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Re: Joseph Frith (d. bef 1740) Henrico Co., VA/m. Ann
Posted by: Richard Thrift (ID *****5791) Date: February 26, 2009 at 12:17:10
In Reply to: Joseph Frith (d. bef 1740) Henrico Co., VA/m. Ann by Francine Cobb-Arnold of 613

I'm interested in any more details on these people.

I also have some specific questions:

Is this the same Joseph Frith? What are the circumstances for this item?
Orders, Wills, Etc. no 14, 1709-1716
p.501, 21 May 1716, Scipio an Indian boy belonging to Joseph Frith adjudged 11 years of age.

Are there known descendants of John Frith, Crosia's brother?

One transcription of the will of Ann (Goodwin?) Frith, Joseph's wife, has her name spelled as "FIRTH". Was this will transcribed correctly? See below, also see the entry for Ann FYRTH posted at the same site. That appears to be the same Anne Firth, based on the names GEORGE HASTENES / GEO. HAISTIEN.

Are there OTHER documents for these people that use the Firth /Fyrth surname? I don't want to miss any because of using the wrong name. SO could John Frith's descendants have used the name Firth?

This is probably the SECOND marriage for Anne. It appears Ann previously married Robert Goodwin & had a son Martin Goodwin. Is anything known about Martin? Are there any clues to a first marriage for Joseph? Did Joseph have kids by a wife before Ann?

Lastly, once I saw some kind of court case that mentioned Joseph, but I can't find it now. He may have been a witness or juror. Does anyone have more info?

Richard Thrift

Posted 12/03/2001
This will was transcribed by Laurana Holman Schamma in Mo. with the permission of Pollye Jeane Simmons, McCoy, now Mrs. Frank Chupka of Texas and was sent to us to share with all descendants of Ann Firth and William and Rebecca Firth Eddins / Edens.
Bill Cook, Eddings list administrator

" Will of ANNE FIRTH of Dale Parish
To son JOHN FIRTH, plantation where he lives, 200 acres. all on south side of Second Branch, also Bible & items.
To daugher REBECCA EDDINS, $1 shilling.
To son-in-law ROBERT COBBS. plantation where he now lives with all land I hold on north side of Second Branch, 200 Acres, and all the rest of my estate, & to be executor.
Dated 16 Feb. 1739
Recorded "April 1740"
"One other record found on ANNE reads:
ANNE FYRTH (WIDOW)400 acs. Henrico County N. side of Appomattox River, adj. GEO. HAISTIEN on S. side of Hastien's Br. & on E. side of Buck Br. 4/11/1732, 40 shillings."
Jean Pasteur        1719        York County Records        Jean Pasteur and Joseph Frith bondsmen for Richard Stewart as guardian of John and James Morris, sons of James Morris, decd. Dec. 21, 1719. York County Records, D. O. W. 15, p. 526.
Robert Goodwin (James) was married before 1696 to Anne -----. By occupation he was a planter. They resided in Hampton parish, York county, Va., and in 1696 Robert was grantee in a deed from Peter Goodwin, the witnesses being John, Matthew, and Martin. A Robert was mentioned in 1711 as being one of the patrons of a private school. Anne Goodwin was permitted to keep an ordinary in 1715. A few years later she had married Joseph Frith, and was devisee of her son Martin, deceased, one of the orphan children of Robert Goodwin, deceased.

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