There must be thousands of Wilkinson lineages that have Thomas Wilkinson and Elizabeth Lydall as the two who started a Wilkinson line in Virginia. It is not true. The story goes Thomas and Elizabeth had two or three children Eliza, Thomas and John. Thomassupposedly received a grant of 6000 acres in the northern neck. A Thomas Wilkinson did receive land, but not the husband of Elizabeth Lydall and supposed father of Thomas Wilkinson who married Ann Izard.
SOURCE: Genealogies of Virginia Families from the William & Mary College Quarterly ... By Virginia page 874
Fitzhugh ag’tBurwell ( This William Fitzhugh willed the land to his son)
Wilkinson, Thomas died with a will dated 25 April 1688. He had obtained a patent June 8 1662 for 6000 acres which was formerly granted to him by patent dated June 10, 1658. He was survived by his widow Ann who afterwards married Goodell and had an only daughter Hannah Goodell who married William Thomas, who by deed dated 26 October 1692, sells to William Fitzhugh,whose son is the lessor of the plantiff.
Thomas and Ann had issue: a daughter:
1.Eliza Wilkinson who died under 14 years of age.
Some have even assigned thiswill to him, which is for the Thomas above.
Book: Duplicates of Lost Colonial Virginia Records (pp 264-5)
Will of Thomas Wilkinson of Matson Parish county York, dated April
23, 1668, proved 26 Oct 1668 submitted for recording in Stafford Co., Va. 8 Nov
My lands at the head of the Potomac Creek to my wife and daughter Eliza Wilkinson,
to be divided equally between them when my daughter my daughter reached the age
of 14.My wife to have full estate if my daughter dies.Wife Ann to serve as
Executrix.Witnesses: Robert Cobbs William Farmer
Elizabeth LydallWilkinson is given a death date of 06 Feb 1687 St Peters Parish, New Kent, Virginia, USA., but it is not the Elizabeth Lydall.
Thomas Wilkinsonis found in James CityVA in 1667. He marries Elizabeth Springall Dickerson after the death of her husband Griffith Dickenson before 1673. She has 3 grown sons and is about 45 years old. There doesn’t appear to be issue from this marriage. Elizabeth Springall Wilkinson dies St Peter’s Parish New Kent on 06 Feb 1687. This is the date that many researchers use for Elizabeth Lydall Wilkinson.Thomas then marries Ann Izard after the death of Elizabeth. Apparently, the dates for Ann Izard’sbirth are wrong since she had two sons George and John in 1693 and 1698. ( St Peters Parish register).It is possible that Thomas was married and had children prior to his marriage to Elizabeth Dickerson.
January 5, 1656 - James City Co., VA:
Griffith Dickenson patented 300 acres in James City County on south west side of Moses Creek on the northerly branch of Tomahack [Tomahund?] Cr. above Nickatounces quarter, bounded as follows: southerly Capt. Bennett Freeman, William Wolfes, westerly on Wm. Hichman's land, northerly on William Phillips land and easterly toward the said Griffith Dickinson's 200 acres on Moses Creek. For transportation of six persons, himself twice, Elizabeth Dickenson, Wm. Jones, and Susan Crotch. (Patents 4, page 73)
[This indicates that Griffith already owned 200 acres of adjacent land.Tomahund Creek is located on the north side of the James River near the mouth of Chickahominy River in current Charles City County.]
March 3, 1656 - Surry Co., VA (formed from James City Co. in 1652):
Reference to suit of Griffeth Dickson against Charles Gregory. (Surry County Records 1652-1663, page 98)
April 11, 1656 - James City Co., VA:
James Haley, 593 a. ... 100 a. being part of a patent for 300 a. granted to Griffith Dickenson, 5 Jan. 1656, and by him sold ... unto ... John Shell by deed.
May 3, 1656 - Surry Co., VA:
Jno. Baldwin & Griffith Dickson have a
suit, want Roger Stanton to defer it to the next court. (Surry County Records 1652-1663)
June 26, 1656 - Surry Co., VA:
Griffeth Dickenson listed with '335 pounds left in books of Major John Westhorpe, decd left in the hands of Capt. Wm. Thomas at his goeinge for England'. (Surry County Records
1652-1663, page 86)
December 16, 1664 - Surry Co., VA:
These are to Sertifie [certify] whome itt may Concerne that I subscribed doe Entreate my friend Capt. Tho. Pittman to pet. for me & in My behalfe to ye worll. Court of Surry County to grant Me an ordr. agt. Joh. Dolleys Estate in ye. first place & this shall be his power as witnes my hand yis. 16th. decem. 1664 Griffith Dickinson. recorded 14th Mar. 64 [/65]. (Surry County Book 2, page 250)
October 2, 1667 - James City Co., VA:
Griffith Dickenson and four others were fined for having erected weirs in the face of the town [Jamestown] contrary to September 10, 1663 Order of the Assembly and were ordered to pay 2,000 pounds of tobacco to the County of James City.
February 26, 1673 - Surry Co., VA:
Thomas Wilkinson asks Mr. Arthur Jordan to appear for him to prosecute action against Thos. Pitman. 'The debt was made by my predecessor Griffin Dickinson.' Also confess judgement in my behalf to Wm. Wabard.
May 28, 1673 - New Kent Co., VA (formed from York County in 1654):
Minutes of Council and General Court of New Kent refer to 'the difference between Thomas Wilkinson as marrying the relict of Griffith Dickeson and Wm. Towne is referred to the next county court of New Kent, who are to determine the difference.'
[This indicates that Griffith Dickenson died prior to 1673 and his widow(Elizabeth Springall) had married Thomas Wilkinson.]
November 20, 1683 - James City Co., VA:
Thomas Wilkerson granted 554 acs. whereon he now dwells on south side of Moses Creek from head of the western most branch of Ware Gutt to Halie's cor., along Phillips line to Hawkes Nest Gutt and, ... being a part of a devident formerly held by Griffin Dickinson.
April 26, 1684 - James City Co., VA:
Mr. James Haley received land including 100 acs. being part of 300 acs. granted to Griffith Dickinson 5 Jan 1656 who assigned to John Shell 11 Apr. 1656.
February 6, 1688 - New Kent/James City Counties, VA - St. Peter's Parish:
Elizabeth, the wife of Thomas Wilkinson, died. (Vestry Book of St.Peter's Parish, New Kent and James City Co.)
[This is Elizabeth Springall who married Griffith Dickenson on June 12, 1649 in London and Thomas Wilkinson after her husband died)
Port of London to Virginia January 1634 John Springall aboard the Bonaventure, master James Ricrofte.
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