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Family: IMMIGRANT William Edwards, Sr. / Elizabeth Breazeale (F518495906)  [1, 2

m. Yes, date unknown


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  • Father | Male
    IMMIGRANT William Edwards, Sr.

    Born  1694  Charles City, Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Abt 1757  Bedford Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Married  Yes, date unknown  Lunenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Father   
    Mother   

    Mother | Female
    Elizabeth Breazeale

    Born  Est 1695  Likely Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Father   
    Mother   

    Child 1 | Male
    + John Edwards

    Born  1734  Lunenburg Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1774  Lunenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  'Dorcia' Lane | F518495905 
    Married  c 1798   
    Spouse  Martha Mrs. John Edwards | F860 
    Married     

    Child 2 | Male
    William Edwards, Jr.

    Born  1721  Lunenburg, Virginia [Later Halifax] Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  1780  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     
    Spouse  Elizabeth Barksdale | F8842 
    Married     

    Child 3 | Male
    Richard Edwards

    Born  2 Mar 1726  Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  11 Apr 1819  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Buried     

    Child 4 | Female
    Elizabeth Edwards

    Born  1725  Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location
    Died  Yes, date unknown   
    Buried     

  • Notes  Married:
    • Daughters Agnes b. 1729 and Hannah b. 1731 not traced.

  • Sources 
    1. [S10] R.W. Ryan.
      PERSONS TRANSPORTED BY ADAM THOROWGOOD: "Capt Adam Thoroughgood, 5350?
      Raymond Ryan
      to me,
      >>> William Edwards transported in the ship Hopewell, year 1629, by Capt. Adam Thorowgood (shown below).
      >>> Of note is that William Edwards arrived in 1629, not 1635. Heretofore records mistakenly show events in the new World for William Edwards beginning in 1635, assuming he arrived in the Colony that year. But, in effect, the 1635 record is the year Capt. Adam Thorowgood applied for his land bounty for paying William Edwards' passage.
      >>> Further, Edward Reynolds, Jon Reynolds, and Arthur Eggleston are also included in the list of voyagers for whom Capt. Adam Thorowgood had paid their transportation.
      >>>> PERSONS TRANSPORTED BY ADAM THOROWGOOD:
      >>> "Capt Adam Thoroughgood, 5350 acs, lying Nly upon Chesopean Bay, to begin at the first Cr. of that river, running to a broad cr. that shooteth behind a long point of land Wly, into the maine land Ely, up the Riv. to a little island shooting into Chesopean Riv., E. upon the same, this land lying upon the west side & if in case these bounds or neck of land does not include the sd. 5350 acs, then he shall measure upon the first sd. Cr. soe farr as the remainder of his sd. acs. shall extend. Sd. land granteds at the especiall recommendation of him from their Lordshipps and other his Majesties most Honble. private Counsell to the Govr. & Counsell of State of Va. 24th of June 1635. Also due as followeth: 50 acs. for his personal adv. 50 acs for per adv of his wife Sarah Thorowgood & 5350 acs. for trans. of 105 persons. Trans. of himselfe, wife Sarah, and Thomas Thorowgood, Franceis Newton, James Leading, Stephen Bernard, Joh. Newarke, Edward Pitts, Rich. Jenerie, Wm. Edwards, Dennis Russell, John Bernards, Jon. Waters, Jos. Leake, Thomas Brooks, Jon. Moise, Jon. Penton, Edward Parish, Thomas Melton, AUGUSTINE WARNER (George Washington's 2d great grandfather), Tho. Chandler, Andrew Chant, John Persie, Edward Wallis, Thomas Boulton, Robert Heasell, Richard Johnson, Margaret Bilbie, Jane Proseer, Jane Westerfield, Ann Spark, Susan Colson, in the "Hopewell" in 1629; John Harris, John Lock, Andrew Boyer, Thomas Boyer in the "True Love" in 1628; Thomas Keeling, Rachel Lane in the "Hopewell" 1628; William Hines, Edward Reynolds, Wm. Hookes, Edward Palmer, Edward Jones, John Dyer in the french ship in 1629, Victo Fraford, Casandra Underwood, Merciful Halley, Ann Long, Dorothy Wheeler, Ann Allerson, in the "Africa"; Eliz. Gosmore in the "Christpopher & Mary"; Franceis Bramly in the "Ark"; John Writt, Wm. Fawne, Wm. Was, George Mee, Gilbert Gye, John Enies, James Wilson, Daniel Hutton, Wm. Gastrock, Wm. Speed, Jon. Reynolds in the "Hopewell" in 1633; Jon. Wakefield, James Belly, Patrick Blacock, Stephen Swaine, John Cowes, Ann Boulton, in the "Bona Adventure" in 1634; Wm. Fletcher in "Middleton" in 1634; Robert Westwell in the "Merchants Hope" in 1634; Robert Spring in the "John & Dorothy"; Adam Thorowgood, Edward Windham, Cob. Howell, Tho. Creaser, Henry Hill, Roger Ward, Jon. Withers, Wm. Holton, Wm. Kempe, Humphrey Heyward, Jon. Alporte, Symond Stanfield, Robert Gainie, Thomas Smith, George Whitehead, Henry Franklin, Jon. Hill, Joseph Sedgewick, Arthur Eggleston, Richard Poole, Jon. Holton, Stephen Withers, Christ. Newgent, Jon. Brewton, Thomas Atmore, Mary Hill, Henry Wood in the "John & Dorothy" in 1634; Wm. Burroughs, Ann Burroughs, Ann Whitthorne, Eliza. Creaser, Eliza Curtisse, Mary Hill, Jr. Wm. Atkins." Others Transported or Arriving on a Thorowgood ship: Thomas Marshall transported by Capt. Adam Thoroughgood 1635, county unknown; Thomas Keeling transported himself and Ann his wife on the "John & Dorothy" in 1634 (note Thomas Keeling came to the colony early transported by Adam Thorowgood on the "Hopewell" in 1628).

    2. [S10] R.W. Ryan, http://genforum.genealogy.com/edwards/messages/12224.html.
      The premise that the wife of William Edwards was Elizabeth Barksdale has not been proven due to a question concerning a birth that would have occurred about 2 years prior to their marriage (see William Edwards, Jr. below). (The marriage of 'a' William Edwards to Elizabeth Barksdale occurred on February 19, 1762 in Lunenburg Co., Va.)

      A. William Edwards, Jr., was born abt. 1760.

      B. John Edwards, Sr. b. abt. 1762; d. abt. 1848; m. Martha (some believe it was Martha Elizabeth Rainey. If so the marriage was on June 29, 1785, Brunswick Co., Va.). The will of John Edwards does not give his wife's maiden name. It is in Book-22-P. 220, Recorded Dec. 1848, Halifax Co., Va.
      John Edwards, Sr. left 17 slaves to Martha, his wife, and they had the following five children:

      a. James M. Edwards, Sr. b. 1799 m. Elvira B. Boley b. 1809 (my line). They had 10 children and, in the 1850 Census, the oldest was Elizabeth, 19 years of age; the youngest was Montigh, 1/2 year old. In his father' will, James M. Edwards, Sr. had a debt forgiven and was left $1.

      b. John Edwards, Jr. was to share in 1/3 of his father's estate with family except for James Edwards and Susan W. Edwards Scott. John Edwards, Jr.'s children were left 1/3 of their grandfather's (John Edwards Sr.) estate.

      c. William Edwards was to share in 1/3 of his father's estate same as his brother, John Edwards, Jr., above.

      d. Susan W. Edwards m. Robert M. Scott on Dec. 19, 1831, Halifax Co., Va. Robert Scott was left $1 per the will of Susan's father, John Edwards, Sr.

      e. Sarah Edwards m. Clemente Lipscombe on Dec. 23, 1811, Halifax Co., Va. Sarah Edwards Lipscombe was left 1/3 of her father's estate.

      D. Richard Edwards b. abt. 1765; d. 1819; m. Rhoda Tabor on Nov. 12, 1800, Halifax Co., Va.


      C. Claiborn Edwards b. abt. 1763 in Halifax Co., Va.; d. Dec. 1844 in Warren Co., Ky.; buried unmarked grave, Mitchell McCoy's Farm, Warren Co., Ky.; m. Dorothy (Dolly) Wiley on Dec. 8, 1801 in Halifax Co., Va.


      E. Elizabeth Edwards b. 1770; m. John Edwards (of another Edwards family) on Oct. 24, 1791, Halifax Co., Va.

      F. Mary Ann Edwards b. abt. 1774; d. 1846; buried Old Beech Presbyterian Church, Summer Co., Tn.; m. John Boyd on Nov. 7, 1801, Halifax Co., Va.

      G. Theodocia Edwards b. abt. 1776 in Bedford Co., Va.; m. Isham Hall Lain, b. Feb. 28, 1782 in Campbell Co., Va.; on Jan. 29, 1815, Halifax Co., Va. (NOTE: Campbell Co., Va. was formed from Bedford Co., Va. in 1782. Therefore Theodocia (sometimes spelled Theodosha) actually lived in the same area as her husband-to-be. They didn't move; the boundaries changed.)