Sunday, December 6, 2009

American Womack Records Before 1701, Part I

This is the first of a series of blog enties on the earliest (pre 1701) Womack records in America.

This first entry is the Virginia Land Patents which mention Womacks. See Virginia Land Patents. This data comes from the book series Cavaliers and Pioneers, Volumes 1-8. All of these patents can all be viewed at the Library of Virginia here:

Land Patents were kept at the Virginia Colony/State capital, which was Jamestown until 1699 when it was moved to Williamsburg, and then moved to the current capitol, Richmond, in 1780.

The following are ALL the land patents that mention Womacks before 1701. There is an undocumented assertion that William Womack recieved a patent in 1657 or 1665. This patent has never been found, and I will address it and other fictional/dubious assertions in a later blog entry.

My notes and comments in {}.

VA Land Patent, Book 2, p.94, 20 Nov 1646, Charles City Co, VA

David Jones, 650 acs. Charles City Co, 20 Nov 1646, p.94. Bet 2 creeks opposite against Taphanna Marsh upon the northerly side of the River, being a neck of land ESE upon David Jones Cr 300 acs by former patent & 350 acs due for trans of 7 pers: Richard Wolfe, Tho. Peacock, Peteer Debar, Ja. Thompson, Fra. Rocke, Margaret Weym'ke (Weymarke), Mary Hunter.

{REB - I do not believe Margaret was a Womack, but the name is similar.}

VA Land Patent, Book 6, p.447, 15 Mar 1673 (OS 1672), Henrico Co, VA

Richard Womack, 450 A, 3 R, 8 P, Henrico Co, N side of Appomattock Riv, 15 Mar 1672/3, p.447. At a br of Ashen Sw, adj John Puckett; the Spring Run, Mr Baugh; nigh the Round Slash; to Major Harris, &c. Trans of 9 pers: Sarah Johnson, John Adams, Mary Cooke, Jane Hayes, Jane Barrett, Tho. Browne, Joan Grigory, Jane Treble, An. Percer.

VA Land Patent, Book 6, p.454, 26 May 1673, Henrico Co, VA

James Akin & Richd Womack, 335 acs, Henrico Co, N Side Appamattock Riv, 26 May 1673, p.454. At the head of Tho Wells; to Finton's run, &c. 250 acs granted said Akin 20 Oct 1665 {Patent Book 5, p.517}, 85 acs due them for the trans of 2 pers: Philip Childers, Ann Daily.

VA Land Patent, Book 7, p.75, 23 Apr 1681, Henrico Co, VA

Mr George Browning, 37 A, 2 R, 8 P, Henrico Co, in Varina Par, 23 Apr 1681, p.75. Adj Mr Liggon; Abraham Womacke; Thomas Sheppey; Thomas Jones; &c. Tran of 1 pers. {not named}.

VA Land Patent, Book 7, p.200, 20 Nov 1682, Henrico Co, VA

Wm Pucket & Tho Pucket, 757 acs, Henrico Co, Bristol Par, N ide of Appamatox Riv, 20 Nov 1682, p.200. The first 50 acs next above Mr Wm Baugh, on Pierce's Toile Cr' 300 acs wherof beg on sd Cr, at the Spring Bottom; to the Ashen Sw; along the line of Mr Walthal; &c; 257 acs adj Richard Womeck; & John Puckett; &c. 500 acs granted John Pucket 27 Jan 1665 {Patent Book 5, p.589, John Pockett}, & bequeathed to his 2 sons: Wm & Thomas; 257 for the trans of 6 pers: Jone White, Alce ___, Patrick Foster, Robt. Tovey (or Povey), John Edwards, Gil. Pucket.

VA Land Patent, Book 7, p.250, 16 Apr 1683, Henrico Co, VA

Mr Joseph Tanner & Mr Richard Wamocke, 206 A, 1 R, & 20 P, Henrico Co, in Bristoll Par, on N side of Appomattock Riv, 16 Apr 1683, p.250. Beg at Major Wm Harris, to the Holy Ground Slash; to maine br of Ashen Sw; &c. Trans of 5 pers: Tho. Bayes, Richd. Perrot, David Salisbury, Tho. White, Hen. Boyce.

VA Land Patent, Book 8, p.46, 21 Apr 1690, Henrico Co, VA

John Scott (or Stott), 206 A, 1 R, 20 P, Henrico Co, in Bristoll Par on N Side of Appomattock Riv, 21 Apr 1690, p.46. Beg at Maj Wm Harris; on the Holy Ground Slah; down maine br of the Ashen Sw; to Richard Waymock (Wamock). Granted Mr Joseph Tanner & Mr Richard Waymock, 16 Apr 1683 {Bk 7, p.250, see above}, deserted, & now passed by order, &c. Imp of 5 pers. {not named}.

{REB - the desertion of the 206 acres probably coincides with death of Richard Womack prior to 9 Aug 1684 (Henrico Co, VA 1677-1692 Will & Deed Book, p.285).}

VA Land Patent, Book 8, p.172, 20 Oct 1691, Henrico Co, VA

Mr John Worsham, Mr Edward Straton (Stratton), & Mr Abraham Womack, 879 acs in Henrico Co, Verina Par, N side of Swift Cr, 20 Oct 1691, p.172. Beg at the mouth of Cold Water Run. Imp of 18 pers: Richard Lewis, Judith Lewis, Sarah Somerseal, Clemens Proveer, John Stewart, Wm. Migettoe, James Butlidge, John Bull, Eliza. Pain; Dick, Tom, Nan, Peter Negroes; 5 Negroes by Cert. granted Mr Rich. Kennon for 70 Negroes by Hen. Co. Ct., 1 Apr 1690.

VA Land Patent, Book 8, p.216, 19 Apr 1692, Henrico Co, VA

Mr Abraham Womack Senr, 269 acs, Henrico Co, 19 Apr 1692, p.216, 200 acs purchased of Gilbert Deikon; the residue being King's land; beg on line of Gilbert Elam, dividing this from Wm Clark; adj Edward Stratton; Hugh Ligon; the Granery road; & Thomas Shippey. Imp of 2 pers: Tom & Sue.

{See Patent Book 4, p.9, Gilbert Deacon, 7 Oct 1655, 324 acs, adj Tho Sheppey & Elam, grant renewed on 18 Mar 1662; also Bk 5, p.125, George Browning, 10 Jun 1663, 400 acres between the land of one Clark, Henry Lawne, Gilbert Deacon, and Robert Elan; also Bk 7, p.455, William Clarke, 20 Apr 1685, 124 acres escheated land. Formerly granted to Gilbert Deacon.}

VA Land Patent, Book 9, p.161, 15 Oct 1698, Henrico Co, VA

Abraham Womeck, 200 acs, Henrico Co, 15 Oct 1698, p.161. Escheated from Gilbert Deacon, by inquisition under Wm Randolph, Esqr, Esch'r, &c.

{This was part of the 269 acres granted to Abraham Womack in Bk 8, p.216 (see above). Gilbert Deacon was granted 324 acres on 7 Oct 1655 (Bk 4, p.9). Sometime before 23 Apr 1681, Abraham Womack purchased 200 of the 324 acres, since on 23 Apr 1681, he was listed as owning land adjacent to George Browning (Bk 7, p.75, see above). Gilbert Deacon apparently kept the remaining 124 acres. However, he apparently had failed to pay taxes on any of the land, including the 200 acres he sold Abraham Womack. The 124 acres of land was escheated (returned to the crown) for failure to pay taxes. On 20 Apr 1685, William Clarke got a grant for the 124 acres (escheated land, formerly granted to Gilbert Deacon), but Abraham Womack was in hot water concerning the back-taxes on the other 200 acres until an inquistion was held by Esq William Randolph, and Abraham was re-granted the land in this patent. Thus, Abraham Womack and William Clarke were neighbors, each owning part of the former land of Gilbert Deacon. They would later have a court battle over their property line (Henrico Co, VA 1678-1693 Order Book, p.310). Also, this William Clarke married the widow (name unknown) of William Womack, Abraham's brother (Minutes of the General Court of Virginia, 1670-1676, p.177; Minutes of the Council and General Court of Colonial Virginia, By Henry Read McIlwaine, published 1924, p.369).}

VA Land Patent, Book 9, p.168, 15 Oct 1698, Henrico Co, VA

John Puckett, 257 acs, Henrico Co, adj Richard Womecke; down the Spring Bottom; to Mr William Baugh, &c; 15 Oct 1698, p.168. Part of 757 acs granted to William Pockett & Thomas Pockett, 20 Nov 1682 {Bk 7, p.200, see above}, deserted, & now granted by order, &c. Trans of 6 pers: Thomas Peterson, Wm Nicholas, Mary Nicholas, Hen. Drewery, Peter Morgan, Robt.Dolby.

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