the following information is from the spotsylvania county records deed book b. 1729 to 1734.
july 14, 1730 henry fox of king william county to samuel henderson of hanover county 16 (lbs) sterling in spotsylvania county. 1000 acres. witness: wm. jones, john mabry, nightingall dalby (nightingale)
judge dalby in his manuscript notes: indenture-
nightingale dalby with john taylor, dated august 30, 1721, parish of ramsey, county of hunnington court, england.
it will be safe to assume that the above nightingale's are the same.the spotsylvania county referred to is located in the northern neck of virginia and was part of a grand scheme by gov. spotswood to establish naval supplies depot. the finding of iron in this area made this possible, the time of indenture for nightingale dalby and the opening of the mines might justify his indenture at this time .it is noted in osgoods "the american colonies in the 18th century" the importation af people was prolific at this time, with people neede to work the mines, for iron works.
this information should be of great help to anyone researching the line of knight and ann bullock dalby. knights father, john dalby is where this line has stopped, for lack of proof in who his father is.judge dalby suspected it was the above nightingale dalby.
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