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Dorothy Dabney

Female Bef 1680 - Abt 1732  (> 52 years)


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  • Name Dorothy Dabney 
    Born Bef 1680  New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died Abt 1732  Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Person ID I108  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 26 Dec 2018 

    Father Cornelius Dabney, I,   b. Dec 1631, Bucknall, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1693/94, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 62 years) 
    Mother Susannah (__),   d. Abt 1722 
    Married Aft 1678 
    Family ID F317  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Capt. William Anderson,   d. 1716/17, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1699-1701  [3
    Children 
     1. William Anderson,   b. Abt 1701/02,   d. Aft 1722  (Age ~ 21 years)
     2. Dabney Anderson,   d. 1734/35, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 4 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F425  Group Sheet

    Family 2 James Trice,   d. Abt 1768, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 1720-22  [4
    Children 
     1. John Trice,   b. Abt 1720,   d. 1745, Caroline County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 25 years)
    Last Modified 5 Jun 2010 
    Family ID F542  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Dorothy Dabney was the fourth child of Cornelius Dabney I and the first child of his second wife, Susannah. According to one estimate, she was probably born about 1680 in the part of New Kent County that is now Hanover County.
      She was married to Capt. William Anderson of King William County between June, 1699, and April, 1701. In 1701, they received a land patent for 179.5 acres in King Wiliam County, recently formed from Pamunkey Neck, previously part of King and Queen County. The patent adjoined three patents awarded at the same time to her half-brothers James and George Dabney and her half-sister Sarah (Dabney) Winston . The patents were awarded because their deceased father, Cornelius Dabney, had a lease or leases in Pamunkey Neck (later King William County) for 600 or 700 acres from the Pamunkey tribe before his death in 1694.
      Dorothy and William had at least eight children. Their eldest son was William, who was living in 1720 when his mother deeded two slaves to him and in 1722 when his grandmother Susanna Dabney Anderson included him in her will, but died before reaching full majority. His brother, Dabney Anderson reached adulthood and died about 1734/35. There were six daughters: Elizabeth, Susannah, Sarah, Mary, Judith, and Ann, concerning whom nothing has been found by this writer.
      William Anderson’s activities in King William County included service as a witness for deeds in 1704 and 1707. On June 20, 1707, he bought a half-acre lot in the recently surveyed village of Delaware Town (now West Point at the southern end of King William County). He was appointed Justice of the Peace in 1710 and sheriff in 1711 and 1712. He died in 1716/17. A copy of the inventory and appraisement of his estate made June 25. 1719 was filed in Louisa County Chancery Suit 1804-006 available in the Library of Virginia’s Chancery Record Index.
      Dorothy remarried to James Trice Jr., probably of neighboring Caroline County, between 1720 and 1722. His father may have been the James Trice who received a land grant of 226 acres in 1673 in New Kent County and was charged with 350 acres in the 1704 Quit Rent Roll in King and Queen County, but in both cases probably in the area that later became Caroline County. James Trice Jr. was a road supervisor in 1733, executor for the estate of his step-son Dabney Anderson in 1735, guardian for Tabitha Booth in 1751, and a juror on five different panels.
      Dorothy died about 1732. James Trice Jr, probably died about 1768, since the appraisal of his estate was dated February 22, 1769. [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17]

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    11. [S169] p. 166, Richmond, Va., Standard newspaper, May 28, 1881, col. 3, genealogical notes by R. A. Brock cite a lost will of William Anderson proved 1717 mentioning wife Dorothy and children Elizabeth, Susannah, Dabney, Sarah, Mary, Judith, and A.

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