First, let me say that I'm not a Pannell/Pennell, etc. researcher.I am a Duncan researcher and for last year or so I have been researching a Peter Duncan (b. 1633) family who were living in Nomini area of Westmoreland Co Va. They are interacting with a John Baker and Stephen Bailey family there. I believe my ancestor, Ambrose Harrison Duncan to be a descendant of this family. I'm positive that members of this Duncan family were in Bute Co, NC. Now these Bakers are named in Will of a Thomas Penell in late 1600's. I have one Duncan researher who believe that a John Duncan married a Mary Baker out of this family. I believe this John Duncan and wife Mary were living in Bute Co, NC on Bear Swamp Creek in 1750's and may very well be the mother and father of my ancestor.
Also, living in the Bear Swamp area was a Thomas and Mart Penell, so looking any info I can find on this Penell family that anyone on the list can offer. You can contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nothing else, maybe this will help someone researching the Pannell/Penel family
From my notes:
Bute Co, NC Deeds
DB-3, page 349. 2 September 1771. THOMAS PENELL (PINNALL, PINELL) & MART PINELL to ELIZABETH THOMPSON, Widow, both of Bute Co. 45 Pds. Va. money for 200 A. in Bute Co. on ES Bear Swamp adj. WEST, WOOTON (WOOTEN) & NORWOOD.Wit: JOS. MONTFORT, DAN HUNTOR, JEREMIAH WOOTON, SHIM THOMPSON. Ack: by THOMAS PINNELL, Bute Nov. Court 1771, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C. Reg: 6 Feb.1772, by JAS.JOHNSON, P.R. In margin: Del.to E.THOMPSON 12 Dec.1772
From Baker Family Notes
Other notes linking the families are the following: 1685, Wm. BUTLER and John BAKER (p. 466, 3 December 1685); Wm. BUTLER and John BAKER (27 May 1685). In 1694, Samuel BAKER married widow Strawther and was granted 154 acres. Ann BAKER is listed as relict of Samuel BAKER (1697/1698). Capt. Wm. BUTLER and John BAKER are mentioned in suit over results of a horse race (7 April 1693). Wm. BUTLER and John BAKER assumed 40, 000 pounds of tobacco (1692). In 1692, John BAKER, Mary BAKER and Elizabeth BAKER are mentioned in the will of Thomas Penell of Washington Parish. The will of John BUTLER (1712) mentions Wm. BUTLER, and asks John BAKER to care for son, James BUTLER if his wife, Katherine , cannot. John BAKER witnessed sale of land of Wm. and Sisley BUTLER in 1714. Anne BAKER, wife of James LANE of Cople Parish, is listed as sole heir of Samuel BAKER in 1714. In 1719, John BAKER and Stephen BAYLY inventoried an estate. In 1718, Wm. BUTLER and John BAKER are listed in a court action. In 1718, Sarah BAKER , daughter of John BAKER , is listed in the will of Thomas Bonam of Cople Parish, and John BAKER is given all the gentleman's wearing apparel and use of a slave.
(wfd – This is Washington Parish of Westmoreland Co Va.. These Bakers are tied to the Peter Duncan the Elder family in Westmoreland and this Stephen Bayley is involved in court case involving Peter Duncan II children. Have one researcher who believes that John Duncan's wife Mary was a Baker - This is same John & Mary we believe might be our Ambrose Harrison Duncan's mother & father)
D&W 10-371: 29 Feb. 1747, John (signed) Dunkin and Mary (M) his wife of Cople Parish (wfd- Westmoreland Co., Va),, planter, to William Rochester, planter, of same, for £30, 150 acres in Forrest of Nomony in parish and co. aforesaid, being the plantation whereon said John Dunkin now lives, part of 1,000 acre survey by (later called grant to) Randell Kirk 3 March 1665, corner tree of William Dunkin, to line that divides the land from the land of Robert Tidwell, then to the line that divides .. John Linton, then to dividing line of John Baker, then to dividing line of Daniel Remy, then to line of William Rochester, to beg., being 150 acres less the 40 acres deeded to John Rochester by deed 28 April 1747, being the remainder 110 acres to the aforesaid William Rochester; the aforesaid land and premises was the proper inheritance of one Peter Dunkin who by will bearing date 9 Feb. 1676 gave and devised this land to his son John Dunkin who by will dated 20 June 1716 gave the land to his son Peter Dunkin and the said Peter Dunkin by deed 25 Obr. 1732 sold the land to his son John Dunkin now party to these presents ... /s/ John Dunkin , Mary (M) Dunkin. Wit. William Taylor, James Luttrell, William Paylor, Tho. Templeman. Mary examined and John acknowledged deed in court 29 Sept. 1747. (FHL film 34,272)"
(wfd- This Rochester family married into Peter Duncan family and downline included Col. Nathaniel Rochester who was in old Granville Co, NC too. John was son of Peter, son of John, son of Peter the Elder. John (above) aunt, Phyllis Duncan, married William Rochester.
Granville Co. Tax List
1752: List of Lemuel Lanier (CD: had land on Bear Swamp, N.side Tar River)
Isaac Garrot, 1
Joseph fuller, 1; Arthur fuller, 1; John Farril, 5; James Benn, 3
John Dunken, 5
Benjamin Arrind,(wfd- Arnold) 1; Agness Hunt, 3; William Edward, 1; Moses Smith, 1