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

John Dennis

Male 1608 - Bef 1650  (< 41 years)


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  • Name John Dennis 
    Birth 1608  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Bef 1650  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I81059  Tree1
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

    Father Family Tennison 
    Relationship natural 
    Family ID F34306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne MNU Dennis,   b. Abt 1612, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. Bef 1654, Northampton, County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Marriage Abt 1628  Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. John 'Jr' Dennis,   b. Bef 1628, Accomack County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 Jul 1652, Great Wicomico, Northumberland County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location (Age > 24 years)  [Father: natural]
    Family ID F2594  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2024 

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    • === Contributed by Ralph D. Smith

      Dec. 27, 1633 - The Accomack Co., Va. will of Robert Edmound, probated Nov. 16, 1635, leaves to my wife and child "410 pounds of tobacco which lyeth in Thomas Cole, John Dennis and Robert Swanson's hands for my plantation, and four hundred and fifty(?) pounds to tobacco to be paid to John Sands for the plantation." Edmound's will also leaves to his wife and child 1000 lbs. of tobacco that Daniel Cugly doth owe me.
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 40.

      Sep. 15, 1634 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. John Dennis, aged 24 years or thereabouts, sworne and examined, sayeth that Edward Drew accused William Crozier that he had taken a false oath the last court day.
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 23.
      Source: Houston, William R. M. and Mihalyka, Jean M., "Colonial Residents of Virginia's Eastern Shore," p. 28.]

      July 31, 1635 - A John Dennis sailed from Gravesend, England on July 31, 1635, at the age of 22, in the ship "Merchant's Hope," after examination by the Minister at Gravesend, touching his conformitie to the Church Discipline of England, and after having taken the Oath of Allegiance and Supremacy.
      Source: Lynn Perry's 1963 history of the Dennis family, p. 8, citing Hutton, p. 116.

      Nov. 1636 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "Robert West . . . sayeth that William Ward in the time of keeping of the lady Dals chattell [Lady Dale's cattle] he [Ward] was at John Dennis' house one whole day playing at nyne pins by means whereof the chattell [cattle] did trespass Henry Charelton and eat his corn."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 61.

      Jan. 1636/7 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "Upon the complaint of Thomas Hunt against the security of John Dennis and Pasko Crooker for that they did not appear at this court according to a warrant, It is ordered that the Sheriffe of this county shall make payment unto the said Hunt so much corn, as it doth apppear they had the boate according to conditions which was 1 barrell the week, 2 barrells 2 weeks."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 66.

      July 1637 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "Whereas John Dennis oweth unto Stephen Charleton 140 lbs. of tobacco, It is thereupon ordered that he shall put in good security unto the said Charleton for payment of the said debt or remain in the Sheriff's hands until he shall put in such security as aforesaid."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 78.

      May 1638 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "Whereas John Dennis hath complained in Court for a sow sold by John Parramore to the said Dennis and the same being at the house of the said Parramore, It is ordered that the said Dennis shall have the sow redelivered unto him and if he hath not payed John Cosh for the said sow, that then the said Parramore shall have the same again."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 106.

      June 1638 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "The deposition of William Mellinge, gent., had and taken in open Court. This deponent saith that he heard John Parramoure say that he had sold John Dennis a sow and a barrow shoat that were in the woods and that they went from the said Mr. Melling's house at the head of the Kinges Creeke."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 114.

      July 1638 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "The deposition of Mr. John Neale had and taken in open Court. This deponent saith that John Cause told him that he would (make oath) at any time before any Magistrate whatsoever to depose (that he never) received any satisfaction at all from John Dennis or from (him for the use) of any other for him, for a sow which is now in controversy (betwixt the) said Dennis and John Parramoure."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 115.

      Aug. 1638 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered that John Dennis for his contempt against an order of Court shall receive 20 lashes on the back."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 116

      Aug. 1638 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered that John Holloway shall have 160 pounds of tobacco out of a bill in Stephen Charleton's hands being due from John Dennis unto him the said Holloway."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 117.

      Aug. 1638 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered that John Dennis shall deliver or cause to be delivered unto John Parramore such and so good a sow and with pigge, as the sow which was lately killed by the said Dennis and was in question between them at this Court."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," Page 117-18.

      Dec. 1639 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered that John Denis [sic] for reviling (speeches) used against good wife Willyams shall sit in (the stocks) and ask forgiveness of the said goodwife (Willyams.)"
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 156.

      Dec. 1639 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "The deposition of Thomas Jones. This deponent saith that he being in the house of (Hen)ry Willyams when John Denis [sic] came thither, the said Denis then demanding what was the reason that Goodwife Willyams should say his horns were to big, the said goodwife then answereth that she meant not his horns, but the horns of the cows, whereupon the said woman follow with these speeches calling of Dennis knave and base knave, the said Denis then replying that she was a whore and a base whore, whereupon the said woman flew at him and heaved a pipkin at him the said Denis."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," Page 157-8.

      Feb. 1639/40 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "The deposition of Garrett Andr(ewes). This deponent, aged 30, sayeth [indecipherable portions of text] the house of John Denis, Thomas (Hunt) [indecipherable]."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1632-1640," p. 159.
      Comment: Ames states that this matter concerned an agreement between Thomas Hunt and William Berriman about land.

      Nov. 1640 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. John Dennis, Zachias Turner and John Little, their recognizance to his Majestie the King in the amount of 100 pounds English money. The condition of this recognizance is that the above bound John Dennis of Accomack, planter, appear at James City before the Governor and Counsell at the next Quarter Court, then and there to prosecute against John Wilkins, gentleman.
      John Wilkins of Accomack, gent., and Alexander Mountney of the same, planter, their recognizance to his Majestie the King in the amount of 100 pounds English money. The condition of this recognizance is that the above bound John Wilkins appear at James City before the Governor and Counsell at the next Quarter Court, then and there to answer the suit of John Dennis.
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," Page 41-2.

      Sep. 1641 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered that a warrant be directed to the Sheriff to impannell a jury of 12 able men to find damages according to a former verdict and information by a jury formerly impannelled about the difference depending between Mr. Wilkins, John Dennis and Pascho Crocker."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 121.

      Mar. 1641/2 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered by this Court that John Wilkins shall upon sight hereof put in sufficient security unto his Majestie in the penalty of 500 pounds sterling for his appearance at the next Quarter Court, then and there to answer the suit of John Dennis and Pascho Crocker, And in case of his non performance to make payment of what the jury in the said cause hath formerly awarded."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 143.

      Apr. 1642 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "Whereas there is a certain difference depending between Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis and Pasco Crocker which cause was referred by the Governor and Counsell from James City for the ending and determining thereof, Now upon the humble request and voluntary profer of the said Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis that they the said Mr. Wilkins and Dennis might choose 5 able and sufficient men (viz.) . . . as Arbitrators to put a period to the said cause and that the said Mr. John Rosier [one of the named arbitrators] should (if in case any difference be) have a casting voice to conclude of all the said difference and the Arbitrement to final. And for the performance of the award and Arbitrement of the said 5 Arbitrators they the said Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis in open Court doth bind themselves each one to other in the penalty and forfeitine [sic; "forfeiture"?] of 500 pounds sterling to be paid by him that refuseth to stand to the award and Arbitration to whose request the Board (taking into serious consideration and thinking it to be meete [sic] and requisite) did condescend and allow."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 163.

      May 1642 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "(Mr. Neale his Attestation). I John Neale of Accomack being the attorney of Mr. John Wilkins at his going for England in the year 1636 Mr. Melling arrested him being not above 3 months after the business was dismissed at James Town in the time of Capt. John West his Government, Mr. Melling being as deeply engaged in the matter as either Dennis or Pasco, so Mr. Melling finding that I bailed him came to me and desired to have all differences between him and Wilkins put to Arbitration so I was content in Wilkins his behalf so Melling sealed a bond to me of 500 pounds sterling, I doing the like to him that Mr. Kemp Secretry should end it Melling being for himself and the other as he said, so it coming to be arbitrated I showed the writing to the Arbitrator with a Certificate from the commissioners hands of Accomack being Mr. Robins, Capt. William Stone, Mr. Burdett and Mr. William Andrews concerning the behavior of Wilkins, and the behavior of Melling, Dennis and Pasco the words to my best remembrance, were these that Wilkins they had been all long acquainted with him, And that they never see nor hear by him of any ill carriage towards any person whatsoever, Contrary the Certificate they gave of Melling, Dennis and Pasco was that they lived very basely and suspiciously in the County, so Mr. Secretary finding how the business was, told me that an end should be put to it, so Melling at his coming home to Accomack desired that the bonds might be cancelled between Wilkins and him and so they were and all was ended, dated this Dec. 1, 1640, this I aver to truth and will be deposed if I be required thereto. Signed John Neale. Recorded May 5, 1642."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," Page 165-6.

      May 1642 - Accomack Co., Va. Court. "Memorandum that whereas Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis doth stand bound each to other in the sum of 500 pounds sterling to stand to the award and arbitrement of Arbitrators by them elected for the ending and determining of differences depending between the said Mr. John Wilkins and John Dennis and Pasco Crocker the said bond was this day demanded in Court by the said Mr. John Wilkins and a bond by him the said Mr. John Wilkins with security tendered unto the said Dennis for payment of his tobacco and it was denied by the said Dennis."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 171.

      Jan. 1642/3 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "Whereas it appeareth to this Courty by specialty under the hand of John Dennis that the said Dennis doth owe and stand indebted unto Mathew Williams attorney of James Knott the quantity of 800 pounds weight of tobacco which the said debt being of long standing, It is therefore ordered by this Court that the said John Dennis shall put in present security to satisfy and pay the said debt with forbearance at 8 pounds of tobacco percent for every year that it hath been due, If in case the said Dennis doth not make sufficient proof by the next monthly Court holden at Northampton that the said debt of 800 pounds of tobacco is fully satisfied."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 243.
      Comment: Up until this point the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia was Accomack Co. Beginning in 1643 the entire Eastern Shore of Virginia was Northampton Co.

      Feb. 1642/3 -Northampton Co., Va. Court. The inventory of Robert Newton, deceased, lists "John Dennis 5 shillings."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 249.
      Comment: It appears that Dennis owed Newton's estate rather than vice versa.

      Mar. 1642/3 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered by this Court that Capt. William Roper and Mr. Edmund Scarbrough shall put a period to a difference now depending between Henry Williams Plaintiff and John Dennis Defendant concerning land."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 258.

      Mar. 1642/3 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered by this Court that John Dennis shall within 20 days satisfy and pay unto Mathew Williams attorney of James Knott, the quantity of 800 pounds weight of tobacco being due by specialty or else execution etc."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 263.

      July 1643 - Northampton Co., Va. Court.
      "The deposition of Luke Stubbings, merchant, taken in open Court. This deponent saith that . . . ." [the arbitrators in a dispute between Thomas Hunt and Thomas Stratton concerning a boat were Luke Stubbings, Mr. William Burdett, Mr. Thomas Johnson and John Dennis. Thomas Stratton was a minor and the issue was whether his "kinsman" John Stratton would pay an award against Thomas.]
      "The deposition of John Dennis taken in open Court. This deponent saith that . . . . The mark of John Dennis." [repeats the contents of the Luke Stubbings deposition and states that Stubbings was a substitute arbitrator for Robert West who did not appear when the arbitrators went to view the boat.]
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," Page 283-4.

      July 1643 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. John Dennis sits on the jury in a case between Mr. Obedience Robins and John Coleman, his servant, in which Coleman was seeking to have a year taken off his period of servitude. The jury, although sympathetic to the facts in Coleman's favor, found for Robins.
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 288.

      July 1643 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "The deposition of Thomas Hunt taken in open Court. This deponent saith that 3 weeks ago the boat that was taken up by John Dennis, John Walton, John Parramore and Francis Stockeley was sufficient to carry the goods up to the ship."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 289.

      Oct. 1643 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered by this Court that an attachment shall issue out against a debt of 250 pounds of tobacco in the hands of John Parramoore due unto the estate of Nicholas Palmer, deceased, as also against a debt of 200 pounds of tobacco in the hands of John Dennis due to the said estate at the suit of Martin Kennett being given by deed of gift unto the said Kennett by the said Palmer in consideration of his provision and attendance in the time of his sickness until the next County Court holden at Northampton."
      "Be it known unto all men by these presents that if in case I Nicholas Palmer do die I give unto Martin Kennett 250 pounds of tobacco due to me from John Parramoore and 200 pounds of tobacco being due unto me from John Dennis in consideration of my provision and attendance in the time of my sickness. Signed Nicholas Palmer."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 309.

      Feb. 10, 1643/4 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "A Certificate granted unto John Dennis for 350 acres. Richard Packer, Charles Wallgrave, Barbary Dennis, Robert Swanson, a servant of Capt. Stones, Thomas Long, Thomas Other."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 329.
      Comment: It would be my assumption that Barbara was transported to Virginia while she was still single and that she is shown here as "Dennis" becasue she has m. John in the interim. It would be 5 1/2 years before John exercised this Certificate and received 350 acres of specific land. A long delay between Certificate and Patent was not permitted in Maryland but was in Virginia.

      Feb. 1643/4 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "Whereas by the Arbitration of Mr. William Burdett, deceased, Luke Stubbings, merchant, Mr. Thomas Johnson and John Dennis of and concerning a boat take away by Thomas Stratton from the landing place of Thomas Hunt's Plantation which boat belonging unto the said Hunt was split in a gust or storm wherefore the said Stratton was by the said Arbitration enjoined to satisfy and pay unto the said Thomas Hunt 400 pounds of merchantable tobacco with such charges as should be expended in the suit, And the said Hunt to have and possess his boat so split, It is therefore thought fit and accordingly ordered by this Court that the said Stratton shall fully perform the said Arbitration in every particular according unto the true intent and meaning thereof."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 328.

      Feb. 1643/4 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered by this Court that John Dennis shall satisfy and pay unto Martin Kennett, cooper, the quantity of 200 pounds of merchantable tobacco forthwith being due unto the said Kennett by deed of gift under the hands of Nicholas Palmer deceased."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 329.

      May 1644 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "Whereas John Parramoore did bestow his pains in the finding and taking up of a small skiff at Sandy Island and in fetching the said skiff about which was gone adrift and John Dennis having bought the said skiff of the Governor, It is therefore ordered by this Court that the said Dennis shall at the crop pay unto John Parramoore the quantity of 100 pounds of tobacco in consideration of his pains and labor or else execution etc."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," Page 362-3.

      May 1644 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered by this Court that Humphrey Edwards shall at the next crop pay unto John Dennis or his assignee the quantity of 200 pounds of tobacco with forbearance at 8 pound per cent being security with Robert Wyard for payment of the said tobacco as by specialty appeareth or else execution."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 363.

      Feb. 1644/5 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. John Dennis sits on the jury in the case of John Cogan vs. Christopher Gettings. The jury finds that Christopher Gettings shall be responsible unto John Cogan for 4 yards of Scotch linen and one coat which the said Gettings confesseth he had, It doth not appear that the said Gettings had the 14 yards of Taffeta and piece of Holland which the said Cogan chargeth him in his petition.
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 407.

      Apr. 1645 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered by this Court that Thomas Hunt and John Dennis shall view what is wanting of the finishing of a house which Mathew Pett deceased was by agreement to build for Richard Buckland having received payment (viz.) of 4 lengths of boards and a partition and a Weltch chimney at the end of the house, and to make report thereof at the next County Court."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 427.

      May 1645 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "We whose names are hereunder written do adjudge and our opinion is that the work that is to do about the finishing of the house is worth 225 pounds of tobacco being to do one half to weatherboard the partition weltch chimney and loft to lay and dore [door?]. Thomas Hunt, the mark of John Dennis."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 436.

      May 1645 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "The deposition of John Dennis taken in open Court. This Deponent saith that he knoweth Edmond Scarburgh bought of Joell Gibbs a certain parcel of milk tubs, another powdering tub, a churn, one pail or two, for the other particulars this deponent knoweth not, For which the said Edmond Scarburgh was to pay him as much stuff as to make him the said Joell a suit which stuff I brought over from Mr. Scarburgh his house and saw it delivered to the said Joell. The mark of John Dennis."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 439.

      Sep. 1645 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. "It is ordered by this Court that John Dennis shall this ensuing crop (viz.) by the last of October next satisfy and pay unto Godfrey Hayes or his assignee 120 pounds of good merchantable tobacco in leaf, 2400 of 6d nails, and 680 of 4d nails, all being due by account with the charges of the Court and all differences and accounts cleared between the said Dennis and Hayes to this day or else execution etc."
      Source: Ames, Susie M., "County Court Records of Accomack-Northampton, Virginia, 1640-1645," p. 456.

      Apr. 1646 - John Dennis, Henry Bagwell and John Harloe are the appraisers of the inventory of William Hookings. Nicholas Hall as major creditor was the administrator of Hookings' estate. Hookings' widow was Anne Hookings and she succeeded to the administration of the estate after Nicholas Hall's death.
      Source: Marshall, James H., "Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton County, Virginia, 1632-1802," p. 18.

      Aug. 1646 - The undated Northampton Co., Va. will of Nicholas Hall, probated Aug. 28, 1646, names John Dennis and Francis Stockley overseers. Hall's will leaves property to Anne Hookings, Francis Stockley and Henry Williams, and to John Dennis he leaves "my gun and locke." Witnesses: Henry Williams and John Stockley.
      Source: Marshall, James H., "Abstracts of the Wills and Administrations of Northampton County, Virginia, 1632-1802," p. 18.

      Jan. 1653/4 - Northampton Co., Va. Court. Whereas it appeareth to the court that one John Godwyn standeth indebted unto John Dennis the sum and quantity of 500 pounds of tobacco and cask, due long since and for as much as this day Mr. John Browne of Northampton County hath acknowledged (in open court) that there is in his hands, due unto the said John Godwyn, 500 pounds of tobacco. It is therefore ordered that the said Mr. John Browne shall forthwith make payment unto Lt. Col. Obedience Robins attorney of Thomas Crowdye, the assignees of John Dennis the said sum and quality of 500 pounds of tobacco and cask, with court charge.
      Source: Walczyk, Frank V., "Northampton County, Va. - Orders, Deeds & Wills, 1651-1654 Book IV," p. 184.
      Comment: This record and the other Northampton Co. records of John Dennis below do not prove that John was still living on the Eastern Shore of Virginia at the time, only that he had earlier been living there. This gives rise to 3 separate schools of thought: (1) he was still living on the Eastern Shore even though no record has been found to prove it; (2) he died on the Eastern Shore ca. 1650 although there are no estate records for him there and these records do not refer to John as "deceased"; (3) he moved to Northumberland Co., Va. and is the John Dennis found there.

      Oct. 1654 - Thomas Stratton is granted 257 acres in Northampton Co., being a neck called Aqusca, Wly. upon Old Plantation Creek, and Creek, Nly. on John Dennis, and Sly. on Henry Charlton. 150 acres granted to William Roper Nov. 6, 1636 and assigned unto said Stratton, and 107 acres for the transportation of 2 persons: Alice (or Alin - altered) Stratton and Thomas Stratton.
      Source: Nugent, Nell M., "Cavaliers and Pioneers," Vol. 1, p. 295.
      Comment: A Sep. 1636 grant of 150 acres to William Roper describes the granted land as between John Dennis and Henry Charlton.

      Mar. 26, 1662 - Benjamin Stratton, son and heir of Thomas Stratton is granted 257 acres in Northampton Co., being a neck of land called Acquasca, bounding W. upon the Old Plantation and Creek, N. on John Dennis, S. on Henry Charlton, E. between 2 branches etc. Granted to Thomas Stratton, Oct. 5, 1654.
      Source: Nugent, Nell M., "Cavaliers and Pioneers," Vol. 1, p. 418.

      Nov. 1682 - Benjamin Stratton is granted 247 acres in Northampton Co. called Aquasta Neck; W. upon the Old plantation and creek; N. on John Dennis; S. on Henry Charleton etc., Granted to his father Thomas Stratton 5 Oct. 1654 and due him as the son and heir of Thomas Stratton.
      Source: Nugent, Nell M., "Cavaliers and Pioneers," Vol. 2, p. 246.

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      (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, vol 1, Accomack County)
      August 8, 1636. At a court in Accomack, John Dennis, aged 28 or there abouts, says Roger Roads and Mr Melling fell into hot words, Roads saying Melling killed his sow, etc.
      [This record establishes that John Dennis, Jr. was born in about 1608.]
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      January 5, 1634. At a court in Accomack, John Dennis is ordered to pay Mr Obedience Robins 24 lb
      tobacco, and goodwife Haynie 166 lb tobacco.
      February 19, 1634. At a court in Accomack, Mr Obedience Robins to have order against the goods of John Dennis to value 190 lb tobacco due.

      December 29, 1639. At a court in Accomack, John Dennis to sit in the stocks for reviling speech against goodwife Williams, and ask her forgiveness. (p. 200)

      (Virginia Colonial Abstracts, vol 1, Accomack County)
      June 4, 1635. Daniel Cugley. 400 acres for transporting Paschal Crocker, Peter Varlow, Thomas Dymer, George Luckin, Thomas Peak, John Champion, Leonard Lenards, and John Dennis. [Did John Dennis name his son, Paschal, after Paschal Crocker? If so, does this suggest Barbara was related to Paschal Crocker?]
      April 5, 1636. William Mellinge and John Dennis appraised the goods of Mr Nicholas Throgmorton,
      granted to James Cook.

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      The first of the family to arrive in America was John DENNIS; b. in England, 1612; sailed from Gravesend in Ye Merchants Hope, 31st July, 1635, for Virginia; about 1651 he moved to Northumberland County, Virginia, where he died. Colonial Families of the United States of America: Volume 4

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