Posted By:Nancy Mathews
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Subject:Re: How many Lancaster lines in Virginia?
Post Date:February 12, 2008 at 12:16:06
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Hi John,

Well lets catch you up. Also, exactly who are you out of? First I might add, that a lot of confusion with the Henrico Co. VA Lancaster, which they left and moved into Surry Co., North Carolina for a short time before moving on into Smith Co., TN.... This is where alot of old researcher confused the Henrico Co., VA Lancaster's with the Surry Co., Virginia Lancaster who also moved into other countys North Carolina. Confusing the Surry Co reference.

The York/New Kent Co., VA Lancaster's. Early researchers were confusing the Robert Sr. and Jr. with the Surry Co., VA Robert Sr. and Jr.

Below are the beginning lines in Virginia, with the exception of Northumberland Co., VA.


*****Northumberland Co., VA******
Lots of early Lancaster's but I have only found one link, residing in early Georgia, the others stayed within the county and died.



****Norfolk Co., VA***

Lancaster, Owen (b. bef. 1618- )
Son of
Spouse:
Lineage: Owen Lancaster 1st Progenitor from England to America.
·       1618*England, Vital Records
Owen Lancaster (b. 1618 England-d. )
·       Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Owen Lancaster
Year:       1639
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       6219
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Owen
Annotation:       Date and place where land was patented and record was created listing those transported/imported. Only the names of those to be transported were indexed. Abstracted from Land Office records located at the Virginia State Library. See also source numbers 62
Source Bibliography:       NUGENT, NELL M. Cavaliers and Pioneers: A Calendar of Virginia Land Grants, 1623-1800. Vol. 1:1-6. Richmond, VA: Dietz Printing Co., [1929-1931. Although vol. 6 ends with the year 1695, no other volumes were published.]
Page:       151

·       Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Owen Lancaster
Year:       1639
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       6220
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Owen
Annotation:       Record of 20,000 very early immigrants, with much relevant information. Taken from Patent Books 1 through 5. Title page states, "In 5 volumes," but up to 1979 only three had appeared. See nos. 6221 and 6223 for second and third volumes, published in 1977
Source Bibliography:       NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1983.
Page:       107


·       1646*Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, pg. 30
Will, 1646 Thompson, Thomas, by Lancaster, Levett, Lower Norfolk Co., VA
·       1646*Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, pg. 30
Will, 1646 Lormore, Thomas by Lancaster, Lovett, Lower Norfolk Co., VA
·       1651*Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, pg. 30
Will, 1651 Symcocks, Alis, by John Martin and Lancaster, Lovett, Lower Norfolk Co., VA
·       1651*Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, pg. 24
Barry, Garratt, 1651 by Lancaster, Lovett, Lower Norfolk Co., VA
·       1651*Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, pg. 30
Will, 1651 John Benering, by John Martin and Lancaster, Lovett, Lower Norfolk Co., VA
·       1651*Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, pg. 41
Will, 1651 Thomas Boxford, by John Martin and Lancaster, Lovett, Lower Norfolk Co., VA
·       1651*Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, pg. 46
Will, 1651 Elizabeth Brookes, by John Martin and Lancaster, Lovett, Lower Norfolk Co., VA
·       1651*Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666, pg. 30
Will, 1651 James Flaharty, by John Martin and Lancaster, Lovett, Lower Norfolk Co., VA

(Note*I have often wonder if this might be Gowan Lancaster's documents as well, because he picks up court records in York in 1651 and these ended in 1651? But I have not connected them to him, I'm just not sure.)



**********YORK Co/New Kent Co., Lancaster lineage: These lines filtered into New Kent Co., VA, Orange Co., VA then down through Kentucky

Lancaster, John Gowen (1607-1658) 1st generation
Son of
Spouse:
Lineage: John Gowen Lancaster 1st Progenitor from England to America.
·       1614*England, Vital Records
John Gowen Lancaster (b. 1607 England-d. bef. February 1658 York Co., VA)
·       1635*Ship "Transport" sailed from England to Virginia
Submitted by/Infomat: Jerree Katt1930@aol.com
Gowen Lancaster age 28 sailed for Virginia from England on the Ship "Transport" in 1635
·       1635*Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Gowen Lancaster
Year:       1635
Age:       28
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1607
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       1035.14
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Gowen
Annotation:       Date of emigration and intended destination. Two lists, extracted by Horatio G. Somerby, originally published in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register,vol. 3:3 (July 1849) and indexed as no. 8862 in PILI 1984.
Source Bibliography:       BURKHARDT, JUDITH. "England to Virginia in 1635." In The Second Boat, vol. 2:1 (May 1981), pp. 4-5.
Page:       4

·       1635*Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Gowen Lancaster
Year:       1635
Age:       28
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1607
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       1219.4
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Gowen
Source Bibliography:       COLDHAM, PETER WILSON. The Complete Book of Emigrants: A Comprehensive Listing Compiled from English Public Records of Those Who Took Ship to the Americas for Political, Religious, and Economic Reasons; of Those Who Were Deported for Vagrancy, Roguery, or Non-Conformity; and of Those Who Were Sold to Labour in the New Colonies. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co. 1607-1660. 1988. 600p.
Page:       153

·       1635*Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Gowen Lancaster
Year:       1635
Age:       28
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1607
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       3283
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Gowen
Annotation:       Standard work. Includes lists of ships to Bermuda, Barbados, and continental North America. Indexes family names. Names of Jews are excerpted in Adler, no. 61. Care should be taken when using Hotten. There are two versions, one with accurate text and inde
Source Bibliography:       HOTTEN, JOHN CAMDEN, editor. The Original Lists of Persons of Quality; Emigrants; Religious Exiles; Political Rebels; Serving Men Sold for a Term of Years; Apprentices; Children Stolen; Maidens Pressed; and Others Who Went from Great Britain to the American Plantations, 1600-1700. With Their Ages, the Localities Where They Formerly Lived in the Mother Country, the Names of the Ships in Which They Embarked, and Other Interesting Particulars. From MSS. Preserved in the State
Page:       101

·       1635*Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Gowen Lancaster
Year:       1635
Age:       28
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1607
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       6571
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Gowen
Annotation:       Date of transportation order and intended destination.
Source Bibliography:       "PASSENGERS FOR VIRGINIA." In Genealogy: A Journal of American Ancestry. Edited by Lyman Horace Weeks. New York: William M. Clemens, vol. 1 (January 20, 1912), pp. 19-20; (February 10, 1912), p. 43.
Page:       19

·       1635*Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Gowen Lancaster
Year:       1635
Age:       28
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1607
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       8862
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Gowen
Annotation:       From originals of the Master of Rolls, London. Articles in various numbers of the register. The late appearance of the final list was because it had been lost. Also in no. 9151, Tepper, Passengers to America, pp. 80-127.
Source Bibliography:       SOMERBY, HORATIO G. "Passengers for Virginia, 1635." In The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 2:1 (Jan. 1848), pp. 111-113; vol. 2:2 (Apr. 1848), pp. 211-212; vol. 2:3 (July 1848), p. 268; vol. 2:4 (Oct. 1848), pp. 374-375; vol. 3:2 (Apr. 1849), p. 184; vol. 3:3 (July 1849), pp. 388-390; vol. 4:1 (Jan. 1850), p. 61; vol. 4:2 (Apr. 1850), pp. 189-191; vol. 4:3 (July 1850), pp. 261-264; vol. 5:1 (Jan. 1851), pp. 61-62; vol. 5:3 (July 1851), pp. 343-344; v
Page:       343

·       1635*Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Gowen Lancaster
Year:       1635
Age:       28
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1607
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       8862
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Gowen
Annotation:       From originals of the Master of Rolls, London. Articles in various numbers of the register. The late appearance of the final list was because it had been lost. Also in no. 9151, Tepper, Passengers to America, pp. 80-127.
Source Bibliography:       SOMERBY, HORATIO G. "Passengers for Virginia, 1635." In The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, vol. 2:1 (Jan. 1848), pp. 111-113; vol. 2:2 (Apr. 1848), pp. 211-212; vol. 2:3 (July 1848), p. 268; vol. 2:4 (Oct. 1848), pp. 374-375; vol. 3:2 (Apr. 1849), p. 184; vol. 3:3 (July 1849), pp. 388-390; vol. 4:1 (Jan. 1850), p. 61; vol. 4:2 (Apr. 1850), pp. 189-191; vol. 4:3 (July 1850), pp. 261-264; vol. 5:1 (Jan. 1851), pp. 61-62; vol. 5:3 (July 1851), pp. 343-344; v
Page:       389

·       1635*Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Gowen Lancaster
Year:       1635
Age:       28
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1607
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       9151
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Gowen
Annotation:       Contains 35 articles excerpted from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1961. About 17,000 names. Similar lists in Boyer, nos. 0702, 0714, 0717, 0720.
Source Bibliography:       TEPPER, MICHAEL, editor. Passengers to America: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register." Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977. 554p. Reprinted with new introduction and indexes, 1978. Repr. 1980.
Page:       101

·       1635*Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s
Name:       Gowen Lancaster
Year:       1635
Age:       28
Estimated Birth Year:       abt 1607
Place:       Virginia
Source Publication Code:       9151
Primary Immigrant:       Lancaster, Gowen
Annotation:       Contains 35 articles excerpted from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1847-1961. About 17,000 names. Similar lists in Boyer, nos. 0702, 0714, 0717, 0720.
Source Bibliography:       TEPPER, MICHAEL, editor. Passengers to America: A Consolidation of Ship Passenger Lists from "The New England Historical and Genealogical Register." Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977. 554p. Reprinted with new introduction and indexes, 1978. Repr. 1980.
Page:       90

·       1651*The Complete Book of Emigrants, [1607-1660], pg. 464, by Peter Wilson Coldham
Submitted by/Infomat: Charles W. Lancaster Clanc3552@aol.com
July 23rd 1660… David Preece, Yeoman, to Gowen Lancaster, 9 years Virginia
(Note*Accounts owed to the estate of Gowen Lancaster, Is this indenture for 9 years of service owed for passage into the Americas which would have been in litigation in 1660)
·       1652*Land Patent & Grants, Charles River Co., VA, pg. 31
(Charles River Co., >York Co., 1642-1643>New Kent Co.,>1654)
March 1st 1652... Gowen Lancaster granted 75-acres Charles River Co., in Cheesecake,
1st March 1652 butting upon Captain West’s Creek westerly, bounded on the north with land of Thomas Moreland and on south side with land of William Reynolds. Transporting of 2 persons: Barnaby Linthicum, Mary Nichols.
·       1658* The Complete Book of Emigrants, [1607-1660], pg. 464, by Peter Wilson Coldham
Submitted by/Infomat: Charles W. Lancaster Clanc3552@aol.com
August 1663… Mary Smith indenture to Gowen Lancaster, 4 years, Virginia
(Note*Accounts owed to the estate of Gowen Lancaster, Mary Smith’s Indenture for 4 years in legations, could Gowen have paid for her passage?)
·       1658*York Co., VA, Book III, Pages 5-60 [pg. 33a]
September 10th 1658… Robert Clarke and [Gowen] Lancaster Orphans: Robert Lancaster, 2 cows & 2 heifers (described). Elizabeth Lancaster, 4 cows & 2 calves. Anne Lancaster, 3 cows. One heifer strayed & Clarke to find it. Signed: Robert Clark.
·       1658*York Co., VA, Book III, Pages 5-60
September 10th 1658… Robert Clarke an account of the cattle of Robert Lancaster, Elizabeth and Anne. Management of that part of the estate of Gowen Lancaster deceased as belonging to the deceased children to Mr. John Hayward and Mr. Edmond Peters till next court.
·       1658*York Co., VA, Book III, Pages 5-60, pg. 33a
September 10th 1658… Power is given to Mr. William Morley, guardian of Ann Lancaster, daughter of Gowen Lancaster deceased. To dispose of 3 cows of hers and the mark of 3 cows of his own for her by reason that the orphan cannot without great trouble and hazard be kept at her penne, and he to give bond with security.
·       1658*York Co., VA, Book III, Pages 5-60 [pg. 47]
February 24th 1658… This court has reference to the management & sale ordering of that part of the Estate of Gowen Lancaster deceased as belonged to the children to Mr. John Hansford and Mr. Edmond Peters order to come to the next court.
·       1659*York Co. VA Records, 1659-1662
August 24th 1659... Mr. Edmond Peters is by choice of Robert Lancaster, Appointed said Robert's guardian, and is to be possess of his estate, but Robert to have his produce and benefit of his own labor.
1659*York Co. VA Records [1659-1662]
September 10th 1659... Account of cattle of children of Gowen Lancaster: Robert Lancaster; 2 cows, 2 heifers, 1 cow calf. Elizabeth Lancaster: 4 cows, 2 heifers. Signed Thomas Haynes. Ann Lancaster orphan of Gowen Lancaster: 3 cows, 3 calves. Signed William (W) Morley.
·       1660*The Complete Book of Emigrants, [1607-1660], pg. 464, by Peter Wilson Coldham
Submitted by/Infomat: Charles W. Lancaster Clanc3552@aol.com
July 23rd 1660… David Preece, Yeoman, to Gowen Lancaster, 9 years Virginia
(Note*Accounts owed to the estate of Gowen Lancaster, Is this indenture for 9 years of service owed for passage into the Americas which would have been in litigation)
1660*York Co. Va. Records, 1659-1662, John Gowen Lancaster, Orphans
September 11th 1660… Cattle of Anne Lancaster daughter of John Lancaster by William Morley
·       1663*Bristol Registers of Servants Sent to Foreign Plantations, by Peter Wilson Coldham
Submitted by/Infomat: Charles W. Lancaster Clanc3552@aol.com
August 1663… Mary Smith to Gowen Lancaster, 4 years, Virginia
(Note*Accounts owed to the estate of Gowen Lancaster, Mary Smith’s Indenture for 4 years in legations, could Gowen have paid for her passage?)
Children of John Gawen Lancaster
(1) Robert Lancaster (b. bef. 1645 York Co., VA)
(2) Elizabeth Lancaster (b. 1646-1658 York Co., VA)
(3) Anne Lancaster (b. 1652-1658 York Co., VA)


Lancaster, Robert 1st (1645- ) 2nd generation
Son of John Gowen Lancaster Progenitor from England to America
Spouse:
Lineage: Robert>John Gowen Lancaster
·       1645*York Co., VA, Vital Records
Robert Lancaster (b. bef. 1645 York Co., VA)
·       1658*York Co., VA, Book III, Pages 5-60 [pg. 33a]
September 10th 1658… Robert Clarke and [Gowen] Lancaster Orphans: Robert Lancaster, 2 cows & 2 heifers (described). Elizabeth Lancaster, 4 cows & 2 calves. Anne Lancaster, 3 cows. One heifer strayed & Clarke to find it. Signed: Robert Clark.
·       1658*York Co., VA, Book III, Pages 5-60 [pg. 33a]
September 10th 1658… Robert Clarke an account of the cattle of Robert Lancaster, Elizabeth Lancaster and Anne Lancaster. Management of that part of the estate of Gowen Lancaster deceased as belonging to the deceased children to Mr. John Hayward and Mr. Edmond Peters till next court.
·       1658*York Co., VA, Book III, Pages 5-60 [pg. 33a]
September 10th 1658… Power is given to Mr. William Morley, guardian of Ann Lancaster, daughter of Gowen Lancaster deceased. To dispose of 3 cows of hers and the mark of 3 cows of his own for her by reason that the orphan cannot without great trouble and hazard be kept at her penne, and he to give bond with security.
·       1658*York Co., VA, Book III, Pages 5-60 [pg. 47]
February 24th 1658… This court has reference to the management & sale ordering of that part of the Estate of Gowen Lancaster deceased as belonged to the children to Mr. John Hansford and Mr. Edmond Peters order to come to the next court.
·       1659*York Co. VA Records, 1659-1662
August 24th 1659... Mr. Edmond Peters is by choice of Robert Lancaster appointed said Robert's guardian, and is to be possess of his estate but Robert to have his produce and benefit of his own labor.
1659*York Co. VA Records [1659-1662]
September 10th 1659... Account of cattle of children of Gowen Lancaster: Robert Lancaster; 2 cows, 2 heifers, 1 cow calf. Elizabeth Lancaster: 4 cows, 2 heifers. Signed Thomas Haynes. Ann Lancaster orphan of Gowen Lancaster: 3 cows, 3 calves. Signed William (W) Morley.
·       1671*York Co., VA Deed Record, 1672-1676, pg. 6       
February 26th 1671/72… Robert Lancaster of New Kent, planter to David Crafford or West Hundred planter, for 400 lbs Tobacco, all that seat of land in Hampton Parish, York Co. bounding west on Felgates Creek, a mile into the woods, with houses, edifices, etc. Witnesses: William Swinnerton, and John Baskervyle. Signed Robert (t) Lancaster. Recorded February 26, 1671/72
·       1672*New Kent Co., (>Hanover Co., VA), Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of VA
Land patents and Grants, by Nell Marion Nugent, Vol. 2, 1666-1695.
October 8th 1672... Robert Lancaster and Rowland Hoarsley were granted 473-acres of land on the east side of Matadequin Creek on Little Creek in New Kent (later, Hanover Co.) county adjoining the land of Charles Bryan. (This grant was for transporting 10 persons to Virginia.)
·       1674/75*New Kent Co., (>Hanover Co., VA), Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of VA
Land patents and Grants, by Nell Marion Nugent, Vol. 2, 1666-1695
March 7th 1674/75... Robert Lancaster and Rowland Hoarsley the two were allowed a combined grant of 767 acres of land at the lower side of the mouth of Little Creek, bounded by land belonging to Charles Bryan: along with William Owen's land near Holly Spring, along David Crafford: to John Pouncey: by Matadequin (sic) Creek: encompassing the 473 acres granted in 672. The land north of the creek was to belong to Rowland Hoarsley. (note*the result is that the Lancaster head right was abandoned.)
·       1688*York Co., VA, (>New Kent Co.) Records, 1687-1691, pg. 155-157       
Joseph Ring of Hampton Parish, York Co., gentleman and Sarah his wife to Edward Fuller of Glouster Co., planter deeded to for 10,000-pounds of tobacco a seat of land in Hampton Parish bounding westerly on Felgates Creek running thence easterly a mile into the woods, southerly bounding on the land lately belonging to Thomas Moreland deceased and northerly on Mr. Edmond Peters as by deed 24 February 1671 (1672) made between Robert Lancaster and David Crawford the bounds of which land being further certified and expressed by marked trees on the back of the deed dated 3rd March 1673 (1674), which said seat of land was by Joseph Ring purchased of David Crawford by an assignment 30th February 1682 (1683). Signed Joseph Ring and his wife Sarah Ring. Witnesses: William Sedgwick, Edmond Dodd, and Isaac Sedgwick. 24th September 1688 acknowledged by Mr. Joseph Ring and Mr. William Sedgwick by virtue of a power from Mrs. Sarah Ring. 24 September 1688, Sarah Ring the wife of Mr. Joseph Ring of Hampton Parish, York County, appoint my trusty friend William Sedgwick my attorney to acknowledge my interest in 75 acres which my husband formerly purchased of Mr. David Crawford and by deed 24 September 1688 sold to Edward Fuller of Gloucester Co., Planter. Signed, Sarah Ring. Witnesses: Edmond Dodd and Isaac Sedgwick. 24th September 1688. Proved by the witnesses.
·       Children of Robert Lancaster Sr.
(1) Robert Lancaster Jr. (b. 1668)

Lancaster, Robert Jr. (1668 - ) 3rd generation
Son of Robert Lancaster Sr.
Spouse:
Lineage: Robert Jr.>Robert Sr.>John Gawen Lancaster
·       1668*York Co., VA, Vital Records
Robert Lancaster Jr. (b. 1668 York Co., VA)
·       1689*New Kent Co., VA., Parish of St. Peter's, Rolls taken
February 28th 1689... Robert Lancaster Jr. is listed on the procession and remarking of boundary lists for the Parish of St. Peter's of New Kent County, VA. This roll was ordered taken on 28 February 1689 and completed on 4 May 1689. Others listed on the Roll, were Roland (sic) Hoarsley and William Webb. (Note*document listed as Robert Lancaster, Jr.) (Note*could this Wm. Webb be somehow related to Mary (Polly) Webb, wife of William Lancaster, (b. abt. 1750).
·       1690*New Kent Co., St. Peter's Parish, Vestry Book, 1684-1786
Richard Lancaster son of Robert Lancaster baptized ye 15th of March 1690/91.
·       1695*Hanover Co., VA, The Vestry Book of St. Paul's Parish (1706-1786)
July 29th 1695... Pursuant to an Order of Court, appointing Mr. John White of the high ways, dated July 29th 1695. The said Mr. John White (_________) himself to the vestry of St. Paul’s Parish in the manor and form forth here do with the bounds of the precincts which Mr. John White, was appointed overseer of as followeth. Beginning at the mouth of Elder Swamp running up it to the head (________) branch of Matadequin called little Creek, down that to the Fork, where said Lancaster formerly dwelt, than up that Creek, Polegreen’s Quarter, (______) of Beaver dam Swamp, then down that, and the main Swamp, to the (______) Elder Swamp, where it began. Ordered, that all contained within the above limits, give their duty in clearing the high ways, according to the former Order of Court.
·       1704*New Kent Co., St. Paul’s Parish, Court of directives to define precincts.
1704... St. Paul's Parish was established in 1704, they followed the Court's directive to define precincts. "... the said Mr. John White, (presents) himself to the vestry of St. Paul’s Parish in the manner and form of ( ). The bounds of the precinct’s which Mr. John White was appointed as followeth: Beginning at the mouth of Elder Swamp running up it to the head branch of Matadequin (sic) called little Creek down that to the Fork where Lancaster formerly dwelt.
·       Children of Robert Lancaster Jr.
(1) Richard Lancaster (b. March 15th 1690/91)
(2) John Lancaster (b. bef. 1708) married Mary

And So forth, this line does not connect to Robert Lancaster, Sr. of Surry Co., VA.


******** Henrico Co., VA Lancaster's **********

Lancaster, John 1st (bef. 1703-1770) 1st generation
Son of
Spouse: Frances Allen, d/o
Lineage: John>
·       1695*Vital Records
John Lancaster (b. bef. 1703 -d. 1770 Richmond Henrico Co., VA)
Frances Allen (b. abt. 1708 (London, England?)-d. bef. 1769 Henrico Co., VA)
·       1737/46*Henrico Co., VA Court Order Book (1737-1746) Index, by T. L. C. Genealogy
John Lancaster pg. 182 mention twice (1742?) Mary Lancaster pg. 385, pg. 398, pg. 413
·       1742*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds pg. 182 (1737-1750), by Benjamin B. Weisiger III
May Court 1742... Martha Patterson deeded to John Lancaster. (Registered)
·       1742*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds pg. 182 (1737-1750), by Benjamin B. Weisiger III
May Court 1742...Thomas Cottrell deed to John Lancaster. (Registered)
·       1747*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds pg. 372, (1737-1750) by Benjamin B. Weisiger III
March 5th 1747... John Jones of County and Parish of Henrico to William Jones of same, for 5-pounds sold 75-acres in same parish; being part of land where said John lives, purchased of Abraham Childress and bounded by Moilum's line, and John Lankester. Witnesses: Charles John Thomas, William Merriman, and Richard Cottrell. Signed, James Jones. Registered Monday, April 1st 1748.
·       1748*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds pg. 76 (1737-1750)
October 14th 1748... Charles Witt of Goochland Co., to David Staples of Henrico Co., for 27-pounds sold 160-acres, on upper side of Deep Run in Henrico Parish, bounded by Col. Randolph. Signed, Charles Witt. Witnesses: John Ellis, William Allen, John Lancaster, and William Harding. Registered Monday, March 1st 1748/49. (Note*John Lancaster's mark, three lines vertical and one through those, like a count of numbers, could this represent he is the 4th John Lancaster, descending?)
·       1750*Henrico Co., VA, Deed Record pg. 32 (1750-1767)
April 3rd 1750... A deed of record for Jane Randolph to her son, Robert Randolph. Witnesses: John Lancaster, Richard bland and Robert Pleasants.
·       1750*Henrico Co., VA, Wills & Deed pg. 38 (1750-1767)
October 1750... A deed of Record, for Jacob Robertson to Agge Willis, beginning at John Lancaster line on a branch called the Old House Branch thence to said branch according to the course of the water to John Williamson's line.
·       1750*Henrico Co., VA Colonial Wills, part two, pg. 38 (1737-1781) by Benjamin B. Weisiger III
November Court 1750... Inventory of William Gording by Benjamin Clarke, Richard Cottrell, and John Lancaster. Presented by Robert Gording and recorded November 1750.
·       1751*Henrico Co., VA, History of St. Johns Parish, Church Records, pg. 90-91, by R. A. Brock
August 17th 1751... John Lancaster, Richard Cottrell, Joseph Ellis and Joseph Freeman to renew the bounds of Precinct 1, processing lands, to name all persons in precinct of Curls Church from the mouth of the Great West Ham to William Gordon's road to the James River.
·       1755*Henrico Co., VA, The Virginia Gazette, pg. 2, Column 2
May 16th 1755... John Lancaster, placed ad in newspaper, "Strayed or stolen from the subscriber, living in Henrico County, a black mare, about four feet, five inches high, or better, with a small whit spot on her face, and another one on her thighs just above her ham, a spilt in the back part of one of her ears, and branded on the near shoulder somewhat resembling a fish-hook: She was with foal when she went away. Whoever will bring the mare and colt to me, shall have a pistol reward. Paid by John Lancaster.
·       1757*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds & Wills Part 2, pg. 515 (1750-1767)
September 5th 1757... John Lancaster, sold 180-acres for 50-pounds to his son Nathaniel Lankester described as on the south side of Deep Run Creek, adjoining John North and John Lancaster’s line to Richard Cottrell and John Eels to William Jones. Witnessed: Christopher John Thomas, John Lankester, and Francis (x) Lankester.
·       1763*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds 1750-1774:803
Submitted by/Infomat: Jerree
July 4th 1763… Henry Martin, Pouncey Anderson, and Richard Holland, executors of Michael Holland, deceased under will dated October 10th 1746 to Samuel Duval of Henrico Co., VA for 28-pounds and 7-shillings sold 587 acres adjoining John Lancaster and Samuel Duval, Thomas Conaway, Cottrell, John Puryear, William Harris and Thomas East. Witnesses: Samuel Williamson, John Orr, and Turner Southall. Signed: Henry Martin and Pouncey Anderson (no signature or acknowledgement for Richard Holland). Recorded July 4th 1763.
·       1763*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds 1750-1774:863
Submitted by/Infomat: Jerree
October 3rd 1763… John North and Sarah his wife to Thomas North for 30-pounds sold 100 acres adjoining John Lancaster, Anthony North, Old House Branch, Thomas North, Thomas Randolph, David Allen and William Jones. Witnesses: Christopher John Thomas, Abraham North, William Allen Lancaster, and Anthony North. Signed John (E, his mark) North. Sarah (mark) North. Recorded October 3rd 1763.
·       1763*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds 1750-1774:889
Submitted by/Infomat: Jerree
October 13th 1763… Nathaniel Lancaster to William Jones both of Henrico Co., VA for 150-pounds sold 180-acres adjoining John Miller, Richard Cottrell, John Lancaster and William Jones. Witnesses: Christopher John Thomas, David Allen and William Allen Lancaster. Signed Nathaniel Lancaster. Hope Lancaster, wife of Nathaniel Lancaster relinquished her dower rights. Recorded: November 7th 1763.
·       1764*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds 1750-1774:866
Submitted by/Infomat: Jerree
April 16th 1764… Deed of Mortgage form John Ellis and John Lancaster of Henrico Co., VA to Peter Randolph, Esquire Richard Randolph, Thomas Mann Randolph, Richard Adams, James Buchanan, Alexander Baine, Charles McPherson, Ninian Minzier, Philip Mayo and Alexander McCaul, Gentlemen for 150-pounds with interest from the date hereof to be paid on or before the first of October next ensuing, the collateral being ten Negro slaves, viz: Caesar, Peter and Hampshire, men, Lucy and Jane, women, belonging to the said John Ellis; and Peter a man, Pegg a woman and Rachel, Sall and Phebe, children, belonging to the said John Lancaster, with the future increase of the females. Witnesses: John Kippen, John Old, William Wilson, and William Wallace. Signed John Ellis, John (his mark) Lancaster. Recorded July 2nd 1764.
·       1764*Henrico Co., VA, Colonial Wills, part two, pg. 394 (1737-1781)
December Court 1764... John Lancaster, Richard Cottrell, Benjamin Johnson and John Jude to appraise estate of David Melton, deceased.
·       1764*Henrico Co., VA, Colonial Wills, part two, pg. 395 (1737-1781) by Benjamin B. Weisiger
December Court 1764... Will of Peter Puryear presented by Hezekiah Puryear and Obadiah Smith, two of the executors and proved: James Gunn and Isaac Younghusband Security: William Jones, Richard Cottrell, John Jude, and John Lancaster to appraise.
·       1765*Henrico Co., VA, Colonial Wills, part two, pg. 1975 (1737-1781)
February 4th 1765... Inventory of David Melton deceased, estate value is 18-pounds 3-shillings 6-pence by Richard Cottrell, John Lankester. Registered February 4th 1765.
·       1767*Henrico Co., VA, Colonial Wills, part two, pg. 137 (1737-1781)
September Court 1767... Will of Mary Walters presented by Christopher John Thomas, Executor, and proved by John Ellis, a witness; security by John Lancaster. Joseph Ellis, Thomas Ellis, Richard Cottrell and William Ellis to appraise estate.
·       1768*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds & Wills part 1 (1767-1774)
October 3rd 1768... A deed of record from Anthony North to Royal Richard Allen for 40-pounds sold 70-acres on Deep Run Creek, adjoining the property of John Lancaster, Sr., William Hall, R. R. Allen, and Nicholas Amos.
·       1769*Henrico Co., VA, Deeds & Wills, Part 1, pg. 162 (1767-1774)
February 1769... John Lankester of Henrico Co., for 110 pounds and 4 pence currency paid by William Allen Lankester, Make deeded to my son William A. Lankester his heirs and assignees, on a certain parcel of land and plantation whereon John Lankester now lives... 100-acres on Deep Run Creek in Henrico County, All lands, houses, orchards, garden, fences, woods, waters and advantage with five Negroes, to wit: Peggy, Rachel, Sara, Charles and Peter, also all my working tools, stock, cattle, sheep, and hogs and all money due me, one gun, one sword, and one tea kettle. Witnesses: Leon Henley, David Allen, Jessie Smith, and William Henley.
·       Children of John and Frances (Allen) Lancaster 1st
(1) Mary Lancaster (1724-1806 Smith Co., TN) never married
(2) John Lancaster Jr. (1730-1800) married Anne Cottrell
(3) Nathaniel Lancaster (1734-1809) married Hope Walker
(4) William Allen Lancaster (1738-1779/80) married Judith Williamson
(5) Anne Lancaster (b. bef. 1739) married Philemon Williams 1757
(6) Elizabeth Lancaster (possible daughter)

Lancaster, John 2nd (1730-1801) 2nd generation
Son of John and Frances (Allen?) Lancaster Sr.
Spouse: Anne Cottrell, d/o Richard and Judith (Smith) Cottrell, III
Lineage: John 2nd>John 1st of Henrico Co., VA
·       1729/30*Richmond, Henrico Co., VA, Vital Records
John Lancaster Jr. (b. January 12th 1730 Henrico, VA-d. December 21st / 22nd 1801, Smith Co., TN)
(After a.m. court December 21st 1801 and bef. a.m. court December 22nd 1801 Smith Co., TN)
Anne Cottrell (b. September 2nd 1736 Henrico Co., VA-d. January 1801 Smith Co., TN)
·       Special Notes*Conflicting determination of Marriages
John Lancaster married Anne Cottrell (b. September 2nd 1736 Henrico Co., VA) d/o Richard and Judith (Smith) Cottrell, III)… Richard Cottrell III (b. December 17th 1710 New Kent Co., VA-d. March 12th 1792 Henrico Co., VA) married 1st Judith Smith, February 14th 1731/32 Henrico Co., VA, 2nd Mary Atley, September 6th 1753… he was the son of Richard Cottrell II, (b. 1687 New Kent Co., VA-d. October 13th 1715 Henrico Co., VA) married Elizabeth Satter… he was the son of Richard Cottrell I, (b. 1665 North Kent Virginia-d. March 16th 1714/15) married Mary Anderson (Mary Anderson, d/o Robert and Celeste (Massie) Anderson
(Similarities in this being the correct marriage, first daughter named Mary (after Mary (Anderson) Cottrell?) 2nd daughter named Judith (after Judith (Smith) Cottrell), daughter named Anne (after Mother Ann), son named Richard (after Richard Cottrell) children married into the Smith Family, Richard Cottrell and John Lancaster 1st joining land (neighbors), perfect setup for a marriage to occur between the two in these times. Anne Cottrell’s age 18 in 1754, right time marriage and having these children. The other is that I have found no source for the marriage to Ann Williams?
Richard Cottrell left will Henrico Co., VA, Will Book 2, pg. 225, dated February 15th 1788, proven April 2nd 1792, also there are bible records on this entire family located http://image.vtls.com/bible/20137/index.html:Bible Records, pg. 2
·       Last Will and Testament for Richard Cottrell and it names his first child, Ann Lancaster.
·       1753*Richmond, Henrico Co., VA, Marriage
John Lancaster married Ann Cottrell abt. 1753 Henrico Co., VA
·       1782*Surry County, NC, Abstracts Deed Books A, B, and C (1770-1788)
May 14th 1782... Robert Lanier and John Lynch sold to John Lancaster Sr. for 300 pounds for 290-acres on Stewarts Creek. Signed, Robert Lanier and John Lynch. Witnesses: None. (Note* this land was sold, August 13th 1785, page 249, John Lancaster Sr. to Wm Holman)
·       1782*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes, Volumes I & II, (1768-1789), by W. O. Absher
November 15th 1782... Ordered following work under Robert Lanier, overseer of road. John Allen, Daniel Hudspeth, Alexander Douglas, William Holloman, Charles Parker, Leander Hughes, Thomas Smith, esq., William Shambling, Jacob Roberson, John Lancaster, John Smith, Thomas Smith (cooper), John Hail, and Adam Spoon.
·       1783*Stokes Co., NC, Deed Abstracts, Bk. 2, (1793-1797), pg. 71
May 14th 1783... To John Lancaster, Sr. May 14th 1783; by said Lancaster to Joseph Williams, one of the Executors of Robert Lanier, deceased September 13th 1786 and June 29th 1791; and by Joseph Williams to Traugott Bage on March 1st 1793. Signed, Traugott Bage. Witnesses: Jacob Blum, William Hall.
·       1783*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes, Volumes I & II, (1768-1789)
May 14th 1783... Deed from Robert Lanier to John Lancaster: Oath by said Robert.
·       1784*Surry County, NC, Abstracts Deed Books A, B, and C (1770-1788)
November 16th 1784, page 243, 244... John Merriman and wife Mary to John Lancaster 100 pound, for 385-acres on Salem Road adjoining Lanier. Signed, John Merriman. Witnesses, William Lancaster, William Douglas. (Note*this land was sold, December 27th 1785, page 318, John & Ann Lancaster to William Harvey)
·       1785*Surry County, NC, Abstracts Deed Book C (1770-1788)
February 17th 1785, page 291... Mark Phillips to Thomas Smith 50 pounds for 200-acres on Middle Fork Double Creek, adjoining Joseph Williams and John Hicks. Signed, Mark Phillips. Witnesses: John Lancaster, Zebadiah Billitor, and David Stewart.
·       1785*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes Abstracts, Vol. I, (1768-1785), by Absher & Hayes
February 18th 1785... William Boner vs. Joseph Philips, Wm. Sheppard, James Sheppard. Jury: Moses Woodruff, Ben. Burch, Thomas Clark, Michael Bacon, John Lancaster, George Sprinkle, William Forkner, Joshua Cox, Justice Reynolds, John Burch, Josh Krause, James Gains.
·       1785*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes, Volumes I & II, (1768-1789)
February 18th 1785... John Lancaster, Jury Duty in the case of Wm. Boner vs. Joseph Philips. (Note*two different resource books, same case)
·       1785*Surry County, NC, Abstracts Deed Book C (1770-1788)
August 13th 1785, page 249... John Lancaster Senior to William Holman 350 pounds for 290-acres on Stewarts Creek. Signed, John Lancaster. Witnesses: Thomas Smith, David Stewart, and William Stewart. (Note*this land was purchased, May 14th 1782, from Robert Lanier, John Lynch to John Lancaster, Sr.)
·       1785*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes, Volumes I & II, (1768-1789), by Absher & Hayes
November 15th 1785... Deed from John Lancaster to William Holloman: oath David Stewart.
·       1785*Surry County, NC, Abstracts Deed Book C (1770-1788)
December 27th 1785, page 318... John Lancaster and wife Ann to William Harvey, 250 pounds for 385-acres on Salem road adjoining Lanier. Signed, John and Ann Lancaster. Witnesses: Thomas Smith, John Harvey, Jr. and William Lancaster. (Note*Purchased, Nov. 16, 1784, page 243, 244 from John & Mary Merriman to John Lancaster)
·       1785*Sumner Co., NC, Military Warrant #274, Grant 1265, Entry 101, Bk. #74, pg. 354
Submitted by: Jerree, Infomat: Barbara Lancaster Tsirigotis
State of NC No 101... The Honorable James Glasgow, Esq. Sec of State... To Col Martin Armstrong, Greetings. You are hereby required by law_____ for Elizabeth Reidpeth Relict of John Reidpeth, decd in the line of this State Two Thousand five hundred sixty acres of land within the limits of the land reserved by ______ for the officer _______ of the Continental Line in this        State__________ Observing the directions of the Act of Assembly in such case made and provided for __ning out lands, two just and fair plans, thereof with certificate for each _____you are to transmit to my office within the time omitted by _____. Given under my hand at Hillsboro. This 22nd day of October Anno Dom. 1783. Signed, J. Glasgow
·       Military Warrant No# 274, Grant No# 1265, Entry No# 101, Bk. No# 74, Pg No# 354
[Map states in Sumner County, NC.] By the nature of a Military warrant from the Secretary of State
No. 101 and located same the 28th day of September 1785. I have surveyed for John Lancaster. Two Thousand Five Hundred and Sixty acres land as aforesaid of Eli Redpiths hereunto lying on the west side of Caney Fork. Including the mouth of the southwest fork. Beginning at the _______ end of the first bluff below. The mouth of said west fork one elm and maple on the riverbank. Thence up said river with the different meanders six hundred and twenty-five poles to a beach on the riverbank. Thence south nine hundred and forty-eight poles to a stake. Thence west four hundred and eighty-three poles to two beaches. Thence north six hundred and eighty poles to the beginning. Surveyed 25th December 1789. William Nash, DS
·       Military Warrant No# 274, Grant No# 1265, Entry No# 101, Bk. No# 74, Pg No# 354
Submitted by: Jerree, Infomat: Barbara Lancaster Tsirigotis
I do hereby transfer the within Warrant to John Lancaster for a full valve received as witness our hands & seals this 16th day July 1790. Signed, Elizabeth Douglass, (her mark), Wm. Douglas (his mark). Testers: Thos. Smith, Reuben Smith.
(Note*this land might have been taxed in 1786, to John Lancaster as 1 pole)
·       1786*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes, Vol. II, (1786-1789)
1786... Mosbys District, John Bruce, collector: George Bills 1 poll 400 acres: John Lankester 1 poll 640 acres, John Ramey 1 poll 78 acres, John Lancaster 3 polls, William Lankester, James Stephens, Richard Thomason 1 poll each.
·       1786*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes, Vol. II, (1786-1789), by W. O. Absher & Abstracts Deed Book C (1770-1788)
August 15th 1786... Deed from John Lancaster and wife to William Harvey, Oath by John Lancaster. (Two sources of same information)
·       1786*Surry County, NC, Abstracts Deed Book C (1770-1788)
1786... Peter Riffe verses John Lankester, court action.
·       1786*Surry County, NC, Abstracts Deed Book C (1770-1788)
September 10th 1786, page 342, 343... John Lancaster to Joseph Williams 400 pounds for 640 acres Panther Creek near Shallow ford Road. Signed, John Lancaster. Witnesses: William Thornton, Robert Williams, and Manning Summers.
1786*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes, Vol. II, (1786-1789), by W. O. Absher
November 16th 1786... Deed from John Lankester to Joseph Williams 640 acres; oath Wm Thornton.
·       1787*Surry Co., NC, Court Minutes, Vol. II, (1786-1789), by W. O. Absher
February 15th 1787... Peter Riffe verses John Lankester - Jury: Peter Fulps, Isaac Joice, Matthew Warneck, James Doyle, John Harper, James Badget, Henry Bannister, David Reaves, William N. Cook, William Elliott, Nicholas Horn, Joseph Manakey.
·       1787*Surry County, NC, Court Minutes, Vol. II, (1786-1789), by W. O. Absher
May 19th 1787... Comm. appointed to examine collectors of Insolvents report returns as follows: Mosbys District-John Bruce, collector 1786": George Bills 1 polls 400 ac, John Lankester 1 poll 640 acres, John Ramey 1 poll 78 ac, John Lancaster 3 polls, William Lancaster, James Stephens, Richard Thomason 1 poll each. "The committee reports above persons who have moved out of county after they gave in their lists are allowed as insolvents".
·       1787*Pioneers of Davidson Co., TN, by Edythe Rucker Whitley
Names of persons who were in Davidson County in 1787, being the first year in which the tax on land and polls was taken, being White males over twenty one years, 372 and blacks one hundred and five between twelve and sixty years old. John Lancaster (2) and Wm. (1) total 3. (John Sr., John Jr., Wm)
·       1788*Surry Co., NC, Deed Abstracts, Book D, (1779-1790)
August 9th 1788, page 19, 20... Joseph Williams, Francis Poindexter and wife Jane, Executors estate Robert Lanier, deceased to Alexander Douglas (Robert Lanier by bond, November 21, 1783 obligated himself to make deed to said Douglas and failed to do so in his lifetime, 20 shillings, 85 acres adjoining Sater and Lancaster. Signed Joseph Williams, Francis and Jane Poindexter. Witnesses: Henry Patillo, William Thornton.
·       1788*Surry County, NC, Abstracts Deed Book C (1770-1788)
1788... Deed from John Lancaster to Joseph Williams for 640 acres: Oath of Wm. Thornton.
·       1789*Davidson Co., TN Deed Records, pg. 121, (1783-1792, pg. 180), Vol. I, by Marsh & Deeds Vol. 5, (Jan. 1789-Dec. 1791), by Willis, Sellers
October 1st 1789... John Lancaster, North Carolina, August 6th 1790. This indenture made Oct. 1, 1789 between Isaac Lindsey of Sumner Co., NC of one part and John Lancaster of Davidson County of other part for and inconsideration of the sum of one pound seven shillings to him in had paid by Lancaster, for a tract of lying on the north side of the Cumberland River, about one mile and half from Nashville, and containing seven acres and sixty poles, on Stephen Ray's line, then along his line west to John Lancaster's line, then along his line south to Martin Armstrong's line. Being part of a tract of 320 acres of land granted unto Isaac Lindsey by State of North Carolina, dated ____ of 178_ and No. ____. Signed Isaac Lindsey, Test: Lewis Ford, Phoenix Cox. Deed was acknowledged in open court at the July Term of 1790. Andrew Ewing, CC
·       1789*Sumner Co., TN, Tax records, 1787-1794, by Historical project
August 25th 1789... Record of the Tax laid for the paying of the Militia that employed in cutting the road and a costing fa miles from the town 2nd of Clench Mountain to the Cumberland Settlements. John Lancaster, Poles ___, Land 3560 acres. Amt. of Tax 1 - 15 - 7
·       1790*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, (1793-1997), pg. 220, by Marsh & Vol. 5, (Jan. 1789-Dec. 1791), by Willis, Sellers
December 1st 1790... William Douglass, Territory of the United States & c. August 2nd 1791. This indenture made December 1st 1790 between Thomas Smith of Davidson Co. of one part and William Douglass of same place of other part, for and in consideration of the sum of twenty pounds to him in hand paid by Douglas, for a tract of land lying on a branch of White's Creek, and beginning on Michael Glaves line, Love's line a tract of land containing 28 acres in Davidson County. Signed, Thomas Smith. Test: John Smith, John Lancaster and Reuben Smith. Deed was acknowledged in Open court at the July Term of 1791. Andrew Ewing, CC.
·       1790*Davidson Co., TN, Court Minutes, pg. 476, (1783-1792), by Wells
July 1790... Deed; Isaac Lindsey to John Lancaster, proven by Lewis Ford.
·       1791*Surry Co., NC, Deed Abstracts, Book D, (1779-1790) & Records of Deeds, Vol. 1, (1787-1793), by W. O. Absher, R. K. Hayes & 1791*Stokes Co., NC, Records of Deeds, Vol. 1 & II, (1787-1797), by W. O. Absher
June 29th 1791, page 167, 168... John Lancaster Davidson Co., NC to Joseph Williams, Executor Robert Lanier, Esq., deceased. 400 pounds for 640 acres in Surry and Stokes Co., on Panther Creek northeast side Yadkin near Shallow ford road: Granted James Carter by Granville on December 15th 1753, by Carter to Francis Corbin, Edenton, December 18th 1753. Signed, John Lancaster. Witnesses: Lemuel Harvey, John Harvey, and Wyatt Garner.
(Note*Recorded in both counties, three sources of same information, duel county lines)
·       1792*Henrico Co., VA, Will Book 2, pgs. 226-227-228
Last Will & Testament of Richard Cottrell… Will Book 2, Pages 226-227-228… Henrico Co., VA
In the name of God amen, I Richard Cottrell of the County of Henrico being in health of body, and of a sound mind and disposing memory, thanks be to God, do make and ordain this my last Will and Testament, in manner and form following viz. First, I commit my soul to God, and my body to be buried at the discretion of my Executors hereafter mentioned. My will and desire is that all my just debts and funeral expences be paid. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Ann Lancaster one negro woman named Phillis, also one negro girl names Phip, already in her possession, with their increase to her and her heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Richard Cottrell one negro boy named Harry which he has had in possession to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Martha Cottrell one negro boy named Hampshire, also one negro woman names Isbel, and her child named Rachel with their increase and one bed and furniture, and one side saddle and ten pounds, one flax wheel and one cotton wheel, also one loom and all things pertaining to it, and also one third part of my household and kitchen furniture excepting two beds, to her and her heirs forever; but in case my daughter Martha dies without issue, my will is, that then her part of my estate shall go to such of my children or grandchildren as she shall think proper, to them and their heirs forever. Also my will and desire is that my daughter Martha Cottrell shall have and possess during her life a piece of land known by the name of Cincocks, containing one hundred and one acres and a half, be the same more or less, and after her death to be disposed of to such of my children or grand children as she shall think proper, to them and their heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son, Benjamin Cottrell, one negro boy named Ben, and a negro woman named Phillis, both of which he has in possession, with her increase to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to the children of my daughter Ann Clarke decd one negro woman named Mill with all her increase to them and their heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson, Richard Clarke, one negro girl named Sall with her increase to be by him possessed at the age of twenty-one years, but during his minority the profits arising from the said negro to be equally divided between all the rest of my daughter Mary Ann Clarke decd children to them and their heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my daughter Judith Smith Nicholson, one negro woman Phip and a negro girl named Sue, both of which she has in possession, with all their increase to her and her heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Charles Waddall Cottrell one tract of land which I purchased of James Ball lying in the County of Henrico on a branch of Tuckaho Creek called flat branch, containing by estimation two hundred and sixteen acres be the same more of less, also one negro boy named David, and a negro girl named Poll, which he hath in possession, with the increase, and a negro woman named Jude, and her child Sue with their future increase; also all the cattle on the plantation I have given him, also one bed and furniture , and one third part of my household and kitchen furniture, except what is otherwise disposed of to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath unto my son Jacob Cottrell one tract of land which I bought of John Sutton Farrar in the County of Henrico on a branch called Long and Hungry containing by estimation two hundred and twenty seven acres be the same more or less, also a negro boy named Matt, and a negro girl named Amey, both of which he has in possession with all her increase, also five pounds in cash or store goods, to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my son Peter Cottrell, the land whereon I now live containing one hundred acres, and one hundred and fifty acres bought of Cannon, also one hundred acres which I bought of John Jones, also two hundred acres which he has a deed for in his own name, taken from Charles Cottrell, but which I had a deed for before it being the land whereon he now lives, be either of these places more or less: also one negro woman named Jane, and her two children Frank and Davie, which he has in possession, with her future increase. Also I give to my son Peter Cottrell three negro men known by the name of Jack and old Will and young Will, also one bed and furniture and one third part of my household and kitchen furniture, not otherwise disposed of to him and his heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson Richard Cottrell ( son of Peter Cottrell ) one negro girl named Bett and her increase, and in case he should die before he comes of age or is married, then to his next oldest brother ([unreadable]) if not to his next oldest sister, to them and their heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to Charles Cottrell Shepherd son of Mary Cottrell wife of my son Charles Waddall Cottrell one negro girl named Dorcas and her increase, and in case he should die before he comes of age or married, then to my son Charles Waddall Cottrell’s next oldest child to them and their heirs forever. Item, I give and bequeath to my grandson, Richard Cottrell, son of Jacob Cottrell, one negro boy named Harry, but in case he dies before he come of age or is married, then to his next oldest brother or sister, to them and their heirs forever. My will is, that all the rest of Estate not disposed of be sold and the money arising thereof (after paying my debts and the Legacies bequeathed in my will mentioned in money, be equally divided between my three children, Charles Waddall Cottrell, Peter Cottrell and Martha Cottrell to them and their heirs forever. Lastly, I appoint my son Charles Waddell Cottrell and Peter Cottrell, and my friends Joseph Duval and Reuben Ford, Executors of this my last Will and Testament. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of February one thousand seven hundred and eighty eight.
Signed, sealed and pronounced Rich’d Cottrell SS In the presence of us: John Lacy: Aminidab Miller: Susanna (her mark) X Lacy: Sarah (her mark) X Blackborn
At a monthly court held for Henrico County at the Courthouse the second day of April 1792. this last will and Testament of Richard Cottrell deceased was proved by the oaths of John Lacy, Aminidab Miller, and Susanna Lacy witnessess thereto and ordered to be recorded. And on the motion of Charley Waddell Cottrell and Peter Cottrell two of the Executors named in the said will who made oath thereto and together with Joseph Duval, William Alley, and John Lacy their securities entered into and acknowledged their bond in the penalty of fifteen hundred pounds conditions as the law directs; certificate is granted them for obtaining a probate thereof in due form. Liberty being reserved to the other executors named in the said will to join in the probate when they shall think fit. Examined Adam Craig c.c.
·       1793*Stokes Co., NC, Records of Deeds, Vol. 1, (1787-1793), by W. O. Absher, R. K. Hayes
March 1st 1793, page 276, 277... Joseph Williams of Surry County for himself and as acting executor of the last will of Robert Lanier, Esq., deceased and Traugott Bage, merchant, of Salem for 320 pounds, 640 acres in Surry and Stokes Counties, on Panther Creek: NE-side Yadkin River,
Shallow ford Rd (land granted by Granville to James Carter December 15th 1753; from James Carter to Francis Corbin of Edenton December 18th 1753; by Edmond Corbin, heir at law of Francis Corbin to Robert Lanier September 8th 1777; and by Robert Lanier to John Lancaster, Sr. May 14th 1783; and by Lancaster to Joseph William’s, Executor. Estate of Robert Lanier deceased. September 13th 1786. Signed, Jo. Williams (not witnessed) (Note*pg. 278, 279 the sale of Joseph Williams to Traugott Bage, recorded. Sale dated, February 1st 1792)
(Sales*Traugott Bage, Salem Merchant to Revered. Samuel Stouts, warden Brethren’s Congregation, Salem, on April 9th 1794)
·       Stokes County, NC, Court of Pleas & Quarter Session’s, Vol. I, (1790-1793), by Snow
Ordered by the court that a dedimus per issued to prove a deed of conveyance of land from John Lankester to Joseph Williams, the witnesses living in Cumberland Co.
·       Stokes County, NC, Court of Pleas & Quarter Session’s, Vol. I, (1790-1793), by Snow
Deed from John Lankester to Joseph Williams was proved by the oath of Lemuel Harvey and John Harvey agreeable to a dedimus issued from the County Court of Stokes directed to Matthew Brooks Esquire and the whole ordered to be register. No fee paid.
·       1793*Davidson Co., TN Deed Records, pg. 244, (1793-1797), Vol. II, by Marsh
November 29, 1793... February 11th 1794, Howell Tatum: Territory of the United States & c. This indenture made November 29th 1793 between John Lancaster of Davidson County of one part and Howell Tatum of same place of the other part. John Lancaster conveyed unto Howell Tatum a tract of land and plantation containing 7-acres and 60 poles in Davidson County on the north side of Cumberland River adjoining Stephen Ray's line and Martin Armstrong's corner. Test: Robert Stothart and Joseph Loves. January Term 1794.
·       1796*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, (1793-1997), pg. 503, by Marsh
May 5th 1796... Meshack Hail: This indenture made March 9th 1796 between Thomas Talbot party of the one part and Meshack Hail of the other part. Thomas Talbot conveyed unto Meshack Hail a tract of land containing 300 acres in Davidson County on the waters of Big Harpeth and north side of Flat Creek. William Murry and John Lancaster. Apr. Term 1796.
·       1796*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, (1793-1997), pg. 503, by Marsh
May 5th 1796... Headon Wells: This indenture made March 15th 1796 between Thomas Talbot have the one part and Headon Wells of the other part. Thomas Talbot conveyed unto Headon Wells a tract of land containing 300-acres in Davidson County on the waters of Harpeth adjoining Meshack Hail’s Line. Test: Meshack Hail, William Murry and John Lancaster. April Term 1796.
·       1797*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, (1793-1997), pg. 161, by Marsh
May 11th 1797... This indenture made February 1st 1797 between Howell Tatum of Davidson Co., of the one part and Willie Barrow of same place of the other part. Howell Tatum conveyed unto Willie Barrow a tract of land containing 320-acres in Davidson Co., on the north side of Cumberland River below Heaton’s old station, two of which tracts were conveyed to said Tatum by John Lancaster and the other by James Donnelly which said tracts contains 22 ¾-acres. Said land joining Isaac Lancaster's and Heaton’s Station tract and Robert Stothart's lands formerly Lockhart's boundary and also David Rousevall's house. Part of said land was granted to the said Tatum and the balance purchased from Thomas Molloy. Wit: Permot Wiggins. April Term 1797.
·       1797*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, Vol. III, (1797-1803), pg. 382, by Marsh
June 10th 1797... Thomas Lancaster, May 14, 1798. This indenture made June 10th 1797 between John McNairy of Davidson County of the one part and Thomas Lancaster of the same place of the other part. John McNairy conveyed unto Thomas Lancaster a tract of land containing 100 acres in Davidson County on the waters of Stones River, being part of a tract of land held by the said John by grant dated September 9th 1796. Wit: John Lancaster and David Pritchard. April Term 1798.
·       1797*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, Vol. III, (1797-1803), pg. 312, by Marsh
September 11th 1797... Edward Robison, February 14th 1798. This indenture made September 11th 1797 between Thomas Lancaster and John Lancaster, Sen. of the one part and Edward Robison of the other part both of Davidson Co. Thomas Lancaster and John Lancaster, Sen. conveyed unto Edward Robison a tract of land containing 100-acres in Davidson County on the waters of Stones River, being part of a tract of land held by John McNairy by grant dated September 9th 1796 conveyed by the said McNairy to said Thomas Lancaster June 10th 1797. Wit: Richard Lancaster, Joel Sessions and Austin Berryman. June Term 1798. (Note*courts are depicting a difference between John Lancaster Sr. and his son John Lancaster, John Lancaster Sr. owns land on the Stone River (Creek), this river (creek) according to early 1790 map of Sumter Co., was at one end of the county, near Davidson county line. Caney Fork is at the other end of the county, which split off and formed Smith Co., TN. Both creeks flow into the Cumberland River.)
·       1797*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, Vol. III, (1797-1803), pg. 45, by Marsh
December 4th 1797... Thomas Talbot, February 15th 1799. This indenture made December 4th 1797 between Jonathan Wishart and William Harrison by the said Jonathan Wishart, his attorney in fact, both of Robinson County, State of North Carolina of the one and Thomas Talbot of Davidson County of the other part. Jonathan Wishart conveyed unto Thomas Talbot a tract of land containing 500-acres, it being a part of a 640-acre tract lying in Davidson County on the main east fork of Stones River adjoining John Reid’s corner. Wit: Willie Barrow and John Lancaster. January Term 1799.
·       1798*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, Vol. III, (1797-1803), pg. 69, by Marsh
July 13th 1798... John Lancaster, April 27th 1799. This indenture made July 13th 1798 between Howell Tatum of Davidson County of the one part and John Lancaster of same place of the other part. Howell Tatum conveyed unto John Lancaster a tract of land containing 397-acres in Davidson County adjoining Rousevall's Preemption on Whites Creek and Stephen Wray's line and Chamber's Preemption. Wit: Robert Searcy. November 16th 1799.
·       1798*Davidson Co., TN, Deed, Vol. III, (1797-1803), pg. 201, by Marsh
October 6th 1798... Micajah Barrow May 8th 1800. This indenture made October 6th 1798 between John Lancaster of Davidson County have the one part and Micajah Barrow of same place of the other part. John Lancaster conveyed unto Micajah Barrow a tract of land containing 385-acres in Davidson County on the north side of Cumberland River, it being part of a 640-acres tract granted to Howell Tatum and conveyed to said Lancaster by Warrant No. 1157, grant No. 1680, and joining Rousevall's Preemption on White Creek and Willie Barrow's line and Hay's line and Chamber's Preemption and also Logan's Preemption. Wit: Willie Barrow and Nathan Jackson. Apr. Term 1800.
·       1798*History of Wilson Co., TN, by Dixon Merritt, pg. 21
December 11th 1798... Among those who came from Davidson County was Henry Turney who’s house was to be the second place of meeting of the Wilson County Court. His purchase of 640-acres of land on the headwaters of Barton's Creek from John Lancaster December 11th 1798, is one of the earliest transfers by deed on record at the Wilson County courthouse. Lancaster is believed to be the same John Lancaster who was one of the first members of the Wilson County Court.
·       1798*Wilson Co., TN, by Frank Burns
December 11th 1798, Page 12... The earliest transaction in deeds recorded Book A, Register's Office of Wilson County, occurred in 1798. On December 11th of that year Henry Turney bought 640-acres on the headwaters of Barton's Creek from John Lankester and on December 14th 1798, Samuel Barton transferred all his property to his children. It is conceded that Barton and Lancaster had to have been in possession earlier but nothing shows them on this land before 1797. Standing against these arguments are the names on the 1795 Tax List. (Note*this is part of the original Land Grant of 2560-acres to John Lancaster, sold to F. Ward)
·       1799*Wilson Co., TN, by Frank Burns
Page 16-17... Wilson County was created October 26th 1799, by an act of the Third General Assembly, Section 4. It was provided that a court of pleas and quarter sessions being held in the new county, to meet on the fourth Mondays of December, March, June, and September, and the first court being held at the house of Captain John Harpole. On the day the act was passed, Governor John Sevier appointed as Justices of the peace for Wilson Co., John Alcorn, Charles Cavanaugh, John Doake, Andrew Donnellson, Elmore Douglass, Matthew Figures, William Gray, John Lancaster, William McLean and Henry Ross.
·       1798*Wilson Co., TN, by Frank Burns
Page 17-18... Local government being based on captain's companies until the Constitution of 1834, the appointments had geographical significance. Indeed, from the places of residence of the term justices it is possible to determine that the boundaries of what would later be called civil districts were drawn perpendicularly south from Cumberland River: the fifth, along Round Lick Creek and Smith's Fork to the Caney Fork, Captain William Lancaster, represented by Elmore Douglas (lower Round Lick Creek near the present location of Rome) and John Lancaster, who had moved to the present village of Lancaster in 1798, selling his land along Barton's Creek, and building a mill a shop and a store at the confluence of Smith's Fork and Caney Fork.
·       1799*Sumner Co., TN, Deed Abstracts, 1793-1805, pg. 322
April 3rd 1799... Indenture, Frederick Ward, of Town of Nashville, Davidson Co., to John Quisenbury, $213 2/3, tract conveyed from John Lancaster to Ward, being on W. Fork of Barton's Creek, abutting land of Edward Mitchell, 213 2/3-acres. Witnesses: Aaron Perry, Samuel Nelson Sherrill. (Note*this is part of the original Land Grant of 2560 acres to John Lancaster, sold to F. Ward)
·       1799*Sumner Co., TN, Deed Abstracts, 1793-1805, pg. 404
July 15th 1799... Indenture, Fredrick Ward, of Town of Nashville and Davidson County, to Samuel Wilson Sherrill, $150.00 tract conveyed from John Lancaster on W. Fork Barton's Creek. Beginning at Aaron Perry NW corner, 200-acres. Witnesses: Wm. Miner Quisenbury, George Hopkins. (Note*this is part of the original Land Grant of 2560-acres to John Lancaster, sold to F. Ward)
·       1799*Davidson Co., TN, Superior Court Minutes of North Carolina, part II, (1798-1803)
Tennessee Records of Davidson County Minutes of the Superior Court of North Carolina, including Metro District, 1788-1803... Part II, 1798-1803, Historical Records project, 465-44-3-115, Jun. 30th 1938. November Term 1799, pg. 444, 445, 446, 447... Hardy Allard plaintiff against John Lancaster defendant In Covenant ... John Lancaster was attached to answer Hardy Allard of a plea of Covenant broken, damages one thousand dollars, whereupon the said Hardy Allard by Bennett Searcy, Gentleman, his attorney, at November Term 1799, files his declaration upon this same, in the words following viz. Metro District Declaration, November Term 1799... Hardy Allard, by his attorney Bennett Searcy, Gentleman complains of John Lancaster in custody of the Sheriff etc of a plea of Covenant broken, etc for that whereas on the 14th day of April 1789 in the County of Davidson the said John Lancaster did then and there sign with his own hand and sealed the same, by the name of John Lancaster his covenant and delivered the same to the aforesaid Hardy, and did then and there covenant and agree to and with the plaintiff that he would under the penalty of one hundred pounds current money of the State of North Carolina convey to the said Hardy Allard by good and sufficient deed in fee simple fifty acres of land adjoining the said Lancaster (pg. 445) David Rounsafer and John Barrow lands, as soon as the right could be obtained from the Secretary's office. Which said Covenant the plaintiff here brings into Court, dated the same day and year aforesaid. [Wednesday Declaration]... The plaintiff further declares that the said defendant hath long obtained a right for the aforesaid land from the state of North Carolina and hath had it fully and completely in his power to comply with his aforesaid Covenant. And the plaintiff further declares that the said defendant hath not made a Deed of Conveyance agreeable to his said Covenant and neither has he made to him a title to the aforesaid fifty acres of land nor complied with his said Covenant in any manner whatever, when in fact the plaintiff saith that he hath complied with all and every part of the said Covenant which on his part he was bound, yet nevertheless the said defendant his said Covenant made and entered into as aforesaid, not in the least regarding hath not made and executed a Deed to the fifty acres of land (50 acres) to the plaintiff agreeable thereto. All though of times requested to make and executed a Deed of Conveyance to the said land by the plaintiff agreeable to said covenant, but to do and perform the same the said defendant hath altogether refused and still doth refuse to the damage of the plaintiff one thousand dollars and therefore he brings his suit. Pledges to prosecute. [Ples. Non est. Factum and Issue] And the said John Lancaster, by his attorney Howell Tatum Gentleman comes and defends the force and injury when Etc and for Plea saith that the said Hardy ought not have or maintain his said action against him, because he the said John Lancaster saith that the covenant stated and charged in the Declaration of him the said Hardy, is not his Deed, and of this he puts himself upon the Country. And the said Hardy likewise. [2nd Plea, Covenant Performed]... And the said John, by his said Attorney, for further plea to the action of him the said Hardy saith, that after selling and delivery of the Deed of Covenant of him the said John Lancaster, to the said Hardy, (if any such was sealed and delivered) he the said John and Hardy came to an agreement for the amount of damages sustained by the said Hardy by reason of the non performance of his, the said John, Covenant and agreement when and where the aforesaid Hardy (pg. 446) undertook and agreed to receive from him the said John four cows and calves and twenty shillings in full for the damages so by him sustained as aforesaid and in full for the damages so by him sustained as aforesaid and redeliver the Covenant aforesaid to him the said John which he failed to do, and said John in fact saith that he did pay, delivered and satisfy the said Hardy the aforesaid four cows and calves, and the aforesaid sum of twenty shillings; and therefore the said John saith that he hath performed his Covenant, and this he is ready to verify and proven, wherefore he prays Judgment whether the said Hardy ought to have or maintain his action aforesaid against him etc. [3rd. Plea, Covenant, performed]And for further plea, the said John, by his said attorney, saith that shortly after the date of his Covenant, or Deed was sealed and delivered to the said Hardy, he the said John purchased from the said Hardy the land covenanted to be conveyed by the said John to the said Hardy, to wit, on the (?) day of in the year of our Lord seventeen hundred and eight nine (1789) for the price of four cows and calves and twenty shillings the value of the land, being rated by the said agreement at one dollar and one fourth per acre, and cows and calves at the price of fifteen dollars, or six pounds current money, for each cow and calf, and that he paid and satisfied the said Hardy in cows and calves and money to the full amount of price agreed on for the said land, to wit, sixty two dollars and one half, being twenty five pounds current money and the said Hardy was to have redelivered the Covenant aforesaid to the said John, in consideration thereof and therefore the said John saith that he hath performed his covenants fully with the said Hardy; wherefore he prays judgment whether the said hardy ought to have or maintain his action aforesaid against him etc. And the said John, by his attorney aforesaid, for further plea saith that he hath not broke the said Covenant, in manner and form as the said Hardy above complains against him; and of his he puts himself upon the Country etc. and the said Hardy likewise. [Replication to 2nd. Plea. Etc] The plaintiff, by his said attorney, for replication to the second plea saith that there was no agreement made to account for the damages sustained by the plaintiff for the non-performance of the defendant nor neither side the plaintiff were agreed to take four cows and calves and twenty shillings for the damages he sustained for the defendants no complying with his said covenant, nor did he ever receive the said cows and calves and twenty shillings for the said covenant, nor (pg. 447) was agreed to deliver the said covenant to the defendant, nor neither has the defendant complied with his covenant as he hath suggested in his plea and the plaintiff therefore pray the same may be enquired into by a Jury etc. and the defendant likewise. [Replication to 3rd Plea and Issue] The plaintiff, by his said attorney, for replication to the third pleas saith, that the said defendant never purchased the land covenanted to the plaintiff for the price of four cows and calves and twenty shillings, nor there never was a stipulated price agreed on for the value of the land, nor for the cows and calves as mentioned in the plea of the defendant, nor neither did he receive the sixty two dollars and half being the value of the cows and calves and twenty shillings in full for the land to be conveyed, nor never agreed to redeliver to the defendant the said Covenant, for that sum, or upon any other term only a conveyance of the said land agreeable to Covenant, which remains now in full force against the defendant, he not having complied with the same. And therefore preys the same may be inquired into by a Jury etc. and the defendant likewise. [Contces. Jury] And the cause was continued from Term to Term until this Term, to wit, May 1801, and at this time comes the parties by their said attorneys and Jury of Good and lawful men, to wit, James Stuart, John Williamson, David Weakley, John Harpole, Robert Ellis, Andrew Greer, Daniel Mingle, Francis Ury, James Wills, David Cochran, Frances Locke, and James Davis who being elected, tried and sworn to speak the truth upon the issue joined upon their oath do say that the Covenant is the Deed of the defendant and that he has not performed the Covenant in the Declaration, but hath broken the same in manner and form as the plaintiff against him hath complained and they do assess the plaintiffs damages, by occasion thereof, to fifty three dollars and twelve cents besides his costs. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the defendant his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed and his coast by him about his suit in this behalf expended and that the said defendant may be taken etc. [Verdict for Plaintiff, Damages to $53.12, Judgment]
·       1800*Wilson Co., TN, Deeds, Marriages, Will Book, 1800-1902
June 21st 1800, pg. 36... John Lancaster to Thomas Lancaster 600-acres on the west side of Smith's Fork. (Note*this is part of the original Land Grant of 2560 acres to John Lancaster)
·       1800*History of Wilson Co., TN, by Dixon Merritt, pg. 21
June 28th 1800... John Lancaster sold 260 acres on the west side of Barton's Creek "below Old Holstein Trace" to Thomas Morse was recorded by the Register of Wilson County. (Note*this is part of the original Land Grant of 2560 acres to John Lancaster)
·       1800*Wilson Co., TN, Deeds, Marriages, Will Book, 1800-1902
July 27th 1800, pg. 48-49... John Lancaster to Henry Truitt a tract of land on Barton's Creek. (Note*this is part of the original Land Grant of 2560 acres to John Lancaster)
·       1800*Wilson Co., TN, Deeds, Marriages, Will Book, pg. 109-110 (1800-1902)
August 22nd 1800... Richard Lancaster to William Powell 300 acres on the west side of Caney Fork. Witnesses: John Lancaster, and Thomas Lancaster.
·       1801*Sumner Co., TN, Court Minutes, Vol. 3, pg. 304
March 23rd 1801... Office of Sumner verses John Wright, [seire Facias] State of Tennessee, Sumner Co. Present to the sheriff of Wilson County greetings, whereas on the 9th day of October 1799 Leon Perry entered into bond together with John Wright security in the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars which bond was to be void on condition that the said Leon Perry would with effect prosecute a suit by him that day commenced against Daniel Anderson or otherwise pay and satisfy all costs and damages that would be awarded for failure which suit the said Leon Perry hath failed to prosecute with effects and costs and charges thereof hath hitherto failed to pay ____ you are therefore commanded that by two good and lawful men of your county you cause too be made known to the said John Wright personally to be and appear before our county court of pleas and quarter sessions to be held for said county of Sumner at the Town of Caire on the first Monday in April next then and there to show cause if any why execution should not issue against his goods and chattels lands and tenements for the amount of the said costs, and have you then and there this writ, together with the names of these by whom you make known as aforesaid witness D. Shelby, Clerk of our said court at office this first Monday in January and twenty fifth year of American independence anne Demini 1801 ___is 12th January 1801 ____ David Shelby CSC and on the writ of seire facias issued as above recited the Sheriff returned thus "came to hand this 23rd day of March 1801, made known to John Wright by John Mitchell and William Lancaster this 23rd day of March 1801. Rosboreugh, and at April Term 1801 the defendant was thrice called by failing to appear Judgment by default is entered up against him according to Sire Facias.
·       1801*Smith Co., TN, Court Minutes, 1799-1804 & 1835, pg. 50, by Historical Project
Tuesday, December 22nd 1801... Ordered that John Lancaster be allowed letters of administration to administer on the estate of John Lancaster deceased who gave security and qualified according to law. (Note*John Lancaster, Sr. died between Monday Court on Dec. 21st and before Tuesday Court, Dec. 22nd 1801)
·       1802*Davidson Co., TN, Superior Court Minutes of North Carolina, part II, (1798-1803)
Tennessee Records of Davidson County Minutes of the Superior Court of North Carolina, including Metro District, 1788-1803... Part II, 1798-1803, Historical Records project, 465-44-3-115, Jun. 30th 1938. May Term 1802, pg. 669... Leonard Fite Plaintiff vs. John Lancaster, administrator of John Lancaster, deceased defendant. Suit filed on a Covenant. Principal Surrendered... Charles Cavanaugh bail of the defendant surrendered him in Court in discharge of himself-he is therefore discharged form his undertaking in that behalf made.
·       1802*Davidson Co., TN, Superior Court Minutes of North Carolina, part II, (1798-1803)
Tennessee Records of Davidson County Minutes of the Superior Court of North Carolina, including Metro District, 1788-1803... Part II, 1798-1803, Historical Records project, 465-44-3-115, Jun. 30th 1938. May Term 1802, page 669... Stephen Robertson Plaintiff vs. John Lancaster, administrator of John Lancaster, deceased defendant. Suit filed on a Debt. Principal Surrendered... Charles Cavanaugh bail of the defendant surrendered him in Court in discharge of himself-he is therefore discharged form his undertaking in that behalf made.
·       1802*Smith Co., TN, Court Minutes, 1799-1804 & 1835, pg. 60, by Historical Project
Ordered that Leonard Fight be appointed overseer of the road from the head of Walkers Creek to Lancaster Mill and that all the hands who worked on said road in the same bounds by order of Wilson Court also work on the same. (Note*John Lancaster Sr., owned a Mill until the heirs sold it in 1805)
·       1802*Smith Co., TN, Court Minutes, 1799-1804, & 1835, pg. 60, by Historical Project
Ordered that Richard Lancaster be appointed overseer of the road from Lancaster’s Mill to Caney Fork, and that the same hands that worked by order of Wilson Court and in the same bounds work on the same. (Note*John Lancaster Sr., owned a Mill until the heirs sold it in 1805)
·       1803*Smith Co., TN, Court Minutes, 1799-1804 & 1835, pg. 108, by Historical Project
Ordered that all the hands be liable to work on the road form the forks of Lancaster road and Walton’s to the Indian boundary work on that District of road and that Joseph Shaw be overseer.
·       1803*Davidson Co., TN, Superior Court Minutes of North Carolina, part II, (1798-1803)
Tennessee Records of Davidson County Minutes of the Superior Court of North Carolina, including Metro District, 1788-1803... Part II, 1798-1803, Historical Records project, 465-44-3-115, Jun. 30th 1938. Friday, May 13th 1803, page 12... Leonard Fite (Plaintiff) verses John Lancaster, administrator of John Lancaster, deceased (Defendant) Suit filed on a Covenant... John Lancaster, administrator of John Lancaster, deceased was attached to answer Leonard Fite of a plea of Covenant broken, - damage fifteen hundred dollars. [Writ Declaration] Whereupon the said Leonard Fite by his attorney Overton, at May Term 1802, filed his declaration upon the same, in the following words, Leonard Fite complains of John Lancaster, administrator of John Lancaster deceased in custody etc. of a covenant broken, for that whereas by certain articles of agreement made on the Seventeenth day of November one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight (1798) in the District aforesaid, between Leonard Fite of one part, and said John Lancaster deceased of the other part, one part sealed with the seal of the said John deceased, bearing date the same day and year aforesaid, which the said Leonard now shows to the court here: he the said John deceased did Covenant and agree to and with the said Leonard that he the said John deceased would well and truly make or cause to be made unto the said Leonard a general warrantee deed of conveyance to a certain tract or parcel of land lying, on Smiths fork of the Caney fork of Cumberland river the south end of the lower tract, which the said John deceased had of Micajah Barrow containing three hundred and twenty acres, and the said Leonard in fact saith that neither the said John in his lifetime nor the said John Administrator as aforesaid since his death have not made or caused to be made unto the said Leonard a General Warrantee Deed to the aforesaid tract of three hundred and twenty acres according to the form and effect of the said Covenant although often thereto requested but to perform the aforesaid Covenant have hitherto refused and the said John administrator still doth refuse to the damage of the said Leonard fifteen hundred dollars, and therefore he brings suit, pledges [Plea fully administered] And the said John Lankester administrator as aforesaid by his attorney Thomas Stuart comes and defends the force and injury when and where etc. and prays oyer of the said writing obligatory and to him it is read etc. Which being read and heard, the said John Lancaster administrator saith the said Plaintiff ought not to have or maintain his said action against him; because he saith he hath fully administered all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of the said John Lankester deceased in his hands to be administered. And this he is ready to verify. Wherefore he preys Judgment if the said Plaintiff ought to have or maintain his say action thereof against him. (Pg. 13) [Replication] And the said Plaintiff saith that he by anything by the defendant in his plea above alleged ought not to be precluded to have and maintain his action aforesaid against him, because he saith the said defendant hath not fully administered the goods and chattels, rights and credits, which were of the said John Lankester deceased in his hands to be administered, in manner and form as in his said plea is above alleged, and this he prays may be enquired of by the Country-and the Defendant also [Continuances] And the cause was continued from Term to Term until this Term. To wit the first above mentioned, at which Term came parties by their attorneys, and a Jury of good and lawful men, to wit, Joel Lewis, Joseph Woolfolk, John Graves, Griffith Rutherford, James McMurry, Matthew Alexander, John Payton, Robert Shaw, Edmund Jennings, James Robert, Alexander Kirkpatrick and Leonard Keeling. Who being elected, tried, and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined, on their oath do say that the said defendant hath not fully administered all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits which were of the said John Lancaster, deceased, in his hands to be administered, as the plaintiff in replying hath a ledged, and they do assess the plaintiffs damages by occasion of the no performance of the covenant in the declaration mentioned to eight hundred dollars - Therefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the said defendant his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid, and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended, to be levied of the goods and chattels rights and credits of the said defendant when sufficient shall come to the defendants hands to be administered - [Verdict for Plaintiff Damages $800.00]
·       1804*Davidson Co., TN, Superior Court Minutes of North Carolina, part II, (1798-1803)
Tennessee Records of Davidson County Minutes of the Superior Court of North Carolina, including Metro District, 1788-1803... Part II, 1798-1803, Historical Records project, 465-44-3-115, June 30th 1938. Friday, May 18th 1804... Stephen Robertson (plaintiff) verses John Lancaster, Administrator of John Lancaster, deceased, (defendant). In Debt ... [Writ Declaration]... John Lancaster administrator of John Lancaster, deceased was summoned to answer Stephen Robertson of a plea of Debt for fifteen hundred dollars-damage fifteen hundred dollars and whereupon the said Stephen by John Overton his attorney at May Term 1802, filed his declaration upon the same in the following words. Writ Declaration, District of Metro, Sct. Stephen Robertson complains of John Lancaster administrator of John Lancaster, deceased of a plea of Debt that he render to him the sum of fifteen hundred dollars, which to him he owes and from him unjustly detains for that whereas the said John deceased in his life, to wit, on the thirteenth day of August one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight (1798) at the District aforesaid by his certain writing obligatory, sealed with the seal of the said John deceased the date whereof is the same day and year above mentioned, bound and obliged himself his heirs, ect. to pay the said plaintiff fifteen hundred dollars whenever he should be thereto required and in fact the said plaintiff declares that the said John deceased in his lifetime nor the said John his administrator since his death hath not paid the said fifteen hundred dollars nor any part thereof but the said John deceased in his lifetime, and the said John Administrator; hitherto have refused and still he said John Administrator refuses to pay the same, to the damage of the plaintiff of fifteen hundred dollars and therefore he brings suit etc. pledges ... [OVERTON pro. que-Oyer prayed and had]... And the said John Lancaster by Thomas Stuart his attorney comes and defends the force and injury when and where etc. and craves Oyer of the said writing obligatory, and to him it is read etc. he also prays Oyer of the condition of the said writing obligatory and to him it is read as follows, The condition of the above obligation is such that if the above bound John Lancaster shall well and truly convey or cause to be conveyed a deed in fee simple for three hundred and twenty acres of land lying in the County of Sumner on Smiths fork a fork of Caney Fork River being one moiety of a six hundred and forty acres entered in the name of Sherrod Barrow the south side up the creek, beginning at two beeches running south to a tree called Lynn thence east to a poplar and beach and so on for the complement of three hundred and twenty acres as aforesaid then the above obligation to be void and null otherwise to remain in full force and virtue as witness my hand and seal this August 30th day 1798... [Plea fully administered]... Which being read and hear the said John saith that said plaintiff ought not to have or maintain his said action thereof against him, because he saith he has fully administered all and singular the goods and chattels rights and credits of John Lancaster, deceased (pg. 161) which came into his hands to be administered and has nothing among his hands of said Estate whereby he can make compensation to the said Plaintiff for the breach of said condition of said writing obligatory wherefore he prays judgment if the said plaintiff ought to have or maintain his said action thereof against him [Repn. and Issue]... and the said Stephen says that he by any thing by the said John above alleged ought not to be precluded to have and maintain his action aforesaid against him, because he saith that said John hath not Administered all the singular and goods and chattels of the said John Lancaster deceased which have come to his hands to be administered, as in his plea above he hath alleged and this he prays may be enquired of by the Country. And said defendant also. Additional plea performance of the condition and issue tendered. Issue Joined. -[Contces.]... And the cause was continued from Term to Term until this Term, to wit-the first above mentioned at which day came the parties aforesaid by their attorneys and a Jury of good and lawful men to wit; John Stump, Harris Dolan, Edmund Jennings, Absalom Hooper, Arthur K. Turner, Neal Thompson, William Jackson, Robert Tate, Beal Bosley, Thomas Taylor, John L. Martin, and Barnard Herrod who being elected tried, and sworn the truth to speak upon the issue joined, on their oath do say that the Defendant hath not fully administered all and singular the goods and chattels which were of John Lancaster deceased at the time of his death in the hands of the said Defendant to be administered as the plaintiff in replying hath alleged. And the Jury aforesaid does further say that the said defendant hath not paid the Debt in the Declaration mentioned; and they do find for the plaintiff eight hundred and eighty dollars. Therefore it is considered by the court that the plaintiff recover against the said defendant the debt aforesaid and his cost by him about his suit in this behalf expended; to be levied of the goods and chattels of John Lancaster deceased in the hands of the said defendant to be administered etc. But this Judgment is to be discharged by the payment of eight hundred and Eighty dollars, and costs with interest thereon from this day until paid. [Verdict for Plaintiff for $880.00, Judgment]
·       1804*Smith Co., TN, Deeds (1800-1807), pg. 372, by Crumpton
November 14th 1804... Micajah Barrow of Davidson Co. to Stephen Robertson of Smith Co. Land on Collins River sold 640-acres for $800.00. Wit: John Fight, John Lancaster. Proven by oath of 2 witnesses, March Term 1806. Recorded, May 8th 1806.
·       1804*Davidson Co., TN, Superior Court Minutes of North Carolina, part II, (1798-1803)
Tennessee Records of Davidson County Minutes of the Superior Court of North Carolina, including Metro District, 1788-1803... Part II, 1798-1803, Historical Records project, 465-44-3-115, June 30th 1938. Monday, November 26th 1804... John Lancaster, Adm. of John Lancaster, deceased (Plaintiff) verses Micajah Barrow (plaintiff). In Covenant... The plaintiff in this cause acknowledges satisfaction for seven hundred and sixteen dollars and thirty eight cents, part of his Judgment recovered against the said defendant on the second day of this Term, the defendant is therefore, for that sum, acquitted and discharged and the plaintiff agrees to stay the execution for the balance of the principal of his said Judgment until the next Court. (See 282)
·       1805*Smith Co., TN, Deed Book B, pg. 365-367, by Crumton
November 22nd 1805... For 100 acres, for $1,500.00. John Lancaster, William Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, Thomas Lancaster, Daniel Hilton and wife Elizabeth, Polly Jackson, Lewis Ford and wife Anne, Jesse Smith and wife Judith, Henry Turney and wife to John Harman and John Stump the property they received as children and heirs of John Lancaster, deceased. Land on west side of Smiths Fork of Caney Fork including the mill erected by John Lancaster. Adjoins Widow Powell. Signed all Parties. Wit: Abner Martin, Daniel Jackson. Proven: March 1806 by oath Abner Martin. Recorded May 6th 1806.
·       1806*Davidson Co., TN, Superior Court Minutes of North Carolina, part II, (1798-1803)
Tennessee Records of Davidson County Minutes of the Superior Court of North Carolina, including Metro District, 1788-1803... Part II, 1798-1803, Historical Records project, 465-44-3-115, June 30th 1938. Tuesday, November 13th 1806... John Lancaster, administrator of John Lancaster, deceased (Plaintiff) verses Micajah Barrow (Defendant). In Covenant. [Capias] Micajah Barrow was attached to answer John Lancaster administrator of the goods and chattels rights and credits of John Lancaster deceased of a plea of covenant broken to the damage of the said John Lancaster as administrator, as aforesaid of five thousand dollars. Whereupon the said John by Thomas Stuart his attorney filed his declaration upon the same in the words following [Declaration] "State of Tennessee", Metro District, to wit, November Term 1802. John Lancaster (pg. 283) Lancaster administrator of the goods and chattels rights and credits of John Lancaster deceased complains of Micajah Barrow in custody of the Sheriff of Davidson County of a plea of covenant broken, for that whereas the said Micajah Barrow by his certain writing obligatory made at the county of Davidson in the District of Metro, aforesaid, on the nineteenth day of March in the year of one thousand seven hundred and ninety eight. (1798) Sealed with the seal of the said Micajah Barrow, and to the court no shown, the date whereof is the same day and year last aforesaid became held and firmly bound and covenanted for himself his heirs executors etc. to and with the said John Lancaster deceased his certain attorney, heirs executors administrators and assigns in the penal sum of five thousand dollars, that he the said Micajah Barrow, would well and truly make and execute a good and sufficient deed in fee simple to the said John Lancaster deceased his heirs or assigns for two tracts of land containing six hundred and forty acres each lying as follows, to wit, one adjoining a claim of Cummins warrant No. 2384 granted to Sherrod Barrow assignee of the heirs of Freeman Joiner No. 2739. The other tract being also granted to Sherrod Barrow assignee of the heirs of Barnet Purvis No. 2754 adjoining the claim of said Barrow, No. 2739 within twelve months from the date of said writing obligatory and the said John Lancaster administrator etc. saith that the said Micajah Barrow did not although' often requested, in the lifetime of the said John Lancaster now deceased, make and execute a deed in fee simple to the said John Lancaster for both nor either of the above described tracts of six hundred and forty acres each twelve months after the date of said writing obligatory nor at any time before nor since neither since the death of the said John Lancaster has the said Micajah Barrow although often requested made nor executed any good and sufficient deed in fee simple to the heirs of the said John Lancaster deceased, for said two tract of six hundred and forty acres each nor either of them contrary to the form and effect of said writing obligatory. Wherefore the said John Lancaster administrator etc. saith that the said Micajah Barrow although often requested hath not kept his said covenant so made with the said John Lancaster deceased in form aforesaid but hath broken the same, and to keep the same with the said plaintiff hath hitherto wholly refused and still refuses to the damage of the said plaintiff as administrator of five thousand dollars and therefore he brings suit. Thomas Stuart for Plaintiff. [Oyer prayed and had] And the defendant by Bennett Searcy his attorney comes and defends the force and injury when and where etc. and prays oyer of the said covenant mentioned in the plaintiffs declaration, which was read to him as follows, to wit, and (pg. 284) [1st. Plea Cost Perfd.] for his action against him because he saith that he did on or before the 19th of March 1799 in the county of Davidson perform all and every part of the said covenant which on his part he was bound for, to the said John Lancaster deceased and this he is read to verify, wherefore he pray a Judgment whether the plaintiff ought to have and maintain his action against him. [2nd. Plea Non infre. Con.] And the defendant for further plea saith that the plaintiff ought not to have and maintain his action against in manner and form the plaintiff hath alleged against him, and this he is read to verify wherefore he prays Judgment whether the plaintiff ought to have and maintain his action against him. [Repn. to 1st. Plea and issue] And said plaintiff for replication to said first plea, saith that for anything alleged in said, plea he ought not to be precluded from having his said action against said defendant, because he saith said defendant did not perform all and every part of said covenant as in said plea he hath alleged and this he prays may be enquired of by the country. Likewise the defendant. [Replication to 2nd. plea and issue] And for replication to said second plea of said defendant said plaintiff saith for anything alleged therein he ought not to be precluded from having his said action against him, because he saith that said defendant hath broken his said covenant in manner and form as the said plaintiff in his declaration hath alleged and this he prays may be enquired of by the country likewise the defendant. [Continuances] And the cause was continued from Term to Term until this Term, to wit. The first above mentioned at which day came the parties aforesaid by their attorneys and a Jury of good and lawful men, to wit: [Jury] Duncan Stuart, Griswold Latimer, John L. Martin, Theophilus Bass, William Griffin, James McCuiston, Samuel Weakley, Thomas James, John Smith, Joel Rice, David Davis, and William Thomas, who being elected tried and sworn the truth to speak upon the issues joined, on their oath do say that the defendant hath not performed his covenant in the declaration mentioned but hath broken the same in manner and form as the plaintiff in replying hath alleged, and they do assess the plaintiffs damages by reason thereof to twelve hundred and eighty dollars. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the plaintiff recover against the said defendant his damages aforesaid in form aforesaid assessed and his costs by him about his suit in this behalf expended etc. [Verdict for Plt. for $1280.00, Judgment for the same and cost]. (See 340)
·       1807*The People of Wilson Co., TN, by Thomas E. Partlow
November 9th 1807, page 72... William Thomas to John Purvine 200 acres. Two hundred acres was part of an original grant, to John Lancaster and conveyed by him to Frederick Ward, and by said Ward to Aaron Perry and by said Perry to William Thomas, by deed bearing different dates from each person’s. (Note*this is part of the original Land Grant of 2560 acres to John Lancaster, sold to F. Ward)
·       1808*Wilson Co., TN, Executions of the County Court 1802-1822
John Bosley verses John Lancaster, Judgment $992.84, Satisfied as per execution.
·       1808*Jackson Co., TN, Building Neighborhoods, Prior to 1820, by Betty Huff Bryant
July 23rd 1808, 24-44-2070... Sampson Williams, 118 1/4 acres, Eastside of Caney Fork nearly opposite the upper corner of a 2,550 acres tract granted to John Lancaster. July 23rd 1808. Surety returned, September 30th 1822.
·       1811*Smith Co., TN, Deed Book D, pg. 3-4
February 19th 1811... Richard Lancaster, William Lancaster, Lewis Ford, Thomas Lancaster, Jesse Smith, Matthew Turney, and Polly Jackson to Valentine Hoof a tract of land.
·       1812*Jackson Co., TN, Building Neighborhoods, Prior to 1820, by Betty Huff Bryant
February 22nd 1812, 27-104-7641... James Ralston, 150 acres in Smith Co, on east side of Caney Fork, where Lancaster's line crosses Caney Fork just below the mouth of Wolf Creek. February 22, 1812
·       1815*Smith Co., TN, Will Book B, part 1, by McKinney, pg. 109
We, the commissioners to settle with Robert Lancaster administrator of the amounts of John Lancaster, Sr., deceased: Jacob Thomas, Daniel Hiltons, Jesse Smith, Wm. Lancaster, John Bosley, John Gordon, Nathaniel Perry, Burrell Berryman, Lewis Ford, John Boyd for Jacob Thomas, John Douglass, Polly Jackson, Leonard Fight, Wm. Perry, John Boyd, Richard Lancaster, Joseph McRains, Jesse Powel, Henry Turner, Thomas Berryman, John Bosley, R. McGarrick, John Fight, Lee Sullivan, S. Robertson, Henry Turney, Wm. Lancaster, Daniel Hilton, David Dale, Benjamin Seawall, Joseph Seawall, G. W. Campbell. John Lancaster deceased. Recorded, Aug 14th 1815. Commissioners: John Gordon, Jas. Wright, Richard Bailey. (Note*this is the settlement on John Lancaster, Sr., also the settlement on John Lancaster, III was done on the same day before the same Comm. Document in Will Book C, pg. 105)
·       1816*Smith Co., TN, Deed Book E, pg. 510-511
March 2nd 1816... William Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, Thomas Lancaster, Robert Lancaster, the administrators of John Lancaster, Jr. Mary Jackson, Jesse Smith, and Lewis Ford the heirs of John Lancaster, Jr. to Henry Turney 100 acres.
·       1818*Smith Co., TN, Deed Book F, pg. 337-338
April 26th 1818... Robert A. Lancaster, William Lancaster, Richard Lancaster, Jesse Smith, Thomas Lancaster and Mary Jackson to Isaac Betty a tract of land 97-1/2 acres on the Caney Fork River.
·       1823*Smith Co., TN, Deed Book H, pg. 451
January 1823... The heirs of John Lancaster Sr. to Milton Ford, William Coteville, Walter Ford, John L. Ford, James Evans, Lucy Ford, and Nancy Ford, children of Lewis Ford and Ann Ford his wife a tract of land.
·       Children of John and Anne (Cottrell) Lancaster 2nd
(1) (Heir) Mary "Polly" Lancaster (b. February 27th 1755- ) married Nathan Daniel Jackson
(2) (Heir) John Lancaster (b. January 24th 1757-d. March 1813) married 2nd (Miss Mitchell)
(3) (Heir) Judah (Smith?) Lancaster (b. May 27th 1759- ) married Jesse Smith
(4) (Heir) William L. Lancaster (b. July 18th 1762-d. 1820) married Rhoda Smith
(5) (Heir) Martha Lancaster (b. November 2nd 1765- ) married Henry Turney
(6) (Heir) Richard C. (Cottrell?) Lancaster (b. June 29th 1768-1835) married Jane Vernon
(7) (Heir) Anne Lancaster (b. May 2nd 1771-1852) married Lewis Ford
(8) (Heir) James A. Lancaster (b. abt. 1772)
(8) (Heir) Elizabeth Lancaster (b. March 1st 1774- ) married Daniel Hilton
(9) (Heir) Thomas L. Lancaster (b. February 15th 1779-1860) married Anna Walker
(10) (Heir) Susanna Lancaster (b. December 11th 1780-1806) married William Taylor (children received)


*** So forth... Henrico Co., VA decendants of movement is through Kentucky/one county in North Carolina/into Smith Co., TN


*******Surry Co., /Isle of Wight Co., VA, Lancaster's

Lancaster, Robert Sr. (bef. 1630-1720) 1st generation (Lancashire, Lancashear)
Son of (Unknown)
1st Spouse: Lettis White, d/o (Sister of Thomas White??)
2nd Spouse: Sarah, widow of 1st Daniel Lewis 2nd Richard Bennett Sr.
Lineage: Robert Sr. of Surry Co., VA
·       1631*Great Britain, England, Vital Records
Robert Lancaster Sr. (b. abt. 1631 - d. 1720 Surry Co., VA)
1st wife Lettis White (b. bef. 1651-d. bef. 1710 Surry Co., VA)
2nd Widow Sarah (widow) Lewis, Bennett (b. abt. 1627-d. 1722 Surry Co., VA)
Robert Lancaster Sr. may have had a brother William Lancaster who followed him over here.
·       1652*Surry Co., VA Court Records Books I and 2, pg. 4 (1652-1684)
November 7th 1652... Mr. John Dibdall did at Court held in this place volunteer and made in open court a petition signed by himself, Robert Lancashire (Lancashear) and seventy others, and John Collier without timely redress to petition, etc.
·       1670*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book II, pg. 373 (1664-1671)
June 10th 1670... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lains (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one). (Note*I have not found the land purchase for this tax records, as of yet.)
·       1673*Surry Co., VA, Court Records, early list of tithables, and tax papers
1673… Robert Lancaster is listed
·       1675*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1675... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1677*Surry Co., VA, Court Minutes
1677… Robert Lancaster served on Jury Duty for the court of Surry Co., VA. Trial about the defendants of Bacon’s Rebellion.
Notes*Bacons Castle… Virginia’s oldest datable brick dwelling and America’s only surviving High Jacobean Structure. Built by Arthur Allen in 1665, the house was occupied by rebel troops in 1676 during Bacon’s Rebellion. This is now a tourist site, in Surry Co., VA.
·       1677*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1677... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1678*Surry Co., VA, Court Minutes
1678… Robert Lancaster served on Jury Duty for the court of Surry Co., VA.
·       1678*Surry Co., VA Court Records
October 8th 1678... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1679*Surry Co., Patent Book 7, pg. 205
November 29th 1679... A patent was given to William Powell of Isle of Wight County, VA for land on a branch of the Nansemond River. His Grant was given for the transportation of six persons: John Davies, Elizabeth Brisly, Edward Welbank, Thomas Davies, Robert Lancaster, and Richard Miller.
·       1679*Surry Co., VA, Wills & Deeds, pg. 135
March 2nd 1679... Land transaction documents that Robert Lancaster purchased 150-acres from William Lyle which this property was on the Blackwater Swamp and is the natural border between Surry and Isle of Wight Co., VA.
·       1679*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1679... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1680*Isle of Wight Parish, Surry Co., VA, Will Book 2, pg. 377
1680… Will of Joseph Crocker, witnesses: Robert Lancaster.
·       1680*Surry Co., VA Court Records
May 8th 1680... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1681*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 8th 1681... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1682*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book III, pg. (36) 36 (1672-1682)
June 10th 1682... A list of taken by Mr. Robert Caulfield. Listed: Robert Lancaster, (one) 1       
·       1682*Isles of Wight Co., VA . / Nansemond Co., VA, Quakers in Virginia, by Miles White Jr.
December 14th 1682… John Collings Barnes married Mary Tooke first at a meeting of friends in the county of Isles of Wight on November 11th 1682 they published their marriage at the house of her father-in-law John Barnes, on December 14th 1682 in Nansemond Co., VA at a meeting of Friends. Witnesses: John Barnes, Walter Barklett, Robert Lace, John Shepard (Surry Co.), Edward Pancoast, James Johnston, William Goodman, Edward Tanner, Samuel Newton, Andrew Brown, William Hancock, Dennis Reathdon, Mary Lace, Jane Barnes, Alice Barlett, Barbery Hooles, Ann Seward, Alice Shepard (Surry Co.), Catherine Ronell, Lettis Lancaster, Jane Tannar, Elizabeth Hancock, Rebecca Goodman.
·       1683*Surry Co., VA Court Records
May 8th 1683... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1684*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1684... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1685*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1685... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1685*Surry Co., VA, Wills and Administrations Book 3, pg. 59 (1671-1750)
May 15th 1685... Martin Thorne Estate dated May 15th 1685. Appraisement by Robert Lancaster, William Newsome and Matthew Swann.
·       1686*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1686... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1686*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book IV, pg. (549)-549 (1682-1691)
September 23rd 1686... Mr. Robert Lancaster is appointed Surveyor of the highways formerly allotted him by the vestry of Lawnes Creek Parish and ordered that he see them kept in good repair.
·       1687*Surry Co., VA, Militia “82 WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY”
1687… Militia at a meeting of his Majesties Justices of the Peace for the county of Surry (October) Xber 19th 1687 present Major Samuel Swann, Mr. Robert Ruffin Mr. Francis Mason, Mr. Robert Randall. In obedience to an order of Council dated August (8br) ye 24th 1687 requiring that the Colonels and Justices of every county doeth (?)… 82 WILLIAM AND MARY COLLEGE QUARTERLY take an account of all the ablest Freeholders and Inhabitants in their respective counties that are qualified either in Estate or person to find and maintain a Man & Horse to be Listed in a Troop for that county or go themselves when occupation shall require and likewise an account of all other Freeholders and Inhabitants that are fit to be Listed per foot and return the same to his Excellency with all convenient speed. This Court having considered the Capacity and abilities of the several Freeholders and Inhabitants of this county doe most humbly present his Excellency the following persons for horse and foot, as they are here several set down (Viz:) For horse: Colonel Phil Ludwell, Wm. Rose a man and horse Thomas Bage 2, John Thompson, Xto Foster, Thomas Collier 4, Nicholas Meriwether, Walter Flood, Anthony Hardwick, Thomas Flood, Thomas Busby, John Watkins, Joseph Ford, Captain Roger Potter, Hen. Tucker, Wm. Foreman, Thomas Drew, Thomas Bins, Robert Lancaster, Thomas Warren, Thomas Jarrett, George Williams, Tim Walker, Thomas High, Ni. Sessoms, Samuel Thompson, Wm. Gwaltney, John Edwards, Matthew Swann, James Jordan, Wm. Chambers, River Jordan, Wm. Gray, John King, Wm. Newsome, Wm. Simons, Wm. Newitt, Tim Easel Junior, John Holt, Thomas Bentley Junior, Wm. Hancock. Thomas Jolly, Roger Delk, Wm. Carpenter, Charles Jarred, John Barker, Wm. Steward a Quaker, Thomas Tias, Thomas Partridge a Quaker 23, Wm. Hunt, Walter Bartlett a Quaker 23, John Barnes a Quaker.
·       1687*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book IV, pg. 598 (1682-1691)
August 24th 1682... list of ablest Freeholders and inhabitants in county. Listed: Robert Lancaster.
·       1687*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1687... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1688*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1688... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1689*Surry Co., VA, Deed Book 4, pg. 135 (1687-1694)
January 6th 1689... Daniel Wade to Robert Lancaster sold 150-acres in Lawnes Creek Parish which "I bought of Alex Moore on July 4th 1682" and he had bought it from John Smith who had bought it from William Lyle and wife Judith Lyle on February 27th 1679. John Smith sold the other part of the tract to Thomas Barrow and Thomas Mathews and they sold it to Henry Norton and Henry Baker. Signed, Daniel Wade. Witnesses: Henry Tooker and William Edwards. Recorded January 7th 1689.
·       1689*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book IV, pg. 724 (1682-1691)
January 7th 1689... Daniel Wade appearing in Court and acknowledging a Deed of Sale of a parcel of land to Robert Lancaster to be his real Act and Deed it is admitted to record.
·       1689*Surry Co., VA, Deed Book 3, pg. 134
July 4th 1689… Robert Lancaster purchased with 2400 pounds of tobacco, and 150 acres of land in Lawne's Creek Parish on the July 4, 1689.
·       1689*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1689... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1690*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1690... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, 1 (one).
·       1691*Surry Co., VA, Wills and Administrations Book 4, pg. 240 (1671-1750)
January 2nd 1691...Will of Robert Caulfield, Leg: niece, Elizabeth, wife of William Holt, land purchased of William Gray, for want of heirs to go to William Holt. To Niece, Mary, wife of James Burton, land purchased of Joseph Rogers. If no heirs to James Burton, to nephew, John Steward "land left me by my father" on Hog Island. To William Cockerham, land purchased of Richard Jordan. To Mrs. Mary White to be paid her by Thomas Bins out of his debt to me. To Francis, daughter of Francis Mason: to Elizabeth daughter of Arthur Allen: Katherine, daughter of Arthur Allen: to James son of Arthur Allen: to Arthur Allen and "my sister, his wife". To Mrs. Elizabeth Holt: to Mrs. Francis Mason, to William Hancock and his wife. To Mr. Samuel Newton, to John Collins, to Charles Williams. To Mary his daughter where John Sugars lives. To wife, Elizabeth all estate in Virginia and England and makes her, Executrix. Dated January 2nd 1691 and probated January 19th 1691. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster, Phillip Shelley, John Crocker, Richard Morris, John Page, and Francis Taylor.
·       1691*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book V, pg. 9 (1691-1700)
September 1691... Mr. Mathew Swann, Mr. Robert Lancaster, Mr. William Newitt and Mr. Robert Crafford or any three of them are ordered, to appraise the Estate of Mr. William Newsome, deceased being thereunto first sworn before one of the Justices of this County, and ordered that the Executors of the said deceased produce the said appraisement to the next court and make oath thereto.
·       1691*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book V, pg. 54 (1691-1700)
1691… Robert Lancaster, being impaneled and sworn for Verdict, Jury Duty
·       1691*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1691... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) and Robert Lancaster, Jr.
·       1692*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1692... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) and Robert Lancaster, Jr.
·       1693*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1693... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) and Robert Lancaster, Jr.
·       1693*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book V, pg. 98 (1691-1700)
March 1693… Robert Lancaster, Jury Duty
·       1694*Surry Co., VA, Wills and Administrations, Book 5, pg. 20 (1671-1750)
May 7th 1694... Will of Thomas White, Leg: his estate to be divided between his wife Phyllis and children: Thomas, Mary, Rebecca, and Elizabeth. Sister-in-law, Elizabeth Ruffin, have the land and management of daughter Rebecca and her estate and place daughter Elizabeth and her estate with whom she pleases. Mr. Robert Lancaster to have the care of my son Thomas and daughter Mary and their estate. Make wife Phyllis Executrix. Elizabeth Ruffin and Robert Lancaster overseers of the will. Dated May 7th 1694 and probated September 4th 1694. Witnesses: Thomas Bage, W. Edwards, and John Thompson. (Note*I believe that Robert Lancaster’s 1st. wife was a sister to this Thomas White.)
·       1694*Surry Co., VA Court Records Book V, pg. 110 (1691-1700)
September 1694… Robert Lancaster Jury Duty. Pg. 110       
·       1694*Surry Co., VA, Wills and Administrations, pg. 112 (1671-1750)
September 1694... Phyllis the relit (sic) of Thomas White who by the said White in his last will in appointed sole Executrix thereof being summoned, by Robert Lancaster one of the overseers of the said will to prove the same, absolutely relinquished her right of Executorships as also to take administration of ye deceased Estate with the Will annexed. A commission of administration is granted William Edwards (as greatest Creditor) of the Estate of Thomas White, deceased (with the Will Annexed) (the said Will being proved in Court by the oath of Mr. John Thompson and ordered to further proved at the next court ye, other evidence to the said Will not being now present) the said Edwards giving security according to law. Robert Lancaster, entering himself in Court security for William Edwards due performance of his Administration on the Estate of Thomas White with annexed is accepted and ordered that they give bond accordingly. Mr. Mathew Swann, Mr. Thomas Hart and Mr. William Chambers or any two of them are ordered to appraise the Estate of Thomas White, deceased being thereunto first sworn before one of the Justices of the Peace for this County, and Ordered that William Edwards, Administrator of said deceased Estate do at the next Court present the same and make oath thereto.
(Note*Widow Phyllis White married Thomas Edwards after the death of Thomas White)
·       1694*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1694... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1695*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1695... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1696*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1696... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1697*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1697... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1698*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1698... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1699*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1699... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1700*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1700... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1701*Surry Co., VA, Wills and Administrations Book 5, pg. 224 (1671-1750)
April 27th 1701... Henry Baker deceased estate dated April 27th 1701. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster, Nicholas Sessoms, and Charles Savage. Sarah Baker Executrix of Estate.
·       1701*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1701... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1702*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1702... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1703*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1703... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1704*Quit Rent Rolls of Virginia, by Annie Laurie Wright Smith, pg. 53
Robert Lancaster was listed with 100 acres of land for rent rolls of Surry Co., VA. 1704
·       1704*Surry Co., VA, Court Records Book VI, pg. (49)-256 (1701-1711)
July 1704... John Simpson servant of Robert Lancaster who came into this Country in June last in the ship Katherine of New Haven, Somerset, Commander adjudge twelve years old.
·       1709*Surry Co., VA Deed Book 5, pg. 445 (1694-1709)
March 6th 1709... Thomas Lane and wife Jane Lane to William Newsome for 5-shillings sold 50-acres whereon said Lane lately lived in Lawnes Creek Parish adjoining the College Path and Phillip Clarke. Signed, Thomas Lane, Jane (X) Lane. Witnesses: William Chambers and Robert Lancaster. Recorded, March 7th 1709.
·       1710*Surry Co., VA, Marriage
Robert Lancaster Sr. married Sarah widow of 2nd husband Richard Bennett Sr.
(Richard Bennett Sr. died before February 1710 they married after this date.)
·       1713*Isles of Wight Co., VA, Wills and Administrations, pg. 557 (1647-1800)
April 27th 1713… Peter Deberry deceased. Appraisement by Robert Lancaster, Mathew Jones, John Davis and Richard Gray. Signed Elizabeth Deberry. Registered April 27th 1713.
·       1712-1718 Surry Co. VA Court Records, Book VII, pg. (124)-97 (1712-1718)
1712/18... In action of case between Robert Lancaster, plaintiff and John Kea, Defendants neither part appearing it is ordered that the same be dismissed.
·       1718*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills and Administrations, pg. 643 (1647-1800)
December 30th 1718... John Green deceased. Appraisal by Robert Lancaster, Roger Hodges, Phillip Wheaton, and Edward Miller. Registered December 30th 1718
·       1720*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills & Administrations, pg. 30 (1647-1800)
April 28th 1720... Will of Robert Lanquishire of the Upper Parish. Leg: Wife: granddaughter Unity Lanquishire: grandson Samuel Lancaster: grandson William Lancaster my plantation on the Blackwater at the death of my wife: granddaughter Lattés Pittman: granddaughter Ann Pittman: grandson Samuel Pittman: Son Samuel Lancaster: son-in-law Thomas Pittman (husband of Elizabeth): daughter Elizabeth Pittman: son Robert Lancaster: to son Robert's eldest daughter (Anne, Roberts daughter): Executrix: Wife and son Robert Lanquishear. Dated April 28th 1720 and registered May 23rd 1720. Witnesses: James Piland, Benjamin Hodge (Hodges), and Roger Ingram.
·       1720*Isles of Wight Co., VA, Great Book of Wills, pg. 28
The Will of Robert Lancaster, Sr. of Isle of Wight County, Virginia, registered in the Great Book, on page 28, is recorded.
       Robert (Lancaster) Lanquishear of Upper Parish of Isle of Wight County being sick and weak by in sound and perfect sense and memory. First, I bequeath my Soul to God that gave it in hopes of glorious Resurrection at ye Last Day and my body to be decently buried according to ye discretion of my executors hereafter mentioned and all my worldly goods as please Almighty god to endue me with all I bestow them in manner and form following... Primis, I give and bequeath to my beloved wife my best feather bed and furniture belonging to it... Item, I give unto my wife three broke horses, named Fox, Derrick, and Puppy, and half ye cattle, half ye sheep, ye hogs, ye plantation at Blackwater, during her life and all ye pewter, that belonged to her before I married her and one ten gallon kettle and all ye rest of ye small brass, and ye iron pot, that was hers before I married her and her choice of ye couches, an small trunk, and my desire is that my two sons and daughter may bear their equal part with my wife in funeral charges and the doctor accounts....
       I give and bequeath to my granddaughter Unity Lanquishear my next best feather bed, rug, and blanket, sheets belonging to it... Item, I do give and bequeath to my grandson Samuel Lanquishear one large iron pot with the hooks and hinges belonging... Item, I give to my grandson William Lanquishear ye plantation at Blackwater after my wife's decease to him and his heirs lawfully begotten of his own body.
       Item, I do give to my granddaughter Lettis Pitman, one large brass kettle...Item, I do give to my granddaughter Ann Pitman, one small chest, lock and key...Item, I do give to my grandson Samuel Pitman, one young horse named, Spark...Item, I do give to my son Samuel Lanquishear one large table with a drawer in it...Item, I do give to my son-in-law, Thomas Pitman, one new cross cut saw...Item, I do give to my daughter Elizabeth Pitman, the silk handkerchiefs.
       Item, I do give all my wearing clothes to be equally divided between my two sons, Samuel and Robert, all my tools as Carpenter's Coopers tools, to be equally divided between my two sons, Robert and Samuel.
       I do give to my son Robert's Eldest daughter one bed, rugg, blankets, sheets, and my desired is that all remainder of my estate be equally divided between my two sons and daughter...I do ordain my loving wife, and my son to be my whole and sole Executor and Executrix of this my last will, renouncing all former wills that shall be produced as for Verbal or written and do assign this to be my last Will and Testament...as witness hereunto I have set my hand and fixed my seal this 28th day of April 1720... Signed Robert (RL) Lanquishear, his hand and seal... witnesses: James Piland, Benjamin (B.) Hodge, Roger (R) Ingram.
       Robert Lancaster died between April 28th 1720 and May 23rd 1720. At a session of court held for Isle of Wight County, Virginia on May 23rd 1720, Robert Lancaster's will was presented to the court by Sarah, his widow, Executrix who made oath thereto and being proved of with witnesses is admitted to record, signed by H. Lightfoot, clerk. It should be noted that although the surname in the will is written as Lanquishear, the above court document records it as Lancaster. His estate was appraised by John Brantley, Richard Gray and Benjamin Hoddg (Hodges) (one of the witnesses of the will) and Robert Lancaster Jr.
·       1720*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills & Administrations, pg. 30 (1647-1800)
May 23rd 1720... Robert Lancaster deceased. Estate appraised by John Brantley, Richard Gray, and Benjamin Hodges. Ordered May 23rd 1720 and registered June 27th 1720, signed by Robert Lancaster.
·       1722*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills & Administrations, pg. 125 (1647-1800)
October 31st 1722... Will of Sarah Lancaster: Leg: granddaughter Ann Craft: Granddaughter Sarah Meeker, Granddaughter Ann Kea: To Mary Mangum, the daughter of John Mangum: To Sarah Mangum, the daughter of John Mangum: To Bridgett Bennett: the daughter of James Bennett: to Sarah Bennett, the daughter of James Bennett: Granddaughter Elizabeth Meeker: Granddaughter, Martha Meeker: To Susan Meeker: To Mary Usury: to my sister Elizabeth Hood: to Mary Sowdell, daughter Susanna Meeker: grandson Lewis Meeker: to Mary Jonas: To Benjamin Bell: to Samuel (?): remainder of my estate to my daughter Mary Bell also named Mary Bell to be executor. Dated October 31st 1722 and registered January 29th 1723. (Note*Heirs of the widow Sarah Lewis, Bennett, Lancaster, all of her children from her first marriage to Daniel Lewis, James Bennett is the son of her 2nd husband and his first wife, he may have been married to a daughter of Daniel and Sarah Lewis. Sarah and Robert Lancaster Sr. had no Issue’s)
·       1722*Surry Co., VA, Marriage Records Book, pg. 8 (1700-1799)
Mary d/o Sarah Lancaster married Benjamin Bell 1722 Surry Co., VA, and Surety: John Harrison. D/o Daniel and Sarah Lewis. (widow of Robert Lancaster Sr.)
·       Surry Co., Virginia, Seventh Century, Daniel (d. 1679) and Sarah (?) Lewis, Sr.
(1)       Daniel Lewis Jr. (b. bef. 1645 Surry Co., VA) married Susanna Bennett abt. 1666 (b. abt. 1648 Surry Co., VA, d/o of Richard and Anne Bennett) had issues: (a) Mary Lewis (b. 1668 Surry Co., VA) married Thomas Thorpe… (b) Martha Lewis (b. Surry Co., VA)
(2)       Mary Lewis Lancaster married Benjamin Bell 1722 Surry Co., VA)
·       Surry Co., Virginia, Seventh Century Richard (b. 1725/27-d. December 9th 1709 Surry Co., VA) and 1st wife, Anne (Barnham or Utie) Bennett (d. aft. 1682), s/o Thomas (b. Somerset, England) and Alice (Pierce) Bennett of James City, Isles of Wight Co., VA
(1)       Richard Bennett Jr. (b. 1646 Surry Co., VA-d. March 30th 1720 Surry Co., VA) married 1st Sarah, 2nd Ann… had a daughter Ann Bennett married John Bell
(2)       Susanna Bennett (b. 1648 Surry Co., VA) married Daniel Lewis abt. 1666, s/o Daniel and Sarah Lewis, Sr… (a) Mary Lewis (b. abt. 1668 Surry Co., VA) married Thomas Thorpe… (b) Martha Lewis (b. Surry Co., VA)
(3)       James Bennett (b. 1649 Surry Co., VA-d. 1752 Southwark Parish, Surry Co., VA) married Mary Rogers bef. 1698, d/o William Rogers… had issues: (a) William Bennett (b. 1698 Isles of Wight Co., VA)… (b) James Bennett (b. 1702 Isle of Wight Co., VA)… (c) John Bennett (b. 1704 Isles of Wight Co., VA)… (d) Ann Bennett (b. 1706 Isles of Wight Co., VA)… (e) Martha Bennett (b. 1708 Isles of Wight Co., VA)… (f) Lucy Bennett (b. 1710 Isles of Wight Co., VA)… (g) Sarah Bennett (b. 1712 Isles of Wight Co., VA)… (h) Bridget Bennett (b. Isles of Wight Co., VA)… (i) Samuel Bennett (b. 1714 Surry Co., VA)… (j) Benjamin Bennett (b. 1716 Surry Co., VA)… (k) Mary Bennett (b. Surry Co., VA)
(4)       Martha Bennett (b. 1650 Surry Co., VA) married Mr. Lewis
Note*The wife mentioned in (Richard Bennett’s) will was Sarah Bennett (his 2nd wife) and she subsequently married Robert Lancaster his will was probated in 1720. Sarah Bennett Lancaster made her will October 31st 1722 and probated January 29th 1723.
·       Children of Robert and Lettis (White) Lancaster Sr.
(1) Robert Lancaster Jr. (b. 1669 Surry Co., VA-d. 1738) married Judith Clary
(2) Samuel Lancaster (b. 1673 Surry Co., VA-d. 1760) married 1st Elizabeth Harris 2nd Elizabeth (Holleman?)
(3)       Elizabeth Lancaster (b. 1678 Surry Co, VA-d. aft. September 26th 1761 Edgecombe Co., NC) married Thomas Pitman abt. 1708


Lancaster, Robert Jr. (1669-1739) 2nd generation       
Son of Robert and Lettis (White) Lancaster Sr.
Spouse: Judith Pitt Clary, d/o William Clary
Lineage: Robert Jr.>Robert Sr. of Surry Co., VA
·       1669*Surry Co., VA, Vital Records
Robert Lancaster Jr. (b. abt. 1669 Surry Co., VA-d. 1739 Surry Co., VA)
Judith (Clary) Lancaster (b. abt. 1673 Surry Co., VA)
·       1691*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1691... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) and Robert Lancaster, Jr.
(Note*Robert Lancaster, Jr. listed: The colony of Virginia first accessed men when they arrived at the age of 21)
·       1692*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1692... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) and Robert Lancaster, Jr.
·       1693*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 10th 1693... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) and Robert Lancaster, Jr.
·       1694*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1694... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1695*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1695... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1696*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1696... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1697*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1697... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1698*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1698... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1699*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1699... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1700*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1700... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1701*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1701... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1702*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1702... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1703*Surry Co., VA Court Records
June 9th 1703... A list of ye tythables belonging to Lawnes (sic) Creek Parish. Listed: Robert Lancaster, Sr. 1 (one) , Robert Lancaster, Jr. (1) Samuel Lancaster (1)
·       1707*Surry Co., Wills and Administrations, Book 5, pg. 378 (1671-1750)
September 25th 1707... Will of Thomas Clary, Leg: niece, Judith wife of Robert Lancaster, Jr., pewter dishes. To Charles Pitt, 20 shillings. To Charles Williams, 530 lbs. tobacco. All rest of estate to Brother William Clary and Sister Ann Pitt. Nephew: Edward Brown executor. Dated September 25th 1707 and probated November 4th 1707. Witnesses: Thomas Holt, Joseph John Jackman.
(Note*this listed Judith as a niece so was she a Clary? Or Pitt? Or Brown? The Will of William Clary doesn’t list Judith)
·       1708*Surry Co., Deeds 1684-1733 and other court papers, by William Lindsay Hopkins
February 28th 1708, Page 403… William Chambers, Gentleman and wife, Olive Chambers to William Edwards, Gentleman… 6-acres bounded by the College Land. 1-acre was granted by the county to said Chambers for the building of a mill. Signed William and Olive Chambers. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster, Jr. and Hugh Huninford: Recorded: March 1st 1708
·       1711*Surry Co., Will Book 6, pg. 97
January 24th 1711... James Allen, Leg; to brother Arthur Allen, 1400 acres of land granted to me by Patent, on April 25th 1701, situated on the south side main Blackwater Swamp, part in Surry and part in Isle of Wight, except 700-acres of land which I have sold to Thomas Pittman, and Samuel Lancaster and 300-acres which I have sold to Robert Lancaster, Jr. And also 200-acres, which I have sold to Joseph Wall, all of which said three parcels of land on part, are part of above patent, and I gave them to my loving brother, John Allen and his heirs, etc. And he confirms the three pieces of land to said parties as soon as possible after my decease... bequeaths Negro slaves to loving mother, Katherine Allen, for her life, at her death to brother, Joseph Allen. To Margaret Crocker, wife of John Crocker 1000 lbs. tobacco, to cousin, Arthur Bridger, when he is 21 to be paid by executors and small silver tankard Val four pounds. Rest of estate to be divided between all my brothers and sister, viz. Elizabeth Bridger, wife of William Bridger, John Allen, Arthur Allen, Ann Allen, Mary Allen and Joseph Allen. All to receive legacy at 18 years. Makes brother, John Allen, Executor, dated January 24th 1711, witnesses: Thomas Drew, Richard Taylor. Probated February 20th 1711.
·       1712*Surry Co., VA, Deed Book 6, pg. 108 (1709-1715)
August 19th 1712... John Allen Gentleman of Surry County deeded to Robert Lancaster Jr. for 5-shillings sold 300-acres on south side of Blackwater Swamp. (Part of a patent granted James Allen on April 25th 1701 for 1400-acres and by James Allen willed to John Allen) and bounded by Samuel Lancaster. Signed, John Allen. Witnesses: Henry Harrison and William Browne. Recorded, August 12th 1712.
·       1712-1718 Surry Co., VA Court Records, Book VII, pg. (7)-399 (1712-1718)
1712/18... John Allen appearing in Court acknowledged Deeds of Lease and Release and Bond for a certain piece of land sold to Robert Lancaster Junior which are ordered to be recorded.
·       1720 Wills and Administration of Isle of Wight Co., VA, 1647-1800, by Jessica Budick
May 23rd 1720... Robert Lancaster deceased. Estate appraised by John Brantley, Richard Gray, and Benjamin Hodges. Ordered May 23rd 1720 and registered June 27th 1720, signed by Robert Lancaster, page 30
·       1722*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Great Book, Vol. 2, pg. 506 (1715-1726)
December 24th 1722... Thomas Pittman Jr. and wife Elizabeth of Isle of Wight County to Samuel Lancaster of Surry County sold 100-acres on the south side of the main Blackwater Swamp (being the upper part of 350-acres granted James Allen on April 25th 1701 that sold it to said Pittman). Signed, Thomas & Elizabeth Pittman. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster, and Joseph Holloman. Registered, December 24th 1722.
·       1722*Isles of Wight Co., VA, Great Book, Vol. 2, (1715-1726)
December 24th 1722... Thomas Pittman Jr. and wife Elizabeth Pittman of Isle of Wight County to John Williford sold 250-acres on the south side of Blackwater Swamp at the mouth of the Little Swamp. Signed, Thomas & Elizabeth Pittman. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster and Samuel Lancaster. Registered, December 24th 1722
·       1723*Surry Co., VA, Deed Book 7, pg. 506 (1715-1730)
February 10th 1723... Arthur Allen, Gentlemen .to Benjamin Champion, 200-acres on south side of main Blackwater Swamp (part of a patent for 1400-acres formerly granted to James Allen deceased on April 25th 1701 and willed by said James Allen to said Arthur Allen) and bounded by Robert Lancaster. Signed Arthur Allen. Recorded February 19th 1723.
·       1724*Surry Co., VA, Deeds, Wills, Etc. Book 7, pg. 575 (1715-1730)
February 3rd 1724... William Dowers late of Charles City County in Virginia appointed Thomas Holt of Lawnes Creek Parish as his attorney to recover all debts due him from North Carolina and Virginia. Signed William Dowers. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster, John Newsome, and Samson Wilson. Recorded March 17th 1724.
·       1726*Surry Co., VA, Deeds, Wills, Etc. Book 7, pg. 685 (1715-1730)
February 23rd 1726... Thomas Holloman of Isle of Wight County to Thomas Davis of same sold 220-acres on south side of Blackwater Swamp in the lower parish (Excluding 10-acres below Raccoon Swamp.) Signed Thomas Holloman. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster, Etheldred Taylor. Recorded April 19th 1727.
·       1727*Surry Co., VA, Wills & Administration, Book 7, pg. 684 (1671-1750)
April 19th 1727... Will of Joseph Wall: Leg: To my son James Wall 100-acres bought of Thomas Miller to the land of James Wall. To son John Wall bible, sacrament book, tools, etc. To my daughter Elizabeth one chest, etc. To my son Joseph Wall 5-shillings and to son Richard Wall 5-shillings. Rest of Estate to my wife and son Robert Wall, after my funeral expense is paid. Make son, John Wall, Executor. Probated April 19th 1727 and witnesses: Robert Lancaster, Thomas Pittman.
·       1728, Surry Co., VA, Deed Book 8, pg. 797
April 17th 1728... Will of Bray Hargrove, of Surry Co., VA, dated April 17th 1728. Mary Hargrove: administrator. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster, Jr., Benjamin Champion, and John Holloman.
·       1730*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills & Administrations, pg. 220 (1647-1800)
September 28th 1730... Will of Thomas Pitman, Leg: Son Thomas, Son Samuel, Son Robert, Son Ambrose; Son John, Son John, son Arthur, son Sampson: son Joseph: To Daughters: Ann, Olive, Pratta, Elizabeth, Lucy and Faith. Trustee Robert Lancaster, John Dunkley and Robert Monger, Jr. Registered September 28th 1730. Witnesses: Joseph Stickling, Thomas Pittman, and Edward Hood. Robert Lancaster's gave a deposition in reference to the location of this land.
·       1730/31*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Wills & Administrations, pg. 238 (1647-1800)
January 25th 1730/31... Thomas Pittman deceased. Estate appraised by Robert Lancaster, John Dunkley, and Robert Monger Jr. and registered January 25th 1730/31.
·       1731*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Great Book, Vol. 2, pg. 125 (1715-1728)
September 26th 1731... John Washington and wife Elizabeth Washington to Benjamin Bailey sold 100-acres on the south side of Seacock Swamp and Hopkins Branch. Signed John Washington. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster and Samuel Holloman and registered September 27th 1731
·       1732*Surry Co., Wills, Estate Accounts, Inv., pg. 241 (1730-1800)
November 15th 1732... Will of Edward Brown recorded November 15th 1732. Wife: Mary Brown executrix. Witnesses: Thomas Gwaltney and Robert Lancaster.
·       1736*Isle of Wight Co., VA, Deed Book 5, pg. 74
October 21st 1736... Lease and Release from Thomas Crafford and Susannah, his wife of Isles of Wight County to George Bell of Isles of Wight for 26-pounds cash and divers other causes about 200-acres and plantation in Isles of Wight on the west side of Nottoway Swamp and Flag run Swamp, and bounded by Flag run side a little above Horse pen Branch, the old patent line, Burdens Branch including 2-acres bought of John Barnes, Sr., thence to the Mill Pond to Flag run Swamp. The land is part of a tract of land in a patent granted to Edward Goodson and Matthew Rushing by Alexander Spotswood, Lieut. Governor of Virginia on June 16th 1714 and by said Goodson devised to the said Thomas Crafford by a deed dated October 21st 1717. Signed Thomas (TC) Crafford, and Susannah (+) Crafford. Witnesses: Robert Lancaster, George Washington, and William Washington. Registered November 22nd 1736. Susannah Crafford relinquished her right of dower to the lands conveyed.
·       1736*Surry Co., VA Wills, Estate Accounts, Inv. Pg. 600 (1730-1800)
June 16th 1736... Elizabeth Champion: Inventory, recorded June 16th 1736. Charles Champion, Administrator. Robert Lancaster, Samuel Lancaster and Thomas Bell, appraisers.
·       1737*Surry Co., Deeds, Wills, Etc. 8, (1730-1737)
July 1737… Account of the Estate of Mr. Arthur Allen, deceased by Arthur Smith, Jr. and Wife Elizabeth Smith, and James Bray, Administrators show payments to "one being Robert Lancaster".
·       1738*Surry Co., VA Deeds, Wills, Etc. 9, pg. 48 (1738-1754)
March 21st 1738... Accounts current of Estate of Elizabeth Champion, deceased. I Charles Champion, administrator, lists "Colonel Allen for probation of my father's will" For my mother": then the list continues with many names including: Samuel Lancaster Jr., William Lancaster, Lawrence Lancaster, Robert Lancaster Jr., Robert Lancaster, Pittman’s listed also, many other names associated with the Lancaster family out of Surry Co., VA.
·       1739*Surry Co., Wills and Estates, Book 3, page 53
November 12th 1738... I Robert Lancaster of Lawnes Creek Parish in the County of Surry “Being sick and weak, but in perfect mind and memory thanks To Almighty God” for the same have thought fit to make, constitute and ordain this to be My last Will and Testament and for what "Temporal Estate it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow on me". I dispose of in form and manner following, viz: I give and bequeath to my son, Samuel the plantation whereon he now lives to him and his heirs forever. I likewise give my son, Samuel, one grindstone and my entire carpenter's tools and one pair of money scales and my cart and wheels. I, give to my son William, one razor and hone and twenty shillings cash. I, give to my daughter Elizabeth my loom and all the tools belonging to the weaver's trade and my best feather bed and furniture and my riding horse and side saddle. I, give to my daughter Mary, the next best feather bed and furniture. I give and bequeath to my son Joseph, thirteen pounds in cash and one feather bed and furniture and one pair small stellar and my least iron pot and two breeding sows, and all wearing clothes. I, likewise give to my son Joseph the effects of four thousand Cypress boards, three thousand garden pails and fifty gallons brandy all which I have now ready for a market. Moreover my will and desired is that all my estate and sheep be equally divided between three of my children, viz., Elizabeth, Mary and Joseph and I give all the rest of my estate to be equally divided between my three daughters, Anne, Elizabeth and Mary. I nominated and appoint my son, Samuel to be my whole and Sole, Executor of this last Will and Testament without having any appraisement. In witness of which I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 12th day of November in 1738 signed, Robert Lancaster his mark & seal (sealed with a Wafer). In his presence of John Littell and William Hart. Codicil, I, leave my son Joseph Lancaster in the care of William Androse and his estate till he come to age of twenty-one years old. The Will was presented in court for Surry County, Virginia on April 18th 1739 by Samuel Lancaster Jr. and who made oath and posted a security bond (who was named executor). John Littell and William Hart made the clerk, John Allen, recorded oath as to the witnessing of the will and it.
·       1739*Surry Co., VA Wills, Estates, Inv., pg. 53 (1730-1800)
November 12th 1738… Will of Robert Lancaster of Lawnes Creek Parish, Surry County, VA. Will: dated November 12th 1738 and recorded April 18th 1739. Named Samuel Lancaster, Jr., executor. Sons: Samuel, William and Joseph (not 21). Daughters: Elizabeth, Mary and Anne. Friend: William Andrews. Witnesses: John Little (Littell) and William Hart.
·       1739*Surry Co., VA Wills, Estates, Inventories, pg. 61 (1730-1800)
May 16th 1739... Robert Lancaster deceased Inventory and Recorded May 16th 1739. Son: Samuel Lancaster Jr. Executor.
·       Children of Robert and Judith (Pitt, Clary) Lancaster Jr.
(1)       William Lancaster (1691-1740) married 1st Unknown, 2nd Mary (Womble?)
(2)       Anne Lancaster (b. bet. 1793-94 Surry Co., VA)
(3)       Samuel Lancaster (b. 1697 Surry Co., VA - d. bef. February 11th 1744 Surry Co., VA) married Elizabeth Ellis
(4)       Elizabeth Lancaster (b. 1717 Surry Co., VA)
(5)       Joseph Lancaster (b. 1719 -1785) married Mary Cox
(6)       Mary Lancaster (b. 1721) married William Knight, abt. 1741