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  • ID: I2332
  • Name: John PERSON
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1660 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
  • Death: 1738 in Surry County, Virginia, United States
  • Note:
    From file of Mark Freeman

    John Person, Jr. and his father were Loyalists, and received several grants of land in lower Surry Co., VA. He also received land in Brunswick County. The family were members of the Church of England.

    Quaker records show he married Mary Partridge on 10 Mar 1692 (she was likely of that faith). Her name was spelled Mary Partredge in one list. Miles White, Jr.'s "Early Quaker Records in Virginia" pp. 13-14 : "John Persons ye sonn of John Persons in ye county of Isleaweight And Mary Patredg the daughter of Thomas Patredg in ye county of Sirry did publish there marriage at a meeting of frends in Richard Ratlifes howse in ye county afore sd on ye tenth day of ye tenth month last And coming before the meeting the second time in Thos Jordans howse at Chucatuck on ye Eleventh day of ye twelft month last they did publish there Marriage againe and were married in Thomas Tookes howse in ye Isle a weight County on this tenth day of the first month in ye year 1691/2.." There follows a list of 23 present. The Quaker wedding recorded just previous to this took place at William Cook's house, so it appears possible that John II's mother, Frances Cook, may have been a Quaker.

    He later married Sarah [unknown], sometimes shown as Cooke or Glover. Sarah preceded him in death. She made a renunciation of his will 20 Sep 1738 (Surry Co.). His lengthy will names wife Sarah, sons John, Thomas, Francis, Joseph, Benjamin, Samuel, William, Jacob, a grandson Joseph Tuke, and grand-daughter Averelah Tuke, daughers Mary and Elizabeth.

    Thanks to Mr. George Fields Whatley of Pensacola, FL.

    "Although twice married John Person's first wife, Mary (Partridge) Person, was the mother of his seven children" - Barbara Roach Knox

    On 10 April 1665, at about the age of 5, he received a deed of gift from his Cook grandparents and William Miles, who owned land in conjunction with them, for 100 acres. Clerk of Isle of Wight Circuit Court, Isle of Wight Co., VA, Will and Deed book 1, pp. 41-42. Later he received 8 land patents. Altogether it appears that he acquired approximately 4000 acres in Isle of Wight and Surry.
    On 20 April 1684, he received 2 grants in Surry Co.: 290 acres for transporting 6 people, and 740 acres for transporting 15 people. Nell Marion Nugent, Cavaliers and Pioneers, vol. 2, p. 278.
    On 17 Dec 1717, he was granted 76 acres for services performed toward making the new settlement for the Saponi Indians at Christianna, his grant being in Isle of Wight Co., north of the Meherrin River, and part of the former Indian tract.
    On 18 Feb 1722, he received two grants: 130 acres and 100 acres on the south side of the Merherrin in Isle of Wight.
    On 17 Feb 1731 he was mentioned again - 100 acres plus an additional 700, part wast land.
    On 27 Feb 1734 he received 330 acres on the southside of the Meherrin, on Fountain's Creek in Brunswick. Nugent, Vol. 3, p. 409.
    On 5 June 1736 he received 1375 acres in Surry, north of Blackwater Swamp on sw side of Johnschawcon Swamp.

    He was recorded as having been a verstryman at St. Luke's CHurch, sometimes called Old Brick Church, 10 miles from Smithfield, in Isle of Wight Co., VA. The abstracted minutes of the 20 April 1731 meeting of the vestry of Newport Parish (of which St. Lukes was a part) contains the line "Mr. John Person be summoned to the next vestry." At the 25 Aug 1731 meeting, he is listed as one of the vestrymen present, and a line says, "John Person sworn in as Vestryman." At the 28 Mar 1733 meeting the quote it "Maj. John Davis and Mr. John Parsons be Sworn Churchwardens."

    John left a detailed will dated 8 Aug 1721, prob. 21 Mar 1738, Surry Co., VA Will Book 1738-1754 p. 50.

    Father: John PERSON b: ABT 1630 in Somersetshire, England, United Kingdom
    Mother: Frances COOKE b: ABT 1635 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom

    Marriage 1 Mary PARTRIDGE b: 1670 in Sussex County, Virginia, United States
    • Married: 10 MAR 1692 in Chuckatuck, Isle of Wight County, Virginia, US 1 1
    1. Has No Children John PERSON b: ABT 1693 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
    2. Has Children Francis PERSON b: ABT 1697 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
    3. Has No Children Thomas PERSON b: ABT 1694 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
    4. Has No Children Joseph PERSON b: ABT 1699 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
    5. Has No Children William PERSON b: ABT 1700
    6. Has No Children Benjamin PERSON b: ABT 1702 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
    7. Has No Children Samuel PERSON b: ABT 1704 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
    8. Has No Children Jacob PERSON b: ABT 1706 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States
    9. Has No Children Mary PERSON b: ABT 1709 in Albemarle Parish, Isle of Wight County, Virgnia, United States
    10. Has No Children Elizabeth PERSON b: ABT 1710 in Isle of Wight County, Virginia, United States

    1. Author: Edmund West, comp.
      Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records
      Publication: Name: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Operations Inc, 2000.;

      Page: Birth year: 1670; Birth city: Surry; Birth state: VA.
      Text: Birth date: 1670
      Birth place: Surry, VA
      Death date: 8 August 1721
      Death place: VA
      Marriage date: 10 January 1692
      Marriage place: VA
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