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Selected Families and Individuals

Source Citations


William Welch

1John K. Gett, Virginia, Fauquier County 1759-1854 Marriage Bonds. "Know all men by these presents that one William Welch, Thomas Pope and Waugh Darnall are held and firmly bound to our Sovereign Lord King George the third in the Sum of Fifty pounds to the paiment whereof well and truly to be made to our said Lord the King his Heirs and successors we bind ourselves our heirs ( & son & aomors) jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our Seals and dated this 25th February 1762.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage intended to be solemnized between William Welch and Alice Settle Non if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said intended Marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in Force
Sealed & delivered                      William Welch
in presence of                              Thos. Pope
FBrooke                                       Waugh Darnall."


Alice Settle

1John K. Gett, Virginia, Fauquier County 1759-1854 Marriage Bonds. "Know all men by these presents that one William Welch, Thomas Pope and Waugh Darnall are held and firmly bound to our Sovereign Lord King George the third in the Sum of Fifty pounds to the paiment whereof well and truly to be made to our said Lord the King his Heirs and successors we bind ourselves our heirs ( & son & aomors) jointly and severally firmly by these presents. Sealed with our Seals and dated this 25th February 1762.

The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage intended to be solemnized between William Welch and Alice Settle Non if there is no lawful cause to obstruct the said intended Marriage then the above obligation to be void or else to remain in Force
Sealed & delivered                      William Welch
in presence of                              Thos. Pope
FBrooke                                       Waugh Darnall."


Walter Stewart Carter

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32418087. "From the
Florence Morning News - Florence, SC
Sunday, December 1, 1946:

Walter S. Carter Dies Suddenly at Timmonsville

Timmonsville, Nov. 30 - Funeral services for Walter Stewart Carter, 65, who died suddenly while driving his truck near the Atlantic Coast Line depot here Saturday afternoon will be held Monday at 11 o'clock in the Timmonsville Baptist church conducted by the Rev. W. B. Garrison. Interment will follow in Byrd cemetery.

Mr. Carter was the agent in Timmonsville for 38 years, retiring in 1943 because of bad health. He was also a prominent farmer, a member of the Elks and the Timmonsville Baptist church.

He is survived by his widow, the former Susie Rice of Center Cross, Va.; two sons, W. S. Carter, Jr., of Timmonsville and Columbia, and Howard Carter of Timmonsville; one grandson, Howard Carter, Jr.; three sisters, Mrs. Richard Yellott of Benson, Ariz., Mrs. C. T. Byrd of Florence, Mrs. Roy Crosby of Charleston; three brothers, Dr. J. T. Carter of Spartanburg, Roy E. Carter of Florence and Clyde Carter of Cope.
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Note: Howard Carter, listed as a son in Walter's obituary notice, was his nephew and "adopted" son." Image.


Susan Govan Rice

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32418147. "Daughter of George Webb Rice and Katherine "Kate" Garnett Fauntleroy Rice

Married Walter Stewart Carter about 1915
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From the
Florence Morning News - Florence, SC
Saturday, December 13, 1952:

Mrs. W. S. Carter

TIMMONSVILLE, Dec. 12 - Mrs. Walter S. Carter of Timmonsville died this morning in a Florence hospital after a long illness. She was 64.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 p.m. today in the Timmonsville Baptist Church with the Rev. R. H. McKinnon officiating. Burial will be made in the family plot in Byrd Cemetery.

A member of the Baptist church, she was active in religious and civic work until her health failed three years ago.

Survivors include two sons, Walter S. Carter Jr. of Timmonsville and Howard C. Carter of Florence; two sisters, Mrs. H. V. Deitrick of Richmond, Va. and Miss Latane Rice of Center Cross, Va.; three brothers, G. B. Rice of Norfolk, Va., Evan P. and Robert R. Rice, both of Essex County, Va., and one grandson. Ham and Perry Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
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Note: Howard C. Carter, listed as a son in Susan's obituary notice, was her nephew and "adopted" son." Image.


James Furman Carter

1FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=32535847. Image.


Thomas Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, Page 3, FHL 929.273 B345s. "Page 3 (Chart)
John Catlett, ye elder, of Sittingbourne, County Kenty, Gent. -- Issue:
Thomas2 Catlett, of Sittingbourne, was dead in 1648; wife Judith, was daughter of Gawen Heard, of Maston, County Kent. Their son,
Thomas3 Catlett of Hollingbourne, County Kent., gent., living in 1663 (Visitation of Kent). married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Thatcher, of Hollingbourne.

Issue of Thomas3 Catlett:
Thomas, Son and Heir, aged four in 1663.
Elizabeth
Judith

(This line of "Thomas" is from the Visitation of Kent, 1663.)." Image.

2England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NTLF-V2Y. Image.


Thomas Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, Page 3, FHL 929.273 B345s. "Page 3 (Chart)
John Catlett, ye elder, of Sittingbourne, County Kenty, Gent. -- Issue:
Thomas2 Catlett, of Sittingbourne, was dead in 1648; wife Judith, was daughter of Gawen Heard, of Maston, County Kent. Their son,
Thomas3 Catlett of Hollingbourne, County Kent., gent., living in 1663 (Visitation of Kent). married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Thatcher, of Hollingbourne.

Issue of Thomas3 Catlett:
Thomas, Son and Heir, aged four in 1663.
Elizabeth
Judith

(This line of "Thomas" is from the Visitation of Kent, 1663.)." Image.

2England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975, https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/NTLF-V2Y. Image.


Thomas Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, Page 3, FHL 929.273 B345s. "Page 3 (Chart)
John Catlett, ye elder, of Sittingbourne, County Kenty, Gent. -- Issue:
Thomas2 Catlett, of Sittingbourne, was dead in 1648; wife Judith, was daughter of Gawen Heard, of Maston, County Kent. Their son,
Thomas3 Catlett of Hollingbourne, County Kent., gent living in 1663 (Visitation of Kent). married Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Thatcher, Of Hollingbourne.

Issue of Thomas3 Catlett:
Thomas, Son and Heir, aged four in 1663.
Elizabeth
Judith

(This line of "Thomas" is from the Visitation of Kent, 1663.)." Image.


Francis Taliaferro

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 9, FHL 929.273 B345s. "Sept. 5, 1687.—Francis Taliaferro and wife, Elizabeth Catlett, a deed to John Battaille, 300 acres, reciting that "Col. John Catlett, in his last will and testament, did bequeath 300 acres each, of this tract, to his two daughters," viz: Elizabeth and Sarah Catlett. Sarah married Robert Taliaferro, brother of Francis, above." Image.

2Carol A. Hauk, Catlett, Descendants of John Catlett of Virginia
, The Virginia Ancestor Series. Volume II Edition 6. Hauk Data Services, Anderson, Indiana 1996
, page 2, 929.273 C289h. "Elizabeth Catlett (I.John1 ) b. 1663, Virginia, m. 4 May 1684, in Essex County, Virginia, Francis Taliaferro, b. 1654, Essex County, Virginia, (son of Robert Taliaferro and Katherine (Sarah) Dedman)." Image.

3FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67310652. "No. 9, Vol. 20, p. 268--Survey of Lands, May 4, 1691, by Wm Moseley for Francis Taliaferro "As marrying Elizabeth, daughter of Colonel John Catlett. Other proofs of parentage: On 28 Sept.,1682, Francis Taliaferro of Gloucester made a deed to brother John Taliaferro of Rappahannock Co. On that same day Francis also made deeds to brother Richard Taliaferro.

Francis was a Planter. Francis lived first at the head of Ware River in Gloucester County and later at "Taliaferro's Mount," Essex County, VA.

From Becky Yett Root:
Francis Taliffero's home was the place where all the riders of the Golden Horseshoe met to explore the wilderness west of his home in Virginia and West Virginia. His home was the most western of all the great homes at that time." Image.

4Carol A. Hauk, Catlett, Descendants of John Catlett of Virginia
, pg 2. "Elizabeth Catlett (I.John1 ) b. 1663, Virginia, m. 4 May 1684, in Essex County, Virginia, Francis Taliaferro, b. 1654, Essex County, Virginia, (son of Robert Taliaferro and Katherine (Sarah) Dedman)." Image.


Elizabeth Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 15, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(2) *Elizabeth,2 b. 1663, mar. Francis Taliaferro, d. 1710, son of Robt. Taliaferro, the immigrant, who settled in Gloucester co. in 1650, and his wife, Sarah Grymes, dau. of Rev. Charles Grymes.

Issue: Francis, d. y.; John, of the "Mount"; Robt., d. s. p.; Wm., who mar. Ann. Walker, of Urbana; Richard; Elizabeth, mar. Thos. Stribling, and Agatha.

On Sept. 5. 1687, Francis and Elizabeth Taliaferro made a deed to John Battaille for 300 acres of land, reciting that Col. John, in his last will and testament, did bequeath the said land, 300 acres, to his two daughters. (Essex Records.)

This, together with the reference to his will in Mrs. Butler's will, shows that the immigrant, Col. John, made a will, though not found among Court Records." Image.

2Carol A. Hauk, Catlett, Descendants of John Catlett of Virginia
, The Virginia Ancestor Series. Volume II Edition 6. Hauk Data Services, Anderson, Indiana 1996
, page 2, 929.273 C289h. "Elizabeth Catlett (I.John1 ) b. 1663, Virginia, m. 4 May 1684, in Essex County, Virginia, Francis Taliaferro, b. 1654, Essex County, Virginia, (son of Robert Taliaferro and Katherine (Sarah) Dedman) Occupation: Justice
Essex County, d. 1710, Virginia. Elizabeth died 1710.
Children:
+ John Taliaferro b 1685.
Zachariah Taliaferro b. cir 1687, Essex County, Virginia, d. 1726,
Robert Taliaferro b. 1689, Essex County, Virginia, d. 1725.
Agatha Taliaferro b. 1698, Virginia.
+ Richard Taliaferro b. 1705.
+ Elizabeth Taliaferro
+ William Taliaferro b. 17 Jan 1707.". Image.

3FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=67310683. Image.

4Carol A. Hauk, Catlett, Descendants of John Catlett of Virginia
, pg 2. "Elizabeth Catlett (I.John1 ) b. 1663, Virginia, m. 4 May 1684, in Essex County, Virginia, Francis Taliaferro, b. 1654, Essex County, Virginia, (son of Robert Taliaferro and Katherine (Sarah) Dedman)." Image.


William Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 16, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(4) * William,2 b. 1670, d. 1698, mar. Elizabeth Thompson, d. 1710, who mar. (II) Wm. Moseley. Wm. Catlett's will is given below. It leaves his wife executrix. His only child, Elizabeth, was born after death of her father, as noted in the will of her mother, probated in Essex co. 1710, mentioning son, Wm. Moseley, daughter, Mary Moseley, and daughter, Elizabeth Catlett, born after her father's death, to have her father's effects when 18 years old.

In 1688-9, will of Jno. Thompson, of Surry co., James River, gives to his sister, Elizabeth Catlett, wife of Wm. Catlett, £50. Nothing further is known of this Elizabeth Catlett.

Will of William Catlett, of Essex, Sittingbourne Parish, Gent., 11th April, 1691.

"I give my soul, etc.
"My will is that my debts be paid by my executors.
"To my dear wife ye. land I now live on, 300 acres, provided she live to have a child, and that ye child be called by ye name of Catlett. If my wife have a child I give to ye said child, whether male or female, all of my lands not bequeathed, etc.

"ITEM.—If my wife should dye without a child by me my nephew Wm. Slaughter shall enjoy possession of ye land called Richland, lying by ye land of Ralph Rowzy.

"ITEM.—If my wife dye childless I give to my nephew Thomas Catlett ye lands I now live on, if he should come of age, if not, to Elizabeth Catlett his sister.

"ITEM.—If my wife be childless I give to my two nephews Robt. and ffrancis Taliaferro 400 acres upon ye Long Point.

"ITEM.—I give to my dear Bro. John all- my books except such as my wife shall except.

"ITEM.—To my nephew Wm. Slaughter 1 negro man when he shall arrive at age of 21.

"ITEM.—To my nephew Robt. Taliaferro my rapier, pistolls and ten shillings.

"ITEM.—To my nephew Francis Taliaferro a young mare.

"My dear and loving wife, my sole executrix, to whom I give and bequeath my whole estate. I mean my personal estate, of what nature soever.
"Testi: WILLIAM CATLETT.
"Wm. Thompson (bro. of wife),
"ffras, Slaughter (half-bro. of Wm. C ) .
"Robt. Payne (mar. Catherine, sister of wife).
"Catherine Payne (sister of wife)."

Elizabeth Catlett qualified on above will 1699." Image.


Elizabeth Thompson

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 17, FHL 929.273 B345s. "Mrs. Elizabeth Catlett mar. (II) Wm. Moseley and died 1709, and left the following will:

Will of Elizabeth (Catlett) Moseley.

" 1 . Son Wm. Moseley, dau. Mary Moseley and dau. Elizabeth Catlett (born after death of her father) to have a ring that was her father's and 3 silver spoons and my pearl necklace, to be delivered to her at age of 18. Dau. Mary a similar legacy. I give all my books not yet bequeathed to be equally divided between my three children. Sole Executor Bro. Samuel Thompson.
"Trustees, Bro. Ed. Moseley, Jno. Hawkins and Wm. Thompson.
"Ex. 30th Xiber 1709, prob. 10 Feb. 1709/10."." Image.


Colonel John Catlett Jr.

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, Page 9. Page 10., FHL 929.273 B345s. "
Caroline County Records.

Book 18, 295.—1126. John Catlett, Jr., of St. John's parish, Spotsylvania, 400 acres in Spotsylvania, on the Rapidan. (He was from St. Mary's parish, Essex county.)
1728.—John Catlett, Jr., of St. Mary's parish, Essex county, 400 acres in Spotsylvania.

Page 10.
Mrs. Annie Catlett Bullock, the daughter of Patrick Robb and Elizabeth (Fitzhugh) Catlett, and granddaughter of John Gibson Catlett (the sixth John in direct descent), and who lives at Guinea, Caroline county, Virginia, has inherited the "old Catlett Bible" with records of two generations, which she has furnished for this work. She writes:
   "The next, an indenture made on the fourth day of January, MDCCXXX, between John Catlett, gent., of Caroline county, to John Catlett, Jr., of the same county, planter, conveying one moiety of tract of land purchased by him and Richard Buckner, gent., of Augustine Smith, gent., is interesting, since both the signatures of "Jo/n— Catlett" and Mary Catlett (Mary Grayson), his wife have attached a seal in red wax, an antelope's head, erased. No. Arms of the Catlett family have been found, but this seal, coupled with the gift to his son John of his "silver seal," in the will of the second Col. John Catlett, is significant of armorial bearings."." Source Image. Citation Image.

2Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Page 12. "
  Starting with Jno. ye younger, d. before 1626 (when his widow Sarah Catlett, 24 years old, Mar. (II) Lodowick Rowzee, aged 36, and bachelor, and doctor of physics), and Sarah, his wife, who furnished their only son, Col. John Catlett, as the immigrant to Virginia in 1650. Col. John appears to have married before coming to Virginia, since there accompanied him Thomas and Nicholas, apparently his sons, and since no mention is made of his wife, it is presumed she died before he left England. He was accompanied by his half-brother, Ralph Rowzee, and together they patented lands, and also a half-brother, Edward Rowzee. Thomas and Nicholas Catlett, though coming over at the same time, did not patent lands until later, showing them to be minors. Thomas Catlett was witness in 1661, and Nicholas patents lands and records his mark for hogs in 1665. Col. John, Thomas and Nicholas are found associated closely in all the early records, and unless proven to the contrary it is reasonable to assume that both Thomas and Nicholas were sons by a deceased wife.
  Col. John Catlett came to Virginia in 1650 and settled upon the banks of the Rappahannock river. He came from Sittingbourne parish (Kent county), England, and doubtless gave this name to his new church parish. As shown above, he was a man of great importance, if not of distinction. He was presiding justice, burgess, sheriff, colonel of militia, and of the vestry. He was one of three commissioners to settle the boundary line between Virginia and Maryland, with Edmund Scarborough and Richard Lawrence, the last a distinguished Oxford graduate. He seems to have been an expert surveyor, and the records of Maryland show much work done by him in that State." Source Image. Citation Image.

3Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 17. "
John,2 known as the 2nd John, was the only son of Col. John Catlett and his wife, Elizabeth Underwood, to leave male issue. It is thought that this John married twice and that Lawrence, and perhaps Elizabeth, were by his first wife, who, it is believed, was a daughter of Major Lawrence Smith, of Bacon's Rebellion. There are deeds recorded in Spotsylvania co. to Jno. Catlett, Jr., and Richd. Buckner, in 1722, from Augustine Smith, the son of Major Lawrence.

Jno2 certainly married Elizabeth Gaines, daughter of Dan'l Gaines, who is believed to have married Miss Rowzie, half-sister of Col. Jno. Catlett the imgt., since Capt. Dan'l Gaines, in his will (Essex co.), Aug. 18, 1682, mentions wife "Margaret," and "orphans of Col. Jno. Catlett to be paid out of the negroes who belong to his estate," and calls Jno. Catlett "his kinsman," and directs that "children of Col. Jno. Catlett to remain with my wife until they come of age or until she married."

Again, in 1671, Mrs. Elizabeth Catlett, widow of Col. Jno., gave power of attorney to Mr. Dan'l Gaines, and also later made him "overseer of her will" and to have main charge of the children (1673). After a suit in May court, 1673, between Rev. Amory Butler (who married the widow of Col. John Catlett) and Capt. Thos. Hawkins, who married the sistr of Mrs. Jno. Catlett, Dan'l Gaines took charge of the Catlett children and Rev. Butler of the estate. (All from Essex Records.)

Col. John2 Catlett was burgess (1693-1702), and justice of the peace (1692), coroner (1700), president of court, sheriff (1705) for Essex co. He patented lands extensively in Spotsylvania co. and elsewhere. He gave power of attorney to John Mumford (June 16, 1701), of London, to sell all my lands at Sittingbourne, in Kent co., Eng., and at Radwischeim, which he inherited from his father. His will, dated 1724, is given below:." Source Image. Citation Image.

4Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 19. "
Will of the second John Catlett, dated 18th November, 1724, and witnessed by John Elliott, John Evars and John Catlett, gives to his two sons, John and Thomas, and his daughter, Margaret, 1,800 acres in freshes of Rappahannock river, in the county of Essex.

"To son Thos., lands on south side of Cedar creek.
"To dau. Margaret, dwelling plantation.
"To dau.-in-law Alice Catlett, land and four negroes.
"To son John, household furniture and some stock.
"To granddau. Martha Taliaferro, some negroes, with son John as her trustee.
"To dau, Margaret, household and kitchen furniture and some land.
"To son Thomas, all of my land, purchased by me and Rowland Thornton, of Micajah, and Richd. Perry, being part of mortgage from Chas. Smith, Micajah Perry, Thos. Lane and Richd. Perry.
"To son Thomas, upper part of said purchased land.
"To son Thomas, 600 acres in Spotsylvania co. and 400 acres, part of same tract that I gave to my grandson Catlett Conway.
"To son John, a negro, my silver tankard and silver spoons, silver seal and old damask table cloth and napkins.
"To son Thomas, my clock.
"Rest of personal estate, money, tobacco, cattle, hogs, horses, sheep and whatever else I have not given away, to be divided equally among my said five children, John, Thomas, Mary, Elizabeth and Rebecca. Executors, sons John and Thos."." Source Image. Citation Image.

5Virginia, Old Rappahannock County Will Book 1682-1687, p.47-48. "
1724, 18 Nov: John CATLETT of Essex Co., VA made his will.
   Gave to my two sons John and Thomas and my daughter Margarett 1860 acres of land in the Freshes of Rappahannock River in the County of Essex, viz. to my son John the land he lives on and is divided from the other part as followeth beginning at the corner tree of the 100 acres of land I had in exchange of Charles SMITH a little below the road in the line of GILLETs patten, to the rolloing road, to the land of EVANS.
   To my son Thomas that part of the aforesaid tract on the south side of Cedar Creek main branch, to Pewmansend Swamp, to the land of TALIAFERRO.
   To my daughter Margarett during her natural life my dwelling plantation and the land adjacent.
   To my son Thomas all my part of the land purchased by me and Rowland THORNTON of Micajah and Richard PERRY being part of a mortgage from Charles SMITH to Micajah PERRY, Thomas LANE and Richard PERRY, the upper part of the said purchased land.
   To my son Thomas 600 acres in Sporsylvania Co. on the south west Mountain Run and 400 acres being part of the same tract to my grandson Catlett CONWAY, now lying under a survey in the office of the Secretary in my name.
   To my daughter Margaret, Negro Frank, Toney, Charles, Sarah, Cate and all her children, likewise her choice of my feather beds, bolsters, blanketts and quilt, and four pair of sheets, one diaper table cloth, and a dozen of napkins, a great trunk and what other things is called hers, a looking glass, 15 head of old and young cattle and half my hoggs and half my corn, one old feather bed and covering, that is rugg and blanketts, and my mare and colt and the old horse Dull.
   To my granddaughter Martha TALIAFERRO if she lives to the age of 18 or marryed, a Negro woman Sue and all her children and 15 barrels of my corn, and all the Negros working tools. I appoint my son John CATLETT trustee for my granddaughter Martha.
   To my daughter Margarett half my pewter, tin pans and earthen ware and three midling and large iron potts and hooks and two frying pans and a parcel of goods I have sent out for. The one half to her and the other half to my sons John and Thomas.
   To my daughter-in-law Alice CATLETT all my land in the fork of Pewmansend dureing her life or day of marriege and also four Negroes Sambo and Jenny and her two youngest children provided she makes no claime or title to those Negroes given by her husband to her wich he said I give him. In case my said daughter-in-law Alice CATLETT make any claime to those Negroes then I give all to be equally divided between my five children John and Thomas and Mary and Elizabeth and Rebecca.
   All what other Negros I have not given already to be equally divided between my said five children excepting the choice of two Negroes to my sons John and Thomas over and above their share.
   To my son John a Negro man old Johnny and my silver tankard and my silver spoons, silver seal and an old damask table cloth and napkins.
   To my son Thomas my close. [clothes?] All my other personable estate, money, tobacco, chatle, hoggs, horses, sheep and whatever else to be equally divided amongst my five children John and Thomas and Mary and Elizabeth and Rebecca.
   My two sons John and Thomas executors.
Signed John CATLETT.
Wits. Jno. ELLITTS, Jno. EVANS, John CATLETT.

1724/5, 19 Jan: Will presented in Court by John CATLETT and Thomas CATLETT, executors. Proved by John EVANS and John ELLITS. 1725, 17 Aug: Inventory of estate returned, not valued. Includes money due from Maj. Ben. ROBINSO, Benja. TAYLOR, tobacco in hands of Mr. Wm. DAWKINS in London. W. JEFFRIES also mentioned and twenty slaves. Signed by John CATLETT and Thomas CATLETT."

6Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 15. "Col. Catlett was killed by the Indians while defending the fort at Port Royal in 1670. Port Royal is on the Rappahannock river, in Caroline county, Va., opposite Port Conway.

His children were:
(1) John,2 b. 1658, d. 1724.
(2) Elizabeth,2 b. 1663, d. 1710.
(3) Sarah,2 b. 1666, d. 1726.
(4) William,2 b. 1670, d. 1698." Image.

7Carol A. Hauk, Catlett, Descendants of John Catlett of Virginia
, The Virginia Ancestor Series. Volume II Edition 6. Hauk Data Services, Anderson, Indiana 1996
, pages 1, 2, 929.273 C289h. "John Catlett b. 12 Mar 1626, Sitlingbourne, Kent, England, m. 1657, in Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia, Elizabeth Underwood, b. cir 1632, Virginia, (daughter of William Underwood and Margaret d. 1673, Virginia ...
Children.
+ 2. i Nicholas Catlett
+ 3 ii Thomas Catlett
Children by Elizabeth Underwood:
+ 4. Hi John Catlett Jr. b. 1658.
+ 5. iv Elizabeth Catlett b. 1663.
+ 6. v Sarah Catlett b. 1666.
+ 7. vi William Catlett b. 1670

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John Catlett Jr. (I.John1 ) b. 1658, Essex County, Virginia, Occupation: Burgess, J.P.;Sheriff, m. (1)
Smith, m. (2) Elizabeth Gaines, b. 1652, (daughter of Daniel Gaines and Margaret Bernard or Rowzie). John
died 1724, Essex County, Virginia. John was Burgess(1693-1702);juslice of the peace(1692); coroner(1700);
president of the court; sheriff(1705) for Essex County.Vlrginia. He patented lands extensively in Spotsylvania County and elsewhere.

Children by Smith:
10. i Lawrence Catlett m Alice Thornton, b. cir 1703, (daughter of Francis Thornton Jr. and Mary
Taliaferro) Lawrence died 1724, Essex County, Virginia.
+ 11. ii Elizabeth Catlett b 6 Sep 1689.

Children by Elizabeth Gaines:
Thomas Catlett
John Catlett III. b. 1677.
Mary Catlett b. 1692.
Margaret Catlett m. John Gibbon.
Rebecca Catlett b. 27 Dec 1702,." Image.

8FindaGrave.com, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=87318020. "Col. John Catlett, Jr. was known as the 2nd John.

His will was probated in Essex County on 18-Nov-1724.

John married first, a Miss Smith. Some researchers believe that she was a daughter of Maj. Lawwrence Smith since deeds recorded in Spotsylvania Co., VA, to Jno Catlett, Jr. and Richard Buckner, in 1722, from Augustine Smith, the son of Major Lawrence Smith. The Catletts owned a large estate at the mouth of Golden Vale Creek in present Caroline County, VA.

John and his first wife were the parents of:

1. Lawrence Catlett
2. Elizabeth Catlett, who married Rowland Thornton

John Catlett married second, Elizabeth Gaines. [Charles Hughes Hamlin, Professional Genealogist, who worked in conjunction with David A. Avant, Jr. could not find evidence to prove that Col. John Catlett, Jr. married Elizabeth Gaines--nor any information about her parentage. Their marriage is widely accepted by many writers and genealogists of the family. In 1706 Mary Catlett released her dower when her husband, John, sold lands ....SO her name could have been MARY--not ELIZABETH. No original documents are available to prove the name "Elizabeth."]

Col. John Catlett,Jr. and his second wife were the parents of:

1. John Catlett, III. who married Elizabeth Taliaferro (daughter of John "The Ranger" Taliaferro and Sarah Smith

2. Maj. Thomas Catlett who married Martha Thornton.

3. Mary Catlett who married Lt. Col. John Taliaferro, Jr.

4. Rebecca Catlett who married first Francis Conway and second John Moore, Gent.

5. Margaret Catlett who married Jonathan Gibson, Jr.

Col. John Catlett, Jr. was a
Burgess (1693-1702);
Justice of the peace (1692);
coroner (1700);
President of the Court; and
Sheriff (1705) Essex Co., VA.

He patented lands extensively in Spotsylvania Co. & elsewhere; in 1701 gave power of attorney to John Mumford of London to sell all lands at Sittingbourne, Kent County, Eng., and at Radwischeim, which he inherited from his father. His last will was recorded in Essex County, VA, Wills, Bonds, Inv. #4 (1722-1730) Part 1, p. 84. His will was very long because he was a very wealthy man with much land, slaves, silver,etc." Image.


Robert Taliaferro

1Carol A. Hauk, Catlett, Descendants of John Catlett of Virginia
, The Virginia Ancestor Series. Volume II Edition 6. Hauk Data Services, Anderson, Indiana 1996
, page 2, 929.273 C289h. "Sarah Catlett (1.John1 ) b. 1666, Virginia, m. 1682, Robert Taliaferro, b. cir 1667, (son of Robert Taliaferro and Katherine (Sarah) Dedman) d. 1728, Virginia, estate probated 4 Feb 1728, Spotsylvania County, Virginia. Sarah died 1726.
Children:
24 i Mary Taliaferro
25. ii Martha Taliaferro.
26. iii Elizabeth Taliaferro.
+ 27. iv Robert Taliaferro." Image.

2Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 15, FHL 929.273 B345s. "(3) Sarah2 mar. 1682 Robt. Taliaferro, d. 1688, brother of Francis, and had one son, Robt." Image.

3Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 15. "(3) Sarah2 mar. 1682 Robt. Taliaferro, d. 1688, brother of Francis, and had one son, Robt." Image.

4Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5063/gpc_marriedwellandoften-0356?pid=16418&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/collections/5063/records/16418&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true. Image.


Sarah Catlett

1Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, Descendants of Col. John Catlett, the immigrant, and wife, Elizabeth Underwood, pg 13, FHL 929.273 B345s. "Abstract of Will of Mrs. Elizabeth Butler:

"To dau. Sarah, a chest of drawers and except further
"To dau. Sarah, two of my biggest stone rings, small pearl necklace, silver bodkin, new trunk and napkin press, a small Bible, a small Testament, a dram cup, my wedding ring and oval table.
"To my daus., (and To my sons John and Wm. Catlett) All of my plate, exceptin three spoons marked with names of owners, to be equally divided; all of my pewter, brass, linen and other household stuff, except what is given Francis Slaughter, with a bed to each son and Elizabeth, except two suits of damask, which I give to my two daus, are to be equally divided.
"To my two daus., delivery of former legacies at 17 years or marriage.
"Wearing clothes sent for last year, as profits of my tobacco, on arrival shall be locked up in my cask and kept for my two daus., to be divided between them, and the rest my Ex. may have for household uses.

"ITEM.—I appoint my husband, Amory Butler, sole Ex. and guardian of my children, and cousin (nephew), Capt. Thos. Hawkins, my bro., Edward Rowzie, and Mr. Dan'l Gaines overseers, provided if said Ex. does not educate and keep them well that Mr. Daniel Gaines shall be guardian of my children, my Ex. allowing sufficient maintenance according as my overseers and Ex. shall determine. If Mr. D. Gaines die, Cousin (nephew) Hawkins to take the children. If Ex. embezzles or forsake the country, my overseers shall call him to account and make him pay out of his own estate
or yield up my estate to Mr. Gaines." Image.

2Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 15. "(3) Sarah2 mar. 1682 Robt. Taliaferro, d. 1688, brother of Francis, and had one son, Robt." Image.

3Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pages 15-16. "Col. Catlett was killed by the Indians while defending the fort at Port Royal in 1670. Port Royal is on the Rappahannock river, in Caroline county, Va., opposite Port Conway. His children were:
(1) John,2 b. 1658, d. 1724.
(2) Elizabeth,2 b. 1663, d. 1710.
(3) Sarah,2 b. 1666, d. 1726.
(4) William,2 b. 1670, d. 1698.

(2) *Elizabeth,2 b. 1663, mar. Francis Taliaferro, d. 1710, son of Robt. Taliaferro, the immigrant, who settled in Gloucester co. in 1650, and his wife, Sarah Grymes, dau. of Rev. Charles Grymes. Issue: Francis, d. y.; John, of the "Mount"; Robt., d. s. p.; Wm., who mar. Ann. Walker, of Urbana; Richard; Elizabeth, mar. Thos. Stribling, and Agatha.
  On Sept. 5. 1687, Francis and Elizabeth Taliaferro made a deed to John Battaille for 300 acres of land, reciting that Col. John, in his last will and testament, did bequeath the said land, 300 acres, to his two daughters. (Essex Records.)
   This, together with the reference to his will in Mrs. Butler's will, shows that the immigrant, Col. John, made a will, though not found among Court Records.
  (3) Sarah2 mar. 1682 Robt. Taliaferro, d. 1688, brother of Francis, and had one son, Robt." Source Image. Citation Image.

4FindaGrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/87319773/sarah-taliaferro_short. "Sarah Catlett was born in Old Rappahannock County, VA.

Marriage of Sarah Catlett and Robert Taliaferro, II is proved by Deed, 1687, and Court Record, 25 March, 1692, Essex Co., VA. Wm. & Mary Quarterly, Vol. 20, p. 266 et seq..."Robert Taliaferro Junior and Francis Taliaferro, with their wives, Sarah and Elizabeth, sold 300 acres of land in Essex County in 1687 which was part of the land bequeathed to the said Sarah and Elizabeth by their father, John Catlett..." In 1688 both Francis and John Taliaferro gave bond for Mrs. Sarah Taliaferro, widow of their brother Robert.

Sarah (Catlett) Taliaferro and Robert Taliaferro, II were married in 1682, and had one son, Robert Taliaferro, III, who married first Margaret French, before 7-Aug-1711, and second Ann Pittman about 1724.

After the death of Robert Taliaferro, Sarah married Samuel Sallis. Later she married Samuel Short." Image.

5Stubbs, William Carter, 1846-1924 (Main Author) & Stubbs, Elizabeth Saunders Blair, A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England: Thomas Baytop 1638 & John Catlett 1622, pg 15. "(3) Sarah2 mar. 1682 Robt. Taliaferro, d. 1688, brother of Francis, and had one son, Robt." Image.

6Virginia, Marriages of the Northern Neck of Virginia, 1649-1800, Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2003. https://www.ancestry.com/interactive/5063/gpc_marriedwellandoften-0356?pid=16418&backurl=https://search.ancestry.com/collections/5063/records/16418&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true. Image.