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Hannah Crew/Crews/Crewes[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Female Est 1655 - 1702  (~ 47 years)


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  • Name Hannah Crew/Crews/Crewes 
    • Hannah Crew has been accepted as the wife of Giles Carter by the Colonial Dames of the 17th Century
    Born Est 1655  Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1702  Varina, Henrico, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I13959  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of Giles Carter of Henrico, Descendants of Richard 'Gunsmith' Carter
    Last Modified 23 Apr 2020 

    DNA Tests  7 people have linked a DNA test to Hannah Crew/Crews/Crewes 

    Father Captain James Crew/Crews/Crewes,   b. Abt 1630, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jan 1677, Jamestown, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Mother Consort of James Crew/Crews,   b. Abt 1640, Prob. Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F540  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Giles1 Carter,   b. 24 Apr 1635, Cirencester, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1700/01, Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years) 
    Notes 
    • HENRICO COUNTY DEEDS 1677-1705 There is due to Giles Carter, 800 acres for inportation of these persons: ......John Green......1 Jun 1687.

    Children 
    +1. Suzannah 'Susan' Carter,   b. Abt 1674, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Mary Carter,   b. Abt 1673, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1732, Henrico Co., Virginia or Rowen, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years)
    +3. Theodorick2 Carter,   b. 23 Jul 1676, Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1737, Prince Edward Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)
    +4. Hannah Ann Carter,   b. Abt 1677, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1767, Powhatan, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 90 years)
    +5. Giles2 'of Henrico' Carter, Jr.,   b. Abt 1681, Turkey Island, Henrico Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1742, King George Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
    Last Modified 11 Jan 2021 
    Family ID F4370  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Article Hannah Crewes
    Article Hannah Crewes
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    THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY Volume 4 For the Year Ending June 1897 Captain James Crews, of Turkey Island, Henrico County; Will Bequests to Various member of the Giles Carter Family.  Henry Isham, Sr. Notes.
    THE VIRGINIA MAGAZINE OF HISTORY AND BIOGRAPHY Volume 4 For the Year Ending June 1897 Captain James Crews, of Turkey Island, Henrico County; Will Bequests to Various member of the Giles Carter Family. Henry Isham, Sr. Notes.
    VaMagazine-jun-1997.pdf
    ADVENTURERS OF PURSE AND PERSON Fourth Edition Volume Two THE PRICES of VIRGINIA
    ADVENTURERS OF PURSE AND PERSON Fourth Edition Volume Two THE PRICES of VIRGINIA
    adventurers_of_purse_and_Person-1607-1624-5.pdf
    Hannah Crew and Giles Carter
    Hannah Crew and Giles Carter
    13959Hannah Crew Carter.jpg
    Giles and Hannah Crew Carter
    Giles and Hannah Crew Carter
    13959Hannah-Crew-Carter.gif
    Newspaper Article Giles, John, Theodorick Carter
by John Kent Cabaniss
203 Keith Rd.
Newport News, Virginia 23606.
    Newspaper Article Giles, John, Theodorick Carter by John Kent Cabaniss 203 Keith Rd. Newport News, Virginia 23606.
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    Histories
    Giles Carter Lineage
    Giles Carter Lineage
    giles carter.pdf
    Giles and Hannah Crew Carter
    Giles and Hannah Crew Carter
    13959Hannah Crew Carter.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S48] Ancestry Link.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/2723728/person/6016650231
      Carter/Collie Tree: The daughter of James Crews and his wife Moriah Bland, who is said to be a Cherokee Indian, is Hannah Crews; her parents are recorded to be John Bland 1580-1655 and another unnamed Native American Cherokee; Said marriage to Captain James Crewes is reported at 1635 to Hannah, d/o John and Moriah Bland

    2. [S100] Internet Source, http://www.vagenweb.org/shenandoah/bacons_rebellion.html.
      James Crewe listed as Hanged for his part in Bacon's Rebellion

    3. [S50] Colonial Wills of Henrico Co., VA , http://reynoldspatova.org/browsemedia.php?mediasearch=Colonial_Henrico_Wills002.pdf+&mediatypeID=&tngpage=&tree=reynolds1&tnggallery=.
      Hannah granted probate of will of husband Giles Carter Will of Giles Carter; p 58

    4. [S80] Google Books, https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1312660163.
      Shawnee Heritage [See Documents]

    5. [S107] Family Histories, http://ncccha.org/pdf/price/thepricefamily.pdf.
      Compiled by Kathleen Neal Dawson, 2008

    6. [S246] Maps, https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3880.ct000370/.
      A map of the most inhabited part of Virginia containing the whole province of Maryland with part of Pensilvania,[sic] New Jersey and North Carolina.
      Can be enlarged to show rivers, creeks, counties.

    7. [S100] Internet Source, Map of Formation of Virginia Counties 1615-present http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~george/countyformations/virginiaformationmaps.html.

    8. [S160] Correspondence, Nancy Simmons.
      Nancy Simmons, Nov 2017
      to me

      I checked the other day and didn?t see a Webb family DNA group. Hopefully there will be soon.
      One reason I got my son to do the DNA was because of the Carters. I am fascinated with the origins of Hannah ? Crews, that married Giles. It is true that if James Crews? partner had been white they would have been hauled into bastardy court when his partner became pregnant. The older family stories assume that she had to have been Native American because James Crews owned slaves so she could not have been black. So silly! Even free blacks sometimes owned slaves. His partner could have been a slave. I tried to trace Hannah?s daughters forward so we could find Hannah?s Mt-DNA, but lost them after about 2 generations.
      So, David?s DNA came back from Ancestry and the other type I sent to FTM-DNA (not the Y-DNA test) and he has absolutely no Native American but a small amount of ?North African? ? Whatever that means. The Simmons Y-DNA administrator tells me that not enough people have tested yet for those small percentages to be accurate, but someday it may mean something. Right now it seems that either James Crews was not Hannah?s father or her mother was some sort of Arab or Moor. Below is what I have on Giles and his son Theodoric.

      · Apr 1653 Mr Wm Fry used Giles Carter and 14 others as headrights to patent 750 acres of land on the "Chichamony" River- Cavaliers & Pioneers, Vol I, Nugent, p276

      · 1676 Will of John Rowen gives Giles the use of a house for 1 year and certain livestock including a cow and pigs.- Weisiger, Colonial Wills of Henrico Co, VA 1677-1737, p 219

      · Will of James Crewes of Turkey Island written 23 Jul 1676 makes bequests to Giles Carter, his wife Hannah and all their children. Crewes was about to be hanged for his part in Bacon's Rebellion. Crews' English relatives contested the will saying, " James Crewes had no 'lawful' wife or child." It is surmised that Hannah was Crews daughter by either an Indian woman or a Negro. (family DNA has zero Native American ethnicity but 1% North African) Had Hannah's mother been white, Crews and she would have been hauled into court for bastardy but those laws didn't apply if the woman was of a different race.- Some Southern Col Fam, Avant, p 154 June. For the Bastardy laws in Virginia see Anne Orwood's Bastard. Weisiger, Colonial Wills of Henrico Co, VA,1677-1737, p 9

      · 2 Jun 1679, Census for Turkey Island lists Giles Carter with 6 thithables (males 16 or over, and later also included female slaves or indentured servants.) Wm & Mary Qtly Vol V, p731

      · April 1680 deposition of Giles CARTER, aged about 46. [Order Book & Wills 1678-1693, p 57]

      · Oct 1688, 1780 acres on White Oak Swamp patented by Robert Woodson, Sr, Giles Carter, Richard Ferris, William Ferris and Roger Comeings jointly, but Wm Ferris and Roger Comeings never paid so the whole tract went to Woodson, Carter and Richard Ferris. Carter's part is next to the swamp where John Watson lives and next to Hambleton on the north side of the swamp- 600 Acres. recorded 2 Jun 1690- Weisiger, Henrico Deeds 1677-1705 , p57

      · Deposition given in Henrico county records in June 1680- Giles Carter declared that he was 46 years of age- Henrico Deeds 1677-1705, Weisiger, p 148

      · 25 Feb 1684, Giles and Hannah of Varina Parish Henrico sold some land on Turkey Isl. to Wm Randolph- L20 for 50 acres. And bought other land on Turkey Isl. mill run next to Wm Cocke and his brother John-L25 for 29 acres- ibid p 27, 28

      · 25 Feb 1684 Wm Cocke of Henrico sold 500 acres on Turkey Island, Mill Run to Giles- Avant, Some Southern Families, p 147

      · 1684: August 24, 1684. William Randolph, of Varina Parish, Henrico County, Gent., from Giles Carter and Hannah x, his wife, of Parish and county aforesaid, 20 pound sterling for 60 acres, which was by the last will and testament of Capt. James Crewes given unto said Giles and Hannah Carter, being part of ye dividend of land or plantation at Turkey Island of which said Crewes died seized, which tract of land or plantation is since purchased by said William Randolph of ye heir and executor of said Crewes, deceased, as by conveyance. Recorded April 1, 1685. [Valentine Papers, vol. iii, Randolph Family, p1392

      · ?1685: Wm Randolph, of Varina Parish, Henrico Co. Gent, from Giles Carter & Hannah __[x], his wife, of Parish & Co. afsd. 20pds strl. 60 a. which was by the last will & testatment of Capt. James Crewes [dated 23 August 1676] given unto sd. Giles & Hannah Carter being part of ye dividend of land or plantation at Turkey Island of which sd. Crewes died seized, wch. tract seized, wch. tract of land or plantation is since purchd. by sd. Wm. Randolph of ye heir & exor. of sd. Crews, decd. as by conveyance dated 24 Augt. 1684. Recd. 1 April 1685?. Ibid. p. 302 [Valentine Papers p. 1380]

      · 1 Feb 1685 was appointed by the court at Varina to appraise the estate of John Clyburn- ibid

      · 15 Mar 1685 Deposition of Robert Billington stated that Giles Carter had won 500 lbs of tobacco in a dice game.- Henrico Co. Records, Vol 2, p229

      · 4 Feb 1686 Giles was appointed surveyor for highways but he testifies that he is ancient, weak and sickly and asks to be released ( He was 52!). ibid

      · 1 Jun 1687 appointed to appraise and divide the estate of Will Humphrey- ibid

      · Court at Varina Jun 1687 granted Giles Carter 800 acres for the importation of 16 persons. Carter, W,G.H, Giles Carter of VA, p 41

      · In Oct 1687 Giles Carter with Richard Ferris and Robert Woodson patented 1780 acres in White Oak Swamp on Barr Hill and Deep Run, Varina- Tidewater Va Fam, Davis p 304, Valentine Vol I p451

      · 1 Aug 1694 Deed of gift to sons Theodorick and Giles- Index to Henrico Colonial Records Vol 2 p 201
      Theodoric

      · 2 Mar 1701, Theodorick of Henrico conveyed 50 acres in Henrico whereon said Carter dwells on N side of James River in place known as "Low Ground, adjoining land of said Carter's father Giles, decd, running along Turkey Island Run and given said Carter by his father Giles Carter-Valentine Vol III, p 1083

      · Will made 22 Jul 1736, probated first Monday in Apr 1737 in Henrico. Names wife Elizabeth, son Theodrick, son John, and daughter Mary. St Peter's Parish records the birth of another daughter weeks after the will was made, "Elizabeth, daughter of Theodrick and Elizabeth Carter, born Aug 22, bap Sep 26, 1736" - Giles Carter of VA, Gen Wm Giles Harding Carter, USA, Lord Baltimore Press, Balt, MD 1909, Also Henrico County Deed, Wills 1725-1737 No 1, Part 1,p 606, Library of VA, also VA Colonial Abstracts. Vol XXI, Henrico CO, Fleet p 80
      From: Mary Frances Eggleston [mailto:mfeggleston@gmail.com]
      Sent: Thursday, November 16, 2017
      To: Nancy Simmons
      Subject: Re: Comments
      Mary Frances Eggleston
      to Nancy
      Nancy,
      My mother was a Carter descendant, so my dna [family finder] matched to Lemuel/Richard 'tailor' Carter. I did not pursue the other tests, as it would go to female lines. I do not show any Native American, all British; however another cousin had 23 & me, and hers did show a smidgen of Native American. It is my understanding that after so many generations, it would not show. DNA is not my strong suit, but we absolutely see two different dna groups for the descendants of the two sons of Giles Carter. Theodorick is one group, and Giles Jr. descendants test to another group. There are only a couple of reasons this would happen. My group is to Theodorick's dna.

      I do not have a theory about Hannah Crews; I have collected theories by genealogists much more talented than I am, and it makes sense that she may have been an Indian. But, I believe it is clear Giles had more than one wife and possibly other children not mentioned in his will. DNA studies make this an exciting time for genealogists.

      Thank you for your Carter info. I thought I had pulled every piece of paper available for them, but I had not seen these references -
      1 Feb 1685 was appointed by the court at Varina to appraise the estate of John Clyburn- ibid
      15 Mar 1685 Deposition of Robert Billington stated that Giles Carter had won 500 lbs of tobacco in a dice game.- Henrico Co. Records, Vol 2, p229

      That makes him seem human! With your permission I will post your info.
      http://www.reynoldspatova.org/getperson.php?personID=I7119&tree=reynolds1
      This is a link to my mother's data.
      Thanks again,
      me

    9. [S89] Facebook.
      Vickie Carter McKinley
      It looks like very little is known about Theodor. "Theodor Carter married a woman named Joane sometime before October 1633 (a child named Mary, daughter of Theodor Carter was baptised at Cirencester in October 1633 and was not named as a base child).
      Given that he married before 1633, it is likely that Theodor was born before 1613.
      Theodor Carter was buried at the church of St John the Baptist, Cirencester, Gloucestershire on 23 July 1643"