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Volume 106, page 3.
Somerset County Judicial Records, 1689-1690
The Same Day vizt y 24th September 1689
Dennis Odeer Servant to Randall Revell
appeared & did acknowledge before his Majesties Justices of y peace that he ran away from his Said Master Randall Revell the 18th August last past & returned againe to his Said Master the 11th September following whereupon its ordered that the Said Dennis Odeere pay Service to his Said Master Randall Revell or his assignes -
according to Act of Assembly.
Somerset County Ss. The Jurors for their Maties being sworne upon the holy Evangelists as a Grand Jury held for the body of this County the second tuesday in november last past doe present and find that Dennis Odeare, John Poore and Anthony Asher, Servants in this County about the month of October last past, did most wickedly and felloniously Steal and carry away one Boat of about ten or twelve foot long of the value of Six hundred pounds of tobacco belonging to Andrew Whittington of this County Innholder. and then lying at the Landing of Nathaniel Davis (??? did his descendants marry into the Odear family ?)in Back Creek contrary to the laws of God and good Institutions of this Province and against the publick peace, Therefore their Ma'ties Attorney Craves judgment may be entered against the said Offenders according to law in that provided &c. - James Sangster Cl. Indt;
The Indtmt.being read. Peter Dent Attorney obliges him selfe for Dennis Odears appearance next Court. Likewise Myles Grey obliges himselfe for Anthong Ashers apearance (next) Court, and Edward Jones for Jonn: Poors appearance next Court, their to abide judgment
Dennis Odeer Anthony Asher and John Poore being Sumoned to answer unto
Andrew Whittington concerning a boat stollen from the said Whittington
Their Maties and for which fact the said Dennis and for his misdomeanours toward the Court
agt. and his master was ordered thirty lashes which was by the Sheriffe at the
Dennis Odeer Whipping post well laid on upon his bare back. -
Anthony Asher being called who appears at the Barr being Sick and very
penitent, and likewise his master craving the Courts favour to pardon his
Offence which was granted. And the same likewise granted to John Poore.
The masters of the above said Servants viz Randall Revell Miles Grey and
Stephen Horsey by order of Court is to pay to the said Whittington in Consideration for the said Boat four fold viz each one third of the four fold vid fo 36
Nathaniel Horsey Obliges him Selfe to Court to make good what shall be
Stollen by John:Poore dureing his Servitude, or to produce the sd Boat
to abide judgment.
Would above Andrew Whittington be connected to :
VA Pat. Book 7, 633, deed 23 April 1688
Between Christorpher Adear,
and William Whittington, 250 acres
in Charles City Co, Bristol Parish Blackwater.
Perhaps a Moore / Adair connection may be -
N.C. Genealogy Society - Book II - # 3 - p 124 –
l730 John Moore of Bertie Co to William Johnson
l40acres - part of patent to Richard Moore 1726 and by his death,
to John Moore, heir at Law - this John Moore was from Brunswick, Va -
Deed book 2 p 25 - another Deed on p 27 names William also in Brunswick
of Charles City County and Prince George County Virginia,
b.________? ,d. ca 1727 in Prince George Co., Virginia;
married Elizabeth _________? ,b.______ ?, d.__________?
The abstracted version of p.1030 of the will of Richard Moore, of Bristol Parish,
Prince Georges Co. Virginia,dated 13 February 1727, recorded 8 Aug, 1727.
To son John Moore, lower part of tract I now live on, the whole tract containing
200 acres, the road from my plantation to the main road at Spring Garden to
be the upper bounds, and also a tract adjoining the lower part of land which
I purchased of William Whittington, containing 50 acres.
Wife Elizabeth Moore
To son Benjamin Moore, upper part of land which my dwelling house stand containing part of the 200 acres
To son William Moore, land out of the tract I bought of
William Whittington called "Spring Garden",
next to William Grigg (Gregg ?), Baleys (Baileys ?) Creek.
To grandson Thomas Moore, son of my son Thomas Moore, deceased,
a tract called "Spring Garden" bought of William Whittington,
next to son John Moore and William Moore
Sons,John, Samuel, Roger, Benjamin & William Moore
Daus, Mary Lewis, Elizabeth Baugh
Grandson George Rivers
Son Roger Moore, to be executor.
Wit:John Fitzgerald, Thomas (x) Sturdivant,
Richard (x) Moore,John (x) Lewis, Jr.
Recorded Aug. 8, 1727.
Connecting : Richard Moore in Charles City County VA,
and later of Prince George Co. VA.
7 April 1671Virginia Patent Book 6, p. 350
Richard Moore, 112 A., 3R., 18p., Charles. City Co.,
S. side of Appomatock Riv.,
7 Apr. 1671. p. 350 Adj. Maj. John Epes. nigh Michaell Hill.
adj. Mr. Whittington, the Spring Garden Patt.
John Sturdevant & c. Trans. of 2 persons;Tho. Belcher. John Learewood.
Richard Moore appeared to have arrived in Charles City County, VA by
7 April 1671 as shown by the matching names of
Mr. Whittington's plantation called "Spring Garden".
Land purchased by one Richard Moore on 22 Nov. 1682 :
Cavalier and Pioneers,
Abstracts of Virginia Land Patents and Grants,
Abstracted by Nell Marion Nugent,
Indexed by Claudia B. Grundman, Volume Two: 1666-1695, p.249
Virginia State Library, Richmond, 1977.
Christopher Adear was of Charles City Co, VA,
Thomas Whitmell and wife Mary had children :
1. Thomas Whitmel 16 Sept 1688 Charles City Co, VA -
24 Nov 1735 Bertie Co NC
Thomas Whitmell was anIndian trader
married Elizabeth Bryan (15 Sept 1694 - 18 January 1753) Bertie Co NC
Elizabeth Bryan (Whitmell)m. 2ndly Robert Hunter (his 2nd wife), son of William Hunter.
2. Mary Whitmel 1692 -
m. Thomas Harrington 1690 - 1740/41  NH Co NC