Nancy, following is a continuation of the information on Hughes in the "Early Virginia Families Along the James River..." by Louise Pledge Heath Foley, Volume I.As far as the Ortho Hughes, it would appear Ortho might have been an abbreviation of a name because there's a period after Ortho, i.e., Ortho. Hughes, or, it could have been transcribed incorrectly because many of those old documents were difficult to read.Here are other references to Hughes in the book:
ROBERT HUGHES, 400 acs. (N.L.), Henrico Co., on S. side of James River, crossing Muddy Creek, near Huddlecey's fence; 17 Aug. 1725, p. 285, 40 Shill.
ROBERT HUGHES, 400 acs. (N.L.).Henrico Co. S. side of James Riv., on Hughes Cr. & Right Hand Branch, adj. Noland's line, Micheaux's land & Jowey's (?) land; 27 Sept. 1729, p. 714.40 Shill.
Goochland County was separated from Henrico 1728, and the following is from Goochland:
ASHFORD HUGHES & Daniel Price, 400 acs. (N.L.) Goochland Co., on both (sides) the main forks of Deep Cr., adj. John Taylor, John Woodson, Mosby's line & Tabor's land; 27 Sept. 1729, p. 387.40 shill.
ASHFORD HUGHES & Joseph Thomas, 400 acs (N.L.), Goochland Co., in the W. main fork of Muddy Cr., near head of Maxey's branch, adj. their own land; 27 Sep. 1729, p. 408.40 shill
Thomas Walton, 400 acs. (N.L.), Goochland Co., on Muddy Cr. on S. side of James Riv., adj. William Walton & ASHFORD HUGHES; 26 June 1731, p. 174.40 Shill
John Merryman, 400 acs. (N.L.) Goochland Co., s. side of Muddy Cr., on S. side of James Riv., adj. his own, STEPHEN HUGHES & Jacob Winfree's land; 26 June 1731, p. 176. 40 Shill.
John Taylor, 400 acs. (N.L.), Goochland Co., S. side of James Riv., adj. John Tabor, George Stoval, ASHFORD HUGHES, & William Mayo; 17 Sept. 1731, p. 331.40 Shill.
ASHFORD HUGHES & Daniel Price, 400 acs. (N.L.) Goochland Co., S. side James Riv., bet. Muddy Cr. & Willis Riv., alias Willis Cr., adj. John Bolling in Benjamin Harrison's line & Robert Carter; 11 Apr. 1732, p. 403.40 Shill.
(Note, this property was adj. John Bolling.I'm not sure if John Bolling was one of the descendants of Pocahontas or one of the other Bollings...bh)
John Pleasants, 400 acs. (N.L), Goochland Co., S. side of James Riv. , above Deep Cr., adj. his old land, ASHFORD HUGHES & Richard Mosby, 11 Apr. 1732, p. 441.40 Shill.
THEN, FOR HUGHS, same book:
"Edmond Jennings, Esq. 6513 acs. N. side of James Riv., about 12 or 14 mi. above the foot of the falls; 20 Oct. 1689, p. 2.Part of which was taken up by one Ramsey & Groves; by them lapsed, for which sd. Jennings hath the Governor's grant; the rest being King's land; beg. at Tuckahoe Cr. where it forks late the river; to the Horse Pen Br., which is supposed to be the upper side of Westham, &c.Imp. of 131 pers:..."
(Rather than type all 131 names that were transported, there were two Hughs - DARCY HUGHS and SARAH HUGHS ...bh)
The book also has the names of those on the Rent Roll of Virginia 1704-1705 broken down into counties.
Henrico - Edward Hughes
New Kent - Jno Hughes, Robt Hughes
This book has been a great reference source for me and anyone studying early Virginia might want to get a copy.There are two good maps in there, also of early Virginia. The inside says it was reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland.It was copyrighted by Ms. Foley in 1974.
I also have "Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part Two 1737-1781 With Addenda (revised)" abstracted & compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger IIIand it shows some references to Hughes.
"Will of Bartholomew Stoveallpresented by Anne Stoveall, his executrix and proved by Ezekiel Sudbury, ASHFORD HUGHES and STEPHEN HUGHES (a Quaker); STEPHEN HUGHES and ROBERT HUGHES, security." (my caps)
"Will of Hagar Tabor presented by John Tabor, her Executor; proven by Joel Chandler and William Lax, two witnesses; STEPHEN HUGHES and ASHFORD HUGHES, Security."
Charles Hughes witnessed the Will of William Frayser April 30, 1768
On August 1, 1720, SARAH HUGHES was granted administration of the estate of JOHN HUGHES.Nicholas Cox and Benjamin Woodson were securities and Amos Lead, James Nowlin, John Pledge and John Johnson were to appraise the estate.
Accounts of the estate of John North were presented by THOMAS HUGHES and Mary, his wife. and recorded April 1748
August 18, 1722 "On petition of STEPHEN and ROBERT HUGHES, that John Saunders give other security for his wives probate of Bartholomew Stoveall's will, and that they be discharged therefrom, Saunders is summoned to appear at next court and give security."
Hope these help.I also have other books here, including on Goochland County, and will go through them later.