[William Daniel will dated.17 Nov 1746; Proved 3 Feb 1746....Son in law Robert Daniel. Dau Lucy Daniel. Son Josiah Daniel my plantation...that part of Mr. Watt's land that came by his mother. Dau Agatha Daniel the land I bought of Eusebius Lewis. Land whereon old John Jones lives. Daus Sarah Daniel, Rachel Daniel, Ann Daniel and Frances Daniel. (All under 18). Bros Richard Daniel, Edward Bristow and James Cole. Sis Jochebed Jefferson. ex sons Josiah Daniel and Robert Daniel and my wf Ann Daniel. wit Henry Thacker, John Strachey, Judith Wortham [Daniel Worsham m. Judith Archer] and Anne Smith. Will Book C 1740-1743, p.341.]
1767. "William HARE is Appointed Vestry man instead of Samuel METCALFE who refuses to Qualifie himself for that Purpose." (Vestry Book of Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, VA, 1729-1783, Transcribed, Annotated & Indexed by C.G. Chamberlayne, Originally published 1931, Reprinted 1999 by Clearfield Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, p. 165.)
1768. "To Lyne SHACKELFORD for Saml METCALF'S Levies for 1768, 185" (paid in 1770) (Vestry Book of Stratton Major Parish, King & Queen County, VA, 1729-1783, Transcribed, Annotated & Indexed by C.G. Chamberlayne, Originally published 1931, Reprinted 1999 by Clearfield Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, p. 184.)
[The parish records are incomplete and end in 1783. This is the last known reference to any of the Metcalfes at Stratton Major Parish.]
22 Aug 1768. Bet. Edward BALL & Elizabeth, his wife, and Richard COVINGTON, 358AC cor. of Hennry CHALPE [Calfee], oak in Rodham TULLOSS’ line, stump in BROWN’S old field, cor. of Col. CARTER, oak on the Marsh Rd, being reversion of two tracts Edward BALL, father of grantor, bought of Owen GRINNAN, and fell to Edward BALL, Jr, by death of his father, John BALL’S son, the sd Edward being heir at law to sd. lands. Sig: Edward BALL, Eliiz. BALL, Wts: W. BLACKWELL, John HOPPER.
23 Aug 1768. Amelia Co., VA Deed Book 10, page 38. Charles SALLARD of Amelia County, VA to John BAILEY and Mary METCALFE BAILEY of same [Amelia County, VA] land. Witnessed by John PORTER, David VAUGHAN, and Philip (x) COMBS. (Deed Book 9, 10, 11 Amelia County, VA by Gibson Jefferson McConnaughey)
Jan 1769. Convict from Middlesex, England, transported to America in the ship The Thornton. Thomas METCALFE. “Sentenced to transportation at Middlesex of Gaol Delivery.” Unknown place of landing; may be any of the American Colonies. (Bonded Passengers to America, Vol. II, Middlesex, 1617-1775, by Peter Wilson Coldham, p. 184.)
[The Capt. of The Thornton in May of 1767 and Apr of 1768 was Christopher Reed; by April 1770, the captain was Dougal McDougal, who was also captain in May 1771. Dougal McDougal previously transported other prisoners to Virginia. John Kidd was captain by Apr 1772 through 1775.]
10 Apr 1769. METCALF, William, estate administered by Priscilla HARRISON, with William BAILEY and Mathias SELF, securities. (Order Book, Northumberland Co., VA, 1767-1770, Compiled and Published by James F. Lewis and J. Motley Booker, M.D., no date or publisher, p. 156.)
[This shows that Priscilla Shippy Metcalfe had married a Harrison between 1767 and 10 Apr 1769. The William Metcalfe mentioned may have been a son by her first marriage to Henry Metcalfe who died in 1767, or this William may have been Henry’s brother. Giving security,Mathias Self was the son of James Self (b. 1705 Westmoreland Co., VA) and Margaret Leasure, grandson of John Self and Susannah Blincoe.]
12 June 1769. William METCALFE, books found in estate: three books and one pocket glass, 6s. Record Book 7, p. 356. (A Northumberland County Bookshelf or A Parcel of Old Books 1650-1852, Compiled by W. Preston Haynie, Heritage Books, Inc. 1994, p.57)
11 May 1769. William METCALF against Robert WOOLFOLK, Junr. On petition. This day came as well the Plt. by his Attorney as the Deft, in his proper person and saith he cannot deny the allegations of the said petition; Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt. recover against the Deft. Two pounds six shillings and one penny, the debt in the petition specified, and also the costs in this behalf expended. By consent of the Plt., Exo. Of the above Judgment is stayed til July. (Virginia County Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Caroline County, Virginia, 1768-1770, by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991, p.32)
[DAR: WOOLFOLK Sr, Robert. Birth: VA Circa 1728. Service: VA. Rank: 1Lt.
Death: VA p 10- -1788. Patriot Pensioned: No Widow Pensioned: No. Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No Spouse: (1) Ann George.
WOOLFOLK Jr, Robert. Birth: VA 4- -1756. Service: VA. Rank: OrdlSgt Wgm. Death: KY 18 Aug 1854. Patriot Pensioned: Yes Widow Pensioned: No. Children Pensioned: No Heirs Pensioned: No
Spouse: (1) Jane Peay.]
[“According to Wingfield's "History of Caroline County, Va" the Woolfolk family is Welsh. His grandson, Robert, who martried Ann George, founded "Shepards Hill" and another grandson, Richard, founded "Holly Hill" in Caroline County. Robert's son John George Woolfolk founded Mulberry Place in Caroline County. He ran a stage coach line. One of his daughters, Sophia Frances Woolfolk married John Muse Burke. ..Mulberry Place is just outside Bowling Green, VA.” http://genforum.genealogy.com/cgi-bin/pageload.cgi?va::woolfolk::341.html]
15 May 1769. An agreement was signed between Diannah METCALFE of Prince William Co. and Jeremiah MOORE of the same place, that Diannah METCALF, for the consideration of 1000 pounds of tobacco a year to be yearly paid, does let and let to farm a certain Lease of a Tract or Parcell of land taken by her late husband John METCALF of William SPILLER dec'd late of this county for the term of three lives, that is to say the Life of her late husband John METCALF, the life of sd. Diannah METCALF & the life of her son John METCALF, excepting two apple trees & one cherry tree. Signed by Diannah METCALF her mark, Jeremiah MOORE. Wits. Simon LUTTRELL, Robert LUTTRELL, Simon LUTTRELL Jr. (Fauquier Co., VA Land Records, Drawer A, 1807-040 Chancery loose papers.)
28 Aug 1769. The persons appointed to view the road from George BERRY's to the road cleared by Loudoun Co. returned their report to the Fauquier Co., VA court, stating that the road should be taken out of the road just below George BERRY's going thence by the plantation of Jeremiah OWINS & following a small path till it comes opposite the head of the Long Branch, thence fown the Branch till it gets below the Mountains, then a straight course to a large Spanish Oak in or near the county line on the road side cleared by Loudoun County. Signed John SYASS [SIAS], George BERRY, John METCALFE. John METCALFE appointed as a surveyor, and it is ordered that he with the tithes that shall be appointed by John MOFFETT, Gent., do clear and keep the same in repair. (Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books 1764-1767, p.327; 1768-1773, p.131, 294, 320.)
15 Sept 1769. Thomas METCALF, Plt. against John BROADDUS, Admr. Of Wm. BRODDUS, deced, Deft. In Case. This day came the parties by their Attorneys and the Deft. relinquishing his plea acknowledges the Plt. action. Therefore it is considered by the Court that the Plt recover against the said Deft. Nine pounds, fifteen shillings & two pence by the Deft. in manner aforesaid confessed And his costs in this behalf expended And the said Deft. in mercy &c. (Virginia County Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Caroline County, Virginia, 1768-1770, by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991, p. 77.)
14 Nov 1769. Will of Joseph MOREN. Gives to daughter Peggy bed & furniture with one horse & saddle & one cow calf if she goes to and with the consent of her mother & uncle John METCALFE. Names friends John METCALFE and William PICKETT to be overseers. Wit: John METCALFE, James METCALFE, and William PICKETT witnesses. (Loudoun Co., VA Will Bk A, p.237-239.)
Complete will as follows:
IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN I JOSEPH MORIN of the County of Loudon and Province of Virginia being of Sound Memory but of a Weakly and Low condition of Body do this 14th day of November in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine make and ordain this my last Will and Testament for the manner and
purposes therein Mentioned that is to say. ____
First I give and bequeath My Soul into the hands of the Creator God Almighty
hoping that the Merits of Jesus Christ he will receive into Mercy and My Body I
Commit to the Ground to be Interred in a Decent and Christian like manner.
_____Then as to my Goods and Chattels I give and bequeath them to my loving Wife
Molly MORIN as long as she remaineth a Widow both cattle and Furniture either of
Household or Plantation except as is hereafter Mentioned. Next unto my son James
MORIN I give my Negro Wench named Hanna when he arrives at the age of Twenty one
Years and one Horse Colt together with one Bed and Furniture...Then unto my
Daughter Peggy I give one Bed and Furniture with one Horse and Saddle and one
Cow Calf if she goes to and with the Consent of her Mother and her Uncle John
METCALFE. Next unto Daniel Morin I give one Negro boy named Arch. Unto John
MORIN I give one Negro Wench named Lucy. Unto Joseph MORIN I give one Child or
the Chance for the one with whom my Negro Wench Moll is now big if it should
Chance to Die he is to be made up with an Equivalent out of the moveable Estate.
Unto My Daughters Katy and Nancy I give Equal unto my Daughter Peggy out of my
moveable Estate. Unto my Daughter Prudence I leave Equal part of my moveables
with Katy and Nancy. and I do for the intents and Purposes mentioned in this my
last Will and Testament make and ordain my trusty Friend John METCALFE and
William PICKET to be Overseers of this my Will to take Care and see the same
performed according to my true intent and Meaning. ___In Witness whereof I have
to this my last Will and Testament set my Hand and Seal this fourteenth Day of
November in the Year of our Lord one thousand Seven Hundred and Sixty Nine.
Signed by the said JOSEPH MORIN} as his last Will and testament in} the Presence of us who were } Present at the Sealing and Delivery} his of the same ----------
--------} JOSEPH X MORIN(Seal)
mark John Metcalfe
At a Court for Loudoun County. March the 12th, 1770. this will was Proved by the oaths of John METCALFE, James METCALFE and William PICKETT the Witnesses thereto and ordered to be Recorded and on the Motion of John METCALFE and William PICKETT the Executors therein named who made oath according to Law Certificate is Granted them for obtaining a Probat thereof in due form giving Security-
whereupon they together with Elisah CHINN and James METCALFE their Securities
entered into Acknowledged their Bond in the Penalty of One thousand pounds
Current Money of Virginia with Conditions as with the Law directs.
http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/va/loudoun/wills/morin-jos.txt on Jan. 22, 2007.
12 Mar 1770. John METCALFE and William PICKETT appointed executors of the will of Joseph MOREN, security Elijah CHINN and James METCALFE, Loudoun Co., VA. (Loudoun Co., VA Will Bk A, p.237-239.)
26 Mar 1770. The persons appointed to view the road from Loudoun line to Bull Run Thoroughfare returned their report to the Fauquier Co., VA court. The court ordered the road to be established and appointed James METCALFE surveyor thereof and that he with the tithes that shall be appointed by John MOFFETT, Gent., do the keep the same in repair according to law. ("Fauquier County Minute Books," by Ruth & Sam Sparacio citing Minute Bk 1768-1773, p.165, 294.)
5 July 1770. This is the last Will and Testament of me Ann METCALFE of the City of Chester Widow. I will and direct that my debts and funeral expenses shall in the first place be paid and discharged and I do charge both my real and personal Estates with the payment thereof and I will and direct that my Executors shall immediately after my decease sell and dispose of all and singular my household goods and chattles which are in my Dwelling house wherein I live and do apply the money arising therefrom together with the ready money I may have by me toward discharging my Debts and funeral expenses.
And I give and devise and bequeath all my real and personal Estates in Jamaica or elsewhere in America that I am any ways possessed of interested in or intitled unto to my two sons SAMUEL and THOMAS their heirs and assigns for ever to take as Tenants in Common and not as joint tenants in any wise.
And I give and devise unto James BROADHURST of the said City of Chester, Apothecary and Henry RYDER the Elder of the same City, Threadmaker, all an singular my messuages, land, tenements and hereitaments situate lying and being in Northwich in the County of Chester or elsewhere in the same County. To hold to them the said James BROADHURST and Henry RYDER their heirs and assigns for ever in trust and to and for the several uses intents and purposes herein after mentioned expressed and declared. That is to say upon trust that they the said James BROADHURST and Henry RYDER or the Survivor do and shall with all convenient Seed after my Decease sell and dispose of all my said messuages lands tenements and hereitaments in the said County of Chester for the best price or prices that can be got for the same and with the money raised thereby do pay and discharge all such my just Debts and Funeral expenses as the money raised by Sale of my household goods and chattels and my ready money shall fall short of discharging And as to the residue of the money arising from the Sale of my said real estate after my Debts and Funeral expenses are paid and discharged as aforesaid, I give and bequeath one half thereof to the said James BROADHURST his Executors and Administrators and the other half thereof I give and bequeath to the said Henry RYDER his Executors and Administrators.
And lastly I nominate constitute and appoint the said James BROADHURST and Henry RYDER Executors of this my will hereby revoking all former Wills by me made. In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this Fifth day of July in the Year of our Lord One Thousand seven hundred and Seventy. Signed: Ann METCALFE.
Signed sealed published and declared by the said Ann METCALFE as and for her last will and testament in the presence of us who in her sight and presence have hereunto subscribed our names as witness thereto: Wm. CRANE, Mary RYDER, Thos. BAXTOR [Baxter].
7th August 1773. James BROADHURST & Henry RYDER the Executors in this will named were sworn in common form before G. TURNER, Surrogate. (WS 1773, Cheshire and Chester Archives and Local Studies, Cheshire Record Office and Chester Diocesan Record Office, Duke Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 1RL. Website:
[This is the will of the mother of Thomas Metcalfe (d. 1697) of King & Queen Co., VA, and his brother Samuel Metcalfe (d. 1781) of Middlesex Co., VA. Ann administered the estate of their father Samuel Metcalfe in 1753. Their uncle John Metcalfe of King & Queen Co. died in London in 1760.]
1 Nov 1770. Virginia Gazette, Mr. METCALF of Pa. (Virginia Gazette, Publisher Purdie & Dixon, Page 2, Column 2 and also www.pastportal.com)
29 Dec 1770. Will of Thomas METCALF. Dated 29 Dec 1770; proved 30 July 1771. To son Charles, after his mother's death. To wife Elizabeth whole est. during her wid. Son John METCALF. Slaves & personal est. at the death of my wife to be div. bet. all my children, viz: Charles, John, Gordon, Walter, Thomas, Anne & Rachel (children under age) Friends John WHARTON & James HENRY to div. est. To son Charles all my land & planta. & should he die without issue to my son John. Wife & son Charles Exrs. Witt: William CHANDLER, John GUY. In order of prob: Charles METCALF heir at law to the testator. (Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800, by Stratton Nottingham, Polyantos Cottonport, 1973, p. 197.)
1771. Will of Thomas METCALF of Accomac Co., VA. Obtain will information. (Virginia Wills and Administrations, National Society of Colonial Dames, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1930, 1965, Reprinted 1972, p. 291.)
16 Mar 1771. Thomas METCALF, Plantif against James BROADUS, Defendt. In Case. Discontinued. (Virginia County Court Records, Order Book Abstracts of Caroline County, Virginia, 1770-1771, by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1992, p. 74.)
25 Mar 1771. Will of Richard WILLIAMSON, Dated 25 Mar 1771; Proved 2 April 1774. I lend to son Thomas (b. about 1754), 400 acres in Cumberland (Co.) for life, and then to my granson Richard MCCAUL, also lend to Thomas, 4 negroes, and after his death to my grandchildren born of my daughter Agnes MCCAUL. Also to Thomas I give certain livestock and items.
--To grandson John SPEIRS, negroes, and to him and my granddaughter Susannah PRICE, 400 acres on White Oak Swamp in Henrico.
--To grandaughter Elizabeth HILLARD, 2 negroes.
--To daughter Lucy ROSS, L 60 (m. William Ross by 1761)
--To daughter Mary STONE, 210 acres where she lives, on a branch between plantation where she lives and plantation where I live.
--To daughter Ann NETHERLAND, 210 acres, being the plantation where I live. (m. Wade Netherland. Wade Netherland won a suit against the mulatto Samuell Howell in 1770. Samuell Howell’s mother was a white woman and was seeking freedom from slavery. Thomas Jefferson argued pro bono for his freedom, but lost the suit to Netherland)
To my daughters Mary STONE, Elizabeth SPEIRS, Sarah LEWIS, Agnes MCCAUL, and Ann NETHERLAND, all the rest of my estate. Executors: friends Joseph LEWIS of Henrico Co., Daniel PRICE, and my son in law Robert SPEIRS. Wit: Thomas Vaughan NANCE, Christoper BINNS, and Winneford METCALF. (Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part One, 1654-1737, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, 1976, p. 96.)
[Note that a Henry Netherland had ties to the Calfee family.]
Apr 1771. BLAND, Benjamin. April 1771. Mary BLAND admin and inv (W 1-184) ord; error in minutes says Benjamin BALLARD, decd. M 4-359, 1771. his orphan, Mildred BLAND, chooses Murtie MUCCABOY [McAboy] as gdn; sec incl Thomas MCABOY. M 6-81, November 1782. John METCALF admin replacing Mary BLAND, late admin. (Fauquier Co, VA, Minute Book 4-294) (Fauquier Families, 1759-1799, by John P. Alcock, 1994, p. 33)
23 Apr 1771. The Fauquier Co., VA Court ordered that John METCALF, James METCALF, George SULLIVAN and Thomas HUGHES or any three of them appraise the estate of Benjamin BALLARD [Bland], dec'd. ("Fauquier County Minute Books," by Ruth & Sam Sparacio citing Minute Bk 1768-1773, p.165, 294.)
25 Apr 1771. Virginia Gazette, Capt. John METCALFE of the Swaile (Publisher Purdie & Dixon, Page 3, Column 2. See also www.pastportal.com)
2 May 1771. Virginia Gazette, republished Capt. John METCALFE of the Swaile (Publisher Rind, Page 3, Column 1. See also www.pastportal.com)
24 Aug 1771. John METCALFE, Thomas HUGHES and George SULLIVAN inventoried the estate of Benjamin BLAND, reported to Fauquier Co., VA court 26 Aug 1771. ("Fauquier County, Virginia Legal Documents," by D.A. Buck (1998) Vol.1, p.6, 11, 54, 60. FHL Bk 975.5275 P28b. Cites: (a) Bk 1, p.184, 218, 279, 404.)
26 Aug 1771. On the motion of John METCALF, the Fauquier Co., VA court ordered that Levin POWELL and Thomas CHINN, executors of the estate of Elijah CHINN, dec'd, pay him 25 pounds of tobacco for one day's attendance as a witness for them against Benjamin COOKE. (Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books 1764-1767, p.327; 1768-1773, p.131, 294, 320.)
12 Nov 1771. At a Vestry held for Saint Pauls Parish, Hanover Co., VA. November 12th 1771. No. 14. Ordered into Precinct for Processioning the Land sof Sherwood TINSLEY, Peter LYONS, Matthew WELLMAN, Joseph FOSTER, John HAW, John ARCHER, James GENTRY’S Heirs, Agnes SIMS, Joseph SKELTON, Henry TYLER, William TYLER, Charles TYLER, Leighton WOOD, William METCALF, William GENTRY, John JONES, John TIMBERLAKE, William BOURN, Joseph GENTRY, Benjamin MORRIS, Mary SIMS, and Bruster SIMS, dec’d. Ant that Sherwood TINSLEY and John ARCHER do see the processiong performed and return their proceedings according to Law. (The Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover County, VA, 1706-1786, Transcribed and Edited by C.G. Chamberlayne, Published by the Library Board, Richmond, VA, 1940, p. 487.)
11 Dec 1771. Silas ROSE, Isaac GREEN, John LEARY, John METCALF & Wm. KENTON witnessed the will of Robert STEPHENS [Stevens] of Loudoun Co., VA, proved in Fauquier Co. 25 Oct 1773. ("Fauquier County, Virginia Legal Documents," by D.A. Buck (1998) Vol.1, p.6, 11, 54, 60. FHL Bk 975.5275 P28b. Cites: (a) Bk 1, p.184, 218, 279, 404.)
Dec 1771. Convicts from Middlesex, England, “sentenced to transportation at Westminster Sessions.” James METCALF and William METCALF. Transported to America on the ship Justitia. Unknown place of landing; may be any of the American Colonies, but Virginia likely. (Bonded Passengers to America, Vol. II, Middlesex, 1617-1775, by Peter Wilson Coldham, p. 184.)
[Colin Somervell was Captain of the Neptune in 1763 and Justitia by Feb 1770. Records show he made a total of seven trips between London and Virginia and was the nephew of Duncan Campbell, overseer of the Thames Prison Hulks per the Blackheath Connection an online book by Dan Byrnes; Duncan Campbell’s niece was married to William Bligh of Mutiny on the Bounty fame. Neil Gillis was Captain of the Justitia by Jan. 1772.]
[Jonathan Sydenham, found with Henry Metcalfe and John Metcalfe, may have transported convicts to Va and may have been an associate of Duncan Campbell.
“…John Stewart's origins remain unknown. According to Oldham, Stewart had been in the convict service from 1755, if not earlier; and it appears Reid and Armour had become Stewart and Armour by 1756. () Coldham notes, when Reid entered the business in February 1742, he was in trouble as convicts on his ship Sally for Virginia had taken the ship, and she had to be re-taken. Coldham says, Reid remains shadowy. He was earlier, 1742, Forward's agent in Port Tobacco, Maryland, perhaps working with Jonathan Forward Sydenham, son of Forward and his father's agent in Virginia. Both these men came to London when Forward retired from business, Reid taking London as main contractor, Sydenham taking other counties. Coldham notes, in 1747, Reid was accused of breaking agreements of 1742 with the owner of the ship Forward, Ralph Greene of London. Reid, Coldham says, developed an unsavoury reputation, and in all, it does seem as if the convict contractors were engaging in such risky business only for the opportunity it gave them of entrapping unwary planters in bonds of debt after they had bought "convict servants". In 1743 sailed from London for Reid, Indian Queen, Capt. Maxwell, with many boys taken without their parents' consent, bound for the Choptank River area, but his agents had trouble selling the "servants". ()
By 1747, Forward was wary of Reid and wanted to take over the firm Sydenham and Thomas Hodgson. As tobacco merchant, Forward gave his business debts in Virginia and Maryland to John Goodwin of London and his colonial trade to Jonathan Sydenham and Thomas Hodgson. () In December 1742, Capt. John Sargent on Forward wrote very apologetic to Reid, he had dreadful seas, he had feared being killed by the felons, his doctor almost died. Sargent had lost 40 men and 43 women, dead. So Reid sued the ship's owners. Reid had it in for Sargent, also for Barnet Bond on Justitia with chief mate James Corrie. In March 1744 he made accusations to the Admiralty about their murder and felonies on the high seas. The crew recalled Bond's brutalities to the prisoners, including depriving them of water till they drank their own urine. Forty prisoners had died on Justitia in mid-1743. Bond was acquitted and went to settle in Maryland. Sargent's crime on Forward had been robbery on the high seas. The dismissed Sargent then counter-sued Reid. ()
New business arrangements finally by 1753 drove Reid into a partnership with John Stewart, then aged about 50. Hodgson had been a clerk for Sydenham, who used a Virginia agent named William Jordan (died 1757). Hodgson had "risen" to some stature as a dealer in slaves, and as a non-London convict contractor he worked outer counties and the Bristol area. Sydenham and Hodgson were in financial trouble by 1762.
Coldham records () that Jonathan Sydenham (JP and coroner for King George County, Va.) the elder married Mary Morton, daughter of John Morton of Richmond, Virginia., and half-sister of John Morton Jordan of Annapolis, Maryland, agent for Lord Baltimore. (Morton was once sued by Jonathan Sydenham and Thomas Hodgson)
Meanwhile, IGI records indicate one Jonathan Forward Sydenham; at Saint Mary-St., Marylebone Road, St. Marylebone, London. IGI records indicate Forwards intermarried with the following names of people and/or parishes: Marsh of Lydlinch, Dorset; George Hodges, Sparkford, Somerset; Lewis at Shillingstone, Dorset; Hanbury at St. Thomas the Apostle, Exeter; Perry at West Buckland, Devon; Hodge at Devon. Such surnames turn up regularly in information on the tobacco trade, or convict contracting… http://www.danbyrnes.com.au/blackheath/thebc9.htm]
17 Dec 1771. Darby MCCARTY, Northern Neck Grants, reels 288-311, Frederick County, Va, 253 acres adjoining Philip CRUME, and William CALFEE, Northern Neck Grants P, 1771-1775, p. 91 (Reel 296). Original survey exists. (Library of Virginia Archives.)
2 Mar 1772. John METCALFE, William BARKLEY, William HUTCHISON, Edward TURNER, and Samuel WYCKOFF witnessed a deed from Samuel WYCKOFF of Cameron Parish to John LEWIS and Joseph HUTCHISON in trust for the Denomination of Anabaptists, for the use and purpose of erecting and building a meeting house, part of a tract of land whereon the said Samuel WYCKOFF now lives, lying on the Main Road opposite to Joseph HUTCHSON's Plantation, Loudoun Co., VA. (Loudoun Co., VA Deed Book H 1770-1772, p.474-477.)
[Is this Edward Turner the son of John Turner who m. Phoebe Shippey of Richmond Co., VA? Phoebe’s sister Priscilla Shippey m. 1st. Henry Metcalfe, 2nd. George Harrison.]
3 Mar 1772. John METCALF and wife Betty settle the estate of Ebenezer SPENCER of Accomack Co., VA. Ebenezer was the s/o Samuel Spencer (4). Betty METCALF was probably the widow of Ebenezer and was d/o Stephen and Elizabeth TOWNSEND. Her father Stephen TOWNSEND d. will dated 10 Jan 1759; proved 6 Sept 1759. Betty’s siblings named were bros: William, Stephen, Littleton, Jesse, Noe and Jehu; sister was Abigail. Betty SPENCER was the mother of the following children: Samuel; Ebenezer; Sarah; Betty; Mary. This daughter Mary m. ___ MITCALF. (Accomack County, Virginia, Court Order Abstracts, 1682-1690, Vol. 7, JoAnn Riley McKey, Heritage Books, Inc., p 1998, p . 202.)
[Did she have children by her next husband John Metcalf?]
22 June 1772. Deed Book 10. Robert (x) SMITH of Meherrin Parish in Brunswick Co. to Hinchey MABRY of sd. Parish. 22 June 1772. L120 VA. 200 acres where sd Robert SMITH now lives on the south side of Meherrin River, joining the mouth of Anthony METCALF’S Spring Branch, John SMITH, James SEXTON, Francis MITCHEL, James SEXTON’S Spring Branch, Henry COOK, the north side of Fountains Creek. Witnesses omitted. Proved 22 June 1772. P. PELHAM, Jr., CC. (Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, Vol. 5, 1770-1775, Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., no date or publisher mentioned, p. 36.)
1 Aug 1772. Land grant to Jacob MEDCALF in Pittsylvania County, VA. 340 acres on the branches of Birch’s Creek adjoining the land of Parish/PARISH?. Virginia Land Office Patents No. 40, 1771-1772, p. 860 (Reel 39)
2 Dec 1772. Thomas MEDKIFF & John DONELSON, Jr. Enters 800 acres of land on Little Read Island beginning at a blaz’d W.O. near YATES Old Path through up and down on both sides.
Also 800 acres on a Big Br. Of Little Read Island through each way the branch comes in on the east side beginning at a blaz’d W.O. on the said branch.
Also 800 acres on Crooked Cr. Beg. At a blaz’d poplar through down the Cr. On both sides.
Also 800 acres beginning at a blaz’d hickery near an Old path Encluding the Wolf Glads through extening on the branches of Crooked Cr.
Also 800 acres beg. At a W.O. above where Henry GOOCKER lived on Crooked Cr. Through down the Creek on both sides including his plantation.
Also 800 acres adding the last mentioned entry when run above on Crooked Cr. Through each way.
Also 800 acres beginning on a branch of the Arrt on the S. side of the Elk Spur through each way for qu.t. (Entry Record Book, 1770-1796, Land Entries in the Present Virginia Counties of Pittsylvania, Henry, Franklin and Patrick, 1988, by Marian Dodson Chiarito, p. 42.)
[See John Donaldson in the Loudoun Co. fee book 1764.]
10 Dec 1772. James ROBINSON of Falmouth, King George Co, Merchant, Factor and Attny for Andrew COCKRANE, Wm. CULLINGHAME, John MURDOCK, Peter MURDOCK, Robert BOGLES, Alexr. CUNNINGHAM, and John STEWART of Glasgow, Merchants & Partners, to William BLACKWELL, the younger, for 60 pds, -- tract on br. of Brown's Run, , cor to Henry CHALFE [Calfee], and tract surveyed for Owen GRINAN, HUDNALL’S land, etc.
22 Dec 1772. Deed Book 11, Part 1. James HICKS & his wife Judith of Brunswick Co. to Hansford ROW. 22 Dec. 1772. L120 VA. 240 acres which was part of a patent to James HICKS 25 Sept 1762, joining METCALF, Little Creek, PENNINGTON, IV..?, HIGGONS, HEWLING. Wit: Chs. COLLEIR, Vines COLLEIR, Deadmund ROW. Proved 22 Nov. 1773. P. Pelham, Jr., CC. (Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, Vol. 5, 1770-1775, Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., no date or publisher mentioned, p. 65.)
24 Feb 1773. Deed Book 11, Part 1. Judith (x) BROWNof Meherin Parish in Brunswick Co. to her son-in-law John BROWN of sd. Parish. 25 Feb. 1773. Deed of gift. Negroes MARK, LEN, JACK, WILL. Wit: Wm. PETERSON, Andrew METCALF. Proved 26 Apr 1773. Peter PELHAM, Jr. CC. (Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, Vol. 5, 1770-1775, Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., no date or publisher mentioned, p. 48.)
Mar 1773. The Virginia House of Burgesses created a committee of correspondence in response to the Gaspee Affair. Speaker Peyton Randolph sent the committee resolutions to Rhode Island. These were given to the General Assembly in May. The Assembly created a standing committee of correspondence for Rhode Island, which included Stephen HOPKINS, Metcalfe BOWLER, Moses BROWN, John COLE, William BRADFORD, Henry MARCHANT and Henry WARD. (Gaspee Virtual Archives, Gov. Stephen Hopkins. http://www.gaspee.org/StephenHopkins.htm)
Apr 1773. Division of Elijah CHINN's estate, Loudoun Co., VA. A list of bonds and accounts to be paid by Mr. Thomas CHINN, one of the executors, to Christopher METCALF, James METCALF, John METCALF, and Rhoda DENT. The amounts were a few shillings each. (Loudoun Co., VA Will Bk B, p.36-39.)
17 Aug 1773. John SMITH and wife Barbary SMITH, 52 acres for L100 to John MIDDLECALF, part of a 200 acre tract granted to Samuel TAYLOR in 1734 and by will left to daughter Susannah. Edward MORGAN with wife said Susannah, conveyed same to John SMITH. Lease and release. (Berkeley Co., VA, Deed Book, Vol. 2, 1773-1774, p. 142.)
24 Aug 1773. William BAKER suit against James METCALF, Fauquier Co., VA. On a petition of judgement is granted to the plaintiff BAKER against the defendant METCALF for one pound, 7 shillings & six pence and his costs. ("Fauquier County Minute Books," by Ruth & Sam Sparacio citing Minute Bk 1768-1773, p.165, 294.)
3 Sept 1773. Churchwardens of Manchester Parish, Chesterfield County, VA to bind Elizabeth MEADCALF, a poor orphan. (Chesterfield County, VA, Wills 1749-1774, Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger III, 1979, p. 170.)
[This Elizabeth Meadcalf was probably a descendant of the Metcalfs of Henrico Co. or Burmuda Hundred.]
25 Oct 1773. Will of Robert STEVENS [Stephens], dec'd, proved by oaths of John METCALF and William KENTON, witnesses, Fauquier Co., VA. ("Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books," by Sparacio.)
1773. John METCALF, Jr. bound to Apollos COOPER to learn the trade of a stone mason. (Loudoun Co., VA. SOURCE)
[1773 Loudoun County Tithes for Apollos Cooper are Benj. Cook Overseer, Moses Ogden, John Curry, Benj. Woodley, John Metcalfe. Apollos Cooper was later killed at Battle of Brandywine while serving in the 3rd Va Regt.]
1774. Will of Elizabeth METCALF. Accomac Co., VA. (ACCOMACK COUNTY – INDEX TO WILLS AND ADMINISTRATIONS, 1663-1800, Rootsweb.Com.) (Virginia Wills and Administrations, National Society of Colonial Dames, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1930, 1965, Reprinted 1972, p. 291.)
24 Apr 1774. Will of Elizabeth METCALF. Dated 24 Apr 1774, proved 31 May 1774. To dau. Tabitha METCALF. Son Mark METCALF & dau. Tabitha METCALF resid. legatees & Exrs. Witt: John WHARTON, Elizabeth WHARTON, Briget BIRD. (Wills and Administrations of Accomack County, Virginia, 1663-1800, by Stratton Nottingham, Polyantos Cottonport, 1973, p. 214.)
July 1774. Convict from Middlesex, England, reprieved and transported to America. Joseph MEDCALF, sentence of 14 years. Unknown place of landing; may be any of the American Colonies. (Bonded Passengers to America, Vol. II, Middlesex, 1617-1775, by Peter Wilson Coldham, p. 184.)
1775. The following indentured servants bound for four years to go from London to Virginia by the Mary, Mr. James MILLER: James WRIGHT of Suffolk, bricklayer, aged 26; John LEWIS of Glamorgan, husbandman, aged 30; William DASHALL of Ireland, husbandman, aged 24; William METCALF of Yorkshire, husbandman, aged 25; John LITCHFIELD of Bedfordshire, husbandman, aged 21; John BARBET of London, husbandman, aged 21; Richard COLLINS of Warwick, smith, aged 37. (EFE). Sec. V, Ch. 26. (Complete Book of Emigrants, by Peter Wilson Coldham.)
6-13 Feb 1775. A list of emigrants from England between 6 and 13 Feb. 1775…William METCALF..(all husbandmen) …going out to Virginia as indentured servants in the Mary from London. (Lists and Indexes XLVI, p. 33; Andrews’ Guide II, p. 224. ff.21-24. SR 04421, Library of Virginia Online.)
Revolutionary War Service Records 1775-1783, Ancestry.com
[Mar 13, 1778. Proved before Daniel Campbell, attorney at Law and Notary Public, in New York, upon oath of “John Bennett, seaman on board the ‘Rose’, man of war, May 6, 1778. The said John Bennett, being about to depart, and no other witness to be found.” Witnesses: Robert RUSSELL, John BENNETT, John RAYNOR, Robert MEDCALF. (New York City Wills, 1777-1783) Ancestry.com] [One researcher has suggested that a Robert Metcalfe b. about 1732 in VA., d. 1797 KY married a Rachel Barnett. I have been unable to find records which prove this.]
27 Apr 1775. John METCALF, John OREAR, Sanford CARRELL, and Josiah FISHBACK witnessed a deed from John HATHAWAY and Sarah his wife of Leeds Parish to Joseph BLACKERBY, Fauquier Co., VA, for 200 acres of land on head branch of Little River, part of land granted by the proprietors to Mr. John CLARK, bounded by CHINN's line, line of original survey, BARTLETT's line. ("Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds," by John K. Gott. FHL book 975.5275 R2g. Cites: (a) Bk 6, p.179, 201-205.)
[NOTE: "Virginia Will Records, Notes from Records of Old Chancery Court, Fredericksburg, VA," p.121: In 1807, Sarah CLARK, widow of John CLARK of Fauquier Co., brought suit in Chancery. She is mentioned as having been formerly Sarah METCALF, spinster, having later married John CLARK while both resided in England. Mentioned as first living in Watling Street, London, during the 22 year of the reign of George III. This is would mean she lived there in 1782.]
15 May 1775. William CHAPLIN, Joseph CHAPLINE, James CHAPLINE of Frederick Co., MD ½ of 317 acres for L110 to John MIDLECALF of the same place, land granted to Joseph CHAPLINE dec’d in 1757 and adj. to Benjamin CHAPLINE, Edward LUCAS, Anthony WORLEY, Samuel TAYLOR, Richard MERCER, John BURDEN. Wit: Robert COCKBURN, Saml OLDHAM, Conway OLDHAM. (Berkeley Co., VA Deed Book, Vol. 5, 1778-1781, p. 323.)
[This location may be near present day Winchester, VA.]
[William Chaplin’s brother Joseph Chapline was executor of Samuel Finley’s (of Chester Co., PA) estate in Prince George’s Co., Maryland. Joseph Metcalf and Henry Enoch were witnesses of the will dated 15 Mar 1738; proved 29 June 1738. Payments were made to Joseph Metcalfe, Henry Enoch and William Norris.]
15 June 1775. Charles METCALF married Sarah HOCKE in Accomac Co., VA on 15 June 1775, Surety Thomas COPES. (Ancestry.com, Virginia Marriages to 1800)
[Per a website: http://ftp.rootsweb.com/pub/usgenweb/la/orleans/biographies/d-000027.txt. Biography of DIBOLL, Collins C., of Orleans Parish, Louisiana, as related byMike Miller in April 1998:
Thomas Copes, large landholder in Broad Creek Hundred, Sussex county, Del., and born either at that place or in Henrico County, Va., about 1735; great-great-great-grandson of Daniel Copes, (known as Daniel the Scot or Daniel the Covenanter), of Scottish parentage, who settled in Accomac or Henrico county, Va., about the year 1700. Thomas Copes and wife were noted for their force of character, education and religious faith, the influence of which was felt by the community in which they lived.]
July 1775. At the beginning of the month, armed men came to Austin BROCKENBROUGH’S house due to his loyality to the Crown: “BROCKENBROUGH, Austin of Hanover, King George and Leeds Town. Memorials: London 1777, 1782, 1783. He is a native of VA where his ancestors have lived for nearly 120 years ; he served as an officer in the last war. At the beginning of July 1775 an armed party came to his house to bring him to trial but he managed to escape. When several hundred men in arms beset the house, he took passage in a ship and arrived in Brittain in August 1775 torn from his wife and six children. In April 1781 he was ordered to return to VA to bring out his family but could not land. He returned to NY. Claims for 1,450 acres called ‘Bloomsbury’ in Hanover Parish on Rappahannock River, 200 acres of it called ‘Carpenters’’ and 100 acres ‘Poplar Neck;’ houses; negro quarters; a grist mill, etc.; 500 acres called Mulberry Island, Lunenburg Parish, Richmond Co. on the Rappahannock River, with a house; 80 slaves and cattle. Evidence:
--Deposition 22 Feb 1783, London by Archibald MCCALL that he knew the claimant in VA where he had a large estate.
--Deposition 3 Mar 1783 London by Duncan CAMPBELL that since 1763 he has been a correspondence for the claimant and other members of his family. ^
--Deposition 3 Mar 1783 by Rev. Jonathan BOUCHER.
--Deposition 14 Oct 1783 in London by Richard HOLLAND
(13/99/111; 13/27/416-425, 90/191-203) (American Migrations 1765-1799, by Peter Wilson Coldham, Gen. Pub. Co., 2000, p.538.)
[Rev. Jonathan Boucher had been a tutor of George Washington’s step-son John “Jacky” Parke Custis. Here is more… http://www.constitution.org/bcp/nonresis.htm
[Bloomsbury Square in Middlesex, London may be located in the parish of St. Giles in the Fields.]
[Note that on the walking tour of Tappahannock, Virginia is the McCall-Brockenbrough House – 1763. 11. McCall - Brockenbrough House: Archibald McCall bought the lot from Robert Beverley in 1763 and built or heavily renovated an existing house. McCall, a successful merchant and county justice, remained loyal to Britain. He favored the British Stamp Act that inflamed Essex in 1766. Some of the county's foremost gentlemen led a mob into McCall's house. The McCall family fled to Britain for the duration of the war, returned afterward and restored his business and social standing. The Brockenbrough family purchased the property in 1813. It is now a private office on the campus of St. Margaret's School.
St. Margaret's School is currently saving an endangered gem of Tidewater history and architecture. The Brockenbrough House (1763) is undergoing a $750,000 historic restoration project with the help of Calder Loth, Senior Architectural Historian, from the Department of Historic Resources, Jody Lahendro, Architect PC, and Henderson Construction. In response to the building's needs the school hired Jody Lahendro to draft a conditions survey. This survey now serves as our map for current and future restoration with a keen eye on preservation. If you would like to know more about this house, please call Kate Smith, Director of Development at 804-443-3357 ext. 3022. SMS remains committed to perserving this community anchor and looks foward to future community partnerships in education and facility sharing. http://www.essex-virginia.org/ta_walk.htm on Jan. 28, 2007.]
[About Duncan Campbell: “Here again, amplification of biographical information stresses the topologies of historians' topic boundaries. Campbell himself had a niece (a sister-in-law of William Bligh), Harriet Colden, nee Betham, a widowed and distressed Loyalist who finally resettled her two sons in Edinburgh. Campbell's Letterbooks reveal that he several times appealed to government officials on his niece's behalf. There are ironies of family life here, as Ritcheson has attributed the continuing parlous situation of the Loyalists to the way the British Creditors in 1786-1794 worked against any policy which would have jeopardised their chances of recovering their debts. This is probably why Campbell was as assiduous as he was in looking after Mrs Colden's interests, for he genuinely tried to help her several times. Historians have never ventured on opinion, however, on the irony of Campbell, who delivered convicts to ships bound for Australia, by virtue of his influence with the Creditors, having had some part in the British government deciding not to encourage Loyalists to settle in Australasia.” http://www.danbyrnes.com.au/blackheath/bitter.htm]
[Austin Brockenbrough was married to Lucy Champ, d/o John Champe and Jane Thornton. He was born 3 Nov 1738 in Richmond Co., VA and died at Bloomsbury on 19 Mar 1810. He is found on the rent rolls of King George Co. in 1769. Line of descent:
Richard Metcalfe = Elizabeth Fauntleroy, 1st wife
Mary Metcalfe = Austin Brockenbrough
Wm. Brockenbrough = Elizabeth Fauntleroy
Austin Brockenbrough = Lucy Champe]
[See entry of Aug 1714. By 1815, Bloomsbury was owned by Jeremiah GARLAND, but he traded it for “Hickory Thickett,” located between Warsaw and Lyell and owned by Williamson Ball TOMLIN. TOMLIN took possession of Bloomsbury, changed the name to Oak Hill, and is buried there between his two favorite horses. The original house was destroyed by fire before 1836 and a new house was built. During the Civil War, it was raided by Union soldiers. Also during this time a man by the name of Beale hanged himself in a large white oak tree in front of the house. Ira Jenning Packett owned the house as of 1976.]
[Austin Brockenbrough’s grandmother Mary Metcalfe and her sister Elizabeth were under the guardianship of George Eskridge. Mary Ball, later mother of George Washington, was also under his guardianship. See this record for Mary and Elizabeth Metcalfe:
28 Aug 1775. On the motion of William Pickett SANFORD, the Fauquier Co., VA court ordered that William KENTON, William BARKLEY, John METCALF and Peter BRYANT or any three of them view a way for a road from KENTON’S Corner to the North Thorowfare of the Bull Run Mountains and report the conveniences and inconveniences attending the same to the court. ("Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books," by Sparacio.)
7-9 Sep 1775. Reported in the ^ in England, Extract of a Letter from Fredericksburg, Virginia, July 20, 1775.
"The Continental Congress have published a Manifesto, declaring they are determined to oppose every parliamentary Measure with respect to America, until their Grievances are redressed; and declaring to the World the Right they have to do so. Lord Dunmore, some few Days ago, had a very narrow Escape for his Life. It was made known at Williamsburgh that he had come ashore at his own Plantation, a few Miles below the Town; and a Perty was immediately sent to take him; but he fortunately got Notice of their Approach, just Time enough to get out of their Reach by Boat. They fired two or three Times at him. ‘It is whispered, but with what Truth I cannot say, that every Man will soon be obliged to declare himself on one Side or the other, and that no Neutrals will be allowed to stay in the Country.’" (http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dutillieul/ZOtherPapers/NewStJames7Sept1775.html)
20-21 Oct 1775. John RUST, James METCALF and John METCALF witness a deed of lease and release from Charles RECTOR and Elizabeth his wife of Leeds Parish to Thomas OWSLEY of Loudoun Co., tract on branches of Goose Creek, CHATTINS line, cornr of William FINCH, line of John RECTOR ( dec’d), Henry RECTOR’S line; 257 acres; same to said RECTOR from his father John RECTOR and remaining part by will from his father. L300. ( "Fauquier County, Virginia Deeds, Books 6-10, 1774-1792," by John K. Gott. Cites: (a) Bk 6, p.201-205.)
23 Oct 1775. Joseph BLACKABY, John METCALFE & George SULLIVAN inventoried the estate of James CHAMBERLAYNE, Fauquier Co., VA. ("Fauquier County, Virginia Legal Documents," by D.A. Buck (1998) Vol.1, p.6, 11, 54, 60. FHL Bk 975.5275 P28b. Cites: (a) Bk 1, p.184, 218, 279, 404.)
28 Nov 1775. The persons appointed to view the road petitioned for by William Pickett SANFORD returned their report to the Fauquier Co., VA court. William BARKLEY, John METCALF and William KENTON have viewed the way from William KENTON's corner to the Loudoun line at the North Thorowfare of Bull Run from Kenton's Corner on the line between COMBS and MUCCABEY to the Devil's Bed Branch, thence up the Grassy Ridge to the corner between OBRYANT and MERCER, thence on the south side of Richard GRIFFIN's and OBRYANT's Old Place to Edmund COLLINS, thence down the branch and across Spencer CLACK's [CLARK's?] Old Fields to the county line by SAMUELS and do find it may be good and convenient road without damaging any man's plantation. Ordered that the said road be established according to the report. William Pickett SANFORD appointed surveyor of the said road and it is ordered that he with the tithes that shall be appointed by Charles CHINN, Gent., do clear and keep the same in repair. ("Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books," by Sparacio.)
1 Dec 1775. John MEDCALF, Private under Capt. STEPHENSEN [Stephenson/Stevenson], died and was buried at Roxbury Camp. (West Virginians in the American Revolution , Compiled by Ross B. Johnston., Genealogical Pub. Co., 1977.)
[Note that per a Green family website, a William Green of Berkeley Co., VA enlisted on 10 Sept 1775 in Capt. Stephenson’s Rifle co and took this Bee Line March to Roxbury Camp. William Green m. Mary Louisa _____ an died in Berkeley Co. 27 Feb 1793. There is some connection to the Metcalf listed above which may be found with further research, perhaps the book The Green Tree. Vachel Metcalf, the younger may have married a Green. Was John Metcalf listed above his brother? Note that Diana Metcalfe Butt married ____ Green. Vachel Metcalfe is found with William Green.]
[Connection to Loudoun Co., VA Metcalfes?: Letter from Josias Chapman to Council:
“Gentn Finding myself affected by a resolution of your late convention respecting the removal of fire arms out of this Governmt I beg leave to represent to your Honrs my situation early last spring on the repeated request of one Jacob REASON, gunsmith in Fredrick Town, who had a comodious shop but in low circumstances therefore unable to carry on the Business to any considerable extent. I undertook to furnish him with tools & c. & workmen rented his shop & Hired him on wages for a year & also agree to give him half the profits for his further encouragement on this agreement. I laid out in Philadelphia & other parts of that state upwards of 500 L in purchasing tools Gun locks, barrels, bayonets & brass mounting with this prospect I undertook to furnish the Governmt of Virginia a number of arms rifles & musquets, at stipulated price to be delivered as got ready till June next, the rifles I have complied with without interfering with the afroresaid resolve, by delivering them at Frederick town to Colls. WEEDON & Hugh STEVENSON. I have also done a considerable Job of work for your state, repairing old arms, & have now a proper preparation of materials to proceed to fulfill my promises respecting musquets. I therefore now Hbly crave leave of your Honble board, to remove those guns ans finished over to Virginia to fulfil my engagement with that Government. I am Gentn yr very Hble Servt, Josias CHAPMAN of Loudoun Coty Virga. (Archives of Maryland Online, Vol. 12, PP. 9-9.)]
1 Dec 1775. “This Memorial Day, please join with me in honoring John METCALF, an unknown patriot, who left his home and gave his life for the cause of freedom. He died on December 1, 1775 and was buried at Roxbury Camp in Mass. John MEDCALF was a private who served under Capt. Hugh STEPHENSEN/Stephenson of Berkeley Co., VA. After the news of the Battle of Lexington in Mass. reached the settlers in Western Virginia and Maryland, Capt. STEPHENSEN raised a company of riflemen from the Shenandoah Valley. These men, per the History of Shepherdstown by Millard BUSHONG, met behind the old ENTLER'S Tavern to respond to a call to arms by the Continental Congress. George WASHINGTON appointed two commanders for the two companies that were formed. One was led by Hugh STEPHENSEN, of Bullskin Creek in present day Jefferson Co., VA and the other was led by Daniel MORGAN of Frederick Co., VA. These men were required to provide their own equipment such as an approved rifle, shot pouch, powder-horn, blanket, knapsack, & clothing. The two companies were rivals as to which company would reach Boston first. These companies left for Boston by June 10th. This 600 mile treck is known as the "Bee Line March" and both companies arrived in Cambridge by August 11th. The British had taken Boston and the Battle of Bunker Hill occurred on June 17, 1775, just after the two companies began their march to assist. The frontiersmen created quite a stir when they arrived in their homespun hunting shirts, leather leggings, buck-tail hats, and moccasins. Their hunting shirts were embroidered with the words, "Liberty or Death." They brought with them weapons such as tomahawks and scalping knives. George WASHINGTON had tears of joy for his fellow Virginians as he greeted each man. These men were some of the best marksmen in Washington's camp. These two Virginia companies and two companies from Maryland were ordered to Roxbury Camp, about six miles from Cambridge. Let us thank this unknown John MEDCALF and all his fellow soldiers for their service to our nation.” (Genealogy.com, Metcalf Forum, May 31, 2004, Tracy Hancock)
19 Dec. 1775. At a Vestry held at Suffolk December 19th 1775 for the Upper Parish of Nansemond. Present Capt. Wills COWPER, Mr. Tho. NORFLEET, Gent., Church Wardens. Col. Willis RIDDICK, Messrs. Henry RIDDICK, Ben: BAKER, Willis STREATOR, Jacob SUMNER, Sam: COHOON, Jeremiah GODWIN & John RIDDICK, Gent: Vestry Men....The The Rev. Will: ANDREWS is Recieved as Minister of this Parrish...Tis Ordered that Dempsey RIDDICK and Geo: SPARLING procession all the bounds of Land...
John BALLARD & Abram BALLARD No. 23.
Zacheus LASSITOR & Moses BOOTH No. 24.
Robert RIDDICK & Will MIDCAP No. 25.
Dempsey BAKER & John BREWER No. 26.
Josiah RIDDICK & Amos RIDDICK No. 27...
(The Vestry Book of the Upper Parish, Nansemond County, VA, 1743-1793, by Wilmer L. Hall, 2nd Ed., Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA, 1969, p. 231.)
[Prior entries for this parish were to Sarah Midcap, a poor person 7 Apr 1755. Is this Will Midcap’s mother or grandmother?]
1775-1783. Nathan MEDCALF, Pittsylvania Co. Commissioners Book, p. 20. These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Property Claims., Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Court Booklets, indexes and lists, 1781-1783. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Commissioner’s books, 1783. (Library of VA)
1775-1783. Thomas MEDCALF, King & Queen Co. Commissioners Book, Court booklet p. 11, Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Court Booklets, indexes and lists, 1781-1783. Virginia. Auditor of Public Accounts (1776-1928). Commissioner’s books, 1783. (Library of VA)
Edward MEDCALF per bounty land warrant.
John MEDCALF, Pvt., per War Department record.
Robert MEDCALF (METCALF) served in the 4TH Continental Line.
Thomas MEDCALF (MIDCALF) served in the 9th Continental Line.
Walter MEDCALF, per War Department record.
William MEDCALF (MITCALF) served in the 3rd and 4th Continental Lines.
(Historical Register of Virginians in the Revolution, by John H. Gwathmey, Gen. Pub. Co., 1979, p. 542.)
4 July 1776. Declaration of Independence.
1776. Robert MEDCALF, served as a Private; Roll 100, VA. (Ancestry.com. U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M246, 138 rolls); War Department Collection of Revolutionary War Records, Record Group 93; National Archives, Washington. D.C.)
12 Mar 1776. William & Hannah WATERS. Two records from Halifax Co VA.
Deed from Jacob METCALFE & Hannah WATERS, both of Halifax of one part to Caleb DODSON of the other part. Jacob METCALFE & Hannah WATERS are Excr & exctrx to the estate of John DAVIDSON, dec'd. For 35#'s. Sold to Caleb DODSON a tract of 200 acres in Halifax, both sides of Jeremiah fork of Berches Creek ....[description of metes & bounds omitted] Hannah signed with her mark - an "H".
Wit: William ROYALE, Charles WALL, Thomas HENDRICH, John BATES.
( Halifax Co VA DB 10, p.70.)
[Halifax court records for Waters also spelled Walthers, Walters, Watters.]
[Hannah and her husband moved to Kentucky: From Halifax DB 11, p.152 17 Sep 1778 William Waters and Hannah his wife of the County of Fincastle [Kentucky] to Abraham Davidson of Pittsylvania Co for 65#s. 123 acres in Halifax on Jeremiah's Fork of Birches Crk. Signed: William (+) Waters, Hannah (H) Waters.
Wit: Jacob Midkiff, Joseph Chaney, Ezekiel Chaney.
Memorandum following signed William (+) Walters, Haner (H) Walters.
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~katy/walters/b17093.html on May 28, 2007.]
[Dodson records in Halifax Co., VA: http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/DODSON/2003-05/1053590280]
1776. Record of Sarah METCALF m. John CLARK St. Margaret’s, Westminster, Middlesex, England. They lived in Fauquier Co., VA. John CLARK was from New England. Sarah METCALF may or may not have been related to Capt. John METCALFE of Fauquier Co., VA.
20 Sept 1776. Virginia Gazette. “At a Committee held for King & Queen county, June 14, 1776. Present a majority of members. Philip ROOTES, who was summoned by a former resolution of this committee as a person suspected to be inimical to the rights and liberties of America, this day appeared, and voluntarily agreed to deliver up his arms.
William GRAHAM, Benjamin ROBINSON, and Thomas CORBIN, who were summoned to attend this committee, as persons suspected to be inimical to the rights and liberties of America, this day appeared, and the oath perscribed by a resolution of the last Convention being tendered to them, they refused to take the same. It is therefore ordered, that they be disarmed.
Thomas METCALFE, who was summoned to attend this committee, as a person suspected to be inimical to the rights and liberties of America, which he failing to do, it is therefore ordered that he be disarmed.
Ordered, that the serjeant to the committee do wait on the afor-named persons to receive their arms and ammunition, which are to be applied as directed by the General Congress.
Resolved, that the clerk of this committee do transmit a copy of the above proceedings to mr. PURDIE, with a request to him to publish them in his Gazette. Richard TUNSTALL, clerk.” (Virginia Gazette, Publisher Purdie, Page 1, Column 1, 20 Sept 1776 also found at www.pastportal.com)
[Benjamin Robinson m. Mary Asson Wilkinson abt 1775.][Thomas Metcalfe (Sr?) was an executor for Samuel Wilkinson’s estate in Williamsburg in 1739.]
[Philip Rootes, Sr. Born: 1696 Rosewall Plantation, Mattapony River, King & Queen Co VA; Died: BEF 19 NOV 1756 at: King & Queen Co VA; married Mildred Reade, d/o Thomas Reade and Lucy Gwynn.]
[5 June 1778. Henry Strachey, Esq. In America with Lord & General Howe; Secretary of the Commissions. (Virginia Gazette, 5 June 1778, Page 2, Col. 1)] Definitely a Tory.]
[Was this Henry Strachey, the brother of Elizabeth Strachey who married Thomas Metcalfe of K & Q Co.? Who is Henry Strachey whose estate is sold in King and Queen County on 16 Nov 1769?]
[Did Benjamin Robinson change his mind and fight for the Independence? Did this Benjamin Robinson m. Sarah Stacey and live in Fauquier Co., VA?]
[This William Graham may be the son of John Graham and Ann Metcalfe b. 13 Oct 1750. His brother John Graham may have been a patriot, while he was a Tory?]
[This Thomas Corbin was probably son of Richard Corbin and and Elizabeth Tayloe and grandson of Gawin Corbin and Jane Lane.]
28 Oct 1776. John METCALF was granted a certificate for obtaining letters of administration on the estate of James METCALF, deceased, Fauquier Co., VA. Sibay METCALF, John METCALF, and William Pickett SANFORD gave bond to the Fauquier Co., VA court for 500 pounds current money for Sibay METCALF and John METCALF as administrators of all the goods, chattels and credits of James METCALF deceased. Signed by John METCALFE, Sibay METCALF, and William Pickett SANFORD. (1h) The court ordered that William Pickett SANFORD, George SULLIVAN, William KENTON and Thomas HUGHES or any three of them, appraise the estate of James METCALF deceased.. ("Fauquier County Court Records," by John K. Gott (1993).) ("Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books," by Sparacio.) (James Metcalfe estate papers, Fauquier Co., VA, M5-270, 28 Oct 1776.) ("Fauquier Families 1759-1799," by John P. Alcock (1994) p.212, 244. Cites: (a) Minute Book 5, p.270, 336.)
Dec 1776. Allen METCALF listed in Dec 1776 Ohio Co. election for the purpose of choosing a seat of justice. Other names of interest: Wm. HARRISON, Chas. WELLS, Van SWEARINGEN, Aaron WELLS, Abrah. WELLS. (VA Genealogist, Vol. 5, p. 5.)
1776. Estimated date. At the first call for troops in the Revolutionary War, John METCALFE raised a company of volunteers in Fauquier Co., VA and was elected their captain. "Genealogy for Fiske, Metcalfe, Shackleford, et al," researched for Pebble May (Fisk) Flood by unidentified genealogist (ca. 1925), copy in possession of David Wilma, Seattle, WA (2000).
Served 8 years throughout the war. Was an aquaintance of George WASHINGTON. A Captain in the Revolutionary War. (2,5) Raised a company of men in Fauquier Co., led them, and apparently supplied them during the Revolutionary War. (30) Captain, VA line, during the entire war. ("Two Centuries in Elizabethtown and Hardin County, Kentucky," by Daniel D. McClure Jr. (1979) p.399-400. FHL book 976.9845 H2m. Cites: (a) "History of Kentucky," Vol. II, by Collins. (b) "A Corner of Celebrities," by Elizabeth Trabue (Louisville, KY). "Governors of Kentucky 1792-1942," by G. Genn Clift, p.33-34. FHL #976.9 D3c.)
28 Feb 1777. Deed Book 12. Benjamin Chapman DUPREE of Pitts. Co., North Carolina to Burwell BASS of Brunswick Co. 28 Feb 1777. L70. 67 acres, joining David HINES, Goose Pond Meadow. Wit: Andrew METCALF, Dempsey TOOKE, Jacob (x) DUPREE. Proved 24 Nov 1777. Peter PELHAM, Jr., CC. (Brunswick County, Virginia, Deed Books, Vol. 6, 1770-1775, Abstracted by Dr. Stephen E. Bradley, Jr., no date or publisher mentioned, p. 26.)
[Is Benjamin Chapman Dupree related to the John Dupree found with Thomas Metcalfe in the 1739 estate of Samuel Wilkinson?]
[Dempsey Tooke is probably the son or grandson of John Tooke of Lawnes Creek Parish in 1702 and also probably related to Patrick Dempsey who was imported to Surry Co. in 1739/40 by Clement Read.]
24 Mar 1777. John ^ granted certificate for obtaining letters of administration of estate of Christopher METCALF, deceased, Fauquier Co., VA. Wits. Nathaniel WEEDON. (11) John METCALF and Nathaniel WEEDON post bond to the Fauquier Co., VA court for 500 pounds for John METCALF as administrator of all the goods, chattels and credits of Christopher METCALF deceased. Signed John METCALFE, Nath. WEEDON. ("Fauquier County Court Records," by John K. Gott (1993) ("Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books," by Sparacio.) (Christopher Metcalf estate bond, Fauquier Co., VA, M5-280, 24 Mar 1777. Fauquier Co. Courthouse, loose papers.)
27 Mar 1777. John MIDKIFF of Pittsylvania Co., VA sells to James FARMER of same county for 80 pounds, one certain tract of land in Pittsylvania Co. on both sides of Elkhorn Creek containing about 200 acres bounded by Elk Cr. Signed John MIDKIFF, no witnesses. Agnes, wife of John MIDKIFF relinquished right of dower. (Pittsylvania Deed Book #4, pp. 42, 59)
30 Mar 1777. Austin BROCKENBROUGH wrote a letter to his brother Dr. John BROCKENBROUGH. The paper copy is fragmented but reads:
“_________ Mr. Austin BROCKENBROUGH, dated _____ March 30, 1777, to his brother Dr. John BROCKENBROUGH, at Hobb’s Hole in Virginia.
______ show your firm attachment to the parent state,it must give you pleasure to think your old England is at this time in a situation to bid defiance to all her enemies, or perhaps to all the powers of the world.---Pray is not the dregs (you physical people, I believe, call it virus) purged off from our colony? And don’t you think, after the vapours of this summer, a person venturing over may have some hope of enjoying a good and vigorous constitution? We are informed here, by ____ letters that the ne____ can’t please any longer, that our friends grow refractory, and mean to turn the tables upon the Dictator, Congress, Committees, &c, and &c. From the commencement of these unhappy troubles, it has ever been a matter of the greatest concern and astonishment to me that such a sensible people as the Virginians should so long be blinded by absurdity and falsehoods. The campaign will probably lay open the avenues to truth, and pull the film off their eyes. –I hope the war will be kept at a distance from you; it would be doubly horrible in our colony. The very idea shocks me. As I have the most ardent desire to see the war at an end, so it is my fervent prayer that all private enmities may end likewise.” (The Virginia Gazette of Williamsburg: April 3, 1778, Page 1, Column 2.
[Austin and John Brockenbrough were the sons of William Brockenbrough and Elizabeth Fantleroy and were grandsons of Austin Brockenbrough and his wife Mary Metcalfe. Austin, the younger, lived on the original land which was acquired by Gilbert1 Metcalfe and his wife Jane Allen. Their great-grandparents Richard Metcalfe and his first wife Elizabeth Fantleroy owned may have owned “Bloomsbury” and may have passed it down to Austin, the younger. See 1775 for previous Austin Brockenbrough information and the American Revolution.]
3 Oct 1777. Will of William GREEN of Surry Co., VA. Dated 3 Oct 1777; Proved 24 Dec 1782. Lazarus HOLLOWAY, Executor. Daughter: Sally GREEN (not 18). Friend: William HART. Legatee: Mary MIDCALF. Witnesses: William HART, Milley HOLLOWAY and Mima HOLLOWAY. (Surry County, Virginia, Wills, Estate Accounts and Inventories, 1730-1800, by Lydon H. Hart, p. 117.)
1778. John METCALF taxed in Thomas KEITH's Northeast District, Fauquier Co., VA, for 1 titheable. ("The Tax Man Cometh. Land and Property in Colonial Fauquier Co., VA. Tax lists from the Fauquier County Court, Clerk's loose papers. 1759-1782," compiled by Joan W. Peters (Willow Bend Books, 1999) ("Fauquier Families 1759-1799," by John P. Alcock (1994) p.33, 205, 244.)
Autumn 1778. Petition of American Loyalists. “To the right Honble Lord Geo. GERMAINE his Majestys Secretary of State for the American Department…My Lord. We his Majesty’s most dutiful and Loyal Subjects, who from America have taken Refuge in Great Britain, being desirous in the Present critical Juncture of affairs, of contributing as far as lies in our Power to the Public Safety: beg leave, thro your Lordship to make an humble Tender of our Personal Services to his Majesty, in Case the daring Design of invading this Kindom should be carried into Execution.
We ask no Reward for our Endeavours to be useful on this alarming occasion, but his Majesty’s approbation, which we hope we shall Merit; and we are Ready to be Employed in any Manner which his Majesty may think, will best Answer the Purposes of our Engagement.
We have taken the Liberty to address ourselves to your Lordship on this Subject; and we entreat your Lordship to communitcate to his Majesty our Desires to serve him and Readiness to Sacrifice our Lives in Defence of his Person and Government.” Among those signed: Austin BROCKENBROUGH, Thomas CORBIN, Richard CORBIN, John R. GRYMES. From British Transcripts, Library of Congress. (William and Mary Quarterly, 2nd Series, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 70-71.)
[Austin Brockenbrough was the grandson of Mary Metcalfe and Austin Brockenbrough.]
9 Jul 1778. William MIDCAP, for riding Express to order out Nansemond Militia. __. 12. ___. (Virginia Militia in the Revolution, Virginia Historical Magazine, Vol. 11, 1904, p. 256.)
26 July 1779. R-249. Abraham BIRKHEAD of Sennandoah Co. [Shenandoah] 91 A. on South Branch of Flint Run of S. R. of Shannandoah in said Co. Surv. John HOUGH. Adj. Darby MCCARTY, William CAFFEE, Thomas LAN. (Virginia Northern Neck Land Grants, 1775-1800, Vol. III, Gen. Publ. Co., Gertrude Gray, 1993, p. 37.)
24 Aug 1778. Alexander LANG [Lane/Land] was appointed road surveyor, replacing James METCALFE, Fauquier Co., VA. ("Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books," by Sparacio.) ("Fauquier Families 1759-1799," by John P. Alcock (1994) p.212, 244. Cites: ) Minute Book 5, p.270, 336.)
Get date and place in correct order: Capt. John METCALFE received bounty land in KY under "John METCALF & James METCALF heirs."
12 Nov 1779. At a Vestry held for Saint Pauls Parish, November 12th 1779. No. 14. Ordered into one precinct for processioning the Lands that was Sherwood TINSLEYS, Peter LYONS, Matth’w. WELLMANS, Joseph FOSTER, John HAW dec’d, John ARCHER, James GENTRY’S Heirs the Lands that was Agness SIMS’S, Jos. SHELTON, Henry TYLER, Wm. TYLER, Charles TYLER, Lieghton WOOD, Wm. METCALF, Wm. GENTRY, Jno. JONES, Jno. TIMBERLAKE, Wm. BOURN, Jos. GENTRY, James WHITLOCK, Mary SIMS & Jos. BRAND, And that Jno. HUNDLEY & Zach: HUNDLEY do see the said processionion perform’d & return their proceddings according to Law. (The Vestry Book of St. Paul’s Parish, Hanover County, VA, 1706-1786, Transcribed and Edited by C.G. Chamberlayne, Published by the Library Board, Richmond, VA, 1940, pp. 555-556.)
22 Nov 1779. The Fauquier Co., VA Court ordered that James STEWART, John METCALF, Ambrose BARNETT and James HATHAWAY or any three of them appraise the estate of James SCOTT, Gent. ("Fauquier Co., VA Court Minute Books," by Sparacio.)
[This means they were neighbors of James Scott.]
Post 1779. Edw. MADCALF, Soldier, Army. See papers of John W. NASH, 1830. Available on microfilm. Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, reels 1-29. Biog./Hist. The act of the General Assembly passed on June 22, 1779, which established the Virginia Land Office, also provided for the rewarding of lands promised as bounty for specified Revolutionary War military service. (Library of Virginia Archives)
Post 1779. George MOTCALF.. Revolutionary War Bounty Warrants, reels 1-29.
Biog./Hist. Note The act of the General Assembly passed on June 22, 1779, which established the Virginia Land Office, also provided for the rewarding of lands promised as bounty for specified Revolutionary War military service. their service record. Gordon METCALFE also mentioned. (Library of Virginia Archives)
After 1780. Petition For a New State. Signed: Masson METCALFE, George MERCER. (USGenweb Archives) and (Library of Congress. Papers of the Continental Congress No. 48, Folios 251-6, pages 89-96) and (The Ten Mile Country and Its Pioneer Families).
[May be from Fayette, Washington & Gree Co. PA and Ohio & Monogalia Co., VA. Was this George Fenton Mercer?]
15 May 1780. Robert EADE and wife Elizabeth EADE to Conrad BYERS lot No. 42 in Mechlenburg for L6. Wit: Josiah SWEARINGEN, Allen METCALF, Henry CROMLEY. (Berkeley Co., Va Deed Book, Vol. 5 for 1778-1781, p. 473.)
28 Aug 1780. Thomas DIGGES, John METCALFE & James HATHAWAY report to the Fauquier Co., VA court the appraisment of the estate of James SCOTT Jr. ("Fauquier County, Virginia Legal Documents," by D.A. Buck (1998) Vol.1, p.6, 11, 54, 60. FHL Bk 975.5275 P28b. Cites: (a) Bk 1, p.184, 218, 279, 404.
10 Sept 1780. Were added by Baptism the following members:
Henry GREEN -- Excommunitcated 1784
(Magazine of Virginia Genealogy, The Virginia Gen. Society, Vol. 26, Nov. 1988, Number 4, p. 295.)
[McClannahan Moore later married Elizabeth Metcalfe, daughter of Capt. John Metcalfe and Sybil Farrow on 21 Nov 1786.]
Nov. 1780. "Stephen COOK 23 sheeves corn fodder for horses of Capt. Cuthbert ANDERSON Co. of Berkley Militia on march to headquarters Nov. 1780 Cuthbert ANDERSON Capt., Allen METCALF QM Cont. on return from Hillsborough to Winchester Nov 1780 by David KENNEDAY Commis. Cont. 3 s; ferriage 51 men, 5 horses, a waggon for Berkley militia under Capt. Cuthbert ANDERSON on march to join the Army at headquarters Nov 1780 by Cuthbert ANDERSON Capt. Allen METCALF QM Cont. 15s-6" (Virginia Publick Claims, by Abercrombie Slatten, Iberion Publishing Co. 1992, Athens, GA, p. 287.) [see same entry next year]
1781. Isaac METCALF was in Greensville Co., VA where he offered security. [Find record]
1781. King & Queen Co. Taxable Land. Thomas METCALF, 700 acres. (Old New Kent County, some Account of the Planters, Plantations, and Places in New Kent County, Vol. 1, Compiled and copyrighted 1977, by Malcolm Hart Harris, MD, West Point, VA, p 556.) and (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, by Beverly Fleet, Vol. II., Gen. Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1988, p. 143.)
11 Jan 1781. Charles METCALF married Elizabeth BLACKERBY. (Fauquier County, VA marriage bonds. (The Fauquier County Bicentennial Committee and the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier, 1959)
9 Mar 1781. Caroline County Lists III, p. 2. Return of Grain & Forrage collected by John BROADDUS D. Comr. For Caroline County from March 9 to 28 Aug 1781. To ^ Q.M. [Quarter Master] by John HOOMES for Berkley Militia. 2 Beeves. (Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, Vol. I, compiled and transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, 1992, p. 212.)
17 Apr 1781. A bundle of four unnumbered court papers relating to the Willing Lass, Charles MEDCALF--master and her capture by the privateer Trinner, Leven TURNER –commander on 17 Apr 1781. New York Court of Admiralty: Leven TURNER v. Willing Lass. Court papers: These show that the Willing Lass of 25 tons, with on a voyage from Motonpkin, Virginia to Philadelphia. The owners of vessel and cargo, Thomas CUSTIS and George PARKER, were Virginia. ( Public Record Office Class H.C.A. 32/491, High Court of Admiralty: Prize Papers, 1779, C.M. Andrews Guide, vol. II, p. 340 H.C.A. Class List, p. 209; Survey Report 6198, p. 4. (05901) Library of Virginia.)
15 May 1781. Allen METCALF, Ensign, Recommended by Berkeley County Court on May 15, 1781—under J. [Josiah] SWEARINGEN, Berkeley Co. Militia. Also in this company was Lt. Samuel WASHINGTON, brother to Gen. George WASHINGTON. (Virginia Militia in the Revolution, by J.T. McAllister, McAllister Publishing Co., Hot Springs, VA, and 1989 Reprint by Heritage Books, p. 190.)
27 Aug 1781. John METCALF, Ensign, Recommended by Fauquier County Court on Aug. 27, 1781 for the Fauquier County Militia. (Virginia Militia in the Revolution, by J.T. McAllister, McAllister Publishing Co., Hot Springs, VA, and 1989 Reprint by Heritage Books, p. 199.)
[Son of Capt. John Metcalfe, also in the Fauquier Militia.]
3 Nov 1781. Will of Samuel METCALF of Middlesex Co. Dated 3 Nov 1781; Proved 27 May 1782. Mary ROBINSON, daughter of John ROBINSON, Esq. Elizabeth Carter ROBINSON, daughter of Benjamin ROBINSON. Miss Alice ROBINSON. Frances BARNHAM. Exors: Benjamin ROBINSON and Mary ROBINSON. Wit: William HARE and Hannah ROBINSON. Will Book F, 1772-1787, p. 227. (Middlesex County, Virginia, Wills and Inventories, 1673-1812 and Other Court Papers, by William Lindsay Hopkins, Richmond, VA, 1989, p. 136.)
[Mary Robinson was the daughter of John Robinson and his second wife Frances Yates, widow of Rev. John Reade. Mary did not marry in her lifetime.]
[This is the brother of Thomas Metcalfe, Sr. of King & Queen Co.]
[Was this Benjamin Robinson the same who later lived in Fauquier Co.?]
21 Nov 1781. Bill of Lading issued at Providence for goods on board the Molly, bound for Virginia consigned to METCALF and BOWLER, merchants for the goods dated 24 Feb. 1782 at York Town, signed W. BOWLER, Junior. (High Court of Admiralty. Prize Papers. Napoleonic Wars, Public Record Office Class H.C.A. 32/613 Part 174., SR 09455, Library of Virginia Online.)
1781-1783. MITCALF of Pittsylvania Co. During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. The governor appointed commissioners of the provision law in each locality to carry out the terms of the act. The commissioner, when he impressed property, gave the owner a certificate describing what was taken. Between 1781 and 1783 county courts held special sessions at which certificates were presented and authenticated, and booklets listing authenticated certificates were compiled and sent to Richmond for settlement. Two commissioners appointed to settle the claims recorded those for which they authorized payment, and warrants were issued by the auditor of public accounts.
These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Impressed Property Claims and are housed in the Library of Virginia. (Library of Virginia Archives)
1781-1783. Metcalf THOMPSON of Amelia Co. Commissioner’s Book I, p. 88. John TOWNS, assignee. During its session begun in May 1780 the General Assembly passed an act authorizing the governor to impress supplies needed by the American army. The governor appointed commissioners of the provision law in each locality to carry out the terms of the act. The commissioner, when he impressed property, gave the owner a certificate describing what was taken. Between 1781 and 1783 county courts held special sessions at which certificates were presented and authenticated, and booklets listing authenticated certificates were compiled and sent to Richmond for settlement. Two commissioners appointed to settle the claims recorded those for which they authorized payment, and warrants were issued by the auditor of public accounts. These records are part of Auditor of Public Accounts. Administration of State Government: Military Expenditures - Public Claims. Impressed Property Claims and are housed in the Library of Virginia. (Library of Virginia Archives)
Post 1782. Walter MITCALF. Available on microfilm. Virginia Land Office. Military Certificates, reels 1-38. Biog./Hist. After examining and approving documentation of Revolutionary War military service, the governor issued a certificate on which the Land Office register subsequently issued a warrant for bounty lands. The certificates are printed forms filled in with the name of the individual, his rank, whether he served in a state or a continental line unit, and the length of such service. The original certificates are dated, signed, and filed in individual folders along with any supplemental papers presented with the claim other than those actually proving military service. The ertificates were numbered 1-9926 and cover the period July 14, 1782 - August 5, 1876. The Land Office military certificates (RG #4 -- Virginia. Land Office. Register and Entry 86 in the Virginia Land Office Inventory) are housed in the Archives of the Library of Virginia.
Post 1782. Thomas MITCALF. Available on microfilm. Virginia Land Office. Military Certificates, reels 1-38. Biog./Hist. After examining and approving documentation of Revolutionary War military service, the governor issued a certificate on which the Land Office register subsequently issued a warrant for bounty lands. The certificates are printed forms filled in with the name of the individual, his rank, whether he served in a state or a continental line unit, and the length of such service. The original certificates are dated, signed, and filed in individual folders along with any supplemental papers presented with the claim other than those actually proving military service. The ertificates were numbered 1-9926 and cover the period July 14, 1782 - August 5, 1876. The Land Office military certificates (RG #4 -- Virginia. Land Office. Register and Entry 86 in the Virginia Land Office Inventory) are housed in the Archives of the Library of Virginia.
1782. James ^ 5,0,6. State Of Virginia Enumerations,
[Rootsweb: James Sr. METCALFE; Birth: Abt 1740-1750 in , , Hampshire, Virginia; Death: Abt 1842 in Rutherford Co., TN.
1782 - Hampshire Co Tax List: family of 4
1784 - Hampshire Co Tax List: family of 4
1786 - part of Hampshire Co became Hardy Co. VA
1786 - had removed himself to Rutherford Co.,NC and had a family of 4.
1790 - TN Census, Rutherford Co, NC: ajoining lands to Simon Kuykendall, who
married his sister/daughter
1791 - this section of Rutherford Co became Buncombe Co.NC
1795 - many deeds involving James Metcalfe, William Metcalfe and Kuydendalls
1806 - owned ajoining lands with son William in Franklin Co, TN
1820 - James wrote his will in Franklin Co, TN; witnessed by Abraham Kuykendall
1830 - AL Census, Marion Co: James owned 14 slaves
1840 - 1842,James died in Yalobusha Co, MS
1845/6 - will probated (information from Pat Swearengen)
A STUDY OF METCALFS by Clayton G. Metcalf, page 63.
on Dec. 2, 2006.
[Son of James, above is said to be: William James METCALFE; Lt. Col.; Birth: Abt 1770-1780 in , , Hampshire, Virginia; Death: 1842 in , , Yalobusha, Mississippi; Burial: 1842 Metcalfe Cemet., Oakland, Yalobusha Co., MS;
- born VA
17?? - married
1798 - son, James Jr born Buncombe Co. NC
1799 - Sep 22, Wm bought from Abraham Kuykendall, 150 acres, Mud Creek,Buncombe
Co., NC; BK 5, page 58; Index to Deeds, 1783-1850
Were in Alabama; having adjoining lands with the Kuykendall family.
1800 - NC Census, Buncombe Co: 2 males under 10, 1 male 26-45,1 female under 10
1812 - Franklin Co, TN Tax List: William Metcalfe
1812 - served under Gen. Coffee in the Battle of New Orleans on Jan 8 1815
1815 - Nov 13, appointed Col. of 1st West TN Militia
1817 - living in Mississippi Indian Territory, Chickasaw Agency
1817 - this area became Alabama Territory.
Note: Indian Territory 1815, first Al counties formed 1817, this area was Marion
Co 1818, became a state 1819, area became Tuscaloosa and Pickens Co 1820,
Lamar Co, 1877 and still Lamar Co in 1992.
1818 - in AL Archives is letter written by Col Metcalfe to Gov. Bibb, sent from
Marion Co. AL
1819 - delegate to the AL Constitutional Convention from Franklin Co.
and signed the Alabama Constitution in Huntsville, AL
1820 - AL State Senator
1821 - Feb 26, Huntsville Land Rec., Marion Co: Wm. Metcalf, Geo White, Lemuel
Bean, Jabez Fitsgerrald & Francis Shoemake bought Sec 1, Twp 12, Rgn 14W
1821 - Jun 7, Huntsville Land Rec, Marion Co: William, Sec 11, Twp 14, 12W
1828 - til 1830 his son, James served as State Senator
1830 - AL Census, Maion Co: William owned 20 slaves, AL; age 50-60
1833 - Mar 24, took oath of office as Police Commissioner of Yalobusha Co. MS
house site for the county seat at Coffeeville, MS
1834 - Mar 27, first board met in Hendersonville
1840 - MS Census, Yalobusha Co, MS: living next to Robert McMinn & Kuykendalls
1842 - died on homestead 2 miles east of Oakland on the Oakland & Coffeeville
Rd, Yalobusha Co, MS
1843 - Will of Elder James Metcalfe was probated (his father)
1844 - Nov 4, James Jr & Robert St. Clair Rayburn posted bond of $50,000 and
were granted the administration of the Estate of Colonel William Metcalfe
HISTORY OF ALABAMA, VOL IV, "1830 - very few people owned slaves. William with
20 was one of the largest."
MS YALOBUSHA COUNTY, MS; VOL 4 #3 Fall 1980 pg 74,75
PICKETTS HISTORY OF AL; VOL 2 pg 401-402
AL OFFICIAL REGISTER; pg 1180
# _UID: 83A4EC912D314DE9A21A88637639EFEF6CB0
# Change Date: 23 Sep 2005
Father: James Sr. METCALFE b: Abt 1740-1750 in , , Hampshire, Virginia
Mother: Mary CLAYPOOLE b: in , Hardy/, Hampshire Co., VA
Marriage 1 Ester or Easter KUYKENDALL b: Abt 1779 in , , Buncombe, NC
* Married: Abt 1795 in , , Buncombe, NC
* Change Date: 23 Sep 2005]
1782. Great Britain begins transporting American Loyalists from the colonies.
1782. A horse was given by Metcalf DEGRAFFENREID for the patriot cause: “Nicholas HOBSON for a horse impressed from Mitcalf de GRAFFENREIDT.” (Lunenburg County, Virginia Publick Claims 1780-1784, p. 18)
1 June 1782. From the Department of Archives, Virginia State Library, Richmond, VA, Land Book. King & Queen County, 1782-1799. “A List of the valuations of Land return’d June 1st 1782 by Peter DUDLEY and William COURTNEY, Commissioners.” Thomas METCALF is listed with 700 acres of land. (Virginia Colonial Abstracts by Beverly Fleet, Vol. II, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1988, p. 143.)
25 Mar 1782. Kimble HIX FOR 7 ½ BU CORN, 100# hay for Berkeley Militia cert. by Allen METCALF QM L1; 50# hay, paturing 1 beef & 1 horse for Hampshire Militia cert. by Anthony Baker QM. (Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, Vol. 1, compiled and transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA., 1992, p. 351.)
1 May 1782. John METCALF married Milly SHACKELFORD. (Fauquier County, VA Bicentennial Committee and the Board of Supervisors of Fauquier, 1959.)
9 Apr 1782. At a court continued and held at the courthouse in the county of King and Queen the 9th day of April 1782, for the purpose of receiving and adjusting the claims against the publick. Certificates were given 1780-1782 unless otherwise noted. T. METCALFE cert. Given by Jo. DONIPHAN, 5 bushels of corn, 10 shillings. (Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, Vol. II., Compiled and Transcribed by Jancie L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA, 1992, p. 548.)
Apr 1782. Stephen COOKE 23 sheeves corn fodder for horses of Capt. Cuthbert ANDERSON Co. of Berkeley Militia on march to headquarters Nov. 1780, Cuthbert ANDERSON, Capt., Allen METCALF QM Cont. L6.1.11. ..on return from Hillsborough to Winchester Nov 1780 by David KENNEDAY Commis. Cont. 3 s; ferriage 51 men, 5 horses, a waggon for Berkley militia under Capt. Cuthbert ANDERSON on march to join the Army at headquarters Nov 1780 by Cuthbert ANDERSON, Capt. Allen Metcalf QM Cont. 15s-6" (Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, Vol. 1, compiled and transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA., 1992, p.287.)
June 1782. Carter Henry HARRISON for 331 # beef for Capt. Cuthbert ANDERSON’S militia from Berkely [Berkeley] County on march to head quarters in North Carolina Nov. 1780 Allen METCALF QM Cont. (Virginia Revolutionary Publick Claims, Vol. 1, compiled and transcribed by Janice L. Abercrombie and Richard Slatten, Iberian Publishing Co., Athens, GA., 1992, p. 304.)
10 Sep 1782. John MIDKIFF m. Mary PARSONS by the Rev. John BAILEY. (Pittsylvania County Marriage records)
18 Nov 1782. Losses to the British in Nansemond County, 1782, by L.H. Hart. Lists of property owners and description of losses they incurred by the British which are found in Executive Communications of the Virginia State Library, Archives Division. Wm. MEDCALF, Stock L15, Total L 15.0.0. (The Southside Virginian, Vol. 2, Number 2, January 1984, Lyndon H. Hart, J. Christian Kolbe, editors, p. 101.)
25 Nov 1782. On the motion of John METCALFE who made Oath and executed and acknowledged Bond as the law directs, Certificate is granted him for obtaining letters of administration of the estate of Benjamin BLAND, dec’d., unadministered by Mary BLAND, late Administratrix. (Fauquier Co. Minute Book Abstracts, by Ruth & Sam Sparacio, 1997, p. 81.)
[Mary Bland was the mother in law of John Metcalfe who married Diana Gwatkins.]
1783. List of Taxable Property, Tythes and Number Whites and Blacks, Taken by Nicholas Hobson, for the Year 1783. Lunenburg Co., VA.
Tithes Whites Blacks