Posted By:Marianne Dillow
Subject:Griffith Family in Loudoun Co, Va, Maybe Fairfax
Post Date:May 03, 2008 at 16:46:10
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Wlliam Lewis SR. married Jane Griffith in Philadelphia Co., Pa in 1740 at the First Presbyterian Church.. I believe the Griffith family most likely lived in other counties in PA but I don't know which one before they moved to Loudoun Co., Va. I am wondering if there were any Griffith fanilies in Fairfax County,Va in the 1770's that might be kin to the ones in Loudoun County, Va.

These records in Loudoun Co., Va with the people John Griffith was associated are the records I have to work with to prove my Griffith line. I have sent off for the William Jones 1771 will at the Loudoun Co., Va courthouse. I beleve his son Joshua Jones married Hannah Todhunter. There was a John Todhunter in Loudoun.

In the tithables in Loudoun Co., Va from 1773-1780 John, William, David, and Thomas Griffiith was listed. Also a Richard Griffin.

This is an important record:
In Loudoun Co., VA there was a William Jones who left a will in 1771.
His wife was not named but the will names a son Joshua Jones, a daughter
married a Griffith, the executor was Jane Lewis and the witnesses were
William Lewis and Sarah Griffith. It mentioned land at the New Valley Baptist
Church in Loudoun County, VA. This William Lewis, SR. is the one I think
married Jane Griffith in Philadelphia in 1740 and is my family. Our
William Lewis, SR was an elder in that church in Loudoun Co., Va.
This is the will I have ordered from the Loudoun Co., Va. courthouse.
Deed Records in Loudoun Co., Va:

Bk:Pg: E:322, 324 Date: 17 Nov 1766 RcCt: 13 Apr 1767
Thomas MIDDLETON Jr & wife Ann of Ldn to John GRIFFITH of Pa.
Lease/release of 219ac on Painterskin Run adj Isaac WOOD.
Wit: Leven POWELL, George ADAMS, James SINKLER, Henry

Bk:Pg: E:338, 340 Date: 14 Apr 1767 RcCt: 15 Apr 1767
Blacksmith John GRIFFITH & wife Rebeckah of Ldn to merchants HOUGH &
JANNEY of Lsbg. Lease/release of 150ac in Cameron Parish, adj John COLLVIL,
Thomas BEAVERS, Mahlon JANNEY.

Bk:Pg: I:204 Date: 2 Dec 1772 RcCt: 27 Apr 1773
John GRIFFITH to Joseph STEER & Jenkin WILLIAMS. Bill of sale of farm
and household items. Wit: Thomas WARMAN, John HOUGH Jr.

Order Books in Loudoun Co., Va:
[p. 71] John GRIFFITH appointed overseer of the road from KIRK's Mill
in the room of William JONES who is now discharged from that office and
ordered to keep in repair and erect stones or posts where necessary.

Order Book F, 14 August 1775
[p. 559] Deed from John GRIFFITH & wife to James JONES proved by
witnesses James JONES Junr. and William GEORGE and ordered to be certified.

Any help would greatly be appreciated. Thank you in advance for any help in proving my Griffith line.

Marianne Dillow