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Friday, April 9, 2010

Bond 3724 Smithwick-Windley

3724. Hugh Smithwick & 3725. Elizabeth Windley [England, NC]

1620, Hugh born in Parish of Harborne, co. Stafford, England. [The manors of Horborne & Smithwick were in co. Stafford.]
Bef. 1627 Elizabeth born in England, d/o 7450. Robert Windley & 7451. Elizabeth Rasher.
8/7/1635, Hugh came to VA from London on the ship the Globe. (S) 1669 petition of sons.
5/23/1642, William Eyres grant was for transporting 15 persons to the colonies, including Francis Speight, … and Hugh Smithwicke.
~1646 in Albemarle Co., Hugh married Elizabeth. [Now Northeastern NC, on the border of VA.]
By 1669, Hugh moved to the Edenton Bay, NC, and settled on Mattacomack Creek, today called Queen Ann’s Creek. [Virginia planters in pursuit of rich tobacco land began moving into the northeastern NC in the 1650s. By 1663 these early settlers had attracted attention in England. A group of English courtiers saw an opportunity to colonize this area. They sought and received a land grant from King Charles II, which created the Carolinas. This made Hugh Smithwick and his family one of the first permanent white settlers in NC.
1674, Hugh died in Albemarle Co., NC. (S) Shaftesbury Precinct court: “Ordered that Mr. Hugh Smithwick’s will be proved in Shaftesbury Precinct with all convenient speed...”.
7/31/1688, Elizabeth “Smithwick” and son Edward witnessed the will of her brother Robert Windley.
Aft. 5/25/1694, Elizabeth died in Edenton, Albemarle Co., NC. [Albarmarle dissolved in 1739.]

Family notes:
• Samuel Smithwick also lived on “Smithwick’s Creek” with Edward. (S) NC PB3, P102.
• 1614, Henry Smithwicke, salter of London, left a will.

Children of Hugh and Elizabeth:

i. Edward Smithwick ( 1862), born 1647 in Virginia.

ii. John Smithwick, born 1669.
1669, Brothers Edward and John made a petition in which they: “stated their father Hugh Smithwick came into this country about 35 years since...".
John married Hanna Kent, d/o Thomas & Ann.
1696, John Smithwick will: wife named Hannah, daughter Sary. (S) NC State Archives.
1696, John died in Bath Co., NC.
Bef. 8/15/1698, Hannah married Farnefold Green.
1714, Farnifold Green killed during a Tuscarora Indian raid on his plantation.
1715, Hannah married Richard Graves.
1730, Richard died.
Hannah married George Linnington.
Sarah Smithwick, born ?.