Southside Virginia Families" by John Bennett Boddie - page 228 states Elizabeth Frances Jones, daughter of John Jones, married Joel Halbert abt 1740. From Old Rappahannock & Essex Co. Marriages - Book D27, page 71.
The question is who was John Jones wife?
John Jones is said to born c 1700 d c 1795, I can find not record for him. Frances is said to bornc 1700/05unknown death date
Now the question of births for Richard Randolph and Jane Bolling children: Their first child is question for Jane is said to abt 16 years or so old.
Caroline Co., Va Order Bk 1755-1763 p 272.
On motion of Frances Halbert, widow and relict of Joel Halbert dec'd, administrator on the estate, is granted to the said Frances Halbert, she having been given bond according to law.
p. 491 Date:?
Frances Halbert qualified (their mother) to wards William, John, Elizabaeth, Martha, Frances and Joel.
Order Bk 1764-67, p 72, March Court 1764
William, John & Elizabeth Halbert with the approbation of the Court made choice of Frances Halbert as their guardian. [Making choice signifies they were of the age of 14 or above but under 21].
p. 161. June Court 1764
On motion of Frances Halbert, she appointed guardian of Martha, Frances and Joel Halbert, orphans of Joel Halbert, dec'd and the said Frances Acknowledged a bond for same. (These three then were under the age of 14.)
Okay, if William was born Oct 14, 1744, in 1764 he wouldn't have been a minor long. And if John WAS the oldest, as some records have shown, and older than William,he would have been older than 21 at the date of these guardian bonds, and would then not have needed a guardian.
This means that William was over 14 and his siblings were under 14 making them minors. Note from Janet .
Under Halbert name you see that Frances Randolph is same age of Robert Randolph. I copy and post have Robert Randolph will and his wife Jane's will. There was never a Frances mentioned. Dates for Robert and Jane were to young to Frances parents
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