Farnifold Green (1674 - 1714)

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Birthplace: Northumberland, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Greens Creek, Craven, North Carolina, United States
Cause of death: Killed by Tuscarora Indians
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About Farnifold Green

Capt. Farnifold Green

Birth: 30 May 1674 in Saint Stephen's Parish, Northumberland County, Virginia Death: 1714 in Greens Creek, Craven County, North Carolina

One of the founders and first settlers of Craven County was Farnifold Green (1674-1714), who came to North Carolina in 1697 from the south bank of the Potomac River, in Northumberland County, Va. where his father Timothy had settled abut 1664. Timothy Green, apparently an emigrant from England, married a daughter or sister of the Rev. John Farnifold, who was one of the first trustees of the College of William and Mary. Young Farnifold's brother Titus journeyed with him to North Carolina but left no descendants. Farnifold Green was killed by Tuscarora Indians along with his son, Farnffold, one white servant and two colored servants. The other son James, was shot but escaped. (from records of Craven County, NC,Vol.I, p95.

Farnifold Green was living in Tuscarora in 1701 and had a brother Titus Green who settled on the north side of the Neuse prior to1707. He also had a brother named James. Farnifold Green made his will in 1711 and refered to his home as being located near Piney Point on Lower Broad Creek. In 1697 Farinfold Green starts to show up as newly arrived from Carolina. I have a note that Farinfold Green was born in 1674 in Northumberland County, Virginia. Farinfold Green's will, dated October 26, 1711, named his children: Thomas, John, Farniford, Janes, Elizabeth, and Jane Green.

Farnifold Green was married a lady named Hannah, and her last name is the question. Some say her maiden name was Kent, and some say Consolvo. What ever her maiden name, she married a Mr.Smithwick before marring Farnifold Green in 1693. After Farnifold Green was killed in about 1714 by the Tuscorora Indians, his widow must have married Capt. Richard Graves whose will is dated April 11, 1730. Richard Graves was the brother of Thomas Graves who married Sara Turner. Thomas Graves was an officer of the Virginia Company and came to Virginia in the fall of 1608.

Will Written 26 Oct 1711 Northumberland County, Virginia Formed 1645 From Chickacoan District: I give, Devise & bequeath all yt Tract of Land whereon my now Dwelling House stand wÙuth all its buildings ImprovemÙuts & appurtenances, beginning at a Live Oak wÙuth Severall Forks Standing at ye upper Side of ye first long Gutt below my house, near ye Mouth of ye Gutt being wÙuth several marks; thence running up ye River to a Corner Pine betwixt me & ____ Dawson, Esqr., Standing near a small Marsh & by ye Dawsons old Corn Feild fence, & running from ye forementioned Live Oak up ye afst. Gutt; thence into ye woods No. untill three quarters of a mile from ye River be Compleated; thence by a Line run an equal Distance from ye River to ye afsd. Dawsons Line. And also, one Plantacon and all my lands Lying ye Lower side of broad Creek on ye No. side of Neus River, neer to Piney point & near ye mouth of ye sd. River, unto my Son, Thos. Green, & to ye heirs of his Body for ever.

I give, Devise, & bequeath a Plantacon, with a Tract of land Beginning at a Live Oak neer to ye mouth of ye Gutt aforesd. so running down ye sd. River of Neus three quarters of a mile, thence No. Cross into ye Woods half a mile, and from ye aforementioned Live Oak No. One mile, And from there to ye End of ye Lower half mile Line, with all the ImprovemÙuts & Appurtenances thereto belonging; And also, my Entry and right to one Tract of Land Lying and being on ye lower side of ye first broad Creek above Captn. Jams. Beards Creek, begining a quarter of a Mile above ye Indian landing, by Computation thence down ye sd. Creek half a mile, with all ye Priviledges & appurtenances thereto belonging unto my Son, John Green, & to ye Heirs of his Body for ever; And for want of such Heirs to my Son, Farnifold Green, & the heirs of his Body for ever; & for want of heirs of ye sd. Farnifold Green, to my son, James Green, & ye Heirs of his body for ever; & for want of Heirs of ye sd. Jams. Green, to my two Daughters, Elizabeth & Jane Green, & their Heirs for ever.

I give, divise & bequeath a Tract of Land begining at my cupper Corner Tree, on ye Creek, & running down ye Creek to ye first branch below the Plantation whereon his Brother, Titus Green now Lives; thence to ye fork of ye sd. branch, & thence up ye Westermist parts of ye branch to ye head a line pareleÙull ye head line quite a Cross to ye aforesaid Dawsons Line, unto him ye sd. Titus Green, and his Heirs for ever. All ye rest of my land in Greens Neck, whereon I now Live, I Give, divise & bequeath to my two Sonns, Farnifold & JamÙus Green, to be divided into two Equall parts by a Line Drawn from ye No. Most Corner of Jno. GreenÙus Land to ye, Vizt: the upper part to Farnifold & ye heirs of his body for ever, and ye other part to James & ye heirs of his body for ever, reserving to James Egress & Regress into ye Woods through Farnifolds parts. And also, I give, divise & bequeath unto my son, Farnifold, One Tract of Land Lying in Green point neck on ye No. Side of Neus River & unto ye Heirs of his body for ever.

I Give, divise & bequest ye Lower survey of Land wch. I made in Greens bay of ye No. Side of Neus River to him & ye heirs of his body for ever, Provided yt in my Will, yt in Case my Son Farnifold should dye without Heirs of his Body, then all ye land hereby Divided unto him shall decend, be & remain unto my sd. Son, James & ye Heirs of his Body for ever; And In Case my se. Son James should dye without heirs of his Body as aforesaid, then all ye Land Divided unto my Sons, Farnifold and James, shall Descend and be, remain unto my Two Daughters, Elizabeth & Jane, & to their Heirs for ever.

I Give, Divise & Bequeath unto my Daughter in Law, Ann Smithick, one Tract of Land Lying on ye No. side Neus River, Called Nottingame points, yes:Two hundred & fifty Acres, to her & her Heirs forever.

I Give, divise & queath all ye rest of my Lands, Tenements or hereditamÙuts, not hereby before Divided I Give, divise & bequeath unto my Loving Wife, Hannah Green, & her heirs for ever.

I Give & bequeath unto my Son, Thos. a Young black Mare branded with F G & a Young gray Horse branded with F G on ye neer Butlock, and my bullet Gun, one Feather Bed & boulter, one Pillow, one Rugg & two blankets & two sheets. And unto my son Jno. One Negro Woman Called Fillis, one Trumpett mussel Gun, One Gray Mare abÙut. two Years olf, branded wÙuth F G on ye neer butlock. And unto my Som, Farnifold, One Bay Mare branded wÙuth F G & her Coult wÙuch is now by her Side, & one half of a Sixty pound Bill of Exchange now sent to Virginia, In Order for to be sent for England, & a Couple of Cows wÙuth Cow Calves, & my black Gunn, to be markÙud in his proper Mark ye next Spring after my Decease; ye Guns to be deliverÙud to each of them well fixt & in good Order. And to my Son, James, One Sorrel Mare branded wÙuth F G on ye near buttock, and her Coult by her Side, & one Negro man CallÙud Nick, and he other half of ye afsd. Sixty pound Bill of Ex. as aforsd. And my Will is yt my sons abovementionedÙu shall be DeemÙud at full Age when they shall arrive at ye Age of Eighteen years respectively. And to my two Daughters, Eliz. & Jane Green, I give & bequeath four young Cows wÙuth Cow Calves with their female Increase to markÙud in their proper marks ye next Spring after my Decease. All ye rest of my goods & Chattells, rights & Creditts, my Debts being pd. funerall Charges DefrayÙud, I Give, & Bequeath unto my Loving Wife, Hannah Green, whom I also make 7 appoint my Sole Executrix of ys my last Will & TestamnÙut & utterly making Void all Wills & TestamÙuts by me hereafter made. In Testimony whereof, I have hereunto fixt my hand & Seale, this 26th. day of October, Anno Dom., 1711.

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May 30, 1674
Northumberland, Virginia, United States
Age 39
Greens Creek, Craven, North Carolina, United States