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282 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 



VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 



Communicated by Mr. Lothrop Withington, 30 Little Russell street, 

W. C, London (including "Gleanings" by Mr. H. F. Waters, 

not before printed). 



Andrew Cox of Suffolk parish in Nansemond County. Will 
20 September 1761; proved 16 February 1764. The land I now 
live on and that by William Robert's be sold and the money I 
give to my son Andrew Cox. The rest of my estate real and 
personal between my sons Andrew and Chappell if they die be- 
fore lawful age unmarried my three sisters. Charity, Sarah and 
Prudence shall have it. My brother Chappell Cox to bring my 
sons Andrew and Chappell up and he to have the management 
of their estate in England and Virginia. Executors: James Holt 
and William Sheppard. Witnesses: James Turner, William Bal- 
lard, and John Webb. [Administration with will annexed of 
goods of Andrew Cox late of Suffolk parish in Nansemond 
County in Virginia but in the Merchant Ship Happy Return de- 
ceased to Peter Hodgson, Attorney for William Shepherd and 
James Holt, executors residing in Suffolk Parish aforesaid.] 

Simpson, 42. 

Robert Dinwiddie late of the Colony of Virginia but now 
of Saint Albans Street in the City of Westminster Esqr. Will 
2 May 1769; proved 9 October 1770. To my sister Mrs. Sarah 
Dinwiddie of Glasgow in North Britain the sum of ^25. To 
sister Mrs. Jannet McCullock ,£25. To her husband the Rev- 
erend Mr. McCullock ,£20. To his son Mr. Robert .£50. To 
such children as living of brother in law the Rev. Mr. Hamilton 
by my sister Christian his late wife deceased besides his son Archi- 
bald Hamilton /200. To said Archibald ^50. To Mrs. Din- 
widdie, widow of my late Brother Lawrence Dinwiddie deceased, 
^25. To nephew Robert, son of late Brother Lawrence, /ioo, 
and to his other children ^200. To Mrs. Elizabeth Hawker of 
Bath ;£io. To Mrs. Elizabeth Parish, widow of Edward Clarke 
Parish Esqr. deceased, and to her two daughters /io each. To 



VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 283 

University of Glasgow for books for their publick library ^ioo. 
To the Merchants House at Glasgow for their poor ^50. To Mrs. 
Buchanan, wife of James Buchanan Esquire deceased, ^20. To 
Mr. John Pyland ,£50. To the Reverend Mr. Richard Hotch- 
kiss and his wife ,£io each. To each of my daughters Elizabeth 
and Rebecca Dinwiddie ^10,000. If my nephews Robert Din- 
widdie and Archibald Hamilton should survive my wife I give 
Robert ^200 and Archibald ^100. To my wife Rebecca the use 
of all my household goods for life. The messuage I have in Ber- 
muda and which is now used as H. M. Custom House to my wife 
for life and at her decease to my two daughters. The residue of 
my estate I bequeath to Robert Scott, John Hyndman, and John 
Hunter, of London, Esquires, in trust to pay my wife Rebecca 
,£350 per annum for life and ^1000 unto such persons as she 
shall direct by her last will. Witnesses: Richd. Griffiths, Saml. 
Gradby, Richd. Ryland. [Proved by John Hyndman and John 
Hunter, Esquires, with power reserved to John Scott, the other 
executor.] 

Jenner, 357. 

[Robert Dinwiddie, son of Robert Dinwiddie, merchant, of Glasgow, 
was born in 1693, and died at Clifton, Bristol, July 27, 1770. He was 
Governor of Virginia 1751-1758. See The Official Records of Robert 
Dinwiddie (&c), 2 vols., Virginia Historical Society, Richmond, Va., 
1883. A biographical sketch and account of the Dinwiddie family 
appear in Vol. I, vii-xxviii. John Dinwiddie, the brother named in the 
will, emigrated to Virginia and became a merchant in King George 
county. He married a daughter of George Mason and has descendants 
in Virginia and elsewhere in the United States.] 

John Dixon of the City of Bristol Esquire. Will 28 April 
1757; proved 5 December 1758. My intention being to divide 
my lands equally among my five sons, John, Roger, Cornelius, 
Lyonell, and Robert. First I give to my son the Reverend 
John Dixon, Minister of Kingston Parish in Gloster County in 
Virginia, the upper half of my land adjoining Town of Fal- 
mouth in the County of King George which I purchased of 
Mrs. Martha Todd including Vicaris's Island, the land to 
be divided in a line from the River back, Also one lot or 
half acre in the said Town whereon is the new Inspection 
called Dixons Warehouse. To my son Roger Dixon Clark of 



284 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

the County of Culpeper all my land about Pretty's Creek in 
Louisa County. To my son Cornelius Dixon all my land in 
Louisa County which I bought of Major John Lee and all the 
land which I bought of Henry Graves, John Saunders, John 
Milam, and John Howlett, which are near Taylers Creek, New- 
found River, and Little River, and all my land I bought of Rich- 
ard Holland and Robert Estes on Beaver Creek near Louisa 
Court House. To my son Lyonel Dixon all my land in King 
William County, my two lots of land in Town of Newcastle in 
Hanover County, and the land in Hanover County near New- 
castle which I bought of Charles Culquohene. To my son Robert 
Dixon the lower half of my land near Falmouth, County of 
King George, with my three lower lots in the Town and the In- 
spection thereon called Falmouth Warehouse. To my sons Cor- 
nelius and Lyonel all my land at the Rappidan River in Culpeper 
County. To my wife Ann Dixon ^100 per annum to be paid her 
yearly in Bristol or London by my five sons John, Roger, Cor- 
nelius, Lyonel, and Robert and the use of all furniture and plate 
which I shall leave in England. To my son Thomas Dixon, now 
Captain of the ship Patriot, ^500 after decease of my wife Ann 
if he have any lawful issue then living. To my daughter Su- 
sannah ^500 when she is married or 21 and ^500 after the de- 
cease of my wife. To five sons John, Roger, Cornelius, Lyonel, 
and Robert all stock of cattle and all other Real and Personal 
estate. To my wife Ann and son Lyonel my houses and land at 
Lateridge in parish of Iron Acton, county Gloucester, in trust to 
be sold for the benefit of my estate. To my sister Sarah Hume 
j£io. Executors: Wife Ann Dixon and my two sons John and 
Lyonel Dixon. My wife to be guardian of her own children 
while a widow, if she marry again, I appoint my son Reverend 
John Dixon guardian. Witnesses: John Rogers, John Shad- 
wall, Peter Gettoes. [Proved by Ann Dixon, with power re- 
served to John Dixon and Lyonel Dixon. Proved 27 April 1772 
by John Dixon, surviving executor.] 

Hutton, 361. 

[ John Dixon, of Bristol, came to Virginia during the early part of the 
eighteenth century, attained grant for 1,000 acres land in the fork ol 
Rapidan river, 13th October, 1727, and on the 27th September, 1729, as 
"John Dixon, of King and Queen county," a grant for 135 acres on s. e. 



VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 285 

side of Aracaico creek, adjoining lands of Howell McGregory and Gib- 
son on n. side Mattapony river. Apparently he engaged extensively in 
merchandizing-. He owned large tracts of land in Hanover, Louisa, 
Albemarle and Culpeper counties, a plantation on the Chickahominy, 
and lots in New Castle and Williamsburg. He was a vestryman of St. 
Paul's Parish, Hanover county, 1744-1748, when he "departed the 
parish." In the Virginia Gazette of the 19th of September, 1751, Dixon 
advertised for sale some of his Virginia property, '* intending for Eng- 
land in the spring, with his family." He returned to England with his 
second wife and their children, and his will [abstract above] dated 8th 
April, 1757; probated 5th December, 1758. 

John Dixon married, first, Lucy, daughter of Thomas Reade, of 
Gloucester county, Va., who died 22nd November, 1731, in the thir- 
tieth year of her age, and is buried near Gloucester Courthouse, Va., 
[tombstone inscription in William and Mary College Quarterly His- 
torical Magazine, III, p. 29.] Issue: 

1. Reverend John Dixon ; 2. Roger Dixon; 3. Thomas Dixon, 
a sea captain. 

]ohn Dixon married, secondly, Ann , (probably a Lyde, of King 

William county, Va.) Issue: 

4. Cornelius; 5. Lyonel ; 6. Robert (all of whom died unmar- 
ried;; 7. Susannah Ann, m. Godwin. 

1. Reverend John Dixon, b. ; d. 1777; was educated at William 

and Mary College; entered the ministry of the Church of England; ap- 
pointed Faculty usher of William and Mary, March 28, 1747 ; appointed 
Rector of Kingston Parish, Gkucester, now Matthews county, 1754; 
Professor of Divinity, William and Mary, 1770. During the Revolution 
he sympathized with England. He was prominent in Masonic circles. 
He was buried in the New Church of Kingston Parish, May 4, 1777. 

John Dixon married Lucy , who died November, 1769, aged 

forty-one years [t< mbstone inscription in William and Mary College 
Quarterly Historical Magazine, Vol. Ill, p. 256 ] Issue : 

8. John; 9. William Dixon,' b. 12 October, 1758; 10. Thomas 
Dixon, b. 26 December, 1760 ; 11. Lucy, b. 10 November, 1761 ; 
12. Elizabeth (doubtless eldest child), married, 2 November, 1772, 
Lindsey Jervis. 

2. Roger Dixon, of Fredericksburg, Va.; b. ; d. 22nd May, 1772. 

Went from King and Queen county to Spotsylvania ; admitted to prac- 
tice as an attorney in Spotsylvania Court, 7th February, 1748. He lived 
in Fredericksburg, where he purchased a large tract of land at the lower 
end of the town, which he later divided into lots and sold. Dixon street 
was named for him. He owned large tracts of land in Spotsylvania, 
Albemarle, Culpeper and Frederick counties, and engaged extensively 



288 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

in merchandizing. He was a vestryman of St. George's Parish ; Justice 
of the Peace for Spotsylvania county, 1760-1770 ; first clerk of Culpeper 
county, 1749-1772; trustee of the town of Falmouth ; member of the 
House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1 769-1 771. 

Roger Dixon married Lucy, daughter of Major Philip Rootes, of 
"Roswall," King and Queen county, Va., and Mildred his wife, 
daughter of Thomas Reade, of Gloucester county, and therefore his 
(Dixon's) first cousin. Issue : 

23. Roger, b. 1763: d. 2 July, 1833. He removed to Mississippi 

in the last decade of the eighteenth century; m. Mildred ; b. 

-; d. Fayette county, Mississippi, 30 December, 1849. Issue : 

(a) Thomas Rootes, 1795-1S55, m. 1st, Rebecca Stovers; 2d, Sarah 
Williams (nee Cole) Malone ; 3d, Eliza Ann (nee Cole) Christian. 

(b) Philip, m. Rachel ; (c) William; (d) Robert; (e) Lucy; (/) 

Eliza, m. Minor; (g) Priscilla, m. Strong; (h) Mary; (*) 

Nancy, m. Christmas. 14. John, who removed to Hampshire 

county, now West Virginia. Probably has descendants. 15. Philip 
Rootes, of whom all trace has been lost. 16. Mildred, b. 1754-5^. 
Jefferson county, Ga., 17 October, 1799; married at Stephensburg, 
Frederick county, Va., 11 April, 1777, Philip Clayton [Samuel*, 
Samuel*, Samuel 1 ], b. 1746-7; d. Richmond county, Ga., 13 Sep- 
tember, 1807; member of Georgia Constitutianal Convention, 
1795; treasurer of Georgia, 1794. Issue: (a) Lucy Reade Rootes, 
1778-79. (b) George Rootes, 1779-1840, secretary of the Exec- 
utive Department of Georgia, treasurer of the State and cashier 
of the State Bank; married, 17 January, 1804, Elizabeth Mil- 
dred, 1783-1829, daughter of John and Ann Hargrove, (c) 
Dixon, 1782-1790. (d) Augustine Smith, 1783-1839; student 
Richmond Academy; graduate University of Georgia ; admitted 
to the bar, member of the Georgia House of Representa- 
tives, 1810-11; clerk of that body, 1813-15; State Senator, 
1812, 1826-7 ; judge of the Western Circuit, 1819-25, 1828-31 ; 
Presidential elector 1829; member of Congress, 1831-35; member 
Board of Trustees University of Georgia, and secretary of the 
board; author; married, 20 December, 1807, Julia, 1787-1873, 
daughter of Hon. Peter Johnson Carnes, of Georgia, (e) Mildred 
Dixon, 1787-1790; (/) Ann Marbury, 1789-1791 ; (g) Philip. 179 1- 
1791; (h) Lucinda, 1792-1823, married, 1817-18, Edward Cary, son 
of Dudley Cary and Lucy Tabb, of Gloucester county, Va. Hon. 
Philip Clayton removed to Georgia from Virginia in 1784; he 
married, secondly, 15 November, 1801, Elizabeth, widow of Peter 
Carnes, a distinguished lawyer, the daughter of Jacob Wirt, of 
Maryland, and sister of Hon. William Wirt, Attorney-General of 
the United States. No issue. 17. Eliza, married George Con- 
wav Tavlor son f Col. George Taylor, of Orange county ; no 



VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 287 

issue. 18. Lucy, of whom nothing is known; 19. Susannah, of 
whom nothing is known; 20. Mary, b. ; d. before 1819; mar- 
ried William Throckmorton, of Frederick county, Va. Issue : (a) 
William; (6) Warner; [c) Lucy Rootes, 1785-1821, married, 17 Sep- 
tember, 1801, Dr. John Thomson, of Berryville, Va. ; (d ) Henrietta; 
(e) Mildred, married Dr. Cornelius Baldwin; {/) Edwayhue. 

8 John Dixon, of Mt. Pleasant, Gloucester county, Va., b. ; 

d. ; married, 6 February, 1773, Elizabeth, daughter of Sir John 

Peyton, of Isleham, Gloucester county. John Dixon was captain of 
the Gloucester county militia, appointed by the Committee of Safety, 
13 September, 1775. Issue: 

21. John Dixon, Sr., of Airville, Gloucester county, Va., only 
son, b. 1778; d. 5 September, 1830; buried at Mt. Pleasant; mar- 
ried Sarah, daughter of Warner and Julia (Langhornej Throck- 
morton, and had issue : 

(a) John Dixon, M. D., b. 1812; d. 24 June, 1835, unmarried; 
(6) Harriet Peyton, m. Jacob Sheldon, and lived for many 
years in Williamsburg, Va. 

Authorities — Spotsylvonia County (Va.) Records ; tombstone inscrip- 
tions published in William and Mary Quarterly; Virginia Gazette; 
Kingstan Parish Register ; legislative petitions in the Virginia State 
Library ; Executive papers, Virginia State Library ; family B.bles. 

We are indebted to Mr. William Clayton Torrence, Curator of the 
Valeutine Museum, for this note on the Dixons.] 

Edward Chamberlaine of Westhide, county Hereford, 
Yeoman. Will 27 December 1747; proved 11 February 1649- 
50. To poor of Westhide 20s. as a stock. To my sister's 
daughter Elizabeth Smith ^5. To John Wellington, son of my 
Brother in law James Wellington 20s. To Thomas Chamber- 
laine, my servant, 5s. To my youngest son John Chamberlaine 
^300. To eldest son Edward Chamberlaine ^200. Residuary 
Legatee and Executrix: Wife Margaret. Witnesses: James 
Willington, John Chamberlen, Edward Chamberlain, junior. 

Pembroke 16. 

[As younger sons are frequently styled yeomen, it is possible that this 
Edward Chamberlaine belonged to the Herefordshire family from which 
William Chamberlayne of Virginia came, and which descended from 
Richard Chamberlayne, Esq., of Astley, Warwickshire.] 



288 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

Philip Ludwell late of the Colony of Virginia, but now of 
the City of Westminster, Esquire. Will 28 February 1767; 
proved 6 May 1767. All my estate in Virginia not otherwise 
bequeathed to Richard Corbin Esq., H. M. Receiver General of 
Virginia, Robert Carter Nicholas Esq. , Treasurer of Virginia, 
John Wayles and Benjamin Waller Esqrs. Attorneys at Law in 
Virginia, in Trust for my daughters Hannah Phillippa Ludwell, 
Frances Ludwell, and Lucy Ludwell. All my land in Virginia 
to be divided into three parts viz: all land in Green Spring part 
i. e. in James City County on Western side of Pouhatan Swamp 
with everything thereon as Slaves, Stock, Household Furniture 
etc. in which I include Pouhatan Mill and the miller — The Rich 
Neck part viz: on Eastern side of Pouhatan Swamp and at Ar- 
cher's Hope and in Williamsburg — The Chipokes part viz: all 
my land in County of Surry. The Green Spring part to daugh- 
ter Hannah Phillippa Ludwell, the Rich Neck part to daughter 
Frances Ludwell, The Chipokes part and all Surry estate to 
daughter Lucy Ludwell, executors to sell all Household Furni- 
ture, China, Glass and Books in Virginia, excepting one large 
Mahogany Escratore with glass doors and one large Mahogany 
Dressing Table with a looking glass in a mahogany frame, 
already the property of daughter Hannah Phillippa Ludwell. 
To said daughter Hannah ,£100 to bring over to England and 
put in a way of getting their living two of my slaves named Jane 
and Sarah, daughteis of Cress, to whom I promised their free- 
dom for the faithful and unwearied care in nursing my dear little 
Orphans from the death of their mother. Executors: My daugh- 
ter Hannah now and Frances and Lucy when they come of age 
with the four trustees joint executors in Virginia, and Peter Par- 
adise Esq., John Paradise Esq., of the city of Westminster, and 
William Dampier Esq. , Master Apothecary of Saint George's 
Hospital, Executors in England and guardians to my two daugh- 
ters Frances and Lucy. If daughters Frances or Lucy go to 
Virginia during minority or unmarried Executors in Virginia to 
have power as guardians. To my friend Charles Carol Junr 
Esq. of Maryland such of my books in my study in Virginia as 
he shall choose. The tobacco and other annual produce between 
my death and the partition of my estate to be shipped as usual 
to my friends Messrs. Cary, Moorey, and Welch Merchants in 



VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 289 

London and accounted for to Messrs. Paradise and Dampier. 
Witnesses: Jos* Sharfe of Lincolns Inn, Sam'l Lum of the Strand, 
Thomas Trafford of Cecil Street. Codicil 2 March 1767. Wit- 
nesses: Jos* Sharpe, Tho. Trafford, John Brown. 

Legard, 183. 

[Philip Ludwell, of " Greenspring," James Cityxounty, Va., son and 
grandson of Philip Ludwells of the same place, each of whom held a 
prominent place in the Virginia government, was born at '' Greenspring" 
December 28, 1 716, died in England, March 25, 1767, and was buried in the 
Church of Bow, near Stratford, Essex. Some years before his death he re- 
moved to England. He married at " Moratico," Richmond county, in 
1737, Frances, daughter of Charles Grymes of that place and his wife 
Frances, daughter of Governor Edmund Jenings, and had issue: 1. Han- 
nah Pnillippa, born at "Greenspring" December 21, 1737, married at 
St. Clement's, Danes, Middlesex, England, William Lee, merchant, of 
London, son of Governor Thomas Lee of Virginia, and died at Ostend, 
Flanders, August 18, 1784. Her remains were buried in the Ludwell 
vault in Bow churchyard. 2. Lucy, married, 1769, John Paradise, Esq., 
of Charles street, Berkeley Square, London. He was son of Peter Par- 
adise (of Greek descent), a British consul in the Levant. John Paradise 
was a friend of Dr. Johnson's, and he and his wife are several times 
mentioned in Burney's Memoirs. , After her husband's death, Mrs. Par- 
adise returned to Virginia in 1805 and died in 1814. Her only child, 
Lucy Paradise, married, in 1787, Count Barziza, a Venetian nobleman, 
and also settled in Virginia. Their descendants live in the South. 
3. Frances, born 1750, died unmarried, September 14, 1768. 

Philip Ludwell, the testator, who was appointed member of the Vir- 
ginia Council in 1752, was the last male member of the Virginia family 
of the name, which almost since the middle of the seventeenth century 
had been one of the most influential and wealthy in the Colony. Philip 
Ludwell left a very large estate. This Society has many papers in re- 
gard to it.] 

Edward Creffield, Junior, now of London, Merchant. 
Will 24 November 1604; proved 9 December 1694. To hon- 
oured Father and Mother Mr. Edward Creffeild and Mrs. Dor- 
othy Creffeild of Chappell, Essex, £40. If both dead then to 
my three dear sisters hereafter particularly named. To brother 
Mr. Henry Creffield of Colchester Essex £20. To sister Mary 
Creffield spinster £5. To sister Elizabeth now wife of Mr. 
John Keeble £5. To sister Ann wife of Mr. William Brewer 
£50. To friend Mr. Francis Willis now of London, Mercer 



290 VIRGINIA HISTORICAL MAGAZINE. 

i20 To Friend and Correspondent Mr. Phillip Richards of 
London, merchant £50 he to care for payment of legacies etc 
To my Daughter in Lavve Mrs. Lucy now or late wife of Mr. 
Thomas Reec! of the County of Gloucester in Virginia one 
Diamond Ring, which my late wife (Mother of said Lucye) 
used to weare, one Gold Necklace consisting of six chains 
Fastened to a Locket of Massey gold, also £20. Rest of es- 
tate real and personal in Virginia unto loving Friend Mr. Ben- 
jamin Clements of Ware in said County Gloucester in Vir- 
ginia paying legacies and to said Mr. Phillip Richard £260 
sterling for Father, Mother, brother and three sisters. Exec- 
utors: said Mr. Benjammin Clements of Virginia and Mr. 
Phillip Richards of London. Witnesses: John Warr, George 
Wilmshunl and Thomas Farnalls 

Box, 244. 

[Thomas Read, of Gloucester county, Va., married Lucy, daughter of 
Edmund Gwyn, of the same county. Therefore the widow of Edmund 
Gwyn, Mrs. Gwyn-Creffield. was Lucy, daughter of William Bernard, 
Esq., of the Virginia Council, who was a younger brother of Sir Robert 
Bernard, Bart.] 

Thomas Pattishall of Bombay, Merchant. Will 25 March 
1715; proved 23 October 17 17. Estate to be delivered to 
Trustee in India hereafter named and disposed as most benefi- 
cial for Executor hereafter named, having collected my estate 
in India said real estate to be paid by Trustee into Honourable 
Company's Treasury at Bombay and take Bills of Exchange 
payable to other Trustees in England, and trustee to be prudent 
etc., and if Executor happen to reside in England he to receive 
said Bills sent him for his proper use, but if he should happen to 
be in Virginia and other parts beyond sea Trustees to acquaint 
Executor, etc. Whereas I stand bound to my Honoured father 
Joseph Dampney of London in two obligations for ,£55 and £2$, 
the £2$ to be discharged and the ,£55 to be paid conditionally 
on my safe return to England and not. if I die in India. To my 
Hon'ed friend and Benefactor the Honourable Willm. Aislabbe 
Esqr Gen'll of India and Governour of Bombay 200 Rupees 
to buy him a Ring. To good friends and shipmates Mark 
Anthony Crommelin, Blacket Midford, and John Hope each 



VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND. 291 

ioo Rupees for mourning rings. To John Hope my gold head 
Caine and silver hiked Sword and all silver plate, also a slave 
Thomas to whom I give his Freedom after seven yeares service to 
him. To my father Joseph Dampney aforesaid ^25 sterling. To 
Edward Picket of London, Dyer, j£io for mourning. Trustee 
in India: John Hope of Bombay merchant. Trustees in Eng- 
land: father Joseph Dampney and Edward Picket aforesaid. 
Rest to brother William Pattishall, now or late in Virginia, exec- 
utor. Witnesses: Richard Cobb, Ch. Dix, JoneSarson. Memo- 
randum 9 Aprill 17 15 that this will of Thomas Pattishall of 
Bombay merchant deceased was produced before me the Gene- 
rail of India for Affairs of the Honourable vnited East -India 
Company and Governor of Her Majestys Castle and Island of 
Bombay for Affairs of the East India Company in Bombay 
Castle, where the Reverend Richard Cobbe, Chr. Dix, John 
Sarson being sworn, etc. [signed] Willm. Aislabie. Entered 
April the 10th 1717 in the Register Book of wills in Bombay 
Castle per John Hope, Sec'ry. Attestation 23 October 17 17 of 
John Taylor of Gracechurch streete, London, gentleman, for 
upwards of seven yeares past one of the clerks of the Secre- 
tary's Office of the United East India Company of Merchants 
of England trading to the East Indies, and well knows Mr. John 
Hope, Merchant of Bombay, was for several years Secretary to 
the Counsell of said Company at Bombay and is now one of 
said Counsell and attests signature to Attestation before William 
Aislabie Esquire, late Governor of Bombay. Similar attestation 
for William Phillip of St. Mary Whitechapel, Esq., another of 
the clerks. Proved in Prerogative Court of Canterbury by 
brother William Pattishall, executor. 

Whitfield 197. 

[There is recorded in King George county a deed dated 1721 from 
Jo'in Grayson, of Spotsylvania county, conveying 900 acres, in King 
George, to William Pettishall, of Middlesex county.] 

John Webster late of Meriland in Virginia in parts beyond 
the seas, a bachelor, deceased. Administration 16 November 
1 67 1 to Robert Webster brother of the above. 

Admon Act Book, 1671.