I tried to get hold of Jim Herring to pass this information along. Perhaps others can use it:
From this work: Other members of the Scott family in Henrico and the surrounding area were i. Nicholas, born say 1715, a "free Mulatto man" living in Halifax County, Virginia, on 6 May 1758 when he was tried for having shot and killed John Herring with Jacob Cogar as his accomplice. He was sent to Williamsburg for further trial where he was reprieved by the Governor but ordered to leave Virginia. The Halifax County court bound out his children John, Mary, and Elizabeth to William Wright of Antrim Parish. In July 1759 Scott was accused of being frequently in Virginia and threatening the life of William Wright because he still held Scott's children. In August 1759 his suit against James Collings was dismissed by the court because he was not a resident of Virginia [Pleas 2:330, 336, 452, 471].
This John Herring was brother to WIlliam and Arthur Herring. Arthur was Rev. Vet. of Lunenburg Co. and William was an ensign. William moved and died in Pittsylvania Co. VA. All three were orphans of Arthur Herring who died 1753 Amelia Co., VA who I believe was the son of Arthur Herring of 1704 King and Queen Co., VA.
I traced this back because William's son William, married Patsy Terry in Pittsylvania Co., VA and moved to Barren Co., KY which is the next county over from where I lived in Warren Co., KY.