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Terry Mason's Family History Site

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Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Doctor Augustus Brubbins Webb Greatrex

NAME-RESEARCHER: Jack Gratorex wrote T.Mason on 1Nov2001 providing full name, birth/death dates & places.

MARRIAGE: Reg #1A116

CENSUS: 1881 St Andrew London Age 54 Married Doctor Name Greatorex Film #1341081

ADDRESS: Post Office Directory, London. 1891 Surgeon, M.R.C.S. 23 Holborn E.C. London.

DIED: Age 80 Reg. 4Q #1C11 Name Greatrex


Emily Beatrice Fauntleroy

NAME-RESEARCHER: Jack Gratorex wrote T.Mason on 1Nov2001 providing full name, birth/death dates & places.

CENSUS: 1881 St. Andrew London Age 45 Married Name Greatorex Film #1341081

DIED: Age 92 Reg #3A1429 Name Greatrex


Doctor Augustus Brubbins Webb Greatrex

NAME-RESEARCHER: Jack Gratorex wrote T.Mason on 1Nov2001 providing full name, birth/death dates & places.

MARRIAGE: Reg #1A116

CENSUS: 1881 St Andrew London Age 54 Married Doctor Name Greatorex Film #1341081

ADDRESS: Post Office Directory, London. 1891 Surgeon, M.R.C.S. 23 Holborn E.C. London.

DIED: Age 80 Reg. 4Q #1C11 Name Greatrex


Beatrice Mary Greatrex

NAME-RESEARCHER: Jack Gratorex [jgreatrx@freespace.net] wrote T.Mason on 1Nov2001 providing full name, birth/death dates & places.

Batch #: P020834, Source Call #: 374362

BIRTH: Reg 4Q West London Reg #1C53

NAME: Greatrex in birth records.

CENSUS: 1881 Odiham Hampshire age 22 Unmarried visiting with Richard Beadon

Film #1341305

DIED: Age 66 Reg #2B229 Name Greatrex


Marsden Greatrex

NAME-RESEARCHER: Jack Gratorex [jgreatrx@freespace.net] wrote T.Mason on 1Nov2001 providing full name, birth/death dates & places.

Batch #: P020834, Source Call #: 374362

BIRTH: Reg 3Q North London

CENSUS: 1881 St. Andrew London Age 18 Scholar Film #1341081

DIED: Age 71 Reg #4B48


Margaret

LIFE SKETCH: If you add the surname of "Mason" for Margaret, the wife of William Underwood, IT WILL BE REMOVED unless you provide a primary or good secondary source that supports it.

Saying that you got something from someone's web site or from Ancestry.com is not citing a source. A web site may have source citations in it, but web sites like Ancestry.com or FamilySearch are not sources. Even databases in Ancestry.com such as Personal family Trees, "Millennium File", "Family Data Collections", "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" and similar references are not sources. Unless they cite primary or secondary records, they do not provide proof.

There are two main types of genealogical records - Original and Secondary.

Original Records created near the time of an event by someone with first-hand knowledge of the event are more reliable than biographies and abstracts done by others. Documentation generally satisfies you and your reader that what is stated is factual. The best documentation comes from original records instead of secondary records. When found, copy original records, quoting important information in your records, and reference and file them in an orderly and safe system. Original Vital (government) records are testimonies of birth, marriage and death (birth information on a death certificate is a secondary source). Civil Court proceedings are good original records. So are Church Records that testify of Christenings and Marriages, Death and Burial. Consult Cemetery and Government Population Census Records. Also remember Probate court records (wills, deeds), as well as land, military, and immigration records. Most original records are found in the area of residence.

Secondary Records include almost all published works. These "compiled records" include records of previous research by others, such as biographies, letters from descendants, area and family histories, printed genealogies or indexes and abstract of records. Bible records and tombstone inscriptions are good secondary sources. All Internet data including the LDS International Genealogical Index (IGI) are secondary records. A cited secondary source is simply an indicator to a researcher that points in a certain direction.


Capt Thomas B. Lucas

The following are notes from Alice Gedge in FamilySearch Family Tree.

1.  A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England : Thomas Baytop, Tenterden, 1638 and John Catlett, Sittingbourne, 1622 by William Carter Stubbs
New Orleans, La.: unknown, 1918, 176 pgs.

p.1 Col. John Catlett came in 1650 to Rappahannock county, Virginia (now Essex county), from Sittingbourne, County Kent, England, naming the parish in which he located for Sittingbourne, his birthplace.  His home place, "Green Hill," was at the mouth of Golden Vale Creek (now Essex county).  With him came his son, Nicholas Catlett, and half-brothers, Ralph and Edward Rowzie, followed later by his son, Thomas Catlett. (See patents.)  Catherine and Sarah Rowzie, wife and sister of Ralph Rowzie, came later as headrights of Capt. Thomas Lucas.

Alice Gedge Notes:
-- Col. John Catlett was married before he came to Virginia in 1650.  No wife is mentioned.

2.  Lucas genealogy by AnnaBelle Kemp
Hollywood, Calif.: A. Kemp, 1964, 493 pgs.

p.36 Capt Thomas Lucas arrived in Va about 1641 from Surrey, Eng. . . . This Capt Thomas Lucas was closely associated with Colonel John Catlett and Ralph Rowzee in bringing persons to Va "to inhabit," in this new colony and for this they were awarded a great deal of land.  Captain Lucas mar first in Eng and records show he brought his wife, his son Thomas Lucas, Jr., and a dau Mary to Va.  He later mar Mrs. Margaret Upton, widow of Capt John Upton of Rappahannock Co. Va. (See Amer of Gentle Birth vol 1, p.68.)
 Capt Thomas Lucas of Sittingbourn Par, Rappahannock Co., Va, made his last will 14 Oct 1669 proved in that county 27 May 1674 in which he leaves all of his property to his son Thomas Lucas, Jr.; he also mentions his sons-in-law, Col John Catlett and Capt Thomas Hawkins and his grand dau Mary Hawkins. (See Wills of Rappahannock Co, Va p.25, which wills are preserved in Court House at Tappahannock, County seat of Essex Co. Va.)

Alice Gedge Notes:
--When Capt Thomas Lucas came to this country about 1641, his dau. Mary, still appeared to be part of his family, and not married.
-- Mary probably had been living in the United States almost 9 years before John Catlett arrived.  He had been married previous to his coming.
--Capt Thomas Lucas' will mentioned his son-in-law, Col John Catlett
--Capt Thomas Lucas married Mrs. Margaret Upton, who was Elizabeth Underwood's mother.
 
!Thus:  
    Capt Thomas Lucas was Col John Catlett's father-in-law (John Catlett had m. Elizabeth, Margaret's daughter), not because he (John Catlett) had married Mary Lucas (dau. of Thomas Lucas).  The mother of his English born children were not named in these sources.

3. A history of two Virginia families transplanted from County Kent, England : Thomas Baytop, Tenterden, 1638 and John Catlett, Sittingbourne, 1622 by William Carter Stubbs. New Orleans, La.: unknown, 1918, 176 pgs.

p.5-6 Essex county records show that Col. John Catlett, of Rappahannock county, made a deed, 1663-4, stating that Mrs. Margaret Upton had conveyed certain personal property to Capt. Francis Slaughter, deceased, for his son, Francis Slaughter, Jr., and that he (Catlett) had married Elizabeth, widow of Capt. Francis Slaughter.

Alice Gedge Notes:
-- shows relationship between John Catlett and Elizabeth.


Margaret

LIFE SKETCH: If you add the surname of "Mason" for Margaret, the wife of William Underwood, IT WILL BE REMOVED unless you provide a primary or good secondary source that supports it.

Saying that you got something from someone's web site or from Ancestry.com is not citing a source. A web site may have source citations in it, but web sites like Ancestry.com or FamilySearch are not sources. Even databases in Ancestry.com such as Personal family Trees, "Millennium File", "Family Data Collections", "U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900" and similar references are not sources. Unless they cite primary or secondary records, they do not provide proof.

There are two main types of genealogical records - Original and Secondary.

Original Records created near the time of an event by someone with first-hand knowledge of the event are more reliable than biographies and abstracts done by others. Documentation generally satisfies you and your reader that what is stated is factual. The best documentation comes from original records instead of secondary records. When found, copy original records, quoting important information in your records, and reference and file them in an orderly and safe system. Original Vital (government) records are testimonies of birth, marriage and death (birth information on a death certificate is a secondary source). Civil Court proceedings are good original records. So are Church Records that testify of Christenings and Marriages, Death and Burial. Consult Cemetery and Government Population Census Records. Also remember Probate court records (wills, deeds), as well as land, military, and immigration records. Most original records are found in the area of residence.

Secondary Records include almost all published works. These "compiled records" include records of previous research by others, such as biographies, letters from descendants, area and family histories, printed genealogies or indexes and abstract of records. Bible records and tombstone inscriptions are good secondary sources. All Internet data including the LDS International Genealogical Index (IGI) are secondary records. A cited secondary source is simply an indicator to a researcher that points in a certain direction.


Margaret Underwood

Put here by Alice Gedge - Sold land to Robert Sisen, land on North side of Rappahannock River being the Survey of Mr. John Catlett, 310 acres being all that is to be found of a Pattent of 700 acres conveyed & made over to the said Booth by Mrs. Margaret Upton Widdow of Rappahannock the said 310 acres being ___ East side of a creek commonly called by the name of Richards Creek & so down the Rappahannock River…


Col James Williamson M.D.

HYPERLINK: http://www.combs-families.org/combs/assoc/u-1.htm
Capt. John UPTON'S will, proven 16 Dec 1652 in Isle of Wight Co, VA (Isle of Wight Transcribed Records, Vol. 1, p. 38) refers to his eldest son John UPTON, and mentions land in the amount of 850 acres which, should John UPTON the younger die before age 21, is to revert to "William, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret UNDERWOOD to be divided as followeth (viz.) Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret UNDERWOOD each of them a Hundred acres. and the remainder to William UNDERWOOD." He later refers to the UNDERWOOD women as his "Daughters in Law, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret UNDERWOOD," and further bequeaths to William UNDERWOOD, Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret UNDERWOOD "the tract or parcel of Land running upon this side of the threshet near Ambrose BENNETT'S containing fifteen hundred acres of Land except and allways reserved out of this land Three Hundred acres which Mr. Robert BRACEWELL," as well as "all my land at Rappahannock or what shall be hereafter made good upon my rights they to be possest with if after my wifes decease." Almost as an afterthought he adds "Ann WILLIAMSON, the wife of James WILLIAMSON, to be equal shares in my land at Rappahannock with the above named." The remainder of his personal assets are bequeathed to his wife Margaret whom he also named Executrix (See Isle of Wight Co VA)

The phrase "daughters-in-law" as used in UPTON'S will, denoted step-daughters. Later records prove Elizabeth, Sarah and Margaret UNDERWOOD as the daughters of Margaret (see below); and although Ann WILLIAMSON and William UNDERWOOD are not designated as step-children of UPTON, Ann WILLIAMSON is documented as the sister of Col. William UNDERWOOD by a Lancaster Co VA record dated 08 Dec 1656, which appoints "Mr. William UNDERWOOD" to administer the estate of James WILLIAMSON deceased, whereby UNDERWOOD is designated as "uncle of his [James WILLIAMSON'S] orphans on the mother's side." (Lancaster Co records, 1654-1702, p. 308) The will of Elizabeth UNDERWOOD Taylor Slaughter Catlett Butler, dated 7 May 1673, and proved 16 Jun 1673, refers to "William UNDERWOOD the Elder" (William UNDERWOOD, Sr., s/o Col. Wm. UNDERWOOD & Mary (BURTON? MOSELEY?)) as her "cousin" (nephew), thus documenting her as the sister of Col. William UNDERWOOD. (Old Rappa. D&W, 1665-1677:136-43). Elizabeth UNDERWOOD Taylor Slaughter Catlett BUTLER is documented as the same who was daughter of Margaret UNKNOWN Underwood Upton Lucas by a series of records