Dear John M. South,
I am so glad to know you are still working on the SOUTHS. I should be asking you for information because you are the South expert. In the states I just concentrated on my line once I couldn't find an earlier connection. I found possibly dozens of connections to England. I found only a few early American Souths with no connection to my George SOUTH, Sr. (1639 Eng.-1670 VA). Here is about all I have on early American Souths:
Early American SOUTHS Notes:
Reference: Washington County Historical Society, Hagerstown, Maryland
Six South's who settled in Maryland in 1650
!Migration: George South Unknown 5 Apr 1652 Isle Of Kent, Kent Co., MD Est 1542 = Talbot Co., DE
!Marriage 1 Unknown Wife b: Abt 1633 in From Isle Of Kent, Maryland On April 5, 1652
Married: Abt 1651 in Of Isle Of Kent, Maryland On April 5, 1652, 5-6 Children.
!16 Mar 1665/6 (p.117b Accomack Co, Va Court Orders) Cert. granted to Henry Bishopp for 220a for
transporting Edw. SOUTH among others.
!16 Aug 1667 (p.36b Accomack Co, VA Court Orders) Cert. granted to Col. Edm. Scarburgh for 3,000a for transporting James SOUTH among others.
!16 Aug 1667 (p.36 Patent Book) Thomas & Richard Robinson for 1,050a for John SOUTH, Thomas SMITH, and others.
!Wm South (was born 1638), 10 May 1676 Wm SOUTH, witness in ct., stated age 38 in Westmoreland Co., VA; August 19, 1676, Witness in Ct. state age abt 37.
!25 July 1638, Edwd. Hill, Gent. pat. 450a, Charles City Co., VA nr. Jordans, pg. 579, due for 8 pers. including Christ. SOUTH.
!Thomas SOUTH (SOWTH) immigrated from Wilshire, Eng. to MD in 1649 d.1674 MD, book 929.273 So 87a by Charles Milford,wife Grace Hinson, left estate to his 2 sisters, no children are mentioned in his will. (Will of Capt. Thomas PAWLETT, dated 12 Jan 1643-44, left land to bro. John & left 40s to (wit. of this Westover, Charles City Co., VA will) John SOUTH (a lot of money in those days, Thos SOUTH of Swallowcliffe, Amesburyshire, England md 2nd w. Lady Margery PAWLETTT, dau. of Wm etc;).
!Gloucester Co., VA M. BK5,pg.648, 4 June 1656 740a for H.R. John SOUTH.
!16 Mar 1657, William SOUTH, Records of Colonial Gloucester Co.,VA HR with Jno. Peade, & Richard Cherry of 150a land on n/s of Horne Harbour Creek adj. land purchased of Lt. Wm WORLICH, to the head of creek and down same Easterly. (Co.M, Bk4, pg.211).
!17 Nov 1664 Accomack Co, VA Court Orders, pg.81b, & 82a Co.. Edm. Scarburgh cert. for 7,150a for transporting Thomas LAMBERT & Richard SOUTH among others.
! 15 Nov 1665 Northampton Co., VA a GEORGE SOUTH given 100 acres of land in Northampton.
!16 Mar 1665/66 Accomack Co, VA Ct. Orders p.117b, Cert. gr. to Henry Bishopp for 2,200a for transporting Edw. SOUTH among others.
!August 1666, GEORGE SOUTH paying taxes in Northampton Co., VA
!16 Aug 1667 Accomack Co., VA Ct. Orders (also abst. in book, Accomack Co, VA certif. & Rights by Nottingham, SLC lib. 975.516,R2na) Cert. for Thomas & Richard Robinson for 1,500a for trans. John SOUTH & Thomas SMITH & others.
!16 Mar 1668/9, p.118, Accomack Co., VA (above ref.)Mrs. Ann Toft for 2,000a for John GROVES & Hen: BAYLY.
!8 Mar 1666/7,pg.20, Accomack Co, VA (above ref.) David Williamson for 2,000a for Robert SEARLE & others. Arthur Robins rec. 2,00a for John STAPLETON & others.
!27 Feb 1670/71 GEORGE SOUTH deeded land in Northampton Co., VA to James Shirley.
!Pat.bk4,pg.74:Nicholas Spencer Esq of Westmoreland Co., VA dec'd land between Potomak & Rappahanock on Brs. of Nominy R. son Nicholas son land and gives history of it 26 May 1712 and in it he says lst surv. for Thos Deal 1 Mar 1665 and then sold by Deal to Spencer "excepting a small
part sold by Deal (Dias?) to GEORGE SOUTH 15 May 1672."
!8 Dec 1675 Westmoreland Co., VA, pg.262, Peter Dunken unto GEORGE SOUTH. All my interest of the within patten (patent) of land, only excepted one pointe of land belonging to this patten between Flood's Creeke and the marsh. Signed. Wit:Robert BLETSOE & James BLINCOWE.
(Patent is as Follows:) 2 July 1669. Grant of Sir Wm Berkley unto Peter DUNKIN of 140a in Westmoreland Co. upon the s/e side of Nomminy River...N. point of Flood's Creeke...into the maine woods...small creeke which divides this land the land of Tho: Yowell ... downe Nomminy River ... formerly belonging to Richard Kenor and by him sould and assigned to Peter Dunken as per bill of sale under the hand and seale of Richard Kenor and Elizabeth his wife 6 Oct 1665. Signed Wm Berkely.
!17 July 1676 (Charles City Co.,VA Order Book 1676-1679, pg. 178) Deposition of Francis South (nearly) 12 years old.
!20 Nov 1683, pg. 328 Lt. Abraham Jones,pat. 1,217a Charles City Co., Bristoll Parish, on s/s of Appomattox River. for trans. of 25 persons inc. George SOUTH. (also James BADCOCK) book, "Early VA Fam. Along the James River".
!book, Christ Church Parish Register,Middlesex Co, VA (formed in 1669 from Lancaster Co.), SLC lib. 975.533, K2 p 1988. (1)John SOUTH md Elizabeth SMITH 7 Jan 1711; son: SMITH b. 24 Jan & bap. 30 Jan 1717; son Andrew b. 25 Apr & bap 29 May 1715. (2)__?__ dau. of __?__ SOUTH b. 16 Jan 1748; (3)Geo. SOUTH, son of Smith & Rachel b. 11 Jan & bapt. 31 Jan 17_?_ 1748-1751 or earlier. (4) Andrew SOUTH son of Andrew & Elizabeth b. 1 Nov abt 1750? (5) Caleb BROOKS md Elizabeth SOUTH 17 Jan 1725.
!23 Oct 1725 William SOWEL died, book "St. Paul's Parish Register (Stafford--King George Counties, VA) 1715-1798", compiled by John B. C. Nicklin, Clearfield Publ.
!10 July 1753, St. Paul's Par. Regr., Thomas SOUTH md Dorothy Buckley.
!3 Aug 1754, St.Paul's Par. Reg.,Wm, son of Thomas & Dorothy SOUTH was bap.
!18 Mar 1793 Middlesex Co.,VA John SOUTH will ment. wife, Sarah, Dau Sarah SOUTH furniture, son Hardy horse,names of children:Wm, Hardy, Sarah, James, John, Lodowick, & Andrew SOUTH, and the one my wife is now big with. Wife sole executor, wits: Christopher Garland & Wm Healy. Power & Authority of Trustee to Christopher GARLAND of the County of Glouchester same witnesses.
!I believe this is the George SOUTH that was in MD who settled on the banks of the Antietim Creek in 1650, and had my George and probably son John (in a KY court John's son states his grandfather was from MD and John himself once stated that his father was from MD but never mentions that he was from MD-John son of Geo. of MD married in Middlesex Co., VA, his children were all born in Middlesex Co., VA and stay and have their own children in Middlesex Co.) No one has ever found anything on George in MD other than him settling on the banks of the Anititum creek in 1650. Therefore, I think he went down to Northampton Co., VA and then went around to Westmoreland Co., VA.
!There is no documentation to prove that the children I have attributed to this George SOUTH are his children except for my George and probably John, but William who was in Westmoreland I believe is connected.
!Source of information:book,Sands of Time of the SOUTH family, Milford-Millford Family & Other Allied Families, by Chas. P.Milford, Gateway Press, Inc. Baltimore, 1976, SLC lib 929.273 So 87a.
!1999 Sources are John SOUTH e-mail: email@example.com and David SOUTH firstname.lastname@example.org for most of what I have on the SOUTH'S in MD.
As you can see I use you and David South for a reference, but I quit working on the Souths because your email addresses didn't work. I sure would appreciate any additional information you can add to mine.
April Kyle BLADH
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