Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

meant what they said, said what they meant

Back Swamp study (colonial Nansemond County VA, Somerton Creek area)

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The Boyt (numerous spellings) Boyett folks have asked me to look into their folks from Nansemond County. Folks somewhat familiar with my methodology realize that I come and go not dissimilar to a mental patient. Comments have distinct motivational jolts to my fragile neurons. What tantalizing tidbits are you folks interested in?

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Commenter David Boyett sent me a handy dandy link from the Library of Virginia featuring 18 instances of the mention of “Back Swamp” which I have dutifully consulted…

Keen observers of my rants might realize that I have somewhat covered this area… but my methods have improved a bit with time. Perhaps I am a bit more “accurate” now. Wishful thinking on my part… as always this is generally guesswork on my part and I always stand ready to be corrected with a rational alternative… facts are nice.

An accurate map of North and South Carolina, with their Indian frontier, shewing in a distinct manner all the mounta]ins, rivers, swamps, marshes, bays, creeks, harbours, sandbanks and soundings on the coasts; with the roads and Indian paths; as well as the boundary or provincial lines, the several townships, and other divisions of the land in both the provinces;

https://www.loc.gov/resource/g3900.ar139404/?r=0.133,-0.318,0.947,0.721,0

Quit Rents 1704 Nansemond

A Compleat List of the Rent Roll of the Land in Nansemond County In Anno
1704
source: The Planters of Colonial Virginia, by
Thomas J. Wertenbaker

  John Murdaugh                       300
  Jno Duke                            113
  Thomas Duke Jun                     930
  Edward Roberts                      250
  Paul Pender                         240
  Thomas Duke                         400
  James Fowler                        440
  Robert Baker                         50
  Isaac Sketto                        100
  Edward Sketto                       200
  Antho Gumms                          50
  Francis Sketto.                     100
  Wm Parker                           100
  Francis Parker                      170
  Thomas Parker                       300
  Jno Small                           100
  Moses Hall                           95
  Edward Beamond                      550
  Richard Parker                      514
  Capt James Jessey                   550
  Wm Sanders                          200
  Jno Sanders                         165
  Thomas Mansfield                     60
  Wm Woodley                          350
  Andrew Bourne                       200
  Gilbert Owen                        120
  Wm Sanders Jun                      165
  Capt John Speir                     500
  Capt James Reddick                  943
  James Griffin                       500
  Nicholas Stallings                  965
  John Stallings                      250
  Richard Stallings                   165
  Elias Stallings Jun                 250
  Joseph Baker                        740
  Wm Jones                            500
  Robert Roundtree                    245
  John Roundtree                      475
  George Spivey                       200
  James Spivey                        600
  James Knight                        300
  Jno Gorden                          330
  Edward Arnold                        80
  James Mulleny                       500
  Thomas Docton                       200
  Wm Britt                            400
  Nath Newby                          850
  Elias Stalling                      470
  Robert Lassiter                     850
  Patrick Wood                        200
  Wm Thompson                         133
  Jonathan Kitterell                  300
  Adam Rabey                          586
  Jno Powell                          758
  John Reddick                        300
  Henry Copeland                      150
  Thomas Davis                        250
  Jno Smith                           100
  Thomas Harrald                      652
  Richard Baker                        40
  Samuell Smith                       230
  Wm Hood                             200
  Thomas Roundtree                    350
  Henry Hill                          175
  Jno Larkhum                         500
  Wm Vann                             100
  Joseph Cooper                       267
  John Harris                         600
  Francis Copeland                    513
  Elizabeth Price                     150
  Wm Hill                             150
  Thomas Spivey                       200
  Jno Campbell                        400
  Jno Morley                          100
  Jos Rogers                           15
  Jno Cole                            814
  Thomas Harrald                      100
  Christopher Gawin Jun                20
  Daniell Horton                      200
  Wm Bruin                            300
  Peter Eason                         400
  Anne Pugh                          2300
  Benj Blanchard                      130
  Thomas Norfleet                     500
  John Odum                            50
  Thomas Gough                        150
  Hugh Gough                          150
  Epapap Boyne                        100
  Henry Baker                         375
  Christopher Gwin                   1010
  James Speirs                        200
  Epaphra Benton                      250
  Wm Eason                            180
  Andrew Brown                         25
  Wm Horne                            100
  Robert Reddick                      200
  Henry Hackley                       210
  Thomas Roberts                       30
  Abr Reddick                         400
  Jno Parker                          240
  Richard Barefield                   900
  John Benton                         660
  Jno Pipkin                          100
  Jos Brady                           250
  Christopher Dudley                  200
  Thomas Norris                       100
  Thomas Wiggins                      100
  Patrick Lawley                       50
  Robert Warren                       100
  Richard Odium                        50
  Thomas Davis                        340
  Thomas Barefield                    100
  John Eason                          150
  Jerimiah Arlin                      250
  Jno Perry                           870
  Jno Drury                            87
  Joseph Booth                        987
  Cresham Cofield                     350
  Richard Sumner                      600
  Edward Norfleet                     200
  Jno Norfleet                        600
  Edward Moore                        250
  Thomas Moore                        200
  James Lawry                          40
  James Daughtie                      400
  John Wallis                         150
  Richard Sanders Jun                 100
  Wm Byrd                             300
  James Howard                        700
  John Brinkley                       430
  Robert Horning                       80
  Wm Speirs                           200
  Sarah Exum                          150
  Jno Larrence                        175
  Nicholas Perry                      200
  Sampson Merridith                   400
  Coll Thomas Milner                 1484
  Joseph Merridith                    250
  Thomas Kinder                       160
  Henry King                          300
  Joseph Hine                         150
  Wm King                             140
  Julian King                         700
  Mich King                            80
  Capt Tho Godwin Jun                 697
  Henry Lawrence                      200
  Jno King                           1000
  Richard Hyne                        200
  Capt Francis Milner                 479
  Benj Nevill                         475
  Elizabeth Marler                     80
  Wm Keene                            200
  Jno Symmons                         678
  Hen: Johnson                        150
  Jno Darden                          500
  Wm Everett                          150
  Wm Pope                             890
  Joseph Worrell                      270
  Thomas Jemegan Jun                  135
  Richard Lawerence                   200
  Jonathan Robinson                   400
  Robert Yates                        150
  Thomas Odium                         20
  John Barefield                      300
  John Raules                         600
  Thomas Boyt                         400
  Thomas Vaughan                      200
  Jno Parker                          300
  Richard Green                       200
  Elizabeth Ballard                   300
  Samuell Watson                      200
  Francis Spight                      400
  Joseph Ballard                      200
  John Oxley                          100
  Benj Rogers                         600
  Robert Rogers                       300
  Henry Jerregan                      200
  Jno Hansell                         500
  Henry Jenkins                       400
  Capt William Hunter                 800
  Jno Moore                           200
  Richard Moore                       250
  Edward Homes                        300
  Fra Cambridge                       100
  Wm Ward                             200
  Jno Rice                            140
  Wm Battaile                         800
  Wm Spite                            500
  Abr Oadham                           20
  Jacob Oadam                          20
  Jno Lee                             100
  Wm Macklenny                        200
  Robert Coleman                     1400
  Jno Bryan                           200
  Wm Daughtree                        100
  Jno Copeland                        600
  Jno Butler                          200
  James Butler                         75
  Thomas Roads                         75
  Wm Collins                         1220
  Jno Hedgpath                        700
  Jno Holland                         700
  Robert Carr                         200
  Wm Waters                           600
  Robert Lawrence                     400
  Wm Bryon                            350
  Lewis Bryon                         400
  James Lawrence                      100
  Wm Gatlin                           100
  Joseph Gutchins                     250
  George Lawrence                     400
  Lewis Daughtree                     100
  Thomas Rogers                        50
  Jno Rogers                          200
  Henry Core                           50
  Edward Cobb                         100
  Richard Taylor                      300
  Robert Brewer                       200
  Wm Osburne                          200
  Thomas Biswell                      400
  Jno Gatlin                          200
  Richard Folk                        100
  Thomas Parker                       100
  Peter Parker                        140
  Wm Parker                           140
  Richard Hine Jun                    200
  Stephen Archer                      200
  Charles Roades                      800
  Henry Roades                        100
  James Collings                      300
  Henry Holland                       400
  Wm Kerle                            325
  Joseph Holland                      100
  Jno Thomas Jun                      100
  Jno Thomas                          275
  Thomas Mason                        350
  Edward Mason                        150
  Jno Sanders                         150
  Mich Brinkley                       200
  James Moore                         400
  Henry Blumpton                     1500
  Jno Symmons                         100
  Jeremiah Edmunds                     70
  John Gay                            200
  Philip Aylsberry                    100
  James Copeland                      390
  Jno Brothers                        460
  Richard Creech                      200
  Richard Bond                         90
  Thomas Handcock                      30
  James Knott                        1050
  Wm Edwards                          150
  Robert Elkes                        175
  Edward Price                        140
  Jane Belson                         100
  Wm Staples                          210
  Robert Mountgomery                  150
  John Moore                          100
  Capt Edmund Godwin                  800
  Thomas Wakefield                    150
  Godfrey Hunt                        360
  Henery Wilkinson                    250
  Nicholas Dixon                      200
  George Keeley                       650
  Richard Taylor                      300
  Anne Coefield                       300
  Joseph Hollyday                    1000
  Mr Jno Braisseur                    400
  Thomas Best                         160
  Alexander Campbell                  500
  Capt Charles Drury                  570
  Thomas Drury                         75
  Luke Shea                           650
  John Babb                           500
  Abraham Edwards                     400
  Richard Sanders                     500
  Antho Wallis                         80
  Daniell Sullivan                    100
  Joseph Ellis                        290
  Nicholas Hunter                     190
  Richard Webb                        200
  John Hare                           190
  Christopher Norfleet                400
  Jno Heslop                          148
  Francis Benton                      200
  Capt Wm Sumner                      275
  Elizabeth Syrte                     100
  Anne Hare                           600
  Jno Porter                          450
  Edward Welsh                        100
  Jno Winbourne                       400
  Paul Pender                         200
  Mich Cowling                        100
  John Cowling                        100
  Rowland Gwyn                         75
  Andrew Ross                         150
  Jno Ballard                         400
  Benjamin Montgomery                 910
  Thomas Corbell                      200
  Jno Yates                           400
  Jno White                           150
  George White                         50
  Jno Bond                            150
  Wm Hay                              100
  Henry Bowes                         600
  Wm Sevill                            85
  Jno Hambleton                       200
  Robert Jordan                       850
  James Howard                         25
  Ruth Coefield                       110
  Jno Chilcott                        100
  Jno Rutter                           80
  Thomas Rutter                        75
  Wm Rutter                            75
  Capt Barnaby Kerney                 460
  Thomas Cutchins                     150
  Robert Lawrence                     130
  Samuell Cahoone                     240
  Jno Iles                            220
  Thomas Sawyer                       180
  Wm Outland                          400
  Coll George Northworthy             650
  Coll Thomas Godwin                  810
  Caleb Taylor                        200
  Thomas Carnell                      320
  Richard Bradley                     250
  Jno Corbin                          300
  Wm Sykes                            150
  Major Thomas Jorden                 700
  Richard Lovegrove                   150
  Thomas Davis                        144
  Samuell Farmer                      160
  Henry Bradley                       500
  Jno Clarke                           25
  Margarett Jorden                    200
  Wm Elkes                            100
  Humphrey Mires                      150
  James Ward                          100
  Widdow Hudnell                       45
  Wm Grandberry                       300
  Israell Shepherd                    200
  Benj. Small                         100
  Anne Crandberry                      75
  Charles Roberts                      50
  Richard Sclator                     300
  Robert Murrow                       320
  Elizabeth Peters                    334
  Thomas Jones                        200
  Elizabeth Butler                    200
  Coll Samuell Bridger                500
  Jno Lawrence                        100
  Thomas Jarregan                     165
  Thomas Jarregan Jun                 600
  Wm Drury                             80
  Wm Butler                           120
  Henry Jenkins                       860
  Edward Bathurst                     250
  Thomas Houffler                     200
  Edward Streater                     200
  Wm Duffield                          50
  Charles Thomas Jun                   50
  Jno Blessington                     150
  Ursula Goodwin                      100
  Thomas Acwell                       440
  Wm Peale                            180
  John Lambkin                         50
  James Murphice                      160
  Robert Peale                        275
  John Peters                         368
  James Peters                        340
  John Wakefield                       50
  Richard Wynn                        890
  James Lockhart                      800
  John Keeton                        2000
                                   ------
                                   117024
  Jno Murrow                          200
                                   ------
                                   117224
  Added to make up equll            13850
    the last year list             ------
    which may be supposed          131074
    to be held by persons
    that have not made both

  Persons living out of the County and other that will not pay or give
    account. Viz:

  Capt Thomas Lovett
  Capt Jno Wright
  Fra Parker Jun
  Tho Martin
  Jno Wright
  Wm Lapiter
  Jno Lapiter
  Capt Luke Haffield
  Mrs Elizabeth Swann

  Errors excepted per me Henry Jenkins

Written by anderson1951

May 9, 2021 at 2:28 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

5 Responses

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  1. Thank you for doing this.

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    Wendy Bebout Elliott

    May 9, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    • My pleasure…
      I’m not done yet… intrigue me with some ideas. I have about a half dozen apps open when on
      one of these excursions… now is the time for questions. (I think you guys are interested in Ballards? Langston?) One I did not list yet is the Ralls patent… a real nightmare I haven’t figured out yet.
      Marc

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      anderson1951

      May 9, 2021 at 5:52 pm

  2. My ancestor Thomas Collins acquired land around what is now Drum Hill, NC, in about 1805-1805. It seems a number of associated also moved into the area at that time. The land bordered Wiggins Bird, Smith, according to the tax lists. I would be curious if you have anything farther east along Somerton. The swamp there is Mill Swamp, also called Beach Swamp.

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    justinpetrone

    May 12, 2021 at 8:33 am

    • Hi Justin

      I am working the map now as time permits.
      Note any hot names I should include close to this area

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      anderson1951

      May 12, 2021 at 9:00 am

  3. Early IOW and Nansemond was certainly a melting pot of indentured servants, gentry for their “adventure” and others tagging along. With missing records in Nansemond, about the only thing we have to connect the families are these land patents and the new YDNA BigY “who’s your daddy” DNA testing. Lets see, some Ballards are Boyt, some Boyt are Ballard: not done, some Rawls are Boyt, some Rawls are Jernigan. The list goes on, such the “adventure” to the Virginia Colony. YDNA is not the same as Ancestry DNA which is Autosomal DNA, and then of course we have mtDNA. All are different testing to find different information.

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    David Boyett

    May 12, 2021 at 2:39 pm


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