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Re: thomas tooke scott/arvilla cason/i
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: March 20, 2000 at 19:15:42
In Reply to: thomas tooke scott/arvilla cason/i by L. Harbison of 1389

I may have some clue's that you could follow up.

In my book by Boddie there is info on a line from a James TOOKE who came to VA on the George in 1621. James had 2 sons: William and Thomas. This son Thomas had 8 children, one dau. named Joan married John SCOTT who made his will in 1729. You might want to follow up on this Tooke/Scott marriage. Your man would have been in the generation to be a possible grandson of this union.

In my King book there is a mention of a James TOOKE SCOTT paying 8 pence for a school slate. It does not give a year but was 17th or 18th century.

There is a SCOTT House near Windsor that is a VA Historical Landmark. Built ca. 1750-1775 by a William SCOTT from England. Records show that a William Scott bought land in IOW in 1689. It was on the western branch of the Nansemond River. Throughtout the years the Sccott family acquired large holdings in both Southampton and IOW counties and possibly in Nansemond Co but that cannot be proved as the records were burned in 1866. The Wm. who built this house was at least the fourth by that name. There was a Quaker meeting house near. It was thought that William Scott was a member, as he freed 28 slaves in 1783. He died in 1785 and the property remained in the Scott family until 1832 when it was sold by William J. Scott, probably his grandson, and his wife Ann of Dinwiddie Co to Nathaniel P. Phillips of Nansemond Co.


There is a SCOTT'S Factory which was the first known attempt at manufacturing in IOW. About 1828 a cotton factory replaced a gristmill on Cypress Creek. The name Scott for James SCOTT, one of the early owners, persisted in spite of ownership changes. After the Civil War the factory closed down. It stood for many years until the bricks were found to be a good match for those used in the Clerk's Office. They were sold to the county to build the fire-proof vault addition to the Clerk's Office and the wall around the courthouse grounds in 1937. Tales tell of machinery broought to Smithfield by boat and pulled six miles to the factory by 16 teams of oxen.

Let me know if you get any mileage out of these clues.

Ria :)


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