States: Virginia: Isle of Wight
You've answered a question which has been plaguing me in my research for years: the identity of the wife of Peter Hatchell of Isle of Wight Co. I don't know how to thank you, and would love to have the chancery document reference for my records by the way. I know a couple of direct descendants of Peter and I'm sure they'll be delighted with this new information.
Re the confusion between the two daughters of John Morris and Mary Conyers of Isle of Wight who married the two William Hatchells: Hannah Morris (17 Oct 1730-bef 3 Jun 1799) married William Hatchell, son of John Hatchell of Warwick Co.; her younger sister Christiana married William's first cousin once removed, grandson of John's brother William Hatchell of Elizabeth City Co. The land and court records in ECC show that the emigrant ancestor, William Hatchell Sr., gave land in adjacent Warwick Co. to his son John Hatchell in 1727, likely just a few years prior to his death. John's son William Jr. held land in adjoining ECC. All Hatchell land appeared to straddle the county line between Warwick and ECC, though William was a member of Charles Parish, York Co. (<5 mi. away) in 1703, as was the John Morris family. At any rate, John died in 1751 in Warwick (Chancery Court records) and his brother William died in Lunenburg Co. ca the same time. John's son William was my ancestor. He died in Isle of Wight Co. in late 1757 leaving widow Hannah and 4 children: William, Peter, Morris and Daisy (aka Dicy). You are correct re the death of Peter in Isle of Wight (bef 19 Apr 1799) and he left: Nancy, Harmon, Morris, Nelson and Mary, the latter two apparently adults at the time so were not part of the chancery court record. Please contact me off-list at my firstname.lastname@example.org account and we can exchange more detailed information. I look forward to hearing from you, and thanks for all the good, new information you've shared!
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