I'm not an Outlaw but in a search for Original Bowling I came across this and thought you might be interestd...Seems like the kind of verified by documentation... Stuff genealogists respect....
Birth: About. 1650 in England
Death: 19 Dec 1713 in Portsmouth Co., Virginia
Father: Robert Outlaw
Spouses & Children
Elizabeth Dafnell (Wife)
Marriage: ABT. 1671
Ralph Outlaw b. in Albermarle Co., North Carolina
Elizabeth Outlaw b. in Duplin Co., North Carolina
Edward Outlaw b. 1685 in Norfolk County, Virginia
[Broderbund WFT Vol. 5, Ed. 1, Tree #2711, Date of Import: Feb 9, 2000]
Edward Outlaw, First, of Elizabeth Parish, Lower Norfolk County, Virginia, was a Mariner, and purchased (jointly with Dennis Ashely) from Francis Thelaball and wife, Sarah, in 1678, 300 acres of land called Beach Ridge, at the head of the Western branch of Elizabeth River in said County. In 1682 there were granted by Sir Henry Chickeley, His Majesty's Deputy Govenor, 256 acres adjoining that they had brought from Thelaball, said land being "due them by and for the transportation of five persons & c." His Will is in the records for said county at Portsmouth, dated December 19,1713, and probated December 17, 1714, apparently written and signed by himself, and therein mentioned his wife Elizabeth and the following children:
1. Edward Outlaw, see sec.11
2. Ralph Outlaw, see sec.12
3. Sarah Outlaw, married William Bustin. They had a son William whose Will is dated 1752 and mentioned his wife Elizabeth and children as follows: Edward, Thomas, Christopher, Benjamin, William, Sarah and Francis. (Portsmouth Book i, page 248). sec 1128
4. Elizabeth Outlaw, married Robert King whose Will is dated 1732 and mentioned his wife Elizabeth and daughter Elizabeth. (Wills 1710-1753, page 131).
The Will of Edward Outlaw, above mentioned, is substantially as follows:
"In the name of God amen the 19th day of December
I Edward Outlaw being sick in body but of good and perfect emeory thanks be to Almightily God and calling to remembrance the uncertain estate of this transitory life and that all flesh must yield unto death when it shall please God to call do make constitute, ordain and declare this my last will and Testament in manner and from following: first being penitent and sorry from the bottom of my heart for my sins past most humbly desiring forgiveness for the same do give and commit my Soul unto Almighty God my Savior and Redeemer in whom and by merits of Jesus Christ I trust and believe assuredly to be saved and to have full remission and forgiveness for all my sins and that my soul with my body at the General Resurrection shall rise again with joy through Jesus Christ and pass on and possess and inherit the Kingdom of Heaven prepared for his Elect and Chosen: my body to be buried in such place as shall please my executor hereafter named and now for the settling of temporal estate such as goods chattels and debts as hath pleased God far above my deserts to bestow upon me I do ordain and dispose of in manner and form following: revoking by these presents all testament and testaments will and wills heretofore by me made or declared either by word or writing and this to be taken for my last Will and Testament and none other.
"Item - I give and bequeath unto my beloved wife Eliza the use of my whole estate lands and living both without doors and within during her natural life and after her decease I give and bequeath as followeth:
"Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Edward Outlaw one hundred and three acres of land with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging to him and his heirs forever-and one Negro boy called Cophee and one four gallon porridge pot.
"Item - I give and bequeath unto my son Ralph Outlaw one hundred and two acres of land beginning at a marked persimmon at the upper end of my orchard and so running along the old field to two persimmon trees more and from the last persimmons to run a line to make up the complement-and one Negro girl called Bess to him and his heirs forever.
"Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Sarah Bustin and my son Ralph Outlaw all my household stuff to be equally divided between them excepting the porridge pot that was given before.
"Item - I give and bequeath unto my daughter Elizabeth King one Negro woman called Diana and her increase forever.
I do therefore ordain and constitute my two sones Edward and Ralph to be my whole and sole executors of this my last Will and Testament. I therefore give unto my two executors all my stock and tolls. In witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this 19th day of December, 1713.
Edward Outlaw & Seale
John x Freeman
"Proved by all the witnesses hereunto subscribed this 17th day of December, 1714 and is upon the motion of Edward and Ralph Outlaw admitted to record. Test. Thos. Butt, Jr., DCCur."
(Mr. Edward Hinkle of Blooming Grove, Texas, a lineal descendent, has discovered and sent to me additional and exciting information on Edward Outlaw, First, which I give below. However, he mentions only two children-Edward and Ralph. Edward, First, he says, was born in County Norfolk, England ca 1652; came to Norfolk County, Va., with his brother, Capt. John Outlaw and there married Elizabeth, daughter of William and Mary Davenall also of Norfolk County, about 1680. Capt. John was much older than Edward (though a young man, probably in his middle or late twenties). This William Davenall is also deciphered from the old record as Onale and Dafnell (sec. 9) the latter being probably correct. He was a Constable and neighbor of Capt. John and Edward.
Edward doubtless owed a great deal to his elder brother, Capt. John, but Capt. John may have been a bad influence on him and got him into trouble with the law on at least two occasions: (1) engaged him and another minor to help him unlawfully kill a steer, and (2) failure to do his share in keeping up the public roads in his area-an example set by Capt. John-(BCH in HSF, pg.2). There, the facts are brought out in detail. However, after Capt. John apparently returned to England, Edward grew up to become a very good citizen. According to the probate date of his Will he died in December, 1814. His wife, Elizabeth, died in 1727. His County Norfold parents and siblings (if any) other than Capt. John are not know. As far as we know, this Edward Outlaw begins the genealogical line of Outlaws in America - AHO).