Descendants of William Anderson, Sr.

 

 

Generation No. 1

 

        1.  William5 Anderson, Sr.  (Richard4, Richard3, "York Watershed"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: Library of Virginia, Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants,  (http://198.17.62.51/collections/LO.html), "Electronic.") was born Abt. 1645 in York County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1685 in New Kent County, Virginia.  He married ?.  She was born Abt. 1645, and died Aft. 1684 in New Kent County, Virginia.

 

Notes for William Anderson, Sr.:

        The Anderson families of the York River Basin have been written about by William Pope Anderson in the 1930's who was generally more careful about what he claimed than other writers.  However he made no reference to this William Anderson.  From Virginia records and Some of W.P. Andersons notes it is obvious that there were coincident families with Robert Anderson headed by Richard and William and they all moved into the area that broke up into New Kent, King William & King & Queen Counties moving upstream from Gloucester County along the north bank of the York River.  William moves up the Poroptank River along the Rappahanock Road and the fact that I cannot attach any of the Hanover, King William or King & Queen County Andersons to him suggests that he continued north, rather than west and his family is to be found on the south bank of the Rappahanock River.  There is a William Anderson, likely to be his son in the Christ Church Parish register of Middlesex County, Virginia and Caroline County records of the 1700's reveal the presence of William Andersons that may descend from this man. 

 

from the Virginia Patent Books

1663 William Anderson was a head right of William Jones to New Kent County

 

William Anderson

12/10/1668               437 acres           New Kent County

Virginia Patents Book 6/Page 213

        Stratton Major Parish, branches of Poropotanke, N of plantation of John Fox, to S of Rappahanock Road. 64 bought of Thomas Hanks remainder for import of 8 persons.

 

William Anderson

03/11/1675/76            60 acres            Gloucester Co.

patents ?/601

        in Petsoe Parish, adj. his own, Maj. Lewis, Nettle, John Jebell, near the five springs

 

William Anderson

09/22/1682               90 acres            New Kent County

patents 7/186

        Begin at his fence to Rappahanock Path, by Rappahanock Road, to William Lines.

 

1683 adj. Henry Fox New Kent & Gloucester Co. at Wm Anderson's fence John Lewis Quarter up to William Lynes

1685 adj. Richard Davis at Rappahanock Road

 

        The Rappahanock Road was probably the predecessor to Virginia Route 17 and William Anderson's land fell between this road to the northern Counties and the Poroptank River which formed the border between Gloucester and King WIlliam Counties.  It is likely that he owned land on both sides of the river and county line.  Gloucester County records were lost in an 1820 fire and it is possible that additional information would have been available on him from them.

 

       

Children of William Anderson and ? are:

+      2                 i.    William6 Anderson, Jr., born Abt. 1667 in Gloucester County, Virginia; died April 07, 1722 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        3                ii.    Henry Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born Abt. 1675 in Gloucester County, Virginia; died October 24, 1717 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        4               iii.    John Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born Abt. 1680 in Gloucester County, Virginia; died November 29, 1721 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

+      5               iv.    Thomas S. Anderson, born Abt. 1685 in Middlesex County, Virginia; died February 24, 1726/27 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 2

 

        2.  William6 Anderson, Jr. (William5, Richard4, Richard3, "York Watershed"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic.") was born Abt. 1667 in Gloucester County, Virginia, and died April 07, 1722 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.  He married Ann Clever February 23, 1687/88 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.  She was born Bef. 1670, and died May 07, 1724 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

 

Notes for William Anderson, Jr.:

Marriages from the Christ Church register

Name Spouse Marriage Date Comment

William Anderson Ann Clever  23 Feb 1687  both of this pish 

William Anderson Sarah Goar  19 Nov 1718    

Paulin Anderson Judith Jones  09 Jan 1723    

William Anderson Anne Humpheries  23 Jun 1727    

William Anderson Constance Alphin  23 Apr 1737    

Alexander Anderson Nancy Wilcox  26 Nov 1780    

Robert Townley Jane Anderson  29 Dec 1781  of King & Queen 

Francis Anderson Frances Spencer  10 Jan 1793  (K. & Q.) 

Paulin Anderson Blackburn Sally Hodges  10 Jan 1797    

Anderson Miller Dorothy Berry  17 Oct 1771    

 

Births from the Christ Church register

Name Relationship Parents Birth Date Baptism Date Comment

Harry Son  William Anderson Sarah Anderson 05 Nov 1719  19 Nov 1719    

Benjamine Son  William Anderson Sarah Anderson 14 Apr 1722  13 May 1722    

William Son  William Anderson Sarah Anderson 05 Nov 1725  21 Nov 1725    

Joseph Son  William Anderson Anne Anderson 26 Jul 1729  17 Aug 1729    

John Son  William Anderson Anne Anderson 04 Dec 1731  12 Dec 1731    

George Son  William Anderson Anne Anderson 13 Sep 1733  16 Sep 1733    

Andrew Son  Wm Anderson Ann Anderson 04 Jul 1735  27 Jul 1735  of Petsworth parish 

William Son  Harry Anderson Mary Anderson 13 Dec 1743       

Sarah Daughter  Harry Anderson Mary Anderson 19 Apr 1746       

* m Daughter  John Anderson Eliza Anderson 07 Apr 1752       

* argaret Goar Daughter  Harry Anderson Mary Anderson 20 Feb 1753       

Churchhill Anderson Son  John Hodges Mary Hodges 12 Aug 1795  31 Jan 1796    

---alph son  Harry Anderson Mary Anderson 15 Apr -       

 

Deaths from the Christ Church register

Name Relationship Kin Death Date Burial Date Comment

Henry Anderson       24 Oct 1717  26 Oct 1717    

John Anderson       29 Nov 1721  02 Dec 1721    

William Anderson       07 Apr 1722  09 Apr 1722    

Anne Anderson       07 May 1724  09 May 1724    

Sarah Anderson       17 Dec 1726  19 Dec 1726    

Constant Anderson Wife  Wm Anderson  30 May 1742       

 

       

Children of William Anderson and Ann Clever are:

+      6                 i.    Joseph7 Anderson, born Abt. 1690 in Middlesex County, Virginia; died Bef. 1745 in Essex County, Virginia.

+      7                ii.    William Anderson III, born Abt. 1693 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia; died Aft. 1742.

 

 

        5.  Thomas S.6 Anderson (William5, Richard4, Richard3, "York Watershed"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic.") was born Abt. 1685 in Middlesex County, Virginia, and died February 24, 1726/27 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

       

Child of Thomas S. Anderson is:

        8                 i.    Major7 Anderson, born March 17, 1716/17 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 3

 

        6.  Joseph7 Anderson (William6, William5, Richard4, Richard3, "York Watershed"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: Library of Virginia, Virginia Land Office Patents and Grants,  (http://198.17.62.51/collections/LO.html), "Electronic.") was born Abt. 1690 in Middlesex County, Virginia, and died Bef. 1745 in Essex County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth Clayton.  She died Aft. 1745.

 

Notes for Joseph Anderson:

Joseph Anderson 02/24/1730 Essex Co

130a South Farnham Parish adj Clayton & Reuben Welch

Virginia patents 14/150

___________________________________

: Essex County, Virginia Anderson 

Date: 5/16/03 9:17:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time

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21 May 1717.  Joseph Anderson witnessed the will of Richard Brasier. 

Source:  Essex County, Virginia, Records, 1717-1719, page 47.

 

15 May 1719.  Joseph Anderson and Zachary Lewis are witnesses in South Farnham Parish to sale of land.

Source:  Essex County, Virginia, Records, 1717-1722, pages 63-66;

 

13-14 Jan 1720/21.  Richard Kilpin of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, to Joseph Anderson of South Farnham Parish, Essex County.  Lease and release; for 28 pounds sterling.  316 acres in St. Ann's Parish….near William Daniel's plantation…crossing the head of Potabago Swamp…Enoch Doughty's ["Dowty" in release] old line…Emerson's corner…McKenny's corner.  Signed:  Richard Kilpin.  Witnesses:  John (J) Ward, William Harding, John Naylor.  Acted on 28 Jan and recorded 21 Mar 1720/21.

Source:  Records of Essex County, Virginia, 1717-1722, pages 282-285.

 

16 Jan 1720/21.  Joseph Anderson of South Farnham Parish, Essex County, having bought land of Richard Kilpin of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, 316 acres in St. Ann's Parish 13-14 Jan 1720/21, for natural affection and tender respects that I bear unto my well beloved three sons Joseph Anderson, Thomas Anderson, and Henry Anderson.  All that tract abovementioned after my loving wife's decease Eliza Anderson and mine Joseph Anderson, and not before.  Signed:  Joseph (X) Anderson.  Witnesses:  Benjamin Morris, John Hayes.  

Source: Records of Essex County, Virginia, 1717-1722, pages 285-286.

 

18 Sep 1723.  Bond of Joseph Anderson as executor for William Harding.  Unto John Lomax, Thomas Catlett, Thomas Waring, Lawrence Taliaferro, Gent., justices.  For 100 pounds sterling.  Signed: Joseph (X) Anderson and Thomas Bryan.

Source:  Essex County, Virginia, Wills, Bonds, Inventories, Etc., 1722-1730, page 33.

 

14 Aug 1745.  …land which Thomas Anderson holds in Essex County situated in South Farnham Parish near Piscataway Ferry being a tract of land bought by Joseph Anderson, father of said Thomas Anderson.  Describes Thomas Anderson as a bricklayer in Fairfax County; with wife named Elizabeth.  Also mentions bond with William Smith of Northumberland County, VA.

Source:  Essex County, Virginia Deeds, 1745-1749, pages 14-20.

Note:  The elder Joseph Anderson in Essex County, VA must have died by 1745.  This elder Anderson, born circa 1698-1701, was probably married to a Elizabeth Clayton (she remarried to a Mr. Pendleton).

 

 

Rick Thomas

Alexandria, Virginia

       

Children of Joseph Anderson and Elizabeth Clayton are:

        9                 i.    Joseph8 Anderson, born Bef. 1716.

 

Notes for Joseph Anderson:

: Essex County, Virginia Anderson 

Date: 5/16/03 9:17:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

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Patrick,

 

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[snip]

16 Jan 1720/21.  Joseph Anderson of South Farnham Parish, Essex County, having bought land of Richard Kilpin of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, 316 acres in St. Ann's Parish 13-14 Jan 1720/21, for natural affection and tender respects that I bear unto my well beloved three sons Joseph Anderson, Thomas Anderson, and Henry Anderson.  All that tract abovementioned after my loving wife's decease Eliza Anderson and mine Joseph Anderson, and not before.  Signed:  Joseph (X) Anderson.  Witnesses:  Benjamin Morris, John Hayes.  

Source: Records of Essex County, Virginia, 1717-1722, pages 285-286.

 

[snip]

Rick Thomas

Alexandria, Virginia

 

        10              ii.    Thomas Anderson, born Bef. 1718; died in Fairfax County, Virginia.  He married Elizabeth ?.

 

Notes for Thomas Anderson:

: Essex County, Virginia Anderson 

Date: 5/16/03 9:17:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Sent from the Internet (Details)

 

Patrick,

 

       This may help someone out as it describes the names of the family:

 [snip]

16 Jan 1720/21.  Joseph Anderson of South Farnham Parish, Essex County, having bought land of Richard Kilpin of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, 316 acres in St. Ann's Parish 13-14 Jan 1720/21, for natural affection and tender respects that I bear unto my well beloved three sons Joseph Anderson, Thomas Anderson, and Henry Anderson.  All that tract abovementioned after my loving wife's decease Eliza Anderson and mine Joseph Anderson, and not before.  Signed:  Joseph (X) Anderson.  Witnesses:  Benjamin Morris, John Hayes.  

Source: Records of Essex County, Virginia, 1717-1722, pages 285-286.

 [snip]

14 Aug 1745.  …land which Thomas Anderson holds in Essex County situated in South Farnham Parish near Piscataway Ferry being a tract of land bought by Joseph Anderson, father of said Thomas Anderson.  Describes Thomas Anderson as a bricklayer in Fairfax County; with wife named Elizabeth.  Also mentions bond with William Smith of Northumberland County, VA.

Source:  Essex County, Virginia Deeds, 1745-1749, pages 14-20.

Note:  The elder Joseph Anderson in Essex County, VA must have died by 1745.  This elder Anderson, born circa 1698-1701, was probably married to a Elizabeth Clayton (she remarried to a Mr. Pendleton).

 

 

Rick Thomas

Alexandria, Virginia

 

        11             iii.    Henry Anderson, born Bef. 1720.

 

Notes for Henry Anderson:

: Essex County, Virginia Anderson 

Date: 5/16/03 9:17:52 PM Eastern Daylight Time

From: [email protected]

To: [email protected]

Sent from the Internet (Details)

 

Patrick,

 

       This may help someone out as it describes the names of the family:

[snip]

 

16 Jan 1720/21.  Joseph Anderson of South Farnham Parish, Essex County, having bought land of Richard Kilpin of Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, 316 acres in St. Ann's Parish 13-14 Jan 1720/21, for natural affection and tender respects that I bear unto my well beloved three sons Joseph Anderson, Thomas Anderson, and Henry Anderson.  All that tract abovementioned after my loving wife's decease Eliza Anderson and mine Joseph Anderson, and not before.  Signed:  Joseph (X) Anderson.  Witnesses:  Benjamin Morris, John Hayes.  

Source: Records of Essex County, Virginia, 1717-1722, pages 285-286.

 

[snip]

 

Rick Thomas

Alexandria, Virginia

 

 

 

        7.  William7 Anderson III (William6, William5, Richard4, Richard3, "York Watershed"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic.") was born Abt. 1693 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia, and died Aft. 1742.  He married (1) Sarah Goar November 19, 1718 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.  She was born Bef. 1700, and died December 17, 1726 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.  He married (2) Anne Humphries June 23, 1727 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.    He married (3) Constance Alphin April 23, 1737 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.  She died May 30, 1742 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

 

Notes for William Anderson III:

 

 

       

Children of William Anderson and Sarah Goar are:

+      12               i.    Harry8 Anderson, born November 05, 1719 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        13              ii.    Benjamin Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born April 14, 1722 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        14             iii.    William Anderson IV (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born November 05, 1725 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

 

       

Children of William Anderson and Anne Humphries are:

        15               i.    Joseph8 Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born July 26, 1729 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        16              ii.    John Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born December 04, 1731 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        17             iii.    George Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born September 13, 1733 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        18             iv.    Andrew Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born July 04, 1735 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

 

 

Generation No. 4

 

        12.  Harry8 Anderson (William7, William6, William5, Richard4, Richard3, "York Watershed"2, "Colonial Virginia"1) (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic.") was born November 05, 1719 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.  He married Mary ?. 

       

Children of Harry Anderson and Mary ? are:

        19               i.    William9 Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born December 13, 1743 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        20              ii.    Sarah Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born April 19, 1746 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        21             iii.    Ralph Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born April 15, 1750 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.

        22             iv.    Margaret Goar Anderson (Source: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of Virginia., Parish Register of Christ Church, Middlesex County, Virginia from 1653 to 1812,  (Richmond, VA: Christ Church,1897. (found on ancestry.com)), "Electronic."), born February 20, 1753 in Christ Church Parish, Middlesex County, Virginia.