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Norfolk Co., VA and area, late 1600s, early 1700s
Posted by: Rick S. Thomas (ID *****9139) Date: March 26, 2002 at 10:31:52
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William Carney immigrated into Virginia in 1650, according to Early Immigrants to Virginia, 1623-1666 collected by George Cabell Greer, Clerk, Virginia State Land Office and The Irish in America, extracted from The Journal of the American Irish Society, Volume 7. A Paul Clifton also came in 1650 (Early Virginia Immigrants: 1623-1666] by Nicholas Jernew, Gent., —— County. [Carneys and Cliftons later in 1730 had ties in Stafford Co., VA area. These Carneys had ties to Andersons who had been in Virginia since 1655.]


David Kerney, 1654, to Virginia; The Irish in America, page 45; Dated and port extracted from The Journal of American Irish Society, Volume XIII.


William Carne/Carney, 1724, came to "America," The Complete Book of Emigrants in Bondage, 1614-1775, page 137.


Alice Carney, 1735-1743, came to "America," Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743, page 8; extracted from the Journal of the House of Commons of the Kingdom of Ireland, Volume 7.



James Kerney/Carney came to "America" in 1737; Emigration from Ireland to America, 1735-1743, page 13; A Transcription of the Report of the Irish House of Commons into Enforced Emigration to America; extracted from Journal of the House of Commons of the Kingdom off Ireland, Volume 7.



John Carney, 1739, came to "America," Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743, pages 14 and 15.



Roger Carney, 1742, to Annapolis, Maryland; Emigrants from Ireland to America, 1735-1743, page 93.



Michael Carney, 1754, to Annapolis, Maryland; The King's Passengers to Maryland and Virginia, page 145.



Easter Carney, 1757, to Virginia, Cavaliers and Pioneers, Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, Volume 5, 1741-1749, page 331.



Margaret Carney, 1767, to Virginia; The King's Passengers to Maryland and Virginia, page 195.



There is a lot on Kearneys/Carneys in Norfolk County, Virginia and a little in Surry County, Virginia and the surrounding area. Some Norfolk County, Virginia marriages:



15 Oct 1768. Dempsey Caulfield married Westcoat Carney; Surety: Richard Carney

21 May 1770. Slaughter Caulfield married Mary Carney; Surety: Richard Carney

7 Nov 1772. John Tatum married Elizabeth Wright Carney; Surety: Barnaby Carney

19 Dec 1778. Solomon Tatum married Sarah Carney, daughter of Sarah, Sr.; Surety: Richard Barr

9 Sep 1783. William Hodges married Charity Carney; Surety: John Moore

18 Mar 1784. Samuel Ivy married Ann Carney; Surety: James Jolliff; Ann was born 4 Oct 1759.

22 Jan 1790. Samuel Harris married Nancy Carney; married by Arthur Emerson



17 Mar 1667. William Carney, 100 acres in the western branch of Elizabeth River...beginning at a marked pine by Clark's Creek and so for length north-northeast 320 poles to a marked gum and so for breadth north-northwest 50 poles into a pond and so again for breadth east-southeast 50 poles down by the creek side to the first station. Said land formerly granted to Richard Starnell by patent dated 11 Jan 1652 and said Starnell dying by his last will and testament gave and bequeathed the same to the said Richard Carney. Virginia Land Patents of the Counties of Norfolk, Princess Anne, and Warwick from Patent Books "O" and "6," 1666-1679.



William Carney (wife Abigail ____) were at Norfolk Co., VA. William’s will was dated 19 Oct 1681 and he died in 1683 in Norfolk Co., VA (will proved 15 Oct 1683). William and Abigail recorded these children—James, Richard, David, John, and Mary Carney. Will witnessed by William Bathurst and Robert Jordan. Signed: William Carney & Seale. Abstracts of Norfolk County, Virginia Wills, page 85.




Richard and Dan(n)y Carney were the godsons of Richard Laurence of the western branch of the Elizabeth River, Norfolk County. Will dated 1681 and proved 17 May 1687. Abstracts of Norfolk County, Virginia Wills, page 110.



Barnaby Kerney, 50 acres, Nansemond County, 28 Oct 1702. Escheated from Robert Ardis, deceased, by inquisition under Francis Milner, Deputy of William Randolph, Esqr. Esch’r. Virginia Land Office, Patent Book 9, page 482.



A John Carney’s wife in 1709 was Mary Rose, daughter of Robert Rose. Abstract of Norfolk County, Virginia Wills, page 198.



Richard Carney, who had a will in 1710/11, had five known children—Thomas (Miss Wright), William, Richard, John, and Barnaby. Richard’s son Thomas was known to have had four children—Elizabeth (Thomas Myers), Absalom, Barnaby, and Richard.

Richard Carney, Sr...will dated 3 Jan 1710/11, proved 16 Mar 1710/11. Unto my eldest son William Carney, on brown cow; unto my daughter-in-law Ann Carney, the choice of her mother's coats; unto my son Richard Carney, one gun; unto my four sons Richard, John, Thomas, and Barnaby, all my land; unto my maid Martha Thomas, one of my wife's wearing coats; my two eldest sons William and Richard to be my whoe and sole executors. Witnesses: Francis Harlowin, William Weston (his mark), and William Critchitt. Signed: Richard Carney (his mark).

Abstract of Norfolk County, Virginia Wills, 1710-1753, Book 9, page 12.

James Kerny, 80 acres (N.L.—new land), Surry County, Virginia; south side of the main Blackwater Swamp; on south side of Chincopan Swamp, in line of Thomas Haynes’ land; near Bull Bridge; 23 Mar 1715, 10 shillings. Virginia Land Office, Patent Book 10, page 273.



William Wilkason, 100 acres (N.L.—new land), Isle of Wight County, in Newport Parish; adjoining Andrew Monroe; John Rutter; Barnaby Kerny; & James Webb; by the Island Pond; 23 Mar 1715. Importation of two persons: John Murphy & Patrick Clandon. Virginia Land Office, Patent Book 10, page 259.




John Carney...will dated 14 May 1717, proved 21 Jun 1717. Unto my cousin William Carney, one gun; unto my godson Hugh ??Travis??, two pewter plates; unto Sarah Harris, one large pewter dish; unto my cousin Carney Wright, all my land, houses, orchards in as full and ample manner as I have it myself; wife Mary Carney....sole executor. Witnesses: Thomas Wright, John Harris, Abigail Manning, and Elizabeth Harris. Signed: John Carney (his mark and seal). Abstracts of Norfolk County, Virginia Wills, 1710-1753, Book 9, page 596.



Christopher Wright, 234 acres (Escheat L.), Norfolk County, in Elizabeth River Parish; on the west branch of Elizabeth River; adjoining Thomas Wright; & land of William Kearney (Carny); down east side of Waybourn’s Creek; 14 Jul 1718. Escheated from John Radford, deceased, by inquisition under William Randolph, Esqr., Esch’r. for 200 acres; by survey of Lemuell Newton is found to contain 234 acres, 2 lbs. tobacco. Virginia Land Office, Patent Book 10, page 400.



James Carney...will dated 1 Apr 1719, proved 21 Aug 1719. Unto my son James Carney, my plantation which formerly my brother Richard Carney lived upon; unto my son David Carney, the plantation which I now live upon and one cow; unto the abovesaid son James and David, all the rest of my land equally betwixt them; my youngest son Philip Carney, may be educated with reading and writing at the cost of my eldest sons; unto my daughter Elizabeth Carney, one cow; unto my wife Elizabeth Carney, the use of my plantation which I now live upon with necessary privileges in the woodland, ground, and swamp for the plantation use during her life; the rest of my estate not before given should be equally divided amongst my wife and all my children. If either my two sons, namely James Carney or David Carney, should die without heir or issue of their body, that my youngest son Philip Carney should their part of land. I give my son David Carney liberty to build and live in the old field call Richard Chamber's old field which is in the plantation which I gave my wife during her life provided he will not disturb his mother. Wife Elizabeth Carney and my son James Carney...sole executrix and executor. Witnesses: Thomas Wright, Thomas Carney, Barnaby Carney. Signed: James Carney and seal. Abstracts of Norfolk County, Virginia Wills, 1710-1753, Book O.A.W., page 43.



John Bell, 135 acres (new land), Surry County; on south side of the main Blackwater Swamp; adjoining James Kerney; & Benjamin Gideon; 5 Sep 1723, 15 shillings. Virginia Land Office, Patent Book 11, page 282.



??1730 or 1731??? Cajaphas Kerny to Thomas Judkins...80 acres (torn and part of this cannot be read) bounded as appears in patent dated 23 Mar 1715. Witnesses: Thomas Edmunds, Richard Blunt, and Henry Thomas. Signed: Cajaphas (X) Kerny. Recorded 16 Jun 1731. Surry County, Virginia, Deeds, Wills, Etc. #8, 1730-1738, page 106.



Thomas Godwin, Jr., 100 acres, Isle of Wight County, by the Island Pond side, by a path; between the lines of Andrew Monroe, John Rutter, Barnaby Kerny/Kerney & James Webb, 28 Aug 1746. Virginia Land Office, Patent Book 25, page 198.




I do not trace through Carneys/Kearneys, so please do not ask me questions. Carney/Kearney research is the responsibility of descendants. What I have posted is just an act of genealogical kindness.



Rick Thomas
Alexandria, Virginia



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