Does anyone have any further documented info on the wife of John Winborne of Nansemond County Virginia, whose children went to NC in the early 1700's? I am looking for the mother of the Elizabeth Winborne who m. Charles Jenkins.
I have found the Benjamin Winborne book on the Vaughan Family, and find the info in it re: Elizabeth's parentage to be somewhat confusing. On p. 78-79, he writes the following (I have added the text in brackets):
"All the old Winbornes came to NC from Nansemond County, Va. John Winborne came about 1730 and settled on the east side of Bennett's Creek and married Anne Hunter. Maj Henry Winborne, the old ancestor of the Hertford County Winbornes, came in 1742. His brother Thomas came soon thereafter, and William, Philip, John and Benjamin Winborne came to Northampton Co. NC about 1748.
Since writing the above, the writer has ascertained from old records on file in the Theological Seminary, in Fairfax County, Va. that Maj. Henry Winborne, who came to NC as a very young man in 1742 from Nansemond County, Wa., was the son of John Winborne of the Upper Parish of Nansemond, Va., and was a vestryman of the established Church of England in that Parish from 1744 to 1760, and was selected as one of the church wardens in 1748. He voted, 1746, for the rebuilding of the brick church in Suffolk [at the time in Nansemond County] which was completed in 1748. Elizabeth Winborne, the wife of Charles Jenkins, was the daughter of the old vestryman."
Now, I first read this as Elizabeth being the daughter of Henry and granddaughter of John, but, if Henry came to NC in 1742 as a very young man, he was unlikely to be either a) Elizabeth's father (she had a child born about 1725) or b) a vestryman in Virginia from 1744 to 1760, so I then interpreted it to be that John was the father of Henry, Elizabeth and Thomas (and possibly John, Phillip, William and Benjamin as well). As for John, if the John who m. Anne Hunter came to NC in 1730, the above reasoning also applies. Therefore, I am inclined to think that Anne Hunter was the sister-in-law of Elizabeth (who m. Jenkins'), rather than her mother, and was the wife of John's son, John.
Would appreciate your take on this. I realize that the Winborne book is secondary evidence at best, and welcome correction from anyone who has access to better info.