Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Northampton Co. NC Wills & Estates "Indian Troubles" #history #genealogy #northcarolinapioneers

Indian Troubles

Meherrin RiverDuring 1679 Lewis Williams owned a plantation on the Meherrin River at Lawnes Creek Parish. In 1707 the estate of Lewis Williams involving the home had Indian problems which made it impossible for his family to inhabit the plantation. Three years later, boundary disputes were mentioned concerning the plantation of his son, William Williams. A 1701 deed in Isle of Wight County, Virginia shows that 500 acres of land was sold to Lewis Williams on the Chowanoke River, it being part of a patent granted by William Berkeley to Thomas Woodward Sr. and Thomas Woodward Jr. The date of the patent was September 23, 1663. 

Northampton County Wills and Estates

Northampton CountyNorthampton County was created in 1741 from Bertie County. It was named for James Compton, 5th Earl of Northampton. In 1759 parts of Northampton County, Bertie County, and Chowan County were combined to form Hertford County.

Northampton County Wills and other Records Available to Members of North Carolina Pioneers 

Miscellaneous Wills
  • Williams, Thomas, LWT dated 1815

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