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Re: WIATT, James Prince William Co, VA 1748
Posted by: Connie Cartwright Kwasha Date: September 07, 2001 at 20:35:26
In Reply to: WIATT, James Prince William Co, VA 1748 by Larry Sanders of 5635

I too have been trying to determine whether there is a connection from the Wyatts/Wiatts of Prince William Co. to the Haute Wyatt line. In fact some years ago I tried to hire a professional genealogist (which I was not myself at the time tho I am now) to check that question for me, and he rather snottily declined, while at the same time asserting that the Wyatts of Prince William were not related to the Haute line. But he did not show anything to substantitate that claim. So it still remains a mystery to me, but my evidence indicates that he was likely wrong.
Here is what I have on the family of Prince William Co., VA., in a nutshell:
James Wiatt, d. in Prince William Co., Va. sometime prior to March 1741/2 when his estate was finally settled by the paying of accts for the raising of his children, William and Anne. (My impressoin from the very brief record is that James had died some years before and the person who had raised his orphans had just then been paid for their schooling; they at that time (1741) having reached adult age.) The record mentioned the son William's schooling in Stafford or Gloucester County; and from records concerning the Haute line, it is shown that James of Haute's line had land in Prince William Co. So I am convinced the record of settling of accts for schooling children William and Anne related to the James of Haute's line, whose children are not satisfactorily discussed in any of the materials I have studied related to that line.
Further: The son William (of James Wiatt, d. 1741) was m. and having children by 1745, since later records of Fauquier Co. (taken from Prince William0 on his own death in 1761-65 show that he had at least two daus., Mary and Susannah, who had m. Thomas Leachman and Benjamin Willoughby, respectively. (Means they would have had to have been born by at least ca 1745 to be m. by 1761. I have in my notes 'possible other children: sons James and William?' So I am thinking that your James Wiatt/Wyatt who was b. in Prince William Co. ca 1748 must have been a son of this William Wyatt, who was himself son of James Wiatt who d. some time prior to 1741. (And, as I believe, was of the Haute line.)
Unfortunately, as I mentioned I have yet to find anything further to prove the Haute connection other than the fact that one of Haute's descendants named James had land in Prince William Co..
Let me know what you think of this if you have any discussion to contribute.
C. Kwasha


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