Re: Francis Floyd of Horry Co., S.C.
Hello everyone. Last year my wife and I went on vacation at Virginia Beach Va. and while there I paid a visit to the Library and I found in a book in a foot note that Nathaniel Floyd and Mary left no heirs! Some how I have misplaced the info but the best I can remember it is in a book on the Harris Family of Isle of Wight and Surrey Co. Va. The foot note is to information of the selling of land to a Mr. Williams or Williamson by Richard Reynolds who recieved the land from Francis Hobbs Sr. by escheucher. And it refers to the home of Francis Hobbs Sr. and Mary and was formely the home of Nathaniel Floyd and Mary his wife. Nathaniel Floyd recieved this land for the transportation of 16 individuals in 1637. This was in the amount of 850 acres along Pagan Creek which now runs through the town of Smithfield, Isle of Wight Co Va.I have been researching my Floyd family for about 25 years and it sure was a surprise to find this footnote because I have a family chart that a distant cousin of mine in Lafayette indiana gave to me and it goes back to Thomas Floyd 1510 in Oxfordshire Englandin a straight line from my g-grandfather Noah Walter Lafayette Floyd b.in Washington Co. Indiana in 1876. I believe that this info was compiled by the Media Research Bureau and also from a book Early Floyd's of Pike Co. Alabama and some of their decendants. I can only prove my ancestry to Francis Floyd who I believe was born in Va. and died in Rowan Co. NC. in 1816. Apparently the ancestors of Nathaniel Floyd are John Floyd who was an English Jesuit, his father was Peter Floyd and mother Elizabeth Presley. (I also found references to Peter and Elizbeth in a libray a Pulaski Co. Ky. Peter Floyd father was David Floyd and David Floyds father was Thomas Floid or Floyd who lived in Oxfordshire England in 1510. From studying records in Isle of Wight Co. We are all more likely the decendants of John Flood of Surrey CoVa. or Edward, Richard, Walter,Arthur, and Harry Floyd who was a doctor in Isle of Wight Co Va. during the middle 17th century. Tom Alexander