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Richard II Anderson (b. Abt. 1618, d. Abt. 1698)Richard II Anderson (son of Richard Anderson and Elizabeth Hawkins) was born Abt. 1618 in Tring, Hertfordshire, England, and died Abt. 1698.He married Mary Overton.
Notes for Richard II Anderson:
Richard arrived from England, and settled on Goldmine Creek off of the North Anna River in current Louisa County, Virginia.His son, Robert Anderson Jr., succeeded him in the ownership of that plantation.Richard Anderson arrived aboard the ship Transport in July 1635.The ships manifest says he was 17 therefore he was born in 1618.
He resided in York County, Virginia, where he was a clerk of the Court unti 1662.On 18 Mar of that year he patented 200 acres of land in Gloucester County, Virginia, where he became Justice of the Peace.At his death he was a resident of King and Queen County, Virginia, where he is said to have also served as Justice of the Peace.He is no doubt named for his father, it being an English custom to give the father's name to the third born son.He is believed to have been a Minister in York County.Beverly Fleet, who abstracted and published records of York County, made the following note in reference to him: "Mr. Anderson Clk in this entry is evidently the Rev. Richard Anderson.We know practically nothing of him."
He married a woman whose name is not known, although she has been named in at least one genealogical publication as Mary Overton.If Richard was married to a Mary Overton, then she probably was a sister to
Maj. Gen. Robert Overton, father of Wm. Overton.
"On the 18 March, 1662, Richard Anderson bought 200 acres of land of Robert Jones, which he had purchased of Thomas Leechman and John Bennett, lying on the north side of the York River, which had been surveyed for Robert Huberd and thence northward upon Tanks Creek.Thomas Vicaris was granted by patent on 29 April 1693, a tract of 360 acres of land in King and Queen County, on a small creek running into Poropotanke Creek, next to the land of Richard Anderson, Hayes Creek, the land of Timothy Ellis, the land of John Perrin and the land of John Williams."(Vol. I of Malcolm H. Harris's "Old New Kent County, Some Account of the planters in New Kent County)
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Record Change: January 12, 2004
Children of Richard II Anderson and Mary Overton are:
- +Robert Anderson, b. 1634, New Kent County, Virginia, d. 1712, St. Peters Parish, New Kent County, Virginia.