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Submitted by: Sharon Allred Jessop 03/23/2001

Six Generations of the Ivey family in Virginia
and related Mason, Thelaball, Langley & Blanche Families

compiled by Len Evans
Copyright 1998Forward

This history was originally compiled under the assumption that David Anderson Ivey, son of Jesse
Ivey and Sarah Anderson of Sussex County . Virginia was the Anderson lvie who sometime about
the year l800 married Sarah Allred daughter of William Allred and Elizabeth Thrasher, originally
of Randolph County, North Carolina, and was the progenitor of all the Ivies of Utah and other
western states.

The results of my researches were originally distributed to a few relatives in 1992. Now, after six
more years of historical sleuthing. I have come to doubt that David Anderson Ivey and Anderson
Ivie are the same person.

Other than a similarity of names, there is nothing to suggest that they are, and too much geography
gets in the way. David Anderson might possibly have been in Randolph County , North Carolina in
1800 to woe and wed Sarah Allred. A road went west from Sussex County , Virginia that could have
taken him to Randolph County , North Carolina, a not terribly great distance, but William Allred &
family, including Sarah, had left Randolph County a decade earlier and were living on the South
Carolina - Georgia frontier. No doubt David Anderson could have found his way down there, but
no evidence suggests that he did. And why did his father leave him a featherbed in 1834~ when he
would have been even further away in Missouri.

Quite a few Iveys and Ivies were in Franklin County, Georgia where Anderson and Sarah's second
child James Russell Ivie was born in 1802. It would seem more logical to look for the real Anderson
lvie there. Unfortunately, record keeping, and the retrieval of those records has not been as
vigorously pursued in Georgia as it was in Virginia, and so it is not surprising that Anderson Ivie
hasn't been found there, yet.

Two other assumptions from The lvey Family in America that all Southern Iveys and Ivies derive
from Thomas Ivey of Norfolk County, Virginia, and that all Utah Ivies derive from Anderson lvie
I have found no reason to doubt.

I am distributing this now for whatever interests it may have, and have included the genealogy
tracing Thomas Ivey of Virginia to Sir Thomas Ivye of the Wiltshire, England Ivyes. Probably little
more than wishful thinking suggests this connection, but with that caveat I'll leave it to others to
debate the pros and cons. For my part I'm much more interested in the lvie family progression from
Georgia at the beginning of the 19th century to their settlement in Utah, which I am currently
working on.

I had great fun in finding all this stuff, and hope others will derive some enjoyment from reading
it. If anyone has any corrections, additions, comments or suggestions, please contact me at
elgallo@mailcity.com or the address below.

Lee Evans
289 « W. Harrison Ave
Ventura, California 93001THE VIRGINIA COLONY

In early May of 1607, three ships carrying 105 colonists of the London Company (later called the
Virginia Company) entered Chesapeake Bay. After exploring the bay for a dew weeks, they landed
at what would become Jamestown, where they built a stockade. The site, a low swampy area, was
ill chosen as were many of the original colonists. As a result the first years in Virginia colony
experienced starvation and disease, as well as attacks from Indians. Of the original 500 or so settlers
that had arrived by the fall of 1609, only 60 had survived by the spring of 1610.

Beginning in 1611 the colony abandoned the policy of communal labor and food distribution. Plots
of 50 acres were given to colonists to raise crops for their own use, and severe penalties were
enforced against those who refused to work. Successful tobacco cultivation was introduced and the
first women colonists began arriving. It was at this time, 1613, that Francis Mason came to Virginia.
By 1616 there were 351 English colonists in Virginia, including 65 women and children, 216 goats,
144 cattle, 6 horses and innumerable hogs and poultry. In the nine years since the founding of
Jamestown, about 1650 colonists had arrived in Virginia about 1,000 had died and some 300 had
returned to England.

By 1619 the colony had stabilized and the population had grown to over a 1,000. The colony was
divided into four districts or plantations: James City, the City of Henrico, Charles City and Elizabeth
City. Each plantation included a central settlement surrounded by satellite settlements called
hundreds, as they were theoretically composed of 100 men. 1619 was an important year in the
history of Virginia. The House of Burgess, the first representative body in America began meeting,
the first slave arrived, and a system of indentured servants was initiated in which anyone paying
the passage of a servant to the colony was entitled to 4 or 5 years of their labor, while under the
related headright system they received 50 acres of land for each person they imported into the
colony. This year witnessed the arrival of 1261 new colonists, including families, 100 apprentices
and 90 single women, who were all promptly married.

On March 22, 1622, the Indians of Virginia raised a concerted attack on the settlements. More than
350 colonists were killed, and although the Indian population was greatly decimated in retaliation,
outlying settlements were abandoned. Disease and starvation were once again rampant. In 1624,
of the 7,549 colonists who had come to the colony since 1607, only 1,095 survived. The London
Company was dissolved and Virginia became a Crown Colony.

By 1634, the colony had expanded to eight counties. In each a county court was established and
Commissioners or Justices of the Peace were designated. Appeals from the county courts were
made to the General Court, or to the General Assembly, elected by all freemen in the colony. The
population was now close to 5,000. It was about this time that what would become Lower Norfolk
county was being settled by colonists from Elizabeth City across the James River. Francis Mason
was recorded in the county as early as 1635, along with such other first families as the Willoughby's,
Seawards and Thorough-goods. The Langley, Thelaball, Ivey and Blanche families settled in the
county somewhat later.

The social and political life of early Lower Norfolk county was dominated by such pioneer families
as the Willoughbys, Thoroughgoods, Masons, Langleys and Iveys. But having said that it is
necessary to remember that the Virginia of this period was a colony of mostly small landholders and
not of large plantations and wealthy planters. The largest of the early grants rarely exceeded 1,000
acres. As slavery was not yet widespread (300 out of a population of 15,000 in 1649) the size of a
landholding was restricted by a shortage of agricultural workers, the main source being family
members and indentured servants.

While "plantation" has a lordly ring the earliest clearings along the James were no more than farms.
Unless a grantee was fortunate enough to get lands made up of Indian "old fields" he had to clear
his own. Deeds to land described boundaries in terms of natural features such as creeks and ravines.
Boundaries in each parish were "Processioned" every three years by the parish vestry on Rogation
day. On foot or on horseback, vestry-men followed property lines and renewed markers. The first
Tidewater plantations usually fronted on creeks and rivers to afford dockage to tobacco ships. Most
goods moved by water and most humans on foot or by horse. The Virginia homestead was a world
of its own. Its occupants seldom ventured farther than to church on Sunday and to the county court
on court day each month.

Social life revolved around the home, church, court day, the annual gathering of the county militia,
and possibly a local ordinaire or tavern. For the wealthy and prominent the annual meeting of the
House of Burgess and the Governor's council at Jamestown offered a somewhat less provincial
alternative to the local social life.

Visiting Englishmen complained that the church in Virginia seemed more Presbyterian than
Anglican. This was true of its simple, low-church service, but not of its blithe anti-Puritanism.
Unlike Puritans, Anglicans joyously accepted worldly pleasures. Tidewater Virginians felt no guilt
in wearing rich clothes, singing, dancing, horse racing, cock-fighting, or in the pleasures of the
bottle. Their Sunday was not a day of penance but of praise.

The political life of Lower Norfolk county, like that of other Virginia counties, consisted of a civil
branch composed of the county court and office of Sheriff. The Church was administered by a
vestry and two churchwardens. There was also a military branch, the county Militia, composed of
all able-bodied men in the county.

In Lower Norfolk county this separation of functions was not echoed by a separation of personnel.
The members of the Court were also the Vestry, and the officers of the militia were as often as not
the same men, with their rank as likely to reflect their social standing as their military prowess.

In the first generation of settlement in Lower Norfolk county, Lt Francis Mason was clearly among
the most prominent. In the second generation, his son Lemuel Mason was the most important and
influential man in the county. By the third generation the daughters of Lemuel had married the
leading men, not only in the county, but also in the new town of Norfolk. Notwithstanding, the
Mason name itself soon disappeared from prominence, with only the name Mason Creek, where the
family was located, having survived to this day.THE IVEY FAMILY

The first Ivey to arrive in the Virginia colony was Thomas Ivey. He was born in England, in 1604,
and married Anne, the daughter of George Argent, gentleman, of the parish of St Leonard's
Shoreditch, Middlesex near London, sometime before 1625. Thomas Ivey came to Virginia with
his wife in the REBECCA in 1637. It is not known when his children came to America. Ivey was
settled in Lower Norfolk county by 1641.

Thomas Ivey appears to have been a man much involved in the church, and in l7th century Virginia
that was the Church of England. Ivey was appointed a churchwarden of Elizabeth River parish in
1641, a position he held for the next seven years.

The morals of the laity were supposedly scrutinized by two churchwardens chosen by the parish
vestry. The churchwardens were charged with the duty of preventing "ungodly disorders" including
"skandalous offenses such as suspicions of Whoredoms, dishonest company keeping and
suchlike...and other enormous sinnes." Ivey seems to have brought a certain zeal to the job, twice
defending the county from preachers with Puritan leanings.

In April 1645, Ivey brought charges in the county court against Mr Thomas Harrison, the Parson of
Elizabeth River parish for "not reading the booke of Common Prayer, and for not Administering to
Sacrament of Baptisme according to the Cannons and order prescribed, and for not Catechising on
Sundayes in the afternoon according to Act of Assembly. In fact, Harrison was being accused of
the unorthodoxy of Puritanism, a deviation not well tolerated in the Virginia church. The county
court ordered Harrison to be summons to Jamestown to answer the charges before the Governor and
Council.

Again in 1648 Ivey was involved in bringing charges against William Durand, another minister of
a Puritan bent. According to the court memorandum:

Recorded the 29th of May 1648
Memorandum: that upon the 28th of May Anno: Dom: 1648 (being the Sabboth day) wee whose names are
hereunder written being requested and required in the name of our Soveraigne Lord the King, by Richard
Conquest gent high Sherriffe of the County of Lower Norfolke for his ayde and assistance in giveing publique
Notice to the Inbabitants of Elizabeth river in the Said County, to forbears and desist from their frequent
meetings and usuall assembling themselves togeather contrary to the lawes and Goverment of the Colony:
And thereupon, wee accordingly aydeing and assisting the Said high Sherrifi"e in the premises, did fynd one
named William Durand with much people (men women & children) assembled & mett together in the Church
or Chappell of Elizabeth River aforesaid, (in the forenoone of the said day) and wee did see the said William
Durand goe into and sett in the Deske or Readng place of the said Church; where as alsoe in the pullpitt hee
hath customarily by the space of these three moneth last past, upon severall sabboth dayes (as by certaine and
credible informacon to us given) preached to the said people: And these are further to certifye that the said
Sherriff'e did upon the sd 28th day of May cause proclamation to bee made and published in the said Church
or Chappell, in the prsence & in the bearing of all the said people assembled & mett togeather as aforesaid,
after this manner, and in these expresse words ffolloweing (vizt) All manner of peons here mett and
assembled, are in the Kings name strictly required and commanded, forthwith and immediately to retorne to
their severall dwellings, or habitations, as they or any of them, will answer their contempts to the contrary
at their uttermost pills: And these are likewise further to certifye, that notwithstanding after such Proclamation
made and published by the said high Sherriffe in manner as is afore declared Mr Cornelius LLoyd and Mr
Edward LLloyd Comrs, and John fferinghaugh with divers others (whose names are not yet certaynly to us
knowne) were Mayneteynors and Embraceors of the faction of William Durand aforenamed , and Abbettors
to much sedition and Mutiny; And the said Mr Cornelius LLoyd and Mr Edward LLoyd and John
fferinghnugh aforenamed, not onely denyed and refused to ayde and assist the said high Sherriffe to suppresse
the said faction and Sedition, they being in his name requested and required thereunto, but alsoe they the said
Mr Cor: LLoyd Mr Edw: LLoyd & John ffernihaugh indeavored and did goe about to rescue the said William
Durand, from & after arrest, hee the said Durnand being apprehended at the suite of our said Dread
Soveraigne Lord the King: In testimony of all wch to bee truth, wee have hereunto subscribed our names
this nine & twentieth day of May Anno: Dom: 1648
John Sibsey Thomas Ivy
Ri Conquest high Sherr

The charges against Durand were upheld by the Governor and Council, and Durand was ordered to
pay Sheriff Conquest 5,569 pounds of tobacco for his costs and "payne" in bringing Durand to
justice. Unfortunately of conquest, Durand seems to have left the county taking his personal
possessions with him. He eventually made his way to Boston where his Puritanism was better
appreciated. The fact that two of Durand's supporters, Cornelius Lloyd and John fferinghaugh, were
elected to the Vestry in August of the same year, as were two of his detractors, Sheriff Conquest and
Thomas Ivey suggests that some sort of compromise was reached in the affair. A new parson was
selected in October.

The Ivey house was situated on the north side of the Eastern branch of the Elizabeth River at the site
of a colonial dam, and at the point where the 1652 boundary between Norfolk and Princess Anne
counties crossed the river (near the present location of the town of Kempville in Princess Anne
county) . The Ivey house stood near the conjunction of a number of major colonial roads and so it
is not surprising that it was licensed as an ordinaire or tavern in 1646, the same year Ivey served as
under-Sheriff to Lt Francis Mason.

The year preceding his death, Thomas Ivey seems to have spent much of his time in the Norfolk
county courts. He sued on Henry Merritt to return to his house and there "use his best industry for
finishing upp" of one kill of Earthen Ware." The court ordered Merritt to pay Ivie 1928 pounds of
tobacco and "that the Kill of Earthen Ware now to be burned together with all mat'ialls belonginge
whatsoever about the making and finishing of former Earthen ware be Equally divided betweene the
said Ivey and the said Merritt." Ivey was ordered to return Merritt's bedding and tools.

Later in the year Ivey served on a "Jury of Life and Death" trying Agnes Holmes for beating Useba
Rider "whereof he died." She was found not guilty.

By far the most humiliating was his appearance as the plaintiff in the suit of slander brought by
Elizabeth Sibsey (widow of Ivey's fellow churchwarden John Sibsey) .The Jury, for the vindication of her good name, ordered "that the said Ivy shall stand in open Court
the next that shall be held in this place from nine till 3 in the afternoone with these exprest words
in Capitall letters standing before and behind in his Hatt.
I DOE CONFESS AND ACKNOWLEDGE TO HAVE WRONGFULLY DEFAMED M.S.
ELIZABETH SIBSEY OF THE COUNTY OF LOWER NORFOLK FOR WHICH I AM
HARTLY SORRY AND CRAVE HER PARDEON. And moreover to stand in the same manner
at the Court house doore in publique view at James Citty the next Grand Assembly the second day
after the Assembly sitts, from 9 in the morning till 3 in the afternoone and likewise to pay all costs
and Charges."

We know that Ivey died the following year, as his sons Thomas- Vicesimus and George Ivey
appeared in the Lower Norfolk court in 1653 to certify that they were the "sons of Thomas Ivey,
deceased, and Anne, his wife, who was the daughter of one George Argent living about London,
England, as she often reported." Anne was also dead at this time, as is evidenced by a will made by
her father, George Argent, Gent. dated 16 August 1653, and proved 23 April 1654, which mentions
"Children of my late daughter, Anne Ivey, deceased, who were borne in Virginia
where she died.GEORGE ARGENT of Hoxton, parish of St. Leonard, Shoreditch, CO., Middx., Gentleman.

Dated 16 Aug 1653
Codicil 27 Feb. 1653-4
Proved 23 April 1654

To be buried in the Parish Church of St. Leonard, Shore-ditch, as neere to my late wife and Sonne
William Argent as may be.

To my Daughter, Elizabeth Porter, that Messuage or Tenement, situate in Oxton, where I now dwell,
to my said daughter and to the heires of her bodie, and for want of such issue, to my sonne George
Argent and to his heires for ever .

To my Cousin William Argent my Watch and to my cousin Mistris Mary Riggden, 40s.

To the poore of the Parish of St. Leonard,' Shoreditch, œ.3.

To my servant Rebecha Coltman, my Trunck bound with yron. To my daughter Mary Hodges, that
Massuage or Tenement, wherein Master Morre Gouldsmith dwelleth, situate in Oxton, during her
life and after her decease, to my said sonne George Argent and to his heires for ever.

To my daughter Mary Hodges, my great gylt standing Cupp. All the rest of my plate I give as
follows: to my Sonne George Argent, Jane Steward & Elizabeth Porter, three fourth parts thereof
and the other œfourth part to the Children of my late daughter Anne Ivie, deceased, which were
borne in Virginia where she died, to be equally devided betweene them, according to the Will of
Jane Baker, deceased their Grandmother.

To my Grandchild Anne Ivie, my Chest, that standeth in the greate Chamber and the Sum 0f œ200
upon Condition that she doe not marrie without the Consent of my Executors. In Case she marry
without Consent, then the said bequest unto all the rest of my Grandchildren whether they shall be
in England or out of England, equally amongst them.

To my freinde Thomazine Earle, 50s to buy her a Ringe.
The Residue of my Goods etc I bequeath as follows: two third parts to my said sonne, George
Argent and to my daughter Jane Steward, to be devided between them and the remaining third part
to such of the Children of my late daughter Anne Ivey as were borne in Virginia, to be devided
amongst them, to be paid unto them when they shall accomplish their ages of one and twenty yeares.

To my sonne in Lawe Henry Potter, my Yron Chest. I forgive my sonne in Law Thomas Steward
the thirty pounds he owes me.

To my freinde Master Robert Earle, a suit of mourning.

Executors: my Cousins Master John Langley & Master John Glascock.
Rebecha Cultman, her marke, Robert Earle, Scrv., Thomas Page, scrv ., Witnesses.
Mem 27 Feb. 1653-4
To my Cousin Glascock one of my Exors,œ10.
Dated 16 Aug. 1653
John Glascock, Anne Ivey, the marke of Rebeccha Coultman, Witnesses

Proved 23 April 1654 by the Executors namedHoxton N1. That part of the former Metropolitan Borough of SHOREDITCH which lies to the
north of Old Street and the west of Kingsland Road. It is now within the London Borough of
HACKNEY. Hoxton is first referred to in Domesday Book as a manor of 'three hides' held by the
Canons of ST. PAUL'S and worth 45s. It was still held by the BISHOP OF LONDON at least until
the 14th century. William Fitzstephen's description of the area in the 12th century comments on the
'fields for pasture, and open meadows, very pleasant, into which the river waters do flow, and mills
are turned about with a delightful noise. Next lieth a great forest, in which are woody places and
for game...'

By the 16th century there was a spilling of London's population into this countryside. The wealthy
and the fashionable moved into the villages surrounding the city and Hoxton was one of the villages
which was developed at this time. Here the rich built homes in pleasant surroundings not too far
removed from the court or places of business. Hoxton also became a place of entertainment and
recreation. It was in SHOREDITCH that the first theatre was built in London. A poem written at
the beginning of the 17th century walled 'Tis a Mad World at Hogsdon' describes a notorious
alehouse in Hoxton Street called the Pimlico This was later to be the site of the BRITANNIA
THEATRE. The 17th and 18th centuries saw the steady growth of the area but it still retained its
rural appearance. During the 17th century Hoxton had a reputation for its market and nursery
gardens. Later in that century and into the 18th many CITY LIVERY COMPANIES acquired land
here for the almshouse. In 1689 Robert Aske left œ20,000 to the Haberdashers Company for the
erection of an almshouse for 20 single freemen of the Company and schooling for 20 sons of poor
freeman. Aske's Hospital in Pitifield Street was therefore erected in 1692 for both these purposes.
Rebuilt in 1825 and altered in 1873 it was finally purchased by the LONDON COUNTY COUNCIL
for a technical school. It is now the City and East London College., which was formed in 1974 on
the amalgamation of the City College for Further Education, Tower Hamlets College for Further
Education and the three departments of Walbrook College based north of the Thames. The
WEAVERS' COMPANY almshouses erected in 1670 were on the site of the present court and
opposite stood the FULLERS' almshouses.

Hoxton Square was laid out towards the end of the 17th century. It was here that one of the first
dissenting academies was opened. Here, barred from the universities, Presbyterian and Independent
ministers received their theological training, and a liberal education was provided for Dissenters'
sons.

By 1801, the population of the whole of SHOREDITCH (of which Hoxton was a part) had grown
to 34,766, doubled to 68,564 by 1831 and in 1861 was 129,364. SHOREDITCH rapidly lost its rural
aspect. As the population grew the parish of SHOREDITCH was divided and the present parish of
SHOREDITCH was dedicated to St. John the Baptist, was erected in 1825-26. In a survey of
London life and labor towards the end of the century Hoxton is described as 'one of the worst parts
of London, where poverty and overcrowding are characteristic of practically the whole district.
Largely owing to conditions in Hoxton, Shoreditch ranks second among eastern area boroughs in
the percentage of persons living in poverty.'

Hoxton was renowned at this time for its music halls. In Hoxton Street stood, until 1940, the
BRITANNIA Theatre, once noted for its blood-curdling melodrama. Rebuilt in 1858, it became one
of the most famous music halls. MACDONALD's also in Hoxton Street, opened in 1864 and the
Varieties (in Pitfield Street) in 1870. Near the Britannia stood the Pollock's Toy Theatre shop,
immortalized by Robert Louis Stevenson in one of his essays, Penny Plain and Twopence Coloured
(see POLLOCK'S TOY MUSEUM). Overcrowding continued in this part of London right down
to the 2nd World War. The area suffered a great deal in the bombing and the former borough of
SHOREDITCH energetically reconstructed it. Today there is a considerable amount of new
municipal housing and very little can be seen to remind the visitor of Hoxton's past. Famous
residents have included Kate Greenaway, the artist, who was born in Cavendish Square in 1896, and
James Parkinson, the physician, geologist and author of An Essay on the Shaking Palsy (1817) in
which Paralysis agitans, known as Parkinson's disease is described who lived and practiced at No.
1 HOXTON SQUARE.

Hoxton Square N1. Built in the 1680's on ground where Ben Jonson fought a duel with an actor
named Gabriel Spencer, whom he killed. For punishment he had his left thumb branded, escaping
the gallows by benefit of clergy.

St. Leonard Shoreditch (Shoreditch High Street), E1. Probably founded in the 12th century. After
part of the tower had given way during a service in 1716, the church was rebuilt by George Dance
the Elder, in 1736-40. He tried to imitate the spire of ST MARY-LE-BOW. The interior has sombre
woodwork and a flat paneled ceiling. In 1857 the north and south galleries were removed. The rood
beam was inserted in 1923. The church was damaged in the 2nd World War but has since been
repaired. The whipping post and village stocks are in the church yard. Three of Keat's brothers
were baptized here in 1801 and Charles Bradlaugh, the atheist, in 1833. Buried here are Will
Sommers, Henry V111's jester, 1560; Gabriel Spencer, the actor who was killed by Ben Jonson in
a duel in 1598; Elizabeth Benson, who has an outstanding monument by Francis Bird of two
skeletons tearing at the Tree of Life, 1710; and Richard Burbage, Shakespeare's friend and the
builder of the CURTAIN.

SHOREDITCH N1, N2 The settlement grew up at the junction of two ROMAN ROADS,
Kingsland Road and Old Street. It is first mentioned in manuscripts in 1148 as Shoreditch which
probably means ditch of Sceorf or Scorre.

ST LEONARD'S CHURCH was founded in the I2th century if not before and includes in its parish
the hamlets of HOXTON and HAGGERSTON, both of which are mentioned in the Domesday
Book. Between 1152 and 1158 the Augustinian priory of Holywell was established. The priory
owned a large amount of land in the parish, as did the hospital at ST MARY HOSPITAL, the
Canons of ST PAUL'S and the BISHOP OF LONDON. In 1539 Holywell priory was dissolved and
most of its buildings were demolished.

In 1576 James Burbage founded the THEATRE in the vicinity. It was the first playhouse in
England. and lasted until 1598 when it was taken down and re-erected in SOUTHWARK as the
GLOBE. In 1577 another theatre was begun nearby known as THE CURTAIN. It is not known who
built it but one Henry Lanman, or Laneman, was the owner in March 1582. By 1625 it had fallen
into disuse. Many actors lived in the area and some of them were buried in ST. LEONARD'S
CHURCH. In 1598 Stow wrote in his Survey of London that there were houses along the High
Street and along Old Street as far as Golden Lane. In 1598 Ben Jonson fought a duel with Gabriel
Spencer in Hoxton Fields and killed him.

In about 1683 development of the area began with Hoxton Square. No.32 is said to date from this
time. In 1695 Robert Aske bequeathed money for building Haberdashers' almshouses and a school
in Pitfield Street (see HABERDASHERS' ASKE). In 1715 Robert Geffrye bequeathed money for
building IRON-MONGERS' almshouses in the Kingsland Road. They now house the GEFFRYE
MUSEUM.

The first houses in Charles Square appear to have been built between 1685 and 1687, on the east
side. These were followed in 1726-7 bv No.16, which is the only Georgian house left; the rest have
been replaced with modern housing blocks. By 1750 the population of the parish had reached an
estimated 10,000. By 1801 it had risen to 35,000. About 1824 the former pleasure garden known
as the Shepherd and Shepherdess was developed by Thomas Rouse as the EAGLE TAVERN in
Shepherdess Walk. The Grecian Saloon was added in 1831, using fittings from the coronation of
William I V. In 1822-6 the Church of St John the Baptist Hoxton, designed by Francis Edwards, was
built by the Commissioners under the 1818 Act. St Mary Haggerston, designed by John Nash and
also financed by the Commissioners, was built at the same time. This church was destroyed in the
2nd World War. By 1831 the population had reached 69,000 and by 1851 109,000. In 1965
Shoreditch was amalgamated with the borough of HACKNEY. Famous residents have included
Richard Burbage, the actor who played at THE THEATRE with Shakespeare.George Ivey sr, son of Thomas Ivey and Anne Argent was born in England, c1628. A planter of
Lower Norfolk county, he married Hannah Blanch(e), the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth
Blanche. Their children were Alexander, George jr, Samuel, Thomas, John, Joseph, Elizabeth, and
Hannah. George Ivey sr died in 1689, in Lower Norfolk county.

George Ivey jr, the son of George Ivey sr and Hannah Blanch was born in 1660, in Lower Norfolk
county, Virginia, where he married Elizabeth Langley, the daughter of William Langly jr (see
Langley). The family later moved to Prince George county. Their children were George, Henry,
Gilbert, Adam, Susan.

Elizabeth Ivey's will was proved in Prince George county 26 April 1718, leaving sons George and
Gilbert 20 shillings, or its worth in some commodity, since money was scarce in the colonies,
especially in the South where pounds of tobacco became the usual rate of exchange. Son
Henry and daughter Susan each received a gold ring, leaving son John a "bed and what belongs to
it", and the remainder of her household goods to son Adam and his daughter Elizabeth. The fact that
Elizabeth Ivey signed her will with an "E", Her Marke, indicates she likely could neither read nor
write. [Her will is included at this point in the copy of this history but the poor copy is unreadable
and could not be scanned in.]

There is no record of George Ivey jr's will or the distribution of his property. The 1704 Norfolk
county Rent Roll showed George Ivey as owning 496 acres. His wife would likely not have left a
will unless her husband had died first, and he would have given instructions on how his land and
other real property would have been divided. In colonial Virginia a wife's will usually covered only
the household goods and furnishings she was left during the remainder of her life, or until she
remarried.VARIOUS MEMBERS OF THE IVIE FAMILY ENCOUNTERED BY
WILLIAM BYRD WHILE SURVEYING THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN
VIRGINIA AND NORTH CAROLINA 1728

While the Surveyors were thus painfully emply'd (crossing the Dismal Swamp 3/15/1728) , the
Commissioners discharged the long Score they had with Mr Wilson, for the Men and Horses which
had been quartered upon him during our Expedition to Coratuck. From thence we march'd in good
Order along the East side of the Dismal, and past the long Bridge that lies over the Soth Branch of
the Elizabeth River. At the End of 18 Miles we reac'ht Timothy Ivy's Plantation, where we picht our
Tent for the first Time, and were furnished with every thing the Place afforded.

We perceived the happy Effects of Industry in this Family, in which everyone lookt tidy & clean,
and carried in their countenance the cheerful Marks of Plenty. We saw no Drones there, which are
but too Common, alas, in that Part of the World. Tho', in truth, the Distemper of Laziness seizes the
Men oftener much than the Women. These last spin, weave & knit, all with their own Hands, while
their Husbands, depending on the Bounty of the Climate, are slouthful in everything but getting of
Children, and in that only Instance make themselves useful Members of an infant Colony.
March 15, 1728

We marched from hence about 9 miles always giving our Baggage the Start of Us. We call'd at John
Ive's for a Taste of good Water, which is as rare in these parts as good Doctrine. We saw several
pretty Girls here as wild as Colts, tho' not so ragged, but drest all in their own Industry. Even those
cou'd not tempt us to alight, but we pursued our Journey with Diligence.

March 16, 1728
from: Byrd, Wm
HISTORIES OF THE DIVIDING LINE BETWIXT VIRGINIA & NORTH CAROLINA
THE LANGLEY FAMILY

The Langley family began in Virginia with William Langley sr, of Lower Norfolk county.
According to a land grant, he was residing in Virginia before 1652, and was probably born about
1620, in England.

He lived on Tanner's Creek (now Lafayette River) near Norfolk. He patented 200 acres of land in
Lower Norfolk county at the head of Indian Branch of Daniell Tanner Creek 16 April 1653 for the
transport of 4 persons. In 1675 he patented 829 acres in Lower Norfolk on Tanner Creek, beginning
on the "maine creek to Borne's Gutt, to mouth of Crab Point creek by the Dirty branch."
This patent included the 200 acres granted in 1652, and another 629 acres granted for the
transport of 13 persons including 3 Negroes. The remains of the Langley family plot are now within
the Forest Lawn cemetery and likely mark the location of the Langley ancestral home.

William Langley sr died intestate about 1676, when his widow, Joyce, was one of a jury of women
to examine Joane Jenkins on the charge of being "familiear with evill spiritts and useing witchcraft".
Joyce Langley was born c1621 and died in 1680. The children of William and Joyce Langley were
William jr, Thomas, and Lemuel, to whom a cow calf was given by his godfather, Colonel Lemuel
Mason in 1653, and of whom there is no further record.Att a Court held the 15th of June 1675
Lower Norfolk
Present: Cap Wm Robinson
Justices: Maj francis Sayer Mr. Malachy Thruston
Mr. George foulen, Mr Anth Lawson 16th day

Upon the Information of Cap Wm Carver ag Jone the wife of Lazarus Jenking Concerning her
beeing familier with Evell speritts and useing witch craft. It is ordered that the Constable of Tanners
Creek presincts doe somonds Wm Porten Charles Egerton Plomer Bray Sarah porten Joyce Langley
Margere Laurance mary Chichester and Anne milicent to Repayre to the house of the said lazarus
Jenkings upon the 17th of this Instant June and thereto make deligent search concerng the same
according to the 118 Chapter of daulton, and that if any Such thing bee found they to give in their
Reports upon oath to the next magistrate that She may bee dealt with all according to Law in Such
Cases provided, and further ordered that if Cap Carver shall think fitt hee may bee there also maj
Sayer hereby Requested to give them their oaths.William Langley, jr, the eldest son of William Langley married Margaret Thelaball, daughter of
James Thelaball, a rich and prominent French emigrant, and Elizabeth Mason, daughter of Francis
Mason and sister of Colonel Lemuel Mason.

William Langley jr lived on Tanner"s Creek, was a justice of the peace in 1699, 1702, 1708, 1710
and 1714. He was a captain of the militia in 1708, and a member of the House of Burgesses in 1715.
The Lower Norfolk county Rent Roll of 1704 lists William Langley as owning 487 acres and his
brother Thomas as owning 878.

William Langley jr's will was proved 16 May 1718. In it he names his children William, a sawyer
by trade, Nathaniel, James, Jeremiah, Margaret, Joyce and Elizabeth, who married George Ivey.The MASON FAMILY


Lt Francis Mason, born in England in 1595, came to Virginia in the JOHN & FRANCIS in 1613
with his wife Mary and daughter Anne. Mary survived the Great Massacre of 1622, but died in the
period of starvation and famine that followed, as Francis Mason had remarried by 1624,
when the Muster Rolls of Settlers in Virginia lists Francis Mason as living at Elizabeth City with
his wife Alice {Gany), aged 26, who came to Virginia in the MARGARET & JOHN in 1622,
and his son Francis, born in Virginia, and presumably by his first wife. There is no mention of
daughter Anne.

In 1625 Francis Mason was granted 50 acres of land in Charles City Corporation, and in 1626 he
and William Gaiyne were granted passes to return to England. In 1643 Mason patented 200 acres
in Lower Norfolk county for the transport of four persons to Virginia, being 150 acres in Linn haven
at a creek west of John Holmes house and 50 acres being three smaller hammocks of land joined
together upon Hogg Island in Little Creek. In 1642 he patented 1,250 acres beginning at Hoggpen
Point near land of Capt. Thomas Willoughby for the transfer of 25 persons, likely arranged during
his 1626 return to England.

Francis Mason died around 1648, when his widow Alice and son Lemuel entered into an agreement
with James Thelaball, the husband of Lemuel's sister Elizabeth, to transfer a division of land on
Hogg Island and sufficient "sawen Planke" glass and lead to build a house with four leaded windows
comparable to the Mason home.

THE WILL OF MARGARET CHEESEMAN

MARGARET CHEESEMAN of St. Mary Magdalen Bermoudsey widow, 15 January 1679, proved
21 July 1680. My overseers shall disburse, expend and lay out for my funeral expenses and charges
fifty pounds. To the poor of this parish five pounds. To all the children of my very loving kinsman
Mr. Lemuel Mason the elder in Virginia that shall be living in Virginia at the time of my decease
ten pounds apiece, to remain in the hands of my executors until they shall attain to their several ages
of one and twenty years or days of marriage. To my Cousin Elizabeth Theleball, now living in
Virginia, five pounds. To all her children living at time of my decease five pounds apiece. To John
Matthews, living in Virginia, who was brother by the mother's side to my late granddaughter Anne
Theesman deceased, five pounds and a diamond ring which formerly was his sister's. To my
kinswoman Anne Gayney twelve pence. To my goddaughter Margaret Mason, who lives with me,
one hundred and fifty pounds and the lease of my house and all the plate I had of John Harrison.
The rest of my plate I give to the children of my said cousin Lemuel Mason as followeth (i.e.) To
Alice Mason a great beaker, to Elizabeth a tankard, to Anne a tankard and to Abigail, Mary and
Dynah all the rest of my plate, to be equally divided &c and to Lemuel Mason the younger my best
great ring. Five pounds apiece to Mr. John Samuel, Mr. Thomas Gladwin, my said cousin Margaret
Mason and Mrs. Mary Childe widow; and they to be overseers of my will. All the residue to my
kinsman Mr. Lemuel Mason in Virginia: and he to be executor; and my said goddaughter Margaret
Mason to be executor in trust only for the use and benefit of the Lemuel her father.
[Lieut, John Chisman was of Elizabeth City in 1624 then aged 27. He had come out in the Flyinge
Hart in 1621, and with him was Edward Chisman, probably his brother, aged 22, who came in the
Providence in 1623 and, in the last named year, a Thomas Chisman was also of Elizabeth City.
Lieut. Chisman had a patent for 200 acres of land on South side of Elizabeth River in 1626 & was
still living in 1635 & was probably the same John Chisman who,
9 Nov 1646, is witness to an agreement between Lieut Francis Mason & William Dounman.]

William Gany was of Elizabeth City in 1624, aged 33. He came out in the George in 1616, his wife
Anna, aged 24, came in the Bona Nova in 1620, their daughter Anna was born in Virginia before
1623 query if not the legatee of 12 d. in the will? Henrie Gany, aged 21, who came in the Dutle in
1619, is in the roll of servants of Francis Mason in the same Muster. It is noteworthy that Alice &
Margarie Gany were among the first names in Lieut. Francis Mason's list of Head Rights.

But the most interesting portion of this valuable will lies in the clue which it affords to the probable
English home of the Mason family and their connections. Elizabeth Theleball, as the writer has
shown, was the daughter of Lieut. Francis Mason & sister of Col. Lemuel Mason; the Ganey
connection, before indicated is made certain & the daughter Margaret accounted for. Thomas &
George, sons, & Frances & Mary, daus. of Lemuel Mason, are not mentioned by name in the will,
but were of course included in the gift of 10 to all the children "now living in Va."

The Register of St. Mary Magdalen, Bermondsey, now in course of publication in the Genealogist,
will no doubt afford information of very great value in this connection. They have at present,
however, only reached the year 1604. J. Henry Lea.]

A clue to the origins and connectinos of the Mason family in England.
Lieut. Francis Mason died intestate in 1648, and administration was granted to Alice Masnn, his
widow, and Lemuel Mason, his son, on November 15, 1648 [Lower Norfolk County, Virginia
Records, Val B, page 90]

By his first wife, Mary, Lieut. Mason had two children, a daughter Anne, and a son Francis, born
about 1623. By his second wife, Alice, the marriage of interest to thin memoir, he had three children
as follows:

1. Col. Lemuel Mason, born about 1628, will dated June 17, 1695 proved Norfolk Co., Va., Sept.
15, 1702; married Anne Seawell (born circa 1635-1637, will dated Oct. 30, 1705 proved Norfolk
Co., Va., Mar. 13, 1705-6) dau of Henry and Alice Seawell, and sister and heiress of Henry Seawell,
Jr. (b May 1, 1639 d.s.p. 1672); of whom further.
2. Elizabeth Mason (will dated 16 June 1662, proved May 12, 1702) [Lower Norfolk Co., Va.
Antiquaries, Vol 3, page 140], married James Thelaball, Sr., Gent., of Elizabeth River Parish, Lower
Norfolk Co., Va., a French Huguenot, will dated 3 April 1710, by McIntosh, pages 145-146 (Book
5 f. 208.[ Issue: Francis Thelaball, James Thelaball, Margaret Thelaball mar Wm. Langley,
Elizabeth Thelaball mar. Thomas Langley, ande Mary Thelaball mar. Lemuel Mason and
.................Chichester.
3. James Mason.

GENERATION II

Col. Lemuel Mason, son of Lieut. Francis Mason and his 2nd wife, Alice, was born about 1628,
according to his deposition made in 1653, giving his age as "25 or thereabouts". He was a Justice
of Lower Norfolk, Va., from 1619 until his death in 1702 [Lower Norfolk Co., Va. Antiquaries, Vol
5 page 73, 147.]; and presiding Justice from 1669; High Sheriff, April, 1655; Member of the House
of Burgesses 1651-1692 [The Colonial Virginia Register, compiled by Wm. G. and Mary Newton
Stanard, page 71; Hening's Statutes at Large, Vol 1, page 430; Virginia Magazine of History and
Biography, Nol 3 page 245, and Val 10 page 236] In September 1663, Major Lemuel Mason was
one of the "Committee to examine into the business of the "king of Potomack". [Hening's Statutes
at Large, Vol 2 page 205.] He was the colones of the Militia of lower Norfolk in 1680 and in 1699,
held the same position in Norfolk County.
[Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, Vol 1 page 217]
"Public Officers in Virginia, 1680 "Lower Norfolk County Mil. Col. Lemuell Mason.

Col. Lemuel Mason married Anne Seawell, born circa 1635-1637, daughter of Henry and Alice
Seawell, and sister and heiress of Henry Seawell, Jr., who died in 1672. SEE SEAWELL
MANUSCRIPT.

Col. Lemuel Mason died in 1702. His will, as follows, was dated June 17, 1695 and proved in Lover
Norfolk County, Virginia, September 15, 1702. The document is badly mutilated.

[Lower Norfolk Co. & Norfolk Co. Wills 1637-1710 by McIntosh, page 182. Book 6 folio 258]:
"Will of Lemuell Mason of Elizabeth River pish, in the County of Norfolk, Gent. dated ...[torn]
[June 17, 1695], proved 15 Sept 1702.
....Unto my loveing Wife Ann the plantation [torn] on I now live for and during her naturall
...[torn] ...that is to say, that one hundred Acres of
...[torn]...sd by my Father Francis Mason Deceased
...[torn]...art of the produce of the Orchard on the
...[torn] ...where I now live which said third part
...[torn]...and bequeath to my Sonn Thomas Mason
...[torn]... my three Sonns Thomas [torn] [Lemuel]
...[torn]...& George Mason or to either of
...[torn]... to my said Sonn Thomas Mason all the
...[torn]... terrest that I have to the timber upon a prcell
...[torn]... by Mr James Thelaball, and my Selfe, lying at
...[torn]...alsoe twenty Cutts of good boards & timber from
...[torn]... ich I purchased of George Kemp Deceased...
I Give and bequeath Unto ...[torn]...
Daughter Alice the Widdow of ...[torn]...
I give and bequeath to Mr....[torn]...
Elizabeth on [one] Shill ...[torn]...
I Give and Beq ...[torn]...
Margaret ...[torn]...
I Give and B ...[torn]...
Ann lenn ...[torn]...
Brother Thelaball Lan ...[torn]...
Ordaine my two Sonns Th...[torn]...
Whole and sole Executrix of ....[torn]...
...[torn]....my Sister Elizabeth Thelaball...
Witnesses:...[torn]...

Lemuell Mason (& Seale)"

Anne [Seawell] Mason, wife of Col. Lemuel, survived her husband, and her will dated October 30,
1705, was proved in Norfolk Co., Va., March 13, 1705-6. [Lower Norfolk County and Norfolk
County Wills, 1637-1710, by McIntosh, page 192. Book 7, page 117]:

"Will of Ann Mason of Elizabeth River Parish in ye County of Norfolke Gentlewoman dated 30
October 1705, proved 15 March 1705-6 by Coll. Thomas Willough by & Mrs. Ann Porter.
Recorded 22 March 1705-6.
"...ye death of my decd husband Coll Lemuel Mason...
"...Christian buriall at ye discretion of my executors hereafter named or at ye descretion of my three
Sonnes Thomas, Lemuell & George Mason.
"...unto my Loveing Daughter [francis Sayer] ye Sume of Seven pounds ten Shillings...without being
accountable to her husband...
"...unto my Loveing daughter Alice Boush...without being accountable to her husband...
"...unto my Loveing daughter Mary Cock...without being accountable to her husband...
"...unto my Loveing daughter Dinah Thorowgood...
"...unto my Sonne Thomas Mason...the paire of andirons that are in ye Chimney where I commonly
are my Selfe, my decd. Husdand promising ye Same to my said Son Thomas above twenty years
past.
"...my Seal Skinned trunke...
"..said three Sonns...Sole Executo...
"Witnesses: Tho: Willoughby, Elizabeth Newton, Ann Porter.

Ann Mason & Seale."

Children of Col. Lemuel Mason and his wife, Anne (Seawell) Mason:

1. Thomas Mason, Member of House of Burgesses 1696, Justice of Lower Norfolk & Norfolk
Counties, Va.., 1699, will dated Jan. 9 1710-11, proved in Norfolk, June 15, 1711; married
Elizabeth ......., and had a son Lemuel Mason, d.s.p. 1712, and daughters Ann who married
Capt. Thomas Willoughby; Mary who married William Ellison, and Margaret Mason. The
widow, Elizabeth Mason married (2) Captain Richard Sanderson, circa 1712.
2. Lemuel Mason, Justice of Lower Norfolk and Norfolk Counties, Va., 1714
3. Geroge Mason, Justice of Lower Norfolk and Norfolk Counties, Va., 1702, will dated Jan.
13 and proved March 16, 1710, Norfolk Count, Ka., married Phillis..........., and had sons
Thomas Mason, Gent., (married Mary, sole daughter and heiress of Nathaniel Newton), and
George Mason, and daughters Abigail and Frances Mason.
4. Frances Mason of Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk County, Va., married (1) George Newton,
and (2) Maj. Francis Sayer.
5. Alice Mason married (1) Robert Hodge, no issue; (2) William Porten, had William and
probably Ann; and (3) Col. Samuel Boush.
6. Elizabeth Mason married (1) circa 1665, William Major of York Co., Va.; and (2) before
June 1695, Mr. (Capt.) Thomas Cocke of Norfo/k Co., Va.
7. Margaret Mason of Elizabeth River Parish, Norfolk Co., Va., married a Mr.................., who
was in England in 1695.
8. Ann mason, born circa 1650-1660, married (1) Capt. William Kendall, Jr., Member of the
Virginia House of Burgesses 1688-1692-3, will dated 29 January 1695, proved July 28,
1696, of whom further. Ann (Mason) Kendall married (2) Peter Collier of Northampton Co.,
Va., and had a daughter, Mary Collier.
9. Mary Mason married (1) a Mr.........Walton; and (2).......Cocke, as she was called "Mary
Cocke" in her mother's will dated 30 October 1705.
10. Dinah Mason married ...........Thoroughgood.
11. Abigail Mason married George Carford (or Craford)Captain Carver sided with Bacon,
during Bacon's Rebellion, and held an important position in his fleet. He was captured and
put to death, and died with great courage. Governor Berkeley, in pursuance of his relentless
policy wrote the following letter:"Coll Mason Maj sayer and Capt Bray: My honored drents bi This time I preSume you have heard
of the death of that Monstrous Rebell Bacon Soe that now there is noe pretesce left to the Rebells
his associates butt an Absolute declarson of open Rebellion which I preSume very few will dare to
professe. Soe that now I hope shortly the County will Returne to Its former quiett thought nott to
the former plenty which those villains have destroyed in most places, butt six or seaven yeares by
gods Blessing may Recover that also, what Ever It bee your merritts will for Ever bee lookt upon
by mee and I hope the whole country: I desire that Carvers Estate may bee Secured to help to pay
the Charge of your County, and if any one Shall presume to Conceale itt, hee Shall bee accompted
to have Conspired with Carver and Soe his Estate bee likewise Subject to Confiscation.
Novemb 4th, 1676
Your frend & Servt
Wm Berkeley"


Col Custis
Super Sisptia thus
for Coll mason Major Sayer and Capt Robt Bray or Eyther of them in Eliz River

To the Right Honra Sr Wm Berkeley Knt, Govr and Capt Genl of Virg:

The Humble pett of Lemuell Mason and the Rest of the officers of the militia for the County of
Lower norfolk in the behalf of the sd County most humbly Sheweth That your Pettrs (by meanes of
this grand Rebellion) have Susteyned great losse and been att great trouble haveing about Sixty of
our Best Gunes and Severall Swords taken from us for Bacons Service. Snce wch about nynety men
did voluntarily attend upon your honr att James Citty to the losse of Severall of their Croops, besides
other charges that your pettr have beene at wch they shall in due time make apeare and your honr
haveing beene pleased to ord that the Estate of Capt Wm Carver should bee Seazed for the use of
our County wch hath accordingly beene done. Your pettr therefore now most humbly prays your
honrs ord for Selling the same at an outcry or the disposall thereoff Some other way for Satisfying
part of the Charges above Said and your pettrs as in duty bound Shall pray &
the 17 Jany 1676
Lemuell Mason

This pett is granted and the Estate of the above sd Carver bee Sould at an outcry by Coll Lemuell
Mason and Capt Robt bray and disposed of by them amongst the Souldiers according to proportion
as farr as the Estate will goe, and that they give me an accompt of their proceedings the first day of
the next assembly.

William BerkeleyBermondsey SEl, SEI6. The district on the THAMES at the north of the modern London Borough
of SOUTHWARK. It lies west of ROTHERHITHE, east of LONDON BRIDGE, is bounded on the
south by the OLD KENT ROAD, and is served by TOWER BRIDGE. The name may derive from
'Beormund's eye (island)', and may at one time have belonged to a Saxon lord of that name when
the area can have been little more than a morass. In 1082 Aylwin Child founded the Cluniac
BERMONDSEY ABBEY (hence Abbey Street) and its monks embanked the river here and
cultivated the surrounding land, using St Saviour's Dock as its port. Shad Thames runs east from
the present Tower Bridge Road and then south into the junction of TOOLEY STREET and Jamaica
Road. The land here was once owned by the KNIGHTS TEMPLAR and Shad Thames is a
corruption of St John at Thames. In TOOLEY STREET stood the London houses of the Abbots of
St Augustine's, Canterbury, and of Battle, and the house of the Prior of Lewes. Toolev, the name of
the street running behind the warehouses between London Bridge and Tower Bridge, is a corruption
of St Olaf, Norway's king and ally of Ethelred against the Danes, who was murdered in 1030. A
medieval church dedicated to him stood in TOOLEY STREET for centuries but its 1740 version was
demolished in 1928 for the benefit of HAY'S WHARF Co.

Cherry Garden Pier projects into the river at Bermondsey Wall East and is a reminder of the
Restoration pleasure gardens beside the river here which Pepys visited. Another resort was founded
in 1766 in what is now Spa Road by one Thomas Keyse, a painter. When a chalybeate spring was
found here in 1770 the place became a spa. JACOB'S ISLAND in Bermondsey was a notorious
slum in the mid-19th century, described by both Mayhew and Dickens. In 1869 a tunnel was
constructed under the river between TOWER HILL and TOOLEY STREET, the engineer being P.
W. Harlow, designer of the erstwhile Lambeth suspension bridge (see LAMBETH BRIDGE) and
of ST PANCRAS STATION train shed. This was the second tunnel under the river, the first being
BruneI's between WAPPING and ROTHERHITHE. Barlow's tunnel of cast iron rings was only 7
ft in diameter but it was important as the prototype of London's later tube railways, At first it
contained a passenger railway, then became a footway, and in 1894, when TOWER BRIDGE was
built, it was used to take water mains. In 1836 the first London passenger terminus was opened in
Bermondsey near LONDON BRIDGE for the London to Greenwich Railway, the outcome of which
was LONDON BRIDGE STATION, owned by the Southern Railway before railways were
nationalised after the 2nd World War. The first line ran for 4 miles on 878 brick arches. The
Crovdon Railway, to which it became linked, was opened in 1839, starting at the BRICKLAYERS
ARMS STATION in OLD KENT ROAD (now a goods depot). In industry Bermondsey has been
associated in the past not only with brewing but also with leather, represented by BERMONDSEY
LEATHER MARKET in Weston Street, though the industry there has died. The 3 « miles of
riverside were once an important wharfagearea with rows of warehouses, the most famous being
those of the HAY'S WHARF Co. !ying between LONDON BRIDGE and TOWER BRIDGE on the
Upper Pool, a business founded in 1651 by Alexander Hay. The company built a new office block
here in 1931, designed in the modern style of the period by Goodhart-Rendel. All the premises are
now to be demolished and a new development for the riverside here is being planned. The parish
church is ST MARY MAGDALEN, Bermondsey Street, rebuilt in 1680 on the site of a medieval
church probably constructed by BERMONDSEY ABBEY for tenants and labourers on the Abbey
lands. Other notable churches are ST JAMES, Thurland Road (1829), and the Roman Catholic
church of the Most Holy Trinity, Docked (rebuilt 1960).Causes 0œ Discontent in Virginia, 1676.

[McDonald Papers, Vol. 1, VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY ( CONTINUED. )

ISLE OF WIGHT GRIEVANCES.

Wee have seen the declaratione from his Majesties Honble Commissioners to the poore yet his
Majasties most Loyal! subjects of the Isle of Wight countie wee have presumed to return this to your
Honors that wee have cause to belive ther are many per sons who have endeavored to infuse into you
verry sinister opinions of our proceedings in relation to the disturbancewhich was in this country the
which to the outmost of our knowledges and intents wee will declare. Wee haveing a long time layen
under great oppressions, and evrie year being more and more opprest with great taxes, and still doe
load us with greater and unnecessarie burdens; it was enacted by the Govr and assembly for the
building of forts back in the woods upon severall great mens Lands, under pretence of securitie for
us against the Indians, which we perceaving and verric well know that ther pretence was no securitie
for us, but rather a ruine to the countre, which was the cause of our rising with intents to have our
taxes Lowered, not that we rose in any wayes of Rebellion against our most dreed Soveraigne Lord
the King as by our actions may appeare, for wee noe sooner rose but wee sent in a petitione and our
agrievances to Sr Wm. Berkeley, Knt., who was not at home but the Ladie Berkeley promised that
shee would acquent his Honr with our business, and by her request or comand, wee evrie man
returned home, and as for our being in armes wee was commanded thereto by one act of Govr,
Counsell and Assembly.
As to our oppressions where as Col Joseph Bridger for intertaining of Col Wm. Coole, Col Charles
Morison, Col Lambe [Lemuel] Masone two or three dayes in dividing or the Counties had between
forteen or fifteen thousands pounds of tobacco from our countrie which wee humbly conceave is on
great oppression.
Henry Seawell, who died in Norfolk county in 1644, gave his name to the point at the eastern
entrance of Elizabeth City River. He had two children Anne, who married semuel Mason, and left
descendants; and Henry, who died sine prole.

Letters Extracted from the County Record Books:

Henry Seawell, the elder, merchant, was burgess for Elizabeth City in 1632, and was elected burgess
for Norfolk County in 1639. He died about 1644, and a settlement of his estate was held at an
orphan's court held Feb. 25, 1649, as follows: "having mett Concerning the Estate of Hen. Seawell
deceased, by the opinion of the Court and Consent of Judge Holmes, overseer, and Mr. Lemuel
Mason who hath Intermarried with Anne the dauther of the said seawell Tit was agreed as follows:
The estate of Mr. Mathew phillipps late decd to be responsible for estate of said Hen. Seawell as
it was left at the decease of Alce ye wife of ye said H.S. by Inventory & differences to be decided
by 4 indifferent men chosen on y. behalf o ye Orphants of ye said Seawell & Mrs. Anne Phillips afsd
Admiinistratrix of said Mr.. Mathew Phillips." The four arbirtrators were, Mr.. Jn Hill, Mr.Theo.
Lambard (Lambert), Jn Holmes and Tho Ivy. The son, Henry, was ordered to be sent to Holland for
his education, in charge of Mr.Tho. Lee, who is spoken of as "his bondsman and seeming very
desirous to have the youth with him." He seems to have been placed under the charge of one
William (Lilly?) Scapes, merchant of Yarmouth in England, and 22 March he was bound apprentice
to him for four years, and seven years' service by consent of the court. A deposition taken June 18,
1662, mentions Henry Seawell, the younger, as late deceased, and that his sister and heir, Anne, now
the wife of Colonel lemuel Mason was born about thirty-seven or thirty-eight years since.
"Seawell's Point," at the mouth of the Elizabeth River, was named for Henry Seawell, the elder, who
was perhaps connected with Thomas Seawell who patented four hundred acres on Pocoson River,
York county, in 1635. The relationship with the Phillips' family does not appear, but it seems
probable that Alice, widow of Henry Seawell, married Mathew Phillips, who, on her death married
Anne, and she survived him as his administratrix. The letter in the text was addressed to Captain
Thomas Willoughby, justice, burgess, councillor, etc., Lemuel Mson, who married Anne, the sister
of Henry Seawell, Jr., and John Holmes, who was overseer of Henry Seawell's estate. HOW THE SON OF A JUSTICE WAS BROUGHT UP
in Yarmouth the 6th December 1653.
Capt Willoughby
Mr. Lem Mason and Mr. John Holmes And Lovienge ffreinds & Kinds. I kindly salute you
desieringe yor helth in ye Lordy yor letter dated ye 11th July I have Reced concerninge yor desire
of an account for ye tob: mch I have Received for Henery Sewell, as alsoe what I am out for him,
the wch you shall receive heerinclosed & wch you will finde there is 64: 3: 00 œ & due to me I have
put to account 25 œ p. Ann: for all ye wch when I was holland cost me more, it cost m. 200 gil, p:
Ann: fur his schol & diet besides clothes & doctors & other charges, I can truly say yt I have done
for him as if he had beene my owne, & as I ded & doe by any of my family soe I hope you will
consider it, alsoe yt I have been out of my money a longe time, its reason if I stand to ye venture yt
I should have Tobacco, at 2d pd, but if otherwise then you must send soe much tob. As will mae ye
some out with consideracon for ye time, but I know you are Justitious men and will doe what is
reason, soe I refferr myself to you for yt pt. I pray what Tobacco you send lett it be good, all yt I
had fet hath bene verry poore, if you send good it shall be advanced accordingly I have as you
ordered taken fraught by Capt. Phillip Ewens, in the shipp called ye William of London, as p. the
coppie of an agreemt Sent you Mr. Mason will appeare, for ye farther, dispose of ye youth you have
resolved verry well for his good, for it wear pittey he should goe to Virginia till he be able to
manage his owne businesse, for if he should, he could soone lose any he hath gayned, I doubt not
but he will gaine more in one yeere now then in two yeeres before, he hath beene hitherto verry
sickly. He brought a distemper uppon him from Virginia wch hath stuck by him almost all this time,
wch was a hardnesse in his boddy wch in now desolved & doth begin to threive, he can wright and
siffer well & could have spoake french and Dutch, but I am afraid he will forget both, but I shall doe
my best yt he doe not, for his future dispose seeinge I have kept him all this while I doe not much
ceare if I take him to bee my prentice if you will allowe me yt is fitt. I could have 100 lb. Wch a
prentice, if you please to give me 4 hhd of good tobacco: p. Ann. For fower yeeres, & seaven yeeres
service, I will take him, I doe not doubt but soe to bringe him upp yt he shall be able to live of
himselfe & soe soone as I find him capable I shall send him on to Virginia wth a cargoe & then he
may doe some thimge for himselfe alsoe & I shall further him therein as well as I can for his best
advantage, I pray wright yor minds wth the first, I shall order my kinsman John Scapes to come to
you to know yor resolution therin this being in some hast I rest
Yor loving ffrend to use
Llilly Scapes
directed to ye Worpp Capt Tho Willoughby & Mr. Lemuell Mason, & Mr. John Holmes march in
Virginia.Thomas Blanche

Listed in a 1648 land grant as a transported person, or indentured servant, Thomas Blanch(e) likely
came to Virginia before 1635 when his wife Elizabeth Blanch, then aged 20, sailed on the ALICE
to Virginia from the Port of London.

Under the Virginia land grant system, 50 acres of land were granted to anyone paying the passage
of another person to the colony. In addition to the eventual grant of land, the transported person also
owed them a period of servitude or labor. In spite of his own beginnings in Virginia as an
indentured servant, Thomas Blanche in partnership with Thomas White patented 450 acres in 1662,
and in 1664 in partnership with four others patented 1,000 acres for the transport of 20 persons. This
land was located on the South branch of the Elizabeth River. In 1681 Elizabeth
Blanch left a parcel of 140 acres on Tanner's Creek to her grandson Thomas Ivey. Which of these
tracts constituted the Blanche homestead we have no way of knowing. The known children of
Thomas and Elizabeth Blanche were Hannah, Thomas jr, and William. Elizabeth Blanch died in1681
at the age of 66. There is no record of Thomas Blanche's death.THELABALL

There are no records of when James Thelaball, a French Huguenot came to Virginia. Huguenots
from the South of France had been brought to Virginia as early as 1610 to supervise the cultivation
of wine grapes and in 1621 to start a silk industry. These Huguenots soon shifted to the money crop
tobacco, and otherwise merged into the pattern of English speaking colonists to lose their identity.
The Baron de Sane got permission from the British government in 1629 to set up a small colony on
the James River, near the present site of Richmond. These French colonists also soon diffused into
the neighboring settlements.

The first record of James Thelaball was of an agreement made in 1648 between Thelaball and Alice
Mason, the widow of LT Francis Mason, and his son Lemuel Mason. Thelaball was to have on
demand "the Lands called. ye Mayne right agt hogg Iland being above Two hundred acres: With ye
one halfe of ye sd hogg Iland wch hogg Iland is to be divided by fower men to be indifferently
chosen, or by ye the sd Lemuell and James, one of them to make ye devision & the other to choose
as they shall best agree...two thousand foote of sawen planke...as much glasse & leade as to make
fower such glass windows as are in ye now dwelling house wherein they (Alice
and Lemuel) remayne...and six silver spoones."

Thelaball married Elizabeth Mason, daughter of Lt Francis Mason and sister of Lemuel at about this
time, and the above agreement likely represents the disposition of the Mason estate.
Lt Francis Mason died intestate in 1648. Thelaball sued Alice and Lemuel in 1649 for non
delivery of the sawn plank. The suit appears to have been settled amiably in l651, seems not to have
soured the relationship between the two brothers-in-law, as Thelaball long served as Mason's
business agent in the County.

Also in 1651, Thelaball received two patents for a total of 880 acres, including 380 acres located in
Lynnhaven Parish, Lower Norfolk County at a place called Wolf Neck, for the transport of 18
people to the colony. The following year the Lower Norfolk County Court upheld Thelaball's claim
to the Wolf Neck land. The The1aball holdings were added to again in 1667 when Lemuel Mason
with the consent of his wife Anne transferred 600 acres of land to his sister Elizabeth Thelaball. Ten
years later Elizabeth divided the land between sons Francis, 400 acres, and James, 200 acres.

In 1658 James Thelaball was made a "free denison" of the country, and for the next two years served
as church warden. In 1660 the inhabitants of Lower Norfolk county assessed themselves for the cost
of building a mill dam on the The1aball property. The mill undoubtedly was a tidal mill that relied
on the fluctuation of the tides for power. James Thelaball was naturalized in 1683.

In 1690 Elizabeth and James Thelaball entered into an agreement with their oldest son Francis to
take care of them in their old age and infirmity. According to the deed dated 18 October 1690,
James Thelaball and his wife Elizabeth, "now well Stricken in yeares and nott well able to Live by
them Selves, and their Sonne Francis Thelaball being willing to Leave his plantation whereon hee
was then well Seated to coehabit with them for their better Support in their old age left their property
to Francis.From various legal documents and the wills of James and Elizabeth we can reconstruct some idea
of their home. The house was constructed from about 2,000 feet of rough hewn plank and had four
leaded windows. The floor plan was likely square or rectangular. It had a shed built on to the end
(rear?) of the house. The ground flour was likely divided into 4 rooms, and there was likely a small
second floor containing bed rooms. As was the custom in colonial Virginia the kitchen was likely
located in a grouping of outbuildings found behind the main house. The house was surrounded by
orchards.

In the entry stood a large chest. Off the entry was the major common room serving as living room,
den, office and sleeping room. In this room stood a plank cupboard, a small round table and a
looking glass with a blackwood frame, a small trunk for keeping writing in, a trunk with drawers
in it, and a little black box that stood on top. This room also contained a rug, a couch with feather
bed and pillow and two turkey work chairs.

In what was described as the Inner room was a white rug, a trundle bedstead, a long table "with
form" likely a piece of finished furniture brought from England or France, as well as a joyners
cupboard and joyners chairs of domestic construction. This room likely served as the dining room..


The Thelaball bedroom sported a green woosted rug and a high bedstead with a feather bed in it,
with green boulsters, curtains and valliens with silk fringe. The shed was furnished with a blue
woosted rug, a feather bed and bolster and a flock bed, as well as a large trunk with a lock..

In addition to the household furnishings, the Thelaballs owned a considerable silver service, and
even rarer in the colony, a quantity of books, these being in French. At his death James Thelaball
owned 4 slaves. Along with tobacco, he raised sheep, hogs and cattle. By the Honable the President of his Majasties Councill

In pursuance of the act of Assembly made att James Citty ye Eight Day of June in the two and
thirtieth yeare of ye Reigne of our Sovereigne Lord King Charles ye Second and in the yeare of our
Lord god one thousand Six hundred and Eighty, and by the Authority thereof, and ye power therein
granted, I Doe by this Publick Instrumt under my hand and ye broad Seale of this Colony of
virginian pronounce ye protestant Religion and haveing first taken ye oath of allegience, and paid
the ffees therein mentioned according to ye tenor of ye Said act to bee fully and compleatly
nauralized, and I Doe hereby fully and Compleatley naturalize him ye Said James thellaball giveing
and granting unto him and his heires for Ever, all and Singuler ye priviledges Imunities and Rights
of ye Inhabitants of this Collony of virginia, and that as fully and amply, to all Intents And purposes
whatosever, as if the said James thellaball had been borne with In his Majasties Dominions, and as
any other of his Majesties naturall borne Subjects whatsoever have ought or Doe in any Sorte Enjoy
any former Law, act usage custome to the Contrary notwithStanding, given under my hand and ye
Seale of the Collony, this twenty Eight Day of novemb: 1683 anno Regni Regis Carroli Secundi
angla: &c 35 Recordatur
Test E: Chillton Sept Nich SpencerWill of James Thelaball

"In the Name of God I James Thelaball of Eliz River prish in the County of Lower Norfolk Gen
being at prsent in prfect health of body and of Sound & prfect memory but being Now Well Stricken
in yeares & knowing Not how Sudainly It may please God to call mee out of this World into his
Mercy and for the avoiding of all future Contnoons as may heare after arise about that Smale Estate
that it hath pleased God in his Mercy to bestow on Mee, Doe therefore think fitt & Content to make
this my last Will & testamt and hereby to make voyde & Null all other maner of Will or Wills
Testamt or Testamts by mee heretofore Made and doe Ordine & Apoynt this Only to be my last Will
& Testamt in Maner & forme following Impr I give & bequeath my Soal into the hands of my
Creator & Jesus Christ my Redeemer through whose Death and passion I hope to have a joyfull
resurrectino at the last day. I give & bequeath my body to the Earth from whence it Came, to bee
buried in Christian Maner according to the Discretion of my hearafter Named Execr and as for my
Worldly goods afore Said I Give & bequeath them as followeth (Viz) I give & bequeath unto my
loveing Son ffrancis Thelaball one hundred Acres of land more or less, lying Neare the plantacon
formerly belonging to Wm Vaughan Dec which Sd land I formerly designed to give unto my Son
Lemuel Now Decd, and Now the above Said ffrancis and his heires and his heires forever, I alsoe
give unto my Said Son ffrancis, one Negro Woman Called Bess & one Negro boy Called Grandee
and a high bed Steed & a fether bed and boulster in it Wth Green Curtaines & Vallians, Wth Silk
freng and Greene Woosted Rugg Wth a paire of Sheets & a Hamker all Comonly used in the Roome
Wherein I Now live and another fether bed & boulster which Comonly lyeth on the Trundle bed
Steed Wth a White Rugg: and a long table wth fforme to itt & a Joyners Cubbord & a chaire of
Joyners Worke, all Comonly Standing in the Inner Roome where I Now live, and a great Copper
Kettle & two pott Racks & two Iron Potts & one Iron Spitt and a Smale pr of And irons & a paire
of Stilliards and a paire of brass Skales wth fower pnds of brass Weights & a Cross Cutt Sawe and
fower Iron Wedges & a Silver porringer & two Silver Spoons Mark T E & three pewter Dishes &
a Pewter bason the aforesd goods bequeathed to my Said Son ffrancis are not to bee Delivered him
untill after the Decease of my wife Elizabeth without her Consent and likeing: I give & bequeath
unto my loveing Son James Thelaball a Negro Girle called Rose & one fether bed and boulster and
a paire of Sheets wch Comonly lyeth in the Shedd at the End of the Dwelling house & a blew
Woosted Rugg & a flock bedd, one Silver Saltceller & two Silver Spoones marked TE & one brass
Morter & Pestle & one pewter flaggon & one Copper Still & one large Chest wth a double Lock &
One toole Chest and all the twoles therin & one pr of great Andirons & one Iron Spitt & one Anvill
the above Said goods bequeathed to my Son James Not to bee Delivered untill after the Decease of
my Wife Elizabeth wthout he Consent and likeing; I give and bequeath unto my loveing Daughter
Margaret Langley three Silver spoones and one Silver Wrought Wine Cupp Cupp & one Smale
Copper Kettle & one Smale pewter Still, and a brass Worming pann the afore Sd goods given unto
my Daughter Margarett are Nott to be Delivered her untill after the decease of my Wife Elizabeth
Wthout her Consent & likeing: I give & bequeath unto my Loveing Daughter Elizabeth Langley,
one Negro girle called Nanny & three Silver Spoones & one Smooth Silver Wine Cupp & one Smale
Copper Kettle the afore Said goods given unto my Daughter Elizabeth are not to bee Delivered her
untill after the Deceease of my Wife Elizabeth wthout her Consent & likeing I give & bequeath unto
my loveing daughter Mary Chichester one Silver beere bole One Silver Dram Cupp, One Smale
Silver Spoone, one Couch With fether bed, and pillow in it & a Rugg the aforeSaid goods given unto
my Daughter Mary are Nott to be Delivered untill after the Decease of my wife Elizabeth without
her Consent and liking. I give & bequeath all the Rest of my Estate Not heraein bequeathed unto
my loveing Wife Elizabeth Thelaball to be at her Sole disposall & doe hearby Nominate & apoynt
my Said Wife Elizabeth my Whole & Sole Execoutor of this my last Will & testamt in Witness
Whereof I have heareunto Sett my hand this 9th day of Aprill 1691 & fixed my Seale.
Signd & Seald and Delivered by James Thelaball as his last Will
in prsence of us Lemuel Mason, Thomas Mason, Mary Mason
James Thelaball & Seale Proved in Court this 15th Sept 1693 by the Oathes of Coll Lemuel Mason
& Mr Thomas Mason and ordered to be Recorded
Test Mala Thruston Cl CurWill of Elizabeth Thelaball

In ye name of god Amen I Elizabeth Thelaball of Elizabeth River Parish in Ye County of Norfolk
Gentwon being at this present in perfect health of body & of sound & perfect Memory, but being
now well stricken in years & know not how suddenly it may please God to Call me out of this world
into his Mercy and for ye according of all further contentions as may hereafter arise about what
small estate that it hath pleased god in his mercy to leave me, deo , doe therefore think fitt &
convient to make this my last will & testamt & hereby to make void & null all other manner of Will
or Wills testamt or testaments by me heretofore made & doe ordain & appoint this only to be my
last Will and Testamt in manner & form following. Imprimis I give & bequeath my Soule into Ye
hands of my Creator Jesus Christ my redeemer through whose death & passion I hope to have a
joyful resurrection at ye last day. I give & bequeath my body to ye Earth from whence it came, there
to be buried in Christian manner according to the drection of my two Sons Francis & James
Thelaball & that ye sd Francis & James be at equal charges towards my funeral & likewise in
proving my will & as for my worldly goods aforesd I give & bequeath Them as follows, Viz I give
& bequeath unto my loving Son Francis Thelaball one great Chest which commonly Standeth in my
Entry, Six pewter plates broad brimmed, One Iron pessil one frying pan, one writing slate & all the
Stock of hoggs that I shall have belonging to me at ye time of my decease, & the halfe of my Stock
of Sheep which I shall have at the time of my decease excepting Six Ewes which I as I shall after
herein direct Impr I give & bequeath unto my loving Son James Thelaball one great trunk with lock
& key to it Standing in the Shade, one plank Cupboard, one Small round Table, one looking Glass
ye frame thereof black wood, one small trunk to keep writing in, one Iron pessil, one Iron - two
wooden Chairs, & eight pewter plates & one small flock Couch bed & also the half of my Stock of
Cattle & also the half of my Stock of Sheep, excepting what I have above excepted & also all my
right & title to the increase of a Negro girl named Rose, now in ye possession of my Said Son James
given him by the last will & testament of my aforesaid husband, Mr. James Thelaball Impr. I give
and bequeath unto my Son in law Wm Langley who formerly married my daughter Margaret One
Shilling in full of his portion as marrying my said daughter Margaret. Impr I give & bequeath unto
my loving daughter Elizabeth Langley now wife of Thomas langley one trunk with drawers in it,
& a little black box that Stands on ye top of it, & two turkey work Chairs One Iron Pott one paire
of fire tongs one pewter Candlestick & small stoned Ring of Gold, & one hoop ring of ditto, & one
large brass skillett with a frame & one great Chest which was my mothers & one small Deske & all
my right & title to the increase of a Negro Girl named Nanny now in the possession of my Son in
law Thomas Langley & my daughter Elizabeth, given my Said daughter Elizabeth Langley by ye
last will and testamt of my dear husband Mr. James Thelaball Impr. I give and bequeath unto my
loving daughter Mary Mason now wife of Lemuell Mason one long Chest which goeth by ye name
of ye Clothes Chest one iron Pott one Gridiron, one paire of fire Tongs of Iron, One great chafing
dish, one Small looking Glass & two wooden Chairs, one pewter Candlestick, one great blue
Cushion which standeth on ye Cupboard & one small feather bed, with Bolsters, & a Small green
wollen Rugg, & one red Mohaire petty coat. Impr I give & bequeath unto James Thelaball my grand
Son now Sonn to Francis Thelaball two Ewes to be delivered him immediately after my decease
Impr I give & bequeath unto Thomas langley my GrandSon now eldest son to Thomas langley two
Ewes to be delivered him immediately after my decease. Impr I give and bequeath unto my great
Grandson Wm Ivy now Sonn to George Ivy two Ewes to be delivered him within Six Months after
my decease, but if it should So happen at my decease that I should not have so many Sheep as is
above given to my three grand children, that what is remaining may be equally divided between my
said three grand Children as to quality Impr. I give & bequeath unto my loving daughters Elizabeth
and Mary all my wearing apparel woollen & Linning excepting wt is before given to be equally
divided between my said two daughters & in case either one should die before my Self ye same to
fall to ye Survivor Impr. I give & bequeath all my pewter and Table Linen & Sheets money or other
Sort of goods of wh nature or quality soever not before bequeathed wch I shall have at the time of
my death to be equally divided between as many of my own sons & daughters, as at ye same time
shall be living & doe hereby nominate & appoint my son Francis Thelaball my whole & Sole
Executor of this my last will and testament. In witness wherof I have herunto set my hand this 12
day of May 1702 & fixt my Seal to ye Confirmation of ye within premisis. Elizabeth Thelaball &
Seale
Signed & Sealed & delivered by Elizabeth Thelaball as her last will in presence of us Geo. Mason,
Rich Sayer, Lemuel Newton
Proved by Richard Sayer & Capt. George Mason two of ye witnesses aforesaid March ye 15th, 1707
in open Court & ordered to be Recorded.
Test Jno Ferebee D C Cur
Teste Alvah H Martin C.C
By Wm H. Barnes D.C.The IVEY Family in Albemarle Parish, Sussex County, Virginia 1720-1800

Henry Ivey was born c1699 in Prince George County, Virginia. In 1720 he patented 165 acres in
Surry County on the Meherrin river, a part of Surry county that became Sussex county in 1754. The
name of his wife is unknown. Their children were Nathan, Hugh, and probably others. The
inventory of Henry Ivey's estate was proved in Sussex county, 17 October 1775, and lists a variety
of carpentry tools, suggesting he was a carpenter or cabinet maker. His estate was valued a sixty-six
pounds, eight shillings six pence. He did not appear to have been a slave owner. Son Hugh Ivie was
named administrator. [A photo copy of the inventory of Henry Ivey's estate is in the originally typed
history by Len Evans, but is unreadable. Contact Len Evans for further information.]

Hugh Ivey, born c1717, New Kent, Sussex county, Virginia, married Elizabeth before 1735.
Their children were Martha 1735, Elizabeth 1738, Henry 1740, Daniel 1745, Sarah 1746, Rebecca
1749, JESSE, 11 February 1752, and Richard 1755, all of New Kent, Albemarle parish, Sussex
county. The 1782 census for Sussex county listed Hugh Ivey's household as consisting of 3 whites
and 11 blacks.

In his will proved 4 April 1793, Hugh Ivey left a total of 550 acres of land, and 19 slaves suggesting
that he was relatively well off for this rather poor part of Tidewater Virginia.
Since the importation of slaves had been abolished in 1808, in 1808, one of the major exports of
counties such as Sussex was the breeding and sale of slaves to work the cotton plantations of the
deep South. Hugh Ivey was likely such a trafficker in his fellow man. [A photo copy of the will of
Hugh Ivey and the inventory of Elizabeth Ivey, Hugh's wife, is in the originally typed history by
Len Evans, but is unreadable. Contact Len Evans for further information.]

Jesse Ivey, son of Hugh and Elizabeth Ivey, was born 11 February 1752, New Kent, Albemarle
parish, Sussex county, Virginia. He married Sarah Anderson before 1769. Their
children were Susannah 1769, Sarah 1770, Elizabeth 1171, David Anderson 1774, and Jarret Asbury
1776, the year of the Declaration of Independence.

The 1787 census of Sussex county lists the Jesse Ivey household as consisting of one slave over 16,
two horses or mules and eight head of cattle. Jesse Ivey died in 1834, at about the time his son
David Anderson Ivie had settled in Missouri. At his death he owned 200 acres, 2 negro men,
one negro woman and 2 negro children, which were divided among his children. He left sons David
Anderson and Jarret Asbury half interest in his two negro men and a feather bed each.

[A photo copy of the will of Jesse Ivey is in the originally typed history by Len Evans, but is
unreadable. Contact Len Evans for further information on originals of wills and estate inventories
and for pedigree charts.]

[As given in the forward of this history, contact information for Len Evans:
Len Evans, 289 « West Harrison Avenue, Ventura, CA 93001]
 

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