Name: William IRBY , Dr.
Birth: ABT 1640 in England
For information about the Irby family, consult Judy Patrick The Irbys are in her family, not mine. We are cousins through another family line.
From the article written for THE GAZETTE-VIRGINIAN, South Boston, Va., Wed., Aug. 2, 2000 Eleven
By Faye Royster Tuck
WILLIAM IRBY, born circa 1640 in England, probably London, was one of the first Irbys to come to Virginia. In June of 1665 in Charles City County court there had been an encounter between CAPTAIN EDWARD HILL who was not liked and DR. WILLIAM IRBY, both of Charles City Co. The encounter had to do with DR. IRBY going to see a child who was very ill, near death, and a horse that belonged to DR. IRBY.
JOHN ROCHIE alias JOHN ROYSTER born 1639 iin London, England, in parish St. Christopher Le Stock, gave a deposition in court about this encounter, Royster said, "Words were passed between DR. IRBY and CAPTAIN HILL and IRBY called for his sword and ROYSTER said he took hold of the sword and told him to be civil. IRBY answered that he would not be uncivil but only to defend his horse."
Many depositions were made in this court case. It is the one of the few court cases that have survived because Charles City County was a burned county. During the Civil War the Yankees went into the courthouse and took the books and loose papers and burned them. DR. WILLIAM IRBY'S children were DR. WILLIAM IRBY, JR., DR. JOSHUA IRBY AND DR. EDMUND IRBY.
DR. JOSHUA IRBY, born circa 1670, Charles City Co., married Oct. 28, 1694 to ELIZABETH JANE LUDSON. His will was probated 1746 in Henrico Co. His children were SARAH IRBY m. GEORGE WORSHAM, JOHN IRBY, MARY IRBY m. DEWBERRY, PETER IRBY m. ELIZABETH COOKE and lived in Pittsylvania Co., PENALOPE m. PARROTT, JOSHUA IRBY II m. MARY BLYTH and lived in Prince George Co., and Charlotte Co., ELIZABETH IRBY m. JOSEPH MOICKEY, WILLIAM m. MARY GREEN and ANTHONY IRBY, born circa 1709 lived in Halifax Co.
ANTHONY, the above son, had land in Henrico, Brunswick, Chesterfield and Amelia Co. In 1764 he got land on the Banister River and Brush Creek in Halifax Co. In 1740 PETER IRBY, CHARLES IRBY, ANTHONY IRBY and JOHN IRBY were all in Amelia County.
In the will of DR. JOSHUA IRBY, ANTHONY IRBY'S father, he left to his grandson, EDMUND, son of ANTHONY 200 acres at the lower end of his land, beginning at the river and bounded by CAPTAIN HENRY ANDERSON and Cedar Creek. "If he dies (Edmund his grandson) the land to go to his sister, WILMOUTH IRBY."
EDMUND IRBY married circa 1763 to MARY MORGAN, daughter of SAMUEL MORGAN, SR. of Amelia Co. In SAMUEL MORGAN'S will, probated 1770, he named his wife MARY and his sons, WILLIAM, SIMON, JOHN, SAMUEL and daughters ANNIE ELLINGTON, MARY IRBY, ANN NEAL, RIDLEY MORGAN and ELIZABETH HUDDLESTONE.
The children of EDMUND IRBY and MARY MORGAN were EDMUND IRBY, JR., born 1765 d. Aug. 9, 1853, Halifax Co. He married Rebecca Williams, daughter of LUKE WILLIAMS who died and left five children; SAMUEL T. IRBY m. MARY, he was killed in the Civil War; TABITHA IRBY; WILMOUTH (WILLIE) wife of JOHN BARKSDALE; SALLIE m. ED ROBERTSON; NANCY IRBY m. JOSEPH CHAPMAN and moved to Georgia.
SAMUEL IRBY, b. 1770 d. 1838, m. NANCY STEWART. SAMUEL died intestate in Halifax Co. and left eight children: WILLIAM MORGAN IRBY, JOHN S. IRBY, SAMUEL JENKINS IRBY, JUNE ADAMS, NANCY BROWDER, ELIZ wife of E. C. SMITH, MARY IRBY, AILSEY IRBY. They said JANE ADAMS died and left GEORGE, GILES, CHARLES and NANCY ADAMS. GEORGE ADAMS left a daughter who married a BLANKS and resided in Tenn.
JARROTT IRBY, born 1772 on the Roanoke River, died 1862 in Halifax Co. The chancery suit that ended in June 17, 1881, concerned the estate of JARROTT IRBY and it named all his brothers and sisters.
WILLIAM IRBY, born 1774, m. ANN WILLIAMS, daughter of LUKE WILLIAMS of Pittsylvania Co. He died leaving two children. MARY IRBY who died leaving ANN the wife of J. C. ANDERSON, LUCY IRBY, wife of REUBEN RAGSDALE.
ANTHONY IRBY died leaving MARK IRBY, TARPLEY J. IRBY, NANCY wife of CHARLES ADAMS and ELIZABETH FARMER who married JOHN S. FARMER July 27, 1854.
CATHERINE IRBY SAMPSON died leaving DENNIS MORGAN SAMPSON and STEPHEN SAMPSON who lived in Georgia.
ELIZABETH IRBY SIMPSON died leaving no husband or children.
WILMOUTH IRBY MARLER had five children: MARY, NANCY, SALLY, JOHN and SAMUEL. MARY MARLER had six children, all who died, but SALLIE AMBROSE and JUDITH ELLIOTT born 1828.
SAMUEL IRBY and NANCY STEWART had a son named SAMUEL JENKINS IRBY, born August 24, 1807, died March 7, 1890 in Halifax Co. He was a stone mason and planter. He married AVARILLA ASHBY on April 24, 1838.
Children of SAMUEL JENKINS IRBY were: SUSAN ANN IRBY b. October 2, 1839, d. October 4, 1901; JUDITH C. IRBY b. July 15, 1840, died September 25, 1915; ALEXANDER C. IRBY b. 1843 died May 15, 1862, as a Confederate soldier in Gloucester Co.; JANE ADAMS IRBY b. November 16, 1844, d. April 18, 1824, m. JOHN JAMES HUDSON; CLARISSA J. IRBY b. February 7, 1847, died July 17, 1937; AMANDA F. IRBY b. June 28, 1849, d. June 18, 1936 m. JAMES J. SPARROW; AMERICA M. IRBY; CHARLES MORGAN IRBY, born 1853; CHARLES MORGAN IRBY b. March 28, 1853, d. March 11, 1925, m. December 23, 1879 LEVENIA HOMES HENDERSON, b. December 1, 1858, d. April 6, 1933; buried at Hunting Creek Church Cemetery.
CHARLES MELVIN IRBY, born April 28, 1881, d. December 7, 1971, married MARION CHRISTINE ANDERSON, b. June 8, 1884, d. September 10, 1950.
- William IRBY , Jr
- Edmund IRBY , Dr.
- Joshua IRBY , Dr. b: ABT 1670 in Charles City Co. VA