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Matthias Tyson (b. 1660, d. 1710)Matthias Tyson (son of John Tyson and Susannika) was born 1660 in Accomack or Northampton County, VA392, and died 1710 in Bath County, NC.He married Mary F. on 1688 in Bath County, NC.
Notes for Matthias Tyson:
Source: WFT CD #9 Tree # 3603
"Source:Paul Tyson research: NC records show that Mathias & Mary in Bath County area about 1700.History of Pitt County shows that in 1704 a number of persons living in Wickham in the Bath area petitioned for a court to be established in their vicinity.Among the petitioners were Mathias and his eldest son, John.Mathias will is of record in the Archive Section, State History and Archives, Raleigh, NC.It is dated April 5, 1710.On February 20, 1693/94 Mathias bought 300 acres of land in Accomack County, Virginia, for 7000 pounds of tobacco from Catherine BOWMAN, widow of Edmund BOWMAN, late of Accomac dec'd. and Daniel ESHAM and Gertrude his wife of Accomac, executors of Edmund BOWMAN.In 1694 Mathias listed one tithe in Balley's Precinct, Accomack County, Virginia, and did the same again in 1695.Mathias was still in Accomack County, as late a November 20, 1702, when he signed a power of attorney to Tully ROBINSON.On February 2, 1703, ROBINSON sold for Mathias the 300 acres he bought from the executors of Edmund BOWMANin 1693 for 4,000 pounds of tobacco to Robert HAMILTON (his stepfather).Mathais appears to have left Virginia and his name appears later, mistakenly, in the 1704 Bally Precinct Quit Rent Roll (land tax list) as still being the non-resident owner of the 300 acres.The list under the heading "The following lands of which Quit Rents may possibly be recovered, though the owner lives out of the County".gives his location with the word "Southerd", meaning "gone south".The area where Mathias settled in North Carolina, and where his sons grew up is in modern day Hyde County.He lived along Slades Creek, on the Matchepungo (Pungo) River, in what was known as Bath County.The earliest known record of Mathias in North Carolina is the mention of land "patented by my father Mathew TISON in the year 1708" in the 1739/40 sale of land by Edmond TYSON.This date must be incorrect since Mathias did apply for a land patent from the "Duke of Beaufort, Palatine", but did not receive it until after his death in 1710.
Source:Transcribed by Paul Tyson:1693 Deed:Accomac Deed book 1692-1715, Part I, page 75, 20 Feb 1693:
"Catherine Bowman, widow of Edmund Bowman, late of Accomac Co, dec'd and Daniel Esham, to Matthias Tyson of same County, planter, for 7,000 lbs tobacco, 300 acres at Messange Creek in Accomac, granted to Edmund bowman."Apl . .acknowledged in open court
Source:Transcribed by Paul Tyson:1702 Deed:Accomac Deed Book, 1692-1715, Part II, page 7, 2 Feb 1702:
"I Matthias Tyson of Northampton Co, planter,... to Robert Hamilton..300
acres... Messongoes.. 4,000 lbs tobacco
Wit:Robert ScottMathias Mt TysonJos. A. Aymes
Acknowledged in open court by Capt. Tully Robinson by power of attorney by sd. Matthias Tyson unto Tully Robinson (p. 10, bottom) (on p. 8, same deed Bk) "I, Matthias Tyson of Northampton...to Tully Robinson..." (beneath this)"I, Mary Tyson, the lawful wife of the above named Matthias Tyson ...freely consent..."
signed with mark
Source:As transcribed by Paul Tyson:LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT OF MATHIAS TISON, dated 5 April 1710:
"In ye name of God Amen The Last Will and testment of () Mathias tisson inhabitant of Baith County beeing very sick and wek of body butt in perfect sence & memory blessed bee God for itt mye Sole I bequeth to ye Lord ye gave it & my body to ye Earth & my worldy goods as foloweth
"I will and bequeth to my sone Jhon tisson four shillings: To my sone Edward Tisson one cow yearlying with all her increce:It to my sone Corneilyous Tison one Cow yearling with all her increase:It to my sone Edmond one Cow and Calfe & one Cow yearling with all their increce.To my sone Thomas Tisson one cow & carilfe with all their increace:It to my daughter Susanna tison one tow year old heffer with all her increceIt to my sone Jhoas Tisson one tow year old heffer & one yerling heffor with all their increscs:It to my sone Samuell tison one tractt of Land Lying on ye north side of a creeck called slaids creeck, and one cow yearling with all their increece:It to my sone Mathyas Tisson two cow yearlings with all their increeice:It I give to my granson Arone Tisson one two year old heffor with all her increeice:I will and bequeth to my loving wife Mary Tisson my plantation and land (that) I now live on and all ye rest of my Esstaite shee paing all my justt and lawful (+++) deets:AllsoeI leve my wife my wole and sole Exceatrees:in witt who ar unto I sett my hand and seale this fifth day of April Anno Domino 1710
Mathyas TissonXhis Marck
Charles Smith "
Soruce: WFT CD# 22 Tree #3403
[Note: Matthias Tyson b. 1686 Germantown, PA m. Mary Potts in Abingdon Twp., Philadelphia, PA on 29 January 1708. The children listed are completely different than those of this Matthias & Mary. There is also a will for the PA Matthias. Possible that the surname of Mary F. Potts who married Matthias of Accomack is not Potts or that the Mary who married the PA Matthias is not a Potts. However, very interesting that there are also several Matthias and Cornelius in this tree.]
Source: Virginia's Eastern Shore by Ralph T. Whitelaw
Accomack County A132
"Several patente were successively granted for this small tract (of land beginning in 1666) before the ownershop became stabilized.
1694 Catherine Bowman, widow of Edmond, and Daniel and Gertrude Esham sold to MATTHIAS TYSON."
Sources: IGI, WFT #22 and Northampton Co VA, Deed Book 11
[Notes: More and more, the evidence seems to point toward a kinship with this Mattias Tyson of Accomack, VA and Bath, NC to those Tyson families of PA.]
The IGI (Film#2078063) lists Mathias Tyson, son of John & Susannika Tyson, as being born about 1660 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
WFT#22 lists 2 Matthias Tysons, both born at approximately the same time. The first was born on 30 June 1686 in Germantown, PA and the second born est at 1686-1712.
Matthias Tyson, b. 30June1686, s/o Rynear Tyson & Margaret Kunders
m. 29 Jan 1708
Mary Potts, d/o John Potts
Isaac, Margaret, Mary, Rynear, John, Sarah, Elizabeth,Matthew, Martha, Elizabeth (2)
Matthias Tyson*, b. wft est 1678-1712, s/o Cornelius & Margaret Tyson
* Nothing else is listed for this Matthias Tyson.
1679 Deed: Northampton Co VA, Deed Book 11, page 181, dated 27 Mar 1679:"I William Andrews of Northampton Co to John Tyson of county aforesaid planter, and Susannika his wife and Mathias Tyson their Son, one plantation, 100 acres in county aforesaid, to said John Tyson and Susannika his wife for and during their natural lives and from and after their decease to the said Mathias Tyson his hairs and assigns.
Wit:Ravenaderi (?)Will AndrewsJno Tankred
Original Deed book index listed this purchase under "Mattison, John, his Conveyance from Mr. Wm Andrews".
[[[Notes: This conveyance establishes that the parents of Matthias Tyson of Accomack are indeed John and Susannika Tyson and not either of the above mentioned PA Tysons. The family seems to have arrived in Accomack as early as 1679, which is 14 years before Matthias bought his 300 acres of land from the widow Catherine Bowman. John Tyson's will also establishes the names of his other children: Anne and Katherine.]]]
More About Matthias Tyson:
Alternate Birthplace: Abt. 1660, Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA.
Immigration 1: Abt. 1679, Somewhere to Accomack, VA.
Immigration 2: Abt. 1702, Accomack, VA to North Carolina.
Property 1: 1679, Accomack, VA land sold to John, Susannika & son Matthias.
Property 2: 1693, Purchases 300 acres, Accomack, VA.
Property 3: 20 November 1702, Signs Power of Attorney to Tully Robinson for sale of his land.
Property 4: 02 February 1702/03, Tully Robinson sellsthe 300 acre Accomack, VA property for Matthias Tyson.
Property 5: Abt. 1708, Applied for land patent in NC.
Tithables List 1: 1694, Balley's Precinct, Accomack, VA.
Tithables List 2: 1695, Balley's Precinct, Accomack, VA.
Will: 1710, Bath County, NC.
More About Matthias Tyson and Mary F.:
Marriage: 1688, Bath County, NC.
Children of Matthias Tyson and Mary F. are:
- +Thomas Tyson, b. 1698, Beaufort County, NC, d. 1755, Pitt County, NC.