Name: William (Sr) Batte
Given Name: William (Sr)
Birth: 1678 in Charles City, VA
Death: 1754 in Prince George, VA 1
William Batte Sr., the son of Capt. Henry Batte and Mary Lo und, married Mary Stratton [7046.2.4.2] in August 1704 acco rding to the St. John’s Parish Register. His marriage licen se was recorded in Henrico County in May 1704. Mary was t he sister of Edward Stratton III [7046.2.4.4] who married A nne Batte [1762.3]. In 1704 the year he married, William wa s paying quit rents on 750 acres in Prince George County . On 14 May 1728, William bought 40 acres on the south si de of Baileys Run in Bristol Parish from Edward Mitchell an d his wife, Margaret. The deed excluded the Mitchell famil y burying ground.
William Batte of Prince George County obtained four land pa tents of 740 acres in Isle of Wight County: 250 acres in 17 15 , 170 acres in 1719 , 150 acres in 1723 , and 170 acr es in1732.
On 17 September 1731, Batte obtained a patent to 200 acre s in Prince George County on the north side of the Littl e Nottoway River above Peterson’sRun. When they created Ame lia County in 1735 this land fell in the new county.In 173 7 he was farming his land on the Little Nottoway River in A melia County with slaves Roger, Cate, and Boatswain. On 8 A ugust 1735, William registered his livestock mark at the Am elia County court house. He marked his hogs with a crop o n their left ear and with cut tails. His black cattle ha d a crop on the left ear. Livestock marks helped to identif y freely roaming cattle or hogs.
We know little about William Batte and his family because o f the substantial destruction of Prince George County recor ds. He was evidently a prominent citizen for, in 1737-38, h e was twice foreman of a grand jury and often the foreman o f a civil jury. As they called him Mr. William Batte he wa s evidently of above average social standing.
On 17 November 1738, John Donen, John McKee, and two slaves , Sam and Phil, stole a young steer and hog belonging to Wi lliam Batte. One of “His Majesty’s Justices” apprehended Do nen and jailed him. Though Donen denied the allegations, th e court kept him and McKee, an accessory, in jail until the y could make a £25 bail. Sam and Phil received twenty-fiv e lashes on their bare backs at the whipping post. Batte la ter brought debt cases against the two white defendants bu t the court dismissed them.
The Bristol Parish vestry appointed William Batte and Mile s Thweatt to procession land in part of the parish. When th ey went to mark the boundary between property belonging t o Batte and Samuel Jordan a dispute arose. William Stark , a churchwarden, asked the Prince George County court to o rder the county surveyor and a jury to settle the differenc es.
William died in Prince George County, Virginia (will date d 9 Dec. 1754, recorded 11 Jan. 1755). His wife was alread y dead.
Father: Henry (Capt) Batte b: 1642 in Okewell Hall, Birstall, Yorkshire, England
Mother: Mary Lound b: Abt 1650-1655 in Yorkshire , England
Mary Stratton b: Abt 1685
in St. John' VAHenrico, Va
- Change Date:
19 Jan 2014
- John Batte
- Anne Batte
- Henry (Sr) Batte
- Sarah Batte b: Abt 1705
- William Batte b: 1701
- Thomas Batte b: 3 Aug 1720
- Robert Batte b: 16 Oct 1727
- Abbrev: Morrison, Jennifer
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