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IMMIGRANT William Edwards, Sr.[1, 2, 3]

Male 1694 - Abt 1757  (63 years)


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  • Name William Edwards 
    • John Edwards was transported by Thomas Harris, Henrico County, 11 Nov 1635. He is said to be the s/o Mary Stanborough, (d/o Josiah and Frances Gransden Stanborough)
    Title IMMIGRANT 
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 1694  Charles City, Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died Abt 1757  Bedford Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I69461  My Reynolds Line
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2021 

    Family Elizabeth Breazeale,   b. Est 1695, Likely Henrico Co., Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Yes, date unknown  Lunenburg Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Daughters Agnes b. 1729 and Hannah b. 1731 not traced.
    Children 
    +1. John Edwards,   b. 1734, Lunenburg Co., Colonial Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774, Lunenburg County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     2. William Edwards, Jr.,   b. 1721, Lunenburg, Virginia [Later Halifax] Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1780, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Richard Edwards,   b. 2 Mar 1726, Henrico County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Apr 1819, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
     4. Elizabeth Edwards,   b. 1725, Henrico County, Virginia Colony Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 24 Nov 2021 
    Family ID F518495906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Inventory of William Edwards Estate-30 Dec 1780 Halifax Co., VA
    Inventory of William Edwards Estate-30 Dec 1780 Halifax Co., VA
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    Lineage of William Edwards and wife, Elizabeth Barksdale
by Stephen Frost
    Lineage of William Edwards and wife, Elizabeth Barksdale by Stephen Frost
    lin69462 ElizBarksdale&WmEdwards.jpg
    Lineage of Elizabeth Barksdale, wife of William Edwards
    Lineage of Elizabeth Barksdale, wife of William Edwards
    lin69462 ElizBarksdale&WmEdwards.jpg

    Histories
    Memoir by Unknown Author of William Edwards of Halifax, Co., Virginia
    Memoir by Unknown Author of William Edwards of Halifax, Co., Virginia
    Desc Of William Edwards Sr.pdf
    Virginia Heraldica - A Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor with Genealogical Notes of the Families Edited by William Armstrong Crozier, F.R.S., F.G.S.A. Virginia County Record Series Volume V. 1908
    Virginia Heraldica - A Registry of Virginia Gentry Entitled to Coat Armor with Genealogical Notes of the Families Edited by William Armstrong Crozier, F.R.S., F.G.S.A. Virginia County Record Series Volume V. 1908
    virginiaheraldic00croz.pdf

  • Sources 
    1. [S107] Family Histories.
      Descendants of William Edwards
      2nd Generation
      John Edwards, Sr., s/o William and Elizabeth [?] Edwards Sr. Children of William and Elizabeth Edwards are: William b. 1760, Claiborne b 1763, Richard b 1766, Sarah b 1767, Elizabeth b 1770, Mary Ann b 1774, Theodosha b 1776, John Edwards, Sr.
      John Edwards Sr., Married Dorcia Lane and secondly Martha Edwards about 1787 in Halifax Co., VA Children of John Edwards and Dorcia Lane are: James M. Edwards, Sr. b 1799 Halifax, John Edwards, Jr. b 1805 Halifax, and Susan Edwards, b. 1811 Halifax: Children of John Edwards and Martha Edwards are: William2 Edwards b about 1789 Halifax and Sarah B. Edwards b 1791 Halifax.

    2. [S40] Will.
      Will of William Edwards, WB 1-326, Halifax Co., VA

      In the name of God Amen. I William Edwards of the County of Halifax and Parrish of Antrim, being in my perfect health, strength, sences and memory, but knowing the uncertainty of this life not knowing when it may please the Almighty God to take me out of this world, I do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament in the following manner. I give my soul to God, who gave it to me and Lord to take it to myself and not let it be lost and as to my worldly Estate, that the Lord has been pleased to bless me with, I dispose of that in the manner and from following expressions. I give to my loving wife, Elizabeth Edwards during her natural life or widowhood the following negoes; Robin, Lucy, Hannah and Matt. I give to my son, John, one negro named Isaac. I give to my daughter, Sarah, one negro named Milly. I give to my daughter, Elizabeth one negro girl named Lucy. I give to my daughter, Dosha, one negro named Nell. I give to my son, Claiborne, one negro named Bob, I give to my son, William one negro named Pat and if any one of the negroes should die, before any of the above named legatees should receive it, my will and desire is a negro named Fanny should be put in the place of the dead one and to the same legatee and my will and desire is as soon as my youngest child comes of lawful age, that all my land may be sold to the best advantage and the money arising from the sale of the land to be equally divided between my four sons, I give to my daughter Sarah, one black mare and all the rest of my Estate my desire is to equally divided amongst all my children. Declared this to be my last Will and Testament this 21 day of June 1780. I appoint James Coleman and Richard Edwards Executors. Signed and Sealed in the presence of us. John Glass, Thomas Whitlock 'X' (His Mark), Betty Glass, Sallie Glass (Her mark). At a Court held for Halifax County the 19 Day of October 1780 this Last Will and Testament of William Edwards dec'd was exhibited in Court and the same was proved by the oathes of two of the subscribing witnesses and ordered to be recorded. Geo. Carrington July Court 1801 20 November.
      John, Sarah, Elizabeth, Mary Ann, Dosha, William, Claiborne, Richard (executor)

    3. [S10] R.W. Ryan.
      MFE
      FYI: Arthur Eggleston, Edward Reynolds, & (Wm. Edwards-mine) among below list of 105 immigrants that Adam Thorowgood paid ?transported? to this country.
      RWR

      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).
      Thank you, Mary Frances. Of note, although you may already know, is that the date that individual(s) applied for land based on paying passage(s), is not necessarily the date the individual(s) arrived. Oftentimes there may be anywhere from 2-7 years between the time the immigrant(s) arrived, and the date their sponsor(s) applied for reimbursement in land.
      Ray

    4. [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).

    5. [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.)