Re: From England john check this very interesting POCHIC
Acutally the TRIBE was called Pochuckkey -- Powchayicks... and they were in Surry County
Who were these Indians?
Indians have been in this area for over 6,000 years, evidenced by dated artifacts found locally, and highly likely much longer. Which Indian tribes were in this location in the late 1600s? Records show different tribes, or the same tribes with different names in the
county at various times. Those easily found in books on Surry County history include Quioughcohanoch, Powchayicks, Seacocks, Copperhoncks, Paspaheigh, Appomatok, Wanocks, Weyanockes, Tappahannocks, Nottaways, Paspihes, Rapahanna and Meherrin.
Were all these different tribes? Not likely, just different names at different times. Were some tribes combinations of other tribes?
Likely. Are they spelled correctly here? Not likely, but who knows. I would certainly like to see someone prepare a genealogical listing and timeline of these tribes in the 1600s and 1700s. This is a challenge to our readers.
Tributary Indians of Virginia 1670
Location Tribes Numbers of
Bowman or Hunters
Nansemond County 45
Powchay-icks 30 <----------------------
Charles City County
Men Heyricks 50
Nottoways (two towns)