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Rigsby immigrants
Posted by: Ken Hinds (ID *****4287) Date: November 06, 2007 at 16:35:11
In Reply to: Miscellaneous Rigsby notes by Ken Hinds of 1034

Please read the introductory message (#857) for an
explanation of this file.

WARNING: I can't guarantee that all the information here
is correct.

Thomas Rigsby arr 1623 Buck/Brick Row, VA
Jane Rigsby arrived 1733-02-xx MD or VA [ship Smith, I think]

Surely some arrived between 1700 and 1800.

[R74] William Rigsby 35 arrived 1835-06-08 NY from Liverpool, ship Brittania
Ann Rigsby 30
Fanny Rigsby 8
Mary Ann Rigsby 7
[R82] George Rigsby c1798 arr before 1836
[R59?] Josiah Rigsby c1815 [1795] arr before 1838
John Rigsby c1794 arr before 1844
[R92] James Rigsby c1811 arr before 1851
David Rigsby 1815 arr before 1853
Thomas Rigsby c1823 arr before 1854
[R66] William Rigsby 1821 arr c1856
John Rigsby c1832 arr before 1860
A F Rigsby arr 1859-12-01 on Northern Light
James Rigsby 1825 arr before 1870

see GREER, GEORGE CABELL. Early Virginia Immigrants, 1623-1666.
Richmond [Va.]: W.C. Hill Printing Co., 1912, 376p. Reprinted by
Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1978. Repr. 1982. [p279]
see NUGENT, NELL MARION. Cavaliers and Pioneers: Abstracts of Virginia
Land Patents and Grants, 1623-1666. Vol. 1. Richmond [VA]: Dietz
Printing Co., 1934. 767p. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co.,
Baltimore, 1983. [p11, p60, p400]


Cavaliers & Pioneers

Patent Book No. 1-Part 1

William Farrar, sonne & heire m William Farrar, late of Henrico deed., 2000
acs. Henrico Co., 11 June 1637, p. 436. Abutting Ely. upon the Gleab land of
Varina, extending Wly. to the bottome of-Island, Sly. upon the maine river &
Nly. into the woods. Trans. at his owne costs of 40 pers: Tho. Williams, Rich.
Johnson, JON. HELY, Jon. Frame (or France), Eustace Downes, Jon. Pead, Edwd.
-> Fewson, Rich. Greeke, James Rigsby, Jon. Pratt, Eliza. Foster, Jon. Hues, Hen.
Gyllom Wm. Thomas, Jon. Baker, Pauick Robinson, Christo. Penhorne, Math.
Waraner, Jon. Smith, Wm. Towers, Wm. Baker, Edwd. Hooke, Mary Heynes, John
Garner, Wm. Richardson Jon. Howman, Math. Brownridge, Rich. Lewd, Jon. Gibson,
Jon. Price, Fr. Posey, James Roberts, Robert Turner William Dawson, Giles
Crump, Rich. Garner, Howell Edmonds, Martin Dimock, Henry Howell, Robert

Filby, P. William, ed.. Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

1677 Robert Rigsbie arrive MD
1637 James Rigsby arrive Henrico Co VA
(no date) Jane Rigsby [prob James] w/ wife Alice
1695 John Rigsby arrive VA

Boston Passenger Lists, 1820-1943

1904-07-28 Ann Rigsbee age 17; Scandinavian; last Residence Norway;
arrived Boston on Ivernia from Liverpool; friend Ole O Rigstof

Virginia Genealogical Society Quarterly Vol XXVI No 4 p254
Importations in the Orange Co VA Order Book

1756-05-25 John Rigby was imported into this Colony directly from
Great Brittain

New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957
[I picked only those arriving before 1900]

1862-04-22 Wm Rigsbe age 28, from US; ship Chicopee from Remedios, Cuba
1859-12-01 A F Rigsby age 25, from Spain; ship Northern Light from Aspinwall, Panama
1833-06-06 Wm Rigsby age 30, from England; ship Bristol from Bristol, ENG

One researcher says unconfirmed information from one source says that
the Rigsbys came to America on a convict ship from England.

-- database
Border crossings from Canada to the US 1895 - 1956

Buffalo NY
1914-11-02 John P Rigsby age 35, b Stoney Creek CAN
last residence Toronto CAN
destination: Pittsburg PA
occupation: engineer
relative: father Walter
brown hair, blue eyes, medium complexion

Niagara Falls NY
1919-02-19 Walter Rigsby age 24, b London, ONT, CAN
last residence London ONT
destination: Pittsburg PA
occupation: clerical worker
relative: father Walter Rigsby, Lambert ONT
brother John P Rigsby, 153 Lloyd St, Edgewood
brown hair, brown eyes, medium complexion

Nyando NY
1911 Rose Alvina Rigsbar age 14,
relation: uncle Edwin Rigsbar


Naturalization Records

Rigby, James 1844 O-29 471 [Who is this?]
Rigby, Thomas 1849 O-31 209 [Who is this?]
Rigby, Thomas 1852 O-32 92 [Who is this?]

Bonded Passengers to America (Volumes I and II) 1615-1775 & 1617-1775

Rigsby, Jane S Jan T Feb 1733; Smith to MD or VA

Rigby, Elinor PT 1763-04-xx
Rigby, Elizabeth S Apr T May 1720; Honour to York River VA
Rigby, James SQ 1773-02-xx
Rigby, John S Jun-Dec 1738 T 14 yrs 1739-01-xx; Dorsetshire to VA
Rigby, Nicholas S Jan-Feb 1774

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