Capt. Joseph Royall III

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Joseph Royall, III

Also Known As: "Captain Joseph Royall"
Birthplace: Doghams, Charles City, Virginia
Death: Died in Henrico, Virginia
Place of Burial: Bristol Parish, Henrico, Va
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. Joseph Royall, Jr. and Katherine B. Isham
Husband of Mary Royall; Mary Archer / Royall and first wife Royall
Father of Susannah Ellis; Joseph Royall, IV; William Royall; Henry Royall and Sarah Ann Hudson
Brother of Katherine Ann Perrin; Margaret Thomasin Dennis; Elizabeth Archer; Jane Sarah Royall; William Royall and 2 others
Half brother of Phoebe Belcher; Mary Randolph; Henry Isham, II; Anne Eppes and Ann Smith

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About Capt. Joseph Royall III

Joseph Royall III (1646-1732) was the son of Joseph Royall and wife Ann Banks. He was born in Virginia. Joseph served in the Colonial militia, rising to the rank of captain.. He served as Sheriff of Henrico and as vestryman of Curles Episcopal Church in Bristol Parish. He was a Justice of the Peace for Henrico County July 1702-1722.

Joseph married twice. His second wife was Mary, widow of George Archer, whose daughter Margery (Archer) Bullington, mentions in her will dated 20, January 1691/92 her brothers John Archer and Henry Royall. There are many claims but NO documents that one of his wives was Mary Eppes, daughter of Francis Eppes and wife Elizabeth Littlebury. There are claims that his first wife was named Thomasin, but again, no proof. I think those sources are confusing the generations of Joseph Royalls. This Joseph's father DID marry a Thomasin.

Joseph appeared in many court documents and land transactions during his life. These serve to verify his life as well as to give us an impression of him.

  • In 1678 Grand Jury presented to Joseph for playing cards on the Sabbath
  • He made a deposition 20, February 1681/82, Henrico, stating he was 26 years of age or thereabouts.
  • With Captain William Randolph and Francis Epes, the husbands of his half sisters, Royall was joint patentee, 20 April 1680, of 580 acres known as "Martin's Swamp" lying in Bermuda Hundred Neck on the south side of the James River and adjoining lands of the three grantees.
  • In her will dated Nov. 1686, Katherine Isham bequeathed "to my son Joseph Royall all my lands" and made him one of her executors.
  • In 1690, he received a large land grant as headrights for paying passage of colonists and slaves.

Children of Capt Joseph Royall and Mary Archer

  • Henry Royall (abt. 1680-1747) married (1) Elizabeth Liege (1688-?) (2) Mary Bevell Kennon
  • Joseph Royall (1681-1747) m. Elizabeth Kennon (m. Dec., 1698)
  • Sarah Royall (abt. 1686-1740) m. William Tyler
  • William Royall (1688-1737) m. Sarah Povall Baxter (1690-?) (m. 1714, Powathan, VA)

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Capt. Joseph Royall III's Timeline

Doghams, Charles City, Virginia
Age 19
Henrico, Virginia
Age 34
Henrico, Virginia, United States
Age 35
Henrico County, Virginia Colony, (Present USA)
September 23, 1688
Age 42
Henrico County, Virginia Colony
Age 42
May 7, 1722
Age 76
Henrico, Virginia
May 1722
Age 76
Bristol Parish, Henrico, Va