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James Binford of Charles City County, VA
Posted by: Joyce Rape Harrison Date: February 23, 2001 at 13:59:27
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This message if addressed to Dan Edmundson who posted a query on Oct. 30, 2000 concerning his ancestor James Binford.

From the book CHARLES CITY COUNTY, VIRGINIA ORDER BOOK, 1676-1679, by Margaret McNeill Ayres, 1968, p. 58: "At Court at Westover, 3rd June 1678: James Binford showing that John Banister by will left land to Sarah Chappell daughter of Thos. Chappell after death of Banister's widow, Jas. Wallace secured the land on marrying the widow. She now dead Binford petitions for his wife Sarah Chappell. Wallace being willing, confirmed by court."

Thomas Chappell had married the daughter of Lt. John Banister. Banister left an inheritance to his granddaughter Sarah Chappell. After Banister's death, his widow Joan (Sarah Chappell's step-grandmother), married James Wallace.

From the book TIDEWATER VIRGINIA FAMILIES by Virginia Lee Hutcheson Davis, 1989, pages 444-445 under the heading "Joseph Ellyson": "James Binford gave the land on which the Quaker Meeting House, known as Merchant's Hope Meeting, stood (1700). . . It is believed that James Binford and his wife had three children: John who married Agnes Mosby; Thomas, who married Elizabeth; and Peter who married Rebecca Chappel. John Binford grew up in the Quaker faith and married within the Society. Agnes was the daughter of Edward and Sarah Woodson Mosby, and she and John were married on 12th day 9th month, 1719. The children of John and Agnes were: Mary, James, who married Martha Chappell (4th day 3rd month 1751) and Agnes, who married Benjamin Chappell (3rd day 8th month 1754, both children of Thomas Chappell"

The Thomas Chappell who married Agnes Binford was probably the nephew or great nephew of Sarah Chappell Binford. She had a brother also named Thomas Chappell.

There is a lot of information about the Binford family in HENRICO MONTHLY MEETING records published in the ENCYLOPEDIA OF QUAKER GENEALOGY, 1750-1930, VOL. VI which can be purchased on CD from Family Tree Maker (

Happy hunting.

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