264. Thomas Batson & 265. Susanna Hanby [VA, NC]
~1682, Thomas born in Northampton Co., VA, s/o 528. John Batson & 529. Grace Satchell.
1692 Susannah born in VA; d/o 530. Daniel Hanby & 351. Mary Daniels.
1702, John Daniell’s [deceased brother of Mary] cattle mark was recorded for his neice Susanna, d/o Daniel Hanby.
1/3/1709, Susanna named in her father’s will [he died by 2/1710.]
7/1710, daughter Susannah chose Col. William Waters as her guardian.
1710, Thomas married Susannah.
5/25/1718, Northampton Co., VA, Thomas bought 345 acres from John Hall for 5000 pounds of tobacco. (S) Virginia’s Eastern Shore by Whitelaw.
11/4/1725, will signed by Thomas Batson. (S) Family notes.
4/12/1725, Tuesday, Thomas died, will probated.
Aft. 1725, Susanna married widower Andrew ( 266), father of son Peter’s wife. (S) Family notes.
11/30/1732, “On date of 30 November 1732, the Palace Court at Westminster, England, issued a Sealed Commission to Thomas Batson, Esquire, as Deputy Grand Master, of the Free and Accepted Masons”. [This commission was brought to Georgia by James Oglethorpe who settled his English colonists in the present state of GA in 1732-3. Oglethorpe, in England, apparently did not know that Thomas Batson had died in VA seven years earlier. This commission is property of the Department of Archives and History at Atlanta.]
12/14/1742, Susanna sold land with son Peter and Ann (Peter’s wife and Susanna’s stepdaughter). “This indenture made the fourteenth Day of Dec. Anno Dom 1742 between Peter Batson … both of Northampton Co. … for the sum of 140 pounds current money of VA … sell and confirm … land lying in the county aforesaid at Maggoty Bay bearing date first of May Anno Dom 1679 …” /s/ Peter Batson. “Know all men … Ann Batson Wife of the within named Peter Batson for & in consideration of the sum of five shillings … do release … all my rights title and interest of Dower …”. /s/ Ann (X) Batson. “Know all men …that I, Susanna Fabin for and in consideration of the sum of 20 shillings to me in hand paid … do release … all my right title and interest of Dower. … in witness where I have set my hand & seal this fourteenth Day of Dec1742”. /s/ Susanna (X) Batson. “At the Court held for Northampton Co. on Tuesday the 14th Day of Dec 1742. Peter Batson came into court and presented … & Ann the wife of said Peter & Susanna Fabin the wife of Andrew John Fabin being …” (S) Photostatic copy of Original Deed, Bk18, (1733–1750), Northampton Co., VA.
Aft. 1742 Susanna died in NC.
• “In the name of God Amen, I Thomas Batson, of Northampton Co. being sick and weak but Thanks Be To God in perfect sense and memory, do make this my last Will and Testament, making void all former Wills and Testaments made or done by me, in the manner following: First: I bequeath my soul to God Almighty, God who gave it to me, and My Body to the Earth from whence it came, to be decently buried at the Desire of My Executors. Second: I do give, will and bequeath, unto my son Daniel Batson my plantation and all my land with it, being 145 acres of land to him and his heirs lawfully together. My wish is that my wife Susannah Batson, shall have the use of my plantation during her widowhood, but if my wife shall desire to marry again, then I give my Estate to be equally divided between my wife Susannah Batson, and all my children: Mary Batson, Alice Batson, Peter Batson, Susannah Batson, Elizabeth Batson, and Thomas Batson. In testimony and Witness Whereof I have set my hand and seal this fourth day of November 1725, and My loving Wife to be Executor of this My Last Will.” (S) Bk26, Wills–Deeds, 1725-1733, Red Ink, No. XXIV-R, Northampton Co., VA, P24; Certified Photostatic copy of Original Will of Thomas Batson, dated 4 Nov 1725.
Children of Thomas and Susanna:
i. Daniel Batson, born ~1711.
[Daniel named after his maternal grandfather.]
Thomas’ property left to Daniel was located on the southern tip of the VA peninsula separated from the rest of the state by the Chesapeake Bay. The Indians named this area “Accomack”, meaning “the land beyond the water”. Daniel died and the land passed to Peter.
Bef. 12/14/1742 Daniel died. (S) Sale of his land left to Peter.
ii. Mary Batson.
iii. Alice Batson.
iv. Peter Batson, Sr ( 132), born ~1715 in Northampton Co., VA
v. Susannah Batson.
vi. Elizabeth Batson
vii. Thomas Batson III.
Thomas married Elizabeth Davis.
1748, Thomas served in NC Militia during a Manherrin Indian uprising.
1748, Thomas a land owner in Northampton Co., VA.
2/13/1749 Northampton Co. Court: Ordered that the Sheriff do take …, Solomon Batson, Thomas Batson, … and the in the safe Custody keep … every of them do appear at the next Court … concerning their Misbehaviour at Hungars Church.