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Robert Pitts of Accomack
Posted by: Ray (ID *****7427) Date: July 07, 2002 at 08:55:09
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Has anyone traced the Pitts in Accomack County records? Most everything published about them concerns records in Isle of Wight.

Robert Pitt, son of Col. Robert Pitt, died om 1672(?) on a ship leaving Ireland after being falsely accused of owing a debt arising from a shipping deal. His father sent the 300 pounds to satisfy the bond of bill, which was returned later when proved in court that Robert Pitt did not owe the money but was owed money for the trip by the plaintiff who brought the charges.
Robert Pitt lived in Accomack Co. amd married to Elizabeth Stevens- who later married Wiley.
He had sons John Pitt, the eldest, Robert Pitt and possibly William.
They can be found in Talbot Co., Maryland as Robert Pitt's land was on the border. One of these can be found in Accomack later in the 1700s.
There may also have been a daughter Elizabeth. She appears in Accomack at the time of death of Robert, as does Robert's remarried widow Mrs. Elizabeth (Lear or Stevens) Wiley.
She is sister Elizabeth that John Lear mentions; either John Lear married a Stevens or if Elizabeth was a Lear, she married 3 times, first Stevens, second Robert Pitt, 3rd Wiley.
There is a Wiley family, possibly Mrs. Elizabeth Pitt Wiley, living in Isle of Wight County after the death of Robert Pitt Jr. on property that could be what Robert Pitt Jr. inherited (due to it's location).

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