Sunday, March 28, 2010

Bell 358 Jones-Bird

358. Capt. Richard Jones Jr & 359. Tabitha Bird {… VA}

~1675, Richard born in VA; s/o 716. Richard Jones.
~1675, Tabitha born in VA; d/o 718. Thomas Bird & 719. Mary ?.
1/21/1680, Tabitha left property in the will of her father.
Richard 1st married Sarah ?.
Tabitha 1st married John Young.
1704, Richard on the Prince Anne Co. rent roll with 200 acres.
11/5/1709, John and Tabitha sold 30 acres on Southern Run belonging to heis of Thomas “Burd”.
5/18/1715, John wrote his will.
4/4/1720, by which George Nicholson [Tabitha’s step-father] and Mary [Tabitha’s mother], his wife, tenants during the life of said Mary in certain lands, and John Lanier and Elizabeth, his wife, and John Young and Tabitha, his wife, tenants of the reversion of the fee simple after the death of said Mary, convey the said lands situated at the head of Upper Choppkes Creek in James City County to William Blaikley, merchant of James City.
John died.
1726, “To Richard Jones …”, South Side Bristol Parrish Dr. (S) Vestry Book.
Richard married Tabitha.
3/4/1728, deed from Elizabeth Lanier [Tabitha’sister] conveyed to Richard Jones and his wife Tabitha, daughter of Thomas Bird, who by his will dated January 21, 1680, devised land to his three daughters, Mary, now deceased, and Elizabeth and Tabitha, 300 acres on the South Branch of Upper Chippokes Creek, Surry Co., VA.
12/30/1729, a son was born to Richard Jones, baptized 5/2/1730. (S) A History of Bristol Parish, Slaughter, 1846, P131.
9/1732 in Surry Co., Richard & Tabitha gave their daughter Mary 130 acres; with reversion to Richard’s sisters Jean and Tabitha Jones.
5/2/1742, Francis & Sara Negro children belonging to Mrs. Tabitha Jones baptized. (S) Vestry Book.
7/4/1742, John A slave of Capt Richard Jones baptized. (S) Vestry Book.
~1759, Richard died in VA.
(S) The Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish VA. (S) AP&P.

Family notes:
• There are multiple “Richard Jones” in VA at this time. There is also another “Tabitha Jones” married to Thomas Jones. The records are likely of the same person, but may be a mixture.

Children of Richard and Sarah:

i. Peter Jones, born 11/17/1719 in Bristol Parish, VA.
1/8/1720, Peter baptized.

Children of Richard and Tabitha:

i. Mary Jones, born ? in VA.

ii. Ursula Jones ( 179), born ~1725 in VA.

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