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Marilyn Ramey < JRamey711@aol.com> writing to the Meador rootsweb site, 18 Dec 1999,
"Thomas Meads/Meader Jr1635-38- died by April 1662wifeSarah (possibly Hoskins)md second Henry Awbreydied 1672-1692"
And this, 11 May 2001:Patrick Cuff <email@example.com>
Malinda,I have figured it out and here it goes:Sarah [Hoskins]? died 1672-1692.She had 2 husbands and 7 children.
First husband:Thomas Meador b. 1635-1638 VA, d. before April, 1662. They were married about 1658- 1659.They had 3 children, John, Susannah and Mary.Her second husband was Henry Awbrey.They were married 1662-1664.They had one child, Richard Awbrey.When Sarah [Hoskins]? died, Henry married a second time.This time to a woman named Mary.
Richard Awbrey, son of Sarah [Hoskins]? and Henry Awbrey, married Dorothy North, daughter of Augustine and Dorothy North.Richard was b. about 1664 and d. 1697Essex Co., VA.They had 4 children: Mary, Henry II, Dorothy, and child.Dorothy had a total of 3 husbands.The order was unknown. Her other husbands were Thomas Gouldman II and Peter Ransome.
Dorothy Awbrey, daughter of Richard Awbrey and Dorothy North, married John Billups before 1718.Dorothy Awbrey was born about 1687.
To sum it up, Dorothy Meador never married Richard Awbrey.It was Dorothy North, of no known relation to Richard, who married him.John Meador, husband of Elizabeth White, and Richard Awbrey were "brothers" because they were in fact half-brothers.They shared the same mother.
Dorothy Meador is in fact a daughter of Thomas Meadors but there is no record of her ever marrying.I hope this helps.Patrick Cuff
Jean Suddarth <firstname.lastname@example.org> posted this will to the Meador list in May, 2001:
These presents witnesseth that I Sarah Meader widdow wife of Thomas Meader the younger lately deced in the County of Rappahanock I Sarah Meader do bind and oblige myself my exrs. or adms. to confirme unto my son John Meader sone unto Thomas Meader lately deced one yoak of oxen & one gun seaven foot by the barrell to be delivered unto my son John Meader when he comes of age & furthermore I give as my full act & deed unto my eldest daughter Susanna Meader one red cow called Cherry & her cow calf & increase to my aforesaid daughter only excepting the male of the catle to fall unto me the abovesaid Sarah Meader untill my daughter be full eleven years of age & after the expiracon of the aforesaid years male & female to fall unto my eldest daughter Susanna Meader. Item I give unto my youngest daughter Mary Meader daughter of the abovesaid Thomas Meader one Black heaffer named Slippey she & her increase to my youngest only the male excepted to fall unto I the said Sarah Meader untill my youngest Daughter be fully nine years of age & after the Expiracon of the aforesaid nine years male & female to fall unto Mary Meader & if it shall please God that my eldest daughter shall dye in her minority that all her catle & their increase shall fall unto her sister Mary Meader and likewise in case it should pleas God that my youngest daughter Mary Meader should dye in her minority that her catle unto my eldest daughter Susanna Meader & furthermore in case that my youngest daughter Mary Meader her heiffer should miscarry before she comes to perfeccon that there shall another heiffer or cow of the same age & her increse to be made good as aforesaid to my daughter Mary Meader these premises to be recorded in Court the first or second courte ensuing the date hereof by any person that I the said Sarah Meader shall l appoint always provided that there be severall markes nominate & recorded for the abovesaid Childrens Catle them & their increase. In confirmatcon I Sarah Meader bind my self my heirs for the performance this above menconed & no other act nor deed as Witness my hand this thirteenth day of Aprill 1662.
These presents testifieth that I Sarah Meader late wife of Thomas Meader deced in the County of Rappa. oblige my self to give and allowe unto my children a sufficient & compleat maintenance in every respect as all other ought to do and further more to give them four years a peice Education in learning according as the Country doth aford. In Confirmacon whereof I Sarah Medr. do bind & oblige myself my heirs or assignes for the performance of this above menconed as witness my hand & seal this 13th day of Aprill 1662 to write read to to cast accompt
Recorded July 12, 1662 Deed Bk 1656-1664, p 187-188