ferebee children, "my plantation where I live it being 200 acres." It then provides that "if James die before manhood the land is to revert to the donor and is then to go to his daughter, Mary Ferebee.
In the next century, the name Ferebee was a popular one for both boys and girls across Va., N.C. and Tenn. but Ferebee Hodges, son of Joseph was the first to bear that given name.

Joseph Hodges, his father, Roger; his brother, Thomas; and nephew, Richard, his sons, James and Joseph Jr. and even, in their early years, James's son's James, Jr. and Willis, depended for their livelihood on the sea. Situated as they were at the entrance to: Chesapeake Bay, and in what is still today one of the great maritime centers of the world, they and many of their neighbors took fun advantage of this location. With the sea in front of them, innumerable protected harbors in every river and creek for crafts of that day and the forest at their back for an unlimited supply of lumber, they grew, packaged and transported tobacco, the then medium of exchange in the Colonies and a popular commodity in the European cities. We shall see that after they migrated west, the Hodges like their neighbors and friends in this new environment, were generally dependent on the land.

Joseph married Sarah [1293] 40 [MRIN: 474] before 1705 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 27.,40 Sarah died before 1723.93

Children from this marriage were:

   49 M    i. James Hodges [1476] 51 was born between 1705 and 1710 51,97 and died between Feb and Mar 1758 in Pasquotank Co., N.C..97

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: to John Edmonds, 13 Feb 1735/36. 97 Grantor: James Hodges, cooper
Grantee: John Edmonds
Date of Deed: 13 Feb 1736
Signatures: James & Mary Hodges

2. Will: of James Hodges, 2 Feb 1758, Pasquotank Co., N.C. 97 Testator: James Hodges
Date: 2 Feb 1758 Date proved: March 1758
Recorded in Grimes "Wills and Inventories of North Carolina", p. 253

James married Mary Portlock [1477] 97 [MRIN: 562], daughter of John Portlock Jr. [1478] and Sarah [1481], about 1735.97 Mary died after 1742.97

James next married Miriam (probably) Lamb [1479] 97 [MRIN: 564] before 1757.97

   50 M    ii. Joseph Hodges Jr. [1330] 40,49 was born about 1707 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 40 and died in 1761 in St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia 40,49 about age 54.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: was business partner with brother, James. 95

2. Will: abstract, Sep 1761, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 98 Testator: Joseph Hodges Jr.
Executors: my father, Joseph Hodges & Ferebee Hodges
Date signed: 1 September 1761
Date proved: September court 1761
Signature or Mark: Jos. Hodges Jr.
Witnesses: Charles Hodges, Mary (X her mark) Hodges
Bequests, Devises, etc:
Accounts and debts settled and paid
Remaining money equally divided among children

Joseph married Lidia [1370] 95 [MRIN: 517].

+ 51 F    iii. Mary Hodges [2168] 50 was born bpt 18 Oct 1717 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Virginia and died after 1765.50

Joseph next married Mary (probably) Ferebee [1356] 92 [MRIN: 507], daughter of John Ferebee [1488] and Elizabeth [1489], before 1720.27

Children from this marriage were:

+ 52 M    i. Ferebee Hodges [2167] 50,99,100 died after Apr 1779.50,99

+ 53 M    ii. William Hodges [2170] 50,102 died between Dec 1764 and Jan 1765.50,102

Joseph next married Martha (probably) Miles [1357] 103 [MRIN: 508] before 1733.51 Another name for Martha was Myles or Myals.53

Noted events in her life were:

1. Probate: executor to will of James Jordan Mortall, 1742, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 51 Will of James Jordan Mortall d. 1742, mother exctr.
Probate to Martha Hodges

Children from this marriage were:

   54 M    i. Charles Hodges [2166] 49,50 died after Nov 1765.50

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To son, Charles Hodges--plantation I now live and the land my daughter holds to fall to him after her widowhood or death--likewise the negro fellow she has in her possession

   55 M    ii. Stephen Hodges [2175] 50,104 died after 1769.97

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To son, Stephen Hodges--1 negro George
All the rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee,four my son William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna

2. Inherits: from nephew, William Hodges, Dec 1767, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 104 To uncle, Stephen Hodges--negro man Sipion

Stephen married Martha [1371] 95 [MRIN: 518] about 1769.95

   56 M    iii. Benjamin Hodges [2176] 50 died after Nov 1765.50

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To son, Benjamin Hodges--1 negro Jammy
All the rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee,four my son William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna

14. Richard Hodges [3113] 56 was born about 1677 40 and died between Feb 1749/50 and Nov 1751 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 57 about age 73.

Research Notes: Norfolk Co. Deed Book 6: pg. 115

1679 will of Richard Taylor names godchild Richard Hodges. Roger Hodges was Taylor's brother-in-law 27

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: owned 375 acres, 1704, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 27 find Norfolk Co. Deed Book 6: p. 115 (illegible)

2. Will: of Richard Hodges, 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 105 Testator: Richard Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Executors: my two sons, Richard & Robert Hodges & my friend, Thomas Fitzakerly
Dated: 10 Feb 1750 Date Proved: 21 Nov 1751
Signature or Marks: Richard (R his mark) Hodges
Witnesses: Thos. Nash, George Sparrow, Wm. Beaver, George Holdcroft
Bequests, Devises:
To my eldest son Richard Hodges my plantation whereon I now live with three hundred seventy seven acres of land thereunto belonging to him and his heirs. I also give to my son, Richard the negro boy Jonas which he has now in his possession, also my hand mill grinding stone and all my live stock to him & his heirs. I also give to my son Richard, providing he shall pay unto my estate toward the discharging of the legacies. given the sum of 23 pounds in such case I give unto him my negro boy Sunday.
To my son Thomas Hodges seven pounds to be paid by my executors and of my estate in full of his part of my estate
To my son Robert Hodges my negro boy named Bristol which he has now in his possession. I give give to my son Robert all my right to and negro man named Sunday now in the possession of Mary Alice Emanuel Burges to him & his heirs forever
To my son William Hodges my best bed & furniture and 16 pounds to be paid him by my executors and the half to be paid money, the other half to be paid credit in same store in Norfolk County. Also my large iron pot
To my daughter Isabell Godfrey ten pounds to be paid by my executors and out of my estate the one half to be paid in money, the other half to be paid credit in same store in Norfolk County to her and her heirs
To my grandson Randolph Hodges...negro child of my negro woman Jane and my grandson to pay for nursing the said child until it shall be weaned and in case my said grandson Randolph should die before he attains age 21 then the said negro to fall to my grandson Richard Hodges and his heirs
To my daughter Ann Fitzakery the next child that the said Jane shall bring
To Mr. Thomas Fitzackerly and unto my daughter Ann his wife--the use & labor of my negro woman Jane during theirs and each of their natural lives
To my daughter Mary Hodges.--my negro woman Dinah with all her increase after she is possessed of the said Dinah. Also my negro boy Malton to her and her heirs
To my grandson Richard Brown forty shillings
To my grand daughter Lydia Price forty shillings
To my friend, Thomas Fitzaherly my negro boy Marsh provided he the said Thomas Fitzakerly shall pay the sum of 15 pounds unto my estate to inable my executors to pay the legacys in my will given them and in such case the said negro Marsh to the said Thomas Fitzkerly and his heirs forever, but in case the said Fitzkerly shall refuse to pay the said sum of 15 pounds the said negro Marsh to my son Robert Hodges, he paying 15 pounds to my estate
and for all the remaining part of my estate not before bequeathed of what kind soever...I leave to be equally divided between my son Richard Hodges, son Robert Hodges & my friend Thomas Fitzakerly

3. Inventory & Appraisement: of Richard Hodges, 21 Nov 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 106 Inventory of the estate of Richard Hodges dec'd taken the 14th of February 1782
1 old horse L 0--10--0
6 head of hoggs 1--10--0
2 cows and 1 yearling 2--10--0
1 grinding stone 1--0
1 parcel of old tools and old iron 1--15-0
25 of old pewter 16--0
1 small old table & sifer and cooks 6--0
1 stone pott 2--0
1 pair mill stones 1--15--0
a small parcel of cooper's timber 5--0
1 table and 1 small dillo and bands 16--0
1 large chest and 1 small dillo 5--0
1 safe 2/6 and 2 old pails 4--6
1 bed and furniture 2--10--
1 old cart wheel 10--
1 old cyder cask 2--6
1 large iron pott 7--6
1 old lye tubb and 1 old barrel 1--
1 large two armed chairs & 1 earthen pott 2--6
L 14--9--
In obedience to an order of Norfolk County Court bearing date the 21th day of November 1751 We the subscribers being sworn did appraise such of the estate of Rich'd Hodges dec'd presented to our (?) as per above inventory accounting for fourteen pounds & nine shillings
Rob't Burgess
John Williams
John Hewlett
To negro woman Jane To negro girl Dinah
To negro boy Bristol To negro boy Matton
To negro boy Jonas To negro girl Jane
To negro boy Sundry To 6 shoats not appraised
To negro boy Marsh
Norfolk County Jan Court 1753 above inventory returned & ordered to be recorded as per order book
Test Sam'l Boush, CC

*note: from the description of the inventory, it appears that Richard Hodges was probably a cooper by trade

Richard married Elizabeth Burgess [3114] 40,56 [MRIN: 1056]. Elizabeth died before 1750.57

Children from this marriage were:

   57 M    i. Solomon Hodges [2284] 56,107,108 was born on 24 Feb 1701/02,108 died on 19 Aug 1730 107,108 at age 28, and was buried in Aug 1730.108

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Solomon Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 109 Solomon Hodges, son of Richard Hodges and Elizabeth was bornd in the year of our blessed Lord February 24, 1702, deceased 19 August 1730.

2. Deed: bought 50 acres in the Southern Branch of the Elizabeth River Parish from Arthur Godfrey & Isabella, his wife, 16 Feb 1725/26, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 110 Grantors: Arthur Godfrey & Isabella, his wife Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantees: Solomon Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 16 Feb 1726/7 Date Recorded: 17 Feb 1726/7
Consideration: 5 shillings lawful money
Signature or Marks: Arthur Godfrey Isabeler Godfrey
Witnesses: Lemuel Willson Katherine Wilson John Steuart
Description: 50 acres be more or less
One tract or parcele of land situate lying & being in the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River parish and County of Norfolk the quantity fifty acres be it more or be it less bounded as followeth (viz:) Beginning at a marked white oak standing at the beginning of a line and running from thence neare a north west corse up the landing road to Evenses Bridge and from thence up a branch to the head of the land to a marked mapell and from thence neare a south east corse to marke holly standing in the line between the said Arthur Godfrey and Mathew Godfrey & thence to the first begining oak tree. To have and to hold the said devid and or tract of land with the appurtenances unto the said Solomon Hodges his exec'ts & adm's for and dureing the full term of one whole year next ensueing the date hereof to the intent that by virtue their of and of the statute for transfering uses into possessions the said Solomon Hodges may be in the actuale possession theire of and be enabled to take and acept of a grant and reteate to the same premises to him and his heirs for ever In wittness whereof the said Arthur Godfrey and Isabella his wife have hereto subscribe their names and affixed theire accostomed seales the day and yeare above written.

3. Deed: bought 50 acres in Elizabeth River Parish from Arthur Godfrey & Isabella, his wife, 17 Feb 1725/26, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 111 Grantors: Arthur Godfrey & his wife, Isabella Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantees: Solomon Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 17 Feb 1726/7 Date Recorded: 17 Feb 1726/7
Consideration: 17 pounds Virginia money
Signatures or Marks: Arthur Godfrey Isebeler Godfrey
Witnesses: Lem Wilson Katherine Wilson John Stewart
Description: 50 acres more or less
One tract or parcell of land situate lying and being in the Southern Branch of Elizabeth River Parish and County of Norfolk the quanitty fifty acres be it more or be it less bounded as followeth (vizt): beginning at a marked white oak standing at the begining of a line and runing from thence neare a up that branch to the head the the said Godfrey land to a marked road and from thence north west corse up the landing road to Evenses Bridge and from thence neare a southeast to a marked holey standing in the line between the said Arthur Godfrey and Mathew Godfry and from thence to the beginning oake tree to have and to hold the said tract or devidend of land with the appurtencances unto the said Solomon Hodges his exect's adm'ts and assignes for and during the full term of one whole yeare from thence next ensueing to the intent that by virtue their of and of the statute for transfering uses into possessions the said Solomon Hodges may be in ye actuall possessions there of & be enabled to take and accept of a grant & release of the same premise to him his heirs and assignes for ever as by the said indenture will further make appeare. Now this indenture wittnesseth that the said Arthur Godfrey for and in consideration of the sum of seventeen pounds lawfull money of Virg'a to him in hand paid by the said Solomon Hodges whereof he doth hereby acknowledge ; the receipt have remised released granted and confirmed and by these presents do grant remise release unto the said Solomon Hodges in his actual possession now being by virtue of the said receted indenture of bargaine & sale maid to him of a year, of the said statute and to his heirs and assinges ye afforesd land tonament hereditaments & premises with the appurtances, and all the estate right title claim interest and demand whatsoever of the said Arthur Godfrey in and to ye same & every part thereof (excepting and always reserving unto Richard Hodges & Eliza his wife ye father and mother of the said Solomon Hodges what privilidge they or either of them shall think fitting said dividend of land during their naturall lives. To have and to hold the said land tenaments hereditaments & premises with the appurtenances and the reversion and reversions remainder and remainders unto the said Solomon Hodges his heirs & assignes (excepting and always reserveing as before comprised) and to the only use & behalf of the said Solomon Hodges his heirs and assignes & to no other use intent or purpose whatsoever. In wittness, whereof ye said Arthur Godfrey & Isabella his wife have hereto set their hands & accostomed seals ye day and year above written.

4. Will: 14 Aug 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 112 In the name of God, Amen, I Solomon Hodges being very sick and weak in body but of a perfect good mind and memory I give and bequeth my soul to God who gave it and my body to be decently buried
Item, I give and bequeth my plantation and tract of land where in I now do live to my brother Thomas Hodges and to his heirs for ever and if my brother Thos Hodges should die without heirs then my will is that my brother Robert Hodges shall have my plantation and land belonging to it and to his heirs for ever and if my brother Robert Hodges shall die without heirs then my will is that my brother William Hodges shall have my plantation with the land belonging to it and to his heirs for ever as witness my hand and seal this 14th day of August anno dom 1730.
Solomon (X his mark) Hodges
Signed sealed and delivered in presents of us test
P. A.W. White sener
Arthur Godfrey
Joseph (x his mark) Hodges
At a Court held the 19 (unreadable) 1730 proved by Joseph Hodges and P.A. White & sworn by (unreadable) & ordered to be recorded.

Solomon never married.

+ 58 M    ii. Thomas Hodges [2572] 107,113 died from Jan to Feb 1755 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.113

+ 59 M    iii. Robert Hodges [2573] 107,114 died between Dec 1770 and May 1771.57,114

   60 M    iv. William Hodges [2574] 107 died after 1751.57

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: inherits brother, Solomon's plantation & land if his brothers, Thomas & Robert should die before Solomon, Aug 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 107

2. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges my best bed & furniture and 16 pounds, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 half to be paid in money the other half to be paid credit in same store in Norfolk County. Also my large iron pot

+ 61 M    v. Richard Hodges Sr. [2285] 113,115 died between Jul and Sep 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.115,116

+ 62 F    vi. Isabell Hodges [1136] 57,117 died after 1751.57

   63 F    vii. Ann Hodges [1138] 57 died after 1751.57

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges the next child that the said Jane shall bring, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57

Ann married Thomas Fitzackerty [1140] 57 [MRIN: 425] before 1750.57 Thomas died after 1751.57

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father-in-law, Richard Hodges...the use & labor of my negro woman Jane, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 My negro boy Marsh provided he the said Thomas Fitzakerly shall pay the sum of 15 pounds unto my estate to inable my executors to pay the legacys in my will given them and in such case the said negro Marsh to the said Thomas Fitzkerly and his heirs forever, but in case the said Fitzkerly shall refuse to pay the said sum of 15 pounds the said negro Marsh to my son Robert Hodges, he paying 15 pounds to my estate

   64 F    viii. Mary Hodges [1141] 57 died after 1751.57

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges...negro woman Dinah with all her increase, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 Also, my negro boy Malton

+ 65 F    ix. Daughter Hodges [1147] died before 1751.

+ 66 F    x. Daughter Hodges [1150] died before 1746.57,118

15. Benjamin Hodges [1296] 27,40 was born about 1679.40

General Notes: *Also spoken of as son-in-law by Edward Davis who married Roger's widow. Son-in-law usually meant stepson in that era. 27

Benjamin married about 1705.

The child from this marriage was:

   67 M    i. Benjamin Hodges [1297] 40 was born about 1705.40

29. John Manning Jr. # 3 [209] 78,79,80 was born in 1685 in Lower Norfolk, Virginia 2 and died between Nov 1757 and Jan 1758 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 81,82 about age 72.

General Notes: John Manning's will dated November 11, 1757, proved January 1758.
-Bequeaths to son John Manning his plantation.
-Bequeaths to son Mathew Manning 100 A. lying in Herbert's Neck.
Names:
-grandson William Manning (names Mathew Manning as father.)
-to Dau. Ann Taylor (mentions her Dau. Elizabeth)
-to Dau Sarah Lewelling.
-granddaughter Elizabeth Taylor
-Dau Elizabeth Cherry
-grandson Sem [Lem?] Cherry
-grandson Seth Cherry
-Dau Margaret Dyes
-Dau Sette Lewelling
Witnesses: David Porter, Mich. Ballentine, Michel Manning.

There is another will recorded in Norfolk County for a John Manning whose wife is Ann. Will is dated January 7, 1758 and proved March, 1758.
-Wife Ann Manning
-son Marcom Manning
-mentions father John Manning
-son John Manning
-son Reuben Manning
-daughter Mary Harper
-daughter Eliz' Manning
-daughter Margaret Manning.

The reference for Daniel (David) is uncertain. More evidence is needed

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1667. 5 *note--big difference between three stated birth dates of 1667, 1685, & 1707. Try to find the correct one

2. Alt Birth: 7 Jan 1706/07. Not sure where this date came from?

3. Deed: receives from father, John Manning Sr. 100 acres more or less, 6 Jun 1713, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 119 Name: John Manning Sen. Residence: Southern Branch of Elizabeth River Parish
Occupation: planter
Description: to my loving son, John Manning Jr., a certain parcel of land on which he now lives known by the name of the old plantation lying between two creeks & line of marked trees containing 100 acres, with plantation house, orchards, fences, woods, woodlands, timber--if no heirs--then to fall to my three sons Wiliam, Joseph, & Thomas to be equally divided.
Date: 6 June 1713 Date Recorded: 19 June 1713
Signed: Jno. IM Manning
Witness: Joseph Manning, William Manning, N. Willis

4. Deed: quit claims 20 acres to Joseph Hodges parcel of land in Julians Creek, 21 Oct 1715, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 120 Know all men by these presents that I John Manning my heirs exec'ts administrators or assigns and every of them doe from time to time & at all times hereafter upon the resonable request of the within names Joseph Hodges & at his proper cost & charges in the law but I the siad John Manning doe make knowledge & suffer unto the said Joseph Hodges his heris or assigns or to such other reson as he or they shall name or appoint a such resonable act or acts thing or things devise and devise in the law as by the said John Maning his heirs or assigns or by his or couniell learned in the law shall be resonable advised or devised for asurance or conveying of all such lands as is here mentioned unto the said Joseph Hodges his heirs and assigns for ever absolutly without any condition or morgage all such tenements lands meadowe pasture loases hereditaments whatsoever were latly conveyed bargained & sold unto the said Joseph Hodges and his heirs by the said John Maning of & as by a deed of saile made between the said John Maning of one part & the said Joseph Hodges of the other part bearing date as is herein mentioned more plainly or at large It may appear and also if the said lands tenaments loases meadows pastures & hereditaments whatsoever with all & singular there appurtenances situate lying and being in Julians Creek in Elizabeth River with all the courser property belonging unto the said land as is in the deed of sale mentioned and alsoe if the said land all and singular other the premises with the appurtenances now be and at all times hereafter shall be froly & clearly discharged or otherwise sufficiently saived and kept harmless by the said John Maning his heirs exec'ts and administrators of & from all the (?) bargained sales loases titles troubles and incumbances whatsoever had made or done by the said John Maning his heirs but doe for ever exonorate quit claim & discharge from us any part or parcel of the said land or any one for us but doe for ever made over unto these Joesph Hodges & his heirs forever. In wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this twenty first day of October anno domi 1715
John (I M his mark) Maning
Signed sealed and delivered in the presents of us:
John Bishop, Richard Dale, Thomas (x his mark) Maning
Acknowledged in open Court this 21 day of October 1715 & ordered to be commited to record
Teste: Thos. Butt

To all Christian people to whom these presents shall come send greetings in our Lord God everlasting. Now know you that I John Maning of Lower Norfolk in Elizabeth River of the province of Virginia doe alienate enpose release confirm acknowledge assigne surrender & make over from me my heirs exec'ts administrators or assigns a certain quantity or parcell of land containing by estimation twenty acres more or less begining at a red oake and soe runing north & by east down to a little branch joyning to the two acres & soe runing to the line as was marked by consent & soe runing over to the head line & from thence to the first station which said land being taken out of a portent of three hundred acres of land dated the twenty ninth of January 1669 lying in Julian Creek which said land I the said John Maning doe assign over all my right title & intest unto Joseph Hodges of the aforesaid province & county his heirs exec'ts administrator or assignes To have & to hold occupie peaceably enjoy in as large & ample manner as ever it was done unto me being for a vallueable consideration in hand paid or secured to be paid. Now know ye that I the said John Maning doe for ever quit claim & discharge from me my heirs etc unto Joseph Hodges & his heirs for ever with all appurtenances thereunto belonging as all rights members costums duties previledges in or appertaining to the land with all tenements orchards meadows pastures (? or ?) and all hereditaments whatsoever as hishing hawking hunting fouling with all profits benefitts & advantages in or appertaining to the said land but I the said John Maning doe for ever posses give & convey the said land unto the said Joseph Hodges his heirs & successors for ever more converting the same to his proper use benefit & behoof without fraud or dowit utterly excluding my selfe from any part or parcell thereof or any person for me or in my name or the mane of us but doe for ever wattant and defend the same from all persons whatsoever that shall lay any claim hereunto in wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seale this 21 day of October anno domi 1715. It is agreed upon by both parties that the s'd John Maning wattants these land as far as his tille is good
John (I M his mark) Maning
Signed sealed & delivered in presents of us
John Bishop
Richard Dale
Acknowledged in ipen Court this 23th day of October 1715 & ordered to be commited to record
Teste Thos. Butt

5. Deed: gives 50 acres to Joseph Watford, 13 Jun 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 121 Know all men by these presents that I John Manning of Norfolk County for me my heirs exec'ts & doth by these presents assign over unto Joseph Watford to him his heirs exec'ts administrators or assigns all my right title interest (?) arityes and previledges of the within mentioned fifty acres of land orchards corne fields etc in as large and ample manner to all intents and purposes whatsoever as is granted to my by the within Thomas Eastwood he the said Joseph (baring me my heirs etc from all the rents & covenants within specified in witness whereof I have here unto set my hand and seale this 13th day of June 1716.
John Manning
Delivered in the presence of us
Lem Wilson, Thos. Butt
Acknowledged in open Court this 21st day of September 1716 by John Manning to Joseph Watford this about assignment being brought be satisfied of a (?) of the record of Norfolk County of a deed made to the s'd John Maning by Thomas Eastwood bearing date the 23 day of March 1702 & acknowledged the 21st of Sept 1711 the original being burnt by an accident of a house catching a fire /& ordered to be recorded
Teste: Thos. ?

6. Plat: lot # 69, 1752, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 122

7. Will: 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 78 Testator: John Maning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executors: my sons, John & Mathew Maning
Date: 11 Nov 1757 Date Proved: Jan 1758
Signatures or Marks: John (x his mark) Maning
Witnesses: David Porter, Rich'd Ballentine, Mikes ? (x his mark) Manning
Bequests:
To son, John Manning--1 tract of land containing 100 acres lying on Herbert's Neck, 1 negro fellow called George, 2 small basons, 4 plates, 1 bed with a cotton tick of the furniture there unto belonging together with a low bedstead & 1 still
To grandson, Wm. Maning--one negro girl named Sukee & her increase--should said Wm. die without lawful heir, then his father Mathew Maning shall have said negro girl & her increase and that the said William have the said negro girl & increase at the age of 21
To my daughter, Ann Taylor--1 negro girl called Nanny, 1 feather bed & furniture with a low bedstead, 2 large basons. I likewise lend unto her--1 negro boy named Primas--to her daughter, Elizabeth
To my daughter, Sarah Lewelling--1 negro wench called Sibb & her increase, 1 nego boy called London, 1 feather bed & furniture with a plain bedstead, a handmill, 2 midling dishes, & 1 plate
To my granddaughter, Elizabeth Taylor--1 negro boy called Jacob
To my daughter--Eliza Cherry--one negro boy called Jack, 1 negro boy called George and at Elizabeth's decease to my grandson, Lem'l Cherry the above mentioned negro Jack
To grandson, Seth Cherry--the above mentioned negro George
To daughter, Elizabeth Cherry--feather bed & furniture whereon I do lye & 1 large dish
To daughter, Marg't Dyes--1 negro girl named Jenny & her increase, 1 feather bed below stairs & furniture with half dozen pewter plates
To daughter, Lette Lewelling--1 negro boy named Tom, the son of Jenny the said negro
Rest of my estate to be equally divided among my sons & daughters

8. Appraisement: of estate of John Manning Senr., Feb 1758, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 123 An Inventory of the estate of John Maning senr. deceased
3 hhds, 3 bbls, and 3 runlets, 1 fatt pott 11--9--
1 boat 24/ 4 panes bowls and 3 fott potts of stone 2/8 1--2--8
2 quart potts & looking glass, box iron money sealls etc 8--6
5 bottles, 2 juggs, fishing hooks, 1 earthen pott etc 5--1
9 pieces old pewter, 1 book, 3 chests, 7 old chairs 7--4
1 old pan, 1 pair tongs, 1 hide, 2 old hhds etc 2--6
1 ovel table and 2 pine as 7--
2 stocks bees 7/6 and 1 saddle and bridle 2/6 10--
3 potts, 1 spit, 1 frying pan, 1 grid iron and pot hooks 7--6
4 old hoes, 2 axes, wedges etc 2--6
2 piggins, 1 pail, sifter, 1 podwering tub, etc 1--
1 spinning wheel and one hide 2--3
2 ploughs 1/6 and 1 trunk, 1 quart pott etc 3/ 4--6
5 fatt hoggs 55/ 3 boars, 3 sows, 11 piggs 21/ 3--16
8 head of cattle 70/ 1 hhd with syder 7/6, 1 do with do 3/ 4--0--6
1 hhd with syder 2/6, 2 sows and 10 piggs 2-/ 12--6
a quantity of staves 5/, 1 horse 40/ 2--5
L 15--6--7
Agreeable to an order of Court dated Feby 1758 we met at the house of Jno Maning senr deced and appraised the estate as above being sworn before Capt. George Veale
Marcom Maning Rich'd Ballentine
Jno. Herbert
Wm (x his mark) Porter
Nov. Court 1762
The above appraisement returned as per order book.
Teste: Sam. Boush

9. Audit of Estate: of John Manning Sr., 18 Nov 1762, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 124 The estate of John Manning Senr dec'd to Markam Manning
July 24, 1758
To cash paid David Harper for making coffin & selling estate L 1--0--0
To cash pd James Holt for advice 1--0--0
To 2 /2 gallons brandy a 5/ per gallon 12--6
To cash p'd the appraisers 10--0
To do the evidences to will 7--6
Nov 7, 1761
To do the clerk 10--
To do Peter Brown for taking acc't sale 5--
To do James Cleeves sherif 3--7--8
To do clerk & secretarys fee for record will & admin'r 2--7--4
To cash p'd 3 auditors 12--
To 1 days attendance Rich'd Ballentine at Portsmouth 2--6
to assign ye inventory of app'mt
To cash pd Wm Wallis & John Herbert for do 5--
To cash for 2 gall's rum & 2lb sugar 13--3
To do clerks & secretarys fees 1--16--8
To 4 days proving will, sale etc a 4/per day 16--
1758--per contra L 14--17-11
By cash red'd Charles Wilkins 3--14--6
By do Thos. Culpepper 4--14--11
By do Wm Owins 10--7
Mar 1761
By do Rich'd Hodges 11--
By do Cygren Thompson 2--17--
By do myself 1--3--1
By do Elizabeth Grimes 5--9
By do Joseph Owins 12--
By do Rich'd Ballentine 3--6
Ball'e due M M 1--5--7
L 14--17--1
Agreeable to an order of Court dated November the 18th 1762
We met at the house of Markcom Manning adm'tr of his grandfather John Manning deceased & by book etc produced to account found the estate debtee & credit as above
Wm. Bayley
David Porter
May Court 1763 the above audit may record as per order book
Teste Sam Boush

John married Margaret Markham [3039] 2 [MRIN: 108] in 1706.2 Margaret was born in 1685 2 and died before 1757.2

Children from this marriage were:

+ 68 M    i. John Manning # 4 [343] 82,125 was born in 1707 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died in 1758 2,125 at age 51.

+ 69 F    ii. Ann Manning [245] 82 was born in 1711 2 and died between 1727 and 1805 2 about age 16.

   70 F    iii. Sarah Manning [248] 82 was born in 1713 2 and died from 1729 to 1807 2 at age 16.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from her father, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 1 negro wench called Sibb & her increase, 1 negro boy called London, 1 feather bed & furniture with a plain bedstead, a handmill, 2 midling dishes, & 1 plate

Sarah married Lewelling [249] 2 [MRIN: 124] about 1729.2 Lewelling [249] was born in 1711 2 and died between 1730 and 1802 2 about age 19.

+ 71 F    iv. Elizabeth Manning [243] 82 was born about 1715 2 and died between 1731 and 1809 2 about age 16.

+ 72 F    v. Margaret Manning [242] 82,126 was born in 1717 2 and died between Jan 1806 and Oct 1809 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 126 about age 89.

+ 73 M    vi. Matthew Manning Sr. [214] 78,81 was born in 1718 81,129 and died between Oct and Dec 1801.81,130

   74 F    vii. Lette Manning [250] 82 was born in 1719 2 and died between 1757 and 1813 2 about age 38.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from her father, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 To daughter, Lette Lewelling--1 nego boy named Tom, the son of Jenny the said negro

Lette married Lewelling [251] 2 [MRIN: 125] about 1735.2 Lewelling [251] was born in 1717 2 and died between 1736 and 1808 2 about age 19.

   75 M    viii. Daniel Manning [341] 131 was born on 17 Mar 1742/43.

Daniel married Edna Moncrief [342] [MRIN: 153].

John next married Mary Rowse [3095] 5 [MRIN: 1049].5

30. Joseph Manning [536] 32,83 was born in 1687 2 and died between Mar 1732/33 and Dec 1742 in , Norfolk Co., Virginia 2,32,83 about age 46.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1665. 5 *note--there is a big difference in the two stated birth dates of 1665 & 1687. Try to find the correct one

2. Deed: receives from father, John Manning, 100 acres more or less, 6 Jun 1713, Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 132 County: Norfolk County State: Virginia
Deed Book: 9 Page: 256-257
Respository: Chesapeake Circuit Court Clerk's Office
Grantors: John Manning Residence: Elizabeth River Parrish, Norfolk Co.,
Grantees: my son, Joseph Manning
Date of Deed: 6 June 1713 Date Recorded: 19 June 1713
Consideration: gift
Signatures or Marks: John IM Manning Sen.
Witnesses: William Manning, Richard RN Nash Sen., Sarah N Nash
Description: I, John Manning now of the River Parrish and county aforesaid have given granted and by these presents do freely clearly and absolutely give and grant to my loving son Joseph Manning a certaine parcell of land it being the plantation that I know live on and bounded by marked trees containing one hundred acres of land more or less within the said bound together with the plantation houses orchards fences woods and woodland ground upper woods and underwoods, timber and timber trees and all manner of appurtenances to the said lands appertaining or belonging with all withall manner of priviledges profetts and commodityes to the same lands belonging as I my selfe have might or could have had all the said land as aforesaid to have and to hold all the aforesaid lands and priviledges unto my loveing son Joseph Manning and his heirs lawfully begotten of his own body and there heirs for ever, and for want of such heirs to fall and return to my three sons John, Wiliam and Thomas Manning equally to be devided between them and there heirs in the same manner my son John Manning to have his part of the land joyning next to him to goe up to the head line my said son Joseph Manning and his heirs as aforesaid not debarring me the aforesaid John Manning doner of priviledge of or upon any part or parcell of the said lands and tenements and possessions during my natural life (also) my loveing wife to have her living and benefit of the said priviledges and plantation dureing her natural life the said lands and priviledges as aforesaid to my loveing son Joseph Manning as aforesaid and his heirs as aforesaid to enjoy occupie possess peacably with out any manner of condition as I the said John Manning as aforesaid have absolutely and of my own free will and accord set and put in further testimony. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett and putt my hand and seale this sixth day of June one thousand seven hundred & thirteen

3. Will: of Joseph Manning, 27 Mar 1733, Southern Branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 133 Testator: Joseph Manning
Residence: Southern Branch of Elizabeth River, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Executors: my wife, Martha Maning & my son, Malichy Maning
Date signed: 27 March 1733 Date proved: 17 Dec 1742
Signature or mark: Joseph Manning
Witnesses: Ralph Finley, William Wallas, Will'm (M his mark) Maning Junr., Eliza (E her mark) Nash
Bequests, Devises:
To my son, Malichy Maning--my plantation whereon I now live & one hundred acres of land. I also give free priveledge to him to build upon the land not molesting his mother to whom I give the house upon my plantation during her natural life or widowhood.
To my wife--I give half the orchard and priveledge of timber & lightwood during her life or widowhood
To my son, Malichy Maning--the other half of the orchard when he comes to the age of twenty one , but in case his mother should marry before he is of age them my said to to choose a guardian and to have the profitts of his tract of the orchard and to be part to a ship carpenter trade
To my wife--after her marriage to have only two thirds as the law directs
To my son Joseph Maning--to have the nursery on this plantation to plant in orchard
To my son Joseph Maning--100 acres of land being the land I bought of John Willoughby and Thomas Willoughby
To my wife, Martha Maning--priveledge of timber and lightwood as long as she remains a widow and benefits of the corase ground during her widowhood
To my said son (Joseph Maning)--a feather bed with a rugg, blanket and a pair of sheets, a bolster and two pillows, a midling iron pott, two pewter dishes, two basons, four pewter plates, six spoons, two iron angers, and eight pound cash cur't money of Virginia. And it is my desire that if his mother marrys before he is of age that he choose his guardian & be part to the ship carpenters trade
To my son, Malichy Manning--a featherbed, a rugg, blankett, a pair of sheets, a boulster, & two pillows, a midling iron pott, two pewter dishes, two basons, four pewter plates, six spoons and two porringers and eight pounds cash current money of Virginia & my own gun
To my daughter, Martha Maning--a featherbed with a rugg, blanket, a pair of sheets, a bolster, two pillows, a midling iron pott, two pewter dishes, two basons, four pewter plates, six spoons and two porringers, and ten pounds cash cur't money of Virginia
To my daughter, Mary Maning--a feather with a rugg, blanket, a pair of sheets, a bolster, two pillows, a midling iron pott, two pewter dishes, two basons, four pewter plates, six spoons, & 2 porringers, and ten pounds cash cur't money of Virginia
It is my desire that if any of the children which I give legacies to shall die without heirs that the rest shall be divided among the survivors
It is my desire that all the rest of my estate personal and real within and without shall be divided between my wife and my four children
To my wife, Martha Maning--my negro wench Sarah & her increase during her natural life or widowhood and after her decease or marriage to be sold by the discretion of my executors and the price to be divided among them all

4. Inventory & Appraisement: of Joseph Manning, 14 Jan 1741/42, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 134 A Inventory and appraisement of the estate Mr. Joseph Manning dec'd taken the 14th day of January 1742/3
To one bed bolster two pillows one rugg one blanket one pr sheets
bedstead matt and cord 5--0--0
To one bed bolster & pillows one rugg blankett and sheets
bedstead matt & cord 3--0--0
To 1 trundle bed bolster rug blankett sheet bedstead matt
& cord 2--0--0
To 1 bed bolster pillows rug blankett sheets bedstead
matt & cord 6--0--0
To 1 bed bolster pillows rug blankett pr. sheets bedstead
matt & cord 5--5--0
To one negro man named Jordan 27--0--0
To one negro boy called Adam 25--0--0
To one negro wench named Sall 18--0--0
To 1 negro wench named Aba 28--0--0
To 1 negro boy named Sam 8--0--0
To 1 old cart and wheels 0--5--0
To 12 flagged chairs 15--0
To appraisement brought up 128--5--0
To 1 small walmut table 3--5--0
To 5 doz pewter spoons 7--6
To 18 pewter plates 18--0
To 6 pewter porringers 6--0
To 3 large pewter bason & 2 small do 5--0
To 10 new pewter dishes & one large bason one small one
37th weight 2--9--4
To 1 quart pott and one jill do 7--0
To 2 old pewter tankards one candle stick one tinn funell &
one peper box 12--0
To a parcell of old pewter 15th w 11-7
To 3 stocks of bees 15--0
To 1 cloth coat vest & breeches & hatt 6--0--0
To pr. leather breeches and Justing jackett 3--0--0
To a parcell of old cloaths 3--0--0
To 1 old pr of silver shoe buckles 6--11 to one whipsaw 2--0--0 2--6--11
To 1 side saddle & bridle 2--5--0 to 2 mens saddles &
bridles 2--0--0 4--5--0
To 2 cafe of knives & forks 6--6 to 1 box iron & heaters 5--0 11--6
To 1 chest @ 5 & one do @ 6/6 To 1 chest at 7/6 To 1 chest
& box @ 5/ 1--4--0
To 2 wheels 12/6 To a parcel of books 8/ To 2 razers one horn
& pr. spectales 5/ 1--5--6
To 1 gun @ 15/ one do @ 5/ To 2 wheels and one pr. cards @ 9/ 1--9--0
To 1 horse 3--15--0
To 1:m nails @ 6/ and 79 old iron 6/7 12--7
To a parcel of tools @ 25/ some feathers & some nails 1--11--0
To parcel of hoes & plough & iron pestle 10/ To 2 spitts @
7 & parcel 1--4--0
To some hony tub @ 4/3 soul & upper leather 1--3--0
To a parcel of rope 4/6 & hand mill @ 30/ 1--14--6
To a parcell of old cash 3--6--0 To 1 brake & 2 prs of tongs 5/ 3--11--0
To a sow & 12 shoats and 4 hoggs 3--0--0
To 7 sheep @ 3/5 & 10 geese @ 10/ To 1 grindstone @ 8/
& one boat @ 10/ 3--3--0
To 30 bottles @ 5/ & 2 sows @ 3/ 13--0
To 1 table @ 2/ and 2 juggs earthernware etc. @ 18/ 1--0--0
To a parcell of flax & cotten @ 1--0--8 To 5 banketic 5/ 1--5--8
To 21 bush of pease @ 2/6 2--12--6
To 2 quire paper ink glass & chalk real 0--1--3
To 3 pr fire tongs & some spin toe 9/ To 3 pound wooling yarn
& 9 wool 14 1-3--0
to 26 of unspun flax 19--0
To 1 weavers loom 2 stays & gun etc 16/ To a parcell of pot
racks & chalk 3/6 19--6
To a parcel of tubbs, trays & cann 5--0
To 3 iron potts 1/5 & 3 iron do @ 4/ pr frying pan @ 3/ 2--2--0
To a parcell of hooks & brimstone 3--0
To 1 pair money scales & weights 4--0
To cash 39--17--1
To 13 head of cattle 33--0--0
To 22 head of hoggs 3--14--0
To 29 cart of Indian corn @ 8/4 32--1--8
To 2 looking glass & slate & honey tubb 5--9
In obediance to a order of Norfolk County Court bearing date the 17th day of December 1742 We the subscribers have mett at the late dwelling house of Joseph Manning deces'd and being first sworn have valued the said deceasedants estate to the best of our judgement which amounts to two hundred fifty six pounds three shillings and seven pence half penney.
Thomas Culpeper
John Wallis
Timothy Ives
Norfolk County--At a Court held the 21st day of January 1742/3. The inventory and appraisement of the estate of Jos. Maning deceased being returned the same is ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Sam'l Boush c.c.

Joseph married Martha [3041] 2,83 [MRIN: 1029] in 1705 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.2 Martha was born in 1687 2 and died after 1733.83

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from huband, Joseph Manning, 1733, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83 To my wife--I give half the orchard and priveledge of timber & lightwood during her life or widowhood
To my wife--after her marriage to have only two thirds as the law directs
To my wife, Martha Maning--priveledge of timber and lightwood as long as she remains a widow and benefits of the corase ground during her widowhood
To my wife, Martha Maning--my negro wench Sarah & her increase during her natural life or widowhood and after her decease or marriage to be sold by the discretion of my executors and the price to be divided among them all
* Martha was also named executor with her son, Malichy Maning

Children from this marriage were:

   76 M    i. Joseph Manning [3042] 83 was born after 1712 83 and died after 1733.83

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Manning, 1733, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83 To my son Joseph Maning--to have the nursery on this plantation to plant in orchard
To my son Joseph Maning--100 acres of land being the land I bought of John Willoughby and Thomas Willoughby
To my said son (Joseph Maning)--a feather bed with a rugg, blanket and a pair of sheets, a bolster and two pillows, a midling iron pott, two pewter dishes, two basons, four pewter plates, six spoons, two porringers, and eight pound cash cur't money of Virginia. And it is my desire that if his mother marrys before he is of age that he choose his guardian & be part to the ship carpenters trade

   77 F    ii. Martha Manning [3043] 83 was born in 1708 2 and died after 1733.83

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Manning, 1733, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83 To my daughter, Martha Maning--a featherbed with a rugg, blanket, a pair of sheets, a bolster, two pillows, a midling iron pott, two pewter dishes, two basons, four pewter plates, six spoons and two porringers, and ten pounds cash cur't money of Virginia

   78 F    iii. Mary Manning [3044] 83 was born in 1710 2 and died after 1733.83

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Manning, 1733, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83 To my daughter, Mary Maning--a feather with a rugg, blanket, a pair of sheets, a bolster, two pillows, a midling iron pott, two pewter dishes, two basons, four pewter plates, six spoons, & 2 porringers, and ten pounds cash cur't money of Virginia

   79 M    iv. Malichy Manning [3045] 83 was born after 1712 83 and died after 1733.83

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Joseph Manning, 1733, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 83 To my son, Malichy Maning--my plantation whereon I now live & one hundred acres of land. I also give free priveledge to him to build upon the land not molesting his mother to whom I give the house upon my plantation during her natural life or widowhood.
To my son, Malichy Maning--the other half of the orchard when he comes to the age of twenty one , but in case his mother should marry before he is of age them my said to to choose a guardian and to have the profitts of his tract of the orchard and to be part to a ship carpenter trade
To my son, Malichy Manning--a featherbed, a rugg, blankett, a pair of sheets, a boulster, & two pillows, a midling iron pott, two pewter dishes, two basons, four pewter plates, six spoons and two porringers and eight pounds cash current money of Virginia & my own gun

31. William Manning [539] 32,84 was born in 1689 2 and died after Apr 1763 in Alexanders Corner, Hanover, Virginia, USA.2,32,84

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1669. 5 *note--big difference between two stated birth dates of 1669 & 1689. Check which one is correct

2. Deed: receives from fatherJohn Manning 60 acres land known as Cuther Neck, 6 Jun 1713, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 135 Grantors: John Manning, planter
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River parrish, Norfolk Co., Virgina
Grantees: my loving son, William Manning
Residence: Norfolk Co., Virginia
Date of Deed: 6 June 1713 Date Recorded: 19th June 1713
Consideration:
Signatures or Marks: Jno I M Maning
Witnesses: Joseph Manning John I Manning J N Willis
Description: 60 acres more or less, being the land by son, William now lives on known by the name of the Curther Neck bound by a line of marked trees together with the plantation house, orchards, fences, woods and woodland ground uper woods and underwoods timber and all manner of timber trees and all manner of appurtenances to the said lands appertaining or belonging with all manner of previlidges profits and commodities to the same lands to my son, Wm. Manning and his heirs. For want of heirs, then to fall and return to my son, Thomas Manning & his heirs.

3. Court: petitioned court to build a water mill, 18 May 1722, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 136 At a Court held the 18th May 1722
From the petition of Wm. Bishopp and Wm. Manning to have liberty to buld a watter mill across Julians Creeke runs on the lands of John & Rich'd Taylor. Its therefore ordered they be sum'd to next court.

4. Will: 20 Apr 1763, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 137 Name: William Manning
Wife: Mary Manning
Sons: Mikal, John, Mathias, & Moses Manning
Daughter: Sarah Macay
Grandsons: Willoughby Manning & William Batchelor
Will dated: 20 April 1763

William married Mary [3046] 2,84 [MRIN: 1030] in 1705 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2.,84 Mary was born in 1671 2 and died after Apr 1763.2,84

Children from this marriage were:

   80 M    i. Benjamin Manning [3048] 2 was born in 1705 2 and died from 1706 to 1795 2 at age 1.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: of William Manning, 4 Apr 1791. 2 tells of his brother Benjamin, wife Mourning and Eli Manning (son)
**Needs further investigation

   81 M    ii. Matthias Manning [3049] 2,84 was born in 1706 2 and died after Apr 1763.2,84

   82 M    iii. Moses Manning [3050] 2,84 was born in 1710 2 and died on 15 Oct 1747 in King George Parish, Hanover Co., Virginia 2,84 at age 37.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Children: 2 One source a Moses Manning as having a child named Nancy. I believe that this child belongs to the other Moses instead of his cousin Moses, since the will below does not indicate any children for this Moses.

2. Will: 6 Nov 1747, King George Co, Virginia. 2 The will of Moses reads: " I Moses Manning of the county of King George and Parish of Hanover do give to Ann Manning my wife, six lotts in Leeds Town to her and her heirs forever lawfully begotten of her own body and all my other goods by me possessed only my watch and that I give to Moses Manning my cousin at Norfolk, the son of Thomas Manning. As witness my hand and seale this 5th day of September 1747."

He was deceased before the 6th day of November 1747, as the court of King George County met that day and was presented the will of the deceased Moses Manning.

Moses married Ann [3051] 2 [MRIN: 1032] in 1730 in Virginia.2 Ann was born in 1710 in Virginia 2 and died from 1736 to 1804 2 at age 26.

   83 F    iv. Sarah Manning [3052] 2,84 was born in 1712 2 and died after Apr 1763.2,84

Sarah married Macay [2693] 84 [MRIN: 896] before Apr 1763.84

+ 84 M    v. Mikel Manning [3053] 84,138 was born in 1714 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between Dec 1800 and Jan 1807 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 138 about age 86.

   85 M    vi. William Manning [3054] 2 was born in 1716 2 and died in 1791 in Nash Co., North Carolina 2 at age 75.

   86 M    vii. John Manning [3055] 2,84 was born in 1718 2 and died after Apr 1763.2,84

32. Thomas Manning [540] 32 was born in 1691 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between 1716 and 1782 in Virginia 2,32 about age 25.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: Norfolk Co., Virginia. 5 Thomas Manning born in Norfolk, Va.; m. Sarah Taylor
children: Moses Manning I (b. 1710, d. 1791) m. Lydia Smith
Samuel Manning (b. 1712)
Mary Manning Granberry (b. 1722) m. James Granberry

2. Deed: receives from father John Manning 40 acres land being on Julian Creek, part of the Curther Neck, 6 Jun 1713, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 139 Grantors: John Manning
Residence: Southern branch of Elizabeth River parrish, Norfolk Co., Virginia
Grantees: to my son, Thomas Manning
Residence: Norfolk Co., Virginia
Date of Deed: 6 June 1713 Date Recorded: 19th June 1713
Consideration:
Signatures or Marks: John I M Manning
Witnessess: Wiliam Manning Joseph Manning J N Willis
Description: parcel of land on which there is a corn field now planted on part of it lying and being on Julian Creek side and being part of the tract that is called the Curther Neck and bounded by marked trees containing 40 acres of land more or less within the said bounds together with the said plantation house, orchards, fences, woods and woodland ground uper woods and under woods timber and all manner of timber trees and all manner of appurtanences to the said lands to my loving son Thomas and his heirs. If no heirs then the land to return to my son, William Manning and his heirs.

3. Deed: bought 100 acres from John Hogdson, 16 Aug 1734, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 140 This indenture made of 16th day of Augt. in the year of our Lord Christ 1734 and of 8th year of the reign of our soveign in Ports. King George of land of Great Britain etc. between John Hogdson of the one part and John Manning of the other part both of Norfolk County and Ports. aforesaid witnesseth that the said John Hogdson by over judge bearing date one day before the date hereof for of consideration therein expressed did bargain and sell unto the said Thos. Manning his heirs etc. some certain tract and parcel of land containing one hundred acres situate lying and being in the head of the Southern Branch of Elizb. River in the County of Norfolk within northwest woods being part of a patent granted to Peter Cartwright bearing date of 29th of Sept. 1693 for the said one hundred acres of land lyethe on the southwest side of the cypress swamp and is the same land that Peter Cartwright sold unto Wm Wallace as by a deed recorded in the records of Norfolk County bearing date of 18th day of May 1697. will appraise and now by the said John Hodgson sold and transferred unto the said Thos. Manning to have and to hold for and during the term of one whole year as by the two recorded indentures (?) at large appeareth. Now this indenture witnesseth that the said John Hodgson for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen pounds of good (?) to have already paid (?) to be paid (?) whereof he doth hereby acknowledge and doth hereby pay with and discharge the said Thos. Manning from the said indenture of lease and from every part and parcel thereof Hath granted occupied released and confirmed and by these present doth grant (?) release and confirm unto the said Thos. Manning in his actual possession and being by certain of the said (?) indenture to him made of a year and of the statute and to his heirs and assigns the aforesaid land hereditments & premises and all the estate right title interest previledges claims and demands whatsoever of the said John Hodgeson in deed unto the same and every part thereof and of reversion and resersions remainder and remainders thereof and of every part thereof. To have and to hold his said land (?) the appurtenances unto the said Thos. Manning his heirs and assigns for ever and the said John Hodgeson for himself his heirs & doth by these presents covenant and agree to and with the siad Thos. Manning. In manner and form following that is to say that the said Thos. Manning etc. shall and may from time to time and at all time forever hereafter peaceably and quietly have hold and enjoy of aforesaid land with the appurentenaces before herein (?) to be granted without the (??) (?) of the said John Hodgson his heirs etc. or of or from any other person or persons whatsoever having or lawfully claiming to have any estate rights title claims or demand in and to the same will forever warrant & defend by these present. In witness whereof the said John Hodgson hath thereunto set his hand and seale the day and year first above written.
Jno Hodgson
Signed sealed and delivered in presense of us
At a Court held the 16th day of August 1734 Jno Hodgson acknowledged his deeds for land etc. to Thos. Manning at whose motion the same are admitted to record.
Test: Solo. Wilson

*note: this deed was very hard to read, so corrections may be in order
Also. it's worth noting that at the beginning of the deed to says the deed is between John Hodgson and John Manning, but throughout the rest of the deed it refers to Thos. Manning buying the land. Therefore I think the John Manning referred to at first is actually a clerical error and should be Thos. Manning.

4. Deed: Thomas & wife, Sarah sold to Thomas Sikes, 1734, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 141 Grantors: Thomas Manning & Sarah, his wife
Grantees: Thomas Sikes

5. Deed: bought fro Samuel Hanbury, 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 142 Grantors: Samuel Hanbury
Grantees: Thomas Manning

6. Deed: sold 50 acres of land to HIllary Hodges for 8 pounds, 28 Feb 1742/43, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 143 Grantors: Thomas Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Hillary Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 28 Feb 1743 Date Recorded: 10 June 1744
Consideration: 8 pounds
Signatures or marks: Thomas Manning
Witnesses: Ralph Fenley, Sam'l Hanbury, Benjamin Hodges Jr.
Description: one certain parcel tract or dividend of land situate lying & being in the county of Norfolk Virginia containing by estimatation fifty acres more or less and bounded as follows: beginning at a pine being the corner tree of the land of William Hanbury, running thence to a holly from thence to a poplar upon the old line, along the old line to a pine and from thence to the first mentioned station, another tract said land and premises are now in the actual possession of him the said Hillary Hodges by voucher of this indenture of bargain and sale

7. Deed: buys 60 acres from Thomas & Mary Cottle & Reuben & Mary Powell, 30 Jan 1747/48, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 144 Grantors: Thomas Cottle & Mary, wife Residence: Norfolk Co.
Reubin Powell & Mary, wife Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Thomas Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 30 Jan 1747/8 Date Proved: 19 May 1748
Consideration: 20 pounds
Signature or marks: Thomas (I C is mark) Cottle Mary (M her mark) Cottle
Reuben Powell Mary (x her mark) Powell
Witnesses: Elisha Manning, Joseph (x his mark) Cottle, Eleazar Tart
Description: 60 acres of land be it more or less situate lying and being in Norfolk County aforesaid for the head of the Western Branch which land did formerly belong to Mary Harlowin and by the said Mary Harlowin sold unto Mary Cottle wife of Thomas Cottle and daughter unto of said Mary Harlowin and was by Thomas Cottle and Mary his wife was given by deed of gift unto Mary Powell wife of Reuben Poweel and daughter of the said Mary Cottle with all houses, orchards, pastures & grounds, marsh and marshes, woods and under woods water river branches springs timber and timberland that is now growing upon the land or shall hereafter grow upon the same 60 acres of land, bounded as followeth, to wit: beginning at the beach ridge run and running south to a maple tree and by marked trees to a buysgum on Purchasers line and by marked trees to a chinkopin tree joining upon John Tuckers line and running east by a marked trees to a pine tree and thence to a run called Rasemore's Run on Tucker's line and then north to the first mentioned run and so up ye said Beach Ridge run joyning on the land of the said Thomas Manning to the first station on Cap. William Hodges land including the above said land.

Thomas married Sarah Taylor [3096] 5 [MRIN: 1033].5

Children from this marriage were:

   87 M    i. Moses Manning [3056] 2,5 was born in 1710 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2,5 and died on 2 Jan 1791 2,5 at age 81.

Moses married Lydia Smith [3097] 5 [MRIN: 1050] on 12 Nov 1762 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.145

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 12 Nov 1762, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 145 Moses Maning and Lydia Smith m. 12 November 1762. Sur. John Smith

2. Alt. Marriage: 1730. 146

   88 M    ii. Samuel Manning [3098] 5 was born in 1712.5

+ 89 F    iii. Mary Manning [3099] 5,147 was born in 1722.5

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43. Caleb Hodges [1208] 91 was born about 1697 in Norfolk Co., Virginia and died after 1736.91

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Roger Hodges, 50 acres joining brothers Roger & Edward & one young heifer, 18 Aug 1716, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 91

Caleb married about 1720.40

The child from this marriage was:

+ 90 M    i. Hillary Hodges [1310] 40 was born about 1723.40

51. Mary Hodges [2168] 50 was born bpt 18 Oct 1717 in Abingdon Parish, Gloucester Co., Virginia and died after 1765.50

Noted events in her life were:

1. Bio: of Mary Hodges, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 148 Mary Hodges possibly only daughter of Joseph, named first in his will, was bapt. Oct. 18, 1717 in Abingdon Parish Gloucester Co., Va.; m. (1) William Bressie before 1746; m. (2) Patrick Keaton who died before November 15, 1752 and left a wife, Mary, and daughter, Mary and Sarah. Excts. Josehph Hodges Sr. and Benj. Hodges, Sr. (Wills of Norfolk, Vol. II). On April 23, 1759, Joseph Hodges signed the marriage bond of William Evans and Mary Keaton. The 1766 will of Joseph Hodges names his daughter Mary Evans and his grandson William Bressie.

Mary Hodges born 1717 may have been daughter of either Sarah or Mary. While she bore the name of the second wife, we know that her grandmother, Joseph's mother was Mary Manning. The will of Joseph Hodges, Sr. names as a grandchild only William Brassie but we know that Mary enjoyed two later marriages. The will of her second husband, Patrick Keaton, names his wife Mary and daughters, Sarah and Mary. Sarah named first was probably the older of the two and could have been named for the wife's mother. This was a common custom of that and many generations.

2. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges, 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To daughter, Mary Evans--land that lies the other side of the Branch beyond my barn and liberty of my orchard--likewise use of 1 room in my house for 1 year--the said land she is to hold during her widowhood and use of negro Edon for 1 year--likewise give her negro wench Patience provided she is recovered--likewise 2 cows, 2 sows & pigs and 2 ewes

Mary married William Bressie [2178] 50,97 [MRIN: 895] before 1746.97

The child from this marriage was:

   91 M    i. William Bressie [2179] 50,104 died after Dec 1767.50,104

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To grandson, William Bressie--in full of his father's estate--one negro boy Jack

2. Inherits: from cousin, William Hodges, Dec 1767, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 104 To cousin, William Brassie--100 acres land if he should die without heir--land to return to Stephen Hodges

Mary next married Patrick Keaton [1485] 97 [MRIN: 733] before 1752.97 Patrick died before 15 Nov 1752.97

Children from this marriage were:

   92 F    i. Mary Keaton [1486] .97

   93 F    ii. Sarah Keaton [1487] .97

Mary next married William Evans [2169] 50,97 [MRIN: 731] on 23 Apr 1759 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 50.,97 William died before Nov 1765.50

52. Ferebee Hodges [2167] 50,99,100 died after Apr 1779.50,99

General Notes: **named as Executor of Joseph Hodges Jr. will
**named as Executor of William Hodges will & also signed as a witness--names brother, Ferebee as being indebted to him for 1 yoke of steer which was 10 pounds and cash lend 3 pounds 49,102

Noted events in his life were:

1. Name originated: Norfolk Co., Virginia. 149 In the next century the name Ferebee was a popular one for both boys and girls across Va., N.C. and Tenn. but Ferebee Hodges, son of Joseph was the frist to bear that given name.
We belive that his mother was Mary the second wife of Joseph Hodges and that she was Mary Ferebee, daughter of John.

2. Occupation: blacksmith on Water Row, 1759, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 150 The Hodges, like the Wilsons and the Parkers, are heavy on the land, but I can say that the earliest of the name to settle in Portsmouth was the blacksmith Ferebee Hodges who held shop on Water Row in 1759.

3. Inherits: from father, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To son, Ferebee Hodges--1 negro wench Hannah
All the rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee,four my son William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna

4. Will: 2 Apr 1779, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 151 Name: Ferebee Hodges
Wife: Mary
Son: Samuel
Will dated: 2 April 1779

Ferebee married Mary Frier [2605] 99,100 [MRIN: 875] on 7 Feb 1778 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 99.,101 Mary died after Apr 1779.99

The child from this marriage was:

   94 M    i. Samuel Hodges [2606] 99 died after Apr 1779.99

53. William Hodges [2170] 50,102 died between Dec 1764 and Jan 1765.50,102

General Notes: **his children, Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna inherit his share of inheritance from his father


William Hodes who was married and had at least four children before his death in 1764 was also probably the son of this middle marriage to Mary Ferebee 50,53

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: abstract, 22 Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 152 Testator: William Hodges
Residence: of Norfolk county
Executors: James Webb, Ferebee Hodges & Ann Hodges, wife
Date signed: 22 December 1764
Date proved: 17 January 1765
Signature or Mark: William Hodges
Witnesses: Ferebee Hodges, Charles Hodges, Nathaniel (X his mark) Cain
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To son, William Hodges--100 acres of land joining Malachi Wilkins
To son, John Hodges--100 acres of land joining land I gave to his brother, William and bounding on land that Willis Parsons now lives on
To son Rowland Hodges--plantation that I bought of Ann Willoughby
To wife, Ann Hodges--one-third part of personal estate during time of widowhood then divided equally among my 3 daughters, Ann Hodges, Mary Hodges, & Susannah Hodges
To my three daughters: Ann, Mary & Susannah--the other two-thirds of my estate
To my son, Joseph Hodges--the use of negro fellow, Sipue, till my son William Hodges come to age 21--then to return to him
To son, Joseph Hodges--money that brother, Ferebee Hodges is indebt to me for one yoke of steer which was 10 pounds and cash lend three pounds, likewise five pounds in brother, Stephen Hodges his hand which he was in my debt.

William married Ann [2183] 102 [MRIN: 732] before 1764.102 Ann died after Dec 1764.102

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from husband, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 To wife, Ann Hodges--one third part of personal estate during time of widowhood then divided equally among my three daughters, Ann Hodges, Mary Hodges, & Susannah Hodges

Children from this marriage were:

   95 M    i. Joseph Hodges [2171] 50,102 died after 1765.50,102

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 To my son, Joseph Hodges--the use of negro fellow, Sipue till my son William Hodges come to age 21--then to return to him
To son, Joseph Hodges--money that brother, Ferebee Hodges is indebt to me for one yoke of steer, which was 10 pounds and cash lend 3 pounds, likewise 5 pounds in brother, Stephen Hodges his hand which he was in my debt

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee, and my son, William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary, & Susanna

   96 F    ii. Anna Hodges [2172] 50,102 died after Nov 1765.50,102

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 To my three daughters, Ann, Mary & Susannah--the other two-thirds of my estate

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee, and my son, William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary, & Susanna

   97 F    iii. Mary Hodges [2173] 50,102 died after Nov 1765.50,102

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 To my three daughters, Ann, Mary & Susannah--the other two-thirds of my estate

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee, and my son, William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary, & Susanna

   98 F    iv. Susanna Hodges [2174] 50,102 died after 1765.50,102

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 To my three daughters, Ann, Mary & Susannah--the other two-thirds of my estate

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Joseph Hodges Sr., Nov 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 50 To son, William Hodges's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary & Susanna--1 negro fellow named Jack to be sold and equally divided
All rest of my estate to be sold and equally divided among my 3 sons, Benjamin, Stephen & Ferebee, and my son, William's children: Joseph, Anna, Mary, & Susanna

   99 M    v. William Hodges [2180] 102,104 was born after 1743 102 and died before 17 Dec 1767.102,104

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 To son, William Hodges--100 acres of land joining Malachi Wilkins

2. Will: abstract, 17 Dec 1767, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 153 Testator: William Hodges
Residence: of Norfolk county
Executors: William Brassie & Stephen Hodges
Date signed: "blank"
Date proved: 17 December 1767
Signature or Mark: William Hodges
Witnesses: Sylvanus Mayo, William Williams, Martha (X her mark) Hodges
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To uncle, Stephen Hodges--negro man Sipion
To cousin, William Brassie--100 acres land if he should die without heir--land to return to Stephen Hodges

   100 M    vi. John Hodges [2181] 102 died after Dec 1764.102

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 To son, John Hodges--100 acres of land joining land I gave to his brother, William and bounding on land that Willis Parsons now lives on

   101 M    vii. Rowland Hodges [2182] 102,154 died after Dec 1764.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, William Hodges, Dec 1764, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 102 To son, Rowland Hodges--plantation that I bought of Ann Willoughby

Rowland married Elizabeth [3003] 154 [MRIN: 1002] on 10 Oct 1789 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.155

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: Rowland Hodges to Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson, 10 Oct 1789, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 154 10 October 1789. Rowland Hodges and Mrs. Elizabeth Wilson. Sur. Ezekiel Drummond

58. Thomas Hodges [2572] 107,113 died from Jan to Feb 1755 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.113

Noted events in his life were:

1. Plat: 1697, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 156 Owned half of lot # 4 and lot # 18 in plan of Norfolk town (1680-1736)

2. Inherits: from his brother, Solomon, his plantation & tract of land that Solomon lives on, Aug 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 107

3. Appointed: overseer of the road, 22 Dec 1744, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 157 Court order
Court held 22nd Dec 1744--Thomas Hodges is appointed overseer of the road in the river of Solomon Miller

4. Inherits: from brother-in-law, Henry Price one large oval table, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 118 Also, is named Henry Price's executor of will.

5. Inherits: from his father, Richard Hodges 7 pounds, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57

6. Will: 12 Jan 1755, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 158 Dated: 12 January 1755
Proved: February 1755
In the Name of God. Amen ______
The Last Wil and Testament of Thomas Hodges of Norfolk County.
Item: I give and bequeath to my beloved son, Solomon Hodges my land whereon I live to him and his heirs forever ____________
Item: I give to my son, Kadah Hodges ye one moiety of that land I own in Gibbs Neck ye upper part, and ye lower moiety to my son, Samuel, part and part alike of ye high land and swamp to them and their heirs forever __________
Also, I give to my daughter, Ann Hodges, one Negro girl named Priscilla, to her and her heirs forever, also I leave my Negro wench named Charity to be sold to ye highest bidder, and ye money to be equally divided amongst my children, that is my son, Solomon, and Kadah and Samuel Hodges, and my daughter, Ann Hodges share and share alike ______
Also, I give to my son, Solomon Hodges and Kadah Hodges and Samuel Hodges my Negro wench named Leah to have part and part alike in her _______ and all ye residue of my estate to be sold, and ye money to be equally divided amongst my children herenamed that is Solomon Hodges and Kadah Hodges and Samuel Hodges and my daughter, Ann Hodges part and part alike.
I appoint my beloved brother Richard Hodges to be my whole and sole executor of this my last will and testament ________
I ratify this and no other to be my last will and testament in witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal _______ This twelfth day of Jan'y 1755.
Thomas (X his mark) Hodges, seal
Robert Hodges
Daniel Howell
William Williams

7. Chancery suit: Robert Hodges vs devises of Richard Hodges, exec of Thomas Hodges, 1769, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 159 To the Worshipful the Justices of the County of Norfolk sitting in Chancery
Humbly complaining sheweth your orator Robert Hodges that the late Richard Hodges was left executor of the last will and testament of Thomas Hodges deceased and did on the eighteenth day of September the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty six obtain administration thereon for which administration your orator became security as appears by the bond on record in this worshipful Court and that the said Richard was by verdict of a jury in this Court found to have misapplied said estate and a loss to accrue to the children of said Thomas to the amount of twenty five pounds nineteen shillings and nine pence which was paid by your orator as security for the said administration was appears by the judgements and executions among the records of this court and further your sheweth that the costs and other unavoidable expenses incurred by reason of the said Richard's undue administration of said estate and which expenses were paid and sustained by your orator do amount to the sum of thirty eight pounds three shillings and four pence that your orator has an amount as yet unsatisfied of seventeen pounds seven shillings and eleven pence which your orator does present to the said Richard as executor to the said Thomas and which he accordingly received but did never discharge and that your orator has a simple contract account against the said Richard Hodges amounting to three pounds five shillings and eleven pence all which several accounts are referred to in the general state to this bill annexed and your orator humbly prays that said state and accounts be taken as part of this his bill and your orator is informed that there remains no personal estate beloning to said Richard Hodges and that by his will bearing date the thirtieth day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand and seven hundred and sixty six he did devise to his sons Richard Hodges, Randolph Hodges, William Hodges, grandson William Hodges, an infant under the age of twenty one years, and his daughter Elizabeth Smith all his real estate in fee simple but neglected to make any provision for securing your orator as in all equity though and your orator will hope that the said devisees and Thomas Smith the husband of said Elizabeth will knowing the truth of the promsies would have before this (plob of ink) in an amicably manner reimbursted your orator out of the said lands to them devised in all equity they ought to do and as they have been often in a friendly manner requested.
But now so it is may it please your worships that the said Richard, Randolph, Willis, William, Thomas and Elizabeth confirming and considering with same persons to your orator known whosonames when this covered he prays may be made parties to this bill with apt words do charge them, have absolutely refused to reimburse or in any wise satisfy your orator (/) the premises but the said devised lands and real estate do keep and occupy without paying unto your orator the said sums which by reason the said divisors malcious and your orator was obliged to pay and expend all which is contrary to equity and good conscience In tender consideration whereof and to the sons that the said lands by the said will divised (to which will prays leave to refer and (plob of ink) the same may be taken as part of this bill) may be charged in the hands of said devisees with the payment of the said sums of money be your orator paid and expended as well as their expenses accuring thereon and the said account which your orator had produced against the estate of said Thomas Hodges and that the forementioned considerates may be compelled of all true and perfect answers to make upon their respectable & corporal oaths to all and singular the premises and allegations in this bill as fully and particularly as if the same were herein again interrogated and propounded now especially whether the said Richard did have any personal estate and how the same was administered & whether they do not occupy under the said will the several tracks of land thereby devised & whether your orator did not pa the said sums by reason of said security and whether any satisfaction has ever been made to your orator out of the estate of said Richard the devisor or by the considerates or any of them or any person on their behalf and that such other order and decree may be made touching the premises as to your whorships in your great wisdom that summit and agreeable to equity and good conscience may it please your worships to grant unto your orator his majesty's gracious writ of subpona etc. and your orator shall pray etc

1768--Dr: Robert Hodges as security for Rich'd Hodges executor of Thomas Hodges deced to Charles Wilkins guardian to Solomon Hodges and Kedar Hodges orphans of s'd Thomas Hodges

To amount of the judgement (exclusive of costs) recovered in behalf of said Kedar Hodges as & execution 4...1....

To amount of the judgement (exclusive of costs) recovered in behalf of said Solomon Hodges...as & execution 21...8...9
25...9...9
Lawyers fee 15/each of said suits 1..10
29..19..9
The above sum of L29..19..9 was by Mr. Robert Hodges paid and discharged in the following manner....
By s'd Robert Hodges bond payable to Kedar Hodges for the whole amount of his share of his father's estate to delivered him if will accept thereof and discharged his said guardian in which is included so much interest as was allowed by the jury as to judgt. 21..8..9
By s'd Rob't Hodges's note of stand to Jas Holt for ye above fees 30/ and for other fees owing to him by s'd Wilkins 41/4 in all 3..11..4
By s'd Rob't Hodge's assumyes it to pay for s'd C. Wilkins part of what Rich'd Hodges's ex'r has p'd Bolden etc due from Chas. Wilkins for bond
1..19..8
26..19..9
Note: The money mentioned to be due to Mr. Bolden etc was on Charle's Wilkins bond to wherein which Rich'd Hodges dec'd was security and his executor has since pd the ballance & taken up the bond.

Summons--
George the third by the Grace of Gold of Great Britain, France and Ireland King defender of the Faith & etc.
To the sherif of Norfolk County--Greeting we command you that you summon Richard Hodges, Randolph Hodges, Willis Hodges, Thomas Smith and Elizabeth his wife...to appear before our justices afores'd county court in Chancery at the courthouse of the said county.......on the 3rd Thursday in this instant to answer a bill in chancery exhibited against them by Robert Hodges......and this they shall in no wise omit under the penalty of L100 each and have then there this writ witness John Boush Dept....Clerk of our said court at the courthouse the 7th day of August in the ninth year of our reign.
Jn Boush DT clerk
Aug 7, 1769
Executed: Wm. Shipwash
Rich'd Hodges not to be found
Aug 1769 Time to consider bill & atta vs R'd Hodges

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county--greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in September next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush Clerk of our said Court the nineteenth day of August in the ninth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges.
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
not to be found---Wm. Shipwash

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county, greeting--We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in October next--to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said Court the 27th day of September in ninth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
not to be found--Wm. Shipwash

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith, etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in January next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said Court the 23rd day of December in the tenth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
copy left: Wm. Shipwash 23 Dec 1769

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in February next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said Court the 20thy day of January in the tenth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
copy left: Wm. Shipwash 1770

Summons--
George the third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thirsday in March next to answer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise omit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said court the 12th day of February in the tenth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
copy left--Wm. Shipwash 1770

Summons--
George the Third by the grace of God of Great Britain, France and Ireland, King Defender of the Faith etc. To the sherif of Norfolk county, greetings. We recommend you that you attach Richard Hodges so that you have his body before our Justices of our said county court of Norfolk at the courthouse of the said county on the 3rd Thursday in August next to aswer us as well of a certain comtempt by the said Richard Hodges to us offered as it is said, as upon these things, which to him then & there shall be objected, and further to do and receive what our said Court shall in this part consider and this you shall in no wise moit, and have then there this writ. Witness Samuel Boush clerk of our said Court the 25th day of July in the tenth year of our reign.
Sam'l Boush
For not appearing to answer a bill in Chancery exhibited against him by Robert Hodges.
Teste: Sam'l Boush, clk
copy left: William Shipwash

1769--Dr the Estate of Rich'd Hodges execut'r of Thos. Hodges in approved, acc't with Rob't Hodges Cr.
To an acct proved and left in the office 17...7...11
To undays of me & hors to bring them to a settlement 2...1...0
To 1 days attendence taken by a writ as security
for the execu'r 16..9
To one attorneys fee 0..15..0
To be taken as security & imprisonment seven days 3..10..
To sundry charges & expense 2..10..
To sundry expense 1..16..4
To other expense of boat pier 2..6
To the expense of boat pier and hands 1..2..6
To 100 days expense 9..4
To three dollars p'd Mr. Lion 18..
To sundry expenses 1..0..10
To do 8..4
To 5/ p'd Mr. Lion for taking out a writ 5..
To clerk's fees 2..6
To expense 8..4
To money p'd Mr. Lion 1..5..
To other expense 8..4
Do 4..2
Do 4..2
Do 4..2
To Writing & an order of Court 7..6
To expense 4/2 Do 8/4 12..6
To Do 4/2 Do 4/2 Do 4/2 12..6
To 4 days lending of kids a 8..
To 3 sides of leather @ 12..
To 1 qrt of rum @ 1..3
To 1 pt of rum & 1 nip of punch 1..5 1/2
To bringing 100 barrels of fish to the north landing 1..
To carting 4 barrels of fish to Gr't Bridge 4..
To cash 1..3
To cash 1..
To 4 1/2 chesse 3..
To sundry trifles bought 1..12..11
L 17..7..1--sum of simple contract account of Thos. Hodges
20..14..4--sum of account incidinal expenses by reason of being security
3..5..11--sum of simple contract account of Richard Hodges

Norfolk County, Virginia A.D. 1769
Thomas Hodges estate Dr--
To an old account 0..2..11..2
To 1 day measuring & carting corn 1..3..0
To making bedtick & thread 1..3..0
To fleeing 2 cows & 1 heifer 1..3..0
To tendance of ? & ferriage to pronel will 2..1..2
To the care & feeding his cattle hoggs & sheep
& winter 1 month 10..0..0
To providence & apprisers 5..0..0
To rrovidance expense of nessessaries at the
sales of his goods 10..0..0
To some drink at the sale 1..10..0
To writing & receiving bills & bonds 16..0..0
To 1 galln of rum at the sale 5..0..0
To his schooling 7 months= 1/2 at 12/6 & his diet at s'd time 2..17..08..0
To 3 orders answered by me which was proved 4..7..6
1..13..9
L 8..18..11..0
Papers of Solomon Hodges

Richard Hodges executor to Thomas Hodges estate deceased on accoumpt of Keder Hodges
Paid to Wm. Joseph Hodges for doctrine a bad disorder L 1..9..0..0
To nursing in the said disorder for 3 months 1..0..0..0
To 2 years diet of him & clothing when about 5 years to 2..9..0
Seven at 3 pounds & year 6..0..0..0
L 8..9..0..0
Added 8..18..11..0
The sum total 17..7..11..0
This day came before me Robert Hodges & made oath that the above acc't is justley due to him from the estate of Thomas Hodges dec'd which is certified
By Joshua Corprew

Robert Hodges accounts against Thos Hodges
Acc't
Thos. Walston acct for sd year 1753 1..04..3
To Smith & Tucker 1752 1..9..5
To fling 1754 1..2..4
Wm Prousin acc't 0..6..4
To Solomon Wallice 1757 0..9..5
To Malichy Price 1756 19..19..6
To marshingal 1757 3..9
To James Wilson 1756 7..6
To Amanuel burges 1755 3..6
To obadiah moore 1755 1..6
To Johh Smith Lanston 1755 7..6
To James Webb 1755 4..11..10
To charge & tendance in sickness & funeral in 1752
John Smith 5..8..3
To Sol'm Hodges bonding of Sol'm Hodges Junr 4..7..10
To Mr. Thos Nash 1755 17..8
To Charles Britton 1754 3..12..8
To James Webb 1755 19..2
To Absolom grant 1759 15..0
To John Carter 1756 1..9..0
To Josiah Butt 1754 12..0
To copy of will & other expenses 17..6
To Adam Tooley 1755 10..0
To Joshua West 1754 12..6
To Lydia Price 1755 4..2..8
To Sam'll Potter 1755 8..7
To Wm Guy 1755 12..7..3
To Mary fling 1752 12..
To Elizabeth Creekman 1754 2..6
To Solomon Wallace 1755 5..
To Indian Ned 1754 11..3
To James Hodges 1..10..0
To James Webb 1757 3..16..2
To Joshua Corpew 1754 1..8..11
To Jesse Sikes 1755 13..6
To Delany debt & charge 1754 2..17..0
To Clerk & sherif
To nessary drink at the sale of the estate 0..12..6
To John Smith feeding hogg 2..6
& Thomas Walston
To Wm Williams for evidence 3..1
To liquor 2nd day of sail at Henry Whites 6..11
To ? of all the acc't
To Savill Yeamans 4..0
Red'd of me Sam'l Yeamans




Thomas married.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 102 M    i. Solomon Hodges [521] 160 was born before 1755 113,161 and died between 1794 and 1795.160,162

   103 M    ii. Kadah Hodges [577] 113 was born before 1755.113,163 Another name for Kadah was Kedar Hodges.163

Noted events in his life were:

1. Guardian Bonds: orphan of Thomas Hodges, 17 Sep 1761, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 164 17 Sept 1761
Kedar Hodges--Orphan of Thomas Hodges
Guardian: Charles Wilkins
Additional Security: Henry Herbert
Bond: L200

2. Tithables: South side of Tanner's Creek as far as Willis Cares on the north side of creek, Jun 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 165 William Brown & Kader Hodges, Paul Lewelling & negroes Coffey & Molly--5, and 50 acres of land

   104 F    iii. Ann Hodges [578] 113 was born before 1755.113

   105 M    iv. Samuel Hodges [579] 113 was born before 1755.113

59. Robert Hodges [2573] 107,114 died between Dec 1770 and May 1771.57,114

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: will receive his brother, Solomon's plantation & land if their brother, Thomas should die before Solomon, Aug 1730, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 107

2. Deed: bought from Francis Hodges 200 acres on the Northwest River, 14 Mar 1732/33, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 166 Grantors: Francis Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Robert Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 14 March 1733 Date Recorded: 17 May 1734
Consideration: 24 pounds current money
Signature or Marks: Francis Hodges
Witnesses: Richard Hodges, Edward Hodges, William (W his mark) Moore
Description: One certain tract or parcell of land situate on the south west side of the Northwest River in Norfolk county containing two hundred acres be the same more or less and bounded beginning at a white oak standing on the northwest river and (?) running S.W. 16 degrees 588 pole to the back line then from the beginning oak southwest 28d 520 pole to the back line of the pattent then along the line southeast 65d to a light wood stump then southwest 20 ft /12 pole then S.E. 66 d to the end of the first S.W. line

3. Deed: bought 200 acres from Francis Hodges, 14 Mar 1732/33, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 167 Grantors: Francis Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Robert Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 14 March 1733 Date Recorded: 17 May 1734
Consideration: 5 shillings
Signature or Marks: Francis Hodges
Witnesses: Ricard Hodges, Edward Hodges, William (W his mark) Moore
Description: One certain tract or parcell of land situate on the south side of the Northwest river containing two hundred acres more or less bounded beginning at a white oak standing on the northwest river and running southwest 16 degrees 588 pole to the back line thence from the bginning oak southwest 28 degrees 520 pole to the back line of the pattent then along that line south east 63 degrees to a light wood stump thence S.W. 29d 24 poles thence E 66 degrees to the end of the first S. W. line

*note: same land as other deed with same dates--just seem to be double entry in record book

4. Deed: sold to William Hodges, 16 Sep 1743, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 168 Court order
Court held 16th Sept 1743---Robert Hodges deeds of lease & release to William Hodges were this day proved by the oaths of Capt. Willis Wilson Jr. & James Wilkins and at the said William Hodges motion the same are ordered to be recorded.

5. Deed: sold to Wallis Siskes, 16 Sep 1743, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 169 Court order
Court held 16th Sept 1743
Robert Hodges deeds of lease & release to Wallis Siskes were this day provided by the oaths of Capt. Willis Wilson Jr. & James Wilkins and at the said Siskes motion the same are ordered to be recorced.

6. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, his negro boy named Bristol which he has now in his possession., Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 I give to my son Robert all my right to and negro man named Sunday now in the possession of Mary Alice Emanuel Burgess

7. Buys: personal property of Willis James, 22 Jan 1751/52, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 170 Know all men by these presents that I Willia James of Norfolk County hath bargained and sold unto Robert Hodges in plain and open market unto him the said Hodges his heirs executors administrators or assigns a good feather bed and furniture for value rec'd and a cow and a heiffer yearling which came by his wife and a son and six pigs and a good cropbutt saw rest and file and all the rest of my goods & chattels within doors and without doors and I the said Willis James do disposess my self of all this above mentioned and do warrant and defend the said Hodges from all other person or persons from saying any claim right or title to any of this--above mentioned which is sold to be siad Rob
t Hodges whereas I have hereunto set my hand and seal this twenty second day of January 1752 and delivered these in presence of us.
Willis (W his mark) James
Joseph Corbell
Will (M his mark) Gibson
Willis (W his mark) James
Know all persons that I the said Willis James do will and truly pay to the said Rob't Hodges his executors admin the full ballance of the said Rob't Hodges just cash amount to be paid by the tenth day of March the this above mentioned to void null and of no effect given under my hand this 22'd day of Jan 1752.
Rob't Hodges
Joseph Corbell
Will (X his mark) Gibson
Rob't Hodges
Norfolk County: At a Court held the 17 day of May 1753--Willis James's bill of sale to Rob't Hodges was this day proved by the oath of Joseph Corbell also the said Rob't Hodges Fiagance to the said Willis James was proved by the said Corbell & ordered to be recorded.
Teste Sam'l Boush CC

8. Deed: sells to John Shipwash, Between 1752 and 1754, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 171 *note: need to abstract deed

9. Will: abstract, 22 Dec 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 172 Testator: Robert Hodges
Residence: of Norfolk County
Executors: Wife--Mary Hodges; son--James Hodges--Samuel Smith--Mount Pleasant
Date signed: 22 December 1770
Date proved: May court 1771
Signature or Mark: Robert Hodges
Witnessess: William Bailey, Willoughby Miller, Moses Smith
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To son, James Hodges--dwelling plantation where I now live joining with Jno. Muddons bounded with line of trees of Peleg Miller containing 180 acres
To son, Robert Hodges--200 acres land being in Hide Co., lying on Lake Arrone Sucte being in North Carolina with all stock being there
To wife, Mary Hodges--6 of old stock of negros according to her choice and after her death or remarriage to return equally among my children
To Peleg Miller--33 acres of land joining my own land

Robert married Mary [2198] 114 [MRIN: 738] before 1770.114 Mary died after Dec 1770.114

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from husband, Robert Hodges, 22 Dec 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 114 To wife, Mary Hodges--6 of old stock of negros according to her choice and after her death or remarriage to return equally among my children

Children from this marriage were:

   106 M    i. James Hodges [2199] 114 died after Dec 1770.114

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Robert Hodges, 22 Dec 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 114 To son, James Hodges--dwelling plantation where I now live joining with Jno. Muddons bounded with line of trees of Peleg Miller containing 180 acres

   107 M    ii. Robert Hodges Jr. [2200] 114 died after Dec 1770.114

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Robert Hodges, 22 Dec 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 114 To son, Robert Hodges--200 acres land being in Hide Co., lying on Lake Arrone Sucte being in North Carolina with all stock being there

61. Richard Hodges Sr. [2285] 113,115 died between Jul and Sep 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.115,116

General Notes: Possible additional son Robert .
See 4 Robert HODGES b: Abt 1730 NORFOLK CO_ VA d: Bef 1765 NOT MENTIONED IN FATHER'S 1766 WILL

+Mary UNKOWN b: Abt 1730 m: Abt 1750 40

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, his father's plantation with 377 acres, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 Also to my son, Richard, the negro boy Jonas which he has now in possession, also my hand mill grinding stone and all my live stock to him & his heirs.. I also give to my son Richard, providing he shall pay unto my estate toweard the discharging of the legacies, given the sum of 23 pounds in such case I give unto him my negro boy Sunday.

2. Will: named as executor to brother Thomas Hodges's will, Jan 1755, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 113

3. Will: of Richard Hodges, 30 Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 116,173 Testator: Richard Hodges
Residence: of Norfolk County
Executors: Richard Hodges
Date signed: 30 July 1766
Date proved: 18 September 1766
Signature or Mark: Richard Hodges Sr.
Witnesses: Eli Hewlitt, George Wright Burgess, Solomon Hodges, Lydia (X her mark) Wilkins
Bequests, Devises, etc:
To grandson, William Hodges--100 acres land lying in North West River adjoining Caleb Woodard & James Creekmur
To son, Richard Hodges--part of land and plantation I now live on beginning at mouth of Spring Gut to Malichi Burgess line
To son, Randolph Hodges--65 acres of land beginning at mouth of Spring Gut to son Richard's line
To son, Willis Hodges--65 acres land adjoining Randolph Hodges, Richard Hodges, Thomas Smith & Henry Culpepper being all my back land
To daughter, Elizabeth Smith--20 acres of land adjoining Henry Culpepper line
To daughter, Rachel Moon--as I have already given her her portion and five shillings
To wife--one third part of all my land and plantation during her life and what lodging she brought here with her
To daughter, Mathew Hodges--one bed & furniture
To son, Willis Hodges--one trundle bed & furniture
Rest of estate to be sold to highest bidder. Only hogs & corn to be sold at private sale after debts paid--remainder of money I leave one third to wife--remainder divided between son, Willis and daughter, Mathew that is Willis to have one third and Mathew two thirds.

Richard married Martha Randolph [1302] 40 [MRIN: 734] about 1726.40 Martha was born about 1706 40 and died after 1766.40

Children from this marriage were:

   108 M    i. Richard Hodges Jr. [2185] 115 died after 1766.115

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges a negro child of negro woman Jane, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 This negro was willed to brother, Randolph Hodges, but if he should die before age 21 then goes to Richard Hodges

2. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 To son, Richard Hodges--part of land and plantation I now live on beginning at mouth of Spring Gut to Malichi Burgess line

   109 M    ii. Randolph Hodges [2186] 115 died after 1766.115

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges..negro child of my negro woman Jane, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 My grandson to pay for nursing the said child until it shall be weaned and in case my said grandson Randolph should die before he attains age 21 then the said negro to fall to my grandson Richard Hodges

2. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 To son, Randolph Hodges--65 acres of land beginning at mouth of Spring Gut to son Richard's line

3. Deed: sells 25 acres in Deep Creek to William Cofield, 9 May 1794, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 174 Grantor: Randolph Hodges, & Lydia, his wife Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: William Cofield Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date: 9 May 1794 Date Recorded: 15 Sept 1794
Consideration: 25 pounds
Signatures or Marks: Randolph (x his mark) Hodges
Witnesses: William (x his mark) Richardson Margaret (x her mark) Richardson
Jno. Pollick
Description: 25 acres more or less--which is part of the land formerly belonging to Richard Hodges Sr., adjoining the lands of Margaret Manning that was given her by her sister Ann Kay in her last will and testament being on the south side of Deep Creek comes to corner of Matthias Hodges line

4. Deed: sells to William Cofield, 14 Mar 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 175 Grantors: Randolph Hodges & Lydia, his wife
Grantees: William Cofield
Date: 14 March 1795
Names Willis Hodges land, Richard Hodges will--given to daughter, Elizabeth Smith & said Elizabeth giving to brother, Randolph

Randolph married Lydia [2989] 176,177 [MRIN: 991].

   110 M    iii. Willis Hodges [2187] 40,115 was born on 25 Apr 1745 40 and died on 9 Nov 1804 40,115 at age 59.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 40,115 To son, Willis Hodges--65 acres land adjoining Randolph Hodges, Richard Hodges, Thomas Smith & Henry Culpepper being all my back land. One trundle bed & furniture. Willis to get one third of remaining estate

Willis married Arabella Davenport [1306] 40 [MRIN: 483] about 1766.40 Arabella was born before 1753 40 and died before 1810.40

   111 F    iv. Elizabeth Hodges [2188] .115.,116

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 To daughter, Elizabeth Smith--20 acres of land adjoining Henry Culpepper line

2. Deed: gives to brother, Randoplh Hodges 20 acres that was given her by her father, 22 May 1794, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 178 Grantors: Elizabeth Smith Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Grantees: my brother, Randolph Hodges
Date: 22 May 1794 Date Recorded: 15 Sept 1794
Consideration: natural love & affection
Signatures or Marks: Elizabeth (x her mark) Smith
Witnesses: Benjamin (x his mark) Carter Caleb Hewitt
Zehon (x his mark) Culpeper
Description: one small parcel of land, which was given me by my father, Richard Hodges containing 20 acres

Elizabeth married Thomas Smith [2189] 115,116 [MRIN: 735] before 1766.115

   112 F    v. Rachel Hodges [2190] 115 died after Jul 1766.115

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 To daughter, Rachel Moon--as I have already given her her portion and 5 shillings

Rachel married Arthur Moon [2191] 40,115 [MRIN: 736] before 1766.115

   113 F    vi. Mathew Hodges [2192] 115 died after Jul 1766.115

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 To daughter, Mathew Hodges--one bed & furniture. Two thirds of remaining estate to go to Mathew.

+ 114 M    vii. Son Hodges [2193] .

+ 115 M    viii. Solomon Hodges [1303] was born about 1727 in Norfolk Co., Virginia and died before 1767.

+ 116 M    ix. Robert Hodges [1307] was born about Jan 1729/30 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 40 and died before 1765.40

62. Isabell Hodges [1136] 57,117 died after 1751.57

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Richard Hodges 10 pounds, Feb 1749/50, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57 one half to be paid in money and the other half to be paid credit in same store in Norfolk Counyt

Isabell married Arthur Godfrey [1137] 57 [MRIN: 424] before 1750.57 Arthur died between Nov 1738 and May 1748 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.117

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: of Arthur Godfrey, 10 Nov 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 179 Testator: Arthur Godfrey Residence:
Executors: my wife Isabel Godfrey
Date Signed: 10 Nov 1738 Date Proved: 16 May 1748
Signature or Marks: Arthur Godfrey
Witnesses: Patrick White, Brian Penny, John (J his mark) Millford
Bequests, Devises:
To my son Arthur Godfrey my manner plantation wherein I now do live containing 50 acres of land. If my son, Arthur Godfrey should die without lawful issue, then I will my land & plantation to my son Solomon Godfre & his heirs
To my wife, Isabel Godfrey to enjoy my whole plantation during her time of widowhood
To my son Malbone Godfrey, for my son Arthur Godfrey to pay Malbone the sum of fifteen pounds in cash to be paid within 3 years after Arthur Godfrey comes to the age of 21
To each of my children one year old heiffer excepting my son Malbone & my son Arthur
That my children shall have ye heiffers in the stock increases
My will & desire is that my house & land at ye Great Bridge shall be sold to pay any debts and all belonging to ye land & marshes shall be sold to pay my debts

Children from this marriage were:

   117 M    i. Arthur Godfrey [1153] 117 died after 1738.117

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Arthur Godfrey his manor plantation containing 50 acres, Nov 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 117

   118 M    ii. Solomon Godfrey [1154] 117 died after 1738.117

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Arthur Godfrey his manor plantation containing 50 acres, Nov 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 117 if Arthur Godfrey's son, Arthur should die without lawful issue. Also a one year old heiffer.

   119 M    iii. Malbone Godfrey [1155] 117 died after 1746.118

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Arthur Godfrey 15 pounds to be paid within 3 years of brother, Arthur Godfrey becoming 21, Nov 1738, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 117

2. Will: named executor in uncle, Henry Price's will, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 118 He refused the burthen of probate

65. Daughter Hodges [1147] died before 1751.

Daughter married Brown [1148] [MRIN: 430].

The child from this marriage was:

   120 M    i. Richard Brown [1149] 57 died after 1751.57

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges--40 shillings, 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57

66. Daughter Hodges [1150] died before 1746.57,118

Daughter married Henry Price [1151] 118 [MRIN: 431] before 1746. Henry died between Oct 1746 and Feb 1745/46 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.118

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: of Henry Price, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 180 Testator: Henry Price Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executors: Thomas Hodges & Malbone Godfrey
Date Signed: 7th October 1746 Date Proved: 19 February 1746
Signature or Marks: Henry (HP his mark) Price
Witnesses: Levy Smith, Willis Miller, Paul L. Mason
Bequests, Devises:
To my son, Mallick--my plantation containing 75 acres more or less. Also one pair of mill stones & one midlen? iron pott
To my daughter, Lydia--if Mallick should die without heirs--all my whole estate
To my grandson, Henry Bradley, son of Richard Bradley--if my daughter Lydia should die without heirs--then to fall to him
To Thomas Hodges--one large oval table
To Richard Bradley--30 shillings

2. Inventory & Appraisement: of estate of Henry Price, 19 Mar 1746/47, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 181 Norfolk Count At a Court held the 19th day of March 1746/7. The inventory of the estate of Mr. Henry Price dec'd being returned the same is ordered to be recorded.
An account of the sales of the estate of Henry Price dec'd the 27 day of February 1746
To 6 bar'l of corn @ 6/L bar'l L..1..16...--
To 6 bar'l ditto @ 5/9 6.6 24 bush'l @ 6/ 15/ 2..9..6
To 1 cow with calf 25/ To 1 heifer with yearlying
20/ To 1 bull of 2..15..
To 1 three year old heifer 21/6 To 1 young d'o 8/ 1..9..8
To 1 Silver spoon & smaush box 5/6 To 3 cow hides
7/1 To 1 iron spitt of 15..7
To 1 plough & gear 5/6 To 1 iron pot 1 iron spitt & wheel 6/ 11..6
To 1 old tub 2/ old cards & 6 glass bottles 5/6 5..6
To 1 hoe, 2 angres, 3 harrow hoes 9/ To 2 old iron potts 8/6 7..6
To 1 old bar'l 4 ab'l 3 bush'l of beans 6/ To 1 old bar'l 4 ab't
1 bush'l beans of 3/ 9..
To 2 Oyl jars 1 stone jug & 1 p'r pot 2 acks 7/ To 1 p'r old
stilliards & 1 mill pack 7/ 11..
To 1 p'r of old spectacles 3 To 1 meal sifter 2/7 to 1 iron
wedge 2/9 5..9
To 1 old feather bed & furniture 31/ To 1 ditto very old 3/ 1..11..
To 1 gun bar'l &lock & 1 iron pestle 10/6 To 1 pr fire
thongs 1/9 12..3
To 1 gun 8/5 To 1 old chest with same old iron pery 2/ 10..6
To 1 small trunk & small pine table 12..6
To 1 large old chest with old butter tub 4/3 To 5 old chairs
& 2 small pales 6/6 8..9
To 2 old hoes, 1 ax plough stock & wheel 15/6 To 1
carpenter's adds 2/6 18..
To the one half of a x cutt saw 11..6
To 27 head of young & old hogs 55/ To a parcell of rattan
1 old rug & ? 5/ 3..0..4
To 1 side of leather 1 old chest & an old trunk 7..3
To 1 old bar'l 1 old chest & hopps 2/10 To 1 old toba &
some flax seed 2/ 4..10
To 1 old soap bar'l 1 empty tar bar'l 1 flax brake 1....
To 1 bar'l with about half a bushell salt & some trumpery 4..6
To 1 side of leather 6/4 To a parcell of an broake flax 12/ 16..4
To 1 stack of fodder and a cyder trough 6..
To half a bush'l of corn @ 6/ & bar'l 7/ To cash 3/9 4..42
L 22..19..10
Thomas Hodges
Norfolk County At a Court held the 19th day of March 1746/7.
The slae of the estate of Henry Price dec'd being returned, the same is ordered to be recorded.
Teste Sam'l Boush, Dep. Cl

Children from this marriage were:

+ 121 F    i. Lydia Price [1152] 57,118 died after 1756.116

   122 M    ii. Mallick Price [1160] 118 died after 1756.116

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from his father, Henry Price his plantation containing 75 acres, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 118 Also, one pair of mill stones, & one midlen iron pott

68. John Manning # 4 [343] 82,125 was born in 1707 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died in 1758 2,125 at age 51.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1718, , , Virginia.

2. Deed: sells 100 acres to Benjamin Hodges Jr., 18 Feb 1747/48, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 182 Grantors: John Manning Senr Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Benj'a Hodges Junr Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 18 Feb 1748 Date Recorded: 18 Feb 1747/8
Consideration: 5 shilllings & 40 pounds
Signatures or marks: John (JM his mark) Manning Ann (x her mark) Manning
Witnesses: Thomas Jones, Jacob Sikes, Solomon (S his mark) Savell
Description: one plantation and land containing by estimation one hundred acres more or less lying & being in Norfolk County on the westernmost side of the Southern Branch below the Great Bridge being bounded as follows: beginning at a cedar post joining on the river & running east into the woods by sundry marked trees to a large saplin pine thence from a maple at the head of the upper land by sundry marked trees down to the river above the plantation to another cedar post thence along the river side to the first beginning corner post between the plantation which completes the above mentioned piece of land and all the estate

3. Inherits: from father, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 1 tract of land containing 100 acres lying on Herbert's Neck, 1 nego fellow called George, 2 small basons, 4 plates, 1 bed with a cotton tick of the furniture there unto belonging together with a low bedstead & 1 still

4. Will: 7 Jan 1758, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 79 In the name of God, Amen, I, John Maning of Norfolk County in Virginia being sick and weak but of sound and perfect mind & memory praised be Almighty God for it. Do make this my last will and testament find and principally I commend my soul to God that gave it hoping through the merits of Jesus Christ my Saviour to have full and perfect remission of my sins and to inherit everlasting life & for my body I commend it to the earth to be buried in a Christian like manner at the discretion of my after named executors.
Item: I give and bequeath to my well beloved wife Ann Maning the third part of the land I now live on with the dwelling houses. Also three Negroes viz: Thom Charles & Sue. Also my household furniture with my horse cattle and hog etc during her natural life or widowhood
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Marcom Maning the plantation I now live on but not to hinder or interrupt his mother of her part as above given, during her natural life as also forty acres of the land I bought of William Wallis joyning to my plantation I live on and after the decease of my above sd wife, I give him one negro man called Tom and one Negro woman called Sue also one Negro called Jack which was formerly given me by my father John Manning all which I give to him and his heirs forever also one desk and one feather bed and furniture to him and his heirs forever
Item: I give & bequeath to my son John Maning the remainder part of the land I bought of Wm. Wallis being about eighty eight acres, likewise the land I bought of Wm. Maning joying to Richd Tucker also one Negro called London one also called Will, one feather bed & furniture and one desk to him and his heirs forever
Item: I give and bequeath to my son Reuben Maning, my lott of land in Portsmouth of a piece of land I bought of Aaron Etheredge joyning to Wm. Odeam two Negroes called Hampsheir and Peter & one feather bed & furniture to him & his heirs forever
Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Harper one Negro woman called Abby & one feather bed & furniture to her & her heirs forever
Item: I give & bequeath to my daughter Eliza Maning one Negro girl called Lettice & one feather bed & furniture to her & her heirs forever
Item: I give & bequeath to my daughter Margaret Maning one Negro girl called Hannah & one feather & bed and furniture to her and her heirs forever
Item: I give & bequeath all the money that now doth or shall belong to me at my decease to be equally divided between my wife and six children
Item: My will and request is that my two Negros not yet given Viz: Sam & Jenny be hired out till the decease of my aforesd wife and the money converted to use in educating and bringing up of my children and after her decease the sd two negroes & also my Negro Charles to be sold and the money to be equally divided amongst my six aforementioned children but in case any of them should die without heir then their part to be equally divided amongst my surviving children & I do hereby appoint nominate & ordain my two sons Marcum Maning and John Maning to be my whole & sole exrs of this my last will & testament revoking and disallowing all former wills by me made and ratifying and confirming this. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & placed my seal this seventh day of January Anno Dom 1758
John (his mark) Maning & seal
Witness
Wm. Wallis
Martha (x her mark) Wallis
William Bayley
March Court 1758
The above will proved & as order book

5. Appraisement: of estate of John Maning Senr., Feb 1758, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 183 An Inventory of the Estate of John Maning Sen. deceased
2 mares 90/ 2 cows, 1 calf 1 heifer 50/ 19 old cask 1 jugg 20/11 8--0--11
1 yoke staple and ring 1/6 and 1 pr hilliards & spit 12/6 14
2 hammers, 1 chizell, 1 rule, 1 square, one jugg 5--
3 guns 1 cutlas and one horse 1--13--3
3 plains a parcell of fish hooks etc 5--
1 pewter dish and parcell old pewter 16--6
1 pr. money scales, gun worm etc 1--6
2 old axes, 6 hogs, 3 chizels etc 6--6
1 pr. cart wheels 2 chains and parcell old iron 1--12
2 stone and 2 earthen fatt potts 1spies mortar 5--6
2 old saddles, 1 suit boat sails and grindstone 1--5--6
1old iron pott 2 linen wheels and 1 woolen do 15--
2 parcell old iron 1 black jugg 13 bottles washing tubb etc 17-2
3 harpoons lancets and some old iron 5--
3 gunns 20/ 1 bed and furniture 30/ 2--10
1 bed L 4, 1 do 25/ 1 do 35/ 1 do 60/ and 1 do 75/ 13-15
2 chests, 1 table 1 tool chest etc 15-6
1 tea kettle, 1 coffee pott, 1 tea pott and 2 plates 8--
1 walnut table and 2 old do 22/ 2 desks etc 1 chest L 4--60 5--12-
1 chest 2 razors and 1 hore 7--3
1 church bible 1 prayer and some other books 13--9
1 gallon stone mill 40/ and 4 old chairs 1 pail & cann 2--4--6
3 whip saws 2 cut and 2 hand do 70/ 3 hives of bees 20/ 4--20
1 sledge hammer 1 iron 1 bolt auger 6--
4 potts 1 pr racks 1 pr plat iron 1 pr tongs etc 14--
7 augers & parcell of ring & lott bolts etc 12/ 1 sow & piggots
4 shoats 26/ 1--11
1 negro man London L65, 1 do Tom L15, 1 do Chas L55
1 do Sam L 34 169
1 do Will L 60, 1 boy Hampshire L50, 1 do Peter L 40,
1 girl Abby L 50 200--
1 old wench Sue L 10, 1 do Jenny L 50, 1 wench Hannah & child
L 70 130--
1 girl Lettice 40--
L 589--16-20
Agreeable to an order of Court dated Feby 18th 1762, we met at the house of Jno. Maning dece'd & appraised the estate as above being all sworn before Capt. George Veale
Marcom Maning Rich'd Ballentine
Jno. Maning William Owins
John (x his mark) Owins

6. Audit of Estate: of John Manning, 18 Nov 1762, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 184 The estate of John Manning dec'd to Markcom & John Manning executors
Sept 16, 1758
To cash paid Sarah Ludgall L 1--8--9
To do paid Thoms Minton 2--15--
July 15
To do paid William Wallis carpenter 3--15-6
To do William Bayley 6--7
To do William Shepherd for William Wallis 18--2
To do Richard Owins 1--1--
To do Able Lewelling 1--17-6
To do John Branan 12--6
Sept 4
To do John Jones 1-10--3
To do Roderick Conner 2--16-2
To do Absalom Grant for Wallis 1--
To do James Holt for advice on dec'd 10--
To do due to Markcom Maning from est 10--8--10
To do pd James Holt at Suffolk 1--
1759
To do Capt. Hutchings 5--
To do Peter Brown for his evidence at Suffolk 10--
To do Joseph Tucker for work 16--14--10
To do William Wallis (shoemaker) 4--
The estate of John Manning brought forward
1759
To cash p'd James Holt for sherif 1--3
To do Samuel Boush for copy & judgm't 2--4
To do William Wallis & wife for proving the will 5--
To do Absalom Grant 11--
To do Rich'd Ballentine 17-6
To do Hillary Cherry 3--2
To do James Holt for hammers 7-6
June 25
To do Mary Manning 6--10
June 30
To do Col William Craford 2--11-3
Nov 4
To do Doct Campbell 4--13
Nov 7
To do George Chamberlain 12--6
To do John Jones 10--
To do Spring Cherry 7--6
1760
To do John Owins Sen'r 18--5
To do the Rev'd Charles Smith for funeral sermon 2--0--
To do Anthony Bartee 1--3--
To do Lemuel Willoughby 10--
Nov 13
To do Peter Brown 3--2--7
To do James Cleeves 6--16--9
To do Rich'd Hodges 2--6
To do John Owins 5--14--9
To do Horatia Stammers 10--6
To do for sunday fees & tickets at Suffolk 190 Toba at 12/6 1--3--9
To cash p'd for secretarys tickets administration est 34 toba 5--8
To cash p'd Mr. Samuel Boush for proving the will 250lb toba 2--1--8
To do John Bas for 1 white oaks a 1/3 10--
To do p'd James Holt for Wm. Ivy sherif 1--8--8
To do Alea'r Ross for Horatia Stammers exec'r 4--7
80lb tobacco & cash 1/3
To cash p'd Mallachi Manning 6--10
To do Rich'd Ballentine appraiser 5--
To do David Harper as per account 4--6--
To do Scott in Norfolk for selling sundries 9--
To cash p'd for 3 galls rum at appraism't sales etc 15--
To do Wm. & John Owins appraisers 5/ each 10--
To do 2 auditors as per the order 8--
To do for clerks & secretarys fees 384 lb tobacco 3--12--4
164--12--2
Ballance due the estate 62--11-1
164--12--2
The estate of John Manning to exec'tr
By cash that was in the house at the decease of our father 54--10--
Jany 24, 1758
By cash rec'd of Nicholas Woricott 3--1
By do Miss Sparling & Bolden 8--17--
By goods rec'd of Miss Sparling & Bolden 4--2--
By cash rec'd of John Culpepper 10--
By do Mr. Thompson Merch't 2--7--10
By do Mr. Actchison Merch't 2--3--7
April 7, 1759
By do Col Tucker 2--3--
By do Capt. Newton 1--2--9
April 9, 1759
By do Godwins estate 30--
By do William Herbert 5--10--
By do Miss Sparling & Bolden 2--2--6
By do Cap't Forster 5--11--
By do from do 2--
By do from Thomas Godwin 3--
By do Rich'd Tucker 1--3--
By do Herbert & Bartee 3--
By do Cap't Ingham 4--
By do Thomas Godwin 1--13-4
By do rec'd of Ross for Stammers 3--13--
By do John Brown 2--2--6
By do Thomas Herbert 3--19--
Jan 1 1762
By do Mary Herbert 1--9--8
By do Daniel Culpepper 4--4
By L 144 lb tobacco rec'd of Mr. James Holt a 12/6 18--
By cash rec'd of John Bass part acco't 2--10--
By 1 piece 3/4 clerks charged in Miss Sparling & Bolden
acco't 28/2 yds at/3 per yard 1--15--7
By sundry good rec'd of Miss Sparling & Bolden to discharge 6--3--9
sundry debts
By 4 feet pine plank & scantling a 7/6 1--70--
By 82 feet do 6--
By sundry's rec'd in part of sale 2--14--4
L 166--12--2
Agreeable to an order of Court dated November the 18, 1762
We met at the house of Markcom Manning exe'tr of his father John Maning dec'd and by book etc produced to use we found the account & Dc etc as above
William Bayley

John married Ann Deal [241] 125,185 [MRIN: 1028] about 1727.2 Ann was born in 1710 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died after 1774.185

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from daughter, Elizabeth, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 negro wench, Lettice and her 3 children: William, James & John

Children from this marriage were:

+ 123 M    i. Marcom Manning [2712] 125,186 was born in 1730 in Lower Norfolk, Virginia 2,186 and died between Oct 1792 and May 1793 in Martin Co., North Caroilna 2,185,186,187 about age 62.

+ 124 F    ii. Mary Manning [2716] 125,185,188 was born about 1732 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between Jul 1774 and 1826 2,185 about age 42.

+ 125 M    iii. John Manning [2710] 125,185 was born about 1737 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between Jul 1774 and 1827 2,185 about age 37.

+ 126 M    iv. Reubin Manning [2713] 125,185,190 was born about 1739 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 2,191 and died between Jul 1774 and 1829 2,185 about age 35.

   127 F    v. Elizabeth Manning [2708] 125,185 was born about 1743 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between Jul 1774 and 1837 185 about age 31.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Will: 20 Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 193 Name: Elizabeth Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executor: Francis Hatten, brother-in-law
Dated: 20 July 1774 Date Proved:
Signature or Mark: Elizabeth (x her mark) Manning
Witnesses: Edward Moir, Courtney Manning, Francis Hatton
Bequests:
To my mother, Ann Manning--negro wench, Lettice with her 3 children William, James & John
To my nephew: John Manning, son of my brother John Manning--I give the negro boy, William after my mother's death
To my nephew, Reubin Harper, son of David Harper, dec'd--my negro boy James
To my sister, Margaret Hatten--I give my negro boy John
To my brothers, Malcolm, John & Reubin Manning & my sisters, Mary Harper & Margaret Hatten--I give the negro wench Lettice after my mother's death, & Lettice's increase to be equally divided

   128 F    vi. Margaret Manning [2714] 125,185,194 was born on 18 Aug 1745 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 2,195 and died between Jul 1774 and 1839 2,185 about age 28.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from sister, Elizabeth Manning, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 negro boy, John

2. Inherits: from sister, Elizabeth Manning, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 to my brothers, Malcolm, John & Reubin Manning & my sisters, Mary Harper & Margaret Hatten--I give the negro wench Lettice after my mother's death & Lettice's increase to be equally divided

Margaret married Francis Hatten [2715] 185,194 [MRIN: 904] on 12 Nov 1766 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 125,185.,195 Francis was born in 1743 2 and died between Jul 1774 and 1834 2,185 about age 31.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: between Frances Hatton to Margaret Manning, 12 Nov 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 196 Know all men by these presents that Frances Hatten & Robert Brown are held and firmly bound unto our Sovereign Lord the King his heirs and succesors in the full and just sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment well and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors, & admin. jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals this 12th day of November 1766

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Francis Hatten hath obtained a marriage license in conjunction with Margaret Manning. Now know ye that if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation is to be void or else to remain in full force power & virtue.
Francis Hatton
Robert Brown
Sealed & delivered in presence of (unreadable)

Norfolk Borough:
This certifies that Ann Manning this day made oath before me one of his magistrates of the peace for said borough, that her daughter Margaret Manning was twenty one years of age on the eighteenth day of August last, given under my hand this 12th day of November 1766.
Paul Loyall

Noted events in his life were:

1. Estate: was named executor to sister-in-law, Elizabeth Manning's will, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185

69. Ann Manning [245] 82 was born in 1711 2 and died between 1727 and 1805 2 about age 16.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from her father, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 1 negro girl called Nanny, 1 feather bed & furniture with a low bedstead, 2 large basons. I likewise lend unto her 1 negro boy named Primas--to her daughter, Elizabeth

Ann married Taylor [246] 2 [MRIN: 123] in 1727.2 Taylor [246] was born in 1709 2 and died from 1728 to 1800 2 at age 19.

The child from this marriage was:

   129 F    i. Elizabeth Taylor [247] .82

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from her grandfather, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 To my daughter, Ann Taylor....... I likewise lend unto her 1 negro boy named Primas--to her daughter, Elizabeth
To my granddaughter, Elizabeth Taylor--1 negro boy called Jacob

71. Elizabeth Manning [243] 82 was born about 1715 2 and died between 1731 and 1809 2 about age 16.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt Birth: 1725. Not sure where this date came from

2. Inherits: from her father, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 To my daughter, Elizabeth Cherry--1 negro boy called Jack, 1 negro boy called George & at her decease to my grandson Lem'l Cherry--the above mentioned negro Jack
To daughter Elizabeth Cherry--feather bed & furniture whereon I do lye & 1 large dish

Elizabeth married William Cherry Jr. [352] 197 [MRIN: 122] about 1731.2 William was born in 1713 2 and died from 1732 to 1804 2 at age 19.

Children from this marriage were:

   130 M    i. Lemuel Cherry [353] .197

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from her grandfather, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 To my daughter, Elizabeth Cherry--1 negro boy called Jack, 1 negro boy called George & at her decease to my grandson Lem'l Cherry--the above mentioned negro Jack

   131 M    ii. Seth Cherry [354] .197

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from his grandfather, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 To grandson, Seth Cherry--the above mentioned negro George

72. Margaret Manning [242] 82,126 was born in 1717 2 and died between Jan 1806 and Oct 1809 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 126 about age 89.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from her father, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 To daughter, Marg't Dyes--1 negro girl named Jenny & her increase--1 feather bed below stairs & furniture with half dozen pewter plates

2. Will: of Margaret Dyes, 6 Jan 1806, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 198 Testator: Margaret Dyes Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co.
Executors: my daughter, Salley May
Date Signed: 6 January 1806 Date Proved: 16 October 1809
Signature or mark: Margaret (x her mark) Dyes
Witnesses: John (x his mark) Ballentine, Betsey (x her mark) Dyes, Jno. Shield
Bequeaths, Devises:
To my daughter, Sally May--one feather bed & furniture, two cows, one mare, one sow with the pigs, two spinning wheels-a high one and a low one, three chairs, a dutch oven, a tea kettle, a baking iron, a skillet, a loom & tackling, one tin coffee kettle, and all the crocery ware
To my grandson, Robert May--one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf, and one sow
To my daughter, Salley May--one trunk, one half of my crop and every thing else that is not given away. After the decease of my daughter, everything that I have given her shall return to my grandson, Robert May
To my grandson, Robert May--one half of my crop
Other pertinent information: Salley May appeared before court and refused the burthen of executrix. Therefore Robert May made oath and received letters of administration in the estate of Margaret Dyes

3. Renounce of will: Margaret renounces her husband, Peter Dyes will, 21 Feb 1803, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 199 I, Margaret Dyes do declare that I will not take or accept the provisions made for me by my late husband Peter Dyes' will or any part thereof and I do renounce all benefit which I might claim by the said will I claim what the law allows widows in such cases, this 21st day of February 1803.
Margaret (x her mark) Dyes
Done in the presence of
Jno. Shield
Willis Dyes
Robert May

Margaret married Edward Llewellyn [1173] [MRIN: 438] before 1754.

The child from this marriage was:

   132 F    i. Letta Llewellyn [1204] 200 was born on 24 Oct 1747.200

Letta married Benjamin Bunting [1205] 200 [MRIN: 449] on 6 Dec 1768 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.201

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: Benjamin Bunting & Letta Lewelling, 6 Dec 1768, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 202 6 December 1768. Benjamin Bunting & Letta Lewelling.
Sur. Joseph Hutchings. Robert Fry, Clerk of Vestry, makes oath that Letta, the dau. of Edward and Margaret Lewelling, was born 24 October 1747

Margaret next married Peter Dyes [355] 2,203 [MRIN: 121], son of Robert Dyes [1187] and Mary [1188], on 27 Aug 1754 in Gilmerton, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 127.,128 Peter was born in 1715 2 and died between 1791 and 1803 203 about age 76.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: Peter Dyes & Margaret Lewelling, 27 Aug 1754, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 128 Know all men by these presents that Peter Dyes and Thomas Owens are held and firmly bound unto our Soveign Lord the King his heirs and sucessors in the full and just sum of fifty pounds current money to which payment will and truly to be made we bind ourselves our heirs, executors & admin. jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals this 27th day of Aug't 1754.

The condition of the above obligation is such the whereas above bound Peter Dyes hath obtained a marriage license in conjunction with Margaret Lewelling. Now know ye that if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation is to be void or else to remain in full force power & virtue
Peter Dyes
Thomas Owens
Sealed & delivered in the presence of
Sam Newby

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from his father, Robert Dyes a share over the bay and one shilling sterling, Aug 1753, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 204

2. Deed: buys 163 acres from David Harper for 100 pounds, 23 Jan 1789, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 205 Grantors: David Harper & wife, Mary Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantees: Peter Dyes Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 23 Jan 1789 Date Recorded: 19 July 1790
Consideration: 100 pounds
Signatures or marks: David Harper Mary Harper
Witnesses: Nathaniel Dyes Willis Dyes Sally Grimes
Description: parcel of land lying & being on the west side of the south branch of Elizabeth River in the siad County of Norfolk, beginning at Long Creek binding on the aforesaid branch of Elizabeth River to a pine which is a marked corner tree, and binding on the land & line of Edward Herbert, and on the land of Matthew Manning and on the land called Chicksons, and on the land of Robert Herberts to the head of Long Creek, from thence down the various courses of the said creek to the beginning containing by estimation one hundred and sixty three acres.
David Harper & wife, Mary seized of a good sure perfect estate of inheritance in fee simple.

3. Will: of Peter Dyes, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 206 Testator: Peter Dyes Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executor: My two sons, Willies Dyes & Nathaniel Dyes
Date Signed: 17 May 1791 Date Proved: 7 Jan 1803
Signature or marks: Peter Dyes
Witnesses: Matthew Manning Jr. Joshua (x his mark) Brown
Elizabeth Groves
Bequests, Devises:
To my wife, Margaret Dyes: one third of all my estate during her natural life
To my son, Willies Dyes--the piece of land he now lives on that I bought of Col. George Veale, lying in the southern branch on the side side of Julian's creek joining the land of Richard Balentine and Abolom Grant. Also, one negro wench named Jinney and one of her increase named Rachol. Rachol and her increase to him and his heirs forever.
To my son, Willies Dyes--one feather bed and the household furniture that he has in his possession. Also the cattle he has already along with one pair of mill stones. It is my will that my son, Willies Dyes shall not come in for no other part of my estate but what I have already above bequeath unto him
To my daughter, Juedea Harbert: five shillings to be raised out of my estate. Also my will is that my daughter, Juedea Harbert shall not come in for no other parcel of my estate but what I have already above bequeath
To my daughter, Salley May --one pound ten shillings to be raised out of my estate and also my will is that my daughter, Salley May shall now come in for no other parcel of my estate but what I have alread above bequeath
To my son, Nathaniel Dyes--the piece of land I bought of David Harper lying on the west side of the southern branch joining of the land of Edward Harbert, Mathew Manners Cluchstons and Robert Harberts. Also to my son, Nathaniel Dyes the piece of land of Dempsey Veales and Thomas Harberts. Also, two negro fellows named George and James, one negro wench named Lyddea, she and her increase that is born and that which is unborn. Also one negro boy named Daniel also one negro girl named Hammor she and her increase. These five negros and their increase to him and his heirs.
To my son, Nathaniel Dyes--all the rest of my estate that which I have not already above named. If my son, Nathaniel Dyes should die without lawful issue, then I will that what I have bequeath unto him to fall unto my two grandson, named Samuel Harbert and Robert May to be equally divided. If they should die, then their part to fall unto my son, Willies Dyes's four daughters named Lyddea, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth to be equally divied.
It is my wish that my wife, Margaret Dyes shall live with my son Nathaniel Dyes and at her decease the things she take shall return unto them

4. Appraisement: of estate of Peter Dyes, 12 Jul 1803, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 207 An Appraisement of the estate of Petter Dyes dec'd as taken this 12th day of July 1803
To one negro woman named Jeney 05--0--0
To one negro man named JIm 120--0--0
To one negro woman named Lyide 75--0--0
To one negro man named Danil 120--0--0
To one negro woman named Rachel 70--0--0
To one negro girl named Hanah 65--0--0
To one negro boy named Lucy 80--0--0
To one negro girl named Mat 60--0--0
To one negro girl named Suckey 45--0--0
To one negro boy named David 50--0--0
To one negro girl named Jeney 30--0--0
To one negro girl named Feeby 25--0--0
To one yoak of work oxen 15--0--0
To two young slaves 10--0--0
To one cow and calf 04--10--0
To one cow and yearling cowling 05--02--0
To one heifer 03--12--0
To nine sheep 05--08--0
To fourteen bays first choice 14--0--0
To sixteen ditto second choice 12--0--0
To one sow and four pigs 01--18--0
To one ditto and 14 pigs 10--16--0
To one gray mare 15--0--0
To one horse cart and gair 0--15--0
To two dry sows 02--0--0
To one bed on pine sted and furniture 07--10--0
To one bed and poplar sted and furniture 06--0--0
To one ditto with high seder sted an furniture 09--0--0
To one ditto a poplar sted an furniture 08--0--0
To one linnen wheel 10--04--0
To one ditto ditto 0--06--0
To one wooling ditto 0--10--0
To two pine chest 0--01--6
To one lot of old plains 01--04--0
To one chest and lot carpenter tool 10--10--0
To one hackel 00--03--0
To one pair of stillard 00--04--6
To one pair of something ivory 00--02--3
To one riffel 01-01-0
To one muzket with painted stock 01-10-0
To one ditto with tweted stock 00-15-0
To one small fowling piece 00--18-0
To one small dito barrel 00-06-0
To one black walnut table 00-18-0
To one dozen an half glag colored Charez 02-02-0
To one pair of dog lions an tongs 00-12-0
To one bed and high sted and furniture 19-00-0
To one long chest 10-00-0
To one old pine table 00-00-9
To four flag colored chairs 00-10-0
To one lot of old puter 00-18-0
To one sledge hamer 00-10-6
To one pot rack 00-03-8
To one plough and and iabat plan 00-04-6
To one set of black smith toles 07-10-0
To one small old lot 01-04-0
To one lot of chanes 01-01-0
To two pair of wedges 00-09-0
To one crop saw 00-15-8
To one whip saw 01-10-0
To one han mill 01-16-0
To one iron pot 00-09-8
To two iron pot racks 00-12-0
To one long iron pot 00-15-0
To one small dotto doll 00-04-6
To one duch oven 00-06-0
To one cuttel 00-06-0
To one scillet and baking hoe 00-06-0
To one lot of old copper ware 00-06-0
To one lot of earthing pans 00-03-
To one lamb stays and gary 01-4-4
To two stock of bees 01-10-0
To two large pickeling tubs 00-09-0
To six fat pols 00-18--0
Agreeable to an order of Norfolk County Court to directed baring date January Court have met and valued and appraized the estate of Peter Dyes dec'd to the best of our judgement as witness our hands this 12th day of July 1803.
Matthew Manning
John Cherry
Willoughby Culpeper
At a Court held for a Norfolk County the 20th day of May 1805. This appraisement was returned and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm.Wilson Jr. cncok



Children from this marriage were:

+ 133 M    i. Nathaniel Dyes [1171] 203 was born between 1775 and 1794.208

   134 M    ii. Robert Dyes [1172] .

+ 135 M    iii. Willis Dyes [1174] 209 died between 29 Apr and 20 Jul 1807 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.209

+ 136 F    iv. Juedea Dyes [1175] .203

+ 137 F    v. Salley Dyes [1177] 126,203 died after 1806.126

73. Matthew Manning Sr. [214] 78,81 was born in 1718 81,129 and died between Oct and Dec 1801.81,130

General Notes: Research for this generation and above should be regarded as very tentative.

Research Notes: *note: Want to investigate the Manning-Culpeper connection a little further. I suspect that Matthew Manning Sr. (RIN 214) and Margaret Culpeper (RIN 3084), daughter of Thomas Culpeper (3073) and sister of Ann Kay (RIN 3086), are husband and wife.
Evidence seems to point in that direction due to the following findings:
1. Matthew Manning Sr. was a witness to Thomas Culpeper's will (1785)
2. Matthew Manning Sr. inherits from Ann Kay (RIN 3086) a looking glass in 1791
3. Matthew's son, Matthew Manning Jr. is a witness in Ann Kay's (RIN 3086) will dated 1791
4. Matthew Manning Sr.'s will dated 1801 has as witnesses: Thomas W. Culpeper & Robert B. Culpeper (Thomas Culpeper (RIN 3073) who died in 1785, names sons, Thomas & Robert Culpeper, who would be brothers to Margaret Manning & Ann Kay.
5. Matthew Manning Sr. will dated 1801 has no mention of a wife, therefore his wife probably died before the will was made. If Margaret Culpeper is Matthew's wife, that would put her death between 1791 & 1801
6. Matthew Manning Jr. is an appraisers in the estate of John Culpeper (RIN 3078) in 1810. John is the brother to Margaret Manning.

I believe the circumstanial evidence is pointing in this direction. Would like to look at other documents for the children of Thomas Culpeper (RIN 3073) to see if Matthew Manning Sr. or Jr. were involved as either witness, executor, etc. These documents could possibly name as relationship between these people. They appear to be closely tied together. 211,212,213

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: In 1636, less than three decades after the settling of Jamestown, New Norfolk was formed from Elizabeth City shires of the Colony of Virginia. In 1637, New Norfolk County was divided into Lower Norfolk Country and Upper Norfolk Country. Lower Norfolk County encompasses the area that is now the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth and Virginia Beach. Lower Norfolk Country's first court was held on May 15, 1637, and was presided over by Captain Adam Thoroughgood.

Chesapeake is the most direct descendent of Lower Norfolk County. The records housed in care of the Chesapeake's Clerk of the Circuit Court are the oldest records held by any of the four cities that were once Lower Norfolk County; they date back to 1637 and the first court held in the jurisdiction.
http://www.chesapeake.lib.va.us/NorCouHisSoc.htm.

2. Alt Birth: 1709. 2

3. Plat: lot # 64, 1752, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 122

4. Deed: bought from Co. William Craford, 14 Aug 1753, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 214 Grantors: Co. William Craford Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 14 August 1753 Date Recorded: 16 August 1753
Consideration: 5 shillings current money
Signatures or Marks: William Craford
Witnesses: William Portlock, Thos. Nash, & Duncan McNeal
Description: one lot and parcell of land situate lying and being in the said town of Portsmouth in the said county beginning at a store in Middle Street bordering North on the said Middle street one hundred & sixteen feet and beginning again at the said store before Martin's land and running east on land on street one hundred and eighty feet and from thence the same course as it runs on Middle street one hundred and thirteen feet and from thence the same course as on London street one hundred & eighty feet to include the said lott of land and is in Hanover Square no. 64 as by the said plan of the said town of Portsmouth appears with the reversion and remainder of the said lott and lands with the appurtenances. To have and to hold the said lott and parcel of land with the appetenances unto the said Mattw Manning and his heirs & assigns

5. Deed: lott # 64, 15 Aug 1753, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 215 Grantors: Col. William Crawford Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Matthew Manning Residence: Portsmouth
Date of Deed: 15 Aug 1753 Date Recorded: 16 Aug 1753
Consideration: 30 pounds current money
Signatures or Marks: William Craford
Witnesses: Will Portlock, Thos. Nash, Duncan Moncal
Description: One lott and parcell of land situate lying and being in the said Town of Portsmouth in the said county beginning at a store on Middle street so running north on the said Middle street one hundred and thirteen feet and beginning again at the said store before mentioned running east on London street one hundred & eighty feet and from thence a parrall course with MIddle street one hundred and thirteen feet and thence the same course to London street one hundred and eighty feet to include the said lott of land and is in Hanover Square no. 64 as by the plan of the said Town of Portsmouth appears with the reversion and remainder of the said lott and lands with the appurenances To have and to hold the said lott and parcell of land with the appurtenances unto the said Matthew his heirs and assigns for and during the full term of one whole year as by the said rented indenture more at large appears

6. Land: on the Southern Branch, 17 Aug 1782, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 2, date of deed 17 Aug. 1782, date recorded 20 Feb. 1783, Mary Harper of Edgecombe Co., NC to David Harper and William Harper of county and state aforesaid, for L50, a tract of land containing 163 acres on the north side of Southern Branch and bounded by William Hartert, John Hartert and Matthew Manning, signed Mary Harper (+), wit. Benj. Dickens, William Batchelor, (Emanuel Satchwell).

http://www.rootsweb.com/~vanorfol/ndeeds.htm

7. Mentioned: In a deed, 17 Aug 1782, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Norfolk Co. Db 29, page 2, date of deed 17 Aug. 1782, date recorded 20 Feb. 1783, Mary Harper of Edgecombe Co., NC to David Harper and William Harper of county and state aforesaid, for L50, a tract of land containing 163 acres on the north side of Southern Branch and bounded by William Hartert, John Hartert and Matthew Manning, signed Mary Harper (+), wit. Benj. Dickens, William Batchelor, (Emal. Satchwell).

8. Census: 1785, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 216 1785--Norfolk Co.,--Portsmouth--south side of the Western Branch to New Mill Creek
Matthew Manning--4 white souls, 1 dwelling, 2 other buildings

9. Witness to will: witness to Thomas Culpeper's will, 27 Dec 1785, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 217 Thomas Culpeper gives 50 acres of land to a Margaret Manning. Thomas doesn't state a relationship. Is this his daughter? How is Margaret Manning related to Matthew Manning? Thomas Culpeper also leaves 50 acres to Ann Kay, who in her will says the Margaret is her sister.

10. Inherit: from Ann Kay one small looking glass, 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 211 *note: what relationship is Matthew to Ann Kay?

11. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Charles S. Boush, commissioner, 30 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 218 Mathew Manning Sr., 2 white males above 16, 1 black above 16, 3 horses

12. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Charles S. Boush, commissioner, 24 Apr 1792, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 219 Mathew Manning Sr., 2 white males above 16, 1 black above 16, 3 horses

13. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Charles S. Boush, commissioner, 24 Jul 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 220 Mathew Manning -- 1 white male above 16, 1 horse

14. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of William C. Connor, commissioner, 26 Jul 1794, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 221 Mathew Manning -- 2 white male above 16, 1black above 16, 3 horses

15. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of William C. Connor, commissioner, 25 Aug 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 222 Mathew Manning -- 2 white male above 16, 1black above 16, 2 horses

16. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Andrew Kidd, commissioner, 13 May 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 223 Mathew Manning -- 2 white male above 16, 1black above 16, 2 horses

17. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Andrew Kidd, commissioner, 10 May 1797, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 224 Mathew Manning -- 2 white male above 16, 1black above 16, 2 horses

18. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Andrew Kidd, commissioner for the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 10 Aug 1798, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 225 Mathew Manning Sr. -- 1 white male above 16, tax .53

19. Deed: sells lot at intersection of London & Dinwiddie St. to Isaiah Cherry, 29 Nov 1798, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 226 Grantors: Matthew Manning Sr. Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co
Grantees: Isaiah Cherry Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co.
Date: 29 Nov 1798 Date Recorded: 17 Dec 1798
Consideration: $100.00 dollars
Signatures or Mark: Matthew (x his mark) Manning
Witnesses: Matthew Maning Jr., Willis Wilkins, William (x his mark) M. Tucker, Zachariah Nichols
Description: Lot of land in Portsmouth beginning at intersection of London & Dinwiddie Street and running south on Dinwiddie and running south on Dinwiddie Street one hundred and thirteen feet thence west one hundred and eighty feet, then north one hundred and thirteen feet, thence east on London Street, one hundred and eighty feet to the first mentioned station, and is lot number one hundred and thirty four in Cambridge Square

20. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Andrew Kidd, commissioner for the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 6 Apr 1799, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 227 Mathew Manning -- 1 white male above 16, 1 horses, tax .12

21. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Andrew Kidd, commissioner for the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 20 May 1800, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 228 Mathew Manning -- 2 white male above 16, 2 blacks above 16, 1 black between 12 to 16, 1 horse, tax $1.44

22. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 1 Oct 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 229 Mathew Manning -- 2 white male above 16, 1 blacks above 16, 2 horses, tax .68

23. Will: 4 Oct 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 230 Testator: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk County
Personal Information:
Executor: my son, Matthew Manning
Date: 4 October 1801 Date Proved: 18 January 1802
Signature or Mark: Matthew (x his mark) Manning
Witnesses: Thomas W. (x his mark) Culpeper
Robert B. (x his mark) Culpeper Absolom Hodges
Bequests:
To my son, Matthew Manning: my plantation & dwelling 140 acres and 50 acres in Thomas Culpeper's & Rudrey survey. Negros Hannah, George, Jenney, Mary, Charles, Joe & Jeffrey, one hand mill, 3 feather bed & furniture, one bow fall and one coat table, six flag bottom chairs high ones, one hand made dish, two basons, one iron pott which holds 15 gallons, one dutch oven, all my sheep, and one black mare with a blaze face.
To my daughter, Elizabeth Cherry--47 acres on the south side of Deep Creek purchased of Randolph Hodges, two feather beds & furniture, one large pewter dish, one 12 gallon pott, one small do, one suping table, one tea table, one side saddle, one cow & calf
To granddaughter, Mary Groves--one feather bed & furniture, one negro girl named Kate & her increase, one linen wheel
To granddaugther, Margaret Groves--one feather bed & furniture, the bed that I lye upon, one negro girl named Rachel.
If they should die without issue--then the estate to be equally divided between their mother, Elizabeth Cherry & my son, Matthew Manning
I give the use of my negros I have given to my grandchildren to son, Matthew Manning til they come of age or marriage
To my daugther, Elizabeth Cherry--six high flag bottom chairs
To my grandson, William Manning, son of William Manning--ten pounds cash, but if William should die before he comes of age, I give to my son, Matthew Manning
To son, Matthew Manning & daughter, Elizabeth Cherry--to be equally divided all my goods, chattels, household, kitchen & other furniture not willed away.
To granddaughters, Mary & Margaret Groves--ten pounds cash at their marriage or full age

24. Probate: Matthew Manning obtained probate on father's will, Dec 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 231 The last will and testament of Matthew Manning deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas W. Culpeper and Robert B. Culpeper witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Matthew Manning the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with John Rutter and Zachariah Nichols his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form.

25. Estate: appraisers named for estate of Matthew Manning, 18 Jan 1802, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 232 Ordered that Willoughby Culpeper, James Cherry, Nathaniel Dyes and Henry Culpeper, Gent. or any three of them appraise in current money the personal estate of Matthew Manning deceased and return the appraisement to the Court
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 18th day of January 1802
Present: James Holt, Richard Blow, James G. Martin & Jordan Marchant--Gentl. Justices

Matthew married.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 138 M    i. William Manning [356] 78,213 died between 1757 and 1787 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.82,233

+ 139 M    ii. Matthew Manning Jr. [40] 213,234 was born in 1770 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 235 and died on 9 Jan 1837 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 236,237,238 at age 67.

+ 140 F    iii. Elizabeth Manning [3024] 213,241 died after 1801.213

84. Mikel Manning [3053] 84,138 was born in 1714 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between Dec 1800 and Jan 1807 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 138 about age 86.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Will: of Mikel Manning, 13 Dec 1800, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 243 Testator: Mikel Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Executor: my son, Matthias Manning
Date Signed: 13 Dec 1800 Date Proved: 19 Jan 1807
Signature or mark: Mikel Manning
Witnesses: Robert Dukes, Marget (x her mark) Richardson, Marget (x her mark) Cherry
Bequests, Devises:
To my grandson, Mikel Manning in Carolina: $25.00
To Willis Manning--$5.00
To my grandson, John Taylor--$12.00
To my granddaughter, Margaret Manning--$20.00
To my only son, Matthias Manning--all the rest of my property both in doors and out doors

Mikel married.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 141 M    i. Matthias Manning [1190] 138 died after 1800.138

+ 142 F    ii. Daughter Manning [1194] .138

89. Mary Manning [3099] 5,147 was born in 1722.5

Mary married James Granberry [3100] 5,147 [MRIN: 1051], son of Moses Granberry [1222] and Unknown.5 James died between Oct 1760 and Jul 1761 in , Norfolk Co., Virginia.147

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of James Granberry, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 244 Manning Family Genealogy Forum
I have a Mary Manning who married James Granberry. That is all I have on her. Her husband and father-in-law, Moses Granberry, both died in Norfolk County, Va. in the mid 1700's. She and James had 3 children, George (b. about 1750), Moses and Sarah. They lived on "Western Branch of Elizabeth River". The children were not of age when James died and Samuel Powell was named as their guardian. James's will was dated 14 Oct 1760 and prbated July 1761. At least one chlld, George, was in North Carolina during the American Revolution and died later in Georgia.

Children from this marriage were:

   143 M    i. George Granberry [1223] 147 was born about 1750 147 and died in , , Georgia.147

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: during the American Revolution, , , North Carolina. 147

   144 M    ii. Moses Granberry [1224] .147

   145 F    iii. Sarah Granberry [1225] .147

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90. Hillary Hodges [1310] 40 was born about 1723.40

Hillary married Ann [1311] 40 [MRIN: 486] about 1742.40 Ann was born about 1725.40

Children from this marriage were:

   146 M    i. Caleb Hodges [1312] 40 was born about 1743.40

Caleb married.

   147 M    ii. James Hodges [1319] 40 was born about 1745.40

   148 M    iii. Daniel Hodges [1320] 40 was born about 1747.40

   149 M    iv. Hillary Hodges [1321] 40 was born about 1749 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 40 and died before 11 Jun 1784 in Pitt Co., North Carolina.40

   150 M    v. Nathan Hodges [1322] 40 was born about 1751.40

   151 F    vi. Elizabeth Hodges [1323] 40 was born about 1773.40

   152 M    vii. Mason Hodges [1324] 40 was born about 1754.40

102. Solomon Hodges [521] 160 was born before 1755 113,161 and died between 1794 and 1795.160,162

General Notes: Virginia Marriages, Jan 1 1804 to Dec 31 1804
April 21 1804 Solomon Hodges Martha Walker widow Norfolk County fmr husb. samuel walker dec'd
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Solomon Hodges

Event(s):
Birth: 1775 , Brooke, Virginia

Christening:
Death: 25 APR 1815

Parents:
Father: Joseph Hodges Family
Mother: Margaret Van Meier


Source Information:
Film Number: 442548
Page Number: 341
Reference number: 7155

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Made a will
17 NOV 1814 , Norfolk, Virginia
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JUSTICE OF THE PEACE: Col. William H. Stewart, editor & compiler, History of Norfolk County, Virginia and Representative Citizens (Chicago, Illinois: Biographical Publishing Co., 1902), pages 281-282:
Justice of the Peace: second period (Colonial) after separation from Princess Anne: Solomon Hodges, 1774
**Check to see if this is the same Solomon Hodges

Noted events in his life were:

1. Plat: lot # 52, 1752, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 245

2. Guardian Bond: Charles Wilkins bonded to Solomon Hodges & Kedar Hodges, 21 Sep 1761, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 246,247 Know all men by these presents, that we Chas. Wilkins & Henry Herbert are held and firmly bound to John Hutchings, Wm. Ivy, Joshua Corprew, Robt. Tucker, John Tatem & Thos. Veale, Gent. justices of the Court of Norfolk County, now fitting, in the sum of two hundred pounds.
To the payment whereof, well and truly to be made, to the said Justices, and their seccessors, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrations, jointly and severally, firmly, by these presents. Sealed with our seals, this 21 day of Sept. in the year of our Lord, one thousand seven hundred 61 and in the first year of the reign of our sovereign Lord King George the third.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that if the above bound Charles Wilkins is executors and administrations, shall well and truly pay and deliver, or cause to be paid and delivered, unto Solomon Hodges & Kedar Hodges, orphans of Thos. Hodges deceased, all such estate or estates, as now is, or are, or hereafter shall appear to be due to the said orphan, when and as soon as they shall attain to lawful age, or when thereto required by the justices of the said county court, as also keep harmless the above named justices, their and every of their heirs, ececutors and administrations, from all trouble and damages, that shall or may arise about the said estate: Then the above obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force.
Charles Wilkins
Henry Herbert
Sealed and delivered in the presence of: Arth Boush

3. Census: District from Great Bridge to Edmund's Bridge & the the New Mill Creek, 1785, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 248 Solomon Hodges, 7 white souls, 1 dwelling, 4 other buildings

4. Deed: 24 May 1765, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 249 Grantors: Solomon Hodges, son of Thomas Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: George Berry Sr. Residence: Princess Anne Co.
Date of Deed: 24 May 1765 Date Recorded: 18 July 1765
Consideration: 50 pounds current money of Virginia
Signatures or marks: Solomon Hodges
Witnesses: Joel Hodges, John (x his mark) Wegins Sr., Richard Hodges, Sarah (x her mark) Donese, Eliz (x her mark) Smith, & Mary (x her mark) Jones
Description: a certain tract or parcel of land lying in Norfolk County near Godfrey's Landing containing fifty acres more or less and bounding as follows beginning at a white oak a corner tree of Jesse Godfrey's standing by the roadside that leads to Godfrey's Landing, thence running westerly bounded on the said road to Evan's Bridge on the Main Road thence southerly on the branch as the branch runs to the land of Robert Hodge's thence near south east binding on the said Robert Hodges's land to a holly in Matthew Godfrey's dec'd line a corner tree thence easterly binding on the said Godfrey's Land to the first station the said tract or parcel of land given to the said Solomon Hodges by his father Thomas Hodges dec'd & was given to the said Thomas Hodges dec'd by Solomon Hodges dec'd & the said Solomon Hodges (dec'd bought it formerly of Arthur Godfrey by which deeds the bounds will more fully appear and all houses, buildings, orchards, ways, waters, water courses, profits, commodities, hereditaments, and appurtenances whatsoever to the said premises hereby granted or any part thereof belonging or in any wise appertaining:

5. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of John Hodges, commissioner, 30 Jun 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 250 Solomon Hodges--2 white males above 16, 2 black above 16, 4 horses

6. Residence: Nov 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 251

7. Deed: Curling Smith sold to Solomon Hodges 178 acres in St. Bride's Parish, 24 Nov 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 252 Grantor: Curling Smith & wife, Fanny Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantee: Solomon Hodges Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 24 November 1791 Date Recorded:
Consideration: 214 pounds 10 shillings lawful money of Virginia
Signatures or marks: Curling Smith & Fanny (x her mark) Smith
Witnesses: Mason Hodges, Stephen Sikes, James Hall, & Geroge Betts
Description: a certain peace or persal of land lying and being in Saint Bride's Parish in the County of Norfolk and State of Virginia it being the same whereon said Smith formerly lived Begining at a bunch of hollys, thence Northerly binding on Joshua Manings land to a chinkerpin stake, thence Easterly binding on said land to a sarsafax, thence North nineteen degrees East to a Cinckerpin stake by the side of the swamp, thence binding on said swamp South fourty eight degrees West seventeen chains and seventy five links to a holly thence south nineteen degrees West ten chains and twenty five linds to a bend in the ditch, thence binding on John Hodges land south fourty one degrees West eight chains to a white oak, thence north fourty three degrees West, six chains and seventy five links on said Hodges land, thence North seventy, West six chains and sixty six links on said John Hodges land, thence North thirty eight West, four chains and seventy five links to a maple stump in the swamp, thence south fiftiy five West, twenty six chains and seventy five links to a gum binding on Alex Foreman's land thence south fourty three degrees West three chains to a gum thence south twenty degrees West five chains to a gum thence south one chaines twenty five links to a gum, thence south nineteen East five chains and thirty links to a pine thence south thirty nine degrees East, three chains to an oak thence south sixty five degrees West, eight chains to a maple, thence south fourty five degrees West seventeen chains and twenty five links to a pine thence south fifty five degrees East thirty four chains and fifty links to a pin binding on Bennet Armstrong thence south eighty nine degrees East eleven chainsa nd fourty links to a gum, thence south seventy three degrees, East six chains and seventy links to a stump, thence north thrity two degrees East six chains to a pine, thence south seventeen degrees West, six chains and sixty three links to a pine, thence south fourty two degrees East seven chains and fifty links to a maple, thence East six chains and fifty links to a gum, thence North fourty eight East two chains and seventy five links to a gum, thence south seventy one degrees East four chains and thirteen links to a maple thence south sixty three degrees East twelve chains and seventy five links to a pine, thence North sixty four East, two chains to a stake thence North twenty one West, one chain and twenty five links to a stake, thence North thirty five degrees West to a stake seven chains twenty five links, thence North sixty seven degrees West seventeen chains twenty five links on Gilcreeces line to a stump in Charls Smiths line thence binding on Charls Smiths land by a line of marked trees the various courses to the first mentioned bunch of hollys containing one hundred and seventy eight acres and three quarters, be the same more or less

8. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of John Hodges, commissioner, 2 Jun 1792, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 253 Solomon Hodges--1 male above 16, 4 blacks above 16, 3 horses

9. Deed: Joshua Manning sold to Solomon Hodges 67 acres in St. Bride's Parish, 29 Dec 1792, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 254 Grantors: Joshua Manning & Sarah, his wife Residence: Halifax Co., N.C.
Grantees: Solomon Hodges Residence: St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 29 December 1792 Date Recorded: 20 May 1793
Consideration: 8 pounds 8 shillings current money of Virginia
Signatures or marks: Joshua Manning & Sarah (x her mark) Manning
Witnesses: Willis Whitfield, W. Wilson, Ralph Pigot, Jno. Brooks, Jno. (x his mark) Grace, & Jordan Marchant
Description: a certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being in the Parish of Saint Brides and County of Norfolk aforesaid and contained in the following bounds viz: beginning at a branch a corner of Charles Smith land thence along the said Smith's lne to a bunch of Holly's a corner said Solomon Hodges's land which he bought of Curling Smith thence along said Hodge's line to a corner stake thence along the said line a corner in Henry Curling's land thence along Henry Curlings line to a corner in Thomas Gilchrists land thence along the said Gilchrists line to the beginning beach containing by estimation sixty seven aces be the same more or less

10. Residence: St. Brides Parish, May 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 255

11. Deed: Solomon Hodges sold 200 acres to James Hodges, 18 May 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 256 Grantors: Solomon Hodges & Heziah, his wife
Residence: St. Brides Parish, Norfolk Co.
Grantees: James Hodges Residence: St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 18 May 1793 Date Recorded: 20 May 1793
Consideration: 200 pounds current money of Virginia
Signatures or marks: Solomon Hodges & Heziah (x her mark) Hodges
Witnesses: Thos. Armstead, James Burgess, & Robert Fant
Description: one certain tract or parcel of land containing two hundred acres more or less situate lying and being on New Mill Creek in the Parish of Saint Brides and County of Norfolk aforesaid and bounded as follows by the line of William Smiths land thence along the line of Tader Carter and thence by the line of William Baker and so along the line of James Wilkins and Willis Wilkins down to the above mentioned station

12. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of John Hodges, commissioner, 18 May 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 257 Solomon Hodges--1 white male above 16, 3 blacks above 16, 2 horses

13. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Richard Butt, commissioner, 27 May 1794, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 162 Solomon Hodges--1 white male above 16, 4 black above 16, 3 horses

14. Estate: letters of administration, 22 Sep 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 258 On the motion of Robert Routh, who made oath and together with Joshua Smith, William Wallace, Junr. and James Burgess has securities entered in and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of three thousand dollars --condition as the law directs certificate is granted him for maining letters of administration on the estate of Solomon Hodges deceased in due form---The widow having in open Court relinquished her right of administration on said estate to the aforesaid Robert Routh.

Ordered that William B. Herbert, Daniel Savills, Mason Hodges and Alexander Foreman or any three of them being sworn before a magistrate of this county meet and appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Solomon Hodges deceased and return the same to the Court.

15. Estate: letters of administration & appointment of appraisers, 19 Oct 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 259 On the motion of James Hodges who made oath and together with Robert Remes and Joshua Smith his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of six thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted here for maining letters of administration in the estate of Solomon Hodges deceased and ministered by Robert Routh in due form.

Ordered that Mason Hodges, Daniel Hodges, James Burgess and Thomas Hanbury or any three of them being first sworn before a magistrate of this County enter and appraise in current money the slaves if any and personal estate of Solomon HOdges deceased and return the appraisement to the Court.

16. Chancery suit: James Hodges vs. Keziah Hodges, widow of Solomon Hodges, 19 Nov 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 260 James Hodges, compl. against Keziah Hodges, widow of Solomon Hodges, and Polly Hodges, Tamer Hodges, Lydia Hodges and Absolomon Hodges, defts. in Chancery
This cause was this day scheduled by consent as well as the complainant as the defendants Keziah Hodges and Polly Hodges in their proper persons and the other defendants who are infants by Robert Reins their guardian appointed by the Court to defend them in this suit and thereupon by consent of all the parites came on to be heard on the bill of the complainant and the answer of the defendants now filed. On consideration whereof and of the argument of counsel, it is decreed and ordered that Alexander Foreman, Joshua Smith and Daniel Savills or any two of them allot and set apart to the defendants Keziah one third of the two hundred and forty five and three quarters acres of land more or less and also one third of the following slaves by name Charles, Jonas, Hannah, Aley, Jack, Davy, Bolos, and George whereof her husband Solomon Hodges dec'd devised and possess in the bill mentioned as her dower therein and divided the residues of the said land and slaves in equal proportions between the complainant and the defendants Polly, Tamer, Lydia and Absolom Hodges and make report thereof to the Courts in order to a final decree.

17. Estate: apointment of guardian to orphans, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 261 Tamer Hodges orphan of Solomon Hodges deceased made choice with the approbation of the Court of Joshua Smith for her quardian and the said Joshua Smith is by the Court appointed guardian to Lydia Hodges & Absolom Hodges also orphans of the said Solomon who thereupon together with James Burgess & Maximillon Stewart his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition according to law

18. Estate: Willis Wilkins, administrator of James Wilkins, decease vs James Hodges, administrator of Solomon Hodges, decease, 22 Jun 1797, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 262 Willis Wilkins, administrator of James Wilkins, deceased, plaintiff against James Hodges, administrator of Solomon Hodges, dec'd, defendant in case
These suits abate by the death of the plaintiffs

19. Chancery suit: orphans of Solomon Hodges vs. James Hodges & James Hall, defendants, Nov 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 263 Joshua Smith, guardian to the orphans of Solomon Hodges, plt. against James Hall surviving obligor of James Hodges and said James Hall, deft.--in debt
The defendant being arrested and not appearing on the motion of the plt. by his attorney. It is considered by the Court that the plt. recover against the defendant twenty-six pounds nine shillings with interest thereon to be computed after the rate of five per centum per annum from the 26th day of Jan 1796 till payment and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended and the deft. in mercy etc.
Judgements obtained in the office and confirmed at November Court 1801

20. Chancery suit: Hodges & Manning vs Hall & Hodges, 16 Nov 1802, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 264 Mary Hodges & Caty Hodges, orphans of James Hodges, dec'd and Matthew Manning & Mary, his wife, plts. against Willis Hall & Lydia, his wife and Absalomn Hodges, defts in chancery
This day came, as will the plts and the defts: Hall and wife by their counsel and the deft: Absalom by William Cherry who is by the Court appointed his guardian to defend him in this suit and thereupon the cause came on by consent to be heard, upon the bill and answers now filed, on consideration whereof it is decreed and ordered that John Pollick, Willis Wilkins, and John Hodges, gent. or any two of them sell the land and Negro slave in the bill mentioned to the highest bidder for ready money after giving fifteen days public notice of the time and place of such sale and after declaring the costs of suit and the expenses attending the sale divide the balance of the proceeds in the following manner one fourth to Matthew Manning in right of his wife, one fourth to Mary and Katy Hodges, one fourth to Willis Hall in right of his wife and the remaining fourth to Absalom Hodges and made report thereof to the Court in order to a final decree.
Tuesday, November 16th, 1802
Present: Ro Roush, Richard Blow, Stephen Wright, & James S. Mathews, Gentlemen Justices
Ordered the last Friday in this month December, January & February next.

21. Will: Check out:
SOLOMON HODGES

Parents:
Father: WILLIAM HODGES

Other Event(s):
Will: 17 NOV 1814 , Norfolk, Virginia

Source Information:
Batch Number: 7706111
Sheet: 64
Source Call No.: 1058993
Type: Film

Solomon married Keziah [2294] 255 [MRIN: 210], daughter of Unknown [1258] and Unknown. Keziah died between 6 Nov 1814 and 19 Dec 1814 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.255,265

Noted events in her life were:

1. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Richard Butt, commissioner of St. Bride's Parish, 24 Oct 1795, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 266 Heziah Hodges--2 blacks above 16, 2 blacks between 12 to 16, 2 horses

2. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of St. Bride's, Arthur Butt, commissioner, 25 Jun 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 267 Keziah Hodges--3 blacks above 16, 1 horse

3. Property tax: James Warden, commissioner, 13 Oct 1797, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 268 Kezia Hodges--2 slaves above 16, 1 slave between 12 to 16, 1 horse

4. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Richard Webb, commissioner of St. Bride's Parish, 21 Jul 1798, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 269 Keziah Hodges (of Solom'n)--3 blacks above 16, 1 horse, tax $1.14

5. Will: of Keziah Creekmur, 6 Nov 1814, St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 270 Testator: Kesiah Creekmur Residence: St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.
Executors: my firend, Mathew Manning
Date Signed: 6 Nov 1814 Date Proved: 19 Dec 1814
Signature or Mark: Kesiah (x her mark) Creekmur
Witnesses: Mary (x her mark) Corblorl Keziah (x her mark) Corbral
Mary Corbral
Devises, Bequests:
To my loving sister, Esisebler White--one bed & bolster, one check blanket and one white blanket, both of my own make since the death of my husband, Edward Creekmur, and one spider
To my two friends: Willis Hall & Mathew Manning--all my crops of corn fodder, peas and potatoes to be equally divided

*note: it's interesting that Kesiah refers to Willis Hall and Mathew Manning as "her friends" when they are her son-in-laws

Children from this marriage were:

   153 F    i. Mary Hodges [41] 160,271 was born in 1772 271 and died on 12 Feb 1820 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 160,272 at age 48. Another name for Mary was Polly Hodges.273

Noted events in her life were:

1. Obituary: Norfolk Herald, 18 Feb 1820, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 274 Departed this life, in the 48th year of her age, on Tuesday the 15th isst. Mrs. Mary Manning, consort of Matthew Manning, Esq. of the Southern Branch. The deceased has been for many years, a reputable member of a religious and family; and, from her patience in a very severe disease of 12 days duration, and her resignation in the hour of death, she evinced a test of her present faithfulness, and future heritage in bliss. She has left behind, to deplore her loss, an inconsolable husband, and seven children. Afflictions may damp the spirit of life, yet the prmise of immortality and glory portend an eternal destiny.

2. Bible: Her death was recorded, 12 Feb 1820, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 80 Died on the 12th day of February 1820 at 3 o'clock in the morning Mary wife of Matthew Manning and daughter of Solomon Hodges, Decd. in the 48th year of her age leaving an affectionate husband 5 sons and two daughters to mourn for her departure - She was a kind mother, good wife and the last surviving member of her father's family - All that knew her loved her for her moral and Christian worth - Peace to her memory - May her children and friends meet her in heaven.

Mary married Matthew Manning Jr. [40] 213,234 [MRIN: 26], son of Matthew Manning Sr. [214] and Unknown, on 29 Jan 1799 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.239 Matthew was born in 1770 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 235 and died on 9 Jan 1837 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 236,237,238 at age 67.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 29 Jan 1799, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 275 Know all men by these presents, that we Matthew Manning and Nathaniel Dyes are held and firmly bound unto, James Wood Esquire, Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors, for the use of the Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 29th day of January 1799.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound, Matthew Manning and Mary Hodges. Now therefore, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage; then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of Wm. Wilson, Jr.
Matthew Manning
Nathaniel Dyes

2. Note: Relationship. Relationship Chart


Matthew Manning Jr. [40] is the 3rd Cousin 1 time removed of Mary Hodges [41]

Common Ancestor

* John Manning # 1 [3057]
(17 Dec 1615 - Between 1669 and 1672)
* Lydia Richardson [3058]
(1617 - 1700)
Married 1636 [1034]
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* John Manning # 2 [244] Captain Roger Hodges [1290]
(1650 - Between Jul 1715 and Jan 1716) (Abt 1635 - 1708)
Sarah Wattford [382] * Mary Manning [3059]
(1643 - After 1715) (1637 - After 1736)
Married 1664 [109] Married [473]
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* John Manning Jr. # 3 [209] * Richard Hodges [3113]
(1685 - Between Nov 1757 and Jan 1758) (Abt 1677 - Between Feb 1750 and Nov 1751)
Margaret Markham [3039] Elizabeth Burgess [3114]
(1685 - Bef 1757) ( - Bef 1750)
Married 1706 [108] Married [1056]
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* Matthew Manning Sr. [214] * Thomas Hodges [2572]
(1718 - Between Oct and Dec 1801) ( - Jan-Feb 1755)
Married [27] Married [233]
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* Matthew Manning Jr. [40] * Solomon Hodges [521]
(1770 - 9 Jan 1837) (Bef 1755 - Between 1794 and 1795)
Keziah [2294]
( - Between 6 Nov 1814 and 19 Dec 1814)
Married [210]
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* Mary Hodges [41]
(1772 - 12 Feb 1820)

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: Mary Porter told me that the Manning "day farm" is now Academy Park in Portsmouth, Virginia. It was owned by Pearson and White and bought by Hugh Barkley; 240 acres. This was "Mannington." [It may be that the plantation was Mannington.] Also that Manning graves were on Paradise Creek, past Cradock on Rt. 17.

2. Residence: "Mannington", Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 276 Note: This is an ad listed in local newspaper for the rental of "Mannington". This gives a description of the property. The referral of Mannington being good for the business of "trucking" has nothing to do with vehicles, but instead means the business of trading goods & services in place of cash.

For Rent---I wish to rent out on shares the ensuing year, to some one well acquainted with the business of Trucking, the Farm called
"MANINGTON"
Situated about five miles from Portsmouth, on the road between that place and the village of Deep Creek--This Farm is in very good order, well fenced and well drained. Every acre in cultivation will be manured this year, which will enhance its value the coming season.---The soil is well adapted to the purposes of trucking. I think as a market farm it is equal to any in the surrounding country.
Julian's Creek is about a quarter of a mile from the Farm, on which there are several landings at distances of not more than a half mile, where boats can take off marketing for shipment.
The short distance to Portsmouth, and goodness of the road, render it very convenient for daily market.
There is also attached to the Farm a very fine Orchard of Peaches and one of Apples.
The Mansion House will be reserved, but there is a very comfortable Dwelling in the yard, which can be occupied by the Farmer.
Virginia F. Hughlett

3. Witness to will: to Thomas Culpeper's will, 27 Dec 1785, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 217 Thomas Culpeper also gives 50 acres of land to a Margaret Manning. Thomas doesn't state a relationship. Is this his daughter? How is Margaret Manning related to Matthew Manning? Thomas Culpeper also leaves 50 acres to Ann Kay, who in her will says the Margaret is her sister.

4. Witness to will: witness to Ann Kay's will, 16 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 277 Matthew Manning Jr. was a witness to Ann Kay's will
She also left him a small looking glass
Ann also leave to her sister, Margaret Manning 42 acres in Deep Creek. How is Margaret Manning connected to Matthew Manning?

5. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Andrew Kidd, commissioner for the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 10 Aug 1798, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 278 Mathew Manning Jr. -- 1 white male above 16, 1 black between 12 to 16, , 2 horses, tax .53

6. Probate: Matthew Manning obtained probate on father's will, Dec 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 231 The last will and testament of Matthew Manning deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas W. Culpeper and Robert B. Culpeper witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Matthew Manning the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with John Rutter and Zachariah Nichols his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form.

7. Inherits: from his father, Matthew Manning, 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 213 His plantation and dwelling containing 140 acres & 50 acres in Thomas Culpeper's & Rudrey's survey.
Negroes: Hannah, George, Jenny, Mary, Charles, Joe and Jeffrey and their heirs
One hand mill, 3 feather beds & their furniture, one bow fall and one coat table, six flag bottom chairs high ones, one hand made dish, 2 basons, 1 iron pott which holds 15 gallons, 1 dutch oven, all my sheep and 1 black mare with a blaze face
Use of my negroes given to my grandchildren to my son, Matthew til my grandchildren come of age or marry
All goods, chattels, household, kitchen & other furniture not willed away to be equally divided betwwen son, Matthew & daughter, Elizabeth Cherry

8. Deed: sells 50 acres to Willis Hale, 21 Dec 1801, St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 279 Grantors: Matha Manning & wife, Mary Residence: St. Bride's, Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Willis Hale Residence: St. Bride's, Norfolk Co.
Date: 21 Dec. 1801 Date Proved: 22 Dec 1801
Signatures: Matthew Manning Mary Manning
Witnesses: no names listed
Consideration: 90 pounds
Description: 50 acres of land lying in St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.--land descended to Mary Hodges by the death of her father, Solomon Hodges, dec., said 50 acres contained in 2 pieces. One piece binding Charles Smith land & the said Willis Hale, binding to land that belonged to Tamer Hodges, dec. containing 25 acres. Likewise, a piece of Green Sea, binding on Charles Smith land, John Curling's land, binding Bennett Armstong's to said Willis Hale containing 25 acres.
**Note: Deed misspells Matthew Manning's name as Martha, but he signs his name, Matthew. Description of land definitely connects wife, Mary to her father, Solomon Hodges.

9. Deed of sell: Matthew Manning & wife, Mary to Willis Hall, 22 Dec 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 280 An indenture of bargain and sale between Matthew Manning and Mary, his wife of the one part and Willis Hall of the other part was acknowledged by the said Manning and wife, she being first privily examined as the law directs and ordered to be recorded
Present: James Holt, Richard Blow, Wright Bowers & Jordan Marchant, Gentleman Justices

10. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 3 Sep 1802, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 281 Mathew Manning -- 1 white male above 16, 2 blacks above 16, 2 blacks between 12 to 16, 1 horse, 2 carr. wheels, tax $2.74

11. Will: gave oath for will & named appriaser for estate of Peter Dyes, 17 Jan 1803, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 282 The last will and testament of Peter Dyes deceased was proved by the oaths of Matthew Manning Junr. and Elizabeth Groves witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Nathaniel Dyes one of the executors therein named who made oath thereto and together with John Moore and James Cherry his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penaly of eight thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Ordered that Matthew Manning, John Cherry, Willoughby Culpeper, and Thomas Culpeper, gent. or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of the Peace appraise in current money the personal estate of Peter Dyes deceased, and return the appraisement to the Court
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 17th day of January 1803
Present: Robert Butt, Richard Blow, Sam'l Smith and Jordan Marchant--Gentl. Justices

**Note: Who are Peter & Nathaniel Dyes? Are they somehow related to Matthew Manning Jr. & his sister, Elizabeth Groves? Nathaniel Dyes also gave bond for Matthew Manning Jr. & Mary Hodges marriage.

12. Religion: member of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1805, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 235

13. Deed: John M. Bluford indebted to Nathaniel Dyes for $210.13, 13 Apr 1809, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 283 Grantors: John M. Bluford Residence: Northamblen
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Norfolk Co.
Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 13 April 1809 Date Recorded: 18 Nov 1811
Consideration: $210.13
Signatures or marks: John M. (x his mark) Bluford
Nathaniel Dyes, Matthew Manning
Witnesses: John Cherry, Robert May
Description: sells unto the said Matthew Manning a piece or parcel of land, binding on deep creek an ajoining the land of the said Nathaniel Dyes on Martha Odem's land and all right, titles & interest of him the said John M. Bluford, of in & to the same to have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land unto the said Matthew manning his heirs & assigns forever, in trust nevertheless that if the said John M. Bluford shall fail to pay to the said Nathaniel Dyes the aforesaid sum of two hundred & ten dollars & thirteen cents on or before the 13 day of October next ensuring the date hereof with the legal interest thereon in such case it shall be lawful to and for the said Matthew Manning at any time after such period shall have elapsed to sell at public auction for ready money the said piece or parcel of land ten days previous notice being given in any of the Norfolk newspaper of such sale being given & to convey the same in fee simple to the purchasers thereof and out of the proceeds of said sale well & truly to satisfy & pay to the said Nathaniel Dyes the aforesaid debt as well as the cost of drawing & recording of these presents
September 23, 1809--received of John M. Bluford $100.00 on the account of this obligation

14. Appraisers: of John Culpeper's estate, 27 Dec 1810, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 284 along with James Butt & another whose name is not readable

15. Deed: sell 15 acres to Nathaniel Dyes that was held in trust, 10 Feb 1812, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 285 Grantors: Matthew Manning Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Date of Deed: 10 Feb 1812 Date Recorded: 15 June 1812
Consideration: $73.32
Signatures or marks: Matthew Manning
Witnesses: (blank)
Description: A certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being on the north side of Deep Creek in the county aforesaid and bounded by the land s of Maes martin, Nathaniel Dyes and Deep Creek containing fifteen acres more or less and is the same land which was conveyed by John M. Bluford to the aforesaid Matthew Manning in trust, which the said John M. Bluford purchased of Mrs. Odem as will be seen by the records of the County of Norfolk which was conveyed by the said Bluford to Matthew Manning in trust to secure a debt due to Nathaniel Dyes of one hundred and ten dollars, which land was sold according to law at the courthouse on the 20th of February last past for the aforesaid sum of $73.32. The said Matthew Manning as a trustee of in and to the same, to have and to hold the said tract of land situate as aforesaid with its appurtenances unto the said Nathaniel Dyes his heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Nathaniel Dyes

16. Deed: bought 51 acres from John Cherry, 16 Nov 1812, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 286 Grantors: John Cherry& wife, Sarah Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 16 Nov 1812 Date Recorded: 22 Dec 1812
Consideration: $413.20
Signatures or marks: John (x his mark) Cherry Sarah (x her mark) Cherry
Witnesses: William Richardson, Joseph Mosley, Absalom Grant
Descripton: A certain tract or parcel of land situate in the parish of Portsmouth in the county aforesaid and included in the following bounds, to wit: beginning at a run of water on the main road leading from Portsmouth to the canal at the corner of the late John Mesley's line thence north sixty nine degrees west four chains along the road to a branch dividing this land from Roderick Mesley's and along his line to a small black gum Absalom Grants corner, thence along his the said Absalom Grants line south eight and a half degrees east twenty five chain forty links to a white gum in Solomon Shepherds line, thence binding on the same North eighty four degrees east one chain 52 links to a small maple corner of John Mesley's thence on his line north thirty six degrees east forty four chain to the beginning containing fifty one acres two rood and twenty four pole more or less

17. Executor: of friend, John Cherry's will, 28 Sep 1813, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 287 *note: was John Cherry more than a friend to Matthew Manning. John names in his will, a daughter Margaret Manning and grandaugher, Margaret Manning. Are they connected to Matthew Manning? Needs more research

18. Appointed: sheriff of the County of Norfolk, 26 Nov 1815, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 288 Know all men by these present that we Matthew Manning, James Tatem, James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley, & Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselve our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Mathew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commision from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past, if therefore the said Mathew Manning shall faithfully collect account for and pay the taxes imposed by law in this county for the year 1815, then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Acknowledged before the Court
Matthew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815
This bond was acknowledged by the obligor therein named and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, James Tatem, James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley, and Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of this Commonwealth in the sum of ten thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound M. Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past. If therefore the said Mathew Manning shall well and truly collect and receive all offices fees and dues just into his bands to collect, and duly account for and pay the same to the officers to whom such fees are due respectively at such times as are presented and limited by law, and shall well and truly execute and due return make of all process and receipts to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process, to the person or persons to whom the same are due his or their executors administrators or assigns and in all other things shall truly and faithfull execute & perform the said office of sheriff during the term of his coninuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remian in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed & acknowledged in the presence of the Court
Mathew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815. This bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, James Tatem. James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley and Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the rise of this Commonwealth in the sum of ten thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Mathew Manning is contituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past. If therefore the said Mathew Manning shall well and truly collect all levies, and account for and pay the same in such manner as is by law directed, and also all fines forfeitures & emerciments, accuring or becoming due to the Commonwealth in the said County, and shall duly account for and pay the same to the Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the time being for the use of the use of the Commonwealth in like manner as is or shall be directed in case of public taxes and shall in all other things truly and faithfully execute the said Office of Sheriff during his continuance therein, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of the Court
Mathew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815. This bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named and ordered to be received.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

19. Witness: to Willoughby Culpeper's will along with John Ballentine & Jeremiah Bracket, 12 Jul 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 289 *note: try to determine the relationship between Matthew Manning & Willoughby Culpeper

20. Occupation: appointed sheriff, 21 Nov 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 290 Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, Carter B. Poindexter, William C. Holt, Edwin Seaton, and William C. Moore are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esq. Governorof the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the us of the said Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administratorsjointly and severally firmly by these presnets sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of Nov. 1816.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the abouve bound Matthew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff othe the county of Norfolk by a commission from the Governorunder the seal of the Commonwealth dated the first day of October 1816; If therefor the said Matthew Manning shall faithfully effect account for and pay the taxes imposed by law in said County for the year eighteen hundred and sixteen then the above obligationto be void or also to remain in full force and virtue.
Matthew Manning
C. B. Poindexter
Wm. C. Holt
Edwin Seaton
W. C. Moore
Acknowledged before Thomas Godwin
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 21st 1816. This bond was acknowledged by the obligors therein named & ordered to be recorded
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

21. Occupation: appointed sheriff, 21 Nov 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 291 Know all men by these presents that we Matthew Manning, Carter B. Poindexter, William C. Holt, Edwin Seaton and William C. Moore and held and firmly boundunto William C. Nicholas Esq. Governor of this Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of the said Commonwealthin the sum of ten thousand dollars to the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of November 1816.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Matthew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor and the seal of the Commonwealth dated the first day of October 1816; If therefore the said Matthew Manning shal well and truly collect and receive all officers fees and dues put into his hands to collect and duly accound for and pay the same to the officers to whom such fee are due respectively at such times as are prescribed and limited by law, and shall well and tryly execute and due return make of all process profits to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process to the person or persons to whom the same are due his or their exectors administrators or assigns, and in all other things shalltruly and faithfully execute and perform the said Office of Sheriff during the term of his continuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Matthew Manning
C. B. Poindexter
Wm. C. Holt
Edwin Seaton
W. C. Moore
Signed & acknowledgeed in presence of Thos. Godwin
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 24th 1816. This Bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

22. Summons: for M. Manning to take into custody James B. Balsour, 16 Jan 1818, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 292 Wilson & Hoggard vs Balsour 1818
An action of trespass on the case
Whitehead
Expired and dismiss set by order of the planitiffs per his indorsement hereon
C. B. Poindexter
for M. Manning, sheriff
The Commonwealth of Virginia
To the Sheriff of Norfolk County, greetings
We command you that you take James B. Balsour if he be found within your bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body at the Clerk's Office of our Superior Court of Norfolk County, on the 27th day of March next, to answer Holt Wilson & Herman Hoggard merchants trading as partners under the form & style of Wilson & Hoggard of a plea of trespass on the case damage one hundred & fifty dollars.
And have then there this Writ. Witness William Wilson, Clerk of our said Court, at the Court-house, the 16 day of Jany. 1818, in the 42 Year of the Commonwealth.
Wm. Wilson, clk
This writ being satisfied the clerk is hereby directed to dismiss it. Shffs fee paid
Wilson & Hoggard
Proper affadavit being made & appear bail is required
T. Thompson J.P.

23. Executor: of John Culpepper's will, 16 Mar 1818, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 293 At a court held 16th March 1818, the will of John Culpepper was proved. The executors named in the will, Martha Culpepper, wife of John and his son, John refused the burden. Therefore Matthew Manning made oath and together with Henry Culpeper, John Culpeper and Daniel Culpeper made bond.

24. Deed: sells to son, Wm. B. Manning 50 acres land in Deep Creek, 1 Apr 1823, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 294 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: Wm. B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 1 April 1823 Date Recorded: 21 April 1823
Consideration: for the love & affection and $1 cash in hand
Signatures or marks: M. Manning
Witness: "blank"
Description: A certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty acres more or less known as part of the survey of the late Thomas Culpepperand Daniel Rudder being situated nar the head of Deep Creek and lying in the above mentioned county,

25. Court: trustee of Portsmouth Academy, 28 Jan 1825, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 295 Trustee Portsmouth Academy
1825. Passed January 28. "An act incorporating the trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in the County of Norfolk."
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that Swepson Whitehead, Tapley Webb, Holt Wilson, Joseph Schoolfiedld, Beverly Bayton, Colonel John Hodges, John Dickson, William Wright, Mathew Manning, Richard Carney, and Robert A. Armistead of the County of Norfolk, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Portsmouth Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to purchase, receive, and hold, they and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, of what kind soever, which may be purchased, or devised, or given to them for the use of said Academy.

26. Organizations: He was a trustee of Portsmouth Academy., 28 Jan 1825, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 296 1825. Passed january 28. "An act incorporating the trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in the County of Norfolk."
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That Swepson Whitehead, Tapley Webb, Holt Wilson, Joseph Schoolfield, Beverly Bayton, Colonel John Hodges, John Dickson, William Wright, Mathew Manning, Richard Carney, and Robert A. Armistead of the County of Norfolk, be and they are hereby consitituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Portsmouth Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to purchase, receive, and hold, they and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, of what kind soever, shich may be urchased, or devised, or given to them for the use of said Academy.

27. Executor: of estate of Robert Manning, 29 Jun 1825, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 297 Matthew Manning and Judith his wife, exec of Rob't Manning, dec.

28. Meeting: meeting to oppose the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson for President, 21 Nov1827, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 298 Herald--21 November 1827
Norfolk County Meeting
At a numerous meeting of the citizens of Norfolk County, opposed to the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson to the Presidency of the United States, convened at the Court House in Portsmouth, on Monday the 19th of Nov. 1827, the meeting being called to order, the Rev. Jesse Nicholson, a soldier of the revolution, was appointed Chairman, and John A. Chandler, Secretary.
The Chairman explained briefly the objects of the Assembly, and Holt Wilson, Esq. offered for adoption the following resolutions:
Resolved, 1st: That we entirely concur in the preamble and resolutions adopted by our fellow citizens at a meeting held on the 3rd inst. at Hickory Ground, in this county, and that we will use all fair and honorable means to promote the object of the said meeting;
Resolved, 2dly: That the Delegates appointed at the meeting to represent this county in the proposed anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next, be, and are hereby appointed Delegates in behalf of this meeting to the said Convention:
Resolved, 3dly: That ____ be and they are hereby appointed Delegates on behalf of this meeting to unite with the Delegates appointed at Hickory Ground to represent this county in the anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next:
Resolved, 4thly: That the gentlemen hereafter named, be added to the Corresponding Committee, appointed at Hickory Ground, whose duty it shall be to act in conjunction with the said Committee in securing the object of the said meeting.
The resolutions having been read, Gen. Robert B. Taylor, addressed the meeting in an animated, impressive and convincing argument, in which he exhibited the anti-republican nature of the caucus nomination by the Legislature, and the necessity of counteracting it by a ticket formed by Delegates elected for that purpose by the people in their primary assemblies. He then took a view of the biography of General Jackson, and while he extended to him the full need of praise and honor, for his glorious defense of his country, he at the same time exposed in bold relief his disqualifications from high civil office, as exhibited by his acts in almost every public station he has filled.
After General Taylor had concluded, the resolutions were again read and adopted unanimously, and the following gentlemen appointed Delegates under the third resolution: Col. William Wright, Thomas Talbot, Esq., and William B. Manning, Esq., and the following gentlemen appointed a committee under the fourth resolution:
John Thompson, Holt Wilson, Tapley Webb, George M. Bain, George Webb, Thos. Edwards, David Reynolds, John Collins Sr., H. Pendleton, Wm. Benthall, Robert Peed, James Reed, Beverly Bayton, John Talbot, Jesse Newcomb, Abel Llewelleng, George Wilson, John Gay, James Carr, Matthew Manning, Sr., William White, David Ruth, John P. Leigh, Jesse Nicholson
Resolved, 5thly: That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and published in the newspapers of the Borough of Norfolk.
Jesse Nicholson, Chairman
John A. Chandler, Sec'y

29. Deed: deed of gift to son, William B. Manning containing 25 acres, 1 Jan 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 299 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: my son, William B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 1 Jan 1835 Date Recorded: 1 June 1835
Consideration: $1.00
Signature or Marks: M. Manning
Witness: blank
Description: One half of my tract of land at the head of Julian Creek and being that portion of said tract lying to the north and running down to the old and new road, containing twenty five acres (not including one acre for the grave yard to the same more or less)

30. Deed: indenture of trust held 140 acres til debt of $600 paid to Sarah Hodges, 1 Jun 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300 Grantor: David Routh of 1st part
Matthew Manning of 2nd part
Sarah Hodges of 3rd part
Date of Deed: 1 June 1835 Date Recorded: 1 June 1835
Consideration: $600.00
Signatures or Marks: David Routh & Sally Hodges
Witness: blank
Description: whereas the said Matthew Manning, on the first day of August 1821 in order to secure the payment of the sum of six hundred dollars to the said Sarah Hodges did by indenture of trust of that date convey to the said David Routh his heirs executors administrators or assigns the following property to wit: all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Norfolk County and State of Virginia containing one hundred and forty acres more or less and bounded as follows viz: beginning at a gum on Thomas Pecires line, thence along said line, and the lines and lands of James Martin and John Cherry and thence along the public road and down the various meanderings of Mannings Creek to the place of beginning upton trust, for the uses and purposes in the said indenture mentioned, and whereas since the executing and delivering of the said deed of trust, the said Matthew Manning hath fully satisfied and paid to the said Sarah Hodges the sums of money thereby secured which the said Sarah Hodges doth hereby acknowledge. Now this indenture witnisseth that for the consideration aforesaid, as well as for the further consideration of one dollar in hand paid by the said Matthew Manning to the said David Routh at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said David Routh with the agent and apprebation of the said Sarah Hodges signified by his being party to these presents and the said Sally Hodges have granted bargained and sold remised released and sell remise release and confirm unto the said Matthew Manning all the estate right title interest claim and demand both at law and in equity which the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges have or hold in the tract of land above mentioned and described. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land to the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever. And the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges for themselves their heirs executors and administrators the above mentioned land, unto the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns in as full & ample manner as the same was warranted by the said Matthew Manning, by the deed of trust above reciled, do warrant the same to the said Matthew Manning agt the claim or claims of them the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges and all persons claiming by or under them or either of them.

31. Deed: gives to son, Absalom J. Manning 25 acres, 21 Dec 1836, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 301 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence:
Grantee: Absalom J. Manning Resideince:
Date of Deed: 21 December 1836 Deed Recorded: 30 December 1836
Consideration: for the natural affection I bear & $1.00
Signatures or Marks: M. Manning
Witnesses:
Description: A certain piece of land containing twenty five acres being the one half of the tract of fifty acres purchased by me of John Cherry decd. and to be so divided as to cut off the above mentioned twenty five acres on the south side of the aforesaid tract purchased by me of the said Jno. Cherry decd which will require a line to be run nearly a north & south direction as the parties on the adjacent lands may agree upon, the right whereof I hereby warrant and deferr unto the said Absalom J. Manning his heirs and assigns forever

32. Will: 5 Jan 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 237 In the name of God, Amen, I, Matthew Manning of Norfolk County, being of sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say
First, I give unto my son Wm. B. Manning one feather bed to him and his heirs forever.
Secondly, I give unto my son Matthew H. Manning the one half of my manor Platation situate and bounded as follows:
Beginning at Wallaces Point, now called the farther landing and running up the creek & branch, which divides the same from the lands of Holt Wilson, to a marked gum tree, thence along said Wilsons line down to the Public Road, at the Willow Branch croping the road to a ditch which empties into said Branch, thence along said ditch across the field to the woods thence through the woods to Cherry's line, in a direction that will divide said Plantation into two equal number of acres, thence along Cherry's line, Martins line, and Tabbs & Brittinghams line to Wallaces Point the place of beginning to him and his heirs forever, by his paying to Wm. B. Manning one hundred dollars and unto Jno T. Manning three hundred dollars.
I also give unto my son Matthew H. Manning my silver watch.
Thirdly, I give unto my son Absalom J. Manning the other half of my plantation, lying on the south of the half just willed to my son Matthew H. Manning to him and his heirs forever, by his paying unto my grandson Wm. Matthew Outten one hundred dollars and unto my grand daughter Mary Hodges White one hundred dollars.
Fourthly, I give unto my son John T. Manning one cow and calf or the value thereof to him and his heirs forever, also my gun.
Fifthly, I give unto my grand-daughter Mary Hodges White one feather bed to her and her heirs forever.
Sixthly: I give unto my negro man Caleb his freedom and my negro woman Jenny her freedom at my death.
I leave my negro man Harrison to be hired out for the term of eight years and then I give him his freedom. I leave my negro boy Jim to be hired out for the term of thirteen years and then I give him his freedom.
I leave my negro boy Joe to be hired out for the term of thirteen years and then I give him his freedom.
I leave my negro girl Alsey to be hired out for the term of ten years and then I give her, her freedom & give her children their freedom if any.
Seventhy, all the rest of my property either in doors or out of door, consisting of either cash notes or accounts after all of my just debts are paid, and after my executors shall have paid the expenses of enclosing my family burying ground with a good brickwall, I leave to be equally divided together with the profits arising from the hires of my negroes amongst my children and grand children, as follows, namely, Wm. B. Manning, Matthew H. Manning, Absalom J. Manning, Wm. Matthew Outten, Mary Hodges White and Canning B. Manning this division is to be made by my executors without a sale--and the money or whatelse I've given to Canning B. Manning is to be laid out for him, by my executors in schooling him & otherwise promoting his education, or as my executors may think best for promoting his interest.
Lastly, I appoint my sons Matthew H. Manning and Abalom J. Manning, executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
Signed sealed published and declared, as and for the last will and testament of the above named Matthew Manning in presence of us
D. M. Veale
H. C. Deel
Thomas Culpeper
Reuben Culpeper
M. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 21st day of August 1837, This will and proved by the oaths of Henry C. Deel and Thomas Culpeper two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Absalom J. Manning and Matthew H. Manning the executors therein named the first by his note in writing the other in open Court, refused to take upon themselves the burthen of the execution thereof, and it is ordered that William B. Manning sheriff of this county take unto his hands the estate of the said Matthew Manning dec'd and administer the same according to law.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson,c.c

33. Obituary: Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald, 13 Jan 1837, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 236,302 At his residence in Norfolk County, on Monday the 9th inst. MATTHEW MANNING, Esq. in the 67 year of his age. In the death of Mr. Manning, our community has lost one of its most valuable members. In his intercourse with society he was honest and sincere; just and benevolent, and urbane and courteous, and in his family, he was kind and indulgent; rendering his presence desireable, and his company pleasant. In the year 1805, he embraced religion, and united himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he held the office of leader for many years, and of which he lived and died a worthy member, but he is gone to a more enduring inheritance, while his children are left to weep; yet they do not weep "without hope".

34. Land: Deed Book 62-289, 16 Sep 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Absolum J. Manning sells to Matthew H. Manning land inherited from his father, the late Mathew Manning and adjoining lands given to Mathew H. Manning by father in same will.

35. Land: Deed Book 63-116, 8 May 1838, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Mathew H. Manning indentures 50 acres near Deep Creek adjoining Tabbs & Brittingham property, John Cherry property, James Martin property near Broad Marsh. [Shortly thereafter, land is owned by others. Did they get it in a foreclosure?]

36. Audit: 29 May 1842, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 303 James Murdaugh notes that estate of Matthew Manning was administered by Wm. B. Manning while he was sherriff of Norfolk County.

   154 F    ii. Tamar Hodges [3032] 304 was born before 1796.304

Noted events in her life were:

1. Guardian Bond: orphan of Solomon Hodges, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 305 18 Jan 1796
Tamar, Lydia, & Absolom Hodges--Orphans of Solomon Hodges
Guardian: Joshua Smith
Additional Security: James Burgess, Maximillan Stewart
Bond: $800

2. Estate: apointment of guardian to orphans, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 306 Tamer Hodges orphan of Solomon Hodges deceased made choice with the approbation of the Court of Joshua Smith for her quardian and the said Joshua Smith is by the Court appointed guardian to Lydia Hodges & Absolom Hodges also orphans of the said Solomon who thereupon together with James Burgess & Maximillon Stewart his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition according to law

Tamar married Jacob Roach [3036] [MRIN: 1027] on 21 Feb 1816 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.307

   155 F    iii. Lydia Hodges [3033] 304,308 was born before 1796.304

Noted events in her life were:

1. Guardian Bond: orphan of Solomon Hodges, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 304 18 Jan 1796
Tamar, Lydia, & Absolom Hodges--Orphans of Solomon Hodges
Guardian: Joshua Smith
Additional Security: James Burgess, Maximillan Stewart
Bond: $800

2. Estate: apointment of guardian to orphans, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 306 Tamer Hodges orphan of Solomon Hodges deceased made choice with the approbation of the Court of Joshua Smith for her quardian and the said Joshua Smith is by the Court appointed guardian to Lydia Hodges & Absolom Hodges also orphans of the said Solomon who thereupon together with James Burgess & Maximillon Stewart his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition according to law

Lydia married Willis Hall [3035] 308 [MRIN: 1026] on 12 Dec 1797 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.309 Willis died before Oct 1858 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.310

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: Wilis Hall to Miss. Lydia Hodges, 12 Dec 1797, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 311 Know all men by these presents, that we Willis Hall and Joshua Smith are held and firmly bound unto James Wood Esquire, Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors, for the use of the Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, furmly by these presents. Sealed and our seals, and dated this 12th day of December 1797
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Willis Hall and Miss Lydia Hodges. Now therefore, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage; then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Willis Hall
Joshua Smith
Signed, sealed & acknowledged in presence of
Wm. Wilson Jr., clk

Noted events in his life were:

1. Account of Estate: account of sales of personal property of the estate of Willis Hall, 15 Oct 1838, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 312 Account of slaes of personal property belonging to the estate of Willis Hall dec'd sold September 19, by R. G. Baylor sheriff and Committee of said estate
5 barrels of corn at $4 to Thos. V. Webb
5 barrels of corn at $3.81 to Alex M. Foreman
44 barrels of corn at $3.31 to Jas. G. Hodges
5 bushels of peas more or less to Wm. W. Hall
1 stack of fodder first choice to Jas. G. Hodges
1 stack of fodder 2nd choice to Jas. G. Hodges
9 hams of bacon to Jno. T. Manning
1 barrel of pork 1st choice to Wm. W. Hall
1 barrel of pork 2nd choice to Jno. D. Whitehead
1 barrel of pork 3rd choice to Jas. G. Hodges
1 barrel of pork 4th choice to S. B. Tatem
R. G. Baylor Shff & Committee of the estate of Willis Hall dec'd
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 15 day of October 1838. The foregoing account of sales were returned examined allowed and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, clk

   156 M    iv. Absolom Hodges [3034] 304 was born before 1796.304

Noted events in his life were:

1. Guardian Bond: orphan of Solomon Hodges, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 304 18 Jan 1796
Tamar, Lydia, & Absolom Hodges--Orphans of Solomon Hodges
Guardian: Joshua Smith
Additional Security: James Burgess, Maximillan Stewart
Bond: $800

2. Estate: apointment of guardian to orphans, 18 Jan 1796, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 306 Tamer Hodges orphan of Solomon Hodges deceased made choice with the approbation of the Court of Joshua Smith for her quardian and the said Joshua Smith is by the Court appointed guardian to Lydia Hodges & Absolom Hodges also orphans of the said Solomon who thereupon together with James Burgess & Maximillon Stewart his securities entered unto and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of eight hundred dollars with condition according to law

   157 M    v. James Hodges [2295] 255,313 died between May 1793 and 1803.255,313

Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: St. Bride's Parish, May 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 255

2. Chancery suit: James Hodges estate vs Mary Hodges, 1803, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 314 To the Court of Norfolk County returns in Chancery
Honorably complainant observeth to your worship your orator Wm. B. Herbert administrator of James Hodges
That your orator became bound as security for a certain James Hodges in a bond executed to Mary Ann Swift on the penalty of L108 conditioned to pay L54 on the 1st day of March 1796. That Hodges died intestate in the year of our Lord 179_ the said bond bears then underchanged. That the said oblizee instituted a suit against your orator on that bond, obtained judgment thereof after the death of Hodges in Nov 1800 in the Court of this county. On this judgment execution was issued after the concerning bond duly given execution awarded to thereon at August Court 1802 against your complainant & Hillary Cherry security thereto. An execution was issued in the per their viz: bond a the complainant has paid up ward of L55 & is still liable for the balance except about L18 & interest paid on account of the bond by Mr. Wilkins.
That in the life of James Hodges, a certain Tamer Hodges died intestate seized in fee simple of 25 acres of land, & possessed of a negro---Mathew Manning administered in her estate & her heirs at law were the said James Hodges, Mary wife of Mathew Manning, Lydia wife of Willis Hall, and Absalom Hodges, a minor the said Tamer Lavins no children or the descendants, no father or mother on this bond or any relation herein then the heirs before mentioned who were brothers & sisters of the said Tamer. James Hodges left two infant children Mary & Katey of who John Moore is guardian on duty appointed by this Court.
Your complainant begs leave also to state that a suit in chancery was instituted in this Court by Mary Hodges & Katey Hodges orphans of James Hodges, Mathew Manning & Mary his wife against Willis Hall and Lydia his wife and Absalom Hodges for the purpose of obtaining a slae of the real estate & personal estate of Tamer Hodges & a distribution of the money among the heirs & distributed of the said Tamer. That a decree was made in this Court whereby John C. Moore, Willis Wilkins or any two of them were appointed to sell the said land & slave for money & to make distribution thereof among the parties according to their objective(?). That two of the Commissioners to wit: Pollack & Wilkins sold the land for $4 per acre & the slave for L113.10 making up the whole L143.70 of which one fourth will under the decree aforesaid by payable to Mary & Katey as the children of James Hodges. The personal representive of James Hodges was not a party to the suit.
By the bond aforesaid James Hodges bound himself and his heirs to pay the money to wit: Swift
That your complainant had administered on the estate of Hodges against which to his above before stated your orator conceives that the administration of the said James Hodges & not his heirs are entitled to receive the distributary part of James Hodges in the personal or title of Tamer Hodges; and that in his hands it is chargeable for the payment of debts & that the children have no title thereto but to the securties after paying debts, & that the relation will herein testify reflected of the claims whether in decedant may have to money on personal property may be entitled in a suit in which the personal representative is not a party & the heir may obtain & receive it without its leaving previous debts & through a decree (?) of administration.
The heirs of James Hodges having been bound by these bonds, their portion of the money arising per the sale of the real estate in (???) for the payment of the debts. The parties however to which they are entitled of the whole money as inadequate to pay the sum due to you and plainants.
Your orator (??) moreover that until estrained, the commissioners will preceed to pay over the money to the heirs & distributies of Tamer Hodges.
In tender consideration whereof and as the complainant is entirely without remedy on the promises but by the act of a work of equity. To the end therefore that the said Mary Hodges & Katy Hodges whom & each of whom your roton prays to have made respondent by them guardian of our acd may he compelled to answer all the oligations of their bills, that the said R. Thacker Wilkins may be my (?) & contrained from paying me the portion lawed by the said Mary & Katey of the money arising from the sale of the said land & negro to be the further order of the Court that the land pray by a decree of the Courts be land be given (????) & that he may have further relief according to equity. May it please the Court & grant writs of (unreadable)
Sworn to in open Court
Teste: S. Whitehead
Jan. 1803 allowed on entering into bond

James married.

114. Son Hodges [2193] .

General Notes: **"son" Hodges was only put in to account for grandson, William Hodges. Once it's determined which son of Richard Hodges had a boy named William--then it can be corrected

Son married.

The child from this marriage was:

   158 M    i. William Hodges [2194] 115 was born before Jul 1766 115 and died after Jul 1766.115

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges, Jul 1766, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 115 To grandson, William Hodges--100 acres land lying in North West River adjoining Caleb Woodard & James Creekmur

115. Solomon Hodges [1303] was born about 1727 in Norfolk Co., Virginia and died before 1767.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Death: 40 Not in father's will

Solomon married Martha [1304] 40 [MRIN: 482] about 1750.40 Martha was born about 1730.40

The child from this marriage was:

   159 M    i. Jesse Hodges [1305] 40 was born on 8 Dec 1751.40

116. Robert Hodges [1307] was born about Jan 1729/30 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 40 and died before 1765.40

General Notes: He was not mentioned in his father's will. 40

Noted events in his life were:

1. Death: Not mentioned in father's will.

Robert married Mary [1308] 40 [MRIN: 484] about 1750.40 Mary was born about 1730.40

The child from this marriage was:

   160 F    i. Mary Hodges [1309] 40 was born on 21 Dec 1751.40

121. Lydia Price [1152] 57,118 died after 1756.116

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Henry Price all the whole of his estate, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 118 if her brother, Mallick Price should die without heir

2. Inherits: from grandfather, Richard Hodges--40 shillings, 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 57

Lydia married Richard Bradley [1158] 118 [MRIN: 433] before 1746.118 Richard died after Jul 1746.118

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: inherits 30 shillings from his father-in-law, Henry Price, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 118

The child from this marriage was:

   161 M    i. Henry Bradley [1159] 118 died after 1746.118

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: the whole of grandfather, Henry Price's estate, 7 Oct 1746, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 118 if his uncle, Mallick Price & his mother, Lydia Bradley should die die

123. Marcom Manning [2712] 125,186 was born in 1730 in Lower Norfolk, Virginia 2,186 and died between Oct 1792 and May 1793 in Martin Co., North Caroilna 2,185,186,187 about age 62. Other names for Marcom were Malcolm, and185 Markcom Manning.315

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Marcom. 316 What you are missing is Marcom Manning, son of John Manning and Ann Deal, 1730-1793. Born in Lower Norfolk Co., Va. and died in Martin Co., N.C. He had a daughter, Martha, who per his will, married a Jackson. That is proven by later Martin Co., N.C. deeds which identifies that Jackson to be Edward.

2. Bio: of Marcom Manning. 317 Manning Family Genealogy Forum
Land records indicated that John Manning I, John Manning II, John Manning III, and Marcom Manning owned land and lived near Julians Creek from 1652 til 1761. In 1764 Marcom Manning and his wife Kezia Ballentine Manning sold their land on Julians Creek to his brother John Manning IV. Marcom received the land from his father John Manning III by will proved March 1758. Marcom and Kezia moved to Terrell County, N.C. Marcom Manning's will dated 18 Oct 1792 and proved May 1793, Martin County, N.C.

3. Inherits: from his father, John Manning, 1758, , Norfolk Co., Virginia. 125 To my son, Marcom Maning the plantation I now live on but not to hinder or interrupt his mother of her part as above give, during her natural life as also forty acres of land I bought of William Wallis joyning to my plantation I live on and aftger the decease of my sd wife, I give him one negro man called Tom & one negro woman called Sue also one negro called Jack which was formerly given by my father, John Maning. Also one desk & one feather bed & furniture.

Marcom was also named executor of his father's will

4. Appraisers: in his father, John Manning's estate, 18 Feb 1762, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 318 along with brother, John Manning and Richard Ballentin, William Owins, & John Owins

5. Auditor: of his father, John Manning's estate, 18 Nov 1762, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 319

6. Auditor: of his grandfather, John Manning Sr. estate, 18 Nov 1762, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 315

7. Residence: sold land on Julians Creek to brother, John and moved to, 1764, , Terrell Co. North Carolina. 187

8. Inherits: from sister, Elizabeth Manning, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 to my brothers, Malcolm, John & Reubin Manning & my sisters, Mary Harper & Margaret Hatten--I give the negro wench Lettice after my mother's death & Lettice's increase to be equally divided

9. Will: 18 Oct 1792, Martin Co., North Caroilna. 320 Name: Marcom Manning Residence: Martin Co. N.C.
Date of Will: 18 Oct 1792 Date Proved: May 1793

*note: look for will

Marcom married Keziah Ballentine [1146] 187 [MRIN: 429].

The child from this marriage was:

   162 F    i. Martha Manning [1220] .186

Martha married Edward Jackson [1221] 186 [MRIN: 450].

124. Mary Manning [2716] 125,185,188 was born about 1732 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between Jul 1774 and 1826 2,185 about age 42.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from sister, Elizabeth Manning, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 to my brothers, Malcolm, John & Reubin Manning & my sisters, Mary Harper & Margaret Hatten--I give the negro wench Lettice after my mother's death & Lettice's increase to be equally divided

2. Deed: sells 163 1/2 acres of land to husband, David Harper & William Haper, 17 Aug 1782, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 321 Grantors: Mary Harper Residence: Edgecombe Co., N.C.
Grantees: David Harper & William Harper
Residence: Edgecombe Co. N.C.
Date of Deed: 17 Aug 1782 Date Recorded: 20 Feb 1783
Consideration: L50
Signatures or Marks: Mary Harper
Witnesses: Benj. Dickens, William Batchelor
Description: Tract of land containing 163 1/2 acres on the north side of Southern Branch and bounded by William Hartert, John Hartest, and Matthew Manning

3. Inherits: from husband, David Harper , 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322 one negro woman named Abb during her life, one feather bed & furniture, use of all negroes during her life or widowhood, use of all my household furniture likewise all my stock upon the purmiser she moves to N.C. by the last of Nov. next, if not my desire is that all be sold & the money to be equally disbursed for bringing up my 2 sons, James & Robert Harper

Mary married David Harper Sr. [2717] 125,185,188 [MRIN: 905] on 16 Aug 1751 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 125,185.,189 David was born about 1732 2 and died between 4 Feb and Oct 1772 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.185,322

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: of David Harper & Mary Manning, 16 Aug 1751, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 323 Know all men by these presents that we David Harper and John Manning are bond and firmly (bond is blank at this point)
the obligation of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound David Harper hath obtained a marriage license in conjunction with Mary Manning. Now know ye that if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage then the above obligation is void other be and remain in full force, power and virtue.
David Harper
John Manning
Sealed & delivered in the presents of
Sam Boushby
16th Aug't 1751

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: sell to Wm. Crawford, 19 Jul 1753, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 324 Grantors: William Crawford Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: David Harper Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 19 July 1753 Date Recorded: 20 July 1753
Consideration: 5 shillings & 30 pounds
Signatures or marks: William Craford
Witnesses: (blank)
Description: one lot or half acre of land situate lying and being in St. James Square on the west side of the Middle Street in the town lately established by act of assembly by the name of Portsmouth in the county aforesaid and know & kistinguished in the plan of the said town by the name of lott number 57 and bounded as followeth: beginning at a corner made by the intersection of the said Middle Street & County Street thence north along Middle Street one hundred and thirteen feet to a corner of lott no. 58, thence west bounding on lot number 58 one hundred and eighty feet to a corner said lott no. 57, 58 and 82, and 83 in the center of the said square then south bounding on no. 83 one hundred and thirteen feet to County Street aforesaid & thence east along County Street one hundred & eighty feet to the beginning, as the plan of the said town relation being thereuto had may more fully and at large appear

2. Deed: sells 163 acres to Peter Dyes for 100 pounds, 23 Jan 1789, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 205 Grantors: David Harper & wife, Mary Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantees: Peter Dyes Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 23 Jan 1789 Date Recorded: 19 July 1790
Consideration: 100 pounds
Signatures or marks: David Harper Mary Harper
Witnesses: Nathaniel Dyes Willis Dyes Sally Grimes
Description: parcel of land lying & being on the west side of the south branch of Elizabeth River in the siad County of Norfolk, beginning at Long Creek binding on the aforesaid branch of Elizabeth River to a pine which is a marked corner tree, and binding on the land & line of Edward Herbert, and on the land of Matthew Manning and on the land called Chicksons, and on the land of Robert Herberts to the head of Long Creek, from thence down the various courses of the said creek to the beginning containing by estimation one hundred and sixty three acres.
David Harper & wife, Mary seized of a good sure perfect estate of inheritance in fee simple.

3. Will: of David Harper, 4 Feb 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 325 Testator: David Harper Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co.
Executor: Capt. Thomas Veale, Francis Hatton
Date Signed: 4 Feb 1772 Date Recorded: Oct 1772
Signature or marks: David Harper
Witnesses: Josiah Ives, John Ferebee, Malachi Burges
Bequest, Devises:
To my wife, Mary Harper--one negro woman named Abb during her life, & one feather bed & furniture
To my daughter, Nanney Harper--negro woman named Abb after the death of her mother, Mary Harper
To my son, John Harper--five pounds current money
To my wife--the use of all my negroes during her life or widow hood
To my daughter, Mary Harper--after her mother, Mary Harper's marriage or death--to my daughter one negro girl named Jane
To my daughter, Margaret Harper--after her mother, Mary Harper's marriage or death--to my daughter one negro girl called Vilit
To my son James Harper--one negro man called Captin. If he dies without issue, the said negro to fall to my son, Robert Harper
To my son Robert Harper--one negro man called Robin
To my son, David Harper--one shilling besides what I have already given
To my son, Wiliam Harper--one shilling besides what I have already given
To my wife, Mary Harper--use of all my household furniture likewise all my stock upon the purviser she moves to North Carolina by the last of November next, if not my desire is that if shall all be sold and the money to be disbursed for the bringing up of my two sons, James Harper and Robert Harper but if she moves what other money shall arise from my estate to be lodged in the hand of Captain Thomas Veale while they come of age and then to be equally divided between my said two sons James & Robert and if either of them dies before they come of age the other to have the hole

4. Appraisement: of estate of David Harper, 16 Oct 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 326 Inventory of the Appraisement of the Estate of David Harper deceased taken this 26th day of Febry 1773
To 1 dish L4...10 1 Looking glass 20/ 1 Bofatts 30/ L7--0--0
1 black walnut screen table 15/ 1 do ovil table 20/ 1--15--0
6 pair spiral chairs 18/ 4 three sprat do 7/6 1--5--6
(?) stone plates 1/6 3 wine glasses 9 2--3
1 earthen bowl 1/6 2 china cups & saucers & 2 teapots
& 1 milk pot 8/ 1 bed & furniture L5/0 1 bed & do 50/ 7--15--6
1 pine chest 8/6 1 pine ditto 5/ 1 pine table 5/ 12--6
1 bed & furniture 60/ 1 bed & do L7 11-- -- --
1 pine chest 12/6 1 small corner cupboard 2/6
1 pr fire tongs & shovel 3/ --18--
1 pear fire doggs 7/6 1 iron pott 7/6 1 iron do shooks 10/ 1--5--0
1 tea kettle 2/6 1 pail & priggon 2/6 6 pewter plates 6/ --11--0
3 ditto basons 6/ 3 ditto dishes 3/9 2 woollen wheels 10/ --19--9
1 linen ditto 2/ 1 bread tray 1/ 2 candlesticks & lamps 9 --3--9
1 horse & saddle L7--12--6 1 plough & 8 axes 2/6 7--15--0
1 cropcutt saw 25/ 2 brubbing hoes & spade 5/ 1--10---
3 jugs 1 fatt pott 5/ 1 glass pott 1/ 17 bottles 3/ --9--
2 pr. oyster tongs 2/6 2 pork barrels 2/6 --5--
1 negro named Robin L20, 1 do woman named Abby &
child na'd Silvey L40--1 ditto girl named Violet L20
1 do girl named JOan L40 L120--0--0
1 do man named Captain L60 1 cow & yearling L3 63--0--0
1 yoak stears L5-10 11 moulding planes 12/6 6--2--6
1 plough do & 1 tenant saw 6/ 3 augers 2/6 8--6
12 chisels 2/6 7 gouges 1/9 1 hand mill 2/6 6--9
1 pr nippers 1/3 1 turkey oyle stone 7/ 1--10
1 chest & remainder of tools 5/ 1 saw & 2 piggs 12/6 17--6
1 stear yoak 1--8
L232--16--2
Agreeable to an order of the Court of Norfolk dated ye 16th day of October 1772 We met at the house of David Harper deceased and being first sworn appraised the estate as above
Timothy Ives
Josiah Ives
Paul Cherry
Aug Court 1773 this appr's was ret'd
Teste: Sam Boushed

5. Audit of Estate: of David Harper, 12 Aug 1789, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 327 The Estate of David Harper with Thos Veale & Frances Hatton, execut
Dec 1772--To 1 clerk's ticket 15th to ball --1--10
To 1 ditto ditto 305 a ditto 1--18--1
To 1 ditto ditto 40th ditto --5--
Dec 1 1773
To cash paid James Holt lawer for 2 fees 1--10--
To 1 clerk ticket 30lb tobacco 3--9
To 1 ditto 15 ditto 9--4
To cash paid Timothy Ives for a coffin for ye acc't 15--
To cash p'd Timothy Ives for balance &fee books 17--6
March 13, 1774
To cash Matthew Mound sheriff for an execution
of Robert Tucker against the estate 30--6
March 31, 1775
To cash paid Andrew Renolds as fee --15
May 1783
To cash p'd clerks ticket 10lb tobacco 1--3
To cash p'd Paul Cherry for appraiseing est. 7--6
To cash p'd James Holt for advice on the will of John Manning 10--
To cash paid for a wirt against Robert Tucker 1--3
To cash p'd John Harper Sen of the Dec'd 5--6
To horse hire 2 days atn3/9 per day 7--6
To cash paid Wm Batchelor trustee for
James & Robert Harper 8--0--8
Dec 6, 1788
To James Conyars & Henry Brown bond p'd to
Wm. Bachelor as per receipt 110
157--15-4
To balance due the exor as per contra 2--9--4
Portsmouth, November 12th, 1789

March 11th 1773
By cash for N't amo of sales of estate as per acc't sales rendered 45--15--11
By James Conyars and Henry Brown bond 110--
By Balance due the executors 2--9--4
157--15--4
Erors Excepted per: James Harper, John Hardman, Ralph Pigot
December Court 1789: This audit was returned and ordered to be recorded
Teste: Jno Boush, cnc

Children from this marriage were:

   163 M    i. Reubin Harper [3040] 185 died after Jul 1774.185

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from aunt, Elizabeth Manning, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 negro boy, James

   164 F    ii. Nanney Harper [1212] 322 died after 1772.322

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, David Harper the negro woman named Abb after the death of her mother, Mary Harper, 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322

   165 M    iii. John Harper [1213] 322 died after 1772.322

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, David Harper 5 pounds current money, 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322

   166 F    iv. Mary Harper [1214] 322 died after 1772.322

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, David Harper one negro girl named Jane after the marriage of death of her mother, Mary Harper, 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322

   167 F    v. Margaret Harper [1215] 322 died after 1772.322

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, David Harper one negro girl named Vilit after the marriage of death of her mother, Mary Harper, 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322

   168 M    vi. James Harper [1216] 322 died after 1772.322

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, David Harper one negro man called Captin. , 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322 If he dies without issue, said negro to fall to son, Robert Harper

   169 M    vii. Robert Harper [1217] 322 died after 1772.322

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, David Harper one negro man called Robin, 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322

   170 M    viii. David Harper Jr. [1218] 322,328 died after 1794.328

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, David Harper one shilling besides what has already been given, 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322

2. Deed: buys 1/2 acre in Deep Creek from Solomon Cherry, 8 Dec 1794, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 329 Grantors: Solomon Cherry Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co.
Grantees: David Harper Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 8 Dec 1794 Date Recorded: 20 July 1795
Consideration: 20 shillings
Signature: Solomon (x his mark) Cherry
Witnesses: Rob't Routh, Stephen Sikes
Description: One small piece or parcel of land unto the above named David Harper situate on the north side of Deep Creek in the said county of Norfolk and bounded as follows beginning on Deep Creek on the east side of the bridge casway and running from thence along the side of the said casway and road twelve poles to the plantation fence of the said Solomon Cherry thence along the said fence eleven pole to the land of Theophilus Cherry thence down Theophilas Cherry's line to Deep Creek containing one half acre more or less

   171 M    ix. William Harper [1219] 322 died after 1772.322

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, David Harper one shilling besides what has already been given, 1772, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 322

125. John Manning [2710] 125,185 was born about 1737 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 2 and died between Jul 1774 and 1827 2,185 about age 37.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from sister, Elizabeth Manning, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 to my brothers, Malcolm, John & Reubin Manning & my sisters, Mary Harper & Margaret Hatten--I give the negro wench Lettice after my mother's death & Lettice's increase to be equally divided

2. Appraisers: in his father, John Manning's estate, 18 Feb 1762, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 183 along with brother, Marcom Manning and Richard Ballentin, William Owins, & John Owins

3. Auditor: of his father, John Manning's estate, 18 Nov 1762, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 319

John married.

The child from this marriage was:

   172 M    i. John Manning [2711] 185 died after Jul 1774.185

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from aunt, Elizabeth Manning, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 the negro boy, William after my mother's death

126. Reubin Manning [2713] 125,185,190 was born about 1739 in Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia 2,191 and died between Jul 1774 and 1829 2,185 about age 35.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: of Reubin Manning, , Norfolk Co., Virginia. 330 Manning Family Genealogy Forum
John Manning, father-b. 1718, Va.
Reuben Manning, son, b. 1739 (1731), Va. married Diana McCoy, 7 Sept 1767, Norfolk, Va.
Reuben Manning moved to Pitt Co., N.C.
Wiliam Manning,son--born 1775 Pitt Co., N.C. married L. McFarlan
second wife, Nancy _____, born 1785, died 1852, Whitley Co., Ky.
William died 1860, Whitley Co., Ky.

2. Residence: moved , 1767, Pitt Co., North Carolina. 2 and is great-grandfather to most of the Pitt County Mannings.

3. Deed: bought from John Herbert 163 acres, 1769, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 331 Grantors: John Herbert, ship carpenter Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Reubin Manning, ship carpenter Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date: 17 March 1769 Date Recorded: 17 August 1769
Consideration: 5 shillings & 100 pounds
Signatures or marks: John Herbert Elizabeth Herbert
Witnesses: Thomas Edwards Junr., Richard Eastwood, Edward Williams
Description: one piece or parcel of land lying and being in the said county beginning at Long Creek binding on the southern branch river to a pine which is a marked corner tree and binding on the land and line William Herbert on the land of Matthew Manning and on the land called Clacksons to the head of Long Creek and joining the land of said William Herbert to the Pocoson being by estimation one hundred and sixty three acres and is same land and plantation within its bounds that Richard Herbert deceased lived on at the time of his death with the reversion and remainder of the said lands with the appurtenances

4. Occupation: ship carpenter, 1769, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 332

5. Deed: sold to Andrew Carson 65 acres, 10 Mar 1770, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 333 Grantors: Reubin Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Andrew Carson Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date od Deed: 10 March 1770 Date Recorded: 19 April 1770
Consideration: 5 shillings & 55 pounds
Signatures or marks: Reubin Manning Dinah Manning
Witnesses: Caleb McCoy Peter Butt Joshua McCoy
Descripton: one piece or parcel of land lying and being in the county aforesaid in the Parish of St. Brides, containing by estimation sixty five acres more or less and bounded as follows: beginning at a corner gum binding on the land and line of Charles Odean running n:east course to a corner white oak, then binding on the land and line of Enoch Etheridge then running a west course to a former corner, then binding on the land and line of the said Odean running a s:west course then binding on a run running a east course to the corner gum first mentioned and all houses, buildings, orchards, ways, waters, water courses, profits, commodities

6. Inherits: from sister, Elizabeth Manning, Jul 1774, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 185 to my brothers, Malcolm, John & Reubin Manning & my sisters, Mary Harper & Margaret Hatten--I give the negro wench Lettice after my mother's death & Lettice's increase to be equally divided

Reubin married Dinah McCoy [3005] 190,191 [MRIN: 1004] on 7 Sep 1767 in , Norfolk Co., Virginia 191.,192

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: Reube Manning to Dinah McCoy, 7 Sep 1767, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 190,334 7 September 1767. Reube Manning and Dinah McCoy. Sur. Richard McCoy

Children from this marriage were:

   173 F    i. Frances Manning [1166] 335 was born on 26 Sep 1789 in Pitt Co., North Carolina 335 and died on 29 Sep 1844 in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA 335 at age 55.

Frances married Henry Jolley [1167] 335 [MRIN: 435], son of John Jolley [1168] and Louisa Bryant [1169], on 23 Jan 1806 in Pitt Co., North Carolina.335 Henry was born on 26 Aug 1789 in Pitt Co., North Carolina,335 died on 20 Dec 1850 in Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, USA 335 at age 61, and was buried in Dec 1850 in Provo, Utah, Utah, USA.335

Noted events in his life were:

1. Bio: 336 Henry Jolley, son of John and Louisa Bryan Jolley, was born 26 August 1789 in Pitt County, North Carolina. On 23 January 1806 in Pitt County, North Carolina, he married Frances Manning, daughter of Reuben and Diana McCoy Manning. She was born 26 September 1789 also in Pitt County. In 1825 the Jolleys moved to Tennessee. It was in Tennessee on 18 February 1842 that Henry and Frances Jolley became members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not long after, they moved to Nauvoo, Illinois where Frances died on 29 September 1844. After Frances's death, Henry married his second wife Barbara. They journeyed to the Salt Lake Valley in 1848 with the Amasa Lyman Company settling first in Salt Lake City then later south in Grove Creek, which is now known as Pleasant Grove in present day Utah County. It was here that Henry Jolley died on 20 December 1850.. "Soon after Henry death his second wife, Barbara, left for California and was never heard from again by the family members", p. 52. In December 1954 Henry's body was moved from Pleasant Grove to the Provo City Cemetery in Provo, Utah. Descendants lived in Utah, Nevada, California, Arizona, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, Washington and elsewhere.

2. Residence: moved to, 1825, Tennessee. 335

3. Religion: became member of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 18 Feb 1842, Tennessee. 335

4. Residence: moved to, After 1842, Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, USA. 335

5. Residence: moved with the Amasa Lyman Company , 1848, Pleasant Grove, Utah, Utah, USA. 335 Settled first in Salt Lake City then later south in Grove Creek, now known as Pleasant Grove

   174 M    ii. William Manning [1226] 337 was born in 1775 in , Pitt Co., North Carolina and died in 1860 in , Whitley Co., Kentucky at age 85.

William married Letticia McFarlan [1227] 191,337 [MRIN: 453] on 18 Sep 1802 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.338

William next married Nancy [1228] 191 [MRIN: 454]. Nancy was born in 1785 191 and died in 1852 in , Whitley Co., Kentucky 191 at age 67.

133. Nathaniel Dyes [1171] 203 was born between 1775 and 1794.208

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from his father, Peter Dyes, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 the piece of land I bought of David Harper lying on the west side of the southern branch joining of the land of Edward Harbert, Mathew Manners Cluchstons and and Robert Harberts. Also the piece of land I now live on in the western branch joining of the land of Dempsey Veales and Thomas Harberts. Two negro fellows named George and James, one negro wench named Lyddea and her increase that is born and which is unborn. Also one negro boy named Daniel and one negro girl named Hannor, she and her increase. and all the rest of my estate not already given away.

2. Deed: indebted to Nathaniel Dyes for $210.13, 13 Apr 1809, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 283 Grantors: John M. Bluford Residence: Northamblen
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Norfolk Co.
Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 13 April 1809 Date Recorded: 18 Nov 1811
Consideration: $210.13
Signatures or marks: John M. (x his mark) Bluford
Nathaniel Dyes, Matthew Manning
Witnesses: John Cherry, Robert May
Description: sells unto the said Matthew Manning a piece or parcel of land, binding on deep creek an ajoining the land of the said Nathaniel Dyes on Martha Odem's land and all right, titles & interest of him the said John M. Bluford, of in & to the same to have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land unto the said Matthew manning his heirs & assigns forever, in trust nevertheless that if the said John M. Bluford shall fail to pay to the said Nathaniel Dyes the aforesaid sum of two hundred & ten dollars & thirteen cents on or before the 13 day of October next ensuring the date hereof with the legal interest thereon in such case it shall be lawful to and for the said Matthew Manning at any time after such period shall have elapsed to sell at public auction for ready money the said piece or parcel of land ten days previous notice being given in any of the Norfolk newspaper of such sale being given & to convey the same in fee simple to the purchasers thereof and out of the proceeds of said sale well & truly to satisfy & pay to the said Nathaniel Dyes the aforesaid debt as well as the cost of drawing & recording of these presents
September 23, 1809--received of John M. Bluford $100.00 on the account of this obligation

3. Deed: 21 Jan 1811, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 339 Grantors: Richard Oden & Keziah, his wife Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 21 Jan 1811 Date Recorded: 21 Jan 1811
Consideration: $200.00
Signatures or marks: Richard Odem Keziah Odem
Witnesses: Samuel Cluff Joseph Roberts
Description: A certain peace of land in Herberts Neck on the southern branch near Deep Creek in the aforesaid county joining of the land of Archabell Portlock, Marsha Odem and Nancy Evridge by estimation twenty three acres

4. Deed: sell 15 acres to Nathaniel Dyes that was held in trust, 10 Feb 1812, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 285 Grantors: Matthew Manning Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Date of Deed: 10 Feb 1812 Date Recorded: 15 June 1812
Consideration: $73.32
Signatures or marks: Matthew Manning
Witnesses: (blank)
Description: A certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being on the north side of Deep Creek in the county aforesaid and bounded by the land s of Maes martin, Nathaniel Dyes and Deep Creek containing fifteen acres more or less and is the same land which was conveyed by John M. Bluford to the aforesaid Matthew Manning in trust, which the said John M. Bluford purchased of Mrs. Odem as will be seen by the records of the County of Norfolk which was conveyed by the said Bluford to Matthew Manning in trust to secure a debt due to Nathaniel Dyes of one hundred and ten dollars, which land was sold according to law at the courthouse on the 20th of February last past for the aforesaid sum of $73.32. The said Matthew Manning as a trustee of in and to the same, to have and to hold the said tract of land situate as aforesaid with its appurtenances unto the said Nathaniel Dyes his heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Nathaniel Dyes

5. Census: U.S., 1820, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 340 Nathaniel Dyes, head of household
2 white males under 10 years of age
1 white male 26 to 45 years of age
1 white male over 45
4 white females under 10 years of age
1 white female 10 to 16 years of age
1 white female 26 to 45 years of age
4 in agriculture

*note: who is the older male age 45 & up living in the household. Is that Nathaniel or someone else? Needs more documentation

Nathaniel married.

Children from this marriage were:

   175 F    i. Daughter Dyes [1203] 208 was born between 1804 and 1810.208

   176 M    ii. Son Dyes [1197] 208 was born between 1810 and 1820.208

   177 M    iii. Son Dyes [1198] 208 was born between 1810 and 1820.208

   178 F    iv. Daughter Dyes [1199] 208 was born between 1810 and 1820.208

   179 F    v. Daughter Dyes [1200] 208 was born between 1810 and 1820.208

   180 F    vi. Daughter Dyes [1201] 208 was born between 1810 and 1820.208

   181 F    vii. Daughter Dyes [1202] 208 was born between 1810 and 1820.208

135. Willis Dyes [1174] 209 died between 29 Apr and 20 Jul 1807 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.209

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Peter Dyes, 7 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 the piece of land he now live on which I bought of Col. George Veale lying in the southern branch on the south side of Julians creeek joing of land of Richard Balentine and Absolom Grant. Also one negro wench named Jinney and one of her increase named Rachol. Rachol and her increase. One feather bed and household furniture now in his possession, also one pair of hand mill stones

2. Will: of Willis Dyes, 29 Apr 1807, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 341 Testator: Willis Dyes Residence: Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Va.
Executors: my wife, Polly Dyes and John Ballentine
Date Signed: 29 April 1807 Date Proved: 20 July 1807
Signature or marks: Willis Dyes
Witnesses: Rachael Ballentine, James Ballentine, John (x his mark) Cherry
Bequests, Devises:
To wife, Polly Dyes--one third of my whole estate during her life or widowhood
To my daughter, Margaret Dyes--10 pounds in cash & a feather bed
To my daughter, Betty Dyes--5 pounds in cash
To my son Mathew Maning Dyes--land that I live on, if Mathew Maning Dyes should depart this life before reaching the age of 21 then it is my desire that the land should be sold and equally divided amoungst all my children
All my other property both in doors and out of doors it is my desire should be sold and the money arising therefrom shall be applied towards rising and schooling my three youngest children
Other pertinent information: Polly Dyes the widow and executor...declared that she would not accept the legacy or legacies to her given and bequeathed by the said will or any part thereof and did renounce all benefit and advantage which she might claim by such will

3. Audit of Estate: of Willis Dyes, 19 Dec 1808, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 342 An a/c current of the estate of Willis Dyes
Cash paid for funeral charges $6.00
Cash paid James Insell 9.50
Cash paid Nathaniel Dyes 15.84
Cash paid John Shield 10.58
Cash paid Margaret Dyes 8.68
Cash paid John Moore 1.75
Cash paid Absolom Grant 7.58
Cash paid Thomas Culpeper 3.67
Cash paid Nathaniel Dyes 7.00
Cash paid Thos. W. Culpeper 2.64
Cash paid Jese Nicholson 1.25
Cash paid Samuel March 5.00
Cash paid James Ballentine 2.44
Cash paid William Plummer 1.00
Cash paid James Edlin 2.00
Cash paid Samuel Balentine 2.00
Cash paid Alexander Grimes 6.80
Cash paid William Cherry 1.25
Cash paid Richard Kehick 2.62
Cash paid sheriff 0.88
Cash paid C.B. Poindexter 1.18
Cash paid John Pollick 0.87
Cash paid the appraiser 3.00
Cash paid Wilis Ferebee 1.25
Cash paid the clerk 8.55
$122.69
Cash paid one auditor 00.50
Cash paid the executor for commissions 10..00
$133.19
In obedience to an order of the Court of Norfolk County bearing date the 21th day of December 1807, we the subscribers audited the estate of Willis Dyes deceased and find the balance of the estate to be sixty dollars and seventy nine and 3/4 cents
Given under our hands this 15th day of December 1808
Jas. Shield
Absolom Grant
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 19th day of December 1808
This audit was returned into Court and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, Jr. cnc

Willis married Polly Williams [1185] 209,210 [MRIN: 442] on 29 Jul 1803 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.210 Polly died after 1807.209

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: Willis Dyer or Dyes & Polly Williams, 29 Jul 1803, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 343 29 July 1803. Willis Dyer or Dyes & Polly Williams
Hillary Cherry, surety makes oath Polly is of lawful age.

Children from this marriage were:

   182 F    i. Lyddea Dyes [1181] 203 died after 1791.203

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Peter Dyes, if his son, Nathaniel should die without issue, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 and if their cousins, Samuel Harbert and Robert May should die without issue. Then Nathaniel Dyes portion would be equally divided between the four sisters, Lyddea, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth.

   183 F    ii. Margaret Dyes [1182] 203,209 died after 1807.203,209

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Peter Dyes, if his son, Nathaniel should die without issue, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 and if their cousins, Samuel Harbert and Robert May should die without issue. Then Nathaniel Dyes portion would be equally divided between the four sisters, Lyddea, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth.

2. Inherits: from father, Willis Dyes, ten pounds cash & a feather bed, 29 Apr 1807, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 209

   184 F    iii. Mary Dyes [1183] 203 died after 1791.203

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Peter Dyes, if his son, Nathaniel should die without issue, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 and if their cousins, Samuel Harbert and Robert May should die without issue. Then Nathaniel Dyes portion would be equally divided between the four sisters, Lyddea, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth.

   185 F    iv. Elizabeth Dyes [1184] 203 died after 1807.203,209 Another name for Elizabeth was Betty.209

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Peter Dyes, if his son, Nathaniel should die without issue, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 and if their cousins, Samuel Harbert and Robert May should die without issue. Then Nathaniel Dyes portion would be equally divided between the four sisters, Lyddea, Margaret, Mary and Elizabeth.

2. Inherits: from father, Willis Dyes, 5 pounds in cash, 29 Apr 1807, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 209

   186 M    v. Mathew Maning Dyes [1186] 209 died after 1807.209

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Willis Dyes, the land his father now lives on, 29 Apr 1807, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 209

136. Juedea Dyes [1175] .203

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from her father, Peter Dyes--five shillings, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203

Juedea married Harbert [1176] 203 [MRIN: 439] before 1791.203

The child from this marriage was:

   187 M    i. Samuel Harbert [1180] .203

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Peter Dyes, if his son, Nathaniel should die without issue, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 Samuel Harbert and his cousin, Robert May would equally divide their uncle, Nathaniel Dyes inheritance from his father, if he should die without issue.

137. Salley Dyes [1177] 126,203 died after 1806.126

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from her father, Peter Dyes--one pound ten shillings, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203

2. Inherits: from mother, Margaret Dyes, 6 Jan 1806, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 126 one feather bed and furniture, two cows, one mare, one sow with the pigs, two spinning wheels--a high one and a low one, three chairs, a dutch oven, a tea kettle, baking iron and skillet, a loom and tackling, one tin coffee kettle, and all the crocery ware. Also, one trunk and half the crop and everything else not given away

*Sally is appointed executrix of her mother's estate, but she refuses the job. Robert May gives oath & makes bond to be executor. I think this may be Sally's husband, even though Margaret Dyes will names a grandson, Robert May. Need further research to prove who Sally's husband is.

Salley married May [1178] 203 [MRIN: 440] before 1791.203

The child from this marriage was:

   188 M    i. Robert May [1179] 126,203 died after 1806.126

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Peter Dyes, if his son, Nathaniel should die without issue, 17 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 203 Robert May and his cousin, Samuel Harbert would equally divide their uncle, Nathaniel Dyes inheritance from his father, if he should die without issue.

2. Inherits: from grandmother, Margaret Dyes, 6 Jan 1806, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 126 one feather bed and furniture, one cow and calf, one sow, and half my crop. After the decease of Robert's mother, Sally May, he will inherit what Margaret Dyes leaves her daughter.

138. William Manning [356] 78,213 died between 1757 and 1787 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.82,233

Research Notes: Mentioned in Matthew Manning's will (1801) as a son, although Matthew leaves no inheritance to him. We can assume that Wiliam is possibly deceased, although the will does not state that. Needs further research.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from his grandfather, John Manning, 1757, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 82 1 negro girl named Sukee & her increase & should said Wm. die without lawful heir, then his father, Mathew Manning shall have said negro girl & her increase & that the said William have the said negro girl & increase at the age of 21

2. Audit: of William Manning, 20 Dec 1787, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 344 The estate of William Manning In Acc't with Willis Culpepper admin'r
To each for Bests Bonds 12--0--6
to do paid Mrs. Manning 14--7--
To do for nursing 10--7--
To do for More Bruce's note 10--
To do for acc't proved 1--8--
To do for Nancy Best proved acc't 3--9
To do for John Lewelling do 3--4--3
To do for Wm Hodges do 1--2--
To do for John Hollowell's do 14--
To do for William Royals do 12--
To do for William Bruces do 1--16-6
To do for Lydia Shepherds do 1--4--
To do for taxes Andrew Stewart 8--5
To do for clerks fees for administration 2--5--
To do paid Mr. Newsom in behalf of s'd estate 1--10--
To finding negro wench in child
= bed with 2 children one month 2--
To coffin & burial of negro wench at Best House 1--
To 9 months board of negro child 3--12--
To 2 months do of do 14 months old 16--
To coffin & burial of do 10--
To each paid Mr. Newsom for advice 10--
To Commission on $79--10--2 at 5 per 6 3--19--6
To balance due the estate 19--11--5
93--1--23
By cash for the account of sales 93--1--23
Agreeable to an order of Courth we the subscriber have met to audit the accounts of said William Manning estate with Willis Culpeper admin'r & find a balance in favor of said estate as per account above
December 20, 1787
John Morris
Thomas Crafts
June Court 1788--This audit was returned and ordered to be recorded.

William married.

The child from this marriage was:

   189 M    i. William Manning [3023] .213

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherit: ten pounds cash from grandfather, Matthew Manning, 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 213

139. Matthew Manning Jr. [40] 213,234 was born in 1770 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 235 and died on 9 Jan 1837 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 236,237,238 at age 67.

General Notes: Portsmouth:
Date of establishment: 1752
Incorporated as a town: 1836
Incorporated as a city: 1858

Mary Porter has photos of early Mannings.
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Noted events in his life were:

1. Residence: Mary Porter told me that the Manning "day farm" is now Academy Park in Portsmouth, Virginia. It was owned by Pearson and White and bought by Hugh Barkley; 240 acres. This was "Mannington." [It may be that the plantation was Mannington.] Also that Manning graves were on Paradise Creek, past Cradock on Rt. 17.

2. Residence: "Mannington", Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 276 Note: This is an ad listed in local newspaper for the rental of "Mannington". This gives a description of the property. The referral of Mannington being good for the business of "trucking" has nothing to do with vehicles, but instead means the business of trading goods & services in place of cash.

For Rent---I wish to rent out on shares the ensuing year, to some one well acquainted with the business of Trucking, the Farm called
"MANINGTON"
Situated about five miles from Portsmouth, on the road between that place and the village of Deep Creek--This Farm is in very good order, well fenced and well drained. Every acre in cultivation will be manured this year, which will enhance its value the coming season.---The soil is well adapted to the purposes of trucking. I think as a market farm it is equal to any in the surrounding country.
Julian's Creek is about a quarter of a mile from the Farm, on which there are several landings at distances of not more than a half mile, where boats can take off marketing for shipment.
The short distance to Portsmouth, and goodness of the road, render it very convenient for daily market.
There is also attached to the Farm a very fine Orchard of Peaches and one of Apples.
The Mansion House will be reserved, but there is a very comfortable Dwelling in the yard, which can be occupied by the Farmer.
Virginia F. Hughlett

3. Witness to will: to Thomas Culpeper's will, 27 Dec 1785, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 217 Thomas Culpeper also gives 50 acres of land to a Margaret Manning. Thomas doesn't state a relationship. Is this his daughter? How is Margaret Manning related to Matthew Manning? Thomas Culpeper also leaves 50 acres to Ann Kay, who in her will says the Margaret is her sister.

4. Witness to will: witness to Ann Kay's will, 16 May 1791, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 277 Matthew Manning Jr. was a witness to Ann Kay's will
She also left him a small looking glass
Ann also leave to her sister, Margaret Manning 42 acres in Deep Creek. How is Margaret Manning connected to Matthew Manning?

5. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of Andrew Kidd, commissioner for the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 10 Aug 1798, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 278 Mathew Manning Jr. -- 1 white male above 16, 1 black between 12 to 16, , 2 horses, tax .53

6. Probate: Matthew Manning obtained probate on father's will, Dec 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 231 The last will and testament of Matthew Manning deceased was proved by the oaths of Thomas W. Culpeper and Robert B. Culpeper witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Matthew Manning the executor therein named who made oath thereto and together with John Rutter and Zachariah Nichols his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of five thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probat thereof in due form.

7. Inherits: from his father, Matthew Manning, 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 213 His plantation and dwelling containing 140 acres & 50 acres in Thomas Culpeper's & Rudrey's survey.
Negroes: Hannah, George, Jenny, Mary, Charles, Joe and Jeffrey and their heirs
One hand mill, 3 feather beds & their furniture, one bow fall and one coat table, six flag bottom chairs high ones, one hand made dish, 2 basons, 1 iron pott which holds 15 gallons, 1 dutch oven, all my sheep and 1 black mare with a blaze face
Use of my negroes given to my grandchildren to my son, Matthew til my grandchildren come of age or marry
All goods, chattels, household, kitchen & other furniture not willed away to be equally divided betwwen son, Matthew & daughter, Elizabeth Cherry

8. Deed: sells 50 acres to Willis Hale, 21 Dec 1801, St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 279 Grantors: Matha Manning & wife, Mary Residence: St. Bride's, Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Willis Hale Residence: St. Bride's, Norfolk Co.
Date: 21 Dec. 1801 Date Proved: 22 Dec 1801
Signatures: Matthew Manning Mary Manning
Witnesses: no names listed
Consideration: 90 pounds
Description: 50 acres of land lying in St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co.--land descended to Mary Hodges by the death of her father, Solomon Hodges, dec., said 50 acres contained in 2 pieces. One piece binding Charles Smith land & the said Willis Hale, binding to land that belonged to Tamer Hodges, dec. containing 25 acres. Likewise, a piece of Green Sea, binding on Charles Smith land, John Curling's land, binding Bennett Armstong's to said Willis Hale containing 25 acres.
**Note: Deed misspells Matthew Manning's name as Martha, but he signs his name, Matthew. Description of land definitely connects wife, Mary to her father, Solomon Hodges.

9. Deed of sell: Matthew Manning & wife, Mary to Willis Hall, 22 Dec 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 280 An indenture of bargain and sale between Matthew Manning and Mary, his wife of the one part and Willis Hall of the other part was acknowledged by the said Manning and wife, she being first privily examined as the law directs and ordered to be recorded
Present: James Holt, Richard Blow, Wright Bowers & Jordan Marchant, Gentleman Justices

10. Property tax: List of taxable property within the district of the parishes of Portsmouth & Elizabeth River, 3 Sep 1802, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 281 Mathew Manning -- 1 white male above 16, 2 blacks above 16, 2 blacks between 12 to 16, 1 horse, 2 carr. wheels, tax $2.74

11. Will: gave oath for will & named appriaser for estate of Peter Dyes, 17 Jan 1803, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 282 The last will and testament of Peter Dyes deceased was proved by the oaths of Matthew Manning Junr. and Elizabeth Groves witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Nathaniel Dyes one of the executors therein named who made oath thereto and together with John Moore and James Cherry his securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penaly of eight thousand dollars conditioned as the law directs certificate is granted him for obtaining a probate thereof in due form.

Ordered that Matthew Manning, John Cherry, Willoughby Culpeper, and Thomas Culpeper, gent. or any three of them being first sworn before a Justice of the Peace appraise in current money the personal estate of Peter Dyes deceased, and return the appraisement to the Court
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 17th day of January 1803
Present: Robert Butt, Richard Blow, Sam'l Smith and Jordan Marchant--Gentl. Justices

**Note: Who are Peter & Nathaniel Dyes? Are they somehow related to Matthew Manning Jr. & his sister, Elizabeth Groves? Nathaniel Dyes also gave bond for Matthew Manning Jr. & Mary Hodges marriage.

12. Religion: member of Methodist Episcopal Church, 1805, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 235

13. Deed: John M. Bluford indebted to Nathaniel Dyes for $210.13, 13 Apr 1809, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 283 Grantors: John M. Bluford Residence: Northamblen
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Norfolk Co.
Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 13 April 1809 Date Recorded: 18 Nov 1811
Consideration: $210.13
Signatures or marks: John M. (x his mark) Bluford
Nathaniel Dyes, Matthew Manning
Witnesses: John Cherry, Robert May
Description: sells unto the said Matthew Manning a piece or parcel of land, binding on deep creek an ajoining the land of the said Nathaniel Dyes on Martha Odem's land and all right, titles & interest of him the said John M. Bluford, of in & to the same to have and to hold the said piece or parcel of land unto the said Matthew manning his heirs & assigns forever, in trust nevertheless that if the said John M. Bluford shall fail to pay to the said Nathaniel Dyes the aforesaid sum of two hundred & ten dollars & thirteen cents on or before the 13 day of October next ensuring the date hereof with the legal interest thereon in such case it shall be lawful to and for the said Matthew Manning at any time after such period shall have elapsed to sell at public auction for ready money the said piece or parcel of land ten days previous notice being given in any of the Norfolk newspaper of such sale being given & to convey the same in fee simple to the purchasers thereof and out of the proceeds of said sale well & truly to satisfy & pay to the said Nathaniel Dyes the aforesaid debt as well as the cost of drawing & recording of these presents
September 23, 1809--received of John M. Bluford $100.00 on the account of this obligation

14. Appraisers: of John Culpeper's estate, 27 Dec 1810, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 284 along with James Butt & another whose name is not readable

15. Deed: sell 15 acres to Nathaniel Dyes that was held in trust, 10 Feb 1812, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 285 Grantors: Matthew Manning Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Grantees: Nathaniel Dyes Residence: Portsmouth, Va.
Date of Deed: 10 Feb 1812 Date Recorded: 15 June 1812
Consideration: $73.32
Signatures or marks: Matthew Manning
Witnesses: (blank)
Description: A certain tract or parcel of land situate lying and being on the north side of Deep Creek in the county aforesaid and bounded by the land s of Maes martin, Nathaniel Dyes and Deep Creek containing fifteen acres more or less and is the same land which was conveyed by John M. Bluford to the aforesaid Matthew Manning in trust, which the said John M. Bluford purchased of Mrs. Odem as will be seen by the records of the County of Norfolk which was conveyed by the said Bluford to Matthew Manning in trust to secure a debt due to Nathaniel Dyes of one hundred and ten dollars, which land was sold according to law at the courthouse on the 20th of February last past for the aforesaid sum of $73.32. The said Matthew Manning as a trustee of in and to the same, to have and to hold the said tract of land situate as aforesaid with its appurtenances unto the said Nathaniel Dyes his heirs and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Nathaniel Dyes

16. Deed: bought 51 acres from John Cherry, 16 Nov 1812, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 286 Grantors: John Cherry& wife, Sarah Residence: Norfolk Co.
Grantees: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co.
Date of Deed: 16 Nov 1812 Date Recorded: 22 Dec 1812
Consideration: $413.20
Signatures or marks: John (x his mark) Cherry Sarah (x her mark) Cherry
Witnesses: William Richardson, Joseph Mosley, Absalom Grant
Descripton: A certain tract or parcel of land situate in the parish of Portsmouth in the county aforesaid and included in the following bounds, to wit: beginning at a run of water on the main road leading from Portsmouth to the canal at the corner of the late John Mesley's line thence north sixty nine degrees west four chains along the road to a branch dividing this land from Roderick Mesley's and along his line to a small black gum Absalom Grants corner, thence along his the said Absalom Grants line south eight and a half degrees east twenty five chain forty links to a white gum in Solomon Shepherds line, thence binding on the same North eighty four degrees east one chain 52 links to a small maple corner of John Mesley's thence on his line north thirty six degrees east forty four chain to the beginning containing fifty one acres two rood and twenty four pole more or less

17. Executor: of friend, John Cherry's will, 28 Sep 1813, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 287 *note: was John Cherry more than a friend to Matthew Manning. John names in his will, a daughter Margaret Manning and grandaugher, Margaret Manning. Are they connected to Matthew Manning? Needs more research

18. Appointed: sheriff of the County of Norfolk, 26 Nov 1815, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 288 Know all men by these present that we Matthew Manning, James Tatem, James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley, & Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of the Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselve our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Mathew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commision from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past, if therefore the said Mathew Manning shall faithfully collect account for and pay the taxes imposed by law in this county for the year 1815, then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Acknowledged before the Court
Matthew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815
This bond was acknowledged by the obligor therein named and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, James Tatem, James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley, and Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of this Commonwealth in the sum of ten thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound M. Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past. If therefore the said Mathew Manning shall well and truly collect and receive all offices fees and dues just into his bands to collect, and duly account for and pay the same to the officers to whom such fees are due respectively at such times as are presented and limited by law, and shall well and truly execute and due return make of all process and receipts to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process, to the person or persons to whom the same are due his or their executors administrators or assigns and in all other things shall truly and faithfull execute & perform the said office of sheriff during the term of his coninuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remian in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed & acknowledged in the presence of the Court
Mathew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815. This bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, James Tatem. James Cherry, John Richardson, Willis Hall, Roderick Mesley and Joseph Owens are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esqr. Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the rise of this Commonwealth in the sum of ten thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 20th day of November 1815.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Mathew Manning is contituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 13th day of September last past. If therefore the said Mathew Manning shall well and truly collect all levies, and account for and pay the same in such manner as is by law directed, and also all fines forfeitures & emerciments, accuring or becoming due to the Commonwealth in the said County, and shall duly account for and pay the same to the Treasurer of this Commonwealth for the time being for the use of the use of the Commonwealth in like manner as is or shall be directed in case of public taxes and shall in all other things truly and faithfully execute the said Office of Sheriff during his continuance therein, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed and acknowledged in presence of the Court
Mathew Manning
James Tatem
James Cherry
John Richardson
Willis Hall
Roderick Mesley
Joseph Owens
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 20th 1815. This bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named and ordered to be received.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

19. Witness: to Willoughby Culpeper's will along with John Ballentine & Jeremiah Bracket, 12 Jul 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 289 *note: try to determine the relationship between Matthew Manning & Willoughby Culpeper

20. Occupation: appointed sheriff, 21 Nov 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 290 Know all men by these presents that we Mathew Manning, Carter B. Poindexter, William C. Holt, Edwin Seaton, and William C. Moore are held and firmly bound unto Wilson C. Nicholas Esq. Governorof the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the us of the said Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors and administratorsjointly and severally firmly by these presnets sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of Nov. 1816.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the abouve bound Matthew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff othe the county of Norfolk by a commission from the Governorunder the seal of the Commonwealth dated the first day of October 1816; If therefor the said Matthew Manning shall faithfully effect account for and pay the taxes imposed by law in said County for the year eighteen hundred and sixteen then the above obligationto be void or also to remain in full force and virtue.
Matthew Manning
C. B. Poindexter
Wm. C. Holt
Edwin Seaton
W. C. Moore
Acknowledged before Thomas Godwin
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 21st 1816. This bond was acknowledged by the obligors therein named & ordered to be recorded
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

21. Occupation: appointed sheriff, 21 Nov 1816, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 291 Know all men by these presents that we Matthew Manning, Carter B. Poindexter, William C. Holt, Edwin Seaton and William C. Moore and held and firmly boundunto William C. Nicholas Esq. Governor of this Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors for the use of the said Commonwealthin the sum of ten thousand dollars to the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 21st day of November 1816.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Matthew Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor and the seal of the Commonwealth dated the first day of October 1816; If therefore the said Matthew Manning shal well and truly collect and receive all officers fees and dues put into his hands to collect and duly accound for and pay the same to the officers to whom such fee are due respectively at such times as are prescribed and limited by law, and shall well and tryly execute and due return make of all process profits to him directed and pay and satisfy all sums of money and tobacco by him received by virtue of any such process to the person or persons to whom the same are due his or their exectors administrators or assigns, and in all other things shalltruly and faithfully execute and perform the said Office of Sheriff during the term of his continuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Matthew Manning
C. B. Poindexter
Wm. C. Holt
Edwin Seaton
W. C. Moore
Signed & acknowledgeed in presence of Thos. Godwin
At a Court held for Norfolk County November 24th 1816. This Bond was acknowledged by the obligers therein named & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

22. Summons: for M. Manning to take into custody James B. Balsour, 16 Jan 1818, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 292 Wilson & Hoggard vs Balsour 1818
An action of trespass on the case
Whitehead
Expired and dismiss set by order of the planitiffs per his indorsement hereon
C. B. Poindexter
for M. Manning, sheriff
The Commonwealth of Virginia
To the Sheriff of Norfolk County, greetings
We command you that you take James B. Balsour if he be found within your bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body at the Clerk's Office of our Superior Court of Norfolk County, on the 27th day of March next, to answer Holt Wilson & Herman Hoggard merchants trading as partners under the form & style of Wilson & Hoggard of a plea of trespass on the case damage one hundred & fifty dollars.
And have then there this Writ. Witness William Wilson, Clerk of our said Court, at the Court-house, the 16 day of Jany. 1818, in the 42 Year of the Commonwealth.
Wm. Wilson, clk
This writ being satisfied the clerk is hereby directed to dismiss it. Shffs fee paid
Wilson & Hoggard
Proper affadavit being made & appear bail is required
T. Thompson J.P.

23. Executor: of John Culpepper's will, 16 Mar 1818, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 293 At a court held 16th March 1818, the will of John Culpepper was proved. The executors named in the will, Martha Culpepper, wife of John and his son, John refused the burden. Therefore Matthew Manning made oath and together with Henry Culpeper, John Culpeper and Daniel Culpeper made bond.

24. Deed: sells to son, Wm. B. Manning 50 acres land in Deep Creek, 1 Apr 1823, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 294 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: Wm. B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 1 April 1823 Date Recorded: 21 April 1823
Consideration: for the love & affection and $1 cash in hand
Signatures or marks: M. Manning
Witness: "blank"
Description: A certain tract or parcel of land containing fifty acres more or less known as part of the survey of the late Thomas Culpepperand Daniel Rudder being situated nar the head of Deep Creek and lying in the above mentioned county,

25. Court: trustee of Portsmouth Academy, 28 Jan 1825, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 295 Trustee Portsmouth Academy
1825. Passed January 28. "An act incorporating the trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in the County of Norfolk."
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, that Swepson Whitehead, Tapley Webb, Holt Wilson, Joseph Schoolfiedld, Beverly Bayton, Colonel John Hodges, John Dickson, William Wright, Mathew Manning, Richard Carney, and Robert A. Armistead of the County of Norfolk, be and they are hereby constituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Portsmouth Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to purchase, receive, and hold, they and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, of what kind soever, which may be purchased, or devised, or given to them for the use of said Academy.

26. Organizations: He was a trustee of Portsmouth Academy., 28 Jan 1825, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 296 1825. Passed january 28. "An act incorporating the trustees of Portsmouth Academy, in the County of Norfolk."
1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly, That Swepson Whitehead, Tapley Webb, Holt Wilson, Joseph Schoolfield, Beverly Bayton, Colonel John Hodges, John Dickson, William Wright, Mathew Manning, Richard Carney, and Robert A. Armistead of the County of Norfolk, be and they are hereby consitituted a body corporate and politic, by the name and style of "The Trustees of Portsmouth Academy," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, may sue and be sued, and have a common seal, with power to purchase, receive, and hold, they and their successors forever, any lands, tenements, rents, goods, and chattels, of what kind soever, shich may be urchased, or devised, or given to them for the use of said Academy.

27. Executor: of estate of Robert Manning, 29 Jun 1825, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 297 Matthew Manning and Judith his wife, exec of Rob't Manning, dec.

28. Meeting: meeting to oppose the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson for President, 21 Nov1827, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 298 Herald--21 November 1827
Norfolk County Meeting
At a numerous meeting of the citizens of Norfolk County, opposed to the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson to the Presidency of the United States, convened at the Court House in Portsmouth, on Monday the 19th of Nov. 1827, the meeting being called to order, the Rev. Jesse Nicholson, a soldier of the revolution, was appointed Chairman, and John A. Chandler, Secretary.
The Chairman explained briefly the objects of the Assembly, and Holt Wilson, Esq. offered for adoption the following resolutions:
Resolved, 1st: That we entirely concur in the preamble and resolutions adopted by our fellow citizens at a meeting held on the 3rd inst. at Hickory Ground, in this county, and that we will use all fair and honorable means to promote the object of the said meeting;
Resolved, 2dly: That the Delegates appointed at the meeting to represent this county in the proposed anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next, be, and are hereby appointed Delegates in behalf of this meeting to the said Convention:
Resolved, 3dly: That ____ be and they are hereby appointed Delegates on behalf of this meeting to unite with the Delegates appointed at Hickory Ground to represent this county in the anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next:
Resolved, 4thly: That the gentlemen hereafter named, be added to the Corresponding Committee, appointed at Hickory Ground, whose duty it shall be to act in conjunction with the said Committee in securing the object of the said meeting.
The resolutions having been read, Gen. Robert B. Taylor, addressed the meeting in an animated, impressive and convincing argument, in which he exhibited the anti-republican nature of the caucus nomination by the Legislature, and the necessity of counteracting it by a ticket formed by Delegates elected for that purpose by the people in their primary assemblies. He then took a view of the biography of General Jackson, and while he extended to him the full need of praise and honor, for his glorious defense of his country, he at the same time exposed in bold relief his disqualifications from high civil office, as exhibited by his acts in almost every public station he has filled.
After General Taylor had concluded, the resolutions were again read and adopted unanimously, and the following gentlemen appointed Delegates under the third resolution: Col. William Wright, Thomas Talbot, Esq., and William B. Manning, Esq., and the following gentlemen appointed a committee under the fourth resolution:
John Thompson, Holt Wilson, Tapley Webb, George M. Bain, George Webb, Thos. Edwards, David Reynolds, John Collins Sr., H. Pendleton, Wm. Benthall, Robert Peed, James Reed, Beverly Bayton, John Talbot, Jesse Newcomb, Abel Llewelleng, George Wilson, John Gay, James Carr, Matthew Manning, Sr., William White, David Ruth, John P. Leigh, Jesse Nicholson
Resolved, 5thly: That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and published in the newspapers of the Borough of Norfolk.
Jesse Nicholson, Chairman
John A. Chandler, Sec'y

29. Deed: deed of gift to son, William B. Manning containing 25 acres, 1 Jan 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 299 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: my son, William B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 1 Jan 1835 Date Recorded: 1 June 1835
Consideration: $1.00
Signature or Marks: M. Manning
Witness: blank
Description: One half of my tract of land at the head of Julian Creek and being that portion of said tract lying to the north and running down to the old and new road, containing twenty five acres (not including one acre for the grave yard to the same more or less)

30. Deed: indenture of trust held 140 acres til debt of $600 paid to Sarah Hodges, 1 Jun 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 300 Grantor: David Routh of 1st part
Matthew Manning of 2nd part
Sarah Hodges of 3rd part
Date of Deed: 1 June 1835 Date Recorded: 1 June 1835
Consideration: $600.00
Signatures or Marks: David Routh & Sally Hodges
Witness: blank
Description: whereas the said Matthew Manning, on the first day of August 1821 in order to secure the payment of the sum of six hundred dollars to the said Sarah Hodges did by indenture of trust of that date convey to the said David Routh his heirs executors administrators or assigns the following property to wit: all that tract or parcel of land lying and being in Norfolk County and State of Virginia containing one hundred and forty acres more or less and bounded as follows viz: beginning at a gum on Thomas Pecires line, thence along said line, and the lines and lands of James Martin and John Cherry and thence along the public road and down the various meanderings of Mannings Creek to the place of beginning upton trust, for the uses and purposes in the said indenture mentioned, and whereas since the executing and delivering of the said deed of trust, the said Matthew Manning hath fully satisfied and paid to the said Sarah Hodges the sums of money thereby secured which the said Sarah Hodges doth hereby acknowledge. Now this indenture witnisseth that for the consideration aforesaid, as well as for the further consideration of one dollar in hand paid by the said Matthew Manning to the said David Routh at and before the ensealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, he the said David Routh with the agent and apprebation of the said Sarah Hodges signified by his being party to these presents and the said Sally HOdges have granted bargained and sold remised released and sell remise release and confirm unto the said Matthew Manning all the estate right title interest claim and demand both at law and in equity which the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges have or hold in the tract of land above mentioned and described. To have and to hold the said tract or parcel of land to the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever, to the only proper use and behoof of him the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever. And the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges for themselves their heirs executors and administrators the above mentioned land, unto the said Matthew Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns in as full & ample manner as the same was warranted by the said Matthew Manning, by the deed of trust above reciled, do warrant the same to the said Matthew Manning agt the claim or claims of them the said David Routh and Sarah Hodges and all persons claiming by or under them or either of them.

31. Deed: gives to son, Absalom J. Manning 25 acres, 21 Dec 1836, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 301 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence:
Grantee: Absalom J. Manning Resideince:
Date of Deed: 21 December 1836 Deed Recorded: 30 December 1836
Consideration: for the natural affection I bear & $1.00
Signatures or Marks: M. Manning
Witnesses:
Description: A certain piece of land containing twenty five acres being the one half of the tract of fifty acres purchased by me of John Cherry decd. and to be so divided as to cut off the above mentioned twenty five acres on the south side of the aforesaid tract purchased by me of the said Jno. Cherry decd which will require a line to be run nearly a north & south direction as the parties on the adjacent lands may agree upon, the right whereof I hereby warrant and deferr unto the said Absalom J. Manning his heirs and assigns forever

32. Will: 5 Jan 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 237 In the name of God, Amen, I, Matthew Manning of Norfolk County, being of sound mind and memory, thanks be to Almighty God, do make and ordain this my last will and testament in manner and form following, that is to say
First, I give unto my son Wm. B. Manning one feather bed to him and his heirs forever.
Secondly, I give unto my son Matthew H. Manning the one half of my manor Platation situate and bounded as follows:
Beginning at Wallaces Point, now called the farther landing and running up the creek & branch, which divides the same from the lands of Holt Wilson, to a marked gum tree, thence along said Wilsons line down to the Public Road, at the Willow Branch croping the road to a ditch which empties into said Branch, thence along said ditch across the field to the woods thence through the woods to Cherry's line, in a direction that will divide said Plantation into two equal number of acres, thence along Cherry's line, Martins line, and Tabbs & Brittinghams line to Wallaces Point the place of beginning to him and his heirs forever, by his paying to Wm. B. Manning one hundred dollars and unto Jno T. Manning three hundred dollars.
I also give unto my son Matthew H. Manning my silver watch.
Thirdly, I give unto my son Absalom J. Manning the other half of my plantation, lying on the south of the half just willed to my son Matthew H. Manning to him and his heirs forever, by his paying unto my grandson Wm. Matthew Outten one hundred dollars and unto my grand daughter Mary Hodges White one hundred dollars.
Fourthly, I give unto my son John T. Manning one cow and calf or the value thereof to him and his heirs forever, also my gun.
Fifthly, I give unto my grand-daughter Mary Hodges White one feather bed to her and her heirs forever.
Sixthly: I give unto my negro man Caleb his freedom and my negro woman Jenny her freedom at my death.
I leave my negro man Harrison to be hired out for the term of eight years and then I give him his freedom. I leave my negro boy Jim to be hired out for the term of thirteen years and then I give him his freedom.
I leave my negro boy Joe to be hired out for the term of thirteen years and then I give him his freedom.
I leave my negro girl Alsey to be hired out for the term of ten years and then I give her, her freedom & give her children their freedom if any.
Seventhy, all the rest of my property either in doors or out of door, consisting of either cash notes or accounts after all of my just debts are paid, and after my executors shall have paid the expenses of enclosing my family burying ground with a good brickwall, I leave to be equally divided together with the profits arising from the hires of my negroes amongst my children and grand children, as follows, namely, Wm. B. Manning, Matthew H. Manning, Absalom J. Manning, Wm. Matthew Outten, Mary Hodges White and Canning B. Manning this division is to be made by my executors without a sale--and the money or whatelse I've given to Canning B. Manning is to be laid out for him, by my executors in schooling him & otherwise promoting his education, or as my executors may think best for promoting his interest.
Lastly, I appoint my sons Matthew H. Manning and Abalom J. Manning, executors of this my last will and testament hereby revoking all other or former wills or testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this the fifth day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and thirty seven.
Signed sealed published and declared, as and for the last will and testament of the above named Matthew Manning in presence of us
D. M. Veale
H. C. Deel
Thomas Culpeper
Reuben Culpeper
M. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk County the 21st day of August 1837, This will and proved by the oaths of Henry C. Deel and Thomas Culpeper two of the subscribing witnesses thereto and ordered to be recorded. Absalom J. Manning and Matthew H. Manning the executors therein named the first by his note in writing the other in open Court, refused to take upon themselves the burthen of the execution thereof, and it is ordered that William B. Manning sheriff of this county take unto his hands the estate of the said Matthew Manning dec'd and administer the same according to law.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson,c.c

33. Obituary: Norfolk & Portsmouth Herald, 13 Jan 1837, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 236,302 At his residence in Norfolk County, on Monday the 9th inst. MATTHEW MANNING, Esq. in the 67 year of his age. In the death of Mr. Manning, our community has lost one of its most valuable members. In his intercourse with society he was honest and sincere; just and benevolent, and urbane and courteous, and in his family, he was kind and indulgent; rendering his presence desireable, and his company pleasant. In the year 1805, he embraced religion, and united himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he held the office of leader for many years, and of which he lived and died a worthy member, but he is gone to a more enduring inheritance, while his children are left to weep; yet they do not weep "without hope".

34. Land: Deed Book 62-289, 16 Sep 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Absolum J. Manning sells to Matthew H. Manning land inherited from his father, the late Mathew Manning and adjoining lands given to Mathew H. Manning by father in same will.

35. Land: Deed Book 63-116, 8 May 1838, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Mathew H. Manning indentures 50 acres near Deep Creek adjoining Tabbs & Brittingham property, John Cherry property, James Martin property near Broad Marsh. [Shortly thereafter, land is owned by others. Did they get it in a foreclosure?]

36. Audit: 29 May 1842, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 303 James Murdaugh notes that estate of Matthew Manning was administered by Wm. B. Manning while he was sherriff of Norfolk County.

Matthew married Mary Hodges [41] 160,271 [MRIN: 26], daughter of Solomon Hodges [521] and Keziah [2294], on 29 Jan 1799 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.239 Mary was born in 1772 271 and died on 12 Feb 1820 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 160,272 at age 48. Another name for Mary was Polly Hodges.273

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 29 Jan 1799, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 275 Know all men by these presents, that we Matthew Manning and Nathaniel Dyes are held and firmly bound unto, James Wood Esquire, Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors, for the use of the Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, and each of us, our and each of our heirs, executors, and administrators, jointly and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 29th day of January 1799.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound, Matthew Manning and Mary Hodges. Now therefore, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage; then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of Wm. Wilson, Jr.
Matthew Manning
Nathaniel Dyes

2. Note: Relationship. Relationship Chart


Matthew Manning Jr. [40] is the 3rd Cousin 1 time removed of Mary Hodges [41]

Common Ancestor

* John Manning # 1 [3057]
(17 Dec 1615 - Between 1669 and 1672)
* Lydia Richardson [3058]
(1617 - 1700)
Married 1636 [1034]
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* John Manning # 2 [244] Captain Roger Hodges [1290]
(1650 - Between Jul 1715 and Jan 1716) (Abt 1635 - 1708)
Sarah Wattford [382] * Mary Manning [3059]
(1643 - After 1715) (1637 - After 1736)
Married 1664 [109] Married [473]
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* John Manning Jr. # 3 [209] * Richard Hodges [3113]
(1685 - Between Nov 1757 and Jan 1758) (Abt 1677 - Between Feb 1750 and Nov 1751)
Margaret Markham [3039] Elizabeth Burgess [3114]
(1685 - Bef 1757) ( - Bef 1750)
Married 1706 [108] Married [1056]
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* Matthew Manning Sr. [214] * Thomas Hodges [2572]
(1718 - Between Oct and Dec 1801) ( - Jan-Feb 1755)
Married [27] Married [233]
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* Matthew Manning Jr. [40] * Solomon Hodges [521]
(1770 - 9 Jan 1837) (Bef 1755 - Between 1794 and 1795)
Keziah [2294]
( - Between 6 Nov 1814 and 19 Dec 1814)
Married [210]
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* Mary Hodges [41]
(1772 - 12 Feb 1820)

Noted events in her life were:

1. Obituary: Norfolk Herald, 18 Feb 1820, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 274 Departed this life, in the 48th year of her age, on Tuesday the 15th isst. Mrs. Mary Manning, consort of Matthew Manning, Esq. of the Southern Branch. The deceased has been for many years, a reputable member of a religious and family; and, from her patience in a very severe disease of 12 days duration, and her resignation in the hour of death, she evinced a test of her present faithfulness, and future heritage in bliss. She has left behind, to deplore her loss, an inconsolable husband, and seven children. Afflictions may damp the spirit of life, yet the prmise of immortality and glory portend an eternal destiny.

2. Bible: Her death was recorded, 12 Feb 1820, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 80 Died on the 12th day of February 1820 at 3 o'clock in the morning Mary wife of Matthew Manning and daughter of Solomon Hodges, Decd. in the 48th year of her age leaving an affectionate husband 5 sons and two daughters to mourn for her departure - She was a kind mother, good wife and the last surviving member of her father's family - All that knew her loved her for her moral and Christian worth - Peace to her memory - May her children and friends meet her in heaven.

Children from this marriage were:

   190 M    i. William B. Manning [211] 345 was born in 1799 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 346 and died on 4 Feb 1839 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 347 at age 40. The cause of his death was Pulmonary consumption.347

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: member of the Virginia legislature. 80

2. Meeting: meeting to oppose the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson for President, 21 Nov1827, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 298 Herald--21 November 1827
Norfolk County Meeting
At a numerous meeting of the citizens of Norfolk County, opposed to the election of Gen. Andrew Jackson to the Presidency of the United States, convened at the Court House in Portsmouth, on Monday the 19th of Nov. 1827, the meeting being called to order, the Rev. Jesse Nicholson, a soldier of the revolution, was appointed Chairman, and John A. Chandler, Secretary.
The Chairman explained briefly the objects of the Assembly, and Holt Wilson, Esq. offered for adoption the following resolutions:
Resolved, 1st: That we entirely concur in the preamble and resolutions adopted by our fellow citizens at a meeting held on the 3rd inst. at Hickory Ground, in this county, and that we will use all fair and honorable means to promote the object of the said meeting;
Resolved, 2dly: That the Delegates appointed at the meeting to represent this county in the proposed anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next, be, and are hereby appointed Delegates in behalf of this meeting to the said Convention:
Resolved, 3dly: That ____ be and they are hereby appointed Delegates on behalf of this meeting to unite with the Delegates appointed at Hickory Ground to represent this county in the anti-Jackson Convention to be held in Richmond on the 2d Tuesday in January next:
Resolved, 4thly: That the gentlemen hereafter named, be added to the Corresponding Committee, appointed at Hickory Ground, whose duty it shall be to act in conjunction with the said Committee in securing the object of the said meeting.
The resolutions having been read, Gen. Robert B. Taylor, addressed the meeting in an animated, impressive and convincing argument, in which he exhibited the anti-republican nature of the caucus nomination by the Legislature, and the necessity of counteracting it by a ticket formed by Delegates elected for that purpose by the people in their primary assemblies. He then took a view of the biography of General Jackson, and while he extended to him the full need of praise and honor, for his glorious defense of his country, he at the same time exposed in bold relief his disqualifications from high civil office, as exhibited by his acts in almost every public station he has filled.
After General Taylor had concluded, the resolutions were again read and adopted unanimously, and the following gentlemen appointed Delegates under the third resolution: Col. William Wright, Thomas Talbot, Esq., and William B. Manning, Esq., and the following gentlemen appointed a committee under the fourth resolution:
John Thompson, Holt Wilson, Tapley Webb, George M. Bain, George Webb, Thos. Edwards, David Reynolds, John Collins Sr., H. Pendleton, Wm. Benthall, Robert Peed, James Reed, Beverly Bayton, John Talbot, Jesse Newcomb, Abel Llewelleng, George Wilson, John Gay, James Carr, Matthew Manning, Sr., William White, David Ruth, John P. Leigh, Jesse Nicholson
Resolved, 5thly: That the proceedings of this meeting be signed by the Chairman and Secretary, and published in the newspapers of the Borough of Norfolk.
Jesse Nicholson, Chairman
John A. Chandler, Sec'y

3. Occupation: appointed school commisioner for Norfolk County schools, 1834, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 348

4. Deed: deed of gift from father, Matthew Manning containing 25 acres, 1 Jan 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 349 Grantor: Matthew Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: my son, William B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 1 Jan 1835 Date Recorded: 1 June 1835
Consideration: $1.00
Signature or Marks: M. Manning
Witness: blank
Description: One half of my tract of land at the head of Julian Creek and being that portion of said tract lying to the north and running down to the old and new road, containing twenty five acres (not including one acre for the grave yard to the same more or less)

5. Summons: Wm. B. Manning required to issue summons against William Richardson, 5 Aug 1835, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 350 Butt vs S. Caps
Richardson
To Sept Rules 1835
Action of debt to record money due by single specialty--bail reg'd
Mind enough pay
Executed on the Deft 15th Augt 1835 who confessed a jail in the office
Wm. B. Manning, sheff
The Commonwealth of Virginia,
To the sheriff of Norfolk County, Greeting: We command you, that you take William Richardson if he be found within your Bailiwick, and him safely keep, so that you have his body at the Clerk's Office of our Circuit Superior Court of Law & Chancery for Norfolk County, on the first Monday in September next, to answer Robert B. Butts of a plea of debt for one hundred and forty six dollars and twelve and a half cents. damage fifty dollars
And have then there this write--Witness William H. Wilson, Clerk of our said Court, at his Office, this 5 day of Augt 1835, and in the 60 year of the Commonwealth.
Wm. H. Wilson

6. Occupation: appointed sheriff , 24 Mar 1836, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 351 Know all men by these presents that we Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Kenny Spratt, Edwin White, John Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, Jno Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, and John Q. Richardson are held & firmly bound unto his Excellency Littleton Waller Tazewell, Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time and his successors in office for the use of the Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars for the payment of which we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 24th March 1836.
The condition of the above obligation is such that, whereas the above bound William B. Manning is constituted & appointed sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 4th day of December last part, if therefore the said William B. Manning shall truly and faithfully collect account for and pay the taxes imposed by law and a neay of tanes due in the said County of Norfolk and shall trully and faithfully collect, account for and pay this militia fines imposed by law and anews of militia fines due in his said County of Norfolk, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed sealed & delivered in open court
Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Henry Spratt, Edwin White, John Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, M. H. Manning, Hohn Harper, Andre Bartee, John Q. Richardson
At a Court held for Norfolk County on the 24th March 1836
This Bond was acknowledged by all the assigns thereto & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. K. Wilson, c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaught, M. Manning, Kenny Spratt, Edwin White, Jno. Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, Jno. Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, and Jno. Q. Richardson are held and firmly bound unto his execellency Littleton W. Tazewell Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the terms being and his successors in office for the use of the said Commonwealth in the sum of thrity thousand dollars for the true payment of which we bind ourselves our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents.
Sealed with our seals and dated this 21 March 1836.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above said William B. Manning is constituted and appointed Sheriff of the said County of Norfolk by Commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 4th day of December 1835 last part of therefore the said William B. Manning shall well and truly collect and receive all officers fees and dues put into his hands to collect & duly account for and pay the sum to the officers to which such fees are due respectively at such times as are prescribed and limited by law and shall will and truly execute and due return make of all process and processes when directed and pay and satisfy all ? of money and tabacco by him received by virtue of any such process to his person or persons to whom the same are due his or their executors or administrators or assigns and in all other things shall truly and faithfullyexecute and perform the said office of sheriff during the terms of his continuance thereon, then the above obligationbe void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Kenny Spratt, Edwin White, John Williamson, Willis Hall, W. Barnard, C. Miller, John Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, John Q. Richardson
At a Court held for Norfolk County on the 24th March 1836. This bond was acknowledged by all the obligns thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

Know all men by these presents that we Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Henry Spratt, Edwin White, Jno. Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, Jno. Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, Jno. Q. Richardson are held and firmly bound unto his Excellency Littleton W. Tazewell Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia for the time being and his successors in office for the use of the said Commonwealth in the sum of thirty thousand dollars, for the true payment of which we bind ourselves and being executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents:
Sealed with our seals and dated this 24th March 1836.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound William B. Manning is constitued & appointed sheriff of the County of Norfolk by a commission from the Governor under the seal of the Commonwealth dated the 4th day of December last part, if therefor the said William B. Manning shall well and truly collect all levies and poor rates and account for and pay the same in such manner as is by law directed and also all fines, forfeitures & ? accurring or becoming due to the Commonwealth in the said County and shall truly account for and pay the same to the Treasurer of the Commonwealth for the (section unreadable) Commonwealth in like manner as is or shall be directed ?? taxes and shall in all other things truly and faithfully execute the said office of sheriff during his continuance therein then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force & virtue.
Wm. B. Manning, J. W. Murdaugh, M. Manning, Henry Spratt, Edwin White, John Williamson, Willis Hall, Wm. Barnard, C. Miller, John Harper, M. H. Manning, Andre Bartee, John Q. Richardson
At a Court held for Norfolk County 24 day of March 1836. This bond was acknowledged by all the obligns thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

7. Alt. Death: 29 Jan 1839. 80,160 Departed his life in Gosport on the 29th day of January 1839, Wm. B. Manning Esq. in the 40th year of his age. (Contradicts newspaper report.)

8. Obituary: 4 Feb 1839, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 352 Died--in Portsmouth, William B. Manning, in his 38th year, leaving wife and children

9. Obituary: 4 Feb 1839, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 352,353 Died In Portsmouth, of pulmonary consumption , Wm. B. Manning, Esq''r, in the 38th year of his age. In all the relations of life his character was truly exemplary--as a husband he was devoted and affectionate--as a father kind and indulgent, and as a citizen honest and upright. Having practised through life the golden and scriptural precept--" Do unto others as you would they should do unto you."

10. Census: U.S., 1840, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 1 male between 20-29.

11. Occupation: sherrif of Norfolk County, 29 May 1844, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 80,354,355 James Murdaugh notes that estate of Mathew Manning was administered by Wm. B. Manning while he was sheriff of Norfolk Co.

**note: this must be a different Wm. B. Manning, as this one died in 1839.--check!

William married Sophronia Sarah Wood Palmer [212] 357,358,359,360,361,362 [MRIN: 111], daughter of Captain Job Palmer [322] and Margaret Cummings [323], on 23 Apr 1832 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.356 Sophronia was born in 1817 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 358,359 and died on 13 Jun 1873 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 363 at age 56. The cause of her death was jaundice.364

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage/children: 365 Sophronia Sarah Wood Palmer, my mother, married A. Judge Manning of Norfolk County, State of Virginia, settled in Portsmouth, left four children: Job Palmer, Sophronia Palmer, Fannie Annie and Matthew William Manning, children of her second husband, A. Judge Manning; and Margaret Palmer and Mary Hodges Manning children of William B. Manning, her first husband. My mother married two brothers. (A scrapbook page detailing many members of Palmer family and relations)

2. Marriage Bond: 23 Apr 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 366 Know all men by these presents, that we William B. Manning and Matt. H. Manning are held and firmly bound unto Jno Floyd Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 23rd day of April 1832.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be hand and solemnized between the above bound William B. Manning and Miss Sophronia S. W. Palmer.
Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtur.
Signed and sealed in presence of
Wm. H. Wilson
Wm. B. Manning
M. H. Manning
This is to permit the Clerk of Norfolk County Court to issue a license to Mr. Wm. B. Manning to marry my daughter Sophronia S. W. Palmer to whom I am now legally qualified guardian.
Given under my hand and seal the 23rd day of April 1832
Teste
John Williamson
M. H. Manning
Margaret Williamson
23rd April 1832 proved in oath by M. H. Manning a witness above
Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1850 U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 358

2. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 358

3. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 359

4. Residence: Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 359

5. Census: 31 Aug 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 367 Sophronia S. W. , age 55, female, white, keeping house, born in Va.

6. Obituary: 21 Jun 1873, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 368 June 21, 1873--Mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, widow of the late Judge Manning, Washington & Clifford

7. Oath of Administration: 9 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 369 Saturday, August 9th 1873
Present--The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge
Administration on the estate of Mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, deceased, is granted to James D. Brady, who made oath and together with George W. Fauth, his surety (who justified an oath as to his sufficiency) entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars with conditions according to law, which bond orderd to be recorded.

8. Appraisers: 9 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 370 Saturday, August 9th 1873
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge
It is ordered that Charles M. Clark, Wm. H. Wilder, Wm. N. Eaton, S. B. Kenney and C. S. Sturtevant or any three of them, being first duly sworn, appraise in current funds the present estate of mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, deceased and make report.

9. Inventory & Appraisement: 14 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 371 An Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of Sophronia S. W. Manning deceased
City of Portsmouth
Aug. 14, 1873
We the undersigned, Wm. A. Eaton, S. B. Kenney and Chas. H. Sturtevant who were appointed by the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the day, A.D. 1873 to appraise the personal estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased being first duly sworn, have appraised such Personal Estate as was produced to us, as follows:
Inventory of Articles
Basement
2 Tables $3.00 Stove $5. Safe $2. Chest .50 10.50
Stand .50 4 chairs 2.00 2.50
Sitting Room
Sideboard $3. Chair $1. Table $3. Stand $3. 10.00
Middle Hall
Table $3. 2 Chairs $1. Hall Lamp $2. 6.00
Parlor
Table $5. Sofa $6. Music stand $1. 12.00
5 Chairs $5. Carpet $10. Mirror $1.50 16.50
Entry or Upper Hall
Wardrobe $6.50 Trunk .50 Table .75 7.75
Back Chamber
Bedstead $4. Bedstead $1.50 Bureau $2. 7.50
Washstand .75 Clock $1.25 2.00
Total value carried forward 74.75
Amount of value brought forward 74.75
Front Chamber
Bedstead $7.50 Bureau $2.50 Washstand .50 10.50
Table $1 Feather Beds $40. Mattrasses $5.00 46.00
4 Pillows $10 2 Bolsters & Bed Covering $15. 25.00
8 Curtains $5. Carpet $5. Rug $2.50 12.50
$168.75
Wm. N. Easton
S. B. Kenney
Chas. N. Sturtevant
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, James D. Brady admin of the estate of Mrs. S. S. W. Manning deceased do certified that the foregoing inventory of the personal estate of Mrs. S. S. W. Manning, deceased embraces all the personal estate of said Mrs. S. S. W. Manning, deceased, which has come to my possession or knowledge, or which is under my management or subject to my authority, in my fiduciary character.
Jas. D. Brady
Admin
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
This 14th day of August 1873, personally appeared before me G. F. Edwards, a Commissioner in and for the City aforesaid Wm. N. Eaton, S. B. Kenney, Chas. H. Sturtevant who severally made oath that they and each of them, to the best of their ability, whould appraise such of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased, as may be produced to them; and a true inventory of the same, and the value thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
G. F. Edwards, Comm'r
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, G. F. Edwards the Commissioner of Accounts of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, do certify that the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased, as may be produced to them; and a true inventory of the same, and the value thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
G. F. Edwards, Comm'r
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, G. F. Edwards the Commissioner of Accounts of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, do certify that the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased has been inspected by me and found to be in proper form, and I do on this 14th day of August 1873 approve the same.
G. F. Edwards
Commissioner of Accounts, Court of Hustings for the
City of Portsmouth
In the Clerks Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth August 14th 1873. The foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of Sophronia S. W. Manning dec'd returned & filed in the said Clerks Office this day by G. F. Edwards Commissioner of Accounts is admitted to record.
Teste: Jas. D. Brady, c.c.

   191 M    ii. Matthew Hodges Manning [237] 372,373 was born on 26 Sep 1801 in Virginia 80,374 and died on 26 Sep 1850 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 80,375 at age 49.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: appointed sheriff, 18 Sep 1826, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 376 Know all men by these presents that we M. H. Manning and William B. Manning, are firmly bound unto his Excellancy John Tyler Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of one thousand dollars, current money of Virginia, to which payment well and truly to be made to the said Governor, or his succesors in office, we bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs, executors and administrators jointly and severally, firmly by these presents, sealed with our seals and dated this 18th day of September 1826.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the said M. H. Manning is by the court appointed Commissioner of the Revenue of Portsmouth and Elizabeth River Parishes in the County of Norfolk for the year 1827, & therefore the said M. H. Manning do and shall faithfully and impartially execute the said office of Commissioner of the Revenue as aforesaid according to law, then the above obligation to be void, or also to remain in full force and virture.
Signed, sealed and acknowledged in presence of
M. H. Manning
Wm. B. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk County September 18th 1826. This Bond was acknowledged by M. H. Manning & Wm. B. Manning and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson, c.c.

2. Deed: brought 50 acres from Willam B. Manning, situate at Cook's Mill, Deep Creek, 10 Oct 1827, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 377 Grantor: Wm. B. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Grantee: Matthew H. Manning Residence: Norfolk Co., Va.
Date of Deed: 10 Oct 1827 Date Recorded: 17 Dec 1827
Consideration: $200.00
Signatures or marks: Wm. B. Manning
Witnesses: "blank:"
Description: a certain piece of land situate and lying near Cook's Mill at the head of Deep Creek containing fifty acres and being part of that undivided tract owned by the heirs of Culpepper and others to have and to hold the said piece of land

3. Occupation: appointed Commissioner of the Revenue, 17 Nov 1828, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 378 Know all men by these presents that we M. H. Manning and Wm. B. Manning are held and firmly bound unto Wm. B. Giles Governor of Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of one thousand dollars, to be paid to the said Governor and his succesors for the use of the Commonwealth; for the payment whereof will and truly to be made, we bind ourselves and each of us our and each of our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals and dated this 17th day Nov. 1828.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the Court of Norfolk County have appointed the above bound M. H. Manning Commissioner of the Revenue for the Parishes of Portsmouth and Elizabeth River in the said County for the term of one year, now if the said M. H. Manning shall faithfully perform the duties of the said office during the said term, then the above obligation to be void otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
M. H. Manning
Wm. B. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk County 17th November 1828
This Bond of Commissioner of Revenue was acknowledged & ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. Wilson,c.c.

4. Occupation: named as a school teacher in a treasury report, 1834, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 379

5. Occupation: appointed Commissioner of Revenue, 21 Nov 1836, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 380 Know all nem by these presents that we Matthew H. Manning and William B. Manning are held and firmly bound unto Wymdham Robertson, Lieut. Governor acting as Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the just and full sum of one thousand dollars to be paid to the said Lieutenant Governor acting as Governor aforesaid & his successors in office for the use of the Commonwealth for which payment we bind ourselves and each of us in and each of our heirs executors & administrators jointly and severally firmly by thess presents.
Sealed with our seals and dated this 21 day of November 1836.
The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas the above bound Matthew H. Manning hath been appointed by the Court of Norfolk County Commissioner of the Revenue for the Parishes of Portsmouth in the said County of Norfolk for the term of one year. Now if the said Matthew H. Manning shall faithfully perform the duties of said office during the term aforesaid, then the above obligation to be void or elso to remain in full force & virtue.
Signed and sealed & acknowledged in presence of A. Emmerson Jr.
M. H. Manning
Wm. B. Manning
At a Court held for Norfolk Count on the 21 st November 1836. This bond was acknowledged by M. H. Manning & Wm. B. Manning the obligors thereto and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

6. Occupation: 18 Jan 1838. 381,382 Appointed Commissioner of Revenue for Parish of Portsmouth and Elizabeth River. Also 1836.

7. Deed: between Matthew H. Manning to Absalom J. Manning, 13 Aug 1838, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 383 Grantor: Matthew H. Manning
Grantee: Absalom J. Manning
Date of Deed: 13 August 1838 Date Recorded: 16 August 1838
Consideration: $300.00
Signatures or marks: Matthew H. Manning
Witnesses: "blank"
Description: a certain piece of land containing thirty acres more or less situate and lying in the Parish of Portsmouth being a part of a tract lately purchased by the said Matthew H. Manning of the said Absalom J. Manning and bounded as follows viz: Beginning at a mulberry tree standing on the side of the public road thence running across an old field and parrallel to said M. H. Manning field to the woods then through the woods in the same direction to the lands John Cherry thence turning to the right and running down Cherry's line to public road thence along said road to the place of beginning.

8. Census: 1840, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 384 Recorded in 1840 Census as M. H. Manning, household has only two males, one between 20 and 30 and one between 30 and 40. No women. 8 slaves, 1 m. under 10, 3 m btween 10-24; 2 m between 24-35; 1 m between 36 and 55; 1 female betwen 55 and 100. 3 employed in agriculture.

9. Poem: Verse to daughters, 29 May 1847, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 385 To my Four Little Daughters

My four little daughters, so dear,
Thy names, in this album, I'll write,
My four little daughters so fair,
Instruction for thee I'll indite.

Missouri, mine eldest, give heed,
Unto the advice, Mynow give,
I'll sow in thine heart the best seed
Which, if ye'll but culture, will live

Mary Elizabeth, but thou art no more,
For thy maker hath call'd thee above,
Though it pained me, and made my heart sore,
Thou may act an angel of love.

Indiana, my third infant born,
Remember thy parents advice
Gather roses, but touch not the thorns,
Nor let sinners, to sin, thee entice.

Matthew Ann, my fourth daughter and last,
Take heed to they ways, in thy youth,
Shun wit, as thou wouldst the foul blast,
Love, virtue, religion and truth.

My lovely, sweet daughters, so dear,
They names written here, when you see,
Resolve of all sin to beware,
Remember the instructions from me.

Gosport, 29 May 1847 Matthew Hodges Manning

10. Occupation: clerk, 1850, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 386

11. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 386

12. Census: US, 17 Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 387 M. H. Manning, age 48, male, clerk, born in Va.
Ann G. Manning, age 35, female, born in Va.
Missouri A. Manning, age 8, female, born in Va.
Indiana Manning, age 5, female, born in Va.

13. Obituary: Manning Family Bible, 26 Sep 1850, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 388 Died on the 26th day of September 1850 at daylight in morning after a long and lingering illness of many years of the Consumption Mr. Matthew H. Manning aged 49 years precisely leaving a wife, two daughters, an only brother and two sisters to mourn his departure. He was the 2nd son of Matthew Manning, Dec'd and one of the best men That ever did live for he was mild meek and modest and was never heard to complain in affliction or trouble sorrow or death and died a Christian and a true believer in the goodness of Jesus his God and Savior.

14. Audit: 26 May 1855, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 389 Notes that estate of Matthew H. Manning is $365.19 in deficit.

15. Real Estate Ad: Manington, 8 Oct 1867, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 276 Real Estate
For Rent--I wish to rent out on shares the coming year, to some one well acquainted with the business of Trucking, the Farm called "Manington",
Situated about five miles from Portsmouth, on the road between that place and the village of Deep Creek---This Farm is in very good order, well fenced and well drained. Every acre in cultivation will be manured this year, which will enhance its value the coming season.--The soil is well adapted to the purposes of trucking. I think as a market farm it is equal to any in the surrounding country.
Julian's Creek is about a quarter of a mile from the Farm, on which there are several labelings at distance of not more than a half mile, where boats can take off marketing for shipment.
The short distance to Portsmouth, and goodness of the road, render it very convenient for daily market.
There is also attached to the Farm a very fine Orchard of Peaches and one of Apples.
The Mansion House will be reserved, but there is a very comfortable dwelling in the yard, which can be occupied by the farmer.
Virginia F. Hughlett

Matthew married Ann Goodson Singleton [188] 391,392,393,394,395 [MRIN: 38] on 28 Jan 1841 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.390 Ann was born on 2 Feb 1811 in Gloucester Co., Virginia 80,391,392,396 and died on 24 Nov 1882 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 80,397 at age 71. The cause of her death was malarial fever.392

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: 28 Jan 1841, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 398 Know all men by these presents that we Matthew H. Manning and William Outten are held and firmly bound unto Thomas W. Gilmer Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 28 day of January 1841.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemninzed between the above bound Matthew H. Manning and Miss Ann G. Singleton.
Now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said Marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed and sealed in presence of
Arthur Emmerson
M. H. Manning
William Outten
The above bound Wm. OUtten made oath before me that the above named Ann G. Singleton is above the age of twenty one years.
Arthur Emmerson,d.c.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Alt. Birth: 35 in 1850 and 39 in 1860 censuses.

2. Census: 1850 U.S. , Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 386

3. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 391

4. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 399 Ann G. Manning, age 39, female, seamtress, value of personal property: 40, born in Va.
Gura A. Manning, age 17, female, born in Va., attended school within year
Indiana A. Manning, age 14, female, born in Va., attended school within year

5. Residence: Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 396

6. Occupation: seamtress, Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 374

7. Census: U.S., 1870, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 400 Ann G. Manning, age 56, female, white, occupation: keeping house, born in Va.
Missouri A. Manning, age 23, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Indiana A. Manning, age 22, female, white, at home, born in Va.

8. Census: U.S., 1 Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 401 Ann G. Manning, white, female, age 70, mother, widowed, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Missouri Manning, white, female, age 34, daughter, single, occupation: sewing, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Alice Manning, white, female, age 28, daughter, single, occupation: seamtress, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.

9. Residence: Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 395

10. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 395

11. Residence: Crawford near Henry, 1882, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 402 Ann Manning, wid Mathew h Crawford nr Henry

12. Alt. Death: 24 Nov 1882, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. . Source of Information: Portsmouth Deaths, 1882, page 4, line 12. RECHECK. From Lib. of Va. online database of statewide marriage records.

   192 F    iii. Margaret Wright Manning [96] 403,404,405 was born in 1803,80,404 died in 1866 80,404,406 at age 63, and was buried in 1866 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA.404,406

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: U. S., 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 407 Margaret Outten, age 56, female, white, vaule of real estate: 10,000, value of personal property: 14,000, born in Va.
Maggie A. Outten, age 16, female, white, born in Va., attends school
Mgt. Chalberlain, age 46, female, white, value of personal property: 25, born in Ireland

2. Slave census: slave census, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 408 Margaret Outten
number of slaves: 1 Age: 16 Sex. Female Color: black

3. Present: Margaret Chamberlain, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 374 Mgt. Chamberlain, 46, F, personal property, 25, b. Ireland living with Margaret Outten in 1860 census. Manning bible says: Died Mrs. Margaret Chamberlain formerly Mrs. Fritton at the residence of Mr. Wm Outen in the summer of 1861. Mrs. Chamberlain was an esteemed member of the family for about twenty years

4. Present: U.S. Cenus, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 374 Maggie A., 16, F, b. Va., living with Margaret Outten. Is she a daughter?

5. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 409 Name: Mrs. Margaret W. Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

6. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1861, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 410 Name: Mrs. Margt Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Margaret married William Outten [253] 405,413 [MRIN: 48], son of George Outten [1740] and Susanah [1739], on 30 May 1833 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 411.,412 William was born on 4 Sep 1796,406,413 died on 9 Jul 1859 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 80,406,413,414 at age 62, and was buried on 11 Jul 1859 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA.413,415 The cause of his death was Diphtheria.416

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 30 May 1833, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 417,418 Married in Norfolk County, on Thursday evening last by the Rev. Arthur Cooper, Mr. Wm. Outten of Portsmouth, to Miss Margaret W. oldest daughter of Matthew Manning, Esqr. of the former place.

Marriage Notes: MARRIAGE BOND: Outten-Manning marriage, Norfolk Co. Marriage Bonds 1833-1836, page 19, Microfilm reel # 76, Library of Virginia, Richmond, Va.:
Know all men by these presents, that we William Outten and Jas. G. Tanner are held and firmly bound unto Jno. Floyd Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of One hundred and fifty dollars; to the payment whereof, well and truly to be made to the said Governor and his successors in office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, firmly by these presents. Sealed with our seals, and dated this 30th day of May 1833.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound William Outten and Miss Margaret Manning. Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virture.
William Outten
Jas. G. Tanner
Signed and sealed in presence of
Wm. A. Wilson
Jas. G. Tanner made oath before me that the above Margt. Manning is above the age of twenty one years.
Wm. A. Wilson

Noted events in his life were:

1. Celebration: hosts public dinner at the COTTAGE, 4 Jul 1823, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 419 Beacon--July 1, 1823
Anniversary Dinner--The subscriber respectfully informs his fellow citizens, that he will prepare a public dinner, at the COTTAGE, in Portsmouth, on the 4th inst., the Anniversary of American Independence, to which he invites their subscription; and those of the military generally. He assures such as may be disposed to celebrate the day in this manner, that no effort will be spared to render the entertainment worthy of their patronage.
William Outten

2. Celebration: prepares dinner in celebration of 4th of July, 7 Jul 1823, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 420 Beacon--7 July 1823
Celebration at Portsmouth--The Portsmouth Rifle Company, commanded by Captain William P. Young, met at their usual parade ground, about half past 9 o'clock in the morning of the 4th inst. to comemmorate the Anniversary of their Country's freedom. After performing some handsom evolutions, with that promptness and precision which distinguish the well trained soldier, they marched to the Point near the Ferry Wharf and fired a National Salute, in their accustomed good style. Thence they moved to the Baptist Meeting House, where an appropriate discourse was delivered by the Rev'd Mr. Woodson, after which they repaired to the Cottage, and with a number of their fellow citizens, partook of a sumptuous dinner, prepared for the occasion by Mr. Wm. Outten. Major John Kay presided, assisted by Lieut. Edwards. A number of patriotic sentimental toasts gave additional zest to the entertainment, and at half past 4 o'clock the company retired in very good order, with the pleasing reflection that the occasion was marked by no excess, nor any occurrence calculated to give alloy to this "feast of reason."

3. Census: U.S., 1830, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 421 8 males--age 20-29
1 male--age 30-39
1 female--age 0-4
1 female--20-29
1 female--age 40-49

4. Meeting: Portsmouth Female Aid Society "Fair", 13 Jun 1833, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 422 Beacon--June 13, 1833
The Portsmouth Female Aid Society will hold a FAIR, in the basement rooms of the new mansion of Mr. Wm. Outten, in Gosport, the day on which the Delaware ship of the line is docked.

5. Meeting: Portsmouth Female Society "FAIR", 17 Jun 1833, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 423 Herald, June 17, 1833
The Portsmouth Female Society proposes to open a Fair in the basement rooms of the new mansion of Mr. Wm. OUtten, in Gosport, on Monday next, at 11 o'clock, to continue some days.

6. Census: U.S., 1840, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 424 1 malke, 30-39; 1 m. 40-46; 1 f, 10-14; 1 f, 30-39; 1 f, 70-7; 1 free colored male, 0-9.

7. Election: elected trustee of town of Portsmouth, 7 Apr 1843, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 425 Beacon, April 7, 1843
The following citizens were elected Trustees of the Town of Por tsmouth on Saturday list:
George Chambers, Wm. Outten, John S. White, John M. Foster, Samuel Watts, James M. Binford, Miles W. Minter, Jethro A. Jenkins, Richard W. Baugh

8. Town meeting: appointed to committee to address the condition of the town, 22 Oct 1846, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 426 Beacon--22 October 1846
Town Meeting
A large and respectable meeting of the citizens of Portsmouth, was held at the Town Hall on Monday evening, Oct. 19th, agreeable to public notice. At the proper time, A. F. Cunningham called the meeting to order; and on his motion, James Murdaugh, Esq. was called to the Chair, and I.C. Schoolfield was appointed Secretary.
The Chairman stated the object of the meeting in a brief address, in which he touchinly adverted to the present embarrassed condition of Portsmouth, and urged the importance of vigorous and united action, in order that our accustomed presperity might be attained.
A. F. Cunningham also addressed the meeting in a forcible and animated manner; previous to resuming his seat, on his motion, a Committee of twenty-five was appointed to deliberate on matters pertaining to the interests of the Town, and to report such action as they deem expedient and desirable at a subsequent meeting. The following gentlemen were appointed as the Committee:
John Cocke, John Nash, David Friffiths, Sam'l Watts, James M. Binford, John A. Chandler, Samuel M. Wilson, A. F. Cunningham, Wm. I. Cocke, Wm. H. Wilson, Robert Dickson, B.O'Neill, Wm. Outten, Charles Etheridge, Wm. W. Davis, Thos. Brooks, Jr., John G. Hatton, Jethro A. Jenkins, Arthur Emmerson, Stephen Cowley, John W. Collins, Jas. Tompkins, John Talbot, H. V. Niemeyer, and Wm. Benthall.
On motion of John S. Stubbs, the Chair and Secretary were added to the committee.
On motion of Stephen Cowley, and committee of ten were apppinted to devise some plan for the liquidation of the Town debt. The following gentlemen compose the committee.
Stephen Cowley, Richard W. Baugh, John S. Stubbs, John Accinelly, Robert W. Young, Holt Wilson, Jr., Miles W. Minter, Chas. A. Grice, James Jarvis, and Wm. I. Cocke.
On motion the meeting adjourned.
James W. Murdaugh, Chairman

9. Election: elected trustee of Portsmouth, 19 Jun 1849, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 427 Argus--June 19, 1849
Election of Trustees of Portsmouth--The election held in Portsmouth on Saturday, pursuant to an act of the Legislature, resulted in the choice of the following Board of Trustees, to serve until the first Saturday in April 1850
Joseph Bourke, D. P. Daughtrey, Wm. W. Davis, William Outten, Amos Edwards, John L. Porter, Wm. Portlock, John Cocke, John R. Cooke

10. Deed: between William Outten & Thomas N. Mercer, 24 Oct 1850, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 428 This Deed made the twenty-fourth day of October 1850, between William Outten and Margaret W. his wife of the one part, and Thomas N. Mercer of the other part witnesseth, that for and in consideration of the love and affection which the said William Outten and Margaret W. his wife have for the said Thomas N. Mercer, and for the further consideration of the sum of five dollars to them in hand paid, they the said William Outten and Margaret W. his wife do grant unto the said Thomas N. Mercer all that certain lot of land situate in the town of Portsmouth on Dinwiddie Street, it being the same lot of which which was conveyed to the said William Outten by John S. White and wife by deed of record in the Clerk's office of Norfolk County Court and the said William Outten and Margaret W. his wife hereby release to the said Thomas N. Mercer all their claims in the said lot of land witness the following signatures and seals.
William Outten
Margaret W. Outten
State of Virginia, Norfolk County to wit:
We, Richard W. Baugh and Dempsey Nash Justices of the peace for the county aforesaid in the State of Virginia do certify that Margaret W. Outten the wife of William Outten whose names are signed to the writing alone, bearing date on the 24th day of October 1850 personally appeared before us in the county aforesaid and being examined by us privily and apart from her husband and having the writing aforesaid fully explained to her, she the said Margaret W. Outten acknowledged the said writing to be her act, and declared that she had willingly executed the same and does not wish to retract it. Given under our hands this 27th day of October 1850.
Richard W. Baugh J.P.
Dempsey Nash, J. P.
In the Clerk's Office of Nortolk County Court the 26th day of October 1850. This Deed was acknowledged by William Outten & party thereto and together with the certificate annexed of the privy examination and acknowledged of the June court admitted to record.
Teste: Wm. J. Howland, d.c.

11. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1851, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 429 Name: Wm. Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Yearly rent of lots: 200 Tax: 5.76
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Yearly rent of lot: 60 Tax: 1.73

12. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1852, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 430 Name: Wm. Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Tax: 1.26
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Tax: 5.40

13. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1853, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 431 Name: William Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Tax: 6.00
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Tax: 1.40

14. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1854, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 432 Name: William Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Tax: 6.00
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Tax: 1.40

15. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 433 Name: William Outten
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot & building: 3,000
Tax: 6.00
Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot & building: 700
Tax: 1.40

16. Election: nominated councilman for the Know Nothing Party, 28 Mar 1856, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 434 Argus--March 28, 1856
Nominations of the Know Nothing Party: For Mayor James C. White
For Councilmem: John S. Stubbs, Archibald Hudgins, John C. Neaville, William Outten, William G. Webb, James Brown Sr., Smith C. Herbert, Edward Wilkins, Stephen Cowley, Robert G. Gale, William Emmerson, Samuel J. Staples, William H. Buchannan.
Mr. Benjamin Spratley is the Independent candidate for the office of Mayor.

17. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1856, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 435 Name: William Outten Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

18. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1857, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 436 Name: Wm. Outten Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 700 Value of lot including building: 800
Amount of tax on lot: 3.60

19. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1858, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 437 Name: William Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Town: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 124
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124
Value of building: 700 Value of lot including building: 900
Amount of tax on lot: 3.60

20. Will: 26 Feb 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 414 I, William Outten of the City of Portsmouth in the State of Virginia do make this my last will and testament in manner and form following that is to say:
1st Item: I devise to my wife Margaret W. Outten during her natural life all that portion of the lot of land where I now reside in the City of Portsmouth commencing at the south west corner of Dinwiddie and Crab Streets and running along Dinwiddie Street south sixty feet, thence west parallel with Crab Street ninety five feet, thence north sixty feet to Crabb Street, thence east along Crabb Street ninety five feet to the beginning, and at the death of my said wife, I devise the same to my daughter Maragaret A. W. Outten, and the residue of the said lot I devise to my said daughter Margaret A. W. Outten to her and her heirs forever-
2nd Item: I have given a house and lot in the City of Portsmouth to my son in law Doct. Thomas N. Mercer, which I regard as a due proportion of my real estate to his wife (who is my daughter) which is not to be bought into Hotchpot, if the law should have required without this clause, and I give to my daughter Mary Jane Mercer (wife of the said Doct Thomas N. Mercer) one thousand and five hundred dollars to build a house on the corner of King and Dinwiddie Street if she shall devire to do so which I advise should be done and if she does not choose so to appropriate the said sum of fifteen hundred dollars, yet nevertheless she is to have the said sum of fifteen hundred dollars.
3rd Item: I give and bequeath unto my wife Margaret W. Outten a pair of horses and a carriage, which she may choose from them owned by me; also all my household and kitchen furniture to her, her executors and administrators formerly.
4th Item: I give and bequeath to my said wife Margaret W. Outten for and during the term of her natural life, negroes Mary Eliza, Davy, Max, Solomon, Margaret, Sarah, Old George, Charlotte and her three children; also my shares in the Portsmouth Insurance Company somewhere about ninety eight shares; and also fifteen hundred dollars of Virginia State stock and at the death of my said wife I give negro Davy to my daughter Margaret A. W. Outten and the rest of the said negroes given to my said wife by this clause of my will at her death are to be equally divided between my two daugthers, Mary Jane Mercer and Margaret A. W. Outten only intending to give to my said wife the annual interest and dividends of the said stocks.
5th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Mary Jane Mercer negroes Dolly, Mariah, Rachael Emma and her child Isaac (the husband of Dolly), Cyrus and John, also forty share of stock in the Merchants & Mechanics Savings Bank of Portsmouth, to her her executors and administrators forever.
6th Item: I give and bequeath to my daughter Margaret A. W. Outten the following negroes Lambert, Ellie, Bob, Courtney, Hannah, Old Mary & her daughter Mary, and young Mary's child; also forty one shares of the stock of the Portsmouth Savings Fund Society in Portsmouth to her, her executors and administrators forever.
7th Iten: I require and direct my executrix & executor hereinafter to be appointed, to take care of and support my old negroes Charity and Old Mary, out of my estate, or out of the money that I may leave and bonds due me.
8th Item: I desire and request my executrix and executor hereinafter to be appointed to have the burying ground for the family inclosed with a good iron railing and marble slab put over the graves of my children and mother who are their buried and also of my brother.
9th Item: I request and desire that there shall be no appraisement of my estate.
10th Item: The rest and residue of my estate of every character and description, I give to my wife Margaret W. Outten and my two daughters Mary Jane Mercer and Margaret A.W. Outten to be equally divided among them.
11th & Lastly: I hereby nominate constitute and appoint my wife Margaret W. Outten executrix and my son in law Doctor Thomas N. Mercer executor of this my last will and testament; hereby revoking all other or former wills and testaments by me heretofore made.
In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this twenty sixth day of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty nine.
Wm. Outten
Signed sealed published and declared as and for the last Will and Testament of the above named William Outten in the presence of us, both of us being present at the same time
James Murdaugh
James. W. Mathews
G. H. Dashiell
At the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth held on the 2nd day of August 1859. This last will and testament of William Outten decd was proved by the oaths of James Murdaugh, James W. Matthews and George H. Dashiell the subscibing witness thereto and ordered to be recorded. And at the same Court continued by adjoinment and held on the 3rd day of August 1859, on the motion of Margaret W. Outten the executrix and Thomas N. Mercer the executor therein named who made oath thereto, the said Margaret W. Outten together with James G. Hodges her security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of thirty thousand dollars with condition according to law and the said Thomas N. Mercer togethr with Bernard O'Neill his security entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of thirty thousand dollars with condition according to law, which bonds are ordered to be recorded. Certificate is granted the said Margaret W. Outten and Thomas N. Mercer for obtaining a probate of said will in due form.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson cc

21. Land Assessement: Lot # 124, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 438 Name: Wm. Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Estate: fee simple Lot # 124
Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 2,500 Value of lot including building: 3,000
Amount of tax on lot: 12.00

Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 500 Value of lot including building: 700
Amount of tax on lot: 2.80

Lot # 124 Town: Portsmouth
Value of building: 700 Value of lot including building: 900
Amount of tax on lot: 3.60

22. Residence: Dinwiddie Street, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 415

23. Organizations: member of the Order of the Odd Fellows, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 415

24. Occupation: retired merchant, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 416

25. Obituary: 12 Jul 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 439 Odd Fellow's Funeral--The Odd Fellows yesterday paid the last tribute of respect to their deceased brother, Mr. William Outten. The funeral sermon was preached at the family residence on Dinwiddie street, by Rev. Chas. H. Hall, after which the corpse was borne to the new cemetery, where the solemn services of the Order of which he was a member were performed. The procession was full and may be regarded as representing the high estimate in which the deceased was held here.--Portsmouth Transcript

26. Funeral: of William Outten, 13 Jul 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 440 Argus--July 13, 1859
Funeral Solemonities--The transcript says, the funeral of Mr. William Outten, which took place last Sunday, was arranged according to the request of the deceased. The family servants, thirty or forty in number, occupied positions in the procession next to the hearse, and we are told by a friend who attended the rites and the graveyard, that he never witnessed more sincere grief than was evinced by them at the loss of their master. Bob Butt, the "Old Sexton", who has been "gathering them in" for long years agone, conducted the arrangement.

27. Mortality census: mortality census, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 441 Wm. Outten, age 64, male
Born in Virginia Month of death: July
Occupation: ret. merchant
Cause of death: diphtheria
*Note: census taken of those who died the year before the census year

28. Estate papers: 29 Aug 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 442 Estate of William Outten deceased
In a/c with T. N. Mercer & Margaret W. Outten excer
1859
By dividends from Portsmouth Insurance Company stock to
1 July 1859 received by T. N. Mercer $66.00
By dividends from Portsmouth Sav Fund Society to 1 July 1859
received by T. N. Mercer 57.40
By dividends from Merchants & Mechanics Sav Bk to 1 July 1859
received by T. N. Mercer 40.00
29 August 1859
By Amt. of sales made by Whitehead & McLean auctioners &
received by Mrs. Outten 155.60
By cash from Mw. R. Hanraban negro hire fro 1858 recd by Mrs. Outten 41.60
To pd by Margt W. Outten Ned Scott a/c 100.00
1 September 1859
To pd by Margt W. Outten J. A. Jenkins a/c 37.14
To pd by Margt W. Outten-Rev. Hall funeral 10.00
3 September 1859
To pd by Margt W. Outten-W. J. Westwoods a/c 27.00
26 September 1858
To pd by Margt W. Outten-Whitehead & Cos. a/c 36.27
To pd by Margt W. Outten--State tax 1859 38.78
By cash from Whitehead & McLean on a/c of sales recd by Mrs. Outten 8.65
4 October 1859
By cash from Wm. H. Gesbon on a.c of hire of Solomon for the
year 1859 received by Margt W. Outten 65.00
18 October 1859
By cash from James W. Richardson on a/c hire of Margaret for
1859, received by Margt W. Outten 25.00
18 November 1859
By cash from Wm. Taylor on a/c of hire of Coatney for year 1859
received by Margt W. Outten 30.00
$249.19 $489.25
14 December 1859
To pd by T. N. Mercer part of account due to A. K. Meredith 263.00
31 December 1859
By cash from C. F. Grimes interest on bond recd by Thos. N. Mercer 24.00
1 January 1860
By cash received by Thos. N. Mercer from Merchants & Mechanics
Savings Bank of Portsmouth 1135.80
By cash received by Thos. N. Mercer from Portsmouth Sav Fund Soc. 409.20
By amt of note of Wm. R. Hanrahan received by Thos. N. Mercer 90.00
By cash from Bank of Virginia on payment of note of Pettijohn &
Hobday recd by Thos. N. Mercer 150.50
By cash from Merchants & Mechanics Sav Bk recd by Thos. N. Mercer 29.95
To pd Thos. N. Mercer legacy to his wife with interest paid by
T. N. Mercer 1545.00
6 January 1860
To pd J. B. Campbell for medicines etc paid by
Margaret W. Outten 1.50
By cash from Saml Hoffler for hire of John 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 100.00
By cash from Saml Hoffler for hire of Mary 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 71.00
By cash from Wm. M. Gisbon bal hire of Sol. 1859 recd Mrs. Outten 32.50
By bal. amt. sales made by Whitehead & Co. 45.94
By cash from E. W. Hardy for hire of Lambert 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 150.00
To pd by Margt W. Outten-Dr. Maupin's a/c 246.00
To pd by Margt. W. Outten-A. W. Wilson's a/c 91.88
Amounts to be carried forward $2396.57 $2728.14
January 1860
Amounts brought forward $2396.57 $2728.14
20 January 1860
To pd by Margt W. Outten a/c of H. Buff 30.15
To pd by Margt W. Outten a/c of H. Buff 15.77
To pd by Margt. W. Outten a/c of Jesse Culpepper's a/c 2.00
To pd by Margt. W. Outten a/c of Saml Hoffler's a/c 3.50
9 February 1860
By cash from Mr. Taylor bal hire Courtney received by Margt W. Outten 30.00
16 February 1860
By cash from Wm. B. Collins int: on bond of $1000 to Jany 1860
recd by Margaret W. Outten 60.00
By cash from Wm. B. Collins bal due on note for negro hire for 1858
recd by Margt W. Outten 64.05
By cash from Wm. B. Collins negro hire for the year 1859; received
by Margt W. Outten 120.90
By cash from Jas. W. Richardson, balance of negro hire for 1859
received by Margt W. Outten 18.75
20 February 1860
To pd by Margt W. Outten note with int due Margaret Chamberlain 196.54
3 April 1860
To pd by Margt W. Outten a/c of Dr. Barrand 2.00
7 April 1860
To pd by Margt W. Outten a/c M. F. Daughtrey 1.00
May 1860
To pd by Dr. Mercer a/c of D. D. Fiske 12.00
1 July 1860
By cash from Portsmouth Savings Fund Society drawn by
Margaret W. Outten 1413.37
By cash from Geo. R. Snead negro hire for 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 150.00
By cash from A. R. Meredith amt. due bill recd by Mrs. Outten 7.00
$2659.53 $4591.91
1 July 1860
By hire of Isaac from July 1859 to January 1, 1860 received by
Margaret W. Outten 55.87
By hire of Dolly from July 1859 to January 1, 1860 received by
Margaret W. Outten 18.00
By hire of Charlotte from July 1859 to January 1, 1860 received by
Margaret W. Outten 25.00
By hire of Mary from July 1859 to January 1, 1860 received by
Margaret W. Outten 17.00
26 July 1860
To pd by Margaret W. Outten bal due A. R. Meredith 358.43
To pd by Dr. Mercer a/c of G. W. Smith 5.00
To pd by Dr. Mercer a/c of Bohlken & Kearns 1.88
30 July 1860
To pd Geo. W. Grice, Mayor fine etc paid by Margt W. Outten 3.00
To pd by Margt W. Outten for clothes, blanket etc for Davy
in 1859 10.00
To pd by Margaret W. Outten for clothes, blanket etc for Cage
in 1859 10.00
31 July 1860
By cash from W. Molden negro hire for 1859 recd by Mrs. Outten 41.40
By cash for hire of Davy from July 1 to Jany 1860 recd by Mrs. Outten 55.87
1 August 1860
To paid by Margt W. Outten for necessary support of Old Mary
from 1 January to date at $4 per month 28.00
To paid by Margt. W. Outten for the necessary support of
Old Charity from 1 Januy to date at $4 per month 28.00
$3103.84 $4805.05
29 August 1860
To paid by Dr. Mercer post office a/c 1.70
To paid by Dr. Mercer med a/c 250.00
To paid by Dr. Mercer-Bob Butts a/c 15.00
To paid by Mrs. Outten-J. Murdaugh's a/c 10.00
To paid by Mrs. Outten-Com. fee 15.00
To 5 per cent Commissions on receipts 240.25
To Balance due estate 1169.26
$4805.05 $4805.05
Distributee a/c
29 August 1860
By balance due estate $1169.26
To due Margt W. Outten $389.75 1/3
To due T. N. Mercer in right of his wife Mary Jane 389.75 1/3
To due legal guardian of Margt A. W. Outten (orphan) 389.75 1/3
$1169.26 $1169.26
Commissioners Office Portsmouth Augt. 29, 1860
To Court of Hustings for City of Portsmouth:
Your Commissioner reports to the Court that on the date hereof T. N. Mercer and Margaret W. Outten executor & executrix of Wm. Outten decd; exhibited before your Commissioner a statement of all the money which they had received or become chargeable with or had disbursed. That the Commissioner embraced said executor and executrix in the list of fiduciaries whose accounts were before him for settlement, which was posted at the front door of the Court House of said City in pursuance of law, and on the date hereof made up and completed the foregoing account and finds of balance of $1169.26, which has been distributed to parties entitled according to Distributer account annexed. The account is supported by satisfactory vouchers and is herewith returned. That the said executor and executrix have given such bond as the law requires and is in a penalty and with securities sufficient.
Given under my hand as Commissioners of said Court on the day and year first aforesaid,
C. W. Murdaugh, Comr in Chy
At the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth held on the 4th day of December 1860
The foregoing account of T. N. Mercer Executor and Margaret W. Outten Executrix of William Outten decd filed in the Clerk's Office of this Court on the 21st day of December 1860 by C. W. Murdaugh Commissioner and no exceptions being filed thereto the same was examined and confirmed by the Court and ordered to be recorded.
Teste: Arthur Emmerson, c.c.

   193 M    iv. Kedar D. Manning [680] 80 was born in 1805 80 and died on 15 Sep 1822 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 80 at age 17.

   194 M    v. Absalom Judge Manning [210] 361,362,443 was born on 16 Mar 1807 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 80,443,444,445,446 and died on 16 Apr 1871 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 360,447 at age 64. The cause of his death was consumption.443

Noted events in his life were:

1. Deed: between A. Judge Manning & William H. H. Hodges, 27 Aug 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 448 Grantor: A. Judge Manning & Sopronia S. W., his wife
Grantee: William H. H. Hodges
Date of Deed: 27 August 1837 Date Recorded: 3 September 1837
Consideration: $300.00
Signatures or marks: A. Judge Manning S.S. W. Manning
W. H. H. Hodges, trustee
Witnesses: "blank"
Description: all that certain house, and lot of land situate in that part of Portsmouth called New Town and bounded follows: beginning at the east corner of Samuel Hoffler's lot and running thence westwardly along said lot one hundred and twenty feet to Henry Hall's lot, thence along said lot and Samuel Turner's lot forty five feet thence northwardly to James May's lot, thence along the said lot east one hundred and twenty feet to third street, thence along the said street southwardly to the beginning:
Other Pertinent Information: In Trust secure to the Merchants and Mechanics Saving Bank, Portsmouth, in Portsmouth, the payment of a negoble promissory note for three hudnred dollars dated the 27th day of August 1837, drawn and made by the said A. Judge Manning and payable to George W. O. Maupin at the Office of Discount and Deposit of the said Bank sixty days of the date thereof and endorsed by the said George W. O. Maupin. The said note having been discounted by the said Bank for the sole use and benefit of the said A. Judge Manning. Also to secure to said Bank the paymont of any and all notes which from time to time may be given in continuation or renewal of the said note either in whole or in part also secure the said George W. O. Maupin Endorser of the said note from all loss or damage which he may sustain by reason of his endorsement of the said note or by reason of the endorsement of any other note or notes which from time to time maybe given in continuation or renewal of the same, either in whole or in part. And the said A. Judge Manning covenants to and with the parties interested to keep the house on said lot insured for the benefit of said parties, until said note before mentioned and described shall be fully paid and satisfied. And it is understood agreed and herby expressed that when the said debt hereby secured shall be fully paid off and dischared that the Trustee herein named shall convey back the said house & lot hereby conveyed to him by the said A. Judge Manning for the term of his natural life with remainder in fee simple to the said Sophronia S. W. Manning.

2. Property: John Harper sells to A. J. Manning, slaves Bob & Jim, 16 Mar 1838, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 449 This Indenture made the 16th day of March 1838 between John Harper of the first part and A. J. Manning of the second part and William B. Manning of the third part. Whereas the said John Harper is justly indebted to the said William B. Manning in the sum of eight hundred dollars to be paid on the 25 day of April in 1838 (present year) as by a bond bearing date on the 16th day of March 1838 more fully appearing with the legal interest thereon accuring the said John Harper is willing and desirous to secure. Now this Indenture witnesseth that for and in consideration of one dollar of lawful money of Virginia to the said John Harper in hand paid by the said A. J. Manning at and before the sealing and delivery of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged. He the said John Harper hath given granted bargained sold aliened ? released confirmed and by these presents doth give grant bargain sell alien ? release and confirm to the said A. J. Manning his heirs and assigns forever negroes Bob and Jim and all the estate right will and interest of the said John Harper in & to the said granted or intended to be hereby granted slaves.
To have and to hold the said hereby granted or intended to be hereby granted slaves Bob and Jim unto the said A. J. Manning his heirs executors administrators & assigns forever to the only proper use and behoof of the said A. J. Manning his heirs executors administrators and assigns forever and the said John Harper for himself his heirs executors and assigns doth hereby covenant promise and agree to and with the said A. J. Manning his heirs executors and assigns forever in manner and form following, that is to say, that the said John Harper his heirs and assigns the aforesaid slaves unto the said A. J. Manning his heirs and assigns against all persons whatsoever shall and will warrant and forever defend by these presents. Upon trust nevertheless that the said A. J. Manning his heirs and assigns permit the said John Harper to remain in quiet and peaceful possession of the said slaves and take the profits thereof to his own use until default be made in the payment of the said sum of eight hundred dollars with interest either in whole or in part, and then upon this further trust, that he the said A. J. Manning or his heirs executors or administrators or assigns shall and will so soon after the happening of such default of payment as he is his heirs executors administrators or assigns my think proper or the said Wm. B. Manning his executors administrators or assigns shall request sell the said slaves Bob and Jim hereby conveyed to the highest bidder for the purpose and shall have given ten days notice in same public paper, shall sell for ready money the above named slaves and out of the monies accuring from such sale shall after satisfying the charges thereof and all other expenses attending the premises pay to the said Wm. B. Manning his executors administrators or assigns the said sum of eight hundred dollars with the interest which may therein lawfully have accured and the balance of any pay to the said John Harper his heirs executors administrators or assigns. But if the whole of the said sum of eight hundred dollars shall be fully paid off and discharged to the said Wm. B. Manning his executors administrators or assigns on or before the 20th day of April in the year 1828 when the same is payable so that mo default of payment of the said sum of eight hundred dollars be made, then this Indenture to be void or else to remain in full force and virtue.
In witness whereof the said parties to these presents have hereunto set their hands and affixed their seals the day and year first above written.
John Harper
A. J. Manning
Wm. B. Manning
Sealed and delivered in presence of
M. H. Manning
Jno. T. Manning
B. W. Palmer
In the Clerk's Office of Norfolk County Court 30 April 1838. This Indenture was proved by the oath of B. W. Palmer a subscribing witness thereto; and in the Clerk's Office aforesaid 3rd May 1838 was proved by the oath of M. H. Manning also a subscribing witness thereto; and in the Clerk's Office aforesaid 15 May 1838 was acknowledged by A. J. Maning a party thereto and in the Clerk's Office aforesaid 26 May 1838 was proved by the oath Jno. T. Manning the remaining subscribing witness thereto and admitted to record.
Teste: Wm. H. Wilson, c.c.

3. Deed: sells parcel of land to John Richardson, 8 Aug 1838, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 450 Grantor: Absalom J. Manning
Grantee: John Richardson Residence: Portsmouth
Date of Deed: 8 August 1838 Date Recorded: 11 August 1838
Consideration: $870.00
Signatures or marks: A. J. Manning
Witnesses: "blank"
Description: a certain piece or parcel of a lot of land in the Town of Portsmouth being a part of a lot no. 106 bounded as follows to wit: Beginning on the West side of Court Street at the north lineof the piece of said lot conveyed in 1837 by said Murdaugh to Wm. Forbes and running thence north on Court Street thirty two feet, thence West one hundred and twenty feet, thence south thirty two feet to Forbes line, thence East on Forbes line one hundred and twenty feet to the beginning on Court Street being the same lot piece or parcel of land which was conveyed to the said A. J. Manning by Jno. W. Murdaugh and wife bearing date on the 24th April 1838 and duly recorded in the Clerk's office of Norfolk County.

4. Deed: between Absalom J. Manning & William Outten, 14 Nov 1838, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 451 Grantor: Absalom J. Manning Residence: Portsmouth
Grantee: William Outten Residence: Portsmouth
Date of Deed: 14 November 1838 Date Recorded: 20 November 1838
Consideration: $1,800.00
Signatures or marks: A. J. Manning
Witnesses: "blank"
Description: all that tract of land lying and being in the Parish of Portsmouth containing two hundred and ten acres more or less bounded by the lands of Mr. Cocke, Wesley Richardson and other being the same which the said Absalom J. Manning purchased from James Murdaugh as trustee as will appear by deed bearing date 21 June 1828 and duly recorded.

5. Census: U.S., 1840, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 452 1 m, 30-40; 2 f under 10; 2 f, 20-30; = 6 whites. 19 slaves: 2 m under 5; 4 m, 24-35; 5 m 35-54; 4 f under 10; 1, 10-23' 1. 24-35; 2f, 36-54

6. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 453 Name: Absolam Manning
Residence: Portsmouth
Estate: fee simple Lot # 201
Town: Gosport
Value of building: 1,400.00 Value of lots & buildings: 1,600.00

7. Census: slave schedule, Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 454 A. J. Manning, 1 black male slave, age 10

8. Census: 1850 U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 358 A. J. Manning, age 43, male, clerk, value of real estate: 2,500, born in Va.
Sophrenia S. W. Manning, age 36, female, born in Va.
Margaret A. Manning, age 16, female, attended school within year
Mary H. Manning, age 14, female, attended school within year
Job P. Manning, age 2, male
Margaret Williamson, age 67, female, born in N.Y., blind
Sarah George, age 14, female, black, born in Va.

9. Occupation: clerk, Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 455

10. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 455

11. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1851, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 456 Name: Absolam Manning
Estate: fee simple Lot # 201
Town: Gosport
Value of building: 1,400.00 Value of lot & building: 1,600.00
Yearly rent of lots: 120 Tax: 3.46

12. Occupation: clerk, 3 Apr 1852, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 444 April 3, 1852--Letter of regret at the transfer of Commodore S. H. Stringham, commandant of the Yard, signed by ... A. Judge Manning, Clerk of the Yard....Charles Cassell, Master sail maker

13. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1852, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 457 Name: Absolam Manning
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 201 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 1,400 Value of lots & buildings: 1,600
Tax: 2.88

14. Deed: A. Judge Manning to wife, Sophronia S. W. , 4 Oct 1853, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 458 Grantor: A. Judge Manning
Grantee: Sophronia S. W. Manning
Date of Deed: 4 October 1853 Date Recorded: 4 November 1853
Consideration: of natural love & affection & $1.00
Signatures or marks: A. Judge Manning
Witnesses: B. W. Palmer, A. M. Tabb, & I. A. Denson
Description: all that certain house and lot of land situated in that part of the town of Portsmouth called Newtown, bounded as follows, beginning at the east corner of Samuel Hofflers lot and running thence westwardly along said lot one hundred and twenty feet to Henry Hall's lot, thence along said lot and Samuel Turner's lot forty five feet northwardly to James Mayo's lot, thence along the said lot eastwardly one hundred and twenty feet to third street, thence along the said street southwardly to the beginning (subject however to be held by the said A. Judge Manning for and during the time of his natural life).

15. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1853, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 459 Name: Absalom Manning
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 201 Town of Gosport
Value of building: 1,400 Value of lots & buildings: 1,600
Tax: 3.20

16. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1854, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 460 Name: Absolam J. Manning
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 201 Town of Gosport
Value of buildings: 1,800 Value of lots & buildings: 2,000
Tax: 4.40 Improved

17. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1855, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 461 Name: Absolom J. Manning
Residence: Portsmouth Estate: fee simple
Lot # 201 Town of Gosport
Value of buildings: 1,800 Value of lots & buildings: 2,000
Tax: 4.00

18. Election: Common Council, 9 Apr 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 462 Beacon--April 9, 1855
Common Council--Geo. W. Peete, Jos. N. Schoolfield, James W. Mathews, C. W. Murdaugh, Geo. R. Snead, James Guy, A. J. Manning, Robert T. Scott, Geo. S. Thompson, Isaac V. Pratt, Holt Wilson, Winchester Watts, Joseph H. Porter

19. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1856, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 463 Name: A. J. Manning Lot # 201
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

20. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1857, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 464 Name: A. J. Manning Lot # 201
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

21. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1858, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 465 Name: A. J. Manning Lot # 201
Estate: fee simple
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

22. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 466 Name: A. J. Manning Residence: Gosport
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

23. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1860, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 467 Name: A. J. Manning Residence: Gosport
Estate: fee simple Lot # 201
Town: Gosport
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot & building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

24. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 359 Absalom J. Manning, 52, male, clerk, value of real estate: 2,500; value of personal property: 50, born in Va.
Sophronia Manning, 44, female, born in Va.
Mary A. Manning, 23, female, born in Va.
Job P. Manning, 12, male, born in Va., attended school within year
Sophronia P. Manning, 9, female, born in Va., attended school within year
Fanny A. Manning, 6, female, born in Va., attended school within year
Matthew W. Manning, 3, male
Margt. Williamson, 75, female, value of real estate: 1,600; value of personal property: 100, born in N.Y.

25. Census: slave schedule, 1860, St. Bride's Parish, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 468 A. J. Manning, slaves
2-black females, age 25
1-black male

26. Residence: Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 469

27. Occupation: clerk , Jul 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 469

28. Land Assessement: Lot # 201, 1861, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 470 Name: A. J. Manning Residence: Portsmouth
Lot # 201 Town: Gosport
Value of building: 1,800 Value of lot including building: 2,000
Amount of tax on lot: 8.00

29. Census: 31 Aug 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 471 A. Judge Manning, age 62, male, white, clerk in Navy Yard, born in Va.
Sophronia S. W. Manning, age 55, female, white, keeping house, born in Va.
Job P. Manning, age 23, male, white, clerk in Navy Yard, born in Virginia
Sophronia R. Manning, age 17, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Fanny A. Manning, age 15, female, white, at home, born in Va.
Matthew W. Manning, age 12, male, white, at home, born in Va.
Mary H. Riell, age 32, female, white, lives with her father, born in Va., insane
Harry E. Riell, age 3, male, white,born in Florida
Margaret P. Williamson, 86, female, white, lives with son-in-law, born in New York, blind

30. Residence: Washington Street, Apr 1871, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 472

31. Occupation: clerk, 1871, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 443

32. Occupation: clerk of Gosport Navy yard, 1871, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 472

33. Bible: Death entry, 16 Apr 1871. 445 Manning Bible: Died April 16th 1871 at an early hour in the morning A. Judge Manning aged 64 years and one month. The last of five Brothers and of a family of seven children save one sister [Mary Ann Amelia]. May she be spared many years. S.B.K. [Steven Bartett Kenney.]

34. Obituary: The Herald, 18 Apr 1871, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 447,473,474 Absolom J. Manning. A. Judge Manning. Death of another venerable citizen. One by one the old land marks are passing away. We were grieved to learn yesterday of the demise of Mr. Absolom J. Manning, an old and well known citizen of our town, whose death took place at his home on Washington Street on Sunday night. The deceased was Clerk of Gosport Navy Yard for a long number of years and was esteemed and respected by all who knew him.

35. Letter: requesting to buy lot of land next to Mr. Myer's in Newtown, 25 Mar 1844, Gosport, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 475 Gosport, March 25/44
Dear Sir,
Please inform me per the (?) if you mentioned to your father what I wrote you sometime ago, about selling a lot of ground next to Mr. Myer's new house in Newtown and if he is will to dispose of that one, or the one next to it what he will take for either, or both of them--by attending to the above you will obey me
Very Respectfully
A. J. Manning
If he will sell at a price to suit/then execute a deed for the same and I will call at the office when you obey & pay

Absalom married Sophronia Sarah Wood Palmer [212] 357,358,359,360,361,362 [MRIN: 110], daughter of Captain Job Palmer [322] and Margaret Cummings [323], on 29 May 1847 in South Mills, Camden, North Carolina, USA 476,477.,478 Sophronia was born in 1817 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 358,359 and died on 13 Jun 1873 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 363 at age 56. The cause of her death was jaundice.364

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage/children: 365 Sophronia Sarah Wood Palmer, my mother, married A. Judge Manning of Norfolk County, State of Virginia, settled in Portsmouth, lert four children: Job Palmer, Sophronia Palmer, Fannie Annie and Matthew William Manning, children of her second husband, A. Judge Manning; and Margaret Palmer and Mary Hodges Manning children of William B. Manning, her first husband. My mother married two brothers. (A scrapbook page detailing many members of Palmer family and relations)

2. Marriage: 29 May 1847, Camden Co., North Carolina. 479,480 June 3, 1847---Married in Camden County, N.C. on the 29th ult. by John Richardson, Esq., Mr. A. J. Manning to Miss Sophron S. W. Manning, all of Portsmouth, Va.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Census: 1850 U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 358

2. Residence: Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 358

3. Census: 1860 U.S., Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 359

4. Residence: Jul 1860, Jefferson Ward, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 359

5. Census: 31 Aug 1870, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 367 Sophronia S. W. , age 55, female, white, keeping house, born in Va.

6. Obituary: 21 Jun 1873, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 368 June 21, 1873--Mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, widow of the late Judge Manning, Washington & Clifford

7. Oath of Administration: 9 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 369 Saturday, August 9th 1873
Present--The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge
Administration on the estate of Mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, deceased, is granted to James D. Brady, who made oath and together with George W. Fauth, his surety (who justified an oath as to his sufficiency) entered into and acknowledged a bond in the penalty of one thousand dollars with conditions according to law, which bond orderd to be recorded.

8. Appraisers: 9 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 370 Saturday, August 9th 1873
Present: The Hon. C. W. Hill, Judge
It is ordered that Charles M. Clark, Wm. H. Wilder, Wm. N. Eaton, S. B. Kenney and C. S. Sturtevant or any three of them, being first duly sworn, appraise in current funds the present estate of mrs. Sophronia S. W. Manning, deceased and make report.

9. Inventory & Appraisement: 14 Aug 1873, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 371 An Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of Sophronia S. W. Manning deceased
City of Portsmouth
Aug. 14, 1873
We the undersigned, Wm. A. Eaton, S. B. Kenney and Chas. H. Sturtevant who were appointed by the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth on the day, A.D. 1873 to appraise the personal estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased being first duly sworn, have appraised such Personal Estate as was produced to us, as follows:
Inventory of Articles
Basement
2 Tables $3.00 Stove $5. Safe $2. Chest .50 10.50
Stand .50 4 chairs 2.00 2.50
Sitting Room
Sideboard $3. Chair $1. Table $3. Stand $3. 10.00
Middle Hall
Table $3. 2 Chairs $1. Hall Lamp $2. 6.00
Parlor
Table $5. Sofa $6. Music stand $1. 12.00
5 Chairs $5. Carpet $10. Mirror $1.50 16.50
Entry or Upper Hall
Wardrobe $6.50 Trunk .50 Table .75 7.75
Back Chamber
Bedstead $4. Bedstead $1.50 Bureau $2. 7.50
Washstand .75 Clock $1.25 2.00
Total value carried forward 74.75
Amount of value brought forward 74.75
Front Chamber
Bedstead $7.50 Bureau $2.50 Washstand .50 10.50
Table $1 Feather Beds $40. Mattrasses $5.00 46.00
4 Pillows $10 2 Bolsters & Bed Covering $15. 25.00
8 Curtains $5. Carpet $5. Rug $2.50 12.50
$168.75
Wm. N. Easton
S. B. Kenney
Chas. N. Sturtevant
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, James D. Brady admin of the estate of Mrs. S. S. W. Manning deceased do certified that the foregoing inventory of the personal estate of Mrs. S. S. W. Manning, deceased embraces all the personal estate of said Mrs. S. S. W. Manning, deceased, which has come to my possession or knowledge, or which is under my management or subject to my authority, in my fiduciary character.
Jas. D. Brady
Admin
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
This 14th day of August 1873, personally appeared before me G. F. Edwards, a Commissioner in and for the City aforesaid Wm. N. Eaton, S. B. Kenney, Chas. H. Sturtevant who severally made oath that they and each of them, to the best of their ability, whould appraise such of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased, as may be produced to them; and a true inventory of the same, and the value thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
G. F. Edwards, Comm'r
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, G. F. Edwards the Commissioner of Accounts of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, do certify that the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased, as may be produced to them; and a true inventory of the same, and the value thereof, make and return according to law.
Given under my hand the day and year first above written.
G. F. Edwards, Comm'r
City of Portsmouth, to wit:
I, G. F. Edwards the Commissioner of Accounts of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth, do certify that the foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of S. S. W. Manning, deceased has been inspected by me and found to be in proper form, and I do on this 14th day of August 1873 approve the same.
G. F. Edwards
Commissioner of Accounts, Court of Hustings for the
City of Portsmouth
In the Clerks Office of the Court of Hustings for the City of Portsmouth August 14th 1873. The foregoing Inventory and Appraisement of the Personal Estate of Sophronia S. W. Manning dec'd returned & filed in the said Clerks Office this day by G. F. Edwards Commissioner of Accounts is admitted to record.
Teste: Jas. D. Brady, c.c.

   195 M    vi. John Thomas Manning [476] 481,482 was born in 1811 388 and died on 30 Aug 1850 at age 39.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Parent: 5th son of Mathew Manning.

2. Residence: 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 483

3. Inherit: Jan 1837, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 345 Inherits from father, Matthew Manning, one cow and calf

4. Obituary: Manning Family Bible, 14 Aug 1850, Norfolk Co., Virginia. Died on the 14th day of August 1850 at 2 o'clock in the morning after an illness of 40 days Mr. John T. Manning 5th son of Matthew Manning died in the 40th year of his age - leaving a wife and two sons, besides brothers and sisters along with many friends to mourn his departure - He was a good man and true friend and was a great sufferer - Peace to his memory God grant that we may meet him in heaven.

John married Mary H. Bartee [477] 483 [MRIN: 186], daughter of Andre Bartee [522] and Unknown, on 24 Dec 1832 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.483 Mary was born in 1814 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 484 and died in Nov 1842 484 at age 28. Other names for Mary were Margaret, and482 Polly.481

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: 24 Dec 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 485 Married on Monday evening last, by the Rev. Arthur Cooms, Mr. John T. Manning to Miss H. Bartee, all of Norfolk County.

2. Alt. Marriage: John T. Manning & Margaret H. Bartee, 19 Dec 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 486 19 December 1832. John T. Manning and Margaret H. Bartee, whose father Ardre Bartee is surety.

Noted events in her life were:

1. Residence: 1832, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 483

2. Obituary: Manning Family Bible, Nov 1842, Virginia. 487 Died in November 1842 Mary H. wife of Mr. Jno. T. Manning and daughter of Mr. Andre Bartee in the 29th year of her age leaving an affectionate husband and two sons. - Peace to her memory.

John next married Jane Francis Boushell [534] 160,488 [MRIN: 212] on 18 Oct 1849 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.488 Jane died on 5 Jun 1864.160 Another name for Jane was Fanny Bushell.160

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage-Minister's Returns: John T. Manning to Jane Francis Boushell, 18 Oct 1849, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 489 I hereby certify that inpursuance of license issued by the Clerk of the County Court of Norfolk Co., I have celebrated rites of matrimony between the following persons to wit:
John T. Manning to Miss Jane Fracis Boushell m. 18 Oct 1849
Stephen S. Barrett
Elder in the Christian Church
Norfolk Co.
May 23, 1850
Ret'd & Recorded

   196 F    vii. Mary Ann Amelia Manning [133] 490,491,492,493,494 was born on 31 Jul 1813 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 493,495,496 and died on 4 Apr 1886 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 80,493,497 at age 72. The cause of her death was bronchitis.498

Noted events in her life were:

1. Property: 19 Sep 1849, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 499 Sells lot and house in Gosport--James W. and Mary Ann Amelia Mathews sell house and lot in Gosport to Barnard O'Neil, "beginning at intersection of Lincoln and Second Street, and running along 2nd Street, north 60' to Samuel J. Staples lot, thence along said lot west 50' to Barnard O'Neil's lot, thence along said lot south 60' to Lincoln Street, thence along said street, east 40' to the beginning.

2. Census: U.S., 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 500 *living with husband, James W. Mathews & children

3. Census: U.S., Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 496 *see husband's record

4. Occupation: keeping house, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 496

5. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 496

6. Relatives: 1880, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. Grandniece Maggius Manning living with Mary, age 20, according to 1880 census.

7. Obituary: Apr 1886, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 497 Entered into death Sunday night, April 3rd, 1886, Maryann Amelia White Mathews, aged 72 years, 8 months, the last of a family of four brothers and two sisters whose fore-fathers settled upon Julians Creek in Norfolk County, Va. (17.00 inserted here) A good wife, mother and sister is gone. May we meet her in heaven.

8. Obituary: Apr 1886, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 501 Mrs. Mary Ann Mathews, grand-mother of Mr. Edward Cassell, who shot the saloon keeper of Norfolk, not long since, died Sunday night, it is thought from grief. Mrs. Mathews was 72 years old. Her funeral will take place from the residence of her son, Mr. Alex W. Cassell on Second street, today. [ Alex W. Cassell was her son in law, married to her daughter Mary Hodges White.]

Mary married Edwin White [134] 503,504 [MRIN: 65], son of William White [383] and Rose Hannah [384], on 14 Oct 1834 in North Carolina 80.,502 Edwin was born on 19 Oct 1793 in Norwich, , Norfolk, England,505,506 was baptized on 1 Nov 1793 in Norwich, , Norfolk, England, and died on 9 Jul 1837 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 506,507,508,509,510 at age 43.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage announcement: 20 Oct 1834, Norfolk, Norfolk (city), Virginia, USA. 502,511 Married--On Tuesday, October 13, at Lake Drummond Hotel, by Willie (Willis) McPherson, Edwin White to Miss Mary Ann Manning, youngest daughter of Matthew Manning, all of Norfolk County.

Marriage Notes: Lake Drummond Hotel is in North Carolina and seems to have been a favored location for marriages. The John B. Henley papers in the Library of Virginia note several marriages at this hotel of people from the Portsmouth area.

Noted events in his life were:

1. Occupation: 1837, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 506 He was a clerk in the Norfolk Naval Shipyard.

2. Obituary: 12 Jul 1837, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 512,513 Died on Sunday (July 9), Edwin White, one of the clerks at the Navy Yard, Gosport. A native of England, he had been a resident of this country for many years

3. Audit: His estate was audited, 15 May 1843, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 514 Audit of Estae fo Edwin White, deceased -Mary Annn White, Admin. Mentions paid Ransine White actt., coffin $19, sale of four negros brought $500.

Mary next married James William Mathews [152] 494,516 [MRIN: 66], son of Lodowick Mathews [1] and Barbara Smith [107], on 10 Oct 1847 in Norfolk Co., Virginia 80.,515 James was born from 1815 to 1816 in North Carolina 516,517,518 and died on 15 Nov 1880 in Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA 80,517 at age 64.

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Relatives: Sep 1847. His sister Susan married the previous month.

2. Marriage Bond: 10 Oct 1847, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 519 The day of the bond is unreadable on the copy. James W. Mathews & William Outten made the bond. Mary is listed as Mrs. Mary A. A. White (a widow). She was three years older than her husband. William Outten was the husband of her sister, Margaret.

3. Marriage-Minister's Returns: James W. Mathews to Mary Ann A. White, 10 Oct 1847, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 520 This certifies that the following named persons were joined together in the Holy State of matrimony according to the right & ceremonies of the Methodist Episcopal Church and the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia at the time state by me.
James W. Mathews and Mary Ann A. White married 10 October 1847
George M. Bain, elder
Methodist E. Church South
Portsmouth, Va.
Sept. 14, 1849
Pet'd & Recorded

Marriage Notes: "Married in Gosport."

Noted events in his life were:

1. Property: house in Gosport, 2 Apr 1850, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 521 James W. Mathews & Mary Ann Amelia, his wife, mortgage house to Portsmouth Saving Fund Society ($700.00) (property described in Book 77: 337, 2 April 1850)--Later deeds show son selling land 18 July 1887 to Lyons.

2. Census: U.S., Sep 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 522 James Mathews, age 33, male, ship carpenter, born in North Carolina
Mary A. Mathews, age 35, born in Virginia
Mary H. Mathews, age 14, female, born in Virginia, attends school
Rose E. Mathews, age 13, female, born in Virginia, attends school
James M. Mathews, age 2, male, born in Virginia
*daughters, Mary H. & Rose E. are actually the daughters of Mary A. Mathews first husband, Edwin White

3. Occupation: ship carpenter, 1850, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 518

4. Note: 1854, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 523 No record of election to Portsmouth City Council

5. Occupation: supervisor for the building of the sloop of war Constellation, 2 Aug 1854, Gosport Navy Yard, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 524 Argus--2 August 1854
The sloop of war Constellation--This vessel, now ready for launching at the Gosport Navy Yard, presents to the eye a structure of strength and capacity scarcely equalled in our Navy, in any vessel below a first-class frigate. Below, we give her dimensions and armament:
Length of the load water line--- 176' 5"
Length of the spar deck---- 182'
Length over-all----- 201' 6"
Depth of spar deck---- 28'
Beam, extreme--- 42' 2"
Height between gun deck & spar deck------ 6'
Height between berth & gun deck----- 5' 9 '
Tonnage-----1400
On her gun deck she has twenty-four ports, but will only mount twenty guns, sixteen of 68 pounders, and four long 32 pounders.
On her spar deck forward and aft. she will mount two 10-inch shell guns on pivots, carrying a ball weighing 120 pounds.
Her spars will be about the same as a second-class frigate, her main yard being 90 feet in length.
Her fastenings are of the strongest kind, her timbers unexceptionable. She takes her name from the old frigate Constellation, and has some of her timbers. It is perhaps worthy of remark, that her bolts, instead of being simply driven into the wood, are passed entirely through her timbers and rivetted, leaving no possible chance for the bolts to draw. This part of the work has been done under the supervision of James W. Mathews, Esq.
Mr. John L. Porter, the Master Ship Builder, who has supervised the construction of this sloop-of-war, may well be proud of his creation, for the Constellation will be the model sloop-of-war of the world.
She is to be launched on the 25th ist.----Portsmouth Globe

6. Election: City Council and served with his brother-in-law, Apr 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 462,525 April 9,1855 - MAYORALITY ELECTION, Portsmouth.
D. D. Fiske, American Party: 1st ward, 304; 2nd ward, 282.
J. S. White, Democratic Party: 1st Ward, 207; 2nd ward 229.
Fiske majority 150.

Beacon--April 9, 1855
COMMON COUNCIL. - Geo. W. Pette, Jos. N. Schoolfield, James W. Mathews, C. W. Murdaugh, Geo. R. Snead, James Guy, A. J. Manning, Robert T. Scott, Geo. S. Thompson, Isaac V. Pratt, Holt Wilson, Winchester Watts, JOseph H. Porter

Election of Council 1855. An election was held by the Sheriff of Norfolk County, at the Court House & Town Hall on the first Saturday in April 1855 for thirteen councilmen of the Town of Portsmouth, for the ensuing year which resulted in the election of the following gentlemen, viz:...James W. Mathews....Absolum J. Manning (brother of James Mathew's wife Maryanne.
On motion of J. V. Pratt, the appointments were left to the chair who announced the committees to consist as follows: Committee on Public Property...Jas. W. Mathews

7. Election: Common Council, 9 Apr 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 526 Beacon--April 9, 1855
Common Council--Geo. W. Peete, Jos. N. Schoolfield, James W. Mathews, C. W. Murdaugh, Geo. R. Snead, James Guy, A. J. Manning, Robert T. Scott, Geo. S. Thompson, Isaac V. Pratt, Holt Wilson, Winchester Watts, Joseph H. Porter

8. Election: City Sergeant, May 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 527 Elected while serving on City Council

9. Present: Meeting of City Council, 1 May 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 528

10. Election: unanimously elected town sergeant, 4 Jun 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 529 Argus--7 June 1855
James W. Mathews was unanimously elected Town Sergeant of Portsmouth, by the board of Common Council at their meeting Monday night.

11. Employment: City Sergeant, 5 Jun 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 530 Posted security. The William Outten mentioned in the reference was probably his sister-in-law Margaret W. Manning's husband.

12. Employment: City Sergeant, 15 Jun 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 531 Posted $1, 000 bond for appointment as City Sergeant

13. Employment: Town Sergeant, 8 Jul 1855, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 532 Enforced quaranteen of Steamship Ben Franklin that caused Yellow Fever epidemic in Portsmouth

14. Note: 6 May 1856, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 523 **Cary F. Grimes (Capt of Grimes Battery during Civil War) elected Town Sergeant
Meeting May 6, 1856 (lots of new council members) Next in order being the election of town sergeant, Jas. W. Mathews present incumbent stated that he had made no application because his bond does not expire until June. (This unclear) application werer read from Mssers. John P. Minter, Cary F. Grimes, naming his securities and Messers. James Thompkins and Oney H. Edwards. Mr. Thompson moved the vote be recorded. Agreed to and the question being called for resulted in the following vote, viz: for Grimes 8, for Minter 2, for Tompkins 1. Cary F. Grimes was declared duly elected Town Sergeant for the ensuing year. Meeting August 5, 1856. Police officer salary $33.33/mo + $1 per arrest. 4 officers.

15. Election: City Sergeant, 17 Nov 1858, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 533

16. Note: He owned a slave that died, 5 Nov 1859, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 534 Slave: Leah Race: colored Sex: female
Date of Death: 5 November 1859
Place of Birth: Portsmouth
Owner: Jas. W. Mathews
Informant: from owner

17. Census: U.S., 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 535 Jas. W. Mathews, age 43, male, occupation: contractor, value of real estate: 2,000, value of personal property: 1,000; born in Va.
Mary A. Mathews, age 43, female, born in Va.
Mary C. Mathews, age 21, female, born in Va.
Rosa Mathews, age 20, female, born in Va.
James Mathews, age 11, male, born in Va., attends school

18. Occupation: contractor, 1860, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 500

19. Ended Law Case: Sued, 1 Jan 1861, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 536 W. H. Morris sues James W. Mathews and James G. Hodges because they did not yet pay the $150 owed him for the hire of the negro Jeffrey for the year 1861

20. Census: U.S., 1870, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 537 He and his wife Mary Ann were living in the same househould with Mary Ann's daughter Rosa Kenney and her family; and her daughter Mary Cassell and her family.

James W. Mathews, age 52, male, white, occupation: wharf builder, born in Va.

21. Occupation: wharf builder, 1870, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 538

22. Note: 1876, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 539 Not on Council

23. Election: City Council, 2 Jul 1877, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 540

24. Employment: City Councilman, 5 Oct 1877, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 541

25. Employment: City Councilman, 1878, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA.

26. Employment: City Councilman, 19 May 1879, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 542 Also on June 18

27. Note: 1 Jul 1879, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 542 Not elected to Council. He died 16 mos later

28. Census: U.S., 1 & 2 June 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 516 James W. Mathews, white, male, age 60, married, occupation: carpenter, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Mary Ann Mathews, white, female, age 67, wife, married, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
James Mathews, white, male, age 32, son, married, occupation: carpenter, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Martha Mathews, white, female, age 29, wife, married, occupation: keeping house, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Willie Mathews, white, male, age 2, son, single, born in Va., father born in Va., mother born in Va.
Maggius Manning, white, female, age 20, grand-niece, single, insane, born in Va.,father born in Va., mother born in Va.

29. Occupation: carpenter, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 516

30. Residence: Gosport, 1850-1880, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. 543 "Gosport at that time was a fashionable place. The elite of the city lived there." Portsmouth People by John Forman, written in 1890.
From Portsmouth Star, March 14, 1911 and succeeding issues. Found in "Some Fugitive Items of Portsmouth and Norfolk County History," compiled by John C. Emerson, 1948; in Portsmouth City Library.

31. Residence: 56 Second Street, Jun 1880, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 516

32. Note: He died intestate, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. See deed of son.

33. Relatives: Henry Curtis, Portsmouth, Portsmouth (city), Virginia, USA. Kin to Henry Curtis. Need reference.

34. Obituary: 15 Nov 1880. Died November 15th, 1880, James W. Mathews at his residence on corner of Henry and 2nd St. [in the Gosport section of Portsmouth] Mr. Mathews was City Sargeant of this City during the yellow fever epidemic of 1855. He was also an active member of the Howard Association and rendered valuable service. He was, up to a few years before his death, a member of the City Council which as in everything required of him he performed his duty faithfully. His loss will be deeply mourned by many. He leaves a widow and one son, M. J. Mathews of this city. He was in his 65th year.

Matthew next married Judith Cherry [2508] 80,544,545,546 [MRIN: 25], daughter of Bryan Cherry [2503] and Mary Wilkins [2519], on 6 Aug 1823 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.240 Judith was born in 1785 544,547 and died on 13 Mar 1829 80,545,547 at age 44. Another name for Judith was Julia.546

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage Bond: 6 Aug 1823, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 548 Know all men by these presents, that we Matthew Manning & William B. Manning are held and firmly bound unto James Pleasants Jr., Esquire, Governor of this Commonwealth, in the just and full sum of one hundred and fifty dollars, to the payment whereof well and truly to be made to the said Governor, and his Successors in Office, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators firmly by these presents.---Sealed with our seals, and dated this 6th day of August 1823.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Matthew Manning and Mrs. Judith Manning now if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed and sealed in the presence of W. Langhorne, D.C.
M. Manning
W. B. Manning

Noted events in her life were:

1. Obituary: 20 Mar 1829, Portsmouth, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 549 Died---in her 45th year on March 13, 1829, Mrs. Judith Manning, consort of Matthew Manning, of the Southern Branch.
**(could this be second wife of Matthew Manning Jr.? His wife Mary Hodges died nine years earlier)

140. Elizabeth Manning [3024] 213,241 died after 1801.213

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Matthew Manning, 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 213 47 acres on the south side of Deep Creek purchased of Randolph Hodges
2 feather beds & furniture, 1 large pewter dish, 1-12 gallon pott, 1 smalldo, 1 suping table, 1 tea table, 1 side saddle, 1 cow & calf, 6 high flag bottom chairs
Good, chattels, household, kitchen & other furniture not willed away to be equally divided between daughter, Elizabeth Cherry & son, Matthew Manning

Elizabeth married Groves [3025] 213 [MRIN: 1021].

Children from this marriage were:

   197 F    i. Mary Groves [3026] 213,550 died after 1811.550

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Matthew Manning, 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 213 1 feather bed & furniture, 1 negro girl named Kate & her increase, 1 linen wheel, 10 pounds case at their marriage or full age

Mary married Richard Valentine [3031] 550 [MRIN: 1025] on 12 Jan 1811 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.551

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: Richard Valentine to Mary Groves, 12 Jan 1811, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 550 Richard Valentine to Mary Groves: 12 Jan 1811
Thomas Read, surety, makes oath Mary is of lawful age

2. Marriage Bond: Richard Valentine to Miss Mary Groves, 12 Jan 1811, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 552 Know all men by these presents, that we Richard Valentine and Thomas Read are held and firmly bound unto his excellency John Tyler, Esq; Governor or Chief Magistrate of the Commonwealth of Virginia, in just and full sum of one hundred & fifty dollars, to which payment well and truly to be made to our said Governor, or his successor, for the use of the said Commonwealth, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly and feveretty firmly by these presents--sealed with our seals, and dated this 12th day of Jany. one thousand eight hundred and 11.
The condition of the above obligation is such, that whereas there is a marriage shortly intended to be had and solemnized between the above bound Richard Valentine and Miss Mary Groves.
Now, if there be no lawful cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void, or else to remain in full force and virtue.
Rich'd (x his mark) Valentine
Tho. (x his mark) Read
Executed in the presence of
Tho. Godman

   198 F    ii. Margaret Groves [3027] 213,553 died after 1806.553

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherit: from grandfather, Matthew Manning, 1801, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 213 1 feather bed & furniture, the bed that I lye on, 1 negro girl named Rachel, 10 pounds cash at their marriage or full age

Margaret married Thomas Red [3030] 553 [MRIN: 1024] on 30 Jan 1806 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.554

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: Thomas Red to Margaret Groves, 30 Jan 1806, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 553,555 Thomas Red m. Margaret Groves: 30 Jan 1806
Married to Rev. Robert Cox, minister's return

Elizabeth next married James Cherry [3028] 213,241 [MRIN: 1022] on 24 Dec 1793 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.242

Noted events in their marriage were:

1. Marriage: James Cherry to Mrs. Elizabeth Groves, 24 Dec 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 241 James Cherry m. Mrs. Elizabeth Groves, 24 Dec 1793
Sur. Matthew Manning

2. Marriage Bond: James Cherry to Mrs. Elizabeth Groves, widow, 24 Dec 1793, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 556

141. Matthias Manning [1190] 138 died after 1800.138

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from father, Mikel Manning--all the rest of his estate, 13 Dec 1800, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 138 *Matthias is also named executor of his father's will

Matthias married.

Children from this marriage were:

   199 M    i. Mikel Manning [1191] 138 died after Dec 1800.138

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Mikel Manning--$25.00, 13 Dec 1800, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 138

2. Residence: Dec 1800, North Carolina. 138

   200 M    ii. Willis Manning [1192] 138 died after Dec 1800.138

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from Mikel Manning--$5.00, 13 Dec 1800, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 138 *note--Mikel Manning does not state whether Willis is a grandchild or not. I'm working off that assumption until I can find further documentation to prove the relationship

Willis married Lydia Ives [506] 558 [MRIN: 203] on 11 Jul 1799 in Norfolk Co., Virginia.557

   201 F    iii. Margaret Manning [1193] 138 died after Dec 1800.138

Noted events in her life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Mikel Manning--$20.00, 13 Dec 1800, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 138

142. Daughter Manning [1194] .138

Daughter married Taylor [1195] 138 [MRIN: 446].

The child from this marriage was:

   202 M    i. John Taylor [1196] 138 died after Dec 1800.138

Noted events in his life were:

1. Inherits: from grandfather, Mikel Manning--$12.00, 13 Dec 1800, Norfolk Co., Virginia. 138


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