Colonial Pettypool-Poole-P'Poole Families

I. Mary Pettypool[3] (of William[1] , William[2] ) married Edward Broadway.


In the Bristol Parish Registry (Prince George County, Virginia), births of children of an Edward and Mary Broadway are recorded (1), namely Thomas (baptized 30 August 1724) and Edward Jr (baptized 7 December 1726). There were likely other children of this marriage, and some researchers name additionally Abner (b. c1713), Nicholas, Charles (b. c1722), and Mary Broadway.

In 1732 Edward Broadway patented land in Prince George County on Namozine Creek (2). Namozine Creek forms the county line between present day Amelia, Dinwiddie and Nottoway Counties. Mary Pettypool Broadway's brother, Seth [3] Pettypool, owned adjoining land.

1732 April 11 Patent Book 14, p. 416. Prince George County, to James Clay and Edward Broadway, for 220 acres between the line of Allin Howard, Sethe Pettypool and Drury Bolling on upper side of Numisseen Creek.
Edward Broadway evidently lived on this or adjoining land earlier, since Thomas Clay, in his 16 June 1726 will (recorded 8 November 1726, Prince George Co., VA), left a legacy of land adjoining Edward Broadway to son James Clay (3). Thomas Clay lived on Namozine Creek.

Mary and Edward Broadway sold the 220 acres in 1737 and moved to Edgecombe County, North Carolina prior to the sale (4).

1737 July 30 Amelia County, Virginia. Edward Broadway of Edgecombe Co., North Carolina, to Joseph Granger of Raleigh Parish, Amelia County, Virginia, for 10 lb., 220 acres, bounded in part by lines of Drury Bolling, Allin Howard & Seth Pettypool & Drury Bolling's corner. Signed: Edward (X) Brdway; witnesses: John Duffield, Thomas Bottom, James (X) Clay; proved 9 September 1737 by oaths of John Duffield, Thomas Bottom & James Clay & ordered to be recorded.



II. Anne Pettypool[3] (of William[1] , William[2] ) married Richard Massey.


Anne[3] Pettypool married Richard Massey, son of Hezekiah and Elizabeth Massey of Brunswick County, Virginia. The births of several children were recorded in the Bristol Parish Vestry Book: Ann (born 1722), Sarah (born 1723), the twins John and Richard (born 14 February 1725/6), and Tabitha (born 1729) (5). Daughter Anne must have died prior to 1739 since she was not named in the will of Richard, viz. children: William, (H)Ezekiah, John, Richard, Martha, Sarah, and Tabitha (6).

Richard and Anne Massey purchased 126 acres of land on Monk's Neck Creek from John, Joseph and Sarah Stroud in 1724 (7) which they sold in 1727 (8). Two of their children, William and Martha, had inherited land on Monk's Neck Creek from their grandfather, William[2] Pettypool, in 1726.

1724 November 8. Sarah Stroud, wife of Joseph Stroud of Prince George County, appoints her well-beloved friend, John Stoud, attorney to reliquish her dower right to 80 acres known as Snow Hill, to Richrd Massey. Signed: Sarah Stroud; Witnesses: Cornelius (x) Fox, Hannah (X) Stroud

1724 November 9. Joseph Stroud of Prince George County to Richard Massey of Prince George County, for 5 lb, 80 acres on south side of Monks Neck Creek. Signed: Joseph (X) Stroud; witnesses: James Thweatt, John Thewatt; recorded 10 November 1724

1724 November 9 John Stroud of Prince George County to Richard Massey of Prince George County, for 46 acres on south side of Monks Neck Creek. Signed: Joseph (X) Stroud; witnesses: James Thweatt, John Patteson; recorded 10 November 1724

In c1730 Richard and Anne Pettypool Massey lived on Beaverpond Creek, Brunswick County, Virginia in present day Greensville County, the home place of Richard's father, Hezekiah. Seth Pettypool[3], Ann Massey's brother, also lived for a time (c1735-43) in Brunswick County near his recently widowed sister (9). Anne Pettypool Massey died in 1770 in Greensville County, Virginia and named surviving children John, Richard, William, and Hezekiah Massey, Martha Moore, Tabitha Massey and Sarah Jones in her will (10). Much information on descendants of this family is available (11).

References Cited

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

(2) Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part V, p. 817, In: Weisiger BB III (1973) Prince George County, Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, p. 107; Virginia Land Patent Book 14, p. 416, [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. 414.

(3) Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part VI, p. 935 [8 November 1726], In: Weisiger BB III (1973) Prince George County, Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, p. 123-124.

(4) Amelia County, Virginia Deed Book I, p. 74, In: McConnaghey, GJ (1981) Amelia County, Virginia, Deed Book I, 1735-43, Mid-South Publishing County, Amelia, VA, p. 22.

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

(6) Brunswick County, Virginia Will Book 1, p. 14, In: Brunswick County, Virginia Wills, 1735- 1750 (1991) TLC Genealogy, Miami, FL, pp. 6-7.

(7) Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part V, pp. 766-788, In: Weisiger BB III (1973) Prince George County, Virginia Wills & Deeds, 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, p. 101.

(8) Prince George County, Virginia Record Book Part VI, p. 991, In: Weisiger BB III (1973), Prince George County, Virginia Wills and Deeds 1713-1728, Richmond, VA, p. 132.

(9) Brunswick County, Virginia Deed Book 2, p. 329, In: Brunswick County, Virginia Deeds, 1740-1744 (1991) TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL, TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL, pp. 29-30.

(10) Anonymous (1920) Notes from the records of Brunswick County, Virginia., Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, vol. 28, p. 162.

(11) Massey, FA (1974) My Massey Family In England (Book I), King and Massey Publications., Fort Worth, TX.; Massey, FA (1974) Massey Families In America (Book II); King and Massey Publications., Fort Worth, TX; Massey, FA (1979) Massey Genealogy Addendum King and Massey Publications, Fort Worth, TX; Massey, FA (1988) Massey On Census, King and Massey Publishing, Fort Worth, TX.

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