Posted By:John Goebel
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Subject:Re: John Duke the Elder, Brunswick Co VA & Bute Co NC
Post Date:July 21, 2003 at 10:59:35
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/va/brunswick/messages/386.html
Forum:Brunswick County, VA Genealogy Forum
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Jane Morris' estimate for John Duke, Elder is that he was born abt 1705. The land grant in Bute Co., NC in 1746 requires him to be born before 1725. He died bef 1780-84 from land records associated with him in Warren Co., NC. So the C&A citation must be for another of that name. We need someone born before 1682 to be eligible for a land patent. Henry Duke, the Councilor had a son John b. 1668 of whom not much is known; so he's a possibility. I've not found others who would fit the required data.