Andersons of Colonial N. Carolina

so I start this site in Virginia… go figure

Charles City County Order Book, 1692-1700

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A portion of the Charles City County Record Book, 1692-1700, taken from the Charles City courthouse in 1862 during the Peninsula Campaign of the Civil War, was returned to the Library of Virginia in 2016 by a Pennsylvania family who had cared for it for over three decades. It was reunited with another portion of the record book that had been returned to Virginia decades earlier.

http://www.virginiamemory.com/transcribe/collections/show/11

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The order of these images are interrupted as the transcriptions come online.  Use the search box for the finished ones.  This is pretty cool.  The transcriptions from the search are not only from the Charles Citty records but other records as well.

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I’m bogged down with work and haven’t had time to properly search these new documents.  My main interest is the hope of finding new info on a James Anderson of this time period.  He vanishes about mid 1690s. (He was associated with James Thweat and others).

Meanwhile I did find this mention of a will for one Joseph Wall… much controversy concerning the WALL families still perplexes us.  This is a fresh bone to chew on…

wall_download

Here is somewhat of a synopsis…

http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jmljr&id=I35787

I have some notes elsewhere you can find with a search of “joseph wall”…

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Ah… a tidbit…

ja_charlescity1699

This is “smoking gun” proof that Mathew Anderson was the son of Reynard Anderson.  I suspect this James Anderson is his brother- 1. because Ten pounds “Money” was changed hands. 2. because the land was formerly James Thweatt’s.  James Anderson married the daughter of Thweatt (Elizabeth).  It is possible however, that this James is the nephew of Mathew.  

This Indenture Made the Second day of Feabrury in the

Eleventh Yeare of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King William of England Scotland France Ireland & in the Year of our Lord God one seven hundred Between Mathew Anderson of the prish of Bristoll in Charles Citty County of ye one party and James Anderson  of ye aforesaid prish and County of the other partie witnesseth that he the said Mathew Anderson for the valuable consideration of Ten pounds Sterling Money according to agreement between them well & truly satisfied and paid where of and of Every part & parcel whereof the said Mathew Anderson Doth free quite & for Ever Discharge the sd James Anderson his heirs & assignes & hath for him & his heirs given granted Bargained Sold Assigned over Enfeofed & confirmed & doth by these presents give grant Bargaine Sell assigned over enfeosesand confirm to him the sd James Anderson his heirs & Assignes for ever one prsell of land Containing about one hundred Acres of land more or less in the present possesion of him the sd Mathew Anderson with all the priveleges profitts and Emmolliments thereunto belonging to him the sd James Anderson his heirs and assinges for Ever the sd Land being due unto the side Mathew Anderson by the Last will & Testament of his father Rainard Anderson Deseast & being all & everie part of the Land due to him out of a Conveiance made over to his father by James Thweatt & bounding as by the said will it is Exprest to have & to hold the sd Hundred Acres of Land more or less & all the appartenances thereto belonging to him the said James Anderson his heirs and assignes forever in as Large and ample maner to all intents & purposes as he the sd Mathew Anderson or any Other might or could Enjoy the same & further the said Mathew Anderson Doth for himself his heirs Executr & Administraters Covenant promise & agree to and with the sd James Anderson or any Other person or persons Claiming under him or his heirs by or with his present consent or procurement and that he the said James Anderson his heirs or assigned shall peaceable & quietly posses & Enjoy all the before Recited premises without the Least hindrance or Molestation of him ye sd Mathew Anderson his heirs or assigns In witness whereof the sd Mathew Anderson hath hereunto sett his hand & seal the Day & Years first above written

Signed Sealed & Delivered

In prsents of

James Tweatt

Joseph (his X mark) Patison

Charles City Cont Cur     Mathew Anderson seal

Att Westover March ye 4th 1699 This

Deed was acknowledged In open Court

By ye sd Mathew Anderson To ye

sd James Anderson and at his motion

the same is ordered to be Recorded

and accordingly is truly recorded

Test Ino Paytor? Cl Cur

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Background on these Virginia Andersons can be found at this site:  Click on the Reynard Anderson link:

http://homepages.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~anderson/virginia.html

The author of the site (Patrick Anderson) has purported that James Anderson, son of Reynard Anderson, died before 1704. Further he speculates that he had sons and they became wards of Mathew Anderson (his brother).  The evidence points to that conclusion. 

My interest has been to track these folks to see if any may have migrated to North Carolina.  My efforts have found only one in the Colonial Period. That would be one John Anderson who had property near modern Halifax.  He did not remain and returned to Virginia, leaving a will.  At this point I have to conclude that the James Anderson near the Halifax area from about 1716 to the mid 1720s is not one of these Virginians.  I am left stumped.

Another track of raw research, particularly for these new records from Charles Citty, is the STURDIVANT line.  The immigrant Sturdivant was an Indian Trader employed by William Byrd II… he was killed while out trading and it is an interesting tale.  But more to my research, he likely had an ANDERSON who married into his line. I suspect that there is a connection of that Anderson to the Peter Anderson clan who settled near Halifax, NC.  Somehow there seems to be a connection to the Prince George County, VA Andersons and Halifax, NC.  So my hunt continues…

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And so, interestingly and oddly enough, after my notes above, and as I transcribed another of the Charles Citty documents… I find this mention of a Sturdivant… and on the same page a note of the death of Mathew Anderson.  So I am again dumbfounded.  Is this the older Mathew Anderson, son of Reynard, or is it a son of James Anderson.   (note the mention of “6 diaper napkins”… seemingly a reference to a baby)

And note each document refers to the same third person-   James Savoker (Saveker)

Know all men by these presents yt I Elizabeth Sturdivant of ye prish of bristoll in Charles Citty County have made ordained Constituted & appoynted and by these psts doe make ordaine Constitute and apoynt Robert Bolly of ye same parish & County Govt my true & Lawful attorney for me and in my stead and name att ye next Court att Westover holden in & for ye County of Charles Citty aforsd then & there for most in my name to Deliver & acknowledge as my act & Deed unto James Savoker or his Assignes one Indenture Whereunt[o] Thus already sealed bearing ognall date wth these pnts and made between Chischester Sturdivant & ye sd Elizabeth his wife ye one part and ye aforsd James Sovoker of ye other part. As by ye sd Indenture may more fully and att large apeare wch Indenture after ye same shall be soe Delivered by ye sd Atorney I ye sd Eliz. Sturdivant doe promise & these pnts yt it shall be my efectual Deed in Law to all intents construction & purposes as if my self were yhere present yo acknowledge ye same In Witness whereof I have unto sett my hand & seale this secont day of novemr in ye yeare of our Lord God one thousand six hundred ninty and six_

Sealed & dvd in pnts of
Evan Evans Elizabeth E (her mark) Sturdivant

Proved in Court by the oath of Evan Evans
November 3 1696 Test James Minge

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Goods Recd By James Saveker for Mathew Andersons Estate

To 24 [?] of new puter………………………….at……………………..1: 4: 0
To 1 oval table……………………………………..at…………………….1: 5: 0
To 6 plates………………………………………….at 1/4………………. 0: 8: 0
To one flagon……………………………………….at……………………0: 8: 0
To 4 leather chares……………………………….at 5/………………..1: 0:0
To 1 bed & furniture………………………………at……………………4: 10:0
To 1 looking glass…………………………………at……………………0: 6: 0
To 1 pr of curtains an Vall………………………at……………………0: 18: 0
To 1 iron pott [26?] pott hooks……………….at……………………0: 9:8
To 6 diaper napkins………………………….at…………………….0: 6: 0
To 1 pr of Roland sheets 1 table cloth…….at…………………….1: 10: 0
To 1 Callico Carpitt……………………………….at…………………….0: 8: 0
To 2 cows and 2 stears…………………………at……………………..5: 0: 0
17: 12: 08

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This Chichester Sturdivant is a known son of the immigrant John Sturdivant (the Indian Trader killed while out trading).

A snippet from Adventurers of Purse and Person, Virginia, 1607-1624/5: Families G-P….  to whet your appetite…

sturdivant

So the clues are in these new records… (I ran across other references to the Sturdivants and have to re-find them… they have to be transcribed before they can be searched… hint, hint)…   

A Mathew Sturdivant and Biggins Sturdivant relocated from Prince George, VA to Halifax, NC…. also staring you detectives in the face is the fact that a Sturdivant descendant had a middle name of ANDERSON… hence my suspicion that an Anderson daughter from Prince George married into the family.  Who was she?  

07 Sep. 1757 Edgecombe Co. deed, 6-345, Smith to Sturdivant, witness Peter Anderson. 23 Sep.

1758 Edgecombe Co. deed, 6-341, Adams to Peter Anderson, 100 acres on Dry Pond Swamp joining Adams, witnessed by Weldon and Bigins Sturdivant.

Edgecombe County Court Minutes 1744-1762, Pub. GoldenWest Marketing Genealogy, March 1988

[XX]-XX*   * the unbracketed numbers refer to original page numbers

Peter Anderson[198]-17  (Feb 175_-Jun 1758)   On Motion of Bigans Sturdivant Order’d that a Summ. Issue for Joshua Tatum & Peter Anderson Evidences to a Deed of Feefment, from James Smith to the sd. Biggans, to appear here at Next Court to prove the sd. Deed. (this paragraph crossed out in original) [214]-25  (Jun 1758-Sep 1758)   Sackfd. Adams to Peter Anderson Deed proved by Bigins Sturdivant[215]   James Smith to Biggans Sturdivant Deed proved Peter Anderson

https://andersonnc.wordpress.com/peter-anderson-d-1801/

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Written by anderson1951

February 16, 2017 at 9:58 am

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