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Re: Early Virginia Jolliff (e) questions.
Posted by: Rebecca Everett (ID *****9176) Date: May 03, 2004 at 11:31:50
In Reply to: Early Virginia Jolliff (e) questions. by Rick Reid of 254

OH those convoluted Joliffs/ Jolleys/ Jollys/ Jollits/ Jollitts/ Jolliffes, etc etc!!! They are the sources of many a genealogist's headache to be sure! I am equally interested in ANY documentation as to birth, marriage and death statistics for the several Johns and their cohorts.

I have a 2 vol. set entitled "Marriages of Some Virginia Residents 1607-1800", Dorothy Ford Wulfeck. , In Vol. II, section (originally vol.5), SURNAMES Mi-Q, page 48 it lists:

RIGGLESWORTH
`Jane(___) m. Thomas H. Lownd.
`Mary m. John Joliffe.
`Rachel m. Isaac Fisher.
(no dates given)

and on pp.46-47, same Vol. section (originally vol. 4) SURNAMES I-Me:

JOLLET
`Sophia m. Cuthbert Norman.

JOLLETT
`Judy m. William Cave.

JOLLEY
`Henry m. 15 Aug., 1723, Anne Ellis. (Christ Church, p.166.)
`Henry m. 20 Oct., 1796, Sarah Hurt. Sur. Cary Hurt. Amelia Co. Mar. Record.
`Susan m. Abraham Womack.

JOLLIFF
`Elizabeth m. Thomas Hasgood.
`Elizabeth m. John Payne.
`Sally m. Joshua Duggen.

JOLLIFFE ( or JOLIFFE)
`Elizabeth m. John McAllister.
`James, d. ca 1771, Uniontown, Penna., son of William and Phoebe (___); m. 1760, near Winchester, Va., Hanna Springer, dau. of Josiah. (Joliffe, p. 80) (referencing: "Historical, Genealogical and Biographical Account of the Joliffe Family of Virginia", by William Joliffe. 1893)
`John, son of Thomas of Cofton Hall, England, to Va. ca 1652; m. ca 1662/3, Mary Rigglesworth, dau. oand heiress of Peter of Norfolk Co. (Joliffe, p. 43)
`John, b. 26 Feb., 1775, Frederick Co., son of Capt. John and Mary (Dragoo); m. 10 March, 1807, Frances Helm, b. 24 June, 1787. (Joliffe, pp.102-3)
`John, b. 18 June 1751, Frederick Co.; d. 1777 in Rev. War, son of William and Lydia (Hollingworth); m. 1774, by a Methodist minister, Mary Dragoo, Dau.of Peter. She m. (2) Capt. John Steed. (Joliffe, pp. 88,89,90,92)
`Joseph m. (1) Ruth ___; m. (2) Elizabeth ___; res. Norfolk Co. (Joliffe p.43)
`Lydia m. James Bruce.
`Mary m. Col. Robert Higgins.
`Mary m. John Bacon. (!)
`Peggy m. Cuddy Dum. :o)
`Phoeby m. Mordecai Yarnell.
`Sarah m. Henry Lowe.
`William, b. 21 Sept., 1776, Frederick Co., son of Capt. John and Mary (Dragoo); m. 12 Sept., 1799, rebecca Neill, cau. of Lewis and Rachel (Janney); res. Berkeley Co; rem. to Alexandria, Va. (Joliffe, p.108) she, dau. of Lewis and Lydia (Hollingsworth). (Joliffe p.186)
`William, b. 1720/1, son of William and Phoeby (___); m. (1) Sept.,1750, Lydia (Hollingsworth) Ross, dau of Stephen and widow of John Ross; m. (2) 9 April, 1761, Elizabeth Walker, b. 8 Oct., 1732, dau. of Abel and Sinah (___) of Frederick Co. (Joliffe, p.76)

JOLLY
`Charlotte m. John Bertrand, Sr.
`Dudley m. 14 May, 1716, Martha Gardner. (Christ Church, p.162)
`Edward of Dinwiddie Co. m. Frances Meanley, dau. of Absalom and Susanna (Jarrett). 9T122
`Elizabeth m. George Humphrey (2nd wife).
`Frances m. Richard Gaines.

I have also, the Nugent volumes I, II & III. In volume II, in addition to the one you mention, Rick, appear this entry:

"JOHN JOLLIFFE, 867 acs., Low. Norf. Co., at head of the broad Cr., of the W. br. of Eliz. Riv., 20 Apr. 1682. p. 140. Adj. Thomas Cottle; James Murray; &c. 267. granted him 18 Oct. 1664; 200 acs. granted Jno. Jolliffe, Senr. 13 Jan. 1661; 400 acs. for trans. of 8 pers: Jno. May, Tho. Nutt, Herbert Spring, James Coppin, Andrew Street, Rich. Heath, Tho. Dulana, James Aust."

and these intriguing entries:

"CHARLES EDMONDS, THO. HANCOCK & RICHD. TAYLOR, 3000 acs., New Kent Co., on the North River where sd. Edmonds liveth; 7 Apr. 1674, p. 507. Trans. of 60 pers: ... Jno. Jolly, ..."(etc.)

So here is another John Jolly (?)

"MARY HOLLOWELL, 400 acs., Low. Norf. Co., towards head of the W. br. of Eliz. Riv., 20 Apr. 1682, p. 145, 300 acs. beg. on line of Peter Rigglesworth; which land was granted to Mary Capps 16 Mar. 1663 & due sd. Mary Hollowell, her dau. & sole heiresse; 100 acs. adj. sd. tract; & land of Tho. Cottle, &c; due for trans. of: Arthur Spoure (or Spourl), twice."

"JEAN LOVELL. 17 acs., Low, Norf. Co., on S, side of the W. br. of Eliz. Riv., being the povnts adjacent to her land of Rigglesworth's pattent: beg. at the br. opposite to Granger's Cutt; to Horher's corner; &c. 20 apr. 1682, p. 146, Trans. of: Arthur Spoar (?)"

These dates, and the connection to the Rigglesworth patent are intriguing. Are these women connected? Are they connected to Rigglesworths? The date is the same as the Land Patents you mentioned, found under THOMAS TUCKER, in same volume, granted to John Jolliffe.

And just for fun, who is Arthur Spoure/Spourl/Spoar, that he should be transported twice (!?) by one woman, Mary as well as also by/or together with, another woman, Jean?

So many Q's, so few A's...

Please keep us posted should any tidbit come to light. And I will do the same. Happy trails-following to you!

Rebecca Everett

"...press forward...with a perfect brightness of hope..."


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