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Sarah Dabney

Female Abt 1704 -


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  • Name Sarah Dabney  [1
    Born Abt 1704  King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Person ID I193  Dabneys of Virginia
    Last Modified 19 Jan 2017 

    Father George Dabney, I,   b. Abt 1670, New Kent County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1729-34, King William County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Elizabeth (Eliza) (__),   d. Aft 1729 
    Married C1693/94 
    Family ID F81  Group Sheet

    Family William Winston,   b. Aft 1710, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1760, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1730  [1
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Louise Winston,   d. 1810, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Mary Ann Winston,   b. Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Judge Edmund Winston,   b. ca 1745/50, Hanover County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1818, Lynchburg, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F499  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Sarah Dabney was born to George Dabney I and Elizabeth (Eliza) his wife circa 1704 in King William County, Virginia.
      She married William Winston about 1730. He was born about 1710/11 to Capt. Isaac and Sarah (Dabney) Winston of Hanover County. He was sometimes called “Langaloo Billy” after the farm where he was born, called Llangollau from a locale in Wales near the place of the Winstons’ origin. They had three children: Elizabeth Louise, Edmund, and Mary Ann.
      William was a lieutenant in the militia in the French and Indian War and led his troops into Indian country. He had a high reputation as an orator and one traditional family report described how he encountered a group of soldiers disaffected by the hardships of their service in the wilderness and used his eloquence to persuade and inspire them to renew their efforts.
      He was appointed a Justice of the Peace in Hanover County by the Council in 1737, 1741, 1744, and 1752. He was appointed sheriff by the Governor in 1746. In May and November, 1743, he and William Burrus were authorized by the Council to claim two patents of 5,000 acres each in Brunswick County on the Stocken and Dan Rivers in Brunswick County. These patent authorizations do not appear to have been carried into effect because they cannot be found in the Land Office Grants index at the Library of Virginia or in the Cavaliers and Pioneers abstracts. There are three listings of a William Winston in the Hanover County Quit Rent Rolls for 1753, 1762, and 1763 with 1076 acres, 441 acres, and 750 acres, respectively.
      He was the William Winston. son and heir of the deceased Sarah (Dabney) Winston, who transferred the 179.5 acre tract she patented in 1701 to his sister Lucy’s husband, Cornelius Dabney of King William County in 1732. He was evidently managing the property as early as 1704, when he was charged in the King William County Quit Rent Rolls with 170 acres, rounded down from 179.5 acres to the preceding multiple of 10, as was customary. At the time of the deed, he was “of King and Queen County.”
      As a brother of Sarah (Winston) Syme Henry, he was an uncle of Patrick Henry and as a brother of Lucy (Winston)Dabney Coles, he was a great uncle of Dolly Madison. He died after 1763, when he was listed in the 1763 Rent Roll for Hanover County. No information has been found concerning Sarah’s death. [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]

  • Sources 
    1. [S265] p. 293..

    2. [S1572]

    3. [S265] p. 293-295..

    4. [S265] 293-295.

    5. [S155] v. 4, p. 391; v.5, p. 56, 153, 213, 391..

    6. [S1573] p. 137..

    7. [S1586]

    8. [S276]

    9. [S265] p, 293-295..