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  • ID: I3179
  • Name: Edward HUGHES
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1650 in Virginia
  • Death: ABT 1715 in Henrico County, Virginia
  • Note:
    Descendants of Hughes in this area are involved in DNA surname projects at this time, so we should know more about this family soon. (11/25/2008)

    DNA update. Our Hughes line is proved to about 1715 to Thomas Hughes, Jr. Descendants of the two sons of Thomas Hughes, William and Moses, have been proved by dna to have a common ancestor.

    The citations at the end of these notes show that Edward Hughes, believed to be the father of Thomas Hughes, Sr., had property in Henrico County at Tuckahoe Creek, Hardings Branch, adjacent to the property of Thomas Harding. Thomas Hughes, Sr., married (2nd wife) Mary Giles Harding (widow of Thomas Harding). His first wife was probably Sarah Perkins. The Hughes, Hardings, Perkins, and Ellis families lived near each other in Henrico.

    Much information about this family is unknown, but Edward Hughes has appeared in the same records (such as the Quaker Monthly Meetings) as Robert and Sarah Hughes and Rees Hughes, Jr. As DNA results come in and some new information uncovered, we are finding more questions.

    COULD THIS BE OUR EDWARD HUGHES OF HENRICO COUNTY? BIRTHDATES DON'T MATCH BUT THIS NEEDS MORE CHECKING. . .
    England & Wales Christening Records, 1530-1906
    Name: Edward Hughes
    Gender: Male
    Birth Date: 26 Feb 1663
    Christening Place: Elton, Huntingdonshire, England
    Father's Name: Thomas Hughes
    Mother's Name: Mary
    Ancestry.com

    Could this be marriage record of our Edward?
    Name: Edward Hughes
    Gender: Male
    Spouse's Name: Mary Morton
    Marriage Date: 6 Nov 1692
    Marriage Place: Elton, Huntingdonshire, England
    Source Citation: Place: Elton, Huntingdonshire, England; Date Range: 1688 - 1722; Film Number: 1040982.

    A family of Mortons were in Henrico County. Other connections: John Morton-Joan Hughes; Thomas Morton-Elizabeth Woodson; Capt. John Morton- Mary Elizabeth Anderson; Elizabeth Morton-Capt.Jacob Woodson

    "Virginia Colonial Abstracts--Series 2, Vol. 6 Records of Prince George County, Virginia 1666-1719," abstracted and compiled by The Rev. Lindsay O. Duvall. Copyright 1978 by: The Rev. Silas Emmett Lucas, Jr., Southern Historical Press.

    "Cavaliers and Pioneers" by Nell Marion Nugent.
    "p.583. Mr. Thomas Wyn, 280 Acres, Jordans P(ar)ish & on the S. side of the Ja: Riv. Bounded: at the lower corner tree of Mr. John Wynns land -- to Balles Cr. --- along Maj. Poytheres line --- in Mr. Batts line. The sd. land was due by Trans. of 6 psons., 20 April 1687.

    ffrancis Hughes
    Jane Strangler
    Jno. Light
    Wm fforest
    Wm. Gawry
    Edw'd. Hughes"

    A connection of the Anderson family (Edward's wife Elizabeth was married to an Anderson). Frances Anderson of the same family married a Wynn . . . Edward Hughes headright of Wynn.

    From:
    VIRGINIA GLEANINGS IN ENGLAND

    "Pg 91/92 Owen Wyn, gent. Will 12 January 1609 proved 10 May 1611. To brother Lewys Wyn L50. To sister Catherine L 60. To sister Elizabeth L 60. To sister Gwin L 60. To sister Margaret L 60. To sister Marseley L 60. To sister Meddanny L 60. To brother John Wynn L 60. To foster brother Thomas ap Robert ap Evan L 20. To foster sister Gwellian L 20. To daughter Elizabeth Gwynn vppen Bridget Toye all landes I bought in Connystreets county of Hartford-shire [sic] and L 20. To Ann Thompson L 20. To cozen John Edwards L 60. To cozen Richard Hughes L 60. To cozen John Edwarde’s children L 100. To sister in law Eleanour verch John ap Robert that married my elder brother L 20. Executors cozens John Edwardes and Richard Hughes. I leave statutes and bonds for these legacies in hands of faithful cozen Richard Hughes. Of tenements left by my father as they fall out of lease, the first to foster brother Morgan ap Robert, second to his sister Gwenlian ap Robert and the rest to my poore sisters and brothers. Plate to cozens John Edwards and Richard Hughes. To brother Lewys Wyn all my adventure in Virginia. To Bridget Toy the mother of my base daughter L 20. To Elyzabeth verch Harry L 20. To sister in Lawe Rose Wynn, brother Rowland Wynn his wife L 10. To brother William Wyn his wife to be divided to his children begoten by him L 10. To all officers of the Kinges Butterye and Seller to every yeame (yeoman?) a ring of 20s. with my name Ingraven to come to my funeral if I dye within twenty miles of London. No Witnesses:"


    http://genforum.genealogy.com/anderson/messages/3881.html

    MR. ROBERT THOMPSON; 1230 acs., 29 Apr. 1693; p. 309; 390 acs. granted him, 25 Apr. 1688; in Henrico Co., in Varina Par; on S. side of James Riv., nigh Branch's Brooke; on Mr. Gower's line; to Walter Clatworthy &c. 390 acs. granted him 23 Apr. 1688; 688 acs. for Imp. of 17 pers. Edward Wise, Thomas Stanhop, Anne Hewett, Wm. Blast, Simon Ligon, Cornelious More, John Rockford, Fra. Mathews, John Day, Mary Spencer, Eliza. Turner, Wm. (or Vin.) Powell, Edward Hughs, John Alexander, John Mayne, William Holly, Jeffry Adams.

    Court Records with names of Edward Hughes, Elizabeth Skiffen, and other family:

    Charles City County Court Orders 1661-1664, page 373: Wm. House is charged with marrying Reynard Anderson & Elizabeth Skiffen without a license.

    Charles City County Court Orders 1687-1695, page 147. In Court 03/03/1690: Administration with will annexed granted to Elizabeth; relict of Rineer Anderson on her said husband's estate.

    Charles City County Court Orders 1687-1695, page 407: In Court 8/03/1692. Ordered that Edward Hughes (who married relict and executrix of will of Renald Anderson, dec'd) to bring to next court 20 shillings for execution of will.

    Charles City County Court Orders 1687-1695, page 557. In Court 2/04/1694: Mr. Robert Bolling and Maj. Thomas Chamberlain appear in court and enter as sureties for Edward Hughes that he will pay to the orphans of Renard Anderson such estate as belongs to them, whereof he is possessed as marrying the relict of Anderson.

    From Henrico Monthly Meeting, The Encyclopedia of Quaker Genealogy, Volume VI: 1699/1700, 12, 9. Edward Huyghs gave 500 lbs of tobacco toward the building of a new Meeting House at Curles.

    1704 VA Rent Rolls: Edw'd Hues, Norfolk County, 1,404 acres
    Edw'd Hughs, New Kent County, 200 acres

    1705 VA Rent Rolls
    Edw'd Hughs, Henrico County, 200 acres

    Are these two Edw'd Hues/Hughs the same? At first, we thought the Edward Hughes in Norfolk County was another Hughes line, possibly the same line that settled in the Northern Neck area. But the Edward Hughes in Norfolk County, Virginia, was also associated with a Harding/Hardin family. As of 2/26/2010, I am trying to find records for clues.

    1706/7, 12, 15. Edward Hughes ordered to remove obstacles that caused disturbances or he will be disowned.

    "Virginia Colonial Records, 1600s-1700s," "Virginia Colonial Abstracts, Volume III, York County, 1646-1648"
    p. 216 "The acco't of Joane Trotters payments in aliance of her husbands estate by Inventory pd Edw. Hughes 070 lb tob and caske."

    Southern Genealogies #1, 1600-1800s
    Historical Southern Families, Vol. I, Peterson and Thweatt of Prince George, Page 166
    p.444 " James Thweat & John Mayes assigned by the Justices, as Overseers for the Highways for Appomattox, 1/3/1692-93."
    p. 456 " Uppon the Compl't of James Thweat, Survey'r of the Highways of the lower precinct of Bristoll Parish, against Edward Hughes, 6/5/1693, for stopping upp the highway, threw the inhabitants on the south side of Baylies Runn, have been a long Wanted to pass to Church and the river. Ordered that the said Edward Hughes either leave a sufficient land for the highway affors'd, or otherwise........"

    "Henrico County, Virginia, Deeds 1677-1705," Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III, Richmond, Virginia, 1986

    James Gerrard of New Kent Co., planter, for 2700 lbs tobacco, to Edward Hughes of Henrico Co., a tract I bought of John Woodson, Sr., 1 Aug. 1697, bounded by Phil. Childers, said Hughes and Horners. 1 Feb. 1699
    Wit: Giles Webb, C. Evans
    Signed: James (IG) Garrard
    Recorded 1 Feb. 1699

    "Colonial Wills of Henrico County, Virginia, Part One 1654-1737," Abstracted and Compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III

    Edward Hughs(Hughes) witnessed the will of John Woodson, Jr., December 1, 1699. Also, witnessing the will: Matthew Payson, Nathan Jordan and Charles Evans. John Woodson mentioned his wife Mary, daughter Jane Woodson, sons Joseph Woodson, Samuel Tucker Woodson and Benjamin Woodson, brother John Pleasants and cousin John Woodson Sr, in his will. He also mentioned a Negro boy purchased from William Giles. Recorded May 1, 1700

    Phillemon Childers, Sr., of Henrico Co., for love & affection to my son Phillemon Childers, Jr., two tracts on north side of James River; one of 50 acres where said Phillemon, Jr. now lives, and the other of 250 acres, bounded by Col. William Randolph and Edward Hughes. 2 Aug. 1703
    Wit: George (X) Stewart, Joseph Pleasants
    Signed Phill. (O) Childers.
    Recorded 2 Aug. 1703.

    "Henrico County, Virginia, Deeds 1706-1737," Abstracted and compiled by Benjamin B. Weisiger, III

    Recorded 2 Aug. 1708, Henrico County, p. 104. Deed dated 31 July 1708 from Joseph Pleasants of Co. & Parish of Henrico, for L 50, to John Alldridge of New Kent Co., blacksmith, land in Henrico Parish on south side of Chickahominy Swamp, being plantation where John Bottom formerly dwelt, 500 acres, bounded by Meredith's old wading place, land of Thos. Cocke, Sr., dec'd; being land given to Joseph Pleasants by will of John Pleasants, Sr., but land was found to have relapsed and was granted to John Pleasants the younger by patent 6 June 1699, and by him sold to said Joseph 1 Aug. 1705. Wit: Edward Moseby, Phill. (P) Childers, Jr., Thos. Harris
    Signed: Joseph Pleasants, by her attorney Edward Hughes, relinquished her dower right. Same witnesses. Signed: Martha Pleasants

    Deed dated 7 Jan 1711-12 from Alice Watson of County & Parish of Henrico, for good will and affection to my sons John and Benjamin Watson, and for L10, Indian girls Jenny and Betty and other goods and Chattels. Dated 7 Jan. 1711/12
    Wit: Robert Rogers, Edward (EH) Hughes
    Signed: Alice () Watson

    Recorded 2 March 1712 Henrico County, p. 202; 24 Feb. 1712 from Edward Hughs of County & Parish of Henrico, planter, to Nowell Burton of same, for 5 shillings, land which said Edward purchased of the now John Woodson, who purchased it of Jno. Woodson, Sr., dec'd, by two deeds 1 Feb. 1699 and 1 Aug. 1697; bounded by Philemon Childers, path from Hughs to place called Horner's, 100 acres.
    Wit: Robert Slaws, Henry (H) Childers, Edward Goode, Edward (E) Matthews
    Signed: Edward (EH) Hughs

    WAS THERE ANOTHER HUGHES FAMILY IN NORFOLK COUNTY WITH SIMILAR NAMES?
    Norfolk County. 10-28-1697. Hugh Campbell, grantee. Description: 800 acres lying in the woods on the western side of the southern branch of Elizabeth River beg.g &c. a corner tree of Edward Hughs &c. to Crafords line.

    From Matthew Lundy at http://members3.boardhost.com/VACharlesCity/msg/236.html.)Nancy Kiser.
    Edward Hughes/Hughs brought James Lundy Sr and Sarah Sherrard to lower Charles City Co VA (later Prince George) as indentured servants c.1693. James and Sarah had an illegitimate child and she died before they could marry. James Lundy Sr. married Elizabeth Burchett, daughter of Edward and Mary Ann Burchett c.1700 after he gained his freedom.
    PLEASE NOTE: Some researchers believe there may have been two Edward Hughes, one who shown on 1704 rent rolls in Norfolk County and a second Edward Hughes on the rent rolls in Henrico County in 1705. This may be true, but the Hardings who were often associated with the Hughes were also in Norfolk County and they moved to Henrico.

    Note about the Quakers:
    "When a Quaker was reported as Walking Disorderly, it meant that they had been breaking the rules, it was also sometimes referred to as Disorderly Conduct. Examples of this might be attending a non-Quaker church service, drinking alcohol in public, or a very common one weith Young People courting a non-Quaker. Amongst "Plain Quakers" it could also be for dancing or singing, or wearing brightly coloured clothing. Not very serious these days but at the time, of sufficient importance to be disunited if they did not cease the activity and repent." Posted by "Debra" on Quaker Genforum in 2005.

    CITATIONS, SOME POSSIBLY POSTED BEFORE, SHOWING ALLIANCES WITH PEOPLE NEAR TUCKAHOE CREEK

    Henrico County, Virginia Deeds Benjamin B. Weisiger, III (3 volumes)

    James Gerrard of New Kent Co., planter, for 2700 lbs tobacco, to Edward Hughes of Henrico Co., a tract I bought of John Woodson, Sr., 1 Aug. 1697, bounded by Phil. Childers, said Hughes and Horners. 1 Feb. 1699
    Wit: Giles Webb, C. Evans
    Signed: James (IG) Garrard
    Recorded 1 Feb. 1699
    Edward Hughes bought land beside land he already owned in Henrico.

    p. 169 Will of John Woodson, Jr.
    Edward Hughs witnessed will, along with Matthew Payson, Nathan Jordan, Charles Evans
    1 May 1700

    Phillemon Childers, Sr., of Henrico Co., for love & affection to my son Phillemon Childers, Jr., two tracts on north side of James River; one of 50 acres where said Phillemon, Jr. now lives, and the other of 250 acres, bounded by Col. William Randolph and Edward Hughes. 2 Aug. 1703
    Wit: George (X) Stewart, Joseph Pleasants
    Signed Phill. (O) Childers.
    Recorded 2 Aug. 1703.

    p. 202 24 Feb. 1712 Edward Hughs of County & Parish of Henrico, planter, to Nowel Burton of same, for 5 shillings, land which said Edward purchased of the now John Woodson, who purchased it of Jno. Woodson, Sr., dec'd, by two deeds 1 Feb. 1699 and 1 Aug. 1697; bounded by Philemon Childers, path from Hughs to place called Horner's, 100 acres.
    Wit: Robert Blaws, Henry (H) Childers, Edward Goode, Edward (E) Matthews
    Signed: Edward (EH) Hughs
    Recorded 1 March 1712
    This shows Edward Hughs, planter, of Henrico, sold 100 acres to Nowel Burton for 5 shillings. Edward Hughs purchased this land from John Woodson and may have been land he originally owned before a second purchase in 1703.

    p.249 1 April 1718 Thomas Williamson of Varina Parish, Henrico Co., to Edmond Allen of Wilmington Parish, James City Co., for L30, 200 acres on south side of Chickahominy Swamp, bounded by Richard Woodson, Nowel Burton and Thomas Harding, witnesses. Signed: Thos. (TW) Williamson
    Susanna, wife of Williamson, relinquished her dower right
    In 1718 Nowell Burton and Thomas Harding still neighbors.

    p. 154 1 Dec. 1727 Nicholas Cox of St. James Parish, Henrico Co., to Robert Hardwick of same, for 3000 lbs tobacco, 300 acres on north side of James River in St. James Parish, bounded by Thomas Harding.
    Wit: Thos. Randolph, Thos. Collins, Thos. Minson
    Signed: Nicholas (N) Cox
    Recorded 4 Dec. 1727
    Robert Hardwick purchased land from Nicholas Cox in 1727. Land on north side of James River, bounded by Thomas Harding. Thomas Harding still living in Dec. 1727.

    p. 551 4 May 1736 Robert Hartwick of Henrico Co. to John North of same, for L6, 20 acres, next to Thomas Harding, dec'd.
    Wit. Wm Street, Thomas Bootwright, Benoi Bootwright
    Signed: Robert (R) Hardwick
    Recorded 7 June 1736
    Robert Hartwick sells 20 acres next to estate of Thomas Harding, deceased, by 4 May 1736. This means Thomas Hughes, Sr., and Mary Harding were married probably between 1727-1736.

    ?p. 562 23 May 1736 Thomas Boatright of County & Parish of Henrico, to William Laffoon of same, for L30, 322 acres on branches of Tuckahoe Creek, granted by patent to said Thomas, and is tract that said Thomas now lives on, bounded by Robert Hardwick, William Street, and George Chambers.
    Wit: William Street, John North, Robert Hardwick
    Signed: Thomas Boatright, Margret (+) Boatright
    Recorded 1st Mon. in July 1736
    This shows Robert Hardwick lived on branches of Tuckahoe Creek

    p. 281 6 July 1747 Nathaniel Vandevall, Executor of will of Robert Hardwick, dec'd, to Thomas Hughes of County & Parish of Henrico, for L23/15, plantation of 150 acres where said Robert Hardwick, dec'd, lately did dwell.
    Wit: And. Barclay, Sam'l Gleadow, William Smith
    Signed: Nath'l Vandewall
    Recorded 1st Mon. July 1747
    Robert Hardwick, dec'd. Thomas Hughes (Sr.) purchased 150 acres where Robert Hardwick "lately did dwell."

    p.334 1 Jan. 1747 Thomas Hughes of County & Parish of Henrico, to John Jude of James City Co., for L 55, land on north side of James River where said Hughes now lives, which he purchased of Daniel Marrow, the deed for which was made by Nathaniel Vandewall, Executors of Robert Hardwick, dec'd.
    Wit: William Dowsing, Thomas Hughes, Jr., Edward (x) Willis, Giles Letcher.
    Signed: Thomas Hughes
    Recorded 1st Mon. Jan. 1747
    Thomas Hughes, Jr., was probably at least 21 years old at the time he witnessed this document, which puts his birthdate to at least 1726. We think he was born about 1715.

    p.335 Thomas Hughes and Mary his wife, of County & Parish of Henrico, having right of dower in land which belonged to Thomas Harding, dec'd, in Henrico Parish on a branch of Tuckahoe Creek called Hardings branch, which Thomas Harding gave his two sons Thomas Harding and William Harding, we, for L17/10 sell to William Harding all our right in said land 8 Oct. 1747
    Wit: Wm Street, Thomas Finton, Charles Ellis, Thomas Ellis
    Signed: Thomas Hughes, Mary (M) Hughes
    Recorded 1st Mon. in Jan. 1747
    This indicates where the Thomas Harding property was located.








    Father: Rees HUGHES , Sr. b: ABT 1625
    Mother: UNKNOWN

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth SKIFFEN b: ABT 1642
    • Married: ABT 1685
    Children
    1. Has Children Thomas HUGHES b: ABT 1685 in Virginia

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    Thanks to Nancy Kiser for her research on the Phillips family. I am very grateful also to Dorothy Mullinax, Warren Atkinson, Maria Gilligan, Charline Hull, Dave Eastep, Vince Hughes, Suzanne Painter, Kitty Anderson, Forrest Mullins, my aunt Phyllis Rhoades, and many other family researchers. This Family Tree is definitely a "work in progress." I have made a few "assumptions." Please double check all information.

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