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Elizabeth Presley (Thompson)

Nicknames: "Conway"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Kent Island, Northumberland, Virginia
Death: Died in Northumberland, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Richard Thompson and Ursula Colclough
Wife of Edwin Conway, Gent., of Lancaster and Peter Presley, Sr
Mother of Posthumous Child Conway; Francis Conway (s/o Edwin); Jane Presley; Ursula Presley; Elizabeth Presley Cockrell and 3 others
Sister of Sarah Willoughby; Bish Thompson and Richard Thompson
Half sister of Elizabeth Presley

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About Elizabeth Presley (Thompson)

21 May 1695, Lancaster Co., Virginia Edwin Conway married to Elizabeth Thompson, daughter of Richard Thompson & Ursula Bishe as his 3rd wife.

From

Virginia Genealogies: A Genealogy of the Glassell Family of Scotland and Virginia : Also of the Families of Ball, Brown, Bryan, Conway, Daniel, Ewell, Holladay, Lewis, Littlepage, Moncure, Peyton, Robinson, Scott, Taylor, Wallace, and Others, of Virginia and Maryland (Google eBook) Horace Edwin Hayden E.B. Yordy, printer, 1891 - Virginia - 759 pages. Page 231:

EDWIN2 CONWAY (Edwin1), "of the County of Lancaster, Gent," b. pro. Eng. cir. 1640-4; d. Aug., 1698; will dat. Mar. 19, 1698; pro. Richmond county, Sep. 7, 1698.*

He m.

  1. (I.) cir. 1675-80, Sarah Fleete, dau. of Lieut. Colonel Henry Fleete, Lancaster county, Va.;
  2. (II.) cir. 1695, Elizabeth Thompson,! pro. of Lanc'r county. These marriages do not appear among the Lancaster marriage bonds.

Children, first marriage:

  1. + 4. i- Edwin,' b. —, I681-2; d. Oct. 3, 1763; m. (I.) —, 1704, Anne Ball; (II.) —, Ann Hack.
  2. 5. ii. Mary, b. Feb. 16, 16S6; d. Sep. 15, 1730, le 44; m. (L) Nov. II, 1703, John Dangerfield; (II.) Apr. 16, 1707, Major James Ball (ball 8, p. 63.)

Children, second marriage:

  1. -(- 6. iii. Francis, b. —, 1697; d. —; m. —, 1720, Rebecca Catlett.
  2. 7. iv. Posthumous child, b. 1698-9.

In 1695, before his 2d mar., Mr. Conway, like,Col. Joseph Ball (p. 57), conveyed his estate in part to his children by his first wife, and moved to Richmond Co. His eldest child, Edwin, was then only 14 years old. It is pro. that the land conveyed came to him by his first wife.

Of the second wife nothing is known beyond'her name. Mr. Warner, Clerk of Rich'd Co., writes me (1890): '* I find nothing touching this 2d mar. No Thompson seems to have lived in this Co. at that time. The Edwin Conway that owned large tracts of land in Rich'd Co. was living in Christ Ch. Parish 1681 and 1694."

Mr. Conway was Surveyor of Lanc'r Co., 1679-80. Like Mary Johnson Ball, we must measure Elizabeth Thompson Conway by her posterity. The one gave to the world a Washington, the other a Madison.

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Elizabeth Presley's Timeline

1642
1642
Kent Island, Northumberland, Virginia
1660
1660
Age 18
Northumberland, Virginia, USA
1664
June 29, 1664
Age 22
St. Stephens, Northumberland, Virginia, USA
June 29, 1664
Age 22
St Stephens Par, Northumberland, Virginia, USA
June 29, 1664
Age 22
St. Stephen's, Northumberland, Virginia, USA
1666
1666
Age 24
Farnham, Richmond County, Virginia, United States
1675
1675
Age 33
Blue Run, Orange, Virginia, USA
1680
1680
Age 38
Northumberland, VA
1683
1683
Age 41
St. Stephens, Northumberland, Virginia, USA
1696
April 15, 1696
Age 54
Richmond Co., Virginia, USA