Friday, October 26, 2007

Volume XVI, Issue 3 Summer 2003

THE MORELAND MUSTER

Volume XVI, Issue 3 ISSN 0884-3805 Summer 2003

Published by Nona Williams, P.O. Box 746, Ben Lomond, CA 95005-0746


SOME SURRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA COLONISTS, 1678-1705
Contributed by Lloyd Dewitt Bockstruck, Dallas, Texas[1]

While the land patents of colonial Virginia name, as headrights, many of the early, settlers they seldom name the vessel on which the emigrants sailed and the date of arrival in the New World cannot normally be identified. Minors who were transported to the colony, however, were routinely brought before the court to have their ages adjudged and the date of their arrival recorded. Failure to do so within the specified period of time could void the indenture.

The following are the references in the court orders of Surry Co., Virginia to some of the minors who settled there. After each entry appears the date of the court entry and the page in the original record. The first eleven items came from the Order Book for the period 1671-1691 and items twelve through thirty-five came from the Order Book for the period 1691-1713.

12. Edward LINE, servant to Edward MORELAND, who arrived in this colony in a Bristol ship, Captain William JONES commander, in March last is adjudged to be sixteen years old at the arrival of the aforesaid ship and not having indenture is ordered to serve according to law. 17 May 1692. [p. 38]

27. Peter MARTIN, servant to Edward MORELAND, who came into the country this present year in the ship Anne and Mary, Richard TIBBETTE master, adjudged nine years old. 10 April 1700. [p. 209]


EDWARD MORELAND OF SURRY CO., VIRGINIA
by Nona Williams
Surry County was formed in 1652 from James City County so it seems likely that the Edward MORELAND shown above was the son of John MORELAND whose will was dated 21 May 1706 in York Co., Virginia. My notes on him appear below, but I’m not certain of this and will appreciate any corrections or additions.

Edward Moreland was born before 1698 York Co., Virginia He probably married Jane FULLER before 25 Feb 1708/9[2]; He might have married Ann BARTLETT.

He was in court on 7 Jul 1691 Surry Co., Virginia.[3]
He was in court again on 7 Nov 1691 Surry Co., Virginia
He was on a jury on 1 Mar 1691/92 Surry Co., Virginia
On 17 May 1692 he resided in Surry Co., Virginia
He had a servant on 10 Apr 1700 Surry Co., Virginia
He appeared on the tax list in 1704 Surry Co., Virginia

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A MARRIAGE IN FRANKLIN CO., PENNSYLVANIA

October 21, 1794 John HUDSON and Elenor MORELAND were married by Rev. David DENNY, D.D. in Path Valley, Franklin Co., Pennsylvania.[4]


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KILVINGTON-MORELAND FAMILY BIBLE[5]

The Holy Bible, Oxford. 1790

John KILVINGTON his Book.

Elizabeth DALE.

Mary KILVINGTON dece’ed the Daughter of John KILVINGTON Decesed April th 6 1799

William DALE the son of Richard DALE Born April th 7 1800

1787 William KILVINGTON Decesed the 21 Fevbry 1788

Marey KILVINGTON the wife (?) of William Decesed _______?______

1799 Mareyu KILVINGTON the doter of Jon KILVINGTON Decesed April th (6 or 8?) 1799 Age 19

Ann KILVINGTON deceased October the 20 1799 the wife of John KILVINGTON

This Bible given to Transylvania in 1953 by Mrs. (Elsie Owens) Thomas M. MORELAND of Flour Creek (Butler), Kentucky. Bible was brought from England with her late husband’s family during the early part of the 18th century. Roy MORELAND, son of Mr. & Mrs. Thomas MORELAND, was a Law professor at Transylvania for 40 years and died in 1971.


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OBITUARIES IN CHRISTIAN ADVOCATE, NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE

Found by Eldon J. Edgin, 14908 Woodbriar Drive, Dallas, Texas 75248-4551

John MORELAND son of William and Sarah MORELAND born March 1, 1772; died August 10, 1853; md. Surry Co., North Carolina, January 8, 1801; settled in Jackson Co., Tennessee, 1808. His wife, Eve MORELAND, d/o Adam and Mary SPOON; born Sept. 7, 1775; died August 14, 1853.

Rev. Jesse MORELAND, local Methodist preacher, died Mar. 3, 1890 in his 89th year of age; native of Jackson Co., Tennessee; his brother, William MORELAND was aged 85 years.

Note from Nona: Based on charts I’ve collected over the years, I believe that the William MORELAND mentioned in the obituary as the father of John MORELAND is the same man who appears in Ben Moreland’s records (as outlined below)

WILLIAM MORELAND, SON OF THOMAS AND JANE MORELAND.

The children of William MORELAND, listed without dates are:
Joseph M. MORELAND who married Sarah THORNTON,
John MORELAND
James MORELAND who married Mary Polly GARNER
Nancy MORELAND who married Thomas HOLLIMAN
Polly MORELAND who married Jacob DOUTHITT
Elizabeth MORELAND who married George SWEAT
Francis MORELAND who married Rebecca BEAN

Ben Moreland’s data appeared in this newsletter Vol. XI, No. 1 Winter 1998 and Vol. XI No. 2, Spring 1998. He thought that Thomas MORELAND’s father could be Francis MORELAND of Prince Georges Co., Virginia.

I had previously seen the will of Thomas MORELAND which was dated February 1793 in Guilford Co., North Carolina. The will was witnessed by William WILLIAMS and William SIMPSON and in it he named his children William, Francis, Elizabeth and Mary.

The chart of Mrs. Robert Payne shows a William MORELAND whose inventory of estate was filed 6 June 1816 Surry Co., North Carolina. She named his wife as possibly being Nancy KIMBROUGH but indicated uncertainty with question marks before and after Nancy’s name. The obituary above suggests that he had at least one wife named Sarah.


JOHN & EVE MORELAND OF JACKSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE

John MORELAND was listed on page 18 of the 1820 Jackson Co., Tennessee census: 110101-12020. This shows that they had a male under 10 years of age, a male between the ages of 10-15, one male between the ages of 16-25 and the male head of the household was over the age of 45. The household also consisted of 2 females between the ages of 10-15 and 2 females between the ages of 26-44.

John and Jesse MORELAND appear there on the census in 1830 too.
A William MORELAND appeared on the 1820 census of nearby Davidson Co., Tennessee. The household included 3 males under the age of 10 and one male over 45; 3 females under 10 and one female between the ages of 26-44.

In 1840 John MORELAND’s household in Jackson Co., Tennessee included 1 male 20-30 and one male 60-70; 1 female 15-20 and 2 females 60-70.
Jesse MORELAND’s household included 1 under 5, 1 between 20-30; 2 females under 5 and 1 female 20-30. It’s probably safe to assume that Jesse is the son of John.
A William MORELAND was also listed there with a male 30-40 and 1 female 15-20.


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1850 MURRAY COUNTY, GEORGIA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Sex, Birth state, Birth year

MORELAND, Harden, 37, , Tennessee, 1813

Nancy, 40, F, North Carolina, 1810

Thomas, 19, , Tennessee, 1831

Larkin, 17, , Tennessee, 1833

Elizabeth, 15, F, Tennessee, 1835

Perlina, 13, F, Tennessee, 1837

Susan, 7, F, Tennessee, 1843

Nancy, 7, , Tennessee, 1843

Caroline, 5, , Tennessee, 1845

Jane, 3, , Georgia, 1847

Leander, 1, , Georgia, 1849

1860 WHITFIELD COUNTY, GEORGIA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Sex, Occupation, Born, Year

MORELAND, Harden, 48, Farm Labor, Tennessee, 1812

Nancy, 50, F, North Carolina, 1810

Susan, 18, F, Tennessee, 1842

Nancy, 16, F, Tennessee, 1844

Caroline, 14, F, Tennessee, 1846

Jane, 10, F, Georgia, 1850

Leander, 8, Georgia, 1852

Mary, 6, Georgia, 1854


1860 CATOSSA COUNTY, GEORGIA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Sex, Occupation, Born, Year

MOORLAND, J.S., 53, Farmer, North Carolina, 1807

E., 42, F, Tennessee, 1818

Wm. J., m 16, Georgia, 1844

J.H., 14, Georgia, 1846

M., 12, F, Georgia, 1848

A., 10, Georgia, 1850

H., 3, F, Georgia, 1857


1860 JOHNSON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Sex, Occupation, Born, Year

MORELAND, Jacl, 28, Farm Labor, Tennessee, 1832

Ferbe, 23, House wife, Tennessee, 1837

Elija C., 3, Tennessee, 1857

Mary C., 2, Tennessee, 1858

Owns $50 in personal property but no land


1860 McMINN COUNTY, ALABAMA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Sex, Occupation, Born, Year

MORELAND, James, 23, born 1837
Record is dim & hard to read.


1860 HAMILTON COUNTY, TENNESSEE CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Born Year

MORELAND, James, 36, born 1824

Margaret, 27, born 1833

Mary, 10, born 1850

John, 10, born 1850

Sarah, 4, born 1856

Nancy 1, born 1859

Thomas 52, born 1808


1870 DORSON COUNTY, GEORGIA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Sex, Occupation, Birth state, Birth year

MORELAND, Harden, 62, Farmer, Tennessee, 1808

Nancy (Sen.), 64, F, Tennessee, 1806

Nancy (Junr.), 25, F, Tennessee, 1845

Fanny C., 23, F, Georgia, 1847

Jane, 21, F, Georgia, 1849

Jackson M., 21, Clerk, Georgia, 1849

Mary, 18, F, Georgia, 1852


1880 WALKER COUNTY, GEORGIA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Occ, Person, Father, Mother, Birth year

MORELAND, Hardin 65, TN, VA, VA, 1815

Nancy, 68, Wife, TN, VA, VA, 1812

Nancy, 37, Dau, TN, TN, TN, 1843

Caraline, 36, Dau, TN, TN, TN, 1844

DAVISON, John, 24, Servant, 1856


1880 PUTNAM COUNTY, INDIANA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Occ, Person, Father, Mother, Birth year

MORELAND, Ira, 36, Indiana, 1844

Sarah A., 35, Indiana, 1845

William, 1, Indiana, 1879

TEGE, Laura, 16, Indiana, 1864


1880 HARRISON COUNTY, INDIANA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Occ, Person, Birth year
MORELAND, Henry, 30, Indiana, 1850

Rachel, 23, Indiana, 1857

Alvy, 9, Indiana, 1871

Margaret, 6, Indiana, 1874

Addie, 2, F, Indiana, 1878


1880 HOWARD, COUNTY, INDIANA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Occ, Person, Birth year

MORELAND, Henry, 55, Pennsylvania, 1825

Mary, 35, Ohio, 1845

Ida, 14, Indiana, 1866

Henry, 12, Indiana, 1868

Olive, 5, Indiana, 1875

WARNER, Susan, 29, Indiana, 1851

BELT, Anna, 19, Indiana, 1861

NEIT, Martha, 12, Indiana, 1868

Samuel, 11, Indiana, 1869


1910 WALKER COUNTY, GEORGIA CENSUS

Last Name, First Name, Age, Occ, Person, Father, Mother, Birth year

MORELAND, Henry H., 70, TN, TN, TN, 1840

Fannie, 38, Wife, TN, GA, GA, 1872

Lizzie, 16, GA, TN, TN, 1894

Jefferson A., 16, Son, GA, TN, TN, 1894

Martha, 13, Dau, GA, TN, TN, 1897

Mamie A., 8, Dau, GA, TN, TN, 1902

James H., 5, Son, GA, TN, TN, 1905

Winnie M., 2, Dau, GA, TN, TN, 1908

Jack A., 34, Son, GA, TN, TN, 1876



MARRIAGES IN NOTTINGHAM, ENGLAND CHURCHES 1562-1812

Surname, Groom, Surname, Bride, Parish, Date

MORELAND, Charles & NEWCOM, Mayre, St. Mary, 26 Jan 1626

MORELAND, Charles &, TOWNEROWE, Anne, St. Mary, 21 Jul 1637

MORELAND, John & HOUGH, Ann, St. Mary, 15 Jun 1716
MORELAND, Sameul, & PALETHARP, Ann, St. Peter, 03 Nov 1706

MOORELAND, Mary, & ATTENBORROW, William, St. Nicholas, 25 Feb 1716

MORELAND, Elizabeth & DOD, John, St. Mary, 03 Aug 1712

MORELAND, Margret & HARE, Francis, St. Nicholas, 05 Jul 1637

MORELAND, Marye, & WALKER, Richard, St. Mary, 31 Oct 1613

MORLAND, Anne & HAGUE, Thomas, St. Peter, 29 Oct 1702


ENGLISH OBITUARIES PRIOR TO 1800

MORLAND, Anne (FIELDING), Lady, 2d wife of Sir Sam. MORELAND. 22 Feb 1679-80. (View London, 526; MSS.; Mon. Westm. 217.)

MORLAND, Benjamin, F.R.S. 1706.

MORLAND, Carola (Lady), 1st wife of Sir Saml. MORELAND., Bt., dau. of Roger HARSNET. 10 Oct 1674, aet. 23. (View London, 526; Mon. Westm. 201.)

MORLAND, Eliz., Ly. 1682. (Harl. MSS. 6835.)

MORLAND, Henry, St. Jno. Coll. Proctor, Camb. Clar. 1666. (Carter's Camb. 420.)

MORLAND, Ja., in Argyle Buildgs. 14 Jul 1767. (G.M. 383.)

MORLAND, Jacob, J.P. for Middx., in N. Bond Street. 13 Jan 1734. (G.M. 50; H.R.C. 6; L.M. 47.)

MORLAND, John, Pensylvania. 1761. (L.M. 109.)

MORLAND, Joseph, M.D., F.R.S. 1703.

MORLAND, Rich., jurisconsult., Gray's Inn. 11 Jan 1780. (G.M. 51.)

MORLAND, Sam. (Sir), Knt. and Bt. 1660. 1696-7. (Lysons's Environs London, 2, 414; MS.)

MORLAND, Samuel, F.R.S. 1704. 1716.

MORLAND, Samuel, M.A., F.R.S. 1722.

MORLAND, - (Mrs.), wife of Rev. Thos. M. of Darlington in Yorks. Oct 1791. (G.M. 971.)

MORLAND, - (Rev.), of Hart, Durham. 01 Aug 1770. (G.M. 393.)

MORELAND, Dan., juriscons., in Lincoln's Inn Fds. 11 Jun 1765. (L.M. 379; G.M. 299.)

MORELAND, (alias MORLEY), Sl. (Sir), Berks, E. B. 1660. 1697.

MORELAND, Saml. (Sir), Staffordsh. Nov 1716. (P.S. 12, 562; Ann. Geo. 1. 306.)

MORELAND, Theop., Dutch mercht. 01 Jun 1772. (L.M. 294.)

MORELAND, -, schoolmaster, at St. Paul's. 09 Oct 1733 , aet. 80. (P.S. 46, 439; L.M. 531; G.M. 550.)

MORELAND, -, watchcase maker, St. Anne's, Soho. 29 Jul 1788, aet. 85. (E.M. 152.)


MARRIAGES LICENSES IN ENGLAND 1632-1714

08 Feb 1676-7 TOMLIN, Roger and MORLAND, Mary


MARRIAGES LICENSES ISSUED BY ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY 1679-1694
16 Aug 1682 Richard MORELAND, of St Dunstan's in the West, Lond., Cordwayner, Bachr, abt 23, & Elizabeth FINCH, of St Trinity, Minories, co. Midd., Spr, abt 18, with consent of her mother, her own father being dead; alleged by Edward WEBB, of St Bride's, Lond., Cordwayner; at St Bride's aforesd.

24 Nov 1687 John SHARPYE, of Benenden, Kent, Grazier, Bachr, abt 32, & Mary MORELAND, of Cranbrook, Kent, Spr, abt 20, with consent of her father; alleged by Thos BOYS, of Cranbrook afsd, Clothier; at Benenden or Hawkhurst, Kent.

29 Jun 1689 James CLEMENTS, of Thisleworth, Midd., Shepherd, Bachr, abt 21, & Rebecca MORELAND, of the same, Wid., above 21; at Thisleworth, or St Michaell, Queenhith, Lond.


ENGLISH MARRIAGE LICENSES BY FACULTY OFFICE 1632-1714

27 Nov 1706 MORELAND, Thomas and HUDDLESTON, Jane


CANTERBURY ENGLAND WILLS 1396-1650

MORLAND, Thomas, Wittersham C. 4 2 1494

MORLAND, Margery, wid., STROOD, Kent 1657 157

MORLAND, als. WARLAND, Thomas, see WARLAND.

WARLAND als. MORGAN, Thomas, cooke, New Sarum, Wilts. 1658 278


ARCHBISHOP’S OF CANTERBURY, ENGLAND ACT BOOKS

MORLAND, John (Queens Coll. Oxf.), 1728: Dispens. R. SKELTON, V. Penrith, Cumb.; 7, 224.

MORLAND, Thomas (Edmd. Hall, Oxf.), 1709: Inst. V. Bapchild, Kent; 5, 333. 1716: Dead; 6, 228.


PREROGATIVE COURT OF CANTERBURY, ENGLAND

MORLAND, Thomas, Bullington, S'hants. 1660 180

MORLAND, Elizabeth, spr. 1691 193 will proved

MORLAND, Martin, cit. and haberdasher of Lond. 1692 227 will proved

MORLAND, Richard, mar., Deptford, Kent; 1694 195 will proved

MORLAND, Sir Samuel, Kt. and bt., 1695 240 will proved

DIBBLE, Agnes, wid., MORLAND, Medlezoy, Soms. 1655 184 will proved

MORELAND, Roger, Sampford, Essex. To Eliz. MORELAND., rel. 1612, p. 78., estate administration


REGISTER OF PASSENGERS FROM ENGLAND

12 Jun 1637. The examinaction of John MORLAND: of Norwch and there borne. diar by Trade ageed 70 yeares. is desirous to passe to Rotterdam there to dwell and Remaine.


CHANCERY PROCEEDINGS – ENGLAND

MORLAND - CLARKE 1689 107 73

MORLAND - MATHEWES 1694 337 67

MORLAND - MATHEWS 1694 433 103

NEVE - MORLAND 1673 409 39

SPEARMAN - MORLAND and HOPPER 1705 184 21

WATTON - MORLAND 1654 429 254


BILLS OF PROVY SIGNET 1584-1624

MORLAND, Martin, presentation Jan 1587


BISHOP OF CHICHESTER, ENGLAND – ESTATE ADMINISTRATIONS

MORELAND, Joseph, Petworth P 43 1743


[1] Appeared in The Virginia Genealogist, Vol. 25, No. 1, October-December 1979

[2] Ibid., p. 10 She had married when her father wrote his will on Feb. 25, 1708/09 so probably would have been at least age 16. Although the will doesn't say Jane was the wife of Edward Moreland, Edward Fuller's will was witnessed by Robert Peters, Thomas Faircloth and Edward Moreland. Source: York County Deeds, Orders, and Wills No. 13.

[3] Weynette Parks Haun, compiler, Surry County, Virginia Court Records 1691-1700 Book V (243 Argonne Drive, Durham, NC 27704: n.pub., 1991), p. 1 Mr. Wm. Handcock, Mr. Edwd. Moreland & Mr. Joseph Seate or any two of them were appointed to appraise the estate of Tho. Woulves, dec. Hereinafter cited as Surry Co VA Court Records.

[4] From a list in the state library in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and printed in Appendex E of The Kittochtinny Historical Society, Volume XV, Papers read before the society 1963-1970, p. 392.

[5] Published in Bluegrass Roots, Vol. 16, No. 1, Spring 1989, p. 4.

1 comment:

Jennifer said...

I am interested in the Volume 12, Issue 1 Winter 1998/99 and Volume 12, Issue 2. Can I get a copy of those? I am looking for the Anongamus Moreland line.
Thank you.
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