p.110/111 **** Will of William Allen of Elizabeth City County, 1731 - wife Elinor, negro woman Sue; ½ lot of land in Hampton to two sons, John and Anthony; rest of estate equally divided between all children - Anthony Elizabeth, Sarah, Thomas and Anne Allen - all not of age; dau. Mary Henry; dau. Anne Allen; dau. Jane Allen - not of age. William, Henry and wife co-executors.
I copied this from an Allen website,this snippet proves that at the time william Allens will was written in 1731 his daughter Jane was not of age,she was not married to Henry Cavinis as reported in the Caviness book and there fore not married to anyone in 1725 as reported in this book.Not until this will was probated in 1744 was Jane identified as Jane now Cavinis,and now she could have been married to another Caviness, she certainly could have been married to a Henry Caviness,however since she married closer to 1738 she alsocould have been the mother of all those attributed to her,starting with a Henry in 1738 ending with Fredrick in 1759 .There would have been no need for two wives , attributed to Henry ,however this makes one wonder was Henry Cavinis reported to have been born 1699 really 40 when he married for the first time ,or is there a lot we don't know .I suspect the later perhaps a missing generation.I know we need to do a lot more research on this family and not just rely on the stuff that has been written .Is anyone out there a bona fide researcher??? Iwould have thought someone by now would have said hey wait a minute this that is writtendoes not make sense.Then keep looking,but no most repeat adnauseum ,flimsy reasoning,and outright errors in previously published works ,by all authors involved in writtings on the Caviness family.