Has anyone done detailed research in the Surry Co. and Isle of Wight Co., Virginia historical records on Thomas Jarrell? Surry Co. Records, Book I at the DAR library shows a court record of 3 May 1658 on a servant, Thomas Jarrell, age about 23, who sought his release from the service of William Marriott.
On 7 May 1678, Thomas Jarrell purchased 100 acres on College Run, a tributary of Lawnes Creek (which separates Surry and Isle of Wight counties) from William Harris, the only son of Thomas Harris [part of 850 acres granted Thomas Harris on 13 Feb 1657], for 1500# of tobacco.
List of Titheables:
Wills and Administrations, Surry Co., VA
9 Jan 1721/22, Book 7, p. 389, prob. 21 Feb 1724; [will of] Edwards, William - "To Thos. Jarrell one small tract on the lower end of his line and the great Swamp below his house not exceeding 10 acres."
Lawnes Creek parish is just across the James River from Jamestown, and was one of the first expansions of the Jamestown settlement. History around there predates the "Mayflower"!
If descendants of Jarrells of Virginia and North Carolina can identify the descendants of these Thomas Jarrells, we may be able to identify the emigration to Orange Co., VA, Rockingham Co., NC and neighboring Henry Co, VA, and the "West" Virginia Jarrells.
Please post anything you may have about early VA and NC Jarrells. Thanks.
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