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Re: Martha Vicaris m.William Todd 1709
Posted by: Cleo Melendez Date: February 23, 2000 at 21:16:46
In Reply to: Re: Martha Vicaris m.William Todd 1709 by Terri of 14

Some info of Rev. Thomas Vicaris in the book entitled "Cavaliers & Pioneers" by Nugent. I can't recall another title which has a lot of records of Petsworth Parish, Gloucester VA Vestry Meeting notes, and his name suddenly disappears from the accounts of the meetings. He had died but no mention of his death is made in the notes published. I also found his name in a family name book published by a distant cousin a few years ago entitled "WISDOM AND RELATED FAMILIES" by Billy Lewis Smith of Bedford, Texas. On page 8, par. I, reads: Thomas Wisdom's name first appeared in the Petsworth Parish, Glouchester Co., VA which was under the leadership of Rev. Thomas Vicaris and staff of Christ Church in 1662...Glouchester Co was that area of VA from the entrance to the Chesapeake Bay between the Yori and Rappohotoc rivers and inland about 20 miles to the King and Queen Co lines..It was comprised of three Parishes: Abington on the southern coast, Ware on the northern coast and Petsworth, which was all the remaining area between the mentioned rives. The Colonial Church (Christ Church) was located about the center of Petsworth Parish. The settlers, still very true to the Crown, built log homes in the areas selected for the church school. This was especially interesting to me since I had researched the Wisdoms much earlier but knew nothing of the Vicaris ancestry.

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