William Hunter III (son of William Hunter, Jr and Ann Unknown) was born 1655 in Alnwick, Northumberland, Scotland, and died 1732 in Chowan County, North Carolina61.He married Joanne Norseworthy on date unknown in England62. Notes for William Hunter III: Notes directly "stolen" from http://www.gencircles.com/ftm/mcrl/2/data/8478 Individual: http://www.oedgs.com/hunterbasicpedigree.htm He was born about 1676 in Scotland and died about 1729 in Chowan County. William Hunter of Nansemond Co, Virginia, is the first known ancestor of this Hunter family. In Virginia Land Grant, dated April 21, 1695, it shows that William Hunter was a Weaver. In the Virginia Magazine, Volume 1, No.3, p.232, it shows he was a clerk in Nansemond County, Virginia, Court, June 8, 1699. In the Virginia Magazine, Volume 1, No.4, p.368, it shows that he was Justice of Peace for Nansemond County, Virginia. The Virginia Quit-Rent Roll, 1704, for Nansemond County, shows that he had 800 acres. (Va. Mag. Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 405-406.) Also appears in the Quit-Rent rolls for Isle of Wight County, 1704. (Va. Mag. Vol.24, No.3, p.343.). William Hunter acquired substantial land holdings in the area and achieved a place of prominence among the colonists. Historical Southern Families, Vol. VII, Hunter of Nansemond County, Page 130, 131, 132 HUNTER OF NANSEMOND COUNTY The first of this family was William Hunter. It is not known when he first appeared in Virginia. The first public record pertaining to him is a patent dated 4/21/1695 for 200 a. "on the east side of the main cypress swamp that leads out of Bennett's Creek" In the Upper Parish of Nansemond Co, for the importation of 4 Negro slaves into the colony. (P. B. 8-43I). On 4/25/1702, he was granted 240 a. in the Upper Parish on the s. e. side of the Meherrin Swamp adjoining his earlier patent for the transportation of himself, his wife, his daughter Alice, his son Nicholas, and Mary Cahoon. When the dividing line between N C and VA was re-surveyed in 1729, the land covered by these patents fell in N C. In 1704 William Hunter appeared on the Nansemond Rent Roll with 800 a. He was styled in the rent roll as "Capt." which indicates that he was probably captain in the county militia at that time. As the Nansemond records have been destroyed there is no record of the division of his estate. Issue of whom there is any record: I. Alice Hunter, mentioned in the land patent, no record. II. Nicholas Hunter, of whom later III. Robert Hunter, of whom later IV. Isaac Hunter, of whom later V. Sarah Hunter, probable. According to the Battle Book, Sarah Hunter (1684-1769), dau Wm Hunter of Nansemond, m William Battle (1684-1749). Their son Elisha was the founder of the family in N C. VII. William Hunter. He was probably the William Hunter, whose will, dated Chowan Co 1/4/1732 mentioned sons Wm and Ephraim, wife Ann, daus, Judith, Alice, Mary, Ann and Easter. The will was witnessed by Isaac and Robert Hunter. The (word missing) Page 130 Page 131 of his widow Ann Hunter was probated in Chowan in 1751, mentioning sons Wm Hunter and Edward Arnold, daus Judith Bland, Ann Winbourn, Hester Knight and Alice Arnold. The estate of Edward Arnold was divided in Chowan in 1777. Nicholas Hunter (II) born before coming to Va, owned 190 a. at the time of the 1704 Rent roll. On 4?24/1703 he was granted 46 a. upper parish of Nansemond Co on n.E. side Meherrin Swamp, adjoining Wm Hunter. Nicholas Hunter (II) born before coming to Va, owned 190 a. at the time of the 1704 Rent roll. On 4/24/1703 he was granted 46 a. upper parish of Nansemond Co on N.E. side Meherrin Swamp, adjoining Wm Hunter. (P.B. 9-513). On 3/25/1729, Thos Roundtree, atty of Nicholas Hunter and Rebecca his wife sold to Wm Hunter 120 a. S.E. side Meherin Swamp where said Hunter did live, part of a patent to Wm Hunter of Nansemond Co., Va, and part of a patent to Wm Hunter, Jr, sold to Isaac Hunter, Sr, 384 a., part of a patent to his son Nicholas and sold by him to his son Isaac on Meherrin Swamp issuing out of Bennett's Creek. Test: Wm Hunter, Elisha Hunter. (Ibid, 3-133). Nicholas Hunter later moved to Carteret Co, N C, where he was granted 200 a. May 1742. His will, dated 1749, probated same year Craven Co, mentioned wife Rebecca, sons Stephen, Ezekiel, Labbeus, Wm and Joab, grandson George Mellchell, daus, E____, Lillah, Rachel, Eliza, Sarah, Ruth and Keziah Mellchell. (Grimes). His son Isaac, above, evidently the oldest, was not named in the will. Isaac Hunter (II), mentioned as brother to Robert "son of Wm" (Chowan D.B.E.-87). His will was probated Chowan Co, April Court, 1753 and mentioned sons Elisha, Jesse, Isaac "land of Bertie" and Daniel; daus Elizabeth Perry, Alice Perry, Hannah Riddick, Rachel Walton, Sarah Hunter; the children of daughter Jean, decd.; grandchildren Jesse, Jonathan Parker, decd. Son Jacob Executor. Wit: Moses Sumner, Samuel Sumner and John Sumner. Posted By: DAVID HUNTER Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Subject: Re: Nicholas Hunter Nansemond Va Carteret NC Post Date: July 12, 1998 at 11:12:30 Message URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hunter/messages/256.html Forum: Hunter Family Genealogy Forum Forum URL: http://genforum.genealogy.com/hunter/ I HAVE SOME INFO ON NICHOLAS THAT WAS GIVEN TO ME BY MR. BENJAMIN DAVID HUNTER FROM COLQUIT T GA. HE HAD A COPY OF SOME HUNTER RECORDS COMPILED BY MRS. GERALDINE HUNTER HALL. I HAVE NOT DONE ANY RESEARCH ON THIS LINE MYSELF. HERE'S SOME OF MRS. HALL'S INFORMATION:(CONDENSED) WILLIAM HUNTER, NAMED IN LIST OF PERSONS TRANSPORTED TO VA. IN 3-6-1636; A WM. HU NTER LISTED AS CLERK OF NANSEMOND, VA. COURT IN JUNE 1699; THIS WILLIAM IS MOST LIKELY THE SON OF THE FIRST WM; IN 1704 WM. HUNTER APPEARED ON THE NANSEMOND RENT ROLL WITH 800 ACRES; WHEN THE DIVIDING LINE BETWEEN NC & VA WAS RE-SURVED IN 1729, THIS LAND FELL IN N.C.; WILLIAM WAS THE FATHER OF: NICHOLAS, ROBERT, ISAAC,WILLIAM III,ALICE, & SARAH; SARAH (1684-1769) MARRIED WM. BATTLE; NICHOLAS MOVED FROM CHOWAN CO. N.C. TO CARTERET CO. IN 1728; HE CONVEYED 120 AC TO BROTHERS ISAAC & WM.III; THE CONVEYANCE WAS 3-25-1729 AND WAS SIGNED BY THOMAS ROUNDTREE, WHO HAD BEEN GIVEN POWER OF ATTORNEY BY NICHOLAS & HIS WIFE, REBECCA ON 3-23-1728 WHEN THEY MOVED TO A PART OF CARTERET CO, WHICH SOON BECAME ONSLOW CO; NICHOLAS WAS APPOINTED JUSTICE OF THE COURT FOR THE NEW COUNTY OF ONSLOW BY HIS EXCELLENCY, GOV. GEORGE BURRINGTON AT EDENTON, N.C. ON 11-23-1731; HE SERVED IN THIS OFFICE 1731-34 & 1739-44; IN HIS WILL, DATED 1749, & PROBATED THE SAME YEAR IN CRAVEN CO.,HE MENTIONS HIS WIFE REBECCA & CHILDREN: STEPHEN, EZEKIEL, LEBBENS OR LEBBEUS, WILLIAM, JOAB AND GRANDSON GEORGE MITCHELL AND DAUGHTERS ZILLAH, RACHEL, ELIZA, SARAH, RUTH, & KEZIAH MITHELL; EXECUTOR: EZEKIEL, SON OF NICHOLAS......... MRS. HALL CONTINUES TO GIVE SIMILAR INFORMATION ON THE OTHER SIBLINGS OF WILLIAM; HER LINE DESCENDS FROM EZEKIEL; HER RECORDS ON THIS LINE GO INTO DETAILS. FROM YOUR POSTINGS IT SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE ALL THIS INFO AND MORE ON NICHOLAS ALREADY. I HOPE THIS FOLLOWUP HELPS SOME. __________________________ Another William Hunter? The Compendium of American Genealogy, 1600s-1800s Volume V, Lineage Records, Page 275 7-Dr. William Hunter (d 1718). from Eng. to Va. as early as 1678; m 1678, --; http://www.gencircles.com/ftm/mcrl/2/data/8478 http://www.gencircles.com/ftm/long/1/data/651 The Battle Book, a Gen. of the Battle Fam in America (1930), p.199.Gwen Cody, 205 Cody Dr., Sevierville, TN 37862-3135 wrote on 12/15/93 in regard to her William Hunter of Buncombe Co., NC b ca 1762, md bef 1786 to Anne Still Hunter, Still Hunter Dev Co., RE Dev., 4601 Southlake Pky, Suite 150, Birmingham, AL 35244: 14 Mar 96; desc fr William Hunter of Nansemond Co., VA, thru Nicholas of Onlow Co., NC, Joab of Duplin Co., NC, Nicholas of Duplin, NC, Hardy of Howard Co., AR, Nicholas of Howard Co., AR, William Edward of Howard Co., and Still Hunter of Walker Co., AL.Reported origin of William Hunter of Alnwick, Northumberland, ENG.; Wethink that William lived in Sandwich/Plymouth, MA in 1685 or so bef moving toNansemond, VA area, it is possible that his wife was Rebecca Besse whose stepfather was the sheriff of Plymouth.The Hunters may go back to the Hunters of Huntersdon, who have traced their roots back through Normandy to Norway (bef 1000 AD).pg. 191 WILLIAM HUNTER and ANNE his wife of Northampton Co. to JOHN DUKE of Northampton Co. 24 Feb. 1755 40 pounds current money of Va. one negro woman named Judie and all her increase Wit: JOHN PEEBLE (?), RICHARD RUFFIN Reg. Northampton Co. Feb. Ct. 1755 J. Edwards C. Ct. More About William Hunter III: Occupation: Weaver. More About William Hunter III and Joanne Norseworthy: Marriage: Unknown, England.62 Children of William Hunter III and Joanne Norseworthy are:
+Jacob Hunter, b. date unknown, Chowan County, North Carolina62, d. 1734, Chowan County, North Carolina62.