Or, Subtitled: Glimpsing Tidewater Virginia Immigrants in the 17th Century and Their English Roots
As the previous posting states, we first catch sight of the immigrant James Whitlock (1651-1716) in Virginia records in a 12 July 1680 power of attorney filed in an (Old) Rappahannock County will book, a power of attorney given by James’s cousin in England, Anthony Whitlock (born 1657), to empower James to act on behalf of the estate of Anthony’s uncle Thomas Whitlock (1615-1659), who had died in (Old) Rappahannock County in 1659. Anthony Whitlock’s power of attorney, given in London with affidavits supporting it from James’s uncle John Whitlock (1625-1708) and Anthony’s aunt Johanna Whitlock Harris (1617-1684), states (as do the supporting affidavits) that James Whitlock was Anthony’s kinsman and was a Virginia planter.
Or, Subtitled: “The said Frances Whitlock was poſseſsed of a good Estate and did live like a gentlewoman and further Saith not”
As I ended my previous posting discussing James Whitlock (bef. 1690 – 1736) of New Kent and Hanover Counties, Virginia, I wrote that in a subsequent posting, I’d provide information about James’s wife Frances following James’s death, when Frances remarried to Anthony Hoggatt. As the posting I’ve just linked indicates, after the death of her second husband Anthony Hoggatt in Albemarle County in 1755, Frances filed suit in chancery court in Prince Edward County against Anthony’s executors Nathaniel Hoggatt, a son of Anthony by his first wife, and Charles Venable. The case file for this chancery lawsuit contains valuable information including a transcript of the otherwise lost will of James Whitlock, a document I discussed in detail in the posting linked above. Other documents in the case file provide important details about Frances’s life including when she married Anthony Hoggatt. In this posting, I’ll discuss the documents in Frances Hoggatt v. Exrs. of Anthony Hoggatt in detail.
Or, Subtitled: “Mr. James Whitlock was Sworn a Vestry man for this parish and took the Oaths appointed by law, before Peter Garland Gent.”
Researchers have conventionally estimated the birth of the James Whitlock (bef. 1690 – 1736) who was father of James Whitlock younger, who died between 7 March and 28 November 1749 in St. Paul’s parish, Louisia County, Virginia, between 1680 and 1690. For the sake of convenience, in this posting, I’m going to refer to the three James Whitlocks of Gloucester, New Kent, Hanover, and Louisa County, Virginia, who form a chain of fathers and sons, as follows:
Or, Subtitled: Drugget, Shalloon, and Hanks of Silk, Execution of an Enslaved Man, and a Father Disinheriting His Son
Having completed a series of postings discussing the children of James Whitlock (abt. 1718 – 1749) and Agnes Christmas of Hanover and Louisa Counties, Virginia — Charles, James, Mary (Jones), Ann (Austin), Thomas, and Nathaniel — I’m moving back a generation to share my (sparse) information on their father James Whitlock (abt. 1718 – 1749).
Or, Subtitled: Confusion and Sparse Records Coupled with Clearly Discernible Patterns
If I’m correct that the 20 September 1757 Louisa County, Virginia, settlement of the estate of James Whitlock and the 29 December 1768 Hanover County, Virginia, will of Thomas Christmas, James’s father-in-law, name the children of James Whitlock and Agnes Christmas by order of birth, then their last child was Nathaniel Whitlock. In the posting I’ve just linked, I provide my reasons for thinking that the child of James and Agnes who preceded Nathaniel, my ancestor Thomas Whitlock, was born around 1745. In my view, Nathaniel would likely have been born about 1747, no doubt in St. Martin’s parish in Louisa County, where his father James Whitlock died between making his will on 7 March 1749 and the will’s probate date of 28 November 1749. The 1810 federal census for Greenville County, South Carolina, which I’ll discuss below, assigns Nathaniel a birthdate prior to 1755.
Or, Subtitled: Elusive Sources for Birth and Death Dates, and Stories of Englishmen Coming to Virginia in the 18th Century
Following their sons Charles and James, James Whitlock (abt. 1718 – 1749) and wife Agnes Christmas of Hanover and Louisa Counties, Virginia, had a daughter Mary, with a daughter Ann born after Mary. My reason for putting Mary and Ann, about whom very little is known, together in this posting will be apparent as the posting unfolds.
Or, Subtitled: Posthumous Land Grants and Red Herring Clues about Tories
Following their son Charles, James Whitlock (abt. 1718 – 1749) and Agnes Christmas of Hanover and Louisa County, Virginia, had a son James. I’ve discussed Charles and his family in a series of postings that began with this one. I’d now like to focus on James.
Or, Subtitled: “In witne∫s hereof I have Set my hand and affixed my seal”
With my last posting, I finished sharing my information about the descendants of Thomas Whitlock (abt. 1745 – 1830) and wife Hannah Phillips, my 5th great-grandparents. I’m now going to climb back up the Whitlock family tree and start a series of postings about Thomas Whitlock’s siblings, the other children of James Whitlock and Agnes Christmas of Hanover and Louisa County, Virginia, whom I haven’t yet discussed in detail.
Or, Subtitled: Road Orders, Estate Appraisals, and Dams Interfering with Fishingfor Catfish
I’m now picking up the story of Thomas Whitlock’s life in 1790, when Wythe County was formed from Montgomery, where Thomas was living from before March 1776. If you click the “previous post” link beneath this posting, that will take you to the posting that precedes this one, and if you want to read the entire series of postings I’ve now written about Thomas Whitlock, simply click “previous posting” at the bottom of each new posting you open in the series.