Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Frith Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Re: Joseph Frith (d. bef 1740) Henrico Co., VA/m. Ann
Posted by: Ron Bass (ID *****1647) Date: September 09, 2002 at 16:01:38
In Reply to: Re: Joseph Frith (d. bef 1740) Henrico Co., VA/m. Ann by Fran Cobb-Arnold of 613

Rather than sending e-mail, here are some of my notes and sources: I hope this is of some help. Please let me know of anything you may have discovered.

Personal Notes:
Robert Fryth, transported to Charles City County in October 1650. He may have later moved to York County and married Elizabeth. A court record for May 1658, shows that Elizabeth Frith was a widow of Robert with two minor children, Joseph and Ann Frith.

A will executed in 1677 in Rappahannock County, lists this family:
Father: Nathaniel (died 1677)
Mother: Elizabeth
Children: Nathaniel and William (both under 17 years old)
Goddaughter: Rebecca Williams, daughter of Jone Williams

A deed recorded in Chesterfield County, dated 1754:
Joseph Frith buys some land from his father, John Frith, with instructions that he cannot sell it while his father and mother are alive. Witnesses include Rebeckah Frith and John Frith, Jr.

A Chesterfield County court record for September 1781, indicate that John Frith has died. [ Is this John, Jr? ] Court record for October 1786, indicate that John's widow, Martha, has died.
Children of John and Martha are listed as: William, Sally, Archer, Drury, and Henry.

Joseph Frith is listed on 1779 census for Bedford County, mentioned in a 1781 Bedford County will, and listed on the 1786 Franklin County tax roll. No Frith's are shown on the 1787 tax list for Bedford or Franklin county. [is this the same Joseph that is listed as the son of John Frith, Sr.? Did he die in 1787? Next mention of Joseph after 1786 is marriage of Joseph and Latetia in 1792.]


"Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623 - 1666". George Cabel Green. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore. 1978.
Pg 121. Henry FRITH, transported in 1647, by Leonard Pettock, Accomac County.

Pat. Book #2
pg 169 Henry Frith was one of ten persons transported by Leonard Pettock, Accomack County, July 7, 1647.
Edmond Scarbrough - Northampton Co, 6 Oct 1646.
pg 427 Ed. Frith, one of 50 transported , by Wm West, Pequimmin River. 1663
pg 43 Joseph Frith, one of 145 transported by Rich. Webly, Robt. Davis, and Thos Freshwater, Rappa and Northumberland Co, 1664
pg 470 Mary Frith, one of 23 transported by Tho Robinson and Ed. Lewis, Rappa Co, 1662
pg 520 Thos Frith, one of 29 transported by John Bruerton, Westmoreland Co, 1664

"Early Virginia Families Along the James River, Vol II". Louise Pledge and Heath Foley. Richmond, VA. 1978.
Pg 20. Robert FRYTH was one of 25 persons transported by Stephen Hamelin, Charles City County, 26 Oct 1650. (Patent Book 2)
Pg 37. Elin FRITH was one of 11 persons transported by John Epes, Charles City County, 17 Mar 1663. (Patent Book 6)

"Genealogies of Virginia Families, Vol II". Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore. 1982.
Pg 424. Joseph FRITH married Anne GOODWIN some years after 1715 - widow of Robert Goodwin (married in 1696, Robert and Anne lived in Hampton Parish, York County, VA).

Pg 2. Will of Ambrose Cobbs of Brunton Parish Church at Williamsburg. Witnesses: Anne Frith, Joseph Frith, Matthew Pierce. Dated 24 Apr 1718, proved 16 Jun 1718.

(I didn't write down the source for the following from but probably York County, VA)
pg 31 of order book. I John Woods am indebted to Mrs. Elizabeth Frith or her heirs for one seat of Land now in the possession of Elizabeth Frith, to make delivery to the heir of Elizabeth Frith, when he comes of age, Joseph Frith, heir of Mr. Robert Frith, dec'd. and also to him one cow, and one yearling heifer to the other heir, Ann Frith, daughter of Robert and Elizabeth Frith, one mare colt to be delivered the 10th November next and also to her one yearling heifer; if the heir of heirs do not live until they come of age this obligation is void, but left to the disposing of Elizabeth Frith, 31 May 1658.
Wit: Francis Hall, Robert Kempe
Signed by John Wood and Elizabeth Frith.

"Wills of Rappahannock County, Virginia, 1656-1692". William Montgomery Sweeny. 1947.
Nathaniel Frith              3 January 1676/77              4 July 1677
To sons Nathaniel and William Frith my Plantation wch I now live on and the Land belonging to it which is in all 150 acres to be equally divided betwixt them and if one dies the other to have it all. To wife Elizabeth all my moveables and Cattle saving only one cow calf to be delivered to my God daughter Rebecca Williams daughter of Jone Williams. Wife Elizabeth Executrix and if she die Afore they come of age then my tow sons, Nathaniell and William to be possest with their land at 17 years of age.
Wit: Rupert Berker Head, aged 27 years or thereabouts.
Lewis X Jones, aged 40 years or thereabouts.

"Virginia Quit Rent Rolls, 1704, York County"
       Joseph Frith       50 acres

"Virginia Wills and Administrators, 1632 - 1800", compiled by Clayton Torrence.
       Joseph Frith              1712 i               York
Nath'l Frith              1677 w              Rappahannock
       Martha Frith              1786 i              Chesterfield

"Virginia in 1720: A Reconstructed Census" TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL. 1997
       Ann Frith              York County                     7:534
       Joseph Frith               "                            7:534, 624, 626-7, 650, 653, 657-8
7 = "York County, Orders, Wills, Etc. #15, 1716 - 1720", reel 7 (Ann and Joseph were witnesses to a will dated 1718)

“The King’s Passengers to Maryland and Virginia” by Peter Wilson Coldham, Family Line Publications, Westminster, MD. 1997.
Pgs 8-9. ‘Felons Transported from London by the ‘Gilbert’, in October 1720, and registered in Annapolis in May 1721.’ From Middlesex: Elizabeth Cullum, aged 16, Dark; Elizabeth Frith [Firth], aged 19, Fair.

"Some Wills from the Burned Counties of Virginia, and Other Wills Not Listed In Virginia Wills and Administrations, 1632 - 1800". William Lindsey Hopkins. Richmond. 1987.
Pg 60. Ann Frith, will dated 1740, Henrico County.

"Virginia in 1740: A reconstructed Census" TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL. 1997
       Ann Frith              Henrico County       44, 45
       Anne Frith              Henrico County       123
       Thomas Froth               "              44
44 = "Henrico County Order Book, 1737 - 1746"
45 = "Henrico County Wills, 1737 - 1781"
123 = "Some Wills from Burned Counties", by W.L. Hopkins. 1987

"Chesterfield County, Virginia Court Orders, 1749 - 1752". TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL. 1991.
       Pg 21. Joseph Frith, John Ward, and others named to work on road.

"Chesterfield County Virginia, Deeds, 1749 - 1756". Benjamin B. Weisiger. 1986.
Deed bk 2, pg 52: Joseph Frith is witness, dated 4 Aug 1753.
       " , pg 216: dated 3 Dec 1754.
John Frith of Chesterfield County, to Joseph Frith of same, for L10, land on south side of Anderson's Road, joining George Hester and Thomas Eless, 100 acres. Said Joseph shall not sell any of the land during the life of his father and mother.
Witness: Rebeckah (X) Frith, John Frith, Jr., John Ward.

"Chesterfield County Virginia, Deeds, 1756 - 1764". Benjamin B. Weisiger. 1989.
Deed bk 3, 1755 - 1759. pg 255: John Frith is witness to land transaction dated 7 April 1758.
Deed bk 4, 1779 - 1764. pg 584: John Frith is witness, dated 9 Nov 1760. (signed by / mark).

"Virginia in 1760: A reconstructed Census" TLC Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL. 1997.
George Frith       Nansemond County       78:144, 78:148
John Fryth       Chesterfield County       33:90
78 = "The Vestry Book of the Upper Parish, Nanesmond County, VA, 1743 - 1793".
33 = "Chesterfield County, VA, Order Bood 3, 1759 - 1767", Library of Virginia, Reel 39.

"Chesterfield County Virginia, Deeds, 1764 - 1768". Benjamin B. Weisiger. 1989
(No Frith's are mentioned)

From Ancestral File:
Thomas Frith       b: 1777 (Franklin Co, VA) md. Elizabeth Scarborough

"Chesterfield County Virginia, Wills, 1774 - 1802". Benjamin B. Weisiger. 1986.
Court book 6. Court of 7 Sep 1781, pg 325: Patty Frifth granted administration of estate of John Frifth.
Will book 4, pg 81: 14 Oct 1786. Inventory of Martha Frith.
Court book 7. Court of 14 oct 1790, pg 496: Overseers of Poor, District 3, bind James Moor, a poor orphan; also Drury Frifth, orphan of John Frifth.
Will book 4 pg 323: Estate of Polly Frith, in account of Thomas Burfoot, D Sheriff and administrator. Recorded 6 June 1791.
Court book 9. Court of 11 Aug 1791, pg 163: Thomas Burfoot granted administration of estate of John Fryth.
Court of 12 Aug 1791, pg 189: William Cliborne and Sally his wife, Archer Fryth, Drury Fryth, and Henry Fryth, which said persons are children of John and Martha Fryth, dec'd - against Thomas Burfoot, Administrator of John and Martha Fryth, and William Fryth, eldest son of said John and Martha, court rules that estate is to be divided as by order of 6 June 1787.
Order book 12. Court of 9 Oct 1797, pg 324: Overseer of Poor, District 3, bind
Henry Frith and Elizabeth Harris, poor orphans.
Court of 10 Sep 1798, pg 573: Henry Frith, orphan of John Frith, chooses Thomas Martin as his guardian.
Order book 14. Court of 13 Sep 1802, pg 345: Thomas Martin granted administration of estate of Drury Frith, Dec'd.
Will book 5. pg 310: Will of Currel Keen: to daughter Tabitha Frith; items. Wife Elizabeth, children Henry, Elisha, Jeremiah, Rhoda. Dated 26 June 1800. [William Frith and Tabitha Keen were married 19 March 1798, in Chesterfield County, VA]

"Bedford County Will Book 1, 1759 - 1787". Ann Chilton. 1988.
       (Nothing on Frith)

Thomas Firth is charged with tax in 1787, Brunswick County (age over 21).
       # males, white > 16 and < 21               0
       # blacks > 16                             3
       # blacks < 16                             5
       # horses, colts, mares, & mules        6
       # cattle                            17
William Firth is listed and shows Thomas Firth as being charged with his tax. (Marriage records for 1782 - 1802, list several Firth's including 3 William Firth's).

"Abstracts of Bedford County, Virginia; Wills, Inventories, and Accounts: 1754-1787."
Page 125. Will of Edward Hatcher dated 1 Sep 1781, mentions land boardering Joseph Frith, James Greer, and John Payn.

"Franklin County, Virginia; A History". Marshall Wingfield.
Page 206. Joseph Frith is on the 1786 tax list for Franklin County.

Joseph Frith is shown in the Bedford County, VA, census record for 1779. No Frith's are shown on the 1787 tax list for Bedford or Franklin county.

"Bedford County Will Book 2, 1787 - 1803". Ann Chilton. 1988.
       28 Jan 1802: Joseph Frith, Letta Frith are witness to will of Elizabeth Brooke.
              (see Franklin County marriages for Joseph Frith and Lettishe Fowler, July 1792)

"Annals of Southwest Virginia, 1769 - 1800", Lewis Summers.
Pg. 838. June 4, 1793. John Frith exempted from payment of County (Montgomery County) levies and Poor rates.

1800 Tax List, Bedford County, VA
Joseph FRITH              
Harbert “
Thomas “
William “
Joseph “
Thomas “

"Computer Indexed marriage Records" Nicholas Russell Murray. Hammond, LA.
Sally FRITH              William CLYBORNE              20 Aug 1785       Chesterfield Co, VA
William FRYTH       Anne HILL                     24 Dec 1791        "
Rebecca FRITH       James PUCKETT              22 Dec 1796        "
Drury "              Polly MARTIN                     20 Mar 1798        "
William "              Tabitha KEEN                     19 Mar 1798        "
Nancy        "              Robert ROSS                     22 Dec 1788       Bedford Co, VA
William "              Rhoda MASON              27 Aug 1796              "
Thomas "              Ruth A. GOFF                     24 Feb 1800               "
Tuder "              Mrs. Mary HALLETT              22 Sep 1802       Norfolk Co, VA

"Franklin County VA, Marriages" collected by Dorothy Murray. Hunting for Bears, Inc.
Joseph                     Letitia or Littishe FOWLER       23 Jul 1792        Franklin Co, VA
Rebecca              Dawson GOSSNELL                Sep 1804              "
Rebecca              Dawson GOSENELL                Sep 1804              "
Thomas              Elizabeth SCARBOROUGH       4 Jul 1817              "
Rebecca              Page THORNTON              11 Feb 1839              "
John                     Elizabeth PAYNE              16 Nov 1840              "
Jacob                     Mary J. BEHELER              28 Jan 1845              "
Susan Ann C.              John McGHEE              25 Jan 1847              "
Robert R.              Mary E. WAGGONER       12 Mar 1850              "
Elizabeth              Chas Booker POWELL       29 Jul 1852              "
Thomas D.              Caroline E. WINGFIELD        Nov 1853              "
Martha E.              Jeremiah YOUNG              2 Nov 1858              "
Lucinda              Samuel P. HODGES              6 Dec 1858              "
Avis S.                     William HARRISON              15 Apr 1845              "

Marriage Bonds of Franklin County, Virginia: 1786-1858. Marshall Wingfield.
Joseph Frith               Letitia Fowler                     23 July 1792 Daughter of Susannah
Blankenship. Surity: Isham Blankenship.
John              Elizabeth PAYNE              16 Nov 1840 Daughter of Frances.
Surity: Thomas A. Payne
Jacob              Mary J. BEHELER              28 Jan 1845 Surity: John Beheler
Robert R.       Mary E. WAGGONER       12 Mar 1850 Daughter of Jane

1850 Mortality Schedule, Virginia
John Frith, age 8, born in Virginia, of Henrico County, died in August 1850, of Typhoid Fever

Notify Administrator about this message?

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network