Early Colonial Settlers of Southern Maryland and Virginia's Northern Neck Counties

William Byrd

Male 1652 - 1704  (52 years)


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  • Name William Byrd  [1
    Birth 1652  London, Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death 4 Dec 1704  Westover, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I25329  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Family Bird 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F16886  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Maria 'Mary' Horsmanden,   b. Abt 1652, Hampton, Lenham Parish, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 9 Nov 1699, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 47 years) 
    Marriage 1673  Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Byrd,   b. 28 Mar 1674, Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 26 Aug 1744, Westover Plantation, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years)  [Father: natural]
     2. Ursula Byrd,   b. 29 Nov 1681, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Oct 1698, Jamestown, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 16 years)  [Father: natural]
     3. Mary Byrd,   b. 26 Feb 1684, Westover, Charles City County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1720, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age < 35 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F16885  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

  • Notes 
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      http://www.provenlines.com/hist21.html

      The Rebellion known as Bacon's Rebellion had it's beginnings in 1675 and was ended early in 1677 in Virginia, however, the year of the actual conflict was in 1676. Sometimes referred to as the precursor to the American Revolution, it is ironic that it was exactly 100 years before a rebellion would be launched that succeeded in independence from Great Britain. Listed below are the names of over 100 individuals who took part in the Rebellion. There are, without a doubt, many hundreds not listed herein. * Notes individuals executed for their participation in Bacon's Rebellion.

      Byrd, Col. William
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 45
      Lancaster County Court 12th of October 1687
      - Certificate according to Act of Assembly is granted unto Mr. WILLIAM BIRD for the transportacon of himselfe, ROBERT FAIRE, WILLIAM BENEN, THOMAS TINDALL, MARY ADAMS and sixteene Negroes in all Twenty one persons into this Country
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 49
      Lancaster County Court 9th of November 1687
      - At this Court, DENIS CARTY is recorded Mr. EDWARD PERROTTs Attorney in the difference at this Court betweene him and Mr. WILLIAM BIRD
      - It appeareing to this Court that EDWARD PERROTT stands indebted unto Mr. WILLIAM BIRD the sume of tenn pounds and tenn shillings currant money of England due by Acco: Oath being made by the sd. BIRD to the truth thereof, It is therefore ordered that the same bee forthwith paide with costs
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 51
      Lancaster County Court 9th of November 1687
      - WILLIAM BENIN, Servant to THOMAS TATTNELL, Taylor, appeareing at this Court. the said TATTNELL exhibitted an Assignemt. for the said BENIN from one WILLIAM BIRD for the terme of six yeares condiconally that the said TATTNELL doe keepe the said BENIN wholy at the trade of a Taylor and instruct him therein which the said TATTNELL in open Court refuseing to doe, It is therefore ordered that the said BENIN doe serve the said TATTNELL foure yeares from this day and noe longer
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 60
      Lancaster County Court 10th of November 1687
      Judgemt. against EDWARD PARROTT for Tenn pounds and Tenn shillings money sterling due by Acco., with costs, who fayleing to make payment thereof according to the tenor of the sd. Order, the said BIRD had execucon against the said PERROTTs Estate in this County for sattisfaccon of the said Debt and costs, which as appeares by the returne thereof was executed upon one Negro man apprized (by the persons legally appointed), at Twenty foure pounds sterling money, the said BIRD complaineing to this Court that hee hath not money to pay the surplus of the said Apprizemt., It is therefore ordered according to Law that the Sheriff of this County doe forthwith sell the said Negro at an Out Cry, and after haveing sattisfied unto the said BIRD the said Order and costs of suite, to deliver the surplusage of the said Negro sold as aforesd. unto the said PARROTT
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      1687-1691 Lancaster County, Virginia Order Book [Antient Press]; Page 73
      Lancaster County Court 11th of April 1688
      In the difference depending at this Court betweene Capt. THOMAS CARY, Commander of the Ship. "ADVENTURE of LONDON," Plt., and Mr.WILLIAM BIRD, Defendt., in matter of Acct. for Freight of goods, English Servts. and slaves shipt by the said BIRD from BARBADOES to bee delivered to the saide BIRD at the Porte of RAPPAHANOCK in Virginia: together with other charges incident the same being referred to a Jury who by their verdicte under their hands, doe finde that there is due from the saide WILLIAM BIRD to the saide THOMAS CARY, upon ballance for fraighte of the saide goods and passages of Servts. and slaves, and other charges, Forty one pounds, six shillings and nine pence money sterling, which is ordered to bee forthwith paide with costs
      - Wee the Subscribers being sworne to examine a difference depending betweene
      THOMAS CARY, Plt. and WILLIAM BIRD, Defendt., in matter of Freight of goods and passages of Servants and slaves, together with all damages on either side sustained which wee finde in manner and forme foll: (vizt.)
      To 12 tonn of goods as by Bill of Ladeing at 1 lb. 10 sh. Sterling p Tonn 18 00 00
      To the passages of three white Servants and eight Negroes at 1 lb.
      15 sh: p head,which is due in money, which is our opinion 19 05 00
      To eight slaves more for which noe Bill of Ladeing appeares at
      1 lb. 15s per head in money is 14 00 00
      To one white Servt. at 02 00 00
      To Mr. WM. BIRD his owne passage 02 10 00
      To primage for 12 tonn of goods 01 04 00
      To yor owne and Servts. head money at 6d. p head 00 10 06
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      57 09 06
      P Contra Cr,
      By Cash recd. in BARBADOES 06 00 00
      By one barrill & 1/2 of Powder 04 10 00
      By 35 galls. 1/2 of Rum 04 08 09
      By six paires of gloves By 00 17 06 a Cite Hogshd. 00 07 06
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      116 13 19
      By a paide of Shooes for yor: man 00 03 00
      By Custome of 90 galls of Rum at 00 05 00
      Ballance due to Capt. THOMAS CARY 41 06 09

      Wee finde due upon ballance of the within Acct. forty one pounds,six shillings and nine pence sterl: to bee paide to the Plaintiff and doe finde noe damage sustained by the Plaintiff for want of his Freight to this time nor by the Defendt. for nullidge of his leavies or punishing his slaves. As Witness our hands this 11th of April 1688
      JOHN PURVIS MICH: CLUGSTON
      THO: HASTED SAMUELL DODSON
      JNO: ARBUNLET JOHN BENNSKILL
      MOSES JONES RICHARD FEATHERSTON
      THOS BAKER ALEXR: ENGLISH
      ANTHO: KARR ALEXR ATKINS
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      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 11
      COL. WM. BYRD, 5644 acs., Henrico Co; on S. side of James River, 29 Oct. 1696, Page 68. Beg. at land of Walter Clatworthy; crossing 3 branches, to Elam's path; crossing falling Cr., & a br. of Pockashock Br; to his former
      survey, &c. Imp. of 113 pers: Wm. Thompson, Sarni. Oulton (or Outran), Eliz. Johnson, Eliz. Morris, Tho. Water-son, Tha. Jonagan, Dennis Collaugh, Oneal McDonnel, Saml, Sisero, Joan Sisero, Susan Allaby, Sarah Tonsy, John Williams; & 100 Negroes.*
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      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 75
      WILLIAM BYRD, 1200 acs., King Wm. Co; bet. the Herring Creeks; beg. on N. side of Mattepony Riv., bet. Yarbrough's ferry & Bird's Quarter; to just below mouth of Little Br; by Williams' plantation; to an old feild near Whites house; by run of Middle Herring Cr. Sw; 23 Oct. 1703, Page 554. Trans. of 24 pers: Mary Ring, Geo. Bridges, William Harvey, Paul Thrift, Toby Fowler, Eliz. Downman, Tho, Williams, Wm. Rochester, Wm. Lea, Joseph Clerk, Anne Coleburne, Thomas Wythy, Eliz. Wythy, Isaack Portee, Alexr. Danielson, Anne Danielson, Josias Bissell, John Thomas, Oliver Billinger. Sarah Taylor, Evan Hughs. Mary English, Sarah Soane, Humphry Fryer.
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      1695-1706 Cavaliers and Pioneers, Patent Book No. 9; [Nell Marion Nugent]; Page 86
      HONBLE. WM. BYRD, ESQR., 344 acs., Henrico Co; on S. side of James River, "within the limitts of the land laid out for the French Refugees but not by any of them seated"; 20 Oct. 1704, Page 612. Bounded, vizt: "Begin-ing at a corner upon the upper Manakin Creek in the french head line thence along the same East forty Degrees South two hundred & eighty Pole to a corner thence North Eight Degrees East three hundred & sixteen pole to a corner upon the creek below the Cole Mine thence up the water course of the same according to the several! meanders." Trans. of 7 pers.* Note: Paid her Majesty for 7 rights as appears by a certificate of the abovesaid Wm. Byrd, Esqr., being Auditor.
      SAME. 507 acs; same Co., date, & page. On S. side of James River; beg. on the water course of Powhite Cr., on N. side of same; adj. his former survey, &c. Trans. of 11 pers.* Note: Same as above.
      SAME. 3664 acs; same Co., & date; Page 613. S. side of James River, on both sides the Road to the French settlement; beg. upon water course of Powhite Cr; to cor. of Mr. Thomas Jefferson & partners; up water course of Lucey's Br; above the spring; to cor. of
      Sbamapoke; up water course of Poco-shock; &c. Trans. of 74 pers.* Note: Same as second above.

  • Sources 
    1. [S74] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from Tyler's Quarterly Historical and Genealogical Magazine.

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