Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameSusannah Hatcher 1838,2743, 8G Grandmother
Birthca 1642, Henrico Co VA
Deathaft 1699, Henrico Co VA (probably) Age: 57
FatherWilliam Hatcher (ca1613-1680)
1Thomas Burton 1838,2742,2743, 8G Grandfather
ChildrenThomas (1663-<1691)
 Susannah Anne (1664-1736)
 John (1666-1754)
 Isaac (1667->1735)
 Abraham (1669-1736)
2John Seward , Step 8G Grandfather
Notes for Susannah Hatcher
From The Family of Bartholomew Stovall2744

(Eight Generations of Stovalls in England and America)

Of Susannah, wife first of Thomas Burton and then of John Steward, we know little. Apparently she inherited her father's legendary temper, for on 1 August 1685 she was compelled to appear in the County Court to apologize to one James Ekins (Jr.) for having called him a hog-stealer.[21] Her license to marry John Steward is not dated but was returned 20 November 1686 and recorded 1 December 1686;[22] the marriage will have taken place that year. On 1 December 1699 she renounced dower on 100 acres sold by John Steward to Michael Turpin;[23] that same day her husband, as guardian of her daughter Ann (Burton) Stovall, received an acknowledgment from Bartholomew Stovall that he had now received all her interest in her father's estate.[24] when her husband made a later conveyance in April 1701[25] the deed is so nearly illegible that it is impossible to say whether or not she was alive and a participant.

[21] Henrico Co. Colonial Records 1:325.
[22] Id. 1:389.
[23] Id. 6:155.
[24] Id. 3:245.
[25] Id. 6:224.
Notes for Thomas (Spouse 1)
He may have been born (about 1634) in Virginia or he may have emigrated as a child or young adult. While the remaining Charles City County court order books contain a number of references to his brother John Burton, whose will, dated 12 February 1689/90 and proved in Henrico County 1 April 1690, makes no reference to Thomas, there is only one item relating to Thomas; on 20 April 1663 Thomas Crane, merchant was nonsuited against him. On 2 June 1679 he appears as one tithable on the Henrico County list, and on 10 July 1680 he acquired by assignment a patent to 350 acres of the plantation called "Cobbs" on the Appomattox River.2742

On 13 December 1681 Thomas Burton made gifts of cattle and swine to his sons John and Abraham Burton and on 1 January 1685/6 he made a deed of gift of land to his four sons, Thomas (eldest), John, Isaac and Abraham (youngest). Within a month he was dead and his widow Susannah was granted administration of his intestate estate on 1 February 1685/6. An estate inventory was filed 1 April 1686. Estate debts were paid by 1 December 1686.2742


In 2017 a person descended from Thomas Burton and Susannah Hatcher applied for membership in the Jamestowne Society. The application was not granted on the basis that the Society does not accept the Burton-Hatcher wedding as having been proven.

From: Jamestowne Society <jamestowne.society@verizon.net>
To: juliathmsn <juliathmsn@aol.com>
Sent: Mon, Jan 8, 2018 2:41 pm
Subject: RE: Request for an Invitation to Join Society.

We do not accept the Burton – Hatcher connection as there is no proof.
Hopefully she has another line.
Best wishes,
Bonnie Hofmeyer
Executive Director
Jamestowne Society
PO Box 6845
Richmond, Virginia 23230
Last Modified 8 Jan 2018Created 27 Dec 2020 using Reunion for Macintosh
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