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

Larkin Chew

Male Abt 1734 - Abt 1801  (~ 67 years)


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  • Name Larkin Chew  [1
    Birth Abt 1734  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Abt 1801  Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I32862  Tree1
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2024 

    Father Larkin Chew,   b. 1698, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 21 Sep 1770, Spotsylvania County, Virginia - Probate Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Mother Mary Beverley,   b. 11 Nov 1699, Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Aft 1770, St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 72 years) 
    Relationship natural 
    Marriage 30 Sep 1733  St. George's Parish, Spotsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F13082  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book - Colonial Militia; [William Armstrong Crozier]:
      At a Court held for Spots. County, February 1780, the following proved their services in the Militia of the Colony 1755 to 1760, raised for the immediate defence thereof:
      Larkin Chew served as Ensign in Col. William Byrd's 2nd Va. Regiment, raised in 1758; served until disbanded, and also served in 1st Va. Regiment as a Lieut., at that time under command of Col. Byrd, served therein until it was disbanded, afterwards entered Regiment commanded by Col. Adam Stephen, and served as Lieut. until it was disbanded.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Order Book - Colonial Militia; [William Armstrong Crozier]:
      At Court held April 17, 1783.
      Agreeable to Act of Assembly concerning pensioners, the Court enquired into condition and state of bodily ability of following Pensioners and persons receiving annual allowance from the commonwealth, vizt., Lieut. Larkin Chew, disability by bad wound in his arm; Lieut. Jno. Chew, jr., same, by loss of left arm; Elijah Estes, by wound in left shoulder, causing his left arm to wither, etc.
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      1774-1782 Spotsylvania County, Virginia Deed Book J; [William Armstrong Crozier];
      Feby. 15, 1776. Wm. Daingerfield of Spts. Co., Gent., to Larkin Chew. Whereas, sd. Daingerfield in right of his wife, Mary, is entitled to reversion in fee of all dower slaves held by Elizabeth Thornton, relict of Reuben Thornton of Caroline Co., Gent., Decd., which she recd. as her dower of the slaves of her former husband, Henry Willis, Gent., Decd., which descended to the sd. Mary Daingerlield, as niece and heiress of the sd. Willis who died intestate and without. issue. sd. Daingerfield conveys the sd. reversion in the sd. slaves, to the sd. Chew, in trust, for the use of sd. Daingerfield, his heirs and assigns forever, etc. Witnesses, Thos. Duerson, Tho. Pritchett, Francis Rose. May 16, 1776.
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 30, 1986 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 59
      1775-1803 British Mercantile Claims
      Claim of Heslop & Blair [p. 20) :
      Larkin Chew, Spotsylvania. £6.10.0. He died in that county about a year ago, insolvent. He was in the
      Indian War under General Washington and received a wound in the arm, in consequence of which he drew a pension from the State of Virginia from that time until his death, which pension was his only means of support.
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      The Virginia Genealogist Volume 31, 1987 [John Frederick Dorman] Page 94
      1775-1803 British Mercantile Claims
      Claims of Wm. Cunningham & Company, 20 May 1801; [Page 56-57]
      Larkin Chew, Spotsylvania. £5.5.11 by account, Fredericksburg Store. He died in Spotsylvania County about three or four years ago, insolvent. He was an officer in the Indian War under Gen. Washington and received a wound in one of his arms that so disabled him that he drew a pension from the State of Virginia of £40 a year during his life. This was all his means of support and constituted his whole estate. At his death his pension ceased and consequently he died insolvent.

  • Sources 
    1. [S72] Genealogies of Virginia Families Vol. I, from the Virginia Magazine of History and Biography.

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