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Cornelius Reynolds[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male Bef 1680 - 1734  (~ 54 years)

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  • Name Cornelius Reynolds 
    • Note: Relationship with the Longs; Jennet Long is said to be the wife of John Reynolds in Culpeper Co., VA
    Born Bef 1680  Rappahannock River in Old Rappahannock /Essex/Caroline, Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1734  Essex Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I11629  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 30 Sep 2017 

    Father William Reynolds,   b. Abt 1655, Richmond, Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Oct 1700, Richmond, Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 45 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Tinsley,   b. Abt 1660, Lancaster Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1676 
    Family ID F3618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Martha Margaret Beasley,   b. Abt 1695, Essex Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1753, Brumfield Parish, Culpeper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 58 years) 
    • Daughter Sarah not named in Mother's Will; prob. dec'd.
    +1. Ann 'Annie' Reynolds,   b. Abt 1725, Essex Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Feb 1810, Orange Co., Virginia [later Culpeper] Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years)
    +2. Elizabeth Tinsley Reynolds,   b. Abt 1714, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Culpepper, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. William s/o Martha Beasley Reynolds,   b. Est 1722, Essex Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1753, Essex Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 30 years)
    +4. Cornelius2 s/o Cornelius Reynolds, Jr.,   b. Abt 1725,   d. Bef 1753, Orange, Culpeper Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 28 years)
     5. Martha Margaret Reynolds,   b. Est 1718, Essex Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Mary Reynolds,   b. Est 1728, Essex Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Sarah Reynolds,   b. Est 1722, Essex Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 18 Jul 2021 
    Family ID F3627  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Histories
    1819 Virginia Chancery Cause Cornelius Reynolds Family
    1819 Virginia Chancery Cause Cornelius Reynolds Family
    1819Chancery11629Cornelius Reynolds.pdf
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  • Sources 
    1. [S40] Will.
      1730-1735 Essex County Virginia Will Book No. 5; {Antient Press}: Page 320-231
      IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN the fifteenth day of Aprill in the year of Christ one thousand seven hundred & thirty & four I CORNELIUS REYNOLD of Essex County being weak in body but of perfect sence memory thanks be to God for the same do make & ordain this my last will & Testament as followeth viz.
      Item I give & bequeath to my Son WM REYNOLD all my land whereon I now dwell after my wifes decease & if he should dye without heir the same to my Son CORNELIUS & if he should dye without heir then the same to return to my Daughter SARAH & if she should dye without heir then the same to be Equally divided amongst my three daughters Vizt. ANNE, MARGARETT and MARY.
      Item I give to my five daughters vizt. ELIZABETH, ANNE, SARAH. MARGARETT MARY twelve shillings a piece to buy them each of them a gold ring before they come to ye age of Eighteen Except ELIZA. which already past that age.
      Item I give to MARTHA my beloved Wife all the rest of my Estate both real & personall during her natural life not to be Interuped or called to account by any person for the same provided she never marry but and if she should marry then my will is that my sd Estate be Immediately equally divided amongst my six children vizt. WILLIAM. CORNELIUS, ANNE., SARAH, MARGARETT MARY, And do constitute & ordain my sd Wife sole Executrix of this my last will & Testament, IN WITNESS whereof I have sett my hand & seal the day & year above written.
      In presents of us BLOUMFEILD LONG, Cornelius Reynolds
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the xviiith day of February MDCCXXXIV This last Will and Testamt. of Cornelius Reynolds decd was presented in Court by Martha Reynolds the Exx, therein named who made oath thereto and being also proved by the oaths of John Long Blomfield Long two of the witnesses thereto was admitted to record
      pp. KNOW ALL MEN by these presents that we MARTHA RENNOLDS, BLOM. LONG & THOS. THARP are held & firmly bound unto WM. DAINGERFIELD, SAL. MUSCOE, ROBT. BROOKE, JAS. GARNETT, NICHO. SMITH & RICHD. TYLER Gent Justices of the County of Essex in sum of two hundred pounds Sterling this xviiith day of Febry MDCCXXX I V
      The Condition of this obligation is such that if the above bound Martha Rennolds Exx of the last will and Testament of CORNELIUS RENNOLDS decd do make or cause to be made a true and perfect inventory of all the goods chattles & credits of the sd decd the same
      so made do exhibit or cause to he exhibited in the County Court of Essex at such time as she shall be thereunto required by the sd Court & further do make a just and true account of her actings and doing therein when thereto required by the sd Court and do well and truly pay and deliver all the Legacies contained & specified in the sd Testament as far as the goods chattles and credits will thereunto extend according to the value thereof & the Law shall charge They this Obligation to be void ? . .
      Martha A Reynolds
      Bloumfeild Lang Mos, Tharp
      At a Court held for Essex County at Tappa on the zviiith day of February MDCCXXXIV (those bound) acknowledge to be their act & deed which is ordered to be recorded
      One Cornelius Reynolds left a will in Essex 1734, wife Martha; children, Wm., Cornelius, Anne, Sarah, Margarett Mary, Elizabeth.

      Another Cornelius Reynolds left a will in Old Rappahannock Co., VA 1685, wife Margery, children, William, John GRANDSON Goss.

    2. [S85] Virginia Chancery Records,
      Chancery Record
      Children of Cornelius Reynolds and Martha Margaret Beasley

      Charles Reynolds, s/o Cornelius dec'd bef 1802 Children named Anna, Powell and John Reynolds, children of Charles Reynolds, dec., another child of Cornelius Reynolds, dec.

    3. [S40] Will,

    4. [S40] Will.
      Martha Reynolds (nee Beasley).
      In the name of God amen I Martha Rennalds of the County of Essex widow being in Perfect Health & of mind and memory sound as usual for preventing disputes which might arise about such Estate as I shall leave at my death do make and ordain this my last will and Testament as follows Imprimatur: I give unto my son Cornelius Rennalds the use of my Negro Boy Will During his natural life and after his death to his Heirs forever also I give my said son after my Decease my great Bible. Item I give and bequeath all the Residue and Remainder of my Estate Real and personal to my Five five children and Grand Child hereafter named Viz: Cornelius Rennolds Elizabeth Rucker Ann Beazley Manrgaret Leandall Mary Goode and my grandson Cornelius Reynolds son of William Reynolds Deceased to be equally Divided amongst them, lastly I do Constitute and appoint my son Cornelius Rennolds & my son in law Thomas Rucker Executors of this my Last Will and Testament. In witness I have hereunto set my Hand and seal this Tenth day of March in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and fifty three
      Sign'd sealed & Published
      In the Prescence of us
      Martha (M her mark) Reynolds (seal)
      David Dishman
      Thomas Reynolds
      William Moore
      At a Court held for Essex County, at Tappahannock on the 18th Day of September Anno Dom. 1753

    5. [S10] R.W. Ryan.

      Select Reynolds Surname Genealogy

      The name Reynolds was a Norman import to England, from Reginald or in Old French Reinold. The earlier root is the Old Norse Rognvaldr, comprised of the elements ragin meaning "counsel" and wald meaning "rule." Reynold was a Viking leader who harried the English and Irish shores in the 10th century.

      Name variants have included Reynold and Reynell. The Irish MacRaghnaill derives from the Gaelic of Randal or Reginald. This name became anglicized to Reynolds.

      Select Reynolds Resources on The Internet
      Reynolds Family History in Essex Reynolds Essex genealogy.
      Reynolds Family Association. Reynolds arrivals in America.
      Reynolds Family Circle. Reynolds family genealogy.
      Reynolds Irish Reynolds history.
      R.J. Reynolds. R.J. Reynolds family tree.
      Reynolds Family Beginnings. John Reynolds in New Brunswick.
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      England. The Reynolds name first appeared in Somerset where they were granted lands after the Norman Conquest in 1066. William filius Raunaldi is recorded in the Domesday Book.
      SW England. A Reynell family originally from Cambridgeshire transplanted themselves to Devon in the 14th century where they were substantial landowners. They were described as "men of great credit, fidelity, and service to their kings, country and state in peace and in war." Both the Reynell and Reynolds names were to be found in Devon. A Reynolds family in Plympton produced the great 18th century portrait painter Sir Joshua Reynolds.
      The naval Reynolds came from Cornwall. They made their home in the late 18th century at Penair near Truro. And the Reynolds name was also prominent in tin mining at St. Agnes, starting possibly with William Reynolds who was born there in the 1680?s.
      Owen Reynolds, a yeoman farmer from Melcombe in Dorset, was five times its mayor in the 1550?s. His nephew Edward benefited from the patronage of the Earl of Essex and died in 1623 in London a rich man.
      Kent. A Reynolds line dating back to the 16th century in East Bergholt in Kent included descendants who were among the early immigrants to America. From a later naval family came George Reynolds who got himself involved in the Chartist movement in the 1840's. He founded a radical newspaper, Reynolds's Weekly Newspaper, which became popular. The paper continued in a different guise as Reynolds News until 1967.
      East Anglia. The birth of Thomas Reynolds was recorded at Great Chesterford in northern Essex in 1569. He appeared in court in 1598 after a brawl with a neighbor. One family history dates back to the marriage of James Reynolds and Susannah Wood at Little Bardfield in 1711. In the churchyard of the nearby village of Great Sampford there are a number of Reynolds gravestones of the late 18th and 19th centuries.
      Just across the border into Cambridgeshire were the Reynolds of Castle Camps and the Reynolds of Leverington:
      Sir James Reynolds, a Cromwellian general, had taken a lease on the Castle Camps estate as a safe retreat for his family during the Civil War. His grandson Sir James was appointed Chief Justice of the Common Pleas in 1727.
      While Richard Reynolds was rector of Leverington near Wisbech in the 1670?s. His son Richard, born there, became the Bishop of Lincoln. He acquired Paxton Hall in Huntingdonshire in 1730 where the family remained for several generations.
      Lancashire. There was a Reynolds family in Lancashire which inherited the Strangeways estate near Manchester in 1711. Francis Reynolds from this family distinguished himself in naval actions in the West Indies and later took over the family estates at Tortworth in Gloucestershire (his home there is now a country house hotel).
      Lancashire received an influx of Irish Reynolds in the 19th century. Mary Reynolds from Mohill in county Leitrim settled her young family in Manchester after the death of her husband during the famine years. Her letters recently published, The Reynolds Letters: An Irish Emigrant Family in Late Victorian Manchester, present a story of Irish immigrants making good in industrial England at that time.
      Ireland. The Reynolds name came to Ireland at the time of Strongbow in the 1200's. These English invaders took the titles of Earls of Cavan, Lisburne and Mountmorris. A later English invasion in the 17th century gave rise to the Reynells from Devon of Reynell castle. However, the largest numbers of Reynolds have been home-grown. From early times the lands around Lough Rynn in county Leitrim were owned and settled by the MacRaghnaill clan. Sean na gCeann or John of the Heads, so called for beheading his rebellious clansmen, was their chief in the late 1500's.
      The next century saw the English taking over Leitrim and the Irish, including the McRaghnaills, being gradually pushed out. A second exodus occurred at the time of the potato famine. Even so, nearly half of the Reynolds in Ireland today come from Leitrim. The Irish Prime Minister Albert Reynolds was born in nearby Roscommon.
      Portugal. A Reynolds family from Kent has been in Portugal since 1820, first as cork importers and then as wine producers.
      America. The English Reynolds in America came first. Early Reynolds settlers in New England were Robert and Mary Reynolds and their four children who got there in 1630. Christopher Reynolds from Gravesend in Kent arrived in Virginia in 1622 on the Francis and John. Their family line is documented in Stephen Tilman's 1959 book, The Rennolds-Reynolds of Virginia and England. [Beware of this reference-mfe]
      Members of this family were subsequently involved in the freighting business in upstate New York. They later moved west:
      P.G. Reynolds became a mail contractor and stage operator in Dodge City for the trails heading south to the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles. His brother Milton, who adopted the writing name of Kicking Bird, covered Indian council meetings as a roving reporter and became an advocate for Western settlement.
      another Milton Reynolds, but of German origin, introduced the first ballpoint pen to an unsuspecting public in 1945.

      Abraham Reynolds was a poor tobacco farmer in Virginia in the early 1800's. His son Hardin started a plantation at Rock Spring in Patrick county. Hardin's son RJ, the second of sixteen children born there, embarked on a plan to build his own tobacco factory at Winston Salem. It was he who developed the huge tobacco empire that is RJ Reynolds.

      Irish. Irish Reynolds also came to America. John Reynolds arrived in Virginia in the 1770's. His descendants moved onto Kentucky and Missouri. Robert and Margaret Reynolds from Louth reached Tennessee in 1784 and then continued to Illinois. Their son John rose to be the fourth governor of that state. Nineteenth century arrivals were more numerous. And many Reynolds went to Canada at that time as well.

      Canada. Early arrivals had been Empire Loyalists, such as William Reynolds, leaving America after the Revolutionary War. William had been a coronet in the British army and led a group of Loyalists out of New York in 1796. He and his family ended up in Dorchester (near London), Ontario.

      Bernard and Mary Reynolds came in the late 1830's from county Leitrim and settled in Renfrew county, Ontario. Other Reynolds followed, from both England and Ireland, as the 19th century proceeded.

      South Africa. In 1850 two Devon farmers, Thomas and Lewis Reynolds, set off on the Justina for South Africa to seek their fortunes (their uncle Charles had previously emigrated to Australia). The brothers' business took them to sugar refining in Natal. But it was the next generation - Frank and Charles Reynolds - who are generally considered as the founders of South Africa's sugar industry. Frank built the family home of Lynton Hall at Pennington on the south coast. It now operates as a luxury hotel.

      Australia. Two brothers, Richard and Edward Reynolds, were convicted of petty theft in Chelmsford and were transported to Australia in 1791. They were educated and literate and Edward kept a diary of the hardships of the journey. The brothers later surfaced in Hawkesbury, NSW. Richard petitioned for a land grant:

      "The petitioner arrived in this colony on the Atlantic in 1791, has been free about 28 years, has endured all the hardships to which and infant colony could subject him, and has reared a family of ten children to the habits of industry."

      His petition was successful. He died in Wilberforce in 1837 and left a large number of descendants.

      John Reynell from Devon was an early settler in South Australia. He came in 1838 and started the first commercial vineyard in the colony. Meanwhile Thomas and Mary Reynolds arrived in Western Australia from Oxfordshire in 1842. Their descendants are still to be found there. Charles Reynolds from Devon came to Tocal in the Hunter valley in 1844 and worked there until his death in 1871. In his time he was recognized an an expert on horse and cattle breeding in New South Wales.

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      Reynolds Miscellany

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      Walter Reynolds was the son of a Windsor baker who became a favorite of King Edward II. The king made him Archbishop of Canterbury.
      Sir Joshua Reynolds from Devon was a leading English portrait painter of the 18th century.
      R.J Reynolds, a Virginia tobacco farmer, founded the R.J Reynolds Tobacco Company in 1890.
      Richard S. Reynolds, nephew of RJ, founded the American Metals Company in 1919 and developed it as one of the world's leading aluminium companies.
      Paul Revere Reynolds, a descendant of the American patriot Paul Revere, was the first literary agent in New York, in 1893.
      Milton Reynolds, a Chicago businessman, introduced the first ballpoint pen on the market in 1945.
      Albert Reynolds was the Irish Prime Minister in the 1990's.
      Debbie Reynolds, born in Texas, is an American actress and singer
      Burt Reynolds is a well-known American actor.

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      85,000 in the UK (most numerous in Cambridgeshire)
      76,000 in America (most numerous in Texas)
      32,000 elsewhere (most numerous in Australia)

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