Saturday, April 10, 2010

Box 2830

2830. John Batchelder {VA}


John [likely] born in co. Norfolk, England. (S) See Family notes.
12/4/1685, John died in Middlesex Co., VA.
(S) Will of Mary Head – see family notes. (S) Encyclopedia of VA Bio., 1915, P69.

Family notes:
• A “John Batchelder” also immigrated to Middlesex, MA at this time, marrying Sarah Goodell.
• Mary Head , widow, of Middlesex Co. , will of; Gives to her grandchild John Batchelder a table, kittle and hooks, the ring arms. Gives to her daughter-in-law Sarah Batchelder a gown and pettycoat, and also gives her a hhd of Tobacco on condition that she will allow the testatrix grandchildren John Davis , Sarah Davis and William Davis to remain on the plantation until sd. John Davis comes of age. Leaves to her sd. grandchildren John, Sarah & William Davis for their support until the said John Davis comes of age her two negroes and all the remainder of her estate, and when sd. John Davis comes of age she gives him this aforesaid estate provided he will pay to the sd. Sarah Davis and William Davis their full part of all the estate left to them by their father John Davis , decd. Gives to Rebecca Murry a suit of testator’s clothes, that is a gown and pettycoat, and two chairs. Gives to Ann Thacker a gown and pettycoat. Gives to Alexander Murry 10 shillings to buy a ring and sermon book. Gives to Edwin Thacker 10 shillings to buy a ring. Executor grandson John Davis , and appoints aforesaid Alexander Murry and Edwin Thacker overseers of this will to cause the same to be performed. Wit. Thomas Burton, Mary Lyall, Edwin Thacker . Nov. 7, 1698.
• John Batchelder , of Middlesex Co. , Will of; Gives to his son James Batchelder , his longest gun. Lends to his wife during her widowhood a negro woman named Mandy and her increase, and after it to go to his sd. son James Batchelder . Lends to his wife, a negro child named Cato , until testators daughter Jemima comes to lawful age or marries, then to be the property of sd. Jemima . Gives to his wife his riding horse, to Peter Lee , his small gun for the twenty shillings the testator owes him. Lends to his wife his moveable estate during her Widowhood, and then to be equally divided between his son and daughter before named. Executrix, his loving wife, executor, trusty friend Thomas Chowing . Wit. John Alldin , Wm. Batchelder , Wm. Rice . Presented in Court by Thomas Chowing [No. 706], surviving executor therein named who relinquished his right of executing.
• Diocese of Norwich, Probate Inventories, Inventories exhibited in the year from 26th March 1665: “Batchelder, Thomas, Hardley, N., yeoman”. (S) UK National Archives.
• Diocese of Norwich, Probate Inventories, Inventories exhibited in the year from 26th March 1666: “Batchelder, Robert, Hickling, N.”. (S) UK National Archives.
• 1783, Will of “John Batchelder of Hardley”; Norfolk. (S) UK National Archives.

Children of John and ?:

i. John Batchelder, born ? in VA.
John married Catherine ?.
11/20/1719, John wrote his will – see Family notes.
9/30/1720, Catherine testatrix for the will of Sarah Batchelder.
Children:
John Batchelder, born ? in VA.
11/7/1698, John named in the will of his grandmother Mary Head.
[If correct – he died before his father.]
James Batchelder, born ? in VA.
Jemima Batchelder, born ? in VA.

ii. Sarah Batchelder ( 1415), born ~1665 in Middlesex Co., VA.

iii. William Batchelder, born ~1670 in Middlesex Co., VA.
William married Sarah ?.
9/30/1720, widow Sarah wrote her will, Catherine, widow of John testatrix.
Children:
William Batchelder, born 7/26/1691 in VA. (S) Christ Church Parish Reg.
4/11/1720, he married Elizabeth Watts.
4/1727 he died.
Samuel Batchelder, born ? in VA.
James Batchelder, born ? in VA.

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