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)”→
Or, Subtitled: Silver Clasps, Sidor Presses, and Cows Named Clove
I’ve now posted eleven postings* tracking the ancestry of Strachan/Strahon Monk, who was born about 1787 in Bertie County, North Carolina, and who died between 1850-1858 in Hardin County, Tennessee. About 1805, Strachan Monk married Talitha, daughter of Jesse Cherry (1749-1808) and Elizabeth Gainer (abt. 1761-1836) of Martin County, North Carolina. Between 1810-1820, this couple moved to Tennessee, joining a number of Talitha’s brothers there, who were early land speculators in the daughter state of their native North Carolina.
Two of Talitha’s brothers — Jesse and Isham — settled in Hardin County, as Strachan and Talitha Cherry Monk did, while other of her brothers — Lawrence and Darling, who remained in Martin County, and Daniel, who settled in Haywood County, Tennessee — owned land there. As a previous series of postings about Strachan and Talitha Monk’s years in Hardin County demonstrated, they lived there on land on the Tennessee River loaned to them by Talitha’s brother Daniel (see here, here, and here).