I will try to keep this reply in generalities for the time being.Thanks for getting back to me.
Let me begin in 1699 when a John Doyle appears in Richmond Co, VA.In 1704 he is the sheriff there and in 1717 he writes his will naming sons, John, James and Daniel along with daughters and a wife, Mary, who, after John's death in 1718. marries a Daniel Gaines of Richmond and Essex Co.s
Abt. 1731, a John Doyle Jr. of NC sells the property thathe inherited from his father John Sr. This is father and son named in the will of 1718.
In 1733 John Doyle wit the will of James Maclemore in Bertie Co., NC
In 1735 John Doyle wit. a deed in Edgecombe which was formed from Bertie.
1739 John granted 640a in Edgecombe
1740 John's wife is Elizabeth, (not sure if this is the same John)
1742 John pays taxes in Edgecombe.
1751 John Doyle wit deed and wife is Margery in Edgecombe.
1755 John Doyle wit. deed in Northampton, NC
1757 John Doyle Sr. sells to John Doyle, Jr. 320a in Edgecombe and Beaufort
Many deeds etc in the 1760s' John is in Halifax by now.
1765 John Doyle sells 100a to John Jenkins, Margaret Doyle signs.
1767 John Doyle Jr. sells land to Cobb of Pitt Co.(and apparently leaves the area.)
1771 John Doyle is bondsman for John Hudspeth and Mary Vaughn in Rowan Co., NC
1772 John Doyle on tax list of Rowan Co., NC
1772 Mary Ellis Doyle named in her father, John Ellis' will of Halifax Co., NC.
I will stop here for now, but the family goes to Rutherford Co., intermarries with the Reavis Family which had a Sarah Gilliam m. to an Edward Reavis from Henrico.After Rutherford the family, part of anyway, moves to Warren Co., KY about 1807 and from there to IL and MO.
After studying the Gilliam and Mclemore families for the past couple of days, I see that Ephriam Mclemore m. a Hannah Hudspeth, d/o Ralph and Catherine.There may be connecion bet. this Hannah and the John Hudspeth of Rowan.There were other Hudspeths there as well and John Doyle had some land transactions with themin Surry and Rowan.
Also, as mentioned above, there is a connection bet. the Mclemores and the Gilliams as well as a connecion bet. the Reavis' from Henrico and the Gilliams.Of course there is a relationship between the Reavis' and the Doyles.
There is also a relationship bet. the Mabery's and the Gilliams and a Mabry m. the mother in law of James Mclemore.A Delk Mabry also signed the will of John Ellis whose daughter, Mary,married John Doyle.
Do you by chance have a copy of he entire will of James Maclemore?I am aware that the Archives in Raleigh has been somewhat shut down for the summer, or I would request a copy from them.
Will be interested in what your "read" is on these relationships.I realize that from the John Doyle who d. 1718 there is prob. 4 generations to the John Doyle who was b. ca. 1760 and d. 1825 in Warren Co., KY., so that makes some things more complicated.I don't know the chn of any of the John Doyles until Rutherford and forward, other than the John Doyle who d. 1718.
Thanks for your time.I didn't realize that the "Margery" question has been going on for some time in your family....