Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
Heathcock Genealogy Database - Person Sheet
NameFrancis Ledbetter 811,1887, 8G Uncle
Birthca 1653, Charles City Co VA814
Death1742 Age: 89
FatherHenry Ledbetter (ca1625-ca1700)
MotherMary House (ca1625->1673)
MarriageBristol Psh, Prince George Co VA811
ChildrenDrury (ca1688-)
 William (ca1696-)
Notes for Francis Ledbetter
III. Third Generation in Virginia808

We do not have any record as to any brothers and sisters of Henry. Francis, Senior, could be a brother of Henry but is more likely his oldest son. A sister or daughter of Henry had likely married Wm Jones and had Ledbetter Jones, who married a Martha and they on Jan 1721 became the parents of Elizabeth Jones and 19 July 1725 became the parents of Francis Jones. We do not have· the name of Henry's wife or date of marriage. Henry and wife likely had the following sons: Francis, John Sr., Drury, William.

3. Francis, b about 1653 in Charles City County, Virginia, d before 1743 at the same place, then in Bristol Parish, Prince George County. Francis is first mentioned 3 Dec 1677 in Order Book of Charles City County, p 257, Ann Peebles, unpublised record, in suit by Eusebius King against Francis for debt. In the same court during 1678 and 1679, as shown by fragments of the records, Francis was sued for debt at least by Thomas Hermison, Thomas Clarke, Francis Epps and Major General Abraham Wood. In the same court during the same period Francis brought suits for debt at least against Wm Dodson, Thomas Parke and John Sturdivant. Also at Westover in 1678 Francis took out adrninistration on the estate of Henry Foster, deceased, because Francis had boarded him and kept him in time of sickness. On 16 Aug 1678 Francis bought a white faced sorrel horse and black mare from Indians. On 3 June 1679 Francis was on the jury in Charles Ciry. 20 April 1694 a patent was issued by Lieutenant Governor Edward Andrews to Francis and John Ledbetter, whom we conclude were brothers, and to William Jones, whom we conclude married their sister. The grant was for 300 acres of land in the forks of Warrock Main Swamp, then in Charles City County, in consideration of their having transported six unnamed persons to the colony. The patent is found in Book 8, p 367, of Charles City County Grant Book in the Archives of Land Office at Richmond. 26 April 1694, as shown in Charles City County Patent Book 7, p 387, and also in Nimmo's Manuscript Notes, there was granted to Francis Ledbetter 548.32 acres of land adjoining Hugh Lee's land on the south side of the Appomattox River in Charles City County in the part which became Prince George County after 1702. The land was in the same vicinity and perhaps a little south of the 3OO acres. In 1704 Francis is listed as owning 100 acres of land and Jolin 400, as disclosed by the Quit Rent Rolls of Prince George County, 28 Virginia Magazine of History and Biography, p 334.

13 June 1743 a patent issued to Henry Ledbetter for 200 acres of land in Prince George County between Procock and Warwick Swamp "on the line of Francis Ledbetter, deceased, and below the house of Henry“ Prince George County Grant Book 20 p 552. How long Francis had been dead ·we do not know but judging from the usual slowness of the issuing of patents it might have been a few years before 1743. We are also of the opinion the Henry was the one called Junior who moved to Brunswich County about 1729. The recital of "house of said Henry" also represented a historical fact inasmuch as such recitals often occur long after­wards. We also conclude that the above patent is some evidence that Henry, Jr, was a son of Francis, and the patent issued to Henry after the death of his father. This conclusion is also aided by the recital in the St Andrews Parish minutes in Brunswick County in 1745 to the effect that Henry was paid 1200 lbs. of tobacco "for keeping his mother," who probably came to live with him after the death of Francis in 1743 or earlier.
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