Colonial Pettypoole-Poole-P'Poole Families
William Pettypool and his wife, Francis, were recorded in the Bristol Parish Vestry Book for the baptisms of several of their children: Stephen born 10/30/1721-bapt. 02/14/1722-23, an unnamed infant born 02/15/1724-5, Tabitha born 10/13/1725-bapt. 07/06/1726, Phillip born 03/13/1730-bapt. 09/12/1731, Frances (daughter) born 04/18/1733-bapt. 12/10/1733, and Henry born 01/27/1740-1-bapt. 11/29/1741 (32). Ephraim Pettypool and Abraham Pettypool were also probable sons. There were older sons, William, Seth, and John of Dinwiddie County, Virginia.
William Pettypool, Junr., patent for 50 acres of new land in Prince George County on both sides of Sappone Creek, adjacent to Joseph Stroud; 22 June 1722
William Pettypoole, patent for 200 acres of new land in Prince George County on both sides of Sappone Creek adjoining his old upper corner and Joseph Stroud's corner; 1 August 1734
In 1732 William moved and patented 276 acres in present Lunenburg County, on Modest Creek [then known as Fucking Creek]. In 1746 he registered two patents for 877 acres. This land was close to that of his brother Seth, who owned land on the north side of Modest Creek in 1743 (35).
William Pettypoole, patent for 276 acres in Brunswick County, on south side of Nottoway River and on south end of a great creek [Modest Creek] running into the river above the falls, [present Lunenburg County]; 28 September 1732
William Pettypool, Sr., of Prince George County, patent for 877 acres on east side of Fucking Creek, 676 acres part formerly granted to the said William Petty Pool by patent dated 1 Jun 1746, 200 acres never before granted; 12 January 1746
William Pettypool, patent for 676 acres, Brunswick County, on east side of Fucking Creek, near the head of the said creek on his own line, 276 acres formerly granted to the said William Petty Pool by patent dated 28 September 1732, 400 acres never before granted; 5 June 1746
William and Frances sold a portion of these lands in 1748 (36).
William Petty Pool of Prince George County., to Robert Wade of Lunenburg County, 676 acres on Fucking Creek in Lunenburg County, part of patents dated 8 September 1732 and 5 June 1746; Francis, wife of Pettypool reliquished dower rights; 3 October 1748
William Pettypool continued to increase his holdings by patenting 680 acres on Sappony Creek in Prince George County in 1745, near Winfield's Mill and Joseph Strouds' land (37).
William Pettepoole, patent for 300 acres in Prince George County on the north side of Sappone Creek at the upper corner of the land he purchased from Joseph Stroud; 20 September 1745
William Pettypoole, patent for 380 acres in Prince George County on the north side of Sappony Creek adjoining Westmoreland to Robert Warren's line; 20 September 1745
Henry Dickson, patent for 233 acres Prince George County on north side of Sappony Creek, bounded by Willliam Pettepools corner, Jacob Jones' line, Robert Warren's line; 20 September 1745
William still owned land on Monk's Neck Creek in 1747 (38). Also, there was a royal grant for land in 1759 in Dinwiddie County (formed 1752 from Prince George County) to William Pettypool (39). William died testate (but the will has not survived) prior to 1763 as recorded by the Dinwiddie County court clerk in a fee book for 1763 where the executors, Frances (wife of William) and Seth Pettypool were charged costs related to the probate, including involvement of Stephen and Ephraim Pettypool filing as defendants against the estate (plaintiff). Ephraim was charged with costs in his plea in the matter.
|1763||Frances & Seth Pettypool, exr [executors] of Wm Pettypool, deced.|
|Mar||Spa for Wits [Witnesses] ads [ad sectam, i.e, "at the suit of" as a defendant] Stephen Pettypool||10|
|May Contce [Continuance] at your Costs||15|
|Augst||Entg [Entering] Decree ads E. [Ephraim] Pettypool||15|
|1763||Ephraim Pettypool Bruns [of Brunswick County]|
|Augst||fil [filing] papers vs Pettypool Exs||10|
|Mar||Exo &c [Executor and with others] vs Wynne||23|
|Apl||Caps [Capias] vs Tucker||10|
|Atto Bl retd||10|
|Sepr||Atto ads Batte||5|
|Nov||Atto ads Atwood||5|
|Ordr Impce [Order of Imparlance]||15|
|Copy Wt & retn||8|
|see Dinwiddie County, Virginia, Court Clerk Fee Book 1763, The Virginia Genealogist 1995 vol 39, page 35; and 1996 vol. 40, page 19; accessed 8/12/2012 at http://www.americanancestors.org/|
Although we do not know the contents of the pleadings at probate for William Pettypool's estate, what is clear is that Frances was alive in 1763 and that Stephen and Ephraim were heirs of William. This strongly suggests that Seth, Stephen and Ephraim were sons of William and Frances Pettypool.
The William Pettypool listed in Dinwiddie County tax records in 1782 was a younger William who was missing on the 1787 tax lists, suggesting he died between 1783-1787 or moved away.
(32) Chamberlaine, CG (1898) The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish, Virginia, 1720-1789, Richmond, VA. [return]
(33) Prince George County, Virginia Court Orders 1714-1720, p. 95, In: Weisiger BB III (1983) Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly 21, p. 56. [return]
(34) Virginia Land Patent Book 11, p. 122 [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. 236; Virginia Land Patent Book 15, p. 261 [Prince George County], In: Hopkins WL (1986) Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 24 (1), p. 15. [return]
(35) Virginia Land Patent Book 14, p. 510 [Brunswick 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. 424; Virginia Land Patent Book 25, p. 100 [Brunswick County], p. 509 [Lunenburg County], In: Bowry JP III (1990) Magazine of Virginia Genealogy. 28, pp. 120, 197. [return]
(36) Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Book 1, p. 442-442, In: Evans JP (1989) Lunenburg County, Virginia Deed Books 1 & 2, 1746-1752, Bryn Ffyliaid Publications, Lake Marina Dr., 16 BW, New Orleans, LA 70124-1676, New Orleans, LA, p. 27. [return]
(37) Virginia Land Patent Book 22, p. 533 and Book 24, pp. 58, 65-66 [Prince George County], In: Bowry JB III (1989) Magazine of Virginia Genealogy 27, pp. 65, 292-293;. [return]
(38) Virginia Land Patent Book 28, p. 72, In: Bowry, JP III (1991), Magazine of Virginia Genealogy p. 285. [return]
(39) Virginia Land Patent Book 34, p. 357 [Dinwiddie County], In: Hughes TP Jr and Stadefer JB (1973) Land Records, Dinwiddie County, Virginia, 1752-1820, Memphis, TN, p. 3. [return]
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