Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameMary Vandivers 814,811, 7G Grandmother
Deathaft 1727, Prince George Co VA
Spouses
1John Ledbetter Sr. , 7G Grandfather
Birthca 1662, Charles City Co VA
Death1730 Age: 68
FatherHenry Ledbetter (ca1625-ca1700)
MotherMary House (ca1625->1673)
Marriageca 1687
ChildrenRichard (1666-ca1759)
Notes for John (Spouse 1)
John Ledbetter's name is found frequently in early Virginia records. Several are listed in the Ledbetter book.813 The most important listings, which give evidence that John is father of Richard Ledbetter, is given below:

30 May 1712 Robert Bolling surveyed for John Ledbetter "100 acres on the north side of Warwick, adjoining his old land," Prince George Plat Book, p 751.

18 June 1712 Robert Bolling surveyed for Richard Ledbetter 116 acres south side Jones Hole.

1 March 1721-2 and indenture and release from John Ledbetter and wife Mary to Richard Ledbetter "200 acres now in possession of said Richard, situated on both sides Worocok Branch adjoining Hugh Lee," witnessed by James Thweat and John Edwards.815

8 March 1721-2, Richard Ledbetter made an indenture and release to William Ledbetter and wife Francis "50 acres now in possession of said William on the Main Worocock Branch on the north side thereof, at the mouth of the Alder Branch, thence up the two branches."816
Notes for John (Spouse 1)
III. Third Generation in Virginia, cont.808

4. John, Senior, b 1664 or earlier in Charles City County and d 1730 or later at the same place, then in Bristol Parish, Prince George County, Virginia.

John is first mentioned in the patent of 20 Apr 1694 issued to the three as mentioned above under Francis. Under date of 3 Oct 1696 John Ledbetter sued Jacob Colson, and neither party appearing, the case was dismissed, Charles City County Court Order Book, p 592, by Ann B. Peebles.

10 Oct 1702 Robert Bolling surveyed for John Ledbiter 400 acres of land in Charles City County on the south side of Black­ water, "English Duplicates of Lost Virginia Records," by Louis des Cognets, Jr. (1958). 17 March 1711/12 there was surveyed for Samuel Lee, 172 acres on the north side of Warwick Swamp on the east side of the Great Branch thereof, "beginning on John leadbiter's corner," Plat Book Prince George County from a photo­static copy p 79 in the Archives, Richmond.

John was rather active in Prince George County from about 1711 to 1727. His activities included: 10 Jan 1714/ 15 witnessed
deed from John Hamlin to Cuthbert Williams; 12 March 1715/16 on jury to divide land in suit Stitch Bolling v. Robert and Thomas Bolling; 10 May 1715 on grand jury of Prince George County; and on the jury on dates 14 May 1717 at Merchants Hope, 11 Nov 1718, 14 Feb 1720/21.. On 11 Feb 1720/21 overseer of road from south side of Warwick to Nottaway Road.

John was appraiser on estates of deceased: Elizabeth Spell, widow of George, on 2 Jan 1716, Richard Tidmarsh 11 July 1726.

18 June 1726 John and Mary had slave b named Tab; 30 Dec 1726 John's slave Robin died.

24 July 1727 John and Samuel Lee, under order of Bristol Parish Vestry held at Ferry Chapple Church, were to procession land on the south side of Bristol Parish in Worocock Swamp, and about the same date the land of John Ledbetter and Samuel Lee, "the parties being present," was processioned. This meant to mark the boundaries anew, perhaps by hacking or glazing trees. This is the last record on John and wife Mary.

30 May 1712 Robert Bolling surveyed for John "100 acres on the north side of Warwick, adjoining his old land," Prince George Plat Book, p 751. On 18 June 1712 Robert Bolling sur­veyed for Richard 116 acres south side Jones Hole. On 1 March 1721-22 an indenture and release from John, Sr, and wife Mary to Richard "200 acres now in possession of said Richard, situated on hoth sides Worocock Branch adjoining Hugh Lee" was witnessed by James Thweat and John Edwards as shown Deed Records Prince
George County, p 520-21, Richmond Archives. Before the same witnesses on 8 March 1721-22, as shown in the same record, pages 523-524, Richard made an indenture and release to William (whose wife was Francis), "50 acres now in possession of said William, on the Main Worocock Branch on the north side thereof, at the mouth of the Alder Branch, thence up the 2 branches."

The items in the last paragraph above are evidence that Richard was a son of John, Senior, and wife Mary. But we have no direct record that John and Mary had any children. Richard might have been a nephew, and as a part of the same transaction conveyed to his brother William. In any event, we shall see later in this account that William (whose wife was Francis) was certainly the son of Francis, Senior.
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