Sunday, April 4, 2010

Bond 934 Edwards

934. John Edwards & 935. Dorcas ? [NC]

1675 John born in Isle of Wight, VA; s/o 1868. John Edwards & 1869. Ann Wright.
~1680, Dorcas born.
11/1712, Thomas Jones of Chowan Prect … to John Edwards of ye same Prect this … for a competent sum 200 acres … on the north side of Turkey swamp … near a place called Horse Springs …
1/1713, John witnessed a deed of Jacob Hardy of Chowan prct. to Thomas Ball.
4/19/1714, John Edwards of Chowan Prect and Dorcas his wife to … 40 pounds 300 acres more or less in Cushoke joining Robert West and ye Miery Branch all houses, orchards, gardens etc bind myself in ye penall sum of 80 pounds.
8/30/1714, John 150 acres in Chowan prct. “on ye W. side of Kesiah River, joining John Hardy … and ye meander of ye River. (S) NC PB1, P242.
7/18/1715, Deed of William Jones to Martin Gardner of Chowan prct. … adjoining John Edwards … witnessed by John Edwards.
4/28/1716, John Edwards Sr of Chowan Prect and Dorcas his wife to Edward Moore of Chowan Prect 10 pounds good and lawfull money 150 acres on the west side of Kesiah River joining John Hardy ( 632) and the river …
8/15/1716, Dorcas Edwards of Chowan Prect to Samuel Edmunds letter of attorney to acknowledge a parcel of land to Edward Moore.
1717, John appointed in 1717 to help lay out a road from New Market over the head of Kasiah to Sandy Point at ye mouth of Salmon Creek.
7/8/1718, John Edwards of Chowan Prect and Dorcas my wife to James Roberts our son-in-law and Cordelia his wife 320 acres joining John Byrd, and the swamp all houses Gardains etc.
7/16/1718, John Edwards attorney for John Edwards and Dorcas his wife ack land to Richard Fryer and another conveyance to James Roberts [who married Cordelia]. (S) Chowan 1696-1723 Deed Abstracts, PP38-40.
1/9/1719, List of freeholders living between Salmon Creek & the Cachy River included John Edwards & John Edwards Jr.
4/6/1719, John witnessed a deed of Edmund Pierce of Bath to John Walker of Albemarle Co.
5/27/1719, John cited in depositions of estate of Thomas Gates. (S) NC Exec. Council Minutes.
7/6/1719, John made oath on the will of Thomas Lee.
9/2/1720, John witnessed a deed of Nathaniel Everitt.
4/17/1721, John Williams of the Province of NC, Planter to John Edwards of Albemarle Co., Planter, power of attorney to acknowledge a deed of gift to my son.
5/28/1722, John Edwards Sr and Dorcas my wife to John Edwards Jr our Dear and well-beloved son, Assignment of land purchased of Samuel Edmonds 16 Apr 1716. Wit: Edward Moore, James Roberts.
By 1730 Dorcas had died and John married 2nd Mary ?.
5/8/1731, John appointed JOP of Bertie Co. (S) NC Exec. Council Minutes.
10/23/1736 in Bertie Co., John Edwards & wife Mary to John Edwards Jr all plantations, slaves and personal possessions.
Bef. 8/5/1742 John died. “John Moor, blacksmith, to John Edwards. August 5, 1742. 100 Pounds for 100 Acres on Eastermost part of a plantation formerly belonging to John Edwards Dec’d. …”. (S) Bertie Co., DB-F, P385.

Children of John and Dorcas:

i. John Edwards Junr., born ~1696 in NC.
[John married in order: Zilpha Blount, Elizabeth Rice, Mary Madock.]
1/9/1719, List of freeholders living between Salmon Creek & the Cachy River included John Edwards & John Edwards Jr.
8/10/1720, John 220 acres in Chowan prct. on the South side of Rocquiss percoson, joining the percoson by Reedy Branch. (S) NC PB3, P22.
4/17/1721, James Castellow of Chowan Prect, Planter to John Edwards, Jr.
5/28/1722, John Edwards Sr and Dorcas my wife to John Edwards Jr our Dear and well-beloved son, Assignment of land ….
1722, Mr. John Edwards appointed Vestryman of South-West Parish of Chowan “that lies near the south Shore”. (S) The State Records of NC, Chap 7, P182.
5/14/1723, Martin Gardiner & wife Anne to John Edwards, Jun. 5 pds. for 100 acres on the west side of Cushy Swamp.
10/23/1736 in Bertie Co., John Edwards & wife Mary to John Edwards Jr all plantations, slaves and personal possessions.
8/5/1742, John Moor, blacksmith, to John Edwards. (S) Bertie Co., DB-F, P385.
8/11/1743, Edw Howcutt of Beaufort to John Edwards 340 acres of Bertie Co land located on Rocky Swamp.

ii. Cordelia Edwards ( 467), born ~1700 in NC.

iii. Mary Edwards, born ~1702 in NC.

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