Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

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TTT Murdak_Meherrin

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Below are several Virginia patents issued in 1663… I think they are all roughly around the Mouth of Maherrin River.  The James Murdak of 1663 may relate to a John Murdak who is mentioned in a 1703 patent for Thomas Godwin… “John Murdak’s line”.

1663patents Chowan

This is the Murdak/Godwin connection…

1663_Murdak Chowan

See map here:


A couple more suspicious characters…

Lassister, William. grantee.

Land grant 24 April 1703.

Location: Nansemond County.

Description: 100 acres on both sides of a branch of Mahering Swamp called Lassisters Branch, adjoining the land of Wm. Hunter.

If you look this up at the Lib of Virginia website note the spelling… LassiSter… dam computers are picky that way…

Hunter, William. grantee.

Land grant 25 April 1701.

Location: Nansemond County.

Description: 240 acres on the south eastward side of the Meherring swamp, adjoining his own former patented land.

Lassiter_Hunter_Meherrin Cr

Written by anderson1951

May 18, 2013 at 8:36 am

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    June 12, 2014 at 8:43 am

    • I’m an amateur historian/genealogist. I was born in Abilene, Texas in 1951. My ancestors came from Edgecombe County, NC. I have a keen interest in finding my earliest ancestors and simply get side-tracked with these 16, 17 and 18th century folks. The untold stories are fascinating… this is where America began and my people were there. The missing records are a major roadblock to any but those like me who simply refuse to give up the chase. Mostly by myself and with the aid of this marvelous resource of the Internet I have uncovered numerous leads (such as above) which are just waiting to be explored. That is not meant to be arrogant… of course I have many folks who contribute to the cause. My thanks to all of them. What I am trying to say is that you almost have to be a fanatic with your research to follow the trails. One day my maps will speak for me after I am gone. The maps will be my meager contribution to the field of genealogy. The fanatics will find me.



      June 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

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