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4. Capt. Richard HAYNIE was born about 1652 in St. Stephen's Parish, North umberland County, Virginia. He died bet 31 Oct 1724 - 18 Mar 1725 in St. S tephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. Richard is identifi ed in the 21 November 1660 will of his grandfather, Nicholas Morris, as Ri chard Haney. Therefore Richard's date of birth was before the date of th is will, and is estimated as about 1652. Richard was commended, in the Nor thumberland Court Records, for his assistance on the 18th and 19th July 16 64, in capturing several seamen for unlawful acts. (Northumberland Coun ty Record Book 15, p 131-132). At the time Richard would have be en 12 or 13 years old.
On 5 October 1687, Richard Haynie was the attorney for Danl Webb, "a molat to", and was successful in freeing him, by a peaceful agreement, from t he estate of Major John Mottrom, dec'd (Northumberland County, Virginia Re cord Book 4, p. 405).
Richard Haynie was a captain in the militia of Northumberland County, Virg inia. He was ordered to serve in during the French & Indian War on 19 Mar ch 1701/2. He again appears as a militia officer on 17 June 1703. (Ord er of Council, Northumberland Co., bearing date 17 June 1703; Her Majesty 's Colony and Dominion of Virginia: Field Officer, Captain, Rich'd Hayn ie under Colonel Robert Carter.) (Virginia's Colonial Soldiers, Lloyd DeWi tt Bockstruck; Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1988; pp. 21 9, 234).
He represented Northumberland County in the Virginia House of Burgesses f or seven years (1695-1698, 1703-1705). As to Captain Richard Haynie's serv ice as a Burgess, see Standard's Colonial Virginia Register (Book). Richa rd was an attorney and was appointed sheriff of Northumberland County in 1 706 and 1707 (English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records, comp. by Lou is des Cognets, Jr., 1958). Richard Haynie's children by his first wife we re determnined from wills and the Parish Register.
Richard claimed Elinor Ormsby as a headright when he patented land in 169 6:
Court held 15 July 1696
Certificate ... for 250 acres of land ... for the importation of four pers ons into this county ... Morris Brassill, Mary Stephens, John Gurrill, a nd Elinor Ormsby (Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book 4, 1678-169 8, Part 2, Northumberland County, p. 733, and Tidewater Virginia Famili es by Virginia Lee Hutchison Davis, 1989; Urbana, Virginia, p 768).
This claim and the coincidence of the name leads some to believe that Rich ard married Elinor Ormsby and that a son, Ormsby, was named for his seco nd wife, and he may very well have been. However, there is no proof that R ichard married Elinor Ormsby or that Ormsby was the son of Elinor. It is k nown that Richard's second wife was named Elinor, therefore, no surna me is assumed for this family history.
Besides the wills of Richard and Elinor, one court petition assists in t he determination of some of Richard Haynie's children. In particular it pr oves that Richard had two sons named Anthony the first died fairly young a nd without issue; that Richard was a widower in September 1697; and that s on Ormsby was the son of Elizabeth, Richard's first wife.
In the Ejectione between John Carr Pltf and Elinor Haynie Def. for Lan ds or Tennements Situate in St. Stephens parish in this County Dismiss ed to the Pltf by Bridgar Haynie at a Court held for this County the 20 th Day of August 1730 the Said parties agreed to a Special Virdict in t he Cause which is in these words Viz: Northumberland is in the action of T respass and Ejectment between Jn. Tarr & Th Carr Def the parties on both s ides do agree to the following matters of fact Viz: that Richard Haynie ma de a Deed of Gift of the Land & in Difference which Deed bears Date the 15 th of Sep 1697 by which the Pltf claims Secondly that Bridgar Haynie the l essor of the Pltf is the Same Bridgar Hanie mentioned and Designed in t he Said Deed 3ly that the Said Richard Haynie was unmarried at the ti me of Executing the said Deed of gift 4ly that Anthony Haynie in the Sa id Deed mentioned was never actually possest of the Said Lands but died wi thout any Issure and that the Said Richard Haynie was possest of the Sa id Landsat the time of his Death we agree the will of the aforesaid Rich H aynie Dated the 31 Day of October 1724 if upon the s Matters the Law be f or the Pltf they agree for him and twelve pence Steling Damage but if n ot then they agree for the Def Jn. Tarplet Jun. pro Quer Ge. Eskridge a nd this Day Viz: the 20 Day of May 1731 the parties as well pltf as De f: by their attorneys were heard on the matters of Law arising on the S Ve rdict whereupon its the opinion of the Court that the Said Pltf Recover ag ainst the Said Def. Two thirds of the Lands or Tennements aforesaid with t heir appurtenances Together with his Costs hereby accationed and an attorn eys fee als Ex.
(Northumberland County, Virginia, Order Book 9, 1729-1737, p. 39)
An examination of existing records indicate that Richard's son Ormsby w as probably born in about 1689 or 1690 which was before Richard's first wi fe, Elizabeth, died in 1697 and before he claimed Elinor Ormsby as a headr ight. Richard didnot remarry until about 1700 or 1701. When Richard's seco nd wife, Elinor, wrote her will she did not call Ormsby "son" as she did o thers in her will, instead she specified: "To the Heir of Ormsby Hayn ie - one shilling", which indicates that she knew very little of Orms by or his family, even though they lived in the same parish in Northumberl and County, Virginia.
Contrary to the beliefs of some, Richard's children are easily divided in to two groups, which coicide with his two marriages, from wills and the li sting of births in St. Stephen's Parish Register. The first group which we re born between 1682 and 1695/6, are most likely the children of Richard 's first wife, Elizabeth. The second group, which werel born between 17 02 and 1718, are most likely the children of Richard's second marria ge to Elinor.
January 21, 1713/4.
Captain Richard Haynie having been presented by the Grand Jury for absenti ng himself from Church, contrary to law, could give no good excuse for th is crime, was compelled to pay the customary fime, with the costs. (Cou rt Order Book 6, 1713-14, p. 15).
However, there seemed to be no hard feeling towards the Captain, for on t he same day, the Court appointed him overseer of the road from the Court H ouse to his house. He is fined again for absence from church, St. Stephen 's Parish, on 23 September 1715 (Northumberland County, Virginia Order Bo ok 6, p. 137).
On 19 November 1718, Richard, Jr. as a witness, proves the will of Peter P resly, Jr. (Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book 6, 1713-1719, p. 29 6) On 20 January 1719/20, as a witness to a deed dated 20 April 1681, Harr is to Sowell, "Capt. Richard Haynie came into Court and swore he wrote t he Deed and was an Evidence thereto". (Northumberland County, Virginia Rec ord Book 17, 1706-1720, p. 251)
An abstract of Richard Haynie's will follows (Northumberland County, Virgi nia, Wills, 1713-1749, Volume 4, p. 389a):
Will Written: 31 October 1724; Will Probated: 18 March 1724/25.
Son Bridgar Haynie: all my land on the right hand of the road, as you go d own from the Court House, to him and the lawful heirs begotten of his body .
Son Richard Haynie: plantation whereon I now live with all the land belong ing to it as far as the first branch of "Tan Troughs", to him and the hei rs lawfully begotten of his body, and if none to fall to sons Macksmili on Haynie and Ormsby Haynie, and the lawful heirs of their bodies.
Son Ormsby Haynie and son Charles Haynie: all the land from the aforementi oned branch to the extent of my land, to them and the lawfully begotten he irs of their bodies.
Son Samuel Haynie: piece of land joining to Richard Oldham's of about eigh ty acres, to him and his heirs.
The rest of my land in the same devidend: to be equally divided betwe en my four daughters, Katherine Haynie, Elinor Haynie, Winifred Haynie, a nd Anna Haynie, to them and their heirs forever.
Two daughters Winifred and Anne Haynie: my two negroes George and Beck, af ter my wife decease.
Estate not to be appraised.
Daughter Elizabeth Smith: a gold ring of twenty shillings price.
Wife Elinor, with the assistance of Major George Eskridge, to be my execut rix.
Witness: Henry Christopher and Thomas Baylis.
The inventory of the personal estate of Captain Richard Haynie was fil ed in Court in 1725, by his relict, Elinor Haynie, and it was recorded b ut not appraised. Besides the items of: 3 books, a packet of books, a nd 3 other books, it was the usual inventory of a farmer of that period, a nd included a cupboard, two feather and flock beds, a truckell bed, handir ons, two spits, two tables, three chests, six chairs, bellows, pots, potho oks, chafing dish, four spinning wheels, a brass snuff box, three tobac co boxes, pewter bottles, looking glass, glass bottles, a silver headed ca ne, a seal skin trunk, a pair of spectacles, ink-horn, &c.
Richard was married to Elizabeth BRIDGAR (daughter of Richard BRIDGAR a nd Jane ????) on 10 Oct 1681 in Northumberland County, Virginia. Elizabe th BRIDGAR was born on 16 Jul 1665 in Rappahannock County, Virginia and s he died on 2 Apr 1697 in Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia. S he was buried in Heathsville, Northumberland County, Virginia. Elizabeth w as sick in March of 1697 and her husband, Richard, wrote the Assembly in w hich he served, as follows:
Right Worshipf and Worthy Gent-
This, with all due respect, comes to give you an acct of my absents from t he , occationed by my Wife's sickness, who is far more likely to Dye th en revover,(and I cannot in Conscience leave her;) if pleas God, I see a ny probable amendment in her sickness, shall not faile imediately to gi ve my Due attendance, till wch time, I hope this may be a reasonable excu se to Gent.Yre Most Humble Servt
Richards letter was recorded at the April 26, 1697 session of the Assembl y, however, his wife Elizabeth had already died.
A gravestone in an abondoned graveyard at the eastern edge of Heathsvill e, Northumberland County, VA reads:
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH HAYNIE DAUGHTER
OF RICHARD & JANE BRIDGAR
WAS BORN JULY 16th 1665
MARRIED TO RICHARD HAYNIE
OCTOBER 10th 1681 BY WHOM SHE
HAD 8 CHILDREN & DIED HIS
WIFE APRIL 2 1697
Elizabeth's grave was discovered in 1913 and the location was describ ed as being at the edge of town. It is now in the center of town and belie ved to be located behind the bank, just off route 634, and almost direct ly across from the Heathsville court house.
Capt. Richard HAYNIE and Elizabeth BRIDGAR had the following children:
10 i. Anthony HAYNIE died before 15 Sep 1697 in Northumberland County, Vir ginia. He was born in Northumberland County, Virginia. This was the fir st of two Anthony Haynie, and he died young. His death is confirmed in a p etition to the court on 20 August 1730 between John Carr, Plaintif and Eli nor Haynie, Defendant. The following is the part confirming Anthony's dea th (Northumberland County, Virginia Order Book 9, 1729-1737, p. 39):
. . . . the parties on both sides do agree to the following matters of fa ct Viz: that Richard Haynie made a Deed of Gift of the Land & in Differen ce which Deed bears Date the 15th of Sep 1697 by which the Pltf claims Sec ondly that Bridgar Haynie the lessor of the Pltf is the Same Bridgar Han ie mentioned and Designed in the Said Deed 3ly that the Said Richard Hayn ie was unmarried at the time of Executing the said Deed of gift 4ly that A nthony Haynie in the Said Deed mentioned was never actually possest of t he Said Lands but died without any Issure and that the Said Richard Hayn ie was possest of the Said Lands at the time of his Death . . . .
Note: Complete Petition is given in the notes for, Elinor, second wi fe of Capt. Richard Haynie.
+11 ii. Bridgar HAYNIE I was born in Northumberland County, Virginia. He m arried Mary ????.
+12 iii. Richard HAYNIE was born in Northumberland County, Virginia. He ma rried Jane ????.
+13 iv. John HAYNIE Jr. was born about 1684 in Northumberland County, Virg inia. He married Hannah NEALE.
+14 v. Elizabeth Bridgar HAYNIE was born 6 December 1686 in St. Stephen 's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia. She married a SMITH.
+15 vi. Maximillian HAYNIE was born 31 October 1688 in St. Stephen's Paris h, Northumberland County, Virginia. He married Mary Jane ????.
+16 vii. Ormsby HAYNIE was born about 1689/90 in St. Stephen's Parish, Nor thumberland County, Virginia. He married Sarah DAWSON.
+17 viii. Katherine HAYNIE was born about 1695 in Northumberland County, V irginia. She married Thomas BEARCROFT, Jr..
Richard was married second to Elinor ???? about 1702 in Northumberland Cou nty, Virginia. Richard and Elinor marriage date must have been after 15 Se ptember 1697. At a Court held for Northumberland County, 20th Day of Augu st 1730, Ellinor stated that Richard Haynie was unmarried at the time of E xecuting a "Deed of Gift of the Land & in Difference which Deed bears Da te the 15th of Sep 1697". Elinor ???? died before 10 Sep 1754 in Northumbe rland County, Virginia. She was born in England. The will of Elinor, seco nd wife and relict of Captain Richard Haynie, was written 29 March 1750 a nd was presented in Court for probate by Samuel Haynie, son of Richard a nd executor, 10 September 1754 (Wills & Administrations,Northumberland Cou nty, Virginia, 1750-1770, by Lewis, p. 38; Court Record, p. 138). The foll owing is an abstract of the will:
W. W. 29 March 1750 . . . . . W. P. 10 September 1754
Son Anthony Haynie: ten shillings.
Daughter Catherine Bearcroft: ten shillings.
Grandson Spencer Pickeron: one shilling.
Grandaughter Nelly Throp: one gold ring, one pair of silver sleeve button s, one silver thimble and bodkin.
To the Heir of Ormsby Haynie: one shilling.
Son Samuel Haynie: two young negroes Andrew and Judey, one chest of drawer s.
To two daughters Winefred and Ann Haynie: the rest of my negroes.
To three children Samuel, Winifred and Ann Haynie: my whole personal esta te to be equally divided among them.
Son Samuel Haynie and Friend Thomas Dameron executors.
Witness: Thomas Dameron Jun, William Cooke, Peter Power and William Butche r.
It might be noted that Thomas Dameron, Jr. was the son of Thomas Dameron a nd Sarah Bledsoe (the Bledsoe family being related to the Hitt family thro ugh marriage).
The estate of Elinor Haynie was inventoried and presented to Col. Spenc er Ball, which was brought to the view of Thomas Dameron, Elisha Betts, a nd Thomas Harding.
Capt. Richard HAYNIE and Elinor ???? had the following children:
+18 i. Anthony HAYNIE was born in Northumberland County, Virginia. He marr ied Elizabeth ????.
19 ii. Winifred HAYNIE was born on 7 Apr 1706 in Northumberland County, Vi rginia. This date has not been confirmed, and if true, it is an assumed da te as it is the date of Winifred's Christening. Winifred is identifi ed in the will of her father and also her mother, Elinor.
+20 iii. Eleanor HAYNIE was born 2 September 1708 in St. Stephen's Paris h, Northumberland County, Virginia. She married William PICKERON.
21 iv. Charles HAYNIE was born on 23 Jan 1710 in St. Stephen's Parish, Nor thumberland County, Virginia. He died before 29 Mar 1750. Birth record ed " Cha's Hayne son to Rich'd born Jan'y 23 1710"; parish records Saint S tephens, Northumberland County, Virginia. Charles was identified in the wi ll of his father, Richard Haynie, wherein he inherited with his half-broth er Ormsby, some of his father's land.
+22 v. Samuel HAYNIE was born about 1715 in Northumberland County, Virgini a. He married Judith JAMES.
23 vi. Ann HAYNIE was born in Northumberland County, Virginia. Anna is ide ntified in the will of her father, Richard Haynie, wherein she inherited l and, and negroes after the death of her mother. The will of her mother car ries out the wishes of Richard and gives negroes to Anna and her sister, W inifred.
EARLY TOMBSTONES IN NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY.(2)
In an abandoned grave-yard on the eastern edge of the village of Heathsvil le lies a heavy slab
inscribed as follows:
HERE LYETH THE BODY OF
ELIZABETH HAYNIE DAUGHTER
OF RICHARD & JANE BRIDGAR
WAS BORN JULY 16TH 1665
MARRIED TO RICHARD HAYNIE(3)
OCTOBER 10TH 1681 BY WHOM SHE
HAD 8 CHILDREN & DIED HIS
WIFE APRIL 2, 1697
(1) “An Itinerant’s Observations in America.”(London Magazine, 1746)
(2) In these inscriptions the lettering on the tombstones is literally fol lowed.
(3) Richard Haynie married a second time, and died about 1724.In his wi ll of Oct.31, 1734, he
names six sons---- Bridgar, Richard, McMillon, Ormsby, Charles, and Samue l; also four
daughters----Katharine, Elinor, Winifred and Anna.His wife “Elinor” surv ived him.