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Cumberland County Tithable Lists for 1759

4 August 2009 Leave a comment

Source: J.C. Kolbe, “Cumberland County Tithable Lists for 1759,” Southside Virginian (April 1984).

[page 111]

Cumberland County was formed from Goochland County in 1749. The number beside each householder’s name refers to the number of white males above 16 years of age and the number of slaves within the household.

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James GILLUM -15

[page 112]

Danl. MAYO -13

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Thomn. SWAN -14

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John MAYO -11

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Three Buckingham County Wills

11 June 2009 Leave a comment

Source: L.H. Hart, “Three Buckingham County Wills,” Southside Virginian (1 April 1985), page 125.

[page 125]

John WOODSON (of Carter’s Ferry) and John SCOTT, (of Albemarle), were indebted to the estate of Charles LEWIS, of Goochland Co. as shown by suit brought against them by Robert [sic:] LEWIS, of Goochland Co. as shown by suit brought against them by Robert LEWIS and Wm. HOLMAN, exrs. of the said estate.

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John FORE complains of Daniel MAYO, that on the – day of – in the year 1750, in Cumberland Co., the said MAYO was indebted to the said FORE 5 lbs 15 shil. for labour and services as an overseer, also for goods, wares and merchandise by the said FORE sold to said MAYO.

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Goochland County, Virginia: Wills 1742-1749

16 May 2009 Leave a comment

Source: Benjamin B. Weiseger, Goochland County, Virginia: Wills 1742-1749 (Richmond: published by the author, 1984).

[page 9]

p.448  Will of William MAYO of Goochland Co.

To daughter Mary, wife of Edmund GRAY, 200 acres in Amelia Co. adjoining lands of ADKINS and TOWNS, with 3 female slaves: Cloe, Silvia, and Lucy daughter of Cloe.  If she has no issue, then to George CARRINGTON and Joseph SCOTT.  Also to Edmund and Mary GRAY, 1000 acres on both sides of Angola Creek, adjoining John PLEASANTS.

To Joseph SCOTT and Sarah his wife, 200 acres adjoining my own land.

[page 10]

Will of William MAYO (continued)

To son John, all my lands in North Carolina, also 1000 acres on Deep Creek in Goochland Co., adjoining John PERRATT, with mill and plantation, also the rest of land adjoining Edmund and Mary GRAY on both sides of Angola Creek across Great Guinea Creek among branches of Willis River in Goochland, also 3 slaves: Hercules, Flora and Will.

To son Joseph, all my lands adjacent to Fluvanna River above Buffalo Island in Goochland reversion of 2400 acres with houses in Goochland Co. on Fine Creek, after death of my wife; also 3 slaves: Scipio, Phebe and Jolar.

To my daughter Rebeckah MAYO, 1850 acres, being south part of my land at Petervil Chapel in Goochland next to Joel CHANDLER.  Also to her 3 slaves: Hannah, Venus and Matt.

To wife Ann, for life, my house and lots at the Capitol landing and my 2400 acres at Fine Creek in Goochland, and uses of slaves: Mamoe, Fatima, Jenny, Turpin, Congo, Awhey, Jollof, Cudgeo, Maddy, Harry, Rose, Pompey, Brissey, Shaty, Philip, Robert Little Inan, Kate, Annie, Dick and Ned.  Also to her my mill called Bide Mill of Petervill Chapel Br., with 400 acres, also all my household goods, tools and store goods.  Some slaves to be divided among my sons Daniel, John and Joseph after my wife’s death and some as decided by her.

To my son Joseph, Tarlton FLEMING, and Stephen HUGHES, my land on and above Soak Arse Run and Crooms Quarter branch, equally, when Joseph is 21.  My executors can sell this land with Hutchens BURTON having 400 acres if he pays £ 6, Samuel ALLEN’s debt for the land and £ 40.

To my son in law George CARRINGTON, £ 10.

Rest of estate to my son Daniel.  Wife Ann to be Executrix

Dated 10 Feb. 1743

Wit: Wm ALLEN, Mary ALLEN, Hutchens BURTON

Signed: Wm MAYO

Recorded 20 Nov. 1744

Worsham, Jones, Mayo, and Scott Families

12 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: Linus P. Hayes, “Worsham, Jones, Mayo and Scott Families,” Virginia Genealogist 2[1958]: 177-78.

Some confusion seems to exist as to the name of the mother of the famous Clerk of Prince Edward County, Virginia, Branch Jones Worsham. His father was Capt. William Worsham (1752-1836) and his mother’s first name was Margaret. On 31 January 1816, soon after Branch’s marriage to Susannah Rochet M. Booker, his parents deeded him 103 acres of land and his mother signed the indenture as Peggy Worsham.

It is known that Margaret (Peggy) was the daughter of Sarah Mayo who was born about 1714 on the island of Barbadoes, the daughter of Maj. William Mayo (1684-1744) by his first wife Frances Gould.

George Norbury Mackenzie’s Colonial Families of the United States, v. 2, p. 504, states that Sarah Mayo married twice with doubt expressed as to whether she married first a Dr. Joseph Scott or a Mr. Jones. Her issue, however, is shown by her first marriage as Judy Jones, Nancy Jones, Sally Jones, and Elizabeth Jones, and by her second marriage as Robert Scott, Samuel Scott, Mary Scott, Hester Scott and Margaret Scott who, it is stated, married a Mr. Worsham.

The following indicates rather conclusively that Sarah Mayo married first Joseph Scott and after his death married Robert Jones, and that Margaret was a daughter of the second marriage:

1. Goochland Co., Va., marriage bonds under date of 8 Dec. 1734 show Joseph Scott to Sarah Mayo, with a certificate of consent from William Mayo. Also, on 3 July 1743 Joseph Scott and George Carrington were witnesses to the consent of William Mayo for the marriage of his daughter Mary Mayo to Edmund Gray.

2. William Mayo’s will, dated 10 Feb. 1743 [1744] and proved 20 Nov. 1744 in Goochland County, gives to Joseph Scott and his wife Sarah 200 acres of land in Amelia County adjoining their own land.

3. In the will of a Joseph Scott, dated 22 Nov. 1748 and proved 20 Jan. 1748 [1749] in Amelia Co., Va., his wife Sarah is named co-executor with his friend George Carrington and his sons John Scott and William Scott. A daughter Judith Scott is also mentioned. George Carrington was the husband of Sarah’s sister Ann Mayo.

4. On 16 June 1750 the marriage bond of a Robert Jones of Lunenburg Co., Va., to a Sarah Scott was recorded in Amelia County with Thomas Nash as security.

5. In the will of Daniel Mayo, half brother of Sarah, dated 8 Dec. 1760 and proved in Cumberland Co., Va., reference is made to ‘my Sister Sarah Jones’s daughter Mary.’

6. In the will of a Robert Jones, dated 18 Dec. 1769 and proved 26 April 1770 in Amelia Co., Va., his wife Sarah is named co-executor and his children are named as Betty, Mary, Samuel, Robert, Margaret and Hester Mayo Jones. One of the co-executors was `my trusty friend John Scott.’ The marriage bond of Hester Mayo Jones and Charles Jones was dated 28 Oct. 1784 in Amelia County.

7. One of Branch Jones Worsham’s sisters was named Margaret J. and another Sarah M. It seems reasonable to conclude that these initials stood for Jones and Mayo while his own name probably came from his paternal grandmother Elizabeth Branch and his maternal grandfather Robert Jones.

Extracts from the Virginia Gazette for 1755-1756

12 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: “Extracts from the Virginia Gazette for 1755-1756,” Virginia Genealogist 1[1957]:26.

(6 Jun 1755) Daniel Mayo advertises a mare taken up by him.

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Goochland County Tithables: 1747, 1751

11 May 2008 Leave a comment

Source: Mrs. William Montgomery Sweeny, “Goochland County Tithables: 1747, 1751,” Virginia Genealogist 6[1962].

[page 18]

[LEXINGTON PARISH]

White Males
Over 21
Horses Slaves
Over 12
Slaves
Over 16
MAYO, Daniel 0 5 4 0
MAYO, Joseph 0 4 7 3

[page 29]

A List of Tyths for the Year 1747, Goochland County Virginia, Taken June 10th by James Holman

… Mrs. Ann Mayo’s List. William Willis Overseer; Cookow, Solomon, Barber, Merlilla.”