Colonial Pettypool-Poole-P'Pool Families
William Pettypool (of William ) (died 1726) married Elizabeth
More than one-half century later, in 1720, it was probably William and Ann Smith's son, our William Pettypool who proved a Henrico County, Virginia deed (1) of Charles Russell to John Bolling (1720) in which "He says he knew said Russell in Virginia and that he is same person who married the widow of John Davis." These records may refer to the same John Davis of York County, Virginia, who was the master of William and Ann Smith Pettypool. A Richard Smith and a second John Davis were on the jury for the theft incident in York County, Virginia in 1661. John Davis died in c1664, and his wife, Mary remarried to Thomas Holder who died soon thereafter in c1668. Mary later married Charles Russell and moved to Berkeley County, South Carolina, where they operated an Indian trading post.
1642 October. John Davis, 200 acres, Henrico Co., last of Oct. 1642, page 842. Adjoining his former patent called the Longfield, extending northwest towards land of Cornelius de Hull. Due for transportation of his wife Mary Davis, and 3 servants: Jon. Deall, Jon. Talbott, Jon. Cox.
1647 October 29. John Davis, 150 acs. Yorke Co., Oct. 29, 1647, Page 133. Upon the upper side of Queens Cr., adj. Mr. Jernew, along John Judson & Joseph Croshaw. Trans, of 3 pers.*
January Court 1720/21 Henrico County, Virginia
William Pettipool proves deed from October 1720 of Charles Russell to John Bolling. He says he knew said Russell in Virginia and that he is same person who married the widow of John Davis.
June Court 1721 Henrico County, Virginia
Richard Smith proves deed of October 1720 of Charles Russell to John Bolling.
December Court 1721 Henrico County, Virginia
John Evans proves deed of October 1720 from Charles Russell to John Bolling. Bolling says that when deed was made Russell was a resident of South Carolina.
There is about a thirty year gap in records for William Pettypool. During this period, he moved to the area of Charles City County from York County. He was on a grand jury (2) in 1694 and the militia in 1701 in Charles City County, Virginia (3).
Charles City County Militia List c1701/1702, Dragoons
Captain Joseph Wynn William Coxsy Richard Masy [Massey] Thompson Staple Lieutenant Peter Jones George Crooke James Matthews John Tally Cornet Robert Hix Batt Crowder Henry Mitchell Edward Tatem Sargent James Lundy William Frost John Mitchell Natt Tatem, Sr. Sargent John More Gabriel Harrison Patrick Mitchell Thomas Thoeoer, Sr Sargent Isaac Hall John Gillum, Jr. Edward Murrell John Tucker Sargent John Lovesy Samuel Harwell Daniel Nance Joseph Tucker Henry Ally, Jr John Hill, Jr. John Oliver James Vaughan Thomas Burge Richard Hudson William Raines Samuel Vaughan William Butler Ralph Jackson Henry Reed Thomas Willingham John Clarke Henry King Edward Parram William Wells John Clay John Lasenby William Pettipoll John Woodliefe, Jr John Cliburn Francis Mabery William Raines William Coleman William Mallone George Spell
Richard Smith and John Evans lived in Prince George County which was formed from Charles City County, as noted by Quit Rent Rolls.
1704 Quit Rents, Prince George County, Virginia
William Pettypool, along with Capt. John Evans (b.1671 - d. 1713, married Sarah Batte), Col. Robert Munford (married Elizabeth Kennon), Capt. Richard Jones, and Richard Smith, were Indian Traders. William Pettypool, John Evans and Richard Smith took out trading licenses in the Colony of Carolina.
March 22d. 1710-11 Rec'd from John Wright Esqr, Agent, Twenty One Bonds for Sundry Indian Traders to take out Licences-----Wm. Dettypoole [sic], Thomas Edwards & Henry Tally of Virginia yr. Bond---cwh, listed as partners in bond
Mr. Goer & Britts Bond
Wm. Canteyes Do.
Nath. Caines Do.
John Pights Do.
Cards, Sheels, & Wiggins Do.
John Moores Do.
Ricd. Prices Do.
Trumbals & Richardsons Do.
Holford, Peiree, & Giffen Do.
Weaver & Chester Do.
Graves & Cundy [Lundy] Do.
Card & Weavers Bond for Three Indians yt. trade for them
Long Thurston & Warrin Bond
Cornelius LeMotts Bond
Benj. Clees Bond
Wm. Bannisters Bond
Dicksons Bond for ye time he Traded wth out a License
Nathaniel Evans of Virginia his Bond
Ricd. Smith & George Smith of Virginia their Bond
David Crawly John Evans & Ricd Jones of Virginia their bond
These traders not only went into the Carolinas, but also were apparently active in the local Indian trade in Virginia. The native people in southside Virginia at this time were the Saponi, the Ocaneeche, the Eno, and the Tutelo, part of the eastern Siouan speaking tribes. The Treaty of Fort Christianna on 27 February 1713/14 led to an era of settlement where these Indians lived at Fort Christianna, including a 36 square mile area set aside for them, located in what is now Brunswick County (4). Richard Smith helped to build Christianna (5).
George II. To all know ye that for diverss good causes & considerations but more specialty for and in consideration of diverss services performed toward making the new settlement for the Saponi Indians at Christ Anna persuant to a treaty with that Nation We have given granted and confirmed and by these presents for us our heirs and successors do give grant and confirm unto Richard Smith of Isle of Wight County one certain tract or parcel of land containing three hundred and ninety acres lying and being on the south side of the Meherrin River in the county aforesaid (and being part of that tract of land whereon the said Indians lately dwelt and which they have surrendered to us in exchange for a like quantity of land which we have assigned them at the aforesaid place of Christ Anna) and bounded followeth, to wit, Beginning at a pine in the Sapone old field a corner of Edward Brantley...In witness & witness our trusty and beloved Alexander Spotswood out Lt. Governor at Williamsburgh under the seal of our said Colony the twentieth day of February one thousand seven hundred and nineteen in the sixth year of our Reign.
William Pettypool lived about 20 miles northeast of Fort Christianna on Mocossoneck (Monk's Neck) Creek. Other Indian Traders, namely Richard Smith and Roger Tillman, lived on adjacent land on Monk's Neck Creek. In 1711 William had 65 acres surveyed on the south side of Monk's Neck Creek, which was adjacent to land he leased to Joseph Stroud in 1711, in Prince George County (formed from Charles City County in 1703) (6).
1689 April 20 Virginia Patent Book 7, pp. 707-708, Charles City County; Roger Tilman, 1060 acres on south side of Appomattox River at a place named Moncus-a-neak Creek, adjoining Thomas Lot.
1690 April 20 Virginia Patent Book 8, p. 824, Charles City County; Henry King & Thomas Parham, 840 acres on south side of Moncusaneak Creek, adjoining Roger Tyllman.
1701 October 24 Virginia Patent Book 9, pp. 381-382, Charles City County; Richard Smith, 550 acres on south side of Moncus Neck Creek at Cattail Branch, adjoining Roger Tilman, John Herbert.
1711 A List of all surveys made in Prince George county from June 1710 to June 10, 1712 by Robert Bolling, Surveyor: March 5, 1711 for William Pettyool on south side of Maccosonock Creek adjacent to his own land, 65 acres
1711 William Pettypoole and Elizabeth of Bristol Parish, Prince George County to Joseph Stroud of same, lease to Stroud, 70 acres on south side of Monkosaneck Creek, bounded by David Williams, for three years; 11 Jun 1711; Signed William (M) Pettypoole, Eliz (C) Pettypoole; witnesses: Richard Smith, Fran. Mallory; recorded 10 July 1711
1717 July 15 Patent Book 10, p. 337, Prince George County; Thomas Parrum, 54 acres on south side of Mocosoneck Creek at Glany's Quarter Branch.
1717 Patent Book No. 10. Richard Smith Senior, 83 acres of new land, Prince George County, on south side of Moccosoneck Creek, adjoining his own land & land of Parrum & Smith; 15 July 1717, p. 339.
Prince George County, Virginia Surveyor's Book, 1711-1724.
p. 81. Maj. Thomas Parrum, 51 acres, 6 March 1711, on south side Moccosoneck Creek, next to Glanceys Quarter Branch
p. 83. Richard Smith, Sr 370 1/2 acres 16 April 1712, on south side of Sappone Creek.
p. 83. Capt. John Evans, 175 acres, 5 March 1711/12, on south side of Stony Creek, next to his land formerly surveyed.
p. 86. Thomas Parrum, 200 acres, surveyed for Parrum on south side of Sappone Creek adjoining Capt. Robert Munford, 15 April 1712. Ordered to Robert Abernathy.
William Pettypoole Sr was a legatee in the 1717 will of Thomas Parham, who left the above 51 acres of land on Mocassoneck Creek to William Pettypool Sr. (7). Thomas Parrham's mother, Susannah Tillman (died c1716), married first to Thomas Parham, Sr. and second to Roger Tillman (died c1690) (8). Susannah's son, George Tillman, witnessed the will of William Pettypool in 1721. The relationship of the Parhams and Tillmans to William  Pettypool is unclear.
William Pettypool patented 242 acres on Monk's Neck Creek in 1717 and 1724 (9,10):
William Pettypoole, 65 acres of new land in Prince George County, on south side of Moccosoneck Creek, adjoining his own, formerly Henry King's land; 15 Jul 1717
Let all know ye that for divers & good causes and _____ but _ especially for and in consideration of the sum of Twenty shillings of good and lawful money for a receipt paid to our Receiver General of Our Provinces in this our Colony & Dominion of Virginia. We have given granted and ___ and by therefore profers for us our heirs and ___ do give grant and Confirm unto William Pettypool of Prince George County but a certain Tract or parcell of land containing one hundred and seventy seven acres and lying and being in the Said County on the Lower side of Glancys Quarter Branch adjoining his old land and __ as follows, to wit, Beginning at a Gum on Glancy's Quarter thence along his old line South thirty nine degrees East sixty poles to his old corner red oak thence South twenty three degrees West one hundred and fifty one poles to his old corner pine thence East twenty one degrees South fifty two poles to a corner hickory thence West forty four degrees South ninety five poles to a corner shrub white oak thence North thirty three degrees west one hundred and thirty six poles to a corner red oak and hickory thence North thirty five degrees east thirty two poles to a corner alongside the watercourse of Glancys Quarter thence down the same as it meanders to the beginning. With all & To have hold...in witness our Trusty and well beloved Hugh Drysdale Esqr our Lord Gov'er...the ninth day of July one thousand seven hundred & twenty four... [Robert Bolling, surveyor for William Pettypool, Sr; 17 Nov 1722]
William Pettypool's will, dated 09/13/1721 in Prince George County, named wife, Elizabeth, sons William and Seth, and daughters Anne Massey and Mary Broadway (11). Since his widow refused to be the executrix of his estate in 1726, it is likely he died sometime in late 1725 or early 1726.
In the Name of God, Amen. The last Will and Testament of William Pettypool, who is now weak in Body but of Sound and Perfect memory, blessed be God for this his unspeakable mercy to me, I do make void and revoke all former Wills, as Verbal and written, and do make this my Last Will and Testament. First, I bequeath my Soul into the hands of Almighty God, and my Body to be interred after the manner of my Executrix, and what small Estate the Lord hath pleased to loan me, in manner and form as follows:
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son William, two Cows and half my wearing clothes, and one grey colt called Derrick.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Son Seth, two Cows, three pounds one Shilling which is due to me, and half my wearing clothes, and one Long Gun, and one grey mare and Foal.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Anne Mercy, two cows, and one Sorrell mare called Fancy.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Daughter Mary Broadway, one cow and one Horse called Boy, and three pounds four Shillings.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Grandson William Mercy, the Land I bought from John Stroud, to him and his heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Granddaughter Martha Mercy, all the remainder of my Land after my Wife's decease, to her and her heirs forever.
Item: I give and bequeath unto my Loving Wife - Elizabeth Pettypool, all the Remainder of my Estate both goods and chattles, within and without during her Life and my Indian Woman then to be Free, and all the rest that is left after my said Wife is dead, to my Granddaughter Martha Mercy.
I do hereby Constitute and appoint my Loving Wife my whole Executrix of this my last Will and Testament. In witness hereof I have set my hand and seal this 13th day of September, 1721
Signed: William (W) Pettypool
Witness: George Tillman, John Patteson, William (W) Gent
March 14, 1726. Elizabeth Pettypool refused burthen of executrix and William Pettypool, Jr. was made executor.
The birthdates of William and Elizabeth Pettypool's children have not been documented. William bequeathed land on Monk's Neck Creek to grandson William Massey, and "the remainder of my land" to granddaughter Martha Massey "after my wife's death". William and Anne Massey's parents, Richard and Anne Pettypool Massey, also purchased land from Joseph Stroud on Monk's Neck Creek in 1724 (12).
(1) Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1706-1737, pp. 57, 119, 152, In: Weisiger BB III (1985) Henrico County, Virginia Deeds 1706-1733, Richmond, VA, pp. 169, 170, 172.
(2) Charles City County, Virginia Court Order Book 1687-1695, p. 521, In: Weisiger BB III (1980) Charles City County, Virginia Court Orders 1678-1695, Richmond, VA, p. 185.
(3) Bockstruck, LD (1988) Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, Genealogical Publishing. County, Baltimore, MD, p. 215; Journal of the Commissioners of the Indian Trade of South Carolina September 20, 1710 - April 12, 1715, Edited by A.S. Salley, Jr., Secretary of the Historical Commission of South Carolina.
(4) Calendar of Virginia State Papers and Other Manuscripts, William Palmer, ed., Commonwealth of Virginia, 1875, pp. 168-169.
(5) Virginia Patent Book 10, pp. 458-459 [20 February 1719]
(6) Prince George County, Virginia Ledger Book B, p. 50, In: Weisiger BB III (1992) Prince George County, Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1710-1713, Richmond, VA, p. 8; Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part V, p. 749, In: Weisiger BB III (1973) Prince George County, Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, p. 90.
(7) Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part II, p. 168-169, In: Weisiger BB III (1973), Prince George County, Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, p. 22.
(8) Boddie JB (1957) Kendrick of Gloucester, Co, Viginia and North Carolina, In: Historical Southern Families, vol. I, Genealogical. Publishing. Co, Baltimore, MD, p. 38.
(9) Virginia Land Patent Book 10, p. 338 [Prince George County], In: Nugent NM (1979) Cavaliers and Pioneers. Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1769-1732, vol. 3, Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA, p. 195.
(10) Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part V, p.760, In: Weisiger BB III (1973) Prince George County, Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, p. 97; Virginia Land Patent Book 12, p. 62 [Prince George County], In: Nugent NM (1979) Cavaliers and Pioneers. Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants, 1769-1732, vol. 3, Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA, p. 269.
(11) Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part VI, p. 972, In: Weisiger BB III (1973), Prince George County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, pp. 128-129.
(12) Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part V, pp. 766-768, In: Weisiger BB III (1973) Prince George County, Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, p. 101.
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