Or, Subtitled: “I give them all my Hogs Corne & meat but if abigaile Should marry then to have no part of ye Hogs”
I’m going to interrupt my series tracking the children of Thomas Brooks (1775-1838) and wife Sarah Whitlock of Wythe County, Virginia, Wayne County, Kentucky, and Morgan County, Alabama, for a moment to share with you some information that connects to a previous series I posted on this blog about an entirely different family, the Monk family of Northampton County, Virginia, and Bertie and Martin Counties, North Carolina. I have promised you a posting on the children of Thomas and Sarah Whitlock Brooks’s daughter Margaret (1803-1855) and husband Ransom Van Winkle, and will return to that series after I discuss this new material I have to share with you.
Or, Subtitled: London, Ships, and Colonial Virginia
At the end of my previous posting, I told you that, since there were two Richard Nottinghams living and doing business at the same time in Stepney in the east end of London in the early 1600s, an uncle and his nephew, it’s important to distinguish these two men from each other, as we try to unravel the ancestry of Richard Nottingham (abt. 1620-1692), the immigrant ancestor of the Northampton County, Virginia, Nottingham family. As my previous posting explains, a researcher of the Nottingham family in England, Cedric Nottingham, proposes in his monograph “The Nottingham Surname: The Virginian Connection” that the Virginia Richard Nottingham is son of the younger of those two Richard Nottinghams living in Stepney in the early 1600s, a Richard Nottingham born in 1587 in Ipswich who appears to have died in Stepney in the 1640s. Continue reading “The Nottingham Ancestry of Strachan Monk (1787-1850/1860): Richard Nottingham (1546-1626)”→
Or, Subtitled: “Wee the Inhabitants of Northampton Countie Doe Complayne”
In my last posting, I introduced you to the immigrant ancestor of the Nottingham family in Northampton County, Virginia, Richard Nottingham, who was born in England around 1618-1621. I told you that various published accounts of his pre-Virginia life, some of them echoing longstanding tales in the Nottingham family, suggest that he came to Virginia after the defeat of Charles I in 1646, that he arrived with a wife who had the title of Lady and is identified in family stories as Elizabeth Hatton or Hutton, that he came overseas bringing a large sum of money, and that he bought a large tract of land soon after his arrival in Virginia. Continue reading “The Nottingham Ancestry of Strachan Monk (1787-1850/1860): Richard Nottingham (abt. 1620-1692) (2)”→
Or, Subtitled: A Mythical Lady and a Fat Purse of Sovereigns
The immigrant ancestor of the Nottingham family of Northampton County, Virginia, and father of the William Nottingham (1669-1719) I discussed previously, was Richard Nottingham. Richard was born in England about 1618-1621. In a July 1658 deposition he made in Northampton County court, he stated that he was 40 years of age. When he deposed in county court in July 1681, he gave his age as 60. As we’ll see when we move to a discussion of factual information about Richard’s life, he was definitely in Northampton County by 1651, and some sources suggest that he may have been there between 1645 and 1650. Continue reading “The Nottingham Ancestry of Strachan Monk (1787-1850/1860): Richard Nottingham (abt. 1620-1692) (1)”→
We interrupt this regularly scheduled program to….
With my last posting, I told you I had finished sharing what I know of my Northampton County, Virginia, Monk line back to William Monk, who died there before July 1716. I also stated that I was now going to trace the Nottingham line that intersects with my Monk line in Northampton County, and I began that series by telling you what I know of William Nottingham (1669-1719), whose daughter Elizabeth (1700-1749/1750) married William Monk (abt. 1690-1750).
In my series on my Northampton County Monks, I have traced that line back to the father of William Monk who married Elizabeth Nottingham. He, too, was named William, and is the man who died before July 1716 in Northampton County. I have suggested to you— though this is only a guess!— that this William Monk might be the son of either Edward or William Monk, both immigrants to Northampton County by 1640/1. The immigrant William died by 1655 in Northampton County, and he seems to me the likelier candidate to be the father of the William Monk who died in 1716, and who was born in the 1660s, it appears. Continue reading “An Account of the Life of George Monk (abt. 1707-1744), Northampton County, Virginia”→