Posted By:Bob Lamb
Subject:Re: Martha Kinchen of Wake County North Carolina
Post Date:July 01, 2006 at 13:55:55
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John, this is your Martha Kinchen. She was first married to Thomas Jarrell.

1753 - Will of Thomas Jarrell probated
Sons, Thomas, John, Benjamin
Daughters, Ann Ricks, Elizabeth
Grandson, Thomas Jarrell
Executors: Wife, Martha
Son, Thomas and Richard Ricks
*Southampton Book 1, p. 130

She was the daughter of William Kinchen or Kinchin.

1734- THOMAS JARRELL- Martha Kinchin, dau. of William Kinchin, W.B. 4, p. 72 & 113.

Here is the record of her marriage to Henry Thomas.
*Southampton Book 1, p. 130

1755 Marriage Bond, Martha Jarrell, Widow - Henry Thomas

One of her children by Thomas Jarrell was

1741- SARAH JARRELL, dau. of Thomas Jarrell, m. Richard Parker, W.B. 7, p. 391.

Sarah Jarrell married Richard Parker III, according to this

Richard Parker III -- Born between 1685-1700 Surry Co. Va.
Will dated Jan. 27, 1750\1:
Will Proven Apr. 16, 1751 Surry Co. Va.
Wit. Geo. Hamilton, Samuel ?Peete, Wm. Parker

Will & deed Bk. 9 1738-54 pp 689-692.

Married after Feb. 15,1721/2 to #1 Judith, Widow of William Wyche (Had Cyril & Sarah) Judith deceased before Feb. 16 , 1731.
(Wm & May Qtly. Ser. #1 Vol 14, Pg. 59)

He married second to Sarah Jarrell, born about 1740-41: Will dated Jan. 3, 1760
Will proven May 16, 1760
Sussex Co. Va. W.Bk. A. Pg. 162.
Wit: Thomas Parker and Sarah Parker.

My interest is Sarah Jarrell Parker's daughter Martha.

Thomas Jarrell, of Isle of Wight county, by his will dated April 20, 1742, bequeathed a negro woman to Thomas Parker, son of Richard Parker and Sarah, his wife, who was daughter of said Jerrell, and said Richard Parker, by his will
dated January 20, 1750, and recorded in Surry, bequeathed the negro to his daughter Martha Parker.

Martha Parker was alive and unmarried in the 1760 will of young Sarah Jarrell Parker.

(Was this the Martha that married Micajah Webb in Brunswick County, Virginia, in the late 1700s and named a son Kinchen Webb? Micajah and Martha also had a grandson named Ruffin Webb.)

Micajah Webb's father, Charles Webb of Southampton, Virginia, had dealings with Drury or Drewry Parker.

“Lease and Release. Jan 17-18, 1742 from Charles Webb of S (Southampton), planter, to Drewry (Drury) Parker of S, for 27 £ 10 shillings, 145 acres in S, and bounded by the said Swamp [sic], the Raccoon Swamp. The land was patented to said Charles Webb on 24 Mar 1725. Signed – Charles Web, Elizabeth (E her mark) Webb.
Wit – Wm. Edmunds, John Land, Howell Briggs. Recorded 19 Jan 1742. This deed was acknowledged by Charles Webb and Elizabeth, his wife.”140

“At a Court held for Surry County the 19th. Day of Janry. 1742 … Indentures of Lease and Release between Charles Webb and Elizabeth his Wife of the One Part and Drury Parker of the other Part were Acknowledged by the sd Charles and Elizabeth And by the Court Ordered to be Recorded Previous to which the said Eliza. was Privily Examined as the Law Directs.”141

“Jan 19, 1742 from Richard Parker Jr. and Drury Parker of S, to William Parker of S, for divers good causes and for 20 £, all that tract of land on the north west side of a branch called Alstins Branch in Albemarle Parish and S, about 100 acres bounded by Richard Parker the Elder, the said Richard Parker, William Edmunds deced. Signed – Richd. Parker Jr., Drury Parker. Wit – none. Recorded 19 Jan

The Parkers and the Webbs and the Clements were neighbors. Benjamin Clements witnessed the will of Charles Webb in 1758. Judith Parker was married to Benjamin Clements.

In my theory about Martha Parker and Micajah Webb is correct, then Henry Thomas became the great-grandfather figure for Micajah Webb's children. I would like to see an abstract of Martha Jarrell Parker's will if someone has access to it.

Now back to the Thomas line. There is still another Webb connection.

The father of Henry Thomas was William Thomas.

William Thomas(1649/1659-before 2/17/1719) married Priscilla Browne, and Elizabeth Bramley. The children were Henry Thomas from Priscilla.

Priscilla Browne (-1733)was married first to River Jordan. Next she married Thomas Blunt. She married third by 17 June 1719 to William Thomas.

He left a will in Surry County in 1719 naming children by an earlier marriage, Henry Thomas, and appointing his wife, Priscilla, an executor.

Priscilla’s will named sons William, Henry, and Benjamin Blunt, and Henry Thomas (will dated 15 Mar. 1732/3, recorded 18 April 1733).

The only child of William and Priscilla (Browne) Jordan Blunt Thomas was Henry Thomas, who first married Mary Blow. She was dead by 1762 when her father made his will naming Henry Thomas.

He married second Martha (Kinchen) Jerrell, the widow of Thomas Jarrell, in Southampton County 14 November (bond) 1755.

Henry left a will in Southampton County naming five children (will dated 24 Feb. 1771, recorded 23 Feb. 1772).

William Thomas married Lucy Gurley in Southampton County 9 September 1773.

Ann Thomas married James Exum in Southampton County 13 September (bond) 1759.

Elizabeth Thomas

Mary Thomas married William Exum in Southampton County 16 May (bond) 1772.

Sarah Thomas married William Barham in Southampton County 12 November (bond) 1772.

The Thomas Blunt that William Thomas married was the stepson of Henry Briggs, Sr.

Thomas Blunt's mother was the oft married Mary (Flood?) Blunt Ford Washington Briggs.

Richard Washington of Surry County was Thomas Blunt's half brother.

After the death of Thomas Blunt's mother, Henry Briggs, Sr., married Margery Henshaw Gilliam, the widow of John Gilliam. She was the mother of the firs Hinchea Gilliam. So that pulled the Gilliams into the family.

William Thomas had a daughter named Jane who married John Collier.

John4 COLLIER (Thomas3, John2, Thomas1), born abt. 1690 in Surry Co. VA; deceased 1716 in Surry Co. VA. He married abt. 1713 in Surry Co. VA, Jane THOMAS, born abt. 1690; deceased 1741, daughter of William Thomas and Elizabeth Bramley.

Jane Thomas Collier, widow of John, remarried in July 1716 to John Lather. She filed an inventory of John Collier's estate on July 4, 1716 as Jane Collier, then on July 18, a return of accounts was filed on the estate by John and Jane Lather (or Lother)

John Collier Jr was born in Surry, Virginia. One John Collier married Sarah Briggs in Surry, Virginia. Sarah was the daughter of Samuel Briggs and Mary Bailey.

Another John Collier, called John Collier, Jr., was the son of John and Mary Sowerby. He is found on the list of foot soldiers for Surry Co in 1687. Mary Sowerby Collier married again to John Rawlings.

Mary Sowerby Collier and John Rawlings had two children, John Rawlings, Jr and Elizabeth, who are named in Anna Lee Sowerby Jordan's will in 1697.

They also had a son, Gregory Rawlings. John Rawlings grandparents were Gregory Rawlings I and Jane Lee. Mary Sowerby and John Rawlings were probably cousins.

John Rawlings was born after 1651 in Surry, Virginia. He died after Aug 1702 in Surry, Virginia. John married Mary Sowerby Collier in 1678 in Surry, Virginia

Children of John Collier and Mary Sowerby were
John Jr

Still another John Collier was John COLLIER, son of Thomas Collier and grandson of John Collier and Mary Sowerby. He was born about 1690 in Surry Co. VA. Moses Johnson was his son-in-law.

Abstract of the will of John Collier,JR from the book
"Colliers of Surry County Virginia" by Paul Arnot 1989:

Surry Co VA Bk -8- 246
dated 3 July,1732
"made bequests to daughter, Mary one guinea; to Moses Jonson (Johnson), one guinea (relationship not stated, but husband of daughter Mary); son John the land and plantation he now ____,etc.; son William one guinea; son Thomas, the land_____and all he owes me; daughter Grace____-bed she lies on and the bolster, etc; Benjamin the house _____bed and furniture, five pounds____fodder to winter his cattle; son, Charles the house and plantation_____ and the land laid out to it, etc; son Henry all the
remaining part of my land and ten pounds and the feather bed that I keep to lodge strangers upon and all furniture belonging to it; remainder part of money and puter (pewter) and balance of estate after debts are paid to be equally divided between
my son Benjamin, son Henry and son Charles. Give son Henry to son William until he comes of age 20 years "desiring ___?___ him in fear of God as much as he can"; give son
Charles to Moses Johnson until he comes to age 20 years "and ____ fear of God as much as he can". Appoint Moses Johnson and son Thomas Collier executors. Signed John Collier.
Witns: Wm. Hix, Solomon Hawkins and Charles Lucas.
Proved 15 November 1737."
(note: this should say Wm HUX)

This record below indicates that John Rawlings was a neighbor to Richard Washington in Surry.

Surry County -- 417 Sep 1691 SY D&WBk 4 p2 John Rawlings of the same 170a adj sd Evins, Richard Washington and John Rawlings.

Robert Webb was also there, according to this record.

20 Apr 1713 William Bynum, Thomas Collier Jr. witnesses to deed from Robert and Ann Webb to Gregory Rawlings.
[Surry County Deed Book 6, p148]

Getting back to William Thomas, I wonder if this is the same William Thomas.

Will of John Jennings, DATED: Dec. 31, 1692
Probated 1695 Isle of Wight CO
Son George Jennings all land at Warrisqueak Bay at Lawne's Creek;
Sister Sarah Luckes (Lucas??)
to my mother, Silvestre Hill, 40 shillings. and makes her EXTX.
and my brother William Thomas, EXR
WTS: FRANCES MANGUM, Martha Thropp (Thorpe/Tharpe) Thos. Heathfield, and Wm. Thomas

And here's another reference to a William Thomas.

7 Jun 1704 Deposition of Mary Thompson, age 41, wife of Samuel Thompson, in a suit between Peter Deberry and William Thomas (in Surry County) states that she knew Martha Spilltimber, the reported daughter of Anthony Spilltimber and wife of Robert House Jr., who 20 years ago asked her to be godmother to a daughter named Mary House and is now known as Mary Carrell the wife of Thomas Carrell. [Isle of Wight Deed Book 1, p419 abstracted by Hopkins]

Deberry, Peter - will dated 30 Dec 1712 recorded 28 Mar 1712. Legatee daughter Priscilla wife of Zacharias Maddera; son John land adjoining William Thomas; daughter Sarah wife of John Warren part of Piland's patent; son John bed where I now lie at house of James Sampson; wife Elizabeth exc with brother John Brantley. Witness Nathaniel Ridley, James Sampson, James Madera and Mary Sampson.

This record from 1714 refers to William Thomas, Jr. Would that mean his father was also William Thomas?

14 Jul 1714 John Bynum, Thomas Harris, William Thomas Jr. witnesses to deed from Nicholas and Ann Salsbury of Prince George County to Daniel Crawly of Surry. [Surry County Deed Book 6, p200]

More references.

1)William Thomas m.1697,d. abt. 1719
+Elizabeth Bramley,d.abt.1732(1st marriage)
2)William Thomas Jr. d. abt.1723 + Elizabeth CATLETT
2)Jane Thomas d.1741 + John Collier d.1716
+John Lother(or Lathrop)

++Priscilla Browne d.abt.1732(2nd marriage)(widow of Thomas Blunt, and River Jordon)

Jane Thomas [d. 1741] daughter of William Thomas married John Lather/Laughter before 1741. Prior to that she had apparently been married to a Collier. John was the son of John Lather/Laughter/Lowther and possibly Jane Bayly.

Henry Thomas died in Southampton Co Va in 1772.He was the son of William and Priscilla Browne(Jordan,Blunt)Thomas..He married Mary Blow. They had a son, William Thomas, who died between 1794-95 in Va.

Pages 438-439: THOMAS BLUNT and wife ANN to WILLIAM THOMAS dated 8 Jan 1767
212 acres on the south side of the Nottoway River (patent to sd. BLUNT on 16 Sep 1765), S: THOMAS (signed) BLUNT and ANN (signed) BLUNT, W: BENJAMIN (signed) LEWIS and RICHARD (signed) BLOW. ANN came to court to provide consent only.

And getting on back there in the 1600s.... there was a William Thomas who married Elizabeth Webb. This may be the roots of the later William Thomas.

EDWARDS SAUNDERS was a physician in 1662 to a Col. COLCOUGH, whose widow, after his death that year, married as her 3rd husband, WILLIAM THOMAS.

By 1681 a family named SAUNDERS had located in Nansemond County, Virginia. Also members of the THOMAS FAMILY.

The wife of COL. COLCLOUGH, who married WILLIAM THOMAS, was ELIZABETH WEBB, whose parents had lived and did then live, in Nansemond or Isle of Wight County, Va.

In 1681, ELIZABETH THOMAS made deed to ROBERT SAUNDERS, of Nansemond County, Va. a part of a former patent to JOHN SAUNDERS of Isle of Wight County. - From SAUNDERS' "Early Settlers of Alabama" p. 340.

On April 23, 1681, RICHARD THOMAS, JOHN SAUNDERS and JONATHAN ROBINSON were granted 1650 acres of land in the Isle of Wight County, Va. - Isle of Wt. Records 7, p 721.

RICHARD THOMAS was the son of a JOHN THOMAS, and March 21, 1677, was granted lands on Chuckatuck in Nansemond County, Va.

(JOHN THOMAS may have been the brother of WILLIAM THOMAS who married ELIZABETH WEBB.) (Northumberland)