Colonial Pettypool-Poole-P'Poole Families


III.b2. Phillip Pettypool[4] (of William[1] , William[2] ,William[3]).


Edgecombe County, North Carolina


Philip Pettypool was born 13 March 1730 and baptized 9 December 1731, son of William and Frances Pettypool, according to the Bristol Parish Vestry Book, Prince George County, Virginia (1).  He was not listed on the first tithe lists of Lunenburg County, 1748-1752, although he would have been of age. In fact, he is conspicuously absent from Lunenburg County, Virginia records. Phillip was a corporal in the militia of Edgecombe County, North Carolina during the French and Indian War, along with his brother Stephen Pettypool and with a second Phillip Pettypool, soldier. This second Phillip was likely as son of Phillip or Stephen, and for now, the assumption is he was a son of Stephen (2).

Muster Roll of Edgecombe County Militia, Captian Aqueler Suggs Company
Pettefole, Stephen, corporal
Pettypool, Philip, corporal
Nettle, Sollomon, corporal
Petypool, Phillip, soldier
Bryant, William, soldier

Phillip Pettypool was mentioned in Edgecombe County deeds as a son-in-law of Jacob Jones (3).

1753 August 10. Jacob Jones of Tar River in Edgecombe County to Philip Petty Pool, son-in law of sd Jones, for the love and affection he beareth of sd Philip, 200 acres on south side of Tar River, joining Webb, Wm King; witnesses: Aquilla Sugg, Wm Barrat, Jesse Flowers. August Court 1753, ordered to be registered.

Jacob Jones owned land in Prince George County, Virginia, on Stony Creek, next to Sappony Creek, where Phillip's father, William[3] Pettypool, lived in 1745 (4).  Jacob Jones purchased the above Edgecombe County land as part of a larger tract from William Bryant of Northampton County, North Carolina (5). William Bryant had purchased land on Sandy Run in Dobbs County, North Carolina, from Phillip's brother, Ephraim Pettypool (6).

1750 August 22. William Bryant of Northampton County to Jacob Jones of Edgecombe County, 40 pounds current money of Virginia, 400 acres on the south side of Tar River, joining the low grounds and the river. Witnesses: Thomas Thrower, John Spell. August Court 1750 ordered to be registered.

Phillip was in Edgecombe County records from 1754-1761 (7).

1758 January 17. Robert Webb and Elizabeth my wife of Edgecombe County to James Mour of Edgecombe County, clerk, 30 pounds current money of Virginia for 192 acres on the south side of Tar River on Round About Swamp; witnesses: George Brown, Phillip Pettypool, William Haywood. Recorded February Court 1758.

1758 January 17. Robert Webb and Elizabeth my wife of Edgecombe County to James Mour of Edgecombe County, clerk, 30 pounds current money of Virginia for 150 acres on the south side of Tar River part of a patent to Captain Thomas Bryant of 28 February 1726; witnesses: George Brown, Phillip Pettypool, William Haywood. Recorded February Court 1758.

1758 January 17. Robert Webb and Elizabeth my wife of Edgecombe County to James Mour of Edgecombe County, 100 pounds proclamation money for 400 acres on the south side of Tar River adjoining Thomas Bryant and Francis Grice; witnesses: George Brown, Phillip Pettypool, William Haywood. Recorded.

1759 March 28. Philip Pettypool appointed searcher in room of James Richardson.

1759 June 26. Last Will and Testament of William King, proved by oaths of John Fountain, Philip Pettypool & Humphrey Jones.

1759 June 26. Daniel Ross, Thomas Norman, Philip Pettypool & John Bailey searchers from the Falls of Tar River to Beaufort line.

1760 March. Thomas Normand & Philip Pettypool continued [as] searchers.

1760 September. Ordered jury to lay off road from Saddle Pocosson Branch...to Benjamin Harts landing on Tar River & thence to Howell's warehouse...Philip Pettypoole...

Philip sold his Tar River tract to William Jones, relationship to Jacob unknown but possibly a brother-in-law, but which Jacob repurchased the next year (8).

1760 December 11. Philip Pettypoole of Edgecombe County to William Jones of Lunenburg County, Virginia, for 27 pounds, 10 shillings,  200 acres on south side of Tar River, adjoining Robert Webb and William King, land granted to said Philip by a deed of gift from Jacob Jones on August 10, 1763. Witnesses: Benjamin Hart, Ephraim Pettypoole, James Bracewell.

1761 August 25. Wm Jones of Lunenburg County, Virginia, to Philip Pettypoole of Edgecombe County, for 27 pounds Virginia money, plantation on south bank of Tar River, adjoining Rob't Webb, Wm King.

In 1762 Jacob Jones sold his remaining 200 acres to William Pinnell, and in 1763 Phillip Pettypool sold his 200 acres gifted by his father-in-law, Jacob Jones (9).

1762 April 22. Jacob Jones of Edgecombe County to Wm Pinnell, 200 acres south bank of Tar River adjoining John Colwell, Joseph Howell, Philip Pettypool. Witnesses: Henry Irwin, Alex'r Pool.

1763 May 9. Philip Pettypool of Edgecombe County to Richard Pinnel, 200 acres adjoining Pinnel, Webb, Wm King, it being same land conveyed to Philip from Jacob Jones. Witnesses: Wm Pinnell, Alex. Hobby, John Mitchell.

Philip and Ephraim Pettypool were hauled into Edgecombe County Court in 1763 to post bond for "making riot and abusing several persons & being brought into court & behaving very ill". It is unclear if they were Philip Sr and Ephraim Sr, sons of William and Frances Pettypool (10). Philip Jr also had a son Ephraim, who was too young to be the above Ephraim.

Philip patented land formerly owned by Jacob Jones, on the Little Contentnea River, near his brother Abraham Pettypool in Dobbs County, North Carolina (now Greene County) in 1767 (11).  He later patented additional land in 1775 (12).

1767 April 27 Philip Pettipool, 250 acres Dobbs County on south side of Little Contentney, beginning at a pine his own corner lately Jacob Jones and runs So1Et 240 po[les] to a pine thence So89W 200 po[les] to a pine thence No1W160 po[les] to a red oak in his own line thence along the same to the beginning.

1775 March 4. Phillip Pettipool, 100 acres in Dobbs County joining John Allen & Ilser Kilpatrick.

Philip Pettypool Sr. possibly remained in North Carolina, since he patented the above land in 1775 and still owned land on the Tar River in Edgecombe County in 1789, long after Phillip Pettypool was recorded in Camden District, South Carolina (13).

1789 October 2. Edward Hall of Edgecombe County to John Ingles of same, for 220 pounds, a tract of 200 acres on the south bank of Tar River adjoining Colwell and Philip Pettypool; witnesses: W. Williams, Isaac Lain.



References Cited

1. Chamberlaine, C. G. (1898) The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789, Richmond, VA.

2. Clark, M. J. (1983) Colonial Soldiers Of  The South 1732-1774, Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, pp. 662, 663.

3. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 4, p. 488, In: Hofmann, M. M. (1969), Abstracts of Deeds, Edgecombe Precint, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1732-1758, p. 158.

4. Virginia Land Patent Book 22, pp. 524-525, 533 [Prince George County], In: Northrop, M. R. (1989) Magaz. VA Geneal. 27, p. 65.

5. Edgecombe County, North Carolina  Deed Book 3, p. 526, In Hofmann, M. M. (1969), Abstracts of Deeds, Edgecombe Precint, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1732-1758, p. 121.

6. Dobbs County, North Carolina, Will of William Bryant [3 October 1772], Tabitha Marie DeVisconti Papers, Manuscript Division, Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greeneville, NC, abstracted by Martha Mewborn Marble
ftp://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/nc/greene/wills/bryant01.txt.

7. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deed Book __, pp. 249-251, Abstracts of Deeds, Edgecombe Precint, Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1732-1758, p. 158; Edgecombe County, North Carolina Court Minutes, pp. 175, 235, 236, 242, 261, 269, In: Haun, W. P. (1985) Edgecombe County North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1774-1762, Book I, Durham, NC.

8. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 00, p. 248, Deed Book 1, pp. 356,  In: Watson, J. W. (1966) Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds 1759-1772, Publ: Owen G Dunn Co., New Bern, NC, pp. 35, 87-88, 140.

9. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deed Book 1, pp. 359, and Deed Book C, p. 92, In: Watson, J. W. (1966) Abstracts of the Early Deeds of Edgecombe County, North Carolina Deeds 1759-1772, Publ: Owen G Dunn Co., New Bern, NC, pp. 158.

10. Edgecombe County, North Carolina Court Minutes, Book III, p. 3 [25 January 1763], In: Haun, W. P. (1989) Edgecombe County, North Carolina County Court Minutes, 1763-1774, Book II, Durham, NC, p. 1.

11. North Carolina Land Patent Book 23, p. 71 [Dobbs County], In: Hofmann, M. M. (1984), Colony of North Carolina, 1765-1775, Abstracts of Land Patents, vol. 2, The Roanoke News Company, Weldon, NC, p. 436 and, Murphy, W. L., Jr., Dobbs County, North Carolina Crown Patents 1759-1775 (Patent Books 15-26), Raleigh, NC, p. 50, and In: Secretary of State 1690-1960, Land Grant Record Books vol. 21, 22, 23, 24, 25. State of North Carolina Archives and Library, microfilm S.108.106.6N

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13. Edgecombe Co., North Carolina Deed Book 5, p. 315, In: Watson, J. W. , Abstracts of Early Deeds of Edgecombe County, North Carolina, 1788-1794, vol. 3, p. 31.


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