Milo,Sorry to be so long in getting back to you about any information I may have on the Beddingfields of Wake Co., NC.I had researched & typed about 52 pages of notes beg. with the Beddingfields of Surry and Brunswick Cos., VA, following their descendants to NC (Craven, Johnston, Wake & Anson), SC (Craven Co., which inc. about 1/4 of SC) & a few records in GA & Ky.Henry Beddingfield recd a patent for land in Craven Co., NC in 1745 (this became Johnston Co in 1756). John Beddingfield of Brunswick was in NC by 1746 purch. land from John Hinton.Henry Beddingfield & Wm. Beddingfield made initial requests for patents in Anson Co., in 1749 which were not finally granted until Febraury 1754.During the interval both were wit. to various deeds in Anson Co.They both sold their patents to William Little of Anson Co., in March 1754. AJohn Kimbrough of Anson Co., sold his patent in January 1754 to William Little.One of the wit. was a Nathaniel Kimbrough & a Nathaniel Kimbrough was later a Capt. in the Johnston Co., NC Militia in 1763.Another wit to John Kimbrough's deed was Edmund Irby who was alsowit to the deeds of Henry Beddingfield & Wm. Beddingfield to Wm. Little. Henry Beddingfield's son John, appears to be the John Beddingfield who was in SC in the Ninety-Six District in 1759 & who, along with George Hicks & Edmund Irby either sold or appraised horses and carts to be used for the expedition against the Cherokees of that region & Georgia.
John Beddingfield of Johnston Co., NC received a patent in Johnston Co., for 276 acres on the S. side of the Neuse.One of the chain carriers was a John "Beddenfeald".In 1762 John Bedingfield, Jr., of Johnston Co. sold to Hardy Hinton of same 100 acres on the S. side of the Neuse which had been granted to him by deed 13 Nov. 1759 (have not found the orig. for this).Wm. Bedingfield & Malichai Hinton were wit.Charles Bedingfield was a wit to the will of Edmund Irby, of Craven Co., SC in 1762 along with George Hicks & Robert Hicks. Charles Bedingfield appears to be a son of Henry Beddingfield, Jr., & Edmund Irby appears to be related to the Hicks. John Beddingfield received a patent for 575 acres in Johnston Co, NC, on the N. side of the Neuse, on 1 January 1763.John Bedingfield, Jr., was a chain bearer.William Beddiingfield received a patent for 525 acres in Johnston Co., on the same date, N. side of Neuse, adj. John Beddingfield & John Bawcon.A Wm. Hardcastle also received a patent same date on both sides of Bedingfields Mill Creek, adj. John Bedingfield.One of the chain carriers was a John Bedingfield who was also a chain carrier for the patentof Demsey Welch in Johnston Co., on N. Side of Neuse River on the same date.In Aug. 1765, Wm. Bedingfield & Alexander Avera were wit. to deed of Cornelius Ferrell, Sr., of Johnston Co. to Cornellius Ferrell, Jr.A Patrick Stewart of Craven Co., SC, made his will in1772 to which Charles Bediingfield was a wit.Patrick named a dau. Catherine Little who may have been the wife of Wm. Little.Wake Co., NC was formed from part of Johnston Co., in 1770 along the upper end of John Beddingfield's plantation.John Beddingfield was a Lt., in the Johnston Co., Militia in 1772 and 1773.John Hinton was Col. of the Militia.(This appears to be John Beddingfield, Jr., as John Beddingfield, Sr., would have been too old to serve). WilliamBeddingfield of Wake Co. made his will 11 August 1774 which was proved at the March 1775 Ct.He named his wife (Susannah) & son Wm as executors & named younger sons Thomas, Robert, Charles, Solomon & Lewis Beddingfield.No. daus were named.John & Joseph Beddingfield were wit., but no relationship was indicated.Both signed with marks whereas Wm. Beddingfield signed his name.I have other records for the Beddingfields of Wake & Johnston Co.It may be easier for me to mail you copies of the entire 53 pages.If you would like that, you can send me your mailing address to my e-mail address.